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Why do websites have a contact form? isn't an email address enough?

What's reason behind having a contact form on a website, when a simple e-mail link is enough? Why do so many web sites have contact forms? Is it just a habit?
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How (il)legal is it to get data from a 100% accessible but not “exposed” API

I found a website that provides a huge filterable table with up-to-date data about cities in a country. This site uses an infinite scrolling approach to load the rows for the table. By exploring ...
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Best Ways to Develop “Chicken and Egg Content” sites?

By 'chicken and egg content' I'm referring to user-contributed/crowdsourced content - sites like StackOverflow / StackExchange. When SO launched, Jeff and Joel were essentially able to 'cheat' the ...
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Website content copied - How can I prove that I wrote it?

One of our competitors constantly copies all our website content. Now, I assume the trouble is to proof that we wrote the content first and that it is not the other way round. I checked on ...
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Are there any standards for marking the age suitability for website content?

As a responsible webmaster I want to mark some of my content as unsuitable for certain age groups, there's nothing illegal or pornographic but it does feature bad language and violence that might be ...
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Need to add 30K new pages to a 10K page website - troubles ahead? (SEO)

We have a situation with a website where we plan to add a huge amount of new pages. The domain is over 10 years old, approximately 10 thousand indexed pages, and the planned addition is approx. 30K ...
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Search results for my website show content that isn't mine including pharmacy (Viagra and Cialis)

I have a website and when I try a search like this: site:dichthuatviettin.com it gives me bunch of result like this : Those pages do not exists on my website, how did they get there? I don't know ...
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Should I encourage clients to update content for SEO reasons?

Assume a website has quality content, let's say it's about a topic that does not change: a company whose services and staff stay the same, and they have no news to speak of. The content is accurate, ...
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Services to monitor if site is hacked and defaced? [closed]

Are there any services that will monitor a web site and report if it gets hacked and defaced? Which are reputable and recommended? How does the service notify you when your site is having problems?
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Overhaul website - completely remove old content?

I am working on a client's website. It currently runs on WordPress and has a ton of pages which are badly created keyword stuffed, and not user friendly at all. Our plan is to completely overhaul the ...
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How to handle hundred of external links in a site?

The site I am working on has few hundred distributors, each one has its own page, and a link to that distributors website. Some of the distributors have multiple locations and so they have multiple ...
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Value of the HTML5 lang attribute

I'm working on a website which will offer localized content following the language+region approach as described on this W3.org page (e.g. fr-CA for Canadian French content, and fr-FR for "French ...
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Content theft - Where can I go from here?

I am the webmaster of a very successful blog in a fairly small niche. Recently our success has started to bite us with people copying posts on the site without consent and trying to pass them off as ...
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Directory structure for a website (js/css/img folders)

For years I've been using the following directory structure for my websites: <root> ->js ->jquery.js ->tooltip.js ->someplugin.js ->css ->styles.css ...
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Website “theft” - what is the best way of dealing with these individuals?

I was doing a duplicate content search on the web for our site content and found that someone has downloaded/mirrored our entire website and is hosting it on a subdomain of their own main domain. When ...
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Do all the pages on a website help the homepage's SEO?

When it comes to SEO, I hear the saying "content is king" a lot, so I tried to create a bunch of pages on my site with good authentic content. However, does creating a lot of content on a page or ...
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What is the best way to get a huge amount of content to your website?

I have been working on 2 websites for a long time and the most challenging work is to create good content to them. I use to write the articles mysellf or sometimes hire an external service to do it ...
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SEO ranking when copying content from other website with permissions

I have a website which I started recently, with this website I have partnered with many other websites who have agreed to let me copy and use thier content on my site for link exchange. So in this ...
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Meta descriptions for manual

We have a text heavy, high quality and original content online manual for our software: http://www.scirra.com/manual/1/construct-2 I was about to embark on entering meta descriptions for these ...
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Does duplicate content on another site affect my ranking?

A competitors set up a new site and copy and pasted some copy from our home page. When doing a comparison with a duplicate content tool the result was that the pages where 21% similiar. Does the ...
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Is it legal to host very, very detailed summaries of copyrighted material?

I have a website where people can discuss books of various topics, mostly technical and practical stuff. Lately I have noticed that some members are posting very, very detailed summaries/reviews of ...
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What impact does upper/lower case have on SEO?

I am not asking about URL upper/lower cases. First lets look at these few examples. Example 1: <p>Hi, My Name Is Imran Bughio!</p> Example 2: <p>HI, MY NAME IS IMRAN ...
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How can I get my site's existing flash videos to work on the iPad?

My website has a number of instructional videos that would be very helpful to be viewable on an iPad. The video player is SWF, and the video itself is FLV. Questions: Can I replace the flash ...
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Separating static/uploaded content from the site

I have a site where I anticipate to have a large amount of users. I've heard that it is a good idea to separate user content (uploaded images) and place them on a separate static server where lighttpd ...
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What are examples of services that track content-driven activity on social networks like Facebook and Twitter?

I'm trying to design the basics for a platform that enables users to access sets of statistics and information related to the way how their publications are handled and shared across social networks ...
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How do websites with 'premium content' go about SEO?

While searching for news, I am often presented with pages that have 'premium content'. For example this story by The Australian. I checked it's canonical URL and it's same as the page I landed upon ...
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text to code ratio and SEO

I've run sites that I've developed through various online SEO checkers over the years and some of them have checked me for my text to html ratio. I remember reading about this once or twice as well. ...
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How can I inform search engines that the usefulness of some content on my site has a limited shelf life?

Let's say that I run a forum dedicated to computer hardware. Naturally, people are going to ask questions like: What is the best laptop for running [os] Or What is the best video card for ...
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Good tools to measure a page’s usefulness?

I'd like to add a "Was this page useful?" part at the end of multiple pages for visitors to rate the page and leave feedback. I could program this myself, store the data and make the reports that my ...
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Is there a Content Management System that allows multiple & independent blogs to be running on one domain?

I am a Wordpress fan, and I'm now building a new site and I'm not sure which CMS can achieve what I'm trying to do. I am building a food blog network for a bunch of cities in the US, and I want to ...
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Download as PDF - really worth implementing?

Many CMS systems (e.g. Joomla) offer the user an option to download the post content in PDF format. Is this really worth implementing? Are there any reliable stats showing how many users do use ...
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Dynamic Content Editor [closed]

I've asked this question around the net and still haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. Basically I have several sites that I run through a custom PHP framework. I'd like to add a way for users ...
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Targeting Locations in content seen as keyword dumping

Lets say I have the following page about catering it reads something like this: We do Catering in All mayor cities in Australia including Perth, Sydney, Melbourne..etc. Lets say the user clicks the ...
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Ideal word count per web page?

Are there any kind of standard word limit's based on SEO for web pages? I've read around and I've seen advice saying that pages should aim to be no more than 500 words to maximise the SEO benefits. ...
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SEO for a website with a commercial and a residential versions that use the same images and mostly the same text

A website I'm currently working on requires there to be both a residential and commercial version of the website. The two versions will be quite similar across the board, but the copy will have some ...
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Dealing with illegal user-submitted content

I recently got a question from a user that I'm not quite certain how to answer. Basically I run a service that will allow users to submit content for analysis. The data submitted is very rarely ...
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There must be a science to single-page product sales sites. What is it?

The sites I speak of are not landing pages, not really microsites in the sense that I've always had to deal with them. They are sites like the following: Credit Contraction eBook Homemade Strength ...
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Is content scraping useful for SEO or harmful?

Is content scraping useful for SEO or harmful? Scraping: Taking content from other places on the web and publishing it on your own site. There are many websites that only contain pieces of other ...
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Meta tags again. Good or bad to use them as page content?

From a SEO point of view, is it wise to use exactly the same page title value and keyword/description meta tag values not only as meta information, but also as page content? An example illustrates ...
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Duplicate Content: Who wrote it first?

I understand this question has been asked before in here (HERE) However, as some of you may know, technology advances quickly and it is very unstable, specially SEO. Today's practices can be ...
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What is 'lack of original content'?

It is written everywhere that lack of original content is has a negative impact on ranking. But what is lack of original content? (I am not talking about duplicate content) I guess if you copy other ...
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What is the most effective way to obtain SEO benefits from content while still protecting most of it behind a paywall?

I'd like for search engines to recognize the content that is hosted on my website, but I'd also like to protect most of it behind a paywall. Are there any proven strategies for doing this?
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Moving content from one site to another - keep content on both sites

I have 1 domain with about 100 posts I would like to move those 100 posts to another (new) domain BUT also keep the posts on the existing (old) domain! Would copying the content to the new domain, ...
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Does increasing or deacreasing content length impact SEO?

I run a WordPress blog and write a lot of content. The average content length per post is between 1000 and 1500 words. Does increasing or decreasing average content length of my next posts impact SEO ...
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Should I accept the outsiders blog content creators offerings?

It's become quite common to receive offers of blog-posts content for a dynamic website. Some of these offers are unrelated, and of-course shouldn't be published. However, I did get some related offers ...
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Embedding a Disqus forum on my website: showing scrollable area instead of expanding the height

I hope I put this question as it should, I am not an expert in html/css/javascript, so forgive me if it's not very clear. The issue is as follows. I made my first website last week for the birth of ...
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How to disallow selection of text on website?

I have a question about preventing the selection of content and right-clicking with your mouse on a website. Some websites that I have encountered display a dialog which prohibits right-clicking but ...
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Can a web site charge for inbound links

On our company web site, we have a page which lists all the magazine articles and web articles that talk about our products. It makes sense that magazine articles are shown in PDF format because they ...
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Can a site be penalized for releasing a large volume of content in one go?

Let's assume I have a website of approximately 40,000 web pages, all of which are currently indexed, and most rank fairly well on Google. I plan on creating new content which will result in a total of ...
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What SEO approach should I take to an empty category page?

My site is in its infancy and has a lot of empty categories as products are being added. What is the best approach SEO-wise for these practically empty category pages? Should I hide the links to them ...