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Should URL paths be case sensitive?

My website's URLs are currently case-insensitive. For example, both of the following links show the exact same page: http://example.com/about http://example.com/About However, taking a look at the ...
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How do I add “Results from” search box to my Google SERP? [duplicate]

A lot of sites now display a sub search box when shown in Google's results page. How do I go about doing the same for my ecommerce site?
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Does linking to HTTPS or HTTP make a difference for link popularity?

I am considering making my site HTTPS but I was wondering does Google treat a link to HTTP exactly the same as SSL HTTPS site, and will my site rank the same with HTTPS. I guess it makes no ...
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How to remove a website completely from search engine indexes except the home page?

I want to de-index all the pages of my website except home page. This is because it is an exact match domain (EMD) and I'm getting traffic on website just because of Domain name. I want to restart ...
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Over 30% drop in traffic [duplicate]

I have a site based on tutorials about stuff I learned and shared them to the world. Its true that we (me and my friend) started writing less on the blog due to us being busy with some other projects. ...
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Similar Product Pages and Properly Using Canonical Property

I have several products on my website that I am trying to decide if I should use the URL Canonical property on. The reason is because several of the pages will have very near identical information on ...
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Google Domain and Site title change - Strange results! HELP! [duplicate]

The name of the Previous website was "Game&Util Foundation" Now, I changed the name to "Mobi:HQ - The Social Sharing Platform" I set up both 301 redirection AND used to change of address tool in ...
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After the home page was redirected by a hack, it is no longer indexed. How long until it comes back?

My site was hacked, and the index page was 302 redirected. It took me a few months to get all this sorted. In the meantime, the home page lost its PageRank and was no longer included in the index. I ...
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Translated content: what is the best strategy of storing images? [duplicate]

I'd like to create a copy of my blog translated from Russian to English. English version will be located on another domain. What do I do with the images? I could keep the links to original images ...
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Google displaying Facebook “SECURITY WARNING” in result description

As of about 10 days ago, Google replaced the meta description in our organic SERP for "scorebig" with the following text: SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password ...
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Would publishing a canonical, consumer-facing article feed for our white label editorial content help our clients?

We deliver syndicated content to our clients' sites. In our articles, we often link to blogs. We recently received a complaint from a blog that our link to them hurt their Google ranking, likely ...
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What makes images pop up at the top of some google web search results?

For example, when I search for "hbo series" I get the results below. Is this something hbo has configured that any other site could also do, or something that google itself decides to do for certain ...
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Completely disable Google Analytics at sites.google.com

I don't have Google Analytics account and don't want to use it on my site at sites.google.com, but nevertheless Ghostery shows that Google uses their own Google Analytics. Is it possible? Or is it ...
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Google+ brand display in SERPs

Until very recent past, when someone searched for our brand name on Google, our G+ page preview with latest post showed up on the sidebar of SERPs. However, it has just disappeared and we have ...
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link rel=“alternate” and hreflang : targeting country independently of language

The content of the website www.example.com is highly dependent on the country of the user, but not so much on his language. So far, the website is translate into two languages, "en" and "de", but it ...
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backlinks to our site are being ignored by google thus affecting our SEO

As a software developer company we do websites to our customers. In these websites we always put a link linking back to our site. However, we did today a Google search (link:http://example.com) to ...
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How to hide powered by google in google sites

How to disable/remove Report Abuse|Powered By Google Sites in google sites at the bottom of the page. I have used some css attributes. but the sites says those attributes are not permitted.
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Image Backlink Alt Text

Does Google use the image alt tag the same as anchor text for external back links or does it only use the alt tag for internal optimization?
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Google is ignoring my robots.txt

Here is content of my robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: /images/ Disallow: /upload/ Disallow: /admin/ As you can see, I explicitly disallowed all robots to index the folders images, upload ...
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SEO AJAX Calls for Google

I have a working WordPress site that contains a custom navigation and retrieves a page based on title. So what it looks like is, lets say I have a page called test and the user selects test on the ...
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Most important keyword search in Google without result

I have read some similar questions but could not find an appropriate answer. The first two keywords (finca, Barbosa) for my site in Google Webmaster Tools keywords list are exactly what I expected. ...
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Best way to find out how many hits a site gets, without slow load times

I am building a translation website. One of my priorites is load times. Recently I added a Google Analytics tracking script, which provides exceptionally complex information about the site, but also ...
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Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?

I'm working as a bit of a webmaster for a guy that runs a network of backlinked websites to increase his PR for a couple of his eCommerce sites. I don't know much about them, I just know they generate ...
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How can i find the most popular searches in Google that contain my keyword? [closed]

How can I find a list of the most popular searches in Google that contain my keyword, E.g If I want the most popular containing "Paris" or "London"
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Porting some of the contents to new site. Should I delete the old sitemap.xml?

I had a site with multiple blogs for eg www.mysite.com/gre, www.mysite.com/gmat What I have done is that ported the blogs to new site mynessite.com and set up a 301 redirect. The old content becomes ...
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Are blocks of text that repeat on different posts considered duplicate content?

I optimized my links using a .htaccess and made sure there are no duplicate URLs, but what about the content? For example, if I have on a newsletter widget some text, an author paragraph, and some ...
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How to make Google consider subdomain as part of the main website in SEO?

I have a well ranked website on Google and Bing. In the last few months I've been feeding a blog for my webpage and now I'm trying to rank it on Google and Bing just like I did with my website. ...
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Google pushes my site to the top when I'm logged into Google

When I do a search for the product we sell, my site comes number 2 in Google. However, this only happens when I am searching while also logged into my Google account. If I start a private browsing ...
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Removing the result from Google search

When I search google with my name. Site by person A comes up in the search result. But the page does not contain my name. How can I remove this site from the Google search result?
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Does editing a Wordpress Theme from scratch affect SEO?

I'm a web designer and I'd like to make a custom wordpress theme for my upcoming blog. The template is already made in photoshop but I need a good starting point. I don't have too much experience with ...
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Do I get penalized for hosting a blog in a subfolder? [duplicate]

First of all, I know this is an ongoing debate, I’ve read forums and seen different opinions but I’m still confused. Here’s my problem. I’ve started my website from scratch (design and code) and now ...
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Google Webmaster Tools no longer reports search queries now site has gone full HTTPS

After the recent announcement by Google that was speculated for a while in the SEO community, that sites that load over https (ssl) will be weighted slightly higher in the search algorithms, I quickly ...
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Must-do regarding on site SEO [duplicate]

I read a lot of articles regarding on site SEO. I focused mostly on Yoast SEO recommendations (since i'm using Wordpress) and Google guidelines. Structured headings Optimized site speed Breadcrumbs ...
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Google Analytics Not Detecting Tracking Code

I installed google analytics tracking code on my website. It is not being detected on the google analytics app. I did notice though that the default url in the google analytics app is set to ...
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Google PageSpeed, optimizing Google's own elements

I'm trying Google's PageSpeed online service Ironically, it's primarily highlighting Google's own services as something that needs improvement on my site 1) jQuery from Google: blocking. So I moved ...
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Bingbot requests from Google IP address

We have some suspicious requests to our server, 74.125.186.46 - - [24/Aug/2014:23:24:11 -0500] "GET <url> HTTP/1.1" 200 16912 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; ...
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Another website is mirroring and ranks above my site in search results

There is a site of ill-repute known as thedirty which has completely mirrored my site and now has links appearing on Google at the #1 spot using my content. I checked my log files and noticed that ...
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Move old website with bad SEO to other domain: redirect or start from scratch?

I have an old website with very bad SEO and PR, but still with some visitors per-day. Lately I've rebuilt the app and the concept of it and I'm going to deploy everything in a new domain. I would ...
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pages still show up in google search even after disallowed in robots.txt [duplicate]

Why is it that some pages still show up in google search even though disallowed in robots.txt? Is the best solution here to remove the Disallow from Robots.txt and just add noindex, nofollow meta tag ...
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404 code/header for search engines, on removed user content?

I just got an email, from a former user on my website He was complaining that Google still shows the contact page he created on my site, even though he deleted it a month ago This is the first time ...
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Why does Google mark one e-mail as spam while does not the other? [closed]

I've a Postfix installation which works fine, I don't get any trouble with mails sent through a mail client (in my case, Thunderbird or RoundCube) when the To: address is a GMail account. However, I ...
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HTTP to only HTTPS Google wmtools [duplicate]

I recently changed one of my sites to HTTPS only and redirecting traffic to HTTPS from HTTP. This is all working fine however Google webmaster tools is complaining that it cannot access the http ...
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Add site to search engines, even though not ready yet

I'm building a website, and until it's done, visitors will see a "This site will launch on new year's day 2015", and a description of what the site is all about The domain is new, and nobody knows ...
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Is there a way to download the Google index for my website?

I have a client that's launching a new website on their current domain. I don't want to lose their SEO rankings, so I need to ensure that all the old, indexed content gets properly redirected to the ...
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Cleanup incorrectly indexed subdomains due to wildcard DNS

I have site www.example.com which someone previously configured with wildcard DNS records and with no 301 redirects. As you may have expected, Google's index is now full of garbage like w.example.com, ...
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Google's Icon Legality

I'm creating a homepage for all the computers within my company. We're a small business so we're using Google Apps. I've designed a very simple site that will be only accessible with an authorised ...
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Force google not to include my site's name in my pages' title

I know this kind of questions has been asked many times, and I know Google changes the title of the page according to the search query and page's content. I read many articles about this topic, like ...
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How to reactivate AdSense account?

My website was not approved on AdSense because of lack of content. Yes my mistake, but now I have added content and still do. But I can't find a way to resubmit the request to AdSense to be accepted ...
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How do I notify Google of a change of address from http to https? [duplicate]

I've just switched a site from http only to https only (on the same domain name), and have 301 redirects from old to new in place on a page by page basis. How do I now inform Google, using Webmaster ...
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AdSense on a website where login is needed [duplicate]

Could I use AdSense in pages on a website where a login is needed? How would Google treat this? They can't see/check it, other than stats/traffic