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Creating Google sitemap.xml , is it okay for the images to be wrapped in URL tags?

I'm using a tool to generate the sitemap.xml file for me, it started to crawl my website, got the pages and all images, but when exporting it, I review the XML (to make sure nothing is wrong) and I ...
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Forward naked domain with URL path for my Google Domain

I purchased a domain through Google Domains and I am hosting my app on Heroku. I would like users to be able to access my app through the naked domain, but Google Domains does not allow CNAME's to ...
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Google wrongly marks my mobile friendly site as not-friendly

I have a site for creating random passwords: http://passwordcreator.org I was very surprised to get a notice that the site has mobile problems because it is mobile friendly. Here are the things ...
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Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?

Does Google consider bounce rate or something similar in ranking sites? Background: here at Stack Exchange we noticed that the latest Google algorithm changes resulted in about a 20% dip in traffic ...
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How does Google rank forwarding sites?

I have my site indexed in Google, however, as its domain ends with .rs, its content is only segmented to people in Serbia. Consequently, as I want this site to be shown to users all around the world, ...
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Responsive design, injecting code via Javascript: Is it bad practice?

Is the below code problematic in respect to SEO and Google? This is a small sample of how I intend to change my non-mobile friendly website into mobile friendly using CSS media queries and ...
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Buying a domain SEO friendly or the brand name? [duplicate]

I have the company name SOME COMPANY and my main keyword some keyword. What is more clever to do, to buy somecompany.com or some-keyword.com What is the best approach? In the old days i would ...
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Why doesn't Google show full site links for my site in some countries?

I would like Google to show descriptions for each site link for my website (WordPress) when searching the word 'esika' in Google. The website is from Peru and searching 'esika' from google.com.pe ...
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What can I do to show my app on google results? [duplicate]

I uploaded my website to the server 2 days ago. I'm already being indexed by google and bing. I have a sitemap that they can read as it's confirmed in my g-analytic report and webmaster tools. Robots ...
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Question About Traffic From Google And GEO Location OF Website

I want to know lets say a person who lives in South Wimbledon, UK, runs a website and then outsource the website work (like writing articles and posting and other site management work etc..) to a ...
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How to change currency from euro to dollars in Google AdSense?

In my Google AdSense account all earnings are shown in euros. When I receive check it has $96 in it, what is equivalent of 70 euros. It would be better to receive check for round amount of money. For ...
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What are doorway pages and how can they hurt SEO?

Google announced today that they will identify doorway pages better and penalize them more harshly. I've always thought of a doorway pages as a page like: Welcome to Blue Widgets Click ...
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Google Experiments - can you run across the entire site?

Is it possible to run a Google Experiment A/B test across an entire website, rather than just a single page and a variation?
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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 to hide a JavaScript popup for Googlebot?

I want to display a JavaScript popup when visitors access my website, however I believe Google will decrease my rankings when they detect a popup. So, is there any way to hide a JavaScript popup for ...
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Google Feedburner Gives Errors

I have a Feedburner that is just not updating. When I go to the original feed, http://www.rssmix.com/u/7896590/rss.xml, it looks up to date. When I ping the save the feedburner address, ...
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Multilingual HTML structure to correctly be indexed by Google

I have a page example.com that includes a language file based on visitor's country (through IP). There is only one page but several language files. Scenarios: visitor in UK or any other country not ...
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Is it a good idea to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com or keep both? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to redirect http://www.example.com to http://example.com or keep both ?
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Is there a way to index a complete site but to make searches point always to index.html?

I have a small site with 10 pages and all of them contain related content. When doing searches with Google the results seem to have random pages (I know that they are not random but I don't know why ...
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Google search of links:mysite.com returns less links than imagined

I did a Google search links:mysite.com and it only returns 3 results. I know there are a lot my more back links in existence than that. Why does Google not show the other links I have to my site?
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SEO - Add google sitelinks search box for URL sub path

Is it possible and usefull to add a google sitelinks search box to a sub path of the website? For instance we have following structure with site in sites for our clients: Main search: ...
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Is Google rationing the number of hits my website receives?

Most of the traffic on my website (85%) comes from Google. Most of visits are local to the country of the domain. I see suspiciously repetitive amount of visits each month, round 12.500 with only a ...
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Sitelinks in Google search results run words together when I use a <span> inside <a> in <nav>

I have the following structure in my navigation menu: There is a span inside an anchor tag which makes the navigation look better. <nav class="navbar-collapse navbar-collapse-header collapse"> ...
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why do some rankings depend on keywords grouped by " [duplicate]

Say if i have a keyword "gold jewellery" this ranks my site on the first page of google. However typing: gold jewellery in google does not rank the site. What is the best way to overcome this issue?
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Do seldomly updated websites rank worse in Google?

I heard that Google likes websites that are updated frequently. If Googlebot notices that the website is updated, it will have a higher ranking in the Google search results. However, there are many ...
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Getting Referral Traffic from porn sites [duplicate]

My site is getting referral traffic from porn sites. When I check the referral path page, I did not see the link of my site. Landing page from these sites are mostly like these, ...
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Should I use rel=“me” or itemprop=“sameAs” when linking to social networks like Google+

I'm currently using this: <a href="http://twitter.com/username" rel="me">Twitter</a> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/userfacebookpage" rel="me">Facebook</a> <a ...
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Track unique and total logins with Google Analytics

I have a code in place to track unique and total logins now. I want to get some data for past logins. In my website the login page is in the homepage and the page after the log in let's call it ...
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Multiple sites, same markup, different content, tier linkage = SEO penalty?

I've developed a site, and I'd like to apply the exact same theme with the same HTML markup but different CSS styling to multiple different sites on different domains. The sites will be related in ...
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Does Googlebot crawl items that look like URLs in HTML5 data-* attributes?

Google is discovering some URLs in GWT which I'm surprised it could discover. The only place these are linked from are as follows: <li class="multiselect__item" ...
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What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks?

My website used to have sitelinks and now it doesn't. It's very possible that it's due to changing the website to a sidebar design instead of having an "interstitial" type landing page which limited ...
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Google cuts off site content shown/hidden with toggle-content

I have this pretty simple website that has all the real content hidden and then shown when users click different href # links. It's very weird that Google cuts off some of the content, I'm searching ...
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Google Structured Data Limitation

Is there a limitation of structured data pieces which google will index on my domain? It has stayed at precisely 100 for a couple of days now, my website has at least 120 though. I guess it could ...
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Will google remove the old caches if noarchive is added to robots.txt

If you want google's cache of your site to remain unchanged is it a good idea to add noarchive to robots.txt? Or will this wipe out your caches?
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Google Analytics for multiple sites

Is it possible to use a single Google Analytics account for a large number of sites, all with different domains? If yes, can I access data for each site using the Analytics API
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Setup Google AdSense on subdomain [closed]

I have problem with Google AdSense. I need to put this service on my blog, but the blog is located on the subdomain. I know that I can not apply a subdomain to the Review and I had put in my real ...
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Disavow file updating

i uploaded my disavow file about 2 weeks ago, by google webmaster-tools. but now; i want to delete some urls from the list (updating disavow.txt).. if i update my disavow .txt(delete old one, and ...
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Does Google treat different ports as different sites?

I host my website on Azure and I have recently activated a feature to make it possible for me to directly access each server instance in our web farm by a port number. For example ...
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Find Referring Pages without Google Analytics [closed]

is there a way to find referring pages to a URL? Example: Page A links to Page B. I know the URL of Page B but want to find out about Page A, which links to Page B. Can I perform this via Google ...
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Who to contact when my server is on a Gmail blacklist?

I am facing an IP blacklist problem when sending email to Gmail the emails are flagged as SPAM. The headers and the email body are following the Google guidelines and there is really no-reason why it ...
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Can a sitemap index contain other sitemap indexes?

I have a bi-lingual website with a sitemap index for each language that links to several different sitemaps (one for videos, one for static content, and one for articles). I would like to introduce ...
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How to unlink AdWords account created within My Client Center?

I have an AdWords My Client Center (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 ...
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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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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 ...