Major update: I've been hired on as a ninja with Jim Boykin's Internet Marketing Ninjas as technologist / technical SEO.
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Coding for SEO 101
Understanding source code, compressed code and compiled code.
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Coding for SEO
Head request response tool
Markdown rendering tool
Powered by VueJS a helpful little markdown editor is handy for your readme.md at GitHub and wherever else.
Dave Gershgorn / OneZero
Facebook's AI model SEER was designed to exclude Instagram images from the EU in its dataset, likely to avoid GDPR violations — The team purposely excluded Instagram images from the European Union, likely because of GDPR — OneZero's General Intelligence is a roundup …
Jay Peters / The Verge
Jack Dorsey has listed his original tweet, “just setting up my twttr”, as an NFT on auction site Valuables — Apparently you can actually sell your tweets as NFT — Jack Dorsey, the billionaire co-founder and CEO of Twitter, a man who stans bitcoin right on his Twitter bio …
Internal email: Google has told customers in France and Spain that it will raise ad rates 2% from May, to help offset costs of digital taxes in those countries — Google has told customers that it will raise the rates for advertisements on its French and Spanish platforms by two percent …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security
Sources: at least 30K US organizations have been hacked by an aggressive Chinese espionage group exploiting unpatched flaws in Microsoft's Exchange Server — At least 30,000 organizations across the United States — including a significant number of small businesses, towns …
Todd Feathers / The Guardian
A look at surveillance apps Shadowtrack and SmartLink, which are used by states and ICE as parole apps replacing GPS ankle bracelets — Is smartphone tracking a less intrusive reward for good behaviour or just a way to enrich the incarceration industry? — n 2018, William Frederick Keck …
Kate Clark / The Information
Pitchbook: the median pre-investment valuation for a Series A round in the US has increased sixfold to $37M since 2010 — Financial software developer Orum, which disclosed a seed round over the summer, wasn't seeking more capital when Bain Capital Ventures offered to lead its Series A investment last year.
Wall Street Journal
Sources: India threatened to jail Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter employees if the companies don't comply with takedown requests related to farmer protests — Country flexes new powers over big platforms while companies are counting on world's second-largest population for growth
The SEO for Developers column at Search Engine Land started in January. Tools on the back end for powering up interesting front end pieces like that are underway. It's an effort to build a proper Search Engine Land companion in Search Return. React and such is forthcoming but not until a need arises for content that begins largely static, however.
0day WordPress Security Woes
A security researcher dropping some 0days may have an axe to grind considering how bad the plugin ecosystem is. It has a "dizzying number of buggy, poorly-audited plugins in the WordPress repository."