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How to reduce spam score [closed]

While i am checking my website spam score its showing 13%. My website SEO and other digital marketing things were done by a third party. Does it affect my website or the ranking on google? what will ...
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How does changing to a new host / changing IP address affect SEO? [duplicate]

I am looking to change hosts (transfer fron a dedicated cloud to a dedicated cloud), but I'm worried my high traffic site will lose a lot of SEO authority due to changing the IP address of the the ...
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Google is showing a short title in the mobile results taken from the navigation menu rather than using the page title

We found out that Google shows different site titles on the SERP depending on whether the search happens on mobile or desktop (see images below). We set the title tag to be "Rise above mundane ...
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My googlesite subpage is not gettig crawled by google console [closed]

My googlesite home page https://www.cpcareers.org gets indexed by google console but subpages like https://www.cpcareers.org/jobs and https://www.cpcareers.org/usajobs and other subpages are not ...
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Google Search and YouTube search change spelling to spelling with zero results [duplicate]

NOTE: How to remove "Did You Mean:" from Google Search? does not answer this question. The suggested fixes in this question is to set up FB, IG, and other social media pages. We have had ...
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should I set images to no index to avoid crawl budget limit

Most of my posts in search console are showing URL is on Google, but has issues I checked Crawl Page more info section and found out the blog post with many images show other error and the image ...
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Google autocorrect spelling of search terms

I have reviewed this: How to remove "Did You Mean:" from Google Search? but it does not answer my question. The suggested fixes in this question is to set up FB, IG, and other social media ...
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Google ignoring LocalBusiness sub-categories?

I'm working for a review website, where we (of course) want a reference to our reviews to show up in the Local Business listing in the Google search results. The local businesses are various medical ...
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PDF file has top Google search ranking—if replaced with another file with same name, are there any implications?

I have a pdf file at Website.com/file.pdf (which is a url with a top google search ranking for my keywords) I added more content to the pdf since it’s outdated. Can I simply replace the file via FTP ...
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How to estimate the search volume on Google given a keyword?

I came across many SaaS products or Chrome extensions, which could show estimated search volume given a keyword. Then I start thinking how they are built and work, but not sure exactly, hope people ...
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why my date is not shown in SERP

I am using WordPress with permalink as domain/post_name Although my theme provide modified and published date and theses info shown in the google structure test I have noted that the date doesn’t ...
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Subdomain not appearing without writing name of main domain [duplicate]

So I have a main website, example.com. I created a subdomain for a client. Let's say it is called client.example.com. This client is a coffee shop website. I already registered it and it is indexed on ...
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How Google search engine's algorithm determines the desirability of a website [duplicate]

This is a very general question: How exactly does Google determine the desirability of the content of a website to users (and therefore rank websites), given some search keywords? I kept seeing people ...
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Generating URLs according to the search engine query

What is the name of following technique: When you search a multi word keyword, for example "download physics book edition 218324", the search engine finds a page from a website with exactly ...
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Does googlebot index base64 encoded images

I was wondering if google can crawl image like this: <img src="data:image/png;base64..." title="relevant title" alt="relevant alt" /> I found this link that says no:...
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Does Google ignore empty tags?

In my source code, I have two H1 tags. The first is used for my page title and the second is in not populated: (<h1></h1>) Does Google read this as an H1 tag still, or will it ignore this ...
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Website not appearing on Google search after being indexed [closed]

I built a website for people to live stream their studying/working and to find study/work buddies (salon-live.website). The website has been indexed by Google Search. However, when I tried to search ...
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Best practice to remove a full website from Google and Bing search index

I've got a website coolevent.example.com, which I want completely removed from Google and Bing index. What is the fastest and most reliable way to get rid of it? Should I remove the website files (and ...
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How to use Google Indexing API to have Google Bot crawl my pages instantly

I recently came across a few articles that said that using the Google Indexing API will make Google Bot instantly crawl and index all my website's pages. As I have a large number of pages on my site, ...
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Is forbidding a destkop website and going all mobile good idea?

I'm running a WordPress website that has certain footprint on desktop devices. I also have a separate PWA version that runs on mobile. As the content keeps growing everyday it's hard for me to keep up ...
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Is it mandatory to update all back links with my new link

I changed my domain to a new domain and anew custom permalinks. I performed the redirect and every URL is redirected properly to the new domain URL! Now I have many backlinks from the old domain that ...
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How do I enable paid Google Custom Search on my website to remove ads?

Let me explain what I'm trying to achieve. I have tried this little snippet of code that implements Google search on my private website: <div class="gcse-search"></div> <script async ...
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A competitor website has a similar name and Google auto suggests them when typing my name [duplicate]

A different website has a similar name to my website. Let's use this as an example: My website name is: coolsite Competitor website name is: kulsite When someone types coolsite into Google, it ...
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What URL am I supposed to use in <video:player_loc> for my sitemap when adding a YouTube video?

I'm somewhat confused. I'm following this example on how to create video sitemap. So say, I need to add the <video:video> tag to my page's sitemap that contains this YouTube video: https://www....
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How to list my company details and not a business on Google search [duplicate]

I have a business that I want to list on Google. I've done all the verification stuff but still can't get my head around the difference. I want to list my company on Google with a card like the ...
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How to get financial info area in Google SERP?

I've noticed that some results in Google have additional snippets with a selection of financial information: What's the name of this area? How to get this data to show up in the search results? ...
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How do I list all the pages from my site indexed by Google without a query string?

I want to check which URLs are indexed in google. But I want to exclude all URLs containing a question mark in the URL. For example I want a list of pages like: https://example.com https://example....
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Google is still indexing a website that was taken down

I am currently working on a website for a client who was unsatisfied with the website the previous developer had created. The previous developer however did not hand over the domain which meant we had ...
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Why my site is not indexed [duplicate]

When I tried to search with site:spgeeks.devoworx.com I got only the below 4 results! I am facing this issue 2 months ago and I can't trace my issue and there's no error in the search console! (only ...
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SEO Inquiry; Domain Name selection

Can any one help me by clarifying the differences between DOMAIN NAME formats according to Google search engines and SEO perspective: example.com ex-ample.com example-eg.com egypt.example.com ...
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Special characters from ISO-8859-1 encode website come out mangled (�) in Google search results

My website encoding is ISO-8859-1. ISO-8859-1 is defined as charset in the web pages and Google Search results have always looked good. However, for several weeks now, special characters (é, à, è, â, ...
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Zero impressions to a lot of pages while I can see still see them in Google? Huge drop

In Google Search Console I can see hundreds of search queries dropping impressions from e.g. 800 to literally 0 (!), while I can still see them on Google when I search for them. I know that Google did ...
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Why google jobs search is not showing my all jobs?

I am facing a very weird issue to show the jobs on Google job listing. I have followed the below steps and I am still not able to see all of my jobs on Google jobs. Followed correct Job Posting ...
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Google SEO - Sports Website - Display live scores in search results

What would it take for Google to recognise live scores of a Sports League and display in search results? Could not find any relevant documentation. An example from here -
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What is the name of “More results from ____” in google SERP and how to get it on your site?

What is the name of this section of Google search? It's not sitelinks - those are different sections of the website. Is this in any way linked to Q&A html microdata Google uses?
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Can I create a keyword subdirectory for my home page to help SEO?

My website consists of an English-language Homepage (my index.html file), and a German and Russian translation of this page (de.html + ru.html), which are accessible through a button on the top-right. ...
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Should I report to Google a page with high Page Authority, but is also spam?

I have an interesting situation. My website is indexed properly and well by Google, but I also see a lot of spam sites just copying my content or linking to my website, while I have never asked for ...
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stolen article is the first result in google search

After moving my old domain as I have noted that my post URL disappeared from the google search as shown below Is it normal? The main issue when I tried to search by the keyword Show / Hide fields ...
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Why is my website shows abnormally low CTR in Google Search Console?

The problem is my website has abnormally low CTR in all query words including "my own website name" keyword but let me explain using only when people search my website name as an example. The ...
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How to fix excluded URLs after website was hacked

My website was hacked a while back and google managed to index millions of pages with hacked content. I have requested the removal of pages that Google indexed and still waiting for removal. However,...
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How to analyze and fix “Page is not mobile friendly” form google test?

I am working on a website and when I test the mobile-friendliness then google shows these errors. Content wider than screen Clickable elements too close together I am not sure about which elements ...
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How to port content from Blogger to Hugo while maximizing SEO?

I have an old Google Blogspot website (name.blogspot.com) that I need to port to Hugo. Hugo has better support for Markdown format and loads of other functionality which I would love for my tech blog (...
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Jekyll SEO - Google not showing any URLs From this month [duplicate]

it may be a wired question but its true. Im hosting a blog with Jekyll. Installed Jekyll SEO gem as well. Im hosting this from the past 2 years, no issues till this April month. But from this month ...
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Recovery from Google penalty due to keyword stuffing

Quite unknown to keyword stuffing as a bad SEO practice, I tried it up on my medium blog posts after which my blogs have completely disappeared from google searches (due to google penalty maybe), ...
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Will Google index pages that are 95% the same?

We have a website with more than 200 pages. All 200 pages URLs will be shown like these sample URLs: www.example.com/india/population/ www.example.com/newzealand/population/ www.example.com/namibia/...
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Why are pages that are Excluded in search console appearing in search results?

I have some Excluded pages in Search Console. By Google's definition, these pages should be excluded from the search index. However if I search the page titles, or use the "site:" command on Google it ...
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Google search algorithm and SERP

Why would google rank some pages of a website in the top 2 positions, and not rank at all the other pages and some in between? If Google's algorithm follows strict rules and guidelines, then won't all ...
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Google is adding text to titles in snippets in SERP to some of my pages [duplicate]

Recently I've noticed that google is appending text " - Programiranje i izrada sajtova" to titles that are shorter than particular size. Why on earth google is doing this? What is the cause of this? ...
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add the same internal link multiple times in the same article

Is there any SEO negative effect if I used the same internal link multiple times in different contexts in the same article. Ex: you should configure webmaster to be able to crawl and indexing ...
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Most effective structured data for a Person knowledge graph panel?

I am trying to make sure the structured data on my personal portfolio site is set up best to encourage a Google Knowledge Graph Person panel for my name. While I know structured data alone isn't ...

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