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Listings with keywords count as keyword stuffing / spamming?

I'm managing some "Hotel-Booking" projects where I get large lists with hotels. Let's say I want my main keywords to be "Foo-Town hotels" and I've around 180 hotels in that city. I already cut this ...
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Google images directing to url with Escaped Fragment

I'm running an ajax website with images and using Google's guidelines for ajax webistes. My site is indexed correctly in Google's web search. But in image search the _escaped_fragment_ appears in the ...
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How to SEO one “routing” image URL to multiple canonical image URLs?

Background: I am developing a web service that will provide tooltips to fan sites for collectible gaming cards. The potential traffic and bandwidth is substantial. As this is a free service, I want ...
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Google search results not showing my events rich snippets but does in test tool

When I search on "tennessee basketball tournaments", I see my result, but my events dont show up. I believe I did everything right since this is an ajax page, but I tell Google that ...
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Get aggregated view of data for entire website with Google Analytics

I have a website (www.ayrshireminis.com), which has three main sections under different directories, these are: /forum /galleries /contact I would like to have an aggregated view of the data for ...
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How long for Google to index all site maps?

We recently uploaded new sitemaps, as the old ones were out of date and we've also upgraded our forum which changed the URLs of a lot of our website (we're 301 redirecting of course). We uploaded the ...
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Why doesn't Google capitalize a page title in the search results?

In the search results my client's website first sub-listing is not correctly displayed like the titles of other pages, despite using the same structure method in making the pages. Why does this occur ...
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Is it a bad idea to allow mulitple ways to get a product on a site?

I am building a site where we will sell products etc. Currently the url to get to a product is like so "Store/Store_product_page/The product_ID" or "Store/Store_product_page/The product_title" I have ...
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My Domain Name Appears Twice in Most of My URLs

I've recently been adding some backlinks to other articles within my site. I don't know if it's this that is now causing me a problem. I now notice that Google has indexed my sites pages again but ...
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how to remove the old urls from google search and replace new urls? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked here, and here before , But I have problem with answers, so here is mine : I have changed my urls structure ( not my domain ), and I want google to remove the ...
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Debugging “Flex error #1001” in Google results

In the little summary extract which Google displays about pages from a site I administer, there's frequently a Flash error message: Page Title www.example.com/.../Slug_of_the_page Flex ...
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Can inbound links through template-based layouts result in penalties?

So obviously link building is encouraged as long as it is natural, organic and has meaningful links with content relevant to your site. Obviously with the constant release of new updates to ...
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URL Removal - Incorrect URL

I have recently updated a website for a friend and found that the WordPress 'Hello World' page was showing in Google results. I used the URL removal tool and asked for this to be removed, however it ...
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Google site search: customizing with rich snippets

I am considering adding Google site search to my eCommerce site. However, I wanted to have the results displayed as nicely as possible, ideally with an image. Is it possible to have rich snippets ...
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How can I prevent Google mistakenly offering to translate a page?

Several of my site's pages are appearing in search results with [Translate this page] next to it. When I click that it takes me to Google Translate and translates my page "from Catalan to English". ...
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Legal pages showing up in our Google Sitelinks

Our Terms of Service page (oursite.com/terms) is persistently showing up as the first of our Google Sitelinks, despite repeated demotions over the course of many weeks and the fact that we have plenty ...
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Should the English website use href=“x-default” when it doesn't auto-redirect to the user's language or country?

For each URL on my site, I'm auto-redirecting according to header accept language. The site arch is English version: http://mydomain.com/page Spanish version http://es.mydomaina.com/page etc.. The ...
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Does Google counts backlinks from homepage to inside pages?

I have a site with good PR and my inside pages are getting increase of PR, but they don't have links pointing to them, only from my homepage. Does that means that Google counts ALL links on my ...
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Is the structure of my site's navigation (via price/service tables) considered 'Duplicate Content' by Google?

As I'm building my business website, I'm using service/price tables at the bottom of each service page to demonstrate to customers/potential clients my other offerings. Of course, given that there are ...
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Forst steps to make a project visible [closed]

Recently I launched some web project for musicians. Considering that: It is really optimized for search engines. Dynamic pages, sitemap, etc. - are up and running. It is indexed by Google. Google ...
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Google has indexed our archives

Upon first submitting our sitemap, we didn't take into account the index of archive pages. With 50,000 articles, we're seeing lots of archive pages results (i.e. News (Page 40 of 876)) Since then ...
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What kind of increase can I expect from improving site speed

I have a pretty slow site. This is what WMT measured: Now I know speed is a factor in SEO, but considering it is very difficult to make the site faster, I'm trying to evaluate the ROI of this effort. ...
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Incorrect Dates for Downloable files in Google Snippets

We have a website which create publications and newsletters. In most (if not all) the search results for our downloadable files, the Google snippets show dates which are less than when those files ...
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Google Analytics conversion tracking - referrals from payment provider

I have a question regarding conversion tracking using Google Analytics. My client uses an external payment service provider - SecureTrading. Problem: All website visitors who would like to make a ...
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Replacing url parameters tool usage with canonical / robots.txt to avoid crawl time

For a long time I've been getting Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs warnings, which I know don't necessarily indicate there is a problem, but I am trying to reduce the amount of links ...
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Transferring Email to Google Apps - Timing

I did a site for a client a few months back. Hosting & email was setup through Dreamhost VPS. Hosting has not been an issue, but email has become increasingly dodgy. Long story short, they want to ...
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Google Structured Data Testing Tool - organization error seems to contradict their guidlines

Google Structured Data Testing Tool is giving this error: Error: This information will not appear as a rich snippet in search results, because it seems to describe an organization. Google does ...
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Does amount of URL parameters affect SEO?

I've recently just finished building a small website and created friendly URLS using IIS7.5' rewrite module. The site has now been passed to the client's SEO guy and he says the friendly URL format ...
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Does the Instant Preview in Google webmaster tools takes Robot.txt in account?

Is that the way to go If I want to visually see what the googlebot see? I'm trying to check a folder which I have just blocked in my robots.txt. If I fetch the folder as google bot, It fetches ok, ...
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Single page not appearing in Google Search

Description I have a static franchise website which has various sub pages each dedicated to an individual franchisee. For each franchisee the page, the only thing slightly similar between all of ...
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Different blocked URLs stats in Google Webmaster Tools

Just want to know I got different blocked URLs stats at Google Webmaster Tools. I blocked entire site for revamp and latest builds implementation. Here are different stats Under Health tab > Blocked ...
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Transfer ownership of abandoned Google Analytics account

The web team of a new client was fully responsible for the client's Google Analytics account, meaning the client didn't keep records of the account. Now that that web team has gone under we are trying ...
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Customising Google Maps breaks highway label blocks

I'm trying to customise a Google map to use shades of a particular colour. It's working nicely except the blocks that contain major road names / numbers is illegible. I've figured out how to target ...
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Can't get site to rank in Google [duplicate]

I have recently been doing some work on my website, which was not ranking for the key phrase kennels for sale. I did quite a lot of 'basic' stuff - submitting to Google, XML sitemap, preferred ...
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Gmail signature with an image is randomly displayed automatically

When I setup an Email signature for a client on a Gmail account, the image is not being displayed when I look at it on my own Gmail account, but with other Gmail accounts it works. I tried different ...
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Social Referral - Weebly

I'm getting a lot of my social referrals from "weebly" which is not a social media site. Also the number of new users is zero. I'm guessing this is myself. My question: Why does GA count Weebly as a ...
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Which MIME type to compress? and what If I omit the `type` attribute from the HTML?

Per my request, my webhost had turned mod_deflate ON. In my Cpanel I now have an "Optimize Website" button. Inside that menu I could either choose: "Compress all content" or "Compress the specified ...
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Embedding Google Transliterator (input tools) in my site. Help please?

I want a transliterator (google's) to be embedded in my site. I tried embedding it, I succeeded mostly. It is giving result but it is not showing all available translations for a word typed on typing ...
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Can Googlebot read CamelCase file names?

This has been a question I have been wondering for quite some time now. Can Googlebot, and other search engine crawlers, read file names (such as images) that are in CamelCase? For example, if I ...
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Google showing meta descriptions from other pages in the SERPs

Recently I added some content to my website and submitted a sitemap files to Google. Now that Google has indexed those pages, I discovered that some of words and sentences that are listed in Google ...
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Is link building still a factor for getting rank in Google?

Is link building still a major factor for good ranking in SERP’s of Google?
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Do your 'fetch as google bot' allowances refresh?

in google webmaster tools you can fetch as google bot - which you can do 500 times, and you also have submit to index that you can do 10 times, do these allowances refresh or are they for the life of ...
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GA Source/Medium/Campaign for QR or typos

I'm doing an experiment for a realtor with a single property sites (e.g. 123address.com) and we want to track the various traffic sources but confused on the GA terminology agentsite.com featured ...
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How to show different pages based on keyword search in Google?

Whenever I search with any keyword of my website it showing only the homepage result, why not it showing the related page for that keyword. For example: if I search with keyword Properties For Rent ...
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Building a funnel retroactively in Google Analytics

I have a issue with trying to devise a funnel in Google Analytics. I am not looking to create a goal funnel, as I am looking to do it retroactively on my data so I need to either do the crunching ...
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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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How do I see the exact position of my website in google SERP? [duplicate]

Whenever I search with keyword in my computer, it shows my website in first page and in reality(other computers) it is not showing what I see in my computer, I understand that this is because of I ...
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How can I make these Google Analytics numbers add up? (Frequency & Recency)

Here's a screen shot from Google Analytics. It's my last months traffic, and this is the 'Frequency & Recency' tab. So I believe that if I add up all the numbers under 'visits' I get 11,432, ...
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SEO : Understanding Duplicate Content & Low Quality Content

We know that content of each page should be unique and useful for users. Google will penalize thin websites with low quality content and duplicate content. What I want to know is what is the exact ...
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In Google Adwords the impressions and clicks are not detailed according to keyword

Exactly as it says in the title. Even though I have thousands of impressions and a few dozen clicks, it is not detailed according to keyword. Any ideas of why this may be? In other words, I would ...