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You have no control over them because they are hosted by another provider. And honestly speaking you should not worry about them, it's up to Google, Facebook, etc to handle the caching accordingly to their need. You could potentially proxy the URLs or download the files locally, but I don't encourage you to follow that route. In fact, you may potentially ...


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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 scrapes your site for your meta title, description and image. My guess is that if Facebook is scraping your site 11,000 times in 15 minutes then I think the most ...


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When you choose Browser dimension, you've got info about in-apps views.


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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. Although, must admit, this is not particularly clear from the OGP documentation (or Facebook Docs) - which seems to imply (by example) that the og:image URL is ...


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We have a website that we advertise via Facebook but in Google Analytics only 30-50% of the clicks appear. This is quite common with ad programs, including Facebook ads as can be seen here. As covered there: Facebook Ads reports clicks. Many third-party reporting packages report visits or page views, which may not correspond directly to Facebook’s ...


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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 code snippet and configure tags for GA tracking within the google tag manager container. Bit of extra information: Both Tag Manager and gtag.js perform ...


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You can do social media share buttons without using JavaScript that would allow the sites to track your users. All the sites support links for sharing content. For this to work you need to be able to URL encode some information about your page to insert into links: URL: http://example.com/mypage.html -> http%3A%2F%2example.com%2Fmypage.html TITLE: My Page ...


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tl;dr: Yes! You are going to embed a remote site, this means the SEO points go to the remote site. If you want to keep the SEO points you need to display the data in pages on your domain, you could try something similar to How to show facebook feed messages from my site?


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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 your image as big as they suggest it shows up as the larger size. Smaller images show up as thumbnails. Here is an article that suggests using 1200x1200 square ...


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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 websites that have been blocked and are asking to be unblocked. There don't appear to be a lot of options when your site is blocked other than appealing and ...


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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 via Google Tag Manager. Alternatively, you can remove the code for Google Analytics from your website and add a tag in Google Tag Manager https://support....


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You first need a Facebook Developer Account that I'm sure you have already - You need to login and obtain an API Key by creating a new app. You can either use your own web host that has a SSL certification as this is now a requirement on Facebook or you can opt to publish your application using Facebook's Heroku Hosting. Most web hosting comes with SQL ...


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You can setup your pages to use certain images by using Facebook's Open Graph Meta's within the head of your site. For Example: <meta property='og:image' content='http://www.yoursite.co.uk/img/fb-image.jpg'/> View the source of your page and ensure that if you have any plugins such as Yoast, AceSEF, SEF404SH or any other SEO plugin that injects ...


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The point of facebook is that it is social. The value of a like is not the like itself but the network of people it connects to. Pages arn't popular because they have x likes, they are popular because a natural like indicates a number of real people are recommending to their real friends. So buying fake likes is of very little benefit.


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You'll need to add some RDFa meta data to the header of your pages which contain video. For Facebook specifically, you'll need to add a <link rel="image_src" href="/URL/TO/VIDEO_THUMBNAIL.jpg" /> tag to indicate the video thumbnail, and a <link rel="video_src" href="/URL/TO/PLAY/VIDEO" /> to indicate the video player. Note that the video_src tag ...


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You seem to be suffering from an overly broad rule. To target Google web-search explicitly, you have to put rules that prevent googlebot from crawling whichever directory that you want blocked. With a targeted disallow rule, there is not need to do anything for Facebook. Now, if the general case is to block everyone but Facebook, you need to put a disallow ...


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Contrary to what you suggest, profiles are linked to. Go to the Facebook homepage. At the bottom, you can see links to "People", "Pages", "Places", "Apps" and more. If you click on "People", you can see a full directory that's crawlable. As the disclaimer on that page notes, "This only includes people who have Public Search Listings available on Facebook."


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Why do you want to force your users to like your Facebook page when they signup? I would never do this. Imagine you sign up for a page and you notice that they automatically added a Facebook like without asking you. Instead of this place a box with the "Like" button on the page that is shown after signup.


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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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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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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 page to create a description. This often results in unhelpful, incomplete or widely inaccurate description such as yours. The first thing you should do is ...


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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="og:image"-tag, they should use that image when people share one of your pages. If you use this, you won't run the risk of Facebook or Google using the wrong ...


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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 traffic from that domain. Simply put GTM renders an iFrame for non-javascript traffic. That iFrame is triggering the FB pixel and inflating the traffic. Wrap your ...


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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 solution: Create a second Form Submission trigger and select "Some Forms" under "This trigger fires on". Then set it to fire on submissions where the Click URL ...


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Facebook has Developer Plugins that do exactly what you want. http://developers.facebook.com/docs/guides/web/#plugins <html> <head> <title>My Great Web page</title> </head> <body> <iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=YOUR_URL" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" ...


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Past, Current and Future Google and many other search engines such as Yahoo and Bing are already factoring in social media interactions. Such as Tweets, Likes, Shares, Pintrest, Google +1, Reddits and so on. This have been using social media in their algorithms for some years now and they are constantly updating it. Using Social Media is a Ranking Factor ...


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Who knows how they're generated. Could be a script, could just be a person in a room creating fake accounts. It doesn't matter how, what matters is that they're fake. While I don't think there is a penalty for this type of thing (yet), they're definitely not going to help. The point of using Social websites as an SEO signal is that if lots of people are ...


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I suspect that with Facebook you meant the facebookexternalhit user-agent string that appears in your access logs? This is not a crawler and as such doesn't respect (or indeed needs to, but that's argumentative) restrictions in robots.txt. This answer from Jeff Sherlock pretty much explains their position on it. So having this in mind, you could simply ...


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Facebook give you 2 options for verification. Verify via SMS or adding a credit card https://www.facebook.com/help/167551763306531 (The option 2 on that page gives a link where to add your card for verification) Failing both of them, you might be able to get a VOIP/virtual number which might forward the SMS/call to your own phone.


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