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link rel=“alternate” and hreflang : targeting country independently of language

The content of the website www.example.com is highly dependent on the country of the user, but not so much on his language. So far, the website is translate into two languages, "en" and "de", but it ...
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Comparison of phrases containing the same word in Google Trends

If I compare three phrases in google trends : house sale house white house I get the following numbers: house -> 91 sale house -> 3 white house -> 2 The question is: Is "sale house" and ...
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Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?

I'm working as a bit of a webmaster for a guy that runs a network of backlinked websites to increase his PR for a couple of his eCommerce sites. I don't know much about them, I just know they generate ...
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Porting some of the contents to new site. Should I delete the old sitemap.xml?

I had a site with multiple blogs for eg www.mysite.com/gre, www.mysite.com/gmat What I have done is that ported the blogs to new site mynessite.com and set up a 301 redirect. The old content becomes ...
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Image Backlink Alt Text

Does Google use the image alt tag the same as anchor text for external back links or does it only use the alt tag for internal optimization?
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Most important keyword search in Google without result

I have read some similar questions but could not find an appropriate answer. The first two keywords (finca, Barbosa) for my site in Google Webmaster Tools keywords list are exactly what I expected. ...
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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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backlinks to our site are being ignored by google thus affecting our SEO

As a software developer company we do websites to our customers. In these websites we always put a link linking back to our site. However, we did today a Google search (link:http://example.com) to ...
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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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Changing server from US based to New Zealand based: the effect on our high ranking on Google?

We are in New Zealand but our site is hosted in the US. We rank on the first page for our products in Google for US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Japan and NZ. This is crucial for our business. WE ...
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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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How to hide powered by google in google sites

How to disable/remove Report Abuse|Powered By Google Sites in google sites at the bottom of the page. I have used some css attributes. but the sites says those attributes are not permitted.
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Can I check where my page shows for a certain sentence in a search box? [closed]

I was wondering if there is a way to check how my website's pages rank vs certain sentences typed into Google or even if they get displayed. I am pretty new to SEO so a slightly detailed answer is ...
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Google is ignoring my robots.txt

Here is content of my robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: /images/ Disallow: /upload/ Disallow: /admin/ As you can see, I explicitly disallowed all robots to index the folders images, upload ...
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Keyword Fluctating Wildly in Google Search [closed]

Position: 95 2014-09-10 13:17:35 Position: NOT FOUND 2014-09-10 09:17:14 Position: 101 2014-09-10 05:15:06 Position: NOT FOUND 2014-09-10 01:14:50 Position: 85 ...
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How can I find out what pages of my site are not indexed by Googlebot?

Google Webmasters Tools show that one of pages of my site isn't indexed (it was added to the sitemap about 2 weeks ago). How can I find out what page it is?
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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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SEO AJAX Calls for Google

I have a working WordPress site that contains a custom navigation and retrieves a page based on title. So what it looks like is, lets say I have a page called test and the user selects test on the ...
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How can i find the most popular searches in Google that contain my keyword? [closed]

How can I find a list of the most popular searches in Google that contain my keyword, E.g If I want the most popular containing "Paris" or "London"
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Best way to find out how many hits a site gets, without slow load times

I am building a translation website. One of my priorites is load times. Recently I added a Google Analytics tracking script, which provides exceptionally complex information about the site, but also ...
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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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PHP rounding issue [migrated]

We have a problem on our Google Shopping feed which seems to be a rounding issue. THis has caused Google to suspend our feed and the combined might of myself and 2 development agencies we use can not ...
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Are blocks of text that repeat on different posts considered duplicate content?

I optimized my links using a .htaccess and made sure there are no duplicate URLs, but what about the content? For example, if I have on a newsletter widget some text, an author paragraph, and some ...
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Can a change of all URLs to lower case with canonical from others cause traffic loss?

I've recently changed URLs to lower case. I'm also suffering from about 15% traffic drop from search engines, which started about a week after my change. Can this be related? This is what I've done. ...
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Is Googlebot case sensitive? Should I use a 301 redirect to choose a preferred URL case?

The Googlebot reports the following: Pages with duplicate meta descriptions /Default.aspx?p=2 /default.aspx?p=2 Should I use a 301 redirect from Default to default or vice versa? Is Googlebot ...
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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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“Publish date” custom variable in Google Analytics, how to search between two dates?

We have the two custom variables on our WordPress site: _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 1, 'pubDate', 'June 6, 2014']); _gaq.push(['_setCustomVar', 2, 'author', 'Sam']); The first variable is the date ...
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Does editing a Wordpress Theme from scratch affect SEO?

I'm a web designer and I'd like to make a custom wordpress theme for my upcoming blog. The template is already made in photoshop but I need a good starting point. I don't have too much experience with ...
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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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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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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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Google pushes my site to the top when I'm logged into Google

When I do a search for the product we sell, my site comes number 2 in Google. However, this only happens when I am searching while also logged into my Google account. If I start a private browsing ...
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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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Google Analytics Not Detecting Tracking Code

I installed google analytics tracking code on my website. It is not being detected on the google analytics app. I did notice though that the default url in the google analytics app is set to ...
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Removing the result from Google search

When I search google with my name. Site by person A comes up in the search result. But the page does not contain my name. How can I remove this site from the Google search result?
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Another website is mirroring and ranks above my site in search results

There is a site of ill-repute known as thedirty which has completely mirrored my site and now has links appearing on Google at the #1 spot using my content. I checked my log files and noticed that ...
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Content keywords are unimportant in Google Webmaster Tools

When I check Google Index > Content Keywords in Google Webmaster Tools, it shows lots of unimportant keywords like: to, is, are, from, in, on, we, you and etc. That's very natural these words are ...
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How to reactivate AdSense account?

My website was not approved on AdSense because of lack of content. Yes my mistake, but now I have added content and still do. But I can't find a way to resubmit the request to AdSense to be accepted ...
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Do I get penalized for hosting a blog in a subfolder? [duplicate]

First of all, I know this is an ongoing debate, I’ve read forums and seen different opinions but I’m still confused. Here’s my problem. I’ve started my website from scratch (design and code) and now ...
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Google Webmaster Tools no longer reports search queries now site has gone full HTTPS

After the recent announcement by Google that was speculated for a while in the SEO community, that sites that load over https (ssl) will be weighted slightly higher in the search algorithms, I quickly ...
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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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Google to index preferred sub-directory?

I have inherited a rather large site built with Magento. When visiting the site it redirects by default to website.com/usa using a Magento PHP function (not .htaccess). When searching for the site, ...
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Must-do regarding on site SEO [duplicate]

I read a lot of articles regarding on site SEO. I focused mostly on Yoast SEO recommendations (since i'm using Wordpress) and Google guidelines. Structured headings Optimized site speed Breadcrumbs ...
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Bingbot requests from Google IP address

We have some suspicious requests to our server, 74.125.186.46 - - [24/Aug/2014:23:24:11 -0500] "GET <url> HTTP/1.1" 200 16912 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; ...
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What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
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How do I fix the Google Webmaster Tools warning: “URL not followed?”

A few days after submitting my sitemap to Google, I received this warning: When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend ...
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Google PageSpeed, optimizing Google's own elements

I'm trying Google's PageSpeed online service Ironically, it's primarily highlighting Google's own services as something that needs improvement on my site 1) jQuery from Google: blocking. So I moved ...
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Google search does not show sub-pages from my website

My website appears in Google search, but only the first page. Of course I have sub-pages linked from the first page, but the sub-pages do not show in Google search. Not in Yahoo, not in Bing. What ...
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Directing crawlers to content in language per language sub-domain

I have a site with multilingual website with many pages (40M). The site has UGC, and each translation is actually for the titles. Each sub-domain points to the same content with different titles per ...
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Move old website with bad SEO to other domain: redirect or start from scratch?

I have an old website with very bad SEO and PR, but still with some visitors per-day. Lately I've rebuilt the app and the concept of it and I'm going to deploy everything in a new domain. I would ...