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Anywhere to get a free .me domain?

is there anywhere I can get a free .me domain name?
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Clarify “canonical” word: Can someone please list the various uses of this word in SEO context, and point out correct or incorrect uses of it?

I think the authoritative use of the word "canonical" in the SEO discipline dates back to this 2006 blog post by Matt Cuts on cononicalization: ...
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7answers
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How should I study a competitor's off page SEO?

What are the things I need to do, and with what tools to know what a competitor has working for him/her off-page (free and paid tools -- please suggest both)? First of all, I'm supposing I want to ...
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1answer
157 views

Validating sitemap with Yahoo Explorer

I have a sitemap index on my website, which I successfully validated with "Google webmasters tools". The declarations at the top are: <sitemapindex ...
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1answer
243 views

List of all URI elements for a website

Does anyone know a good way of getting a list of all the URI elements for a website? I plan on moving a website to a new CMS and would like to setup some 301 redirects for articles, images, css, and ...
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1answer
833 views

convert pdf to jpeg on linux?

Sometimes clients email me a poster which they received from a graphic designer in pdf format that they want added to the site. I have generally told them to ask the designer to export it in jpeg ...
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1answer
421 views

Can I make a website template based on a PC game?

I was thinking to create a WordPress theme related to Starcraft 2. The theme would be free (under GPL). Am I allowed to do this or is it a copyright violation?
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2answers
438 views

sitemap that contains millions of links/URLs

I am currently working on a shopping / auction website. The involving party who's doing SEO consultancy is insisting to generate URLs for every single combination of products listed on the website, ...
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1answer
689 views

What's the a good mailing list manager/platform?

I maintain a local Japanese conversation group and we're getting big enough that we need to get serious about a real mailing list. What is a good solution? Good means easy, free, low-maintenance... ...
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1answer
282 views

Tooltips for keyboard users

The title attribute can be used on almost any HTML element, particularly hyperlinks, to provide some additional detail of the element. This is useful for screen readers, but not so much when using the ...
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1answer
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Google Traffic Does Not Add Up

I have just done a search for two different keyword phrases. When I look at both of the results, they have the same number of "Local Monthly Searches" according to the Keyword Tool in Google Adwords ...
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How to create an overlay div using CSS only (no Javascript)?

I'm trying to figure out how to create a div that overlays the page, staying in one place when the page scrolls, such as used in this article: Top 5 Botched PC Game Launches. (You will see a bar at ...
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1answer
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Why don't my Google Analytics custom segmentation visit numbers match up?

I have three main areas of my site and want to track total usage as well as breakdowns of the three parts. I am trying to segment the "type" of use on each page using a custom variable as such: ...
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Is Joomla or Drupal easier to manage? [closed]

Is Joomla or Drupal easier to manage? Better community than the other to receive help? One made for corporations vs for private? Seems like WordPress is very popular, too, but can it do the same ...
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2answers
351 views

Website deployment from SVN

Does anyone use SVN to deploy their websites? If you do, could you explain your setup process and workflow or provide a link to more information? Ideally, I'd like to be able to commit to SVN and then ...
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1answer
204 views

Replacing well ranked e-commerce site with a CMS site and new e-commerce site & maintaining as much SE ranking as possible

I am looking for advice on the steps to take to re-structure my website. We currently have an osCommerce based site in the root of the site (i.e. mysite.com/index.php). Our plan is to have a CMS ...
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2answers
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Google AdSense reloading?

Please tell me something about Google AdSense: 1) Can i reload ads by myself without full-page-reloading? For example refresh AdSense frame or call some script? 2) About "interest-based advertising" ...
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PHP as a first web development experience [closed]

Your experience is valuable. What would be your advice for an aspiring web developer who decided to give PHP a try? Thanks
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3answers
651 views

Encoding settings for HTML5 video

What is the best, free way to encode video for the new HTML5 video in browsers. I want to encode video in WebM, H264 and Ogg. I have looked at FFMPeg and it seems to be able to do it all but the ...
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1answer
344 views

Setup Google Analytics's to track image or page views on another site

Scenario Site (A) which I control and have Google Analytics setup on. Site (B) which is controlled by a 3rd party but we are allowed to customise html including images/javascript (e.g. something ...
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1answer
236 views

Google AdSense bot's algorithm and behavior [closed]

I am interesting in Google AdSense bot's algorithm and behavior with web site. I did not work with AdSense and I do not have account. So I need your help to understand: 1) Google's bot from time to ...
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2answers
255 views

SEO for e-commerce, how to keep links in each page to a reasonable number?

After reading this: "Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number" [Googkle official site] And this: "Users often dislike link-heavy pages too, so before you go overboard putting a ton of ...
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2answers
154 views

Will Checking Existence Of Email Be Throttled By Email Servers?

As part of a web application I am building, I must check if a particular email address exists. This check may be performed at around 1000 times an hour at a given server. Is there any mail server ...
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When creating HTML for _escaped_fragment_ AJAX pages, how correct does it have to be?

I have a javascript heavy site (It really couldn't be coded in any sensible way with progressive enhancement) and I am using Google's advice for making AJAX websites crawlable. (i.e. use ...
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Non-direct page link behavior in website

There is a mechanism I plan to implement in one of my websites. Let's say the links in my website don't directly refer to the page they are supposed to but they all refer to a single PHP page and ...
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1answer
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My readers don't have Digg or StumbleUpon, how can I ask them for help raising my SERP?

I have a coupons-code web page that receives 40,000 unique visitors a month, but its numbers are stagnant or dropping because it is #3 in Google's SERP. 75% of its visits are new and the page has ...
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Amazon web service to get purchase data

Is there a web service (either one of Amazon's own or a third-party) that will let me pull my purchase data from Amazon into my own site? This is strictly for personal use; I only want to get data ...
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1answer
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I need articles to use in a commercial project, what open content licenses will work?

I'm designing some web templates, and I need to add some sample content in them, like articles and stuff. I was wondering where can I find such sample articles to include in the template demo? I don't ...
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459 views

Alternative to AdSense

What are some alternatives to using Google AdSense for generating advertising revenue? Google requires that the website has a high enough traffic volume to make it worth while to them. My website is ...
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4answers
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What would be a good web based open source or low cost learing collaboration tool for high school students? [closed]

Have about 60 kids that are working on a science projects in two groups. Each group would like a web portal where they can discuss topics relating to what they are building, post questions, pictures, ...
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3answers
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Email hosting for managing emails across many domains

I wanted to get peoples thoughts on integrated email hosting solutions. As a webmaster/web developer, I own many domains and would ideally like to incorporate all those emails into 1 interface, like I ...
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What product can you use to zoom and focus cursors when screencasting--what's the best screencast software? [closed]

I've tried iShowU to do screencasts, but the software does not allow you to zoom in and focus on where your cursor is point. What is the best software for MacOS that allows you to do simple effects ...
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How to make my own web comic site like xkcd?

If you all are nerds like me then you are aware of xkcd. If I wanted to go about creating my own web comic with a website layout similar to this one, then what would you recommend? Drupal (if so, ...
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Google Analytics and Web Optimizer Code creating double site visits

My website currently has a Google Asynchronous tracking code at the top of every page and the home page has an A/B test running on it. This is causing GA to add 2 visits for every 1 to the home page. ...
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Google analytics - Find what time users entered the site from traffic source

The title says it all, I'm trying to find what time each visit came from a particular traffic source. EG if I wanted to find all the times that users visited from Google (Organic) - Can I do this i ...
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Step by step weather API tutorial

Where can I find a good step by step tutorial about some api weather implementation? I´m really new in this, so official documentation is not always as clear as I need to begin to understand. The ...
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Is it ill-advised to create custom text for a login link (e.g. “Become a ninja” as opposed to just “log in”)

I'm trying to figure out whether it's best to: stick with the tried and true link text for login ("log in" -> linking to the login page) Make the login button custom to the site and somewhat of a ...
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Are there any snippet software app for windows user?

I'm a web designer, and I'm used to collect snippets of code I find in the internet. I found snippely as a great snippet app but it doesn't have export or import features when I'm going to different ...
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What is technically correct with Link Wheel and Mininet [technique], looking past the ethical (aka “blackhat”) nature?

Because of the importance of backlinks, and the way that "authority" is calculated, black hat SEO has proliferated LinkWheels and Mininets. In my opinion, we now have a situation that was like ...
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467 views

Hide content behind login screen but show to search engines

Is it OK to have a page that will not show content to browsers unless they are logged in - but will recognise a search bot and show it the content regardless? I.e. googolebot get the content - normal ...
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SEO Guide/Webinar for the Non-technical

Does anyone have a good resource for SEO guides, videos, or webinars that focus on optimizing the content of a website, rather than the actual code? I've been asked to find this for a few employees at ...
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How is time spent on page measured?

How do analytics applications (like StatCounter or GoogleAnalytics) measure time spent on page? Is that possible without JavaScript? I guess they reloading 1x1 web-bug or something after certain ...
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mailto link is a spam flag, what is the simplest way to explain this to business person

Do you agree that it is generally bad practice to include mail to links and emails in websites because of spam and the various malicious agents that search and use emails? If so how could I explain ...
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Will seach engine determine the page title and meta tags content dynamically generated in a CMS

Although i asked about SEO for dynamic pages, and got right answer, I seriously forgot to mention the most important thing that i want to know. Suppose i have following php line of code ...
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How to identify a scalable (and appropriate) eCommerce platform for a medium-sized company? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? Maybe you can help me identify a scalable (and appropriate) eCommerce platform for a client of ours, looking to enhance their online ...
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Administrative and secured CMS for storing secret credentials?

My boss asked me to setup a secured area online, which will contain all the FTP, MySQL etc details related to our web products. This online area must be secured and will only be accessible by the user ...
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Webmaster tools with Google, Yahoo and Bing

I am currently using Google webmaster tools. I submitted my sitemap using their tool, etc. I am aware of the fact that Yahoo and Bing offer theit own webmaster tools section. Can I use all three ...
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Would you go about marketing a subscription based site differently?

Do you think that subscription based sites, that offer software as a service model, should be marketed differently than a content specific site. Beyond contacting bloggers, blogging yourself, and ...
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What font technique is being used here?

While I was attending this event (http://worldtour.fogcreek.com/) I noticed this page had custom fonts for the Address part in the top left corner (i.e "Fog Creek Software 55 Broadway Fl 55....") When ...
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Domains, hosting and the law

Currently I live in the Netherlands. So, what if.. I register a .CN domainname and upload my website to it. Under which law is my website? The Chinese or the Dutch? and I host my website at the Isle ...

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