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Page speed is a ranking factor to some degree, as mentioned by Matt Cutts in this related video (Aug 2013): Is page speed a more important factor for mobile sites?. However, pages are also ranked on their own merits. So that one page may not (should not) bring down the ranking of the other (fast) pages on your site (if that is what you are implying). But ...


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Yes. Whatever the web root for the subdomain is where you would put a robots.txt for that subdomain's contents. It will not affect the root domain and the root domain's robots.txt will not affect the subdomain.


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It's a blackhat SEO technique if you want to manipulate search engines rankings. It can be considered as OK if the links are hidden for better user experience. See this page on Google support for more information. Indeed, a hidden link is not seen by visitors instead of search engines bots. It can be considered as cloaking and it's punished by search ...


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From SEO perspective it does not matter which one you use. Either approach will not effect you SEO directly. It might effect your CTR because the URLs look messy. When it comes to SEO, the issue here is not really about which way to output the URL's (like your way better) but what to do with the generated pages. You have two options: 1. If you want your ...


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Repeating a link will not cause extra PageRank to be passed to that page, nor will it cause link juice to get lost. Google usually only pays attention to the anchor text from the first link. If one of the links has a rel nofollow on it, then Google treats all the duplicate links as if they were nofollowed. (Why should they trust any if you say they can't ...


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The only case in which I know that Google prefers some top level domains over others is in the case of geo-targetable country domains. Google has a list of generic top level domains. As long as the top level domain is on this list, Google will show the site globally in search results. For country code domains not on the list (eg .de, .it, .br), it will ...


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Google places sites into the Google sites with various TLDs according to interest/performance and language. For example, there is not much need for Chinese language .cn sites in Google.com mostly because of the language. For this reason, many companies in China have begun registering and moving their sites to .com TLDs with English language sites to expand ...


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It is very hard to get local directory sites ranked in search engines these days regardless of whether or not the content is temporary. See this parody letter purportedly from Google, but really written by somebody unhappy that Google is not including directories in the search engine often. As for your temporary premium listings, I wouldn't change the URL ...


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Never treat Googlebot any different than actual site visitors You should never treat Google bot any different from actual users. Redirecting Googlebot using user agent or other similar tactics and not users will likely harm your site as its against Google's guideline rules. Cosmetic changes say hello to canonical links If the beta site has the same ...


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The best way to do this is with a rel canonical link tag in the head of each of your pages. So the home page of both your main site and your bet site would have this: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/" /> And foo.html on each would have this: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/foo.html" /> That way Google knows ...


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The amount of time that users spend on your site after clicking on a webinar link that has been sent to them via email will in no way change your Google rankings. Here is a video by Google's Matt Cutts where he addresses whether or not Google uses Google Analytics data as a ranking factor. The answer is "no". Google does care about the experience its ...


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Hidden content is fine as long as you have a way of accessing that information... To extend on Johns answer you can hide content from both users and search engines if the content can be viewed by a action. What this means is any content that is hidden must have a way of being viewed by both users and search engines. Ideal CSS Method This can be done in ...


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Don't show content only to search engines and not to users. This is called cloaking is a violation of the search engines terms of service. If this content is never going to be seen by users then you should remove it from the HTML completely.


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Yes. This is a very common thing and is highly recommended for three simple reasons; it can effect your listing in the search engine results page (SERP), it can effect local searches, and it is a trust metric/factor for your site. You can find some examples here: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/business-location-pages/schema.org-examples Here is ...


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If Google isn't indexing words contained within scripts, then the words need to be added to the HTML where Googlebot does pick up on them. So that all the data isn't duplicated, it can be removed from the script. The JavaScript can pull the text out of the HTML document and use it. The text in the page can be hidden via CSS. This should not be ...


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Some things you can do: a. 301 redirect all URLs, so that .ac.uk/anything goes to .co.uk/anything (yes, including /sitemap.xml, /robots.txt, etc. The one exception could be your Google Webmaster verification file, but it's probably easier to handle verification through DNS in this case). b. Use Google Webmaster Change of Address tool c. Try to change as ...


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Google does not treat CSS content the same as that on page Generally Google will only attempt to index content that is actually embedded within the page content associated with an appropriate tag such as <img>. You can however attempt to force Google's hand by adding the path of the background image into a image sitemap. Some Schema markups require ...


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From my experience, linking from within the same industry does not provide value. In some cases can incur a penalty. I once worked on a project where, we'll say plumbers, started linking to other plumbers not in their area, for SEO purposes. This ended up getting all of the plumbers banned from the index. This ban took 2 years to fix, and required some ...


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You say you have checked Google's multilingual guidelines pages, but have you implemented the rel="alternate" hreflang= mark up, either on the pages source code or in sitemaps? If not you should do that, as it can help Google discover and understand the connection between your translated pages. If you haven't already, make sure all your URLs are in a ...


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Okay. I just read the article and watched the video and the article is rather misleading. It is, while a milder form, a misunderstanding of what Matt Cutts was saying. This happens often even by experts in the field. One needs to listen to what Matt says carefully and not read into what is said too much. Often, people hear what they want to hear and run with ...


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There are two things you have to keep in your mind: The easier to remember, the better you have to be able to remove each part in the url without breaking it This makes your 3 examples rather easy: A http://www.example.com/category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/article/ID B http://www.example.com/ID/category/sub-category/sub-sub-category/article C ...


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Good catch! If you're blocking a page with robots.txt then crawlers will not able able to read the noindex meta tag. In these cases you should send the x-robots-tag HTTP header either via server-side code or .htaccess. .htaccess example: X-Robots-Tag: noindex Sample PHP code: header('X-Robots-Tag: noindex');


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Sub-domains are effected by trust scores and site scores which include content quality of the parent domain though for the most part, they operate as separate sites. Here are just some of the considerations for using sub-domains from an answer yesterday: How my website will be ranked if I host multilanguage blogs under my domain? The topic is different, but ...


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The answer to your question is both Yes and No. First lets start with possible reasons for using a hidden link: You're trying to abuse search networks, botpush, stuff, or sneak in data You're using JS to unhide it somehow client side like in an accordion You're using it like a honeypot and its well protected with nofollow/robots.txt Neither of these, its ...


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You can't server-side redirect from http://www.example.com/#!page1 to http://www.example.com/#!page2 because the server doesn't see the fragment ("#!page1"). For AJAX-crawling, you'd need to redirect from the old crawlable URL to the new displayed URL, which will ultimately result in the new crawlable URL being crawled. So in short: 301 redirect from ...


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Throw keyword density out of your mind. That is soooooo 2008. Single page sites can be a bit of a problem. This is because if not done right, all of your content looks like a single ever changing page to the search engines which really fouls-up SEO rightly. (Sorry, I should mute SkyNews- it is bringing out the Scots in me. That's bloody well better!) What ...


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Q. What is "content"? A. Everything between the <body> tags. Not just the bit you call "content" at the bottom of the page. The text "Thank you for contacting us..." is one of the first bits of textual content in the page source, and you don't have a meta description, so it can't be too much of a surprise that this text is appearing as the description ...


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Putting keywords in the title attribute doesn't give SEO value to the linked site and the page of the link. However, the anchor of a link gives SEO value to the linked site and the page of the link. Consequently, regarding optimizing the SEO value of a link, keywords in the anchor needs to be seriously considered instead of the "title" attribute. However, ...


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If you point two domains to the same website/content this is duplicate content and exactly what Google does not want. They want one authoritative URL for all content to display in their search results. If you want two domains to display the same content you need to decide which one is the one you want in Google's search results and make that the canonical ...


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No, this wouldn't be recommended or beneficial in terms of SEO. Search engines need it quite clear that one page is the single most important page for ranking for terms X, Y and Z. If you start duplicating category names in the page titles for product pages, this essentially dilutes the relevancy for those category terms on the category pages. I.e - the ...



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