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How to disallow selection of text on website? You don't. It's effectively impossible, assuming some minimal effort on the part of the person who wants the text. All you can really do is create speed bumps that will do nothing but irritate them. Also note that there are perfectly valid uses for the right-click menu (for example) that have nothing to do with ...


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Let me be clear. There is one thing I know fairly well, it is copyright law. I am not a lawyer, however, knowledge of copyright was a constant requirement of my consultancy for 30 years. As an added bonus, I consulted primarily to telecos and often worked with subscriber data and data analysis and presentation of said data for sale and re-use. I am at least, ...


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Your website has been compromised and it is being used by blackhat SEOs. This is a pretty common thing amongst spammers and the like. Take a look at: My site's been hacked - now what?, by Google. Download a backup of your website. Make sure that you also backup the database, not just the files. Get in contact with your web host and explain the situation. ...


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It is critical! If it's not unique in some way you become another of the useless, pointless, needless web sites that are among the millions thinking they can make money repeating what others do but, instead, should be thrown on a dung heap and make me think the internet needs to be regulated to prevent such sites from existing.


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Let's be upfront about this. This is blackhat. The very concept you are pursuing is what I call "city-state spamming". That is, creating "content" (to use the term loosely) for every possible of something -- localities, postal codes, area codes/prefixes, ports, iPhone apps, you name it. You have no interest in generating bona-fide original content for ...


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Google's Matt Cutts has addressed this via video: It’s a fair question. I think we can handle it either way, so we should be able to process it. But if we see a lot of pages or a lot of things ranking on a site all of a sudden, then we might take a look at it from the manual webspam team. So if it doesn’t make any difference whatsoever to you in terms of ...


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Nice question, here are some guides for doing that on that level. 1. CRAWL YOUR SITE When you redesign your website, there’s a good chance that URLs will change. If URLs change, you absolutely have to inform the engines where those older URLs have moved to. If you don’t, you can destroy your SEO power. All of the equity those old URLs have built up can ...


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You need original content for each page of your site. Even 300 words sounds a light to describe places in the world. There are entire guidebooks written about different places in the world. Furthermore, your original content can't be re-used, warmed-over, or spun. Google considers machine generated content to be very low quality. Using machine ...


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I always create a lib directory for third party components, you really don't want to be changing third party libraries unless it is strictly necessary. Go with the 3rd option.


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Contrary to the URLs, there is no difference for SEO to use lowercase or uppercase for the <p> tag. As far as I know, search engines don't pay attention to it. The only case where it may have an impact (not sure), is for the acronyms. However, you should write a sentence in the correct way (in respect of language rules; here the English) because all ...


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Content Scraping is not at all Good and it is a worst SEO technique (Negative SEO) which will surely harm your website in Panda update. Google will penalize those websites which are following content scraping technique. In Google support page you can find Scraped content Some webmasters use content taken (“scraped”) from other, more reputable ...


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Google periodically checks your submitted sitemap.xml file for updates. You only need to submit it once. See: How often does GWT check dynamic sitemaps?


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It's very simple how it works: Google sees 2 or more sites with the same content. It's not gonna show you all of them, because it's not really a good resultpage if everything is the same. So it starts to decide which of the sites will be shown. It does this based on a few factors like: - Which site had it first (on same publish date, this is THE FIRST ...


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Okay. This will be one of those cases where I will work through the process so that it becomes clearer. It will be somewhat long, but hopefully not painfully long. Let's start at the beginning shall we? Starting with what we know about how Google works based originally with the research paper by Brin and Page back in 1997, we know a few things things that ...


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Your site needs to have something, be it content or functionality that differentiates it from the other sites on the internet. Here are some examples. The internet doesn't need yet another site that... ...publishes the text of the Bible. That is, unless your site does it better than all the others with unique insight, commentary, or even a novel way ...


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Let me give you practical answer. If yours is heavy backlink profile from high worth sites then chances of Panda penalty will be much less than if you hadn't. Secondly if you're copying articles "as is" then it is adding to internet spam. Everyone wastes time and energy on such sites. Google abhors such sites. These ways you can help reduce web spam: So ...


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Wow. This is too big a topic to cover completely, so I will try and focus on your question with something of a mini-tutorial. When you do a site:mydomain.com in Google, you will see your site listed somewhat in order of importance according to what Google has found. Often your sites home page is listed first, but not always. If it is not, do not worry about ...


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One thing that doesn't seem very clear in the other answers here... Whether it's "legal" or not, first and foremost, depends on the country. If we're talking about the United States, for example, then using the data itself is not illegal. However, I'd advise you to use the real data from the US Census. They offer tons of data through what they call TIGER ...


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I think, it's a really bad practice and annoying but the site itself using the script below. <script> document.oncontextmenu=new Function("return false"); function disableSelection(target){ if (typeof target.onselectstart!="undefined") //For IE target.onselectstart=function(){return false} else if (typeof target....


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Sounds to me your after a Inline WYSIWYG Editor, there happens to be many on the market that you can integrate into your current setup. Of course a content management system is better if you want to allow more than yourself using the engine. Here's just a few to get you started: CKEditor TinyMCE Aloha Editor NicEdit Snippetedit Wymeditor PimenTech-scripts ...


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With respect to the above answer, the OP did say he wants to protect "most" of his content. This gives us enough to build an SEO-friendly paywall. If someone asked me to set up such a system, here is what I would do: I would allow the first 250 or so words of any article to be publicly visible. I would then make this the "preview/summary" field in the CMS. ...


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Search engines will crawl your site more frequently if your content changes more often. If you're just adding new URL's, then there's no need to regenerate your sitemap.xml each time. However, you should update the last modification date in your sitemap by modifying the lastmod attribute, and specify the changefreq for any URL's that will periodically ...


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Looks like you've been 'hacked'. Someone found a method to upload pages to your server en got them indexed. Go through your site/database and do a deap search for those keywords. Tip: with the commandline you can find and sort files on last edit date (this does last 25): find . -type f -printf '%T@ %p\n' | sort -n | tail -25 | cut -f2- -d" " After that, ...


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While closetnoc has discussed the issue of the data itself, there's a larger legal concern: you are not authorized to access the API offering the data. The baseline for most computer crime laws involves the notion of "unauthorized access to a computer system". You should not confuse this reference to authorization in the legal sense with the concept of ...


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The short version: yes, this will be harmful. Aside from grammatical errors, the repetitive nature of the content as well as the actual content itself suggests you are creating 800+ pages of marketing spam. Expect the Search Engines to react accordingly.


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In addition to post-launch actions, I don't think you should completely ignore what's already there. You're speaking in future tense, so I presume the new site isn't ready yet; use that to your advantage and do a bit of tidying before you even make the switch. If you have pages that will have a replacement (to which you'll want a 301 redirect) then take a ...


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If you have inbound (back) links to your old pages, these may always come up first in search. However, other than that, the rest is easy. You can copy your content to your new domain. From your old domain, create a canonical link on your pages pointing to your new pages. That is it! Here is the Google page regarding canonical links: https://support....


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Both. You have a dilemma for sure. How are you to know what is true? Which side is telling you the truth? Well... Professional writers can generally be spotted easily by the two or three style guides, the huge dictionary, the huge thesaurus, etc. Pocket protectors and black plastic eye glasses are a bonus. Really, good writing can be evaluated. SEOs in ...


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The main issue with having too many tags is that CMS such as Wordpress or Blogger will create tag pages similar to category pages which can result to many similar thin content duplicate template pages which can negatively affect your SEO. However if you are looking to insert many tags to improve the User experience then you can nofollow and noindex the tags ...


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Why is there a need to optimize these pages? I mean, they don't serve any purpose. They don't create any sales. In fact, even huge companies like Amazon defer from this, it's quite the contrary, they ask the robots.txt to block search engines from indexing these pages. If you google keywords like "amazon checkout" Amazon has optimized a help page that they ...


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