urn:uuid:323f29a3-d323-5e1b-b399-f9eec5951400 Topic: Webmaster – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-05-14T01:40:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:c477dd2d-c31d-43ba-8b27-2fdcd82456ca 2021-12-29T01:27:00Z 2022-05-14T01:40:00Z Bing stops accepting Sitemap pings, switch to IndexNow instead Bing (and Yandex) no longer wants to be notified of updates to your website’s XML sitemap file anymore. Send the updated URLs directly with IndexNow API instead. <p>The Microsoft Bing search engine has quietly stopped accepting XML Sitemap pings over the holiday break. XML Sitemaps are a structured data format that contains a list of a website’s primary pages. Websites can proactively ping search engines when they publish changes to request that the search engine come and index their new pages.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/sitemap-ping-indexnow.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3e5f80e2-f19e-4b2a-9780-caccb42854df 2018-10-23T15:07:00Z 2018-10-23T15:07:00Z Changes to how Mozilla Readability extract metadata in Firefox 63 Firefox’s Reading Mode now prefers Dublin Core and Open Graph Protocol metadata when available over other metadata sources. <p>Mozilla Readability will now extract document metadata from Dublin Core and Open Graph Protocol <code>meta</code> tags instead of trying to guess article titles.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/mozilla-readability-metadata.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:005d7589-37ba-4889-bf88-9386488e413a 2018-09-28T11:26:00Z 2018-09-28T11:26:00Z New browser extension lets you opt-out of Google AMP A new browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that gives people the choice to opt-out of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in favor of the open web. <p>The decentralized nature of the web, as it is, is under serious threat from initiatives like the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project spearheaded by Google. Search engines are becoming content repositories for large sections of the web. Many major web publishers have already ceded control over their own websites and handed over a treasure trove of data about their audiences to Bing and Google.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/amp2html-extension.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:c97f6c01-ddc2-4b86-bf19-88c1387a1b66 2018-06-19T13:24:00Z 2018-06-19T13:24:00Z Moved to Hetzner VPS: Shorter legal docs as a competitive advantage Linode required me to agree to updated Terms of Service with not enough time to review them. Hetzner’s full contract was shorter than Linode’s preamble. <p>Do you read the often lengthy legal agreements required by your Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting provider? I guess that many skip past these documents, but I read them. My now former VPS hosting provider, Linode, sent me a shedload of updated legal agreements at 23.00 on a Friday night before a long weekend with just six days to review the documents before they went into effect.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/hetzner-vps-short-legal-docs.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:0867aace-70ea-45f4-9637-5c500fc55365 2017-11-09T00:17:00Z 2017-11-09T00:17:00Z First impressions of KeyChest – A TLS certificate expiration tracker The new cost-free service helps you keep on top of service maintenance by sending you an email notifications before your HTTPS certificates expire. <p>On today’s web; admins have to keep track of dozens or more certificates for their various domains and servers. Manually keeping an eye on one or two website certificates and making sure they haven’t expired is tedious work and prone to human error. You’ll eventually realize that you need an automated tool, and KeyChest is hoping to be it.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-keychest.html">Read more …</a></p>