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Retire the tag "google-adwords", replace with "google-ads"

The name "Google AdWords" has been deprecated for several years. You do still hear google-adwords or just plain adwords every so often tho - mostly out of habit. Those could become synonyms. ...
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Should we merge [social-networks] and [social-media]?

Should we merge social-networks (x 64) and social-media (x 127)? They seem very similar in the ways that they are used to tag questions. If merged, I suggest social-media as the canonical tag.
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What is the tag wiki mentioned in the badges?

While looking at badges, I saw something called edit wiki tag. Although I searched the site a bit, I couldn't find anything like a wiki. Actually, I don't quite understand what a wiki is. My question ...
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Is it OK to recommend our own services in a comment?

A question was closed for being off-topic, I was the first to vote to close. I run a web hosting business and offer the service they are looking for. Is it OK to suggest that in a comment with or ...
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Can we optimize our own meta data?

Our title tag is currently: <title>Webmasters Stack Exchange</title> Our description is: <meta name="description" content="Q&amp;A for pro webmasters"/> We ...
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How did my question in 1 day get so many views when there are so many inactive people on the website?

Question Link I asked a question yesterday and when I looked at the screen of my question today, I saw that it was displayed a lot. If this question got this many views, the other questions should get ...
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What to do with answer that has several dead links?

The accepted answer for Mobile phone detection (brand, model, browser etc) from 2010 has links that someone has edited to mark as "dead link". There are enough dead links that to remove them ...
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Should Pro Webmasters unpin the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers?

September 19 Update As of the deadline to report our preferences, this question has two answers in favor of unpinning and no answers opposed. Given that the overwhelming opinion is in favor of ...
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Tags - [serps] are the same as [search-results], right?

Are the tags serps (search engine results pages) and search-results (search results) the same? If so, should (edit) serps be synonymized into search-results? Doing a spot check of the tagged questions,...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #5 on Webmasters has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering and ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Should we get rid of [wordpress]?

A few minutes ago, I saw this question which was closed as "off-topic for this site." A comment stated that it would be better on WordPress.StackExchange.com. But if these questions belong ...
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First post access flag bug?

Something seems to have gone a bit wonky. Did this only happen for me?
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Why do moderators sometimes comment on questions without closing them?

I notice that often questions that are eventually closed because enough people have flagged them, have comments from a moderator. Why do moderators not close such questions instead?
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Status of Post url is "Submitted & Indexed" in GSC but url is not visible in google search manually

I have a question about my Webmasters Stack Exchange post: Status is "Submitted & Indexed" in GSC but url is not visible in google search manually Are we blindly redirecting all the ...
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Why was a 10 year old question/ answer suddenly marked as low quality?

This came up in the review queue. What would cause it to pop after all this time?
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What is it about some questions that makes them so popular?

I am curious if anyone has come up with what makes a question popular. The question that triggered this curiosity is How to prevent pictures from being downloaded by right-clicking on them or ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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What triggers "active today" with no apparent activity?

A question asked in 2011 popped up Dynamic URLs and links to many affiliate links from one PHP page as active today. There is nothing obvious that has changed (edit, comment), so what is it that bumps ...
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Can SEO students ask questions on Pro Webmasters?

I'm looking for a place to send my 240+ SEO students to learn and ask questions? Will Pro Webmasters help them?
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Moderator Back If you will have me :)

So where do I start exactly? I think I'll start with the an apology for vanishing as I did and thank those who reached out to see if I was okay. For the past year or more, real life have has been as ...
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Is it okay to change question title?

I posted a question with the title "I need help converting nearly 200 redirects into redirectmatches". Is it okay to shorten the title to "Converting nearly 200 redirects into ...
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Do moderators communicate amongst themselves?

I have no specific reason for asking this, just curious. Do the forum moderators communicate with each other to discuss a question or an answer or whether to close or whatever?
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Tag merge request: [advertising] and [advertisement]

Right now advertising has 420 questions, and advertisement has 23 questions. I propose we mark the latter as a synonym for the former, since afaik they mean the exact same thing. This also has the ...
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Is it possible to create sticky note "Start here for SEO newbies?"

Not sure if this is the right place to post this type of question. I'm hoping a moderator will move it to the right group, if not. Webmasters obviously receives lots of queries that have been already ...
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Why are questions that are migrated away kept in the list?

When a question is migrated to another SO forum, why is the original retained with [migrated] appended? Why not migrate and remove?
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Is it necessary to historically lock a question about HTML Imports given that HTML Modules will be recommended in a year or three?

Thanks for historically locking: On what specific grounds were HTML Imports rejected, deprecated and removed? But, is it strictly necessary? I can foresee a time in the not-too-distant future when ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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is this question about ipv6 offtopic?

my question do domains work with ipv6 only nowadays? how much dedicated ipv6 costs? is closed. then, i have written a comment there: "This question does not appear to be about running a website." - ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Clean up broken links to Google Plus

There is a bunch of information for webmasters that used to live on Google Plus. Google employees such as John Mueller posted there. We have about 150 posts that link to Google plus: https://...
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Question not in English

This question has multiple issues: Phpmyadmin erreur de l'ors de l'ouverture First and most obviously, it's not in English. Not entirely sure what to flag it as under such circumstances. ...
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Our "what topics can I ask about here" help page has been updated

Based on this Meta discussion, our what topics can I ask about here page in the Help Center has been updated. The following details the changes that were made from the previous version with the goal ...
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Are questions about Azure pricing off-topic?

I want to ask about pricing for an Azure MySql database. It looked at Micoroft's pricing information, but it is hard to understand. Is asking about pricing, especially on how the achieve the cheapest ...
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Please give us your feedback on the "What topics can I ask about here?" Help page

Our What topics can I ask about here? page in the Help Center lets new and existing users know what the community considers to be on-topic and off-topic for the site. It's based on Meta discussions ...
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Are social media marketing questions on-topic?

When I tried to tag this question What is the difference between two URL in Facebook Ad Manager?, I found that there is no tag about facebook-ads-manager or similar tags. This raised a suspicion that ...
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Should I refrain from welcoming each new user with a comment?

I started creating a comment "Welcome to Webmasters!" to new users. I did not realize how many new users I would find. I began being consistent with the comment hoping they can easily be found and ...
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AMA with UXPin, and you're all invited!

UXPin offered to do an Ask Me Anything with us on Graphic Design SE. We of course are excited and want to make this a big success. You're all invited! https://graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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What are the differences between [index], [indexing], and [google-index]?

What are the differences between these tags? index indexing: The process of recording where particular words occur. In the web context search engines crawl the web and make a list of which pages ...
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A simple reflection on welcoming users

I would like to start by telling a story. A young man who has not been to your town before and is not at all familiar with where he is specifically turns onto a street to figure out where he made a ...
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Mark questions which have already been asked on stackoverflow as duplicate

I came across a question[duplicate] today on this site which has already been asked on StackOverflow. I wanted to mark it as duplicate but I was not able to do so because when I pasted the link to the ...
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Can anyone with tag wiki edit privileges edit/remove the “search-console” tag?

The google-search-console is the primary tag used for asking questions related to the Search Console. However, I've noticed a few questions with the "search-console" tag which is redundant. I do not ...
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Is the transfer tag too broad?

Is the transfer tag too broad? It seems to add no value compared to just using the transfer keyword in a title or body. Right now this is the barebones tag info: To move something from one thing to ...
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Feature Request: Embedding Youtube Videos

Currently, some StackExchanges allow for Youtube videos to be embedded in either answers or questions. I believe it may be a feature that can be turned on by the top moderators. The only Stacks that I'...
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Remove "gwt" synonym from "google-search-console" tag

Looks like "gwt" was a synonym of "google-webmaster-tools", then this was merged into "google-search-console" and now "google-search-console" has "gwt" as a synonym. But, "GWT" is the official name ...
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Eye replacement?

I am in Australia so April 1st comes sooner for me. I am using Netscape and today have found that the browser seems to have had an upgrade so that animations finally work. I think that the site ...
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Is this question really a duplicate?

I cast a reopen vote and put my reasoning in the comments, but nobody else weighed in: Best way to remove a retired site from google search? I also brought it up in chat. If this was seen and mods ...
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Can we post actual online websites?

I have a SEO problem I can't explain, atleast not with my knowledge. I would need to post Meta Title so people can see it. Title is "Example - Foo, Bar" yet when you do actual search on google it ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Synonimize [titles] to [title]

I came across the titles tag when searching for the title tag. Questions tagged titles: 13 Questions tagged title: 208 It seems like an uncontroversial synonym to make (from titles to title). (If ...

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