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What do I put in htaccess to create a 410 error page when a URL parameter is present?

I tried to create a 410 error page but realized that I actually created a 302 redirect to a 410.php page. Instead I want to use a 410 error to block out an infinite number of dynamically created pages ...
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Submit example.com/#!/page URLs to Google

On a HTML5 website, there is a single page, index.php . Its code contains other 5 pages. An AJAX navigation is used, so the URL of other page looks like example.com/#!/page_Example. I had tried to ...
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How to check if my site was penalized by Google?

I suspect that my site is penalized by Google. Is there a way to check if it's true? EDIT: Webmaster Tools don't show any messages. Sometimes there are warnings about inaccessible (404, Soft 404s) ...
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SEO doubts regarding keyphrase and autosuggestion [duplicate]

I know on page optimization techniques. What is the best and proven way for offpage optimization for ranking a key phrase? Is it: to build as much backlinks to your site ? or build as much ...
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Switching from Squarespace to hosted WordPress site w/ domain at GoDaddy and email through Google Apps?

I have a website client that has their domain with GoDaddy, website with Squarespace, and is using Google Apps for their domain's email. We are building a new WordPress based website and will launch ...
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Is site directory with “dofollow” links still effective?

I am planning to create site directory, but I learned that Google consider site directories as low quality. They emphasized that without any editorial effort to maintain a web directory and without ...
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Do backlinks get added to Google Webmaster Tools as soon as they're indexed by Google?

I currently have a webpage which I know has at least 10 backlinks, but only one of these actually shows up in Google Webmaster Tools. This same webpage is also ranking much lower than I expected it ...
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Generic site on the same IP as adult site and images filtering

I recently addressed the community to understand why normal images filtered by Google image search. By now I realized that I have several sites placed on the same server (and they are definitely ...
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Choosing a domain name with joined words is good for SEO?

I am going to choose a domain name for my business. For that I am going to use joined words in my domain name. For example, let's say my keywords are "painting" and "goa" and also that ...
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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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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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Is it safe / okay to show Google Adsense only to visitors from Search Engines?

There are a lot of code example out there that helps users do this. Eg: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12693729/how-to-display-google-adsense-ads-to-search-engine-traffic-only But I was looking ...
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The Sitemap Paradox

We use a sitemap on Stack Overflow, but I have mixed feelings about it. Web crawlers usually discover pages from links within the site and from other sites. Sitemaps supplement this data to allow ...
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Google Image safe search filters my images. What should I do to prevent this problem

I tried to Google-search the images on my site. Some of them appeared. But if I check the "Safe search" option there are no of them displayed. All images absolutely free of adult content or something ...
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Hiding Menu Item with CSS - will Google penalise my site?

I want to hide some sub menu items, using the CSS class, and assign it to the specific menu item. For example the class is no display: /* Hide menu items */ .nodisplay { display:none !important; } ...
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Google Goal Tracking Code

<img src="http://domain.com/wp-content/themes/domain/images/form-sent.png"><script type="text/javascript">ga('send', 'pageview', '/booking-success.html' I wonder whats wrong with my ...
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Rich snippets for all schema.org data types?

The list of data types displayed on the Structured Data Markup Helper is limited in comparison to what is available on Schema.org I am wondering if Google supports rich snippets for all schema.org ...
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How to unlink Adwords account created WITHIN an MCC?

I have an Adwords MCC that I log into. I am the only one that can log into the MCC. Within the MCC, I have 3 linked Adwords Accounts. These are each, separate, standalone Adwords accounts that were ...
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Google returns more results when searching for 2 keywords than when searching for one keyword

I encountered something strange and I'm wondering if anyone has an explanation. I search for: keyword site:mysite.com Let's say I get 10 results for this search. When I'm searching two keywords, ...
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What does “Multiply keyword lists to get new keyword ideas” do in the new keyword planner tool?

Does any body know? What does "Multiply keyword lists to get new keyword ideas" do in the new keyword planner tool? Please see the attachment.
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What do you do if you don't want to put a keyword in your title?

Suppose you have a website about a subject, for instance, popcorn. Everything in your site will be about popcorn and your regular visitors are popcorn enthusiasts who will understand that even ...
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Why are URLs with my domain name at the end showing up in analytics?

I have a multi-language WordPress site that has been live since the last 3 months and today when I checked Analytics, I saw a lot of weird URLs: ...
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Google Region tags?

I own 2 domains, both are for the same company. However one is for the USA and one is for the UK. They both have the same name, the only difference is the TLD, for example mycompany.co.uk (UK) and ...
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Remove URL from “Fetch as Google” - in Google Webmaster Tools

I need to remove a URL from Health -> Fetch as Google in Google Webmaster Tools. Is it possible?
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How to resolve “Google can't find your site's robots.txt” error?

I've recently found that "Google can't find your site's robots.txt" in crawl errors. When I tried Fetching as Google, I got result "SUCCESS", then I tried looking at crawl errors and it still shows ...
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possible link exchange and duplicate content on 2 domains

I have two different domains, a forum and a blog, both about books and reviews. Tha last one is quite new, just about 2-3 months old. In the last weeks I've published several equal book reviews on ...
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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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Sudden decrease in pages crawled per day

During the last few days, Googlebot has crawled much less page in my site than it normally does. I'm not seeing any new errors, and haven't identified a reason for this. Is such a hugh and sudden ...
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Why would Google's ranking algorithm move a search result due to quotes?

Yesterday at 10AM, the Google search: "Submitting values of "jQuery Editable Invoice" into a MySQL DB using PHP" came up with stackoverflow.com as the 8th result on the page. The first was a ...
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Google not indexing home page [duplicate]

I have two sites that I'm trying to generate traffic with, and for whatever reason, Google does not seem to want to index the home pages. Other pages on the site are indexing just fine. I need to ...
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Stopping Google index some web pages I have

I have some web pages that google has indexed. Now I added a robots.txt file to exclude them but should I also add a “noindex” tag and if so then how can I best add this?
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Different URLs with duplicate content [duplicate]

A law firm has decided to launch multiple websites with the idea of using keywords in the URL (i.e. personalinjurylawyers.com, businesslaw.com, etc. ) as well as one for their firm name. Even though ...
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Page gone: 404, or other options? [duplicate]

I have a website which is actually a search engine to search through our data. Each item has its own detailpage, and a search returns a list of matching data, with links to the detailpages. There are ...
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Does Google hate capitalized words?

I've read around in the past that Google frowns on all caps like "THIS IS MY WEBSITE". But, I wanted to know if they also frown upon capitalized words in general, like in a case like where a name is ...
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Will Google omit my site from mobile search results if I do not have a mobile optimized site?

I have heard rumors that if I do not have a mobile-optimized web-site (whether through responsive design or redirection to a mobile version of the site) that Google will not show my site when a user ...
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Google's Opinion on Javascript Page Refresh

I was wondering if anyone knows Google's view on this. My company has a homepage that features a lot of 3rd parties on it and it needs to inform customers which ones are currently online, which ...
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Is it OK to submit the sitemap file to Google without pointing one in the Webmaster Tools?

I'd like to create several sitemaps and gather them into one sitemap index. Then I'd like to submit the sitemap index to Google (and other SE's) using those links. From my point of view it should be ...
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If the size of sitemap is limited: how do I tell to Google all of my URLs?

I heard that the sitemap for Google can not exceed 10 Mb and 50 kURLs. This is not enough for me. What shell I do to pass through this obstacle? Create sitemap for each category?
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can anyone reccommend a Google SERP tracker? [closed]

I want to track my website's position in Google's search results for around 50 keywords/phrases and am looking to a nice webapp to automate this process? Ideally i want to see pretty line graphs for ...
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Do blog comments count as updates to your website? [duplicate]

I constantly hear that websites which are updated frequently do better in terms of SEO, so I was wondering: do blog comments count? I'm guessing they do, since they show that the website still has a ...
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Google's usual behavior on examining articles

There is an original content(article) from a website, I copied it and paste it in a Paraphrasing tool. The tool did a great job in paraphrasing. I tried checking using copyscape and it did detect ...
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What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
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Why does my 9 months old site with more than 400 pages has PR0?

I have a paid applicants' testing site with average traffic of 40 visitors per day. The site is very legitimate and allows people to take technical tests based on a unique content our private ...
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What is the name of Google's tool to enhance page appearance?

Once I found one online tool from Google providing ability to indicate the designation of parts of page (i.e. product price, product photo, description and so on). This tool giving a HTML-code ...
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Google doesn't show my site's results even for a direct search

In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 21 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included. ...
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How to track events or e-commerce sales that occur later using Google Analytics?

Here's my problem: I have a static site with Google Analytics tracking code. To buy one of my services, users call me, and when their order is ready (many days later), I send them an e-mail link to ...
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How can I force Google to show my domain, not my IP?

I submitted a site to Google using their tool. At the time I didn't actually have a domain for the site, so I just used the IP address. Later I bought a domain, but Google still seem to be showing ...
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How does Google determine when a website has been radically improved?

Say I have a website which is really terrible, and Google is aware of this. If I change everything about it and turn it into something really worthwhile, how will Google find out? And will its ...
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How to create a Google OneBox module connected to my website?

this is related to my other question: How does Fedex and UPC code functionality in Google search work? Can my site get similar treatment from Google? Does anyone know how to at least apply to be ...
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Can my website have an image and no date in its Google SERP? [closed]

The majority of the traffic to the website I am working on is organic. I was assigned to make updates so that our SERP shows an image to increase the click-through rate on our #1 result. ...