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I have more than 5 subdomains on a project, say developer, www, staff and some more, what is the best practice in creating sitemaps? ... Since the subdomains are several parts of the main application, what are the pros and cons of each, and what should I consider while choosing the one over the other? (one sitemap per subdomain or one for the whole site) ...


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You have to use a separate sitemap for each subdomain. From the FAQ "Where do I place my Sitemap?": All URLs listed in the Sitemap must reside on the same host as the Sitemap. For instance, if the Sitemap is located at http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml, it can't include URLs from http://subdomain.example.com. If the Sitemap is located at ...


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Looks like your sitemap within the sitemap is damaged or not a gzip as it fails 2/3 of my tests. Test 1/3: winrar - No errors found during test operation Test 2/3: tar bybe@ubuntu:~$ tar -tzf test.gz > /dev/null bybe@ubuntu:~$ tar -tzf sitemapCP38.xml.gz > /dev/null tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Skipping to next header tar: ...


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There's a programmed delay just so that they make sure that tests run against the system are inconclusive. For that very reason, delay's' length is not always the same. So, you'll have to simply wait.


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If they are fixed and you mark them as fixed, they won't show up again. If they are not fixed and you mark them as fixed, they will show up again.


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As you write the subdomains are part of the whole application there is no need to separate the sitemaps. Google treats subdomains as own domains ayways. But they are smart enough to recognize if parts of a website belong together. Besides SEO I'd recommend to use an index-sitemap.xml in which you can nest all your separate subdomain-sitemaps. This makes it ...


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As per in Matt Cutts blog post, he said: A subdomain can be useful to separate out content that is completely different. Google uses subdomains for distinct products such news.google.com or maps.google.com, for example. This is similar to what Blogger (blogspot) does. John's blog (john.blogspot.com) is totally different from Doe's blog ...


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IIRC, there is an option that lets you choose whether you want to crawl only the specified URL or all the URL in that domain.


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It seems like you have your HTTP and HTTPS sites redirect to the HTTPS version of your www.example.com. This is good. Just know there is a cost for this initially. In your case, only one sitemap will ever be seen. It is the HTTPS version of your www.example.com site. Any sitemap should reflect both HTTPS and www in the URLs that are listed. Any other URL ...


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Every domain (in this case a subdomain) must has its own sitemap and its own robots.txt so you can teach to the crawlers (not only google even Yandex, Yahoo, Bing... ). The thing is that You can't mix urls from one sitemap inside the other .... so sitemap from subdomain only must contain urls from this subdomain not the main doamin and same applies for ...


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Almost any dimension can be faked by the spammer. So far I've seen it as: referrer (the most used) pages (like guardlink) events (event-tracking) organic (darodar) and even fake direct visits *Some of them show in more than one dimension Until now I've detected huge spikes on referrer, pages and fake direct visits, for organic I've seen only hits in ...


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Credit goes to BYBE for this answer. What I was seeing weren't errors. After Google clears the errors they remain on the list as items but the error is replaced with a "-" and the exclamation mark is removed, see the example images below. From BYBE's comment: If you take a look at this, there are no errors: however at the top it still reported those ...


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Though doing a site: search in Google images shows the images listed, it's not an easy way to find out if they are all indexed, as it doesn't have a total count and can infinite scroll for a long time if you have many images. However if you turn of java script in your browser then do a the same search, you will get an approx number of results shown and ...


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You can find out if Google is indexing your images by heading over to Google.com, searching for site:yourdomain.com then click the images tab. This will list what Google has decided to index. Please note, Google doesn't just index every image on the planet and it can take some time. Chances are if Google has indexed one lazy load image, it can then read ...


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It turns out (according to Opera 11 web browser for Linux) that attempting several URL's results in the same home page being loaded. This makes me think you have an awkward configuration setup on the server. If your server is apache, then check httpd.conf and look for all files in connection to it to see if there are any lines starting with RewriteRule or ...


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Robots.txt blocks only content, not URL. So, if server response on the "blocked" URL is wrong, Google can get it.


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We get these questions a lot!! Make sure you have not created these links by accident by doing an audit. You can use ScreamingFrog or SEO Powersuite for this. You can use both in trial mode. ScreamingFrog will report on 500 pages in trial mode and SEO Powersuite will spider all pages and report on 1/3rd. You can opt to purchase a license too. Both are ...


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I checked: http://1434513228829.7p3mxx16x2qhbybull8002elikymn2.volluto.com/robots.txt And it turns out that every URL attached to this domain is meant to be inaccessible by search engines and other respectful robots with the exception of robots.txt. Since Google completely respects rules in robots.txt, they will complain about blocked resources for all ...


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I just managed to check the google analytics parameters in firefox. Hope this helps. Open firefox browser->Tools->WebDeveloper-> webConsole You would be prompted with a seperate or autofitted window. Then go to Tool Box options-> Enable google Chrome addon debugging in advanced settings. Then check in the network tab. you would get all the query parameters ...


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You need to 410 those pages, then mark them as fixed in WMT. They'll return soon enough, but with a 410 error. When that happens, think of it as an advisory note. It will drop off the list in a few 3 months. A 404 is sort of like a 302, both have little practical use and should be avoided. Google handles them as a temporary issue and will continue ...


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Their page about stackoverflow could be a good target for seo That's debatable. On the page you link to I just see some numbers and whole bunch of links. Would I really be searching Google to "analyse" someone's site, or go straight to the dedicated tool? But I think the main "problem" with allowing Google to crawl this particular page is that it is ...


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I would like to clarify: Google doesn't measure Bounce Rate for SERPs via Google Analytics, that is done from the actual SERP page using Javascript and Cookies etc. It would actually be an anti-trust violation for them to use Google Analytics information as a rank factor. It is most likely anonymous traffic and unless the traffic is finding your website ...


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I agree that google is slow at indexing and all that, but you could try to speed it up. Just go into webmaster tools then: Select the website containing the sitemap that has/had 0 links processed. Select the gear icon at the top right. Select site settings. Select "Limit Google's maximum crawl rate". Move the slider to the right-most setting. The slider ...


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It has only been a few days... you really need to give Google more time. Search engines are notoriously slow because, think about it, they are indexing the entire Internet. See what the next couple of weeks gives you. Also keep in mind that Google Webmaster Tools is 2-3 days behind normally so you may see something different in the morning. (Updates about ...


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When you add your site to Search Console, it may take some time before diagnostic and other data is available. This is normal; it can take some time for Search Console to gather and process data for your site. In general, if you see a "No data yet" message, check back later. Once Google starts crawling your site more often, you'll notice that Search ...


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We have redirected all non-existing pages to home page. It was fine for some days. That's a bad idea because if search engines indexed all those now non-existing URLs that were working several days ago (or whenever the links did work), then people who use the search engines will be misled because they will show what is in their cache to describe the ...


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This seemed to resolve itself. I ran the fetch again several hours later and it worked.


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From the source https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6155685?hl=en Impressions - How many links to your site a user saw on Google search results, even if the link was not scrolled into view. However, if a user views only page 1 and the link is on page 2, the impression is not counted. The count is aggregated by site or page. With infinitely ...


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Yes. Add a robots.txt file that disallows either all robots or just the Google bot.


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Redirecting urls which should respond as 404 to the home page are considered to be soft 404s. Return a true 404 response. They will be noted in Google's Search Console, though you can marked them as fixed and generally they wont bother you again unless recrawled. Soft 404s


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In Google Webmaster Tools, go to your site, then select the gear icon at the top-right then change site settings. Then select the option to specify your own crawl rate then move the slider all the way to the right so that google can assess your site much faster. Next, take the advice of the people who made comments to your question. That advice is be very ...


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Always make sure your website has web pages that return the HTTP status 200 code (which means the result is an actual page). What I do for site verification with google webmaster tools is follow it's recommended method: Download this HTML verification file. [google2da9166c91fd3e7e.html] Upload the file to http://example.com/ Confirm ...


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Usually it is supposed to block GoogleBot if you don't want it to crawl. You can simply do it by editing your robots.txt and blocking access to the pdf folder. For example: User-agent: * Disallow: listings/index/getpdf/* If you want Google to access and index it, you should let him see your files without redirecting it or asking for download. You can do ...


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Yes, it's possible. As said here by Sezhers How to see the searched terms that refer to my homepage in Google Search Console you can filter in or out pages and folders of your website. In my case, I use the filter "URL is" as in below screenshots.


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Double check your various forms of links JIC. If you have done your work right, then there is nothing for you to do. There are a ton of scrapers and sites that will make bad links and perhaps that is what is happening. It is not uncommon that site automation of this type to go wrong creating links that Google will see as new and follow. Just make sure your ...



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