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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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Non-English German Website Indexation Issue On Google

We are having issues in indexing one of our non-english store. Here is the timeline of events: Event 1: Back 2022, we mistakenly made the website in english and english URLs got indexed Event 2: We ...
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Will my site be penalized in search engines for using data from a public API?

I am developing a website that utilizes the CoinGecko API to display cryptocurrency coin prices. I would like to understand the potential pitfalls or common issues I should be aware of as I proceed. ...
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"Alternate page with proper canonical tag" - Same page, different URL, should I use redirect to fix the issue?

I have recently came across to an issue with "Alternate page with proper canonical tag" in Google Search Console. I've got several pages that are been flagged here: Here is an example: The ...
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Should I optimize meta data for each URL in listings even the created by search filters?

On my website there are many products and each of them can be shown with many search filters. I made sure that they had canonical tags but should I change each page's title tag, meta description, H1, ....
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How to make text that a normal user can see by hovering over an image accessible to robots?

How to make text that a normal user can see by hovering over an image accessible to robots?
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My 404 page is blocked for indexing

My 404 page is blocked when I request for indexing in webmaster. https://www.yarddiant.com/404.html Please see the screenshot
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Google search console error, index page cant be indexed

I have a website learn2hack.io and when i submit to google search console i keep getting errors, first it was duplicate without canonical now its page with redirect error. i have included <link rel=...
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No-index tag that affects all pages that have a specific structure

I wanted to ask if there is any possibility and how a no-index tag could be added that affects all the pages of a domain that follow the following structure example.com/nnnn97nnnn.html with "n&...
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Meta description is not showing in Google search results

Some of my meta descriptions are now missing, whereas just a few weeks ago, they were in the right place. However, within the past few days, they seem to have disappeared. I have tried re-indexing, ...
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How to Get Google to Include My Adult Website?

I read online that Google doesn't include adult content, but still a lot of it comes up when searching from adult content, what if I let my adult human products be included?
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Website Indexing in google search console dropped

We are facing issues on google search console indexing page. Issue 1: Due to some reason indexing dropped from 800 to 224 after website URL structure update Issue 2: Wordpress xml sitemap missing few ...
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Indexing a google website [duplicate]

I have a very modest google website (something like https://sites.google.com/view/mymodestpage), created it by using the the google sites dashboard, nothing especial, just an informative page. However,...
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SEO: can Google penalize me if i reuse same video / images content for an other website?

I created a funny video sites that is containing around 10.000 videos and 5000 images. It become quitly good on my Google local search then now i decided to create a second site that is offering ...
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IndexNow not working or how long does it take?

don't know how to send a HTTP Post request from my site so to use IndexNow for Bing I did: Go to https://reqbin.com/post-online Then I entered the site: https://www.bing.com/indexnow Then I entered: { ...
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For an e-commerce website, how many pages should I allow users to navigate through?

some e-commerce website do not allow user to go through high page numbers, for example: Gumtree allows max 50 pages Note that there are 163K produces in the search result (no filter was used) and page ...
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Pages that show up in Google search results are not listed as indexed in Google Search Console

I have a domain example.com. I use www.example.com as my main. I verified example.com at GSC as a domain property. At GSC only 2 pages are listed: www.example.com: not indexed because of "...
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Website aggregators

I have a marketplace website (with 1.5 m pages), these pages has categories with items that links directly to another site, google is very poor indexing it (only main page without subpages). Google is ...
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Website shows up in Google search but not on Bing [duplicate]

All of the similar questions are about websites NOT showing up on Google. I did the sitemap, I created the Google console, and it appears the URL does show up in google. If I search site: it shows up. ...
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The changes of the "Affected pages" in Google Search Console?

I occasionally check the list of URLs that is "not indexed" and "indexed" for my own websites in Google Search Console. While it is useful to know what URLs/pages Google don't like,...
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Crawl budget with external links

I want to index 1+ millions pages and I have a lot special pages for each items. Items link to multiple external websites. Should I use nofollow for these external links to reduce spending crawl ...
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More accurate indexing

I need to remove some pages from indexing but i still need to index subdomain links. I have this website structure / -- main page /region/ -- regions /region/1 -- specific region with cities and links ...
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Are dates in URLs going to cause SEO problems? If so, how can users share URLs with dates without hurting SEO?

I am developing a train schedule website. In their I am using following URL pattern https://example.com/search/61-205/2023-12-28/stationA-to-stationC so 61-205 will be from station ID and To Station ...
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Indexing speed of 500k+ pages site

I am reaching out for some guidance regarding the Google Search Console (GSC) indexing of my website. I launched this site about a month ago, and I'm encountering some challenges with Google's ...
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Getting indexed on Google from mysql database [closed]

I have a website that sells 100,000 items. The item data is stored in a mysql database. So, there aren't 100,000 html files on my site. Therefore, google can't see them. I read that the solution to ...
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How to remove a deleted subdomain website from Google Search?

I made a website in the past on my website's subdomain. But when I saw that all the posts and pages on that subdomain became indexed in Google Search, I was shocked. I didn't want the subdomain to be ...
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Should I index user-generated content (UGC) products on my website or not? Should I add them to the sitemap?

We are a marketplace and our users introduce their products on our website through seller panels. In other words, these contents are user-generated content (UGC). Considering that the introduced ...
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Google's Webmaster mobile usability test says my page is not usable, while pagespeed says it is!

I have this one page on my website, where google search console is claiming it's not usable on a mobile device. it even delivers a screenshot demonstrating a half-baked website, where the main image ...
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Multiple Images in the Article, but Only 1 Image Is Showing in the SITEMAP

there are multiple images in my posts but the sitemap is showing only 1 image, will it affect the indexing of my image in Google? We use rank math plugin for sitemap. How can I fix this
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Google discovered pages from my sitemap, but none are indexed [duplicate]

I've recently put a new site online. I've written content for it and created a sitemap. I submitted it to Google thinking that would be it, but it's been a couple of weeks and the site's pages still ...
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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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Technical SEO: 8 month old site still is NOT indexed

Around 8 months ago, I launched a new website. I wrote about 200 articles for the website to get complete topical authority about the subject. Now 8 months later, I would expect to start seeing some ...
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how to tell google to not use a DIV with product suggestions as the catalog-search resultt

How to let google know, the content in a div is not the main content of this page? abstract example of my catalog-page: Users search for "sports car", my website displays "sports cars&...
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Why site:example.com doesn't give the same amount of results in incognito mode

Did you ever tried to search on Google site:domain.example on incognito mode? I am never getting the same amount of results than when I am doing it in normal mode. Sometimes more, sometimes less, do ...
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Even after setting 301 redirect on firebase hosting, Google Search Console displays 301 redirect error

I am using firebase hosting. At first, i used default domains but now i have changed it to custom domain. Now i changing address in google search console for the default domain but i am getting the ...
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Does google index lazy-loaded images?

I am using React and the library react-lazy-load-image-component I do show LazyImages on top of the page but I notice that google is not indexing most of those images. They do index them sometime, but ...
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Why is Google is crawling unsupported languages?

In the Google Search Console, under Indexing's "Duplicate without user-selected canonical" error section - there are many links that are being crawled that are not supported. I have recently ...
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My page does not get indexed after months [duplicate]

I went live with my website (using WordPress) about 2 months ago and almost every page is not yet Google indexed, except for 2 somewhat useless pages (ex. one is a page not yet completed showing "...
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Sitemap indexing

I recently started working for e-commerce website and I noticed their website was missing a Sitemap. They sell more than 10 million titles and google indexed only 200 pages when I checked in google ...
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My website can not searched with Google, but works fine with other search engine [duplicate]

My website has been published for a year and I have set a title and description tags but they don't work. According to the document guidelines, I found that the website has been included by Google, ...
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Why is Google not Indexing most of my pages it found? [duplicate]

When I visit search console, it shows 5 indexes pages and 18 pages not index. But no error whatsoever. Why is google not indexing my pages? Where can I get more information about why it's not being ...
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How to protect data on a website from indexing and inclusion to machine learning or LLMs training data?

I'm supporting a larger web database that contains many hundreds of articles with consumer grade and technical tests of hardware and electronics. Our policy has always been to provide open access to ...
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How to properly block indexing my admin subdomain?

I have a website hosted on https://admin.example.com. However, the public website displayed is on this sub-directory : https://www.example.com/website/ For technical reasons, we cannot install it or ...
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Duplicate without user-selected canonical with Google Sites and custom domain

Got an issue with my Google Site for which I have registered a custom domain name (and Google, through the Search console, recognizes me as the owner). The problem is that Google considers the ...
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Google does not index my main page [duplicate]

I was trying to index the main page of my site but it is not successful because I have a url with noindex and some redirected pages. Why is this influencing the main url ?
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Why is Google indexing the title and description of my site in English instead of Portuguese?

When I look for my website (in Portuguese, my language), Google shows me the title and description of the page in English and they appear to have indexed the Portuguese URL. Why is this happening? I ...
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Google flags my dynamic product pages as duplicate content

My dynamic product pages are marked as duplicate content by Google (Internal duplicate). They are structurally similar, but present different information about each product (price, description, image.....
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Last modified / recently published

I have a betting tips website so the content relevance period is very short. I and competitors publish content usually within 16-28 hours before the event. So, my website is usually ranked top 2 for ...
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negative keywords for on-page optimization?

I have frequently used negative keywords in a PPC environment. However, I'm curious if anyone has pursued applying negative keywords organically for additional on-page optimization. For general ...
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Bing and DuckDuckGo have suddenly stopped indexing my website

Until a month or two ago Bing and DuckDuckGo were returning search engine results for my website. I've just realised that this is no longer the case. Worse, neither can even find my website when I ...
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Does domain history affect indexing?

I bought this domain in March without knowing that it had some past records dating back to 2019. The Wayback Machine didn't show anything, but later I noticed some links in Search Console. Semrush ...
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