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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Spam URL on sitemap [closed]

I saw a lot of unknown links indexing my website. Those links are found in number of sitemap.xml files such as siteapromap.xml, sitebpromap.xml, sitecpromap.xml etc.., more than 70,000 links are found ...
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Why are pages of this sub-domain indexed by google?

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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can JavaScript data within HTML also be crawled?

I'm curious about Amazon's website, it doesn't have HTML and instead most of it is in JavaScript: I have a Nuxt SSR app, and the window.__NUXT__ script is very huge and my fetched data is also in ...
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Why google search console does not read sitemap.xml file? [duplicate]

I am getting error "Sitemap could not be read". I have tried every option. Does it mean that I should wait to proceed from google. I have added xml file to public_html. I have tested live ...
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hreflang tags implementation not reflecting in Google Search results

My website homepage has 3 versions: one for India (unitedwecare.test/in), one for Canada (unitedwecare.test/ca) and one for rest of world (unitedwecare.test/). All the rest of the pages are the same. ...
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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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How can I increase the value of one page compared to other pages?

I have the following structure in my website : example.com | ---------------------------------------------...
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Should API urls be disallowed in robots.text on SPAs

I have a single page app that I want google to index. However, I can see from the search console that Google also crawls /api/* urls. Search console does not tell wether google bot calls them directly ...
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SEO - very low Domain Authority

I've a website for about 10 years ... we're a team developing websites .... we've been on the first page on google for the keywords we wanted but it has been 40 days that we moved to page 2 on google ...
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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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Why would Google indexing improve without corresponding improvements in Moz domain authority?

My website started to be indexed immediately (faster than previously) after any type of content updates in the last 2 weeks. I interpret this as a rise in its domain authority (DA). However MOZ's DA ...
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How to get duplicate geo-targetted sub-directories indexed when Google is ignoring the canonicals?

I have a main website example.com which is mainly used for targeting one country. We recently started creating sub-directories for targeting other countries i.e, example.com/us/, example.com/ph/ etc., ...
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How to add my Blogger page to search engines? [duplicate]

I've written a short post on the blogger.com platform about 2 weeks ago. But I still can't find it on any of the search engines. (I've been searching by a specific phrase in it in double quotes.) I ...
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Incorrect Title on Google Search Results [duplicate]

We have just created a new website and have submitted a sitemap via google search console. When we run site://example.co.uk the search results have appeared but for some unknown reason they have "...
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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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Does Google consider a website that publishes data reports (same words, different numbers) as duplicate content?

I am working on a website that generate reports from a template. This template will be using the exact same keywords but different numbers to generate webpages that contains reports. The generated ...
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Can search engine fetch/index website that using ipv6 only?

I see some host providers offer cheap server but only support ipv6. I want to rent it, but I am still considering the SEO impact. Can google and other search engine crawl and index it? If yes, will it ...
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Why Google cant see and index my root page from Sitemap?

I will firstly ask a question and below the question you will see an explanation. Can you tell me where is the actual issue in indexing, is my Sitemap correctly set up, and how do I solve this problem ...
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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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Pages Excluded from Google Search Console [duplicate]

My website collects concept definitions from around the web. It knows how to extract the basic definition and make it accessible inside a predefined 'topic'. I always mention the source of the ...
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Why does Blogspot website not get indexed in google? [duplicate]

I created a blogspot website few days back and even published a blog over there, but it is not indexed yet. What may be the reasons. I am 10 years old and a newbie here. So can anyone help me with my ...
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Could a page with little meaningful content hurt the SEO and rankings of other more important pages of my website?

I have a blog and affiliate links website. I have lots of posts with niche content and some posts with product reviews. And that's my main source of traffic: search engine results that are shown to ...
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Do the <detail> and <summary> HTML tags which hide text until clicked have any effect on SEO?

For example: <details> <summary> short summary </summary> long details </details> Will Google treat "long details" normally or will it ...
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Search engines indexing only the old site which has been moved to a subdomain

I recently took up a project for a website overhaul. I went on to deploy my website on the client's hosting service. It uses cPanel. On the hosting service they had the old version of the website. I ...
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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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What is a difference in the order of "follow" and "index" in a robots meta tag?

What is the difference between <meta name="robots" content="follow, index"> and <meta name="robots" content="index, follow"> Would either create ...
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SEO on GitLab/GitHub Pages

GitLab/GitHub pages are excellent ways to host static (or SPA) application especially because the code and deployment resides in the same place. However, does the use of GitLab/GitHub pages instead of ...
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Block short URL in robots.txt

We have example.com/article-page-one/ This page has a short URL in Wordpress like this : example.com/?p=1 In this page we put short URL for users. What will happen if we block short URL? The robots....
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When I redirect a page with a 301, should I update my Sitemap immediately with the new URL?

Those pages are all indexed and rank well, so I want to be extra careful. This is my current sitemap.xml: /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-1 /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-2 /OLD_FOLDER/some-slug-3 I'm setting up 301 ...

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