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Is backlinking to yourself in violation of Google's guidelines? [duplicate]

Many people say that setting up your own backlinks is not good. Is this true? Nobody can expect backlinks to be built by other sites naturally unless they are social networking sites or some good ...
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Force sending event for sessions without a logged in user

Is there any possibility using the Google Analytics API to check if the session is logged in or not? I have a problem with destination page (it is not set), and I want to resend the event when the ...
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Spamdexing with reviews? How to stop Google from looking at my reviews?

I recently did a move to a propagate a set of reviews across the entire site (Planting the set of reviews under every product page so that people can see the reviews no matter what product they were ...
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Do the internal searches need to be by GET for SEO purposes?

I have a site with products, which can be searched using a convoluted search form, with quite a few input fields. I send the data by POST, to the same page, so I can list all products in the URL: /...
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Getting user language via Google cookies

Just thought, if that would be possible, I can get users native language, and display my webpage on their language, or on the closest one. So; Is it possible to get someone's language using his/her ...
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How many links must a webpage have for it to be ok according to google?

The home page of the help section of my site (help.clubcatcher.com) received the following report after running it through powermapper tools: Avoid "doorway" pages created just for search engines ...
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Implementing Google Analytics via Tag Manager - does it effect Google Analytics opt out browser plugin?

Im about to add Google Analytics to a new site, im going to do this via the Tag Manager, If i implement Google Analytics via the Tag manager as opposed to the Google Analytics tracking code, will ...
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Adsense size limits

As some are aware, I have a desktop and mobile site with adsense. I also noticed something interesting today. On my mobile site for the past 20 hours (before I made changes), I had ad units of two ...
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Is my ajax content crawlable with the Masonry Append method?

Quick note: I couldn't make up my mind which section to post this question on - Webmasters or SO but considering this is more to do with SEO, I decided to post it here so forgive me if I have indeed ...
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Google cuts my page title on search results [duplicate]

It seems that Google cuts my page title on search results. Is there a best practice to provide titles? The page www.currenttime.tv/content/article/27236953.html should have this title: Кто такой 'бог ...
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Is it bad SEO to link between two domains hosting on one Hosting account that talk about a related subject?

I have two domains hosted on one hosting account that talk about subject X. However, one site is like a Blog and the other is like a news site. Is it bad for SEO if I link between these two sites. I ...
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Forcing page-speed insights to rescan my page

I'm trying to get google to rescan my page at page-speed insights. After the initial scan, I get results along with the following at the bottom: *The results are cached for 30s. If you have made ...
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Google not showing the preferred geolocalized domain

I have a multi-language / multi-domain website. I have configured every sitemap for each domain and language. In Google Webmaster Tools, I have indicated the preferred region for each domain. I also ...
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Site search results showing strange foreign letters and images

I'm having some strange characters show up on a site search using Google. I've gone through the WordPress files and could not find anything strange. Also ran a malware detect on the site. The ...
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Major structural change in URLs - have I covered all bases? [duplicate]

I run a site with over 30 million pages, all indexed by Google (according to the Search Console). We've just done a major redesign and structural change where ALL the URLs have changed completely (...
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Does 'thin-content' content on some pages affect overall site SEO?

I have an UGC Q&A site. Due to it's nature is inevitable to see some 'thin' or low quality content in some posts. Will there be any sitewide impact in SEO for the other high quality pages? If yes ...
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Am I doing the SEO for pagination correctly?

On October 13th, I changed my domain from www.7tutorials.com to www.digitalcitizen.life. I made 301 redirects, kept the content, aliases, meta data, etc. The idea is that the new site is the old site ...
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Will Google lower my rankings for boilerplate titles?

Will Google lower my rankings for titles with one-word difference (AKA boilerplate titles)? For example: Title #1: "Keyword A - Keyword 1 Included | Example Website" Title #2: "Keyword A - Keyword ...
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Why does my staging site show up in Google even though my robots.txt file shouldn't allow it? [duplicate]

I'm having a lot of trouble with something that should be simple. I don't want my development site indexed by Google. According to Google's instructions, and just about everything else I can find says ...
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How remove/de-index a page from Google? [ [duplicate]

How do you remove/de-index a page from Google? When doing a search on google some outdated and incorrect info comes up and I would like to de index it.
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How does google check for responsive design?

I know that google is checking for responsiveness when ranking sites and I'm wondering, how it is done.. is it looking at media queries only? I want to make a page with many absolutely positioned ...
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GWT Remove URLs Tab has requests for removal I didn't put [duplicate]

I'm seeing in GWT a bunch of request of removal of pages, which weren't submitted from someone in my organization. I'm referring to the tab under Google Index->Remove URLs. Does it include any user-...
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How to add a Google Search Box to search results? [duplicate]

I would like to add a search box to the Google search results, just like Stack Overflow seen here. I have been trying for several days but no luck. How can I add this to my own site?
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Google INDEED crawls ajax? [duplicate]

I don't understand how this didn't make a bigger BOOM online. It is well known in the industry that google does not index AJAX (just google-search "google crawls ajax") and see dozens of articles ...
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Do I need to re-index my site in Google when changing preferred domain?

I have recently changed my site from www.mysite.com to mysite.com and have updated it in Google webmaster tools and .htaccess file. However, to do this I actually had to add mysite.com as a new domain ...
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Should i noindex low/quality duplicate content tag pages?

Google have indexed 300k tag pages of my site, these are automatically generated based on the words on the title of each entry so it's likely to see pages which doesn't make much sense like: www....
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Google keywords content of Wordpress sidebars

I am running widgets in the sidebars of my wordpress blogs. In one blog e.g. I use the "Archive" Widget which allows access to all articles of a given month. As the blog is existing for a while this ...
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Google Change of Address tool when redirecting to a new domain and subdirectory

I realize that other forms of this question have been asked and answered (and marked as duplicate) here before. However, I haven't seen a question that responds to my particular use case, which is to ...
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Google mobile friendly test is showing a responsive website only at a wide size

I recently had a re-think about my website and decided that if I was going to build something new I might as well go all the way and make it responsive with CSS. So I've built it and tested it out by ...
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Getting Google to index main section instead of nav in SERPs

I have a problem here where Google shows my <nav> instead of my main section in the SERPs. On top of that, because my nav is made up of inline elements, the result gets really messy: example....
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Should I translate URL for better SEO?

I have a website about TV shows, that for default (EN) pages, it's like this: example.com/en/show/actors example.com/en/show/episodes The site is localized in different languages, and I was ...
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SEO - link closer to TLD vs. folder structure with keyword [duplicate]

Let's say I want to build just another voucher code website (don't worry, I don't) and also I'd like to categorize my listed shops. What would be the best URL structure? My ideas are as follows: ...
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SEO. Redirecting a website to my own website

I manage a website www.example.com. I have found another website called www.example2.com. I want to talk and merge it with my own completely, so when people enter www.example2.com they will end up on ...
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How SEO is affected after switching routing technique? [duplicate]

Website currently has static php pages: our-company-staff.php about-us.php our-programs.php news-article-title-date.php And I want to switch to stateful routing: /aboutus /ourstaff /news/12/...
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Google fonts Hebrew works only in Chrome

I want to use a Hebrew font from Google font. So I included the font: <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Alef:400,700"> An styled my elements: ...
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Google Analytics: (not set) showing up in SEO > Queries

I have linked my GA account to my Webmaster Tools account, so I'm getting access to the Search Engine Optmization -> Queries report. But the top query listed in that report is (not set). Note: ...
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Google displaying wrong site title and snippet [duplicate]

I am having an issue where a website that displays the incorrect site title and snippet in Google Search. From the content it is clear that some spammer has infected the site, but I cannot figure out ...
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How to identify if IP address is really google's IP

From what I learned in my server logs, IP addresses starting with 64.249 belong to google. When I do a host lookup on my computer for google I receive 11 different IP addresses all starting with 74....
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Google Webmaster Tool says I have malware, but it doesn't show the urls

So, I have a website hosting various freeware software for Windows (all clean): GWT says I have malware but it doesn't report any records: I have already tried to submit a "request a review" but ...
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Trailing slashes, duplicate content and spam?

so a website has the homepage URL with a trailing slash and without, both indexed by Google. e.g. domain.com and domain.com/ The site owner runs into the duplicate content issue. It is easier for ...
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checking for duplicate title and meta description tags across multiple subdomains

I know in Google Webmaster Tools, under "search appearance" for any domain, there's an "HTML Improvements" section which only checks crawled URLs specifically for that domain. My website has ...
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Can not set preferred domain after setting change of address in Google webmasters

I have created a new website and have added and verified 4 variation of the website (with and without www for both http and https). I have set change of address for my old website in the google ...
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Will many social media webpages hurt my ranking?

I have an old website and I'm working on a new website section dedicated to fun and very short news, sometimes with pictures. Unlike my classic pages, I don't care about SEO trafic of this new section....
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Incorrect Titles, Descriptions and Redirects in Google [duplicate]

I'm at a loss for why Google is indexing my site incorrectly. I just uploaded a new version of the site last night and "fetched as google" last night as well. Also uploaded sitemap. www.lemonsevens....
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Is it harmful to block google while I continue to build content?

I have been blocking all IPs to my website (except my own) while it is in development. But now I am at a point, where I want other people to be able to see it, but I still don't want googlebot on it ...
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why does google request apple-app-site-association from every domain on the server?

I received the following in my log: [Mon Oct 05 11:04:35 2015] [error] [client 66.249.75.xxx] File does not exist: /path/to/user/public_html/apple-app-site-association xxx in the log is a number ...
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How to check if I have bad links in my Wordpress site?

I have Wordpress site and recently receive bad from AdSense for invalid activity. Honestly I don't know why, but one of the things that may be is hidden link in my theme. The theme is not activated(...
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.com and .net domains , SEO difference [duplicate]

I am in search of starting a new website , How ever all my favorite .com domains are gone, but some good and short .net domains are available . I want to ask is there some difference in SEO ranking of ...
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How to tell search engines to not index entire image domain without making them waste server bandwidth or making google complain

From what I learned, there's one way I could cause all URLs on a domain strictly serving images not to be indexed and that is with the x-robots-tag HTTP header. Now I check my logs and find out that ...
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Domain name not showing on Google search (suggestions list)

Please help with this confusing issue... My domain name not showing on Google search (suggestion list). When I type the domain name (yoxtel) on Google search bar, it does not show on the suggestion ...