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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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WordPress.com doesn't offer full WordPress functionality. Much of the article you linked to doesn't apply. On Wordpress.com you can't: get database access install plugins To get your data out of WordPress.com, you will either need to: export XML copy and paste each page manually To preserve your SEO, you would ideally redirect redirect each page from ...


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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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Using microdata does not improve rankings. You can't verify that it will help your rankings, because it won't. At best, using structured data gives you rich snippets in the Google search results. Getting rich snippets may improve your click through rate and make your site appear more attractive. This may indirectly increase your rankings as Google may ...


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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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