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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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Using scripts to visit site and leave immediately to lower Page Rank of competitors?

Using Google Analytics, in the past week we've noticed an extremely high percentage of people visiting our pages and leaving after less than one second. In some cases they are leaving after zero ...
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What search queries give my site highest rank?

This is just a curiosity to me. Is there a reasonable way to find out what queries put my site near the top of search results? I know it's not really a solvable problem, since there's an unlimited ...
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Targetting website users by consumer characteristics or by product qualities, which is more effective?

I develop a website (shermanbrothers.com) that sells products (gasp). I'm trying to figure out whether it's more effective to create navigation that target my users based on their general ...
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How to recover my inclusion in google results after being penalized for receiving comment spam?

My website had very high search engine results, especially in Google. But I left the website for a couple of months and didn't notice the comments were full of SPAM, about 20k comments of SPAM. Then i ...
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Is there a legal way to serve data-dump content without incurring search engine penalties?

I have a games site and I'm writing an API that will pull relevant Q&A from my copy of the SE data dump. I will abide by all licensing rules. That said, I'm hesitant to do this because Google ...
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Finally is it bad to mention words around sex in your page?

Among other I run a humor site, developed in php. I have a custom search built where people search for everything under the sun. I have noticed that it helps me to have a "Latest searches section" ...
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Google Doorway Penatly

Ok so i have been trying to figure this out for about a month now. The case: I have a blog network with unique content on each post and at the end of each post each blog links to x1.com/unique-url-...
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Language Specific URLs for SEO

I'm currently building a website that is not targeted to an English speaking audience. So my thoughts are that if I were to make the URLs in the language of choice (in this case Spanish) then would ...
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How can I bring my website up in the google search result? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I have developed my website few months ago and I added meta tags and described everything as much as I ...
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Does the “canonical name” in DNS make any difference to search engines?

Some of our sites are setup with an "a record" to an IP address and some are setup as a cname of a server that then has an "a name" to the same server IP. I want it to be consistent. Which is the ...
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Free search tool for static website

I am looking for a free search tool for a website hosting html documentation files. the tool should display the results as listings of page title and few lines of text from that page. It should also ...
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Advice on trying to determine the rankings of my keywords via PHP

I've written a piece of code, which crawls the search engines, first 40 50 results and check's for the specified keywords and tries to gather some statistics for them. I've heard that this may be ...
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How to increase site ranking? for a keyword: Sushil Handa [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I have a website located at: http://www.fifthvedaentrepreneurs.com I am trying to get this website ...
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Best approach to have Google index content primarily generated by Javascript

I'm developing an app where customers can drop in a Javascript tag onto their website, and it will generate content. What is the best approach to have Google index this content and associate it with ...
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How can I search DNS records by registrant or admin contact info, email address for example? [closed]

I'd like to search for all domain names administered by jon.doe@example.com for example. Are there any search tools out there that allow such a search?
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How to grep (or find) on cPanel?

How can I search for a specific string (function name or a variable name) in my files which are in various directories under cPanel file manager? I have been using a library directory and functions ...
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How to make sure that Google indexes your site in less than a day?

I am thinking of creating a website where the content will be only useful for a max of one week. I am also assuming that I will be getting most of the traffic thru search engines basically Google. For ...
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SEO - 2 websites in the same domain [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO - 2 websites in the same domain I have my domain (http://www.foobar.com, for example) and my website talks about technology. I want to have another website (with other ...
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Website not showing in Google search

I have a site hosted at Brinkster and all keywords are there, but I still can't get it to show up in a Google search. I thought if I searched for it by domain name, it would show up in the Google ...
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Highlighting Search Results [closed]

A website I've recently worked on has a fairly extensive product search. The search returns results from the company's affiliates as well as products that the company produces and sponsors. A ...
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Searching for a page with a Very Unique title, doesnt find that intended page… Why?

a question about appearing in search results in google: A page of mine has this extremely unique page title: Ein gutes Logo passt wie ein Handschuh auf Ihre Marke in die Hände Now, when I search ...
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Does your company name in an article title damage Search Engine relevance

I've been wondering about this for a while but never come across a solid answer. Many websites include their name in all the title tags of their articles. This is often apparent in word-press blogs ...
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Ensure we're found in Facebook search for both full & abbreviated company names?

We have a client with a facebook page, let's say his company is called Bob Roberts Super Widgets. And if you search in Facebook for Bob Roberts Super Widgets then up he pops. But the shorthand he's ...
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How to use IP address in the search content source?

I have configured the alternate access for my Sharepoint site using the server IP address. I need to use the server path as IP address in the search content source (http://10.104.55.333:100) instead (...
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the zen of adwords

I'm a hardcore developer gone freelance and I'm getting more and more requests for adwords from my clients. I've just started to read up on it, and of course I'm starting with wikipedia and have moved ...
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New site. Tons of traffic from Google. Nothing from Yahoo or Bing. What gives?

I've launched a number of sites recently (8-12 weeks) that are getting tons of traffic from google search at an increasing rate (both image and web), but they are getting absolutely nothing from bing ...
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Does anyone have statistics on percentage of people that use search feature on a website as opposed to the navigation bar

I was interested in knowing percentage of people that use search feature on a website as opposed to the navigation bar. Has search bar become more powerful than the traditional navigation bar for ...
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Do you know any independent keyword (phrase) statistics trend website?

Does anyone know an equally impressive service that shows the amount of times a specific keyword (phrase) has been searched, as well as a branch of other similar words? The one discussed in this ...
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Hosting Plans Search?

I'm searching for hosting plans with certain attributes such as memory, drive space and bandwidth limits. The information appears to be scattered around the Internet. A while ago I did find a hosting ...
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problem showing my website correctly in search engines

I have a website which i have indexed on google for example (like 15 days ago). some of my pages pass arguments like: http://www.bla.com/products.php?pro=bla&page=view suddently i saw that ...
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How to exclude a website from real-time Google search results?

Google bots have recently indexed my test web site which is not intended for users. How can i exclude my JSP web site from google's search result?
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Blocking Search Engines to Crawl Parts of a Website?

<div id="papers" NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW"> content -- Does this work to block search engines to crawl me? </div>
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removing robots.txt

Will removing robots.txt make the website 'searchable' again. Curious if you had a robots.txt to avoid indexing, but changed your mind and wanted to get indexed.
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How can I find out how many times a specific term has been searched on Google?

Is this information possible to get? If not is there any other source of information that can provide this?
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What is Google search engine interested in on HTML pages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google? I know there are meta keywords, HTML structure, and site map but what else is Google interested in?
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How long before Google will update search terms matching my website?

I have a website which title I changed about a month ago. The website is a classifieds website which is dynamic, using php. The title changed from "Free classifieds" to "buy and sell free classifieds"...
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Where can I find a List of the top 10,000 keyword search queries

Where can I find a List of the top 10,000 keyword search queries?
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Is the W3 standard a major factor when google decides SERP position?

I have a dynamic php website which index only has around 800 errors according to the w3 validator online. I have tried checking major websites like ebay, stackoverflow and others also, all with ...
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Is Google a reliable document search engine?

I have a site with PDFs and Word documents that I know have been indexed by Google because they appear in search results with filetype:pdf (or doc), and if I search for some very specific terms with ...
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Google Search iFrame works in Chrome and firefox but not IE8

I use Google site search in a IFrame for my sites search engine. When I search for something in Chrome/FireFox "Flight" I get the results page. When I do the same search in IE8 I get 404 error. Site:...
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Is Google Sitesearch better than internal search?

In terms of SEO is there any benefit about using Google SiteSearch over internal search (eg. Wordpress' own search engine)?
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Google showing H1 text instead of page TITLE in search result?

I always thought Google shows page title (whatever is in the <title> tag of the page) as 1st line of each result. But looking at the search "orologi da collezione" below, it seems Google is ...
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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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posts appearing in wordpress media library

when searching from the media library I am seeing posts and when clicking on them to edit the edit post window opens and not the media edit window. could anyone shed some light on this?
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How can I get Google to index my PDF documents?

We are having troubles getting Google to index the PDF files in our site. There are about 50 PDF and range in size for 20 KB to a little under two megs. They are not protected, can be read ...