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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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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 ...
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How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites (HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines

My question is about SEO. How post or page of facebook, twitter, forum or classified sites(HIGH PR) show instantally in google or other search engines. As i know google take few days for crawl. Then ...
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Absolute zero search engine referrals - Am i banned or something?

It's been about 3 months that i have developed my new website. I've never had such a problem, but in these 3 months i had less than 16 visitors from google. I used every method i knew to preserve ...
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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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Should I change all the URL paths on my website to include keywords for SEO and should I rename my cart and checkout pages too? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make my site as SEO optimized as possible and have a question. Do I change the name of my "cart.php" and "checkout.php" pages to have keywords in them? For example, here's the current ...
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For Google, should you show an error for pages that will exist in the future, or redirect them to an error page?

I have a product view which shows a product if a it exists at a link like: www.example.com/products/product-name If the product does not exist, an error page is displayed instead of the server ...
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Classified ads website ranking very low in google indexing [duplicate]

We have a large classified ads website with a good sitemap and robots.txt. We have good content google crawls us 4 times per second but.... we dont get indexed by Google and our new advertisement post ...
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How do StackOverflow questions appear in Google search results so quickly?

How is it that questions posted to the Stack Overflow show up as #1 in Google search results just minutes after being submitted? What SEO practices are being used to generate this sort of up-to-the-...
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Will search engines match search terms with domains that use the domain extension to create the keyword

Sorry if I butchered the title/question. Say my name is John Fernandes and my website is "johnfernand.es". If someone Googles "John Fernandes" will it match "johnfernand.es" like it would "twitter.com/...
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How does a webmaster tell search engines to remove any indexed HTTP URLs/pages allowing only the HTTPS protocol to both remain and be indexed later?

Hello Webmasters of StackExchange and happy holidays! I signed up an hour ago and have read all the rules for asking questions. I've used StackOverflow for years but this is my first time joining a ...
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Does Google have bad SEO?

I find this quite curious. When you search: Search engines Search engine Best search engine Search the web Quickest search engine Bing: Search engine Dogpile: Search engine Basically, unless ...
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How to check pagerank of all pages of a website?

How can I check Google Page Rank of all pages of a website without installing any tool on my machine?
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Opening forum for search engine bots and SEO

We develop and sell components for other software developers through our website. The main products are ActiveX and WinFroms.NET grid controls. Some years ago we established a forum dedicated to our ...
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How do I login to Sphider?

Has anyone else here used Sphider? I am able to install everything (exactly as instructed here)and change the password, but unable to login at the login screen. Whenever I login, it just refreshes the ...
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How to make search engines crawl and index dynamic AJAX pages? [closed]

I have a following website with some products: http://www.lay-z.net/beanbags.php When a user clicks on a product it makes a call to the database and fills the site with necessary information: http://...
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Should I give a salesman who is selling to me access to my analytics?

An SEO sales web guy is asking for access to my Google Analytics so that he can "report back to me" with how he can help. I know it is just a sales tactic, etc., but is there any harm in doing this? ...
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Is there a search engine that keeps all historical data [closed]

Is there a search engine where can the deleted historical information or pages there were removed from google search (or other search engines) can be found?
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Need to add 30K new pages to a 10K page website - troubles ahead? (SEO)

We have a situation with a website where we plan to add a huge amount of new pages. The domain is over 10 years old, approximately 10 thousand indexed pages, and the planned addition is approx. 30K ...
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Is there any way of finding the most searched keywords in Search Engine from a specific location (not country wise)?

Is there any way of finding the most searched keywords in Search Engine from a specific location (not country wise) ? For e.g. In google trend , I can find the top search keywords Country wise : ...
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which one is better [duplicate]

I don't know whether I land to exact forum site or not! if anyone knows the answer please provide Hello community My question is most of the domains on the first page has non-WWW URL thereby If I ...
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How to make sure an individual page from a website is not indexed by search engines?

I'm setting up a personal website with a blog that I would like to be indexed by search engines. But the blog will link to CV with personal information that shouldn't be indexed. Can it be reliably ...
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How to customize the site in search engine results?

Is there a cross search engine solution to customize the name&description of a site in search engine results without it's explicit specifying on the index page? StackOverflow is displayed in ...
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How to tell the search engine to fill in the blanks?

Google has an awesome feature to allow you to search for search terms where you don't know one or more words but Google guesses it for you: Fill in the blank (*) Add an asterisk within a ...
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Google is indexing wrong page for search terms not on that page

I’m having a problem … the wrong page is indexing with Google, for search phrases “not on that page”. Explained … On a website I developed, I have four products. For example sake, we’ll say these ...
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Is it positive or negative for the average website to allow search engines to index user comments?

I've been trying to answer this question myself by researching and searching on google but I haven't been able to come with a final answer. I have some hypothesis I would like share anyway: The ...
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Why is my staging site not listed on search engines?

I support a website, www.questionexample.com, and I also have a test site setup for staging, staging.questionexample.com, on another server. They are essentially the same site and are not new. For ...
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90% sudden drop in search engine ranking with no changes made

This is a recurring topic, but I am very very panicking right now... I noticed a 90% "impressions" drop (from 60k to 5k) from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-06. My keywords dropped, and for a few of them I ...
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Crawl coverage and Page rank effect if few website pages has broken links

We have millions of pages in our website and most of the pages have indexed by Google. Few days before we generated few pages which have few broken links (showing 404 pages). For example, if page ...
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Which of these 3 URL-Rewritings are better SEO friendly URLs?

Imagine my current flat-file no-CMS website with an URL like http://example.com/en/tomato. This is of course very unsexy and could be anything really from tomato soup, tomato the music band, tomato ...
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Do pop-up ads have a negative impact on SEO?

I was observing Google results for months to determine if pop-up ads have a negative impact on SEO. Regarding my observations, sites without pop-ups usually get ranked better. Actually, that doesn't ...
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Fix existing URLs to hyphenate run-on words?

Say I have a site listing Academy Awards whose URLs were built using run-on words. http://example.com/bestactress/2016 http://example.com/bestdirector/2016 http://example.com/bestpicture/2016 As a ...
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How do I exclude a WordPress site from search engines and make it accessible only via password?

The goal is to have a simple WordPress site for company employees to retrieve information that can be sensitive. The site is supposed to be online so it can be access by me from home, but needs to be ...
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When using GET to specify a page fragment to load, will it be seen as a URL by a search engine?

It's quite common, although not always recommended, to see something in the form of http://my.site.com/index.php?page=welcome"or simply http://my.site.com?page=welcome. The script (index.php in this ...
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Can I host a sitemap on another domain?

Just out of curiosity, I have developed a small app analysing and generating sitemaps for a given domain. Can I tell search engines to look for the sitemap of a given domain on my app using a ...
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How do I find out what web sites link to mine?

Is there a way of using something like as a search engine to find out which web sites out there link to mine?
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Do search engines treat the new themed top-level domains the same as historical gTLDs?

Since the new themed top-level domains (e.g. .photo, .club) surfaced online, I have rarely seen them in the search results. I know that some businesses use these new gTLDs, but it seems that ...
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How to know that my site is getting index/rank by search engine

As per subject, anyone can tell me how to check that my site is getting index/rank by search engine(e.g. google, yahoo)?
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How does Google find web pages that don't contain the searched query?

How does Google make the association between a query and a site strongly related to that query, but which doesn't contain that query anywhere (as far as I can see)? For example, if I search in my ...
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Is Google “Not Provided” only affect non-SSL website?

Based on this blog post, Google Analytics may not be providing keyword referral data anymore Google not provide their search keyword to insecure website. Since the keyword is Not provided, looks ...
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Why am I getting ranked high for numerical queries?

On one day, someone made a search on google for the query "59". According to GSC search analytics, this query made it to position 2 which is odd. However, when I search in google itself for "59", my ...
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How to hide product prices from search engines when they vary by country?

We have a site which sells items online only for US customers. The site checks the location based on IP and decides if the price should appear on not. Customers from other locations can buy the ...
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Why my site is not ranking for particular keyword [duplicate]

My site is only 3 days to be 6 months old. This website is unique, that is there is no competitor to this type site in India, providing comparison of payment gateways in India, besides the payment ...
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Declaring parts of page as multi-language friendly

The main parts of my site are multiple-language friendly since every user naturally selects pictures and thumbnails they want to see. The text (which to most guests is very unimportant) is english. ...
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Google Analytics: how to track search queries from search engine?

I can't find search queries report in Analytics, besides the one under the column AdWords. There used to be one, as this screenshot shows: I once read that Google Analytics no longer provide search ...
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How to handle redirects to versioned content?

Given the situation that docs.foo.com/2.9 is the documentation for a product, revision 2.9 and docs.foo.com/3.0 is the documentation for a product, revision 3.0 Then you might want another URL docs....
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Do free TLD's affect SEO?

Does a free top level domain such as .tk or .ga affect your websites SEO? If it does: Why does it affect SEO? How does it affect SEO?
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Does using spaces in a URL affect SEO?

When creating URLs for my website I need to use a space, for example http://mydomain.com/start home I've seen some sites using + or -, what are the advantages of using space, + and - (dashes) in SEO? ...
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Splitting an Existing Large Webpage into multiple pages

My website is 5 years old. Each page is big. The content of pages are cached by google and other search engines and showing in search results. I want to split each large page into small pages for ...
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How to move articles to a new website without problems with SEO or rewriting? [duplicate]

How do you do. My old website was based on uCoz. It was desined badly and was based on uCoz free domain. I decided to create the new site version myself, going to another hosting and changing the ...
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Ranking a Search Engine - 70,000 pages to index without internal links

I've launched a new website which is essentially a search engine for a large amount of data. The website has a homepage with some content and a search box. Search results aren't indexed, and each ...