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There isn't. However, it's good practice to choose one or the other and stick to it - allowing for both may cause issues with ranking. You can ensure that your website sticks to one or the other by redirecting all requests to the one you have chosen. Here is an example, which ensures all requests to google.co.uk get redirected to www.google.co.uk - it also ...


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Apart from the overall use/lack thereof, of robots.txt in a well managed Joomla site, with "good" third party extensions — the only places that should contain CSS, JS or images are: /images /media /templates and of course their sub-directories. So, you could just remove those from robots.txt.


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I would recommended either using the www or non-www and stick with it. Set a preferred URL in Webmaster Tools and then 301 to either your www or non-www. The reason for this would be Google would see both the non-www and www sites as two separate websites. If the content is exactly the same, then you could be penalized with duplicate content.


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From my experience the reply to this question is: it depends. And it depends on a lot of things: How many traffic your site has? If you have a lot, it can be reviewed even daily. How many links your site has? If you have a lot, the crawlers will follow them and reach your site more often. For what I saw, I managed a site with +200k users / day and the ...


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I would say no. And this question has been asked on Google webmaster forums and the response was: Having URLs from your website submitted in their disavow file will not cause any problems for your website. One might assume that they are just trying to pressure you. If the comment links they pointed to you are comment-spam that was left by them (or ...


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I really wouldn't worry. Google can't rely on the genuineness and accuracy of user generated disavow lists to blacklist/penalise domains on the internet. At present, if your domain ends up on a website's disavow list, this just tells Google that website does not trust (or can't vouch for) the link from your website to theirs and to subsequently not factor in ...


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You can use the domain A right now if you want. The only issue you can think about is URLs which already existed on your old site on domain A because users could be redirected to the domain B. Make sure you don't have duplicated URLs between your new site and the old one on the domain A.


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Please do not think that the auto-suggestion mechanism is too much of any indication. It is a simple process that has no significant tie to search. But your question is still a good one. Both domain names will perform for search as they should. There may be some confusion for users who are looking for one or the other domain with the auto-suggestion ...


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It is very rare that Google indexes 100% of any large sitemap. I'd estimate that Google only indexes no more than 50% of the content that it crawls. It often doesn't include content in the indexes because of: content duplication low quality (or lower quality than something else that it is making room for) low Pagerank low site reputation crawl errors ...


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Here is Google's help document about the links to your site report in Google Webmaster Tools. It states: Not all links to your site may be listed. This is normal. This tool is not meant to be a full report of all the links to your site that Google can find. Rather Google intends it to be a representative sample of the links to your site so that you ...


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You need to do two things: Implement redirects for these URL parameters or make sure any page with the parameters has a rel=canonical to remove them. Set the URL parameters in Google Webmaster Tools under "Crawl" -> "URL Parameters" -> "Configure URL Parameters". Each parameter should be set to "Doesn't effect the page content (eg. tracks usage)" This ...


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For Google Webmaster Tools to work, your site would have to be publicly available and assigned a domain name. You can use other tools to check your website for problems. For example, http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/ which should help with many things prior to going public. You will not be able to fully know how your will perform in search engines ...


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Google treats the base domain as roll-up of all the subdomains. I have a site with 10 subdomains each with about the same number of pages. In Google Webmaster Tools it reports that the base domain has the sum of the pages on all subdomains indexed, even though the base domain doesn't have that many pages itself. Based on your findings, it would appear ...


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If your only link to these internal pages in one link each from your home page, the problem is that they don't each get enough Pagerank. Pagerank is a measure of the link juice passed to a page from its inbound links. Your home page only has so much Pagerank and it can only pass a very tiny amount when you divide it up between 1,000 links. One of the ...


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Instead of just showing 1000 links all at once, you could introduce: a pagination feature - showing between 10 and 30 links per page, e.g. 50 pages of 20 links each, or 20 pages of 50 links each. For example: |< < Page 3 of 20 > >| a search box - enabling users to seach for a document using related keywords instead of scrolling through an ...


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So after banging our heads off the wall on this one for several more days, we posted in the Google Product forums: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/webmasters/crawling-indexing--ranking/fFo28LFajWo. Within 24 hours the site was appearing in results as expected, so it appears that Google must have manually intervened somehow, because we ...


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If you want the page to rank and be returned for queries relevant to the scientific papers within it, you will have to change the page structure. Right now, it's a list of 1000 links. That's a useful resource to Googlebot for discovering all the papers you link to, but not a useful page for human visitors. The New York Times has a similar approach for ...


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If you see your pages without errors when fetching as Google in WMT, then you're probably fine. But, in future, you might upgrade some content on your website, which will demand some scripts/css from some of blocked folders. Therefore, I think you might be better with allowing search engines to crawl all these folders containing CSS/JavaScript.


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Honestly you are better off removing everything from your robots.txt. As far as I can see, all PHP files in Joomla contain the line defined('_JEXEC') or die; Which means if you load a PHP file directly in the browser all you get is a blank file, which search engines will ignore. (They shouldn't ever come across these anyway unless you linked them ...


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I am not sure there is a way to demote multiple links in Google Webmaster Tools currently. However, there are other methods of achieving the result. I am assuming you have a sitemap for the website? If so I would go change the <priority>0.1</priority>. Doing this helps determine which url to show if multiple pages from a website match a query. My ...


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You are talking about branding. This is difficult to do with a non-competitive site and a brand name (company name in this case) that is not recognizable. Ten pages on a site that is 6 months old and only back links from one site until recently is not a good recipe for success. As well, if the brand name is something nonsensical such as wizywerx, it will ...


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In some MVC, campaign trackers can soft 404 during a platform side route/redirect even if the campaign rewrite on url was successful. I can think of one popular ecom platform that does this causing false 404 positives on every single tracker rewrite it makes. It can straight break the redirect too if its a software side thing. If the page is generated from ...


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Here is how it works based on sites we have released recently + a couple that have ran awhile. Assuming its a new site using all out Schema.org as well as fallback data-vocab for crumbs and reviews datas, you should expect at least a 3 month lag time. You will see the Google webmaster tools schema reports doing nothing -- no new reviews, no new ...


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You need to check the server side source code of the page on the server and look for code that does not belong. Even though you tested a few different user agents, it is trivial to make a dynamic page show different content to various users based on any factor. A hacker could also make it only happen at certain times of day, etc. Until you've checked the ...


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If the CDN links are distinctive, you can use the Google's disavow tool. But, another and better solution would be to use canonical links. It works across domains too (at least at Google's). Set it on your pages and give Google some time to visit your pages again. Of course, make sure your pages are indexable.


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In addition to total lack of data in content zones, or repeated strings in empties, "Not Found" seems to be the general word trigger for soft 404. If that string is there, you can try removing it and replacing with funny randomized others like "This dude is obviously not a comment pioneer" or "Comments arent gonna write themselves ya know..." or "Tired of ...


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I suspect you deleted the site from the main Webmaster Tools page without first unverifying yourself as a user/owner of the site. (Although you would perhaps expect the current account to be unverified automatically - that does not seem to be the case.) However, you should still be able to visit Webmaster Central - Verification Home from where you can ...


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What is the correct http status code to handle these types of pages which exist, but may/not have data on them in the future? If no data is present, I would specify a noindex, follow directive. PHP example: <?php if(empty($posts)): ?> <meta name="robots" content="index, follow"> <?php endif; ?> When content is added, the above ...


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It sounds to me like somewhere there is perhaps a glitch in Google's systems that is not recognising the fact you deleted the site from your Webmasters account. I would suggest posting on their Webmaster Help Forums to see if they can help you from there. This is their recommended route for reporting non-standard issues.


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The reported Soft-404 (a page that perhaps looks like a 404 but returns a 200 OK status) is really just a "helpful" report that GWT provides. "Hey, your site has served a page that really doesn't have anything on it?!" It is not necessarily a problem, unless your page contained valid content that you wanted indexed, or it should be a real 404 (returning a ...



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