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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It is always a risk when you change a website that the search engines will stop ranking you. It sounds like you are doing the correct thing. The most important step is to use 301 permanent redirect to redirect each page to the new URL of the page that has that content. Check your redirects and make sure they are the 301 permanent kind, not the 302 ...


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Assuming you've done nothing to reduce the quality of your site, you should not see long-term ranking loss. You will however see movement, both up and down, for a few weeks. You say you've "created a number of redirect rules". Unless it's a very large, complex site, this should be the case for all pages, and they should return 301 HTTP code. If you've ...


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A robots.txt file offers instructions to crawlers about how you would like them to behave, and most reputable crawlers try to follow them, but it has no effect on your server to actually force crawlers to follow them. Typically if a crawler is not following your robots file, it either indicates that it is a rude crawler, perhaps even sending a user agent ...


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You may have a local problem, I just ran this query and you appear in the first spot. Google customises your results by country (even by local area in the UK and US, can't speak to other countries) so sign out of your google account, delete all your cookies and cached data and then try again. You can run a site spesific query using site:mysite.com ...


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The solution may depend on both lists settings. You should always simulate with test lists, before implementing on the real list. Using one forward email account subscribed to both lists, customized settings and email filters may solve the problem. Gmail accounts have some basic filters, but gmail (and other free providers) will not forward if you send to ...


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From this StackOverflow question: You can't force Google to do anything, however, they have made it easier to deal with pagination issues with a recent post on rel="next" and rel="prev". But the primary problem you face is signalling to Google that your first (main) page is the starting point - this is achieved using internal link and ...


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First link in the code can be replaced with new first one at any time [while developing]. So? That "first" link can change at any time, not just when you're developing. The example pages he used are raw HTML documents(essentially one-column pages). That's obviously handy for proving a point, but it also proves only that point. Most sites of any ...


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I see your point about the URLs being shareable in response to John's answer, and that's understandable, as a user benefit. But here you're talking about the search engines, so: Is there maybe a case for applying noindex to these granular comparison pages, or past some threshold like three selected features? While single-product pages, and maybe some ...


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You can extract info from any public web page using Google Docs Spreadsheet function ImportXML. ImportXML lets you get information from filetypes such as xml, html, csv, tsv, as well as RSS and Atom feeds Once you have the extracted info in a Google Docs Spreadsheet, you can choose to embed it within a web page.



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