The Website Workout: Are your page descriptions relevant & how to check.

11. January 2012 22:04 by Dave in Website Workout  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

This week I have a quick workout for you. All you'll be needing is good old google search and its "site:" command.

Here's a quick way to check your page title and description:

  • Pop over to your regional Google site (.co.uk in my case).
  • In the search box type in (without quotes) "site:" followed by your website url. For this site it would be "site:www.friendlywebguy.co.uk"
  • Click search
You will now see the pages that Google has indexed for your site, their page titles and descriptions. Have a quick read thru them to make sure they match up to what you would expect to see. 
 
The issue with blog / CMS systems
 
In my case I've still got quite a bit of work to do! The page title for my home page is showing the tag line. In addition to that most of the category pages are also showing the same tag line. Lastly there are pages showing up that don't exist (?page=159).
 
Looks like I have some investigation work to sort that out.

The Website Workout: Weekly Check list

31. December 2011 11:08 by Dave in Website Workout  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

To get you started on the 2012 resolutions I have put together a quick weekly check list for "Be Found", "Be Friendly" and "Be Current". Available in PDF format for easy printing.

Don't worry, they aren't time consuming. However there are a few one-off tasks which may take longer to do but no pain no gain!

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The Website Workout: Get warmed up with Google's free services

16. December 2011 22:00 by Dave in Website Workout  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)

Disclaimer: I'll admit now that I am a fan of Google's offerings. They have loads of services for you to use on your website and nearly all of them are free. You get decent tools for the job - at a price that's right.

As a warm up exercise I'll introduce you to the Google tools we will need next year. More...

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I'm a full time web developer & free-time jack of all trades for most things internet related - helping friends & local SMEs.

My main belief in life is that there is always room for pudding.

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