Webmaster Resources

Tips, tricks, and resources for devloping and maintaining your website.

Google Webmaster Tools

How To Remove A Post – URL From Google

If you have a Google Webmaster Tools account Google makes it fairly easy to remove a post, article, or what have you from the search results index. If you don’t have an account you really should get one if you have a website. It is free, and pretty simple to add your website. Not to mention it will provide a lot of additional statistics and information about your website and links.

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Google Authorship

How Long Does It Take Google To Show My Authorship Face?

I have read a lot of articles recently how adding the Google Authorship Markup can greatly influence your traffic. That’s the little face / head shot image that appears in the search results next to some pages/links.

Many people believe that even if your page or website happens to rank lower in search results that some people are more likely to click on one with an author image than one without it. Now that is a tough call and I think it varies from one person to the next.

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Lengthy Posts

How Often Should You Post and What Length

I have been reading a lot of articles recently that suggest a post should contain a certain number of words, and that you should publish new content often. Many of them go so far as to say that you should post something new on a daily basis. Ouch! Really? Daily? I don’t know how much time you have on your hands, but I know I don’t have time to write something new daily.

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PunnyPNG

Optimize Images With PunyPNG

First of all I should mention that I have been a big fan of Smushit by Yahoo for a number of years now. If you have never heard of it, it is a lossless tool that basically removes unnecessary bytes from images. The end result is smaller file size images with absolutely no noticeable change in visual quality. It does not resize images it just removes bytes.

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Uptime

Does Your Website Seem To Be Down More Than Up?

It would be nearly impossible to have 100% uptime all the time for most websites. Even big sites experience outages and glitches from time to time. Sites like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are not immune.

If you look into web hosting most companies like Hostgator will boast a 99.9% uptime guarantee. A few years back it was more like a 99.5% uptime guarantee. I guess tacking on another 0.4% looks a little better, and once one of them did this the others followed.

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