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google search brings wordpress post file name next to dns [closed]

Google search results are structured. SEO works fine, the only "complaint" is that URLs are displayed in search results. Actually it brings the wordpress post file name next to dns. I ...
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Changing what appears in knowledge graph data

My org recently merged with another org. A joint press release was issued and everybody has gone out of their way to stress that this is a merger and not an acquisition. However, when you search for ...
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Should translated English keywords pointing to local language landing page be in a separate Campaign / Ad group or same as original?

We have done quite a bit of testing with driving local traffic using English terms (eg. used cars Stockholm) instead of local language terms (begagnade bilar Stockholm). Basically, English keywords ...
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How Google decides the image results for the Image tab?

Whenever I search on Google, Google shows the results cards in All tab at SERP and Images at Images tab. So how Google decides which image will be placed at first position or at first row according to ...
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meta data / tags for bootstrap modals

I created a website on bootstrap and a lot of content is in the modals (pop ups) of the webpage, I was wondering how do I tell search engines that for example Contact Us page www.example.com/#...
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Search Site name on Google, my FB page appear top of the site, not the site

When I search my site name on Google, its first result is my Facebook page which I created. I never built any backlinks to my FB page. This is not a new site, I have purchased it in 2015 and I use the ...
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How do I improve the SEO of a Gatsby site that uses a loading screen? [closed]

I wanted to find out how I can improve the SEO of my site (https://haribhandari.me). I have added metadata and a meta schema, both working perfectly fine. I also registered my website with Google ...
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Get Google to index new URLs after migrating to Godaddy Simple Website Builder which doesn't support redirects

I recently updated a website for my company from its extremely outdated design (last edited in 2009). After the update, when you click on the page in the google search it says that there is nothing ...
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Google shows image alt text in the search result rather than the meta description

Google search shows random alt text of images in my site instead of the meta description tag text. I couldn't find similar problems on the net so I guess I'm doing something wrong, but what is it? If ...
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Rank for a my name and surname when it's not in the content?

I have a website which has the post of the results of some research I do on a monthly basis. It is basically survey results. My name does not appear in my site, and I want my website appear in Google ...
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How to find elements which harm Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) after a GSC warning

Within Google Search Console (Core Web Vitals), I've received a warning, with 200,000+ webpages, under the message "CLS issue: more than 0.25 (mobile)". I did some changes, and I managed to ...
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how to specify all values for a parameter in robots.txt and sitemap.xml?

I have a php file that extracts a post id from a url's parameter to show a specific post content. for example it uses the postid parameter from the following url to show the post content with id of 21:...
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Google shows IP instead of domain

I've tried breaking my problem down into some smaller stuff that I asked here but I couldn't figure it out so I am looking for a complete solution now. Google is showing my website's IP address https:/...
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Can I change the name of my site as shown in the mobile search results on Google?

I'm working on a wp site that is displaying the incorrect name of the brand for Google search results. This only happens on a phone/mobile. Each search result is in a card with a little breadcrumb ...
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How to manage my site appearance in serp like this examples? [duplicate]

So for example when you Google the name "Microsoft", you'll see a sidebar on the right showing information and links etc., and below the main link on the left, you see the main categories of ...
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Browsers shows my website's IP instead of domain name in search results

My website's IP address shows up when searching on google. Google knows the site exists, if I search for my website. Bing doesn't though, if I search for my website on bing. my nginx config file: ...
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How do I ask google to purge / reindex / flush their cache of a URL I do NOT control?

How do I ask google to purge / reindex / flush their cache of a URL I do NOT control? I am helping out a busy, important webmaster who has corrected an error in the content in a vital PDF. I noticed ...
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In robots.txt, should I use a wildcard at the end of a disallow directive?

I want to disallow a specific folder and all of its files and subdirectories but I don't know the difference between Disallow: /somedir/ and Disallow: /somedir/*. which one of these lines should I use?...
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If I remove a property from Google Search Console and re-add it few days later, will it have any future bad impact for indexation / SEO?

I made the mistake of adding a property without thinking of a few things I wanted to take care of before the final site goes live. I'm in the process of getting an SSL certificate, replacing some ...
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Remove a old indexed keyword from google search for a website [duplicate]

A webpage X had a text : old-text and it got indexed with this keyword old-text Now that content is removed from the page X but page is still active with different content. Still if user is searching ...
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150 'no-follow' links to another site I own. Will I get a penalty?

I have two websites. One website has 50 articles published and is doing quite well. In all the articles published, I have 2-3 links that go to a subdomain of that website. Now I just started a second ...
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If I hide some scripts from Google bot, will it be considered as cloaking?

I have a website built with Gatsby.js. After building it, I receive a lot of static HTML files, with React app bound to them. All content is in HTML already, JS is needed for some fancy transitions, ...
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Why my website is not showing up when searched for in Google Maps pack in Google Search

I have a client and we've been doing SEO for them since more than the past 6 months now. We're almost getting them on the first page for target keywords. It's a local business and, thus, we're doing ...
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Use XML Based Sitemap and/or Static Page Sitemap?

I have a question about which sitemap to use - XML based that is sent to Google Search Console or static HTML based sitemap that is added to the website footer. If you search "dump trucks for ...
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Google picks wrong canonical url in search results

When I do a search in google I receive results as expected. When I hover over the search result I can see the correct url. But when I click on it I'm redirected to the homepage. In the search console ...
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How do I “noindex” a text (.txt) file?

I have a directory full of .txt files that are used as part of a larger javascript application. The text files are not inteded to be directly accessed, and are used as includes on separate pages as ...
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Affecting text content of list items in Google's search results preview

First time asking this kind of question, I hope it is the right place. One of my pages is showing like this on Google search results: Which is great. But it has redundant text (SaveRemove from List. ...
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So, what's left to do? (GSC Performance Drops) [duplicate]

As a developer, I am quite new in SEO area. I published my website 40 days ago. Before to start this goal, I read and learn much about SEO. I am still learning but actually I can not find so much ...
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Run beta versions of sites SEO safely [duplicate]

We have domain.com and want to test a new site template on beta.domain.com. What is the correct way to run a beta test without affecting SEO of the main domain.com? In the topic SEO safe way to run ...
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How Does Google Search Find Pages On Web Site

Google is finding pages on my site that are not listed in my site map. How does Google Search find a list of pages on a site to index?
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How To Let Google Search Access Restricted Pages

I have Google Search indexing my site but many pages require authentication to be accessed. Is there a way I can give Google an account they can use to access these pages?
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Google rich snippet always shows “Sold out” for available (ld+json) offer schema

We have listing menu items for the restaurant and something wrong, it always shows "Sold Out" in Google's search results. The items given to Gooogle as ld+json schema with the availability ...
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Why is Google showing the outdated contents of www.google.com/amp/s/MYAMPURL?

Recently I updated the contents of 100,000+ AMP pages of my server. However, when I search on my mobile, the results which Google shows are on the following URL: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp....
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How does site name change impact to seo?

I have a site, ranked 1st in my purpose keyword of google search result. I have to change brand name or site name, but I will not change domain url. Does this change impact to seo? Will my site's ...
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Google search says No information is available for my GitHub page

Today I search my GitHub page in Google Chrome and Firefox (Through Google search) and for the first time, it says no information is available (it says 2019- GitHub under that it says no information ...
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Where to put anchor tags in Angular CSR Applications such that URLs get indexed?

I built a site with Angular 10. When the home page is visited it reroutes to this /welcome. However There's no link to that from anywhere within the app, so I don't think Google has any way of ...
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Teaching Google to Show a Menu for an Angular App? [duplicate]

If we Google "Panera" google shows Panera Bread as the top ranked result and below the description there's things like "Menu", "Locations", etc. How do we get these ...
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Submit URLs created by our client side rendered Angular site through Google Search Console or will Google automatically find them?

When deploying an Angular App with client side rendering only, do we need to take additional steps for Google to index the app, or is it automatic. I did go to search console and register the site, ...
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URLs is indexed but doesn't show up in the search results

Some of the URLs marked as indexed in Google search console are not shown in search results when related keywords are searched. The URLs in question include query strings and their canonical URL is ...
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The best practice of Article / Web 2.0 / Blog submission in off-page SEO?

I am planning for my e-commerce new project. And I am stuck at the best practices of off-page submission for Articles / Web 2.0 / Blogs. I have some questions in my mind which are as follows: Can I ...
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Google won't update page cache

I had a virus donatelloflowfirstly on my page. After cleaning the virus, the site looks like it was before (from any device and IP I tested). However, Google page cache for homepage is still the virus ...
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I've moved to a new domain a long time ago but a site:search for the old domain still shows results, can I request removal of those now?

My website is located at example.cc. Another domain, example.com, redirects to it. I wonder why searching for site:example.com yields different results with site:example.cc? Shouldn't Google detect ...
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SEO permalinks not constantly showing up properly on google

When searching my site on Google. I have some correct and some wrong when it comes down to the meta permalink. I have a photo that explains itself. Wondering why this is happening to some but not for ...
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How do I permanently remove all deleted pages Google (only the home page should remain)?

Google seems to have many pages in its index that I deleted years ago. My site currently has only the home page at example.com/index.html. What do I do in Apache to permanently remove all those ...
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Where does the text at the top of each search result come from?

I'm referring to the Merriam-Webster text, it is nowhere on the page HTML, is it from the domain name?
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I'v indexed my pages in search console, but Google didnt show them in search results [duplicate]

I have indexed all of my webpages into google search console tools.. but Google did not show the results in search results. Can you help me please.. see the latests articles, they wont show in search ...
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Keyword loosing rank when not having a Regional word in it [duplicate]

This question has nothing to do with Improving my Overall Position on Search or my SEO . I Very simply want to understand why ONE keyword in particular is Worse off on search under the Following ...
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List of potential origins of host domains through which google bot crawls?

What is the potential list of origins of the host domains through which google bot crawls? e.g.: Like Google cache uses the following domain to crawl the APIs: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/ I ...
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Problems with my sitemap.txt in Google Search Console for indexing PDFs [duplicate]

Here is the contents of my sitemap.txt http://www.merrittnet.org/Papers/ http://www.merrittnet.org/Marmot/ in these 2 directories are around 50 PDF files it has been around 5 days now and when I ...
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How/why did non-www version of page on my site get indexed?

For some reason there are 3 or 4 pages on my site for which Google has indexed the non-www version. I 301 redirect all requests to https and www in .htaccess but it's very odd to me that when I search ...

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