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How do I make my site compatible with Firefox's Reader View feature

Firefox's readerview Microsoft's Read later thing Chrome's Readability Evernote's Clearly Safari's Reading List All of these have one thing in common.. they need text and they need properly ...
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When does Google use article published date vs article modified date in SERP?

Historically, Google said they ignored structured data which was not used to markup visible content. Because your snippet shows both date published and date updated as visible on-page content but the ...
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Personal blog vs Medium

The Correct Answer is...Both? Everything should start on your website. So you should definitely create that. The advantage here is that you're creating your own place with a domain that is associated ...
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Should I exchange articles for back links with a website exchanging articles with sites unrelated to mine?

I expect this will generate some diverse opinion here, but as you ask "is it safe", the answer is no. It is my experience that Google appears to look for context between sites/pages, and if ...
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Is WebPage or Article correct for in-depth guides?

WebPage vs. Article Article would contain data about the actual (main) content, while WebPage would contain data about the whole page and everything on it (e.g., the site navigation/footer etc.). So ...
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How do I make my site compatible with Firefox's Reader View feature

Check source code for Firefox: https://searchfox.org/mozilla-release/source/toolkit/components/reader/Readability.js * grabArticle - Using a variety of metrics (content score, classname, element ...
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Can dateModified be unset on a Schema.org Article, if so when should it be set for the first time?

dateModified always has a potential value (there's always something you could set) and can be equal to or later than dateCreated. ‘Creating is modifying’ and a good example of this is the filesystem ...
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Will Google punish me if I import a story from my own blog to content sharing sites such as Medium.com?

When Google finds two pages on different sites with the same content, it usually picks just one of them to include in the index. It usually picks the one that it considers the most authoritative. ...
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Does increasing or deacreasing content length impact SEO?

SEO and the impact that any work has is not about length. Sure bloggers have echoed that blog posts should only be about 300-350 words, then 500, and so on. At one point, search engines rewarded blog ...
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Is there differences between deleting low quality articles vs no-indexing low quality articles SEO wise?

You can take either path here. What matters is how you go about it. Let's say you decide to delete those articles. That should be fine. Just make sure you 301 redirect those URL's to something better ...
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How to implement LiveBlogPosting schema?

You need to contact Google first (Click Express Interest Button at the end of article), to get approval, because fake news sites are everywhere. And if anybody just add live blog schema and Google ...
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Should a separate link or a single link be given to the image and text?

With the single link option search engines will treat the image's ALT text as if it is the anchor text of a traditional link. Ex: <a href="url">This is Anchor Text</a> Possible ...
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html5 - <figure> element position importance

Imagine you have a camera manual printed on paper. You can have a diagram of all elements on page 1, this diagram is figure no. 1. On page 16 you can write "look at figure No. 1" This implies that ...
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Article over multiple pages with "see whole article" link

I don’t think that it’s a good practice to paginate articles (unless they are so long that it would affect the performance in the browser), because having exactly one canonical URL is preferable for ...
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How do I make my site compatible with Firefox's Reader View feature

You need at least one <p> tag around the text, you want to see in Reader View and at least 516 characters in 7 words inside the text.
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Should I exchange articles for back links with a website exchanging articles with sites unrelated to mine?

It would be best if you share with related niche sites because you will get the relevant traffic and in some cases it will also increase organic keywords. Also, when you are generating the backlinks ...
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Should I exchange articles for back links with a website exchanging articles with sites unrelated to mine?

Absolutely not safe. Between my LinkedIn and my site's contact form I get probably 300 messages a month from companies pushing 60+ Domain Authority backlinks in the form of guest posts/blogs/articles. ...
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Does linking articles from the homepage help their SEO?

Only you can know after you've tried it. Will linking to one of your blog posts from your homepage increase its keyword rankings? I, or anyone else, cannot say. It will increase the PageRank of Your ...
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How do I make my site compatible with Firefox's Reader View feature

There seems to be no official documentation about this, see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1067528. However, I'd advise trying wrapping your article in <article> tag.
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When does Google use article published date vs article modified date in SERP?

Here's the final mark-up I have on my page: <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article"> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-05-09T05:40:51+01:00"> ... Page ...
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Bold Text vs Header tags for Titles and Subtitles

From the beginning, Google marked terms found as bold, italics, sentence case text, relative font size, and so forth as fancy in the index and felt this was important. At no point was it ever clear ...
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Article over multiple pages with "see whole article" link

I would assume a big big reason for advertisement driven websites is that every time you change a page you can be presented with a different advertisement. I don't have enough points to make this just ...
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All articles with infinite scroll, or one per page for usability and SEO?

For your site architecture, you can take inspiration from famous newspapers websites. In general, articles on these websites are categorized by theme (all economics articles in the same category, all ...
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SEO markup for News article

I should note at the outset of this answer that individual preferences may vary and there may be others here who would like to advocate very strongly for Microdata. But my direct experience (having ...
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How to use <article> tags in the home page of a blog?

Your code sample is a correct use of the article tag. Essentially, it is a semantics thing and can be used whenever you have grouped content with a changing repeatable element. To be fully (and ...
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Is there any problem with posting the same content on multiple Websites?

I found out there is no problem to any website if you put nor complete article on another website. and also put the link of the original article in the bottom of the content you shared on multiple ...
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Does Google News submission require that a website only submits news articles or can they be "how to" or "top 10 series" articles?

Yes, Google is very strict. It's hard to get listed. If you only have a blog then just say you are a blog. There are guidelines and content policies available in the news publisher center I'm being ...
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Will having short news articles on my site hurt the SEO of my more in depth articles?

200 words is not a lot of content. In general, I'd say 200 words is on the thin side and wouldn't usually answer searchers questions. Most of the time searchers would be be happier with your longer ...
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Tags/Categories appearing in Google instead of the page for the new article

The more I read about the Categories & Tags pages, the more I feel like you should not use them. I actually just wrote a post about that: No Categories & Tags. Why?! It all sounds good at ...
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Can entire long articles be tagged as Schema.org articleBody, or is there a word count limit?

Schema.org sets no limits like that. It’s your text, it’s as long as it is. If you use articleBody, you should provide the full text. Otherwise you misuse this property, as it’s defined to hold the ...
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