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Yes. This is a very common thing and is highly recommended for three simple reasons; it can effect your listing in the search engine results page (SERP), it can effect local searches, and it is a trust metric/factor for your site. You can find some examples here: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/business-location-pages/schema.org-examples Here is ...


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Hidden content is fine as long as you have a way of accessing that information... To extend on Johns answer you can hide content from both users and search engines if the content can be viewed by a action. What this means is any content that is hidden must have a way of being viewed by both users and search engines. Ideal CSS Method This can be done in ...


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Don't show content only to search engines and not to users. This is called cloaking is a violation of the search engines terms of service. If this content is never going to be seen by users then you should remove it from the HTML completely.


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Use the noindex meta tag <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> on all pages except the Homepage. This will ensure all pages (other than the homepage) are removed from major search engines.


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Using a robots.txt file will not cause a pages to be de-indexed. It will just prevent search engines from crawling them. They can still be listed in the search results, though. To have pages removed from the index you need to use the x-robots-tag HTTP header: x-robots-tag: noindex


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Try putting the following robots.txt in the root of your website: User-agent: * Disallow: / Allow: /$ Note that it will take time and that you can use Webmaster Tools to manually request their removal (this can speed up the process).


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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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If 300 or so sites are all publishing the same content it probably is hurting their Google ranking. If it isn't yet, it will at some point. Having the same content available on multiple URLs, especially multiple websites, is exactly what Google doesn't want. They want a canonical source for content so they can ranking it properly and not have redundant data ...


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As far as i know, there is no positive or negative impact of placing social icons on your website. It will help your visitors to connect with you through your social media profiles and will help you to stay connected with them too.



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