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You can submit the site to search engines before your site is ready in order to set the domain age as older as possible (positive effect on SEO in the long term). However, I wouldn't do it 6 months before. 1 or 2 months before the launch could be a good compromise. Think about creating the buzz about your site during this period and try to launch your site ...


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It is a common mistake that people worry about 404 errors found in Google Webmasters Tool for pages that do not exist. This is a natural functioning of a website and search engine and therefore nothing to fix. If the page is gone, then a 404 error is appropriate. What frustrates people in these cases is that they feel that Google is still trying to access ...


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If you are the owner of the URL shortener, then you can do the following things: Use a 301 redirect instead of a 302 redirect. If you host the URLs, serve a rel=noindex in the header of the pages served through the shortened URL. Add a canonical URL tag to the header of the real page. Use rel=nofollowwherever you are using a shortened URL that uses a ...


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See my answer here: Would my SEO be impacted if I migrated posts from Tumblr to a hosted WordPress solution? In short I would make sure you fill out the Change of Address form in WMT (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83106?hl=en) and you resubmit your sitemap from your old site (so Google picks up the 301's), then submit the sitemap for the new ...


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Google takes several things in account to determine how relevant a page is. The most important factors are: Page content Domain name URL name Let's assume that your content and your domain name didn't change. Even your HTML markup is still the same. OLD example.com/category/subcategory.html NEW example.com/category/filter/cat/subcategory.html By ...


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It's either an article or an event. Not both. If the purpose of the content is to promote the event, it's an event. If the article describes the event but isn't there to promote it (i.e. it's news coverage), it's an article.


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This should work... RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} semalt\.semalt\.com [NC] RewriteRule .* - [F,L] ...will force a 403 error. Otherwise... RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} semalt\.semalt\.com [NC] RewriteRule .* http://www.gosomewhereelse.com [R,L] ... will send them some where else. (just change the domain name please.)


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Redirecting to the new site will not hurt SEO if your only issues are poor SEO and low PageRank. Poor SEO is just a design issue and doesn't have a negative connotation other than hurting your site's ability to have its pages rank well. Low PageRank is just due to having few links pointing to your pages. That's not a negative SEO signal. So you should ...


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There's no harm in making the site public with a holding page including details of launch. This is quite common and will have no negative repercussions when you do open the whole site up to everyone.


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Google Webmaster Tools index count will fluctuate constantly especially with dynamic sites or those using common platforms such as forum software. The best way to tell how many of these URL's Google are dropping from their index is to use the site operator in Google's web search, for example:- site: example.com/forum This will show you all indexed URL's ...


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Unfortunately, the fastest way to remove pages from the Google index, you abandoned. There is nothing wrong with using the robots.txt file to remove pages from the Google index. Having switched to noindex, it will take some time for the spider to fetch all of the pages and update the index. The speed will depend upon the freshness of your site in the past. ...


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I'd use the setting right away -- but make sure you have the 301 redirects in place ASAP too (especially for the most important pages). This setting helps us to confirm that you really want to transfer everything (all signals that we've collected over the years) over to the new domain. It just speeds things up a tiny bit, essentially. In addition to the ...


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You have not added the tag in the correct place, it should be with the <head> </head> tags. This could be the reason why it isnt tracking. Also if your are using the Tag Assistant plugin for Chrome, it should have pointed this error out to you, did it not? Have you double checked you have pasted in the correct code? Sounds obvious but had a ...


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It might take a while for it to update your status. Have you tried going to your Real-Time Tab - Overview (it right above Audience Tab) and see if you are capturing hits? If you see hits then you are good to go. In some cases tracking code status doesn't update ever but data gets sent to your property. Note: if you have a filter set to exclude your own IP ...


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I am going through something similar though my situation is slightly different. If all of your on-site links are correct and any sitemaps that you have are correct (and I would check them), then I would suspect that these are coming from links made by scraper spammer sites. Your one example is a bit odd though. The cat_url=custom-cms, unless something your ...


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I dont have a definitive resource as an answer but from my own personal experience this happens if you tell google to crawl your pages manually by say fetching as google or submitting all of your pages to index "including linked pages" so if you have 300 pages and several of those pages have links to all 300 google might crawl all of them a couple times ...


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A sitemap is the right call for you. Without the sitemap, the crawler will not know that those pages exist. Even if you remove the sitemap from GWT, the pages will remain in index. But since those pages are not linked from anywhere, it is highly unlikely that Google will index those pages again. Removing the sitemap will ensure that the 40 new pages that ...


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I'd probably run a crawler to collect all the URLs of your 1.5 site (a sitemap generator, or link checker should do this for you). When the site is live, Joomla 2.5 has a redirect manager (under components) which lists all the URLs which have thrown a 404. You should use the redirect manager to set up 301s on all the pages you know have changed. If you ...



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