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Google Analytics payment gateways are tracking referrals

Google Analytics is tracking my payment gateway conversion as a referral. This is because we take the user to the payment gateway, eg PayPal, but bring them back to the site for the order ...
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How to stay safe from being copied? [on hold]

Unique content is a major factor in ranking website. But what happen if anybody copies your unique content? How does Google prioritize the websites then? Does is affect on rankings too much? What are ...
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Is There any tool for seo analysis of our website? [on hold]

I want do seo analysis of our website.please provide me tool for analysis of our website point of seo.
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Is there a way to know organic search hits from Google?

My web-site automatically redirects everyone to Google when people try to search. This is done with the following nice and simple nginx code: set $goog ...
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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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Improve Google ranking for general vs. specific keywords

If a keyword phrase contains another keyword phrase (eg. "one two three four five" → "one two three"), does improving SERP ranking for the shorter phrase "one two three" (using backlinks) ...
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How to fix “Soft 404” to firm 200 OK?

Some of the web-pages on my site are very slim. I've recently noticed that Google appears to qualify such pages as "Soft 404": The target URL doesn't exist, but your server is not returning a 404 ...
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What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?

Google appears to have two documents for Soft 404: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/181708?hl=en&ctx=tltp https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2409443?ctx=MCE&ctx=S4 ...
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SEO for Gallery-Intensive Web Site [duplicate]

My 10 years old web site is about niche content(cinema) news gallery. (its a news site; but %90 of pageviews are from galleries) and i'm getting photographs from news agencies and public relation ...
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Google Adsbot suddenly crawling odd pages

I have an error checker on my password reset page which tells me everytime someone comes to reset their password without a valid token. I have noticed within the last couple of days that the ...
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Website pages being generated with mozekcdn-a.akamaihd.net; adware / malware?

I have been getting crawl errors on Google Adsense on a number of pages, all ending in a peculiar suffix "mozekcdn-a.akamaihd.net". For example http://my-website.com/mozekcdn-a.akamaihd.net ...
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Friendly URL's with + instead of - interpreted differently/negatively?

A function on my site is replacing all spaces in my friendly URL's to "+". So an article named: "best cars 2014", becomes "www.example.com/best+cars+2014". Is this negative for SEO? E.g. would this ...
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Stop Google from crawling my site (already blocked with robots.txt)

Annoyed of YouTube's music deletion in Germany, I started my own "YouTube clone" just for private use. It automatically downloads my subscriptions and some videos with special keywords or from special ...
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In Google Adwords the impressions and clicks are not broken out according to keyword

Even though I have thousands of impressions and a few dozen clicks, there is no detail in the AdWords interface about the keywords. In other words, I would like to know which clicks and impressions ...
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City specific result in google for searches from different city for generic keyword?

Is is possible to configure my website to show different content in search result for the user from same google domain but from different cities? When I search in google.co.in from my city Chennai for ...
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I have set a me@example.com to Google Apps/Gmail. How can I set a you@example.com?

Suppose that my domain is example.com. I have set as a primary email address at Google Apps/Gmail this address me@example.com. However I want to check the email of info@example.com through Google ...
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What to do if Google starts to index fewer pages from your site?

How do I find out why Google is now indexing fewer pages from my site? Here is what Google's help says although I don't find it that helpful: A steady increase in the number of crawled and ...
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Google Transliterator (input tools) is not suggesting words as typed when used on my site

I want a transliterator (Google's) to be embedded in my site. I tried embedding it and I mostly succeeded. It is showing translations, but all of them for a word typed one letter at a time like it ...
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Implementing Google Analytics through GoDaddy/Website Tonight

Is there a way to implement Analytics with GoDaddy's "Website Tonight?" Obviously GoDaddy wants you to sell you their analytics package, but this is what the client wants. I don't see any way to ...
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Do search engines directly penalize bad grammar?

Let's say I have a web page with user-contributed content, which has good content but with bad grammar, slang terms, and an inappropriate tone. I know that bad grammar is also a problem, because it ...
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Are keywords in URLs good SEO or needlessly redundant?

A coworker and I are locked in a debate over the value of SEO keywords in the URL of a page. She wants to change all the filenames of the HTML pages of a fencing company so they look like ...
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Prevent Googlebot from seeing or indexing common keywords such as “read full story”

I have a site that uses a lot of the same anchor text. For example, "read full story". When I do an SEO audit for my site, I find that these are my most frequent keywords, but I am not trying to ...
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Duplicated content - how to tell Google I am original author

Let's say I prepared an article I wish to publish on my not so popular blog. But I am afraid that this article is so good that much more popular site will steal it and publish it on its own. I am ...
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Can you name your business in Google My Business as a search query term if your domain name is also named like that?

There is a competitor whose domain name is like this restaurantsinchicago.com and when I search at Google "Restaurants in Chicago" the first result is that site and it appears at the right side where ...
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How did this website get a custom search bar listed under their search results?

Observe the following results for searching the text "dictionary" on Google: Notice that there is a custom search box at the bottom of the listing for dictionary.reference.com. Is there any ...
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How to find the keywords that Google searchers are using to find my site [duplicate]

I have been using Google Analytics for some time and unfortunately it hides the searches that have led users to click into my site. Is there any reliable source where I could check the daily searches ...
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Redirecting a landing page from an established site to the new site [closed]

I have two sites that are are closely related in subject. One website is well established and has quite a bit of brand recognition. The second site was launched about six months ago and it ...
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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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Publication date - only for articles? Can it be updated?

In Google's search results there are often publication dates of articles. Google finds this date on its own or takes it from "DC.date.issued" meta tag. Is this date only supposed to be displayed for ...
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Google showing snippets from the corresponding English page when the search and page are in Dutch

I have a website that is in two languages, English and Dutch. The URL structure is the following; domain is like mydomain.nl and and English page has URL mydomain.nl/en/pagename and Dutch has ...
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How does Google determine how long a visitor stays on a site?

I understand that Google uses 'Average Visit Duration' as one factor influencing ranking - but how does it determine how long a user has stayed on a certain page for? Is it as simple as registering ...
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Google for business - multiple locations with same phone number

I am trying to add more than 10 locations for my business inside Google for business service. I have read that it's good to have different phone numbers for each location, otherwise Google will be ...
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How does Google penalize for word-for-word copied content and “aggregation”?

I found a similar answer here but it doesn't make sense to me because I found the following on the first page of Google: I found two similar blurbs These two blurbs seem very similar and when you ...
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Where does Google pull the results for the define operator

Google has a define: operator which provides a list of definitions for a given word. Where does Google pull those definitions from? i.e. what does Google look for on a page to determine that that page ...
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Is it expected behaviour that Google also crawls #! urls?

I'm a developer for an AJAX webapp and, following Google's specification for crawlable webapps, we use #! to indicate that it's a AJAX application such that we can serve a static page to Google ...
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Should we have two copies of the same content or do a redirect?

We are a web app for icons and we've got 2 versions of our app: Old one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/icons/#!/73/home New one with icon URLs like http://icons8.com/web-app/73/Home Both ...
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Is it possible to purchase a domain name from Google to take advantage of their two factor authentication?

We are planning to purchase a domain name from Google. Somewhere I have seen GoDaddy.com and eNom.com are the Google's partner. So can I purchase domain from Google? The reason for purchasing from ...
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DMOZ Link SEO Benefit Dead in 2014?

I am considering buying a site listed with same niche as mine that is linked in DMOZ. It is a site dedicated for region. The link is 9 levels down from the root. I check the page rank of the page ...
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Google snippet customisation

Some months ago i created a website for a friend of mine. Now i want to do a little SEO on this website. Thing is, that when you search for this website on google, it looks like this: It is because ...
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How to view custom Google Analytics dashboards month-by-month

By default, the custom Google analytics dashboard widget which shows data in a timeline, shows the data on a day-by-day timeline. I would like to see the timeline data in a month-by-month view within ...
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Google AdSense is not reviewing the URL I submitted, using my local development URL instead

I'm very confused. I'm trying to get my site (let's just say www.example.com) approved for Google AdSense. I submitted the application using "www.example.com" and I got a reply from AdSense saying my ...
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Multiple Businesses at The Same Physical Address - SEO / Google Places

I was wondering what kind if there would be any negative effects to have multiple businesses having the exact same physical address on their website. Currently we have five businesses at the exact ...
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What should I do with videos which gets taken down by copyright claim?

I own a small video tube website, where users upload a specific kind of content. 1,000 videos have been uploaded so far. This morning I received copyright claim asking me to remove or disable access ...
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How to properly implement 300 Multiple Choices pages for SEO?

At the moment, when a URL isn't found, I'm serving a 404 page which shows a list of partially|fully matched alternative pages that the user is may looking for, without saying that is an error page. ...
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How does Google's SafeSearch affect SEO?

Sorry, I am using a profanity below. I am observing the following behaviour: SafeSearch ON, search "fucka": amazon.com is a first result. SafeSearch ON, search "a": amazon.com is a sixth result. ...
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Does Google support structured data in crawlable AJAX?

We've got a page, developed using AngularJS, that uses Pre-render as a service in order to serve static HTML to bots. This is using HTML5 mode in Angular, so the URLs look like standard urls. ...
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How to fix separate virtual hosts serving intermingled content?

I tried to search Google for one of my domains. I'm hosting multiple different websites on a VPS account, they are obviously sharing the same IP address. To my surprise, the search results on one of ...
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Is it possible to check Page Rank of a site without the Google toolbar?

I am just getting started in SEO, and I want to check the Page Rank of one of my sites. All google docs say to use their toolbar to check Page Rank. However I'm using Chromium. I could check with ...
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How can I see a graph of Google Play referrals on Google Analytics?

I am able to see the referrals in the referral flow section. but I cannot find them again anywhere else. I need to see stats about each referral over time. Any way to so this?