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Spaces in URLs should be encoded. That would eliminate foo abc.jpg as the canonical. Here is a question that addresses how the space should be encoded: In a URL, should spaces be encoded using %20 or +? Spaces may only be encoded as a + in the query string portion of the URL, so that eliminates the foo+abc.jpg as the canonical. Your canonical URL ...


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You need to conditionally serve a different robots.txt file based on which domain/host has been accessed. On Apache you can do this in .htaccess: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(example1\.com|example2\.com)$ RewriteRule ^robots\.txt$ /robots-disallow.txt [L] This is specific to your example, where it will serve a "disallow" robots.txt ...


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They can do SEO without these tools but for doing it perfectly they need the access to Google Search Console and Google Analytics. For example, Using Google Search Console They can get notified about your site’s issues/penalties The ‘Search Analytics’ (search queries) report details a list of keywords a website ranks for and the number of impressions and ...


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You've just identified why phpMyAdmin should be only accessible through a protected backend like cPanel... or other means. If Google indexes it, you will be providing a Google Dork, the term for inept server admin mistakes. Lock down access to it via your .htaccess file with either a login or by limiting the ip addresses that can see the link with a 403 ...


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From the very beginning, Google primarily utilized three perspectives when using semantics and ranking: one, link text and value to the target page; two, the title tag of the target page; and three, the content itself. One of the interesting research results the project found was that performing a search against the title tag was about 2% more effective than ...


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Simple answer. Terrible. Besides the fact that there will be duplicate content that will not appear in the SERPs, purchasing additional domains does not solve problems, it creates them. It is always far better to build and focus on one domain than to divide your efforts. As well, any domain with just a few pages can never rank. Especially a new domain. Any ...


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Yes and no. I have a website that has two versions of the site. One for desktop, one for mobile. The mobile website has a fixed viewport of 380 and according to Google's Mobile Ready Test my website is mobile friendly. It also shows up in mobile search results as being mobile friendly. Google says that a fixed width viewport is accepted but it is not ...


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Don't worry about small things like this. It's perfectly fine to have both links. Don't nofollow either of the links. With regard to the home page links… Having the logo linked to the homepage provides the conventional link to the root. http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/81727/why-is-it-standard-for-a-website-logo-to-navigate-to-the-home-page Having ...


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The visible PageRank that you will be able to access in any tool/browser extension (toolbar PageRank) has not been updated since December 2013. It has been pretty much discontinued so don't expect it to update again in the future. There is no "official" announcement as such but it has come from Google that it is unlikely that it will be updated ever again. ...


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There are no SEO benefits to serving a compressed XML sitemap over serving one that is not compressed. The advantage of compression is simply to save bandwidth and the time it takes to download. (If your sitemap is huge.) Note that the limits for the size of the sitemap are the uncompressed size (ie. 50MB uncompressed for Google).


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The problem with this setup is that two requests are made to the server. One to load the initial HTML and one to load the actual data through AJAX. This alone can be enough to create a negative impact on SEO especially if all of the required content to be presented on the screen requires AJAX. Also you mentioned your site takes a few seconds to load. This ...


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I work on a similar website where I manage this with PHP. In my .htaccess I have a line reading: RewriteRule ^robots.txt$ robots.php In robots.php I have the following: <?php header('Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8'); if($_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']=='www.allowed-site.fr'){ echo 'User-agent: * Disallow: Host: ...


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Google's systems treat new gTLDs like other gTLDs. They even wrote a post on the subject a few weeks back to cover off all the misconceptions out there. http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/googles-handling-of-new-top-level.html


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May be this example will help you <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/VisualArtwork"> <link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://rdf.freebase.com/rdf/m.0439_q" /> <h1 itemprop="name" lang="fr">La trahison des images </h1> <p> A <span itemprop="artform">painting</span> also known as ...


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You should NOT use nofollow on one of the links. nofollow tells search engines that you can't vouch fer the authenticity of the link. It may have been automatically created by a user or spammer. If you tell search engines they can't trust one such link on the page, they will automatically assume they can't trust either link on the page. Using nofollow ...


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In general, hyphenated URLs are better for seo than the id. Two main advantages - Google Ranking - The keywords in link have some ranking factor as it tells a lot about the content inside the page. Although this factor is just 1 out of only G knows how many. Higher CTR - I believe this is very important reason for having nice readable URLs. The keywords ...


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You have done your research and seem to have a good handle on the situation. To sum up: Using robots.txt would prevent search engines from crawling the PDF files. If third party sites linked directly to the PDF files, then search engines might include the URLs in the search index (but would still not be able to index their contents.) Using X-Robots-Tag ...


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Your issue is duplicate content. Specifically, there is another page on the internet with substantially the same biography: http://csteps.illinois.edu/dr-emma-mercier/ When Google sees the same biography on two different pages, it will choose only one of them to index.


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Duplicate content is no longer determined in a linear fashion. Today, duplicate content is determined using a semantic scoring method so that near duplicate content will still be seen as duplicate. This is because spammers would simply rearrange the content to avoid content as being flagged as duplicate. As well, n-gram phrase recognition is used to ...


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I originally read you question as the number of indexed pages from your sitemap is 1500 and that you are worried. Then I thought about it. Perhaps there are things you need to know. If your site is new, then it will take quite a while for a new site to be indexed. I am not sure how old your site is, but it can take as much as a year for some sites to sink ...


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I'm working on a website where a lot of the page content is generated by javascript by getting JSON from the server. .... Are these techniques alright when it comes to search engines indexing my site? ... just to save on bandwidth. This is a bad idea. What you're describing is that you have some basic HTML loaded and then a call to a special file on ...


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There are pros and cons for using both of the options. In point of SEO however it doesn't matter. Using relative links (Method 2 in your question) is good if you need to change the domain in later point, as it will keep your html files fully functional (if you keep the same structure of course). The con of using this method is mainly the chance for ...


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Yes, of course. You can setup a custom dimension depending on tag parameter in URL. How it could be coded? Getting value of tag param and sending to analytics function visitor(key_str) { if(window.location.search) { var query = window.location.search.substr(1); ga('send', 'pageview', { 'audience': query }); }} Remember that custom dimension need to be ...


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Google has gotten really good at reading & processing JavaScript-based content for web-search. For the most part, if the files (JS, CSS, as well as any AJAX/JSON/JSONP responses) aren't blocked by robots.txt and can be crawled normally, we'll be able to render the pages like a browser would, and will use that for web-search. I suspect at some point we'll ...


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If you want the SEO company to do their work properly, you should give them full access to the metrics. I'm understanding your concerns about shering the data, but everything is about trust, right? Also don't think your keywords are so hidden. In a professional SEO tools, you can check in which keywords some domain is ranking. I'll tell you why the SEO ...


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The SEO company can still effectively do their job without access to Google Search Console, but you are tying both hands behind their back. That said, if you don't trust them enough to give them access to your data, perhaps you're better off with a different firm.


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Yes you need to give an SEO company access to your stats in order for them to track/validate historicals and fresh changes. However, it sounds like you should be working with a different SEO company. Just because they ranked your competition does not mean that 100+ other companies couldn't do the same or better, for the same or cheaper. This would be the ...


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All responsible SEO and digital marketing companies sign and send across a non-disclosure agreement to their clients. Ask them for one, if they don't use them then question why they don't.


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They can find almost everything without your permission, every seo can do it for you and your competitors at the same time anytime. A seo professional can look at all those things without even you knowing about it. So they can find out everything about your site. And they don't have to ask you for permission because checking out the code your site sends to ...


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Where to begin? I will stick with Google because, Who knows what Bing is doing? Your question is actually a rather broad one that requires a bit of understanding. So once again, I will get into a mini-tutorial so that you better understand what you are asking and the answer. When people think of SEO, they think in terms of one page top-to-bottom and in a ...



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