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It's a blackhat SEO technique if you want to manipulate search engines rankings. It can be considered as OK if the links are hidden for better user experience. See this page on Google support for more information. Indeed, a hidden link is not seen by visitors instead of search engines bots. It can be considered as cloaking and it's punished by search ...


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The best way to do this is with a rel canonical link tag in the head of each of your pages. So the home page of both your main site and your bet site would have this: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/" /> And foo.html on each would have this: <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/foo.html" /> That way Google knows ...


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Never treat Googlebot any different than actual site visitors You should never treat Google bot any different from actual users. Redirecting Googlebot using user agent or other similar tactics and not users will likely harm your site as its against Google's guideline rules. Cosmetic changes say hello to canonical links If the beta site has the same ...


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It is very hard to get local directory sites ranked in search engines these days regardless of whether or not the content is temporary. See this parody letter purportedly from Google, but really written by somebody unhappy that Google is not including directories in the search engine often. As for your temporary premium listings, I wouldn't change the URL ...


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Sub-domains are effected by trust scores and site scores which include content quality of the parent domain though for the most part, they operate as separate sites. Here are just some of the considerations for using sub-domains from an answer yesterday: How my website will be ranked if I host multilanguage blogs under my domain? The topic is different, but ...


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Good catch! If you're blocking a page with robots.txt then crawlers will not able able to read the noindex meta tag. In these cases you should send the x-robots-tag HTTP header either via server-side code or .htaccess. .htaccess example: X-Robots-Tag: noindex Sample PHP code: header('X-Robots-Tag: noindex');


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Throw keyword density out of your mind. That is soooooo 2008. Single page sites can be a bit of a problem. This is because if not done right, all of your content looks like a single ever changing page to the search engines which really fouls-up SEO rightly. (Sorry, I should mute SkyNews- it is bringing out the Scots in me. That's bloody well better!) What ...


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You can't server-side redirect from http://www.example.com/#!page1 to http://www.example.com/#!page2 because the server doesn't see the fragment ("#!page1"). For AJAX-crawling, you'd need to redirect from the old crawlable URL to the new displayed URL, which will ultimately result in the new crawlable URL being crawled. So in short: 301 redirect from ...


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Okay. I just read the article and watched the video and the article is rather misleading. It is, while a milder form, a misunderstanding of what Matt Cutts was saying. This happens often even by experts in the field. One needs to listen to what Matt says carefully and not read into what is said too much. Often, people hear what they want to hear and run with ...


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Q. What is "content"? A. Everything between the <body> tags. Not just the bit you call "content" at the bottom of the page. The text "Thank you for contacting us..." is one of the first bits of textual content in the page source, and you don't have a meta description, so it can't be too much of a surprise that this text is appearing as the description ...


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The answer to your question is both Yes and No. First lets start with possible reasons for using a hidden link: You're trying to abuse search networks, botpush, stuff, or sneak in data You're using JS to unhide it somehow client side like in an accordion You're using it like a honeypot and its well protected with nofollow/robots.txt Neither of these, its ...


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I have seen evidence that Google relies heavily on click through rate when determining the position of a page in the search results. If they put a site in position #1 but nobody clicks on it, it is certainly not going to stay there. Similarly if they try it out the whole way down at #10 but people find it there anyway, it will rise up the page. To make ...


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Actually, your question is more complex than you realize. You are making the assumption that having multiple domains is a good idea. Often, it is not with some exception. As well, you are assuming that you can build value to a domain and then 301 redirect to another. This often does not work as easily as people think. Granted that your product has a new and ...


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Google offers a few different guidelines in this situation. If you are quite a small site, that may not have too many of these types of pages, it's perfectly acceptable to go with your 2 option. Not making the page a 404, but using the page to indicate other related products the customer might be interested in. However if you have more products that are ...


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Keywords like Tomoto, Cheese etc will not effect the site ranking negatively for keywords as you desired. As these keywords are related to Pizza, these will help you to rank better. For your site http://hazelbrookpizza.com.au I would recommend the following Get some images : Site has only text content and for a food related site images are must Allow ...


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If the CDN links are distinctive, you can use the Google's disavow tool. But, another and better solution would be to use canonical links. It works across domains too (at least at Google's). Set it on your pages and give Google some time to visit your pages again. Of course, make sure your pages are indexable.


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Copy the app/code/core/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Catalog/Product/Edit/Tab/Attributes.php to app/code/local/Mage/Adminhtml/Block/Catalog/Product/Edit/Tab/Attributes.php In the function _prepareForm(), after the line if ($form->getElement('meta_description')) { ... Add if ($form->getElement('name')) { ...


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I think the answer to your question lies in your phrase "To get round this...". As soon as you try to get round Google you are asking for trouble. Build a site or sites based on business sense, not SEO. Publishers tend to have a separate website for each magazine because that makes sense. Amazon has one site but many unrelated departments because ...


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Oh heck yeah! Create a specific titles per page. Search engines use titles for a few things: To know the topic of the page. To gauge important topic keywords for the page. To create a search engine result page (SERP) link. How SEO works in it's simplest form is that each page would have a title tag that uniquely describes the topic of that page. The ...


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Simply put the best answer is really a judgement call that you need to choice once you answer a few questions. Based on your question I would have to say that you really need to decide how you or your client goals are of the website. Are you targeting that particular country or the language? If it's the country then I would suggest Country-specific. If you ...


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Single page sites can rank. However, the protocol you describe can be used in a way that may confuse search engines. I am not an expert, but this is my thought. Search engines rank pages. The more pages that rank well the better the site performs overall. It is possible that a single page site can rank rather well. However, there is no denying that content ...


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The reported Soft-404 (a page that perhaps looks like a 404 but returns a 200 OK status) is really just a "helpful" report that GWT provides. "Hey, your site has served a page that really doesn't have anything on it?!" It is not necessarily a problem, unless your page contained valid content that you wanted indexed, or it should be a real 404 (returning a ...



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