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Does it matter if a site lives in a subdirectory instead of the root folder?

We built a (wordpress) site at the root directory of www.website.com, and then another company built a new version of the site at www.website.com/dev . While they were building it they accidentally ...
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Google crawls some pages which do not exist on the website

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawling error. 403 Access Denied for an ".html" such as vy81TYYP/lraynb-20151123-dkd04-2290.html. It has never existed on a my developed website. This is not ...
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How can I export Wordpress site's data (specially users and comments) to a CMS/board built from scratch?

I'm going to create a personal CMS/board for a website. Currently the site is using Wordpress so, more specifically, how can I export all the users and comments from Wordpress to a self-build website? ...
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Setting up Wordpress site for APM - SEO implications

This is fairly new and I have been reading up on AMP implantation. There is a plugin that sets up AMP pages for WordPress. My concern is duplicate content since there will be a new set of pages with ...
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Strange HTTP:Accept-Language behavior instead of Browser Language Detect [closed]

My qTranslate-X (v3.4.6.4) WordPress (v4.4.2) plugin can't "Detect the language of the browser and redirect accordingly.", so i needed to do a hack by .htaccess. Following solution found in Drupal's ....
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Wrong URL showing up in Google search results resulting in 404 error after migrating from blogger to WordPress

I have ported a blogger blog to a WordPress blog. I have switched the DNS to point to the new WordPress blog. The WordPress blog is up and running fine. I have created sitemaps for the pages on this ...
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What are the pros/cons of ecommerce store as subdomain vs integrated into main domain?

I have a website www.example.com which is currently not an ecommerce site. Now I want to sell some stuff. What are the pros/cons of setting up the store on a separate subdomain integrated with the ...
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Please clarify me about admin-ajax.php? [closed]

Someone know What is "admin-ajax.php" and its function and how it works. Please explain me if any one have fine description about it.
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Redirecting from Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org with SSL

I am in the process of transferring a Wordpress.com site to Wordpress.org. The old site domain: https://oldsite.wordpress.com. The new site domain: https://newsite.com. I am facing a dilemma on the ...
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My new setup website Directs to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi [duplicate]

I have many domains set up in cPanel. I just added a new website and it keeps directing me to /cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi. Why?? Please can you explain why this is happening and how to solve it?
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Are there any benefits to having unique meta descriptions and meta keywords per article/post/page on blog?

My company's website is running on WordPress. I've been asked to find an easy way to add custom meta description & keywords to the site. Of course, found an extension that easily allows this on ...
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HTML5 banner not showing correctly in Revive Adserver

I want to insert an HTML5 banner on our Reviver Adserver (version 3.2.2). Here's what I did : Created a new banner; Selected 'Generic HTML banner' from the dropdown menu; Copied the ad's HTML code; ...
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Do I need to use Google cloud platform for my Google Analytics WordPress plugin?

I had developed my own custom Google Analytics plugin before some months, now I have got an email from them that . Hello, Your Google Cloud Platform project(s): 1)project1 2)project2 has/...
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How to change my wp-admin URL?

This is the wrong URL: http://www.example.com/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fexample2.com%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1 This is the URL that I want to change: http://example2.com/wp-admin
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Query string variable “do” with value “ninja” appearing in search results

I did a generic Google search to see if my site shows up somewhere on the first page and it did, however I am seeing a strange query string in the place where you would normally see a plain url to the ...
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Why is my httpd so busy? [closed]

I have a simple Wordpress site on a VPS that isn't performing well. AWStats says: ~ 500k page views per month: ~ 50-80k unique visitors per month ~ 500-800 GB bandwidth per month (...
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htaccess rewrite incoming links to new one

I'm having a problem with site migration and old links. Now, its not just a server migration, it was also a CMS migration. Site went from umbraco (asp.net) to wordpress. Problem is that google indexed ...
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Wordpress premium package - How do you create a sitemap? Does it have to be the business package?

Wordpress premium package - How do you create a sitemap? Does it have to be the business package? I can't seem to do anything to the back on the premium package
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Dead URLs from old CMS showing up in SERP. Wordpress not serving 404 when old links are accessed = old URLs won't die

Dead URLs from the previous CMS on this domain is displayed in SERP, most likely due to people still trying to access them through bookmarks or browser history. This traffic is picked up by Google ...
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Making entire site to HTTPS from HTTP - issues to be aware of

I am thinking of moving a website (built on Wordpress) to be run entirely over HTTPS so it is more secure and follows Google's "HTTPS Everywhere" mantra. Can anyone provide some advice on this & ...
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New page: properly manage old page URLs to keep SEO score intact

I built a new page (Wordpress) whereas current page (custom CMS) is already ranked pretty high in Google's search. What would be some approaches to keep that SEO rank intact, such as handling 301 ...
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How to find out the strength of the Wordpress (already stored) password?

I am responsible for security of lots of shared hosting server. Most of them are having WordPress websites. Each server is having at least 500 WordPress websites. In my expereince, the issue with ...
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wordpress attack?

I have 404 errors on Search Console when queries are being added to my regular URL, such as : &sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwj56v3E9__KAhULbRQKHR3BDggQwW4IHDAD&usg=AFQjCNGDzpx5QNDQ5Kk8NJkIqs048na_tg ...
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Redirect all pages within subdirectory to new page

After redoing my webshop, I need to redirect every URL within a certain directoy to a new page. All URLs beginning ith example.com/shop/... should be redirected to the page located at example.com/...
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Can a blog and forum exist under the same domain for SEO and would a site map help?

I have a blog site example.com (WordPress) and have 10,000 (Alexa 30,000) visitors daily. We've decided to start a forum under example.com/forum/ (vBulletin) Is this a wise idea for SEO? Should I ...
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exporting a blog from a blogging platform to a website

I want to create a blog with my own domain and considere both the following alternatives: (a) purchasing a domain, a host service and creating a website from scratch ; (b) run a blogger platform ...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of using blogging platforms?

I want to create a blog and I want my own domain. It will be a blog mainly, but I don't exclude to add some sections for contacts and purchasing items from a store later. Since some weblog ...
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Are indexed Wordpress admin pages a security threat?

Because it was blocking Googlebot from accessing important files, I recently updated our /robots.txt file and removed most of it, including wp-admin. Now, the people on charge of hosting and SEO ...
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Visiting website without nameservers

Context I am migrating a WordPress website from a Plesk server to a cPanel server. Before I change the nameservers to point to the new website, I would like to test that everything is ok (e.g., ...
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301 Redirect to Wordpress site. Will this negatively affect SEO?

I am a content writer. I work for an eCommerce site. The server help desk wants an extortionate amount of money for integrating a WordPress site into our existing website and I do not have the ...
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Where to place 301 redirects in the .htaccess file on a WordPress site

I edited my .htaccess file earlier to redirect from www version to non-www, and it is working correctly. However, now I have some page redirects I need to do. I am looking at the .htaccess file, and I ...
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Adding UTM parameters in WhatsApp share button, how?

I'm using this code to generate the WhatsApp share button: <a href="whatsapp://send?text=<?php echo get_the_title(); ?> <?php echo get_post_permalink(); ?>">Share via Whatsapp</a&...
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Malicious links to our site on Google's SERP redirecting to shady pages

Our website is being attacked in a curious way: on the Search Results Page, Google is showing links that look as if they were to pages on our site but they direct to some shady viagra-selling sites. ...
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How to keep SEO URLs after migrating my website to WordPress?

Because each platform has a unique structure and different rules for URLs, SEO URLs may be changed when migrating data from one content management platform to another. Do I have have to use an ...
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My Site has been blocked from loading by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' [duplicate]

Font from origin http://example.com has been blocked from loading by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin http://...
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SEO benefit for a page title of contents with anchor links to page headings

In one of my Wordpress single posts, I'm planning to put a plain text list of my page sub headings (H3 tags) with anchor links that jump to the page section. Is there any benefit or harm of doing so ...
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How to prime cache on all location of a cdn

I have just started using MaxCDN to serve static resources faster (images, js and css mostly). It works great, as long as the data is cached on the cdn's location that is close to where I live. But ...
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Google is returning non-existant pages in a site: search

I help someone run a WordPress blog. When you Google the website, www.plus10tofireresist.com, irt comes up stating "This site may be hacked." At one point there were a bunch of hits to the site ...
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Blank pages when articles accessed from Google

This is the strangest bug I ever seen. I'll start a new job at a local magazines editor in a week, and today I passed by to submit some papers they asked me to provide. When I got there, they told ...
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Google will not index my home page correctly, it is only showing sub-pages or an image [duplicate]

I have some trouble to get my blog http://clutchpumper.com listed. Yesterday Google only showed my author page. I removed this page using "Google webmaster tools". But now Google just gives me a ...
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Number of execution and strange POST calls

Having a problem with a number of script execution. Host: Siteground Hosting package: GoGeek ( declared for aproximatly 100,000 visitors per month) Current status of execution in last 24h: 58678/...
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Wordpress social icons not linking to social media account?

I'm new to WP so maybe I'm looking at the wrong place but- I have social icons at the top of my website (as is default by the WP Theme). I want the icons (FB, Twitter, YT, Linkedin, Skype) to link to ...
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Custom CSS in WordPress is not served over HTTPS breaking WooCommerce secure checkout

I use WooCommerce on my WordPress site and I have just forced HTTPS redirect for the Checkout flow. However, when I do this, my custom CSS is blocked. I get: Mixed Content: The page at https://www....
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Google indexing the home page multiple times with spammy and trademarked parameters

I am helping a client figure out some weird URL issue and I am stumped! Google Webmaster tools shows a couple of hundred "pages" that essentially don't exist and look pretty spammy, also using wording ...
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XML Sitemap upload for Wordpress site

I had previously used an XML Sitemap auto generator on the AIOSEO plugin but wanted to make some changes to the prioritization of some of the URLs that I could not change through the functions of the ...
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After turning off and on my CDN (cloudflare), everything broke

I need some help asap. I had some problems with my icon fonts and found out, it's because of the CDN and "cross domain". So I thought, I should try to deactivate my CDN and look what happens.... BAD ...
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Using .htaccess deny returning 302 and not 403 forbidden

I'm in the process of adding yet another layer of security to some of my WordPress installs, since some of my customers sites use shared hosting, and generally they do not ban users for brute force ...
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WordPress and Google Indexing

One of my domains i am working on, the site is using wordpress and literally a barebone site. A couple of sample pages not even an SEO plugin or site map generated as yet, why? - Well i setup the ...
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WordPress: Many IPs issuing wp-login redirect + wp-login register + xmlrpc. Problem or not?

My WordPress instance is hosted at my own domain and is installed in subdirectory xxxx (i.e. not in the root directory). 5 days ago I added a WP blog, and also started commenting in social media about ...
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Trouble with Analytics SPAM and GTM

let me show you my problem: I Installed Analytics by GTM with UA tag My Website is an Wordpress based Started tracking access Then, in JetPack plugin statistics, the pageviews and monitoring are ...