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How to recover from a google penalty

My client's website website that was well established for some very competitive keywords had some technical hiccups for a week or so. "Upgrade your browser" page got cached at the server side and ...
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21 views

International Targeting & dinamic language page

I have 3 types of pages on my site: example.com/ru/about example.com/en/about example.com/about pages with ru are in Russian, pages with en are in English, but page with none of those can be both ...
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1answer
15 views

Meta tag robots noodp

Does Google still crawl a page when this is used? <meta name="robots" content="noodp"/> And when should this be used? Our robots.txt is set to index all.
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21 views

How does Google rank crawl errors in Search Console

In Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) I am viewing the report at crawl > crawl errors. I see that Google has set a 'priority' for these 404s. I'm curious how Google determines what is a ...
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258 views

Can a <link /> element's href attribute be relative?

Can I use: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="?l=en" /> to link pages with different languages for SEO (recommended for example by Google)? Can that URL be relative as in the example ...
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23 views

Will search engine web crawlers see urls that are changed with HTML5 history?

I have a site where the different language versions are on the same url. If the language is not set as a get variable, language is set by a session variable in php, and the url is rewritten ...
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What is the difference between OpenSearch “ShortName” and “title”?

In my HTML I have <link rel="search" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" title="Duo Search" href="/opensearch.xml"> with opensearch.xml being: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ...
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Number of comments on shares impossibly greater than zero

After clicking on the "reach" number on a Facebook post, as an admin of a Facebook post, I get these numbers: As you can see from this screenshot, this post supposedly has received 24 comments on ...
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41 views

Difference between crawling and indexing [duplicate]

If a website is cached, does it mean that it has been indexed too? In this snapshot cache date is shown as 18th may but when i did site search for this domain I found 0 pages were indexed by google ...
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Website cache on google looks broken [closed]

My website's google cache copy looks broken. Below is link to cache. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://paintcollar.com Can this affect the SERPs and crawling by google? ...
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Videos are “choppy”/“laggy” - Just aren't smooth on web server

I have a video (background) for my website and (I'm sure there's a much more technical word for this) it's choppy, to say the least. I'm wondering if a) I can render it into a better format (file ...
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34 views

How to understand results of server load reports

I have performed a load test on on my website but don't understand if the result are good or bad. Here is the server spec: Server Linux/Ubuntu hardware (AMI on Amazon AWS) *-cpu:0 product: ...
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Schema.org - Hierarchical or loose layout?

I am tagging the product pages of a webshop using Schema.org. So far, I have used a hierarchical structure where the body tag is marked as ItemPage. Then I can use the property breadcrumb on ItemPage ...
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1answer
10 views

Can I fire a GTM tag on both page view and history change without needing separate triggers?

My site uses pushState and popState do I need to have 2 separate triggers for page views (i.e. when the page first loads) and history changes (i.e. javascript backed navigation)?
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How do I link a company's Google Plus site to the company's Google Analytics?

Is there any way by which I might link a company's Google Plus site to its Analytics properties? The client wants to track traffic on the G+ site via Analytics. Thanks!
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1answer
41 views

How to invalidate Google Search results?

Due to a misconfiguration all HTTPS traffic to a specific server showed the wrong content for a while. Google indexed this content including urls that don't exist in the affected sites. For example: ...
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Is it able to disable secure attribute for Cookie on SSL connection?

There are HTTP and HTTPS page on our site on Apache. So We need to convert from HTTPS to HTTP or from HTTP to HTTPS to prevent from login session cookie fired. I already know that it does not make ...
3
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1answer
51 views

Is it normal for webhosts to increase hosting price drastically after the first year?

I signed up with a web host a year ago and remember paying only around $15 for the year at the time. Probably less. Now my renewal is coming up and they want to charge me nearly $40 per year. They ...
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1answer
23 views

What's the criteria for fixing te width of main content of a website?

Some websites fix the main content (or whole website) width to 980px, others to 1200px. What's the criteria for choosing this size?
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23 views

Pointing a domain name that is already attached to a server

I have a server with a domain name. I also have a website on Nation Builder. What I want is for my my Nation Builder site to show up when you go to my server's domain name. However, I have data I need ...
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where to begin for better ranking on google and yelp [duplicate]

I have a small mobile manicure business in a small busy tourist town. My business name is Aspens Mobile Manicurist. When using Google or Yelp to find me, my business doesn't come up unless using their ...
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1answer
50 views

How to avoid duplicate URL path in SEO

At this time, I started to built e-commerce project. I am new to SEO and never dealing with it before. I've been read some article about SEO and made me feel confused about avoiding duplicate content ...
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2answers
34 views

How to test a set of browser touch icons, favicons and tiles for a website?

Various browsers and devices have their own specifications and standards for the kinds of favicon-like icons they use to represent web pages. This answer on the graphic design site gives a pretty good ...
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1answer
34 views

How do I look at what landing page is bringing me sales on ecommerce?

I'm using shopify so the ecommerce tracking is already set up and working well. Now what I what to know is which landing pages are making how much money and % of people adding to cart. Once I have ...
0
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1answer
16 views

Google Analytics Country has more Page Views than Sessions

I have a custom report set in Google Analytics and when I view the metrics via Country, it's telling me the lowest page views didn't have any sessions but a small number of page views. I'm trying to ...
2
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1answer
28 views

Is this the expected/wanted outcomes using html snapshots and google fetch? SEO/SPA

Just got html snapshots working with the help of html-snapshot node module & following htaccess. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/$ RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^_escaped_fragment_=/?(.*)$ ...
2
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1answer
46 views

How to PREVENT ranking for a keyword?

A client frequently receives unwanted traffic from Google. They do not wish to receive these visitors, mainly because they want not to deal with them through their support channels. So they asked for ...
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1answer
44 views

Why does google add “GitHib pages” to search resuls title instead of using document's title?

I tried to search my github pages. The title of index page on my pages is "LoL AutoClient", but on google, I get this: Note that instead of document title, the path auto-client is used for some ...
2
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1answer
48 views

Website content was copied resulting in decreased traffic

My website with automobile niche has been struggling to stand again plagiarism and bot-attacks from last few months.In last quarter, 3 different domains were setup with exact replica of all the ...
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1answer
26 views

How to work with Google AdWords Third Party?

For our website advertisement campaign we hired a third party Google AdWords partner. Here some questions how to work with them: Do we need to have our own Google AdWords account, or does the third ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Does facebook site backlink affect SEO?

I am running website and one FB website. I have backlinks from FB site to my normal site. Does it affect SEO ? Does the FB site backlink count the same as a normal website backlink ?
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11 views

Best CMS for Software distribution, documentation, etc.? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a CMS that helps to make websites for software projects. What I mean is websites like nodejs.org or python.org. These websites have very similar design, they have a downloads section, ...
3
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1answer
25 views

Adwords Tracking Template URL requires Google Analytics vals?

When setting up an Adwords Tracking Template URL, do I need to include parameters that Google Analytics uses to track Adwords clicks? Or does google handle adding those? For example, if my tracking ...
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15 views

Google Analytics Goal Destination Regex

I'm using a destination goal in Google Analytics to capture region specific success pages (like /en/contact-us/thanks.aspx and /de-DE/contact-us/thanks.aspx), but I would also like to set up a goal ...
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12 views

Coding aside - how can you learn aesthetics of good web design outside of a formal school or university? [closed]

Coding is something I already know about. I want to learn how to create visually appealing materials. How best to lay out a website, how to know which colors go really well together, how much space ...
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0answers
12 views

Googlebot is unable to access my site's robots.txt

I am having this issue: "Google couldn't crawl your site because we were unable to access your site's robots.txt file." I have already tried all the suggestions provided in the related problems but ...
3
votes
3answers
94 views

Is Google Webmaster Tools useless?

I've run into various problems with GWT over the past few years and the answer to my question is always "There's a reporting error" or "GWT data is made to be inaccurate". What's the point of using ...
3
votes
2answers
27 views

Request to join a Google analytics account

Is there a way to as to request someone elses google analytics account, if i dont know who the owner/manager is? or find out who that is via UA-id?
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2answers
29 views

301 Per Redirect .htaccess w/ match to a set of words

I am trying to edit .htaccess to do 301 redirect from old domain to new. I was wondering if there's a way to do a 301 redirect that matches a certain keywords. So instead of writing 301 for each line, ...
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0answers
22 views

Search Console Fetch Not Found and Redirect

When fetching a URL in Search Console i get 3 results; success, redirect and not found. Can I ignore the redirect warnings or is Google telling me there is a problem? The not found pages; I can not ...
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0answers
22 views

Huge amount of internal links to main page

I checked internal links report in Google Webmaster and it shows that I have about 340 thousand internal links to main page. There are about 5k indexed pages on my site, so it means that every page ...
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vote
1answer
16 views

Soft 404 problem with nginx frontend to apache2 modperl backend

Using nginx as a frontend to our modperl apache2 servers. We have a soft 404 problem at Google Search Console. The problem is that we have many pages expiring all the time, once they expire we add a ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

I can't able to find html video file in google analytics landing page. why?

I can't able to find html video file in google analytics landing page. The has mp4 file. we need to implement anything? please give me the solution.
0
votes
1answer
37 views

WIX to Wordpress SEO

I'm managing a new Wordpress, self hosted site for a client. Their old site was based on Wix, without a custom domain. Their Wix site ranks fairly highly for certain terms in Google, we'd ideally ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Can I add schema.org markup with JavaScript after page load? [duplicate]

My webpages show products. The product data (title, price, reviews, etc.) is fetched with an XHR and added to the DOM at run-time. Does it make sense to add schema.org markup with JavaScript after ...
3
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0answers
24 views

How to setup CloudFlare Origin CA with a wordpress server hosted on Amazon AWS?

Many might know that recently CloudFlare introduced something really amazing for everyone with a domain: CloudFlare Origin CA. I have a WordPress website hosted on Amazon AWS, and what I initially ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

WHM Glue records - creating nameservers for non master account?

This question concerns Glue Records. I have a reseller account with WHM included which has its own nameservers (this is the master domain for my account). I also have another domain for which I want ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

Dynamic URL generation and SEO

We are integrating some web-services in our website and it is mostly about integrating post codes search within the website. There are couple of ways to build this, the easiest is below but we are ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Why is the HTTP version of this URL showing a different page than the HTTPS version?

I'm doing some consulting work for a web development company's client, and this problem has me completely stumped. The client has their Outlook setup to look at the url ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

How to Easily Detect if Flash Use Across Many Websites?

We're a web agency with 100+ clients, some of whom may have legacy Flash running on their websites. With Google's aggressive move away from Flash (which we fully support) we want to give our clients ...

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