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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Can I use a wildcard rule to prevent Yandex from indexing all tag and date URLs created by Joomla K2?

I have a site based on joomla and K2 component. I use K2 Tags and Calendar, but i have problem with pages indexing When yandex.ru begin to index it i find out that it index my tags and SEO test sites ...
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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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Google Search Console Warning: " Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt " (BUG)

Two days ago I've got an email with a warning from Google Search Console, telling me that 3 URLs from my site where indexed, but were blocked by robots.txt. Since I first deployed my website, I haven'...
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Is there something like anti-seo techniques? To NOT be found by certain keywords? [duplicate]

I wonder if there is something like anti-seo techniques, enabling me to make a website less findable for certain keywords? For example: I manage a massage website. This website is purely for massages ...
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How to efficiently update the sitemap without losing previous indexes?

I have a sitemap uploaded for my web application. The webmasters has indexed 10% of all the URLs in sitemap so far and marked the remaining as excluded(discovered not indexed). I have made some ...
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Do subdirectory URLs need to work for SEO if there are other URLs within that subdirectory? Does time of indexing subdirectory matter in search result

I have a website where I built a sub-folder structure on my links, like this: /category/city/postname Does it matter if /category/city doesn't have a page, even if there is no link to it on the ...
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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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Is it normal that URL's are getting crawled in Screaming frog Still they have a no-follow and no-index tag on them

I'm getting a lot of URL's in screaming frog where the URLs are no-follow no-index but, they are still getting crawled in screaming frog. Is it fine or should I change anything in this?
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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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Can I verify a WordPress.com free site with Google Search Console?

I have created a free website at wordpress.com and I want to get it indexed in Google's search engine. I came across a video saying, you need to verify your website in "Google search console" in order ...
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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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How to deindex an URL with specific parameter?

While I was doing an audit of my website SEO, I found a warning for a page that is most of the time blank. Basically, this page serves for storing articles for visitors who would like to read their ...
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Why is my noindex tag not working? [closed]

I've implemented a no index tag in my staging website header because I've realized it was being indexed. But when we run this page in screaming frog or this tool here to verify the noidex is present ...
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Google shows "General HTP error" fetching sitemap and no pages indexed from my site

I am working on a project that just rebranded. Using Google Search Console I am getting some weird errors. Despite my sitemap_index.xml and robot.txt working properly, google cannot seem to fetch it ...
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How does the google search 'verbatim' option work? [closed]

I know what it does (finding original content), but what I wish to know is if two pages are the same how is determined what is the original one ?
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SEO effects of redirecting from top level country domain to subdirectories on gTLD

I am developing a website which has 6-7 translations, the client owns the top level domain (.fr, .de, etc.) and wants to use these domains to direct users to the gTLD subfolder. I will be using ...
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Is there any advantage to naming the home page: homepage.php?

For a while now I have been redirecting my index.php page to homepage.php for the sake of my home page actually having homepage as the filename. A disadvantage I am seeing in Google Search Console ...
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Using `noindex` for recently purchased domain we are migrating to

We recently purchased the .com version of our domain. So we are migrating from oursite.org to oursite.com, but this will take several weeks. The site was previously indexed, and a Google search ...
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Can I be notified when Google indexes a web page (either mine or a competitor's)?

Is there a way to be notified by Google (or someone else) when Google indexes a new page on a website? I have a few websites that I want to keep track of and be notified when they add new products ...

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