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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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Why is Google My Business info not being displayed in SERPs?

We opened a new business 2 weeks ago in mid-June 2020. We set up a Google My Business account for it. Their first verification postcard never arrived, but a second try succeeded. We got the postcard ...
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Switch properly from HTML website to WordPress without hurting Google rankings

I'm about to switch my current HTML website to WordPress. My website has been up since 2006. I think my situation is pretty standard. Here are the main details of the transition: My current site is ...
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How would Google treat a GitHub-Pages site, that is based on the same content as the GitHub repository itself?

I've just created a GitHub Pages "site", out of one of my repositories on Github. Basically it's just a landing page, that pretty-prints my readme.md file(that is found in the repo). GitHub ...
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Googlebot blocked by robots.txt

I have been checking the errors of my website in the google console , and I fount it face an error Googlebot blocked by robots.txt and it shows a link https://static.doubleclick.net/instream/...
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Can a 410 gone page remain indexed?

Does somebody experienced a page with 410 status code in index? Could you imagine, that an indexed healthy page, which is set to 410 only through adding of <?php header( "HTTP/1.1 410 Gone&...
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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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How to get financial info area in Google SERP?

I've noticed that some results in Google have additional snippets with a selection of financial information: What's the name of this area? How to get this data to show up in the search results? ...
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Is it best for SEO to show both the published date and updated date, or just one?

If a webpage (with static URL) gets updated frequently (like every few days) with new information/details, which of the following is the best practice from a SEO perspective? 1) Publish "Create Date" ...
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Is it OK for a mobile app description update to ask users to visit the website instead?

Say you're migrating from a mobile app to a PWA. Is it a breach of the ToS for the App Store or Google Play policies to update your app description to something like, "We've migrated to a web app, ...
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Zero impressions to a lot of pages while I can see still see them in Google? Huge drop

In Google Search Console I can see hundreds of search queries dropping impressions from e.g. 800 to literally 0 (!), while I can still see them on Google when I search for them. I know that Google did ...
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Will high value of keep-alive help increase Google crawl rate

I have a website with thousands of pages with most of them indexed. The pages receive frequent updates (usually monthly). Google's crawl rate is good, but not enough to capture all the changes before ...
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How do popular sites like Pinterest with such mobile unfriendly interfaces rank so high?

Just did a Google image search and I got hundreds of images. A large number of them came from pInterest. When you click on the link, you're required to either log into the site or use their app before ...
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indexing github account [duplicate]

Its been 7 months since i created my github account. However Google still hasn't indexed my github page. Does anyone know what to do ?
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How to get Google to reevaluate a landing page for AdWords

We have a Google AdWords campaign with bad results. Upon investigating, I realized that Google deems the landing page to be below average for most of the keywords. I've now made changes, but don't see ...
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Should I do a redirect when trailing slash and http is changed?

I have noticed that all my internal links (and I have a lot of them) were being linked like so: https://websitenamehere[dot]com/post-title Yet, my posts have actually a trailing slash after the ...
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Does Google Analytics just provide a "sample" of your traffic data?

Am I correct in my assumption? I read it somewhere but I can't find the source anymore. Is this just baloney or is it true?
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External links and effect on SEO: how can we link to relevant posts?

I have a website that wants to link to a 1000+ pages on my website (because they are all pages that extend the information on his website), but we are both afraid that this might have a negative ...
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Should I report to Google a page with high Page Authority, but is also spam?

I have an interesting situation. My website is indexed properly and well by Google, but I also see a lot of spam sites just copying my content or linking to my website, while I have never asked for ...
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Can having too many noindex pages hurt ranking? [duplicate]

Can having too many noindex pages hurt ranking? Eg: 50,000 low quality noindex forum posts with 1,000 indexed quality posts. Can those 50,000 low quality noindex forum posts affect for 1,000 ...
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Can I use the "UGC" link attribute to mark paragraphs of content submitted by users?

Google recently advised us to use the following link attributes: nofollow sponsored ugc "dofollow" is by default if not stated. So, sponsored is for affiliate links (for example) and "ugc" is "...
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Will Google value links to expired domains that have been down for months if I create a new site there?

I found some new dropped domains that I buy that have decent links that are all 404 of course. When a domain is dropped and the link has been 404'd for over 100 days does Google 100% ignore that ...
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Google Analytics counts for 1, 7, 14, and 28 day active users don't add up

I am really curious about what '1-day-active-users', '7-day-active-users', '14-day-active-users', and '28-day-active-users' metrics mean in Google Analytics Active users report. The GA documentation ...
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What type of link I need to use if I want to promote my new website on my old website?

What type of link I need to use if I want to promote my new website on my old website? I can use simple clean link: <a href="https://www.google.com" target="_blank">Visit my new website with ...
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How to stop Google from indexing ajax scripts?

I have a page; home.php, it does an ajax call to /ajax/latestreviews.php. However Google/Bing are attempting to index latestreviews.php, how can I stop this? An obvious answer is to include /ajax in ...
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If i link page B from page A internally Does the page rank decrease? [duplicate]

Does linking from one page(A) to another page(B) [Internal link] reduce the rank of the (A) page? Assume that page A in search engine ranks 2nd, If I link to page B internally Does it affect the rank ...
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Checklist after buying a pre-owned domain name

I have purchased I preowned domain name. The old website is still indexed in google with the old content of the previous owner. I'm planning to publish a new website using the domain but in the next ...
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Google Search Console not finding all Sitemaps within Sitemap Index. How to fix? [duplicate]

I created a valid Sitemap Index (/sitemap-dec2019/sitemap_index.xml) for a site as follows: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/...
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Disavow tool property drop down menu has nothing in it even a month after verifying my site in Google Search Console

About a month ago, I launched a site and after launching, I installed the search console on it. After a month, the disavow menu has not been activated yet (as you can see in picture) and this is my ...
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Google Analytics incorrectly showing data from two sites

I have two websites that I've split up into two properties in Google Analytics with separate tracking codes. But for some reason when I view the raw data for Site A, it's showing me data from both. ...
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What schemas are needed for the website? [duplicate]

I am creating a schema for a website and I don't know what kind of schema is required. At the moment, I only have schema for business information on homepage. What other types of schema do I need to ...
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Ramifications of Deleting an Owner on Google Search Console

Are there any ramifications to deleting an owner inside a property's search console account? For example: would the property lose entries made by that owner? If so, any guidance on how to remove ...
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How VPN can affect the position of keywords in search engines?

I am trying for a keyword in google. When I use VPN, the keyword positions well in google results but without using VPN, the results differs and the keyword position is not acceptable. Why the keyword ...
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Can showing a popup with my other site when users perform a search give me Google penalty?

I have photos search engine. I want promote my other page with funny videos (completly other content) on my photos search engine. When user writes something in search input and then clicks on search ...
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Google caching random pages in foreign language

I maintain a react-laravel website. Google has been caching some random pages which should not be in first place. Moreover, they look like eCommerce pages of someone else. Check this cached page ...
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Should I add a language code in my HTML if I have just one language?

Should I do this? <!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=en_US> <head> Instead of my current code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> If I only use just one language (meaning: ...
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Using nginx as a proxy have some bad affect on SEO?

I have website hosted in ovh france, I want to use digitalocean los angeles droplet only like nginx as a proxy, so if someone try whois will see my digitalocean ip, this can somehow affect bad on seo ...
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Can I promote my new website on my current website without a penalty from Google?

On my current website, can I promote a link for my new website which has completely different content? For example, I want to add this type of promotion on the front page, profile pages, post pages, ...
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How to limit Google crawling certain URL patterns?

recently we have updated our e-commerce website, where each product category has product filter. There is around 30 attributes which can be used for filtering products shown in category. These ...
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Is www required in front of a domain name, in Google Analytics?

I have a website (let's call it example.com). It can be accessed as example.com and also as www.example.com. I just added example.com in Google Search Console as property (it appears as example.com, ...
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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 is not indexing an original post, but indexing pagination page and facebook post [duplicate]

I built https://talksub.com/, and I am having trouble with SEO for individual posts. I implemented JSON-LD and have all necessary meta tags like (title, description, canonical url, og, twitter ...) ...
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Best way to move ranking from one domain to another

Domain learn-blazor.com appears on the first page in Google given a specific search word (Blazor), whereas site my site (blazor-university.com) appears on the 5th page. learn-blazor.com is an ...
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International SEO with different TLD's, and some same language - HREFLANG question

My business is located in Asia although 50% of my clients are from the UK, 27% from Australia and the remaining in the country i am located. After doing research i have concluded that i would like to ...
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Is it safe if I use the same Google Recaptcha site key and secret key on 2 different servers?

I have 2 servers, staging server and production server. Server staging is used for testing my website. While the production server is for live website Now I use the same site key and secret key for ...
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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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Result from Search Console and Google Analytics were not tally [duplicate]

Did you found that the overall click, impression, etc from Google Search Console was not tally the result shown in Google Analytics under user behavior (time, duration etc) So what is the main caused ...
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Can I get user images and reviews from google maps?

Google maps has reviews, photos and a rating of a local restaurant. The owner would like me to show the latest google rating along with recent user reviews (3 stars and higher) and photos people take. ...
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Why google is not caching my pages? [duplicate]

Some pages of my website chevy-cars.com are showing the cache button on the right side of the links in google listing and some pages are not for a long time. The pages that are showing cache button ...
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Impact on Google Shopping of Blocking UTM Parameters in Robots.txt File

I am optimising the crawling experience of the website as a large portion of the site isn't being crawled. A large portion of the 'crawl budget' is being used on crawling URLs with utm parameters for ...
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Does publishing an article in another language on an English website affect the optimization of the website?

I am the webmaster of an English website. I want to publish articles in other languages ​​on this English website. Will Google recognize the duplicate articles? How will this affect my website?
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