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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 companies have enough money to spend on that. I have traditionally purchased the .com, .org and .net together. But at this point I'm questioning the necessity of ...


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I would recommend you to install and enable Akismet: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/ Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog's "Comments" admin screen.


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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 Me" section? Who is going to link to your website on the basis that they thought that your "Services" page was well written? A blog can provide you with the ...


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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 image.) (I’d even guess that not providing an image would be the norm, as the image property is not for just any image that is contained in the blog post, but ...


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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 or something like that....follow these steps. Add the thumbnail image at the top of the post. Go in 'HTML'(you're in customise tab right now) and locate the ...


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The good: You like the way it looks. It makes it easy to identify your blog (uniqueness). The bad: Check the file size. Large images can slow down the site. I'd try to limit it to 150KB. It ends up being the branding for your website (what makes your website identifiable), but it looks rather generic. You probably want to brand your website more ...


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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 see more article titles on the home page (to act as a sort of table of contents) to pass more PageRank to an article if the read more links point to an anchor in ...


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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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It's not just the back links, it's the reputation. You should become a member of relevant website communities. You should be helpful and friendly. You should recommend your website when it is appropriate. Don't hide your affiliation. Use your real name, or at least a consistent nickname across different sites. Limit your membership to ONLY relevant sites. ...


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As a general rule, search engines don't read content created by JavaScript. There are some exceptions as this is changing over time, but the more complex the JavaScript is the less likely it is to be interpreted by search engines. This means your suggestion would not be beneficial for their SEO efforts. If they're not satisfied with their current CMS they ...


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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 that honour robots.txt). 2. Know how Search Engines are crawling your site and control your site's visibility. Since you want it to be extremely private, I ...


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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 when WordPress sites were becoming popular and were ranking well. But this was due to the code being well optimized and the content being good. It had was not ...


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"create original content that search engines will love." And therein lies the problem. Always, always, always create content for users, not search engines. This means useful content that humans will genuinely find compelling, interesting or derive value from. By what you've described, it sounds like that's what you're planning on, it's just a case of ...


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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-Google employee: Google is no longer treating subdomains (blog.widgets.com versus widgets.com) independently, instead attaching some association between them. ...


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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 large reputation for your business in a field you know well. With a good blog, you can create or participate to a community about your field of expertise. ...


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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 looking for subdomains, but for this example site:wordpress.com works equally well. The inurl:.wordpress.com is specifically to serve your use case - to look ...


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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 information in the off chance they might click one of your ads and earn you revenue. The other side will say it's your blog, do with it what you will. Personally, I'm in ...


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No it is not. You can buy a domain at GoDaddy or any other registrar. Then use it as your blog through blogger. You will need to setup a CNAME Here are the instructions from Google http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1233381&page=ts.cs Blogger offers two free publishing options for your blog: hosting on Blogspot (example....


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If the goal of the satellite sites is to drive traffic to the main site, which is about the same/similar topic, then there's really no difference between these satellite sites and having landing pages on your main website. They do the same exact thing except now you have additional websites you have to maintain. If you're trying to establish a brand why ...


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Get a backlink through blog commenting is not bad. But you should be putting a backlink on the related blogs only. For eg if you have a travel site and you are commenting on a tech blog and getting a backlink from there, then it is a serious issue. As per the recent Penguin and Panda update, if any site is giving link to any other site which is no where ...


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You can't control this, Blogger decides for itself which image to use. I did some reasearch a while back (documented here), and concluded that it's most probably the first picture in the post which is both over a certain size, and hosted in your own Google Photos albums. From memory, I think that testing showed that the size was 17k. But I'm not 100%...


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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 to create new and interesting content consistently and for a prolonged period, and two whether you can plan the keyword usage effectively enough to create an ...


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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 original name to get the link for their target keywords. As a result your site or blog with low quality or unnatural links. So it will affect your rankings ...


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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: Blogs are generally ordered by published date (newest first) which encourages you to keep them updated. Because blog posts fall off the front page eventually, it ...


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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. It is unlikely that your blog will rank above your website for the same terms (one would not expect your blog and website to be ranking for the same terms). ...


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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. datePublished Date of first broadcast/publication. And, if you prefer, also: dateModified The date on which the CreativeWork was most recently modified.


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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 a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as ...


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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 from your registrar to their registrar. See: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/locked-2013-05-03-en


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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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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 advantage or disadvantage from the pure SEO perspective...the spiders don't particularly care so long as the links work and the content is indexable. The big worry is ...


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