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Using the link: operator is not an accurate or official way to find out what links you have to your website. Google omits links on purpose to prevent SEO analysis of other websites you do not control. To get an accurate report of your incoming links you need a Google Webmaster Tools account. Under Search Traffic > Incoming Links you will see what links ...


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As John Conde pointed out, the link: method is ridiculously inaccurate. However, I'd also like to point out that Google Webmaster Tools isn't fully accurate either and that it can take a noticeable amount of time before links begin to display (Google have admitted this themselves). If you read this FAQ, you'll see: Q: I know I have [one / several / ...


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It is highly likely that Google reduces the linkjuice passed from one site to another if it is on the same IP address because Google makes the logical and reasonable assumption that the link isn't an unbiased link. Google uses links as 'votes' for how important a site is - the more links it gets from other sites the higher it's 'authority'. The more links ...


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No you cannot add the x-JP wildcard as you want, but since your site is in English (EN) and German (DE) only, then you would do it like this: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-JP" href="http://www.example.com/japan/" /> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en-AR" href="http://www.example.com/argentina/" /> <link rel="alternate" ...


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No you cannot do this using hreflang, they are primarily for language and location is optional, but you cannot just mark up the location: Do not specify a country code by itself! Google does not automatically derive the language from the country code. Use hreflang for language and regional URLs I think the other option here is to try and detect what ...


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If you have implemented proper redirects for all the content of your old websites and nothing is served from these old websites, then yes, you can delete the sitemap(s) from the old websites. Just make sure you have a new one on the new site with new URLs.



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