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First, robots.txt Disallow is not compatible with meta noindex tags. Because disallowing in robots.txt prevents crawling, it means that Googlebot will never see the noindex and may continue to index your website. When Google indexes sites that are blocked by robots.txt it shows them without knowing the words that are on the page. See How to resolve ...


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The tag itself is not insecure. It's just a tag in an HTML file. What it does, though, is provide direct/immediate information about your the software you are using and thus can be used by hackers to select which of their hacking system to use to penetrate your system. Without that information they would have to run probes and it could take a long time. ...


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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 standard search engine indexing and ranking, your website will definitely benefit from them, because they tell Facebook and others how to interpret and display your ...


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If you want to include location data on your pages I would recommend using https://schema.org/Organization with https://schema.org/address. It is common practice to put company contact on page footers and you easily include some Schema markup on these fields. EDIT: You can include this schema markup where you list your company's contact information (home, ...


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I think I should clarify an erroneous misconception you may have about Gravatar. Gravatar isn't for displaying an avatar next to your email address, rather it is for associating an avatar with your email address. This is an important distinction as where Gravatar avatars are displayed depends on the webmaster of those sites adding Gravatar to their site for ...


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The use of 'to cache or no-cache depends on the end performance sort: 1) Affiliate Marketers - need to 'cache tags' when pages etc go to landing pages as the cookies are needed for allocation of funds. 2) Informative/ transformational posts - use of 'non-cache tags' no-cookies as social trust factors are being built.


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In my case my image path had an extra forward slash, which worked fine in-browser, but wasn't picked up by Twitter. It was a one character error that was hard to spot. E.g. check for this: https://example.com//myphoto.jpg And change it to this: https://example.com/myphoto.jpg


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I will allow myself to give an answer from the point of view of Google because I know a little with their documentation. Duplicate content (regardless of location - in the metadata or in the main content of the web page) has the following negative result. The presence of duplicate content of the website does not allow Google to determine the relevant ...


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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 tags and you want the results to be immediately detected. The tool will display the metadata it found on the input URL and will update accordingly its ...


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A robots meta tag with noindex will prevent Google from indexing a page. The meta tag takes precedence over: Search console account: Registering for search console will show you additional information about how Google views your site, but it doesn't affect whether or not it is indexed. Inclusion in an XML sitemap: Including a noindex page in a sitemap ...


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Don't use noindex, it's just not necessary. It seems you have a XSL/XSLT for the sitemap, which doesn't help and is the most likely cause for Google adding the sitemaps in its' index by mistake. EDIT: Unless you specifically restrict indexing of your sitemaps, Google will archive them in its' index. However, if you have followed the rules and guidelines, ...


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There are too many meta tags available for different usages, but Google understand or you can say use only few. When Googlebot can't find meta title and meta description in your page then they issue warning to your webmaster/search console tool. But to make proper index of your pages in search results, they will use heading(like h1,h2,h3) as title for ...


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Google mobile search results show your website’s favicon. You can add your favicon at /favicon.ico, or specify a custom URL as follows: Add a tag to the header of your home page with the following syntax: <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/path/to/favicon.ico"> https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9290858?hl=en


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frstly examine your site may if your site is wordpress and your using yoast you will find the xml sitemap link in your yoast settings. make sure you have nothing in your site map you dont recognise. then in google search console check for any indexing errors once sure your site is clean request google to recrawl your site. if you have double and triple made ...


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Both do actually very marginally (if at all) affect SEO. They are mainly used for showing short descriptions of your page, if your site is linked on other sites. <meta name="description"> may (you have no certainty) be (partially) used by search-engines (see Google's support page on meta tags the Googlebot understands) <meta property="og:...


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In most cases this can simply be Twitter's card cache. It is very slow to update, up to a week. To force refresh it, see here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/58842765/2873507 Go to https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator Type in the URL you want to update, BUT with a change. For example, add ?utm_source=Whatever Then just reloaded page with whatever ...


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