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If these domains are the same where two are, aliased to, or parked under the one main domain, then yes. Aliased or Parked domains are domains that you own, but which do not contain any content. Instead, they point to the contents of another domain or subdomain on your account. This means the index page is the same page for all 3 of these domains. ...


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Actually it makes less sense to try to integrate all the domains into one because parts of domains can be used as important keywords to the website and could give you a better ranking. What I would suggest to create a close integration is to make sub domains as follows: camp.example.com media.example.com Then talk about the word in the sub domain name. ...


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Start with robots.txt and make sure its setup properly and placed in the document root folder of your site. Google follows rules in robots.txt. Make sure that file does not contain "disallow: /" under googlebot's user agents or under a star user agent. If it does, then that's why google won't index, just because robots.txt stops it. When that's done, follow ...


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Sitemaps are not the be all - end all that most people think they are. Let me set the record straight. From this answer: sitemap.xml for a website with forum As far as sitemaps, they are intended only to inform search engines of what pages your site may have. Generally speaking, sitemaps benefit those sites that are very large, cannot or do not link ...


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Build. More. Links. Seriously, Google will not index, or even more importantly, rank those 600+ pages, even if you force-feed it your sitemap a couple of times every day. The only thing that can make Google interested in your website (on top of decent content and site-structure) are links from other websites that point to your site...nothing else even ...


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If your talking about Google the short answer will be yes, but not by the format but the size of the file or embed code that will make your site faster. An SVG if it is not very complex has much less size than an image, and this will reward you in search engines.


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Google Analytics "Rankings" or SERPs - Search Engine Results Placements? For SERPS, yes HTML/markup can influence it, depending on the depth of the change and the initial value of your markup. Like @bybe said, Google does however reward for good design such as accessibility and responsive design This means that you get improved search results for ...


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I suppose you're talking about the rankings in Google search results? In that case, any change to a site architecture can be risky, but Google has gotten really good at distinguishing the site structure (menus, sidebars, site-wide/repetitive divs) from actual website content. In other words, if you make some changes to the site layout without disturbing ...


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From the documentation: Informing search engine crawlers Once you have created the Sitemap file and placed it on your webserver, you need to inform the search engines that support this protocol of its location. You can do this by: submitting it to them via the search engine's submission interface specifying the location in your site's ...


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A WordPress version defines the core files updated. A different version of WordPress will have different bug improvements. A later version means a more stable and more secure version of WordPress. Currently WordPress has been updated to 4.1.2. SEO is dependent on the keyword density of your content. A keyword is output from the type of content that you are ...


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There is no effect on your SEO score if everything goes smooth.


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Hmm.... It seems that upgrade will not impact to your SEO score. If your site still have relevant and rich keyword, I believe that upgrade will impact to SEO. It is good to keep your wordpress up to date to prevent your site from hacker


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They will do it for specific arguments only. Querystrings are are part of a unique URL. So example.com/index.php?ID=someID is a completely different URL than site.com/index.php?ID=someID2 to search engines. They make run off the same code but that means nothing to search engines (or users). So you can redirect some and not others as your business ...


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24 hours is too little to suffice as cache control :) Images should never change without their name also changing, so you can set that easily to a year (or a month if you feel more comfortable with that). Think from the users point of few, how often do they come around? Is it reasonable that they come back after a week? If so, how likely is it that the ...


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Facebook has stats about your page that contains stats about visitors. They call it "Insights". To get to the stats about visitors: Visit your page logged in as an administrator Click on the "Insights" tab. Click on the "Visits" sub-tab


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Google should only return image results under Google image search, so if you do site:example.com click image search afterwards and it should return the results. Google will index whatever is embedded to the page regardless if your using a CDN or not, view image will display it on the CDN while visit page will result in visiting the page that its embedded on. ...


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Try using http://www.google.com/analytics/, they'll provide a code spinet to insert on the head section of your website.


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You really don't need to. Crawlers will find you on their own. However, if you would like to help that process a bit then include your domains in Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools. Both will provide you with a number of "helpful" stats on your site as well. Also, make sure that you have an XML sitemap on your site. It will assist the crawlers ...


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Too many redirects will give you issues with google, heres a video by matt cutts discussing any issues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1lVPrYoBkA He specifically mentions 4-5 chained redirects


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It is a nicety that both www and non-www forms of a site exist. However, it is better for search that this does not happen. It is better that one 301 redirect to the other. The reason for this is simple and two fold: one, no duplicate content; and two, search metrics/prowess is not divided over the two. It is far better to have one site that performs well ...


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A domain name change may not really help you. In fact, you will be losing some important trust metrics such as site age. Most domain name changes are done under the assumption that having a keyword in a domain name will help. Keyword matches do happen, but after a long laundry list of other matches and last on the list when all other matches do not yield ...


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Using keywords in the domain name is not going to do ANYTHING for you. Its really that simple! Not only is it not going to help but it could also hurt when you do the switch. Even if you do proper redirects. You will lose links and some of your current rank as well. Let me go even further with this because I am so tired of hearing about keywords... Build ...


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Apart from providing your results via the ajax method, you could also interpret the search query from the URL parameters or URL structure (via apache aliasmatch ?). e.g example.com/zoo.php?q=unicorns or example.com/zoo/jellytiger and then return a page with the data already in the html, as if a user would have just typed unicorns or jellytiger in the ...


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I read a Google article saying that if you block the robots from reading the pages then Google doesn't crawl them but also does not know that they are no longer there - prolonging the pages from disappearing from your Webmaster Tools report


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The relevant markup from the linked example is: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> <main itemprop="mainContentOfPage"> <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <span prefix="v: http://rdf.data-vocabulary.org/#"> <span typeof="v:Breadcrumb"><a href="/" rel="v:url" ...


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To be perfectly honest, I believe using a canonical url for example.com/user/page/articlefrom user.example.com/page/article would be a poor use of your business case. You are essentially stating that, all things being equal, you'd prefer organic traffic to go to /user/page/article instead of a sub-domain. Whilst this might help grow authority of your root ...


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You need to add structured data to your documents. You can either do this by hand, by using services like Google’s Structured Data Markup Helper, or by using CMS/themes/plugins - the only thing that matters is the result, i.e., that your documents contain the structured data which you want to convey about your content. Google recognizes (some parts of) ...


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Duplicate pages (regardless of domain) frustrates users. Imagine if google's duplicate content penalty was never in place. If a user searched for a term and found it on one of your sites, then your second site will be listed underneath it. If the user did not like the first entry, surely, there will be some sadness because the next entry is the duplicate of ...


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It depends. If your site has very few visitors, then there may be no negative effect on SEO. If however your site is the like one of the most popular sites in the world with hundreds of visitors a minute accessing the site via the root domain (for example, by typing it in), then it may affect SEO because all accesses to the root still produce a page to the ...


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I see some problems. Starting now, get rid of the keywords meta tag. Bing will use it against you if it contains the same word numerous times, and google will at best ignore it. Next, work on your meta description tag, and make it so it doesn't keep repeating the same word. Also, try to make the characters limited to letters and numbers, commas, and dashes ...


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It won't hurt your SEO because Google establishes what is what on page regardless, things like breadcrumbs get detected by Google regardless of the positioning and markup used in the source code. However, if you want a semantic website then you should resolve this, a simple fix would be to edit your 'loop' in your WordPress, and if I'm not mistaken your ...


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This is what Google calls the "separate URLs" configuration. In the desktop site, you should add a special <link rel="alternate" ...> tag pointing to the corresponding mobile URL. This helps Googlebot discover the location of your site's mobile pages. In the mobile site, you should add a <link rel="canonical" ...> tag pointing to the ...


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As long as the upgrade goes smoothly, things should be fine. WordPress is good about keeping your content between upgrades. I've occasionally seen plugins break during upgrades. This can have some negative consequences. One of my WordPress sites had a calendar plugin that I couldn't get working again after the upgrade. This caused all of its URLs to ...


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Google (and other bots) will see your html as it is. If you've got it as an image, they'll see it like that. If you Javascript it to the background, they won't notice, so it'll have no effect. Although, Google (and maybe other bots) are starting to understand javascript. I recommend not hiding the image, simple remove it or load it as background in the ...


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If the page changes due to filters are significant enough, it is a new page. There is no reason to think otherwise. It is not necessary to use a canonical tag if the filters change the page enough not to get into trouble. You need to check this of course. I used to use this method for several pages on my site that could potentially create 250,000 or so ...


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If someone is coming from https://news.google.com/ you will see news.google.com / referral as a source / medium. But when traffic is coming from https://www.google.com/?tbm=nws (google news in SERP) it's tagged as google / organic


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I wouldn't be confident in calling that assumption 'safe'. Crawling and Indexing are two different processes for search engines. Google is capable of fetching and rendering (using their preview-engine) a single-page-application generated web-page. But the technology used for generating the rendered responses isn't the same as that used to extract links from ...


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It doesn't matter what you wrap it in, Google will read the content and that's all they care about.


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If two domains have same content and are owned by the same company, then your own pages are competing against yours which in turn will affect your ranking and SEO value is split. There are two different ways to handle it depending on your situation. If you want both the domains to co-exist: If you want both the domains to coexist, then you should pick one ...


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I mentioned this in comments earlier, but I think it is a reasonable solution and a better way to mark up the content... Instead of having the p element (containing the tooltip) hardcoded in the HTML following the anchor, simply include this text in the anchors title attribute. This attribute is, after all, intended for this purpose... to provide the user ...


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You can create sitemaps for images and upload it in Google Webmaster Tools. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/178636


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You can use display: flex and then specify an alternative order: n value for divisions that moves your menu division above or below other divisions. In other words, you don't need two menus with the same content if you always hide one or other of them. A guide to FlexBox W3C Flexible Box Layout


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They won't like it at all. This is duplicate content and exactly what they do not want in their index.


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Your "SEO expert" might be a lying bastard, but this probably isn't the reason. He's absolutely right about this. This is a little known edge case in URL construction. RFC 3986 is the official definition of the URL format and rules on how to encode and decode URL. Any URL parser should be following this as closely as possible to avoid errors and be ...


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Technically, a URL can be 2083 characters long but some say the real limit is 2000. I am not about to test this. Okay. Not what you are looking for? Remember that there is a lot of advice out there some of it very real, some silly as [redacted], and some culled completely from the dark smelly nether-regions (you know... New Jersey!). The practical reality ...


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These URLs are valid only when present in an HTML document, and "some online SEO tools" are sort of incorrect to report this as a problem. What happens here is that you have used numeric HTML entities to represent various characters, but the URL format does not treat these as encoded characters that should be decoded to get the URL that will actually be ...


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I would go for the first set but without dining in last 3. However, you need to take care of the technical side. example.com/dining (HUB for all dining) example.com/restaurants (HUB specifically for restaurants) example.com/cafes (HUB specifically for cafes) example.com/restaurants/red-onion-club (actual page for that venue)


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There is one case in which a trailing slash will help with search engine optimization (SEO). That is the case that your document has what appears to be a file extension that is not .html. This becomes an issue with sites that are rating websites. They might choose between these two urls: http://mysite.example.com/rated.example.com ...


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URL's with and without slashes are treated as two different URL's. Its absolutely essential that you fix this to avoid duplicate content problems. Generally, this affects the whole site, as every page has a duplicate. Standardize site wide URL's Use 301 redirects or canonicalization to fix URL's Do an internal link audit to make sure there are no ...


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What if a website does not have Google Analytics installed. In such a case Google has no chance of knowing the sites bounce rate. Will such a website never be able to dominate top positions in SERP's? There are rumors without evidence that Google uses bounce rate to rank websites. Here is a post from 2012 that has Matt talking about bounce rates. Matt ...



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