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Technical SEO specialist at DigitasLBi. Occasional webmaster and designveloper.


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answered SEO-friendly masthead with a hidden <h1> and <h2>
Apr
10
awarded  Revival
Jan
27
comment Best method to avoid link juice dilution when a page has lots of links
Thanks for the link: I'm not sure what you refer to in your other answer describes a penalty, though. I can see it says "take action to reduce", which isn't the same thing. Have I missed an important bit? Regards PageRank, I think we may be talking at cross-purposes. I wouldn't expect links to reduce performance of the referring page; I don't think that's how PageRank works, not because of any "redistribution" but because a link which gives PageRank doesn't take it from the referring page.
Jan
16
comment Best method to avoid link juice dilution when a page has lots of links
Do you have a reference for "penalty from Google for showing search result pages in their search results"? Webmaster Guidelines recommend against it, but say nothing of penalty. I'm not sure I follow your argument on PageRank, but I think it may be contrary to what Matt Cutts explains here: mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting - essentially that PageRank is not redistributed.
Nov
24
answered Website localization when using the same domain
Nov
5
answered Does purposely linking to an invalid URL and then using 301 affect SEO?
Nov
5
awarded  Caucus
Nov
2
answered Google indexed the same page under two URLs (despite rel-canonical)
Oct
31
comment Will Page Rank affect if we delete index.php from URL?
According to Google, a 301 will attenuate PageRank inflow by ~15%, which is about the same as a normal link. Consequently where a link and a 301 are in series, total PageRank loss is compounded. So in addition to the redirects Bjørn correctly suggests, you'd update your internal links to the new (sans index.php) format and ideally try to get key external links updated too, though some loss from external links is likely unavoidable. I'm not aware of any basis for idea that redirecting every URL is "not good in the eyes of search engine": doing so is standard practice when migrating sites.
Oct
31
comment How do these SERPs display directory information in rich-snippet without sitelinks? (two example screenshots)
More specifically, the Oregon site is getting a "list snippet", as detailed on Google's Inside Search here: insidesearch.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/…
Oct
21
revised Methods of Geotargeting and optimising for location
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Oct
17
answered Methods of Geotargeting and optimising for location
Sep
17
awarded  Student
Aug
27
awarded  Yearling
Aug
26
answered Conveying website hierarchy using page title. Any conventions?
Aug
26
answered Should I 'mark as fixed' deleted pages in Google Webmaster Tools?
Aug
26
comment How can I safely quote third party's content?
And <q> for shorter quotes. There's a really detailed look at the semantics here: html5doctor.com/blockquote-q-cite
Jul
19
comment Web page has well over 100 anchor tags - how to improve SEO without taking anchors out?
I think you're talking about PageRank sculpting, i.e., you want to prevent PR flowing to some linked pages in order that more flows to the others. Google fixed that by, as you say, discarding rather than redistributing the PR that would otherwise have flowed through the nofollowed link. It's an out-of-date strategy that no-longer works. mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting
Jul
15
answered A date format that isn't picked up by Google as keyword
Jul
15
revised How can I create my authorship markup on a page that I’m going to syndicate on other sites?
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