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

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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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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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“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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Repeated Anchor Text while internal linking for SEO

We are building a review based website. We were currently building internal links to improve our SEO. From the information available on moz, it is mentioned that having the same anchor text from ...
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Magento - Assign product to subcategory after indicization of parent

I have decided to create some subcategories to better separate the product, untill now(2 years) I only had the category with the brand name, but now I would like to add some subcategories: Brand ...
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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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how to add dropdown menu with Cached, Similar, Share options

Anyone please let me know, how to add similar menu in Google search result and why it is needed. Please see the below pic for better understanding.
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Is it legal to link to a potentially copyrighted PDF file made available by the owner?

I.e there is a large directory of PDF files and the publisher makes them available on his website. He does not charge for them and they are available without any requirements for authentication ...
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Is lazy loading a clever way of keeping internal links to a minimum?

I am working on the development of a news website where the front page has a very basic design which shows the latest 3 news and latest 3 featured posts of the website's main categories(six in all) in ...
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Google Webmaster crawler showing internal links I cannot find

I've got the crawler showing links that appear to be double URL encoded links. Specifically links that are %2520 instead of %20 or . As far as I know I've fixed this a while ago by removing special ...
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Mailclients checking Links inside mail

We have developed a feature that creates reservations. The client receives an email containing a link which is clickable only once. Some of those reservations fail and I can't figure out why. I think ...
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Why do some websites not allow “deep linking”, and consider linking as a privilege (that requires permission)?

Please note that a "link" in this context is a direct text hyperlink to another website, not framing web pages or hotlinking images (which many web sites obviously hate). A "deep link" is, according ...
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Duplicate content from a website still indexed by Google

My client used a third-party company that used duplicate link exchanges on their website previously. When my client gave their website to me to maintain it, I developed a different website that ...
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Google Tag Manager - Link Click Listener Check Validation option

What does the "Check Validation" option for a Link Click Listener mean? The description says "Only fire tags when the action of opening a link is considered valid", but what does that actually mean? ...
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First link counts & website navigation

Does the rule regarding "first link counts" include links in the website's navigation? I thought that Google and other search engines would ignore recurring links throughout a website, such as in ...
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SEO link's anchor text - does it matter if is it plain or in other tag?

Description I will give below some links examples in HTML code: <a href="./add.php?page=1" target="_blank"><div class="menu-button" id="menu-btn-3">Add</div></a> <a ...
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External links from search engine - Redirect?

I am making a site which is designed to contain a large amount of links to other sites, much like a search engine. I have seen two different approached with regards to linking to external sites. ...
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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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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 ...