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Does masking a subfolder with .htaccess have a negative effect on SEO?

My website is physically located at example.com/websitedirectory. I am masking the folder so that the document root folder is redirected to /websitedirectory and the folder is masked, so that it ...
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Google bots and iframe

Here is the problem: Let say I have mydomain.com. The externaldomain.com/article/mydomain has an iframe with mydomain.com inside but the externaldomain.com robots.txt contains: Disallow: /article/ ...
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SEO impact of 301 permanent redirecting a domain to a sub-directory of another domain?

I had my own experience of 301 permanently redirecting a domain to another (every page mapped) and Google properly worked everything out and it never had any problem SEO-wise. However, what if I'm ...
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Do search engines assign any weight to directories within a domain?

I have a piece of content that I'm distributing to news outlets. The primary purpose is to educate and build brand, and of course backlinks never hurt. Is there an SEO benefit to our future ...
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How do I configure Drupal so that is not in a subdirectory?

I loaded Drupal folder into public_html. All works fine. The site opens correctly, but only when I give full address including folder as IP:80/drupal. How do I use only IP:80 to access the website. I ...
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Can domain masking be used to move content from a subdomain to a subdirectory?

example.com is hosted on IP address c.c.c.c at host1, no access any windows server admin at all blog.example.com is on IP a.a.a.a at host2, full access to Linux server admin, using WordPress So ...
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Will adding top level directories with similar structure to existing directories change the SEO of my site?

I've been pointed this way for SEO related questions and this one has had me pondering for a little while now. I'm recreating a site's structure. The website's content is generated through several ...
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Directory URLs for SEO: can the base directory name change when used by itself?

Does it make a difference for SEO if I make my URLs like this: mydomain.com/companies (main category exploration section) mydomain.com/company/nike As opposed to mydomain.com/company (main ...
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301 directory redirect exclude subdirectory

I need to do a 301 directory redirect in my httpd.conf file but exclude a subdirectory within the directory. Example: RedirectPermanent /redirect/ http://www.mysite.com/. But I want to exclude this ...
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Top Level Domain (.com) and subdirectories for each country: Do they need their own content to rank in Google?

If I want to have a new site with a .com domain and have a /uk/ and /au/ folder for ranking in the Google results for each country, do I need to create a /uk/blog/ and a /au/blog/ to get content for ...
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Should I use a subdomain or subdirectory for a Q & A forum section of a site?

I run a coupons and deals website in a niche market, and I'm in the process of adding a questions and answers section to it. Based on my research, I found popular websites that use either ...
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apache2 subdirectory access

I am setting up an apache server on my linux (debian) machine. I am making a website, with sub directories that contains my css and image file. Here is my config. <Directory /var/www/*> ...
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How to map a blog to path

I would like to create a blog, and I want to have it in a custom URL. Moreover, I would like to host this blog in a subdirectory of my domain, i.e. www.myurl.com/blog, instead of a subdomain (e.g. ...
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Location-Based redirection and duplication in sub-directories affecting SEO

I currently own the website www.xyz.com. The website has a sub-directory for each of the 3 target countries: .../en-US/ (United States), .../es-MX/ (Mexico), and .../es-DO/ (Dominican Republic). I ...
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Should I choose sub-directories over sub-domains in this case?

I'm developing an application at the moment which shows local content based on location. Since the site is intended for local users, there won't be much need to change domain. For example: someone ...
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Do sites in subfolders affect the ranking of the main domain?

Does putting an unrelated site in a domain's subfolder (to avoid buying a new domain name) affect the domain's search engine ranking even if there are no links between them? For example, is it a bad ...