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18 views

Move old website with bad SEO to other domain: redirect or start from scratch?

I have an old website with very bad SEO and PR, but still with some visitors per-day. Lately I've rebuilt the app and the concept of it and I'm going to deploy everything in a new domain. I would ...
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18 views

404 code/header for search engines, on removed user content?

I just got an email, from a former user on my website He was complaining that Google still shows the contact page he created on my site, even though he deleted it a month ago This is the first time ...
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88 views

Add site to search engines, even though not ready yet

I'm building a website, and until it's done, visitors will see a "This site will launch on new year's day 2015", and a description of what the site is all about The domain is new, and nobody knows ...
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62 views

Is there a way to download the Google index for my website?

I have a client that's launching a new website on their current domain. I don't want to lose their SEO rankings, so I need to ensure that all the old, indexed content gets properly redirected to the ...
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1answer
24 views

Cleanup incorrectly indexed subdomains due to wildcard DNS

I have site www.example.com which someone previously configured with wildcard DNS records and with no 301 redirects. As you may have expected, Google's index is now full of garbage like w.example.com, ...
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36 views

Force google not to include my site's name in my pages' title

I know this kind of questions has been asked many times, and I know Google changes the title of the page according to the search query and page's content. I read many articles about this topic, like ...
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21 views

How do I notify Google of a change of address from http to https? [duplicate]

I've just switched a site from http only to https only (on the same domain name), and have 301 redirects from old to new in place on a page by page basis. How do I now inform Google, using Webmaster ...
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1answer
22 views

Google to index preferred sub-directory?

I have inherited a rather large site built with Magento. When visiting the site it redirects by default to website.com/usa using a Magento PHP function (not .htaccess). When searching for the site, ...
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44 views

SEO? Client worried about negative news story about his business at the top of Google search

was hoping someone could answer a question about this, even though I'm sure the answer is bleak. I'm building a website for a client who has noticed that when you run a Google search for his name, ...
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1answer
20 views

How to add a Google Map to search results? [duplicate]

How can I get a business map location displayed along with the Google search results page?
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1answer
49 views

SEO: If another website uses a iframe from our website, would the links in the iframe appear to be coming from our website or from theirs?

we are creating a "app" on our website that allows affiliates to simply use a generated iframe on their website, which would produce a list of all our products (we sell event vouchers). The links ...
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0answers
51 views

A one-day loss statistics from Google

My stats dropped 50 times pls help me ! I did not see any problem with the site! Google also did not report any problems url: Food.Sooran.com 200 was my previous online But now one people! The ...
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5answers
139 views

How do I get google to prefer one branch/directory of my site over another?

I write a software library that maintains "latest" and "beta" branches: gojs.net/latest gojs.net/beta Ideally all of this content would be available via Google search, so I'm reluctant to disallow ...
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1answer
62 views

What is the difference between offsite and onsite web analytic tools?

What is the difference between onsite and offsite analytic tools? I am reading a book about web analytic tools and this is the definition (from the book): Offsite web analytic's tools measure ...
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2answers
35 views

The rel attribute of hyperlink equals to author and the original source of the data

I have news application that collect news items from other websites on the base of some defined criteria. I'm trying to increase the SEO of my website and its Google rank. I tried something like the ...
2
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1answer
325 views

After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

Background: I have been making a new website design at www.example.com/new which has been uploaded for some time as I have been redesigning the site. This site shares most of the same content as my ...
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3k views

Should I have both example.com and www.example.com?

I used to have a website which could be addressed by both example.com and www.example.com leading to the same page. Now, I moved to another server and only the example.com works. I got an email from ...
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21 views

Optimizing for multiple keywords using different internal anchor text for the same page [closed]

I have a website with breadcrumb navigation and an additional header navigation. The header navigation is not static and looks different depending on where on the site it is located. My idea is to ...
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1answer
77 views

Using Google Webmaster Tools “change of address” feature for HTTP to HTTPS migration

I'm trying to use change of address in Google Webmaster Tools, and I've followed the instructions and set a 301 redirect for all requests to HTTPS. My site has always used HTTP with a 301 for no-www, ...
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2answers
52 views

Problems ranking in different countries for .com site [closed]

I've got something confused with Google.com My website is hosted in United states, and its language is English. However, when i search a keyword in India, actually my website naming keyword.com, my ...
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1answer
46 views

Will Google always tell you if you've been penalized for spammy links?

I've noticed a few spammy links pointing to my website. Some of these existed from before I registered the domain, and some of these are new, possibly placed by competitors. I understand that Google ...
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4answers
132 views

SEO benefit of H1 tags on the homepage

I've been told by an SEO specialist that, although every other page on a website has <h1> tags highlighting the correct headings for that page, that there needs to be one on the homepage, too. ...
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1answer
39 views

My site's robots.txt was blocking everyone for a year. What to do now that I fixed that?

My site's robots.txt was blocking everyone for a year (The "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" option was checked in WordPress). I guess Google will re-try to crawl it in the upcoming ...
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1answer
31 views

Creating a unique meta description for each page on a WordPress website

I have one website which is created with WordPress. When I try to enter the websites's homepage meta description, then it attaches to all the posts that are created by me on the website. But I want ...
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1answer
41 views

Will search engines rank my site lower if not having any img tags on it?

I'm moving into using divs with backgrounds set by css, instead of using img tags But I'm wondering.. will this be given different or lower rank/importance/quality by search engines? I don't know, ...
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0answers
7 views

Links removed from google search results [duplicate]

For my website www.trickwarehouse.com i have created one post on keyloggers. When i search in google that what are keyloggers? then my website's post position was 16 but after 1 hour, when i checked ...
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4answers
179 views

Self-referential hreflang attributes for single language website?

I've been told by an SEO company to add a hreflang attribute to every page on a single-language website (ie. 'self-referential' tags), but everything I've read about the hreflang tag, including ...
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5answers
1k views

What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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38 views

Subdomains for UK and USA [duplicate]

I have a site which is multilingual. I need to target it for visitors from different countries, including United Kingdom and USA. The problem is that if I make the main site for USA, and subdomain ...
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1answer
33 views

Google not indexing new forum

We installed a new forum a few months ago now. The URL is: https://www.scirra.com/forum I've 301'd the old topics/threads, as well as included all the new URLs in the sitemap. Yet they still are ...
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1answer
24 views

Why my website doesn't appear in Google search results? [duplicate]

I've made a simple website for a friend's bakery and it doesn't appear in Google's search results even if I search for the whole domain name of the site. What can be the problem? How to make it ...
4
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1answer
105 views

Which is better for search engines, repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning?

When I'm designing an ads website I have two options: Let the advertiser to choose from some predefined lists to create the new ad. For Example: product list ( T-Shirt, Shorts, Suit, .....) Color ...
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2answers
85 views

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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1answer
60 views

Home page at /home-page-name instead of /

I was wondering if having your home page at http://domain.com/home-page-name instead of just: http://domain.com/ would affect SEO? Not only that, but if users go to domain.com they are ...
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1answer
56 views

The sharp decline Statistics of website [duplicate]

My website has had 10 months ago, the statistics are very high. Very high ... But after 10 days of server failure, Marm was 20 times less. I got lost for a long time without making a mistake, do ...
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4answers
288 views

Should I set NOINDEX header for my JS, CSS and image files?

Are there any harms if my site send NOINDEX headers for all my static assets? For image files, I refer to those valueless, e.g. background images, button images, etc. Update: more background ...
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3answers
108 views

How to tell Google and Bing to come and re-crawl sitemap

I'm new in SEO, I have a web application can let user post their own page. I have use PHP to update sitemap.xml (daily.) How often do Google and Bing come back to crawl my sitemap? Do I need to do ...
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93 views

Panda 4: Reducing #indexed pages. How much is enough?

I've been hit by panda 4 (40% decrease). I didn't see any change during panda 1-3. From what I've read it and when compared to my site, the change is probably due to the fact that I have over 30M ...
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1answer
54 views

Website with over 1 million posts with not much textual content

I've made a website which crawls files from all over the Internet and I feel like Google will ban me if I sent it sitemaps which contain all of these pages (1m+), because they contain only the file ...
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2answers
43 views

Does the link we provide on various networking websites counts as a backlink?

Does the blog/website address we add on various sites like Facebook count as a backlink in the eyes of search engines, especially Google?
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2answers
44 views

link:www.example.com returns 0 results [duplicate]

My website returns 0 results for link:www.example.com why it not showing any results ? Is it because of all backlinks are low quality or what ? but In Google webmastertools "Links to Your Site" ...
4
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1answer
111 views

Wikipedia's effect on Google SEO

I've been researching new SEO trends for a few weeks now and I see alot of community buzz about Wikipedia pages effects on Google. For example: When I do a search on Lowe's or Macy's in Google: I ...
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0answers
8 views

Google places links and info with my search results [duplicate]

I had set up a google+ page a while ago and also crated a places page. I'm wondering how I can integrate this into my search results (An example shown in the attached screenshot). I'd like the ...
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0answers
21 views

cannot find my site in Google/Bing - live 4 months [duplicate]

I have a site, led-lights.ie, which went live in January and it is still getting just a handful of visitors a day. I cannot find it searching Google using various terms even after going through over ...
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1answer
147 views

Google update on 3/9/14 has caused loss of sitemap indexed pages. I have no Idea what's going on

I was up to at least 30 blog posts indexed out of maybe 40. That number was slowly climbing. Then the update came along and while we've been adding posts, the total indexed number has been going down. ...
2
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2answers
70 views

Using the HTML input “name” attribute and SEO

From an SEO point-of-view, which version is better: <input type="text" name="q" value="search" /> or <input type="text" name="query" value="search" /> Here's another example: ...
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3answers
180 views

Does a longer registration length/period for a domain name improve its SEO and search ranking?

While I was renewing a domain of mine with a well-known domain registrar, the support person who was on call with me said that I'd improve the SEO ranking of my domain if I increased the registration ...
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1answer
24 views

Keywords and sitemap management mistake

I am working on a news aggregator. When I look at the example.com page, (https://www.google.co.in/#q=site:example.com), I see that the top pages are not the "best" pages in my website. When I look at ...
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2answers
26 views

PDF's showing up before relevant pages

When I perform a site:example.com keyword on my site I tend to get a lot of PDF's first and not the relevant pages with the keywords. We are trying to optimize our site for best SEO with Google and am ...
3
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0answers
93 views

Website traffic suddenly dropped by 90% [closed]

Our yellowpages website lokaterr.com was getting good traffic,but suddenly traffic got reduced to 90% since may 3rd. There are no warnings or errors in Google Webmaster tools. Please help me out how ...