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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What is the recommended way to make inline SVG images indexable?

On pages that have many SVG images, it would be desirable to inline all the svg images since this will reduce the number of HTTP requests and significantly reduce the size of all SVGs combined because ...
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though 301 website redirect from .de to .com, google indexes .de Website

I had a website example.de . Than I changed the domain with example.com . I added example.com also in google search console and than I did every steps in https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/...
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Will using same Google account hurt my new site if one site under my account is penalized?

Is there any problem for using same Google account if one of my site is penalized by Google? How carefully will my new site get looked over by Google. Would it be rigorous and the review of my new ...
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Google is adding “Archive” to the title of tag and category pages and not using the meta description

I am wondering why Google is indexing my tags and categories as archives. Is that OK to be like that or I should change them? How to change them? Actually it looks so awkward! I have configured my ...
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Which one is more SEO friendly Dynamic pages or static pages for blogging website

I am new to web development and I am developing a Blogging website. While working on its architecture from the SEO point of view, I came across a problem that whether I should create a seperate page ...
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What to do with my RSS sitemap & PubSubHubbub for fast URL indexation in Google?

I've read on several places, that by using Google PubSubHubbub will get the newest pages posted in RSS feeds ultra fast indexed by Google. So, I have my RSS sitemap with lots of new pages added daily ...
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Google shows different results for my brandname in their SERP

When I typed site:example.com in Google's search box, it's displaying a different title and meta description, but the thing puzzling me is the site URL is being displayed correctly and redirected to ...
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Why is Google indexing our robots.txt file and showing it in search results?

For some reason, Google is indexing the robots.txt file for some of our sites and showing it in search results. See screenshots below. Our robots.txt file is not linked from anywhere on the site ...
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Remove internal indexed pages from Google search

I received a Wordpress site created as a one-page site. The site has a menu to access different blocks with an url hash: example.com/#about-as. The problem is that Google indexed different contents, ...
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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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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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Google is trying to index the mail.mydomain.example domain and says this is a coverage issue

I have sub domains for my domains. mail.mydomain.example, ftp.mydomain.example, etc. These sub domains are configured with the DNS server for the domains. Without doing anything on my part Google ...
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Make JavaScript Generated content appear on Search Engines, where content differs on a Single Page

I have a PWA hosted on Firebase. On the main URL, like example.com, there's a lot of content that is generated by JavaScript. At the same time, whenever someone accesses example.com/?key=value, where ...
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Will Google be able to index nested loading via AJAX

Pages on many of my websites load additional page content via AJAX calls. The page shell will load quickly for UX reasons. Then the page shell will make secondary AJAX calls to load additional ...
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Google selected canonical overwriting non-duplicate translated pages in another language

Google is ignoring the canonicals & hreflangs for perfectly valid and non-duplicate content Originally the url after language (/de/ or /en/) were the same so I localised those parts as well but ...
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Site appears in Google in the US with a site: operator, but won't show up in Google India

When I am trying to see my page over google using search operator site: From United States the url got visible but when I search the same url using the same search operator with an Indian IP the url ...
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Facing a challenge with the “Fetch As Google” feature in my webmaster

I am facing a challenge with the "Fetch As Google" feature in my webmaster Steps to reproduce bug:- 1. Goto webmaster , click on "Crawl" -> "Fetch As Google" 2. Select "Crawl this URL and its direct ...
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Why does Google index a URL with UTM parameters when the canonical URL does not include them?

I've noticed some strange behavior in the search results, where Google includes only the "duplicated" landing page in the search results. Searchmetrics website status then also picks up this page, but ...
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Does Google index ajax data that load after 1 second by setTimeout?

I use load Javascrpt and use Ajax for load content. And i should use setTimeout for run Ajax load function after 1 or 2 second(s). Does Google index and follow this content?
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Google ignores canonical and selects alt but still shows canonical

This is kind of complicated scenario. I have this URL: www.example.com/this-is-page-A Which has correctly implemented canonical and hreflang directives. On Google console i can see Google decided ...
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Prevent Indexing of Images from my website but hosted on S3 / Cloudinary

I understand that as a website/domain owner (eg: example.com), we can prevent images from our website from being indexed by Google (GoogleBot / GoogleBot-Image). We could add a meta tag to the whole ...
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Do single page applications cause indexing problems for site search solutions?

While I've seen a lot of discussion on how Single Page Applications can present challenges for Search Engine Optimization due to indexing issues, I can't find any information about whether using site ...
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Google 410 crawl errors for pages that never existed

I managed to get my WordPress installation down to zero crawl errors, but recently the number of 410 errors has grown substantially: What I can't grasp is why pages that don't exist keep getting ...
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Search Console for Apps - Does the Association of your app with a website help in any way with app store optimization?

I have added my Android app property to my Google Search Console account and now I can use Search Analytics report to see the keyphrases that drive organic traffic to my app on play store. My app is a ...
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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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How to get Google to show the last modified time rather than first published time in news search results?

I am working a news websites where we generally publish content regularly on a regular interval. The problem is that when we updated the content, Google does not pick the last mod time. It shows the ...
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Use robots.txt to allow Google to crawl images but not index them

I have problem with on page optimization. I checked my site to see if it is compatibility for mobile devices with Google's tool. It showed me that page speed was low. Google also says it cannot ...
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Google is indexing both the AMP and Canonical version of a page. Is this normal?

Looking at the results for a branded search I saw Google was listing a page and directly below this the amp version was appearing. Is this normal? I thought Google would list one of the other.
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How to manage duplicate ajax URLs for search engines

If you use ajax URLs like example.com/#!explore - and you happen to have another URL that shows the same content, for example example.com/#!explore/world - how can you tell a service engine that both ...
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Can I use < and > in my meta title and is it allowed by Google?

I want to use in title Get <my special product> at offer price. Is it allowed by Google and HTML standard to use < and > in meta title?
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Google reports almost nothing from the sitemap is indexed even though millions of pages are indexed overall

In google webmaster tools, I am seeing a very big discrepancy between Crawl >>> Sitemap >>> indexed and Google Index >>> Index Status although when i search on google for site:mysite.com, it ...
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Bing indexed pages decreased from 2400 to 2 in 5 days

Bing indexed pages decreasing rapidly.. Previously bing indexed pages was 2400 in search. Then I submitted sitemaps. After 4-5 days of submitting site maps .. Bing index starts decreasing from ...
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How can I prevent Google from indexing my Google+ page posts instead of the copy on my website?

I own a website and recently I have noticed that Google has indexed a lot of posts which I shared in my Google+ page for obtaining traffic. And when I type in a search query related to my website ...
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Google doesn't index my pages managed by session

My website has an architecture like this: em1 sub1 sub2 ... em2 sub1 sub2 ... em3 ... ... All elements "em" has the same "sub" associated. The difference only resides on the content in the "...
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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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URLs not allowed error for one property, but not for the other?

All of our XML sitemaps are located on another domain than the domain they're referring to, for instance: - Sitemaps would be located at sitemap-domain.com/sitemap-1.xml - URLs being referenced in ...
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Why is my Angular App in HTML5Mode not being indexed by Google?

My Angular App is not being indexed by Google and I don't know why. All the solutions I could find only work with #!-URL's, snapshots and middleware but my App uses HTML5Mode and #-URL's for older ...
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Incorrect subdomain of staging site showing up in Google SERP

I have a staging site where we do our work and show to clients. The site was created before I started and it wasn't set up with a disallow / in robots.txt or a meta no-index before it was created, so ...
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Does including images in a sitemap.xml as unique pages have any negative affect on SEO?

So I know that the correct way of identifying pages in a sitemap is like this: <url> <loc>http://www.example.com/</loc> </url> If I want to include images in the sitemap, ...
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Why new type of schema-markup caused links get unindex in google search engine?

My question is about the type of schema markup. Here is my website which is a dictionary. from the first until 2 weeks ago, the type of my website (in schema markup) was specified as dataset. 2 ...
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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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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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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 ...