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You probably wouldn't achieve what you intent, because a meta refresh is understood by Google an treated as a redirect: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/79812?hl=en (at the bottom). So, redirecting on the server side and my be (temporarily) including the old keywords, would be the better solution in your case.


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I use bitly.com which gives me a breakdown of country, of websites, and the number of hits in each. With an upgrade can give me a lot more tracking visits info. I can also customise (tag) my new URL. There are many other shortening URL sites which do the same. Just Google URL shortning sites


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Make sure that both the pages have the pretty URL as there canonical URL e.g. a tag in the header like Then you don't really need to worry as Google will take both the pages as the same and only index and show the one with the nice URL, but combine all the nice link juice. See https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en For the end ...


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I suspect you are over thinking this. I am really confused over all your code. One of the things I am finding these days is that people are using example code that is already unnecessarily complicated. As well, people seem to select {???} that offers too much instead of the narrowest selection. Often these things only require 2 lines or 3 at the most and ...


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If traffic is redirected to www, then you should not see non-www query data anymore after some time. Else, it means there is an issue with the redirection. Focus on www query data only for your analysis.


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If you have 'same' pages translated in different languages, their title and description should be translated too. Otherwise, this will be confusing to users and to search engines too. In other words, the title and description for http://site.lt/oliver-weber-auskarai-symbol-9919 should be in "lt-LT". If you don't use canonical, there is indeed a risk of ...


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Google's webmaster tools search queries will always return what's in the search results, because you are using non-www to www you should have no non-www urls therefore no results will be returned. In short you should only look at which one is being used i.e the one that is visitable without a redirect. In your case you should be looking at the same account ...


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301ing will allow you to keep all traffic whilst the search engines re-index, so that is the most important to do. This should be on all pages, not just any that have links. Personally, I think Option 2 would make for a good signal that the links are still relevant (not, for example, someone buying and 301ing a site just for page rank). However, Google ...


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As long as you have a proper 301 redirect setup from non-www to www like you said, then no you will not see any negative impact from those 'duplicate' title tags. They aren't duplicate because the first page doesn't exist, it has been 301'd to your www version. I would say whoever did the audit used an automated tool without actually looking at your site. ...


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I suggest you another plugin for wordpress, that i use on two sites administered by me, EggPlants 301 redirects. This plugin don't fill the .htaccess file with new rules, but use the internal routing system of wordpress. With this you can import the redirect rules by a cvs file, getted from the google webmaster tool and editet to include the new path.


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If you do redirect those pages, it would have to be to something else that could replace it from the user's perspective. For example, if a particular product is no longer available redirecting to a similar product or a list of similar products would be fine. Note that redirecting to the home page or to the folder page is considered by Google to be a "soft ...


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Google states the following with regard to redirects: If you do a site: search for a page that is redirected, you'll see the redirected URL in the results. This is normal. For example, say that www.example.com has been redirected to www.redirectedexample.com. Doing a search for site:www.example.com will return results from www.redirectedexample.com. ...


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Here is a comprehensive article that looks at SEO risks for A/B testing. It recommends that if you do use redirects for A/B testing that you make sure to include link rel canonical tags in all page variants so that search engine bots know that they all represent the same content and know which version to index. Google has a guide for A/B testing as well. ...


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I think this technique is possibly interpreted by search engine the same as cloaking. I've read you have setup two accounts on Analytics, i suggest to use the experiment feature inside that.


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Google Webmaster Tools change of address tool is only for sites that move to a whole new domain name. It doesn't cover cases such as: Moving from HTTP to HTTPS (or the other way around) Moving a subdirectory or subdomain to its own domain name Consolidating several sites into one Changing URLs within a site The reason that the tool exists is that new ...


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Google themselves would like you to 404 if you want to remove a page: "If the page no longer exists, make sure that the server returns a 404 (Not Found) or 410 (Gone) HTTP status code. Non-HTML file (like PDFs) should be completely removed from your server." https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1663419?hl=en From a user perspective, make ...


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One way of getting Google Analytics to show alternate domain name usage: treat the alternate domain names as marketing campaigns and append Google Analytics campaign tracking parameters to the URLs. For example, if my domain name is example.com and my alternate domain name is example.net, I can configure the redirect like this: http://example.net/ → ...


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If the different domain names are essentially covering common misspellings or longer and shorter versions of your main domain name then, @adam-asdf's approach above is probably your best option though I've always found Piwik Analytics far better than AWStats in case you wanted to take a look at that, the user interface is more user-friendly and a little more ...


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Google addresses redirects from _escaped_fragment URLs in their FAQ: Can I use redirects to point the crawler at my static content? Redirects are okay to use, as long as they eventually get you to a page that's equivalent to what the user would see on the #! version of the page. This may be more convenient for some webmasters than serving up the ...


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On your redirect page use PHP to capture the parameters posted type and id, then fire off a custom event to track using those parameter values https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/events


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You will need to add your customers domain by adding a 'addon' domain to your account and use the sub directory you have currently. Shared IP's are not an issue and setting the add-on domain will do the rest once you have got your customer to add the AAA Name Record to the shared IP address. If you plan to host their mail for them then your need them to get ...


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Edit 2 Based on @w3d comment and more information provided by Mayeenul: Replace your regex: RewriteRule ^[0-9]+/([^/]+/[^/]+/?)$ /$1 [L,R=301,NE] with this one: Add this new rule: RewriteRule ^([^/]+)/([^/]+)/page/[0-9]+/?$ /$1/$2/ [R=301,L] So your .htaccess should look like: # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On ...


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First find out if their url shortening service uses 301 redirects, if they don't, use another service. If you stay with them, add GA tracking parameters to your urls. You could create some "fancy" parameters values that perfectly identify visits that are coming through their service. After adding parameters sent them your urls. With those parameters in place ...


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That would depend on how the URL shortening service is redirecting to your website. To test this open the real time analytics in GA. Then click a short URL your SM company posted with and see what the traffic source in real time is. https://bitly.com/ uses a very good redirect which passes link juice. The analytics they have on their site are very good, and ...


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Yes. For a period. However, I do warn you that if link keywords do not match the target page, these links can be downgraded and Google, depending upon the number, can consider this as spam. If your site is the same basic topic as the forum, then perhaps you can match the link keyword topics to relevant pages to prevent this.


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First of all I would like to ask you that why are you using redirection again and again? This is a very bad practice in the eye of Google. May be Google needs some time to understand what is the actual page you want to rank for. When all the link juice will transfer to urlC from urlA and urlB, may be the issue will be resolved. Found this for your help: ...


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Googlebot does not use or store cookies so you have no problem there. However, if the sites have similar content written in different languages you should use the rel=alternate and hreflang values as described in the following article: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/189077?hl=en You can also find a few more tips and best practices here: 300, ...


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I've taken this form a similar project I had last year, and adopted it a bit. That worked fine for me. RewriteEngine On #Optional if you have issues with a subdirectory #RewriteBase /path/on/your/server/ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?myvars=$1 [L] The problem in your case is probably ...


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I just found the solution myself. There is no way to modify the referer using PHP, as this is being sent by the browser. The script I posted above is basically the same script, just without Step 1, posted by @honyovk on Stackoverflow in this topic. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6428762/hide-referrer-on-click/11249553#11249553 And probably the idea is ...


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I always lean towards a server side redirect for this sort of thing as well. The only possible disadvantage I could see (though I don't consider it one) is that by using server side 301's your affiliate links aren't likely to get indexed in Google. If you don't care about getting your redirect links indexed then it seems to me that a server side redirect is ...


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You said you can't create redirects. But can you edit the <head> part of your content? If so, send Google to the newly hosted documents with: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/" /> Rank kept, Google told quickly... It's a win-win.


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You have a few options. A 301 redirect, or 404 not found, 410 gone, or block access using robots.txt. Each option depends upon the situation. If you have links to the sub-domain, then a 301 redirect is a temporary solution to maintain any value of that link. If you are not concerned about links to the sub-domain, then the following options may be better. I ...


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You need to 301 redirect every single directory URL to its equivalent URL in your client's website. If you don't do it like this then it will never work, and you will lose your PageRank: yoursite.com/sub/first-page => clientsite.com/new-url-maybe-the-same-for-first-page yoursite.com/sub/second-page => ...



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