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Doc is an old pre-windows days bulletin board system operator (SysOp) turned net guru. He specializes in CloudFlare setup. SEO. Social Media. Tweaking and Modding WordPress. General Webmaster Net Help. His advice has always been FREE and still is! Have questions? Contact Doc. Referrer Spam

I discovered in this blogs referrer logs about a month ago. Since then it’s been popping up in all my sites logs a lot. Sometimes 25 times each day. However navigating to redirects a visitor to That website is offering this code to add share buttons to your website. I’ll be damn if i would insert that code into my website. My first thought was it could be used for phishing social media login credentials when someone…
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Best WordPress SEO Plugin By Yoast

yoast wordpress seo

Just a quick plug for Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin I have tried many SEO Plugins for WordPress but Yoast WordPress SEO is without a doubt the best! It’s important if you want to rank well in search indexes. Having the proper meta tags and especially open graph meta for social sharing. Yoast SEO does a fantastic job of managing your Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter meta. It even supports twitter cards. If your using another SEO plugin simply deactivate it…
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Is Your Website HTML5 Compliant?

It’s time to update your websites HTML to HTML5 to be complaint with today’s web standards. If you are running WordPress like this blog it’s HTML5 Compliant out of the box so to speak. But often themes and plugins are not complaint and throw up errors. Best bet is to start here: W3C Markup Validation Service. Copy and paste your websites url and run the validator. Be sure to check other pages and articles besides your home page. My advice…
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CloudFlare Universal SSL Here Are Some Helpful Tips

CloudFlare Universal SSL

CloudFlare just added their Popular Universal SSL to free accounts. Earlier today, CloudFlare enabled Universal SSL: HTTPS support for all sites by default. CloudFlare SSL provides state-of-the-art encryption between browsers and CloudFlare’s edge servers keeping web traffic private and secure from tampering. “I’ve been using CloudFlare flexible SSL with the pro plan for a few months. And to be honest it was a PITA getting my pages secured showing the browser padlock since this was my 1st venture using SSL….
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Google Gives Authorship The Boot!

Google Authorship Is Dead

Google via it’s spokesperson John Mueller is saying, “we’ve made the difficult decision to stop showing authorship in search results.“ The post went on to say. I’ve been involved since we first started testing authorship markup and displaying it in search results. We’ve gotten lots of useful feedback from all kinds of webmasters and users, and we’ve tweaked, updated, and honed recognition and displaying of authorship information. Unfortunately, we’ve also observed that this information isn’t as useful to our users…
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Google Refines Authorship Removes Photos & Circles

Google Revises Authorship Program

If your websites search results lost it’s Google authorship profile photo and circles here’s why According to this Google Plus post by John Mueller “We’ve been doing lots of work to clean up the visual design of our search results, in particular creating a better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices. As a part of this, we’re simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, removing the profile photo and circle count. (Our…
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Advanced WordPress Bad Bot Blocking Using Bad Behavior

How To Block Malicious Content Thieves

Are you running a WordPress blog and suffering from resource draining and content theft? If so here are two things you can implement that will show the abusers the door. These days there are a multitude of resource hogs that will eat up your websites hosting resources really fast. If you are social sharing your blog articles the risk of getting your website shut down (especially if on shared hosting) is high. The net is like the old wild wild…
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How To Properly Implement Google Authorship In WordPress

doing Google authorship the right way

There is a lot of well meaning but wrong information on the net regarding Google Authorship, so i decided to lay it out for fellow WordPress authors. In a nutshell – authorship should only be displayed on your WordPress posts. Lets start out with what you shouldn’t do. Then i will explain how I do it. The first no-no is adding authorship into your header manually. While this will pass the Google structured data testing tool, it puts it everywhere…
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IPv6 Is Making The Rounds Are You Ready?

IPv6 global get ready today

I have been seeing quite a bit of IPv6 entries in my stats lately Gotta admit i was not up on it, and when i noticed this entry 2a03:2880:11:1ff1:: i was saying to myself what the heck is that? (not exactly in those words.) That’s an IPv6 address. Really weird looking i must say. I did a little digging and came up with this website where you can test your ISP and browser for IPv6 compatibility. Check out the…
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The Cure For Adobe Flash Player Crash In Firefox Browser

Waterfox The 64 Bit Firefox Alternative

For better than a year i have experienced annoying adobe flash player crashes in Firefox web browser I kept waiting on a Firefox update that would fix it. Gawd knows how many reports i filed with Adobe when their flash player crashed. Firefox updates came and went with flash crashing as usual. Before we go any further i should point out this flash player crash fix is for 64 bit Windows Seven users with Mozilla’s Firefox web browser only. I…
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Changing Website Provider And Dealing With Broken Links

Moving Website And Avoiding Broken Links

In the car business it’s common to change website providers. But most everyone in the business has a different permalink structure. So your probably thinking, what’s a permalink and why should i be concerned about it? It all has to do with a little thing called “Back Links.” These are links that lead to your dealership from indexed search links, different publications your vehicles are shared with, social media shares, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Etc. If you change your website…
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Changing Car Dealer Website Provider? Read This First

Car Dealer Internet Help Cheap!

Do you know how to properly set up your car dealer website to be search engine friendly? And especially how to target your local area properly? The old saying “The grass is always greener on the other side of the street is often true” and that’s also often said about car dealer website providers. So lets assume you have a car dealer website but are not happy with it for one reason or another and want to contract with another…
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Baidu Scraper Bots Using EU IP’s To Circumvent Blocking

Show Baidu Spider The Door

If your a webmaster you have most likely seen Baidu crawling your website using China and Hong Kong IP’s. I block all of China as a country because there is little my sites offer, if absolutely anything at all that Chinese web surfers would be interested in. This has worked well for a couple of years. But recently i noticed a large number of hits coming from EU (Europe) IP’s. A quick whois lookup shows it’s Baidu circumventing my blocking…
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How To Remove A Property In Google Analytic’s 2014

Google Analytics Property Delete View

If your trying to figure out how to remove a “Property” in the latest Google Analytic’s for 2014 here is how to do it. First sign into your Google Analytic’s Account. Next click on the Admin Tab in the header. From here select the property you want to delete from the Property Tab. Next on your right click the View Settings Link. Go to the bottom of the View Settings page and click the Delete Property link in the lower…
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Retired Car Dealer Offering Internet & Social Media Help

Doc's Car Dealer Internet Help

Budget Car Dealer Internet And Social Media Marketing Help! It makes common sense to have an internet geek with experience in the car business, optimize or consult on your car dealer website’s nuts and bolts. Many so called pros do not know the car business. And while most car dealer websites look the same, it’s how they digitally present your car lot to search engines and social media that scores the most leads! Having 40 years in the car business…
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Fixing Broken Structured Data Elements In Artisteer Themes

Artisteer Structional Data Errors Fix

Are you using an Artisteer 4.2 generated theme with WordPress and experiencing Google Webmaster Tools structured data Hentry or Hcard errors? If so here is the quick easy fix for ya.. 😉 There are several articles dealing with structured data errors on the net, but none were written specifically for Artisteer which has a different file structure. So since i have been battling this problem for probably three months or better I decided to lay this out for any others…
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Got A WebStore? How To Automate Social Inventory Sharing

Automate Your WebStore Social Sharing

Chances are if your an Internet Merchant you are selling on a WebStore. If so here is a FREE trick to automate sharing all your store inventory on the social web. Most everyone is familiar with Twitter Facebook and Google Plus social networks. But have you heard of RSS before? If not RSS can be used to connect your WebStore to the social web. From WikiPedia: RSS (Rich Site Summary); originally RDF Site Summary; often dubbed Really Simple Syndication, uses…
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WordPress Structured Data Hatom Errors

WordPress Hatom Errors

I’m running several WordPress blogs with Authorship setup on them and are stumped on why Google Webmaster Tools is loaded up with structured data errors. I am using Artisteer 4.2.0 Standard Edition to generate my WordPress themes. Artisteer support did come up with a fix for there themes and using a static home landing page. Please try changing the following files: 1. in libraries/wrappers.php echo ‘<‘.$heading.’>’.$title.'</’.$heading.’>’; 2. The “author” class, as well as the “vcard” element with a “url fn…
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Best Auto Dealer Website Inventory Manager

Need Dealer Support Call Doc

Lets face it, there are a lot of Auto Dealer Website and Inventory Management solutions available. Everyone claims their company provides the best dealer website and inventory management services, but lots of them simply can’t produce what they promised their client. And just because a sites web pages might look good to the dealer that just signed up for service, that don’t necessarily mean they look good to Google and Bing web search crawlers which is most important! If you…
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Sell More Cars Online Using Fast Paced Auto Dealer Internet Technology

Car Dealers In The Internet Age

Times have changed drastically for Auto Dealers in the past decade. Car business is quickly changing and smart dealers are embracing Internet tech to score more leads. Are you keeping up with changing technology that effects your bottom line? Auto dealers are notoriously late adopters of new tech. In our current state of rapid technological advancement more and more dealerships are closing their doors forever. Don’t let that happen to your dealership! Are you are a small independent auto dealer…
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