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How will geo-ip redirects affect which geo-targeted pages Google indexes?

We are an Indian company and have an online store. We sell in India as well as abroad. The products are sold at different prices in India and abroad and there are two site versions for Indian prices ...
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Yoast NEWS Plugin Required for Google News Approved Website?

I have Google News approved Tech Website, in the Google News Publisher it shows the listing as "LIVE". But my website and its contents aren't showing in the Google News tab, hence no traffic ...
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How does CrazyGames.com get so much organic traffic? [closed]

CrazyGames and similar websites essentially load other websites using iframes. Even though they're showing other websites within theirs without original content they still pull in millions of organic ...
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How can I change description Google shows in the search results for a 301 redirect URL?

We transferred our domain from our old CMS to our new one but we still have the same domain. Let's say our domain is now example.com. I Googled our domain protein powder and a page from our old site ...
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How to reduce spam score [closed]

While i am checking my website spam score its showing 13%. My website SEO and other digital marketing things were done by a third party. Does it affect my website or the ranking on google? what will ...
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I don't want to hide my headings, but I don't want untitled articles

I'm currently building a site, that contains tabs (Bootstrap) for the articles. I don't want to show headings in the articles, because the tabs work as headings for the user. But the tab buttons are ...
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Can reviews be posted to a google my business that has been marked permanently closed? [closed]

We got a bad review from someone harassing our business. Google will not remove and due to the virus I really can't get anyone to help me. I am considering using the mark as permanently closed. If ...
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Tell Google to recrawl external pages whose low quality links to my site have been removed

I had some bad backlinks removed recently from some weird link directories. They are low quality pages and have a cache date which is at least 2 months old. I was wondering if there would be a way to ...
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I have 2.1 million pages, how to get crawled by googlebot more frequently? [duplicate]

I have a project which aggregates public information on companies, startups, founders etc. for a total of >2 million tracked entities worldwide. Yes, every single page is high quality, manually ...
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How to remove site from google index after updating robots.txt?

I submitted my site to google, but I initially didn't have a robots.txt file. I added a robots.txt file disallowing some pages a few days later, but those pages are still in the index, e.g. when I do ...
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Google is caching my homepage almost properly but not other pages

My website is built on NodeJS with ReactJS as frontend and has server side rendering. Problem 1: Home page is cached properly by Google but other pages are cached without their CSS. Problem 2: Blogs ...
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Google Search and YouTube search change spelling to spelling with zero results [duplicate]

NOTE: How to remove "Did You Mean:" from Google Search? does not answer this question. The suggested fixes in this question is to set up FB, IG, and other social media pages. We have had ...
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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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Google news - publishercenter not indexing our English speaking articles

Is it possible that google automatically disbands non international domains for English language in google news? We have a website in Croatian language, with one English subsection. We have 2 news ...
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How do I use Google Domain to connect two different web services using a subdomain?

I apologize if this is the wrong place for this. I have an Adobe Portfolio site and use a Google Domain for it. Meaning my Adobe Portfolio's URL is "myname.com". I just got a website through ...
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Can I use structured data for FAQ at the same time as markup for WebPage?

I have an FAQ widget on my e-commerce website, which has 10-15 questions/answers about the products, shipping, etc. I want to add the correct schema tags for SEO purposes (maybe I get some rich ...
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Thousands of links from Russian Sites

I've recently checked into my Google Webmasters account and found that I have several thousand links from .ru domains. Almost half of all links from one domain. I have never hired anyone for link ...
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How to get financial info area in Google SERP?

I've noticed that some results in Google have additional snippets with a selection of financial information: What's the name of this area? How to get this data to show up in the search results? ...
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Can I create test accounts in Google for testing Oauth in my application?

My app contains Sign in from Google function that uses Oauth. To test it I'd want to create test accounts at Google. But Google doesn't allow me to create ordinary accounts without entering captcha so ...
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Could styling <abbr> tag with CSS penalize SEO?

I heard that styling <strong> tag with css (for example to make in in normal font weight) could lead to penalties in ranking. I am wondering if I can css styles <abbr> tag without be ...
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why my date is not shown in SERP

I am using WordPress with permalink as domain/post_name Although my theme provide modified and published date and theses info shown in the google structure test I have noted that the date doesn’t ...
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Dynamically loading list of links with JavaScript (SEO)

An item belongs to a potentially infinite number of categories (usually most of them are spam). After the item page loads, it shows one category link with the highest score (and thus probably non-spam)...
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Best practice for GA goals and cleaner completion URLs?

Not sure how to look this up but some of what I've come across doesn't seem to answer what I'm looking for. So two things: Is there a method to clear or track the URLs with ad parameters? (I still ...
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Is it best for SEO to show both the published date and updated date, or just one?

If a webpage (with static URL) gets updated frequently (like every few days) with new information/details, which of the following is the best practice from a SEO perspective? 1) Publish "Create Date" ...
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How to measure processes in Total Blocking Time in Google PageSpeed?

I am trying to measure specific TBT as outlined in Google's documentation The Total Blocking Time (TBT) metric measures the total amount of time between First Contentful Paint (FCP) and Time to ...
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Will Googlebot click a button/link to reveal AJAX content?

my client has to inform it's customers about some new regulations that the Googlebot should NOT crawl. It is not possible to place this information on a separate page and disallow Google to crawl it. ...
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XML Sitemap submitted but few page show indexed via Google site: search [duplicate]

I submitted a sitemap of my website to Google. (japan1900.com) The sitemap : (https://japan1900.com/en/module/lgsitemaps/sitemap?fc=module&name=product_1_1) The robots.txt : https://japan1900.com/...
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Why is Google My Business info not being displayed in SERPs?

We opened a new business 2 weeks ago in mid-June 2020. We set up a Google My Business account for it. Their first verification postcard never arrived, but a second try succeeded. We got the postcard ...
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Switch properly from HTML website to WordPress without hurting Google rankings

I'm about to switch my current HTML website to WordPress. My website has been up since 2006. I think my situation is pretty standard. Here are the main details of the transition: My current site is ...
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Removed development subdomain still listed in Google site: search after several months

When building websites I always do this on a test domain. This domain was subdomain of the main one. Now I have an issue. I forgot to make sure that bots wouldn't crawl the web page while developing. ...
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Can i change the niche of my blog for the same domain name?

I am working on my book. But actually my interest is towards the life-lessons and motivational things and my most summaries are based on such kind of books. So now I want to change my Niche. I want to ...
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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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Should we have two copies of the same content or do a redirect?

We are a web app for icons and we've got 2 versions of our app: Old one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/icons/#!/73/home New one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/web-app/73/Home Both ...
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Google Search Console alert: Harmful content - Uncommon Downloads

today Google Search Console show me some alert on my website click on link "Malware detected?" open a page with details: but the list "Sample URLs" is empty and also "Download all samples" download ...
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How would Google treat a GitHub-Pages site, that is based on the same content as the GitHub repository itself?

I've just created a GitHub Pages "site", out of one of my repositories on Github. Basically it's just a landing page, that pretty-prints my readme.md file(that is found in the repo). GitHub ...
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Japanese keyword hack in Laravel website [duplicate]

I have a website build in Laravel , but I am experiencing Japanese keyword hack now what can I do?
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Does Google index your sitemap? [duplicate]

I have submitted a sitemap for my domain but I have a concern. I don't want my sitemap to appear in Google Search results, I only want Google to use my sitemap to index my actual site through the ...
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Googlebot blocked by robots.txt

I have been checking the errors of my website in the google console , and I fount it face an error Googlebot blocked by robots.txt and it shows a link https://static.doubleclick.net/instream/...
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What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
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Can a 410 gone page remain indexed?

Does somebody experienced a page with 410 status code in index? Could you imagine, that an indexed healthy page, which is set to 410 only through adding of <?php header( "HTTP/1.1 410 Gone&...
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Google for business - multiple locations with same phone number

I am trying to add more than 10 locations for my business inside Google for business service. I have read that it's good to have different phone numbers for each location, otherwise Google will be ...
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Does Google count a text only link as a backlink?

I would like to know if anyone knows whether a text only mention in a post i.e. www.example.com (NOT placed in <a> tag) counts as a backlink and actually gets followed and carries any weight in ...
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How do I enable paid Google Custom Search on my website to remove ads?

Let me explain what I'm trying to achieve. I have tried this little snippet of code that implements Google search on my private website: <div class="gcse-search"></div> <script async ...
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Can a sitemap index contain other sitemap indexes?

I have a bi-lingual website with a sitemap index for each language that links to several different sitemaps (one for videos, one for static content, and one for articles). I would like to introduce ...
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Request Removal of naked domain from Google Index

I have a site which was temporarily available at both example.com and www.example.com. All traffic to example.com is now redirected to www.example.com, however during the brief period that the site ...
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Archive page of post showing up ahead of actual post in google

Not exactly sure why the main page of my website which shows the latest post is being shown first when searching for post I made. The main page of my website shows up with the seo description showing ...
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How to list my company details and not a business on Google search [duplicate]

I have a business that I want to list on Google. I've done all the verification stuff but still can't get my head around the difference. I want to list my company on Google with a card like the ...
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Can having too many noindex pages hurt ranking? [duplicate]

Can having too many noindex pages hurt ranking? Eg: 50,000 low quality noindex forum posts with 1,000 indexed quality posts. Can those 50,000 low quality noindex forum posts affect for 1,000 ...
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Is it OK for a mobile app description update to ask users to visit the website instead?

Say you're migrating from a mobile app to a PWA. Is it a breach of the ToS for the App Store or Google Play policies to update your app description to something like, "We've migrated to a web app, ...
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How to stop Google from indexing ajax scripts?

I have a page; home.php, it does an ajax call to /ajax/latestreviews.php. However Google/Bing are attempting to index latestreviews.php, how can I stop this? An obvious answer is to include /ajax in ...

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