what are server response codes and how do they relate to seo?

broken links detection with wget

HTTP status codes are three digits numbers that are returned by a web server in response to a web request by a client. This code provides some general information about the status of the request to the client. The response may (or may not) also contain a descriptive text regarding the status of the request. The IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers…

how to set or change your homepage in mozilla firefox

Home page settings in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has several options to configure the start or home page in the browser. The home page button allows you to easily go to a specific webpage or URL. This is probably a website that you visit very often and is also your start page. There are a couple of different ways to set the home page on the…

how to change users or profile in mozilla firefox

Profile Manager in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers out there today. The firefox browser has the ability to support multiple users or profiles. This functionality works more as a way to provide the ability to separate data and configuration rather than to provide any kind of security. A Profile in Firefox is a set of files that hold the personal…

how to configure proxy server in linux

mozilla thunderbird proxy server settings

Proxy server is an interface that allows you to connect or use a service (usually a remote resource) that is usually resource intensive. It is also used by large area network to manage network traffic and as a security measure within the network. When configuring a linux system for networking, you will also need to configure your proxy server, ie. if you…

how to access ftp servers and transfer files in linux without an ftp client

accessing ftp server using dolphin in kde

Many times softwares are hosted on ftp servers, especially open source and not so popular ones. FTP servers are also good method to transfer files and folder between machines. This means that you will need to occasionally connect to FTP file servers either to download or upload files. If you happen to work with FTP servers a lot, then it…

how to enable and disable web directory listing on your web server

directory listing configuration in web.xml

The web server that you use to host your website has not only the ability to render and display web pages but also the ability to display directories and it content. This feature is also referred to as the directory listing of the server. To be honest, there is usually never a reason to enable the directory listing for a…

seo: is your website getting indexed? if not, why and how to fix it

chrome developer tools

An important requirement when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) is that your webpages and content are getting crawled and indexed by various search engines. Without getting indexed, you will not rank in any search query or search pages no matter what you do. There are several different types of traffic that drive users to your site. You can get…

what is a robots.txt file and how it affects search engine indexing

webmaster tools robots.txt console

The robots.txt is a text file that resides in the top level folder on your webserver. The purpose of the robots.txt file (or just robots file) is to provide some guidance to search engine crawlers as to what should be crawled and indexed, and what content should not be crawled. The robots.txt file uses an exclusion standard, which means that you…

how to delete private data from mozilla firefox when you close the browser

firefox custom privacy

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. As with any web browser there is a lot of data collected as you browse the web. These set of data contains many different types of information: the browsing history, the site cookies, the cache, and personal data among others. Many times you might want to delete…

how can you delete saved passwords from mozilla firefox

firefox - remove all passwords

Mozilla Firefox, as with most modern browsers give you the ability to save passwords for different websites and webpages. This makes web browsing easier, as it does allow you to easily log in to websites that you visit often. But sometimes you want to delete these saved passwords…of websites that you don’t use anymore or even to just remove the clutter….

how to change the wireless network name (SSID) in the network router

network ssid in asus

A network router is an important part of the home network. Although it is not strictly essential, it is an important to have a network router if you want to use multiple devices or for wireless access and for security. All network routers come with a predefined name for the network. You do not have to change these names unless you want…