5 Things You Can Improve to Rank Better

SEO is not all blood magic with formulas and enchantments. The difficulty with SEO is that you can work for days and not really see any direct influence on your rankings. You build new backlinks without seeing the impact.

diagram: Businessman's hand using tablet to search keyword on search engine

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Businessman’s hand using tablet to search keyword on search engine

Or you improve the architecture, the speed, and the internal linking and still detect no change. And the same goes for content changes. You rarely get a wow effect from isolated actions in SEO, and it can be frustrating.

But when you look back at all those days of work, you probably realize that over time, more keywords started ranking, the average rank per keyword improved, and traffic improved. SEO does work in mysterious ways, but there is one equation that often holds: the correlation between the time you spend on your SEO and the improvements you make

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GLCF grant helps nonprofits improve virtual programming

LOWELL – Virtual well-baby visits for new moms and infants. Monitoring a nest of turtle eggs in the wild. Cooking videos led by a local nutritionist. Online nature walks with a botanical illustrator.

These are just a few examples of the new online programming local nonprofits have created, thanks to technical-training classes from Lowell TeleMedia Center, funded by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.

Last spring, when the pandemic forced nonprofit organizations into lockdown mode, they moved their face-to-face programs online. However, as summer fast approached, many realized they needed help creating virtual programming to attract young people.

A baby Blanding’s turtle was hatched from a nest monitored by Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust as part of its virtual summer programming. The LPCT received LTC training to create virtual content as part of a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.COURTESY GLCF

“Kids are usually outside running around

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The Latest and Greatest Tech Gadgets to Improve Every Aspect of Your Life

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Verbit raises $60 million to improve enterprise-focused transcription software

Verbit today announced the close of a $60 million series C round ($10 million of which is debt) that the company says will bolster its product R&D efforts. Verbit CEO Tom Livne, speaking to VentureBeat via email, said the infusion will also lay the groundwork for merger and acquisition opportunities as Verbit pursues new verticals, increases the number of languages its platform supports, and hires employees to expand its international reach.

The voice and speech recognition tech market is anticipated to be worth $31.82 billion by 2025, driven by new applications in the banking, health care, and automotive industries. In fact, it’s estimated that one in five people in the U.S. interact with a smart speaker on a daily basis and that the share of Google searches conducted by voice in the country recently surpassed 30%.

Livne, who cofounded Verbit.ai with Eric Shellef and Kobi Ben Tzvi in 2017, asserts

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7 Golf Gadgets That Will Actually Improve Your Game

While any number of golf gadgets on the market might promise to improve the average golfers game, there are a handful that actually deliver. From high-end rangefinders to interactive putters that provide insight as you play, these high-tech golf tools are worth every penny. But the best golf gadgets aren’t only designed to take a few strokes off your game. There are others that give you a better understanding of the course you’re playing, along with devices that simply make your golf round a bit more fun. And with any luck at all, you’ll find yourself playing more, with better insight into your game, as you traverse your way around the course.

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Banning Porn Is a Bad Idea. There Are Other Ways To Improve the Internet

It’s 2020, and some conservatives are still hellbent on banning online porn.

Matt Walsh, a Daily Wire columnist and a culture warrior if there ever were one, wants the state to “have a role” in regulating adult content. Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor of the New York Post, insists that adult content “isn’t free speech—on the web or anywhere.” Newsweek‘s own opinion editor, Josh Hammer, has lamented at First Things that “today’s self-proclaimed liberty-minded ‘conservative’ vanguard defends licentiousness by invoking the mantle of freedom.”

And writing on the other side of today’s “Debate of the Week,” Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, has spent a good portion of his career discussing his concerns about adult entertainment and, more specifically, access to it.

As everyone is aware by now, I am a constitutional conservative. I am a Christian. I am an occasional columnist at The Federalist, whose

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Elastic Announces User Experience Monitoring and Synthetics to Improve Website Experiences

Introducing Expanded Observability Features to Enhance Measurement, Monitoring, and Understanding of Website Performance Metrics

  • Launching a new, dedicated User Experience app in Kibana to monitor key digital user experience metrics, including Core Web Vitals

  • Expanding synthetic monitoring capabilities to test and optimize websites with multistep journey checks in Elastic Uptime

  • Introducing one-click anomaly detections to detect common infrastructure issues, making it easier to keep tabs on the health of thousands of hosts or containers

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) (“Elastic”), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced expanded Elastic Observability features including user experience monitoring and synthetics to give developers new tools to test, measure, and optimize end-user digital experiences.

With the launch of a new dedicated User Experience app in Kibana, Elastic users can get a better view and understanding of how end users experience their websites. According to a recent McKinsey Digital article1, organizations that

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Japan’s SoftBank back in the black as investments improve

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Monday it bounced back to profitability in the last quarter as its investments improved in value.

The Tokyo-based company reported a 627 billion yen, or about $6.1 billion, profit in July-September, compared with a loss of 700 billion yen in the same quarter of 2019.

SoftBank said its quarterly sales rose nearly 5% to 1.35 trillion yen, or $13 billion, from 1.29 trillion yen.

SoftBank’s Vision Fund also has become profitable recently.

SoftBank, which invests in an array of companies, has sold U.S. carrier Sprint, as well as British IoT company Arm. It has also sold some its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba to raise cash for more investments.

Sprint merged with T-Mobile in April, which means Sprint is no longer part of SoftBank’s group or earnings.

The company’s chief executive, Masayoshi Son, has described hardships from the coronavirus

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Ateneo de Davao starts own satellite services to improve internet connectivity in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY – Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) has started its satellite services program in a bid to provide internet connectivity to remote areas in Mindanao.

(Photo courtesy of the Ateneo de Davao University/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering of AdDU, said the AdDU Community Connectivity Empowered by Satellite Services for Mindanao Program (ACCESS Mindanao) “is an advocacy and research program of ADDU that aims to provide internet connectivity to remote and isolated areas of Mindanao through the use of satellite technology.”

“In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, there was a surge in demand for connectivity to be put in place quickly in order to accommodate students and communities during their shift to online learning,” Sese, program leader of ACCESS Mindanao, told Manila Bulletin.

He said the project officially started in October, “but we have been working on pre-planning and

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Ontario investing $1B over 6 years to improve internet, cellphone service

The Ontario government is committing nearly $1 billion over six years to improve and expand broadband internet and cellular access across the province.

Doug Ford et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced an additional $680M for internet and cellular service across Ontario during a visit to Minden on Wednesday.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced an additional $680M for internet and cellular service across Ontario during a visit to Minden on Wednesday.

In the village of Minden on Wednesday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced an additional investment of $680 million on top of $315 million announced in 2019 to support the province’s “Up to Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action Plan.”

“Reliable, high-speed internet is no longer a luxury, it is necessary for everyday life,” said Ford. “It allows people to bank, shop, learn to get their news or watch their favourite movies and we take that for granted.”

Read more: EORN to propose billion dollar rural broadband internet expansion

Ford says providing high-speed internet to communities like Minden, about 100 kilometres north of

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