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bio website notken.com
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PHP and Rails developer in Tokyo. Multilingual, database driven web and mobile platforms.


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awarded  Enthusiast
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comment Country specific content vs global content
Definitely check out what's on the WordPress Stackexchange site. I used to run a custom version for multiple clients that shared all the core files, but this was some time ago (before WordPress MU was out) and it would be useless now. There are some interesting ideas here: wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/70213/…
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comment Country specific content vs global content
@Ando It could be abstracted so you have the same template that gets filled with each region's content.
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comment Country specific content vs global content
@Baumr I've always found sitename.jp to rank better than sitename.com/jp/ and so on.
Nov
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comment Country specific content vs global content
As far as I know it's not considered duplicate content if sitename.com, sitename.co.uk and sitename.com.au are the same. Google realizes that's all the same company with localized sites. My company does this, has all sites together in the same Google webmaster/analytics/ad words account and has never had any trouble.
Nov
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comment Country specific content vs global content
If each site has its content only in the language tied to that TLD, then you really have no worries about duplicate content.
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answered Country specific content vs global content
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answered Should my “convenience” link that redirects to page 1 be a permanent or temporary redirect?
Nov
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comment Strategy for hosting 700+ domains names, each with a static HTML site
If they don't have unique content, what's the point? You're going to get punished by Google for duplicate content.
Nov
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comment using .htaccess to redirect .asp to .php?
@w3d That's obviously not what he meant. Same file name, new extension.
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awarded  Autobiographer
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answered understanding technology that news websites use
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awarded  Commentator
Nov
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comment Creating country specific twitter/facebook accounts
Here's the tradeoff...when writing out the Twitter name for people to find it, we'd either have (at)Acme_Country or (at)AcmeCountry. Our company's name is actually much longer than Acme, so for readability we went with the underscore. With the Facebook URL, it's just not something people need to remember or type in. Our marketing material uses www.acme.com/fb - and we just redirect that to the Facebook page with a 301. In the end it simply seemed there was no real downside to having the Facebook and Twitter URLs have that slight difference.
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answered Creating country specific twitter/facebook accounts
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comment Transition to new site
What web server are you running on this new machine?
Nov
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answered Transition to new site
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comment Is there any benefit to having a link to your website's XML sitemap?
That's pretty nice. Thanks for sharing.
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answered Duplicate domain names - .net and .com Create separate pages, or redirect?
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answered How to prevent Google Analytics from adding a second slash between domain and page specific URL when viewing a page?