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

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Can my heading contain a hyperlink? Does this violate usability or web accessibility principles?

Is it acceptable practice to hyperlink my headings (h2 etc.)? For example: Header X blurb … Header Y blurb … Does this violate usability principles? How about web ...
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“Title” Attribute vs Link Anchor Text in SEO

Both "title" attribute and link anchor text does provide positive influence to SEO. Example: <a href="www.companyA.com">Service Provided</a> <a href="www.companyB.com" title="Service ...
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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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How does Google consider internal linking with navigation?

We are currently discussing tweaking our website's navigation in an effort to optimize the flow of page rank via internal links. I am a web dev in a team of 3, with an SEO guy and a copywriting guy. ...
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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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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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Website being bombarded by non-existent URLs

I noticed a newly registered domain is being hit by non-existent URLs like /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /pithy/597/47363-1117.doc /2015/150728.html etc... It's being hit for thousands per day which ...
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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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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 to get an overview of external links on a website in the shell?

I want to get an overview of external links on my websites. Ideally I want to control everything myself with open source tools I can run from my own laptop or server. I started playing around with ...
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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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Is it better to reference images from other sites or to host your own (in wordpress)?

We are moving our knowledge base to a WordPress hosted platform. Most images will remain the same and are currently sitting in another platform. For SEO purposes, is it better to move those images to ...
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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: ...
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Google Webmaster Tools indicates “Links to Your Site” Dropped 91% after some site changes

Today I noticed that "Links To Your Site" in Google Webmaster Tools dropped from 2130 to 23, and from 122 domains to 11 domains. That's more than a 90% decrease!! After some researching, I noticed ...
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What is the SEO impact of using an anchor tag without a href attribute?

For better user experience, all top level items in the primary menu are set to an empty href so that they only serve as labels for navigation menu sections. They cannot be clicked on and lead nowhere ...
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Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20

We're considering a change to our site which would increase the result set for one of the middle pages of a paginated result set. We have been consulted that if we move some of the SEO relevant items ...
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Could multiple navigation sections with the same links hurt SEO?

I'm working with a site design that calls for two distinct headers and accompanying sets of navigation; however, the nav links within both are identical. I have one header with the id "main" ...
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As per SEO can we use 'CSS Ellipsis' to cut link title?

Few anchor URL are very big in my page, So can I use 'CSS Ellipsis' to hide/cut this? text-overflow: ellipsis; width: 200px; white-space: nowrap; overflow: hidden; Ex Name: Institute of ...
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How do I create templates for linking to PubMed Central ids and and DOI names in MediaWiki?

I want to build templates that would render {{PMC|PMC number}} as a PMC number. That is, hyperlinked to the respective PubMed Central entry for said number. For example, {{PMC|2824929}} would be ...
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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 ...
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Is it necessary to link to all landing pages from the homepage?

What I am wanting to do is build quite a few landing pages targeting specific keywords from google search. These pages will give a brief explanation of what we do and how we can help them with what ...
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Do search engines rank URLs in sitemaps lower if there are no internal links pointing to them?

I have a site with thousands of pages. The pages are dedicated to be found by the search engines as they are very specific. It is very unlikely that the users will find necessary pages using any ...
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Can you disavow a whole domain apart from the index page?

Many years ago I may have bought a few sitewide links for some of my sites, these have now come back to haunt me and I need to sort them out. I've tried to contact the owners but they're too lazy to ...
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Ajax results page for outbound links - Should I make it SEO?

I run a movie review site. I have two main directories: /movies - AJAX only This page links to movie reviews, where 99% are to original content on external sites and 1% is to my own reviews in the ...
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Does internal link in-page placement (up-down) effect crawl likeness?

I'm trying to encourage Google to crawl more of a specific dynamic section in my site which he's 'neglecting'. I have internal links from my more popular section to this section, but those are at 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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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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Image hot-linking - is it beneficial for SEO

Are there any SEO benefits to be had from allowing other sites to hotlink our images?
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Do URL shorteners such as bit.ly affect SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO and URL Shortners I am wanting to do tracking on links which I provide on my blog and was looking at something like bit.ly to do this, but I was wondering if this ...
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Direct-Linking file hosting? [closed]

Hello I'm developing a project, and I need to know is there a file hosting which support direct links to txt, zip? I have tried some free hosting sites, but all I do is get 403 forbidden when trying ...
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New to a webhost and nothing linked is appearing

I have a problem with my new web host. I recently switched my site from a free to a paid host and it was working fine on the free. Now however, when I go to the index page no formatting or anything ...
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Poll component not showing Home link in breadcrumb

With the joomla's default Poll component, when I go to vote, and it takes me to the results page, the Home link disappears from the Breadcrumb navigation. Is there a way to make the breadcrumb ...
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What's causing warnings when clicking a link in a newsletter/email message?

I've created a html email newsletter (sending it through campaign monitor) and some of my receivers complain that they get a warning when they're clicking on links in my email. Warning this web ...
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Tag link suggestion plugin for WordPress?

Every time I write a post I make sure I add links to words that I have tags for. For example: "The economy of Brazil has improved in the last few years" This ensures that when people re-post my ...
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What are natural growth rates for incoming and outgoing links?

Appears to be no more than 10-15% per month, is that correct? Also, along the same lines, what the max amount of outbound link a site can start out with and not be canned as spam.
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Link titles - Any best practices you could cite? [closed]

When building <a href title=""> tags, are there any formal or informal UX&SEO best practices you ever came across into ? Please season your answer with as much experience detailing as ...
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Is it a good practice to make low quality links un-crawlable to increase link juice?

Is it a good practice to make low quality links un-crawlable for search engine spiders? Usually we put nofollow but that divides link juice. We would like to increase link juice to all other ...
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Should I redirect non-existing m.example.com links if they are appearing in Google search results?

I was wondering if it is worth it to redirect non existing m.example.com links that are being displayed in Google, or if it is better to just delete these from Google (if that is possible)?
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Is linking to primary sources or secondary sources better for SEO?

Okay, so here is a question based on my old-school journalism training/knowledge versus my modern web developer knowledge. Does using primary sources for a linked URL versus a secondary source have ...
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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 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 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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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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Identical links issue

I have a venue listings website with restaurants and bars and have sections for "latest comments", "latest listings", "latest reviews". If 10 users have just commented on the same bar, that bar would ...