Archive for: September, 2018

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

Top 5 Essential SEO Reporting Tools for Agencies by @SEOBrock

Here are 13 essential requirements and an evaluation of five of the most popular SEO reporting tools.The post Top 5 Essential SEO Reporting Tools for Agencies by @SEOBrock appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Google Confirms An Algorithm Update Occurred This Week by @MattGSouthern

Google’s Danny Sullivan has confirmed that an algorithm update occurred this week. Here’s what we know so far.The post Google Confirms An Algorithm Update Occurred This Week by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Blog via Google Docs

There are some great new products that allow folks to get into blogging without the complexity of working through a difficult CMS is pretty encouraging. Why use WordPress? I encountered one the other day which allows you to blog via Google Docs, which is kind of neat. They are framing it in an interesting way, but, that’s besides the point. Here’s a quick look at the dashboard, the editor, and a live post that I quickly created: A Simple Dashboard Create that new blog post! Google Docs much? And finally the published piece: Well… there you have it. Kind of brilliant. Give it a spin if you’d like. Whatever it takes to get you to start writing more publicly. The post Blog via Google Docs appeared first on John Saddington. Source:

The immeasurable value of customer friendly policies

A while back we bought a duvet cover from Brooklinen based on, of course, a glowing Wirecutter review. We’ve been happy with it (it’s super comfy!), but sometime in the last couple months the teeniest, tiniest of holes appeared in it.This wasn’t a big deal, but this tiny hole could eventually turn into a big gaping tear sometime in the future, so I wanted to get it fixed up. Thankfully, Brooklinen offers a lifetime warranty.I sent them an email with a few details, and with zero fuss we had brand new replacement duvet sent to us for free. And on top of that, they told me to just keep the torn one so I didn’t have the hassle of shipping it back.And with just that one small interaction, they’d secured me as a customer for life. The product is great, their service was outstanding, and the prices are fair (especially given how…

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Drupal Web Architect position is open

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Comparatif des meilleurs fournisseurs de Usenet et Newsgroup

Encore utilisées en 2018, les demandes de Usenet et Newsgroup ne cessent d’augmenter. La raison de cette forte demande est que les téléchargements de fichiers dans les groupes sont sécurisés et contournent très facilement HADOPI. Dans cet article, nous établirons un comparatif des meilleurs fournisseurs de Usenet et Newsgroup afin que vous soyez en mesure de choisir le service qu’il vous faut. Résumé de notre article[wpsm_toplist h2] Usenet et Newsgroup : c’est quoi ? Avant d’aborder le comparatif des meilleurs fournisseurs Usenet et Newsgroup, il serait plus judicieux de commencer par expliquer le concept de Usenet. Fondé en 1978, il s’agit d’un réseau de fora sur lequel peuvent se partager des fichiers. S’il a conquis beaucoup de cœurs, c’est parce qu’il a la particularité d’être un forum légal de partage. Sur les Usenet, se retrouvent les Newsgroups ou salles de discussion dans lesquels il est possible de partager d’énormes quantités de…

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Developing With Automad

Selecting the right CMS for a blog or website can be difficult. Every web project has its own needs and requirements, meaning one CMS may be a better fit for one site but not so much for a different site. Simple solutions might be lacking some essential features, while more complex systems can create easily overhead for a given task. I want to cover Automad, a CMS that is less-known than, say, a behemoth like WordPress, but still offers some powerful features like it while maintaining the nimbleness of smaller, simpler solutions, like static site generators. Specifically, Automad fills a gap between larger and smaller offerings in a few key ways: It is file-based, but does not require a database. This ensures quick setup, portability, security, speed, and easy deployment. Even without a database, it offers database features like searching, tagging, filtering, and sorting. A multi-layer caching engine caches content…

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Becoming a Better Developer

Someone put together a neat handbook on how one can improve their cognitive and problem-solving skills and how to increase your overall developer performance – it’s a decent read. But, I have another idea… and it’s a much lighter read. Instead of 7 chapters and reading a ton of (difficult) resources, I’ve managed to improve my own software development skills by doing these three simple things: Work with people who are more talented and experienced than you as they will force you to think differently, more strategically, and model for you what it looks like to be a more fluid builder. Mentorship and coaching will naturally come into play if respect is on both sides of the table. Work on projects that keep you immensely curious as they will naturally encourage you to expand your developer horizons and have you interface with new and exciting technologies. Because of the alignment…

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What to Do When Things Go Wrong in SEO by @stonetemple

Sometimes things go wrong in SEO. When this happens, here’s what you need to do to get back on track.The post What to Do When Things Go Wrong in SEO by @stonetemple appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

What Is a Lead Magnet & 10 Examples You Can Use Now by @marcushokh

Here’s why you should use a lead magnet to acquire new customers, plus 10 examples you can use now.The post What Is a Lead Magnet & 10 Examples You Can Use Now by @marcushokh appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Anna Crowe: Goodbye & Good Luck! by @MrDannyGoodwin

Today, the SEJ teams bids farewell to a member of the SEJ family, Anna Crowe.The post Anna Crowe: Goodbye & Good Luck! by @MrDannyGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Real World Ranking Factors by @martinibuster

Evaluating how Google ranks websites today and what the new ranking factors may be.The post Real World Ranking Factors by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Startup Pitfalls?

I got this question recently on Twitter and I usually ignore most DMs, but, I felt like it was worth giving an honest answer: Too many to list… I really do believe that company building is a life-long process and there’s never any end to it. Although I clearly do not stumble on a number of things in the process of putting things together in the very early-stages of a new project the number of things that are the same is really, really small. For instance, registering a Delaware C-Corp is what you should do if you plan on building a company that may take on venture capital and finding a great cofounder(s) to work with are table stakes. After that…? Anything is fair game. Literally. That’s really where the similarities end. I’ve put a lot of project together but not all of them (i.e. most of them) do not mature…

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Google Celebrates 20th Birthday With Doodle, 17 Search Easter Eggs by @MrDannyGoodwin

Google is celebrating its 20th birthday with a video Doodle highlighting popular searches, plus 17 search easter eggs.The post Google Celebrates 20th Birthday With Doodle, 17 Search Easter Eggs by @MrDannyGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Technical Program Manager – Contract position is open @drupalassoc


You know what’s cool? Turning down twenty billion dollars

Brian Acton does not sound like the happy, fulfilled guy the stereotype of billionairedom would have you believe. He sounds like someone racked with regret, guilt, and torment over his decision to sell the most promising rebel base to the empire and then realizing that the empire would do what the empire does.It’s so easy to dismiss such anguish with gifs of a man crying himself to sleep on a bed of money. But that’s as shallow as it is glib. Yes, Zuckerberg made Acton unfathomably rich. He also made him unfathomably small and impotent.They say becoming a billionaire isn’t about the money, it’s about the power. If so, clearly this was a deal gone wrong. Acton became a billionaire by giving up all his power and handing it to Zuckerberg.Who wouldn’t regret that? And yet, who wouldn’t be tempted by Facebook’s billions? Temptation is natural, it’s human. And so too…

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Upcoming Changes to DrupalCons

Mike and Matt talk with the Drupal Association’s Senior Events Manager, Amanda Gonser, about upcoming changes to DrupalCon events. Source:

Google Images to Show Credit Information by @martinibuster

Google Images now supports IPTC metadata. May help drive more site visitors.The post Google Images to Show Credit Information by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

DRUPAL WEB DEVELOPER/DESIGNER position is open @ArizonaDot

Phoenix, AZ, United States Source:

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