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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Submit to Google without logging in? [duplicate]

I want to submit certain web pages to Google so they can be indexed after they have been added or updated, but currently Google seems to be requiring a web master to login to do this. I do not want ...
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How can I stop Google from indexing “pretty links” external redirects from my WordPress site?

When I search site:[example].com in Google for my blog, the majority of the pages that are being indexed are "pretty links" to external sites. I created these links using the Pretty Links plugin so ...
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Can we call a site search result page “SERP”?

I've worked in SEO company and I'm familiar with SERP term. I've moved to another company and in this company, we have an Elastic Search server which we send data to it and use it as search handler. ...
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Do premium domain names help us with other languages too?

It's commonly known that premium domains with one or two relevant keywords may help us improve our rankings in SERPS. But would it be possible that an english premium domain, for example gold.com (no,...
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How to get Google to index site site search result pages?

I'm looking for a white-hat method of getting Google to show a local site search result as a Google search result. For clarification: There is a page filled with names of certain people. Each of ...
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Website Home Page URL Not Show On Google Search [duplicate]

If i search like site:www.paka.tv my main homepage URL not showing, but categories of my site pages showing on results. How to show my website URL (www.pakka.tv) on google search.
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How to Disavow Bad Backlinks Automatically?

I have this website which is relatively new and I am trying to rank it in Google. But, I have this enemy who keeps building bad/spam links to my site. So, every time I see some rank improvement in my ...
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Will creating an app that user prefer to the website reduce search engine rankings due to lower usage of the site?

If all users use only iPhone or Android app instead of use the website, will I lose rank of my website on Google? I think when more users visit the website, the rank of website is better in search ...
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Are internal links to pages more valuable than sitemap.xml links [duplicate]

So part of my site is asynchronously loaded with javascript. This part contains links to products. All these links also exist in my sitemap.xml. I've tested with Googlebot Fetch and it doesnt see ...
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Does the number of visits matters for SEO?

Considering I have a website and I have millions of direct views (entering directly by URL, not by any other URL) and that there is no links to this site anywhere else (or that this views don't ...
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Other than people, what “reliable” and trustworthy search engine should we optimize for? [closed]

I have looked at this question: Other than Google, how do I decide which search engines to optimize for? but it doesn't match what I will ask. When I made my website, I make it primarily for people ...
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How to disappear from the first page of search engines' search results?

I finished building my website a few days ago. I built it just for the purpose of having a presentable branding, and don't want people to contact me frequently. But now it's already appearing on the ...
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Does using dynamic DNS hurt SEO?

I am planning to launch a new website targeting the country I am based in. Webhosting here is very expensive and for what you pay in other places for a dedicated server you will get the shared hosting ...
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Porn description in Yahoo and Bing search results

If you check out the fifth link ABLawyers Online Education Centre on Bing: http://www.bing.com/search?q=ablawyers&form=QBLH&filt=all&qs=n&sk=&sc=1-9 You will see porn text "...
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Google Indexing Pages with noindex meta tag

I got a message in Google Webmaster Tools about "Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site" with a long list of example URLs. For some of the pages listed, there was nothing to ...
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Structured data for website that shows tours from many operators

I have a website that lists tours from many different tour operators. Each tour page has pricing, location, ratings and reviews, and may or may not have tour dates (some tours run every day, some run ...
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How do you implement Rel=next & rel=prev in infinite scroll for SEO?

Based on this article I have a SERP that does infinite scrolling to load results greater than 10. How do I go about implement rel=next & rel=prev for that?
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Does Semantic Search also mean Semantic SEO?

I am doing a long essay on SEO and just wanted to be totally clear on the fact Semantic Search - the process of optimizing search engines to understand the query and display information accurately, ...
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When does a search engine learn about a particular user inside a website and display the profile link and /or a Login link along with search results? [duplicate]

How does Google search engine display user profiles or Login links along with a search results of some websites? because obviously the username or profile name is coming from the server side, so does ...
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How to safely test SEO impact of rearranged content

I'm currently managing a website for a client which has a high position in the search engines and also relies very much on that high position. About 80% of traffic comes from them. Currently the most ...
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How can I get my site to show up in Google for the keywords of its brand name (not all as one word)

Let us assume I have a website name www.mynewwebsite.com When I open Google and search for "mynewwebsite", it lists me the website at top. But when i search for "my new website" with spaces in ...
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Train search engines to learn domain names that are not spelt correctly

I'm in the process of building a web app called Vybecast. I brought vybecast.com (and various other vybecast.tld's) a while back. Since then I've managed to secure and purchase vibecast.com (and also ...
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How to emulate a Google local search query?

There must be a way, since services such as RankTrackr.com and WhiteSpark can get pretty accurate results? Is there some sort of parameters I can add to the URL to emulate a local search for a ...
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How reliably does Google determine a user's region, in order to pick the right hreflang option (specifically en-gb vs. en-nz)?

We have a website that serves content for New Zealand and most of the world. The same content is picked up by another subsidiary website and served to the UK, with our permission. We would like ...
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Is it possible to slow the Baiduspider crawl frequency?

Much has been made of the Baidu spider crawl frequency. It's true: "Baiduspider crawls like crazy." I've experienced this phenomenon at sites I work with. In at least one instance, I've found that ...
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Does Googlebot support TLS v1.2? If not, what will my TLS v1.2-only site look like to it?

I currently redirect all non-HTTPS connections to HTTPS, and support TLS v1, TLS v1.1, and TLS v1.2. I reconfigured my testing server to accept only a very limited and secure cipher suite and TLSv1.2 ...
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shut shown a business's website, remove from seach [duplicate]

A business with two partners and a website have parted ways. The website is now just a single static page with contact info for the partners. Searches for these partners still returns this website, ...
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Can you create a private website without password protection that would not be indexed?

I'd like to create a "private" website that clients can visit by typing in the provided direct URL (on a business card, for example), but is not password protected and would not be indexed by search ...
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Is it good to submit our site in website submission sites?

I was wondering why don't we submit our site in website submission sites and increase our site's rank. Is is good to do this? How is this working? Is this a spam activity? What are the advantages ...
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Redirect first time visitors to an introduction page without getting penalized by Google

I am working with a client that wants an automatic redirect to a special "intro" page for first-time visitors to his site. We are using a website builder platform that does not allow any access to the ...
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Remove URL from “Fetch as Google” - in Google Webmaster Tools

I need to remove a URL from Health -> Fetch as Google in Google Webmaster Tools. Is it possible?
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Does excessive markup affect SEO?

For example, if I wrap my content with <div> tags (for no reason, just for arguments sake), would that cause a difference to search engines? Does thinner markup improve SEO? <body> &...
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Webpage removed from search results after protocol change

My website was running all right until my employer wanted to change protocol (http:// to https://) Since then, my website was removed from search results. I already tried using a robots.txt and it's ...
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Do search engines see comments in the source code as a backlink?

I would like to know if Google or any other search engine would regard a comment in the source-code containing a link: <!-- domain.com --> as a back-link. If yes how much weight is put ...
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Would Google consider it spammy to link between a subdomain and the main domain?

I want to knew if I have a domain such as domain.com and I created a sub domain: sub.example.com, so if I linked each other on Nav Menu will be calculated as a Backlink or not?. I don't care about ...
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Google Sites page never shows up in Google Search organic results?

I use Google Sites (i.e.: https://sites.google.com/site/EXAMPLE/ ) as a convenient way to maintain up-to-date info on several residential properties, info that's often requested by my property agents, ...
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How to instruct search engines to only display result from subdomain when user is in US?

A client's Shopify site has us.clientsite.com subdomain which is outcompeting clientsite.com which is focused on the rest of the world. Is there any way to tell search engines to only display the us....
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Deleting many pages SEO check

I need to delete many pages (recipes) on my website because the recipes were made with products that don't exist any more. Links to those pages are all over social media so I can't just use a 410 ...
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Should I expect search engines (particularly Google) to crawl EPUB and MOBI files?

Some of our content we are publishing as EPUB and MOBI ebook format files. Will search engines crawl and index these in the same way as PDFs currently are? If the answer is yes, could you point me ...
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Should article preview pages be crawled and indexed by search engines?

I have a page called "all articles" that loads previews of articles using AJAX. Because of that, the content won't be visible to search engines, so the page would be considered "poor content". Since ...
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Will Dynamically added alt tag and title tags to image or any tag counted in SEO crawling

In my page I need to add alt tags and Title tags from JavaScript after the DOM is loaded. So I would like to check whether these dynamically added values will be considered during Google SEO audit. ...
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How does robots.txt work with sites in subfolders?

I have a single web host with a number of other parked domains/sites in sub-directories, like this: example.com is the primary site and root directory of the web hosting. example.com/www.example2....
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Set bot crawl delay 10 seconds EXCEPT Googlebot?

Is it possible set the crawl delay for all bots to 10 seconds except Googlebot and Bing/Yahoo which can proceed at any pace? I like being indexed by all these bots but with Yandex and Baidu it is ...
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Does pinging the page on social bookmarking sites whre your site has been bookmarked help SEO?

If you bookmark your site on say, delicious, does it help to then ping the url on delicious that contains the bookmark to your site?
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What is Anchor text in Search Console?

In Google Search Console i have seen some keywords under "How your data is linked". when i click more there is a huge keywords under "Anchor text". What are those keywords? What is the significance ...
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Ping Sitemap or Individual URL

On self hosted wordpress blogs when you update a post it automatically pings services such as pingomatic etc. This sends the URL of the updated post and not the xml sitemap. What's more beneficial? I ...
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Why my website is excluding from search results after migration to https? [duplicate]

I've setup ssl certificate on my domain on 19th of February and redirected all pages to https version with 301 redirect code. From that day all of my indexed http pages are disappearing from results ...
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Prevent indexing of image or file

I understand that you can do the following to generally prevent images or pages from getting indexed. Add to the page's meta section: <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> Edit the robots....
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How to search index a domain forward?

We have a domain and a hosted website attached to it. For one of our product, we bought a second domain, which forward to our main website. Is there anyway to have search engine index or find that ...
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One site with two different domain name indexed in Google [duplicate]

My site is indexed in google with too different domain names , one with http and another with https . I was just wondering that if there is something I should do like trying omit one , or there is no ...