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Does Google Search Console track 404s from bots (i.e. spiders, crawlers, etc.)?

I have a verified web property on search console. It's been collecting traffic data for months now. I am using the crawl errors report to look at 404s on my site. I'm curious if this data collects ...
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SEO impact of redirecting high ranking mirror site to the main website

During SEO audit for a client I noticed that they had over a dozen duplicate websites that are carbon copies of the main website. This was done via CMS platform and DNS. One of the mirror sites has ...
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42 views

Hidden “< prev” and “next >” pagination links on first and last page respectively

I'm using the Yii Framework, with Bootstrap 3, and have noticed the default pagination behavior on the first and last pages is a little strange. On page 2 of 3 the links look like: < Prev | 1 | 2 ...
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Missing Product Category data post migration to Universal Analytics

We recently upgraded a site from Google Analytics classic to Universal Analytics. In classic the Product Performance report had a dimension for "Product Category" in Universal the Product ...
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41 views

SEO impact of breaking one nested menu into two flat menus

So, I have a menu with this structure: <ul> <li> <a>First Level Menu item</a> <ul> <li><a>Second Level Menu Item</a></li> <...
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.htaccess IP whitelist is being ignored

I have the following in my .htaccess file to only allow access from a block of IP's and everyone else is being redirected: <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On Options +FollowSymlinks ...
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Multiple Google Analytic property ids in One Google Tag Manager tag

Can we add multiple Google Analytic property ids in a one Google Tag Manager tag?
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Block rank-checker.online

This is really messing with my Analytics. I've previously blocked Semalt with the following code in my .htaccess SetEnvIfNoCase Via evil-spam-proxy spammer=yes SetEnvIfNoCase Referer evil-spam-domain....
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How can I get a breakdown of Windows 32 bit vs Windows 64 bit visitors in Google Analytics?

I am trying to find out how many of my website conversions are from users running on 32 bit or 64 bit Windows operating systems. I can't seem to find this in GA no matter how far I drill down. I can ...
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Reloading IPTables Disable Access to Site [migrated]

I have CentOS 7 VPS. IPtables contains 2000 IP block rules. When reloading it takes 80 seconds to complete reloading. During that 80 seconds, I notice that around 15 seconds, my site becomes ...
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cPanel clone into subdomain gives error “This site can’t be reached”

I'm trying to create a dev copy of a WordPress site by cloning the site to a subdomain dev.mydomain.com using Installatron in cPanel. The clone process seems to complete successfully, but when I try ...
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Do I need to update the Last-modified HTTP header of my sitemap index?

I have a sitemap index pointing to about 8 sitemaps. The sitemaps get updated regularly, but my script only overwrites the sitemap index if the sitemap URLs change, and so the index's Last-modified ...
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23 views

Google Analytics: Active users on site history

Google Analytics have nice feature "Real-time > Active users on site (Right now)". I need to know when and how many people were active on site in history. GA have "Sessions" statistics, but is not ...
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Is it an SEO problem to link to short URLs that redirect to canonical URLs but put the canonical URLs in the sitemap?

I have a URL that I have added to my sitemap that reflects a health-tip entity http://www.example.com/health-tips/232344/this-is-perfect-for-your-health where 232344 is the id of the entity. ...
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1answer
17 views

Do/Can HTML Imports impact negatively on SEO?

I'm asking this about HTML Imports due to the custom include sequence, just worried that certain things may not be available when the crawler examines the page (I'm guessing this is weak reasoning, ...
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2answers
42 views

How to choose right category names for a programming blog?

If I have a new blog with programming tutorial articles, Is it ok for SEO to have categories like "Web", "Network", "Game",... or It should be like "Web Development", "Network Programming", "Game ...
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Make domain 301 redirect to a static WordPress page

After adding a new page in WordPress i have this URL structure: domain.com/page. I would like to point a top level domain to this page using a PHP redirect: header( 'HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently' );...
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Should the first breadcrumb not be the home page?

This question has been asked a few times but I came across something that I feel changes the answer. Whenever I use breadcrumbs on my site, I always include a link to the home page. Since I usually ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to bookmark specific URLs within cPanel?

I would love to be able to bookmark certain cPanel URLs (or send them in an email to other users) however because cPanel embeds a session ID in the URL, I frequently get this error when attempting to ...
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1answer
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Why use “SearchResultsPage”? Are there any rich snippets effect on SERPs?

I am curious about why use SearchResultsPage? (See the definition SearchResultsPage - schema.org.) In 2007, Matt Cuts said that Google Search does not like to index search results in websites (ref: ...
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Previously submitted my sitemap but now I changed most of my pages URLs, what should i do?

I had previously submitted my websites sitemap to google search console. It submitted all my pages and indexed most of them. However, recently I have changed most of my pages URLs due to SEO. Since I ...
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74 views

What's a good method for testing out a new web page for just a small set of users?

I'm wanting to test out a few new pages and have just a small set of beta testing users be able to access them before I allow them to go live to the rest of the site. What I've typically done is ...
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1answer
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Multi-country redirection where US is not the main site and it's SEO implications

We run a custom built e-commerce platform. We started in Canada and our main site was thus built to serve canadian buyers. When we expanded into the US, we added a /us sub-folder as an identifier. We ...
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1answer
24 views

How to handle redirects to versioned content?

Given the situation that docs.foo.com/2.9 is the documentation for a product, revision 2.9 and docs.foo.com/3.0 is the documentation for a product, revision 3.0 Then you might want another URL docs....
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Does a 'en' locale version of a webpage trump a 'en-us' version with search engines?

I have an ecommerce site with different store views for different regions. In the UK there is a 'en-gb' locale version priced in GBP, in the US there is a 'en-us' version priced in USD and also a 'en' ...
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1answer
29 views

Can I “acquire” domain names which are not currently owned?

DISCLAIMER: I'm not sure if this the correct StackExchange site to post this question on, so please let me know if it could be placed in a more accurate forum. With my limited understanding of ...
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1answer
42 views

Viral posts and links

This might be a bit of a strange question, but here goes. Over the past month, I have written 2 posts for my website, which have gone viral on social media, which have resulted in about, 30k visitors ...
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1answer
42 views

How do I move a Google Analytic property to another account?

I've got a GA account that contains several "accounts" and "properties", all under the same email address. The set up looks a little similar to this: My overall Google Account (abc@gmail.com) My ...
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1answer
42 views

Google is unable to crawl both my UK and USA sites that use IP detection redirects

The URL's of my website open as per IP detection. That is, for UK it is example.com and for USA it is example.com/usa. But Google is unable to crawl example.com/usa. It is crawling just example.com. ...
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Hosting website by yourself [duplicate]

I own a website and it's hosting plan will expire in 3 months so I was thinking to host it by myself at home. I went on some website and found this is technically possible. I am not sure what should I ...
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1answer
38 views

Block IP requesting xmlrpc.php

We have a firewall with modsecurity installed. I would like to write a rule to block any IP address for 24 hours if that IP requests xmlrpc.php. Please note that we do not use WordPress on our ...
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1answer
29 views

Making google forgive us right away when accidentally publishing incorrect links (noarchive doesn't work)

So this is what happened. One day, I changed my code on my site to try to make things more compliant with adsense. Several hours later, I check the crawl errors report GSC only to see a string of ...
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0answers
20 views

Configuring DNS server on webmin [closed]

I want to point my domain to my VPS (OS: CentOS7, installed webmin on it) and created a virtual host, then followed http://www.webtop.com.au/blog/how-to-setup-dns-using-webmin-2009052848 instructions ...
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3answers
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Does styling links in the same way as non-clickable text affect seo?

I have a web design where a elements looks exactly like p elements. Pages may have many links so I want the links to look similar to normal text for readability reasons. Does this affect SEO in any ...
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Good Faith contract solidified by joint-dual access to server directory

Our freelance marketing team needs earn a portion of every online sale. They will receive notification via email upon each sale. The trust in the system needs be instilled by a secure and permission ...
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0answers
24 views

How to properly set up SRV DNS record?

I'm setting up DNS server for my home network. It contains plenty of machines but I have only one public IP so there's a lot of NAT, proxies etc. Many people find it difficult to memorize all services ...
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Issue with blocking EU traffic?

I work for a non-profit in the United States. We are looking at implementing re-targeting, however, our legal department is concerned about us violating "EU Cookie Law". We are a local non-profit ...
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1answer
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Is it a wise move to turnoff Wordpress tags and categories

I originally wanted to ask whether wordpress tags & categories can lead to duplicate issues, but I found an answer on this post However opinion seems to be divided, the accepted answer from a ...
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2answers
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Changing 301 redirect multiple times

Let's say I am a mortgage broker that has an entire neighborhood of houses to sell. I sell one of the houses, call it House A. For whatever reason, House A has great SEO, while the rest do not rank ...
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1answer
20 views

What's the best way to secure wordpress site? [closed]

What steps have you taken? Would love to get some useful insight.
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2 views

How can I show the third level items? [migrated]

I want to create a multilevel dropdown menu for a blog and use this custum css3 style for it. #contact-links { text-shadow: 0 -1px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3); margin: auto; position: relative; ...
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0answers
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Adwords Dynamic Remarketing for Bidding

We want to use custom business data to show customers there new bids on display network and asking them to come back on the website. I have used remarketing for products, since our site provide ...
0
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1answer
17 views

Specify or omit IP addresses for Apache virtual hosts?

I have a few virtual machines with apache 2.4 installed, and the base setup made by the hosting provider. They specify the IP address in every virtual host configuration: <VirtualHost 123.234.56....
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2answers
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Configuration-time variables in apache configuration files

I have several virtual host configurations which are stored in files on their own and differ mostly in properties like DocumentRoot, logfile names, ports (for a RewriteRule) and the like. Sometimes ...
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3answers
60 views

How bad is it to call a landing page “landing.html”?

I want a landing page whose URL will be emailed after a few days to people who have downloaded my software. The landing page asks them how happy they are with the software, links to tutorials, and ...
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1answer
36 views

Pictures have disappeared from Google Images

All my images have disappeared from Google Images and can't understand why. There's no email from google saying why, i.e. copyright, other issues. Has there been an update to the search engine ...
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0answers
45 views

Ads show up fine in localhost but not on live site

I have a strange problem: my site contains an AdSense ad. At localhost I refresh the page and almost every time (like 95%) I see a relevant, personalized ad, based on my browsing history. But on my ...
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27 views

Recently swapped domains - New site isn't being indexed, old domain currently 301 Redirect to new

So I'm a little stumped on exactly what has happened here. We were previously on a https:// domain that is still appearing in Google search engine but I've indicated to the webmaster tool that this ...
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0answers
33 views

SEO question personal website [duplicate]

How can I get my site to show the search bar and pages. Here's a picture of what I mean
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0answers
39 views

Google is indexing wrong page for search terms not on that page

I’m having a problem … the wrong page is indexing with Google, for search phrases “not on that page”. Explained … On a website I developed, I have four products. For example sake, we’ll say these ...

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