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FEATURED ARTICLE — July 29th, 2016

5 Tricks to Get Your Website Indexed Faster

Getting Google or other search engines to index your site is absolutely critical for anyone working in the digital space. If your site isn’t indexed, you’re not showing up in the SERPs and, therefore, not getting the traffic you need to succeed.

Many take the approach of allowing search engines to organically index their site or content. This method wastes precious time that could be spent on a variety of business-building activities. There are tactics that allow you to take this process into your own hands and get search engines to index your site much more expediently.

Here are the five most powerful methods to help get your site indexed instantly.

1. Utilize Robots.txt

For those who are unfamiliar, robots.txt provides Google spiders with information on which
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BREAKING NEWS

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Facebook Launches Birthday Videos — Yet Another Feature to Keep You on its Site

Facebook is all about birthdays. Now you will not only receive scads of best wishes on your big day, the day after you will receive a recap video that compiles what the social network’s algorithms deem to be the best of those wishes. Dubbed Birthday… Read More
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Working on Mobile Now Made Easier With Google Docs, Sheets Add-Ons

Google is about to make your work day a little easier courtesy of some new add-on options for Docs on your Android device. The add-ons, which are also available for Google Sheets, come as a result of Google’s partnership with eight integration… Read More
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Twitter Launches Stickers for All Users

Get ready for Twitter to be a little more colorful. The social media site has launched Stickers, a new way for iOS and Android users to add a little bit of fun to their pictures. Stickers, which Twitter began testing last month, enables you to add images… Read More

Technology News

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Protect Your Smartphone from Hackers with These 10 Security Tips

If you’re like most people, you’ve come to rely on your Smartphone for everything from taking pictures, to keeping in touch with friends and family, to doing your banking and finding your way around town. Your Smartphone most likely contains a wealth… Read More
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Yahoo Unveils Major Messenger Makeover for Desktop Users

Yahoo, which this week was acquired by Verizon, has launched a completely revamped Messenger app for desktop users. Available to Mac and Windows users, the update comes more than half a year after the same features arrived for mobile users. “Since we… Read More
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Google Debuts Family Library, Enabling Families to Share Purchases

Digital sharing has never been so easy thanks to Google’s latest tool. The company has launched the Google Play Family Library, which enables users to share the apps, games, books and movies they have purchased on Google Play with up to five other family… Read More

SEO News

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Beneficial Structures of WordPress and Its Limitations

Roughly 25 percent of websites in the world uses WordPress as a platform, which is equivalent to approximately 76.5 million websites. WordPress is content management software (CMS), which is basically a set of programs that work together to create and… Read More
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A SEO Software Guide for Small Business Owners

It isn’t difficult to find SEO tools. A quick search will come up with several candidates, all promising to improve your traffic with a host of slick tools and features. The REAL challenge in finding a SEO software or program solution is finding one… Read More
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How to Combine SEO and Social Media to Boost Your Authority

With the sheer number of similar businesses already in existence online, it can be hard for you to stand out from the crowd. Chances are, every tactic you plan to use has been used by another company. Nevertheless, this should not keep you from trying.… Read More

Social Media News

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Social Media is a Missed Opportunity for 37 Percent of Wealth Managers

More than one-third of wealth managers are not communicating with high net worth (HNW) clients via social media, representing a significant missed opportunity, as social media is beneficial across the client value chain, according to financial services… Read More
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Facebook Delivers Another Record-Breaking Quarter Thanks to Stellar Ad Sales

Facebook, once again, has surpassed Wall Street’s expectations — and it’s all thanks to its users. The social networking firm’s revenue rose 59 percent from the year-ago quarter to $6.44 billion, or 97 cents per share. The amount is well above… Read More
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LinkedIn Acquires PointDrive to Boost Sales Offerings

LinkedIn is buying sales packaging firm PointDrive to bolster its Sales Solutions portfolio. Although financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, PointDrive’s development and product teams will be relocating to LinkedIn’s San Francisco office. All… Read More

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Business & Marketing News

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The Worst Metric to Focus on First in PPC

Open any PPC analytics dashboard and you’ll start swimming in numbers. Which ones are important and which ones can be set aside? Many people focus on the click-through rate (CTR). That’s the proportion of how many people see your ad versus clicking… Read More
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How Gifographics Can Build Your Brand

When it comes to creating premium content that generates clicks, views, shares and ultimately, productive conversations between a brand and its fan base, the competition can be pretty tough. Content based solely on text no longer does the trick; not today… Read More
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15 Ways a Web Copywriter Can Build Your Presence Online

For most online professionals, one of the largest challenges of today’s online economy is developing and maintaining a Web presence. Today, it’s not enough to simply create a website and get writing. Instead, online professionals need to invest the… Read More

Other News

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Why the Network Effect Matters: A Refresher for the Future

When Alexander Graham Bell placed the world’s first telephone call in the New York spring of 1876, did he fully understand that the greatest thing he invented that day was not the voice call, but the world’s first network? In addition to extending… Read More
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Big Brother Built-In: Who’s Watching You Now?

Think George Orwell’s novel “1984” was farfetched? Think again.  Everything from Doublespeak to the Thought Police is alive and well in our every more wired world.  Big Brother is being employed by everybody from the government to big business… Read More
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Lack of Advertising, Sluggish User Growth Continue to Plague Twitter

Twitter is having a hard time attracting advertising dollars. The social networking firm admitted in its second quarter results report that it is not getting a big enough slice of advertisers’ dollars — and shares dropped more than 11 percent in after-hours… Read More

PRESS RELEASES

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3 Initiatives to Improve Website Traffic with Thought Leadership

E-mail marketing, social media marketing, PPC advertising, the list goes on and on. Ultimately, the objective of all digital marketing tactics is to drive users to a brand’s website and convert them into loyal customers. Companies that implement digital… Read More
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Gone in 60 seconds: Brits’ Patience With Technology Lasts Just 60 Seconds

Boise, ID, and Glasgow, UK – Brits’ patience with technology lasts 60 seconds on average before we lose our temper, according to new research from Crucial, the memory and storage experts. Crucial surveyed 2,000 Brits and revealed that slow technology… Read More
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FlexJobs Announces Top 35 Companies Hiring for Part-Time Remote Jobs

Boulder, CO, July 12, 2016—Nearly one in five workers work part-time in the U.S. and part-time work is expected to rise to 40 percent by 2020. To help job seekers interested in finding part-time remote jobs, today FlexJobs released a list of the Top… Read More

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