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Even Google knows SO is the one

Doing a Google Search this evening I noticed the following interesting first result. It seems that even Google knows that SO always has the answer, except the link points to the question C# Automatic ...
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Question timestamp is incorrect in Google

I was doing a search in Google about Visual Studio custom tools, and the second result pointed to a question in Stack Overflow. Google states that the article date is 21 May 2010, but when viewing ...
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Selling ads on SO or SE sites based on Google search results alone?

These Q&A sites are doing a bang up job at nailing page one of a relevant Google search without too much effort. Question title goes in the web address, the title tag, meta tag, H1 tag, and with ...
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OpenID account not recognised if logged in to another account

Steps to reproduce bug: Create Stack Overflow account with gmail account one e.g. example1@gmail.com Log out of SO. Log in to gmail with account two e.g. example2@gmail.com Try to log in to SO by ...
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Google crawling policy for Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How frequently are new questions indexed by search engines? I was just curious about Google's crawling policy for Stack Overflow. One of my friends posted a question on Stack ...
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Google getting two results to the same question

Searching for this in Google: list to enumerable, getting two results to the same question, on SO. When to use each of T[], List<T>, IEnumerable<T>? When to use each of T[], List<T>,...
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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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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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The “Related” list on a question page skews Google indexing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Search should not index “Related questions” lists Noticed this when I searched for "jquery flash detection". The second result on Google was this SO ...
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Does StackOverflow have some sort of deal with Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How frequently are new questions indexed by search engines? I've noticed something pretty cool a few times over the past few weeks. A couple of users have posted error ...
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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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Please give me a choice not to use Google's reCaptcha

I hate Google stealing book rights from authors and I do not want to help them doing so. I consider digitalization of books generally a good idea, but it should not be done with evilness and ...
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Once I log into Stackoverflow, can I get Google to somehow automatically log off my account?

I use Google as my OpenID provider. Once I log into Stackoverflow with my gmail account, can I get Google to somehow automatically log off my account? I prefer not to have my personal google account ...
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Will StackOverflow ever be sold to a major company? If so, when? [closed]

It's already old news that Google bought vark.com, which have a similar purpose but is nothing like this. Yet, thanks to that, maybe it's unlikely they'd have any interest. So maybe some other have ...
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Why can't I log onto Stack Overflow with my redirected OpenID?

I'm trying to login to Stack Overflow with OpenID and I am receiving an error from Google saying "Request-URI Too Large". Is this an issue with Google or an issue with Stack Overflow's implementation ...
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CV not listed on Google

I have done a search on Google using: site:careers.stackoverflow.com And I don't see my CV listed. Why? Surely Google has indexed my SO questions, which link to my SO profile, which links to my ...
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Firefox Google search to use only stackoverflow.com

There are Firefox plugins out there that do search on stackoverflow using stackoverflow.com search engine. What I would be interested in is searching from Firefox search box using Google for only ...
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How do I replicate google searches?

In this question, I was using LMGTFY to replicate a google search of stack overflow to replicate a problem I had. For understandable reasons, LMGTFY is banned, but what should I use instead? Bonus ...
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Searching in google with a question's title doesn't make the question appear on the first page

If I search for "Ruby off the rails" site:stackoverflow.com, I don't get Ruby off the rails in the first few pages. However, a separate question about hosting does, and there are links to the question ...
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What is the structure of the sitemap.xml of Stackoverflow?

Usually we tend to organize the sitemaps.xml files in a human way (by categories). But for Stackoverflow, due to the number of modifications in each categories, all the sitemaps files would need to ...
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How often does Google index SO content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: SEO in stackoverflow How frequently are new questions indexed by search engines? In the past, I believe I've noticed that SO questions appear on Google within about half an ...
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Why do you think people use Stack Overflow instead of Google?

Beset by the world covered by the couch surfer and idle wild. The people, hoi polloi, have gotten lazy. I should know. I'm one of them. Praytell, fellow thee, when did the world of programmers turn ...
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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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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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Clicking Google Open ID still uses old Google OpenID URL

I cleared my cache last night and had to log back into the trilogy this morning for the first time in a long time. As outlined in Google Offers Named OpenIDs I had previously switched the sites to use ...
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Is there a way to hide my profile from Google search?

If you Google my name, it comes up with a link to my ServerFault profile first, then StackOverflow profile, then LinkedIn, then website, etc. I've heard it's common practice for employers to Google ...
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Having problems with my OpenID

I inscribed myself just after dinner with OpenID: http://openid-provider.appspot.com/ thinking it was the right way to authenticate a OpenID account, unfortunately now I created an account there and I ...
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Redirect experts-exchange.com traffic to StackOverflow?

A while back I added an entry to my /etc/hosts file for the "evil hyphen site": 127.0.0.1 experts-exchange.com www.experts-exchange.com It always annoyed me to do a Google search, open a bunch of ...
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Google named OpenID shortcut?

Is there a way to use a Google named OpenID (profiles.google.com/yourname) without typing it in manually? I keep clicking on the big "Google" button and getting the hashed openID, which is no longer ...
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How is stack overflow optimized for Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO in stackoverflow Related question: I'm just going to throw this out there, but Google indexes Stack Overflow really quickly So, I was watching a presentation about SO ...
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How does Stack Overflow do so very well on Google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO in stackoverflow Stack Overflow pages seem to do ever so well on Google — i.e. come up very high. Several times, things like this have happened to me: Google-...
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Quote about Google being primary use case for Stack Overflow design

I recollect hearing Jeff/Joel say in one of the podcasts that their primary use case when designing Stack Overflow was someone typing a question into Google, seeing a Stack Overflow page as the first ...
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Google Search should not index “Related questions” lists

If I run Google search specifying "site:stackoverflow.com" I often get multiple duplicates in results for the following specific reason... Suppose I search for "Create GUID" and there're several ...
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How to connect my meta profile with my main stackoverflow one?

I just signed up in meta.stackoverflow.com and created an account using my OpenID profile. In the end of my registration I think there was a question to "connect" this profile with my other one in the ...
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Google Sidewiki impact [closed]

Will the impact of sidewiki on SO be positive, negative, or zero?
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rel=“canonical” on SO used incorrectly?

Isn't the rel="canonical" on SO used in a wrong way so that it prevents google from indexing every other page than the first of questions that have +1 pages? The rel="canonical" hint should be used ...
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Where can I ask questions about Google?

I have a question about the ranking/list order in the results at Google. Where should I post my question? Would it be best on Stack Overflow, Super User or Server Fault?
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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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I'm just going to throw this out there, but Google indexes Stack Overflow really quickly

For example, I posted a question on SO after using Google to try to find an answer. I then turned back to Google and did a search for netbeans validate jtextfield against regex and it was already the ...
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Which questions are being externally linked to the most?

Is there a way to see a list of which questions are the most linked to from external sources? There should be some type of Google query that does this. I'm curious how Superuser is doing now that it'...
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Cannot login with Opera and my Google OpenID?

I can login fine using IE and FF, but with Opera when I get redirected back from the Google login page, I'm still not logged in. I looked through the tips at I Cant Log In With My OpenID ...
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How will you use Stack Overflow for Google Code Jam [closed]

Today Google announced the 2009 Code Jam. This year, contestants will compete in several 2½-hour online rounds, attacking three to four difficult algorithmic problems during each round. I ...
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Search Stackoverflow questions using Google

How can I search in stackoverflow using Google? Is there any keywords for searching in SO using google?
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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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Employer blocks jQuery from Google, DOH!

UPDATE Just got off the phone with one of our network guys, it sounds like our credentials are not being attached to the actual call for the JS file from Google. Since the credentials are not there, ...
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How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? [duplicate]

How does Stack Overflow work so well with search engines? It's really amazing; if I post a question, it'll show up in Google's search results within 15-30 minutes! What are the tricks? sitemap.xml? ...
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Suggestion: Use rel=“canonical” to improve Stack Overflow's Google results

Google now supports <link rel="canonical">, which allow a page to point to the canonical version of itself. This would help to fix a problem with Stack Overflow's Google search results, in that ...
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How do I Google the whole trilogy of StackOverflow sites?

Is it possible to Google the whole trilogy of StackOverflow sites at once? Google only gives me two hits from a domain before asking me to search in that domain only. So if I want to search both ...
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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) ...