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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.


Nov
18
comment Google Calendar feed issues?
Google turned off v1 and v2 of their Calendar API yesterday (or today, depending on where you are). If your script uses either of these APIs then yes, it's going to break (possibly receiving a 403 from Google). Need to update to using v3 of the API (or reading the ICS file). More info... developers.google.com/google-apps/calendar/v1/…
Nov
18
revised Forbid users from accessing a long URL while allowing access to a shorter one with mod_rewrite
Clarified that the 3 forward slashes are indeed as specified in the question
Nov
18
revised Forbid users from accessing a long URL while allowing access to a shorter one with mod_rewrite
Typo in title, minor formatting
Nov
18
answered Forbid users from accessing a long URL while allowing access to a shorter one with mod_rewrite
Nov
18
comment Would a redirect from “/” to “http://www.mydomain.com” (to add the www) delist a site?
"is an alias of"
Nov
17
comment How to remove a fragment / hash URL from Google search results?
Presumably www.example.com/#/products now simply returns your homepage, not the "products" page? Or are you doing a (client-side) redirect to the #! URL?
Nov
17
revised How to remove a fragment / hash URL from Google search results?
Spelling, grammar
Nov
16
comment WAMP: Properly directing image paths on local server
There is a DocumentRoot directive in httpd.conf (your main Apache config file). You will need to change the appropriate <Directory> block also to reflect this path. You also need to restart Apache after each change to the server config. Relative paths in a CSS file are relative to the CSS file, not the HTML document.
Nov
15
reviewed Edit Why use a Top Level Domain
Nov
15
revised Why use a Top Level Domain
added seo tag because you've said the question is from an seo perspective / removed thanks, formatting
Nov
14
comment How to change the links in hundreds of eBay listings (due to website hosting change)?
Is there not going to be a period of change over when both services will be available? In that case can you not keep the old server until all the old listings expire and any new listings will use the new server?
Nov
14
answered WAMP: Properly directing image paths on local server
Nov
12
comment Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20
Instead of linking to every page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9... you could perhaps link on an exponential-like scale if you have more pages (33 pages at 20 per page using your example). eg. 1 2 5 10 20 last.
Nov
12
comment Pagination with larger result set on page 10 of 20
Doing something like that would probably confuse users (which there lies another story... are users actually using the pagination?).
Nov
12
comment Why is a www to no-www redirect so slow?
You should also note that pingdoms servers are on the other side of the planet to New Zealand, if that is indeed where your site is hosted?
Nov
12
comment Why is a www to no-www redirect so slow?
How are you redirecting? Are you letting WordPress handle this or are you using .htaccess? WordPress/PHP will naturally be a lot slower than .htaccess. (Aside: this recent problem was caused by WordPress's www/non-www redirection.)
Nov
10
comment Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?
This does not answer the question. The question asks whether non-semantic markup (specifically spans) affects SEO.
Nov
10
comment RewriteRule /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx
Thanks for the feedback. I'm guessing that WordPress is perhaps (blindly) sanitizing the request URI to prevent XSS attacks?! Anyway, it's better (quicker and less work for your server) to do this type of redirection in .htaccess (or better still in your server config if you have your own server).
Nov
10
comment RewriteRule /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx
"multiple parms on most pages" - if you are referring to "URL parameters" (ie. the query string) then yes, it can be dispensed with. The RewriteRule pattern does not match against the query string, so the (.*) would indeed be redundant. Providing you don't include a query string in the substitution then the original query string on the request is passed through unaltered by default.
Nov
10
comment RewriteRule /change-email.htm?e=someone@somewhere.com&h=xxxxxx
Just to make sure... you don't have any other .htaccess files in subdirectories?