Questions tagged [search-engines]

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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Isomorphic (Universal) web application and SEO

I am developing an isomorphic web application using React (SSR). However, I need to render some of my components on the client side. Therefore, the things that a Google bot sees may be different from ...
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TripAdvisor use two H1 tags, why is this and is it ok? [duplicate]

I'm guessing its probably ok if TripAdvisor are doing it, I am slightly confused as to why the H1 on the line of the breadcrumbs is a H1 (is it just TripAdvisor trying to rank higher for keywords?)
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Make JavaScript Generated content appear on Search Engines, where content differs on a Single Page

I have a PWA hosted on Firebase. On the main URL, like example.com, there's a lot of content that is generated by JavaScript. At the same time, whenever someone accesses example.com/?key=value, where ...
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Licensing tag for allowing indexation of website

Is there a standard or something in the making that allows the inclusion of a license that will allow indexation and publishing of a website, citation and sharing of the links? Some meta tag for ...
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Session per User (LTV) calculation?

I have one diagram in google analytics: and others as: My question is how Day 0 is calculated as 1.09?
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Dynamic data from database on google side [duplicate]

I am quite new in programming. I am here today to ask a question about dynamic data on the website. I want to create a website whose content will be managed by CMS which I will create. In the CMS ...
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Is an H1 tag that contains a style block with CSS as well as an image with alt text Google-friendly?

Here is how my website's H1 tag shows up in the Moz tool (or any other SEO tool I used so far): The website is build through Shopify platform and Shopify says it's perfectly fine but I have my doubts,...
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Is RSS feed submission a search engine ranking factor now?

Is RSS submission worth doing now? Is it still considered as SEO ranking factor?
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Weight of geographical back links to other links

I know that back links are a big deal when it comes to ranking in the search engines, but do links originating from the same country (as to where you want your results to be displayed) have more ...
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Is bad for SEO if browser need to run synchronous JS to get content?

I'm developing a site using symfony + Vue. The problem is that this HTML with non-standard tags (components) gets into the browser. All that contained in the <div id="app"> element must ...
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Reasons to use a custom 404 page that redirects with code vs a 301 redirect?

We are moving a website from Joomla to Mura and some of the pages are going to be located at different URLs. I can set up 301 redirects in the rules section of the web.config file in order to ...
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SEO when forward domain in global rank vs local region?

I have one .ir domain and google map services not works on .ir domains, I want to get .org domain and set SSL EV for this .org domain then forward .ir to .org domain. one web app is installed on this ...
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Remove indexed IP address from Google

I developed my website under /var/www/html (for the development part) so I can consult the website when I enter the server's IP address into my web browser. On the same server I have the same products ...
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How to keep the rank in google search engine database when changing ip address [duplicate]

I am a newbie in the field of website making. I currently made a website using Django and host it using digital ocean, I learn all of it by myself and I am very interested. However, I would like to ...
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What if to load duplicated blocks e.g. header and footer by JS

If we use static site generators (SSG) and edit some block duplicated on many pages e.g. header or footer, we need to regenerate all the HTML pages using this block. Regardless of the speed of our SSG,...
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Remove site from search engines for specific keyword

I know normally people want the opposite but I would like to know if someone here knows how to remove a site from search results for a specific keyword. Lately I'm getting a lot of visits from people ...
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Submitting sitemap to Baidu [duplicate]

I've created a Baidu account to submit my sitemap.xml file to Baidu Search Console. I've also verified my phone number & email address. But when I try to submit my sitemap, they want the name as ...
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Deleted posts don't seem to be completely removed

I asked a webmaster to remove some posts on his website where some pictures and content referring to me appeared. He removed pictures and content but they still appear as results on google search, and ...
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Move a site to my own host [closed]

I have a Tech blog site with +350 articles that hosted on a free plan WordPress with enabled default WordAD and a paid domain. Some people advise me to move my blog to my own host on Godaddy or any ...
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I changed my name on Google+ but in the search results still show my old name

I edited my name on Google+, by substituting my real name with a nickname. If I enter my real name in the Google search bar (and on other search engines as well), I get links to my Google+ profile. ...
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Sitemap generation strategy for massive dynamic website

I need to put in place a system that will generate sitemap files (https://www.sitemaps.org) for a huge website with content changing dynamically. These are example figures, but I'm thinking of ...
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How to get a public Google map show up in Google search results?

I'm a runner and I've spent a lot of time using Google maps to compile a collection of drinking fountain locations in Boston where I often run. I've made it public so others can benefit from this ...
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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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Could a Backlink loss cause clicks drop on Google / Organic Search clicks?

Here is a specific example: my website is pretty much new and I did not base my popularity on backlinks. Anyway, I did get 3 or 4 backlinks on very authoritative websites. One month later I got ...
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Why does Search Console count impressions where the searcher hasn't even scrolled far enough down the SERP to see my site?

Why does Search Console count impressions where the searcher hasn't even scrolled far enough down the SERP to see my site? Google Search console lists the keywords people use in search to visit my ...
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Precautions while reorganizing sitemaps

I am reorganizing my sitemaps. I am breaking some large sitemaps into smaller ones, merging some and so on. More importantly I am renaming all the sitemaps (I am assigning meaningful suffixes ...
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Does too much JavaScript discourage bots from indexing?

Along with lengthy content I am using many JavaScript components like client-side graphs (Google charts API), DoubleClick (with Adsense) and others. When I fetch and render from Search Console, I can ...
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Time lag between crawling and indexing [duplicate]

The new version of search console is reporting status 'Crawled currently not indexed' for several URLs. The urls are new and the sitemap was submitted only a couple of days back. My question is how ...
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Search engine pessimisation: Can I tell search engines not to rank legacy pages above live ones?

I maintain a website for an organisation. It has undergone a couple of rebuilds, and each time the pages of the old site have been kept available for historical interest. It has been brought to my ...
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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 Search Console: Continuous Decrease in Search Impressions While There is Almost No Change in Position

One of my clients has a website that is visited by tens of thousands of users per day. Google Search Console is showing continuous decrease in search impressions starting from 01-April-2018. The ...
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Do any search engines exist which disobey rel=“nofollow” or “Disallow”? [closed]

Moving beyond the big players - Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, DDG (who all obey "nofollow"s), are there any search engines out there which deliberately disobey rel='nofollow' links and Disallow rules in ...
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How to make Google display only Country-specific search results based on user's location

My question goes like this: I own a multinational company with the following websites www.abc.com/us/ www.abc.com/uk/ www.abc.com/apac/ I advertise my product (let's name it "device") on each of my ...
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Can we use URL pattern in google remove URL webmaster?

I am working on a project which has some private information. They are indexed in google and is showing as a snippet. Now I want to remove those URL from google index. I have gone through the google ...
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Newly verified property is not showing up in Webmaster Google Search Console

UPDATE: (2018-04-23) - While revising this post to add more detail I went through the steps to add a property again. However, this time I googled "Google Webmaster Tools" and then used the link in ...
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Is there a way to indicate that a web page may have “disturbing” content for OpenGraph/Google etc

I am working on a website that hosts medical imagery. Some of those images might be considered "explicit" or "disturbing", e.g. surgery or diseases. We would like to add metadata to those web pages ...
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How do I get the subdomains that my MVC5 application will have to be crawled by search engines?

I am setting up a multitenant application using MVC5. I have figured out most of the implementation and deployment details. However, I have some questions around SEO. Basically, multitenancy means ...
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Website rank based on keyword search

is there any possibility to get a list of website that have very good rank based on a keyword search. For example keyword is cat food , then i have to get list the top 100 website that have high ...
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Website with Apps and SE rankings

Currently I have a website that is very popular for related search terms, with very little bounce rates and it is ranking very well. It is an ecommerce site. I want to offer apps for my regular users ...
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SEO impact of native vs. custom blog post types in WordPress

When I was setting up my Wordpress based site, the native blog post type (posts) didn't offer the structure and features I was after, so I created my own custom post type (library) with additional ...
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Google is not showing the English subdomain in the search results when searching for our domain name

We have a dual language news portal. We had changed domain name in December, 2017. Nowadays, when we search for the domain name it only shows the "bn" language website. Google doesn't show the "en" ...
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Should I delete http property in search console after adding https version [duplicate]

I just started using SSL for my website. I have redirected all the urls from http to https. From some of the previous questions and answers I understand I should add https version of my site as new ...
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Googlebot flooding server with requests for junk URLs with random data

I'm having some trouble with GoogleBot. It keeps requesting a random URL that doesn't exist. It is trying to access:www.example.com/index.php/{TOKEN} That {TOKEN} is really random, no idea where it ...
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Submit to Google without logging in? [duplicate]

I want to submit certain web pages to Google so they can be indexed after they have been added or updated, but currently Google seems to be requiring a web master to login to do this. I do not want ...
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Google Search Console - Submitted URL not selected as canonical

We have 3 product pages in which we have added some internal links (PDF links), the crawl report Google search console is showing an error called "Submitted URL not selected as canonical". The PDF is ...
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Can we call a site search result page “SERP”?

I've worked in SEO company and I'm familiar with SERP term. I've moved to another company and in this company, we have an Elastic Search server which we send data to it and use it as search handler. ...
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How do you specify alternate pages with different content for users in different countries?

I have two versions of my website one is www.example.com and other is at www.example.com/us for users from two different countries. These two versions have the same number of pages and in same order. ...
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Will social sharing help my website rank in search engines?

I am owner of travel related website and recently found that two twitter users have shared a link from my website on their profile. Those profiles are not related to travel. One profile is sharing ...
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Website Home Page URL Not Show On Google Search [duplicate]

If i search like site:www.paka.tv my main homepage URL not showing, but categories of my site pages showing on results. How to show my website URL (www.pakka.tv) on google search.
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How to Disavow Bad Backlinks Automatically?

I have this website which is relatively new and I am trying to rank it in Google. But, I have this enemy who keeps building bad/spam links to my site. So, every time I see some rank improvement in my ...