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bio website nathangiesbrecht.com
location Winnipeg, Canada
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Software developer in internet retail. Infrequent blogger at http://nathangiesbrecht.info. I drink green tea. I like cats, and I ride bike as often as I can. Windows user for life.


Nov
24
reviewed No Action Needed Using article published dates effects SEO?
Nov
18
reviewed No Action Needed Private folders which are not indexable
Nov
4
reviewed Reviewed Overriding nofollow rules with meta tag
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed How does Safari Autofill match fields to data?
Oct
30
reviewed No Action Needed Will banning bots make a site harder to find on search engines?
Oct
22
answered how to map a file path to a ip address
Oct
21
reviewed No Action Needed Using article published dates effects SEO?
Oct
17
comment How title structure and separators affect SEO
The only real "effect" I believe seperators will have is the characters pixel-width. Google (not sure about Bing) limits the title's it displays to 512px, so using "thinner" characters may allow you to display an extra character or two.
Oct
17
reviewed Reviewed When webservers send a page, why don't they send all required CSS, JS, and images without being asked?
Sep
30
comment Will inserting dummy hidden text via CSS for layout purposes harm SEO?
Could theoretically cause you problems. Not likely, but possible. Is there a reason you can't fill all that "content" with blank spaces, instead of lorem ipsum? Maybe a long series of   ?
Sep
24
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
22
reviewed Reviewed Troubleshooting websites on gaming consoles
Sep
10
reviewed No Action Needed How can I find out what pages of my site are not indexed by Googlebot?
Sep
9
reviewed No Action Needed Proxying is removing the end of the URL
Sep
9
answered Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?
Sep
9
comment Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?
It's not really "trickery" if the link-wheel sites are generating useful content. If you sell widgets, and have a blog about the latest widget trends on a different domain, and it links to your store, that could be very beneficial to humans and bots alike if the widget blog is interesting. If it's the same boiler-plate keyword-rich crap being posted on 10 different domains, then ya, it'll look spammy.
Aug
31
awarded  Revival
Aug
28
comment Webmaster tools give 404 error on good crawlable pages
Generally yes, this is good advice. However, you should check the actually HTTP headers returned by the server to make sure they're actually "working" as intended. It's possible for the server to return the content the user was looking for while also returning a 404 status. So while everything will appear fine to humans, bots will think the pages are missing.
Aug
28
reviewed No Action Needed Does social networking really help promote a site?
Jul
29
reviewed No Action Needed How can I add my website to DMOZ?