Python Simple 404 Checker

I hate wasting time doing the same thing over and over and over again*.

So I wrote this little python tool to check for a 404 Header Response for a made-up URL on a domain to save me from the drudgery of doing it by hand, to give me absolute consistency of checking, and to give me an audit trail of URLs checked and responses.

*unless it’s perfectly acceptable time-wasting like watching cat videos, obviously.

#SEO #SEOTools #Python #WebDev #TechnicalSEO
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How To Do SEO Website Migrations Properly

I’ve been listening to various SEOs and webmasters recently espousing how they do SEO Site Migrations and how they worry because they normally lose rankings and traffic for a while.

I don’t understand that. I’ve done a large number of site migrations and I have never lost traffic or rankings – not once.

In fact, the usual state of affairs is that I have gained traffic and rankings.

This tutorial covers how I do it, with an Excel checklist into the bargain.

#SEO #SEOTutorials #SiteMigrations #Redirects #HTTPS
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TWIS How to Block Staging Server

Click here to discover how to block your staging server from Google’s index, and how to remove URLs if it does get indexed.

Contact me to get help removing your URLs from Google’s index, or preventing your staging and development URLs from getting indexed in the first place.

#SEO #SiteMigrations #WebDev #Redirects #Indexation #GoogleSearchConsole
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The Week In Search 18 August 2017

Click here to read the very latest SEO News and Updates for w/e 18th August 2017. It is packed with a fine array of news, insights, and actions to keep your SEO tip-top:

– Google Sends Out HTTPS Warnings;
– Google Issues Structured Data Spam Manual Actions;
– Google Releases 6 Second Video Previews in Mobile Search;
– 33% Increase in Voice Search Languages;
– How to Block Your Staging Server;
– As well as some exceptionally interesting Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #HTTPS #StructuredData #MobileSearch #VoiceSearch #WebDev
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Google Advises SEOs to teach JS Devs

Read the mildly surprising news that Google is advising SEOs to teach JS devs, and the kerfuffle that followed. JS is just not giving up and going away, but people said that about Adobe Flash, and look how that turned out.

Contact me to chat about how to ensure JS and SEO play nicely together.

#SEO #JavaScript #WebDev #KnowledgeSharing
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Google Mobile First Not Mobile Friendly

With Google’s Mobile First Index looming, it really is time to get your mobile websites fully in order. Just being mobile friendly is not enough and, unless Google backflips completely, you need to get ahead of the game on this one.

Click the link to read why Google’s Mobile First Index is not Mobile Friendly.

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Basic SEO Guides Internal Links

Basic SEO Internal Linking This page gives an introduction to basic SEO internal linking – that is linking to pages within the site. This should be done for information architecture, usability and optimisation reasons. #SEOGuides #SEOStrategy #InternalLinking… Read More


Basic SEO Guides Robots.txt

Basic Robots.txt – An Introduction: This page gives an basic introduction to basic robots.txt, its usefulness for SEO, Google rankings and how to construct one. #SEOGuides #SEOStrategy #Robotstxt #Googlebot… Read More


Basic SEO Guides Keyword Research

Basic SEO Keyword Research – An Introduction Keyword research, even in a basic form, is the cornerstone of any SEO campaign, or content planning. Get it right and you will see invaluable insights into what your users want to find out about. You will also be able to use it to structure information architecture, internal… Read More


The Week In Search SEO News 24 Mar 2017

What’s happened this week? It’s been a fairly quiet week in organic search terms, but not in other areas, as  Google gets caught up in a storm over ads and controversial content, while it also releases Adwords Close Variants. Site hacks in 2016 were also on the agenda, tappable shortcuts got released and webmasters breathed easier as the date of the mobile-first index is… Read More