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Dec
7
revised Impact of below URL structure for eCommerce Site (in terms of SEO)
Fixed issues with formatting, etc.
Dec
7
comment Does the meta description affect page ranking on Google?
Very similar to this Question: webmasters.stackexchange.com/q/7574/60
Dec
7
suggested approved edit on Impact of below URL structure for eCommerce Site (in terms of SEO)
Dec
2
comment Meaning of Crawl errors
Yep, it was more .NET I was thinking of where an exception in the code will result in an internal server error. I'd not be happy if that resulted in a "200 Success" though: "Response status codes beginning with the digit "5" indicate cases in which the server is aware that it has encountered an error or is otherwise incapable of performing the request. [T]he server should include an [...] explanation of the error situation[...]. [U]ser agents should display any included entity to the user. These response codes are applicable to any request method." bit.ly/t9zYJb
Dec
2
comment Meaning of Crawl errors
I'll try and explain myself better then: A 5xx error can be caused by poor programming: If I expect only a fixed set of variables to be sent from to my page, I might (foolishly) not bother handling the situation where the page receives the wrong values (i.e. one's that aren't in my dropdown). If I know that some random site is trying to link to a page without the correct values I can then make a call about how/what to fix - and that fix might be to return a 404 or 403, or I could decide that I have higher priority things to fix and this dodgy link can be ignored for now.
Dec
2
comment Meaning of Crawl errors
I agree that pages ideally shouldn't return 5xx errors, but sometimes the "linked from" is useful in this context (at least for determining what you're going to do about it) - for example if you're being sent invalid query parameters from a dropdown box, you might want confirm that these aren't coming from your site.
Dec
2
comment What happened to HTML table tags?
Not just IE6 - the "Word HTML" markup that office uses means that if you want to send "pretty" HTML emails to Outlook you need to use Tables.
Dec
2
comment Does Google submit HTML forms?
The key line is: "We’ve started experiments to rewrite POST requests to GET" ;)
Dec
2
comment SEO Boost on launch?
Indeed, for new sites on new domains there is also the possibility of the "Google Sandbox", where the site has to prove itself for a few weeks or months before it's allowed into the higher positions...
Nov
16
comment How to go about unused CSS issues
@SaifBechan if you have the print styles in a separate css you can target the entire file at media="print" - some browsers won't issue the request for that until you actually attempt to print/preview the page.
Nov
4
comment Internal links for a website
@w3d - cheers, indeed, I prefer the NOINDEX option (which is the route I took) for exactly that reason, and the one I gave in my answer - just because you've added a NoFollow, that won't stop someone else linking to it.
Nov
4
comment Internal links for a website
I'm thinking more a listing of posts tagged with a term - the indexed page would contain 10 posts that are effectively duplicating one or more archive pages of content - there is no-one canonical URL for that page.
Nov
4
comment Is it common, or “smart”, for high-traffic sites use externally-hosted js/css frameworks?
Using a different host for your js/css/images also allows the browser to issue more parallel requests, meaning potentially faster page loads.
Nov
4
answered Internal links for a website
Nov
4
revised Blog name and tagline only in the footer, any SEO problems?
Added backticks around inline html. Also additional tweaks to get around the 6 character rule :(
Nov
4
suggested approved edit on Blog name and tagline only in the footer, any SEO problems?
Nov
3
answered Blog name and tagline only in the footer, any SEO problems?
Nov
3
comment CMS or web-framework? - When to use which?
A couple of points: There are a number of WCM vendors who would dispute the fact that CMS solutions are great for "basic corporate or informational websites" - once you get into the realms of SiteCore, EPiServer, Tridion, etc, you're not looking at a basic website, but these are still CMSs. Secondly: it would be better to say "Most CMS Solutions are built on web frameworks - whether that's ASP.NET, Rails, etc.
Oct
18
answered Domain names ending with book
Sep
16
comment Web designers back link on client sites
One point to note: If a user with a screen reader or other assistive technology views the page, it will often read out something like "Link: Graphic Design and Web Development by Acme Corp, Title: Graphic Design and Web Development by Acme Corp, URL:example.com"; - and anyone hovering their mouse over the link will also see the pop-up repeating the text.