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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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SEO: Firefox addon/plugin to see Google results with a position number?

Do you know a Firefox addon that adds position number to Google/Yahoo results? When I do SEO report for www.some-site.example by keyphrase "some-site" I usually show results in blocks of 100 results ...
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Analytics hasn't updated keywords the last week, what could be the problem?

The Keywords section under "Sources" in my GA account hardly updated at all. I KNOW I had more than 2 searches for a keyword, but GA doesn't show these? I have a GA account and I have a tracking code ...
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Paging Google Custom Search via XML

I am trying to set up a custom search on my site and just for testing was checking out the search API's. The trouble is that the API do give me the valid results and total number of items found etc, ...
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Does pinging the page on social bookmarking sites whre your site has been bookmarked help SEO?

If you bookmark your site on say, delicious, does it help to then ping the url on delicious that contains the bookmark to your site?
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How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page?

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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Do Flash head banner texts need to coincide with the text on the underlying HTML banner?

Let's say you have a flash head banner on the page that you are trying to optimize. Let's also assume that you've incorporated an underlying HTML banner for SEO purposes. Now, do you think Google ...
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When should I accept links from other sites (SEO wise)?

Instead of blogging in order to promote my site, I decided to form supporting professional sites. Each site is related to a specific keyword that I would like to promote on my main site. My question ...
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The Sitemap Paradox

We use a sitemap on Stack Overflow, but I have mixed feelings about it. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow ...
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Could link decoration be considered deceptive?

A discussion in the warrior-forum made me wonder if google might perceive link decoration as an attempt to deceive the visitors.. The issue being if you style your links to show like normal text. ...
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Embed Google Map with branded place markers

How do you setup custom place markers when using Google maps that are embedded on your site?
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What tools to use for efficient link building?

As most SEO experts keep saying, it is not just the content that you have - but also a hefty amount of quality incoming links to your content that is important - these are the two ways to get to the ...
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Google Search iFrame works in Chrome and firefox but not IE8

I use Google site search in a IFrame for my sites search engine. When I search for something in Chrome/FireFox "Flight" I get the results page. When I do the same search in IE8 I get 404 error. Site:...
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How to stop Google indexing both www. and no-www versions of my website

When I do a search of my site in Google it shows both: mydomain.com www.mydomain.com In my .htaccess file I added code to redirect the non-www version to the www version, but both versions are ...
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Is Google Sitesearch better than internal search?

In terms of SEO is there any benefit about using Google SiteSearch over internal search (eg. Wordpress' own search engine)?
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Google spam report, have they ever punished a bad site you reported?

You have reported a bad site on Google Webmaster Tools SPAM report. Assuming you are sure it was a bad site, did you see Google punishing it or doing something after your report? Thanks
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How to write content that uses keyword terms which are google stop words

The keywords for our site comprises of words which are google stop words namely: thank you Is it better to write this as: thank-you or thankyou or does it make any difference?
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Adding pages to google webmaster tools by the bulk

Is there a method of adding websites in bulk to google webmaster tools? My host username and password were hacked and all of my sites were injected with malicious scripts. I've cleaned everything up ...
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SEO: adding your company signature with link to all websites you make?

I saw many webdesigner companies adding a small signature on each website they make. Signature could be masked by words like credits, design by..., but they all contain a direct link to the webdesign ...
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Why is the number of pages on my website indexed by Googlebot decreasing?

I am monitoring the number of pages indexed by Googlebot for one of my websites . I noticed that since last week, the number of pages has dropped by about 60 or so. Now to be fair, I have not added ...
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How to determine if a site has been punished by Google?

I had a site that ranked in the top 3 positions for one keyword and in the top 6 positions for another. At the beginning of October, both terms dropped radically from the search results. I had ...
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Adsense page impressions is showing zero

I have created a new AdSense account for my blog and integrated ads with my blog, but I am getting zero page impressions. Google Analytics is showing 300 to 400 visitor per day. AdSense, however, ...
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How does Google handle “clean” URLs is the URL is always changing due to edits?

So, since some "clean" URL system pull the wording directly from content I was wondering how Google handles this? Here's an example of content changes changing the URLs: Version 1 of the Title: ...
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Where can I find a list of related search terms?

Does Google, Bing, or any of the other major search engines make a list or index of related search terms available?
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Does Google cache stylesheets?

Hey guys, we all know that Google caches the HTML of pages, but does it cache the corresponding CSS as well? I ask because a site I used to have and have since closed down is still in the cache and ...
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Google showing H1 text instead of page TITLE in search result?

I always thought Google shows page title (whatever is in the <title> tag of the page) as 1st line of each result. But looking at the search "orologi da collezione" below, it seems Google is ...
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Why did Google stop indexing pages from our sitemap.xml?

We're seeing some pages that exist in our sitemap.xml but are inexplicably missing from Google's public search index. You can't download https://superuser.com/sitemap.xml -- we protect this file ...
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How to determine why a page is banned by Google

There is a website which is correctly indexed by Google. And there is a page which was correctly indexed initially but after a couple of week was removed from the Google index. Most probably a page ...
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HTTP response for deleted or disabled items on ecommerce store

What HTTP response should you send when an item/category on your ecommerce site has been disabled or deleted? 410 looks correct for deleted products but not sure about something that has been disabled ...
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Why does Google Search Results differ when logged in and logged out?

I have noticed when I am logged into my Google account and type my domain into Google search the results differ from than when I'm not logged in. For example when I'm logged in my site is 1st and when ...
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Google indexes my site as https as opposed to the correct http

Over the last month, the home page of my website hosted on Media Temple's grid server and has been appearing in google listings as an https website. I have never requested or needed the extra ...
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Why does Google remove PageRank sometimes?

Today I saw my website's page rank gone down from 2 to 0. It happened once before as well. I don't remember spamming anywhere and I don't have too many posts on my forum. I heard they are very strict ...
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using multiple sitemaps in a domain

I have a domain http://sub.example.com/. In it there is a wordpress blog at http://sub.example.com/blog and other more static content at http://sub.example.com/other, http://sub.example.com/stuff, ...
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Is using only HTTPS bad in a SEO perspective?

I would like to set up a new business site. I plan to direct www.example.com to example.com and only use that domain. My plan is also to only use HTTPS and not HTTP. Does this affect the SEO for the ...
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If I have a breaking news and I am the first to publish the story how can I ensure Google indexes it fast and ranks it top

If I have a breaking news and assume that I am the first person to know. How can I get top place in google search?
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Problem with description of my site and google search

My HTML page : http://www.faressoft.com <meta name="description" content="فارس سوفت الاسم الرائد في عالم البرمجيات العربية" /> When I search for my site name "فارس سوفت" using google, the ...
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Tool to monitor rankings [closed]

I'm searching for a tool that can give me the page number (Google) and position a given web page scores for a given keyword. E.g. Searching for the term "foo" the tool will show third page, second ...
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Which ads return more revenue

i have a blog, i want to display ads and earn money as part time work. Can you suggest me which ads bring up more revenue except Google ads?
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How does experts exchange get away with tricking google/users?

I know from reading Coding Horror one of the reasons stackoverflow set up was "Stackoverflow is sort of like the anti-experts-exchange (minus the nausea-inducing sleaze and quasi-legal search engine ...
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Will having multiple domains improve my seo?

Lets say I have a domain already, for example www.automobile4u.com (not mine), with a website fully running and all. The title of my "Website" says: <title>Used cars - buy and sell your used ...
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Is there a googlebot equivalent for RSS feeds?

I have a lot of feeds generated on my pages - and it seems to let them go to waste (Googlebot does not seem to see them). The RSS feeds display correctly in the pages when viewed through a browser, so ...
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How long does it take for a page to be assigned Google page rank?

The home page of my website has been indexed by Google more than 6 months ago. Some of the internal pages have received a page rank 6 or higher, however, the page rank of the home page remains 0. What ...
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Googlebot crawler: URL restricted by robots.txt - how to fix the entries in robots.txt?

I noticed recently that Google is not caching all of the pages on my website. Upon using the Google webmaster diagnostic tool, I realized that some of my pages were being restricted by entries in my ...
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What effect if any does “Google Instant” search have on SEO and SEM?

It been a little over a month since "Google Instant" has been released to the public, what effect if any does "Google Instant" search have on SEO and SEM based? RELATE LINK >> "Google Instant": http:/...
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Using rel=canonical with syndication

I work at a site which allows syndication of content (via API's and data dumps). We are finding that a number of sites which republish our content are appearing higher in Google search results, even ...
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Google insight question

I am checking the word mobile on google insight. http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=mobile&cmpt=q I see a bar with mobile ]]]]]]]]]]]]] 62 Then on google help page - I get this. However,...
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How to search for backlinks on google

What is the difference between following google search statements link:example.com link:example.com site:stackexchange.com Can I consider 2nd search result as a subset of a 1st search result?
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Which of this is search-engine friendly - google?

Which of this is search-engine friendly - Google? www.example.com/keyword www.keyword.example.com www.example.com/keyword1-keyword2 Please explain the logic behind while answering and rate them. ...
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problem with google search in link:article-stack.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why google is not showing links to my site in result? If I google link:article-stack.com, it shows 4 interlinks in result. If it shows interlinks it should show > 250 links. ...
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Keyword research: 'docx converter' in Google

Why did not docxconverter.com show up when I type docx converter in google? The closest match is www.docx-converter.com. My question 1: What are the reasons for www.docxconverter.com not showing up? ...
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Does Google rate the webpage by amount of visits?

There is quite extensive discussion about this topic on another website and I am really losing my confidence. The thing is that I claim that the amount (count) of visits is not a criteria for ...