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.google actually is a valid top level domain (or top level zone), as is '.youtube'. Google applied for those TLDs a long time ago... successfully as we can now see. Google can now further delegate authority within that zone and com.google and other subdomains (or delegated zones) can become valid and be operated. Here's a news article on zdnet about this ...


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The How... In the past few years icann opened up applications for custom GTLD names, you can take a look at application statuses on the ICANN website. Expect to see many new company names as gTLD in the next few years such as .bbc,.foodnetwork,.hilton etc. Sadly these scheme was only for the super rich or big corps with buckets filled with 100 dollar bills. ...


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Google seems to put very little weight on how a URL is structured right now. You can confirm this by doing any Google search and looking at the URLs that are ranking. You are just as likely to see any of these styles: Exact match domain: www.keyword-phrase.com Exact keyword path: example.com/keyword-phrase Lots of directories: ...


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That's a very bad idea and your site will suffer in the organic search rankings. For one, Google does have image recognition abilities and so your assumption that the bot can't "view" the image is wrong. And two, the algorithm does render pages to decide whether they are not mobile friendly and if your pages are delivering different content to users and to ...


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Because Microsoft Edge presents a User-Agent string that contains the word Chrome. And, for that matter, Safari. Check out http://whatsmyuseragent.com/ and you'll see something like this: (Emphasis mine) This is deliberate on Microsoft's behalf to fool naïve user-agent checks into thinking that it's not Internet Explorer. Which it isn't.


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As John says, this is fake traffic known as "referral spam". This morning I had about 80% of my "traffic" coming from this same domain. Rest assured, you are not paying Google for these clicks. The basic idea behind referral spam is that some hosts will publish their logs or Analytics data publicly, thus creating links and/or text references to their ...


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I think you've mixed up lot of things here. There are several problems with your website's pagination structure. By putting rel="canonical" in the paginated pages, you are telling google to show the nopaging page in the search results. If you don't want that, you need to remove the rel="canonical" tag. What is happening in your current structure is on one ...


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The "problem" with the second URL is its query component (?EbY-kA), which Google ignores for the site: operator. You could use the inurl: operator in addition: site:jcfrog.com/shaarli/ inurl:EbY-kA However, this does not guarantee that the query component comes directly after the path that is specififed in site: (e.g., it would also find pages with URLs ...


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You can combine site: with search: site:jcfrog.com "Le Conseil de l’Europe livre un rapport très critique sur les pratiques de la NSA " Just type your site:exampl.com and add something to the query that's unique for that specific page and check the result if they match. Note the quotes around the string, telling google "Find this string as a whole"


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...is it considered to be duplicate content if the site is in another language which happens to be an exact duplicate? Google doesn't consider the same content translated into different languages as duplicate content since the same content in English that's translated into French is different, unlike the same content appearing twice in English, as ...


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The idea to make a site mobile friendly is excellent, but I don't think your method is best, especially if later you decide to monetize your website with adsense for these reasons: You're scripting your site so that text is hidden if a screen resolution is under a specific value. Google may think you're playing games when you use this technique and might ...


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robots.txt can block JavaScript files from Googlebot. http://www.robotstxt.org/ has more information about how to construct a robots.txt file. You could put your JavaScript that shows the password into an external JavaScript file (called showlists.js): $(document).ready(function(){ showLists(); }); Call that JavaScript file in the page head: ...


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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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There is a tool that will automate what closetnoc suggested, using Google Auto suggest. Keyword Tool Type in a keyword and it will give you all the related Google Auto suggests, which are based on what people are searching for.


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It's a good idea to redirect example.com to www.example.com. Because you can't use a CNAME for example.com's DNS record, which greatly reduces your options for things like load balancing and resilience.


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Maybe it's just your simplified example, but your example can be rewritten to use just CSS and media queries only, no JavaScript is required here and no change to the source. You are "half" using a media query to hide the desktop HTML and using JavaScript to copy the contents of the desktop HTML (in its entirety) into a mobile container - which is ...


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This related thread, Well structured URLs vs. URLs optimized for SEO , explains it pretty well. My understanding is that the URL will have a slight SEO effect depending on how users tend to search for content on your site but a logic site structure that is easy to update (as websites rarely are static) could perhaps be more valuable than the SEO advantage... ...


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Humans can get confused/irritated by deep hierarchies. Be kind to your users. Google Analytics only analyzes (breaks up) the first 4 path parts You know that geographies aren't really hierarchical right? What continent is Turkey in? What state is Texarkana in? You should use a hyphen to break up words in URLs.


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There are plenty of threads about this in the Google product forums: Lots of visits through simple-share-buttons.com How can this be self-referrals if the domain is nothing to do with me How to block 4webmasters.org, Russia traffic? What is Google doing about all the SPAM in Analytics? Here are some of the best comments from those threads: ...


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Tests https://gtmetrix.com/ http://www.webpagetest.org/ Speed is important - every second costs money. Every second of delay in page loading time can result in a 7% decrease of online sales.


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While it may be seen as a different question the answer has largely been dealbt with here Google thinks my domain doesn't exist or is misspelled when users search for it The fastest way to correct this is to make your site the authoritative for your company name. The sooner your site is seen by Google to be the destination for your (misspelled word) ...


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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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Yes. Although Google can submit some forms they generally do not do so. So any content that is only available via a form submission should be assumed to be hidden from search engines. Yes. This is functionally the same as an HTML sitemap. You can also submit an XML sitemap (although they don't guarantee crawling).


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Not all Google search results require that the site is updated with fresh content. Google divides searches up into two buckets, one of which is "query deserves freshness" (QDF). QDF is for things like news and weather. If a site doesn't have up to date content, users are not going to be happy. Other queries (like your history example) are not going to ...


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No, there is not. Google indexes and ranks individual pages. If a page is relevant for a user search than that page is displayed in the search results. It runs counter to the search engine's goals, and the user's searching goals, to show a completely different page in the search results than the one that has the content the user is looking for.


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I guess there is no reason to assume that Google wouldn’t handle SVGs as value of the image property: Schema.org’s image property expects an image URL (or an ImageObject). SVG is an image format (image/svg+xml). Google does index SVG images. (Of course, we can never be sure; and things might change always.) Generally, the syntax shouldn’t matter, as ...


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You really don't need to. Crawlers will find you on their own. However, if you would like to help that process a bit then include your domains in Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools. Both will provide you with a number of "helpful" stats on your site as well. Also, make sure that you have an XML sitemap on your site. It will assist the crawlers ...


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A site needs to exist for a while and get popular before Google will recommend it for its brand name and URL. The good news is that Google is indexing your site and will show it in search results in "verbatim" mode: This indicates that Google knows about the website and will show it if you say "I really mean what I'm searching for, don't show me synonyms ...


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Here is a visualization of the number of links on the homepages of top 98 webpages. Very few have less than 100, and many have 500 or more. Google used to recommend that any page have no more than 100 links per page. However, they removed the "100 links per page" from the webmaster guidelines some time ago. Matt Cutts released a video where he says that ...


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Google and other major search engines are pretty good at learning and returning brandings that are purposely mispelt. Even my own site spelt BYBE google used to returning results for 'BABY' and 'BABE' for almost a year, other good examples: Flickr Reddit Digg Tumblr Mashbord Fiverr All purposely misspelt Google will assoicate the correct and incorrect ...



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