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What’s The Fastest Way to Remove Our Site From Google?

Q: One of our sites with private information got accidentally indexed in Google. We’ve deleted the site from the server entirely, but the listing is still showing up in Google. Help! How can I get our site out of Google quickly? A: There are two ways to remove your site from Google quickly: 1. Verify the site in Google […]

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Our Favorite Spider Emulators for SEO

Q:  In your book you recommended using a spider emulator to see what a webpage looks like to search engine robots. What tool do you use when you’re doing this? A: These days, we use three different methods for reviewing a site with the “spiders-eye view.” Here they are in order of simplest to most complicated: […]

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2013 Favorite SEO Tools

Here are some of our favorite SEO tools, as of 2013: Webmaster Tools Google and Bing Webmaster Tools are must-haves for any SEO, or really anyone who owns or manages a website. These webmaster tools offer a great overview of any potential problems with your site, along with various tools to help manage your presence […]

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How many pages indexed in Google? Comparing Webmaster Tools to “Site:” Search

In mid-2012 Google announced a new tool in Webmaster Tools that allows you to view the Index Status of your website.  This tool gives you the ability to view a few interesting metrics related to how Google is indexing your website: Total Indexed Ever Crawled Blocked by Robots Not Selected You can learn more about […]

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Ask the Experts: How Can I Get Video Thumbnails in Google? [updated]

More and more sites are featuring video. Here’s how to increase your chances of getting video thumbnails within your site’s Google search listings…

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Ask the Experts: How can I keep private materials out of Google?

Q: We have some private materials on our site, but we’re not able to use robots.txt or a robots meta tag to disallow the pages from indexing.  As long as we don’t link to the pages, and only send them out as links in emails, will Google have any way of indexing these pages? A: […]

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Google Dropped My Website! What Should I do? [UPDATED]

One of the most common questions we get is from people who think their website has disappeared from Google. If you’re in a similar situation, we have some ideas for you in this article.

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New Developments in Search: Bing takes over Yahoo!, Google Instant

There have been two major developments in search over the past few weeks. Bing Takes Over Yahoo!’s Organic Search Results. Over the last few weeks, Bing’s merger with Yahoo! has progressed into the much-anticipated next step: Bing’s organic search results are now powering Yahoo!’s results. Our rank checks now show identical results for our client’s […]

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Ask the Experts: Will an International Server Location affect My Google Ranks?

Google does its best to match the website location with its intended audience. Find out what factors into the decision…

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Dynamic Website SEO Terror Level Downgraded to Yellow

Search engines now include dynamically-generated pages in their indexes, but some particulars of dynamic pages can still be obstacles to getting indexed. Follow the guidelines here to avoid major pitfalls of dynamic sites.

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