Tag Archives: Pages

9 Ways to Deindex Pages from Google

Google is good at its job. Sometimes, a little too good – indexing pages it was never meant to find. Undesirable URLs that are not contained in your sitemap. Orphaned URLs not linked on your website. Bizarre URLs you may not even know exist. Most SEO professionals worry about getting pages into the Google index. […]

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Google Makes it Easier to Visit Web Pages from Image Search Results

An update to Google Images makes it easier for users to visit the original web page that an image is featured on. This will be helpful to searchers and has the potential to send more traffic to publishers. However, there’s a catch. In order for pages to benefit from this update, they need to be […]

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Google Confirms Testing Pages With Zero Search Results

Google confirmed it’s running a test which involves showing zero search results for queries when no relevant results are found. Instead, Google returns a message stating “Hmm… the results for your search don’t seem very relevant.” The message is followed by a prompt to “see results anyway.” Multiple users have reported seeing this anomaly within […]

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Google on Effect of Low Quality Pages on Sitewide Rankings

In a Google Webmaster Hangout, someone asked if poor quality pages of a site could drag down the rankings of the entire site. Google’s John Mueller’s answer gave insights into how Google judges and ranks web pages and sites. Do a Few Pages Drag Down the Entire Site? The question asked if a section of […]

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Google is Fixing a Technical Issue Causing Pages to be Deindexed

Google is working on fixing a widespread technical issue that has led to web pages getting removed from Google’s index. Webmasters and SEOs have been affected by this issue since this past Thursday. Google didn’t officially acknowledge there was an issue until Saturday. On Saturday, Google’s John Mueller incorrectly reported that the problem was fixed: […]

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Facebook Lets Users Search for All Active Ads That Pages Are Running

Facebook is expanding its Ad Library tool to include information about all active ads from any page. Previously, Ad Library only included information for ads related to politics or issues of national importance. It was also limited to searching by keywords. Now you can search by page. In addition to finding all ads a page […]

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Google: Don’t Blindly Stuff Text into Ecommerce Category Pages

Google’s John Mueller cautions ecommerce site owners about adding unnecessary text to category pages. This topic came up today during a Twitter chat about ecommerce sites. There was a discussion about improving pages and whether or not adding more text is considered an improvement. Mueller was tagged in the chat and chimed in saying site […]

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How to Find Your Orphan Pages

In order for Google and other search engines to index your pages, they need to know they exist and where. This is usually accomplished in one of two ways: The crawler follows a link from another page. The crawler finds the URL listed in your XML sitemap. A page without any links to it is […]

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