How Does A Changed Nofollow to Dofollow Link Affect SEO?

I have been having this thought pondering on my mind so I decided to ask the community. The question is: A link that was already rel=nofollow and then crawled by Google, and later changes to dofollow or have the rel=nofollow removed, how does this affect Google’s ranking?:

  1. Does it possess the same power as having the dofollow originally?
  2. Does Google sees this as trying to manipulate and not favor it?
  3. Does it possess power but not up to when it is given originally?

Remote host identification has changed – How do I know if it’s an attack or not?

When connecting using SSH to a shared hosting provider I’m regularly using, I got this message today:

WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY! Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)! It is also possible that the RSA host key has just been changed. The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host []:2222 is 2b:6b:ec:d3:c0:fe:fb:40:11:fe:4b:73:03:17:6b:89. Please contact your system administrator. Add correct host key in C:\Users\Example.ssh\known_hosts to get rid of this message. Do you want to delete the old key and insert the new key?

I clicked “No”, because I have no idea if it’s a legitimate change or an actual attack.

How would I find out? The hosting provider is using CPanel, if it helps.

What changed in Burning Wheel between Gold and Revised editions?

What rules changes are there between the Burning Wheel Gold and Revised editions?

The best answer would be an overview that would give a player familiar with Burning Wheel Revised a good sense of where the changes lie and their general nature and intent. I’m not looking for an exhaustive account of the way the rules differ. To put it differently: What are the advantages of playing Gold over Revised?

VPN system tray icon has changed

I have a question on my vpn.

My VPN has always connected without incident however previously the system tray would always show a Ethernet icon when connected through the vpn


However for the past month it has switched to a wireless icon and not once changed back to ethernet icon. wirelessicon

I am not very tech savy but I just wanted to know why this is happening and if I need to check anything with my connection.

I have heard it might be related to microsofts Network Awareness, NCSI functionality Though i cannot confirm that. If it is the case I am hoping to understand why it switched over and its stayed with the wireless symbol for a month.

Reload part of checkout on changed shipping method

So I added the following action to add extra content about ‘local pickup’ to the checkout page.

add_action( 'woocommerce_review_order_before_payment', 'my_custom_action', 20 ); 

When I change the shipping method I want to ‘reload’ the action to hide/show the content in case the shipping method is local pickup.

I’m not an expert on hooks or wordpress ajax… can’t figure this thing out

Changed URL for a page that was indexed by Googlebot. Will redirect 301 from the old URL to the new one. But what to do with my Sitemap?

I’m planning to change a url for one of my site’s page.




The fact is that Google has already indexed the old url:

And from these DOC’s, we see that to avoid lose page ranking we should respond with a 301 - Moved permanently from the old URL pointing to the new URL.

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I get that I should redirect (301) from the old URL to the new one. So when Google re-crawls, it will see that change. But what should be on my Sitemap? The old URL or the new one? Or both?

I tend to think that it would be best to keep only the new url on my Sitemap. But what if Google crawls the new URL before it sees the redirect from the old one? Wouldn’t the new page URL start off as a new page (from Google’s index perspective) with zero ranking points? How does Googlebot handles that? What is the recommended practice?

Changed DNS and site broke [closed]

Yesterday, I was adding some DNS records to connect Mailchimp, when I tried to add one of the necessarily CNAME records, it said it already existed, so I couldn’t add another one. Then I deleted one of the CNAME records, so I could add it but my site got really slow after that. I tried reading it but it didn’t work. Today it can’t even connect. The CNAME record was (Not entirely sure) like this:   -  14400 - IN - CNAME  - 

I think it has something to do with the deletion, I checked my host, Hostgator, and the server wasn’t down so my site should work.

Btw, Mailchimp can’t verify my domain although I’ve added the A and CNAME records, maybe someone knows why?

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Is it possible to prove the content of a file hasn’t changed since certain date?

Today I make an archive file. Later I might want to send the archive file to somebody else, but when I send it, I want to be able to prove to the other person that I haven’t changed anything in it after today. Knowing that computer- and serverdates may be spoofed, can I do anything myself to assure this? Like including something or anything.

I’ve been thinking about hashes, but that doesn’t seem to fix the content in time. Only when I would have it registered at a notary, but that would be a bit oversized solution :-). And including the headlines of todays news would only prove it’s NOT unaltered since yesterday.

Can this be done, or is there any objective reasoning why this would not be possible?