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

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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 ...
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Google showing wrong cached page

After being in fourth position for more than a year, our e-commerce site rankings took a dive around the beginning of May of this year. Our catalog pages started disappearing from Google's index, and ...
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Parts of my site are not getting indexed after changing the URLs, adding redirects, and blocking the old URLs in robots.txt

I have a website with some URLs and later I optimized the URLs and changed the link structure. I blocked the old URLs with robots.txt and suggested redirections from old to new URLs, and then did ...
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Right now Google only shows my site sometimes, how do I get consistently ranked for a keyword?

I need help for a particular key word. My site sometimes will appear on the Google search results and sometimes on the other pages. When I used a VPN, I didn't see any problems with the search ...
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How do I tell which pages of my website are not indexed in Google?

Is there any way to find non-indexed pages of my website? I tried searching on-line for this answer but couldn't find the exact solution for how to find the non-indexed pages in Google. If I were ...
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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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How to get my # links on my single page site indexed by Google

I own a One Page Site. Google is only indexing the home page -> example.com. I tried adding it in Google Webmaster Tools/Search Console how it should be displayed: http://example.com/#ueber-desjash-...
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How long before Google indexes a new (to me) domain that previously had spam and virus problems?

I registered a new ".com" domain, but when I added it to the Google Search Console I saw that there were problems with viruses and spam problems. I submitted a request for reconsideration. Google ...
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After redirecting site to HTTPS Google Search Console index status dropping for HTTP but staying at 0 for HTTPS

I moved my HTTP site to HTTPS last month. Earlier I had a search console property for http://www.example.com. Now I created a new property for https://www.example.com (also created property for http:/...
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Google not indexing pages after lengthly accidental noindex meta tag

For 5 months I accidentally had thousands of pages from my site marked with a noindex meta tag, due to a bug in my code. Some of these came up as "soft 404" errors in GWT, but only a small portion. ...
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Google Search Console reports a drop in number of indexed pages after changing to HTTPS

After changing my website to HTTPS, the pages indexed in the Google Webmaster Tools/Search Console, have dropped 80%. Do I have to add my website again, this time with the HTTPS version?
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Old domain that was just used for email is not indexing on Google when adding a website

So a client has been using a domain for years now just for email. They recently had me attach a website to that domain about 2 months ago, but it still is not indexed with Google. I already set ...
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Remove dev URL of website from Google Search

I have the following website: However somewhere along the way Google seems to have decided to index my old development URL which doesn't exist anymore debtfreeme.223.165.77.73.sth.nz and I cannot for ...
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How to remove old style URLs from the Google Index completely and replace them with a new style?

I had previously submitted my sitemap to Google. The structure of the URLs in it is https://example.com/username The username there is a URL slug generated based on the user's name. There is also ...
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Will Google index images that we share on social networks?

I am developing an application and my team are advertising on it in Facebook, Instagram and Google plus. We are sharing creative and beautiful images in these networks, but unfortunately we don't see ...
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Difference between “site:” search and “Index Status”

I'm getting confused about site:example.com and "Index Status" part in Google Webmaster Tools. site:example.com list four pages but "Index Status" has a 0 as "Total Indexed". I don't know what's ...
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How do I remove my own filterby or sortby pages from Google Search?

My site has filterby and sortby pages that appear in Google Search and I want to delete them from Google. Such as: http://example.com/product-category/desktop-computers/?filter_hard-drive-type=hard-...
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Remove URLs of old site from Google index permanently

Lets say I have a site called oldsite.com. Then I bought a new domain newsite.com. I transferred the content from oldsite.com to newsite.com. In the process I also updated the URLs of all the posts ...
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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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Best practices to get reindexed after a site reorganization

I'm in the process of re-organizing my web site. Initially I thought that the best way to do this was to make my changes and put permanent redirects. However Google is still showing my old pages as ...
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Drop in XML Sitemap Index Numbers in Google Search Console? [duplicate]

what is going on .. my sitemaps aren't index anymore... I have a really sudden decreasing in sitemap index
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The time it takes to download a page from our website is increasing in Google Search Console, what should I do?

The time for pages on my site is really increasing, so the number of our pages getting indexed is decreasing. What should I do?
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Classified ads website ranking very low in google indexing [duplicate]

We have a large classified ads website with a good sitemap and robots.txt. We have good content google crawls us 4 times per second but.... we dont get indexed by Google and our new advertisement post ...
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SERP's saying meta data is blocked by the robots.txt file after issue resolved [closed]

Google crawled the robots.txt file when there was a mistake in it and the homepage was blocked. In the Google SERP's it says that the meta data is blocked by the robots.txt. The mistake in the file ...
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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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Remove HTTPS site from Google search index because users are getting a certificate error

We have a busy website where we never used SSL. Recently its indexed by Google as https://www.example.com. The users are getting security certificate errors. In google webmaster tools we can only ...
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Why the number of indexed URLs in Search Console dropped?

A few months ago I saw there were 14 URLs reported as indexed in Google Search Console. As of a few days back, it's showing that only 3 URLs have been indexed. Do I have to request that it index 14 ...
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Google indexing duplicate content despite a canonical tag pointing to external URL. Am I risking a penalty from Google?

I have a website. It has content that already exists somewhere on other sites. I have added a canonical tag, nevertheless Google index those URLs. I'm not concerned about these pages being indexed, ...
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Google is indexing only the title and meta description of webpage on its first try

Recently I posted one article in my blog and Google indexed it the next day. However, they did not index the whole article, they just indexed the title and meta description. The content inside the ...
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Google is indexing pages as HTTP despite 301 redirects from HTTP to HTTPS

on 9/23 we migrated our entire site to HTTPS. Almost 3 months later and Google has recently cached versions of http:// URLs in the index. We have an http:// sitemap that is live with 100% 301 ...
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How long will it take for Google to unindex dead websites?

I was wondering if someone knows how many days or months does it take for Google to remove the dead sites from their index? I've made test websites with tags for hosting images and texts, let it ...
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Prevent Google indexing Ajax Postback

I have a website example.com where I have a number of pages where comments can be made. Instead of using postback to post the comments back to the server, I use Ajax but it seems to have created ...
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Google Index chart update issue

I am using google webmaster to monitor maintain my site regarding SEO aspects. My site suffered a huge amount of index drop during last few months. I understand why I am loosing indexed pages and it ...
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Not able to Open Website from Google Search [closed]

My website http://www.softnice.com (WARNING: Possibly hacked site) If I search in Google for "softnice" or "www.sofnice.com" I am not able to open my website. It shows: This www.softnice.com page ...
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How to improve RSS crawl rate?

I uploaded rss files in bulk but divided into many small pieces. Googlebot indexed them very slowly. I saw a document that said googlebot has its own task backlog and some routine works, so it may ...
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Losing indexed page count rapidly since 2016 August 15

The website I am working on has a lot of news and much more content. We had the site since around 2010 and index was gradually growing up-to 350,000 pages. After 2016-08-15 we are losing indexed pages ...
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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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GitHub hosted page shows github.io URL in search results

I have a website hosted using GitHub Pages, and have set up a custom domain according to the GitHub documentation (https://help.github.com/articles/using-a-custom-domain-with-github-pages/) As a ...
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What was the “data dip” that Google reports for webmaster tools data on May 15th, 2016?

The Google Webmaster panel index says: Update: As of 5/14/16, Index Status data precisely reflects the specific URL variant for your verified site (e.g., http://www.example.com data is distinct ...
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Is submitting a page containing a lot of links to Google so it gets indexed considered bad?

Each month, we're launching 200 websites (on 200 individual domains or subdomains) for a given brand (it means that those 200 websites have the same "look" and share some of the content (because it ...
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Why have hreflang versions of pages been deindexed?

We have different versions of our site and link these via Hreflang tags. For some reason Google has deindexed these pages (apart from the French version of the site). These screen shots showing the ...
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Does Google index #! (hash bang) URLs?

Just got confused with some blogs as everyone is sure that Google will not index the hash (#) URL but not sure about hash bang (#!) URL. I have seen a "deprecated" doc on Google regarding this, where ...
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When will my new sitemap be indexed by Google?

I generated a new sitemap for my (WordPress) website with the Yoast SEO plugin. However, Google shows the old sitemap in search results, so how long do I need to wait to see the new sitemap indexed?
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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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Is it possible for Google to Index a site with login?

I have a real estate site that we require the user to login after viewing 3 properties. Is it possible for Google to index these property listings while still keeping that functionality in place? ...
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Pruning expired pages using noindex?

I have a busy website which contains several hundred thousand event pages. Due to their very nature, they expire once the event has passed, so there will always be more past events than upcoming. I'...