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17 views

Sidebar text widget and duplicate content

Is a text sidebar widget OK with SEO point of view? This widget has a 100 words text and its shown on every page. I am concerned about duplicate content issue. I have a website that lists upcoming ...
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14 views

Google Search Results: sub-page description [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress site that successfully has 6 sub-pages listed below the main result in Google. However a page content snippet is showing up or each instead of the sub-page meta descriptions. I ...
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27 views

Why is compression slowing my site down? [closed]

This isn't a new problem but I haven't found any information elsewhere. I did a clean reinstall of my Wordpress site (hosted on Hostgator) and manually ported over useful content; by the time I was ...
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2answers
34 views

Archive page of post showing up ahead of actual post in google

Not exactly sure why the main page of my website which shows the latest post is being shown first when searching for post I made. The main page of my website shows up with the seo description showing ...
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1answer
32 views

Main domain and subdomain are same contain

One website example.com and second website is subdomain of example.com like example.example.com. Both website are same in terms of both content and functionality but written in different programming ...
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1answer
31 views

Adding Disqus to wordpress effect SEO [duplicate]

I am planning to add Disqus to my WordPress site. Now will my comments will be indexed by the Google as earlier or do I have to add any extra plugins or sitemap for comments.
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52 views

Sudden spike in pageviews in a WordPress site [closed]

A few days go I saw my "Pageviews" jump to an all time high.... I did not add new content. I did not change or meddle with the WordPress plugins or themes I did not add edit or delete my site in ...
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41 views

How do I optimize SEO in a multiblog WordPress install?

We are about to launch two product pages plus a corporate website. The goal is to keep a blog in all of the sites, but here it comes the question about how to do it in a way we get everything unified ...
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36 views

Why do people (or bots) spam a site with comments when its obvious that they end up being blocked? [closed]

Whenever I visit the Admin page of my WordPress site, I always find about 1000 new spam messages waiting there for me. The question is what is the motivation for people (or bots) to spam a site with ...
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59 views

What SEO problem will occur when we install WordPress on PaaS?

Openshift cloud provided by RedHat have told us to "set up a CNAME record with your DNS provider" if we need to use a custom domain in PaaS. What SEO problem will occur when we install WordPress on ...
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29 views

Is mixing slugs with numbers & names in WordPress a bad SEO technique?

While trying to get friendly URLs in WordPress, I discovered this WordPress forums post, which states: WordPress has a monumental issue forbidding you to use the same category slug more than ...
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1answer
55 views

Brand name showing before the title in search results

If we search for our brand name or any keywords that relate to our website, the first words to appear in the title shown in the Google result preview follow this format: Brand Name: Title Here's a ...
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1answer
27 views

Few small blogposts vs one big blogpost

I have a blog about different Internet and programming topics, and a few posts which have rather good ranking and some traffic. One blog post is about a tool I developed. I make updates to the tool, ...
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47 views

Will my “template_redirect” in WordPress have a negative effect on SEO?

Currently I'm redirecting all queries for a single post back to index.php but with a GET variable in the URL, indicating which post was queried. JavaScript grabs this ID and shows the corresponding ...
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65 views

Category to page and blocking category URL via robots.txt - good for SEO?

I am using a template which in the pages it allows me to add sidebars / more content under and above the content I want to pull from a category which is very helpful. If I create pages to display my ...
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1answer
89 views

How to check if a WordPress SEO plugin is working

I have setup my WordPress site with Yoast. However, it doesn't seem to appear in any of the search engines. In Google Webmaster Tools I don't see a sitemap. Is the plugin supposed to submit the ...
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1answer
15 views

Updating Pages after migration of website

My web site was coded in Coldfusion and over the years has obtained a good ranking. I recently migrated the front-end to a Wordpress site and wanted to know what is ideal way of updating Google and ...
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11 views

If Googlebot is crawling 25 pages per day, why isn't my website indexed by Google? [duplicate]

I have created a word press site which is 2 months old and has 15 posts. The average crawl rate is 25 pages per day. Is that sufficient for my site to get some organic traffic from Google search? If ...
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55 views

Web assets and SEO - albums on WordPress

I'm told that it is considered good SEO practice to have multiple digital properties "around" a website. For example, Youtube, Flikr, Social Media pages etc. Fine. I have linked my website to my G+ ...
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81 views

Which CMS scenario should I choose for SEO?

I have a website, about web design and programming, which uses WordPress. I also list some applications that I have made, in pages like: mysite.com/myapp1 mysite.com/myapp2 (note: these pages are ...
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1answer
122 views

Div with “itemprop=text” contains ratingblock. Will this harm SEO?

I am using WordPress and I am planning to use schema.org attributes to optimize the site for SEO. Because of WordPress' structure, I am forced to put the itemprop=text on a div, containing both the ...
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2answers
91 views

WP Yoast SEO's focus search term; is it necessary?

On Yoast's SEO plugin @ Wordpress, I can provide one search term per post, which is the key term, the focus term (don't know the English word for it). I am wondering what this keyword does... I don't ...
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1answer
282 views

Any good reason to noindex /page/2/ in archives?

In the Wordpress SEO plugin by Yoast, there is an option that could noindex the subpages of archives. From example, it would noindex the following: http://mysite.com/page/2/ http://mysite.com/page/3/ ...
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6answers
168 views

Do I need add Meta description for each post?

I used WordPress to setup a website. I want use excerpts as Meta descriptions. Is it necessary to do this?
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13 views

Moving an eCommerce site to WordPress, same domain, how to set up URLs to preserve PageRank? [duplicate]

I am moving a well ranked eCommerce site to WordPress, but the old site has URLs that all end in .htm. I want to avoid breaking links, and avoid losing PageRank, but WordPress removes periods from ...
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123 views

Would this type of rich anchor text hurt my SEO?

I have a site structure and it kind of looks like this: Home Fruit Flavors Apple Flavors Banana Flavors Pear Flavors Plum Flavors Grape Flavors ...
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1answer
86 views

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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1answer
171 views

Does changing the picture folder path of older website affect SEO?

I have a 2 years old WordPress based picture website. Now I am planning to use CDN for my website. But the problem is I have to move my picture folder to a subdomain. For instance my current path is ...
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1answer
221 views

What is the best WordPress permalink structure for a website with daily new posts and updates?

I have a WordPress website where users contribute a lot of posts and comments. I am now using /date/post-name as the permalink structure, but I've read and heard that it's better to use just the ...
2
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1answer
280 views

SEO advise for WordPress WooCommerce

I'm using WooCommerce and have selected "shop" page as homepage in WordPress settings. Therefore http://www.example.com and http://www.example.com/shop are one and the same page. In this case what I ...
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2answers
61 views

Non hyperlinked URLs impact on SEO

I am assisting a friend with a blog on WordPress. In his blog articles he is putting in URL's but since he is writing the blog in the visual portion of the editor it is not automatically adding anchor ...
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1answer
90 views

Google Adsense before/above article in Wordpress: SEO problem?

I have set a banner before my article / content in Wordpress on my single.php. Will this be a problem if we look at it in SEO terms? So that Google can't crawl my article or crawl it less good because ...
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296 views

Putting (WordPress) tags in <footer> tag, good for SEO or not?

I am using tags for my posts on my WordPress site. The content of my post is set in <article> tags, which is fine and now, I want to put the author link and tags in a <footer> tag, but I ...
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65 views

how to fix bad seo after being hacked

About a year ago my wordpress website was hacked & some company decided to go nuts and actually do some "SEO" on the various links it created. Some of the pages would show up on google as "payday ...
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2answers
300 views

Optimize SEO: 2 websites or 1 main website and subdomain? [duplicate]

I'm working on a WordPress website of a little company, let say: www.xxx.com. Now they want a different website for their workshops. What is the most optimal construction thinking of SEO? 1) ...
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3answers
54 views

How to change Google results

I've made a website for a client. I've used WordPress. The problem is, that when you type the page's name in Google, you get two results: Comments for [pagename] Sample page (the one that ...
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66 views

Which pages should be present in the sitemap

So if I have a WordPress blog for example, then out of the following which should be present in the sitemap and which should not be? posts - these will be obviously. pages - should be. categories - ...
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2answers
330 views

HTML5 tags: how to use them correctly?

I want the best possible SEO for my WordPress site. To do this, I made enhancements and used HTML5. The problem is that I don't know how to use particular tags. For instance, I have an article tag in ...
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1answer
62 views

Canonical created by WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast

On a WordPress website, WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast creates this weird canonical link. Basically the website name is www.test.com and when I inspect the webpage at www.test.com it shows me this ...
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65 views

404 errors versus SEO

I have a WordPress website in which people can link to existing or non-existing posts. So people can make links and they can link to pages/posts that don't exist. I explicitly made this possible, ...
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1answer
207 views

Wordpress - Too much information about SEO tags - archives - posts. Which is best?

Point 1: I have a front page which is dynamic because it gets all the latest posts that are rated. The question is: do I have to make these posts an excerpt, because that's better for SEO? Point 2: I ...
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1answer
240 views

How to maintain and optimize SEO for multiple store locations with individual websites as subdirectories from a main landing page?

My question is how to maintain and optimize SEO when moving a site from the domain root to a subfolder, creating a second parallel subfolder, and having the domain root be a landing page that allows ...
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1answer
69 views

Problem with Google crawler and cached results

I have a client that has 3 domain names. For the sake of this argument I will call them www.website1.com, www.website2.com and www.website3.com. He used to have a website package with VistaPrint and ...
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41 views

Why would my new WordPress site require a 301 redirect?

I just finished moving a site from localhost to its final domain, and the thing is that the SEO guys is saying I need to make a "301 redirect" from the old site to the new one, but there is no such ...
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1answer
53 views

Targeting different related keywords?

I have a Wordpress website on which I'm using Yoast SEO plugin. This plugin states that on a single post I have to target only one focus keyword for better SEO PageRank. Now suppose I have two ...
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0answers
18 views

Wordpress/CMS for small business SEO? [duplicate]

It's oft-heard that Wordpress has top-notch SEO and there are even rumors that Google's algorithms (and other search engines) are designed to specifically favor Wordpress-based sites. If I'm in ...
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2answers
100 views

How to get Google to display a list of posts in the SERPs for a self hosted WordPress blog?

My website is javatechig.com and is around 6 months old. I have used All-in-One SEO WordPress plugin for SEO tricks. Definitely after using SEO plugin, my website page view is increased, but still it ...
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1answer
71 views

What is wrong with the seo of my site? [closed]

My question is related to the seo performance of my website binarytides.com My website has recently seen fall in traffic and I have noted that for some of my best keywords the traffic is falling, and ...
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2answers
68 views

Pull page content from master site in WordPress

So I am working on some sites for a health practice, all in Wordpress. I have one parent hub site that contains all the information about all the treatments they offer on different pages. I also have ...
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1answer
87 views

How does this website work? [closed]

By the looks of it this website is just a feed of articles from other sites. How does it import the whole articles like this? and how is the site ranking at all with the lack on original content? I ...