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Should I put rel="nofollow" on author link?

The seo experts told us to put rel="nofollow" to all external links. Trying to massage PR (for want of a better term) in this way sounds like a very outdated concept to me. Is e-Commerce any ...
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Remove ads from embedded videos (uploaded by me)

Fixed now - for anyone else with a similar issue - the problem was that there was a copyright claim on the video. This means Google will display ads regardless of your settings (so it seems), and I ...
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Google Ads targeting my already long term customers. How to fix this?

Its a waste to show my already existing customers my company ads. It isn't, but we won't address using remarketing to drive referrals, reviews and upsells in in this question. To combat segmenting ...
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Should I publish an empty ads.txt file for a site that does not run any ads?

Ads.txt has zero to do with SEO or even UX. It is specific to programmatic advertising. It might be of interest if your websites display ads that are purchased on real time bidding (RTB) exchanges. ...
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Webmaster Tools: Mobile Usability Warnings - How to deal with adverts?

A responsive layout will also benefit your advertisers so they should be behind you on this. the largest being 728x90 This should obviously be 100% width on a small screen (and possibly the same ...
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How to use Schema.org for Adverts on a website - WPAdBlock

Yes, your use of Microdata and schema.org is correct. Instead of div, you might want consider using the sectioning element aside: The element can be used for […] advertising, […] That way the ...
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High impression but no reveue

You have no revenue because you have zero clicks. Like many ad networks, Chitika pays only for valid clicks. They don't pay per impression. To get revenue, a user that sees the ad has to click on ...
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Is it good impression to put ads on a professional blog?

I think you're going to find opinions supporting both sides on this situation. One group will say that it is unprofessional because all you're trying to do is lure people in with second-hand ...
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Should I publish an empty ads.txt file for a site that does not run any ads?

Yes. According to version 1.0.2 of the ads.txt specification: 3.2.1 FILES WITHOUT AUTHORIZED ADVERTISING SYSTEM RECORDS Some publishers may choose to not authorize any advertising system by ...
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Local Campaign Strategy - Core Towns vs Extended Service Area

Campaign 1: Core Towns Primary campaign with most of your budget that is your primary focus. Target the geographic area that all towns cover Targeting config: Reach people in, regularly in, or who’ve ...
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Are Adsense ads allowed to not be initially visible?

You are not allowed to request an ad to AdSense and to not display it. In order words, if you load the ad when the user clicks on the side bar, this might be ok. But, preloading is not ok, since ...
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Are Adsense ads allowed to not be initially visible?

Take a look at this page. Search for 'Ad placement'. It says: Google ads, search boxes or search results may not be: Displayed in pop-ups or pop-unders. I'm not sure if sidebar that is being ...
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High impression but no reveue

Stephen Ostermiller is correct. But I would like to add this for your understanding. Clicks on ads depend highly upon the relevance of the ad to the interest of the user. This is a difficult thing to ...
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Can I reposition AdSense ads with Javascript (for responsive purposes)?

I think @media-queries are simpler. You load the two ad units and under 768px you hide one and show the other. This is valid. The solution you are using is good but as you insert the new ad unit ...
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Do sites without ads perform better in Google search results?

Google will penalize pages with an excessive number of ads but you can have up to three ad blocks with no penalty (based on AdSense policy). As for page load it does effect pagerank but not a ...
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Is it legal to mention some affiliate companies as our sponsors in website?

It usually depends on the country and the company's requirement/agreement for disclosing the relationship. For example in the US, the FTC requires clear and conspicuous disclosures for affiliate ...
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Can buying ads improve the SEO of the my page?

Anything that increases your web presence is likely to positively impact your SEO. Ads increase your brand awareness. If these ads causes users to share your content on social media, organically link ...
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Rejected by Google Adsense for weapon related content but my site should be allowed because it is about video game guns, not real ones

Just some ideas to consider: You only use the word "video" once. You use the word "game" twice. Switching the focus from guns to game (or "gaming guns") might help to achieve your goal. You could ...
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Does the presence of a flash banner on a site inherently create a vulnerability on the site?

As an end user, the simple answer to this is "just don't allow the banner to run." The term "banner" suggests to me that the applet is nonessential, i.e. blocking it wouldn't prevent the page from ...
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What would happen to my website if I don't install consent for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)?

Most likely nothing will happen - it us highly unlikely they could sue you (you are outside their jurisdiction) and those jurisdictions are not designed to block the Internet - and have bigger ...
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Is a statement near AdSense ads saying "sorry about the ads" against policy?

Here are the relevant sections of the AdSense policy: Misleading labels Directly or indirectly encouraging users to click Google ads is not permitted by our program policies. For instance, ...
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Why does AdSense require sufficient content?

AdSense has a full set of content guidelines that you site must adhere to: Sites with Google ads may not include or link to: Pornography, adult or mature content Violent content Hate ...
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AdSense: Will Google ban me if I list "No ads" as a reason to sign up at my site?

I doubt that you would be in any trouble for offering an ad-free site for users who subscribe or log in. This is fairly common. Deciding to not show ads at all is at your discretion. Google's AdSense ...
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How to smartly optimize ads on website

Probably AB testing AB test your pages by showing different ads to different groups of users, record and track the best variations to optimize your CTAs
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Can I show a user an ad based on third-party cookies on their web browser?

You cannot read cookies from other sites on your site, so you would have no way of doing this with generic cookies set on some other 3rd party domain. It would be technically possible if both your ...
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Webmaster Tools: Mobile Usability Warnings - How to deal with adverts?

Google allows three different mobile configurations: Responsive web design Dynamic serving Separate URLs Although there are many advantages to responsive, Google allows any of the three. You have ...
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Should I put rel="nofollow" on author link?

Nofollow is a value that can be assigned to the rel attribute of an HTML a element to instruct some search engines that the hyperlink should not influence the ranking of the link's target in the ...
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How to cancel an accidental AdSense click with Google?

There is nothing you need to do. At the end of the billing cycle they will take it out based on their own criteria. See example below: Its the line item called "Invalid Traffic" that I highlighted in ...
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Are multiple pop-under advertisements from different ad networks possible to use on a single site?

It would depend entirely on the ad networks themselves. They may have restrictions against this very behavior in their terms of service. Also the scripts they use to load the ads could very well ...
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When applying to Google AdSense, is it OK to have existing ads already on the site?

I've used adsense before and they don't require that they become your only source of ads. Having said that, you still have to follow their content rules and that includes ads. If you have content ...
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