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Looking into the Google guidelines I was not able to find anything closely related to your concerns. The only thing that popped up was the duplicate content and possibly content scraping issues that you may face and from where you may trigger a penalty if and only if you are not careful and planning to keep both website up. However there are legitimate ...


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Though the time will be shorter than 404 statuses, I believe there will be some grace period or at least natural technical delay by search engines This is correct. The search engines may take some time to crawl and see the 410 pages, since re-crawling happens on a schedule. During the time between pages removed from the server and de-indexing by search ...


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it 404 or 410 is first of all not big difference after all. Read here: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-404-status/254429/ And how the SEO rank of the remaining pages will be affected nobody can tell you. But obviously, when you have decided to delete 25% pages, these pages might be useless for you and for you auditory, by what I conclude also for ...


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Google doesn't care about the serverside engine only indirectly it affects your resulting page. And this you can check via: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ Indirectly all of them have an effect on the final page. But with every of these, you can get good SEO. None of them is particularly bad - you should probably care about a ...


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How Google determines local ranking Local results are based primarily on relevance, distance, and prominence. A combination of these factors helps us find the best match for your search. For example, our algorithms might decide that a business that's farther away from your location is more likely to have what you're looking for than a business that's closer, ...


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I have a few guesses that I hope will help you solve the problem Clickable targets are at least 44 by 44 pixels in size unless an alternative target of that size is provided, the target is inline (such as a link within a sentence), the target is not author-modified (such as a default checkbox), or the small target size is essential to the functionality. ...


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I am a bit doubtful that recovering server resources is going to make enough impact to your business to make a difference. Removing 25% of your worst performing pages isn't going to remove 25% of your traffic. I doubt that you will be able to downsize your servers as a result. Even if you could, servers are cheap. A small amount of extra resources ...


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The answer is in your analytics. You should start by categorizing old content by those who are performing well according to their position, impressions or SERP appearances and them extracting their behavioral data such as bounce rate, number of new visitors, conversions, etc. Work on a criteria to provide some sort of point system to your pages or posts one ...


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The answer is definitely Yes. Considering you are using same reviews and the only difference would be that the later has products that only ship to India. It will help if you make sure that shipping destination becomes a value proposition on each website and why not, since content will be very similar and the reviews belong to you, go ahead and make a ...


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The short anwser is YES, you could...but The opportunity Although Google introduced Domain properties in search console back in February, 2019 to show data/reports for all URLs under the domain name, including all protocols, subdomains, and paths...that does not mean search engines will consider backlinks coming from sub domains the same. Consolidating ...


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In the meantime I was further investigating and I found a solution. There is the "Change of Address Tool". In my case there was the situation that I didn't have created yet in the Search Console for the subdomains the URL prefix properties. First I had to do some preparation: 301 Permanent Forward from https://de.domain.com --> https://domain....


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Googlebot is able to crawl content that is rendered via requests to an API. Server-side rendering, as far as I understand it, is not needed for Googlebot to crawl the page content, but for speed enhancement.


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as long as you 301 redirect the 'naked' (i.e. non-www) domain to the www, you should be fine.


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You can do 301 redirects which will transfer much of the google juice from the old to the new site, however you will likely not have the domain authority on the new domain which will reduce the rankings a bit - although this will come back over time. Why not put new content on the old domain?


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In addition to the country level TLD and cannonical link, they also include the target language in the <html> element: <html lang="de-AT" dir="ltr"> Which tells Google and browsers that this page is targeting German speaking Austrians.


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Check the server's "access log". This is really the main way to check for what URLs are being requested that are triggering 404s. "Crawling a site" checks for broken (internal) links. GSC is reporting on internal links and backlinks. (But if you "don't have access to [even] conduct a crawl on or check google search console", ...


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Okay, I would focus on making your internal links communicate the "Special Pages" to Google by having your Category, Product and Post pages link to your Special pages. As mentioned by @mehdi, internal linking is one of the ways to draw attention to what's important in your site. However, in your case, it appears Special Pages are more important ...


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How do I encourage Google to rank every store in its own country? You should ensure, that each country's website provides a value for its visitors: Each country's website should contain informations, which are specific only to this country's visitors, Each country's website should contain self-referencing canonical AND errorfree implemented hreflang. ...


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429 error fires if Instagram detects (or guess to detect) suspicial (automated) activities on account. I think your crawler tries to access Instagram pages through their external links. Try to exclude Instagram links from crawling. I would in any case nofollow them.


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At first, you should check internal links. The distribution of links between the pages of your site must be done properly. For example, in any site, the most important page is the home page. The number of links made for the home page should be more than other pages of the site. I think it is better for all 3 next important pages, Cat1, PageA and Blog page ...


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Your website is https://thewildfire.in/ (it would have been simpler to say so immediately at the start of your question insteady to rely on screenshots that are difficult to read, impossible to search on or to quote, even so much here that the important parts are just text lines that you could have pasted as is). The software you show in screenshot seems to ...


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Assuming you are using a new hosting for your website on another server than the one used before you owned the domain, you need to do nothing. I would recommend using another approach to the one used to fix he sucuri reported issues. You need to find out, perhaps with Google ads support or search console reports why your website was flagged as malicious and ...


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My (in no way SEO professional) take on this 8 years later using the information from Google employees that has popped up in the meantime. Classic Sitemap From my experience, this is what most plugins and extensions will generate for you. So running each Sitemap Protocol-defined tag through the process of elimination: <priority> and <changefreq> ...


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There is no way this works in 2021. You should focus on producing good content and making your website fast and responsive. Otherwise you may just end up with a penalty from Google that you can't reverse.


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You can either do nothing (it probably won't hurt you) or else log into Google Search Console and disavow the links.


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You can hide this text content by adding "hidden" style to content div. This will not shown in users view but it can be read by search engines. <div style="display:none"> <!-- insert your hidden contents here --> </div>


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A backlink profile with a small Referring domains to Backlinks ratio will hurt your site in most fields since it doesn't look natural. However, as far as I know in the site building industry, it shouldn't be a bad thing. There are a number of possibilities here: You have all those links as dofollow, that's pretty bad and should be changed to nofollow as ...


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Registering the non-canonical properties allow you to check/diagnose configuration errors. For example, if a canonical redirect should fail (or be incorrectly implemented) for whatever reason or SSL cert renewal failures and/or pages aren't being indexed on the canonical property, you have no way of knowing (without doing a less reliable site: search) ...


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Whether you will take a permanent hit or not can't be said with 100% guarantee since Google does what Google wants. However, from what you've described, I don't see a reason they would permanently penalize you (this is my professional opinion, not a promise nor based on Google's input). As for the time it would take to recover there can't be guarantees ...


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From a quick test I have made, it is impossible to serve google (via Google Search Console) a sitemap for a certain domain from another domain (unless in the robots.txt). If you were my client I would recommend (highly insist) that you add a sitemap.xml to your domain. You have to make it as easy as possible for crawlers to find your sitemap and go around ...


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Whether it will affect your ranking, depends on if most of your content is there, and of course on whether google wants it to affect it or not. So there is no yes or no answer to this part. The problem I suspect it will cause is, if you are using a lot of javascript, google will put it on a "check later". What it means is - google goes to a webpage ...


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The assumption that the higher the CTR, the higher the average position, is wrong. CTR has a lot to do with position in the SERPs, however, the title and (visible) description makes a lot of differences see summary section on this page. A lower position doesn't necessarily mean less clicks, statistically (on average) it does, but there are a lot of ...


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You shouldn't be using x-default because it is for a catch all page to direct users to the correct language. See: Introducing "x-default hreflang" for international landing pages You should always use the country, or you should always omit it from the hreflang. It doesn't make sense to have a hreflang with the country and a duplicate without it. ...


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You shouldn't worry about it at all. Feel free to delete the record as the only sense of keeping it has been lost since you left Facebook Originally TXT record was intended as a place for human-readable notes, nowadays it mostly turned into kinda stickers-board handling machine-readable data As declared in specification, the data of TXT record should be ...


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The domain was owned by a company which does essentially what my company does. The competitor's company went out of business a few months ago.They were a much larger and much more successful company than mine at this point. I'm just starting out with sales. So does that mean that the domain was picked up by a another party unrelated to the previous owner, ...


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I can posit a few, although the efficacy depends on the desired result. There is, of-course, no free lunch. Embedding the master site in an iframe with styling being done dynamically/outside the iframe. Specifying the canonical url in tbe copies (https://ahrefs.com/blog/canonical-tags/) Franchising out syndicated regions so local search goes to the ...


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By adding the canonical meta link to your alternate language pages you're telling crawlers to ignore those pages and favour the canonical page. In this case you need to be using href-lang meta data to direct crawlers to the correct page for a given language: <!-- US English Site --> <link rel="alternate" href="https://www.example.com/...


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No, Google doesn't track DNS records for search. I think it was in their webmaster chat recently when someone asked, but I couldn't find a reference to it anywhere.


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It is likely technically doable but maybe not a great idea. Doing this would require a reverse proxy to unify 2 different namespaces into one. (You might be able to pull it off with mod_proxy for Apache for example). This will cause undue delays and puts you at the mercy of changes by the blog provider. You may also run afoul of the remote provider t&c'...


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Rather than relying entirely on a third-party tool, it would behoove you to check the source code view in your browser. You can do this either by using the source tab in the Developer Tools, or by simply typing view-source:https://example.com Scroll down to the end of the head section, where you stated that you believe the canonical tag should be, and ...


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The <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/"> tag must be somewhere wihtin the <head>…</head> block (as explained here), no matter its position relatively to other elements within this block. To debug your problem: check the syntax of the tag make sure that a cache is not serving an old version of your page (e.g....


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Any HTML element should be used for any application where it makes sense to do so according to the HTML specification without regard to SEO or how search engines use it. Doing so never does any harm and, at most, does good for the browser and the user. Any advice otherwise is pure hogwash and that web site or person should be ignored into perpetuity.


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I have some issues with that moz article: The optimal URL wouldn't end in .html. In general URLs should leave out all unneccesary technical junk. Users and search engines prefer the simplest URLs possible. Keywords in the domain name are NOT the highest priority for Google. Since the exact match domain (EMD) algorithm update of 2017, keywords in the ...


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Google focuses on content, not URL. I doubt that the path to the page in the URL has any high priority from Google. In any case, Google does not talk about this in its Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide. I recommend that you focus your efforts on creating relevant content with a high level of trustworthiness.


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Have a look at https://caniuse.com/?search=svg to see support. Id suggest to you that svg files are coming of age and widely supported, but not yet widely used in web pages. It is good though that a designer provides you the svg of your logo. SVG files are vectors, which means they can scale infinitely without loss. Were it me, as a conservative person I'd ...


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I am quite new to multi-lingual websites, but after reading this article, I would go like this: example.com/: if the content is the same at example.com/ and at example.com/nl/: <html lang="nl-BE"> <head> <link rel="canonical" href="https://example.com/nl/"> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="nl-...


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I could notice that Google Sites adds a <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/…" /> tag to all pages of a Google Sites website when a custom domain is attached to it. After the setting of the custom domain, some time is needed for it to become effectively canonical.


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Google image search only indexes images that use <img> tags with a src of the image URL or <a> tags with a href of the image URL. Images that are shown in the pages as background images won't get indexed. Google says this in their images SEO best practices documentation: Use semantic markup for images Google parses the HTML of your pages to ...


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