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EMBED THE FONTS! No, but really, Embeddable fonts work on all current browsers (FF, Chrome, Safari, Opera) and IE5.5+ (yes, it's been working in IE since the 90s.) Get your TTF upload it here: http://www.kirsle.net/wizards/ttf2eot.cgi It'll give you the code and 2 files back (a TTF and then an EOT[M$ web font]) back. Copy, paste, upload, done. Win win! ...


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Some potential strategies: Google Webmaster Tools allows you to request an increased crawl rate. Try doing that if you haven't already. Take another look at your navigation architecture to see if you can't improve access to more of your content. Look at it from a user's perspective: If it's hard for a user to find a specific piece of information, it may be ...


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There's not much you can do about this. There's a teensy bit you can do to help, but the problem is endemic to Google's index. There isn't just one Google "index;" it's sharded. Pages with low PageRank appear in very few shards. Using site:stackoverflow.com forces your query onto a shard that has a larger fraction of your URLs indexed. That explains the ...


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No, URL rewriting has no positive influence on crawling or indexing; oftentimes it can even have a negative effect. For instance, many websites embed all parameters as well as plain text (eg the "title") in the URL when rewriting them, creating pages with many possible URLs (we often even see session-IDs rewritten in URLs...). We did a blog post on this at ...


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I do not believe Google says. It used to be true that test_param_1.html was better than index.php?module=test&param=1 but I do not believe that is the case anymore for Google. However, if your 2 examples pages are very similar in content then you will want to use a rel canonical on them so Google knows which one is the master. Otherwise your pagerank ...


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Technically speaking http://www.new.com/tag/relationships and http://www.new.com/tag/relationships/ are two different pages just like http://www.example.com/ and http://www.example.com/index.html are two different pages even though they pull up the same page. To make sure the search engines understand that http://www.new.com/tag/relationships and ...


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Robots.txt just tells search engines not to crawl your pages. It does not tell them to not index your pages. So if your pages have links from other websites the search engines will know they exist. And because off-page factors affect rank, sometimes greatly, your pages can rank well for long-tail search terms without ever being crawled. To actually prevent ...


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A similar question was asked on Stack Overflow back in January. John Mueller was kind enough to respond with the following: "googleon" and "googleoff" are only supported by the Google Search Appliance (when you host your own search results, usually for your own internal website). They are not supported by Google's web-search at all. As far as ...


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Supposedly you can add the class robots-nocontent to elements on your page, like this: <div class="robots-nocontent"> <p>Ignore this stuff.</p> </div> Yahoo respects this, though I don't know if other search engines respect this. It appears Google is not supporting this at this time. I suspect if you load your content via ...


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Create a Webmasters Account from Google, here http://www.google.com/webmasters/. Once you have an account you can attach it to the website in question by putting a file into the root folder of your site. Google will then recognize that you as the owner of the Webmaster account also own/control the site in question. Once you have done this Google will ...


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Unless she is selling her own fonts on this website, I think you both could work more on CSS embedding (yeah, I read this is not an option for you now, but I insist). If the case is a heavier graphic work upon fonts (gradient colors, twisted alignment, glossing, embossing, engraving...), making it really impossible to render thorugh CSS options as she ...


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There are multiple ways to do this (combining them is obviously a sure way to accomplish this): 1) Use robots.txt to block the files from search engines crawlers: User-agent: * Disallow: /pdfs/ # Block the /pdfs/directory. Disallow: *.pdf # Block pdf files. Non-standard but works for major search engines. 2) Use rel="nofollow" on links to those PDFs ...


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To prevent your PDF file (or any non HTML file) from being listed in search results, the only way is to use the HTTP X-Robots-Tag response header, for example: X-Robots-Tag: noindex robots.txt does not prevent your page from being listed in search results. What it does is stop the bot from crawling your page, although if someone else links to your PDF ...


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Google has been able to crawl HTML forms since 2008. Having chosen the values for each input, we generate and then try to crawl URLs that correspond to a possible query a user may have made. If we ascertain that the web page resulting from our query is valid, interesting, and includes content not in our index, we may include it in our index much as we ...


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IE conditional comments are just a special kind of HTML comments. It is accepted that search engines do not index or give any weight to content in HTML comments. From a StackOverflow answer where they give a quote from Matt Cutts: I believe that we have the ability to index them, but we usually don't index comments.


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If it's a HTML document, include the following meta tag in it: <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> This will tell Google and every other search engine that understands the tag (which should be pretty much all of them, since it's been around since 1996) not to index the page. For non-HTML documents, you can configure your webserver to send the ...


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The best way is to use 301 redirects in your .htaccess file, the 301 code signals to google that the url has been permanently redirected. I'd also recommend signing up for Google Webmaster Tools and submitting a sitemap to them, if you haven't already, as this will help them to understand the changes you're making to your site. redirect 301 /old-url ...


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Wordpress is set to ping Google whenever you write a new post. From http://wordpress.org/support/topic/google-blog-pinging Settings->Writing. At the bottom you'll find a list of "Update Services". The default is to ping the pingomatic server, which then pings a dozen or more other places for you, Google included. However, if you want to ping Google ...


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Your site needs to have something, be it content or functionality that differentiates it from the other sites on the internet. Here are some examples. The internet doesn't need yet another site that... ...publishes the text of the Bible. That is, unless your site does it better than all the others with unique insight, commentary, or even a novel way ...


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Yuck. She really needs to get over her font issues as she's killing the accessibility of her site and is causing all other kinds of issues like slowing down the rendering of her pages, etc. Having said that you can try adding the longdesc attribute to your images. It's hard to say how much weight, if any, the search engines give to it but it's probably more ...


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You can: Add a big link at the top of every old page linking to the corresponding current events page - this will let visitors easily find the current page and signal to search engines the new page is the important page. Submit an XML sitemap to all the major search engines, sitemaps have a priority field that let you specify what are the important pages. ...


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In general it's best to have ordinary text links to those pages somewhere on the site, if not for SEO then for accessibility reasons. A portion of users will not have Flash or have it disabled through FlashBlock etc. For a site I completed recently we did something similar with a map of the UK. I put links to the cities (only 5 at the moment) underneath the ...


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Eprints tags are used in the EPrints academic repository software. BE Press tags are used in The Berkley Electronic Press SelectedWorks product. Neither offers documentation on their proprietary meta tags that I could find. You can, however, view the source of any HTML page generated by an Eprints or SelectedWorks server to see their metadata tags in use. ...


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You're correct in your understanding. The rel="index" is designed to point bots to the index for the current document, which could be a category listing, a monthly archive, or the root of the site itself. If the page designated as the index is marked "noindex, follow", it's because the website maintainer wants search engines to ignore the listing page, but ...


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You should create 301 redirects from the old to the new pages as this will help Google understand what has happened to your site. If other sites link to your old pages Google will continue to look for the old urls, the 301 redirect basically explains to search engines that the page has permanently moved and where is has moved to. If you're using Apache ...


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A database-driven site doesn't necessarily have to have only a single URL or be entirely search-based. Most sites on the web today (including SE) are database-driven, but they still have different pages with individual URLs. And even search-based sites can be made to be search-engine-friendly. Your site should have a RESTful architecture wherever possible. ...


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tl;dr: Yes! You are going to embed a remote site, this means the SEO points go to the remote site. If you want to keep the SEO points you need to display the data in pages on your domain, you could try something similar to How to show facebook feed messages from my site?


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One way I found here, is using an <iframe> and blocking the URL in robots.txt.


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I believe what you want is to add this inside the <head> tags in your site's template - this should be a conditional piece of code that adds a noindex meta tag to ONLY your archive pages: <b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "archive"'> <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> </b:if> See more on blogger template variables.


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Here's some related information from Google themselves: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=164133&cbid=-a2l7h00q1r9q&src=cb&lev=%20answer



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