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SEO is an abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization. In Layman terms, it basically means trying to make your site appear as the first result in search engines based on keywords mostly related to your site. Making a sitemap is like asking search engines to prepare themselves to index your pages until you submit the sitemap to any search engine, in which ...


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Hello I am currently working on a website for a company that so far have been manufacturing yarns, however currently they started making towel products and they wanted to somehow differentiate it. So i was wondering if there would be any repercussions if i ware to split the site in two sub-domains ... there are, see below And also what if they want ...


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Google Analytics now has a Referral Exclusion List. Select your property, go to Admin, then Tracking Info, then Referral Exclusion List. I just started using this feature to block 4webmasters and some other particularly annoying referral spammers, and it does appear to be working.


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You don't want to block duplicate content with robots.txt. Google's guidelines say: Google does not recommend blocking crawler access to duplicate content on your website, whether with a robots.txt file or other methods. If search engines can't crawl pages with duplicate content, they can't automatically detect that these URLs point to the same content ...


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If you prevent robots from indexing content, these websites are not considered as duplicate versions, and Google will ignore them. In fact, noindex is usually applied to "print version" of web articles. That's the most similar scenario. In other scenarios, I would suggest to use redirection or canonicalization. For the ads: it depends. You need to read the ...


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Last-click is the default in Model Comparison Tool, but Last non-direct click is the default in Analytics.


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Is there a way you can take advantage of iframes? Google is able to just look at the source of an iframe, but it can't crawl an iframe directly into the parent page, as far as I know. So, the iframe source should be noindex.


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Google usually only shows the meta description if it contains the keywords for which the user searched. You must be using the company name in the meta description you wrote, but you are probably not using the other keywords for which you are searching in the meta description. For example. Your site could be called "Bob's Beach Toys". And your meta ...


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If the meta tag is correctly placed in your header and Google doesn't show it, it means Google thinks this meta description is not relevant for search results. Make sure they are relevant and even then you can't be certain Google thinks they are. Also, if I understand correctly, you only added meta description to your homepage? Why didn't you add them to ...


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As of 2015, Googlebot is rendering pages including running JavaScript. It is then indexing all the content it sees: static and generated. To make sure that your JavaScript generated content is seen by Googlebot: Ensure that your CSS and JS files are not blocked by robots.txt Use the "Fetch and Render" feature of Fetch as Google in Google Webmaster ...


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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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It really depends on the actual wording of your domain and how long you had it that counts, but more importantly how many consecutive years you had it. If you had it longer, then you should be able to have full rights to the domain. Just make sure you get proof from ICANN indicating how long you have your domain registered to your name, and if possible, ...


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Lately, ghost spam has been hitting in pairs with direct visits along with referrals, probably as a distraction. I've noticed this behaviour with free-share-buttons but probably there are other spammers that are doing it. So now the problem comes because before you add the referral to a filter to stop it, but this won't stop the direct visit just the ...


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I created a cloaking function in JavaScript: function isBot(){ return /bot|crawl|slurp|spider/i.test(navigator.userAgent) } Then I use that function to either show the passwords onload, or to show a message saying why no passwords were generated: if (isBot()){ $('#isbot').show(); } else { showLists(); } Now when I use the "Fetch and Render" ...


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I suspect you are simply misunderstanding the "renders the pages" phrase. Googlebot stills views pages as raw text, it doesn't see pages as "text rendered into pixels". Googlebot is running the javascript/css/whatever it finds to discover(aka "render") text that was previously not visible to it in the raw html text source (ie because it was pulled in via ...


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Belay my last! I found it. Of course this is always the way... On this page: https://developers.google.com/custom-search/docs/tutorial/implementingsearchbox I found that instead of <gcse:searchbox-only></gcse:searchbox-only>, you would need to use and modify <gcse:searchbox-only ...


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It won't as long as they resolve. You are doing a 310 redirect allows these page requests to be satisfied. If you do not want the pages in the index, you need to either 404 or 410 these pages. 404 is the default error for a web server, however, it would take longer to remove from the search engine index. This is because technically a 404 indicates that the ...


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We have had the same "problem" of GWT taking a long time to update the meta descriptions (or realise there is no duplicate any more). I don't know what it uses exactly, but it can literally take a few months for the issue to no longer show up in GWT. Even with resubmitting the pages in GWT does not help the situation. GWT is nowhere close to real time, ...


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Once you have clicked that Google Support link, select: Business information and edits Other problem Email This will put you in touch with a specialist from the Google My Business team who manage business listings on Google Search. And then from there specify in your email message the list of businesses for which you need the action links removing and it ...


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Use canonical urls. So, if your "parent" page is http:\\www.example.com\page1.html, put this line in all your "children" page's <head> tag <link href="http:\\www.example.com\page1.html" rel="canonical"> How it works? It simply says to spiders "give all the credit of this web page content to this one I link". So, Google crawls the content and ...


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This is happening because you are using an invalid namespace, the article your followed is outdated and should of never be used. Follow the W3C XML schema recommendation to get rid of these errors removed. More explained about the namespace location. SOURCE XML Schema instance namespace See the XML Schema Recommendation for an ...


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I'm taking a guess that the question is "How do I correct this error?". What you need to do is review every sitemap file you have that applies to your running site and check every single URL. They are normally defined between these tags: <loc> </loc> Make sure no URL points to an automatic redirection page. These pages are short that return ...


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For filtering out Ashburn's visitors, create a new segment with that browser and city as negative parameters. So it would be an "all visitors except these" segment. Then activate it in your reports. But I think you should do more research before doing that. Do you think all the hits from Ashburn are spammy? Try to add second dimensions to Location report. ...


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If Google indexed the wrong code/path, use the "Fetch as Google" function in Google Webmaster Toolkit with the URL where you have the Sitesearch snippet and the click on "Submit to index". This is confirmed to work - more info also on my blog on how to track the usage - ...


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My primary concerns are UX, download speed, and lastly, Gaggle. oops... I meant giigle, or maybe googoogaagaagle. Ok, back to the real issues. To me, I think having a ridiculously huge number of links on a single page may cause a slight slowdown because when a robot scans a page, every single byte is downloaded from the server, and each ...


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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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Ideal would probably be 50. 100 works too if you want to go on the higher side. Taking your points one at a time: UX: Unless I misunderstood how this website is to be used, a search feature would be much more useful than a list of IP addresses. That way, people can look up the domain or IP of any websites that they have had issues with. However, maybe if ...


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In short, you cant unless you try to sneak through Googles spam/duplicate filters, or get on the good side of one of the Google "places for business" moderators. After speaking with a guy named John at Google maps for an hour or so, it was clear that they manually procure the Google places. They automate it too, so that is why you see insta-warnings about ...


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That would depend on several things. For example, are cute puppy dogs relevant to the topic? Is it placed high in the content or low in the content in the middle of a paragraph? Are you placing it in the header or footer? What people seem to miss is that Google and indeed any search engine these days, but especially Google, is a semantic based text search ...


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It depends where the words are used, how often they appear in the webpage and how they are arranged compared to what a user looks for. For example, if you use the words "cute dogs and puppies" in that exact order, and someone searches for "puppies and dogs that are cute" then the odds of the search engine finding your page will be lower because of the word ...


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You only need to use vary header if you dynamically change the content for specific devices on the same URL depending on the user agent. You can see this outlined here: Google guide on Dynamic Serving If you use separate URLs for mobile you do not need to use the vary header. You should however tell Google the relationship between two URLs by tagging them ...


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I spoke with John Mueller regarding robots.txt, URL parameters, canonicals, and noindexation. Using 'URL parameters' in GWT is a strong suggestion to Googlebot, but not absolute. Googlebot still spot checks the URLs, so depending on the number of URLs the spot check might be fairly visible. Also, since we had 'URL parameters' set to not crawl search ...


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This may not directly address your link count warning, but there is something you said: The facets are using rel="canonical" to the non faceted version and set to 'No URLs' via URL parameters Some of the canonicals are indeed using facets. Have you thought about changing your URL parameter tactic? You can "teach" Gbot how to use the facets in GWT > ...


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This is not an issue that needs to be resolved. Any site that has a large number of pages on it gets this message. Google tells you this in case you accidentally published URLs, especially ones with duplicate content. As long as you mean to publish your URLs and are handling any duplicate ones appropriately, this is not an warning that you need to pay ...


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I will not approach your questions head-on. Instead, I will explain a bit so that you will understand the whole Google SSL thing better. Here we go. A fair majority of all of the metrics that dictate performance in the SERPs are domain related- meaning that in the database, the metric is relationally linked to the domain and not to a page or other site ...


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Try putting the following html code into the head tags: <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow" /> <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex, nofollow" /> This prevents google and most bots from crawling and indexing your site. It also stops them from following links from your webpage


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Use Structured Data markup to indicate the contentUrl of the image object. Here is an example using Microdata syntax: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/ImageObject"> <a href="book.jpg" itemprop="contentUrl" itemprop="contentUrl" style="display:none;"></a> <img src="book_thumb.jpg" itemprop="thumbnailUrl"> ...


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Google indexes two primary types of online information for which you can submit sitemaps for: pages, and images Access google webmaster tools and verify your site with them, then create a sitemap with a list of URL's to your large and other images you want google to see. Follow the example at: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/178636?hl=en ...


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There used to be the loresattribute – but that points to the opposite direction, I suppose. Afaik there is no corresponding hiresattribute. You could however digg into the html5 <picture> element / adaptive images, which could also be useful if you're working on a responsive layout: <picture alt="screen-image.jpg"> <source ...


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I see that the previous answer says that 24 hours is not enough. But looking into Google document: https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/performance/optimizing-content-efficiency/http-caching#defining-optimal-cache-control-policy it says that the images be cached for 1 day for optimal caching. Caching images for short time makes sense, because in ...


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Your expression should work fine on both is strange that it doesn't for filters. I tested here https://regex101.com/ Probably the filter hasn't started working yet. Filters may take up to 24hrs for start showing in your stats https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6046990?hl=en GA allows simpler syntax for basic expression, dots and hyphens don't need ...


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I don't really understand what you mean with "duplicating LANGUAGE of another website", and i don't really understand why he wants their website to rank higher in the SERPS. If you mean you want to duplicate their content, you should really not do this, unless it's a second website from your company and you cannonicalise everything. If you mean you want ...


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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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When migrating from HTML to WordPress , the main thing to be kept in mind is the permalink structure.By default HTML pages has the extension of .html while WordPress URLs have no extensions.(You can activate them though). Now Google treats a www.website/page.html and www.website/page as two different URLs. Generally there are two options :- 1) Change the ...


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After trying different methods I came to the conclusion that you can never be really sure if a search engine respects robots.txt or no-index or anything the like. So if you really want to be sure your test site is not indexed, I's recommend using password protection through a .htaccess / .htpasswd file combi similar to the following code snippet: AuthType ...



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