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Accepting money on a website as payment: when do I move past PayPal?

I have a website I accept payments via PayPal. This works well, at what point does it make sense to change providers, given PayPal takes a higher percentage than some other services. What are the best ...
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Do meta keywords have any impact on ranking algorithms?

From what I have read, Google no longer uses meta keywords in it's ranking algorithm. Is it worth the effort to maintain meta keywords?
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What are some good resources for doing A/B testing of a website?

I know of Google Website Optimizer and have used it some, and it's pretty good. Are there better options? Any good blogs about A/B testing?
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What are the differences between Firefox's Javascript engine and Chrome's V8?

I've noticed that Chrome and Firefox take different amounts of time to render certain things. In general, Chrome has been faster. What should I know about both of them (and IE8/9, too, I guess) when ...
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What are the best ways to improve a site's position in Google?

What are the best ways to improve a site's position in the Google search results?
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How can I view all information from my facebook social plugins in one place?

I am using some Facebook social plugins on one of my websites that has hundreds of pages. I am wondering if there is a single location where I can view all Facebook plugin activity across my website. ...
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What sort of shared hosting can I run a JIRA installation on?

I purchased JIRA a few weeks ago to manage some projects and such and intended to put it on my shared web host. However, it requires a Tomcat server instead of Apache. It comes with a packaged Tomcat ...
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posts appearing in wordpress media library

when searching from the media library I am seeing posts and when clicking on them to edit the edit post window opens and not the media edit window. could anyone shed some light on this?
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How can I ensure that I receive a transferred domain name after sending the money to pay for it?

I am about to purchase a domain name for a bit of money. I do not personally know the person who I am purchasing the domain name from, we have only chatted via email. The proposed process for the ...
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Google Apps claims my domain is registered but when I try to access it claims it is not

we have registered one of our domains with Google Apps 2 years ago. However, we didn't even use it. Now if I try to access: http://google.com/a/mydomain.com What I see is: Server error Sorry, ...
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Getting on mediawiki spammers list?

I am setting up a test site which I WANT to get spammed by WIKI spammers, ie those spambots that run rampant on a wiki site filling it up with junk data... How do i get on one of those lists?
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Why insert static files (CSS, images, JavaScript, ECC) in a subdomain?

Why so many big and little sites inserts static files (CSS, images, JavaScript, ECC) in a subdomain like media.example.com or s2.static.example.com? What are the advantages? Why not just a directory ...
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“File does not exist” in apache error log

This is an example of an error in out log file: File does not exist: /var/www/website/female, referer: http://www.example.com/female/dresses/A-Dress-Black /female does not physically exist, because ...
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How to force browsers/ISPs to look for my new DNS?

I have changed the DNS for my domain. what code (or header) should I use in my old server to tell the visitor's browser or ISP that it should check for my new DNS and the current content is old? is ...
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How to Remove Extensions From, and Force the Trailing Slash at the End of URLs?

Example of current file structure: example.com/foo.php example.com/bar.html example.com/directory/ example.com/directory/foo.php example.com/directory/bar.html example.com/cgi-bin/directory/...
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URL strategy for multilingual website [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data? I was wondering what would be the best URL strategy for a multilingual website (for an Italy ...
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Adsense image ads only unit is displaying image and text ads

Adsense 'image ads only' unit displaying image and text ads on my website. I have double checked to make sure that the adsense unit format is set to 'image ads only'. Have anyone else has experienced ...
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Search engine optimization for text with different colors

We're trying to do SEO on our company website. Our company logo is just text (in image form), but has two colors in it. Our company name appears a lot in our website's text/copy. For example, the ...
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Why is Yslow telling me Use cookie-free domains on only one of my sites?

I have Four websites all hosted under the same account (all under public_html of a main domain). All but one give me an A for "use cookie-free domains" but one of them gives me an F. What should I be ...
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web analytics with path click analysis

trying to look for an web analytics service(preferably free) which gets the usual stuff, browser, hits, OS, etc. in addition, it needs be able to track user click paths, and some how be able to tie ...
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Browser privacy improvement implications for websites

On https://panopticlick.eff.org/ EFF let you test the number of uniquely identifying bits that the browser gives a website. Among these are HTTP header fields such as User-Agent, Accept, Accept-...
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SEO Tips and Tricks for web developers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I know most of the Users of Stackoverflow would have knowledge about Search Engine Optimization(SEO).. ...
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How to prevent “framing”?

My website keeps getting hijacked by searchportal.information it looks like they are using an iframe script to do it. here is the script (link doesn't work anymore): how do I prevent them from ...
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Where is trac.ini?

I have set up trac with Dreamhost One-Click Install. The doc says config is in trac.ini but I can't see any under trac dir. Where would it be? I have no conf dir, ONLY admin, db, htdocs, prefs, etc......
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Recovering a lost website with no backup?

Unfortunately, our hosting provider experienced 100% data loss, so I've lost all content for two hosted blog websites: http://blog.stackoverflow.com http://www.codinghorror.com (Yes, yes, I ...
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Do dedicated IP addresses improve SEO?

I've googled that and I've found many opinions on this subject, and I'm not sure, if, dedicated IP addresses actually really improve SEO? Is it that different from shared IP address (of 50-100 other ...
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Good analytics tools that can track visitor actions from a particular source?

Are there good tools that can track what actions a certain subset of visitors (i.e. from a particular source) do once they're on your site? As far as I know (which could be wrong), Google Analytics ...
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Should Marketing departments have basic HTML skills?

Working within an organisation as part of the in-house site development team, a lot of my team's throughput is driven by the colouring-in (marketing) department. It is their responsibility to provide ...
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International domains - best practices [closed]

I need to create a Russian website with a .ru domain extension. How would I go about this? What are some best practices for doing this?
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Updating a web app without any downtime

It's a PHP app. How can I minimize the downtime while updating the entire codebase?
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Host my own picture web site and have links for people to order photos through other services

I have too many pictures and I don't want to pay for storage with Picasa or a similar site as I have my own hosting space that I pay for already. Is there any way I can keep my own hosted pictures ...
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11answers
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SEO: Where do I start? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I am primarily a software developer however I tend to delve in some web development from time to time. I ...
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Providing fake info during domain registration - does it matter?

As you are all most likely aware already all domain registrars ask for your personal information. Such personal information includes: Forename and surname Address information Email address ...
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How are the sitemaps of big MediaWiki sites generated?

This question is related to my questions about things the filesystem of Wikipedia and generating sitemap for Wikipedia. It is more general. Problem: Suppose a site on MediaWiki with about 10,000 ...
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How Wide-Spread is Browser Support of .PNG Graphics

We are deploying a web application and I am considering replacing some of the JPEG graphics with PNG. Has the use of PNG-aware browsers passed 95%?
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How long does it take for Google Webmasters to index site after submiting sitemap? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my website in Google search results? I have submitted my website's sitemap to webmaster's tools. The status on the sitemap says OK and it shows that 12 URLs ...
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Can a website use multiple meta keyword tags?

Are these two equivalent? <meta name="keywords" content="first" /> <meta name="keywords" content="second, third" /> and <meta name="keywords" content="first, second, third" /> I ...
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How can I get Google to index my PDF documents?

We are having troubles getting Google to index the PDF files in our site. There are about 50 PDF and range in size for 20 KB to a little under two megs. They are not protected, can be read ...
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SEO International Websites usage of sub domains and ccTLD domains

Is it better to have separate country specific domains (which costs more money) or sub domains which define the country, for better SEO? e.g. example.com example.com.au example.co.uk vs example....
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Reclaim snatched domain name

I'm looking for options to get back a domain name that just expired and was re-registered by an unknown link farmer. Between extended holidays, bank and hosting provider's opening hours and me the ...
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Deciding on a revenue model for a web application

When building a commercial web application, what are the factors that go into the decision of a revenue model? How many users are necessary for an advertising-supported application? What demographic ...
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Is there any good authoritative source of information on SEO practices that is backed up by data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? Any google search for anything about SEO yields more articles than you can shake a stick at, but lot of ...
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Cheap ASP.NET Hosting - Mutiple Domains [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? Can anybody recommend some quality ASP.NET hosting providers that allow you to multiple domains without making you use a "...
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Are Meta Keywords Obsolete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are meta keywords worth the effort? Creating a website for a BraodBand Company, and not too sure whether or not to go ahead and fill in the meta keywords? Are they still ...
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Where to start Learning SEO techniques?

I know very little about Search engine optimization however from discussions with other I am now unsure where to start. Are there any books or do these date so quickly that they are obsolete? Do all ...

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