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There is a video at Google Webmasters Youtube channel that presents a slide with a closed list of what is considered by Google as a duplicate content: What's duplicate content? Exact same page, or same content (or piece of content) www / non-www / http / https / index.html / ?utm=... Separate mobile-friendly URLs, printer-friendly URLs, CDN ...


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SEO and the impact that any work has is not about length. Sure bloggers have echoed that blog posts should only be about 300-350 words, then 500, and so on. At one point, search engines rewarded blog posts as being timely and these posts were easily found by it's length. Then it was discovered that the bounce rate of blog posts was significant. The reason ...


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Two somewhat unrelated questions and both are kind of broad. For this reason, I will keep the answer particularly short. Conversion is often linked to sales because that is where the term comes from. As well, you are not supposed to encourage clicking on ads so no site is really going to talk about that. If you are looking for improving adsense performance, ...


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In both cases, adding content to your site (whether original or a translation) does not per se improve SEO. What you need are inbound links. If those posts get you inbound links, then they will improve SEO. If they don't, other than possibly adding a few matches for non-competitive requests, they won't do much for you.


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Google Webmaster Tools has a setting for it. You need to add each sub-directory as a *separate site". Then for each subdirectory, you can set the targeted country under "Search Traffic" -> "International Targeting" -> "Country". Google has a help document that walks you through the process: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/62399?hl=en ...


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The only two reasons to use nofollow on external links are: A user submitted link that has not been reviewed. The link could be spam, or even if it is on-topic, possibly self promotion. In theory this discourages spammers because it removed the benefit of gaining search engine rankings by spamming your site. A link is sponsored, paid, or reciprocal. ...


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RewriteRule ^([^/]*)/([^/]*)\.html$ song_in.php?album_id=$1&song_id=$2 [QSA,L] RewriteRule ^([^/]*)/([^/]*)\.html$ video_in.php?album_id=$1&video_id=$2 [QSA,L] You have a conflict with the last two directives. You are using the same pattern for both, so all these requests are going to song_in.php. The second (video_in.php) directive is never ...


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I want to create a website that will grab content from other news websites using their RSS and insert it in my database. I am only going to show the title and an excerpt with a link to the original post. Is this a good idea? No, because you're using someone else's content Will Google ban my website? If you keep it up, then Google will ...


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What you are describing is known as a "framed redirect". There are actually URLs for each page within the frame, browsers don't show them by default. Search engine robots such as Googlebot will find the frame URLs. Google will consider those URLs to the be the real URLs and it will put those URLs into the index. Google may even choose not to ...


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The main site is build on Hype and it's full of animation so it cannot be only one responsive site. That is not true at all. Hype has responsive design features, so you can can update your animation so that it is runs one way on desktops and another way on mobiles while being served within the same page of the same website. Hype itself is literally a ...


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and I want my link to be: http://example.com/shaandaar/kinna_sona.html shaandaar and kinna_sona are the slugs in my database. What should I write in my .htaccess file? This is the best way: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^([^/]+)/([^/]+)\.html$ /video_in.php?firstslug=$1&secondslug=$2 [L] In the RewriteRule, the ^ starts the matching. This: ...


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Duplicate content generated by CDNs can be addressed with two approaches depending on your CDN setup: Robots.txt: Adding a robots.txt file to your CDN-URL will tell the webcrawler whether this URL should be indexed or not. Here's an example of a simple robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: / Adding a canonical HTTP header to an asset will ...


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If you click on the domain (eg. "google.com") in the "Links to Your Site" report it will show you the pages on your site that are linked to from this domain. You can then drill down to find out from where (on "google.com") these pages are being linked from. That's the only way to really find out whether these particular links are beneficial to you. In my ...


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I don't bother with "coming soon" for a domain. It won't help SEO Search engines don't typically index coming soon pages, and even if they did, the coming soon page would only rank for the name of the website. No real progress on SEO can be made until there is actual content that contains keywords. It could hurt SEO if you put on keywords Putting ...


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Is this normal? Yes it is. Is this good? Yes it is. Is it a dofollow link? Yes it is. Does it mean those pages google linked to are likely to rank? 95% sure that yes.


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"Nofollow" provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines "Don't follow links on this page" or "Don't follow this specific link." So, you can do as you pleased. It's ok to have link from companies that you cover in your articles. Typical use cases include links created by 3rd party commenters on blogs, or links the author wishes to point to, but ...


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No, these would be considered natural editorial links and thus its perfectly reasonable to pass 'link equity' to these sites. Some sites do apply nofollow to all links, but personally i dont think this is a good idea, as it may inhibit companies from working with you on editorial pieces. The reason nofollow is applied to paid / sponsored content, is a ...


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Official/main websites are different from blogs or sites dedicated to providing rich content. I found that most official websites have few words or paragraphs in many pages (and the same phrase, word, sentence or paragraph). This is not an issue as long as you clearly include key official information, such as: Google Business and Map, your address and ...


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You can use a cross-domain canonical link element. You can learn more about it from here. Hopefully that will be useful for you. It will not affect the ranking of your main site, but there is risk of a Panda penalty for your second site. And yes, with having two sites you are competing with yourself.


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...Google identifies index.php and the site's root as a single page These two things can totally be different. ...that redirecting index.php to root is not something we should worry about. I'd personally worry about it because: index.php is not a friendly URL especially if it has a query string attached to it. not having a friendly URL could ...


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I have client who earns pagerank 2 with the same issue as yours. I redirected index.php as default home page into (even) folder /id/. However, I include canonical as an exact information for google to see ... "where my home address is actually" That means that what google needs is our final decision in related to this. As long as we include meta ...


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Yes, the context of the word affects how strongly people react against its usage. We can truly understand the context, but search engines cannot fully understand. Google and other search engines have sets of filters to prevent profanity. One example of how they do this is Google's "SafeSearch" filter. Granted, this is disabled by default and is intended for ...


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This is not an answer, but a caveat for XML sitemap wizard users. I recently did a tech & SEO overview of a site rebuild where an XML sitemap was auto-generated by a wizard. She failed to review it and see that all the URL's were like **new.**site.com/page.asp - the dev server where the site was built! Typing out a txt sitemap has the advantage of ...


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They mean the same if you follow HTML5’s definitions: HTML5’s definition of the link type nofollow is: The nofollow keyword indicates that the link is not endorsed by the original author or publisher of the page, or that the link to the referenced document was included primarily because of a commercial relationship between people affiliated with the ...


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The same as rel="nofollow" in a link (apart from the fact the the meta tag would be page wide rather than on a per link basis) Yes, same as rel="nofollow", except the nofollow in the meta tag applies to all the links on the page. Or does the meta tag version refer to wether robots should crawl the links on the page, rather than if they pass 'link ...


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Hate to disagree with the accepted answer, but why not use the offer schema type so you are not messing with CSS for data? <div itemprop="offers" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer"> <meta itemprop="price" content="229.95" /> <meta itemprop="priceCurrency" content="USD" /> </div> <div itemprop="offers" itemscope ...


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A 302 redirect is a temporary redirect. It passes 0% of link juice (ranking power) and, in most cases, should not be used. It is common practice to redirect one URL to another. When doing this, it is critical to observe best practices in order to maintain SEO value. Source: https://moz.com/learn/seo/redirection


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Synonyms and plural versions of words are not needed. You do not have to tell search engines what they already know. The schema.org mark-up would be correct to use for something that is not normally recognized by the various ontologies that exist. Why do I say this? Because ontologies have been used in Google since the days when it was a research project. ...


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One of the primary places Google looks for a date for any given page is in the URL. If a date is found in the URL, it is considered to be a strong indicator over most if not all other sources including within the response header. From this answer: How to tell how old a page is? 4] Google looks for a date within the URL. It looks for the following ...


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The <noscript> tag has been spammed and abused by blackhats trying to gain search engine rankings. Because of this history, Google now treats sites that use the tags with suspicion. Now Google warns against using noscript tags.


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There is no impact what-so-ever. There could be an argument made to consolidate both sites into one domain (e.g. ditch the subdomain). Google considers blog.clientxcart.com and clientxcart.com to be two entirely different sites, so your available search authority is spread between two sites instead of one. But yea, as for the IP situation you detailed - ...


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It's called adaptive web development. You need to detect the user-agent and serve different markup based on the device. In PHP, you can use $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']. You'll want to include this code in order to let Google know what you're up to: <?php Header('Vary: User-Agent'); ?> Here's some more info: ...


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Meta keywords are useless. Google ignores them completely. Other search engines gives them very little weight. Instead you need to find ways to use both variants in natural ways. The main signal to Google that you should be ranking for a keyword is that you are using it. Find some places that you are using the term "Game decks" and replace it with ...


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There is no particular SEO benefit from having the date in the URL. Search engines may certainly parse the date to know when an article was first created, but equally if the date is on the page they would use that. I'm trying not to use dates in URLs because I'm not running blogs or any similar service. In my personal opinion, link is better without ...


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Use structured data for disambiguation: <div itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/Thing"> <h1 itemprop="name">Deck<h1> <meta itemprop="alternateName" content="deck" /> <link itemprop="sameAs" href="http://dbpedia.org/page/Playing_card" /> </div>


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Use this tags. <a href="http://www.example.com/hd-image.jpg"><img src="http://www.example.com/thumbnail-img"/></a> Most of all ecommerce websites, blogger websites, and wikipedia uses links in images for Image SEO. Here, you display compressed image in img src, so it load images quickly, but when Google spider see that link, then they ...


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It all boils down to what you're planning to do and what your expectations are (and whether they're realistic). Your website isn't up yet, and the question you should ask yourself is: are you expecting to receive traffic from Google? Getting customers to find your website through some search engine? If the answer is yes, then don't start with an inventory ...


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Depends what you mean by "Same". If you're copying a site word-for-word, picture-for-picture from site to site, then there is a good chance that google won't index both copies of the site. You're better off to use rel-canonical on one copy of the site where the href points to the original copy of the site. Here's some videos from google's head of spam ...


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You don't have anything to worry about. Migrations incur risk when: You're changing the domain name You're changing the protocol (i.e. HTTP to HTTPS) You're changing the URLs of any pages, as you'd then need to put some 301 redirects in place. As none of these seem to apply to you, all that's really changing is your site's IP address. That can only ...


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If the feature information is less than a paragraph each, you can fit everything on to one web page. If however you have several paragraphs per feature, you're better off to leave things alone as 25 pages in order to rank well with google, but make each page have some keywords that are part of the feature itself in the title, meta description and H1 tag. ...


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There's a trade-off here. If you decide to move everything to https then people will have a longer waiting time initially in order for the security certificate to be recognized by the client browser. For now, make one URL the secure version of that URL. Make it start with https:// and run that URL through webpagetest.org and you'll notice either a purple ...


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For a period, you will see a drop-off in traffic before picking up again. Be prepared for this and make sure that management understands that switching from HTTP to HTTPS comes with a price. In theory, though rarely in practice, HTTP and HTTPS are two separate sites. As the search engine drops the HTTP site and indexes the HTTPS site, there will be a ...


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Redirecting to the, now, preferred secure version of the same site will have no effect on your ranking. The domain name is the key for search engines. https is the protocol, not the content.


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HTML allows you to do this, not just HTML5. There are no magical elements there just yet. Google only cares about the content and less about the document outline. Last I read, Google doesn't care about section or header or aside or any of that either. So pay attention to the document outline and you will be fine. Now that doesn't mean you shouldn't use the ...


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AMP is about making pages load faster so the use case so far is for reading articles / static content only. It will give a slight ranking boost from Feb 2016 but I wouldn't worry just yet. Page speed is a really important factor from a UX point of view though. If you don't have huge resources use AMP if you have static stuff (text/IMG). You should ...


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too many follow links, indeed, not good. I would do the same what matt cuts said about rel=nofollow. As long as it has no relevant content, I would let it with follow link. For me, the content is everything (and learn always how to write effectively and useful for others) and from the best content, we have high possibility to earn backlink like others do. ...


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If you trust the page don't use nofollow. How did you earn PR from external sites? Because they trust your site or the webmaster didn't care/know about using rel=nofollow. So why not return the favor? Personally I use it almost only on links to big sites like facebook & co. For small pages that I trust I use rel=follow. The recommendations from google ...


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I gather a list of the back links and then run them through the Moz's Open Site Explorer spam analysis tool. If the score is bad, I add it to my list of disavows. Here's a good guide to Google's disavow tool. I tend to avoid using it too much and only when I find really bad websites linking to me who could potentially be causing my website harm. It's a ...


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Whenever you build any backlink try note it down and analyze its effects on search engine. It has positive impact then it is good but when it hampers the website then tries to remove the backlink or disavow it. Remember one thing when you build the backlink try analyze the spam score. Do not get backlink from those domains which have spam score more than 5. ...


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Bounce Rate as it's defined by Google Bounce Rate is the percentage of single-page sessions (i.e. sessions in which the person left your site from the entrance page without interacting with the page). You only have one page, so there is only so much a user can do which could be defined as interaction with the page. Often this would be clicking ...



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