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Using local DNS and public DNS during site development

I'm a web designer and I often develop new sites for existing businesses. Sometimes I find it useful to point my DNS address (for my personal computer) to the development servers local DNS (instead of ...
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639 views

.htaccess issue (500 - Internal Server Error) error

I was trying to learn how to edit and make a .htaccess file using a tutorial found at corz.org, I copied an existing .htaccess file from another site on my localhost and pasted the following content ...
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View hits by domain name in Google Analytics

I have multiple domains and I set the appropriate settings in the javascript code but in Google Analytics I would like to see the number of page views by each domain. I can't seem to find this report. ...
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Site redesign: New analytics profile or not

So we are in the process of redesigning our website, it's a radical redesign from what is currently out there. We have been using GA on it since we started. My question to you all and this isn't a ...
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What is the best way to scan for a keyword in the URL? [closed]

What is the best way to scan for a keyword in the URL? Eg. I want to find the words "shirt" in the URL.
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Pointing domain away from google

I've already asked this question on google apps support, didnt fet an answer yet, and I am in a bit of a hurry. Need to have that website up by monday. Question: We have a domain registered at ...
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545 views

Hacked .htaccess - Inconsistent Results

At present a large number of .htaccess files are being created in various website folders throughout the site. Current .htaccess files are also being modified to include the following (cleaned up) ...
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Setting up Gmail subdomain on my domain

I just set up my domain with Google Apps. During the Gmail setup process the tutorial said we could also set up mail.mydomain.com and we'd look at it later. But it never came up. Now, I can't seem to ...
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Adding a user specific website to a domain

I just got a domain (first time) and set it up with Google Apps. I was wondering if it was possible to set up personal websites for individual users on the domain using notation such as abc@xyz.com ...
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SEO - advice on costing and setting deliverables [closed]

I've some experience of doing on-site SEO work for clients for whom I've been developing their website at the same time. It's always been added in as part of the overall package and the costing for ...
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479 views

community driven video platform

I am looking for a platform to build a community-driven education video site. We already have quite a few community web-apps runing on python/django, so something based on these technologies would be ...
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Ad Block is blocking some images, excluding others, on a site I host

I've created a website that has political banners (in .GIF and .PNG) with the intention of people being able to copy and embed them with the code provided below the image. Strangely, 3 of the 10 ...
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Redirect *.example.com to example.com

I have some valid subdomains in my httpd.conf file. Now how do I redirect anything that's not a valid subdomain to the main website? What I mean is, if I have a valid subdomain hello.example.com, it ...
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Can google crawl an URL (say some static HTML file) that has no pointing link? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible for web crawlers to see static pages without following a link to them? I have some URLs (some pdfs and static HTML files) in my website that I want only ...
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1answer
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what is the primary domain in godaddy for?

I just bought the deluxe web-hosting service of godaddy and am very confused with the term "primary domain". What is this thing for and can I remove it so I can organize my websites in different ...
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1answer
73 views

Pre-Launch Indexing - Is it good to posting on-topic content for indexing prior to launch?

Is it worthwhile to put up some content, sans design, just for the purpose of getting indexed on the topic/product of the site that will be launched. For example: Domain = ...
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773 views

Where can I find the most up-to-date information on my domain's name servers?

I just switched registrars for a bunch of domains and the new registrar didn't copy over my existing name servers. Now all my pages appear as "parked" domains when you visit them. I've gone in and ...
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404 errors showing in Google Webmaster Tools

My Google Webmaster Tools account, shows that I have crawling errors that are caused by links to pages that do not exist (404 not found). But when I look at the source pages that are accused of ...
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1answer
201 views

How long can I purchase a expired domain name?

I am currently interested in a domain name. Its whois information are Updated Date: 10-jan-2012 Creation Date: 1-dec-2010 Expiration Date: 1-dec-2011 How long I still need to wait to ...
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1answer
266 views

Are shorter URIs better from an SEO perspective? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are shorter URLS better for SEO? I'm creating SEO friendly URIs on my site. Is there a big difference between these different options? /this-is-my-title ...
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How do Search Engines handle Singular vs. Plural?

In a site's main menu, one link points to the page containing a list of links to several software packages. By following this link in the main menu, the user's action can be seen from two different ...
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1answer
84 views

Can I charge customers at random through my online credit card processor?

I'm developing a site and have never used CC processing before. On my site customers are submitting products to companies for review. I charge them different amounts depending on how many products ...
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115 views

How to determine size of website compared to others?

How does one determine the size of a website compared to others? So if I know the approximate number of visitors per month and per day - is there some metric that can tell me the size of a website ...
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2answers
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Is permanent redirect of subdomain a bad idea for SEO?

I have a client that wants different subdomains as 'marketing URLs' that point (301 redirect) at directories, so: shop.mysite.com -> mysite.com/shop artist1.mysite.com -> mysite.com/artist1 ...
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How many H2, h3 h4 are the maximum recommended?

I know that only one H1 is recommended, but what about the other titles? I've read that you can put "as many as required H2 elements to denote sections on the page". Is it correct?
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The $1000-Dollar Bill [closed]

So I know that this question will vary heavily for the type of website, but here it is. Imagine you have a $1000 to spend on your new website. You can handle development and hosting yourself. In ...
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1answer
147 views

Google Optimizer code, validation and cdata

I ran my site through the W3C validator, and a bunch of errors were caused by the Google Website Optimizer javascript. It seems weird that would happen. If I put CDATA around it, the error go away. I ...
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1answer
164 views

Can the blog subdomain take precedence over my own domain in search engines?

Suppose I create a blog with SomeName in blogger.com or tumblr.com. So the address is SomeName.blogger.com or SomeName.tumblr.com. I need some clarification as to the situation when I want to use ...
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1answer
93 views

Domain forwarding with a dot com

Ok, I can't find this exact situation here, so here it goes... We have a website at somedomain.US At the time this was put up, someone else owned the .COM and .NET versions of the domain. This .US ...
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1answer
155 views

window.performance (Navigation Timing) - how to get this reported in “analytics way”

I have recently learned about window.performance that seems a great way to measure webapp performance using real client traffic. Is there any analytics service that is built on top of this and allows ...
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1answer
2k views

What is the current legal status of magnet links?

Prelude: I develop a cloud service which could be described as dropbox meets torrents and as side effect it enables distribution of arbitrary content via magnet links. Certain amount of magnet links ...
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Products missing from backend after import

My client imported about 70 products into magneto and the all imported properly it seemed, but now only about half of them appear in the catalog ( backend ) searching for the SKU returns no results. I ...
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1answer
123 views

Intuitive solution for a very small private video site?

I have a wordpress site for which I want to provide videos for money. I thought about using youtube: user creates an account > user pays > gets access to a private page on wordpress (with a plugin) ...
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233 views

How to block domain access? [closed]

I'm studying AWStats in my server and I see no interesting domain access. How can I block it with htaccess or another solution
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2answers
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.htaccess remove index.php/url/ from URL

.htaccess is not working. /index.php/user -- is working http://www.example.com/user is not working Current .htaccess file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond ...
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1answer
2k views

SEO optimization multiple region site, domains and multilingual site

I am taking SEO of our website to another level. I read a lot about it and study all aspects of how to properly handle multiple domains and languages. For now we use three domain names www.myurl.eu, ...
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2answers
222 views

Are there any other ways to notify users besides sending them an email?

I have a forum that sends users an email whenever someone replies to a topic that they posted. However, given how some of my users don't check email that often, and I was wondering if there was ...
2
votes
1answer
633 views

Will changing from www to non-www version affect my rankings?

I currently force www. and also specify that in Google Webmaster Tools. I know it's recommended to just pick on or the other, and to not use both. But if I change everything to not have www, and I ...
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Should <a> tags with href=“#” (or other internal links) use rel=“noindex, nofollow”?

For SEO purposes, should <a> tags with href="#" make use of rel="nofollow", rel="noindex", rel="noindex, nofollow", or does it not matter? I'm asking because I have some elements on my site ...
4
votes
1answer
341 views

How does Facebook advertising tool calculate estimated reach?

I'm trying to understand how Facebook advertising calculates the reach. Here is the issue: I have 10.000 fans from my country, but when I select "show only to my fans", the reach is estimated do ...
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2answers
118 views

What is the generic type of this background image?

What is this type of texture referred to in web design? Blotted, blotched? And what are the best ways or tools to generate similar textures and backgrounds?
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3answers
522 views

Strange description appearing in Google search results [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google use the Meta Description Tag for Description of Page? I just noticed that when searching Google for the name of a website I'm working on, the search result ...
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1answer
2k views

Vertical page flip effect

I found turn.js as a very simple and nice effect to create page flip effect. The problem is that I'm looking for that effect but vertical not horizontal. Does anybody knows any Javascript or what ...
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2answers
102 views

Site experiencing low traffic volume between 8AM and 4PM BST

There may be no definitive answer to this question but I thought peer review of the problem might stimulate some ideas on the topic. We have a boutique sales site that is experiencing low volumes of ...
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1answer
2k views

How to diagnose slow loading web pages?

Pages at my domain sometimes load very slow. The domain is registered at 101domain, server is in Europe. Reply from 91.185.209.164: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=60 Reply from 91.185.209.164: bytes=32 ...
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1answer
386 views

SEO: many small pages or only one big? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SEO one longer page vs. several targeted subpages? Is is better to have just one big page with nice descriptions of products, or just one small page with link to small ...
3
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1answer
197 views

Why would Google Rich Snippets work for one site author but not another?

I'm using the Rich Snippets with two of my websites: http://www.meow.fr and another one. They both have the same two authors: Jordy and Jing. What is amazing is that the Google+ profile picture is ...
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1answer
442 views

Authenticate phpBB using custom MS-SQL database

How can I let my users to log into a phpBB forum by entering their user credentials while these credentials are stored in a separate MS SQL database? I mean I need to customize the authentication ...
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2answers
130 views

Non-international domain names and SEO

My current domain name is meow.fr. However, the website is in French AND English (we can switch the language, and it's not automatic translation, it's truly a multilingual website). Still, the ...
2
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1answer
698 views

How to redirect user into mobile website?

Hi how to redirect the user into mobile site when the user accessing from mobile. Say example i have site called www.mysite.com. Now, a person accessing a website from mobile it should redirect to ...

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