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We get this question periodically. Theoretically, it is when a page does not exist and a 404 page is returned with a 200 status code in an effort to recapture an otherwise lost user. However, with Google, thinking that it is clever, Google looked for clues such as not found on the page and marked it as a soft 404 when it may not be. Google has historically ...


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You still have plenty of references to google in your page source code. Any one of them could be serving cookies. <script src="http://html5shiv.**googlecode**.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <![endif]--> <!--<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheets/main.css" />--> <script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/...


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If you have removed the Google Analytics script (which is client-side JavaScript) then it's possible that your browser is loading a cached version of the page that does have the Google Analytics script, which then sets the cookies. However, GA sets _ga and _gat - which do not appear to be set. What makes you think it is your site that is setting these (...


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Example when doing site: search if a post is displaying on page 3 of the search and another post displays on page 10, as an example, could this mean that the post displaying on page 3 has a higher potential to rank compared to post displayed on page10...? Not really, Google has its own logic to order pages when you make a search with the site: ...


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You can simply block the url which you coded in FETCH AS GOOGLE.


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3,310 result is for all keywords which is suggestion in keyword planner below keywords. While 30 is the perfect keyword average search result. Solution: Filter by below steps: Go to "keyword option" (left side option) Click on edit button of "keyword option" Go to 1st option : "Only show ideas closely related to my search terms" And "ON" this option and ...


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Google is improving it's ability to read javascript rendered pages. However, it's not to a point you can rely on it for inserting critical headers. Here is one such article on researching this possibility. For now, you need to have the important information embedded into the HTML when it's served. There is also the chance that javascript rendered changes ...


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The technical means used to hide content is not important at all to Google. Google can detect a variety of mechanisms used to hide text: display:none visibility:hidden zIndex Text color matching the background color Moving an element off screen Google will only penalize a site for hidden text in cases where the site is trying to deceive Google into ...


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Hiding content using display: none; is only an issue if you are trying to artificially influence your SERP ranking. Google is now crawling CSS and javascript in order to identify situations where display: none; is being used to game the system and when it is being used for responsive and interactive features of a website. As long as Google is able to access ...


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You shouldn't try to cut the ties with the old overview page. You need to redirect to a page that is most like the old page to still get the valuable link juice. That will likely be your home page. From there you should ensure you have good structure with internal linking to the different product pages. Gradually the indexing should become more aligned with ...


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you can let your periods in file names without fear. If such file names would in general cause problems, so every file like http://www.example.com/mycrazyhotlinuxdistro.tar.gz wouldn't have a right to exist.


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Putting aside conspiracy theories that very rarely have any basis in reality there are many reasons why your traffic levels don't seem to vary a huge amount, and why your ranking dropped so substantially and took a while to recover. Core User Base: Depending on the target audience of your site you will more than likely have a core user base of users who ...


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I think I may be able to follow what you are talking about. Based on your question and your comments you seem to be indicating that you are concerned that your website will appear to be a Philippine website as it is being managed by a Philippine webmaster with a Philippine IP address and you are concerned about this by using the examples... I have seen ...


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The data elements you are talking about are populated from the Google Knowledge Graph. There is no way to control the phone numbers or other rich knowledge data being added in the way you are referring to. Generally speaking the same data that is at the top of the SERP will be added to the knowledge bar on the right hand side of the SERP and is simply shown ...


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Your host is correct that the users would need to accept the security certificate to get the redirect. However, the redirect would prevent Google from indexing the content there. So while there are problems with the redirect, it is still a good idea. The other solution would be to use meta link rel canonical tags to tell Google the preferred URL for each ...


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Firstly there is no need to use the noarchive robots tag in your situation. You state it is to remove all of your old content from the Google cache and then you remove it to have the cache save your new content. It doesn't exactly work this way as each time Google detects a new version of your page the cached copy stored with Google will be updated to ...


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In many instances even though the error message returned states that Spamhaus was the reason for the block this is a template error message and it could be from any number of blacklists. If you do a blacklist search using http://mxtoolbox.com/ for both the domain and for the IP address that will search all blacklists to see if you are blacklisted anywhere. ...


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Here's what I found about having the GTM container in the <body>: First, if you add the <noscript/> tag as well (as you should), this should always be in the body of the document. The tag (which is shown for browsers without JavaScript enabled) contains an iFrame which loads the GTM library. If you add the <noscript/> tag into the head ...


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As @closetnoc said every URL in the sitemap must be under your domain otherwise anyone could claim that the Google homepage belongs to them simply by adding it to their sitemap.xml file. Source: http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html


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First of all the HTTP referer will be on the server so your server side code would handle it at page load time. Secondly this option won't work anymore due to Google adopting SSL for all pages and search results. As part of the RFC it states that the referrer header should not be sent by the browser if the connection is going from https to http. (https://isc....


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It isn't exactly the price for providing sites.google.com. This is the way that Google is able to collect some demographic and analytical data for the control panel. Even if you don't use analytics it is embedded within sites.google.com and can't be removed.


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rel="nofollow" is not meant to prevent indexing of the linked page as that is the way that Google locates new pages on the internet. All it does is tell Google not to pass link juice to that linked page in an attempt to mitigate link spamming. The only way to block those old pages from Google would be to add each one to your robots.txt file as a disallowed ...


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The best and easiest way to do this is from within your application instead of from within Google Analytics. Easiest way is to add a switch to your code to detect if you are connecting to your own site (which can be detected anyway you wish really) and if you are detected then don't add the Google Analytics code to the page at all, otherwise add it no ...


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There is no way through any Google tools to hurry or delay the crawl of a site. When you use tools such as Fetch and Render + submit it won't affect any queued crawling of the page in question, all it will do is add further details to the queue and submit the detected links to the queue as additional pages to crawl. Google can take anywhere from a few hours ...


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The Google terms specifically state that no form of cloaking is allowed and Google defines cloaking as serving anything different to Google than to the end users. If you are concerned about bandwidth that much then the only option would be to define a rule in your .htaccess file which returns a 403 forbidden header for the index page and each image in the ...


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There is no need to prevent Google from indexing your reviews as Google can detect user contributed content and treats it as such. In addition you would simply need to monitor the reviews and have your own moderation toolkit in place to remove reviews that are obviously spam or appear to be affecting your Google SERP ranking.


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Google has a specific tool for this to help protect your SERP ranking located in the search console. You can find information on changing domains at https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/83106?hl=en. The basics are... Complete the actual content migration. Verify the new domain name within the search console. Use the change of address tool in the ...


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Warnings in the Google search console stay there even after the issue has been resolved. As for the fastest way to report the update to Google it doesn't matter whether you use the ping URL or resubmit the whole sitemap as functionally they work the same in that they extract the URL's and add them to the queue to be re-indexed when they can be. In the case ...


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The same URL should have the same content. As for cloaking that only comes into play if you are presenting one set of content to Googlebot and another set of content to the end users. If you are concerned about the duplicate content aspect of having two URL's which have much the same content you can use the rel="canonical" tag to tell Google that the page is ...


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The file which is being requested is a json file used by some websites to map certain sections of the site and certain pages to a native app so that going into those sections or pages will automatically open the native app and use the app instead of the browser for iOS devices. It appears as though Google is trying to see if you have this file on your site ...


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Google changes this around every now and then, and whenever they do I have to 're-find' where each of the settings are. So you're not alone! You're right that a browser key is essentially 'public' and should be limited by domain to protect it from being stolen. It's worth noting the worst that can happen if its stolen is that someone could use up your free ...


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Should I nofollow and/or noindex links that are not cached? At this point of time adding the nofollow to the anchor tags and the noindex to the non-cacheable links in your situation is a good idea. What I would suggest is to evaluate the (what I believe to be) tiny pages that indicate features of the item such as color and price, and if they don't have ...


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In each page you should put the alternative languages for that page, and include that page too. As Google says: "If you have multiple language versions of a URL, each language page must identify all language versions, including itself." For example in http://main-company.com/de/subsidiary.html: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="http://main-...


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Few questions:- Any drop in traffic and ranks? Since when have you started noticing the drop in the number of indexed pages with the site: operator? Any message from Google in the search console? The site: operator is supposed to show the approximate number of pages indexed in Google. However, do note that if your pages have thin content or are deep down ...


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These are sitelinks, you can read all about this over here : https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/47334?hl=en Demote a sitelink URL: On the Search Console Home page, click the site you want. Under Search Appearance, click Sitelinks. In the For this search result box, complete the URL for which you don't want a specific sitelink URL to appear. (How ...


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It's easiest way to enable leverage browser caching in cpanel via your .htaccess file. Login Your Cpanel : Go To Your Hosting Panel or Cpanel. Find .htaccess File : Find .htaccess file in root directory. Open .htaccess File : Open .htaccess file in your web browser. Add IfModule Code : Add IfModule Code in your .htaccess file given below. Save .htaccess ...


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...with other web sniffing tools the HTTP HEADERS are correct. Tell the programmers of those web sniffing tools that they need to reprogram those tools because I looked at the HTML source code of your page and things need changing. What can I do? Stop confusing the robots. I look at your code and you have TWO title tags as follows separated by ...


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If your site shows Google what is basically advertising content that is unrelated to the actual site, you've been hacked. If you have enough knowledge of WordPress and also server security to detect and clean the hack, go for it. If you are at all uncertain about how to do this, hire a professional security service to do it for you such as Sucuri or ...


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I suggest you add meta title and meta description for every page. It will give you more control over what is displayed in SERP. Sometimes Google will alter your titles and descriptions but having those meta tags should help.



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