Recently, a friend of mine asked what I thought of her website. The website had been up for several years and she wasn’t sure if it was working properly. I offered to take a look and give her a very basic assessment. This was not going to be an assessment of the quality of the site, but rather the mechanics.
The first thing I did was a “whois” to check the domain age and find out where the site was hosted. To my surprise, she didn’t even own the domain name. A computer consultant had purchased the domain originally and never transferred ownership to her.
The second thing was to find out if all the pages were indexed by Google, Bing & Yahoo. Everything looked good there. The website was being indexed by the major search engines.
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Dave is a developer for Yellow Frog Media where he works on websites for small to medium sized businesses. In the past he has served as a blogger, teacher, software developer and project manager. He resides in Arlington, Texas with his wife Charlotte and their four-legged child. (A Jack Russell Terrier mix named Eddie).