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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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How to deal with Google Programmable Search Engine for *specific search* |

I have created a search bar through "Google Programmable Search Engine". Now I want to make the searchbar working like specifically search for a website not the entire web. I have added some ...
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Is it beneficial or detrimental to delete and re-add Search Console?

My site was running well, suddenly the site had some server related issues due to which the search visitors of the site decreased from 22 November 2023. This has gone down and now I can't recover it. ...
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Same description shows dynamically on corresponding pages. Will it hurt SEO?

I am developing an Image Converter site. In their various conversation tools are available like JPG to PNG, PNG to BMP, JPG to BMP etc... So at converting page lets say you are in JPG to PNG page. I ...
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Does dropdown navigational menu in smaller screen crawlable by search bots?

I am confused as a colleague of mine who is a SEO expert told me that navigational links such as (home, about, contact, etc.) inside dropdown menu (using bootstrap css) is not crawlable? Is this true? ...
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Does posting my work to other sites jeapodize my site's traffic?

My website primarily showcases artwork that I make. But I also post my art to other pages (such as Instagram, Artstation) to try and get a bit more traction (forums too, but that's also for community ...
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Two smiliar pages: Google index the wrong one

Good morning On my site I offer a product, let's say "Purchase a car" (obviously it's not that), I was ranked in second position on google for years, then I launched a more specific product (...
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Is having a "noindex" page that redirects to a "indexable" page bad for SEO?

I am building a "dynamic pages" system. I have a /page?slug=some-slug pattern. This page checks a database with the slug and if it finds some entry it will redirect with 301 to the found ...
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How to properly set up google search indexing for site which requires authentication

I was not sure of the best way to describe this in the title but my scenario is the following: Every page on our site requires authentication and will redirect unauthenticated users to a login page ...
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how to seach the internet for my own website

I want to do an internet search for my own website, to see where it is ranking, as if I am a potential customer. Google ranks my site highly in the search terms I'm using. I've deleted my browser ...
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SEO Optimisation: 1.1/2" - One-and-a-Half Inch - 1.5 Inch - 1.5" ? What should I use?

TLDR: What is the best way to write this for SEO purposes? As mentioned in the title, I have some products with different sizes that I want to make sure the SEO is 👌 My particular concern is with ...
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Why does google keep deleting URLs from https in search console

Google search console has HTTPS section that I understand shows urls those are served over https. My whole site is https. I have noticed that when a new ad is created, that url shows up under https ...
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Change search URL indexing from www to non-www

In the Google Search Console, I submitted both URLs (www and non-www) for indexing. It seems that the www version got indexed first and the non-www got 'Google-selected canonical'. Is it possible to ...
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Can I show my website only in specific country including for search engine users?

How can I show a certain website only in specific country? This includes not showing on search engines outside of that certain country? Its not about blocking the access, but not showing / visible ...
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SEO of changing from .co.uk to .com

I'm a graphic designer, with a fairly niche specialism, based in the UK. Originally all my clients were based in the UK, but over recent years I've picked up a few clients from other countries, from ...
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Can randomly generated web page content lead to search engine penalties?

I have specialized pages with random content. Every time they are accessed or refreshed, different content is displayed. I have pages that contain randomly selected users of my website: I have pages ...
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How should I name my websites, URLs, usernames for better Google search indexing?

I want to change my username on GitHub, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for better indexing. I want it to be in Google searches when I search my name or website. How should I change it? For e.g. ...
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Search engine setting for displaying only for desktop/laptop users

Is there a way to instruct search engines (especially Google Search) that a website is meant to be accessed only on desktop/laptop? One of my websites is not displaying properly on smartphones but ...
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Why website copy tools like Cyotek WebCopy and HTTrack cannot find files that search engines like Google can? [closed]

I would like to keep the target website private, but here are some details: It's a personal (as in single-author) public documentation / portfolio / blog sort of website It seems to be hosted using ...
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Citing or embedding a summary of a movie review from another website on my blog. What SEO issues might I encounter?

I'm stuck because I want to show summaries of movie reviews from various sources on one page of my blog. Giving a backlink to the original link so that people can read the review on that website. Is ...
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Removing subdomain from Google crawling

Our example.com and example.com/blog links to our web app at app.example.com. The issue is that app.example.com returns a 404 on an uncached load, but the correct page does load — it's a weird setup ...
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Descriptive URL's from user generated content | Worth it? | How to handle in case of edit | Which of my ideas is good practise?

I am building a quiz site. User can create quizzes and choose a title for their quiz. I was thinking about using the title with the ID in the URL and here I have multiple ideas, which all have multple ...
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What does Google and another search engine do with sites that collect information

What do Google and another search engine do with sites that collect information and display it in categories? This information is not unique in the internet. How well those sites rank? Do they get ...
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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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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. The site is built on Elementor, there isn't a cache plugin. I disabled all plugins and it's still the ...
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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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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+0020?

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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