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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Is a canonical tag pointing to my home page causing Google to remove my pages from the search index?

Google was indexing 1,400,000 of my pages. For the last 15 days, the number of indexed pages drops each day by 5,000 to 10,000. I have not seen any warnings or notices in Google webmaster tools. I ...
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Google Indexing URL First?

Does Google index a website's URL link first before the rest of the website? For example, if I search for "FedEx" on Google, is it safe to assume that Google will index "www.fedex.com" and display it ...
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How robust is court ordered content removal from Google search?

Do search engines like Google remove content from their search results (after a court or a person asks to) from the index? If the same content is uploaded in other IP address does Google ...
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After almost 6 months, why google is still indexing my old site?

I purchased a domain steakovercooked.com to replace the domain zhihua-lai.com in Jan 2016. I do a 301 redirect in zhihua-lai.com/.htacess RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^zhihua-lai.com ...
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Block third domain from being indexed

We have a web application that handles many websites that have test and production environment. This application has only one folder and it's hosted with IIS. We already have noindex nofollow, index ...
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How to link PDF and PS for best indexing while still maintaining proper design?

Assume that you are having a single web page with several links to your papers: ... Author list 1, Paper Title 1 [PDF] [PS], publication venue 1, year 1 Author list 2, Paper Title 2 [PDF] ...
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Google indexing duplicate content despite a canonical tag pointing to external URL. Am I risking a penalty from Google?

I have a website. It has content that already exists somewhere on other sites. I have added a canonical tag, nevertheless Google index those URLs. I'm not concerned about these pages being indexed, ...
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What's the difference between Google's “submit URL” tool and just having a URL on your submitted xml sitemap?

I've used Google's "submit URL" feature in hopes of getting certain URLs indexed (or updated in the index), but I'm curious if submitting the URLs you want to be indexed via the xml sitemap is ...
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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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Prevent Google from prepending our brand name to the title of each of our pages in the search results [duplicate]

I have a website where post pages contains a title element without our brand name like: <title>Post 1</title> But whenever I'm searching on Google for my site posts, Google adds the ...
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Does Google index/crawl display:none divs? [duplicate]

My website has a message on the index file and it will be shown on a special condition. When I search for my site via keywords, google search shows the message. My code looks like as below <div ...
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It's possible to Index by google page's anchor (#) as a page

I have a frequent question page (www.example.com/faq#top-inviters), that has every question bellow an anchor. Google index all the content, but when I find a specific question google give the parent ...
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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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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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My site is indexed. Why does Search Console not show that?

There is only one page is indexed, and it is the homepage. Yet, it seems that my site is indexed successfully, test by searching for random excerpts. There is google / organic entry in my Google ...
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Some issues with indexing by Google and Google Live Test

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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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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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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How long does it take for Google Webmasters to index site after submiting sitemap? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my website in Google search results? I have submitted my website's sitemap to webmaster's tools. The status on the sitemap says OK and it shows that 12 URLs ...
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How to remove indexed pages from google effectively

My site was getting traffic and it was on the rise, then I added https and somewhere in that time I also created tons of extra link for google to crawl, thinking this will increase traffic in those ...
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: /menswear-fashion-autumn-winter-2013-2014/www.domain....
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Informing Google of URL Structure Change

I have a website and the URLS were constructed like so: /index.php/Topic /index.php/AnotherTopic These were indexed in google and search results returned that pointed to these. However, I've ...
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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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Index Coverage Status: “Submitted and indexed”, except it isn't

A couple of months ago I created a new property in the Google Search Console. We all know: Google takes his time and I patiently waited, checked now and then, until the status of my sites were updated ...
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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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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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Do deindexed URLs pass link juice? [duplicate]

I am building some backlinks to a page of my website that is high likely to get deindexed (I have to build to that specific page) mainly because of duplicate content. Will my page, if deindexed, pass ...
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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 ...
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Can Angular project be indexed in Google without Angular Universal?

I'm working on an Ionic PWAprogressive web app (PWA) and forthere are reasons iI cannot use Angular Universal. Is there any way to index with success inget Google to successfully index the site ...
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Google selecting wrong canonical

This page addresses the question of duplicate content, but does not describe what I'm facing. After first encountering the Google "canonical algorithm bug" 2 months ago, I've made only a little ...
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Prevent Duplicate Google Indexing When Moving From www to non-www (Search Console)

I want to move my website away from using the www subdomain. I am using Squarespace which will provide automatic 301 redirects for all pages on the www subdomain to the non-www. I have a sitemap ...
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Index manager in cpanel. Do contents still get indexed with “No Indexing”?

Simple question. A folder, lets say for example abc.com/images/ Is being displayed on google as "index of", which I don't like. The contents of this folder are important, and it is important that ...
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URL will be indexed only if certain conditions are met

I've got a few pages of my site that are coming up in G Webmaster Tools with errors. The pages are fully working, not restricted by noindex or robots.txt file. The pages don'r have a lot of content, ...
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Google indexing Wordpress in subdirectory disallowed in robots.txt

I have a headless wordpress site just using wordpress API. My site is in the root at example.com, and wordpress live subdirectory example.com/wordpress. I set up robots.txt as follows: User-agent: *...
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UK/USA Exact Copy English Causing Error “Duplicate submitted url not set as canonical”

starting around February 25th, 2019 we have been having pages excluded from indexing for our UK website with the error "Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical". We have not had this issue ...
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Preferred method of indexing words with diacritics

I have lots of pages using foreign words, transliterated into their latin equivalent, using a vareity of diacritics. Some example of such characters: ā, ṛ, ṭ and ḥ. As for words: Vṛkṣa can be ...
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Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user for - international website

I manage a group of international websites for one brand and each country website is on a subdomain (in this format: au.website.com) My problem is that Google has excluded the country websites from ...
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How do you prevent web pages from appearing in the Google search index?

I have some web pages that Google has indexed. I have now added a robots.txt file to exclude them, but should I also add a noindex tag? If so, then how do I do so?
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How does googlebot indexing javascript mixed links (href & onclick on same element)

It's been about 5 years since google indexing javascript and I'm still confused about details. I read here ( Does Google perform onClick actions? ) basics. And then I know that javascript created ...
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Google Scholar Content Gone

The content on my website was on Google Scholar but now is gone. We added the citation_title class to the element containing our articles titles. We also modified the style of that class so it is the ...
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Is anyone else seeing massive deindexes over Memorial Day weekend 2019?

Is anyone else seeing massive deindexes over Memorial Day weekend 2019? When I'm doing a site search it's saying that I have 4,500 pages indexed in Google, though on Google Search Console says 14,550....
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Invalid traffic coming from Sogou

I have not indexed my website in Sogou. I have only very less visitors. But i am getting traffic from Sogou daily. The search keyword is "site:mywebsitename" and is from China. Just visiting main page....
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Do search engines crawl links with query strings?

If I were to have a url like https://example.com/books, that contained several links to urls such as: https://example.com/books?id=foo https://example.com/books?id=bar https://example.com/books?id=...
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De-indexing microsites in Google

I need to de-index some content from Google. We have a main domain main.example.com which has listing of E-commerce products. Also, we give this for internal use to companies on their subdomain. ...
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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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Do search engines index folders and subfolders regardless of pages?

I know search engines first index the main page, then follow by its links and do the same with the pages by the links as the main page before. Ok, but what about folders and subfolders? Do search ...
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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 ...