Bing is Investigating ForceRecrawl Issue in Webmaster Tools

For the past few weeks, many Web Developers that use Bing Webmaster Tools have been seeing strange 404 Not Found errors in the Crawl Details section of their BWT accounts.
ForceRecrawl 404 Listing in Bing Webmaster Tools
At the November 16th Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing meeting, I had a chance to speak with Duane Forrester, Bing’s Senior Product Manager of Webmaster Programs regarding the problem.

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List of Tablet and Smartphone Resolutions and Screen Sizes

List of Tablet and Smartphone ResolutionsAs the desire to style sites or applications for a particular device (or group of devices), there will be some aspects of those devices you’ll need to know in advance. Media Queries in CSS3 allow for the styling of specific devices based on attributes like screen resolution and orientation.

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SEO: Using CSS and Text-Indent or Images for Logos?

A quandary that Web Developers have long faced is the issue of using CSS with a background image and text indent, or simply use an image when it comes to SEO.

Using Images vs. CSS Background-Image and Ttext-Indent for Logos and SEO
When CSS started to gain popularity about a decade ago, many developers switched from using images to using CSS to apply a background image to their h1 heading tag and put the elements text out of view with CSS and the text-indent property.

But which one is correct?

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Using .htaccess to Create WordPress 301 Redirects

Creating a redirect on your WordPress site can seem a little intimidating if you aren’t familiar with Apache and Regular Expressions. It’s also important to add your redirects without breaking default WordPress functionality.

WordPress htaccess Redirect Rewrite Posts and Categories

Perhaps the most important aspect of redirecting your pages is maintaining your current Search Engine position, and to accomplish that you’re going to need to do do a 301 Redirect; 301 being the HTTP Status Code for “Moved Permanently”.

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Different CSS Stylesheets on Specific Pages in WordPress

If you have large site, or just prefer to split-up your CSS into separate stylesheets, you may have wondered how to do accomplish this in WordPress. Whether you’d like to use a different stylesheet on every single page and post, or just have a couple of instances where you’d like to specify different CSS files, it can be accomplished using custom fields and some simple PHP.

Using Custom Fields to Apply CSS Styles by Page or Post in WordPress

Follow this tutorial on using Custom Fields in WordPress to specify which stylesheets you’d like each post or page to use.

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Showing the http:// Prefix in the Firefox Address Bar

HTTP Prefix Missing in Firefox 7As of Firefox 7, Mozilla has disabled the http:// prefix from displaying by default. I personally found this to be annoying so I decided to change the setting back.

If you’re trying to change this setting, you’ve probably already noticed that it isn’t in the in the normal Firefox options menu. For this setting, you’ll have to navigate to about:config by typing that in your Firefox address bar just like you would do with a normal address.

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