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Does the link we provide on various networking websites counts as a backlink?

Does the blog/website address we add on various sites like Facebook count as a backlink in the eyes of search engines, especially Google?
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No description for any page on the website is available in Google despite robots.txt allowing crawling

I seem to have the weirdest issue with Search Engine Optimization, and I asked the IT folks at my university, I asked people on Joomla forums and I am trying to sort this issue out using Google ...
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Where to put hashtag in Ajax url [closed]

I used to put my url like this : example.com/#!ajaxcall/parent/child but then, google gave me warning says that my url "is not followed" : When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we ...
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Images are being filtered on a generic site that shares the same IP address with an adult site

I recently addressed the community to understand why normal images are being filtered by Google Image Search. I have several sites placed on the same server (and that they all definitely share the ...
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Real-time analytics always shows 100% new

Real-time Google Analytics used to show new vs. returning visitors by default but then they switched to Desktop vs. Mobile. I've now setup a custom dashboard based on #3 found here. However, this ...
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Prevent XML sitemaps from showing up in Google search results

How do I prevent my XML sitemap files from showing up in Google search results like this result of a site: search query: I don't understand why Google would choose to show sitemap files in search ...
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Updating Search Results for Dynamically Generated Web Pages [closed]

Having an issue with search results finding the proper site, but the wrong year. The page itself is dynamically generated based on get requests in the URL. There are three identifying properties. ...
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Is it possible to A/B test SEO using Google Experiments?

I've read that A/B testing does not have a negative impact on SEO, but is it possible to A/B test to improve SEO? My thought is to track each visitor's referring domain and create an event when any ...
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Can I use Google Data Highlighter and Schema.org on same page?

Let's say I have an existing page, and I want to use Google Data Highlighter. Later on I got access to its back end. Can I put Schema.org code directly to that same page?
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link:www.example.com returns 0 results [duplicate]

My website returns 0 results for link:www.example.com why it not showing any results ? Is it because of all backlinks are low quality or what ? but In Google webmastertools "Links to Your Site" ...
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Does Google cache robots.txt?

I added a robots.txt file to one of my sites a week ago, which should have prevented googlebot from attempting to fetch certain URLs. However, this weekend I can see Googlebot loading those exact ...
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I need to change the domain name but keep the analytics

I need to change a site domain name from mydomain.com to mydomain.org. Can I keep the existing Google Analytics code and everything will seamlessly flow from the new domain?
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What is the importance of Geographical Settings in Google Webmaster Tools?

In my website, I have set geographical settings in Google Webmaster Tools as India. I am targeting traffic from India, but my site has content for almost all Asian countries. So what can I do? Do I ...
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Can serving a different header code for crawlers and users be considered cloaking?

I have urls that point to pages I don't know yet if exist. Whenever reaching those, I perform a not-so-quick external sources check, and if exists generate the page on the fly. In order to avoid this ...
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What is plus.sandbox.google.com?

My client's website has had a couple of visits from the referrer — plus.sandbox.google.com. I looked it up and there isn't enough information available regarding this. Does anyone know what this url ...
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Wikipedia's effect on Google SEO

I've been researching new SEO trends for a few weeks now and I see alot of community buzz about Wikipedia pages effects on Google. For example: When I do a search on Lowe's or Macy's in Google: I ...
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Make a particular section of a webpage appear on top webcache

I would like to make a particular content of my webpage that appears at the bottom to appear on top on webcache of Google (text only version). eg: http://salesforce.com has a slider content that ...
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How to get my name on the side of the Google search results?

For example http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=tom+brady&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=tom+hanks&rls=en I have seen this on famous and non famous people and I was wondering ...
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What should be the word count of an article for better ranking in 2014?

I know that SERPs depends on many factors like backlinks, page authority, keywords placement etc. But I noticed that Google also look for the word count of the article. In 2010,2011 articles with ...
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Site too large to officially use Google Analytics?

We just got this email from the Google Analytics team: We love that you love our product and use it as much as you do. We have observed however, that a website you are tracking with Google ...
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Google Chrome issue with SSL

Using this code: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} My site goes to HTTPS if I type in www.domain.com. HOWEVER, only Google Chrome refuses ...
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How to protect PDF file from indexing?

I have a link to PDF document on a public web-page. How do I prevent search engines from indexing this link and PDF document? The only idea I thought of is to use CAPTCHA. However, I wonder if there ...
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Robots and Sitemaps

I have some problems regarding indexing. Google indexed so much in the list. Now I wanted to remove everything from my site. If I have disallow all in robots.txt and send my sitemap.xml. Would ...
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Which pages from the sitemap are not indexed by Google?

I have a sitemap file that has been submitted to Google, and has been processed, according to Google Webmaster Tools. As per GWT for 2013-05-31, 8255 web-pages are submitted, but only 8209 are ...
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Hiding page content from Google when it is duplicated across several sites

I would like to hide some content from Google. Because a client has multiple websites with the same content then he gets a warning about duplicate content on some of them (multiple countries, same ...
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I am looking for a tool, which can manage several Google + personal profiles (not pages!). [closed]

I need a tool, which can manage several google + personal profiles (not pages) on one dashboard! Has any of you created such a masterpiece and would like to sell it?
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Google places links and info with my search results [duplicate]

I had set up a google+ page a while ago and also crated a places page. I'm wondering how I can integrate this into my search results (An example shown in the attached screenshot). I'd like the ...
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cannot find my site in Google/Bing - live 4 months [duplicate]

I have a site, led-lights.ie, which went live in January and it is still getting just a handful of visitors a day. I cannot find it searching Google using various terms even after going through over ...
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Why my web pages positioned 1st in Google Webmaster Tools recieve zero CTR?

Recently I have noticed decrease in traffic on my website. I checked with Google Webmaster Tools and noticed that many of my pages that are ranked #1 on Webmaster Tools receive 1 or even 0% CTR. ...
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Which domain should I authorize in my .htaccess to let google spreadsheet access files on my site

I use google spreadsheet feature that allows one to let an image be the content of a cell. The cell is defined by: =image("http://www.example.com/my-pics/my-pic.jpg") It works pretty well. But, I ...
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Google update on 3/9/14 has caused loss of sitemap indexed pages. I have no Idea what's going on

I was up to at least 30 blog posts indexed out of maybe 40. That number was slowly climbing. Then the update came along and while we've been adding posts, the total indexed number has been going down. ...
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Using the HTML input “name” attribute and SEO

From an SEO point-of-view, which version is better: <input type="text" name="q" value="search" /> or <input type="text" name="query" value="search" /> Here's another example: ...
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How can I manage multiple AdWords accounts using the same login?

This is the situation. I have an AdWords account which I use with my own email address. My girlfriend has another which she uses with her email address. However I am managing her ads for her so I want ...
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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 AdSense is not reviewing the URL I submitted, using my local virtual host url instead

I'm very confused. I'm trying to get my site (let's just say www.mysite.com) approved for Google AdSense. I submitted the application using "www.mysite.com" and I got a reply from AdSense saying my ...
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Keywords and sitemap management mistake

I am working on a news aggregator. When I look at the example.com page, (https://www.google.co.in/#q=site:example.com), I see that the top pages are not the "best" pages in my website. When I look at ...
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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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PDF's showing up before relevant pages

When I perform a site:example.com keyword on my site I tend to get a lot of PDF's first and not the relevant pages with the keywords. We are trying to optimize our site for best SEO with Google and am ...
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Google showing H1 text instead of page TITLE in search result?

I always thought Google shows page title (whatever is in the <title> tag of the page) as 1st line of each result. But looking at the search "orologi da collezione" below, it seems Google is ...
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SPF record and problem sending email

Is this correct setting for SPF record. Should i use double quotes or not in DATA part? Even with this I have problem rejecting emails from google: host ...
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Website traffic suddenly dropped by 90% [closed]

Our yellowpages website lokaterr.com was getting good traffic,but suddenly traffic got reduced to 90% since may 3rd. There are no warnings or errors in Google Webmaster tools. Please help me out how ...
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My site is showing up in Google's search results with a Norwegian language parameter on the URL

When I make a search on Google and find my website; then I see the URL (the green line below the page title) is saying www.domain.dk/?lang=nb. I found out that nb is short for Norwegian. How do I ...
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Regarding Google Index -> Remove URLs

I have a question regarding Google index -> Remove URLs from Google Webmaster Tools. Basically I have replaced my site completely but upon searching Google, it returned some old pages that didn't ...
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How to prevent Google from indexing a static web page?

I have a static webpage written in HTML and CSS. I do not want it to be indexed by Google. So I made a robots.txt file in the parent directory and disallowed the URL. I want to know: Is that the ...
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Google+ vs Google+ Local

My client has both a Google+ and a Google+ Local account. Although I can find no definitive answer, it seems that each serve a different purpose and it is not the case as I first thought that they ...
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Google Analytics Destination Goal

Is it possible to track how long does it take for a user to reach their goal via Destination Goal in Google Analytics? Something similar to checkout process, google starts tracking from when the ...
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If I change or remove the same URL from a site is it a bad impressions for Google or Google Webmaster

I am having an issue, before I make one page like this: appna.php?ty=Skype Id is Coming Soon But now I have to remove that page and link. In the Webmaster Tool it's still showing that page with ...
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Google crawl speed — how fast can it go?

I have a huge website with 5 million pages. Currently Google indexes about 10,000 pages per day. This is very slow, I still have lots of pages that I can't get indexed. Does anyone know what is the ...
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How to avoid getting negative points from Google AdSense

I have a news based website in which the primary contents includes news, image albums and videos. Out of these I have copyrights for the images and the videos are embedded from YouTube. My site is ...
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Google not indexing my Mediawiki's jpg files description pages

My website es.wikineos.com has been running for a few years with the MediaWiki Content Management System like the one they use at Wikipedia. Google seems to be indexing my site correctly at a quick ...