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How do I get google to read each site on my server?

I currently building a server to host many sites. How do I get google to crawl each site without submitting a site map to google for each site?
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How are Google Site links generated in search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? I just met a fellow designer who runs a website with the same pagerank as mine. When googling ...
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Google is still indexing a website that was taken down

I am currently working on a website for a client who was unsatisfied with the website the previous developer had created. The previous developer however did not hand over the domain which meant we had ...
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How does Google bot know that my page content has changed?

Let's say I've a page which is already indexed in Google Search. If I make a change to the content of that page, how would Google bot notice and updated it in the Search? Does he compare the indexed ...
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What benefits are there to having both HTTP and HTTPS protocols indexed by Google?

Using HTTPS seems to be standard and more and more sites are making the switch and redirecting all users from HTTP to HTTPS. However I have come across some large sites that keep HTTP and HTTPS both ...
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Does changing from HTTPS to HTTP kill my backlinks?

I had only my main page changed to HTTP to test out if I want to change from HTTPS to HTTP. All my backlinks are to my HTTPS site. Will I lose all of my backlinks and have to start over when switching ...
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Is it possible for Google to disregard my canonical tag?

I was wondering if it is possible for Google to disregard the canonical tag, if for example they decide it is wrongly put based on behavioral data. On my blog's individual blog posts there is a ...
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Unwanted results in Search Results from Domains we control

I'm not sure how to word this. But basically when you search our company's name, some of our clients are coming up in the results. That alone is strange because we don't have any links outbound to ...
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Why are my posts omitted from Google search results when my site is listed in it? [duplicate]

My domain is not new at all, in fact I have waited for quite a long time now for Google to show some love. If I do a search for my domain name, it shows the website is listed, but if I try to search ...
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What contributes to expanded company details being displayed in Google search results?

For some results returned in Google Search, on the right side it displays the company details, logo, contact numbers, etc... For example, see the following screenshot: I'd like to know what ...
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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 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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Does https site conversion affects organic traffic?

Our site has lost substantial traffic after moving to HTTPS. Most of our Posts which were on first page are on 5-6th page now! We started around 1st Dec and it is continuously dropping since then. ...
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Strange URL parameter in Google search result, looks like an advertisement

I'm a total noob when it comes to being a web dev so please forgive me if the following sounds idiotic. I noticed that when you search my website one of the result's URL looks like an advertisement: ...
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Will Google punish me if I import a story from my own blog to content sharing sites such as Medium.com?

I've heard that Google punishes sites with duplicate content. If I write an article on my blog then import it on Medium (basically a copy/paste) will Google regard it as a duplicate? Medium.com is ...
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What is the impact on SEO, when internal links pointing to “/” or “example.com” (homepage)?

Let's assume I have website example.com and 1000s of inner pages. Is there any difference in terms of SEO ranking (SERP) when I link to my home page from all the inner pages using "/" and "example....
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How to make dynamic search result page to index?

Suppose i have an internal search engine that works on this parameters foo.bar/search/?where=Rome&what=restaurant&categories=healthy that i can dinamically alias to foo.bar/restaurants/...
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Meta tags decoding by Google

My site's CMS has some problems with reflecting correct cyrillic letters. So, in source code of the page my meta description looks like the next: <meta content="&#x0417;&#x0434;&#x0435;...
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Google search results not based on website's content

A while ago I searched in the Google for a very specific phrase Quazar of Sanxion and I got some strange results (showing the first three): The strange thing is that if you open the second Wikipedia ...
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How can I objectively check my search engine ranking?

When I search on Google my companies website its rank gets distorted on my computer through previous searches, my location etc. I use private mode in my browser, but I think this is still not an ...
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Where does the Google `site:` operator for site-specific searches get its information?

I have read in many places that one should use Google Webmaster preferably to the site: search operator. However, I would like to know where the site: operator gets its information from? Here is my ...
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Webmaster Tools - Preferred Domain and Google entries

Our client has two websites with the same content: example.com somethingelse.com When a user searches in Google for "something else" the example.com site appears in the top 10 results on Google. ...
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Removing a Website Name in Another Website From Google Index

I have a website named indonesiasumateratravel.com, and when I search on Google something like 'indonesiasumateratravel' or something else, my website's name appears telling me it has been hacked. It ...
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How does Google show a web page's recipe photo inline with the search results? How'd they do that?

On Google, if you search for "chana dal recipe," in the middle of the search results page you'll see one search result with an image of the meal, taken from the underlying web page. It's the only ...
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Google's Structured Data about businesses vs. “Google My Business”

From my point of view there are two major possibilities on how to provide information about your business/organisation to Google: Use structured data on your website like "Organization" and " Local ...
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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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How do I tell which pages of my website are not indexed in Google?

Is there any way to find non-indexed pages of my website? I tried searching on-line for this answer but couldn't find the exact solution for how to find the non-indexed pages in Google. If I were ...
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Why do HTTPS referrers from Google sometimes still contain keywords?

Nowadays it is normal to not get any keywords anymore in referrals from Google. However, when somebody uses Google in HTTPS mode, I still occasionally get referers like: https://www.google.de/search?...
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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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Indexing too many pages good or bad?

We have a football website, in the website each football match has a separate page (for match details), and we decided to make unique title for each match page. Now I find many of these matches ...
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Does Google.com show UK websites to UK users

Example: I have a website: www.example.co.uk And www.example.com which redirects to the former. Let's say my niche idea has only 20 competitors in the world. All of these competitors are in the US ...
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SEO friendly url's for dynamic search engine content

I have a question I've been struggling quite a while with it. I have a basic search engine on my website, where you can search for 4 categories (checkboxes) + a price. Instead of posting to strange ...
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Are “m dot” sites a valid solution to Google's new “mobile-friendly” ranking algorithm?

Given a site which is not optimized for mobile (and not responsive), Google's new ranking algorithm, which is set to go into effect April 21, 2015, will result in a lower ranking. If the site does ...
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Why is Google appending “Home” to the title of my page when it appears in the search results?

I have a blog which I run on Github pages.Since this is a new blog, I decided to rewrite some posts from my old blog which had good ranking and organic search results to drive back some traffic. So ...
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How to remove a fragment / hash URL from Google search results?

My old site used to write the URLs without !. Eg: www.example.com/#/products But it has been more than 6 months since I changed it to include ! in the URL like so: www.example.com/#!/products But ...
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SEO URL, Category vs Location Priority

We are building a website for listing out brand information. As a reference it is comparable to yelp.com. Basically a brand will belong to a category and an area. From SEO point of view what will be ...
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“Local” results from a google search

I entered "online dating" in Google, and I found some of the results are "local" (I'm in Ottawa, Canada). In the attached images see the results for www.okcupid.com and www.eharmony.com. Is this ...
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Hashbang priority vs clean url

Hi I am a newbie in google analytics.I have implemented a site with angularjs and Rails.Because of the use of angularjs the url generated is with hashbang(#!) for eg:-www.abc.com/#!/xyz Now I have ...
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Google indexed the same page under two URLs (despite rel-canonical)

The Super User question "Playing mp3 in quodlibet displays “GStreamer output pipeline could not be initialized” error" is indexed under two URLs in Google: https://superuser.com/questions/651591/...
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How does Google determine Information about a person for Google Search?

For some queries Google Search will return result with a person's information on a right. It looks a bit differently for different queries but most of the time something like this (https://www.google....
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Does Google rank businesses that are closer to me geographically to a higher postion

If I do a search on Google using a key word phrase used on our website, does it rank the business I work for higher because it can work out that it is a close geographical match (and the key word ...
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Having google index canonicals but users using parameters - correct?

I'm working on a site that has a search facility with multiple parameters that look up property listings. The possible parameters are: City, Area, Building Type, Min. Bedrooms, Max Rental Price, ...
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How can I find out how many times a specific term has been searched on Google?

Is this information possible to get? If not is there any other source of information that can provide this?
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How to define an URL in Article schema on mobile domain

I'm testing the Schema.org Article schema on our site. The problem I encountered is that we serve our content over two different domains (one for desktop site.domain, and site.m.domain subdomain for ...
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isAccessibleForFree and cloaking

I need an advice regarding isAccessibleForFree and cloaking. I'm running a subscription based news website which has standard free to view teaser (short description) and the full article. When user ...
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Spammy microdata penalty reconsideration rejected

I'll be more than happy if someone could give me any hint where I could be wrong. Some time ago the site of a client got a spammy microdata penalty. The situation was following - one local business ...
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How to remove non-existent sitelinks?

A Google search of my site shows sitelinks (ie. links below the main link in the search result) that point to pages that no longer exist. I have checked to ensure these pages have been deleted on my ...
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Google excerpt shows only <img> alt, not normal <p> text

Problem Here is how my website appears on Google when I search for "CMIS": Screenshot of CmisSync: Menu/etc are the values of alt= attributes that I have written for three images towards ...
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Can I use Google Search to determine if my website contains original or copied content?

I have a few websites from customers that have (partially) the same content as other websites. I plan on rewriting all content that is not original, but how do I know if my websites have original ...
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Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...

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