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Is Apache hosting better for a WordPress site? [closed]

I have a legacy (early 2000s) Windows IIS hosting package on a company that originally was for a static html site. I have since created a WordPress site on a subdomain of the old one. The problem is ...
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Can I Prevent Adsense Loading For GoogleBot?

I have been working on lots of performance updates to my site and I have gotten pretty much every page type to load in under 2 seconds. Most single post pages are coming in at around 1.5 seconds.When ...
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Are <p> tags important inside the <article> tag for SEO?

Since you can't put <h2> tags and lists and such inside <p> tags. How to go about creating articles with <h2> tags and lists. Can I replace the <p> tag with a <div>? Or ...
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Google Console Live Test shows me spammy html with Japanese characters

I believe my website was hacked. When I run a page through the google data structured testing tool, I get a spammy version of my page. The first thing I did was to restore the site from a backup from ...
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Would Google accept a text sitemap if the URL had a .php extension?

Google accepts a sitemap as .txt file with a list of URLs separated each by a newline. Would Google also allow the same text file format with a .php? Ie.mysitemap.php instead of mysitemap.txt?
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Conversion Tracking on 3rd party Website using Google Tag Manager

I have the following scenario: Website A contains product description and links to the booking website B where the user places his order. I need to track conversions placed on the website B and have ...
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Redirect hundreds of subdomains to the main domain with path forwarding, use .htaccess?

I want to redirect from a subdomain to domain along with URL path forwarding. Example: abc.example.com/products.html TO another.example/products.html The trailing URL should be preserved. We ...
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.htaccess, redirect all to bye.php, even with more slashes, with exception

I need, in .htaccess, redirect all behind domain, but even with more slashes and with slash or no slash at the end, but with one exception. For example example.com/all/sites/should/redirect/to/one/...
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WordPress Polylang plugin - how to properly setup Internal Links

I am using Polylang plugin for the WordPress Website. Primary language is English. Secondary language is Deutch. Home page, other pages and posts contains images and text links - which are ...
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Does “Last Painted Hero” time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings?

Does "Last Painted Hero" (LPH) time have an impact on SEO and search engine rankings? For instance, a 3rd party vendor decreased our LPH time from 16.200s to 1.200s. We're running a separate SEO ...
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How do shared hosting providers know you own a domain when you point the DNS to their server?

I recently set a server up on Digital Ocean. The process of pointing the domain to Digital Ocean name servers was as easy as updating them on the registrar's website, and just adding them to my server....
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Can organizations no longer be review authors to get Google stars rich snippets?

I've noticed in the last few months after Google restricted schema review stars in certain cases that another side effect seems to have happened: If a review "author" is marked up as an Organization,...
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Both Http & Https are showing in SERP [duplicate]

We migrated to Https in Jan 2018. We redirected(301) Http urls to Https. That redirection is working fine. But suddenly from November both URLs are coming in SERP. Please suggest how to get rid of ...
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Block/allow access to certain PHP pages

I have a number of PHP scripts that are meant to be included into other PHP scripts, but otherwise should not be directly accessible to anyone via a Web browser. How do I block people from accessing ...
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What is the best way to redirect from page to page for a multilingual site?

I have 5 language on my website example.com (main page on english) example.com/esp (Spanish) example.com/ger (Germany) example.com/ru (Russia) example.com/it (Italy) The question is what the ...
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Linking Structured Data Snippets

All content is generated via CMS widgets. As a result the article structured data is generated via a separate widget to the authors. Is there some way I could link the two snippets together? Example ...
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New competitor websites outrank me even though I have good DA, PA and write good content [duplicate]

My domain is quite old and it should be ranked better compared to the newcomers in my niche. I write good content than some top-ranked domains (they even have less DA and PA or Trust score). I design ...
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Consequences of adding more URL query parameters?

I'm developing a website to display data in a database. As I add features I find that I need more and more query parameters. Are there negative consequences in terms of site visibility, SEO, etc. if ...
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When does Squarespace renew TLS/x.509 certificates?

I have a website on Squarespace and the TLS certificate is set to expire in less than 24 hours. Issuer: C=US, O=Let's Encrypt, CN=Let's Encrypt Authority X3 Validity Not ...
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Do wordpress tags urls affect SEO? [duplicate]

Wordpress generates url for each tag. I read a discussion where someone says these urls are "not important" and they negatively affect SEO. Is this true?
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How does the base URL of a website show the contents of home.php?

My server only contains some files like home.php, this.php, that.php, etc. But when I type my website (example.com), how does it show the contents of example.com/home.php?
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Will lengthening our URLs change how Googlebot crawls our site?

Currently we are using URL fetched from main title of article (55 characters). We are planning to increase title of article up to 100 characters which tends to increase length of URL to 100+. Will ...
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Google Dynamic Search Ads (DSA) pull landing / exit page specific data from API

We build a tool which links onsite visitor data and google Ads data. For the non-DSA ads we get specific information which we can link to the unique visitor. FOr some reason google Ads seem to only ...
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Understanding external vs. self referrals to landing pages in GA

I'm trying to get an understanding of how many visits to landing pages (e.g. /) are coming from external referrers (e.g. Google/other search engines, direct) vs. self referrers (people clicking links ...
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Data on Google Analytics reports for “pages” doesn't match the report for “page titles”

I am curious as to what would cause the data for Pages to report differently than Page Titles, in theory, shouldn't they be the same? For instance, using the month of October, under "Pages" and ...
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cPanel powered site is not accessible via IP address by my reverse proxy (it gives a 404 error)

I'm paying for a hosting service which uses cPanel, and a domain name. Originally, my domain name pointed straight to the hosting service (as is the default). A new layer I'm adding is a reverse ...
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Google Search Console and Sitemap set-up for a website subfolder

I'm managing a website https://www.example.com/ and I've just launched a new website https://www.example.com/talkabout (so with a subfolder). I've already set up a GSC account, sitemaps (html and ...
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The property “eventSchedule” is not recognized by Google for an object of type Event

I used the below code for event scheduling of my event. But it prompts the below error in Google's Structured Data Testing Tool. The property "eventSchedule" is not recognized by Google for an ...
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Podcast RSS feed on blog homepage?

I've had a self-hosted Wordpress blog for three years, with two feeds coming from the homepage, RSS content, and RSS comments. Last month I launched a podcast, hosted by Pippa which provides a website ...
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On Bing Webmaster Tools, how do I move a site from http to https without losing webmaster data?

I'm being asked to move the site to https from http under Bing Webmaster Tools. The site has been https for a long time with 301 redirects already in place. In Google, we have both URLs but in Bing ...
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Page cannot be reached in Google Rich snippet test

When i test my webpage in google rich test, it say page cannot be reached. My website is on shopify so i guess there should be no issue from server side. I need your help please... I cannot figure out ...
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Purchasing a domain directly from the owner shortly before a renewal date

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. How relevant is it that domain registration expires in 7 weeks? Should I expect a renewal fee even if I purchase before? If so, which ...
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An old page is ranking for a keyword, but I'd prefer my new page to rank

I recently created a page on my website with compelling content and proper SEO. Now, about 10 days later, I realize that I had another page targeting the same keyword that is a few years old. The old ...
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What should I check when buying a used domain in order to reduce the risk of buying domain with a bad history

I am about to purchase a .com domain directly from its owner. Domain is 20yrs old. Domain is not used for anything in particular, just a few ads on it. Not able to track backlinks as looks like ...
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Hide Hubspot chat in some pages using Google Tag Manager

I have integrated the HubSpot chat function in our website using GTM. It works all fine. The issue here is that I want the chat to be hidden on our checkout page(due to some reason). Here's how I ...
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Goals in Bing Ads are not exactly sourced from running Bing Ads? Could it be from running Google Ads?

I have been running Google ads for a few months now where I track the conversion goals using tags. Now, I'm experimenting with Bing Ads and I have enabled tagging + conversion goals. I have got a ...
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A/B Testing Keyword variations on same root domain

Is it possible to A/B test keyword variations on the same root domain and see meaningful statistics for search console, or would google treat it as duplicate content and always show one over the other?...
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Redirect root domain to path

Searched all questions by redirect keyword (e.g. 1, 2) but none of them fit my case. I want to redirect my domain (www.example.com) to another (sub-)domain including path and query if possible: www....
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Are multiple “How To” Schema's supported through JSON + LD

I am currently trying to implement multiple How To schema types to a single page but keep receiving an error (Missing '}' or object member name) when trying to validate my code. Is this possible? ...
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Not able to submit a sitemap in the Search Console

I run a few sites and one client mentioned that their web traffic has gone down and that their home page is no longer listed on Google. The site has been running for 10 years with no issues. I ...
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How to get site link image to show up reliably when posting to social sites?

I hope this is the right kind of question for this forum. I have seen this post but it didn't help or I didn't understand it well enough. I'm trying to have the feature so that when a link (to a ...
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Emails marked as spam [duplicate]

Emails from my forum are being marked as spam in Gmail and possibly other emails. In particular Gmail is warning me that the email is not secured, and displays a "security: No encryption " warning ...
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Google has more than 500k cached indexes of my ex website. How can I remove them? [duplicate]

My client's ex website was full of copy-pasted news and the website's reputation was 0. Also, he wanted to get rid of Wordpress, so we re-developed his website and did not use old data. But Google's ...
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Which Schema.org hierarchy should I use for my page?

I have a website with all handy tools, for example, Random Word Generator, Separate a list, etc. Now I want to boost my SEO and one of the things I want to add is Schema.org markup. So I've taken a ...
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How do I change NS records to my web host without breaking already set up email functionality with another host?

I bought 2 domains managed by Google Domains, the .CA and the .COM versions. Let's call them example.ca and example.com I purchased GSuite for business for this domain and created a personal email, ...
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Wordpress with Ecommerce Software on Subdomain

I've just finished building a wordpress site for the company I work for. The original plan was to build out the store with woocommerce. However we have over 11,000 products and orders need to work ...
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Can alternate URLs for hreflinks be in different XML sitemap files when using <xml:link rel=“alternate”

Regarding the XML sitemaps (that use alternative languages), in this page it is specified the following: Common Mistakes Here are the most common mistakes with hreflang usage: Missing ...
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Ask Google to remove thousands of pages from its index after cleaning up from hacked site

I've had my website hacked. I have cleaned it and searched google site:example.com and made a list of all the results. Removed the actual links that are OK and made a list of the ones in the format of ...
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SEO best practices for domains in multiple languages [duplicate]

I have a domain https://www.understandmydreams.com (online dream interpreter) and I wish to expand the service to more languages. The content will be different in each language, not just simple ...
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Why is there an audience user count mismatch between firebase and google ads?

I linked my google ads account to firebase in order to use firebase audience in google ads. I can see 2 default audiences: Purchasers and All users. But for some reason in Google Ads' Audience Manager ...

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