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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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 ...
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Ranked for main keyword on Bing and Yahoo but not on Google

My website is indexed by google (29000 pages indexed), I am not ranked at all for main keyword in google although: I am ranked in top 10 in Bing and Yahoo I am ranked for other keywords! I have ...
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Should article preview pages be crawled and indexed by search engines?

I have a page called "all articles" that loads previews of articles using AJAX. Because of that, the content won't be visible to search engines, so the page would be considered "poor content". Since ...
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How to make Google index users posts when there are no direct links and the posts are loaded with infinite scroll?

In a website that has posts system similar to Facebook, where the user has option to: Keep his posts private (needs login to view) Make them public (anyone can see them) In case #2 I want to allow ...
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Deleted website still appearing in Google search results

We deleted a website from our server around 3 weeks ago and the pages are still appearing in Google search results. Unfortunately we don't "own" the property in search console, so we can't suppress ...
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Will Google remove content such as images with canonical headers to other non-indexed content?

I've set a canonical (.htaccess) header from an image to another one. For instance: site.com/image-small.jpg has a canonical header to: site.com/image.jpg (Original image). However the website ...
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No results in google SERP [duplicate]

My website is showing 245 pages indexed in Google Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools), but in Google SERP it is showing no results? My website is 2 months old, in GSC there are no crawl errors, ...
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Index content from a Bootstrap modal

I am using Bootstrap modal in my homepage. The content from the modals is not indexed by Google, while almost all other content in that page is indexed. How can I index modal content?
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Google Search Console “Indexed Pages” spike and traffic loss after image CDN switch

Back on 2/7, we changed CDNs from Amazon Cloudfront to StackPath for the images on our popular sports website. We ticked off the "use canonical headers" option when doing so. Starting on 2/12, we ...
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Does the below-mentioned server header impact google indexing?

Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 06:26:50 GMT Server: Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) X-Powered-By: PHP/5.5.9-1ubuntu4.20 Expires: Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:01 GMT Cache-Control: post-check=0, pre-check=0, max-age=0 Pragma: ...
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SEO friendly URL: hyphen vs forward slash [duplicate]

For example, I have a webshop where each product has its unique ID and I want to build SEO friendly URL for a product page. An old-school way that is mentioned almost in every article looks like this:...
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Geographical landing pages not showing up on Google search results [duplicate]

Problem we have: One markets' geographical landing pages do not appear on search results. Few months ago we discovered that robots.txt are blocking Google from indexing that markets' pages. We fixed ...
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Prevent indexing of image or file

I understand that you can do the following to generally prevent images or pages from getting indexed. Add to the page's meta section: <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> Edit the robots....
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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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Is it possible for Google to disregard my canonical tag?

I was wondering if it is possible for Google to disregard the canonical tag, if for example they decide it is wrongly put based on behavioral data. On my blog's individual blog posts there is a ...
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Do search engines consider GUID in indexing?

I've been reading the WordPress's codex recently, and noticed that WordPress is using a term called GUID. According to codex: The term "GUID" stands for "Globally Unique Identifier". It is a field ...
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Does rel=“next” have to be in the HEAD?

I'm trying to improve SEO on a platform i'm working with, and was advised to add rel="next" and rel="prev" links to my pages to make it clearer to google which URLS are paginated. My question to you ...
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Implementing 301 redirects won't work without an existing file. Will that matter to Google or is there a better way to implement redirects?

I just published a completely revised version of a website (static site to a Wordpress powered one) without changing the domain or the web server. In the old site the URL structure was example.com/...
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Will “rel=canonical” pages be indexed?

So to give an overview of my application, I will have pages of various businesses (parents) and then each business will have additional pages of each business location (children). The plan is for ...
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Drop in XML Sitemap Index Numbers in Google Search Console? [duplicate]

what is going on .. my sitemaps aren't index anymore... I have a really sudden decreasing in sitemap index
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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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Why only 35 of 758 links are indexed by Google in my sitemap.xml [duplicate]

In the Google Webmasters Tool, there is a sitemap indexing status page: There are 758 pages in my submitted sitemap.xml file, why only 35 of them are indexed? Is there any place that I can check the ...
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Can I list multiple sitemaps inside one sitemap.xml and specify that in my robots.txt?

The sitemap engine I'm using generates a strange sitemap.xml. I need to add blog and shop sitemaps for those URLs too. Now in robots.txt I specify this path https://example.com/sitemap-shop.xml, but ...
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Why the number of indexed URLs in Search Console dropped?

A few months ago I saw there were 14 URLs reported as indexed in Google Search Console. As of a few days back, it's showing that only 3 URLs have been indexed. Do I have to request that it index 14 ...
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Google indexing duplicate content despite a canonical tag pointing to external URL. Am I risking a penalty from Google?

I have a website. It has content that already exists somewhere on other sites. I have added a canonical tag, nevertheless Google index those URLs. I'm not concerned about these pages being indexed, ...
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Google is indexing different pages of the same list

I have a category page that is a paginated list of products of an ecommerce website and google is indexing: www.myshop.com/category-list www.myshop.com/category-list?p=2 www.myshop.com/category-list?...
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Google is indexing only the title and meta description of webpage on its first try

Recently I posted one article in my blog and Google indexed it the next day. However, they did not index the whole article, they just indexed the title and meta description. The content inside the ...
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Adding HTTPS to our site created duplicate content that Google is indexing with a drop in traffic

Our tutorial platform is example.com - it was online with non-www version. i.e. http://example.com We added SSL(https) certificate and now there are issues that are affecting my site. Now there are ...
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Image still appears in google search results in spite it has been removed from original source

I have reported an image to google for removal under "remove outdated content" and in search console it says "This content is no longer live on the website", however the image still appears in google ...
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Block third domain from being indexed

We have a web application that handles many websites that have test and production environment. This application has only one folder and it's hosted with IIS. We already have noindex nofollow, index ...
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Google is not returning my site until I search for my whole URL [duplicate]

I created a sitemap, added my website for indexing on Google's console, but still my website is not showing in Google search results until I search for the whole URL of my website. Anyone know why it ...
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What is the difference between the searches site:http://example.com and info:http://example.com?

What is the difference between the Google site indexing search tools of site:http://example.com and info:http://example.com ? The reason I ask is that site search shows hundreds of pages for my site; ...
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Google is reporting only 5% of our site's pages as indexed after one year

Our sitemap contains roughly 750,000 paths to discrete pages and only around 30 thousand are reported by google as being indexed. I am trying to figure out why this is. The content of our pages is ...
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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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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 ...