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  • Posted on February 20, 2017

Disable Google Analytics from Tracking You

With over 65% of the top one-million websites using Google Analytics (according to BuiltWith), it should give you pause and make you think about how all of this information is being used. We even use Google Analytics on GeekThis to view how many visitors frequent each page. If you are unaware, Google Analytics is a website statistics service that tracks and reports traffic. Google Analytics tracks the acquisition of visitors, what pages visitors frequent, how long they spend on each page, and much more.
  • Posted on February 17, 2017

Dynamic Copyright Year when using Hugo

After the New Year I always check the footer on websites to see which sites forgot to update the copyright year. If you have a dynamic site, this shouldn’t be an issue at all since you can easily program your site to show the current year. I’ve been using Hugo for a few months to generate my static websites and wanted an easier way to update the copyright year, or better yet, not have to update the copyright year.
Submit URL to Search Engines Immediately
  • Posted on February 8, 2017

Submit URL to Search Engines Immediately

Submitting your latest blog post or web-page for indexing to the major search engines is the fastest way to get more visitors to your site. When you add a new post or page to your site, it may take a few weeks before search engines get around to crawling and indexing your latest web-page. There is no reason to wait around when you can immediately submit that latest page or post to be indexed.
Uninstall OneDrive from Windows 10 in 2017
  • Posted on February 2, 2017

Uninstall OneDrive from Windows 10 in 2017

OneDrive is that pesky neighbor that keeps showing up when you don’t want them to. Microsoft keeps trying to push their various services down everyone’s throat without any easy method to get rid of it until now. In late 2016 and early 2017 an update to Microsoft Windows 10 makes it so you can easily uninstall OneDrive from Windows 10. It only took them two years to finally give users an option to get rid of an annoying popup that everyone manually disables through the registry editor.
  • Posted on January 5, 2017

Scraping Title and Meta Data with Scrapebox

Testing the many web pages of your site to verify that the title and description tags are set properly can seem like a daunting task. Luckily if you own Scrapebox, scraping meta information becomes a lot easier. If you don’t already own Scrapebox, I wouldn’t recommend buying it as a tool just to scrape meta information because there are cheaper options. But if you do like the other tools available inside of Scrapebox, then give it a shot.