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Can closed questions be found on Google?

I was just wondering about that because it would influence how I deal with closed questions, e.g. whether they need to be improved (tagging, formatting, code samples) after closing, or if some should ...
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Permalink URLs disallowed in robots.txt, causing PageRank dilution

Below each question and answer on Stack Exchange, there's a "link" button which generates a short permalink URL to that post for convenient linking and sharing. These URLs look like this: https://...
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Improper use of rel=canonical is hurting search

When a question has many answers, the Stack Exchange software will split them onto several pages. As of mid-2009, the second and later pages have included a rel=canonical link tag pointing to the ...
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Generated Google search links can contain the body: or title: operators

If you use the site search and get 0 results, you're presented with a handy link to re-try your search with Google: Alternately, try your search in Google: http://www.google.com/search?q=site:...
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Google Single Sign On Concerns

Just discovered this as I used the Google ID signin process to get into SO. If I sign into SO using my Google ID, I am instantly logged into every other place where my Google ID is used. I can view ...
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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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Why does the google-app-engine tag on StackOverflow have an icon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do icons on the tags mean? When I look under my tags it's the only one with an icon. Is Google 'funding' this? Maybe an attempt to make good with developers after the new ...
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Google doesn't know how to count

So I was doing some Google searching today and actually saw one of my questions in the results. Something was wrong with what was shown by Google however, it is listed as having 3 answers: ...
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Bug: Google search result entry cites a closed question's closure reason as “Top answer”

While testing some queries to see how a few money SE questions are ranking in Google's search results, I came across the following. Witness:        Is this inference of ...
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How do I join a gmail/google account to an account authenticated with blogger

On Stack Overflow, I logged in with Blogger. Now I have an account on another Stack Exchange site under my Google account. Even though, they are kinda the same account, I cannot figure out how to link ...
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Prevent my username to be searchable by google

Is it even possible to prevent my username to be searchable by google? If it is possible can anyone please explain to me how can I achieve that - i.e. hide my username from being searchable by google? ...
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The “Zend Framework Problem” question

I've noticed that "session has already been started...." exception in Zend Framework application has 4k views. It's about exception thrown from Zend_Session. I guess a lot of traffic comes ...
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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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How do Stack Overflow questions get onto Google so fast? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? To start off I am referencing this old Q: How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? So I just asked ...
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Google search results for a particular phrase are returning a lot of broken links [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do Google present links to sitemap xml files? Searching for the phrase "resharper Visual studio 2011" on Google with a site:stackoverflow.com filter returns quite a few ...
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Share on Twitter/Facebook, what about Google+? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any plans supporting Google+ for link sharing in the near future? Will we get Google+ support on Stack Exchange? It would be nice to be able, in addition to voting on ...
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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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Why do Google present links to sitemap xml files?

Just runned this long query on Google: http://www.google.se/#q=telerik+mvc+grid+filter+template+unicode+500+Internal+Server+Error.+The+request+was+rejected+by+the+HTTP+filter The three top results ...
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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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Google OpenID (alt) failed to work: Were profile URLs migrated?

MyOpenId.com was down for at least 15 minutes just recently, and I thought, "No problem I setup my Google login as my alternate openid provider." I clicked on that logo in the login page and it told ...
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How questions on Stack Overflow are indexed on Google as soon as they are posted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: I'm just going to throw this out there, but Google indexes Stack Overflow really quickly… SEO in stackoverflow I have noticed one thing many times, as soon as we ...
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How does StackOverflow get indexed by Google in such as fast manner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? I notice that every time I or some else asks a new question on StackOverflow it only takes a few minutes to a half ...
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Google Plus has broken Google Profile OpenID logon to StackOverflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Login for Google Profiles account doesn't work after joining Google+ There's a really, really nasty bug with Google+: if you were using your Google Profile (e.g. http://...
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Will Stack Exchange sites start to include authorship markup?

See Webmaster Tools Help for details on authorship markup. Since folks that author 'answers' also tend to author longer form content, like blogs, tutorials and the like, linking their Stack ...
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What's this virus threat on Google Chrome when editing a Stack Overflow post?

When editing my previous post I got this: How does it come? It seems it only occurs on this particular post, Running Exe in Firefox why do I get an error, not on the one I am writing here for example....
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Don't show the welcome message if you're viewing from Google's cache

If I'm viewing the site from Google's cache webcache.googleusercontent.com, don't show the welcome message such as "Welcome to Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers — check out the FAQ!"....
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Google link when searching an user's questions is not supported

When one searches for an user's questions when there are no results, e.g. like this: https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=user%3A1234+foobar , then a Google search is offered. However, this Google ...
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Make questions with bad reputation not indexed in Google

When I search for particular programming problems on Google, I am always excited (and also always hoping) to see SO results on page one so I can just click them and get my answers, however sometimes (...
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Are there any best practice for making question and answers googlable?

When a question is asked or answered on Stack Overflow (or any other Stack Exchange sites) I considered the fact that it can be found by Google to be very important. Google has been my ...
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Is there a way by which I can have Stack Overflow results rank higher for me, than other results on Google?

I think the quality of Stack Overflow questions and answers is, in general, better than the web results for the same queries returned by search engines. So, personally I'd always like to see if Stack ...
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Are suggested edits indexed by Google?

I was trying to get some more information to complement an answer, and I found this odd link in my search, linking the suggested edit history of a question. Are those pages intended to be indexed by ...
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Please Noindex 'Recently Active XXX,' 'Newest XXX,' etc

I was recently looking for an old post on gaming.stackexchange.com, and one of the things I remembered was that the game "SingStar" was mentioned. Thus, I typed "singstar site:gaming.stackexchange....
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Does StackOverflow have dedicated servers for indexing (or did it ever)?

I recall a mention by Jeff and Joel, perhaps on the podcast, of forwarding requests from web-crawlers to a dedicated environment. The idea was to serve the same content as the real site, but to ...
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Discourage 'google for it' answers

Although there are posts relating to 'just google it' answers, which seem to look on it as bad style (maybe 70/30), I haven't found a specific feature request. I'd like to see a feature that pops up ...
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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)
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Highlight link suggestions when posting

I'm amazed I only found one relevant suggestion. Jon Skeet suggests a user interface for searching for a link on a selected 'API website'. I'd go one step further and use a mechanism as e.g. ...
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Do public data dump sites harm stackoverflow.com and do you care for these sites?

I am starting to get annoyed with the sites that use the SO data dumps because they are polluting the search results from search engines. It does me no good when I click on some result and it's just ...
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How to deal with “Have you tried Google?” comments

When faced with a simple question, some users respond with comments that say something like, "You should have Googled it" and nothing else. These are often upvoted a few times as well. Is it ...
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Why doesn't SO use meta tags and how does it ping Google so quickly?

Today I opened the source page of Stack Overflow' home page, but couldn't find any meta tags in the <head> section. As meta tags are very important to SEO, and highly recommended by web ...
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Can I see what search terms are most often used to get to stackoverflow?

I saw this page http://www.101appsblog.com/alternativa-pc-game/ and it has footer saying Incoming search terms: alternativa walkthrough alternativa game walkthrough Does stackoverflow has ...
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How did stackoverflow get its success? (SEO question) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How is stack overflow optimized for Google? SEO in stackoverflow I joined stackoverflow.com because I kept seeing relatively good question/responses showing up in Google ...
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Is Google making a stackoverflow rip-off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Baraza: impact on SO franchise? Google seems to be sneaking in their own answers software, in a different language. It does seem to be very similar in features and ...
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Why these scrapers have higher ranks than the original stackoverflow pages in Google search results? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Did anyone notice that tech.efreedom.com seem to be scraping/republishing SO's posts? Sites like answerspice.com and efreedom.com are not only stealing our thunder but ...
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Google Baraza: impact on SO franchise?

Google has announced their SO attempt, Baraza http://www.google.com/baraza/en/ From the blogoscoped http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2010-11-16-n46.html: Baraza operates on a Points basis. You get ...
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Does Google work for Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: I'm just going to throw this out there, but Google indexes Stack Overflow really quickly… How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? Some minutes ...
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How do Stack Overflow questions appear in Google search results in seconds? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO in stackoverflow I have noticed that when I ask a question on Stack Overflow and I go into Google and search for the question, it comes up in Google in just a minute or so....
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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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Is Aardvark a threat to SO/SE?

I just found out that there's Aardvark service that claims to answer any questions. And it's now backed by Google. How do Aardvark and StackExchange - based sites compare? Is Aardvark a threat to SO/...
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Show Google results along with related questions

A significant number of downvotes are given to questions whose askers didn't first check Google. This seems to be closely related to downvotes from asking a question with duplicates in the "Related ...
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Stackoverflow pings Google?

How its done that when I publish some post on stackoverflow.com, it at once becomes visible in google search? Like this http://www.google.ru/search?q=fill+body+with+images&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8