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How do I “noindex” a text (.txt) file?

I have a directory full of .txt files that are used as part of a larger javascript application. The text files are not inteded to be directly accessed, and are used as includes on separate pages as ...
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Affecting text content of list items in Google's search results preview

First time asking this kind of question, I hope it is the right place. One of my pages is showing like this on Google search results: Which is great. But it has redundant text (SaveRemove from List. ...
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So, what's left to do? (GSC Performance Drops) [duplicate]

As a developer, I am quite new in SEO area. I published my website 40 days ago. Before to start this goal, I read and learn much about SEO. I am still learning but actually I can not find so much ...
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Run beta versions of sites SEO safely [duplicate]

We have domain.com and want to test a new site template on beta.domain.com. What is the correct way to run a beta test without affecting SEO of the main domain.com? In the topic SEO safe way to run ...
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How Does Google Search Find Pages On Web Site

Google is finding pages on my site that are not listed in my site map. How does Google Search find a list of pages on a site to index?
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How To Let Google Search Access Restricted Pages

I have Google Search indexing my site but many pages require authentication to be accessed. Is there a way I can give Google an account they can use to access these pages?
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Google rich snippet always shows “Sold out” for available (ld+json) offer schema

We have listing menu items for the restaurant and something wrong, it always shows "Sold Out" in Google's search results. The items given to Gooogle as ld+json schema with the availability ...
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Why is Google showing the outdated contents of www.google.com/amp/s/MYAMPURL?

Recently I updated the contents of 100,000+ AMP pages of my server. However, when I search on my mobile, the results which Google shows are on the following URL: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp....
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How does site name change impact to seo?

I have a site, ranked 1st in my purpose keyword of google search result. I have to change brand name or site name, but I will not change domain url. Does this change impact to seo? Will my site's ...
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Google search says No information is available for my GitHub page

Today I search my GitHub page in Google Chrome and Firefox (Through Google search) and for the first time, it says no information is available (it says 2019- GitHub under that it says no information ...
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Where to put anchor tags in Angular CSR Applications such that URLs get indexed?

I built a site with Angular 10. When the home page is visited it reroutes to this /welcome. However There's no link to that from anywhere within the app, so I don't think Google has any way of ...
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Teaching Google to Show a Menu for an Angular App? [duplicate]

If we Google "Panera" google shows Panera Bread as the top ranked result and below the description there's things like "Menu", "Locations", etc. How do we get these ...
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Submit URLs created by our client side rendered Angular site through Google Search Console or will Google automatically find them?

When deploying an Angular App with client side rendering only, do we need to take additional steps for Google to index the app, or is it automatic. I did go to search console and register the site, ...
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URLs is indexed but doesn't show up in the search results

Some of the URLs marked as indexed in Google search console are not shown in search results when related keywords are searched. The URLs in question include query strings and their canonical URL is ...
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The best practice of Article / Web 2.0 / Blog submission in off-page SEO?

I am planning for my e-commerce new project. And I am stuck at the best practices of off-page submission for Articles / Web 2.0 / Blogs. I have some questions in my mind which are as follows: Can I ...
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Google won't update page cache

I had a virus donatelloflowfirstly on my page. After cleaning the virus, the site looks like it was before (from any device and IP I tested). However, Google page cache for homepage is still the virus ...
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I've moved to a new domain a long time ago but a site:search for the old domain still shows results, can I request removal of those now?

My website is located at example.cc. Another domain, example.com, redirects to it. I wonder why searching for site:example.com yields different results with site:example.cc? Shouldn't Google detect ...
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SEO permalinks not constantly showing up properly on google

When searching my site on Google. I have some correct and some wrong when it comes down to the meta permalink. I have a photo that explains itself. Wondering why this is happening to some but not for ...
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How do I permanently remove all deleted pages Google (only the home page should remain)?

Google seems to have many pages in its index that I deleted years ago. My site currently has only the home page at example.com/index.html. What do I do in Apache to permanently remove all those ...
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Where does the text at the top of each search result come from?

I'm referring to the Merriam-Webster text, it is nowhere on the page HTML, is it from the domain name?
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I'v indexed my pages in search console, but Google didnt show them in search results [duplicate]

I have indexed all of my webpages into google search console tools.. but Google did not show the results in search results. Can you help me please.. see the latests articles, they wont show in search ...
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Keyword loosing rank when not having a Regional word in it [duplicate]

This question has nothing to do with Improving my Overall Position on Search or my SEO . I Very simply want to understand why ONE keyword in particular is Worse off on search under the Following ...
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List of potential origins of host domains through which google bot crawls?

What is the potential list of origins of the host domains through which google bot crawls? e.g.: Like Google cache uses the following domain to crawl the APIs: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/ I ...
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Problems with my sitemap.txt in Google Search Console for indexing PDFs [duplicate]

Here is the contents of my sitemap.txt http://www.merrittnet.org/Papers/ http://www.merrittnet.org/Marmot/ in these 2 directories are around 50 PDF files it has been around 5 days now and when I ...
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How/why did non-www version of page on my site get indexed?

For some reason there are 3 or 4 pages on my site for which Google has indexed the non-www version. I 301 redirect all requests to https and www in .htaccess but it's very odd to me that when I search ...
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Should I noindex or remove the old site after moving

I moved from wordpress.com that was mapped to a domain A.net to another domain B.com for 8 months ago. Now the mapping between domain A.net and wordpress.com is expired but still domain A.net ...
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After verify site ownership is it ok to remove html meta tag from index html file?

we have verified our site ownership using HTML tag in index file of our website <meta name="google-site-verification" content="your verification string"> we have added above ...
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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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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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