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Claudette Parry

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Hi there I have a question! :)
Recently i have discovered that my social signal numbers are very low for example they are recorded as 26 facebook likes when i have 2,700 followers on my page. It states I have had 21 shares when i know I have had over 500 for one post alone! I am baffled by these numbers and i think it's affecting my site position - can you help explain this to me. Thanks so much. Claudette
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Priya Sree

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anyone share the best link building method for getting good SERP because i'm read many blog but still i'm not find the correct way . so please tell some solutions
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Contributing to blogs relevant to your site is a good place to start. For instance, I run a website that is based on anime shows. So, to build up back links, I spend some time going around to popular anime blogs and starting up conversations. I also post relevant articles to sites like Ezine, blogger, etc. Granted this is small scale (10k page views daily), but it has worked for me :)

Just a side note, building up links is nice and all, but it's even better to interact / build an audience while you do it! :)
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Debdatta Basu

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I am trying to generate conversion tracking code for my website to integrate it into analytics. but I couldn't do it. kindly tell me the procedure of generating conversion code.
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:12:48 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/procedure_of_generating_conversion_code +Debdatta Basu

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Muhammad Usman

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How to change Geographic Target in #Google #Webmaster #Tools?

Let say if my domain name having .co.uk extension in the end.

Thanks
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:13:59 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/how_to_change_geographic_target_in_gwt +Muhammad Usman

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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 200. on Thursday, 21 July 2016
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00:00:40 The changing roles of SEOs
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/the_changing_roles_of_seos
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00:34:50 Bing posts 43% growth.
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/bing_posts_43_growth
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00:51:24 Does anyone know where Penguin is buried?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/does_anyone_know_where_penguin_is_buried
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01:08:09 Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing.
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/social_media_marketing_content_marketing
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01:18:08 Aggregation.
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/aggregation
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01:26:37 Disappearing Sitelinks
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/disappearing_sitelinks
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01:29:54 Google search console issues.
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/google_search_console_issues
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01:32:53 What is the website wordpress plug in for caching?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/what_is_the_website_wordpress_plug_in_for_caching
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01:34:03 Can you dislodge a competitor`s Knowledge Graph listing?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/can_you_dislodge_a_competitors_knowledge_graph_listing
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01:40:57 Should I submit a new URL to the Google Search Console
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/should_i_submit_a_new_url_to_the_google_search_console
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CK Stull

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Hi guys! Been a while since I posted here.

I have a question about canonical thieves...

I have a post that has always ranked really well. Last week I noticed my traffic waning.

Eventually I went searching for the problem and found that another website has basically stolen my canonical tag.

When I was I was trying to fix this, I noticed a website with my exact title and description in the SERPs.

I clicked on it and my blog post opened up. But only for a second. Then another website with a spammy capture page opened up on top of it.

To me, it looks like they’ve stolen my rel=canoncial tag (I can see it when I “view source" on their page) and they’re also using some sort of iFrame or something.

Have you guys ever heard of this happening?

I’ve got a complaint in with Google, and I’ve contacted hostgator (their host) but everyone seems to be taking their sweet time.

I’ve also tried making changes to the page content, and I’ve even unpublished it now. Nothing changes though.

What can I do?

(I can post links if it helps)

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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:34:34 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/canonical_thieves +CK Stull

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Jim Munro
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Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing.

What are some of the things we can do to guide and assist our clients to leverage social media and content marketing?
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:08:09 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/social_media_marketing_content_marketing +Jim Munro

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Jim Munro
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Does anyone know where Penguin is buried?

Did Penguin address the problem it set out to solve?
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:51:24 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/does_anyone_know_where_penguin_is_buried +Jim Munro

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Jim Munro
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Bing posts 43% growth.

+Alistair Lattimore asked this question at our 100th episode (AUG 2014), "
I've been really impressed with the progress that Microsoft have made with Bing in the last 12-24 months, feels as though there is a concerted effort happening and features are being added to search to improve it (inc. some examples from the Bing webmaster blog).

Can you speak about some of the work your currently attacking at all?

Where do you see the future of search heading in general, is the Star Trek computer pinned up on the Bing office walls like it might be in Amit Singhal's?

Do you think search is going to be the centre of information retrieval in a more general sense long term?

With the staggering growth in mobile we've been seeing over the last few years, is conversational search a critical piece of the puzzle for success?"
 
Awesome growth from Microsoft Bing!
Microsoft announced earnings last night and i focused in a bit on their search specific numbers.There weren't many blurps about it in the specific release besides for
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:34:50 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/bing_posts_43_growth +Jim Munro

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James Ruesch

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Hi. I've been using search console for months now and I am just wondering why it still displays the following errors.

Duplicate meta descriptions
Short meta descriptions

I assure you that my pages have different and unique meta descriptions and they have been crawled by Google successfully. But still, I have a duplicate meta error.

Regarding the detected short meta issue, last updated date here is July 18, just recent. So I believe that there is no way that Google has not seen my updated page.

My theory is Google detects a duplicate meta when pages' descriptions have the same idea or subject. Can this be true?

Please enlighten me and others who are experiencing this.

Thank you so much.
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:29:54 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/google_search_console_issues +James Ruesch

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Edwin Jonk
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SEO: Dumb SEO Questions 201 on Thursday, 28 July 2016
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00:01:32 Old Domain or New Domain?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/old_domain_or_new_domain
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00:12:48 Procedure of generating conversion code
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/procedure_of_generating_conversion_code
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00:13:59 How to change Geographic Target in GWT?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/how_to_change_geographic_target_in_gwt
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00:17:40 Will Google penalise shared databases between websites?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/will_google_penalise_shared_databases_between_websites
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00:30:09 Sub Domain or Sub Folder?
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/sub_domain_or_sub_folder
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00:33:25 Tracking call conversions
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/tracking_call_conversions
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00:34:34 Canonical Thieves
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/canonical_thieves
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00:42:36 Same services but web content are different
http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/same_services_but_web_content_are_different
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Gary Fonda

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Hi, I have a new client that has only been online for only approx 2 months, new web site and domain. She set up her business, name, logo, etc as Fluid Motion Maui. She is unhappy with her page rankings, and I have a good idea why. Her original domain "fluidmotionmaui.com" does NOT have the main idea of her business (pilates) inside of the title in the domain. That said, she purchased a new domain "pilatesstudiomaui" that has the main idea of her business (pilates) included inside of the title in the domain. My question is, should I advise her to keep the original domain and fully otimize it in Google and other search engines (which have not yet been done) OR use the new domain going forward and use that? Hope this makes sense.
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:01:32 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/old_domain_or_new_domain +Gary Fonda

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Samantha Catlow

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I have a live e-com site and I'm beginning to plan a second e-com site with the same products but targeted towards a different market segment. I am considering developing a shared database between the two sites however I am concerned that google may penalise the sites. The product data, images and specifications will be the same, but there will be unique page content.
1. Will Google penalise shared databases between websites?
2. Does Google penalise shared product data from one supplier’s website to another, with copying of text, specifications, videos and images? (It is difficult to have unique product data / specifications)
3. Alternatively I can develop 2 separate sites with separate databases, will this be a safer & Google SEO friendlier option?
Thanks in advance!
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Nishad S.L

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I am working with a company offering jobs in Middle east. The site has got sub folders for different country views like www.abc.com/kuwait, www.abc.com/qatar etc. My doubt is, which will be more seo friendly sub domain or sub folders as it is now. We are not getting a stable result. Thanks in advance.
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:30:09 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/sub_domain_or_sub_folder +Nishad S.L

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Chase Reiner

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What do you guys recommend for tracking call conversions? Google forwarding number or a third party app?
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Piyush Vasoya

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Hi,

I have two websites.

1. http://paradisegold.in
2. http://www.paradisesanitaryware.com

Both these website has same design structure, same codding, offers same services but web content are different and unique.

So my question is how it will impact on SEO?

Is Google allow for Good ranking of my second site that copy from original?
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:42:36 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/same_services_but_web_content_are_different +Piyush Vasoya

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Aggregation.

We asked this question during our 100th episode and received some insightful responses. What do we think, two years later?

"Search engines are now providing enhanced search results that push out the middle man. Like Hotel search or product comparisons. Considering both the supplier and the customer, is this a good or bad thing?"
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Jim Munro
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The changing roles of SEOs

Looking back at 5 year intervals, we can see that the activities of an SEO are not the same as those of 2011, 2006, 2001 (and 1996 if you can think back to before Google and Bing).

Can you highlight any of the advances over that period and maybe imagine what we will be doing in 2021?
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 00:00:40 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/the_changing_roles_of_seos +Jim Munro

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Dumb SEO Questions 200.
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Chase Reiner

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If a competitor gets their local business listed in Google's knowledge graph for a query like (keyword: "city" + "state") is there anything you can do to out rank them or are they stuck there forever?
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From the expert panel in this week's SEO Questions hangout on air on 01:34:03 into the YouTube video: http://dumbseoquestions.com/q/can_you_dislodge_a_competitors_knowledge_graph_listing +Chase Reiner

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