Google Alerts always seemed to have a rather primitive design to it – and that may very well have been the cause behind it never really gaining the popularity that it should have. Google has taken note of this and this past weekend have released a brand new design for the Google Alerts site. The core functionality of what and ...
Over the course of the last week, July 13th – July 19th Google has announced some awesome new features they have introduced to Google’s Webmaster Tools. The first is the introduction of a new reporting feature designed to help marketers troubleshoot rel-alternate-hreflang annotations (an attribute that communicates with Google if there are requirements for alternate languages on a web page). If you ...
I usually don’t showcase new software developers on here however Icecream Apps is a freeware developer whos goal is to provide free replacements for popular paid applications. Currently their focus lies on Windows based applications, however Mac versions are said to be available “soon”. In the meantime Icecream Apps opened their doors with three freeware Windows tools: Media Converter, PDF Split and Merge and Image ...
GoDaddy has launched a new service, called Get Paid, for small businesses to accept payment from anywhere, and has partnered with PayPal, Dwolla, and Stripe to ensure customers can accept all types of payment, including credit and debit cards, electronic checks and mobile payments. According to GoDaddy’s Monday announcement, Get Paid allows users to create and send invoices and estimates, accept ...
Online backup solutions are a dime a dozen these days – and chances are you’re using more than one of them yourself. Truth be told – I have backups split amongst a wide array of services: Dropbox, Onedrive, iCloud, Google Drive and SOS Online Backup – however only one of these offers me unlimited storage. Dropbox offers unlimited storage space ...
If you’ve been paying attention you probably noticed that I have been trying my best to keep the Free Webmaster Resources Directory updated with new listings. Earlier this month I added PlainEdit.NET and Sublime Text to the directory; and today I would like to introduce you all to yet another new addition to the Rapid Purple Webmaster Resources Directory: PDF ...
DynDNS used to be THE free DNS service everyone was always recommending. Unfortunately Dyn has recently announced that it’s free service will cease on May 7th, 2014. This means anyone using their free DNS hosting has to upgrade to a paid version or will get cut off. Their paid version costs $25 per year just for DNS services. So what are ...
These days it's rare that a new text/code editor comes out that brings anything remotely new or exciting to the table. There are already plenty of code editors and Notepad replacements out ...
As most webmasters will tell you - changing around your hosts file can be a pain in the ass. Now the average user, or browser, probably will never have to deal with modifying their machines hosts file ...
For those of you following any of the Rapid Purple social channels you've most likely seen my teaser posts talking about my upcoming Google+ Helpout for Basic Wordpress Assistance.
I have worked with my fair share of vBulletin forums – and often times management and customization of these forums can turn into a bit of a pain in the ass. Keeping up with vBulletin updates isn’t always the simplest of tasks; and as your forum grows security becomes more and more of an issue. Luckily vBulletin now has vBulletin ...
Small business owners might not be able to afford hiring a full-time web designer, developer and content manager to build a personalized website. Quite often they simply reject ...
Social signals as we know them have been all the rage in the SEO sphere in the past couple of years. In fact ever since Danny Sullivan first wrote a thought-provoking article on social signals and their impact on SEO way back in December of 2010 social signals have been at the tip of every webmasters tongue. Since then, social ...
I haven’t really added much new listings to our free webmaster resources directory lately – so today I wanted to bring you 2 amazingly useful and free programs. PDFFill as a free alternative to Adobe Acrobat Pro, depending on the functions you need; and Rankaware which essentially brings our online SEO Panel to your desktop allowing you to keep track of ...
Referrer logging may not be a term you hear very often – however it is absolutely crucial to the success of your website and your marketing campaigns. See referrer logs are used to allow web servers and websites to identify where people are visiting them from – either for promotional or security purposes. They allow you to find out which ...
I mentioned a while ago the importance of having your business registered with Dun & Bradstreet, and if you never read that article – you really should. Once you’re done, head on over to CreditSignal and get your totally free D&B business credit report. Find out exactly what’s listed about your business. Your business credit report should be handled in much ...
Volusion has rolled out their latest product update, and this one was VERY highly requested. Seamless Amazon Integration, available to Gold plans and above. This latest addition to the Volusion software makes it easier than ever for anyone looking to open an online store to get their products in front of millions of shoppers. Because the integration is all handled directly by ...
It’s spent a lengthy two years in beta, but RIOT 0.5 has finally been released. And it just might have been worth the wait. The major addition in the new build of the image compression tool is Full Auto Mode. Reducing the size of JPG, PNG and GIF files can be a complex business, and if you’re put off by talk of Chroma ...