Welcome back to our look at some of the things that can hold your site back and stop you getting all web traffic and visitors you would like.
If you missed our introduction then please take a moment to go back and review How can I rank better in Google
Anyway straight on with the good stuff. Some of this will mean you need to use a couple of basic simple tools to help but these are all free and 10 minutes with these easy and simple free tools can pay dividends to your site traffic and search engine ranking position. The first tool you will need is part of Google itself and it is the Google Webmaster Tools There is not a serious webmaster alive who is interested in promoting their site that can afford to ignore this free tool. The second is a website spider eg Xenu this is a windows tool but there are hundreds of free web spiders and sitemap generators for all platforms.
You should set up Xenu and register for Google Webmaster tools (GWT) so if you read the appropriate instructions for each of those then come back here we can continue.
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September 20th 2010 Uncategorized
Today is European Safer Internet Day 2010. If this fact has passed you by, then you are not alone as it does not seem to have been publicised much at all.
The stated aim is to encourage safe and responsible use of online technology and using mobile phones, which is an aim I can certainly agree with, having a young child who is currently learning about email in school.
The theme this year is “Think Before You Post” and I am sure that there are many more experienced folks as well as the children and young people who the day is most aimed at, who have forgotten to do this now and again. I personally have made the mistake of forgetting to remove an address from the CC field of a less than complimentary email I intended for internal eyes but unintentially delivered to the people who had contracted the services of the company discussed in the email.
So if you are a seasoned internet hand, or someone new to the internet and mobile technologies, take a minute to “Think before you post”.
www.saferinternetday.org has all the details.
February 9th 2010 Uncategorized
The Apache Software Foundation has announced that this is the final release of the 1.3 branch and only critical security fixes will be available from now on.
Apache 1.3 was first released in June 1998 back before Microsoft Windows 98 came out. The Apache 2 branch has now been out for 10 years and had many benefits over 1.3 on release.
Even with the benefits and stability offered by the Apache 2 branch, 1.3 has still been heavily used over the past 10 years despite the case for preferring it to version 2 getting progressively weaker. With this announcement we may see more people finally take the step of transferring to the Apache 2 branch, a change that is normally pain free and see some volunteer time freed up from supporting and maintaining what had essentially become a legacy version of the web server, giving them more time to spend on newer and more interesting stuff.