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Monday, May 12, 2008

Mobile social networking is hot

Today, Mobile social networking has become hot, and becoming hotter day by day :), as we know mobile Internet usage is being rapidly increasing. On the same mobile content providers should also grow parallel to bring mobile social networking a big success.

In Mobile social networking one and more people with same interest connects to one another using the mobile phones, we have some web-based social networking websites into mobile such as Myspace and Facebook.

Also there are some specialty based mobile social networkings websites like

NavXS - Exchange location based information

Ipling - Find and be found now!

Snapmylife - Instant Share and View photos

Flobbi - Bluetooth based social network, when your Flobbi user arrives his profile will flash on your mobile phone and you can go ahead to know the person

Next2Friends - Video Messaging

Lets watch how mobile social networking goes...

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Create Search Engine Friendly URLs using .htaccess

In this post, we will see how to use .htaccess to create search engine friendly URLs. Using .htaccess, mapping dynamic pages to static address is easy and this helps search engines to index the pages fast, effective and strong.

Initially, create a file .htaccess in your favorite editor, use the rewrite rule as below to map dynamic id passing url's to static version. Use the code and create your dynamic pages for search engines spiders

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RewriteEngine on

## Rewrite Rules ##

RewriteRule ^category/([0-9]*)/([0-9]*)/([a-z_]*)$ category.php?id=$1&page_id=$2 [L]
RewriteRule ^category/([^/]*)/([a-z_]*)/([^/]*)$ category.php?r_name=$2&id1=$1


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For eg: Originally the page URL looks like subcategory.php?id=5&page_id=1

Using the above .htaccess code, you can create the URL as

category/5/1/product_name

Here,

RewriteRule ^category/([0-9]*)/([0-9]*)/([a-z_]*)$

^ - Refer to start
Category - creates a folder as mentioned name
/ - Used for virtual partition
[0-9] - Writes single number as folder name
[0-9]* - Writes n numbers as folder name
[a-z_] - Writes single letters as folder name
[a-z_]* - Writes letters as folder name
$ - Refer to end


Additional information:

Your id passing pages might have indexed through some referral and so, you can use the below code to avoid error pages, create a 404pagenotfound.php and add your a message to your visitors to navigate to home page for information’s

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## Trace Errors
ErrorDocument 404 /404pagenotfound.php


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Hope you will like the post and its useful :)