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

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To 301 Redirect or Not

We run a national search directory and have thousands of urls that are indexed with search results. I have several questions based on varying opinions that I have seen online. 1) Should these search ...
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Unusual drop in traffic [closed]

I've had a software development portfolio/ blog for a few years with Google Analytics installed on it. I'm not really that bothered about how much traffic the site gets, but nevertheless it's ...
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Prevent Google from seeing “svg” as a content keyword without using .htaccess

Is there a simple way to do this without using "X-Robots-Tag: noarchive" and robots.txt ? Because in some shared hosting packages it is not possible to modify this kind of values. I have came across ...
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“Index of /” Pages > Created By Host ? > Block from Indexing

I have a my small static site hosted on a shared server. Following a Duplicate Title Tag warnings in GWT > HTML Improvements, and a subsequent Google site:domain search, I discovered that pages are ...
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If I edit old posts to improve SEO, will Google re-index them?

I have an old and active website which ranks poorly on Google. When I created it I did not understand what SEO means. I thought SEO means only meta tags. I just finished rebuilding my web site ...
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Remove subdomain from Google

I bought a website with its subdomains registred as 3rd level domain name so main site is e.g. example.com and subdomains e.g. en.example.com, de.example.com, etc. I deleted subdomains from DNS ...
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Remove large number of useless page from Google index using robots.txt

A large number of auto-generated pages from the search of my site has been indexed by Google due to an error. I'm trying to clean this in order to be sure that only the most high quality content is ...
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Canonical Tags and, 301 and Legacy/Old format URLs indexed

I have posted another question too which is related, but separate. Removing old format URLS This question is slightly confusing because I changed the domain. Previously, we were running the site at ...
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SEO - Canonical Tags and, 301 and Product Variations

My website has undergone many changes over the past 10 years, as I guess most have, rankings have dropped and over the past few months I have been working on the site and CMS a lot to improve it, but ...
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Page only shows up in Google for “site:” search but not even for a search for its URL

I read the following post it a nutshell it boils down to, google DOES index your page but may not bother showing it in search results. Background All my pages are showing indexed, I have about 100 ...
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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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Historic sitemap contains <mobile:mobile/> - is an additional sitemap without it required?

We are reviewing an old sitemap which requires a refresh, and it contains the mobile tag for each URL (the site is dynamically served). Do we have to generate and upload an additional sitemap which ...
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Everything looks fine in the Search Console, but Google is not really indexing my site [duplicate]

I hope this question is not too generic. Some weeks ago, I set up a new Q&A site for my collaboration. I have added it to my search console dash board and I have submitted the sitemap. Google ...
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Restrict Indexing to Google Custom Search Only

We are looking at using Google CSE to power the search functionality for our Extranet which is restricted to staff access only. How can we restrict indexing so Google indexes the site for the embedded ...
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How to get precise indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site?

When conducting competitor analysis, we use "site" command to get the indexed page number from a certain domain or a certain site. But it seems that I cannot get the correct(or precise) number. For ...
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301 and no-index tag don't work

Almost 3 months ago I've put no-index tag to about 3,000 pages on my website and 301 redirect (which is permanent redirect) for almost 15,000 pages. (The all site is about 50,000 pages) And yet as ...
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Use of no-index-meta-tag on pretty URLs?

By now I am fighting through the world of SEO and run into a problem, I think. Let's say I have a page like www.example.com/i-am-a-pretty-url, which is re-written by .htaccess from i-am-ugly-url.php ...
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SEO tips on changing blog 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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Why indexation raised a lot but visits didn´t?

My website raised its indexing ten times from a day to the next one literally. It went from about 500K pages to 5 million but the visits have not been increased: absolutely nothing. They even went a ...
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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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Magento site images are not indexed by Google

We have a e-commerce Magento site and we have 1000's of products and images. But a lot of images are not indexed by Google. Only few images are indexed by Google. When we searched in google as this: ...
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Google indexed my domain name, but my entity's name with spaces isn't returned [duplicate]

Working for my client, Google has indexed for some time the index page of my website example.com. If a search is done for "example company" however, Google returns no results. If the search is done ...
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Changing URLs in Google's Index

I recently submitted a sitemap.xml in Google's Webmaster Tools and some of the pages already got indexed. The problem now is, that I cleaned my URLs with MOD_REWRITE in the .htaccess file afterwards ...
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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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Can't index my WordPress site on Google (Bing,Yahoo Ok)

I am trying to make my WordPress site appear on Google but without any luck. I have already signed and verified with Webmasters Tool , submit a sitemap there, checked the robot.txt and .htaccess files,...
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Huge drop off in Google “indexed” pages after switching to HTTPS, should I switch back to HTTP?

I did a full redesign of my website to make it responsive (bootstrap), added localization, and also switched the whole website to use HTTPS. My website use to default to http://www.domain.com/ and ...
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Moving a secondary site form a www.example.com/subdirectory to another www domain

I have added all my websites on Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console), but I have a question about moving a different site from a subdirectory to another www domain. I added on Webmaster Tools and ...
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How to remove deleted webpage returning 200 from indexers?

I have recently deleted my personal webpage - cancelled the entire hosting and gave up the domain. I want the Bing, google and others to remove the pages from their indexes. However, my hosting ...
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Can I create website translations on subdomains or folders without losing my current English rankings?

I have a running website of with some hundreds of thousands of pages already indexed, let's say example.com Website needs to be translated to some other languages with the purpose of getting more ...
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Have Google index site with certain get variables?

How can I tell Google to index my site using different get variables? Example: www.example.com www.example.com?lg=en (prevent any index from this link, by default my site is in english) www....
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Google Cache: Blank Page (Responsive Design) [closed]

I've been aware of this issue for sometime but sadly not had the downtime to address, but I want to ensure that its actually a problem before wasting my time. The problem that I have is that Google's ...
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Pages are returning a 403 response code and not getting indexed in Google

I am working on a website but not all of its pages are getting indexed in Google. Everything seems fine to me from the URL structure to the canonical tag. However, when I check the pages header ...
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Google indexed work-in-progress page. how to delete it from Google index?

I developed a page under the following URL: example.org/dev Since the development is finished, I moved the page to the root at example.org/ For some reason, Google indexed the page during ...
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Possible to check which links in a sitemap are indexed and which ones aren't?

Is it possible to check which links of the sitemap I've submitted are being indexed, and which ones are not? I've submitted my sitemap.xml without errors. When I check the sitemap in google search ...
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Why doesn't Google index the translated versions of my page?

I have a website in Persian language and translated some of my popular posts into English and added this header in <head> section in both of the pages (not entire site): <link rel="alternate"...
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Having trouble with Google indexing after extending SSL cert across whole site and resubmitting sitemap

I recently extended out SSL certification to every page on my website in an effort to gain some rank. I created and claimed the new https properties (both www and non www) in Google Search Console and ...
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Index status shows significantly less pages than search results? *Not a New Site

I am trying to understand how within Google Webmaster Tools (Google Index>Index Status) I can have a figure of 2,000 total indexed pages (and falling daily) yet when I search Google using the (site:) ...
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How to remove Plesk websites temporary urls from Google index?

Google is indexing Plesk temporary URLs, I've tried the following tip but it does not block those URLs. Why Google indexed the preview URL of domain? I added this to .htacess with no success: ...
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Is a canonical tag pointing to my home page causing Google to remove my pages from the search index?

Google was indexing 1,400,000 of my pages. For the last 15 days, the number of indexed pages drops each day by 5,000 to 10,000. I have not seen any warnings or notices in Google webmaster tools. I ...
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Does Google index portions of the page that are unique and ignore the duplicate content?

When a page has content on it that is also on other pages on the site but also some unique content, how does Google handle it? Does Google: Index the entire page (including the duplicate content) ...
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Google Web Masters showing data different from Google Site: search [duplicate]

On my clients website I have the www and the non-www setup on GWM the website uses the non-www version but I have both set up anyway. This is a new client that I've only been working with for a ...
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Indexing lowest number of items per page instead of indexing the view-all page

According to: https://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ca/2011/09/view-all-in-search-results.html, google prefers to index view-all portions of paginated content but the problem here is that my site is ...
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Should I use a canonical link which refers to the current URL in a pagination?

I know there are similar questions. But they either was not what I was looking for OR I did not understand them fully, therefore I am asking here. My situation At the moment I am using rel prev and ...
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Display short domain (country code) in the address bar while still having the site served on a global .com

I have 2 domains let say redd.it and reddit.com. Now how might I let google index the reddit.com but have users browse redd.it? The purpose of this would allow the address bar to be shorter and ...
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How to index the right page?

My website is crawled and indexed by Google. However, one of my problem is that the indexed pages are sometimes not the right one. For example, let's say that I have star wars video on my website, ...
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Is it bad for SEO to submit a partially finished site to Google?

Hypothetical Situation 1: I have a plan for an amazing large-scale website with lot's of really cool features, animations and interactivity. This will take a several months to completely develop. ...
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Why Google Cant able to Index all my webpages? [closed]

I created a website using Bootstrap and JS. and using JSON data for website content. But google cant able to index all of my web pages. What i have to include in my code so that Google Index my page. ...
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How Can we index 100k+ posts efficiently? [closed]

I'm trying to index a site on google. The site has 100k+ pages in it and keeps adding up every week. What are the best ways to do it? The site is couple of months old and fairly doing good in google ...
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Google not indexing my site at all [closed]

I am working on a site right now and it does not appear in the google search results at all. I have submitted the url at : https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url as well. I have ...
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Do sort and page parameters count as duplicate content?

I'm running into duplicate content warnings on my site. I have product overview pages which can be sorted on price, popularity and more. I end up with URLs like these: www.example.com/products?sort=...