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Wrong metadata in Google search result

It is the first time I see a Stack Overflow answer's metadata so wrong on Google Search (mine or a direct link to the question). I'm not sure where else to file a bug related to SEO. If this isn't the ...
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Google search result shows upvote number instead of the post title [closed]

I found Google search result sometimes shows the upvote number of the stackoverflow post, not its title. The image below shows "86" appearing instead of its actual post title "What's a ...
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Add the data-nosnippet attribute to answers with negative score (-3 or less)

This post on RPG.SE meta describes a heavily downvoted answer (current score -17) being shown as the featured snippet by Google when searching for the question title (or something resembling it): The ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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"Save this answer" text in Google search result

The new save functionality seems to put the text "Save this answer." into Google's search results: It's a very minor thing. But probably not desired, right? It's not relevant to the answer ...
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Is related to

I googled stackstatus today and the first result shown was Is the domain somehow related to (This was the second result.)
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Is there a problem with Google indexing of Bioinformatics (Beta) Stack Exchange?

I submitted a question (and answer) to Bioinformatics Stack Exchange 4 days ago, but for some reason it's not showing up in Google other than through recent questions. Does Google not index all ...
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Title text of Stack Overflow question on Google is prefixed with the post's score

I have entered the following into a Google search: find attribute beautifulsoup The first result was a link to the question on Stack Overflow titled "How to find tags with ...
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How to UNBLOCK a specific domain from Google Search results ( [closed]

For some reason I cannot at all see search results from Video: I must have blocked it unwittingly at some point, and I can’t find any way ...
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Bad information in google snippets [duplicate]

I recently googled why is cathode labelled with k and here is the result The link takes you to a question on electronics, which is essentially identical to the question I googled. It has two answers,...
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xspdf is polluting Google search results using Stack Overflow content [duplicate]

More and more lately I am getting a lot of Google results from xspdf when searching for programming questions. e.g. The problem is these are copy pasted ...
Duncan Robertson's user avatar
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A Skeptics Stack Exchange query in Google search is not returning with the exact link of the site

From last few day's it's been observed that when we type Skeptics Stack Exchange in Google search bar the search is not returning with the link of the Skeptics Stack Exchange site. Instead, it is ...
SwiftPushkar's user avatar
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Relationship with Google's "Get the answer you’re looking for added to the web"?

This morning as I googled for something I noticed something new at the bottom of the search results: Clicking on "learn more" brings up this: Is SE one of those "publishers" with ...
Matt Thomas's user avatar
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Invalid size parameters break avatars served by Google

Looking at the new users tab there are several users that get served a blank profile picture. Upon inspection the profile pictures link to a Error 400 page from Google. When the URL is slightly ...
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Google cache returns the mobile version of a question

Sometimes I use google to access a cached version of a question on a Stack Exchange site. However, when I do so, it returns the mobile version of the site, which removes some information and therefore ...
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Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via [duplicate]

Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via I mean, I just recently saw Google ads here. Don't you think it adds ...
Pratik Joshi's user avatar
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When can you get a Google cached view of a deleted post?

I have observed that for most deleted questions on SE sites, you can not get a Google Cache version. I have some reasons to believe that for some deleted questions, you can in fact a Google Cache ...
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Would Stack Exchange consider moving away from Google services?

I've been following Google, and their growing pattern of content censorship and manipulation, for a while now. The recent expose by Project Veritas (more to the point, Youtube's/Google's decision to ...
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Google auth seems broken

I can't seem to login using my Google account. Luckily I still have an active session on the main things I care about but when I log into anything with my Google auth, I get: There was an error ...
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Is related to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Recently, I have been getting more and more search results from different search engines that all point to But the original articles that are shown there seem to come from ...
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Use Google to login [duplicate]

I always use Google to login to SE websites. Now, I got a message that Google is cancelling GooglePlus, including the login options. Will this affect my ability to login to SE sites? If so, what ...
Erel Segal-Halevi's user avatar
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Does bounty influence PageRank?

If a bounty is added to a question, it is added to the featured/bounties tab. I was a bit curious whether having the question prominently displayed influences how high the question will appear in ...
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Dates from posts vs dates from Google Search indexes are incompatible

Recently, when I have been searching for some subject on Google Search, I started to come across this date incompatibility. This is a sample search, the date index from Google Search is, 16 April ...
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How to view E-Mail Address in App? [duplicate]

I think I created my account with Google, but if I try to log in with it, it say's the account is not created? At least I'm logged in in the App.
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?tags=... query string present in Google search result; URL doesn't link to tagged page

I just made a Google search for "ux stackexchange forms". The first result correctly points to .../tagged/forms, but the second result points to ...?tags=forms, which has no effect: The link, ...
James Donnelly's user avatar
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Google is showing only one result of Stack Overflow (per query) for the last 2 days?

I typically use Google to search answers for my questions on Stack Overflow. Sorry to state that Stack search is not as powerful as Google and hence I typically rely on Google. For that last 2 days, ...
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Are comments indexed by Google?

Are comments made on SE sites indexed by Google? Or is the site configured in such a way that only questions and answered are "seen" by Google robots? I know this question appears related, but its ...
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Do a question's (answer's) score affect its rankings in seach engines' results? [duplicate]

Typically, top SO-related results in Google search are highly upvoted questions (answers). It rarely happens to me to land on a question with negative score. I wonder if scores somehow affect the ...
Eugene Yarmash's user avatar
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"Hot Network Questions" cross-linking is polluting Google Search Results

The way Stack Exchange cross-links sites via "Hot Network Questions" is causing Google search results to be pretty useless... so I'd like to request that "Hot Network Questions" be removed from all ...
Anna_MediaGirl's user avatar
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Does Stack Overflow have a special Google integration?

Does Stack Overflow have a new special kind of Google integration? How does this work? It looks great!
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What to do to make a question easier to find?

If I want to improve a question by making it easier to find in either SE search or Google, how would I do that? The motivation behind this is that there can be multiple very different sounding ...
Fabian Röling's user avatar
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The same question appears twice in a Google search [closed]

Doing a Google search for "db migrate reset" gave two hits from the same question with only mildly different URLs: Difference between rake db:migrate db:reset and db:schema:load Difference between ...
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Google search snippets show the Linked sidebar instead of more interesting content

I'm not sure whether this has come up before, but it looks odd to me: (Google search, Stack Overflow thread.) It's nice to see Stack Exchange on the little snippet thing on Google, but are the ...
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Is it inappropriate to ask a user to google in comments?

I know that it is bad to ask google searchable questions, however, this still happens more often than not on the some of the sites. I also know that LGTMFY is inappropriate, is it appropriate to ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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Duplicate Results in Google Search - Is it a Bug? [closed]

I searched something on Google. This is a screen shot of it. Link 01 : Link 02 : https://meta....
Damith Ruwan's user avatar
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459 views search no longer working

When you search the entirety of Stack Exchange from, it displays the following error message: Linked CSEs are no longer supported. See Use this link to test ...
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Why is indexed by Google?

I'm subscribed to Google Alerts for my own name - for no particular reason that I can remember. Today I received an alert that pointed to which has a different IP ...
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Stack Exchange communities are different! How? Speech bubbles!

When doing a Google search for 'stack exchange', you get this top result (at least I do): Under 'Stack Exchange: Hot Questions', we see the following line: Stack Exchange Q&A communities are ...
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183 views sent me to the wrong URL for Android Enthusiasts Meta, so my browser gave the error: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

I found a bug. It's either Google Canada's fault or Stack Exchange's fault, or a combination. I'm not sure which. Steps to reproduce Do a Google Canada search for: [ android stack exchange questions ...
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Why does Google ask its users to use Stack Exchange as a support forum for its own product? [closed]

I have an issue with a piece of code using the Gmail API (attaching a file to an email). Several questions have been asked about it, but I did not manage to find the answer of my problem. If I ask ...
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Duplicate google results

Doing a search for "Couldn't find" "_destroy" rails gave both and http://stackoverflow....
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Can't log in the iOS app with my Google account

I use my Google account to log in on the Stack Exchange website, but on the iOS app the login is not working. Press Log in on the app Select Log in using Google Put the Google account and password on ...
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Google page answer not formatted correctly

I have no idea if there is any way to change it on the SE side of things or if it's something only Google can change, but I'll add it here anyway. I searched for Java how many characters in a string ...
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Questions about best search terms for a query in a search engine

Which Stack Exchange site would be the best to ask a question regarding the ramifications of using different permutations of search terms within the query? (This question would be an example of itself ...
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Google logo is out of date (follow-up)

Related: Google logo is out of date The Google+ logo associated with logging in is still out-of-date. Here's a view of the desktop login screen: Here's a view of the mobile theme login screen: ...
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Massive discrepancy of search results on Stackexchange vs StackOverflow?

If I do a search for apigee on (which passes through to a custom google search): yields "About 59,600 results", and an ...
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Should hidden community user profiles pop up in a Google search?

From another question related to the use of the Google search engine in combination with Stack Exchange, I found the following. I have some accounts I solely use for flagging. Those profiles are set ...
Patrick Hofman's user avatar
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Answering the Googlers - addressing the question Google searchers are likely to have

Often Google shows a Stack Exchange page first in search results (raise your hand if this is how you first discovered S.E.). Sometimes the interest inferred from the Google search terms is different ...
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How to add standard account access to Google Account? [duplicate]

I do have a Stack Exchange account that I log in using Google auth. I'd like to provide myself with alternative access to my account, i.e. without Google - a separate login/password, Google-...
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How do new posts on Stack Overflow appear almost instantly on Google? [duplicate]

Are there API calls for sites to invoke when new content is submitted? I see that new posts on Stack Overflow appear almost instantly on Google.
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Using the StackExchange API with Google Apps Script

Recently I was attempting to execute an explicit OAuth2.0 flow for the StackExchange API within a Google Apps script, and ran into a problem. At step 4 of the process, my POST request for an access ...
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