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This feature of Apache is known as "MultiViews" and it is handled by the content negotiation module: ...if /some/dir has MultiViews enabled, and /some/dir/foo does not exist, then the server reads the directory looking for files named foo.*, and effectively fakes up a type map which names all those files, assigning them the same media types and ...


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It's most likely an attempt to spam your logs/analytics. Many websites accidentally leave their logs and/or analytics publicly available and as a result crawlers index their contents. Since many log and analytic software turn URLs into hyperlinks these links are valid and can count as backlinks to a site if found by the search engines. Their value is ...


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I disagree with the comment that SEO is extremely complex. Actually, it is common sense stuff. There is no magic, voodoo, special formula, incarnations, specific sequence of buttons and switches, etc. You do not need the voodoo priestess Bloody Mary to come to your house or office. How search engines work is very simple and only a handful of techniques that ...


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An uncategorized URL is an URL without any category, logical right? For example, in a blog (about webmastering), you can categorize articles (thus URL) into categories (HTML, CSS, SEO, etc.) and get URLs like this: www.example.com/html/my-first-article/ www.example.com/css/my-second-article/ www.example.com/seo/my-third-article/ etc. However, you can ...


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If you literally only have a few "groups" you want to block then you would do something like: User-agent: * Disallow: /lang/group1 Disallow: /lang/group2 ...and everything else would be allowed. This would work with all robots that obey the original "standard". Or, you could block all groups (group1, group2, etc.) and make an exception for "group3", like: ...


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A URL is a URL. It can have a query string or not. It can have subdirectories or not. But one format is not better than another as far as SEO goes. Search engines can work with all of them equally as well. Having said that, having a URL that clearly organizes and identifies the content of that resource is better than one that doesn't. Remember that users ...


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The same question is legitimate in case of multivariate tests. Follow this guide: http://searchengineland.com/googles-seo-guide-on-ab-multivariate-testing-130093 The best advice of all is to put a canonical to a page with static content.


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Could each of your users maintain their own sitemap? If so, you could use a sitemap index. Its intended use is for when your sitemap is too big, I believe, but you could as well list all the sitemaps you expect your users to create. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> ...


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First, we have to assume that all of your users want all of their files to be indexed by search engines. Second, we need a method to get the sitemap to Google. Especially in your case, the easiest way is to use robots.txt. Sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml Third, you need a sitemap. If you don't already have a way to generate a sitemap for all ...


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There are two techniques that you can use: Frame redirects This is a technique where the first domain serves an HTML frameset that hides the other URL. It has some disadvantages: Users may not be able to navigate out of the frameset. Clicking links may not change the URL, even if they navigate to external websites. Users may have a hard time ...


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I strongly suggest you examine the status codes and their meanings. You did not explain why a client (which could be a human or a bot) might request a URL that does not exist but the URL might have a valid "parent" URL. The reasons for unusual situation will likely guide your choices of status codes. The information provided by closetnoc is excellent, and ...


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Here is a run-down of some of the HTTP Status Codes. If you want to know more about HTTP Status Codes, I suggest this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_status_codes It explains things rather well. A 202 status code is OK. This means that the request was successfully fulfilled. A 301 status code Moved Permanently is a redirect. A 303 status ...


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Just delete your website sitemap on Google web master tools, and resubmit your sitemap. Make sure you removed all your unwanted pages, posts and elements from your coding structure. If your are using word press it is better to use Yoast plugin for sitemap because it gives an option to choose which pages, posts and elements to get added on your sitemap and ...



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