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How to customize a site in search engine results?

This is a really good question! However, the answer can be found relatively easily with a site:stackoverflow.com "A language-independent collaboratively" search. The first thing you need to know: ...
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Does using dynamic DNS hurt SEO?

As far as I know dynamic DNS isn't a big SEO ranking factor. However, page speed is. There's a big possibility that users will immediately close your website if it loads very slow. Hence, this can ...
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Do free TLD's affect SEO?

Country code top-level domains (ccTLD's) such as .tk (Tokelau, New Zealand) and .ga (Gabon) have extra weight in their own country's search engine (like google.tk and google.ga for instance) but that ...
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Do search engines treat the new themed top-level domains the same as historical gTLDs?

There are no TLDs that Google finds preferential to others; they are all treated equally in rankings. There are some geo-specific TLDs that Google will default to a specific country and use that as an ...
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I changed my name on Google+ but in the search results still show my old name

It may take up to 3 months for those changes to reflect in Google search results, If your Profile is worthy and has a lot of visitors then changes can be seen within a short period of time, otherwise, ...
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Is bad for SEO if browser need to run synchronous JS to get content?

Google doesn't care about the name of the tags in your body section - the crawler renders the site using chrome itself (including synchronous js) so it cares for whatever is printed to the screen. You'...
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Session per User (LTV) calculation?

Day 0 for a user is the day they first visited your site, and the Sessions Per User value for that day is the average number of sessions a user had on their first day (where the users being considered ...
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Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page

I had a similar problem, I solved it with css but it can be done with javascript and jquery too. 1 - I created a class that I will call "disallowed-for-crawlers" and place that class in everything ...
Rolando Retana's user avatar
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Sitemap generation strategy for massive dynamic website

Sitemaps aren't going to help much. Google rarely indexes pages just because they are in a sitemap. Stack Overflow had problems getting all questions indexed when it was only using XML sitemaps. ...
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Remove or re-index content for DuckDuckGo?

DuckDuckGo sources its results "most commonly from Bing", so it can be useful to use Bing's removal tool to help get stuff off of DuckDuckGo. Bing Content Removal Tool As of 2021, DuckDuckGo ...
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How do search engines treat spaces that are not U+0020?

We in Germany have similar problem with compound words, which are in german similarly long as in nordic languages. In my experience Google no longer has a problem with understanding of compound words ...
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How to prevent discovery of URLs by search engines?

The best way to not make the site accessible is not to serve it. You can block bots by denying access via the user-agent string but that can be spoofed by malicious crawlers. The example provided ...
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Is there a way of lowering my search results outside of my business area (country)?

Targeting a country in Google Search Console Using Google Search Console, you can indicate to Google that your website should target a specific country rather than targeting visitors globally. Log in ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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What does Google and another search engine do with sites that collect information

If a website has just duplicate content from another site, it will not rank well. Google might even give up crawling the site after a while. If a website combines data from multiple sources and ...
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As a webmaster what is the purpose of using a web crawler for your site?

An internal web crawler can be used for the following purposes: Creating a Localized Search Engine. Scanning Pages to Detect Dead Links, where the target page was deleted or unpublished from a CMS, ...
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Why aren't search engines indexing my content?

I think I don't need to repeat the same thing as stated above, however if you're not familiar with new tool then here is the way to check it out below. You can check if your robot.txt file is not ...
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How to tell Google Analytics to ignore case in Site Search Terms?

An even simpler solution is to just create a personalized filter, select lowercase and then, in filter field select "search term". Simple as that.
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How to tell Google Analytics to ignore case in Site Search Terms?

I recently had to do this and figured out how to convert the Search Terms into all lowercase. As Simone says, you need to create a custom filter. Note: The order of your filters is very important. ...
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How do StackOverflow questions appear in Google search results so quickly?

It is possible to ping Google when new content is posted. WordPress has this feature built in StackOverflow and other StackExchange sites have likely also implemented it. WordPress uses http://...
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Splitting an Existing Large Webpage into multiple pages

I doubt this will give you any problems (if anything, it should be a net benefit as it will reduce bounce). If there are any issues with inbounds not seeing the content they expect, it won't be a ...
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Duplicated content in Google after updating my URLs

A week isn't all that long (though I know it sure feels like it is). Steps you can take include: Double/triple check your 301 redirects are pointing to the correct new URLs. Ensure your sitemap.xml ...
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Should I give a salesman who is selling to me access to my analytics?

Don't be suspicious just yet. Just ask them what data they want, and use Google Analytic's export feature to send them any specific reports. Marketers & consultants need as much as information as ...
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Is it good to submit our site in website submission sites?

It won't help you with you ranking. Don't make your backlink portoflio dirty. Any website that offers website submissions should be a red flag for you already. Attract links organically by having 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 would set up an hreflang="en" or hreflang="x-default" for the primary site, and an hreflang=en-uk just for the UK site Couple of corrections here. For the global English content hreflang="en" ...
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How to disappear from the first page of search engines' search results?

When a site is new, little is known about it. Google likes to test new pages and sites with higher positions for a period. There are two thoughts on the subject. One is that any good site should enjoy ...
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Does using dynamic DNS hurt SEO?

A hosting decision is something that can be changed at any time. If hosting at home is cheaper for you, then go ahead and start that way. If you find that your site's performance is poor or you ...
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Can we use URL pattern in google remove URL webmaster?

As mentioned in document you linked to, if you want to hide the URL and all subpages, ie. the entire directory, then you need to select "Temporarily hide directory" when submitting URLs of the form: ...
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Precautions while reorganizing sitemaps

Go ahead and reorganize your sitemaps without any precautions. Sitemaps have almost no bearing on how your site is crawled, indexed, and ranked. Google will continue to crawl, index, and rank your ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Why does Search Console count impressions where the searcher hasn't even scrolled far enough down the SERP to see my site?

Because it is trying to provide you with useful information to market the website. Knowing what you are appearing for, how often, and at what position, means you can track the success of any ...
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