Google Webmaster Tools - Associating Multiple Domains

Google Webmaster Tools – Associate Multiple Website URLs to One

Recently I worked on a project with multiple URL’s all pointing to the exact same content.  This was killing this particular sites SEO rankings as the content was split amongst multiple domains.  In the Google Webmaster tools there were about 10 different sites all registered and all competing against each other. Google Webmaster tools only […]

Do htaccess Rules Cascade

Do htaccess rules cascade into subfolders

Do htaccess rules cascade into subfolders within your website?  By default they do.  However they do not cascade the same way that many of us might think they do.  Let’s explore how the cascading rules apply. In CSS, it is easy to learn the cascading rules by simply taking the farthest to closest approach.  Rules […]

Failed URL for HTTP Error Code Redirect Pages

Custom Apache Error Handler – Get the Error URL in PHP

Scenario   You are using an Apache and PHP environment.  You provide an ErrorDocument directive to create a common landing page for HTTP Errors (such as a custom 404 error page.)  This may have been setup either in your http.conf file or via an .htaccess file.  The rule might look like the following: ErrorDocument 404 /errors/index.php […]

Engineering Advice

10 Pieces of Real Non-Technical Engineering Advice for 2017

It’s the time of year again when most of us do performance evaluations at work.  This offered a chance to reflect on skills, experiences and other nuggets of wisdom that were gained during 2016.   These are, for the most part, non-technical nuggets of advice.  Some of these were provided by managers, some were provided by […]