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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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Google has is linking to the old e-commerce store which is 404 not found, what's the process for updating the URL in the search results?

My parents have an e-commerce website and they're pretty high in Google results. If you Google one of their products, their store is showing up on the first page but links to an old URL https://www....
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Indexing pages with few text (like tags with just one article) is penalizing for the SEO?

Have you done any experiment or read of any case study to check if too many tags are really damaging the SEO of a website?
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Ampersand (&) in actual URL and sitemap

I have a sitemap (which is submitted to Google for indexing) in which I am adding URLs which have an ampersand (&) in it. Since in sitemap & has to be escaped I replaced & with & ...
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Redirected page need to make no-index on google

All images used in WordPress website have got a URL and WordPress automatically created a URL for a landing page using the image.php file. So protecting to index all images with dedicated pages URL I ...
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Why the Download Pages of our products are not indexed by Google? [duplicate]

I have a question about pages indexed, hope you can help me out, thank you in advance. Recently, we found our French site's two download pages are not indexed by Google. The URL of the French site ...
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404 on google cached version pages [duplicate]

When I am searching my website on Google cache version is showing 404 errors. I tested same for some other competitors also and the same problem is there. Reviewed on Google Search Console, all good ...
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Why is Google not indexing my thumbnails? [duplicate]

Hello Webmaster community! I recently began a new job and have been making some adjustments to a very old and very cluttered website. The idea is to eventually rebuild from the ground up, however, ...
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Why are my PDF pictures indexed by Google showing 180 degrees rotation in image search results?

I'm working on a classic ASP site where we have a PDF bank of links to our product datasheets for visitors to download (approx 30 documents). When I search for our product name in Google, then switch ...
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Google CSE has indexed robots.txt itself

Google CSE has indexed robots.txt and now if someone searches for 'txt' it returns the robots.txt file which is really not ideal (as this is a bog-standard Drupal site, the string robots.txt actually ...
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How long will deleted content will be visible on search engines and why?

I posted a note on Facebook an then set the privacy mode to "visible to me only", and then deactivated my account, and then deleted the note, but the screen of it still appears on the indexed results ...
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Making personal github pages google searcheable [duplicate]

I am a researcher and have made a new webpage using R studio that I'm more or less happy with. Trouble is I cannot seem to 'find' it when I google it (even though I know what I'm looking for). I ...
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Indexing/Ranking/Caching Issue [duplicate]

I am hoping someone can help me out. I co-run a support site for people with mental health problems and suicidal feelings. We scoop up the folks that are searching for suicide methods pulling them ...
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Does AngularJS make it more likely that URLs will be “Discovered - currently not indexed ” in Google Search Console?

According to What can cause "Discovered - currently not indexed" in the new GWT This status means that the google doesn't think the content should be indexed. In our case, this an NG (...
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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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Multiple forms of index page being indexed by search engines

I noticed Search Engines were flagging my index or home page with duplicate content/title/description, etc. Basically, it was indexing: http://www.example.com https://www.example.com http://www....
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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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Google indexed my home page with a completely wrong domain

I have searched but didn't find exactly like my situation, so need clues to understand this. I have just hosted a site for client. Submitted sitemap on google search console. Rest of the URLs are ...
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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 indexing Wordpress wp-content directories and all internal files

Recently I noticed that the total number of crawl pages have been increased. So I searched on google using site: and got several pages with a directory wp-content. I also checked Google Search Console,...
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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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My URL can't be index in Google Search Result [duplicate]

I am not sure why my URL is not indexed on the Google SERP when I check it by site:. Here what I have done so far: Submit the URL via "Fetch as Google" on Google Search Console URL is on the Sitemap ...
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Is it necessary to add a canonical tag for a static site switching from HTTP to HTTPS if there is already a 301 Redirect?

We have a static site that has thousands of HTML pages and are planning to switch to HTTPS in the next few days. As the site is fairly new, we do not have any problems with duplicate content at the ...
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Warning after submitting sitemap to Google: “We found that some URLs redirect to other locations”

I noticed that I have three warnings when I submitted my Sitemap. They all say this: When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We ...
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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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Old dummy pages that should not be indexed are blocked by robots.txt, but Google is still indexing them. What now?

We have a rebuild new website and we have removed all the old pages (dummy pages comes with template) and blocked them via robots txt. now we keep receiving Index coverage issues warnings. Is it safe ...
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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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Google indexing redirected login pages

I have a website on which users can ask a question, but in order to ask a question they must be logged in. Which means if users go to the URL example.com/ask-question/, then it will redirect them to ...
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How can I remove this URL from Google?

Do you know how I deindex this page? "https://www.example.com/click/B00354KQHA/US/mybestroadbikes-20/" There are several links similar to this one that appear on the Google results. I am using ...
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SEO : how to index subpages and toppage, but not pages between?

This should be indexed : http://example.com/ http://example.com/products/9823948 http://example.com/products/3984239 ... but not this : http://example.com/products In other words, it is possible ...
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Region-based site and SEO

I'm currently developing a small site for my friend's firm. The firm is split into two regions of the country; east and west. Each site shares products, but some may be available on the west site, ...
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Delivering a different version of website to Google robots (SSR)

I am working on an enterprise website project as an SEO manager. They were using Angular.js by now but I made them switch to SSR (server-side rendering) since Google robots were not able to render ...
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How to notify Google of a new page appeared of the site

I have a blog website coded by me (not Wordpress or any). I'd like to automatically notify Google (and other search engines like Bing, Yahoo...) each time I add a new post. From my prospective I see ...
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Google is trimming my page descriptions to 145 characters

I'm facing serious problems with my site's appearance on Google. I recently added different service locations to the end of the page descriptions, Google seems to have trimmed all of my descriptions ...
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Best Ways to get Google to Re-index existing and new pages

I know that this has been partially answered previously. But I am curious what the best and available ways to have Google reindex pages. If it is just one page that you changed - title, meta ...
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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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Site appears blocked in robots, but Google Search Console still says any tested URL is allowed?

Working on a client's site, I noticed an error when trying to use a duplicate content checker tool. The tool stated that the home page was blocked by robots.txt. In search console, I can see the ...
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Google Search Console reports only 11 indexed pages when there used to be thousands

So I have a site I would prefer not to mention but when I search for my sitename on Google I get too many pages to count of hits. But if I look on the search console it tell me this Does this mean I ...
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Should I submit my website sitemap to Google/Bing using HTTPS Urls?

I have a website without a google webmaster account connected to it. I want to install an SSL certificate on it. After doing that, What is the best practice in order to submit the site to google? ...
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Maximum time to cache HTTPS URL after HTTP to HTTPS migration?

We have migrated our site from HTTP to HTTPS. How much time will the Google crawler take to cache all our HTTPS pages. We have more than 50K pages in our website.
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If a PHP comments script uses AJAX, is the content not indexed by search engines?

I am interested in installing the PHP comments script Easycomment. The script features include "All Ajax". The comments in the demo above do not show up in the source code of the page. Does this ...
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PDFs on site as image files: how to get them seen by search engines?

I'm entirely new to SEO, and have just launched a personal website. I have a number of writing samples on the site that I put in as images. It seems obvious that a search engine won't be able to parse ...
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To canonical or not - parent/child page relation

I'm unsure if canonical should, and could, be used in the following scenario: I have a bank of school assignments. These all contain a parent page, a summary with part of the children pages content ...
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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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Drop in indexed pages: duplicate meta descriptions

Our website has seen a pretty big drop in indexed pages over the last few weeks and we are trying to figure out what has happened. We have seen a decrease from 68.000 indexed pages to a low of 37.000 ...
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Indexed pages dashboard: New or old, which is correct?

There is a discrepancy between the data in my "Index" dashboard in the new search console versus the old one and I am not sure which I should believe. Plausibly of more concern, the old one shows a ...
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Google search console shows that a version of my domain that isn't preferred and isn't indexed still gets some search traffic. Why?

My client's website has several properties in search console that are variations such as https://www... and http://www.... I would expect the preferred version (https://www) to get all the search ...
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SEO when lazy loading on carousel

I have some carousels on a website with some lazy loadings such as the image loads only when the user moves the carousel or click the arrow. (It doesn't move by itself.) <div class="owl-carousel"&...
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Only first page of Angular SPA is indexed by Google

I am trying to get all pages of my site indexed by Google but only the first page is. As mentioned in the title, it is an Angular (5) SPA. When I run this query: https://www.google.com/search?q=site:...
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Target French speaking users in the UK with a French language section of a .co.uk website

I have this very peculiar problem. I have a multilingual website (2 languages). So for example English version is example.co.uk and French version is example.co.uk/fr/. No my goal is to make FRENCH ...
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Should I post to an old out of date site that used to do really well (I haven't posted to it in 2 years) or post to a fresh new site?

I have a SEO question: I have a celebrity niched site that I used to post to all the time and it was up to 4,000+ uniques a day from Google traffic (2 years ago), but I have't posted any new content ...