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Just published another deep cut song review- "Don't Hang Up" by 10cc. 
A review of "Don't Hang Up" by English rock band 10cc. Check out themes, comparisons, and other random thoughts on this great pop song.
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I'd never heard them referred to as Zombie subdomains, but I've seen the damage that DNS wildcard subdomains can do to a site. If you've got your own website or you administer someone elses, this "simple" fix can save you a lot of grief. 
Google dislikes spending precious resources indexing web content on your site that is of no consequence to itself or its users. Inconsequential web content can be present in the form of duplicated pages and irrelevant or repetitive and/or thin text. Even worse, it is a waste of Google’s crawl budget on your site and such …
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Join the Pony Express to deliver 100 letters! #GoogleDoodle (I only got 44, but it was fun trying.)
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Pretty interesting. Life continues to astound in its plasticity, and now we have found marine life several miles under ice in Antarctica.
Researchers say life's existence in water under Antarctic ice shows its ability to survive on worlds like Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
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Very helpful, in-depth guide to becoming a +Screaming Frog champ!
Learn how to use Screaming Frog for technical site audits, keyword research, competitive analysis, link building and more with this comprehensive guide!
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In 2 days, the FCC will vote on chairman Tom Wheeler's strong net neutrality proposal. Mozilla is one of the groups fighting to keep the internet free. 
This link is for a petition, put together by Mozilla, to let the FCC know that the American people won't let corporations claim the Internet. If you have your own website, or you visit websites run by individuals or small groups; if you believe that small businesses contribute to our country, then please speak out on this. 
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And believe me, I'm excited about it! Wheeler even proposed including wireless internet, something that earlier provisions had excluded, so this is a very robust proposal!
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I'm trying my hand at bloggin; I'm trying to get into the habit of reviewing a song a week (sometimes I include a drawing I've done, not always related to the song). This week it's Hozier's "Take Me to Church." 
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Some incredible images (including cool time-lapse images) of yesterday's volcanic eruption in Chile. 
This is one of the most spectacular eruptions of the year (so far).
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Ignore the image that's showing; this is GoPro footage of a spacewalk. It's incredible. 
This footage was taken by U.S. astronaut Terry Virts during two spacewalks (EVAs) on the International Space Station on February 25, 2015 and March 1, 2015....
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+Matthew Young, weren't you just asking about Meerkat? Looks like it's not having the windfall some think it is. What are your thoughts? Have you tried it?
About three days after it received a lavish new funding round, Meerkat died an ugly and embarrassing death. It is hard to decide whether the Great Meerkat Debacle that has unfolded over the past we...
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People were talking a lot about it, but Twitter swiftly put the kibosh in a 3rd party app using its database. It was effectively dead in the water shortly after I installed the app. So yes, I used it for a week, then made the jump to Periscope, which is Twitter's official live-streaming app. 
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Google recently announced they will soon begin using mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor. +Robert Ramirez digs in to talk about what's changing, how this affects your site, and what to look out for.
Never has Google announced the date of an algorithm change in advance. Learn how the news effects you, plus tips to get your mobile SEO and UX in order.
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As if we needed more confirmation that websites need to be mobile, +Google Webmasters makes a really good recommendation for testing out your site's performance across devices. 
I've certainly seen plenty of sites with a mobile site (m-dot) that's got great UX, is seen as mobile-friendly, but isn't tagged properly, so mobile searches are showing the desktop (not mobile-friendly) version in SERPs. 
If you've done the work to create mobile content; make sure search engines (and searchers) can find it! 
 
If your mobile pages use different URLs than your desktop pages (such as m.example.com or example.com/m/), test both mobile and desktop URLs in Fetch as Google to make sure that redirects are correct. In this picture's example, mobile users accessing the desktop URL (path: /) are correctly redirected to the mobile URL (path: /?m=1). 

Test your desktop and #mobilefriendly URLs with Fetch as Google: http://goo.gl/cyTYjw
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Insatiably curious, occasionally funny, and usually hungry.
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I write stories and music, I cook, and I try to avoid having to dance. It's not that I don't enjoy dancing, it's just that I look like I'm experiencing severe trauma when I do.
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I finished The Brothers Karamazov. It was harder than running a marathon; trust me, I know.
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SEO Analyst
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Customer service, copy writing, proficient in keyboard and guitar (and passable on the electric bass and harmonica), strong knowledge of Excel and data mining, Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools, familiar with Wordpress and PixelSilk, and I make a killer bowl of chili.
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