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Why is placing the tag name in the question title bad? [duplicate]

I often see edits which remove tags like "C#", "SQL", etc. from question titles. Why are tags in titles considered bad practice? It doesn't make things unclear; it doesn't confuse anybody. But, most ...
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Is there a preferred way of including a Google results link in an SO question?

In asking a question recently, I wanted to reference the results of a Google search so that others could easily click on it for themselves. I tried to use LMGTFY, but see that it's banned. I ended up ...
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When typing a topic of a question, show some search results from google [duplicate]

Now when I want to post some question, I can see already asked on SO questions, listed below, when I type topic on the question form, but what if to show side by side some search results from search ...
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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 Three major causes for the not-so-great is misleading question titles, outdated answers,...
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Is the Meta top bar, resembling Google's design, distinctive enough?

Now my meta top bar looks like this: It remind me too much of google's top bar, with these new grey icons, little "bubbles" and dark background. On more occasions I saw sites trying to copy ideas ...
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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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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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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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Steps (with screen shots) to merge MyOpenID account into social network accounts/email providers accounts [duplicate]

If you have taken the time to merge your MyOpenID StackOverflow (and StackExchange) account into a social network account such as Google or Facebook, can you describe the workflow (maybe with screen ...
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Why do I see permalinks instead of slugs on Google? (i.e. /q/ and /a/)

Lately, I've seen many search results in the form of https://stackoverflow.com/q/<id> and /a/<id> on Google. Why do I see these slug-less permalinks instead of the full URL? For instance, ...
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Stack Overflow more easily found on Google rather than with native search

When I search for a question on Stack Overflow it does not give me even the closest question. But Google is smart enough to trace what I want from my search string (same as what I used on Stack ...
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Any way to support users who block Google APIs?

I block everything Google, including Google APIs, as I don't like to to have Google tracking all of my usage on the Internet. Is there any way to use Stack Exchange without Google APIs? I usually am ...
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Representative search results for Google?

Google offers the way to show the Google+ Avatar on any Google Result. Currently I'm thinking about if it would be a nice feature, if the Avatar of the guy providing the "accepted" Answer for a ...
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How do you google search for a question about stacks or stack overflow on Stack Overflow

I prefer using google to search questions on Stack Overflow because they have a very good searching algorithm/AI. However, it's impossible to search for questions about stack overflow on Stack ...
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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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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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Should I ask a question that is easily Google-able?

Meta appears to have come to a consensus that when a user asks a question that is easily answered with Google that we should not close the question but rather answer it properly. Embrace the non-...
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Google's login issue

I was logging in to your sits using my Google account (myhotmailusername@live.com) which was based on my hotmail address. After a year, I decided to add GMail to my current Google account. But, when ...
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Linking to Google search results in an answer

In this answer (via this meta question) the poster links to two google search result pages as part of their answer. Is this a reasonable thing to do, or should we be discouraging it? It seems ...
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How do I merge 2 accounts from the same Google Account (different emails)?

I recently changed my Google account primary email address for login from my old email address to a new one. I've also used Stack Overflow for the past few years with my Google account login. However, ...
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Should SO include a custom Google search?

Most of the times, I use Google to search in SO rather than using its own search box, as it returns quite better results. I imagine this is a common task for many of the SO users, so why not including ...
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Tags appear in lowercase in Google search results — should they be capitalized?

Across the Stack Exchange network, tags appear before the user-given title of the question inside the HTML <title> element: <title>javascript - What does jQuery.fn mean? - Stack Overflow&...
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Google two time Index same stack overflow question? [closed]

Why does the Google search engine indexes a Stack Overflow question two times? Please see this Google Index in this question Display of html contents in C# - Stack Overflow and c# - Display of html ...
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Why do Google-tags have a picture in stackoverflow [duplicate]

When you look at Stackoverflow's recent tags you'll see that some have a little favicon in front of them. Conspicuously the affected tags are mostly Google products (android, google-chrome, google-...
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How Stack Overflow questions appear on Google as soon as you post [duplicate]

As soon as you post a question on Stack Overflow, in 5-10 seconds it starts to appear on Google Search Results. How that works? Is that the result of a very high page rank or there is some kind of ...
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How do we prevent spam from appearing in Google searches?

At the time the community deleted a spam message by flagging we can see that these unfortunately were already indexed by Google: Examples: spam deleted within 5 min.: video - Where to Watch ...
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change login from google to yahoo

I hate the idea that I would be at my workplace without actually logging into my stackoverflow. I used to login to my stackoverflow account via Google id. But it has been blocked recently(All google ...
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Do we really want Jon Skeet facts to be first on Google?

Recently I was searching Google for "Meta Stackoverflow" and what should appear but "Jon Skeet facts" nice and big underneath "Meta Stackoveflow". Now that question really is awesome and made me ...
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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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Can't login using Firefox 21 Nightly / 19 stable [duplicate]

I am using "Login with Google" and can't access stackoverflow from my account using Firefox. I tested this using 2 versions: At first I tried logging in using Firefox 21 Nightly, then I checked it ...
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Stack Overflow Questions and Google Search [duplicate]

How Stack Overflow questions and answers are available in Google search within a minute after posting? Which technology is being used for this both from Stack Overflow and Google side?
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Google search turns up weird result? [duplicate]

I was trying to look for an explanation for a question that was posted less than an hour ago and have no answers till now. My google search attempt returned the same question as the first result, but ...
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Should answers on duplicate or google-type questions be down-voted?

Reference is made to this question on stackoverflow: One of the users stated in the comments on the question thus (I paraphrase because the comment has since been removed): Just google this and ...
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Strange Behaviour for “Stack Overflow” query on google.co.in [duplicate]

For query "Stack overflow" in Google why it is showing first result from www.doioig.gov website. I can see first results snippet and Title same as stackoverflow.com but only URL is www.doioig.gov. ...
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Google indexing issue for keyword 'StackOverflow'

Maybe this is a temporary issue. I will check later in the night today and update/close this thread. [2013-02-27] For most of the world, this issue should now be resolved and non-repro, and the ...
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Google time and answer mistakes [duplicate]

Take a look a this : On the google search page I can see 13 hours ago 1 answer When I actually posted the question : 8 mins ago 0 answers This should be fixed.
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Are questions that are closed visible to visitors from search engines?

I know that questions that are closed are not allowed to answer further. But are these questions visible to outside world? I mean are these questions can be searched from search engines like Google?
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Login with Different Authentication Providers

What will happen if I login via Google and via Facebook to Stack Overflow and Google as well as Facebook use the same email address? Will Stack Overflow create two separate accounts or will it "merge" ...
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New Stack Overflow Questions in Google Search Results [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? Does StackOverflow have some sort of deal with Google? I noticed that Google indexes and presents Stack Overflow ...
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Is Google showing a wrong time in search result or is it Stack Overflow?

Recently I answered a question and searched it on Google Search after 2mins, was curious to know how fast does it indexes...but was not able to find that question, searched it back after 10mins and I ...
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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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Changed email address attached to Google account - lost access to SO account

A while ago I removed my gmail address and attached another mail to my google account. However, I recently found out that this means I can't log in to my StackOverflow account! It treats the google ...
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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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Google search results say question is answered when it has only a comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Google search results comments can count as answers When looking at this question on Arquade, I Googled the question in the hope of finding an answer. What I found was ...
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Is it ok to google and answer the question in Stackoverflow

Is it good to search and answer the questions? Sometimes I don't know the answer, but i know how to find one (due to familarity or previous experience). When i find a solution (which is not really ...
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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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In Google search results comments can count as answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google doesn't know how to count When a question with no answers - that does have comments - appears in Google search results, the comments can appear to count as answers. ...
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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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Better Google and Bing search results from Stack Overflow

I commonly search Google or Bing for questions related to programming, and often I get results from Stack Overflow. That's a good thing, of course. Recently, however, a lot of these results are ...
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When searching is it better to use the built-in SO search or use Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Stack Overflow's search compare with Google's site-specific search? I find sometimes when I used the built-in search I don't find the result I'm looking for ...