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Mobile to desktop version should be a choice the user initiates. Sometimes the user may want the mobile version due to: 1) A focused and less cluttered experience 2) Faster browsing for low-bandwidth users (e.g. laptop with a 3G connection) 3) Ability to fit on a small screen Whatever the reason, I don't think deciding for your users is right. Let the ...


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You do not want to do a 301 redirect to a 404 page. The 404 HTTP response tells the user-agent (browser, search engine, etc) that the requested document cannot be found. If you send a 301 HTTP response then they will think the document has moved to the new location which is your 404 page. That is not accurate. When you encounter a page not found send the ...


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From an SEO standpoint, moving from a keyword domain to a company branded domain is a good move. The 2014 SearchMetrics Ranking Factors found that that having keywords in the domain name is no longer a significant ranking factor. I consider hyphens in domain names to be bad for rankings as well. Moving to company branded domain name is a good move for ...


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Let the user choose. Few things are more frustrating than being forced to use a lacking mobile site. Consider allowing desktop users to choose mobile as well -- perhaps they're tethering their laptop to their unrooted iPhone and would appreciate the low-bandwidth alternative for their limited data quota. I think you will find the first problem case ...


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I don't see why not. The question here is whether you think it will benefit your users or not. Personally speaking, I find it a tad bit annoying whenever I'm brought to the mobile version of a website, even though I'm using a desktop computer. Do note that you should create some sort of URL fragment that can be used whenever you do not want to be redirected ...


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# curl -IL http://www.ligatures.net/a.html -v * Connection #0 to host www.ligatures.net left intact * Issue another request to this URL: 'https://www.ligatures.net/a.html' * Found bundle for host www.ligatures.net: 0x14103c0 * Adding handle: conn: 0x1410930 * Adding handle: send: 0 * Adding handle: recv: 0 * Curl_addHandleToPipeline: length: 1 * - Conn 0 ...


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This looks pretty spot on to me, apart from on the Spanish desktop site set, where there are quite a few errors. You are referencing the mobile version with the three rel="alternate" hreflang= tags, you should be referencing the desktop version. The canonical tag on the Spanish desktop is pointing to the English language page. If you need to set a ...


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Check if the old file is called, then change it to the new file RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^old-file.pdf$ RewriteRule ^(.*) /new-file.pdf [L,R=301]


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You have a bit of a dilemma but not one that cannot be resolved. On the one hand you have a domain with an established trust score, site rank, and various pages with rank and links to them you do not want to lose of course. But that domain name has limitations due to the ccTLD and how they would propagate out into the search engines. The first question is: ...


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Google SEO logic is always a tightly held secret, but moving your domain can/will always result in a lower site ranking. By having the auto forward setup the way you did you might be effectively giving Google two sites (so far as it knows) to keep page rankings for, and as a result your ranking will always be lower if it is being divided among two or more ...


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Google punishments If both sites are the same and both sites are in the index then yes, one will be marked as duplicate. Do a site: www.example.com` as a search on Google. Generally what normally happens is when a site is marked duplicate it will noted by Google and if enough pages and content gets marked as duplicate the site will receive a punishment ...


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Your question is a very good one, very far from being silly. What you probably need to do is to point your domain registered through http://www.dot.tk to the server where your website is hosted. By website I mean your files not the doamin name. That will be achieved by updating the DNS settings at http://www.dot.tk with nameservers associated with your ...



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