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What are the most popular sharing/subscribing services?

Almost every site now (including this one) has buttons to share the page or subscribe with specific web services like digg, google reader, delicious, etc. I've personally never clicked one (I always ...
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What is the potential harm of using Google's Disavow Links tool?

Google gives a warning on its disavow links tool, that says: This is an advanced feature and should only be used with caution. If used incorrectly, this feature can potentially harm your site's ...
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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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Is it just me, or does Google's definition of “next” and “prev” contradict the W3's?

This is mostly an academic question. Suppose you have a book. Maybe something like the emacs manual. The book is divided into sections and subsections. Those sections have "next" and "previous" ...
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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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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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Multiple links on a webpage pointing to the same URL

Does having multiple links on a webpage pointing to same internal URL impact your PR negatively? Would it look spammy or will the repeated links just be ignored?
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Worth shortening all your long slugs?

If you have a lot of posts with long slugs, for ex, 40-places-to-eat-snickers-bars-when-hungry, is it worth converting them to something shorter? For ex: places-to-eat-snickers-bars. I've read a few ...
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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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Does using HTML header tags as links have any SEO downside?

My homepage has several internal links which I would like to use as header tags. For example: <h2> <a href="http://www.example.com/about/"> About example.com </a> </h2> Does ...
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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 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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How can I avoid a classifieds site network as being labled as a link farm?

I have a local classifieds website. We started as one, and now we want to open it up to the surrounding communities. Here is how we currently have it structured. There are 3 domains: classifieds1.com ...
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Pins on Pinterest link to 404 - yet link is valid

this is a really strange one. I've set up a bunch of pins on Pinterest linking through to our services which all work fine. Then I decided to do the same on our blog articles (we use Wordpress), yet ...
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Linking competitor with the same keyword i am targeting : Good or Bad for Seo?

I am linking one of my competitors from my site for the same keyword which is I am targeting for my site (My competitor is paying me for that). For Example: Me and my competitor both are targeting ...
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Building links towards Category Pages?

I am current building some links and I want to get the best results out of it. I have had links towards my homepage, as well as detail page but not many are towards my category page. I assume having ...
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Is there an alternate resource similar to Mozscape by SEOmoz?

I was wondering if there is an alternate (free or paid) resource similar to SEOmoz's Linkscape (now Mozscape) where the entire web is indexed and a website's entire link profile is scraped and ...
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SEO Value in redirected link?

Our local Chamber of Commerce has an incoming link to us, but they are using an internal ASP page to process the link and using a 302 redirect to send that page to our site. So our anchor text on ...
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How to effectively use an overseas SEO team?

My company is currently in contract with a 20+ person team in the Philippines, previously used for comment linking and guest blogging spun content articles. This is a practice that we're stopping, but ...
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Why did my Google links disappear after a redesign?

I recently did a complete redesign of my site. As soon as Google picked up the changes (I could tell because the excerpt in the search results was brought up to date), I noticed that my traffic ...
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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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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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Webmaster Tools is throwing out 404 errors on link not on page

Webmaster Tools is showing thousands of 404 errors, where pages on the site are referring to another incorrect URL. For example, URL not found www.example.com/shop/=, linked from ...
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Google Analytics doesn't show the correct landing page for my Facebook ads [closed]

Most of the visitors to my site are supposed to come from an external link with URL example.com/en/var from Facebook ads but Google Analytics shows that most of the landing page is example.com/var ...
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What is the difference between using dofollow and omitting rel?

My main concern is whether dofollow is interpreted as more important than links without any rel attribute. Does it make any difference for search engines?
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where should I use new → I see everywhere?

I currently use to refer to an external link on my personal website. However recently I have started noticing extended use of → for links. Is this a replacement for ? or is it used to convey some ...
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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: ...
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Where can I find good link exchange programs and forums?

googling didnt worked in finding good link exchange programs.Has anyone of you tried an automatic link exchange program?My sites page rank has fallen from 3 to 1.Please help
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What is the recommended way to handle opening attachments from a webpage?

When creating a website, depending on how a browsers Mime-Types are setup, downloading attachments can have different behaviors. Is there a website that talks about this and suggests a ...
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Keeping old design up for SEO

I am almost ready to publish a new website design for my website. It contains some of the same content, but a lot is worded differently. My plan is simply to replace the old files with new ones. Would ...
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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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Is an anchor link registered as duplicate content by Google?

I have a store where fairly important content is now viewed by all visitors (only 66% according to mouseflow) as users have to scroll a bit to see it, which not all do. I don't wish to move the ...
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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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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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Text contents as links

This page on my website (Arabic) contain Verses of Quran. Every word of the verse is linked to the search page to perform a search for this word in the Quran. (the first four words are highlighted by ...
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Link form correct, or, punishable by search engines?

I have the following dilemma with the links of a WordPress blog that I work with, I don't know if the way it creates the link to the images is ok or not so good. For example: Article URL: ...
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Linking to site from same server SEO impact

I've heard that linking to a site from the same server is bad for SEO. If the link is set to rel no-follow, would that be OK?
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Links Pages - Useful or Harmful?

What is the current thinking regarding having a links page on your website? I understand so many outgoing links on a page with little other content will be hellish for that page's page rank, but what ...
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Does no follow prevent my pages from search engine penalisation?

Can I link to websites that contain similar contents to my own and not be penalised by search engines if I use the rel=nofollow on the anchor tag?
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Are there any drawbacks to including UTM information on outbound links?

The question: Pros and cons of tracking referral trafic with "utm" tags asks for pros and cons but is quite old at this point and doesn't have any Cons in the answer. Hopefully we can ...
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nofollow on local images improving SERP?

I have links to images on my website (fined with lightbox), when I extend the links with rel="lightbox nofollow" would this increase the link juice value of the other links? I don't need all of the ...
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Best way to display a long list of items, SEO-wise?

I have a list of ~1000 items I'd like to display to the user. The items has a rank - from 0.5 to 5 stars. My goal is to come with a solution that will be easy to navigate, and smart SEO wise. First ...
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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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Referrer Strings

I'm not exactly sure how to ask this, but here I go. I work for a company that provides IT services. Our main costumer has a website developed by WebCompany.com, and I act as a maintainer/middle-man ...
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403 Forbidden Error?

I recently ran Xenu link checker on my site. I link to several Wikipedia pages and ever wiki page generates a 403 code. Here is an example of the message: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska ...
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How to have html display a link, but open a javascipt function instead?

I have an html page, and I need a link to show that the user would be going to 'example.html', when really, the link goes to 'javascipt:ajaxLoad(example.html);'. EDIT: I went over to stackexchange, ...
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Strange named anchor behavior - only working with the hash mark after a trailing slash

I have an odd problem. Links to named anchors on a site I'm working on are only working correctly if the pound/hash sign is placed after a trailing slash (e.g. example.com/about/#who), rather than ...
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Thousands of backlinks from Meetup.com

I have been wondering something for a while now. We have a manual penalty from Google on unnatural linking. When I check out "Links to your site" in Webmaster Tools we have 11,387 links from ...
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Is more weight given to links in heading tags in terms of SEO?

Do links in heading tags on a website give more weight than links in normal text?
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Does missing background links affect SEO?

I am amongst a discussion about a number of broken links on a site which has discovered by a checker tool. My argument is that the majority of these links are from the CSS in the form of background ...