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This is a difficult question to answer simply because there is no direct answer to this question. So let's see if we can work through the process. Let's assume a few things. The first of which is a blanket 301 redirect from one site, HTTP, to another, HTTPS. The second is that there are links to the HTTP site and not to the HTTPS site. What we know. The ...


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In the disavow file, domain:example.com covers all cases of www cname(s) and all subdomains, under http:// and https://. So no matter what their domain runs as, or what subs are running, it'll be disavowed https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2648487?hl=en says: If you want Google to ignore all links from an entire domain (like example.com), ...


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The answer is - which one is Google indexing? It will only index one version. That's the one you disavow. Do it with the root domain (domain:example.com) and you don't even need to specify a protocol.


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If you're logged into your Google account, you can get a user-profile neutral search by clicking this button (borrowed an image from Google): This private search will give you an idea of where you really rank. Search Console will return where you averagely rank on the user influenced searches. If someone has recently been clicking links to your site - ...


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I am not a lawyer. I am not qualified or licensed to give legal advice. That said, here is my opinion: Google has a process for DMCA claims related to it. File a counter notification with Google as described here, towards the bottom of the page. If that doesn't work, you'll have to lawyer up as the DMCA process is kind of broken with respect to things like ...


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To answer your only question. Your subdirectory is one containing lots of images which, presumably, is a lot of data. Perhaps megabytes, even gigabytes or terabytes, full of data. That wouldn't be a very mobile friendly territory for one on a cell phone now would it?


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You can also control some HTML in the HTML header that is generated with each output that apache uses for its default directory listings. This code if used inside the httpd main configuration file (usually httpd.conf) will cause the directory listings to not be indexable or URLs within it to be followed, and it will add a viewport tag compatible with all ...


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Without knowing which web server you are running, I am assuming Apache. Similar configuration options exist for all of the popular web servers. My first guess is that you have the directory linked and that the Index option is allowed for this directory or for the site as a whole. It may be that you do not have a link, however, Google is finding the ...


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How can you know if you have set the title appropriately: You look in the HTML source code for the page and see a <title> tag like the tag for this page: <title>google webmaster tools - Online SEO checker reporting no title - Webmasters Stack Exchange</title> The title appears in tabs the browser title bar in your web browser: If those ...


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As per http://stackoverflow.com/a/15278642/1983389 it is probably better to submit a re-crawl request than trying to purge the existing data: Go to: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/ and log in If you haven't already, add and verify the site with the "Add a Site" button Click on the site name for the one you want to manage Click Crawl -> Fetch as ...


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Hm, I'll take the shot, so we can discuss this little bit more. Interesting question. I'd do this: On the desktop page I'd add rel=”alternate” tag pointing to the mobile URL. This will help bot to discover the location of site’s mobile pages. On the mobile page, I'd add a rel=”canonical” tag pointing to the desktop URL. If HTTP redirection is difficult ...


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It's a good question but I think the short answer is "you can't" for the reasons you've described. GA doesn't seem to differentiate by http/https but by site identification which I've personally observed is the same. The only way you're going to differentiate is to have two different domains. For example: www.example.com (for http traffic, your present ...


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Try this command: ga('send', 'pageview', newUrl); It's used mainly for tracking pages/content loaded with AJAX but don't see any reason why it shouldn't work with "artificial inflating". You can also skip newUrl parameter.


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Google provides a well documented answer to "How a session is defined in Analytics" A session is a group of interactions that take place on your website within a given time frame. For example a single session can contain multiple screen or page views. Case 1: This would start a new session. Case 2: As long as the session has not expired due to ...


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Google does not use the rel=alternate links in crawling a website and indexing other language pages. You need some form of linking on your site to access the translated sections of your site so that Google is aware of them, then as Google indexes the translated parts of your site it will automatically identify the languages and list them with the appropriate ...


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301 redirection is a suggested method if you have almost similar content on the page you are redirecting to. Otherwise google penalizes that and considers that a soft 404, where-in the site is misleading the users. So you can redirect some urls i.e. apple-to-apple mapping, but don't redirect everything to a single home page. Rather add a 410 permanently ...


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Try below robots.txt User-agent: * Disallow: /blog/cgi-bin/ Disallow: /blog/wp-admin/ Disallow: /blog/archives/ Disallow: /blog/*?* Disallow: /blog/*?replytocom Disallow: /blog/comments/feed/ Disallow: /blog/*/trackback/* Disallow: /blog/*/xmlrpc.php Disallow: /blog/wp-content/uploads/* sitemap: http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml


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Redirecting lot of pages which is having good SEO value to a single page website may not be a good idea. Consequently you lose SEO value for the old website. IMO Just use the website for advertising purpose of new website. Place a good banner. Offer something..


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Most posts about WordPress robots.txt are totally wrong. You should not block this in robots.txt I suggest to use only this robots.txt for WordPress blog: User-agent: * Disallow: /blog/?s=* If you block WordPress directories like admin and includes and content, then you're going to block CSS, JavaScript and other assets for Googlebot, and that will ...


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This sounds line someone might be crawling or tracking your site. I doubt it is the Googlebot or Adbot as these crawl from Google owned IP addresses and are identifiable as belonging to Google but that doesn't mean that other crawlers aren't crawling your site based on these ads as when they crawl a site that is showing your ads then they will have a link to ...


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This will cause issues to your SEO as Googlebot is intelligent enough to identify content that has been greyed out by a modal such as this. If you are able to modify the site one option would be to do away with the modal and replace the quantity and order fields with the postcode selector, when they put in their postcode it will either show an error saying ...


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From http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-optimize-your-wordpress-robots-txt-for-seo/ User-Agent: * Allow: /?display=wide Allow: /wp-content/uploads/ Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/ Disallow: /readme.html Disallow: /refer/ Sitemap: http://domain.com/post-sitemap.xml Sitemap: http://domain.com/page-sitemap.xml Sitemap: ...


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Unfortunately there is no way currently to limit the number of site links you have on your Google search result entry. You can demote a site link URL from webmaster tools if you have added your web property to the search console. Google automatically decides which URL's to set as site links, and while you can demote a URL from being a site link you can only ...


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I simply compressed them using gzip: gzip sitemap1.xml My server nginx is enabled to send compressed files. It looks like you're trying to send a double-compressed file and a compressed file. When you gzip a file and host it on a server that is set up to compress and send files, then you basically compressed the same file twice and when one ...


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We had similar migration and we learned few things while we migrated: Your question 1 We've now redirected all traffic from http to https and set the main page to https in the google analytics tool 1) Even if you switch your complete site from http to https the changes would not get reflected in a single day. It will take sometime may be a month for ...


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Analytics allows you to customise channel groupings: You can define brand terms and use these to set up a customised grouping. Then use it to filter your conversions in Analytics. I would suggest doing it on an alternative view to the default - that way you can switch back and forth depending on your needs.


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If you try to download your own sitemap files, e.g. example.xml.gz, most web browsers will correctly prompt you to download the compressed sitemap file. However, if your webserver is not sending correct MIME headers for .gz files, some browsers may instead try open the sitemap file. This will fail as the internet browser has not correctly recognized the ...


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Partial just means that there were resources that couldn't be loaded. You cropped the picture to remove the list of resources, but below your cropped screenshot should be a list of resources that Googlebot failed to access alongside reasons why. Partial vs. Complete does not refer to the indexing status. You can still submit the page to Google if you do ...


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From Webmaster Tools FAQ: Q: The Search Queries feature says that my site ranks #5 for [cookies], but when I search for [cookies] I see it ranking #8 (or I don't see it at all). What gives? A: Several things: Different searchers can see different results, based on things like where they're searching from (geographic differences), personalized ...


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I've seen this on several sites which have been around for a while. Links and URLs change over time, but Google doesn't tend to forget them. Sometimes the "Linked from" URL has been gone for years but Google still flags these up from time to time, probably just to make sure you don't miss anything. As @abhinsit mentions, you can use a 410 header on anything ...


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I want to point out that a page can be declared as a soft-404 if the text in it suggests that it is an error page regardless of the amount of quality images or template surrounding it. For example, if your page contains text such as: "The page you are requesting could not be found" or even: "The page you are requesting is currently not available" Then it ...



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