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Full service web developer since 2004. Former SGI system engineer. Former radio/TV broadcast engineer.


Nov
13
awarded  Yearling
Nov
12
comment HTTPS vs HTTP for SEO
If your site is a little bit slower then, no, HTTPS being slower is not a myth and, in fact, they are. However, as you said, Google gives a slight tip of the hat to HTTPS sites and the slight slowdown is worth the effort.
Nov
11
answered What is the ideal code to text ratio?
Nov
8
answered Is splitting keywords with HTML tags bad for ranking?
Nov
7
comment Would a video have an effect on SEO if first time visitors to the homepage must watch it before seeing the content?
@Josef Of course they can and I said that. I said it was the content they can't read.
Nov
6
answered Would a video have an effect on SEO if first time visitors to the homepage must watch it before seeing the content?
Sep
29
comment website clones SEO
You are talking about the visual flow of what you see. This is not the same as the document flow that search engines see. Search engines look at the structure of the document as outlined with HTML. Any site that has the same HTML will look the same to search engines no matter what you do with the CSS cause CSS does not affect or change the document object.
Sep
28
comment website clones SEO
@Steve CSS will not make the document flow differently and it is the content that search engines look at. If the structure of the HTML document is the same, or nearly so, CSS won't make anything better or worse for him.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
10
comment Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?
@nathangiesbrecht He's trying to cover up the fact that he is one and the same person running all those sites. That's mis-representation and trickery and I hope and know he will get caught.
Sep
9
comment Would a different IP address for each site in a network of sites help with SEO or prevent a penalty?
I'm sure Google is aware of such trickery and SEO will benefit by knocking his sites down into oblivion.
Sep
4
answered One larger site OR a medium and a one subsite?
Sep
3
comment In terms of SEO, what is the difference between a URL with and without a trailing slash?
That's not quite true either. If the server isn't set up that way, leaving the trailing slash off will get you the directory and not the file and it will still take two fetches to get you the page.
Sep
3
answered Should I use 'robots.txt' or 'sitemap.xml' to get dynamically created files indexed in search engines?
Sep
3
comment In terms of SEO, what is the difference between a URL with and without a trailing slash?
The trailing slash still indicates a directory. That has not changed and is far from obsolete. It's still a path name followed by computers on the internet. It's only in the address bar that you'll notice a change IF the server is set to do that.
Aug
7
comment Why isn't Google Analytics data being recorded when the snippeted it between the `</head>` and `</body>` tags?
Do you mean the data isn't showing in analytics? That takes at least a day to start appearing.
Jul
31
comment Which MIME type to compress? and what If I omit the `type` attribute from the HTML?
@rockyraw The server does the gzipping but won't inspect your HTML attributes so, no, removing the 'type' attributes won't affect gzipping but, as stated, HTML5 doesn't require it and browsers have used the default for years.
Jul
5
awarded  Informed
Jul
2
comment Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?
Doesn't matter. Your second paragraph is not true.
Jul
2
comment Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?
@Zistoloen Your statement is still false and the OP talked about validation and the missing head tag.