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Redirects

Knee Deep in Redirects

Oh boy, I’m busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! My desire to upgrade my Tidbits site has taught me another valuable lesson. Here’s the lesson: When converting a site from Joomla to WordPress (or changing platforms), do not change the category structure or the file naming convention. In other […]

Another Blogging Plugin-LinkWithin

Another Blogging Plugin-LinkWithin

Now that I’m not on a breakneck writing pace, I’ve got time to goof off a lot more. I noticed on Prerna and Kidgas’ blogs they had a neat little linking tool that linked to other posts within their blogs.  I didn’t notice it at first, but as I continued to visit their blogs, I […]

Do You Have a Sitemap?

Do You Have a Sitemap?

If you have a website or a blog and you have not added your site map to Google Webmaster tools, you should take the time to do so. Back in the Stone Age when I first got online I barely knew what a sitemap was. I spent some time reading in various forums trying to […]

Google Indexing Speed

Google Indexing Speed

Some time ago, I wrote a post about switching one of my Google-step-child-sites from a hand coded site to a Joomla site. I made the switch because I originally hand coded the site several years ago and things have changed since then (and I’ve learned a lot since then). Not to belabor the point (for […]

Only Time Will Tell

Only Time Will Tell

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on converting one of my sites (the one Google doesn’t like), from a hand coded site to a Joomla site. The other day as I was browsing the internet (when I was supposed to be working) I came across Joomla. I don’t know what rock I’ve been […]

Looking for Feedback

Looking for Feedback

I’ve found a cool open source free software called CamStudio that allows me to create tutorials.  It captures my screen activity, thus allowing me to create instructional videos.  CamStudio isn’t new and has been around for quite some time.  I’m just thrilled to have stumbled across it. To test it out, I created a short […]

Brand Your Blog with a Favicon

Brand Your Blog with a Favicon

Favicons are those cute little icons that are displayed next to a webpage’s URL, bookmark or internet browser tab. It helps you to brand your website or blog. After all, most folks are familiar with the white B with the orange background. I don’t even have to mention the owner of the favicon, everyone knows […]

What Not to Do When Creating a Website

What Not to Do When Creating a Website

I’ve made mention from time to time about my website mistakes. After playing around with it a little over the weekend, I thought it would be nice to share with you the “What not to do’s” when it comes to creating a website. I’m able to create this list because it’s everything that I did […]

Site Maps - Detecting and Fixing Broken Links (for free)

Site Maps – Detecting and Fixing Broken Links (for free)

It’s rather frustrating to check into Google Webmaster Tools only to find that one of my site maps has several broken links. Not quite understanding what I did wrong I decided to fix the site map and website broken links once and for all. Even though my website (www.tidbitsandstuff.com) isn’t very large (approx 430 pages), […]

How I Converted My Web Site into a WordPress Blog

How I Converted My Web Site into a WordPress Blog

As some of you may know I’m somewhat new to this blogging arena. Yes I had started up a blogspot blog quite some time ago but was never serious about it. I was old-fashioned and believed that the way to make money on the Internet was to have a static website. Don’t get me wrong; […]

Validate Your Blog to Keep it Healthy

Validate Your Blog to Keep it Healthy

Every so often it’s good to do a blog checkup. Every blogger knows that it’s very important to add new, original and worthwhile content, but do you make sure that your blog’s code is healthy. Maintain a Healthy Blog When I say healthy, I mean from the technical aspect of validating the code and checking […]

Learn HTML to Help Your Online Freelance Writing Career

Learn HTML to Help Your Online Freelance Writing Career

If you are a freelance writer looking to become an entrepreneur and make substantial income from your home based internet business, you should add learning basic HTML coding to your arsenal of skills. Folks who know how to type have a leg up on the non-typists. Not because of skill, but because of speed. HTML […]