Why Stars are better than Grades in ReviewRating

This is a draft!   Google, its Structured Data / Rich Snippets tester and schema.org have a semantical bug in the the Rating Schema (imo). It does not understand, that “grade 1” can be better than “grade 6”, the bestRating value always needs to be a higher value, even if you define those values properly.…

valid Google Charts HTTPS certificate

When trying to fetch charts from the default Google Charts API URL via HTTPS, you are going to get a certificate error because of the cert not being valid for the domain. The Google Charts service is available via different URLs but some of them seem to be invalid with the certificate. A valid SSL…

Why replacing Apache by nginx improves SEO

I recently switched to nginx from Apache webserver and noticed improved SERP. Google’s Webmastertools show you why: Google gives your website a measured contingent of time its bot crawls your site. nginx’ reponse time is like 4 times faster than Apache, thus Google can crawl more content. Besides that, Google (mainly AdSense) lowers your website’s…