18 Point Checklist for the Perfect Website Redesign Launch

Duct Tape Marketing

6) Check Image alt descriptions – alt descriptions tell the search engines what an image is all about. 14) Check your XML site map – If you are using a tool like the WordPress SEO plugin from Yoast , you’ll get your site map URL from the plugin.

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How Etsy Formats Currency

Code as Craft

We wrote a script that would export all our CLDR overrides as JSON / XML / plist. engineering internationalization currency formatting localizationImagine how you would feel if you went into a grocery store, and the prices were gibberish (“1,00.21 $” or “$100.A”).

Trending Sources

Introducing Arbiter: A Utility for Generating Oozie Workflows

Code as Craft

Oozie workflows are specified in XML. xml version="1.0" We have several validation and visualization tools in multiple languages that can parse the XML and produce useful results without being tightly coupled to Oozie itself. data engineering infrastructure hadoop oozie

Divide and Concur

Code as Craft

At Etsy, deployments are managed by engineers, not by ops or a release management team. If 15 Engineers Deploy 25 Changesets In 24 Hours… Deploys generally take about 20 minutes. If the trunk tests fail, deployment pauses while the engineers look for the source of the problem.

Winning the Game of Search with Tools

Duct Tape Marketing

Figuring out how to build authority for your content in the eyes of search engines – Link and networking research. It incorporates everything from a snippet preview and page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between. GetListed.org: See how your business is listed on Google, Bing, and other local search engines.

Building A Better Build: Our Transition From Ant To SBT

Code as Craft

With Ant, modifying the build requires a context switch to its XML-based definition. engineering infrastructure ant java sbt scala A build tool is fundamental to any non-trivial software project. A good build tool should be as unobtrusive as possible, letting you focus on the code instead of the mechanics of compilation. At Etsy we had been using Ant to build our big data stack.

12 Things a Small Business Owner Can Do to Get the Most Out of WordPress

Duct Tape Marketing

The Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin is the most popular search engine visibility plugin. It controls title/description tags, avoids duplicate content, and sets up an XML sitemap for search engines.

Latvian Database Platform Clusterpoint secures €1.25 million

ArcticStartup

Clusterpoint is an scalable NoSQL database, enterprise search and cluster storage in one system; it''s a database software company with a proprietary solution for high-speed storage and large scale processing of XML and JSON data.

10 Proven Methods to Optimize Your Videos for Search

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you decide to host video content on your site, let Google know about it by creating an XML video sitemap. Google has several tutorials that will help you in creating the XML sitemap. During a web search, the search engines primarily pick up your title and your tags.

8 Tips to Improve Your SEO Now

Inc Startups

Experts in search engine optimization say an important step is to load the beginning of an article with keywords. The trick is to make sure your content matches what the search engines expect--articles should be at least 400-500 words.

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7 Essential Stages of Building a Total Online Presence

Duct Tape Marketing

Search Engine Optimization can be complex and time consuming, but most businesses can generate significant results without making it so, if you simply focus on the following three elements. Use a tool like Scribe from Copyblogger to help you write more search engine friendly content.

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Business of Software Blog

Transitioning from Engineering to Operations. Product Engineering. I love XML. Product Engineering. charting career paths for great engineers. Constructing world-class engineering software. Product Engineering. It’s always entertaining to see how people respond to this question. This appears on attendee badges and is usually an entertaining way to get conversations going. Not everyone realizes we’re serious. We are.

The Accidental API

Launch Any

Any developer can often reverse-engineer APIs used by web and mobile applications to understand how they work. XML attacks: An XML attack is designed to compromise servers by sending large, invalid, or malformed XML content.

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Tech Wildcatters 2011 Pitch Day

The Startup Lawyer

Proxomo radically increases a developer’s productivity in developing web and mobile applications by providing an integrated collection of backend services into a single RESTful (JSON, XML) API. Rentsavy is an apartment decision engine that helps renters find their next place based on their interests and budget. Tech Wildcatters will showcase their 2011 class of startups Thursday, May 26th at the Magnolia Theatre in Dallas, Texas.

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What The Rails Security Issue Means For Your Startup

www.kalzumeus.com

Rails allows XML documents to include YAML attributes. That decision has caused a bit of head scratching, since it seems like a curious choice for most programmers in the community, but be that as it may this allowed posting XML at Rails apps to be trivially exploited.

18 Top A/B Testing Tools Reviewed by CRO Experts

ConversionXL

Monetate’s Intelligent Personalization Engine is an advanced machine learning engine that determines which actions will help you achieve a given goal. and shows you results in organized formats using their user-friendly Stats Engine.

Got a Company Blog? 4 Tools to Organize and Optimize It

Inc Startups

Cost: Free, or $5 per month for Evernote Premium Yoast Every good online marketer and blogger knows that in order to get your content found you need to optimize it for search engines and easy reading by humans.

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Web Summit – Top 50 Hottest Early Stage Startups In The World

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

XML is a markup coding language that defines rules for encoding documents in a format that is readable by humans and machines. A metaphorical search engine?

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How I Blog

Duct Tape Marketing

pMachine later morphed into a tool that’s still available called Expression Engine. Google XML Sitemaps - helps push content to search engines. Recently I wrote a post that described why blogging is even more important in the age of social.

Design Staff ? Design at Valve: collaborating and innovating in a.

Design Staff

If I’m unable to recruit an engineer to help me ship an idea, it probably means either the idea isn’t solving an important problem, or it’s just not timely given our current priorities and ongoing projects. Design Staff. Photo by Valve Corporation.

Startup Launch Checklist

Spencer Fry

I also recommend setting it up at /blog rather than blog.app.com because of the Search Engine Optimization implications of having it in a folder rather than as a sub domain. Setting up and submitting an XML Sitemap to Google and Bing will help them crawl you more efficiently.

53 Top Conversion Optimization Tools Reviewed by Experts

ConversionXL

They’re easy to use, you don’t need to be technical to get small tests running, and their new Stats Engine makes it harder for noobs to mess up tests. Stats Engine – Optimizely led the way when they launched stats engine earlier this year.

7 Ways Form Accessibility Can Boost Conversions

ConversionXL

Accessibility and search engine optimisation (SEO) are closely related. If content is easier to access for screen readers, it is also easier for search engines to read and index. SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) are graphics defined in XML format. Inaccessible sites lose sales.

Swedes behind Detectify hack Google for $10,000 bounty

ArcticStartup

We wanted to see if we could hack google by using their own search engine," says Fredrick Nordberg Almroth, cofounder of Detectify tells us. If you’re a developer, you’re also able to create your own buttons by uploading XML files containing various meta data (styling and such).

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Visual Guide to NoSQL Systems

Nathan Hurst

Document-oriented systems store structured "documents" such as JSON or XML but have no joins (joins must be handled within your application). Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC.

11 Essential WordPress Plugins in 2016

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Yoast SEO SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plays an essential role in the ranking of your site in search engine page results. Yoast SEO is the best SEO plugin for WordPress and helps you optimize page content, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, images and real time page analysis.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why are you Still Making.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

The explosion of file formats and variations has made content extraction a large problem for document management systems and search engines which want to gain access to file content in a standardized way, without having to get into the taxonomies of file formats. Web 2.0

App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)

Both Sides of the Table

App is one step forward, two steps back – In 1999 I launched my first company, BuildOnline, a SaaS-based (back then we were ASP’s) content management platform for large-scale engineering and construction projects. Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

blog.expensify.com

I am the VP of Engineering at a cutting-edge startup that sells software built on the.NET platform. You whine about how hard it is to find good engineers, then go on and on about how you intentionally avoid at least half of the market for skilled people? Expensify Blog.

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How to Start a Startup

www.paulgraham.com

You make elaborate plans for a product, hire a team of engineers to develop it (people who do this tend to use the term "engineer" for hackers), and then find after a year that youve spent two milliondollars to develop something no one wants. Does your productuse XML? ) Iknow because I once tried to convince the powers that be that wehad to make search better, and I got in reply what was then theparty line about it: that Yahoo was no longer a mere "search engine."Search

Choosing the Best WordPress Themes for Blogs: 2016 Edition

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It allows for better control, and if everything is set up correctly the site is usually given more credibility in the eyes of the search engines and readers. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) This is absolutely critical if you want to be found on the web.

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Twilio forwarding and CallerID hack

High Contrast

php header("content-type: text/xml"); echo "<?xml xml version="1.0" Side note: when doing speech to text, you have to write the text in a way that helps the speech engine pronounce it correctly. php header("content-type: text/xml"); echo "<?xml xml version="1.0" I like Twilio. They’ve made programming voice fun, something it certainly wasn’t when Dialogic boards were the platform of choice.

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Blog Updates: March 2011

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Upgraded Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator from v3.2.4 I upgraded my Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator plugin from v3.2.4 Some time back, I noticed that my sitemap (for the search engines) wasn’t being automatically updated, and I would have to manually run it in order for it to work.

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How To Find A Technical Cofounder For Your Online Business Idea

www.virtuosimedia.com

XML Tutorials. Look at online advertising rates for your potential product keywords, industry publications ad rates, search engine optimization fees, and any other advertising avenues you’d like to pursue. -->. Our Newsletters Contact Us. About Us. About Virtuosi Media.

Widgetbox is Hiring

Will Price

Widgetbox is actively hiring senior JAVA and DMBS engineers. The spec follows. If anyone is interested in joining us/me at Widgetbox , please reach out and let me know - will.price at widgetbox.com Thank you. Widgetbox is a Sequoia-funded, 23 person Internet startup based in San Francisco that is improving the Internet through choice and access. By connecting widget consumers, creators and advertisers, we provide choice to those who want it and reach to those who need it.

How To Blog Like A Pro

Altgate

Webmaster Tools is a service that allows you to improve the visibility of your site to Google and other search engines. It also has a cool feature called re-search which provides other search results to users who arrived from a search engine.

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Burnham's Beat: RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web

Burnham's Beat

Whats perhaps most interesting about the Google Base design is that it appears to have been designed from the ground up with RSS and XML at its center. One need look no further then the detailed XML Schema and extensive RSS 2.0 specification to realize that Google intends to build the worlds largest RSS "reader" which in turn will become the worlds largest XML database. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll.

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Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology

semanticuniverse.com

Among techies, the Semantic Web bears some similarity to a number of common technologies, including relational databases, XML, and Object-Oriented design. Many database engineers have gone so far as to invent RDF in one form or another. For these engineers, the RDF standard, and out-of-the-box RDF databases, allow them to buy this part of their solution rather than build it. The familiar XML tools (e.g.,

A tour of my Wordpress plugins

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Google XML Sitemaps. Automatically create a "robots" meta-tag for search engines. I don't write many meta-posts, but I was just asked for the forty-seventh time which Wordpress plugin I use for this or that.

Reincubate: Blog: Chief Technology Officer job description (for web, start-up or corporate)

www.reincubate.com

Start-ups often hire at one extreme -- closer to a Lead Developer or VP of Engineering -- whereas corporates may focus on their CIO, which is potentially quite a different role. Hold responsibility for IT governance of platform & services, including telecommunications, networks, infrastructure, engineering, media, and architecture. XML sitemap.

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