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Anurag Bijalwan

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I have a shopping cart site, where I list the products, Also I applied there city filters as well.But on google, if I put the search query like- metal spacer in Los angles, I do not find the city specific pages ranking over normal product pages. Please suggest for best!
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Neeraj Pandey

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Hi,
I am finding some difficulties in my Global ( dot com) UK ( UK)  website. First I used x default en-GB on both websites dot com  and UK, It worked good for a few days but again it started showing dot com upper than UK in UK Google, Then I realized that I should use "en" instead of x default and updated the tag on both website, But Google still showing dot com website upper than Uk website in query " Brand Name". I am using the same for CA website too and it is showing correct in CA and USA Google but I don't know why it is showing wrong in UK website
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Ramesh have you got the url?
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Dave Elliott
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Apparently we arent using the GA sub forum anymore...... so, anyone know if it is possible to share either an advanced filter or shortcut via GA.

I have created an awesome(or blindingly obvious possibly) little filter to find all the referral spammers and can't be bothered to put it into every account i use.
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+Dave Elliott if you have questions or interesting stuff to share, head over to https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114481059214254340537

Thanks +Jim Munro ;)
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Edwin Jonk
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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 145 on Thursday, 2 July 2015

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00:02:07 303 Redirects
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/303_redirects
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00:05:36 Site Performance
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/site_performance
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00:16:46 Adobe Tracking
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/adobe_tracking
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00:19:36 Monitoring Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/monitoring_webmaster_tools_and_google_analytics
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00:26:23 Page 1 on Yahoo, Page 6 on Google
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/page_1_on_yahoo_page_6_on_google
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00:39:26 Changing Meta Title and Description
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/changing_meta_title_and_description
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00:52:25 Rank higher in Google PR
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/rank_higher_in_google_pr
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00:55:13 Does Google Penalized my page?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/does_google_penalized_my_page
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Thanks to the expert panel +Tim Capper +Masatake Wasa +Rob Maas +David Rosam 

And a special thank you to the host +Jim Munro 

#SEO #HOA #seoquestions #dumbseoquestions
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Rotimi Orimoloye (Orims)
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303 Redirects Anybody?

Hey folks,

I've searched quite a bit and noticed that there isn't a terrible lot of information out there about 303 redirects.
And Google seems mysteriously silent about it as well.
(unless I'm not searching properly - anyone? kindly help with a link)

So far all I have gathered about the 303 See Also (or See Other) redirect is that you get much less "link juice" when you use it, as in comparison to the more common SEO redirects. 
But I would love to know if any of you is aware of any other downsides to using this redirect?

Thanks guys!
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thanks +Jim Munro.
So does this mean that the 302 is even more problematic than the 303?

Here's a scenario where someone would want to use such a redirect:

You have a blog post about football.
You link your keyword to the Wikidata entry on football (this lets machines instantly know what your post is about - it also shows that you mean European football, not American).

You use these linked-data rich resource pages to make your own webpages more understandable to search engines. But while these wikidata and freebase entries are rich in machine readable data, they are not so nourishing to human readers, so you want humans to follow those links to your own preferred or authored definitions of those words.

This is my understanding of why some guys in the semantic-web may use 303s.
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Kevin Pederson

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Thanks for creating this community +Edwin Jonk  I hope I would get some help from this community. can any member of this community help to find anything where i can improve the performance of my site -  (http://goo.gl/ffFxaz)  on page or even off page unique idea are most welcome
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:05:36 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/site_performance +Kevin Pederson

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Jim Munro
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Crossposting.

This line has been added to this community's description, "Please do not cross-post to other communities, choose one at a time."

Looking back, I think cross-posts have been generally low value questions not likely to be useful to this community. I will remove all cross-posts in the future and invite other moderators to consider doing the same.
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Hmmm not sure about this rule Jim. I have quite often cross posted stuff in here with a GA group in the past. You lot answer a lot more quickly which allows me to do further research but I occasionally get a  more detailed response from a more specific group.

That said as long as this isn't a set in stone rule and the mods use a bit of common sense( and don't delete anything of mine :D then it makes sense)
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Dan Reeves

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I have a dumb SEO question that I just cannot figure out.. I have a website that when you type in their name in Yahoo and in Bing you get page 1 first result. But Google, Page 6. Everything I can think of is optimized correctly. Why the BIG difference between Google, Bing and Yahoo?  The search term is "Liberty Ammunition" and the site is libertyammunition.com. I am lost.
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Thanks for reviewing my question, it was appreciated. As far as a letter from Google or something regarding being penalized, nothing like that ever. Yes, the site changed from one name to the other and there are a ton of 301 redirects, but nothing black about the SEO or intentionally black. Based on your feedback, the answer to my question is "Google may be penalizing this site in ways that Bing and Yahoo do not, but not sure why" Nothing in the toolbox suggests anything is wrong or worth being penalized. Doesn't mean we aren't. We will keep looking for answers and thanks for taking a look.
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Jose Ortiz

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My company is in Puerto Rico. My SEO efforts are ranking very good in Google but not in Google PR. There is a difference of more than 25 positions between Google and Google PR which is the one I would like to rank higher since is the one people from Puerto Rico use for their searches. Is this common? What should I do to Rank higher in Google PR?
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:52:25 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/rank_higher_in_google_pr +Jose Ortiz

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Edwin Jonk
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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 144 on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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00:02:44 Websites lost some of its rankings
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/websites_lost_some_of_its_rankings
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00:05:26 Contact Form?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/contact_form
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00:06:50 Directory Indexing and 404
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00:08:45 Google Review Snippet
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00:10:18 Targetted Keywords
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00:21:14 Missing: Author Missing
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00:22:25 Long Tail Keywords
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/long_tail_keywords
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00:24:20 Keywords for Hotel
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00:29:40 Schema Microdata
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/schema_microdata
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Thanks to the expert panel +Rob Maas +Masatake Wasa +Richard Hearne +Micah Fisher-Kirshner +Michelle Dear +Tim Capper +David Rosam 

And a special thank you to the host +Jim Munro 

#SEO #HOA #seoquestions #dumbseoquestions
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Billy Boyle

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Hey guys thanks for allowing, just about anyone to join this group.
I have a question and I hope it's okay to ask straight away.
My website is currently at amlcandles[dot]co[dot]uk what I would wondering is. whether to rename the domain to anne-makes-lovely-candles or annemakeslovelycandles. I would imagine there are arguments to both sides, like with dashes is harder to remember, or as one word it will not be used on page. I already write it as Anne Makes Lovely Candles throughout the store and my shopping cart makes an (S.E.O) page title of anne-makes-lovely-candles.co.uk, but it's not my domain name. I have a quandary? What to do? I am trying my best to make as good a job as possible to rank well and don't know which to choose.

Please help Billy 
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Hey +Billy Boyle 
If you're looking to leverage the domain name for SEO purposes then you're probably wasting your time and money.

My view is that no one is searching for "anne makes lovely candles" or anything like it.

Leave it as it is :)
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Notun Bazar - Post Free Ads

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*What areas do you think are currently the most important in organically ranking a site for a particular keyword?*
1) Keyword in anchor text of external & internal back links
2) Internal link structure
3) Keyword density in content, title, description, alt tags, h1 tag etc
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Keyword density in content, title, description, alt tags, h1 tag 
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francesca bandini

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Google.ru and Yandex: I am doing some research about Russia. I have just started so I was wondering if someone could help.
It seems that it is not possible to rank orgnically in the Russian Serp for the afore mentioned Search Engines, without employing a local (Russian) SEO firm. Is it true? Any experience? Thanks.
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+francesca bandini​ i guess that's because an in house SEO that's also fluent in russian is not that common. Outsourcing to a Russian SEO firm is just the quickest way to do the job.
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Jim Munro

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Dumb SEO Questions 145.
 
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kumbirai masanganise

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Hi Guys  I have a client whose website was built on Adobe CQ5 and  I need to implement adobe tracking and learn how to use it as this CMS is not compatible with GA or the client just does not want to use GA. If anyone here has used Adobe Analytics , site catalyst  in South Africa  please share quick summary of any useful information I can use to my advantage and to learn more . 
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:16:46 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/adobe_tracking +kumbirai masanganise

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Elrey Resultan

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Good day,

May I ask what specific things to monitor in Google Webmaster and Goolge Analytics?

I will be having a report for my boss but I only know 40% functions of these tools.
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:19:36 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/monitoring_webmaster_tools_and_google_analytics +Elrey Resultan

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Andres Felipe Echavarria Henao

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hello can you help me with this question please? I want to know if would be harmful for the rank to change the titles and meta descriptions of a site that have some good positions in SERP, I think the site has good positions because is and old site but it doesn't have any on site optimization. the site is amicar(dot)cl, thanks
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:39:26 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/changing_meta_title_and_description +Andres Felipe Echavarria Henao

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Elrey Resultan

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Question: Does Google Penalized my page?

I've optimized this page for keywords:

www(DOT)philbooking(DOT)com/hotels/philippines/metro-manila/aurum-one-makati

Then, I've use the "Fetch as Google" to manually submit the page. After it is already index, I've tried to search if it is showing in Google Results. Last Monday, it was shown in the second page in google Philippines. Now, the page was gone in the search results even though I've putted the exact URL in the search box and go. The page result is not showing.

Did Google remove the page in Google index?
Why Google not notifying if some page will be remove?
Do anyone know what is the solution on this problem?


Thanks,

Elrey 
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From the expert panel in this weeks SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:55:13 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/does_google_penalized_my_page +Elrey Resultan

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Jim Munro

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Dumb SEO Questions 144.
 
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