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Is it worthwhile to buy my domain name with many top level domains?

It is almost impossible completely "lock up a brand" by buying it for every top level domain. There are hundreds of top level domains with new ones coming online all the time. Only well funded ...
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How do I tell blogger which image is the thumbnail to use in data:post.thumbnailUrl?

In fact, you can, but in a little hack way. As blogger considers the first image in a post as a thumbnail, and you want to add some other image as a thumbnail which should be not included in a post ...
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Can adding a blog be an effective method for improving SEO?

A blog can be beneficial to SEO, IF it contains quality content. Lets face it: Getting backlinks to a "boring" corporate website can be extremely difficult. I mean, who is going to link to your "About ...
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Schema.org BlogPosting and image required

Schema.org does not require any properties, so having a BlogPosting without an image property is totally fine. (And, other than omitting the property, there is no way to denote that you don’t have an ...
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"Read more" link bad or good for SEO?

In general, from a SEO point of view, read more links are implemented on blogs for the following reasons: to avoid duplicate content between homepage and articles (the main reason) for visitors to ...
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Does Google really care if your WordPress site has a "blog page" or not?

Google cares only about content (unique, correct headerts etc. ) and incoming links (from good sites with similar content) . Nothing more, nothing less :D
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How to hide existence of a private blog?

1. Serverside - block Search Engines Create a robots.txt file in your root directory and add this text to it: User-agent: * Disallow: / Theoretically, This should block all search engines (the ones ...
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Can adding a blog be an effective method for improving SEO?

Blogs, in-and-of themselves, have no SEO benefits inherit to them. Just having a blog on your site does not offer any SEO benefit and the blog format offers no inherit value either. This myth started ...
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How to make Google consider subdomain as part of the main website in SEO?

Google will automatically treat subdomains as part of the main site when: They have related content They are written by the same person or company They link to each other From Vanessa Fox, an ex-...
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Can adding a blog be an effective method for improving SEO?

I would say a blog help you mainly to earn new clients because you can get some traffic from search engines for the long tail (more keywords than your actual ones). A blog helps you to make a good and ...
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Is using an external blogging platform and URL bad for SEO?

You are better off keeping the blog on your own domain for a vast amount of reasons but there is also no harm in using an external blog if it makes it easier for your business to manage and maintain. ...
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How can I search in Google for specific domain?

site:*.wordpress.com inurl:*.wordpress.com These are advanced search operators. The site: search operator limits the scope for a search for the website. I used * as a wildcard because you are ...
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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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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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Start an internal site blog or focus on Facebook and LinkedIn?

Blogs seem to be all the rage. But do they always fit the situation? I would answer that by testing a blog internal within the company to first test if there are enough topics that could be covered as ...
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How spam comment affect my blog and website rank?

Sometimes people may post comments with a lot of dangerous keywords like casinos, poker, gambling, viagra and linked with low quality sites. Also sometimes people are using keywords instead of their ...
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Can adding a blog be an effective method for improving SEO?

Should you regularly post articles in your subject area that users would find helpful? Yes, absolutely. Does it have to be a blog? Not necessarily, but a blog can be a good choice for doing so: ...
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How to remove categories from Jekyll Kasper theme blog post URLs

Two easy ways to fix this, depending on whether you want to customise just one blog post or make the change site-wide. For just one post, manually set its URL in the YAML front matter like so: --- ...
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Posting old content on a new website. Which date to use?

You could provide both dates. To make the difference machine-readable, you could use these Schema.org properties (e.g., for a BlogPosting): dateCreated The date on which the CreativeWork was created....
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Can you be sued for using publicly used images on a blog without copyright permission?

Each country has it's own laws, however, in the U.S., the law is quite clear. 17 U.S.C. § 107 Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of ...
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Is it worthwhile to buy my domain name with many top level domains?

You want to lock the domain the moment you purchase it in order to secure it to the one domain registrar you are working with. Without locking, someone could sign up and transfer your domain name ...
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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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WordPress subcategories and SEO

Obviously you can always have nested categories in WordPress (and most other CMSs) as well as child pages, child posts, grandchildren, etc. If done in a non-spammy fashion, there is no real ...
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Should I remove rel next/prev from a single WordPress article?

Your understanding is correct. The sequential link types are for documents that are "part of a sequence". I would only use it for blog posts that belong together ("… Part 1", "… Part 2"), for a blog ...
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Should an IP be automatically blacklisted for a given timeframe after so many bad requests within a minute?

These look like vulnerability profiling. Basically, they are looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. If you can block these, you should. These are likely coming from open proxies. Instead of ...
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May I use custom images in a wordpress theme (not mine)?

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '<' in /membri/thekrumbs/wp-content/themes/comicpress/functions.php on line 40 <?php if ( has_post_thumbnail()): the_post_thumbnail( 'featured-image', ...
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Why are there requests for non-existent WordPress URLs on my vb.net website?

The first step is to ensure these URLs do absolutely not exist on your domain. Check your FTP now to make sure of this. Once you are certain that these files don't exist, then you can safely ignore ...
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Blog is only indexed in Google search under HTTPS and not HTTP

It seems that your server is allowing both connections. The main problem is that you are generating duplicate content. It's well known that Google prefers https, that could be the reason you have ...
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Is it necessary to have "blog" somewhere in the URL for a blog for SEO?

It's usually better to have as clean of a URL as possible. And for that reason, in most cases, I would not add /blog/ to your URLs. If you are really trying to rank your website for the keyword "...
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I've read many books and became an expert in a subject area - would it be a copyright infringement if I share my knowledge on my blog?

According to copyright.gov: Copyright protects original works of authorship [...] Ideas and discoveries are not protected by the copyright law, although the way in which they are expressed may be. ...
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