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How to Prepare for SEO Job Interviews: A Guide for COVID-19 & Beyond

It has been very long since I’ve had any SEO interviews, or have been part of any, but one of the things I am noticing, hearing from other people, and reading about, is how SEO job interviews are changing. Gone are the days when you can comfortably talk about spammy tactics to achieve results, or

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HTTP/2 and SEO: What It Is, and How to Check if Your Website Is Using It

Browsers, and the internet & its protocols have tremendously evolved to better serve our needs for speed, security, and reliability. New standards are developed, new checks are put in place, and even new jobs are created to implement the modern internet, so to speak. Amongst numerous upgrades to our internet experience, one of the most

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4 Chrome Extensions You Might Want to Consider for Your SEO Needs

SEO can be very time consuming & cumbersome, especially when you want to check things, or you’re doing an audit — and even more so when it gets a little tech-heavy for making sure all the tags are in place, the data layer looks good, etc. Personally, I like to go to the source code

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How You Can Find Out Exactly How Many URLs Has Google Indexed From Your Sitemap Files

Almost any SEO would know how to get to the coverage report in Google Search Console, and either look at the total indexed URLs, or specifically, look at the total of “indexed and submitted” URLs. Sounds a little blurry? Let’s work with a screenshot (below) that almost anyone would be familiar with. Per the image

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What Is a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet, and What Are Its Benefits?

With the advent of Covid-19, and historical pandemics, more and more focus is going to veganism, and whole foods based plant diet. Technically, whole foods based plant diet by itself can qualify as vegan — since it also excludes meat, dairy, seafood, poultry, etc. Basically, everything that defines vegan food. So What Differentiates Whole Foods

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3 Methods of Verifying if Google Tag Manager Is Installed Correctly

There are tons of articles, tutorials, videos, and step-by-step instructions out there that discuss whether or not your Google Analytics tag is being fired correctly — with Google Tag Manager. However, this post will take a step back, and will demonstrate how to verify if Google Tag Manager is installed correctly in the first place.

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Windows OS

5 Things You Can Easily Do to Speed Up Your Windows 10 Operating System

Modern PCs, tablets, and desktops already come up with pretty respectable tech specs, especially with RAM and processor speeds. However, you might still find a need to speed up your Windows 10 Operating System. There are tons and tons of things you can do, and indeed there are numerous resources available online (this post being

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How to Create and Submit XML Sitemaps to Google

XML sitemaps are one of the crucial pieces of information that search engines rely on to read your URLs accurately. The most significant advantage comes to fruition when your URLs aren’t linked throughout your website. In such scenarios, you can have more of an assurance that your URLs will be indexed. Having that stated, outside

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Two Accurate Ways to Verify a 301 Redirect

Any SEO, even a Developer, would know how important 301 redirects are, for any website. Depending on your need, CMS, Hosting, and Dev situation, implementing 301 redirects can range from extremely easy – to complicated. Plus, putting the 301 redirects in place is one thing; how do you actually verify? Before we get started, I

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WordPress

How to Get Rid of the ‘Uncategorized’ Category in WordPress

If you’re new to WordPress, or may have been using it for a while, one of the things probably bugging you is the existence of the “uncategorized” category. WordPress, by design, ends up choosing uncategorized as your default category. And a lot of the times, you might be able to override that by selecting another

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How to Add a Contact Form on Your WordPress Site

Back in the good old basic HTML coding days, one of the things I learned was to create a form. Honestly, that part wasn’t that hard. Even today, you could probably find a tutorial online to learn the basic concepts and code. What was hard; however, was to be able to make all the connections,

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What Is the Coriolis Effect?

If you happen to live in the Northern Hemisphere, have you ever wondered why the water swirls counter-clockwise in your toilet bowl? Or, whenever there is a hurricane and or a tornado, the winds are swirling counter-clockwise as well? Here’s another typical example: The drainage of water in your bathtub does the same. All things

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The Power of Google Search Console’s URL Inspection Tool

Almost everyone probably knows about the GSC’s URL inspection tool. In fact, one of the core purposes it’s used for is to submit an URL for getting indexed. While that’s certainly helpful, the tool serves a lot of different purposes. For those of you who aren’t that aware, Google’s URL inspection on a high-level can

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Windows OS

Do You Need an Antivirus Software for Your Windows 10 OS?

Do you remember using windows 95, 98, Vista, XP, etc. — the previous versions of Windows 10? I do! And one of the biggest concerns, and also frustrations were antivirus softwares. For me, it was a love and hate type of situation. I loved it for one reason only: A feeling that I have some

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Is Honey Vegan?

Is honey vegan? That’s a question that has been in debate for quite some time. In short, the answer is: it depends. Let’s explore the long answer. What Is the Definition of Vegan? The debate about this pretty much stems from the fact that what it means to be a vegan. The majority of times,

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WordPress

How to Setup FileZilla (FTP) for Your WordPress Site

WordPress is probably the most preferred CMSs out there with all of its plugins, themes, customization options, widgets, etc. in all of its glory! Some WP pros even tweak and work directly with .htaccess files, or various .php files. Typically it’s not an issue, but things do go wrong, and you may lose access to

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Understanding Google’s Updated Guidelines on Nofollow, Along With Sponsored, and UGC Link Attributes

Links are the essence of indexing the web. However, they’re significantly nuanced for deciphering the intent — while understanding the why and the how. Welcome to Nofollow, Sponsored, and UGC link attributes! All 3 link attributes will play a major role in SEO; but, before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s understand what happened with nofollow. How Did

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How to Configure Cloudflare CDN (for Free) for Your WordPress Site, and Verify Whether or Not It’s Working

For the uninitiated, CDN (Content Delivery Networks), helps with site speeds. Site speed, in return, helps you with SEO (amongst other things). The popularity of CDN has grown hand-in-hand, with the same growth of the importance on site speeds. Primarily, CDNs work by storing and caching your assets such as CSS files, JavaScripts, images, etc.

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How to Exclude Your Home Wi-Fi in Google Analytics Tracking, and Then Verifying the Exclusion

If you’re a blogger like I am, or if you’re maintaining a personal website, you’re probably going to your own site to constantly check things, verify things, fix, things, etc. And while that is the expected norm, have you ever wondered about how to exclude your home Wi-Fi in Google Analytics? Excluding your home traffic

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3 Basic URL Structure Best Practices for Avoiding Negative SEO Performance

People who are not technical, in fact even technical people (including developers), may not always have the time, knowledge, or accountability to stay on top of URL structure best practices — for SEO. And while all of that is fine, if that gets out of hand, and you’re growing, you’re setting yourself up for SEO

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Understanding the Core Fundamental Relationships Between Links and SEO

Note: Links and link building, in general, is hugely nuanced. This blog post won’t even come close to explaining everything, articulating all possibilities, or even touching on all points. However, this post aims to sort of take a step back, and on a basic level, understand why links are paramount to SEO. Let’s begin! We’ve

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3 Easy Steps to Implementing JSON Breadcrumb Schema Code

In my opinion, one of the biggest struggles of search engines has been to understand 2 things: context, and intent. We all know that they have come a long way in that, for instance, deciphering what the page may be about based on the h1, but even today, they are not entirely up to speed

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