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You can set the lang attribute in your <html> tag if you want to. The w3c recommends setting it. If you do set it, you the value should just be en, not en_US. It is a language identifier, not a locale identifier. It should only specify the language, and not the language and country. However, setting the lang doesn't actually do anything. That ...


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It is not a good idea to let Googlebot crawl URLs that can be constructed with combinations of parameters. When you allow your categories to be filtered, my advice is to only allow Googlebot to crawl pages with a single filter applied, even if you allow users to view multiple filters at the same time. To implement this, you need to change your URLs: /...


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Have you looked at limiting Google's bot threshold? Per Google, If Google is making too many requests per second to your site and slowing down your server, you can limit how fast Google crawls your site. The one caveat is you cannot limit to a specific folder/directory. Per Google: You cannot change the crawl rate for sites that are not at the ...


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With Google Search Console you want to either verify a property at the domain level, which means all url prefix variants like www and http/https are included, or verify all url prefix variants separately. Serving content on different url prefixes is not advised, pick one and have all the others redirect to it. With Google Analytics url prefix does not ...


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Peter, first it's important to remember what John has already said. It's your content that ranks, not your domain name per se. That said, it looks as though your newly acquired domain has quite a few backlinks (moz.com) and ranks for several key words. Assuming your own site has similar content and you want it to rank for the same key words, I would ...


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This is the code you need RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$ RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^https?://(www\.)?your-domain.com/.*$ [NC] RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^https?://(www\.)?google\..+$ [NC] RewriteRule \.(gif|jpg|jpeg|png)$ https://your-domain.com/hotlink.jpg [R,L] This code loads hotlink.jpg for sites hotlinking your images, Except ...


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