At present, the major telecom companies in India are pressurizing the Indian Govt. to pass laws that’ll allow them to treat each type of internet traffic differently. It essentially means that it’ll no longer be you as an user who decides what you want to browse on the internet. They instead want to control what, how and when you use the internet. Many pro-net neutrality groups and experts are linking net neutrality directly to freedom of speech — and they’re not wrong in doing so.
I’ve recently published three posts on the TechTage blog. Two by me, and one by Liam McCarthy of Wow Internet. Liam wrote a detailed guide on removing unnatural links to your site. I wrote a very long guide on optimizing and speeding up WordPress sites. Then most recently, I wrote a different kind of post, a case study showing the correlation between user experience and search engine performance.
The episode two of the WPBacon podcast features Syed Balkhi (founder of WPBeginner) & Jacob King (established SEO). They go beyond WordPress, into SEO, running websites and earning money online. The podcast is full of humour and (probably) won’t bore you.
Okay, so they all know what Google is up to. They all know what the Penguin 2.0 update is gonna bring. The future of Search Engine Optimization is as clear as daylight to them. But, you know what… even you can predict how SEO will shape up in the near future, if you keep track of the latest of the search engine world. It’s simple: you know what Google wants, and predict the future of SEO based on that.
So, I finally got the love of WordPress 3.6 (final). I have been running 3.6 beta’s and RC’s since the 2 months. In case you don’t know, WordPress 3.6 comes with Twenty Thirteen, a new default theme that focusses on the ‘blog’ layout more than ever. There are quite a few other interesting features in WordPress 3.6 as well. They’ve created this cool video to show off WP 3.6.
WordPress 3.6 (Oscar) comes with support for different post formats (for themes supporting them). This is an awesome thing. All those bold, vibrant colours look great in blogs! Great job, WordPress team!
I’m now running WordPress 3.7 Alpha (24954) on this site, though. It got updated from 3.6 RC2 to 3.7-alpha-24954 automatically as I had the ‘bleeding edge nightlies’ enabled in WordPress Beta Tester plugin. Stable for me so far… 🙂
I support copyright, as long as it fights plagiarism and encourages creativity. The reality is that most corporations and money-minded individuals want to and do use copyright just to make money (alone) off their products by preventing others from accessing them without paying for them.