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What effect does a URL length have on search engine indexing?

Once again, I tested some URL's of my site via powermapper tools, and now I receive the following issue: W3C Best Practices - Some pages violate these guidelines. Keep URLs shorter than 78 ...
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“Friendly URLs” rule in .htaccess interfering with some directories

My .htaccess is set up to remove .html from URLs as follows: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{http_host} ^example.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,NC] RewriteCond ...
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Full Domain Name Or Acronym? [duplicate]

I read on MOZ that a domain name should ideally be less than 15 characters. My current domain name for a WIP website is ANightInBurlington.com, which is 18 before the .com, and without http:// or www. ...
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Is it OK to redirect ASP files to HTML files? How long should the redirects be in place?

I need to redirect a big stack of URLs from old .asp to .html file extensions. We are working on a windows server therefore I think I can use the web.config file to set these redirects. I am also ...
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http-basic auth, else placeholder-page

Is it possible to show a http-basic-auth, and when someone fails that test, show a certain HTML-placeholder-page? If so, how can I achieve that?
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27 views

Optimal URL structure for directory-like site [duplicate]

I'm building a site where organic SEO is very important for me. It's a niche, there's very little competition, and any edge I can get will help me out tremendously. That being said, which URL ...
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52 views

Does using HEX entities (&#xHH) in href attribute impact SEO?

Currently all the links on my website look like <a href="&#x2F">Home</a> <a href="&#x2F;user&#x2F;settings">Settings</a> <a ...
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Is this a valid redirect-rule return http 301?

I am relaunching a website with over 10'000 pages, must adapt URL a tiny bit and need to be sure my redirect-rules are correct. I simply need to add a "S" before the ID of that particular URL. So ...
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52 views

Using Fetch as Google on AngularJS

I am working on an eCommerce site and I have been asked to look at the SEO implications of our product listing page. I have done all the necessary steps to get the webmaster tools working fine on one ...
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setLocalServerMode in Google Analytics still tracks visits

I run a website where I am including an older script version of Google Analytics. I really only need it to create the necessary cookies, not for tracking, so I set it to Local Server Mode ( ...
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Hosting on Azure VM - how to handle A records?

I have a VM in setup in Azure that I want to use to host multiple websites but can't figure out how to setup an A record when Azure doesn't give you a static IP. I've created a CNAME, to map "www" - ...
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Should I include product URLs in my Sitemap, if I have Google Shopping?

Well, the title says it all, really. We already have Google Shopping, where they have data for all of our products in the product feed, including URLs. Should I still include the URLs to the products, ...
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Most widespread cookies

What are the most widespread cookies among population? One example could be _ga cookie, but are there any others public cookies that almost everyone has in his/her browser? Why am I asking? I want to ...
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Google Webmaster Tools Url Parameters & Magento Filter URLs

I am utilizing product attributes within Magento. I am also allowing using to filter via these attributes, this then generates new URLs. In Google webmaster tools under URL Parameters I have alot of ...
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What is the difference between Disallow: /? and Disallow: /*?* in robots.txt?

We have many parameters in our URL and I wonder what will do the parameters pasted below. Will they disallow all the parameters after ?? Please tell me what does this mean: Disallow: /? Disallow: ...
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38 views

What percentage of users use a cookie blocker?

I would like to know whether there is a way to get numbers on those users enabling cookie blocker. As far as I know Google Analytics is tracking you by creating cookies. Is there a way to assess the ...
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How to Add expiry header on thirdparty JS and CSS file in WordPress

I am using different plugins in WordPress like Disqus comment system, Theia Post slider and other.. Here is a result from GTmatrix : I want to know how can I add expiry header on third party JS ...
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Transitioning from www.example.com/wordpress/abc to www.example.com/abc

The existing corporate website is a non-CMS, dreamweaver dinosaur, with the top level HTML pages residing in the web root directory: httpdocs/. I recently installed WordPress, and the site can now be ...
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Would Google think a hidden “skip to content” link is deceptive?

When I tested my website in the past with powermapper tools, It suggested I should add a "skip to content" link hidden off-screen to help people with screen readers use the website. I can completely ...
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46 views

Is having a static homepage harmful for my SEO?

My homepage is a static page, not a page showing latest posts. Is this harmful for my SEO?
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Is there a way to filter by sessions in Google Analytics custom dashboard?

I'm trying to configure a widget to get pageviews/session and conversion rates by browser. Unfortunately, it's ordered by pageviews. Thus, I end up with unrelevant data because some browsers have high ...
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Using 'rel=canonical' with WordPress sub-categories to their parent category?

In case of a blog with 3-4 main categories and each of them have 3-4 sub-categories. To avoid duplicate content should the child categories use rel=canonical to their parent category?
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Legalizing an internal hyperlink with adsense

I think the problem with me making money with adsense is the way my links are crafted. Here's an example in code of how I crafted a link on my mobile site for the second image in the image viewer. ...
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Schema links and HTTPS

In the process of moving to 100% HTTPS on a site, I performed a site-wide search for http:// in an effort to find potential problems. One common class of instances included "schema links" (certainly ...
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How to change domain name without impacting search engines? [duplicate]

What is the process for changing a domain name without impacting search engines? I'm going from a long domain name to a much smaller one and would like to do so smoothly.
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34 views

SEO and canonical links

I've a site abc.com where the content is being served from a frame hosted at def.com. Since, the content is hosted at def.com, the microdata information is not available on abc.com. Currently, I've ...
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42 views

Redirect subdomain to www

I created a subdomain in cPanel and set it to redirect to the www version of my site. The redirecting works insofar as redirecting subdomain.example.com to www.example.com. But when a visitor ...
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Quick/easy SEO options for a legacy site? [duplicate]

We have a legacy site that offers courses/training. We would like to improve SEO without changing most of the legacy code. Based on my research, these are the quick/easy things we can do: Put the ...
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52 views

How to exclude personal traffic without IP in Google Analytics?

How to exclude my personal traffic from Google Analytics without IP? I am working on site regularly from many browser's but on one computer and just from home.
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1answer
34 views

How can I get a regular expression to only match an empty string? (In a .htaccess file)

I try to make a regular expression in a .htaccess file, that matches only an empty string. I have tried many things, but it seems like it’s impossible. For example, I tried ^$, but it's looking for ...
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1answer
21 views

what would cause incorect titles to be listed in google?

I did a search for my site and it turns out that google showed an entry with an incorrect title, yet the description is ok. The title was incorrect to the point where it was called "the album" with ...
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32 views

Bounce Rate and How it Factors into SEO

How does a site's Bounce Rate factor in SEO? When I ask this, I am speaking of a site's bounce rate and how it affects the ranking of the website.
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21 views

Inconsistent 301 redirects at GoDaddy

I am getting mixed results when using GoDaddy's built-in URL forwarding feature. While these redirects work when using the browser, a test with redirectcheck.com sometimes shows the following result: ...
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Does Div Class Or ID Name Affect in SEO Result? [duplicate]

I've been reading some comments around the Web about HTML classes/IDs improving website's SEO. Which made me wonder and also lead me to the question: Does it make any difference giving random ...
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Adsense RPM dropped more than 70%

My RPM (Revenue Per Thousand views) on AdSense started to drop for past couple weeks, and now its 72,6% less than 28 days ago. Only things that I can think of that I did in past 28 days: I moved one ...
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IIS7 webpage redirect question

Noob question here. I searched, but couldn't quite find anything that would explain how to do this. I'm using IIS7 on a 2 server web farm with traffic being load balanced to either of the two servers. ...
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Google Testing Tool reports error on Schema.org “location”

I am testing Microdata + Schema.org for an Event but the Google Testing Tool says the location is missing although it's been provided. Any idea what I am messing up? <div itemscope ...
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29 views

Missing author, and some URL have been removed

I put a piece of code into my WordPress site and the problem of my missing author has been solved. But I have 14 Missing errors in Structured Data. It's very important some of my URLs in Structured ...
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Why does my IIS virtual directory serve folders but not files?

I have a network share (say, \\mysite\myshare) being served by an IIS 7.5 virtual directory at (say) http://www.example.com/myshare. From a web browser, I can click & navigate every folder and ...
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37 views

Why do Outdated Page and Cache Removals self-happen in Google Webmaster Tools?

Take a look at the following screenshot I took from Google Webmaster Tools "Remove URLs" page: None of these were performed by me or others who have access to GWT. How do these removal requests ...
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13 views

Possible to use page as primary dimension and source as secondary dimension in google analytics?

I have several articles on my web page and want to know the source the users who visited the articles came from. When I make a table with primary dimension page or page title, and source/medium as ...
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5 views

asp gridview plus button command [migrated]

I have a Gridview based on a Acces DB in .aspx I added +1 column to the grid, which is: <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="view"> <ItemTemplate> <asp:LinkButton ...
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What are duplicate SSL certificates?

I read about these in one of the answers at Why is godaddy HTTPS/SSL certification so much cheaper than digicert, thawte, and verisign? i've tried googling about this particular topic but can't seem ...
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CException - Application runtime path “” is not valid. Please make sure it is a directory writable by the Web server process [migrated]

I'm a newbie hosting humhub on ISS I have managed to host it but when I go on localhost:80 it comes up with an CException: Application runtime path "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\protected\runtime" is not ...
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39 views

Hosting solution to avoid network issues?

I recently went through an issue where me and all my colleagues connected to our office wifi couldn't access our website, nor could the employees at one of our customer companies. I verified that the ...
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10 views

How to store daily snapshot of site statistics in Mediawiki?

I'd like to chart daily page views/edits/numbers of pages in existence on a site with Mediawiki and Semantic Mediawiki installed. I have shell access to the site. How can you automate the storage of ...
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1answer
31 views

Google Webmaster Data-Highlighter shows adult links in site. None found in source code

Google Webmaster Data-Highlighter shows that adult links in site but on checking the source code in browser links are not shown. Even the sucuri is showing site is clean. ...
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23 views

Security and Apache Methods

I occasionally get annoying POST requests but one lately caused a 500 error. Not a biggie really, but it got me thinking. My site does not have but one form. Outside of this, POST should not exist ...
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49 views

I'm only able to reach my site using www, but not non-www

I had a website at example.com. I created another website (example.hotelrunner.com) using HotelRunner and changed domains. I did that by changing the A records and CNAME at Netfirms. Now example.com ...
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1answer
28 views

For a IDN domain name, what goes into the CSR's CN field?

Suppose I control the domain name münchen.example.com (xn--mnchen-3ya.example.com). Now, I want to get a SSL certificate for this domain name to enable HTTPS for my web site. I have decided which CA ...

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