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Could this traffic from Amazon AWS traffic be “real” visitors?

I have a small blog that occasionally gets featured in a newsletter with world-wide distribution. When that happens, I see clear spikes in incoming traffic, a significant portion of which is coming ...
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HSTS and redirecting to www. sub domain

I am trying to setup HSTS for my website but running into some problems regarding the response headers and the use of a sub domain. What I would like is for all HTTP traffic to redirect to https://www....
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How to get a domain unblocked from Akamai's Nominum?

I recently purchased a domain and set up hosting at AWS for the root and a subdomain for the static asset files, set to CloudFront. After a brief public test, I received many issues from customers ...
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Does it hurt SEO to put numbers in header tags?

I have a page with quite a few h2 tags that describes basic terminology for a particular subject. I want to number them from 1 to 10. For example: <h2>1. Term 1</h2> <p>some info<...
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How to remove myself from all websites that show whois history?

It's easy to find Whois Information from the past (Whois History or called Reversed Whois) from sites like; domaintools.com reg.com 12whois.com domainhistory.com whoismind.com some are cheap and ...
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Does rel='alternate' have to show protocol [duplicate]

I'm using rel='alternate' like this: http://example.com/_spanish/index.htm' hreflang='es' Is it acceptable to leave out the HTTP protocol and use link rel='alternate' href='//example.com/...
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Prevent Google from prepending our brand name to the title of each of our pages in the search results [duplicate]

I have a website where post pages contains a title element without our brand name like: <title>Post 1</title> But whenever I'm searching on Google for my site posts, Google adds the ...
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What would happen if a same utm parameter is used multiple times in a link?

Say I have a link: https://www.example.com/?utm_term=X?utm_term=Y then what would happen in my Google Analytics page? The same with utm_campaign, utm_source, and utm_content.
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Google Analytics - Google Organic traffic with backslash

We have recently rolled out an infinite scroll feature in the site that could be generating this issue but we are not sure why/what is causing this. Every page visit and event is reported correctly, ...
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CloudLinux and Python selector pipenv support

I'm currently hosting a website on shared hosting using the python selector option given in CloudLinux. I've noticed it is based on "the old" way of creating virtual environments. So I was wondering ...
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Google SDTT does not fetch structured data by URL

I initially wrote some code that created the structured data for breadcrumb and product markup on the server's side and rendered them in the <body> of the page. While the mark up was correct ...
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How to show website in only one country Google

My client has 3 websites, each has it's region. eu.ralphkerlesart.com - for Europe countries us.ralphkerlesart.com - for USA and Canada ralphkerlesart.com - for other regions I need only one website ...
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I bought a domain namespace at AWS, can I setup an email addresses using this domain at AWS?

I bought a domain namespace at AWS and I'd like to know is it possible to setup an email address using this domain at AWS? For example, let's say I bought boughtwebspace.exampleat AWS. Is it ...
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Remove a site from Google search once it has been retired and shut down

I’m shutting down my website which has a few thousands pages. What is the best way to remove my entire site and related pages from Google search results? Removing full site from Google index has ...
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Redirecting a user but not Googlebot to solve problem with iFrames in content

TLDR To work around a problem with a third party documentation writing software I need to redirect a page to another page but only if a user in browser is looking at it. I want the google bot to see ...
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Is a single Internal Link enough to tell search engines that a page is regional specific?

I am working on a multi-national/multi-lingual eCommerce website, with the following website structures: www.example.co.uk (UK Based English speakers) www.example.co.uk/es/ (UK Based Spanish ...
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Is it worth changing my blog URL structure for better SEO, or could that cause a ranking loss?

My blog URL structure is like below: www.example.com/blog/postkeyword www.example.com/blog/category/category-name/subcategory-name Example: www.example.com/blog/category/marketing/seo Does it ...
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Google show warning for duplicat title of two pages with rel next rel prev [duplicate]

In search console there is a warning for two pages with the same title, in such these case we mostly use rel next rel prev, we did it, but google still show this warning. How should we correct it?
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Should I bother with AMP if my website is lighter?

I have a webpage with almost only static content that weight a compressed size of 25ko. Should I bother with AMP for pure SEO reasons ? I could very easily opt-in for AMP since the page is AMP-...
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email marked as spam even with DKIM, SPF and DMARC headers

I've configured a Postfix+Dovecot email server. I took care of SPF, DKIM, DMARC and added appropriate headers to the message. I haven't used the machine for 2 years, so it can't be blacklisted from ...
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Get the pdf doc url indexed [duplicate]

I have a URL to a PDF document which I uploaded to the public_html/docs folder. How do I get search engines to index this link and PDF document? When I submit the URL to the search console it does ...
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Why are my HTML resources re-downloading despite having an expiration date a month in the future?

I have set the expiration information for my resources in the .htaccess file as shown below: <IfModule mod_expires.c> ExpiresActive on ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month" ...
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Different URL syntax for multilingual SEO with 2 languages

Is there any difference between the syntax here; example.dk/ (danish) example.dk/en and example.dk/da (danish) example.dk/en I realise that in the top example, the domain is Danish .dk, which ...
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Should tag and author pages be disallowed in robots.txt?

According to some articles that talk about crawl budget, we should decrease the number pages crawled and provide the only important and valuable pages to search engine crawlers. We have 3,000 ...
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DMARC record without rua or ruf entry

I have set up my server with SPF and DKIM and activated DMARC with v=DMARC1; pct=100; ruf=mailto:postmaster@example.com; rua=mailto:postmater@example.com; p=reject So far everything works ...
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Brand name is an otherwise unused acronym however Google only ranks my site when searched with an added space

How does google index website names? I'd like my website to appear in Google search like this: Yet when we search by the full name without any spaces, Google is completely clueless. Only when we ...
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Two pages have same title, same description, different content. Are they duplicates?

We have release our website from our mobile app in a very short amount of time. The website is quite good, but not at all optimized for SEO. For example, there is absolutely no care for meta tags. All ...
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Is a hreflang tag needed for a single international site

I have a website, and it is a single website with a .com TLD which I want ranking in the US and UK. Do I need to create a hreflang tag even though there is only one version of the website and all ...
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New Google Search Console does not load any resources such as CSS and JS while it worked fine in the old Search Console tool

When using URL inspection and Live Test in the new Google Search Console the Googlebot does not load most resources (Javascript, CSS and Images). This results in the Search Console telling me my pages ...
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Google “Duplicate, submitted URL not selected as canonical” between UK and IE sites with same content meant for different audiences

We have an /ie and /uk variation of our site. /ie uses € and /uk £'s, both are in English. Both sites are submitted to google as we want the IE site to return in googole.ie and UK site to return in ...
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Google Search Console gives me 404 errors on tags I removed

I've recently deleted a lot of tags (www.example.com/tag/example) because they were either useless or ranking for keywords for which I have articles on (and I want to rank those). I checked the ...
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When using an image server on a separate domain, should we link directly to the image URL and restrict crawling, or redirect through our domain?

I have a large number of images stored on a separate server, these URLs currently go through a 302 redirect. I think these additional pages are a total waste of time for Google to crawl. At the ...
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Using Wikidata entities and properties in schema.org markup and linked data - describe a graph of linked entities

I would like to make use of Wikidata for SEO, particularly in helping a page leverage on schema org and linked data. Say my web page is talking about 4 entities, like: 'A' -> 'B' 'B' -> 'C' ...
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Hacked site created foreign language tags pages, can we block them in robots.txt to remove them from Google?

Our WordPress website was hacked which is now revamped and updated to the WP v5.0.3 but still Tags and 35fc4a-50164960-421910 or 6d285b-31601402-365308 type URLs are indexed in Google. Can we block ...
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For security most PHP files are out of the document root, but some are now not accessible

I am developing a internal website and it has no domain (DNS not configured for domain name) so it is just accessed via internal IP address. I have read that it is a good idea to keep backend files ...
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Firebase redirects http to https with 307 code (Temporarily Moved), which is bad as per SEO. How to configure it to use 301 code (Permanently Moved)

My website is hosted with Firebase. It offers https out of the box. When a user hits http://example.com, it redirects to https://example.com with 307 code (Temporarily Moved). As per various SEO ...
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Many DNS records after creating a subdomain in cPanel

I am new to cPanel but I think I understand the basics of DNS and DNS zones enough. When I add a new subdomain in cPanel, like sub.example.com, via the subdomain screen, the following records appear ...
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Do most websites not use HTTP authentication header but something else for authentication?

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/httpscripting.html says It is worth noting that while this is how HTTP Authentication works, very many web sites will not use this concept when they provide logins etc. ...
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GSC Sitemap Coverage questions

I recently noticed that my sitemap listed the urls in my site beginning with http:// although the canonical tags of the page are https://, so I resubmitted my sitemap with the correct urls. I am not ...
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Ok to use meta noindex on 404 pages?

I have a custom 404.html file on my website that gets served with a 404 status code when a URL is not found, standard stuff. But if you visit the exact path /404.html on the server, the server says "...
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Schema.org jobposting location: multiple countries

If a job can be performed remotely across a region, such as EMEA or Asia, should each country be written out or is it enough to just specify the region, such as EMEA?
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Postback affiliate sales to Google Analytics and Google Ads

For an affiliate website I want to upgrade my tracking and statistics insights. Current situation: - I have succesfully set up postback from the different affiliate partners to my (wordpress) website ...
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Mobile usability issues reported by Google at Search Console [duplicate]

Our website is responsive but it is showing the below mobile usability issues at Google search console. Content wider than scree Clickable elements too close together When tested using mobile ...
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htaccess category seo url redirecting to 404 page in localhost [closed]

I am trying to edit my htaccess. All urls working fine on server, but same htaccess setup redirecting category/cat_name/ url to 404 page without giving any error. all other urls working fine accept ...
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Restrict anonymous access to a Mediawiki site while putting a few pages on a white list of publicly accessible pages?

I have set up a Mediawiki using Bitnami through AWS, I have used the following in an attempt to restrict access unless a user logs in to the wiki. # Disable reading by anonymous users $...
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Is .html URL suffixing better for SEO? [duplicate]

When you click to read a Yahoo news article, the URL is suffixed with .html Why Yahoo does not opt for pretty URLs instead? Is .html URL suffixing better for SEO?
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How can a website prevent Similarweb from detecting its technology?

How does Similarweb and Alexa detect a websites technology or framework used? What are the ways to disable those so such information is not public.
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Avoid duplicated content include/require [duplicate]

Greeting, I am aiming to do a website with a "onePage style". As I have 3 different pages I want to display, I want the first section of the page to be the content of those 3 pages and the other ...
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Shall I use different IP addresses for different websites for SEO? [duplicate]

I have a windows VPS. I already have a website running on it. Its run on a specific IPv4 IP address. Now I want to deploy another two websites on the same server. Now this hosting company offer to ...
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Google results shows two different versions of my site with different snippet, how do i make it so its the same snippet?

My website shows up on google with two different ways.For example say this is my site megaexample.com When I search example in google my shows up with this snippet "good snippet text" from my meta:...

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