A reference to another webpage that the user can follow (click on) to access that document.

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What does it mean if Google has its own links to your page displayed in Google Webmaster Tools?

I am just curious about the following: When viewing links to my site in Google Webmaster Tools I see all my usual links, but recently something I find strange has popped up: Google itself is ...
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Is it a good practice to make low quality links un-crawlable to increase link juice?

Is it a good practice to make low quality links(usually we put no-follow but also divides link juice) un-crawlable(for search engine spiders) to increase link juice to all other do-follow links? if ...
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Should I redirect non-existing m.example.com links if they are appearing in Google search results?

I was wondering if it is worth it to redirect non existing m.example.com links that are being displayed in Google, or if it is better to just delete these from Google (if that is possible)?
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Is it OK for SEO to host product manuals from the manufacturer myself, or should I link externally?

I run an eCommerce website and I have been thinking about adding PDF downloads to my product pages. These manuals and product sheets are typically hosted by the product manufacturer, though not all ...
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Wordpress social icons not linking to social media account?

I'm new to WP so maybe I'm looking at the wrong place but- I have social icons at the top of my website (as is default by the WP Theme). I want the icons (FB, Twitter, YT, Linkedin, Skype) to link to ...
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Is linking to primary sources or secondary sources better for SEO?

Okay, so here is a question based on my old-school journalism training/knowledge versus my modern web developer knowledge. Does using primary sources for a linked URL versus a secondary source have ...
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Pages can't be crawled, common denominator is :80 after the .com

I have 37 links showing up as uncrawled and each looks like this: https://www.webpage.com:80/page Based on the urls listed, this is from when we had a company redesign our webpage. They show old page ...
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Should query string parameter values in a URI have single quotes around them?

I'm passing variables through the URI string, like this: example.com?a=first&b=second Everything works as intended, but when I pass the source code through the W3 validator, it's flagging them ...
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Can generating static links via javascript be legal and recognized?

I have a page of photo thumbnails on my site. On the page, a large number of links are grouped together consecutively, and the links take up at least 1/2 the HTML code size. Here's an example: ...
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Website being bombarded by non-existent URLs

I noticed a newly registered domain is being hit by non-existent URLs like /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /2015/150728.html etc... It's being hit for thousands per day which ...
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Internal Links With Just File Name [duplicate]

Just a simple question. Which internal link is better? <a href="sales.php" title="....">....</a> <a href="http://domain.com/sales.php" title="....">....</a>
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Search result URL as permanent link

Is it OK to have a dynamically generated result page, like Google Search result page for a specific query, put in your own website as a permanent link. For example: I search for "IT Ebooks" and copy ...
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Site-wide footer external link - is it a risk?

I want to do link exchange with another site, he is offering me footer site-wide link to my site. This site has about 50 indexed pages on Google, this site has strong SEO data that can help my site. ...
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Control internal page ranking

My website posses a search engine linking to for example www.mysite.com/s/gaming/ where gaming is the words being searched. I also have pages for each of my categories, for example "Gaming". My ...
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Bad to Add External Link in the NavBar?

Is it considered a bad practice to have external links in the navbar of a website? In my case, I am thinking of selling some of my items on a new website that I previously sold on my current website. ...
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Is there a reliable broken links check for https websites built with angularjs?

Couldn't really a find a decent broken links checker for https website built with AngularJS! Mainly tested the following tools: W3C Link Checker Xenu's link sleuth But they couldn't capture ...
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Is hiding text in links bad if the links are icon fonts?

I've done a few quick SEO tests of a page and they all suggest "consider adding text to links". The links they were referring to are all social icons, and are displayed using icon fonts. I've read a ...
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Should URLs with UTF8 characters be encoded in HTML?

I'm thinking of names and stuff containing accented characters. E.g.is there a difference between: <a href="http://example.com/thing?name=forêt">link</a> and <a ...
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Are text links indexed by Google?

We know that text links do not pass PageRank or signals, but say a page A contains a text link (not wrapped inside <a> </a>) to a page B and there is no other link on the net to page B and ...
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How to link to 400 “static pages” like [example.com/action/X.php] from 1 dynamic link?

I'm using Dreamweaver and running a flash gaming site with 400 games. I was updating things to add meta-data (for SEO). I wasn't sure weather to go with dynamic metadata or static metadata. I have 1 ...
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After mod_rewrite the internal URLs are duplicated many times when crawling

I'm sure it is my mistake in mod_rewrite rules, but I can't seem to figure it out. I've set up the rules for my new site and all works perfect, unless - I try to create a sitemap. The URLs get ...
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How to link domains hosted on one hosting account

I have several different domains hosted on one hosting account and some of these domains are linked together not because I am trying to influence page rank but because they contain related content. ...
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Can Searchbots Find Web Pages That Aren't Linked To? [duplicate]

I have read this which claims that the listed search engines are not able to show the unlinked doc&XML in its results. My questions are Have any one else experimented like this? This information ...
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Outbound links in footer. Impact on SEO?

On one of my websites, the terms of conditions, rules and all the other standard notifications are stored on a "parent comany" website. So basically they are outbound links. Because they are in the ...
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Changing links on homepage - SEO

I have a website whose ranking is constantly fluctuating on Google. On a search for my site name I could be the ranked 1st at one moment, then 20th or so a matter of hours later! I have been tearing ...
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Is a redirect from a third-party site bad?

I'm doing backlink cleanup for a client, and came across a page with a suspicious-looking redirect to their site. The site is relevant to the content of my client's site, and linking domain's DA ...
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Should I put rel=“nofollow” on author link?

We have just launched a new ecommerce shop. At the very bottom there is an anchor linking to our company website (a little advertisement, if you like). The SEO experts told us to put rel="nofollow" to ...
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Internal Linkbuilding structure

How to avoid the "endless link juice flow" ? I know which is the ideal internal link structure, the pyramid like one but i wonder how does google handle the header buttons (the one in the layout) ...
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Flow content within anchor tags [duplicate]

Since HTML5, it is valid to have block elements within inline elements. So an <a> element can contain flow content which includes <div>, <img>, <h1>, <h2>, etc. <a ...
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Are links from Guestbook especially Main-iGB useful for SERP ranking?

I had noticed that many webmasters on health sites are creating so many links in guestbook, specially Main - iGB sort of guestbooks. These looks like do folllow link, should I also filled over hundred ...
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Facebook: Add call to action button for downloading app without deeplinking

I would like to add a call-to-action button on my Facebook page, that will be linked to an app in the user's relevant app store (iOS Appstore or Android Play Store). However, Facebook only allows a ...
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PDF file sizes when attached to a webpage article and hosted on own server

When you host a PDF on your own website and server, and then link to that PDF in an article, does the size of the PDF file matter? Or is the size only a factor when clicked, because of the time it ...
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When there are two links to home page (logo and navigation) how should it be optimized for search engines?

How to SEO optimize when there are 2 links to home page: Logo image linked to homepage. Navigation bar text (categories) linked to homepage. There are also 2 links to contact page with different ...
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Help to remove spam links leading to 404 page

One day my site was hacked. Someone inserted spam pages to my site. I resolved the issue, cleaned database, protected login area etc. But these links are still present in all search engines including ...
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SEO relevance of sitewide link to own homepage

Most websites link from every page to the frontpage via a href placed in a logo or home button. I'm maintaining this website where there isn't such a link per se. Navigation to the homepage is done ...
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Strange URLs st.aspx and ct.html in Webmaster Tools

Why would Google Webmaster Tools include these strange URLs as URL Errors? I don't have them linked anywhere, and when I click "Linked from" I just get the no-www variants of the same URLs: st.aspx ...
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Is the nofollow attribute present in reddit links?

All SEO articles I've read on this subject claim that reddit links are nofollow. I am not questioning that information, but I would like to know how these folks are able to verify that reddit links ...
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links per page and page size limits [duplicate]

This is a setup I have on my site photo directory pages: On the desktop site, Users can choose to select one from a maximum of 100, 200 or 500 photo thumbnails per page. I feel now at the rate ...
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What is a toxic link?

I asked a similar question a few months back about when does a good link become toxic? but this time I'm asking "what is a toxic link?". You read all over the internet that you should disavow your ...
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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 ...
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Many links with {{link}} appearing in search results

Search results started showing many links to my site include {{link}} in various places. Sometimes at the end, say mydomain.com/dir/page/{{link}} and sometimes in the middle. Any idea how could this ...
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How to have my GoDaddy hosted domain name take me directly and automatically to my blog

I have a website on GoDaddy. I have WordPress downloaded on a directory called blog. I would like so that when some one types my website name it takes it to the blog, but at the moment I have to type ...
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Are outgoing redirect links crawled and indexed?

I've seen a site linking to external sites like this : <a href="http://www.example.com/layouts/lorem/linktrackinglayout.aspx?redirUrl=http://www.othersite.com" target="_blank"> <img ...
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Keyword phrases and links

Does a link on a page add any value to the page that it is on or does it only add value to the page that it is linked to? For example, let's say I have a page targeted towards a certain industry like ...
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Sitemap is “pending” in Webmaster Tools after submitting an an unusually large number of links with it

I recently submitted to Google 17,000 links to businesses in my database. In the past I've only ever submitted 2 or 3 hundred. The sitemap has been listed in Webmaster Tools for the past five days ...
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Internal links don't work and accidentally link to landing page

Contributing for the first time in a website project and editing an existing website. One list item looks like this: <li>li class="public-nav hide" id="signup-nav"><a ...
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avoiding duplicate content on mobile at all costs

After thinking for numerous hours, I'm starting to think that google discovered duplicate content in a unique way. I have a website that presents photos. I have a desktop version and a mobile ...
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How does Google handle <link> elements in the <body>?

As I get from here, link tags can be used in the body as long as they contain Microdata. I understand how this may come handy for specifying all sorts of properties, e.g. from Schema.org: author, ...
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Why my internal links did not decrease in google webmaster tool?

I removed a tier 2 menu mouseover menu in order to decrease internal link, which is currently 1700. This is in reference to How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many ...
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Hiding links via AJAX on pages disallowed for indexation for SEO. Good or Bad & Why?

I have pages that I've disallowed in robots.txt and if I don't want those pages to leak link juice to external and internal links that appear on those pages. Questions: If I "hide" these links via ...