SEO

How to become a consultant in SEO for the first time

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[Cross post from Quora] I’d make sure you know what you are getting into. SEO is complicated and multifaceted. You need to be qualified to work for clients. I’d start with the following guidelines and afterwards, search for other free guides and tutorials and consume them all: The Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization from […]

Digital Marketing

Black Hat SEO is a bomb waiting to explode

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Quora question: Can an on-page SEO and off page SEO with backlinks and social signals alone be enough to skyrocket your site or do you also need a marketing campaign as well? It sounds sketchy. Backlinks and social signals ONLY sounds a black hat SEO strategy. I’d suggest you never do this for a client. […]

Data Analysis

State data within a Python Class definition

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From my procedural language days, state data was easier for me to understand than in some OOP languages. It took me a while, for instance, but I finally got the syntax correct below for creating a local state variable within a Python class here: [the solution was to create the var “self.count” with the _init_ method below… […]

Data Analysis

Combinatorics problem

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You are given a ten piece box of chocolate truffles. You know based on the label that six of the pieces have an orange cream filling and four of the pieces have a coconut filling. If you were to eat four pieces in a row, what is the probability that the first two pieces you eat have an orange […]