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 query : Re: Is it illegal to operate Domain WHOIS lookup website? I have been getting Abuse Report via my Hosting company which is reported by other people, and my host has been threatening to terminate

@Gonzalez347

no, the Whois database is designed to display the contact information for domain owners, you are just providing a way to access that data, just like many other websites. ICANN takes no stance on websites of this nature, and it seems likely they won't, since they are the ones who require public Whois information.

Your host may not know any better (esp the agents) and you may want to try to escalate the issue

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 query : How can any media-driven website be profitable with a CDN? Long story short, I run a website where users upload their own content. Photos and videos. Everything is posted directly to an AWS

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Posted in: #Advertising #AmazonCloudfront #Cdn #Media

Long story short, I run a website where users upload their own content. Photos and videos. Everything is posted directly to an AWS S3 Bucket, then propagated out to a CDN. I have users all over the world...telling me their content loads fast. Good.

Until recently I was getting a few tens of thousands of requests per day on my CDN. Then I saw a spike in traffic and my CloudFront CDN cost exploded to over 0 per month. I only recently put ads on my website and they earn me about 2 cents per 1,000 impressions. This does not add up.

I've heard that Youtube actually loses money but Google uses it to produce original content and collect advertising data, so it's worth it to them.

How does any other site function like this, without getting major sponsors or deals? Is Imgur profitable? Vimeo? Reddit?

If you have any light to shine on my problem, I'd love to hear you out.

Thanks.

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 query : How to properly redirect SEO from an old domain to a new one - should I display a message first? I have a domain, lets say example.com. I am rebranding the website and moving to example2.com.

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Posted in: #301Redirect #Domains #Redirects #Seo

I have a domain, lets say example.com. I am rebranding the website and moving to example2.com. The example.com domain is well positioned in Google. How do I keep this Google position, or how do I harm it the least? Is a 301 redirect from the old domain to new domain OK?

I was thinking that it would be best to display a message on the old domain, so that when a user visits the old domain he gets redirected to new domain (e.g., "in 3, 2, 1"). I would then keep that for a month so that some of the traffic from the old domain will be redirected to the new one. Is that approach any good?

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 query : Re: Why is this site still down when the domain was renewed almost a week ago? The domain of interest was renewed a week ago, but the site is still down. Shouldn't the site be back up by now?

@Gonzalez347

Renewing tells you nothing about what goes on behind the scenes. So, in general, a domain name should go back online after it has been renewed, but it doesn't HAVE to go back online. behind the scenes, the owner could have still lost it to another party through an auction, the owner could still own the domain, but want to take it in another direction and removed the Name Servers, the domain could be suspended for some other reason, etc etc.

There isn't really any way for you to know as an outsider, though you can always ask the owner.

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 query : Buying second domain from different provider I have a domain a.com registered with one hosting company together with a hosting package. This is where I normally have all my websites. I now want

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Posted in: #DomainRegistration #Domains #MultipleDomains

I have a domain a.com registered with one hosting company together with a hosting package. This is where I normally have all my websites.

I now want to buy another domain, b.com from whois.com (cheaper offer) but want to use it with my regular hosting company.

How do I go about doing this? Can I leave the domain with whois and just make it send visitors to my normal hosting provider without the url changing? Or do I have to transfer it and if so how long does that take?

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 query : How much of organic traffic turns to direct traffic in time? how can I calculate the amount of organic traffic that turns to direct traffic during a time I want to track the source of direct

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Posted in: #Analytics #GoogleAnalytics #GoogleSearch #Seo #Traffic

how can I calculate the amount of organic traffic that turns to direct traffic during a time
I want to track the source of direct traffic to calculate the missed organic traffic

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 query : Google Analytics Tracking an user after giving him a link Consider the situation in which you give a link to someone (over, let's say, a privately encrypted chat room). Problems like link sharing

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Posted in: #GoogleAnalytics

Consider the situation in which you give a link to someone (over, let's say, a privately encrypted chat room).

Problems like link sharing aside, how can you track exactly what he is viewing (the whole navigation path, along with timings & co) if he starts navigating with the link you gave him?

You have full control over how the link looks like, and the website might be a SPA and most of the pages don't require user authentication.

I would guess one has to start with a query parameter in the URL, and invalidate it for future use, but how to make the fact that the user first found out about your site from the link you gave him stick with that particular user? And that even after he closes the browser (and the query parameter from the URL gets lost).

We're not talking "adwords campaign" here, as that means sharing the link with a group of people.

I'm not targetting tech savvy computer users with this, just regular users for which it works reliably most of the time.

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 query : Re: Can a domain be set to auto renew at the end of the 10 year registration period? I have several domains that I’ve set to auto renew yearly. Next month, I’ll have owned these domains

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The rules only say the domain can only have 10 years of registration on it, not that you can't own it for longer than 10. Your auto renew should work as you expect it to (renewing x # of days before expiration), you don't have to do it manually

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 query : Re: Who own the country level domain names? Is there not any ICANN rules? I read the terms and condition of Domain Registration Policy (country level domain register in my county) The following

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Very few ccTLDs are under ICANN control (cc and tv are examples). The rest, are able to set their own rules, so that includes the ability to restrict the ability to sell/resell the domains.

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 query : Re: How to add MX record when CName exists (BigRock)? I have a website http://requestly.in which is currently hosted on GitHub. I have added a CNAME entry Name: requestly.in Value: requestly.github.io

@Gonzalez347

You need to change that first record, "requestly.in" to something else. Maybe an A record (IP address) or maybe just forward to your www subdomain, it just depends on what options are available to you. It doesn't APPEAR that forwarding is an option, though it might be through some other page/screen.

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 query : Re: whois — Can I use a general delivery (poste restante) address? As far as I know, ICANN wants every domain owner to put their contact information into the WHOIS database. I'm fine with revealing

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That sounds like what we'd call in the US, a PO Box, and that would satisfy the ICANN requirement. As long as you can be reached using the contact information, it is considered valid.

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 query : Re: Can I set my dns zone at my hosting provider to a domain purchased somewhere else? I am going to choose as my hosting provider NetCup.eu which is located in Germany and has interesting and

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Your VPS should provide you with at least one IP address. You can then take that to NameCheap (or whoever you register the domain with) and create an A record to point the domain to that IP address. It is fairly common.

Name Servers are also an option, but I believe you'll really only be given an IP address.
www.namecheap.com/support/knowledgebase/article.aspx/43/11/how-do-i-set-up-a-host-for-dynamic-dns
The link above should help you.

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 query : Re: After a domain name expired and goes into a grace period, what happens to the WHOIS information on it? I have a domain name that is expiring in a few weeks. I want to delete the domain

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Your information will not show, which seems to be your question.

Once the domain expires, either the privacy info will still show on the Whois record or the privacy information will be replaced by some other generic "expired domain" whois information.

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 query : Should you wait until peak traffic season to move traffic when you can't use SEO friendly redirects? I have been running a Google Site for some time now and it has managed to gain decent

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Posted in: #Links #Redirects #Seasonality #Seo #SiteMove

I have been running a Google Site for some time now and it has managed to gain decent traffic as well. At this Google Site, I have some content on the website itself and some content is uploaded to Google Drive and I have hyperlinked them on the website.

To better monetize my content, I have now created a new website (http://www.example.com) which has lot of new content and some content from the earlier Google Site (Eg url – sites.google.com/site/example/). I want to get hold of the traffic from my earlier Google Site.

Now my issue is that my Google Site gets its peak traffic from 15 Jan to 15 Feb of each year. So should I wait to move Google Sites content to my new website till that time or should I start moving the content now?

I plan to redact some content on the Google Site and put up a huge hyperlink titled ‘Continue’ there which will take user to my new website. My concern is that if I direct traffic to my new website right now, the Google Site may start fading by the time peak traffic arrives. Or am I safe to make the changes now?

Last but not the least, I have some Adwords Voucher (INR 2000) which I have to redeem by December 31, 2017 so if that changes anything do let me know.

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 query : How to use a RewriteRule and Redirect 301 at the same time? I have my Url with multiple parameters: mydomain.com/?vote.php?ranking=parameter1&lang=parameter2&period=parameter3&provider=parameter4

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Posted in: #Htaccess #Redirects

I have my Url with multiple parameters:

mydomain.com/?vote.php?ranking=parameter1&lang=parameter2&period=parameter3&provider=parameter4


but I would like to change my urls to SEO friendly.
My idea was to link my pages to:

mydomain.com/parameter1


..and I use this RewriteRule in .htaccess, to validate the new adress:

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/([^/]+)/?([^/]*)?/?([^/]*)?/?([^/]*)?/? [NC]
RewriteRule .* /vote.php?ranking=%2&lang=%1&period=%3&provider=%4 [L,NC]


But I don't want to change manualy all my links, so I am trying to use a redirect rule at the same time.
Is it possible to use a redirect 301 and don't cause redirection loop?

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 query : How do I redirect a URL with a question mark? The ? is not part of a query but used as if it were an actual question. Here's an example: /how-did-penicillin-change-the-world?.html What's the

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Posted in: #301Redirect #Htaccess #Redirects

The ? is not part of a query but used as if it were an actual question. Here's an example:

/how-did-penicillin-change-the-world?.html


What's the best way to redirect that URL to something like /news.html?

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 query : What is the best practice for redirecting the IP address of a web server when it hosts multiple domain names? I plan to have 2 separate domain names pointing to the same Apache installation

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Posted in: #Apache #Seo #Virtualhost #Wordpress

I plan to have 2 separate domain names pointing to the same Apache installation with WordPress multi-site.

I can set virtual hosts correctly for each domain, no problems. I can have both domains point to the same host, no worries.

Currently I have a redirect for all traffic hitting the web server IP address to my initial domain:

<VirtualHost *:80>
<Directory "/share/Web/WordPress">
Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride All
Require all granted
</Directory>
ServerName 1.1.1.100
Redirect / www.example.com/ </VirtualHost>


What is the best practice for redirecting the IP address when 2 domain names point to the same IP?

I thought about creating a generic 404 page and having that displayed when hitting the IP address. But would this hurt my SEO on both sites?

How do shared hosting companies redirect HTTP traffic based on an IP address? Do they point back to the parent company, or something else? Perhaps this is a non issue all together?

So just to be clear: what is the best practice for redirecting the IP address of a web server when it hosts multiple domain names?

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 query : Does a websocket based site for best possible speed combine well with SEO? I'm tasked with creating a website and doing whatever it takes for the best possible speed. Preferably the content of

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Posted in: #Javascript #Seo

I'm tasked with creating a website and doing whatever it takes for the best possible speed.
Preferably the content of the website is updated real-time (or close to real-time).
As such, I thought it'd be a good idea to load and update all content over a websocket.

But, now I wonder, is this going to impact the SEO negatively?

This question has been asked before, many times, but the most recent one I found was in 2014. Surely we've progressed since?

Otherwise,
perhaps I could build the site as such that it could fallback to a no-js version, and serve google bots this version?

Any ideas, insights, suggestions are welcome.

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 query : Why does Google Search Console think failed searches should return 404? I have recently been getting a lot of errors in Google Search Console saying that my search page has a lot of soft 404s,

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Posted in: #GoogleSearchConsole #Search #SearchResults #Soft404

I have recently been getting a lot of errors in Google Search Console saying that my search page has a lot of soft 404s, because whenever it enters a search term into my site that returns no results, the site returns a legitimate page with a 200 status code saying "No results were found." It is my understanding that this is how the site should behave; the user gets a 200 status code because the page they requested was the search page, and it was found and rendered, even though it has no search results on it. 404 errors should be saved for pages that were actually not found. So my question is, why is Google Search console treating these query results as errors, and how do I resolve this issue?

If it makes any difference in the answer, all the errors were from instances where Google entered a search term that ended with ".html". For instance, "/search/?search_term=stbjhhged.html".

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 query : Re: Binding a domain to a webhost I've bought a domain name from GoDaddy and I decided to host it on Ali Baba Cloud. I am abit new to that stuff so I'm wondering, what do I need to change

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You only need to log into your GoDaddy account and change the Name Servers(which you get from Ali). If you tell us the domain name, we can check, but you can also do that yourself by looking at the Whois record and seeing which Name Servers appear: whois.domaintools.com/
If they are showing on the record and your domain still isn't working/resolving, you need to go back to Ali Baba and see if there is anything else that needs to be done on their end.

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 query : Re: Can a domain be obtained and used without a domain registrar? I guess the greater question should be Why is a domain registrar necessary, but does one for ease of the average man. I understand

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"I understand that the purpose of a registrar is so that way all people have to do is type into their browsers www.example.com/most_trafficked_domain_ever and they are taken to your physical server location, regardless of if you move. "

That is only part of what a Registrar might do. Getting a domain name purchased and then online requires quite a bit of technical know how, beyond even what most tech-savy consumers know. So I'd say, sure, it could be possible, but is it feasible for most people? Nope.

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 query : Google crawler 520 error Google Crawler generates 520 errors daily. I will get about 50-100 of these errors in a 60.000 internal links website. The thing is though, that my links don't have

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Posted in: #CrawlErrors #Googlebot #GoogleSearchConsole

Google Crawler generates 520 errors daily. I will get about 50-100 of these errors in a 60.000 internal links website.

The thing is though, that my links don't have any issues that I can dig into resolving. Therefore when I click on an URL error and use the Fetch as Google functionality the URL is crawled and indexed normally without any issues.

Any clues where to start the troubleshooting of this one?

Thanks

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 query : Re: Change Nameservers on a domain that I don't control I'm working for a client that's in a bit of a pickle. Their domain is hosted through Nearly Free Speech by a webmaster who has fallen

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Whose name is on the Whois record for the domain? Your clients name or the Webmaster?

In terms of the DNS issue, you can try logging into BlueHost and changing the A records so that they point to CloudFlare's IP addresses, though I'm not sure how successful this will be. It will ultimately be better to actually change the Name Servers.

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 query : Re: .NET Nameservers require additional configuration of some kind? I must say I think Namecheap have told me something possibly not true as I have never come across this issue before. I admit it's

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I don't think they are telling you anything that is untrue. It may be more "technical" than what I might say in a similar situation, but it all sounds fine. What they are telling you applies to all gTLDs, not just net.

In a nutshell, what I'd say is that those Name Servers you are trying to apply are not registered, and that is a requirement before you can apply them to a domain name. Though in our case, our system would just throw back an error message telling you that, rather than reverting back to old Name Servers.

You can confirm the Name Server isn't properly registered here:
reports.internic.net/cgi/whois?whois_nic=vps284508.ovh.net&type=nameserver
compare that to your other one, which IS registered. This is how both should look:
reports.internic.net/cgi/whois?whois_nic=sdns2.ovh.net&type=nameserver
You should just contact OVH and have the first one registered.

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 query : Re: Can a tracking script hurt your SEO? In this case the script that I'm talking about is as below. It contains a redirect that shows the original url, but actually is a cloaked URL that can

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data-pzz="false" looks like a HTML5 data attribute.

As far as SEO impact goes, most tracking code would not impact anything unless the code slows down the page significantly. Just make sure that that is not the case.

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 query : Re: Transfer domain from missing web host I registered a domain through WebhostFive in March. The company has since ceased to exist. I would like to transfer my domain to another registrar but not

@Gonzalez347

Is your name on the Whois record or is it the Hosting companies name? That is the most important question right now

Check to see if the host is a reseller for a larger company. If they are, contact that larger company, but if you aren't listed on the Whois record, the Registrar's hands may be tied.

WebhostFive has their own domain registered with 1&1, so your domain may be with them too, though you can confirm that here by entering your domain name and when the record appears, looking for the Registrar. You should also see who the Registrant (owner) is listed as. Sorry if you already know all this info, I just want to be thorough.
whois.domaintools.com/
Have you tried calling the hosting company?

"Putting pressure on ICANN" isn't going to result in anything.

A lawyer will take your money whether you are right or wrong.

If you aren't listed as the Registrant, can't call the host to get something worked out, and the Registrar can't help, your next best bet is to file a UDRP complaint. It's cheaper than a lawyer and assuming you win, you'd also win the domain.

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 query : How to get site links for a non branded search query in google SERP? Ive noticed when searching for "SERVICE + LOCATION" in google on a phone / table (not yet on desktop) some results will

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Posted in: #Serps #Sitelinks

Ive noticed when searching for "SERVICE + LOCATION" in google on a phone / table (not yet on desktop) some results will get Site links even though the search query wasn't specifically for them.

Eg. In the below screenshot i searched for "Car rental in London". Notice how Sixt has these site links on their SERP listing.

How can you get these for a site ? Im familiar with seeing them as site links if you search for a brand, but not for a "SERVICE + LOCATION" query.

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 query : Regular Shared Hosting vs Google Cloud Hosting My websites are in a shared hosting and I suffer like most of us of downtimes, failures and 500 errors when the sites have lots of visitors.

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Posted in: #CloudHosting #SharedHosting #WebHosting

My websites are in a shared hosting and I suffer like most of us of downtimes, failures and 500 errors when the sites have lots of visitors.

An option is to switch to Google Cloud Hosting, they offer PHP and MySQL, it shouldn't be so hard to make the switch.

I would like to know if some of you had done it and if it really improves the service because it can be a great investment when dealing with lots of websites. Right now I am paying around 2$USD/month per site and Google is around 40$USD/month.

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 query : Re: How does Google bot know that my page content has changed? Let's say I've a page which is already indexed in Google Search. If I make a change to the content of that page, how would Google

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Google uses an algorithm to index your page at calculated intervals. The more frequent your updates are - more often the bot will index your page.


The bot only needs to compare the html which is on average around 10kb. To do proper comparison the bot is quite likely to hash the content, so if you got extra space it will be accounted for.
I've never used any types of timestamps for the bot to recognise changes
You can manually request for re-index using Google Search Console which takes about a minute to take effect. (You will need to add the domain to your google account to manage it with google tools, just like Analytics)


Even if your site is not often busy with changes or stale all together, the bots will index it at least 3 times a week. Search Console also displays when google indexes your site. I got a year old site which is indexed few times a ~3 times a week, because it's not very resource intensive task for google.

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