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bio website notken.com
location Tokyo, Japan
age 38
visits member for 2 years
seen Oct 7 at 16:45

PHP and Rails developer in Tokyo. Multilingual, database driven web and mobile platforms.


Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
comment Leverage browser caching for Facebook and Google+ resource files
But that doesn't help when getting to cases such as loading third party JQuery libraries. Simone Carletti's answer would apply here.
Dec
27
comment Apache log naming conventions
Actually, while that would be totally unhelpful in my case, it got me thinking of a way to sort that would be helpful. Thanks!
Oct
19
awarded  Yearling
Mar
30
comment is free ssl certificate appropriate - only needed for login page
Agreed. Do the right thing and pay for it. Think about it this way: if you had to show the site to a potential future employer, would they think you are following best practices?
Mar
20
comment Best practice when translating sites into multiple languages - new domains?
I have always had better SEO on my sites that have the TLD matching their language. The simple fact is that having that top page in English, Thai, Turkish or Japanese makes a huge difference. Especially when we have a local office in that language region, it makes a site seem more legitimate to visitors when we have the correct local TLD.
Feb
11
answered Why does SEO seem to hinge on using wordpress?
Feb
11
comment Does Google penalize for H1 & H2 that are not human readable?
This CSS: h1.hidden {display:none;} will hide the h1 content and not take up any space on the page. Maybe you never "saw" hidden text because it was hidden!
Feb
9
awarded  Fanatic
Feb
6
comment Linking to site from same server SEO impact
Except Google says it's not. If what you say is true, firms that can afford to use a multiple VPS system would benefit more than others.
Feb
6
comment Is better for SEO to have text on the page versus in the title of the a tag?
"all our users will pretty much already know what each category is without needing any descriptive text..." Be careful not to over-estimate your users.
Feb
5
comment <title>word/word | etc..</title> or <title>word-word | etc.</title> re: SEO
Dashes are more commonly considered to be a word separator in the URL. The example you gave looks like a good URL, but not such a good title tag.
Feb
3
comment Hosting inhouse or in a Data center
Seconded. You can run your own cloud servers or VPS for $20-$40 a month, and not have to worry about swapping out a burnt out motherboard in the middle of the night.
Feb
3
answered <title>word/word | etc..</title> or <title>word-word | etc.</title> re: SEO
Feb
2
comment Are HTML sitemaps important from a SEO perspective?
@janjarfalk It depends on the market you're in though. That thinking won't work for sites getting visitors from China.
Feb
2
answered Are HTML sitemaps important from a SEO perspective?
Feb
1
comment Is it bad to use Japanese characters in search-friendly URLs?
I think you missed my point. The word "Jap" is unacceptable.
Feb
1
comment Is it bad to use Japanese characters in search-friendly URLs?
"is it ok to use Jap chars in the URLs?" What kind of chars?
Jan
31
comment Apache log naming conventions
They are rotated by a cron job.
Jan
30
awarded  Student