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Will replacing 'to' with 2 or 'for' with 4 improve my site's PageRank

Is it true that replacing words such as "to" and "for" with numbers (2 and 4 respectively) help increase my website's PageRank. Is it a useful SEO technique and if so why does it work?
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What credibility indicators can be used for a new web app?

I understand that when you have an app which you launched an year back or so, its pretty easy to get testimonials from your users which then works as 'credibility indicators' when published on your ...
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Page Speed Online vs Chrome Extension

In optimizing a content blog of mine with the goal of achieving the highest page speed score possible for obvious reasons (user experience, SEO, etc..), the results I'm obtaining are throwing me for a ...
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Form development optimization

Like many web developers I do forms all the time. I found myself doing the same all the time: placing input fields, assigning a name to each, ajax the form, then create the PHP which involves to ...
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Page Speed Optimization Questions: defer parsing and specifying a char set?

Continuing to optimized a web site, I'm using Chrome's Dev Tool add-on for Page Speed. I've been able to do a good bit of performance tuning thanks to its suggestions, but these two have me perplexed:...
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How to enable more file formats for GZIP/Deflate Compression

I enabled gzip/Deflate compression on our servers per Google's Page Speed directives, and it looks like it's now compression html/php files, but a couple file formats aren't being compressed that ...
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What's the best way to load Javascript into a page to optimize performance?

Is there a way to load my JavaScript into a page that will make it load faster?
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Can AJAX in a CMS slow down your server

I am currently developing some plugins for WordPress, and I was wondering which route to take. Let's take an example, you want to display the last 3 tweets on your page. Option 1 You do things the ...
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Ensure we're found in Facebook search for both full & abbreviated company names?

We have a client with a facebook page, let's say his company is called Bob Roberts Super Widgets. And if you search in Facebook for Bob Roberts Super Widgets then up he pops. But the shorthand he's ...
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Hosting speed tests?

Are there any sites to test the speed of your hosting? I know there are sites that will tell you why your site is slow, e.g. - YSlow, etc., but how about the speed of bandwidth you get from your ...
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How do you clean up a site with #1 organic google rank?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. My company's website recently started ranking in the top 5 Google organic results for 80% of our 2 and 3 word "target" phrases, often #1. This has resulted in awesome e-...
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Why is Yslow telling me Use cookie-free domains on only one of my sites?

I have Four websites all hosted under the same account (all under public_html of a main domain). All but one give me an A for "use cookie-free domains" but one of them gives me an F. What should I be ...
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Adding text shadow to your whole website

I want to add shadow to all the text into a website. The text is in different elements of the website. Now I was thinking of 2 things. 1) add a class to all the containers with text, and just give ...
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Optimizing for load time VS staying organized

I am working on several projects where I often have to make small changes. Now I know it is important to have a fast loading page, but as a developer it is also handy to keep organized by splitting ...
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Buttons in pure CSS3 or use image sprite

I want to know if it would be better to make an image for the buttons that I use, or can I get away with pure CSS. Ill give you the code. html: <ul id="buttons-dev"> <li id="button-plan"&...
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One gzip test returns positive, one returns negative.

Can anyone help me figure this. If I use this compression test it tells me my site uses gzip. But when I run the yslow Firefox plugin it tells me my site does not use gzip. Has anyone came across ...
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Hoping to boost traffic to NFP site. SEO info? HELP! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I'm doing work for a not-for-profit looking to boost traffic to the site. I need to learn a ...
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How to show content for logged-in vs logged-out users?

We have a set of pages with the following urls: www.mysite.com/info/page1.html www.mysite.com/info/page2.html www.mysite.com/info/page3.html Each has a structure as follows: ---------------------- ...
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CSS images loading extremely slow

I'm having difficulties with the following website : http://ladaily.com/los-angeles Seems like the rendering time of small images (less than 1KB) is extremely slow (over 2+ seconds). Any idea on ...
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What is considered the optimal placement of a link to an RSS feed for SEO?

When do I want a search engine's spider to run across my RSS feed link? Before the heading (not saying header tag..) During the heading During the main content During the footer After the footer ...
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How to increase site ranking? for a keyword: Sushil Handa [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I have a website located at: http://www.fifthvedaentrepreneurs.com I am trying to get this website ...
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What are some good resources for doing A/B testing of a website?

I know of Google Website Optimizer and have used it some, and it's pretty good. Are there better options? Any good blogs about A/B testing?
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I'm seeing a lot of a new format for title elements for major sites: a few tags, and only then the title of the site itself, is this now optimal SEO?

I'm seeing a lot of sites go to a format similar to the one now in use by stackexchange sites (i.e. short topic - maybe a long topic - only finally the site's name). Is this optimal SEO? It seems ...
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What should I use to automatically combine css/js files?

I'm aware of sprockets for combining javascript files, but haven't tried it. What are some other options and how do they stack up?
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Optimizing wordpress to handle 7 times spike in traffic

My Wordpress site jumped from 3,000 visits to over 20,000 via organic traffic. How can I optimize it to handle the current load? I know their are some brilliant minds on here. Any illumination in ...
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Punch Line Marketing

There are so many "punch line" websites like: http://www.thatswhyyoufail.com www.canrailsscale.com/ www.nooooooooooooooo.com/ but it's a mystery how they ever get so popular. I have an idea for a ...
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Google Webmaster site performance - apparently website loads slow

I have a website which was hosted in Germany till last month. Then this month I moved it to a US based server. The new host is one of the best and top ranking dedicated hosting provider. Ever since I ...
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How big sites scale up and optimize to massive traffic?

How do sites like Facebook and Twitter optimize their sites for massive traffic. Aside from spending big bucks on getting the best servers, what can be optimized in your code to accommodate massive ...
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How do I compress my JavaScript and/or CSS?

I know that there are ways to dynamically load it into the page, but if I want to compress my code so it loads even faster, how do I do it?
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drupal site speed increase

I'm using a drupal site with a theme from rockettheme. The users are member users. The problem is for unknown reason the site is very slow. Takes around 20 seconds to open the page. I have tried ...
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When to use and not to use ETags

I was just looking at our site on WebPageTest.org and one of their recommendations for speeding up a website is: ETag headers should generally not be used unless you have an explicit reason to ...
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What is a good program for optimizing images on a website?

I have some extensive website that I need to analyze the images and see if they can be optimized. Can any one recommend a good program for this?
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Companies that provide user information / targeting API?

Are there any companies that provide simple APIs to get user information or targeting data on website visitors? Essentially some anonymous version of the data used by advertising companies to target ...
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Common optimizations to reduce HTML or XHTML page size?

What are some common optimizations performed to reduce HTML or XHTML page size? Some that come to mind are: removing comments, removing extraneous whitespace, moving repetitive inline styles to a ...
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How is the pagespeed in google webmaster tools measured?

With the inclusion of the page performance in the google ranking algorithm, What things can be done to get better figures on the webmaster tools performance measure? if the onload method of the page ...
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Should I combine js/css files into a single file?

Both YSlow and Google's Page Speed add-ons recommend combining script (and style) files into a single file each to reduce the number of HTTP requests, and I can certainly see the point of this when ...
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Are there services that specialize in converting design into layout?

Are there reasonably-priced services that will take a PSD design concept that was created by a local designer and generate at least a first take on decent HTML? I know what I want (content-first, ...
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CSS reduction for faster loading / less bandwidth

Is compacting CSS / Removing unused rules for a specific page worthwhile in terms of bandwidth or can we rely on caching (headers/last-modified) to remove this overhead in the wild? Cheers Also, ...
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What can I do to reduce the file size of my images?

Working with some wordpress themes I've been modifying some of the image files and noticed that my edited versions are sometimes 3-4x larger than the original (saved using the same format). I don't ...