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 →

If you have access to a server access log statistical analyzer app (like Webalizer, Analog Stats, or Awstats) on your server (typically via a server control panel like cPanel), then you may see something like Unique Visitors in your stats. Unique Visitors can be VERY misleading, and not very accurate.   Why? It does not take into account dynamic IP addresses. A dynamic IP address changes each time you boot your machine or network device. It also changes when you dial into your Internet service provider. Some ISPs change your IP each time you log on to their network while some make the changes periodically.Read More →

The clamoring demand of websites is increasing day by day and this is the reason that business entrepreneurs want their websites to perform equally better as their business and much better than their business development executives. And keeping pace with the demand, designers have started believing that HTML 4 and CSS early version needs a replacement. With newer versions on the forefront, HTML and CSS are all set to break grounds in the Internet world. The hair-raising amalgamation of two web languages HTML 5 and CSS 3 are expected to be seen on the websites in the times to come. Before we move a bitRead More →

We are often asked to compare our Password Sentry app with our competitor apps. Commonly what advantages does Password Sentry have over our competition. Well, there are many. We will start off with authentication versatility. Password Sentry will function under virtually any authentication scheme:   1. Basic Authentication. For one, Password Sentry functions with Basic Authentication and form-based authentication. Our competitor apps lack this functionality and versatility. What is Basis Authentication? It is the more common method to password protect a directory. HTTP Basic Authentication (BA) implementation is the simplest technique for enforcing access controls to web resources because it doesn’t require cookies, sessions, orRead More →

PageRank is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. PageRank (PR) was named after Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. PageRank is a way of measuring the importance of website pages. Google’s last Toolbar PageRank update, which rolled out on December 2013, may have been its last as Google’s John Mueller stated in a recent Google Hangout: “There are a few things where we do take action that you might not see directly. Toolbar PageRank is something that we have not updated for about a year now, and we’re probably not going to be updating itRead More →

Yes! SSL is a protocol used to provide security over the Internet. It is a good idea to use a security certificate whenever you are passing personal information between the website and web server or database. Hackers could sniff for this information, and if the communication medium is not secure, they could capture it and use this information to gain access to user accounts and personal data. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client-typically a web server (website) and a browser; or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook). SSLRead More →

Over the past nearly 20 years, we have dealt with dozens of web hosts: ranging from poor to excellent. Here are the web hosts, whom we have had and continue to have direct experience with, that we recommend (presented in alphabetical order): Managed Hosting. Highly recommended. They are a partner site for our Password Sentry (PS) application.   Adult Friendly Hosting. Highly recommended. They are a partner site for our Password Sentry (PS) application.   Bummer Hosting. Highly recommended. They are a partner site for our Password Sentry (PS) application. Highly recommended. They host our business websites on a managed dedicatedRead More →

  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 →

News Item: Yahoo stops honouring Do Not Track setting :: Most internet services, including Google, already don’t honour requests   Yahoo has joined Google and others on a growing list of internet services that have stopped honouring the browser built-in “Do Not Track” setting. Such an action is technically legal, but it is clearly not ethical. And, it is a clear and flagrant violation of our privacy. For all intents and purposes, the “Do Not Track” browser setting is a thing of the past. Some, like Twitter and Pinterest, do still honour the setting. However, they are a small group, and group is getting smallerRead More →

Okay, first there was Google PageRank. Now we have Alexa Traffic Rank: another ranking metric to drive webmasters crazy. Alexa collects data on browsing behavior of users who have installed the Alexa toolbar, and transmits it to the Alexa website, where it is stored and analyzed, forming the basis for the company’s web traffic reporting.   Alexa Traffic Rank is an approximate measure of how popular a website is. It is a comparative measure that compares websites, and takes into account both the number of visitors and the number of pages viewed on each visit. More Alexa toolbar users who visit your website, higher yourRead More →