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Are search-based sites bad for SEO, and should I link to all posts instead?

I would like to pitch a scenario. The front page of my site is a search box and a button which links to a post form. I allow users to post content on the post form which is then searchable from the ...
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Why are my backlinks not showing on google on this asp.net website with all I've done?

I recently implemented many SEO techniques for a company on their asp.net website; in 6 months, we jumped from a PR1 to a PR3. But I'm having issues with google backlinking. Here are some of the ...
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Why are there differences in data between Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools?

Why are there differences between Google Analytics And Google Webmaster Tools in external links data? Generally this data do not coincide with each other.
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Finding related keywords for low-volume keywords

Being able to find search keywords that are related to a certain keyword is very important for me. For example, say that I want to know if there's a market for nose-scratching software. Then I can ...
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What to do when Google has identified and blocked a page as spam?

I recently worked on getting my company on Google maps because some unknown person marked our location somewhere way off, which caused a lot of trouble for our interview candidates! So here is what I ...
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How do I improve the rate at which Google crawls my website?

Google is not crawling my website. I want to be in the search results as soon as possible. How do I get Google to crawl faster?
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Are HTML sitemaps needed in modern websites? [closed]

Most of the articles you find regarding HTML sitemaps these days seem to be based on old and outdated sources, especially this 6 year old video. 6 years in the SEO world is ancient. So SEO experts; ...
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Does description change impact the google ranking and/or crawl rates?

I am thinking about adding some randomization to my shopping cart descriptions and pricing. I am not talking about meta-description, but about actual product descriptions. Would content change ...
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Google crawl rate is climbing but still no indexing?

This might belong on another stack site but idk. Soooo.... A year ago I started two sites that I didn't want indexed by Google or any other search engine since both sites were being developed based on ...
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Page load speeds effect on crawl rate

We've noticed a big drop in the total pages crawled per day on our site, we have no control over the crawl rate in Google Webmaster Tools so it's possible this has been changed by Google. However ...
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How to set crawl rate in Google Webmaster Tools for seven days or a month?

My web host is blocking IPs which make many requests. This includes Googlebot. I found this by checking my webmaster tools account. There it said "network unreachable" for all the URLs which are ...
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Developed by link on homepage but not on content pages [duplicate]

I've been discussing this with peers recently and the general outcome was that for SEO purposes you should have your created and designed by links etc as links only on the homepage. Then for content ...
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Will using hashtag #tag in a blog post that's shared with #tag and indexed in a social network's search for #tag give the blog post more weight?

Will using a hashtag in a relevant blog post's content that is shared with the hashtag on and indexed in a social network's search results for said hashtag give the blog post 'weight,' to search ...
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How can I fix Google indexing URLs that are not part of my sitemap?

Using site:example.com in Google is returning many results with the following format: https://www.w.example.com/services/edison/16mm-to-2k Obviously this is not what I submitted and is not part of my ...
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How does Google determine duplicate content when it's translated into different languages?

I was wondering how duplicate content in another language works. Google requests that you use canonical links to determine duplicate content or duplicates of your pages to avoid duplicate content in ...
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How do I get Google to index my 30 million pages? [duplicate]

I am releasing a website which has 30 million pages of content. (This isn't spam material). It has a detail page for each of the 30 million places around the World. e.g ...
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How can I force Google to re-crawl a link?

Google Webmaster Tools is showing thousands of links from a North Korean travel agency, but when I go to the link, they don't exist! How can I force Google to re-index that link so it drops off my ...
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How to see my site's problems with Google?

I recently made a website, which aims for the search query "Boun Schedule Planner" It was like 5th or 6th for a few days. But now it's not even in the first 3 pages. There are no warnings in ...
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Automated Google Analytics Reporting Monthly Emails Only Showing A Single Day

I have configured a dashboard for Google Analytics, selected (using the date drop down menu at the top right) to show one months worth of data and have compared it to the previous month. I then ...
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Will Google penalize me for duplicate content on GitHub from my knowledge base?

I want to have a copy of each of our documentation articles in GitHub so that other users can improve, edit and add to the document. The accepted changes will be made live in our knowledge base forum. ...
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How do I host my community as a subdirectory rather than subdomain?

I want to harness the SEO benefits of having my community portal sitting as a folder of my main domain, rather than as a subdomain. A lot of the content that is naturally generated is relevant to my ...
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In a Google image sitemap, is the title or the caption more important?

Here is the document about google image sitemaps. Of <image:caption> and <image:title>, which is more important? If I have only one description of this image, which part is better to be ...
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What is the Update URL for Dynamic DNS for Google Domains

Google Domains supports Dynamic DNS. That is great since my domain and Dynamic DNS information can come from the same provider. For Dynamic DNS to work, I usually need the following info: Update ...
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How does Google classify which country a website belongs to?

How does Google determine which country a website belongs to? Is this technique also used by Alexa.com? I don't think that the website's location is determined by its host's IP address or by its ...
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Is it cheating to serve different versions of the same content to users and crawlers?

I have a "smart" template for my website. For human users, the server renders the page content on the initial hit, but subsequent pages are loaded like an SPA. For a crawler, every page is rendered at ...
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What URL with French words does Google like?

We are looking for an answer to "what to do with French URL's?" We are going to generate a lot of French URL's this include characters like: L'test tést thîs is a test So we have a few ...
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UA code is not there in site but analytics is set [closed]

Came through one site.There is no UA code or ga.js in the source code of site. But the analytics account is set and showing visits in real time. How is it possible to hide UA code or analytics code.
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Do clicks on SERPs increase SERP ranking?

I'm wondering if it helps to click, to get my page upper on Google? I mean, say my page has content with keyword abcde, and somebody types "abcde" in Google, and finds my website, say in page 5, and ...
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URLs for dialogs from Bootstrap modals popups are getting indexed in search engines, but without nav they aren't good landing pages

On my side, I use bootstrap modals (aka dialogs / overlays) with remote content to display the detail view of some things (for example for detail view of user reviews/comments). The code looks like ...
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reverting back from https to http and google still displaying site as https [duplicate]

Our site was on a https connection but we are now back on a http connection. I do not control the web host. How can I get google to update and remove the link to the https version of the website? I ...
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Google result “this site may be hacked” unable to request site review from Webmaster Tools

My client has a site that was recently hacked. It was affecting their Google search result with a link in their result saying, "this site may be hacked." I had sucuri.net fix their hacked site, now ...
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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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International Targeting Not Working as Expected [closed]

I operate a reference website that covers the British Isles. The pages are specific to places there. I've create a duplicate site on another domain, which will cover places in the US. I had a ...
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Are keywords in URLs good SEO or needlessly redundant?

A coworker and I are locked in a debate over the value of SEO keywords in the URL of a page. She wants to change all the filenames of the HTML pages of a fencing company so they look like ...
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Can't complete an application for Google for Non Profits

I'm working with a client who is leaving their less-than-adequate shared hosting ISP for something more suitable for their needs. Part of that something involves getting them off shared-ISP-email and ...
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Is using only HTTPS bad in a SEO perspective?

I would like to set up a new business site. I plan to direct www.example.com to example.com and only use that domain. My plan is also to only use HTTPS and not HTTP. Does this affect the SEO for the ...
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SEO implications of using different content with the same URL for campaign purposes

I'm assessing the feasibility of serving up slightly different content based on the campaign ad that is clicked on. In many aspects, this will be similar in approach to serving up different languages ...
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Where to get ads for my website?

My website is getting around 100 visitors per day so I was thinking that I should put some ads on my website but it is really very hard to find the best advertising plan which can benefit me the most. ...
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Which penalties are possible when switching from HTTP to HTTPS [closed]

When switching our website from HTTP to HTTPS, things went catastrophic: Page impressions went down from average 60 (peak 110) to below 10 (per day). Traffic from search engines dropped to zero. In ...
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How did this website get a custom search bar listed under their search results?

Observe the following results for searching the text "dictionary" on Google: Notice that there is a custom search box at the bottom of the listing for dictionary.reference.com. Is there any ...
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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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Can I tell when a user is done filling out a Google Form?

I'm creating a survey with Google Forms. I need to know when the user is done with the survey so that I can have them continue on my site. I have embedded the survey as an Iframe on my website. Is ...
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Anyway to validate schema.org JSON before publishing?

I have a site with a lot of data, and I'm dynamically building JSON-LD data that I think is schema.org correct. I can't find a dead-on example on schema.org, and it will take forever if I have to ...
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How to recover a website from google cache?

My host provider told me last night their server crashed and they had restored the website from from an image they had from months ago, They told me this is the only backup they have. I also have no ...
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Issue linking Code Prettify alternate CSS file

I have installed the full Google Code Prettify prettify-4-Mar-2013.tar.bz2 found here and hosting my own JavaScript/CSS works fine with the templates provided: <head> <title>Google ...
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Webmaster Tools, www and no-www, duplicate content and subdomains

My company has two websites a main one at www.example.com and one at subdomain.example.com which is a subdomain of the first and is our self hosted blog. The way Google sees these with the www or ...
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How to force Google to index images and webpages? Or I shouldn't bother and just wait a bit more?

I have a web site with a lot of web-pages and images. I created the sitemaps (grouped into single sitemaps index file). I submitted those sitemaps to Google but the indexing process is disappointingly ...
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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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Does Google penalize sites for showing a different menu for mobile compared to desktop?

I'm really concerned about a design I have been handed by a designer. It changes the menu for mobile and desktop. On mobile you can only access the main categories, that will lead to all the content ...