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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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Favicon not showing on new google search result Format [duplicate]

I tried all instructions from google forums but nothing worked. I have also added favicon on the root of website still it's not showing on the google search page.
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How to tell Google to show a webpage only in specific countries

I have a website with product information, let's say for example that the product URL is www.example.com/product. How can I tell Google that I want that product page to be shown only in specific ...
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Will “data-nosnippet” attribute work for inserted tags?

Google says that "data-nosnippet" works with div, span and section. But will it work for inserted tags? For example, will it work in this case: <div data-nosnippet> <p> Some text i want ...
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How can I created tracking redirects that are neither crawled nor indexed?

I have tracking redirects on my site. I use server-side tracking on them. They are used for things like: Advertisements Social media sharing The URLs are of the forms: /ad-click?id=12345 /...
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Can I verify a WordPress.com free site with Google Search Console?

I have created a free website at wordpress.com and I want to get it indexed in Google's search engine. I came across a video saying, you need to verify your website in "Google search console" in order ...
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How will geo-ip redirects affect which geo-targeted pages Google indexes?

We are an Indian company and have an online store. We sell in India as well as abroad. The products are sold at different prices in India and abroad and there are two site versions for Indian prices ...
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How to deindex an URL with specific parameter?

While I was doing an audit of my website SEO, I found a warning for a page that is most of the time blank. Basically, this page serves for storing articles for visitors who would like to read their ...
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Why is my noindex tag not working?

I've implemented a no index tag in my staging website header because I've realized it was being indexed. But when we run this page in screaming frog or this tool here to verify the noidex is present ...
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Google shows “General HTP error” fetching sitemap and no pages indexed from my site

I am working on a project that just rebranded. Using Google Search Console I am getting some weird errors. Despite my sitemap_index.xml and robot.txt working properly, google cannot seem to fetch it ...
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How does the google search 'verbatim' option work? [closed]

I know what it does (finding original content), but what I wish to know is if two pages are the same how is determined what is the original one ?
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SEO effects of redirecting from top level country domain to subdirectories on gTLD

I am developing a website which has 6-7 translations, the client owns the top level domain (.fr, .de, etc.) and wants to use these domains to direct users to the gTLD subfolder. I will be using ...
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Is there any advantage to naming the home page: homepage.php?

For a while now I have been redirecting my index.php page to homepage.php for the sake of my home page actually having homepage as the filename. A disadvantage I am seeing in Google Search Console ...
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Using `noindex` for recently purchased domain we are migrating to

We recently purchased the .com version of our domain. So we are migrating from oursite.org to oursite.com, but this will take several weeks. The site was previously indexed, and a Google search ...
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Can I be notified when Google indexes a web page (either mine or a competitor's)?

Is there a way to be notified by Google (or someone else) when Google indexes a new page on a website? I have a few websites that I want to keep track of and be notified when they add new products ...
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The website is facing a Japanese keyword hack issue. What to do? [duplicate]

We are currently facing a Japanese keyword hack issue on our website (https://example.com/). The issue is faced on 25-11-2019 when we got the mail that shows someone is the new google search console ...
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Why would Google Search Console report many times more indexed URLs than a Screaming Frog crawl finds?

I've just crawled my website in Screaming Frog and I have around 6K Internal URLs and 4K external URLs. Then I looked in GSC and saw that Google indexed 50K pages. How is that possible?
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Prevent Google from indexing images

I have a site where all my images are stored in a specific folder, for example /images/984728176386375837629856e.png but I don't want this page to appear on the SERP. Can I disable the indexing of the ...
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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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If a web crawler get a 404 error, will it not index that url?

Say I have a page page.example.com/page. In my (python) server, you only get served html if you are logged in, which you can do at page.example.com/login. If you aren't logged in, the server responds ...
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Can a JS redirect to a not found page work in place of a real 404?

I need assistance with some issues on a Big Commerce site. To preface, it is not my site and the IT team has a complex technology stack being utilized to build the site. The issue is that adding an ...
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How can I stop pagination URLs from getting indexed? [duplicate]

I want to prevent pagination URLs from being crawled or indexed anywhere. When I check site:example.com, the search results looks like this. /blog/page/69/ /blog/page/55/ I have not listed this ...
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How to check if a page is indexed for getting a backlink from it?

I have been creating backlinks for a website for the last 2 months. However, I am unable to see any improvement in rankings. How can I check before creating a link on any website, whether or not ...
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In a sitemap, should I update the lastmod tag of a url based on the text content or html content? [duplicate]

Imagine I have this blogging / ecommerce website with 1000 posts / products. And I've built a sitemap for it, which is dynamically generated. Basically it's a list with a bunch of <url> and <...
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Why might “fetch as Google” be taking longer to index submitted pages than it used to for my site?

I am not new to webmaster tools. I have long used "fetch as Google" to index my pages within 5 minutes. I don't know what happened to the index timing, but it is taking much longer now. Is anyone ...
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Google has more than 500k cached indexes of my ex website. How can I remove them? [duplicate]

My client's ex website was full of copy-pasted news and the website's reputation was 0. Also, he wanted to get rid of Wordpress, so we re-developed his website and did not use old data. But Google's ...
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Move a site from a subdomain of another domain when we won't be able to obtain a redirect

Good morning, I'd appreciate if you guys could help me with a situation I have at the moment with the company I work in. We're an online newspaper focused in Technology articles, so have our own ...
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Recover from an SEO report with lots of issues or start over with a site that hasn't yet been found by search engines?

I am hosting an unhealthy WP site from which I was only supposed to receive the theme. Instead it includes content that I foolishly corrected rather than restructuring the site for SEO and friendly UI....
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Proper way to avoid Google from indexing wordpress attachment pages

I recently noticed that the attachment pages of my friend's website appears in Google search. I applied the Yoast plugin solution to redirect those pages to post itself but I want to guarantee that ...
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Display only the Post title by avoiding site name?

I am using wordpress. How i can remove the site name from search result. I want to show just the title of my post. Below is an example.
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Google Search Console reports my site is only appearing in the search results for 8 keywords

Google Search Console is only showing 8 keywords in the search analytics report. It's been more than two months since last keyword appear there. I want to know the reason why that report isn't listing ...
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Do search engines consider the length of longer percent-encoded URLs or shorter non-English character URLs for SEO?

Do search engines consider the length of non-English characters or do they consider the length of percentage-encoded characters for an SEO score? For example: http://example.com/%d8%b1%d9%88%d8%b3%...
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Is it OK for SEO to remove 10 of 16 translations of our site in subdirectories?

Our website has 16 different languages, each in a subdirectory. hreflang is not implemented. We are now trying to redesign the website and we want 6 languages to be active. The rest of the languages ...
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How can I indexing sitemap my website?

I want to optimize the sitelink on my website through the search console / webmaster I want when searching on Google that appears are certain menus. for example menus, a, menu b and menu c I am ...
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Suddenly falling google search ranking [duplicate]

I registered my site a month ago, and appeared in google search result of focused keyword. The ranking is not so bad, my site placed in 4th~5th page when google results have 9~10 pages. But after 1 ...
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Remove hacked url from google index not working

I keep getting hacked url's index by google when i type site:mydomain.com.au My site was hacked previously (was using wordpress). Now it uses JavaScript (React/Node) and built from scratch and hosted ...
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Why is Google indexing our robots.txt file and showing it in search results?

For some reason, Google is indexing the robots.txt file for some of our sites and showing it in search results. See screenshots below. Our robots.txt file is not linked from anywhere on the site ...
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Why new type of schema-markup caused links get unindex in google search engine? [closed]

My question is about the type of schema markup. Here is my website which is a dictionary. from the first until 2 weeks ago, the type of my website (in schema markup) was specified as dataset. 2 ...
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Remove internal indexed pages from Google search

I received a Wordpress site created as a one-page site. The site has a menu to access different blocks with an url hash: example.com/#about-as. The problem is that Google indexed different contents, ...
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My site is indexed. Why does Search Console not reflect that?

There is only one page is indexed, and it is the homepage. Yet, it seems that my site is indexed successfully, tested by searching for random excerpts. There is google / organic entry in my Google ...
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Will removing a Google Search Console property remove the site Google's index?

I removed property (website) from Google Search Console. The purpose was to remove the website from the search engine results. Will it do that?
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Google live test can't load AngularJS XHR resources due to CORS policy

I implemented my website using AngularJs, It works correctly on any browsers and locations I've tested. Although they claimed that Google Search Engine sees exactly what modern browsers display, my ...
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Removed development subdomain still listed in Google site: search after several months

When building websites I always do this on a test domain. This domain was subdomain of the main one. Now I have an issue. I forgot to make sure that bots wouldn't crawl the web page while developing. ...
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How can I submit my site to other search engines?

I just want to add my site to other search engines like aol, ask, duckduckgo etc. My site is ready to be indexed but I am facing problems in order to index it in other search engines. How can I do ...
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How to test multiple Sitemap.xml file?

Is there a way to test multiple sitemap.xml file? Validation works fine, Google is accepting all sub files, but "Server response check" in Yandex is returning "Document contains no text". By the ...
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How do I tell Google to ignore an entire fourth level wildcard subdomain with several sites?

I have multiple servers which host several sites, some of them being QA environments. Unfortunately, Google has found its way to some of them, and it is displaying results which are in fact competing ...
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Some links are indexable and some others are not when they are all created equal, why?

I'm trying to create a sitemap. I'm using the Screaming Frog software, but I think that this can be achieved in different ways with other software as well. My links are generated with different ...
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Limit search engines to indexing just one domain when multiple domains share the same web server and document root

I have multiple domains listening on same ports and sharing same document root. This is a limitation of my hosting provider that lets me have multiple domains for my GSuite mail routing without using ...
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How to remove bulk urls from google index

I have URLs indexed by Google and I want to remove them from indexing. I found that I can use bulk remove option by providing a CSV file including all indexed URLs to Google Search Console. I have ...
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Does blocking URL parameters in Google Search Console remove pages from index?

In GSC there is a possibility of telling Google how to deal with URL parameters. Google suddenly started to index 600k+ URLs with parameters on our website. I have set the parameter in GSC as ...
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Robots.txt, php.ini, .htaccess, etc

This will be my first website, so I am completely new to all of this. I cannot seem to find an answer anywhere, as to whether or not I should disallow configuration files like /php.ini or hidden ...