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Wow. This is too big a topic to cover completely, so I will try and focus on your question with something of a mini-tutorial. When you do a site:mydomain.com in Google, you will see your site listed somewhat in order of importance according to what Google has found. Often your sites home page is listed first, but not always. If it is not, do not worry about ...


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As long as the alias pulls up a valid web page, Google will be able to crawl it. You just need to make that URL available to them, most likely though an XML sitemap if the URL will not be available on your website. The problem you're going to have is duplicate content. You'll have two URLs pulling up the same content which is exactly what Google doesn't ...


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Well, it is a case of "Only Google really know". My thoughts: Wordpress sites are going to generate several pages of duplicate content, eg tag pages, and so this type of page may be downgraded in the listings. Your pages are heavy in template, but sometimes only a small area of content changes (such as the title and what video is playing). As so little ...


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Yeah. There is a better way. Do it the traditional way. Really. I am not saying that you cannot have dynamic pages, just do not try and game the system. Create solid and valuable content for the topics and sub-topics you have. You can make it database driven so that courses can be added and deleted if you want. That would be a good idea. You do not want ...


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Yes you are correct. When searching for content in Google the site at the top of the search results is considered the Authoritative (least in Googles eyes) source of the content. This doesn't necessarily mean the original source, Google sometimes gets it wrong, but the most part is pretty accurate at figuring out the original source. If doing a search for ...


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Use CopyScape http://www.copyscape.com/ It will show you what part, and what percent of the text is copied from other sources. Of course no content can be 100% original. Paraphrasing is not an illegal thing and is an integral part of content writing. But it's about the total percent of the text on a specific web page. Note that with the tool above you will ...


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Unfortunately, Google decides in which cases your site has sitelinks and which cases has not. And it's most probably Google sees word1word2 as two separate words even if it's your brand name. In a domain name, keywords are necessarily sticked; that's why Google tries to separate keywords to show up your site in SERPs when it's relevant (in relation to ...


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It means that tool is unable to find PageRank for your homepage. That is literally all it means. PageRank is per web page not per website. So all that tool claims to report is it can't find what the PR is for your homepage. That tool is not Google so anything it claims to report cannot be assured as accurate. Google does not offer an API for determining a ...


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Rich snippets should improve search results overall (see Google's explanation, here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/99170?hl=en), and they do give you some control over what gets returned from a Google search, including a site search. As already noted, for site search this will be independent of your domain's general ranking. Likewise, ...


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This seems to be the way Google works. You cannot speed up Google and patience is something even an already patient man learns. Google will fetch a few pages to test download speed and then fetch a larger amount for a period. It seems based on what I have seen over the years that Google will fetch in chunks as great as about 40,000 - 50,000 pages per day ...


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Do you have a DMOZ entry? I recently had the same problem where Google was pulling what I thought was the old meta description. After much hair pulling I found out there was an old DMOZ entry for the site and Google was using the meta description from the DMOZ description. If you ever have this issue. you can use the following meta tag to tell search ...


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I recently removed all the meta description tags How "recently"? It can take some time before changes are reflected in the SERPs. ...the site was indexed after I uploaded it. I think you mean the site was crawled after you updated it. Being crawled and indexed (when your pages actually appear in the SERPs) are two different things. ...The ...


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Keep in mind Google needs to crawl it a couple time's before Google shows the updated results. As Dan mentioned - you can speed it up by forcing Google to crawl the page (but it's impossible to say just how much that helps). Be patient - not a huge deal.


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Google often uses the description meta-tag for the snippet in the SERPs but that is not guaranteed though can be often counted on. If you are using a description meta-tag and are not pleased by what you see in the SERPs then simply change the description meta-tag. However, if the description meta-tag is empty or missing, you are leaving it up to Google to ...


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According to Schema.org: The image property expects a URL or an ImageObject item. In Microdata, URLs must be specified with one of the HTML elements that take a URL as value. Among them is a (with its href attribute). So it should be possible to use: <a itemprop="image" href="http://example.com/my-product-image.png">…</a> Using custom ...


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If all your page titles are too similar, they may also choose to use the text from somewhere else on the page. Make sure all the pages have different descriptions, and that description relates to other content on the page so that it is seen as relevant to what the page is about. Also: 3 days doesn't seem long. You've told them that the site needs ...


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Your search results depends on the location from where your are searching. Google search engine prefers to show local results primarily. The result shown in the is quite obvious as the content in the result pages is related to members of ottawa and dating information in Ottawa. So these results are relevant according to Google and hence have show at the ...


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Good observation! Google observes your location and then gives more preferences to pages which are listing for online dating and which provide geographical information (in this case Ottawa, Canada). Notice the URLs of okcupid.com and eharmony.com ... I visited those URLs, and the content is also quite unique (okcupid lists members in that area, and ...


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Sometimes when I am logged in to Google, it displays a different result vs when I am not logged in. I think it works by your location/GPS. Sometimes I get a different result on my phone.


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This is something that Google does on its own. Their search results, by default, are personalized to each user. It is based on factors such as location and search history.


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You need to do some SEO work on your site. Pages and blog posts need meaningful headers. Your h1 and h2 etc are important. Each pages header should be different. An example of a problem might be an events page with an 'events' header. The detail may be loaded in by an Id on the querystring. This is bad practice for SEO. Each event should have its own ...


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It can get the info from various places - eg Wikipedia, imdb, Google+ business pages. Usually external sources will be credited, so you can see if you can copy. If your business is local, then it is certainly worth using Google with Places for Business so it appears on the map. https://www.google.co.uk/business/ That appears to be what the one in your ...


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Since in some cases the information is taken from Wikipedia, you might as well try and create a Wikipedia page for your brand. Google+ pages help with location of physical addresses, comments, pictures and so on. As you can see in the image you posted, Wikipedia info shows up first, then the location and other info from Google+


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From: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2272084/How-to-Dominate-the-Entire-First-Page-of-Google Google+ Brands that have verified Google+ accounts can capture side rail real estate for brand terms by utilizing rel="publisher". This works similarly to authorship but is tied to Google+ pages as opposed to individual accounts. The result is a ...



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