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      Installing FFmpeg on CentOS

      Below is a quick and easy command line method to install the FFmpeg libraries on a CentOS machine. FFmpeg is required if you are planning to launch a video uploads website such as Youtube and Vimeo using video CMS scripts such as Clipbucket and CumulusClips. The RPM Fusion repository depends on...
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      Complete list of Screaming Frog Pagespeed API Diagnostics & Metrics

      Some of you performing speed and performance audits using the Google pagespeed API hooked up to Screaming Frog may find this table useful. I find it useful for Vlookups against metrics and diagnostics when reporting back on speed audits using Lighthouse and Pagespeed API. Note: all API metrics...
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      Run Screaming Frog in the Cloud on Windows Server

      If you’re honing your technical SEO skills and finding that tools such as Screaming Frog are taking too long to complete the crawl. Or the resource requirement is hogging down your computer! Why don’t you invest in a budget Window Server VPS? Seriously, if you have a paid license of Screaming...
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      Nofollow Link Highlighter - Free Chrome Browser Extension

      The Nofollow Link Highlighter is a free Chrome browser extension to highlight all the nofollow, sponsored and user-generated content (UGC) links on a webpage in an active browser tab. What makes this extension different from other nofollow highlighter chrome extensions is that it used less...
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      Hide The Ads Google Chrome Extension

      The Hide The Ads is a lightweight extension for the Chrome web browser that easily allows you to hide all of the intrusive Google ads at the top and bottom of the search results without the need of using a dedicated Ad Blocking program. This extension seeks out the element wrappers that contain...
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      Hide People Also Asked (PAA) Google Chrome Extension

      The Hide People Also Asked is a lightweight extension for the Chrome web browser that easily allows you to hide the People Also Asked box. People Also Asked is a great resource for most people. But, for power users, developers, and digital marketing experts. The People Also Asked box can be an...
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      Dropped .UK Domains 11th April 2022

      Here are the dropped .uk domains for the date of 11th April 2022. domain 01.org.uk 0x2a.uk 1-pwr.co.uk 100allout.co.uk 101petexpress.uk 10th-planet.co.uk 10xpurecoffee.co.uk 11plusmastery.co.uk 121psychics.co.uk 123stamps.co.uk 14stgeorgest.co.uk 158consulting.co.uk...
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      Google Sheets Regex for excluding subfolders

      If you have a website that have multiple international territories hosted in subfolder. Use the formula below to exclude the subfolders. This will give you cleaner data to isolate and sort. An example usage URL remapping for migrations. =not(regexmatch(A:A...
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      Modify or Deploy Meta Viewport - Google Tag Manager

      In this short tutorial, I will show you how to modify or deploy the viewport meta tag (the viewport is the user's visible area of a web page) using Google Tag Manager (GTM). This tutorial is aimed at marketers and developers that are unsure how to edit the HTML DOM head for legacy or outdated...
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      Open-source tools & projects that use Lighthouse

      Free open-source tools that integrate Google Lighthouse libraries as part of their main tool offering. To begin with I have posted this set of tools for my own usage. But, if like me, you find value in the tools feel free to comment below and suggest more Lighthouse tools to add to the list...
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      How to Force HTTPS using .htaccess (cPanel)

      Go to File Manager in cPanel and open .htaccess inside the public_html folder. To force all web traffic to use HTTPS, insert the following lines of code in the .htaccess file in your website’s public_html folder. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off RewriteRule ^(.*)$...
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      Canonical Tag Override using Google Tag Manager

      In this guide, I will be showing you how to override the canonical tag URL using Google Tag Manager. I will show you how to override a canonical tag URL and how to edit in bulk using a lookup table. Why would you use GTM to override the canonical tag? Some CMSes and eCommerce platforms do not...
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      Websites to use DNS Prefetching & Prefetching

      Increase speed and performance by using DNS Prefetch and Preconnect. Below is a common list of websites where you would typically use Prefetching & Preconnects. For websites that request open connections to many third parties, this latency can significantly reduce loading performance thus...
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      Hide H1 Heading using JS & Tag Manager

      If you require to hide the H1 heading on a single page without editing the site's HTML (or don't have CMS access). I'm going to show you an easy hack using a simple JS script deployed using Google Tag Manager (GTM). Assuming you know the basics on how to deploy Tag with GTM. Step 1, create a...
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      NoIndex (MetaRobots) URLs with Tag Manager

      This easy-to-follow tutorial will show you how to deploy the noindex meta robots tag on a URL using Google Tag Manager and jQuery. This method is useful for digital marketers and SEO professionals that unfortunately do not have access to edit the DOM head on a client's website. Which can be an...
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      Force redirect www URLs to non-www (htaccess)

      To redirect all www. requests to non-www, add the following directive early on in your .htaccess file. This will force any www. requests to use non-www. using SEO-friendly 301 redirects. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.domain.com [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://domain.com/$1...
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      Save 100–500 ms webpage load time using Resource Hints

      Preload, dns-prefetch, prerender, preconnect, and prefetch are commonly known as Resource Hints (by W3C). They are used for informing the web browser that your website intends to establish connections to assets and resources, and that you would like the process to start as soon as possible. You...
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      Automate JSON-LD Breadcrumbs & Navigation Breadcrumbs

      In this handy tutorial, I will show you how to automate schema JSON-LD breadcrumb schema. This will save you time on having to manually build schema breadcrumbs for each page. The schema breadcrumbs are what helps Google and other leading search engines use to determine the structure of...
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      Extract Core Web Vitals & Lighthouse Insights in Bulk

      This tutorial will show you how to extract the Core Web Vitals scores and Lighthouse insights in a convenient way that will save you time on collecting the data to help inform your technical SEO auditing and analysis. I started to use this method back in Summer 2020 and have saved countless...
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      Fetch the WordPress header outside the loop (embed plugins & shortcodes)

      Easy to follow guide (allow a few hours for the first instance) to use WordPress PHP shortcodes outside of the WordPress loop environment. This will allow you to modify a static web page (or sitewide) to call in dynamic functionality provided by popular WordPress plugins. This guide assumes...