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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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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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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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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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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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Using rel=canonical with syndication

I work at a site which allows syndication of content (via API's and data dumps). We are finding that a number of sites which republish our content are appearing higher in Google search results, even ...
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Which of this is search-engine friendly - google?

Which of this is search-engine friendly - Google? www.example.com/keyword www.keyword.example.com www.example.com/keyword1-keyword2 Please explain the logic behind while answering and rate them. ...
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Keyword research: 'docx converter' in Google

Why did not docxconverter.com show up when I type docx converter in google? The closest match is www.docx-converter.com. My question 1: What are the reasons for www.docxconverter.com not showing up? ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data?

(I hope I asked the question right..) Fake site Our site lists products for sale. eg : http://www.myWebSite.com/products/some-drink-we-love-to-guzzle Each product page has been translated into a ...
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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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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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Is there an index of the IP addresses used by indexing bots?

I have a page that gets minimal traffic, but I set up static notifications when it gets hit. Now, I want bots to get ignored, so what I'm doing now is adding bots I see to a "no notify" list. Is ...
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Easiest way of submitting your website to various search engines

A few months ago I saw a video where someone explained a website where when you submit your link, it would be submitted to all mayor search engines. It looked like a pretty nice website. I thought I ...
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How do I get Images for my site to Return in Google Searches

I know when I search Google for specific things I get back images underneath some sites. How do I get that to work for my site? I have even seen some sites that will return 4 or 5 images for the the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How do I get Google to show links to my site hierarchy in search results?

I have recently noticed that for some websites, Google is linking to different locations in the site hierarchy instead of just the destination page URL. For instance, searching for "Malibu Rum Drink ...
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What is the ideal self hosted search engine? [closed]

I have an internal (intranet) site that is comprised of several blogs and forums, hundreds of static pages, lots of PDF files and several other document types. Its been glued together loosely over the ...
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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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Search engine optimization for text with different colors

We're trying to do SEO on our company website. Our company logo is just text (in image form), but has two colors in it. Our company name appears a lot in our website's text/copy. For example, the ...
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Do dedicated IP addresses improve SEO?

I've googled that and I've found many opinions on this subject, and I'm not sure, if, dedicated IP addresses actually really improve SEO? Is it that different from shared IP address (of 50-100 other ...
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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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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 ...