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How can I mask sub-directory to work as DocumentRoot for multiple domains pointing to the same location?

I am trying to mask sub directories to effectively work as DocumentRoot for multiple domains. e.g. I have two domains - domain1.com & domain2.com both pointing to the same location. I want ...
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For SEO purposes, should I only post articles related to my main site in my blog?

I'm running a site about web hosting. To improve on my SEO, I started a blog under blog.examplehost.com Can I post content related to development and code snippets in my blog? Or should I only post ...
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1answer
101 views

How to handle duplicate product pages for SEO?

I am using the following URL format to display products: mysite.com/category1/product. Now I am finding certain products fall into more than 1 category and I would like the product to be listed in ...
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1answer
82 views

What hosting control panels do major websites use? [closed]

I use cPanel for my personal website only because it came standard when I bought the domain name, but recently it came to my attention that there are other control panels available. I was curious as ...
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1answer
1k views

Only I can access my hosted website! [closed]

Problem Background I have bought a domain from bigrock.com and hosted website on their server. Initially, I was not able to access my site with its name e.g.: www.sitename.com, but it was ...
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1answer
167 views

Ranking websites in Bing & Yahoo search engines [duplicate]

I'm finding it extremely difficult to rank websites on Bing and Yahoo. When a website ranks well on Google, why is it finding difficulties on Yahoo and Bing? Although the algorithms are different, I ...
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1answer
83 views

Understanding product search links in sitemaps

I am looking at sitemaps of a few large websites like ebay.com and I noticed that the URLs in the sitemap point to search results rather than the actual product page and I have confirmed that all the ...
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1answer
82 views

What is the difference between not found and not followed in Google Webmaster Tools?

In Google Webmaster Tools under Crawl Errors I found 18 Not Found and 16 Not Followed errors. What does this mean, and what is the difference between them?
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260 views

Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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Why subdomains of Blogspot/WordPress like sites are treated as different domains or sites?

As I know, maps.google.com or mail.google.com all comes under the same domain and its all are subdomain. Entire web treats these subdomain as the part of main domain and they have same Alexa rank, ...
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1answer
767 views

Could a CDN serving static images result in decreased search engine rankings? [duplicate]

I have set up Cloudfront on my site to serve static files only. This results in the image file's URL to change from: mysite.com/image.jpg to uniqueid.cloudfront.net/image.jpg Will this affect how ...
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1answer
1k views

Why important/big sites don't include a sitemap? [closed]

I've been looking at most important sites and none of them have a sitemap.xml defined. My list includes: Amazon Ebay Yahoo Microsoft ... and others But none of them include a sitemap.xml file. Why ...
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1answer
141 views

Any ways / alternatives for AdSense approval for a website that is not based on rich text content

Hello I have following website -> http://musicglaze.com and have applied for AdSense, but was quickly rejected due to "insufficient content" As you can see nature of the website is not to provide much ...
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1answer
887 views

Bingbot Crawling URLS Like Folders, Causing Thousands Of 404 Errors

I first started seeing this a little over two months ago on a site I run but now I am seeing it on several others I manage. It appears the bot is trying to parse the URL into folders and this is ...
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1answer
45 views

Looking for a Domain Manager [closed]

I am looking for the best Domain "management" company. Have about 500+ domains at the moment and acquire more on a daily basis. Would prefer to have a full-service company take over the daily ...
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3answers
100 views

SEO sitemap submission

I always assumed SEO was simply a buzzword that meant "using content that makes sense". Obviously it gets a little bit more complicated than that, using realistic search terms in header tags and ...
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2answers
661 views

Impact of using a CDN Proxy (like Incapsula or Cloudlfare) with numerous websites

We have a network of something like 70 websites. We have one IP by website for SEO reason. We are planning to move to CDN service like Cloudflare, Incapsula or Google PageSpeed Service to speed up our ...
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2answers
2k views

How to recommend that Google indexes some keywords?

I've read many articles about SEO. I've tried to implement my knowledge on a site but I haven't gotten good results in 6 months. e.g.: I've used Google Webmaster Tools, sitemaps, title tags, keywords ...
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260 views

Multiple top level domains - should I redirect/rewrite or leave them?

I have a website which has many top level domains e.g. mywebsite.com mywebsite.org mywebsite.co.uk mywebsite.org.uk The website is advertised as mywebsite.org.uk. But I expect lots of people will ...
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1answer
204 views

Do web hosting companies allow server-side scripts to make external data requests?

I'm currently ready to deploy an asp.net website and looking at web hosting companies. The C# code behind periodically uses HttpWebRequest to pull data from an external website to insert into a SQL ...
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3answers
226 views

Testing a website on a local server displays differently to offline

I am currently designing a website and at the moment it is getting quite annoying as the design doesn't seem to be displaying properly when testing it through WAMP in server mode. It displays ...
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2answers
3k views

What happens to my website when domain name expires

I am new to this. Someone just created my website for me for free, and all I did was to pay for the domain and hosting. My website is new with just around 4 posts. I cannot complete it because I am ...
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3answers
2k views

Force Google Analytics to re-check tracking code status?

Is there a way to force Google Analytics to re-check tracking code status? I've just installed the tracking code, but I want Google Analytics to verify whether I installed the code correctly. Google ...
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1answer
2k views

Apache - directory browsing gives 404

With no .htaccess files and Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews Indexes followed by AllowOverride None in the vhost configuration, I'm getting 404 responses from directory listings. Are there some ...
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1answer
85 views

Using an already registered domain name

I've written an asp.net site for a friend and I'm ready to deploy. However, I've never done this before and have a few questions. My friend has already bought/registered a domain name, say for ...
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1answer
45 views

Attaching an Google AdWords conversion to a campaign

In Google AdWords, I've created a conversion and put the script onto my webpage but now I don't know how to connect this conversion to a campaign, so that it shows up on the table for the campaign ...
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19 views

One Page Website, with jump links, but hide, display:none all other content except jump link clicked [duplicate]

I'm wondering how this website design/structure will work for SEO. I have example.com that I'm building. The only actual URL for the website is example.com. However, it will appear to the user that ...
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1answer
485 views

Is a partial or incomplete sitemap damaging to SEO?

Do you lose any SEO juice by submitting sitemaps that are incomplete? Example scenario: Submitting a sitemap that contains only your First Click Free content (because it's not linked anywhere from ...
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3answers
86 views

Bringing a site back online (with about 3000 internal pages) after two years?

I've had a site that I've had turned off for the last year or two, and I restored it from database and switched it back on recently. I've placed it on the same domain where it was, on a new server ...
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1answer
203 views

Avoiding Google Sandbox affect

I do believe Google Sandbox affect is there as I've seen with a site of mine. That's why I'm booking many domains in advance and losing money ... As far as I know a 301 redirect from a domain to ...
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1answer
35 views

Does google alerts include results from other google feed services like news and blog search?

We are using google alerts in our study to catch and categorize new contents as they happen on the web. We want to be as comprehensive as possible and catch the more new results for a query is ...
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3answers
118 views

Registering a domain without an email address

I am soon going to be getting a domain and setting up email addresses for me and a few of my partners in business. I personally do not want to be tied to my current Outlook.com email address and I ...
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1answer
151 views

What exactly does “exact” and “broad” mean in keywords adwords tool?

I have read several articles on this, but still fail to understand. For example I have the following keywords in adwords: Cheese in NY - Volume: 22.000 searches Cheese NY - Volume 22.000 searches ...
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1answer
27 views

Changing image upload directory [duplicate]

A couple of years ago I changed my websites upload directory to a subdomain (to images.mudfooted.com). I am now working on a major update on my website and wondering if the subdomain is actually the ...
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1answer
24 views

Posting books in a blog?

I saw this blog that posted chapters of books so the full books (etc. hunger games, twilight...) and was looking to so something similar. Is it legal to post a full book online? If not can you post a ...
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1answer
788 views

Which pages from the sitemap are not indexed by Google?

I have a sitemap file that has been submitted to Google, and has been processed, according to Google Webmaster Tools. As per GWT for 2013-05-31, 8255 web-pages are submitted, but only 8209 are ...
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1answer
390 views

Adding URL parameters to Google Webmaster Tools: URL encoded or not?

When adding parameters to Webmaster Tools for URLs that I don't want indexed, should I add the parameters with actual brackets, example: technology[above_average] or should add in the URL encoding ...
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3answers
73 views

How to preview and INTERACT in many browsers [closed]

What are some services or technologies (free or paid) for Getting a static preview (like a screenshot) of my HTML pages (either local or remote) in many common browser/OS combinations like ...
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2answers
42 views

.htaccess Directory Redirect Problem

I want to redirect a directory to another directory but I've hit a snag. I want to redirect /directory_name to /new_directory_name so I put this in my .htaccess: RedirectMatch 301 ...
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3answers
9k views

Which is good to target, singular or plural keyword?

Which keyword is better for targeting and on-page optimization, singular or plural? Like "baseball bat" or "baseball bats"?
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1answer
488 views

Apache is redirecting all https requests to one vhost

Apache novice here, We run a server with a few dozen vhosted sites, under apache 2.2.22 on ubuntu 12.0.4. None of them had a SSL before. We had a client request one the other day, and shortly after ...
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1answer
556 views

Permanent redirect domain to www subdomain without web.config

I've just set up a site via 1and1 and have run into an issue, I want to accomplish the simple task of redirecting the root domain to the www sub domain however due to complications I cant seam to ...
3
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2answers
328 views

Webmaster Tools: root and subdirectories?

We have all our international sites on our .com domain like this: site.com/uk site.com/us etc... When creating the sites in Webmaster Tools I've created different sites and submitted sitemaps for ...
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1answer
2k views

Tracking universal analytics events through Google Tag Manager

I have an Universal Analytics property installed on my site through Google Tag Manager. Following this article on tracking classic ga.js events through GTM I have given my tracker a global name _gua. ...
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1answer
187 views

Will moving Images to CDN effect Google Image search results? [duplicate]

I'f moving images on a site to a CDN how does this effect the image results in Google image search? Will any images come up in Google image search coming from the site?
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4answers
105 views

Putting duplicate phrases in the headings of pages

If I have a local business that repairs only HP computers for example, and I write lots of good informative pages about all the different things that can be repaired on HP computers such as ...
3
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2answers
584 views

Print friendly version best practice

I am currently recoding a website from tables to modern html/css and have several 100 pages to go over. The problem is, each page has its own print version in another file, also with tables. Would ...
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0answers
166 views

Identifying loops in navigation with Google Analytics

Google Analytics has several tools allowing you to visualize users' navigation: 1 - Navigation summary Content -> Site Content -> All Pages (Navigation summary tab) Table showing, for any given ...
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2answers
104 views

HTML: Images always getting reloaded from server

I am finding that my web pages' images are always getting loaded from my server, even though they never change. Since these are images, not pages, I can't include an expiration date for them... How ...
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1answer
674 views

How will using bitly links affect my page ranking

At present linking to our website using our full domain name and parameters tends to get rather long. http://www.mywebsite.com/this/is/my/long/link/that/can/get/a/bit/ridiculous The great thing ...

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