Optimizing the URLs using slugs

 If you are using the URLs such as http://domainname/index.php?pid=12&uid=821 they do serve the purpose of opening the correct page however they do not provide any information to the user as to what page they are going to see and what they should expect on this page. Also, as we all know the URLs are also very useful for search engine optimizations, so unless the URL conveys c

Posted by admin on September 5, 2016

Setup SSL certificate on Amazon EC2

 Amazon EC2  I am using unbuntu based EC2 instance so commands are specific to that but the steps are mostly generic and will apply to most linux distributions. There are basically 4 steps for this:  1.  Create CSR I basically used OpenSSL to generate CSR as it is installed by default in ubuntu. You can go to https://www.digicert.com/easy-csr/openssl.htm to get the

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Migrate to latest Joomla version

Its been quite sometime since Joomla has releases latest version of the application(3.x), however many of the users are still stuck on old Joomla versions such as 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. Some of the users are on Joomla 2.5 as well but the number is relatively less as Joomla 2.5 and 3.x were released almost at the same time. Also, migration from joomla 2.5 to 3.x is relatively straight forward. Howeve

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Google Penguin 2.0 - Spam fighting update is live

Google Penguin 2.0 - Spam fighting update is live Google Penguin Google announced launch of Penguin 2.0 update on 22 May 2013, this is 4th revision related to Penguin update. As per Googles Matt Cutts About 2.3% of English-US queries are affected to the degree that a regular user might notice. 2.3% may sound like a small number but webmasters agree that this is a huge change and is going to

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Impact of domain types (TLD) on SEO

Most of the website owners and webmasters think many times while purchasing domain for their business. One of the major worry is whether it will rank better in Search Engines with respect to nature of business or not. Domains get ranking in search engines depending on top level domain (TLD) they own. TLD is the highest level of a domain in hierarchy of Domain Name System. Forexample, .com is th

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SEO for redesigned site or change in domain name

Are you changing design of your website? Or moving the old site to a completely new domain? Following are the points to keep in mind from SEO point of view 1.You have to be very careful while change of address of URL to avoid 404 (File Not Found) errors when users click on links to your site on any search engine. 2.Ensure that all the urls that are in search engines index need to eit

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Web application performance

Application performance is one very important aspect of web application. Most of the web developers should be aware of the concepts that are used to make the?application perform well. The below presentation was part of Boot camp training at CodeFire Technologies. This presentation is must read for entry level web developers irrespective of technology they are working in.   Web Applicati

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CodeFire's Google+ Hangout

Finally at CodeFire Technologies we did our very first Google+ Hangout Live on Air. Google+ Hangout seems to be very cool tool to meet with friends and followers online and discuss any topic. Also when you are doing Live on Air hangout, google creates a youtube stream for the hangout which can be viewed live on web or it can be viewed later as a video on youTube. As a part of Boot Camp trai

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Hummingbird Update: Major Search Algorithm Change for Long Tail Queries

Google revealed major update at a special event on its 15th birthday, that update has been rolled out in past month and is live now. Algorithm Changes affected the search queries to give more correct answers to long questions. Hummingbird represents the revised way of indexing websites, which changes the algorithm named Caffeine, updated three years ago in 2010. This update is targeted towa

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Google Warns Affiliate Marketers About Content on Video Sites

Google is giving more stress to affiliate marketers by giving attention on published content on video sites. These sites display content from affiliate marketing websites which is available on thousands of other site also. Google warns webmasters against developing a website with thin or scraped content which has no substantial added value to its users. Pure affiliate sites contains content f

Posted by admin on September 5, 2016
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