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Which is better for a file sharing website: VPS or Dedicated hosting? [closed]

I'm going to start a file sharing website but I can't decide what to choose : VPS or dedicated , dedicated is expensive and I'm not sure if VPS is enough for this, I know that I need Hard Disk space ...
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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 do I fix “high response time” warnings from Google Webmaster Tools? [duplicate]

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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How many times can I repeat a keyword without looking spammy to Google?

I have an eCommerce based on Opencart, but I have some doubts about how many times I can repeat the same word. For example, the keyword is present in the title, description, h1, h2 and is repeated ...
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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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Duplicated content www on subdomain and SSL

I have a eCommerce based on OpenCart, but I was wondering about change my domain name for SEO purposes. For me the critical thing about my changes are the imminent possibility of domain change, I'm ...
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What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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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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My other site appearing in the path of my URLs in Google Webmaster Tools crawl errors

Google is not fetching this page http://www.ctdraincleaning.net/andover-drain-cleaning/ (along with others) Not only that... it is coming up as a crawl error as ...
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“Not Provided” keywords from Google search: If your site uses https, does Google always send the keywords in the referrer?

Over the last two years the number of "keyword not provided" referrals from Google Search has grown to close to 30% for my websites. Google does not send the keyword in the referer URL when the user ...
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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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Links on Google result list with unnecessary parameters

I have a website that uses .htaccess to turn the parameterized URLs into a folder pattern based URL For example : www.example.com?lang=de&cat=mycategory becomes www.example.com/de/mycategory ...
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...
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Make a particular section of a webpage appear at the top of Google's cached text only version

I would like to make a particular content of my webpage that appears at the bottom to appear on top on webcache of Google (text only version). eg: http://salesforce.com has a slider content that ...
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How can I prevent Facebook from considering Google drive links unsafe on my website?

On my small website I've recently began using Google Drive as content delivery network. This is to solve resource usage issues with my provider. This worked well, but I'm confused because Facebook ...
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Removing business information from all sorts of business directories [closed]

The business website is listed on a lot of directories, most of which we did not authorize. We attempted to contact and remove all the listings and were somewhat successful, but some websites don't ...
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Google doesn't seem to update the description or title of my homepage

Before we launched our website, we had set up a "coming soon" page and google picked up the title and description from its contents. So the description in the search results said, "Coming soon! Visit ...
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Having issues getting new pages indexed in Google

We are having issues getting our new pages crawled by Google and cannot figure out why. We've done lots of research and are still having trouble finding answers. Here's some information regarding our ...
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SEO impact of dynamically serving cropped images based on device type

I have a website and try to optimize it regarding device size. Due to a large image slider on the front page I could halve the size by serving smaller images for mobile devices (via simple user-agent ...
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Google position changing on different computers

Just put my new site live last Saturday and I have found it has completely different search rankings when I’m in two different locations (very similar distance apart). I get position 3 for ‘Sound ...
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Low pagerank backlinks - does Google penalize?

I have a new stock discussion forum and I would like to promote it. Specifically, I have two ideas in mind to help promote it: 1) Become a member at other stock discussion forums. Make high quality ...
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What is the screen size used by Google's PageSpeed Insights for mobile previews?

Google's PageSpeed Insights allows one to check a website's speed issues for both desktop and smartphone devices. I have some media query CSS for smartphones on my website, but I am unsure about ...
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Google Calendar feed issues? [closed]

Are you experiencing Google Calendar feed issues? Looking at the help group, it appears many are. In my case, I can see my calendars and open them in a Google calendar, but my gcal script that pulls ...
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Does hiding some content with CSS hurt SEO when “Read more” is used to show the rest? [duplicate]

I have content that is hidden by these css height: 220px; overflow: hidden; which content height is problably about 1000px, so no display: none is used on the page. I hide it because below that are ...
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How important are Google+ reviews when ranking a website?

There are a few things that come into this question that's based around Google+ reviews (formerly Google places). I have always been advised to get as many reviews as possible on my Google+ business ...
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Impact of domain name coinciding with other popular domain

I have a website whose name coincides with another popular domain. Meaning if you add two letters at the end of my website name, you get the name of already popular domain. After registering and ...
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How long for data highlighter mark up to appear in structured data tool?

I used the data highlighter in webmaster tools over 3 weeks ago to mark up some local business data, but there is still no structured data being detected in webmaster tools. Does any body have any ...
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Does having a site devoted to entirely different topics effect SEO ranking?

I have my website divided into several sub-folders i.e www.mysite.com/dogs www.mysite.com/cats www.mysite.com/submarines www.mysite.com/art . . . Each with different layout and high quality ...
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Two WordPress Blogs on Same Domain - How to add SiteMap?

I have a two WordPress blogs on same domain. Ex : example.com -- 0ne WordPress installation and example.com/tutorials -- another WordPress installation example.com has very less content(As well as ...
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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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How to fix 404 error on Google webmaster tools? [duplicate]

I added a forum for my WordPress blog. Then I removed it. I removed that directory from Google web master tools. But still it shoes 1000+ 404 errors. :-( How to fix it?
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When choosing an SSL certificate, what is the minimum encryption level needed to benefit from Google's HTTPS ranking signal?

In August, Google announced HTTPS as a ranking signal. But in order to benefit from this ranking factor, you need to use a 2048-bit encryption. I have only seen websites with 128-bit and 256-bit ...
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How far does Google go to check duplicate content

A long paragraph exactly matching the same duplicate on another URL can be detected by Google. But I'm curious about content in a table with rows order changed. Though the text will not match in ...
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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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Google remarketing tag on Wordpress site: can't find the CDATA comment

I have been struggling fixing the CDATA comment problem every time I inserted Google remarketing tag on our Wordpress e-commerce site. I Google tag assistant says it can't find the CDATA comment. For ...
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Sudden decrease in pages crawled per day (from 20k/day to 300/day) [duplicate]

I've seen large drops before (like the drop mentioned in this question), but I've never seen a drop like this before and am concerned that something is seriously wrong with our site's relationship ...
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Changing server from US based to New Zealand based: the effect on our high ranking on Google?

We are in New Zealand but our site is hosted in the US. We rank on the first page for our products in Google for US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Japan and NZ. This is crucial for our business. WE ...
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Is it unusual for Google to take more than five days to include a new site in the search index?

I recently launched a brand new website. It's a travel guide with around 260 unique pages with lots of newly written content and unique images. I submitted the site to Google 5 days ago and at the ...
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Want Google to index redirect URLs

I'm having issues with users who think that Google Search is the address bar. Some of the sites that link to my site use user friendly addresses with 301 redirects to pages that have less friendly ...
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Does Google rate the webpage by amount of visits?

There is quite extensive discussion about this topic on another website and I am really losing my confidence. The thing is that I claim that the amount (count) of visits is not a criteria for ...
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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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Why is loading speed of a website important for SEO?

I see everywhere on the internet how to optimize loading speed of a website but no one says why it's important for SEO. Inevitably, there are reasons why Google has decided to take this factor into ...
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How demote multiple site links or prevent Google adding any of a page type?

I have a website with lot of member profile pages such as: /profile-1.html /profile-2.html /profile-3.html /profile-4.html ... How can I tell Google not add these profiles in site links? There are ...
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Why does Google give different results based on country code for same set of keywords?

I live in Luxembourg so my business website should target Luxembourg but also regions of France which are near to Luxembourg. My website is hosted on servers located in Paris, France - mostly because ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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google excluding site for queries for it's exact name

I have a client site with a unique name (not just the FQDN, but the company name that the site is for) that simply will not appear for Google searches using the company name. It's a very simple and ...
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Should I disavow blogs?

I have a retail site who has been hit by a algorithmic change within Penguin recebntly. It is referenced within many blogs in both review and list formats without adding the nofollow. They are ...
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Does Google ignore robots.txt [duplicate]

I know that here www.w3.org/TR/html4/appendix/notes.html#h-B.4.1.1 it says spiders always check the robots.txt before going to page. However I have recently been told that Google crawls every single ...
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Google Analytics Query Explorer OR AND logic

I use the following link to create queries for the Core Reporting API of Google Analytics:https://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/explorer/ Now I want to use a filter that filters out two types of traffic: ...
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About my site's Google search result? [duplicate]

Can someone explain to me how to achieve this, when my site appears in Google search result: I hope the picture "says" enough, because I'm not sure I know the right expressions to describe what I ...