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You need to add a new site on Google Webmaster Tools and set the domain as https://example.com all the data is being collected there instead.


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Should I nofollow a link to a noindex page? As a general rule, nofollow should only be used on links to pages of external websites you don't trust or you don't recommend. There is no reason to set nofollow on internal pages or links. So in your case, the answer is no. but when the bot gets to the link to a noindex post, does he note that link, ...


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I don't think there is any harm in doing this from an SEO perspective as this tag is not used as a ranking factor anymore. As far as Google using it to display the snippet for your pages in their search results, they can choose to simply ignore the <br> tag or choose a different snippet to display such as your ODP description (if it exists) or a ...


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There is no such ratio... You should use strong, em and i as much as it makes sense too use it.


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Why do you think showing your other site on your first site will help its rankings? There's nothing to gain by doing this for SEO. Not only is traffic not a ranking factor, but iframes are not SEO friendly so that content is invisible to the search engines anyway. So this is not useful and could possibly be seen as an attempt to manipulate the search ...


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The theme, per sé, does not matter for SEO as themes are not a ranking factor nor a concept that search engines care about. So choosing an existing theme, editing an existing theme, or creating one from scratch really have no meaning here. HTML/semantic markup is a ranking factor so making sure you optimize that code is important so how well you ...


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The hgroup element was removed from HTML5 more than a year ago. For alternatives, there is now an own section in HTML5: Subheadings, subtitles, alternative titles and taglines In short, you should not use heading elements (h1-h6) for the "subtitles" anymore, as they’d create a wrong document outline. You could use something like this: <section> ...


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The <hgroup> is not an official HTML tag so its use is discouraged and its meaning may change. Since it is not an official HTML tag it almost certainly has no SEO value. And, even if it did, it would be so small that it wouldn't be worth focusing on.


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(Re)submitting a sitemap does not affect rankings. All the sitemap does is tell search engines where to find your content. So changing your sitemap's contents will not cause a rankings drop. (Many sitemaps are dynamic and change daily if not hourly or minute-to-minute). All you need to do is update your sitemap. No need to re-submit it or anything. It is ...


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It was said that one point search engines added weight to terms that were bold or in italics. This was quite a few years ago. This proved to be a flawed concept and search engines no longer look for this kind of markup (if they ever really did). Use your markup as you wish but do not over do it thinking that it helps SEO. It doesn't. Be natural in your ...


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If there is a string "<br>" included, it’s exactly that: a string of text (and not an HTML element). That’s probably not a SEO issue (it’s just text, not different to anything else in the description), but it might be a problem for people reading this description. Only you can decide if it makes sense for your content’s description to contain such a ...


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Using a empty menu button is more common than you think It's rather common to see nowadays websites using empty parents due to responsive design and frameworks such as Bootstrap and Zurb foundation, both use similar design where you can't access the parent while viewing on a mobile or small tablet device. What's the best HREF to use? Most webmasters will ...


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When in doubt, use rel="canonical". This could be as simple as putting <link rel="canonical" href="http://blog.example.com/dresses/green-dresses-are-awesome" /> in your <head>. See Google for more info. This won't keep bots from crawling both "versions", but it will tell Google (and other SERPs) to only index the canonical document.


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Serving multiple sized images is not a big SEO problem, but I try to stick to two sizes: thumbnail large That way, I can have smaller images in the pages, but get the large images ranked in image search. To optimize for image search you should: Use large images (at least 600px in the smaller direction, but not so large that they can't fit on the ...


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What is the purpose of the redirect? The 301 Canonical The purpose of your redirect is to assure a canonical domain name. As such, the appropriate HTTP response is a 301. By default, many browsers will cache this indefinitely unless you specify a Cache-Control header. The 302 Confusion In the Google reference you provide, they are talking about landing ...


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The type of redirect you are using is not the problem. 301 redirects are cacheable. In fact they are extremely hard to cache bust. 301 means "permanent" and browsers are very likely to cache 301 redirects with no way with the server to undo one that is already cached. 302 redirects are generally not cached by default unless other headers indicate that ...



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