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How do I go about finding a good copy writer?

Darn it Jim, I'm a developer, not a writer! Great copy is paramount to search engine rankings and making visitors feel good about whatever the website is offering. What is the best way to go about ...
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What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming (but not live) video?

What's required of a web server in order to offer up streaming video? Where would you start? Edit: Let's assume it is not real-time or live streaming, just canned videos.
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Designing for the IPad

I'd like for my website to be accessible (e.g., fully usable) through the IPad. What do I need to do?
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What are the basic things to do in order to make a web site iPhone-friendly or more mobile-accessible?

What are the basic things to do in order to make a web site iPhone-friendly or more mobile-accessible in general?
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Services to monitor and report if a web site goes down? [closed]

Are there any services that will monitor a web site and report if it goes down, or experiences unreasonable response time? Which are reputable and recommended? How does the service notify you when ...
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How important is a unique number in URLs for inclusion in Google News?

Various SEO consultancies have recommended that to get a site included in Google News, the URLs have to conform to a rather strict, and non-obvious format namely that they have to: Display a three-...
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Services to monitor if site is hacked and defaced? [closed]

Are there any services that will monitor a web site and report if it gets hacked and defaced? Which are reputable and recommended? How does the service notify you when your site is having problems?
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Why is it preferable to use paths with slashes instead of query-string variables in a web page URL?

Why is it preferable to use paths with slashes instead of query-string variables in a web page URL?
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What is new in HTML5/CSS3?

I've seen this site and this site, but that's a lot to digest. What are the main things about HTML5 that make it different/better than regular old (X)HTML/CSS?
Jason's user avatar
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6 answers
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What are some options for taking payments on my website?

If I wanted to take payments on my website, what options would be available to me?
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Should I use a domain name registrar's free DNS hosting, or host DNS servers with another company?

Should I use my domain name registrar's free DNS hosting service, or host DNS servers with another company? (or both?) What are some advantages to using a DNS hosting company separate from the domain ...
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What are the ways to get included in Google Alerts mails

There is a news website / blog - I'll call it the Site from now on. The site mention a keyword in one of its articles. I add a Google Alerts for the keyword, but I do not get any alert for the word ...
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2 answers
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If I need HTTPS / SSL encryption on my web site, does it matter who I get my certificate from?

If I need HTTPS / SSL encryption on my web site, does it matter who I get my certificate from? Are some SSL certificate vendors better than others? If so, why?
Chris W. Rea's user avatar
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74 votes
27 answers
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Way to list "Contact Us" email address on web site, yet reduce likelihood of spam?

What's a good way to list a "Contact Us" email address on a web site, while reducing the likelihood it will get spammed? Is putting the email address in an image the best technique, or are there ...
Chris W. Rea's user avatar
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48 votes
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How can I see what my web site looks like in various browsers?

How can I see what my web site looks like in various browsers? Short of actually having every different browser version installed, is there any tool or service that can provide a preview?
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Is there a better analytics package than Google Analytics? [closed]

I've used Google Analytics for a while now, and it's pretty good for a high level view. But when I want to dig into the numbers a bit more, everything gets kind of vague. I also don't like that it ...
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Should I use HTML5 and/or CSS3 to build my website?

The new HTML5/CSS3 (Web8!) stuff sounds cool! Should I start using it now or stick with css/xhtml wait until more browsers can use it?
Jason's user avatar
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What is PageRank and how do I get it?

I've heard Google's algorithm is based on PageRank, and that it has something to do with the links to your site. Can someone explain it, and more importantly, how I can increase my site's PageRank?
tghw's user avatar
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What can I do to reduce the file size of my images?

Working with some wordpress themes I've been modifying some of the image files and noticed that my edited versions are sometimes 3-4x larger than the original (saved using the same format). I don't ...
Ryan Elkins's user avatar
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9 answers
1k views

prototype.js or jQuery for new projects?

Should I use prototype.js or jQuery for a new project? Rails comes with prototype.js but jQuery seems the library of choice for the rest of the world. Is prototype.js still under active development? ...
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Who is a great domain registrar company? [closed]

I have used numerous domain registrars in the past, including Godaddy, 1&1, Host Monster, IX web Hosting, the list goes on. (not talking about hosting) I currently use GoDaddy, however, I'm not ...
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What's the best way to load Javascript into a page to optimize performance?

Is there a way to load my JavaScript into a page that will make it load faster?
Jason's user avatar
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6 votes
4 answers
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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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9 answers
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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 ...
Jason's user avatar
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293 votes
26 answers
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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?
9 votes
2 answers
590 views

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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1 answer
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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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2 answers
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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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5 answers
9k views

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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4 answers
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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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6 votes
2 answers
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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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1 answer
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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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7 votes
3 answers
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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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5 votes
2 answers
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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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1 answer
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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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7 answers
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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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4 answers
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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 ...
Travis Northcutt's user avatar
5 votes
6 answers
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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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