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Why is the number of pages on my website indexed by Googlebot decreasing?

I am monitoring the number of pages indexed by Googlebot for one of my websites . I noticed that since last week, the number of pages has dropped by about 60 or so. Now to be fair, I have not added ...
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Why is a # sign added to the end of URLS?

Note: I'm asking this from the perspective of the site developers (trying to help someone there). not as a user. Please don't forward this to superuser.com. It's a server admin question. Have a look ...
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Can a web site charge for inbound links

On our company web site, we have a page which lists all the magazine articles and web articles that talk about our products. It makes sense that magazine articles are shown in PDF format because they ...
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How do you evaluate SEO/SEM companies? What are common services/prices? [closed]

Looking for a checklist, or comparison site.
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How do you value keywords across SEO and SEM?

For example the cost of a keyword in Google PPC system does not equal it's value, just how much people are willing to pay for it. Really not sure if the question makes sense, so please feel free to ...
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Where can I get reliable information on website popularity?

I know there is a site out there that provides data and stats on websites' relative popularity, unique hits etc, but I can't remember what it's called. This isn't for my own site, I want to look up ...
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google analytics - how to see the name of the pages which has been viewed by certain countries

I want a list of my site pages which has been viewed in any country. I could not find such option in analytics. How to do that. So that i can know the people who view certain pages. so that i can ...
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How do WEB 2.0 sites get their first few members?

How do WEB 2.0 sites get first few members, like a new site comes up for "discussing books" or "renting apartments" or any thing for that matter. So if some marketing is able to pull in some visitors, ...
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What possible causes are there for a page to display differently if hosted in two different places?

If viewing the same page in the same browser, but that page is hosted in two different places (in our case, locally v. over the internet) what kinds of things can cause it to display differently? ...
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How to determine if a site has been punished by Google?

I had a site that ranked in the top 3 positions for one keyword and in the top 6 positions for another. At the beginning of October, both terms dropped radically from the search results. I had ...
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To <p> or not to <p>?

I recently had a debate with a colleague who claimed that a <div> tag should be used over a <p> tag when formatting paragraphs. The case against the use of <p> is that it produces ...
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How to explain XSS to common web owner/user?

How would you explain cross-site scripting vulnerability to a non-programmer (common web user)?
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What's the difference between Amazon's EC2 and S3 services?

I heard Amazon is going to offer a free trail of their hosting services soon with their EC2 tier. I'm a new web developer and I'm still learning a lot about hosting and server configuration so I'm ...
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My archives are beating my current content, how do I stop from competing against myself?

I've inherited a site with about 15,000 pages going back 16 years. Often current events are outranked by previous events. What are the best techniques to make sure that I'm not fighting against ...
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Search Engine Crawler call ajax to crawl ajax returned content?

wondering if search engine crawlers see pages with links to ajax calls (using jQuery + Asp.Net MVC) if they follow these links to index the content. I found this question, but I am wondering ...
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What is the http://go2.wordpress.com/ redirect?

Hi I see a wordpress.com blog and on the latest post there is a redirect for the external links via "http://go2.wordpress.com/" redirect. This redirect is obfuscated - on hovering the link it displays ...
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Best way to let users choose country/language when submiting an URL to a directory

I want to offer the user the possibility to add the country/language for websites they would submit to a fairly simple website directory. I have a folder with flags from http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/...
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GoDaddy shared hosting with domain registed at a different registrar

I've got a shared hosting account on GoDaddy, however my domain name is registered at a seperate company. Assuming I already know how to point my domain name to whatever I want, how do I set up ...
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Do users need to be 13?

A lot of sites require users registering to be 13 years of age. Is there any actual law that requires this?
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Whats actually wrong with GoDaddy? [closed]

I've heard in many places that Godaddy is a horrible hosting provider, but rarely exact reasons on why. I've been with them for a 2+ years and am okay with their hosting. And I run roughly 7 low ...
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Embedding a Disqus forum on my website: showing scrollable area instead of expanding the height

I hope I put this question as it should, I am not an expert in html/css/javascript, so forgive me if it's not very clear. The issue is as follows. I made my first website last week for the birth of ...
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I'm having trouble with accessing my site's admin panel and CSS appears to be broken [closed]

I'm currently writing for Crafthub.net, and since yesterday, whenever I try to access the admin control panel (http://crafthub.net/wp-admin/), it gives me a 404. crafthub.net/wp-content/themes/...
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Website flagged by antivirus software

I operate a file hosting site, and recently I've found that some antivirus software have flagged it as malicious due to a few nasty files people have uploaded. Obviously I don't want my site to be ...
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Creating a companion website for a book

I'm looking to put together a small microsite to accompany a book being written by a friend. The website will both serve to advertise the book, encourage people to buy it, and contains additional ...
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My site crashes Internet Explorer!

When I try to open my site on IE (development, environment, or online), it crashes every time. This is my server readout upon entering the home page (it actually crashes on any page view after this): ...
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Which PHP hosting is better GoDaddy or 1and1? and Also domain mangement [closed]

I own a domain on GoDaddy and I bought a hosting plan from 1and1. Now my subscription is going to end and I want to renew it, but I also want to choose only one company for my web site to have both ...
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Adsense page impressions is showing zero

I have created a new AdSense account for my blog and integrated ads with my blog, but I am getting zero page impressions. Google Analytics is showing 300 to 400 visitor per day. AdSense, however, ...
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What are examples of high-volume websites with fixed, proportional, fluid, and hybrid layouts?

For example, Amazon.com I believe would be an example of a hybrid-fluid-fixed. Really have no idea what an example of a purely proportional layout would be. Types of Webpage Layouts are, per ...
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Free Web Hosting [closed]

i want to launch(publish) my site on the internet? so some one can tell me about free hosting?
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Apache 2 virtual host configuration for subdomain redirection

I'm trying to set up a mail subdomain on my site that will simply redirect to my Google Apps mail account. I thought I could use the Apache 2 vhost configuration below, but it's not working: <...
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Google Analytics in Joomla

I was asked by a client to insert the Google Analytics code in his joomla page. No problem, I said, peace of cake. Little did I know that it is going to be such a struggle. First of all, I ...
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What is Alias Domain?

I notice that many hosting providers provide a feature named "Alias Domain". What it is? and how can it benefit me?
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What are some methods to rewards users for participating on your site?

This is not strictly programming related, so I apologize. But I think this fits within the scope of this site. We have a community site (part forum, part wiki, part knowledge base) where our users ...
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file need to go through a php page using .htaccess

I'm looking for a way to convert this type of URL: http://www.example.com/dl/F5EGD6 Into http://www.example.com/dl/files/my_file.zip using a PHP page to request the URL from the DB with F5EGD6. I ...
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How does Google handle “clean” URLs is the URL is always changing due to edits?

So, since some "clean" URL system pull the wording directly from content I was wondering how Google handles this? Here's an example of content changes changing the URLs: Version 1 of the Title: ...
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Measuring site load times after user is logged in?

How can I test my site "as if" users have logged in and then accessing different parts of the website? I saw Is there a good way to measure my site's response time from different parts of the ...
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Web hosting providers and performance

Is there a way that we can measure performance for a host provider? If so, I would like to start this post as a wiki for everyone to chime in regarding their hosting provider. (I want to change but ...
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Where is the best place to find stock website templates? [closed]

I think I'm in the majority of programmers in saying I can't do visual design for s***. But I do write programs occasionally, and I'd like to have a nice website to tell people about said programs. I ...
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Problem downloading .exe file from Amazon S3 with a signed URL in IE

I have a large collection of Windows exe files which are being stored/distributed using Amazon S3. We use signed URLs to control access to the files and this works great except in one case when trying ...
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Traffic drops after changing to UK server

Because my website has some traffic, I moved it to other server (from US to UK). The UK server is Fasthosts. But the traffic suddenly drops. [edit: broken image removed.] Lots of my traffic comes ...
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Server Space / Server Cost

Okay basically, I want to know some details about how much it would cost to buy a web server for what I want to do. The site we're making is going to accept uploads from users. A LOT of uploads. How ...
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Where can I find a list of related search terms?

Does Google, Bing, or any of the other major search engines make a list or index of related search terms available?
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What bug tracking system is this, or is it Drupal?

Can't figure out is this is Drupal, or some other bug tracking system: http://drupal.org/project/issues/search/redesign?issue_tags=drupal.org+redesign+qa Any ideas how to figure it out? Also, in ...
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I'm thinking of moving my site to Squarespace as I have little time to manage my site

I'm thinking of moving my site to Squarespace, I have around 40 pages with videos, screenshots and web forms etc, my blog is wordpress and I want to move everything on to Squarespace. My worry is that ...
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Is Live Chat a valuable feature? [closed]

Does having a live chat feature on a website increase conversions enough to cover the cost administration? Most of the data I have found comes from companies selling live chat solutions and is ...
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How to receive sensor input, eg. gyroscope? (existing technology or future proposals)

Is there currently a way to for a web application to receive data from mobile device's sensors (eg. gyroscope, accelerometer, compass) through its browser? If not, do any formal proposals exist for ...
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URL rewritten pages take much longer to load

(Same issue as https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3987754/how-to-diagnose-htaccess-speed-issues-via-rewritelog but more clearly explained below) We have a site which has scripts like this: http://...
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Disqus integration in website.. what is wrong? [closed]

I try to embed a disqus forum in a website I created. I used the exact code and instructions they give on the installation instructions. I just don't get it. Not much on Google either. Is something ...
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Should i redirect to rename URI?

Lets take this site, the path is /questions/Question-ID/title If a user writes the below it still works. On my site I was wondering if i should redirect the to the new url or let it be? what error ...
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Any suggestion on MySQL services?

I would like to separate my production server into 2, one for running code, the other one is for DB, which is MySQL. Is there any suggestion if I would like to subscribe a MySQL service? I have few ...

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