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Are there specific advantages or disadvantages of an XML sitemap over a TXT based sitemap?

Are there any specific advantages or disadvantages in generating an XML based sitemap in place of a simple txt based sitemap (list of URLs)? I realize that in the XML format I can set priority and ...
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Encouraging self-canonical on international websites with legitimate duplicate content

We are selling the same products on several websites having country-specific domain names. The website template is always the same, and the content language normally differs based on country, except ...
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Is stuffing keywords into the bottom of my page going to hurt my SEO or help my site rank for those keywords?

I trying to get most visitors in least effort and least money. Does spamming on site like this improves search results I see lots of site use that get boosted in very high in results the drop on ...
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What do you do when you find out some one has created hundreds of low quality backlinks to your website?

For the last couple of months, I noticed that the backlinks to a website I manage as reported by https://semrush.com increased by more than 800. When I checked, I found that there were hundreds of new ...
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Performance Test Website from China [closed]

I am looking for ways to performance test our website from various locations in China. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on how do this? I've come across a few basic sites that do basic tests,...
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Cloudflare not redirecting to HTTPS

I set it up, and set "Automatic HTTPS Rewrites" to "ON", BUT this still not redirecting me to the https by default when the page is requested via http... accessing the page manually by putting https ...
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Tracking alternatives within goal funnels

I honestly have no idea how to phrase this better. I need to take a regular goal funnel tracking and make it report on a few alternatives within one of the steps. Here's an example: back button ...
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How to whitelist a client by user-agent (or other HTTP header) in Cloudflare?

I am in a partnership with the operator of some website, which we'll call example.com. Part this partnership involves using a third-party scraping service to crawl and process the contents of example....
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Is it no longer possible to report on conversion rates per channel in GA4?

I've been doing a ton of research on Google Analytics v4 and the biggest hurdle I have is that I cannot find how to simply report on the conversion rate for any default channel grouping (or campaign, ...
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Screaming Frog reports internal links are unsafe cross-origin

I've just run a Screaming Frog spider against a client's website and it has returned 370 links that are Unsafe Cross-Origin Links. However when I have investigated the links they don't match the ...
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Duplicate content and the HREFLang Attribute

If you have example.com written in British English and then an HREFLang alternate of example.com/en-gb/, so both pages have exactly the same copy in the same language. With the correct technical set ...
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New to backlinks and SEO in general. I wanted to ask if there is possibly a way to backlink easier? Thanks [closed]

Very New to SEO, just started working a few months back and not feeling like I'm getting backlinks done efficiently. I am blogging on multiple sites but that eats away at time. Is there a way to ...
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Should API urls be disallowed in robots.text on SPAs

I have a single page app that I want google to index. However, I can see from the search console that Google also crawls /api/* urls. Search console does not tell wether google bot calls them directly ...
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SEO impact of an invisible text over a carousel

I am currently working on a Joomla website using SPPageBuilder and I decided to use a carousel to display multiple images of a product. However, I cannot add "alt" attributes over a carousel ...
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Why is my US Google rank so low in countries other than the UK?

My rank in Google in the UK is now 12. Which compared to the 18-20 it has been for years is much nicer. However this is only for the UK - I asked a few people on Facebook who reside in the US to do ...
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Web hosting providers and performance

Is there a way that we can measure performance for a host provider? If so, I would like to start this post as a wiki for everyone to chime in regarding their hosting provider. (I want to change but ...
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*Example* Is this the correct use of hreflang & canonical reference

Not to pick on Xero, but I'm wondering if this is a good example of hreflang & canonical use. https://www.xero.com/uk/resources/small-business-guides/ https://www.xero.com/nz/resources/small-...
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WHM and Domain name provider custom name server setup

I have a domain address registered on Google. (For ex. www.examp.tld ) I have a Reseller Hosting on www.examp.tld. I have Dedicated IP address for my own WHM. What I want to do is set the custom name ...
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Can google adsense ever generate pop-over adverts?

I've had adsense on a portion of my website pages for many years, in a 728x90 banner slot. I've not changed any code relating to it recently. Suddenly, as of a few days ago, I get occasional pop-...
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How to create metrics of specific events in Google Analytics or Data Studio?

On my site, I am firing an event when the user lands on a specific URL. I'm firing another event when the user clicks on a button on that specific page. When I go to Analytics, I can see the Total ...
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How to remove Discourse forum safely from the internet to prevent SEO or Google problems in the main site?

I have a Discourse forum that hasn't really taken off, so I want to remove it from the internet. The problem is that it's a subdomain from the main website. So, my question is how to can remove it ...
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Google Lighthouse Contrast Ratio - bad contrast ratio but it's not

I have a site where chrome dev tools light house is saying stuff does not have a sufficient contrast ratio: Steps: Go to https://curtainrodclub.net/product/architrac-94001-overlap-master-left/ Open ...
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How can I avoid a too small h-bar (ℏ) showing in Firexfox?

On the page https://www.motionmountain.net/bet.html the character h-bar (ℏ) is much smaller than an h, and hard to read. This happens only with Firefox (version 87.0, on OSX), not with Opera, Chrome ...
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When the site changes to use `www` does the XML sitemap need to be resubmitted via Google Search Console?

My website's sitemap was previously submitted to Google Search Console without www. Now I asked the domain provider to change my domain URL include www. Do I need to resubmit the website URL in my ...
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Is a Self-XSS Warning after preview of a website dangerous? [closed]

I downloaded a repo from a random GitHub, edited it on Visual Code Studio a number of times and previewed the changes in Chrome. It all looked normal until one time after running the preview, I got a ...
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How can you set up certificates for clients to use in to log into a webpage in comparison to a username and password? [duplicate]

I've relatively new here and in the website world. I recently saw that some webpages (eg. some banks) use certificates for logging in. An example of what I'm looking for is here - http://poczta....
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What causes double slashes in url path?

I have a lot of problem with Google search, because it (stochastically) finds many duplicates in the form of http://www.example.com/path/filename.html http://www.example.com/path//filename.html I ...
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Implicitly allow requests in IIS from valid hostname [migrated]

I have a few publicly accessible IIS servers and sites (personal and corporate), these hosts have own domains/subdomains, and all legit access to these https sites happen through domains. Almost all ...
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Extract organization from GA, old job

Attempting to use google analytics for a personal project and having issues.. I have a Google Analytics account that's using my personal gmail account. It was given access to a certain "...
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Why do The sites keep translating to Korean? [closed]

I've come across a problem in which sites (not all) keep getting translated to Korean, which I don't understand/speak. The problem is, I have Germany and German as all my regional and language ...
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AdSense AMP - 5k page views and 0 impressions [closed]

I have an AMP version of my website, Normal auto ads code installed on the normal version of the website, The ads are showing on the normal version whether on desktop or mobile. AMP auto ads installed ...
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SEO - very low Domain Authority

I've a website for about 10 years ... we're a team developing websites .... we've been on the first page on google for the keywords we wanted but it has been 40 days that we moved to page 2 on google ...
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RewriteRule not working on new host for URLs containing a directory powered by a PHP file with the same base name

I just moved from a dedicated server to a shared server to save money, but now my htaccess file doesn't work. I think its 1and1, but I'm not 100% sure. What the heck is wrong? Any ideas? The single ...
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How list in sitemap an image that's hosted by a NOINDEX page?

I have an image on my site that I want listed in Google. So I've tried to include it in my sitemap so Google can easily be aware of it. It's hosted inside a page that's marked NOINDEX (the page is ...
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Two listings on Google Maps/Business with a single website

A single person runs a business with two very distinct offerings. They would like to present these under the same domain name, but they've already created two different Google business listings. The ...
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.htaccess script working in Chrome/Safari but not in Firefox

Purpose of the script is to allow traffic only if referred to from a link / php script on the website itself. Direct access to link should not be allowed. Referral from 3rd party website should also ...
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How to fix Mobile Usability Issues (page resources are not loaded) in Google Search Console

Our website is responsive but it is showing the below mobile usability issues at Google search console. Content wider than screen Clickable elements too close together Text too small to read When we ...
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How to Find Low Competition Keywords for Merch T-shirt? [closed]

I do custom T-shirt designs for POD platforms like Merch by Amazon, teespring, etc... I'm looking for a strategy to find low competition keywords (preferably, KGR keywords) in low competition/ ...
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Internal g suite email issues using a new tld

I'm having issues with our G Suite email services since we switched from .com to .fun. I found articles from Google about new TLD's being ok for search but nothing about using that tld for an email ...
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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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How to solve core web vital in search console? [closed]

I have multi domain website. My problem is that LCP issues in search console one of my client's website. I added lighhouse extension on google chrome and generated report through lighhouse. I have ...
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Difference between Wordpress and Webflow

In regards to blogging, what is the difference between WordPress and Webflow? According to Wikipedia, WordPress is a content mangement system (CMS) and Webflow is a "software as a service for ...
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How Wix use simplified chinese not traditional chinese

I've tried to change language to chinese but system use traditional chinese not simplified chinese like below photo Wix Chat : 我們會盡快回復 should be translated to 我们会尽快回复 技術支援 should be translated to ...
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Where can I find a list of all Notices of DMCA removal from Google Search?

We received some emails from google about DMCA removal from Google search results notice. Google has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that ...
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Which property should I use in Google SearchConsole

From my point of view is redundant to add all versions of a website URL like: example.com www.example.com http://www.example.com http://example.com https://www.example.com https://example.com My ...
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How to deal with minification

Sorry for such a noob question, I just started learning web development. But I am confuse on how do you handle minification on JS and CSS. For example you minify your JS, CSS files for release but ...
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Make Google Domains force use SSL [closed]

I have a Google Domains website and I want all requests to http://example.com to redirect to https://example.com. I believe that Cloudflare has this feature, but I am looking for something ...
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Make website work in IE compatibility mode

My newly developed website works well in all browsers except IE's compatibility mode. I have researched and found a number of stack-overflow answers which refer to:- <meta http-equiv="x-ua-...
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Safe way to block unwanted bots without potential impact on good ones

Currently, I have blocked several bots in htaccess (apache 2.4) like this. (Have used imaginary bot names in the below example.) SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent .*abcbot.* bad_bot SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent ....
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How to exclude subdomains from crawls with a twist [closed]

We have two sites on one domain. One is on the root domain of www.mydomain.com (with and without www) and the other under business.mydomain.com. The first site is on Shopify which means no access to ....

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