Joomla! v 1.5 Search Engine Friendly URLs (SEF URLs) A. What are SEF URLs? SEF means “search engine friendly.” Websites are considered search engine friendly if the pages can easily be found by search engines. One part of this is nonparameterized URLs. In version 1.5, Joomla! offers three different options you can choose to build SEF URLs. Let's have a look at the normal Joomla! URLs: These URLs are very long and contain a lot of parameters. This makes it obvious the pages are constructed dynamically. Some believe Google and other search engines often ignore these URLs or don't place them at the top of the result list. Other than search engine impact, there are other advantages of SEF URLs: • The URLs contain keywords. • The URLs are much shorter. • The URLs are more “human friendly.” This is an advantage for search engines, because indexing your site is more accurate. Long URLs break in blogs and in emails where the shorter SEF URLs do not. Even for humans, SEF URLs are better because increased readability makes it easier to remember the address or to share a web page with friends. Combined, these benefits translate to more site visitors. B. Search Engine Friendly URL Configuration You have to do all important changes in the “Global Configuration” dialog.
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No doubt you have heard of and are probably well acquainted with Gmail. It’s an email interface most of us have used. You may be less familiar with Google’s “other” email offer: Inbox What makes it better than Gmail? It’s much faster at reading/processing emails than Gmail, especially when it comes to newsletters. Inbox provides … Continue reading "3 Reasons why you should use Google Inbox instead of Gmail"
Opera Browser (free) now includes a free VPN. Apart from the security benefits, this can also be handy when it comes to testing your own website from another location, especially when doing web development. Read more about the VPN security features in this post discussing the release of Opera Browser 40: www.opera.com/blogs/desktop/2016/09/free-vpn-in-opera-browser-40/ How does this … Continue reading "Opera – a free VPN Browser"
When people receive an email from you, do you want to them to see this image in place of your avatar/profile picture? Do you want people to think your business hasn’t setup email correctly? Currently, if you are sending emails and not providing SPF or DKIM records in your DNS zone, Gmail/Google users will now see the … Continue reading "Is your email authenticated? If it’s not, will recipient’s trust you?"
We all use email, and probably these days simply take it for granted. Are there some things to be aware of when choosing how to setup your email? Yes! Let’s explain. Email is like a mobile phone number, it’s not something you want to change often (if at all) and it’s also something you want … Continue reading "Email essentials"
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