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comment SEO - Redirect on first page (site.com -> site.com/en)
@Jayen 'en' would show for English-language searches anywhere, except where there's a more specific alternative that would override it, e.g., if there's an 'en-gb', English language searches in Google UK should get that version in favour of 'en'.
Apr
29
comment How to track the keyword position of my website without violating the google TOS
@snovelli Those services don't use Google's API. They have their own methods that may or may not skirt around TOS issues.
Apr
8
comment Change ecommerce website link structure?
@Trev Should be fine, assuming the pages are as similar as they sound. Have successfully used the same approach for clients.
Mar
11
comment hreflang tag to be added on each page of the website or only on homepage?
@Sanchit I'm not clear what you're looking for with the second point: it's a statement, not a question. Can you clarify?
Mar
3
comment Using competitors domain with different ending to boost traffic
@MatthewSmart I wouldn't be so sure of your plan to flog it either. You might want to look up UDRP and bad faith. Your motives being so transparent I can't imagine you'd win, especially if any detective work lead to this page. On which point, that's not your real name, is it? ;)
Mar
3
comment SEO optimisation for a video-heavy website
What you've described sounds like a video category page. Does each video also have its own page?
Mar
2
comment Is there any way I can exclude paid search from channel graphics in Google Analytics?
@Daveth3Cat Not at all, appreciate the comment. Added your (better) approach to my answer since it was already accepted.
Mar
2
comment Is there any way I can exclude paid search from channel graphics in Google Analytics?
@Daveth3Cat That does sound better.
Mar
1
comment How is my SEO affected if I make all outbound links on my website rel=nofollow?
@w3dk Good point. Edited.
Nov
25
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.
Oct
27
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.
Nov
7
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?
Jun
11
comment Optimising website IP for location
See comments below.
Jun
11
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
11
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
11
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
2
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
1
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.
May
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comment Showing schema.org aggregate rating in Google rich snippets
"[I]t's all the same to Google" and "should not hide [content] with <meta>" are statements of opinion, not fact. There's a difference between content simply hidden with CSS (itself not necessarily invalid), and content which is shown on page but may be difficult or impossible to mark-up with microdata without recourse to <meta>.
May
30
comment Is submitting a sitemap an outdated technique for SEO?
@TaylorTaff doesn't say they "have to be used", but he does make the valid, referenced point that the 2 dominant search engines recommend using them. Unless I've missed something, nobody has asserted that a Sitemap gets a "page indexed quicker" and that isn't what the original question asked.