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SEO impact of adding a list of our clients' websites at end of site map page?

We're a design company. I wonder if adding a list of client websites we have completed as a section after our site map webpage (rather than XML file) will hurt our SEO? (or even help our SEO?) They ...
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Same link twice on the same page, which will be chosen?

As far as I know, two links with the same URL don't hurt SEO, Google will only see and consider the first one, and SEO benefits will be passed only to this. But what about, if I have two links, one ...
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How to hyperlink to file stored on local intranet via Windows share (SMB)?

We're deploying OSticket (uses Apache 2.4 & PHP-7.0-fpm) and want to hyperlink to network shared files (eg \\servername\foo) But this proves to be very difficult as this file is not in the webroot ...
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Linking Words in Category Archives to Tag Archives Instead of Pages

Does internal linking of text to tag archives instead of pages hurt SEO? My Wordpress category archive pages have a few paragraphs of text that give more insight about the category. Within that text,...
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Is there any SEO issue to give nofollow for mailto links?

I have seen some of the websites who are using nofollow at mail address. I want to know about it that if I use it so will I get any benefit from SEO purpose. Example
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Many websites miss the HTML id or name attributes (no support for fragment URI's), what to do about it?

I like the idea that HTML header elements have the id attribute. It allows to share links with fragments like for example with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragment_identifier#Proposals ...
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Any SEO benefit to a page linking to itself?

I'm taking over a website for a client after they ended their working relationship with the SEO company they was working with. On the website, the SEO company repeatedly linked keyword phrases to ...
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External nofollow links in Schema.org JSON-LD items

I'm currently setting up a site where I have a couple of items from external sources that I would like to structure according to ItemList. The provided URLs in that list, however, are external links,...
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Is there any SEO benefit to having blog post links on home page?

Should blog posts be linked on the home page or is it sufficient to have a /blog page with all the links on it? I know the home page generally has the largest page authority so I was wondering ...
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What is the effect of class=“something” in a link on SEO

I'm wondering what the effect would be of a class in the HTML. Say I have a script that tracks events that I can turn off by adding class="notracking" to the link. Would this effect the SEO effect ...
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Can rel=“prev” and rel=“next” attributes be placed on elements other than <link>?

Is this the absolute ONLY correct way to indicate a paginated series of pages to search engines? <head> <link href="www.example.co.uk/news/?page=8" rel="prev"> <link href="www....
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Does Google or Bing follow dynamic HATEOS links that are not in an 'a' tag?

I have a Angular 1x SPA that uses the HATEOS standard to manage navigation. This is further complication by the links needing to be digested and processed to direct the user to the correct content ...
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Will HTTP hyperlinks on HTTPS pages trigger mixed content warnings?

I am about switch to HTTPS for a site with about 1000 pages. All external libraries for the theme are secure and all internal ones will be changed over via 301 redirects. What about anchor links ...
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SEO for links duplicated and hidden for responsive design

I would like to know if duplicating some links in the menu for responsive purposes (display:none in some cases) can affect SEO. Simple example: <ul> <li><a href="/one">one</a&...
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Is there any difference in a plain text link on a page, and a hyperlink SEO wise?

So I am making an HTML sitemap for my users, mostly to see how it affects SEO, and to see if it would be beneficial visitor-wise. Is there any difference between the two types of links, and how ...
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Will it effect SEO if there are 30 links on a page where the destination is blocked by robots.txt

I have a webpage on which there are around 30 data points which link to 30 different pages on my own site which are non-crawlable and have been blocked via robots.txt My question is if we use href ...
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Apache ERROR : The given path was above the root path

I am using apache web server for my project. I am creating hyperlinks for local files in my system. The hyperlinks are getting displayed but the problem is when i click it says 403 Forbidden and gives ...
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What is meaning of “nofollow me noreferrer” in a rel attribute of a link?

Recently I was checking the source code of a website. I was expecting the links to do follow or no follow but what I observed was this: <a href="http://www.website.com" rel="nofollow me noreferrer"...
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When linking to an image as “download”, get other text associated with the image for Google image search

I have an HTML code like this: <a href="http://example.com/kitten_image.jpg" title="Cute Kittens" download> <span title="Cute Kittens">Download</span> </a> The problem with ...
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When linking to my own site, should I use relative or absolute links? [duplicate]

I have rel=nofollow attributes on the links to other websites. This is to inform the search engines that the link is not to my site. That link will the full absolute URL like: http://stackoverflow....
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SEO effects of wrapping thumbnails and titles with one common <a> tag

I've tried searching and read the Questions that may already have your answer list, but couldn't find an answer. This is about a category page that lists products in it, you click one and go to the ...
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Use of subname.example.com format in phishing

I have noticed some phishing emails that copy format that Google or Gmail use in their URLs for account login or OAuth logins: https://accounts.google.com/ I've seen URLs like http://accounts....
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What if using rel=“dofollow” and rel=“nofollow” together for a link?

How does google consider these links? for example : <a href="url" rel="nofollow" rel="dofollow">text</a> Is it a dofollow link or nofollow? Which one has more priority over the other one?...
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Is there any SEO benefit for the h1 of a post to contain a hyperlink?

I've seen a lot of websites where posts have h1 headers that contain hyperlinks: <h1 class="title"> <a href="link">Title</a> </h1> enter code here I don't know if this ...
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What license should mention in footer as website theme provider [closed]

I have a Website, i design themes for WordPress, Blogger etc for sell. What license i should mention in my site footer as website theme provider for copyright?
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Are anchor back links without text effective for SEO or black hat?

<a href="http://example.com" title="my keyword"></a> Can I build back links like this? Is this black hat or white hat?
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seo implication of taking user to some other link rather than href given on anchor through javascript

I have the following URLs on a page: <a class="mylink" href="http://www.example.com/old-product1" /> <a class="mylink" href="http://www.example.com/old-product2" /> <a class="mylink" ...
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Speed comparison - absolute vs relative path links

Let's say I want to link to a parent directory (http://example.com/library/) from a subdirectory (http://example.com/library/html/basics/). The link to the parent directory can be: href="../../" ...
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Email obfuscated in HTML page [closed]

I am trying to design a page based on simple material design lite - similar to this page: http://fxpblog.co/firefox/nightly/. If you look in line 380 of source code the email address is given but it ...
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Is it SEO safe to embed the H2 or H3 tag in a hyperlink element?

I'm making a new layout for our website, and I want to make a list using the unordered list tag (ul) to show our offers. But because of our design I would like to use the h3 tag into an a element. ...
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Do website owners have a right to not allow linking their site from other sites?

You can search for this phrase on Google/Bing 'Hypertext or other links to this website are prohibited without the consent of …' and you'll see a very long list of companies that state the same about ...
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Hidden “< prev” and “next >” pagination links on first and last page respectively

I'm using the Yii Framework, with Bootstrap 3, and have noticed the default pagination behavior on the first and last pages is a little strange. On page 2 of 3 the links look like: < Prev | 1 | 2 ...
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Does styling links in the same way as non-clickable text affect seo?

I have a web design where a elements looks exactly like p elements. Pages may have many links so I want the links to look similar to normal text for readability reasons. Does this affect SEO in any ...
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Are spaces in “href” valid?

Is <a href=" #id "> (note spaces) correct (X)HTML? Does it mean the same as <a href="#id">?
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Can a <link /> element's href attribute be relative?

Can I use: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="?l=en" /> to link pages with different languages for SEO (recommended for example by Google)? Can that URL be relative as in the example ...
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Can CSS cause a hyperlink to become inactive? [closed]

Please excuse me if this is the wrong site to post this type of issue to. However, after examining all of the Stack Exchange websites, this looked like the best one to post my question to: I came ...
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Is it bad to link internal URL with http?

I have couple of domains. One in the singular form and other in the plural. The singular one has more traffic and plural one is new and has a chance of getting visitors on the homepage. Both the ...
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Internal links to pages vs. sitemap.xml links to pages

I have a page that is not linked to from anywhere, but it is listed in sitemap.xml. It will be crawled and display in the SERP. Would it be preferable, from a SEO perspective, to have the page ...
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SEO difference of img and anchor tag

Lately I have the constant the struggle of images being too large for the x device or too small for the y device or too many for the z device. In reality, the problem is that, as long as there is an ...
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How can I stop search engines from crawling tel links?

I have a site that has a call now button for mobile device to directly dial from the site. This works fine, but I am getting errors on my SEO reporting tool. It is throwing errors for every page that ...
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How do I link to web pages with umlauts in their filename?

I am trying to create an HTML link to a web page hosted on an Apache server that contains umlauts (in my test case it is ä.html). So I tried the following in HTML: <a href='ä.html'>ä.html</...
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More internal vs. more external links

What is the effect of more internal than external links to a website? Is it something that should be avoided for good results, or rather attracts people to watch more of the site? Blogs, for example ...
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hreflang tags for language folders (in URL) - only when content is translated?

An SEOer that has some experience with TLDs and language folders told me the following: If you use language folders in site (like example.com/en/, for all English pages), I should also give hreflang ...
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Preventing a link on a page from being indexed and followed

I have read the post about how nofollow value impacts on crawlers/indexing. However the information from the post answers end on 2012. In my case, a have a file page that is indexed by Google. On ...
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Multilingual site, links to homepage

Basically, I have two sites, each for separate language: example.com (for EN readers) example.pl (for pl_PL readers) Data on these sites is not exactly the same, so I cannot link one subpage from ...
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Could a page with 300+ links be penalized by Google?

I have an HTML page with unique content (text, images) that contains also a calendar component at the bottom of the page. The calendar markup contains 365 anchor elements that have different URLs and ...
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Does linking to dead resources give you a SEO penalty?

I've been wondering about this for a while, but cannot find any articles on it. When your website contains a dead link to a resource that is either not there any more, or was never there to begin with,...
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What's the point of hiding self-linking in comments?

On this site, there are links of related articles as usual, and underneath, comments. Some of them are linking to the same kind of articles on the same site, but using false users with a personal URL ...
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In terms of SEO, what are the pros and cons of using dot notation in links?

In terms of SEO, is there a best practice for writing the following relative links: href="./foo" href="foo" What about href="../../../foo"? Is that "difficult" for a bot to follow? I see most sites ...
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Using the <strong/> tag as a call to action

I'm creating a subscription page and there are four packages available for purchase. At the bottom of the package description there's a button link to Learn More about the package. In general, is it ...