What Is A 404 Error Page? Why Are They So Important?

When you make a request for an address in a browser, a series of events happen in a matter of microseconds: You type an address with http or https and hit enter. The http stands for hypertext transfer protocol and is routed to a domain name server. Https is a secure connection where the host and browser do a handshake and send data encrypted. The domain name server looks up where the domain is pointing

How To Increase Search Ranking By Finding, Monitoring, and Redirecting 404 Errors In WordPress

We’re helping an enterprise client right now with implementing a new WordPress site. They’re a multi-location, multi-language business and have had some poor results with regard to search over recent years. When we were planning their new site, we identified a few issues: Archives – they had several sites in the last decade with a demonstrable difference in their site’s URL structure. When we tested old page links, they were 404’d on their latest site.

ClickMeter: Campaign Link Tracking, Affiliate Tracking, and Conversion Tracking

Tracking link activity is often, unfortunately, an afterthought when companies are developing campaigns, monitoring affiliate link tracking, or measuring conversions. The lack of discipline in developing and tracking links can cause a plethora of issues downstream that make it virtually impossible to measure performance across mediums and channels. ClickMeter is a centralized platform with an associated API that enables companies, agencies, advertisers, and publishers to build processes around implementing and measuring their link click-through rates.

9 Deadly Mistakes that Make Sites Slow

Slow websites influence bounce rates, conversion rates, and even your search engine rankings. That said, I’m surprised by the number of sites that are still gruelingly slow. Adam showed me a site today hosted on GoDaddy that was taking in excess of 10 seconds to load. That poor person thinks they’re saving a couple bucks on hosting… instead they’re losing tons of money because prospective clients are bailing on them. We’ve grown our readership quite

Updatable: Update any CMS, Ecommerce Platform or Static Website

Responsive brochure and ecommerce sites with up to date content are more important than ever. The ability to update your site isn’t limited to content changes, it’s also to continue optimizing pages for search, mobile, and conversions. In this day and age, it’s a bit startling that almost half of marketers have to contact their IT department to make basic changes to their website on a weekly basis – but it’s true. Ayima announced the

Finally, It’s Time to Retire Your WWW

Sites like ours that have been around for a decade accumulated rank on pages that have sustained incredible traffic over the years. As with most sites, our domain was www.martech.zone. In recent years, the www has become less prominent on sites… but we kept ours because that subdomain had so much authority with search engines. Until now! Moz has a great breakdown of changes with 301 Redirects that Google has announced which are helping search-centric sites