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Linking users to third party site - JavaScript or post?

I have a site with which third party sites ask me to put up their links within my search results and they monitor the traffic coming to them. My question is, should I make an effort to make sure ...
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Is there any benefit to put rel='nofollow' on mailto links?

Since bots have a fixed budget to spend to crawl websites on a regular basis, does it makes sense to mark mailto links with rel='nofollow' to make sure them don't spend time on these (especially if ...
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Is there evidence that linking to quality, reputable and popular website helps with ranking?

Is there any evidence that linking to external quality, reputable and popular websites helps with ranking (directly or indirectly)? Is there an established correlation? Some posts on the web do claim ...
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Current opencart to own php developed site: SEO problems [duplicate]

I would like to move from an opencarts site which I'm having my website on and move to my own developed PHP site. Are there any problems with SEO and links which will be lost during change? If so, ...
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Why Facebook profiles are Google-searchable?

Facebook has around 1B user profiles. They can be found by searching in Google. However, I don't think these profiles are linked from anywhere, so how could Google discover them? As far as I know, ...
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Could breadcrumbs be considered as rich anchor text, and drop my ranking?

I have breadcrumbs on my site, and the anchor text for the links are an exact match for the keyword I want to rank for. So in other words, it's "rich" anchor text. An example of my breadcrumbs could ...
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About 80-100 external links on a page? Should I just drop the page for SEO?

I have a page on my website that has a bulleted list. In each bullet, there is an external link, and there are about 80-100 links (80-100 bullets) in that list. That list links to all of the SWFs for ...
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Would this type of rich anchor text hurt my SEO?

I have a site structure and it kind of looks like this: Home Fruit Flavors Apple Flavors Banana Flavors Pear Flavors Plum Flavors Grape Flavors ...
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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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Are no “rel” attribute backlinks dofollow or nofollow?

I have signed up for Alexa's one month free and they gave me an option to list two extra links to my site. These extra two links do not have a rel attribute, although the main link (1st) to my site ...
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Nofollow: a good thing for SEO or not?

I read a while ago, on this site, (sorry, can't find the link), that Google sees anchors with nofollow attributes as paid links and mentioned for affiliates. I thought that using a nofollow for ...
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Is URL without HTTP a hyperlink for SEO?

In my spam check I don't accept comments which contain a http:// or https://. But many spam I'm getting are specifying this in HTML: <a href="www.example.com" ..... Can this link be considered ...
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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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What data to send when tracking clicks with Google Analytics events (and how)?

When tracking clicks on links, there are 3 items I'm interested in: link location in the page by grabbing the id of the closest parent: to see influence of location on click-through link text: to ...
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Dynamically change page content based on URL parameter?

The title of my question seems simple but here is an example of what I want to do: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infant-jaundice/DS00107 What happens on that page is whenever you click on a link ...
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Can one spread rich snippet breadcrumbs markup all over a page?

From here, we have an example of a rich snippet breadcrumb implementation: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> ... <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <a ...
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Do I really need to remove special characters in a URL?

I have an FTP account shared with friends where we upload underground music albums and then we use the links to share the downloads in a music forum. The problem is that the album names are in french ...
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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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Stop Google crawling links completely

I would like to stop Google crawling certain links on a site. When I say this, I mean completely stop the crawling. I'm aware that I use noindex/nofollow and other methods in robots.txt, but, I'm told ...
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Adding tracking to a link without rewriting the link

I use goo.gl as my url shortener when posting to social media and I really like the analytics it gives me: I'd like to get similar tracking information for who turns up to my homepage via social ...
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Legality of publishing a website in directory?

I want to make a list of biggest websites that run on specific platform. I won't mention platform here but let's say xy for example. So basically it will be a directory where each site will be ...
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Problem with not found page for feed in Google Webmaster Tools

I have a Wordpress blog. In Google Webmaster Tools, I found mutiple "not found pages" like this from feed: kart-postal/k-imam-zaman/feed/. How can I add noindex to feed and why I get not found page?
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Featured Links/Blogroll (irrelevant links) in a blog is good or bad for SEO?

While I’m checking my websites’ back links using backlink watch tool I saw so many backlinks are from Blogspots where my links are placed under the category featured Links. The main problem is my web ...
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Microsoft update site has no SSL

We need to put a link to Microsoft update site. But we come from SSL and Microsoft has no SSL activated for their update site. Is there any common workaround?
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Why do hackers inject hidden links?

I discovered a hacked site recently which has a div in it with a bunch of links to casinos at the top and the div is display:none;. I understand that black hats may hack sites in order to gain ...
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Internal Link building strategy [duplicate]

I am having a few concerns about the best possible link building strategy for a large webshop. The category structure is something like this: www.site.com www.site.com/whitegoods ...
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Test if Google+ is already with my Website

How can I verify or check if a website is already linked with Google plus? I already added <link href="https://plus.google.com/{+PageIdGoesHere}" rel="publisher" /> this to my head tag of my ...
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Best links architecture for items under sections and categories? [duplicate]

Let's imagine a website with items organized by sections and categories, with those examples values: Sections (articles, threads, events, directory) http://www.domain.com/section-name/ Display all ...
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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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SEO impact of links for javascript functionality

For example, jQuery tabs uses a link as each tab, that opens the tabbed content. Or often times developers will use a link as the anchor text for a hover tooltip, even though it doesn't actually link ...
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H1 Tags and Anchor Text [duplicate]

I am building an image based website with no text space available on the Home Page. Can I turn the main Nav Menu links into H1 tags too? Will the site be punished by Search Engines from an SEO point ...
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Google PageRank calculation

I know this might be a stupid question, but I have recently heard, that Google PageRank takes into account links from my sites to big pages, i.e. when I link to big sites, my site get more PageRank. ...
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How to make Google index files retrieved from database?

We use Joomla with Remository to store and manage publications (don't ask me why). Files (PDF) are stored in a database and can be accessed via dynamic, rewritten links of the form ...
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Pros and Cons of tabular format with one link and hidden divs vs. different links [closed]

I'm trying to decide the right hierarchy for a website with multiple pages per entity. Each page has the basic general information, and goes deeper according to selected 'tab'. Two options I'm ...
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Consequence of redirecting ALL 404s on a site

I've just gone through my sites 404 list and redirected all of them to the front page. There were in general 2 categories of links. The first was relative links of client sites which we may have ...
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Email containing links of a website is landing in SPAM

I am using sendgrid SMTP Server to send the e-mails from my java web application. The issue is the any e-mail containing external links to a one website and images are going to spam. If i remove the ...
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Guest Post Opportunities - To Post or Not to Post

I have a modest blog with a PageRank of 2 which I have been writing myself for the past couple of years. Recently I received a request that someone wanted to write a guest post on my blog ... with a ...
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Why are the rankings of my webpage down on single phrase? [duplicate]

One webpage used to rank better in search. It had more visibility and had site links. But in the last few days, it is down three position on one phase, and it no longer has site links. What caused ...
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Link goes to specific location of page

What makes the user go to a specific location on a new html page? Not the current page. For example, when you click this link, you don't end up starting at the top like you normally would. ...
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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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is it legal to use links from an established website to identify unique content?

Not sure if this is a good place to ask, but maybe someone here can point me in the right direction... If I wanted to make a commercial, directory type website (where users can enter content) and in ...
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What are the implications of one site having thousands of links to yours?

Using Webmaster I can see the home page of a related site has 100,000 + links to my site. I assume this is because there are tons of pages on this site and a link to our site is in the footer. My ...
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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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Fake links cause crawl error in Google Webmaster Tools

Google reported Crawl Errors last week on my largest site though Webmaster Tools. Here is the message: Google detected a significant increase in the number of URLs that return a 404 (Page ...
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What kind of redirect (301 or 302) for an email links tracker?

We are developing an email sending application ("à la" Mailchimp). Hyperlinks inserted by our users, in the emails they want to send, are replaced by a tracking URL on our application ...
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Symbolic link of file on ftp server to file on dropbox

Can I create a symbolic link from an ftp server (file on website) to a Dropbox URL? I'm trying and it's seeming to work correctly. My problem is a video isn't playing correctly on my site, but I know ...
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Is there a spider / link checker that can start deep inside a login-protected site

We use vendor hosted Blackboard for our distance education courses, but host course multimedia on our own servers. The multimedia server has been moved and the domain has changed. Blackboard DBAs have ...
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Can a CMS be installed in a central location to be used by multiple sites? [closed]

These days I have to develop a lot of websites where each is based on a certain CMS, ie. Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla. Instead of always copying the files of each CMS to my project folder, is it ...
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Does Link Target using “Blank” cause increased bounce rate in analytics report?

I am just wondering whether it is so and when I should use target="_blank" and when not? I used to use target="_blank" for most of the links of my site and in few places on net, I found people talking ...
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Google Analytics: Track user from opening email to following link to finishing form

We track the opening of our marketing emails by using the utm.gif image which works well. But, we would like to see how many users go from opening the email, to clicking a link within the email and ...