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How to use rel='canonical' properly

I have 3 URLS that serve the same data: www.example.com/product/foo www.example.com/product/foo?id=1 www.example.com?product=foo For Google's sake I want the URL www.example.com/product/foo to be ...
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How to restrict the download of all files in a folder?

I have several .pdf files, which should be viewed on my website by clicking a link on a page. But when a pdf file opens, in the address bar the directory where all .pdf files reside is visible. So if ...
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Is the title attribute (not tag) important to SEO?

The title attribute is an HTML standard element available across most tags. e.g. <li><a title="Widgets listed by household function" href="/widgets/by-function.html">by Function</a&...
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Absolute vs relative links

Our site's navigation links are currently in relative form: <a href="/section"> The SEO company I mentioned in my previous question recommends we change them to absolute links: <a href="...
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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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Strange incoming links appearing on site statistics

Last year, I started a small blog on wordpress.com. Most of my blog posts are about computational statistics. When I look at the site stats, I've noticed a number of strange incoming links. Usually, ...
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Thousands of 404 errors in Google Webmaster Tools

Because of a former error in our ASP.Net application, created by my predecessor and undiscovered for a long time, thousands of wrong URLs where created dynamically. The normal user did not notice it, ...
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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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How many links (internal) is too many?

Let's have some fun shall we?? At the bottom of the content for about 1/3rd of my pages, but not in the footer, I create an internal link for each related IP address to the page on my site for that ...
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Web designer's link back to own website (rel=“designer” / rel=“nofollow”)

I read somewhere that web designers' habit of placing a default "follow" link in the footer of their client websites is bad for SEO. Is this true? If so, should we use rel="nofollow" instead. I ...
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Is link building a white hat SEO activity?

Link building is the process of manually building links in any way possible to show the site in question as having more of a value to search engines than it did previously. Therefore it's surely a ...
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Online dead link alert service

I'm looking for an online service that will periodically (daily) check for broken links on my site (~100 pages). I see lots of tools that you can download and run, and indeed have used such tools in ...
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Rel no follow on EVERY link?

Forgive me for asking such a simple question, I understand why you would want to rel nofollow untrusted links (forum posts, blog comments etc), but why would you not want to do it on EVERY link on ...
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How to detect broken external links and site wide spell checking?

I'm looking for known methods to scan our site and alert us of spelling errors and broken links. Our goals are basically to have something consistently checking the entire site for spelling errors and ...
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Wikipedia's effect on Google SEO

I've been researching new SEO trends for a few weeks now and I see alot of community buzz about Wikipedia pages effects on Google. For example: When I do a search on Lowe's or Macy's in Google: I ...
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Need advice on best strategy for removing these bad links

We recently took on a new client whose previous SEO company had partaken in some dodgy link building tactics. They appear to have done some blog comment spam, very poorly. The situation we are now ...
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Why won't title attributes get indexed in Google?

When I search for Ride On + my site's name, I see that it's indexed. But when I search for Green Horse + my site's name, I don't see my site appearing in the results anywhere! Here's my code: <td&...
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Fake Links Showing up in Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster tools is reporting a large increase in 'not found errors' on my site, and I see approximately 1700 'Not Found Errors over the past 2 months. All of them are for a url that is ...
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How should I study a competitor's off page SEO?

What are the things I need to do, and with what tools to know what a competitor has working for him/her off-page (free and paid tools -- please suggest both)? First of all, I'm supposing I want to ...
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What is the purpose of leading slash in HTML URLs?

I have noticed that some blogs posts have links using a value starting with / in the href. For example: <a href="/somedir/somepage.html">My Page</a> Does the leading / mean the path is ...
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Uses of LINK tag

The <link> tag appears to have many uses aside from stylesheets. For example the W3 suggest using it for previous/next/index pages. I know that Opera also has a Navigation toolbar that will ...
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Does Google value links to a page's named anchors (#) as equal to links to the page w/o the anchor?

Occasionally my site gets links directly to a sub-section of a page via a named anchor, e.g. /mypage.html#section1 Does Google give this link equal weight as a link to /mypage.html?
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Facebook like button in plain HTML, is it possible?

just a quick question, is it possible to create an FB Like button in plain HTML? I checked out the Like button code dircetly cerated by developers.FB but it's an <iframe src="http://www....
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Most used social bookmarking sites for sharing? [closed]

A lot of WordPress sites have a "share this post to xxx" link. I was wondering which "xxx" people click the most? A top 5 or something like that. I know Twitter and Facebook are in the list, but are ...
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Are there benefits of receiving external links from PR 0 or 1 sites for SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Effect of adding link from PR1 site to PR0 site? I'm thinking to do some link exchanges with PR0 or PR1 sites which have the related contents as my site. And my link will ...
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Do search engines index mailto and tel links?

I have a website that allows users to display their email address and contact number on their public profile page. These would be in link format, example: <a href="mailto:user%40email.com" title="...
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How can I see what Wikipedia pages link to my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I see what pages on the internet link to my site? According to webworth.info, my website is linked to within Wikipedia. Where in the world is that reference found ...
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Are SEO links from Facebook, Delicious, Digg useful to increase Google PR?

Does anyone know in his SEO experience if links coming from Facebook, Delicious, Digg are useful to increase PageRank on Google? I would say NO cause most of these links are nofollow and/or stored in ...
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Finding the Facebook post or page that links to my site

I am getting lots of traffic from Facebook, but the referrer looks like http://www.facebook.com/l.php?url=http://www.example.com/mypage.html I've also had this problem before with another page. ...
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Does an iframe count as a backlink to my domain?

I have the following situation: Iframe case web page www.notMyWebPage.com contains an iframe that points to my domain (the contents of the iframe are loaded from www.myWebPage.com) Link case web ...
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Unnaturally high number of links from domain

Please consider the following image, from Google Webmaster Tools I have these unnaturally high link counts coming in from lowish Page Rank Domains (MOZ Score 13) Is this natural? Is this hurting ...
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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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How can I create links in javascript that are crawlable by search engines?

If I use JavaScript + jQuery, for example, does links inserted in $(document).ready() will be available for crawling? How can I insert crawlable links in JavaScript?
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Trying to legalize both versions of my website

I have a desktop version and a mobile version of my website. Since the adoption of the mobile version, my adsense earnings were OK for a short period then dropped all the way down to almost $0 RPM. ...
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Will we be penalized for having multiple external links to the same site?

There seem to be conflicting answers on this question. The most relevant ones seem to be at least a year or two old, so I thought it would be worth re-asking this question. My gut says it's ok, ...
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How Can I Check and know how many websites/blogs are linking to my website.?

Can I know how many websites/Blogs are linking to my website? Is there any free tools? Can I use with google.com too? Can I use also with google.com link:www.mysite.com ? What is the different ...
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HTML favicon wont show on google chrome

I am making a HTML page that is unpublished and that I just started. The first thing I wanted to do was add a favicon to appear next to the title. I'm using google chrome and I noticed that other ...
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Web page has well over 100 anchor tags - how to improve SEO without taking anchors out?

I have a website where the main menu has 10 level 1 items and each has roughly 10 level 2 items plus there are links in the header and footer and side bar plus some links in the content. All these ...
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Is it acceptable SEO to have rel=“nofollow” on internal links that are not part of my keyword strategy?

After reviewing my content keywords in Webmaster Tools, it seems that Google is identifying the text in non-relevant links as keywords. Is it acceptable practice to implement rel="nofollow" within the ...
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Workaround a huge number of image links on a page? [SEO]

I have a page that often contains large image galleries displayed with thumbnails linking to the actual images. They are then rerouted with JavaScript to open an overlay gallery instead, but I noticed ...
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How can I improve a megamenu, which may or is the cause of too many internal links?

I have a deep level menu on my website (almost 3 level deep - mouse over) Here I see There are almost more than 1500 links internally to my every page. Is this really because of the deep menu ...
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How do you find all the links to disavow for a Google reconsideration request? [duplicate]

A few months ago I received the following notification on Google Webmaster for a website I look after. Unnatural links to your site—impacts links Google has detected a pattern of unnatural ...