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UK/USA Exact Copy English Causing Error “Duplicate submitted url not set as canonical”

starting around February 25th, 2019 we have been having pages excluded from indexing for our UK website with the error "Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical". We have not had this issue ...
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Google search results snippet for our site is a warning about not being able to play HTML5 video

All of a sudden, changing nothing on our index.html, our site is showing up in Google search results (on multiple browsers and devices) with Google Preview text that — instead of giving a summary of ...
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Extra Domain (TLD) in Google Breadcrumb

We are using structured data breadcrumbs, and everything looks good on desktop, but on mobile it shows extra .io after the root. I'm not really sure what might be causing this / whether it's from ...
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Using the FAQ schema doesn't show a rich snippet in Google Search results

I put the FAQ schema code on my single page (WordPress) and it doesn't display on Google result. The code is right but I don't know why it doesn't work. <!-- FAQ schema--> <?php if(...
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Which One has more chance to rank in google image post vs text post?

Which post will rank in Search Engines such as (Google, Yahoo, Bing)if I create two posts one is with the full-page image with alt tag and title tag and another one with full text-based. I Know that ...
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HTTP Impressions increasing in Search Console since move to HTTPS

In August last year I moved a site to HTTPS. I have recently noticed that I am still getting impressions for HTTP pages in Search Console. In fact the number of clicks and impressions seems to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Prevent Google from listing all pages as video results just because the header uses a video

I have embedded a <video> in the header of a website. It is only used for cosmetic reasons and is present on almost all sub pages. Now I noticed that whenever I enter a search term in Google's ...
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Can you see historical Google search results to compare new schema to old display?

We have implemented the structured data to a client's website. So instead of a boring link on Google, it shows a menu, map, etc. The client wants to know what this link looked like before. We went ...
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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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New content is showing up in a site: search for my old domain name, despite 301 redirects to new domain

So, I changed my website domain one week ago, made 301 redirect from the old domain to the new domain and told Google about the change in the Search Console. However, some of the new pages (created ...
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though 301 website redirect from .de to .com, google indexes .de Website

I had a website example.de . Than I changed the domain with example.com . I added example.com also in google search console and than I did every steps in https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/...
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How do I make Google show rich snippets in the search results now that I have implemented structured data?

I have written and inserted Google Search Gallery scripts into our website so that to see article carousels, company logo, info, etc in the search results. Now when I search specific keywords I don't ...
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Will using same Google account hurt my new site if one site under my account is penalized?

Is there any problem for using same Google account if one of my site is penalized by Google? How carefully will my new site get looked over by Google. Would it be rigorous and the review of my new ...
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Google indexing and cached a page from another site on the same server, despite 404

Strange situation in Google index. We're running Magento with two store-fronts on different domains. Somehow Google index is displaying some pages from one store as belonging to the correct store but ...
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Rank images from a foreign language site in English Google image search

I have big medical domain about ECG, with 100 pages. But all domain is in Slovak language (and slovak online medical market is small), and I have on domain more than 500 special medical ECG images. (...
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Webpage removed from search results after protocol change

My website was running all right until my employer wanted to change protocol (http:// to https://) Since then, my website was removed from search results. I already tried using a robots.txt and it's ...
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Prevent page indexing externally _without_ affecting internal google site search?

Is it possible to prevent google search from indexing a page, but still allow that page to be indexed by the custom search engine used for on-site search? Our presenting problem concerns content we ...
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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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Schema Markup for Web Application Pages and Landing Pages

I have build a Web Application and the website is set-up like this: Landing Pages that consists of Home, Price, Features and Contact Us Web Application pages that are for logged in users and only ...
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Company profile not loading in Google search after disabling Google+ and implementing alternatives

I had setup a google plus account for the organization and the profile was appearing in google. But for some reason I decided not to put google plus profile, so I disabled it and I found the ...
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Mobile version of a website showing up on my desktop google search

I search certain keywords in desktop google search and mobile version of my website shows up, vise versa. I use some methods to solve this problem: use <link rel="alternate"> and <link rel="...
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Search analytics data from Google Search Console differs when downloaded to Excel

I downloaded all of the search analytics data for my website for last 3 months. I moved 5000 records at a time and exported it as an MS-Excel file. I can see that the data in the online console and ...
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Prevent Google from replacing “|” with “:” in search results

I have a title of 34 characters. I noticed that Google replaced the pipe | separator with colon :. I like pipe separator more. Should I use &nbsp;|&nbsp; to make it explicit? Will this help?
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Date in SERPs a day early

(originally posted on Google productforums, which has yielded no response) Can anyone give me any pointers about how Google decides what date to display for the SERPS? We have noticed that dates ...
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What is the 'breadcrumb' label in Google Webmaster for webpages markup

Recently, I've noticed a 'breadcrumb' label show up in the Structure Markup section of Webmaster. Nothing shows up under that label for any of my breadcrumbs: They do show up for that page under the ...
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Price mark up does not display for 2 sites in Google, but is fine for our other 4 sites

We have eCommerce sites in 6 different countries and have had schema mark up for product data for a couple of years. However the Price snippets do not display for our sites in Indonesia and Thailand, ...
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SEO - Search result listing shows up in a foreign language

Yesterday I moved our company's Wordpress site to a new server. Not long after, and perhaps only coincidentally, the search result for that site in Google started showing up with a Japanese name and ...
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Homepage isn't appearing anywhere when searching site:example.com

When doing google search with site:www.example.com the homepage can't be found anywhere in the returned results. It used to come as first result till a few days ago. At the same time, a regular ...
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Wrong page is indexing for a specific keyword phrase on my site

When you search for the keyword phrase "New Camaro Car," the page for "New Mustang Car" appears in the results instead of "New Camaro Car." Page #1- Page Title: New Camaro Car URL: /new-camaro-car H1:...
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google displays wrong language on multi language website because it takes cookies into consideration

I have a multiple language website that uses both subdomains and cookies to display the right language. Here is the logic on the website: de subdomain will display the German version fr subdomain ...
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Google shows different results for my brandname in their SERP

When I typed site:example.com in Google's search box, it's displaying a different title and meta description, but the thing puzzling me is the site URL is being displayed correctly and redirected to ...
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Reindex site with http while waiting https certificate validation

I was unable to ask the renewal of an https certificate before its expiring date and now I have to wait 3-4 day for its validation. When users find my site in Google Search, the link is with https, ...
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Using swear language - affects Google results and SEO in general negatively?

I thought this is the right section - my main concern is search results, visibility, etc., not necessarily peoples' perception, as it's a blog-type of a site. I saw recently a very popular site allow ...
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Google DMCA removal - proper way to react to avoid being de-listed from SERP

Our site receives DMCA removal requests from Google and our pages being removed from Google. Our content is user generated (adult site). We want to remove the video but not the page itself (we can ...
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Why is Google indexing our robots.txt file and showing it in search results?

For some reason, Google is indexing the robots.txt file for some of our sites and showing it in search results. See screenshots below. Our robots.txt file is not linked from anywhere on the site ...
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Google Search Console errors (nofollow?)

I have a web site where some internal links take you to another pages of the same site, passing some parameters. Eg.: <a href="/BookMgm/PreparePayment?quantity=1&itemId=123">Book</a> ...
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Remove internal indexed pages from Google search

I received a Wordpress site created as a one-page site. The site has a menu to access different blocks with an url hash: example.com/#about-as. The problem is that Google indexed different contents, ...
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How to setup site with second specialised domain name with same content

I got a website: company-name-counselling.co.uk I have setup all 4 versions of the domain to redirect to the https://www.company-name-counselelling.co.uk I have also bought nearby-town-counselling....
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Thumbnails in Google search results for mobile are cropped

I have a problem with the thumbnail images shown on google search results page. If I search for "Kevin Sneader" on mobile (iOS or Android), the images seem to be cropped in the thumbnail in Google ...
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Google advance search for a specific domain doesnt find the page which is on website

I am trying to find information using Google advance search for a specific domain but its not picking up the link for keywords example (Markus Wischenbart, United Arab Emirates, Al Habtoor Group ) ...
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How long should a the Google change of address tool take?

I requested a Google Search Console change of address back in May 2019 but it still hasn't updated on Google. Just wondering if anyone gone through the process of changing their address and with ...
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Change my website's photo on a the mobile Google search results

I have noticed that google has started to show little images next to search results on mobile devices. The first photo I have displayed on my website is my logo. Currently this is the image that is ...
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Google Structured Data Reviews without penalize SEO

I was implementing structured data in my companies website when I found this guide: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/sd-policies Well, there's a point that bothers me: note that ...
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How to find all the google maps business locations showing under my business name nationwide?

My client's business is showing some random business names when customers does a search for their business from different locations. I tried searching in google maps for "brand" but all these ...
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What is the equivalent of a meta description for a PDF file to get a snippet in the search results?

What PDF metadata does Google take as description into SERP snippet? Is it always the subject or has somebody experienced something else like author, keywords, or first text paragraph?