Category Archives: Webmaster Tips

The Best Free Website Speed Test Tools

The Best Free Website Speed Test Tools

After years of working on websites I’ve gathered a constantly updating list of my favorite tools. Below I’ve compiled my list of the best free website speed tests with their features. Enjoy! GTmetrix Website Speed Link: GTmetrix is by far my favorite, it pulls

how to find broken links

How to Check for Broken Links

Few things irritate site owners like having broken links on or to their website and the 404 errors that comes along with it. Here we’ll be outlined a simple method to help find and fix broken links on your site and how to fix them

How to 301 redirect a pdf file in htaccess

How to 301 redirect a PDF file with mod_alias and mod_rewrite

Here’s some quick information on how to use an Apache .htaccess file to do a 301 redirect with either mod_rewrite or mod_alias. This method should also work for .doc and .docx files as well. mod_rewrite RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^/old/path/file.pdf$ RewriteRule ^(.*) /new/path/file.pdf

How to add your LinkedIn Profile to Your Website

How to add your LinkedIn Profile to Your Website

It can be frustratingly hard to find the information to add your LinkedIn profile badge to your website since most of the search results revolve around the little icons as opposed to actually embedding your profile with image, headline, and other information. Login and go

Wordpress, Joomla, & Drupal Solutions for Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS

WordPress, Joomla, & Drupal Solutions for “Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS”

Joomla Solution Source: Assuming that our template is called “mytemplate”, and as a rule all templates have a / css / directory, we will open the door through robots.txt to our CSS directory, or even all of our template directories. To do this we

google penguin update

Google Penguin 2.0 Goes Live

Just a few hours ago reports started coming in that the Google Penguin 2.0 has gone live. You can read Barry Schwartz’s preliminary post about it at Additionally, an SEO subreddit is had a thread pop up with some pretty interesting comments so far