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Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies.

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SEO: example.com/keyword1/keywords2 or example.com/keyword1-keywords2

For search enginges, mostly google, is it better: example.com/keyword1/keywords2 or: example.com/keyword1-keywords2 This specific page has to rank high for keyword 2, and possibly keyword 1 too.
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Japanese keyword hacking error on website causing multiple URLs(not associated with our website) appearing in SERP [duplicate]

Our website has showing Japanese keywords in Search engine result pages, there are multiple URL's that are appearing on the result page which is not associated with our website. In starting the URL's ...
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Different maps on Safari and Chrome [on hold]

why do I see different "satellite" / orthophotos in Google Maps in Safari and Chrome? The one in Safari are newer but not in 3D. How do i get the new photos in Chrome?
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My website is hidden for using copyright content under DMCA complaint. How can i get it back?

My website is hidden for using copyright content under DMCA complaint. How can i get it back ? now it is showing "In response to a complaint that we received under the US Digital Millennium Copyright ...
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How do I ensure that my site appears in the knowledge graph of Google for queries such as “LMS Software”? [duplicate]

I have tried various approaches to ensure that my site gets included in the Google knowledge graph for "LMS software". Can you help me with this?
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Google Search Console “Mobile Usability issues” but live test shows “Page is mobile friendly”

Looking into a customers site that has been having issues with Mobile Usability issues in the google search console. Specific issues are: Clickable elements too close together Text too small to read ...
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Why my different product pages with similar content have different ranks?

We have a product based automobile website where we publish content for cars and bikes. This includes automobile's images, videos, pricing, reviews, similar offerings. We want to improve our Google ...
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Alternative domain name and Google Search Console

I have a mydomain.com domain that I've been using for years. Recently I purchased mydomain.it on which I applied a 301 redirect (mydomain.it -> mydomain.com). Do I have to do something on Google ...
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Website ranks on google and disappears again [duplicate]

I've created a website with WordPress about two months ago. The website mainly focuses on content writing services with up to 5 pages for different writing services & also a blog with more than 10 ...
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SEO - Website relaunch. Is it wiser to change things gradually? [duplicate]

I'm about to do a website relaunch in a couple of months. It's a WordPress site. The relaunch will include these changes: changes in content, both text and images a new WP theme, thus changes in the ...
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Seeing reviews on deleted business page [closed]

A local business has been behaving illegally. They had many reviews attesting to this. They have just deleted their business page and the reviews with it. Is there any way for me to still see the ...
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Could it be possible for a site to be indexed and cached but not show up in google search result? [duplicate]

My site is cached and indexed by Google.I have couple of thousands visitors per day. I have done every SEO check online but one problem persists. Despite abiding by Google webmasters' guide, my site ...
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Google removed me from search results after title SEO?

I am improving the SEO for out website. According to the best practices, I have changed more than 3 thousands of our content titles to become SEO friendly: Shortened them to under 70 characters (they ...
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Website appears in chinese when I search on google

My WordPress site got hacked recently and I removed the hacked files and did everything what Google requires to do to recover it, but still, when I search my website, it appears with some chinses ...
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Managing what image is displayed in Google mobile results pages

Google now includes in their mobile search results an image for some pages (this is in addition to now including the favicon for every site). Google mostly uses the image specified by the open graph ...
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Should we apply “noreferrer” on “Read More” or “View All”?

I experienced years back a search engine crawler issue that Google started showing "Read More" as title of the page in it's search results. Because that page was linked through "read more" link on new ...
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How should sources be cited in an article for good SEO, especially when there might be a lot?

I think there are two ways of citing sources in an article: links distributed in the article body, or links listed at the end of the article. Example with links in the article: This is some text ...
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How to move site.net <site.net> to site.com/blog <site.com/blog> without losing page ranking [duplicate]

Here is the case: I moved my blog from "www.site.net" to "www.site.com/blog", and I want to tell google webmaster tools about this change, I tried to use the "Change of Address" tool but it only ...
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Google Analytics Advanced Filter Question

I want to pull out 2 directories only in Google Analytics to compare them. Can we do that? What is the proper code? | Source / Medium | Matching RegEx | ^(bing / cpc | adcenter / cpc)$ This does ...
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Is Subdomain Site and Main Website Bad or Good?

I have had a subdomain website for about 2 years built on wix. It is on page 1 for some related keywords. Let's say the website is specific to sports cars. Example URL: sports-cars.mywebsite.com I ...
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My webpage is showing strange url on google results [closed]

I'm developing a website for a local school on Wordpress but today noticed someting weird when I look for the page in google this is the result I get: KEELER FORCE ブラック+Creepy Crawler M8090 7.00-16 ...
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For cloaking, what is the difference between the two examples Google gives: changes based on user agent, and text instead of flash to bots?

In that Google documentation about cloaking it is explained that cloaking could be either: Serving a page of HTML text to search engines, while showing a page of images or Flash to users ...
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100% copied articles with orginal articles

One of my clients needs to publish around 1000+ 100% copied articles on his website. Legally, he has already got permission from the article owner. The purpose of these articles is, keeping the users ...
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Is Google's new vs. returning users metric reliable? How do I gauge user loyalty? [duplicate]

I have a quick question regarding new vs. returning users - I know that new and returning users usually don't add up to users because of duplications, and "users" could be considered as the de-duped ...
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What is the equivalent of a meta description for a PDF file to get a snippet in the search results?

What PDF metadata does Google take as description into SERP snippet? Is it always the subject or has somebody experienced something else like author, keywords, or first text paragraph?
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Google Search Console reports crawl anomaly but the pages got traffic?

I am very confused to what is the current status of our website pages because the Google Search Console reports "Crawl Anomaly" and not-indexed status before and after using the Inspect URL tool - yet ...
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New vs. returning users on Google Analytics

I have a quick question regarding new vs. returning users - I know that new and returning users usually don't add up to users because of duplications, and "users" could be considered as the de-duped ...
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one can add a css code for “no indexing” a certain part of a page? [duplicate]

great page!!! Is there any way, one can add a css code for "no indexing" a certain part of a page...but index the rest so to speak, if one wants to no index certain phone number for instance? cheers ...
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Will adding content to my site regularly improve SEO performance? [duplicate]

Does putting up content on a daily basis have a positive effect on Google rankings? Will my site appear higher in SERPs?
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More than one version of my site is indexed, is this normal? [duplicate]

SSL cert is set to force HTTPS - but i can’t seem to set it so the only version that is accessible is secure WWW version. I’ve added all 4 versions to search console. I also submitted a sitemap for ...
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Recover SEO after accidentally redirecting to another site

My website domain is a.example. I need to change/move to a new hosting. While doing this on my new host, I accidentally made an redirect error that make my URLs (.htaccess): a.example/article-1/ ...
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Google analytics: Exclude users who leave landing page immediately?

My company used to sell some old tablets that were programmed to enter a specific landing page for their device - For example a Samsung Tab S would enter www.mycompany.com/Samsung-tabs. After a ...
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Google Analytics Goal Completion Scope

Struggling to find the answer to this query, but is a google analytics goal conversion (URL destination) scope set at hit, session or user? i.e. if it was at user scope and a user hit that same URL ...
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MediaWiki: Avoid multiple page redirects

I have an all default MediaWiki website: No added CSS/JS, No added extensions or custom PHP. I run the homepage of that website in Google Pagespeed Insights and I get: MediaWiki: Avoid multiple ...
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Google Analytics not tracking goals in event tracking

I have set up event tracking in Google Analytics as shown below, but when test it with triggering the event, it doesn't show any goals! Can you help?
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Would searches from a proxy simulating local country searches be considered legitimate and boost CTR?

I have a website and would like to know if searches from a proxy simulating local country searches would count as legit in the eyes of Google thus boosting the CTR? And would this boost the site's ...
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Can I delete sitemap.xml from my website, Will it have a negative impact?

For some reasons, I want to delete the sitemap.xml from my website. Will it have a negative impact in Google SEO ranking ?
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Roundup Posts - SEO

If I publish roundup posts (all external links are quality, no spams) more frequently, is there any chance to get Google penalty in future? Or anything which can decrease my ranking on Google? Eg: ...
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Robot.Txt File interpretation problem?

I have a Joomla/Shopware For an eCommerce website, but I see some problems and I think google didnt crawl pages: {block name="frontend_robots_txt_user_agent"} User-agent: * {/block} {block name="...
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Is possible to prevent third-party links to web page from appearing in Google Search results?

We have a situation in which a sensitive website is blocked from being crawled using a robots.txt file. This works well, however the problem is that for a period of time the team used semantic urls in ...
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How to tell google not to index my website on specific keywords?

I have 2 websites that have the same brand. One of them should not appear when searching the brand on the search engines. Do you have an Idea How to do this?
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Appealing a denied Google-search-console “Remove outdated content” request [closed]

Using the Google Search Console "Removed Outdated Content": https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals I requested the removal or re-indexing of my profile pages on two 3rd-party sites, that I ...
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My site was removed from one keyword [duplicate]

one day I noticed that my site was crawled by google and after this crawl my website was removed from one keyword. It may have been error on my part because I made menu item with thas tag as H1, maybe ...
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Google .dev domain strangely redirects to https

I bought a .dev domain today @ domains.google. I also set up a dedicated nginx web server to which the .dev domain points (A records). Very strangely, I can't access my nginx welcome page using my ...
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Transfer Search Console Ownership from one google account to another

I have 2 google accounts. One has my search console, google analytics and similar services. The other has my gmail account. I need to move my search console to my gmail account. What's the best/...
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Word Count isn't a ranking factor, is there any case study or proof? [duplicate]

According to many information like Is word count a large ranking factor for Google? and https://twitter.com/JohnMu/status/1021690796691607552 word count isn't a ranking factor. But I have never seen ...
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Do I need to disallow mediapartners-google in robots.txt for SEO?

I found that most of the websites disallow mediapartners-google in robots.txt. Why do I need to do block mediapartners-google? Can blocking it help withp better SEO or does it not matter for SEO?
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Track user from adwords in my own community

I want to track adwords users, who register to my website. I want to know which ad was clicked and led to a registration and connect this information to the user. I could f.e. modify the final URL ...
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How to stop Google from indexing my webpage? [duplicate]

I have a webpage /user/login , I want to keep it private but Google has indexed the page. I have tried lots of ways: In robos.txt, I added a new line:Disallow: /user/, added header header("Robots: ...
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Google custom search API giving a 405 error for a post request

My website has a chatbot on it. This bot is attempting to do a POST request to the google custom search tool. I have a custom search page set up already. When I make the POST request, I receive a ...