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Why would Google Rich Snippets work for one site author but not another?

I'm using the Rich Snippets with two of my websites: http://www.meow.fr and another one. They both have the same two authors: Jordy and Jing. What is amazing is that the Google+ profile picture is ...
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Is this a good approach to image Lazy Loading for SEO?

For images loaded via AJAX, or that I don't want indexed, use the data-* attribute approach: <img data-src="path/to/image.jpg" class="js-lazy-load" /> The javascript maps the data-src ...
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Is “robots.txt” necessarily needed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need robots.txt? From my understanding robots.txt is only needed to do something different from the norm like exclude a certain file directory and such, but if this ...
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How do I have Google not index any of my site, except my domain?

Disallow: / I want Google to index the index page, but nothing else. Will this achieve it?
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Google Adwords and MCC account issue

I have a Google account for ages and I used it for Adwords. But Now I have to logout and log back in with a different account for another Adwords campaign group so my personal account has a canceled ...
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Rich snippets for small sites

So far, I've seen rich snippets in Google search results only for large sites with a high number of elements (people, events, recipes, etc.). Does anyone know of an example where rich snippets are ...
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Can a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different?

Hearing about the problems with mobile browser detection I plan to add a button to my site which enables the users to switch manually between normal/mobile version of the site. The button sets a ...
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Pass Google Juice to another domain without a 301 redirect

Is there a way to move juice from one domain to another (either the whole domain or page-by-page)? I was thinking on adding a rel="canonical" on every page on the old domain linking to the new one, ...
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Google: What does a return to PR 'Unranked' mean?

One of my sites is very new (about 3 months). When first launched its pages had (unsurprisingly) a Google PR of 'Unranked' [From Google toolbar stats, via the firefox SearchStatus plugin]. After a ...
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On an e-commerce site, how do you attribute a sale to PPC if a visitor comes from PPC but then returns to buy through another medium?

Can we use cookies and if so how do we install this? What software could track this kind of conversion scenario?
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Will internal tracking links (redirecting to outbound URLs) hurt my Google rankings?

On my site I have multiple internal tracking links (eg. /track/link/12) which direct the user to an internal tracking script which subsequently redirects the user to some outbound URL. Common ...
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Google seems confused about our lists in the SERP

If you do a search for "alternative to Dropbox" or "alternative to spotify" we get listed in the Google SERP. There is a nice little list there and so on but the problem is that Google isn't ...
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What is the best way to ensure individual blog posts are shown as top results in Google from a blog?

I like to show full posts on my index pages, so they are convenient for visitors to read and they don't have to click "read more" links to read the full post. However, with this setup Google often ...
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How to make upload images harder to access from url? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict the download of all files in a folder? I am wondering how Facebook, Google+, Twitter and so on prevent images users upload, from being navigated like: ...
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Is “no-index” necessary with extensive, white-labeled syndication?

For the purposes of this discussion, consider the following scenario: You have written a fair amount of quality, unpublished content that third-party websites wish to license from you and white-label ...
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how to set 301 redirect in wordpress .htacces file

In continuation of my previously asked question preserve-search-engine-index-while-shifting-to-new-domain. The migration is being done in the word-press and we will have same server with same IP.Since ...
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Can Google Analytics track our partner's subpages?

Our site has some partners, and every partner has their own unique sub-page (like: www.example.com/john, www.example.com/tony etc.), with every partner having content in the relevant sub-folder ...
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Multilingual site and Google search

I have a multilingual site with only one domain www.mydomain.com, this domain serves content in English and Norwegian. And language is handled using a server side session parameter, which is triggered ...
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How to be the first site in google search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I searched the title of my website in google search, and although it is a very specific tile, I ...
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Is there a penalty for opposite of cloaking?

Let's assume I have 100 different web pages with original and good content. But I want to publish on these pages same advert content (text video flash pictures) If I decided to use ajax and jquery ...
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How do we get our sites' sections displayed under the description in a Google search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? For Example, if I Google "Stack Overflow" the site comes up but also links to the main ...
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Google Webmaster Tools URLs in the index differ from the sitemap. How comes?

Google Webmaster Tools says ~14000 URLs in the index but as you can see in the following picture there are only ~6500 from the sitemap. How comes? I mean: my website is not properly "crawl-able". So ...
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Static Backlinks vs Rotating Backlinks?

I'm creating a sort of widget for use on our partners' websites. This widget will contain several links to our site which will help greatly with our backlink building efforts. For the purposes of ...
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Can I be penalized for using breadcrumbs and subcategories for similar content?

I am building a new navigation system via breadcrumbs based on categories and sub-categories. Example 1: Having url like this: ...
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Google Site Search: Is it possible to extract labels from single pages? [closed]

if using Google Site Search (GSS) you can specify labels for different sites, so users can later refine their search with facets generated from these labels. This works fine if you can label pages ...
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Duplicate domain names with hyphens being the only difference

I have a website which is not being picked up by Google. The only thing I can see is that the domain is exactly the same as another domain, but the words are split by hyphens. The sites are: ...
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Firefox: @font-face issue w/ remote fonts [closed]

I've been having some trouble understanding this issue. I'm trying to use an @font-face font on a subdomain, say mysite.example.com. The "src" of the font face would be something along the lines of ...
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Google search question, front page not showing

I know this is probably a dumb question but I hope someone can give me some insight; I was ranked on Google first page of search results for "funny st patricks day shirts" but I was third from the ...
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Will Google's New +1 Count For SEO

I read somewhere that google's new +1 feature is going to affect google's search results. Apparently the more +1s you have, the better your site will rank in google. Is that true? And if it's true, ...
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What major SEO steps have I forgotten? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I'm a Java developer-turned-impromptu-web-developer trying to help my father get his woodworking ...
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Does pinging the page on social bookmarking sites whre your site has been bookmarked help SEO?

If you bookmark your site on say, delicious, does it help to then ping the url on delicious that contains the bookmark to your site?
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Migrating Google Accounts into Google Apps

My company wants to migrate all email and cloud work to Google Apps for Business. We currently have a Google account, however, with our domain appended to the user name. It's my understanding that ...
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Any other web Analytics tool other than Google Analytics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a better analytics package than Google Analytics? Is there any other more advanced web analytics tool than Google Analytics? Even though Google Analytics ...
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Can someone suggest a site which shows today's macro web traffic

I want to compare today's traffic for my company website with today's macro web traffic. Anyone know of a site which does this? Mostly, I want to see trends and reassure myself that my 33% drop in ...
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Google and random redirects

I have a site where homepage "example.com" redirects to random joke(example.com/random-joke). First I redirected with php, but then google indexed that joke page(rather to be empty). I used "302 ...
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What should I do to notify Google of a switch from “.php” to extension-free URL's?

I've implemented a simple mod-rewrite rule that internally rewrites urls without a file extension (that are not directories) to .php files and removed the .php extension from all our internal links. ...
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How to get Google Page Rank for a site hosted Blog [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is PageRank and how do I get it? I am blogging since last june and got alxea rank for my site many days before... But I still dont get it that how to get Google ...
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Required field for Person snippet to preview in Google search results

Recently, I started using schema.org snippets. The first one was the Person snippet. I did everything according to Google recommendation except for the fact that I don't need for example affiliation ...
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Page Speed Online vs Chrome Extension

In optimizing a content blog of mine with the goal of achieving the highest page speed score possible for obvious reasons (user experience, SEO, etc..), the results I'm obtaining are throwing me for a ...
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Will repositioning my code get my site penalised by google?

We have a website that has nice rankings in the Google SERPs for keywords which aren't in the meta description. As a result, Google assembles a text to display on the SERPs from the website ...
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Nofollow on links to Google pages

I have a site that includes a fair amount of location (street address) data, and I generate a lot of links to Google Maps using that data. What's the usual practice for nofollow in this situation? ...
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Why isn't a newly purchased domain showing up in Google searches?

The domain ... http://trello.com ... was purchased a few months ago and is now live as of a week or so ago -- and has been linked from several prominent places on the web -- but searching for the ...
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Why does Google Reader only update our site's RSS feed once every 4-5 days?

We have a website with a RSS feed. When I use Google Reader to subscribe to the feed, it is only updated once in a while - something like every 4-5 days. In Google Reader the latest 2 or 3 posts ...
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Meta field for Domain Url? Or is it possible to change the index of google

So I did the misstake of using a temporary url a while ago when launching my web site and called it http://web.mysite.com Now when google indexes it, even that the web. is not the primary url anymore ...
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Employee had analytics under his personal gmail, no longer with company

A former employee had Google Analytics for multiple websites setup under his personal gmail account. We suspect that he (upon being let go) removed/disassociated those analytics websites from his ...
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How can I get Google to index my PDF documents?

We are having troubles getting Google to index the PDF files in our site. There are about 50 PDF and range in size for 20 KB to a little under two megs. They are not protected, can be read ...
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how to make sure an individual website is not indexed by search engines?

I'm setting up a personal website with a blog that I would like to be indexed by search engines. But the blog will link to CV with personal information that shouldn't be indexed. Can it be reliably ...
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Google Analytics: Tracking page time on site

Does anyone know how Google Analytics tracks how long a user has been on the site? When the user leaves the page that has analytic tracking code, won't the sending/receiving link be broken? How are ...
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Best semantic structure & SEO optimised approach for image replacement for badges?

In the past, I extensively used CSS image replacement techniques for SEO purposes and to separate presentation from content. But from my reading of the Google Webmaster guidelines and other ...
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Google Analytics: Enabled 'Track site search results' , where do I see list with search queries

I enabled 'Track site search results' on Google Analytics and put also the queryparameter. Now my question is, where can I simply look at the list that is gathered with all the searches that are done ...