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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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Wordpress Sitemap for MSSQL [closed]

does anyone know a proper sitemap plugin for wordpress that works with ms sql?
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Google Keyword Competition rating

Google offers a Keyword application that allows me to see the number of time a particular query has been made in Google. There is a column in the results named "Competition" (Actually its Concurrence ...
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Does duplicate content on another site affect my ranking?

A competitors set up a new site and copy and pasted some copy from our home page. When doing a comparison with a duplicate content tool the result was that the pages where 21% similiar. Does the ...
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Why does Google sometimes show fewer than the standard pair of lines for the “snippet”?

Normally websites listed in Google's results pages are shown with a standard excerpt comprising two lines with a [...] at the end of the second line. Occasionally Google allows the website a full ...
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Other ways to avoid Google PR to flow to some pages of your website?

I was looking at this website other day: www.matieventi.com Using Google toolbar I saw its HOME PAGE has a Google PR of 3, and its SERVIZI page (www.matieventi.com/exclusive-mati/) PR is 2. Nothing ...
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How to stop certain urls from being indexed

When I type site:example.com(using my domain obviously), I get several link errors showing up in the listing. Typically, they are of the form: /some/fixed/path/admin/unblockUser/11 I am thinking of ...
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$100 coupon from Google AdWords - how to put it for the best use?

I keep getting this email with $100 coupon from Google AdWords that doesn't explain much what is it for and what can I do with it. Is it something worthy or as usual? What should I do with it?
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Serve pages based on search query AND avoid cloaking

I have a website offering translation services in several languages (www.your-translations.com), as well as many articles for translators and translation software. Most visitors come from search ...
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Why some Google results are drive-by-redirects instead of direct links?

I start noticing that some Google results are links to some Google redirect engine. But almost all the others are direct links. Are they starting to count the clicks to better rank your site?
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Google isn't indexing URLs after a redirect that differs only in percent-encoding/decoding?

Will Google's crawler refuse to follow redirects when the difference between the redirected-from and redirected-to URLs is solely whether specific characters are percent-encoded or not? For example: ...
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Many Stack Overflow users' pages have no Google PageRank and they are not indexed, why?

If you go to my user page on Stack Overflow and you check it with the Google Toolbar, you can see it has no PageRank at all (this does happen for almost any user page, even people with much higher ...
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Why would Google's ranking algorithm move a search result due to quotes?

Yesterday at 10AM, the Google search: "Submitting values of "jQuery Editable Invoice" into a MySQL DB using PHP" came up with stackoverflow.com as the 8th result on the page. The first was a ...
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Website dropping 7 pages low in 1 week

I just encountered, that my webpage dropped 7 pages low on google in just 1 week. How is that even remotely possible? I didn't change anything regarding metatags, descriptions, site structure, ...
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Why is Google putting new content straight into its Supplemental Index?

We have had problems with our web pages being put into Google's Supplemental Index. We have recently corrected what we believe were all the problems that might have caused this. However, Google still ...
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Tool or online service to view Google PR of thousand sites from a list?

Any suggestion would be appreciated. Maybe a tool (or online service) that you used at least once. I have list of webistes in a txt file. I need a tool or an oline service (possibly free) that finds ...
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Does Google penalize sites on “commercial” country code domains such as .me or .tv?

If I am thinking about using one of the 'fancy' top level domains such as .me or .tv should I be worried about how Google treats such domains? Or to put it another way, if all other things are equal (...
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Site too large to officially use Google Analytics?

We just got this email from the Google Analytics team: We love that you love our product and use it as much as you do. We have observed however, that a website you are tracking with Google ...
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600 visitors per day, 20 backlinks but still not referenced by Google

i've launch a website on wednesday (9 August) There's already in 4 days 12,000 viewed pages 1,400 visits 20 to 25 backlincks a sitemap.xml (130 URL) english language / french language - url like ...
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Adsense for dynamically generated pages

On my website, I allow users to create their own forums. I use the same template to create the forum page, so according to my understanding thus far of Adsense, it is this template that will be ...
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Is there a way to block the use of Google's SideWiki?

Google created a tool that can be really great for some people, but it can also be a huge problem for others. I'm talking about the (in)famous SideWiki. I'm trying to find a way to block the use of ...
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Adsense for content not working

I have adsense for content set up for my site running on my blog. It shows up below the post content on each single post (like this one): http://engineercreativity.com/blog/learning-xhtml-and-css-day-...
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Status of Crawlable Ajax?

I saw that Google had a nice proposal/standard for making Ajax applications crawlable, via #! (hash bang). http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/10/proposal-for-making-ajax-crawlable.html ...
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How do I specify the Google sitemap generator destination directory

Is there a way to specify the location of generated sitemap files using the lastest version of the Google Sitemap Generator? Version is: 1.0.0.0? (a very un-google version number, lol): > sudo /...
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Is it possible to check Page Rank of a site without the Google toolbar?

I am just getting started in SEO, and I want to check the Page Rank of one of my sites. All google docs say to use their toolbar to check Page Rank. However I'm using Chromium. I could check with ...
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Why should I use a subdomain structure over a directory structure?

I want to do blog.mysite.com but i know it will negatively impact my PR with Google. When is it preferable to structure your site like that vs mysite.com/blog? Is it only for the benefit of PR?
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Google Webmaster Central Channel

Since there are so many Google Webmaster Central videos on Youtube which one do you think every Webmaster should see? http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleWebmasterHelp
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Where can I find the full list of Google/Microsoft CDN hosted AJAX files?

While Google hosts this list and Microsoft hosts this one there are several files missing such as jQuery UI CSS. Where can I find a complete listing of all the resources offered for major AJAX CDNs, ...
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Google JSAPI Auto-Loading

When using Google's JSAPI Auto-Loading system - is there a way to get the returned file with all the JavaScript (combined) in one HTTP request? At the minute is just calls the load routines (with ...
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Is google submitting my search box form?

In my ecommerce application we store all searches that customers have made from our search box. I've noticed in the last month or so though that the dominant search term in the stats is the term which ...
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How to get Google to display navigation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? How do I get Google to display the navigation for my site like it does for others? For example, ...
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How to use rel='canonical' properly

I have 3 URLS that serve the same data: www.example.com/product/foo www.example.com/product/foo?id=1 www.example.com?product=foo For Google's sake I want the URL www.example.com/product/foo to be ...
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How do I prevent Google from serving a cached version of my site?

From what I understand I can tell Google to remove pages from their archive if I add the header: <meta name="ROBOTS" contents="NOARCHIVE" /> But won't this also remove the page from search ...
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Adsense - is it worth setting up?

How much traffic is necessary for adsense to make sense?
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How do I get Google to show links to my site hierarchy in search results?

I have recently noticed that for some websites, Google is linking to different locations in the site hierarchy instead of just the destination page URL. For instance, searching for "Malibu Rum Drink ...
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What are the best user data collection and gathering tracking tools?

I know of a few tool that help markets gather data about visitors, Google Analytic, CrazzyEgg, and KISS Insights. What are other notable tools to help track information? What do you use?
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Other than Google, how do I decide which search engines to optimize for?

Google has extensive tools for webmasters, and good SEO seems to be directed at Google first and foremost. But what other search engines should I be worrying about? I could look at my logs, but then, ...
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Is there a way to add embedded youtube videos to my website sitemap?

The goal is to make embedded youtube videos appear in video search results as part of my website. I searched very extensively how to do this; I found through google some articles that claim that it's ...
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My website has sitelinks but doesn't have a search box below it; is there anything I can do?

See for example this google query for wikipedia; the first result has both sitelinks and a search box to search within the website. My site only has sitelinks. Is there anything I can do to make the ...
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Is using URL rewritting instead of multiple parameters the only way to make sure all pages are indexed by Google?

If I keep the pattern (index.php?module=test&param=1) will pages be less likely to be indexed then if I use the pattern (test_param_1.html) ?
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What are the ways to get included in Google Alerts mails

There is a news website / blog - I'll call it the Site from now on. The site mention a keyword in one of its articles. I add a Google Alerts for the keyword, but I do not get any alert for the word ...
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What is PageRank and how do I get it?

I've heard Google's algorithm is based on PageRank, and that it has something to do with the links to your site. Can someone explain it, and more importantly, how I can increase my site's PageRank?
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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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Do dedicated IP addresses improve SEO?

I've googled that and I've found many opinions on this subject, and I'm not sure, if, dedicated IP addresses actually really improve SEO? Is it that different from shared IP address (of 50-100 other ...
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How long does it take for Google Webmasters to index site after submitting sitemap? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my website in Google search results? I have submitted my website today into Google search using Google Webmasters using sitemaps. The status on the sitemap says ...
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How can I get Google to index my PDF documents?

We are having troubles getting Google to index the PDF files in our site. There are about 50 PDF and range in size for 20 KB to a little under two megs. They are not protected, can be read ...
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Is there any good authoritative source of information on SEO practices that is backed up by data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? Any google search for anything about SEO yields more articles than you can shake a stick at, but lot of ...