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ANSWERS: My web host made changes, activating "DirectoryIndex". Yes. Just add "Options -Indexes" to .htaccess file. No. SHORT EXPLANATION: This is an apache functionality called "DirectoryIndex". If this is activated, when: a directory url is requested (e.g. www.example.com/assets/); and no index file exists, the apache server creates an index file ...


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If I edit all my articles for SEO, will Google re-index my posts? Google is continuously re-crawling your articles already, but when they see changes going on they will often increase crawl frequency to find out if there's anything new to be crawled. and rank them better? From the sound of it you're paying attention to some key on-page factors so I'...


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Yes. You should do it. Google will "re-index" your website's pages. Note it could take some time. While you're editing your content, don't forget about: KEYWORD PROMINENCE You should add the keywords in header, meta description, first paragraph, last paragraph, beginning of a sentence, h2 subtitles inside the text. KEYWORD PROXIMITY If you want to ...


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Firstly there is no need to use the noarchive robots tag in your situation. You state it is to remove all of your old content from the Google cache and then you remove it to have the cache save your new content. It doesn't exactly work this way as each time Google detects a new version of your page the cached copy stored with Google will be updated to ...


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No, a noindex isn't necessary. The canonical link element should ensure that only the canonical version is returned in search results – so no duplicates – and will benefit from "ranking signals" of the canonicalised (i.e. variant) pages. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en


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The Google terms specifically state that no form of cloaking is allowed and Google defines cloaking as serving anything different to Google than to the end users. If you are concerned about bandwidth that much then the only option would be to define a rule in your .htaccess file which returns a 403 forbidden header for the index page and each image in the ...


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Since this has been posted Google has changed the way the index websites and can now even index AJAX pages and the Googlebot sees the page the same as the end user sees it including interactive javascript content and AJAX powered content without needing to make any special changes to your code to suit the Googlebot engine specifically.


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Maybe instead of going the "stressful" way to remove each and every old URL, simply create 301 redirections from all the en/de.example.com URLs to your example.com. This is probably a better approach for removing URLs of old subdomains, as eventually Google will find out that all the old subdomains URLs have permanently moved to your new one, and will ...


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What I would suggest is to create a brand new set of URLs for search result pages and then for anyone requesting the old URLs, produce an error page with an HTTP 410 status code. Also, make your search pages only accessible via the POST request method. Google won't crawl pages that are requested via POST if it is requested as a result from filling out a ...


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Google supports Noindex: in robots.txt as an experimental feature. It sounds like this would be the perfect case for using it: User-Agent: * Disallow: /search/ Noindex: /search/


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Google won't crawl the disallowed path specified in robots.txt but you can't control through robots.txt the references to your site search results from other sites. While Google won't crawl or index the content blocked by robots.txt, we might still find and index a disallowed URL from other places on the web. As a result, the URL address and, ...


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Should there be a 301 redirect to the canonical link on all pages with any kind of old format URL, or will the rel="canonical" and domain change request be enough to tell Google to drop the indexing of the old ones and start indexing the specified canonical URLs instead? Google treats rel="canonical" as hints that a page is substantially duplicate to ...


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This problem started soon after a google ad-sense application... I will assume your problem may be temporary in nature because when a new ad unit is created and the site is tested right away, instead of an ad appearing, a browser message similar to "the page cannot be displayed" will appear in the ad box. Once the ad unit receives enough views, an ad will ...


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Do you use Google's Search console? If you do, are there any messages to you? If you are not yet using Search console, it should be your first step to do. You can create your Search console account here. If your blog has xml sitemp, you should upload it to the Search console (Crawl > Sitemaps). This helps Google to index all of your content. Next check ...



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