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Questions tagged [search]

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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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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All pages excluded: Alternate page with proper canonical tag

I can see all my pages on my website are Excluded from indexing with Google Search Console and marked as: "Alternate page with proper canonical tag". All pages, except the main domain. I wonder does ...
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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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When I search for a 301 redirected domain Google shows a message from GoDaddy rather than following the 301 redirect

I have a domain name registered at Godaddy. I also have a website that I created at Google Sites. I forward the URL to go to the Google Site. I did this using the Godaddy Domain Manager Forwarding ...
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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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How to verify all four variants of the URL to Google Search Console for Shopify?

How to verify all four variants of the URL to Google Search Console for Shopify? I have a main variant with www. It's conected with the Analitycs (this one shows the data), but Google Search Console ...
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Does it help SEO to search the website using “keywords site:domain”?

When search on Google, I can add "site:mydomain" as suffix, does it help SEO? It should mean to tell Google my site contains this keywords, and Google will create index to link to my site, right?
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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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Noticing a lot of crawl errors in Google Search Console for pages that never existed on our site

I recently began work on an existing Wordpress website that was extensively revamped 3 months ago. https://thedoctorwithin.com. I'm a bit new to Wordpress, so I thought I should reach out to some of ...
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Multi-regional site, same language - Google penalization [duplicate]

Let's suppose there is a company "acme", that ships products world-wide. They have multiple sites, for example there is a site for Australia - acme.com.au and a site for UK - acme.co.uk. Both sites ...
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The word 'behance' appears instead of my title in Google search results

I've just noticed that when I search for articles on my website in Google, the name of my website has been replaced with 'behance'. I have no idea who/what 'behance' is and how to correct this ...
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Is there any way to restore a deleted Google Webmasters property?

We have a situation that, when our client created a new "https" property under Google webmaster, he accidentally deleted the existing "http" property which had a good ranking. Since then (looks like) ...
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Single, Static Page Ranking on Google Search [duplicate]

So, I made myself a single static webpage hosted on AWS to populate my own domain. Since I don't have much to share with the internet, I decided to design the page as if it was my business card (link ...
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Indexed pages dashboard: New or old, which is correct?

There is a discrepancy between the data in my "Index" dashboard in the new search console versus the old one and I am not sure which I should believe. Plausibly of more concern, the old one shows a ...
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Why does Google Analytics report higher “organic search” on days with lots of Reddit referrals?

The following data comes from Google Analytics. Site is new. The site gets a traffic spike when published on Reddit, along with the traffic increase comes the "organic search" increase. Then when the ...
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HTTP 403 error (Forbidden) URLs not accessible

I have a domain that has "fallen off a cliff" for searches in Google. Searches that used to be in position 1-4 are now gone from page 1. In reviewing Google Webmaster Tools, I am seeing two problems: ...
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How should I deal with Search page for SEO [duplicate]

A website I'm building has a product search page with many options. Name, size, category, etc. Currently the url is search.php and the GET string (when the user submits the form) effectively just ...
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Google change of address: from (site1.com and site2.com) to (newsite.com/1 and newsite.com/2)

I'm trying to tell Google that I'm merging two sites into one, with the following URLs: site1.com to newsite.com/1 site2.com to newsite.com/2 I already set 301s to the relevant pages of newsite.com ...
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SEO for new Site [duplicate]

So, newly created website, in order to optimize for Google (apart from off site and on site general tags, link buildings and so on), just to make Google recognize our website, would it be enough to ...
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Why does Google Search Console think failed searches should return 404?

I have recently been getting a lot of errors in Google Search Console saying that my search page has a lot of soft 404s, because whenever it enters a search term into my site that returns no results, ...
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How does Google Chrome determine URL patterns for Site Search?

I have recently started monitoring my site jujubuy.com on Google Webmasters Tools. I have added codes to generate JSON-LD based structured data for Sitelinks Searchbox. I've supplied correct URL ...
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Will URLs that search my database hurt search engine visibility?

I have a tool on my site made for searching a database. By default, the tool is located at example.com/databasesearch One thing you can search by are tags. If you select a tag to search by, it ...
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Any recommendation after Google site search got discontinued? [closed]

Google has discontinued sale/renewal of the Google Site Search since Apr 1 2017. The product will be completely shut down by April 1, 2018. Source: https://enterprise.google.com/search/products/gss....
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Main Domain & Subfolders to Main Domain and Subdomains (Search Console)

Hi want to know we launch a new redesign of site (multi regional) we went from one main domain and subfolders to main domain and subdomains, question is in search console, do I delete the main site ...
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Google Search Console - Scan Request does not work

I have a problem with Google's Search Console. When I "Fetch as Google" and status is Complete, I click on "Request Indexing", fill in the Captcha and Submit. Nothing happens after i click on Submit,...
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Google Search Console suddenly reports “no data available” instead of the usual 800 backlinks

My client Website has 800+ back links to his website from different domains. Suddenly one morning Google Search Console showed no data available in links to my site and internal links. I usually ...
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Google showing wrong url in search results

I host a site on mediatemple and for some reason google is showing the wrong url on the search results page. It's even stranger because the url looks like this: w.example.com. The url it shows is of ...
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How to make Google index users posts when there are no direct links and the posts are loaded with infinite scroll?

In a website that has posts system similar to Facebook, where the user has option to: Keep his posts private (needs login to view) Make them public (anyone can see them) In case #2 I want to allow ...
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How to fix xml and php live search [closed]

Hi i have been wondering on how to make a live search on my movie website and im trying to do it without a database. So i decided to go with php and xml. These are my code so far. please help me fix ...
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Google Confused (Two Sites on One Server)

I have two sites / domains (https://www.pcfixes.com & https://www.flcleaner.com) on same server. Having tweaked the nginx profiles for both sites, I believe Gbot went on PCfixes.com and was ...
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How do I track internal search analytics in Google Analytics for a separate specific, non-site search

We're currently using Google Analytics to track internal site search. Query parameter in View settings for this is set to 'q' as results are returned as '/search?q=publications'. This works well and ...
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Using URL without query parameter for Sitelinks Searchbox?

All the examples I see to attempt to gain a search box in sitelinks in the SERPs use a target URL that has a URL parameter like so: https://example.com/search?q={search-string} Can any URL be used ...
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Google Image Search View Image Redirect

If you Google site:fansshare.com, select an image then click "View image" you won't go directly to the image ex: http://www.fansshare.com/image.jpg. Instead, they have it setup so you are redirected ...
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Wrong details from Google searches

I manage a university website. and when you try to search for "top universities in the Philippines" it will show the wrong logo and the wrong website. but it shows the name of our university and the ...
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SEO & Google Search for a Small, Self-Hosted Blog

I am thinking of changing my domain name and here is why - how does this search in google getbounds jekyll turfjs not list this url https://getbounds.com/slides/neohio-gis-2016-leaflet-jekyll-...
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“This site may be hacked” google result on Wordpress page [closed]

My problem is that when I search for my site on google (a Wordpress page), it shows the correct web address, but clicking the link redirects to a site selling Windows keys. However, if I actually ...
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What metrics would be useful to A/B test site search

We are trying to implement new type of instant search to our e-commerce. Our present search has lots of filters like price, category, review etc. What kind of metrics would you use to analyse if it ...
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Hiding search pages via robots.txt

I have full text search engine installed on my site, accessible from URL like /search/<search-query>, and search landing in /search, containing large "Search" button and some popular tags. Do I ...
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YouTube Videos: Google returns non-existant meta description and different keywords

I was doing some research for a client and came upon some strange results. I did a search in google videos and it returned 2 very strange results. Why are they strange? The video results in question ...
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Rich snippet stars back then disappeared again?

I have been trying to get Rich Snippets to work on my site for a long while now and the other day my prayers seemed to be answered as at 40 reviews, we seemed to have re-gained our star privilege. ...
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What is the next step of creating a Django website after “startproject mySite”? [closed]

I would like to start web designing using django! but Whenever i type "django-admin.py startproject mySite" in cmd this code popup through notepad, Then what should I do? #!c:\users\crepin\envs\...
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Images not being shown in Google Image Search after redesign

We launched a new website design late February and since then 99% of our large product images do not show up on Google Image Search. We monitored the Image impressions after the launch of the new ...
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Which HTTP/HTTPS www/no-www versions should be registered in Search Console when using Cloudflare Flexible SSL [duplicate]

I have a question about the use of Cloudflare Flexible SSL and the settings in Google Search Console. Say I use Flexible SSL on my website example.com. I have wrote a redirect from http to https in ...
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site only appears with none spaced searched term on google [duplicate]

Okay about 4 months ago my website was launched fishinginorlando.com it finally got up on bing and landed fairly well on page 1 and page 2 of very difficult Landings due to competition. It landed page ...
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search from Domain name , results showing lower case Title

Search from a domain name, results in showing title in lower case (although this is not the page title been given). Example: jw building services (jwbuildingservices.com) Is it possible to make ...
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How to determine if I should hide a page from search robots

We have hundreds of duplicates detected on our site but, these pages are not actually duplication's, they're just really thin content. Our site is an eCommerce site and these are product pages but ...
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Do search engines treat the new themed top-level domains the same as historical gTLDs?

Since the new themed top-level domains (e.g. .photo, .club) surfaced online, I have rarely seen them in the search results. I know that some businesses use these new gTLDs, but it seems that ...