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How to remove Google plus author profile picture from blog search results

I created a company blog and linked it to my Google plus account for the SEO weight, my problem is now the blog has gained popularity and my profile photo is appearing in the search results for the ...
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Developing from scratch vs. Wordpress

I am facing a dilemma, over the past six months I have been building my website from scratch and I put plenty of hours into it using standard html/css/php/mysql/javascript and jquery... My website ...
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How to create a paid membership site? [closed]

I'm looking for a free solution to create a paid membership website. I would like to base it on Joomla or Wordpress if possible, because I already found nice video player and gallery modules for them. ...
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Wordpress layout and font changes between www.example.com/blog and example.com/blog

A WordPress installation using http://www.example.com/blog shows a wrong font (and due to that a wrong layout) whereas using http://example.com/blog shows the correct font and layout. This happens on ...
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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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Pagespeed rating vs server speed from a SEO perspective

What's more important for my website, from a SEO perspective? I first had a page load time from around 900ms and a google rating from about 70. Using some plugins I managed to get the rating up to ...
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403s appearing in WMT but when I FETCH GOOGLE returning same URLs as 200

HI there over the last few days Google Webmaster Tools has been showing me 403 errors for a series of URLS. However when i FETCH them they come up as 200 OK and when I look in Google using keywords ...
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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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Drupal Blog vs. WordPress Blog for a Drupal Website? [closed]

Is there a blog of preference for SEO, when it comes down to Drupal websites. I ask as WordPress seems to have the better plug-ins, though may not integrate as well. Any thoughts on this? I am asking ...
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rel=author and rel=me in Wordpress

I came across rel=me and rel=author from joost's blog. I don't know how much value they're going to be in future for SERPS as they look more of eye candy in search than anything beneficial to surfers. ...
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Hosting blogs in tumblr and redirecting custom page

I've a blog hosted at tumblr (own domain). Before that, I was hosting my blog using wordpress. When I was using wordpress, my permalink is like <domain>/<year>/<month>/<date>/&...
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How to use CSS to get 5 buttons aligned like this [closed]

I'm struggling to get a design like I put in this image in CSS. I'm using wordpress, and my theme just adds a full image to the top, I would like to make the most of space. http://...
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Any recommendation for hosting provider for hosting Wordpress CMS website (not just a blog)? [closed]

I want to host a Wordpress CMS based website. Any recommendations for a easy and reliable hosting provider. I have heard about lots of issues when hosting wordpress with my current host. This is based ...
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Wordpress - Automatic email to admin on password change

Noticed something interesting in WordPress...hopefully its just me not seeing the right option. Whenever a user requests a new password, it will notify the site admin that the password was changed. ...
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AWS, WordPress and URL issue

We set up WordPress and the website works okay but when a visitor clicks on any link the URL doesn't change. As far as I can tell we're using EC2. I've tried a few different themes and the issue ...
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How Can I See Pageviews Per Post - Google Analytics & WordPress

Background I just moved my blog over from Blogger to WordPress, and I'm trying to replicate the stats reporting that I had before. I've got Google Analytics integrated with my website, but I'm having ...
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Whats the use of mysql.safe_mode in php.ini file?

I've seen some website on security recommend to enable mysql.safe_mode in php.ini # Enable SQL safe mode sql.safe_mode = On When I searched hard to find info on this, I found this: If the SQL ...
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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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Fastest way to redirect dead URLs to home page

A client of mine scrapped his entire wordpress site of many years for a custom CMS. The URL structures both use the /<post_title> format, so a pattern based .htaccess rule is out of the picture ...
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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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Wordpress Category/Tag Pages As Indexed Actually Help In Traffic?

I several days ago somewhere read that category and tag pages should be noindexed. But later on somewhere else, I read that, they only increase rank for search term, but overall traffic decreases- ...
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Does WordPress tag page lead to duplicate content?

Let's say I am having a tag page at WordPress like http://www.mysite.com/tag/tag_name/ having 2 blog posts A & B and a category page like http://www.mysite.com/category/category_name/ having blog ...
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Wordpress, Joomla, on amazon S3 only? or do I need EC2 instance

for services like wordpress and joomla, I remember kind of just dropping project files on an FTP when I was doing static websites. Now Amazon S3 buckets reminds me of that, and it can be used for ...
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How do you manage extensions and upgrading the code?

If you use something like wordpress, and you need to upgrade because of some new security threats, some of your addons and extensions will not work. So if you don't upgrade, you'll face security ...
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Removing a post in Wordpress and then reenabling it

Can I take a post down in Wordpress and then repost it? Would this hurt SEO?
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Why sitemap gives higher priority to category and archive pages?

I am using wordpress along with Google (XML) Sitemap Generator Plugin, and have got a question about sitemap priorities. By default, The plugin gives higher priority to category, tag and archive ...
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How to incorporate WordPress blog into a static website?

I'm a designer and front-end web designer and I have a client that wants me to put her wordpress into a static site. Is there a way that I can embed the blog into a new site? Or is there a way that I ...
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Adding a CMS to an existing Magento shop [duplicate]

I am working on a project for 3 niche stores built on magento (using magento's multi-store function) that each get roughly 50k unique visitors a day. The sites don't currently have a blog or forum or ...
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Email a very large list of WordPress subscribers = fail (every single time)

I have tried using a number of plugins to email my 40,000 registered users on my WordPress-powered site, to no avail. I have tried Subscribe2 (seems to send some, but I have no idea how many) as well ...
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Permanent links format in wordpress: How to Choose?

In WordPress, I have the option to choose how the permanent URL looks like. The common format is Year/Month/Day or Year/Month for blogs. However, I’ve occasionally seen some successful blogs take the ...
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wordpress.com to self-hosted wordpress blog

I have been writing articles on the wordpress.com blog, now i am looking to move it to self-hosted wordpress blog but i wonder: 1) Should i move all my articles on the new blog or just put an ...
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Implementing an aggregator and integrating it with WordPress

Since this is quite a conceptual question which might involve a bit of discussion, I've made it a community wiki I'm working on a site that will work as a fairly simple aggregator of content from ...
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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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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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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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Shifting blog from blogger to wordpress - retain traffic

We have a popular blog hosted on the blogger platform with a custom domain name. We want to move it to a self hosted WordPress website with the same domain. The blog has an authority on 8/10 to 9/10 ...
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How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors?

I have a small WordPress website, Google shows me a print screen of how the visitors of my site see it : And as you can see in the image on the right, it seems like all the thumbnails gone and the ...
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How to add geographic taxonomy for posts?

I'd like to know what you guys think is the best way to go about creating a geographic taxonomy for a website (disclaimer: I run Wordpress, but more universal standards are welcome). Serving content ...
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Enable gzip compression On Worpress Hosted on Godaddy

I have a site hosted on Godaddy, I need to enable gzip compression on my website as it recommended on speed test, and I have added below content to .htaccess # BEGIN GZIP <ifmodule mod_deflate.c&...
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Unable to reach googlewebmasterstools.html file using DNS name, but able to access via IPADDRESS

Note : Asked this question on wordpress.stackexchange.com, it was recommended to ask here. I am trying to get webmastertools to verify my ownership on my domain. www.swipetelecom.com. Issue : When ...
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Multiple Domains pointing to one site

Newbie here so please excuse me if this has been asked in a different way. My friend has 3 domain names lets say example.com, example.net and example.org. They were not using the .com and .net. I was ...
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When WPML translates my WordPress site, should I move the native language to a subdirectory?

I have a website which URL looks like www.example.com. The website is in French. Now I want to have an English version and I'm going to translate the site using the WPML WordPress plugin, which I ...
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Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution?

I'm curious about both the positive and negative benefits of migrating old posts that were written on a Tumblr blog with a custom domain to a self-hosted WordPress solution. I've seen many people ...
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Should I use WordPress category archives or regular pages when considering SEO?

I've built a WordPress site based on posts and category archives (no pages). The menu redirects to different category archive pages that have a description, an image, and the relevant posts. Now that ...
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Moving Blogspot to Wordpress, can I reuse the framed redirect domain without losing SEO?

I have a blogger site (let's call it test.blogspot.com.au) and a domain test.com which redirects to that site. We've installed Wordpress in a subdirectory on another site and migrated using blogger’s ...
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How to block user agent from accessing my WordPress site with htaccess?

I have noticed large amount of traffic coming to my site from different IP's with user agent. Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; SiteExplorer/1.0b; +http://siteexplorer.info/) I don't have much experience ...
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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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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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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 ...