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There is no difference between follow, index and index, follow. These would both permit robots to index content and follow links*1. However, this is the default action for all bots, so the element is entirely superfluous. (*1 But not because it contains the keywords index and follow, but because it does not contain the keywords noindex and/or nofollow.) In ...


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Interesting question, because we are indeed seeing more Github results seeping into SERP's. While Github and Gitlab aren't exactly SEO-focused (no amazing SEO tool suite), as they were not originally meant for websites that rank highly, if you write titles and copy that are well-phrased and answer the searchers' intent, you will rank. For instance, try ...


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Yes. When you choose to permanently redirect a page / url (which a 301 is): you should try to replace the existing links to the original destination as soon as possible. Some reasons: user and crawler friendliness (less redirect is faster) prevent others to link to the old destination in the future prevent 404 error's in your redirect solution malfunctions ...


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You should update your sitemap with the new URLs immediately. Google uses XML sitemaps as one of the ways to determine which URLs you prefer. When you have old redirecting URLs in your sitemap, it sends mixed messages to Googlebot. It isn't a problem for Googlebot to crawl the new URLs before it finds the redirects. When Googlebot find new URLs, it does ...


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