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 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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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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Problems ranking in different countries for .com TLD

Certain page on my site shows up on the first page of 'google.com' but when I'm searching for the same phrase in google by changing the country in the Google's search settings, it doesn't show up on ...
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How to build link in meta tag? [closed]

I want to know how to build link for the purpose of SEO using meta tags. Suppose I have build site for my client and i want to create meta tag in client's website so that link could be crawl by search ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I prevent Google from indexing documents stored on Microsoft Azure blob storage?

I have a PDF stored in Azure blob storage. When I search the name of the document on Google search engine, the full link of my PDF appears in the result. I don't want this happen. Can I get Google ...
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Ampersand (&) in actual URL and sitemap

I have a sitemap (which is submitted to Google for indexing) in which I am adding URLs which have an ampersand (&) in it. Since in sitemap & has to be escaped I replaced & with & ...
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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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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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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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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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Would adding links between pages help Google index more of our site?

We have a hotel search website. We have identified some concepts that we would like Google to index, for example, we have a landing page for "Boutique Hotels in Chicago, IL", Given number of cities in ...
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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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Does Google Actually Deindex 410 pages faster than 404?

Most of the pages in blog need to delete, because those are thin content. Though it's already ranked in first page and enough visitor. but i really do not want to have those pages on my site (due to ...
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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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Why google jobs search is not showing my all jobs?

I am facing a very weird issue to show the jobs on Google job listing. I have followed the below steps and I am still not able to see all of my jobs on Google jobs. Followed correct Job Posting ...
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Google SEO - Sports Website - Display live scores in search results

What would it take for Google to recognise live scores of a Sports League and display in search results? Could not find any relevant documentation. An example from here -
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Google, old site pages indexed. How i can remove old pages gracefully?

I have create a new version of a site: new HTML structure, new styles, images, etc. The content of the site is the same (text are changed but the "concepts" are the same). This is the actual server ...
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How long does it take for the addition of www on the website to be indexed on Google?

If I search my website in google, it show like this : The url that appears in the google search result is without www. I want to bring up www there. So I was setting in my web config. When I access ...
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Remove or re-index content for DuckDuckGo?

Google has the "remove outdated content tool" to prompt it to rescan outdated content on a site you don't own. I have some content that I changed, and I would similarly like DuckDuckGo to re-index or ...
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Request Removal of naked domain from Google Index

I have a site which was temporarily available at both example.com and www.example.com. All traffic to example.com is now redirected to www.example.com, however during the brief period that the site ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Index Status 0 for one year

I've read this topic with answers but they do not address why zero for one year? but other areas in Google Webmaster Tools report 400 URL indexed. Google Webmaster Tools Index Status Only 2 Indexed. ...
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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 Search console reports home page blocked by robots.txt and search results only show the domain name even though it isn't blocked

For the last few days I haven't seen the title and meta description in Google search results. When I inspected URL in search console, I got this error message: URL is on Google, but has issues. ...
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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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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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How to port content from Blogger to Hugo while maximizing SEO?

I have an old Google Blogspot website (name.blogspot.com) that I need to port to Hugo. Hugo has better support for Markdown format and loads of other functionality which I would love for my tech blog (...
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Google caching random pages in foreign language

I maintain a react-laravel website. Google has been caching some random pages which should not be in first place. Moreover, they look like eCommerce pages of someone else. Check this cached page ...
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should I reindex the old domain after moving to a new domain

I performed a redirect 4 months ago and my rank is not coming back till now. old domain performance in the last 6 months New domain performance in the last 6 months Should I reindex the old domain ...
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Cannot index URL with parameter, appended to prevent redirect on first access. “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical” message

I have a language learning website. The main app page (https://www.example.com/vocab/learn) is accessed via https://www.example.com/vocab/app, where the user can either login, register, or preview as ...
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Allow Google to index content loaded by AJAX when clicked

I have read many articles about how Google handles AJAX loaded content, and I am aware that Google is now supposed to index your page like any modern browser now. However, I am still seeing much of ...
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Why are pages that are Excluded in search console appearing in search results?

I have some Excluded pages in Search Console. By Google's definition, these pages should be excluded from the search index. However if I search the page titles, or use the "site:" command on Google it ...
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How to add additional e-Commerce product SEO metadata when the web page content is partially dynamic?

I have some product pages on my e-Commerce website that have variants on them. Each variant has three things that are relevant to this discussion: A SKU that is unique to our business A manufacturer ...
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How to avoid same page loading of auto-complete results from hurting SEO

I am working on a project which makes use of autocomplete.js, the demo for it is here. The user chooses an option and the result will be shown on the same page, just like in the demo. The project ...
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SEO impact of embedded blog content [duplicate]

If a webmaster was to write unique and original blog content on the Medium platform, and then embed the same content on their own website (using an api / rss or similar), does this have a negative ...
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Google Search Console index urls of an unknown website

I have got a problem with Google Search Console indexing. When I try to search for site:mywebsite.com I can see in Google results titles and descriptions of a website that doesn't have completely ...
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Google Search Console: issues detected “Top Errors” Server Error (5xx). BUG?

Just got this email from Google Search Console: This were the issues: But when I inspected those live URL's (using Google Search Console tool) they came back as "available to Google" and one of them ...
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Is there any evidence that Google prioritizes indexing for more urgent topics?

I'm curious to know if there's any evidence or comments from Google indicating they prioritize page indexing based on urgency of the topic? For instance, there's lot's of COVID-19 information that is ...
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Why did my site which placed in the 1st in search result disappear from Google SERP? [duplicate]

everybody. I built a wix site since 3 months ago, conducted seo works for 2 months, after all my site placed the 1st in search result of my purpose keywords. However, 5 hours ago, my site disappeared ...
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International SEO with different TLD's, and some same language - HREFLANG question

My business is located in Asia although 50% of my clients are from the UK, 27% from Australia and the remaining in the country i am located. After doing research i have concluded that i would like to ...
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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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