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    Bad tracker on SC's web pages

    I've noticed this a few times, but thought at first it was just my settings. At the bottom of (all?) the web pages on statcounter.com are two trackers which never load or display correctly, regardless of my settings (to be clear, I'm not talking about my web pages, but SC's). Sometimes, one of...
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    I have a bit of a Large problem

    Sounds more like they're just overly paranoid (like me!) But the 500 error makes me wonder if maybe that's a pre-Apache 2 thing.. I upgrading my server to A2 specifically because it had better support and integration with PHP and Perl, and fewer 500 ISE's. But it's been so long now, I often...
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    I have a bit of a Large problem

    Have you tried to set this in your .htaccess? You can try a line like this: php_flag register_globals Off That *should* work. If not, can you check to make sure your hosts server is set up properly? For the effects of your Apache upgrade.. Go to the Apache website, and review the...
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    Server problems today?

    I only see the StatCounter code on the one page, too. No where else. But I think the OP's issue is elsewhere.. I have the same problem at times: I log into my SC account on statcounter.com, and when I load a project and try to view that stats for the project, it just hangs there. Sometimes it...
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    Google adwords - are the biggest tool?

    Steven gave some very good tips and advice.. I think I'll summarize it though to simply "The number one marketing tool at your disposal.. Is your site itself!" ;-) I never got too much into this aspect of the web.. My investigations into SEO and all lead me to lots of dead-ends and...
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    Impressions Vs. Page Loads

    It sounds more like the advertiser doesn't know the "correct" terms to use, regardless of context.. ;-) I would think what the advertiser really wants to know, is if they advertise on this person's site, how many times per day, on average, will their ad be shown to visitors? That is where it can...
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    Blocking IP addresses

    Like Car Guy said, it is difficult to do--Even if your hosting plan allows you to set up access restrictions, blocking a single IP--or even range of IPs--is not very effective on the web. For example, I have a list of open/public/anonymizing proxies, and a FireFox extension that with the simple...
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    I have a bit of a Large problem

    Sorry to hear you had trouble, and glad you got it fixed! Hosting packages, and the terms and what's included or not, are often the most confusing aspects of setting up a website. If your site is listed as a "managed" host, then it is their responsibility to keep the servers updated and...
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    Happy Birthday Chrissoc

    A belated happy birthday, Christina! I could say all the standard things: You're not a year older, just a year wiser; Like a fine wine, aged to perfection; etc. Things to make you feel better about your age, as if it was something to be ashamed of. Instead, I say take pride in your age--It's...
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    Weird request to blitz a forum I started

    There really is nothing you can do. Google won't give your friend's page a high rank merely because you mentioned it on some forum.. Else all someone would have to do is post their page to several forums and get high ranks! (Which is what some spammers try to do, anyhow.. Notice it never works...
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    Screen capture program

    If you just want to capture a webpage, there is an extension in FireFox to "Save page as image..." (I don't recall the extension name). I think it also has a version for MSIE, as well. Capturing other apps is more difficult, and limited. Remember, when an app renders it's window, there is no...
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    image search keyword analysis

    Exactly.. What those sites are probably doing is dedicating a page to each image. Much like when you click a thumbnail to view a larger version of an image, only you link to a HTML that shows only the larger image, instead of linking directly to the image itself. That page then would display the...
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    Tracking broken links...

    And that is what I am saying, but probably being too brief, lol.. StatCounter is great, but it does have some limits (not SC's fault, it's imposed by the protocol design). If you have access to modify and create your own 404's, you should also have the ability to log and track additional info...
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    Why does the same search term appear again and again with the same ip address?

    In general, yes (there are exceptions), page reloads/refreshes look the exact same as the original page load--This is mainly so queries that generate dynamic content get the same results as the original request, instead of continuously different results. They are more common with add-ons, like...
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    Balloons over Texas Today!

    Nobody said anything about a 5000 terabit link or cray supercomputer. A S/390 on an OC-256 uplink would be sufficient.. ::grin:: TB
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