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Contrary to the URLs, there is no difference for SEO to use lowercase or uppercase for the <p> tag. As far as I know, search engines don't pay attention to it. The only case where it may have an impact (not sure), is for the acronyms. However, you should write a sentence in the correct way (in respect of language rules; here the English) because all ...


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You can have multiple sitemaps per website, and this is a great example of when that makes sense. You should make sure you have a Sitemap Index listing each of your sitemaps. It will probably look something like: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> <sitemap> ...


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I think you answered your own question in the first statement. Using the same anchor text for a lot of your links is not a good idea. Instead, try using something more descriptive. However, this is very common so I would not get fixated on this unless your entire page says nothing but "read more". Search engines are smart enough to recognize that "Read ...


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It is redundant and unnecessary. /* Applies to all robots */ User-agent: * Disallow: /page/ Disallow: /ajax Disallow: *?back*


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The short version: yes, this will be harmful. Aside from grammatical errors, the repetitive nature of the content as well as the actual content itself suggests you are creating 800+ pages of marketing spam. Expect the Search Engines to react accordingly.


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Search engines see both dashes and slashes as word separators, so they will be able to parse either of your URLs. Traditionally slashes in URL paths represent directory structures. Because of this, some users may expect that if you use /blue/suede-shoes/ they should be able to find a page at /blue/ with information about all your blue products. I would ...


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Will you lose SEO value? 301-headers will transfer all* SEO value from the naked version to the www version, you have nothing to worry about, as long as the pages keep existing (which should be the case if you only switch to www.). Don't forget sitemaps, and other XML files which might contain your domain. * I've read about loosing the tiniest bit due to a ...


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Those pages are not high quality pages. Who would want to land on page five of unanswered questions on this site? Nobody. These are low quality pages because: They only a list made of of content found elsewhere on your site. If a user does land on this type of page, they have to click to the content. Even if a user does want a list of this type of ...


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No, you are categorically not allowed to title your business name on Google My Business (formerly Google Places and Google Local Business) with anything other than your physical registered business name even if your domain name is something different. Google's quality guidelines for local business confirm this: Your name should reflect your business’ ...


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This falls under Google's prohibition of doorway pages in their search index: Some examples of doorways include: ... Multiple pages on your site with similar content designed to rank for specific queries like city or state names They also say how they deal with sites that use such pages: Google may take action on doorway sites and other sites ...


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Updated Answer: Use rich snippets to markup the article. Add the proper linking to the article in your sitemap. submit/resubmit the sitemap to Google via webmaster tools. Ping the sitemap to google/yahoo/bing. You can choose to publish the article via prweb or other syndication sources so a publication date associated to you is already in the global www ...


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I think a lot of people get very fixated on SEO "techniques" and what the latest algo is. Basing your decisions on the very frequent changes that Google makes is not the best way to run a site or a business. Unless, you are using black hat techniques and are trying to stay ahead of Google catching you. Focus on things you can control You will never guess ...


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Google cares not one whit. Really. All non-alphanumeric characters are essentially ignored. From a programmers point of view, the URI is parsed and indexed using word boundaries and anything that is not a word, is ignored. It is that simple. If you asked which one I personally prefer using, I would say - over +. I think it is more human friendly and the ...


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You can arm yourself against this by using the rel=author meta tag for all your content then you are claiming it as your own. If people should copy your content, they will get "outed" with the engines. It comes down to building Author Ranking. Check also this one: Google Confirms Author Ranking; What Does That Mean To You?. But if someone stole your ...


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Since you're just launching, be safe in regards to SEO. If you get hit by Panda, it's a very deep hole to crawl out of, so avoid that ;) For these pages you're considering, separate the utility for human visitors from the utility for search engines. If the pages help a visitor find a specific product offered by a specific local retailer, then they ...


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Not sure if you saw this. Here is a guide from Google describing tactics for your seperated mobile URL situation: Method for mobile with 2 URL's Basically you set the desktop site as canonical, and mobile as alternate, then use tags to point bots to either-or mode using a preferred hierarchy. Do almost the same for sitemap, only you can use rel and ...


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Option 2. The reason is simple. You are trying to rank your content on a page by page basis and not each page for your website name. That will not do you any good. Each page has to compete on it's own in the search engine result page (SERP) and that means that you must signal what is important for that page. Follow the headline read order method where the ...


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As far as a search engine is concerned, either is good. Special characters are completely ignored when indexing. Search engines break any URL/URI into terms using word boundaries (programming term) and ignore special characters since they have no value what so ever. Use whatever method feels best to you and your users.


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The only way that Google knows your page is about bears is that you give it content about bears when it crawls the page. When Google crawls the page, you have to choose whether it is about bears or lions. Then Google ranks the page for the appropriate term. When Googlebot crawls, it doesn't send a referrer, so you can't make the decisions based on the ...


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It sounds like you are on dangerous grounds. I assume that Googlebot will always get the same page since, according to your example, there is no search involved. But please do know that Google checks pages using domain names, IP addresses and agents other than Google's own to validate that a page is not cloaked. What you are describing falls within the ...


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In June 2009 (five and half years ago!), Matt Cutts of Google stated: "If you have the best site, we will try to find it and we will try to rank it highly, regardless of whether it's table-based or CSS-based." Source: Matt Cutts, Google Webmaster Central, June 2009 See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL_GZwoC2uQ (duration: 49 seconds)


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I would leave everything as is and let SEO by Yoast do the work for you. You should use rel="canonical" on your subsequent pages or rel="prev" and rel="next". Or you can use both. Here is what Google recommends: In cases of paginated content, we recommend either a rel=canonical from component pages to a single-page version of the article, or to use ...


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This one is rather easy. You do not have a description meta-tag. Search engine result page (SERP) snippets generally come from the description meta-tag though another closer matching content snippet can be used instead to satisfy the searchers intent. While the site does look good, you have made some fundamental SEO mistakes. Your title tag is too ...


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There is an accepted usage of anchor tags without href attributes: Named anchors such as: <a name=sectionA>Section A</a> Search engines are fine with that, so they should be fine with your a tag with no attributes as well. They won't see it as a link and they won't try to pass link juice to it.


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The suggestion doesn’t make sense. You can’t specify meta-keywords in an HTTP header. (Only meta elements with an http-equiv instead of a name attribute can alternatively be specified with HTTP headers.) It’s also not true that you would need CGI for sending an HTTP header. This could be achieved directly within your server configuration, too (for example, ...


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As you want to use HTML5, you should consult the only document that matters, the HTML5 specification: The HTML5 spec is http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/REC-html5-20141028/. Search for "lang", and you’ll find the section The lang and xml:lang attributes. There it defines: Its value must be a valid BCP 47 language tag, or the empty string. "BCP47" is linked ...


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You may consider reading this about registering your domiain so you could host your blog on your site. Regarding search engine recognition, I suggest using OG social snippets in you header, this will allow search engines and social networking site s to recognise your site more easily. Just add these taggs before the </head> tag on your site. <meta ...


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You have a problem whether or not you have descriptions on your search pages: Google doesn't want to index your search results in their search results. You need to block your search results pages with robots.txt or add meta robots noindex tags to your search results pages. If you continue to allow your search results to be indexed by Google, Google could ...


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Yes that link have nothing to see. But you can use following if you want to remove page from google search : Remove page URL from google


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Forget static pages and categories. Forget multiple pages. Make one page with a dynamic client side builder. Anything else is spam duplication and will get your domain and IP blacklisted from indexes in a matter of hours. You can use AJAX + JSON to build customized downloads from the client side -- lets say customers want to build out + download a custom DB ...



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