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Automatic reauthenticate at oauth2 endpoint

I am currently (ab)using an oauth2 endpoint of an API to enable users of the API to login to my site (using response_type=code). I do not save refresh tokens or even access_token as that oauth2 ...
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Migrate Blogger Atom feed to self hosted blog

I have a blog running on blogger using my own domain (lets say www.example.com). The standard blogger Atom feed is available at www.example.com/feeds/posts/default Now I want to migrate my blog to a ...
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How does proxy work in Virtualmin, and can I forward whatever.domain.example to an internal ip address with a different port?

In Virtualmin, I've read that you can set up a proxy website under a subdomain. All traffic on port 80 hits Apache where there are multiple virtual servers sharing the internal server IP. I have a ...
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How can I test that a webapp is available to users in China?

Does anyone know what the best (quickest) way to test whether a small webapp is viewable inside China? We've already tested with a small but varied group but we're looking to extend our testing ...
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How to handle duplicate DKIM selectors?

Background When using third party tools which send mails from your domain, you often need to setup DKIM records with selectors defined by the third party. E.g. for MailChimp you're asked to setup: ...
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Does a <link rel="stylesheet">` with a non-matching media value download sync or async, render-blocking or non-render-blocking?

I'm looking for an authoritative reference with regard to whether <link rel="stylesheet"> with a non-matching media attribute value downloads synchronously or render-blocking or ...
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How do search engines treat spaces that are not U+20?

Introduction A problem with writing HTML pages for agglutinative languages, is that search engines generally work poorly when trying to parse them. Often-times, searches with correctly written ...
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Chrome incorrectly marking our domain without a hyphen as deceptive when we own and use both versions

Chrome has a fairly new "lookalike URL" or "typo squatting" detection feature. The aim is to warn users if they are accidentally going to the wrong URL. We own two sites (made up ...
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How to handle AdSense ads on an SPA - single page app?

I have an SPA (single page app) that I'll display AdSense ads on it. The main reason I've designed as an SPA, is because I do not want users to refresh the page in order to see different content. All ...
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Search Console: Server Connectivity Error - Connect Timeout

Over the last 4 days server connectivity errors have started to pop up in my Search Console. Specifically, it is the connection timeout error. I have been talking to my hosting provider and they ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't enable .htaccess

I'm developing a website local and just switched from Windows to Ubuntu 16.04 - Sadly my .htaccess doesn't seems to work since rewrite rules don't apply and sources can't be found. I activated: sudo ...
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Fetch as google Content-length: 0 when using IIS with active request routing (ARR)

I'm very new to this and just had a new issue dropped on my desk which I could use help with. Basically all requests for domain name www.example.com are routed through an IIS with active request ...
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How to display an HREF PDF in an object element in Chrome?

I am having an issue with viewing a PDF in an object element in Chrome. The initial PDF loads, but when I go to a different HTML, then HREF, it will not display. I 'think' I am getting the following ...
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Using Nginx to rewrite a friendly URL to index.php handler gives 404 errors

I am having some issues getting the below to work the way I expect. What I am trying to do is take a url like https://example.com/TOPIC/courses/details/143911 but have it sent to php with the URI ...
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Problem using mod_deflate with ProxyPass

Using Apache 2.0 (2.0.53) on a particular legacy system, enabling mod_deflate causes directly-served content to be gzip-encoded just fine. However, and this is my problem, content proxied from another ...
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Working around Flutter's Lack of SEO Support

I wanted to familiarize myself with Flutter, and began working on a webapp in Flutter Web and have completed a fair amount of work in the language at this point. It wasn't until very recently that I ...
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How to add node modules to cPanel

I am new to web hosting. I am currently hosting my website on Morse Host. My website has a menu screen that requires node modules. Uploading them from my computer will take a really long time. Is ...
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“See Index Coverage” link from sitemap not working in Google Search Console

Why is my “See Index Coverage” button is disabled? I created the property 2 months ago and also submitted sitemap then. I still can't see my index coverage for the sitemaps I submitted.
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How to disable vBulletin birthday emails?

Another year, another inbox full of birthday messages from random vBulletin forums I signed up for once and have not visited in years: Happy Birthday from FORUM_NAME Forums Hello USER_NAME, We at ...
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Why do external links on Google Search Console vary so much from month to month

I keep an eye on external links to my website that google reports in its webmaster dashboard for my blog (technical tipps). According to that dashboard, my website has a wildly varying number of ...
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Google Search Console “Mobile Usability issues” but live test shows “Page is mobile friendly”

Looking into a customers site that has been having issues with Mobile Usability issues in the google search console. Specific issues are: Clickable elements too close together Text too small to read ...
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Can I use a reverse proxy service to route web requests to some other port than 80 on my home server to avoid breaking my ISP's ToS?

Is there a way to route all requests thru a proxy service, like Amazon Gateway, to specific ports on my home internet? This will increase security at my home and will allow me to operate with the ...
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Shrinking site's size by removing pages from sitemap and from internal links

We are an eCommerce site with about 50,000 pages. We decided to focus on about 2,000 so google will crawl our site better. We planning to remove 48,000 pages from the sitemaps and from the site links, ...
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How to stop Google translation on a link?

I use Mailchimp for campaigns. They have a feature where a person that receives the email can click the email in a web browser and translate to another language. The issue is the links in the email ...
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What does `gtag('js', new Date());` do in snippet proviced by gtag.js

quotation from https://developers.google.com/gtagjs/reference/api gtag(<command>, <command parameters>); <command> is one of three gtag commands: config, set, or event. but snippet ...
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“prev. next.” text in Google search results meta description

Strange things happend when I check my website in Google search results. I'm using Wordpress and Yoast SEO plugin. Meta description of site was typed in Yoast SEO plugin so everything is fine but at ...
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Google Mobile Friendly Test doesn't download css/js/images reliably (cloudfront + ALB)

I use CloudFront and ALB with AWS and my site always looks good from mobile, desktop and tablet browsers. But in the Google mobile-friendly tool, it often doesn't have random images, css, and ...
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Redirecting www and non www to HTTPS on blogger

I have a blog on Blogger and have activated HTTPS. This link works: https://www.example.com But this does not: https://example.com/ Is there a solution to this problem?
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Header to describe available `content-type` responses?

It's a little cumbersome to scrape through the HTTP RFC for this particular question, so I'm hoping someone can help me short-circuit an answer: Does the HTTP spec contain functionality for a server ...
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AdSense causing cross-origin read blocking (CORB) warnings in Chrome console log

I have 1 ad unit and 2 link units of several pages of my site. On these pages, the loading of ads is good. However, when viewing console log in chrome (F12), I am seeing CORB warnings. Interestingly ...
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Responding other 'Content-Type' different from 'Accept' list

As all you know (else follow this question) the requesting Accept header allows client to specify the expected MIME types for response content. But my case is: client indicates an Accept of type ...
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Is it necessary to block googlebot and googlebot-video to block video crawl?

We have problem with declining CTR caused by unwanted video snippet on SERP. Therefore we have taken measure to block the Googlebot from crawling our video file. User-Agent: Googlebot Disallow: /*....
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Increase in self-referrals in Google Analytics since implementation of CDN

Since the implementation of a CDN, my self-referrals have gone from being non-existent to thousands per day, the referral report in analytics with full referrer as a secondary dimension show that the ...
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Migrating Wordpress to Hugo (or generic markdown)

I have a blog which I want to migrate from Wordpress to Hugo. The problem is that the blog has a lot of posts which contain code examples, including HTML code. I'm using Codecolorer as Wordpress ...
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Does Google pick and choose which rich snippets to display on their search results?

For example, if my website's listings properly display the breadcrumbs rich snippet, but do not show the aggregate star rating rich snippet, should I assume it is something in the structure or is ...
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How do I prevent keyword cannibalization with href lang tag?

I'm afraid that "keyword cannibalization" takes place when for example I have the following two pages on my site: /en/shoe and /en-us/shoe. Can I assume with absolute certainty that Google's ...
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Does DMARC Add Value Beyond Reports?

I set up an email about 1 year ago with Google Suite, in the process I came under the impression that I should set up DMARC. So I did, but now, I'm trying to clean up my inbox and wonder if DMARC is ...
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Instruct Adsense where to place automatic ads

I have Adsense with auto-optimize enabled. It places ads all over my pages, sometimes 2 stacked right on top of each other, which is really obnoxious. It also places them in the middle of a piece of ...
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Block certain namespace webpages for anonymous users (non registered users)

For each general audience webpage (i.e. any main-namespace page such as an article page or Category: page), the MediaWiki content management system creates about 10 or 100 or 1,000 if not more ...
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How to configure phpMyAdmin settings on Virtualmin VS creation

I am having an issue with Virtualmin, I can create virtual servers and create databases fine, although when I access phpMyAdmin, it only shows one database, no matter how many I add. I found some ...
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If Google fail to show updated titles from sites for a particular search, is it likely to be less competitive for me to rank?

So noticing I clicked a page and got redirected to a different URL from the Google search result, where the search term is what I'm currently trying to jump in to the ranking, I'm wondering that is ...
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CSS & Image Files Are Blocked by Googlebot after Rendering

When rendering my website in Mobile-Friendly Test, I saw that my sites' CSS + Images are blocked. See This Screenshot See This Screenshot The site is built on Elementor, there isn't a cache plugin. I ...
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Point a domain (example.com) to subdomain (example.xyz.com) with Route53

I'm looking to point my root-level domain; example.com to a subdomain sub.xyz.example. The goal is that users visiting example.com should have all content loaded from sub.xyz.example; without any ...
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Weird increase of url visited reported in Google Analytics

Oddly, there has been lately a very significant increase of 404 errors detected in Google Console Insights for some website I run. I checked Google Analytics for that website: the URLs that give the ...
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Are orphan pages on a job board an SEO problem?

Working on a website that also has a job board, and over 4000 active job ads. All of these ads are listed on a single "job board" page, and not linked to from anywhere else. Both Ahrefs and ...
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Does Google PageSpeed Insight tool use the same results as Lighthouse with my computer or a remote test?

For the Google PageSpeed Insight tool: LAB Data in Google Speed Insight results are same like Lighthouse results in my chrome browser? Do they use same formula? LAB Data in Google Speed Insight - ...
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Access DirectAdmin virtual host without domain name

I just created a new domain name in DirectAdmin 1.63 but due to some administrative reasons I can't change the domain DNS yet to point to my DirectAdmin server. The website location is /home/admin/...
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How to detect if a browser has English spellcheck enabled?

I'm building a language learning app and there are some input fields (using CKEditor 5) where users can input English text. CKEditor 5 has spellcheck plugins, but I am trying to keep my website as ...
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Prevent crawling of mobile site will impact the actual's site ranking or indexing?

We have a responsive mobile-first indexing site in place. Unfortunately, the m.example.com - mobile version is also there and it ranks for certain keywords. We don't want to have such a separate m....
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What could cause a huge drop-off in traffic from two specific countries? (Germany and US)

We launched a new website in March this year and site traffic has been fairly consistent, however, since the beginning of September I noticed a huge drop off in traffic, all of which seems to be ...
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