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Why do big sites host their images/css on external domains?

Why do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google host their images and css on external domains such as: Facebook: static.ak.fbcdn.net Twitter: a0.twimg.com Google: ssl.gstatic.com Question(s): Is is ...
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Someone else is using my IP address with an old A Record. What can i do?

I found out that someone who used to have my current IP address, still has an old A record and google is using that for returning search results. As a result, when someone searches the name of my ...
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2 different businesses, 2 different top level domains, same company name - impact?

I have just started running ohanafilms.co.uk (Northamptonshire UK) and I have received a email from a chap who runs ohanafilms.com (Hawaii USA) who has advised me and asked me to change my name as it ...
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Can a sitemap index file reference sitemap files under different domains?

My company owns several domain names. We also host websites for our users at their custom domains. Our domains: company.com product1.com product2.com Users's domains: user1.com user2.com ...
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Multiple sites redirected to one main site

I have a client who insists of having multiple website domains all being redirected to one main website domain. It is getting out of hand and his server has become conveluted and riddled with garbage ...
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Pros and Cons of Buying Common Website Mispellings

I own a website that is nicely short but somewhat easy to misspell. I would like to buy the three or four most common mispellings and redirect them all to my main page. Are there any major problems ...
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Consolidating google results for 2 domains with the same content

I have 2 domains http://foo.com and a http://bar.com. http://bar.com is just a domain alias for http://foo.com so they have the same content. Results for both domains show up on google, I'd rather all ...
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Can merging 4 sites into 1 help?

The company I work for has 4 websites. There is a related theme to them (all IT services or web design / development). All have unique content. I am hearing more and more that these need to be ...
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Sudden SEO rankings drop for a specific domain of a multinational site [duplicate]

EDIT 19/6: the issue is apparently solving itself Unfortunately I cannot see any indication of what worked. It could be the spammy-looking domain which we disavowed links from, but it can also be a ...
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SEO Implications of creating Niche Product Blogs vs Main Company Blog with Categories.

Our company has a dilemma that I am hoping the users of Pro WebMasters can help us with. Right now as it stands we create a seperate website for each product that we sell. We also have our corporate ...
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SEO optimization multiple region site, domains and multilingual site

I am taking SEO of our website to another level. I read a lot about it and study all aspects of how to properly handle multiple domains and languages. For now we use three domain names www.myurl.eu, ...
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Cross promoting sites you own

With time the amount of sites I have under my wing has grown and diversified such that visitors to site A wouldn't care one bit about site B that I control. (There are 7 different sites in my example ...
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Multiple domains for different products?

I have a website with software applications. Is it good for SEO to choose one keyword rich domain name for each of our software products or should we stick to a single domain? From a user's ...
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Different content for different domain extensions

let's say I have myawesomewebsite.com on which I have a blog website. Then I would like to buy myawesomewebsite.consulting on which I would put a website for my media agency. In few words: those are ...
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Managing redirections of 2 domains at CloudFlare for the same site

Let's say I have these two domains: example.com.uy example.uy My goal is to set a proper domain's forward according to SEO best practices using a 301 Redirect, in order to enforce my users to be ...
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How can I use domain masking without having self referral in Google Analytics

I have one old domain that points to a website's server's ip (let's call it www.oldsite.com). I have a new one, www.newsite.com, that is set up to be forwarded to a specific page on the website. Due ...
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Google Doesn't Obey Canonical meta-tag for cross-domain

I'm working on a website that's normally accessed trough a load-balance. But we also have direct URL to each server. Lately, Google started to index the direct URLs to our servers, which is bad ...
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When an add-on domain is created in cPanel it automatically generates a subdomain, why?

When I create an add-on domain in cPanel, a subdomain is automatically created. How does this affect the SEO of the website and does it also affect other websites that are hosted on the same server? ...
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Configure Nginx to serve the home page and a sub-directory with WordPress and everything else with Laravel

I'm currently facing a problem where a single vhost must serve two apps. One of them is WordPress, the other one is Laravel. I've managed to get it some kind of working using a URL prefix, but I can't ...
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Why Is Another Domain Resolving To My IP Address?

I'm not really sure if this is something that I should worry about... I'm currently renting a dedicated server which is hosting a website I've created. The domain of the website was registered with ...
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SEO scope for multiple domains hosting on the same IP address

I have multiple domains hosted on a shared hosting plan which provides a single IP address for all domains hosted. I want domains such as: www.plumbersinnewyork.com www.plumbersinwashington.com www....
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Shop owner wants multiple domains, what do I to tell him?

My client owns a webshop exampleshop.it - and we use adwords and google analytics to promote it. He somehow has the idea that more domains (pointing to the original webshop) bring more traffic and ...
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Google Analytics tracking on multi domain environment

We have the following structure of our website: Main site - mainsite.example Contains blog, few products and pricing table etc... Single product sites - myproduct1.example, myproduct2.example ...
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What is the general practice for country TLD subdomains

I'm trying to launch a website application that will focus on cities around the world, whereby TLD for each countries will be used. For example: www.website.de - Germany www.website.cn - China sub-...
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Multiple domains, 'one' server

I'm almost completing an online service where people can link their domain to. Think Squarespace/Wix/Weebly type. Visitors enter customerdomain.com that leads to mywebapp.com but keeps customerdomain....
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How should I set up the a second website in relationship to my first website for maximum SEO benefits?

I'll try to make this simple and also explain why I"m doing this. I own website A, which stocks candles mostly for retail and church use. I now have the opportunity to become a reseller for church ...
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A domain for each language or a single domain, which is better for SEO?

My project is in 7 languages. For each language, we bought a domain. The project already has some success. Some domains have many visitors from search engines, some not so many. When we launched, ...
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Best way to track page views in a multi-tenant application?

I have a multi-tenant website hosting platform—think Squarespace or Wix but for a really niche target market. Each website on the platform can have its own TLD. I want to use Google Analytics to ...
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Redirect a domain to a sub-page on another domain

(Examples below are illustrative only and not real domains.) Imagine I have turtles.com and the site has been up for some time. Now imagine that I have reptiles.com. Would it be "bad" (for SEO, ...
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Multiple domains, same content

Whats the best method in having multiple domains online with the same content so that it does not affect SEO. Say a www.domain.com and www.domain.com.au. The *.com.au domain has significant SEO ...
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Block Google (and other) from indexing a domain

We want to open a new domain for certain purposes (call them PR). The thing is we want the domain to point to the same website we currently have. We do not want this new domain to appear on search ...
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How do I adjust our "default" domain

Our company owns a selection of top level domain names. Each of these domain names points to the same IP. We currently market our domain as existingfoo.com. All our incoming links are to that domain, ...
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Best way to track multiple sites with Google Analytics

I currently have 63 websites (and counting) that I'm tracking on one Google Analytics account, and I'm starting to realize... this is becoming a bit cumbersome. What's the best way to collect traffic ...
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Domain Masking / Cloaking?

I don't know what the correct term is for this but I'd like to redirect exampleA.com to exampleB.com without changing the URL in their address bar at all. So for example: User visits: exampleA.com ...
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German site is not indexed, Search Console says it is duplicate of the English site, even though it is different language content

I have problems to understand why my website isn't ranked correctly. I have 2 domains which open the site in 2 different languages: DE: https://ausgaben-rechner.de/ EN: https://expense-calculator.com/...
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One company two domains for two countries - Google Search

My company has two domains: - www.company.pe (for Peru) - www.company.ar (for Argentina) www.company.com was already taken so i had to buy one domain for each country. These two sites have ...
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.htaccess rewrite when site has multiple domains

I run a university club website which has two three (update: I have recently discovered the third) domains, let's say www.meow.co.uk, foo.uni.ac.uk/bar/meow/ and uni.ac.uk/bar/meow. I'm using the ...
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How to host a website in multiple countries for fast response times

I have an eCommerce store and it sells digital downloads. The website is hosted in the US, but I have a large customer base that is outside the United States in different countries. I know the ...
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Run Google Analytics reports across multiple accounts / properties

So I have a single login for Google Analytics that tracks multiple accounts with multiple properties as so. Account 1 Property A Property B Property C Property D Account 2 Property E Property F ...
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Is there an elegant way to track multiple domains under separate accounts with Google Analytics?

I have a situation where a content management system uses the same template for multiple websites with different domain names and I can't make a separate template for each. However, each website needs ...
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WordPress multisite and Google Analytics in subfolders with mapped domains

I have a WordPress multisite with sub folders. The site's subfolders are mapped to domains, which are set to primary. I'm using the Google Analytics Multisite Async' code to track things. From ...
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Best practice when translating sites into multiple languages - new domains?

For the same website I've got 3 domains: .fr, .com, and .co.uk. To start with it was to avoid people buying the same name. I used have my content in French only and redirected all the traffic to the ...
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Redirect domain name to a specific page

I have theses domain names installed: Main domain name: www.example.com Others domains: www.example.org www.example.fr www.animals.example I first made a rule on my .htaccess to redirect all ...
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How does it impact SEO to provide multiple custom domains for portions of our main site?

I have an ecommerce i.e www.mainsite.example which has various products from merchants when clicking on merchant profile the URL is like www.mainsite.example/company-name-products. We need now to ...
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Using rel=canonical and noindex in a 1-n partners environment

We sell complete sites including the domains to several partners that create content that is shown together at the main site. What we want to achieve is that the main site copy is the original but the ...
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Mirror website across different hosting accounts

Is it possible to mirror a website across different hosting accounts, for example: exampleA.com (public) exampleB.com (private) When people access the website they will be visiting exampleA.com but ...
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Telling Google that example.com and example.us points to the same site

example.com - global domain example.us - geo-local domain Tell me how should I let Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics know that the site has more than one domain? Does having more than one ...
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Domain name explanations

I recently thought to myself why certain websites have very unique domain names. Is it possible for a website to have for example www.aboutus.example.com instead of www.example.com/aboutus ? Like ...
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Two websites, two domains, for one brand, SEO issues?

I'm doing SEO for a new real estate company, yet the developer had surprised me with this: The developer had created two websites with two domains for one brand: The first domain/website: ...
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Hosting multiple client websites on single hosting account

I'm web designer and I have currently only a few clients for making a website. I've unlimited hosting account and I want to host their websites in my account without reseller account (actually it is ...
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