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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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Users (erroneously) type a short URL in the Google search box instead of the address bar. How to make it navigate instead of showing search results?

I'm using a URL shortener to publish pronounceable URLs for my pages so I can tell people something like, "Visit mydomain.com/slug to solve that problem." If people go to the address bar of ...
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With WordPress multi-language site in English and Spanish, Google doesn't index the URLs with the /es/

I have launched a website with English and Spanish languages. I've done it using WordPress multi-language (WPML), but I'm having a lot of problems indexing and ranking the Spanish URLs, which appear ...
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What to do with my RSS sitemap & PubSubHubbub for fast URL indexation in Google?

I've read on several places, that by using Google PubSubHubbub will get the newest pages posted in RSS feeds ultra fast indexed by Google. So, I have my RSS sitemap with lots of new pages added daily ...
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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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Stop indexing of Github pages published from forks

This is similar to this question on Stack Overflow, but I want to keep the indexing of the original repo and stop indexing of the GitHub pages sites that are generated from the forks of the original ...
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Is it possible to reuse a site with a different domain name, even if the domain that was attached to this site before is now on another site?

We have moved our domain name to a brand new site and we would like to use the old site (now without a domain) with a new domain name and use the same template we used before with the previous domain. ...
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Canonical and Duplicate without user-selected canonical

I manage a website made up of HTML pages (as oppose to PHP). There is a .htaccess file that: adds www adds https hides the .html extension All of the current HTML pages have a line of code telling ...
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Best way to ensure Google indexes a video iframe that is dynamically injected upon user interaction?

I work on a publishing site and sometimes we use Youtube videos instead of a hero image at the top of articles. When Core Web Vitals rolled out, we noticed that the YT video became the LCP element and ...
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How to show same company's different office address in google based on the user's country?

our company has five offices in five countries , once the user search in google, I need to show the office address based on the user's country, for example if the user search from US , I need google ...
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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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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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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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Why do google snippets change depending on on searching the contraction of my full company name?

Been really struggling at how to word this. I'm a beginner in SEO and Website content. My employer Melbourne Satellites actively uses the contraction Melbsat in marketing material as customers found ...
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After redirecting to canonical domain and HTTPS, Google Search Console reports most of my pages are now excluded

In Google Search Console - Coverage for one of my sites it says : Error 0 Valid with warnings 22 Valid 10 Excluded 11.1k Expanding Excluded, it's 6,000 for pages with redirect and 3,400 with a soft ...
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Video thumbnails Issue in SERP just for Unicode URLs

I tested many times and I made sure that Google not interested to show my thumbnails of video when I have URLs with non-English characters. When I rollback canonical and internal links to English ...
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Why does Google index a URL with UTM parameters when the canonical URL does not include them?

I've noticed some strange behavior in the search results, where Google includes only the "duplicated" landing page in the search results. Searchmetrics website status then also picks up this page, but ...
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What is the recommended way to make inline SVG images indexable?

On pages that have many SVG images, it would be desirable to inline all the svg images since this will reduce the number of HTTP requests and significantly reduce the size of all SVGs combined because ...
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though 301 website redirect from .de to .com, google indexes .de Website

I had a website example.de . Than I changed the domain with example.com . I added example.com also in google search console and than I did every steps in https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/...
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Will using same Google account hurt my new site if one site under my account is penalized?

Is there any problem for using same Google account if one of my site is penalized by Google? How carefully will my new site get looked over by Google. Would it be rigorous and the review of my new ...
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Google is adding "Archive" to the title of tag and category pages and not using the meta description

I am wondering why Google is indexing my tags and categories as archives. Is that OK to be like that or I should change them? How to change them? Actually it looks so awkward! I have configured my ...
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Which one is more SEO friendly Dynamic pages or static pages for blogging website

I am new to web development and I am developing a Blogging website. While working on its architecture from the SEO point of view, I came across a problem that whether I should create a seperate page ...
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Google shows different results for my brandname in their SERP

When I typed site:example.com in Google's search box, it's displaying a different title and meta description, but the thing puzzling me is the site URL is being displayed correctly and redirected to ...
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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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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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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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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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Bing delisted site after Cloudflare Crawler Hints sent junk URLs to Bing via IndexNow

I found my site delisted by Bing after many years of being the top result for my search terms. This site is part of a WordPress network and the 100 or so other sites are unaffected. The only point of ...
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Potential Connection Between Search Console Issues and Storyblok?

First, I'm generally more familiar with WordPress, and my company uses Storyblok as our headless CMS. I'm generally less familiar with headless and so I'm assuming there may be a connection here. ...
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Google Search Console Page index chart not updating

. The chart in the "Pages" section does not get updates. It's been almost a week. When I search for my website on Google (site:mysite.com), I see it is getting indexed but GSC does not give ...
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Descriptive URL's from user generated content | Worth it? | How to handle in case of edit | Which of my ideas is good practise?

I am building a quiz site. User can create quizzes and choose a title for their quiz. I was thinking about using the title with the ID in the URL and here I have multiple ideas, which all have multple ...
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How to use indexifembedded tag with subpages in iframe

Google released a new meta tag: <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex,indexifembedded" />, this year. It allows to index content inside iFrame. I'm trying to use it on our ...
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Prevent Google from indexing the no-www domain now that Google Search Console doesn't have a preferred domain setting

I am hosting a Nuxt js app with Digital Ocean and I have my domain with godaddy. I am facing a painful issue as godaddy does not accept alias and I actually can not change DNS provider at the moment. ...
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Internal linked pages count in Google Search Console (GSC) does not add up

I have an e-commerce site which has approx. 2500 pages most of which are e-commerce products page. There are approx. 50 pages which are static pages and rest of the pages are dynamic and all the ...
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Indexing for multilanguage site

I have two language on my site and I'm using multipage vue. I have nl and tr language and I have an index page for who enter except Turkey and Netherlands countries. My pages like this; Index(for ...
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Google Search Console indexing pages from a different domain on the same server

I have two domains (old-domain.com & new-domain.com) hosted on the same server (same IP). old-domain.com has tens of thousands of pages and is 20 years old, while new-domain.com only consists of a ...
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Site de-indexed by Bing, then block removed by the Bing team but rankings not returning

Last month Bing de-indexed my site (www.generatormix.com) – after a review by the Bing team the block was removed (they didn't specify why it got de-indexed in the first place but it must have been a &...
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Is it safe to run 2 website in parrallel on different domains for the same company?

A few months ago, we started a new version of our website. We also changed our domain name to be more in context with our company. The website was updated during last weekend and the old version was ...
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Having schema.org inside noindex on one page?

I have an e-commerce website that reuses a snippet to render products on the category, search and cart pages (for the upsell area, and not the actual cart contents). The snippet uses the schema.org ...
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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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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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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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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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Google won't index my newly created home page after I had used a removal request for the default WordPress site on my domain

I have a site built with WordPress. Initially, because the default content of the template was indexed in Google, I decided to remove those URLs through the removals section in the Google console ...
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Multinational and multilingual content

I would like to get some guidance on international SEO. For now this is how my website looks like: website.com website.com/fr website.com/it I would like to make it region plus language specific, ...
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Google say URL is blocked by robots.txt but it isn't

My Google search console says that my submitted URL is blocked by robots.txt, but I checked header, tags and robots.txt it isn't. My URL was on #1 for my target keyword and daily get 1000 clicks ...
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