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To know the age of an URL you can follow this link by replacing www.example.com by the URL you want: https://www.google.com/search?tbs=cdr%3A1%2Ccd_min%3A1%2F1%2F2000&q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.example.com&safe=active&gws_rd=ssl For example, here's the result from Google for the Meta site of Stack Overflow: Otherwise, the Wayback machine is ...


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Be careful. Most SEO advice stems off of old advice that was just plain wrong when it was written. It seems that much of the SEO world cannot grasp that SEO has become much closer to what it should have been all along. As well, this is a follow the leader industry even as the lemming leap off the cliff. I will give you a quick SEO rundown. For each page, ...


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I think you answered your own question in the first statement. Using the same anchor text for a lot of your links is not a good idea. Instead, try using something more descriptive. However, this is very common so I would not get fixated on this unless your entire page says nothing but "read more". Search engines are smart enough to recognize that "Read ...


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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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There may not be any way to find out when an arbitrary web page was first indexed by Google — certainly I don't know of any way to do so. It's possible that Google simply does not store that information, since there's no real reason why they'd need to. Besides, even if they do store this information, they really have no particular reason to make it ...


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No, you are categorically not allowed to title your business name on Google My Business (formerly Google Places and Google Local Business) with anything other than your physical registered business name even if your domain name is something different. Google's quality guidelines for local business confirm this: Your name should reflect your business’ ...


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As of November 2014, Google announced that is not going to be updating Pagerank as available from the Google Toolbar. Any means of checking Pagerank is no longer going to work. The Google toolbar and all third party PR checkers will only show old stale data.


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To prevent misuse the inner workings of Googlebot are kept secret so there is no real "expected behaviour". While searching the net I stumbled upon the following: ... search engines understand URL parameters but often ignore fragments. This implies URL fragments might get crawled. On another page I found a second hint. I always thought Googlebot ...


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You do not have an indexing problem. Google Webmasters Tools is the authoritative source of information about your website with Google. Whatever it says there is true. Operators like site: and link: are known to not show all relevant results. This is on purpose as it prevents others from knowing exactly Google is handling your website inhibits any attempts ...


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Updated Answer: Use rich snippets to markup the article. Add the proper linking to the article in your sitemap. submit/resubmit the sitemap to Google via webmaster tools. Ping the sitemap to google/yahoo/bing. You can choose to publish the article via prweb or other syndication sources so a publication date associated to you is already in the global www ...


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Zistoloen found a way to have Google display the date when it first indexed the content of the page. I'm adding it to my answer as well because I think I can explain it more clearly. Search Google for something that brings up the page you want as a result Use "Search Tools" Select "Custom Range..." from the "Any time" drop down Put in a large date range ...


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I did some research for this question and found some interesting thins, such as: 1. Is it a fake crawler? -> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15840440/google-proxy-is-a-fake-crawler-for-example-google-proxy-66-249-81-131-google-c Conclusion from the user: These 'crawlers' are not crawlers but are part of the live website preview used in the Google ...


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Facebook in general doesn't like to send users out of it, that's why it makes it difficult for the users to leave. I've had that problem in the past, then stopped, then had it again, there seems to be no reason for this. I think Facebook handles the same links differently. For example sharing a link inside a group is not the same as sharing it on a wall or ...


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First, I would run some tests on that page using one of the following tools: 1) Google Page Speed 2) WebPageTest.org These two will give you an idea of why your page is slow to respond. It could be the map taking too long to call home or it could be something related to your hosting environment. Usually if its your hosting then the entire site would be ...


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Version v4 and v7 of Website Tonight allow adding a script tag within the head tag, in page properties. With v6 however just add a script block anywhere on the page, and paste the Google Analytics code in. As @Toby said, it works fine from the body. I just add the script block below the last text box: works fine.


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Toolbar Pagerank (which was never Pagerank) is, arguably, the single greatest public relations stunt Google has ever pulled off. There's some very clever psychology in using a single, reductive statistic to completely misdirect the attention of tens of thousands of webmasters worldwide from what they should be paying attention to. (organic search referrals, ...


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I found this link that points to some configuration changes: http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/opencart/setting-up-payment-gateways/how-to-enable-ssl-connection-in-opencart In it you will see some edits to config.php. Original: define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'http://opencart.inmotiontesting.com/'); define('HTTPS_IMAGE', ...


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You asked quite a few questions and I suspect you know most of the answers already. So to clear up some confusion, I will address the subject of changing the domain name since this sounds like the new question. If you need more, please let us know. Keywords in domain names mean almost nothing anymore and exact matches rarely happen as a result. That was a ...


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The problem is in the source code of your website: <a target="new" href="www.brightstartstudios.com"> That is missing the http://. It should be: <a target="new" href="http://www.brightstartstudios.com"> Google is interpreting what you currently have as a relative link. You need to include the http:// to make it absolute to another site. ...


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The ideal keywords for what you're asking is Keyword Stuffing. It's basically defined as: Keyword stuffing is considered to be an unethical search engine optimization (SEO) technique, which leads to banning a website from major search engines either temporarily or permanently. Keyword stuffing occurs when a web page is loaded with keywords in the ...


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The Fetch as Google was created as a temporary option originally designed to help you see your site the way Google sees it. It does allow you to update the index almost immediately. But this is based upon trust. Google will revisit your page with the regular Googlebot soon after. Because this is based upon trust, it is best not to rely on this option to ...


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It could also be duplicate content filters. Do a site search then go to last page of search results. This may be page 30 or more. At the bottom of the last page you should see something similar to this: In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 348 already displayed. If you like, you can repeat ...


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You have to make that trade off based on your business needs. A VPS is shared with others, which means that you are sharing the server resources. The biggest risk here in my opinion lays that you can't control what other people use the server for. This can affect the performance of your application and cause unexplainable bugs that you can't trace back ...


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Report, which you'd like to use Acquisition -> Sources -> Google Play, uses UTMs for tracking referrals. You've got hint from GA (mouseover on question mark next to "(direct) / none") that this source contains also referrals, because you don't tag links. You couldn't look in your historical data, but if you add UTMs, you will track a future data.


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The Princeton copy is not a full copy of the article and still falls within the parameters of Content Syndication on the page you linked to: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? It does give full credit and links back to the original as suggested in the Content Syndication section. As to why the Princeton page ...


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This one is rather easy. You do not have a description meta-tag. Search engine result page (SERP) snippets generally come from the description meta-tag though another closer matching content snippet can be used instead to satisfy the searchers intent. While the site does look good, you have made some fundamental SEO mistakes. Your title tag is too ...


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Neither option will get you a penalty. Google prefers 404's but your single page idea will help to identify to users why the link is broken. Either way it is your choice. Both are perfectly fine. If it were up to me, I would give the user some explanation.


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You can give Google Ripples a try by plugging the destination URL into the following https://plus.google.com/ripple/details?url= But the share may not be public, so you may not be able to see it.


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There is no correlation between traffic and PageRank. Google cannot track traffic for most sites and has wisely keep traffic out of the metric mix. Having said that, there are some metrics to pay attention to: search engine result page (SERP) click-through rate (CTR), Bounce Rate (back to SERP), apparent time spent on page, apparent time spent on site. ...


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Is seem you did not specify yet where the content of myclientsdomain.com is so the default content is served on the server. You have to set up a VirtualHost for myclientsdomain.com. Virtualhost setup should be something like the following: NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@dummy-host.example.com DocumentRoot ...



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