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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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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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Google Search Console “Mobile Usability issues” but live test shows “Page is mobile friendly”

Looking into a customers site that has been having issues with Mobile Usability issues in the google search console. Specific issues are: Clickable elements too close together Text too small to read ...
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How to stop Google translation on a link?

I use Mailchimp for campaigns. They have a feature where a person that receives the email can click the email in a web browser and translate to another language. The issue is the links in the email ...
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Google Mobile Friendly Test doesn't download css/js/images reliably (cloudfront + ALB)

I use CloudFront and ALB with AWS and my site always looks good from mobile, desktop and tablet browsers. But in the Google mobile-friendly tool, it often doesn't have random images, css, and ...
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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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Does Google PageSpeed Insight tool use the same results as Lighthouse with my computer or a remote test?

For the Google PageSpeed Insight tool: LAB Data in Google Speed Insight results are same like Lighthouse results in my chrome browser? Do they use same formula? LAB Data in Google Speed Insight - ...
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What could cause a huge drop-off in traffic from two specific countries? (Germany and US)

We launched a new website in March this year and site traffic has been fairly consistent, however, since the beginning of September I noticed a huge drop off in traffic, all of which seems to be ...
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Analytics imported conversions show as "No recent conversions"

I have imported a few goals from Analytics into Google Ads, but they show as "No recent conversions": The reason it's confusing me is that there are quite a few conversions in Analytics. I believe ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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Is it ok to add an AggregateRating schema with Google Reviews according to Google guidelines?

Google Technical Guidelines for Review Snippet state: Don't aggregate reviews from other websites. Should I understand here that they do not want third party content here ? Like the former Facebook ...
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Is it possible to reuse a site with a different domain name, even if the domain that was attached to this site before is now on another site?

We have moved our domain name to a brand new site and we would like to use the old site (now without a domain) with a new domain name and use the same template we used before with the previous domain. ...
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How to point the domain apex to ghs.googlehosted.com or redirect it to www from an external DNS host that doesn't support ALIAS records?

We are running a google hosted website (google apps). According to this guide we can set www.exawple.com using a CNAME this part this clear https://support.google.com/sites/answer/9068867?hl=en and ...
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SEO/Structured data: Tag whole page as review or only snippet

We write long reviews (+3000 words) on specific products (eg certain software), which also include a lot of general specifics etc etc. What will be better for rankings / SEO: tagging the whole page ...
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Does Google use the text property in image object schema markup to determine the relevance of a page to a query?

I'm creating a page that summarizes a variety of statistics on a topic. I believe a dashboard-like graphic like this one would provide a better experience than a textual list of the statistics. ...
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Deleting AMP cache: "The requested URL /update-cache/c/s/whatever was not found on this server"

I want to delete the AMP contents of my 'amp-en.products.example.com' website. I create the following URL to flush the cache https://amp--en-products-example-com.cdn.ampproject.org/update-cache/c/s/...
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Why are my US Google rankings so much worse than UK rankings and what can I do about it?

My Google rank for people searching for my website from the UK is currently 14th - which considering the last 10 years I've been ranking at 18/19/20 or lower is much better. But For people searching ...
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Why custom resource records in Google DNS panel is not working?

I bought a domain from domains.google. Then I went into my panel, connected it to Google Sites, and then I went on to create custom DNS resource records for my subdomains. Google Sites works perfectly....
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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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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 i use Organization schema for external site?

Lets say i am developing a website that reviews organisations (Something like Glassdoor). On pages pertaining to the organization, could i use Organization markup to describe details about that ...
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Google says "duplicate store codes" when updating the opening hours for hundreds of business locations via CSV

I am trying to edit the hours for our locations (206 locations). The hours will all change to the same for all stores. I downloaded our locations to CSV, made the edits, but when I try to upload ...
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Can't get g:item_group_id to work

We have all similar products share the same g:item_group_id attribute. The goal is to have them grouped together on the search results page. Even though the feed XML source looks correct, Google ...
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Is it possible to programmability ping search engines for specific updated pages?

I spent a lot of hours into making my website useful to the user and extremely friendly. However, Google seems to not update the indexed content and is not indexing new pages fast enough. The website ...
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Make search engines show related businesses(by name and otherwise), in the search results

So, I manage the website of a restaurant, "ABC". They have recently opened another outlet in a different area. They called it, "ABC Express". Both restaurants have their own Google My Business pages. ...
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How can I add my movie rank to google

Google has added two of my rivals to the search result, I'm jealous How did they do that?
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Google "Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical" between UK and IE sites with same content meant for different audiences

We have an /ie and /uk variation of our site. /ie uses € and /uk £'s, both are in English. Both sites are submitted to google as we want the IE site to return in googole.ie and UK site to return in ...
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Google has dramatically decreased crawling of our site

We made some changes a month ago to make the site faster and general SEO fixes. Right after we did, Google said our site was taking 2-3x as long to download a page and slowed the crawling of our site....
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Does using an open graph description that duplicates the meta description prevent Google from using the description in the search results?

I have a site which is using both an OpenGraph meta description property: <meta property="og:description" ...as well a bog standard Meta description property: <meta name="description" ...
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Does Googlebot cache JavaScript files between two pages if they expire in one year?

My question is about javascript websites. Suppose GoogleBot has crawled example.com/index.html?id=1 Does it request all the javascript files again when crawling example.com/index.html?id=2? index....
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Responsive yet fluid Google DFP - display ads at 100% screen width below a certain breakpoint

I have an example setup here: https://www.iq-mag.net/dfp.php So - leaderboard advert is 900px wife for any screen size over 768px, otherwise it reverts to an advert 456px wide. So far, so good. ...
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Is it possible to have deep links open in the mobile app when installed rather than going to AMP pages?

We have both app indexed deep linking + amp pages support for one of the product on our websites. Initially the flow was that if a user has app installed the link used to take user to app and if app ...
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Get site listed in Google's categorized directory at the top of some search results?

When I googled School Information Management System (https://www.google.com/search?q=student+information+system+software&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS746US746&oq=student+information+system+software&aqs=...
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Does Google consider as duplicate percent encoded URL with different cases (upper and lower)?

We have the following two URLs: https://example.com/%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%81%D1%82 https://example.com/%d1%82%d0%b5%d1%81%d1%82 Both are identical except the the case (upper vs lower). Will Google ...
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How do update the mobile restaurant menu on Google My Business?

I added our restaurant menu to a Google listing. The issue with the listing is that there is a second party that has linked to the mobile menu. That mobile menu has not been updated in Google My ...
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SEO Infinite scroll recommendation: does query string parameter matter for seo ranking of the infinite scroll page?

The google "Infinite scroll search-friendly guideline" recommends to place <link rel="next" href="fun-items?page=3"> <link rel="prev" href="fun-items?page=1">tags in the head section of ...
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Will using same Google account hurt my new site if one site under my account is penalized?

Is there any problem for using same Google account if one of my site is penalized by Google? How carefully will my new site get looked over by Google. Would it be rigorous and the review of my new ...
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Rank images from a foreign language site in English Google image search

I have big medical domain about ECG, with 100 pages. But all domain is in Slovak language (and slovak online medical market is small), and I have on domain more than 500 special medical ECG images. (...
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Adsense ads only for one topic?

In my AdSense account under sites I can block some categories, but this is limited and I cannot do it exactly, so my question is it is possible to limit ads only for games?
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After changing Google Analytics Custom Dimensions from user id to user name, some ids are still showing up in reports

I have a WordPress website and I setup a custom dimension in Google Analytics to log, as a custom dimension, the blog post authors user ID. This worked fine. I have since changed this to now log the ...
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Could my personal hosting package be blacklisted by Google? New sites created with it won't rank

I've had a website design site up for a while now, it's very localised (mentions target town heavily without stuffing) but doesn't appear until page 7 on a reasonably worded localised search (website ...
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Website appearing and then disappearing automatically after a few days on Google My Business

I am facing a rather weird problem with Google My Business. I am having my music school listed in Google My Business. I provided my website in the listing mentioned. Now the problem is that, my ...
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