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Your goal is excellent, and I think the approach you are looking for is already existent in CSS as @media and display. One option HTML <a href="#" class="menu_links"><span class="hidetext">Graphic </span>Design</a> CSS @media screen { span.hidetext { display: none; } } @media aural { span.hidetext { display: inline; } } ...


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I have been using GWT for three or more years and each website's rankings come from their own SEO techniques. It has nothing to do with single GWT account. On the other hand, GWT allows single account with multiple sites each having multiple sitemaps and multiple owners. If having multiple sites in a single account was a grey shade in Google's ...


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CSE is a bit tricky to tackle down. Often you need to use a more specific target, or use !important to force styles. Technically it should only need this rule (test will turn it red) but the CSE box is heavily styled by Google. Try this first: #___gcse_0 input[type="text"] { background: #F00 !important; } If that doesnt work, try combing it with a CSE ...


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This is by design and is how Google works. It does not necessarily use the meta description in the SERPs if it thinks other text on the page is more relevant to what the user has searched for.


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There is nothing you can do in Google Webmaster Tools that will mess up rankings short of disavowing a bunch of links. One has nothing to do with the other. In fact, I would seriously question if the SEO manager has any idea about what he is managing. It seems like a silly argument for him to make.


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Google is attempting to append your site name to your title. Most sites put the site name at the end of titles themselves because: It is good for branding It differentiates your listing in the search results and makes users more likely to click Its better at the end of the title than at the beginning because having the site name get truncated isn't a big ...


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I think this is a synchronisation problem of updating the Google databases. When you 301 redirect the home page to an article, you say to Googlebot the new home page is the article but Google takes more time to take into consideration a redirect than a title change. That's why I think Google updated your title without taking into consideration the redirect ...


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This is a symptom of a hacked site. The malware is adding this content. It may be adding it just for Googlebot and then redirecting users somewhere else. Google Webmaster Tools may be able to tell you more information. Look at the content keywords for your site: If unexpected keywords, such as "Viagra", appear on this page, this could be a sign that ...


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(My answer from your cross-posted (and now closed) question.) Google shows your meta-description if they think it’s useful for the searching user. See Google’s documentation (bold emphasis mine): Google will sometimes use the meta description of a page in search results snippets, if we think it gives users a more accurate description than would be ...


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I disagree with the comment that SEO is extremely complex. Actually, it is common sense stuff. There is no magic, voodoo, special formula, incarnations, specific sequence of buttons and switches, etc. You do not need the voodoo priestess Bloody Mary to come to your house or office. How search engines work is very simple and only a handful of techniques that ...


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That doesn't sound like a good idea at all. Google isn't likely to be keen on the bilingual content (as it sees it), and there's also the issue of people using old web browsers that may not have JavaScript or CSS support. I suggest finding a way to separate the content into separate URLs.


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The text only version of their cache is exactly that: no images and only text. The only thing that you have in that link is an image with no text. It is removed in the process of creating a text only view of the page for the Google cache. The full HTML version of the cache has working links. I wouldn't expect this to have any effect on Google's ...


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Okay. This can be expected. There is a link to your site that Google followed therefor your site's home page is indexed regardless of the robots.txt file. It is something that Google has been doing for a while that many including myself do not agree with. There should be nothing indexed in any search engine that respects robots.txt. Here is what Google ...


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Redirecting all the versions to a single canonical version is the most important thing. It sounds like you have that covered. You also need to use your brand name on your home page in text (not just logo). Part of the problem could be that Google isn't ranking the right page because the right page isn't using the right words. If an old version of the ...


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Thanks for all who replied. I found the solution explained in this link as the most useful approach to customize the google CSE search box. You can use the FORM tag as follows, and use any CSS customization on that tag div. <div class="top-search"> <form method="get" id="searchform" id="searchbox_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:YYYYYYYYYYY" ...


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I currently have seven different sites in my Webmaster Tools under a single account. I don't expect any of them to rank worse for it. It is fairly routine for an SEO consultant to perform SEO services for a company and need access to Webmaster Tools for for their website. I've typically seen that done by allowing the consultant to add and verify the ...


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Have you tried: 1) Behavior -> Site Content -> Landing Page 2) Choose Keyword as you Secondary Dimension 3) Click on Advanced Filter 4) Select Include -> Landing Page -> Contains -> [enter your landing page url] This should pull up the landing page with all of the keywords if there are any. You might not see them all since a lot of keywords now a days ...


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It probably means the page is no longer indexed. This could be due to penalties applied since the page was first indexed. Google is constantly applying quality control updates to their algorithm (commonly known as Panda and Penguin) which can have a negative impact on pages it considers low quality.


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Results in a site: are not guaranteed to be in any particular order. This video from Google states there are several potential metrics: page popularity PageRank (or something similar) URL length (with shorter URLs ranking higher) And that video is from 3 years ago so there could be others. It's most likely that because your site is not highly popular, ...


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I feel like I am misunderstanding something, but if I am actually understanding the issue, it seems like two tools would completely solve the problem. (Leave the 301s in place.) Create a robots.txt and disallow all indexing and crawling on the old site. In Webmaster Tools, click Google Index/Remove URLs. Enter the domain name of the old site. It will ask ...



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