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Searching Google Via the Firefox Address Bar

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Looking to change the default behavior of the Firefox address bar (i.e. when it conducts searches)? Right now, if you mistype a web address, it tried to find the website you were looking for, similar to Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” feature. The problem is, that’s not very useful for most people – as what are the odds it’s going to find it…

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How to Stop a Firefox Memory Leak

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Firefox is our browser of choice. It’s fast, stable, and developer friendly. It has tons of useful plugins and themes (skins) you can use to customize and make Firefox your own. The only problem is that amidst the excitement of adding all these cool plugins, you won’t realize the incredible amount of memory that Firefox will begin sucking from your system. The result? Slower loading web pages, a slower PC, slower everything. Fortunately, there’s a couple steps you can take to get Firefox back on the fast track…

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Domain Name With or Without Hyphens?

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Hyphens or no hyphens in your domain name? Technically hyphens are recognized as a separator (or space), so they should be used in instances where search engines may not correctly discriminate your keywords. But do they carry an additional advantage over non-hyphenated domain names when it comes to search? …

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Search Friendly Domain and File Redirects

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As part of our series on domain names, we’re going to discuss web site redirects, and why and how they should be implemented. Traditionally redirects are used to guide a user to the new location of an outdated page. However, they are also important on the domain level. To be precise, one of the first …

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Parking vs Redirect vs Addon Domains – Which is Best?

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Should I park, redirect, or use add-on domains? Parking is a function of a DNS (Domain Name Server) entry, where the DNS zone for both the parked and original domains resolves to the same document root (the same content). This is what makes Drupal multisite installations possible (many sites can access one document root, but have their own settings, themes, etc. files to make them unique)…

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