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Looks like it. This example comes from the HTML5 specs: For example, the following link is a French translation that uses the PDF format: <link rel=alternate type=application/pdf hreflang=fr href=manual-fr>


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First off, please stop thinking in terms of keywords. I assure you that Google does not match keywords. The process is far more sophisticated than simply seeing if a term exists. In fact, term matches are not done. Semantic topic matches are however. So stop thinking in terms of keywords. It is a waste. Think topic. The URL can be divided into 4 basic ...


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You can set the canonical link on your article to be your website, so that any SEO benefits will be redirected there. The only caveat it seems, is that you need to use Medium's import tools. Here is a page from Medium talking about it. https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/217991468-Duplicate-Content-and-SEO


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Looks like it. It even looks like Google recommends using pushShate and prefers it over hash bangs.


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Google will still crawl the page, but if there is information about your page on dmoz, Google wont display that information on it's search result page. One source Google uses to generate snippets is the Open Directory Project. You can direct us not to use this as a source by adding a meta tag to your pages. To prevent all search engines (that ...


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When Google fetches any page, the first thing it does is store the code. The reason for this is simple. Google needs to process your web page in different ways at different times and it is far better to reference your page from it's index than to fetch it each and every time. This is where the cache comes from. If you see that the cache does not look as ...


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Looks like this was because of Google experimenting something. Today when searching with the same keyword Google displays the description as expected, everything shown from beginning and trimming last few words. We did not changed anything during this entire time on the website so it was definitely from Google's end. Thank you for your help.


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This happens to just about everyone somewhere along the line. I had made a bad/silly mistake in an algorithm that detected bad bots and resulted in about 24,000 pages that told Google that it was a bad bot. Kinda funny when you think about it! You are not penalized. Your pages rank should all come back just fine. You were just serving the wrong page. Once ...


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Does Google just put that "First -" itself? Nope. Otherwise where might that be coming from? There are several things you will need to check since this is WordPress. All of them are misconfigurations of one kind or another Check your plugins to see if you have an SEO helper such as All in One SEO, Platinum SEO or Yoast SEO. if you have one, ...


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It is recommended to keep a sitemap.xml up-to-date and free of errors*. If you merge the content of www.example.com/one-yellow.html and www.example.com/one-yellow-means.html into www.example.com/one.html you probably (ideally) redirect them both to www.example.com/one.html. Other URLs that have been removed may serve an HTTP status 404 (not foud) or ...


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This is a good and specific question! I have answered this questions in parts all over the place, however, this question is specific enough to warrant it's own answer which will be very direct and helpful to others. First things first. Search is NOT about keywords. Google does not make direct term matches. Not even close. So please stop thinking in terms ...


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Short answer: No, there isn't, and in fact it might be a detriment. Longer answer: You're asking the wrong question. Bear with me for a moment here :) Google does its best to understand your site in a way that visitors to it will. It's only a bot, but it's pretty clever and the algorithms are constantly being updated. If you want to game Google, it ...


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Search pages should be disallowed from crawling with the robots.txt see John Mullers comment on What is a best canonical URL for a search result page? thanks dan!


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In short, Google don't guarantee Rich Snippets will be shown even if correctly coded. Google does not guarantee that Rich Snippets will show up for search results from a particular site even if structured data is marked up and can be extracted successfully according to the testing tool. ...


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If possible do always use absolute links instead of relative ones. Why? Because relative links may cause crawl errors. Especially when it comes to alternate links you should make sure the bot finds exactly the URL you want it to crawl. Further it is not a good idea to use parameters for language indication. Please visit the following guides on multi ...


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Yes. The definition of the href attribute for the link element says: […] must contain a valid non-empty URL potentially surrounded by spaces This links to the definition of valid non-empty URL, which links to the definition of valid URL, which says that is has to be a URL that conforms to the authoring conformance requirements in the URL standard ...



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