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Google takes several things in account to determine how relevant a page is. The most important factors are: Page content Domain name URL name Let's assume that your content and your domain name didn't change. Even your HTML markup is still the same. OLD example.com/category/subcategory.html NEW example.com/category/filter/cat/subcategory.html By ...


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Since Dropbox blocks your images via their robots.txt, these will not be indexed. If you want them to be indexed, you need to move them to a 3rd party server not blocking them with a robots.txt. If you want some SEO benefits too, you need to store your images on your blog website. Makes sure your images have descriptive alt attributes to maximize chances of ...


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Images not on your site will not be attributed to your site in Google image search. As well, if Dropbox restricts spidering the images with robots.txt, they will not show up in Google image search at all. There is no way out short of moving the images to your server which is what I recommend if you want them indexed by Google. I do not know what kind of ...


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To avoid the need to submit multiple sitemaps for each subdomain with different accounts etc, you should have implemented /folders instead of .subdomains. It is also much more efficient when it comes to SEO.


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You should submit the sitemap only to the version of the site that matches the URLs in the sitemap. Submit this sitemap only to the no-www site in Google Webmaster Tools: <loc>http://example.com/mypage.html</loc> Submit this sitemap only to the www site in Google Webmaster Tools: <loc>http://www.example.com/mypage.html</loc> ...


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No, you don't need to submit a sitemap for the version (here with www) you don't want to use. Remember submitting a sitemap to your Google Webmaster Tools account helps indexing of the site. Therefore, you submit a sitemap only for a site you want to see in Google's index.


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Here is Yahoo's documentation for their sitemap ping. At the top there is a prominent notification that Yahoo webmaster tools have moved to Bing webmaster tools. That is why the ping times out. It is no longer supported and you should use Bing webmaster tools instead. Here are the instructions for submitting sitemaps to Bing. It includes the ping ...


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My answers: Search engines bots are web crawlers (like your web browser in some way) and when a 301 redirect is thrown, they are notified. Therefore, they follow the new redirect to reach the new page and know the PageRank must be transferred. If the 301 redirect is up, search engines don't crawl a.html anymore, that's why after a long time, they remove ...


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The full image is the content. The thumbnail is metadata describing the image. Therefore, it should be the full image. (Assuming you want it to be indexed by image search engines, if you don't really care, then omit it entirely).


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It's most likely that Google is disliking the fact that you have the videos on the sub domain fruits.example.com rather than the main domain. If you take a look at Google by doing site:http://www.example.com and click videos your see that the only two videos to be indexed are those actually hosted on the site. Example: ...


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All the big search engines: Google, Yahoo, Bing, even Yandex and Baidu can read XML sitemap files. There may be some small search engines that don't use them, but all the search engines that are likely to send traffic to your site support them. However, an XML sitemap is not sufficient, even in Google, to get all the pages on your site indexed. See The ...


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Google will choose what they want to index regardless of your sitemap. If they don't feel a particular page of your website serves any real purpose or value, then they could choose to drop it from their index. You can see what pages on your domain are indexed by using the site operator in Google search:- site:example.com Or for specific URL's:- ...


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This simply means Googlebot could not search (crawl) the URLs defined in the provided sitemap. Failure can be caused by a number of reasons. Some that I have found include: Sitemap is syntactically incorrect. Use the W3 Validator to check. Sitemap is incorrectly listing URLs. Site was down/offline. Site was slow and their crawler timed out. Security ...


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The question focuses a lot on what Google is doing but to me it appears that your fundamental problem not really Google specific at all. Why do these names, which you clearly don't seem to want people to use, even exist in DNS? If it is intentional that these names exist and resolve, why are you serving your actual site when people (and Googlebot) connect ...



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