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Google cares only about content (unique, correct headerts etc. ) and incoming links (from good sites with similar content) . Nothing more, nothing less :D


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The time you're spending on this should be spent on creating good content. Content will have a much much greater effect on your ranking than some category name. Rewriting an article to make it more interesting for the reader will be worth 10 times as much* as this. Keeping your readers interested in your page, making them stay longer and come back should ...


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Google will penalize pages with an excessive number of ads but you can have up to three ad blocks with no penalty (based on AdSense policy). As for page load it does effect pagerank but not a ridiculously huge amount compared to how content affects it.


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Country code top-level domains (ccTLD's) such as .tk (Tokelau, New Zealand) and .ga (Gabon) have extra weight in their own country's search engine (like google.tk and google.ga for instance) but that is as far as it goes. That being said however, some ccTLD are considered gTLD (generic) by Google, .tk being one of them as can be seen under the 'More about ...


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I doubt this will give you any problems (if anything, it should be a net benefit as it will reduce bounce). If there are any issues with inbounds not seeing the content they expect, it won't be a problem for long. Assuming you have pagination links set up properly and/or use sitemaps, Google will adjust its index in due course and begin directing users to ...


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There are a few things you should know. 1] Most websites are poorly optimized. 2] Most sites with SEO help are still poorly optimized. 3] Terms found in a URL domain name are significant. 4] Terms found within content can easily overcome the lack of the same terms within the URL domain name. 5] Keywords, in of themselves, is not how search works. 6] ...


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A sitemap is so that Google can index your pages without having to scrape and investigate every internal link. If you want something indexed, it should be in there. If you don't want it indexed - robots.txt it. It doesn't matter if you use multiple sitemaps or a single large file. There's no limits, advantages, disadvantages outside of management.


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Here's my answer considering your comments. Back end pages shouldn't be indexed by search engines because they are useless for visitors. It means that optimizing SEO of these pages is not necessary. To no-index these pages, you can use the no-index meta tag for the <head> section of your pages and add these pages to your robots.txt. If you can't ...


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This is a difficult question because even with hreflang markup, Google doesn't always excuse duplicate content. So the trick is to make the content sufficiently different. For online stores, this is actually easy. Include pricing info in the relevant currency (GBP/USD) and use schema.org markup for product, pricing, availability, shipping attributes. The ...


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Yes and no. It is content that ranks and image tags offer some to the total performance of the page, however, it is limited. Where your friend is right is engagement. Google looks for elements that offer engagement. An image is the most basic engagement there is. At one point, Google was not shy about saying that an image should exist at the top of the ...


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Don’t use another heading element for the duplicated content. Headings (h1-h6) serve various purposes (generating the document outline, navigation for screen reader users, etc.). A duplicated heading is useless and can be bothersome or lead to confusion. Using a different element and styling it according to your intended design is the correct way. Using p ...


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This sounds like a common misconception and understanding of linkage on the web and a typical view of many that are thinking about this all wrong... The average natural website's link profile will be made up of a higher percentage of nofollow links than followable links. This is common and to be expected. It isn't always the case though and some websites ...


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If you 301 redirect an URL then the search engine will merge the records on it's end. Your /latest is filed under /3.0, which is what it will index. This not only prevents /latest being a static resource request but prevents it from even appearing in search. According to best practices, duplicate content must be canonically linked. This means your latest ...


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In my honest opinion, that would be a very aggressive way to collect user emails and won't even serve the purpose you're looking for in the long run (they would temporarily feed in the email to access the content but later unsubscribe) Such overlays are also bad for ultimate UX since it's nothing short of forcing people to part their emails to read your ...


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Google requires that any content that it indexes be available to searchers under their first click free policy. You may require that users give you their email address, but only after allowing them to view one page of content hassle free when coming from a Google search.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Simple anwser is : Install some redirect plugin that use header 301 (for example https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/) and simply redirect non-existed links (get a list form google search console) to existing content. This will reduce 404 errors ,and you will not lose movement on site


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Per Google's definition, this could be considered cloaking. It really depends on how much the content varies and if it's consistent otherwise. There's bound to be some give but Google is the only one who can tell you if you've crossed it. Check Search Console for any Manual Actions.


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Use Adwords Keyword tool. GA isn't going to give you the information you are looking for. Check the link below. Adwords, SEMRush and keywordtool.io are going to be your best bets. http://backlinko.com/google-keyword-planner


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If the page is using query strings to define the content, you can tell Google that this defines a 'new page' even if the URI is identical. You'll find this under Search Console. Go to Crawl -> URL Parameters and edit the various query strings Google has picked up. If you don't have a query string or a unique URI then what you're doing could be considered ...


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You should resize an image manually, rather than using styles to resize it. As reducing the file size will improve your download and load speed. Additionally, the effect of resizing an image via styles on rendering performance is small but present (at least when using background-image) From http://www.artlebedev.com/tools/technogrette/html/browser-...


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This question might belong in Stackoverflow and not here but you are including the complete stylesheets and scripts in each of your pages. That increases the download and computation time for each page significantly while the recommendation you speak of is only talking about less significant amounts of styling and code. Doing what you show can increase your ...


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Based on a strict reading of Google's webmaster guidelines and definitions it is considered cloaking, it may not have been designed to present alternate content to Google over the users but as it has that effect Google needs to treat it as such.


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Due to the way that most crawlers work they will detect your site as being spammy and penalize it. It will most likely still appear in the search engine indexes as long as it isn't reported as a malicious site but you will not rank very highly at all unless you have very specific niche keywords which other sites do not use or someone does a search ...



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