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How to deindex image?

I have gallery of thousands of images. All of them at some point needs to be indexed. However after some period of time, some of them should be removed from search engine index while they should ...
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Block Google (and other) from indexing a domain

We want to open a new domain for certain purposes (call them PR). The thing is we want the domain to point to the same website we currently have. We do not want this new domain to appear on search ...
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How to specify importance of html elements?

Is it possible to specify what elements of the page are important, or, more specifically, what elements of the page are not important? I'm using HTML5 new elements (nav, header, footer, section, ...
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Google showing item count and sub headlines in result, how does it work?

I recently noticed a result View on Google, I haven't seen before (as seen in the first result in the picture below, query is here). The result shows the count of items (headings, which it identifies ...
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Grey text pre-pended to my meta description in Google search results

I updated the meta description for a site that I made for a friend of mine a few weeks ago and a Google search is just now reflecting my changes. However, there is a slightly greyed-out prefix to the ...
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Why is my domain name getting appended to the title in Google SERP? [duplicate]

Suppose my site is example.com. Now all the results for my site are displayed like this in Google search: How to make cookies - example.com However, my title is only How to make cookies, and ...
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Will SERP penalties follow a 301 redirect?

My question is if a domain has some sort of SERP penalty and then that domains then uses a site wide 301 redirect to another domain will that domain take on the SERP penalties? Example: Site1.com (...
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Can I combine multiple pages for each user into a single user page using redirects?

I have a lot user profiles links indexed on Google, e.g.: example.com/username Before I have public for each profile ''followings and followers'' and this Google index example.com/username/...
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How to get Google to display the published date of blog post in the search results?

I'd like to display the published date of the posting that I made in the Google search results? Example: I optimized the structured data of my blog last month, the datePublished and dateModified ...
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Does Google search prefer PDF files over HTML files in its search results?

I have noticed for some time, that when I search for something using Google search, I gets lots of hits that are all PDF links. (I know I can tell it not to find PDF hits using -filetype:pdf) But the ...
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Site-wide footer external link - is it a risk?

I want to do link exchange with another site, he is offering me footer site-wide link to my site. This site has about 50 indexed pages on Google, this site has strong SEO data that can help my site. ...
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Displaying multiple branch locations on the map that appears in Google Search results

About six months ago, a friend opened her second store (in a village adjacent to that of her first store). Both stores have their own Google+ profiles, with appropriate address/contact information. ...
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google search index what is fresh content

I read that sites have good reputation in google search index if it is fresh content. what does fresh content means from google's point of view? I have many pages. I have created articles and ...
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What is the feature of a Google result snippet that this man is describing called now?

At 3:39s this rather old video from the Google Documentation the man describes a feature of enhanced data associated with the Starbuck website displayed in the search result. He also invites the ...
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Reset / Remove - Google Keywords

Summary: My site is ranking for filthy keywords and i would like to remove them from google ranking/keywords. Background: My server was hacked using the timthumb exploit/security vulnerability, ...
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My readers don't have Digg or StumbleUpon, how can I ask them for help raising my SERP?

I have a coupons-code web page that receives 40,000 unique visitors a month, but its numbers are stagnant or dropping because it is #3 in Google's SERP. 75% of its visits are new and the page has ...
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Does Google also show rich snippets for small sites?

So far, I’ve seen rich snippets in Google search results only for large sites with a high number of elements (people, events, recipes, etc.). Does anyone know of an example where rich snippets are ...
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Microdata vs. Microformats

Just like the title says: it seems to me that Microdata has a few advantages over Microformats, with the only drawback being a bit more verbose. Is this all the story? It seems that Google supports ...
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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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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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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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Why Google brought us mostly US traffic only

I work at a startup where 80% of our web traffic is from the US. I also found that 70% of that traffic comes from google organic searches. I'm trying to figure out why 80% of our traffic is from the ...
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How do you get ecommerce stuff into an organic listing?

I did a search for "eve mattress" & noted that they have a worked credit example in the organic listing - searching the page source doesn't show that this is done using microdata like: https://...
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How to include your site name in search results

I have read the Include Your Site Name in Search Results article: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name ..and was wondering if this works? I tried searching Google and I can't find ...
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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Sitemap in different domain and robots.txt crawling

I have the following subdomains: www.example.com api.example.com The subdomain api.example.com is supposed to be invisible to Google. Its robots.txt had a Disallow / directive. But I don't want any ...
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Google search showing things that don't exist on my site

There are a few pages on my site (which has been running for 2 years) that have had their content changed. All the URLs are still the same. So say on Page X I have a block in the sidebar with some ...
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Why is the date displayed in the Google search result is 3 days older than the actual publication date?

Yesterday I published an article on my website, if I go on Google it says that it has been published 3 days ago. Why? I've WordPress, on a Centos 6,5 VM. System time is wrong of 20 min of my server, ...
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How to avoid html tags in Google search summary

I am using CKEditor to let people describe their organization with all the styles and fonts. So when it saves in the database its like < gets saved as &gt and rest all you know for the html ...
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Is Google less likely to index URLs that don't match the directory structure of the page they are linked from?

Worded the question title the best I could. I have a website. The site has a category of articles - award winners. the URL to this category, a page with a list of winners, is: example.com/award-...
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Google Schema.org alternate to PriceSpecification

I'm back with another Schema.org / Google inconsistency. Our store sells many products that have different variants each with their own price. For example a heater may be sold in any of 8 BTU levels ...
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How strict is the “same content” requirement for Google HTML snapshots? Can pared down HTML with the same text be used?

Are there any requirements for a HTML snapshot for Google other than: .. must contain the same content as the dynamically created page .. found here: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/ajax-...
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Google is appending branded url to title in search results with undesired capitalization

I work for an organization with a website domain that is two words that are placed together. For branding reasons, we always display the url as Loremipsum.com or loremipsum.com and NEVER LoremIpsum....
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Remove incorrect date from Google snippet

I saw another question regarding this, but it is dated two years back, and so I am hoping an answer is available now. I am a web developer at a website in which we are (and have been for years) the #...
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Site not showing in google search, and webmaster tools showing irrelevant keywords

In Google Webmaster Tools, for my relatively new website: www.caterboxgroup.co.uk, it says there are 3 keywords: domain, registered and caterboxgroup. The two first ones do not exist in the pages ...
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How long it takes to get the breadcrumbs to show up in Google SERP?

I have a site that runs since 4 months now with category and products. I put breadcrumbs on my page but I still don't see them in the SERP. I use the Google breadcrumbs help page to create them. &...
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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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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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What is the best way to represent closed days (holidays) using Schema.org vocabulary?

At this point in time there's no property in Schema.org that would allow a business to directly communicate holiday periods (e.g., Christmas) to Google bots and other web crawlers. There seems to be ...
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How to best format your HTML to help Google display your websites navigation with the search result for your site in Google Search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? Look at the first result for "smashing magazine" in the image below. See how Google grabbed SM's ...
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URLs with 'NoIndex` in robots.txt are being indexed by Google

In my robots.txt file (http://www.tutorvista.com/robots.txt), I'm using Noindex: /content/... to disallow indexing: This should mean that http://www.tutorvista.com/content/ and anything below this ...
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How to make google show my home page instead of about or contact

I have a wordpress website for my girlfriend, who is a photographer. It has a starting page, which is basically just a portfolio filled with pictures. Unfortunately, when searching the website in ...
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Rich Snippets only appear with “site:” search in Google

I am confused about the rich data results that Google displays. I run an e-commerce store and am trying to get search results, that return products, to show pricing, stock, rating etc. I have run ...
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backlinks to our site are being ignored by google thus affecting our SEO

As a software developer company we do websites to our customers. In these websites we always put a link linking back to our site. However, we did today a Google search (link:http://example.com) to ...
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Why has Google removed authorship images from its SERPs?

Recently I noted that authorship images from SERPs were removed by Google. You might think that it only happened to you, but type rel="author" in Google's search box and you will find that no one's ...
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How do you Google Search without personalization and localisation?

Google Search results are customised based on your location and your search history. Can you do a search that is independent of these factors, so that different users in different parts of the world ...
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How does a typical, healthy Google Search Console history look like?

The following is a snapshot of my website's Google Search console history in the past 6 months. Unfortunately, I don't have any reference to understand whether this looks bad, healthy/typical, or even ...
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Title in Google does not match <title> of document [duplicate]

One of my project's title tag doesn't appear to be getting crawled by Google properly. The title tag of the home page reads: <title>Grande Prairie Jobs | Job Board for Grande Prairie, Alberta ...
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Google shows “search instead for” when searching for our website

Our website is new and the name is similar (only one letter different than another website) completely different type and company though. searching for xxxxxA works OK in Google and we find ...
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Why are the same two web pages appearing on the first page of Google's SERP?

While searching in google.co.in for the keyword term "USA Boxing News", I found the same two web pages are showing on the first page of results. One result shows the IP address of the website, and the ...

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