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comment What's the difference between Returnig Visitors and Multisession?
@EikePierstorff Piwik IS a log file analyzer. It can also be a bug based site performance analyzer. GA, of late, has had some funky metrics that are not possible as well as GMT. I always recommend that everyone analyze their log file and not rely on GA only as it can be misleading. It is a matter of balance and sanity check.
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comment Google PageSpeed Insight: Improve server response time
It is important to know that Google almost always suggests increasing page speed. It is not an error- BTW. The 240ms is already 1/4 of a second. How fast does a website have to be?? Page speed as a SEO performance metric is graded on a curve where 2 seconds is considered fast. You are fine. Try going to Sears or Walmart's sites. You are fine- believe me!!
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comment Can .com domains be disputed if the holder does not have a reason for reserving the domain?
The domain name holder must be knowingly violating a trademark. But it goes a lot further than that. The use of the trademark as a domain name has to confuse the trademark. A trademark for Joe's Pizza in NY will not trample the trademark of Joe's Pizza in Pittsburgh. Trademarks are registered geographically. Cisco probably won only because the trademark name belonged to a global company and pre-dated the domain name registration. A compromise was probably required because the domain name owner did not knowingly register the domain name in violation of the trademark.
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comment Can .com domains be disputed if the holder does not have a reason for reserving the domain?
I hate squatters! I hate the whole domain monetization spam crowd! In some respect, I would like to see all those domain names freed up. But at what price? I have a domain name I did nothing with for many years and some that I mostly do not use anymore but they are my old company name. I hold on to them. One I use for e-mail. Another I use for research. A third I use to post photos of the historic area where I live. Who is to argue that my use or non-use is better than what they have in mind? It is not an argument that can be made. And I cannot argue that spammers cannot do what they do.
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comment Can .com domains be disputed if the holder does not have a reason for reserving the domain?
Holder does not have a reason for reserving the domain? According to who? You? Can you make a case and present it?? They may have perfectly good reasons or no reason at all. It is anyone's right to register a domain and not use it for what you think they should use it for. You have no idea what anyone has in mind when they register a domain. I am not sure why you have linked the Wikipedia TLD list. What does this have to do with the question? Am I missing something??
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comment 403 or 301 domain pointing to our domain?
@w3d That is one reason why I asked for the domain names. It could be that the trust metrics are not so high for the original domain- not that the domain has done anything wrong, but a cheap or lousy host is enough- trust me- to seriously downgrade a site through clustering (not clustering as in systems) through semantic relationships between sites and pages, normally related or not, on a host, IP address, address block, etc. A crappy host can really bring you down. Plus- I want to help the OP defeat the hack in a safe but efyoo way.
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comment How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors?
I guess the next natural question is how are they sized? Assuming of course that they are...
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comment What's the difference between Returnig Visitors and Multisession?
GA is a mystery! It does not always make sense to me. I recommend that people use a log file analyzer as well. I recommend piwik.org which is not only one of the best out there, but it is also FREE!! That may help to make sense of GA from time to time. You may find that Piwik will be your go to app and GA your second.
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comment Good idea to reveal server error logs to strangers for help diagnosing?
The web server access logs will not help. But check the error log. There may be a clue in there for you. As well, It does not hurt to paste an example of the error in your question, however, you may want to replace the domain name with example.com.
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comment Page not getting picked up on Google Search
You have done all you can at this point that I can think of. It takes a while for search engines to discover pages. It can take months sometimes. But your doing a Fetch as Google certainly will speed things up. Still, it can take weeks. I guess the next thing to do is to double-check the page to make sure the code is good and that it cannot or does not appear as spam.
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comment 403 or 301 domain pointing to our domain?
While there is not enough detail to answer your question directly, I thought of an answer that has some clues even though the scenario may be different: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/77788/… In your case, it would help us to know the domain names to know how they are cloning your site. Is it okay to put these in a comment and let us explore the lay of the land for you? You can delete the comment or the moderator can hide the comment later for your protection.
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comment Recurring spike in visitors at specific time, doesn't seem like a bot
Do not trust GA in this case. Use a log file analyzer. I had the same issue once or twice lately along with strange search stats in GWT and it was bogus.
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comment Database relations with php
I think I got it. The answer is yes. What?? You want more? Yes you do want to create relationships between tables prior to using a join. The reason is simple. You are creating the indexes necessary for the join rather than forcing full table look-ups for all join statements as part of the query result set at each step of the plan. It is a cr@p-l0@d faster and efficient!! It is what a relational database is for... ;-)
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comment Should I include both GZ and XML sitemaps in robots.txt?
If both contain the same information, why submit both? What would be the point in that? Just submit one. The gz version should be a compressed version of the text sitemap. The gz file should download faster. Please understand that for most sites, a sitemap is nearly entirely useless. Sites that recommend that you submit a sitemap are completely wrong in suggesting it wholesale. Only sites that cannot be crawled, are extremely large, have a paywall or login should worry about a sitemap. Otherwise, it is a waste of effort, time, and bandwidth.
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comment How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors?
I am talking about your web server log file. Make sure your images are being accessed properly. You should see a 200 success code. If you are using JS or other code to serve your images, it is possible that the rendering engine cannot run your code for some reason. Check it thoroughly.
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revised How to fight off referrer spammers?
Updated list.
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comment How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors?
It just occurred to me. Check your log file to make sure that Google is able read the images. This looks like a situation where the images were not downloaded in time or at all. Check to see if your images were downloaded. I suggest using Chrome and using the Developer Tools and check the waterfall graph to make sure that image download times are good. Also, if JS is serving the images or any scripting is in the process, it is possible that the JS has failed to trigger or run in the rendering engine or failed to provide images quick enough. Also, try this again in a bit.
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comment How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors?
It is not clear what rendering engine Google uses for this. We know what rendering engine is used for Chrome, but not Google Search Console (the app formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools). Companies do not like to duplicate work and Google is very good at reusing technology and pushing the envelope by rolling their own. It is likely that a similar rendering engine as used in Chrome is used here. Have you tried your site using the latest version of Chrome??
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comment Sitemap.xml of phpbb on aws-s3
As far as I know, the sitemap has to be on the same domain as the site.
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answered WordPress Site Hacked? Phising scam?