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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How much time Google takes to update new title of website on search engine result page? [duplicate]

I'm learning SEO and performing some basic stuff like creating a catchy title for the homepage. I changed the title of my homepage from (let's assume) 'I am an old title' to 'I am new.' However, when ...
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Google ads creating a large number of requests

I have the following code for my Google Ads var googletag = googletag || {}; googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; var gptAdSlots = []; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var leaderboard1 = ...
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Using Shared IP Address: Potential for Spam Issues Even if Using Google Workspace?

I use Google Workspace for my domains email. Which means that my the MX records for the domain are aspmx.l.google.com I'm migrating servers and switching from a dedicated ip to a shared ip address. I'...
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How can I edit this rich snippet? [duplicate]

When I test the site on the Schema Validator it shows that is the SearchAction Schema type. Do you know if I can edit the links below the 1st link?
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Use noindex for URL with parameters?

I have a homepage, https://example.com, where a parameter can be added to unlock a discount on our website https://example.com?code=abc. I don't want this URL to be appear in Google search results, ...
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Date in Sitemap invalid but the date is correct, maybe too old?

I have a sitemap where a lastmod date is 1969-08-26, the format is correct: https://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime , however Google says that it is incorrect. Is there a min value for a date? I can not ...
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Is Google unable to index a website without an index request through Google Search Console?

I'm trying to understand one thing and couldn't find relevant content through search. I found out that Google crawlers find pages through links. So I'm asking if the index request via Google Search ...
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"unrecognized feature:'attribution-reporting'" from Google Tag Manager causing drop in ad conversions for Facebook and Google

I'm seeing 1 warning from the gtm.js library in Chrome browser console which could be related to this issue but I didn't find any information about them online.This is the error message: unrecognized ...
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3 months since my pages are blocked with status "Discovered - currently not indexed" [duplicate]

I am trying to get my website fully indexed by google. Google has indexed 30 pages out of 92. So Google still have to index 62 pages. Since January I have 54 pages out of these 62 that are blocked ...
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How to exclude user/audience from displaying ads in Google Ads API, in real-time?

I want to exclude the user from displaying my ads once he/she clicks my ad; in real-time. So next time he/she should not be displayed same ad again and again. Is there any such api provided by google ...
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Why my site has been deleted from all of Google (not penalty) [duplicate]

My site has been completely deleted from Google since yesterday And there was no penalty. The pages of the site are also indexed and not de-indexed
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Are 'robots.txt' rules "starts with" or "contains" rules (clarification on confusing Google documentation)

Searching for robots.txt pattern matching rules (inc. the non official Google rules), I found this Google dev page where it says the /fish rule matches any path that starts with /fish (...) it doesn'...
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Page resources couldn’t be loaded in mobile friendly test (wordpress site)

Hi there to webmasters community. I have a wordpress site and I just realized a problem. When I run the mobile friendly test by google and go to Crawling - http response - more information - page ...
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google crawling the link which is dynamically changed

I have a question about how Google crawls. I have a pagination link on the site. Like this. www.domeinnaam.com/category?page=2 I suppose that google by crawling is going to click on this link. So far ...
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