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Questions tagged [search]

Search is used to look through a body of data, usually text, to find particular results that match some set of criteria.

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Making Search Queries Indexable

Looking around, most sites (eg. Amazon) encode the parameters of searches into query string. This means that search engines cannot index these queries. Why don't such sites use URLs rather than query ...
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Loss of page rank by Google after 301 Redirect?

I have developed a stock discussion forum whereby I separate each forum by the ticker symbol. The issue is, recently, the makers of the Blackberry phone, Research in Motion (formerly ticker symbol ...
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Provide Search Across Multiple PDFs

I know there are probably many solutions, but what's the easiest and/or most user friendly way to provide search capabilities across PDF files? I'm thinking of a webpage that links to several PDFs and ...
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Why arent my site posts appearing on search results anymore?

So i have this website-www.listen2science.com, a few days back i installed a plugin called seo for wordpress and posts of my site appeared on the top pages of google, but now even if i copy the whole ...
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More preview lines in Google search results

Is there a way to come to enjoy more than 2 lines of results query preview per item on a google results page?
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Is it a bad idea to use Google Search on your website?

If you have a web application with lots of records, is it a bad idea to use Google Search on your website? Instead of writing a search function and dealing with performance issue, you 'outsource' the ...
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Redirects, seo and site internal search engine

For a CMS constraint I have to survive with, the search on my site works this way: the user fills search values and submit a page of results is then shown with a list of links the user clicks on some ...
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Does google use transliteration when crawling page URLs and indexing them?

In a generic search Google understands transliteration and if I wrote some words using Latin letters but in a non-English language ( for instance phrase "red cat" in Russian using transliteration will ...
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SEO - Meta Description Tags Not Updating Search Result

I updated my meta description tag for my comics website about two months back now, but the search engine is still picking up my footer "Acceptable User Policy" text for some reason. I'm not even sure ...
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Hide a Subdomain from Google/Search Engine SEO Result?

I have a subomain which I do not want to be listed in any search engine result. Let say I have: http://www.example.com http://child.example.com How can I hide all URLs of child.example.com domain ...
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document.referrer from google searches only showing “https://www.google.com”, no search terms

So I put this basic code on my website, and alert with document.referrer: alert(document.referrer); And when I do a search the link is: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=...
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Blog is not indexing in google search [duplicate]

I have a blog with url http://webzpedia.blogspot.in which is about 2 years old. In early days there is 200+ pageviews coming from the google search itself. But from last 4-5 months, google stopped ...
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excluding URL query parameters and setting the site search query param in Google Analytics

I have a Google Analytics free account and would like to know if I strip "searchparam" out of your URLs as the site search query parameter, do I then need to specify "searchparam" in the Exclude URL ...
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Does text size and placement on page have an effect on SEO

As Google and other search engines keep trying to get more and more 'human' in terms of understanding what's good and what's spam, is it known if they take into account the size of a heading ie. an ...
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Which URL is SEO friendly?

I have to choose between two usernames, one comprises of just my first name i.e. http://example.com/john while the other comprises of full name i.e. http://example.com/johnsmith. Which of the above ...
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Avg. Visit Duration 00:00:00 conclusion

What can I predict when I see in Google Analytics that total visits by search for some day are 93 visits while 70 visits of them have the value 00:00:00 for Avg. Visit Duration? Did those visits made ...
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Does using a country domain (TLD) negatively effect a site's search ranking if the site content isn't country specific? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites? I have a website in which the content is not country specific. The TLD is currently .it but the company is hosted and based in the ...
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Want Google to index redirect URLs

I'm having issues with users who think that Google Search is the address bar. Some of the sites that link to my site use user friendly addresses with 301 redirects to pages that have less friendly ...
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Google Webmasters tools search queries position

In my website account on Google Webmasters tools, some search queries show average position 1.0. This make me understand that it should be displayed as the first result. When I search for this query I ...
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Search Result Organization

I'm creating an AJAX live search on a website I'm working on. Users will select values from a few dropdowns and a list of products will be returned based on what they select. Some possible fields ...
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Google Traffic Decline [duplicate]

Below is a chart which shows traffic from Google for a new website. What could be the reason for those dynamics: fast growth and slow decline? https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmv3kd3q0l2iyaa/traffic.png
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Best practise for meta tags in various languages

We have a global site, all hosted on one .com domain (www.example.com/en www.example.com/es www.example.com/pt www.example.com/ru etc.) Each language sub directory is identical to one another, apart ...
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Site Search Settings and Query Parameter

I'm setting up Google Analytics Site Search in my profile, and wondering if I need to add all the query parameters of the search (up to 5 of them) or just the parameter that contains the user's search;...
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Can you search for code in google? [closed]

can you search for code in google ? not just git hub ect but i mean live code so instead of searching by site content, search by sites source code ? (obviously only client side code)
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What methods are effective/necessary to quickly remove URLs from the Google index? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Remove URLs from Google Search Engine In short, I have ~1000 URL's that need removing from the Google index ASAP, this is as of a week or so ago, and over that time the ...
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Allow only 5 countries to access my page may lead to get lost or removed from search engines?

Because my resource are limited, I need to cut off strangers (inc. USA) for visiting my page. People from the middle of Europe are allowed (Germany, France, Hungary, Poland etc) are allowed. If they ...
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Migrate content to new domain without 301 redirects

I have a domain name http://extreme-java.com purchased from one.com and pointing to my web hosting account at anhosting.com I want to move the content of this website to http://somenewdomain.com ...
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Having internal website search as Google search result

Sorry if this has been asked before. Let's assume there is a website as www.example.com and there is a private search engine with URLs simmilar to www.example.com/search/search+pattern How do I have ...
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Where to find the most visited websites by state

Is there a service (free or paid) that can provide the following: 1. List of most visited websites by U.S. state. 2. Keyword search in google by U.S. state.
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Performance : Auto Complete Search for a large amount of data?

I have a table(mysql) containing around 20,000 records and I am trying to build a auto complete search box for my website. Someone told me that auto-complete search for such a large number of records ...
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How I can optimize my websites into the search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? How I can optimize my thesewebsites into the search engines? http://capablerealestate.com http://...
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Strange description appearing in Google search results [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google use the Meta Description Tag for Description of Page? I just noticed that when searching Google for the name of a website I'm working on, the search result ...
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How do I have Google not index any of my site, except my domain?

Disallow: / I want Google to index the index page, but nothing else. Will this achieve it?
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How to make Google show my site in search result like the following image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? Currently Google is displaying my site (http://layzend.info) like this in search result, only ...
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How to be the first site in google search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I searched the title of my website in google search, and although it is a very specific tile, I didn't ...
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Create a search for my HTML and CSS site that runs without an internet connection or database?

I have a website that I have written out in plain old HTML and CSS, and want to integrate a search function into it. However, the site is meant to be run offline, from host machines in their local web ...
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Are multiple results from a website search considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The website is a Magento store , but I believe this applies to any product search. We have a ...
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How do I search server for all instances of a given database user?

We just migrated one of our machines to a new box. Same web host, but new IP and physical machine. I've found a lot of the databases are using a generic dbuser/pw combo. With the new server, I want ...
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Can anyone recommened some up to date documentation on SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I havnt done this for a while and know that search engines are more clever now. Does anyone know of ...
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Change from static HTML file to meta tag for Google Webmaster verification

I started verifying the server by putting a couple of static HTMLs in place. Then I noticed that Google wants you to keep these files in place. I didn't want to keep the static HTMLs in, so I want to ...
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How can I prevent a search engine from indexing a specific file or files on my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blocking Search Engines to Crawl Parts of a Website? In general, I want my site to be indexed, but there are certain files I don't wish to be searchable from Google, Yahoo, ...
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Titles in Google results contain spammy prefixes

Over the past couple of weeks, we've noticed that the search results from Google for some of our drupal-powered sites are having their page titles hijacked somehow. An example would be: free ...
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Why is Google ignoring my pages after a sitemap submit?

I've submitted a Google sitemap with 12 links in, and Google has accepted the links (2 weeks ago) but it insists on only showing 4 out of the 12 pages in the search results. Even when doing a site: ...
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.htaccess rule to redirect from 404 to search results

When a user (or a bot) request on non existing page, I want to redirect him to the search results. I prefere to do it with the .htaccess file using something like: ErrorDocument 404 /recherche?...
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How to get a share of Google's search revenue?

Mozilla gets money from Google when somebody searches in Google through Firefox and then clicks an ad. If people search on your own website with Google, you also get a share if they click an ad in ...
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Mysterious subdomains to my site indexed by Google

We have an issue with strange subdomains pointing to (pages on) our site such as: www2.example.com 2.example.com anothersite.com.example.com A few things are perplexing: who created them? why they ...
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Is there a Q&A for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? [closed]

Is there a great free Q&A (like Stack Overflow) for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?
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Google search : pubdate issue

At some point this year, Google Search started to show the publication date. When I updated my website, I noticed that the publication date was actually my birthday, simply because it's the first ...
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Web traffic analysis of third-party sites

Is there any way we can know how many people landed on an article page of a third-party site directly or by searching from Google?
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How can I check the position of newly indexed pages within Google Search

How can I check the position of newly indexed pages within Google Search Exactly what the title reads what is the best way of finding out the position and page number of newly indexed pages within ...