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

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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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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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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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Do many broken internal links impact site quality negatively regarding rankings?

Will a website with a high ratio of broken internal links be considered low quality? Will it therefore not rank well? Does anyone have an official reference confirming this?
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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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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 href="http://...
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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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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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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 isn'...
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Detecting whether banner ads pass link juice

I wanted to determine the relative SEO value of the advertising links passed by this website: http://www.garden.org/. On the right side you'll notice several advertising banners that, when clicked, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mediawiki: internal link with parameters?

How do you write an internal link with parameters? I have a stored query from external data and would like to link readers to the semantic internal object that stores the query. However the query is ...
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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 href="signup"><...
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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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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 version....
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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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How can I pass referrer header from my https domain to http domains?

My website is 100% https. I have links to other http domains. The referrer header is not set when linking from a https page to a http page. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referrer If a ...
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Which is better for SEO: icon-based linking or text-based linking?

I am wondering is it better to use icon-based links rather than text-based ones for SEO? For example have the link to your homepage display as a house icon rather than a hyperlink with the anchor ...
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Does using #section in internal linking affect SEO or crawlability?

On my website, I have several sidebar widgets with internal links relevant to the content. But, the links go to certain sections of a page, not to the whole page. Example: http://example.com/page/#...
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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 ...
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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 to find out which links of website posted on Twitter

I recenlty noticed many requests from Twitterbot user agent in my website's logs which I believe it doesn't crawl by itself unless someone is posting links of my website on Twitter. These posts might ...
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Why do porn websites link to my site?

I have a website about Bolivia and its tourist destinations. This project is hosted on GoDaddy and has been modified by many different teams. I do not understand why sometimes the most relevant ...
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Advertisement link click counts not matching up in Google Analytics

We are using tracking software that reports how many clicks advertisement links on our website get. This is not matching with the stat given by Google Analytics. Does Google Analytics track sessions ...
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Anchor text and SEO

I'm trying to figure out in terms of anchor text what types of words are good or bad for a single web page. It doesn't matter what the page is, but I want to avoid being red-flagged by search engines. ...
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How to lower keyword density and prevent keyword stuffing penalty on an image site where most of the page text is links to other images?

My website is about collections of photos at clubs. I have a two-column design where one column is narrow and has the same information on every page and the other column has information specific to ...
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Facebook share link has a strange image. How can I fix this?

When I try to share my self-hosted website (www.veffa.org/vnbookdrive) on Facebook, the logo isn't shown as I expect: When search for the solution, I come up with this tutorial in YouTube. So I go ...
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How remove a duplicate permanent link in WordPress?

I have two links that show a single post. I need to remove one of them, because I get "Duplicate title tag" warnings in Google Webmaster Tools. How can I remove a permanent URL from WordPress?
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How to prevent Blogger from converting relative URLs to absolute URLs

If you create relative links in Blogger, it tends to automatically convert them into absolute links or to add http:// in front of the URL. Is there any way to prevent this? Update: I have reported ...
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What effect does a URL length have on search engine indexing?

Once again, I tested some URL's of my site via powermapper tools, and now I receive the following issue: W3C Best Practices - Some pages violate these guidelines. Keep URLs shorter than 78 ...
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Would Google think a hidden “skip to content” link is deceptive?

When I tested my website in the past with powermapper tools, It suggested I should add a "skip to content" link hidden off-screen to help people with screen readers use the website. I can completely ...