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If you look at the source code for your Tumblr site, you'll see a feed auto-discovery link in the head section that'll look like this: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="/rss"> Copy that line, and in your text editor, change it to: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://domain.tumblr.com/rss"> ...


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As a general rule, search engines don't read content created by JavaScript. There are some exceptions as this is changing over time, but the more complex the JavaScript is the less likely it is to be interpreted by search engines. This means your suggestion would not be beneficial for their SEO efforts. If they're not satisfied with their current CMS they ...


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Great question! This can actually be done, but it's relatively tricky. Tumblr has made it very clear that they don't want you to do this. They have silently broken CloudFlare integration a while back, where everyone who did this reverse proxy stuff with CloudFlare has basically gotten booted off of their custom domain name without any warning. (Keep in ...


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You can create 301 redirects in tumblr using the 'Redirect' page type: Click the settings cog in your tumblr Dashboard. Click the 'Customize your blog' button. Click the 'Pages' header. Choose the 'Add a page' link. Choose 'Redirect' from the 'Page Type' drop down. Put your old WordPress URL in the "Page URL" field. Put the new tumblr URL in the ...


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Unfortunately, you're largely stuck unless you feel like doing a bunch of data mangling. Tumblr provide no full-fidelity export process, and don't seem terribly interested in doing so anytime soon. Gina Trapani provides a little background here as well as a link to a backup tool they produced in 2009 that's Mac-only, beta, and which no longer works due to ...


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The big advantage is future flexibility. If in 5 years time, Tumblr closes down you lose everything - all the SEO value of your content, your customers' bookmarks, etc. You can migrate the content, but you'll be starting from scratch with marketing. If you put it on your own domain, and Tumblr closes down, you can switch to Wordpress.com, migrate the ...


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Check the FAQ in Domain.com's support page, under: "What is DNS Management and what DNS Records can I create and manage?" The first record is your "Alias" Record (A Record), pointing your domain to an IP address to connect to. As instructed by Tumblr, change the IP address corresponding to your domain name there to: 66.6.44.4 I can't really see what's in ...


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I haven't tried it myself, but this guy offers a solution: http://henrik.nyh.se/2007/06/tumblr-in-a-subdirectory. You need access to to your htaccess file and you need to be able to save a php script. It looks fairly straightforward. You can draw further inspiration (at least for the redirecting part) from this guide on how to install Wordpress in a ...


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I've read on some blogs that Tumblr blogs have terrible SEO generally, in part because when people reblog your posts, it generates duplicate content on other sites, which Google doesn't like. According to Tumblr’s Biggest Strength is its Biggest Weakness to Google on Soshable: Somewhere along the lines, Google and the other search engines realized ...


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Google doesn't just start indexing the moment you publish. First you go into a 'sandbox', while Google figures out whether or not you are spam. When you are still very small (and remember you are competing with sites who receive in a second the kind of traffic you probably receive in a month) Google does not update it's index very often - once every 2 or 3 ...


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Not all mobile devices can handle JavaScript so the Google Analytics code won't work on every mobile device. Google covers how to handle this with server side code as outlined here: Activity on websites specially tailored for low-end mobile devices All the same data that you've come to expect from your Google Analytics reports is now available for ...


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Because DNS records are systematically cached, it generally takes up to 48 hours for changes to propagate throughout the rest of the system. Flushing your browser's DNS cache may not necessarily resolve the issue right away, due to the various different levels at which this caching happens (your records may be up to date with respect to your ISP, but your ...


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If you have nowhere to host a custom font you may be best off using services like Google Web Fonts, Typekit, or something similar as their fonts can be loaded directly from a CDN. CSS Tricks has a good run down on the subject and Smashing Magazine has a good review of the sector


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ga.js has no way of checking views on the internal tumblr dashboard. Allowing such a screening would lead to: Legal troubles under many (mostly european) privacy laws [in a worst case scenario] (i.e. 3rd party unscrutinized scripts like ga.js running on the dashboard) Opening the tumblr dashboard site to a brand new daring world of XSS attacks (tumblr ...


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It is very likely that it will, unless the embedding is done through an iframe. You could try using canonical URLs (see Google reference, SEOMoz tips) to point both URLs to whichever one you want to rank. To be safer, I would recommend showing snippets or a feed of some sort on your website that links back to your tumblr, or just moving everything over to ...


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There are plenty of ways to do it, but why haven't you installed some sort of CMS on the website, when you're actually the one creating it? WordPress is awesome for blogging, and you should get it installed on the website instead of trying to get it embedded. Why would you want that anyway? It is usually a horrible solution. If you absolutely must, you can ...


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IFrames are completely ignored by search engines, then pets.tumblr.com/cats will look as a blank page. All content inside the IFrame belongs to a different site. Using IFrames will not hurt pets.tumblr.com but your pages will never get ranked because they will be blank pages. Doing javascript/jquery redirect might look as a sneaky redirect, you are sending ...


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Yes, this will work. When you use a custom domain with tumblr, tumblr issues a 301 redirect1 (moved permanently) for all pages and subpages to redirect your tumblr subdomain at example.tumblr.com/path/ to your registered domain at example.com/path/. When Google has re-indexed the site to display URLs with your registered domain instead of the original ...


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If you have redirected the old pages to the new pages then you have done the most important part. Check that the redirect is a 301 redirect which means 'moved permanently' The site move feature in webmaster tools doesn't redirect a website, whereas 301 redirects do. You will still see pages from your old domain in the search index as it will take some time ...


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How long has it been since the switch? Have you confirmed the 301 is working correctly? i.e. does each page 301 redirect to their matching pages on your new domain, as opposed to just the home page. Did you have webmaster tools set up on the old tumblr blog ? If so, did you inform Google the tumblr URL would be moving to a new domain? As explained here: ...


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As Tumblr say in their guide to using custom domains, you're right, they'll handle the redirects for you. Unfortunately you won't be able to do much more to communicate this change to Google yourself. What you can do is make sure to register the new domain with Google Webmaster Tools and verify it using a TXT record in your DNS. Once you've done that and ...


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The CNAME looks correct according to Tumblr's support doc on using a custom domain name, and if you're reaching a page on their end (as seen before), it's resolving to their servers. The problem might be related to the .tk ccLTD: Since its registrations are offered free of charge, spam and phishing operators have historically abused .tk domains - see this ...


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Simpy having a feed from tumblr will have no direct SEO effect what so ever on the site the feed is on (as the content wont be indexed as on the site). However if people liked content on the site that came from the feed, they may link to it and share it, so indirectly it may have some effect. Also in connection with your other post, if the content did some ...


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Google Analytics only tracks pages that include your Google Analytics tracking code. This code is a piece of JavaScript included at the beginning or end of your pages that reports each visit to Google's servers. The tumblr dashboard does not include this tracking code, so no visit will be recorded for people who read your post via the dashboard. There's no ...


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I googled jonathan wiesel blog and i found that your tumblr site was listed first and after that two links to your custom domain where listed. The reason for tumblr blog appearing instead of the custom domain is that google may thinks that the both address as different and lists the site with higher ranking. It may take some two - three weeks for your ...


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Read up on how to use a custom domain name with Tumblr http://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/custom_domains To redirect from domain.com to www.domain.com place the code below in your .htaccess file. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L]


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I'm running an app on Heroku and I'm having trouble coming up with a similar solution that you gave for http://www.senanyc.com/blog/. What's amazing is that if you go to http://senanyc.tumblr.com (which I guessed was their tumblr subdomain) it links back to http://www.senanyc.com/blog/. They're doing this with some javascript if (location.host == ...


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Yes. Yes. Yes. You ask about tumblr.com and the answer is yes for them too. They give detailed instructions, but say: Our staff isn't able to support many of the issues that may crop up when setting up a domain name. (It should be "our staff aren't", but I can't fix that!) The SEO dangers associated with using Blogger and Tumblr with your own ...



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