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I Googled "Websitename review -Site:example.com" The site: operator should be all lowercase.
answered Jan 16 '16 by MrWhite
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I very much doubt that the published date of a post or article is based on the <lastmod> entry in an XML sitemap (as others have suggested) or the Last-Modified HTTP header for that matter. An XML Sit …
answered Aug 18 '11 by MrWhite
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It is true that whilst this should prevent Google (and the good bots) from crawling these pages and reading their content, they can still show a URL-only link in the SERPs if they are linked to, of th …
answered Sep 3 '12 by MrWhite
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But what's a Google "stop word". I don't think the modern Google uses stop words anymore in the traditional sense... a common word that is ignored in the search for the sake of efficiency. This I pre …
answered Sep 3 '12 by MrWhite
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To tell Google you have corrected the pages that previously returned a 404 status code... In Google Webmaster Tools > Health > Crawl Errors, pick the "Not Found" errors and in the table below, select …
answered Sep 24 '12 by MrWhite
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Is it possible to do a 301 redirect at DNS level? You can't "301 redirect" at the DNS level. You can make it so the domain doesn't resolve or point it somewhere entirely different. Although this …
answered Mar 31 '17 by MrWhite
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"Page 5 of 50 results" That is 50 results, not pages. With 10 results per page (the default), you are already on the last page.
answered May 11 '12 by MrWhite
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I don't think there is anything you can do to "force" sitelinks to appear in the results. As you state, "[the] main google domain and country specific domains show up different results." And whether …
answered Sep 29 '15 by MrWhite
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As mentioned in comments, this Question appears to cover all bases: How does Google recognize publish date of a post Just to add... there are probably several methods that Google uses in order to det …
answered Sep 16 '12 by MrWhite
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It's quite possible that those pages have not (yet) been indexed. Try a Google search for site:www.example.com/canonical/url to see if one of the missing pages is indeed in Google's index. Submitting …
answered Aug 13 '12 by MrWhite
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This is by design and is how Google works. It does not necessarily use the meta description in the SERPs if it thinks other text on the page is more relevant to what the user has searched for.
answered Jan 15 '15 by MrWhite
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Since these two pages have been deleted (from public view at least) and they have not moved somewhere else - so there is no equivalent page to redirect to - then the appropriate response is a 404 (as …
answered Oct 10 '16 by MrWhite
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You are correct in your first code snippet: <meta name="robots" content="noarchive"> Stop there, that's it, there is no more to it. Once the search engines (Google) recrawl your site then this shou …
answered Apr 22 '17 by MrWhite
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... meta description tag in google To be clear, the description that appears in the SERPs in just that, a "description", it's not "the meta description tag". Google will show the contents of the …
answered Mar 9 '17 by MrWhite
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Check the User-Agent that correspond to these requests - is it an old browser? Google uses a referrer meta tag in the head section of the SERPs of the form: <meta content="origin" name="referrer"> …
answered May 19 '17 by MrWhite

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