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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...

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"....

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...

.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...

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 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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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'...

Disallow specific folders in robots.txt with wildcards

seo,search-engine,robots.txt,google-crawlers
Can i hide specific folders from crawlers with wildcards like: User-agent: * Disallow: /system/ Disallow: /v* I want to hide all folders starts with "v" character. It will work this way?...

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....

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?...

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...

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 + ' -...

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...

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...

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!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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/...

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 --...

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...

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 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>...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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?...

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 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...

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...

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...

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"....

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...

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...

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:...

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] ...

Best JSON-LD practices: using multiple