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Why install a CMS for clients?

I am a beginner freelancer eagerly trying to get my first client but I am wondering is having a CMS for a website really that important? Before I thought about this question I thought that it goes ...
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rewrite rule if iphone?

just need one url on my site to check if its a mobile device and then rerite the url accordingly. want to rewrite; /play-reel/miranda-bowen/playpeaches-and-cream to ...
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702 views

How to I advertise my web application?

I would like to know the options I have on advertising my web application ? Are there websites I can submit my web application to ? How important is search engine optimization ? How much effort ...
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3k views

Multiple Language Website and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? Sorry, this post became a bit loquacious - but I haven't found any satisfactory ...
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1answer
162 views

How to upgrade Joomla 1.6 betas?

Greetings, I'm starting a new site with joomla 1.6 b9, hoping that by early next year a stable release will be available. I want to upgrade the Joomla 1.6 b9 to 1.6 b11. however I can't find upgrade ...
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270 views

Is “pay per click” really effective?

I visit many sites but click on their ads very rarely. I suppose many people do the same thing. Do you think that publishing an article under "pay per click" policy, can have good earnings?
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801 views

Is it good to refresh a page after a fixed interval?

I seen many sites which are refreshing their pages after a fixed interval. Sometimes it is 1-2 mins only. If i refresh a page after every 5 mins. It'll helpful to notify user with updated contents. ...
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7answers
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Will having multiple domains improve my seo?

Lets say I have a domain already, for example www.automobile4u.com (not mine), with a website fully running and all. The title of my "Website" says: <title>Used cars - buy and sell your used ...
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515 views

Website with sections in Drupal?

What is the best way to create a website with sections in Drupal? Users need to be able to add, remove, and nest pages fairly easily. Pages added to a section should have an appropriate URL, like ...
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892 views

Red5: Live Cam Streaming

We're looking to add public/private "cam rooms" to our site. Similar to about a thousand other sites on the web (Chat Roulette, Stickam, etc). We've been using Red5 for the past year with various ...
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227 views

SEO Geolocation

Does anybody know whether the location of the datacenter affects the SEO value of a given website? In other words a site which has 100% of visitors coming from USA has to be hosted in USA for better ...
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1answer
719 views

How to register an owned, unused domain?

I would like to buy www.caves.com but it seems that it's owned and there is a "search engine" there. How do I contact the site owners and buy this domain?
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Which online tournament software?

I am looking for a tournament management software that includes some non-standard things. So far, I haven't found anything usable for my purposes and I don't expect any to exist. Instead I want to ...
5
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191 views

Are there any specific tips and tricks for optimizing a website for Bing?

Most available resources (even Bing community) promote the general principles for optimize a site in Google. My site is quite well optimized for a certain keyword combination in Google, yet in Bing it ...
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1answer
221 views

Directory template for Wordpress - Free or Paid

I'm looking for a wordpress template to create a website's directory. Anyone know? The template can be paid or free.
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585 views

is it google webmaster crawler's fault or a virus?

Last day when i visited google webmaster tools, i found crawler errors for 42 not found pages. all the pages were having "luminous-solutions.net" at last in the URL. Like ...
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1answer
83 views

How I quantify the success of a folksonomy?

CONCEPTS: completeness, accuracy, consistency, stability, relevancy SEMI-RELATE-SUBJECTS: taxonomy, data quality, indexes, keywords, SEO, SEM FORMULAS: ? ? ?
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152 views

Is there a googlebot equivalent for RSS feeds?

I have a lot of feeds generated on my pages - and it seems to let them go to waste (Googlebot does not seem to see them). The RSS feeds display correctly in the pages when viewed through a browser, so ...
3
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2answers
573 views

How to charge for banner ads in a web application

I'm developing a web application which contains banner ads, and I don't know how to teach my clients how much to charge their customers for banner ads. Can someone help with a book or business ...
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4answers
547 views

Confirm (enter twice) pw and email at registration - good idea?

Many sites seem to require that their users enter their email and password twice during the registration process. How useful is it really? It seems it could be a pain in the neck for many users, for ...
2
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1answer
117 views

Looking for usability studies of user authentication methods and interfaces, do you know of any?

Been having issues with stackexchange creating weird usernames for me and grouping them with my account, it appears to be a known issue, and emailed the stackexchange team... which leads me to my ...
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290 views

Does the user agent in any regular browser contain 'bot' or 'crawl'?

Does the user agent in any regular browser contain 'bot' or 'crawl'? I check the user agent on my site to see if it is coming from a bot or not. If it is, I can do some little optimizations since ...
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2answers
134 views

When is it time to make a “micro”-site for long-tail search content?

Patrick Mackenzie, of Bingo Card Creator fame, uses what I'll call micro-sites to dominate certain keywords. For example, search for "halloween bingo cards" and you'll see the first hit is ...
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How can I prevent my mail from being classified as spam?

My company sometimes send mail, but it usually goes to "spam" folder in gmail. The email includes only a few sentences, without any links or images. Just plain text. How can I fix this? (Notice that I ...
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1answer
172 views

Debating between different kinds of URL and see if one is more seo-friendly than other…

So something like domain.com\x\y\z\t and domain.com\x?var1=y&var2=z&var3=t (var1, var2 and var3 will be replaced by legit words that make more sense). Which one is more SEO friendly? For my ...
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2answers
947 views

Is it better to remove old URL from google via webmaster than 301 rewrite?

I have a site which changed from one shopping cart to another. Previously there was an .htaccess file which redirected all the old URLs to the homepage. I changed it to report a 404 for any URL not ...
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2answers
330 views

How can I rewrite an old URL using variables to a static html page?

I am an htaccess newbee I am trying to redirect the old URLS for my site to the new URLS for my site. The old site used variables in the URL but the new site uses SEO friendly URLs. When I try to ...
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548 views

How do you handle the “Cancel” button?

I am currently creating yet another form, and as usual, I am not sure which way to implement the "Cancel" (or "Back") button next to the "Submit" one, that allows the user to forget this form and go ...
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1answer
160 views

Are there security risks involved in moving from a CMS that uses SQL to one that uses XML?

I've used a lot of content management systems in my day (drupal, wordpress, joomla, etc.) and they have all been database driven using MySQL. While the security updates for many CMS offerings out ...
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384 views

How long does it take for a page to be assigned Google page rank?

The home page of my website has been indexed by Google more than 6 months ago. Some of the internal pages have received a page rank 6 or higher, however, the page rank of the home page remains 0. What ...
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4k views

Googlebot crawler: URL restricted by robots.txt - how to fix the entries in robots.txt?

I noticed recently that Google is not caching all of the pages on my website. Upon using the Google webmaster diagnostic tool, I realized that some of my pages were being restricted by entries in my ...
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1answer
110 views

Why is www. working but no-www is not?

Right now my site runs on http://www.example.com but I need to run that without www also i.e example.com Can some body tell me here that how can i do that?
3
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1answer
168 views

What would be a list of common website expenses?

For example: seo; web-development; site-maintenance; hosting; domain; ssl-certificate; etc. ___UPDATES___ FROM_ME: Stock-Photos; Logo; Legal; eCommerce_Shopping-Cart FROM_Lèse_majesté: ...
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1answer
114 views

Is viewing a site's unpassword protected HTTP logs/stats illegal?

If not, why? If so, please provide US Federal code, or case law confirming this is the case.
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370 views

What effect if any does “Google Instant” search have on SEO and SEM?

It been a little over a month since "Google Instant" has been released to the public, what effect if any does "Google Instant" search have on SEO and SEM based? RELATE LINK >> "Google Instant": ...
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1answer
277 views

What skills in today's market as a webmaster have the most value?

From your experience, based on supply, demand, and effort to learn -- What skills in today's market as a webmaster have the most value? Second, if you were evaluating another webmaster on that skill, ...
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83 views

Are there discussions about developing a user contributed website?

I'm developing a website where users will be the ones who add new input, validate new suggestions and correct incorrect information. (Much like this site). To make sure that abuse of these rights by ...
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1answer
71 views

Link popularity check

Where do i search to check link popularity for my site? On a different site i get different counts. Besides, what is the difference if check for link popularity using http://article-stack.com/ or ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Is a 301 redirect on the root domain bad for SEO?

I have a unusual set up with a website. Unfortunately I cannot serve the website source from the root domain i.e. http://www.example.com I've been forced to redirect to a subdirectory to display ...
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2answers
314 views

Free Invisible image counter in the html page

I need to track number of visits of my publication, but site allows only to insert images, and no javascript. I would like to insert white 1x1 pixel image. Are the any internet services which ...
2
votes
3answers
55 views

input content in FF & Opera

i got a "register user to website" form on my site. It looks fine in all browsers except Opera and FF.. i tryed to show pics through html so you can see what I mean, but i cant without 10 posts, and i ...
2
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2answers
399 views

Best books for web design & HCI

What are the best books you suggest me about: web design HCI for web applications / websites thanks
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What is the best size to use to display full screen size of an application screenshot?

I want to maximize the size of the screenshot and avoid scroll bar or overflow for the maximum too. What size do you recommend ? I'm using lightbox.
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2answers
1k views

How to configure apache to allow access to subdomain on my local ip address

I would like to have others inside my local network access resources on my computer at outsideprojects.192.168.0.10. I am running Apache and have a virtual host configured so I can access it at ...
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3answers
370 views

How to back order domain

It seems that information on the topic is a bit sparse in the wild. How do you go about back ordering a domain? If you do find a service that will do it for you, does the current owner of the domain ...
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3answers
2k views

Using rel=canonical with syndication

I work at a site which allows syndication of content (via API's and data dumps). We are finding that a number of sites which republish our content are appearing higher in Google search results, even ...
2
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1answer
86 views

Google insight question

I am checking the word mobile on google insight. http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=mobile&cmpt=q I see a bar with mobile ]]]]]]]]]]]]] 62 Then on google help page - I get this. ...
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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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votes
2answers
660 views

How to search for backlinks on google

What is the difference between following google search statements link:article-stack.com and link:article-stack.com site:stackexchange.com Can i consider 2nd search result as a subset of 1st ...
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votes
3answers
173 views

Tonga domains for commercial websites

Does anyone knows disadvantatges on installing a commercial website on Tonga domains? I mean, maybe it is not advisable to link a website for .TO domains (these domains tends to be for torrents, for ...

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