Questions tagged [search-engine-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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How to solve error of referring page in google search console?

I am getting the same issue in my Website-there are 3 pages link showing in referring pages under the Coverage section. Kindly guide me if it's helpful for SEO. If not plz suggest to me how can I ...
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What is a difference in the order of “follow” and “index” in a robots meta tag?

What is the difference between <meta name="robots" content="follow, index"> and <meta name="robots" content="index, follow"> Would either create ...
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SEO on GitLab/GitHub Pages

GitLab/GitHub pages are excellent ways to host static (or SPA) application especially because the code and deployment resides in the same place. However, does the use of GitLab/GitHub pages instead of ...
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Block short URL in robots.txt

We have example.com/article-page-one/ This page has a short URL in Wordpress like this : example.com/?p=1 In this page we put short URL for users. What will happen if we block short URL? The robots....
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When I redirect a page with a 301, should I update my Sitemap immediately with the new URL?

Those pages are all indexed and rank well, so I want to be extra careful. This is my current sitemap.xml: /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-1 /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-2 /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-3 I'm setting up 301 ...
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GSC Error: “Page indexed without content”

My client's GSC is saying the home page is "indexed without content". When I inspect the URL, it says it is not on Google. Clicking further into the issue seems to indicate that some sort of ...
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Hide/clear cache of URLs on site with parameter

A site I'm managing recently had a pharm hack and while the site is cleaned, there are still indexed pages with parameters. These pages still have the spammy meta titles yet clicking through goes to a ...
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Why google crawler indexes old data of the website? [duplicate]

A month ago I updated the website with a new Title and Description (basically the whole website had been changed) but the Google crawler doesn't index these new data and continues to show the old one. ...
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Could allowing our images to be indexed hurt our web search rankings?

We are trying to solve some issues related to our SEO. When we compare ourselves to our competitors who are higher that us in SERPS, other than more backlinks (not much more), we don't see any ...
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Ahrefs reports that a page a few weeks old is ranking for few organic keywords

We recently created a web page. It's indexed on google and everything looks right when we check it through the search console but, for some reason, tools such as ahrefs and moz show there is are no ...
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SEO friendly best practice for putting id and title in different language

I know there are very similar questions like this, but I didn't find the best answerer. I have url like site.com/:id1/:id2/:id3 For having best result in SEO, someone told its better to put titles in ...
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URL is unknown to Google - Will this still be indexed?

I am cloaking my website over a site I have developed in replit, but found a way to cloak over a pre-existing domain through managing DNS records and choosing a "cloak" method. This is a ...
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How to keep crawler robots from indexing my page when there is a query string present in the URL?

I have a /products page. In that page, users may use filters to select the products they want to see. Those filters will work using query strings like: /products?brands=X,Y&size=1,2 and so on. I ...
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What should I alternatively call that URL of /books-more/ ? (SEO)

I have an Area on a Website that we're relaunching that will include Books & Other Products (like DVD's, Calendars ect.). It's the website of a bestselling author, so most of the people will look ...
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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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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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How to avoid robots from indexing pages of my app through alternate URLs?

I have this web app that is accessible through those different URLs. URL_1: www.mycustomdomain.com // THIS IS MY CUSTOM DOMAIN (PUBLIC TO THE USERS) URL_2: www.my-project.firebaseapp.com ...
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Google not indexing my webpage? [duplicate]

Two of my web pages that were published last month are not indexed by Google, although both the webpages are on sitemap and the sitemap is recently updated successfully. Other web pages that are ...
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If I remove a property from Google Search Console and re-add it few days later, will it have any future bad impact for indexation / SEO?

I made the mistake of adding a property without thinking of a few things I wanted to take care of before the final site goes live. I'm in the process of getting an SSL certificate, replacing some ...
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How to prevent a specific PDF file from being indexed by search engines in Wordpress?

In a wordpress multisite installation, I would like to block indexing of a specific pdf file using HTTP X-Robots-Tag response header using htaccess file. Any of the indications found in previous ...
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Remove a old indexed keyword from google search for a website [duplicate]

A webpage X had a text : old-text and it got indexed with this keyword old-text Now that content is removed from the page X but page is still active with different content. Still if user is searching ...
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Use XML Based Sitemap and/or Static Page Sitemap?

I have a question about which sitemap to use - XML based that is sent to Google Search Console or static HTML based sitemap that is added to the website footer. If you search "dump trucks for ...
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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 to fix Search Console error “Submitted, but not indexed” when “noindex” is intended

The Google Search Console complains, that a few thousand pages are marked as "Submitted, but not indexed" but it is correct in a way that we don't want to have these pages in the index, but ...
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Website not appearing on Bing.com: what am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

my website fails to appear on Bing. I can't figure why, although I've tried: resubmitting sitemap through Bing webmaster tools resubmitting Robots.txt through Bing webmaster tools What am I missing?
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So, what's left to do? (GSC Performance Drops) [duplicate]

As a developer, I am quite new in SEO area. I published my website 40 days ago. Before to start this goal, I read and learn much about SEO. I am still learning but actually I can not find so much ...
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Recover Google rankings after overwriting one page with another and getting the duplicate content excluded

One of our pages was on page 1 of Google for a very important keyword. Some mistake from our developer team caused a disastrous issue in indexing that page. The parent page and the child page used the ...
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Google does not index pages and defines wrong canonical

Contex I have a domain, andrasnovoszath.com which previously I redirected to another one bcdataanalytics.com. About a month ago I stopped the redirect and started to write posts on it as on a separate ...
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Why can't Google index my site? [closed]

I want Google to index a number of pages on my website, but when I request Google to index the site, it raises an error. How come? Am I doing anything wrong somewhere? The error it's throwing is a ...
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Is there something I can do to make Google index a brand new news magazine site faster?

three weeks ago I launched an online magazine. Before the launch we had been working hard to make everything perfect. So we have.... unique base content valid sitemap, dynamically updated with every ...
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Can google index site with js? [duplicate]

I want to start optimizing and SEO a website that seems render in client side. in "view page source" I just see links for CSS and Js. none of the html tags are there. Can Google index the ...
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For sitemaps, do I need to urlencode URLs with international characters?

We have urls that will contain international characters... ex: https://example.com/title/oh-wie-schön-ist-panama Do these special characters need to be URL encoded for the our sitemap for the crawlers?...
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Google Search Console lists recently added URL in excluded report but live test reports “URL is in Google”

About a week ago I added a new page and asked Google to index it using GSC. My site typically takes a couple of weeks before Google ultimately adds it to any search query results, so I'm not ...
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Image size smaller than recommended size - AMP Warning

I installed AMP version on the website and newly find out the issue which is Image size smaller than recommended size. How to solve this?
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The best practice of Article / Web 2.0 / Blog submission in off-page SEO?

I am planning for my e-commerce new project. And I am stuck at the best practices of off-page submission for Articles / Web 2.0 / Blogs. I have some questions in my mind which are as follows: Can I ...
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How do I permanently remove all deleted pages Google (only the home page should remain)?

Google seems to have many pages in its index that I deleted years ago. My site currently has only the home page at example.com/index.html. What do I do in Apache to permanently remove all those ...
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Prevent website completely from being indexed by any search engine or Crawlers for security reason?

I have a website that I wanna publish it... but for some security reason we want to make the website only accessible for those who has the link. which means prevent any kind of indexing or crawlers to ...
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Google not indexing product pages of my website [duplicate]

After many months and many changes to sitemaps/pages trying to solve the problem, Google still is not indexing the product pages of this site (link removed). Here's the sitemap i'm using (link removed)...
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My domain is not indexed on Google after a migration, while Google Search Console says it is

I have a huge indexation problem for my website fornitura-lucegas.com since I redirected it on May 2020: only 5 pages are indexed whereas it is a 16k pages website (therefore, my traffic dropped by 98%...
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Why do my two sites targeted at the same keywords never appear in the Google search result together?

I have two sites now, and had been doing Google SEO working about 6 months. One site appeared on the 1st page of google search result of target keywords. The other site also appeared for some ...
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Google Search for my site's name shows old IP address

I have a website https://ottverse.com and I am hosting it on DigitalOcean. I initially had it on a particular droplet (let's say X) for testing and X's IP-address got picked up by Google. Then, I ...
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Can I access the old version of Google Search Console to see crawling and indexing?

I remember google webmaster console had a crawl and indexing, But in new version, I couldn't find crawling or indexing. Everything is different. Can I access to old style of google console?
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PDF file has top Google search ranking—if replaced with another file with same name, are there any implications?

I have a pdf file at Website.com/file.pdf (which is a url with a top google search ranking for my keywords) I added more content to the pdf since it’s outdated. Can I simply replace the file via FTP ...
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How do I check if certain pages have been indexed?

What's the Google search to see how many pages are indexed within the search engine?
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Notify search engines on 404 pages

How to pro-actively notify search engines (Google and others) of removed pages 404s that are still indexed?
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Subdomain not appearing without writing name of main domain [duplicate]

So I have a main website, example.com. I created a subdomain for a client. Let's say it is called client.example.com. This client is a coffee shop website. I already registered it and it is indexed on ...
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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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Can i change the niche of my blog for the same domain name?

I am working on my book. But actually my interest is towards the life-lessons and motivational things and my most summaries are based on such kind of books. So now I want to change my Niche. I want to ...
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Best practice to remove a full website from Google and Bing search index

I've got a website coolevent.example.com, which I want completely removed from Google and Bing index. What is the fastest and most reliable way to get rid of it? Should I remove the website files (and ...
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Will App Universal linking improve domain ranking?

I build a mobile app. It'll have "share" button, which will be sharing link like https://example.com/share?some=thing&someother=thing... The https://example.com itself is a one-page ...

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