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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Does It Take So Long For Google to Crawl or Re-Crawl My Site

My site hasn't yet been crawled and it has been up for (XX) days or hasn't been re-crawled for (XX) days. Why it is taking so long and how can I speed it up. (Created for the large number of ...
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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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How robust is court ordered content removal from Google search?

Do search engines like Google remove content from their search results (after a court or a person asks to) from the index? If the same content is uploaded in other IP address does Google ...