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You can set the canonical link on your article to be your website, so that any SEO benefits will be redirected there. The only caveat it seems, is that you need to use Medium's import tools. Here is a page from Medium talking about it. https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/217991468-Duplicate-Content-and-SEO


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This is a good and specific question! I have answered this questions in parts all over the place, however, this question is specific enough to warrant it's own answer which will be very direct and helpful to others. First things first. Search is NOT about keywords. Google does not make direct term matches. Not even close. So please stop thinking in terms ...


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It is recommended to keep a sitemap.xml up-to-date and free of errors*. If you merge the content of www.example.com/one-yellow.html and www.example.com/one-yellow-means.html into www.example.com/one.html you probably (ideally) redirect them both to www.example.com/one.html. Other URLs that have been removed may serve an HTTP status 404 (not foud) or ...


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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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Does Google just put that "First -" itself? Nope. Otherwise where might that be coming from? There are several things you will need to check since this is WordPress. All of them are misconfigurations of one kind or another Check your plugins to see if you have an SEO helper such as All in One SEO, Platinum SEO or Yoast SEO. if you have one, ...


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Short answer: No, there isn't, and in fact it might be a detriment. Longer answer: You're asking the wrong question. Bear with me for a moment here :) Google does its best to understand your site in a way that visitors to it will. It's only a bot, but it's pretty clever and the algorithms are constantly being updated. If you want to game Google, it ...


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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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Search pages should be disallowed from crawling with the robots.txt see John Mullers comment on What is a best canonical URL for a search result page? thanks dan!


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In general it might be a good idea to block crawling of search result pages, but there are cases where it can makes sense to allow crawling. For example, if your search is the only or the primary way to navigate the site, and especially if you offer filters (or search operators) with pre-defined search terms. So instead of having a separate /category/ ...


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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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In short, Google don't guarantee Rich Snippets will be shown even if correctly coded. Google does not guarantee that Rich Snippets will show up for search results from a particular site even if structured data is marked up and can be extracted successfully according to the testing tool. ...


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It has to do with the value of the page. If you Google for "tools" you're more likely to get "Home Depot" than search results with a wall of tools. I have some theatre companies I work with. If you search for some of the actors who have played parts, you will get the theatre company production page and not the actor's page. As far as Bing goes, well, ...


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This is domain cannibalism and it's a common SEO tactic. There's actually not a problem with the different design, so long as it's optimised. Run it through all the standard page tests, and bring it's quality up or above that of your original content. Here's a run down of domain merging: Pros: You acquire a percentage of the original domains link equity. ...



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