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Not sure if you saw this. Here is a guide from Google describing tactics for your seperated mobile URL situation: Method for mobile with 2 URL's Basically you set the desktop site as canonical, and mobile as alternate, then use tags to point bots to either-or mode using a preferred hierarchy. Do almost the same for sitemap, only you can use rel and ...


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At one point I was very active at Dmoz as an editor. I no let my account lapse and I am no longer active there. In fact, most editors have left, so not many sites get approved anymore. If you still want to get listed, you will need to find a small category with an active editor where your site actually fits. Most categories have an incoming queue of ...


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Getting listed in the Dmoz directory can take a very long time. 60 days is nothing. In most cases, it can take up to one or two years (assuming you actually get approved). Personally speaking, I don't think that you should worry about it too much. Dmoz has lost its importance over the years and directories are a weak form of link building in this day and ...


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Reply to question 1: As the domains are different, in this case, one domain and one subdomain I suppose the sites are different too and therefore you should have one sitemap for your Desktop site and one for the Mobile version of it in the same way that you should add Google Webmaster code and verify both sites independently, thus allowing you to submit ...


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If the site is designed for humans and you want them to click a link to "read more" then label it "read more". Mixing up the text for the sake of a search engine is neither good for your users, nor your SEO. You don't see print advertisements that target real people that have 15 different variations of "call us now" because it sends mixed messages. ...


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It's difficult to know exactly how detrimental this is. Github does exactly what you describe on pull requests - changing the tab changes the URL but near identical HTML is returned on each of the URLs. However, it almost certainly doesn't matter for them, they don't need both those 'tabs' to rank separately in search results. In your case, it seems to me ...


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It is fine to redirect multiple times A -> B -> C as long as the chain of redirects isn't too long. Web clients give up after some number of redirects. Googlebot will follow only five chained redirects I tested Firefox and it supports 20 chained redirects I tested Chrome and it supports 63 chained redirects (it reports an error to the user after 21 but ...


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Blogger will allow you to use blog.example.com - and I have done this successfully. It does not allow example.com/blog If you use Blogger, then your content is hosted on blogger's servers. You should take regular backups (using Google Takeout) in case anything goes wrong - but overall your security risks seem to be less on Blogger than on Wordpress ...


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It's not normal that your site is outranking you, but can happen. Google has its own tool to report Scrapped content, you can check it here -> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Pw1KVOVRyr4a7ezj_6SHghnX1Y6bp1SOVmy60QjkF0Y/viewform I also advise you to make a DMCA complaint, as addresses copyright issues and can act faster. I had that experience in the past ...


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There is no penalty as a result of multi-chain 301's no but a small amount of weight passed is lost (it is tiny so nothing major to worry about) but obviously the more in the chain, less weight is passed through to the final destination like so:- 301 Redirect 1 (97% weight passed) - total 97% 301 Redirect 2 (97% weight passed) - total 94% 301 Redirect 3 ...


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I can't think of a way to to avoid duplicate content implementing like this without also losing the benefit of the content. When I say losing the benefit of the content, what I'm trying to say is that you could load the content via an Iframe (I don't know if you could do this AND load it via JS, my knowledge doesn't run that far!). You can 'hide' content ...


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Keyword density is a myth at least it is now. So stop chasing keywords and density. It does not apply. Search engines want content. You are concerned about being over optimized for the word view, but I would be concerned that you are over optimizing using links instead. It appears that you are following some really really bad SEO advice. You will be ...


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No, you can't submit the exact same sitemap (same syntax, same URLs), and expect Google to sort out what kinds of assets you're trying to identify. If you submit a sitemap that you intend to be for your videos, and it doesn't have the required Video sitemap syntax, and contain the required video-specific tags, Google won't see it as a video sitemap. It's ...


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Google recognizes your URLs with parameters and as different because the id is different. I suppose that the product pages have not the same content; therefore, there is no duplicate content between your URLs; thus, you don't need to use the rel="canonical" tags between pages.


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Search engines most probably treat any h1 element as 1st level heading, with no regard to HTML ideas about section elements and friends. This generally means that the rest of the content is regarded as less relevant relatively (or, if you prefer a different wording, that the content of any h1 element is regarded as relatively more important than the rest of ...


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You are better off keeping the blog on your own domain for a vast amount of reasons but there is also no harm in using an external blog if it makes it easier for your business to manage and maintain. It is unlikely that your blog will rank above your website for the same terms (one would not expect your blog and website to be ranking for the same terms). ...


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There will definitely be some link juice pushed over from the DA 30 domain to the DA 15 domain. But how juice gets passed over depends on how relevant example1.com is to example2.com. For example, if example1.com is a site to buy vinyl albums and example2.com is a site about cooking spices, then you aren't going to get much of a ranking boost from it. But ...


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To answer the original question: no there is no way to mark a page as user-generated content. But "keyword density" is not a site-wide metric. Adding user-generated content will not affect the keyword density of your other pages and will not harm the ranking of your site (unless there is a large amount of spam). Adding some UGC to existing pages is very ...


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Please refer below : Moving site from its own domain to sub directory or subdomain - updating Webmaster Tools Same question already asked many times.


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You are right. Duplicate or nearly duplicate content will cause problems. The best thing to do, and I have seen this many times, is have a single website that is the parent company with products pages available. As well, have each brand name represented as being owned by the parent with a single page for each brand or all of the brands. You can have each ...


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If you use it at blog.example.com, it will be treated as another website. If you put it on a subfolder, it will be treated as part of website. This will impact the content of the website, inbound links, pages, backlinks, and everything else. Conclusion: it is better in a subfolder then on a subdomain. You have to remove the content on a subdomain because ...


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You could write a command in .htaccess file like this: Redirect 302 /folder/oldpage.html http://www.example.org/newpage.html By this whenever someone accesses http://www.example.com/folder/oldpage.html, their web browser will take them to http://www.example.org/newpage.html instead. For 301: Redirect 301 /folder/oldpage.html ...


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I think we should not use rel="canonical" on pages with duplicate content that seek to merely "play" the search engines. I believe that rel="canonical" is to be used in situations where duplicate content is necessary to better explain a certain product on a site.


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Be careful. Most SEO advice stems off of old advice that was just plain wrong when it was written. It seems that much of the SEO world cannot grasp that SEO has become much closer to what it should have been all along. As well, this is a follow the leader industry even as the lemming leap off the cliff. I will give you a quick SEO rundown. For each page, ...


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Over use of a keyword can certainly look spammy. Here is a relevant thread from Webmaster World: A close look at what over optimization really is: Keyword/phrase over usage. Known by seo experts as keyword stuffing. This is also the most commong form of over optimization and also the easiest to recover from. When you are trying to rank for a specific ...


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The ideal keywords for what you're asking is Keyword Stuffing. It's basically defined as: Keyword stuffing is considered to be an unethical search engine optimization (SEO) technique, which leads to banning a website from major search engines either temporarily or permanently. Keyword stuffing occurs when a web page is loaded with keywords in the ...


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@closetnoc, @PeteS_UK thanks again for your help, and here's an update. I was lucky enough to get a short one-to-one with a Google SEO guru employee through a business organisation I'm involved with. The long and the short of this was that Google have no problem with different domain names 301 redirecting to different pages within the same website. I ...


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Most websites have many links to important pages: The home page is usually linked from the logo on every page The login page usually has lots of links The privacy policy and terms of service are usually linked in the footer of every page There is usually main navigation on every page There is nothing wrong with linking to certain pages a lot. Almost ...


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Your URL should reflect the keywords you are targeting. If gallery is keyword important for you then this structure would be good: domain.com/london/gallery.html You can achieve this using mod_rewrite.


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Instead of asking what is best for search engines, ask what is best for users. Search engines typically only "like" certain URLs because users find them easy to use and easy to link to. The best URLs are: Descriptive (so users know what they will get when they encounter the URL) Memorable (so users can share them easily and come back to them easily) ...


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There will definitely be some link juice pushed over from the DA 30 domain to the DA 15 domain. But how juice gets passed over depends on how relevant example1.com is to example2.com. For example, if example1.com is a site to buy vinyl albums and example2.com is a site about cooking spices, then you aren't going to get much of a ranking boost from it. But ...


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There are many WordPress plugins that will do redirects for you. I use the Quick Page Post Redirect Plugin which adds an Admin page where you can list the redirects. I also use the True Google 404 plugin that uses site search to try to resolve error URLs and keeps a list of any error URLs so that you can add redirects for them.


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With the above findings by John Crenshaw perhaps keep published date and have update date: last updated on <time datetime="<?php the_modified_time('Y-m-d'); ?>"><?php the_modified_time('F jS, Y'); ?></time>


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If you move your blog to a subdomain, you shouldn't, by any means, keep it in the folder due to duplicate content problems. You can only move it, not copy it. About your question, for my experience it's not true and you should keep your blog where it is right now. This happens because the main domain has the main strength and power and dividing it to ...


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I don't know what you mean by "current hosting issues", but if any, you should report to your provider. About the question, I understand what is your problem and I had the same question too in the past. In my case I installed Wordpress inside a folder called /news, as it was the purpose of the blog, to act as the news platform of the main site. In terms of ...


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Don't link all to the same page. Give relevant meta title to each sub pages of website. And the give interlinking according to the keywords and blog posts. Relevancy is important.


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I found this link that points to some configuration changes: http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/opencart/setting-up-payment-gateways/how-to-enable-ssl-connection-in-opencart In it you will see some edits to config.php. Original: define('HTTPS_SERVER', 'http://opencart.inmotiontesting.com/'); define('HTTPS_IMAGE', ...


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Google's words: When a website is configured to serve desktop and mobile browsers using different URLs, webmasters may want to automatically redirect users to the URL that best serves them. If your website uses automatic redirection, be sure to treat all Googlebots just like any other user-agent and redirect them appropriately. Google recognizes three ...


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We get a question like this periodically. Here is what you need to know: It does not matter. Search engines use word boundaries (programming term) while indexing and extract only the terms of the URI so that all the various other special characters are totally ignored. Whatever method you use, it will look the same to search engines when indexed. So for ...


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You asked quite a few questions and I suspect you know most of the answers already. So to clear up some confusion, I will address the subject of changing the domain name since this sounds like the new question. If you need more, please let us know. Keywords in domain names mean almost nothing anymore and exact matches rarely happen as a result. That was a ...


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It cannot be Google update as the drop is in direct traffic. See the country / location from which the traffic has been dropped, Is there any holiday? Or some other event? See your landing pages, check all those landing pages where traffic has been dropped significantly. Check whether there is any change in URL or the analytic code in those URLs?


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Apart from the overall use/lack thereof, of robots.txt in a well managed Joomla site, with "good" third party extensions — the only places that should contain CSS, JS or images are: /images /media /templates and of course their sub-directories. So, you could just remove those from robots.txt.


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There are a number of possibilities. First thing you should do is compare your Google Analytics with any algorithm updates. If there has been an update around the same time your traffic tanked, then that is likely the problem. I would also check webmaster tools for any messages and manual penalties. This will entail a lot of work cleaning up your inbound ...


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Panda 4.1 rolled out September 25 2014 according to: http://searchengineland.com/panda-update-rolling-204313 To quote: The latest update comes four months after the last, which suggests that this might be a new quarterly cycle that we’re on. Panda had been updated on a roughly monthly basis during 2012. In 2013, most of the year saw no update at ...


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The source of your problem can be in html or in javascript, and you cannot control the links that other people put on the net too.. And because he finds a page when making a request for it, it indexes it. I miss some information to give answer with code (using a CMS? Other rules in .htaccess, etc…), but here are some ways : Write a permanent redirect in ...


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For the experience I had writing titles and descriptions, I would say you are looking for titles of around 70 Characters and descriptions of around 300. In my case I had them in multiple languages and made an effort to always have at least more than 250 chars on the description, and things went good. Funny thing is that one of my competitors started to ...


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I would recommended either using the www or non-www and stick with it. Set a preferred URL in Webmaster Tools and then 301 to either your www or non-www. The reason for this would be Google would see both the non-www and www sites as two separate websites. If the content is exactly the same, then you could be penalized with duplicate content.


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I would say any tags ie (rel="tag") would be crawled, but its a matter of on page content that has the most worth and a number of confidential details only known to Google. Like the other poster stated src is only loading external content so not impacting SEO negatively. The bottom line is: Have good content, keep visitors on the page long enough, and your ...



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