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Questions tagged [google-search]

Google's Search Engine

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What is the latest update of google in Feburary 2019 [on hold]

is there any update of google in Feburary 2019, lots of saying there is huge cahnge in ranking and traffic. So what is the latest change can anyone explain?
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Why Google search console shows wrong SERP position for keywords and pages?

google search console data shows lots of 1st positions for example but when I check it really in google SERP by my self manually, I see its wrong. Can anyone know what is the reason and how I can ...
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Google's Inspect URL shows incorrect source code for my page's “Google Index”, but correct for “Live Test”

My web page is incorrectly indexed and is showing a different header than the one that is actually updated in my website. When I used the URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console, The index shows ...
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Google Search Console says page is “Not on Google” but shows in search results

A client asked me to make sure his old, nonexistent pages got removed from the Google search results. I made sure all the old links returned a 404/410 error or have the noindex tag and then used the ...
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I have to put my whole website name on Google to get results about my site [on hold]

I have a website as "Talklast.com" and I have already added it to Google but when I search "Talklast" in google my site isn't gets displayed, but however, if I search "Talklast.com" then my site ...
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Competitor websites in the “recent” results for a Google search on my business name

I try to keep aware of my online presence with things like Google Alerts & checking for mention of my business name within the past 24 hours etc. Recently I noticed two competing websites appear ...
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Does google search index by IP address or domain name? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of moving a mostly static website from homestead to heroku (using their free dyno plan to save monthly hosting costs). All else equal (e.g. let's say the content and files all remain as ...
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Google keeps crawling old site, ignores new (& better) one

Searching 'Dragon Notes' in Google predominantly yields (1) rather than (2) - even for images; (2)'s almost non-existent. Differences: (2) is more up-to-date, has a better sitemap and source code (2) ...
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Remove a site from Google search once it has been retired and shut down

I’m shutting down my website which has a few thousands pages. What is the best way to remove my entire site and related pages from Google search results? Removing full site from Google index has ...
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How do I remove old ip address URL from Google search results?

I have a simple blog. In google search engine page ranking, I notice it ranks the IP address URL of dev server. Whoops. However, the final site was moved to different server and is live there. ...
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Google Search is showing my website in Japanese instead of English

When my site is searched for in Google, it shows the website in Japanese (see the second link in the screenshot below), however the entire website is in English. Does anyone know why this might be?
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Upper/lower case ranking problem in Google - How to remove in Webmasters?

I have only this single URL on my website: https://www.aadseducation.com/isms-lead-auditor-training/details Previously, this URL because of a mistake done by developer, Google started ranking the ...
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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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How to show website in only one country Google

My client has 3 websites, each has it's region. eu.ralphkerlesart.com - for Europe countries us.ralphkerlesart.com - for USA and Canada ralphkerlesart.com - for other regions I need only one website ...
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Could it be good for SEO to use keyword rich domains under the .forsale TLD?

One of the top level domain (TLD) that I came across ".forsale" caught my attention. If we are to buy "accessories" domain, and apply different subdomains like mobile, laptop would that have any SEO ...
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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Does changing from HTTPS to HTTP kill my backlinks?

I had only my main page changed to HTTP to test out if I want to change from HTTPS to HTTP. All my backlinks are to my HTTPS site. Will I lose all of my backlinks and have to start over when switching ...
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Mobile usability issues reported by Google at Search Console [duplicate]

Our website is responsive but it is showing the below mobile usability issues at Google search console. Content wider than scree Clickable elements too close together When tested using mobile ...
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Would a JavaScript redirect for location based on the IP affect SEO?

So, we've got 2 separate-but-identical sites (one for US, one for the rest of the world), and were planning on redirecting visitors to their correct one, provided we can guess their location by their ...
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I have an arabic website, but my target keyword impression mostly searched from non Arabic country, India

In search console, One of my target keywords with very high impressions mostly seen from a country with non arabic language, India. it is very strange, and also the google trends show different ...
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How could I get stars in the SERPs without structured data?

I was looking at a website that has achieved stars in the SERPs. When I ran the URL in Googles Structured Data Testing Tool all they had was Breadcrumbs, Organization and WebSite types. Non of these ...
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SEO domain setup for network of locations

I am looking for some industry expert weigh-in on best practices to how to best approach the business scenario described below. Tim runs a business, timsbusinesswebsite.com. Tim's business has ...
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Hijacked meta description

On my site: www someone hacked into my website and now it's displaying wrong Meta description on Google search results. I've verified this using "view source" that meta description and keywords are ...
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Google indexed my home page with a completely wrong domain

I have searched but didn't find exactly like my situation, so need clues to understand this. I have just hosted a site for client. Submitted sitemap on google search console. Rest of the URLs are ...
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How to change the background color of searchbox for Google CSE?

How can I change the background color for search box of google custom search? It is white by default, I want to set it to gray, so that it looks like this example. The V1 CSS code for the search ...
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Google search results shows every page on my site as a separate result [duplicate]

I'm new to SEO but been working for a while in our own company site, I have fetch and probe everything in the GSC even sent a update sitemap recently, already processed and everything is cool, but ...
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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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Why are some google snippet results bold? [closed]

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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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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How long does it take for Google to remove page from index? Or, why aren't these pages excluded?

A set of pages are marked as noindex and nofollow, both in robots.txt and with X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow When checking with Google Webmaster Tools, the pages are reported as "Denied by robots....
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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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Google initially ranks new pages for a keyword, but then reverts to ranking our home page

I have a WordPress site and every page we build under a specific keyword keeps getting exchanged for the homepage. We manually add every page to Google Search Console and a couple of minutes later it'...
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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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Why isn't my website in Google search results? [duplicate]

It's been sometime and Google has yet to index my site. How can I get Google to index my website?
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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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No data in Search Analytics > Queries for established site - Google Search Console

Over a year ago I set up a landing page for one of my business's software products. I am concerned there is something wrong as There is no data for this set of filters. appears under the Queries ...
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How does Google recognize publish date of a post

When I search something in Google, I sometimes see the publishing date of the post/article underneath. I've also searched for an article of my own which I have on my Wordpress-powered site, and Google ...
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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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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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Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content

When you seek speed score in Google Page Insight, you may be seen a warning like "Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content ", i have been looking for a solution to fix ...
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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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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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Would could Google not index an AJAX news feed after 1 month?

I have a website that in page1.php uses a news API from other website. It has JS calling a PHP method like this: <script id="mdval" src="http://example.com/parvazproject/parvaz.php?c=...
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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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How can I submit a URL to Google's search engine without having a Google account?

How can I notify Google's search engine of the existence of a website without opening an account with that company?