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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 Moz example shows date published as non-visible meta data, I'd try tweaking that and seeing if it works to get Google to show the last update date instead.


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It seems you are asking about putting more keywords in the article. We know from the latest Google Panda and Penguin updates, keywords in an article is least important. If due to certain modifications in the article a user spends more time with the article or even if due to some of the links (internal/external) you have put in the article which is ...


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Disclaimers are not legally binding anyway. Having a disclaimer does little to protect you from a lawsuit. Not having one does nothing. As long as you write responsibly then few judges are going to allow a case like this against you since the reader is the one who made the changes. But a disclaimer gives them an easy out to just toss the case. ...


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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 it’s not necessarily either-or; it’s not uncommon to use both: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> <article itemprop="mainEntity" ...


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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 formed HTML code behind them. Having these two things in your website will not only make them work with these new features but will also give you the benefit of ...


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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 on whatever OS you're using — creating a file sets the dateCreated and the dateModified together, then subsequent edits change the dateModified. Whether or not ...


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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. That may not be the one that was published first. If the site where your content is syndicated has good reputation and more inbound links than your site, ...


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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 posts as being timely and these posts were easily found by it's length. Then it was discovered that the bounce rate of blog posts was significant. The reason ...


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This only benefits the original publishing site and can potentially harm you if you do this incorrectly. By re-posting the same content as the original site you now have duplicate content. This is something Google does not want. To remedy this you have to use canonical URLs. This tells Google that the other site is the original source of the information. ...


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I'm not an SEO expert either so someone with more knowhow than me may say this is a bad idea, but what aboout using one domain with several subdomains? E.g. financial.melanie.com and travel.melanie.com. That way you'd only have to pay for one domain, but you could separate the content in a more meaningful way. Also I'd just like to say bravo for sticking to ...


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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 so many reasons. I think there are two reasons why paginating articles was/is done: It increases the pages views. If a visitor is reading an article split up ...


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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 show it the live label without checking the site quality and past activity, then Google will lose it's trust from many people. Google already pre-approve many ...


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The Meta description tag does not affect your rankings so I wouldn't worry about that. But it can affect a user's desire to visit your pages. If you are a good at writing copy and the workload won't be overwhelming, then go ahead and write meta descriptions for each article. If you're not good at writing copy or the workload will be too much, then let the ...


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I would generally prefer to have content authors write one more paragraph (or even sentence!) in the body than write a meta description, so I would favor #2. #1 isn't bad if the descriptions are good, but the opportunity cost seems less-than-worthwhile.


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From Search Engine Land's "A Look At Article Directories and Their Influence in Organic Rankings": "...is submitting content to article directories still worth doing? ... Unless you are targeting extremely uncompetitive phrases, with disposable URLs, mass submission and blaster software, [it's] not worth the time and expense." And that was in 2009 before ...


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I suggest you focus on getting featured on the biggest blogs out there (such as TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, Startup Tunes and The Next Web). Once they write about you — all the other ones will just come along.


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Since Google really likes fresh content, I don't think it will be a disadvantage to update your content: Google will crawl it and display a more fresh date next to your result in its search page People coming to your tutorial from Google won't come back on Google because your tutorial is up to date One thing you shouldn't do is update the url according to ...


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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 goes here... <time itemprop="dateModified" datetime="2015-02-22T14:55:06+00:00">Last Updated: 22 Feb 15</time> </div> Which gives me a ...


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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 sport articles in the same category, etc.). If your site has many articles, you can also create subcategories like for example football, tennis, golf, etc. ...


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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 that Google assigned more weight to these fancy text terms, however, it was was matched in search more readily as a result. Spammers began to try and take ...


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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 a comment. I see no other reason for the stumpy little pages some major websites offer.


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I do not know what Medium is, however, for copies of content you will need to use a canonical tag pointing to the original. This is how you tell Google that a particular content is a copy of another. Google used to take the first copy of any content they found and considered it the original. However, lately, Google has been allowing copies to rank higher ...


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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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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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The alias must be unique. If you can't find the conflicting item, also remember to check the trash.


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It should be ok. Having similar/duplicate content on pages is common and normal. Especially product pages. As long as it does not make up a significant portion of the content you should be alright. Of course the question is "how much is too much"? The majority of your content is original (right?) and unique plus the similar/duplicate content isn't keyword ...


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Infinite scroll is not SEO friendly. Google and other search engines will have trouble indexing the content that is not loaded into the page when it is first fetched. To get referrals from search engines to specific articles, you need have a page for each article. Search engines won't recommend specific articles from your site to their users if their ...


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This is duplicate content. Making a minor change does not make it unique content. Using the author markup will not make it acceptable. You should use canonical URLs on one of the pages. (If this article is the only duplicate content I wouldn't worry about it. BUt if you plan on doing this with a lot of content you will run into issues).


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First of all, is it a legal and accepted practice in general (assuming we have the original owner's consent)? If you have the author's or copyright holder's consent to copy their works (i.e., web pages), then it is legally acceptable to do so, providing that you don't alter their content without prior approval, retain their copyright notice, and retain the ...


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The only reason that I can think that this could harm you is in the case of scraped content. Google tries to find out which site had the content first and show only that site. If your site says you published it later, you might no longer be considered the original site.


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