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bio website joshuahedlund.com
location St. Louis, MO
age 26
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen Oct 24 at 18:51

I love making things show up on computer screens. I've been developing websites since junior high and currently work as a programmer for Soft Surroundings. These days I deal mostly with PHP, MySQL, and Javascript. I also like reading and writing about music, technology, economics, and more.


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
awarded  Yearling
May
19
answered Indexed webpages stopped rising, while Submited keep rising normally
Nov
1
comment Apache VERY high page load time
"as soon as outside access is restored the site is crippled." - Crippled when accessed from outside, or inside goes from speedy to crippled as well?
Oct
28
comment How to make browsers offer to remember passwords
Talking from memory, but I believe I tend to see the popup in most browsers (ex. Chrome, Firefox) after loading a new page from a form post with an input of type password, but maybe not after an ajax login. It also does not show if you have (recently?) told it what you want to do on that site already, but clearing browser data may reset that.
Sep
30
awarded  Yearling
Sep
25
answered Finding the search terms behind 'not provided'
Sep
23
comment Which order of the links is important? Visible, or in source code?
"Placement of links on the page is more important than order in source code" - SEOS have claimed to see evidence of links higher in source code getting more value, ex. moz.com/blog/… Of course, Google can probably analyze page placement exponentially better now than when that was written
Sep
23
comment Which order of the links is important? Visible, or in source code?
"will consider and evaluate both" - this may not be true at larger numbers of links, see concept of "crawl budget" ex. searchengineland.com/…
Sep
13
answered Why is Yahoo bot hitting a page when my robots.txt file is configured to disallow all bots?
Aug
28
answered Is it possible for an artist's offical website to feed data to Google's “Musical Artist” or “Band” info box?
Aug
26
comment View traffic source on Google Analytics?
This answer is incorrect and may be referring to some other service. Google Analytics can and does show you specific hits from specific sites for specific days.
Aug
23
answered How can I create email accounts on my web server?
Aug
19
comment What are some potential issues in blocking all incoming requests from the Amazon cloud?
Those are some strong spikes. I would also examine logs (if possible) to see if those might be coming from a single ravenous source.
Aug
19
answered What are some potential issues in blocking all incoming requests from the Amazon cloud?
Aug
15
answered Normalizing Website Usage to U.S. Standard
Aug
15
revised Duplicated Title Tag Problem in Webmaster Tools
fixed spelling, adding link to meet minimum character change
Aug
15
suggested suggested edit on Duplicated Title Tag Problem in Webmaster Tools
Aug
15
comment Why Wikipedia doesn't appear as a referral in Google Analytics' Traffic sources?
Also, did you access the site from Wikipedia's website or through something like a mobile app? Apps do not pass referer info and show up as direct traffic.
Aug
15
comment Why Wikipedia doesn't appear as a referral in Google Analytics' Traffic sources?
Do you have access to the direct server logs? This will tell you if wikipedia sent a referer URL or not.