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Is there a penalty in link building?

If I have a satellite site with content constantly renewed, and within each new content, there is a link to a target URL, for passing link juice. Will I get a penalty from Google for that?
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Will content from my site's RSS feed that is published on other sites be considered duplicate content by search engines?

I know Google is giving a penalties for websites with duplicate content. What happens if I'm having an RSS feed with news articles and other sites publishes on their website my news? Isn't it ...
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How long does it take for a page to be assigned Google page rank?

The home page of my website has been indexed by Google more than 6 months ago. Some of the internal pages have received a page rank 6 or higher, however, the page rank of the home page remains 0. What ...
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How to interpret Google policy on crawling and indexing search results pages?

I just learned that we can be penalized for letting Google crawl and index our database search results. http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/55599/33777 Question: If they don't want to list Yellow ...
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Are penalties applied if you have too many 404 errors on your site?

Do the search engines take the number of 404 errors returned by a site into account when calculating the site rank? For example I have 8,000 404 errors and I am thinking that that's affecting my SEO ...
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Google indexing page with parameters but page is Disallowed in robots.txt

I have the following in robots.txt: User-agent: * Disallow: /refer.php User-agent: NinjaBot Allow: / Sitemap: http://www.mysite.com/sitemap.xml The refer.php file does various things depending on ...
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Since Google reduces the value of links alongside nofollow links, what is an alternative?

Since 2009, Google counts nofollow links also as outgoing links, and thus reduces the value of the other links. What are some alternatives to stop Google counting outside links from my page? If I ...
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Adding pages to google webmaster tools by the bulk

Is there a method of adding websites in bulk to google webmaster tools? My host username and password were hacked and all of my sites were injected with malicious scripts. I've cleaned everything up ...
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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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How does Fedex and UPC code functionality in Google search work? Can my site get similar treatment from Google?

When I search for a UPC code in Google, on top of the screen there are two special links to FedEX and UPCDatabase.com. Obviously the way it works is that Google recognizes the strings as valid UPC ...
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Is switching WordPress frameworks later on bad?

I just read that if you get a site established in Google with one WordPress framework, lets say "Thesis", and then change to another one, lets say "Genesis", that you could lose all your traffic from ...
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Google Analytics HTTP vs HTTPS

I want to use Google Analytics on a website that uses both HTTP and HTTPS that works as explained below: Secure pages accessed through https://mydomain.com/secure/* are always on HTTPS. Any access ...
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“404. That’s an error.” when viewing from Google cache

My site is getting 404. That’s an error. message when I click on cached from Google search results. This is the error message from Google: That’s an error. The requested URL ...
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SEO semi-mirrored sites that don't anger google

I'm working with a client who manages real-estate agents. All of these agents have their own individual sites, and they all want the same layout and functionality. So, I have a "master" site designed ...
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Google Webmasters tools search queries position

In my website account on Google Webmasters tools, some search queries show average position 1.0. This make me understand that it should be displayed as the first result. When I search for this query I ...
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Will ranking be affected with a mobile XML sitemap for a mobile site with the same URLs as the desktop site?

We have a site with both a desktop version and a mobile version. Most of the content are the same and both versions have the same URL, but the HTML generated is device specific. Looking at Google's ...
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Sudden Drop in Impressions After Host / CMS Switch?

We have a site that was previously run on Wordpress on a different host, but has now been switched to RiVista (a proprietary CMS). The site was cut over a week or two ago. I realize that a ...
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Any good service where I can see if a domain is blacklisted by Google or not?

I have found a site from one of my friend said that this link is forwarded by godaddy support. http://onlinealley.com/seotools/googlebannedchecker/ But I don't think its result is right because i ...
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Lower Google traffic after adding more pages?

I recently added a new feature to a website, which resulted in a few hundred extra pages being added to the site. I added these new pages to google sitemaps, with the hope that they would attract ...
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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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Serve a different robots.txt file for every site hosted in the same directory

We have a global brand website project for which we are only working the LATAM portion. There is a website installation process here that allows to have one website installation with several ccTLDs, ...
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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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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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Can I drop multiple URLs from Google's Cache using a wildcard in a query string?

I made a mistake with one of my sites and a whole bunch of data got picked up by Google before I caught it. I need to fix this relatively fast by asking Google to drop the cached copy of the pages ...
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Content of html snapshot for Search engines

I've asked this before on Stackoverflow, but I figured moving it here would be appropriate. For presentational reasons, I'm currently build an Ajax/parameter driven page. I'm trying to figure out ...
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Will pointing a domain name away from an old site to a new site hurt SEO?

I developed a new site for one of my clients and used a new domain name. His old site (made in 1998) is still the #1 hit for our key search term, so we'd like to have that hit point to the new site. ...
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How do I block a Google AdSense advertiser's ads from appearing on my site?

I'm trying to block particular ads in Google Adsense that don't fit my site. There are some really annoying ads from www.plus500.com but I can't seem to get rid of all ads from them. How can I find ...
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How to exclude a website from real-time Google search results?

Google bots have recently indexed my test web site which is not intended for users. How can i exclude my JSP web site from google's search result?
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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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Googlebot crawler: URL restricted by robots.txt - how to fix the entries in robots.txt?

I noticed recently that Google is not caching all of the pages on my website. Upon using the Google webmaster diagnostic tool, I realized that some of my pages were being restricted by entries in my ...
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Google JSAPI Auto-Loading

When using Google's JSAPI Auto-Loading system - is there a way to get the returned file with all the JavaScript (combined) in one HTTP request? At the minute is just calls the load routines (with ...
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How can this be considered as web spam?

One of our websites has suffered ongoing manual action by Google due to a high volume of unnatural links. This was somewhat justified as an SEO company we hired in 2005 submitted our site to numerous ...
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Google Translate: tracking the foreign language in web page

How do I track where the language is coming from? If I'm building a website, and I end up putting together plugins, I'd like to know where the foreign language is coming from? When I'm testing my ...
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How long for data highlighter mark up to appear in structured data tool?

I used the data highlighter in webmaster tools over 3 weeks ago to mark up some local business data, but there is still no structured data being detected in webmaster tools. Does any body have any ...
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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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Is adding a couple of keywords in the footer (no links) considered wrong doing?

Many posts claim that putting links with keywords in the footer is not considered a good practice by Google. Some claim Google may penalize you. But, is adding a couple of keywords without links in ...
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Google is fetching body as title

I'm encountering a strange behaviour of Google. Pages in my site has the form : .. <title>Title of Article - mysite</title> </head> <body> <img alt='mysite logo'> .. ...
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Google adds useless parameters to my URL

I have recently added my website to Google, and I don't understand why he adds useless parameters to my URLs. Normal URL: build/view/2/akali/mid Google URL: build/view/2/akali/mid?role=adc ...
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https:// search results appearing on Google for purely http:// site

I started weeding through my site's search results from Google today, using a site: search, to determine if there are any links that cause 404s and thus need redirecting. To my amazement I noticed ...
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Google Site Search ReIndexing

At the moment, Google Site Search isn't really working for me. I checked Google Cache and it says that the site was last updated on Dec 16 back when there was very little content. How do I get Google ...
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Does text size and placement on page have an effect on SEO

As Google and other search engines keep trying to get more and more 'human' in terms of understanding what's good and what's spam, is it known if they take into account the size of a heading ie. an ...
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Google and 301/302

we have to solve a problem with Google not correctly indexing our multilanguage sites. We'll redesign our urls in the future but until then we need some way to help google find the different language ...
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A particular url on a website suddenly disappeared from google search results - why?

I have a website which had a particular page url that was indexed in google search results - in the first 10 results. Suddenly it disappeared. Now that page is not even in the first 100 results. What ...
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How can I get Google to update my sites description? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google doesn't seem to update the description or title of my homepage Here is a screenshot: The site description shown is very old, from way back in January of ...
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Sitemap tool fails to find all URLs in my site

I added my url to Google http://www.google.com/addurl.html I added a meta tag with description and keywords I added it in Google web master tools and submit the site map There is no any robots in my ...
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Preserve search engine rankings while shifting to new domain name

We have to shift our web-site to a new domain due to some unavoidable circumstances. The portal has been up and running there since 2009. It has good index in various search engines and we are ...
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problem showing my website correctly in search engines

I have a website which i have indexed on google for example (like 15 days ago). some of my pages pass arguments like: http://www.bla.com/products.php?pro=bla&page=view suddently i saw that ...
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Google Search API

Can someome tell me if there is an API to get search results form Google? I went through the Google Search APIs, but could not find anything that will let me get search results (the custom search api ...
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Google maps for a mobile site

We have a website that uses the Google Maps static maps functionality to embed maps into pages. This works with no problem; we just use something like this: <img ...
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Why does Google remove PageRank sometimes?

Today I saw my website's page rank gone down from 2 to 0. It happened once before as well. I don't remember spamming anywhere and I don't have too many posts on my forum. I heard they are very strict ...