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Yes, headings are still relevant for SEO, because they briefly describe topics of sections, they help organize your web page in a clear way, useful to show organized content for end users and help Search Engines to understand your content better. Designs can vary a lot, so a basic approach to your question would be: If you are listing cities, do they also ...


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Would adding the parameter in (google) Search Console fix those issues? Even if it did, it wouldn't help 100% because there are other search engines I'm sure your client would want his website indexed in other search engines such as Bing and Yandex, and you may have to use their tools as well to sort out parameters. Because pages only highlighting user ...


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I would canoncilise the original page without the parameters to itself, which explains to google this is the original and you can ignore the rest. <link rel="canonical" href="http://domain.org/site/UserLogin" /> We had to do this to a client website recently, took a few days to kick in but got rid of the duplicates.


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Google is indexing only a portion of your pages because your site doesn't have enough reputation. Splitting your reputation between three subdomains isn't going to help. You will still only be able to get 1M pages indexed. You need to increase the reputation of your site.


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According to Google, "Impressions - How many links to your site a user saw on Google search results, even if the link was not scrolled into view. However, if a user views only page 1 and the link is on page 2, the impression is not counted." (source)


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Once you start using Adsense, they detect that you have placed the ad code on the specific page you sent when signing up, they will automatically review your entire site (not just the page that you submitted in your application) From my personal experience It doesn't matter if you change some of your website content while you are awaiting for the ...


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Yes, Google has started supporting javascript in their bots, this is due to the increasing popularity of javascript in the web and frameworks like Angularjs. Taking the bigger picture, the web isn't just about urls, it is about content and user experience, every day they improve their algorithm to make it better with these goals in mind, so one hack that ...


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There is no boost in SERP placement as a result of using mark-up with one round-about exception. I will explain. A page has mark-up and a search query makes a match against that page. Simply because the matched page has mark-up, one cannot assume there is a boost in SERP placement. That is not how it works and an overly simplistic view. There is no metric ...


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The span element doesn't mean anything on its own. https://developers.whatwg.org/text-level-semantics.html#the-span-element This element is used as a hook for styling or javascript access and doesn't change the document flow. So Google might even just ignore the tag for that very reason and only look at the content of it except if one were to use it to ...


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I don't think span tag will create any problem with indexing. Just make sure the h tag is closed properly e.g. <h1>...</h1>. If it is perfect then you don't need to worry about the indexing. Search engine will not have any problem crawling your website.


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The span tag is pretty much the most general tag you can have within a html document and is therefore ideal for nesting within headings etc for many purposes, for example styling. I am sure Google will know this making the tool you are using a little misguided. If you were nesting h1's within h1's then things could get a little funky :).


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"Cloaking" in this situation would be fine. When the user agent contains bot|crawl|slurp|spider you should not use session id parameters or check for cookies. You are delivering the same content to users and bots. Google won't have a problem with this particular cloak. I use a similar technique for deciding whether or not to use Data URI for the images ...


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is it a good practice to render different HTML contents from server-side based on screen size?...Also, we prefer not to separate the website into two versions... No for a couple of reasons. As closetnoc pointed out, your website will then commit an act of "cloaking" which is serving different content from one URL based on a screen size. Cloaking is bad ...


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Nothing special to do here, the code is your content. You mark up your code with appropriate elements, and consumers (like search engines) then can do whatever they want to do with this information. A code search engine might be especially interested in it, other search engines might ignore it, most will probably don’t care and handle it in the same way like ...


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It's not bad practice in principle, but the implementation in your example is. Using multiple <h1> elements on a page is perfectly valid HTML and no problem for SEO if used appropriately (in short, as headings for discrete sections of content). Former Google engineer Matt Cutts confirms this in a Q&A video. Note he states that overusing <h1&...


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If the subdomains run all on the same server, then its bad speed-wise. I tried it myself and noticed higher TTFB values when I ran them under webpagetest.org Also, each new subdomain request is like trying to connect to a website. For example, if your main page is at example.com and a user clicks on a link to your product page located at products.example....


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If the canonical tag in the header isn't an option, you have a few alternatives to avoid the impact of duplicate content: Specify only the main content in a sitemap without all the varying parameters, include only the canonical URL but not the non-canonical versions *. Indicate how to handle parameters with the Parameter Handling tool to tell Google about ...


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It will very likely dilute how your site is found and can ultimately effect bounce rates when users click on links for antique armor and find something else negatively effecting how a site performs. SERP CTR and bounce rates are a major factor. It would be too fuzzy differentiating the difference between the two. I would advise against it. Go for another ...


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I recently read about an SEO experiment where they tried using heading tags (<h1>, <h2>, etc.) and also tried using <div> and <span> that were styled to look like headers (large, bold, prominent text). Their conclusion was that the tags don't matter. Large bold text that is centered at the top of your content is weighted more ...


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For SEO, are headings still worth it? Most definitely! If the page is incomplete, then you probably should not publish it (or at least make it not-indexable to search engines). In a complete page setup and to get a page advertised on google, its a good idea to have the following: A wonderful meaningful title under 65 characters. Anything over 65 ...


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In general, showing different content to Google than is shown to users is regarded as "cloaking". It's a violation of Google's guidelines and so, yes, a potential problem for SEO. However for subscription sites, Google operates a number of systems that allow for subscription-only content to be crawled and indexed. One is "first click free", which ...


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Google cares that you show visitors from Google the same content that you show to its bot. In this case they are showing the full article to both, so they are fine. Google doesn't care about how you treat users that didn't get to your site through Google search. The WSJ operates under Google's first click free policy where Google allows the site to get ...


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The default directive for spiders is allow and when Google visits your robots.txt and sees the disallow command, it immediately knows that it isn't allowed to crawl the website anymore. The subsequent allows don't matter. Do note that when there are conflicting codes within the robots file or between the robots.txt and the Meta Robots tag of a page, spiders ...


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The first <H1>Hello!</H1> is actually a placeholder for geo-targeting. It appends the name of your company (based on IP information) to that hello and if you visit it at night, it changes the text to Still Awake? (even though the code in the backend remains 'hello') followed by their second H1. For example, from my local PC, when I open the ...


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You're right. Two h1 elements in the same section is not a good idea, semantically or structurally, but it's not a HTML error. It's most likely a copy/paste error on their part but who knows why some people do what they do. Don't always look at any one company and think they write code perfectly in every way, all the time, no matter who they are.


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I've been thinking of ways to try to expand the number of visitors and I noticed the commercial "body armor" market gets a lot of traffic. So is it viable to make an SEO leap from armor in the medieval sense to armor in the modern sense of body armor? Why not combine the two instead of switching? After all, you say you have 6-7k visitors a month about ...


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Most of these projects don't pay money for those CDN. If it's open source there are free cdn's: https://www.jsdelivr.com/ https://cdnjs.com/


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All links have some value even minute amounts including nofollow links. However, if the links come from a site/page that is fully egregious, then you may want to consider disavowing them. Google considers whois sites as a whole as low quality, however, not all whois sites are considered junk. This is also true for the various aggregator sites. They may be ...


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An example of an actual <TITLE> element would have helped. Anyway, the <TITLE> element is the most important on-page factor for SEO as well as CTR, so it should be optimized properly. Do note that title elements beyond 65 chars would be truncated by Google in the SERPs, so you've gotta be a bit creative within that character limit. Stuffing in ...


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There are several things you can do to improve your site's visibility in a geographical / linguistic area. First, you should add hreflang tags to your html code. Hreflang annotations are used by Google as signs for the intended linguistic and geographical targeting of the content. Two good sources of information: The hreflang Tags Generator Tool Using ...



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