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I changed the DNS so it's the same as my website Does this mean your website is now displaying on their domain? If so undo this ASAP, as this will create a duplicate of your site, which could have na adverse effect on your sites ranking. You should 301 redirect their domain to your domain. Where possible redirect pages on their site to relevant pages ...


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Oh Lord you are wasting your time and money! Keyword domain names do not count for much and will give you nothing more than a big bill at the end of the year. Keyword matches do happen only in the very narrowest of circumstances for sites that have content and rank on their own. Purchasing multiple domains for the purpose of gaining an advantage does not ...


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It sounds like you are about to over complicate things. I certainly would not be creating two sites for this. What is the harm of a contractor seeing residential products and services and vice versa? It is very common that a site lists products and service under two separate pages for this. There is no need for duplicate content this way. Splitting your site ...


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Panic not! From: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2015/02/finding-more-mobile-friendly-search.html Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Mobile friendly sites have enjoyed a bit of a ranking boost for quite some time being that mobile friendliness has been one of the factors. However, ...


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Google recently re-confirmed that they may discount content that is not immediately viewable to the user without having to do another action. Such as in a scroll box, tabbed boxes, drop down menus and the like. I think you are seeing this here if you say you content is hidden untill you click a hash link. Google still knows the content is on the page as ...


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We get these questions from time to time. Adding another domain name does practically nothing for you. There is relatively no domain name keyword advantage, no usability advantage, and no real reason to spend more money. You are always far better off making your current domain name perform as well as it can. The one option I tell people to think about is ...


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I won't go into every reason why they do but rather what they target. Scrappers may scrap everything while some will target certain criteria. Business Data Telephone numbers Email addresses Address details Link Spam Comment Spam Moderation required Do follow or no follow Captcha required TLD Type Domain PR Forum Spam Profiles with URL link ...


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Congratulations! You have just discovered how poor these sites are. Many of the sites get this information from Alexa, though some try and discover the data for themselves. The fact that they do this is rather ridiculous. You cannot gauge a sites performance accurately or even close to accurately external to the site. Some exception exists for search engines ...


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It validates as a list of product entities, but the "official" Google doc says: Product markup on listing or category pages is not supported. This doesn't mean that it won't work though. As we know what Google says is not what Google does. It doesn't hurt to have the multi-product markup in there regardless. It's not like they will de-rank your site ...


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As a general rule, there are a couple cutoff points for page load (measured by the onload event firing): 7 seconds or longer -- Google actively penalizes your site. 3 seconds or longer -- Users get annoyed and don't wait for the page to load. This indirectly causes Google to rank the site worse because it sees users returning to the SERPs and clicking on ...


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Page speed is a bit of a misnomer. People took the early days of Google using page speed as a factor and seemed to forget what happened immediately after its implementation. I will explain. When Google announced that page speed would be a factor, a reordering of the SERP results caused a lot of heart-burn. What happened was that Google was ranking vary fast ...


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Your best bet here is to do a 301 redirection. On your mobile site, you must have link code formatted like this: <a href="example.com/?mobileOut">Desktop site</a> First change all those to: <a href="http://example.com">Desktop site</a> Because when someone access just the domain name (without parameters), they should expect the ...


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The short answer is: a tiny bit Now for the longer answer. Nothing will help you boost SEO fast. There are no magic bullets in SEO. Google and others use hundreds of factors to determine the organic search rankings. The domain name is just one of these. As such it should (nobody knows anything for sure) have a slight and subtle influence. Better focus on ...


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There's one thing that's still true... Content is KING. You want to make sure the content you create is unique and you want to vary the markup at least by a little bit. Here's an idea that will help you discover why it's a no-no to make near-duplicates of pages: Create an account with Google webmaster tools if you haven't already done so and add verify ...


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If you are a company and you have several sites for different product lines, then linking between sites in a natural way is your right to do and Google recognizes this. However, if you have several sites that are largely unrelated in that branding and product lines are not linked, then you may run into trouble. Keep in mind that branding signals play a ...


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I would suggest to record all "expired" pages into one page as "records" for expired terms. This will, at least, give information to visitor what happened to the page. I mean, you can redirect your expired pages to this record instead of redirecting them to 404. If possible, you can set meta robots, as follows (if you do this): <meta name="robots" ...


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Frequently deleting URLs, bad for SEO? The answer could be yes or no. If you had long standing pages that have acquired a lot of authority, yes. It would be very bad to let them 404. Those pages should be 301 redirected to another corresponding page on your website to keep that authority on your website. IN YOUR CASE: Similar to ecommerce You can 404 and ...


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A soft-404 is a page that contains readable text that describes it as an error page but the actual status code attached to that page is not 404. For example, creating an HTML file with the contents along the lines of "The resources you are trying to request were not found" and then saving it on the server then accessing it would qualify for a soft-404 ...


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Yes. Or depends. Both those answers are correct. Some would even think FAQ belongs. I'm creating a site where the link is "Learn". What will your audience understand? That's for researching. Ask people questions.


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I think that what you'll want to do is change the way your system works. If no language is specified in the URL, but you detect the language via the browser settings, then your site should redirect the user to a URL with that language in the path. This is for two reason: 1) Duplicate content. Spiders/Bots will come to test.com/books, test.com/booken, and ...


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Using www in a domain name like www.wwwexample.com is likely confusing to users and Google as well, since www is usually a subdomain. If you're not open to reconsidering the domain name, then the following strategy should be helpful: You should probably 301 redirect www.wwwexample.com to the root domain wwwexample.com to make the URL and links a bit ...


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I would give google at least 24 to 48 hours to update all results (including mobile usability) in your GWT account. If you can't wait that long then you should try using google pagespeed insights to test your pages right away and you will be notified right away if it believes the page is not mobile friendly. Use this URL: ...


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Google will and always has accepted Schema.org as hidden data. With the adoption of JSON-LD, this is even more true. LD is totally a script, you cant "surround your content" with it. As long as you're not cloaking/spoofing then you are fine. What you should do though is use the organization schema to define your business, then include place within that. ...


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I would like the search page to never show up in search results based on the content excerpts, but I would still like search engines to use the page to discover articles in my site. After reading your other comments, the answer seems pretty simple. You can just tell search engines to crawl your pages but not to index them by adding a meta tag: <meta ...


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Originally, aggregate pages were designed to be landing pages that would perform well in search engines. It was a way of attracting users to your site. Today, while this still can work, it is less of a factor. Some people de-tune these pages so that they do not outperform the original content. This makes sense if the aggregate page is for humans instead of ...


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That is a common thing with G. It seems to "test the waters" of your schema then disappears for awhile. This is consistent across sites large and small. Anyways, there is no limit. We have some sites with 30k+ entities. It does take forever to index (or report index in GWT) though. Expect delays up to 8 months if your site is not freshened often. Even ...


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Either one- do not expect much. Exact match keyword domains do not really count for anything. 301 redirects would only make sense if the sites have been active all this time, if they have been sitting with no content, then the value has dropped rapidly. As well, I never recommend maintaining several sites for a single purpose. If you want your current site ...



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