Questions tagged [sitelinks]

Sitelinks are links to related pages that some search engine's will place under the main landing page for a highly relevant site on search engine result pages.

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What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks?

My website used to have sitelinks and now it doesn't. It's very possible that it's due to changing the website to a sidebar design instead of having an "interstitial" type landing page which limited ...
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Sitelinks in Google search results run words together when I use a <span> inside <a> in <nav>

I have the following structure in my navigation menu: There is a span inside an anchor tag which makes the navigation look better. <nav class="navbar-collapse navbar-collapse-header collapse"> ...
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Choose the Google Sitelinks that are shown when somebody searches for my website

How can I remove Search for product, About us, Log in, etc. which are displayed in Google Search? And how can I add particular categories like Automobiles, Mobiles & Tablets, etc.?
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How can I prevent Google from mixing different languages in my sitelinks?

I have a web site in two different languages (English and Spanish). It is indexed by Google but, when searched, sitelinks below my result appear mixed with Spanish and English subtitles. Each ...
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My website has sitelinks but doesn't have a search box below it; is there anything I can do?

See for example this google query for wikipedia; the first result has both sitelinks and a search box to search within the website. My site only has sitelinks. Is there anything I can do to make the ...
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How are Google Site links generated in search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? I just met a fellow designer who runs a website with the same pagerank as mine. When googling ...
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Analysing Bounce Rate and Time on Page

I'm working on an eCommerce site and there's a perceived problem with the bounce rates on product pages. The best performing page (in terms of views), tends to have a very high bounce rate, at about ...
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How to remove non-existent sitelinks?

A Google search of my site shows sitelinks (ie. links below the main link in the search result) that point to pages that no longer exist. I have checked to ensure these pages have been deleted on my ...
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How long does sitelink demotion take?

Google give us the option to Demote a sitelink URL within Webmaster Tools. According to the help page: Once you've demoted or undemoted a sitelink, it can take some time for search results to ...
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Google showing site links only for USA

Google is showing my websites' sitelinks only to the USA (I can only see the sitelinks via VPN) i already added my country on google search console international targeting. how can i fix this?
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Is it possible to reduce the number of “Site Links” displayed in google search results through Webmaster Tools?

I know I am able to demote links I don't want to appear, but what I really want to do is reduce the number of site links from 6 to 4. Does anyone know if this is possible or how to achieve it?
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How to force google to reset sitelinks?

Google keeps displaying sitelinks from an old version of my website. Most of them lead to 404s, since the old website is offline. I tried to demote sitelinks individually but other sitelinks from old ...
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Google Sitelinks Working but not when searching the name of the site [duplicate]

My website sitelinks are only working when I Google example.com. If I Google search just the site name, it returns my site as number 1 but without the site links. Is there any way I can make ...
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Setting up site links for a one-page scrolling site: Can anchored links be used?

I redesigned a website as a one-page scrolling site but now the sitelinks that appeared in Google search results are no longer there (ie- "About" "Contact Us") The site is set up with anchored links ...
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Will adding site search microdata get Google to show a site search field when users search for your brand?

For some reason, a search for our company name (“hometalk”) does not produce the search box in the results (even though we do have sitelinks). We are adding schema markup as outlined here, but we're ...
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Why does Google show sitelinks for our brand with an “s” at the end, but not when it isn't plural?

The name of our company is G2 Builders - What is happening is that if you go to google and type in "G2 Builder" with no "s" at the end, our website has sitelinks. When you type in our name with the "...
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duplicate links to subdomain hurting SEO

I have a main site, http://hollywoodnose.com and http://forum.hollywoodnose.com. What I was doing was showing the 8 most recent forum posts in the right column of http://hollywoodnose.com. In my ...
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Can I show abbreviation but have full text in the HTML?

In several places I am using linked abbreviations for a set of words, and Google is picking these abbreviated terms as sitelinks. Problem is, the abbreviation only makes sense in context, not when ...
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Google sitelinks appearing when our brand name is searched with a space but not appearing when searched without the space

When we search Google for word1 word2, it lists our site at #1 with 4 or 5 sitelinks underneath which is what we wanted. Question - is there anything we can do to help achieve the same result/layout ...
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What are the two different types of google search results called?

Google SERPs have search results that appear in two different ways: Single Search Result Single Search Result with Sitelinks Are there official terms for these? I know that a "SERP" is Search ...
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Google Sitelinks showing in lowercase

I'm having an issue with Google sitelinks where the page titles are showing in lowercase only. I've tried several things to remedy this issue, the page titles and meta data for the page all ...
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How to get site links for a non branded search query in google SERP?

Ive noticed when searching for "SERVICE + LOCATION" in google on a phone / table (not yet on desktop) some results will get Site links even though the search query wasn't specifically for them. Eg. ...
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Why do my Google sitelinks show gibberish for a PDF link?

I have a website which Google lists nicely along with site links. One of the site links - to a PDF file - shows un-human gibberish e.g 67,8;45:: 56 83 @7<1. (7/0;,*;: /59( (7/0;,;<7, <7)(60:...
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How to make Google Search results show these links for my website?

Does anyone know how to get my Google results as below? Are there any specific rules I have to follow like microdata, etc. ?
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Should I use WordPress category archives or regular pages when considering SEO?

I've built a WordPress site based on posts and category archives (no pages). The menu redirects to different category archive pages that have a description, an image, and the relevant posts. Now that ...
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How long does it take for Google to re-index pages or update the link titles?

On one of our classified sites, when doing site:[mysite.com] in Google, the link text is simply [product name] - [mysite.com], where as it should read [product name] classifieds for sale in... I ...
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Google sitelinks not getting generated

Even though our website is indexed by google, sitelinks are not getting generated. It's been almost 2 years now and still not sitelinks. Google webmaster tools has a lot of 404 errors. Are these 404 ...
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How to set Google Sitelinks? [duplicate]

How can I get google to recognize my different pages of my website? Example: I'm pretty sure it has something to do with my site-map, but how would I create one so that I could name each of those ...
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Force searchaction (Google Sitelinks Search) to pull new meta information

We use the Yoast SEO tool for Wordpress, and a recent feature added the SearchAction meta tags to allow for sitesearch on the google search results page. After a while, I realized that this tool was ...
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How demote multiple site links or prevent Google adding any of a page type?

I have a website with lot of member profile pages such as: /profile-1.html /profile-2.html /profile-3.html /profile-4.html ... How can I tell Google not add these profiles in site links? There are ...
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Restricted Flow Of Power

I'm sure all is fine, but i need some reassurance. Last month my company launched consolidated two of their websites into one new website. www.fdmgroup.com and www.fdmacademy.com into a newly ...
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Google builds incorrect sitelinks for menu anchors with the description — how to prevent that?

We currently have the following structure of the menu anchor: <a href="/">Page<span>A description for the page in mega menu</span></a> The problem that Google than build ...
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Shrinking site's size by removing pages from sitemap and from internal links

We are an eCommerce site with about 50,000 pages. We decided to focus on about 2,000 so google will crawl our site better. We planning to remove 48,000 pages from the sitemaps and from the site links, ...
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How do I encourage Google to show a search box for my website above the site links? [duplicate]

While searching a particular website or product in Google, sometimes a search box appears under that website in I've already registered my website in Google Webmaster Tools and properly submitted my ...
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Sitelinks and domain name [duplicate]

We have a company website, let says it's http://www.mycompany.com. URL without the www (http://mycompany.com) is working and displays the same website. When Googling mycompany, first result is the ...
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Can I get Google Sitelinks for a single page site that uses # fragment identifier URLs to scroll to the various sections?

I have a website up and running which is single-page. I do need site links to appear on google search. Currently, it is placed at top in google search but without site links. I have submitted sitemaps ...
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Can the positioning of the navigation bar influence SEO?

Placing the navigation bar in the html code not near the head, or even on the bottom to favor the contents (the users would view the menu as a topbar using flexbox source ordering), can improove SEO? ...
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Does Google use AJAX powered hash fragment links in sitelinks?

On my website, I use anchor tags to navigate as it's a single page. With that in mind, my links for the main nav look like: https://www.example.com#about https://www.example.com#contact https://www....
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Comment Out Link Shows in Webmaster

I had "Privacy Policy" link on my old website. When I launched my new website, I put the link in footer but disallowed that to robots.txt by adding this code: <?php /*?><div class="text-...
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Can I control the Google sitelinks for my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? Working on SEO for a website, and i'm wondering if there's a way to have some say in which sub-...
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Which element (title tag, h1, slug, etc.) does Google show in the Sitelinks?

Does Google refer to the title tag, h1 or slug to be used as sitelinks text? Could the length of titles be penalyzing for sitelinks being showed or not?
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An inner page is being ranked above my homepage. How to switch this? [duplicate]

My most important keywords are "ethical design agency". I have an 'ethical design' page on my website (www.made-up-name-design-agency.co.uk/ethical-design). I've noticed that when searching using ...
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Where does Google get the shorter title that it uses in site links when it is different than the page title?

Google seems to use the Title tag as the primary source for determining sitelink titles. However, I noticed that for some sites, the page title is not the same as the sitelink title. For example, ...
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SEO - Add google sitelinks search box for URL sub path

Is it possible and usefull to add a google sitelinks search box to a sub path of the website? For instance we have following structure with site in sites for our clients: Main search: www.example....
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Repeated Anchor Text while internal linking for SEO

We are building a review based website. We were currently building internal links to improve our SEO. From the information available on moz, it is mentioned that having the same anchor text from ...
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Legal pages showing up in our Google Sitelinks

Our Terms of Service page (oursite.com/terms) is persistently showing up as the first of our Google Sitelinks, despite repeated demotions over the course of many weeks and the fact that we have plenty ...
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Why is there a difference between Google sitelinks in .com search results and local results?

I get sitelinks for a Dutch website in the Dutch search results, where I don't see them for the international (.com) results. Why? See difference between: www.google.nl/search?q=delta+birding and: ...
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Can I change the site link appeared in Google search [closed]

When I search my website on Google, the site links appear as wrong. Instead of main page, sitelinks append a querystring which I used, and showing another content. I would like to make the sitelink to ...
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How to stop Google from showing erroneous and stale subdomain page in sitelinks

For our domain, example.com, we have 2 subdomains: a0.example.com and a1.example.com. These 2 are meant only for product images -- images stored here are accessed like a0.example.com/var1/var2/...
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An internal search page is ranking higher than a category page for the same topic

My website posses a search engine linking to for example www.example.com/s/gaming/ where gaming is the words being searched. I also have pages for each of my categories, for example "Gaming". My ...