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Couple of questions about robots and content blocking

php,seo,bots,robots.txt
I'm configuring the robots.txt file for robots, and can't really understand what dirs I should block from them. Of course, I've read some infos at the internet, but yet there's some gap between what I want to know and what I've been found so far. So, it would be nice...

Redirect all urls ending in “/”

apache,.htaccess,mod-rewrite,seo,rewrite
I need to redirect all URLs ending in "/" to urls that don't end in "/". Example: domain.com/ -> domain.com domain.com/page1/ -> domain.com/page1 domain.com/category1/ -> domain.com/category1 domain.com/// -> domain.com I've tried the following approaches, but none work: RewriteRule ^(.*)\/+$ http:\/\/www\.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] RewriteRule (.*)\/+$ http:\/\/www\.%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] ...

Child properties of Schema.org property

seo,semantic-web,schema.org,microdata,google-rich-snippets
I've been trying to figure out this riddle from a day now. Lets say that we have a TV Episode as following, <main itemscope itemtype="https://schema.org/TVEpisode"> <h1> <a itemprop="url" href="self.html"> Pokemon - <span itemprop="episodeNumber">88</span> </a> </h1> <h2 itemprop="name">In the Pink</h2> <p>Source: <span itemprop="partOfSeries">Pokemon</span> <span itemprop="partOfSeason">Orange Islands</span> </p> </main> Now the problem...

How to write my rewriterule so I can have friendly url

.htaccess,seo,rewrite,opencart,friendly-url
My SEO expert asked me to do HTTP 301 redirect to a friendly URL in an Opencart installation. This Opencart installation use SEO url so I have this url (native url in opencart) : http://www.qcbikeshop.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=9 and the SEO url is : http://www.qcbikeshop.com/Livraison-Gratuite However, my SEO expert want me to do...

Page Speed - Eliminate render-blocking

performance,optimization,seo,google-pagespeed
I'm trying to improve my Google Page Speed score. Currently 51/100 for mobile and 83/100 for desktop. One of the issues is "Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in above-the-fold content". The two items where this is applicable is my minified CSS file and an external Google font file. Is there...

Wordpress - customized pages with blocks - prohibit google seo index of blocks

wordpress,seo,woocommerce,robots.txt,google-sitemap
I'm using Wordpress and WooCommerce for my online shop. With the theme I'm using you can customize the product-category pages by adding "blocks". So if I want to have a text on the top of a product category page I simply create a block page, lets say its called "category-info"....

.htaccess remove index.php and hide parameter key from URLs

php,apache,.htaccess,mod-rewrite,seo
I have the following URL www.example.com/index.php?tag= xxx I want to make it like the following using .htaccess www.example.com/xxx I done it with this code: Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews # Turn mod_rewrite on RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-l RewriteRule ^(.+?)/?$ /index.php?tag=$1 [L,QSA] SO if...

How to increse number of sitemapindex

xml,seo,sitemap,googlebot
I'm intereset if i can have many sitemapindex like this: <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> <sitemap> <loc>https://domain.com/sitemap/destinatieTag.xml</loc> <lastmod>2015-02-01T05:00:34+02:00</lastmod> </sitemap> </sitemapindex> I mean 1 sitemapindex to refer athor sitemapindex , or what is maxium limit for a sitemap? Example if destinatieTag.xml is athor <sitemapindex xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9"> <sitemap>...

in webmaster tools after fetch and render googlebot doesnt show images of website and says “Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page”

seo,google-webmaster-tools
after fetch and render my URL website in webmaster tools , it doesn't show images of website and says "Google robot couldn't get all resources for this page" and the reason is : error ! without any description.. and i have not any robot file that block my resources form...

Multiple modals with galleries vs. a single dynamic one

javascript,dom,seo,image-gallery,bootstrap-modal
Lets say we have a long list of posts on a single page. Each of those posts has a hidden div with multiple img tags inside it. When a user clicks on the post, the images inside the hidden div should be showcased in a modal gallery. Which approach is...

Google Analytics bounce rate

redirect,google-analytics,seo
I have a bounce rate of almost 90% on my site, I'm wondering if it has to do with my setup perhaps google doesn't like it? My site contains multiple filters you can choose and I want them stacked nicely like this in the url: /banana/kitchen/workspace/ or /kitchen/banana/workspace/ or /workspace/kitchen/banana/...

escaped_fragment in sitemap or shebang?

javascript,ajax,seo,sitemap,shebang
My site is a Single Page Application and uses alot of javascript. I've got my server setup to generate the site the user sees with javascript so Google sees the same content. Google knows about this via the fragment meta tag and converts links with the shebang to escaped_fragment to...

AngularJS content and Google

javascript,html,angularjs,seo
Recently I've seen articles stating that Google now crawls sites and renders CSS and Javascript. Example article by Google themselves: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/understanding-web-pages-better.html I have a single page application setup in Angular with HTML5 mode on the routing. An ng-view in my index.html is populated based on the URL like so: app.config(function($routeProvider,...

How to avoid the multiple path to same file in php using htaccess?

php,html,apache,.htaccess,seo
My url is www.abc.com/cbn/either/index.php and I want to access this by only current url. When I change the path of the index.php file, i.e. www.abc.com/cbn/index.php Still, I am accessing index.php file which is a bad approach for SEO point of view because now google will index two URLs of the...

Duplicate title error after redirecting with 301 [closed]

.htaccess,redirect,gwt,seo
let you explain every point: I have duplicate title issue with 404 error pages, I have redirect all pages with 301 redirection with use of WordPress Plugin. And it works and decrease the error, After that I have update plugin sitemap-index, and all error are back. I have checked some...

Best method to put url in href for SEO

seo
if possible, I would like to know what is the best practies for SEO to put url in <a href=""> Method 1: <a href="/blog-1"> Method 2: <a href="http://example.com/blog-1"> Can you help me?...

Using schema.org/Product image on a non image element

seo,prestashop,product,schema.org,microdata
I am editing a Prestashop installation and have a slightly odd situation. In PS when you add a colour attribute to a product it shows an <a> tag with a background colour to show the colour choices. In the shop I am building for an art supplier, we are having...

SEO, content duplication and pagination [closed]

pagination,seo
I have a layout similar to this, only it's not debates, so I'll use this as an example for the question. As you can see, they have 3 different tabs, for rounds, comments and votes but these are all in one page, whereas in my case, I have different pages...

Prevent Google indexing an AngularJS route

javascript,html,angularjs,seo,robots.txt
Usually, if I didn't want Google to crawl a page, I would add the page to my robots.txt file like so: User-agent: * Disallow: /my-page To prevent Google indexing that page, I would remove the page from my sitemap.xml add the following meta tag to the <head> of the page:...

Sort keyword data to show highest searches with lowest competition

seo,keyword,google-adwords
I've used the Google Adwords tool to find suggested keywords. I want to take this data a step further: Is there a formula or a way to sort this data to show the highest searches with the lowest competition? I'm looking to create an additional column that will output some...

Does SEO markup need to be on both versions of a website?

html,mobile,seo,canonical-link
Lets say I have 2 pages (1 for mobile and 1 for desktop) Mobile URL: http://www.example.com/mobile/ Desktop URL: http://www.example.com/ And I put these kind of SEO tags in the <head> of the desktop version of my site: <meta name="description" content="Amazing Description"/> <meta property="og:type" content="Website"/> <meta property="og:url" content="http://www.example.com/"/> <meta property="og:title" content="Perfect...

proper use link hreflang

html,seo,multiple-languages
I use below link tag for multiple language, have two question should I add <link href="http://domain.com/" rel="canonical"> in url http://domain.com/?hl=en or http://domain.com/?hl=es? should I add <html lang='en'> in url http://domain.com/?hl=en and <html lang='es'> in http://domain.com/?hl=es? <head> <!-- … --> <link href="http://domain.com/" hreflang="x-default" rel="alternate"> <link href="http://domain.com/?hl=en" hreflang="en" rel="alternate"> <link href="http://domain.com/?hl=es"...

AngularJS, URLs mixing languages and SEO

angularjs,seo
I have an AngularJS 1.0.7 web application. In my app.js: $routeProvider.when('/:language/alquiler-barcos-:departure', {templateUrl: 'partials/boat-rental.html', controller: 'Controller1Ctrl'}); $routeProvider.when('/:language/boat-rental-:departure', {templateUrl: 'partials/boat-rental.html', controller: 'Controller1Ctrl'}); This will let this correct URLs like: http://domain/es/alquiler-barcos-mallorca or http://domain/en/boat-rental-majorca. This is right. However, it will also let http://domain/es/boat-rental-mallorca or...

How do I retain search engine accessibility when loading external file into html

javascript,jquery,html,seo,cross-platform
I plan to: $('#main.sidecontent').load('/sidecontent.html'); and insert: <div class="sidecontent" id="main"></div> a div on several html pages since the content of this div is the same and I try to straighten my workflow, basically avoiding editing every single html page when this content div changes. My questions: Is this method recommended for...

Is a product microsite a bad idea for google [closed]

seo,google-search,backlink
I am a bit confused to if a product microsite/brochure site is a bad idea. Since back links are not a good thing. I've read a fair few articles but couldn't get to any conclusion. Basically I have this client how sells online hundreds of products on their main website....

si​tem​ap-​tax​-po​st_​tag​.xm​l not found - webmaster tools

wordpress,seo
I'm a newbie in webmaster tools. I get 3 errors in webmaster tools: 1.2: We encountered an error while trying to access your Sitemap. Please ensure your Sitemap follows our guidelines and can be accessed at the location you provided and then resubmit. *General HTTP error: 404 not found Sitemap:...

h1 tags inside a paragraph effect seo?

html,seo
Ok so I'm not sure if this will effect my page seo? What I've done is created a paragraph and put my h1 tags in the middle of it. I'm trying to rank for freelance web design belfast and it's in the middle of the text and because it looks...

How can I tell if prerender.io is running correctly on modulus.io?

meteor,seo,prerender,modulus.io
UPDATE I am able to install prerender on the modulus server now. BUT there is a problem with where to place the prerender token: app.use(require('prerender-node').set('prerenderToken', 'YOUR_TOKEN')); Where in the .demeteorized node app does this line go? I am running a meteor app on modulus.io I have installed the https://github.com/prerender/prerender-node package....

Does HTTP URL parameter order matter for caching? [closed]

http,caching,seo,uri,url-parameters
Are the two URLs equivalent with respect to browser caching and website seo? 1 - http://example.com/resource.html?a=a&b=b 2 - http://example.com/resource.html?b=b&a=a If the resource for the first URL is cached and the browser needs to find the resource for the second URL can it use the cached resource? I want to know...

Strategy for making React image gallery SEO-friendly

javascript,php,node.js,seo,reactjs
I wrote a React image gallery or slideshow. I need to make the alt text indexable by search engines, but because my server is in PHP, React.renderToString is of limited use. The server is in PHP + MySQL. The PHP uses Smarty, a decent PHP template engine, to render the...

Different addresses for different products

php,seo
I have a table shoes(id,shoename,color,brand,price,imagename,available). I am trying to sell shoes online through my website. Currently what's happening is, catalog.php(a page on my website) shows all the shoes in my table 'shoes'. Here's the code in inside a loop. echo "<div class='shoe-view'>"; echo "<img class='show-view-image' src='scripts/shoes/uploads/".$result["imagename"]."' alt='".$result["imagename"]."'/>"; echo "<form action='viewshoe.php'...

Best HTML5 Semantics for SEO article and section?

html5,seo
This question is in regards to the article section and aside tags as it relates to best SEO practices. I've seen some tutorials teach that you should place an article tag and inside the article tag various section tags. However some books I've read have it the other way around...

is it fine with respect to seo if we add same product to 5 different categories

magento,seo,robots.txt
I followed this procedure : system > configuration > catalog > seo > Use Categories Path for Product URLs : NO Use Canonical Link Meta Tag For Products : yes in our site we added same product to 5 different categories. we have some 1000 products. if i follow the...

Prerender.io conflicting with CRUD in AngularJs application

angularjs,nginx,seo,google-crawlers,prerender
I am using prerender.io to make my AngularJS website crawlable. However, since I started using prerender.io, the majority of my CRUD requests (e.g. update, delete) return an nginx 405 Not Allowed response. Original (working) nginx location block (before using prerender.io): location / { try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string; } Current location...

Redirects required for pages no longer in sitemap

.htaccess,redirect,seo,sitemap,google-webmaster-tools
I have a relatively new site that has just started to pick up a bit of traction in the SERP's. My problem is that I have published it and had it indexed with PHP URL extensions, as follows: www.example.com/page.php www.example.com/product.php And so on. Obviously it is a fairly easy matter...

Server side vs client side website

javascript,html,ajax,html5,seo
We have to build a website and we have to chose where to manage the content, in the server (PHP or JSP) or on the client (JavaScript). This article: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/how-to/2358775/seo-strategies-for-javascript-heavy-single-page-applications-or-ajax-sites enlighted me a bit but Im still doubting. Good SEO is the most important thing to achieve. Can anyone relate...

single page website translation, indexation and SEO

javascript,html,seo,translation
I have a webpage, let say www.mypage.com/index.html. I have a javascript function able to fill the page with my own translation of the content thanks to json dictionaries. In the end, www.mypage.com/?lang=en will display the content and fill it with the english language. www.mypage.com/?lang=fr will display the content and fill...

SEO and user-friendly URLs for multi-language website

url,seo,multilingual,usability
Let's say I have a website that has 2 languages, one uses Latin and the second one Cyrillic transcriptions in URLs. For example: example.com/link example.com/ссылка My question is which is more user and SEO friendly, if I leave them as is or if I add the language prefix, so they'd...

Slidershow jquery and convert to css

jquery,css,html5,seo,slider
I downloaded script for slider show and it work without problems but after implemented this slide show i have problems with seo optimalization in HTML5. Because this code using this <div u=""> or <img u=""> and its still write me that i cant use this combination div with tag "u"....

Page Keyword and description strategy for online store SEO

asp.net,vb.net,seo
I am trying to figure out the best method of adding keywords and descriptions for the page on my online store in order to have the best SEO that I can. I am mostly unfamiliar with the best strategies to use for SEO and I don't know if I'm going...

Schema.org's WebSite vs WebPage

html5,seo,schema.org
I was reading Google documentation on how to impletement Sitelinks Search Box. In the example, they use itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebSite" to implement sub-properties like potentialAction, etc. However, after reading the schema documentation CreativeWork it looks to me that WebSite is inferior to WebPage. They inherit the same properites from CreativeWork WebPage...

What should be the name of the sitemap file for Google SEO?

seo,sitemap,google-search
I created a sitemap for my website that contains the below code: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9 http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9/sitemap.xsd"> <url> <loc>http://www.example.com/</loc> </url> <url> <loc>http://www.example.com/aboutus.html</loc> </url> <url>...

My website Images not indexed by Google, Yahoo and Bing [closed]

php,codeigniter,seo
I'm using codeigniter framework. why Search Engine's not indexed my website images ? My website has been made since 2013. My website is : www.shadyab.com. It likes groupon website(Offering daily deals at restaurants, retailers and service providers.). An image url : http://www.shadyab.com/assests/images/upload/kaktoos4.jpg What should I do to tell search engines...

How to fix Google search SEO after transfer old website and hosting to new framework website and hosting? [closed]

search,seo,transfer
I had an ecommerce website with magento and Nexcess hosting, but now i have changed the website to new framework Kohana and Arxive hosting. Website has SAME DOMAIN NAME. I have moved my website to new framework and hosting for about a month, but Google still cache old information SEO...

Use `robots.txt` in a multilingual site

seo,sitemap,robots.txt
Having to manage a multilingual site, where users are redirected to a local version of site, like myBurger.com/en // for users from US, UK, etc.. myBurger.com/fr // for users from France, Swiss, etc... How should be organized the robots.txt file in pair with the sitemap? myBurger.com/robots.txt // with - Sitemap:...

Wordpress - Robotx.txt allows admin login?

wordpress,seo,robots.txt
First, i've searched by robots.txt for Wordpress, but, no one told me where is this file. So, I read that the robots.txt in Wordpress is virtual. Ok, no problem. But, where i find this to edit? My Wordpress is allowing the /author/admin and i don't want this. In dashboard, the...

Does document format change behaviour of Google bot in terms of SEO? Like /path and /path.htm .html .php [closed]

seo,googlebot
I was told to delete ".html" from web application links in order to be better seen by Google bot. So example.com/path/to/resource.html should be example.com/path/to/resource. I didn't find any document saying that format of the resource, placed in urls, has any influence as such. No matter if it's php, htm, html...

Best JSON-LD practices: using multiple