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I've supported HTTPS on my websites for about two years now, but I'm just starting to experiment with the HTTPS versions in search engines. For my sites, I have always had the HTTP version as the canonical (using link rel canonical tags) but allowed users to navigate to either HTTP or HTTPS. On March 18th, I switched that for one of my sites. I made ...


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Yes, if load time is lower, you will have optimised the page. Also, the font file will be cached after the first request, so you will most likely end up with only a single request for the font file. To verify, you could use your browser's built-in timeline, or use an external tool like Google PageSpeed Insights: ...


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So, the solution seems to be that Amazon cloudfront also evaluates my robots.txt and somehow uses different syntax rules from google. The working version of my robots.txt is the following: User-agent: Googlebot-Image Disallow: / User-agent: * Disallow: /homepage Disallow: /uncategorized Disallow: /page Disallow: /category Disallow: /author Disallow: /feed ...


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The only way to clear Structured Data errors in Google Webmaster Tools is to either remove the structured data markup so that Google will not attempt to read structured data from the page, or fix the errors in the structured data. I'll assume that you want to go with route #2, otherwise you wouldn't have added the structured data markup in the first place. ...


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Google notoriously takes it's own time to update the webmaster. You can do some things to try and make the changes go through a little quicker such as using the fetch as Google tool or submitting pages through the URL submit tool but in my experience changes can take a month to process properly through the webmaster, if not longer.


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In my experience i have seen the all domain page update every 4 days to a week (it varies). The latest links list will update first before displaying on the all domain list. My site has around 401 refering domains in webmaster.


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Yes. You have a problem. gTLDs and ccTLDs are treated differently in where they are placed. gTLDs enjoy great penetration throughout all of Google's data centers while ccTLDs do not. The reason is simple and two fold: one, language- Is the language understood within the region?; and two, search history- Has anyone searched and a result given been successful ...


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So you support all the bleeding edge encryption, got an A+ on Qualys, that is awesome. But did ya'll check your analytics for XP users, specifically using IE or Chrome? Its no secret that XP is a dog that dies slow when connecting to modernized sites. Its also no secret that IE and Chrome on XP (or even old version of android browser) are very much limited ...


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HTTPS doesn't send the referrer header. Such traffic will therefore be lumped in with 'direct' traffic.


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Re upload the new html file which Google webmasters will give you to your server and that should solve your problem. I would also recommend setting a preferred domain in the webmasters e.g www.mysite.com or mysite.com it tells them the preferred url you would like to rank in the Google index.


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Structured data refers to data markup. It's not about the general structure of the site. More info here: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/


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It is possible that your DNS entries were messed up or served incorrectly for a while. Then your site's domain name might have been pointing to a different server with a different site on it for a while. Google may have crawled that other site under your domain name and is now complaining about the page that it found during that time period. Another ...


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It seems these days that a sitemap in the root named sitemap.xml will get picked up by dang near anyone in time. It all depends on how much control you want. If you do not want just anyone reading your sitemap including scrapper bots, then name it something unique and submit it to Google, Bing, and who ever else you want. Do not put it in your robots.txt ...


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This is what Google calls the "separate URLs" configuration. In the desktop site, you should add a special <link rel="alternate" ...> tag pointing to the corresponding mobile URL. This helps Googlebot discover the location of your site's mobile pages. In the mobile site, you should add a <link rel="canonical" ...> tag pointing to the ...


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If someone is coming from https://news.google.com/ you will see news.google.com / referral as a source / medium. But when traffic is coming from https://www.google.com/?tbm=nws (google news in SERP) it's tagged as google / organic


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Without being able to see your site, it is hard to comment. Many do not know that title length, either too short or too long, will effect if Google will use the title of not. As well, if the title does not seem to match the search intent, but another content element will such as the h1 tag, then Google may show that. There are several reasons why Google ...


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If you view the source code of the page as its cached in Google, you will see the links: You won't see them when just viewing the source code as some one has hacked your site, injected the links and set them so they only display when Google-bot is crawling the site. They do this to build back links which can help the SEO of the sites they are linking to. ...


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We have gotten a few questions like this one. While I found one good answer for you, I thought I would take this opportunity answer the question better. There are actually two things to consider and not just one. When you want to retain the links of an old site you have essentially two tasks: one, to redirect from one site to the other properly; two, ...


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You can Verify you site my adding a TXT Record and a CNAME record through your domain provider. Google will provide you with all the directions you will need. In GWT just click Verify Site - > Select your domain provider and follow the instructions that will look something like this:


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Things are changing. There's quite a few ccTLD that Google is now treating as gTLDs. And this list will keep growing IMO. You can also set country-target on Google WebMaster Tools (gTLD only feature... hopefully will get improved). Also make sure your page clearly states the language (html lang=). Google will not treat Asian languages (Japanese) as Belgian ...


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Create a robots.txt in a bucket. Create another origin for your cloudfront distribution. Set your bucket's priority higher then your website. Invalidate your site's robots.txt on Cloudfront. After doing the above, Google will read the sites robots.txt when crawling your site and will get to see the different robots.txt when following links from your cdn. ...


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Found out the problem: The CloudFront reads the robots.txt and prevents serving the content, but it parses some how different from what robots should, I guess. For instance, the following content on robots.txt: Disallow: */wp-contents/ Allow: */wp-contents/themes/ When Googlebot gets it itself, it indexes it; When CloudFront reads it, it doesn't consider ...


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Google does not block external resources from being indexed via using a robots.txt in the root of the main site. Using a sub domain, a cdn or other is classed as an external domain therefor the only way to block the content is using a header response on the file served by the CDN itself, or by using a robots.txt on the cdn or sub domain. Using: #Google ...


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Google will verify a site that is redirecting properly. I just verified a domain name that redirects to my main domain name to test it. I used the "upload file" method: example.com is my main domain name example.com/google0123456789abcef.html has been uploaded to the site example.net redirects to example.com example.net/google0123456789abcef.html ...


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Not everyone's situations is the same. So the redirect validation happens after you have selected verification type. Also,there are two options available if you have a 301 set on your domain: TXT record or a www CNAME record.


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I'm gonna say mostly yes and rarely no. The reason why is because you are relying on google to process part of your webpage by supplying part of the assets (in your case, fonts). If google at any point goes offline due to technical reasons (or any other reason), and at the same time, a new request is made to your page, then the fonts will not load. You ...


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I am responding as answer as i managed to figure out what exactly was happening. MFT and PageSpeed Test were using 2 different user agents. PageSpeed's mobile user agent was detected correctly by 51dgree but MFT. So based on, this and this i have updated code base to detect MFT user agent. Now it works fine. In my opinion it is best to move towards ...


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I rather suspect you will want to think this through again. It seems to me that you are somewhat backwards in your logic. But not entirely. I get what your concerns are. Here are the options and what values are bought forward. Forwarding the .com to .rs. You will likely gain nothing or very little doing this. The .com site will have no value to pass and ...


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It's here - https://www.google.com/webmasters/verification/home This is where we can remove the sites from Google Webmasters to reverify them.


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it means that the user agent Mediapartners-Google will not be allowed to go into any of the directories under /search /search/go blocked /search blocked / not blocked.



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