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Do website owners have a right to not allow linking their site from other sites?

You can search for this phrase on Google/Bing 'Hypertext or other links to this website are prohibited without the consent of …' and you'll see a very long list of companies that state the same about ...
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Hidden “< prev” and “next >” pagination links on first and last page respectively

I'm using the Yii Framework, with Bootstrap 3, and have noticed the default pagination behavior on the first and last pages is a little strange. On page 2 of 3 the links look like: < Prev | 1 | 2 ...
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Does styling links in the same way as non-clickable text affect seo?

I have a web design where a elements looks exactly like p elements. Pages may have many links so I want the links to look similar to normal text for readability reasons. Does this affect SEO in any ...
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Override page-wide meta-nofollow at link level [duplicate]

Can you override <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="INDEX, NOFOLLOW"> at link level using rel="dofollow" / rel="follow" / some other method? I know neither of those are semantic but is there another ...
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Are spaces in “href” valid?

Is <a href=" #id "> (note spaces) correct (X)HTML? Does it mean the same as <a href="#id">?
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Can a <link /> element's href attribute be relative?

Can I use: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="?l=en" /> to link pages with different languages for SEO (recommended for example by Google)? Can that URL be relative as in the example ...
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Can CSS cause a hyperlink to become inactive? [closed]

Please excuse me if this is the wrong site to post this type of issue to. However, after examining all of the Stack Exchange websites, this looked like the best one to post my question to: I came ...
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Is it bad to link internal URL with http?

I have couple of domains. One in the singular form and other in the plural. The singular one has more traffic and plural one is new and has a chance of getting visitors on the homepage. Both the ...
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Internal links to pages vs. sitemap.xml links to pages

I have a page that is not linked to from anywhere, but it is listed in sitemap.xml. It will be crawled and display in the SERP. Would it be preferable, from a SEO perspective, to have the page ...
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SEO difference of img and anchor tag

Lately I have the constant the struggle of images being too large for the x device or too small for the y device or too many for the z device. In reality, the problem is that, as long as there is an ...
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How can I stop search engines from crawling tel links?

I have a site that has a call now button for mobile device to directly dial from the site. This works fine, but I am getting errors on my SEO reporting tool. It is throwing errors for every page that ...
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How do I link to web pages with umlauts in their filename?

I am trying to create an HTML link to a web page hosted on an Apache server that contains umlauts (in my test case it is ä.html). So I tried the following in HTML: <a href='ä.html'>ä.html</...
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More internal vs. more external links

What is the effect of more internal than external links to a website? Is it something that should be avoided for good results, or rather attracts people to watch more of the site? Blogs, for example ...
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hreflang tags for language folders (in URL) - only when content is translated?

An SEOer that has some experience with TLDs and language folders told me the following: If you use language folders in site (like example.com/en/, for all English pages), I should also give hreflang ...
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Preventing a link on a page from being indexed and followed

I have read the post about how nofollow value impacts on crawlers/indexing. However the information from the post answers end on 2012. In my case, a have a file page that is indexed by Google. On ...
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Multilingual site, links to homepage

Basically, I have two sites, each for separate language: example.com (for EN readers) example.pl (for pl_PL readers) Data on these sites is not exactly the same, so I cannot link one subpage from ...
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Could a page with 300+ links be penalized by Google?

I have an HTML page with unique content (text, images) that contains also a calendar component at the bottom of the page. The calendar markup contains 365 anchor elements that have different URLs and ...
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Does linking to dead resources give you a SEO penalty?

I've been wondering about this for a while, but cannot find any articles on it. When your website contains a dead link to a resource that is either not there any more, or was never there to begin with,...
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What's the point of hiding self-linking in comments?

On this site, there are links of related articles as usual, and underneath, comments. Some of them are linking to the same kind of articles on the same site, but using false users with a personal ...
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In terms of SEO, what are the pros and cons of using dot notation in links?

In terms of SEO, is there a best practice for writing the following relative links: href="./foo" href="foo" What about href="../../../foo"? Is that "difficult" for a bot to follow? I see most ...
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Using the <strong/> tag as a call to action

I'm creating a subscription page and there are four packages available for purchase. At the bottom of the package description there's a button link to Learn More about the package. In general, is it ...
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Is it good to have HTML tags between anchor tags?

The code used is: <a href="%viewurl%?download=%title%"><div class="m"> <table><tr><td width="104px"><img class="thumb" src="%thumburl%" height="100px" width="100px" ...
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Is text in a link crawable

I have a product box that is encapsulated in a hyperlink so that the entire box is clickable. Within this box I have text about the product (e.g. product name, price, etc). However, as the text is ...
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Best practice how to specifiy the link's destination

In my website, I have many files such contact.php, about.html etc. Right now I can call those file in my site by two methods. Method 1: <a href="http://www.example.com/contact.php">Contact&...
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Legalizing an internal hyperlink with adsense

I think the problem with me making money with adsense is the way my links are crafted. Here's an example in code of how I crafted a link on my mobile site for the second image in the image viewer. ...
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Does Googlebot crawl items that look like URLs in HTML5 data-* attributes?

Google is discovering some URLs in GWT which I'm surprised it could discover. The only place these are linked from are as follows: <li class="multiselect__item" data-key="filter__brand--...
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SEO: Using media queries to hide links

I've heard lots of discussion around Google and hidden text. My problem is similar but involves links. My website's footer is pushed for space at mobile screen size. I could really do with using ...
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Can I include title for an HTML5 a element?

Can I add title attribute for "a" element in HTML5? The spec does not mention title attribute for "a" element here http://www.w3.org/TR/html-markup/a.html, so for example, would it be valid to use &...
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Parsing all the links of the internet for a backlink checker [duplicate]

A backlink checker service for being accurate, it should parse all the sites of the internet, which it should be some zettabytes, let alone the processing time it needs for doing all the parsing (and ...
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links aren't clickable

On this webpage, I can't click the navigation items on the left. There is no layer laid over the top. I can't see what is preventing a click.
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Unwanted hyperlinks containing 'msocom1' inserted into my WordPress content

I have found several unwanted nonsensical hyperlinks inserted into unpublished content on my website (self-hosted WordPress). Four of these are to "#_msocom_1". Googling on "#_msocom_1" returns 519 ...
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Proper format to markup article author for Google rich snippets and HTML5

The Google guideline Author information in search results tells us that we need to use the following format to link to the article author: <a href="[profile_url]?rel=author">Author</a> ...
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Creative Commons License style

i generated a creative commons license for my website, they gave me a code to put into my website html. The code is somenthing like: <a href="tolicense">creative bla bla <img src="creative....
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Does link with rel=“me” attribute provide any link juice advantage?

On my Squidoo profile page I found my websites's link is in a rel="me" attribute. Does this attribute provide any link juice advantage to my website?
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Apostrophe turning out as a '6' instead of a '9'

You know how with "quotation marks" -- with some fonts, the first mark in the set is shaped like the digit '6' and the last mark in the set is shaped like the digit '9'... …and an apostrophe is ...
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how can I find out which websites are linking to mine?

How can I have a RSS of new sites that link to mine? I would like to know which sites are linking to us. Is there any way to do that?
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Is this a link scheme? If so, what to do? what problems can i face?

I was asked to remodel a website, and decided to check its rank on alexa. Surprisingly, there are many, many different websites linking to it, none relevant. One particular thing about it is that ...
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Difference between linking to specific page or folder

Is there a difference between linking to www.example.com/site/index.html and www.example.com/site/ since it'll point to the same page? I point everything i can to a folder on my website, i just think ...
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From text navigation links to rollover images - SEO/Google Sitelinks concerns

I operate a web site that is very well indexed by Google. We hit all our keyword targets pretty much and rank really well. We have Google sitelinks etc. For the last couple of years I've been using ...
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What effect does using Schema.org's “significantLinks” property on anchors have for SEO and what is the ideal use?

I'm practicing application of Schema.org. Anyone who's browsed the documentation there knows that there's a lot of need for improvement for more clear understandings on use for each property. My ...
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Breadcrumb dilemma: SEO impact of linking to the current page

I am updating the breadcrumb module of a commerce website, implementing Schema.org. My dilemma is about showing the last page: Product name on breadcrumb or not? Should that be an active link to ...
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why are red hyperlinks red on hover? [closed]

when we create a hyperlink on a website or cms, why does it default to on hover red with a text decoration of underline? Is there a specific SEO reasoning behind an on hover red hyperlink? I have ...
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Old content, new URL's, how to keep the old URL's still working? 301 redirects? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to tell google that i have changed my website urls? I don;t know how to ask the question but situation is this. I have the old site with a lot of content that has ...
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Anchor tag inside <h1> or <h1> inside achor tag: which is better?

I am trying to use <h1> tags on my blog for the post title and came across one problem. Title is hyperlinked. Case 1: <h1> <a href=""> xyz </a> </h1> case 2: <a ...
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Most acceptable way to show hyper link file type to the web page user?

I want to show the user that a hyperlink links to a PDF file (or Word/PowerPoint etc.). Here are some methods I've considered: Farming Report (PDF) Farming Report (PDF, 52K) Alternatively, ...
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Should plus be encoded in mailto: hyperlinks?

When placing an email address with an address tag (aka sub-addressing) in a mailto hyperlink … <a href="mailto:username+foo@example.com">mail us now!</a> … should the plus ...
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Website image/link/url checker

Is there any sufficient software or tools to use to check website on below aspects Images sizes Sometimes some images were uploaded very big without knowing, this causes bandwidth and speed ...
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Domain masking (and simple page links)

How do you set up the domain (I'm using GoDaddy) to mask the server URL but to append the sub-page link. I'm thinking something like the Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/something (or, if it would ...
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When linking pages, does google give higher value to href=“http://www.mydomain.com” than href=“/”?

When linking pages does Google give higher value to: <a href="http://www.mydomain.com"> </a> Vs. <a href="/"> </a>? I am wondering because I have heard that (for SEO) it ...
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Overriding link action with ajax - SEO

If I override default link href with onclick and ajax, for example link <a href="/mypage">, so onclick I load mypage through ajax, if javascript is disabled, or its a text browser or bot, I let ...