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Yes - altering a HOSTS file locally to redirect a domain to an IP isn't the same as simply typing in that IP into the browser. The reason why is that in shared hosting, one IP address houses multiple domains. When you type in that IP address of "your" site (which is also the IP of other sites as well), the server can either a) Give an error b/c it doesn't ...


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Google cares only about content (unique, correct headerts etc. ) and incoming links (from good sites with similar content) . Nothing more, nothing less :D


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Turns out, the WordPress install was indeed compromised. I did a diff of my existing install vs a new WordPress install, and diff reported new file: # diff -qr wordpress_installed/ wordpress_new/ Only in wordpress_installed/wp-includes: class-wp-init.php I also found wp-config.php had been edited to include this @include_once(ABSPATH . ...


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Obviously you can always have nested categories in WordPress (and most other CMSs) as well as child pages, child posts, grandchildren, etc. If done in a non-spammy fashion, there is no real advantage or disadvantage from the pure SEO perspective...the spiders don't particularly care so long as the links work and the content is indexable. The big worry is ...


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The short answer is yes. Adding the domain name and IP to your HOSTS file will resolve the domain, locally, to the IP you have entered. When you then visit that domain in your web browser, along with your request to the web server (at that IP address you entered), your browser will send the domain name you have requested. The shared web server will then use ...


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Given the default behavior of WordPress, what you describe almost has to be a misbehaving plugin or custom function in your functions.php file. What I would do is the following: Disable all plugins Switch to a basic theme, such as TwentyFifteen or TwentySixteen These two steps will give you the basic WordPress experience. Create a post/page and see if ...


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Does Google just put that "First -" itself? Nope. Otherwise where might that be coming from? There are several things you will need to check since this is WordPress. All of them are misconfigurations of one kind or another Check your plugins to see if you have an SEO helper such as All in One SEO, Platinum SEO or Yoast SEO. if you have one, ...


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I'd recommend allowing only one of the archive ("overview") types to be indexed. They're all facet views of the same body of information, so a degree of duplication will occur and, inevitably, some will be more meaningful and useful as a user entry-point than others. I'd suggest allowing categories to be indexed, and noindex the tag, date, and author ...


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Simple anwser is : Install some redirect plugin that use header 301 (for example https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/) and simply redirect non-existed links (get a list form google search console) to existing content. This will reduce 404 errors ,and you will not lose movement on site


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Based in previous experience, you will be totally fine using a Blog category instead of the Posts Page. A number of years ago I created a posts-only website in WP, never had a problem with indexing and so on. As stated before, google cares about 2 things, Content and Recognition. If your content is great, it will get the recognition it deserves, sure you ...


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Google's algorithm's are smart enough to know when a site is using a sidebar to display repeated content and you will not suffer a duplicate content penalty for displaying event information there. As to whether or not the algorithm will rank you well, that's a question that we can't answer because indexing/ranking is the result of numerous variables.



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