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

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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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SEO benefits of linking directly to a scientific paper opposed to linking through a more stable digital object Identifier (DOI) redirect

Different sources show that the type of outgoing links on a site have a minor effect on its ranking (https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/11/02/guide-to-google-ranking-factors-part-9-outbound-links/). ...
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External links to internal link and redirect

There is s similar question for this (Does external linking with internal link and redirect benefit the target website?) , but it is not extracly similar to this question and it did not give a answer ...
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Is it OK for SEO for a blog post to link to an ecommerce product page and vice versa?

I am referring to an e-commerce environment, there is the blog part and the website part. I know that the blog should link to the product page, but is it a wise choice to link a product page back to ...
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Buying and redirecting domains - White Hat Linkbuilding?

There was a time when buying snapped/old expired domains with a lot of backlinks and just 301-redirect them to your website was a thing. This was risky, black hat and no longer work. Non-expired ...
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SEO impact of footer links versus side navigation panel

Is there any difference in impact of adding a set of links as a block in footer vs keeping them as a block in the right or left hand side navigation of the site?
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How to block my cpanel link for the users who are accessing my website.

I want to block my cpanel link i.e www.example.in/cpanel for the users who are trying to access it, but it should be accessible only for me. Is there anyway to block it. I don't know anything about it....
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Toxic links between sites inside my server

Recently one of my web sites shows in Google results but the url connected with the Google result is from another website in my server. so i have url-A and url-B So when i hit url-A in google , I ...
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Will landing pages not linked from anywhere negatively affect SERP ranking?

I want to make a few key landing pages based on what people are searching for about our product. However, I really don't need or want to link to those pages from anywhere on our website. Stuff people ...
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Why is Google crawling non-existant URLs?

I can see in live traffic of my wordpress website that goggle bot crawl non existing pages. www.example.gr/search/search-results/password-reset%252Fpassword-reset/password-reset%252Fpassword-reset%...
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URL stays at root when using my domain, but with ip the URL changes to the paths of the links

I am using GoDaddy to host my domain, but when I use my domain to go to my contact page (or any other page, including outside pages), it stays at http://www.example.com, instead of the correct url e.g....
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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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Overwriting a File To Avoid Link Updating

CRM: WordPress I'm updating a pdf file on our website, and would like to know if overwriting the old content with the new content would prevent the need to re-establish the links on the site that ...
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rel=“nofollow” On Quality User Supplied Links

Is it good practice to add rel="nofollow" to user supplied links such as in a question and answer site even if the link in question is relevant and of a high quality. I will use Stack Exchange as an ...
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Is it a good SEO practice to send external links through an uncrawlable redirect script?

I am just wondering if it is a good practice to hide external links from search engines? What I mean is like that I have tons of MediaFire and Google Drive links (15,000 exactly)and I have a ...
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Web Link format. With or without .html suffix

On our company website most links are in the form: http://www.example.com/contact.html Is it a better idea to have http://www.example.com/contact Or does it not matter. I got thinking because ...
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Is it good practice for a https site to link to a https url that redirects to http?

Several SEO analysis sites warn against linking to http site from a https site. If I link to https site that redirects to http, does that still violate that rule?
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Changing CMS and URLs

I'm migrating a busy web-shop (10'000 IPs/day) to OpenCart, manually copying all the products, tags, descriptions and architecture. The old website was not built following semantics standards, no h1 ...
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How to link and pass absolutely no link juice

How can I create a "link" from my site to other sites that passes no link juice or reputation whatsoever? I'm not talking about nofollow links... I'm hoping to discover there's some way to create a ...
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Does Google discount links via redirects…conditionally?

I have a situation that I have never seen before and I didn't find any relevant questions/answers on here...I'm not new to this, I'm just hesitant to post about it so forgive my being somewhat vague: ...
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Is it good to submit our site in website submission sites?

I was wondering why don't we submit our site in website submission sites and increase our site's rank. Is is good to do this? How is this working? Is this a spam activity? What are the advantages ...
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Linking other websites to my website for seo boost but they did not do the same business

What affect does it make at page ranking if i link other websites to my website as my clients, like people i have worked for and i will place a link with their logo. Does it harm the ranking because ...
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Have page crawled by Google but prevent it from showing in the search results

I would like to create a link exchange with my clients' websites which is not reciprocal but A links to B, B links to C, and C links to A for higher SEO benefit. If I add an article or a link page ...
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SEO Ramifications of Copying a Page to Stronger Domain and Setting Canonical URL to Point to New Version

I penned a blog post that ended up being covered widely. I'd like to turn it into a landing page page on my main product site which is on a different domain. I don't want to remove my old blog post ...
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What is _ga in url path?

I just opened a link which leaded me to a root (main) page of www of some Organization (let's call it XXXXXXX). It was opened from 3rd party www, not from with XXXXXXX's www. The url in web browser ...
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Does having multiple embeded items effect SEO by leaking PageRank or appearing low quality?

For example if I have 300 words and embed 10 videos from YouTube or 10 pins from Pinterest on my page instead of hosting them on my domain. Does my page send away PageRank away through outbound links ...
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Delivering the optimal image experience to all from website regardless of device

I was deeply involved in other work and out of the blue, the co-owner of the site informs me that the website isn't 100% right for all people. While he isn't technically inclined compared to me, this ...
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Internal links URL and SEO [duplicate]

I was wondering if one is better off to have relative URL's for internal links vs absolute URL's? <a href="aboutus.html">About us </a> vs <a href="http://www.example.com/aboutus.html"...
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Does target blank on internal links affect Google Analytics and search engines in any way?

We have a news site where many articles have "Read more" links. These internal links are often set with the attribute target="_blank", links opens in a new tab. Does it have any affect on Google ...
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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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Tag products on Facebook: Direct link to shop?

There is a new featured recently released by Facebook which allows you to add products to a Facebook page, and lets you tag them in images. ( https://www.facebook.com/business/help/1655062744733202 ) ...
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Correct way(s) of separating URLs of static pages from main content

Let's say I have a dictionary-like website where I have canonical URLs like example.com/egregious which displays the definition of the word "egregious". However, I have a couple of "static pages" ...
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Will changing my Amazon Affiliate links affect my SEO?

I recently downloaded the plug-in Eazy Azon to enable geo-linking for my Amazon Affiliates. I have one post in particular that is highly ranked on Google. According to Easy Azon, I need to replace ...
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Is link juice distributed equally to all links on the root page?

How is link juice divided from the navbar? I have inner pages in the navbar that are example.com/product1/ but I am concerned that because it does not have a /subdir/product1/ that it is just seen ...
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WordPress permalinks with the category and the postname throw a “Page Cannot Be Found” error

Background: I have developed and managed many WordPress sites over the years. Only one of these sites has this problem, but, based on comments on the WordPress.org forum, others are having the same ...
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How does the home page work at the top of a website navigation hierchy? Is that for dropdown menus?

This might be a simple question BUT - I'm having a hard time understanding internal navigation, specifically navbar links which apparently should form a hierarchy, as seen by image below from MOZ My ...
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Link to the current page okay for SEO?

I have a website and one SEO guy told me to remove cyclic links that link to the current page. We don't work with him anymore. So I can't ask for details. So are this links bad for and should be ...
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Why can I access a file from my web server even though viewing the directory URL is a broken link?

I'm trying to understand how I'm able to access a PDF file from my website: /Documents/Publications/2015/file.pdf when /Documents comes up as a broken link. It appears to be non-existant. Why can I ...
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Should I use rel=“nofollow” on links from mirror sites to avoid a possible link scheme

I host a network of service websites that consists of 1 main website and several mirrored websites under different domains; think torrent, proxy, or download sites. Users come to my service but there ...
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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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Issue with huge amount of inbound links for multiple sub folder website

I have an issue that I really cannot wrap my head around and was hoping that someone could help me with. I manage a e-commerce website that is active on multiple markets. Two with a marketspecific ...
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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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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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Do you need to put your product category pages link in the nav menu bar for better SEO?

Our current product category pages are not in our nav menu and can only be reached via filters on our product page. Does having direct links from the nav menu to the product category pages improve ...
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Google Websmaster Tools crawl errors reporting a link that does not exist

Google Webmaster Tools seems to be giving me an erroneous report. The crawl Errors (Smart Phone tab) still shows a link to http://mypubguide.com/good-pubs/Blacko from http://mypubguide.com/good-pubs/...
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How to make a clickable link with HTML Editey

I am an HTML beginner and I'm making a website using HTML Editey. I know how to do things like make bold text or make an underline under the letter or number, but I don't know how to make a clickable ...
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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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Unnaturally high number of links from domain

Please consider the following image, from Google Webmaster Tools I have these unnaturally high link counts coming in from lowish Page Rank Domains (MOZ Score 13) Is this natural? Is this hurting my ...
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Making google forgive us right away when accidentally publishing incorrect links (noarchive doesn't work)

So this is what happened. One day, I changed my code on my site to try to make things more compliant with adsense. Several hours later, I check the crawl errors report GSC only to see a string of ...
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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 ...