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Purpose of hidden text in website

Text/content is usually hidden for one of two reasons: That content should not be displayed until a certain event occurs (i.e. a user performs an action like clicking on a link or pressing a button). ...
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What are the minimum content and traffic requirements for Google AdSense?

Google requires that sites be up and running with a representative sample of content before they are approved for Google AdSense. At least 30 pages of content (for example 30 blog posts) with ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

As a rule, what makes sense for semantic markup and accessibility usually also makes sense for SEO, and you should certainly not damage usability or code quality for the sake of any SEO that Google ...
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What are the safe web fonts and is there anyway around this problem?

You can literality use any font you choose regardless whether or not they have the font installed on their OS. This is done by using CSS @font-face which informs the users browser to download the font ...
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Best practice for index.html content for a domain with no website

You have a couple options, each with its own implication / visibility. As you mentioned, have a blank or simple logo html file. Note you can have this return either a 200, or as a customized 404 page,...
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Purpose of hidden text in website

It is quite a dynamic, responsive design. They use is-visuallyhidden on many of elements which need to be shown/hidden at various times, and then use the css or javascript to toggle between the two ...
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Which fonts are the most common ones across different devices?

This is a subject that could end up on discussions, but I'd say; considering the widespread use of Windows, the agreements that Apple has with Microsoft, the early versions distributed from Microsoft ...
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Is the same theme on multiple sites considered duplicate content?

No. Even though the layout is exactly the same across all pages, that accounts for a small percent of the entire source code of any page. If you have tons of unique content per page, then the layout ...
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How to create a custom sitemap file without sitemap generator?

Create a new document file like file.txt (In most OS you can do that by clicking on right button) and edit the extension from file.txt to file.xml or sitemap.xml, whatever you want. Add your all URL's ...
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Google Analytics is showing no visitors to website after website has been redesigned

The common issue of this error is that is we forgot to attach the google analytics id again or there is mistake in google analytics tracking code. It has happened to me quite often carefully analyzing ...
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SEO impact of using one image for several different posts on my site

Using the same image in several places isn't necessarily bad. I think it can actually be good UX if you use it for a recurring type of post. That way, your users will easily recognize this type of ...
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Wordpress easiest install?

WordPress is free open source software that can be downloaded here. There installation guide is here.
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What do you call the dots that show the number of images on the home page of a site and let you switch between them?

A set of images on a home page that rotate, or allow the user to page between them is called a "carousel". The dots are called "carousel-indicators". Any time that I'm asked about carousels on web ...
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After fixing problems with duplicate content, will my search engine rankings return?

The drop in visibility in search is almost certainly unrelated to the parallel website. Almost all websites have content hosted on multiple URLs within the same website. That's something which ...
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Are there any industry standards for referring to specific aspects of a web page?

I don't know of any standards or "official" names, but what you can do is to use a UI glossary. Try for example: http://ui-patterns.com/patterns http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/...
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How can I customize the Apache licence for my template design?

Can I delete that CSS comment? No, it's not just a comment, it's a license and attribution notice for the original creator. Even though you modified the original code, as I covered in my answer ...
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How does an adsense bot determine the "Above the fold" space on mobile and desktop sites?

I think we should start from these facts: This algorithmic change noticeably affects less than 1% of searches globally. ... On a typical website, it can take several weeks for Googlebot to ...
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Intellectual property used without permission

Tackling it directly and amicably hasn't been effective so tackling it through their webhosting company using the legal process is likely to bring a very swift response and strongly discourage them ...
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Steps on how to make a website? I learned HTML and CSS, what now?

You have not finished learning. After ten years I still learn on a daily basis (which I love!). But, there's a point which could be considered "enough knowledge to proceed", I assume you mean that. ...
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Is the same theme on multiple sites considered duplicate content?

The first thing you have to know is that Google uses your HTML DOM (document object model) to determine where content begins and ends. It can do this fairly well with one page, but uses more than one ...
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Can the subdirectories on a server have their own default pages?

It is very easy to configure a server to hide file extensions by default. On an Apache server for example, it can be done like this: SOURCE RewriteEngine On # Unless directory, remove trailing ...
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My website keywords are not indexing. What should i do?

Don't just depend on specifying keywords to make it work. Google indexing is much more intelligent than it was years ago when simply specifying the keywords was enough. Google will now detect and ...
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Disabling highlighted search box

Without seeing your code it is hard to give you an exact answer, but it will be something like textarea:focus, input:focus{ outline: none; } But this covers your entire site, so you might want to be ...
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How to auto update pages on website with similar layout

I am assuming you got simple static HTML files. Convert all HTML files into PHP files. Identify common content in header and footer and put into separate php files like: top-header.php footer.php ...
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How does a website recognize a smart phone?

In general there are two possibilities: recognizing of the display width recognizing of device Media queries In the first case it works like measuring of current display width (or other parameters, ...
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Google Analytics is showing no visitors to website after website has been redesigned

Check the backend of your website and see if there's a tracking code for Google Analytics in it. Aside from that, you can also check the real-time traffic in your site. If it's not fetched while you ...
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Would it introduce lag and bad user experience to host a website with two hosting companies?

There are a couple of ways to accomplish this, and the level of complexity required varies a bit: Option 1 - Serve on multiple subdomains If the client is happy to have two subdomains for the two ...
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Should I automatically delete accounts if they have not verified their email address?

To add to Stephen's comment, it's unlikely that absolutely nothing goes into any database at the point of unverified account creation. Therefore, the question is what you want to do with the ...
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Is there a single set of Media queries for all the devices?

You can use portrait and landscape which will detect if the resolution is longer in width or longer in height, but generally its best to use a set of media queries to break down the most common type ...
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What is the difference between Flat Style design and a Metro UI?

No, there’s no difference. Microsoft had to change the name because “Metro” is a registered brand name of the Metro AG.
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