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Issue of thumbnails in mobile search results snippets [closed]

Please help me understand how google is picking up images for mobile search results differently for profile pages having the same structure. Ref URLs: https://www.mckinsey.com/our-people/chris-...
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How can I ask Google to scan my website and hide it from non-registered users? [closed]

I have a content website working with a subscription model, using user and password, so google can't scan my articles. I want to allow Google to read my articles by removing the user password from the ...
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Security Issue - Harmful content

I am trying to solve an issue with my website already for some time but without any luck. Google has detected somewhere in my website harmful content (Malware). But the problem is, I could not find ...
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How to resolve Google “Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt” warning for a user login protected page?

Or, in other words, how can I tell google this is a user login protected page? The website is basically a single page app with server side rendering. That said, if the visitor is asking for a web ...
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How to stop google from indexing old URLs of a website which redirects to new URLs

My old WordPress configuration added index.php to the permalinks of all my pages. e.g: https://example.com/index.php/contact etc., It was indexed already by google crawler. Now I reconfigured ...
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Get Google to forget site [duplicate]

Is it possible to make Google "forget" a site and reindex it? I have a site that I changed dramatically, and I want to do SEO on my new site, but Google isn't deindexing the old site. How could I do ...
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Does changing from HTTPS to HTTP kill my backlinks?

I had only my main page changed to HTTP to test out if I want to change from HTTPS to HTTP. All my backlinks are to my HTTPS site. Will I lose all of my backlinks and have to start over when switching ...
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Should I be worried about 461K pages crawled but currently not indexed [duplicate]

I found a huge number of crawled and not indexed pages in my Google webmaster panel. On the other hand, I had 220K valid links. When I searched about most of articles which were listed in the ...
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Blogspot noindex search label

The default robots.txt of Blogspot is: User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: User-agent: * Disallow: /search Allow: / Sitemap: http://castbird-sourcing.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=...
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Googleboot keep crawling non-existing page, not my actual page

I started to build my website 6 months ago. Since I started until now for 6 months. Googlebot keep crawling non-existing page on my site. Googlebot randomly generates those links. They accessed to ...
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CloudFront - disable access to distribution via d1234.cloudfront.net

I have a CloudFront distribution with a configured alternative name (e.g. cdn.example.com). Is it possible to restrict access to the CDN via d1234.cloudfront.net name? I don't want it to be indexed ...
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How to improve Googlebot's indexing frequency? [closed]

I am experiencing low indexing issues on our website from several months. Google is not indexing the website fast enough. The changes we make take 1 or 2 months to get reflect in search engine. It's a ...
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Is possible to prevent third-party links to web page from appearing in Google Search results?

We have a situation in which a sensitive website is blocked from being crawled using a robots.txt file. This works well, however the problem is that for a period of time the team used semantic urls in ...
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How to get whitelist my IP address in GMAIL? [duplicate]

How to get white-list my IP address in GMAIL?
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Will keywords written into a page using JavaScript replacing placeholders in the page source affect SEO?

Website pages use SEO content (words) that are dynamically generated. Like the store name (on a multi store site). However the dynamically generated words only show when you inspect element, as below....
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Google's Inspect URL shows incorrect source code for my page's “Google Index”, but correct for “Live Test”

My web page is incorrectly indexed and is showing a different header than the one that is actually updated in my website. When I used the URL Inspection Tool in Google Search Console, The index shows ...
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Submit and Index page/url changes in Google Search Console

I made some changes to a page and it's url, and have configured my web server to redirect from the old to the new. After fetching the old and new url's in the search console the results appear as ...
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Hijacked meta description

On my site: www someone hacked into my website and now it's displaying wrong Meta description on Google search results. I've verified this using "view source" that meta description and keywords are ...
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Why are some google snippet results bold? [closed]

Recently, when I search for keyword "best mlm software" I got a featured snippet having "List of Multi Level Marketing Software". I noted that two of list's item were BOLD text. Didn't know why??? Can ...
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How long does it take for Google to remove page from index? Or, why aren't these pages excluded?

A set of pages are marked as noindex and nofollow, both in robots.txt and with X-Robots-Tag: noindex, nofollow When checking with Google Webmaster Tools, the pages are reported as "Denied by robots....
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Is Google Bot indexing the content of a textarea?

For one of my projects that provides pages with different content in a textarea, I need to make sure that Google Bot is indexing the content of those textareas. I could not find an answer online. ...
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Stop Google from accsesing pages without robots.txt

Is it possible to get Google to stop crawling certain pages without using robots.txt? My understanding is robots.txt can block Google from accsesing a page, but if using noindex (meta or header) ...
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Could using the Google URL removal tool for a specific page also have removed the home page?

I noticed today my Homepage URL is not on Google Search Result anymore. Firstly for specific keyword where i ranked #1 than for domain itself. it is my brand keyword which I get most traffic from. I ...
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Does Google take into account page title changes due to JavaScript? [duplicate]

One of my pages is set up so that the initial page title is just some placeholder title, and it changes after an AJAX call. Here's what the process looks like: Initial page load AJAX call to ...
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Removing Paginated URLs from Google Search [duplicate]

I have a website running on Django, Python. I'm using django pagination so that users can click next & see further content. For example, my website is example.com, so when user requests new page ...
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Should an Allow or Disallow directive be used in robots.txt to allow Googlebot to crawl the whole site?

User-agent: * Disallow: / User-agent: Googlebot Allow: / I use this command in my robots.txt file. But i do not think this is right. What should be the right command? Some article i have found where ...
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Old 301 Redirect Showing in Search Results Despite Its Removal

One our upcoming eCommerce site was put on a 301 redirect few months back, while the background work was being done. Now the website development has started and the 301 has been removed. We have ...
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How does Google crawler find pages that are not linked to? [duplicate]

Will Google crawler find a page that is not linked to? I.e. pages accessible by manually modifying the URL, like http://www.example.com/node/1/[secret keyword]. Note that it is only secret in that ...
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How to get a live-steam video into the carousel at the top of the Google search results?

I want whenever a live stream content is available on my website like a sports match then I want to Google to show a live stream preview in its result from the video tag. What I think is I need to ...
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Using canonicals for image gallery items on sub pages

I have a sub page on a website that features an image gallery /gallery/gallery-name/ - this page contains a common description about the content of the gallery and thumbnails for the gallery items. ...
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How does StackOverflow know that the referral traffic is coming from Google organic search?

A lot of StackOverflow's results in Google search append a parameter at the end to indicate that the traffic came from Google. I assume this is largely used for internal search volume tracking. ?...
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Google displays search results even after removing URLs in Search Console

I am developing an AngualrJS application and since it is not easy to optimize it for search engines, I put it public and let Google index the page by registering a "Property" in their "Search Console" ...
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Website Home Page URL Not Show On Google Search [duplicate]

If i search like site:www.paka.tv my main homepage URL not showing, but categories of my site pages showing on results. How to show my website URL (www.pakka.tv) on google search.
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How to handle the duplicate block of content?

Please refer: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66359?hl=en Googlebot don't like duplicate content and also duplicate block of content repeatedly copy and pasted in many pages. I think, I ...
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Disallow, canonical, or noindex for a coupon ID parameter where Google has already found some duplicate content?

We've changed our software and domain a week ago. Done the 301 redirction successfully. However, we're still facing a lot of problems, bugs, things we didn't think about and more... Our website is a ...
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Re-index updated post and update cached AMP version

I have a post I just updated on a site. This site gets picked up in google almost instantly but this post that I updated is not getting updated. As a matter of fact the post in mobile index, which is ...
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Google Webmaster Tools can't access robots.txt and the home page is “temporarily unreachable” [duplicate]

My site http://goo.gl/xH2Ffy suddenly disappeared from Google search and Webmaster Tools says it can't access robots.txt. Fetch as Google says "temporarily unreachable" for robots.txt and even for the ...
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How does Google bot know that my page content has changed?

Let's say I've a page which is already indexed in Google Search. If I make a change to the content of that page, how would Google bot notice and updated it in the Search? Does he compare the indexed ...
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How to block some CSS files from Googlebot using robots.txt while allowing other files in the same directory?

Hi in my Drupal website site I have a few directories like: /sites/modules/ Now I only want googlebot or other bots to index or allow say file user.css I don't want Googlebot to index the file ...
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Prevent indexing of site search results

Users have the ability to search on my site. This function renders a search results page that has occasionally been indexed by google and served in SERPs. Normally this is not an issue, but when ...
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Site not indexed after moving site from WordPress to Magento

I moved a site from WordPress to Magento. But now Google webmaster does not index the site. I have submitted the sitemap, but it remains pending. I also have a robots.txt file which has the following ...
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If i redirected my website from “HTTPS” to “HTTP”, will i still be getting a ranking boost?

Google announced that going HTTPS will give you a ranking boost. So i bought SSL certificate to boost my rank and redirected all "HTTP" to "HTTPS" from .htacess... then i realized that it's not ...
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Should I expect search engines (particularly Google) to crawl EPUB and MOBI files?

Some of our content we are publishing as EPUB and MOBI ebook format files. Will search engines crawl and index these in the same way as PDFs currently are? If the answer is yes, could you point me ...
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Why Google put a nofollow tag on their homepage?

Why did Google put a nofollow tag on their homepage? Find an ATM near you is a nofollow link. They own the content on the same domain name. If it is a different domain name then it may make sense as ...
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What is the Google sandbox?

What is the Google sandbox? What happens in the Google sandbox as far as SEO is concerned? When I submit my site to Google Seach Console, what is the process to move from the sandbox to the Google ...
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How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites (HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines

My question is about SEO. How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites(HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines. As i know google take few days for crawl. Then ...
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Will the Google web crawler stop crawling and indexing pages that take longer than 2.8 seconds to load?

I just received this statement from my client: our PR company works on ads for us and they spoke to a representative from Google . they said after 2.8 seconds the Google web crawlers stop ...
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Site is suddenly not apearing for main Keyword on google no errors can be found [duplicate]

My site: www.lovespells24.com ist suddenly not showing up on google for its main keyword " love spells". It has been consistently on page 5 and 6 and today can't be found, I checked multiple times all ...
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Google is indexing different pages of the same list

I have a category page that is a paginated list of products of an ecommerce website and google is indexing: www.myshop.com/category-list www.myshop.com/category-list?p=2 www.myshop.com/category-list?...
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What is Google's stance on template pages with repeated content?

We are in the process of designing a new website and are wondering if this is the best method to approach from Google's perspective (wanting of course to avoid any punishments for Google believing we ...