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Are you Addicted?

Full sized image: smartphone-addiction The World Inside Our Phones The thing that has made the smartphone so addictive is the number of uses for these cellular devices. The smartphone is not something that is just for calling people anymore. Most people that have smartphones will go for days without actually making any phone calls. So… Read More

[How-to] Host a static website on a AWS S3 bucket

As you may already know, Amazon offers the best cloud services through an initiative called Amazon Web Services (or simply Amazon AWS). Among the available services are some that, when combined, allow the hosting of websites to be effortless and with a relatively low (and scalable) cost. One such service is called Simple Storage Service… Read More

[How-to] Host a static website with Google Cloud – GCP

This step-by-step guide shows you how to set up a Cloud Storage bucket to host a static website. Static websites can include client-side codings such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. They cannot contain dynamic code such as server-side scripts such as PHP. Why Google Cloud Storage? It is amazingly fast for pennies a month! You… Read More

SEO insights from Google’s John Mueller

Google’s webmaster trends analyst John Mueller provided us with many remarkable answers to our SEO questions. Mobile-first Make sure mobile versions aren’t oversimplified. Make sure to keep relevant content and descriptive sections. Content All HTML is read + used by Google, even if its commented out. Google doesn’t treat HTML content differently depending on whether… Read More

How Yoast Offers a New Schema Markup With Its Latest Update

Yoast SEO is offering a revamped Schema markup with its most recent update, version 11.0. Rather than helping your content rank higher, Schema markup makes your listings look better on the search page. Anyone using WordPress with the Yoast SEO plugin can now access the revamped schema version. Putting it into practice comes with several… Read More

HTML sitemap w/o a WP Plugin

Have you heard about HTML sitemap? Well, it offers easy navigation for your website visitors. To be more precise, it’s the bulleted outline text version of a website. The visitors can use the sitemap to easily find/locate any topic which they can’t find searching through the whole website menus. The best part is that HTML… Read More

Google adds short names and URLs to Google My Business listings

It’s Your Google Name, and It’s Much Shorter This Time Google finally rolls it out; the simplest way to do business is with a name that everyone can remember and, maybe even more critical, say. Hence, it’s called “short names.” That daunting task of sharing the URL string of your Google-My-Business page has been lifted…. Read More

7 Essential SEO Trends You Need to Know in 2019

We don’t need to tell you that staying abreast of the latest SEO tactics is the key to success in business today. In fact, a 2018 survey shows that more than half of marketers consider growing their website traffic a major priority.  If you haven’t latched on to 2019’s most important SEO trends yet, time is running… Read More

Hiring an SEO Expert vs DIY in 2019

According to Forbes, 90 percent of the world’s data was created in the past two years. That certainly makes it a challenge to become an expert in any field, especially as more information gets piled onto the internet.  In fact, the growth of this information and the expansion of the internet makes it more difficult for customers to find you… Read More

Installing Memcached

Memcached is a general-purpose distributed in-memory object caching system, which is often used to speed up and optimize back-end dynamic database performance. It does this by temporarily storing data and objects in the servers RAM/memory (like rendering a popular WordPress page on your blog). This reduces the number of direct requests to your databases, saving… Read More