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Google Traffic Decline

Below is a chart which shows traffic from Google for a new website. What could be the reason for those dynamics: fast growth and slow decline? https://www.dropbox.com/s/xmv3kd3q0l2iyaa/traffic.png
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Why deny access to website for msnbot/bingbot?

I've seen quite a lot of tutorials that recommend you to ban user agents containing the strings libwww-perl and msnbot. I understand why one would ban libwww-perl, it's mainly if not only used for ...
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How to target just one search engine and optimise for that

I've been dabbling with SEO a lot in the last 6 months, and one thing that has surprised me is the disparity between Google and Bing in the way they deliver results. A website ranked for a specific ...
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How many days would update if I modify page meta:title and meta:description?

If I adjust the meta:title and meta:description in my page for SEO, how many days would google, yahoo, bing search engine update? BTW: if my sitemap set this page's changefreq is daily? Thanks.
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Why is BingBot causing so many 404 errors by removing letters from url's?

Since the ForceRecrawl problem went away Bing has come back with some new trends. I'm seeing many URLs missing the last letter, or missing a few letters, and some other wired guess URLs. It also ...
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Is it possible to request Google and Bing/Yahoo to drop the cache of links they have indexed?

I radically changed the design of my site to not include embedded session keys which were part of the url itself i.e. /sessionkey/blahblah/blah to just /blahblah/blah. Now that I have relaunched my ...
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GEO Tool - commercial use

what i want to do: offer my clients the possibility to display their store as a small graphic (like google maps). just a small png with the location of the store. only the specific client is able to ...
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BingPreview user agent

I'm getting several invalid requests from a "BingPreview" user agent. The complete user agent header is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534+ (KHTML, like Gecko) BingPreview/1.0b The ...
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Bing flagging pages as Malware

Bing has flagged some pages on a site I manage as malware, these have been looked at and looks like there was some malware at some point but it's now since been removed. It's also pointing to some ...
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Prevent crawling of mobile site

I have an issue with bots crawling the mobile site and returning hits on the mobile site for desktop users. The mobile content is in /mobile/ The regular site will redirect mobile users to the ...
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Site not indexed in Google, but indexed in Bing and Yahoo [duplicate]

When I search for mytgp.ph on Google, I don't get any relevant results. But when I search using Yahoo or Bing, the site is the 1st result on the first page. Any ideas? Here's my site:mytgp.ph query ...
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How do I add a wordpress.com blog to Bing?

I am running a Wordpress blog. It shows up for Google search on my name, but it’s not indexed at all by Bing. Can I add it somehow to Bing? I added it to Bing Webmaster tools, but it doeas not see a ...
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How long does Bingbot typically take to process a sitemap submission?

I submitted a domain's sitemap.xml to Bingbot (in Webmaster Tools). It's been a couple of days but the status is still pending. Does anyone know how much time does Bing Webmaster Tools takes to ...
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MS Bing web crawler out of control causing our site to go down

Here is a weird one that I am not sure what to do. Today our companies e-commerce site went down. I tailed the production log and saw that we were receiving a ton of request from this range of IP's ...
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Difference between two kinds of Bing URL Referers

Most of the referral URLS that I get from Bing have the following syntax: http://www.bing.com/search?q=keywords+keywords&[some other variables] However I just noticed that maybe 10-20% of them ...
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Should we follow the schema.org paths?

schema.org seems to enable us to provide metadata for some search engines including Google and Bing so that our pages will display nicely on the web. My question is should we follow the schema.org ...
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What to do About Wrong Information That Has Propagated Throughout the Internet

Many years ago, someone made an entry into Yahoo! Maps for our small research library that contained the phone number of our librarian. Hundreds of sites accepted this information as authoritative ...
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Why does BingBot add “ForceRecrawl: 0” to URLs when crawling my sites?

I'm seeing this in the iis-logs of two websites that I maintain: GET /an/existing/page/on/my/site+ForceRecrawl:+0 - 80 - 207.46.195.105 HTTP/1.1 ...
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Text doesn't fit on ONE page - This same text is too large

Lets say I am describing the text in, for example, 2100 words for the same keyword. My purpose would be to have 700 words per page. Obviously I need to have 3 pages so I can divide the text with, in ...
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Only First Link Counts

If anyone hasn't seen yet the following blog: http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/3-ways-to-avoid-the-first-link-counts-rule It is describing that from at least two links (so two or more) that are located on ...
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List Posts and SEO

I was checking list posts on sites like freelance folder and found that they link to external and internal articles weekly. You can check freelanceswitch site for example of their weekly linkswitch ...
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Duplicate content site skipped in Yahoo and Bing

I want to buy a 1 year old site which my friend had initially created with duplicate content. In the later months he removed all such material and placed original stuff. Now it is in top charts in ...
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How can I tell which pages of a site are indexed by Google or Bing?

Is there a tool that can list the specific pages of a site which are indexed by the search engines? I know the webmaster tools have this stuff, but it just tells how many pages out of the sitemap, ...
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How long does it take Google, Yahoo or Bing to reindex my website?

I made some changes recently to my website that were substantial. My page rank for my business's name is now #1. However, Google shows wrong information in the search results, as do Bing and Yahoo. ...
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Am I covering the major search engine spiders in my anti-crawl protection white list?

I've a system which blacklists users who request too many pages too fast if they are not in my white list. We are just worried about the main search engines and to be honest Google is the only one my ...
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MSNBot/BingBot not reporting it is a bot?

I have apache logs from my server, and I filter out visits from bots/crawlers/scrapers using a python script that checks for user agent strings containing text like 'bot', 'googlebot', etc. Lately, ...
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Google Instant Preview (Image) - What screen dimension? e.g 1024x768?

I'm wondering what screen dimensions Google Instant Preview takes a snapshot of your website at e.g 1024px x 768px...? http://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/faq-instant-previews FYI: ...
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Why does the Bing bot request this URL?

While checking server logs, I have seen that often the Bing bot requests this URL. URL: /da-net/products/cadpac/cadpac_jis.shtml Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; ...
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How can I get an “Official site” banner/area on Bing?

If I search for a product name on Bing, for example "paint.net", the first result is something that looks like an advertising area, but it's called "Official Site". How is it possible to get something ...
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Do all search engines obey nofollow rel attribute on hyperlinks

I have been informed that search engine support is inconsistent for the rel attribute with the 'nofollow' value. Is this the case. From my research Google, Yahoo and Bing seem to obey this attribute ...
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how to do bing seo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any specific tips and tricks for optimizing a website for Bing? i have three games sites,which are all have the much better alexa around 12.000 i wanna know ...
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How does bing-bot( is that the right spider-name? ) and googlebot interpret 301 redirect?

I've been looking for documentation on how the Microsoft and Google bots interpret 301 redirects. It seems that google-bot stores documents on a url based index system. But I haven't been able to ...
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Is it really worth submitting to DMOZ anymore?

This question stems from here. This guy sounds like he's getting a bit annoyed with DMOZ, but I was wondering if it's even worth submitting there nowadays. Does anyone still use it as a search engine? ...
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Why has bing crawled only 1 page of my site after three weeks?

I dont understand why its taking so long for Bing to index pages on my site. After three weeks after I added (and verified) my site, I find Bing has only crawled 1 page and indexed only 26 pages. I ...
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Do Yahoo! and Bing also support pretty AJAX URLs like Google's bot does?

I wonder if Ajax crawling suggested by Google is also applicable to Yahoo and Bing. It seems that only Google can crawl my Ajax page after I implemented that.
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Where can I find a list of related search terms?

Does Google, Bing, or any of the other major search engines make a list or index of related search terms available?
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Are there any specific tips and tricks for optimizing a website for Bing?

Most available resources (even Bing community) promote the general principles for optimize a site in Google. My site is quite well optimized for a certain keyword combination in Google, yet in Bing it ...
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Is Yahoo Search the same as Bing Search now?

We had some serious issues with Yahoo's (incredibly) badly written spider in the past, and as a result we blocked them. Marco Arment of Tumblr also shared his frustrations with us on 8/31/2009, which ...