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Nikhil Raj
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Does anyone know how to write a regex that matches numbers between and including 17,210,369 to 34,420,736? Thanks!
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Hi, any idea why "Windows" is appearing as an OS under the Mobile > Devices report. It also shows "Windows Phone" which is a mobile OS. Digging into "Windows" I found that the devices are "not set", Microsoft Xbox One, Windows RT Tablet. Should I believe this report? And why would "not set" appear for the device's name?
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I was tracking the sitemap index numbers for all the files I have submitted using Search Console. Noticed that in some weeks when I compare it with the last week, the index numbers goes down for the sitemap files, in the range of a few thousands. Any idea why this might be the case? Why would a page in the index get removed? There is no change in robots.txt, meta robots tag, canonical link.
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Google is pretty clever, the algo behind it is constantly improving and adapting. To check everything follow these steps


Install SEO tools for Excel

Open the XML sitemap in Excel (literally copy and paste the URL into the open dialoge box )

- Check the canonical = the url
- Check the headers
- Check the title tags for duplication
- Check the meta robots

No issues? It maybe that when google crawled your site you had some pages returning an unexpected response, it should tell you this in crawl errors.

Finally it may simply be that this site has "too much" content for Google to index, if your PageRank is low and your number of pages is high that can cause this, but it is pretty unlikely.

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Hi Guys, Please could you check my post regarding hacked content on Webmaster Central forum https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/AL-w4_vv-Oc Not sure what I should do! The website is not hacked! +John Mueller +Gary Illyes
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Search Console now says there is no hacked content in WWW. I hope within a few days these wrong notices will be removed from DE domain also. I have filed a review again for DE +John Mueller
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Has any one got image domains in Search Console. How's the crawl stats going? Mine is almost zero activity.
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+Dawn Anderson No. It gets a 200 always.
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I have an event on my CTA button. GA reports total events as 48. That button is the only way the user can reach my checkout page. I made a segment for the event to track the pageviews on the checkout page. The pageviews reported is 34 which doesn't match the button clicks. Why the difference in metrics? Thanks!
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It sounds like a pageview tag issue. Have you tried to segment it down by device to see if the difference is equally split along all devices or if it is a particular device/browser version that causes this? 
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I am looking at the effects of sampling in Google Analytics. But first I think I need to understand how filters work! I have two questions.

1. What is the difference that could happen to sampling if I "exclude" let's say /category pages and if I "search and replace" all /category pages as a single /category/ page?

After setting up the above filters in two different views: Let's say my product pages received 10,000 sessions yesterday in the unfiltered view. Now when I excluded all category pages in a different view, the traffic to product pages increased and was at 15,000 sessions on the same day!

Now in the other view where I search and replaced category pages to be tracked as a single /category/ url in GA, the sessions were same as the unfiltered view.

2. So does that mean I can reduce the effects of sampling or the high cardinality issue if I make a view to track only the product pages?
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+Nikhil Raj No. Don't do that. Filters are really only useful for session based dimensions in this scenario.

In terms of hit volume, technically it is at the account level, not property level. If you go over the limits, ultimately Google is planning on sending some thugs over who will break your legs.

www.googlethugs.com
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Q on Search Console: The index status number in search console hasn't changed for last 4 weeks. But the sitemap index count is growing. Anyone see similar pattern in search console? 
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For the usage rights filter in Google Images, to enable it for my images should I add the license property for schema Image Object. Does it work? Or is it based on Google's classification of websites? Any one knows..
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Found 3 ways. 1) rel=copyright in header 2) rel-license microformat 3) license for ImageObject schema Hope this works!
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Has any one got image domains in Search Console. How's the crawl stats going? Mine is almost zero activity.
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Any one?
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Confused and need help!

I blocked all images in one of my client's website. Google says I can do it without affecting web search [https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35308?hl=en]

But then when I did the Fetch and Render the blocked resources appeared with a severity level High. "The missing resource significantly affects the rendered page, and will probably change how Google indexes your page" [https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6066468?hl=en&rd=2]

What does that mean?

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+William Harvey Thanks! That answers my question. Last time when I checked my log files, images crawled by Googlebot was almost 0% but all the images were crawled by imagebot. So may be rendering and crawling are different.
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Introduction
I am an SEO analyst. You can find me at www.nikhilraj.com
Education
  • College of Engineering Attingal
    Btech, 2006 - 2010
  • MMRHS
    10th, 2003 - 2004
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
SEO
Employment
  • Alamy
    Senior SEO Engineer, 2015 - present
  • Suyati Technologies
    Inbound Marketing Analyst, 2012 - 2015
  • DK New Media
    SEO Analyst, 2012 - 2013
  • Trikode Solutions Private Limited
    Internet Marketing Specialist, 2011 - 2012
  • Oregon Technologies
    SEO Analyst, 2010 - 2011
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