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How much time do you spend for SEO?

There are basic rules to follow for SEO, and then there are labor intensive site promotion activities that you can do on a daily basis that add tiny increments that over time eventually add up to a ...
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Display of special characters in the page title in SERPs

I have noticed a few oddities recently with the titles of web pages in search engine results pages (SERPs). I started using some special characters in my page titles in order to make them look ...
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What resources are available to get an experienced .net developer up and running quickly with Wordpress/PHP development?

Specifically, what are the preferred development tools (free?) Are there any good tutorial sites that are up-to-date with the latest version of Wordpress Has anyone ever done Wordpress/PHP ...
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Issue Opening/Saving Word Docs in IE7 and IE8

I'm working on a flex app that relates documents (pdfs, images, etc) with events. When i click the document link in my app for PDFs, images, text files, etc, IE7 and IE8 present them in the ...
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Is PCI compliance scrutinised?

After reading the very strongly worded recommendations regarding the storage of credit card details here, I've got to wonder - what happens if a non-PCI compliant company starts storing credit card ...
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When should “domain hacks” like del.icio.us be used for most sites?

While it's fine for sites aimed at more advanced, I find a lot of non-technical people tend to just add www and .com to every domain, so for example, my dad would type that in as www.del.icio.us.com. ...
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Guidelines for Opera Mobile

Opera Mobile fails to render two sites I help out with correctly and I cannot find the guidelines for Opera Mobile. All other browsers tested (even Opera for the Wii) show these sites correctly. ...
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How would you establish user credibility for your web app?

One of the problems with general public facing apps is to deal with fake user accounts. Using an Open ID service doesn't solve this, as anyone can open multiple Google accounts and register as many ...
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Which resolutions should I make a favicon in?

I understand that you can create a favicon.ico with multiple resolutions embedded. Which resolutions should your average website support? Why? Edit: Performance should be a consideration. I want to ...
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What MIME type are you meant to use for JavaScript files?

In the html we always use <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="???"></script> (the ECMA stuff confuses some browsers) but on the HTTP side what are you meant to use as the ...
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My shared-host tells me that they're throttling my website because of MySQL, what can I do?

My shared-host tells me that they're throttling my website because of MySQL, what can I do? I'm not familiar enough with performance tuning of MySQL, generally MySQL just works for me. What questions ...
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Google Webmaster Central Channel

Since there are so many Google Webmaster Central videos on Youtube which one do you think every Webmaster should see? http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleWebmasterHelp
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Can I skip the PEM pass phrase question when I restart the webserver?

After buying a multi-domain SSL certificate I have started testing it with the Nginx webserver (following documentation in their SSL wiki page). Everything is fine, it works and I get a green ...
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URL paths and their effect on SEO

We are developing a website where there will be two distinct types of content: galleries and photos. It makes little sense to use URL paths like /gallery/photo as some photos can appear in more than ...
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Embedding Quicktime Player behaves differently on XP/OSX/Windows7

We've got a page that embeds a .MOV file into a webpage. In the last 6 months it stopped working on some Macs. Then it stopped working on all macs. Then it stopped working on Windows XP. But it works ...
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How good is Traffic-Seeker?

I have recently setup my blog and I look forward to posting once a week. I want to increase traffic to my blog and was searching for good search-engine tools. I came across Traffic-Seeker and now I ...
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Good source for posting videos to embed on your website

I have a website where I want to embed video tutorial on my blog posts. Now the video's that I make are HD and have not past the 10 min mark yet, maybe in the future. Now I have the videos just on ...
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Is there any way to use AdWords with CodeIgnitor (or similar)?

I am working with a website that uses CodeIgnitor, a content management system I hadn't heard of before. The problem: Incoming links from AdWords contain a long query string, and if you add a query ...
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Product catalog API

What is the common practice in creating (and updating) the product catalog (all products/models/tech specs) for online electronics store? Does any of the manufacturers/OEMs have an appropriate API to ...
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Good sites to request an inbound link when launching a new website?

Lets say the site is for a random small-medium sized business that sells a product out of a store in one location. I've seen about a million "Business Listing" sites, but heard that Google doesn't ...
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How can I reduce the costs of loading large JS libraries?

If I am using a large Javascript library for my page, how can I make sure that this does not impair the user's use of the site?
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AdSense not displaying on my blog

Recently I started to work again with AdSense program, but when I placed code in my WordPress blog it didn't display even after 30min. So maybe I'm doing something wrong? I did setup the account. ...
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Transferring site from one server to another - good tools?

I'm not a webmaster - I'm a generalist with a strong bias towards development of applications and databases, but currently I'm helping a client I've consulted with before, and they want to move some ...
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Is it worth looking into a webserver other than apache?

I've traditionally deployed my sites under apache, simply by default. I've heard things about NGinX though and I'm wondering under which conditions it would be superior. In addition to apache and ...
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Google JSAPI Auto-Loading

When using Google's JSAPI Auto-Loading system - is there a way to get the returned file with all the JavaScript (combined) in one HTTP request? At the minute is just calls the load routines (with ...
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When did you decide to use a CDN? How did you measure the “success” of using a CDN?

When did you decide to use a Content Delivery Network? How did you measure the "success" of using a CDN to help justify the additional cost? Added a bounty. Hoping to get interesting stories from ...
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What type of websites shouldn't use a cache?

Is there ever a time when you should use caching? Like for frequently updated pages? Or, should you always cache? Please give examples and reason?
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Redirect based on country

Let's say I have a site that has multiple versions for different countries, e.g.: www.example.com/us www.example.com/uk www.example.com/ca and I want to use IP geolocation to redirect users who go ...
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Common optimizations to reduce HTML or XHTML page size?

What are some common optimizations performed to reduce HTML or XHTML page size? Some that come to mind are: removing comments, removing extraneous whitespace, moving repetitive inline styles to a ...
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As a non-designer what are some good sites/books/tutorials for learning web design?

My graphics skills are seriously lacking. I can see when something looks nice and when it doesn't but have a hard time coming up with anything myself given a blank slate. What should I do?
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HTML and “quirks” vs. “standards compliance” modes: Explain, and tell us why we should care?

What is the difference between "quirks" mode and "standards compliance" mode, when building HTML web pages? How to tell when operating in one mode, vs. the other? Why should people – i.e. ...
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Other than Google, how do I decide which search engines to optimize for?

Google has extensive tools for webmasters, and good SEO seems to be directed at Google first and foremost. But what other search engines should I be worrying about? I could look at my logs, but then, ...
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Are there any capacity planning resources for phpBB?

I know that busy phpBB forums can be resource intensive, but haven't run one myself, and can't find any sort of quantification of that. How do I plan hosting needs given an expected load of users/...
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Helping search engines identify what a blog post is about via tags

I was thinking about implementing a tagging system for my blog to attach one to five tags to each blog post. Are there any tricks to help search engines identify that these are tags though and that ...
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Which scripting language for server maintenance? [closed]

What scripting do you use for basic server maintenance kinds of tasks, e.g. backups, moving files around, etc.? Do you stick to bash, ruby, perl, something else, or do you mix-and-match for different ...
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Using WordPress for large collaborative site

I work for a government agency, and we're thinking about creating a new, fairly large site using WordPress as the platform. It would involve allowing quite a few people around the state access to the ...
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How can I work out the reasons for someone else's site's search engine ranking?

On one search term I have, there is one particular site with very low quality content, and yet their search engine ranking is always number one, with my site usually at position three. How can I go ...
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Hosting videos for use in Flowplayer (pseudostreaming)?

Flowplayer's pseudostreaming plugin requires a specific server configuration to work. https://static.flowplayer.org/plugins/streaming/pseudostreaming.html What video services/hosts/CDNs exist that ...
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Migrate user accounts out of system with hashed passwords

I have a system with a few thousand user accounts that I need to migrate to a new platform. The system stores a hashed password, not encrypted or (thank goodness) plain text. Also, I don't have the ...
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How do I create styles for IE7 (and below)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? I have a site that looks more or less the same in all browsers except Internet Explorer (version 7 and below). How do I ...
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Should I still use Flash or Silverlight?

There's been a lot of controversy over the future (and current) use of Flash and the adoption of Silverlight. Should I continue to use it if I am already or should I use something else, like HTML5?
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Maintaining legacy code

I have an old codebase that still "works" but is difficult/nearly impossible to maintain. It may be expensive (time and money wise) to update it. Do I just go for it, or should I continue to hate my ...
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How to get Google to display navigation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? How do I get Google to display the navigation for my site like it does for others? For example, ...
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Multi site wordpress setup

Currently my company has 3 blogs and what I did was to install three instances of wordpress over Apache/MySQL, in different directories. The problem is that I have a Slicehost VPS with 256Mb RAM with ...
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How is the pagespeed in google webmaster tools measured?

With the inclusion of the page performance in the google ranking algorithm, What things can be done to get better figures on the webmaster tools performance measure? if the onload method of the page ...
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How to deal with multiple step forms where one of the forms are not submitted

Say you have a submission process that requires two forms. The submission of the 2nd form triggers an email. What do you do if the second form isn't submitted? Say the user forgets or closes the ...
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I need a free or cheap and easy to install SQL administration website. Recommendations?

Since I don't have TCP/IP access to my database--I just have a connection string that works from my ASP.NET pages--I need some sort of administrative web page or pages, or a whole website that lets me ...
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How to roughly translate site pageviews to its potential revenue from ads?

I know it depends greatly on each individual case, but lets say some site is doing 100k unique pageviews a day, how to estimate approximate potential monthly revenues from banners on such site (in ...
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Are there any online tools that can help me find problems with my website?

I can run lots of performance tools on my server, but what is with problems that are only visible from the outside? Are there any tools that can help me with this?
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How do I use transparent PNGs in IE6?

How do I use transparent PNGs in IE6? I have a corporate app that must use IE6 and must use use PNGs, but the transparency all comes through as a pale white colour.

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