Category Archives: Coding

Working on a Test Site Running an API

So I’m currently running an experiment on a student job site called  Initially the site had only been a place where we had a few articles and then a search box that led off to another job board site.  We implemented a job board API, kept the articles, redesigned the site and relaunched. At first I saw some positive … Continue reading

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Using rel=”prev” and “next” and Canonical Tags for Pagination

I’ve been thinking a lot about pagination and how to navigate the rel=”next/prev” and canonical tags. I wrote a fairly detailed article about how I think rel=next, rel=prev and canonical tags should be implemented over on the Ironworks blog. I wanted to re-iterate some of the basic points that article attempts to address here in my own blog. Do not … Continue reading

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HTML5′s Semantic Markup and SEO

I believe it to be common knowledge that search engines would want to place a lower emphasis on links or content located in a repeating nav bar or especially a footer.  Greater emphasis is, and probably should be, placed on the more unique content and links found in the “body” of the page. Currently with HTML4, mark-up coders are working … Continue reading

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Mod_Rewrite for GoDaddy and WordPress

Back in 2008 I posted an article about getting mod_rewrite working on a GoDaddy account. I thought it’d be a good time to update that information with another example. This time we’re going to be looking at making some changes on a GoDaddy account with a WordPress installation. —————————————- Options +FollowSymLinks Options -MultiViews RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^DirectoryName/(.*)/(.*)/(.*) pagename.php?paramB=$2&paramC=$3paramA=$1 # BEGIN … Continue reading

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Skittles Sitelinks Update

Skittles has finally fixed their IE sitelinks problem. Now their homepage is the Wikipedia page. Wins the award for most annoying navigation evar! Makes Hulk want to smash rainbow!!!

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Skittles Fails The Sitelink Rainbow

Do a search for “skittles” in Google using IE. None of the sitelinks work. They all redirect in Firefox and Chrome. Discuss amongst yourselves. UPDATE: I did a little digging and it looks like their 404 page isn’t firing in IE. I used Tamper Data in FF and right after you click on one of the sitelinks it successfully launches … Continue reading

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GoDaddy .htaccess mod_rewrite is working!!!

Ok, so I know this is a little out of the blue but a recently acquired SEO client is using GoDaddy for their hosting. Their domain name is something to the effect of www.chicago(businesstype).com. I’ve only been optimizing the site for a couple of weeks and we’re already doing well for keyword phrases using “chicago.” However, the client wants to … Continue reading

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