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How can you know if you have set the title appropriately: You look in the HTML source code for the page and see a <title> tag like the tag for this page: <title>google webmaster tools - Online SEO checker reporting no title - Webmasters Stack Exchange</title> The title appears in tabs the browser title bar in your web browser: If those ...


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Crowded markup is advantageous these days for a couple of reasons: Anyone who wants to steal part of your code to make it their own will have a harder time doing so when all the HTML is crowded together as one instead of html with nice comments between blocks of code. The amount of bytes required for crowding your HTML is often less than that of pretty ...


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Crowded markup is not a huge issue these days. Once long ago it was considered a sign of a badly designed site and Google acted accordingly but these days with the rise of dynamic interactive database driven websites and rich user interfaces Google has stopped ranking based on HTML clutter. As long as all the HTML is not causing really long page load times ...


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Here's how consumer facing domains were originally meant to work: domain.com didn't serve anything necessarily. mail.domain.com hosted your email server. ftp.domain.com hosted your FTP server. irc.domain.com hosted your Internet Relay Chat server. www.domain.com hosted your World Wide Web server. All of these are subdomains. The World Wide Web was ...


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404 errors on your site don't affect SEO in the sense that having too many 404's will reduce your ranking, there is however a caveat to this and that third party links to your site which terminate at 404 pages won't pass link juice and so your rank won't improve from that link, certainly not the end of the world for only one or two links but when you are ...


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Disallow: /folder/file.aspx What you had in the beginning is all that's required - in order to block both /folder/file.apsx and /folder/file.aspx?foo=bar. If in doubt check it with the robots.txt testing tool in Google Search Console. robots.txt is prefix matching, so there is never any need to include the wildcard (*) at the end of the URL path. The ...


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As long as some of the query strings don't need to be crawled you can simply disallow access to the entire file using Disallow: /folder/file.aspx* This will disallow crawling both on the file on its own as well as all query strings appended to the end of the file.


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No what you are asking unfortunately is not possible. The site description which is shown in search results isn't based on the description meta tag anymore, instead Google and other search engines use content from the page which the user can see as the description in search results. If you want description text your search engine results you need to have ...


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An internal web crawler can be used for the following purposes: Creating a Localized Search Engine. Scanning Pages to Detect Dead Links, where the target page was deleted or unpublished from a CMS, but the links to that page still exist in other pages. Finding Breadcrumb Click Trail Paths in massive websites. Finding Orphaned Pages in CMS generated ...


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See page 8-9 on the Google page SEO guidelines http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en//webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf Opinion based: Matching URL's with titles & menus is best practice in my view. Avoid hashes - URL's - same as titles should be human readable and in best case helpful to the ...


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Using a crawler on your own site can be good if you get a lot of pages on your site which don't necessarily have an entry in a database to search, this is effectively a way to implement site search for your site. It can also be used where you need a single unified search for a number of separate web properties. I implemented this for a university which had ...


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From Webmaster Tools FAQ: Q: The Search Queries feature says that my site ranks #5 for [cookies], but when I search for [cookies] I see it ranking #8 (or I don't see it at all). What gives? A: Several things: Different searchers can see different results, based on things like where they're searching from (geographic differences), personalized ...



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