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Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies.

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Operators in google / bing

I'm a student currently learning about network analysis, and I think I'm taking an opposite approach from your side. As far as I know, this is the stackexchange for webmasters, however I'm looking to ...
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How to tell google not to index my website on specific keywords?

I have 2 websites that have the same brand. One of them should not appear when searching the brand on the search engines. Do you have an Idea How to do this?
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Robot.Txt File interpretation problem?

I have a Joomla/Shopware For an eCommerce website, but I see some problems and I think google didnt crawl pages: {block name="frontend_robots_txt_user_agent"} User-agent: * {/block} {block name="...
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Is possible to prevent third-party links to web page from appearing in Google Search results?

We have a situation in which a sensitive website is blocked from being crawled using a robots.txt file. This works well, however the problem is that for a period of time the team used semantic urls in ...
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Google custom search API giving a 405 error for a post request

My website has a chatbot on it. This bot is attempting to do a POST request to the google custom search tool. I have a custom search page set up already. When I make the POST request, I receive a ...
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Appealing a denied Google-search-console “Remove outdated content” request

Using the Google Search Console "Removed Outdated Content": https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/removals I requested the removal or re-indexing of my profile pages on two 3rd-party sites, that I ...
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Fetch as google Content-length: 0 when using IIS with active request routing (ARR)

I'm very new to this and just had a new issue dropped on my desk which I could use help with. Basically all requests for domain name www.example.com are routed through an IIS with active request ...
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How do I remove my “page not found” pages from Google's index?

I have a wordpress site that has had a large number of blog posts removed. How can i ask google to remove all these 404 page not founds, but leave the active blog posts. I see the removal tool in ...
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My site was removed from one keyword [duplicate]

one day I noticed that my site was crawled by google and after this crawl my website was removed from one keyword. It may have been error on my part because I made menu item with thas tag as H1, maybe ...
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Google .dev domain strangely redirects to https

I bought a .dev domain today @ domains.google. I also set up a dedicated nginx web server to which the .dev domain points (A records). Very strangely, I can't access my nginx welcome page using my ...
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How to connect adwords conversion tracking and analytics goals?

I am using AdWords conversion tracking using AdWords and Tag Manger. What I did is the following: 1) In AdWords: Tools -> Conversion -> New conversion -> Website -> Fill in all the conversion ...
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Transfer Search Console Ownership from one google account to another

I have 2 google accounts. One has my search console, google analytics and similar services. The other has my gmail account. I need to move my search console to my gmail account. What's the best/...
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When my maindomain is targetted for India and I want to target my subdomain worldwide, How to achieve this?

My main domain is targetted for India, Can I use my sub-domain to target throughout the world ? How can I achieve this ?
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Do I need to disallow mediapartners-google in robots.txt for SEO?

I found that most of the websites disallow mediapartners-google in robots.txt. Why do I need to do block mediapartners-google? Can blocking it help withp better SEO or does it not matter for SEO?
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Word Count isn't a ranking factor, is there any case study or proof? [duplicate]

According to many information like Is word count a large ranking factor for Google? and https://twitter.com/JohnMu/status/1021690796691607552 word count isn't a ranking factor. But I have never seen ...
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Google Business Sub Categories for Cleaning/janitorial Company

Is there a place that defines each Google my business category? I am working on SEO for a Cleaning Company that provides janitorial services to local businesses/schools/hospitals.. Upon obtaining ...
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How can this be considered as web spam?

One of our websites has suffered ongoing manual action by Google due to a high volume of unnatural links. This was somewhat justified as an SEO company we hired in 2005 submitted our site to numerous ...
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Track user from adwords in my own community

I want to track adwords users, who register to my website. I want to know which ad was clicked and led to a registration and connect this information to the user. I could f.e. modify the final URL ...
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Google references subfolders

Last week I launched a website and created a robots.txt: User-agent: * Disallow: Sitemap: http://mywebsite.tld/sitemap_robots.xml Now I've checked the indexed pages (Google -> site:mywebsite.tld) ...
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How to stop Google from indexing my webpage? [duplicate]

I have a webpage /user/login , I want to keep it private but Google has indexed the page. I have tried lots of ways: In robos.txt, I added a new line:Disallow: /user/, added header header("Robots: ...
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How can I know which page is the “Duplicate page without canonical tag” GSC is reporting

The new GSC (Google search console) is showing me a report of "Duplicate page without canonical tag" and sharing a list of URLs. Is there any way to see what's the other url he believes is duplicate ...
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Hidden Body to prevent flash of unstyled content

We want to implement Critical CSS on our site using the guidelines provided by Optimize CSS Delivery on our site. We were able to get it setup so that it works by adding the above the fold css within ...
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Something is wrong with my XML Sitemap, how to fix

My question is related to my previous question How to remove indexed pages from google effectively where I was advised to create XML sitemap and submit it to google. The advice looked solid so I ...
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Security Issue - Harmful content

I am trying to solve an issue with my website already for some time but without any luck. Google has detected somewhere in my website harmful content (Malware). But the problem is, I could not find ...
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Google Analytics subdomain filter is filtering out virtual page views

I have a reporting view setup with a filter to show only the traffic to the subdomain. I can see in realtime view that it is correctly showing only traffic to the subdomain. However, it seems that no ...
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Mysterious rank drops from page 1 after subdomain went rogue [duplicate]

To give a bit of background, we're a web design agency and ranked highly on page 1 for web design in our region. We had a lot of traffic from this, as well as other minor sub domains. We host client ...
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Why are hacking attempts coming from IP addresses owned by Google?

I catch, save, and report all suspicious or malicious acts against my servers. Among the things I track are port scans on vulnerable ports (including the default ports for SSH, RDP, Plesk, and Webmin, ...
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How to block external links from websites that have loaded our website in an iframe?

There's website lilpot which has listed URLs to millions of website from it's domain and is loading those websites in iframe. Recently, it has started doing the same for my domain too. We want to ...
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Google is trying to index the mail.mydomain.example domain and says this is a coverage issue

I have sub domains for my domains. mail.mydomain.example, ftp.mydomain.example, etc. These sub domains are configured with the DNS server for the domains. Without doing anything on my part Google ...
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How to show important links in search result with Brand Name search [duplicate]

A simple search with brand name shows me undesirable result while a search with full domain name gives the desired result. Please have a look at Images Attached. Why this any SEO error or Schema error?...
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Intentional duplicate content. Google indexes the wrong domain

We have a group of websites that are very similar to each other. All the websites are for the same type of business and they all have mostly the same products etc. The websites are supposed to be 90%...
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Google Search console get and remove 301 HTTP redirections

We have used many bad 301 redirections due to sysadmin error. We are afraid that Google will no longer index these URL. Is there a way (With API or user interface) to get the redirections saved by ...
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Is a site going to get blacklisted if it serves different versions to Google's Pagespeed crawlers and normal users?

The question is really two-fold: Is it possible to cheat a pagespeed analyzer by detecting the useragent (~Lighthouse | other pagespeed crawlers) and serving a reduced and faster version of the ...
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Repeat use of Schema.org / Rich Snippets markup i.e LocalBusiness data

I am unable to find official wording and I'm hoping that some Rich Snippets/Schema Guru can give me some insight into proper usage of repeated content when it comes to using markup. I'm building a ...
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Will Google be able to index nested loading via AJAX

Pages on many of my websites load additional page content via AJAX calls. The page shell will load quickly for UX reasons. Then the page shell will make secondary AJAX calls to load additional ...
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Does Google Search Console respect rel=“nofollow” when doing validations?

I have a 3 links on my site that are throwing failures in the Mobile Usability section of the Google Search Console for: Text too small to read Viewport not set Google has no need to crawl these ...
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Is this a penalty? [closed]

In the last months I noted that one of my main keywords (website section) was dropping quickly, did I do maybe something wrong? For instance to add a menu entry and a h1 with the exact keyword which ...
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Sitemap confusion on Google Console: One website accessible by two URLs

I am a novice when it comes to websites, the language and technical side. Excuse if this sounds elementary. If you have one website accessible by two URLs, do I need to add a sitemap for each one? ...
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Is it possible to have a better position on Google then my partners sites

I have a site like a marketplace. I sell what my partners sell on their sites. When someone search for some partner company name on Google, my partners site appear at first position and my site at ...
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Google Shopping UPC/GTIN - To specify color or not to specify color in the code

We are a manufacturer of aluminum roof vents which we sell retail on our site, and also sell through large online outlets like Home Depot (not all of our products). We're now selling through Google ...
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Google Error but in phone its mobile responsive [duplicate]

How to correct this three errors : 1. Clickable element too close together 2.Wider Screen 3.Font too small Suggest some good way to correct this using plugin.
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Session per User (LTV) calculation?

I have one diagram in google analytics: and others as: My question is how Day 0 is calculated as 1.09?
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Lazy loading website sections and SEO

I have an interactive Wordpress website with multiple animations/images. I wanted to improve Google speed insight results, but keep the site SEO friendly. The proposed improvement includes lazy ...
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Is there a penalty in link building?

If I have a satellite site with content constantly renewed, and within each new content, there is a link to a target URL, for passing link juice. Will I get a penalty from Google for that?
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Does duplicate linkage of the same page causes SEO penalty?

We have an automobile website with a product page for each bikes/cars available in the Indian market. The product page has product description and different slugs to show other relevant products too i....
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Sudden Drop In Google Analytics Search Console Metrics After Linking HTTPS Property

I recently switched to HTTPS having no prior experience with GA, GSC, etc. I didn't realize until last week that I had to change the property and view settings in GA accordingly so I did that. I then ...
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Different Domains For Google and Users

We have a shopping cart site with a course attached to it like so: www.example.com is the cart Magento Platform www.example.com/course/ is the course Wordpress Platform Both the sites are linked both ...
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Google Analytics Goal Special URL Parameters based on {{page URL]] event

In my Google Tag Manager Events, I am tracking Downloads use {{Page URL}} as the action. However, in my Analytics Goals, I'd like to use an event to track downloads of a SPECIFIC PAGE. So, ...
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French language comes up before English language site for site: search on English version of Google

Our homepage has two versions: https://www.construct.net/fr https://www.construct.net/en The first being in French, the second English. Both versions have been online for many weeks. Searching on ...
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Google SEO / Search - Returning Sub Categories with Search ? SiteMap ? XML ? Yoast? [duplicate]

What is the correct way to get Google to display a search result like (syncfusion) shown below ? Is there a sitemap layout ? XML pattern one should use ? Secondly.. if you use Wordpress + Yoast SEO (...