Our Favorite Posts Of Last Week (Mar 10, 2019)

A Comprehensive Analysis of the New Domain Authority

Moz's Domain Authority is requested over 1,000,000,000 times per year, it's referenced millions of times on the web, and it has become a veritable household name among search engine optimizers for a variety of use cases, from determining the success of a link building campaign to qualifying domains
Link: https://moz.com/blog/comprehensive-analysis-domain-authority
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RNN-Based Handwriting Recognition in Gboard

The starting point for any online handwriting recognizer are the touch points. The drawn input is represented as a sequence of strokes and each of those strokes in turn is a sequence of points each with a timestamp attached.
Link: http://ai.googleblog.com/2019/03/rnn-based-handwriting-recognition-in.html
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Diving into Technical SEO using Cloudflare Workers

This is a guest post by Igor Krestov and Dan Taylor. Igor is a lead software developer at SALT.agency, and Dan a lead technical SEO consultant, and has also been credited with coining the term “edge SEO”. SALT.
Link: https://blog.cloudflare.com/diving-into-technical-seo-cloudflare-workers/
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Google open-sources GPipe, a library for efficiently training large deep neural networks

If you’re in the business of training large-scale AI systems, good news: Google’s got your back.
Link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/04/google-open-sources-gpipe-a-library-for-efficiently-training-deep-neural-networks/
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quest is in the name: question answering systems

Upcoming SlideShare Loading in …5 × quest is in the name: question answering systems 1. | #searchlove | @alexisKsanders quest is in the word. 2.
Link: https://www.slideshare.net/sandersal1/quest-is-in-the-name-question-answering-systems
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An SEO’s guide to site architecture

Visualising the principles of basic site architecture issues for SEO, identifying problems and devising actionable methods to solve them. In 2011, I gave a presentation called “Solving Site Architecture Issues” at a conference called SES London.
Link: https://builtvisible.com/solving-site-architecture-issues/
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Ranking Development now available for All Keywords

Up until now we’ve been storing keyword positions for around one million keywords per country in order to show the keyword ranking history. A few months ago, however, we started to permanently store the rankings of all the keywords across all of our keyword databases.
Link: https://www.sistrix.com/changelog/ranking-development-now-available-for-all-keywords/
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A Technical SEO Guide to Lighthouse Performance Metrics

Performance is money. We’ve all had it drilled into our heads: 7s page load means 26 percent session loss. We’re learning more about the real-life human impact of our heft pages. ($0.11 to load a single page? What’s going on there, Canada!)
Link: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/a-technical-seo-guide-to-lighthouse-performance-metrics/292703/
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Engage 2018 Conference Agenda – Portland, OR

Ian Lurie is the Founder of Portent, a Clearlink Digital Agency. Portent provides paid and organic search and social media, content, and analytics services to B2B and B2C brands. Ian’s professional specialties and favorite topics are marketing strategy, search, history, and all things nerdy.
Link: https://www.sempdx.org/engage/agenda/
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How to build a bot to automate your mindless tasks using Python and Google BigQuery

Do you have repetitive tasks? Something that you do regularly, every week or even every day? Reporting might be one of your weekly or daily tasks. You query or ask for the data, and do some visualizations, then give it to your boss.
Link: https://medium.freecodecamp.org/how-to-build-a-bot-to-automate-your-mindless-tasks-using-python-and-google-bigquery-a34faf7fb74
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The Next Era of Web Marketing: 2019 & Beyond

Upcoming SlideShare Loading in …5 × The Next Era of Web Marketing: 2019 & Beyond Rand Fishkin | Founder & CEO The Next Era of Web Marketing How Marketers Can Stay Ahead of Industry-Wide Change in 2019 and Beyond Bit.
Link: https://www.slideshare.net/randfish/the-next-era-of-web-marketing-2019-beyond
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Understanding Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)

This post was co-written with Baptiste Rocca. Yann LeCun described it as “the most interesting idea in the last 10 years in Machine Learning”.
Link: https://towardsdatascience.com/understanding-generative-adversarial-networks-gans-cd6e4651a29
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Will Node.js forever be the sluggish Golang?

It seems you cannot go a week without hearing about the next, allegedly faster, so called “web framework” for Node.js. Yes we all know Express is slow, but can yet another “web framework” really improve I/O performance? Beyond evading the overhead of Express, no, it cannot.
Link: https://levelup.gitconnected.com/will-node-js-forever-be-the-sluggish-golang-f632130e5c7a
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