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answered How can I target specific countries with global site under gTLD using sub-directory for each targeted country?
Nov
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comment Remove backlinks from bad sources or not?
@NLemay No, not quite. Your question concerned Google penalties, which are deliberate manual or algorithmic measures to punish certain activities, so my answer relates to those. To answer your follow-up fully we'd need to define what we mean by "hurt SEO", but in general I think it's enough to say don't obsess about links Google isn't warning you about.
Nov
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answered Remove backlinks from bad sources or not?
Oct
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comment Google not showing the preferred geolocalized domain
I think you'd need to share links to your sites. There are many possible explanations; being able to look for ourselves is the most efficient way to help you.
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answered Does using #section in internal linking affect SEO or crawlability?
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comment How might you add SEO value from an iframe to its containing page?
Out of interest, why do you want to add SEO value to the host page? Is that a way of encouraging people to use it, or something else?
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comment Optimising website IP for location
See comments below.
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comment Optimising website IP for location
The point of my answer is that the IP - the CDN's or your own server's - has at best a minor influence. A CDN's purpose is really about load time, which itself is a tiny element of Google's ranking algorithm and nothing at all, so far as I know, to do with geotargeting.
Jun
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answered Optimising website IP for location
Jun
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comment Optimising website IP for location
In response to the query about geotargeting in Google Webmaster Tools, it is worth setting if you have a gTLD. In fact, if you don't want Google to geotarget at all (e.g., override the targeting effect of your server's location), you can set the target to "Unlisted". seroundtable.com/archives/022831.html
Jun
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comment Optimising website IP for location
Actually, the server's IP does have a geotargeting effect, as confirmed by Matt Cutts from Google here youtube.com/watch?v=keIzr3eWK8I, however as John Mueller, another Google employee, stated more recently, it's a relatively minor factor.
Jun
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revised SEO issue - External links rel=“nofollow” or NOT!
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Jun
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comment SEO issue - External links rel=“nofollow” or NOT!
Unless involved in some sort of link scheme (e.g., taking something in exchange for a link), or you're linking out to something spammy or otherwise suspect, I'm not sure why you'd use nofollow. There's no harm at all in passing PageRank to good sites via links that aren't part of some scheme. support.google.com/webmasters/answer/96569?hl=en
Jun
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comment Showing schema.org aggregate rating in Google rich snippets
I thought you were suggesting your position is verified in Google's Structured Data forum, David. My point is only that if, as you've agreed, something is not clear from specifications or guidelines, it's beneficial to be clear that your answer is speculative, or based on non-public information.
Jun
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comment Showing schema.org aggregate rating in Google rich snippets
We're all here to learn, David. I've tested code and provided a reference that are inconsistent with your assertion; you only need do the same with mine to make the argument constructive.