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Can organizations no longer be authors (Google schema reviews)?

I've noticed in the last few months after Google restricted schema review stars in certain cases that another side effect seems to have happened: If a review "author" is marked up as an Organization,...
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Issue of thumbnails in mobile search results snippets [on hold]

Please help me understand how google is picking up images for mobile search results differently for profile pages having the same structure. Ref URLs: https://www.mckinsey.com/our-people/chris-...
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How can I ask Google to scan my website and hide it from non-registered users? [on hold]

I have a content website working with a subscription model, using user and password, so google can't scan my articles. I want to allow Google to read my articles by removing the user password from the ...
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How to Measure the ROI from SEO Campaigns

How can I measure SEO activities ROI: including on-page and Off-page SEO. As you know any big business has a common organic traffic growth. also, SEO can affect direct traffic. so is there any way ...
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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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Google search results snippet for our site is a warning about not being able to play HTML5 video

All of a sudden, without any change in the 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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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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Bizarre rankings drop in Google [duplicate]

I have a legal site started in 2011, which used to rank top 5 for a particular keyword now disappeared to 6th page in google organic rankings. The site hit its peak in 2017, but dropped in rankings ...
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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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A site with a directory of thousands of links can get blacklisted by Google for one link to a site with malware

As we all know Google detects malware on websites and if found it will add a warning to that site in its search results. It will also add it to a blacklist that Chrome (and other browsers?) use, so if ...
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Is it possible to programmability ping search engines for specific updated pages?

I spent a lot of hours into making my website useful to the user and extremely friendly. However, Google seems to not update the indexed content and is not indexing new pages fast enough. The website ...
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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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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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“Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available..” only in Google Search Results [duplicate]

Why am I getting this search description in Google search (on any browser): "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently ...
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Website not appearing in Google search results

I just recently took over a website that is hosted on GoDaddy to make enhancements to it. However, I am new to SEO and believe that I may have accidentally removed it from Google searches. As stated, ...
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AMP-page link to a redirected page

I recently changed the URLs of my articles and they are now 301 redirected to the new URL format. However, the AMP equivalent version of those articles rel="canonical" tag still links to the old ...
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AMP pages in Google search results on desktop

I have a WordPress-based website with the "AMP for WP" plugin installed. It seems to be configured properly so that AMP pages point to respective non-AMP pages with "rel canonical", but I noticed some ...
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When changing domain names, can I keep my existing SEO and Google Search ranking?

Suppose I have been using a domain, say www.bollywoodhatke.com for 3 years, and it has a good Alexa (hypothetical situation). It has backlinks and its has 7,000 pages indexed and 50,000 images indexed,...
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New website ranking problem [duplicate]

I have a 2 week old blog with 10 articles. Submitted to google search console and sitemap is also submitted. Used yoast seo plugin and on page optimization is good. The problem When I type one of ...
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Suddenly falling google search ranking [duplicate]

I registered my site a month ago, and appeared in google search result of focused keyword. The ranking is not so bad, my site placed in 4th~5th page when google results have 9~10 pages. But after 1 ...
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Make website appear in infobox

I wonder how it's possible to set my website as infobox on google results? Do I need special meta tags, special structured data? For example, this website: It actually doesn't hold no special meta ...
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Remove hacked url from google index not working

I keep getting hacked url's index by google when i type site:mydomain.com.au My site was hacked previously (was using wordpress). Now it uses JavaScript (React/Node) and built from scratch and hosted ...
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Find pages that link to another URL?

IIRC, Google used to let you do a search for all pages that link to a URL, but I can't find that method any more. Also, I don't see it in Webmaster Tools either. I am probably overlooking something, ...
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Page ranks for a keyword that does not even occur in content

I am currently experiencing weird ranking fluctuations with google for some of my pages. The scenario is the following: There are landingpages like www.example.com/topic/destination There are ...
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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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Favicon won't appear on Google search results, after migration to https

I've recently migrated a website of mine to https and now the favicon in Google's search results shows the general globe instead of the site's favicon. This is how the favicon is defined: <link ...
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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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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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Does Google TRULY respect noindex and nofollow?

Does google REALLY respect noindex, nofollow and blocking content to being indexed and seen via .htacess or robots.txt file? I need to be sure of this 100%, I need to use duplicate content on some ...
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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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Will my SEO rankings be penalized for duplicate content on my subdomain?

I have a site called www.xyz.com and it has a bunch of WordPress Blog posts on it ranking pretty well in google. The only issue is they want to move the blogs over to news.xyz.com (also a WP site). My ...
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hreflang region targeting - multiple regions displaying in SERPS

I'm slightly stumped, with one of my websites. The hreflang appears to be installed correctly and the majority of the regions are targetted in the international targeting report, apart from with EU ...
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If you delete a Google Business page, do the reviews also get deleted with it?

Reviews posted against a business on Google appear on Google Maps, within the Google Search results, and on Google+. The scenario is that we have a single negative review against a Google Business ...
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What is this section called in Google Search? [duplicate]

I want to have something like this for my website: What is this called?
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How to update Google's index for AJAX fragments?

We replaced our old site with a Wordpress site around 6 months ago. Our old store plugin used links with AJAX fragments which were indexed in Google, like so: https://www.example.com/store.php#!/item/...
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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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The right way of using index.html

I have quite a lot of issues I'd like to hear your opinion on, so I hope I'll manage to explain it well enough. I should also note that I'm beginner equipped only with the knowledge of HTML and CSS so ...
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Google Indexing URL First?

Does Google index a website's URL link first before the rest of the website? For example, if I search for "FedEx" on Google, is it safe to assume that Google will index "www.fedex.com" and display it ...
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Old website still found on google but redirects to new site

We have launched a new website replacing our old one, and Google now finds the new and the old website. Our old website was published under /public, the new one is published under /web: Setup until ...
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Google Result Shows Archive Instead Of Title Tag

I have a problem with my review category. My posts on other categories are shown in a normal way. I mean google shows title tags in the search result, but for the posts in review category, instead of ...
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Mozbar not showing correct PR/DA info

Just installed Mozbar and worked few days fine. Now it's showing Page rank - 1 / Domain authority - 1 in every search results like this. Uninstall extension and reinstall, Chrome browser updated to ...
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Google pointing to old GitHub repository

I have a GitHub repository called phpat, but Google's first result points to an old repo (404 error) How much time does it take for Google to update this? Is there any way to inform the search ...
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After submitting a site removal request with Google, the tool is showing severe health problems, how do I re-include my site in the index?

I had a major issue in the last week where a site was found to be showing huge numbers of pages that it shouldn't have been. Naturally Google indexed all of these pages! Rather than manually remove ...
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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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Redirect domain name to a specific page

I have theses domain names installed: Main domain name: www.example.com Others domains: www.example.org www.example.fr www.animals.example I first made a rule on my .htaccess to redirect all ...
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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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How should I make my website rank for multiple cities?

I'm building a website for my client's hospice center. Right now, she wants to have a landing page for each city that the hospice serves, but for the content on those pages to be identical (like, ...
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display product price in google search result

While I search for the magento module in google, I noticed the price is displayed in google search. Can we display the price of the product in google search by using any tag or any other way. Someone ...
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How do I add a phone number to my Google Search result?

How can I add a call button on my search result on Google?