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 crawling privacy: how to protect customer names from being indexed

I have a key marketing page with customer testimonials. I want to show my customer's names to make the testimonials more convincing. I'm not sure all of my customers would want this page to appear in ...
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How do you generate SEO pages that match a large number of generic search phrases and locations?

I see that some sites in the Google search results have a matching page for almost any combination of specific keywords and locations. They also actually contain the search query within the page: ...
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Woocommerce filter options showing in SEO Spider Crawl

I have crawlwed my site with a few different SEO tools - Screaming frog and WildShark SEO spider. Everything seems good apart from some results which are being returned. I have built an ecommerce ...
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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 plus page indexing issue

I have a question related to my company's G+ page. I had created a page around one year ago but it's not yet indexed on Google. When I search for my company's name I don't see its G+ page in SERPs. ...
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Does Awesome Table works well with Search Engines?

Does anyone knows how AwesomeTable works with search engines? I'm thinking in use it to create a simple catalogue in a site, but it needs to be indexed to be useful to the client.
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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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For SEO, should I prevent Google from indexing my affiliate products and just have my main pages indexded?

I have a site with a bunch of products on it, about 1600 to 1700 or so. Each product is a different WordPress post. I don't really want Google to index all my posts, I would be happy for it just to ...
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How to avoid multiple results in google search for same page if some results contain utm_source parameters?

We have an old domain we are slowly turning off and are currently redirecting pages via 301 redirects to relevent urls on a totally different domain and site, the reason for this being that the brand ...
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Why Google is indexing Thumbnails and not Large images?

I have a page full of thumbnails, when clicked it opens the Full size image in new tab. The problem is that Google is indexing the Thumbnail photos only, and leaves the Large images that it links to. ...
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How to index pages with tabs for SEO

I have a page with five tabs. The page will load with the first tab opened. The remaining tabs are only visible by clicking the respective tabs; these contents are not loaded with AJAX and are ...
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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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How does Google discover and index URLs that aren't linked or in the sitemap

I can see multiple URLs of my website are crawled by google. I see it using site: in Google search. I was wondering what are all possible places from where Google picks these URLs? I checked many of ...
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How can I find which URLs were recently de-indexed in Google Web Master Tools/Search Console?

When checking the Index Status for my site in Google Webmaster Tools/Search Console, I saw that the total indexed URLs in the previous day was 670. However today it is 655 (I can see this in the graph)...
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Would google index a page in sitemap which there is no direct link to it from website? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a listing website with thousands of pages. I don't want to make all those pages(items) crawlable by others, unless they search for those items. But, still I like to have all those ...
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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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Updating / Indexing auto generated 1 million pages after around two years [duplicate]

I have auto generated 1 million page website. Pages are Something like https://www.comprsite.net/www/stackoverflow.com (Feel fee to remove the URL if it is against SE TOC)....... Now website is ...
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How do I have Google image search link the image to a different page?

I want some images be indexed with specific page URLs. When users click them from image search I would like it to take them to my chosen URL instead of place where Google found that image. For example,...
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How to link PDF and PS for best indexing while still maintaining proper design?

Assume that you are having a single web page with several links to your papers: ... Author list 1, Paper Title 1 [PDF] [PS], publication venue 1, year 1 Author list 2, Paper Title 2 [PDF] ...
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How to prevent CDN content URLs being indexed by Google [duplicate]

Well, robots.txt prevent crawling and meta robots tag in HTML (or) X-Robots-Tag HTTP header prevents indexing (and other functionalities available too). So, even when a URL is disallowed in robots....
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How long for Google to index pages after submit to index? How to check the progress? [duplicate]

After a revamp of our website, I have submitted an updated sitemap then fetched the homepage URL / as Google and submitted it and its direct links for indexing in Google Search Console more than 2 ...
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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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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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Google continues to index Word documents and PDF files that were blocked by robots.txt and have been removed from the server

I've been having some issues removing some content from Google's search results. I have some word documents and pdf files in public directories that I have since password protected. When you try to ...
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How to block everything from being indexed except sitemap.xml

I want to block everything and index sitemap.xml file alone. So I do it as shown below: User-agent: * Disallow: / Allow: /sitemap.xml Sitemap: https://example.net/sitemap.xml However, I am not sure ...
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How do I prevent site from getting indexed when I buy the domain?

I am buying new domains, and as soon as I buy them I can find them indexed on google with "Domain Registered at Safenames" when I search site:domainname. Before I buy the domain, I google the domain ...
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How can I stop Google from indexing “pretty links” external redirects from my WordPress site?

When I search site:[example].com in Google for my blog, the majority of the pages that are being indexed are "pretty links" to external sites. I created these links using the Pretty Links plugin so ...
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Changing domain through 301 redirects - will I lose ranking position?

I have a few articles that are in the top 3 of Google search results. They are currently accessed by the URL http://example.com/myarticle1. Now, I want to move that article to the other URL http://...
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Parts of my site are not getting indexed after changing the URLs, adding redirects, and blocking the old URLs in robots.txt

I have a website with some URLs and later I optimized the URLs and changed the link structure. I blocked the old URLs with robots.txt and suggested redirections from old to new URLs, and then did ...
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How do I tell search engines that my content cannot load after sending an initial response?

In order to provide a better experience for users we have begun flushing our head section of our website well before we have accumulated and rendered the HTML to be sent to a client. This has many ...
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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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Why has Google indexed the same page twice for my site?

Google has indexed the same page twice For my website. I am not able to figure out the solution for this issue. Can anybody help me to solve this problem? I am attaching screenshots below for the ...
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Google takes 7 days to crawl and index new content despite submitting a site map in search console

I have WordPress site and i have submitted XML site map. It takes Google takes more than 7 days to crawl and index new content. There are no errors in Google Search Console with crawling or indexing. ...
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How do I tell which pages of my website are not indexed in Google?

Is there any way to find non-indexed pages of my website? I tried searching on-line for this answer but couldn't find the exact solution for how to find the non-indexed pages in Google. If I were ...
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Are text sitemaps sufficient to get content indexed by Google or are XML sitemaps needed?

I am currently using sitemap.txt (Type: URL List) in Google Search Console. I am not using XML, just have added URLs line by line in notepad & saved as sitemap.txt. After uploading it to my site,...
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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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How long before Google indexes a new (to me) domain that previously had spam and virus problems?

I registered a new ".com" domain, but when I added it to the Google Search Console I saw that there were problems with viruses and spam problems. I submitted a request for reconsideration. Google ...
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Redirecting robots.txt when moving to a new domain

I'm moving a site to a new domain, to a local tld. I already redirected everything successfully to the new domain, except the robots.txt. My question would be that is it needed to redirect the ...
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Does Having Too Many NoIndexed Pages Hurt Your Google Rankings?

I have a site like reddit. So 99% pages are thin content. I have no-index all pages. The quality articles are only blog posts written by our team ( Now have around 50 blog posts with 1000-2500 words)....
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How to Deal with Low Quality Content (Without Deleting or Adding More Content)?

I have around 95% low quality articles in my web site. I don't need to delete them because those are for users. I don't want to search engine traffic also those articles. Those articles just for loyal ...
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How long after fixing a crawl error in Bing Webmaster Tools before Bing recrawls and stops showing the error?

When will Bing recrawl my online shopping site? Yesterday I solved my site errors that were displayed in in Bing Webmaster Tools. I asked it to fetch those URLs. Bing webmaster tools still shows ...
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Link to product detail pages without allowing product list pages with many filter variants to all be indexed

I have a website for managing trading card game (TCG) collections which is built around a central search engine/filter system. This filter system is located on the cards page which lists all cards ...
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Does Google index or see data used by JavaScript in a hidden <p>?

I'm working on a site that has a speedbump set up to give a disclaimer when visitors leave our site for another. We then have a whitelist of URLs for external sites where this speedbump does not pop ...
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Indexing Japanese links after hack

A few months ago our website got hacked, similar to what seems to be described in the following - https://developers.google.com/webmasters/hacked/docs/fixing_the_japanese_keyword_hack We fixed the ...
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Crawl error (Response Code 404) [closed]

Recently I've built my first website using WordPress and I'm having some trouble indexing it. As you guys can see, the site is working (http://contacontente.com), even though it doesn't have much ...
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My website inner pages are not crawling and indexed?

My website is built with angular js. when i submitted sitemap only home page is indexed and remaining pages are not indexed. I already changed all my page urls # to #! . please suggest me .
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Re-Indexing Home Page - HTML/DOM Change

(Site on WordPress) Currently, our company homepage is using images instead of divs to display our main products/solutions. As the SEO, I wanted to remove these images (which consist of mostly text) ...
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Google Search Console - Scan Request does not work

I have a problem with Google's Search Console. When I "Fetch as Google" and status is Complete, I click on "Request Indexing", fill in the Captcha and Submit. Nothing happens after i click on Submit,...
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Accident with a lot of indexed pages - Google is not happy

We had more than 500 pages indexed, we are a relatively new site but I think we have good content so Google was ok with our pages. Most of this pages were profiles and had a url structure like /place/...
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Screaming Frog removes custom request headers

We are working on an Angular SPA that uses token-based authentification (our client app gets a token from the server and saves it to localstorage). Then in each request to our API the client adds a ...