Michael Hampton
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Does URL encoding create duplicate content?
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Your "SEO expert" might be a lying bastard, but this probably isn't the reason. He's absolutely right about this. This is a little known edge case in URL construction. RFC 3986 is the ...

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How do you mark a website you developed in order to show it as a proof of your work
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Ask your existing clients if they are willing to provide references or testimonials to prospective new clients. Some will be willing and some will not be. But it's powerful when an existing client not ...

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How to verify real people?
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How much code do you want to write? One possible way to do this is to have the musician log in to your site with the Facebook account that controls their Facebook page. You can then automatically ...

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My website's email is being marked as spam, how do I analyse a X-CNFS-Analysis email header?
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The header X-CNFS-Analysis is added to emails processed by Cloudmark Authority, an email filtering engine, and appliances which use this engine such as Cloudmark Security Platform. In newer versions, ...

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Google bots are severely affecting site performance
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It looks like you have a significant performance problem. Somehow I doubt that you want bots to not index your content, so I'm just not going to go there... Absolutely the first thing you should do ...

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Buying a domain name directly from the registry
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nic.io will not provide any registrar services for you, or any other services, aside from acquiring the domain name. As explained in the site you linked, if you gain the domain name through a ...

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How Can I Use An Email Address From A Domain To Register The Same Domain
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I would never have a domain registration using an email address in the same domain, either at registration, (which is impossible anyway) or later. The reason why is: Let's say you have a technical ...

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Can I detect the IP address and location of visitors to my web application who are behind a proxy?
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Proxies run by national governments and ISPs will generally pass the carrier grade NAT (or in some cases, global) IPv4 address in the X-Forwarded-For header. Some proxies, such as those used by some ...

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Mysterious visits to privileged URLs from anonymous user/bot
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Are you displaying ads on your site from Amobee (formerly known as Kontera)? The PTR record for this IP is nat.aws.kontera.com, suggesting that it is a crawler looking for your page's content in ...

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AdSense: Will Google ban me if I list "No ads" as a reason to sign up at my site?
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I doubt that you would be in any trouble for offering an ad-free site for users who subscribe or log in. This is fairly common. Deciding to not show ads at all is at your discretion. Google's AdSense ...

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Does the server type matter when purchasing an SSL certificate from Network Solutions for NodeJS?
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Node.js can handle certificates in multiple formats, but the most common and easiest to set up is the PEM format used by Apache, nginx, etc. It doesn't matter much what you request from NetSol, as ...

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How do you check on domain availability when it ends in ga.us, ny.us, or something else like that?
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State and locality domains within .us are not registered through the usual domain registration channels. These were delegated to various state and local government agencies through the process ...

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Does using HEX entities (&#xHH) in href attribute impact SEO?
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These URLs are valid only when present in an HTML document, and "some online SEO tools" are sort of incorrect to report this as a problem. What happens here is that you have used numeric ...

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Transfer .cn domain to another registrar
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.cn domain transfers generally work about the same as transfers of any other domain name. You obtain an authorization code from the old registrar, and have the domain unlocked. Then you provide the ...

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Is it correct to redirect useless "?" URLs to cleaner URLs
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Google recommends that you trim unnecessary query parameters from your URLs whenever possible. Overuse of query parameters can cause some of your content to not be indexed, or for you to suffer the ...

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Tactics for dealing with misbehaving robots
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As Gisle Hannemyr mentioned in a comment, the best way to do this is to require logins of all users, and do not provide the restricted content to anyone who isn't logged in. If you can't require ...

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Configuring my domains for best search engine results
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For search engine optimization purposes, you will want to pick one of your domains to be canonical, and use 301 (permanent) redirects on the others.

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SPF and ISP authentication
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Such emails are supposed to be sent directly from the user's email client to an SMTP server you control, on port 587 (submission) with user authentication (and STARTTLS). Port 25 is inappropriate for ...

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Is linking to primary sources or secondary sources better for SEO?
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It doesn't matter that much to your site if you link to a reasonably good quality blog versus the New York Times. But it may matter a lot to the blog you linked to! Google addressed your specific ...

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How can I de-share third level .name domain which would allow me to register the second level domain?
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Most common second-level names under .name cannot be registered at all. They are reserved by the registry. If you run a whois search on such a name, you'll get the following result (e.g. this query ...

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Hosting on Azure VM - how to handle A records?
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You need to get a Reserved IP address and assign it to your virtual machine. As far as I can tell, at the moment, setting this up requires you to use the Azure PowerShell cmdlets. I have never seen ...

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Can Internet Explorer use the AES crytographic algorithm for HTTPS?
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AES is supported in Schannel (the crypto library used by IE) in Windows Vista/2008 and later. It is not supported in XP/2003 (which, by the time you read this, nobody anywhere should be using, ...

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Using web.archive.org to recover website data
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I've successfully used warrick to recover lost web sites. It will not only use archive.org, but Google cache and several other sources to attempt to recover the data.

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Domain migration and duplicate content/index issue
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Search engines have no problem following a chain of 301 redirects, so I don't see why you can't just make all the changes at once. Some things you can do to speed up the canonicalization process are: ...

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Google Webmaster Tools is reporting crawl errors for URLs with "joomla" on a WordPress site
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We can see from your HTTP response headers that your request was handed off to PHP, and then to WordPress. The first place I would go looking for this, then, is your WordPress plugins and themes. If ...

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