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Search is used to look through a body of data, usually text, to find particular results that match some set of criteria.

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How should I choose which URLs I want indexed to include in my sitemap?

I am working on a sitemap. I have read it should contain the URLs that you want indexed by Google. But which pages do I want indexed? It seems to me that makes sense to index pages such as the root ...
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Google Search Console error: Alternate page with proper canonical tag

The content of my site is completely unique, but for a few days now, Google has been showing an error for some pages of the site that have good rankings: Alternate page with proper canonical tag The ...
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Google test results html is different from view source html

When I see page html in google test rich results I see SearchAction and WebSite attributes in Rendered Html and there is an error about it. 'SearchAction' object must be nested inside a 'WebSite' ...
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Does Googlebot crawl JS or JSON inside an HTML page?

My Google Search tool is complaining about certain URLs it found on my site. These are intentionally unusable URLs; I'm not using them in any links. Think of them as unused meta-data. A) In one ...
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Googlebot crawls but doesn't fetch pages [duplicate]

I've been seeing a surge in the number of "Crawled - currently not indexed" pages in search console recently. Screenshot below: When I look in detail to URLs one by one, I see that some of ...
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Why is my US Google rank so low in countries other than the UK?

My rank in Google in the UK is now 12. Which compared to the 18-20 it has been for years is much nicer. However this is only for the UK - I asked a few people on Facebook who reside in the US to do ...
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Acquired domain name linked to bad reputation on search engines due to previous owner

If a example.com is purchased, but has a history of fraud or some other heinous crime by its previous owners, such that search engine results show 10 pages and more of complaints from defrauded ...
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what is the difference between “allow: /” and “disallow:” in robots.txt? [duplicate]

I know how robots.txt works but I am confused at one point, the point is what is the difference between these two, I know that they have the same function but which one is more valid than the other, ...
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I appear to be completely invisible on google despite their search console claiming that I am indexed [duplicate]

I recently put the site for my web design business up on google. It's been online for about two weeks and according to Google Search Console, has been indexed several times. Despite this, I can only ...
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Preserve rankings of moved page while reusing old URL for a different purpose

We are relaunching a large Website, mainly a redesign, but also changing the URL-Structure for SEO- and Structure-Reasons. Now we have a strongly ranking page, say with the URL: https://example.com/...
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Google Search Console reports error for 'noindex' tag on sitemap

My sitemap is dynamically generated by Yoast SEO WordPress plugin, and is returned with noindex. I submitted the sitemap URL to Google Search Console, but it reports an error: Submitted URL marked ‘...
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Search Results Using Faceted Navigation

We sell specialized trucks and heavy equipment. Our website uses faceted navigation for users to narrow their search and find specific equipment. We are trying to get google to show search results of ...
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Does The Name Of The Subdomain Affect SEO

I want to ask if the name of a subdomain can affect search engine optimization (SEO) I am making a tech website like cnet.com and also adding a downloads page like download.cnet.com , which will have ...
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How do I identify and block a bot from my site?

In Google Analytics I can see that I started getting traffic to one page on my site, which is /search. It is as if a bot is visiting the site, entering "" in the search bar and pressing ...
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What to do if I have different title and description for the same URLin SERP? [duplicate]

I am facing a similar problem. I have to snippet details for the same URL means different title and different description for search keyword "PPC agency Dubai" and "pay per click" ...
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How can you determine organic search engine keywords that result in conversions?

When using paid search, Google reports the keywords searched in the query-string so a webmaster can identify the ROI for individual keyword. For unpaid organic search is there any way to correlate the ...
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Google Search Console not showing proper other pages results (they are indexed)

i have a website and than i have a wordpress blog in /blog route of that site they are kind of independent for now since i havent done any internal linking on them so i created this new post n my blog ...
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Google is showing a short title in the mobile results taken from the navigation menu rather than using the page title

We found out that Google shows different site titles on the SERP depending on whether the search happens on mobile or desktop (see images below). We set the title tag to be "Rise above mundane ...
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How to track site search without query parameters in the URL?

I want to be able to track the site searches, but the site search on my site is not a dynamic search. Users can’t just type and enter the search button. They have to click on a pre-set result that ...
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Is there any effect if I canceled a site move in Google search console and reconfigured it again?

I have used the move tool in google console to move from site A to site B But I didn't get any effect for 6 months! Also, this notification does not appear at the top of the property!although it ...
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Unpublishing content from google index

How do I unpublish content from my old site from google index database to prevent it from duplicating on my new domain name.
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How can i submit our website in AOL search engine?

How can I submit our website in the AOL search engine?
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External links and effect on SEO: how can we link to relevant posts?

I have a website that wants to link to a 1000+ pages on my website (because they are all pages that extend the information on his website), but we are both afraid that this might have a negative ...
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Benefit of using pretty urls on search results with content Noindex?

Google doesn't want thin content like search results pages to be indexed. So I use noindex on all those search results on my website. Then is there a benefit using pretty urls like below. https://...
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Ramifications of Deleting an Owner on Google Search Console

Are there any ramifications to deleting an owner inside a property's search console account? For example: would the property lose entries made by that owner? If so, any guidance on how to remove ...
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Search Console Shows “Indexed, Not Submitted in Sitemap” while The URL is actually in Sitemap

I encountered this problem with search console. It is showing Indexed but not submitted in sitemap when the URL is actually present in the website. What is going on?
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Favicon is not being Showing under Mobile Google Search Result (Using Clodflair)

I already tried all instructions from google regarding favicon. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9290858?hl=en One of our sites is under cloudflare and our favicon is not being Showing ...
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Why would my Iranian website only appear in search results outside Iran?

I have a shopping site in Iran, but when I search in Google, it won't come up in the search results. The only way I can find the site at all in Google from inside Iran is after a long search in image ...
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How do i add custom fields in google search results?

I want to display custom fields like how search results pointing to wikipedia. For example, try searching Tesla on Google and check the search results, One of the search is like this, See the ...
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Are anchor tags an option to index lazy loaded images?

I am using a gallery that has lazy loading implemented. Only the thumb images are indexed by Google, the large images are not. Functionality, for context: Many thumbs are displayed, when a thumb is ...
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Not able to submit a sitemap in the Search Console

I run a few sites and one client mentioned that their web traffic has gone down and that their home page is no longer listed on Google. The site has been running for 10 years with no issues. I ...
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Ask Google to remove thousands of pages from its index after cleaning up from hacked site

I've had my website hacked. I have cleaned it and searched google site:example.com and made a list of all the results. Removed the actual links that are OK and made a list of the ones in the format of ...
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Does Google limit how much traffic it sends to a domain via search results?

I've started to notice that I seem to get a set amount of results sent to me via Google search. On an average day, certain pages will get consistent hits from search results. Whenever I post something ...
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How does SEO relates to a website's search [closed]

I have a website which uses search. I'm curious how do the search results on my website get indexed by engines like google. E.g. you can type in google "LinkedIn Apple Inc" or "Facebook Apple Inc" and ...
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Does an image post or a text post have a better chance of ranking in Google?

if I create two posts ,one is with the full-page image with alt tag and title tag and another one with full text-based, which post will rank in search engines such as (Google, Yahoo, Bing)? I know ...
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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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Irrelevant post and review on my website

Reviews and post from customers for a juice center are getting posted in the Google maps which aren't relevant to my business profile. The juice center is below my office apartment. Please assist how ...
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Google selects one unrelated page as Canonical for many other pages, blocking our pages from indexing

Since start of April, we have many pages such as: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=directcore for which Google continues to select this page as canonical: https://www.example.com/index.pl?page=...
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More than one version of my site is indexed, is this normal? [duplicate]

SSL cert is set to force HTTPS - but i can’t seem to set it so the only version that is accessible is secure WWW version. I’ve added all 4 versions to search console. I also submitted a sitemap for ...
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How do I access an entire website list that is continually generated when scrolling? [closed]

I am trying to acquire all the information from a list of songs on ranker, however as I keep scrolling down new songs appear in an ever growing list, as the name suggests its a voting website so I am ...
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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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Google Search Console still shows clicks on the HTTP site years after moving to HTTPS

After switch to https, traffic isn't showing in Analytics says: Google Webmaster Tools treats HTTP and HTTPS as different properties. Hence you will get traffic on both for sometime, where ...
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Move from HTTP to HTTPS and crawling requests

I have moved my web site from http to https, http is fully redirected to https and they are identical in content. I have added both properties to Google Search Console, when I ask Google for crawl (...
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Why Google officially to end some old search console features? [closed]

Here are some of the upcoming changes in Search Console that google planning on making towards end of March, 2019: Crawl errors in the new Index Coverage report Sitemaps data in Index Coverage Using ...
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Search site by two possible abbreviation combinations - with space and without

I have a case where company name is registered as abbrevation, lets call it KUBER. But first two letters represent names of two founders so the client wishes that website will be found on search ...
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One site, multiple domains pointing to one CDN, search console questions

My company currently has one main domain abc.com which is pointed to a CDN server using CNAME. However for our affiliates we have multiple domains that are pointed to the same CDN server using CNAME ...
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Recently Google Search Console reported some amp errors when I have not AMP applied in my website at all!

Recently Google Search Console reported amp errors. There's no amp applied in my website at all. How is that possible? Check the screenshot below:
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Google displaying business for search terms related to a totally different business

Google is displaying our business for searches related to a totally different business. We display for the terms "next lincoln, next opening times" & emrsh says we get a lot of traffic from these ...
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What's the best practice (from SEO perspective) to remove pages from your website

Removing products from Shopify resulted in 404 when google kept redirecting traffic to indexed links which resulted in gradual drop in the site ranking as well as organic traffic. Right now we're ...
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Creating search form with Bootstrap and Perlfect

I have built a website using Bootstrap v4.0.0-beta. I want to add the ability to search the site. I am attempting to use a script called Perlfect Search 3.37. Though it hasn't been updated in a while ...

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