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For Mirror Site Operators

Post by Joan Girones » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:13 pm

Mirror site operators – in English or translated – should register on Starship Asterisk and sign up for this discuss to receive email notifications about

- fixes needs to be made for a concrete APOD

- how to edit daily APOD to better positioning on searchers

- any topic about APOD edition and publishing


Please, feel free to reply any post published on this topic.
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About meta-tag "keywords"

Post by Joan Girones » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:10 am

APOD uses the meta-tag “keywords”, as well some mirror sites, mainly those in English.

Google itself claims that its searcher practically ignores the meta "keywords".
Please, take a look to these videos from “Google Webmaster Help”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK7IPbnmvVU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_euoDRk1qN0

Other searchers act as the same way.

It may results interesting this brief text from a SEO consulting: http://www.highrankings.com/metakeyword

Certainly, and not only for Google, it's more important the meta-tag "description", but the main indexing criteria are:

- the “Title” tag

- the text page content itself

Despite it could seems a waste of time take attention of this meta-tag - even use it - it is not sure at all that all searchers ignore “keywords” meta-tag.

So, if do you use “keywords”, maybe is fine to remember its main three “old rules”; they are really old but I will use the present time:

A “keyword”:

- is case sensitive

- must to appear on the page text contain

- if they are more than one keyword, must to be separated by space and coma

As ever, any comment or controversy will be welcomed.

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APOD Sep 29 - An Airplane in Front of the Moon

Post by Joan Girones » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:32 pm

Hello,

On from http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/fap/ap100929.html, the link from "nerve of steel" returns the message “Image has expired, sorry. Please visit pixdaus.com and get new link” - http://pixdaus.com/pixdaus.png.

From my Catalan version draw still shows the right image: http://pixdaus.com/pics/z56dEGDRJUayBXb28R.jpg

Possibly it's because from http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/fap/ap100929.html had been clicked more times and there is some kind of limit on the clicks number.

Any feedback about this topic, posted on this discuss, will be welcomed.

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Re: For Mirror Site Operators

Post by tomasz » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:14 pm

I've got the same: "Image has expired"

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Re: For Mirror Site Operators

Post by Joan Girones » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:51 pm

Fine.
Thanks!

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APOD Sep 30 - Coreshine from a Dark Cloud

Post by Joan Girones » Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:46 am

Hello,

There is still a problem with the new, and still beta, Spitzer Space Telescope web site (http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/).

As a suggestion, you can use the following alternate links’ target:

“Spitzer Space Telescope” - http://legacy.spitzer.caltech.edu/index.shtml

“known as coreshine” - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitz ... index.html

“scattering light”- http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA13409

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APOD Sep 30 - Coreshine from a Dark Cloud

Post by Joan Girones » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:38 pm

Right now the new Spitzer Space Telescope web site- http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/ is running again.

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APOD Oct 1 - Zarmina's World

Post by Joan Girones » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:01 pm

There is an interesting video about Gliese 581g, released from NASA-TV, which you can link from explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqhkfIrJ_Ic .

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More about meta tags

Post by Joan Girones » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:36 pm

Hello,


There you are another opinion about this topic.

http://www.highrankings.com/no-metas-286

Bye,

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Oct 18 - It Came from the Sun

Post by Joan Girones » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:29 pm

The title reminds a classic sci-fi movie: "It Came from Outer Space" (1953).

If do you like it, could be funny to include a link on the explanation like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErFsW4-FDWw

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Wrong link on APOD Nov 4 – “Night Lights”

Post by Joan Girones » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:01 pm

There is an error on the link of "first decade".

Is - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... g/10years.


Could to be - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stati ... years.html

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APOD Nov 19 - Nebulae in the Northern Cross

Post by Joan Girones » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:24 am

The link of “Northern Coal Sack” doesn’t have any target:

<a href="">Northern Coal Sack</a>

Possibly the right one might be APOD October 23, 2003, “Cygnus Nebulosities”.

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Re: For Mirror Site Operators

Post by bystander » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:22 am

Happy Birthday, Joan!
Know the quiet place within your heart and touch the rainbow of possibility; be
alive to the gentle breeze of communication, and please stop being such a jerk.
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Wrong link on APOD Dec 29 – “Eclipse at Moonset”

Post by Joan Girones » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:58 am

Just I case, despite APOD editors had been warned, take care about the link on geocentric.

There is a mistype: the wrong target is “ap0904171.html” and the right one is “ap090417.html”.

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Wrong link on APOD Dec 31 – “Analemma 2010”

Post by Joan Girones » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:25 am

There is a mistype on the link of Credit "Tamas Ladanyi":

The wrong target is: http://http//www.twanight.org/ladanyi

The right one is: http://www.twanight.org/newTWAN/photogr ... %20Ladanyi

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Re: Wrong link on APOD Dec 31 – “Analemma 2010”

Post by bystander » Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:31 am

Joan Girones wrote:There is a mistype on the link of Credit "Tamas Ladanyi":

The wrong target is: http://http//www.twanight.org/ladanyi

The right one is: http://www.twanight.org/newTWAN/photogr ... %20Ladanyi
http://www.twanight.org/ladanyi works just fine (remove http//).
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Re: Wrong link on APOD Dec 31 – “Analemma 2010”

Post by Joan Girones » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:58 am

bystander wrote: http://www.twanight.org/ladanyi works just fine (remove http//).

Also that's right.

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Copyright infringement

Post by metaphysik » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:10 am

Did any of you receive a message from the photographer of this image:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap090624.html ?

I got a very annoying letter from him for having published his image at the German translation site. But since the German site is listed at "About APOD" in the third line ("Austria"), two laywers and also Robert and Jerry agreed that I have the right to publish all APOD-images without asking for further permission, because the permission was already given to the APOD main page.

I'd like to know if he bullied just me, or any of you, too.

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Re: For Mirror Site Operators

Post by owlice » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:39 am

APOD Mirror Operators,

An upcoming scheduled power outage at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will affect APOD the weekend of Oct.27. The APOD server will be brought down by 1200 Eastern Time on Saturday, October 27; service will start being restored at 1100 Eastern Time on Sunday, October 28. This will affect updating the website on that Saturday night.

Power Outage - Confirmed Dates/TImes:
Outage Duration From: 1200hrs - October 27, 2012 - Saturday
Outage Duration To: 1100hrs - October 28, 2012 - Sunday
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Re: For Mirror Site Operators

Post by owlice » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:44 am

The October 28 APOD is mirrored here while NASA APOD is down.
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Re: For Mirror Site Operators

Post by owlice » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:13 pm

Goddard Space Flight Center's servers, including the APOD servers, have been shut down in anticipation of power problems due to Hurricane Sandy.
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