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If they're just mirroring your site by feeding your site through a proxy script or regurgitating your HTML verbatum, you can add canonical URLs to your pages. This will let Google know your content is the original source and to show your URL in the search results, not their's. Submit a DMCA request to Google. They're a little slow with them but they will ...


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You can file a DMCA complaint and if you are in the U.S., you can file a copyright civil law suit. Here is a link to a short answer that explains how the DMCA complaint can help anyone: Do you have to be in the United States to file a DMCA complaint? ... and another one the explains more... How much of your content needs to be copied before you can file ...


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You could track their IP (or IPs) and return totally different content for them to mirror - whatever you like. This way you get free space for advertising whatever, and you can use their high position in Google to your advantage. I once used this to simply explain to the users on the mirrored website that this is the wrong domain. You can also post a simple ...


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No don't use a 302, because it means temporary redirection. Set a canonical link in page 1 to index.html. That is the right way. REM: both pages exist, but Google (and other search engines) will only pick one to display in search results.


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A little late for you but best idea to protect your website (in the future) would be this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3pNLB3Cq24 (defcon 21, defense by numbers) faking the return code so users will see the content but bots will throw the content away crawl in circles stop working other possible ideas - make sure that your users don't see any of ...


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To begin with, you should link to your pages using a consistent URL. If example.com/index.html and example.com/page/1 contain same content then you should remove one of these links from your website by editing HTML files or PHP code. Next, if google or other search engines have picked up both URLs you can either: Send a 301 Moved Permanently header and ...


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Actually, the concept of stop words no longer exists with semantic search. These words are now found as important factors in determining search intent. Yes, for the most part, a, as, it, they, and so forth are words with less importance overall, however, they are no longer ignored. As well, their proximity to keywords becomes very important in determining ...


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The bottom line is that Google chooses what it thinks is best for search results. If you don't want the paginated pages to be returned in search results, then noindex is the right way, but it is not optimal regarding SEO, especially if you want to attract as much traffic as possible. Google does a good job at serving the best stuff at to the best people ...


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As you already noticed that bots are crawling your pages again, it is only a matter of time when they will crawl more of your pages and show indexed snippets in their search results. While it will likely not result in any problems, your current robots.txt is invalid according to the original specification, because your record doesn’t contain a Disallow line ...


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Yes you are correct. When searching for content in Google the site at the top of the search results is considered the Authoritative (least in Googles eyes) source of the content. This doesn't necessarily mean the original source, Google sometimes gets it wrong, but the most part is pretty accurate at figuring out the original source. If doing a search for ...


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Yes, there is nothing wrong with this. Search engines will still be able to access full text for indexing. Of course, make sure you don't cut all the title, because that might be considered as a deceptive hidden link. P.S.: If the links are really too long and you have dozens and dozens of them, consider making the anchor texts smaller, because there is a ...


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There's little evidence that dedicated IP addresses rank better than shared IP addresses. In fact, I think Google's said shared hosting is fine. I've never seen any mention of PTR impact on SERPS. I can only imagine they care about such things if you are using black-hat tactics. I would need to find the reference, but if you are doing GeoIP targeting ...


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This is the exact opposite of what search engines want. Pulling up the same content with multiple URLs causes duplicate content issues. Search engines want one URL per page. Having more than one, with Google at least, can cause those pages to rank poorly and, if you have too much duplicate content, cause your site to be considered low quality and removed ...


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The best way, seen from the users and Googles point of view, would be one "main" domain to which all other domains redirect with a permanent 301 redirect. If you absolutely have to have all domains on their own, I would recommend building a small individualized landing page for each "secondary" domain and then link to the "primary" domain.


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To answer your question, no, it is not too late to implement the 301 redirect from HTTP to HTTPS. Don't switch back your sitemap to HTTP, it is not necessary. Yes Google can still call your HTTP site for a while until its indexes only the HTTPS URLs.


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Google knows it and information technology are synonyms and manages it as a non stop word in some cases (for example when it's combined with support). That's why in this case, you should choose the word you want without thinking about SEO. To decide: if you can ask which word to use to a person with a marketing view, do it if you need to decide yourself, ...


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Don't worry about this, search engines know how to make a difference between 'IT' and 'it'. They can work out the meaning of the word according to the context. Just use the word in a natural way in natural sentences. This is the optimal SEO usage.


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Set a canonical link on each of your item pages (not pagination pages) and make sure all the item page URLs are registered in your sitemap.xml. Make sure this sitemap is defined in your robots.txt. Then, let crawlers do their job.


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If those websites are spammy and link from and to other low quality websites, then they are in what is called a bad neighborhood. If you link to them or they link to you, then you become part of the bad neighborhood too. It is bad for your rankings. However, since you most probably do not link to them and you removed (disavowed I guess) those links, then ...


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I would implement Maltese versions of your pages and set the language in the <html> tag with the lang attribute. Then, I would set hreflang meta tags in your pages too to help search engines serve them properly. With this, English pages will be served in the English speaking community and Maltese pages will be served in the Maltese speaking community. ...


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Like other have mentioend, filing a DMCA complaint and a copyright civil law suit may be the best options. For the new content that you publish, you can consider notifying about your site updates on social media (Twitter, Facebook etc.) as soon as you post. The timestamp recorded there can be a fair indicator that you wrote first in case you have to prove ...


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It is not a bad idea if you implement 301 redirects from .com to .ie properly. I am changing domain in an attempt to help SEO long term by having a CC TLD (.ie rather than .com) and having my main Keyword in the domain. There will be an impact, but it will be small regarding SEO. Delivering valuable content and attracting backlinks has more impact. ...


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Redirecting to the new site will not hurt SEO if your only issues are poor SEO and low PageRank. Poor SEO is just a design issue and doesn't have a negative connotation other than hurting your site's ability to have its pages rank well. Low PageRank is just due to having few links pointing to your pages. That's not a negative SEO signal. So you should ...


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Both are fine, but the URL path has a slight benefit over subdomains, because the backlink juice would be concentrated on one domain. Managing one domain is also easier than multiple subdomains. In all cases, I would put the id of the question/answer in the url, because it will make the url unique for sure.


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If you have a straightforward pagination structure, such that page/1 always has the same context as index, then I agree that you should designate one of these duplicate URLs as the canonical one, and either use rel=canonical links to inform Google about this, or simply redirect the non-canonical URL(s) to the canonical one. In fact, the best option would be ...


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Javascript?.... no problem! kind off... Google and other search engines have had the ability to make sense of JavaScript for some years, however depending on how complex your scripts are will determine how easily the search bots can make sense of it all. No javaScript fall backs Generally its always best practice to ensure your pages can some what viewed ...


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Google will attempt to find out by itself whether or not these query string parameters are showing new content, or are just used for tracking and do nothing to the page. However, you can specify how Google should handle parameters via webmastertools. Go to Crawl --> URL Parameters, and then you will see the parameters that google recognized (you can also ...


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This can take a while. It will take Google and Bing to figure things out and make the necessary changes. I would expect 30-60 days though it could be much less. Unfortunately, making a domain name change is not transparent. It is a huge change as far as search engines are concerned. My best advice would be to link build and correct any links you can. You ...


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Give it a bit of time, your rankings of before should come back within days (or weeks at most). The drop is likely caused by the change from HTTP to HTTPS. However, according to the Moz plugin, your page authority is 32 with 280 links, and your domain authority is 19 with 25K links. Your PA and DA are very low for such a number of links. You probably want ...


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Use CopyScape http://www.copyscape.com/ It will show you what part, and what percent of the text is copied from other sources. Of course no content can be 100% original. Paraphrasing is not an illegal thing and is an integral part of content writing. But it's about the total percent of the text on a specific web page. Note that with the tool above you will ...



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