3 Latest Trends on Search Engine Optimization

Search engines have become a game changer when it comes to the field of digital marketing. The likes of Google, Bing, and Yahoo bridge the gap between users and pages, by listing relevant results in every online search.

Behind every list, however, algorithms and programmed web crawlers are used to index and rank sites based on their on-site and off-site SEO. To better serve users, these algorithms are periodically altered and improved, so search engines can weed out sites that offer no value.

In turn, websites adapt to these changes by remaining updated with the industry’s trends. If you are looking for ways to keep or improve your site’s rank on SERPs, here are some of the latest SEO trends and how you can use them to your advantage:

  • Mobile-friendly sites are gaining recognition. Google, one of the most popular search engines, has added another standard for website ranking. They recognized widespread smartphone use and now ranks websites according to how suitable they are for mobile access. With mobile-first indexing in place, the speed, design, and overall content of the mobile version of the page come into focus.
  • Responsiveness to voice-search rules. These days, users search online either by typing keywords or doing a voice search. With Siri, Alexa, and the Google assistant, being literally just one call away, queries through voice-powered searches are becoming popular. Because of this, SEO experts are redesigning web pages to convey instant answers. Keywords are also being tailored for voice search, where longer phrases or sentences are typically spoken over the device’s microphone.
  • Rich search results are being introduced. Search engines are improving the way they display their list of results. Before, website summaries are found in the meta-tag. Now, web developers can also add extensive description through, which further elaborates each element in your page’s content. In turn, this helps search engines to better sift through your content and display it based on each element elaborated on the in-page markup.

 

Author Bio: Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at One SEO, a digital marketing company in Lebanon, Beirut. Rana is passionate about digital marketing, startups, helping entrepreneurs grow, and empowering them to live their dreams. She has worked as a marketer, a technology co-founder and business developer, and a writer.

 

Why You Should Try Solo Travel and Where to Go

Travel is something that a lot of people do for fun. Aside from the entertainment factor, travel is something that can hugely contribute to making you what you are. Although most people travel with their partner, family, or friends, traveling on your own is something that I highly recommend to a lot of people. It may take a bit of getting used to especially if you have never done it before, but it is something that can be very enjoyable and enriching.

So, what are the perks of solo travel?

You have total freedom.

The biggest hurdle when traveling with other people is having to consider other people’s likes and dislikes when planning. All the travel arrangements depend on everyone who will be joining you on your trip. When you travel alone, you have complete and total freedom about everything!

You will meet more people.

When you travel with others, your interaction will be with the people you’re traveling with – which, unfortunately, prevents you from meeting new people. When you travel alone, you would be more motivated to meet other people which can be a very enriching experience. Some encounters just might even turn into deep life-long friendships.

You will get to know yourself more.

Not having to consider what other people like and do not like will let you get a better grasp of what YOU like and do not like. Being left with your thoughts will allow more time for reflection that will help you get to know yourself more. You will be able to reflect on your travel experience better, without influence of someone else’s opinion.

These are just some of the benefits of traveling alone. Convinced? The next question is where to go to? Although solo travel will provide you with the same perks, no matter where you decide to go, it is also a great opportunity to try destinations and activities that are more spiritual in nature. Turn it into a more meaningful journey. Here are some travel destination ideas for you:

The River Ganges in India. This river is the most sacred river in Hinduism. It is the world’s third largest river and there are many pilgrimage sites along its banks such as Rishikesh. If you practice Hinduism, traveling to the Ganges river can be a great opportunity to enrich your faith. If not, it is still an opportunity to learn about the culture and practice of Hinduism. You may even want to turn your journey into a charitable one. There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer in India. If you practice yoga, India is also the best place to take your practice deeper. If it’s something you’ve never tried, there’s no perfect place to try it than in India.
The Holy Land in Israel. If you are a Christian, the Holy Land in Israel, particularly the places where Jesus spent his life, is an excellent option for you. A lot of these places are known tourist destinations and there won’t be a lack of things to see and do. While appreciating some holy art, getting to know the culture, and reflecting on the life of Christ, you will come out of this journey a different person.
Mt Kailash in Tibet. This place is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Bonpos, and many others, because the peak of Mt Kailash is revered in many religions. Before you head to Tibet, make sure to consider the different ways you can get there. This journey offers lots of chances to meditate and reflect. If you are into mountain climbing, you might also consider visiting Mt. Everest.
Mount Athos in Greece. This mountain is another favorite for a lot of pilgrims. You can find 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries along the slopes of this mountain, which makes its common name “Holy Mountain” not surprising at all. Unfortunately, women are banned in Mount Athos because women are not allowed in men’s monasteries. So, if you’re a woman, you will not be allowed within 500 meters of the coast.
Monument Valley in the USA. This sacred site in the Navajo Nation, Arizona, was named “Valley of the Rocks” by early tribes. Aside from the majestic landscape that this valley offers, many believe that it is a place of supernatural powers. There are a lot of companies offering sacred tours in Monument Valley especially since some parts of it are inaccessible without a Navajo guide.

No matter where you go when you travel alone, make sure that safety and security are your priorities. Aside from the general safety travel tips, read up on your destination and prepare thoroughly. Solo travel requires more precaution because you can be an easy target. Don’t let this stop you from traveling alone because with adequate safety precautions, solo travel is something that you will find extremely enjoyable and enriching.

WFD Clean Water for All $1,000 Scholarship

At WaterFilterData.org, we believe strongly in the importance of education and in the value of giving back to the community. Like clean drinking water, we believe that everyone deserves access to a quality education that sets them up for a successful, happy life. That’s why we are pleased to announce our annual Clean Water for All $1,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year.

Eligible applicants can enter below for the chance to receive a $1,000 scholarship. Use the scholarship to pay for any education-related expense – books, tuition, room and board, etc. One (1) winner will be chosen.

Eligibility Requirements
To qualify, you must be:

Currently enrolled as a high school senior in the United States OR currently enrolled in college at an accredited US post-secondary institution (four-year university, two-year community college, or trade school)
A United States citizen
Due to graduate high school at the time of application or already in possession of your high school diploma/GED
Planning to pursue or already pursuing a degree at an accredited US university/post-secondary institution
Earning a minimum 3.00 GPA or equivalent

How to Apply
To apply for the WFD Clean Water for All $1,000 Scholarship, write a 500+ word essay on the following topic: Nearly 800 million people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. How can we solve this problem?

When you’ve written your essay, email it to scholarships@waterfilterdata.org along with the following information:

Your name, email address, and phone number
Name of school you’re attending
Current GPA/grade average equivalent

Deadline
Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year must be received no later than October 1, 2018. The winner will be selected within 15 days and notified via email. If the prize is not claimed within 30 days after notification, we will choose another winner.

Chemistry for non-chemists: Understanding electrochemical cells

Life on Earth is closely connected to electrochemistry. The principals of cells are used so as to make electrical batteries. Smartphones, laptops, and digital cameras all rely on batteries to operate. Batteries are everywhere in modern society. Do you know what they consist of? Electromechanical cells. Electrochemical cells create a flow of electrical charges – in other words, electricity. Although there is a wide range of electrochemical cells, batteries are usually made up of one or two galvanic or voltaic cells. Chemical reactions, as well as the production of energy, is automatic within the voltaic cell. Thank God for electrochemistry!

What is an electrochemical cell, anyway?

An a electrochemical cell is an instrument that is able to generate electrical energy from a chemical reaction or use electrical energy so as to facilitate the transformation of chemical substances. As mentioned earlier, there are several types of electrochemical cells. The most common ones are electrolytic cells and galvanic or voltaic cells. Let’s focus our attention on galvanic cells. They are usually referred to batteries, despite the fact that this isn’t a correct denomination.

Galvanic cells utilize chemical reactions to facilitate the production of electrical energy. The main components are two conductors, which represent the electrode and an electrolytic solution in which the electrodes are submerged. One electrode (the anode) allows electrons to leave the cell at the place of the oxidation. The other terminal (the cathode) brings the electrons back to the cell the moment that the potential energy is put to good use.

The internal resistance of electrochemical cells

In the world of electrochemistry, nothing is simple. Electrochemical cells are made from conductive materials, such as metals. They have one thing in common. We’re talking about a property called internal resistance. Internal resistance is the resistance that is generated inside the electrochemical cell to the flow of current. As the current flows in the cell, with time, the resistance makes the cell lose some of its potential. Simply put, there is a voltage drop caused by internal resistance of the battery.

What are the applications of electrochemical cells?

It goes without saying that the importance of electrochemical cells lies in the ability to provide us with portable energy, directly powering electronic equipment. Research in the field of electrochemical cells is of great interest for scientists, as well as engineers. The reason for this is that electrochemistry can help us improve our current systems of energy production and conservation.

Cell construction and potential

As a rule, any chemical reaction can be used in order to construct an electrochemical cell. An electrochemical cell can be made with materials lying around the house, like a bottle made from glass, diluted sulfuric acid, zinc plate, copper plate, wire, clip, LED, and hydrogen peroxide solution. All you have to do is put the zinc and copper plates into different recipients, add the sulfuric acid, link the two plates, and connect the LED. Attention needs to be paid to the fact that this kind of undertaking is dangerous.

Author Bio:
Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at One SEO a digital marketing agency, who lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Rana Tarakji is passionate about digital marketing, startups, helping entrepreneurs grow, and empowering them to live their dreams. She has worked as a marketer, a technology co-founder and business developer, and a writer.

Roman fiesta

Rome gave the world the warmth of central heating, the sterility of proper drainage system. Aside from being a religious and architectural phenomenon with its cathedral and the war ruins, Rome also holds a global significance because of its rich cultural history. People of Rome spectacularly celebrate their heritage through film festivals, music galas, food fair and much more.

Let’s have a look at the some of the not to be missed festivals of Rome:

Lungo-il-tevere Festival

Breezy summer nights in Rome are a sight to behold. With one or the other fascinating events happening around the country. One such event is organized along the banks of river Tevere, the third largest river in Italy is a two-month long festival, lungo-il-Tevere. This festival is especially popular amongst youth and families. With free access to a diverse food stall, art exhibitions, open bars, and restaurants, lungo-il-Tevere has something for everybody. The recently commissioned sports-area along the banks is a treat for people looking for recreational activities. Tourists with a night-long flight haul can reach her by an hour taxi ride from the Rome Airport.

Rome Jazz Festival:

Rome gets chilly in November with natives going by the day sipping coffee and listening to live jazz and blues music around the cafes. The Roman Jazz Festival is a week-long celebration of Rome bebop roots. It was initially devised out of having a contemporary to the Roman Summer fiestas but soon turned into an annual gala paying homage to the Jazz of 900’s and retaining the enthusiasm of jazz music in the coming generation. With more than four decades into this celebration, the Roman Jazz festival also delivers an eclectic mix of Jazz style. Award-winning artists such as Grammy-winner Sarah Mckenzie have performed here. People on a long-stay can also enjoy free Sunday jazz performances.

Rome Film Fest:

Called as Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, in Italian, Rokman film festival is held across the country in October and is ten days long celebration of rich and artistically profound cinematic culture of Rome. The film festival ever since it’s commision in the year 2006, has gained significant global recognition and had influential and renowned artists from all over the world in its attendees. A platform to exhibit the diversity of cinema, this film festival has its the primary emphasis on showcasing independent cinema and giving artistically endowed youth, an opportunity to shine.

Terme di Caracalla:

Rome has been a significant tourist attraction because of its global archeological significance. Imagine having a soothing music performance at one such mosaic ruin and that too the melodious-opera. Terme di Caracalla is one such magnificent masterpiece that started off as a dummy run and was soon appreciated by the masses It was the start of enjoying open theatre opera along with the charm of monumental architectural archives. Ever since 1937, it has managed to appeal to history aficionados and opera lovers with it’s intricately decorated area and performances highlighting contemporary screenwriter along with the classics. It is only a 35 minute taxi ride from the Rome Airport and can be on the must visit list for people with a layover of short duration.

As the famous phrase goes all roads lead to Rome, let your journey be amused by the captivating cultural and eloquent roads of Rome. And while you are at it, trust upon the taxi services provided outside the airports on giving you a mesmerizing tour of the city.

The Importance of Weather-Based Lesson Plans in Schools

Weather is a complex science, one that combines meteorology with geology and numerous other disciplines to provide a better understanding of how our world works. The next generation of young meteorologists may be in your classroom today, and there’s no better way to nurture their talents and interest than weather-based lesson planning. Weather-based lesson planning lets students immerse themselves in the elements to gain a first-hand understanding of key earth sciences.

The Benefits of Teaching Weather in Schools

One of the greatest skills students can learn from weather-based lesson planning is critical thinking. Much of meteorology is about pattern recognition and deduction using data analytics. Students studying meteorology can learn to use statistics and data to make educated, accurate predictions that hone their critical thinking skills. Students can learn:

• The impact of global climate shifts and the effect on short-term and long-term weather
• How human influence impacts climate and weather patterns
• How to apply complex principles to real-time data
• Decision-making skills
• Important STEM foundations supporting educational growth in the sciences
• Weather-based risk planning and safety management
• Key life skills supporting success in higher education

How You Can Integrate Meteorology into Your Lesson Plans

Technology provides ever-more-sophisticated tools for weather tracking and forecasting, and with those tools you can create dynamic weather-based STEM activities for middle school students. Whether observing data with a real time lightning tracker or analyzing patterns in weather station logs, you can access technology tools to shape engaging lessons that nurture students’ passion for meteorology through active involvement.

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Forming A Limited Liability Company

After having done some research on the best corporate structure for your new small scale business, you have decided to register your new business as a Limited Liability Company (LLC). An LLC is a type of legal business entity that provides business owners with a lower level of liability and LLC owners face lower caps on company actions and debts. Like every business entity, an LLC has its advantages and disvantages.

The advantages:

  • Members of an LLC are not personally liable for actions of the company, meaning that the members’ personal assets such as their homes, cars, bank accounts, investments, and etc. are protected from creditors seeking to collect from the business.
  • The profits go directly to the LLC members without being taxed by the government on the company level. Instead, they’re taxed on member’s federal income tax returns which makes filing of taxes easier. And if the company loses money, it will reflect on the members’ tax return and lower their tax burdens.
  • An LLC is member-managed by default unless otherwise stated.

The disadvantages:

  • If the member or members is/are found to have run the business fraudulently that resulted in losses for others, which in this case, the member or members’ personal property might not be protected.
  • Members of LLC could be liable for self-employment tax.
  • If a member leaves the company for whatever reasons, the LLC has to be dissolved and the remaining members will be responsible for any legal or financial obligations in the process of terminating the business. And if the members still want to do business, they will have to start a new LLC from scratch.

Even though the registration procedure of an LLC is not particularly a complex one, there are certain steps for new business owners to follow to ensure that your company is properly formed. The application for forming an LLC can be done online or it can be done through filling of a proper form or it can done in person.

As a new employer and a first timer in filing the application, if you need help with the application, you can get expert help from GovDocFiling.com. These experts can help employers process their application while the new employers get to concentrate in the setting up of their business.

An employer has to apply for a tax ID number for filing for their business tax returns and also for the purpose of paying their employees. This tax ID number or the Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a 9-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to businesses for the purpose of identification. An EIN once issued to an employer, it will not be reissued and it does not expire.

 

Top 3 Reasons to Enroll in an Online University

Learning is a part of the human development process that allows us to improve, gain new skills, and acquire more experience. For some, this is best obtained in a classroom setting where a student gains knowledge and information from a credible teacher and a trusted academic institution. However, there are many factors that make studying with a brick and mortar school almost impossible, even to the most eager student.

Thankfully, in this widely digital age, the concept of learning now extends the classroom beyond the physical space, allowing more people access to education. Enrolling in online degree programs are gaining popularity in recent years.

If you are thinking of enrolling in an online university, there are a lot of good reasons to pursue it. Here are just some of them:

  • Online universities are more affordable. Rising rates of tuition fees in most, if not all, brick and mortar schools are among the reasons students look for alternative modes of learning. Expenses on classroom upkeep, maintenance of facilities, and the like, are passed on to students, making the financial burden even heavier. With the existence of these overhead costs added to transportation, textbooks, housing, and meals, things can get financially overwhelming.

Online learning offers a great deal of savings since it is internet-based and virtual in nature. Through a reliable internet connection and a working laptop or desktop computer, an online classroom is created. Textbooks are replaced with online modules that can be accessed at the click of a button.

Say, for example, you are a stay-at-home-mom who wants to earn an educational degree. With an enrolment at an online university, you no longer have to go through the hassle of commuting to and from school. All you need is to access the lessons from your laptop, and you are good to go. Affordable yet credible education is brought to your home.

  • Learning online offers better time management. On the other hand, if you are an employee whose career advancement plans include getting an MBA degree, an online university can give you the best of both corporate and academic worlds without having to rush from your office to get to your next class.

Also, when you are enrolled in an online university, you usually get direct, unrestricted access to any learning materials such as modules, program structure, lecture notes, presentations, and lecture videos. You can do your studying at your own pace and according to a schedule that is good for you. Additionally, with the advent of smartphones and lightweight laptops, learning can take place in a coffee shop or anywhere on the go, giving you full control of your time.

  • Online courses come in various formats. Unlike in the traditional teacher-student interaction in the classroom, an online university can provide you with user-friendly modules and engaging sessions. Your typical lesson may be in the form of an animation, infographic, audio, and video. Because an online university acknowledges your need for a compelling learning experience, they present concepts to you in a fun way that is easier to process. This makes online universities better able to accommodate various learning styles.

Ultimately, by offering both flexibility and convenience, an online university can be a reliable platform for learning and accessible education.

 

Author Bio: Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at OneSEO who lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Rana Tarakji is passionate about digital marketing, startups, helping entrepreneurs grow, and empowering them to live their dreams. She has worked as a digital marketer, a technology co-founder and business developer, and a writer.

Do you want to Books to read?

Are you fond of reading Books? Enjoy reading EBooks online. There are plenty of books to read on various topics. For offering a modern approach to educate, inform and entertain people, this is a solid platform. The prime objective behind designing this hub is to make life convenient by publishing actionable content that is written in digestible and relatable tone. The major focus of the site is to provide readers to every book lover with every great read. You can find all types of books at this platform because it is the hub of books from biography of popular genres to history and literary fiction. The romantic readers will have great content of mystery and romance. Book lovers will enjoy informative, special features, author’s interviews and book reviews on the site.

Why EBook?

On PDF for the readers, it is difficult to find copies of their desired content. By using the facility of EBooks users can easily download the whole book online. With this opportunity, they can be able to get and read each and every point of the book. The book reviews are available online and readers can easily enjoy it. It is the best way to download books to read from the link on your devices.

  • Books about game

For entering into the games world, it is very important to know about the basics of the games. You can avail variety of books about specific games and can easily download free books here. These books are written by the experts. All the trends of and tools are elaborated in simple language.  If you are beginner then you need to study some famous books. It will make your task easier. With the help of the right content you will come to know about the strategies and the tools that are good for gaming.

There are several books to read that guides the users in easy ways. You can easily download free books here. These books are very easy to understand because of the easy languages and details. Tips and techniques with terminology are elaborated completely. All these books are authentic and written by reputed authors.

  • Books for guidance

You can avail books to read that contain the bunch of practical tips and techniques instead of wonderful and exotic theories. By elaborating about the ways to interact with others, this is the real mean to be a successful person in the life. It is a self-help book that is not academic in nature but interesting due to many reasons. It offers complete confidence with the help of the practical suggestions. It is designed for all those who want to be achievers in their life.

Books Related to business and trade

If you want guidance about business, forex trade, trend of market or others then there are numerous books available online. Expert writers have thrown light on the facts and techniques of entering into the Forex market. It is not only a book of suggestions for getting entry into the market but to attain maximum profit with complete understanding. It is a platform that provides you a solid foundation to run a successful forex business. If a candidate follows the tips that are given each chapter can easily achieve the goal of success. All the chapters are designed in the way that you can use it as a priceless wisdom. After reading these books, there will be no need of any consultants or coaches regarding Forex trading. It becomes very easy to take guidance online.

Benefits

Reading is the recreational and a pleasant activity that is full of fun. It is a pleasant right-brain activity that offers information. It is very easy to increase the fun of your free time because you can avail it on your mobile devices very easily. You can access it very easily while sitting in the waiting area, travelling in a bus or train or in the home. It is a user’s friendly plat form.

All these books are authentic and informative. This platform is a source of practical tips and does not base on the information only. You will get good skills and can take your career at the height of glory by reading it.

How To Clean Your Apartment When Moving To NYC

Each year, millions of New Yorkers move out of an old apartment or home into a new one, for various reasons. What they all have in common, besides the tedious moving process, is having to clean up their new place. While cleaning often times falls last on their list of priorities, it cannot be postponed forever. Luckily, there are professional cleaning services that can take care of everything for you in the blink of an eye – or at least without you having to lift a single finger to do it. Before we tell you more about this quick alternative, here are a few smart house or apartment/condo cleaning advice you could personally put into practice without too much hassle.

How To Clean The Kitchen

  • Since you will most likely want to cook a warm meal for you and the family in your new home, start with the kitchen. If the places was not properly cleaned and aired prior to your moving in, you will need to take matters into your own hands.
  • Start with the refrigerator; use baking soda or a special appliance cleaner, sponges and heavy-duty cloths. Clean the stove with the help of a brush that will not scratch the surface. Fill the sink up with hot and soap water and soak all metal trays and racks in.
  • Let an over cleaner do its job for about half an hour while you are busy cleaning under the hood. Use a sheet of brown paper that will collect the drips.
  • Clean behind the stove and the fridge, as well as the top and sides.
  • Clean the kitchen cabinets and counters with a mild cleaner. Rey on baking soda and water for stubborn grease stains.
  • Clean the space between the cracks of your counters using a putty knife.
  • If you feel overwhelmed or the place is simply too dirty for you to handle on your own, contact some specialized cleaners in the city and let them throw a hand at you.

How To Clean The Carpets

It is advisable to hire New York carpet cleaning professionals for your carpets. Do this if the former owners did not clean the carpets thoroughly. Deep steam cleaning has many advantages, including health wise benefits thanks to the non-harmful process and cleaning supplies used. It also helps you get rid of nasty bacteria, mold, stains and debris in your carpets, something you will most likely not be able to do on your own.

How To Clean The Floors

If you have wood floors or faux wood in your new home, you will need to sweep the floor thoroughly and make sure you will effectively clean beneath all heating vents and appliances. Mild soap should do the trick, but you can also have professional cleaners take care of your hardwood floors with the help of specialized tools and supplies. Companies like NYC Steam Cleaning specialize in services like debris removal, scrubbing and intensive floor treatment that will aggressively attack dirt that is tough to get rid of, as well as detailed hand cleaning for edged and areas that are hard to reach. They also provide second scrub services that should pick up any remaining dirt, as well as top coat application.