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Some of the web-pages on my site are very slim. I’ve recently noticed that Google appears to qualify such pages as “Soft 404″: The target URL doesn’t exist, but your server is not returning a 404 (file not found) error. Learn more Your server returns a code other than 404 or 410 for a non-existent page (or redirecting users to another page, such as the ...


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I would assume that Google treats the one with rel=author or the one that appears first as the original content. Any second appearances might be treated as duplicate. However, there are steps that you can take to prevent your content from being copied. This is especially useful on text content. Do not show the content to everyone. This is not universally ...


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You can arm yourself against this by using the rel=author meta tag for all your content then you are claiming it as your own. If people should copy your content, they will get "outed" with the engines. It comes down to building Author Ranking. Check also this one: Google Confirms Author Ranking; What Does That Mean To You?. But if someone stole your ...


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There are lots of tools available in market for SEO analysis , According to my experience below is good tool : SEO Analysis Tool Also one suggestion that first prefer google webmaster tool and give important to those recommendations for SEO.


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Never treat Googlebot any different than your real users Google's bots that visit your site should be treated just as any other user and therefor attempting to hide content can actually harm your website. Google treats hiding of content as cloaking and is against their rules and if detected you can expect a heavy slap. Many websites have popups on visit ...


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Optimize your website's Title Meta Keywords Pure content Posts Images Fonts all relevant to your business type Add sitemap, robots.txt file and submit your website to major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo. Read reports regularly from Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools and check which page is performing better with Google. Get ...


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Assuming the phrase is: "android phone battery exchange and repair" You are in luck. Any of these keywords should perform well on their own or in small phrases. As well, the phrase would not be inappropriate for a page title either. I tend to recommend a slight modification of the headline read order method. It just plain works though you will need to play ...


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Your pages don't look like very good landing pages. Whether or not Google identifies them as "soft 404", I wouldn't think Google would want to include them in their search index. The questions I would have when I land on these pages would be: Why is this page so plain looking? What is this site, who runs it, is their information credible? What ...


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There must not be a possible word limit for a particular page to identify it as soft 404. The ideal cases when such issues are reported by Google are: When a dynamic template with no content (due to some incorrect parameters) returns 200. In such scenario, there can be thousands of pages which might not be important for anyone, but are getting indexed ...


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There appear to be several criteria that can qualify a page as a soft 404: Redirect to the home page The phrase "not found" or equivalent in a prominent place on the page A blank or nearly blank page I don't know exactly how much text you need on a page for it to be considered non-blank, but that is certainly not the usual reason that pages are soft 404. ...


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This does not look like a problem for you to solve. It appears that you do not have malware, adware, or a virus on your system. You may not like these entries in your log of course. You can likely filter them in what ever software you use to analyze your web traffic. This appears to be coming from your users as they access your site. It is thought to be an ...


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Google cares not one whit. Really. All non-alphanumeric characters are essentially ignored. From a programmers point of view, the URI is parsed and indexed using word boundaries and anything that is not a word, is ignored. It is that simple. If you asked which one I personally prefer using, I would say - over +. I think it is more human friendly and the ...


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If you would like to see what words the user used to trigger your ads. Under the keywords tab, use the checkbox to select the keyword, then press details and click "search terms" "selected"


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Yes and no. Google shows local searches from Chennai for the keyword "Part time jobs" because it believes if you search for this keyword, you're looking for a job near you. This behaviour is solely in the hands of Google. But you can optimize your website in such a way that your website will show up in these results: Add the name of the city to the title ...


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Mediapartners-Google is the user agent that Google uses to crawl pages with AdSense ads on them. The crawling is likely related to Ads that are shown by the video. Remove the ads and Google will stop trying to crawl like this.


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You can use tags in your headers (<head></head>) to prevent crawling from most search engines: <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> They also specify that if you only want to block google specifically then you can use this: <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex"> Google throws up the same: ...


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To get to the keywords you have to click on the campaign and then the ad group. It looks like you are on the Campaign level and just need to dive deeper. Once you get down to that level, it is broken out by keyword with a header like this:


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No, you are categorically not allowed to title your business name on Google My Business (formerly Google Places and Google Local Business) with anything other than your physical registered business name even if your domain name is something different. Google's quality guidelines for local business confirm this: Your name should reflect your business’ ...


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Version v4 and v7 of Website Tonight allow adding a script tag within the head tag, in page properties. With v6 however just add a script block anywhere on the page, and paste the Google Analytics code in. As @Toby said, it works fine from the body. I just add the script block below the last text box: works fine.


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You may have multiple problems with this setup: Googlebot doesn't send an "accept language" header. You need to handle this case somehow. One way would be to show a page that has links to both versions. Alternately, you could redirect to the default (probably Dutch) version. Your redirects need to be 301 permanent. You may have implemented the ...


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This can be accomplished by using Structured Data. You can use something like the following to set the update date: <span class="entry-date updated"><?php echo get_the_date(); ?></span> This is a WordPress example but the concept is the same. You can also put the update date in your meta description. This could help with conversations ...


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Chrome is the answer! They develop browser for better web analysis.


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It sounds foolish already. Why? You used the term trick and Google in the same sentence. Google is not a fool so don't treat is as such. But more importantly, do what is right for users and not for machines. Use you mark-up as it should be. Do not worry about Google. Here is the up-shot. Too many people worry about SEO and Google and do really really silly ...


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It retrieves it from the most popular (linked and trusted) website on that topic which in many cases is wikipedia


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To prevent misuse the inner workings of Googlebot are kept secret so there is no real "expected behaviour". While searching the net I stumbled upon the following: ... search engines understand URL parameters but often ignore fragments. This implies URL fragments might get crawled. On another page I found a second hint. I always thought Googlebot ...


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If, as you say, both apps are useful, you should keep them both. However from what I see, the new one should be an evolution of the first, no? If so, you would be upgrading the first to the second, keeping only one. I would upgrade the new one, make it responsive, look great and then keep just one, upgrading the first. For this you would keep the same URL ...


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Google is in the process of launching domain registration. Right now their domain registration service is an invite only service: You can give them your email address and they will give you access at some point. That is how it worked with Gmail and other products they rolled out. I don't have access to this Google service myself, so I can't check ...


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I generally peg the approximate value of a topical, low-Pagerank, non-spammy link at about $200 USD. I wouldn't pay more than that for the site in question. There is no clear advantage to DMOZ links compared to other topical, non-spammy links. Google no longer uses them to power the Google Directory or appears to give links from the site any special ...


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This one is rather easy. You do not have a description meta-tag. Search engine result page (SERP) snippets generally come from the description meta-tag though another closer matching content snippet can be used instead to satisfy the searchers intent. While the site does look good, you have made some fundamental SEO mistakes. Your title tag is too ...


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The AdSense crawler wouldn't know about your dev site unless you told it about it somehow. Either: You submitted your dev site accidentally when applying for AdSense Your live site links to your dev site somehow To fix this: Resubmit your AdSense application and make sure to specify the correct site Run a crawler against your own live site and make ...


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Using a word many times on your site does not help you rank for it. Nor does Google determine what your website is about based on which words you use most. One of my sites uses the word "rectangle" four times on every single page. It is the text about different sizes of images to download. My site isn't about rectangles. Google knows my site isn't ...


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I feel your pain. I believe having multiple business can have the same address. Think off a sharing office space. What would such businesses do? Having multiple businesses should not be a problem for local SEO if they have unique NAP's. NAP's stands for name, address and phone number. Okay the address can not need to be unique in our case. But name and ...


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The Princeton copy is not a full copy of the article and still falls within the parameters of Content Syndication on the page you linked to: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? It does give full credit and links back to the original as suggested in the Content Syndication section. As to why the Princeton page ...


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I think you answered your own question in the first statement. Using the same anchor text for a lot of your links is not a good idea. Instead, try using something more descriptive. However, this is very common so I would not get fixated on this unless your entire page says nothing but "read more". Search engines are smart enough to recognize that "Read ...


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Keeping links for content you do not have pollutes searches and should be punished. Ask yourself how many users looking for that content will prefer to visit your explanation that you removed it rather then find the actual content on another site? Bringing visitors to your site and not delivering them what they want is not good SEO, most will not stay to ...


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You mean that you are still appearing broken link on Google searches. And you want to completely remove those pages from Google searches then you must go to webmaster tool & get verified your website through webmaster. After that Go into the Google Index tab & then you will see the subtab of remove URL. You can submit the link to completely remove ...


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Neither option will get you a penalty. Google prefers 404's but your single page idea will help to identify to users why the link is broken. Either way it is your choice. Both are perfectly fine. If it were up to me, I would give the user some explanation.


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It appears that Google is either executing javascript (and not requesting via _escaped_fragement_), or requesting via _escaped_fragment, since I can view my structured data (ratings, etc) in Google's results for my page. I'm not sure which it is yet.


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Is seem you did not specify yet where the content of myclientsdomain.com is so the default content is served on the server. You have to set up a VirtualHost for myclientsdomain.com. Virtualhost setup should be something like the following: NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@dummy-host.example.com DocumentRoot ...


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Toolbar Pagerank (which was never Pagerank) is, arguably, the single greatest public relations stunt Google has ever pulled off. There's some very clever psychology in using a single, reductive statistic to completely misdirect the attention of tens of thousands of webmasters worldwide from what they should be paying attention to. (organic search referrals, ...


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As of November 2014, Google announced that is not going to be updating Pagerank as available from the Google Toolbar. Any means of checking Pagerank is no longer going to work. The Google toolbar and all third party PR checkers will only show old stale data.


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Try submitting the page containing the backlink to Ping Farm, sometimes, it does accelerate the detection process.


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I realize this question is solved, but to answer you: Its OpenCart side. Here are tips in case anyone else runs into something like this when trying to go SSL everywhere: -- As mentioned make sure both config.php and admin/config.php point to both http and https variants. Also make sure any mods that use a copied config (a la vTiger sync) have the proper ...


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In the event that you put your article on Wikipedia you will link back to your original article as a source. (Wikipedia requires sources) Google is not likely to rank your site higher than Wikipedia, but you might find it in addition to the Wikipedia article when searching for it. In addition, your own site will likely be raised in ranking due to the fact ...


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Report, which you'd like to use Acquisition -> Sources -> Google Play, uses UTMs for tracking referrals. You've got hint from GA (mouseover on question mark next to "(direct) / none") that this source contains also referrals, because you don't tag links. You couldn't look in your historical data, but if you add UTMs, you will track a future data.


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There may not be any way to find out when an arbitrary web page was first indexed by Google — certainly I don't know of any way to do so. It's possible that Google simply does not store that information, since there's no real reason why they'd need to. Besides, even if they do store this information, they really have no particular reason to make it ...


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To know the age of an URL you can follow this link by replacing www.example.com by the URL you want: https://www.google.com/search?tbs=cdr%3A1%2Ccd_min%3A1%2F1%2F2000&q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.example.com&safe=active&gws_rd=ssl For example, here's the result from Google for the Meta site of Stack Overflow: Otherwise, the Wayback machine is ...


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Zistoloen found a way to have Google display the date when it first indexed the content of the page. I'm adding it to my answer as well because I think I can explain it more clearly. Search Google for something that brings up the page you want as a result Use "Search Tools" Select "Custom Range..." from the "Any time" drop down Put in a large date range ...


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Updated Answer: Use rich snippets to markup the article. Add the proper linking to the article in your sitemap. submit/resubmit the sitemap to Google via webmaster tools. Ping the sitemap to google/yahoo/bing. You can choose to publish the article via prweb or other syndication sources so a publication date associated to you is already in the global www ...


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The Fetch as Google was created as a temporary option originally designed to help you see your site the way Google sees it. It does allow you to update the index almost immediately. But this is based upon trust. Google will revisit your page with the regular Googlebot soon after. Because this is based upon trust, it is best not to rely on this option to ...



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