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Questions tagged [google-search]

Google's Search Engine

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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 ...
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Could using the Google URL removal tool for a specific page also have removed the home page?

I noticed today my Homepage URL is not on Google Search Result anymore. Firstly for specific keyword where i ranked #1 than for domain itself. it is my brand keyword which I get most traffic from. I ...
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Making personal github pages google searcheable [duplicate]

I am a researcher and have made a new webpage using R studio that I'm more or less happy with. Trouble is I cannot seem to 'find' it when I google it (even though I know what I'm looking for). I ...
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LocalBusiness markup without the image of the company, can I always use the same generic icon?

I am developing a business directory website for my client, I am implementing in every page containing a company the LocalBusiness markup. The problem is that Google requires in order to pass the ...
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Internal searches using AJAX affects SEO?

I have read in some sites that is a good practice for SEO to use URLs like www.example.com/params-for-your-search as words separated by hyphens. I'm creating a SPA ReactJS Application where I have a ...
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How can I show coupon codes from my site in the search results?

I've recently seen an increase in this type of search result: But cannot find any documentation on how to show this. Does it use meta tags or Open Graph properties?
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Why does Search Console count impressions where the searcher hasn't even scrolled far enough down the SERP to see my site?

Why does Search Console count impressions where the searcher hasn't even scrolled far enough down the SERP to see my site? Google Search console lists the keywords people use in search to visit my ...
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Does it help SEO to search the website using “keywords site:domain”?

When search on Google, I can add "site:mydomain" as suffix, does it help SEO? It should mean to tell Google my site contains this keywords, and Google will create index to link to my site, right?
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Why did my site votes (stars) disappeared from Google SERP?

I figured out that my website stars disappeared suddenly. What should I do to get my website votes (stars) back? My website stars had been removed since 1 month ago. My website is WordPress and I am ...
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Does Google take into account page title changes due to JavaScript? [duplicate]

One of my pages is set up so that the initial page title is just some placeholder title, and it changes after an AJAX call. Here's what the process looks like: Initial page load AJAX call to ...
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How do I get Google to display a section called “Latest from example.com” for my site?

I would like Google to display the latest articles from my website in a special section when you search for my site. As an example CNN gets such a section in the results:
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Indexing/Ranking/Caching Issue [duplicate]

I am hoping someone can help me out. I co-run a support site for people with mental health problems and suicidal feelings. We scoop up the folks that are searching for suicide methods pulling them ...
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Google Search Results no longer has www in the sub-domain

I noticed today when I did a search for our site "mohavecounty" that the sub-domain www is missing from the links when I click on the result: For example "Mohave County Jail", is now going to https:/...
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Google not indexing a recent WordPress post [duplicate]

Recently I've published my recent WordPress post on my blog. Normally whenever I post something on my blog It gets indexed almost instantly. But that didn't happen with my recent post. I've asked ...
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JSON-LD makes website result with no thumbnail in Mobile Search [duplicate]

I saw that it was picking one of the images from my portfolio, so I planned to add explicitly one image for Google Mobile Search result to pick up using JSON-LD tags. A funny thing is that, it says ...
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How can I make sure that I am not penalized for using Google Rich Snippets?

I am using the WordPress plugin Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating which is used to provide star ratings. It works fine but one of the users of this plugin posted following review: BEWARE of this ...
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Structured data testing tool is showing preview for rich result, but rich result test says “Page not eligible for rich results known by this test”

Google's structured data testing tool is showing a preview for the type http://schema.org/Course, but the rich result test shows Page not eligible for rich results known by this test Any idea ...
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How to get search results like this [duplicate]

Is this a paid service or just part of SEO? If neither what is the best way to accomplish this? Thanks
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Google structured data AggregateRating works in page but not in another [duplicate]

I'm trying to put Google structured data in my website but it works for one page but not another. However I have the same HTML code for Google tags and Google structured data tester gives me the same ...
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Multiple Schema.org events, and what is an “event”

I want to use a schema for a travel event, a guided tour, but I am a bit confused with Google Developers line: Don’t promote non-event products or services such as "Trip package: San Diego/LA, 7 ...
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Google search company info box [duplicate]

What controls this section https://www.screencast.com/t/VZFEsA7TbD in Google results? Is it collected by Google from the website schema.org code? I have verified my business but do not see how I ...
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Time lag between crawling and indexing [duplicate]

The new version of search console is reporting status 'Crawled currently not indexed' for several URLs. The urls are new and the sitemap was submitted only a couple of days back. My question is how ...
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Is it better to start a website with a new domain or an existing domain that had downtime?

For the past year I have been working on a website online and offline. I would take the website down for weeks or months and work on it locally instead. Now that I am fully ready to launch it, is it ...
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Grey text pre-pended to my meta description in Google search results

I updated the meta description for a site that I made for a friend of mine a few weeks ago and a Google search is just now reflecting my changes. However, there is a slightly greyed-out prefix to the ...
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Google is showing thumbnail image with page URL on mobile version

Google is showing thumbnail image on the right with page url on mobile version. Yoast SEO plugin using for SEO Optimization purpose. How to remove this image so google will not show the image with ...
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Is it normal to rank very well with fresh article initially?

So, I'm quite out of touch how google search works with your own pages. I've been out of the game for a good few year. I have recently published some articles, around 4-5k words long. Once these ...
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How do I check SEO Friendly CMS? [closed]

How do I measure whether a website CMS is SEO friendly or not? Are there any manual methods or online tools to check? Because I have been seen for about one year that some of my competitor's websites ...
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Google indexed with accent marks search [duplicate]

I am trying to index one website in google thru google search console but I am experimenting delays in the procedure and difficulties. My website has added: Sitemap.xml Robots.txt It has been added ...
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Displaying an Image in Google Webpage Index?

I have noticed that some sites have an image included on the search listing when googling via a mobile device. To be clear I'm not referring to Google's image index, this is a webpage index that shows ...
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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 add reviews from Facebook to Google

I have a website which I created with WordPress. I want to know how to add reviews from Facebook in Google search. Also I want to know is there any way to show recent posts using Google business. ...
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Google index status changed from indexed to crawled [duplicate]

I have a blog about a technology. It contains course how to do - across this technology. I noticed that number of pages that previously were indexed, google step by step excluded and now their status ...
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CloudFront - disable access to distribution via d1234.cloudfront.net

I have a CloudFront distribution with a configured alternative name (e.g. cdn.example.com). Is it possible to restrict access to the CDN via d1234.cloudfront.net name? I don't want it to be indexed ...
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Lost rankings and new articles don't rank after yoast version 7 bug

I have fixed the bug on 23rd June and there's no improvement of my rankings. My new articles are also not ranking, they're ranking in the 5th page, crap and old articles are ranking better. Before ...
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Can Google properly tokenize 'sentence' domains?

As in the title. Suppose I'm selling magical fruit and my customers often Google 'what fruit should I buy?' I'd like to capitalize on this with an appropriate domain name, but should it be ...