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Why don't websites have a “description” meta tag in the head section?

I expected to see something like this in the <head> section of stackoverflow.com, for example: <meta name="description" content="A language-independent collaboratively edited question and ...
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Multiple site pages not accesible via main site nav- SEO implications?

I run a site that has some of the site pages accessible through the site's main navigation. Then, there are 50+ "state" pages that are accessible to a user if they click on a specific state on a ...
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is RapidSSL wildcard cert supported by major browsers?

I'm thinking of buying a wildcard SSL cert from clickSSL : http://www.clickssl.com/rapidssl/rapidsslwildcard.aspx That would be a rapidssl certificate, and I was looking into my firefox options to ...
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Why does Bing not show my adcenter ads though there is enough space

I created several campaigns using the MS adcenter. I'm targeting the whole world at any time with 2-3 placement texts per keyword group. The bids I placed are sometimes quite high, so they should get ...
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Thawte/GeoTrust/VeriSign 2048 Bit Root migration and Intermediate SSL Certificates

Thawte, GeoTrust, VeriSign and other Certificate Authorities are currently in the process of changing from a 1024 bit MD5 based root certificate to a 2048 bit SHA-1 based root to "keep in line with ...
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Thumbnails for videos in multiple formats?

I have some intranet training videos made over the years in a bunch of formats (AVI, WMV, MOV, RealPlayer) and would like to provide something like a preview function - maybe a thumbnail animated GIF ...
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Can I get Wordpress to upload images etc via FTP instead of the filesystem?

I'm installing a Wordpress blog on a site run from a server farm. We can only upload files through FTP (which gets synced to the web servers). Any file written to the server through the web site is ...
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How can I stop a bot attack on my site?

I have a site (built with wordpress) that is currently under a bot attack (as best I can tell). A file is being requested over and over, and the referrer is (almost every time) turkyoutube.org/player/...
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Fixed width vs dynamic width

I've noticed more and more sites have gone to a fixed-width layout, where resizing the browser window just causes scrollbars to appear, as opposed to a flexible layout, where resizing the browser ...
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Is content inside a <noscript> tag indexed by search indexes?

Is content inside a <noscript> (HTML4, HTML5) tag indexed by search engines? (Inspired by this question)
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Best way to stop a country dropdown from affecting google SEO

We have a site that contains a "sign up" form in the sidebar in most pages. This signup contains a dropdown of countries, the contents of which are being indexed by google and affecting our sites SEO. ...
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eShop product urls SEO, with or without category folder

What product url is better from SEO perspective for an eShop www.site.com/main-category/sub-category/sub-category2/product-name.html www.site.com/products/product-name.html www.site.com/product-name....
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How to prevent iframe virus? What are all the measures can be taken once affected by it?

Suddenly, I see some of my blog files(wordpress) contains some <iframe> tags with links to some websites. How does it happen? What do I have to do to remove this virus and clean my website? I ...
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Blocking all search engines except the big ones

I would like to somehow be able to block all search engines except Google, Yahoo & Bing (and their related sites like Google Images) from crawling my site as they consume a lot of server and ...
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How to detect search engine bots reliably within asp.net website?

What is the best way to detect bot generated activity (clicks/page visits) etc on a asp.net website? We have a website where we track leads generated to external websites, we track the IP of the user ...
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Any recommendation for hosting provider for hosting Wordpress CMS website (not just a blog)? [closed]

I want to host a Wordpress CMS based website. Any recommendations for a easy and reliable hosting provider. I have heard about lots of issues when hosting wordpress with my current host. This is based ...
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Is Yahoo Search the same as Bing Search now?

We had some serious issues with Yahoo's (incredibly) badly written spider in the past, and as a result we blocked them. Marco Arment of Tumblr also shared his frustrations with us on 8/31/2009, which ...
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Considerations for adding an explicit “home” link to navigation

Savvy folks like yourselves are probably comfortable knowing they can click the logo and usually end up back on the home page of a site. However, not everyone knows this. What are some reasons for ...
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How do I specify the Google sitemap generator destination directory

Is there a way to specify the location of generated sitemap files using the lastest version of the Google Sitemap Generator? Version is: 1.0.0.0? (a very un-google version number, lol): > sudo /...
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How can I prevent a power user from calling my ajax functions?

I have a site that uses ajax calls to perform a number of functions. They have the webbrowser call back to a script - ajax.php. Though I use post data to transmit the data and limit the commands ...
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What shopping carts integrate well with MYOB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I'm trying to select an eCommerce solution that will integrate with the accounting program, AccountEdge (from MYOB). I also need it to be ...
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Pligg like CMS to create digg like sites [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I need an alternative to Pligg.com I am trying to find Pligg like CMS that I can use to create Digg like sites. With Pligg, I am not able to import the links automatically. ...
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Track down segmentation faults in PHP? [closed]

I'm looking for a relatively painless way to track down segmentation faults in PHP (as reported in the Apache error log). This is my LAMP setup at the moment: Linux: OpenSUSE 11.3 x86_64 Apache: 2....
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Is there a way of using HTTPS with Amazon's CloudFront CDN and CNAMEs?

We use Amazon's CloudFront CDN with custom CNAMEs hanging under the main domain (static1.example.com). Although we can break this uniform appearance and use the original whatever123wigglyw00....
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Simple future-proof, backwards-compatible way to play audio mp3 files in-place on the page?

I have a site for a musician that includes music in mp3 format, but these are played through a Flash file (xspfplayer). Of course, without Flash this is useless. Is there a better future-proof, and ...
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How to serve static content without https in a secure site?

I want to serve static content from my site but my site is https-only. My static http server only serve http content (non https) but many IE users are complaining about being unable to log into. What ...
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Getting list of all registered domains in particular geographical region

How can I get list of domains registered in a particular geographical region? For instance, I want list of .ke domains in Eastern Africa
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Possible options for site meta discussion

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for software that I could use to provide meta discussion of a website that I am working on? My initial thought would be to use one of the many discussion ...
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Should I use mixed content on my blog?

I have a blog. (just started) I am having a confusion whether I should keep the blog focused on only one subject (for instance, technology) or not? If I post different posts on various topics (with ...
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Does Internet Explorer 'timeout'?

Within my website I have a single page that dynamically updates via AJAX / JSON in a plain HTML page. Now this page may be left open for up to three or four days. When I left it running over the ...
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Do sites in subfolders affect the ranking of the main domain?

Does putting an unrelated site in a domain's subfolder (to avoid buying a new domain name) affect the domain's search engine ranking even if there are no links between them? For example, is it a bad ...
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How long did it take for your new website to be indexed by search engines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my website in Google search results? I have added my website to the webmaster tools of some major search engines already, and supplied the sitemap for the ...
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When should you consider being an OpenID provider?

I know that OpenID would benefit more from a larger number of sites adopting it, than it would from more people being providers. But even still, I am curious as to when it would be good for a site to ...
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What are the best options to backup a hosted windows VPS [closed]

I have a Windows VPS hosted at some web host, I have remote desktop administrator access and I can install whatever software I need on that VPS. This is a basic low cost VPS, so the system resources (...
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When a person lands on a personal website, what do they expect to see on the homepage?

I'm torn between making my homepage listing of (5-10 max) recent blog posts versus making my homepage my "about me" bio page. I can make the case for both (and if someone would like me to, leave a ...
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Do Unrelated Sites in Subfolders affect the Ranking of the Main Site?

Does putting an unrelated site in a domain's subfolder (to avoid buying a new domain name) affect the domain's search engine ranking even if there are no links between them? For example, is it a bad ...
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Is there any way to improve the speed of Google Adsense/Analytics?

Whenever I run Google Page Speed or YSlow, many of the optimisations suggested stem from my use of Google Adsense and Google Analytics. For example, YSlow says there are "9 external Javascript ...
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Combine websites without hurting SEO

I have a friend that I'm helping out with some web design. Basically, the guy owns a few businesses that are all complementary of each other and he wants to combine them all into a single site. There'...
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Upgrading Shopping Cart Software and SERPS

I operate a fairly large (45,000+ pages) ecommerce site that runs on an older ASP.NET 1.1 shopping cart that is a pain to administer and maintain but ranks really well. I'd like to upgrade to a .NET ...
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How to Install OSQA Q and A application in Apache

How to Install OSQA Q and A application in Apache Server. I have mod_python installed but still I am not able to run OSQA. I could not find the easy instruction to install it.
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I need an alternative to Pligg.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I was working with Pligg - The Social Networking CMS and it seems like a great software. But there are few things that are ...
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What tools are used to make a PDF accessible to people with disabilities

In the US sites should be made accessible for people with disabilities. This is often followed for HTML, but ignored for PDF files. Since there is quite a lot of PDF content on the web, what tools ...
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Recurring Profile and Bundled Item (Magento)

I have a subscription service that people pay monthly for, so I’ve setup a “Virtual Product” with a Recurring Profile. At the same time, I want to have it so they can add different one time products. ...
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Multiple google analytics instances on a page?

My company creates (and hosts) sites for many different clients. We allow clients to send us tracking code, including Google Analytics, and we put them on the page. We would also like to include our ...
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Is there a self hosted solution similar to Uservoice? [closed]

In the early days of Stack Overflow, Uservoice was used to get feedback, bug reports and feature requests from the community. While SO did out grow Uservoice, many sites would not. I'd like to use a ...
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Page speed affecting ranking in practice

Articles like this one discuss Google possibly taking speed into account for ranking factors. Are there any other search engines which already take speed into account for search results? or perhaps ...
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Single V/s Multiple Databases

I've built this web app (php & mysql) which stores information for various organisations (about 20 clients currently). The current scenario stores client-related information in individual ...
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How confident are buyers about paying via PayPal as opposed to integrated solutions?

I have an e-commerce site which has PayPal integrated as our payment processor as the site is fairly new and doesn't yet receive many orders. I'm wondering how the general public see the PayPal brand,...
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Are there any WordPress themes optimized as a “starting point” for custom theme development?

I found this "blank" theme, but I was wondering if there are any other themes that provide a template for custom theme development. I'm looking for something that, out of the box, provides a very ...
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DNS sub-domain registration

Is it possible to register a sub-domain if you don't own the base domain? For example, could I register NickLarsen.random.com if I don't own random.com?

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