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The only time I would use a subdomain is if the site is truly a "different site". Take for example my business site I have the following setup. http://www.iowacomputergurus.com - Business site http://productsupport.iowacomputergurus.com - Bug Report Site http://customersupport.iowacomputergurus.com - Customer Helpdesk site Using this structure all of ...


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Here are the disadvantages of basic authentication according to WikiPedia: Although the scheme is easily implemented, it relies on the assumption that the connection between the client and server computers is secure and can be trusted. Specifically, if SSL/TLS is not used, then the credentials are passed as plaintext and could be ...


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Actually, if the web server and/or permissions aren't set up right, they can access the files with a web browser. Anyone who knows (or guesses) the names of files within the directory can get them just fine. index.html only hides the directory listing, and the same thing can be done by disabling directory indexes for that directory. In a .htaccess file, ...


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If you DO use subdomains, depending on the sophistication of your target audience, be prepared for users to add www. in front of the host name automatically (www.blog.example.com). Setting DNS up to support this is something that I've never taken the time to figure out; it's possible but takes more effort than just adding another CNAME.


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You certainly could access the files in a web browser or other HTTP client, either by brute-force attack on filenames, or, more likely, because the URL of one of the pages has leaked out. This typically happens if a link or image on one of the pages leads to another server, passing a referrer URL. All it takes is one server (or proxy) log to make the URL ...


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Permissions can be granted on owner, group and others. First, decide what permissions are necessary and which users are involved: Nginx running as www-data (group www-data): read-only php-fpm running as www-data (group www-data): read and write (if you'd like to allow operations like chmod, you should run php-fpm as the SFTP user. Beware: if someone can ...


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It's a better idea to use sub*domains* for this, just create another A-record for the subdomain and then you're done. If you want to use the sub-directories still, you have two options: Apache's mod_rewrite to write a subdomain to a directory, where you'd create sub2.example.com and it would be accessible via example.com/dir2 My recommended approach, ...


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I'd estimate that the risk is small. You are working with publicly available information (hitting a public URL on their server) If they don't want to be in your directory, they would probably contact you for removal before filing a law suit. Other sites are already out there that reveal what technologies are used. For example http://builtwith.com/


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First of all you can add a proper robots.txt entry to tell willing bots to ignore and not index your specific directory. Bots should follow your robots.txt intentions, but some people (or bots) will read them on purpose to get to know what you want to hide. So you will have to make sure your webserver does not automatically create an index of all files in ...


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Does it make much of a difference if I code my site in HTML5 in terms of SEO [ use of < article >, < header > tags ] ? As of right now it makes no difference for SEO. Obviously that will change in the future. Can I do my site in 2 languages ? Does it hurt SEO ? No. Here is what Google recommends for multi lingual sites. I have heard SEO ...


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It's hard to determine whether or not buying a package from Universal Business Listing will (significantly) boost your rankings. I very much doubt it. Do your competitors have a listing? Is it normal in your business to have a listing there? Then you can consider it. Business listings are old school The thing is: registering for business listings is kind ...


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As with any site you need to make sure the directory is not considered a low quality site by Google. If they cannot be found in Google's index, at the very least the links are worthless because Google doesn't know or care about that site. At worst, that site is banned as a low quality site and a link from them is a low quality link. Too many of those and you ...


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Having links on these catalogs, even if they are low quality, is not always bad. People may find you, learn your company and become direct visitors of the website. What it is bad, is that you only have links on these catalogs and nowhere else or the links ratio of bad vs good quality is too high. For example: If you have 10 good links and 1500 bad links ...


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You need to brush up on your SEO lingo a bit I think. You won't be considered a link farm because you're not making a link farm. A link farm is a network of websites built for the specific purpose of propping up the link popularity of another website or websites. A directory is not a link farm unless built for that purpose which yours is not (I am ...


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Step 1. Follow the submission guidelines That's it. There is nothing you can do but hope your category has an editor, they are active, and they approve your site. You can ask for information in their support forums but that doesn't really do anything for you. What you shouldn't do is resubmit your site repeatedly. That's a great way to make sure you are ...


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If you google "list of article submission directories" the site you mentioned comes up first: http://www.vretoolbar.com/articles/directories.php


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The usual recommendation we hear from SEO consultants is that you should really only use a sub-domain for short-lived "micro-site" type content, and all long-term content should live on the main site. As others have pointed out, you lose some of the "authority" (and therefore Page Rank, etc.) of the main site when you go out to a sub-domain because they are ...


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Assuming that DirectoryIndex and AllowOverride All|Indexes are enabled in your Apache configuration, you can use the .htaccess to change the directory listing settings on a per-folder or location basis. Use the Location container to specify the location, then change the DirectoryIndex file to a file that doesn't exist. Apache will try to use it, the it will ...


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This should do it RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} example.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^exampleB/ - [R=404,L] (Adapted from this answer but I think mine is right whereas the first example in that one is wrong as it uses the wrong domain in RewriteCond. That should be enough, but you could try the other things in that question if it doesn't work.)


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It's called a subdomain. Depends on what your setup is in order to set one up.


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I finally found a solution. The second RewriteCond in my above code was unnecessary, and the first RewriteRule below, found at B&T's Tips & Scripts, adds a trailing slash if none exists (unless it's a file, like index.php). Here's my new .htaccess. Notice the trailing slash directive only needs to be applied once. .htaccess RewriteEngine On #ADD ...


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As long as you don't exaggerate with the number of submission I don't think there will be any problem. Remember that this is the purpose of a link directory site: to promote other quality sites. The problem with the directory submission is that this technique has been abused in the past and even now. Because of this Google lowered the importance of a link ...


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Try this: (add +Indexes). Options FollowSymLinks MultiViews +Indexes What I suspect to be the issue, is that in your default Apache configuration somewhere it has a statement similar to the above, but for /var/www/ and therefore not the /home/.../ locations. If the above does NOT correct your issue, please let me know. It doesn't usually matter the ...


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None. The order in which URLs appear in a Sitemap, or how they're grouped, doesn't have any known effect for SEO. It also doesn't affect public-facing site maps. The issue of link order on a page is discussed in this video by Google engineer Matt Cutts. Incidentally, there's a convention that the S in XML Sitemap is capitalised, which helps to avoid the ...


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This will work but you'll have to copy the rewrite into each domains .htaccess file. RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mail\.domain\.com$ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/webmail/ RewriteRule (.*) /webmail/$1


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Yahoo is now powered by bing - have you tried using bing webmaster tools to request the change?


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I'd advise you to add a rewrite rule to your webserver configuration so that URLs are rewritten thusly: maindomain.com/anothersite.com --> anothersite.com maindomain.com/anothersite.com/page.html --> anothersite.com/page.html etc.... With a 301 Moved Permanently redirection. This should cause Google to correct this as pages are recrawled. You ...


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cPanel is not meant for this purpose. paulmorriss says: Do the developers have to use cPanel? Can they just use FTP to get at their directories? Lèse majesté says: I don't see why any developer would want to use cpanel over shell/sftp. It's easier to just create a separate shell/sftp account for each dev and limit them to their own directory. If ...



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