Medium Wont Add Canonical Links Despite Broken Import Tool


Medium has to be one of the most disjointed platforms I’ve ever used. Their import tool recently stopped working, inexplicably, simply throwing this error, with no further explanation: Without the import tool, it’s impossible to set a canonical link back to the original source of the content (which should definitely be your own blog) – risking duplicate content SEO penalties...

Phishing with internationalised domains


While on a train this morning, one of my close friends sent me this WhatsApp message: The person who sent it to me is not usually someone to send out scams or spam, but, to me at least, this message, did not look legit. It smelled strongly of a phishing scam. However, it was a link to – so how was this going to phish me? Of course they are not giving away 3000 free pairs of...

Lack of Godaddy email support prompts me to move


I’ve been a customer of GoDaddy for several years. Recently, I’ve required to use their support service. Unusually, they don’t offer email support – just phone, or live-chat On more than one occasion, live-chat has been unavailable, and making a call hasn’t been convenient. Secondly, live-chat only works with a persistent connection. Working on a train, for example, means you’ll often be...

Clearing Chrome Internal DNS cache


Visiting a url, but getting the (old dns) version of a page?
I was too.
Turns out that Chrome keeps an internal DNS cache.
You can view it by visiting the following ‘url’ (enter this in your address bar in Chrome)

Launching – the commercial website to our Camberley based web design and software development consultancy


Today I launched our commercial website –  Cohoda is a Camberley based web design agency and software consultancy. I’ve been contracting through Cohoda LTD since I made the leap into being self employed in 2012, but have only just got round to creating our own website. It’s a bit sparse at the moment but I’ll add details about other projects we’ve worked on soon...