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Do noindex tags on the several posts can affect the overall SEO or ranking on Google? [migrated]

Some SEO Gurus promise that the noindex attributes are good to devalue the unimportant pages. But when I asked in the moz Q and A, they're quite sure that the bulk of noindex article in the website ...
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Can't close as duplicate: “An error occurred while searching; please try again”

I'm trying to close a question as a duplicate of this question. When I enter the URL of the other question into the close question dialog, I get the error: An error occurred while searching; ...
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An old member removed the link to my site on the question should I re-add it?

Here is my question: What are the reasons RPM falls this much? And here is the edit: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/posts/127180/revisions Removed link to site. Please note that links to ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Pro Webmasters updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Adding [xml-sitemap] as synonym for [sitemap]

We have two tags for sitemaps: sitemap a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. xml-sitemap XML files created to make it easier for Search Engine crawlers and other bots ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Clean up broken links to Google Plus

There is a bunch of information for webmasters that used to live on Google Plus. Google employees such as John Mueller posted there. We have about 150 posts that link to Google plus: https://...
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The design layout of the verification modal window is broken

The design layout for the verification modal window is broken in the latest Google Chrome (version 78) on Windows: EDIT: This appeared when I clicked "Post a question".
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Muddled Webmasters naming

The presented naming on the main site is muddled: sometimes it's ProWebmasters (e.g. in the header), and sometimes it's just Webmasters (e.g. in the search prompt, and in the navigation menu).
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Bogus “You can only post once every 40 minutes” when posting for the first time [duplicate]

This post attempt for the meta question Verification layout broken was rejected with "You can only post once every 40 minutes" despite that I had not posted here before.
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Question not in English

This question has multiple issues: Phpmyadmin erreur de l'ors de l'ouverture First and most obviously, it's not in English. Not entirely sure what to flag it as under such circumstances. ...
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Our “what topics can I ask about here” help page has been updated

Based on this Meta discussion, our what topics can I ask about here page in the Help Center has been updated. The following details the changes that were made from the previous version with the goal ...
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Please give us your feedback on the “What topics can I ask about here?” Help page

Our What topics can I ask about here? page in the Help Center lets new and existing users know what the community considers to be on-topic and off-topic for the site. It's based on Meta discussions ...
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Are questions about Azure pricing off-topic?

I want to ask about pricing for an Azure MySql database. It looked at Micoroft's pricing information, but it is hard to understand. Is asking about pricing, especially on how the achieve the cheapest ...
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Should I refrain from welcoming each new user with a comment?

I started creating a comment "Welcome to Webmasters!" to new users. I did not realize how many new users I would find. I began being consistent with the comment hoping they can easily be found and ...
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Are social media marketing questions on-topic?

When I tried to tag this question What is the difference between two URL in Facebook Ad Manager?, I found that there is no tag about facebook-ads-manager or similar tags. This raised a suspicion that ...
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A simple reflection on welcoming users

I would like to start by telling a story. A young man who has not been to your town before and is not at all familiar with where he is specifically turns onto a street to figure out where he made a ...
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AMA with UXPin, and you're all invited!

UXPin offered to do an Ask Me Anything with us on Graphic Design SE. We of course are excited and want to make this a big success. You're all invited! https://graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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What are the differences between [index], [indexing], and [google-index]?

What are the differences between these tags? index indexing: The process of recording where particular words occur. In the web context search engines crawl the web and make a list of which pages ...
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Example domain cleanup

Here's a cleanup project to help improve the information on the site. Posts on this site often reference a fictitious example domain. The preferred domains for this purpose are the reserved ...
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Mark questions which have already been asked on stackoverflow as duplicate

I came across a question[duplicate] today on this site which has already been asked on StackOverflow. I wanted to mark it as duplicate but I was not able to do so because when I pasted the link to the ...
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Can anyone with tag wiki edit privileges edit/remove the “search-console” tag?

The google-search-console is the primary tag used for asking questions related to the Search Console. However, I've noticed a few questions with the "search-console" tag which is redundant. I do not ...
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Is the transfer tag too broad?

Is the transfer tag too broad? It seems to add no value compared to just using the transfer keyword in a title or body. Right now this is the barebones tag info: To move something from one thing to ...
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Feature Request: Embedding Youtube Videos

Currently, some StackExchanges allow for Youtube videos to be embedded in either answers or questions. I believe it may be a feature that can be turned on by the top moderators. The only Stacks that I'...
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Remove “gwt” synonym from “google-search-console” tag

Looks like "gwt" was a synonym of "google-webmaster-tools", then this was merged into "google-search-console" and now "google-search-console" has "gwt" as a synonym. But, "GWT" is the official name ...
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My rep's under 300 here. Could tags be added?

I've posted How can I get Yoast SEO under Wordpress to display multilevel heirarchical breadcrumbs?, but was not allowed to create tags "breadcrumb" and "yoast-seo". Could someone with sufficient ...
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Is this question really a duplicate?

I cast a reopen vote and put my reasoning in the comments, but nobody else weighed in: Best way to remove a retired site from google search? I also brought it up in chat. If this was seen and mods ...
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Can we post actual online websites?

I have a SEO problem I can't explain, atleast not with my knowledge. I would need to post Meta Title so people can see it. Title is "Example - Foo, Bar" yet when you do actual search on google it ...
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Is a question about web hosts appropriate?

Specifically asking for recommendations? I realize this is somewhat subjective, but I believe it could also be fairly objective. For instance, I recently discovered that my webhost (1and1) does not ...
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Synonimize [titles] to [title]

I came across the titles tag when searching for the title tag. Questions tagged titles: 13 Questions tagged title: 208 It seems like an uncontroversial synonym to make (from titles to title). (If ...
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Stackexchange not storing cookie consent - always showing banner

I'm using macOS Firefox 64.0.2 with acceptance of all cookies on. Every time (or maybe it's every day) I see the "StackExchange uses cookies" banner. I assume this is might be due to some annoying ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Why doesn't URL appear in this question's rendered output?

In the following question: How to make custom footer in page stick to bottom when the content is less? The question text stops abruptly, which suggests something is missing: You could find the ...
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A polite note about my rollback of the edit on “Why is my subdomain not showing up?”

On the question "Why is my subdomain not showing up?", my answer had an edit suggested and approved which removed the domain and subdomain I used and replaced it with example.com and sub.exampled.com. ...
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How could this question be improved?

I have a question about my Webmasters Stack Exchange post: Why is my site being blocked by firewalls (like FireEye and Symantec)? Why would this question be targeted? The subject is precisely how ...
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Flag for off-topic software recommendation declined, discussion

I flagged this post as off-topic as a request for software recommendations, but it was declined. In my opinion, the question is such that the only possible valid answers to it are tool recommendations....
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Request to add tag synonym from [webshop] to [ecommerce]

I don't have enough rep yet to suggest a tag synonym, but this seems like a pretty straightforward case. I propose we synonymize webshop to ecommerce, as any ecommerce question that is not about a ...
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The [webmaster] tag applies to every question ever asked?

We're all webmasters on this site, and all questions asked here are regarding a webmaster trying to master their website. So wouldn't this tag apply to every question ever asked? If so, the tag ...
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I have add a bounty, then answered myself, no one else answered? what to do?

Can I receive bounty back to myself, or may be better to give it to anybody who will write something useful on topic, not necessary answering a question? The question is link Edit: I have added to ...
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Potential home for question on Certificate Authorities

I have a question on Certificate Authorities. After looking through the help center I don't feel the question would be on-topic. The problem I am having is, Webmasters seems like it should be the best ...
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Additional scrollbars showing when reviewing questions in the Review queue

I've just noticed that additional vertical (and horizontal) scrollbars are appearing when reviewing questions in the "First Posts" review queue. I've not noticed it in other review queues (but I've ...
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Question is not a duplicate

Screaming Frog hreflang missing confirmation links Is not the same question as Missing confirmation link for the hreflang x-default element and the answer is also not relevent to the specific ...
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How was an answer posted after the question was closed?

I looked at this question not long after it had been asked and it had already been put "on hold". There were no answers. However, sometime later I happened open the question again, but now there was ...
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Where did my comments go?

I'm pretty sure I made two comments on this question yesterday, one of which I deleted. However, today I have no comments on the question? Just curious what happened to my comment? UPDATE 2018-05-20:...
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Tag for Demo/In-Development sites

I have a question about my Webmasters Stack Exchange post: Ways to show a demo site to a client without a server Just wondering whether the community thinks a tag for demo and/or in-development sites ...
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First post shows up in queue 6 days later

I checked the review queues as I do quite often and a first post answer appeared, however, there was something off about it. So I checked it out. The answer to be reviewed was written on April 20th ...
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Tag for placeholder pages (“under construction”, “under development”, “coming soon”, …)

I think it would be useful to have a tag for placeholder pages, i.e., pages that are "under development", announce a launch ("coming soon"), or show one of those classy construction GIFs like it’s ...
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Product recommendations and offsite resource questions, could they be made be on-topic again?

Many new users ask questions asking for product recommendations and offsite resources. We could be very helpful to these users, but currently these questions get closed with the reason: Questions ...
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Document the “recommendations” off-topic close reason

Our close reason for questions that ask for recommendations states: Questions asking for recommended external websites, tools, resources, and software are off-topic as they tend to attract ...

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