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This is a very common problem faced these days. This can be easily solved as follows: If you want to have same page /pets but also drive /pets/cats, /pets/dog to index separately, then ideally they should exist separately i.e. if opened by a http client with a separate url they should respond independently. Also the content populated via ajax or via ...


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I would go about this in a different way. First I would define what "use" the content that the students are to add to your site will have on the image/education standard of your school. I would certainly NOT use your main website for new pages. Rather I would have a sub domain dedicated to student use. Further - If you really wish Google to not index ...


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From your reference to the noindex tag it would appear as though you don't need the student sites to be indexed. If you add all the student sites under a single directory such as www.example.com/students/student1.HTML you could then add a disallow directive in your robots.txt file for the whole students directory, this would protect your main site from any ...


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This question was answered by the person who asked it in a comment: Well I found the answer after some research. Google states that hidden content on your page is probably not critical for that particular page. This includes click to expand content. If you want this content indexed you should make sure it's visible for users when they land at that page. ...


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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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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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Just tested it and Bing found page with all text build purely by JavaScript. Google also finds it of course.


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Google has written a blog post at https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2012/08/website-testing-google-search.html on the best way to handle indexing with A/B testing and multi-variant testing such as what you are doing. The first thing to note in the article is that cloaking is still not allowed even during testing. It doesn't look as though any of their ...


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Based on your edit there is no cause for concern. 404 errors are very common in the search console simply due to the fact that someone somewhere has linked to that page. It could also be the Googlebot having a glitch trying to append index.html to the end of the URL. This is also a common issue due to many URL rewriting configurations leaving out the file ...


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Google will continue to index the mobile pages as well as the desktop pages as the Googlebot considers them separate pages even though they contain much the same data. The purpose of this is so that when someone does a search and wants mobile pages only the page exists in the index already and the user doesn't have to be directed through the desktop site ...


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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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Contrary to what has been commented by @Simon Hayter Google policies state that hiding content from end users for SEO purposes (such as adding the transcript the way you are talking about) is a violation and will negatively impact your SERP rankings. having said that there is no problem with adding an expandable div which the user can open themselves which ...


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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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