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Apr
4
comment Is there any system in place to recover a domain that expired and someone else has registered?
letting it expire wouldn't be practical - since it expires in 2015. I very much doubt if he gets much of any traffic since it never got any traffic before we let it expire. i think he only took it because it was registered a long time, and I found out later that having an older domain name increases it's search value, or at least some people think it does.
Mar
15
comment Should rel=canonical point to page one of a set and still have rel=prev/next on the page as well?
We're thinking of removing the prev/next links and putting a canonical link to the first page of the results. We're considering adding a 'view all' page but some of the categories have 500+ items so i'm worried a view all page would take too long to load/be too large, since i thought google doesn't like pages over 150k in size?
Mar
15
comment Should rel=canonical point to page one of a set and still have rel=prev/next on the page as well?
what is CLE? The only duplication issues google is flagging is with the page title and description. It just seems kind of silly to require a unique title and description for pages in a series. I don't really see any value to adding 'page #' to the title and description just to make google happy. Would google actually penalize us in some way for having duplicate titles/description in the series? Oh and these aren't internet search results - they are from category pages, google should definitely be crawling them.
Feb
7
comment Is better for SEO to have text on the page versus in the title of the a tag?
Yes sorry if that wasn't clear - i'm talking about the title attributed of the <a /> tag
Feb
7
comment Is better for SEO to have text on the page versus in the title of the a tag?
It's a pretty narrowly focused website - anyone using the site will know the categories
Oct
7
comment Will we be penalized for having multiple external links to the same site?
I don't think we're in violation of google's guidelines on this, since we're not trying to manipulate links. And having the links where we have them makes logical sense. Someone is selling an item and we're provide a link back to their site for the user to review their site/contact them etc. Any SEO bonus they get from the link is really incidental to the service we're selling. It's an added bonus, but not what we focus on. But still, it's a bonus we'd like to keep and be able to mention to potential new clients.
Oct
2
comment Does google see the output of document.write?
I just assumed the above might work since the function converting the span to an <a> tag would be in an external follow that google is being told not to index/crawl. Or would it still read the content of the JS file for purposes of rendering the pages and then just not include the contents in it's index?
Oct
2
comment Will we be penalized for having multiple external links to the same site?
The only reason I hesitate to use nofollow is that one of our selling points is how having the link to their site on our site will help with their own search engine rankings. IF we put nofollow on all their links, we can't really honestly make that claim anymore.
Oct
2
comment Will we be penalized for having multiple external links to the same site?
We also give them a profile page that also has a link back to their site. So would it make a difference if we set the link on the item listing to nofollow, and leave the link on their profile page as is (without nofollow)? Thanks
Oct
2
comment Will we be penalized for having multiple external links to the same site?
We're pretty confident our clients aren't going to be linking back to sites that can be trusted, at least as far as them not intentionally doing anything bad. Obviously we can't vouch for all of them never being hacked or whatnot. But these are all people who have paid us to list their item for sale, and these are items that cost between hundreds and thousands of dollars. So it's extremely unlikely anyone will put a link and try to do something (intentionally) shady. Is it still worth using nofollow?
Aug
30
comment can canonical links be used to make 'duplicate' pages unique?
@MatthewScharley It's easy enough for me to implement his suggestion. My biggest concern is if implementing it would actually have a negative impact? If it has no impact at all - whatever. Only took me 10 minutes to set it up. But if it hurts with the SEO, well then we have a problem. Do you think it's like to have a negative impact?
Aug
29
comment can canonical links be used to make 'duplicate' pages unique?
technically speaking, the pages aren't exactly duplicates since they are listing individual items. But from google's perspective, they would be dupes since other then a stock code, they have the same content. Thanks for the info from everyone. I'm going to talk with my boss and the SEO guy he hired - maybe we should unhire him.
Aug
28
comment can canonical links be used to make 'duplicate' pages unique?
I believe he thinks doing this is basically going to tell google we're not trying to spam the index by listing the same page over and over again. I just find it hard to believe this would work, since spammers would abuse this instantly. Do you know if there's anything we need to worry about if we do have pages that are basically the same? Will google penalize us in some way for that? thanks