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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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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Can I tell google to temporarily index certain pages? I don't know if I want it to be permanent

I have a new product I'm creating which will generate tons of content that I want indexed on google, however, if it turns out to not be as fruitful as I hope, I want to remove it. There won't be a ...
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How to make url seo change properly [closed]

I have a new site where I have a bunch of urls-location-services with prepositions on it. To make the change from an effective way I have: Changed all urls removing the prepositions. Added a 301 ...
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Google is indexing URLs with parameters that are disallowed in robots.txt despite canonical URLs without parameters listed in the sitemap

All of my webpages are showing ?mode=grid & ?mode=list in the google coverage. But submitted sitemap shows normal URLs. For example: example.com/page/?mode=grid example.com/page/?mode=list ...
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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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How long until Google Search Console merges a page with 301 redirect to a canonical?

I have a server with routes in English and that I moved to Portuguese. For example, https://ginja.org/schools now redirects with a 301 to https://ginja.org/escolas. I set up a canonical tag too: <...
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Has Google completely stopped indexing new pages in the last two weeks? [duplicate]

On our website, new pages have not been indexed for more than two weeks. The content is unique. There are no errors or warnings at all in Google Search Console. The site scores 100/100 on Pagespeed ...
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Page cannot be crawled by Google at all

I am trying to index a page which was set to "discourage search engines to index" until 2021-10-31. Now it's 2021-11-06 and Google does not even try to access the page. If I use the search ...
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Will bots crawl my page generated by javascript

I use simple javascript to generate pages based on thousands of products stored in a JSON object. The page URLs will be like /productList?keyword=XXX&page=x. The keyowrd is what uses input through ...
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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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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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Screaming frog runs out of memory: will this affect crawling and ranking?

My team and I are working on a new e-commerce (Magento 2) that will be launched in a few months. I'm in charge of the SEO part and I'm using Screaming Frog -crawling the subdomain test (test.example....
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Can I have separate url in internal navigation of website and Sitemap?

I have not so SEO friendly url structure in my internal navigation of website(some technical challenges) but marked each of the page with SEO friendly canonical(through CMS) and these canonicals are ...
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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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Is there a way to check how Googlebot would render non-public pages?

I have a page which uses react, and from what I understood docs, Google bot, before indexing, is executing JS (see here: JavaScript SEO Basics). First thing which I want to ask, is if my thinking is ...
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Is there a way to have Google index a page but not cache it?

I see that many popular sites have pages indexed in Google, but when I try to access Google's cache the page isn't there. How can I go about doing the same thing with my site? I read that you have to ...
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"URL is unknown to Google" error on a "new" forum site

Summary: We've recently made certain sections of our (previously) private forum and community open so that users can access areas of the site without registering. The site, however, is encountering ...
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Google site search showing indexed pages despite entire domain redirecting

I have two different TLDs for same domain name. Let's say example.com and example.es. All of the traffic to example.es is 301 redirected to example.com. Besides that, most of the pages in example.com ...
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If a PHP comments script uses AJAX, is the content not indexed by search engines?

I am interested in installing the PHP comments script Easycomment. The script features include "All Ajax". The comments in the demo above do not show up in the source code of the page. Does this ...
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How should we handle old URLs from a recently acquired expired domain that currently redirect to empty pages?

I am managing a customer website. They recently bought an expired domain name and simply redirected it to their main domain. The expired domain was safe, non-spam with good authority. However, the old ...
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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 aren't search engines indexing my content?

This is a general, community wiki catch-all question and answer pair intended to address any questions concerning the reasons a site or specific site contents do not appear in search engine ...
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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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Steady rankings but impressions dropped off a cliff

I run a website in the 'Christmas song lyrics' niche and have been slowly but building traffic. However, after updating content and urls to better Target the niche Google has been go a bit wild on the ...
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SEO/Schema/JSON-LD: In order to better index/rank, should I use: Yoast with JSON-LD? Microdata with JSON-LD? or everything with JSON-LD?

Context: 1 - Our corporate website is custom developed on Wordpress, with AMP in mind. 2- The website has the following structure, and JSON-LD Schema lineup: Home Page - 1 page - Website, Webpage, ...
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Why are pages of this sub-domain indexed by google? [closed]

If you site:news.cnblogs.com in google's search box, you will see a lot of web pages are indexed by google. But if you click on any of the search results, you will be redirected to account.cnblogs.com ...
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Should I noindex user profile page with little content?

I have a website. Users can subscribe to this website and create their own profiles. The pages created by users are as follows: https://example.com/ardacar https://example.com/stackoverflow ...
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Do all my pages need to be mobile friendly?

I’m having trouble with Google Console accepting some pages as mobile friendly. My main page works fine, as do most of the important pages. I have tried spacing things apart to the point that they ...
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Does Googlebot simulate page scroll to load additional content?

The content of the home page of the project I'm building is divided into 6 parts where the user scrolls and as soon as the first part "section" reaches the end another part is added via AJAX,...
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Should I keep content="index, follow" on pages where I have canonical to another site

I have a URL on website A that contains content from website B. On-site A at the moment we include canonical that shows site B and at the moment we do not include this URL into site A sitemaps. ...
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Google Search Console and sitemap-index file gzip

I googled for a long time and tried to find something at https://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html#index about gzip compression for sitemap INDEX files, but I couldn't find anything. I have a very large ...
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Website deindexed by Bing.com but they won't tell me why

I have a website that is about 9 months old that hosts and distributes a desktop utility/productivity tool. Never had issues with Google, but I have a continuous streak of very frustrating experience ...
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Ahrefs reached max crawl depth, could it be caused by robots.txt changes?

Three weeks ago I add this in my robots.txt to disallow pagination so it will not appear in the Google index: User-Agent: * Disallow: /blog/1 Disallow: /blog/2 Disallow: /blog/3 Disallow: /blog/4 ...
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"URL not in property" when I submit a removal request for an old subdomain's URLs to Google Search Console

I have website called example.com. Somehow an admin URL admin.example.com was crawled (more than 2-3 years ago) and it has more than 150 search results. Now the technology stack used to create that ...
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Do SEO analysis bots have any advantage in terms of website traffic?

I have loads of traffic from SEO analysis bots (which are crawling for link analysis purpose only, rather than indexing for search engines) such as AhrefsBot/7.0; +http://ahrefs.com/robot/ SemrushBot/...
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How to allow Googlebot unlimited crawling but to have a limit on individual users?

My website consists of multiple pages, each page is for a company. I plan to allow users that are not signed in to view the company pages, but limit to 10 companies a month. I will use a cookie to ...
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Nextjs Sitemap not fetch by Google search console

I created a small web application with Next.js and it works fine. Now I need to index that on google. It has dynamic pages too. So I created a dynamic sitemap using Sitemap npm module. But when I ...
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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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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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Can I force Bing to reindex our site?

Our website is ranking quite well (first page) on Google for quite a lot of keywords. However, our website is not on the first 10 pages of Bing for most of these keywords. I notice our Google ...
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How should I choose which URLs I want indexed to include in my sitemap?

I am working on a sitemap. I have read it should contain the URLs that you want indexed by Google. But which pages do I want indexed? It seems to me that makes sense to index pages such as the root ...
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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 to stop google from indexing spammed internal search results?

Google is indexing all kinds of spammed internal search results from my wordpress site, and I can't figure out how to put a stop to it. I added Disallow: /search/ to my robots.txt file, but that didn'...
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How do I find when an URL was first indexed by Google?

How do I find out when a particular URL was first indexed by Google? I'd prefer a solution that works even for competitors' URLs that are not owned by me.
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Refresh website cache and indexing [duplicate]

I made changes to my website 2 weeks ago, ever since Google is not indexing and updating the cache. Last it is showing a cache of 16Jun on the landing page. All other search engines like DuckDuckGo, ...
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My Backlinks Indexed and shown in SERP few weeks back. Today I checked again 50% are not showing in SERP [duplicate]

A few weeks back I create backlinks for my project and they get indexed and showing in SERP properly. But today I again checked 50% of them are not showing in SERP. Backlinks are live and working ...
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Wordpress site impression and clicks is dropping daily [duplicate]

I have a wordpress with 47 unique posts, also adding new posts 2 times in weeks. Unfortunately my impression and clicks are very low which they use to be higher. I have to mention 2 months ago we were ...
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How does this (phishing) website has an identical domain with the authentic one?

I google webgraphviz.com and the first two results are: How does the first one, which redirects to a pharmacy website, have the identical domain with the second one? I even suspect this is a kind of ...
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I'm being outranked by iframe of my ownsite

My website is being outranked by another third party website through an iframe of my website. Their website is featuring my website through an iFrame on a basic page. This page consists of a header, ...
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Prevent search engines from indexing specific images on a page

A website I'm working on has a team section. Every team member has a dedicated site. On the site's bottom of each team member three other team members are displayed randomly. What happens here is ...

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