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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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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I want search-engines to prefer newer version of my webpage (301-Redirect and Canonical ignored)

I've a very curious problem with the index-status of my webpage. It's a little difficult to explain. I launched my webpage in summer 2008 with around 8K sub-pages. Until 2012 all of the 8K pages ...
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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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Does an image post or a text post have a better chance of ranking in Google?

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, which post will rank in search engines such as (Google, Yahoo, Bing)? I know ...
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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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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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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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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Google has the "remove outdated content tool" to prompt it to rescan outdated content on a site you don't own.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 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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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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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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Is an H1 tag that contains a style block with CSS as well as an image with alt text Google-friendly? [closed]

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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SEO impact of embedded blog content [duplicate]

If a webmaster was to write unique and original blog content on the Medium platform, and then embed the same content on their own website (using an api / rss or similar), does this have a negative ...
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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! ...
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will google index iframe content against the parent page? [duplicate]

We have a parent html page that loads within it iframe page using javascript. Right now the iframe page has meta tag asking it to be indexed "index, nofollow" ... and we see the content of iframe ...
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When will search engines disregard rules in my robots.txt to NOT crawl my website and files?

I'm working with a marketer that wants to set up a website with a text field for people type in their guess of a url for another publicly accessible but secret website. Let's say that publicly ...
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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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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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Database of websites for a search engine [closed]

I'm planning to make a search engine, so I've downloaded this script. It works well, but I have to add a list of websites manually in a php file for the search engine to index. Is there any kind of ...
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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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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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What does “Disallow: /search” mean in robots.txt?

In my blog's Google Webmaster Tools panel, I found the following code in my robots.txt of blocked URLs section. User-agent: Mediapartners-Google Disallow: /search Allow: / I know that Disallow will ...
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How to Remove URLs from Google Search Engine

I have used so many things like url removal request and deleted the pages etc., but still the errors are shown in my webmaster tools. How can I remove the urls completely from Google?
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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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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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How do we stop Google Bot from crawling the paginated pages? [duplicate]

I just don't want to index paginated pages in the search result. I see there are already some pages like this one www.example.com/page/18/ being indexed. Maybe I can try setting a canonical Url but ...
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How can I force Yahoo to recrawl a site

I have a site that was hacked (someone hid a bunch of Viagra links and text on my pages). I cleaned it up a few weeks ago, but the Yahoo results are still displaying the Viagra text in their ...
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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 a robots noindex meta tag completely prevent search engines from indexing a page?

I am wondering if meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> will completely prevent a website page from being indexed. What if user has registered website from Google Webmaster ...
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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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SEO cloaking rules when deferring loading content only after user interacting

what are the rules with google (or any other search engine) in regards to cloaking (e.g. showing different content for bots vs real users) The question is what if we want to load certain content only ...
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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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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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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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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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