Install IIS SEO Toolkit in Windows 8.1

Today I was trying to install the SEO Toolkit in IIS 8.5 running in my Windows 8.1 desktop machine. It appears that the Web Pl has not been updated to allow the installation of it, but you can easily install it if you use the MSI directly so feel free to install them from: IIS…

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It has been a long time since last post

Wow, just realized that in the last 6 months I’ve only had a chance to post 2 items and I think it is about time to start this going again. So why this much silence? Well, About 8 months ago a couple of big changes happened at my division as described in this link. As…

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Using Windows Authentication with Web Deploy and WMSVC

By default in Windows Server 2008 when you are using the Web Management Service (WMSVC) and Web Deploy (also known as MSDeploy) it will use Basic authentication to perform your deployments. If you want to enable Windows Authentication you will need to set a registry key so that the Web Management Service also supports using…

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Razor Migration Notes 2: Use URL Rewrite to maintain your Page rankings (SEO)

This is the second note of the series: 1: Moving a SitemapPath Control to ASP.NET Web Pages My current Web Site was built using ASP.NET 2.0 and WebForms, that means that all of my pages have the extension .aspx. While moving each page to use ASP.NET Web Pages their extension is being changed to .cshtml,…

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Get IIS bindings at runtime without being an Administrator

Today there was a question in StackOverflow asking whether it was possible to read the IIS binding information such as Port and Protocols from the ASP.NET application itself to try to handle redirects from HTTP to HTTPS in a way that was reliable without worrying about using different ports than 80/443. Turns out this is…

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Managing ASP.NET Configuration Settings using IIS Manager

Today somebody asked a question about how to manage some ASP.NET configuration settings such as changing the trust level of the application and adding a few application settings and changing compilation settings to debug. I thought it would be trivial to search the web for an article or something that would show the features we…

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Using the SEO Toolkit to generate a Sitemap of a remote Web Site

The SEO Toolkit includes a set of features (like Robots Editor and Sitemap Editor) that only work when you are working with a local copy of your Web Site. The reason behind it is that we have to understand where we need to save the files that we need to generate (like Robots.txt and Sitemap…

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Free SEO Analysis using IIS SEO Toolkit

In my spare time I’ve been thinking about new ideas for the SEO Toolkit, and it occurred to me that rather than continuing trying to figure out more reports and better diagnostics against some random fake sites, that it could be interesting to ask openly for anyone that is wanting a free SEO analysis report…

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IIS SEO Toolkit and W3C Validation Service

One thing that I’ve been asked several times about the SEO Toolkit is if it does a full standards validation on the markup and content that is processed, and if not, to add support for more comprehensive standards validation, in particular XHTML and HTML 4.01. Currently the markup validation performed by the SEO Toolkit is…

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IIS SEO Toolkit Available in 10 Languages

A couple of months ago I blogged about the release of the v1.0.1 of the IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit. In March we released the localized versions of the SEO Toolkit so now it is available in 10 languages: English, Japanese, French, Russian, Korean, German, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Italian and Chinese Traditional. Here are all…

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