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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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Bad links and competitors [closed]

If bad links such as paid links can harm your ranking and get you penalized by google, then competitors can simply use them against each other! Like for example someone can buy thousands of bad links ...
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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 src="http://www....
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A site with a directory of thousands of links can get blacklisted by Google for one link to a site with malware

As we all know Google detects malware on websites and if found it will add a warning to that site in its search results. It will also add it to a blacklist that Chrome (and other browsers?) use, so if ...
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How to link to 400 “static pages” like [example.com/action/X.php] from 1 dynamic link?

I'm using Dreamweaver and running a flash gaming site with 400 games. I was updating things to add meta-data (for SEO). I wasn't sure weather to go with dynamic metadata or static metadata. I have 1 ...
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Bad to add external link in the navbar?

Is it considered a bad practice to have external links in the navbar of a website? In my case, I am thinking of selling some of my items on a new website that I previously sold on my current website....
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Trying to improve code-text ratio without a catch-22

My website has several subdomains with it that represent each major section of the website and I have that to allow search engines to understand what each section is about. My problem lies with the ...
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237 views

Are links from Guestbook especially Main-iGB useful for SERP ranking?

I had noticed that many webmasters on health sites are creating so many links in guestbook, specially Main - iGB sort of guestbooks. These looks like do folllow link, should I also filled over hundred ...
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Facebook: Add call to action button for downloading app without deeplinking

I would like to add a call-to-action button on my Facebook page, that will be linked to an app in the user's relevant app store (iOS Appstore or Android Play Store). However, Facebook only allows a ...
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Facebook share link has a plain white image thumbnail

When I try to share my self-hosted website (www.veffa.org/vnbookdrive) on Facebook, the logo isn't shown as I expect: When search for the solution, I come up with this tutorial in YouTube. So I go ...
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Do you need to put your product category pages link in the nav menu bar for better SEO?

Our current product category pages are not in our nav menu and can only be reached via filters on our product page. Does having direct links from the nav menu to the product category pages improve ...
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Google Websmaster Tools crawl errors reporting a link that does not exist

Google Webmaster Tools seems to be giving me an erroneous report. The crawl Errors (Smart Phone tab) still shows a link to http://mypubguide.com/good-pubs/Blacko from http://mypubguide.com/good-pubs/...
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Is the title attribute (not tag) important to SEO?

The title attribute is an HTML standard element available across most tags. e.g. <li><a title="Widgets listed by household function" href="/widgets/by-function.html">by Function</a&...
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Unnaturally high number of links from domain

Please consider the following image, from Google Webmaster Tools I have these unnaturally high link counts coming in from lowish Page Rank Domains (MOZ Score 13) Is this natural? Is this hurting ...
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Making google forgive us right away when accidentally publishing incorrect links (noarchive doesn't work)

So this is what happened. One day, I changed my code on my site to try to make things more compliant with adsense. Several hours later, I check the crawl errors report GSC only to see a string of ...
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&amp; in sitemap links, are they correct?

Simple question, I'm asking just to make sure. A Google sitemap generator generated a sitemap.txt fle with links written like this: http://www.domain.com/category.htm?name=some-name&amp;cat_id=8 ...
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How to make a clickable link with HTML Editey

I am an HTML beginner and I'm making a website using HTML Editey. I know how to do things like make bold text or make an underline under the letter or number, but I don't know how to make a clickable ...
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If you have reciprocal linking sites, and 1 site removes the link to the other does that site now get the befit / value of the link?

If site A links to site B, and then Site B links back to Site A. This will create a reciprocal link and neither site will get the value of each others links. If site B then removes the link to site ...
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Are spaces in “href” valid?

Is <a href=" #id "> (note spaces) correct (X)HTML? Does it mean the same as <a href="#id">?
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Huge amount of internal links to main page

I checked internal links report in Google Webmaster and it shows that I have about 340 thousand internal links to main page. There are about 5k indexed pages on my site, so it means that every page ...
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SEO issue - External links rel=“nofollow” or NOT!

Previously I created a website for promo codes and coupons. That have hundreds of external links to the Retailer's websites and I used rel="nofollow" tag. But my site SEO rank was very very... 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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What do the different parameters in an Amazon Associates (affiliates) URL do? (Why use the Associates interface?)

I know it's possible to turn any Amazon link into an affiliate link simply by appending your Associates tracking ID to the end of the Amazon URL, so this: amazon.com/gp/product/B002RPCOH8/ becomes ...
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How to link domains hosted on one hosting account

I have several different domains hosted on one hosting account and some of these domains are linked together not because I am trying to influence page rank but because they contain related content. ...
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Does Google punish pyramid linking and does reverse negative SEO exist?

There are thousands of online companies that sell various linking building services, such as: Private Blog Networks (PBN) User Generated Links (forum signatures, blog comments etc) Pyramid Link ...
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Is there a reliable broken links check for https websites built with angularjs?

Couldn't really a find a decent broken links checker for https website built with AngularJS! Mainly tested the following tools: W3C Link Checker Xenu's link sleuth But they couldn't capture ...
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Site preview is showing for all links on my Plesk site

I have a website that is hosted with Plesk Control Panel. All my links show some site preview prepended to it. I don't know what I should do?
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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 correct to put a link in a bold anchor text?

I always ask myself, is it correct to put a link in bold anchor text (or a text with <strong> / <b> tags). If I am not wrong, this is like saying to Google that that word is doubly ...
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Count clicks to each of two external sites in Google Analytics

My client is a theatre company and they have lists of shows on their site. When the user clicks on a show, they get the option to book a ticket via site X or site Y. They want to know how many ...
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How to detect broken external links and site wide spell checking?

I'm looking for known methods to scan our site and alert us of spelling errors and broken links. Our goals are basically to have something consistently checking the entire site for spelling errors and ...
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How to Track outbound clicks in google analytics

I know there are several ways that will help me find out how many times that user clicked on the outbound links but situation is pretty complicated. It is a school website, KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT and ...
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568 views

What is an uncategorized URL

What is an uncategorized URL and is this something to worry about for a standard niche website?
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Joomla creating /2-uncategorised/ page's, duplicate content?

I've added some pages to a Joomla website (by adding articles). At first these articles weren't linked to the right menu yet. So the link was something like "site.com/2-uncategorised/25-bureau-lokeren"...
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Do I really need to remove special characters in a URL?

I have an FTP account shared with friends where we upload underground music albums and then we use the links to share the downloads in a music forum. The problem is that the album names are in french ...
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Do image backlinks count as backlinks?

If I have lots of images appearing tumblr blogs, the sort of tumblogs with very little text just reams and reams of images for people to browse through. If my image is embeded in their site like this :...
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Is dofollow linking from a long list of items allowed by Google?

I've just finished writing a list of 190 items. I'd like to make some links of the list dofollow, but I don't know if Google still allows dofollow links and how many per article.
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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 do-...
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How to prevent nested secondary information from polluting anchor text?

Say I have a website that lists items and presents them in clickable blocks with a few details, like this: <a href="/product/1234"> <img src="/product-1234.jpg" /> <div class="...
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If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity or all passing link equity?

SHORT QUESTION If i have multiple links to the same site on a page is it better to have only 1 passing link equity (and the rest rel="nofollow") or all passing link equity ? LONG QUESTION, WITH ...
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What does it mean if Google has its own links to your page displayed in Google Webmaster Tools?

I am just curious about the following: When viewing links to my site in Google Webmaster Tools I see all my usual links, but recently something I find strange has popped up: Google itself is ...
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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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Does linking to HTTPS or HTTP make a difference for link popularity?

I am considering making my site HTTPS but I was wondering does Google treat a link to HTTP exactly the same as SSL HTTPS site, and will my site rank the same with HTTPS. I guess it makes no ...
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Is it OK for SEO to host product manuals from the manufacturer myself, or should I link externally?

I run an eCommerce website and I have been thinking about adding PDF downloads to my product pages. These manuals and product sheets are typically hosted by the product manufacturer, though not all ...
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Wordpress social icons not linking to social media account?

I'm new to WP so maybe I'm looking at the wrong place but- I have social icons at the top of my website (as is default by the WP Theme). I want the icons (FB, Twitter, YT, Linkedin, Skype) to link to ...
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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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Sitemap is “pending” in Webmaster Tools after submitting an an unusually large number of links with it

I recently submitted to Google 17,000 links to businesses in my database. In the past I've only ever submitted 2 or 3 hundred. The sitemap has been listed in Webmaster Tools for the past five days ...
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Pages can't be crawled, common denominator is :80 after the .com

I have 37 links showing up as uncrawled and each looks like this: https://www.webpage.com:80/page Based on the urls listed, this is from when we had a company redesign our webpage. They show old page ...
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Is hiding text in links bad if the links are icon fonts?

I've done a few quick SEO tests of a page and they all suggest "consider adding text to links". The links they were referring to are all social icons, and are displayed using icon fonts. I've read a ...
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Should query string parameter values in a URI have single quotes around them?

I'm passing variables through the URI string, like this: example.com?a=first&b=second Everything works as intended, but when I pass the source code through the W3 validator, it's flagging them ...