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Linking to Wikipedia. What’s the impact on SEO?

I have a content generated site and I am planning to write a tool that data mines the content and links it to relevant articles on Wikipedia I wanted to understand the SEO cost of doing this link. ...
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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 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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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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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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Rel no follow on EVERY link?

Forgive me for asking such a simple question, I understand why you would want to rel nofollow untrusted links (forum posts, blog comments etc), but why would you not want to do it on EVERY link on ...
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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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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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Can I use asterisks in URLs?

Are there any reasons I shouldn't use an asterisk (*) in a URL? Background: With asterisks, I could provide these nice and user friendly (or what do you think??) URLs: ...
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“Pay with a link” - ethical for SEO?

There are a number of "Pay with tweet" type services where you get access to a download (pdf/ebook etc) if you tweet or Facebook like. Are there any services that do similar for 'normal' links (Blogs ...
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Which current stock mobile browsers support linked phone numbers by default?

The better question is, are there any that currently DO NOT support auto linking of phone numbers by default? Main support for iPhone, Android, BB, Windows Phone, Palm. I'm trying to determine if I ...
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Online dead link alert service

I'm looking for an online service that will periodically (daily) check for broken links on my site (~100 pages). I see lots of tools that you can download and run, and indeed have used such tools in ...
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Increasing the pagerank to my blogs index page, removing the links to posts

I want to increase page rank on my main index blog page and categories. If i remove the links to my posts from my index page and have only links to categories, will that help? Anyone tried it? Ty
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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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How do I measure which links get the most clicks?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how I can measure which types of links (links to twitter [or other social network] profiles, links to videos, stack exchange flair, navigational menus, etc.) ...
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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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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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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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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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Why do porn websites link to my site?

I have a website about Bolivia and its tourist destinations. This project is hosted on GoDaddy and has been modified by many different teams. I do not understand why sometimes the most relevant ...
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Pseudo-external links and SEO

I don't know, how to name such a links. Main idea is following: I write a post at a community, which I do not control, and place a link to my web-site: www.mywebsite.com When post is saved, my ...
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Absolute vs relative links

Our site's navigation links are currently in relative form: <a href="/section"> The SEO company I mentioned in my previous question recommends we change them to absolute links: <a ...
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Strange incoming links appearing on site statistics

Last year, I started a small blog on wordpress.com. Most of my blog posts are about computational statistics. When I look at the site stats, I've noticed a number of strange incoming links. Usually, ...
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SEO - PageRank on Facebook pages, but pages have no back links to them?

have a look at these two pages: 1) http://www.facebook.com/zvz.ro (PageRank 4 from Google toolbar) Amazingly it has got NO links to it (you can see it with Majestic SEO free report): ...
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Search engine impact of irrelevant inbound links?

On several of my websites, I noticed a significant number of inbound links coming from irrelevant websites. For example, one of my site is about travel and one of site that links to it is about ...
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Link value of links from social media

As a SEO you can benefit from Social Media activities and it even seems key according to Matt Cutts recent video on SEO in 2011. However besides getting 'inbound links' from third party websites or ...
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Linking with an image: Background vs <img>

What is considered best practice (semantically) when using text with an image to link to an internal page or category? Option 1 <nav> <a href="/kittens"> <img ...
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Redirects in .htaccess to avoid crawl errors

I am getting a lot of errors in Webmaster Tools and basically there's a lot of links ending like this: mydomainname.com/links.php How can I redirect these links, to shave off this part at the end? ...
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SEO question, getting info about websites

I don't know much about SEO. I have a csv file with 200,000 links to websites i want to add another field (or maybe couple of them) to each link in the csv file with page ranking of each link and ...
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To disallow indexing the category and tag listings in a blog

Mark Wilson says that category and tag listings in a blog should be disallowed in order to prevent duplicate content. I understand this. However, I want to put internal links on keywords in the blog ...
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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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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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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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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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Share links with <script src=“”> SEO

I would like to create a share link to my website using javascript: script src="[url-to-my-script]" Basically the main idea behind this is to render HTML block with an image and link to the ...
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Why should/shouldn't I put social media icons on my website?

Why should/shouldn't I put social media icons on my website?
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Put a link on the nav bar in Wordpress [closed]

I have a Wordpress blog. On the same domain, I have some other stuff hosted that isn't part of my WP install. I want to link to those other places on my domain from the top menu bar (nav bar) on my ...
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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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Menu hidden links and bots!

I want to make a menu with a list with hidden links and when the user points the menu with he mouse the links will appear, my problem is that the bots may think this as a deceiving tactic and lower my ...
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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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How to avoid “click here” links

I know that I should try to avoid links that have the text "click here". But how do I avoid that? What are good alternatives to You can find more information about certain topic over here. ...
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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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Does Google value links to a page's named anchors (#) as equal to links to the page w/o the anchor?

Occasionally my site gets links directly to a sub-section of a page via a named anchor, e.g. /mypage.html#section1 Does Google give this link equal weight as a link to /mypage.html?
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Should I strategically use NoFollow on internal links to make our indexing crawl more efficient?

We have a well designed internal linking system that makes certain no page is more than four pages deep, and the indexing process has gone well for us. However, in addition to the hierarchical page ...
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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 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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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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Facebook like button in plain HTML, is it possible?

just a quick question, is it possible to create an FB Like button in plain HTML? I checked out the Like button code dircetly cerated by developers.FB but it's an <iframe ...
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How to solve this problem with my subdomain?

I have my site hosted at http://blog.rgksugan.in. I have set a subdomain in it for my blog. But after landing on my blog whatever other links I click i get the link as ...
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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 ...