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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...

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...

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,...

Multiple Aggregate Ratings of Schema.org

seo,search-engine,schema.org,serp
I have multiple aggregate ratings snippets in one page. Is there a way to make one of them the default one? The one that will be displayed in the results of Search Engines? Thanks all! Update: That webpage is, essentially, the page of a Brand. It contains the aggregate ratings...

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...

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...

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...

From where I should learn about htaccess

.htaccess,mod-rewrite,seo
I'm working in PHP but didn't know about htaccess. And these days I know how much the value of htaccess. So, I decide to learn first htacces then step forward. But don't know from where I should start? Please provide your guidelines. I want to learn complete tips & tricks...

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...

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...

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"....

How to redirect a domain to another without having SEO issues?

dns,seo,url-redirection
I have two domains: mydomain.com and mydomain.fr . I want people who goes to mydomain.fr to see the exact same wordpress install (same content, articles, users etc and when they post on the .fr it also appears on the .com and vice versa) as the .com's . I can duplicate...

fullPage.js: Make all slides and sections visible in search engine results

jquery,seo,web-crawler,single-page-application,fullpage.js
I'm using fullpage.js jQuery plugin for a Single page application. I'm using mostly default settings and the plugin works like a charm. When I got to the SEO though I couldn't properly make Google crawl my website on a "per slide" basis. All my slides are loaded at the page...

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...

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"...

WooRank Touchscreen Readiness Failing

responsive-design,seo,responsiveness
I'm currently using the WooRank website to improve my sites SEO> However, it keeps failing on "Touchscreen Readiness". It states my buttons should be 40px in height/width which they appear to be.. but it's failing. Any advice? URL: http://www.answer-hut.com...

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...

Heading order in HTML5

html5,seo,semantic-markup
This is a webpage example of my site: <html> <title> artilce header </title> <body> <header> <h1> nme of website</h1></header> <section> <h2> name of section</h2> <article> <h3>article header</h3> </article> </section> </body> </html> I want to know if this order is correct? Or does it maybe have a bad effect on SEO?...

google rich snippets (reviews) showing completely incorrectly?

seo,rich-snippets,google-rich-snippets
I'm working on rich snippet review data for a website; there aren't any reviews rich snippets showing on a page that google links to, but the SERP result shows a 5 star rating with 800 ratings? here's the search to see the rating: artworx and here's the page google links...

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...

Will using redirects to combine content from several pages into one pages affect search engine ranking?

redirect,seo,http-status-code-301,web-traffic
I am redesigning a gallery which has several different pages and want to make it just one page. I would take the content from each existing page and add it to this one page. I would use 301 re-directs to direct traffic from the old pages to the one page....

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...

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!

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...

SEO Impact of Bootstraps visible - lg/md/sm/xs - classes

css,twitter-bootstrap,seo
I was wondering if anyone knows about the SEO impact of using bootstraps visible classes for creating a responsive website? I have created a new website with Bootstrap using these classes. On most of the pages the main content is on the left and then there are a number of...

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>...

How seo implemented for distancebetween.com website?

seo,google-search
When I Search for distance between bangalore to mumbai in Google, distancebetween.com comes up in the search results. I mean if I search for distance between any source to destination they have results for that. They have one dynamic page where user can enter source and destination and those inputs...

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:...

I made a website using Yeoman/Grunt with Node.js just to build my application, how do I use the prerender or seo4ajax and index it?

node.js,gruntjs,seo,prerender
I made a website using Yeoman; grunt , generator-angular, $routeParams ... with Node.js just to build my application , how do I use the prerenderor seo4ajax and index it? Using Node.js as an application server could set like this: Run this on the command line: $ npm install prerender-node --save...

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...

301 Redirect All Blog Posts To New Subfolder

regex,apache,.htaccess,mod-rewrite,seo
I am currently using this .htaccess rewrite to get pretty urls for my blog posts: RewriteRule ^([a-zA-Z0-9-]+)$ /item.php?slug=$1 [L] This ends up looking like: example.com/my-new-awesome-blog-post What I would like is to move all my posts to a new folder called items so that it would look like: example.com/items/my-new-awesome-blog-post I not...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

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 + ' -...

disqus SEO google crawler doesn't load comments

seo,disqus
I see in google webmaster We were unable to load Disqus. If you are a moderator please see our troubleshooting guide. instead of comments. But i read in the Internet, disqus comments are readable by google Crawler. As i understand to show "We were unable to load..." google had to...

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...

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...

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...

Change of domain and company name but keep good SEO

.htaccess,seo
I'm just after a bit of advice please? I have a company that has rebranded recently. There is currently two seperate domains set up for them where the content is fundamentally the same apart from where the company name is mentioned. The newer site has therefore been created with the...

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...

MixItUp vs PageSpeed Insigths

jquery,seo,pagespeed,mixitup
PageSpeed Insights says “Remove render-blocking scripts” and list jquery.mixitup.min.js :_( But the script is included at the bottom of the page (and minified), and the functions that use MixItUp is also on the bottom of the page! I don’t know what can I do. Any suggestions please? Thanks a lot....

Change the unique generated title names of friendly-id using attribute of another table

ruby-on-rails,ruby,seo,friendly-url,friendly-id
I have a Company Model, and i am using friendly_id like this friendly_id :name, use: :slugged But since there can be many Company with the same name (different branches). I am trying to handle that case by using city attribute from the address of the Company. But the Company address...

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...

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...

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>...

How does using CSS 3D Transforms affect SEO? [closed]

css,3d,seo,transform,googlebot
Google's made a big deal of "if you hide it, it won't count." However, google cache shows it doesn't understand a lot of things correctly. Maybe google sees something as hidden when it should show or shows when it should be hidden. So, I ask about CSS 3D transforms. Take...

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...

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...

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....

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'...

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...

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...

Will google index my “getdata.php” file?

php,.htaccess,seo
I have links like /getdata.php?name=somebody&id=123 masked by .htaccess like /somebody-123 I catched google (or another bot) in Google Analytics looking at my "getdata.php" file. Normally it's impossible to get that file (if you don't know that it exists because it doesn't get mentioned anywhere in a code and it just...

SEO and tags with JavaScript functionality

javascript,html,twitter-bootstrap,seo
Since we are diving into SEO guidelines the past weeks we came across a question for which we didn't find a satisfying answer. (We simply didn't agree on this topic). We would like more opinions on this. Since many projects use jQuery and Bootstrap lately, anchor tags often get used...

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] ...

How do I strip out ?_escaped_fragment_= using .htaccess

ajax,.htaccess,mod-rewrite,seo
Google discovered that I'm allowing end users to navigate my content using ajax loading, and is loading my pages as a user client rather than requesting them as new page loads. So instead of trying to index www.mysite.com/page, it's requesting www.mysite.com/?_escaped_fragment_=/page Which is not at all what I want it...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Best JSON-LD practices: using multiple