JavaScript is a dialect of the standardized ECMAScript programming language, primarily used for scripting web-pages. Use this tag for questions regarding ECMAScript and its dialects/ implementations: JavaScript, JScript, etc., excluding ActionScript.

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How can I create links in javascript that are crawlable by search engines?

If I use JavaScript + jQuery, for example, does links inserted in $(document).ready() will be available for crawling? How can I insert crawlable links in JavaScript?
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Troubleshooting websites on gaming consoles

I realize that questions like "suggest a tool" are usually not allowed, but I would like to pick your brains for a good way to troubleshoot websites on gaming consoles (PS3/4 , Xbox360/One and ...
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Which is better jplayer or jwplayer?

I need to make a video slideshow( slides to contain embedded video players and must play mp4 files), and I am kind of confused what would be the best free solution I can use? jplayer and jwplayer both ...
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Is JavaScript or Flash able to extract the MAC address from a browser?

MAC address = Media Access Control address Believe I saw that this was possible somewhere, but now that I'm looking for it I can't find the implementation.
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What MIME type are you meant to use for JavaScript files?

In the html we always use <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="???"></script> (the ECMA stuff confuses some browsers) but on the HTTP side what are you meant to use as the ...
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Can Google index pages that use framesets generated by javascript (document.write)?

I was tasked to check on why Google can't seem to index a client site properly. The site uses a framework given by client's parent company (so we can't use other framework). The framework use ...
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Google follows JavaScript string as relative path - produces 404 error

This is my first question on here so I hope I'm not breaking any rules, but I have a problem: I have a site that uses an Adobe Site Catalyst for its online analytics. The suite supports tagging ...
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rel=“nofollow” being removed with javascript, why?

I was looking through the blog comments of an Alexa top 20,000 site, and I noticed something odd: when a comment is viewed in the source (or in Firebug with JS turned OFF) the author's name is written ...
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document.referrer from google searches only showing “https://www.google.com”, no search terms

So I put this basic code on my website, and alert with document.referrer: alert(document.referrer); And when I do a search the link is: ...
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What is this thing called?!?! (bottom of screen popup)

I am looking for the name and some possible jquery libraries etc for the standard bottom of screen popup bar. Its like a little bar that pops out on the bottom of the screen after X seconds or ...
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Javascript - Detect if user is coming from a Google Adwords ad

Is it possible to detect if my visitors are coming to my website via a Google Adwords Ad? It would like to change the telephone number for those users only, that way I can measure the success of my ...
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Using js and cookies to show different content on homepage? Good or Bad Practice?

I just wanted to get everyone's opinion on this, so I've been thinking about using a cookie I set on our ecommerce site to show customers different content when they return to the website. It is ...
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One JS/CSS bundle Vs. One with default and one with custom

On a few of my sites, we use Javascript/CSS bundles to reduce load time. I've always used two bundles for each type (4 in total) so I have JS Bundle 1: Contains scripts that are standard on every ...
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Should I use HTTP or HTTPS to reference resources on the Google CDN?

All the examples of accessing google's CDN use https:// in the URL (including on Google itself) - but this has caused a problem when testing in Safari (certificate problem and also different domain). ...
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Free/cheap Whois Api [closed]

Is there a free API where I can pull whois data and server location data? (similar to who.is)
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Does Internet Explorer 'timeout'?

Within my website I have a single page that dynamically updates via AJAX / JSON in a plain HTML page. Now this page may be left open for up to three or four days. When I left it running over the ...
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How is this website's architecture structured? [closed]

refer to this URL: http://imagemechanics.com.au/ Every page seems to have its own unique URL, but the "/#!/" leads me to believe it's all one giant page with anchor tags defining the sections. Is ...
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How to crawl a webPage with dynamic content added by javascript

I guess there is a news that Google bots have the capability to understand our javascript code. It means this is possible to fully crawl a webpage which has lazy loading feature enabled. I am using ...
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Fixing validator error “cannot generate system identifier for general entity”

The W3C validator shows a "cannot generate system identifier for general entity" error when attempting to validate a page that contains the following code: <script type="text/javascript" ...
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Does loading and executing external javascript have influence on SEO?

Say I have a script that executes after DOM Ready. It loads more resources (like a twitter feed and the like). So, it adds up to the total experience of 'waiting' for the page to load, though it isn't ...
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how can I track google plus views in my website?

I am trying to find how I can track google plus clicks in my website for tracking purposes? Solutions not related to google analytics plse?
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jquery ui minify

I have a series of web pages that link to the following: jquery-ui-1.8.4.custom.min.js jquery.ui.widget.js jquery.ui.core.js jquery.ui.accordion.js jquery.ui.selectmenu.js jquery.ui.button.js Not ...
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Javascript for draggable, zoomable map with Google-Maps-like features

I'm looking for a JavaScript-based tool for displaying draggable, zoomable maps. It has to have the following features: Can add markers, labels, balloons (a la Google maps) Must be scriptable after ...
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Is this safe? <a href=http://javascript:…>

I wonder if href and src attributes on <a> and <img> tags are always safe w.r.t. XSS attacks, if they start with http:// or https://. For example, is it possible to append javascript: ... ...
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AJAX Keyword Suggestion Tool

Are there any JavaScript includes to provide an AJAX based keyword suggestion tool based on some existing text? For instance Yahoo offer a Keyword Extraction Tool but due to cross-domain JavaScript ...
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Is it cheating to serve different versions of the same content to users and crawlers?

I have a "smart" template for my website. For human users, the server renders the page content on the initial hit, but subsequent pages are loaded like an SPA. For a crawler, every page is rendered at ...
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How can I get Google to index content that is written into the page with JavaScript?

I have a website that focuses on charts and graphs. The graphs on the site are drawn using JavaScript, but contain keywords that I would like to have indexed. For example, here is a screenshot of ...
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How to redirect keeping the referral without server-side redirects?

I have an HTML page hosted in Dropbox that some external websites link to. I want to redirect to a different page using only HTML or Javascript, since I can't use any server-side redirects. My goal ...
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How to check if linked JavaScript and CSS files are being used?

I've inherited a website that seems to import every JS and CSS framework my predecessor could think of. Is there an easy way to analyze the site and determine which ones are actually being used? Or ...
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Track exit link and ads with PHP

I want to track exit links on my website and also exit ads like Google Adsense etc. I mean by exit ads is that when click on add I get ads dimension and ads type like Google or other ads. In short I ...
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Will text that appears dynamically (via javascript/jquery) be indexed by search engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the Google spider render JavaScript? I'm writing an article that is broken up into sections, where the content of each section is hidden unless the user expands ...
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Will a search engine lower the rank of my page if i have hidden iframes?

As a praxis, all external content on our site is put in iframes to lower the risks of any external parties injecting stuff to our users. We also do it to make sure our content shows up before banners, ...
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JS and CSS caching issue: possibly .htaccess related

I've been using the HTML5 Boilerplate for some web projects for a while now and have noticed the following issue cropping up on some sites. My CSS and JS files, when loaded by the browser, are being ...
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Does using onclick on div's effect SEO?

I have a few elements on my page that uses onclick as the link, e.g: <div class="service" onclick="location.href='<?php echo $fields->service_1_link; ?>'" style="cursor:pointer;"> ...
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Hijax == sneaky Javascript redirects? Will I get banned from Google?

Question Will I get penalised as "sneaky Javascript redirects" by Google if I have the following Hijax setup (which requires a JavaScript redirect on the page indexed by google). Goal I want to ...
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Cufon text replacement and IE8 standards mode

I have a perculiar issue. In IE8 standards mode text replaced by Cufon.Replace works roughly 50% of the time, the rest of the time the DOM modifications are there (viewed through IE developer toolbar ...
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What are the effects on loading times when conditionally loading and concatenating scripts?

Suppose you have a script in your theme that you always need on every page - say 'animate-menu.js' (10KB) - and you have one that you only need on one specific page - say 'validate-contactform.js' ...
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Collapsible menu and amount of links in a web page

One of my pages contain three levels of a collapsible menu (JS + CSS from mycssmenu.com). There are a dozen first level items displayed to users, each one with various second level items, and finally ...
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Google JSAPI Auto-Loading

When using Google's JSAPI Auto-Loading system - is there a way to get the returned file with all the JavaScript (combined) in one HTTP request? At the minute is just calls the load routines (with ...
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Forbidden 403 error on Google AdSense requests

I have created a new website and have set some ads. For some unknown reason, FireBug tells me that I get 403 errors on Google Adsense requests. I have checked my AdSense account and it does not block ...
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Are there any scripts to integrate social networking site's chat and posting features into a webpage [closed]

Are there any scripts to integrate social networking site's chat and posting features into a webpage using PHP or JS... for example a section with Facebook chat, a section to post to twitter and maybe ...
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Should I rely on externally-hosted services?

I am wondering over the dangers / difficulties in using external services like Google Chart in my production state website. With external services I mean them that you can't download and host on your ...
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Why don't people embed style and scripts in the HTML?

I know this sounds like a silly question, but hear me out. These days, there are a lot of 'media aggregator' tools that will take your globs of javascript (laden with coffee and underscores and ...
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rel=nofollow, JavaScript slider content, SEO

My website has all content on one page. I'm using JavaScript to slide (animate) between the various "subpages", so only the subpage content is shown. The menu buttons are as this: <a ...
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what's a good jquery-based content slider?

I've searched around there's so many but none seems to fit the requirements. so here is what i'm looking for: - needs to be lightweight (10+kb of JS just to slide images around is an overkill in my ...
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Site failing randomly - could it be Cloudflare or something weird in the JS?

I've been working on a simple site that uses javascript to fade through some fullscreen background images as well as some other simple animations. I've tested the site on Chrome, Safari, FF and Opera ...
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Prevent HTML files downloaded from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified?

How to prevent my HTML files downloaded to a particular system from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified? Is there any tool or method out? Well, ...
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Is there a Lightbox style plugin that fits images to screen size?

I'm looking for a Lightbox type js plugin that would take into account the browser window size and resize the currently displayed photo so it fits - like the jquery-imagefit plugin does.
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Does e.preventDefault on link prevent the page from being crawled?

I have a couple of links in navigation on homepage that lead to new pages. When clicked on link, i want to prevent going on that page (e.preventDefault()), and instead load that page in popup with ...
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Is changing HTML with JavaScript bad for SEO?

Building web apps I don't have to worry so much about SEO for back end things so dynamically changing the HTML isn't an issue. I am using backbone.js with a front end site I'm building and the site ...