Showing posts with label Don't. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Don't. Show all posts

Monday, August 21, 2017

When WordPress Permalinks Don't Work

When WordPress Permalinks Don't Work

You have just completed the installation and configuration of your new WordPress blog--by the book. You proudly log into the dashboard and select a customized permalink (I use /%postname%/) and then hit the "Save Changes" button to save your configuration. Your blog now--goes crazy. When you try to access your blog, your browser returns nasty error pages instead of your blog's content.


You recheck everything again, but can't find any problem with your installation procedure. Using your FTP program or the WebShell utility at your web-host's control panel, you verify that all of the necessary WordPress files and folders are in place and that the permissions are set correctly. In desperation, and using the control panel's phpMyAdmin interface, you also verify that the MySQL database has been installed correctly and that the installer has configured the database tables. What could be wrong?


Before deleting your WordPress files and folders and zeroing out the database prior to trying a new installation, you grab a cup of your favorite beverage and relax a minute. You think about your installation. You remember that your new blog worked perfectly before you elected to change the permalink structure.  Maybe it's time to look at the server's error log for the blog's domain to see if it points to the root problem.


In the server's error log, accessed from the web-host's control panel, you notice the following error entry:


[Sun Mar 29 13:30:38 2009] [error] [client ...] Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden ....

Bingo! Now you remember seeing something when you used your control panel to set up your blog's domain. You log into your control panel and select the "Web options" icon. Right at the top of the options page you see that the "Symbolic Links" option is disabled. You enable and apply this option--and now the health of your blog is restored.


Well, almost restored. One nagging error continues to be recorded in the error log:


[Sun Mar 29 22:07:14 2009] [error] [client ...] File does not exist: .../favicon.ico

When a browser accesses a web site, it always looks for a favicon.ico. WordPress does not install a favicon.ico by default. You need to either create your own or upload something suitable. Once the favicon.ico is uploaded into the blog's root directory, this log error will disappear, too.


P.S. The Error log is your friend. Be sure to look at it from time to time.



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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Don't Get Your Website Banned By Search Engines

Don't Get Your Website Banned By Search Engines
There are many onpage ranking factors AND offpage ranking factors that can cause search engines to ban your website. here, we'll focus on only the major things that can cause your site to get banned.
many websites still get away with doing some of these things. They don't help your rankings and are simply a waste of time, so don't try them.Sooner or later search engines will catch up to these websites and will remove them. It's just not worth
the risk, when doing them doesn't help your ranking to begin with.

Hidden Text - Hidden Text is simply text that users can't see when they visit your webpage. Some webmasters will do this so that they can add keywords throughout their webpage without it
interfering with what the visitors actually see. Yet, the search engines can still see hidden text.For example, let's say you have a white background on your website. If you wanted to hide
text, you would simply make the color of your text white (#FFFFFF) and users couldn't see it.I did a quick search in Google and quickly found an example of a website using hidden text.
These are keywords that they want to rank well for and want the search engines to see when they first visit their website. Yet, they don't want their visitors to see this text. So, they've made
the text white, to blend in with the background. If you go to Google and enter "fat loss", they actually rank #1, but it's definitely NOT for this reason.

Link Farms - You could actually drop hundreds of search positions without even knowing what you've done wrong!That is why it's very important to keep a close eye on who you're linking to. If you a do a link
exchange with a website, check back to that website every once in awhile to make sure that they haven't been "gray barred" by search engines.This is one of the top reasons that people get penalized by search engines, and the sad part is, they
have no idea what

Alt image tag spamming - This is another way that people will try to cram keywords into their website, allowing search engines to see their keywords, but not allowing visitors to notice any difference in their
website.The real purpose of an alt image tag is if a user visits your website and the graphic will not load, or is disabled by their web browser, text will appear instead of the graphic. This is
often used for blind people. Alt image spamming is something you want to stay clear of. Using alt image tags are good,but you can't overdo it.

Meta Tag Stuffing and Title Tag Stuffing - don't use same exact keyword into their meta tags.You only need to include your keyword(s) one time in your title tag. Anymore than 1 time will
only dilute the effect.

Those are just a few of the things that people are continuing to do online. These things will eventually get your website banned and will not help you rank well. It's just a waste of time
and effort, plus just plain ignorant to waste your time on something that doesn't work and will get your website banned from the search engines.



My name is james daksh and i help online business to improve their link popularity and especially for social bookmarking, article submissions and directory submissions.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Using LinkedIn - How to Add Someone You Don't Know to Your LinkedIn Network

Using LinkedIn - How to Add Someone You Don't Know to Your LinkedIn Network

Newcomers to LinkedIn often ask, "How do I add a person to my Linkedin network if I've never met them before?"


Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn discourages you from contacting people you don't know. When you send someone an invitation to connect, LinkedIn asks how you know this person: colleague, classmate, business partner, friend, groups and associations or other.
 
When you choose how you know the person you'll be given a drop-down menu of items from your profile. Look through their profile to see if you have any groups or organizations in common. This is why having a complete profile and joining LinkedIn groups can be helpful. It increases the number of people you can access.
 
If you select other, you'll be required to add their email address. I have on occasion looked up someone's email address from their website. It's a little forward, but if their email address is published on their website you're not doing anything nefarious. Just fess up in your invitation.
 
If you select, "I don't know Joe" you're be told you can't invite this person.
 
If you don't have any common groups or organizations and don't feel pushy enough to dig up their email address, try using the introductions feature of LinkedIn. If you are a 2nd or 3rd degree connection, get someone you are connected with to forward an introduction. Not everyone forwards introductions or checks their LinkedIn account regularly so choose the person to introduce you carefully. Look for someone who is an "open networker" as they are more likely to forward your request.
 
If none of these suggestions work, another option is to send a message thru LinkedIn InMail (from their profile page, to the right of their photo is the link to do this). In your message state why you'd like to connect and include your email address so they can send you an invitation to connect.
 
Connecting with someone you don't know on LinkedIn takes a little more work than on other social networking sites, but the benefits can really be worth it. By putting in a little more effort, you can create a real relationship with someone rather than just an anonymous link. 



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