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comment SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's
I just tried editing the title for this question. Stack exchange now shows <link rel="canonical" href="http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/5376/seo-and-changeable-but-‌​optional-urls">, which is the current url, not the original url. I guess I'll go along with this.
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comment SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's
Thanks! I'll look into the rel="canonical" thing. I do have one further concern, however. Shouldn't the "canonical" be simply the URL with ONLY the question ID since the title is mutable (like for permalinks)? If your page shows up in Google search would it chop off the title from the end if your canonical is only the question ID?
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comment SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's
The "description" part of the URL is irrelevant. As long as you have the correct question ID you can get to the same question no matter what the description is, or if you leave it blank. So there are no 404 headers, it's just that the same page could be potentially accessed by multiple URL's.
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comment What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs?
Doesn't using the GET-argument require serving the stylesheet with some kind of server side script (And it would no longer be static)?
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comment How should we write keywords of a webpage
Google doesn't use the meta keywords, but I would wager that the smaller search engines probably still do. Remember that Google isn't the ONLY search engine. That said, it never hurts to put it in.
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comment What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
@Nat Ryall: Would you go so far as to prevent users from posting external links in comments?
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comment What are the best ways to increase a site's position in Google?
If you're giving a lot of referrals to another site, they just may help you in return. I don't see any reason to purposely avoid linking to other relevant sites.
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comment Which jQuery slider do you suggest?
I've usually found that finding a jQuery slider that fits one's needs is a losing battle - there always ends up being one tiny little dealbreaker. I'm considering just building my own from scratch.
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comment How do I prevent a website being misclassified by Websense?
gaming.stackexchange.com is blocked for me as Websense category "Games". Though I guess that makes sense.
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comment What is new in HTML5/CSS3?
Did they get rid of needing quotation marks for valid XHTML attributes?
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comment How to create a portfolio website for minimal cost?
Wait a second. Dreamhost COMES with an SVN repository? I've been pulling my hair out trying to get SVN installed on Bluehost and so has everyone else who uses Bluehost.
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comment What would be a list of common website expenses?
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