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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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Indexing Trouble [duplicate]

Few months ago I started a website, an online shop selling products. At first, indexing was very slow and then it was like a small boost, but 90% of the indexed pages are categories pages and not ...
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Google indexing Wordpress in subdirectory disallowed in robots.txt

I have a headless wordpress site just using wordpress API. My site is in the root at example.com, and wordpress live subdirectory example.com/wordpress. I set up robots.txt as follows: User-agent: *...
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Preferred method of indexing words with diacritics

I have lots of pages using foreign words, transliterated into their latin equivalent, using a vareity of diacritics. Some example of such characters: ā, ṛ, ṭ and ḥ. As for words: Vṛkṣa can be ...
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Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user for - international website

I manage a group of international websites for one brand and each country website is on a subdomain (in this format: au.website.com) My problem is that Google has excluded the country websites from ...
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Google selecting wrong canonical

This page addresses the question of duplicate content, but does not describe what I'm facing. After first encountering the Google "canonical algorithm bug" 2 months ago, I've made only a little ...
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How does googlebot indexing javascript mixed links (href & onclick on same element)

It's been about 5 years since google indexing javascript and I'm still confused about details. I read here ( Does Google perform onClick actions? ) basics. And then I know that javascript created ...
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Is anyone else seeing massive deindexes over Memorial Day weekend 2019?

Is anyone else seeing massive deindexes over Memorial Day weekend 2019? When I'm doing a site search it's saying that I have 4,500 pages indexed in Google, though on Google Search Console says 14,550....
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Invalid traffic coming from Sogou

I have not indexed my website in Sogou. I have only very less visitors. But i am getting traffic from Sogou daily. The search keyword is "site:mywebsitename" and is from China. Just visiting main page....
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UK/USA Exact Copy English Causing Error “Duplicate submitted url not set as canonical”

starting around February 25th, 2019 we have been having pages excluded from indexing for our UK website with the error "Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical". We have not had this issue ...
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Do search engines crawl links with query strings?

If I were to have a url like https://example.com/books, that contained several links to urls such as: https://example.com/books?id=foo https://example.com/books?id=bar https://example.com/books?id=...
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De-indexing microsites in Google

I need to de-index some content from Google. We have a main domain main.example.com which has listing of E-commerce products. Also, we give this for internal use to companies on their subdomain. ...
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After redirecting to canonical domain and HTTPS, Google Search Console reports most of my pages are now excluded

In Google Search Console - Coverage for one of my sites it says : Error 0 Valid with warnings 22 Valid 10 Excluded 11.1k Expanding Excluded, it's 6,000 for pages with redirect and 3,400 with a soft ...
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Do search engines index folders and subfolders regardless of pages?

I know search engines first index the main page, then follow by its links and do the same with the pages by the links as the main page before. Ok, but what about folders and subfolders? Do search ...
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Video thumbnails Issue in SERP just for Unicode URLs

I tested many times and I made sure that Google not interested to show my thumbnails of video when I have URLs with non-English characters. When I rollback canonical and internal links to English ...
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URL will be indexed only if certain conditions are met

I've got a few pages of my site that are coming up in G Webmaster Tools with errors. The pages are fully working, not restricted by noindex or robots.txt file. The pages don'r have a lot of content, ...
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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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Google Search Console Coverage Report Too Old

I'm struggling with using the new GSC, primarily my issue is with the Coverage Report being way out of date. I've tried updating and resubmitting the sitemap and various other stuff but with no ...
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Is it a good practice to make login, reset password & register page indexable?

I'm working on an audit for an ecommerce and their login, reset password and register pages are indexable in google. Is it necessary to make them index in google?
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How to stop Google from indexing my webpage? [duplicate]

I have a webpage /user/login , I want to keep it private but Google has indexed the page. I have tried lots of ways: In robos.txt, I added a new line:Disallow: /user/, added header header("Robots: ...
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Do deindexed URLs pass link juice?

I hope you're doing well. I am building some backlinks to a page of my website that is high likely to get deindexed (I have to build to that specific page) mainly because of duplicate content. Will ...
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Google is trying to index the mail.mydomain.example domain and says this is a coverage issue

I have sub domains for my domains. mail.mydomain.example, ftp.mydomain.example, etc. These sub domains are configured with the DNS server for the domains. Without doing anything on my part Google ...
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Make JavaScript Generated content appear on Search Engines, where content differs on a Single Page

I have a PWA hosted on Firebase. On the main URL, like example.com, there's a lot of content that is generated by JavaScript. At the same time, whenever someone accesses example.com/?key=value, where ...
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Will Google be able to index nested loading via AJAX

Pages on many of my websites load additional page content via AJAX calls. The page shell will load quickly for UX reasons. Then the page shell will make secondary AJAX calls to load additional ...
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Intentional duplicate content. Google indexes the wrong domain

We have a group of websites that are very similar to each other. All the websites are for the same type of business and they all have mostly the same products etc. The websites are supposed to be 90%...
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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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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 ...