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Adi Domocos

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Google will punish “intrusive interstitials” with a ranking penalty in 2017
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Eren Mckay

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Although this is not directly related to SEO, I thought maybe someone in here knows the answer to this. Does anyone know what happened to trending hashtags on Google Plus? This week it's not appearing in the explore tab anymore. We used to be able to see it at this link: https://plus.google.com/explore
Now we can search a hashtag and find related ones but not know what's trending there. Maybe it's somewhere else that I can't find?
Would love your thoughts! Thanks in advance for any help!
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Edwin Jonk
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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 204 on Thursday, 18 August 2016

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00:01:45 GWT Sitemap Error
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/gwt_sitemap_error
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00:02:39 No Data Available
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/no_data_available
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00:04:32 Structure data testing tool
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/structure_data_testing_tool
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Thanks to the expert panel +David Rosam +Masatake Wasa 

And a special thank you to the host +Jim Munro 

#SEO #HOA #seoquestions #dumbseoquestions
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Manika Saha

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This is the screenshot of sitemap issue in webmasters tool.
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You need to change it to XML format instead of HTML.
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Kuldeep Sharma

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Links to your site report says that - "No Data Available" and also show a anchor text report.

Is it Bug? +Jim Munro +Tim Capper
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:02:39 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/no_data_available +Kuldeep Sharma

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Mallikarjuna S

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Hi Community,

Can you give me your suggestions for this

One of my project keyword ranking is not improving in SERP. we are working since 6 months my website is online food delivery ( www(dot)nightcafe(dot)in )   can you give me your suggestions on this

thanks ...
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Hi +Suraj Gadage and +Dave Elliott  thank you for your valuable suggestions
+Suraj Gadage  Can you please briefly explain on below things then i am able to work on those
1. DA, SS, TF, etc what is this and how we can do?
2. For getting website in local one box results what are all the things we need to do can you list here
 
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Jim Munro

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Dumb SEO Questions 203.
 
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Greg Kristan

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What's the better format for pictures to be in to improve load time? PNG or JPEG? Let's say you take screenshots of things on your computer for your blog posts, so you are not taking any high resolution pictures. I also resize all images before uploading them to my blog.
Thanks!
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You might want to use image compressors like tinypng to compress images even after resizing and using. The image quality is not hampered but due to compression, images will load faster no matter what format you're using. Also make sure to use img-responsive class with images, useful when a site is loaded in a mobile device.
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Gaurav Kumar

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Google has crawled my website showing through site: search
but not showing in webmaster tool
any reason?
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There are possible explanations:
- Search Console is always late showing results, even two weeks
- Ensure you are monitoring the correct property (eg. https vs http)
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Jody Seither

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I want my customers to easily move from my website to my company' social media outlets. For the best SEO, should I set up the link to open in a new window or in the same window? I've read so many opposing comments, I'm not sure what to do.
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+Jody Seither +Dave Elliott is absolutely right.
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Timothy Bond

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I have just launched a new website and it targets 4 different countries. It uses Wordpress and I have set it so when someone from the uk reaches the landing page which is .com it redirects them to .com/uk rather than giving them a choice. Would this have any effect on the indexing or ranking of the website as a whole? 
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+Timothy Bond I haven't seen much of an impact on international sites with the current setting that you have described. However, Google recommends letting users choose all country versions (without automatic redirection), regardless of their location or browser settings.

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Andres Felipe Echavarria Henao

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Hi guys, I want to ask you something related to mobile SEO, my company wants to migrate our mobile site, now we have separate URLs, site.com and m.site.com we want to change this for a dynamic serving approach so we can have just one URL so that can help us with SEO, the thing is I read on google that we should put the vary HTTP header, but our it teams said that as we are using Akamai they do not recommend using the Vary header because it could have conflicts with the cache, my question is if we don't use the Vary header google may have some troubles identifying our content for mobile device or desktop? Thank you very much for your help!!
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+Andres Felipe Echavarria Henao Your IT team is absolutely right. CDNs like Akamai usually have problems with Vary HTTP header in terms of caching or serving the right content. Google says that the problem over the Vary HTTP header is with the CDNs and not their guidelines. However, I found a mixed responses on this problem. Below mentioned thread on Akamai community says that caching works as expected by vary header.

https://community.akamai.com/community/web-performance/blog/2015/09/16/is-caching-on-akamai-impacted-by-vary-header

Other hand I found someone from Akamai mentioning a workaround on Google Group for using Vary HTTP header.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/page-speed-discuss/kk-_1xslHrE

Hope this helps your IT team to fix the problem.

Suraj
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Jim Munro

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Dumb SEO Questions 204.
 
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Manika Saha

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Hii, I am in trouble. I have submitted my xml sitemap on webmasters tool. but there is an html tag error. they say my sitemap is in html format when it is in xml format. how to solve it?
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+Manika Saha​, as suraj says sometimes I have also seen this error which removes with the time.
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Arun Singh

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Hi,

I have a query about the structure data implementation, Actually in structure data testing tool for my website, it displaying twice implemented.

I just want to know, is there any harm my website?

And it comes from 2 different plugin on my website, One is Yoast and second i Structure data implementation.

Attached is the snapshot from testing tool.

TIA
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+Edwin Jonk Thanks for sharing !!
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Edwin Jonk
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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 203 on Thursday, 11 August 2016

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00:02:40 Ranking for similar domain names
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/ranking_for_similar_domain_names
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00:15:40 Screaming Frog can`t crawl my site
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/screaming_frog_cant_crawl_my_site
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00:25:09 What`s the better format for pictures? PNG of JPEG?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/whats_the_better_format_for_pictures_png_of_jpeg
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00:27:12 How much business name change is going to affect Google crawling?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/how_much_business_name_change_is_going_to_affect_google_crawling
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00:32:17 Will building citations on directories help a website rank?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/will_building_citations_on_directories_help_a_website_rank
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00:40:04 Change of Address tool in Google Search Console
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/change_of_address_tool_in_google_search_console
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00:44:13 Increase my traffic
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/increase_my_traffic
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01:03:05 Doubt about meta title
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/doubt_about_meta_title
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01:07:55 Missing data in Search console
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/missing_data_in_search_console
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Thanks to the expert panel +William Rock +Tim Capper +Masatake Wasa +David Rosam 

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Christopher Denno

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I am putting together a site and I have a question regarding Domain names. I have a long domain name from an old site that is www.1stclass-transportation.com Now the issue is I want to rank for limos. I recently bought LimosMN.com and I am setting up the site on that. A local competitor has LimoMN.com. Will this impact my site negatively in search results or should it be okay as far as SEO?
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:02:40 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/ranking_for_similar_domain_names +Christopher Denno

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Jefe Birkner

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I'm trying to solve a puzzle, have a WP site that has 13 pages in the sitemap, all show up as status 200 when I upload a file with a list of pages, but if I have Screaming Frog just crawl the site, from the home page, it only finds one page. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated

Best I can tell, robots.txt isn't blocking access, and I don't think I have SF set wrong, because it crawls other sites correctly

pages are things like;
/location-hours/
/pay-bills/
/forms-policies/

and robots looks like this;

# Google Image
User-agent: Googlebot-Image
Disallow:
Allow: /*

# Google AdSense
User-agent: Mediapartners-Google*
Disallow:

# digg mirror
User-agent: duggmirror
Disallow: /

# global
User-agent: *
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /wp-includes/
Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/
Disallow: /wp-content/cache/
Disallow: /wp-content/themes/
Disallow: /trackback/
Disallow: /feed/
Disallow: /comments/
Disallow: /category//
Disallow: */trackback/
Disallow: */feed/
Disallow: */comments/
Disallow: /*?
Allow: /wp-content/uploads/
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Exactly what the issue is. Remove the robots stuff. 
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Roxanne H

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Hi SEO Gurus,
Im building a new web-site. We are rebranding and renaming our company but the name change is just one letter. Tropiholic to Tropaholic. We have been in business 3 + years as Tropiholic and finally ranking (somewhat) on natural key words! Mostly brands. Traffic is slow as it is. We were wondering ... Should we keep Tropiholic afloat while we build up Tropaholic. Or, shut it down, redirect and wait it out... & pump in advertising traffic $$$.
Also, how much do you think the name change is going to affect Google crawling if we do shut it down since we are only changing one letter in our business name?
Thanks in advance. Mahalo!

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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:27:12 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/how_much_business_name_change_is_going_to_affect_google_crawling +Roxanne H

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