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Creating a sub domain to rank in google search carousal

i manage a media/news website. It was hit by google penalty in the past, due to which we never get featured in google search carousal listing again. our website primary is in English. I have a sub ...
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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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Serving static HTML pages generated using Rendertron - Is it considered cloaking?

Preamble Hello, I'm trying to improve SEO of a web app built with Angular 7. Unfortunately, I can't (not allowed to) install node on the server it's being hosted on, so I cannot implement server-...
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Does a pure spam manual penalty hurt the entire domain?

If a single url on a domain (that is not the home page, just a blog post) gets a pure spam manual penalty, does it hurt the ranking of the domain in general or does it just impact that individual url?
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How to copy the content from other website without duplicate content issue for genuine cause [duplicate]

first of all, this is not a duplicate question. i have verified all the question which was suggested by SE at the time of posting. I have developed a product based on open source. Now, I have to copy ...
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Does google penalize the person that registered the domain name for getting site deranked? [closed]

All my sites got hit by Penguin in mid 2000's, nothing too bad, just moving company sites with article directory links, exact anchor text etc...got hit by negative SEO also If I buy new domain names, ...
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Decreasing unbelievable two major factors “clicks”and “impressions” in Google Webmaster [duplicate]

We have a service site that takes about 7 months to build Every day, we update the site with highly customized content. We were on the front page of most key keys. But over the past 24 hours, we have ...
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Is Bidvertiser bad for SEO?

I read on several blocks that Bidvertiser uses blackhat SEO, which might let websites that use it to be penalised or even banned, while others are in favour of using it, or even recommending doing so. ...
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Will using images from other sites (with permission) hurt search engine rankings?

Can you tell me whether Google's algorithm flags plagiarism for using images on your website from other sites? I don't want to get penalized, for cases where the image owner allowed it to be used on ...
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Can deleting less visited content help recover from Google's algorithmic penalties?

A health website has 3,000 articles, but about 1,000 of them get less than 10 visits per month. This is mainly because the writers have decided to write about topics that are too hard to rank. The top ...
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Can a penalized site be indexed again

I have an expired domain it is penalized in google can it be reindexed? I think it is penalized due to some bad backlinks if I disow the bad backlinks in google webmasters can it be reindexed?
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How can I make sure that I am not penalized for using Google Rich Snippets?

I am using the WordPress plugin Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating which is used to provide star ratings. It works fine but one of the users of this plugin posted following review: BEWARE of this ...
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Could my website be penalized for listing videos in a popup via the YouTube API?

I have an 11 years old lyrics website and it has the biggest archive for my region. Before September 4, 2013 it had nearly 16.000 unique visitors per day and was in the first 3 SERP results for main ...
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Could a previous owner's email spam prevent a new great site on that domain from ranking now?

As far as I can tell there is no real connection between email spam and SEO, but I have a hard time explaining any other way. Site: local marketing agency with major clients, good profile and decent ...
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If you exceed the maximum recommended title length does Google still use those keywords for ranking?

I know there is a maximum recommended title length because Google cuts off after 600px so there is a rough character count of 60 characters which Moz says catches 90% of titles. I am aware of the ...
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Soft 404 errors cause ranking drop or penalty?

I own a free press release website with over 15k articles. i am in the process of cleaning up the site for spam and have removed over 100 pages but it causes soft 404 errors in Google webmasters ...
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Is there way to force Google to think that sub domain as totally separated are from main domain?

Is there way to force Google to think that sub domain as totally separated are from main domain? This is the situation. We have a web design agency. We have made some online tools for public. Free ...
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SEO - Keyword in all headings | penalty?

I am wondering if the following structure would result in a penalty due to the fact that all headings have the keyword in them and as the first word of each heading. H1 - Brake Repair in City State ...
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If people re publish my content could i get a duplicate content penalty ?

Ive found a number of duplicate sites that have copied all of my HTML, CSS, JS changed the logo of the company, placed the files on their own domain and are advertising them selves as a company doing ...
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Google SERP penalty for Multiple Business websites on one server?

I have tried to Google the answer to my question and Bing'ed my head against my desk after not being able to find a clear answer. This could have something to do with me lacking in not being able to ...
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My webpage has been removed from search results [closed]

A page of my site is removed from search results! Until 2 or 3 days ago this web page was the second link in google search results while searching for specific keywords. But last day I realized that ...
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My 2nd level domain has a non-deletable 3rd level domain mirror. Will Google penalize it for this?

I bought an example.org domain and created an account on a free web host. When signing up, I was forced to choose a 3rd level domain name for my site. Then I was allowed to specify my 2nd level domain ...
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Spammy microdata penalty reconsideration rejected

I'll be more than happy if someone could give me any hint where i could be wrong. Some time ago site of a client got spammy microdata penalty. The situation was following - one local business markup ...
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Will SERP penalties follow a 301 redirect?

My question is if a domain has some sort of SERP penalty and then that domains then uses a site wide 301 redirect to another domain will that domain take on the SERP penalties? Example: Site1.com (...
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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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Google Manual Penalty has been lifted but rich snippets in the search results are not back to normal

We had certain features like breadcrumbs, stars, the knowledge graph etc in the SERP's but we made a mistake and gained a manual penalty for spammy schema. This has been resolved and the manual ...
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Does text-shadow CSS affect SEO ranking by risking a cloaking penalty?

I've done googling this but didn't found any answers and would love to try this out on my website. As it's a good ranking website, I want to ask you before risking it. font-size: 50px; ...
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How can I reappear in Google search result? [closed]

My website recently got a manual action penalty by Google due to "Sneaky mobile redirects" and not appearing on Google search results. This is what they said; "Google has detected sneaky redirects ...
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Is there a safe way to redirect traffic from a dozen old websites to a new (unrelated) website?

Over the years I've built over a dozen unsuccessful sites. They get 10-100 visitors per day each. The topics include all kinds of random things - recipes, hiking tips, military equipment, gym bloopers,...
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Google is dropping indexed pages faster than they are being uploaded

I have recently opened a bounty regarding unnatural links appearing in my search console due to no fault of my own. Many asked for the names of the sites, however, I would prefer to keep it quite - ...
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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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How do I make my spam site rank well and not get penalized?

This question may sound really stupid, but it's actually legit. As the web has gotten more spam-proof over the years (CAPTCHAs, spam filters, search engine algorithms, etc.), there's not much room ...
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How to recover from a google penalty

My client's website website that was well established for some very competitive keywords had some technical hiccups for a week or so. "Upgrade your browser" page got cached at the server side and ...
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Google manual action removed but effects remain similar

Our domain had been under Google manual action penalty until recently. One week ago we finally get the action removed. However, we made a test creating a new domain and pointing it to the existing ...
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Will indexing an underdeveloped website result in a Google penalty?

My website is still undergoing multiple changes. When I search my website's indexed pages, I find many unwanted pages in search results. There are still many categories that need to be uploaded. ...
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Do 301 redirections carry Google penalty?

I have run a domain for 9 years, which had PR5 two years back with DA 49 (which I remember). Now I have run another domain for 4 years in similar keywords but from a different location (as you can see ...
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Getting Pagespeed 100/100 can get you penalized in Google?

I am a developer on a website, and I am trying every possible way to get highest score 100/100 on Google pagespeed. But it comes out that this sanbox checker tools show as penalized from time to time ...
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Recover large forum from Google 'Metafilter Penalty'?

We have been one of those forums affected on Nov 16, 2012 (yes, 3 years ago!) with a very big drop overnight (from 800.000 unique visitors before that to 400.000 now). Since that time we were not ...
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Multiple websites with same topic

I want to create 10 websites about same topic. Each website has its own template and each will have around 10 unique articles. Topcis/titles of the articles will be identical. I will not link sites ...
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Is it ok to use HTML comment in order to remove a meta directive?

I am working on this new site, and the original creator used meta keywords. I want to remove them but for various reasons it cannot be done through PHP. Long story. The easiest way to remove them is ...
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Will a site that's been impacted by a spam action from Google no longer show up in it and its partner sites?

Is it true that a site impacted by an algorithmic or manual spam action may no longer show up in Google.com or its partner's sites? I found an article on Webmaster Guidelines by Google here, and ...
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Photo URL names the same as on other websites and SEO penalty

I have several websites on different IP's and the content wording is different but not the layout of the website and not the photos and there are many photos. What my question is, I dont want a SEO ...
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Google wrongly marks my mobile friendly site as not-friendly

I have a site for creating random passwords: http://passwordcreator.org I was very surprised to get a notice that the site has mobile problems because it is mobile friendly. Here are the things ...
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What are doorway pages and how can they hurt SEO?

Google announced today that they will identify doorway pages better and penalize them more harshly. I've always thought of a doorway pages as a page like: Welcome to Blue Widgets Click here ...
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Is it true that Google will effectively penalise mobile-unfriendly sites from April 21, 2015?

I have heard that Google will boost mobile-friendly websites in search results. My website is not mobile-friendly. Will my website penalised in the Google search results if I have not made the ...
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Does members only content get penalized? 1000+ Pages, 1 to 2 Hits a Day

I have been rolling out several online courses which combined have 1000+ pages. The videos are restricted, but the text and headers aren't. These pages have been indexed for a few months now but ...
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Can a site be 'penalized' by Google for going 'stagnant' for a long time?

My website enjoyed steady growth in its early days, when I was writing part-time. Then I stopped writing for a long time - didn't write at all for half a year and then only very little for some two ...
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How to stay safe from being copied? [closed]

Unique content is a major factor in ranking website. But what happen if anybody copies your unique content? How does Google prioritize the websites then? Does is affect on rankings too much? What are ...
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Google algorithm penalty & reconsideration request

There is no any manuel penalty message on my Webmaster Tools > manual actions tab. But, my visitors count decrease 10.000 to 1.000 in last 3 years. All seo-check services says my site is OK: W3C ...
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If Google penalizes main domain, will it affect subdomain too?

I have a social bookmarking site that has very little search engine traffic. Most likely, the reason is that almost all content is copied content. Usually what users do is just copy the first 2 or 3 ...