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29 July 2019
Visit SEO PBN for the whole story Private Blog Networks or PBNs have a vilified reputation of being “black hat SEO” but this is a poor way of looking at an SEO tool still used by many just by other names. Hits: 3 The post SEO PBN appeared first on Ultimate SEO | Backlinks – Forums, FAQs & Guides. …
22 July 2019
Since the crack down on internet companies like Rentboy and Backpage, Craigslist remains personal ad free. Several other sites have tried to recapture that huge amount of traffic. FOSTA being the legal challenge to site immunity of visitors actions. Doublist.com seems the most successful thus far but it isnt yet a full alternative. Locanto.com is […]
20 July 2019
Visit Link Building: Redirecting Expired Domains Backlinks for the whole story Link building is one of the harder aspects of SEO and because of this one of the least done. Unfortunately it is many times more powerful than anything you do to your page and content. No level of optimization of content will trump the power of well placed relevant backlinks. Its so hard few ever […] The post Link Building: Redirecting Expired Domains Backlinks appeared first on Ultimate SEO – Forums, FAQs & Guides. …
18 July 2019
Visit Duplicate Content Kills Your SEO for the whole story Duplicate Content – Killing Your SEO Duplicate content is a threat to your SEO rankings but not in the way you think. It is distracting you from stuff that actually matters. Google has no Duplicate Content penalty and notes much of the web is duplicate content, the question is wether your use of the content […] The post Duplicate Content Kills Your SEO appeared first on Ultimate SEO – Forums, FAQs & Guides. …
16 July 2019
Visit SEO And Migrations: Matt Cutts On Changing Domain Names for the whole story SEO And Migrations: Changing Domain Names With Matt Cutts Migrating your site from one domain name to another can be problematic and the SEO implications can be long lasting. UltimateSEO.org was not the original domain name for this site. SEOData.cloud was and it seemed great because it used three aspects of what I wanted to […] The post SEO And Migrations: Matt Cutts On Changing Domain Names appeared first on | Backlinks Audits Keywords & Guides. …
3 July 2019
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28 June 2019
Visit Political SEO: Common Mistakes Campaigns Make On Facebook for the whole story This post is largely a repost from New Media Campaigns. Its spot on and I couldn’t say it better. Some additional recommendations I’ve made for political candidates and their campaigns are included in: Political SEO and Articles Politically Tagged the main article I have on this is Political SEO: SEO Tips For Political Campaign Websites William Henry Harrison is the imagery I wanted you to consider when thinking about your social media and mistakes that could be made. As President of the United States he wasted no time in his inaugural address to deliver in detail his long plans for the country. Speaking uncovered in torrential rains history blame’s his death on the blunder of talking so long in a downpour. The end of a politician due to his messaging is the image I give you. Top Mistakes Made In Social Media By Candidates 1. Not promoting it The first tip is[Find Out More] The post Political SEO: Common Mistakes Campaigns Make On Facebook appeared first on Make An Impact | Ultimate SEO. …
26 June 2019
Visit Search Engine Ranking: Website Ranking Keywords Backlinks And All for the whole story In several previous articles we’ve covered: Domain Auditing, Page Speed And SEO, Backlinks and even some less than white hat techniques such as Private Blog Networks, Guest Posts and more. All of these are cogs in the greater overall machine which is Search Engine Optimization or SEO. To you and any other website owner it is Search Engine Position Ranking. In this article we’re going to look more holistically at the sum of the parts and how it fits together. Search Engine Marketing Vs Search Engine Optimization SEO is not Search Engine Marketing, or SEM. It is closely related but very different. In the end both mean to drive relevant traffic to a site but in different, often at odds means. SEM includes Pay Per Click or PPC traffic, but can also include more paid traffic channels. I’d argue that a good SEM landing page is an awful SEO landing[Find Out More] The post Search Engine Ranking: Website Ranking Keywords Backlinks And All appeared first on Make An Impact | Ultimate SEO. …
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ASU uses the Blackboard online platform as its course delivery system. Students can view information about their courses, including the syllabus, instructor contact information and assignments. Faculty use Blackboard to deliver course materials, including notes, assignments, test reviews, important announcements and grades. Additionally, all ASU online courses are delivered through Blackboard.
ASU won its 2019 Catalyst Award in the “Training and Professional Development” category for implementing a specialized grade submission process tool through Blackboard that allows faculty to submit grades directly into the ASU student information system. This tool saves time and minimizes human error in transferring grades from one system to another. Only 31 Catalyst Award winners were selected for 2019, including colleges and universities in the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, England, Mexico, Peru, Scotland, Spain and United Arab Emirates.
“We’re thrilled to honor this year’s Blackboard Catalyst Award winners for their commitment to improving the educational experience for all learners through educational technology and sharing these insights with the broader community,” said Lee Blakemore, Blackboard chief client officer and president of global markets. “Clients like these inspire us to accelerate innovation that drives student success, and we’re proud to be a part of their story.”
Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence by institutions, educators and technology support teams who use Blackboard products to leverage technology to improve students’ learning experience. Winners are chosen annually in seven categories:
- Leading Change
- Community Engagement
- Teaching and Learning
- Inclusive Education
- Optimizing Student Experience
- Student Success
- Training and Professional Development
More details on the Blackboard Catalyst Awards and this year’s winners are available at https://community.blackboard.com/groups/catalystawards.
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Romantic Depot operates six, soon to be seven adult stores offering sex toys and lingerie, in the New York City area. Their flagship stores are in Manhattan and the Bronx. They’ve been around for sometime and over the years their website aged along with other businesses seeking to help drive local foot traffic.
With the move to mobile devices in full demonstration the old RomanticDepot.com site was not responsive. This lead the owner of the chain to build a new site that was mobile friendly and it lead to Ultimate SEO‘s involvement overseeing the process of migrating to this new site without hurting the site’s strong local SEO presence.
Romantic Depot does have an impressive keyword positioning presence in the New York City area. Even nationally they are on page 2 of results for “sex shop“. The goal was to ensure a smooth transition to the mobile site while maintaining the SEO that had been built over the years.
The new site was largely a 1 to 1 ratio. The html static page manhattan.html went now to /manhattan/ on the WordPress site. We placed in any one off redirects, a redirect that took any url that ended in .html and would return it without the html and a redirect for the index.html homepage to come back with the WordPress homepage at /
Backlinks are the life blood of a sit’s ranking and it was important to ensure that those would be maintained with relevant content as well. Using SEMRush.com we collected all of the backlinks and their existing targets and ensured those had rules as well. While the site’s backlinks were in the tens of thousands it quick came down to a few hundred target urls that needed to be accounted for to maintain SEO.
Most of the work involved in preparing for the migration was speed performance in nature. The new site when tested on GTMetrix.com was loading in 12.6 seconds with over 400 http requests. We targeted a 3 second load and through Cloudflare.com we were able to utilize a CDN that brought the site closer to users as well as offered other benefits. Cloudflare alone brough the site load time to about 7 seconds.
We further limited content that could be on other pages for those other pages such as Google maps to the location homepages. Instituting lazy load ended up being the primary aspect of speeding up the site. Image optimization was also completed and a move to PHP7.3 from 5.6. Merging CSS and JS files also worked to reduce the requests.
With our work to provide a faster site complete the migration was completed and load times on the site are under 3 seconds for mobile users.
Multi Domain Strategy Consolidation
During the migration I also mentioned the value of building one brand. RomanticDepotSuperStore.com was the site used as the online store for the chain. The keywords and authority of this additional site were better utilized under the main domain RomanticDepot.com and this site was migrated to a subfolder /store as a separate WordPress site.
Established in 1995 and awarded every two years, the ACE Award is the highest honor a KDP chapter can earn. It recognizes KDP chapters that meet strict eligibility criteria and exhibit outstanding programming, such as initiation banquets, fundraising and community service projects, in support of KDP goals. Only 17 of the more than 650 KDP chapters won 2019 ACE Awards.
This is the third ACE Award for ASU’s Mu Gamma chapter, which was also honored in 2009 and 2013.
Additionally, the ASU chapter’s faculty counselor, Dr. Leah Carruth, assistant professor of teacher education, was named the 2018-19 Regional Chapter Counselor of the Year for the KDP West Region – and the ASU chapter’s former student president, Kimberly Maier of Crockett, who graduated in May, won a Distinguished Chapter Officer Award for 2018-19.
All the award recipients will be recognized at KDP’s 53rd Annual Convocation in October in Norfolk, Va. Carruth will also make a presentation titled “Creative Learning Centers: Activities Relevant to all Children,” and she will be accompanied by five student KDP members, who will present their Chapter Engagement Poster. Students who will attend the convocation include:
- Cora Bishoppetty of Pipe Creek (ASU chapter president)
- Cassidy Fry of Cisco
- Christy Montes of Garden City
- Byanca Sanchez of Canadian
- Katelynn Savell of Andrews
The ASU chapter will also be in the running for the Dr. Florence B. Stratemeyer Award for Chapter Excellence, the “Ace of ACEs” award, which will be presented at the convocation.
ASU’s Mu Gamma chapter has 260 active members, and all are working toward teacher certification or a graduate-level degree or certification.
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Since the crack down on internet companies like Rentboy and Backpage, Craigslist remains personal ad free. Several other sites have tried to recapture that huge amount of traffic. FOSTA being the legal challenge to site immunity of visitors actions.
Still some niche sites are trying to corner segments of the personal ad market. Craigslist Alternative blowmenow.com seeks to cover the oral sex of visitors in a craigslist like modern site. It still is yet to reach the traffic of the first two sites mentioned.
The prize of replacing Craigslist and Backpage is considerable traffic, SEO and financial benefits. Craigslist fall in ranking from personals traffic was as high as 25% based on Google Trends data.
The health repercussions remain unknown.