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Top new questions this week:

How should websites handle hostname with trailing dot?

I read this question How can URLs have a dot . at the end, e.g. www.bla.de.? and realise that FQDN should contain a trailing . for the root label of the DNS tree: example.com. instead of example.com ...

domains url  
asked by user47113 6 votes
answered by dhaupin 1 vote

Does Googlebot support SPDY?

When SPDY is available for a site, does Googlebot use it? If so, sites which are SPDY enabled would appear faster to Googlebot.

googlebot spdy  
asked by DD. 5 votes
answered by John Mueller 5 votes

How should an expired content be handled?

Let's imagine this simplified case: An auction website has "auction detail" pages. A few weeks after the auction is over, the "auction detail" page is no more available. We are simply serving a ...

seo 301-redirect http-headers expires 410-gone  
asked by Toto 5 votes
answered by Stephen Ostermiller 1 vote

Is a different sitemap per language OK? How do I tell Google about them?

The website is very, very large and I have created: sitemap_fr.xml sitemap_en.xml sitemap_es.xml Is this solution OK? If so, do I have to insert a tag to inform Google about the different ...

seo sitemap xml  
asked by user47215 4 votes
answered by Andrew Lott 4 votes

Usage of special characters in the URL path instead of query-strings to allow relative linking in a web proxy

I've received complaints that the links that my software is generating aren't following the W3C URL-specification. http://www.w3.org/Addressing/URL/url-spec.txt The links generated looks like this: ...

url proxy query-string path  
asked by emilhem 3 votes
answered by Stephen Ostermiller 0 votes

How do search engine crawlers deal with imported HTML using link rel import tags?

Consider the HTML5 tag named link. Is this relevant to web-crawlers? <head> <link rel="import" href="/path/to/imports/stuff.html"> </head> Say there are images in this linked ...

html links html5 import  
asked by FlavorScape 3 votes
answered by bybe 3 votes

How to exclude traffic based on geographical location in Google Analytics

I see a lot of traffic coming from 1 city in a country on which my site is not even focused. I also know it's not a real user, so I want to exclude all traffic coming from that city in my reports, ...

google-analytics geolocation reporting  
asked by Flo 3 votes
answered by Stephen Ostermiller 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I add the copyright symbol to my webpage?

How do I add the copyright symbol to my webpage?

asked by smithjack 6 votes
answered by paulmorriss 15 votes

What is the Google Chrome equivalent to Firebug?

I'm looking for a tool that can: inspect HTML elements manage/debug JavaScript profile performance modify elements in real-time

development performance google-chrome profiling  
asked by Evan Plaice 21 votes
answered by Mark Hatton 23 votes

Can you answer these?

How to remove categories from Jekyll Kasper theme blog post URLs

I started using the beautiful Kasper theme for Jekyll. However my blog post URL contains the categories. I don't want it to have them there:. ...

url blog theme jekyll url-keywords  
asked by Jas 1 vote

Website Speed Index for SPA applications

I have a large SPA website, when measuring performance is there a standard metric to measure the time to transition between virtual pages? I know about speed index, but that only seems to cover ...

web-development performance  
asked by Rob White 1 vote

How to redirect a subdomain to the main domain at a different port with IIS

I am trying to set up as following control.domain.com to http://domain.com:8880/ Plesk is running on that port. Infact if I would like any website hosted on the server if accessed with "control.*" ...

redirects url-rewriting iis plesk windows  
asked by user2544596 1 vote
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