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Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20

We're considering a change to our site which would increase the result set for one of the middle pages of a paginated result set. We have been consulted that if we move some of the SEO relevant items ...
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HTTPS vs HTTP for SEO [duplicate]

I've read than in 2014, Google will reward HTTPS sites in ranking. In the other hand, I have also read that HTTPS is slower than HTTP. So, in my site, I just have a few HTTPS pages, so my question ...
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Magento Multi-Site displaying global title suffix in Bing

If you search for the term 'StyleStalker' on Bing it shows up as Shop - StyleStalker - Eighth Story The site is setup as a Magento multi-store which contains StyleStalker and Eight Story The ...
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Trailing slash on Root folder - Is it possible to remove it without 301?

I have noticed something very strange on the site I'm working on. We currently only show http://www.example.com. The URL http://www.example.com/ (slash at the end) gets 301ed to ...
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Content on one page vs multiple pages. How does this impact SEO?

I noticed that a competing website has split up their product information into multiple pages (URLs). I was wondering if this is a good approach to follow or if I should avoid it because it might be ...
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When defining keywords, should I consider permutations, or trust google, bing, etc to handle it?

I've been tasked with bumping up my employers website by quite a few ranks in relation to a few keywords. Being marginally familiar with programmatic text searching, I am aware that to a computer ...
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How to let users know that the site is available over HTTPS?

My websites are now available over HTTPS, but I don't want to make that the default at this point: My canonical URLs are still HTTP and I'm not ready to make the SEO switch My certificates are SNI ...
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Alternatives to hosting24 Gold Plan [duplicate]

I have been using hosting24.com Gold Plan for a few years and I have been very happy with them. However, now they don't allow to use shell access "for security reasons" and only in VPS. My question ...
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Why is a www to no-www redirect so slow?

I'm quite new to running a website, and I've recently run my page through some page load time measurements to try and reduce load time. After scaling down my images etc, I find that the bottleneck ...
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Can you use Google Webmaster Tools for a site that isn't yet live?

Is it possible to run Google webmaster tools over a website to diagnose if there are any faults on a site before the site has been made public? We are looking to pick up any SEO / faults on a site ...
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Safely turning off CloudFlare?

I'd like to selectively turn off CloudFlare ("the orange cloud icon") for some subdomains. But this would cause downtimes for people with certain network configurations, especially those with exotic ...
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How can old versions of websites be appearing on the web?

All websites in the freeserve.co.uk and fsnet.co.uk domains (e.g. www.divdev.fsnet.co.uk/scicaf.htm which has an update date on the page) sometimes show their latest version but sometimes show their ...
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Date/time option values for Ecommerce steps

I'd like to track "pickup date/time" as part of a checkout process in order to report on popular days/times. I'm currently looking at doing so via a "step option" as part of Enhanced Ecommerce, but ...
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Using fonts on websites: Webfonts vs downloaded fonts

I am currently going through a web development course on Udemy.com. One of the basic videos was about using fonts on your website. The lecturer explained that to use a 'non-standard font' such as one ...
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Delay Loading of Webpage Content / Debounce Cache

Background: I am implementing a custom cache handler in PHP. The cache script is triggered on-demand by website traffic. I want to intelligently handle an influx of simultaneous requests. To do this, ...
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Compare mobile and desktop usage over time in Google Analytics

Is there any custom dashboard to compare mobile vs desktop traffic over a year time period? I want to know how much usage has moved to mobile devices from desktop month by month.
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How to tell Google to ignore URL parameters and forget about any already crawled?

Is there any way we can delete Google URL Parameters? I know in webmaster tools that there is no option to delete the URL parameters that were crawled by Google, but is their any other way we can take ...
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How can I create lots of sub-domains each one with its own IP address?

I have an application that has a lot of worker servers, and the servers number is increasing with time, I want to assign a sub-domain for each one of these servers, for example: srv1.domain.com ... ...
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Subdomain or New domain for new company division - SEO [duplicate]

Someone has asked me about developing a site for a new division that this company is expanding to include in their services. They have purchased a domain for this new service, but I was wondering: ...
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How to make Facebook link share thumbnails larger?

Ok, so my question is about Facebook link share thumbnail image display. I have tried sharing video links on my Facebook page with lots of different strategies: I tried uploading image, tried direct ...
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Does a meta title tag help rankings when used in addition to a title tag?

I realized my site was SEO optimized but only using the <title> tag and not the <meta name="title" content="My Website title"> tag. Can I have both, the <title> tag and the <meta ...
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Determine whether increase in Google referrals is down to better rankings, or more searches, using Google Analytics

Recently a website of mine has experienced a jump in Google related traffic. However, the focus of the website has received an increase in Google searches, i.e. there has been a lot of press coverage ...
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What is the ideal code to text ratio? [duplicate]

is there a formula you have to keep in mind and how much does it affect SERPs? Also is there an efficient way calculating that ratio?
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Is it unusual for Google to take more than five days to include a new site in the search index?

I recently launched a brand new website. It's a travel guide with around 260 unique pages with lots of newly written content and unique images. I submitted the site to Google 5 days ago and at the ...
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Mapping a subdirectory to a second domain using hostgator?

I currently have all of my site hosting routed through my site www.iamkuhan.com, but I want one of my subdirectories, iamkuhan.com/raindelay to map to www.raindelaypodcast.com. I feel like this is ...
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How far does Google go to check duplicate content

A long paragraph exactly matching the same duplicate on another URL can be detected by Google. But I'm curious about content in a table with rows order changed. Though the text will not match in ...
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Schema.org itemtype identifier - Should it use relative urls or https links?

In the age of SSL everywhere there are still major sites that lack it. Schema.org for example allows HTTPS but resolves naturally to HTTP. Seems like it would make sense to call upon the HTTPS ...
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Can you use data-vocabulary.org and schema.org on the same page?

In WordPress, can you use data-vocabulary.org and schema on the same page? For example in a WordPress post schema.org is used to define the sidebar, page content, breadcrumbs and data-vocabulary.org ...
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IE 9 - Script Error :: Unable to get property 'replace' of undefined or null reference [migrated]

I'm getting this script error in Internet Explorer 9: "Unable to get property 'replace' of undefined or null reference" for the code lines below. I have tried to replace .html for .children but no ...
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Do web crawlers have local storage?

The title basically says it all, but the reason for my question is this... I make a few checks before I load in any ads, and one of these checks is to see if the browser has local storage as my ...
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What is “blocking time” in Chrome browser?

According to the answer of http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15597936/blocking-time-in-google-chrome: "Blocking" is the time the request spent waiting for an already established connection to ...
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How to get Google remove old/unused URL [duplicate]

I know this kind question has been asked before, but believe me, my situation is not the same. A fews months ago, I designed my first website using Asp.NET and AJAX. At the time, I don't really know ...
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Does Mediawiki need to be installed twice to support a second website in another language?

I have a wiki which has English as the default language. Now I want the same wiki in "Malayalam". I already have the translated contents with me. How do I achieve this? Should I create a sub-domain? ...
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What to do with titles/keywords/description for multiple pages [duplicate]

First: I'm not looking for specific solutions, I'd like this to be a bit more broad to support other peoples similar situations. I'll keep it short (unless more info is requested). I'm managing a ...
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Can we use open SSL to generate certifiicates for 100 customer websites?

We have more then 100 customers and we need to set their websites up with SSL. Do we have to buy the SSL certificates from one of the companies (Godddy and etc) or we can use OpenSSL for free?
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How can I fix the display of these Google ads so they don't look like junk? [closed]

How do I fix these ads so they don't look like crap and are cut off? I checked the height and width, and the outer dimensions are in fact the correct size, but internally, they load iframe and ...
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RewriteRule /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx

I need to rewrite URL's of this form: /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx to: /change-email/?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxx I've done this in my .htaccess: RewriteCond ...
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Optimize TOR website

There is VERY little to find about optimizing a website which runs in the tor network. Besides installing the tor daemon, what can you do? Are there any tricks like -I don't know- connecting it to ...
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1and1.com SPF records with 3rd party DNS

Putting this out there in case it helps someone else. My Google results on this didn't yield any direct hits. I needed a cheap replacement email host, and picked 1and1.com. I rapidly found that ...
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How can I protect my PHP source code from a client when installed on a client's server?

I have done a PHP web application and my client request to host it at their server. How can I protect my PHP code so that it will not be viewed, study, or take it for any other usage by my client?
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Securing a server against DDoS like spam runs

Periodically my server gets hammered so hard by automated comment spam runs against my blogs that the server goes down and I have to annoy my provider to get a power cycle if I don't see it happening ...
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How do I get ngix to stop listening on port 80?

I'm running a node.js webserver on an Amazon Linux EC2, but I can't listen on port 80 because there's an nginx server listening on that port: [ec2-user@ip-172-31-39-178 server]$ sudo netstat -tulpn ...
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Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?

I have a site that uses span tags mid heading to put a different style on the words. So for the sake of argument I have a keyword/phrase of knitting patterns: <h1><span>Knitting ...
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Mirror website accross hosting

Is it possible to mirror a website across hosting? For example, I have the website content and everything is hosted on private.com. But public only know public.com. When people access website, they ...
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Removing trailing slash ONLY for a specific directory

I would like to 301 redirect my URL that has a trailing slash to a URL without a trailing slash. That part is simple (RewriteRule ^(.*)\/(\?.*)?$ $1$2 [R=301,L]) However I only want to do it if that ...
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Is an ampersand (&) in a company name not ideal for Google or SEO?

I am working on a site with a company name with an & in it. An alternative is using and instead of &. Does & have some disadvantages in a company name we have to know of? Does it effect ...
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What are the downsides to using Github Pages? [closed]

I'm considering hosting our new marketing website for a software product using Github Pages. The website will be quite small, and we expect low amounts of traffic. We've been using shared hosting ...
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My server is sending out emails with spoofed accounts [migrated]

I have a windows 2008 R2 server. I am using mailenable proffessional version 7.59. I noticed on MTA logs that random (non-existing) mail accounts are sending spam email. The emails are from a NULL ...
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How to stop spammers from creating accounts on my website? [duplicate]

I have this small question and hope I can have some help, what is the best way to prevent spammers from creating accounts on my website? is there any plugins useful for that? "I am using WordPress ...
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When redirecting HTTP traffic to HTTPS, is it OK to redirect non-existant pages to a 404 error?

We've recently converted several of our websites to require HTTPS on all pages. HSTS headers have been set and rules added into Apache to 301 redirect all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS. However, similar ...

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