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The base64 image option should be used where you would only have a very small number of images and you want to eliminate the network overhead of fetching a picture from the server. However from what you are indicating in the question I assume this could scale to a large number of images. In this case I would use a single 1px x 1px transparent image from the ...


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To complete the other answers, there is no authoritative database of complete IP -> name mappings. DNS provides for two kinds of mappings: name -> IP. Multiple names can map to a single IP IP -> name (aka "reverse"). A given IP can map only to a single name. Whether there is actually a reverse (IP -> name) mapping and what it points to is subject to the ...


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The reason it was marked invalid is because it was deprecated, i.e. at the time you tested it was no longer part of the current HTML spec. It's now been reintroduced to the HTML5 spec, albeit with a different use. Helpful discussion here. While there is a relationship, technical validity and desirability or efficacy for the purposes of SEO are not ...


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Some SEOs are wary of using these non-Latin characters in URLs because of the way it might display in certain browsers, or in certain text cases when the link is copied and pasted somewhere online. While having spammy-looking links is never a good thing, I personally think the possible benefit in search results is worth the drawback. For ...


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There's nothing to fix here. These are false alarms. "I fear this is dragging down my SEO" -- no. SEO is defined by what Google actually does, not what some broken SEO reporting tool made by a third party says. The tool is broken. It's claiming Google has problems with Tel: links, when that is not true. I'm pretty sure Google knows how to handle Tel: ...


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From the google SEO guidelines (Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide - Page 4): Use brief, but descriptive titles Titles can be both short and informative. If the title is too long, Google will show only a portion of it in the search result. AVOID: using extremely lengthy titles that are unhelpful to users stuffing unneeded keywords ...


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Don't know if it's possible with simple command, but there are special "Reverse-IP" services just for that, check that one for example: http://viewdns.info/reverseip/ Apparently if you share IP with other domain, that is considered... malicious, like it's sending spam or spreading some viruses or having some "illegal" content, then your good domain also ...


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What is Fair? To begin with, Google can certainly penalize any sites performance within it's own search engine for what it feels is unacceptable behavior in particular with respect to their ability to earn money as a business. This is their right. It is their property. You do not have to participate in their services and by doing so, they have the right to ...


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To answer your question directly: No, in most cases there is no negative impact for sharing an IP with a bad domain. How do I know this? I am the SEO oracle. I come from the future to save humanity. Kidding, but only sort-of. If there was such a thing as IP penalization, we would be seeing far far different search results than what we do today because many ...


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In HTML5, keywords is one of the standard metadata names. It defines steps that user agents must follow to obtain the page’s list of keywords. One of these steps is: Split the value of the element's content attribute on commas. As the linked definition of "split a string on commas" explains, "leading and trailing whitespace" will be stripped: ...


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It generally makes little difference. A 301 redirect may cause a short term drop in ranking, but nothing to worry about. An internal rewrite keeps the same URLs. You just need to be careful that you don't end up with duplicate content on multiple URLs.


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If you have inbound (back) links to your old pages, these may always come up first in search. However, other than that, the rest is easy. You can copy your content to your new domain. From your old domain, create a canonical link on your pages pointing to your new pages. That is it! Here is the Google page regarding canonical links: ...


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Definitely go with the data URI, unless you need support for IE < 8. (Browser support.) Embedding lots of tiny images directly in the HTML may look like it will take up more bandwidth than linking to them directly, but the increase will be mitigated by gzip; the only difference in the page's size will come from the difference in length between one data ...


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I would very much like to use wildcard redirects where possible (like in the directory structure that contains 2,000 MP3 files). If your server software is apache, then you can use the rewrite module to redirect some URLs to others using wildcard character sequences in the regex. For example, to redirect http://example.com/apple1, ...


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Search engines care about content of the web site and not IP addresses. Period. End of story. Now, if your IP address or domain name is a known spammer; different story.


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If you can create high quality sites, provide great user experience, and take care not to violate any of Google's webmaster guidelines, there is no problem with having multiple sites on a shared host. With that being said, your sites sound like they could be spammy. You sound like you are at risk of violating the policy against doorway pages. The example ...


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You could use a service that does "reverse IP lookup" to check for websites hosted on the same server / the same IP address. This service http://viewdns.info for example lets you simply enter a domain name into "reverse IP lookup" and spits out a list of other websites / domains hosted on the same address. The same here: ...


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Using ALM Performance as your keyword will mean you always struggle to compete with HP for that search term and anyone searching for your tool will find the HP tool instead, I would suggest choosing an alternate name.


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What counts for a search engine is textual content, it will filter out everything else. In-line CSS will contribute to the payload of the page and that affects the load speed.


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Okay. The reason I asked this question is for SEO purposes. On a quick scan using SEO crawler software (in this instance BrightEdge). We were scoring fairly low due to the abundance of 404 errors we were getting. This was due to the crawlers trying to follow the href="tel:5552234" links. It was treating them as relative links and thus resulting in 404 ...


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Not sure if this is the best method but you could obscure the link using javascript. I've mainly used this method to obscure "mailto" links or email addresses but it should work for you in this case as well. The HTML link would not be visible in the page source. The user would also have to have javascript enabled otherwise they would only see the text and ...


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How should I SEO a page like that? you should firstly think about: what SEO value has the page? To be honest, the answer would be: nearly zero. then you should think about users, who maybe are looking for your page. What they are looking for? Which are keywords? How high (rather low) is the search volume of those keywords? Not every page needs to be ...


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As this page is for people that can speak English and want to learn Italian, the URL path as well as most parts of the content (the header, the navigation, the footer, etc.) should be in English. If you care about semantic HTML, you should use lang="en" on the html element, and lang="it" on the elements that contain the Italian translation. I don’t agree ...


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I have them disallowed in my robots.txt... but it doesn't change anything, Google still show them, also on those pages contact, services,... I use Noindex from Yoast. Still no result. So what can I do else? Or maybe I do something wrong If you specifically don't want these pages indexed then you should use the noindex robots meta tag in the head section ...


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Try this command: ga('send', 'pageview', newUrl); It's used mainly for tracking pages/content loaded with AJAX but don't see any reason why it shouldn't work with "artificial inflating". You can also skip newUrl parameter.


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The problem is that "Home" is not a great title. Your page title should be something like: Kallpachay Summer Camp "Home" is a generic title used by lots of sites. Google is ignoring it because it doesn't describe your site at all. The text that Google is choosing is from a heading tag in the page source: <h2 class="Title ...


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The best you can do is disavow these domains in Google Search Console (webmaster tools). You can also block any referral from these sites so that anyone that follows the link will get an error. 403 is traditional and often signals to Google that you disapprove of the link though this is not absolute.


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Search engines have no obligation to honor this tag and no major search engine does. It does not affect a page's ranking, inclusion in a search engine's index, or crawl rate.


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The impact of those styling tags (itself) is very big near nothing. Ok, why is this exactly not what it seems to be? Several sources are talking about the impact of CSS styling, the impact of responsiveness (See links at question), and the impact of semanticity and saying usually completely different things. (Not least because they are created at different ...


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We get this question a lot. Use canonical tags (at least). A canonical tag simply points to the original page. It allows Google to know which page is to be indexed. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/139066?hl=en Look for the heading Indicate the preferred URL with the rel="canonical" link element for an example. There is also other good ...



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