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Question: is there any recommended practice to implement this kind of homepage with permalinked URL? You should let the homepage be the homepage and you should not add redirects. Each time a robot wants to index your homepage, there would be a redirect to some new page (at least one new page each day). This is not helpful for your ranking. Instead, ...


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Wow. This is too big a topic to cover completely, so I will try and focus on your question with something of a mini-tutorial. When you do a site:mydomain.com in Google, you will see your site listed somewhat in order of importance according to what Google has found. Often your sites home page is listed first, but not always. If it is not, do not worry about ...


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I use my personal web site as my professional web site too. The front page is the only place where I'm overtly self-promotional, and even there I bring in a bunch of stuff such as: Latest blog posts (sometimes) Latest commitments to my Mercurial repositories Links to interesting tutorials that I've written I do rather well in search engines for the ...


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Why don't you mix both of them? Google likes fresh content, so having latest post will make Search Engines to crawl your homepage more often and rank better. If you also have it optimized for your primary keyword/s, you'll have the perfect homepage. Here's a Seo Moz article explaining the benefits of freshness, which are a bunch of them.


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I've never come across any specific/official terminology to refer to the different pages. To the end user they are usually seen as the same page - the same URL - the home page. In generic terms, the "home page when logged out" could perhaps be shortened to the "default home page" or "logged out home page" (when there is a distinct difference). The "home ...


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That kind of borders on cloaking and could get you dinged or even banned from Google. What you might think about doing is for first time users having your home page with all of the information and a big "Get Started" button and if they return use a cookie to identify they user and redirect them to http://domain.com/abcde.


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You seem to have some sort of JavaScript blocked. When I access the Site with Firefox and NoScript active i get the same link, when I turn it of (thus allowing Javascript) I get: http://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx I can't give you exact info what all that above stuff in your url means, but it seems like some empty user identifier or cookie.


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If you look at the answer to this question you can see that Google may choose to put something in your search box and see what the results are. So the best way to tell Google and other search engines about the pages on your site is to create a sitemap - see http://www.sitemaps.org/. You could also put a "sitemap" link at the bottom of the page linking to a ...


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There are two reasons for having country specific content; language and local information. One thing that's good about the samsung page is it lists what language the selection is in. A user whose country isn't listed can pick a nearby country that does have its language. The second reason is for local content. If you don't have any local content for a ...


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This is a good place to ask. It depends on how you want to handle it. If you had offices on each continent you could give them the names of the continents or geographical areas to pick. Or you could give a link to the head office or international headquarters. If you want the actual name of the country from them you could have a text box where they could ...


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There is one possible solution using the Javascript History API, which can change the URL in the address bar without redirecting or reloading the page. See the answer here for details: Updating address bar with new URL without hash or reloading the page.


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In my opinion the home page/front page is the master key of the website. The home page should be where the user start and go back to access to all the ramifications of the website (which are not necessarily always available to the user on any page). For sites that require log-in to allow access to the content: The home page is the first page the user ...


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A simple solution on the Apache server side is using Basic access authentication. See the section "Getting it working" for an example. And here some answers on Stackoverflow. Pro: If you have access to the command line and your webserver it's a 2 minute set up that blocks access to your project. Con: Managing access this way for many users might be ...


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Agree with I.G. Pascual. For an exhaustive list of onsite factors that you should apply to your whole site and not just the homepage see: http://www.seomoz.org/learn-seo/on-page-factors for marrying up good keyword research with good user experience see: http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/searcher-intent-my-main-focus-when-it-comes-to-keyword-research Its all ...


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I do understand your concern about SEO. However don't forget about your visitors: what will help them the most? A 404 or a redirect to your front page which contains all the content you have on your site. Personally I think a 404 error might break the single page user experience you're creating. However in case there is need for a 404 error, your visitors ...


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By applying redirect from your home page to a random post, you can confuse visitors. For example and especially when visitors click on a link like www.example.com (your home page URL), they expect see your home page, not a post. Moreover, you can also confuse Googlebot and other search engines bots (and thus SEO) if the home page is always redirected to a ...


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For servers using Apache as a server you can create a file named .htaccess in the root of the domain with the content: DirectoryIndex index.php index.html The Apache server must also have .htaccess enabled. If the .htaccess file already exists you should add the line above to the existing file.


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You could try adding additional unique content to the home page, but I'm doubtful that that is the problem. It really sounds like an "over optimization penalty". Here is a great post from WebmasterWorld where Brinked explains his findings about over optimization. He says that the factors that go into this type of penalty are typically: Keyword and ...


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As Scott Helme answers, it is very unusual not to want more real estate in the Google SERPs. Most webmaster are happy to have multiple links to their site in the search results. Most websites sell more product or otherwise perform better when they allow the user to land on the most relevant page. If you really want to discourage search engines from ...


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Many webmasters desperately try to get deep links to their site in Google SERPs. This is a show of confidence from Google that they feel this is what people want when searching for you. I have a similar situation when you Google me. I generally have the top 2 or 3 spots in Google SERPs. Occupying the top x number of results is better than occupying just the ...


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HTTP vs HTTPS is a canonicalization issue. You should choose either secure or insecure and make it the canonical version. It sounds like you tried to do so with your home page and 301 redirects. In this case, I would suggest that you use a rel=canonical meta tag instead. You also need to pay attention to how your site is linking to itself. If somebody ...


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Many websites have a homepage ranking better than internal webpages because the homepage usually have more backlinks. However, Google ranks webpages one by one and can consider that an internal webpage has a better ranking than a homepage. If you want to see you homepage ranking better, you can optimize it for SEO. Otherwise, having an internal webpage ...


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This is because you are using Structured Data/Rich Snippets on your pages. Front page contains many snippets such as: entry-title: Google PageRank Update History Timeline entry-content: Google PageRank is the most highly rated and awaited factors on which every blogger keeps a close eye and eagerly wait to see the result of their favorite blog! ...


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I'm not sure if would cause your whole problem, but there is a problem with your robots.txt file. It appears that either your web host, or software you are using on your site is inserting this snippet at the bottom of your robots.txt file <!-- Hosting24 Analytics Code --> <script type="text/javascript" ...


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or can anybody suggest a better solution? Sure: Ask your client for permission to include a reference to your site. They won't sue you then when they find out cheated and this may lead to something even better, nameley: Try to include semantical markup with a nice textual context for your text link. This way you get a real anchor tag specifically the ...


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Google usually check for this kind of stuff and will get you penalized pretty fast. Place a normal link or a decent-sized image or don't place it at all.


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No, you won't have any negative SEO unless you seemingly do this in an irregular fashion. For example, 30 links to your homepage from your homepage~ with only 31 links on your homepage. From such a linking pattern, it would be quite clear that you are attempting to pervert the natural direction of your sites internal page rank. To answer your question ...


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I wouldn't hide navigation links for pages your visitors are on. Build websites for people not robots. Let people know where they are on your site. If you do not have a home link that won't affect your SEO. You do realize most sites which do not have home links in main navigation are 99% of the time linking their logo in the top right to their home page. ...


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I suspect this thread will quickly be downvoted, but .htaccess is your friend Google will give you lots of options, but DirectoryIndex home.php or Redirect 301 / http://example.com/home.php should do it...



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