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If they're just mirroring your site by feeding your site through a proxy script or regurgitating your HTML verbatum, you can add canonical URLs to your pages. This will let Google know your content is the original source and to show your URL in the search results, not their's. Submit a DMCA request to Google. They're a little slow with them but they will ...


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You can file a DMCA complaint and if you are in the U.S., you can file a copyright civil law suit. Here is a link to a short answer that explains how the DMCA complaint can help anyone: Do you have to be in the United States to file a DMCA complaint? ... and another one the explains more... How much of your content needs to be copied before you can file ...


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You could track their IP (or IPs) and return totally different content for them to mirror - whatever you like. This way you get free space for advertising whatever, and you can use their high position in Google to your advantage. I once used this to simply explain to the users on the mirrored website that this is the wrong domain. You can also post a simple ...


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A little late for you but best idea to protect your website (in the future) would be this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3pNLB3Cq24 (defcon 21, defense by numbers) faking the return code so users will see the content but bots will throw the content away crawl in circles stop working other possible ideas - make sure that your users don't see any of ...


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Here is a list of policies: Permissions. If your issue isn't covered in these, I suggest you Contact Them via email.


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You need to add a new site on Google Webmaster Tools and set the domain as https://example.com all the data is being collected there instead.


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These are Google IP addresses as you stated. However, this does not mean that it is part of the search engine. Google has expanded it's business lately and not all of what is happening using a Google IP address has lived up to the standards we have all grown accustomed to. Unfortunately. There are no reverse PTR records for these IP addresses. The ...


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You can submit the site to search engines before your site is ready in order to set the domain age as older as possible (positive effect on SEO in the long term). However, I wouldn't do it 6 months before. 1 or 2 months before the launch could be a good compromise. Think about creating the buzz about your site during this period and try to launch your site ...


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Google has found that CTR(s) increase with site branding and because Google gauges user satisfaction through CTR, Google sees site branding as a positive thing for it's business. As part of the recent SERP redesign, Google made some changes that includes site branding for shorter title links as an effort to add value. I can understand the heartburn this ...


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I cannot speak to other countries, but I can speak to U.S. law. Bare with me while I explain a few things. If it is a factual post or primarily opinion, you are stuck. Nothing you can do about truthful statements or opinions. After all, there is the 1st. amendment. However, if the post is false, based upon a faulty premise, or an opinion that is ...


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When involved from the start When migrating I keep the existing URLs in mind right from the start of the project. Like that I already have most links covered when switching. Right after the switch I check site:example.com and see if most links there are still working. If a lot are failing I go through them manually if there are less than say 300. In the ...


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Method One - Google search You can find out what Google has indexed by returning results the exact results by searching for site:http://www.example.com. You should be aware that this method may not track very new URLS or if you have a lot of pages then Google will just return a few hundred. Method Two - sitemap There might be a sitemap.xml already on the ...


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If you are creating a quicklauncher shortcuts page, I would not worry much about what google is going to think. Chances are that even if you were violating any policy of theirs, they would not care because its not for a commercial purpose and points your users to their products. If you want to play it super safe (compliance paranoia) then replace the ...


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You don't have to do everything listed as an optimization. If using a custom font is important to the design of your website then use it. You have a choice between a slightly slower (initial) page load and a better design versus a slightly faster (initial) page load and a slightly lesser design. If using that font improves your business somehow than it's ...


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The theme, per sé, does not matter for SEO as themes are not a ranking factor nor a concept that search engines care about. So choosing an existing theme, editing an existing theme, or creating one from scratch really have no meaning here. HTML/semantic markup is a ranking factor so making sure you optimize that code is important so how well you ...


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For long time now, Google adjusts search results according to your search history. You can read about it here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/54068?hl=en To check ranking you should use a browser with no history, or a ranking tracking software/service.


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Like others have mentioned, filing a DMCA complaint and a copyright civil law suit may be the best options. For the new content that you publish, you can consider notifying about your site updates on social media (Twitter, Facebook etc.) as soon as you post. The timestamp recorded there can be a fair indicator that you wrote first in case you have to prove ...


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As others mentioned, you can verify real Googlebots, and this isn't a Googlebot IP address. I double-checked with the team about these requests, and they appear to be for the PageSpeed service, which can act as a cache/proxy for websites. If search engines - like Bing or Google - crawl URLs like that, the service will forward those requests to your website ...


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You can verify all Google crawlers by using PTR records. See: Verifying Googlebot I find this very accurate. Google now also offers hosting services as well as many other services, so there can easily be requests from Google assigned IP ranges that are not Google's search agents. There is also a good list of Google User Agents.


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Redirecting to the new site will not hurt SEO if your only issues are poor SEO and low PageRank. Poor SEO is just a design issue and doesn't have a negative connotation other than hurting your site's ability to have its pages rank well. Low PageRank is just due to having few links pointing to your pages. That's not a negative SEO signal. So you should ...


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You can submit your website right away. Just make sure that pages which are not ready have a robots meta tag set to noindex,noarchive. When a page is ready, remove its robots meta tag. You can already put all your pages in a sitemap.xml too to make sure web crawlers already know about your pages and revisit them from time to time. However, search engines ...


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There's no harm in making the site public with a holding page including details of launch. This is quite common and will have no negative repercussions when you do open the whole site up to everyone.


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The 301 redirects should be resolving this issue but if you do not think that is working you can try also using canonical URLs to resolve this. By giving each page on the main site a canonical URL you will be telling Google that URL is the main URL that you want indexed for that content. Any other URL that pulls up that page should be considered a duplicate ...


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google webmaster tools allows this. simply add www.example.com/uk/ as first site , then in the geographic target tell google its for UK. next add example.com/usa/ as second site and set geographic target if you dont want it to be a catch all. now google will treat sub directory as a separate site with geo targeted results. also for pages that exist ...


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Rich snippets should improve search results overall (see Google's explanation, here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/99170?hl=en), and they do give you some control over what gets returned from a Google search, including a site search. As already noted, for site search this will be independent of your domain's general ranking. Likewise, ...



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