I have a small question, I help look after a large site, we are seeing a lot of movement in GWT on the Pages crawled per day bouncing around a lot. I cant find a obvious answer at the min, is anyone else getting this with their site at the moment?
I need to drop placement for national SERPs without loosing local placement. Any ideas?
A few months ago, I started working at the local county elections office. During lunch, I did some tweaks to the website and accidentally got top placement. Our staff can barely handle the call volume from our county visitors, but with the presidential election I need to figure out to have the visitors focused only in our county... not the whole nation. Help!
When we came to redirect, we found that we cannot now redirect the old #!/ to any new page as these are seen as virtual pages or "bookmarks" and redirects will not work to any new page.
In addition, there are about 50 odd WIX "page fragments" of near-duplicate content in Google's index all now pointing at the home page of the new site but with the #!/ string.
Is there anything that can be done:
1 To delete the old page fragments from Google's/Bing's indexes so the site is not hit with duplicate content issues? (Webmaster Tools will not let us delete page fragments.)
If nothing is done, will Google gradually de-index these page fragments? Or is there any other way of informing Google to delete them?
I have put rel="canonical" on the home page.
2 To redirect any old pages so that any link juice is maintained. (There is not much as the owner had not done any real link building, but it would help for the keywords not to be treated as new keywords.)
Also, It helps you see how your page index & backlink profile is running . if you have set www so in ur non www version the index status would be showing how your non www pages are indexing preferably in such case it shouldn't be indexing the same is for backlink
Hello all you super helpful people (I love this place!), my website was hacked. Pages were added with spammy content for some drug website. My site was removed from Google search results. I was able to clean it up and we are back in the position on the first page where we were before the hack but i am concerned about the hundreds of search results that come up when I Google my domain. I guess these are links back to those spammy pages. Can Google penalize me for those down the road even though they have deemed my site repaired? Is there any way to get rid of them. There are hundreds, maybe thousands. They are things like fake blogs and comments and they are all over the world.
Very likely the robots.txt file contains a leading hidden character called BOM (Byte Order Mark) which, while actually valid for an UTF-8 document, is surprisingly not understood by Google parser (at least the one used in Search Console diagnostic tool).
For example, Windows notepad.exe adds it when saving the document as "Unicode" (Windows jargon for "UTF-8").
You have two solutions/workaround: 1) save the file without BOM character 2) or simply add a first line comment (e.g. "# who cares for BOM :)", it will be reported in Search Console as a non recognized line and ignored, but hey, it's just a comment!
Today I made a search 'business website' on google without signed in on a windows nokia lumia mobile . I found options to see the results in English as well as in Hindi on top of the page. Is it a new change in google mobile SERP or is it by windows?
Hey guys, Anybody know why I can not see any backlinks on one page that I have, I know there are some good domains that are linking to my site with follow links, when I check in ahrefs, majestic and moz, there are not backlinks falabella(dot)com/falabella-cl/Cyberday
+Edwin Jonk Actually, I did not published much content. I just set up webmaster tools few days ago. Let's say I start publishing content from today for Canada audience, and change geo location to Canada. Now, how many days it will take to show effect?
With regards to local SEO and organic search results, if a brick and mortar business has two locations would it be best to have two separate websites, one for each location or just one website with both locations listed?
One with two listings on Google My Business. The reason is that you focus on one site which tends to lead to better quality. And if you have two separate sites the sites compete with each other for the same keywords (phrases). While if you have one site the combined search value normally outranks both of them.
Why not load all images in css sprites? Since speed is an important SEO factor. I do not care if people can find my images. I care about being ranked high for KEYWORDS with buy intentions.
I have h1, h2, h3 and 1 optimalised image. The other images I load in css sprites to increase loading time. Do you guys think that image optimalisation actually help rank content in WEB SERP or that its more intended for IMAGE SERP? Does speed have more influence on a high SERP ranking or image optimalisation?
Thank you for your response. So yeah thats kind of my dilemma. How much does the alt attribute contributes to the serp ranking of a website? I dont have the knowledge for this but isnt this maybe mostly used for image search instead of web serp rank of the full page? I like speed and im loading jpg sprites as well now. I keep at least one image with the alt attribute on the page but other then that I focus on speed. Im just curious if this could be more effective.