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SEO for Developers by Detlef Johnson

Major update: I've been hired by Jim Boykin of Internet Marketing Ninjas as technologist & technical SEO launching a new service that provides performance optimization for improving Core Web Vitals scores without the need for developers to get involved.

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.

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.

Headlines


Google
Mitchell Clark / The Verge
Google unveils features for Android including end-to-end encryption for RCS-based one-to-one chats in Messages, starred messages, emoji mashup suggestions, more  —  Earthquake Alerts in more places and better accessibility  —  Google has announced seven new features for Android …

Programming
Dina Bass / Bloomberg
Sources: within the past year, Niantic has engaged in acquisition talks with multiple companies, including Microsoft, which declined to pursue a deal  —  Pokémon Go—a game based on people using their smartphones to chase virtual characters through public spaces together—probably should have died during the pandemic.

Programming
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch
Macrometa, which offers serverless Edge Cloud APIs for developers to build apps on, raises $20M Series A led by Pelion Venture Partners, after $7M seed in Oct.  —  Macrometa, the edge computing cloud and global data network for app developers, announced today it has raised a $20 million Series …

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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