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A search engine is program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found.

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Best way to allow search engines to index login-protected page

I have pages on my site that only make sense with a login. For example I have a user settings page at /user and a list of a user's subscriptions at /subscriptions. It would be useful to users if ...
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If I buy a domain based on my personal name and redirect it to a blog, will my domain appear when people search for my name?

I have a main webpage that ranks well in a specific city (myprofession+city.com). My problem is that I also want a personal domain (e.g., JohnDoe.com). So I was thinking if it's possible to buy ...
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Is there a way of lowering my search results outside of my business area (country)?

Situation: I run a tree farm in Alberta, Canada. I sell mail order seedlings all over Canada. Lately I'm getting lots of calls from the U.S. This is a nuisance, as the paperwork for cross border ...
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Do Baidu and/or Yandex publish the current IP ranges used by their site indexing bots?

I need to identify bots operated by search engine operators to index sites. I've looked at an existing question on this matter and the answers given there are too simplistic. The User-Agent header is ...
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Forum threads dominating non-thread pages for SEO

Found no great info on Google for this so bringing it to Stack Exchange. Many posts here ask about how to rank forums better. Our problem is that our forum ranks SO well, that non-forum/thread based ...
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Why some search engines show address with www and some not, and how to tell which one needs to be shown

In some SEs our site is shown with www and in some without. In Heroku both domains are specified and lead to the same page, but we want to crearify address to be without www and trainling slashes
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Bing Site Scan; Redirecting to login page

My website apkeh.com is not getting indexed, it says violation of community guidelines. I don't know what guidelines, exactly I am violating. I tried a site scan and found that most of the links are ...
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Is it a no-no to have two sites with the same HTML and modify the content with JavaScript?

Let's say I have 2 sites /MergePDF?csharp and /MergePDF?java. They have the exact HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The only difference is the difference in content provided by the JavaScript. Is is it ...
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Do back links to a language subdirectory affect the rankings of all languages on the site?

Consider example.com as the root of my French site and example.com/en/ as the English version, and example.com/ar/ as the Arabic version. All language versions are generated manually (not IP-based ...
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CSS & Image Files Are Blocked by Googlebot after Rendering

When rendering my website in Mobile-Friendly Test, I saw that my sites' CSS + Images are blocked. See This Screenshot See This Screenshot The site is built on Elementor, there isn't a cache plugin. I ...
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Is it okay to duplicate website homepage with different URL and blocked from indexing to drive ads traffic to?

On my website, I have a landing page (only contains a call-back request form with no other data but the logo). And I am driving clients from ADs to it, but this page as clients say has low authority. ...
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Will bots crawl my page generated by javascript

I use simple javascript to generate pages based on thousands of products stored in a JSON object. The page URLs will be like /productList?keyword=XXX&page=x. The keyowrd is what uses input through ...
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How to determine what data visualisation tools are being used on a website [closed]

I help maintain a website that is housed in the Squiz Matrix cms. Because we have several Tableau public and MS Power BI reports embedded throughout the website, soon the Power BI reports will be ...
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What is the impact moving from www to non-www... and is it worth going back to www?

From 2013 through 2020 we had a website that was performing pretty well in terms of traffic and sales. The website was then taken down due to unforeseeable life events. After 2 or 3 months offline, we ...
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Does a sites URL structure need to match its breadcrumb structure? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a page on my site with the breadcrumb order: Site Name --> Products --> Product 1 Should I have the URL be https://example.com/products/product-1, or should I have the URL be ...
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Warning in Google Console due to invalid items in Struture data

I have added Structured data for sporting event on website and this page started showing 5 valid items detected: All have warnings as i have five items in the structured data on Google Console (URL ...
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Google showing static title instead of dynamically set javascript title

Let's say I have set my title using HTML to "Something - Example" and with Javascript I change the title to "Apple - Example". When I google my website (after waiting for it to ...
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Why different title on the same website [duplicate]

I have recently changed the title of my website and whenever I search it I get the previous one only but on search with the specific keywords change I have recently made I get the correct output which ...
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Google taking my logo as title and description some text on the page [duplicate]

I made a website using nuxt.js and added title and meta description on each page. I also made a sitemap.xml and robots.txt for the site and submitted in Google search console.The issue is Google and ...
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How to know when a new website comes into existence?

Is there a way to know when a new website comes into existence. What I mean is how crawlers such as search engines know if something exists in first place. So let's say a new website www.example.com ...
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sitemap in google search console showing "see index coverage" link disabled

In Google Search Console I observed that "See Index Coverage" is disabled. also it is not indexing 2 post from last 20-30 days what i have tried is delete existing sitemap and added new with ...
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Major search engines redirect an HTTP link to a scammy pharmacy site

There is an HTTP website (not HTTPS) that works perfectly fine when the URL is directly typed into the address bar or when links are clicked from other websites/applications like Reddit, Facebook, and ...
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How does a search engine discover/crawl a website page when requested URL loads the content via database?

I am creating a new blog website in Django. All the posts and their details are stored inside an SQLite database (one that comes default with Django). Once a post's URL is requested, the server ...
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Do I get back all the search engine rankings I had after having blocked a domain using robots.txt?

I blocked Google from crawling my domain using a robots.txt rule User-Agent: * Disallow: / by mistake. Just recently I noticed, two months later, and I removed the robots.txt file. The website was ...
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How to prevent discovery of URLs by search engines?

I crawled my Wordpress site using the Screaming Frog program and noticed a few issues which might have SEO implications and was hoping someone could help identify the problem (if there is one). N.B: I ...
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How do search engines treat spaces that are not U+20?

Introduction A problem with writing HTML pages for agglutinative languages, is that search engines generally work poorly when trying to parse them. Often-times, searches with correctly written ...
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Acquired domain name linked to bad reputation on search engines due to previous owner

If a example.com is purchased, but has a history of fraud or some other heinous crime by its previous owners, such that search engine results show 10 pages and more of complaints from defrauded ...
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I appear to be completely invisible on google despite their search console claiming that I am indexed [duplicate]

I recently put the site for my web design business up on google. It's been online for about two weeks and according to Google Search Console, has been indexed several times. Despite this, I can only ...
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Why google crawler indexes old data of the website? [duplicate]

A month ago I updated the website with a new Title and Description (basically the whole website had been changed) but the Google crawler doesn't index these new data and continues to show the old one. ...
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how do i host my own created website on google and any other search engines [closed]

I had created a website using HTML CSS and JAVASCRIPT. How do I host it on google and other browsers so that everyone can able to use my website. Please support.
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Prevent website completely from being indexed by any search engine or Crawlers for security reason?

I have a website that I wanna publish it... but for some security reason we want to make the website only accessible for those who has the link. which means prevent any kind of indexing or crawlers to ...
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Static pages with content only and dynamic header added by client JS

As we know, static html pages are best because of their high speed, security and low cost of maintenance. If we have already have a website with thousands of statically generated pages and edit for ...
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Google not indexing product pages of my website [duplicate]

After many months and many changes to sitemaps/pages trying to solve the problem, Google still is not indexing the product pages of this site (link removed). Here's the sitemap i'm using (link removed)...
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How do I manually calculate average session duration?

can anyone help me tell the exact formula of the average session duration where to get from? I'm having trouble finding a manual calculation of the average session duration For example, from the ...
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Generating URLs according to the search engine query

What is the name of following technique: When you search a multi word keyword, for example "download physics book edition 218324", the search engine finds a page from a website with exactly ...
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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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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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Is it possible to notify search engines about non-official restaurant websites competing with the real site?

What can be done about fake websites popping up pretending to be the real one? It is specific to restaurants where there are services provided by food delivery services such as in the UK; Just-eat ...
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Is it true that Google does not like copying pages and changing the keywords?

I have created 3 web pages and optimized each for similar content (only change Keywords) but different keywords & Meta Description in all 3 pages. Is the okay to have similar content on these ...
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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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indexing github account [duplicate]

Its been 7 months since i created my github account. However Google still hasn't indexed my github page. Does anyone know what to do ?
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Does a country code secondary domain (such as .com.nl) have lower ranking than a ccTLD (such as .nl) with content specific for that country?

I know that search engines like Google value more country code top level domains (ccTLD) on content that is specific to residents living in said countries, that is, the website hosted at voorbeeld.nl ...
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External links and effect on SEO: how can we link to relevant posts?

I have a website that wants to link to a 1000+ pages on my website (because they are all pages that extend the information on his website), but we are both afraid that this might have a negative ...
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Is there a way to find "similar advertisers" without a Google AdSense account?

I am trying to find ads that are similar to the ones suggested to me by Google Ads. Having done my research, I found that you can, as an advertiser, target "similar audiences" and that it is also ...
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How to correctly SEO positioning of articles that require authorization

I have website with lot of articles, but that require sign-in to view it. The titles of articles are public. When user is not logged in but wants to see and read it, then will be redirected to login ...
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How to get search engines to index dynamically created DOM page

My website's main page has very little content on it until after a javascript function loads all the images to the page. The function is called on the window.onload event. My only problem is search ...
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Structured data: what are benefits and drawbacks in using Google Tag Manager vs dropping JSON-LD directly on the page?

I am setting up structured data for a website and am wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of using the Google Tag Manager vs putting script tags in the head. I'm building the site with HUGO so ...
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Making HTML text dofollow link with JavaScript is effective for SEO?

I wanted to replace match text to html link in content area in each post on WordPress site. I implemented that by JavaScript as follows. jQuery(document).ready(function(){ var selector = `...
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Ahrefs reports that new blog posts are "orphan pages"

I have one custom PHP website and an integrated Wordpress blog with the website. When I publish any blog on the website, Ahrefs treats that blog as orphan pages. I have done interlinking all the blog ...
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How can search engine rankings be checked if search engines personalize search results?

I see this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble So if I search for keywords related to my website to check the actual rank will the results be biased?
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