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osCommerce and duplicate content

If you’ve got an osCommerce store set up you are probably fighting a duplicate content problem with the search engines. The problem is that OSC has an almost limitless number of ways to view any one particular product page – 1 for each category that the product is in plus one without any category information. The cPath variable in the query string is the culprint.

Here’s how I got around it and my search engine traffic, as small as it is, has been growing.

5 things you may not know about PHP

PHP is one of the dominant web languages in use today. If you do any web design work you probably have at least a passing knowledge of PHP. Heck, even if you don’t do any web design you’ve probably noticed web pages ending in .php.

But here are 5 things you may not have known about PHP. If you’ve been working in PHP for a while you probably already know all these, but they’re still there to look at.