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

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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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What is your opinion about Asia IT website? [on hold]

what you think about our website? راحی سایت و بهینه سازی
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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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Would Google think a hidden “skip to content” link is deceptive?

When I tested my website in the past with powermapper tools, It suggested I should add a "skip to content" link hidden off-screen to help people with screen readers use the website. I can completely ...
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Google Webmaster Data-Highlighter shows adult links in site. None found in source code

Google Webmaster Data-Highlighter shows that adult links in site but on checking the source code in browser links are not shown. Even the sucuri is showing site is clean. ...
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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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Trying to legalize both versions of my website

I have a desktop version and a mobile version of my website. Since the adoption of the mobile version, my adsense earnings were OK for a short period then dropped all the way down to almost $0 RPM. ...
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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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Does an iframe count as a backlink to my domain?

I have the following situation: Iframe case web page www.notMyWebPage.com contains an iframe that points to my domain (the contents of the iframe are loaded from www.myWebPage.com) Link case web ...
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What is the use case for Fax links in a webpage?

I've used tel: and mailto: to link to a phone number or email but how and why would I use fax: linking in a webpage? We currently take orders via fax. What would be the flow for a customer who clicks ...
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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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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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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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Improving search presence with micro blogs on keyworded domain names

A client of mine asked me to optimize his main website's search presence. One of my colleagues who has some previous experience in SEO told me that apart from the "normal" things to optimize on the ...
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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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Higher speed website caused adsense RPM to go zero. why?

I modified my website slightly so that links pointing to an item submission of some sorts (such as the "add item to shopping cart" link) are now submit buttons. For example: I converted: <a ...
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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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Legality of screenshot of another website

I wanted to write a blog post about a common feature of some popular websites. To illustrate, I'll need to take screenshot, crop and shows the specific features that's I'm referring to. I wonder if ...
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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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How do search engines handle protocol-relative links?

With many sites supporting but not requiring HTTPS now, there's an increase in protocol-relative links. A protocol-relative link is one where the protocol is not specified, and the browser redirects ...
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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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Does Googlebot crawl items that look like URLs in HTML5 data-* attributes?

Google is discovering some URLs in GWT which I'm surprised it could discover. The only place these are linked from are as follows: <li class="multiselect__item" ...
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How to Reduce GWTs Top “Links to Your Site” Domain (from our own legacy domain)

Back in July 2014, our company bought a new domain (new.com). Our existing domain (old.com) had been extensively indexed with over 7 million urls. We followed the instructions on Google's change of ...
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Fake links cause crawl error in Google Webmaster Tools

Google reported Crawl Errors last week on my largest site though Webmaster Tools. Here is the message: Google detected a significant increase in the number of URLs that return a 404 (Page ...
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Developed by link on homepage but not on content pages [duplicate]

I've been discussing this with peers recently and the general outcome was that for SEO purposes you should have your created and designed by links etc as links only on the homepage. Then for content ...
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Chrome ignores link to external protocol

When I click on a button, the href is for the external protocol mayApp://. Chrome ignores this. I want it to show it somehow (address bar is preferable). I use web automation to verify this link. I ...
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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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Overriding nofollow rules with meta tag

I'm using a blog that automatically nofollows links in spite of manually dofollowing links in the HTML code. so I decided to put this code: <meta name="robots" ...
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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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Reciprocal links or text based links

I have a blog and I've found someone else who has a blog with the same subject as mine. We want to do reciprocal links in the blogs. I read in Wikipedia that reciprocal links aren't good for the ...
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What's the best way to make a link invisible for user but still indexable?

I have several sites on the same topic but still competitive to each other. I would like to put cross links on these sites in text so they won't be visible/"clickable" but still indexable by search ...
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Get a report of which link of several links to the same other page was pressed in Google Analytics

Is there any way to see via Google Analytics exactly which links were pressed to reach a certain page? For example say I have Page A and from here 200 users are navigating to page B; I would like to ...
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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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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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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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Should I remove old links after creating 301 redirect?

Let’s say I have a URL like example.com/non-seo-optimized-link. So I create a new route and a 301 redirect to example.com/great-optimized-link. Now the dilemma for me is, should I keep the old link ...
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How to tell Google only crawl direct links?

I have some links that want to Google index it so I put those links in a separate simple HTML file, updated my sitemap to Google know about this page and just link my desired pages on that now I want ...
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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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How do search engine crawlers deal with imported HTML using link rel import tags?

Consider the HTML5 tag named link. Is this relevant to web-crawlers? <head> <link rel="import" href="/path/to/imports/stuff.html"> </head> Say there are images in this linked ...
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How to properly link a blog to a website?

I've been twice in a situation where I had to create a blog alongside a website. We've decided to externalize the blogging platform to wordpress.com (no maintenance and security concerns, good ...
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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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Is getting more than 300 backlinks from a site OK for SEO?

I once mentioned my site on a site and now after 2 months I see more than 300 links to my site from that site according to Google Webmaster Tools. All the links pointing to my root domain. Is this ...
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Finding the Google+ post that links to my site

This question is pretty similar to this: Finding the Facebook post or page that links to my site. Obviously this time I'm talking about Google+. My website has some traffic coming from a Goolge+ URL, ...
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Backlink “web” from many sites to many sites = penalty?

im building several Web 2.0 properties that will have backlinks to several websites. Each of the websites is geo-targeted to a different country and sits on that countries top level domain. And my ...
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When setting up internal links, can you link to a single page too often?

I made a website for a client about tourist services he offers. There is a blog, with unique content where each service is described. For example, there are 40 hotels, so there is 40 unique blog ...
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Does Googlebot determine the value of a link by its position on the page?

It's well-known that the SEO value of a website basically depends on how much it has been referenced, linked, and shared. From Googlebot's point of view, is a link at the top of a page more valuable ...
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Nofollow on share links?

I looked up on Google about this and most of the articles talk about not making nofollow links my social pages, instead making them rel="me", I got that. But I want to know if it is a good idea to add ...
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What is the meaning of a link rel file-list in the HTML head?

I little while ago I saw a website with the HTML code: <link rel="File-List" href="index_files/filelist.xml"> The content of the file is: <xml ...
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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" ...