A few days ago, a customer contacted me about performing some WordPress work in regards to redirecting two additional WordPress websites to their primary website.
To perform the work and lessen the manual labor of redirecting all links by hand, I wrote a few lines of code in a .htaccess file.
I setup a quick test environment to ensure the .htaccess file was executing as it should. And it worked like a charm, redirecting all previous blog posts to their respective new url.
What should have been a routine change, rather an addition of code to the .htaccess file, turned out to be a wild goose chase to locate the .htaccess file. Continue reading
A few days ago, I shared with you about GoDaddy Domain Auctions disappearing before time expired as experienced by now retired, longtime domain investor Rick Schwartz.
Schwartz was figuratively robbed in broad daylight by GoDaddy’s Aftermarket platform as he actively bid on a expired domain that vanished from his viewing with less than 5 minutes this morning.
With no good explanation of what took place, Schwartz took to Twitter, and lit a fire under GoDaddy with endless questions, jabs and everything in between.
And where did this get him and us, the domaining community? Continue reading
Twitter lit up Friday afternoon like the forthcoming Christmas lights (🎄) will in about a week or so.
Although it’s been nearly 3 years since his retirement or semi-retirement announcement and the end of blogging, Schwartz has been actively tweeting, ranting, buying, selling, pontificating and more on a wide number of topics, including but not limited to domains. Continue reading
I recently received a frantic email from a customer alerting me that their WordPress website had been hacked.
Of course, I always check to see if what the customer states is true before I jump in the boat or begin the fire drill to make everything like it once was.
What struck me as odd was that at the very moment I open and read the email, I was able to successfully open a Chrome web browser and load the customer’s website with ease.
I responded to the customer’s email, informing the customer I could access the website without issue. I requested the customer to send me screenshots of what they were seeing.
A few moments passed, but sure enough, the customer send screenshots of their website loaded in a browser and displaying Chinese text.
Seeing the customer used Firefox web browser, I too opened a Firefox web browser only to discover that the website loaded to an all white screen.
I opened the web browser’s Developer Tools, and was able to see the website was resolving and loading with a 200 request response.
What on earth could be causing this “kiss of death” white screen for this WordPress website? Continue reading
You’re likely reading this article because your web traffic has plateaued, or has yet to organically rank for highly competitive keywords.
Most everyone (okay, not everyone) knows the name of the game for bloggers or website owners is how much organic search traffic a website realizes.
If you’ve ever attempted to launch a website of any sort, then you’ve likely encountered the difficulties and challenges in getting your website to rank across major search engines.
I’m here today to change your unsatisfactory experience into one of satisfaction, and hopefully equip you to realize greater search exposure and traffic conversions for your website. Continue reading
A week or so ago, I introduced you to the Facebook Graph API using PHP.
Although the Facebook Graph API can be used to retrieve a trove of wide-ranging data, I specifically showed you step-by-step how to retrieve the total count for a unique URL’s likes, shares, and comments.