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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make a text website hostile only to machine-learning models while maintaining smooth experience for humans?

We want to maximize accessibility to people and spider bots, while introducing as many barriers to large language models. it is crucial for it to be easily accessible by people (without having to ...
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Would ordering multiple IP addresses increase my adsense income?

Google analyzes content, not IP addresses. I have several clients on the same IP cause they're low income or for friends. No one gains and no one loses from that arrangement except I don't charge them ...
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Would ordering multiple IP addresses increase my adsense income?

I would forget this, because buying multiple IPs to hide the fact that you have multiple domains would not be enough. Be sure to use different Adsense IDs, Affiliate IDs, Contact emails and many more. ...
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Choose to enter "Old Site" or "New Site" upon arrival

As this can change per site, depending on how your site is build now, I can't give an exact answer. I can provide an example: // Check if your visitor has made a choice, if not, give them the choice: ...
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Folder architecture for a multilanguage website with multiple index.html files

Every folder can have an index.html file, this is the first file your webserver will tipically look if you do not specify another file in in URI. I have the same folder structure in my personal ...
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When merging website B into website A, is there and pros / cons to having two different designs?

This is domain cannibalism and it's a common SEO tactic. There's actually not a problem with the different design, so long as it's optimised. Run it through all the standard page tests, and bring it's ...
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What's the criteria for fixing the width of main content of a website?

You can do any of those. 1200px width would probably be the most you would go. There are a lot of frameworks that base their column/page width based on a pixel range (bootstrap - 980px) and that ...
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What's the criteria for fixing the width of main content of a website?

My recommendation is to base the width on the screen sizes of your visitors. If more of your visitors use screens that are under 1200px wide, go with 980px wide. Even if you have a responsive design, ...
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How do I test my website on mobile devices

Here you go this is from Google it allows you to test your website across every possible device size and orientation http://g.co/design/resizer But you will need to host your website unfortunately ...
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How do I test my website on mobile devices

One of the most basic solution is to test that in your browser (chrome/ firefox). These browsers provide you option to set screen resolution and emulate any device. In Firefox you can bring up ...
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website occupying half the width on large monitors. is it bad?

To give better user experience your website should look great on all resolution , at least in most of the commonly used monitors your website should look great. For mobile, better have a minimalist ...
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