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Tahoma, Verdana, Trebuchet, Georgia, etc as webfonts?

Does anyone know if the so called "web safe fonts" like Tahoma, Verdana, Trebuchet or Georgia are available as webfonts (that you can link to and safely use in your stylesheet) on a public CDN ...
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Location-Based redirection and duplication in sub-directories affecting SEO

I currently own the website www.xyz.com. The website has a sub-directory for each of the 3 target countries: .../en-US/ (United States), .../es-MX/ (Mexico), and .../es-DO/ (Dominican Republic). I ...
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271 views

Allintitle Operators - How do they work?

I've been using the allintitle operators to determine keyword competition (in conjunction with using the Adwords Keyword Generator), my understanding is that when you do an allintitle search, the ...
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Should I use a canonical URL?

I'm currently in the process of building a charts website with music from Soundcloud. The charts will be 'cleared' every week. My base URL will be: http://example.com/ Which will contain the charts ...
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249 views

Free domains for site names? [closed]

I am going to create a forum for my clan from a game and I was looking for a way to point/redirect to an ugly/long domain name from a shorter domain name. I am looking for a provider similar to ...
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HTML default font sizes

Do the HTML font tags (like p and h3) have default font sizes universally in all browsers? For example, I'd imagine p is around 16px or so. Is there a standardized list someone could link me off to?
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Best tools to build an auction website

Can I get your feedback on the best tools to build an auction website with the following features: The site takes a commission (like 5%) on each transaction Each user can assign a rating (like 4.5 ...
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1answer
112 views

Pre-defining tabular structures in MediaWiki

I have installed a fresh MediaWiki. I want to fill it with articles that will contain free text, and tabular information in the right hand column, like Wikipedia does: I want to pre-define ...
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1answer
98 views

Recommended way on implementing 301 redirects

I am rebranding a website, which involves changing the domain name. I want to know the best way of redirecting traffic to the new domain, using 301. Ideally, I will do this at the webserver (Apache) ...
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138 views

Page Rank not showing correctly everywhere?

Okay, so I checked the page rank again, and http://www.namhost.com's page rank is now 4. But I get this warning: Google Pagerank for: http://www.namhost.com 4/10 Pagerank is valid! Attention! This ...
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298 views

Google analytics and multiple domains

I need some urgent advice please with regard to Google analytics and multiple domains, and how best to handle them. Got a very sensitive customer who has a number of domains: EG ...
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524 views

Which is better, minified or obfuscated code?

I’m confused between the two. Which is better, especially for jQuery and JS? Also, which do you think is more SEO-friendly? Note: I’m a noob.
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Using ending .html for URL re-write?

For re-writing URLs to generate SEO friendly pretty URLs, it was usually recommended to use the ending extension (normally .html), as without the extension, the URL seems to be incomplete. Probably, ...
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1answer
289 views

How to monitor outgoing server activity to detect malware?

I have a website that has previously been victim of malware. I restored the site from an old backup and have made every effort to lock down the server. I have no way to be absolutely certain that the ...
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1answer
137 views

why my website isn't recognised by google? [closed]

i have a big problem. My website is invisible by google. Why ? i have made my robots.txt and sitemap.xml and all looks pretty good. my website : (removed; potentially spam) thanks à lot Forthomme ...
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3answers
855 views

How do you customize a Facebook like box?

I've found a few articles that allow you to customize the Facebook like box, but it's mostly just background and border color. Is there a way to customize the text color on a facebook like box? and ...
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4answers
14k views

How to host a single website on multiple servers?

I'm planning on releasing an iOS app that downloads video from my server. If hundreds of people on the launch day try to do this, then my website and the services that my server provides will clearly ...
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1answer
156 views

Internet Explorer blocking

How do I add a custom page that is displayed only to Internet Explorer users so that they are not able to access my blog. I'm using Wordpress 3.3 and thought there would be a plugin for that or ...
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1answer
445 views

whois shows status “pending delete”

I want to buy a domain that is in a status pendingDelete. who.is shows: Registrar: NAMEKING.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.nameking.com Referral URL: http://www.nameking.com Status: pendingDelete ...
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622 views

Should I decline a credit card based on IP Address

We are having a problem with a user who comes to our site to attempt to validate hundreds of credit card numbers. He will run around 400+ $1.00 transactions at a time, find some valid card numbers and ...
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2k views

Files I should have on every website

I would like to have a list of files that should exist on every website. The idea is to please most browsers and bots and get down with the number of 404 messages in the logs. So far I have the ...
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2answers
413 views

Having google index canonicals but users using parameters - correct?

I'm working on a site that has a search facility with multiple parameters that look up property listings. The possible parameters are: City, Area, Building Type, Min. Bedrooms, Max Rental Price, ...
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165 views

Robots.txt Issue

So I've been assigned to take a look at our SEO (an area I have some, but not amazing competence in), and the first thing I noticed is that our robots.txt file says the following: # go away ...
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1answer
27 views

phpbb when changing the overall style of the style what are all the files that should be altered

I have installed phpbb board in my site. I want to change the total style and color of the board. I just want to know what are all the files that I should concentrate on so that finally the total ...
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300 views

robots.txt ignored

I'm working on a joomla website, and robots.txt is messing with me... i have it in domain.com/website/robots.txt and I just wanna prevent users from browsing directories. By default it had Disallow: ...
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1answer
447 views

Why is Gmail showing the word 'Unsubscribe' in email subject lines?

I have recently noticed that when I send out e-mail campaigns that Gmail is now including 'Unsubscribe' in the subject along with my actual subject. Is this now a common practice among e-mail ...
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2answers
77 views

What are some software products and tools to use in order to increase user-conversion?

What are some ways other than in-person tests that webmasters can do to try to increase user conversion and participation?
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1answer
142 views

How effective is guest-blogging for SEO?

I was wondering how much time to devote to guest-blogging. It is pretty consuming and one person can only do a few per day max. And often you just get a link in the bottom of the post. Is it really ...
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2answers
103 views

Hiring security auditors…what should I know?

I want to hire someone to do a security audit of my website but I'm not sure how to go about it. Where are good places to look for an auditor? Besides a list of referrals, what should I be looking ...
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3answers
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How to remove trailing slashes from URL with .htaccess?

The situation Across the entire domain, we'd like the URLs to hide file extensions and remove trailing slashes, independent of the domain name itself (as in, works on any domain). Sample of our ...
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2answers
3k views

.htaccess directory to subdomain

I have been trying to make a subdomain from a directory (made by .htaccess) to be used as the main page starting like http://domain.com/sub/2/3/4.html and turning into ...
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1answer
207 views

Store customer in DB and PayPal?

I am working on payment page of my website but cannot figure out at which process to store customer's details before sending them to PayPal payment page. Here's the process: Choose Product page ...
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2answers
681 views

rel=canonical required for HTTPS?

I'm offering a page through HTTP and HTTPS, both with the same URL scheme. I.e., a page is available as http://www.example.com/page1.html as well as https://www.example.com/page1.html. Should I add ...
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871 views

Tool for clickstream anlyzing of Apache logs?

Are there any good tools to analyze the clickstream of individual users in Apache web server logs? For example, I'd like to be able to click on a visitors IP address and see all pages the user ...
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1answer
58 views

Excellent web development podcasts

Could we get a list of excellent web development podcasts to subscribe to? I will mark this as a community wiki and add to it as new suggestions come in. Suggestions so far; SitePoint Boagworld
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2answers
1k views

SEO penalty for landing page redirects

Using ebay as an example- lets say I have a large number of items whose URLs' look like this: cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1981-VW-Vanagon-manual-seats-seven-/250953153841 I want to give my client the ...
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3answers
565 views

Best practices when loading images for improving page loading speed

I am working on optimizing a page's loading speed. Here are some analytics: Notice how the images, although only accounting for 65% of the total size (1.1MB), are by far the slowest loading ...
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1answer
59 views

Website analytic software compliance

I need to find a program which can crawl a site and show what various search engine spiders will parse (or not parse) and use for information. What we are looking to do is have a program go through ...
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6answers
1k views

Adding a Forum to my site: build one from scratch or use existing open-source platform?

Note: I posted this originally to stackoverflow.com, had it closed, and was told to post it on programmers.stackexchange.com. So I posted it on programmers.stackexhange.com, had it cloased, and was ...
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1answer
562 views

Why isn't Google Analytics Goal Tracking working?

I want to use Google Analytics to track registrations on my site. I don't see anything in my Google Analytics reports. Here is my markup: <input type="submit" value="Register" ...
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2answers
125 views

Cleaning up the mess with SEO and conversions in mind

I'm having some kind of a unique situation here, but at the same time it's the typical mess web-beginners create. I took over a project for an event-company and at the moment they're having several ...
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1answer
130 views

Ways to set up a simple inventory form quickly

I needed a simple inventory form of sort on my website where visitors could enter their information, pick the item they wanted and then submit the form and dispatch an email. The information will be ...
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1answer
204 views

Can a web-server be reached in other ways than through `HTTP` or externally?

A server hosting an application built in PHP: Can the server be reached in other ways than through HTTP or externally? Is GET and POST only populated through the HTTP protocol? Is HTTP headers, GET ...
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3answers
96 views

How to diagnose one user not able to reach my site?

My site is www.trainerroad.com and lives on Azure. I have a customer who get's Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to www.trainerroad.com When trying to access our website. Yesterday they ...
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3answers
5k views

How can I replicate Google Page Speed's lossless image compression as part of my workflow?

I love that Google's Page Speed is able to losslessly compress a lot of my images, but I'd love to make it part of my workflow, prior to uploading a site and making it live. Is there anything I can ...
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3answers
656 views

Sudden connection problems with Akismet

I've had the Akismet anti-spam plugin installed and working great on two of my non-commercial Wordpress blogs for the past couple of months. Both sites are using my same API key. Today, on one blog ...
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1answer
111 views

WMT Change of Address Question

I may be splitting hairs here, but the Change of Address form on WMT states "new" domain: If you've moved your site to a new domain, you can use the Change of address tool to tell Google about ...
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1answer
78 views

Generic updater for php-applications and other webapps

I administer a few servers, on some of which are a lot of users which happily deploy mediawikis and oder php-applications. This gives me headaches since there are often old versions of them lying ...
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1answer
178 views

SEO Value in redirected link?

Our local Chamber of Commerce has an incoming link to us, but they are using an internal ASP page to process the link and using a 302 redirect to send that page to our site. So our anchor text on ...
2
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1answer
167 views

Best way to address this Magento issue

I am in need of some advice/pointers on how best to attack a problem I am faced with in Magento 1.4.0.1. Here is the scenario: Consider a product catalog of multiple thousands of products in which ...

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