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Does Googlebot (and/or search engines) index a forwarded page? [duplicate]

Let's say I have example.com domain, and I force the user to use the HTTPS over HTTP. The question is as browsers just accept and load the forwarded/new page (when the request for http://example.com ...
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Moving from http to https - Google webmaster tools | Bing webmaster tools

I'm moving from HTTP to HTTPS for my entire site. The site is currently added to Google Webmaster Tools as www.example.com and all the pages are indexed without using SSL. How do I go about moving to ...
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My Apache access log contains weird GET and POST requests, what can I do?

My Apache access log contains weird GET and POST requests, is it possible to examine which of these are harmful? For example: 114.232.151.185 - - [11/Jun/2014:20:11:33 +0200] "GET ...
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Aug 3rd 2014 HUGE DRop in visits [duplicate]

i am not a pro at this but i have built my website using freeway pro and for the past year i have managed to get between 100-130 visits a day to my website but on Aug 3, it dropped to 40… then now 15 ...
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Will Bing bot index pages with invalid SSL certificates?

Bingbot and Yahoo Slurp do not support SNI (Server Name Indication) when using SSL. Ignoring other workarounds (multi domain certificates, non-SSL content etc.). Will Bingbot index pages that have an ...
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Forward to other domain with CNAME

In my GoDaddy DNS manager, I made some A Record that points to *.mirror for my domain Now when I access URL 123.mirror.mydomain.com from the browser I can see that my app is loaded, and its all OK. ...
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URL slugs: ideal length, and the real SEO effects of these slugs

this question is addressed widely on SO and outside it, but for some reason, instead of taking it as a good load of great advice, all this information is confusing me. ** Problem ** I already had, on ...
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Google indexing pages with #! although we don't have any

Our company has developed a Single Page Application using AngularJS and its routing. Google indexed our site decently with JavaScript but it did not index some pages very well so we have developed an ...
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How to motivate visitors to comment

At first I must apologize, because I am not sure if this question is valid for webmasters topic. I deal with the problem as being webmaster, however, i think this question is more related with ...
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Joining and compressing all javascript files together - good idea?

Curently, I avoid loading any unnecesary scripts on individual pages of my site. I have a class that remembers all javascript files that were requested during PHP processing and adds them to HTML. I ...
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how to access mysql table from wamp database using this php code? [migrated]

how to access tables from database by using php in wamp server.i have done the following code but its not working for some reason.is there anything to put in 'action=""'.it is not giving any error but ...
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Should error pages be strictly html?

I'm using PHP on Apache server I'm wondering.. If the error pages should best be served as pure and simple html, without database connection etc.? This would remove any chance of ...
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51 views

Sitewide inbound links to home page (index) for SEO

So, instead of naming a link to index page a "Home" and such, how about using a domain name or the most important keyword the homepage ranks for? The link anchor "Home" definitely doesn't strengthen ...
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cURL works but PHP cURL fails to internet [migrated]

Trying to diagnose an issue using PHP to cURL to an Internet location on a RedHat Linux server. cURL is installed and working, and: <?php var_dump(curl_version()); ?> shows all the correct ...
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Business operates in multiple counties, will adding a listing in the Local Business sites harm our placement in SERPs?

I work at a non-profit where we operate in more than two counties within our state. Our offices are located in two different towns, and that leaves a few counties of operation where we would also ...
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Rewrite cond regex to split an url with a /

I'm struggling to correct the aftereffects a bogus redirect I made which led to a lot of 404s. I need to 301 redirect URLs that look like example.com/xysometext to example.com/xy/sometext ...
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Anyone still using JavaScript disabled? [duplicate]

Is there anyone left that's not using JavaScript? When designing websites, is it worth to care about that fraction of visitors? At least in Firefox you can't even disable it anymore.
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How do I find the most popular search terms by browser?

How do I find the most popular search terms categorized by browser? I tried http://www.google.com/trends/explore, but it doesn't let you filter by browser.
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SEO words: Information Technology vs IT

IT is in common usage as an abbreviation for "Information Technology" and people may search on it as that, such as "IT Support". However, it is also a "stop word". Any suggestions for optimal SEO ...
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1answer
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Apache HTTPS ProxyPass certificate location

I'm trying to set up an Apache server that uses ProxyPass to pass HTTPS requests on to another server. Let's call the proxy server ALPHA and the target server BETA. ALPHA does not run HTTPS, but ...
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40 views

Pagination and duplicate content

I have an archive page that displays the number of articles published. Because there were so many, I ran a pagination script: for 127.0.0.1/archive/2/?p=x&pp=y where p is the page number and pp ...
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1answer
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Bad search result due to strange linked domains

I have a website which is not scoring good in Google's search results. I use Majestic SEO and Open Site Explorer in order to have a view about my link profile. I now see different backlink domains, ...
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When Google gives up recrawling 301 that led to 404?

I've transferred a domain and made a mistake in the redirects (the URL structure is identical). Even though they went to the new domain, the error caused a 404 when crawled by Google bot. 10 days ...
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How to batch remove spamming users and pages they created on MediaWiki?

I'm trying to clean up a MediaWiki instance which has been subjected to spamming and vandalism for a period of time. The current status is that there are a large number of users which only created ...
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Should I disallow(robots.txt) archive/author pages with links already available on the front page?

I am working on a simple Wordpress blog where when an article is published, it appears on ALL these pages: Homepage - Headline(clickable) + 3-line summary Parent category page - Headline(clickable) ...
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Country specific SEO

I have a wordpress site which is located at a .com address. The site is a simple 4 page personal site with my academic credentials, publications and a health blog that I started. I have done quite a ...
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google analytics - calculate peak concurrent users for a given hour [duplicate]

Does GA's Real-Time or Audience Overview reporting make it possible to calculate peak concurrent users during a given hour of the day? If so, how would I make this calculation?
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Another website is mirroring and ranks above my site in search results

There is a site of ill-repute known as thedirty which has completely mirrored my site and now has links appearing on Google at the #1 spot using my content. I checked my log files and noticed that ...
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2answers
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google analytics - real-time user stats vs audience overview user stats

When looking at the real-time analytics reporting for our app, it shows around 150-180 users, say around 10AM (our peak usage time). When I look at the Audience Overview report for the same day ...
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3answers
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Is Google indexing pages that has no connection with other pages? [duplicate]

I am working on a web project that has nearly 100 thousand instant users and there is a webpage that we are using for test cases. There are no links pointing to it from other pages. It shouldn't be ...
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43 views

Changing website Url - Am I making an SEO mistake

I have a webiste with a .com domain that is a year old. The business is a shop based in Ireland and I have purchased a .ie domain. I plan to move the website over to the new domain, SEO Good or Bad ...
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Godaddy one page hosting

Disclaimer: not sure this is the right place for this kind of question, sorry in advance, just point me to the right place and I'll move it. In godaddy when paying only for domain, without hosting, ...
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3answers
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301 redirect to 404 page or set status code to 404 and stay on page?

I have a number of pages on my website that only administrators can access and access to these pages is given if a querystring value if found and correctly set. For example: ...
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1answer
36 views

CDN caching my HTML pages too!

Recently I started using Amazon CloudFront to serve my site's JS,CSS and images via CDN. However, seems like with those, CloudFront serving my HTML pages as well? Thus http://mydomain.com and ...
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1answer
52 views

Google is re-indexing pages after redirecting URLs from HTTP to HTTPS incorrectly

I upgraded my site so that all pages have gone from using HTTP to HTTPS. I didn't consider that Google treats HTTPS pages differently than HTTP. I recreated my sitemap to so that all links now ...
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1answer
22 views

Move old website with bad SEO to other domain: redirect or start from scratch?

I have an old website with very bad SEO and PR, but still with some visitors per-day. Lately I've rebuilt the app and the concept of it and I'm going to deploy everything in a new domain. I would ...
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2answers
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Prevent request via IP address of server

I'm pretty sure there's a way to prevent access to a website through the server IP address and to force the user to enter the domain name instead. so that http://156.56.75.87 should trigger a 403 and ...
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How to smartly optimize ads on website

I've a content website that presents ads. Now, my team want to optimize it for a better experience for the users. (we really believe our ads are good for our users.) We are sure that every website ...
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Will removing unused query string parameters negatively affect SEO?

Will changing links to remove query string parameters that are no longer used have any negative impact on search engine rankings? Say I have a page about.php on my site, and all of my links to this ...
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1answer
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Does having multiple URIs mapping to the same resource help SEO?

Let's say I have a site with products that have tags, if each resource is available at GET '/products/tagged/:tag_list/:product_permalink' Could that be better for SEO than just one permalink? For ...
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Apache2 and FTP

I just set up an Apache web server on my Raspberry Pi, along with MySQL and PHP5, and to upload files i set up vsftpd. The thing is that the ftp connection sent me to my pi user home directory, ...
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phpBB - Reducing Spam [duplicate]

I've installed phpBB Forums last week and the past 2 days I've been getting users sign up and posting spam chinese emails on each topic. I have:- Added captcha on registration Made sure users have ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to have the same website in multiple domains?

I would like to have the same website to sell a specific product, in multiple domains , to take advantage of keywords matching the domain name, for several different searches. However, I understand ...
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How to stop browser from rejecting my downloads?

I have a portfolio site where I am trying to host some of my work, so people can download my work. Some of these files include exe executables, and some are .jar executables, which are run through ...
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1answer
31 views

Duplicate page content and the Google index

I have a static pages with dynamically expanding content that google is indexing. I also have deep links into virtually duplicate pages which will pre-expand the relevant section of content into the ...
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1answer
28 views

Subdomains vs. URL Path in shareable links

I am building a web application for questions and answers. Each question/answer page has all the required metadata for Facebook and Twitter, and we encourage users to share these pages. I have a ...
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1answer
52 views

As per SEO can we use 'CSS Ellipsis' to cut link title?

Few anchor URL are very big in my page, So can I use 'CSS Ellipsis' to hide/cut this? text-overflow: ellipsis; width: 200px; white-space: nowrap; overflow: hidden; Ex Name: Institute of ...
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3answers
39 views

Hidden text and links appearing just on click for SEO?

I am working on a site that has neat clean/minimalistic design/layout. Menu items are "hidden" behind an icon, to see them, users need to click on that icon to get a javascript toggled overlay with ...
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0answers
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pages still show up in google search even after disallowed in robots.txt [duplicate]

Why is it that some pages still show up in google search even though disallowed in robots.txt? Is the best solution here to remove the Disallow from Robots.txt and just add noindex, nofollow meta tag ...
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2answers
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In Google Analytics, how can I plot behavior over time (example: Session Duration)

Is it possible to plot or graph "Behavior" over time? In particular Audience->Behavior->Engagement->Session Duration. I'd like to know if we're getting better or worse. So far I've found a way to ...

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