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Sitemaps can be dynamic just like web pages. Just have a PHP script grab those names from the database and make a loop to echo out the XML for each one. Also, make sure you output the proper content type for your XML. That's it. The code below is a basic script for generating a dynamic XML sitemap. Please not this is only an example intended to point you, ...


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You have nothing to worry about. You can use display: none; to switch menus. Search engines are much better at understanding JS and CSS. As long as you are not intentionally trying to manipulate things to get a better ranking. Using display: none; to hide big blocks of text will get you penalized. So if you are only using to hide your desktop menu on ...


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Defeating this is easy and has nothing to do with doing this on the server side. All they have to do is compare a page that you serve to the Googlebot user agent and one to a bot or human that is not. The pages will be different and you will be caught and penalized for cloaking. It's that simple.


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Google ranks HTTPS sites higher. Well-configured HTTPS sites are also a lot faster (thanks to SPDY), and that also affects ranking. The HTTP site is considered separate from the HTTPS site, and to avoid duplicate content you need to pick one of the sites (normally the HTTPS one) as canonical. See here for more info on redirects, linking, and transitioning ...


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Google expects differences between mobile and desktop sites. Even major differences, including differences in link structure, are not a problem. Google crawls the web with different Googlebot user agents for mobile. As long as your server shows that version of Googlebot the same thing that your actual mobile users see, you don't have any penalty risk. ...


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I'd say that once you submit your sitemap and request a recrawl then Googlebot should start crawling and indexing again as you hope. From our point of view, once we're able to recrawl and reprocess your URLs, they'll re-appear in our search results. There's generally no long-term damage caused by an outage like this, but it might take a bit of ...


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Reading through your questions it seems to me that you think that you only need to do one redirect. That is the case if you are moving a carbon copy of the site. If you changed things around then it gets a little trickier. What would be the best redirect to use? 301 redirect is best if you are moving your site permanently. Here is a great article about ...


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Your goal is excellent, and I think the approach you are looking for is already existent in CSS as @media and display. One option HTML <a href="#" class="menu_links"><span class="hidetext">Graphic </span>Design</a> CSS @media screen { span.hidetext { display: none; } } @media aural { span.hidetext { display: inline; } } ...


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...it still is possible to upload disavow files again and again. Does anybody know for sure that google will count links again even though they have been disavowed once? From the Google Blog post about the new Disavow tool: Q: I uploaded some good links. How can I undo uploading links by mistake? A: To modify which links you would like to ignore, ...


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Be careful! The cited link (http://moz.com/search-ranking-factors/survey) is a list of reported beliefs from SEOs. It often does not reflect reality, but rather how far afield our so-called SEO experts are while living in an echo-chamber of their own making. This yearly survey is evidence of the echo which is growing quite weary. It is no wonder why the ...


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Although Google does submit some forms, your best bet for them to find that content is to use an XML Sitemap. It is intended for telling search engines where to find your content, particularly content that cannot be reached via links. Creating an HTML sitemap would be fine, too. Search engines don't like lists of links when they're used as content. But ...


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The typical term for links from your content on other sites that is fetched by JavaScript is "Widget SEO". The biggest danger in distributing widgets is that Google may view the links that go with them as "unnatural" and penalize your site. Matt Cutts has a video about the subject where he strongly advises using nofollow on any link that goes along with ...


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I generally advise against this. The reason is simple. There often is little to no value in actually changing domain names. Having said that, there are times where a domain name change is required. The simplest way to do this is to set-up a blanket 301 redirect from your old domain to your new domain name. In the case where a page is removed, and you want ...


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No. These and others are not toxic sites. Google knows these kinds of sites very well and discount their links to your site. Often, these links will add a small value to your overall profile, but are considered very low quality none-the-less. Be careful not to disavow links unless you know that they are toxic. It is a bad practice to disavow links as a ...


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Google is attempting to append your site name to your title. Most sites put the site name at the end of titles themselves because: It is good for branding It differentiates your listing in the search results and makes users more likely to click Its better at the end of the title than at the beginning because having the site name get truncated isn't a big ...


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Watermarks are excellent. Some image editors allow you to embed copyright data into the image that is extremely difficult to remove since it is interspersed within the image data. You can optionally register this trademark data with a registry though it is not necessary. I have used http://www.smalleranimals.com/thumb.htm to do this for me in the past. It ...


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This is by design and is how Google works. It does not necessarily use the meta description in the SERPs if it thinks other text on the page is more relevant to what the user has searched for.


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I think it's more likely Google ignores disavows unless they also think the link is spam. If you had no unnatural links to begin with, it would have no effect. Cyrus disavowed ALL links to his blog, yet it did not change rankings. Traffic only changed after an algorithm update, which would have lowered traffic anyway. I believe Google is trying to make ...


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A sitemap does not usually help get pages indexed. See The Sitemap Paradox. To get pages indexed: You need to link to each page from some other page or preferably multiple other pages. Include enough unique content on each profile that Google doesn't view the pages as duplicate. Provide a good landing page experience for anybody coming to the page ...


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The Google Webmaster Quality Guidelines clearly specifies that using hidden text is viewed as deceptive and a violation. Using Irrelevant keywords could also be considered keyword stuffing, which they indicate here refers to: loading a webpage with keywords or numbers in an attempt to manipulate a site's ranking in Google search results. Often these ...


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Google WMT feature to 'Add a site' asks users to enter a URL, and gives example 'www.example.com' - which is not helpful when trying to add an https site To add the https version of the site, just look at the URL in WMT for http version and change it from https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dashboard?authuser=0&siteUrl=http://www.domain.com to ...


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For trusted sites such as Facebook, the link structure you use will not affect the SEO of your website at all. There is a small chance that allowing the follow will help your page on Facebook. When you link to content, you are telling Google, "I trust this page." If you have a habit of trusting crappy pages, then Google thinks you have bad taste in friends ...


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I disagree with the comment that SEO is extremely complex. Actually, it is common sense stuff. There is no magic, voodoo, special formula, incarnations, specific sequence of buttons and switches, etc. You do not need the voodoo priestess Bloody Mary to come to your house or office. How search engines work is very simple and only a handful of techniques that ...


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Sitemaps have almost no effect on rankings. You don't need a sitemap to have your pages rank well. In fact, it has been suggested that using sitemaps is a red herring. You instead should be spending time making sure your site links to all your content. See The Sitemap Paradox. The only time that I can imagine that submitting fresh sitemaps regularly ...


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If you redirect a page to another page, then Google will no longer index the redirected page. Implementing a redirect removes the content. If you are moving a site from one domain to another without changing the content, you can use the change of address feature in Google Webmaster Tools. When doing so, your new site will take the place of your old site ...


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Crawlers are pretty good with handling JS now a days. Page load times I think is more important in terms of User Experience and will effect your CTR as well many other engagement metrics which could indirectly effect your SEO. Honestly though, I would not get too concerned with this unless there is a HUGE lag in page load. Instead focus on why people ...


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A URL is a URL. It can have a query string or not. It can have subdirectories or not. But one format is not better than another as far as SEO goes. Search engines can work with all of them equally as well. Having said that, having a URL that clearly organizes and identifies the content of that resource is better than one that doesn't. Remember that users ...


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From https://blog.majestic.com/development/flow-metrics/ Trust Flow We start with a large list on manually reviewed URLs. These have a crowd-sourced level of trust but by no means include all the trusted sites on the web. It turns out, though, that trustworthy sites tend to link to trustworthy neighbours. Those neighbours also tend to link to ...


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Reciprocal links (especially site wide) are not as efficient compared to several years ago. Nowadays, a good link exchange would be a text link from a post content (in the beginning if possible) by using your brand names as anchor text (to make the link almost natural). The two links can point to the home page of the other site: One link from a blog post ...


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Reciprocal links are just bad if it’s been overused. You can only link to other pages as long as it’s relevant to your website. Try to link to other sites that will help to improve your backlinks naturally.



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