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comment Does 301 redirect at root to subdir affect SEO?
With one exception. You really should have a home page, however, redirecting to a /wp directory immediately is really quite normal for many sites. I am a firm believer in having a home page. Let the page work for you. However, what you are doing is really quite normal and your WP sub-directory can perform fine. Just know that nothing behind your login will not be indexed which you do not want anyway. Google recommends against indexing content that a user cannot see. The only thing you are doing different is a conditional redirect. I do not think that will make a difference for search.
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comment Subdomains are the nameservers of the domain itself
I am not so sure I understand this. It is not a good idea to host your own DNS unless you really really really know what you are doing. There is no issue with using the registrars DNS. As well you are opening up a potential problem where if something goes wrong with the domain name, the name servers are not available to fix the problem. This is a huge point of failure if it should ever arise. I used to be a web host and while I did run my own DNS servers, two were sub-domains of my domain name and two were not. This assured fail-over for when things went wrong.
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revised Block dnsmadeeasy.com due to bad bots?
Fixed code error.
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revised Identical spam coming from many different (but similar) IP addresses
Fixed code error.
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revised Does anybody knows this Bot with UA 'Java/1.7.0_67'?
Fixed code error.
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revised What are spiders trying to achieve on my site by fetching lots of non-existant urls such as various versions of phpMyAdmin?
Fixed code errors.
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revised I don't want my site to be analyzed on WooRank or builtwith.com
Fixed code error.
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revised Prevent request via IP address of server
Fixed code error.
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revised Website is being targeted by mail bots
Fixed code.
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comment Does 301 redirect at root to subdir affect SEO?
No. Not at all.
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comment Will the cost of domain names constantly go up in price?
Actually it has gone down. Back in the day, it was $49 per domain per year. Today, you can register a domain name for as low as a $1. Even with GoDaddy, the last I looked, it was only $7.99 to register a domain name and $9.99 each year after that. That price has remain relatively the same for more than a decade.
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comment How long does it take to re-index the website via noarchinve tag?
Google can take it's sweet time sometimes, then all of a sudden, it begins to systematically crawls most of your entire site in just a few days or weeks. It seems like feast or famine sometimes. But there is a method to their madness. If your pages were not previously in your sitemap and you add them, it may help- not entirely sure. But you may not have a choice and will have to wait for that massive re-fetching of your site. I have been waiting for just the same thing. Meanwhile, Google will taste your site once it discovers a bunch of pages have changed and that may help.
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comment How duplicate must two pages be in order for one to require rel=canonical?
Oh. Well then, you may be okay. 8-) Yippie!
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comment Two Companies, One Site, Big Problems
I rather suspect that the branding signals have gotten screwed around backwards over the years and that no matter what you do there will be pain. You will likely still need the sub-domain and selectively redirect old pages to the right place until you can create new back link profiles. Pay special attention to branding signals such as in title tags, about and contact pages, company contact/address mark-up, product pages, and so on. Remove the confusion from these and sort out the links the best you can. This is not a short-term project. I hope your customer can see this!
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comment Should I submit XML sitmaps directly or list them in my robots.txt?
Years ago, I did use a custom named sitemap for Google. The only reason why mine is not this time is because of a brain-fart. ;-) I created the new code here on the dev box and forgot to rename the file output before deploying the new code. Ooopppsss! This is the price of getting old. I do not recommend it. I decided just to leave the code and submit the new standard named sitemap. It is more in the past year or so that others started blindly looking for a sitemap. I have no real heart-burn over this, but it may have been better to stay private to stop the bat rastards.
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answered Should I submit XML sitmaps directly or list them in my robots.txt?
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comment “Too many redirects” from webpage made with Namecheap and github hosting
@keithgardner I am glad it is working for you. I got my boiler to work too. One clogged filter and a senior moment when I forgot about the exterior temperature cutout. It acted like I was out of oil so I bought oil. But that was not it. Could not get it to cycle- too warm outside- just had to adjust the cutout temp, then the filter was clogged. Second one this winter! Being an apartment building, the boiler is huge and requires a lot more care than a home boiler. Oh well. I am set for a while... again... at least till fall... then I get to start all over again. ;-) Nap time!!
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comment “Too many redirects” from webpage made with Namecheap and github hosting
BTW- I have a boiler problem in my apartment building today... so I am up and down from the basement mostly all day focusing on getting it to work before the weekend where it will get cool again.
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comment “Too many redirects” from webpage made with Namecheap and github hosting
CNAME is what you want. DNS does not redirect. It only assigns names to IP addresses and names to names (CNAME - alias).
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comment Hundreds of requests to the same page from legitimate visitor
This is likely a code error. I had a similar issue with some code I wrote where the code would quietly error and not close the connection- this meant that MySql thought it had an open connection and it did not ever close it. There are some parameters to control this in MySql, but they would not have helped me much so I chose to leave them alone. I just had to sort through the code with debug on and trace where it failed, when, and how. I am not familiar with your code or even how to make a guess. Perhaps Magneto tech support? As well, are you running any JS to detect browsers??