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Googlebot (the web crawler of Google) can discover your page by different ways: if it finds a link to your page from a web page (inside or outside your domain name) if you submit the URL to your Google Webmaster Tools account through a sitemap.xml In that case, the page can be indexed. In most of cases, Googlebot decides to index it (for example, it's ...


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No, Google doesn't automatically index your pages, if no other site links to them. You should put a robots.txt file on the root directory of your server, which can prevent the search engine from indexing the pages of a specific folder. It could look like this: User-agent: * Disallow: /


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If web crawlers get to this page one way or another, and if it is not marked as noindex and it is not blocked in your robots.txt, then yes, they may decide to index it. You may also use noarchive to make sure they don't keep a cached version of it.


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If you are redirecting old pages to the new pages that have the same content as the redirected pages (and ideally the same URL structure), then patience is needed. I suggest that you look at the analytics of the old domains and see which pages brought most of the traffic. Track those to see whether or not you regained the old traffic. But, if you are doing ...


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Google Webmaster Tools index count will fluctuate constantly especially with dynamic sites or those using common platforms such as forum software. The best way to tell how many of these URL's Google are dropping from their index is to use the site operator in Google's web search, for example:- site: example.com/forum This will show you all indexed URL's ...


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Unfortunately, the fastest way to remove pages from the Google index, you abandoned. There is nothing wrong with using the robots.txt file to remove pages from the Google index. Having switched to noindex, it will take some time for the spider to fetch all of the pages and update the index. The speed will depend upon the freshness of your site in the past. ...


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Yes. Eric Enge: Can a NoIndex page accumulate PageRank? Matt Cutts: A NoIndex page can accumulate PageRank, because the links are still followed outwards from a NoIndex page. Eric Enge: So, it can accumulate and pass PageRank. Matt Cutts: Right, and it will still accumulate PageRank, but it won't be showing in our Index. So, I ...


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It depends on how many products you have. But here few basic standard practices. If content is unoriginal and less than 300words; mark for no-index and no-follow. If content is original and less than 3000words; mark for no-index and do-follow If content is original and more than 300words; mark for index and do-follow. Suggestions on improving - Add ...


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A while back, I wrote an article about cloaking on the Internet. http://snapwebsites.com/journal/2012/06/snap-seo-what-cloaking-and-why-search-engines-do-not-it Maybe that will shed some light about the technique and what search engines really do not like. Note that the fact that a page is marked as NOINDEX does not mean search engines won't access the ...


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The noindex should be enough to stop it getting indexed. With regards to iframes and linking, I can't actually find any guidelines from Google. In fact, all they seem to officially say on the entire subject of iframes is "Google supports frames and iframes to the extent that it can." You would need to link to the article you mention for its context, but I ...



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