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SEO for Developers by Detlef Johnson

Major update: I've been hired by Jim Boykin of Internet Marketing Ninjas as a technologist to launch a service providng performance optimization that improve Core Web Vitals scores without the need for developers to get involved by using Cloudflare's security and CDN services with its edge computing capability.

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

Markdown rendering tool

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

Head request response tool

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Security
Zachary Basu / Axios
Microsoft launches a campaign to help fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs in the US by 2025, offering scholarships and free curriculum for community colleges  —  Microsoft announced Thursday that it's launching a national campaign to help fill 250,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. by 2025 …

Security
Wall Street Journal
Sources: Mimecast, which makes email security tools, is exploring a possible sale or investment; Mimecast went public in 2015 and is valued at $4.5B  —  Cybersecurity-software company has market value of about $4.5 billion  —  Email-security software maker Mimecast Ltd. is exploring a possible sale …

SQL
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch
Open-source SQL database developer Yugabyte raises a $188M Series C at a $1.3B valuation led by Sapphire Ventures  —  Today's world is run on data, and the amount of it that is being produced, managed and used to power services is growing by the minute — to the tune of some 79 zettabytes this year, according to one estimate.

Facebook
Ali Breland / Mother Jones
Internal document from far-right militia Oath Keepers, with details on 25,000 members, shows Facebook was the most common way of discovering the group  —  Fight disinformation.  Get a daily recap of the facts that matter.  Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.  —  How does one come to join a militia?

Twitter
Washington Post
NYU research suggests Twitter's algorithms promote conservative politicians because they are more likely to be “ratioed”, which Twitter may count as engagement  —  Our research suggests conservative politicians are ‘ratioed’ more often.  That may explain why they're in your timeline.

Google
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal
A look at the impact of Apple's ATT on Alphabet and Facebook: limits on Facebook's ad targeting raises ad spends for brands, sending some advertisers to Google  —  New iPhone privacy standards rocked digital advertising, raising some boats and lowering others

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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