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Using site:domain.com will see if its been completely de-indexed, but that's pretty harsh on the scale of penalties Google can dish out. Others you may want to try are: Seeing if they rank for their brand term. If its uncompetitive and they are not #1, this can be a sign they have had a penalty Check the PageRank to see if its 0, although unreliable ...


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JS or POST trunc is the best bet, but an alternate failproof method is at the DB. You can limit it in DB by changing the cell structure to varchar(65) which would only allow 65 characters to be stored there. In phpMyAdmin you find the table, click it, then look for the "structure" tab. Find the col you wanna limit, pick varchar from dropdown, then set it to ...


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Copy the app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Catalog/Product/Edit/Tab/Attributes.php to app/code/local/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Catalog/Product/Edit/Tab/Attributes.php In the function _prepareForm(), after the line if ($form->getElement('meta_description')) { ... Add if ($form->getElement('name')) { ...


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Thats kinda strange. Im assuming its because v1.0 is the first words on the page and because you put the string inside of a logo div. Normally Google would pull the fallback/alt/title site name from that logo div innards. Since you have no alt+title on the img, its using the next div assuming its in text logo fallback. Google uses class/id names in a manner ...


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You can't server-side redirect from http://www.example.com/#!page1 to http://www.example.com/#!page2 because the server doesn't see the fragment ("#!page1"). For AJAX-crawling, you'd need to redirect from the old crawlable URL to the new displayed URL, which will ultimately result in the new crawlable URL being crawled. So in short: 301 redirect from ...


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I am not sure there is a way to demote multiple links in Google Webmaster Tools currently. However, there are other methods of achieving the result. I am assuming you have a sitemap for the website? If so I would go change the <priority>0.1</priority>. Doing this helps determine which url to show if multiple pages from a website match a query. My ...


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You are talking about branding. This is difficult to do with a non-competitive site and a brand name (company name in this case) that is not recognizable. Ten pages on a site that is 6 months old and only back links from one site until recently is not a good recipe for success. As well, if the brand name is something nonsensical such as wizywerx, it will ...


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Note: This snippet on its own is not doing what you want because you didn’t specify any vocabulary. Here in my answer I’ll use the schema: prefix as specified in the RDFa Core Initial Context. (Not needed if you have a vocab on a parent element.) The author property takes one name. And it expects a Person (or Organization) type as value. And it doesn’t make ...


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I suspect you deleted the site from the main Webmaster Tools page without first unverifying yourself as a user/owner of the site. (Although you would perhaps expect the current account to be unverified automatically - that does not seem to be the case.) However, you should still be able to visit Webmaster Central - Verification Home from where you can ...


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It sounds to me like somewhere there is perhaps a glitch in Google's systems that is not recognising the fact you deleted the site from your Webmasters account. I would suggest posting on their Webmaster Help Forums to see if they can help you from there. This is their recommended route for reporting non-standard issues.


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Usually they simply don't! I have worked on hundreds of sites with the exact same issue, each time giving them some options to remedy it, but quite often they never make the necessary changes. But lets get to the options. Rewrite the content. This is clearly the single best thing that can be done, but it can be a daunting task. Say if you have an ...


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Google will always associate content crawled with the domain from which it originates. Therefore iframe content from another domain would not be associated to your site. A better solution therefore might be to retrieve the content from your supplier using the link you would have used for your iframe, and then either insert it directly into your page (for ...


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This should not result in any spam penalties from Google. You are not creating duplicate content - the post still exists only once on the site - so the only issue will be how Google recalculates the page based on the republished content.


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Instead of using just the canonical tag on both pages, use the annotations for desktop and mobile URLs. On the desktop page, add: <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" href="http://example.com/?mobile=1" > and on the mobile page, add the canonical tag: <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/" > ...


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Google does not reliably index text contained in JavaScript or CSS, even if it is visible to users on the page. I found out about the JavaScript part recently when I asked How can I get Google to index content that is written into the page with JavaScript? I also use text in css before on that site. If I search for the text that is in the CSS, Google ...


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If Google isn't indexing words contained within scripts, then the words need to be added to the HTML where Googlebot does pick up on them. So that all the data isn't duplicated, it can be removed from the script. The JavaScript can pull the text out of the HTML document and use it. The text in the page can be hidden via CSS. This should not be ...


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The reason this happends is because of (amongst things) duplicate content. You know that the http and https version are the same page, but Google treats them as two pages, thus duplicate. What you need to do is send a redirect with 301 header. 301 means 'permanent redirect', or simply put: 'dont use this url anymore, use the one I send you to: ...


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I am not having a deep knowledge of this implementation as i have not performed it yet on any of the client's site, but i think i can help you. So, here you go: You need to make a 301 redirect on all the URLs in .htaccess One thing that need to make sure is the sitemap of the site.You need to change with all the new URLs with HTTPS Make sure that all the ...


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From a technical sense, it is duplicated content. Another word for content that appears on every page on your site is "boilerplate". Duplicating content internally on your site is a common practice. Pretty much every website does so. Search engines (including Google) do not penalize for having some content on each page that appears on other pages. ...


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This is in reference to the Action tab inside the Events dialog. Take a look at this picture: Don't use those settings and you should be in the clear. This is straight from GWD team member: In the Events dialog of GWD, there is Google Ad section in the Action tab. Some of the items don't work with AdWords environment such as timer. Also if you set ...


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Here are a few options: 1) Update your Meta Tags to include the graph info. 2) Write some content that explains the graph in detail. 3) Use something like Swiftype for your internal search. You can make custom queries or adjust weight of things like title, excerpt, tags and much more. Honestly, I would just do all 3 or at least the first two.


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Amazon is a "safe" site. That is why it appears when safe search is turned on. My guess is that somebody has linked to Amazon with the anchor text like "Fuck that big retailer that starts with A". That is why Google is showing Amazon for that query. With safe search off, there are many more relevant sites that Google is allowed to show you. That is ...


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I would go with topic.example.com or example.com/topic and not a separate domain for each topic. Basically, use the silo approach. This will allow each topic to rank on its own without being too diluted. Also, having your keywords in the domain does not proved very much SEO value now a days. P.S. While topic.example.com or example.com/topic are both sound ...


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If you point two domains to the same website/content this is duplicate content and exactly what Google does not want. They want one authoritative URL for all content to display in their search results. If you want two domains to display the same content you need to decide which one is the one you want in Google's search results and make that the canonical ...


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This has changed. As of sep-2014: The CNAME target should be: ghs.googlehosted.com And you enable the URLs from dashboard -> Company Profile > Custom URLs Google's support page


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I don't think that Google have ever stated that bounce rate is a ranking factor. However, my personal belief is that "click back" rates are a factor, simply because it would be too useful a metric for Google to ignore. User receives a link 1hr before the webinar starts In this case, the user isn't actually arriving from Google's search results. Thus, ...


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The amount of time that users spend on your site after clicking on a webinar link that has been sent to them via email will in no way change your Google rankings. Here is a video by Google's Matt Cutts where he addresses whether or not Google uses Google Analytics data as a ranking factor. The answer is "no". Google does care about the experience its ...


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I had a chance to look at some schema and data elements that Google keeps a couple of years ago so I am going off of 2 year old memory. There was nothing that I recall about the lifetime of the certificate. However, there were metrics for certificates including dates and who issued the certificate. As I recall, the business rule was: Is the certificate ...


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Here is Google's position from an archived live chat session (the link is now dead): *Does inconsistent capitalization of URLs cause duplicate content issues and dilution of page rank? For example www.site.com/abc vs www.site.com/Abc. On Windows hosts, these are the same page, but are different pages on Unix hosts. JohnMu: Hi John, based on the ...


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Two of the most widely used web servers have very different settings for case sensitivity of URLs by default. Whether or not your URLs are case sensitive is likely a function of which you are using: Microsoft IIS - case insensitive URLs - shows the same content regardless of capitalization. Apache HTTPD Server - case sensitive URLs - gives a 404 not ...


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RFC 3986 6.2.2.1 defines URIs as case-insensitive, so it is not a good idea to make them case-sensitive like wordpress.org does.


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Did you follow the guidelines for removing the malicious codes and following the hacked site guidelines? The last step is submitting a request for review, which can be done here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2600725?hl=en To expedite the process, I would submit a fresh sitemap to Google, but I would give it 7 days.


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HTTP/HTTPS Backlinks Google will treat both backlinks the same since they are protocols and technically the same site, however...! If someone links to your site using HTTP:// and your site is HTTPS only then a redirect action will be required and whenever using a 301 redirect some juice is lost, but its a tiny weenie! amount! and nothing worth worrying ...


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Technically speaking, http and https are two different sites, and hence it is highly recommended that you setup a http to https version redirect while migrating to https. Linking directly to https will help. When you do a 301 redirect, a very small amount of link juice is not passed to the newer version. This is a long-time known issue. I guess it makes ...


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Use the noindex meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> on all pages except the Homepage. This will ensure all pages (other than the homepage) are removed from major search engines.


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If you are not in a hurry, set noindex noarchive on all your pages, except the home page, and let crawlers do their work progressively. If you are in a hurry, block access in your robots.txt and use the remove URLs feature in Google Webmaster Tools too. You can use the Block URls feature in Bing too.


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I have had several cases where rankings were lost due to technical problems: extended downtime canonical tags that point to the wrong thing noindex tags accidentally applied to all pages In my experience your rankings do eventually return. It can, however, take awhile. As a general rule, I would expect rankings to return in about three times the amount ...


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Using a robots.txt file will not cause a pages to be de-indexed. It will just prevent search engines from crawling them. They can still be listed in the search results, though. To have pages removed from the index you need to use the x-robots-tag HTTP header: x-robots-tag: noindex


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Try putting the following robots.txt in the root of your website: User-agent: * Disallow: / Allow: /$ Note that it will take time and that you can use Webmaster Tools to manually request their removal (this can speed up the process).



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