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Google Analytics: Source/Medium reports decoding

I have recently inherited responsibility for an old site and its GA profile. When looking at the Source/Medium I can see the regular referrals such as Twitter and Google. But there are some ...
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How to tell Googlebot to crawl just URLs ending in .html

I have a big problem in Google Webmaster Tools. The number of 404 pages in the error report increases so fast that now I have over 1000. When I check for errors, I see that for every page Googlebot ...
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Will putting the HTML from a 301 redirect page into a document perform the same function as a real 301 redirect?

In a web debugger, the html of a 301 redirect page shows up as: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>301 Moved Permanently</title> ...
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Will it have a negative influence on search engine ranking if my main site is working over HTTPS but my blog isn't?

Suppose I have domain working https like https://www.example.com and my blog is working without https like blog.example.com. Is that wrong from SEO or Google Point of view?
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1answer
25 views

Will redirecting expired domains to my site help my site or will penalize website?

I am developing a entertainment website and have found more than 4 entertainment domains (expired domains). Domain authority of these domains are 25 or more. I have question regarding these expired ...
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Access Forbidden XAMPP

Ok so I've been having some trouble accessing a subfolder inside a project folder. I have the following structure: -htdocs -Project -admin The problem I'm havin is when I type ...
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1answer
18 views

.net viewstate attack from various IP

I have viewstate logs every seconds : ...
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1answer
590 views

Ruby on Rails 3 hosting [on hold]

Please can you suggest me a hosting service with these properties: It costs less than 150$ a year (best would be free!) It is "Ruby on Rails 3 ready" (I mean it requires a minimum amount of terminal ...
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Unable to Filter Ghost Referrals in Google Analytics

I set up a view level filter to remove ghost referral spam where the filter field ie Campaign Source and Filter Pattern is something like www.event-tracking\.com|Get-Free-Traffic-Now\.com. Problem: ...
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How to include your site name in search results

I have read the Include Your Site Name in Search Results article: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name ..and was wondering if this works? I tried searching Google and I can't find ...
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0answers
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Using MongoDB objectID in query parameter, does it affect SEO?

If we use object id of MongoDB in query parameter like for example, In browser URL, http://example.com/get-details/507f191e810c19729de860ea to pass this objectID from one state to another state, I ...
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0answers
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CSS property 'white-space: nowrap' changes iOS font-size [on hold]

When declaring white-space: nowrap in CSS, I see iOS shrinks the font-size. Is there a simple fix to prevent this?
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1answer
283 views

What are differences between sell side platforms (Admeld) and self-serve platform (AdReady)?

I was confused with sell side platforms (e.g. Admeld) and self-serve platforms (e.g. AdReady) as both are serving services to publishers. I would like to know the differences in order to get the ...
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2answers
189 views

Online Video Platform for own servers

I need an application, similar to Ooyala, Vzaar, Brightcove, that manages & encodes all videos. The only difference, is that I want to host the software and content on my own servers, preferably ...
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0answers
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Why Rich Snippets are not showing for this website?

the following is the a local business listing page in our website. http://www.mazkara.com/dubai/florida-beauty-salon-al-karama Google Structured data testing tool is showing "all good" but they are ...
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0answers
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changing color of body text on MediaWiki's “common.css” has no effect

Over at the MediaWiki.org page Manual:CSS, it mentions: If you want to make all text on the wiki green you can add the code body { color: green; } to MediaWiki:Common.css. I've made a few ...
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0answers
19 views

Best tag placement for Analytics.js tracking code?

I am using a webapp for my website which has an option in the settings to add my UA tracking code from google analytics. However, when I view my source, it places the tracking code in the <body> ...
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Is it bad practice for SEO to use <i> in header elements?

For making a user friendly website, I have to use some of Font Awesome fonts in <h> elements like this: <h2> <i style="color: rgb(102, 149, 45); vertical-align: inherit;" class="fa ...
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1answer
21 views

How do spiders find your website in the first place? [duplicate]

This is just a question of curiosity. Let's say I register for a new web domain and purchase a hosting account. I set up a website, and soon search index bots are visiting the site to learn more about ...
3
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1answer
25 views

Googlebot encountering JavaScript errors due to rendering outdated HTML files with newer JS files

We recently encountered an issue where we added a JavaScript variable (e.g. var GLOBAL_VAR = true;) to an HTML page (e.g. /Search/Index) and updated the separate JS file (e.g. ...
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1answer
33 views

Monitor a website and change it to show an error message when the web server is offline

I own a domain. Let's name it example.com. I have my own server. For this example, its IP is 1.1.1.1. I use Amazon Route 53 and have configured my DNS. Each time a visitor visits example.com, she ...
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2answers
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Where are “Duplicate Campaign Parameters” coming from in Google Analytics?

I keep getting this notice in Google Analytics: Duplicate Campaign Parameters Property [site name] is receiving hits with utm_term parameters of the same text but different letter cases. I ...
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3answers
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Does background video affect SEO?

Does the extra loading time that a background video has, affect SEO? Or that does not really affect it because the HTML already loaded and the video is just streaming after? Does it make a difference ...
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Right time to start Seo/Social Sharing of site? [on hold]

I have develop a site and age of my site is 3 hours. All meta tags of my site is completed. But confused that what is right time to start seo (off-page) of my site.
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28 views

Index status shows significantly less pages than search results? *Not a New Site

I am trying to understand how within Google Webmaster Tools (Google Index>Index Status) I can have a figure of 2,000 total indexed pages (and falling daily) yet when I search Google using the (site:) ...
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7answers
5k views

Should I create a 'Website coming soon' page for my recently-acquired domain?

When launching a website the domain name is usually purchased before the content is ready. What is considered best practice with these domains just floating in space? Should there be a 'coming soon' ...
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0answers
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Running my site on an old-fashioned phone emulated [on hold]

Back in the day before iPhones were invented, different technologies (like xhtml/wap) were used to present pages. Now it seems that all new devices are HTML5 compatible. I want to support the largest ...
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2answers
578 views

Tumblr Custom URL Not Working

I have bought a domain that I want to use as a unique Tumblr website but I can't get the url to pick up on Tumblr settings. The domain is a .com registered with 123-reg. I've set the CNAME to the ...
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1answer
139 views

When does an expired domain become available for others to register?

I'm trying to purchase a domain name that was registered and apparently already expired. This is its status: Status: clientHold http://www.icann.org/epp#clientHold Status: clientTransferProhibited ...
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0answers
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Does opening link in new tab break goal funnels steps?

I have a landing page with a button that takes the user to a store page which opens in a new tab. This store page is a different domain name than the landing page. I have cross-domain tracking setup ...
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0answers
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Trouble with 301 redirect of old naked domain to new domain

Using the .htaccess I am trying to setup a simple 301 redirect which does the following: http://exampleA.com redirects to http://exampleB.com http://www.exampleA.com redirects to http://exampleB.com ...
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1answer
62 views

Is it possible to create a “all keywords in adgroup must contain X”?

I run a Google AdWords campaign with (amongst others) the following AdGroups: Accounting Accounting non profits in each group I have a bunch of keywords. I use broad match with a + before it. Like: ...
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votes
2answers
45 views

Can randomly named CSS classes hurt rankings?

My website uses random words for CSS classes. For example: gruig. Now I'm little scared that this might somehow lower our Google rankings. Will it?
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1answer
18 views

License needed to use a custom web font

I want to use a custom font on my website. I have found the woff file of this font on another website who was using it. I've saved it on my computer, tested it on my website (localhost only) and it ...
2
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1answer
28 views

How can I stop WHMCS install folder from reinstalling every day?

I have WHMCS installed on a sub domain and I have followed the install steps listed on the WHMCS knowledgeable, including: When complete, delete the install folder from your web server and CHMOD ...
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1answer
9 views

Lower priority for specific pages

I have some documents that are not as important and I would like to have a lower priority for them. If I generate a sitemap I can set the priority for these pages to a lower value, e.g. 0.1. ...
2
votes
2answers
43 views

How to prevent nested secondary information from polluting anchor text?

Say I have a website that lists items and presents them in clickable blocks with a few details, like this: <a href="/product/1234"> <img src="/product-1234.jpg" /> <div ...
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0answers
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How to geo-target the US and a specific state in AdWords/Bing Ads

I want to be able to geo-target the US at 10% of bid and specific state at 100% of bid. At the campaign level, I set the bid modifier for United States to decrease by 90% and simply included the ...
4
votes
1answer
321 views

How to inform Crawler on AngularJS permanently moved page without losing SEO ranking

I am using Angular JS app and serving snapshots for crawlers when they visit. Changes are inevitable and hence certain pages are to be moved permanently (Redirect 301). For example: ...
2
votes
2answers
85 views

SEO: images and describing text

I have a site that is using the background image feature extensively to replace text with a graphic which contains that text in a stylized form. For accessibility and SEO purposes I have the actual ...
2
votes
2answers
132 views

SEO, acronyms, and the URL

Could writing URLs as acronyms negatively impact SEO? Does it matter what the acronym is? I'm creating a site for a research organization with many different branches and project in those branches ...
2
votes
1answer
137 views

Google mobile friendly resources which are blocked by robots.txt

I have a situation when I check my website on Google Mobile Friendly Test, it says that my website is mobile friendly, but beneath there is a sentence saying: "This page uses 5 resources which are ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

Website not getting indexed

We launched our website example.com about 6 weeks back. It is a single page application and the urls change dynamically based on search results. We have submitted sitemap through google webmaster but ...
4
votes
1answer
34 views

How can I redirect all my files on old URLs to new URLs on IIS?

I've been looking and trying out different pieces of code for months to no avail. Most of what I have found is for .htaccess, and not for IIS. I have two scenarios: subdomain1.domain.com to ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

How to customize youtube url to dynamic pretty url? [on hold]

I am creating seo friendly links for my site. I am succeeded in creating all link just the data fetch from youtube using Api is creating an ugly and long link i want is there any way out to make that ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

Mailchimp emails are not delivered to gmail or google app based email addresses

Not sure if anyone has encountered this, but thought I'd post a question to see if anyone has any bright ideas. TL;DR Cannot get mailchimp to send to gmail-based emails or google app managed domain ...
3
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2answers
28 views

Preventing a link on a page from being indexed and followed

I have read the post about how nofollow value impacts on crawlers/indexing. However the information from the post answers end on 2012. In my case, a have a file page that is indexed by Google. On ...
2
votes
2answers
57 views

Does it affect privacy policies or legal liability when we can identify users through analytics?

Currently we are using Google Analytics and provide a simple template generated privacy policy, i.e. standard policy on cookies, anonymous tracking, etc. Some more advanced solutions such as mixpanel ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

How can I use a blog to improve domain authority for a multi-domain business?

Over the past two years, I have had great success with my local, service-oriented business in building domain authority and climbing in the SERP rankings. I believe this success can be at least ...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

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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