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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 195 on Thursday, 16 June 2016

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00:02:13 Angular JS content
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/angular_js_content
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00:04:35 Domain Migration
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/domain_migration
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00:07:35 Short lifetime products
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/short_lifetime_products
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00:12:12 Partially Crawled
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/partially_crawled
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00:27:05 What is good marketing for a Shopify?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/what_is_good_marketing_for_a_shopify
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00:35:02 KML Task
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/kml_task
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00:36:29 Title tags are too long
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/title_tags_are_too_long
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00:38:59 White label products website
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/white_label_products_website
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00:44:04 Link Manipulation
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/link_manipulation
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00:51:34 A good technical seo book for me?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/a_good_technical_seo_book_for_me
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01:01:26 Google plus page and google my business, are they the same?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/google_plus_page_and_google_my_business_are_they_the_same
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01:08:29 Ranked no3 for the same keyword
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/ranked_no3_for_the_same_keyword
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Martin Nørgaard

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I´ve got a number in my domain name. Does numbers in domain names hurt my ranking possibilities? Is it for example harder to rank sport247.com than mysport.com
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bAbA pAvAn kUmAr AnAnThA

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Hi I have an issue my blog new posts are not appearing google SERP since 24-06-2016. Not only my blog so many bloggers having this issue.
Can any one have information about this issue. P
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Karol Soja

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Do you know any way to check historical data for keywords search volume? 4 years back. 
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+Suraj Gadage Oh Thanks :) I have Semrush Guru and you are right - I can check there this historical data. Unfortunatelly there are no data for my country(Poland), but data for US will be also helpful.

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Chase Reiner

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Does anyone know if the schema creativework element does anything? I see people ranking well in Google who are using it: (https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/u/0/#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbpctech.com%2Fcomputer-service%2F)
public. NEW TEST. settings. View Search Gallery; Help; Send Feedback. play_arrow. VALIDATE.
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You can clearly see that even in the blog he is putting all of his written content in creativework markup. https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/u/0/#url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbpctech.com%2Fcomputer-tips%2Fwindows-10-upgrade%2F
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‫محمد فارس‬‎

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My website https://www.mohmal.com

I haven't specify the x-default page. Instead of that the the baseurl of the website considered link[rel=alternative] as the default language "Arabic" within link[rel=alternative].

Is it dangerous (I may lose PageRank or something) if make the baseurl as a x-default page and let the Arabic language take another url like /ar. Still the baseurl shows Arabic content and still the page identical to /ar.
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خدمة البريد المؤقت العربية. لن تصلك رسائل دعائية مزعجة بعد الآن.
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:03:22 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/baseurl_as_a_xdefault_page +محمد فارس

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Louise Li

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Hi All should you pre-render Angular JS content to help SEO or is this against Google recommended guidelines? 
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:02:13 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/angular_js_content +Louise Li

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Warrington Carpet Cleaners

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Hi Guys another Seo question for you.
My website http://www.warringtoncarpetcleaners.co.uk is currently ranked no3 for the same keyword.
The competitor at no 1 has not updated their website for 193 days, have few backlinks, however do have 10 google+ reviews.
I was led to believe that updating your website on a regular basis helped.
With regards to content they have three times the amount i have.
Any suggestions how they can remain at no 1?
Russ
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Many thanks +Liz Bobeck for the info!
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Padmanabh Daga

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Hi,

What is good marketing for a Shopify?
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:27:05 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/what_is_good_marketing_for_a_shopify +Padmanabh Daga

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Greg Kristan

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I have a site with internal search. I've noticed the internal search URL will change to ? once a user types in something because it is dynamically created. In terms of stopping Google and Bing from indexing this content, should my robots.txt look like this
Disallow: /search/?
or
Disallow: /search/?*
Thanks!
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Is the internal form using a GET action? That would explain the sudden appearance of the "?". I would think it wouldn't matter. If you put in /search/ it will know what the page is regardless if there is a "?" present or not.
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Mike Cooke

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Ok, I have an interesting one, I have a website running with good authority score and I wish to add a blog to the site. However because of constraints, it has to be on a separate server what is the best method for redirecting so it looks seamless, I also can't use a subdomain.

For example

mywebsitedotcom/myblog

my blog is on a separate server from themywebsitedotcom and I can't use a subdomain.
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+Mike Cooke An easy way to do this use a subdomain, but in your case it's not possible. If you want to use a subdirectory, then one way is to use an .htaccess file. You can have a 301 redirect that redirects your server IP to the server where you want to host your blog on. But one problem with this method is users will see the IP address in the address bar which is not recommended.

Another solution could be set up Apache to act as a proxy. This system requires some advanced programming and you need to consult with technical team. We basically configure a system where requests to the specified subfolder would be passed on to the new web server.

Hope this helps!
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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 196 on Thursday, 23 June 2016

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00:03:22 Baseurl as a x-default page
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/baseurl_as_a_xdefault_page
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00:07:34 A lot of images are not indexed by Google
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/a_lot_of_images_are_not_indexed_by_google
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Atish Hemade

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Hi all,

We have a e-commerce Magento site with over 1000's of products and images. (around 20,000 pages)
But a lot of images are not indexed by Google.
When we searched in google images as site:example.com hardly a few images are indexed like 20 odd images. The image source path is from media.example.com.
Some image examples-
http://media.example.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/233x/9df78eab33d525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/2/_/2_2_1.jpg
http://media.example.com/media/wysiwyg/b6799ppl_1_.jpg

We have provided alt and image title tags, still no results.Checked in google search console of media.example.com, it says images are indexed.

Now we have disallowed the following in robots.txt
Disallow: /media/customer/
Disallow: /media/dhl/
Disallow: /media/downloadable/
Disallow: /media/import/
Disallow: /media/pdf/
Disallow: /media/sales/
Disallow: /media/tmp/
Disallow: /media/xmlconnect
Is this by any chance causing any trouble.

Secondly preferred URL on search console is set to www.example.com - Is this anything to do with the indexing issues.


Please help. Let me know if more information is required
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:07:34 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/a_lot_of_images_are_not_indexed_by_google +Atish Hemade

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Michael Tigulo

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Is google plus page and google my business are the same? Like my client website already have a google plus page and its verified bug when i go to google my bussiness, it is empty.

Question: so I need to create google my business even if there is an existing google plus page? Thanks
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:01:26 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/google_plus_page_and_google_my_business_are_they_the_same +Michael Tigulo

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Greg Kristan

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Can anyone recommend a good technical seo book for me? I feel like I know the basics, but I am sure there is much more out there and a book is something I can take on my long plane ride in the next month
Thanks!
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:51:34 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/a_good_technical_seo_book_for_me +Greg Kristan

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John Pitcher

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I have one established blog post on facts about my home town which includes (among other "interesting" facts) famous people associated with that town.

I have a separate established blog post just on famous people associated with my home county, listed in alphabetical order within type (actors, writers etc).

On the "famous people - county" post, I would like to list famous people associated with my home town and then give a "more info" link to my home town post. That would make that listing more comprehensive without duplicate content.

My question: if I suddenly create 20-40 additional links from my county post to my home town post, will Google's algorithms think this is "manipulation" in some way and penalise me?

Note that, if my approach is OK, I would probably do the same for other county posts (film and TV, literary mentions etc) and also link items in these back to the single "interesting facts for town" post (which is a pretty comprehensive post for that town).

I'm not trying to do "seo sculpting" - I want my county post to have a comprehensive list without duplicating content - but don't want to have 20-40 no-follow links all leaking link juice either.
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Chase Reiner

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Does fixing issues with different pages on a site effect the over all SEO of all the pages on the site? For instance, say the home page has fine on page SEO but the about page doesn't (title tags are too long, no headers, missing meta description, etc.) after fixing the about page, will it help the home page rank higher?
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:36:29 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/title_tags_are_too_long +Chase Reiner

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Michael Tigulo

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Hey guys,

I have a kml task but i don't have an idea on how to put the generate codes on root directory of the website. Can anyone teach me on how to do it. Thanks. 
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:35:02 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/kml_task +Michael Tigulo

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Vignesh Conflate

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Any one help me please www.suvingotrip.ch this is online booking taxi site in switzerland we have differentiated state, city and area. here google webmasters are crawling correct meta tag in state and city categories, but in area section it will not crawling it will crawl home page meta tag but in my site they shown correctly but google webmaster master could not properly taken. Images are shown in below. please be check it and reply me. thank you


www.suvingotrip.ch - domain
www.suvingoptrip.ch/aargau - state
www.suvingotrip.ch/aargau/taxi-aarau - city
www.suvingotrip.ch/aargau/taxi-buchs - area
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