SEO Chat Forums http://forums.seochat.com/ SeoChat where SEO Professionals separate myth from fact. Where seasoned pros have been helping beginners learn proper SEO since 2003. en Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:18:59 GMT vBulletin 60 http://forums.seochat.com/images/misc/rss.png SEO Chat Forums http://forums.seochat.com/ hreflang issue? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/hreflang-issue-496544.html Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:08:38 GMT I am working on a site that is translated into multiple languages. The translations are located under different directories after the root, (website.com/us/en.html, website.com/sg/en.html, website.com/mx/es.html, etc.). Please note that all pages are almost exaclty the same content just translated... I am working on a site that is translated into multiple languages. The translations are located under different directories after the root, (website.com/us/en.html, website.com/sg/en.html, website.com/mx/es.html, etc.). Please note that all pages are almost exaclty the same content just translated for the specific region. We have a site specific to India, Singapore and US. These sites are all in English with exact same content.

There is one page where I am ranking very well for some high volume keywords with the /us/en site. However, on April 22, the traffic dropped dramatically for this page. The page got pushed to page 2 of the SERPs. I noited on the very same day the Singapore English version of the same page, /sg/en, moved up in page rank and volume. It looks like these two pages swapped positions because the overall organic site traffic did not change.

What would cause this to happen? I have canonical tags on every page as well as hreflang referencing every page. Search console does not report on any errors for my hreflang so I'm a little confused why this happened.

Any insight, thoughts, ideas would be appreciated!

Thanks! ]]>
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Google Optimize http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/google-optimize-496537.html Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:07:03 GMT Trying to replace a button in Optimize, but it just brings up the alt tag. Tried editing the HTML and replacing with the correct file, but it doesn't work.

I wanted to change the button colour and, when I tried using the background colour, it didn't alter it.

Any ideas? Can't find any guidance online. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Do the back-links go wasted when anchor text or context content doesn't match?]]> http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/do-back-links-go-wasted-when-anchor-text-context-content-doesnt-match-496534.html Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:13:10 GMT Hi Community,

I have seen number of back-links where the content in that link is not matching with page content. Like page A linking to page B, but content is not really relevant beside brand name. Like page with "vertigo tiles" linked to page about "vertigo paints" where "vertigo" is brand name. Will these kind of back-links completely get wasted?

I have also found some broken links which I'm planning to redirect to existing pages just to reclaim the back-links even though the content relevancy is not much beside brand name. Are these back-links are beneficial or not?

Thanks ]]>
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Traffic Drop http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/traffic-drop-496533.html Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:46:18 GMT Hi, I am seeing a traffic drop of over 60% starting from this week for my blog. Is there any change Google is making? I am not received any manual messages in GSC and such. My content is not thin yet. Can you have a look at my blog tekkibytes(dot)com,what might be the issue is? I have just... Hi,
I am seeing a traffic drop of over 60% starting from this week for my blog.
Is there any change Google is making?
I am not received any manual messages in GSC and such.
My content is not thin yet.
Can you have a look at my blog tekkibytes(dot)com,what might be the issue is?

I have just started the blog 8 months ago.

Thanks ]]>
Google Optimization smkghosh http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/traffic-drop-496533.html
SERP Issue? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/serp-issue-496522.html Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:06:33 GMT Hi All,

I had good ranking for my all keywords

But currently i am facing issue, kindly help me out this problem.

My website is bim-dex.com, i got 1st position when i am searching the keyword "SolidWorks to Revit".
But now my website visible under the videos list, not in SERP result. Check the below link:

https://www.google.com/search?biw=19....0.gAlj46bqNsI

Why it is coming under the Video results? How to improve my website to list on SERP result? ]]>
Google Optimization jayasekar21 http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/serp-issue-496522.html
Schema.org Hotel Reviews http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/schema-org-hotel-reviews-496515.html Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:23:32 GMT Hi everyone,

I have a question about "Structured data for hotels". A customer of mine has a lot of reviews, but not on his own site, but on different portals (e.g. hrs or Google My Business).

I would like to use these ratings to display the known stars in the SERPs. What is the best way to do this?

As far as I know, JSON LD allows you to record ratings without integrating them on your own site.

Do you have any ideas?

Thank you

Jan ]]>
Search Engine Optimization jan19905 http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/schema-org-hotel-reviews-496515.html
Sitemap for a dynamic website http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/sitemap-dynamic-website-496514.html Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:05:24 GMT Hi All,

I am having a website in which Blog section and few more pages are updated regularly. In that case, it is quite annoying to change the sitemap regularly on addition of new webpage.

I heard that there are some ways by which I can get my website's sitemap updated regularly by using some sort of php script.

I know one method of using plugins but I don't want to use them as I am eager to learn new ways.

So, if anyone of you knows how to do that it would mean a lot.

Thanks ]]>
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How to Get More Facebook Page Likes http://forums.seochat.com/facebook-109/how-get-more-facebook-page-likes-496512.html Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:24:24 GMT I want to promote my website through my facebook page. For this i want more n more likes for facebook page. How an i do this? Please give me some ideas. I want to promote my website through my facebook page.
For this i want more n more likes for facebook page.
How an i do this?
Please give me some ideas. ]]>
Facebook wtechni http://forums.seochat.com/facebook-109/how-get-more-facebook-page-likes-496512.html
How to make your first $100 from adsense? http://forums.seochat.com/google-adsense-117/how-make-your-first-%24100-adsense-496509.html Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:08:16 GMT Lets say I have an adsens account. Now what?
What's the easiest, fastest way to earn first $100 from it? ]]>
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Backlinks measure http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/backlinks-measure-496486.html Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:30:13 GMT How can i measure if my backlinks are damaging me? How can i measure if my backlinks are damaging me? ]]> Search Engine Optimization Leonardo Bezerr http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/backlinks-measure-496486.html Impossible to tweet? http://forums.seochat.com/twitter-108/impossible-tweet-496472.html Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:45:36 GMT I cannot send tweets:

- Twitter sent me a notification of a possible unwanted access

- I can login
- I can upload images
- I can see the timeline

- I have deleted all the browser's data
- I have changed password
- I have already tried to tweet from another device

- I have not tweeted strange things (the only thing I can imagine is a frame from a video of an aggression but no person is visible an no violence)

Twitter does not allow me to tweet... The sending progress always stops at 67% and an error appears ("Something went wrong")...

What can I do? ]]>
Twitter leonida http://forums.seochat.com/twitter-108/impossible-tweet-496472.html
To overhaul ranking site...or not? http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/overhaul-ranking-site-not-496461.html Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:38:05 GMT Hey everyone,

I've got a long-standing site, I got on-board with SEO pretty early (we're talking 2005 :lol: ) - it ranks highly and, somehow, has done for a dozen years now.
The architecture of the site is pretty old though and has been layered over the years with what's likely some less-than-ideal PHP code. But it is pretty fast, responsive and mobile friendly to an extent (room for improvement, scores 70 odd percent on that front).
That's the front-end at least, page optimisation/coding on internal pages isn't great and many of the URLs are non-canonical, though my dev made an attempt to update some.

It's now at the stage of needing a bit of an overhaul, I thought maybe it'd be beneficial to move to a Wordpress platform but, given the excellent ranking, I'm also aware this might not be worth dicing with? I suppose ideally, I should leave all current structure and links in place where possible and maybe just keep face-lifting it and trying to improve code where possible?
My dev said canonicalizing would be a "big job" but isn't this just a case of making an index list of alternative SEO-friendly URL's and implanting the alternatives into the title headers? ]]>
Google Optimization goof http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/overhaul-ranking-site-not-496461.html
Media.net ad units problem http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/media-net-ad-units-problem-496458.html Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:05:31 GMT My website is not showing the ad units properly. At first, they were okay, but lately they have been showing up wrong.
This is how they show up: https://imgur.com/a/tdFUvuV
And this is how they should be showing up: https://imgur.com/m1hi8WG

I made sure that I'm pasting the codes in the right place. I didn't even change their place from the
beginning. Does someone know how I can fix this?

Thanks in advance. ]]>
Google Optimization RiaOss http://forums.seochat.com/google-optimization-7/media-net-ad-units-problem-496458.html
Subdomain negatviely affects seo? http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/subdomain-negatviely-affects-search-engine-optimization-496454.html Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:47:40 GMT I was doing research and apparently you shouldn't have subdomains like for example "blog.example.com", and I understand why. But I have an issue, I am doing on site seo and I am getting an "F" score for "Use cookie free domains" on GTMetrix.com but the problem is I can't fix this issue unless I use a subdomain but I don't want it to affect my seo. I have tried everything but no luck. What should I do? ]]> Search Engine Optimization appplayer http://forums.seochat.com/search-engine-optimization-28/subdomain-negatviely-affects-search-engine-optimization-496454.html Best way to set monthly budgets http://forums.seochat.com/google-adwords-39/best-way-set-monthly-budgets-496449.html Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:45:52 GMT What is the best way to make sure my campaigns don't go over a monthly budget?

For example I have a budget of 1200 for July. My ads are running everyday, but at the weekend only about an average of 5 is spent. Weekdays gain a lot more impressions/CTR.

I know the theory is to do 1200 divided by 30.4 to get a daily budget, however is this the most effective way to set the budget for the month?

Thanks ]]>
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