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Sep
5
comment access-control-allow-origin not working?
In Firefox or all browsers? Firefox is REALLY weird about cross-domain font requests in ways that other browsers are not. It's very annoying.
Apr
23
comment How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?
"that one side of the login divide would suffer a redirect from google every time." Are you sure? I thought webmaster tools allowed you to select which form of http or https shows by default in results?
Dec
11
comment Does the order of keywords matter in a page title?
It might be a good idea to edit another example into this post, since the specific question cited isn't really valid any more -- it doesn't insert that tag in the title when the string already exists.
Nov
28
comment Keyword ranking tracker that works on a per-domain basis
note that we don't allow polls or "best of" questions here, so try to be very specific with your requirements, and as complete as you can.
Apr
12
comment Letting search engines know that different links to identical pages stress different parts of the page
you could also perhaps detect the inverse, when it is highlighting the wrong passage, that has zero of the search words -- and decide not to highlight anything? Better to try to match what they searched, but that may be hard if it's a partial match and not a perfect "this is a quoted string" result, which is kind of artificial.
Dec
2
comment Is a “back” link on each page really needed?
sure, measure this -- see where people go from page to page, if they are frequently going "back" to an earlier page, does it really hurt to have an extra way to get there?
Sep
12
comment SEO for single-page content-less Web App
please don't cross-post questions to multiple Stack Exchange sites -- pick one and stick with it, unless you don't get any answers...
Sep
10
comment Site too large to officially use Google Analytics?
@coding see the accepted answer
Aug
11
comment Why is the title of a RSS Feed coming as “unknown title” in RSS feeds reader?
up to you, but I generally favor the longer and more comprehensive answers in my accepts.
Aug
11
comment In Adwords is it possible show ads during particular times for multiple time zones
I suspect you would have to ask on the Google Adwords support forums to find that out (or try it and see what happens).. but if you do, can you come back and edit this answer to let us know?
Aug
11
comment Why is the title of a RSS Feed coming as “unknown title” in RSS feeds reader?
I recommend accepting the others answers, it sounds like my answer wasn't the most helpful, the checkmark should go to those who answered best!
Aug
11
comment One multi-domain analytics profile, or one analytics profiles per domain?
yeah, kinda scary that true cross-domain analytics (with the same key) requires you to "touch" every hyperlink on the page, but it seems unavoidable.
Aug
11
comment One multi-domain analytics profile, or one analytics profiles per domain?
someone on twitter also pointed out code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/…
Jul
21
comment How exactly is Google Webmaster Tools measuring “Site Performance”?
@dave Google explicitly says Site Performance is an experimental "labs" feature, to be clear, so it's not certain that this is used for ranking purposes.
Jun
25
comment Should plus be encoded in mailto: hyperlinks?
and yet per tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6068 "When producing 'mailto' URIs, all spaces SHOULD be encoded as %20, and '+' characters MAY be encoded as %2B"
Jun
25
comment Should plus be encoded in mailto: hyperlinks?
@bryson I know the "send using gmail" chrome extension has had issues with unencoded plus in the mailto: for example, but perhaps that's a bug.
Jun
25
comment Should plus be encoded in mailto: hyperlinks?
true, good point that there is some variance on email sub-addressing -- but the emails in this case are gmail hosted so I know the plus is correct and will work when received by the server, assuming the email gets through the client.
Jun
13
comment So now Google has said no to old browsers when can the rest of us follow suit?
@lucky ah you're right -- so it's even more strict.
May
17
comment Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?
@joel I think you're forgetting that SU has an average user age of under 18, though. It skews the youngest in our network by far. I agree that SF was probably affected by the Panda update since e-e complained as well, so that's topic specific. goo.gl/ojdJY and goo.gl/Pw39l
May
17
comment Does a site's bounce rate influence Google rankings?
@joel also per news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2168070 which is 104 days old (as of this writing) "Google does not use Google Analytics data in any way in our rankings." Since bounce rate is from analytics, that means by definition it isn't used. Which is kind of my entire point here, that this is an oddball analytics measurement that has no real bearing on search from Google's perspective.