3
votes
3answers
88 views

Best practice for using 'www.domain' vs. naked domain?

DreamHost gives me the option to use www for my site's URL, to remove www from the site's URL (i.e., "naked domain"), or let the visitor decide. Is there a best practice for this? I notice Google ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Check to see if emails are getting automatically sent

I have a Drupal site that is supiosed to send emails every time new content is created. The emails are sent to admin users so that they can check the content. None of the emails are making it to the ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How do I troubleshoot rewrite and permalink issues for wordpress using IIS 7 W2008?

I know this question is kind of a WP and kind of a webmaster issue. I am really stuck troubleshooting how IIS is handling rewrites and permalinks. Anyone that can offer an explanation or demarcation ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Htaccess redirect based on country of origin

Can a rule that filters and redirect traffic based on country of origin be implemented in .htaccess? Can it be implemented in any other way then by an IP address? I need the solution to be as ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Url returns error code for Adwords, but works fine in a browser

According to Adwords, my ad has a bad url that returns an error code, but I can load the url in a browser without any problems or error codes. I've fetched the url as Google from webmaster tools, no ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Why does bot traffic have a high (e.g. 100%) bounce rate in GA?

Since bots may request many pages at a time, why do they so often have a 100% bounce rate? It seem unlikely that they would only request one page, then leave for over 30 minutes, then request another ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Canonical URLs for local versions of a webpage?

All, I'm currently looking to grow traffic on a consumer-facing reviews site (Like Yelp, but for the security industry). One strategy we are pursuing is to provide localized content based on the zip ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Is 91 http requests too much for a web page load?

We are running a asp.net web application, recently we received a lot of crash reports from user. It sometimes crashes Chrome browser, sometimes it loads infinitely. This is how our system is ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

I can't see the no Referral Exclusion List in Google Analytics

I'm trying to stop self referrals by adding my site to the Referral Exclusion list but I can't find it anywhere. I used this page: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2795830?hl=en-GB ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Should Good Content Strategy Possibly Create Multiple Domains? [duplicate]

[See the notes below about duplicate questions.] We have a friend whose site sells different types of things-- rare coins, jewelry, fine art, antiques, etc. For SEO reasons (creating a high-quality ...
12
votes
5answers
2k views

Is it OK to use jQuery for responsive web design?

I have been tasked to update a site to make it responsive and appear correctly on smart phones. Unfortunately, the site in its current form isn't very easy to work with - I can't just change the CSS. ...
3
votes
2answers
39 views

Why doesn't Webmaster Tools update crawl errors?

I submitted a sitemap with incorrect URLs. After a few days I looked at Webmaster Tools crawl errors and I saw 1000's of URLs with not found errors. So I went and fixed the problem with the URLs and ...
5
votes
2answers
113 views

Is there any reason for putting humans.txt except of acknowledgement?

Are there any valid reasons of putting humans.txt? The only reason I see so far is to give credit to the team who created the site, and open source libraries it is using.
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Googlebot can't access my site

For some reason, Google Webmaster Tools started showing all these errors while crawling my site, saying that it couldn't reach my pages. I checked my robots.txt everything checks out, so I'm not sure ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Confused: When does Google use Title vs description? Misleading results possible

Search for jamaica tourism on Google. You get a search result with the text Jamaica Tourism: 578 Things to Do in Jamaica | TripAdvisor. Nowhere on the displayed page does the phrase 578 Things to Do ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Website does not have post previews when viewing on mobile

For some reason when I view my site on mobile devices the homepage just displays the full article one after the other as opposed to thumbnail and text previews. Any idea what the reason behind this ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

How do I forcibly obtain a domain? [closed]

I would like to acquire a domain name which is currently completely unused except to redirect to an unrelated domain's website. I have performed several port scans and the only active port is 80 which ...
1
vote
2answers
33 views

Website hacked and suspended for spam, effect on SEO

I had my website on first 5 positions on google for 3 main keywords. Because of some poorly written forms my website was suspended by my host because of SPAM for 3 days. Now the position of my ...
-1
votes
1answer
14 views

Forst steps to make a project visible [closed]

Recently I launched some web project for musicians. Considering that: It is really optimized for search engines. Dynamic pages, sitemap, etc. - are up and running. It is indexed by Google. Google ...
2
votes
2answers
102 views

Google Pagespeed not recognizing minify, cache leveraging, etc

Recently, my sites score completely dropped in site optimization/speed in the Google Adsense rating system. When using Google PageSpeed Insights it tells me quite a few things. One being to leverage ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Apache URL redirection not working with mod_rewrite

I want to redirect the URL: http://example.com/site to http://example.com/~username/site I have the following in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^/site/(.*) /~username/site/$1 ...
1
vote
3answers
49 views

When, if ever, and how, would Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc will add the new gTLD to their search results?

New domain names like .photos .gallery .repair etc are being released every month. I tried running a generic search for some things, and I could not find any of those in the results. Any idea if ...
3
votes
3answers
46 views

HTTPS and HTTP URLs point to different places?

I own and use a domain for a project. When I type in my domain preceeded by HTTPS instead of HTTP, I am re-directed to a compromising website. How is this possible? Did somebody buy the HTTPS ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Will Duplicate Websites Hurt Local SEO?

So, lets say I do marketing for Unicorn Vendors. There are unicorn vendors in every city in the US. I'm tasked with creating websites for my clients. Will it hurt my local SEO rankings if I make a ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Meta Refresh for change of page name and content

Hopefully just a quick one. I've got a client that is changing the name of a workshop that they run. This means a change of url, page title for keywords that they have first page ranking on. The ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Google still has record of my old site URL - what to do?

I had a blog site, i.e. http://example2.com, then I bought a new domain, i.e. http://example.com and 301 permanent redirected example2.com into example.com. But when I get into the Google Webmaster ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Redirect blog archive into certain format

I asked the question in WPSE before, but the answer I got so far is a complicated one. I'm actually looking for a .htaccess way. Here's what the scenario is: My blog archive URLs were like: ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

What kind of increase can I expect from improving site speed

I have a pretty slow site. This is what WMT measured: Now I know speed is a factor in SEO, but considering it is very difficult to make the site faster, I'm trying to evaluate the ROI of this effort. ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

Google has indexed our archives

Upon first submitting our sitemap, we didn't take into account the index of archive pages. With 50,000 articles, we're seeing lots of archive pages results (i.e. News (Page 40 of 876)) Since then ...
-2
votes
0answers
16 views

how to host web application [duplicate]

This is the first time I am trying to host a an ASP App so if their minor mistake do let me know. I have made a simple application in ASP and I want to host that App.I have dropped folder onto the ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Incorrect Dates for Downloable files in Google Snippets

We have a website which create publications and newsletters. In most (if not all) the search results for our downloadable files, the Google snippets show dates which are less than when those files ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Cannot edit .htaccess

So I had some issues regarding my website security and my host provider added this to my .htaccess until I solve the issues: deny from all allow from 10x.xxx.xxx.xxx Now, I solved my issues, but ...
3
votes
2answers
282 views

What nameservers should I use for GitHub Pages when using a custom domain?

I am using a custom domain for a GitHub Pages site. They said to set CNAME or A record. But what nameservers should I use? What is the default, or should I leave it blank?
2
votes
4answers
33 views

Which fonts are the most common ones across different devices?

What is the most common font on different desktop and mobile devices. I need my website texts to have the same look and size on different devices.
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Plesk Site Preview Redirects to Plesk Login

I moved over an existing php site to plesk panel 11.5 and now I'm having an issue with the site preview. When I click site preview the site comes up fine in a new window, however when I try to ...
6
votes
3answers
263 views

Should I include forum posts in the sitemap?

I am launching a medical discussion forum for sharing study materials and discussing other topics. The forum will probably grow fast and reach at least a few hundred topics. Should every discussion ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Replacing url parameters tool usage with canonical / robots.txt to avoid crawl time

For a long time I've been getting Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs warnings, which I know don't necessarily indicate there is a problem, but I am trying to reduce the amount of links ...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

I have many backlink from other sites too one page of my site with hidden iframe. Has a positive or negative impact? [duplicate]

am sorry for my bad english. i have a site for download free website templates. i create a simple html file in my site and put my histats & google analitic code on that. then put a hidden iframe ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

How to verify app engine backend site using webmasters?

I have my backend servlet like following : public class BackendServlet extends HttpServlet { private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L; private static final Logger LOG = ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

How to un+1 a 301d URL without removing the 301?

I found out I Google +1d this URL http://domainA.com/this-url/ this URL has been 301 redirected to http://domainB.com/this-url/ in the meanwhile, now I want to undo the +1 on the 301 without going ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

backlinks from hidden iframe to one page of my site.Has a positive or negative effect on my site seo? [duplicate]

i have more than 60000 backlink too one page of my site because i put a hidden iframe in my free products. like this: <IFRAME style="display:none;" SRC="http://www.domain.com/df/sdff.html" WIDTH=1 ...
3
votes
4answers
223 views

Duplicate Content: Who wrote it first?

I understand this question has been asked before in here (HERE) However, as some of you may know, technology advances quickly and it is very unstable, specially SEO. Today's practices can be ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

IIS7 not having access to web.config

I have published a .net 4.0 web app. I am trying to configure IIS7 to show my app and I created a new application pool with .net framework 4.0 configuration. Then, I created a new app and pointed to ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

How to recover after malicious code removal?

I just removed some malicious code from one of my client's website's theme. It was a result of a pirated theme the client was using and had ignored some hidden code with hyperlinks to betting sites. ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Does the DNS lookup result mean that my nameserver is pointed nowhere?

I changed my domain's nameservers, but I don't think the change was processed correctly. Can anyone help me understand the result below "AFTER"? In my registrant's control panel, I change the name ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

My Server is returning a 404 instead of 403 when access if forbidden - is it good or bad?

via .htaccess, I forbid access to folders that have no index page inside (domain.com/images for example), and also block my site completely for several user-agents (such as wget). When I test to see ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Changing mysql query_cache_limit without having root priviledges

Can query_cache_limit in mysql 5 be set locally for a specific database? I don't have root privileges to change the global variable. Can query_cache_limit be set locally for each database?
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Exclude domain from Google Analytics account

Some fool has implemented their Google Analytics tracking snippet on their website with my Tracking ID meaning my GA account is receiving data that I am not interested in from a website I have no ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Incorrect access detected, this server may be accessed only through “http://localhost/moodle” address, sorry. Please notify server administrator.

I tried this question then after i cannot access from localhost. is there any solution so that i can use both ways
1
vote
1answer
23 views

How to spread XML Sitemaps over several webservers behind AWS loadbalancer?

We have a web portal with almost a million products and way more other urls. I wrote a script that checks database. If there is a new url needed or an old one update, this script will update/create ...

15 30 50 per page