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They can do SEO without these tools but for doing it perfectly they need the access to Google Search Console and Google Analytics. For example, Using Google Search Console They can get notified about your site’s issues/penalties The ‘Search Analytics’ (search queries) report details a list of keywords a website ranks for and the number of impressions and ...


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Yes, that is correct. However, from now on you only submit sitemaps etc. to https://www.example.com (your canonical domain). By submitting all variations of your site to webmaster tools (and verifying them), you are proving ownership, you can specify the preferred domain (if your redirect does fail for whatever reason) and you can make sure that everything ...


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In general, hyphenated URLs are better for seo than the id. Two main advantages - Google Ranking - The keywords in link have some ranking factor as it tells a lot about the content inside the page. Although this factor is just 1 out of only G knows how many. Higher CTR - I believe this is very important reason for having nice readable URLs. The keywords ...


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Your issue is duplicate content. Specifically, there is another page on the internet with substantially the same biography: http://csteps.illinois.edu/dr-emma-mercier/ When Google sees the same biography on two different pages, it will choose only one of them to index.


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I originally read you question as the number of indexed pages from your sitemap is 1500 and that you are worried. Then I thought about it. Perhaps there are things you need to know. If your site is new, then it will take quite a while for a new site to be indexed. I am not sure how old your site is, but it can take as much as a year for some sites to sink ...


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Yes, you are missing out on a lot. Even though you can get a lot from both server logs and Google Search Console, you can get a more detailed picutre when utilizing all of them. There are times where analytics may not be needed. They both have their benefits and shortfalls as you see below. Log Analytics Server logs captures a gigantic amount of data that ...


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Try this: RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/mygooglefile.txt$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L] Of course you will need to change the file name and the target domain name.


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All responsible SEO and digital marketing companies sign and send across a non-disclosure agreement to their clients. Ask them for one, if they don't use them then question why they don't.


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Yes you need to give an SEO company access to your stats in order for them to track/validate historicals and fresh changes. However, it sounds like you should be working with a different SEO company. Just because they ranked your competition does not mean that 100+ other companies couldn't do the same or better, for the same or cheaper. This would be the ...


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The SEO company can still effectively do their job without access to Google Search Console, but you are tying both hands behind their back. That said, if you don't trust them enough to give them access to your data, perhaps you're better off with a different firm.


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If you want the SEO company to do their work properly, you should give them full access to the metrics. I'm understanding your concerns about shering the data, but everything is about trust, right? Also don't think your keywords are so hidden. In a professional SEO tools, you can check in which keywords some domain is ranking. I'll tell you why the SEO ...


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The preferred domain is to set whether you prefer www or non-www. Read here : https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/44231?hl=en If you are redirecting your extra domains to the one main domain then Google will indeed figure it out and the extra domains wont be indexed in the long run (if already) Any link value that the extra domains have may be ...


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On an apache server with mod_rewrite installed, you can add this code to your httpd.conf (main apache configuration file) and restart apache gracefully. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^(.*)/$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ %1 [NC,R=301,L] It will redirect all URL requests ending ...


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They can find almost everything without your permission, every seo can do it for you and your competitors at the same time anytime. A seo professional can look at all those things without even you knowing about it. So they can find out everything about your site. And they don't have to ask you for permission because checking out the code your site sends to ...


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You may want to give it some more time, I already see 10 results and the home page is the first result:


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Your best option is probably to verify using DNS. This will work no matter what sort of redirects you have in place. It also doesn't require you to keep up with any special redirect rules. According to Google's help page, you should: On the Search Console Home page, click the Manage Site button next to the site you want, and then click Verify this ...


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When purchasing a new URL you need to run a few checks on its history. You can use https://magestic.com to check out historical links and you can gain free access by registering your site. You can also use https://archive.org to view the web history of the site. If the domain looks to have a history of spam links then this may be the issue, Google will ...


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Generally speaking, you will not need to disavow any links. This should remain a last resort for toxic links. Elsewhere I describe what a toxic link is. Please understand that most junk links are not toxic. For a link to be toxic, a lot has to happen. It is possible that there was some negative effect, however, Google understands that spam sites will make ...


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well well well.... all is fine now, the urls are showing when I type info:url last night I've noticed that the number of indexed urls in my sitemap had dropped and I thought it was related to that. It turns out it is a bug in search console : https://twitter.com/methode/status/634308230940872704


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There are two sets of pages indexed within Google Search Console: Google Index > Index Status -- and -- Crawl > Sitemaps You will find that these numbers are confusing. They represent two different things. If you are referring to any sitemap submitted (Crawl > Sitemaps) and the stats associated with it versus indexed pages (Google Index > Index Status), ...


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There are several questions to answer here: What's the best way for me to take care of this situation and avoid wasting Google's crawl budget and also let my pages get the most of the weight from authority pages? As you say the parameters do not create millions of new URLs. So it would be okay to let Google crawl them. Your Canonicals do the rest of ...


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I would argue it is essential for a company tasked with SEO work to be able to access Google Webmaster Tools and similar tools at least in a read-only capacity in order to review the website's performance and address issues raised, therefore I would suggest you carefully choose an SEO company that does not also work for your direct competitors to ensure ...


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I would say yes. An effective SEO firm can do a perfectly fine job without these tools. However, there is a goldmine of information that can also help using the Google products. Many of the best SEO tools tie into the Google products for a reason. I would be more concerned that they even said anything to you about your competitor at all even if it was only ...


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Actually this is quite an easy one. Your home page has no content. There is nothing for Google to chew on except the title tag. That is not enough. While the home page looks fantastic(!) (and it does by the way), search engines require content- at least enough to create a SERP link. In this case, you have not supplied the minimum for a SERP link. You can ...


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We seem to get this question enough now that a good and proper answer should be given specifically to this very simple issue. When Google has a blocked resource it is generally a 3rd party script/resource or a local script/resource that accesses 3rd party components. You will see there are two images and the image on the right will generally have what you ...


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What you want to do is check the server access logs after testing your website with each tool to see what identification google uses. Search the logs for googlebot or IP addresses that match google. Also, search the logs for part of the URL of the page you requested for each test to help you track google down. Once you done that, you need to modify your ...


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The only time I would see a real benefit in adding any variants to a domain for GWT (a.k.a. Google Webmaster Tools) is if there is unique data as a result from accessing that domain, or if that domain was active in the past and changes were recently made. If you're just building a site at let's say http://example.com and you never published any content at ...


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Try to make text more english, especially the text in the title tag, and in Webmaster tools, select the website domain, then the gear icon, then "site settings" then for crawl rate select "Limit Google's maximum crawl rate" and select the right-most point on the slider that appears so that Google can scan your site faster. Just make sure you don't have ...


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Mystery possibly solved? Google pushed out Panda 4.2 on July 18 2015, however, prior to that there was a Quality Update (also called Phantom 2) that some say is related to the Panda roll-out. Clues to hits are fluctuations as some call them tremors and spikes. Here is a quote from: ...



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