You may be using Apache solr search on your production Drupal site (maybe even through your Acquia hosting, where it comes as a free option), but may have been testing on your local version of your site without that search option enabled. I've found the documentation on setting up Solr locally for your Drupal site a little lacking online, so here is a tutorial on how I did it myself. Now testing on my local site is easy, since my two search environments are pretty much identical!
Let me tackle the issue of the site's content, in terms of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) first - because I think it's one of the most impactful. In this post, we'll talk about how to improve your site's organic search rankings (organic, meaning that this isn't related to Adwords or paid advertisement), from a content (rather than site architecture or structure) point-of-view. More specifically, we'll discuss having (1) good quality content, (2) links to your site from external sites and (3) content freshness.
It's not going to be long, even if you're not a pro Drupal web admin/developer, that you will run into a situation when you want to apply a module patch (from the module's issue queue) to your site. Fear not! It's actually not as bad as it seems at first glance. In this tutorial we'll go over it step-by-step.
Ever wanted to do a quick module or theme test without having to setup an entire drupal clean install locally? Ever needed to setup a quick clean drupal core install just to show a couple of potential module functionalities for a colleague or brainstorming meeting?
If you need a super quick clean Drupal install ON THE FLY, simpletest.me is here to the rescue.
Maps are all the rage these days! Have you been wanting to create maps on your Drupal website? You may want to display office locations, locations for projects you've worked on or simply to show desirable businesses that are in your vicinity? When you want to map multiple locations, provide views-based filtering or want to have custom map markers, embedding a Google map may simple not be enough. You need the OpenLayers module which integrates beautifully with Views!
People cite sooo many ways to check if a site is running Drupal or not. Some are easy, but not entirely accurate and others are a little harder to do, but more accurate. Rather than giving you an entirely full list (considering that you're probably already overwhelmed with the options online), let me give you a small subset with a commentary on which are more likely to be accurate.