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More than 20 years of freelancing in different areas and still learning something every day


Apr
16
comment Why should I have social sharing buttons on my website?
You don't have to have them. You use them if you want and your users will get any benefit from them. Or if you don't have any criterion and think that a site has to have them, as most people believe. Hopefully, if you use them is because of the benefit for the users.
Apr
10
comment Are there privacy considerations in using Google web fonts?
uuups sorry, I meant privacy instead of security, sorry.
Apr
10
comment Are there privacy considerations in using Google web fonts?
Thanks for your answer. After reading that article, which states the same I mentioned before, I don't see any problem. They can only track/use the headers sent, not even a cookie. I don't like Google, nor Facebook, nor twiter, etc etc, but things have to be fair. There is no security risk on using their fonts. Still is a better idea to use fonts found on most devices naturally. But I think this subject may be better suited for the chat than the comments section.
Apr
10
comment Are there privacy considerations in using Google web fonts?
Although I prefer not using any Google service, I don't see any problem with the fonts, the information they can track is the contents of the request headers, which is not much. Requesting fonts don't generate a cookie and when having a Google cookie on the browser session (due to direct login), didn't appear to be any communication between parts. Of course we can argue that any bit of information sent to a server is traceable and that adds up to a big database, but could you explain what is the concern in this case? If there is any, I'd like to add it to my list of I don't like google
Apr
9
comment 80% of Website Traffic coming from Just one Town in USA - Strange?
You don't want to just filter them out in reports, if they are really useless to you and your site, you want to block them completely. But first, be sure that they are useless.
Apr
8
comment Confused: When does Google use Title vs description? Misleading results possible
Google shows the information that it considers is the most related to the search query, it could come from the title, the meta tags, microdata, hidden elements or content of the page.
Apr
8
comment Googlebot can't access my site
Can you edit your message and add more information, like your robots.txt and the errors Google is reporting? Can you browse your site normally?
Apr
7
comment Duplicate Content: Who wrote it first?
The mention of DNS and related information, although not conclusive, is very useful to create a case and be able to take measures for them to take the content down.
Apr
7
comment Duplicate Content: Who wrote it first?
Your response doesn't provide an answer to the question. In your comments you mention some methods but it doesn't look like you are sure about them.
Mar
31
comment Is it OK to block my javascript files in robots.txt?
@w3d, yes good bots do, but others don't so If I have to implement a rule, I prefer to implement it in a way that works for all of them. Plus I'm never sure if they will follow robots.txt or not, or for how long. Of course you can use the robots.txt to reduce work on the server side, assuming the "good will" of good bots, the combination is better than only .htaccess. Although in my opinion, that access shouldn't be prevented.
Mar
31
comment Site hacked: redirecting to other site?
@MeltingDog: Did you fix the problem? was the given answer useful? If you found a solution, you can post it here to help somebody else
Mar
30
comment Is it OK to block my javascript files in robots.txt?
In any case, you can´t really block acces to anything on robots.txt. So if you want to prevent crawlers to execute the JS files, then it´s better to block them by oter meanings, like .htaccess. But be careful, that may end up on creating problems to your ranking on search engines, if you don´t mind the potential problem, then it´s ok.
Mar
28
comment Is it OK to block my javascript files in robots.txt?
Yes, they can detect and execute, for instance, AJAX request for content and follow forms activated by JS.
Mar
28
comment Could permanent redirect affect SEO?
If you are talking about the text that crawlers use on the search result page, they use fragments of text on the page that are relevant to the keywords used for the query, if there are no words, they use the description. If search uing the site: filter, they may use any of the above.
Mar
27
comment Apache URL rewriting not working
A random word can not be there, if you want test, I'll update my answer with that.
Mar
27
comment Apache URL rewriting not working
In you question you state that two options are valid if that is not what you want, change your question accordingly.
Mar
27
comment Apache URL rewriting not working
We can not work out a reliable rule without knowing what you have in your .htaccess file, so any answer is going to start from testdomain.com/test.php?name=john&id=2&nick=doe which may or may not suit you. The only way for you to get a good answer is to post here your .htaccess file or use the whole rewrite that somebody writes.
Mar
27
comment Should my site be AJAX crawable?
Then don't use any modal element that has content for the user and generate those pages.
Mar
27
comment Good practice for sending out test emails without being classified as a spammer
You should mention which technology is being used to generate and send the emails.
Mar
27
comment Should my site be AJAX crawable?
The question is what do you want? do you want users to be able to get to your content or do you want to have a kind of good position on search engines?