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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 ...


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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 ...


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That is because Alexa does not know how much traffic your website gets. They depend on users with their toolbar visiting website to get an idea of how much traffic to website gets. So the lesser trafficked site is getting more Alexa toolbar visitors then the other site. That's why you shouldnt be paying any attention to Alexa.


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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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This is a problem because it potentially will cause duplicate content issues with Google. But you can just use canonical URLs to indicate the one URL you want to represent that page. That easily solves the problem.


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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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Ajax and JavaScript in general is not crawlable by search engines so using it to power your website would be very bad for SEO. Google does offer crawlable Ajax but this only works for Google and does not include any other search engine. Plus users with JavaScript turned off can't use your site. Since this is an ecommerce website you shouldn't want to be ...


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If you pointed the nameservers to BigCommerce then you need to create a subdomain in there (Tools- DNS records). If the blog you have is on dedicated IP then you are in luck: simply create the subdomain in BC, create an A record to point to the dedicated ip. If this doesn't work try with CNAME in Bc models.mystore.com CNAME s418783372.onlinehome.us Then ...


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Your idea was good add free and flat rate and then you will just need a little hack in your template: go to template/checkout/onepage/shipping_method/available.phtml and brake the for each as folow </dd> <?php //EGS to avoid other methods show up if freeshipping is in place ?> <?php if($code=="freeshipping"){ break; } ?> In the ...


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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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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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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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