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SEO for Developers by Detlef Johnson

Covid19 State Stats

Quick reference table for United States Covid19 cases.

Coding for SEO 101

Understanding source code, compressed code and compiled code.

5 ways to level up your Vim skills

Level up your Vim skills and kick your text editor up a notch with a few fun tricks.

Coding for SEO

Here's how you can use JavaScript to track COVID-19.

Header request response tool

Markdown rendering tool

Powered by VueJS a helpful little markdown editor is handy for your at GitHub and wherever else.


Sarah Perez / TechCrunch
TikTok launches a US elections guide in its app, partnering with orgs like BallotReady, SignVote, and others to provide info on candidates, how to vote, more  —  Though TikTok is in the middle of fighting off the Trump administration's attempt to ban its app in the U.S. over data privacy concerns …

Ron Miller / TechCrunch
Axis Security, which helps companies stay secure when employees work from home, raises $32M Series B led by Canaan Partners, bringing its total raised to $49M  —  Axis Security launched last year with the idea of helping customers to enable contractors and third parties to remotely access …

Aoife White / Bloomberg
Microsoft's Bing search app will appear as a download prompt on new Android phones in Germany, UK, and France, after it won slots in a Google auction for rivals  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Bing search app will appear as a download prompt on new Android phones in Germany, the U.K. and France after it won slots in a Google auction for rivals.

Billy Perrigo / TIME
A deep dive into Signal, whose downloads surged in the US amid BLM protests, as it becomes an app of choice among protesters, dissidents, and journalists  —  Ama Russell and Evamelo Oleita had never been to a protest before June.  But as demonstrations against systemic racism …

Rita Liao / TechCrunch
Russian startup NtechLab, which helps analyze footage captured by large number of surveillance cameras in real time, raises $13M  —  NtechLab, a startup that helps analyze footage captured by Moscow's 100,000 surveillance cameras, just closed an investment of more than 1RUB billion ($13 million) to further global expansion.

Javascript Indexing Details

Good extra information on SEO for JavaScript Indexing, including feedback on Angular, React, and Vue from Google's Martin Splitt. What's especially interesting is the ongoing discussion where Martin talks about indexing whereby he used to author a site which used a custom 404 page for the app page. The SEO consultant pointed this out to him and the rest is history.

SEO for JavaScript

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."

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