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For some reason this question (from Oct 2010) has more recently been deleted but was still available on stackprinter.com. I had the accepted answer and was looking high and low for it to use as reference on another question.


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comment PHP installation missing while opening website
If you Google that specific error message you will get quite a few results and many of those seem to be related to GoDaddy Hosting, which date back 6+ years!? Just curious... are you on Windows hosting (seems to be a common element with those that have this problem - although TBH I can't see why that should be).
1d
comment Code for redirecting an HTML page without an extension using an .htaccess file results in a 404 error
You state you are using Nginx, but you are using Apache .htaccess directives - how does that work?
1d
comment Where is the data for items added to a shopping cart stored if not logged into the site?
"guest users" can still be "logged in".
2d
comment How to handle URL parameter for mobile site
"canonical links on the desktop version" - just to clarify, is that canonical links to the desktop version? Or canonical links from the desktop version to the mobile site?
Jul
21
comment Do Spammers share a database?
"adds invisible fields for robots" - a bit of an aside, but... are you referring to form fields that are hidden by CSS? This is indeed a great spam prevention (although this appears to have been circumnavigated in your case), however, it can also catch real users who use form-autocomplete plugins.
Jul
20
revised Robots meta tag with “noimageindex”
Formatting
Jul
20
comment Robots meta tag with “noimageindex”
I think the linked document is incomplete as it doesn't explicitly state that it prevents the indexing of images on that page, it simply states that the page won't be recognised as the referring page. However, the Google docs on the Robots META tag explicitly states, "Do not index images on this page."
Jul
20
answered How to align images left or right semantically?
Jul
20
comment htaccess Rewrite changes the URL which I don't want
Yes, I think the problem is somewhere else. As you suggest, the above directives should work as intended and internally rewrite the request, not redirect it (no R flag), as what appears to be happening. AFAIK a rewrite would only be turned into a redirect if an absolute URL of a different host is specified as the substitution - which is not the case here. Your URLs should probably be root-relative (slash prefix), rather than relative, to avoid any ambiguity. ie /public/index.php/$1 - but again, that probably isn't the problem here.
Jul
20
comment htaccess Rewrite changes the URL which I don't want
Do you have any other directives in your .htaccess file?
Jul
20
comment htaccess Rewrite changes the URL which I don't want
The above directives shouldn't be causing it to redirect?
Jul
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Tons of spam on phpBB even with recapcha enabled
Jul
17
comment Google sitemap priorities, am I doing the right thing?
@ThePHPUnicorn: The current format of URL does have benefits too... it means users can easily bookmark "the weather for tomorrow in llandudno". You could perhaps have it accessible by both URLs? The dated URL would be the canonical URL (and expressed with a canonical link element), or you could even redirect it (although that would make it tricky to bookmark). (?)
Jul
16
comment Do pages that serve dynamic content get higher search rankings if the actual code/markup does not change?
You mean the Last-Modified HTTP response header. They probably "look" at it, but whether they make any use of it in determining when the page was last modified is another matter. Most servers, when serving dynamic conetnt, return a Last-Modified timestamp of when the page was served. ie. the current time! And some don't return a Last-Modified header at all. Google probably won't trust these headers anyway (they ignore most things that can be "faked" by the user) and will examine the content for changes.
Jul
16
answered Do pages that serve dynamic content get higher search rankings if the actual code/markup does not change?
Jul
15
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Increase apache performance
Jul
15
revised Increase apache performance
formatting / Removed cry for help, thanks and horiz scroll
Jul
14
comment Is it bad SEO practice to have two almost-identical URLs?
User friendly / easy to remember - that is another matter.
Jul
14
comment How to disallow robots from the first 185 pages?
There isn't necessarily a "penalty" for duplicate content, it's just that Google is likely to only return at most 1 page (at its discretion) from the pages that it thinks are duplicate.
Jul
11
comment The word “logo” is appearing in all my SERP, but it's not in my page titles
The img alt="logo" is also the very first bit of content in the source on every page. Consider implementing the logo as a background-image on other pages (except maybe the home page)?