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The best way to do this is with a rel canonical link tag in the head of each of your pages. So the home page of both your main site and your bet site would have this: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/" /> And foo.html on each would have this: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/foo.html" /> That way Google knows ...


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Never treat Googlebot any different than actual site visitors You should never treat Google bot any different from actual users. Redirecting Googlebot using user agent or other similar tactics and not users will likely harm your site as its against Google's guideline rules. Cosmetic changes say hello to canonical links If the beta site has the same ...


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Low quality is not always considered thin content or non-relevant Google's algorithm for determining low quality links is extremely complex than just assuming the link is not relevant or thin on content, of course the majority of the time a link from a site that is not relevant and thin will be considered low quality but this isn't necessary always the ...


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I found this quote in this article on using single vs multiple domains http://bit.ly/1zdAHh3 Deep links are hard to promote. Websites will often just link to your homepage, even >when their visitor would be better of landing on a specific page deeper within your >site. With multiple domains they are less likely to link off-topic. This also makes the ...


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I think the answer to your question lies in your phrase "To get round this...". As soon as you try to get round Google you are asking for trouble. Build a site or sites based on business sense, not SEO. Publishers tend to have a separate website for each magazine because that makes sense. Amazon has one site but many unrelated departments because ...


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Each domain should compete on it's own merits. If you 301 redirect, the value of the domain name kind of disappears and any metric for the domain name would be hard won and keep in mind that the foundation of SEO begins with the metrics for the domain name. These day, the domain name matters less in that exact match to search terms, while it still works, ...


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The answer to your question is both Yes and No. First lets start with possible reasons for using a hidden link: You're trying to abuse search networks, botpush, stuff, or sneak in data You're using JS to unhide it somehow client side like in an accordion You're using it like a honeypot and its well protected with nofollow/robots.txt Neither of these, its ...


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It's a blackhat SEO technique if you want to manipulate search engines rankings. It can be considered as OK if the links are hidden for better user experience. See this page on Google support for more information. Indeed, a hidden link is not seen by visitors instead of search engines bots. It can be considered as cloaking and it's punished by search ...


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Sure they do. If a site in a different language is linking to yours, and it isn't spammy in nature, it's a vote for a quality page. How much value they give may be different (or not). But as far as I know nothing pertaining to that is known outside of Google. But you could argue that to link to a page in a different language is a strong endorsement of its ...


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I work for a company that runs a bunch of divisions, each with their own store. On the top of all the pages in the menu bar, there is a dropdown of links called "jump to another store". Due to the compounding effect, this means that each domain has a net +40,000 urls backlinking to it from the other divisions, via the jump-to-store menu. Have we noticed any ...


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To me it seems as an over optimization of anchor text penguin penalty. You have 1080 links all containing the same anchor text pointing to your website, links which are not contextual and not relevant. 1080 posts each one containing the same link is HIGHLY spammy and very unnatural. If I were you I would ask him to delete all of those links as they are ...


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Social bookmarking sites, article submission sites, and PR sites have been hit hard since the end of 2013 and some have experienced severe penalties. Organic backlinks are what Google prefers. Any link from another site to your sites pages rather than the home page is known as a deep-link. This is what you should strive for. However, I do warn against ...


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Actually, Google is looking at site-wide or template backlinks negatively these days. I do not happen to agree with this fully. It is traditional to give credit to those who have helped you with a link in the footer. But because of the excessive footer links used in template designers in the past few years, Google, and rightly so, has determined that this ...


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Google looks at registration, DNS, whois, host, network, contact, citation, social, and any other information that is available and determines what sites have relationships with other sites. In addition, links are evaluated and mapped to look for linking patterns regardless of what pattern may present itself. It is an AI function and not hard-coded. Being in ...


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Footer links carry limited value in regards to link juice but may bring in relevant referral traffic. My suggestion is that you use you a) Make this link appear only on the home page and not a site-wide link b) use your Brand Name as the anchor text in order not to over optimize your backlink anchor text profile which may result in a Penguin penalty.


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You can external backlinks to your websites internal pages from the same sources as backlinks to your homepage. The easiest would be from Social Bookmarking sites, articles submissions where you write and pre-link the articles yourself, forum profile links, and other things like that. These will not carry a lot of value but will build up an overall ...


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Are these guaranteed? NO WAY! Nothing is guaranteed. I do not know these. I have never heard of these so-called techniques. Certainly, they are not SEO efforts, but have the feel of some sort of gentle and kind manipulation to gain backlinks to me. Certainly, as much as you can, you want to help people with their website. And out of kindness, they may link ...


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There is no set ratio. It is good practice to have an internal link structure with keyword rich anchor text to emphasize the important pages, but having too many internal links can be confusing and give a poor user experience. A more beneficial approach would be to have external links pointing to your sites deep inner pages, which will increase Page ...


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John is right. In fact, these tools can often confuse people. Some of the metrics seem to be gee-whiz more than anything of value. Any online site like Open Site Explorer seriously lags behind and while this one is one of the very best, the reality is that the entire pool of online sites of this type are poor. The plain truth is, no one knows your link ...


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HTTP/HTTPS Backlinks Google will treat both backlinks the same since they are protocols and technically the same site, however...! If someone links to your site using HTTP:// and your site is HTTPS only then a redirect action will be required and whenever using a 301 redirect some juice is lost, but its a tiny weenie! amount! and nothing worth worrying ...


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Technically speaking, http and https are two different sites, and hence it is highly recommended that you setup a http to https version redirect while migrating to https. Linking directly to https will help. When you do a 301 redirect, a very small amount of link juice is not passed to the newer version. This is a long-time known issue. I guess it makes ...



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