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Must the image url in a sitemap file begin with the same domain the file is stored on?

I remember when making a sitemap, all URLs defined in between <loc> and </loc> must be part of the same domain as the domain the file is stored on. For example, I can use this line in my ...
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If I delete or close google account, will it also delete or close my adsense account?

I have a Google account that I want to delete or close, but it is linked to Google Adsense account also. Plus, I use this account across all my websites and youtube videos for monetizing. So, my ...
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How to stop a DDoS attack? [closed]

I'm wondering if anybody can help me understand how I can actually block a DDoS attack. I've seen stuff like CloudFlare used in the past, but it doesn't really work for me when I try to use it. I'm ...
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Replacing the public home page with member specific content for logged in users

Context: I am designing a web application that's geared toward members-only features. There's no site features that would be useful to non-members, so most of the website will only be available to ...
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301 or noindex or both

I have lots of categories but I use different pages as landing page for each categories and in pages I just load the contents of each category that I need (I cant delete my categories) what is best ...
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Can I use AdSense for a single domain with some pages not followed policy?

I have a web blog and I want to write some ethical hacking, hacking mitigation and not hacking related content. Can I include AdSense for only pages that follows policy and not include in pages that ...
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How to setup site with second specialised domain name with same content

I got a website: company-name-counselling.co.uk I have setup all 4 versions of the domain to redirect to the https://www.company-name-counselelling.co.uk I have also bought nearby-town-counselling....
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How can I create a shared PHP $_SERVER directory to use as an include() path for shared code?

At my previous company we had a shared $_SERVER['shared_code_dir'] directory that was usable by all our sites on our server. I know in php you can't use the include() function with an https web ...
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Consequences of blocking Semrush and other bots?

For typical websites, are there any disadvantages to my clients to blocking spiders like Semrush, Maxmind and the plethora of other "non search-engine" bots? Wouldn't blocking these ...
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What is a robots.txt file and how can I use it

I want to use a robots.txt file for my website, which is currently displaying a 404 error when requesting it (e.g., https://www.example.com/robots.txt). How do I make one? There's no option to create ...
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How to restore google search results after a hack?

My client's website was hacked by a "pharma hack" which was a WORDPRESS website. Since then we reworked the website(design and logic) and it's a completely new website that is no longer ...
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Does a conversion reset the attribution in Google Analytics?

Using the Last Google Ads Click attribution model a sale is attributed to "Paid Search" if there was a valid ad click within the conversion window regardless of any other channel clicks that happened ...
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Google Analytics 4: How to find referring pages

In Google Analytics 4 is there a way to find internal referring pages. I have a Not Found page and I see there are way too many hits on the page, I would like to identify where they are coming from....
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Change of address tool couldn't fetch the page error

We migrated from https://example.org to https://example.com.It seems we have done all requirements mentioned here for using search console change of address tool but now it has passed 4 days from our ...
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Do I need AdSense for an ads.txt? [closed]

I have signed up to be a game publisher with various platforms, and they all require that I add information to an ads.txt file. When I looked it up, all the articles mention Google AdSense. I don’t ...
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How to organize category tree in my e-commerce for best SEO results? [closed]

My store sells just one type of product (e.g. Computers). What's the best way to organize the category tree? Should I include the main topic in order to permit my customers to browse all my products ...
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Sitemap URLs with different domains

I have a website build in Angular 8, which among other things has a blog section. I have a sitemap.xml file that contains all the pages except the blog. The blog is created on WordPress so in order to ...
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Undefined 404's not logging

Our custom 404 page sends us Emails to notify us of broken links. We've been lately getting emails with such a missing page: http://domain.com/undefined However, no log entries (IIS) exist on that ...
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Do 'alternative' domains negatively impact international SEO?

As far as I understand, if your website ends in e.g. .co.uk, it potentially makes you more likely to rank for searches made in the UK as this is a signal to google this website may be more relevant. ...
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Updated sitemap not read automatically by Google

Google is not reading my sitemap of my wordpress site automatically. The 'last date read' remains the same as the submitted date. I had updated the contents of my site a couple of weeks ago, and the ...
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IIS URL redirect but keeping the original domain name

I've been asked to sort out short URLs for some of our internal domains. So something like http://2D-DEV1 to point at http://my-server-name/APP_NAME/somemorestuff/thing.aspx The DNS for 2D-DEV1 points ...
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LocalBusiness Schema - difference between @id and @url

We include the localBusiness data across all pages on our ecommerce site. What values should be set for id and url on different pages e.g. example.com/about-us example.com/shop { "@...
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Will moving a PDF and Word Document library to a CMS negatively effect SEO on site redesign?

I'm redesigning a website built on an outdated platform, going from Asp.Net Web Forms to Gatsbyjs. The site has a PDF and Word Document library that is stored locally on the web host, so a link to a ...
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Spike in direct traffic - how to prevent bots

I am managing two Wordpress sites and have noticed significant spikes in direct traffic that cannot be attributed to any marketing campaign or expected increase in activity. The pattern is also ...
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Are there any shortcomings and/or risks using metadata in querystring?

I have a search page for our sites that carries out search depending on the values of the following parameters in the query string; q: search string cats: comma separated string matches products ...
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When I search for a 301 redirected domain Google shows a message from GoDaddy rather than following the 301 redirect

I have a domain name registered at Godaddy. I also have a website that I created at Google Sites. I forward the URL to go to the Google Site. I did this using the Godaddy Domain Manager Forwarding ...
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What is the affect of changing robots.txt file access permission?

I want to change access permission of robots.txt file to 403. Just my static ip can access directly not any one. This position is true? why some people do that? if it is true, What is the affect of ...
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Situation when the same page has different Statuses: Canonical and Canonicalised when crawled from the different countries

I am showing different content to the visitors from USA. All Americans seeing their content via https://example.com/?country=US while rest of the world seeing: https://example.com/ Everything works as ...
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Connection speed for a website from UK to Australia

I need to open a website only for Australian customers. The fact is that our provider's servers are all housed in the UK. What do you suggest is better? Leaving our website in the UK? Or buy a ...
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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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Does an XML sitemap need to have a .xml extension?

Im using a CMS that generates a sitemap automatically but without ".xml".IS this ok? Can we put this is our robots.txt: Sitemap: https://www.example.com/sitemap or must it be: Sitemap: https://www....
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How Important Are <main> Tags for SEO?

What do you think? Seems to me that adding <main></main> tags around your page content tells Google what content is most important and unique to this page. Google then knows to only look ...
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Does styling links in the same way as non-clickable text affect seo?

I have a web design where a elements looks exactly like p elements. Pages may have many links so I want the links to look similar to normal text for readability reasons. Does this affect SEO in any ...
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Fixing broken alt attributes and about SEO [closed]

One of my clientd asked freelancers to add alt attributes for SEO for his EC website. (His web site is like in 3rd page in google even I searched "TA-6632" with product ID :-) , although it ...
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Why has my GA Goal got four steps instead of three?

I set up a goal with a funnel on my website. The intended path is: Homepage to teacher page to contact page. Which is three steps. The setup looks like this: Which seems legit. But the funnel ...
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NVDA unable to review landmarks on a webpage

I have to fix up a website to make it more accessible. Someone said my webpage is missing the main landmark. To confirm this, he said to download NVDA software, open up the NVDA software, then ...
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Why does Google Page Experience show 0% Good URLs when most of the URLs have green scores in Pagespeed for FCP, LCP, FID etc.?

The website has around 300 URLs. There are no Mobile Usability Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Security Issues reported in the google search console. There are no Ad ...
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Can I force Bing to reindex our site?

Our website is ranking quite well (first page) on Google for quite a lot of keywords. However, our website is not on the first 10 pages of Bing for most of these keywords. I notice our Google ...
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How to change my website's map data image (maybe from knowledge graph) in the search results?

I'm trying to change the image shown in a website's SERP, when using Google. I installed the JSON-LD Knowledge Graph application script already. <script type="application/ld+json"> { ...
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hreflang and canonical tag for new country specific website - different base domain

I have a little different situation compared to most other questions which asks for hreflang and canonical tags for country specific version of websites. This is an SEO related question and I was ...
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Divorcing Subdomains from parent

I have a website xxx.example.com whose content is unrelated to www.example.com - My SEO person has provided evidence that xxx.example.com is causing a drop in SEO for www.example.com for keywords of ...
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[Google Search Console]: What might account for a same page having > 0% but < 100% of mobile search impressions having “good page experience”?

I have a site that has "99.9% URLs with a good page experience" (on mobile) and no issues with core web vitals, mobile usability, security, or HTTPS (all URLs pass on all fronts). This has ...
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Getting 'SORRY! If you are the owner of this website, please contact your hosting provider: webmaster@mydomain.org" [closed]

I received the credentials of an old website, thus I do not know much about it. However, whenever I open one of the pages, it gives me the following error: SORRY! If you are the owner of this website,...
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Does www and non-www suffer duplicate content penalty?

Do you know if I should use <link rel="canonical" tag, or 301 redirect from: http://example.com to http://www.example.com ...to avoid a duplicate content penalty in case other pages link to the ...
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How can my wordpress website appear on google? [duplicate]

I have created a wordpress site, It has a domain and it is hosted pantheonsite.io.... how can it appear on google when someone searches it?
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How to securely share a link to a video on my server

I've created a web system for daycares on which the educators can upload videos of the kids, and then share those videos with the parents. Currently the way I'm doing this is very simple. My system ...
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Auto redirect Cloudflare protected site to ifastnet.com by Using infinityfree hosting

My username and others detail of my id is shown below (Username epiz_27970030): I have bought one domain by the name of http://vip42.ir/ and I am trying to add this domain to the infinityfree account ...
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Can domain authority help very deep pages?

My website is a large one with lots of pages. There are several deep pages that human visitors can easily find by using on-site search. Humans and crawlers can reach these pages from the home page ...
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URL redirection for duplicate content

I have submitted a site to Google and a lot of pages which I was never aware of, got indexed. These are duplicate contents: Example: site.com/photos-menu/content/photos1/?start=210 site.com/photos-...
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IIS URL Rewrite http to https with multiple subfolder

How can I set the correct redirect for all subfolders? Is it happening to me at the moment that everything is working properly, but some that are not found, return to static. This is what my wwwroot ...

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