Keeping Search Engines apprised of the content updates(additions/modifications/removals) is crucial for businesses to amplify user acquisition and to improve user experience. While Google’s scheduled recrawl may take up to weeks for scanning certain sites again, it is recommended to notify Google of essential content updates early to drive the needed traffic to gain maximum possible value.
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Most of the sites hold a bunch of short-lived content like Events, Job Posting. While reaching the intended audience for short-lived content is challenging, removing the expired content from Search Engine is also vital for user engagement. This can be solved by bridging Google Indexing Mechanism with Sitecore Publish Mechanism using Google Indexing API, which empowers businesses to gain maximum value by reaching the right users at the right time.
Continue reading “Request Google to crawl URLs on Sitecore Publish using Google Indexing API”
Building a strong DevContentOps within the organization helps to keep the productivity of all teams at maximum. This module eliminates friction and enables seamless collaboration between Authors, Marketers, Developers, and Operations.
Continue reading “In-Sitecore Alerts & Push Notifications: Effectively communicating Maintenance Activities to Authors & Marketers”
Being one of the key initial steps in the automation journey of the implementation, scheduling tasks is not necessarily easy and straightforward. Web applications have plenty of options to achieve this (Eg: Sitecore Scheduler, Windows Task Scheduler, Azure Logic Apps, Container CronJob, Coveo Push API, Hangfire etc.), but each option comes with pros/cons based on the needs/requirements. There are several basic and advanced considerations that needs to be thought before designing recurring scheduled tasks/workflows,
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It is quite common that an application or its integration doesn’t behave uniformly at all circumstances for all users, browsers, devices, regions etc. Most of the Performance issues and End-user exceptions are detected only after it is reported by an end user while it might be too late as it would have affected the user engagement and retention already.
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It is highly important to equip Content Authors with required tools/integrations that will help them to accomplish tasks with minimal clicks possible. When it comes to involvement of more than one person (Content Author, Content Approver), there is a high possibility of delays in taking updates live that might be time-sensitive due to expected/unexpected communication delays.
Continue reading “Accelerating Workflow Process with Sitecore + Microsoft Teams Integration Module”
Very often Content Administrators seek history of activities performed on an item like edit, publish, workflow approval etc. Though we have options like Sitecore Log Analyzer, it requires developers’ assistance while it is critical to equip Content Administrators to function independently.
Continue reading “Investigating Audit Logs with Sitecore Powershell Reports”
While we are familiar with publish:itemProcessed event that will be triggered once per processed item during publish, there might be instances where we might be looking to work on the entire list of published items all at once to accomplish the desired operations efficiently.
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Applying fixes for the Security Vulnerabilities is a critical activity needed for preventing any intrusions and for ensuring the security of the system. While it is vital to continuously monitor and apply the Security fixes released by the tools used in the implementation, it is also essential to review and deploy the previously released Security fixes for the versions of the opted tools during initial infrastructure setup. Continue reading “SOLR Security Vulnerability CVE-2019-0192 (SOLR-13301) – Disabling Config API”