Did you know you can change your Google crawl rate? It’s true and you can do it in Google Webmaster Tools if you have an account. Best according to business. buyers
The default setting for the Google crawl rate is to let Google determine how often it crawls your website. However, if you have special needs then you can set your own crawl rate. But I wouldn’t recommend changing this unless you understand the special needs of your server and you are an advanced webmaster.
To change your crawl rate, log in to your Google Webmaster Tools account and click on Settings. In these settings you can establish a geographic targeting area, set a preferred domain (using www or without www), and choosing a customized crawl rate. Find the crawl rate button and set it to “Set custom crawl rate”. Below the crawl rate button you’ll see two settings – requests per second and seconds between requests. Select the settings you desire that are faster or slower than the default rate and click “Save”.
If you are experiencing higher than expected volumes of traffic then you’ll want to have Google crawl your site less often. You may even want to slow down the requests per second. Slowing down your crawl rate will allow you to handle the increased traffic better on your site and this is a particularly handsome way to let Google know that you are seeing a spike in traffic due to increased PPC marketing or link bait that is working. If your site is not getting crawled or it is taking an extra long time to get indexed then you can increase your settings and invite Google to spend more time on your site to increase the number of your indexed pages.
Premium WordPress Themes – Has A Forum
If you’ve ever wondered where to go for your most pressing Google Analytics questions, now there is no need to wonder. They’ve launched the new Google Analytics Forum.
The new forum has several features that I think are pretty cool for a new forum:
- Analytics Help in Google Groups – This is a useful feature if you want to find previously answered questions. Can’t find it in the new forum? Search here next.
- AnalyticsPros – Google Analytics has gone through the trouble of designating user pros who can answer your questions and they are identifiable. Just hit one of these people up for your most pressing in-depth questions of Google Analytics.
- Google Analytics Help Center – Of course, this is not a new feature, but it’s a good one nonetheless. This should be your starting point for answers on Google Analytics. If you can’t find it here then check the forum and the Analytics Help Group.
Premium WordPress Themes – Error Codes
If you’re browsing the web and you click a link that takes you nowhere, you’re likely to be hit with an error page. The most popular error page is the 404 page, but it’s by no means the only one. Here are some error pages that you are likely to find and that you might be interested in customizing for your own website to be more helpful to your site visitors:
- 401 Error – This error code is to tell visitors they do not have the proper authorization to view a certain page. If you have a membership site and an individual tries to access a page that requires signing in and their username and password are incorrect then you might deliver a 401 error.
- 403 Error – This is the forbidden error. It doesn’t mean what you think it means. It usually is a reference to a script that won’t allow users to access a certain page. Even if a user authenticates with a password and username, they could still see a 403 error if there is a problem with your script. You can fix the error at the server level, but you can also customize your error page to be more helpful.
- 404 Error – Not found. This is the error page you are most likely to see if you a particular web page is not available. Typically, a user types in the wrong URL in their browser window, but you could have also had a typo in the domain name you created and marketed another spelling of it. Easily fixable, but a bug nonetheless.
- 500 Error – Internal Server Error. I hate these. They typically mean the server had problems, but it can’t tell you want the problem is. It’s unidentifiable and isn’t one of the above. Picture asking a sales clerk at a local retail store and a question about the merchandise in the store and she says, “Sorry, can’t help you and I can’t tell you why.” That’s a 500 error.
To customize any of these error pages you’ll have to open the page in your html editor and add the elements that you wish to add. I’d recommend that you download your index page and cut out all the text content but leave all the design elements so that the page looks like the rest of your website. Then where your text goes, type in the error code and message that you want visitors to see. And that’s about all there is to customizing your error pages, though you may have to access your .htacess file to direct browsers to particular pages when they encounter one. That’s another lesson.
Premium WordPress Themes – For All Browsers
Are you aware that every web browser looks at your website a little differently? It’s true. What happens through the Firefox browser doesn’t necessarily happen through the Chrome or Internet Explorer browser.
So how many different browsers are there? Here are the top ones:
- Internet Explorer
There are a few others out there but they are not important enough to worry about. Test your website in the top browsers before you upload it just to be sure that users of that web browser see what you want them to see. You’ll save yourself a lot of headaches later on and you likely won’t lose sales due to browser incompatibility.