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Handling legitimate cross-domain content duplication

Webmaster level: Intermediate We’ve recently discussed several ways of handling duplicate content on a single website ; today we’ll look at ways of handling similar duplication across different websites, across different domains. For some sites, there are legitimate reasons to duplicate content across different websites — for instance, to migrate to a new domain name using a web server that cannot create server-side redirects....

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Region Tags in Google Search Results

Webmaster Level: All Country-code top-level domains (or ccTLDs) can provide people with a quick and valuable clue about the location of a website—for example, “.fr” for France or “.co.jp” for Japan. However, for certain top level domains like .com, .info and .org, it’s not as easy to figure out the location. Originally posted here:  Region Tags in Google Search Results

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Hard facts about comment spam

Webmaster Level: Beginner It has probably happened to you: you’re reading articles or watching videos on the web, and you come across some unrelated, gibberish comments. You may wonder what this is all about. Some webmasters abuse other sites by exploiting their comment fields, posting tons of links that point back to the poster’s site in an attempt to boost their site’s ranking Read the original post:  Hard facts about co

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Managing your reputation through search results

(Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog ) A few years ago I couldn’t wait to get married. Because I was in love, yeah, but more importantly, so that I could take my husband’s name and people would stop getting that ridiculous picture from college as a top result when they searched for me on Google. After a few years of working here, though, I’ve learned that you don’t have to change your name just because it...

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A proposal for making AJAX crawlable

Webmaster level: Advanced Today we’re excited to propose a new standard for making AJAX-based websites crawlable. Read the rest here:  A proposal for making AJAX crawlable

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