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    Backlinks can help with SEO but they must be relevant or they can hurt the ranking. But they are by no means the only factor and sites can rank well without them.
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    Fake accounts

    As your host to enable ipset. It allows blocking large amounts of IP's at no cost to the server load. We have the temporary limit set to 20,000. There's about 3,000 currently blocked and the servers load hasn't changed at all.
  3. This addon uses certain characters to identify the page. For example, -p- is a product page and -c- is a category page. The -by- is used to identify All Product pages. So when that is used in the url, the code thinks it is a link to an All Products page and tries to create the url for it, which is invalid. The word by is not useful for SEO and will be ignored by the search engines. If you want it for your customers, you would have to change the code in this addon to use a different identifier.
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    Good job.
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    UPS Choice 1.8.3

    I've received reports from several of my clients that UPS is not working. According to this site most of the US is having problems. But according to UPS, only Iowa is affected. I checked sites that are in Canada and UPS is working for them so it is only a problem with the US, as far as I can tell.
  6. Your ,htaccess file says to use ssl for the whole shop but the above entry in the configure file says not to. You need to change the above urlto use https.
  7. Hooks is just a way to run and/or display code. It has no affect on the shop other than that, as already mentioned. You can remove that code if you like, though that just makes things harder for you. Plus, any addon that uses hooks would no longer work. That includes quite a few but maybe the most important would be the paypal app. If you plan on using Paypal and you remove the hooks code, then you won't be able to use those modules.
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    SEO Assistant

    1 - There isn't a link to w3c as I recall so I don't know where that is coming from. 2 - The pass-by-reference error means there is an & sign in the statement calling a function. You will need to find that and remove it. It should be at the line indicated in the error. I haven't supported this addon in six years for the reason previously mentioned. You will need to change the code to get it to work, though it should work once that is done. I don't understand what you mean by If you are asking how to control the meta tags from admin, then Header Tags SEO is the only addin that does that, that I am aware of.
  9. If you are using the Standard module, then no. For the Express module, the order isn't added until the order is completed.
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    False zones

    That is the name of an element in an object. In later versions of php, the names have to be declared before using them or notices like that occur. They are usually harmless and can be ignored. It is possible to fix them but you have to find where the object is created to fix it. The warning could be a little more important but, in this case since it is a known good module, probably not. I assume the braintree_cc.php is a mistake since that file doesn't exists, at least not in my package.
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    version with php7.2

    @zpupsterYou can add this code to the includes/application_top.php file. Look for the error_reporting line and replace it with these: error_reporting(E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~E_DEPRECATED & ~E_STRICT & ~E_USER_DEPRECATED); ini_set('display_errors','0'); Please note that the above is not a fix. It will just hide, most times, errors from displaying on the shop. It can hide real problems, though that is usually not the case on a working site. Also, even if your basic shop is compatible with 7.2, that doesn't mean the addons installed are. You would have to look at the messages to know for sure and to get an idea as to how to fix them.
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    Header Tags SEO

    Ahh, thanks. I hadn't thought of that. I'll add an option in the next version to disable it.
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    Header Tags SEO

    @coelroyThere's isn't an option to turn it off. You can stop it by removing this line of code in the includes/modules/header_tags_keywords.php file: tep_db_query("insert into headertags_ip_tracker (ip_number, source, id_reference, date_added) VALUES (inet_aton('" . $thisIP . "'), '1', '" . (int)$lastid . "', now() )"); If you don't mind saying, I'm curious why you want to do that? It is invisible unless you deliberately look at the list.
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    Taking Shop Offline temporarily

    You could install the Store Mode addon. That can prevent orders from being made or mark the shop as down for maintenance. This would be a good choice if you think you will be taking it down in the future. Or, if your control panel has an option to password protect a directory (most do), then protect the shops directory using that tool. When you visit the site, it will ask for the username and password you used when you set up the block. Or, edit the shops .htaccess file, or create one if it doesn't exist, and place this code in it order deny,allow deny from all allow from your ip Replace "your IP" with your actual IP. That will prevent everyone except you from visiting the shop.
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    change Buy Now to Add To Cart on products_listing.php

    This won't work as you want if your products have attributes because the customer will be redirected to the product page so that the attributes can be selected. So if you show 10 products on the page and the customer chooses add to cart for the first one, as soon as the add to cart button is clicked, they will be redirected, assuming that first one has attributes. If you don't use attributes, then it will work. There are addons that do this so you should look there first. They may require updating but would be better than starting from scratch. If you do use attributes and there are not too many, you could add selectors to the listing page so the attributes could be selected there. Or, maybe better, prevent the redirect and open a popup where the customer can select the attributes. That would require a fairly large amount of coding but it is possible.