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Severe traffic drop for some sites since the last Google algorithm update

The recent update from Google to their search algorithm seems to have hit a few sites rather severely. I can't say for sure that this change is responsible, but the traffic graph from Skeptics looks ...
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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 ...
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When making a search on Google with the word 'POST' in it, many irrelevant results are returned

I made the following search: https://www.google.tt/search?q=sharepoint+OpenPopUpPage+POST on Google and all of the SO results contained the following text on the search results page which indicates ...
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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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Google Search showing “Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions …”

When searching for some help on a topic on XML Namespaces, I encountered the following in my Google search: The 2nd item in search results pointed to Why "Namespace 'http://www.w3.org/...
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Don't trigger the frame-killer on google results?

When you google search for images, if you click to preview any image, you will see this alert: Is there any way this frame-killer excludes google somehow?
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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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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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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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Would it be possible to remove the google tracking/affiliate/landing page/whatever clickjacked links?

I recently replaced a Google link from this answer with the actual direct link: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/37065/19009 Would it be possible for SE to replace them automatically?
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Careers - link to (or import from) Google Scholar

Google Scholar is another "identity and information source". It'd be convenient to be able to point to an account there to pull in publications in a structured way.
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Missing results when using the SE cross-site search

I often notice that when I use the SE cross-site search engine (which is powered by Google), I get just a small subset of the results obtained by searching Google with the operator: site:stackexchange....
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openid.stackexchange.com doesn't work for Google App Engine?

According to Jeff Atwood, … any reasonably large site that attempts discovery (XRDS-style) that can be proven to work with a few well behaving providers and does not accept our provider ...
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Suggestion: rel=“canonical” should point to the migrated question when it is migrated

As suggested, rel=“canonical” was added to improve SO results in Google. It would be even better for this canonical link to directly point to the migrated destination if it is migrated. That way all ...
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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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Why do some questions not appear in Google results?

There are two very similar questions on SO (but not identical). Both contain the term "Derby" in the title and the word "datediff" in the question. Post 1 Post2 When I searched Google for "derby ...
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Blank screen when logging in with Google

When I am trying to log in with Google on Stack Overflow, I only get a blank screen. No error or anything. The exact process: Select log in Click Log in with Google Click "allow" in Google's ...
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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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Expose data on view rates or google hits?

I think it would be useful to expose some data on either: View Rates (views/day, confined to say the last 3 months) Redirects from google ...for individual questions. These are sort of "hidden" ...
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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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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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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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Wikipedia-Like Search Box for SE in google search results

Can we ask google to add a search box like this for SO (or all of SE)