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You have many ways to make it, if you want the users to access both versions with WWW and without, you can use canonical link from one version to the another one. EX: From the non WWW version <link rel="canonical" href="https://www.example.com" /> If you don't want the users to access any of your pages for example the non WWW version, you can ...


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Yes it's a bad idea. Use clear statement <h> tags, this is one of the rules of Google.


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Your questions were: Is it true that resource deeper in URL hierarchy is tend to be less important when comparing to URLs of other site? No, this is not true because all depends from content and seed keyword you are aiming for. Is sacrificing meaningful, seamless hierarchy worth for this SEO optimization? Yes, all is under one domain. Look when ...


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The term duplicate content typically refers to multiple pages that have the same (or mostly the same) content, not to multiple pages that have a few chunks of the same content but different main content. (In the case of Google Search, they call it "substantive blocks of content" which have to be the same or similar.) In your case, it seems that you don’t ...


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The external links if any would help your site rather than harm it in any way. Consider a competitor who is placing your links on its site, its ultimately giving you the traffic back and these back links also help you bring your seo up. These are the direct links from some sites to your sites, i would rather consider them as gifts and accept them. If ...


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Google will consider both example.com and newproduct.example.com to be separate properties all together So though both will continue to exist separately and index differently, both will surely affect each other. As new product continue to be a part of main site, it would be better to make it a new directory and promote that: Example make example.com/...


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I recommend your option of using the URL Parameter Tool in search console. For each of your tracking parameters, add it to the tool and set it to "Doesn't effect page content (ex. tracks usage)." When you tell Googlebot that these are passive parameters, Googlebot will usually crawl just one URL with a specific parameter value. If the parameter can be ...


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You need to let Googlebot crawl all your sites regardless of what country the crawler is based in. Once you disable the IP redirects for Googlobot, then Google will be able to see all your hreflangs and show the correct content to users in the Google search engine. Googlebot does most of its crawling from the US and right now, you are likely redirecting ...


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To answer this, you have to know something of the mechanics behind how all of this works. Every time a link is discovered, it is entered into a link table within he index. The source URL, the page with the link, is at least already within the URL table within the index. If the target URL, the page being linked to, is not in the index, it is a dangling link. ...


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But, without Googlebot being able to crawl the live URLs on pages, the way they're appearing on pages, it won't be able to follow the links and give them any weight, authority and relevance to these pages. Is that right? In theory yes, but my personal interpretation of having backlinks to pages that are not accessible to search engines is that they do play ...


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You are likely not using the Adwords Keyword Planner tool correctly. When you type a keyword into it, it defaults to "broad match". This means that it will show you how many people search for your term and all related concepts. From a practical perspective, that makes it look like there will be much more traffic on your term than actually exists. ...


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Without knowing the domains linking to your website and indeed your own domain, it is impossible to be 100% certain of what nature and reason those domains have a number of links pointing to a page on your website but there is not necessarily any cause for alarm or concern. Firstly metric-wise, don't worry that a domain has a low Moz domain authority that ...


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It makes sense to split your question up in two parts, each addressed separately. Can backlinks to robots.txt blocked pages boost domain's ranking? No, these backlinks shouldn't be affecting your domain's authority and thus rankings if they are pointed to pages which are blocked using robots.txt. However, I can imagine search engines not completely ...


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If you stop the wrong URL´s from gettings accessed on your page, you might lower traffic or render backinglinks ineffective, yes Example:If you block traffic to your e.g. contact page(/contacts.html), google and other search engines will get to know this and stop linking your contact page You should only block URL´s on your robots.txt which´s content you ...


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(1) With this approach, is there any drawback/impact on search engine indexing and bot crawling? You might get an advantage for using HTTP/2.0 due to its ability to multiplex data over the network instead of a head-of-line blocking. Info is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP/2#Differences_from_HTTP_1.1 and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-of-...


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1) No because it's the same content and only the protocol has changed. You may notice a temporary dip as Google discovers the change and updates its indexes but it will go back to what it was before. 2) Not with a redirect. Service resources will increase somewhat because you would be encrypting your data. Otherwise, no.


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Misspelled words should be enclosed with the HTML <i> Element. As there is no sic tag equivalent in HTML, in HTML 5 the <i> element has a new meaning replacing the previous non-semantic italic presentational meaning. According to the HTML5 specification of W3: The i element represents a span of text in an alternate voice or mood, or ...


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Please take a look at this image: Most of these are links from my clients, but also from some web-catalogues that automatically adds links to your site. I do not think that is a bad situation and you should be worried.


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If you have to ask the question then you should not be using a 301 redirect. There is no way out once you add a 301 on your site. Actually http/2 does not require ssl, but there are no implementations I am aware of which allow for non-ssl requests. As to the questions you asked....compared to what? Leaving it as is? Using a 302? Yes Google say http2 will ...


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Have you received any message from Google in your Search Console (Webmaster Tools) notifying of a Manual Review penalty? Have you checked these domains and confirmed if your link is an open link (not nofollowed) or a nofollowed link? If the links are not nofollow'ed then there is a fair chance of them being the culprit and it's better to get rid of them or ...


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The tag attributerel="autor" is not relevant for Google anymore, the preferred way to specify the authorship is through the proper schema.org snippet. Authorship in web-search Authorship markup is no longer supported in web search. To learn about what markup you can use to improve search results, visit rich snippets. Regarding the publisher ...


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There are several things you can do to improve your site's visibility in a geographical / linguistic area. First, you should add hreflang tags to your html code. Hreflang annotations are used by Google as signs for the intended linguistic and geographical targeting of the content. Two good sources of information: The hreflang Tags Generator Tool Using ...


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As the poster before me correctly said, meta tags may help google to better rank your site for the targeted audience. Anyways, to get the site locally ranked it also helps to have a country specific domain but with the new TLDs such as .cloud its a help but not a requirement. Same for IP / CDN, the location of your hosting might matter, but whats more ...


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I recently read about an SEO experiment where they tried using heading tags (<h1>, <h2>, etc.) and also tried using <div> and <span> that were styled to look like headers (large, bold, prominent text). Their conclusion was that the tags don't matter. Large bold text that is centered at the top of your content is weighted more ...


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For SEO, are headings still worth it? Most definitely! If the page is incomplete, then you probably should not publish it (or at least make it not-indexable to search engines). In a complete page setup and to get a page advertised on google, its a good idea to have the following: A wonderful meaningful title under 65 characters. Anything over 65 ...


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Yes, headings are still relevant for SEO, because they briefly describe topics of sections, they help organize your web page in a clear way, useful to show organized content for end users and help Search Engines to understand your content better. Designs can vary a lot, so a basic approach to your question would be: If you are listing cities, do they also ...


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Google is indexing only a portion of your pages because your site doesn't have enough reputation. Splitting your reputation between three subdomains isn't going to help. You will still only be able to get 1M pages indexed. You need to increase the reputation of your site.


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If the canonical tag in the header isn't an option, you have a few alternatives to avoid the impact of duplicate content: Specify only the main content in a sitemap without all the varying parameters, include only the canonical URL but not the non-canonical versions *. Indicate how to handle parameters with the Parameter Handling tool to tell Google about ...


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If the subdomains run all on the same server, then its bad speed-wise. I tried it myself and noticed higher TTFB values when I ran them under webpagetest.org Also, each new subdomain request is like trying to connect to a website. For example, if your main page is at example.com and a user clicks on a link to your product page located at products.example....


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You definitely have to read the schema.org Getting Started section at https://schema.org/docs/gs.html . It will show you the basic usage and then you can return here with more concrete questions.


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Would adding the parameter in (google) Search Console fix those issues? Even if it did, it wouldn't help 100% because there are other search engines I'm sure your client would want his website indexed in other search engines such as Bing and Yandex, and you may have to use their tools as well to sort out parameters. Because pages only highlighting user ...


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I would canoncilise the original page without the parameters to itself, which explains to google this is the original and you can ignore the rest. <link rel="canonical" href="http://domain.org/site/UserLogin" /> We had to do this to a client website recently, took a few days to kick in but got rid of the duplicates.


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If you do 301 redirect in this case, you should canonicalise the original page and the duplicate and pick one over the other. This tells Google, this is the main page and ignore the others. <link rel="canonical" href="example.com/tag/url" /> Add that to both pages, href should be which ever page you want to be the original.


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In general, showing different content to Google than is shown to users is regarded as "cloaking". It's a violation of Google's guidelines and so, yes, a potential problem for SEO. However for subscription sites, Google operates a number of systems that allow for subscription-only content to be crawled and indexed. One is "first click free", which ...


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Google cares that you show visitors from Google the same content that you show to its bot. In this case they are showing the full article to both, so they are fine. Google doesn't care about how you treat users that didn't get to your site through Google search. The WSJ operates under Google's first click free policy where Google allows the site to get ...


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The default directive for spiders is allow and when Google visits your robots.txt and sees the disallow command, it immediately knows that it isn't allowed to crawl the website anymore. The subsequent allows don't matter. Do note that when there are conflicting codes within the robots file or between the robots.txt and the Meta Robots tag of a page, spiders ...


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The first <H1>Hello!</H1> is actually a placeholder for geo-targeting. It appends the name of your company (based on IP information) to that hello and if you visit it at night, it changes the text to Still Awake? (even though the code in the backend remains 'hello') followed by their second H1. For example, from my local PC, when I open the ...


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Tags in wordpress are keywords assigned to posts to help with the internal search of Wordpress. However, wordpress is smart enough to detect posts based on the actual content. So tags are technically not required. Moreover, in addition to the problem you've described, tags in posts create additional URLs like example.com/tag/url which leeches off the ...


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This isn't a duplicate content problem per se. You are not being penalized, right? What's happening is the algorithm is functioning as expected. Two different pages are ranking for some search, but because these are archives you aren't being assessed the duplicate content penalty. I'm willing to bet no one said Google wouldn't index both if it thought these ...


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According to Google, "Impressions - How many links to your site a user saw on Google search results, even if the link was not scrolled into view. However, if a user views only page 1 and the link is on page 2, the impression is not counted." (source)


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Does your webpages deserve to be indexed? Do them give something useful to an user? If not, Google won't penalize your website, it will completely ignore those pages, meaning they won't be indexed at all.


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Yes, Google has started supporting javascript in their bots, this is due to the increasing popularity of javascript in the web and frameworks like Angularjs. Taking the bigger picture, the web isn't just about urls, it is about content and user experience, every day they improve their algorithm to make it better with these goals in mind, so one hack that ...


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Once you start using Adsense, they detect that you have placed the ad code on the specific page you sent when signing up, they will automatically review your entire site (not just the page that you submitted in your application) From my personal experience It doesn't matter if you change some of your website content while you are awaiting for the ...


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It's not bad practice in principle, but the implementation in your example is. Using multiple <h1> elements on a page is perfectly valid HTML and no problem for SEO if used appropriately (in short, as headings for discrete sections of content). Former Google engineer Matt Cutts confirms this in a Q&A video. Note he states that overusing <h1&...


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Nothing special to do here, the code is your content. You mark up your code with appropriate elements, and consumers (like search engines) then can do whatever they want to do with this information. A code search engine might be especially interested in it, other search engines might ignore it, most will probably don’t care and handle it in the same way like ...


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Google handles some HTML elements differently than all the rest. We know that the title tag, description meta-tag, keywords meta-tag (depreciated), and h1 tag have unique influence in how much weight is given to these elements and the particular influences they have. In that, Google will always take the first one found and ignore the rest. This is more a ...


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You're right. Two h1 elements in the same section is not a good idea, semantically or structurally, but it's not a HTML error. It's most likely a copy/paste error on their part but who knows why some people do what they do. Don't always look at any one company and think they write code perfectly in every way, all the time, no matter who they are.


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Please keep in mind that modern search engines use semantics and ontologies in their analysis. One ontology strips plural terms, both in the content and the search query, from plural to singular versions of the term. This is automatic and on the content indexing side, a plural term is indexed as both singular and plural. This means that car and cars are ...


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Do not generate pages manually! You must use URL routing. So you can generate unlimited URLs with unique content for one view! Some reference about ASP.NET MVC Routing: http://www.asp.net/mvc/overview/older-versions-1/controllers-and-routing/asp-net-mvc-routing-overview-cs https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668201.aspx#...


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I've been thinking of ways to try to expand the number of visitors and I noticed the commercial "body armor" market gets a lot of traffic. So is it viable to make an SEO leap from armor in the medieval sense to armor in the modern sense of body armor? Why not combine the two instead of switching? After all, you say you have 6-7k visitors a month about ...



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