Memorial Day Laptop Coupons

Memorial Day Laptop Coupons

As an ongoing service to our Laptop Buyer’s Guide and subscribers the Bizwaremagic site regularly posts all the latest discounts/coupons offered by major retailers such as HP, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and Alienware. This Memorial Day Holiday online computer buyers can save up to 50% on popular laptops, desktops and tablets.

HP is offering some great coupons on Envy laptops – including $250 off the HP Envy – 15t Touch notebook and $550 off the HP Envy 17t Touch. Desktop bargains include a $550 savings on the HP Envy Phoenix 810st Desktop with i7 Power that starts at $1,250.

Also, online HP shoppers can save $10 on a $60 purchase of select HP products or Save $15 off on an online order of $75 or more. Plus, free shipping is offered on all items.

Dell also has some Memorial Day coupons worth noting. These offers include $300 off select PCs and 43% off the Inspiron 15 3000 series Touch laptop with Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive and Windows 8.1 for just $399.99. You can find other Dell discount coupons here.

Finally, other major laptop makers such as Lenovo and Toshiba are all offering special Memorial Day Offers. If you’re interested in taking advantage of these Holiday Deals Click Here.

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Mobile-Friendly: How Google And The Other Search Engine Sites Stack Up In Mobile Readiness?

Google’s April 21st mobile deadline has come and gone. Did you manage to get your website mobile-friendly? Or are you still struggling to get all your webpages mobile-friendly?

To be fair, Google did give webmasters several months warning to get their sites mobile-friendly if their wanted to fully take advantage of Google’s listings/rankings when it comes to their mobile index. Small webmasters with 1000’s of webpages to optimize for the mobile market were left scrambling to meet the deadline.

Google Mobile Test Warning

However, unlike the Panda & Penguin Updates, this time Google promised this mobile update wouldn’t affect or bring down your whole site. In other words, having a few mobile-challenged pages won’t cause your whole site’s rankings/status to tank like it does for the other Updates where a few bad pages or links can send your site into Google Purgatory.

And unlike these other Updates that severely damaged the web and link sharing, making your webpages and site mobile-friendly is a good thing. Since over 50% of web surfers are now accessing the web through their smart phones/gadgets/tablets – improving the mobile user’s experience can only help your site. More traffic, lower bounce rates and more time spent on your pages… this is good for business, not just for higher mobile rankings in Google.

Like thousands, if not millions of other webmasters, I scrambled to get my sites mobile-friendly. I have spent weeks re-writing code and testing my pages in both Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test and the more detailed PageInsights Test.

After managing to get most of my pages at least Mobile Friendly (with scores of at least 90% in the mobile user experience) I wondered just how does Google and the other other search engine sites stack up when it comes to mobile friendliness?

Well, Google.com gets a warning in its own PageInsights Test with a 78/100 Speed score with suggestions to avoid landing page redirects, optimize images and minify JavaScript. However, Google did manage a 99/100 on Mobile User Experience with the suggestion they should consider fixing or re-sizing the tap targets appropriately.

Can’t say I was surprised by the results but did expect to see a 100% on that user experience metric. Guess Google doesn’t really have to live by your rules or their own for that matter, but you would think they would fix the speed issue when it comes to mobile – just saying.

Here’s how Google.com faired on the PageInsights Test:

Mobile

78/100 Speed

Should Fix:
Avoid landing page redirects

Consider Fixing:
Optimize images

Minify JavaScript
7 Passed Rules

Download optimized image, JavaScript,
and CSS resources for this page.

99/100 User Experience
Consider Fixing:
Size tap targets appropriately

That’s Google, but how does the other search engines stack up – remember them, Yahoo and Bing? Not much
better, especially when it comes to page speed.

Yahoo.com PageInsights Test:

Mobile

66/100 Speed
Should Fix:
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript
and CSS in above-the-fold content
Consider Fixing:
Leverage browser caching
Minify HTML
7 Passed Rules

98 / 100User Experience
Consider Fixing:
Size tap targets appropriately
4 Passed Rules

…………………………………………

Bing.com PageInsights Test:

Mobile

72/100 Speed
Should Fix:
Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript
and CSS in above-the-fold content
Prioritize visible content
Consider Fixing:
Enable compression
7 Passed Rules

100/100 User Experience
Congratulations! No issues found.

While both Yahoo (66) and Bing (72) scored lower on the page speed test, it should be noted that Bing was the only one with a 100% – No Issues Found – on its mobile user experience test. By the way, DuckDuckGo.com also gets 100% on the user experience but only 71 on the speed test.

If you need help with making your webpages mobile-friendly I would highly recommend this comprehensive
article by Aleyda Solis on Searchengineland. You can find it located here.

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Is Content Marketing The New SEO?


Content Marketing




Is Content Marketing The New SEO?

Written by Titus Hoskins


Search Engine Optimization or SEO has long been the main stable of many a
successful webmaster or site owner, but is it still effective on today’s web?
After Google’s many decimating algorithm updates, especially Penguin, has SEO
run its natural course? Guess the real question here is a little more dramatic
– is SEO dead?

One thing is certain; Google has drastically changed how the web now works.
Through its many algorithm changes and fear mongering Google has altered
forever how content is presented and accessed on the web. Exact keyword
linking, the very heart of the Internet, has been severely if not fatally
damaged. In addition, finely tuned optimized webpages and sites are now
looked on with disfavor – especially by Google, the company that controls
75% of the web’s lucrative search traffic.

In recent years, webmasters and site owners have become so scared of Google’s
Mighty Wrath, they hesitate to even keyword link to content on their own sites
and are extremely leery of linking out to any resources, no matter how helpful
these may be for their site’s visitors. The erosion of these essential keyword
links has made the web less relevant and useful. And the fallout is just beginning.

Link building of any kind is now perceived as “unnatural” and against Google’s
infamous Webmaster Guidelines. At the very core of this discussion, if webmasters
have to actually build links then these links can be seen as unnatural and manipulated.
Backlinks from article resource boxes, blog posts, press releases, forum comments…
have all come under disdain. In other words, link building by its very nature,
is wrong and should be avoided if you want to rank in Google.

Not everyone agrees with this statement, but one does get the general overall
feeling that SEO and link building, in particular, have lost their effectiveness
on the Post-Panda/Penguin web. Webmasters have also become keenly aware of their
link profiles and backlinks from other sites. These same webmasters are scrambling
to clean up any bad links – either by removal or by disavowing them in Google’s
Webmaster Tools.

[For a very insightful look at links and link building in 2015 – read this article
by Eric Ward, a link expert who pioneered the process long before Google reared its
delightful head.]

So if link building and on-page optimization are out, what is there left for the
poor webmaster to do? One over-riding solution that is gradually coming to the
forefront is content marketing. This solution is a broad term that encompasses
a whole series of promotions webmasters and site owners can do to bring their
content into the spotlight.

This new method can often be seen as a roundabout way to promote your site and
brand. Instead of traditional SEO methods, a webmaster puts into place or builds
numerous social platforms and subscriber bases, in order to push or market their
content. For example, in the not so distant past, if a site owner wanted to build
backlinks/seo for a certain important webpage on his or her site, they would
build/exchange links from other related sites, perhaps do a guess blog post or
submit a related article to another site and do other like-minded things.

Now with content marketing the process has changed slightly – a webmaster can do
an infographic of that “certain important webpage” and submit that infographic
to all their social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest,
StumbleUpon, Linkedin… where they have thousands or 10’s of thousands of
followers/fans eager to like and share this infographic. Or the resourceful
webmaster can make a related video to not only share on YouTube, but also on
all the other social bookmark sites.

Webmasters are now marketing/promoting related content (infographic, video,
slideshow, image…) in order to create buzz and momentum for their webpage or
brand. Subscribers and followers will comment, like and share this helpful,
funny or inspirational content to their fans and followers. All this social
activity and engagement can be seen as the new SEO. One can use it to build
natural backlinks to your website.

Same old, same old… you’re thinking, but not really.

This whole social involvement/sharing is much harder to manipulate and can be
seen as a more “natural” ranking metric by the search engines – especially Google.
Having thousands of social media followers discussing and recommending your content
will no doubt be a major ranking factor in the years to come.

In a similar light, how many active followers/fans your brand or site attracts
will also be another important ranking metric when the search engine come calling.
How well you can “market” your content will play a significant role in the number
of visitors or clients your site receives. Lastly, actively promoting your content
in all these social platforms may just be the new SEO.

Want more help with content marketing? Here are:

12 Content Marketing Strategies For Effective SEO In 2015



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