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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Two links to same target, one nofollow, one follow

If there's a website that links two times to the same external target site. One link is marked as nofollow, one link is unmarked. Will Google count one follow link or both as nofollow? I thought I'...
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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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How can I make Xenu Link Sleuth check relative URLs?

I'm using an old free web crawler called Xenu Link Sleuth to find broken links on my site. Normally it works well enough for my needs, but the site that I'm testing it on right now seems to ...
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Does duplicate linkage of the same page causes SEO penalty?

We have an automobile website with a product page for each bikes/cars available in the Indian market. The product page has product description and different slugs to show other relevant products too i....
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Two steps have pages with similar titles which gives a warning from Yoast SEO

my custom product designer web application is in the following page of my site: www.example.com/designyourself This page can show different designable product based on Query String, example: www....
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Can we automate internal links of large websites?

Consider a Large website with more than 2,00,000+ Pages like News websites. In News websites we are updating the content daily. Means more than 100+ articles are updated to website daily. Interlinking ...
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Why would a 301 redirected RSS feed be appearing as an external link in Google Search Console?

We redirected our website over a year ago to a new domain. 301 is confirmed in place etc. All works fine. However a couple of RSS feed URLs using the old domain have appeared in the external link ...
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When splitting a folder with tens of thousands of documents into several folders, how can I handle broken links?

I have over 30,000 html files stored in www.example.com/docs, and these files are linked to each other. When it comes to displaying the content of those files on my site, I use the following code: ...
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Academic papers (PDF) not being indexed on site [duplicate]

I administer an academic website that has many journal papers in PDF format which are hosted on the site and can be accessed by links on the "publications" page. It's a Wordpress site where thing are ...
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Do forum signature link count as backlink? [duplicate]

I am new on SEO so there are many questions arises on my mind about SEO. I have seen there has a signature area where I can paste a link. Does this link will count as a backlink? If I post 500 ...
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Website URL in YouTube 'about' page redirects to Spammy website

My wordpress website's URL that I added to my YouTube channel's 'About' page often redirects to some random spammy website. Would this be happening only for me or do my channel visitors also face ...
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How to manage external links for SEO?

On my Drupal 8 site, I created pages with a Leaflet card that uses open street map data. When I go to google search console, it tells me that the following links are blocked "Pages with blocked ...
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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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Method to prevent Google from viewing the addition of many external links at once negatively: nofollow VS iframe VS javascript?

I need to add blocks to the main content of a site. Those blocks contain multiple (between 15-30) links to different websites (with related content). I currently do have good SEO and before I ...
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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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If my webpage has multiple internal links, will that affect my website's SEO?

So my website is a programming tutorial site, and some of my pages have multiple internal links using <a href=" ">. In my website, a list of programs will be show like this: program to print ...
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How do I tell Googlebot and Bingbot that there will be more links below the current viewport

So I have a blog post which is rendered on the server, so this should not be a problem. Now below the post there is a standard "Recommended Section" with related posts, but I fetch these posts only if ...
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Is it okay for SEO to wrap block elements in a link?

We have a request to have an entire block of content be clickable as opposed to just a link field. Questions: Is it good practice to allow for entire block of content to be clickable? If we wrap ...
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How many internal links does Googlebot care about per page?

I read somewhere something like this: Penguin (Google algorithm) indexes (cares/reviews) only the first 5 internal links in the DOM from the top. I that true? You know, I have a "related posts ...
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Can a site with Google ads also link to a commercial site?

Can a blog with original content and Google ads also link to a commercial site which sells stuff?
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Company / Product Info Directory Website - Copyright Laws

I want to create a large business directory website , which would allow a user (buyer) to search, filter and identify suitable products. I would require company logos and use of product names (TM,...
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Redirected page need to make no-index on google

All images used in WordPress website have got a URL and WordPress automatically created a URL for a landing page using the image.php file. So protecting to index all images with dedicated pages URL I ...
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SEO effects of footer attribution link to website builder's site

I work for a web design business and we have been adding links in our clients' website footers to our own as attribution (e.g.: "Website by Acme Co", as plenty of other agencies do). What are the SEO ...
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How should menu links to the current page be handled for SEO?

I would like to ask, how you link to the current page? I saw href="#" method, I saw someone using href="./" and at another site, an item which represents current page does not have href. Which method ...
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My download link I crafted on my site does not work on new browsers yet follows standards

In an effort to serve excellent image files to only legit guests of my site, I needed to make PHP code. I narrowed the problem down to a few lines of code as follows: The first piece is a simple web ...
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Is it good for SEO to link back from a subdomain to the main domain using web banner links with alt text?

I want search engines to connect the domain and subdomain together. eg: example.com and subdomain.example.com. Is my method of doing so a problem for SEO? I want the main domain to link to the ...
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How do I remove a large number of “Excluded” links in Google Search Console?

As you can see in the screenshot below, my site has a lot of "excluded" links, more than 34K, which is unusual: However I don't have that many links in my website: I'm worried about my SEO and ...
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How do you use keywords in a link to a page without making the page containing the link start to rank for those keywords?

How do I write a good descriptive link, without ranking the linking page for the same keywords of the same article?
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Product carousel on my site is showing up blank in Google's fetch and render for mobile

Using GSC, I am trying to fetch a page with products and content, this page also has few products in carousel format and when I render this page for desktop or mobile, I am seeing everything fine but ...
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Are temporary (one month) links to my site from a powerful source good for SEO?

If a powerful site links to my site, but removes it after a month,is useful or harmful for my Google rankings?
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Should I aim for Shorter links or Categorically accurate links?

I'm currently in the process of migrating a site. I have some example links like this: example.com/pricing/ example.com/contact/ example.com/about/ example.com/about/person-a/ example.com/about/...
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SEO impact of hundreds of internal links for browsing reports by alphabet

On my website, I have finance related research reports of around 1000 companies. The template is common. Already I have a search box to help visitors locate a firm's report. But I feel the users will ...
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Does adding a category link into an article body help with SEO?

I have a news website and I'm looking to improve the SEO ranking of our website. Looking at other websites, the Guardian, for example, they add in category links to the body of their articles. I ...
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Why would the Guardian seemingly randomly add in a category link to an article? [closed]

Mainly a niggling query when reading Guardian articles. Would anyone have any insight on why they would add in a seemingly random category link to an article, and why it would be chosen? For example, ...
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Hidden Link through JS or AJAX

Is there a way to hide a URL behind JavaScript? I want to place ads where the GET URL isn't obvious. I'm thinking that perhaps some JS or AJAX can take the brunt of the work to forward the user. I ...
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HTML Links: noopener vs noreferrer [duplicate]

I am learning about the merits of including rel="noopener noreferrer" for external links. What is the difference between these two attribute values?
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Over 100 internal links according to SEO testers, but we only have 36 pages

According to a few SEO testers we use, we have over 100 internal links on our homepage, but we only have 41 pages linked on the homepage. How can I work out where the duplicate internal links are ...
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Something or someone fuzzing links in emails

We have a system that sends emails to people inviting them to visit our site to fill in a survey. Each person is sent a unique link so we can customise the survey for them. We also include some ...
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Prevent search engines from indexing the text in the sidebar that isn't related to the main content but still allow them to follow the links there

I am developing a CMS in PHP. I have a sidebar on most pages and also some other widgets. For example "read other articles" or a list of categories. Google does index that random-like content as part ...
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Google sees links that are not encoded

I'm working on an already existing project from a new client, so I am not very aware of the websites history. Also I barely ever touch SEO topics so I do lack knowlegde in this area. There are couple ...