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How to Add Google Plus Authorship to a Shopify Site

Adding Google authorship to content is now an important step for many sites and content creators. Enabling your content to display its author gives your listings in the search engine results a potential increased CTR of over 20%. Including it on your site is relatively straight forward and platforms such as Wordpress make the process even easier with the brilliant SEO Yoast plugin. However, we found that adding G+ authorship to a Shopify site was slightly more difficult. We searched high a...
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Ultimate list of Google supported domains

Here some nifty list that some of you could find useful, especially if you are scraping google :) The below is the definite list (November 2013) of all google search engines sites by TLDs: google.com google.de google.at google.pl google.fr google.nl google.it google.com.tr google.es google.ch google.be google.gr google.com.br google.lu google.fi google.pt google.hu google.hr google.bg google.com.mx google.si google.sk google.ro google.ca google.co.uk google.cl google....
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How to enable mod_rewrite module in apache in xampp, wamp?

This is just a quick tutorial on how to enable how to mod_rewrite module in apache installed under windows environment. 1) Find the “httpd.conf” file under the “conf” folder inside the Apache’s installation folder. 2) Find the following line “#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so” in the “httpd.conf” file.You can do this easily by searching the keyword “mod_rewrite” from find menu. 3) Remove the “#” at t...
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.htaccess and 301 Redirects and rewrite - SEO secrets to indexation

What is 301 redirect? 301 redirect is the best method to preserve your current search engine rankings when redirecting web pages or a web site. The code "301" is interpreted as "moved permanently". After the code, the URL of the missing or renamed page is noted, followed by a space, then followed by the new location or file name. You implement the 301 redirect by creating a .htaccess file.   What is a .htaccess file? When a visitor/spider requests a web page, your w...
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How to not index a page but follow links on that page.

<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> Is intended to direct the robot to not index the given page, and yet follow links on that page.  ...
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Google Supplemental Index how to check if your site is in there

If you want to view ONLY your supplemental results you can use this command : site:www.yoursite.com *** -sljktf Calculate Your Supplemental Index Ratio: To get your percentage of supplemental results you would divide your number of supplemental results by your total results count site:www.yoursite.com *** -sljktf site:www.yoursite.com  ...
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IE6 and IE7 hack for max-width CSS property

IE does not recognize the max-width CSS property. This piece of code will fix it for IE6 and IE7. This code snip will make the maximum width for the html object 900 pixels. .cssClass { width:expression(document.body.clientWidth > 900? "900px": "auto" ); }  ...
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In the xammp or xampplite directory, there is a utility named "xampp-portcheck.exe" - running it will tell you if port 80 is "free", or if it is not it may show "SYSTEM" for example. If this test does not show port 80 is "free" proceed with the settings below. When installing wampserver the port 80 test determined that Skype might be using it. Solution: You can make it work if you change your skype's port. open skype... tools, options, connection . ...
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