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Search results for my website show content that isn't mine including pharmacy (Viagra and Cialis)

Your website has been compromised and it is being used by blackhat SEOs. This is a pretty common thing amongst spammers and the like. Take a look at: My site's been hacked - now what?, by Google. ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

No, it will not affect the final letter case format of your domain whatever letter case you choose while registering it. The Domain Name System (DNS) names is case insensitive and you can not ...
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Need to add 30K new pages to a 10K page website - troubles ahead? (SEO)

Google's Matt Cutts has addressed this via video: It’s a fair question. I think we can handle it either way, so we should be able to process it. But if we see a lot of pages or a lot of things ...
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Using article published dates effects SEO?

Most of the comments on this are actually from 2013 so I thought I'd provide an updated perspective. I just did an experiment on this. Here's what I found: Published blog post date (and not ...
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Does Googlebot support TLS v1.2? If not, what will my TLS v1.2-only site look like to it?

Update: As of Jan 30, 2015, Googlebot supports TLS 1.2 . See Post by Google: Googlebot now supports TLS version 1.2, in addition to previous versions: TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and SSLv3. As of ...
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Can I define the letter case of a Domain Name?

Whilst DNS itself is case-insensitive, at least one search engine allows you to declare preferred case in search results: Yandex. The Case of the site name tool lets you set preferred capitalisation ...
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Is it helpful or harmful to create SEO filler pages?

Google has a specific guideline against creating filler pages. They call it "doorway pages". Doorway pages are typically large sets of poor-quality pages where each page is optimized for a ...
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Which is better for search engines, repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning?

I am taking this as your question- repeated phrases or different phrases with the same meaning. I am going to take a side-trip, but bare with me- I am sure we will arrive at the right place. The ...
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How to add favicon to robots.txt

Both of those would work, but they would also block anything else in those directories. If you only want to block that specific URL, you could do: Disallow: */blah/assets/ico/favicon.png Do you ...
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Specifying a website to appear in certain search engines and not others?

You can block Google and other search engines by using a robots.txt file and meta name no index. You can use one or the other but Google recommends that you use both robots and meta. To block a ...
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How to customize a site in search engine results?

This is a really good question! However, the answer can be found relatively easily with a site:stackoverflow.com "A language-independent collaboratively" search. The first thing you need to know: ...
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Does using dynamic DNS hurt SEO?

As far as I know dynamic DNS isn't a big SEO ranking factor. However, page speed is. There's a big possibility that users will immediately close your website if it loads very slow. Hence, this can ...
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Search results for my website show content that isn't mine including pharmacy (Viagra and Cialis)

Looks like you've been 'hacked'. Someone found a method to upload pages to your server en got them indexed. Go through your site/database and do a deap search for those keywords. Tip: with the ...
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Is using an external blogging platform and URL bad for SEO?

You are better off keeping the blog on your own domain for a vast amount of reasons but there is also no harm in using an external blog if it makes it easier for your business to manage and maintain. ...
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Do free TLD's affect SEO?

Country code top-level domains (ccTLD's) such as .tk (Tokelau, New Zealand) and .ga (Gabon) have extra weight in their own country's search engine (like google.tk and google.ga for instance) but that ...
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Do search engines treat the new themed top-level domains the same as historical gTLDs?

There are no TLDs that Google finds preferential to others; they are all treated equally in rankings. There are some geo-specific TLDs that Google will default to a specific country and use that as an ...
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I changed my name on Google+ but in the search results still show my old name

It may take up to 3 months for those changes to reflect in Google search results, If your Profile is worthy and has a lot of visitors then changes can be seen within a short period of time, otherwise, ...
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Is bad for SEO if browser need to run synchronous JS to get content?

Google doesn't care about the name of the tags in your body section - the crawler renders the site using chrome itself (including synchronous js) so it cares for whatever is printed to the screen. You'...
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Session per User (LTV) calculation?

Day 0 for a user is the day they first visited your site, and the Sessions Per User value for that day is the average number of sessions a user had on their first day (where the users being considered ...
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Microformatting questions & answers - Semantic Web 3.0?

The vocabulary Schema.org can be used: Question type: A specific question - e.g. from a user seeking answers online, or collected in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. Answer type: An ...
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Preventing robots from crawling specific part of a page

I had a similar problem, I solved it with css but it can be done with javascript and jquery too. 1 - I created a class that I will call "disallowed-for-crawlers" and place that class in everything ...
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Regarding SEO, is repeating some content in different pages considered as keyword stuffing?

If your repeated content is used to help your users and doesn't content keywords of your website, I don't think it would be considered as keyword stuffing by search engines. However, if you want to ...
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Regarding SEO, is repeating some content in different pages considered as keyword stuffing?

The only consideration I see is that the words download, PDF, and article will become likely the top three or at least within the top ten keywords your site is known for therefore the site topic as ...
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When, if ever, and how, would Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc will add the new gTLD to their search results?

Any idea if they will ever integrate them into the search results? Of course they will. Do you really think the search engines would omit an entire segment of websites just because their TLD is new? ...
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Where can/should I submit my sitemap.xml?

Outside of signing up for the various web master tools accounts, Bing, Google, Baidu, et. al., the robots.txt file can be used to generally announce the existence of a sitemap file. You use the ...
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Need to add 30K new pages to a 10K page website - troubles ahead? (SEO)

Sure there are concerns in dumping huge numbers of pages onto your site and whether it would be considered spam or not or have a negative SEO effect. I just want to give my perspective since I feel ...
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Search results for my website show content that isn't mine including pharmacy (Viagra and Cialis)

I have had this happen to me a while back on a shared server. Wexford's list is pretty comprehensive, but I wanted to include that the attacker also added their own key under .ssh/authorized_keys and ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

As a rule, what makes sense for semantic markup and accessibility usually also makes sense for SEO, and you should certainly not damage usability or code quality for the sake of any SEO that Google ...
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Add site to search engines, even though not ready yet

You can submit the site to search engines before your site is ready in order to set the domain age as older as possible (positive effect on SEO in the long term). However, I wouldn't do it 6 months ...
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Giving search engines physical location of a business?

Yes. This is a very common thing and is highly recommended for three simple reasons; it can effect your listing in the search engine results page (SERP), it can effect local searches, and it is a ...
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