HowTo Change Default Search Engine For Firefox Browser

Monday, 19. September 2011

As many may know, while using FireFox it is possible to search stuff directly from the address bar. Simply type your search term where the URL usually appears and press the Enter key. You will be taken directly to the search engine set by default in your Firefox configurations.

If you ever want to change this to something else such as Google.co.uk for example, simply follow the following tips

1) Open Firefox and type about:config in the Address bar and then press the enter key.
2) If you have never been here before you may have to promise you are going to be careful!
3) In the filter field enter and search for keyword.url.
4) Double click on this entry. It will open a dialog box where you can edit the URL for your preferred search engine. Please see the screenshot for more details.
5) Once, done the changes will automatically be applied on so there is no manual saving!

Magento SEO – XML Sitemap For Google and Other search engines

Wednesday, 3. August 2011

Google and many major search engines can crawl your site for some useful information that can the be exposed to their search results.

The best way to share your store’s information with such crawlers is via the XML sitemap. The easiest way to provide a sitemap of your store to the search engines is probably through the use of robots.txt file.

The Sitemap directive of the robots.txt will help to direct the search engines to the location of the sitemap file for your store. Here is how the directive is specified inside the file.

 Sitemap: http://www.yourdomain.com/sitemap.xml

You can also register the your store’s sitemap manually to search engines any time. You can register sitemaps to:

Google Webmaster tools
Yahoo! Site Explorer
Bing Webmaster Center

There is also a free Magento extension that may help automate manual submission to major search engines which can be found here XML sitemap submission