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

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Google Scholar Content Gone

The content on my website was on Google Scholar but now is gone. We added the citation_title class to the element containing our articles titles. We also modified the style of that class so it is the ...
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Indexing Slideshow Pages versus Indexing Individual Images

My site is made up of a large content of resource images which are organized into groups shown in a Javascript slideshow. Only very small thumbnails are visible on the main web page itself. If I were ...
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What's the difference between Google's “submit URL” tool and just having a URL on your submitted xml sitemap?

I've used Google's "submit URL" feature in hopes of getting certain URLs indexed (or updated in the index), but I'm curious if submitting the URLs you want to be indexed via the xml sitemap is ...
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Does Google follow and count a backlink that goes through a JavaScript location.href redirect page?

example.com has a link on their website which is on same domain like, <a href="https://example.com?ref=mywebsite.tld">Reference</a> example.com?ref=mywebsite.tld doesn't redirect with ...
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How can I remove this URL from Google?

Do you know how I deindex this page? "https://www.example.com/click/B00354KQHA/US/mybestroadbikes-20/" There are several links similar to this one that appear on the Google results. I am using ...
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SEO : how to index subpages and toppage, but not pages between?

This should be indexed : http://example.com/ http://example.com/products/9823948 http://example.com/products/3984239 ... but not this : http://example.com/products In other words, it is possible ...
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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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Google is trimming my page descriptions to 145 characters

I'm facing serious problems with my site's appearance on Google. I recently added different service locations to the end of the page descriptions, Google seems to have trimmed all of my descriptions ...
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How to instruct Google to ignore URLs with given suffix/parameter?

Hi there I need to temporarily instruct Google to exclude from indexing all URLs that contain the following suffix: ?lang=it How can I achieve this?
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Is there a penalty for submitting URLs for indexing too often?

I frequently submit URLs using the Submit URL method here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url I have noticed that when I submit URLs that need to be re-crawled, they do not get ...
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Will Google re-crawl and index a page that was once noindexed?

I have many pages Category Pages that show items inside, but all items has expire time and after reach it, items will remove from page. Sometimes happen, some categories/pages will be empty and this ...
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Remove https://{site}.tld from Google

I maintain a client's website, and at the beginning he insisted that he wanted two tld extensions on the same website (.gr and .com). I thought it was weird, but not having any idea on what was about ...
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SEO impact of native vs. custom blog post types in WordPress

When I was setting up my Wordpress based site, the native blog post type (posts) didn't offer the structure and features I was after, so I created my own custom post type (library) with additional ...
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How do I remove a legacy site from appearing in Google search results?

How do I remove legacy URLs that Google has decided to cache? When we went live with our new site, we moved the old site to legacy.example.com for our staff to be able to access the old site. I'm ...
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How to get Soft 404 pages removed from Google index

We have weekly hundreds of events and corresponding event detail pages. Those event detail pages are gone after the event is over but the pages were still returning 200-FOUND (soft 404). To make the ...
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Use canonical tag instead of redirect 301

I have many URL that I made 301 redirect now after 2 months I want to remove this redirect and set canonical tag instead, is it harmful for SEO and google? Now: example.com/ads/n-151617.html > 301 ...
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How to say, “Google, index my web site only during specific times?”

Is it possible tell Google to only index my site between certain hours? If it is, how can I manage it?
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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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Google Search Console reports my URLs are indexed but they are not showing in search result even for a site: search

All my URLs has been indexed and is showing in Google search result except for /product directory. For example you can search in Google: site:https://www.zanemroozi.com/product/ Google Search ...
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Built a site on a domain that was previously 301 redirected, Google won't crawl it now

I registered a domain and built a site on it. I didn't realize that the domain had a previous owner who 301 redirected the entire domain to another domain of his. I have this domain listed in my ...
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Homepage not at the top of the results for a “site:” search on Google

When I do site: on Google for my website, the homepage is nowhere in search results. In fact, I can't find it anywhere at all. If I search my brand name, it comes up and the pages are indexing. My ...
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Blog is only indexed in Google search under HTTPS and not HTTP

I searched Google for my title match website is not there in the first 300. Domain age close to 9 years. The website has been live since then, though I have actively started maintaining it from ...
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Website disappeared from Google after redirecting Googlebot to HTML with only the metadata I want indexed

I have a website on which I use a redirect only for Googlebot to a HTML file. It only contains metadata that I want to show in the search results. I have removed everything else from the HTML: <!...
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What is the impact on SEO of deleting all content on a site and starting over with a new content management system?

I am thinking of hitting the refresh button on my custom asp.net website by moving to WordPress install. Since the website is a couple of years old, there is a lot of content that is already indexed ...
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Submit to Google without logging in? [duplicate]

I want to submit certain web pages to Google so they can be indexed after they have been added or updated, but currently Google seems to be requiring a web master to login to do this. I do not want ...
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Product detail pages aren't being indexed because category listing pages have noindex,follow

I have page with list of products and product details pages. list page must be invisible in google search results and product details must be visible in google search result. I have the following meta ...
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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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What can cause “Discovered - currently not indexed” in the new GWT

The new GWT shows sitemaps links divided into new categories. Two that confuse me: 1. Discovered- currently not indexed 2. Crawled - currently not indexed What are the possible reasons for this, and ...
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How do you generate SEO pages that match a large number of generic search phrases and locations?

I see that some sites in the Google search results have a matching page for almost any combination of specific keywords and locations. They also actually contain the search query within the page: ...
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How to allow google to index my deep pages?

Let's say I'm building an open wiki system. Each user can start a new page, give it a name like "how-to-travel-faster-than-light" which will turn into the permalink: "mysite.com/how-to-travel-faster-...
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After redirecting a subdomain to its own new domain name, the old URLs have not been removed from search results

I'm using WordPress multisite in subdomain mode. I created the site cleonecapital.foracure.org.au, and later changed the URL of this site to www.cleonecapital.com. In foracure.org.au's .htaccess, I ...
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For SEO, should I prevent Google from indexing my affiliate products and just have my main pages indexded?

I have a site with a bunch of products on it, about 1600 to 1700 or so. Each product is a different WordPress post. I don't really want Google to index all my posts, I would be happy for it just to ...
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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 avoid multiple results in google search for same page if some results contain utm_source parameters?

We have an old domain we are slowly turning off and are currently redirecting pages via 301 redirects to relevent urls on a totally different domain and site, the reason for this being that the brand ...
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How to delete URL parameter from Google Search Console via .htaccess?

My WordPress site, not that much huge content. Recent faced problem of High CPU bandwidth usage. Within seconds it gets 100% and the server become down. After a huge analysis, I found that in Google ...
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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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How to remove ajax URLs (with specific hash tags) from Google Index

Google is indexing ajax pages with hastags since 2015: https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2015/10/deprecating-our-ajax-crawling-scheme.html However, is there a possibility to exclude specific URLs ...
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How can I get Google to index two pages for the same product with different categories?

I have 2 pages that are very similar: same products but different categories. I need both to be indexed by Google. How do I do it?
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How does Google discover and index URLs that aren't linked or in the sitemap

I can see multiple URLs of my website are crawled by google. I see it using site: in Google search. I was wondering what are all possible places from where Google picks these URLs? I checked many of ...
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Would google index a page in sitemap which there is no direct link to it from website? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a listing website with thousands of pages. I don't want to make all those pages(items) crawlable by others, unless they search for those items. But, still I like to have all those ...
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Why is showing Google Indexing time difference?

We have a News portal site. After News post, we try to search at Google that is this index or not. But suddenly we have seen that some of the news post indexes with different time. Like News Top ...
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Updating / Indexing auto generated 1 million pages after around two years [duplicate]

I have auto generated 1 million page website. Pages are Something like https://www.comprsite.net/www/stackoverflow.com (Feel fee to remove the URL if it is against SE TOC)....... Now website is ...
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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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google did not crawl for my new updated website and crawling old once on same URl

I have my website from last 7 years. recently now I have updated and redesign with some different landing page. I have deleted all old data from server. And have done all index pages with fetching by ...
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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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How to prevent Googlebot from doing API requests?

I have a currency converter site around 32k pages. Every pair for each page. And every page has 2 API requests. I started to see huge number of API requests. From users I have only few page views ...
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Does Google index JavaScript ALTERED content over original content?

I know Google nowadays is pretty good at scanning the DOM and adding stuff to your site using javascript isn't a problem anymore. Thing is, I'm using JavaScript (jQuery) to collect information from a ...
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Can I use Google Search Console URL removal to remove tracking parameters after placing a canonical tag?

A lucrative page was ranking #3 in Google SERP's and 4 months ago the company used gclid tracking parameters. This parameter became indexed in Google and the page has dropped down to #5 which has ...
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Wordpress Website not indexing in google, no error on google webmaster [duplicate]

I just recognized my SEO Score is 0 and that my wordpress website is not indexed on google search engine, no automatic filling as well. I am not an expert, I never used a sitemap, nor htaccess but it ...
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After website migration a year ago, some URLs from the old domain are still in Google. Should I block the old domain now?

I had an old domain which was migrated to a new domain. However, for a few pages redirects are not working properly and still being indexed in results. The migration was done a year ago. Would it ...