Bots crawl your site all the time. Some are good bots from search engines like Google. Some are bad bots, like link spammers and hackers. The robots.txt file allows you to give bots the direction those bots need to crawl your site in the most expedient way, and keep them out of areas where they have no business being.Read More
All websites have a master gatekeeper that provides the initial security for every type of site visitor, both human and bot. It also controls the redirection of traffic and tells browsers what to do with the data from your site. Discover all of the critical features in the .htaccess file and how having a good one improves your site security and performance.Read More
The CloudFlare CDN is one of the best ways to speed up your site performance and help protect it from bad bots too. Best of all, it’s free.
I use it on all of my sites and recommend it to all of my site audit clients.
CloudFlare has made important updates recently and I’m delighted to announce a full set of new CloudFlare tutorials in the BlogAid Webmaster Training that show all of the new features and configurations.Read More
You probably know you need caching to speed up your page load time, but you may not know how it all works. In this BlogAid Live show, I explain what local caching plugins and CDNs like CloudFlare do, all in non-tech talk.Read More
How long has it been since you checked all of the important areas of your site to ensure they were up to snuff? Yeah, it’s been a while for me too! Many of us are coming into busy season and now is a great time to get your site ready in a fun and easy way.
Join me for the Spiffy Your Site Up mini challenge to ensure all is well with four important areas on your site, including:
Wrap Up and Open Q&A
There are multiple reasons why your site has downtime. In this power-packed 20 minute video, I cover the causes for downtime, what to do if your site is down, and super ways to prevent it. Full show notes are below the replay. In this show I cover: Causes of downtime Resources to monitor downtime Downtime […]Read More
If you’ve been confused by an email from CloudFlare advising that you should migrate your API version, you’re not alone. Here’s what it means and what you should do about it.Read More
See how to run the same type of performance tests I do in site audits using my workhorse testers WebPage Test and GTMetrix.
And, I show you hidden tips and exactly what I look for in the details.
Plus, you’ll get super tips for how to test your image optimization process.Read More