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To prevent a page from being indexed by search engines, should I add noindex and nofollow meta tags in addition to leaving it off our site map? [migrated]

There are some pages on our websites that we do not want indexed by Google or other search engines, so we leave them off of the XML sitemap we provide to search engines. To be safe, is it also ...
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Is it possible to modify a search URL so that the results are interpreted as English?

I am using the web app webtopdf.com which converts web pages, based on URLs you supply, to PDFs. The URL I'm providing is a Google Search which I see in English https://www.google.com/search?q=Bible ...
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Searching a specific word in urls containing specific characters in Google search

In Google search I wrote: "albero" inurl:(unipi OR unina OR unimi OR unimib OR polimi OR unito OR polito OR uniroma1 OR uniroma2 OR uniroma 3 OR units OR unitn OR unibz OR uniba OR poliba OR ...
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How to bring back clickable Google map in Google search results?

Recently Google made a really terrible change of not allowing the user to click the map in search results, who knows why. It normally opened Google Maps with the given location. I heard it's related ...
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google maps search by label does not work anymore

Since around February 2024 I can not search locations by self-added labels anymore. E.g. my parking spot has the label "p9 parking". In the past, it was enough to type p9 to be able to ...
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What is the current url format for Google Image searches?

I use a program called Cold Turkey on my laptop that blocks specific URLs, and until recently, I was able to block all google image searches as they shared part of their url. Now, however, it seems ...
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When I press the enter key in google search bar, instead of searching the keyword, it creates a new line

This is a new issue that whenever I write something to search in google and press enter key, it starts a new line. As per the below website saying I have cleared cookies and cache and the problem is ...
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blocking any website from search results [duplicate]

these days because Amazon rule the world, every time I put an Item in a search engine, the resulting million pages are all about how I can buy it from Amazon and everything related to it also to buy ...
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Are Google search date filters timezone-specific?

When filtering for Google search results specific to one date as shown below, are the results based on the timezone associated with your IP?
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Cached web page no more available on Google

In these days I noticed that the option cache is no more available in Google research. Until few days ago, the option was in the drop-down menu, below "Feedback", that appears when you click ...
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How do you search for single-character symbols in quotes on Google Search?

I don't know if it is a bug, but I'm trying to look up a certain video name using Google Search. But Google doesn't show any results if I search for this: site:somesite.com "$" However, if ...
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While browsing some websites, interface words changes to non-understandable letters

This problem is mainly faced while browsing or searching for research papers on many websites. Some website names are in their regular language, but the content of the web page is changed to ...
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Why Google took off links to Maps from the search engine [duplicate]

I read a similar question on this site so I know I'm not alone but it seems strange there is no clue around the internet about this issue. Since a few months, when I perform a site related search on ...
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How to stop Google from automatically translating search results?

Some time during the past week or so, Google search started automatically translating some search results from English to German (my native language). This affects the headline, the preview snippet, ...
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What are the syntax rules for the Google ngrams search engine?

In this Google Ngram search, I was trying to determine which of the following two phrases occurs most often in Spanish literature. However, I must have misspelled something or used the wrong ...
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How to disable translated search results

Today, suddenly messed-up "translated" results like these started appearing which apparently were auto-translated from English to German: It seems to be this auto-translation feature. ...
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Google search result pages no longer show number of matchings? [duplicate]

Google search result pages no longer show number of matchings? I used to use that as a hint to how popular/regular a word combination is compared to its variants.
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All links for switching to Maps are missing from Google Search results

Problem with Google Search When I perform a search at www.google.com while logged in to my profile, the results are now missing the normal Google product links I would see at the top of the page ...
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How can I search Google for number ranges that use the M and K number abbreviation?

My goal is to search Google for instagram profiles that have a certain amount of followers. Filtering down to profiles only is easy but the hard part is making google understand the number ...
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What search operator will limit search results to content in a specific language? [duplicate]

I'm using Google Search and want to limit results to pages written in a language I specify. There is a similar question How to restrict a Google search to results of a specific language? that has this ...
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How to get rid of Mathway, GeoGebra, QuickMath, and Symbolab stuff?

When I Google search "arccos(-14/sqrt(30*68))=" (or any similar calculation), I just want Google to give me the number. But instead Google first shows me this useless stuff from Mathway, ...
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Where does Google search get its ICC cricket world cup live commentary from? [closed]

In the recently being held ICC cricket world cup 2023, the Google search also has the option to display live cricket world cup commentary as shown below (source): I tried to search many different ...
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how do i search for a specific path amongst all websites?

in google, i know i can search specific contents of a site by going site:example.com I want to search the whole world, but for specific paths. for example, site:*.com/CustomPath or anysite.com/...
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Is there a way to look for specific websites based on the author?

I'm trying to find a way to search for pages that are built by the same author/ company. I'm currently using google to look for specific websites for research. So far I managed to do a work around a ...
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Google Videos Search "sca_esv" query parameter possible tracking

When I search for something on Google and then go to Videos tab, I get a URL like https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=569877865&q=tester&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=...
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How to prevent Google from showing any local results and ads?

Alternative question: Is worldwide Google search (NCR) still available? If Google is used from an internet segment with excessive SEO (for example, during travel), English queries will often be mixed ...
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How to invoke the dark theme selection on Google's search page?

This is for Firefox. I know there are extensions for dark themes, but I don't want to use it because it messes up certain websites and doesn't get back to normal even after removing the extension. ...
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How to search for all outbound links of a particular website?

I want to search for all outgoing links with the URL https://github.com from this link https://whatevery1says.github.io/we1s-templates/creating-a-project/. I can do that with Outbound Links Checker ...
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Why am I seeing two versions of Google Search page? [closed]

Why am I seeing two versions of Google Search? Original Version: Alternate Version: The latter one is showing up occasionally. Is this because of a virus or something?
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How to make google voice search British? [closed]

I'm talking to google "search by voice" with british accent and it's write it all wrong! what should I do to make it into British?
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How to get the current time in UTC?

Searching for "current time UTC" gives a backward answer. That is, in AEST timezone (UTC+10), it instead responds with the answer that would have been correct if the local timezone had ...
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Filter Google search results for keyword, but only if keyword isn't part of pattern

How can I search Google for a keyword such that the result will show "results containing keyword, but not when found next to a given word". For example: I want all results which contain &...
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Knowing (rightaway) when google search result is based on previous search

It used to be that at the bottom of the webpage, one can see it written, whether the search results are independent or based on your previous activity / search history. It is the case (it seems) that ...
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Why does Google Search's unit converter return incorrect values for femtometers?

A femtometer (fm) is a unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter: 1 fm = 10-15 m = 1e-15 m When I use Google Search's built-in unit conversion to calculate 3 femtometers, instead of ...
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Disabling the Google suggestions which appear below the website I clicked on

Since some days ago Google changed its way to show search's results; in particular, when you do a research, you get a list of websites: If I click on a website and then I go back to the webpage of ...
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Why Google doesn't recognise "chatgpt" as a searchable term?

Google must be well aware of "ChatGPT" developed by OpenAI by now after issuing a code red. However when I made a below simple search, it offered an auto correction as "chatbot" in ...
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Google's inurl option isn't working for this website

If I do inurl:yahoo and search that, then yahoo comes up. So the inurl tag seems like it maybe works. But it does't work for this website https://www.solubilityofthings.com/ i.e. if I do inurl:...
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Why do Google results have a globe icon?

I am using Windows 11 and recently started to see a globe icon on Google results. If I log out of my Google Account there are no globe icons, But when I login again, the globe icons show up again.. I ...
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How to make Google default to local currency?

Is there a way to prevent Google search from assuming you are inputting foreign currencies? (Not sure if this is a problem with chrome, or the website itself.) The expected answer here is $120. ...
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Change Google geolocation

I'm in Greece, using Wind Hellas as ISP. For some reason, I have two public IPs, one in Athens (Greece) and another in Tel Aviv (Israel). When I'm using google.com, it consistently selects the Israel ...
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How can I fix the Google Search tabs in a custom order?

This is the well-known top bar of the google.com Google Search results page: I regularly click on a wrong tab because I am used to certain positions of the tabs, and would like to have the Shopping ...
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Why don't I find any expected results when google-searching with search terms that start with dashes?

Background: When I try to google search something like "gcc -Wall" (for example,) to find documentation on the -Wall flag's meaning for GCC, it looks like I get the same search results as if ...
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How to automatically change the "rad" mode to "deg" mode on google calculator when searching an equation?

So, I know that there is a button to change "rad" to "deg" on the google calculator, but it is not what I meant. You can write your equation directly on the search bar and then get ...
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Disable Google Doodle games

My kid needs to do homework on PC (Windows + Chrome). However he keeps getting distracted by Google Doodle games. I would like to disable / block these games. A simple solution like "change this ...
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Is there a way to access Google News stories from a particular date?

I want to read news stories that were published on a particular date like say 15th October, 2022. Google News provides an easy way for us to see all the news articles at a single place.However, I am ...
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How can I access the customized links from the Google app on my computer? [closed]

I have the Google app on my iOS device, which shows customized links on the home screen along with the Google search bar like the one below. How do I access the same page on the web (PC)?
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How to search for exact phrases that include quotation marks [duplicate]

I want to search for: Putin "wins" presidential election I am looking for a site which uses quotes as sarcasm, but I cannot search for phrases that include quotes, since they will be turned ...
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How to exclude academic papers?

When I use Google to learn about technology, for example, "locale sensitive hashing in image retrieval", it turns up lots of academic paper results that are too complicated for me as a ...
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How to get a list of all subdomains of a website?

I'd like to, using Google Search, get a complete list of all the blog URLs that are hosted under specific domains. You know, like "[blog].wordpress.com", "[blog].blogspot.[any]" &...
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Google Site not getting indexed due to Page Redirect

I have created a website using Google Sites. I have published using a custom domain (https://www.abilityalpha.com). It is not getting indexed by Google Search because of "Page Redirect" ...
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