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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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Search engine for website

Does anybody have any recommendations for a search engine that I can use for my website. I currently use Google CSE, but am wondering if there is anything better. I want to be able to have the ...
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Miscellaneous ways to get higher pagerank

I would like to get higher pagerank for my blog. I know good contents are most important for SEO. But I guess there are miscellaneous things(but legal) which site operators should know. These are ...
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Problem with description of my site and google search

My HTML page : http://www.faressoft.com <meta name="description" content="فارس سوفت الاسم الرائد في عالم البرمجيات العربية" /> When I search for my site name "فارس سوفت" using google, the ...
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If an visitors IP address contains “google” or a similar keyword, does this mean they were a crawler?

I have a huge list of IP addresses recorded from various visitors to a website. A huge amount of the visitors, in some months over 70%, came from IP addresses that contained keywords such as google, ...
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Narrowing down my large keyword list for new PPC campaign

If I have a list of 100 keywords that are candidates for a PPC campaign (my list is actually 1000+). What is the best approach to narrowing this down to the top 5-10 keywords I should start with? I'...
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Google Traffic droppend at christmas and is steady since?

as you can see in the picture my search engine traffic dropped exactly at christmas and is steady since. has anybody experienced something similar or has a possible explanation? at first i tought, ...
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Other link relationships and impact to the SEO

Example other link relationships <head> <link rel='index' title='Main Title' href='http://domain.com/' /> <link rel='start' title='Part Three' href='http://domain.com/part-3/' /> &...
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What effect if any does “Google Instant” search have on SEO and SEM?

It been a little over a month since "Google Instant" has been released to the public, what effect if any does "Google Instant" search have on SEO and SEM based? RELATE LINK >> "Google Instant": http:/...
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How to use Canonical and Original-Source Correctly, on multilingual website?

was wondering wether searchengines index this correctly in a multilingual website: Currently, the htaccess eats nice urls on pages like /de/somepage and rewrites them invisibly to /somepage?ln=de so ...
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Can search engines change language and read the cookie?

I am building a multi language website in PHP and prepared all my strings in English by default using gettext() My locale/it_IT/LC_MESSAGES/default.mo file is working correctly and now I need to sort ...
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Stream search - legality [closed]

I would like to know if it is worth asking a lawyer about making a search engine that indexes sites which index mega video links which contain movies that are protected by copyright law is legal. ...
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Hide content behind login screen but show to search engines

Is it OK to have a page that will not show content to browsers unless they are logged in - but will recognise a search bot and show it the content regardless? I.e. googolebot get the content - normal ...
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Why has Yahoo only managed to index TWO pages on my site?

I launched my site a few months ago, and Google already has over 1K indexed pages - whereas Yahoo has only managed to index 2 pages (when I check with Yahoo Site Explorer). I have checked (using ...
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Should I block search engines with robots.txt on my Facebook app?

There's a few subdomains on my homepage where I tak advantage of robots.txt to block search engines for indexing their contents, like my images and downloads subdomains as I don't want the direct URLs ...
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Testing new changes to website while retaining ability to revert back to original - to protect SEO

If I'm making changes to site code, content, adding/removing pages, changing links, changing database structure, etc.. How do I safely test all these changes, while still maintaining ability to revert ...
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Googleability on StackExchange questions?

There has been a recent discussion on the AskUbuntu StackExchange site about including the word "Ubuntu" in questions to provide better "googleablility". While I assume this is wrong, I don't know ...
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My archives are beating my current content, how do I stop from competing against myself?

I've inherited a site with about 15,000 pages going back 16 years. Often current events are outranked by previous events. What are the best techniques to make sure that I'm not fighting against ...
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Where can I find a list of related search terms?

Does Google, Bing, or any of the other major search engines make a list or index of related search terms available?
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HTTP response for deleted or disabled items on ecommerce store

What HTTP response should you send when an item/category on your ecommerce site has been disabled or deleted? 410 looks correct for deleted products but not sure about something that has been disabled ...
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How do I differentiate 404 messaging with no dynamic language ability on the web server?

Depending on the type of page visited (for example, “static” content vs. product page), we have a requirement to show different error messaging when the page requested is not found. Given that we are ...
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Which web directories can I reliably invest in to increase my traffic and search ranking?

I've been looking around for some web directories to list my company in that would 1) Feed more traffic to my website and 2) Increase my search rankings due to being a quality referral to my own ...
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SEO-bots content reading question

I got a preety noobish question.. I have a web site and most of the content that is shown to a user is drawn from a database.. And the pages that i sent to eg. google to index have a querystring in ...
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Where can I find a list of search engine crawler user agents and their domain names? [closed]

I'm trying to follow stackoverflow's approach of using a white list for the sitemap. I have tried to find an extensive list of search engine crawlers (and other crawlers) to use in my white list but ...
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What are the benefits of RDFa?

I've seen some blogs etc. about this new technology: RFDa, but is there any benefits in using it now. From what I understand, it's mainly used by search engines and other crawlers, but have Google, ...
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Page speed affecting ranking in practice

Articles like this one discuss Google possibly taking speed into account for ranking factors. Are there any other search engines which already take speed into account for search results? or perhaps ...
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Other than Google, how do I decide which search engines to optimize for?

Google has extensive tools for webmasters, and good SEO seems to be directed at Google first and foremost. But what other search engines should I be worrying about? I could look at my logs, but then, ...
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How can I work out the reasons for someone else's site's search engine ranking?

On one search term I have, there is one particular site with very low quality content, and yet their search engine ranking is always number one, with my site usually at position three. How can I go ...
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Preventing appearance of certain directories/pages in google search results

I have my personal homepage, and I want the main page itself to appear in search results. But I do not want a certain directory and its subdirectories to appear in google search results. How do I do ...