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PHP/Zend Framework Developer based in the UK.


Mar
21
comment SEO: best way to deal with short lifetime URLs?
The fact that it's a 410 is invisible to the user. You can control the content shown on this page, and since (in this example) the site knows what job posting was previously at this URL, the page can try to link to similar job postings in order to convert/engage the user as you suggested. There's no advantage in redirecting, but several disadvantages.
Mar
21
answered advantages and disadvantages of base64 image strings
Mar
21
comment How should I format my HTML emails
Hoytman: this is tricky to do with PHP natively, I'd suggest using a third party mail library like SwiftMailer or Zend Mail to help with this.
Mar
21
comment SEO: best way to deal with short lifetime URLs?
Why do you think a 301 would be more useful than a user-friendly 410 page in this case? The latter is more technically correct, better for crawlers, and won't be seen as a 'soft 404' by Googlebot (see: support.google.com/webmasters/answer/181708?hl=en)
Mar
18
comment HTML Sitemap URL format
Are you referring to XML sitemaps, or a just a HTML 'sitemap' page?
Feb
16
answered Script to change profile avatars to round avatar
Feb
13
answered Why is my DKIM invalid?
Jan
20
comment How to scan files for malware as they are uploaded to the website?
Your goal shouldn't be to prevent hackers uploading files containing malware, it should be to prevent hackers from uploading files.
Jan
9
comment Can a foreign company take my domain name?
I've seen some scams where you get emails saying "XXX company wants to register <domain similar to yours>, which appears to be similar to your brand. If you want to register them contact us within X days" - I think you can safely ignore these
Nov
5
answered Will Googlebot crawl HTTPS URLs that are encrypted by SSL?
Nov
4
awarded  Caucus
Oct
24
comment Long 'Wait' Time for three php/CSS files. Is something blocking them?
The delay appears to be the time it's taking the web server to generate those files, but 7 seconds is an extremely long time for a PHP script. Can you provide any info about what it is those two scripts are doing?
Oct
24
comment How to make DNS server propagate faster if you are a site owner?
It's true that not all ISPs will honour shorter TTLs, but in my experience the majority do, so lowering TTLs (if your DNS provider supports this) is still good advice for smoother migrations.
Oct
18
comment In Google webmaster tools, can a “soft 404” be triggered by the text on the page?
Surely parsing text on the page is the only way Google could detect soft 404s? Perhaps a better question is whether Google treats them in the same way as normal 404s and excludes them from the index (which I can see would be an issue in this case).
Sep
15
comment Absolute vs relative links
Yes, you're right. I would probably normally describe the first example as an absolute path, and the second as a full URL. I still say there's no good reason to use anything other than an absolute path for internal links. Full URLs offer no advantages but some (minor) disadvantages.
Sep
11
comment Is it acceptable SEO to have rel=“nofollow” on internal links that are not part of my keyword strategy?
Do you have a source of the info on the first sentence? It kinda makes sense, but isn't something I'd heard before.
Sep
10
answered Google Analytics Site Speed - iOS not being sampled
Sep
8
comment How do I capture incoming HTTP requests for analysis?
Since you're already logging some of the POST data (username and password), are you able to modify that so it logs all POST data instead?
Aug
30
comment How can I speed up the download time of a Bootstrap theme'd website?
Can you provide the URL to the site (assuming it's live)?
Aug
29
comment Linking out to other websites and SEO
It's likely to be for the purpose of tracking clicks, rather than for SEO reasons