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How do I get google to prefer one branch/directory of my site over another?

I write a software library that maintains "latest" and "beta" branches: gojs.net/latest gojs.net/beta Ideally all of this content would be available via Google search, so I'm reluctant to disallow ...
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Which MIME type to compress? and what If I omit the `type` attribute from the HTML?

Per my request, my webhost had turned mod_deflate ON. In my Cpanel I now have an "Optimize Website" button. Inside that menu I could either choose: "Compress all content" or "Compress the specified ...
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SEO: If another website uses a iframe from our website, would the links in the iframe appear to be coming from our website or from theirs?

we are creating a "app" on our website that allows affiliates to simply use a generated iframe on their website, which would produce a list of all our products (we sell event vouchers). The links ...
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Google Analytics payment gateways are tracking referrals

Google Analytics is tracking my payment gateway conversion as a referral. This is because we take the user to the payment gateway, eg PayPal, but bring them back to the site for the order ...
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How to account for multiple basket views in Google Analytics conversion funnel?

Assuming a typical ecommerce sales funnel of: 1. add to basket 2. browse more products 3. add (again) to basket 4. checkout 5. confirmation page How does one account for the multiple visits to ...
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Should I track the login page?

I've recently started using Google Analytics on a B2B ecommerce site with authentication. Users must login and are redirected to the login page if they try to access an internal page without first ...
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A one-day loss statistics from Google

My stats dropped 50 times pls help me ! I did not see any problem with the site! Google also did not report any problems url: Food.Sooran.com 200 was my previous online But now one people! The ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - Crawl errors with 500 status code

I will try to explain the situation: In December 2012 I deployed a website with a sitemap.xml, etc... there were circa 2000 URLs. After a while I changed something on my website, upgrading my pages ...
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Cant submit sitemap [on hold]

I'm trying to submit a site map for my site. My site map is at http://example.com/sitemap.xml and is generated automatically by octopuses. When i try and submit it with google i get Redirect ...
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Effect on Google rankings if my site is down?

What happens to my Google rankings when my site goes down for a short or long period of time?
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How do I fix the Google Webmaster Tools warning: “URL not followed?”

A few days after submitting my sitemap to Google, I received this warning: When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend ...
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Google webmaster showing duplicate meta descriptions for search directory

What is the best way to get rid of this error in Google Webmasters? Do I really need to add "- Page 2" at the end of the descripton? Page Description Kansas basketball tournaments posted by ...
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Can I invoke Google to check my robots.txt?

I read the answers in this question, but they still leave my question open: Does Google cache robots.txt? I didn't find a way in the Google Webmaster Tools to invoke a re-download of my robots.txt. ...
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What is the difference between offsite and onsite web analytic tools?

What is the difference between onsite and offsite analytic tools? I am reading a book about web analytic tools and this is the definition (from the book): Offsite web analytic's tools measure ...
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Directing crawlers to content in language per language sub-domain

I have a site with multilingual website with many pages (40M). The site has UGC, and each translation is actually for the titles. Each sub-domain points to the same content with different titles per ...
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My site not appearing in google search result [closed]

My site not appearing in google search result, after I had clearing my site search result from cache using webmaster removal request. I want to add it again but after long time my site not crawl. I ...
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What is technically correct with Link Wheel and Mininet [technique], looking past the ethical (aka “blackhat”) nature?

Because of the importance of backlinks, and the way that "authority" is calculated, black hat SEO has proliferated LinkWheels and Mininets. In my opinion, we now have a situation that was like ...
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What are “environment target actions” in Google AdWords HTML5 ads?

Google AdWords documentation for ad formats list several requirements for creating ads in HTML5. One of the requirements is: For environment target actions, timer and multiple exits are not ...
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Google penalty resulting from duplicate content and backlinks on dealer websites

We have a dealer network that sells our products, as a bonus we give them an extra 25% off our products from the normal wholesale price if they put our products on their site. We recently got hit ...
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Allow/Make search engine to index images hosted on third party

I have my personal blog website and using Dropbox to host images (through public folders) and use them in my blog website. Is their any way to index those images in search engine like Google. I have ...
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How do I fix “high response time” warnings from Google Webmaster Tools?

In my Google Webmaster Tools account, there is warnings about my site: Some URLs listed in this sitemap have a high response time. This may indicate a problem with your server or with the content ...
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Comparison of phrases containing the same word in Google Trends

If I compare three phrases in google trends : house sale house white house I get the following numbers: house -> 91 sale house -> 3 white house -> 2 The question is: Is "sale house" and ...
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Google's Opinion on Javascript Page Refresh

I was wondering if anyone knows Google's view on this. My company has a homepage that features a lot of 3rd parties on it and it needs to inform customers which ones are currently online, which ...
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Google images directing to url with Escaped Fragment

I'm running an ajax website with images and using Google's guidelines for ajax webistes. My site is indexed correctly in Google's web search. But in image search the _escaped_fragment_ appears in the ...
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How long for Google to index all site maps?

We recently uploaded new sitemaps, as the old ones were out of date and we've also upgraded our forum which changed the URLs of a lot of our website (we're 301 redirecting of course). We uploaded the ...
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After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

Background: I have been making a new website design at www.example.com/new which has been uploaded for some time as I have been redesigning the site. This site shares most of the same content as my ...
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Can Google index a non-80/non-443 URL?

Forgive me if this is a rather simple question but I have never encountered any search results before where they used a non-80 port on HTTP or non-443 port on HTTPS. Screenshots or sample of search ...
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How should I create sitemap of a site which goes live with thousands of pages?

We are working on an education site and have custom website built on wordpress. One component of site is blog posts and pages, sitemap for which gets built by sitemap plugin every night. Another ...
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The rel attribute of hyperlink equals to author and the original source of the data

I have news application that collect news items from other websites on the base of some defined criteria. I'm trying to increase the SEO of my website and its Google rank. I tried something like the ...
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How to view custom Google Analytics dashboards month-by-month

By default, the custom Google analytics dashboard widget which shows data in a timeline, shows the data on a day-by-day timeline. I would like to see the timeline data in a month-by-month view within ...
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Website traffic suddenly down, banned by google after adding around 700 products [closed]

I have a ecommerce website, phone accesories retail. In the first three months the google traffic risend natural and good up to 200 visitors per day (google search). At the begging of june, in a ...
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Should I have both example.com and www.example.com?

I used to have a website which could be addressed by both example.com and www.example.com leading to the same page. Now, I moved to another server and only the example.com works. I got an email from ...
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Redirect page to symlink

So I have 2 URLs that basically link to the main url using a symlink maindomain.com englishdomain.com -> symlink to maindomain.com frenchdomain.com - > symlink to maindomain.com/fr ...
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How to organize this site? [duplicate]

We are planning to launch a new website in the online test preparation space. The website will have different sections Forum (Powered by vBulletin) LMS (Powered by Moodle) Job Board (Powered by ...
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Is it possible to get the Google Alerts as structured data?

With the Google Alerts one can subscribe notifications about the newest search results to a given search terms. The alerts are sent to the email. Now, I'd like to analyse this data. Is there an API ...
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SEO benefit of H1 tags on the homepage

I've been told by an SEO specialist that, although every other page on a website has <h1> tags highlighting the correct headings for that page, that there needs to be one on the homepage, too. ...
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How to tell Google that I have changed my website URLs?

I have done major updates to my website, and renamed all my URLs. How can I tell Google that I have renamed these URLs and let Google refresh its index? My website URL: http://www.pndmasr.com/ My ...
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Google site search: customizing with rich snippets

I am considering adding Google site search to my eCommerce site. However, I wanted to have the results displayed as nicely as possible, ideally with an image. Is it possible to have rich snippets ...
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URL Removal - Incorrect URL

I have recently updated a website for a friend and found that the WordPress 'Hello World' page was showing in Google results. I used the URL removal tool and asked for this to be removed, however it ...
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Will Google always tell you if you've been penalized for spammy links?

I've noticed a few spammy links pointing to my website. Some of these existed from before I registered the domain, and some of these are new, possibly placed by competitors. I understand that Google ...
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What is Google's tolerance about cloaking with unwanted crawlers (fraudsters, scammers, etc)?

We have a classified ad website. Some fraudsters, scammers and kids crawl the content. Some can be: aggressive, running several EC2 with multi-threaded curl requests resulting in 100'000s requests ...
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Optimizing for multiple keywords using different internal anchor text for the same page [closed]

I have a website with breadcrumb navigation and an additional header navigation. The header navigation is not static and looks different depending on where on the site it is located. My idea is to ...
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Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [closed]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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Self-referential hreflang attributes for single language website?

I've been told by an SEO company to add a hreflang attribute to every page on a single-language website (ie. 'self-referential' tags), but everything I've read about the hreflang tag, including ...
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Incorrect Dates for Downloable files in Google Snippets

We have a website which create publications and newsletters. In most (if not all) the search results for our downloadable files, the Google snippets show dates which are less than when those files ...
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Google Analytics conversion tracking - referrals from payment provider

I have a question regarding conversion tracking using Google Analytics. My client uses an external payment service provider - SecureTrading. Problem: All website visitors who would like to make a ...
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Transferring Email to Google Apps - Timing

I did a site for a client a few months back. Hosting & email was setup through Dreamhost VPS. Hosting has not been an issue, but email has become increasingly dodgy. Long story short, they want to ...
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Does Google read JPEG comments?

I usually add some description in the JPEG comment when I'm exporting images from GIMP. I was wondering if Google will read those descriptions and show the images when I search for their description. ...