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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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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 ...
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Home page showing as first link after domain name in SERPs

I've just noticed Google is displaying the breadcrumbs as domain name > home > page on internal pages. In my mind it should be: domain name > page without the "Home" displayed. See screen ...
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Can similar pages with rephrased titles be combined using redirects but still ranking for the different title phrasings?

I'm building a website where each piece of content can have multiple different title/body phrasings which got the same meaning, and each phrasing got its own page (with links connecting to its content ...
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Prevent Google from indexing iframes while allowing indexing iframe content embedded in other pages

Let's assume there's an HTML page hosted on http://programmer-domain.example/iframe.html, containing text "SDFHIASDFASDFKSDAF". Let's assume there's also another page, http://customer-domain.example/...
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How to make search engines to take care more about exclusive contents? [duplicate]

We have a website that lots of our contents are from other sources and we also have a link to those sources at the bottom of each content, but recently we started to generate content by ourselves, ...
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Possible SEO repercussions of using no-transform headers?

Google renders weblight versions of few of our pages intermittently, and that kills all interactivity. Optimizing the pages to the fullest is ofcourse a method to lessen weblight transformation, we ...
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How can a verified Google News inclusion site show in the Google search results?

We have been watching about 25-30 days long in Google SERP whenever we search in Google Search Engine with "Fifa World Cup" and "বিশ্বকাপ ফুটবল" with those Keywords then in Google SERP Google is ...
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Google Search Console: Continuous Decrease in Search Impressions While There is Almost No Change in Position

One of my clients has a website that is visited by tens of thousands of users per day. Google Search Console is showing continuous decrease in search impressions starting from 01-April-2018. The ...
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Prevent bad rankings on a Q and A site for questions without an answer by using noindex until answered [duplicate]

I have a website on which users can ask a question & also they can answer it. So, when a user asks a question, it creates a new web-page on the website & below that question lies it's answers ...
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blocking website in my country where it has been copied a lot [closed]

I have an issue that my website has been copying in my country. i want to block in my country. does it impact on SEO?
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Prevent bad rankings on a Q and A site for questions without an answer by using noindex until answered

I have a website on which users can ask a question and also answer it. So, when a user asks a question, it creates a new webpage on website and below that question lies its answers. I don't want ...
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Removing Paginated URLs from Google Search [duplicate]

I have a website running on Django, Python. I'm using django pagination so that users can click next & see further content. For example, my website is example.com, so when user requests new page ...
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Google search for my site without the dot in the name affects it's search results

I have a site, Tanksmith.io, which gets searched a quite a bit. The two most common queries are: tanksmith io and tanksmith.io (the latter being more correct since it contains the dot). However the ...
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How to control google ranking of different pages in the same website?

This is keyword: laldupatta mulla According to https://www.google.co.in/ Position 1: https://example.com/smart-kitchen-devices/laldupatta-mulla-one-on-e Position 2: https://example.com/smart-...
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Has Google reduced the meta description length with a recent Update?

Only one month ago I changed all of page's of the meta description from 155 (old) to 300-320 (New) characters. However, now Google is showing only 155 characters meta description in the search ...
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High rankings for keywords but zero impressions

Started a website on 2nd December 2017. Very unique in its space with comprehensive written content. No one else in the same space has the same quality, which is why Google's algorithms want to rank ...
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Will disabling javascript be considered as cloaking by Google

There is a site with dynamic content generation (angular). Google is not indexing it well. But it is indexed well with static pages (same content). Static pages are not fast because of page reloading ...
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Big reduction: indexed pages, structured data items, pages crawled [closed]

While it doesn't appear like we have more errors or specific problems, there has been a big reduction since mid-Feburary in number of pages crawled, number of structured data items, number of indexed ...
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Dynamic AngularJS Meta description stopped showing up in Google results

<meta name="description" ng-bind="main.pageDescription" content="{{main.pageDescription}}"> This is how we used to have dynamic meta descriptions for different pages and it used to work well ...
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Why some irrelevant words appearing in News Title?

When we search in Google with the published news title then some irrelevant words are showing in Google News section (See the attached image). These irrelevant words are coming only for the particular ...
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How does Google determine which search engine to redirect to when using Sitelinks Searchbox rich snippets?

We are specifying internal search in our structured data: But, when people search in the sitelinks searchbox, they get redirected to: Search term site:ourbrand.com I am actually happy with this but ...
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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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Has anyone found a way to get Google “Questions and Answers” data via some API or creative coding?

When people use Google Search to find our website (a state government department), they are presented with the "Ask a question" sidebar within their search results page (see diagram below). This "...
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Will running a Google AdWords CPA campaign in learning mode have an effect on organic search?

So my marketing team did something. I don't know if it's a blunder or not but they added a google CPA campaign that was doing some learning for a while. Last night it got ~100k impressions. Because ...
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How to make Google display only Country-specific search results based on user's location

My question goes like this: I own a multinational company with the following websites www.abc.com/us/ www.abc.com/uk/ www.abc.com/apac/ I advertise my product (let's name it "device") on each of my ...
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How to get a live-steam video into the carousel at the top of the Google search results?

I want whenever a live stream content is available on my website like a sports match then I want to Google to show a live stream preview in its result from the video tag. What I think is I need to ...
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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 we use URL pattern in google remove URL webmaster?

I am working on a project which has some private information. They are indexed in google and is showing as a snippet. Now I want to remove those URL from google index. I have gone through the google ...
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How to Fix Leverage browser caching connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js?

While testing my site on Google PageSpeed insights tools it showing very much poor result of Mobile Page Load speed as you see on the image. How can i get a well score.is it will be solved if solve ...
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Using canonicals for image gallery items on sub pages

I have a sub page on a website that features an image gallery /gallery/gallery-name/ - this page contains a common description about the content of the gallery and thumbnails for the gallery items. ...
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Hacked with spam in GSC isn't spam at all. It's text. How do I solve that? [closed]

I have an issue with Google Search Console's Security Issues. I'm showing this warning: Hacked with spam A hacker may have modified your site to contain spammy content. To protect visitors to ...
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A Type Record(Alias) impact on SEO

I have a domain example.com which is used to show a static website. I am hosting this website on AWS S3 and using Route53 to point example.com to example.com bucket. Because I want to access the ...
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Wordpress Post Pagination: How to Stop Page 2+ from Indexing with different URL?

I made a change recently to my wordpress.org blog to make it so that every post is broken up into two pages, an introduction paragraph and then the rest of the post after a nextpage page break. I did ...
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one sitemap file to images/videos/urls/mobile

My web site is writing sitemaps dynamically when a user created a post. But I have a problem with sitemap types. I have to write separately to sitemap_image.xml,sitemap_url.xml,sitemap_video.xml files ...
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If I remove URLs from an XML sitemap will Google still index them?

How can I update sitemap file without losing the old URLs? In other words, does the Google search engine keep the old URLs indexed and add the new ones, or does it erase removed URLs?
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How can I display a price in Google search results?

How can I display a price in Google search results like in the following screenshot?
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I have a quiz with a few hundred questions. How do I make the questions and answers available to SEO?

With the normal flow, each user sees 1 question at a time, answers it using a POST request and moves to the next question. I don't think search engines will do POST operations. How do I get my ...
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How does StackOverflow know that the referral traffic is coming from Google organic search?

A lot of StackOverflow's results in Google search append a parameter at the end to indicate that the traffic came from Google. I assume this is largely used for internal search volume tracking. ?...
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Does Google read and value text placed inside <detail> tag

HTML5 has a <detail> tag (explained here) that shows a summary and shows all text if clicked on read more. Does Google value content inside tag as much as text written outside it?
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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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Google Sitelinks showing in lowercase

I'm having an issue with Google sitelinks where the page titles are showing in lowercase only. I've tried several things to remedy this issue, the page titles and meta data for the page all ...
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When building a new site, should we use the old URL structure?

We are planning to make a new site using same domain. We would like to use same URLs structure on our new and updated site. We don't want to lose ranking in search engines. Is it odd to use the old ...
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From where does Google take the descriptions shown in their search results?

I have a website which is structured like a simple blog - on the left side (so first in the HTML code) I have listed some blog posts. On the right side, a I have a column with things like website ...
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Website appears in search results sporadically

I have a webpage that constantly ranks for keyword "Watermark software" at place #2. From time to time I also see it in the middle of the first page for "watermark images", but it appears there ...
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using negative keywords with strong target keyword

If I use negative keywords with strong target keyword, which one has targeted by serp the full phrase? or the positive keyword? Let assume we want to target this keyword "bike parts" if I create a ...
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AJAX content not indexed by Google

On our page users are opening posts in a modal (like facebook or twitter). The links look like this <a class="showpost" data-mpid="416246" href="/p/416246/">Open Post</a> We catch the ...