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Why is AhrefsBot requesting a page that's been removed from my website?

I was reviewing the logs of my website (WordPress), and I saw a line like this : myWebsite:80 5.10.83.28 - - [17/Jan/2014:09:05:53 +0000] "GET myUrl == HTTP/1.1" 404 5716 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 ...
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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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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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Facebook share does not display large thumbnail

I'm trying to share posts from my WordPress blog on Facebook. I want them to show in the new format with large thumbnails. Here's is what I'm using: <meta property='og:site_name' ...
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WordPress sets the homepage to index.php instead of default.php

I'm using free hosting with 000webhost.com, for that the default page it loads is default.php. But I've installed WordPress and now WordPress generated index.php as its homepage file. As an easy ...
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How to load the WordPress themes correctly in my local host?

I have a new customer that has send me a WordPress project. So to install the project it in my local machine, I have created a virtual host like the one below in my machine. So I can access like this ...
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How to create an RSS feed for my blog on my own hosting?

I just installed a Blubrry plugin in my WordPress to create an RSS feed for my podcasts that I want to upload. But what is the next step after installing and activating that plugin? Does installing ...
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Site does not appear in Google organic search [duplicate]

My site is showing up in organic search of Yahoo and Bing. But no trace of it on Google. I am using wordpress and a plugin called Google XML Sitemap. Also signed the site in Webmaster Tools and ...
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WordPress and MediaWiki sitemap

I'm planning to make a WordPress site and include, also, a wiki, using MediaWiki. I know how to generate WP and MW sitemaps. Anyway, I think I need to merge the two sitemaps in some way. Am I right? ...
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Can WordPress sites be updated with a CVS from local to live?

I regularly use the theme editor or FTP live files onto my local server (and load them into Visual Studio), but this can be time consuming when I need to debug many files. Is there a more efficient ...
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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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Move a well-indexed website from one framework to another

My company decided to get a new website, while retaining the same domain (e.g., mycompany.com). We are currently using Joomla (still active), and the new website will be a self-hosted WordPress. ...
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Inserting WordPress in a site with .htaccess Rewrite Rule

I want to insert a WordPress blog in a website which is programmed in PHP and that uses includes() to select what content to show, and that uses .htaccess Rewrite Rule to get friendly URLs. The ...
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Should I use HTTPS for my WordPress blog? [duplicate]

In general I am aware of what SSL does and how, but I'm not exactly sure as to what's the accepted custom, i.e. whether I actually am supposed to use it for my blog. There will be no other users than ...
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Rewrite rule not working for redirect in subdomain hosted in a subdirectory of the main site [closed]

I am running a WordPress network. This means there are multiple websites produced by one installation of WordPress. Each website is a subdomain of the parent website. WordPress handles the creation ...
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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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Google Analytics Status: Tracking Not installed

I set up a website, and below is my main page. As you see I have added the tracking code, but when I login to google analytics, I see Google Analytics Status: Tracking Not installed. If you think ...
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Bots inside chrome v31?

I am currently running a wordpress site with the plugin "Wassup" installed. In the last time I have registered around 30 users per day that call /wp-login.php on my webpage. And all of them always use ...
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In WordPress, should I “Allow search engines to index this site” during development?

I am going to create a web page, and I will do it online. Should I choose the option: "Allow search engines to index this site." during development, or should this be opened after development ends?
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Slow site because of WordPress Evolve theme

I've installed WordPress lastest version in my site. It is using Evolve theme. Demo of this theme is here. The original demo is also slow. Slowing is like that, site is waiting for 9-10 seconds for ...
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Moving a WordPress site to a new domain - need help with an Apache htaccess URL rewrite rule

I'm helping to move a WordPress site from one domain to another, which includes a change in permalink structure. I know I can use a .htaccess entry, but I'm not that well-versed (yet) in regular ...
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Is switching WordPress frameworks later on bad?

I just read that if you get a site established in Google with one WordPress framework, lets say "Thesis", and then change to another one, lets say "Genesis", that you could lose all your traffic from ...
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Forum is removed but still being visited by Googlebot

I've removed Simple Machine Forum (SMF) from my blog and from Google's index . I've even removed the sub-directory /forum from my blog techwayz.com and blocked it through robots.txt file. ...
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Will using HTTPS hurt my site's SEO or other statistics?

I've set up a WordPress blog. Since I have to log into it from many different locations/machines, I've also got an SSL certificate, and set up Apache to redirect HTTP to HTTPS. It all works, but I'm ...
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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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Is Google showing ads from other companies or WordPress plugin is injecting ads which are not mine?

I am using WordPress for managing my blog website. I am using an Ad Injection plugin to place my ads where I want in a post. The plugin seems very good, but I saw some ads which were not from ad ...
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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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How to reduce the CPU load on a hosting with WordPress installed as a CMS? [closed]

I have been using hostgators hatchling plan for three months. I got an email from the hosting that my website is creating an over load on CPU. They said that I am eating up their processor and as a ...
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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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Finding what is causing my site to issue 301 redirects

I have an URL which is 301 redirecting but I cannot find where or how it is happening and wanted some checks to perform if possible? I've checked .htaccess - it's not there I've checked cPanel in ...
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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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Way to search for sites using WordPress, Yahoo SiteBuilder, vbulletin?

Is there a method to search the web for website page sources that mentions WordPress, vbulletin, or Yahoo Site builder? Basically websites using WordPress or something like Yahoo Site builder?
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Web.config WordPress rewrite rules next to Magento

I've installed Magento on IIS in folder: E:\mydomain\wwwroot (I already have it all running correctly). I have no deeper folder magento, I placed all files directly in the wwwroot folder, so: ...
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Website not loading completely

I have a client on Fiverr and had ordered me a job to design a website and upload it. I completed the site using wordpress and uploaded to his godaddy server. The problem is that, He says the website ...
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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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404 Hits from “PHPCrawl” on WP site

Forgive me if this is in the wrong area - I thought considering the topic, it belonged here (as opposed to in WP). Correct me or move it if I am wrong. I've been looking around one of the sites I ...
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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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DNS: Getting www.example.com set up

I set up a recent (Wordpress) project on Microsoft Azure with a domain from 123-reg. When I set up the DNS servers I am getting example.com is working to the site, but www.example.com isn't and is ...
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Get Website Listed in Google News

I've developed a wordpress website and with the help of Yoast News SEO plugin, I've created the News Sitemap XML. However, when I submit the Sitemap to Google Webmasters, I get an error as below ...
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Is there a wordpress like platform for publishing code documentation? [closed]

Is there a wordpress like platform for publishing code documentation? I have an API I'm publishing internally and I want to add documentation like jQuery or Kendo do, and I'm wondering if they just ...
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Problem with Google Webmaster Tools Sitemap

I have a WPMU 3.6.1 with Domain Mapping (0.5.4.3) with W3TC (0.9.3) and Google XML Sitemaps (4.0 BETA). I have 4 different sitemaps. sub-1.com/sitemap.xml sub-2.com/sitemap.xml ...
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Increasing server speed(More info in question) [closed]

So I have recently been employed as a webmaster at a local High School, and I have walked into a nightmare. Their are 3 servers which hold about 300 WordPress/wiki sites for all the teachers. As well ...
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Keep current .htaccess file but add subdomain handler

Below is my current .htaccess file. I want to add a method by which I can conduct a simple pass-through if someone hits my subdomain. My current .htaccess is designed to grab any one who comes to my ...
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Greater PHP version required

I have bought a new hosting plan and trying to install WordPress from the beginning. I am new with the installer I am using now. The error I get is unusual for me and i cant manage this problem. ...
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How to fix unknown broken link error in WordPress?

I've been working on a client website and found that there are broken links. I have fixed most of the links. Most of the broken links are generated from comments. So I fixed them. But still when I ...
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How to set “twitter:player” URL in Twitter player card?

I am trying to design Twitter player cards for my podcast episodes, which are hosted on a Wordpress site. I am confused about what is supposed to go in this section: <meta name="twitter:player" ...
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Can preventing directory listings in WordPress upload folders cause Google ranking drops when they cause 403 errors in Webmaster Tools?

I recently moved to a new host that blocks crawling to my uploads folders but (hopefully) allows the files in the folder to be crawled. I now show many 403 errors for each folder in the uploads ...
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Tracking form abandonment

I'm looking for a decent way to track form abandonment. Ideally, I would like to see how many people start filling out a form but do not complete it, as well as the last field that was filled out. ...
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301 Redirects in a WordPress site: What will Google Analytics report?

Scenario: user goes to Google and performs a search - one of my old pages shows in the results (a page I have just created a 301 quick redirect for using an app within WordPress) - they click on my ...
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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 ...