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5 Important Things to Know about Offshore Web Hosting

Web hosting is an important part of running a successful website. If you’re looking for web hosting, it’s important to understand what is available and the benefits that come with each type. 

This article will discuss offshore hosting, which means hosting a website on a server that is located outside of your country. So if you’re considering opting for an offshore web host for your business site, here are five important things to know.

Offshore Web Hosts Value Data Privacy and Anonymity

If you want to run a website in the United States and you’re worried about your personal data being made public, offshore web hosting is the right option for you. The servers are located in other countries that have laws protecting information and restricting it from being shared with the government or any third party without consent. For instance, offshore web hosts from the Netherlands are praised for their strict data protection, as well as known to protect against identity theft. 

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What is the best SEO technique so far to get the quality backlink?



Our team has been working hard on outreach emails, backlink exchanges, and writing articles. In less than a year, our search traffic tripled, Nightwatch has been listed as one of the best SEO tools available on the market, and our users’ base has been steadily growing ever since.

Let’s explore some of our favorite and most successful link building strategies:

1. Link reclamation — unlinked mentions

Link reclamation does not have to be limited to fixing the broken links (which you can identify using Nightwatch for example). It relates to any opportunity where your brand or resource is mentioned and could be linked to, but is not.

Missing out on the opportunity to get a backlink for your brand where your business is already mentioned is like passing on the 5000 sales just because you forgot to include the “buy” button.

To understand and master how you can use link reclamation to your technique, you need the right tools. Our recent discovery — Brand24 has been a massive help in discovering new... read more

The Best Practices for Using Citations in Your Content

In a recent article, we identified citations as one of the next big things in SEO content. Citations are nothing new in the world of copy. Any copywriter worth his or her salt will know exactly how to go about building a basic citation into online content. As for the rest of us…well, if it’s been a while since we were in school, tackling citations may pose a bit of a challenge. Since these handy little credibility builders are the next big thing in SEO content, we think it’s high time for a crash course in citations that includes some best practices to put to use.

What Is A Citation?

According to Forbes, a citation boils down your company (and hopefully your website) being mentioned on someone else’s website. The sentence you just read is a citation. It’s one of the simplest things to build into content. It doesn’t take a lot of technical understanding or fancy formatting. Overall, citations are easy to create. The true footwork is in ensuring your citations are the bes... read more

SVG Tutorial

What is SVG?

  • SVG, Scalable Vector Graphics is an XML based language to define vector based graphics.

  • SVG is intended to display images over the web.

  • Being vector images, SVG image never loses quality no matter how they are zoomed out or resized.

  • SVG images supports interactivity and animation.

  • SVG is a W3C standard.

  • Others image formats like raster images can also be clubbed with SVG images.

  • SVG integrates well with XSLT and DOM of HTML.

Advantages

  • Use any text editor to create and edit SVG images.

  • Being XML based, SVG images are searchable, indexable and can be scripted and compressed.

  • SVG images are highly scalable as they never loses quality no matter how they are zoomed out or resized

  • Good printing quality at any resolution

  • SVG is an Open Standard

Disadvantages

  • Being text format size is larger then compared to binary formatted raster images.

  • Size can be big even for small image.

Example

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Four Types of Remarketing

 

Marketers know the majority of site visitors leave without taking any action. These people can be encouraged to return to the site with the help of traditional or dynamic remarketing.

Nowadays, however, the Internet is full of advertising, so it’s vital for each campaign to stand out from the crowd by using the most relevant and useful content. To achieve this, you can use the incredible potential of special types of remarketing.

The aim of this article is to expand your knowledge of remarketing possibilities and explain new ways to use remarketing to reach your goals.

Multi-level remarketing
Thanks to this function, you can show users different adverts promoting new offers, and even change the frequency of ad impressions, depending on the number of days since their last visit to your site. Such tactics are suitable for products or services that have a long sales cycle or trial period.

For example, we have a list of people who have bought a printer in our store. Our ... read more

script.aculo.us Tutorial

What is script.aculo.us?

script.aculo.us is a JavaScript library built on top of the Prototype JavaScript Framework, enhancing the GUI and giving Web 2.0 experience to the web users.

script.aculo.us was developed by Thomas Fuchs and it was first released to the public in June 2005.

script.aculo.us provides dynamic visual effects and user interface elements via the Document Object Model (DOM).

The Prototype JavaScript Framework is a JavaScript framework created by Sam Stephenson that provides an Ajax framework and other utilities.

How to Install script.aculo.us?

It is quite simple to install the script.aculo.us library. It can be set up in three simple steps −

  • Go to the download page to download the latest version in a convenient package.

  • Unpack the downloaded package and you will find the following folders −

    • lib − contains prototype.js file.

    • src − contains the following 8 files −

      • builder.js
      • controls.js
      • dragdrop.js
      • effects.js
      • scriptaculous.js
      • slider.js... read more

Can I hit 10k visitor to my blog without advertising (just doing SEO)?


Absolutely. In fact, I once took a Shopify site from 1,500 to 10,000 visitors in just under 6 months. And here’s a secret that SEO consultants don’t want you to know: it’s really not that hard to do, but it does require a bit of a time investment.

Here was my strategy:

  • I researched all the relevant keywords for my niche using SEMrush.
  • I now use SEMrush’s Keyword Magic Tool because it’s ridiculously awesome (note: I’m not affiliated with SEMrush, I just love their software). The trick is to aim for search terms that have a Keyword Difficulty (KD) of 70% or below. I don’t have a scientific answer for this, but I’ve had a lot of success with targeting keywords at or under 70% KD.
  • One other alternative is Topic.
  • I exported the data to Excel and created keyword groups with 3–5 keywords in each group
  • I then created blog posts for each topic where I aimed for 1% keyword usage
  • I also made sure to reach out to bloggers and I asked them if they wanted to work together in any way. For the ... read more

What are the most expensive skills for freelancing?

Highest Paying Freelancing Skills

1. Programming And Software Development

Programming jobs, especially software and mobile app development, pays the highest for freelancers. Only because it’s a skill that’s quite difficult to master and there aren’t many good coders out there. So, the demand for good coders is pretty high.

If you want to make an income like James, start learning to code. And I don’t mean learning through free courses on CodeAcademy or Udemy. They’ll only take you through the basics. You’ll need to invest some money and time into learning and practicing to develop proper coding skills.

Of course, you won’t be able to start charging $1,000 an hour right away. You’ll have to gradually build up your reputation. If you have solid skills in programming languages like iOS and WebGL, you could start charging somewhere around $150 per hour, or more.

According to a recent UpWork survey, Bitcoin developers also have high demand. Most Bitcoin developers earn over $200 per hour.

2. Socia... read more

Why is Japan's handling of this pandemic so bad compared to their neighbors?


I think the wealthy nations that fared the worst have something in common: Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada, the US, Brazil, Sweden in the early days, all treated the economy and health as being opposing priorities, and tried to get away with half-assing both.

The ones that did the best are the ones that had strong, swift lockdowns and made an effort to offer even-handed, if not always adequate, ongoing financial aid in the meantime.

Countries like Canada and the US and Japan, which applied ridiculously convoluted means testing and conditions on financial aid, saw undue politicization and partisanship, extreme processing delays, uneven distribution, extinctions of entire industries, and, most pertinent to your question, increased unwillingness among the public to cooperate with health measures.

If you give people a choice between potentially getting sick or definitely losing their jobs, they’ll typically choose the former. And then they’ll retcon whatever narrative it takes, even if it’s a cra... read more

Why are so many (software) engineers against the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Because a bloody toaster does not need wifi. No, it doesn’t. I don’t care what any of you say. When wifi can actually put the bread in your toaster, take it out, butter it, and bring it to you whilst you’re lying in bed, then I’ll concede the point, but until then why is your fecking toaster on any sort of remote control whatsoever? I’ll tell you why. Because you’ve got a degree in fecking media studies and you think it’s cool, or whatever the current term for cool, rad, bogus, spiffing, gradely or I don’t really care what you say you bloody zygote, is.

Wifi microwaves. Tellies that you can switch on whilst it’s in Rochdale and you are in Timbuktu. Why the feck do you need that? Security? Make it look like your house is occupied? Just ask your fecking neighbour to do it or buy some socket timers, you IoT arse.

Whilst you are putting wifi and fecking bluetooth on your bleeding kettles have you ever considered that that is just putting more stuff on there to break? No, you haven’t have you... read more