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Facebook crawler with no user agent spamming our site in possible DoS attack

Sources say that Facebook/Externalhit does not respect crawl-delay in robots.txt because Facebook doesn't use a crawler, it uses a scraper. Whenever one of your pages is shared on Facebook, it ...
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What does Google Analytics record Facebook in-app browser hits as?

When you choose Browser dimension, you've got info about in-apps views.
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Does Facebook Need both og:image and og:image:secure_url for HTTPS only site?

As I understand it, if your site is 100% SSL (and everything redirects to HTTPS, so there is essentially no plain HTTP) then you only need the og:image tag in which you specify the https://... URL. ...
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Do I need to add the Google Tag Manager if I already have Google Analytics?

you can leave the global site tag tracking code snippet on your site, just do not also configure tags for GA pageview tracking within GTM. If it were me, I would remove the global site tag tracking ...
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How to make Facebook link share thumbnails larger?

Facebook has a content sharing best practices guide. It says: og:image – This is an image associated with your media. We suggest that you use an image of at least 1200x630 pixels. If you make ...
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Is there any method to unblock the website from Facebook?

Here is the official Facebook form for appealing a website block. The form asks you to explain why the block is an error. The help forums on Facebook are full of threads (1, 2, 3, 4) from owners of ...
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Do I need to add the Google Tag Manager if I already have Google Analytics?

You need to add your Google Tag Manager code in your website. Then, you have two options: Leave it, don't do anything else. Your Google Analytics code will remain as it is and FB Pixel will be added ...
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Image not appearing when publicizing to facebook

Your open graph image tag references a blank image... <meta property="og:image" content="http://wordpress.com/i/blank.jpg?m=1383295312g" />
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Google displaying Facebook "SECURITY WARNING" in result description

Your current meta description is too long to fit into Google's search results pages. If this happens, instead of truncating the current description, Google often pull content from elsewhere on the ...
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Make my logo with white text show up better on Facebook and Google+ since they have white backgrounds

You can either edit your image, like bybe says, or you can tell Facebook and Google Plus which image to use by using the Open Graph Protocol. If you create a new image and add it to the meta property="...
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Google Tag manager firing Facebook pixel calls with appspot redirect URL

I've had a number of agencies tell me that my FB pixels had inflated or false data for the past few months. After some digging around Google I think what everyone confirms as a fix is to exclude ...
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Why is Facebook Pixel firing the gtm.formSubmit event?

I just tried setting up the default form submission trigger in a client's GMB container and was having the same problem. After a little digging around in Preview mode, I came up with the following ...
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Would removing a domain-verification tag specific to a social media platform (Facebook) have negative effects on SEO?

You shouldn't worry about it at all. Feel free to delete the record as the only sense of keeping it has been lost since you left Facebook Originally TXT record was intended as a place for human-...
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Facebook share link: specify image and custom message shown in post

Facebook uses OpenGraph to determine what the page is about if those details are blank it will harvest other elements of the page. So if you want custom descriptions and images used then ensure that ...
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Does the link we provide on various networking websites counts as a backlink?

Depends on the the site. Most major sites will do rel="nofollow" so there is no benefit. I think networking sites are better for referral traffic and lead generation.
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Is it possible to manage the content from a Facebook Comment box on my website?

There are multiple methods for dealing with unwanted comments, and all of the methods are what Facebook calls "moderation." You must configure some things on your Facebook App page and on your webpage ...
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redirecting bots and crawlers to another but not human via htaccess

What you are trying to do could technically be classified as cloaking which is a violation of Google's terms and can result in your site being removed from the Google index. Google is very strict in ...
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Does facebook site backlink affect SEO?

Google doesn’t seem to be using Facebook and Twitter social signals when it comes to ranking. However, there are obviously still plenty of benefits and marketers shouldn’t cease those benefits simply ...
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How do I disable Facebook Instant Articles for my website's Facebook page?

To remove instant articles you need to: Remove the meta properties tag from your page. To enable instant articles, you installed a tag like this: <meta property="fb:pages" content="123456789" /&...
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Is there a way to protect against some other site copying your Facebook pixel tracking id and messing up your targeting?

Hopefully no one has it in for you to do this! You can place your FB script in a JS file and load it on appropriate pages with a script tag; that way, the actual script won't appear on the page. You ...
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Google Analytics vs. Wordpress Statistics

Back in the day when I used Google Analytics (GA), I had to use javascript code it gave me and embed it into my website in order for GA to track number of visits. The biggest reason why the ...
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How to add the Facebook Messenger Customer Chat Plugin to your site using Google Tag Manager

I discovered that GTM doesn't like something about the HTML (probably the page_id attribute). So, instead, the <div> needs to be created dynamically using JavaScript. This is the final code we ...
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Facebook crawler with no user agent spamming our site in possible DoS attack

https://developers.facebook.com/bugs/1894024420610804 Per the answer from Facebook, any page shared on Facebook should expect that if their content is shared Facebook crawlers will increase traffic ...
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Do you know why i got different statistics from FB pixel and google analytics?

There could be multiple reasons why Facebook and Google Analytics register different data but the most important is that Facebook is based on clicks and Analytics on sessions. If you are not using ...
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Do I have to delete google analytics & FB pixel code if I wanna implement google tag manager?

If you want to put your GA code and Facebook code in via tag manager, then yes, delete the old code, or you'll double count. But you don't have to - you can leave old tags on and just put new ones in ...
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How to Fix Leverage browser caching connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js?

Unfortunately you can't directly remove the Insights warning. The PageSpeed tool can't tell that you don't own the facebook.net domain and therefore have no control over the response headers. ...
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Featured image won't appear when sharing to Facebook

You should start debugging with your server logs i.e. check if they contain any clues as to what happened when the crawler was requesting a given resource. A sample log line would look like this: 834:...
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Do og:sitename, article:tag, article:section have any real effects on website performance?

These are all Open Graph protocol tags. The OG protocol is a metadata standard introduced by Facebook, and understood by many other online platforms like Twitter. While they won't help you with ...
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Why adding facebook pixel code reduces the score on gtmetrix?

To answer your questions: Why adding facebook pixel code reduces the score on gtmetrix? The reason the Facebook pixel reduces your GTMetrix score is because it is an additional script with a short ...
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Could these URL tracking parameters be causing data discrepency between Facebook Ads and Google Analytics?

To answer your question: no, looks like that's not the cause. It wouldn't be the tracking parameters because you mentioned that some conversions are being picked up, and others not. If it was the ...
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