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Google Rankings With Freshness Update

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The freshness update that Google has implemented in its algorithm opens up greater opportunities for websites to increase their overall rankings. With slight adjustments to older content bloggers can benefit from this update. The Google Freshness Update is great for searchers because it ensures fresh content and also benefits bloggers who are rewarded for making the appropriate changes to their content.

Bloggers can update content via different methods. The following goes a little deeper into these methods.

Because Google wishes to reward bloggers who create content more frequently, websites that update their content on a regular basis will be scored with higher rankings. But, just posting new content more frequently is not the only factor that should be considered. The quality of your content is also important. Posting high quality content on a regular basis is the best combination to ensure your SERP rankings increase.

Top Tools And Resources For Your Website

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The best tools and resources for your website include a content management system such as WordPress, along with a good web hosting company and some other tools that will help bring in traffic to your site. WordPress is the top recommended publishing platform for building and maintaining a website. It's flexible to a wide variety of your specific needs, whether as a hobby or to set up your own business. A few other content management platforms are available, but WordPress is definitely worth investigating. This site runs no DotNetNuke for instance.

BlueHost or InMotion is recommended for any self-hosted website. This option gives you more freedom and flexibility as far as the design and content you want to place on your site or blog. The tech support from BlueHost has earned the company plenty of good reviews. And the Pro account at InMotion provides great Wordpress hosting at an incredible price.

Important Metrics For Ranking A Website

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The importance of various metrics and how these factors influence your website's ranking in the search engine results is an essential part of boosting your site's ranking. Factors, such as PR, MOZ rank, domain authority and page authority are certainly important; however, another important metric is Trust Flow. Here's how these factors can influence SERP results.

Google Page Rank

Relevant links from high authority websites can influence page rank. These links can help a site rank, but it is only one factor of many that must be considered.

Domain Authority

Moz.com introduced Domain Authority as a measure of 3 factors, domain size, popularity and age. The higher this number, the more credibility the site has. Credibility is determined by the number of quality links pointing to a page or site. A popular website with numerous outside links as well as excellent interlinking will typically have greater credibility. This domain authority score is important for ranking with Google.

4 Shortcuts To Improving Your Google Indexing

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If your website can't easily be found on Google, few people will know that it actually exists! As the largest and most popular search engine, acquiring organic traffic is imperative to meeting the website owner's goals.

Try the following 4 tips to guide you in improving your website's Google indexing results:

1. Ensure You Exist on Google

Don't bother with the submission form that Google has. Instead, aim to get a backlink to your site from a website of repute. This shows that your site is well-thought of and that you're not just a spammer. Neil Patel explains how Google crawls your site in this article.

Udacity And Google Introduce An Android Programming Course Aimed At Novices

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Google wishes to encourage people to master programming -- particularly for its' Android interface. Although the firm has already provided several courses on programming, they were usually aimed at people with at a bit of basic programming knowledge.

From today, Google's Android Basics Nanodegree course is offered on Udacity - the web educational platform. It is the first time Google has promoted an Android nanodegree class intended for those with no knowledge of programming.

Shanea King-Roberson, Google's program manager, said that Google wanted to make Android development understandable and accessible to all, so that irrespective of your circumstances, you can master app building and enhance the lives of others.

Where Can Software Engineers Earn The Most?

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Software engineers are in demand now than ever before. There are certain countries where you'll earn more money for your skill and hard work. Here's a list of the 12 countries where software engineering pays the most on average.

12. France: $54,700

Employees also in the country where they get one of the best qualities of life.

11. United Kingdom: $56,200

The rate is around $13,000 more than an average employee in the country.

10. Canada: $57,500

The job was ranked 12th best in a 2015 Best Jobs article from Canadian Business.

9. New Zealand: $59,600

The country has a shortage of software engineers.

8. Sweden: $61,400

No shortages but the role is in demand.

7. Germany: $63,800

SAP and Siemens is one of the world's largest corporations and based here.

6. Australia: $65,900

Software engineers earn around $4,000 more than the average citizen.

5. Israel: $70,700

It is Bloomberg's 6th most favorable countries for tech firms, making it a software engineer's dream.

4. Denmark: $71,500

Polaris has just bought 65% of Configit and will expand the company.

3. United States: $76,000

It is the home of Silicon Valley, and software engineers earn around $20,000 more than the average citizen.

2. Norway: $81,400

The downside here is the pay is $15,000 on average less than the average worker.

1. Switzerland: $104,200

This is just an average, and many are paid much more!

Day in the life...Software Engineer

5 Ways To Re-Present Your Original Blog Content

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Blog posts are usually the most popular method of publishing original content on our platforms. But what are the best ways to use those written words to create a different piece of content?

Try these 5 ideas to repurpose your blog content:

1. Record yourself or someone else reading out the blog content word for word and create an audio file.

Publish and make the audio available as a podcast, bonus for subscribers or free content for subscriber list building.

2. Repackage the Content as an Infographic

Visually represent the most important points and concepts from your blog.

Publish as a bonus for subscribers or free content for subscriber list building. Or share as an image on social media with a link back to your blog post or some other destination.

In an era where many people prefer to digest information and ideas visually and quickly, infographics can be the perfect bite-size option. As well as the greater likelihood of them being shared, they are great bait for those persons who still like to read in-depth content.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in 2016

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Many companies ignore Search Engine Optimization because they payoff is not apparent immediately and they often do not know what needs to be done to improve their position in the search engines. But it is vital especially for new and smaller companies and there are certain factors that you can work on that will provide a lift.

The three keys to a better ranking in Google are backlinks, page speed and content. A recent study looked at 20 possible ranking factors and determined that five of the twenty were the most important. First was the number of websites that have links to yours. If the number of sites linking to you is high, Google will rank you better. This is classic SEO. It is common to think that the quality of a backlink is important. The quantity is also still very important. While getting links from similar sites is great.

Whole Site Delivery with Amazon CloudFront

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It is no doubt that Amazon has turned out to be one of the most respectable and the biggest online store in the whole world. Many people simply refer to this site each time they have a need for something with the best possible price. You can find almost anything you need here. More importantly, it allows you to enjoy better deals for every purchase that you make. Amazon has come up with a content delivery web service known as Amazon CloudFront. This new service is also integrated with other web service products from Amazon. That way, the developers and businesses will find an easy way to deliver their content to the end users and enjoy high data transfer speeds and low latency. More interestingly, the clients will also enjoy no minimum usage commitments. Feel free to read the rest of this article to find out more about whole site delivery with Amazon CloudFront.

The CloudFront from Amazon is designed to deliver various functions. Focusing on all the great uses of Amazon CloudFront might be too big to handle for a short article like this one. Thus, let us shift our focus on a certain use of Amazon CloudFront. This time, we like to pay more attention how Amazon CloudFront is used to deliver an entire site of the client.

Microsoft Promised to Make Bing Profitable

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Microsoft released their first quarter earnings report today and they made good on their promise that their search engine, Bing, would be profitable in 2016. Bing made over $1 billion in the first quarter of the year, quite a feet. Revenue grew in coordination with the release of Windows 10 which allowed search to be profitable.

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