Anything For Sale By Owner

As I alluded in a post a couple of weeks ago, I have been a bad blogger. And I have neglected my community of readers. However I would like to tell you what I have been doing in the last couple of months while I have been neglecting my blog…

Control Google Bot With The New X-Robots-Tag

Google has extended its support for Google Bot restriction by giving us web developers a new tool to stick in our belt. It was announced today on the Google Blog that you can now control access to your non-HTML files on your website with a simple header. The header X-Robots-Tag…

A Blog Owners Best Friend Google Analytics

A major update has been pushed out for Google Analytics, as described in a post on Google Webmaster: Webmaster tools from Google are indispensable for people who optimize their site for indexing in Google. Eighteen months ago, Google launched another free tool for webmasters - Google Analytics - which tells…

Unfortunate Placement of Yahoo! Ad

Only a geek would find this funny. And if you really don't understand it then you may want to brush up on your HTTP Status Codes.…

World Of HTTP/1.1 Status Codes

In a follow up to my previous post on Proper URL Construction, I am going to dive more deeply in to the Status Codes that control the redirects that were talked about in my previous article. Most developers are familiar with the HTTP 1.0 Status Codes, that have been…

Sitemap Auto Discovery And You

Last week all the major search engine providers, announced that they were going to support a new specification at sitemap.org that allows them to auto discover your sitemap without you having to submit it: Ask Google Yahoo Live Yahoo did a good job at summing up the advantages to…