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All web resources crawled by Google bots and recorded in Google databases.

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Is there a way to check how Googlebot would render non-public pages?

I have a page which uses react, and from what I understood docs, Google bot, before indexing, is executing JS (see here: JavaScript SEO Basics). First thing which I want to ask, is if my thinking is ...
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A malware indexed 260000 bad url in google ! How can i force to de index them?

The website www.example.es had a malware attack a few months ago. This malware managed to google thousands of fake urls. Typing "site: nolter.es" in google, 260,000 results appear, all of ...
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Google search console reports indexing my pages with pagination parameters even though they redirect

I recently saw in search console that Google is indexing some of my WordPress posts with pagination. For example example.com/post/page/2. The coverage report says "indexed but not submitted." It ...
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Google indexing and cached a page from another site on the same server, despite 404

Strange situation in Google index. We're running Magento with two store-fronts on different domains. Somehow Google index is displaying some pages from one store as belonging to the correct store but ...
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How many Days does Google Take to Reflect the Knowledge Graph and Site Navigation Element?

I wanted to see my website something like "the next web" shows up on the SERP page. So I have submitted the structure data to my website (I hope I did right). I am really not sure how many days does ...
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Google is adding "Archive" to the title of tag and category pages and not using the meta description

I am wondering why Google is indexing my tags and categories as archives. Is that OK to be like that or I should change them? How to change them? Actually it looks so awkward! I have configured my ...
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Google Search Console reports the number of indexed pages in the sitemap fluctuates

We have a large site. The number of indexed pages in our sitemap has been decreasing and increasing constantly in the last month. What should I do? Is there a special reason?
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How to make nginx override web app route for sitemap and robots?

I would like to make nginx serve sitemap and robots. My problem is that route http://example.com/ is handled by flask, configured to handle request with certain patterns - http://example.com/sitemap....
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What to do with my RSS sitemap & PubSubHubbub for fast URL indexation in Google?

I've read on several places, that by using Google PubSubHubbub will get the newest pages posted in RSS feeds ultra fast indexed by Google. So, I have my RSS sitemap with lots of new pages added daily ...
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Get the number of indexed URLs there are for a domain on Google via Google Sheets

I want pull the number of indexed results for a URL on Google into Google Sheets. Some methods that others in the SEO community have reported to not work are: IMPORTXML and the XPATH for the class ...
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Google Search Console lists recently added URL in excluded report but live test reports "URL is in Google"

About a week ago I added a new page and asked Google to index it using GSC. My site typically takes a couple of weeks before Google ultimately adds it to any search query results, so I'm not ...
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Google say URL is blocked by robots.txt but it isn't

My Google search console says that my submitted URL is blocked by robots.txt, but I checked header, tags and robots.txt it isn't. My URL was on #1 for my target keyword and daily get 1000 clicks ...
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Mobile Google Search Result Icon/Favicon Not Showing Up

I have put link rel=icon in the HTML with 48px icon size, tried with .ico and .png but the custom main site icon is not showing up in Google Search Result (Mobile). I have request reindex in Search ...
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Why might "fetch as Google" be taking longer to index submitted pages than it used to for my site?

I am not new to webmaster tools. I have long used "fetch as Google" to index my pages within 5 minutes. I don't know what happened to the index timing, but it is taking much longer now. Is anyone ...
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What can we do against fake pages spoofing our site?

There is a malicious agent who is creating crude fake versions of my employer's website. Even if they made a really bad copy there are still people falling for it. And nothing prevents them from ...
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Does Google index ajax data that load after 1 second by setTimeout?

I use load Javascrpt and use Ajax for load content. And i should use setTimeout for run Ajax load function after 1 or 2 second(s). Does Google index and follow this content?
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Google caching wrong content for top ranking URL causing rankings to drop 12 pages

When I use 'cache:example.com/category' Google is showing the homepage 'example.com' as the URL for the cached content. If I Google search 'info:example.com/category' it returns a result for the ...
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When using pagination, how can I tell Google to prefer indexing the first page?

I have a website for searching jobs. When user searching for some term, multiple results are displayed, and there is a pagination to browse these results (e.g. "page1", "page2", etc). I would expect, ...
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How to manage duplicate ajax URLs for search engines

If you use ajax URLs like example.com/#!explore - and you happen to have another URL that shows the same content, for example example.com/#!explore/world - how can you tell a service engine that both ...
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Google not indexing a site that is not available to US visitors despite sitemaps and hreflangs

I have a website that is forbidden for users in the USA, and all of the deep link pages redirect to the home page which has content explaining that the content if forbidden. For the rest of the ...
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Submitting various sitemaps for different languages

i have a site translated into 4 languages. I have submitted the sitemap to google webmaster tools (GWT) as one sitemap and translation links like below: I got a recommendation to create different ...
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Google Indexed cgi-sys/default-webpage for mobile, but shows the site correctly in desktop search

I moved my page to HTTPS. In the search result from a PC, it is indexed correctly, but on mobile google indexed my webpage as cgi-sys/defaultwebserver.php. To solve this problem I blocked cgi-sys ...
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Google doesn't index my pages managed by session

My website has an architecture like this: em1 sub1 sub2 ... em2 sub1 sub2 ... em3 ... ... All elements "em" has the same "sub" associated. The difference only resides on the content in the "...
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SEO tips for blog posts pagination

Three years ago we launched a self-made blog area on our e-commerce website. Call it an experimental feature, if you know what I mean. We had, and still have, a very minimalistic URL schema: /blog/...
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Website being indexed twice by Google, one with the correct sublinks and the other with all sublinks redirecting to homepage

As that title says, my website is being indexed by Google twice. Both indexes have the right SEO information for the home page, such as title and description. However for the sublinks there are two ...
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Allow Google to index content loaded by AJAX when clicked

I have read many articles about how Google handles AJAX loaded content, and I am aware that Google is now supposed to index your page like any modern browser now. However, I am still seeing much of ...
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Does including images in a sitemap.xml as unique pages have any negative affect on SEO?

So I know that the correct way of identifying pages in a sitemap is like this: <url> <loc>http://www.example.com/</loc> </url> If I want to include images in the sitemap, ...
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Wrong domain set as canonical by Google (301 redirect)

My situation: I have domain A that I use for my website, and want to use it as my main domain. Wordpress website is running on it and I have some pages indexed and visitors coming. I also have domain ...
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GSC Error: "Page indexed without content"

My client's GSC is saying the home page is "indexed without content". When I inspect the URL, it says it is not on Google. Clicking further into the issue seems to indicate that some sort of ...
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How to stop Google search, by using "noindex" and "nofollow," from offering options to private pages on a website

I have a family history website, call it "my_family.com". The primary file, index.php, has some introductory remarks of explanation and an html form into which one puts the website's ...
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Google won't update page cache

I had a virus donatelloflowfirstly on my page. After cleaning the virus, the site looks like it was before (from any device and IP I tested). However, Google page cache for homepage is still the virus ...
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Problem with how Google indexes multi-language and multi-domain website

I have a problem with how Google indexes multilanguage/multidomain website. Website itself handles two regions/languages and two domains. Language is identified by url param, not by the domain. ...
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PWA keeps being delisted as "Soft 404"

Our main root domain for our PWA is here: https://editor.construct.net There are many versions of the product, all accessible in sub folders, EG: https://editor.construct.net/r150/ https://editor....
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Googlebot not indexing language subdirectory

I've language based subdirectories, which is changed by user's country. Let's say if user request from Poland example.com 302 redirects to example.com/pl example.com/pl 301 redirects to example.com/...
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SITE: Search Google Index Mobile VS Desktop

So I noticed something weird yesterday...when doing a site: www.example.com search on google yesterday, it returned TWICE the amount of pages compared to doing a desktop site:search am I just really ...
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URL Dynamically changes after first edit

We are developing a magento eCommerce website with main category pages, sub-category pages and details page along with other static pages. Our condition is if any miss-spelled URLs entered directly ...