Meta Tag Question

I’ve been running my website ( I have a decent ahref ranking ,well better then most my competition. My URL rank is a 35 a ahref rank is a 44.

I was having a problem indexing on google. I though was because I had duplicate content. I had 25 error come up on my google webmaster tools. However I’ve corrected everything my error count has gone from a 25 to 19, i’m not sure why it is still comming up as an error since I have manually entered unique data for each product I am selling.

I also used H tags in all of my listings and added them to the home page. I even reindexed through google webmaster tools as well.

I am getting some traffic comming from google just not very much.

I’m wondering if my page has too much keyword stuffing? Let me know your thoughts. I’m indexing 1st page on all my my search terms in yahoo and bing though.

My main competitor using hundreds of backlinking linked domains?

Hi everyone!

Pretty new to the SEO world and have a quick question hopefully someone might be able to answer. Currently looking up my main competitor (for years who’s been ahead of me in the google rankings for a particular search term) using Open Site Explorer tools and have found out that while I have 26 or so linking domains to my site, my competitor has hundreds and hundreds of linking domains, and odd looking ones which have nothing at all to do with his business. Is this legal or proper? Seems by doing this he’s been at the top of the ranking with this search term and doing so improperly?

Thanks to everyone in advance

Rel=“next” and rel=“prev” on category pages and galleries

Hi there,

I am running an WordPress blog and i was looking a couple of days on the source code of the categories. From a SEO point of view would make sense to include into the header of the categories the rel=“next” and rel=“prev” tags ?

Same question would be for the image galleries . Should i add the rel=“next” and rel=“prev” tags on the image galleries ? So for example if i upload 10 images to a gallery, the user will check the post and see the gallery. It will click on an image and will redirected on the attachment page of that displays that image > from where he can click next to see the next image or prev for the previous image. Therefore should i add the rel=“next” and rel=“prev” tags here too ?

Many thanks

Rejoice Mac HipChat users!

With the New Year come new improvements to sweeten your HipChat experience. We’ve made some adjustments; we’ve tweaked some knobs and wrote some code. The team is hard at work to answer all of the questions, solve all of your quandaries, and make your geek dreams come true.

Many of you fine folks have brought up improvement topics in the blogs or reached out to us via social media – so we listened to you. We broke out the user manuals, poured some Jolt Cola and fixed some stuff.

So, what exactly did the brilliant minds up in the Atlassian labs come up with? They put on their thinking caps and concocted some rad improvements to make your lives way better:

  • We improved reconnection logic. No more drop offs when the network gets sketchy. You go out of the realm of connection; the network will automatically reconnect, and you won’t miss a beat. OH SNAP.
  • Closing a tab is no longer a thing. Go ahead, close a tab and your focused tabs won’t change.
  • Forget your password? No biggie. The forgotten password link points at the correct place. Thank you, HipChat Server.
  • API stuff: Blank images inserted no longer cause empty history for rooms.
  • When someone creates a new room, it’ll show up and is properly added to the app even whey you don’t invite someone.

There you have it, the first of many improvements for 2015. Strap in folks, we’re working on time travel next. We hope you brought your moon boots.


Download the latest Mac appFull release notes here.

Top 10 HipChat Highlights from 2014

2014 has been a massive year for HipChat. Thanks mostly to a rock star team and ever-growing amount of awesome customers, we exceeded a lot of the high expectations we had entering the year.

As we prepare for what will be an even bigger 2015, we wanted to take a moment and highlight some of the achievements that we’re especially proud of from the past year.

We give you the Top 10 moments of 2014:

10. New HipChat logo

Say goodbye to the ongoing argument of whose logo came first: HipChat vs. Apple. We wanted a fresh look, something identifiably ours.

The new HipChat logo is more in line with the look and feel of the Atlassian family and signals uniformity and consistency across all our products. We found exactly what we were looking for in this new logo. You should probably get a sticker for your car.

9. We met all of the people

HipChat was everywhere this year. From Web Summit, to TC Disrupt (SF, London), Atlassian Summit, Roadtrip, and even SXSW. If there were people talking about tech, we were there.

We met hundreds of customers, gave out tons of t-shirts, and learned what you guys want more of, and improvements we can make. Plan on seeing us in even more places in 2015. We have lots of t-shirts and stickers to give away!

Web Summit

8. Bots, bots, bots, bots…

At Atlassian Summit we launched Bot Lab, offering access to some of the bots we’ve been designing for our own HipChat rooms. We’ve got some ultra cool bots in the lab that can help your team automate some of its everyday tasks.

There’s a mailroom Bot, a Bot to find memes, and even a Bot to help you find the best beer around.  Eat your heart out, Jetsons.

Bot Lab

7. Improved integrations

Anyone using HipChat knows that it’s more than instant messaging. We want HipChat to be the hub of communication for your team. That means making it just as easy for your software tools and business applications to notify you, as the person sitting next to you.

Our integrations our core to the HipChat experience and we’ve made it easier than ever to connect HipChat to your other tools to get push notifications and updates automatically sent to rooms.

We’ve worked especially hard to make the integrations between our Atlassian products more seamless than ever. We updated the Bitbucket and Confluence integrations this past year, and promise more great things are on the near horizon, *cough JIRA, and Bamboo users cough.*

New web dashboard in HipChat for integrations

6. iOS 8 apps like a boss

When Apple debuted iOS 8 this year, we knew we had to take advantage. The new HipChat iOS 8 app is beautiful, responsive and faster than ever. It’s like the Mercedes of mobile chat.

A fresh new chat view makes it easy to read your messages.A new home screen makes it easy to find your conversations.

5. Fresh paint job for Mac

The update to the Mac client was a major undertaking and the results so far have been fantastic. As much as we revamped the look and feel, we really strived to improve the user experience. Emoticon autocomplete, unread message counts, and local time recognition were all things that customers asked for and we provided.

The new search features make it easy to share everything in HipChat, knowing it will be easy to find later.

The new HipChat for Mac 3.0

4. HipChat adds video, audio, and screen sharing

Easily the biggest product announcement for HipChat in 2014, we now offer audio, video, and screen sharing. This is huge.

We’re a one-stop-shop for keeping in touch with folks around the globe or around the block. You can now do everything within HipChat, so there’s no need for multiple applications; it’s all right here at your fingertips.

Video Chat

3. HipChat is totally free or super cheap, it’s your call

This year we made HipChat Basic totally, 100% free. No tricks, no gimmicks. Free.

Want all the bells and whistles like video chat and audio options? HipChat Plus is a whopping…. $2 a month. That’s less than the tacos you had for lunch.
We think every team on the planet should be using HipChat to communicate more efficiently, and now every single team can afford to.

2. Over three billion messages and counting

In 2013, we passed a billion messages sent. In 2014, we doubled that number and then some.
Over three billion messages have been sent using HipChat. That’s a lot of people talking, sharing information and staying connected, from all over the globe. 2015’s goal? Many more billions, so keep chatting away!


1. New offices, new people, great times

HipChat is growing. Fast. Our new office in Austin is becoming one of the coolest places to work in the city, and well, really anywhere. New developers, UX designers, writers, community managers, all kinds of great people are coming together to help take HipChat to the next level. It’s an exciting time to be here. If you’re a user, you should get pumped, cause we totally are. Big things are happening.

HipChat Team

Thanks everyone for making this such a special year, and stay tuned. 2015 is going to big. Happy New Year!

Predications and Ideas for 2015?

I’ve read a bunch of "seo predictions" blog posts for 2015 and a lot of similar stuff as what you hear every year when you read thoughts…curious what everyone thinks about what will be going on with SEO in 2015….

Will google get after infographic tactics in the same way they did with article submissions, etc?
Will Matt Cutts hang his hat for good?

..Will it all just be a little bit of history repeating?