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Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via https://stackoverflow.com/jobs? [duplicate]

Why is Stack Exchange allowing Google ads though they have their own profitable revenue model via https://stackoverflow.com/jobs? I mean, I just recently saw Google ads here. Don't you think it adds ...
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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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Metadata in Google Search results

While searching for something on Google, I found a result from Stack Overflow. Answers from Trilogy sites seem to only contain snippets of text from the question and maybe from one of the answers. ...
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How to prevent stackoverflow traffic from appearing in Google Analytics?

Hi, When developing sites I sometimes post links to sites I have problems with. I don't want this information to appear in google analytics, is there a way I can prevent the question from appearing ...
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“Hot Network Questions” cross-linking is causing issues with 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 ...
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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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Search is broken, switch to Google [closed]

Related: Can we have a setting that defaults our searches to Google? Every time I try to find something in SO, it is a waste of time, the results does not have relevance and often the question I'...
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Is https://stackoverrun.com/ related to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Recently, I have been getting more and more search results from different search engines that all point to https://stackoverrun.com/. 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 ...
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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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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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Does Google special-case for Stack Overflow?

I just noticed something which I think is pretty cool (link to reproduce): Inside the search results, Google includes the number of answers and the date a certain question was asked (even more ...
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Protecting a question shows mistaken authorship in Google search results

Today, I was searching on Google for a resource on viewing the JavaScript console in various browsers. As it turns out, there was a good overview on Webmasters.SE: "Thanks, John Conde!" I thought to ...
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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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Can Google (search engines) “see” deleted posts or comments?

I have a vanity search set up on Google. Every once in awhile a post or a comment comes through that just seems ambiguous, outdated, or whatever... so I follow the link and I clean it up or delete it. ...
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Is a full or partial sitemap better on Stack Overflow?

I heard on an older podcast that Google spider traffic is significant on Stack Overflow, and the sitemap only contains entries for the newest 50,000 pages. Would it be more efficient, in terms ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 is the best SE community to ask technical questions related to Google My Business?

What is the best SE community to ask technical questions related to Google My Business? Would it be Super User? Or is such a topic outside the scope of SE's communities?
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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 ...
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Unable to change Google account when logging into Stack Overflow

I have a Stack Overflow account associated with a Google account; let's call it 'x@gmail.com'. I went to sign in to Stack Overflow, and I hit the 'Sign in with Google Account', but I ...
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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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Switch Stack Overflow account from Google login to Stack Exchange login [duplicate]

Right now I have an account on Stack Overflow that was created automatically when I logged in using my Google account. The point is, what happens if I lose access to my Google account? It seemed ...
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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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Why is https://meta.dev.superuser.com 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 https://meta.dev.superuser.com/ which has a different IP ...
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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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Where should I ask a question about the use of the Google Maps API?

I'm looking for which site I should go to to ask questions about the Google API, in this case specifically the Google Map API. I want to ask a questions about the use of the API. Stack Overflow is ...
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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 ...
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Tom Ritter, Ngu Soon Hui what is your secret?

When you search for 'stackoverflow' on Google, you get the following screen: I'm curious what special abilities Tom and Ngu have to get on the Google search? I'd expect the top users to appear there.
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Duplicate Results in Google Search - Is it a Bug?

I searched something on Google. This is a screen shot of it. Link 01 : https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2974/is-there-a-way-to-remove-community-wiki-status/ Link 02 : https://meta....
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stackexchange.com search no longer working

When you search the entirety of Stack Exchange from stackexchange.com, it displays the following error message: Linked CSEs are no longer supported. See https://goo.gl/Gs1KIc. Use this link to ...
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Google.ca 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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Can't log in the iOS app with my google account

I use my google account to log in on the SE website, but on the iOS app the log in is not working. Press Log in on the app Select Log in using google Put google account and password on the popup ...
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Stack exchange user pages and google [duplicate]

I am now finding a problem when someone googles for me. Rather than finding my website, or LinkedIn page or Facebook page, they often get a complete page of links to the “users” pages for me on ...
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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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Is there any official Google support in Stack Overflow? [closed]

Today I flagged this question as off topic. It's to do with deleting service accounts from Googles Cloud console. This looks like an admin issue to me, and certainly not a programming question within ...
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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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Embrace the non-Googlers

There seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to "easy" questions that involve quickly answering by copy/pasting embarrassing links to lmgtfy.com (or similar responses in comments, which aren't downvotable) ...
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Withdraw questions with no useful answers from Google index

(Turning this answer into a feature request.) Stack Overflow is a repository of great and not-so-great answers. Three major causes for the not-so-great is misleading question titles, outdated answers,...
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Google query to find high reputation Stack Overflow users in your city?

How can I use Google to identify Stack Overflow users in a city with a reputation higher than X? I can get a list of Stack Overflow users in a city by doing a simple Google query such as the ...
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Can one log in using multiple Google accounts with Stack Overflow?

I don't see an option anywhere though, perhaps some hack. If not, can this be a feature request?
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SEO in Stack Overflow

We've been out of private beta for only two days, and stackoverflow.com is already ranking high in Google Search. Are there any specific techniques applied in the site? I've been researching the ...
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Duplicate google results

Doing a search for "Couldn't find" "_destroy" rails gave both http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18835422/rails-4-nested-attributes-couldnt-find-tag-with-id-for-person-with-id and http://stackoverflow....
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Which SE site should I use to ask about the Google search engine and SEO?

Which Stack Exchange site should I use to ask a question about the Google search engine and SEO?
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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 ...