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Questions tagged [indexing]

The process of recording where particular words occur. In the web context search engines crawl the web and make a list of which pages have particular words - this is the index.

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Does Google index HTML title attributes that are shown as tooltips on mouseover?

I have a choice of representing list of links on the site page: I can show them as a two column table (the first column for the link itself and the second for the referenced site description) or ...
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Google not indexing site [duplicate]

We submitted our sitemap on google webmaster a month ago and out of 700 pages, we have only had 20 pages indexed. The site just doesnt seem to be getting indexed for some reason. The 20 pages ...
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Site appears in Google in the US with a site: operator, but won't show up in Google India

When I am trying to see my page over google using search operator site: From United States the url got visible but when I search the same url using the same search operator with an Indian IP the url ...
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Facing a challenge with the “Fetch As Google” feature in my webmaster

I am facing a challenge with the "Fetch As Google" feature in my webmaster Steps to reproduce bug:- 1. Goto webmaster , click on "Crawl" -> "Fetch As Google" 2. Select "Crawl this URL and its direct ...
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Prevent Google from indexing any page on my WordPress site other than the home page

For months now, I have been removing old URLs that used to exist on my website going back years, using the Google Webmaster removal tool. When I think I've removed all of the existing URLs/slugs that ...
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In Case of 404 Page should the url be 404 or we can change the content to 404 and url remains the same

I have a confusion regarding 404 Page Suppose I've a landing page: https://www.example.com/testing-page The page no longer exists so what should I do with it? Case 1: Should I redirect the URL to ...
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Unexplained URL's on my site

About 6 weeks ago my traffic stats jumped tremendously. I started noticing "top searches" for variations of porn words. In looking at my top landing pages in Google Analytics, it is showing landing ...
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Is it good for SEO to change an article's slug when changing its title?

I have the following URL view: example.com/article/{slug}-{id} If I change the title of the article, then the slug will also change so that there is no disagreement. Please note that the article ...
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Should we Put Coupon Pages into sitemap because they do have a faster expiry rate?

Is it a good practice to keep coupons/ voucher pages into a sitemap. because they do have a faster expiry rate. Case: We are updating our sitemap once in 24 hours so, will it be a good practice to ...
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How many levels of sub-pages do Google bots crawl to when fetching and indexing linked pages in Google Search Console?

Let's say I submit a sitemap page that contains all the links I want Google to crawl, but instead of submitting a sitemap, I fetch the page and linked pages and let Google index them. How many levels ...
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Do noindex tags on subdomain pages affect image indexing?

Maybe stupid question, but I have to ask: I'm hosting my images on a subdomain. My main site is example.com and images are stored on static.example.com. Subdomain is just a simple html page - when ...
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Can we safely add pages that Google has already indexed to our XML sitemap?

Most of my website pages are indexed in Google. But in my website's XML sitemap we have fewer pages than the number indexed. Can we add all those indexed pages in my sitemap.xml file? It hurt ...
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Why does Google index a URL with UTM parameters when the canonical URL does not include them?

I've noticed some strange behavior in the search results, where Google includes only the "duplicated" landing page in the search results. Searchmetrics website status then also picks up this page, but ...
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Deleted tags & categories from my blog still come up in Google search results

I am a newbie in blogging. I've deleted some of the unwanted tags and categories from my wordpress blog but they kinda still come put in the search results when I search my website on Google. How do ...
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Pages with X-Robots-Tag: noindex were removed using the tool in Search Console, but are now indexed again

I have made these unwanted pages noindex (using "X-Robots-Tag: noindex" HTTP header). Then I removed these pages using "Remove URLs" tool in Search console. These pages have disappeared from Google ...
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Does Google index ajax data that load after 1 second by setTimeout?

I use load Javascrpt and use Ajax for load content. And i should use setTimeout for run Ajax load function after 1 or 2 second(s). Does Google index and follow this content?
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Will Google consider it duplicate content if we re-publish our previously accidentally deleted content on a new URL?

Around 100 pages of our website got deleted accidentally due to the programming mistake. They then got deindexed from Google, since those pages were not accessible to Google for about a month. Now, ...
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Multilanguage and Effect on Live Website's SEO

I'm new and learning to SEO. My question is, if I already have a website that has a pretty decent rank with just one language and I wanted to add another language, do it affecting my previous rank? ...
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Google Search Console reports more pages from the sitemap are indexed than the overall count. A site: search gives yet a third number

When i checked in Google Search Console in Google Index -> Index Status that time only 36 URL Indexed. But When i check in Crawl Section --> Sitemaps that time 616 webpages submitted and 249 ...
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Google ignores canonical and selects alt but still shows canonical

This is kind of complicated scenario. I have this URL: www.example.com/this-is-page-A Which has correctly implemented canonical and hreflang directives. On Google console i can see Google decided ...
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Is setting the width and height of an SVG important for indexing?

Generally, when SVGs are displayed responsively, we only need to set the viewBox attribute on the <svg> and can entirely omit the width and height attributes (i.e. something like <svg viewBox=...
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Google is indexing a useless page for each image uploaded to my WordPress site

I found that when I create a blog post and insert images, WordPress automatically generates page for each one. When I check index status in Google with a site: search, I see 4 to 5 or more pages for ...
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Google has is linking to the old e-commerce store which is 404 not found, what's the process for updating the URL in the search results?

My parents have an e-commerce website and they're pretty high in Google results. If you Google one of their products, their store is showing up on the first page but links to an old URL https://www....
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Indexing pages with few text (like tags with just one article) is penalizing for the SEO?

Have you done any experiment or read of any case study to check if too many tags are really damaging the SEO of a website?
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Ampersand (&) in actual URL and sitemap

I have a sitemap (which is submitted to Google for indexing) in which I am adding URLs which have an ampersand (&) in it. Since in sitemap & has to be escaped I replaced & with &amp; ...
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Redirected page need to make no-index on google

All images used in WordPress website have got a URL and WordPress automatically created a URL for a landing page using the image.php file. So protecting to index all images with dedicated pages URL I ...
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Why the Download Pages of our products are not indexed by Google? [duplicate]

I have a question about pages indexed, hope you can help me out, thank you in advance. Recently, we found our French site's two download pages are not indexed by Google. The URL of the French site ...
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404 on google cached version pages [duplicate]

When I am searching my website on Google cache version is showing 404 errors. I tested same for some other competitors also and the same problem is there. Reviewed on Google Search Console, all good ...
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Why is Google not indexing my thumbnails? [duplicate]

Hello Webmaster community! I recently began a new job and have been making some adjustments to a very old and very cluttered website. The idea is to eventually rebuild from the ground up, however, ...
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Why are my PDF pictures indexed by Google showing 180 degrees rotation in image search results?

I'm working on a classic ASP site where we have a PDF bank of links to our product datasheets for visitors to download (approx 30 documents). When I search for our product name in Google, then switch ...
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Google CSE has indexed robots.txt itself

Google CSE has indexed robots.txt and now if someone searches for 'txt' it returns the robots.txt file which is really not ideal (as this is a bog-standard Drupal site, the string robots.txt actually ...
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How long will deleted content will be visible on search engines and why?

I posted a note on Facebook an then set the privacy mode to "visible to me only", and then deactivated my account, and then deleted the note, but the screen of it still appears on the indexed results ...
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Making personal github pages google searcheable [duplicate]

I am a researcher and have made a new webpage using R studio that I'm more or less happy with. Trouble is I cannot seem to 'find' it when I google it (even though I know what I'm looking for). I ...
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Indexing/Ranking/Caching Issue [duplicate]

I am hoping someone can help me out. I co-run a support site for people with mental health problems and suicidal feelings. We scoop up the folks that are searching for suicide methods pulling them ...
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Does AngularJS make it more likely that URLs will be “Discovered - currently not indexed ” in Google Search Console?

According to What can cause "Discovered - currently not indexed" in the new GWT This status means that the google doesn't think the content should be indexed. In our case, this an NG (...
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What is the recommended way to make inline SVG images indexable?

On pages that have many SVG images, it would be desirable to inline all the svg images since this will reduce the number of HTTP requests and significantly reduce the size of all SVGs combined because ...
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Multiple forms of index page being indexed by search engines

I noticed Search Engines were flagging my index or home page with duplicate content/title/description, etc. Basically, it was indexing: http://www.example.com https://www.example.com http://www....
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Prevent Indexing of Images from my website but hosted on S3 / Cloudinary

I understand that as a website/domain owner (eg: example.com), we can prevent images from our website from being indexed by Google (GoogleBot / GoogleBot-Image). We could add a meta tag to the whole ...
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Google indexed my home page with a completely wrong domain

I have searched but didn't find exactly like my situation, so need clues to understand this. I have just hosted a site for client. Submitted sitemap on google search console. Rest of the URLs are ...
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Do single page applications cause indexing problems for site search solutions?

While I've seen a lot of discussion on how Single Page Applications can present challenges for Search Engine Optimization due to indexing issues, I can't find any information about whether using site ...
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Google indexing Wordpress wp-content directories and all internal files

Recently I noticed that the total number of crawl pages have been increased. So I searched on google using site: and got several pages with a directory wp-content. I also checked Google Search Console,...
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Google Deindexing all our Pages - Strange Issue [duplicate]

We're facing deindexing issues for so many pages since two weeks and have lost rankings and traffic. When we check the URLs with inspection tool in webmaster, the canonical URLs are declared as ...
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Google Scholar Content Gone

The content on my website was on Google Scholar but now is gone. We added the citation_title class to the element containing our articles titles. We also modified the style of that class so it is the ...
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My URL can't be index in Google Search Result [duplicate]

I am not sure why my URL is not indexed on the Google SERP when I check it by site:. Here what I have done so far: Submit the URL via "Fetch as Google" on Google Search Console URL is on the Sitemap ...
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Is it necessary to add a canonical tag for a static site switching from HTTP to HTTPS if there is already a 301 Redirect?

We have a static site that has thousands of HTML pages and are planning to switch to HTTPS in the next few days. As the site is fairly new, we do not have any problems with duplicate content at the ...
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Warning after submitting sitemap to Google: “We found that some URLs redirect to other locations”

I noticed that I have three warnings when I submitted my Sitemap. They all say this: When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We ...
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Can Angular project be indexed in Google without Angular Universal?

I'm working on an Ionic PWAprogressive web app (PWA) and forthere are reasons iI cannot use Angular Universal. Is there any way to index with success inget Google to successfully index the site ...
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Old dummy pages that should not be indexed are blocked by robots.txt, but Google is still indexing them. What now?

We have a rebuild new website and we have removed all the old pages (dummy pages comes with template) and blocked them via robots txt. now we keep receiving Index coverage issues warnings. Is it safe ...
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What's the difference between Google's “submit URL” tool and just having a URL on your submitted xml sitemap?

I've used Google's "submit URL" feature in hopes of getting certain URLs indexed (or updated in the index), but I'm curious if submitting the URLs you want to be indexed via the xml sitemap is ...
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Removing indexed webpages from Google [duplicate]

Google has indexed about 1100 webpages of my website. But recently I've changed most of the root urls, as a result about 700 webpages have become useless & are redirecting to 404 not found error ...