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Would spam on Stack Overflow developer story increase SEO ratings for my websites? [closed]

Imagine I start creating hundreds of Stack Overflow accounts. (I am not and I do not intent to do so in reality). I add a link to my site in the personal website space on the profile. I then make the ...
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How to change nofollow links to dofollow links in WordPress

I am running a self hosted WordPress site and almost all settings run on default. One of my guest author asked me to change the nofollow links to dofollow links. I don't know how to do that for my web ...
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Would adding links between pages help Google index more of our site?

We have a hotel search website. We have identified some concepts that we would like Google to index, for example, we have a landing page for "Boutique Hotels in Chicago, IL", Given number of cities in ...
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Can a list of internal links be partly hidden in a scrolling container and repetitive anchor text removed without hurting SEO?

We are re-designing our home page and for some aesthetic reason deciding to make access to rest of our internal links (inside cards categories) by scrolling the cards and normally a portion of these ...
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Should you wait until peak traffic season to move traffic when you can't use SEO friendly redirects?

I have been running a Google Site for some time now and it has managed to gain decent traffic as well. At this Google Site, I have some content on the website itself and some content is uploaded to ...
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Is it legitimate for rel prev / next links to indicate a circular sequence of pages?

Before anything else, yes, Google no longer takes note of rel prev / next and has not done so (officially) for nearly a year. Google officially deprecated rel prev / next as a crawl / indexing factor ...
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Tracking outbound links with Google Tag Manager without hurting SEO

My website contains a widget with links to social media and I'm using a script to open the links. Because I'm not adding the links directly into href attribute I think the web crawlers may be missing ...
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Can I use the thumbnails of external links in a news aggregator website?

I'm building a site where I need to post some news (links) about a specific subject. I'll gather them around and aggregate them on my site. The question is: Can I use their thumbnail to promote ...
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Are <button role=“link”>s indexable by Google?

For complicated reasons, we can't use <a href=""> tags on part of one of our pages. If we use <button role="link">, will Search Engines crawl the page? If not, is there another way to ...
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How do I handle broken pagination links for SEO when the number of paginated pages falls?

Example I have A, B, C page dynamically generated based on the 21 rows page A contains 10 rows page B contains 10 rows page C contains 1 row Google suggested pagination has been implemented page A &...
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Email containing links of a website is landing in SPAM

I am using sendgrid SMTP Server to send the e-mails from my java web application. The issue is the any e-mail containing external links to a one website and images are going to spam. If i remove the ...
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SEO - Where to go from here (how to build links etc)?

I've been asked to find out about SEO and getting links. We are apparently in a contract with a firm who have made changes to our site code, changes to the text on the site, and registered us with a ...
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rel=“noreferrer noopener” in target=“_blank” external links

In numerous sites I have been reading, they say that you must use rel="noreferrer noopener" when using target="_blank" within external links. I can understand why you should use noopener as a ...
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Do links from every page on my main domain to subdomain hurt SEO?

I have a WordPress website (eg example.com) which is basically a blog with weekly educational posts about a specific subject. I also have a subdomain (eg courses.example.com) which offers online ...
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Will changing from target=_blank to target=_self affect SEO or analytics?

I saw that my website is using target="_blank" on internal links due to something I totally missed in the code. So, I changed that to _self, as there is no need to target a new window while they are ...
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Will having lots of relevant internal links affect the ranking of pages, and is there a limit?

We are revisiting our internal linking strategy at my workplace. The current implementation takes a bunch links and puts them on a number of pages that are reachable from the header. Some links ...
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Is a maximum of fifty links in my situation desirable, or every high-quality work I want to include?

I have an old domain A.com which has PageRank 4 and newer domain B.com which has PageRank 2. I have been redirecting from A.com to B.com. Now I am in the process of adding a non-redirected homepage ...
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How to rank pages that require user input?

We have an automobile product page where we describe details about the specific car / bike like it's images, videos, news, reviews etc. Now, we are planning to show the price and EMI of these ...
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Generating backlinks through a javascript video widget without getting manual action penalties?

I'm finishing an API project that will allow website owners to display related videos on all of their pages with a simple javascript code. The related videos are completely related to the page's ...
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AWstats reports URLs appended to other canonical URLs, why?

I've been running a site for a while now and my AWstats page is starting to present pages with... some sort of endless stream of references to pages. It's a bit bizarre, I'm not sure what's happened.
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Can I hide my backlink profile from my competitors?

If you are ranking high then competitors try to check your backlinks and just go on creating links from where you have created. Is there any method to hide links from competitors?
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How do I share my site so it is available to people looking at my resume, but not on search engines?

I need to show a static web page created from scratch (HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap 4, Google APIs, pictures) to potential employers. I already purchased a domain name from Hover.com and the next step will ...
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Should I use the 'noreferrer' attribute on my website links (to open in a new window) as a safety measure?

There are many sites on the internet that recommend you to add the noopener noreferrer attributes to your link as a safety measure. This is to avoid malicious scripts from other domains to take ...
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Can I use a nofollow a tag in the my header to nofollow all links to a page?

<a href="http://example.com/wordpress/wishlist" rel="nofollow"></a> or <a href="http://example.com/wordpress/wishlist" rel="nofollow"> I want to nofollow all the links to http://...
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How to check if a page is indexed for getting a backlink from it?

I have been creating backlinks for a website for the last 2 months. However, I am unable to see any improvement in rankings. How can I check before creating a link on any website, whether or not ...
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How many links (internal) is too many?

Let's have some fun shall we?? At the bottom of the content for about 1/3rd of my pages, but not in the footer, I create an internal link for each related IP address to the page on my site for that ...
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Do external links help just the SEO of a single page, or all the pages on my site?

A few of my website's articles have gone "viral." In the process, they got backlinks from other sites. Will these external links help with the ranking of all my articles, including the ones that ...
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Will unlinked pages on a WordPress site get indexed by Google?

When you add a page to WordPress but you don't create a menu item for it and you don't have any link on your website to the page, will the page still be indexed by Google?
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Restoring the balance between anchor text of external links

In past 2 years, we've created so many links using same keywords related to our business in general as anchor text, but few links pertaining to our brand/domain name. Now we believe google considers ...
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Do missing background images from CSS affect SEO?

I am in the midst of a discussion about a number of broken links on a site which has discovered by a checker tool. My argument is that the majority of these links are from the CSS in the form of ...
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A site with a directory of thousands of links can get blacklisted by Google for one link to a site with malware

As we all know Google detects malware on websites and if found it will add a warning to that site in its search results. It will also add it to a blacklist that Chrome (and other browsers?) use, so if ...
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Would search engines consider footer links to my other websites to be toxic?

I have a bunch of websites with recipes from around the world. On the footer of each one of them there are links to the others. I was wondering if this technique is good or not for SEO. I own all of ...
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Is the nofollow attribute present in reddit links?

All SEO articles I've read on this subject claim that reddit links are nofollow. I am not questioning that information, but I would like to know how these folks are able to verify that reddit links ...
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Wordpress Permalink Structure in the Scheme of a Content Clustering Strategy?

We're in the early stages of planning an information architecture rework with the goal of implementing a content clustering approach and a better internal linking strategy. What it looks like now: ...
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Goodle Ads and malicious links

Had my website hacked through a plugin 3 weeks ago. rebuilt the site with a new wordpress site (hosted on Godaddy wordpress pro). this was a fresh build. All the built in malware checks in ...
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Does backlinking to an IP address affect all domains hosted on it?

If I make a link pointing to a shared hosting IP address, does it have any effect on all domain hosted on it?
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MediaWiki: Hiding certain HTML elements for non-logged-in users

In a MediaWiki-based non-communal website there are some HTML elements that should be presented only for logged-in-users (an administration menu or some of its links). Usually if I want to hide ...
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Would google index our page if we have it in sitemap but do not have any links for that on website? [duplicate]

Short Would google index my web-page if it's not on my website but it's in the sitemap? Long We have a few product price pages i.e. for product bwm-x3, following are 3 URLs: -> bmw-x3-price-in-...
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m.me links not working chrome mobile

I just got into a problem when links to messenger (m.me/PageNumber) are not working on mobile chrome. It works fine on desktop chrome, it redirects straight to messenger.com/PageNumber. But on ...
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Will search engines penalize spam links in Facebook comments for websites?

I have many static HTML web pages in which I had used Facebook comments. A user had posted a spam link in one of the page's comments. I logged in as a moderator and deleted it, banned the user, and ...
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Error in disavow links file at line 177, column 1: URL line too short

I hae 875 links to my site from Spammy site picswe (dot) com. I am getting the above error message. I saved it to an excel file and it wouldn't upload to disavow on google, then I saved it in a word ...
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Roundup Posts For SEO

If I publish roundup posts (with all external links being high quality, no spams) more frequently, is there a chance of getting penalised by Google in the near future? Or, is it possible that this ...
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Linking to Wikipedia. What’s the impact on SEO?

I have a content generated site and I am planning to write a tool that data mines the content and links it to relevant articles on Wikipedia I wanted to understand the SEO cost of doing this link. ...
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Will using x-Robots-Tag on a 302 redirect URL from advertising prevent Google penalties when the publisher doesn't support nofollow links?

Usually we buy ads banner on some website (not with SEO purpose) and we use this approach: publisher-website.example -> banner -> short-link.example/1234/ On this domain we have configured a ...
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Is it non-beneficial for my website if I pass do follow link to another website?

If I provide outbound link to a similar niche website with do-follow tag, that website will sure be benefitted but will it harm my website in any ways ?
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How should sources be cited in an article for good SEO, especially when there might be a lot?

I think there are two ways of citing sources in an article: links distributed in the article body, or links listed at the end of the article. Example with links in the article: This is some text ...
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Bad to add external link in the navbar?

Is it considered a bad practice to have external links in the navbar of a website? In my case, I am thinking of selling some of my items on a new website that I previously sold on my current website....
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Do the backlinks for a post with re=“canonical” have any effect?

Let's say I have a syndicated post on site A that has a rel="canonical" towards the original post from site B. Do the backlinks to this syndicated post bring any value for the site A Domain Authority?...
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How to see where links to 404 pages are found in Google Search Console?

I've found the Google Search Console report where it lists all the 404 Not Found Errors on the site. But when I click into each URL, it doesn't tell me WHERE on the website these links are actually ...
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How can I link prospect without coming across as slimy?

I've received what I believe is a spammy enough link prospecting email. (I have a relatively large site including numerous short works.) It left me with a couple of questions about how I should be ...

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