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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 80. on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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00:02:47 What do you know about the value of giving and receiving reviews from local businesses pages?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/what_do_you_know_about_the_value_of_giving_and_receiving_reviews_from_local_businesses_pages
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00:20:17 We recently migrated from a .net to a .com website address and I have some questions about it
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/we_recently_migrated_from_a_net_to_a_com_website_address_and_i_have_some_questions_about_it
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00:23:03 How can use copy content and avoid Google penalty?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/how_can_use_copy_content_and_avoid_google_penalty
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00:24:09 My website has gone far down in Google and i`m trying to understand why
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/my_website_has_gone_far_down_in_google_and_im_trying_to_understand_why
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00:31:59 I am getting an error in my webmaster tool and I don`t know how to resolve this. Please help me out
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/i_am_getting_an_error_in_my_webmaster_tool_and_i_dont_know_how_to_resolve_this_please_help_me_out
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00:40:32 Does anyone have an article or video about how to program schema code?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/does_anyone_have_an_article_or_video_about_how_to_program_schema_code
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00:45:05 I have a multiple urls and I want to use same content in all of those urls. Is it possible to use canonical in allpages??
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/i_have_a_multiple_urls_and_i_want_to_use_same_content_in_all_of_those_urls_is_it_possible_to_use_canonical_in_allpages
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00:48:53 My https version is indexed even though the canonical tag references the http://. Is this a major concern?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/my_https_version_is_indexed_even_though_the_canonical_tag_references_the_http_is_this_a_major_concern
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00:56:51 Anyone else noticing that Google Keyword Planner is providing less keyword ideas?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/anyone_else_noticing_that_google_keyword_planner_is_providing_less_keyword_ideas
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01:01:59 I`ve been wanting to ask something that I`m pretty confused about regarding SEO
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01:06:40 If I do blog commenting in related site of my project, will it be helpful in SEO purpose?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/if_i_do_blog_commenting_in_related_site_of_my_project_will_it_be_helpful_in_seo_purpose
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01:09:53 Quick SEO question. Any difference in SEO? page vs. post?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/quick_seo_question_any_difference_in_seo_page_vs_post
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01:10:55 Is buying or creating and using a keyword rich domain still worth it and a viable SEO strategy anymore or not?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/is_buying_or_creating_and_using_a_keyword_rich_domain_still_worth_it_and_a_viable_seo_strategy_anymore_or_not
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01:14:01 This is not a question but thank you for all the advice and help I get from this community
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01:16:12 I have been acrossed sites which doesn`t have any kind of meta data for site but rank high. How is it possible?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/i_have_been_acrossed_sites_which_doesnt_have_any_kind_of_meta_data_for_site_but_rank_high_how_is_it_possible
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01:17:33 If you could only pick THREE SEO tools or three types of software brand which would you choose? And why?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/if_you_could_only_pick_three_seo_tools_or_three_types_of_software_brand_which_would_you_choose_and_why
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01:27:14 If a client has a ton of images taken off Google to be used on their site what is the best way for us to fix this?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/if_a_client_has_a_ton_of_images_taken_off_google_to_be_used_on_their_site_what_is_the_best_way_for_us_to_fix_this
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01:34:14 I`d be interested to find out if there`s anyone on here that still uses My Blog Guest and if so is it still having a positive impact on your rankings?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/id_be_interested_to_find_out_if_theres_anyone_on_here_that_still_uses_my_blog_guest_and_if_so_is_it_still_having_a_positive_impact_on_your_rankings
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01:35:49 Customer service numbers to Google
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/customer_service_numbers_to_google
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01:45:26 How to set up targetted audience in Google Webmaster Tools if I have a site with two languages
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/how_to_set_up_targetted_audience_in_google_webmaster_tools_if_i_have_a_site_with_two_languages
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01:50:57 Is it possible the "302 redirect passes no authority" rule of thumb is no longer valid?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/is_it_possible_the_quot302_redirect_passes_no_authorityquot_rule_of_thumb_is_no_longer_valid
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01:57:14 Which sites are good for high PR backlinks?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/which_sites_are_good_for_high_pr_backlinks
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02:01:31 20 days to get Manual Action removed from our account?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/20_days_to_get_manual_action_removed_from_our_account
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02:02:10 Is it worth the time to go back and optimize old blog post (adding keywords, H1, H2 Tags etc) from a year ago?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/is_it_worth_the_time_to_go_back_and_optimize_old_blog_post_adding_keywords_h1_h2_tags_etc_from_a_year_ago
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02:03:47 How do I get more traffic from targeted city?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/how_do_i_get_more_traffic_from_targeted_city
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02:08:14 Google knocked out some of my local sites. Any thoughts?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/google_knocked_out_some_of_my_local_sites_any_thoughts
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02:20:55 German page is ranking in Switzerland before Swiss page! How to change it?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/german_page_is_ranking_in_switzerland_before_swiss_page_how_to_change_it
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02:40:59 I really want to try a different strategy in optimizing my website by using guest posting. Any thoughts?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/i_really_want_to_try_a_different_strategy_in_optimizing_my_website_by_using_guest_posting_any_thoughts
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02:44:46 Should I check the rel nofollow box?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/should_i_check_the_rel_nofollow_box
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02:46:30 I have a question about the canonical tag
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/i_have_a_question_about_the_canonical_tag
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02:48:57 I have an SEO / Marketing related question and I hope to find an answer to it here
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/i_have_an_seo_marketing_related_question_and_i_hope_to_find_an_answer_to_it_here
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02:54:31 Does any one know of any good Seo digital marketing white papers?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/does_any_one_know_of_any_good_seo_digital_marketing_white_papers
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02:57:58 Any suggestions to avoid the duplicate content issue across a blog series?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/any_suggestions_to_avoid_the_duplicate_content_issue_across_a_blog_series
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And special thanks to the host +Jim Munro 

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Chris M Cloutier

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Does anyone know of any respectable guide for setting up Yoast SEO?  I've been using all in one and feel like its time to change.  

I've found a lot of tutorials for configuring yoast but none that I feel like I can trust.  Plus they all them seem to contradict each other, which is frustrating.

I appreciate any help guys, thanks.
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Thanks +Yelena Shabrova I have been to that forum, but probably didn't spend enough time there.  You're right, that's probably the best place to find answers.  

I'll definitely check out the premium option.
Thanks for your help.
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I need your help my SEO brothers. :)

First question:
My client has 15 domains for different regions (.com, .co.uk, .fr, .lu, etc.).
Is it possible to give Google a signal that domain.de is the correct version of my site for users from Germany? Should I use hreflang for that? I know it is just a suggestion for Google.

Second question:

Is it good to redirect users from default english version to .de domain based on their user-agent info or IP localization? Should I use hreflang then? Sometimes people in Germany google things in english, so I don't really know if I should do that or not. For example I'm looking for some usefull information about hreflang attribute in Google.co.uk but I use Polish language as a default. So that - when I pick a result the site is redirecting me from .co.uk domain to .pl.

Third question
We got some domains in German (etc. DE. CH.) in the same language. How do we avoid duplicate content? We can't redesign the content - no time for that. :(

Last question (rly!)
We got multilanguage site for Nederlands because there are 3 or more languages in use. So on .nl domain we have to provide information in fr, de and nl. Will hreflang work fine then?

Thanks for any information. :)
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domain.de automatically targets German, no signal needed for that.

You shouldn't have to redirect as the user will get the preferred version if he comes through search and you can use hreflang to point to other versions so the user can pick that.

Not sure if I got your 3rd question.

FInally, hreflang will work fine.
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Paul Hayes

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My URL is: (www.booksip(dot)com)
 
My site is new and is still being indexed, I had increasing impressions as my sitemap was still getting indexed, then on the 15th April 2014 it dropped from 2000 to 100, it looks like I have a penalty.

 In the Google webmasters it is showing thousands of duplicate meta tags like:-

 Teenagers - Social Issues Audio Books
 /te​ena​ger​s-s​oci​al-​iss​ues​?or​der​by=​5
 /te​ena​ger​s-s​oci​al-​iss​ues​?pa​gen​umb​er=​10
 /te​ena​ger​s-s​oci​al-​iss​ues​?pa​gen​umb​er=​3
 but I have set the url parameters to ignore pagenumber, orderby and pagesize.

There must be something wrong with the site, could anybody help me here.

PS: I have both domains www and non-www and the non www redirects to the www.

I also added the url parameters manually when I set up the site.

Many Thanks,
Paul.
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+Edwin Jonk Perfect!
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Greg Baka

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The secret to getting listed on DMOZ.org is...???  Since 2007 I have submitted my ecommerce site to DMOZ every single year. And still we are not listed. I think we've been very patient....

My site is EasyDigging(dot)com and we sell garden tools and want to be added to dmoz(dot)org/Shopping/Tools/Gardening/Hand_Tools/  which is the proper category for us.

The submission form always seems to submit. But we never get accepted and we never get a rejection.

Is there a trick to getting listed on DMOZ???
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A link to me that provides no traffic is worthless. Traffic is people, people purchase and people share pages which generates more traffic.

So yes. Dmoz to me is not worth the effort. 
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Pam Aungst

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Does anyone know of a Chrome extension that uses Ahrefs data? I know Ahrefs doesn't have their own extension, but I'm wondering if there is a more generic SEO extension (similar to SEO Site Tools) that pulls data from multiple places, including Ahrefs. 
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Greg Kristan

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Quick Question about Stock Images.

If a client has a ton of images taken off Google to be used on their site what is the best way for us to fix this?

Could I take all o the images, put them in Photoshop, change them and all, then save as a different name and upload them back to the site? Is that fine or is that still basically the same image as before?

I try and always say take real pictures of everything so you don't run into this issue but that is not an option with this client

Thoughts?

Thanks!
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Hi +Greg Kristan.

 I would be more concerned about a lawsuit than a DMCA takedown. If it's possible that these images are licensed by someone like Getty Images I would recommend replacing them as soon as possible; they make a living from these types of claims. I know site owners who have ended up paying fines in excess of £10,000 for using them without permission. 

I'm pretty sure that mentioning a potential fine of this size will encourage the client to compromise. 
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Kate Toon

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Question: If you could only pick THREE SEO tools or three types of software brand which would you choose? And why?
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:17:33 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/if_you_could_only_pick_three_seo_tools_or_three_types_of_software_brand_which_would_you_choose_and_why +Kate Toon

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Steven Ciccantelli

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A few month ago with the help of +SEOKitten and +Jim Munro among others I found that my expensive web site was not indexed with Google.
+Ian Wortley offered to create a new site for me for Christmas and he came through like a champ.
New site is indexed and ranking great.So this really is not a question but a thank you for all the advice and help I get from this community.I hope it is OK to post as this really is not a question?
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:14:01 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/this_is_not_a_question_but_thank_you_for_all_the_advice_and_help_i_get_from_this_community +Steven Ciccantelli

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Hi Friends,

We recently migrated from a .net to a .com website address. We have applied a 301 redirect to every page on the old website (including the sitemap) to redirect to the corresponding page on the new website.

The question that's bugging me was:

I had submitted the old sitemap to Google WMT. So
Can I keep it (And Google will index the pages on the new website)
OR
Do I have to add and verify the new website to Google WMT?
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Thanks a lot. That really helped. :)
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Aman Tandon

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What about if we pass a do follow link from a sub domain to its main domain ? 

Any restrictions or guidelines or anything that states not to do it ?
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K. S. Bisht

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Can anyone analyze the website hairtalk . com . au

Website is fine and i know the basic things which are lacking.

The question is that this website is not in google for targeted keywords. Can anyone analyze a bit and tell me the exact problem.

Before you analyze i want to tell u that go for an advance analysis... I have already done that but still facing the problem.
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Thank You So much.  I think i should add hreflang tak into the website.
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Greg Kristan

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Has anyone noticed Google Analytics dropping visits and calling them sessions?

If so do they mean the same thing or something different?

Thanks!
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Thanks for the insight everyone! This is a popular topic here at work!
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Jennifer Reisinger

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When you delete a plug in from a WP blog, how do you fix constant 404 errors from popping up daily? I updated my blog to responsive, etc., and no longer needed the plug-in, but I keep getting error logs looking for the one I deleted, specifically, WP-Thumbie. I deleted a few other plug-ins and have no issues with those. Help, anyone?
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Wow - thank you! I'll do that and good riddance to bad rubbish. I never considered a bot - should have, though!
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Kallol Sarkar

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Customer service numbers to Google

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/4620709

Few Questions:

While I am implementing this on my site, I stumbled upon few questions.

1) Can I include 2 customer care nos. ?

2) Is it required to implement this in it's mobile site?

3) Where to put the code?

Customer care no. is present in Header and contact us page?

a) Both Header & Contact Us Page
b) Only Header
c) Only Contact Us page
d) Where ever the Customer care no. is displayed.

4) If we have same phone number in 2 or more different sites - will this have any negative impact on website - any penalty since we know the fate of review ratings being gamed by websites and google became selective to display it SERPs

I would like to know everyones views on this
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:35:49 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/customer_service_numbers_to_google +Kallol Sarkar

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Stuart Cooke

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I'd be interested to find out if there's anyone on here that still uses My Blog Guest and if so is it still having a positive impact on your rankings? I don't use it myself but it would be interesting to find out.
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:34:14 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/id_be_interested_to_find_out_if_theres_anyone_on_here_that_still_uses_my_blog_guest_and_if_so_is_it_still_having_a_positive_impact_on_your_rankings +Stuart Cooke

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James Simmonds

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Qustions 1: Hi Jim, We currently have two websites which both rank fairly well with identical keywords for our local business (don't ask). Nonetheless I am fairly sure that we are breaking google guidelines and would now like to merge these two sites. What would be best practice? 301 redirects to relevant pages? Might it better to just get rid of the second website rather than merging it. The website I want to merge is over 8 years old and was replaced with our new website. There is a possibility that it has some not entirely kosher links pointing to it. 

#localseo  

Question 2: There have been a lot of changes in the way google approaches local business over the past 6 months and possibly also where it takes its local signals from. One of the changes is the ability to post reviews from your business page. I have recently posted a review including pictures from our business page for our VW dealer who was ranked 6th in the local listings. One day later this dealer was ranked 1 with the keywords 'VW Hannover' I checked this on different devices and was not logged into google. What do you know about the value of giving and receiving reviews from local businesses pages? I have my own theories but would be very interested in your views. 
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+Paul Paquin First we ask our members to disable their links. For example goldenfs(dot)org.

Second I recommend asking a new question since this question is already answered.

Third, asking a question in somebody's thread can be seen as hijacking the thread which doesn't help the Original Poster.

When you ask a new question, you can link to this post to clarify your question more.
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Mikita Shah

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Kicking my Brain..
I have been acrossed sites which doesn't have any kind of meta data for site but rank high. How is it possible?
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I agree with that :) But they do affect results in other search engines so need to be optimised.
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David Jones

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Is buying or creating and using a keyword rich domain still worth it and a viable SEO strategy anymore or not?

edit: sorry if this has been asked before
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:10:55 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/is_buying_or_creating_and_using_a_keyword_rich_domain_still_worth_it_and_a_viable_seo_strategy_anymore_or_not +David Jones

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