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Nov
21
comment Why do big sites use multiple servers instead of one server with better specifications?
SE not only has 10+ servers, they have a duplicate setup in another datacenter for failover. And, the server has not been invented yet that could handle all the traffic of Facebook or Google.
Nov
15
comment How to remove a fragment / hash URL from Google search results?
Be aware: Neither of those URL styles are search engine friendly, nor are they friendly to users.
Nov
6
comment Would a video have an effect on SEO if first time visitors to the homepage must watch it before seeing the content?
What if I already know about your product? You're going to make me watch the video again when I was just about ready to buy? That's a good way to drive potential customers away.
Jul
6
comment Only IPv6 errors in apache error “file does not exist” (while the file exist in IPv4)
Why do you not have the document root pointed at where the files actually are? This is the first obvious problem to fix.
Jul
6
comment Can I implement IPv6 support on my server using 6to4 address?
+1 for stop paying providers who haven't implemented IPv6. This is what I do.
May
10
comment Why are extensions often hidden on URLs?
w3.org/Provider/Style/URI.html
May
10
comment Is there a way to make Alexa's ia_archiver slow down its crawling of my website?
How fast is too fast? I've never seen ia_archiver crawl faster than one page every few minutes.
May
10
comment Can a spamhouse listing affect your IP long term?
Your error message was cut off. The important part is immediately after the part you posted.
May
10
comment Finding different Windows XP Service Packs via User-Agent string
At this point Windows XP is past end of life; nobody should be using it. Those few who still are, should not be using Internet Explorer. I would not worry much about this.
May
9
comment Does google use transliteration when crawling page URLs and indexing them?
Since Google returns completely different search results for красный Кот and krasnyy kot (this is the transliteration that Google gives), I would guess that Google treats them separately.
May
9
comment How many users use geotargeting in while searching in Google
@AgA You can turn off that redirect by visiting google.com/ncr
May
9
comment What is the EU Data Processing Amendment and should I accept it in Google Analytics?
What does it say? Google do not show it to those of us outside the EU.
May
9
comment Content keywords are unimportant in Google Webmaster Tools
Are you using two different languages on the same page? This might cause it to happen, when Google thinks the page is in one language. I would recommend you create separate pages for each language, if this is possible.
May
9
comment SEO effect on retiring a subdomain
Check, not only do you have 301 redirects in place, but that they actually go to the correct pages and aren't serving 404s or something.
May
9
comment If ICANN only charges 18¢ per domain name, why am I paying $10?
When I registered my first domain in 1996 with Internic, it cost $35 per year. For which I had to physically mail in a check.
Mar
30
comment IPv6 traffic peaks every 2 hours at same value
A google search indicates this is normal if you're on Linode. You can use tcpdump if you really want to see what it is.
Feb
6
comment Unifying pages: 301 or canonical
@Noam For visitors who may hit the old pages, you may also want to redirect directly to an internal anchor that goes directly to the old content, e.g. /folder1/page1#original-page2-content.
Jan
1
comment How do you check on domain availability when it ends in ga.us, ny.us, or something else like that?
Exactly what sort of agency wants the domain name?
Oct
16
comment Using Google Analytics tracking URLs in Facebook ads
What do you think Facebook did with the URL? Did you check your own server logs to see what happened with these visitors?
Jul
31
comment Is it correct to redirect useless “?” URLs to cleaner URLs
You should strip these out whether you generated them or not, especially if they are not actually valid for the application.