*** OVERVIEW ***
When you view JK Design Web projects that are in development, your Web browser will normally store the Web site’s HTML pages, images and Flash files on your local computer, and on subsequent visits your Web browser may attempt to redisplay the same HTML data that was stored on your local computer instead of displaying the most current HTML data that is on the server.
Browsers do this so they do not have to download as much information on repeat visits, and Web pages then appear to load quicker. Unfortunately when browsers do this, it means you may not be viewing the latest development changes that exist on the server.
*** DELETE YOUR BROWSER CACHE ***
To ensure you are not viewing older HTML data that was stored on your local computer, it is important that you always clear your browser’s cache before you return to a Web development project that is in-progress. This forces your computer to download and display the most current HTML files from the server, to your local computer.
For help on deleting your Cache, see this WikiHow Page
*** DELETE YOUR BROWSER COOKIES ***
It can also be helpful to delete your browser’s cookies before you return to a Web development project that is utilizing user tracking, client logins or e-commerce shopping carts.
For help on deleting your Cookies, see this WikiHow Page
*** DELETE YOUR STORED FLASH WEBSITES ***
If your Web site is using Flash, deleting your Web Browser Cache & Cookies will not necessarily also delete your stored Flash Websites, which is treated separately.
For help on deleting your stored Flash Websites, see this Adobe Page
*** BEFORE CHECKING SEO RESULTS ***
Note that if you are trying different keyword searches on Search Engines, to see what page your site is on, you must first perform the following, or you will have skewed results!:
1. First, be sure you are NOT logged into the search engine! Sign Out first!. Otherwise, your Google Web History (aka: Google Personalized Search) will prioritize sites in your results, that you have linked to from Google before. For more info, see: www.google.com/history. Other Search Engines such as Bing and Yahoo may have similar issues.
2. Next, Clear both your Cache and Cookies as per the instructions above. Otherwise, your Search History may prioritize sites in your results, that you have linked to from Search Engines before. This history may be stored in Cookies on your computer.
3. Last, and not as important, if you have Google Toolbar installed on your machine (meaning you have the small Google Search Box available in the top right of your Web browser), then you should Clear your Google Toolbar History. Simply right-click on top of the search area in the Toolbar, then select Clear search history. For more information, see the #2 option at this link, for Clearing your Google Toolbar History.