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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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Any way to get a url as a subpage to a subpage on Google Sites?

As above. Essentially Google Sites seems limited in that you can only have a URL redirect as a sublink to a subpage and not another URL redirect on Google Sites. I was wondering if there was a ...
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Should I add links to the Sitemap that are disallowed in robots.txt?

My robots.txt contains the line Disallow: /search.php. Shall I nevertheless include http://example.com/search.php into my sitemap?
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HTML sitemap with noindex, follow: Matt Cutts vs John Mueller

Ref: Do noindex,follow pages pass pagerank / link juice? I have a requirement wherein I want to create an HTML sitemap to help users navigate to deep pages. This sitemap page will be linked from ...
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Advertising third-party site listing on Google Ads

I have a client who would like to advertise their service on Google Ads, but they do not have a website. They are interested in getting more calls. While I can offer to create a website for them, it ...
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Article url linked via 100s of comment spam - Delete the article or not?

I just noticed that someone has generated hundreds of links to one of our articles through comment spam. I wanted to know if it would be a good idea to delete this article and repost it, thereby ...
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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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Does Google treat websites with different port as different website? [duplicate]

I've seen similar question on stackexchange, Does Google treat different ports as different sites? However, the answer does not provide whether how Google treats different port website as different ...
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Should I no index the scaled down images?

I have images on the main and the side. On the side, I use scaled-down versions of the main images. Should I remove the scaled-down images from google search results and no index them? If yes, should ...
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Sitemap does not get render correctly

I recently did some changes to my sitemap because i updated my website to support two languages but now i get an error when submitting the sitemap and i don't see where the problem is. Your Sitemap ...
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Is mathjax library good for seo in 2021 as google is crawling javascript now

I have a students site and have doubt regarding should I implement mathjax library or use images with alt text.
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My Create-React-app blog website's post appeared in google search, why?

I was just searching my blog title in google and result blow my mind, How google can read title of my blog that render in client side. As i know When googlebot go to any Create-React-app website, it ...
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Why am I missing pages on Google Analytics?

I'm new to GA and I'm trying to create a couple of UTM links to specific pages of my site. I can see that the integration is working as there are visits to the pages when I click on those pages. ...
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Google results of search queries in other websites? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I think the answer will be interesting, so I had to ask. I came across something while searching for this single character: https://www.google.com/...
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DNS Settings and the TXT record for authorizing email sending from the domain

Last night, I added a DNS record to my domain to allow Mailchimp to send emails as an official/authorized source. It doesn't seem to have totally worked, Mailchimp is sending emails but they are not ...
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Is it better for SEO to use generic meta data that is the same for multiple pages or to omit the meta data?

Our company has developed software to create and publish posts automatically on a WordPress site. Since the posts are published automatically and the images are also saved automatically, is it good ...
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How to clean my client knowledge panel

I have an SEO client who was in the Japanese adult industry, Which helps her appear in the Google Knowledge Panel. Now she is a Dj still Knowledge Panel showing her an adult actor, What I can do to ...
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Google Analytics is not showing Data

I am reaching you because I am unable to see data from today and I am unable to go to the main dashboard after logging in, it has automatically redirected to the admin panel. I do not understand why ...
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Google Search Console way to export ALL indexed urls of website?

I am looking for a way to export a list of all indexed urls for a given website. In the search console under "index coverage report" I am restricted to 1000 results. Is there any way to get ...
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Google's priority on Google My Business Panel vs Structured Data/Knowledge Graph

There are at least two ways for providing rich data about business to Google: Using Google My Business: comes with a convenient web UI and is officially run by Google Using Google Structured Data: ...
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Expired event either use 404 page or redirect to the directory listing page, best for SEO

I have an event listing service where events are still showing up after years of being over. I want to archive these and either show a page not found, or redirect to the events listing page. What ...
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410 Status : Grace Period, Delay and User Experience Impact on SEO

I am raising this question as a follow up to my previous (already answered) question: SEO Safe way to permanently delete thousands of outdated pages Now we are planning to remove about 25% of pages. ...
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Will Google AdSense penalize me for having an image with the word "beer" in it?

I have a website with this image that has the name: "biodegradable-beer-packaging". I do not sell beer or any alcohol products, but will Google still penalize me for using it? Will search ...
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SEO Safe way to permanently delete thousands of outdated pages

Our site is a huge one with about half a million pages built over the years. Many pages rank well for competitive keywords and have attracted high-quality link equity over the years. However, looking ...
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How does a search engine discover/crawl a website page when requested URL loads the content via database?

I am creating a new blog website in Django. All the posts and their details are stored inside an SQLite database (one that comes default with Django). Once a post's URL is requested, the server ...
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How can I track subdomain acquisitions?

My property has multiple subdomains and each subdomain has it's own view. I have Tag Manager setup to use the same cookie for all the domains, but I have not yet added the subdomains to the referral ...
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Encouraging self-canonical on international websites with legitimate duplicate content

We are selling the same products on several websites having country-specific domain names. The website template is always the same, and the content language normally differs based on country, except ...
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Why is my US Google rank so low in countries other than the UK?

My rank in Google in the UK is now 12. Which compared to the 18-20 it has been for years is much nicer. However this is only for the UK - I asked a few people on Facebook who reside in the US to do ...
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How do I show rich snippets for workshop events in the Google search results?

I have a Workshops date in the Website, I want to show those workshop dates in Google search as shown in attached picture. How can i achieve this?
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For SEO, can the home page contain summary text about several categories with multiple paragraphs written on more specific pages?

What are the rules in 2021 for writing text for SEO? How much text is needed about a certain topic? How much should you repeat yourself? How does Google punish you if you write too much of the same ...
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How to block google from indexing mail record. duplication issue mail.example.com which is duplication of example.com

google is causing duplication by indexing mail.example.com which is identical to home page of www.example.com/ I added property in search console and removed this subdomain but keeps on indexing ...
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Can "Corporation" structured data on pages about other companies get rich snippets for my site?

On my website I have a list of several hundred companies. And after you click any of them, you are navigating to the page, where you are able to see their details. For SEO on each company page, can I ...
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How to make own content more canonical than existing content on meetup.com?

I want to abandon meetup.com and provide all of our event data on another server, to own our content. As I have no control over the meetup server apart from the settings they offer me as a group host, ...
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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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Google change of address tool from .co.uk to .com resulted in huge derank

December 2020 I moved a site from a .co.uk to a .com. No other changes, simple 301 redirect and use of the tool in google webmaster tools. The site had existed since 2006 and was the de facto site in ...
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I'm being outranked by iframe of my ownsite

My website is being outranked by another third party website through an iframe of my website. Their website is featuring my website through an iFrame on a basic page. This page consists of a header, ...
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What can affect google results in different locations?

My website has very different SERP positions depending on the country. Especially low positions in developed countries such as the USA and UK. I've been trying to do something with it for 5 years. ...
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Ranking two pages for same keyword on different domains at google

what is it like to rank two pages, with different domains and IP's, for the identical keyword, with different content, on Google? The two pages have the same owner. Does Google recognize that the two ...
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Can I Use Local Business Schema Without Google My Business

There is any way to use Local Business Schema without Creating a business profile on google my business. How to use Schema and where to place this code on the website. should we do or not? <script ...
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Structured data: ArticleBody with or without html tags

We are currently rescripting our theme. The current version uses microdata for structured data, but Google doesn't seem to handle microdata completely well, therefore we are switching to JSON-LD. When ...
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How did Google, Comscore and Grapeshot learn of a secret page [duplicate]

I have a secret web page, let's call it something123.php, and looking through my Apache webserver access.log I waas surprised to see that two entities have learned of this page. Google Grapeshot.co....
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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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Should a content site have both AMP and "normal" mobile versions?

We are trying to improve the Google functioning of some local news site(Custom built with PHP, no WordPress or anything like it). Currently there are 3 versions for each page: desktop, mobile and AMP(...
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Can I use numbering to decorate headings for readability in CSS without hurting SEO?

I attached the file. When designing(decorating, styling) h1, h2, and h3 tags for SEO, I am worried. These h tags form a certain hierarchy. For example: h1-h2-h3 (title1 title2 title3) h1-h2-h2 (...
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Is it possible to stop Google from abbreviating words in search results?

I think that google is abbreviating the word 'Company' to 'Co.' in search results. If you search for 'Pop Trading Company', one of the sitelinks it produces under the main result is for the webshop, ...
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Google displays an event info box saying that its canceled when its not

I manage a site for a trade show and with COVID we switched from an in-person event to a virtual one. The event is now over and we are marketing for next year's event. When I search for the event name ...
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SEMRush reports a high html-to-text ratio, what is optimal for SEO?

If I am creating or maintaining a website so for the SEO or page experience point of view: What memory size of text will be comparable to HTML code (for example: text should be 52kb and HTML should ...
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Will Google use field or lab data for ranking sites with core web vitals performance metrics?

Starting in May 2021, Google will begin using their Core Web Vitals metrics to inform search ranking. Will they will use field or lab data as the source of these metrics? Our site scores well on field ...
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Google Page Speed Insights shows zero cumulative layout shift with lab data, but poor CLS with field data

Lab data, as well as online analysis tools show my site to have 0 cumulative layout shift (CLS) issues in mobile and desktop versions. However, Google field data is showing 0.30 CLS issues, (Critical, ...
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What is the proper ratio of Hit vs Pageview recorded by GA?

There are big differences between Hit counts on my website and GA's pageview number. For example, GA shows the below article has only 34 pageviews. As you can see in the picture, I choose Behavior->...
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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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