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OMG! I think I just accidentally retired! (is that even a "thing"?) What next? After many years of engineering, it is time for a change. Time to throw

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Website Development & Programming

I have 73 indexed posts. My Google Search Console is showing 73 "Good" for Mobile, yet "0" for Good, Needs Improvement, and Poor, categories for Desktop. I don't understand how

Hey Colin,

Whenever I receive a prompt like this, I head on over to Google to see if they offer a guide or support forum discussion. See screen print below...

Here are the links found in my search results:
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9205520?hl=en

https://support.google.com/webmasters/thread/67470722/they-disagree-console-core-web-vitals-vs-pagespeed-cls-validation-failed-but-also-passed?hl=en

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks. I got in touch with support, and it would appear that I, possibly, am not getting enough clicks via desktop to meet the threshold for the report to kick in.

Could it be delayed? Check you have the correct protocol for your desktop.
Have you tried support? There may be technical issues.

Thanks. I got in touch with support, and it would appear that I, possibly, am not getting enough clicks via desktop to meet the threshold for the report to kick in.

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Why isn't google search console showing data for desktop?

Why isn't google search console showing data for desktop?

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Website Development & Programming

I have 73 indexed posts. My Google Search Console is showing 73 "Good" for Mobile, yet "0" for Good, Needs Improvement, and Poor, categories for Desktop. I don't understand how

Hey Colin,

Whenever I receive a prompt like this, I head on over to Google to see if they offer a guide or support forum discussion. See screen print below...

Here are the links found in my search results:
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9205520?hl=en

https://support.google.com/webmasters/thread/67470722/they-disagree-console-core-web-vitals-vs-pagespeed-cls-validation-failed-but-also-passed?hl=en

Hope you find this helpful.

Thanks. I got in touch with support, and it would appear that I, possibly, am not getting enough clicks via desktop to meet the threshold for the report to kick in.

Could it be delayed? Check you have the correct protocol for your desktop.
Have you tried support? There may be technical issues.

Thanks. I got in touch with support, and it would appear that I, possibly, am not getting enough clicks via desktop to meet the threshold for the report to kick in.

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Search Engine Optimization

Curious to know if you can do your own backlink audit for free.

Anyone doing this?

TIA 🙏👍

Also, you may check below.

https://ahrefs.com/backlink-checker
https://moz.com/link-explorer

have you checked out the links option in search console...

another way is to use the google search operator link...
i.e. link: www.gibson.com -gibson.com
in google

How do you do your own backlink audit for free?

How do you do your own backlink audit for free?

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Search Engine Optimization

Curious to know if you can do your own backlink audit for free.

Anyone doing this?

TIA 🙏👍

Also, you may check below.

https://ahrefs.com/backlink-checker
https://moz.com/link-explorer

have you checked out the links option in search console...

another way is to use the google search operator link...
i.e. link: www.gibson.com -gibson.com
in google

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Search Engine Optimization

I get traffic from US and Canada. My site is in English language, and United States is set for the region.

There are a lot of French language speakers in Canada, and man

This may help
https://ahrefs.com/blog/hreflang-tags/

Thanks Abie. Will take a look.

You're welcome :)

Just read this. It is absolutely what I was looking for. Great job! Thanks. 👍

No problem :)

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How do you apply hreflang tags to your website?

How do you apply hreflang tags to your website?

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Search Engine Optimization

I get traffic from US and Canada. My site is in English language, and United States is set for the region.

There are a lot of French language speakers in Canada, and man

This may help
https://ahrefs.com/blog/hreflang-tags/

Thanks Abie. Will take a look.

You're welcome :)

Just read this. It is absolutely what I was looking for. Great job! Thanks. 👍

No problem :)

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Search Engine Optimization

Just checked my (free version) ahrefs dashboard this morning. (17th February 2023)
I'm shocked! My DR dropped 60%, literally overnight!
It was DR 27 on 15th February, an

I was sent this “pay it forward “ and I am no expert on this. I have never tried using ahrefs not even for keywords. I heard it is great to use. Looks like you have an excellent answer from Partha, the knowledgeable man! Hope you have found what went wrong and fixed the problem.

You have fantastic responses here; kindly let us know if you require additional assistance. I hope you have figured it out.

Hey Colin,

There's a few reasons for this, all of which you can confirm via ahrefs anyway.

Firstly, you must remember that DR is from 1-100.

So, if a DR100 website improves it's backlink profile with more high-quality relevant backlinks it's imposible for it to become a DR101 website.

In other words, this website stays put, but websites rated below this MAY get "pushed down".

This is probably the LEAST likely factor.

Next, and potentially the most likely, you've lost do-follow backlinks.

This could be that sites linking to you previously are now linking elsewhere.

It could be that the links pointing to you have changed from do-follow to no-follow, so they are no longer passing "link juice".

It could be something more technical such as moving hosts, changing domain name, and not having proper redirects in place.

ahrefs has a "Lost Referring Domains" option so you can check this and at a guess, this is where you'll find your answer.

The final factor would be that perhaps the websites linking to you have also lost significant domain rating themselves, exactly the same as you have, so the "link juice" they pass to you is not as strong as it once was.

As DR and DA are mainly linked to the quality and quantity of do-follow backlinks, this definitely has to do with the websites that are or were linking to you.

I know that we get excited by increases in DR or DA, and obviously being viewed as an authority can significantly increase exposure, rankings, traffic, income, etc.

However, DR and DA are DEFINITELY NOT a requirement for success.

I guarantee that you can you earn a 6-7 figure annual income from a website that hasn't even hit double figures for these ratings.

Hope that helps?

Partha

GOATfully GRATEful.

Thank you so much for that very logical, and concise answer. I will definitely look into the lost referring domains report, if is available on my free version.
👍😎

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Why did my ahrefs dr drop 60% overnight?

Why did my ahrefs dr drop 60% overnight?

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Search Engine Optimization

Just checked my (free version) ahrefs dashboard this morning. (17th February 2023)
I'm shocked! My DR dropped 60%, literally overnight!
It was DR 27 on 15th February, an

I was sent this “pay it forward “ and I am no expert on this. I have never tried using ahrefs not even for keywords. I heard it is great to use. Looks like you have an excellent answer from Partha, the knowledgeable man! Hope you have found what went wrong and fixed the problem.

You have fantastic responses here; kindly let us know if you require additional assistance. I hope you have figured it out.

Hey Colin,

There's a few reasons for this, all of which you can confirm via ahrefs anyway.

Firstly, you must remember that DR is from 1-100.

So, if a DR100 website improves it's backlink profile with more high-quality relevant backlinks it's imposible for it to become a DR101 website.

In other words, this website stays put, but websites rated below this MAY get "pushed down".

This is probably the LEAST likely factor.

Next, and potentially the most likely, you've lost do-follow backlinks.

This could be that sites linking to you previously are now linking elsewhere.

It could be that the links pointing to you have changed from do-follow to no-follow, so they are no longer passing "link juice".

It could be something more technical such as moving hosts, changing domain name, and not having proper redirects in place.

ahrefs has a "Lost Referring Domains" option so you can check this and at a guess, this is where you'll find your answer.

The final factor would be that perhaps the websites linking to you have also lost significant domain rating themselves, exactly the same as you have, so the "link juice" they pass to you is not as strong as it once was.

As DR and DA are mainly linked to the quality and quantity of do-follow backlinks, this definitely has to do with the websites that are or were linking to you.

I know that we get excited by increases in DR or DA, and obviously being viewed as an authority can significantly increase exposure, rankings, traffic, income, etc.

However, DR and DA are DEFINITELY NOT a requirement for success.

I guarantee that you can you earn a 6-7 figure annual income from a website that hasn't even hit double figures for these ratings.

Hope that helps?

Partha

GOATfully GRATEful.

Thank you so much for that very logical, and concise answer. I will definitely look into the lost referring domains report, if is available on my free version.
👍😎

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Everything Wordpress

I have a test site that I use for experimenting, but have found it appears in the SERP for a keyword from my main site.

I do not want to undermine my main site. How can I

0Wordpress backoffice scroll down lefthadn side to "settings" (not SEO) hover and see "reading" click on reading and scroll to bottom and see Check box for discourage search engines from drawling this site.

Many thanks. Have followed and done this. Cheers! 👍 😎

Wonderful.
Have a great day.

Settings > Reading and check the box next to Search Engine Visibility option - save changes.

Many thanks. Have followed and done this. Cheers! 👍 😎

Most welcome!

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How can I un-index my test site?

How can I un-index my test site?

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Everything Wordpress

I have a test site that I use for experimenting, but have found it appears in the SERP for a keyword from my main site.

I do not want to undermine my main site. How can I

0Wordpress backoffice scroll down lefthadn side to "settings" (not SEO) hover and see "reading" click on reading and scroll to bottom and see Check box for discourage search engines from drawling this site.

Many thanks. Have followed and done this. Cheers! 👍 😎

Wonderful.
Have a great day.

Settings > Reading and check the box next to Search Engine Visibility option - save changes.

Many thanks. Have followed and done this. Cheers! 👍 😎

Most welcome!

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