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How this site is ranked so high in SERP's with no content?

In last few months whenever i search for computer wallpapers (using various keywords), somewhere between 1st and 5th position is always site http://hdw.eweb4.com Everything on that site is scraped ...
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Page Speed Optimization Questions: defer parsing and specifying a char set?

Continuing to optimized a web site, I'm using Chrome's Dev Tool add-on for Page Speed. I've been able to do a good bit of performance tuning thanks to its suggestions, but these two have me ...
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Do you get penalised for duplicate keyword anchor text within your own website?

First post here, coming from coding, please be kind! I'm finding natural linking opportunities within my content I'm writing to other sections of the website, using keywords. The way they are ...
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How do I make my website retina display friendly?

Recently the retina MacBook Pro was released at WWDC 2012. It has a resolution of 2880 by 1800. This makes websites look really bad if they haven't been optimized for the new high-res display, as ...
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How to enable more file formats for GZIP/Deflate Compression

I enabled gzip/Deflate compression on our servers per Google's Page Speed directives, and it looks like it's now compression html/php files, but a couple file formats aren't being compressed that ...
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How can you identify duplicate CSS rules?

I'm not talking about used/unused here. I have two stylesheets and some rules differ (either in selectors, rules or both) and some are exactly the same. So I'm looking for a way to extract and move ...
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Long 'Wait' Time for three php/CSS files. Is something blocking them?

I have been speed optimizing a Wordpress site to little effect. There are three files CSS-related php files from the Wordpress theme that are delaying page loads on the site. One of the three files ...
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Form development optimization

Like many web developers I do forms all the time. I found myself doing the same all the time: placing input fields, assigning a name to each, ajax the form, then create the PHP which involves to ...
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Force fresh content, not from the browser cache

I used the following code in the htaccess to put my site under maintenance and show the visitors maintenance.html. Options +FollowSymlinks RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ...
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Optimizing wordpress to handle 7 times spike in traffic

My Wordpress site jumped from 3,000 visits to over 20,000 via organic traffic. How can I optimize it to handle the current load? I know their are some brilliant minds on here. Any illumination in ...
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Can AJAX in a CMS slow down your server

I am currently developing some plugins for WordPress, and I was wondering which route to take. Let's take an example, you want to display the last 3 tweets on your page. Option 1 You do things the ...
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Local files vs. CDN

If website load time is a concern which is generally better to use when referencing a JavaScript or CSS file? Would using a CDN be better or would that just add more HTTP requests?
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Sitemap tool fails to find all URLs in my site

I added my url to Google http://www.google.com/addurl.html I added a meta tag with description and keywords I added it in Google web master tools and submit the site map There is no any robots in my ...
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Buttons in pure CSS3 or use image sprite

I want to know if it would be better to make an image for the buttons that I use, or can I get away with pure CSS. Ill give you the code. html: <ul id="buttons-dev"> <li ...
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Leverage browser caching for Facebook, Google+, or other 3rd party resource files

I tested my website with Google PageSpeed Insights. I did cache optimization in my .htaccess, but it didn't affect resource files that are from Facebook and Google+ Leverage browser caching ...
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Using one document for all images

I have some icons around 100x100. I typically save out each icon as a .png but I wanted to know if I included all the .pngs in one document would it be ideal and improve load time? If one document ...
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One gzip test returns positive, one returns negative.

Can anyone help me figure this. If I use this compression test it tells me my site uses gzip. But when I run the yslow Firefox plugin it tells me my site does not use gzip. Has anyone came across ...
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What is considered the optimal placement of a link to an RSS feed for SEO?

When do I want a search engine's spider to run across my RSS feed link? Before the heading (not saying header tag..) During the heading During the main content During the footer After the footer ...
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How to fix “No Etag header found” error?

I tested my website on ready.mobi and it shows MAJOR FAIL All page assets should use appropriate Etag headers to enable client-side caching and speed up future page loads No Etag header ...
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Migrating content (posts) from a sister site. Would it be beneficial adding them as pages or post?

I have to migrate the content (about 150 posts) from a sister website (that client had raised in order to increase SEO on advice from an SEO company) to the main website. My client has got a ...
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Check if an image is already optimized for the web

I have found this tool that optimizes images for the web. What is surprising for me (of course, there will be other tools like this :)) is that it only optimizes the uploaded image if it is possible, ...
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I have a local business on country code domain, I want to expand to global market

I have a local business on a country code domain, I want to expand my business to global market, so I want to create a .com version of my site. But my domain is not available in .com Can I use a ...
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From which file size is it worth to implement images as Data URI?

As the title says: for site speed up sake it is good to implement small images like Data URIs directly into HTML source code, like inline CSS (background image url), or with usual img src. But from ...
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Best way to optimize joomla cache. Difference between Global configuration cache and system cache plugin

I need to know for a Joomla site there is system cache plugin then there is global configuration setting to enable cache - how is it different from system cache plugin below are some of ...
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Images Loading Very Slowly

I'm currently working on optimizing my site to try to decrease load time by using Pingdom tools. I seem to be having some difficulty with long load times on images. For example, the body background ...
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Why is Yslow telling me Use cookie-free domains on only one of my sites?

I have Four websites all hosted under the same account (all under public_html of a main domain). All but one give me an A for "use cookie-free domains" but one of them gives me an F. What should I be ...
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English content on International page templates: how to mark it up with lang=“” attributes?

So, I have translated page templates to various languages so it's easier for users to pick their language for easier navigating and understanding the site. The pages have similar markup to this ...
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Why is a www to no-www redirect so slow?

I'm quite new to running a website, and I've recently run my page through some page load time measurements to try and reduce load time. After scaling down my images etc, I find that the bottleneck ...
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Optimizing large scale e-commerce sites

I have a few questions regarding optimizing large scale e-commerce sites with getting indexed. Over 1 million pages. Should you optimize images for e-stores with over 1 million product images? ...
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SEO: Twitter outranks personal site?

For some reasons, even though I websites has pretty great onsite SEO I thinks, my Twitter profile "outrank" personal site consistently in Google/Bing SERPs on different computer around country and ...
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Ensure we're found in Facebook search for both full & abbreviated company names?

We have a client with a facebook page, let's say his company is called Bob Roberts Super Widgets. And if you search in Facebook for Bob Roberts Super Widgets then up he pops. But the shorthand he's ...
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Hosting advice for a write-heavy dynamic website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I have built a website using PHP and MySQL and now I am looking for a hosting service. I am expecting about a 1000 ...
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Will replacing 'to' with 2 or 'for' with 4 improve my site's PageRank

Is it true that replacing words such as "to" and "for" with numbers (2 and 4 respectively) help increase my website's PageRank. Is it a useful SEO technique and if so why does it work?
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Confused about missing width and/or height attributes

So I tested my site on https://gtmetrix.com and it said: The following image(s) are missing width and/or height attributes. I'm confused by this, because the images itself already have the correct ...
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Adding text shadow to your whole website

I want to add shadow to all the text into a website. The text is in different elements of the website. Now I was thinking of 2 things. 1) add a class to all the containers with text, and just give ...
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CSS images loading extremely slow

I'm having difficulties with the following website : http://ladaily.com/los-angeles Seems like the rendering time of small images (less than 1KB) is extremely slow (over 2+ seconds). Any idea on ...
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Is it possible to compare http requests with download time?

I'm asking this because of the following situation: Fonts from my system were taking 2-6s to load. To improve this, I made the system load the same font from google repository, and I remove the css ...
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What credibility indicators can be used for a new web app?

I understand that when you have an app which you launched an year back or so, its pretty easy to get testimonials from your users which then works as 'credibility indicators' when published on your ...
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Old and new sites running at the same time

I have a possible SEO issue at hand and I would really appreciate your advise. My client has an online store (www.example.co.uk), which has been around for 15 years - it's never seen any design ...
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Best way to build links and target my keywords

Lest say I want to target "used cars" (i know, i know, tough keyword, etc... but this is for the sake of an example) Using google keywords webmaster tools, I have a list of keywords: They are exact ...
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Correctly adding WordPress blog to existing site

I have a website running and have added an extra link on the website that links to a WordPress site. Both sites are hosted on the same domain. Here's my problem; The domain: www.example.com The ...
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How to reduce DNS lookups?

It takes about 20-120 milliseconds for DNS (Domain Name System) to resolve IP address for a given hostname or domain name and the browser cannot do anything until the process is properly completed. ...
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How can I scan a HTML website for malicious links/scripts?

I designed a website using a free HTML templates. Up until now I used to trust the free templates I found online... Recently, one of these websites has received a lot of visits from Russia in a way ...
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If I know my visitor's demographics and features exactly how can I improve my Google AdSense eCPM?

I run a website which got some traffic that I know very detailed information about the vistors. For example Gender, Interests and so on. With that information, can I improve the revenue? Currently ...
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Server responding to request differnetly

I believe as above hosted locally , the long green delay is actually the home page of the website. May i know what causes those delay? Magento is a very CPU intense monster, is it due to the fact ...
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Research about best way to present multiple products on one page

I am updating a webshop page. This is a fairly simple page that displays all the products that we currently sell. The page in development is visible here ( https://www.ortho.nl/wwebshop ). Now I was ...
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CSS Sprites: Are they worth the trouble?

I can't help but wonder whether CSS sprites are very much over-used. First of all, if I stick all my images in a single file it makes an aweful lot of empty space. I know, that shouldn't make an ...
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Looking to monitor and manage SEO for multiple web sites [closed]

Can anyone suggest a web site or service which will allow me to sign up all my client web sites to manage and monitor their SEO? I checked out DIYSEO.com that someone suggested. Any reviews on this ...
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HTML compressor/minifier

Currently I am using a system where HTML gets cached server-side before it's sent to the browser. I'm looking to compress the HTML source of my website before it is cached. Basically I'm looking for ...
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What Does Local SEO Consist of and How Does it Differ From Website SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Local SEO Strategies What does most local SEO services consist of? So far here's what I got: Add company to Google Places, Yahoo Local, Bing Local and a bunch of other ...