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Why is Google downloading binaries from my web site and using bandwidth?

Since about mid-August 2014, several Google servers have been downloading all of the (very) large binary files on my web site, about once a week. The IPs all show as owned by Google, and look like ...
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Links on Google result list with unnecessary parameters

I have a website that uses .htaccess to turn the parameterized URLs into a folder pattern based URL For example : www.example.com?lang=de&cat=mycategory becomes www.example.com/de/mycategory ...
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Removing business information from all sorts of business directories [on hold]

The business website is listed on a lot of directories, most of which we did not authorize. We attempted to contact and remove all the listings and were somewhat successful, but some websites don't ...
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Is it bad to have both www and the naked domain indexed in Google? Should both be added to webmaster tools?

Currently when searching on Google, the www.example.com version will appear as opposed to example.com. I realize that isn't a big deal, however it made me wonder if I should do some of the same ...
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Having issues getting new pages indexed in Google

We are having issues getting our new pages crawled by Google and cannot figure out why. We've done lots of research and are still having trouble finding answers. Here's some information regarding our ...
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SEO impact of dynamically serving cropped images based on device type

I have a website and try to optimize it regarding device size. Due to a large image slider on the front page I could halve the size by serving smaller images for mobile devices (via simple user-agent ...
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Google Calendar feed issues? [on hold]

Are you experiencing Google Calendar feed issues? Looking at the help group, it appears many are. In my case, I can see my calendars and open them in a Google calendar, but my gcal script that pulls ...
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Does hiding some content with CSS hurt SEO when “Read more” is used to show the rest? [duplicate]

I have content that is hidden by these css height: 220px; overflow: hidden; which content height is problably about 1000px, so no display: none is used on the page. I hide it because below that are ...
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How important are Google+ reviews when ranking a website?

There are a few things that come into this question that's based around Google+ reviews (formerly Google places). I have always been advised to get as many reviews as possible on my Google+ business ...
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Impact of domain name coinciding with other popular domain

I have a website whose name coincides with another popular domain. Meaning if you add two letters at the end of my website name, you get the name of already popular domain. After registering and ...
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Two WordPress Blogs on Same Domain - How to add SiteMap?

I have a two WordPress blogs on same domain. Ex : example.com -- 0ne WordPress installation and example.com/tutorials -- another WordPress installation example.com has very less content(As well as ...
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Does having a site devoted to entirely different topics effect SEO ranking?

I have my website divided into several sub-folders i.e www.mysite.com/dogs www.mysite.com/cats www.mysite.com/submarines www.mysite.com/art . . . Each with different layout and high quality ...
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How to fix 404 error on Google webmaster tools? [duplicate]

I added a forum for my WordPress blog. Then I removed it. I removed that directory from Google web master tools. But still it shoes 1000+ 404 errors. :-( How to fix it?
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When choosing an SSL certificate, what is the minimum encryption level needed to benefit from Google's HTTPS ranking signal?

In August, Google announced HTTPS as a ranking signal. But in order to benefit from this ranking factor, you need to use a 2048-bit encryption. I have only seen websites with 128-bit and 256-bit ...
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Are there any free keyword database providers? [closed]

I wonder if there are any free databases. I found this perfect database but it is not free: http://www.xedant.com/databases/english I need at least 10 millions keywords.
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Are there any free keyword databases? [closed]

I want to build a long tail keyword database (with search phrases that has <500 monthly search volume) I found this but it is not free: http://www.xedant.com/databases/english I wonder if there ...
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How can I copy events from a Google Calendar from a certain span of time onto a new Google Calendar? [migrated]

I hold an executive position in an organization that uses Google Calendar and I use one for personal use. I had simply synched the position's calendar to my own and have been using that for a year. I ...
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Google remarketing tag on Wordpress site: can't find the CDATA comment

I have been struggling fixing the CDATA comment problem every time I inserted Google remarketing tag on our Wordpress e-commerce site. I Google tag assistant says it can't find the CDATA comment. For ...
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Sudden decrease in pages crawled per day (from 20k/day to 300/day) [duplicate]

I've seen large drops before (like the drop mentioned in this question), but I've never seen a drop like this before and am concerned that something is seriously wrong with our site's relationship ...
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Why isn't Google Webmaster Tools reporting this backlink?

Index page <html> <head> <title>Links</title> <meta name="robots" CONTENT="index, follow" /> </head> <body> <div ...
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Is it unusual for Google to take more than five days to include a new site in the search index?

I recently launched a brand new website. It's a travel guide with around 260 unique pages with lots of newly written content and unique images. I submitted the site to Google 5 days ago and at the ...
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How far does Google go to check duplicate content

A long paragraph exactly matching the same duplicate on another URL can be detected by Google. But I'm curious about content in a table with rows order changed. Though the text will not match in ...
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Why does Google give different results based on country code for same set of keywords?

I live in Luxembourg so my business website should target Luxembourg but also regions of France which are near to Luxembourg. My website is hosted on servers located in Paris, France - mostly because ...
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Would 1000 links on the home page be preventing internal pages from ranking well?

We have a webpage with links to 1000 internal pages (scientific paper abstracts). Google indexed the site as can be verified by their Webmaster Tools but the site is practically non-visible if you ...
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Should I disavow blogs?

I have a retail site who has been hit by a algorithmic change within Penguin recebntly. It is referenced within many blogs in both review and list formats without adding the nofollow. They are ...
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About my site's Google search result? [duplicate]

Can someone explain to me how to achieve this, when my site appears in Google search result: I hope the picture "says" enough, because I'm not sure I know the right expressions to describe what I ...
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how to add dropdown menu with Cached, Similar, Share options

Anyone please let me know, how to add similar menu in Google search result and why it is needed. Please see the below pic for better understanding.
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Google Analytics Query Explorer OR AND logic

I use the following link to create queries for the Core Reporting API of Google Analytics:https://ga-dev-tools.appspot.com/explorer/ Now I want to use a filter that filters out two types of traffic: ...
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Right way to check if a third party site has been banned by Google?

Is there a proper/reliable test to find out whether a third party site has been banned by Google? An old SO question mentions using: site:PLACE_URL_HERE Is this a reliable option? Someone has ...
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What's up with the `- <string>` in Google search result

I recently did a google search of an article I wrote and this is what I see: If I am not wrong the string behind - should be the title of the original website, which is never "v1.0". Actually, ...
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google excluding site for queries for it's exact name

I have a client site with a unique name (not just the FQDN, but the company name that the site is for) that simply will not appear for Google searches using the company name. It's a very simple and ...
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How demote multiple site links or prevent Google adding any of a page type?

I have a website with lot of member profile pages such as: /profile-1.html /profile-2.html /profile-3.html /profile-4.html ... How can I tell Google not add these profiles in site links? There are ...
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AJAX crawling scheme & redirects

I am about to implement Google's AJAX crawling scheme so for every single pretty URL on my site (apart from the homepage) there will be an equivalent ugly one using _escaped_fragment_ . This means ...
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How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website?

How to properly/semantically markup a scientific publication list on a simple XHTML website? E.g. those Google markup guides only talk about dates, reviews, etc. Is there something for those typical ...
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How can I prevent Facebook from considering Google drive links unsafe on my website?

On my small website I've recently began using Google Drive as content delivery network. This is to solve resource usage issues with my provider. This worked well, but I'm confused because Facebook ...
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How to stop Google Webmaster Tools from emailing me about a removed domain?

I have an old site that I used to manage through Google Webmaster Tools, which I have since abandoned (took down website and no longer own the domain). I deleted the site from my webmaster tools ...
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How do product resellers get round the duplicate content problem?

We have a customer who is the local distributor or reseller for a German-based supplier. The products are high quality and beautiful images, videos and elegant English-language text are made ...
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How do i get Google to crawl and associate foreign content with my site?

We have an HR application that is hosted by the supplier. There are recruiting functionality in it including a publicly available client so people can apply for jobs. We are iframing this clients ...
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Update and republish wordpress post. SEO penalization?

I'm currently working on improving some old posts, adding content, notes and so... I plan to publish them again on every update so it is showed again in the homescreen with the new date. Do you know ...
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Monitor and alert when events have ended [closed]

So I work for a private school, and we have only three I.T. Techs that take care of the entire campus/buildings, as well as the security systems and website. After trying to search google, I haven't ...
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How to tell google to direct mobile searches to the proper url

I have created a mobile version for each page of my website and I also try to detect mobiles from the Agent string. But for cases that I fail to properly detect a mobile, the user can force the mobile ...
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Fetch as google: Unreachable Error Message [duplicate]

A few days ago i changed my website CMS from vbulletin to MyBB 1.8.0 and all URLs structure changed, now I've encountering a very strange problem with "Fetch as Google"! Google can fetch my website ...
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Can Google crawlers/googlebot read CSS content in before and after elements?

I have a div and I am placing some text in it via content in :before and :after. Can Google crawlers read this? Example: div:after { content: 'This is from CSS'; display:block; } Working ...
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Is cloaking your site for disqus comments good for SEO? [duplicate]

I use "disqus" as the commenting platform on my website. There is quite a bit of SEO relevance for the comment content but since its generated through JAVASCRIPT. I can't get the best of it. Can I use ...
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Search traffic droped with HTTPS implementation

We have launched https version of site at 6 oct. After few days (8 oct.) google dropped 40% of normal search traffic, and more 20% within next 2 days. SSL sertificate was bought from GoDaddy, and ...
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How do I increase my search engine ranking? [duplicate]

I have been in the web optimization biz for a while now. What are some good improvements I can make on my website to increase my rankings.
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Any consequence in using a subdomain instead of a stand alone domain

I am trying to find out the best route to take with a multi-tenant environment that will share the same code base on a server and still get good SEO. I can either do football.exposurevents.com or go ...
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What should I do with my 2 Domains

I have a main domain www.example.com We currently are in the process of changing domains to www.example2.com but I really want to keep the existing domain working. I have set up the webserver ...
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How can I get Google to index content that is written into the page with JavaScript?

I have a website that focuses on charts and graphs. The graphs on the site are drawn using JavaScript, but contain keywords that I would like to have indexed. For example, here is a screenshot of ...
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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. ...