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SEO for Developers by Detlef Johnson

Major update: I've been hired by Jim Boykin to join Internet Marketing Ninjas as technologist & technical SEO.

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


Facebook
The Information
Inside Zuckerberg's plan to repair Facebook's image, including whimsical jokes on his Page, more media appearances, and discussing product more than policy  —  During a companywide Q&A with Facebook employees last Thursday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned to a question about a recent uptick …

Twitter
Esther Crawford / Twitter
Twitter introduces Tip Jar, allowing everyone using Twitter in English to send tips, and a limited group, including journalists and experts, to accept tips  —  We $ee you - sharing your PayPal link after your Tweet goes viral, adding your $Cashtag to your profile so people can support your work …

Programming
Juli Clover / MacRumors
Court docs show Apple offered Hulu and some other “whitelisted developers” special access to App Store APIs, like the cancel/refund API  —  Today is the fourth day of the Epic Games v. Apple legal battle, and documents shared in the trial continue to give us insight into the App Store and Apple's business practices.

Facebook
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol
Q&A: Facebook Oversight Board director Thomas Hughes on upholding Trump's ban, why the Board isn't a PR stunt, Facebook refusing to answer its questions, more  —  Following months of speculation, Facebook's Oversight Board issued a quasi-decision Wednesday in the case of former President Donald Trump's account.

Google
Jon Porter / The Verge
Google Play will add an App Store-like safety section starting next year, requiring apps to show details about the data they collect and other privacy info  —  In a new safety section  —  Starting next year, apps on Google Play will show details about what data they collect …

Security
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat
Huntress, which offers an endpoint security service to IT resellers, raises $40M Series B led by JMI, bringing its total raised to $60M  —  Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16.  Register fo r the AI event of the year.  —  Cybersecurity startup Huntress today announced it has closed …

Twitter
Jemima Kelly / Financial Times
Substack adds Sections to let writers set up and manage multiple newsletters or podcasts within one publication, a feature reminiscent of traditional newsrooms  —  Substack, the $650m Andreessen Horowitz-backed newsletter platform that journalists like to moan talk incessantly about on Twitter, is introducing a new feature.

Programming
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch
TikTok announces new tools for developers, including TikTok Login Kit to let users sign into apps using their TikTok credentials and sound sharing  —  TikTok is expanding its integrations with third-party apps.  The company today announced the launch of two new tool sets for app developers …

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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