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Forum: What is on Your Mind? 07-29-2019
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Yes, working on the new "similar thread" HTML...
Yes, working on the new "similar thread" HTML code this weekend I was reading a lot of posts from over 10 and even 15 years ago.

There has been such a wealth of posts here.

If everyone who we...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 07-28-2019
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Always focused on the forum users, especially new...
Always focused on the forum users, especially new users, and improving services for our users (meaning those who come here to get answers to their questions); my code changes has resulted in an...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-24-2019
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24 June 2019: #1 on Bing, #9 on Google (for the...
24 June 2019: #1 on Bing, #9 on Google (for the unix keyword)

https://www.unix.com/members/1-albums177-picture1217.png
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-16-2019
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Looks like we have mostly recovered from the...
Looks like we have mostly recovered from the "getting crushed" situation, which I started working to remediate around a month ago:

https://www.unix.com/members/1-albums177-picture1215.png

Note:...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-07-2019
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On a similar note (just released today on...
On a similar note (just released today on Research Gate):

A Review of Human Cyber Situation Awareness in Defensive Operations...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-06-2019
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Posted By Neo
ROTFL.... AI basically sucks. That's...
ROTFL....

AI basically sucks.

That's the most technical terms I can think of based on my experience with all these high tech companies. LOL.

It' really "human engineered stupidity".
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 06-05-2019
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Posted By Neo
Working on all the "soft 404" errors seem to be...
Working on all the "soft 404" errors seem to be working.

Today:

Currently Active Users: 4168 (3 members and 4145 guests and 20 Spiders)

Edit: Or maybe not really... seeing a lot of abnormal...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-27-2019
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Well, at least we are number one on Bing for the...
Well, at least we are number one on Bing for the "unix" keyword, but only back up to number 8 - 10 on Google (currently #8 or #9 for Google US)
...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-22-2019
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Well, it been around two weeks and in many...
Well, it been around two weeks and in many geographic areas, for example the USA, a Google search for keyword "unix' has our site back on the first page.

Google Search Console shows the traffic...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-17-2019
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Posted By Neo
Update: Google Search Console shows downward...
Update:

Google Search Console shows downward trend has reversed and traffic is on the increase again.

Whew! That was a lot of work! But it seems to be working.

I will do a video on this...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-11-2019
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Posted By Neo
Also, one of the best ways for any site to have a...
Also, one of the best ways for any site to have a better search engine ranking is to have many quality backlinks.

I have looked at the web pages of many of the members who have many posts at...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-11-2019
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Well, the many people I have discussed this with...
Well, the many people I have discussed this with all seem to agree that Google is penalizing forums in one way or another, in their algorithm changes.

I serious doubt Google's algo development...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-10-2019
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Posted By Neo
Today I spoke with a consultant who went over...
Today I spoke with a consultant who went over unix.com in the Google Search Console and he concurred all is looking good (and the soft 404 errors seemed to be well on their way to being fixed) and...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-10-2019
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Posted By Neo
Also, I found another problem today where a...
Also, I found another problem today where a domain in Brazil was using our IP address and duplicating our content.

So, today I created an Apache2 fix for this problem.

Maybe fixing this...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-10-2019
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Posted By Neo
Update: I think I have "fixed" most of the...
Update:

I think I have "fixed" most of the "soft 404" errors in Google Search Console by modifying the code and content. The revalidation is slow going, but so far the "soft 404 errors have...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-08-2019
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Posted By Neo
This issue is only with Google search. I don't...
This issue is only with Google search. I don't see the issue in Bing.

Anyway, as you can imagine, I do not have time to look at every search engine (duck, ask, baidu, etc) ; I only pay attention...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-08-2019
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Posted By Neo
As a quick upgrade to "similar threads", I just...
As a quick upgrade to "similar threads", I just added "thread preview" with the "forum title" in the similar thread code.

It looks much better and I am sure it will help out with SEO a bit.
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-08-2019
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Posted By Neo
Check this out! Here I query the forum DB...
Check this out!

Here I query the forum DB and quickly check the title in each thread for the word "error" ... this alone is around 12,000 pages Google will probably reject in their index because...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-08-2019
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Posted By Neo
Also, here is an example of how broken Google's...
Also, here is an example of how broken Google's algorithm is now.

This thread:

https://www.unix.com/unix-for-dummies-questions-and-answers/139931-executing-function.html

Before that thread...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-08-2019
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Posted By Neo
I think when a user asks a "short question",...
I think when a user asks a "short question", there is no problem if they get a "long reply".

One idea I had was to write some PHP code that would add a block with a "Fun UNIX Fact" or "Fun Linux...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-08-2019
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Posted By Neo
Also, note this additional "ding" from a Google...
Also, note this additional "ding" from a Google bug (https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6211453#general):

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6211453#general first mentioned...
Forum: What is on Your Mind? 05-08-2019
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Posted By Neo
UNIX.com is getting crushed in google search these days
For over a decade, unix.com has been in the top tier for search referrals. The keyword "unix" used to rank #4, and when it was down, it was #9. At times, we were close to #2 on Google for the...
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