Development

How To 301 Redirect HTTPS to HTTP with .htaccess

11,Jul - Author

In some rare instances Google may start unintentionally indexing pages on your site with “https” as well as “http”. All it takes is one inbound link pointing to “https” version of a page. Technically, this creates duplicate content issues and will confuse Google on what page to rank.

https to http

Also, if Google decides to rank “https” page and you do not have a SSL certificate user will be prompted with a warning message which will discourage people from visiting.

this connection is not trusted

To solve this issue on a Apache Server with .htaccess file you would use the following code:


Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /

RewriteCond ...



6 Common Mistakes with DIY Web Development and SEO

11,Apr - Author

For new or small business owners, all too often I come across common problems with their first attempt at creating a website.  After several months of wondering why their site is getting little to no traffic, I get the call for “HELP!”  The truth of it is that spending a little more time (and maybe money) initially can actually save you money in the long run – and – get your online presence off to a running start.  Here are a few friendly tips (and pitfalls to avoid) when creating your website.

1)      Use open source software.  Open source software refers to platforms (like WordPress or Magento) where the source code is free and available to the general public for use ...



Site Being De-Indexed From Bing? It Might Be Your Hosting

09,Jan - Author

Finding your website traffic from Bing / Yahoo organic dropping dramatically can be alarming. What is one to do?

First Step: Don’t Panic!

dontpanic

There is always a logical explanation for everything – the key is knowing where to look.

Step Two: Start Looking

First thing is to determine the possible causes:

  • Link Penalty
  • On Page Optimization Penalty
  • Untagged Paid Traffic
  • Indexing Issues

I always recommend starting with “Indexing Issues” as it is the most likely problem compared to the other possibilities. We will save the other possibilities for another post.

Go to bing.com and search “site:samplewebsite.com” and take note of how many pages are in their index. If you notice a sharp drop off of the amount of pages indexed, or none at all, then you know this is your issue.

How to Check For Indexing Issues ...



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