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A single site linking to yours is unlikely to trigger any of Google's spam alerts for your domain. Google penalizes a site when it sees a pattern of spammy links from many domains. Your site will also have plenty of legitimate, non-spammy inbound links. Those good links will innoculate your site against ill effects from links from few bad sites. My own ...


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GWT is known for not refreshing some parts of their data very often. Chances are your site got crawled before the 301 and what was reported at that time got stuck. Usually it will go away after a while but in some cases it will stay the same. I have about 40 error that haven't changed in over a year. All have 301's set on them.


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After trying different methods I came to the conclusion that you can never be really sure if a search engine respects robots.txt or no-index or anything the like. So if you really want to be sure your test site is not indexed, I's recommend using password protection through a .htaccess / .htpasswd file combi similar to the following code snippet: AuthType ...


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If you are moving your site from http to https, you would need to submite the https site as a new site. I was advised that I need not do it and over a period of time I saw that the stats were not reliable - the index status, crawl errors etc. Suddently, I saw a big drop in the indexed pages as well. But the actual site traffic was not affected in any way; ...


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Google Webmaster Tools treats HTTP and HTTPS as separate sites. When adding a site, simply type the URL including the https:// prefix. You will then have two sites in Google Webmaster Tools. This fits with the general principle that http://www.example.com is considered a different URL from https://www.example.com and may validly serve different content, ...


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Sitemaps can be submitted for multiple sites to Google Webmaster Tools through a single Webmaster Tools account. You can do so by adding multiple websites to a single account. You would then need to complete the verification process for each website, or have somebody that is already verified add you as an authorized user. There are also two other ways to ...


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This is not an issue that needs to be resolved. Any site that has a large number of pages on it gets this message. Google tells you this in case you accidentally published URLs, especially ones with duplicate content. As long as you mean to publish your URLs and are handling any duplicate ones appropriately, this is not an warning that you need to pay ...


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John Mueller from Google said in its wbemaster hangouts videos that links from irrelevant but non-spammy websites have no negative impact on target sites. No need to disavow them. Google also detect spammy sites and neutralize their links automatically (they are treated as nofollow). Besides, if a website linking to you is manually penalized by Google, it ...


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I would use Yoast's SEO plugin to fix this. There is a setting which will redirect image attachments to the parent post. All done for you so no need to do anything manually. Go under Advanced, click Permalinks tab and check the second option: or you can just setup something in .htaccess file to do the same.


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You should define your sitemap contents as an XML file. and that's what the first line in this code does: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <url> <loc> https://www.leagueofsmurfs.com/ </loc> ...


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Do you have any .htaccess redirects other than the default WordPress redirects? Have you moved from another website recently or changed URL structure? No harm running a quick crawl of your site with Xenu or Screaming Frog. Sometimes you find weird stuff in Webmaster Tools usually from other people's websites, inbound links to pages that don't exist etc. It ...


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To be eligible for this feature, the URL parameters must be configured in key/value pairs like item=swedish-fish or category=gummy-candy in the URL http://www.example.com/product.php?item=swedish-fish&category=gummy-candy. http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/configuring-url-parameters-in-webmaster.html


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The URL parameter page is there for old-fashioned URLs with query strings attached. For example: http://www.example.com/index.php?A=1&B=2 This page should explain more: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6080550


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Yes links like this can potently be hurting your site, and that's why Google introduced the disavow fearure. The disavow feature lets you specify a list of website pages, or entire domains that you know are linking to you but want to tell Google to discount them from your link profile that Google uses in their algorithms. You can find some more info on ...


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The warning means that the pages you are linking to do not have hreflang tags pointing back to the URL listed. hreflang tags are bidirectional by nature, every time you link to a URL with hreflang tags, that URL must in turn link back to the original URL. e.g: If on this URL: http://domain.com/ You have these tags in your code: <link ...


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But going to the Google index->Index status menu it shows 0 page indexed. What is the difference between the sitemap menu and the index status menu? The index status menu lags behind the sitemap menu (about a week, sometimes more), but ultimately, they converge to the same value. If you are in a hurry, then compute the sum from the sitemap menu to have ...


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I spoke with John Mueller regarding robots.txt, URL parameters, canonicals, and noindexation. Using 'URL parameters' in GWT is a strong suggestion to Googlebot, but not absolute. Googlebot still spot checks the URLs, so depending on the number of URLs the spot check might be fairly visible. Also, since we had 'URL parameters' set to not crawl search ...


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Create a new view with an Include Only Filter by Name/Code or anything else of the article, and use a regular expression to identify only their products. It can work if your products have in their name or code a unique identifier that distinguish your competitor's brand name. There's also an alternative: you can create a scheduled report (via email) based ...



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