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Converting old 404 links to inbound links for SEO with 301 redirects

That is really tricky. Because a 404 status code would be returned before the 404 page is produced. A 404 says a link is no longer available or temporarily unavailable. A 301 tells it the page you ...
norcal johnny's user avatar
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Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

I don't think the quantity of internal links is that important anymore. The 100 link rule has been removed from the Google guidelines. On sites like Wikipedia you can pretty clearly see that this rule ...
Michael Scott's user avatar
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Do external links help just the SEO of a single page, or all the pages on my site?

Not directly. But it can have an effect, even a large effect. Basically, how you link through your website affects not only Google's ability to spider, but how it sees the hierarchy of your website. ...
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Converting old 404 links to inbound links for SEO with 301 redirects

From an SEO and sales conversion point of view id suggest eliminating 404's with 301s Using the example provided by the above answer, if you want shoes and reach a 404 they'll likely click back and ...
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Converting old 404 links to inbound links for SEO with 301 redirects

My answer is 'yes'. It is OK. I've done it myself. You may even find Google still has the old 404 as a search entry in its database. I've known Google resurrect entries I thought were long gone - '...
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Redirection or canonical? URL changed

Assuming you don't need to offer both pages, you should prefer a 301 redirect over rel canonical: If Google thinks the "wrong" page is a better match for the user's intent, it will ignore ...
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Do rel canonical tags permanently affect link juice, or can they be undone later?

If page a is no longer marked by you as the canonical version of page b and Google rescans both and page a and page b have significantly different content then Google may decide that they should not ...
Hagen von Eitzen's user avatar
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Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

Stephen's answer makes several great points, and overall provides great advice. I agree fully. However, Michael Scott also hints and something that I believe is important to mention here. Personally, ...
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Does the power of internal links vary depending on the quantity of them on page?

The number of internal links per page tends not to matter much from a PageRank perspective. Fewer links per page will pass more PageRank per link. Also, pages on your site will receive fewer links ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Is <a> in <noscript> wasting linkjuice?

The way that you are loading your image is one of the best ways to get an image ranked in Google image search. See this answer of mine. So even if you are using some PageRank, it is hardly being ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Is crawl budget and link juice being wasted to URLs with hashes?

URLs with hashes are generally ignored by majority of Search Engines as it contains a block of information which can be found in the same page. This is not related to the crawl budget or link juice, ...
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How stop google from giving too much link juice to particular URLs?

There is no particular or accurate way of controlling your link juice to URLs as Google does not disclose any information as such. However, giving "nofollow" to the URLs will stop from passing more ...
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Would a link pass link juice if it has anchor text of a URL but directs to a different site?

I think this is subjective; I don't see how we can possibly know for sure whether a single link has benefited the target site in Google's algorithm. On the face of it, so called "link juice" is ...
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Redirects of only some pages from parent company site to new website

Link juice degrades with how far away the link is from the homepage and other important pages on the site. If a homepage links to another site it passes partial juice. If a homepage links to an ...
Michael d's user avatar
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Redirects of only some pages from parent company site to new website

The best approach from an SEO perspective is 1 page -> 1 link. Nonetheless the best solution would be a 301 redirect one to one (without the middle page/link) and showing in the final page a small ...
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If there is a time delay before a redirect, is link juice affected?

Although John Muller has confirmed that no PageRank(RIP) is lost, Moz has claimed that there is some studies that confirmed the contrary. Either way, in my opinion, it is safer to assume that some “...
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Can 301 redirects be done for some pages from old domain to page on new domain. Old domain will remain UP

301 redirects work per page and not per domain, so if you 301 redirect a page Google index algorithm will recognise that the new page is replacing the old one. However that doesn't mean that the new ...
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SEO for URLs that are only accessible to users with a specific session variable

Googlebot does not use cookies and therefore does not use sessions. As a result, Google never sees the URLs for each town. You are on the right path creating a sitemap. However, putting URLs into ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Is link juice distributed equally to all links on the root page?

Based on Google's Pagerank algorithm which the published in 1998, all links are treated equally. This is also called the "Random Surfer" model where value is assigned because the hypothetical person ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar

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