4
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3answers
312 views

Does rel=“nofollow” link helps in SEO

I have read that links to rel="nofollow" doesn't help in pagerank or SEO. I used google webmaster tool to find out the external links pointing to my website. In results i found some links from ...
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297 views

Validating sitemaps with images tag

I am trying to add the <image> tag to my sitemap, but even trying to look at the XSD , as mentioned by Google at http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=183668 , I get 404 ...
3
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1answer
266 views

How do I follow up on the comments made in my site using Facebook comments plugin?

I installed Facebook's social plugin - Comments. I thought that it would encourage people to comment on my articles and by doing that I will get (at the end) more traffic. After installing it to my ...
2
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2answers
141 views

add stock intro and outro to a set of .mp3's?

If I have a bunch of existing podcast mp3's, with no intro and outro, can I do something simple to add a stock intro and outro (supplied as .mp3's) to each podcast?
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4answers
254 views

I want to run a URL shortener for my own usage, what do I need to do?

I am tired of using external URL shorteners, my favorite "tr.im" went out of business. I know there are some that will do reporting for me, but I want to run my own, so I can see the usage myself, for ...
2
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2answers
116 views

Google not following “canonical” directive for a certain type of URLs

a few months ago we set up canonical URLs for many page types such as http://www.wowhead.com/item=50362/deathbringers-will. This worked very well and google picked them all up. A few days ago I ...
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1answer
135 views

Best pay per click book advertising

I think my web site is good for advertising books. It contains programming tutorials in Turkish. However there no good ads program in Turkey and Turkish users can't buy books on amazon etc. So is ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Why does my favicon look terrible in Internet Explorer 7?

I have a 32x32 favicon (in .ico format) that shows up fine in Firefox 3.6.12 and Chrome 5.0.375.70. But in Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13 it looks terrible. It also looks bad in Windows Explorer (XP). ...
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2answers
2k views

Share on Facebook does not show thumbnail images

I have a PHP application which has a "Share on Facebook" button that, On the development server shows the thumbnail images correctly and allows the user to select between them On the live server, it ...
3
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2answers
515 views

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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2answers
665 views

What is the difference between JSP and PHP regarding hosting?

Is it easy to host a jsp website like PHP? Is the server open source like Apache? and What is the best server for jsp?
2
votes
1answer
289 views

Safe directory for cron job PHP scripts

I have a website which I run a PHP script for updating its Database. What is considered to be an acceptable location on the server to store such scripts? Obviously only the root (running a cronjob to ...
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2answers
451 views

Why has mysql stopped working on localhost and how do I fix it? [closed]

I asked this at superuser but I'm having no joy there. I was really hoping someone could help because I'm stumped. I use a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.4 For a few years I have used MAMP to ...
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votes
3answers
392 views

What are the advantages of adding a like button specifcally for your website if you already have a facebook page?

What are the advantages of adding a like button specifcally for your website if you already have a facebook page? What i mean is say you have a facebook page for your product, and you include a like ...
5
votes
2answers
144 views

What does a complete rebrand/focus change do for a domains SEO?

I have a client that launched a webstore a while back and for example, lets say he sold apples on it and the domain was called www.fruit.com The webstore is not doing so well so he has decided to do ...
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3answers
260 views

Are there any cross-operating-system, cross-browser bugs of which web-programmers should be aware?

Perhaps this belongs on superuser, but I'll try here on stackoverflow first I develop on Ubuntu and was wondering if it's safe to assume that my site will look the same in, say, Chrome, when viewed ...
8
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2answers
376 views

Dynamic sitemap file

Does it matter if I serve sitemap.xml as a dynamic page? e.g., use .htaccess to rewrite sitemap.xml (or whatever static URL I submitted at the Webmaster Tools) to a PHP file. The PHP file will call ...
2
votes
3answers
238 views

Site Search Engine for 1,000 page website [closed]

I manage a website with about 1,000 articles that need to be searchable by my members. The site search engines I've tried all had their own problems: Fluid Dynamics Search Engine Since it's ...
2
votes
2answers
438 views

What is the disadvantages of removing HTML tags before indexing?

This is a silly question but i am bit confused. Can any explain What is the disadvantages of removing HTML tags before indexing the pages? Thanks in advance.
2
votes
1answer
150 views

What's the extent of the “damage” to having a broken URL found by the spiders (showing in Google Webmaster Tools)?

An error with our URL rewrite rules caused some pages to be not found (404 errors) when Google crawled our site. I regularly watch for errors and fix database or coding issues when they arise. We ...
2
votes
2answers
171 views

Sitemaps index submission

I have two questions regarding site maps: 1) Currently my site has around 5,000 pages. However, in the future it will contain more than 50,000 pages. Should I start using sitemap-index with only one ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Trying to collect input values using hidden input fields

I have the following fields: First Name: <input type="text" id="tFName" name="tFName" maxlength="50" /> Last Name: <input type="text" id="tLName" name="tLName" maxlength="50" /> Is ...
2
votes
3answers
86 views

How do I know whether a site is a daughter site of another?

Given http://www.ocfaustralia.org/ and site 2 http://griffith.ocfaustralia.org/, is there a way for me to tell whether site 2 is a daughter site for site 1? That is, if I were to remove site 1 would ...
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0answers
83 views

How do I know whether a site is a daughter site of another?

Give site 1 and site 2, is there a way for me to tell whether site 2 is a daughter site for site 1? That is, if I were to remove site 1 would site 2 go down as well? The reason I'm asking is because ...
5
votes
2answers
184 views

How to provide Google reviews information?

In some search results Google displays nice stars and total reviews on particular webpage, it looks pretty cool, and I would like to know how does Google know, how many reviews this website has and ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

How can I resolve HTML validation errors when using Facebook Comments?

I am trying to validate my document that has the following facebook comments tag <fb:comments width="425"></fb:comments> I am getting validation error: Line 333, Column 45: Element ...
4
votes
5answers
971 views

JavaScript to stream video files

Is there a JavaScript API for streaming WMV/AVI/MOV files?
1
vote
1answer
525 views

Overriding link action with ajax - SEO

If I override default link href with onclick and ajax, for example link <a href="/mypage">, so onclick I load mypage through ajax, if javascript is disabled, or its a text browser or bot, I let ...
0
votes
3answers
117 views

Alternative of Wordpress for site with review [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? can anyone help with alternative of Wordpress for site with review. Need more seriously CMS. Thanks.
2
votes
3answers
442 views

HTML comments and SEO

Is there anyway that too many HTML comments in a document can effect SE rankings? Do the spiders ignore all of them?
0
votes
3answers
174 views

Importance of grabbing a domain tld

How important is it to grab all available domain TLDs for somewhat popular site? (Alexa Rank: ~20k)
3
votes
3answers
466 views

PageRank: will links pointing to pages protected by robots.txt still count?

If every single link to a given website www.example.com points to a page in a particular subdirectory (i.e. www.example.com/user/[something]), but that directory is off limits as per robots.txt, i.e. ...
10
votes
3answers
256 views

Local SEO Strategies

What are your strategies for local SEO? For example, if you had a web design company in Lincoln, Nebraska, what would you do for your website from an SEO perspective?
0
votes
2answers
349 views

Premium News script

what are possible premium News script available? We are a small company that wants to shift our attention to News/Blogging service. What's the best premium script that we can buy for this?
2
votes
5answers
476 views

Do new lines in the title tag affect SEO?

I is common thing that if you have some login that creates the title tag content to finish with several new lines in it. For example: <title> Title | Category | My Site Name ...
0
votes
4answers
694 views

Set up a newsletter system for my site

I would like to filter my registered users db, check the ones who suscribed to the newsletter and send an HTML type email. Are there some scripts out there for this? A cPanel feature maybe? Or do i ...
2
votes
3answers
132 views

Know a good place to purchase seed data of storenames, addresses, and phone numbers?

I just build a new web app, and I am looking for data to seed it with. Anyone know any good seed data retailers? Or am I missing something and there is a way to do this for free. I am entirely open to ...
0
votes
2answers
169 views

Where can I host this?

I'm looking for a VPS or dedicated that can have a web crawler running all day long. It would gather data and then add it to some websites. These websites currently have around 1k unique visits/day, ...
0
votes
2answers
116 views

Recommendations for affordable and reliable Drupal theme designer [closed]

Can anyone recommend an affordable and reliable Drupal theme designer, who can take a concept and produce a Drupal 6.19-compliant theme? The backend functionality and structure of the web site is ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

URLEncode of full URL

I am using the PHP urlencode() function to escape chars for anchor tags (). Why can't I use the function on a full URL such as ...
10
votes
3answers
445 views

Does Google Preview obey Robots.txt?

Because it sure looks like it does. For my sites we disallow the images directory and the previews are all missing images which makes the site look wonky. Is this the case and is there a way to ...
1
vote
1answer
205 views

List of Article Submission Directories

I used to have a link to the top 50 article submission directories arranged by PR, Alexa, and maybe some other factors. Anyone have this link (and others), that show a ton of article submission ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I replace the Magento favicon?

I'm trying to replace the Magento favicon, but I can't seem to find it. Where is it?
3
votes
4answers
228 views

Is hosting a webapp in Europe faster for Europeans than if hosted in USA?

I'm considering hosting a webapp to be used in northern Europe, but my current hosting provider is USA-based. I'm looking at about 17 hops from my machine to the hosting provider, and I'm concerned ...
0
votes
1answer
191 views

Managing OpenX campaigns for several advertisers

We're running our own OpenX instance with several advertisers. Each month, the advertiser's campaign should reset its available impressions, based on whatever plan the advertiser paid. I think this is ...
1
vote
2answers
268 views

Link of image and text

I am currently linking related and text (caption) in the following way: <a href="/link"><img src="image.jpg" ... />This is caption</a> Meaning I combine both and text inside the ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

HTML5 and facebook Graph API

In order to use the "og:" meta tag of Facebook Graph, I need to add the following to the tag: xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/" ...
2
votes
4answers
135 views

What is the idea behind occupying domains?

I see that most domain names that contain some nice words like: www.pixelmania.com , www.musicbox.com and so on... are registered but look just auto-populated with some random data. Why they do this ? ...
1
vote
4answers
433 views

SEO: adding an unecessary description key in dynamic url is it good or not?

in the typical DB driven cms/ecommerce site you will have items pages at urls in some form similar to: http://www.domain.com/item.php?id=36 1) Is it good for SEO purpose to add a sort of ...
0
votes
1answer
478 views

Redirecting dynamic pages to static pages URL

I decided to convert all my dynamic pages to static pages URLs. I used to have "/contactUS.php" and now I want the page to be served as "/contact-us". I used to following rule n .htaccess: ...

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