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You will need to have quite a bit of traffic to your site to get those. Keep creating great content. Google will not give those out easy. Be sure that you have your navigation marked up with semantic HTML and include an id of nav or navigation on your menu. This will help Google know what links are your navigation. (as opposed to a list of links). Also, ...


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Excerpt from Googler Maile Ohye's explanation on Sitelinks in Google Webmaster Help - Sitelinks are often produced when there's a high probability that the site is the top match for the user's query. In other words, to have sitelinks ... you'll probably need to be the definitive first result Sitelinks are completely automated & based on ...


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As far as I know the official term is just sitelinks. That's what google calls them: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=8523&answer=47334. Also, here is a good article on the topic and they are called sitelinks as well. http://www.click-finders.com/blog/how-to-get-google-sitelinks-on-your-serp-listing/


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Here is a guide to using RDFa to get the most out of Rich Snippets, however, it sounds as though you may be referring to Site Links (please clarify if you are referring to neither).


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Sitelinks are usually taken from the home page. Make sure Google is able to see those links; if your website used heavy JavaScript to construct the DOM it's possible that Google simply doesn't see any link. To see if this is the case open your website with a command line (no GUI) web browser, such as links (Linux). Alternatively, try to disable JavaScript ...


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You may also maintain a footer that is rich in (text) links; make sure you use good labels. You can think of the footer as a subset of your complete sitemap. This might suggest Google that those links / contents are quite important since they are repeated across the site (assuming all pages have the same footer). Removal of sitelinks is more ...


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In order to remove particular categories in the Sitelinks result: Go to your Google Webmaster Tools account Click Sitelinks which is under Search Appearance section. Give the link of your category that want to remove in **Demote this sitelink URL:** area Likewise give all your links to remove from Sitelinks. You can't add any particular categories ...


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I have a site localized into over forty languages and have no problem with my site links. You don't state what url structure your two sites are in. Google recommends that your internationalized sites be on separate top level domains (example.com vs example.es), different sub-domains (www.example.com vs es.example.com), or different folders ...


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Some PDFs are generated in a way that makes it very hard to extract the content. You can usually tell by highlighting some of the text, and copy & pasting it into a text-file. When you do that with this file, it shows the same gibberish. It's possible that just re-generating the PDF will help, potentially using a different PDF creator / driver. There ...


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A quick answer is: No, it does not hurt you (see answers like this: Does Google still recommend 100 links or fewer per page? ). Some sites with huge dropdown navs outsource the navigation to javascript and an external library, to keep the main HTML page smaller (and probably, but not necessarily the links from being recognized by the Google bot), but your's ...


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Based on my experience and my understanding of how javascript works, the Google Analytics code only records data related to the moment the user first loads the page and the javascript is run. So if a user only looks at one page, they would have a time on site of 00:00:00, regardless of how long they looked at a page. The GA code has no way of knowing when ...


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I think that the search box appears at the discretion of Google and their algorithms, but I have heard that having a CSE set up for your site can increase the likelihood that the box will appear, though this hasn't helped with any of my sites.


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Visit the Google Webmaster Tools section on sitelinks (under "Site Configuration"), which allows you to demote various sitelinks. This won't allow you to choose which sitelinks appear on your website, but it may decrease the likelihood that Google will select a particular page on your site as a sitelink.


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CSS directives: a.abbrev span { display:none; } Links: <a href="..." title="Full Text" class="abbrev">FT<span> (Full Text)</span></a> Updates: ... a less ugly solution and why other avenues of exploration will probably not yield the desired results. CSS directives: a.abbrev span { display:block; float:left; width:1em; ...


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Linking to your forum on every page in your site won't get you into any kind of trouble SEO-wise. That's normal for important parts of a website and site navigation. So don't change this or set them to nofollow (which should never be used for internal links). I'd be surprised if the most recent forum posts on your home page caused your issue at least as a ...


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I have not found any way to adjust sitelinks, or even whether they are included or not. According to this page (http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=47334) Google says the entire process is automated, and all you can do is 'demote' a page for up to 90 days at a time, so you do have the ability to remove a sitelink from your ...


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You should be fine with noindexing the page, as there is no legal requirement to have T&C pages indexed (nor even included on a site). However you might want to do a back link check and check traffic to the page in GA first; perhaps people are linking to the page (unlikely) or it gets a lot of traffic and this could be why it keeps getting picked? If ...


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For all pages that have more that one url, add only the preferred url on sitemap, and do not include the secondary urls. But you have treat these multiple versions, to avoid duplicate content. For example: https://www.website.com/, https://www.website.com/en/, http://www.website.com/index.php, http://www.website.com/en/index.php all lead to the same ...


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Go to your Google Webmaster Tools account. On left navigation under Search Appearance click on Sitelinks and remove the links you don't want to appear under search results. Sitelinks are automatically generated links that may appear under your site's search results. Learn more. If you don't want a page to appear as a sitelink, you can demote it. Only site ...


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It depends hugely on how quickly Google deals with the updated information. For example: I specified on my sitemap that my site changes daily and i posted a topic on my site but it doesn't appear on the search results even when i included my sites whole name on the query. After 3 days it appeared on Google so i changed the title of my topic and after 3 ...


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I've checked several sites that have site links. None of the ones that I have checked use headline tags around the links that get chosen as site links. Almost all the site links are chosen from navigation lists near the top of the page. The only site that has a h1 link on the page that I checked was CNN. They actually use a h1 tag for the title of the ...


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First I think you are getting a bit confused. Sitelinks aren't connected with rich snippets. They are different things: Sitelinks About rich snippets and structured data On the https://oregonvma.org/ site, these aren't rich snippets, as the page has no mark up. It's simply the content from the page being displayed in the SERPS: Compare the content on the ...


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The chances are you have no waited long enough for Google to index them, Google has billions of pages each day to index, they simple don't have the resources to quickly do everyone's site and depending on your original site and how often they crawled it depends on how quickly they will update with new urls, a fairly average site takes between 2-4 weeks and ...


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Not separate domains, separate subfolders (or subdomain), each for a different language. The main root folder should be for the default language of the site. Country targeting is not the same thing as language targeting. Google offers country (geo) targeting that can be applied at domain, subdomain or subfolder level. No need to set up different accounts ...


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I hope by sitelinks, you mean internal links. There is also an option called "Links to your site" which are external links to your site. It would be better if you would clarify. Moreover, SiteLinks is list of important links in your site. There is an option to demote those links, but as those are links generally form within your site, only way to remove ...


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Google says: To demote a sitelink URL: On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click the site you want. Under Site configuration, click Sitelinks. In the For this search result box, complete the URL for which you don't want a specific sitelink URL to appear. (How to find the right URL.) In the Demote this sitelink URL box, complete the URL of ...


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As far as i know; canonical tag will not pass the power of link juice. Canonical tag is useful when you are publishing same content on multiple location of the same website or different website. For example: if you mirrored www.fdmacademy.com on fdmgroup and placed canonical tag on respective page of fdmgroup that stats the original source of that content ...


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Remember bounce rate is the percentage of visitors who only visit one page on a site and leave. Make sure your stats are correct and that you aren't count moves to other pages on your site or the display of an off-site shopping cart or the like. Also make sure that your stats are excluding traffic from 'bots and other automated sources. Some of my sites ...


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Unfortunately Google has not released how they determine their sitelinks. However based upon their sitelinks support page it seems that the best practices for creating navigation links that become sitelinks is consistancy. Always using the same URL structure and anchor tags for each URL probably makes it easier for the algorithm to match important content to ...


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If you make sure that your old URLs redirect to the new ones then you should be OK. Your old page should redirect to the new one using HTTP status of 301 "moved permanently". If you don't put the redirects in then all existing links are broken and Google may see your new URLs as duplicate content of the old and not rank them so well.



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