What is a Robots.txt File

One of my customers was looking through her website statistics and she saw something called a robots.txt file.  “What the heck is it?” she asked. Robots.txt is a file that search engines use. It tells search engines to ignore the contents of certain file folders. For example, you may not want your images listed on […]

Five Interesting Links – November 2010

I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!  In between the turkey and the football games I also hope you have time to enjoy these five articles: 12 Top Online Entrepreneurs Share How Hard They Work –  We’ve all seen get rich schemes for making money online.  “Work just one hour a day. You too […]

Remember Your Website Statistics

Once your website is up and running be sure to get a website statistics program.  Exactly what one you get isn’t as important as the fact that you have one.  A statistics program will help you: see where your traffic is coming from discover who links to your site monitor website traffic growth learn what […]

Do Not Try This at Home – Part Two

This is the second part of a response to an article on the Wall Street Journal entitled How to Create a Successful Web Site For Nothing (or Almost Nothing). You can see part one of my response here. In part one I analyzed points one through three of the article. Today I’m going to take […]

Google Analytics

Recently someone asked me if I had a favorite website statistics application.  After giving it some thought I think that Google Analytics is my favorite.  It’s free.  They give a lot of data.  The graphics are wonderful.  Visit their site and check out the product tour.

Stats Question

A few weeks ago one of my customers had a question about her website statistics program. “When I look at my website report page with the second highest number of page views is  ‘/’.  What page is that?” Excellent question. The “/”  in the stats program indicates the home page. However you’ll want to look […]

Websites 101 – Website Statistics

Most web hosts provide a free statistics program. If you’re unsure if your host offers one give your host a call and ask. Website statistics are a good way to track your website’s growth and learn more about your visitors. Page Views One website statistic that I always look at is page views. A page […]