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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 speed of 500k+ pages site

I am reaching out for some guidance regarding the Google Search Console (GSC) indexing of my website. I launched this site about a month ago, and I'm encountering some challenges with Google's ...
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Getting indexed on Google from mysql database [closed]

I have a website that sells 100,000 items. The item data is stored in a mysql database. So, there aren't 100,000 html files on my site. Therefore, google can't see them. I read that the solution to ...
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How to remove a deleted subdomain website from Google Search?

I made a website in the past on my website's subdomain. But when I saw that all the posts and pages on that subdomain became indexed in Google Search, I was shocked. I didn't want the subdomain to be ...
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Should I index user-generated content (UGC) products on my website or not? Should I add them to the sitemap?

We are a marketplace and our users introduce their products on our website through seller panels. In other words, these contents are user-generated content (UGC). Considering that the introduced ...
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Google's Webmaster mobile usability test says my page is not usable, while pagespeed says it is!

I have this one page on my website, where google search console is claiming it's not usable on a mobile device. it even delivers a screenshot demonstrating a half-baked website, where the main image ...
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Multiple Images in the Article, but Only 1 Image Is Showing in the SITEMAP

there are multiple images in my posts but the sitemap is showing only 1 image, will it affect the indexing of my image in Google? We use rank math plugin for sitemap. How can I fix this
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Google discovered pages from my sitemap, but none are indexed [duplicate]

I've recently put a new site online. I've written content for it and created a sitemap. I submitted it to Google thinking that would be it, but it's been a couple of weeks and the site's pages still ...
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How to allow indexing images for Favicon only?

Generally I like to disallow search engines to index images on my site. There is one exception to this: I like the Google Favicon Bot to index images in order to show the icon in search results. I am ...
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Technical SEO: 8 month old site still is NOT indexed

Around 8 months ago, I launched a new website. I wrote about 200 articles for the website to get complete topical authority about the subject. Now 8 months later, I would expect to start seeing some ...
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how to tell google to not use a DIV with product suggestions as the catalog-search resultt

How to let google know, the content in a div is not the main content of this page? abstract example of my catalog-page: Users search for "sports car", my website displays "sports cars&...
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Why site:example.com doesn't give the same amount of results in incognito mode

Did you ever tried to search on Google site:domain.example on incognito mode? I am never getting the same amount of results than when I am doing it in normal mode. Sometimes more, sometimes less, do ...
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Even after setting 301 redirect on firebase hosting, Google Search Console displays 301 redirect error

I am using firebase hosting. At first, i used default domains but now i have changed it to custom domain. Now i changing address in google search console for the default domain but i am getting the ...
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Does google index lazy-loaded images?

I am using React and the library react-lazy-load-image-component I do show LazyImages on top of the page but I notice that google is not indexing most of those images. They do index them sometime, but ...
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Why is Google is crawling unsupported languages?

In the Google Search Console, under Indexing's "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" error section - there are many links that are being crawled that are not supported. I have recently ...
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My page does not get indexed after months [duplicate]

I went live with my website (using WordPress) about 2 months ago and almost every page is not yet Google indexed, except for 2 somewhat useless pages (ex. one is a page not yet completed showing "...
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Sitemap indexing

I recently started working for e-commerce website and I noticed their website was missing a Sitemap. They sell more than 10 million titles and google indexed only 200 pages when I checked in google ...
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My website can not searched with Google, but works fine with other search engine [duplicate]

My website has been published for a year and I have set a title and description tags but they don't work. According to the document guidelines, I found that the website has been included by Google, ...
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Why is Google not Indexing most of my pages it found? [duplicate]

When I visit search console, it shows 5 indexes pages and 18 pages not index. But no error whatsoever. Why is google not indexing my pages? Where can I get more information about why it's not being ...
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How to protect data on a website from indexing and inclusion to machine learning or LLMs training data?

I'm supporting a larger web database that contains many hundreds of articles with consumer grade and technical tests of hardware and electronics. Our policy has always been to provide open access to ...
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How to properly block indexing my admin subdomain?

I have a website hosted on https://admin.example.com. However, the public website displayed is on this sub-directory : https://www.example.com/website/ For technical reasons, we cannot install it or ...
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Duplicate without user-selected canonical with Google Sites and custom domain

Got an issue with my Google Site for which I have registered a custom domain name (and Google, through the Search console, recognizes me as the owner). The problem is that Google considers the ...
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Google does not index my main page [duplicate]

I was trying to index the main page of my site but it is not successful because I have a url with noindex and some redirected pages. Why is this influencing the main url ?
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Why is Google indexing the title and description of my site in English instead of Portuguese?

When I look for my website (in Portuguese, my language), Google shows me the title and description of the page in English and they appear to have indexed the Portuguese URL. Why is this happening? I ...
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Google flags my dynamic product pages as duplicate content

My dynamic product pages are marked as duplicate content by Google (Internal duplicate). They are structurally similar, but present different information about each product (price, description, image.....
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Last modified / recently published

I have a betting tips website so the content relevance period is very short. I and competitors publish content usually within 16-28 hours before the event. So, my website is usually ranked top 2 for ...
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negative keywords for on-page optimization?

I have frequently used negative keywords in a PPC environment. However, I'm curious if anyone has pursued applying negative keywords organically for additional on-page optimization. For general ...
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Bing and DuckDuckGo have suddenly stopped indexing my website

Until a month or two ago Bing and DuckDuckGo were returning search engine results for my website. I've just realised that this is no longer the case. Worse, neither can even find my website when I ...
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Does domain history affect indexing?

I bought this domain in March without knowing that it had some past records dating back to 2019. The Wayback Machine didn't show anything, but later I noticed some links in Search Console. Semrush ...
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Blog posts not getting index in google [duplicate]

I have a blogger at jsloop24.blogspot.com. I have added the site to google search console. Only the main home page is getting indexed. There is only one result for the site (site:jsloop24.blogspot.com)...
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People search in English, but site language is Foreign, what is the best approach to rank such sites?

I am working on a news website, the articles are in foreign language, but the readers who look for the articles search the foreign language terms in English, the people who search for articles rarely ...
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Google removed over 100.000 Indexes… But why? [duplicate]

I am the owner of a synonym page. The Problem i am currently facing is that Google Search Console is automatically removing my pages. My Index Count in 20th April My Index Count in 20th May Google ...
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Why pages are badly indexed? How to increase the presence of pages in the index? (index limits) [duplicate]

The site has approximately 6,000 links to its pages (internal links). But only about 1000 are indexed. The site has a sitemap.xml and robots.txt files. Found, not indexed 3200 Page crawled but not ...
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Strange requests by Google for pages that don't exist

I've started noticing a large number (over 25,000) of Google Index Bot requests to pages that don't exist and have never existed. I'm certain I don't link to these URLs myself from within my site. I'm ...
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Why does google keep deleting URLs from https in search console

Google search console has HTTPS section that I understand shows urls those are served over https. My whole site is https. I have noticed that when a new ad is created, that url shows up under https ...
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Google is accidently indexing query string URL parameters and causing my website bandwidth increase

Google is currently indexing query strings URLs of my website. Google has currently indexed almost 112k URLs that all are duplicate version of other URLs causing my website to slow down and negatively ...
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How good is Google in indexing and crawling SPA webpages?

I am about to relaunch our website, but I am uncertain whether I should go with a Vue.js SPA webpage or a Nuxt.js SSR webpage. The big advantage of an SPA webpage is that it has an app-like feeling ...
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Can I show my website only in specific country including for search engine users?

How can I show a certain website only in specific country? This includes not showing on search engines outside of that certain country? Its not about blocking the access, but not showing / visible ...
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Google Search Console doesn't index an alternative language page

I have this single page site in portuguese. When this page loads (index.html) it runs a script to verify the browser language and if its not portuguese it forwards the user to an english version of ...
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Image Indexing Google Search

I have large website for Hindi and Gujarati Shayari. It have about 80000+ Hindi and Gujarati Shayari pages. its successfully indexed in Google and I am getting enough organic search traffic. My Post ...
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In the GSC page indexing issues: Found a URL with a two different file names

Strange URLs in Search Console's Page with a redirect, Alternate page with Proper Canonical Tag' Search Console is showing 240 excluded pages with 'Page with a redirect, Alternate Page with Proper ...
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Reproduce the API links appearing in Google search results

We have the following problem. The links to our API (that doesn't require any authentication) have suddenly started showing up in Google and Bing search results. As far as we know, these links have ...
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Is my Google search console property broken after creating it when the site was under construction?

Domain property and https://www.example.com/ property are not getting indexed well The thing is, I created the property before the under construction was deactivated on my WordPress website. Now some ...
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Secret of indexing tons of pages with similar content on Google

I have found few websites that are built using wordpress. All the websites are informational websites providing simple search term queries. These websites have tons and tons of posts all with the ...
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0 discovered links in Google Search Console and only my homepage is indexed [duplicate]

Last month I launched my website. It is using SSR, fixed almost all high/medium priority SEO issues existing in screaming frog, all pages are indexable and SEO friendly and from my index page I have a ...
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How can I remove the indexing to my site of a secondary domain no longer owned by me whose only function was to redirect to the main one from Google?

I had a series of domains that redirected to a main domain (let's call it A) where the website is located. One of them is no longer owned by me, and a few hours after being removed from the previous ...
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Why does Bing Webmaster Tools tell me that my h1 tag is missing?

Here is a snippet of code from my index.htm page. The h1 tag is there, so why isn't Bing recognizing it? <body class="designview landing-page sidebar-collapse"> <script> ...
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Will search engines deindex the entire resource when returning HTTP 410 for a parameterized URL?

Will the HTTP 410 response code make search engines deindex the underlying page resource? Or will Googlebot and Bingbot only deindex the URL with query it's parameters as whole? The topic Redirection ...
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Why is Bingbot making bogus requests and how can we tackle them?

Bingbot is making these bogus requests to resources that has never been a thing on our domain. We see the same behavior in client domains leading us to the conclusion this is not an inheritage from a ...
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Author page indexed, but how to deal with DC article list?

I create dedicated pages for content portal authors. I have good authors with high E-A-T, so I would be happy to let author pages be indexed. Author pages contain name, photo, bio, contact data and ...
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Google Search Console indicated page was "Discovered - currenltly not indexed", then page disappeared entirely

I had a number of pages that Google's Search Console had marked as "Discovered - currently not indexed" 2 weeks ago, and so I clicked "Validate Fix" in the hopes of having the ...
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