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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 ...
Michael d's user avatar
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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 ...
Bronwyn V's user avatar
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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 ...
Pablo Santamaria's user avatar
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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 ...
Racingman's user avatar
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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 ...
Casey's user avatar
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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-...
Juliy V. Chirkov's user avatar
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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 ...
Josip Ivic's user avatar
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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 ...
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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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" /&...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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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 ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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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 ...
Mike -- No longer here's user avatar
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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 ...
Simon East's user avatar
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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. ...
greg84's user avatar
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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:...
Kuba Serafinowski's user avatar
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How to force Facebook to update an og:image that the scraper didn't download correctly?

You can force Facebook to re-fetch the meta data of a given URL by entering it in this tool and selecting the option Fetch new scrape information. This is useful when you change (or add) open graph ...
Prinny's user avatar
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"Facebook Page: Not found for..." when sharing a link on Facebook

This dialogue is called Context button. You should verify your domain and link your page with it. You can do it inside Business Manager, see instructions Changes take usually several days to ...
quick's user avatar
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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 ...
Henry Visotski's user avatar
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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 ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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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 ...
DHB's user avatar
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Do Twitter Card tags and OpenGraph meta tags conflict with each other? Do I need both?

Short answer: No they do not. Yes you should have both. Order does not matter. Twitter only detects the twitter card tags, and facebook only detects OG data. Defining slightly different images, for ...
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Facebook: Add call to action button for downloading app without deeplinking

Unfortunately as Facebook only allows deep linking this isn't possible as far as I am aware. The only way to do something like this is to add a link in your page description which shows in the sidebar....
Chris Rutherfurd's user avatar
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Is it possible to share an audio file and play within Facebook

It's still not doable via facebook. You can send sound files via message, and they can be played in the messages. Facebook doesn't have an option to put up only audio files. You have to turn your ...
Josip Ivic's user avatar
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Does Facebook ad's bid price depend on conversion rate?

Like Google, Facebook adjusts its ad prices on a "quality score" that includes click through rate as a major factor. Here is a site that explains it: The click-through rate in itself is ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Facebook share problem after impleme HTTPS

**You need to create a 301 permanent redirect from http to your https in your .htaccess file. (This method will update most social sites IE Google +1) RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !^on$ ...
norcal johnny's user avatar
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What are these hoax ads/news on Facebook?

It's called cloaking, where the spammer shows one URL to Facebook advertising team and another to the real user. Generally, those spammers use third party service for cloaking which may charges more ...
Goyllo's user avatar
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Migrating Iframe comments to a forum

An active forum with good quality posts entice users to sign up for the forum. The initial phase of running a forum is tough as it technically lies empty. It creates a catch-22 situation where lack of ...
pro_ng's user avatar
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