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(What also perplexes me is they have no access to the site so I don't know what "tags" they could be referencing?) That there tells me your old SEO company wants to make whatever extra dollar they can from you. The company that we were paying to do our SEO just called and said they were contacted by google and told to remove their tags from all of our ...


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I agree 100% with @mike's answer. However to answer this question in short: Not true, Google will never call an SEO company nor a website owner to ask them to remove their website tags. Side note: I am glad for your client that they have left that doggy SEO company


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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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When a new bug is found, in this case in wordpress, the first thing hackers will do is try to find vulnerable sites that use wordpress. A good way of doing it is trying to find wp-admin pages on google. Maybe will even use automated tools to find-and-exploit sites based on that. Avoiding that would be the main security reason for doing it. If you have no ...


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Security issue? Doubt it. It just makes your site more visible to people who likes to attack wordpress sites. Other than the visibility everything is the same, security through obscurity is not something you should rely on anyway. Useless? Definitely. There is no reason to allow indexing of your admin login in your site. You don't want your users finding a ...


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This story stinks for several reasons. Google does not notify websites because their page-rank is in danger. When they suspect a website does fraudulent SEO, they just penalize their page rank. Supposed they would see a reason to notify websites before they penalize them, they would notify the website contact directly and not take the detour over their SEO ...


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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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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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Google doesn't want to index non-content pages including admin pages and pages that ask you to login. Putting wp-admin in robots.txt is better for SEO because it will usually prevent the page from being indexed. It is possible that an attacker will do a Google for all sites that have wp-admin in the URL. Keeping that page on your site out of the Google ...


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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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What is Fair? To begin with, Google can certainly penalize any sites performance within it's own search engine for what it feels is unacceptable behavior in particular with respect to their ability to earn money as a business. This is their right. It is their property. You do not have to participate in their services and by doing so, they have the right to ...


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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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If I was running wordpress, then I will not block anything with robots.txt, because it prevents Google for crawling, not for indexing. Just search on Google "Google analytics Web", and you will see link which is blocked in robots.txt, but still it is exist in search result. And by default, Assets files like css, js and images are stored in wp-admin ...


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The standard format for a robots.txt file, to allow everything, would be User-Agent: * Disallow: You only need to use Allow to override a Disallow rule. I would suggest making the change; Google can take up to a day to then update the robots.txt cached version.


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You have an error in your robots.txt file. On line 11 you have Allow: /, a robots.txt file doesn't say what files and directories you can allow, only what you can disallow. The only supported commands for the robots.txt file are "User-agent" and "Disallow". As the Disallow: /random command is after the invalid command it is possible the Google Searchbot ...


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There are a number of reasons why Google Analytics may not be showing the traffic your database shows... Your Code Is Positioned Poorly Your GA tracking code should be in the head section of the document, some webmasters put it in the bottom to improve load times however this can sometimes mean that the user has come to your site and then bounced right ...


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You're better off creating a multilingual sitemap, just to avoid any source of confusion. The format you have shown is correct. In fact, you could even drop the hreflang declarations in your page sections and just use the declaration within the sitemap. The Official Webmaster Tools blog explains the advantages of using the multilingual sitemaps ...


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The general rule of thumb is you don't want to change URLs. Changing URLs means links pointing to those pages and bookmarks referencing those pages can break, leading people to an error. From an SEO standpoint, you also lose any authority assigned to that particular URL (like links referencing that URL) if you suddenly remove that URL from your website. You ...


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It is more user friendly to translate slugs, but don't expect, it will bump your site's ranking like a bomb. Google is able to translate URLs by itself, so it can match a meaning of a page with english URL and italian content. URL translation could lightly improve your user metrics and user experience, which are ranking factors too. Also, if you do it, do ...


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It appears Google is no longer indexing any content that is hidden under read more panels that are hidden during the onLoad event. Last year, Google acknowledged render your full page as a normal user would and this is probably the case here. If Google is seeing what the user sees, then they will index that content. read more here. Some users noticed that ...


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I would not recommend hiding joyride from Google because google can treat that as Cloaking. It won't be negative for your SEO if you implement that on your web. How Googlebot Crawls Javascript


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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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You are right, rel=nofollow is only for links. <img> tag can't have rel=nofollow attribute. What do you mean by disallow google to crawl out of my website through images? Google bot doesn't crawl out when it encounters an external image. It just gives a positive (or sometimes negative) recognition to it and may index it - Google can't crawl an ...


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Google doesn't want to waste its resource crawling pages that appear to not add values, so when it comes across to a page that look like an error page, Google gives a soft 404 error warning to let you know the page will not be treated like a normal page anymore unless you fix it. Few examples of when soft 404 happens content on a page is an error page yet ...


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You had posted this question differently twice. This answer was to the question marked as duplicate which I now post here hoping to help you. While the two questions may not be exactly the same, this answer is in response to the question marked as duplicate. Please keep that in mind. You have three things going on here and there is little or no connection ...


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No. Even though the layout is exactly the same across all pages, that accounts for a small percent of the entire source code of any page. If you have tons of unique content per page, then the layout code would make up an even smaller percentage of duplicate content. However, If your layout consists of a side panel with almost the same text for every page, ...


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In general, hyphenated URLs are better for seo than the id. Two main advantages - Google Ranking - The keywords in link have some ranking factor as it tells a lot about the content inside the page. Although this factor is just 1 out of only G knows how many. Higher CTR - I believe this is very important reason for having nice readable URLs. The keywords ...



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