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Question on switching domains and how to trigger search engines to reindex for an Rails app

For an app I recently switched domains. I deleted the links between the old domain and heroku and then added a new link between the new domain and heroku, but I didn't put any redirects. After the ...
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Getting weird, process.php hits on my rails based site. What is this an indication of? [closed]

I was looking in my google analytics and discovered a few php hits to pages that, as a rails site obviously not apart of it. Here's an example: /process.php?d=WnCeik5EGhC5sO5YToPnII5eaQ==&b=1 ...
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Google AdSense Ad placement above fold in-article

I'm new to AdSense. I want to place an ad on most of the pages of my website, which are articles (mostly text). For mobile devices, I'd like the ad to appear below the headline and below some of the ...
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How will using the Wordpress API affect SEO ranking for company blog?

We are currently discussing various options for implementing a blog engine or Content Managing System. We have a Ruby on Rails application, which gives us the option of using an existing gem, creating ...
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how to modify virtualhost in WHM?

I generally manage my Linux servers by logging in as root and doing everything from the command line (because I just do small stuff) but I've been asked to take over a WHM/CPanel Service with multiple ...
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How to attach alt and title attributes to images uploaded by Carrierwave

This task is simple if each row in the database tables stores one image only. But when storing multiple images using Carrierwave in a JSON / text field, how to save additional data such as alt or ...
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Does a cache busting fingerprint in image file names hurt SEO rankings?

The Ruby on Rails asset pipeline automatically adds a fingerprint to assets (JS, CSS, and other files in the assets folder including images) upon deployment so that cached assets are automatically ...
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Does Rails Precompiled Images Names Affect SEO?

I manage a Rails 4 app deployed to Heroku. Because of our setup, we always need to precompile our images before deploying to Heroku. The effect of this is that our images in production end up with ...
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Tracking an e-commerce conversion with Google Analytics - Analytics.js

I'm running a Rails (Ruby on Rails) app and want to start collecting e-commerce conversion data. I have Google Analytics installed on a local server (development environment), and I am able to see the ...
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Internationalization using subfolders

I'm internationalizing a Rails application using their standard i18n gem. I've set it up so that the language appears as a subfolder in the URL, ex. www.mysite.com/en, www.mysite.com/zh, www.mysite....
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Custom Heroku Domain redirecting to random website

I'm helping a friend out with her Rails App, and this morning the custom domain started automatically redirecting to freelancer.com instead of the App. The automatically created Heroku subdomain, i.e. ...
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How to make sure content of iframes get properly indexed along with the stem webpage

I'm having a webpage (a stem URL) with several iframes inside it with slightly differing src. It's like a @book has_many :pages and each page is an iframe with serially increasing page_no. How should ...
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CMS for a blog in Python or Ruby? [duplicate]

Which CMS written in Ruby or Python do you recommend me to choose for my blog? The requirements: being able to upload the images without having them cut their size comments (not really necessary as I ...
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Alternative to Ebay Open Source [duplicate]

I'm looking for an auctioneering cms which is basically a copy of Ebay, but just more modern and open source. I would love it if it would already have a connector to a Big Data DB like Hadoop. Does ...
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URL Alias not working in Apache with Redmine [duplicate]

This is a follow-up to my original post here because I got no answer there. The problem is that the request is being routed to Redmine despite the fact that Apache has an Alias for it. Anybody have ...
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How to filter GET requests with Nginx, keep getting 504 after [GET] "/manager/html"

I was recently unable to reach my website, receiving a 504 time-out error instead. I checked the logs and found a GET request for /manager/html. I realize this was a failed attempt to reach a control ...
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Index file not loading automatically for Alias in Virtual Host

I have the following virtual host setup: RailsBaseURI / <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName mydomain DocumentRoot /usr/share/redmine/public Alias /evaluation /home/user/evaluation/ ...
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SEO for filename of images that are uploaded using Ruby on Rails

I'm use RoR 3.2 and carrierwave gem for upload images. I want will do SEO optimization for uploaded images filenames. For example I have model Car(attributes: :id, :name, :avatar(carrierwave image ...
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How to manage a site trying out different technologies?

I'm a complete newbie to web hosting. I only have programming skills, but I'd like to acquire a domain. Then I'd even like to have the chance to manage different technologies for hosting web sites ...
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Why does Google report a soft 404 when I redirect to the signup page?

In the last month, I've got an increased number of "soft 404" errors reported by Google webmaster tools which actually work well for users. Configuration (maybe useless): I have a website built with ...
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Perl script rendered in browser as code through symlink - fine when accessed directly

I have a Rails 4 app that has some views that post to Perl cgi scripts. The perl scripts are accessed via a symbolic link to a folder called "cgi-bin". When I navigate to a perl script through the ...
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Segment subdomains with Google Analytics?

So, when a website has multiple subdomains: www.example.com foo.example.com bar.example.com What is the best way to use Google Analytics to segment the data? I would prefer have access to 'All Data',...
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Linux Mint 15 + Rails with Apache/Passenger

I am only beginner and try to understand how to configure apach web-server for my RubyOnRails app. I have linux, installed apache2, passenger and apache2-module for passenger. While installing i got ...
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Advice scaling website [duplicate]

We could use advice on a scaling/ops issue. We have a simple website that runs on Rails 3.2.12 and uses MongoMapper instead of ActiveRecord. There is one database call that sporadically performs ...
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Ruby on Rails - Passenger Nginx - 403 Forbidden

I've been searching for an answer for a long time now so I'll just try here... I'm trying to get an Ruby on Rails application running with passenger and nginx but I'm getting 403 forbidden when I'm ...
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Can front end code cause an application error in a CMS user interface?

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this question, but here it goes. I'm using a Ruby based CMS (which shall remain nameless) which has been throwing an application error when I try to ...
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Guide to migrating live Ubuntu server [duplicate]

Does anyone know of a good guide for migrating from one Ubuntu server to another. I am going to move the home of my live ruby on rails application and I need to have as little down time as possible, ...
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Testing the application

We are nearing finish of the web application done in RoR (it is Social website). I am not RoR person, I am just JS/Jquery side. All of us do not have much experience with big applications, and this ...
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What every beginner should know about website development? [closed]

I am a novice at building websites and considering to make one. But I'm very confused right now. I guess every beginner faces issues getting started. Some questions that have come up are: I have an ...
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Installing Ruby on Rails without access to command line

I'm VERY new to this whole web dev thing but I can program and I liked Ruby when I used it before. Now, I've got web hosting and a domain and a site on there that's currently ran under Joomla but I'...
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Free open source feature request web site platform?

I am looking for a web platform where people can submit feature requests for software. Visitors should be able to up-vote feature requests, in order for software developers to see the most popular ...
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is it possible to use photobucket api in my rails application for twitter [closed]

I am wondering if its possible to use photobucket api in my rails twitter application to upload photos. is there any gem to do this or i need to do it by digging through Photobucket? Please suggest.
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Can't get heroku site updated on custom domain

I have hosayif.com registered at GoDaddy, and I set up a cname for rails.hosayif.com to point to my heroku app at sharp-meadow-6535.herokuapp.com. I set this up with a previous app, and it worked. I ...
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Migrating Ruby on Rails website to new server (Linux)

I have an existing website that is a Ruby on Rails project. I have another server I need to transfer the existing website too. The server I wish to transfer too was originally hosting the website so ...
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SSL is not enabled in Heroku

Since Heroku has integrated the piggybank_ssl addon by default, trying: heroku addons:add piggyback_ssl or heroku addons:add ssl:piggyback results in: ! This add-on is now a standard Heroku ...
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What are the required skills to bulid a online book editor? [closed]

I want to build a website for a printing company. My plan for this website is to offer a online book editor system for users to upload photos, choose the layout, type some text, put some stamp or ...
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Restricting crawler activity to certain directories with robots.txt

I would like to use robots.txt to prevent indexing of some parts of my website. I want search engines to index only the / directory and not search inside my controllers. In my robots.txt, I have this:...
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Everything needed to run a high-traffic web site

I'm an experienced front-end web developer, while my back-end experience has occurred only within the context of Drupal. Basically, the deeper things go into the back end, the more inexperienced I am. ...
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Hosting rails sites; vps or shared, and how much ram? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I have 3 rails sites to launch, all of which are fairly small and consisting of a custom cms, one with an online store, and ...
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Hosting for a Ruby on Rails application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Web hosting options for Ruby on Rails applications I am a Ruby on Rails developer and I am planning to purchase an hosting space in order to publish my web application (I'm ...
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Ruby on Rails and HTML created websites

My question is simply this: If I use Dreamweaver to create the website layout, but I need to use Ruby on Rails software to create a webservice (SSH included) will the HTML and Ruby conflict with each ...
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SMTP server to deliver mail to Rails app, how?

all, this is my first question and I hope I chose the right place to post it. Here's what I need help with: I've been looking for this all day and I'm having a hard time finding a SMTP mail server ...
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How can I allow search engines to index my invite only website in ruby on rails?

I have a ruby on rails website that will be in invite-only mode for the next couple of months. Currently I have it set up so visits to any page performs an authentication: before_filter :authenticate,...
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Streaming audio from a webpage

I want to be able to stream audio from another webpage through mine, but i do not know how to find the url for each audio file located on a separate webpage. It would also be extremely helpful to do ...
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Yahoo media player not working with Ruby on rails

I have a yahoo media player embedded in my webpage. I am currently using Ruby on Rails to create/edit my web page. When i click the play button next to a track the YMP waits a while and then goes to ...
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Running into problems hosting a website on Heroku

I'm starting to learn more on the back-end scale of programming. Recently I started up Heroku for the second or third time. This time I actually installed the Git update to my Mac and installed ...
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Recaptcha statistics

Of late recaptcha images have become excessively difficult to decipher. Is there any way to get analytics on unsuccessful attempts before a successful one for your website? I'm pretty certain the ...
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what redirect do i use?

I have a hosted rails application that gives every account a sub domain eg company.hosted_site.com I have pointed our customers own domain to their subdomain via a A record and a cname so it looks ...
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Suggestions on Website Development [closed]

I am a novice programmer in Website development. Just to get some experience, I am interested to try the following things: Have my own personal website Build some Ruby on Rails project for Web ...
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To WWW or not to WWW

I'm getting ready to deploy my Rails app. Currently whether you browse to it using www.domain.com or just domain.com you get the same site. I'm pretty new at this, so I'm looking for some wisdom from ...
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