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First, I hope you put a proper 301 redirect for any page in your htaccess. If some of your pages require parameters, like example.com/?p=20, then you need to use mod_rewrite with [R=301] instead of the easier mod_alias Redirect directive in your htaccess. Also, until Google Bot comes again and indexes, it will not update the Google index. Second, it will ...


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The inner quotes are still recognized as a control character in the query (note that Google strips out all non-alphanumeric characters except control characters when running a query - you can add apostrophes, periods, and commas to the query without altering the search results). Your effective search on the first go was: "Submitting values of " jQuery ...


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I ended up drilling down to the problematic sub-folder through searching for site:domain.com/foo/bar/ but in my search I did come across a method for getting the search results into an excel file. Open up a Google Docs spreadsheet and use this formula: =importXml("www.google.com/search?q=site:domain.com&num=100&start=1"; "//cite") It will only ...


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Unfortunately there is no way to get a full list of every indexed page in Google. Even milo5b's solution will only get you at most 1,000 URLs. It sounds like you have some duplicate content issues. In Webmaster Tools, check in Health > Index Status and it will show you a cumulative total of pages indexed over time. If the graph makes a big leap at one point ...


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The CTR is always a calculation of clicks divided by actual impressions of your link. The Webmaster Tools help page says the same, so the last statement would be true.


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It's well known that Google tends to favor user generated content […] You're basing that blanket statement on what? Your logic seems backwards, plus overly simplistic. Google favors authoritative content. (For some values of authoritative, and not always the same ones.) Those two examples just so happen to be user-generated. And one of them for narrow ...


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A fresher is somebody with little experience, so you are correct, Google is showing results that mean exactly the opposite of what you want. Google uses algorithms to automatically determine what words mean based on their usage. Their algorithm has determined that "fresher" means "experienced" rather than "inexperienced". Bugs like this in Google ...


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You need to include the "/" URL in your Sitemap file and specify it as the hreflang "x-default". That way, Google will know that this is a part of your set of pages, and will be able to handle it appropriately. Note that hreflang is a signal, and not a directive for Google, so it might be that the "/" URL still occasionally shows up.


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The exact mechanism is currently only known to Google, you can find their cryptic help document here. What you need to do to get this process started is the following things - Have a well defined menu and proper internal linking. The best way to do this is first figure out the Information Architecture of your site and then go about linking the pages. For. ...


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There is simply too much worry and panic about Google on this board. Google happens, things get weird, stuff moves around, it may be something you did, it may be something you did not do, it may be something someone else did, it may be something someone else did not do. It may have been something done weeks ago, it may have been something done just before. ...


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Speculation (as it always is with SEO): 1) Your first search occurred while Google was updating its index and you caught it at a moment when SO was 8th due to whatever Google does when they do their updates. I see sites that I run that are ranked number one occasionally come up somewhere else in the top ten briefly but they always return to number 1 ...


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You could write a script that parses Google's SERP (for example PHP + Curl) and store each link in a CSV file. Be careful to have your script behave like a human, because Google could ban your IP from search results for a few hours if you abuse this.


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This does not seem possible, although it may depend on your particular webserver, but I strongly doubt this. As far as I know, www.example.com and www.example.com/ are the same thing. PHP certainly treats then that way too (if you use parse_url() on both you get exactly the same results). The first rule of your robots.txt allows the root of the site to be ...


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In addition to Evgeny's very good points, it should be noted that the Google Webmaster's tool allows you to specify a preferred domain, either with or without the www prefixes. Google's explanation of this option follows: The preferred domain is the one that you would like used to index your site's pages. If you specify your preferred domain as ...


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Google indexes and Updates Pages that are 301 > 200 Status If you have 2 domains such as mysite.cloudapp.net and mysite.com using 301 from the cloudapp to the mysite.com will be updated by Google because the Google's bot follows the redirects and as soon as it read a status 200 that becomes the master page and that's what will get indexed/updated. 301 ...


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Yes and no. First no you cannot alter how many lines of text appear for your site in the search results. However...you can greatly enhance your listing by providing ancillary information on your site/business which can be included at Google's discretion which can greatly enhance your visibility. Some such items include: Google Places (location based ...


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This is expected behaviour. When you add more keywords to your search you add more possibilities of pages within your site to match any of those keywords. Search engines work on the assumption of an or search criteria meaning "show any pages that matches "another" or "keyword". Words that match both are just considered more relevant than those that do not. ...


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Your general setup sounds fine. A few things to check: When you do your geo-IP redirects, ensure that they are the "301 permanent" variety. If you are using 302 temporary redirects, Google will be hesitant to change the URLs Test Googlebot specifically. I tend to use a command line program like curl to test these items. Make sure the information ...


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This data that you have highlighted in your screenshot of search results in known as rich snippet data. By using Schema markup, you can provide search engines with more information about the type of content your website contains. You can see an example of the BlogPosting Schema markup that you'd need for this here. As per your screenshot, you can also see ...


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The term for a page that is in between you and the page you want to view is called an "interstitial". Whether or not AdSense ads are allowed on interstitials was discussed in the Google product forums. Many replies say that it is not allowed because of several restrictions in the Google Adwords terms of service: Site Behavior Sites showing ...


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Bing may change titles in their SERPs (Just like Google). See Bing’s blog post How Does Bing Choose The Title For My Web Page?: Sometimes, despite a webmaster’s best efforts, Bing may choose to serve a title that is different to the title of a web site or document. Why "My social networks"? Maybe because it is your first heading on the homepage, which ...


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Why is Google.co.in showing and highlighting antonyms of a keyword in search results? I don't see any evidence here that Google is highlighting "antonyms of a keyword" in these search results. It's simply highlighting the content from the page returned that most closely matches your search terms either from the Meta description, or body if that's ...


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You do not want to show your local site search results to Google to be indexed. First of all, as John Conde stated, Google doesn't necessarily want site search results in the index and, frankly, you don't want to display a huge page of links to Google as it will appear spammy to the algorithm under nearly all circumstances. As far as the authoritative ...


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As Scott Helme answers, it is very unusual not to want more real estate in the Google SERPs. Most webmaster are happy to have multiple links to their site in the search results. Most websites sell more product or otherwise perform better when they allow the user to land on the most relevant page. If you really want to discourage search engines from ...


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Many webmasters desperately try to get deep links to their site in Google SERPs. This is a show of confidence from Google that they feel this is what people want when searching for you. I have a similar situation when you Google me. I generally have the top 2 or 3 spots in Google SERPs. Occupying the top x number of results is better than occupying just the ...


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Google will populate the site links automatically in which they believe is the most important and useful to site visitors. It is important to note that this data is not displayed on all 'search phrases' and only displayed if you are number 1 on the search result. Once Google has populated your site links you can then review the ones you think visitors will ...


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Google personalize search results. So it could be that for the exact same phrase your webpage sometimes comes on page 1 and sometimes on page 2. Therefore it is possible to still get a relatively high 9% CTR and average position of 14th.


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Agreed with the other posters re: Google not being so much in favor of user-generated content as they are authoritative content. There's another factor that revolves around this same principle that comes into play here: backlinks. Although it's now one of a number of ranking factors, Google still equivocates quality backlinks with authority. Reddit and ...


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Well, how long did your website spent online? It takes some time and a lot of efforts to see your website in the first positions especially when there are competitors. Try sharing your URL with friends and on forums, try bringing different IP's and backlinks to your website too. Choose carefully the keywords and try keeping a unique URL too for the ...


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It sounds to me like you're already logged into Google (either via gmail, blogspot, or some other Google service), so when it returns the result to you it's taking you to the admin page, because you're the admin. If you log out of google and do the search it should take you to the public page because then you're just an anonymous user.



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