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Blocked by Disqus from posting on my own site

The other day I was responded to around 20-30 comments in quick succession with similar replies to followers and fans of my work. I wasn't spamming, I was simply getting back to lots of people who had ...
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WordPress 5.5 AutoUpdate schedule [migrated]

I use the new WordPress built-in auto-update feature for plugins. I want to update my plugins as soon as there is a new release but today i checked my websites ond most of the plugins have the notice &...
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What happens if you don't set cache-control header?

What happens if you don't set the cache-control header? Does HTTP specify a default behaviour that clients should follow or is it up to the clients to decide? In Chrome, I have seen some Javascript ...
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Create a different default view for audience overview in Google Analytics

Is there a quick and easy way to set up a specific overview? GA defaults to showing me the last 30 days results. Because my business has a very strong yearly cycle (2/3 of my sales are in a 6 week ...
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How to write a generic .htaccess file rule, regarding RewriteBase

The following rule in my .htaccess works just fine for routing calls to index.php: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [QSA,L] However, this does not ...
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Apache not accessible from outside local network

I can only connect to my Apache server using devices on the local network and not from the outside. I think that this is a port forwarding issue, as I'm getting a Connection Timed Out for the port ...
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Strange callbacks to /unsubscribe url

I have a system that sends bulk emails via Sendgrid. Each email has a personalised unsubscribe link that is handled by a server in our organisation (i.e. not using Sendgrid's unsubscribe feature.) The ...
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If I hide some scripts from Google bot, will it be considered as cloaking?

I have a website built with Gatsby.js. After building it, I receive a lot of static HTML files, with React app bound to them. All content is in HTML already, JS is needed for some fancy transitions, ...
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How to prepare my website to Google's oncoming change regarding embedded browser frameworks?

I recently received an email from Google saying that: We are writing to let you know that Google will discontinue support for sign-ins to Google accounts from embedded browser frameworks, starting ...
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My .com domain is expiring in a few weeks - can I transfer it instead of renewing it?

My .com domain is expiring in a few weeks. I do not want to renew with the same company. If I wait until the expiration date, can I renew with a different company? Is the domain instantly released the ...
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Double redirect - referrer in headers

let's say we have redirects like this: (1) my shortener link -> (2) bit.ly -> (3) target URL Is it possible to check on the end (3) that user visit came from (1) my shortened link?
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Awstats showing thousands of hits with little to no bandiwdth

So my real problem is that today I've suddenly been having issues with entry processes and IOPS far exceeding the hosting account limits and causing my site to go down. I've never even gotten close to ...
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Does bit.ly pass info about referrer? [duplicate]

So that I will be able to see where people that used my bit.ly link come from? I already checked it with Chrome dev tool in Network tab but there is no info.
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How can I keep WordPress files in sync on two servers behind a load balancer?

I have two Amazon Linux web servers with an Amazon Load Balancer, and I want to use WordPress to display content at the document root level only. The site has other subdirectories with PHP files that ...
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Will this count as two pageviews in GA, and do I need the second pageview?

I'm having a hard time finding clear documentation on how to handle this situation and what best practise is. Question: How off is my implementation and what steps should I take to fix it? Will it ...
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hreflang - do I need to prefix links on the different versions of my pages?

hreflang has proven extremely frustrating for me to implement with my previously clean site layout. I've finally bitten the bullet to risk it because Google still doesn't index our translated versions ...
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Is it possible to slow the Baiduspider crawl frequency?

Much has been made of the Baidu spider crawl frequency. It's true: "Baiduspider crawls like crazy." I've experienced this phenomenon at sites I work with. In at least one instance, I've found that ...
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Why does Emojipedia claim that there are 3,521 emojis when I count 2,192? [closed]

I read this: In total there are 3,521 emojis in the Unicode Standard as of September 2020. This includes sequences for gender or skin tone, flags, and the components that are used to create keycap, ...
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How to use Google Analytics to find the number of sessions with a specific event on a collection of pages?

I want to find the number of sessions in which "Add to Cart" event happened in a group of pages like the Product page, collection page, and search pages. I am willing to use the enhanced e-...
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Google Analytics VisitNumber of User sessions is not equal

I want to ask a question; user has a session that continues after midnight. Thus, 2 sessions were created. But the visit numbers of these sessions are not equal.Why ? I think , visitnumber must be ...
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Add custom domain on Azure without application restart?

Few months ago Azure started restarting applications when change occurs in custom domains. This behavior is, of course, quite bothersome as, aside of unnecessary restarts, startup on Azure can't ...
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Search Console: Server Connectivity Error - Connect Timeout

Over the last 4 days server connectivity errors have started to pop up in my Search Console. Specifically, it is the connection timeout error. I have been talking to my hosting provider and they ...
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What are Weiterleitungshinweis Backlinks in the Ubersuggest SEO tool?

Today I was checking my old backlinks and I saw my competitor making backlinks exactly where I have created it, so I tried to check his backlinks using the Ubersuggest tool (by Neil Patel) and I saw ...
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Can I have separate url in internal navigation of website and Sitemap?

I have not so SEO friendly url structure in my internal navigation of website(some technical challenges) but marked each of the page with SEO friendly canonical(through CMS) and these canonicals are ...
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.htaccess — Trailing slash and characters after file extension

I've got some weird usability warnings popping up in my search console for pages which don't actually exist on my site. It looks like someone is creating 100's of malformed links to my pages. Here's ...
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What should I do about penalized websites that have been 301 redirected to mine?

Someone is doing a negative SEO attack on my site 301 redirecting toxic sites to my site. I have done research and nobody online seems to have an answer. Would disavowing the domain doing the 301 ...
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How to prevent login from 3rd party sites and apps

Most website content is only accessible after logging in. 3rd party sites (and apps) provide alternative interfaces to the site by passing on the login credentials and scraping content. How do I make ...
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wetransfer link to our website showing our branding and making the “to” field from us and the “from” field clear for the customer to add

We just purchased WeTransfer ro for our company. We receive a lot of files as we are a printing company. So I am trying to figure out how to embed our WeTransfer link on our website that shows our ...
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Are example.com and blog.example.com treated as one if they have the same content?

I have a site, say example.com and it's blog is blog.example.com. Please note trusty.com and blog.trusty.com are both hosted with different hosting companies and have different IP Addresses. If I have ...
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Why is “www.example.com” different from “example.com”?

In any browser if I use www.example.com or just example.com the web page is correctly retrieved, but I am having trouble with Google Analytics and Facebook App. Facebook: To be able to get Likes, I ...
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How to merge www.example.com and example.com on google AdSense?

I am new to Google AdSense. I have a small website (let's call it www.example.com). Unfortunately, AdSense handles www.example.com and example.com separately (different stats). How can I merge these ...
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How to setup htaccess to redirect both IP and www.example.com to example.com

I found many different htaccess examples showing how to redirect from www version to non-www version and vice versa, but I can't just find a solution to redirect IP and www-version to non-www one. ...
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Is example1.example.com called multiple domain or subdomain?

I have these sites, example1.example.com, example2.example.com, ... etc. I was wondering what is the proper term for that? I heard multi-domain, and subdomain being used. Are they interchangeable, if ...
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Why my website is not showing up when searched for in Google Maps pack in Google Search

I have a client and we've been doing SEO for them since more than the past 6 months now. We're almost getting them on the first page for target keywords. It's a local business and, thus, we're doing ...
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How can I merge IMAP mailboxes at my old and new ISP?

I have a Mailbox and I get eMails via iMap (not pop). On my old ISP, there is the old Mailbox with folders and emails. I transferred my domain to a new ISP and I have a new mailbox, with all new ...
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How can I display the MD5 or SHA1 of files in a web server directory?

When you don't have an index.html, most web servers will show a list of files in the directory. Can I get preferably lighttpd (but Apache as a backup) to do show a file's MD5/SHA1 (along with standard ...
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Can I make Google use the meta description (or a specific text from the page) to form snippets?

Google uses neither meta descriptions, nor H1 pages titles for snippets that appear in Google search results. It takes text fragments that are irrelevant for our target audience. Such text snippets ...
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How to create socket dynamically on lighttpd server?

We are hosting more than 200 websites/users on the lighttpd web server. When we keep all the socket connection open/active, the memory consumption is very high. We want to create the socket, on demand ...
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How to run ERPNext locally only and not publicly available? [migrated]

Using docker, I'm able to serve static content as: nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ lynx http://localhost/ --dump hello nginx docker world nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ lynx http://...
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How much Analytics/GTM tracking knowledge is reasonable to expect from a marketing specialist?

These days, there's no shortage of folks willing to take your money to make create ads on Facebook (and others). There does seem to be a shortage of people who are capable of measuring the results of ...
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Random codes appearing at the end of URLs (Woocommerce) [closed]

I am using WooCommerce to design an ecommerce for a customer. Everything was fine until today when some of my links stopped redirecting to the pages. I've noticed that they work if the page is ...
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Should the 'Unlisted' International Targeting option, be used in the Google Webmasters Tools/Search Console, when looking to target Europe as a whole?

I have an eCommerce website, which wants to target the USA, UK and Europe. The targeting will be done through Subdomains as follows: www.example.com (USA with Dollars and American English) en-eb....
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Which special characters, if used in <title> tags, will be visible in Google SERPs?

Seems like Google doesn't display some special characters if they are used in <title></title>. What are the characters that will be visible in SERPs for site titles?
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How to specify “closed” for a day in OpeningHoursSpecification?

{ "@type": "OpeningHoursSpecification", "dayOfWeek": [ "Sunday" ], "Hours": "Closed" } I get the following error: Closed (The property Hours is not recognized by Google ...
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Should query string parameter values in a URI have single quotes around them?

I'm passing variables through the URI string, like this: example.com?a=first&b=second Everything works as intended, but when I pass the source code through the W3 validator, it's flagging them ...
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Can switching from .com TLD to non .com TLD affect emails even if MX records migrated correctly

I have a high-level question about a customer that switched from a .com TLD to a .fun TLD. They didn't switch hosting, only their TLD. They're now having issues with their emails, personal and ...
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Is there a set of well-known tracking parameters besides utm_*?

I am collecting a large number of URLs. I am not responsible for the websites in question, and I want to remove tracking parameters that do not affect the content of the website. With the tracking ...
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Will web crawlers be able to crawl nested sidebar menu for mobile web

I have a simple question. One clicking on any of the breadcrumbs, an overlay appears as per design. For example, in the above image clicking on Physics will bring up all subjects to choose from and ...
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Use XML Based Sitemap and/or Static Page Sitemap?

I have a question about which sitemap to use - XML based that is sent to Google Search Console or static HTML based sitemap that is added to the website footer. If you search "dump trucks for ...
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Moving https website from server A (CentOS 7) to server B (CentOS 8) - what do I need to do regarding certificates?

I've copied all of the referenced files in my nginx configuration over: /etc/nginx/ssl/STAR_example_com/ssl-bundle.crt /etc/nginx/ssl/STAR_example_com/STAR_example.key /etc/ssl/certs/dhparam.pem I ...

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