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A reference to another webpage that the user can follow (click on) to access that document.

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Payment shortcut link for Google Pay?

Does Google Pay support a shortcut link to sending a payment to an email address? I want to put a payment link on my website. For example, Paypal supports a link format like https://www.paypal.me/...
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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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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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Do inbound & outbound links on canonicalized pages carry any SEO weight?

So, I have a page [A] that has canonical tag with URL pointing to a page [B]. Do inbound & outbound links on page [A] carry any SEO weight if they aren't nofollowed? Is the weight of links on ...
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How to Reduce GWTs Top “Links to Your Site” Domain (from our own legacy domain)

Back in July 2014, our company bought a new domain (new.com). Our existing domain (old.com) had been extensively indexed with over 7 million urls. We followed the instructions on Google's change of ...
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Browser compatibility with external links to icecast streams

My website is offering a list of links to radio stations streaming audio content hosted on other servers. Many of the audio streams are based on icecast servers There is a big question on what is the ...
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Is it better for SEO to link an entire section, or just the “read more” inside it?

I have an question that I'd like to get an in-depth answer for and could not find an answer. If we assume that both of the following are styled exactly the same, which is better/worse/right/wrong ...
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Screaming Frog reports internal links are unsafe cross-origin

I've just run a Screaming Frog spider against a client's website and it has returned 370 links that are Unsafe Cross-Origin Links. However when I have investigated the links they don't match the ...
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Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

Would it be possible for one to strengthen certain internal links by getting rid of the excess ones? I am aware of the old advice of some google employee which went by the lines of hundred being a ...
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Using Anchor Links aka Jump To Links with Internal Linking Strategy

Do anchor links that link to another page help or hurt SEO internal linking strategy? For example, let's say I have two pages: example.com/services and example.com/services/subtopic-service. And, on ...
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Relation between a page Click-Through Rate and the average number of clicks necessary to reach it from any other page of the site

In Search Engine Optimization: Comparison of Link Building and Social Sharing (Sonya Zhang & Neal Cabage, 2016) I found a troubling id est relation: Using well-structured pages including sections ...
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How can a file download link download an old file that doesn't exist?

Early last year, I created a website that parses a CSV file and parses / displays it in a certain way for internal use. One page of this website provides an upload / download function so that the CSV ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Change the Xpert Gallery Joomla module to show images in their own pages with href links to them

I have Xpert Gallery module in Joomla. When you click on it, i want to redirect it to another link, not the actual photo. What I want is when you click on it, to go to another page. Simply put, I want ...
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How do I link to a “bitcoin:” URL from my WordPress.com site? Can I use a redirect?

I'm having a slight problem, Wordpress.com doesn't play nice with bitcoin: URLs (it mangles them into http://{current page url}/{wallet address} ), so I need to do a redirect of some sort. I found ...
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The impact of broken links in PDFs - how it affects site ranking

So I know that Google frowns upon broken links on web pages. But how does Google feel about broken links inside PDFs on my website? What I'm trying to figure out is if my site's ranking will be ...
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How To Track Outbound Clicks On Banner Ads Without GA

I cannot use Google Analytics or other premium analytics tools. I can only use AWStats or internal tracking with a PHP script or something like that. First attempt: I have already read about how to ...
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Would there be an SEO problem with having a section of “recommended” or “popular” links?

Is there any negative impact of having a "recommended" or "popular" links at the end of an article (in the bottom of the page or in the sidebar)? I am thinking about that because the popular "block" ...
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Twitter default widget, links, negative seo and latest Google Webmaster Central latest blog post: “a reminder about widget links”

With the latest post from Google Webmaster Central we're reminded about the quality of non-editorially established links and the rel attribute of the link ideally needing to be nofollow. For my ...
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If you have reciprocal linking sites, and 1 site removes the link to the other does that site now get the befit / value of the link?

If site A links to site B, and then Site B links back to Site A. This will create a reciprocal link and neither site will get the value of each others links. If site B then removes the link to site ...
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Count clicks to each of two external sites in Google Analytics

My client is a theatre company and they have lists of shows on their site. When the user clicks on a show, they get the option to book a ticket via site X or site Y. They want to know how many ...
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Joomla creating /2-uncategorised/ page's, duplicate content?

I have added some pages to a Joomla website (by adding articles). At first, these articles were not linked to the right menu yet. So the link was something like example.com/2-uncategorised/25-bureau-...
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Wordpress social icons not linking to social media account?

I'm new to WP so maybe I'm looking at the wrong place but- I have social icons at the top of my website (as is default by the WP Theme). I want the icons (FB, Twitter, YT, Linkedin, Skype) to link to ...
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Changing links on homepage - SEO

I have a website whose ranking is constantly fluctuating on Google. On a search for my site name I could be the ranked 1st at one moment, then 20th or so a matter of hours later! I have been tearing ...
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Is a redirect from a third-party site bad?

I'm doing backlink cleanup for a client, and came across a page with a suspicious-looking redirect to their site. The site is relevant to the content of my client's site, and linking domain's DA isn'...
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“Most linked content” - a page has disappeared

So for my site, under "Most linked content" there is a whole list of pages, but one top page has recently disappeared. It used to be on the list with about 1000+ incoming links. Now it's totally gone. ...
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Link preview not shown on any social media

I was testing to see how my links appear when they are shared on WhatsApp or other social media. I found that it only shows the link, but not the meta description and page/post image etc. I am using ...
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Problem of URLs with internal links with 'base href'

I've got a website with includes the following directive in the HEAD section: <base href="https://example.com" /> Now, I want to create internal links to sections within the page '...
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wetransfer link to our website showing our branding and making the “to” field from us and the “from” field clear for the customer to add

We just purchased WeTransfer ro for our company. We receive a lot of files as we are a printing company. So I am trying to figure out how to embed our WeTransfer link on our website that shows our ...
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Internal Linking Help | Multiple Collections in Shopify

We sell products online using Shopify and I have a question related to internal linking. We have several "Collections" and all of these collections have product overlap. For example, we have ...
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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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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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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 ...