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Did you ever revamp a site? If so, possibly you suffer from an often overlooked search engine penalty: redirect chains deindex or at least downrank your stuff. Do a sanity check now!
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from g1smd 2561 Days ago #
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Redirection chains are a curse on any site.  I always recommend doing a full "URL audit"; a complete audit of what URLs your site exposes to the search engines and which HTTP Status Code and/or content is returned for each one.Using Xenu Linksleuth can get you a good overview for a site, and some detail can be filled in by using the Live HTTP headers extension for Mozilla too. You can find some serious design flaws and holes in most systems very quickly.  

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from fantomaster 2561 Days ago #
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Excellent piece, thanks for that!

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from g1smd 2561 Days ago #
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Why can’t I sphinn this one twice?  Whatever,  it’ll be front page within two hours of the initial posting, anyway, methinks.I really hope people take time to read it all and make sure they avoid those dumb mistakes on all of their sites.The Apache forum over at WebmasterWorld covers this coding stuff many times every day.     

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from Sebastian 2561 Days ago #
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Thanks guys. :)Technical SEO is that exciting ... 

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from HamletBatista 2560 Days ago #
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Sebastian - Good job. I like the way you present the technical topics. Maybe I should learn a trick or two from you. ;-) 

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from Sebastian 2560 Days ago #
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Heh. Hamlet, there’s no trick. Doing Webmaster support and Web developer training for years taught me how to present those topics. Unfortunately, I can still (unintentionally) manage to get the audience sick on me. :(

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from JohnWeb 2560 Days ago #
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Sebastian, you are a Sphinn rockstar, or Sphinnstar I like to say.

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from seobrien 2560 Days ago #
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Important piece, well said

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from Sebastian 2560 Days ago #
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Thanks for the compliment, but I don’t deserve such a title.

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from SexySEO 2560 Days ago #
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Maybe "Sexy" title? ;)

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from kimber 2560 Days ago #
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i’ve read quite a bit about redirects but this was by far the easiest to read and understand. thanks for making redirects sound interesting!

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from JohnWeb 2559 Days ago #
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84% = Sphinnstar! http://sphinn.com/network.php?sortby=2

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from Sebastian 2559 Days ago #
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I don’t believe in stats, look at this fake:http://sphinn.com/network.php?sortby=5 Seriously, this ratio is a result of my workload (or call it laziness). It seems I’m always too late, can’t sphinn stuff before another sphinner covers it. Also, I discover most interesting stuff at Sphinn or SU, and all stumbled stories are sphunn already.   

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