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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...

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...

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...

SERP is just showing the main page but none of the subpages

javascript,html,ajax,seo,google-search
Have a look on this search where you can see that just my main page is indexed. But why does Google/Search engines not take arda-maps.org/about/ and the other subpages? Is my deep linking done in a wrong way? Do the search engines need more time? If they do need more...

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...

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...

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 + ' -...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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:...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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"....

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 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...

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...

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!

Robots.txt file in MVC.NET 4

asp.net,asp.net-mvc-4,seo,robots.txt
I have read an article about ignoring the robots from some url in my ASP MVC.NET project. In his article author said that we should add some action in some off controllers like this. In this example he adds the action to the Home Controller: #region -- Robots() Method --...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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/...

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"....

Site name in Google search results for multi-language websites

html,seo,schema.org,google-rich-snippets
Using Schema.org, I can set the name for my website so it’s visible in Google Search: https://developers.google.com/structured-data/site-name Example: <script type="application/ld+json"> { "@context" : "http://schema.org", "@type" : "WebSite", "name" : "Your WebSite Name", "alternateName" : "An alternative name for your WebSite", "url" : "http://www.your-site.com" } </script> What if I have multi-language...

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?...

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...

How can I get better google indexing results?

seo,google-search,pagerank
I have just launched a new domain, www.nextlevelsmf.com and it's not showing for some keywords I would like it to. Can anyone give me some advice to help it rank better please? I'd like it to show on the first 2 pages for: Managed SMF hosting SMF host/hosting Managed SMF...

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...

htaccess mod_rewrite and 301 redirect to friendly url

.htaccess,mod-rewrite,redirect,seo,friendly-url
Now, I'm trying to write some htaccess code with mod_rewrite. I have problem with it :( RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^home$ index.php?page=home This is my code in .htaccess file. When I go to domena.com/index.php?page=home it's exactly same like domena.com/home But, It's not friendly for google, 'cos we have double page: domena.com/index.php?page=home...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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>...

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...

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...

Best JSON-LD practices: using multiple