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Google Analytics not same with my database records

I got a website which will track all the post's visitor view and store each of them in a table with IP address, referrer website and user agent. But I found that in one day I got 100+ rows (pageviews) ...
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How to recover from a google penalty

My client's website website that was well established for some very competitive keywords had some technical hiccups for a week or so. "Upgrade your browser" page got cached at the server side and ...
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Ending a 302 redirect and its effect on Pagerank

Please imagine the following scenario; abc.com -> 302 (temporary) redirect to def.com After 6 months, we no longer use def.com, so discard the domain and we buy a new domain xyz.com We then do a 302 ...
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Google only indexing 2% of my sitemap on a 2 year old site [duplicate]

Looking at the Crawl stats on Google Webmaster Tools has made me very confused as to why Google is only indexing about 2-3% of the URL's in my sitemap. My sitemap contains 5288 URL's, but only 134 ...
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Upgraded to new Google Admob, now cannot resubmit Google Adsense application

I tried to apply for a google adsense account some time ago, but it was rejected due to some policy issues. Then I started using Legacy Admob account for the same email id. It was working fine. But ...
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How do I index watermarked images to bots and allow users to see high quality unwatermarked image?

I have a site where much of the focus are the images themselves. When people visit the website directly (with an AdSense ad shown), the image shows in normal high-quality. When robots visit the ...
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How to target a website to a non-English country?

I want my website to target a non-English speaking country. I believe that I need to modify something other than the page itself. I don't speak the language that I want to target. When I used Google ...
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Google Analytic Goal / Funnel Wildcard

I am attempting to implement a goal for an ecommerce site in Google Analytics and I am experiencing troubles. So the goal / final destination for a purchase looks something like: ...
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Google isn't crawling all Sitemap URLs [duplicate]

Googlebot isn't indexing our Sitemap http://i.stack.imgur.com/WkB1J.png There are 63 links in the Sitemap only two are indexed I've tried sending some link to the index by "fetch as Google" with no ...
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Google Custom Search Engine - Good or bad? [duplicate]

I would like to know if replacing my search box into Google search engine would improve my SEO or not. Normally, clicking our site from search engines improves our SEO, but is it the same for Google ...
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Backlinks stopped showing up in Google Search Console

Google Search Console (webmaster tools) has been finding backlinks for my site fine (at least 1 per day) up until 9 days ago. All of a sudden, for 9 days straight, Google webmaster tools shows no new ...
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Block user from move or delete shared document on Google Apps [migrated]

We use shared Google Apps documents at work and I have a user that continually deletes shared documents. This causes major headaches for users that are currently working on the same document. Is there ...
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Clear old SEO content from Joomla

Current situation Our previous website was built to be embedded in Joomla, stuff like "About" were Joomla content, but the main page was custom PHP. Now that we moved to a complete custom ...
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Google doesn't index a subdomain. What can be the problem and what can be done?

I have a domain, let's call it example.com, which has a subdomain, games.example.com. I maintain a games forum using phpbbseo which is located at games.example.com/forum. The problem is that the forum ...
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How to disallow Google crawling out of my website through images?

I'm taking care of a website which has multiple images coming from exterior links. The thing is, those links are outgoing ones, and I want to avoid that as much as possible. I tough of one solution ...
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How many links must a webpage have for it to be ok according to google?

The home page of the help section of my site (help.clubcatcher.com) received the following report after running it through powermapper tools: Avoid "doorway" pages created just for search engines ...
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How to redirect googlebot with mobile user agent to the mobile version, if users are redirected with media query

The setup is absolutely so, as Google recommends: www.example.com has a media query for narrower display sizes and redirects users to m.example.com, if display becomes narrower, as setting. Both ...
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How to PREVENT ranking for a keyword?

A client frequently receives unwanted traffic from Google. They do not wish to receive these visitors, mainly because they want not to deal with them through their support channels. So they asked for ...
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where to begin for better ranking on google and yelp [duplicate]

I have a small mobile manicure business in a small busy tourist town. My business name is Aspens Mobile Manicurist. When using Google or Yelp to find me, my business doesn't come up unless using their ...
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Is it possible to make a crawlable AJAX web application WITHOUT using HTML snapshots?

Is it possible to make single page application (SPA) crawlable without HTML snapshots with help of HTML5 History API pushState? I have found contradictory meanings. Can you support or refute one of ...
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Dynamic URL generation and SEO

We are integrating some web-services in our website and it is mostly about integrating post codes search within the website. There are couple of ways to build this, the easiest is below but we are ...
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Can I add schema.org markup with JavaScript after page load? [duplicate]

My webpages show products. The product data (title, price, reviews, etc.) is fetched with an XHR and added to the DOM at run-time. Does it make sense to add schema.org markup with JavaScript after ...
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Should i noindex low/quality duplicate content tag pages?

Google have indexed 300k tag pages of my site, these are automatically generated based on the words on the title of each entry so it's likely to see pages which doesn't make much sense like: ...
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Google Sitelinks meta tags not updating in search results

A site I run has 6 sitelinks in Google search results. I recently updated all the meta descriptions for the pages that sitelinks are provided for to give better summary text for each link. I then ...
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Fetch as Google not reading all source code

I just did a Google Webmaster Tools fetch test on two websites and found that Google is not reading all source code of one of them. Here Google is not taking my website <title>, <meta>. ...
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Google “Define:” command API

I had a quick question about Google. Whenever you use the "define" command it gives you a definition of the word. For example, if I type define:living into Google, it will pull up a card-like result ...
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“X-Robots-Tag: noindex” on an HTTP 301 response

I understand that a resource with X-Robots-Tag: noindex forces some search engines, including Google, not to index the resource further. I also understand that an HTTP 301 response causes search ...
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Is it possible to create a “all keywords in adgroup must contain X”?

I run a Google AdWords campaign with (amongst others) the following AdGroups: Accounting Accounting non profits in each group I have a bunch of keywords. I use broad match with a + before it. Like: ...
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Best practices for building GMB pages for the same company with multiple URLs

Scenario: Let's say that O. Law Group has multiple URLs, such as www.criminalpracticearea.com and wwww.anotherpracticearea.com, as well as www.abc.com. On each of these websites, the company maintains ...
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Do the internal searches need to be by GET for SEO purposes?

I have a site with products, which can be searched using a convoluted search form, with quite a few input fields. I send the data by POST, to the same page, so I can list all products in the URL: ...
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Do you need to disavow on [HTTPS SSL] after performing a disavow on [HTTP]

I have a client which disavowed a few thousand dirty links from his site profile back in February 2015. Recently the site was switch from HTTP to HTTPS (SSL enforced). Google recommends that you add ...
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Google keeps ranking my main domain instead of my subdomain

At the beginning of February (11-12th), I was splitting my site, which consisted of two very different projects, into each having its own subdomain. My problem is that after two months, Google keeps ...
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SEO implications of having multiple languages available at same URL

I am in the process of translating a set of websites to multiple languages. Would there be any negative implications if I were to serve each different language from identical URLs? I fully intend to ...
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Google incorrectly offers to “translate this page” the homepage. No issue for other pages

First off, this is probably a duplicate of: How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page? But the question above was posted back in 2010, things might be different in 2016. ...
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Will uploading the images on my site via a third party effect my reputation and rankings?

I am developing an entertainment related website. I am planning to upload posters of movies & TV episodes on third party sites like imgur.com & tinypic.com. Then I will post the link of that ...
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Why Google recommendations for multilingual urls don't correspond to what they use (hl=xx)?

Google's recommendations for multilingual sites say that: URL parameters site.com?loc=de Not recommended But they use them for all their services like: google.com, play.google.com, ...
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What affect does https have on SEO? [duplicate]

I have recently added an SSL certificate to my site. Using our host (GoDaddy), we have redirected all traffic from http://exampl.com to https://example.com Furthermore, I have 2 folders off this site ...
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Restrict google from indexingcertain content on my page

I have an ecommerce shop with ~10 000 items. I wrote parser to load this items to my website from another website. But items description is not unique. So I am afraid that google can bun my website. ...
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GA cookie data passed cross-domain from a form submission?

Hello fellow webmasters, So I have successfully set up cross domain tracking using tag manager and getting the unique clientId cookie data to be passed via URL parameter and seeing users convert in a ...
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“Publish date” custom variable in Google Analytics, how to search between two dates?

We have the two custom variables on our WordPress site: _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 1, 'pubDate', 'June 6, 2014']); _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 2, 'author', 'Sam']); The first variable is the date ...
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Should the English website use href=“x-default” when it doesn't auto-redirect to the user's language or country?

For each URL on my site, I'm auto-redirecting according to header accept language. The site arch is English version: http://mydomain.com/page Spanish version http://es.mydomaina.com/page etc.. The ...
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Will using ECC SSL certificates have SERP benefit as promised by Google?

Google here officially announced that using SSL is minor ranking factor. On that page is, besides other rules, stated to Use 2048-bit key certificates. Does it mean that using 224-bit key ECC ...
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Google ranks for joined words (“foobar”) but not separated phrase (“foo bar”) [duplicate]

I have a business name containing two words, say Foo and Bar. The name is always stylized as "Foo Bar", but my domain name is foobar.com. The business name is very unique, so I would expect it to rank ...
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What is the best solution to have multiple copies of same website tailored to different cities?

I'm a Canadian living in Thailand but I travel a lot to many countries, and I can freelance everywhere. So I want multiple local versions of the same site, without getting hit with duplicate content ...
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Google AdSense is not reviewing the URL I submitted, using my local development URL instead

I'm very confused. I'm trying to get my site (let's just say www.example.com) approved for Google AdSense. I submitted the application using "www.example.com" and I got a reply from AdSense saying my ...
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Can I create test accounts in Google for testing Oauth in my application?

My app contains Sign in from Google function that uses Oauth. To test it I'd want to create test accounts at Google. But Google doesn't allow me to create ordinary accounts without entering captcha so ...
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Should I use multiple GTIN for products in a non-webshop?

We're building a site for a paint producer and we can't conclude wether or not we should implement GTIN (via microdata) for SEO purposes. To simplify the situation They have multiple product ...
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Register new hosting IP in DNS A Record

At the moment I have example.com that my colleague bought from GoDaddy which was first purchased via Google Work. The purchase did not include a hosting plan. We do not plan to host our website on ...