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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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How to De-index Non-existing Pages URL from Google

How I can remove the non-existing pages URL from Google. There are a lot of pages which doesn't exist on our website. How to remove their URL from Google.
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Both my HTTP and HTTPS version of website are available in Google Search Console

I had recently done some changes to my SSL for my website, but eventually 2 versions of my website came up in Google Search Console, you can check in images: One was HTTP another is HTTPS]. Now ...
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How long does it take for Google Webmaster Tools to notice links that have been removed?

In order to comply better with Google's guidelines, we've gone to a lot of effort to remove links to our website. However, sites that no longer link to us still show up in our Google Webmaster Tools. ...
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How to get cart data showing up in google chrome blank 'new tab'

I've been seeing that this is somewhat of a new feature but I have just experienced it myself for the first time Do I need to have a certain schema for my cart/checkout page? I'm not sure what the ...
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301 or 302 Redirect for regularly changing subsites

We have a site https://example.org/forecast/ that at the time of writing redirects to a "time-stamped" (/forecast/month-year/) URL, like so: https://example.org/forecast/june-2022/. Say, in ...
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Google seemingly ignoring redirects

So a bit of background. We previously maintained a blog-style news site to supplement our main e-commerce site, on a separate domain, let's call it magazine.example.com. The site was built using ...
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Does the root domain hold more power then an inner page? [duplicate]

I am building a new site and I am just thinking out the structure of the whole site. It's is going to be a pretty big site with a lot of different content and I was wondering if the root domain is ...
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When removing AMP pages, should they be redirected to normal pages?

I have been told not to publish AMP pages anymore, that is was useless for the ranking on Google. Furthermore, I noticed that sometines, people fall into my website from Google search on AMP pages ...
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Is it valid for HowTO schema have description property?

This is a HowTo schema I copied from Google. { "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "HowTo", "name": "How to tile a ...
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How to reduce the indexing of a website on the google?

I have to build two websites: one for the staging and another one for the production. and both are hosted on the server, but when I search on google with the website name, both websites are comes ...
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How to create regional landing pages?

How can I have different landing pages for different region - different language, image, and other widgets too? For an example, I want to use: Region A: Display language of region A, Images related ...
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How do local rank trackers ping google maps rankings from specific gps points?

There are a few services like Brightlocal or Whitespark that can show you rankings based on different parts of the city. Can this be done manually? I would struggle to even find a proxy for a specific ...
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SEO / Do backlinks affect Google page rank algorithm? [duplicate]

Do backlinks matter for SEO? If yes, how Google count it?
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Why does Google discover a web page but not crawl it?

Several years ago, posts on my site would be indexed very quickly (usually 1-2 days after I publish them). But now, it takes 2-3 months after publish before pages get indexed. This is not due to low ...
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Multilingual site loses keywords positions on Google during seasonal low organic traffic [duplicate]

We have a multilingual website that provides FIFA Coins for the gamers. And FIFA Coins is a keyword that has seasonal traffic peaks (image attached). Every year, EA launches a new version of the game, ...
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Google and 301/302

we have to solve a problem with Google not correctly indexing our multilanguage sites. We'll redesign our URLs in the future but until then we need some way to help Google find the different language ...
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PageSpeed Insights Field Data Won't Pass Core Web Vitals Assessment!

As you know, Google introduced Core Web Vitals in the end of April 2021 and as of May, the CWV became a ranking factor for Google. Our website was one of those who hit it hard. We lost like 50-70% of ...
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How to show an image beside a web page in Google search results?

How can I specify an image for Google to use alongside my web page in the search results? Please see the following screenshot which illustrates what I am referring to.
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Sitemap.xml for multi language pages without canonicalized

I have a case of an old site that is causing me problems. It's an old wordpress site, which has several pages, with an option to change languages. But, the system makes that for each page, it keeps ...
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With GA4 server side tracking: Where is the database?

With E.U. based websites, being compliant with the GDPR is a requirement. Googles promise with Google Analytics 4 and server side tracking is, that this setup will be compliant (as per their ...
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Official list for PageMap/DataObject tags and values for rich snippets?

To help search engines (like google) in generating "rich results" for your site, you can add a PageMap in the form of commented html-ish markup in your . But how to know all the useful name-...
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Which has better SEO for a large amount of similar products? Shorter or longer product descriptions

I am building a e-commerce site with a large amount (100s) of similar products. Product descriptions will be batch generated and will therefore be very similar, with only slight modifications in the ...
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Does Google index text from CSS and HTML files?

Our website's template is for a job directory site, but it was repurposed for a school directory. The CSS, HTML, and PHP strings still show Company in the code, but the company name can't be seen on ...
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Google autocorrects my friend's company name [duplicate]

My friend is running a social company which aims to help people across the Netherlands. It is an amazing idea, but google is not really helping raising awareness. The company is called Huurprijshulp, ...
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How can I make Google crawl and index multiple pages?

There are several pages on the web that are not under my direct control but contain content about a product I'm involved with. I'd like make Google robots crawl and index those pages, is there a ...
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Google is indexing pages so slowly that it will take 25 years to index all 8 milliion [duplicate]

We have a website with about 8 million pages https://www.tibrains.com/ We try to index it, but have not very good results We had about 13-14 000 indexed pages for the last several months Then Google ...
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Low impressions, high CTR for the same keywords with one difference - how to interpret?

Let's say you're A/B testing book titles. All the book titles use the same metadata/description and keywords, but the only thing that changes is the title. Why would you only get 1,000 impressions for ...
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Can Google crawl Facebook pages?

I thought I heard a while back that Google cannot crawl Facebook pages. I'm guessing that this is affected by the privacy settings someone has, but if I have a page that allows anonymous users to see ...
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How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page to English when it already is in English?

Several of my site's pages are appearing in search results with [Translate this page] next to it. When I click that it takes me to Google Translate and translates my page "from Catalan to English". ...
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Google Search Console change of address tool is not listing my new .org domain despite verifying it, how do I change to it from my .in domain?

I have moved my website to dot org (.org) from dot in (.in) to rank globally and made a redirection from old domain to new domain but how can I inform this to Google. I have added my new domain in ...
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Does Google still pay attention to the <!-- google_ad_section_start --> hints?

Does Google still pay attention to the <!-- google_ad_section_start --> and <!-- google_ad_section_end --> or <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) --> hints nowadays? I've ...
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Can Google show a simple list of URLs visited?

Is there a way for Google Analytics (v4) to show me a simple detail log of URLs visited? I don't want any aggregate data, just a simple HTTP log like the kind you'd get from NGINX or something like ...
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What is appropriate format for Google places phone number?

For google places phone number, what is the best format? +1 604-221-6684 +1 (604)-221-6684 604-221-6684 (604)-221-6684 6042216684 I mean logically, the last option would be best, because some ...
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Can we request google to crawl our website every single day to update its indexes and tags on our domain?

I m thinking of making a blog website and noticed that google search results appear as per Google's indexing upon the crawled website. And this web crawling by google happens like once in 2 weeks to a ...
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What happens if I do not notify Google of the domain change? [duplicate]

If I do not announce the transfer of my site to Google and close the 301 redirect, will the site be introduced as a new site? By site transfer I mean domain change
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Will my ranking drop if I don't comply with GDPR?

I have a site that is not doing well on search and I don't know why. My site doesn't have the GDPR popup, will that be an issue with Google rankings? If so, how does Google know?
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Google search result [duplicate]

I am trying to affect my google search results. Exploring best practices, I have encountered something new. When I explore the search results I saw that for these 4 search results ( Simulator, ...
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Can I only forward specific subdomains with Google Domains? [duplicate]

I have two different sites, one is blog.website.com while the other is website.com. blog.website.com has blog post with URLs configured as blog.website.com/p/name-of-post. Whenever someone just goes ...
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New business website (.co.uk) not appearing in google search - up against an established .com website with the same name

A client has started a business in the UK that shares its name with a bigger established business based in Mexico. They operate in completely different market sectors. The name is a single word and ...
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How can I get search engines to index a website that is inside a virtual tour made in 3D vista?

I have a virtual tour made in 3DVista, and inside there's a website and I would like the content of that website to be indexed by Google. The tour is currently displayed through an iframe.
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Displaying GoogleDocs on my own domain

Is there a way to have pages from a domain I own mirror my googledocs documents? I know that I could set my domain to redirect to a googledoc URL, but basically I want my visitors to see my googledoc, ...
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Google follows JavaScript string as relative path - produces 404 error

This is my first question on here so I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I have a problem: I have a site that uses an Adobe Site Catalyst for its online analytics. The suite supports tagging ...
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Are penalties applied if you have too many 404 errors on your site?

Do the search engines take the number of 404 errors returned by a site into account when calculating the site rank? For example I have 8,000 404 errors and I am thinking that that's affecting my SEO ...
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Do clicks on search results increase rankings?

I'm wondering if it helps to click on my listing in the search results to improve rankings on Google? If my page has content with keyword abcde, and somebody types "abcde" in Google and ...
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Remove my website from google search results [duplicate]

My website had a negative reference to it in comments on a prominent website. I contacted their admin (not the site owner who I cannot get hold of) and the comment was removed. However, 2 weeks later ...
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The Value of SiteNavigationElement Structured Data

I've been researching https://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement markup and there's a lot of conflicting information out there as to its value. Some people are suggesting if you define this data in your ...
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URL is not on Google [duplicate]

I have created a website where I create blog posts, however, the website has pages that are discovered but not indexed. Does that mean that the webserver is not good enough to handle the load when ...
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How much of a benefit does a changing landing page give in terms of SEO?

I have a friend with a small business with a website. He asked me if he should make a put a section on his landing page under the fold that with his most recent review (or something along those lines)....
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Why can I use Google web fonts in CSS without an Internet connection or them being installed locally on my computer?

I used a Google font for my website, which isn't stored locally on my computer. When I refresh the page, nothing goes wrong and the font is working fine. However, when I disconnect my Internet ...
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Seo using a container with class hidden with links inside as fallback of a carousel SSR

I'm using svelteKit and swiper to make a carousel. It works fine, and it is pretty cool, but the problem is there is no HTML output as SSR. Inside the carousel, I've got a bunch of linked articles. To ...

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