What topics can I ask about here?

Pro Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional and enthusiast webmasters focused on how to operate websites. Questions here are commonly about

  • search engine optimization (SEO)
  • domains
  • web-hosting
  • internet marketing

This site is for anything that relates to owning, running, or administering your own website.

Off-topic questions

There are some types of questions about running websites that don't belong on this site:

  • HTML, JavaScript, or CSS coding -- Detailed questions about how to code something are usually a better fit for Stack Overflow where there are more programmers that answer questions.
  • Advanced server administration -- Users over at Server Fault are much more likely to know the technical details on how to administrate servers. However, questions about web server configuration (e.g., URL rewriting, SSL, virtual hosting, running scripts, password protection, status errors, etc...) and control panels (which Sever Fault doesn't accept) are considered on-topic here.
  • Web sites out of your control -- If the question is about another site (such as Gmail or Facebook) and not about your own website, it is off-topic here. Web Applications would be a better place to ask.
  • Usage of web browsers and other software -- Super User is available for questions about how to use software in ways that are not directly related to running your own website.
  • Content management systems (CMSs) -- There are specific Stack Exchange sites for several CMSs. Use those sites for Craft CMS, Drupal, Expression Engine, Joomla, Magento, Salesforce, SharePoint, Tridion, or WordPress. Questions about other CMSs may be asked here on Pro Webmasters.
  • Recommendations for sites and resources -- Questions that ask for recommendations of external websites or resources attract lots of self promotion and spam answers. In addition, answers to such questions quickly become out of date. Such questions are closed as off-topic.
  • Specific to only your site - If the answers to your question could only apply to your site, it is probably not a good fit for Pro Webmasters. For example, we would close questions such as "What am I doing wrong here?" or "Please review my site."
  • Topics with a "catch all" question and answer -- Many topics are covered by a question with a comprehensive answer. Other questions about the topic are marked as duplicate. Some examples from the list of catch-all questions are:

For more help, see What types of questions should I avoid asking?

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It's also OK to ask and answer your own question.

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