Google Webmaster Warning: Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files

Google has sent out mass notifications warning saying that the accessibility of CSS or Javascript can be a ranking factor.

I have received a warning from “Google Search Console Team” (previously called Google Webmaster Tools) with the title “Googlebot cannot access CSS and JS files on http://www.[website].com/“. I am sure many webmasters are concerned like I am as I see plenty of buzz in Twitter already. Continue reading

/index.htm added to url in Google Analytics reporting

Recently I noticed the Google Analytics report for one of the websites started displaying index.htm added after every url. This was very strange as none of our website uses index.htm in the url.

What was even worse was that these url were giving a 404 error when clicked – obviously, because our website follows a structure as and if index.htm was appended to every url, ie, – this was giving a not found error. Continue reading

SEO in plain English

Heard a lot about it SEO? But don’t know what it is! Then read on. All it is in very simple terms is making your website the best it can be for your visitors and search engines. To best understand this concept, think about who your website target audience is. In a nut shell it is the people and not the search engines that are looking for what you have to offer on your website. Continue reading