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You could make a very simple test to see if there is www in the URL, and if it hasn't, go to the www version via a 301 permanently moved header: if( substr($_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'],0,4)!='www.'){ header('Location: http://www.'$_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'].'/'.$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], true, 301); } Don't forget to set your canonical tags to www so bots know your ...


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The pages will be found and most likely be crawled. You're not far from the truth if you assume bots don't use Javascript. A crawler works similar to this: Go to a webpage and get it's contents Get all the information from the page, like keywords and all other SEO checks Get all internal and external links from the source Per link, go to step 1. It ...


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It isn't necessarily bad for SEO. You want to be careful of "sneaky redirects" (see https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2721217?hl=en), but this type of behavior should probably fall in acceptable territory. Honestly, from an SEO perspective, you'd be better off redirecting the broken URL to a legit page on your site via a 301 server side redirect. ...


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This answer hugely depends on what you are expecting as an answer. Google has not, and will not, reveal exactly how much weight each element is worth, nor am I aware of any case study that has proven SVG as in-viable. This answer is based on what we know and not what we hope Google loves responsive design :: SVG scales to any resolution :: GREAT! Google ...


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You're correct. Putting your test domain noindex and canonicalizing to old one is enough. Just remember to look for backlinks after testing. If you get something valuable, do redirect 301 from test domain to established one. But I would choose a subdomain or subfolder instead of a new domain. A new domain can be good if you have the same name with another ...


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That is going to happen to at least some point without your having to do anything. Google uses a load-balancing mechanism to load different Google sites according to the audience. It would not make sense for a data center to serve sites and pages that a portion of the world is not looking for or in a language that is not understood. The .com site will have a ...


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It has only been a few days... you really need to give Google more time. Search engines are notoriously slow because, think about it, they are indexing the entire Internet. See what the next couple of weeks gives you. Also keep in mind that Google Webmaster Tools is 2-3 days behind normally so you may see something different in the morning. (Updates about ...


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To start, I've never really found a hard and fast "best" answer here in terms of which setup will help you the most with Google. I've gone both routes and been able to get sites ranking in Google either way. You can be penalized for keyword stuffing (and other reasons) no matter what direction you go. Now, that said, in general, if you are looking at what ...


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From a SEO perspective, using a subdomain, www, splits up visits to the site though you can combine the data into one number. Some companies want to forgo the www since it just takes up space in advertising and is useless in a sense. Having a www, just to have one, is pointless and, should I say, old fashioned. However, unless there is a technical reason or ...


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It may "distract" Google when it analyzes your webpages, trying to give them a primary subject. So even if you do some kind of optimization, it may cause some kind of trouble. In a similar situation I've seen footer content on a text widget that appeared in the snippet description of some pages. But it all depends on what's actually your page, so we cannot ...


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Although a city name in the brand name can help, you should look past only this query. What about Bob's Shoes Hollywood (a city next to Timbuktu) and all other surrounding cities? You need to look at the broader search landscape instead of focusing on ranking for queries including "Timbuktu". There are other factors which go into ranking locally and you ...


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Users are now confident seeing TLDs of their country, or seeing the name of it after the .com example.com/france example.fr Are two good example. In the first case, you can have an "homepage" where you let people choose their country. Then, the country real homepage in the subdirectory would be the one you optimize for country specific visitors (and ...


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Go to your Google Analytics account and do the following: 1) Acquisition - All Traffic - Channels 2) Select Organic Search 3) Add a Secondary Dimension - Landing Page 3) Use the Advanced Filter and set it to Include - Landing Page - Exactly Matching - / or in your case /~u5410055/ You should now see all of your keywords for the home page. Keep in ...


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You should actually use Google Webmaster Tools for this kind of information. You can connect your website with GWT using your Google Analytics account and then just wait for a couple of days until the search queries will be shown in Search Traffic -> Search Analytics You can put in a filter for just the home page while still showing queries:


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The canonical URL should be the URL you want Google to show in their search results. So: http://www.somewebsite.com/product-category/12/this-is-my-product-name/


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Broken internal links are "worth fixing" according to Google's John Mueller. He works on Webmaster Tools and Sitemaps and he has the following to say about 404 errors that appear in Webmaster tools: HELP! MY SITE HAS 939 CRAWL ERRORS!!1 I see this kind of question several times a week; you’re not alone - many websites have crawl errors. ...


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Hiding links via AJAX on pages disallowed for indexation for SEO. Good or Bad & Why? I can honestly see zero benefit in doing this, so therefore, my answer to your question is Bad. I have pages that I've disallowed in robots.txt and if I don't want those pages to leak link juice to external and internal links that appear on those pages. Any ...


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Maybe someone is still seeing this question, so it could be useful to point out that Google no more supports Google Authorship https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnMueller/posts/HZf3KDP1Dm8 https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6083347?hl=en And it encourages the use of structured data. So, no more need to add rel=author for Google. It still exists as ...


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Perhaps you don't understand how google image search works. Like regular google searches it will return all results for the search word/phrase. So unless your name or search is unique there will be multiple results. If you are searching for your image by name there are a few things you ought be aware of. Is there actually an image with your name ...


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Faceted navigation / search filtering allows visitors to narrow their search for specific products. Such navigation features generate crawl paths that are of no real value to a search engine but are useful for humans. By adding meta noindex,follow to these pages it instructs the search engine to crawl into the product pages for indexing but keeps the faceted ...


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Neither is best... The best would be a domain name that you love, can brand and your customers will remember. The perfect formula for a good URL is something your visitors can read and understand just glancing, they trust Google enough that the page is relevant, and this is why its a fact that shorter domains and urls tend to be favored, hence why 2 ...


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Although a single URL for all devices is highly preferred, yes you can use them both on the same page. It works as long as the desktop version is always the canonical, and the mobile is always the alternate. According to Google: To help our algorithms understand separate mobile URLs, we recommend using the following annotations: On the desktop ...


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You can do in different ways: Dedicate a page to Cheapest all inclusive resorts and differentiate content from the "parent" page. So, modify your copy (concentrate on the "cheapest" aspect instead of generic descriptions), use different images, etc. In that way, you don't need to point canonical to anywhere because you have different and specialized ...


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There is no reason to assume that Google Search would punish a page if the page’s navigation is not using ul. Using ul for navigation is good for various reasons, but the ranking in search engines is most likely not one of them. That Google Search is showing "LoremIpsumDolorSitAmet" in your result snippet is maybe because you are not using block-level ...


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It can be appropriate to use br in heading elements. An example from the HTML5 spec: <h1>Ramones <br> <span>Hey! Ho! Let's Go</span> </h1> If it’s appropriate in your case depends on your actual content (a heading listing three keywords is most likely not a good idea in the first place). However, even for inappropriate uses ...


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Don't duplicate content in a web page. That's rarely appropriate for human readers and thats how the Google bot will view and analyse your entire page as a whole. You risk it concluding that you are doing a mild form of "keyword stuffing". If you want certain content to always be visible on screen on initial page-load (also known as 'above the fold') ...


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There is not enough information to make a full recommendation, however, I can say this: Make your site for humans and not machines. Any trick or scheme to increase search performance will largely fail. It is far better to create one good site than many lesser sites. Each sub-domain is a site. These will all be related within a single realm by virtue of ...


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You are right! It is tradition to have the www and therefore expected by many. Tradition that is many decades old should not be easily discarded. At the very least, you may not be capturing the traffic that expects the www. Normally, I would say that you need to choose one or the other, www or non-www, but both should exist with one redirecting to the ...


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You are over thinking this. Search engines use semantics more for weighting these days. While the old parser models still make sense, semantics plays a much larger role. Here are some answers that will provide some background before I answer your question more directly. This answer explains how content is weighted: Why would a website with keyword stuffing ...


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Yes. Add a robots.txt file that disallows either all robots or just the Google bot.



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