Women in engineering: How I found and started my career as a software engineer

Sprout Social

I made it through with top grades and decided that from then on, I wanted to make sure women in engineering would not have the same experience as me. I started to get more involved in outreach programs and activities that allowed me to connect with other women in engineering.

Building A Career in Electrical Engineering

The Realtime Report

Building A Career in Electrical Engineering. If you’re among the people looking for your dream career, you might consider becoming an electrical engineer. Knowing how to become an electrical engineer is the first step you need to take. What Is an Electrical Engineer?

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Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Nonetheless, as I was identifying their needs; talking about where they are now; and what they’re goals and challenges are, one of the partners was skeptical about search engine optimization (SEO). And links are a critical part of rising in the search engine rankings. But, HubSpot generates a good portion of our traffic from search engines now. Here’s why: Search Engine Optimization is the Foundation. By Peter Caputa.

How Companies Are Taking Advantage of Search Engines

The Realtime Report

How Companies Are Taking Advantage of Search Engines. With search engines becoming a normal part of everyday life, search engine optimization is being utilized more and more. Search engine optimization, or SEO, can be confusing for some as it is often not explained very well.

Navigating an Engineering Internship During Unusual Times

Pixlee

This meant that we would be meeting Pablo, Pixlee’s Director of Engineering, for the first time at the airport. Every Day Matters as a Software Engineering Intern. The day of a software engineering intern seemed more or less the same as that of a full-time engineer at Pixlee, which gave us a lot of room to learn. Then we’d have meetings with the engineering team. Engineering

Everything You Need to Know About Professional Engineering License Renewal

The Realtime Report

Everything You Need to Know About Professional Engineering License Renewal. High school students are flocking to college in greater numbers than ever before as they realize the value of investing four years in a college degree in a technical discipline like engineering. After college, one has to get relevant certifications in the industry to be employable, like the professional engineering (PE) license. Moving Forward as an Engineer.

Not Your Mom's Social Engineering

Forbes Social Media

Social Engineering is the leading vector for attack by nation-states, adversaries, criminals and con-people alike. It uses the element of rapport to illicit information or performance of a task or action

Search Engine Submission Now Officially a Scam

Bill Hartzer

I can finally officially declare that all search engine submission services are now scams. If you receive an email from [b]anyone[/b] claiming to offer search engine submission services or a similar submission service–it is spam and also a scam. Yes, search engine submission is officially dead–and officially a scam. Let me make it very clear, here: You do NOT have to submit your web site to the search engines. Search Engine Optimization

Is Bing The Best Search Engine?

Small Business Mavericks

This is probably the best idea that Bing could come up — a blind search engine test. search engines bing google search engine search resultsBing keeps trying to convince, by one way or another, that its search results are better than Google’s. They’ve tried just about everything they can think of. But they have one more card to play (or maybe not), and they’re playing it pretty heavy right now.

Co-op at Pixlee: My Semester as an Engineering Intern

Pixlee

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Joanna Lou, a software engineering intern who joined Pixlee as a part of Waterloo University’s co-op program. Another interesting thing about working at a startup is that although your job description says “Fullstack Developer” or “Frontend Engineer”, more often than not you are encouraged to do things outside of your role. Even across North America, the engineering team functioned like clockwork. Engineering

Summer Engineering Internships at Sprout

Sprout Social

What’s it like to spend the summer as an intern on Sprout Social’s engineering team? From day one, engineering interns at Sprout are part of the team. Each intern joins an engineering squad (Mobile, Publishing, Reporting or Infrastructure ) and spends their summer working with full-time engineers on features that impact more than 17,000 customers around the world. This helps engineers (and in turn, customers) get the social data they need more efficiently.

Engineering at Sprout: Building an Android month picker

Sprout Social

This post Engineering at Sprout: Building an Android month picker originally appeared on Sprout Social. Sprout Engineering Team SproutNote: This article was based on Material Components version 1.2.0-beta01 as of June 1, 2020. In my three and a half years working on a small Android team at Sprout Social, one of the main things that motivates me to come into work every day is the freedom and trust from our company to tackle a problem in whatever way we deem best.

Throwback Thursday: Ask.com Search Engine

Bill Hartzer

At that time, Ask thought the future of search was people who went to search engines to ask a question. The post Throwback Thursday: Ask.com Search Engine appeared first on Bill Hartzer. Related posts: Throwback Thursday: Search Engine Watch Circa 1999 Today is Thursday, and every Thursday I try to feature. Throwback Thursday: LookSmart Search Engine Circa 1999 Do you remember LookSmart? Search Engines

Search Engines Are A Conduit, Not A Source

Dave Fleet

Let’s get this out of the way: Search engines are a key part of communications nowadays. Search engines usually drive a significant proportion – if not the majority – of traffic to companies’ websites. However, I’m tired of seeing “studies” showing that “search engines” are a source of information for consumers. Search engines are a conduit – a step along the path – not a source.

Google’s Official Search Engine Optimization Guide

Saying It Social

Tags: Search Engine Optimization google search engine optimization seo seo guide

Throwback Thursday: Altavista Search Engine, Circa 1996

Bill Hartzer

It wasn’t that difficult to get your web page ranked in most of the search engines, as long as you had a good title tag, meta tags, and the right content on the page. One of the search engines that drove a lot of traffic back then was Altavista. What was your favorite search engine? Search Engines Back in 1996, I was spending my spare time (early mornings and evenings) trying to rank web pages that I built in raw html code.

Search Engine Optimization: 10 Search Engine Ranking Problems

Bill Hartzer

I often talk to people who claim that they are suffering from poor search engine rankings. In any case, the web site is definitely suffering from search engine ranking problems if you do not have enough traffic on your web site or you perform a site:domain.com search at Google like I did below: In the video below, I show a few common ways of identifying whether your website is suffering from search engine ranking problems or not.

New Search Engine Launched: Only Searches New gTLD Domain Names

Bill Hartzer

There’s a new search engine out there that apparently has ditched the legacy.COM,NET and.ORG TLDs (Top Level Domains) and only show New gTLDs in its search results. Using Google’s Custom Search Engine, Newgle has done what no other search engine has ever done before: only show search results from websites on New gTLD domain names. Newgle is a new search engine using Google Custom Search that takes the legacy TLDs out of the search results. Search Engines

Throwback Thursday: Search Engine Watch Circa 1999

Bill Hartzer

Today is Thursday, and every Thursday I try to feature one search engine or search engine website. Today, because of the official announcement that Danny Goodwin is leaving Search Engine Watch , I thought I would feature Search Engine Watch. Let’s take a look at what Search Engine Watch looked like back when Danny Sullivan owned and operated it, back in 1999: SEW was a part of Internet.com, and Danny Sullivan was the editor. Search Engines

Don’t Pay for Search Engine Submission

Bill Hartzer

You do NOT have to pay for search engine submission services. There are still companies out there that are selling scamming others with a search engine submission service. But, in fact, if you look at it closely, it’s only a search engine submission service for $75 per year. Our services provide submission and search engine ranking for domain owners. The search engines crawl the web, trying to find all sorts of URLs that they can find.

Throwback Thursday: iWon Search Engine, Circa 2001

Bill Hartzer

Each Thursday I’m starting a new tradition here on my blog: to feature an old search engine. Today’s Throwback Thursday search engine is iWon.com, circa 2001. Well, that business plan didn’t last long, iWon is not a search engine or “start page” anymore. Search Engines Today is Thursday July 3, 2014, and that means that it’s Throwback Thursday.

Paying to Boost Organic Search Engine Rankings on Google

Bill Hartzer

Google has always been adamant about the fact that paying for Google AdWords ads will not boost your site’s organic search engine rankings. So, I do believe Google when they say that paying for Google AdWords ads won’t boost your organic search engine rankings. Will that boost your organic search engine rankings? Yes, it will, you can actually pay for organic search engine rankings. Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization Director Position

Bill Hartzer

Ryan Wall, an Executive Search Recruiter at The BOSS Group in the Dallas, Texas area forwarded this open position for a Search Engine Optimization Director that they have: Search Engine Optimization Director. We are seeking an energetic, professional, and dedicated leader to become our Search Engine Optimization Director. – Establish SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services and service guidelines that fit tightly into our plans and roadmap.

Search Engine Marketing Tool Review: SEM Rush

Bill Hartzer

From this you can tell for which keywords a site dominates the Google search engine results, and to what extent. On the other hand, if the keywords that the majority of people are using to find your site are not amongst the most searched for in the Google search engine rankings, then you won’t get any information for those keywords using this site. Search Engine Marketing

Throwback Thursday: LookSmart Search Engine Circa 1999

Bill Hartzer

Search Engines Do you remember LookSmart? Back in 1999, the LookSmart website looked like this: Back in 1999, you could search the web from the site’s home page, or you could click on one of their categories, and then a few more clicks… and then finally get to their content. For example, there was shopping content: This was essentially merely a list of search results, with plenty of featured sponsors and sponsored ads.

Appalling: US Patent US8515941 B1: System for Generating Search Engine Spam

Bill Hartzer

US Patent US8515941 B1 granted Aug 20, 2013, is titled “System for unique automated website generation, hosting, and search engine optimization” And their websites still rank well in Google despite Google Panda 4.0. So blatant that they have been awarded a patent for creating web (search engine) spam. The system generates both unique visible content and also unique invisible content read by search engines but not typically visible to end users.

Search Engine Strategies 2011 Wrap Up

Jason Yormark

Well my first official speaking gig wrapped last week at Search Engine Strategies , and I had a blast. Related posts: Attending & Speaking At Search Engine Strategies 2011. Definitely had some nerves up to and during my session titled “ Social Media Solutions On A Budget ”, but overall, I think it was a success. Much of what I covered was pulled from many of the blog posts I’ve written over the years here.

Six On Page Search Engine Optimization Must Do’s

Small Business Mavericks

Search engine optimization is not all about gaining inbound links. Use keywords carefully – these tags are for users and search engines now look at them from a user’s perspective. Once you have published your web page, be sure to add it to the sitemap (both the user and search engine sitemaps). Search engine sitemaps are regularly checked by the search engines. Newly found urls are then visited and indexed by the search engines.

Google’s CookieChoices.Org Search Engine Now 404

Bill Hartzer

CookieChoices.org , the search engine (a version of Google) that Google registered and then put live for a few days is now gone. RT @bhartzer : Google's [link] search engine is now LIVE [link]. Domain Names Google Search Engines Well, I didn’t expect that. Or maybe I did? Back in mid May, right after the European ruling came down related to the “right to remove” your details from Google, a mysterious domain name called CookieChoices.org was registered.

Danny Goodwin Leaving Search Engine Watch as Editor

Bill Hartzer

Danny Goodwin, the Editor of Search Engine Watch , is leaving Incisive Media. Mr. Goodwin has been at Search Engine Watch since 2007, and is going to work for LinkDex. Mike came on in 2009 and was phenomenal at Search Engine Watch. They need to make Search Engine Watch their own, and take it to the next level.” ” “As Search Engine Watch Editor, the most successful stories was the story right after the Google Penguin update.

The Difference Between SEOs and Search Engine Marketers

Bill Hartzer

During a recent comment thread on Facebook by my buddy Steve Floyd , the subject of SEOs (Search Engine Optimization pros or “search engine optimizers”) and SEMs (Search Engine Marketers or “Pay Per Click professionals”) came up. It’s the way SEOs and Search Engine Marketers work. Search Engine Marketing Search Engine Optimization

A new search engine for marketing podcasts

Convince & Convert

MarketingPodcasts.com is a discovery engine for marketing podcasts. So, I challenged my team (especially our developers at Marketing Press) to figure out how to build a discovery engine on top of WordPress. Are you ready to make marketing education much, much easier?

Attending & Speaking At Search Engine Strategies 2011

Jason Yormark

I’m definitely looking forward to attending at Search Engine Strategies in New York next week. It will be my return to a show I attended quite often during my tenure at Microsoft Advertising. This time around I’ve gotten the folks over at SES to actually put me on stage where I will be speaking on a panel for the Social Media Solutions On A Budget session that I actually pitched and had accepted. For those of you attending, I would love your support and feedback.

Search Engine Marketing Job Opening

Bill Hartzer

TouchStorm , a leader in online editorial video, has a job opening for a search engine marketer, someone who knows both search engine optimization and search engine marketing (PPC). Here is the job description, as recently forwarded to me: Search Engine Marketer (SEO, SEM), TouchStorm. Search Engine Marketer (SEO/SEM). Search Engine Marketing Jobs

Software engineering personalities: the Teslas and the Edisons

Sprout Social

While reading up on these two individuals, it struck us at Sprout Social that these two working styles can teach us how to build a healthy engineering culture consisting of Edisons and Teslas. We’ve found many software engineers, regardless of background, fall into one of the two personality profiles. When nurturing team culture, engineering leaders will need to identify ways to balance and accommodate these two perspectives. Sprout Engineering

Moving to HTTPS for Better Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Due to Google’s recent official announcement that an https site is a search engine ranking factor, I’ve decided to move my site, BillHartzer.com, to https from http. I wrote earlier about https secure websites and search engine rankings, and my recommendation that you consider switching your website from http to https. But let’s talk about search engine rankings. Google Search Engine Optimization Search Engines

3 Image Based Search Engines

Idaconcpts

Whenever information is needed, it seems that the first outlets most people turn to are search engines. As such, search engines are constantly evolving to keep up with the latest user demands. One of the latest developments that is rapidly expanding in popularity is the idea of image based search engines rather than keyword based searches. Image based search engines are good news for photographers and bad news for copyright violators.

Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

According to this unsolicited commercial email (spam), getting more Facebook Likes will increase your search engine rankings. Googles software engineer, Matt Cutts, has confirmed reports that Google uses social signals, such as links from Facebook and Twitter, as a ranking factor. So, while social factors are a (small) part of the search engine algorithm of Google, keep in mind that it takes 10 years for Google to fully “trust” the social signals.

Blog Tip – Write For Your Readers, Not The Search Engines

SocMed Sean

Before we ever dive into the technology behind their blog, I like to explore their content and their attitude toward the search engines. Unfortunately, over the last few years there has been a LOT of focus on search engine optimization, almost to the point that people believe they should write their content and then re-write their content with an SEO lens to ensure that the search engines will index the article.

Meet Team Sprout: Shweta, Senior Software Engineer

Sprout Social

She has a knack for taking complicated data ideas and translating them in a way that her audience can understand, whether that is another engineer or a less tech-savvy person, such as myself. She is now a city organizer for Tech Ladies Chicago, has attended her first engineering conference and is building her experience as a speaker on topics that impact women of color and women in technology. Name: Shweta Kapur Department: Engineering Started at Sprout: February 2017.

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A Short History of Search Engine Optimisation

Bill Hartzer

In the early days of the Internet, search engine optimisation was a fairly simple affair. To rank for a keyword in a search engine, all that was required was to put them in the title, the keyword meta tag and mention it freely in the site content and hey presto! This however led to ‘ keyword stuffing ’ which was a technique of repeatedly using the keyword in the meta tag and hiding keywords behind images, in order to manipulate the search engines. Search Engine Optimization

Disallow Search Engines in Robots.txt File? No Worries on Google

Bill Hartzer

Well, actually I’m not surprised when it comes to Google, but this is the first time I have seen a website disallow the search engines from indexing their website. Yep, leave it up to Google to give you a number one ranking even if you purposely are stopping the search engines from indexing your website. A website has a robots.txt file directive for the search engines to NOT index their website. Google Search Engines Here’s a first.

February 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Bill Hartzer

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry. comScore, Inc. NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its monthly comScore qSearch analysis of the U.S. search marketplace.