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Yes, fake accounts are bad for your site. They could significantly hurt your site's reputation. When they register, your site probably sends an email to a bad address or an address that belongs to someone that didn't register on your site. That makes you look like a possible spammer. They could use the accounts to degrade performance on your site (this is ...


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While Imgur is an image hosting service, their service is intended for the images to be commented upon, rated and shared within that site by members of their community. Their TOS (under "Stuff not to do") does state "don't upload .. advertising (and) solicitations". Even if your e-commerce site doesn't sell products or services, the TOS also specifically ...


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When an online account's password is compromised, the hackers will sometimes sign the victim up for accounts on a ton of other online services. They hope that their actual nefarious activities are lost in the flood of confirmation emails. Mailchimp says this on the subject: Sometimes, when an abuser attempts to takeover an account, they'll sign their target ...


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Here is a very relvant article about a survey conducted asking users about trust in trustmarks. They presented users with a variety of trust marks and they asked which one they trust most: Based on that and on other survey questions, they conclude: Trustmarks do matter. Only a handful are instantly recognizable. If your trustmarks aren't ...


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It certainly used to be possible, indeed Stack Exchange themselves use Imgur for hosting all user uploaded images: New Image Upload Support And some more recent comments on why they are still using Imgur over Amazon S3. Note though that you will need a Pro account with them to ensure that your images persist. However, this isn't really a CDN in the ...


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Here is an article that has the same answer I would give: H3, H4, H5, and H6 tags are not useful for SEO. They do however show how heading should be used on a category page and do recommend putting each product name into an H2: Category page: H1: Category title. H2: Titles of products listed. H3: In most cases nothing. H4: In most cases ...


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There seems to be a few things to consider. The first thing to know is that search engines do not match keywords as the SEO community would like you to believe. Instead, various forms of linguistic semantic analysis is conducted against the content. Here is more of how that works. Please stick with me, it will all make sense in the end. When a web page is ...


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It looks like they clarified their TOS to specifically shield them from being used as a CDN (emphasis mine): Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network. If you do – and we will be the judge – or if you do ...


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They use cookies to identify the user, and will link this to their database in order to know what is in their cart. This can be demonstrated by how having items in your cart will not transfer between different browsers (which do not share cookies), and also how if you clear your cookies (specifically one they set called session_id), then your basket will be ...


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No. You cannot. Copyright and trademark law applies no matter what you are using it for or for whom. But just ask for permission. This removes all ambiguity. Promoting their product that you are selling is in their best interests, too, so marketing may help you. That said, some companies still want to protect how their product is presented and may not want ...


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The reason to use the rel=canonical shouldn't be the term users use to get to the site, but the content. If each page has different content and/or different reason to exist, like index and content, then there is no need for canonical, even more, it's use would be incorrect, semantically speaking. What you should do, for instance, is improve the product ...


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Usually Organization represents a company itself (school, NGO, corporation, club, etc.) whereas a Brand represents a product or service. In many cases these may be the same, e.g. Adidas; but not always, e.g. Tylenol, a brand sold by the organization/company Johnson & Johnson. So, which you should use depends on what you're writing about. If you are ...


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The difference might become clearer for cases where the organization name is not identical to the brand name. For example, consider the company Lenovo (Organization) which owns the brand ThinkPad (Brand). A specific ThinkPad product (Product) manufactured by Lenovo could be marked up like this: <article vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Product"> ...


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There can be more than one path here, and it depends on a couple of factors: Do you want all the images to be competitive in image search, or are you okay with only your main product image being competitive? Are those zoomed-in images crucial for individuals with accessibility challenges, or is it okay if screen readers and other such technologies skip over ...


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We figured out that this was an affiliate scam. Affiliates were getting commissions for orders, but the commission was not getting reversed for chargebacks.


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EDIT: Yes. It used to be "not supported" but Google changed how they feel now: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/policies A category page listing several different products (or recipes, videos, or any other type). Each entity should be marked up using the relevant schema.org type, such as schema.org/Product for product category pages. ...


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Much of what you will hear about SEO is parroted non-sense. I have heard advice concerning brand postal addresses parroted around quite a bit. I will try and make sense of it for you. Please forgive me if I cover things you already know. Today happens to be one of those days with a lot of interruptions so I may have missed something. Still, I think I got the ...


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From the YouTube terms of service: If you use the Embeddable Player on your website, you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion or functionality of the Embeddable Player, including but not limited to links back to the YouTube website. Using their embedded player as a page background would appear to violate the terms of service because: It ...


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The most generalized way you can use to see user behavior for filters is : ga('send', { hitType: 'event', eventCategory: 'Filters', eventAction: '{{FilterName}} Set', // FilterName : Color, Price , Size eventLabel: '{{FilterValue}}' // FilterValue : Yellow, $200, L }); Also if you are tracking product impressions for enhanced ecommerce, you can ...


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It all depends on the nature of your webshop and the goods you are offering. France tends to be Credit Card, PayPal and Carte-Blue heavy. Credit Card (MasterCard, AmEx) PayPal Carte-Blue (Debit Card) SEPA Direct Debit Bank Transfer Invoice Mostly in that order. Source: here, here and here


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You can provide multiple Offer items for the same Product item. Offer allows you to use the eligibleQuantity property: The interval and unit of measurement of ordering quantities for which the offer or price specification is valid. This allows e.g. specifying that a certain freight charge is valid only for a certain quantity. eligibleQuantity takes an ...


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Think about it this way, if you buy products from a manufacturer with the purpose of reselling them, you need information or specs that will help you describe those product back to your clients. If you buy coloured pencils from a wholesaler you will sell them differently to an architect and you will have a different approach to sell them to parents, right? ...


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This is a question concerning keyword targeting. If there is traffic on a review keyword specifically, it would be easier to target it with a separate page (no matter if that's a blog post). That way you can make sure relevancy is high and you can cover the topic to its full extent. Remember that you're creating pages for humans and not robots, therefore, ...


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Your question actually breaks down into a couple categories, each of which has different considerations: XML Sitemap In your XML sitemap, you can specify both change frequency and priority ranking for the various pages. This helps search engines identify how significant a page on the site is and how often it should be crawled for changes. Avoid listing ...


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I actually posted that question, and another: Is it okay to have more than one Product (with image, description and SKU) per page? As Dan has answered my question, it appears to be okay to do so. There's not a lot of documentation about it, but if you run the following code on Google's Structured Data Testing Tool it displays all the data correctly, so ...


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There are no demo accounts in Google Analytics with sample data. The API doesn't have a sandbox. You'll need to populate a profile with sample data of your own by creating a profile and putting the tracking code on a development website. If your client has a custom made online shop. How certain are you his shop is able to fire off the correct javascript ...


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I'm reluctant since I think that through front-end coding the site can be optimzed for search engines. Semantic markup, a.k.a. front-end coding, is a big part of SEO. Semantic markup is a bug signal as to what the content is that they are reading, what's important, etc. It's one of the biggest SEO factors a webmaster controls. The right markup can improve ...


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Providing that you're only passing non-personal, anonymous information as covered here, there shouldn't be any downsides. This could help identify repeat purchases by individuals, as well as provide helpful information about conversions paths, such as which devices they're using to purchase your products with, as covered here by Google.


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It totally depends, if you only have one or two unique words per page, then its probably not worth it; If you have a totally unique page per geographical area, then (from a country perspective) it works well - promoting different products to different countries works, along with different language content seems to not harm the SERPs. It might be totally ...


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The default setting for URL Parameters is "let Google decide". That setting is fine 99% of the time. In your case where some parameters specify the content, Googlebot will automatically assume that already. You don't need to tell Googlebot that these URL parameters make unique pages, that is the way it works by default. The only time that I use the URL ...


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