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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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Duplicated content in Google after updating my URLs

I have a prestashop 1.6. Due a I had dirty URLs with ids, last week I bought a module to clean those URLs. A couple of days ago, I noticed a ranking drop in Google. I have checked Google Search ...
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Will robots- noindex meta tag completely prevent searching from indexing page

I am wondering if meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> will completely prevent website page from being indexed. i noticed one of the website has following noindex meta tag on ...
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Can AMP pages use a redirecting URL in the canonical tag?

I recently changed the URLs of my articles and they are now 301 redirected to the new URL format. However, the AMP equivalent version of those articles rel="canonical" tag still links to the old ...
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large/huge example databases .sql files to download on the web?

Where can i find really large databases .sql files with 100's MB or a few GB text, 10.000.000 plus rows of text so I can test my sphinx search engine indexing
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Lower Google traffic after adding more pages?

I recently added a new feature to a website, which resulted in a few hundred extra pages being added to the site. I added these new pages to google sitemaps, with the hope that they would attract ...
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Is it a good idea to always use bold or italic keywords for SEO?

Is it a good idea to always use bold or italic keywords in the page contents for SEO (Google)? (not programmatically, but in the most of cases, near the totality)
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Should RSS feeds be disallowed in robots.txt?

I have RSS feeds on my site. I've decided to follow Stack Exchange and disallow my RSS feeds in the robots.txt. I don't want search engine to display the RSS feed page to people, that's not really a ...
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Why do Google search result webpage link and facebook shared webpage link of my website when clicked shows 403 forbidden error?

I have a website. It is working fine. But since yesterday, If I click on Google Search Result webpage link of my website, then it shows following error: It appears you don't have permission to ...
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Display only the Post title by avoiding site name?

I am using wordpress. How i can remove the site name from search result. I want to show just the title of my post. Below is an example.
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Is it OK for SEO to remove 10 of 16 translations of our site in subdirectories?

Our website has 16 different languages, each in a subdirectory. hreflang is not implemented. We are now trying to redesign the website and we want 6 languages to be active. The rest of the languages ...
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Will my SEO rankings be penalized for duplicate content on my subdomain?

I have a site called www.xyz.com and it has a bunch of WordPress Blog posts on it ranking pretty well in google. The only issue is they want to move the blogs over to news.xyz.com (also a WP site). My ...
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How robust is court ordered content removal from Google search?

Do search engines like Google remove content from their search results (after a court or a person asks to) from the index? If the same content is uploaded in other IP address does Google ...
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Dynamic page loading frpm php and search engines

My web site includes many topics and has multiple depth level menus with multiple pages attached to each menu. To keep track of everything every link is sent to an index.php It has 2 get arguments ...
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How can I submit my site to other search engines?

I just want to add my site to other search engines like aol, ask, duckduckgo etc. My site is ready to be indexed but I am facing problems in order to index it in other search engines. How can I do ...
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How do I tell Google to ignore an entire fourth level wildcard subdomain with several sites?

I have multiple servers which host several sites, some of them being QA environments. Unfortunately, Google has found its way to some of them, and it is displaying results which are in fact competing ...
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How long does it take for Google Webmasters to index site after submiting sitemap? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my website in Google search results? I have submitted my website's sitemap to webmaster's tools. The status on the sitemap says OK and it shows that 12 URLs ...
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How are the sitemaps of big MediaWiki sites generated?

This question is related to my questions about things the filesystem of Wikipedia and generating sitemap for Wikipedia. It is more general. Problem: Suppose a site on MediaWiki with about 10,000 ...
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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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Google advance search for a specific domain doesnt find the page which is on website

I am trying to find information using Google advance search for a specific domain but its not picking up the link for keywords example (Markus Wischenbart, United Arab Emirates, Al Habtoor Group ) ...
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Which One has more chance to rank in google image post vs text post?

Which post will rank in Search Engines such as (Google, Yahoo, Bing)if I create two posts one is with the full-page image with alt tag and title tag and another one with full text-based. I Know that ...
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Did everything to optimise SEO ranking of site but the site does not show up [duplicate]

I have created a business website for a client of mine. The client runs a business of providing therapeutic and behavioral services to youth and families experiencing developmental, emotional, and ...
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What are the seemingly obvious things to improve search engine rank? [duplicate]

One thing that seems like the most obvious thing I can think of, at least when it comes to businesses, is to register your business with Google My Business. I can't think of anything more obvious that ...
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Will having a sitemap ensure pages served by AJAX requests be crawled?

I have a website, where I publish articles, that I have started just 2 weeks ago. I want to keep the pages as clean as possible and load more content (links to more articles) by AJAX requests upon ...
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Duplicate Content Penalty - EBook Publication or PDF article on multile vendors's sites

After reading this, How to solve duplicate contents over different domains? we know that duplicate contents are heavily penalized. What about the case that if someone pubilsh the same Ebook or the ...
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How do you prevent web pages from appearing in the Google search index?

I have some web pages that Google has indexed. I have now added a robots.txt file to exclude them, but should I also add a noindex tag? If so, then how do I do so?
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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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Google doesn't seem to update the description or title of my homepage

Before we launched our website, we had set up a "coming soon" page and google picked up the title and description from its contents. So the description in the search results said, "Coming soon! Visit ...
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Why Does It Take So Long For Google to Crawl or Re-Crawl My Site

My site hasn't yet been crawled and it has been up for (XX) days or hasn't been re-crawled for (XX) days. Why it is taking so long and how can I speed it up. (Created for the large number of ...
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Do other search engines support Google's “hash bang” syntax for crawling AJAX applications?

Google has a really nice document explaining how web developers can get Google to crawl non-AJAX versions of their web applications to make it possible for Google to index AJAX-heavy websites. Do ...
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Are disqus comments searchable using a website's own search tools?

I'm evaluating comment systems and although I see disqus used in many cases I'm not sure if it is the best choice for me as I am uncertain that my site's own search system could show comments in ...
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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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Why aren't search engines indexing my content?

This is a general, community wiki catch-all question and answer pair intended to address any questions concerning the reasons a site or specific site contents do not appear in search engine ...
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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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Google shows “search instead for” when searching for our website

Our website is new and the name is similar (only one letter different than another website) completely different type and company though. searching for xxxxxA works OK in Google and we find ...
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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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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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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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Adding meta tag keywords - the same or different on all pages?

I have 10 page php website. I want to add keywords to webpages. The website is related to hotel and having different-2 page like booking, rooms, places to visit etc. Question: Do we need to add same ...
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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 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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Are meta descriptions important for pages that are not indexed by search engines?

I have read about meta descriptions here on the webmasters forum. Is it necessary or important to have description on pages that are not being index by the search engine? Like for instances, pages in "...
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Online SEO checker reporting no title

I am new to SEO. I have created a WordPress Website and I have used a SEO checker online and get this issue: Title: No Title. Important: Remember to set a title, never forget this However I have set ...
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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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Effect on Google rankings if my site is down?

What happens to my Google rankings when my site goes down for a short or long period of time?
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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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Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page

As a webmaster in charge of a tiny site that has a forum, I regularly receive complains from users that both the internal search engine and that external searches (like when using Google) are totally ...
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SEO : Understanding Duplicate Content & Low Quality Content

We know that content of each page should be unique and useful for users. Google will penalize thin websites with low quality content and duplicate content. What I want to know is what is the exact ...
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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 ...