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


Dec
21
comment Why is my Custom HTML tag not fired in Google Tag Manager
Remove the closing slash on the img tag. <img> does not have a closing slash. You can also remove the 'type' attribute since all browsers default to javascript.
Dec
17
comment Why do some domains have a '/' at the end of the home page URL?
@StephenOstermiller Yes. As I said. You can set the server to ignore it.
Dec
16
comment Why do some domains have a '/' at the end of the home page URL?
@DisgruntledGoat No they're not the same. The slash indicates a directory and the absence of a slash indicates a file. If there is no file then a response is given back to the browser which redirects it to the file but the server can ignore that if it's set up to do so.
Dec
16
comment Why do some domains have a '/' at the end of the home page URL?
I'd have to think about your linking not mattering statement. A GET is a GET no matter where it comes from but I'm tired and going to bed.
Dec
16
comment Why do some domains have a '/' at the end of the home page URL?
@DisgruntledGoat No, his answer is correct.
Dec
14
comment How should websites handle hostname with trailing dot?
There's a serious misunderstanding of this, the dot, but it's been too long for me to write an answer and I'll probably say something wrong. Suffice to say that the dot stands for the root, or parent, of the domain name. The root here would be "webmasters" and the root of that would be "dot" so "dot" would not be at the end of the URI and I don't think it belongs in the URI at all, in this case. As I said, I've forgotten too much of the exact operation and I'll leave that to someone else.
Dec
7
comment Does Google support structured data in crawlable AJAX?
Are you saying you're serving different content to bots vs regular visitors?
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.