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I ended up drilling down to the problematic sub-folder through searching for site:domain.com/foo/bar/ but in my search I did come across a method for getting the search results into an excel file. Open up a Google Docs spreadsheet and use this formula: =importXml("www.google.com/search?q=site:domain.com&num=100&start=1"; "//cite") It will only ...


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Unfortunately there is no way to get a full list of every indexed page in Google. Even milo5b's solution will only get you at most 1,000 URLs. It sounds like you have some duplicate content issues. In Webmaster Tools, check in Health > Index Status and it will show you a cumulative total of pages indexed over time. If the graph makes a big leap at one point ...


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I'd say that once you submit your sitemap and request a recrawl then Googlebot should start crawling and indexing again as you hope. From our point of view, once we're able to recrawl and reprocess your URLs, they'll re-appear in our search results. There's generally no long-term damage caused by an outage like this, but it might take a bit of time ...


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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: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35624?rd=1 We use a number of different sources for this information, including descriptive information in the ...


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It seems to have to do with duplication of words in the Title. I ran a screaming frog of your site and noticed many Titles have the same words repeated. Take a look at this search: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=designmynight&oq=designmynight+&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l5.9033j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=designmynight+mexican+and+tequila+...


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If you have a country specific TLD (eg. .nl - Netherlands) then you can't specify the geographic target in Google Webmaster Tools - it is already set to whatever region matches the TLD. You can only specify the region yourself if you have a generic (non-country specific) TLD such as .com or .org. However, this does not mean that your site won't appear on ...


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The CTR is always a calculation of clicks divided by actual impressions of your link. The Webmaster Tools help page says the same, so the last statement would be true.


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"They" [that means google, everyone else mirrors the methods hoping to mirror the success] are factoring in two things (quite interconnected to each other actually): Users' true intent: sometimes relevant results may not contain some of the terms put in the query, so they run a sort of fuzzy logic. In your example, maybe they thought that even if you ...


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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 indicator that the website is more important in a specific geographic region. But all TLDs are treated equally. Google's systems treat new gTLDs like ...


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That happens automatically. Google extracts what it thinks are key bits of information from the page, without needing any special markup or configuration on the site owner's part. It's likely an evolution of the list and table snippets which started appearing around 2011.


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It's well known that Google tends to favor user generated content […] You're basing that blanket statement on what? Your logic seems backwards, plus overly simplistic. Google favors authoritative content. (For some values of authoritative, and not always the same ones.) Those two examples just so happen to be user-generated. And one of them for narrow ...


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A fresher is somebody with little experience, so you are correct, Google is showing results that mean exactly the opposite of what you want. Google uses algorithms to automatically determine what words mean based on their usage. Their algorithm has determined that "fresher" means "experienced" rather than "inexperienced". Bugs like this in Google ...


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Bing may change titles in their SERPs (Just like Google). See Bing’s blog post How Does Bing Choose The Title For My Web Page?: Sometimes, despite a webmaster’s best efforts, Bing may choose to serve a title that is different to the title of a web site or document. Why "My social networks"? Maybe because it is your first heading on the homepage, which ...


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Question 1: What you're asking about is called Geolocation - Google shows different results depending on the geographic region you're searching from/interested in. For example, if you're in the US but append your search with 'UK' it will show you the US rankings with a huge tilt toward UK based websites. This isn't to say it shows you a UK SERP - but the ...


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This is expected behaviour. When you add more keywords to your search you add more possibilities of pages within your site to match any of those keywords. Search engines work on the assumption of an or search criteria meaning "show any pages that matches "another" or "keyword". Words that match both are just considered more relevant than those that do not. ...


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You need to include the "/" URL in your Sitemap file and specify it as the hreflang "x-default". That way, Google will know that this is a part of your set of pages, and will be able to handle it appropriately. Note that hreflang is a signal, and not a directive for Google, so it might be that the "/" URL still occasionally shows up.


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This data that you have highlighted in your screenshot of search results in known as rich snippet data. By using Schema markup, you can provide search engines with more information about the type of content your website contains. You can see an example of the BlogPosting Schema markup that you'd need for this here. As per your screenshot, you can also see ...


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The exact mechanism is currently only known to Google, you can find their cryptic help document here. What you need to do to get this process started is the following things - Have a well defined menu and proper internal linking. The best way to do this is first figure out the Information Architecture of your site and then go about linking the pages. For. ...


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This is a symptom of a hacked site. The malware is adding this content. It may be adding it just for Googlebot and then redirecting users somewhere else. Google Webmaster Tools may be able to tell you more information. Look at the content keywords for your site: If unexpected keywords, such as "Viagra", appear on this page, this could be a sign that ...


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Not sure if this is really an answer, more an observation, but anyway... It seems that if Google is able to extract an obvious breadcrumb trail from the page then it will show this in the search results, rather than the actual URL. The breadcrumb trail in the SERPs never includes the final (leaf) page, only the breadcrumb trail that leads to that page (so ...


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Sadly there is no option to import reviews to Google Business, they used to display links to other review sites but this is no longer the case. You only option is to start collecting reviews on Google. Google's algorithm does however take into external account reviews, how much weight each side holds is a whole different question. Since I'm based in the UK, ...


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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 problem for long. Assuming you have pagination links set up properly and/or use sitemaps, Google will adjust its index in due course and begin directing users to ...


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To check final page ranking (like www.example.com/this-is-my-final-page-and-there-is-no-any-subdirectory-after-that/) you can use search analytics reports without adding new property into search console. To do that click on pages option and add your final URL like this. If you want analytics reports at section level like www.example.com/sub-directory/ then ...


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The trivial fix to this is to just re-word the text on your website so that the link text says "my curriculum vitae" instead of just "here". The current text on your site says: My CV can be downloaded in PDF format here, and is embedded below You might consider changing it to something like this: View my CV below, or download the Curriculum Vitae PDF....


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Count of articles in a website doesn't have any direct impact on the rankings for target keywords. In case you want to rank for more keywords, you should create more pages for them but also be aware of cannibalization. You should try to cover synonyms on the same page. Having more articles also helps the users in case they are looking for any related ...


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You could write a script that parses Google's SERP (for example PHP + Curl) and store each link in a CSV file. Be careful to have your script behave like a human, because Google could ban your IP from search results for a few hours if you abuse this.


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Google indexes and Updates Pages that are 301 > 200 Status If you have 2 domains such as mysite.cloudapp.net and mysite.com using 301 from the cloudapp to the mysite.com will be updated by Google because the Google's bot follows the redirects and as soon as it read a status 200 that becomes the master page and that's what will get indexed/updated. 301 ...


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Yes and no. First no you cannot alter how many lines of text appear for your site in the search results. However...you can greatly enhance your listing by providing ancillary information on your site/business which can be included at Google's discretion which can greatly enhance your visibility. Some such items include: Google Places (location based ...


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The term for a page that is in between you and the page you want to view is called an "interstitial". Whether or not AdSense ads are allowed on interstitials was discussed in the Google product forums. Many replies say that it is not allowed because of several restrictions in the Google Adwords terms of service: Site Behavior Sites showing ...


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You do not want to show your local site search results to Google to be indexed. First of all, as John Conde stated, Google doesn't necessarily want site search results in the index and, frankly, you don't want to display a huge page of links to Google as it will appear spammy to the algorithm under nearly all circumstances. As far as the authoritative ...


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