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You have a few things going on here, some of which needs a rethink or a new understanding. However, this is one time where one of my mini-tutorials will be helpful. Please be patient. It will make sense I promise. There is no problem linking between sites on the same IP address. This is just plain 'ole SEO pucky so watch where you step. Separate servers is ...


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If you click on the domain (eg. "google.com") in the "Links to Your Site" report it will show you the pages on your site that are linked to from this domain. You can then drill down to find out from where (on "google.com") these pages are being linked from. That's the only way to really find out whether these particular links are beneficial to you. In my ...


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Is this normal? Yes it is. Is this good? Yes it is. Is it a dofollow link? Yes it is. Does it mean those pages google linked to are likely to rank? 95% sure that yes.


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If you think content is really related than do 301 redirection. Do not redirect to homepage, instead create meaningful 404 Error page. Yes, you can remove those results from search result by using 410 code. I did not recommended to use 404 pages, because Google think, may be this content will be back, may be user redirect this pages to another URL. So ...


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Redirect them only if there is a suitable/corresponding page to redirect to. Otherwise, if these pages literally do not exist anymore then it is better to return a meaningful 404 message, perhaps guiding them to pages they might find useful. Providing you are returning a 404 status then, in time, Google will drop these pages from its index.


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Any time that you host content that is published elsewhere you need to consider copyright law and duplicate content SEO. To host files yourself, you would need permission from the manufacturers to copy the files. I assume that this wouldn't be a problem for most of them because they are trying to sell a product, not protect the contents of the manuals ...


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Your way of thinking is good for development and testing purposes, Not in production level as you are making external calls, every time users visit a product (Even if they don't actually want to get the file!) Which is horrible. I would suggest hosting all PDF files on your own server (If it is not against the manufacturer copyright policy). Two ...



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