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Showing posts with label Seo interview questions and answers 2012. Show all posts
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Google Webmaster Quiz – Questions and Answers

Quite sometime before The Google Webmaster Central announced a “fun and educational” quiz for all the webmasters to take over, as a refresher course here is the list of questions and their answers. Have fun learning and solving !!!

Google Webmaster Quiz – Questions and Answers

Below are the list of Webmaster Questions!!

Q1. You have moved your site to a new domain name. For users and search engines, the preferred way to permanently redirect traffic is:
Ans) 301 redirect

Q2. Your server is going to be moved and unavailable for a day. What should you do?
Ans) Return “Network Unavailable (503)” with a helpful message to all requests

Q3. Your website is not in the index 5 days after you’ve put it online; what should you do?
Ans) Continue working on the site

Q4. Your homepage has 287 errors in the W3C validator. What is the maximum number of URLs that Google could index from your site?
Ans) All

Q5. You bought multiple domain names and want them to all show the same website. What should you do with them?
Ans) Use a 301 redirect

Q6. 192 PDF files from your /private-files/ folder have gotten indexed and you need to remove them from Google’s search results. What’s the fastest way to do this?
Ans) Disallow the folder in robots.txt and request removal of the whole folder in Webmaster Tools

Q7. You need to prevent Google from indexing any content in the new folder /private-files/. What’s the best way to do this?
Ans) Use server-side authentication (username/password) for this folder

Q8. Your site changed all URLs from .php to .asp, what do you need to do?
Ans) 301 redirect the old URLs to the new ones

Q9. You have a country-coded domain name called To associate your site with Spain, you need to:
Ans) None of this is necessary. Google should already associate a domain ending in .es with Spain.

Q10. You have some pages completely in Spanish and others completely in English. How would you tell Google about this?
Ans) No need to do anything. Google should figure it out.

Q11. Which of the following is NOT against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines?
Ans) Running tests on a site that result in some users seeing one version of a page and other users seeing another version

Q12. All of the following can be link schemes that can negatively impact your site’s ranking in search results EXCEPT:
Ans) Links to other sites that you think your users will find interesting or useful

Q13. What does it mean when a robots.txt file contains “User-agent: *” and “Disallow:”?
Ans) Allow all search engines to crawl your site

Q14. What does it mean when a robots.txt file contains “User-agent: *” and “Disallow: /”?
Ans) Don’t allow any search engines to crawl your site

Q15. You may see a message in your Webmaster Tools Message Center for the following instances:
Ans) All of the above

Q16. If you’re using First Click Free, the page displayed to users who come there from Google search results must be identical to the content that is shown to Googlebot.

Q17. It’s generally a best practice to convey important content on your site with:
Ans) Text

Q18. Duplicate content within your site is unlikely to be problematic if:
Ans) You use the rel=”canonical” link element or the new Webmaster Tools feature called Parameter Handling to ignore specified URL parameters

Q19. You would like your site to be found for some keywords related to your content which are only found in images on the page. How do you do this?
Ans) Use the “alt” attribute or include the keywords in your text

Q20. Your Webmaster Tools account lists a lot of “robots.txt unreachable” errors. What should you do?
Ans) Contact your hoster or server administrator

Q21. Your Webmaster Tools account lists keywords like “viagra” and “ringtones” even though your site is about kittens. What could this mean?
Ans) Your site might be hacked (i.e., spammy comments in your forum, blog posts, etc.) / A hacker could have added those words to your site’s content, or someone could have spammed your blog with comments that include those words

Q22. Your SEO has created ranking reports for your site. The results don’t match what you’re seeing. Why?
Ans) All of the above

Q23. Your site was hacked. What should you do to remedy the situation?
Ans) All of the above

Q24. What’s a good way to submit an XML Sitemap file to Google?
Ans) Use Google Webmaster Tools

Q25. One of your pages is only listed with a title (but no snippet) in the search results. What could the problem be?
Ans) Any of the above

Q26. Your web shop has 100 products and a site: query shows 50,000 URLs indexed. What might this mean?
Ans) Any of the above

Q27. Google guarantees indexing for the following types of sites:
Ans) None of the above

Q28. You have limited bandwidth and would like Google to crawl your site less frequently. What should you do?
Ans) Set a custom crawl rate in Webmaster Tools

Q29. Your server has limited bandwidth resources and you would like Google only to crawl at night. What should you do?
Ans) Have your server respond with HTTP result code 503 to all users when it’s bogged down

Q30. Does the amount of money spent on Google AdWords influence how your site ranks in Google Search?
Ans) No

Q31. One day you read that a free security update–WyszKablamCMS v.2.7.8–has been released. What should you do?
Ans) Read about the update, install it, and address any lingering vulnerabilities or compatibility issues

Q32. One thing Google has found to be true: “Focus on the ______ and all else will follow.”
Ans) user

Q33. Your site is flagged as having malware, but you can’t find the malware. What do you do?
Ans) Post in the Google Webmaster Help Forum to ask for help

Q34. Where do you put your robots.txt?
Ans) The root directory of your domain or subdomain(s)

Q35. “Unreachable robots.txt” in Webmaster Tools crawl errors means:
Ans) We couldn’t reach the robots.txt file on your server

Q36. The number of indexed pages shown in a site: query for your site seems to vary. This could be due to:
Ans) Any of the above

Q37. Your site has 200 pages, but Google only found 5 pages from your site. What could be the cause of this?
Ans) Even when a site is crawlable and indexable, it can take Google time to fully explore it

Q38. You are thinking about putting some links on your site for advertising revenue, which of the below is the correct choice?
Ans) Use the rel=”nofollow” HTML microformat in the “a” tag of the links

Q39. Disallowing via robots.txt prevents Googlebot from “seeing” 301 redirects, meta nofollow, and noindex directives.

Q40. How do you help bots crawl your site more efficiently with If-Modified-Since?
Ans) Respond when appropriate with 304 “Not modified”

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Seo interview questions and answers 2012

Useful list of Tricky Seo Interview Questions and Answers. These questions are useful for the role of Seo trainee, Seo Analyst, Seo Executive, Seo Manager, Social Media executive, Social Media Manager etc. Read them below and prepare for your interview.