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Google reports mobile issues for directory listing page, will it hurt the rest of my site?

We have some mobile-friendly issues affecting /domains/.well-known/ This page simply displays: Index of /domains/.well-known Parent Directory (a link) pki-validation/ (a link) Do the mobility ...
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How can I create a list with hyperlinks to files in my website automatically?

I'm a total newbie creating a website as a school project. If in my website I have a number of documents in HTML format inside a folder and want to create a list with hyperlinks to those documents (...
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Blog on subdirectory

I have a very simple doubt relate to blogs on subdirectories. I have a main website built with WordPress and I want a blog with it. When we read about the recommendation to put a blog on the ...
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Google indexing Wordpress wp-content directories and all internal files

Recently I noticed that the total number of crawl pages have been increased. So I searched on google using site: and got several pages with a directory wp-content. I also checked Google Search Console,...
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.htaccess (AddIcon AddDescription AddAlt) not working on directory .URL files

I have recently learned how to use my .htaccess file and a script to rewrite .URL shortcuts into functional links in a directory listing: Make .URL shortcuts into functional links within a Directory ...
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Make .URL shortcuts into functional links within a Directory Listing

I use a lot of directory listing on my website and want to make .URL shortcut files into functional links. These .URL shortcuts were made by dragging the websites' icons from my Firefox URL bar to my ...
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Is there any real tangible benefit from replacing many one-file directories with many files in one directory?

I run an information repository website, catering specifically to CPUs, and before the website gets too large, I would like to know if the current setup is going to give me trouble in the future. Say ...
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Local Chamber of Commerce business directory and Local SEO?

Here is my question: Is being listed in a local Chamber of Commerce business directory good for local SEO? I was talking my local chamber's membership director and it occurred to me my that it might ...
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Subdomain Directory Indexing

My newly setup godaddy vps subdomain is showing directory index, but when I turn that off either via WHM and restart apache or via .htaccess, instead of seeing the directory contents I get an internal ...
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Google “index of” pages and “Not mobile friendly”

I noticed that in webmaster tools that Google indexed 40K of "index of" pages, ie: www.mysite.com/wp-content/uploads/.... I have lot of image galleries and they are stored by Wordpress default ...
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Options for removing listings from unreponsive business directories

I have recently upgraded to a new domain/website. It is already ranking quite well on Google. I had listed my previous website on about 15 local business directories which I want removed. I have ...
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Submitting url to link directories seen as un-natural link building in 2015

Hi I've got a bit of a problem that I hope someone can help me with. Background Someone hired a freelancer on our team of SEO consultants ("specialists") During the course a month he (the consultant)...
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apache directory pages in default setup = duplicate content?

I'm trying to figure out if google or any other service would treat apache folder pages as duplicate content if in each access attempt a random number of slashes are used. For example, these four URLs ...
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Can I only show the folder(s) a user has access to in Directory Browsing (IIS8)

I'm trying to make Directory browsing a bit more pleasant for a client, The folder in question is hosted on a Windows 2012 server running IIS8, A website is set up on this, allowing access using ...
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How long does it take to be approved to the Dmoz directory? [duplicate]

In directories Dmoz has special preference for directory listing. I had submitted 60 days back in dmoz still it not displaying my site, what is the problem with my site or still I have to wait?
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No pagerank on sites-listing pages in Directories

I started researching directories to add my website and noticed a pattern - in every directory the page with links to websites has no Pagerank, while a page one level above can have quite high ...
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Is site directory with “dofollow” links still effective?

I am planning to create site directory, but I learned that Google consider site directories as low quality. They emphasized that without any editorial effort to maintain a web directory and without ...
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Duplicate content for geographic listings?

Our company provides listings (in the manner of a directory) for companies by geographic location (country, state, city, etc.). It's a great user experience to be able to click on each link below to ...
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Duplicate content concerns for directory listings?

I run a local business directory site with client profile pages structured geographically. I also have a media network to share our listings across other directory sites. Does having our client page ...
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How do these SERPs display directory information in rich-snippet without sitelinks? (two example screenshots)

Here are two examples of directory sites which have rich-snippets. How do these sites display directory information (local business contact info) in the SERP listing without using site-links? In ...
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Apache - directory browsing gives 404

With no .htaccess files and Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews Indexes followed by AllowOverride None in the vhost configuration, I'm getting 404 responses from directory listings. Are there some ...
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FTP: Cannot change permission or write to 1 directory via FTP client, but all others are OK

I have a site with loads of directories. They all work fine but one. I can read from this directory but I cannot delete files from within it or upload files to it. I cannot change its permissions ...
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Do paid directories help with ranking and exposure? [closed]

Some companies offer to register one's websites in their directories against a fee. They filter for quality and make sure you site is indexed properly in their pages. Has anyone tried these ...
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Submitting new site to directories - will Google penalize?

I just started a new site with a forum to discuss stocks. I've already submitted my site to DMOZ. To help promote my site and to help people who are looking for stock discussion forums to find it, I'...
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Failure retrieving contents of directory

Currently I have a couple of websites. My problem is that if I login on 1 specific domain with any of my programs (using notepadd++, FileZilla and Netbeans) the program stops at the content listing. ...
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Allow directory listing for subdirectories only

I am using webspace hosted on IIS 7.5 (according to phpinfo() ). Currently, I am enabling directory listings for a directory and all its subdirectories by placing a web.config like <location path="...
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Universal Business Listing

For SEO purposes, would it make sense to register with Universal Business Listing and buy a package from them? Or it's just going to be a waste of money?
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Will dofollow backlinks in a syndicated article improve backlinked pages' rankings?

Do dofollow backlinks from duplicate articles across different sites improve site rankings? I guess Google etc may like to discount completely the duplicate articles and backlinks in it. Shouldn't ...
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Force directory listing even if index.html is present

I have some files in my /www/ directory. Is it true that by simply putting an index.html into that directory, the rest of the files are now "protected from public"? Could an outside hacker still force ...
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Are paid salon listings worthwihile?

Are paid salon listings worthwhile (for seo)?
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Is it possible to force a directory index to display even if an index file exists?

On my Apache server I need to display a directory index of a given folder even if it already contains an index file that has been defined in DirectoryIndex. In this case an index.html file exists, but ...
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Is DMOZ still 'active'?

I understand that having a listing in DMOZ isn't necessarily a 'good' backlink to have due to the 'weight' of links from fully categorized listings, but I was wondering if anyone could give any solid ...
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Should image directories be indexable or not, for SEO?

By default, I have directory indexing turned off via apache, to limit oracle attacks to find php scripts. Should I turn directory indexing on for /images/ folders, to make all the images on the site ...
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Directories with web site submission

I am not SEO field person and pure java/j2ee based person so while reading i came to know that we need to submit website to some well known Directories over internet, not sure how much truth in this. ...
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Should I bother with a Business.com Listing?

I keep getting promotion codes from business.com stating that I can get a listing at $100 discount. However, that's still $199 and I'm not clear about the benefit. I would understand if I was paying ...
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Crawling web to build a directory of a niche industry for SEO

I heard that some web sites crawl web to build a directory of companies in a niche domain. So, when people search for the name of the company they find that directory page. I wonder if this is ...
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What is the key to getting your site accepted by the Open Directory Project?

I have tried several times over the past year to submit my site to the open directory project http://www.dmoz.org/. Every time I check back a few months later and the site hasn't been added. Is ...
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Will Signing up for Yahoo Directory Significantly Improve SERP for a Flex Site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO: What are SEO benefits of submitting to Yahoo Directory? Is Yahoo Directory worth the $299? Will it generate any traffic? I've got a Flex 3 site, so unfortunately, I'm ...