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Questions tagged [google-search]

Google's Search Engine

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Looking for key-value rich result documentation

Do you know where I can find documentation or any kind of information for key-value (under the description) SERP rich result? I've checked Wikipedia (and other websites that give the same results) ...
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What determines which 404 errors gets listed on a website's Google Search Console?

If I put https://example.com/french-fries in a browser, I get a 404. Will that 404 get listed on example.com's Google Search Console? Or does /french-fries have to be a coded link, get crawled and ...
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My website is highly optimized but still Google Page Insights are Showing My Website As “Slow” [closed]

I have my WordPress website, i have optimized it added Cache, Gzip, Cloudflare, and almost everything. but google page signs showing it as "Slow" on Mobile. What are the ways to fix it? https://...
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No cached date in Google cache for PDF files

Google displays no cache date in their cached version of PDF files. Does somebody know any way to determine when a certain PDF file was cached?
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google ignores our landing pages [duplicate]

we have a website with a directory of addresses. The main purpose is the search of for addresses matching different criteria. now we wanted to build some special landing pages for (google) searches ...
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Would Schema.org 'Comment' be indexed by Google?

I'm considering to output comments on my blog post as Schema.org Comments. Google doesn't seem to list Comment in their structured data documentation, and more specifically doesn't mention it on the ...
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What is 'source=user_profile---------------------------' on URLs in Google results?

Just recently I've found my website showing in Google as www.example.com/?source=user_profile--------------------------- I thought this might be something I'd inadvertently done in my code, but a ...
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URLs appearing twice in Google Search

While checking using site:example.com in Google, certain URLs are seen twice. The URLs are exactly the same. Can anyone explain why so?
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Do follow link redirection

I am new to SEO and using WordPress. I got a do-follow back link from a website. The link's structure was /2018/03/03/abc/. After that I changed the permalink structure. So the link became /abc and ...
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How are timestamps for news articles determined in google results? What can be done if they appear incorrect? [duplicate]

Working for a major website and noticing that some of our articles have an incorrect timestamp in the carousel on google results. Inspecting the URLs in structured data testing tool reveals that some ...
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Google has dramatically decreased crawling of our site

We made some changes a month ago to make the site faster and general SEO fixes. Right after we did, Google said our site was taking 2-3x as long to download a page and slowed the crawling of our site....
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Is bad for SEO if browser need to run synchronous JS to get content?

I'm developing a site using symfony + Vue. The problem is that this HTML with non-standard tags (components) gets into the browser. All that contained in the <div id="app"> element must ...
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Why are some google snippet results bold? [on hold]

Recently, when I search for keyword "best mlm software" I got a featured snippet having "List of Multi Level Marketing Software". I noted that two of list's item were BOLD text. Didn't know why??? Can ...
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. “Google My Business”

From my point of view there are two major possibilities on how to provide information about your business/organisation to Google: Use structured data on your website like "Organization" and " Local ...
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Does updating already well-ranked content hurt SEO?

I have some 10 to 15 pages that rank well for certain keywords. These pages receive consistent traffic from Google. These pages are about a year old. I want to update these pages with additional text ...
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Title multi-page articles such that users can search Google for all the pages of the article, or any single page unambiguously

I am using a custom .com domain with Blogger so my site appears as regular web site. I have not modified the search code. Some of larger articles will be divided into multiple chapters. I don't wish ...
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Google search results snippet for our site is a warning about not being able to play HTML5 video

All of a sudden, changing nothing on our index.html, our site is showing up in Google search results (on multiple browsers and devices) with Google Preview text that — instead of giving a summary of ...
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Does it make sense for a low authority website to compete against a high authority website with the same website name but different domain? [closed]

Let's say I buy a website name (.com) and compete against other low authority websites with the same name but different domain (.co), and then manage to get to the top. Would it make sense for the low ...
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How to know which URL/Landing pages are gaining traffic in Google using analytics?

When we get more traffic, i.e increase in Google organic results, How do we know, Which URLs are gaining traffic and how much traffic is gained over the last few weeks ? And in similar way, How do we ...
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How do I show “410 Gone” status for old product pages with ?product query string from a Netlify _redirects file?

I'm having problems removing old content from Google search results. One of the suggestions was to redirect the old pages to 410 error page so google would know to drop these pages.The original ...
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How does google choose default site search URL for website

My client has recently launched a completely re-designed site. The new site and old are running in parallel at the moment to help users make the transition. I have a question about how Google chooses ...
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Rich Snippets only appear with “site:” search in Google

I am confused about the rich data results that Google displays. I run an e-commerce store and am trying to get search results, that return products, to show pricing, stock, rating etc. I have run ...
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Why does Google index a URL with UTM parameters when the canonical URL does not include them?

I've noticed some strange behavior in the search results, where Google includes only the "duplicated" landing page in the search results. Searchmetrics website status then also picks up this page, but ...
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How to define an URL in Article schema on mobile domain

I'm testing the Schema.org Article schema on our site. The problem I encountered is that we serve our content over two different domains (one for desktop site.domain, and site.m.domain subdomain for ...
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Precautions while redesigning site appearing in google search first page [duplicate]

One of our clients site need to be re-designed. The updates would be mostly presentational including graphics, page layout updates (re-order page elements), color, icons, fonts, making it responsive ...
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Make google search term with forward slash

Wanted to see if it was possible to make my site searchable including a special character, in this case it's a forward slash '/' Say i have a common 2 character term like 'AB', but I want to optimize ...
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What if to load duplicated blocks e.g. header and footer by JS

If we use static site generators (SSG) and edit some block duplicated on many pages e.g. header or footer, we need to regenerate all the HTML pages using this block. Regardless of the speed of our SSG,...
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Will an animation built from a series of images cause Google to misinterpret the page or hurt SEO?

I am currently creating my website and I have a problem. During the first visit to the website, an animation is played, it is a sequence of images that follow each other in full screen that disappear ...
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Remove site from search engines for specific keyword

I know normally people want the opposite but I would like to know if someone here knows how to remove a site from search results for a specific keyword. Lately I'm getting a lot of visits from people ...
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Copy content of expired domain

Are there problems with using copied content from an expired domain which was crawled by Google, but now that domain is closed (website is closed by owner)? I want to use that content on my new ...
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Do AggregateRatings counts in Recipes need to be in Review markup?

If you look at the recipe rich result documentation for aggregateRating, it says to Follow the Review snippet guidelines and list of required and recommended AggregateRating properties. Common ...
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Google Indexing and Google Cashed Issue [duplicate]

I have created a new page for a campaign purpose and for early indexing I have submitted to Fetch as Google 3 times (10-19-2018, 10-20-2018 & 10-21-2018). After 1st time submitting to Fetch as ...
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Will Google Search penalize a sudden increase of reviews?

I have a site with reviews / ratings. Now I have a lot of ratings to import from a gdocs survey and I need to update the total of aggregate ratings to include this new data. Today I have, let's say, ...
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Google's review rich result with “reviews” instead of “votes”

I wanted to show the Ratings on Google Search result but caught up in type selection for ratings. We wanted to show our Reviews as Review Rating: but for some reason, they were appearing as Vote ...
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Deleted posts don't seem to be completely removed

I asked a webmaster to remove some posts on his website where some pictures and content referring to me appeared. He removed pictures and content but they still appear as results on google search, and ...
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Google site-related links [duplicate]

I have a website I'm currently working with, I was wondering about the default behaviour of search. Currently, to show a subset of links related to the page under the same search result, I have to use ...
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How to find one of my accelerated mobile pages that is cached by Google already?

For AMP (Accelerated mobile pages) pages, I know about the API to find out if a URL is cached or not. However, I'm having trouble finding one that is cached. I need to find a cached AMP URL to ...
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How can I specify the title for a Google results entry for a PDF linked from my site?

I maintain a small personal website,which is indexed by Google, with one PDF document (a curriculum vitae) generated using LaTeX. Currently, the PDF and the site homepage are the top hits for my name, ...
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Which element (title tag, h1, slug, etc.) does Google show in the Sitelinks?

Does Google refer to the title tag, h1 or slug to be used as sitelinks text? Could the length of titles be penalyzing for sitelinks being showed or not?
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I changed my name on Google+ but in the search results still show my old name

I edited my name on Google+, by substituting my real name with a nickname. If I enter my real name in the Google search bar (and on other search engines as well), I get links to my Google+ profile. ...
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Sitelinks showed for both search keys: with and without space [duplicate]

I noticed that, for some sites, if I look for i.e.: "benny ben", I don't see Sitelinks, instead if I look for "bennyben" (which matches with the domain name) then I see them. How can I make Google ...
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Google is showing a date from ten years ago in the search results when the page is much newer

Recently I find out google shows my blog post with wrong date (1997) I search content for this year(1997) but nothing found Sitemap <url> <loc>http://go2tr.com/blog/ZzNxAH34/...
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Swapping canonical urls [duplicate]

Let's say I have previously registered a domain blab.la and have already submitted it to google search console, it is indexed and available in search results. Now, I have purchased another domain ...
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Is Google Bot indexing the content of a textarea?

For one of my projects that provides pages with different content in a textarea, I need to make sure that Google Bot is indexing the content of those textareas. I could not find an answer online. ...
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Security Issue - Harmful content

I am trying to solve an issue with my website already for some time but without any luck. Google has detected somewhere in my website harmful content (Malware). But the problem is, I could not find ...
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Google is showing my site in the search results with dashes in the www subdomain

I'm experience something I find weird. On google searches, my links are alright but for some reason some of them are showing like this: w-ww.example.com www-.example.com
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How to get a public Google map show up in Google search results?

I'm a runner and I've spent a lot of time using Google maps to compile a collection of drinking fountain locations in Boston where I often run. I've made it public so others can benefit from this ...
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Site included in the Google News but the indexed articles are only shown in Sorted by Date in News Section, Why?

We have recently switched from http to https, we have set our new webmaster tools and sitemap. Google team has set ournew settings for our domain in their side and confirmed it is included in the News ...
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Stop Google from accsesing pages without robots.txt

Is it possible to get Google to stop crawling certain pages without using robots.txt? My understanding is robots.txt can block Google from accsesing a page, but if using noindex (meta or header) ...
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Could a Backlink loss cause clicks drop on Google / Organic Search clicks?

Here is a specific example: my website is pretty much new and I did not base my popularity on backlinks. Anyway, I did get 3 or 4 backlinks on very authoritative websites. One month later I got ...