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Upload WordPress theme using FTP

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Web Development and Site Management on 04 March 2016. 530 hits.
Upload a WordPress theme. There are some cases where WordPress themes will not install using the 'zip' file archive method, this is usually due to...

CTR, what is it, ...

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 20 January 2016. 343 hits.
And why does it matter? In the SEO world C. T. R. is one of the misunderstood terms, put simply it is an initialism for "Click Through Rate"...

Reusing functions in javascript

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Website Development and Design on 22 May 2015. 1018 hits.
Making web documents that give interactive warnings to user input is a useful feature when filling in complicate, long form when "round-tripping", meaning...

Multiple Domain email Addresses with Free email Accounts

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in eMail and Domain Management on 08 May 2015. 1635 hits.
  Using 'free' email providers with your own domain name is not as complicated as you would think, certainly with Gmail, which is provided by...

SEO Tools

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 11 September 2014. 1547 hits.
SEO tools, and the ONLY SEO tool you need is, .... Yourself,... now while this may seem counter-intuitive and almost EVERY SEO "expert" declares...

Link Building

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Quick Tips on 30 June 2014. 1322 hits.
Link Building is NOT optimisation, it is promotion, because each link you place is telling the visitors to that URL about your URL. So, like all promotion it should...

Apache rewrite URIs to lower case

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Articles on 17 February 2014. 1566 hits.
With a web site that is being served by Apache running on a Unix or Linux operating system the document and directory names are case sensitive, ie: Page.ext, page.ext,...

Link Counting

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Myths and Legends of the search engine kind on 19 November 2013. 1514 hits.
One of the obsessions in the SEO/SEM world is counting links. Why? What will you do differently if it shows 25 backlinks but you know there is more than 25?...

Get the names right! alts are NOT tags

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Website Development and Design on 05 January 2013. 2068 hits.
There is a common misconception especially in the SEO community over some components used in HTML documents, the most common one being the alt attributes of the...

HTTP to HTTPS rewrite

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in URL Redirecting or Rewriting for Apache on 30 September 2012. 2100 hits.
A common requirement is to redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS for securing the communication between server and client, this is easily done with a conditional rewrite...

Optimising for Search or

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 04 September 2012. 3480 hits.
 SEO! What it was; What it is now; And what it has never been. 1: A Brief History of the Internet and Search Back in the early days of the Internet,...

To follow or not to follow, THAT is the question ...

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Search Engines on 23 July 2012. 2752 hits.
To paraphrase the "immortal" bard,  Preamble: "nofollow" is a value that can added to the rel attribute or a action specifier...

CSS Centered Layouts

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Webpage Design and Layouts on 10 July 2012. 1365 hits.
A collection of resources for creating centered layouts.   Horizontal http://www.maxdesign.com.au/presentation/center/ http://bluerobot.com/web/css/center1.html...

URL only listing in Google search results

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Quick Tips on 19 May 2012. 2845 hits.
Occasionally, when running a site: search on Google's index to see what URLs on your website have been indexed you may come across a listing that looks like...

Cross linking, just another link swap? Or is it something more?

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 12 May 2012. 2699 hits.
Strictly speaking, cross linking also known as "interlinking"  is simply another form of reciprocal linking but it does deserve a bit more consideration...

The secret life of links

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 18 April 2012. 5003 hits.
According to popular belief,  links pointing to a URI only serve one purpose, and that is to promote a website through the ranks of the Internet search engine,...

Exchanging links: Good or bad?

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Internet Marketing and Search on 09 April 2012. 4058 hits.
Reciprocal Linking or Link Exchanging There are always a lot of "experts" telling us that "link exchanges are BAD" and Google will "punish...

Keyword Density

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Myths and Legends of the search engine kind on 05 April 2012. 2535 hits.
The myth of key word density, [three words because 'key' is being used as a synonym for important, and "keyword" is the name of a meta element...

Joomla! Editors

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Content Management Systems on 20 March 2012. 1494 hits.
For anyone using Joomla! 2.5 and Firefox. If you find that editing templates seems especially "clunky" and is dragging your browser down you need...

URI vs URL, what is the difference

Written by Chris Hirst. Posted in Quick Tips on 11 March 2012. 2676 hits.
URI versus URL? What IS the difference? Put simply, a URL is a URI that includes the protocol that it can be accessed using, for example, http://webmaster-talk.eu...
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