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It is quite common, and for high traffic websites certainly using a Content Delivery Network is sound advice, it takes the strain off your main server whilst making sure users get static content quickly. There is the added benefit that if I visit site A that uses say the Google hosted jQuery and then visit site B that does the same, I will have cached it ...


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I would see no reason to unblock Yahoo's search bot. There are 2 ways Yahoo could be using the Bing Engine. They could integrate it with their own and set a hybrid crawler loose on the net or they could just be sending the queries into the Bing Engine and spitting out the results they get back. From the document Joel linked to there is another document ...


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"all" isn't a valid attribute. Valid values for the attribute are: "INDEX", "NOINDEX", "FOLLOW", "NOFOLLOW". "INDEX,FOLLOW" is the default behaviour so neither examples will make any difference.


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They both have one thing in common: they do nothing. By default search engines and robots will crawl and index everything which makes those tags redundant and unnecessary. The meta robots tag is to be used when you want to prevent content from being crawled and or indexed.


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The short answer is no. The only real way to get yourself higher in search rankings is to actually have the best/most relevant content for whatever the search is. There are services that will offer ways to do this, which often involve things like them placing links to your site in various directories at best, in spam farms at worst. The search engines ...


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A link is a link regardless if the page is part of a blog or not. What does affect a link's value is: Is it nofollow? If so the link has no value. Is the page the link is on in Google's index? If not then the link has no value until that page gets indexed. Is the link in a page with content related to yours? If so, it has some value. If not, it has very ...


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It appears that they've just started rolling out Bing search results on Yahoo! for about 25% of the searches, with the goal of completely switching over in August/September. I would bet that the Yahoo spider isn't even running any more and if it is, it's not very relevant.


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Try using this GreaseMonkey script and see if it works for you. http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/10687


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Check BuiltWith.com's Web Technology Trends & HTTPArchive website's stats for metrics on usage of external libraries & services. As per BuiltWith.com, 2,146,587 websites use Google's AJAX Libraries API. This includes 169,454 websites within the most visited sites on the internet and an additional 1,977,133 websites on the rest of the web. ...


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If the same content can be reached by more then one URL then you will definitely have issues with duplicate content. You will need to specify a canonical URL for each page so Google knows which one is the "main" one and will show that URL in its search results. All other URLs that pull up the same content will be seen as the same page (which means any links ...


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From http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/webhosting/editors/editors-16.html To create your own custom error page, you'll simply need to build a page using any of our tools and save the page in your main directory with the name e404.html (for "404 not found" errors) or e401.html (for "401 authorization required" errors).


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Try to reach the source from where these search engines are picking up information. It might be the case that even after getting removed from main site, search-engines are updating it from other sources. I recommend you better update the phone number instead of removing it. Request these sites individually to update your phone number. It will be permanent ...


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I raised a search enquiry with Yahoo on Monday - the acknowledgement included the following note on the transition to Bing which you might find relevant: Yahoo! Search is excited to reach a new stage in the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance; the integration of Microsoft algorithmic results is near complete for the U.S. and Canada marketplace. ...


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You are wrong. :) PageRank does not count for 20% of Google's algorithm. Yahoo doesn't use PageRank as it is exclusive to Google (although you can be sure they have something similar). PageRank used to account for a very large portion of Google's algorithm. In fact, it was what separated them from the rest and made the quality of their results so much better ...


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I can't really speak for Yahoo but in case of Bing, submit request about "Outdated cache removal" Read more about this here: http://www.bing.com/webmaster/help/bing-content-removal-tool-cb6c294d Please note, that all search engines eventually crawl over your web pages again. It's just a matter of time.


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Caching is done on the search engine's servers, so there isn't much you can do about it. it is outside your direct control since you are at the mercy of specific search engines re-indexing you. You can (and should) sign up for Bing and Google webmaster tools (Yahoo is part of Bing's tools). This will give you an opportunity to let them know you've updated ...


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It's not worth much today. Yahoo's popularity used to mean it had lots of links pointing to its pages and thus it was relevant for many topics and its directory pages would show up well in search results. Those days are long gone and the value those links carried went with it. For a directory link it's relatively valuable but overall its worth is not ...


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Bing now powers all of Yahoo search (effectively), so you can stop considering submission to Yahoo No, Bing - despite various mentions of it over the last two years, doesn't accept specific video sitemaps (mRSS) or anything beyond your normal XML Yes, Bing does support sitemap index files


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I wish I could I find the article I read about 3 months ago. However, the short version is that Yahoo is using Bing's index (entirely) and algorithm (mostly). Yahoo is still crawling with their own bot to make small amendments to the search results and for other projects. In short, banning the bot could drop you entirely out of the Yahoo SERPs (but would ...


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In the past, you could use the Yahoo! Site Explorer to manage your sitemaps with Yahoo!. Since they now use Bing to power their searches, they recommend you use the Bing webmaster Tools instead.


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Set up an effective SPF (TXT) record and sign your outgoing email with a DKIM signature (all of which can be done from within Sendgrid). If the spam reports always come from Yahoo! email addresses, then something in your mail setup is not liked by Yahoo! in particular - and this is going to be difficult to help with without knowing the copy and content of ...


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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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Yahoo's directory is a mere shadow of what it used to be. It doesn't deliver any traffic anymore. General consensus that I've read online is that it isn't worth the $299 anymore. Especially since it now now per year as opposed to a one time fee like it originally was. This page might be a good read for you.


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Yahoo's results are now powered mostly by Bing. Try submiting your site and sitemaps with Bing Webmaster Tools.


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Bing does accept video sites maps as well as media RSS feeds. You can send email to bingfeed@microsoft.com with inquiries about how to submit video sitemap or feed


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After a little bit of testing, the preview appears to use a screen width of around 1000 pixels, so it is very likely it uses 1024 as a base. I checked Wikipedia, which uses a fluid layout. Judging by the scale of the thumbnail it used around 1000 pixel width (you can check more accurately yourself if you like). I checked CSS-Tricks.com which uses a ...


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Google might have better anti-spamming filters than Yahoo!. PageRank is designed to attempt to rank webpages by usefulness by looking at their backlinks. But this only works if the backlinks are organically generated, not if you purchased them or otherwise create them yourself (e.g. ads, link exchanges, link wheels, blog spamming/content spamming, etc.). ...


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I'm not sure about the copyright laws in your country, but in most countries, especially the ones that abide by the Berne Convention or WIPO Copyright Act and similar international agreements, all creative works are automatically copyrighted whether the author explicitly says so or not. Aside from fair use, all rights are automatically held by the copyright ...


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One thing i'd add to @John Conde's answer is where PageRank still has a material impact: Indexing. Google has stated that the depth (of a site) and the frequency at which the Googlebot crawls a website is usually dictated by it's PageRank (the internal score, not the little green vanity bar).


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If two separate customers of turnkey are having a problem with Microsoft emails then a blocked ip address is unlikely as you are both using dedicated ip's. I would check your ip's against a black list checker like this one. If nothing is showing up as blocked then it sounds like a config issue. If your hosting provider will not support you, consider ...



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