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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...

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...

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...

.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...

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...

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:...

How to “remove” indexed pages in Google and AngularJS

angularjs,nginx,seo,google-index
I have an AngularJS 1.0.7 web application. Some months ago I sent a sitemap.xml file to Google, so the urls are indexed. Now, I would like to upload a new sitemap file with some updates on those URLs. I mean, the pages are the same but the urls have changed...

Two URLs that you can use to hit the homepage

redirect,seo,sitecore
Having a sitecore website. Situation is for every country, there are two URLs that you can use to hit the homepage. www.abc.com/en/home and www.abc.com/en We only want one - this is bad for both SEO and analytics. I want to retire www.abc.com/en/home and want www.abc.com/en to only work. I already...

Fully Understanding hreflang

html5,internationalization,seo
I have a website which currently displays all prices in US dollars. I'd like to change it to pounds if you are from the UK and euros if you are from France or Germany. The text on the page will always be displayed in English. I've explored the various options...

Contact form in footer, or on contact page for better SEO?

seo,contact-form
I would like to place the form in the footer of the page, and use the "Contact" link in the main <nav> as an anchor to the <footer>. Would this be fine from an SEO perspective, or should I scrap this idea and stick with a straight-up contact page? Or...

Schema.org mandatory fields and the time needed until Google shows changes

seo,schema.org,google-rich-snippets
I have implemented Schema.org (using Microdata) inside my product pages and when I check Google Webmaster Tools it is crawled by Googlebot and interpreted successfully. The point is I have not implemented some properties inside Product type like brand. I need to know whether there is some subset of all...

Code Igniter SEO friendly URL rewriting

php,.htaccess,codeigniter,url-rewriting,seo
I'm facing issues while rewriting URLs in codeigniter framework. Here is my URL http://localhost/article/lg-watch-urbane-vs-moto-360-a-detailed-real-world-comparison/19 And I've a controller like this : class Article extends CI_Controller { function __construct() { $this->set_page_name( "View Article" ); } function index($perma_link="",$id="") { $this->response['article'] = $this->restutil->get("portal/articles/get/".$id,array('id'=>$id))->article; $this->render_view('articles/view'); } } And my .htaccess is like this:...

How much or what exactly will my site lose in google ranking, if the site is not mobile-friendly? [closed]

seo,google-ranking
Here is the source to the information about the impact on ranking, but no details provided on how much will not mobile-friendly sites lose now.

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...

SPDY on shared host & SEO Sematics

seo,semantics,shared-hosting,spdy,http2
NodeSPDY on shared host I got a webspace hosted by uberspace and want to use NodeSPDY, but there is a loadbalancer in between which cuts off the tls connection. On uberspace one can request a Port to be opened. With this port it is possible to request resources directly by...

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...

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...

How to evidence a particular page on Google SERP?

seo,sitemap,googlebot,google-sitemap
I noticed that some results of searching on Google are not a single url but a single url with a two-column list of what I call 'important links' of this website. For example: If you open Google and search for "amazon.it", without the double quote, you got this: As you...

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...

How can I set the title dynamically per page with Manuel Schoebel's SEO package?

meteor,coffeescript,seo,iron-router
With Meteor 1.0.3.1 and Iron Router, I need to set the title dynamically for some pages, while defaulting to a certain title for other pages, using Manuel Schoebel's SEO package. How can I accomplish setting a dynamic page title for a certain route? I've set SEO up generally like this:...

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....

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] ...

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...

Dynamic URL variable for SEO with Meteor

meteor,url-rewriting,seo,iron-router
I'm working on a Meteor app which uses ms-seo package. I was wondering if there is a way to make URLs more SEO friendly? Router.route('/item/:_id', { name: 'item.detail', controller: 'ItemsController', action: 'detail', where: 'client', onAfterAction: function() { var data = this.data(); if (data) { SEO.set({ title: data.title + ' -...

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...

Canonical url for google to prevent duplicate meta?

seo,meta-tags,google-webmaster-tools
Today i went to Google Webmaster Tools to check for duplicate meta description. On almost all my news pages, this is true cause my rss feeds links to the news piece with a parameter (?rs=rss) so i can track my traffic from rss feeds. I thought the following snippet would...

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...

How Google “distinguishes” website articles from news? [closed]

html,seo,google-search
When I search keywords from Google, it shows all articles related to these words and It has separate tab called "News", where Google shows related news. How Goolge "Knows" that article from site is about News? I have opened source codes of multiple news websites and they has "itemprops" in...

Grails produce seo friendly URLS

grails,seo
I'm very new to grails and I have some questions about creating views with SEO friendly URLs. Lets say I have a page I'd like to call used-products or https://www.sampledomain.com/used-products, how would I go about creating a view and have it resolve for used-products? Another example would be something like...

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...

Yoast SEO multilanguage site

wordpress,wordpress-plugin,seo,multilanguage
I have the following issue. I'm building a website that have 4 languages. I've installed BWS multilanguage plugin to do the different language version. With this plugin I can only change the post language but the SEO meta are ever the same. How can I have different metas for each...

What is more important for images - alt tag or name

seo
I am making a blog with huge ammount of images, and one way to do it, is by using Flickr Gallery plugin, which provides a functional gallery or your albumbs, but the links aren't looking good (www.......5129512891.jpg), but they do have the proper alt tags (Red Carpet From Turkey). So...

Removing the number of first page in Yii2 Pagination from the URL

.htaccess,pagination,seo,yii2
For SEO purposes I need to remove the first page number from the URL. i.e I have the following: example.com/pages/view/1 and example.com/pages/view the two URLs points to the same contents of the view action. I want to make the pagination free from 1 in the URL. i.e first Page link...

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...

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:...

google analytics code on landing page and cookie law

jquery,google-analytics,seo
New EU cookie law do not allow page to set cookies on first load and until user make any action, scroll is consider as implicit acceptance I'm not sure if ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true); is enough to allow google analytics to be considered as non profiling cookie how can i activate...

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...

SEO with single page application

node.js,seo,single-page-application
I built a node.js social networking web site for noders but I get some serious problems to improve my SEO factors. How can I make it SEO friendly? And yes, given that it is a single page app, it is a little harder!

how to create direct link to cms articles

php,mysql,seo,content-management-system
I'm creating a simple CMS with a table called 'articles' that all the articles are stored in it. In my AddArticle.php page on the website I have a form that creates the articles and feeds the table. Now I'm confused with article linking. As far as I know a CMS...

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>...

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>...

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 to tell Goolge change the results to the new domain of my blogger website? [closed]

dns,seo,blogger,google-crawlers
I have just moved my site to the new domain (from math2it.blogspot.com to math2it.com). However, I try to search on Google, there still be the old urls with domain "blogspot.com". How can I tell Google to change the results to "math2it.com"? I have already changed in Webmaster Tools. I also...

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...

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...

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...

When choosing the domain name for a CDN, is there anything to be aware of? [closed]

dns,seo,cdn
There don't seem to be any SEO issues I can think of, so I'm wondering if there are any other issues that someone should be aware of when choosing a domain name for a CDN. Does the TLD matter? Are there certain things that will get a domain flagged by...

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"....

Searching multiple labels in google CSE

seo,google-custom-search,google-cse
I know it has been asked before: 1, 2. But I was reading the documents and saw it might be possible. I need to add multiple refinements to the query in google custom search engine. So if I have multiple labels on my CSE, I would like to query a...

How do i tell google to not crawl a domain completly

seo,opencart,robots.txt,multistore
I have a site in opencart say abc.com and i have opened a multi store with it xyz.com and i have found that google has started crawling xyz.com too which i don't want . Both the domains are pointing to the same directory so i suppose there can only be...

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,...

Convert MVC Website to be Responsive

mobile,model-view-controller,seo
While investigating the Google SEO issue with respect to not having a mobile web site. I've learned recently that lack of proper mobile site would reduce the search ratings, and a different content for a mobile and a desktop sites might hurt your SEO as well. Currently we have a...

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/...

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?...

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...

Block “cloner” servers rendering content from our server

apache,seo,clone,cracking
I have a website of mine (freeofficefinder.com) that is being cloned (see here: thelawyerserviceratings.org) There are actually over 25 websites that are currently cloning our website. Obviously this is hurting our SEO ranking greatly due to "duplicate content". Is there something that I could add to the Apache config file...

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"....

Best JSON-LD practices: using multiple