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Is having a 'home' navigation item on the home page negative to your sites SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do search engines penalise ‘Home’ links and/or buttons? My work colleague has recently had conversations with some SEO consultants and after those conversations she has ...
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Adding site credit in footer of site as a <a> tag - bad practice for google penguin?

When I'm making a clients site I always include a link <p>site by <a href="example.com" target="blank" rel="no follow"><strong>example</strong></a></p> Is this bad ...
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How can I detect links which point to domain squatters?

I know how to find dead links which go to 404 pages. However, these days not many links actually go dead, but instead they end up going to a domain squatter. I realise this is a tall order, but is ...
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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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Exit link tracking with timestamped logs on 3rd party content

I want to track clicks on exit links, that are placed in 3rd party content, for example on Twitter. I also need the timestamps of the clicks. Google Analytics can't be embedded in 3rd party content. ...
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Is it against Google Webmaster Policy to accept paid guest blog posts?

When people email me to "sponsor" or buy a blog post, is that illigal according to google rules? Or is it only illegal when they request a straight up link placement in exchange for cash? Also, will ...
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Is link trading a recommended method of SEO?

I've read in some places that link trading is a good way to get in-bound links, but read in other places that link trading is punished by search engines. Should I use link trading or is it ...
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Free link checker for large website?

Can anyone recommend a free, thorough online link checker for a fairly large website?
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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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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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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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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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How to restrict the download of all files in a folder?

I have several .pdb files, which should be viewed in my website by clicking a link on a page. But when a pdf file opens, in the address bar it is visible the directory where all .pdf files reside. SO ...
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Why do porn websites link to my site?

I have a webiste about Bolivia and theirs destinations. This project is hosted on GoDaddy and have been modified by many differents teams... I do not understand why sometimes the most relevant ...
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SEO for e-commerce, how to keep links in each page to a reasonable number?

After reading this: "Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number" [Googkle official site] And this: "Users often dislike link-heavy pages too, so before you go overboard putting a ton of ...
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Link popularity check

Where do i search to check link popularity for my site? On a different site i get different counts. Besides, what is the difference if check for link popularity using http://article-stack.com/ or ...
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What is the meaning of a link rel file-list in the HTML head?

I little while ago I saw a website with the HTML code: <link rel="File-List" href="index_files/filelist.xml"> The content of the file is: <xml ...
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How repeated links in home page affect to link juice?

Home pages usually have repeated links, as categories menu on header and footer. An other example would be the home page link on header menu and the logo image which is the link anchor. Does it ...
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Google Search for my domain has about 3500 3-rd level subdomain I did not create

Some time ago I created the domain in .com zone. Now I tried to evaluate the number of pages are in Google index using request like site:mydomain.com but surprisingly there were a lot of results like: ...
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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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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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Changing links names and search engines

I was wondering If I change all my links names which is about 2000 links will it effect my seo score and search engine rankings? And how should I warn search engines? I want to change my links from. ...
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Which one is better? To have link on one page or on all pages?

I have a website: http://www.amenajari-gradini-mures.ro and I will put links on http://www.casesigradini.ro . I would like to know which one is better from the point of view of SEO: - to have one ...
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When should I accept links from other sites (SEO wise)?

Instead of blogging in order to promote my site, I decided to form supporting professional sites. Each site is related to a specific keyword that I would like to promote on my main site. My question ...
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Could link decoration be considered deceptive?

A discussion in the warrior-forum made me wonder if google might perceive link decoration as an attempt to deceive the visitors.. The issue being if you style your links to show like normal text. ...
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SEO: adding your company signature with link to all websites you make?

I saw many webdesigner companies adding a small signature on each website they make. Signature could be masked by words like credits, design by..., but they all contain a direct link to the webdesign ...
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Is possible to disable a link after some time in a newsletter?

I work in a company where we sent many offer newsletters a week. When the offer time has passed we replace some of the images of the newsletter so that it is clear the offer has ended. Lets say that ...
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Many external links affecting SEO?

I run a website that is for a non-profit organization and the site is mainly information for the consumer. A page on this site list stores that are a certain type of business. I am planning on adding ...
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SEO and internal links

I'm fairly new to SEO and although I've read many articles on the topic I still don't have a clear idea of how to get my client's website get to the first page of Google Search. I run MOZ competitor ...
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Which order of the links is important? Visible, or in source code?

I heard that Google bot places weight on links, according to their order in the page. So the first link is higher in importance, relevance etc. Is it true? And if so, I wonder how the "order" is ...
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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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duplicate links to subdomain hurting SEO

I have a main site, http://hollywoodnose.com and http://forum.hollywoodnose.com. What I was doing was showing the 8 most recent forum posts in the right column of http://hollywoodnose.com. In my ...
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SEO - Where to go from here (how to build links etc)?

I've been asked to find out about SEO and getting links. We are apparently in a contract with a firm who have made changes to our site code, changes to the text on the site, and registered us with a ...
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Links from pages with poor/no ranking, is there anything I can do about this?

A site I help with sells a particular set of items, they have a strong reputation locally, and sell parts nationally online. From an observational point of view I enjoy working with them as they do ...
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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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SEO for maps-based websites that require user interaction

I have a website that basically shows a lot of locations worldwide on a Google Maps like interface. The map itself is built using the Leaflet library and Open Street Map tiles. In the map, I show ...
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Creating a subdomain (sub.domain.com) for special posts on a blog: Good idea?

I have created a few plugins and themes that I want to have special pages for. Now I do not want to make a complete new website or page for all the different plugins. Instead I want to have normal ...
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Will moving a WordPress from one location to another result in broken links

I am having a WordPress installed at www.mydomain.com/blog/wordpress/ I am planning to move it to www.mydomain.com/blog/ Will this cause any 404 broken links? This question may seem stupid but please ...
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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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What's the best way to put invisible for user but indexable link?

I have several sites on the same topic but still competitive to each other. I would like to put cross links on these sites in text so they won't be visible/"clicakble" but still indexable by search ...
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Is it considered blackhat SEO to have hidden text within links?

My aim is to simply be informative about where a link is pointing to search engines. I have some content that is listed by name and then I have a "Permalink" button. Would it be blackhat SEO to add ...
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Best method to avoid link juice dilution when a page has lots of links

I have a page where there are say above 500 links. Most (484 of them) are all stacked in 2 table cells. They all point to a search result with each link showing a different search result. What is ...
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How Can I Get Rid of This Hidden Link?

I recently downloaded a WP Theme and started building a page. However, if I scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, I notice a hidden link for an adult toy store. I have searched all of the ...
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rel=nofollow, JavaScript slider content, SEO

My website has all content on one page. I'm using JavaScript to slide (animate) between the various "subpages", so only the subpage content is shown. The menu buttons are as this: <a ...
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Replacing an existing website – SEO considerations for broken links?

I have built a new website to replace a client's existing company website on the same URL. The content is entirely different, and none of the page links are the same. Do I have any issues to worry ...
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Links shortener with advanced reporting? [closed]

I am searching for a script (preferably in PHP) or an external solution which lets me create an "URL shortener" with advanced reports. We have been using Google Short Links for a while: it works ...
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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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What to do with repeated content (anchor text) in internal search results when it comes to SEO?

On a website that delivers internal search results for products, within the results listing we have a repeating link to "add to favourites" (not browser-bookmarks, but user profile related) in every ...
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When setting up internal links, can you link to a single page too often?

I made a website for a client about tourist services he offers. There is a blog, with unique content where each service is described. For example, there are 40 hotels, so there is 40 unique blog ...
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Does Googlebot determine the value of a link by its position on the page?

It's well-known that the SEO value of a website basically depends on how much it has been referenced, linked, and shared. From Googlebot's point of view, is a link at the top of a page more valuable ...