Truth is stranger than fiction

Aug 17, 6:11 PM EDT’Auction’ of NSA tools sends security companies scrambling

TPP Text is Still Top Secret

Hacker releases cell phone numbers, personal emails of House Democrats

“It’s time for new revelations now. All of you may have heard about the DCCC hack. As you see I wasn’t wasting my time! It was even easier than in the case of the DNC breach.” –  Guccifer 2.0

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26B. in its largest acquisition evar.

You can’t make these headlines up

The state of net neutrality

Net neutrality? What net neutrality?

There is an entire website dedicated to listing the websites that are blocked in P.R.C.

Privacy? What privacy?

There are products designed to block signals to your mobile phone in your pocket, so that you can “hide” your location from the government.

It’s safe to say that privacy is dead.

We are living in an Orwellian world, where closed circuit television constantly captures our activities in real-time.

Julian Assange talks about Geopolitics, Hillary Clinton and TPP, TTIP, TISA

WikiLeaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system

2016 Collapse of the USD

WESTERN VALUES HEADING TOWARD OBLIVION

what is seo? definitions for dummies

Here are all of the definitions of what is seo found on the Internets. Yes, I checked the entire Internet.

Wiktionary.org

search engine optimization

Contents

1 English
1.1 Noun
1.1.1 Synonyms
1.1.2 Translations

English
Noun

search engine optimization ‎(uncountable)

The use of various techniques to improve a web site’s ranking in search engines in the hopes of attracting more visitors.

Synonyms

SEO

Translations
[show ▼]1. improvement of a web site’s ranking in search engines


WEBOPEDIA
Search engine optimization is a methodology of strategies, techniques and tactics used to increase the amount of visitors to a website by obtaining a high-ranking placement in the search results page of a search engine (SERP) — including Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.

It is common practice for Internet users to not click through pages and pages of search results, so where a site ranks in a search is essential for directing more traffic toward the site. The higher a website naturally ranks in organic results of a search, the greater the chance that that site will be visited by a user.


What Is SEO?

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the name given to activity that attempts to improve search engine rankings.

In search results, Google displays links to pages it considers relevant and authoritative. Authority is mostly measured by analyzing the number and quality of links from other web pages.

In simple terms, your web pages have the potential to rank in Google, as long as other web pages link to them.

Keyword Research

Keyword Research

This article examines low-competition keyword research. There’s no silver bullet with SEO. In fact, one reason it’s so complex is because of the myriad of things you “must” do. That can feel overwhelming.

But who has time to check every single box on the SEO best practices checklist?

If there is one thing you can’t skip, it’s keyword research.

It’s the foundation of a good SEO strategy. But how do you choose the best keywords?

Finding the best keywords for your website is the foundation of a white hat SEO strategy.

With a white hat keyword strategy as a base, everything you do to optimize for search is built on stable ground.

Finding low competition keywords

The reality is that new domains and websites don’t do well on search engines initially. There are only about 10 search results for most SERPs on the first page, so your website won’t be at the of the SERPs if you are just getting started with SEO. This is a process that takes time. And while reaching the Top 10 may be the ultimate goal, first we would like some measurable growth for our organization and to establish our SEO on the web presence.

We begin by finding keywords with low competition. Once results are achieved in this area then higher competition keywords may be selected and targeted.

“With greater competition comes greater search volume.”

  • Ben Parker

SEO experts often advise finding high volume low competition keywords, however we recommend not focusing too much on high search volume keywords at first, although they are good to know about.

Our goal is to choose the ‘best’ possible keywords, and the white hat way is to instead, focus on finding keywords that are relevant to your subject matter and your business.

The first priority is knowing your target audience and your business. This is kind of more related to market analysis and Software Engineering and Project Management.  Where discovery of requirements and business processes lead to deliverable documents describing the fully fleshed out details of it. This is a time consuming task.

“Asking the right questions will take you far.”

  • Corporal White

The second priority, finding low competition keywords, requires knowing your site’s Competitive Power.

So focusing on low competition keywords and not aiming too high in the beginning can be a good way to get started.

So how low competition should you go?

It is different for each site. It depends on how convicted the client is about staying true to the brand messaging.

How new is your website? How new is your domain? How much content do your have on your website?

The answers to all of the above paint the picture of your site’s competitive power and domain authority.

How to find low competition keywords

It is supposed to be easy when using the alexa difficulty keyword difficulty tool. We find it difficult to use. However there are other tools as well on the Internet.  Keep in mind that alexa is a difficult premium subscription service and a free account with them is only slightly better than a kick in the pants.  I actually prefer to use Google instead of alexa since about 20 years ago.

The keyword planner that Google AdWords provides helps you find keyword ideas, based on:

  • Relevance to the word or phrase you input
  • Avg Monthly Searches
  • Competition
  • Suggested Bid (for AdWords plans)

When browsing the results of keyword ideas, be on the lookout for relevant ones that have low competition and high average monthly searches.  This emphasis on relevance means the signal-noise ratio is high. Focusing only on keyword ideas that are truly related to what is being searched for is definitely a time saver.

Now it’s time to review the keywords that are being used in the website project and apply the new ones found on the keyword planner.

Have fun!

References for Keyword Research:

  1. Keyword Planner – Google Adwords
  2. The Art & Science of Website Optimization – Yoast
  3. Free SERP Checker

XML Advantages and Disadvantages

Some more about XML:

Well-formed XML conforms to syntax rules, while valid XML conforms to syntax and a DTD.

Some Advantages:

  • portable
  • easy to share
  • no middleware
  • greater flexibility
  • minimal overhead

While disadvantages include:

  • There is no optimization of queries.
  • It is not as rigid as a DBMS.
  • There is no built-in security model.
  • It doesn’t have the ACID properties, but a DBMS does.
  • The number of users is a (performance) consideration.
  • Static or dynamic content is another consideration for determining when appropriate to use.
  • Data is not normalized, duplications are not eliminated.
  • XML is case-sensitive.

It is difficult to express a relationship between non-hierarchical nodes.

Element vs Attributes:

i. attributes when you’re CERTAIN the element will only have 1 value associated with it.
ii. you are certain that the attributes will never need to be expressed in terms of children.
iii. otherwise, make it an element.

Overview

Some advantages of XML include its portability, ease of sharing, lack of middle-ware, greater flexibility, and minimal overhead.

While disadvantages include no optimization of queries, not as rigid as a DBMS, no built-in security model, it isn’t ACID like DBMS, # users a consideration, static or dynamic?, as well as being redundant and verbose.

Acquisition of ReverendDavis.org

Acquisition of ReverendDavis.org

We are very excited and pleased to announce our acquisition of ReverendDavis.org. If you have never heard of Rev. Gary Davis, then chances are you’ve heard music that was directly inspired by his influence.  For instance, The Grateful Dead.  The original master of the genuine Cocaine Blues, Rev. Davis had an extraordinary guitar experience as a child growing up in the early 1900’s.  He had witnessed ragtime piano and ragtime guitar playing as well as having been a part of a string band himself at one point.

We are looking forward to working with the direct students of the Master finger picker himself, (Blind) Reverend Gary Davis.

ReverendDavis.org is a non-profit website in which a community of enthusiasts may contribute their memories, videos, audio as well as photography and commentary.

Currently, there are a couple of videos hosted on the site, which are available in HTML 5 Video Mpeg 4 format.  We are always looking for more photography and plan to host even more videos of the Reverend. The whole world will be able to see his guitar mastery.

We are particularly proud of the writing done on this site. We are also particularly proud to be a part of this organization.  We are excited to see it growing everyday. It doesn’t matter what your guitar skill is. If you are interested in old blues and finger picking then this web site is packed with information for you.  It is definitely worth reading the article about Rev. Davis’s favorite guitar, the Gibson J-200.  Our research for this article is impeccable.  You are sure to enjoy it.  The appreciation of guitars and music is always a nice feeling. It is something for everybody to enjoy. Best wishes in your music journey, no matter what kind of music you enjoy.  We welcome you to contact us for registration and/or inquiries.