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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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Removing old webpages from google index [duplicate]

I have completly remade a website 6 months ago. The pages of the old website still compare in the search results and when they are accessed they return 404. I can't remove these pages from the index. ...
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Git hub repository pages inside the nested folder are not ranking [duplicate]

I have a git hub repository for hackerrank solutions which is ranking very well. Here is the link- https://github.com/Java-aid/Hackerrank-Solutions My repository is ranking well if someone searches ...
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Can I prevent loading some HTML body and head in PWA when javascript is enabled?

We have restricted resource and we can not use server side technology in our website.We are using PWA technology.What is our solution to pages indexed correctly in Google? Can we load some head tags ...
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JavaScript rendered translated versions of pages not indexed separately

My app serves local content from separate subdomains. eg: fr.example.com serves content for french users, www.example.com for global etc. The content on the page is javascript rendered. if I check ...
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Google Indexing a Page I am Working On

I have a few web pages that I am working on. The pages will be ready to be added to a navigation in about a month. Well, Google is already indexing those pages even though they are not ready to be ...
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Google selected canonical overwriting non-duplicate translated pages in another language

Google is ignoring the canonicals & hreflangs for perfectly valid and non-duplicate content Originally the url after language (/de/ or /en/) were the same so I localised those parts as well but ...
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How to remove indexed pages from google effectively

My site was getting traffic and it was on the rise, then I added https and somewhere in that time I also created tons of extra link for google to crawl, thinking this will increase traffic in those ...
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Multiple domains one site indexing issues

I have a site with multiple domains pointed to it as aliases. For example: abc.com (main domain) def.com ghi.com All are pointed to the same server hence whatever on abc.com appears on def.com & ...
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Index Bloat Killing my Site SEO

I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution. For two months now in the middle of turning my site from a Lifestyle blog to a book-oriented blog and had to delete over ...
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URL Unreachable/Unable to Index [duplicate]

I have 4 links that are marked with "Submitted URL has crawl issue" on my WordPress site. Each of them don't return anything when I run "fetch as google" and "View as search result", but through ...
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Indexing Issue on our UK. site [duplicate]

We have noticed an indexing issue with our uk. (uk.example.com) site. We have noticed that our site is dropping off Google SERP's and it seems to be after Google started to change the URL's over from ...
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Why Google search console shows wrong SERP position for keywords and pages?

google search console data shows lots of 1st positions for example but when I check it really in google SERP by my self manually, I see its wrong. Can anyone know what is the reason and how I can ...
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Is Google Limiting indexed pages per website? [duplicate]

hello i have up and running website for 3 months and for some reason i noticed that webmaster shows it indexing < 250. i read some where that new domains with no history and backlinks have near ...
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How to push google to update data about what I recently change in my page?

I change my page title and meta desc, and also change indexability status to index. Should I wait till google crawl again or change by itself? or I can notify google that I change something and ...
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Upper/lower case ranking problem in Google - How to remove in Webmasters?

I have only this single URL on my website: https://www.aadseducation.com/isms-lead-auditor-training/details Previously, this URL because of a mistake done by developer, Google started ranking the ...
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How to get Google to de-index all the old URLs that now return 404 status?

We are working on a website which has changed all their URLs. Right now, whenever people search on Google, the old URLs appear in the search results are not working. The URLs show 404 errors. The ...
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Get the pdf doc url indexed [duplicate]

I have a URL to a PDF document which I uploaded to the public_html/docs folder. How do I get search engines to index this link and PDF document? When I submit the URL to the search console it does ...
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Brand name is an otherwise unused acronym however Google only ranks my site when searched with an added space

How does google index website names? I'd like my website to appear in Google search like this: Yet when we search by the full name without any spaces, Google is completely clueless. Only when we ...
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How do I make dynamic pages powered by WordPress Search filter pro SEO friendly?

I have a website which offers different services in different places. So I have a search page that filters services and places. I use wordpress CMS and Search filter pro plugin. My urls are something ...
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Google Indexing API not Indexing my URL's

We just call this url almost 12 hour back using php google indexing api to index our url in Google Search ( Not in Google for Jobs ) and i got 200 response code https://www.yuvajobs.com/government-...
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How to tell bots to forget a website and reindex it from scratch

I was wondering if there was anything I could add to robots.txt or sitemap to tell bots to completely forget everything they know about a website and index it from scratch? Context: After replacing a ...
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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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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 ...