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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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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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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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How to tell Google Analytics to ignore case in Site Search Terms?

I currently have Google Analytics on my site, and one of it's useful functions is that it gives me a nice breakdown of all the search terms people are using to search my site (my site has it's own ...
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How should I handle search engines auto-correcting the spelling of a site's name?

A client's site and company is called 'Tranin Communications' (Tranin is her last name). It ranks well in searches for her name but rather poorly in searches for the name of her site/company. I ...
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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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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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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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Is using an external blogging platform and URL bad for SEO?

I want to add a blog to my website to update the user on the new features. The rest of the website is custom code and does not use any CMS. For the blog, I want to use something like Blogger and put ...
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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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Why has bing crawled only 1 page of my site after three weeks?

I don't understand why it's taking so long for Bing to index pages on my site. After three weeks after I added (and verified) my site, I find Bing has only crawled 1 page and indexed only 26 pages. ...
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If I have a breaking news and I am the first to publish the story how can I ensure Google indexes it fast and ranks it top

If I have a breaking news and assume that I am the first person to know. How can I get top place in google search?
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Is it good to start a website with keyword very popular or not so popular?

I am planning to launch a website. However, it is still undecided as there are many keywords on google, to begin with. My question is whether it is good to be a part of a well-established keyword ...
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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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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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How to display an image in google search result

I managed to do it with my blog like this: by using google+ (found it somewhere on the web): <link rel="author" href="https://plus.google.com/115170983146246266025/"/> UPDATE: This is the ...
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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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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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Should search engine validation meta tags be removed following validation?

Should validation meta tags for search engines be left on the site following validation? For example, should I leave my msvalidate meta tag after I've validated the site.
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Are penalties applied if you have too many 404 errors on your site?

Do the search engines take the number of 404 errors returned by a site into account when calculating the site rank? For example I have 8,000 404 errors and I am thinking that that's affecting my SEO ...
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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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ajax paging - duplicate content - seo

Assume you have a blog post at example.com/blogid/title and then you have 500 comments on that post. Your blog page shows your post and 10 comments, and then you page comments using ajax. I was ...
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Impact of dropping www from main URL on SEO

A client's website is currently at www.example.com, with example.com redirected there automatically. I've suggested that they reverse the redirection to drop the "www", so I can set up a subdomain ...
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How to preserve Search Engine Rank after domain change with 301 Redirect?

Before you mark this question a duplicate, read the question properly. I have had a domain http://muzic.asia and because of low quality TLD it's SEO rankings were less (For some keywords it ranked ...
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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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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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Do search engine spiders send an HTTP referrer?

I'm modifying a site and it requires that, when a user comes from another site in the group, this site will be branded slightly differently. The best way of identifying the page they came from would ...
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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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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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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 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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Should an Allow or Disallow directive be used in robots.txt to allow Googlebot to crawl the whole site?

User-agent: * Disallow: / User-agent: Googlebot Allow: / I use this command in my robots.txt file. But i do not think this is right. What should be the right command? Some article i have found where ...
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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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Duck Duck Go SEO

The search engine duck duck go has generated some interest, and there are a few people who use it. I was wondering if if would be worth while to optimize my site to rank better on duck duck go, and if ...
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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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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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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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Need Help With Finding SEO Company/Individual [closed]

I am fairly new to SEO and I have done all of the tactics and operations that I know to do to help my site rank to the number 1 spot on Google. I know that no one can guarantee the number 1 spot on ...
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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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Move to SSL and have 2 x domains, make one canonical or not?

This is an updated version of 2 x domains for same site in Google make canonical or not and I am posting it again as A) there is a new SSL aspect to the question and B) it's nearly 4 years old and ...
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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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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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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. ...