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You are looking for what is known in the industry as reputation management. There are many businesses with experience in this area that will work on this problem for your client. If your client is in Europe, it may be possible to use right to be forgotten laws to force search engines to remove pages from those search results. In the rest of the world, ...


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(Politely) ask website to take page down or change/remove name Use a lawyer to find a way to take it down (expensive, not a sure thing) Hope this'll blow over, don't make it the Streisand effect Make a website/pages which ranks better than theirs to show up first


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New Google Business Customers When signing up to Google Business click: I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location This will inform Google that the customer serves the services at the customers address and ultimately will hide the address. Existing Google Business Customers If you have already signed up to Google Business then its ...


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I use Route53 which is amazons version. I can relate that I have a 60 second TTL on all my zones and when I make a change, that change syncs to their dns infrastructure in about 10 seconds. All total when I change a record with them and sync its about 2 minutes. To affect a change to a single server I would Change or ensure ttl is at 60s. Verify that ...


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Despite what so many SEOs tell you, search is not about keywords. Search engines do not match keywords directly and have not for a very long time. It is all about semantics (linguistics). You have several issues. 1] Not enough content to attract search users. The more content you have, the more potential you will have to attract users. Think about it, the ...


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Okay. I will try and explain what I know the best that I can quickly. Perhaps just explaining some of this will make things clear. In the early days of Google, a term index would be, in effect, a relational or leaf table that tied terms in a term index (forward and reversed) to a document using a docID and wordID with other metrics. Part of semantic ...


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I assume, Google decides about indexing through measuring of duplication (or similarity) rate of certain page on URL basis and indexes all pages, containing less then 100% (or 90%, or X% - only Google knows exactly the number) duplicate (if nothing, like noindex, prevents it). Finding duplicated content isn't a trivial task and is error-prone because of ...


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Just about every website you visit will at least have a certain percentage of duplicate content. A perfect example of this is a logo specific to the website that appears on all content pages to indicate that the content is part of the website itself. This kind of thing is something google will index in its entirety (provided of course the rest of the content ...


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An Offer can reference a PriceSpecification item with the priceSpecification property: One or more detailed price specifications, indicating the unit price and delivery or payment charges. This definition refers to the three PriceSpecification sub-classes: DeliveryChargeSpecification PaymentChargeSpecification UnitPriceSpecification But if these ...


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AMP is about making pages load faster so the use case so far is for reading articles / static content only. It will give a slight ranking boost from Feb 2016 but I wouldn't worry just yet. Page speed is a really important factor from a UX point of view though. If you don't have huge resources use AMP if you have static stuff (text/IMG). You should ...


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Google has algorithms to detect duplicate content. When Google detects that two pages have the same, it picks one index and ignores the others. See: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? If you want to choose which one Google indexes, you should pick one and make it the canonical domain. Redirect the others to ...


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You will find everything you need to know about the API key on this Google page: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key Simply scroll down and hit the Get Key button, accept the terms and you'll be ready.


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You shouldn't exclude the file from crawling with robots.txt - in this case Google will not be able to read it. What you should do, is to de-index it. If you run Apache, add to your htaccess following rule: <FilesMatch "robots.txt|sitemap.xml"> Header set X-Robots-Tag "noindex" </FilesMatch> This rule add noindex to your sitemap and robots ...


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Google never forgets a site that it had once indexed. Googlebot will continue to try to visit your old sites for years. There is no way that I know of to get the bots to totally stop trying to visit the old URLs. If the sites are truly down, Google won't include them in the search index. You won't get real users visiting those sites from search ...


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If you have access to those sites, add a hard 404-header. It won't get more obvious than that. The meta's (noindex and nofollow) still indicate that some content exists, you just don;t want it indexed (right now as far as they care). If those sites dont exists, use a htaccess and some CNAMES to do that same trick. (CNAME forum.site.com as site, and htaccess ...


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You could set up a single page on the subdomain with a message to users that the subdomain is no longer active, and they should access www.example.com instead. Provide a link for users to click through to the main site, and include <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> in the header for search engines to know that it's no longer available. This ...


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There is a lot of discussion about wether the IP address can affect the page rank or not. For example here: https://pressable.com/blog/2013/02/21/do-you-need-a-dedicated-ip-address-for-seo/ and here https://wpengine.com/blog/the-myth-of-the-dedicated-ip-address-for-seo/ The short answer is yes it can affect your page rank


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You should have a different title each time you change the URL. That includes changing a query string parameter. Google won't think that your site is thin or spam with many same titles, but it may think many of your pages are too similar to index. Changing the titles will help you rank for "German doctors". Without changing the page titles you would be ...


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Say you're looking for german doctors, or itialian doctors, would you: Click the page that has the title "Doctors" Click the page that has the title "Italian doctors" Search engines try to work like humans do. Optimize properly for humans and bots will often reward you for that. Apart from that, not doing the different titles will result in "Duplicate ...


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First check how they currently do. Titles, description, content etc. You want to keep that the same. Do not improve (unless obvious things) Check which urls are used. Do not change url structure! Or use the proper 301 redirects to make sure current page value is transferred to the new page. You're starting on a new website, think this through. This is the ...


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The Bodis support team returned to me with the following: If you require that your email.example.com subdomain is available to you, you're going to need to omit * (asterisks) part of your zone file and only include www 61076.BODIS.COM When CNAME forwarding, typically only the third level subdomain (www.example.com) can be forwarded while the ...


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This Google help document describes how to have your site opt-out of Google Web Light: If you do not want your pages to be transcoded, set the HTTP header Cache-Control: no-transform in your page response. If Googlebot sees this header, your page will not be transcoded. Please note that pages that opt-out of being transcoded will be labeled in ...


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This is a very old spam list. Read more about it here: http://www.spamsources.fabel.dk/ I would say the list is a valid spam list and you should manually request to get off the list after you fixed the problems that made you get on the list.


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Duplicate content generated by CDNs can be addressed with two approaches depending on your CDN setup: Robots.txt: Adding a robots.txt file to your CDN-URL will tell the webcrawler whether this URL should be indexed or not. Here's an example of a simple robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: / Adding a canonical HTTP header to an asset will ...


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There are several reasons to keep content out of search engines: Sensitive content -- Some content needs to be public but may have information in it that you don't want in the search engines. An example could be your resume. You want it available for potential employers to look at, but don't want your address easily locatable in the search engines. ...


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Your question, though a little old, is still relevant, and what started out a question about APIs turned into one about duplicate content. If you asking whether using APIs themselves will hurt your SEO, by themselves they wont. However, depending on the implementation, it could hurt SEO, but it probably still wouldn't be the fault of the API ;) As for the ...



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