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PHP/Zend Framework Developer based in the UK.


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
Aug
21
comment Session based redirect acceptable for search engines?
Yup, it's not an ideal setup, so there isn't really a 'nice' fix that covers all the bases.
Aug
21
comment Session based redirect acceptable for search engines?
I did wonder about a canonical, normally I'd say yes, but is it really a good idea to list the canonical URL as one that 302's to another? I'm thinking not. It all depends a bit on whether or not the OP wants the global home page indexed.
Aug
21
answered Session based redirect acceptable for search engines?
Aug
19
comment What service could be adding NewRelic?
Are you sure NewRelic isn't installed on the server?
Aug
18
awarded  Quorum
Aug
17
comment Google keeps crawling pages that don't exist
Do you redirect the old URLs to their new equivalents?
Aug
11
awarded  Yearling
Aug
10
comment How to properly use Google Webmaster Tools (for “non-www” instead of “www”)
+1. One minor clarification: creating a CNAME does not create a redirect, the OP will probably want to create a server side redirect as well
Aug
7
comment Redirecting all 404 pages in Wordpress is not good SEO, but what is?
Can you provide more information about your site and/or the URL? Why would users post links to non-existent posts?