Congress, ISPs, VPNs and Your Privacy

The House of Representatives and the Senate voted to gut a rule that had been in place that prevented Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from selling information collected from your internet usage. A Virtual Private Network is only part of the solution, but it’s a big part and probably good enough for most people. What VPNs do, in a nutshell, is provide a tunnel for your web activity. Read More …

Google AMP Project and SEO

The Google AMP project is less than a year old, but it’s already making waves. Google does a lot of things that make waves. When it affects SERPs the SEO community pays close attention to every word, and reads between many lines. I’m no exception. When I started seeing stories about how AMP pages might (or might not) be ranked, I figured I should learn how AMP works. Read More …

HTTP/2 – Page speed increase and SEO boost

In September of 2015, Apache HTTP 2.4.17 came out with HTTP/2 included. HTTP/2 has been in the works for a while, but now that the most common web server platform has it built in, the rate of adoption is set to increase exponentially. There are a few hurdles that web developers and system admins will have to jump through to make the switch to HTTP/2, some of which will slow the growth in use. Read More …

Google Analytics: Behavior Flow

With Google Analytics Users Flow, you can choose the Source dimension to see how users from different websites are navigating your website.  You could use the Customize Dimensions Items by hitting the little sprocket to the right of the pull down menu to limit the number of sources to as little as one and as many as five. This helps give you a cleaner looking report that’s easier to understand and makes a better presentation. Read More …

Twitter Cards

If you’re tweeting your own links in public (and you know who you are), you should have Twitter Cards enabled on your website. You’ve seen them, even if you don’t know what they’re called. Expanded tweets that have extra text and images, or sometimes video. Some of them probably stand out in your timeline without being expanded. Read More …