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comment SEO: does Google index search result pages?
possible duplicate of Does Google submit HTML forms?
12h
comment pages still show up in google search even after disallowed in robots.txt
I might just add that if pages are already indexed, if you block them in robots.txt they won't actually be removed from the serps. They will no longer be crawled, but they will still appear in the SERPs, with a statement like: 'Google cannot display the meta description for this pages due to robots.txt'. Most often the pages will drop into Google's omitted results (where you have to click to see it), but they can still come up in Google searches. If you block them in robots.txt, you must remove then GWT for them to be removed from the SERPS.
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revised Can I use Google Search to determine if my website contains original or copied content?
added some extra info
2d
answered Can I use Google Search to determine if my website contains original or copied content?
Aug
7
answered Why isn't Google Analytics data being recorded?
Aug
3
answered Meta description tags appearing in Google search results even though they had been removed
Jul
25
comment non-cachable Canonical redirect of www to non-www
If you update all your internal linking to point to the canonical urls without having to redirect, then won't this circumvent the issue in question? I'd definitely not change 301's to 302's just to appease a small check in a page speed check, as this could result in a duplicate page becoming indexed, as 302's urls can stay in the index.
Jul
23
awarded  Curious
Jul
22
asked Track a Goal conversion in Google Analytics for filling in a contact form when the URL stays the same
Jul
21
answered How to handle URL parameter for mobile site
Jul
17
accepted Will canonical tag referencing unsecure HTTP URLs on a HTTPS page cause the unsecure message?
Jul
17
comment Will canonical tag referencing unsecure HTTP URLs on a HTTPS page cause the unsecure message?
Fantastic, that's great thanks.
Jul
17
comment Will canonical tag referencing unsecure HTTP URLs on a HTTPS page cause the unsecure message?
Do you have an example? Even though its within a canonical tag, there is still http being referenced within the page code. So makes me think it may still see the http.
Jul
17
asked Will canonical tag referencing unsecure HTTP URLs on a HTTPS page cause the unsecure message?
Jul
14
answered Canonical link for sorting topics pages
Jul
9
comment Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration
I'm pretty sure the change of address setting in GWT is when you are changing your actual domain name, as opposed to just the prefix, however I'm not a 100%, so I'll let someone else answer.
Jul
7
comment SEO: is it a good practice for 2000 pages to redirect to 20 pages?
We'll have to agree to disagree here. I've worked on hundreds of sites where I've redirected URLs and over time they have all been removed from Google's index. Then generally the new URLs have taken the 'ranking' from the old URLs and also passed over most of the PR.
Jul
6
comment SEO: is it a good practice for 2000 pages to redirect to 20 pages?
@closetnoc, Infact when a page is 301 redirected it will over time be removed from the index, so there is no problem with leaving redirects on for ever. This is particularly important should any of the removed pages have backlinks pointing to them, as the link will always point to the page and pass over any 'juice'
Jul
6
answered Does noindex metatag have a negative effect on the canonical URLs PageRank?
Jul
3
comment Redirect all paginated pages to their main category page
But could this be bad for user experience? what happens if someone clicks your paginated pages expecting to see pages 2, 3 etc? Yuo might be better implementing rel=”next” and rel=”prev” mark up: googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/…