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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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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 ...
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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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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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Should my blog be directly on my website?

I have my newly launched website at www.slicify.com (redirects to a secure subdomain). I currently have a separate blog on WordPress: slicify.wordpress.com for a couple of reasons: I don't really ...
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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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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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How to detect and track broken pages using Google Analytics or some other tool?

On my blog (WordPress), I am using a caching plugin, and somehow it happens that on my popular posts, the page broke, which means the generated HTML never reached the ending HTML tag and broke in ...
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Safely backup and migrate a hacked and infected WordPress site

I have an old WordPress site that was on really bad shared hosting and has been hacked into smithereens. It's been compromised by multiple (different) people, as far as I can tell. It's pretty bad! ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is Plone really without security holes as Wiki article suggests?

According to this wiki article (chapter): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plone_(software)#Focus_on_Security From 2010 there has not been a single vulnerability. Is this true and Plone is the most ...
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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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Where do you develop client Wordpress sites? [closed]

I am currently in the process of setting up my own little Web Development business. I have created a handful of WordPress sites and people who see them keep asking me to make them one. My question is ...
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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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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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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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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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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) ...