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We know that Google has technology to detect duplication within video. They use an algorithm at YouTube to detect when any uploaded video uses a copyrighted song. While I haven't heard of any specific cases of Google using video duplication detection other than that, it would not surprise me to learn that they do so. Google would want to detect ...


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Yes. But more importantly, a link within content is most important. Any link in most any placement on the page will be good for you assuming that the site is of quality and the link has good link alt text. There is some exception to this of course. For example a link in the footer is not wise. As well, a site-wide link is also not wise. Just make sure you ...


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You should be doing a 301 redirect from the .php URLs to the rewritten URLs. If that is not possible for some reason you need to add a canonical URL to the .php URL pointing to the rewritten URL.


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Google as been able to render pages even with JavaScript for years now, however, part of it's functions was calculating in a predictive fashion where elements were on a page. You and I can look at the rendered page and instantly recognize the various elements and their location and relationships to each other, but because the placement calculations were ...


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There are several possible ways that Google could get information about your website: Google Analytics: I know you already mentioned this, but I wanted to point out that Google has said they won't use Google Analytics data for ranking purposes. Google AdSense, Google TagManager, or DFP: These are all 3rd party JavaScript on many web pages that could send ...


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No. Not really. Google can use Adsense data for some things and of course if you use Google Analytics you have given them some valuable information. But if you think this bleeds over to search performance, it doesn't. If you do not use Adsense of Analytics then the only data Google has is search performance and click through rate (CTR) which does effect ...


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Google is most worried about cloaking when the crawler sees something that the user doesn't see. When the server pushes keywords to Googlebot that aren't on the page it leads to the page being indexed for the wrong content. Users get frustrated when they visit a page and it isn't about the keywords for which they searched. The converse of that is much ...


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Q. What is "content"? A. Everything between the <body> tags. Not just the bit you call "content" at the bottom of the page. The text "Thank you for contacting us..." is one of the first bits of textual content in the page source, and you don't have a meta description, so it can't be too much of a surprise that this text is appearing as the description ...



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