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When choosing between using a trailing slash or not, I think that most of the time a trailing slash looks cleaner. However, I ran across one interesting case in which having a trailing slash can 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 ...


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Your soft link will create duplicate content. Every page on your site will have two URLs: one with ~abc and one without. It would solve your problem, but it would create potential problems for search engines. It isn't the best way to solve your problem. For dev sites, I recommend using the hosts file on the machine from which you are doing your browser ...


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I would recommend running a search and replace through your database for the old URL and replace it with the new URL when it is time to go live. This should update everything you need including your menus (assuming you haven't been hardcoding links into template files or something silly).


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Serving multiple sized images is not a big SEO problem, but I try to stick to two sizes: thumbnail large That way, I can have smaller images in the pages, but get the large images ranked in image search. To optimize for image search you should: Use large images (at least 600px in the smaller direction, but not so large that they can't fit on the ...


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It is not a bad idea if you implement 301 redirects from .com to .ie properly. I am changing domain in an attempt to help SEO long term by having a CC TLD (.ie rather than .com) and having my main Keyword in the domain. There will be an impact, but it will be small regarding SEO. Delivering valuable content and attracting backlinks has more impact. ...


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No Google will definitely not throw you a strop if you implement your 301 and canonicals properly. What is going to happen is that it may take a bit of time before it finds out about your changes. It depends how often it revisits your pages. Regarding sitelinks, this is an automated process. So, you have no control over it, except removing sitelinks. But, I ...


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This is handled via HTML 5 SrcSet attribute which allows for one single image to have different sources. The problem is that browser support is still lagging, therefore you need to use polyfills or shims to get it to work correctly. As for your CMS, I would suggest having an Original, and then sizing the other images dynamically. If you are on ASP.net ...


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To my understanding, rel="canonical" is a page level attribute designed for HTML pages (and PDFs). The goal is help search engines identify the preferred URL for your content. You can find two good discussions: Google's Use canonical URLs Moz's Rel=Confused? Answers to Your Rel=Canonical Questions



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