google-sitemaps

Google Sitemaps   Google Sitemaps are XML files that list the URLs available on a site. The aim is to help site owners notify search engines about the URLs on a website that are available for indexing.   Webmasters can include information about each URL, such as when it was last updated and its importance in the context of the site.   A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for web design, or a web page that lists theRead More →

secure-form-validation

Secure Form Validation   It is of critical importance to ensure that your forms are secure and safe. Secure in that surfers cannot enter data which can harm or exploit your server. There are two levels of security: client-side and server-side. Let’s first discuss client-side.   In the case of client-side, you use the browser (using client-side JavaScript) to catch simple failures like mandatory fields that are empty, or catch invalid input (e.g., non-numeric input when you are collecting numeric data). You can find an abundant number of examples just by Googling ‘jquery form validation’. This is your first line of defense. These client-side securityRead More →

bulk-downloading

Block Bulk Downloading to Protect Your Bandwidth, Web Server, Content, and Sales   Block bulk downloading is an advantage which applies if you use the optional PHP Authentication Plugin. An added feature of the Plugin is it, by design, effectively works to Block Bulk Downloading. One of our competitors refers to this as “Anti-Slurping”. So, what is bulk downloading? It is an automated process by an application which spiders a website (like a search engine spider), fetches all the content, and downloads it. These apps will follow links within the site. Content can be just be anything which can be viewed from the web viaRead More →

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The Checklist   What follows is the checklist for every webmaster. Some of the items have been discussed in other articles. Others will be discussed in more detail in later articles. This is a good starting point to see if your website is ready.   Ensure you have built an interesting website, and one that interests you. And, one which appeals to an audience.   Ensure your site is search engine optimized (SEO friendly). There are many free online tools available to analyze your site SEO. Many good ones. There is a boat load of professional SEO consultants who are happy to take your money,Read More →

alexa-traffic-rank

Despite what I said regarding Alexa Traffic Rank, you may still feel the need to increase your Traffic Rank. Maybe because of bragging rights:   “My dad’s website can be beat your dad’s website!”, he says. I say, “Oh yeah, my dad’s website can be at your dad’s, and I got the Alexa Traffic Rank to prove it!” Or, to better appeal to advertisers if you sell advertising space on your website. Sites with higher Traffic Rank often rank higher with advertisers who pay a higher premium to advertise on such sites.   And, if you intend to sell your website, you may feel thatRead More →

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  Great opportunity for you to increase exposure and traffic to your webmaster-related product or service. We actively promote our Blog in social media: Facebook, Twitter, etc. We also promote it to our thousands of clients via our monthly newsletter. Here is what we are looking for:   Interesting and unique articles related to the webmaster field. Good grammar, spelling, sentence and paragraph structure, and punctuation. However, all articles are subject to editing before they are published. Articles can be non-adult and adult orientated. However, in the case of the latter, articles must not be too graphic. M rather than R or XXX rated.  Read More →

browsers

In an earlier article, I discussed the importance of (X)HTML validity testing to check that your site conforms to industry web standards to better ensure that your website will appear as it should with all browsers, present and future. I also emphasized that just checking your site with different browsers is not enough. However, it still needs to be done.   Whether we are working on one of our websites or a client website, we always tested the finished product with different browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE), Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. We test on different resolution monitors, and we also test on differentRead More →

welcome-to-blog

Welcome to the Password Sentry Webmaster Blog. This is our first post. We will be posting on a regular basis, featuring articles related to Password Sentry (of course). We will also be posting articles of interest to webmasters, whether you are a Password Sentry user or not. All things to all webmasters. We will also be recruiting guest bloggers in the industry to post helpful and insightful articles. So, this blog will be definitely be worth bookmarking. Stay tuned.Read More →