Discussions and articles about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques and best practices.
If you have a blog or site and want to brand your name, the WordPress author feature can help tremendously. I made a simple change to my four WordPress sites and the Google Search Results changed dramatically overnight.
If you have an image centric site, you probably wonder “How long does it take for images to get indexed”? It would be nice to keep tabs on how long it takes for your images to show up in the Google Image index. Here is a simple way to do that.
Google Webmaster Tools was showing that my site had no structured data. My consulting site www.chrismendlatech.com is a Joomla 3.x site. I tried the J4 Schema extension but could not get that working properly according to any of the tests I ran, including the google structured data test.
I did a search for “Seo Consultant” and checked out the contact page for one of the SEO companies. The HTML structured markup was easy to find.
I was able to use that as a model for my markup. Continue reading
A lot of entrepreneurs work crazy hours. If you have a Facebook page for your business you might get a great idea for a post at 1 am. However, if you publish the post at that time.. well, a lot of normal people are either asleep or not tuned into business.
You can schedule the publishing time by clicking the down arrow next to the Post button and choosing ‘schedule’. That allows you to pick the time and date to release the post. Continue reading
Google is making a substantial change in their ranking algorithms. The mobile friendliness of your site (Responsiveness) will become a lot more important than it was.
At the very least, you should check your site on mobile devices or Opera’s mobile emulator. Continue reading
Web platforms such as Joomla are database driven. That means that they are sensitive to the number of connections open at any one time. Many business owners will start a site on inexpensive shared hosting for perhaps ten dollars a month. Continue reading
Checking a site for broken links can be tedious and frustrating.
There is a commercial extension for Joomla that highlights bad links. Continue reading
I’ve run into a situations where the images used in a site have invalid file names (Mostly spaces). This was due to migrations from other platforms and the fact that earlier platforms such as Frontpage were lax with filenaming.
I started to look at page speed and ran the images through smushit.. Smushit returns the compressed images with a + replacing spaces in the file name. If I try to rename the files through FTP or JCE, the link to the image is broken.
In summary Continue reading