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What do I ask to determine competence and integrity of the individual? You should ask for past work experience, examples of his/her work, and maybe education. Don't be too intrusive, or he may raise his prices. Is there a chart of reasonable costs? This depends entirely what is being done. Just some examples: Digital Designs [prices] MAGIA Internet Studio [...


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I think the best way would be to integrate the shop in the current site (therefor under the same domain). SEO: One domain for both would strengthen that domain (all links lead to this domain, so they are not splitted between info site domain and shop site domain). Usability: Visitors could switch seamlessly between info pages about the company and the shop,...


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While Imgur is an image hosting service, their service is intended for the images to be commented upon, rated and shared within that site by members of their community. Their TOS (under "Stuff not to do") does state "don't upload .. advertising (and) solicitations". Even if your e-commerce site doesn't sell products or services, the TOS also specifically ...


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Yes, fake accounts are bad for your site. They could significantly hurt your site's reputation. When they register, your site probably sends an email to a bad address or an address that belongs to someone that didn't register on your site. That makes you look like a possible spammer. They could use the accounts to degrade performance on your site (this is ...


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When an online account's password is compromised, the hackers will sometimes sign the victim up for accounts on a ton of other online services. They hope that their actual nefarious activities are lost in the flood of confirmation emails. Mailchimp says this on the subject: Sometimes, when an abuser attempts to takeover an account, they'll sign their target ...


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Here is a very relvant article about a survey conducted asking users about trust in trustmarks. They presented users with a variety of trust marks and they asked which one they trust most: Based on that and on other survey questions, they conclude: Trustmarks do matter. Only a handful are instantly recognizable. If your trustmarks aren't ...


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I tried to make the below as general as possible for the individual looking for a small website or someone looking to undertake a large web project. It is meant for someone who knows little to nothing about web development. Questions to ask and think about First ask yourself what are your needs? Then does the person/company fill your needs? Is the person ...


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It certainly used to be possible, indeed Stack Exchange themselves use Imgur for hosting all user uploaded images: New Image Upload Support And some more recent comments on why they are still using Imgur over Amazon S3. Note though that you will need a Pro account with them to ensure that your images persist. However, this isn't really a CDN in the ...


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Here is an article that has the same answer I would give: H3, H4, H5, and H6 tags are not useful for SEO. They do however show how heading should be used on a category page and do recommend putting each product name into an H2: Category page: H1: Category title. H2: Titles of products listed. H3: In most cases nothing. H4: In most cases ...


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There seems to be a few things to consider. The first thing to know is that search engines do not match keywords as the SEO community would like you to believe. Instead, various forms of linguistic semantic analysis is conducted against the content. Here is more of how that works. Please stick with me, it will all make sense in the end. When a web page is ...


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This is directly from Amazon Associates, the short answer is no you cannot track Amazon sales as conversions in Google Analytics. The Amazon Associates reports will only reflect clicks that result in a session being created. This means the customer must click though your Associates link and the Amazon.com site must load. Many third party tracking ...


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It looks like they clarified their TOS to specifically shield them from being used as a CDN (emphasis mine): Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network. If you do – and we will be the judge – or if you do ...


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They use cookies to identify the user, and will link this to their database in order to know what is in their cart. This can be demonstrated by how having items in your cart will not transfer between different browsers (which do not share cookies), and also how if you clear your cookies (specifically one they set called session_id), then your basket will be ...


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No. You cannot. Copyright and trademark law applies no matter what you are using it for or for whom. But just ask for permission. This removes all ambiguity. Promoting their product that you are selling is in their best interests, too, so marketing may help you. That said, some companies still want to protect how their product is presented and may not want ...


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Here are the pros and cons: Pros Easier for the user - no additional password to remember Cons Even if you offer a selection of logins there may be people who don't have one of those (or are suspicious of using them - e.g. if they use their Facebook login can you see their friends?) and so you have to offer a registration/login mechanism anyway, or else ...


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People who visit your site by and large care not at all what technologies you use to build it. They are blissfully unaware of that, and part of your job is to make sure they remain so.


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You can create a product with options in PayPal which is easy to use and setup. You just copy and paste their code onto your website and visitors can select the product and colours and add it to their cart. I would go with PayPal over Google Checkout she'll get many more orders with PayPal since more people use it. http://www.mals-e.com/ is another free ...


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You can't just take content from another site without permission, even if the content is user-generated. You will first need to check the terms and conditions of the site to see how user-submitted reviews are treated. I imagine there are two common cases: Submitted reviews become property of the site (in the same way that if you wrote an article for a ...


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The reason to use the rel=canonical shouldn't be the term users use to get to the site, but the content. If each page has different content and/or different reason to exist, like index and content, then there is no need for canonical, even more, it's use would be incorrect, semantically speaking. What you should do, for instance, is improve the product ...


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Usually Organization represents a company itself (school, NGO, corporation, club, etc.) whereas a Brand represents a product or service. In many cases these may be the same, e.g. Adidas; but not always, e.g. Tylenol, a brand sold by the organization/company Johnson & Johnson. So, which you should use depends on what you're writing about. If you are ...


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The difference might become clearer for cases where the organization name is not identical to the brand name. For example, consider the company Lenovo (Organization) which owns the brand ThinkPad (Brand). A specific ThinkPad product (Product) manufactured by Lenovo could be marked up like this: <article vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Product"> ...


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There can be more than one path here, and it depends on a couple of factors: Do you want all the images to be competitive in image search, or are you okay with only your main product image being competitive? Are those zoomed-in images crucial for individuals with accessibility challenges, or is it okay if screen readers and other such technologies skip over ...


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A quick answer is: No, it does not hurt you (see answers like this: Does Google still recommend 100 links or fewer per page? ). Some sites with huge dropdown navs outsource the navigation to javascript and an external library, to keep the main HTML page smaller (and probably, but not necessarily the links from being recognized by the Google bot), but your's ...


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There isn't a single answer, really. You need to consider your needs and goals. But MailChimp published a contra post on their blog just the other day that you might find interesting. They're not specifically an e-commerce site, but some of the considerations are relevant, particularly: Security [or part of it] is put in someone else's hands Confusion over ...


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Those pages are usually not available to search engines because they require a user to actively add items to a cart and then provide information to continue along the purchasing process. Search engines will not complete that process and as a result should never be able to reach those pages. If your site is built well, anyone with an empty cart should never ...


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If the page has been deleted then the correct response would be to return a 404/410 status. (and perhaps on a friendly error page, link to similar products) Returning a code other than 404 or 410 for a non-existent page (or redirecting users to another page, such as the homepage, instead of returning a 404) can be problematic. Such pages are called ...


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We figured out that this was an affiliate scam. Affiliates were getting commissions for orders, but the commission was not getting reversed for chargebacks.


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Much of what you will hear about SEO is parroted non-sense. I have heard advice concerning brand postal addresses parroted around quite a bit. I will try and make sense of it for you. Please forgive me if I cover things you already know. Today happens to be one of those days with a lot of interruptions so I may have missed something. Still, I think I got the ...


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From the YouTube terms of service: If you use the Embeddable Player on your website, you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion or functionality of the Embeddable Player, including but not limited to links back to the YouTube website. Using their embedded player as a page background would appear to violate the terms of service because: It ...


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The most generalized way you can use to see user behavior for filters is : ga('send', { hitType: 'event', eventCategory: 'Filters', eventAction: '{{FilterName}} Set', // FilterName : Color, Price , Size eventLabel: '{{FilterValue}}' // FilterValue : Yellow, $200, L }); Also if you are tracking product impressions for enhanced ecommerce, you can ...


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