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Questions tagged [google-search]

Google's Search Engine

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Not use Google Analytics could penalize page rank in Google Search?

I am using Yandex Metrika as tool for analytics. However I am concerned about the impacts in terms of SEO. For example. How Google knows how much time the users stay in this website? I mean, things ...
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How do I get Google to mark my website as “safe” in the search results with a small green icon?

Some websites are marked as safe in the Google search results like shown in the image: My website and others are not. How do I get this safe mark for my website?
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Site links differ on name length [duplicate]

We have noticed when the main part of our company name is searched in Google (Premier Disability) it shows 3-4 of our pages on the very top (home, contact us, current clients, about ssdi). However, ...
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Are internal links to pages more valuable than sitemap.xml links [duplicate]

So part of my site is asynchronously loaded with javascript. This part contains links to products. All these links also exist in my sitemap.xml. I've tested with Googlebot Fetch and it doesnt see ...
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Google Search Console change of address tool is not listing my new .org domain despite verifying it, how do I change to it from my .in domain?

I have moved my website to dot org (.org) from dot in (.in) to rank globally and made a redirection from old domain to new domain but how can I inform this to Google. I have added my new domain in ...
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Targetting multilingual website on Google

I own a website and I really want to be on the top of Google rank (obviously), when you search by my full name. If you search from a computer, that has the English language as a default, my website ...
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Google is indexing both the AMP and Canonical version of a page. Is this normal?

Looking at the results for a branded search I saw Google was listing a page and directly below this the amp version was appearing. Is this normal? I thought Google would list one of the other.
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HTTPS with or without 301 to keep rankings? [duplicate]

I am about to make a site move to https - my developers are doing this using a server-level rewriter and have said this means that redirects will be done automatically so no 301s are required from our ...
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Make page links show in Google Search [duplicate]

I did search for a company on Google today and saw they had their page links in the metadata for the search results (in the image attached these are shown as the links to their 'Contact Us' page etc.)....
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How do I implement structured data for questions and answers to get “Best Answer” rich snippets in Google?

I want to get rich snippets in Google for Q&A like StackOverflow. How do I do this? What structured data do I need? Here is the screenshot:
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Will adding a 'nofollow' attribute to links on my homepage result in crawling issues?

On my homepage I have three links that link back to my homepage. That means that a loop of links is being created. One link is in the header, one in the footer and the third is on my logo. Now when ...
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How do you redirect a reputable domain name to a spelling variation without losing SEO value? [duplicate]

We have a reputable news domain which is about 17 years old. We want to redirect this domain from example-all.tld to exampleall.tld. We will implement a 301 permanent redirect for all URLs. Now ...
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Removing low quality content for Google rankings

I have a free press release site which i started 11 years ago and has 30K pages from 2006 to 2017. In 2014, the site was hit by panda and penalized and never recovered from algorithmic penalty. This ...
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Request Google to remove large number of outdated pages?

I have a news site and have about 20K pages outdated content from 2006 to 2012. I am in the process of cleaning up old and thin novalue content to recover from a algorithmic penalty How do i request ...
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Soft 404 errors cause ranking drop or penalty?

I own a free press release website with over 15k articles. i am in the process of cleaning up the site for spam and have removed over 100 pages but it causes soft 404 errors in Google webmasters ...
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How to handle the duplicate block of content?

Please refer: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en Googlebot don't like duplicate content and also duplicate block of content repeatedly copy and pasted in many pages. I think, I ...
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Have you noticed any difference in Google's desktop SERP meta descriptions?

I was not able to find anything about this change in SERP, possibly it's some sort of 'bug' on the G side. But this morning I've noticed that SERP results are a bit different. Google is showing ...
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Home page has a youtube video on it, unsure how to fix google's description

A website i'm working on has embedded on it's homepage a youtube video. For some reason, google is ignoring my meta description and instead it is showing as a description the following message: "If ...
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How to get product carousel in the Google search results that the Google documentation says is only for news articles?

In this picture, in the carousel cards all link to the same website. How to get this carousel? I searched and found that it is available only for NewsArticle schema, but the pages are of Product ...
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Can I change the site link appeared in Google search [closed]

When I search my website on Google, the site links appear as wrong. Instead of main page, sitelinks append a querystring which I used, and showing another content. I would like to make the sitelink to ...
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How to tell Google that each subfolder is a different site? Otherwise, Google appends the main site's name to every other subfolder

One of our Korean clients (who would like to remain unamed) has a problem with their section of their website (subfolder). They are part of an international organization. Let's call them "Foobar" for ...
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Google Search Console shows an extremely high number of URLs?

My WordPress website has a maximum 1,392 posts, 67 pages, and 33 comments. While checking Google Search Console, it showing that the total number of Google indexed URLs is 262,356. While searching ...
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Google doesn't show all indexed pages of site in search results [duplicate]

guys! Recently I updated sitemap for my website and made sure that all of my webpages are up and running, seo friendly etc. Month ago I requested indexing and rendering of all my pages, and sumbitted ...
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How to rank a book in the Google search book categories carousel?

I am an author of a farming book, I need to make my book to appear on the list of Google books as shown on the screenshot, I tried to use the http://schema.org/Book but i cant find anything that ...
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Despite hreflang tags accessing example.nl redirects to the English site, not the Dutch

In my website I have contents in both English and Dutch. Here are my hreflang links: <link rel="alternate" href="https://www.example.com/en/" hreflang="en-us" /> <link rel="alternate" ...
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Can an old domain haunt future organic search results?

I have a customer that we are rebuilding a site for and question has arisen that I haven't come across. They used a domain for their original website and hired an SEO company that gave them a bunch of ...
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How to get theatre cafe to appear in Google searches for “cafe”?

This is a question about a businesses with two categories: Performing arts theatre (primary category) + cafe (secondary). The arts theatre performs well in theatre-related searches. It has a cafe ...
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Are Google business listings relevant for website businesses?

I want to help google produce for my site, the right side infobox it shows on some results (with logo, social profiles etc.). I believe this info is taken from various places, but the main one is the ...
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Site's description not showing for robots.txt? [duplicate]

When I search on Google through WordPress site domain name without TLD, it shows the site's information but, in the Title section it shows only www.example.com, no title and description section like ...
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Google showing subdomains with random characters in search results instead of www

while searching the website content on google, The search result display junk characters instead of "www" in pages links. Eg: Google Search result show following https://222.example.com/pagename?...
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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?
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Why is showing Google Indexing time difference?

We have a News portal site. After News post, we try to search at Google that is this index or not. But suddenly we have seen that some of the news post indexes with different time. Like News Top ...
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Will displaying author bios on posts, after they were previously hidden, cause SEO problems?

I used to hide author bios from my blog posts. The age of site is 11 months. From now on, if I show the author bios on every post, will it cause any problem with Google?
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Should an Allow or Disallow directive be used in robots.txt to allow Googlebot to crawl the whole site?

User-agent: * Disallow: / User-agent: Googlebot Allow: / I use this command in my robots.txt file. But i do not think this is right. What should be the right command? Some article i have found where ...
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How can i get google search query list based on location?

I am looking to get queries searched on google from a particular location is it possible to access those search queries, and what are the searches happening in an area
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How to can I change the date displayed in Google Search's snippets to the modified date instead of the published date?

I've read this previous question, and the answer there was to have only the modified date show on the website in order for Google to update the date displayed in their search results. So how do I ...
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When to split content pages for SEO keyword relevancy and ranking

There are times when we want to rank a single page for multiple similar keywords. For example, take the following page: https://example.com/organic-apples-benefits This page would discuss the ...
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Does Google recognize the number “4” as the word “for”?

My company owns several domains, all with the structure service4someone.com( e.g., drivers4millionnaires.com). I'm currently reviewing which ones we need to keep. Some of them are simply used to ...
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Product carousel in the Google Search sidebar

What type of markup should a website use to have such a snippet in Google search results? In particular I mean the carousel with arrows. Can't find an example. (Link to search results. Seems like ...
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Is it possible to submit set of dynamic pages to Google?

Suppose that I have a page example.com/some-page?ending=er that finds all words that end with given ending. Is it possible to tell Google that this is dynamic page and so when people search in ...
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URL is indexed but description not available due to “this site's robots.txt”

I have a similar URL indexed by Google https://example.com/companies/company?utm_source=xxx And this output: A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt. Here ...
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Is it possible to have deep links open in the mobile app when installed rather than going to AMP pages?

We have both app indexed deep linking + amp pages support for one of the product on our websites. Initially the flow was that if a user has app installed the link used to take user to app and if app ...
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Can PAID .ml rank well in Google “globally”? [duplicate]

We all know freenom provides both free and paid .ml domain, they said free .ml domain can't be ranked because the domain isn't even yours/mine, but how about paid one? Can paid one ranked and ranked ...
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What if AMP page content will not be updated for a long time?

I'm new to this Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). I've to develop various AMP pages. I have a query regarding the SEO for that. What if my page does not update from a long time, will it be ...
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What if set ratingValue always 5 in AggregateRating?

I have 2 questions and wondered why nobody raised the issue of this. What if I set aggregateRating by schema.org as I wish and always get 5 stars in Google search results ? Moreover, I can easily ...
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Google Analytic Real-Time Overview not Responding?

My page Analytic sudden show this message on Real-Time Overview Page. What does that mean? How it's occurred. Need a Solution?
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Google not indexing a site that is not available to US visitors despite sitemaps and hreflangs

I have a website that is forbidden for users in the USA, and all of the deep link pages redirect to the home page which has content explaining that the content if forbidden. For the rest of the ...
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How does Google Chrome determine URL patterns for Site Search?

I have recently started monitoring my site jujubuy.com on Google Webmasters Tools. I have added codes to generate JSON-LD based structured data for Sitelinks Searchbox. I've supplied correct URL ...
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Meta tags currently supported and required by Google

I know that this question has been asked before but since that was in the past, I have to ask it again. I am new to website development and I don't need a broad answer, just the important tags that ...
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Are there negative tags that should not appear in <head> as far as Google is concerned?

I just created a new website and I put quite a few meta and link elements in the head element. Looking at various posts on the net, it seems that some say certain meta or link tags can have a ...