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comment Cache an external site that may have a mobile version
The answer is now simply invalid -- tumblr doesn't have m. -- they have the same URLs for both mobile and non-mobile, so, I'm not sure how your detail is supposed to help at all here. And, yes, proxy_pass by itself don't cache anything, either, so, this is just plain wrong!
Jan
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comment Cache an external site that may have a mobile version
Some clarifications: I'm specifically looking for an nginx-only solution. It probably has to have two cache zones. Might have to do some kind of internal redirects and/or variables etc. I might look into this question more myself when I have some extra time or if anyone offers a bounty. ;-)
Jan
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comment Cache an external site that may have a mobile version
I'm looking for a more concrete answer than a link to some obscure external page on regular expressions.
Jan
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comment Why is Google Search broken for a phrase with quotes?
@closetnoc, let's re-open! i'm taking your vote of confidence to start the process!
Jan
4
comment Why is Google Search broken for a phrase with quotes?
i've re-asked it at webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/71438/…
Jan
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comment Why is Google Search broken for a phrase with quotes?
But, John, I do control wikipedia! Everyone does! :p
Jan
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asked Why is Google Search broken for a phrase with quotes?
Dec
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answered What’s up with this 302 redirect to the same URL?
Dec
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comment Is there a way to distinguish organic search referrers from users that perform a site: search on Google from my site?
What's that? And are you sure it'd exclude my own visitors to Google? It kinda sounds like you're talking about Google Analytics?
Dec
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asked Is there a way to distinguish organic search referrers from users that perform a site: search on Google from my site?
Dec
24
comment What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?
they've already been shared in the neighbouring answer; i don't actually have any custom 404 pages yet, nginx replies with the default pages and default error codes
Dec
23
comment How to fix “Soft 404” to firm 200 OK?
i'm provisionally accepting this answer, since (as per the related question) it's unlikely for another one to come along.
Dec
23
accepted How to fix “Soft 404” to firm 200 OK?
Dec
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comment How to fix “Soft 404” to firm 200 OK?
thanks! this looks like a good review of the site from an outsider. i knew about and have already considered some of these points, agree with others (was somewhat blind to them due to being exposed within the community), and others are just fine as is. but thanks again for your PoV!
Dec
23
comment How to fix “Soft 404” to firm 200 OK?
@StephenOstermiller, not really -- other other question was supposed to be general about the criteria, and this one is more about a button that doesn't exist (yet)
Dec
23
comment What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?
The ports.su/www/apache-httpd-openbsd looks nothing like your standard 404 Not Found! But, actually, a good guess! :-) Unfortunately, there are many other pages that are likewise reported as being Soft 404, so, the words apache are unlikely to be the contributor. However, looking at the list (16 pages out of ~10k are "Soft 404"), it does appear that they all reference some kind of web-based thing in their URL -- ports.su/www/pear-HTML-Select, ports.su/www/p5-HTML-StripScripts-Parser, ports.su/www/p5-WWW-YouTube-Download, ports.su/net/pear-Net-URL etc.
Dec
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comment What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?
@closetnoc, if only there was a way to contact him!
Dec
23
comment What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?
@JohnMueller, I've tried using johnmu.com/contact-me, but it gave me, Warning: stripslashes() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/johnmuco/public_html/wp-content/plugins/enhanced-wordpress-contactform/wp-‌​contactform.php on line 124, will be sending an email to your address in whois for your domain name. And using the browser's back button, all my input into the form is gone! So much for web accessibility... Anyhow, one of the URLs I'm having issues with is ports.su/www/apache-httpd-openbsd, plus there are 16 more on ports.su that are all false positives.
Dec
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comment What's the smallest page size for Googlebot to not go “Soft 404”?
No, neither one case is applicable to my situation. I have absolutely unique (but small) pages on a couple of distinct websites that are reported as Soft 404 by Google Webmaster Tools. I'm not doing any redirects to a 404 page, either; besides, a 302 to a 404 is unlikely to be Soft 404 -- it sounds like it should be a normal 404, and it most likely is, as I've seen no evidence to the contrary.