Tag: search engine optimization

Sprint Planning, SEO Algorithm, and Majestic

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The past two days were consumed with sprint planning, algorithm planning, and getting more Majestic data! Monday morning, we spent almost the entire day planning our two week sprint. It was a little different this time though, because we played product owner and decided which stories to take on and prioritized the stories ourselves. After … Continued

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joyce

Finishing Sprint 2 of the Summer Hackathon

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Last week, on Thursday and Friday, the Tool Team finished our second sprint! Pranav and I put some final touches on the Google Local Listing method and did more extensive testing. We finally settled on an SEO algorithm that retrieved accurate responses for most businesses, except for some large ones that are linked to by … Continued

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Google Listing API and Coding

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The past two days have been consumed with trying to figure out how to fulfill the get google local listing for a url story. Yesterday a lot of my time was spent with Pranav researching API’s to do this. We found two: BrightLocal and the Google Web Services API. We decided to go with Google … Continued

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Community Management Agile Sprint 3 and 4 by Jenny Zhang

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Hello world, Compared to our last two agile sprints, sprints 3 and 4 went much more smoothly. Our team is now comfortable working with the Django framework. I spent the last two weeks doing front-end work using Bootstrap, a popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first websites. I much prefer front-end development, because … Continued

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Joyce

Majestic API Polishing and Agile Sprint Planning

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Last week at the end of the week I just finished polishing up my Majestic code. This became difficult with Jose’s refactoring because his code worked within the Django framework while mine and the team’s code just existed in a separate scripts folder. We couldn’t figure out how to work with Jose’s code in time … Continued

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kunal

New Coding Practices and Agile Sprint Planning

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The end of last week was quite successful for our team. We were able to complete all the tasks that we included in our sprint planning at the beginning of the week. With the help of José, we were able to scrape url pages and get information which is vital for the new version of … Continued

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Joyce

Sprint Planning and Printing JSON Returned by QScraper

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Today the Tool Team started off the day with sprint planning the whole week, which I thought was really helpful. We took about two hours doing this and split up all the different user stories into Core and SEO KPI. Within each category, we marked which user stories would be easy, medium, and hard and also … Continued

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More Work on the SEO Formulas

More Work on the SEO Formulas

        Filed under: Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Summer Internship Hackathon

Day Nine: On Friday, we talked a lot more about good ideas we could add to improve our SEO algorithm for SEOQ. A lot of good stuff came from that conversation, during which Blake shared some of his revelations about search engine optimization that he found when he was surfing the web on his iPad … Continued

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Day 8: Report for SEO Analysis Tool

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On Day 8, Jessie and I started coding the report page for SEOQ. We figured that bootstrap HTML was the way to go as those websites are the most appealing to internet users, especially recently. The layout of the report began as three columns which each had a specific score. The first column would be … Continued

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Pranav

SEO Analysis Algorithm Building

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Today Joyce, Kunal, Jessie, and I split up to make some meaningful progress on SEOQ.com. Jessie and Kunal spent time on the user interface and data visualization, Joyce and I got into the details of the actual algorithm that will provide the service. We are taking into account a variety of SEO factors but trying … Continued

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Joyce

Designing the SEO Algorithm for our SEO Tool

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Day Eight: Today, after our daily stand-up, we went back to our rooms and started looking into the QScraper documentation that Jose sent us. After a little review, we called Jose on Google Hangout to ask him what he was up to, fill him in on our final algorithm plan, and also let him know … Continued

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Day 7 at the Summer Internship Hackathon

Day 7 at the Summer Internship Hackathon

        Filed under: Search Engine Optimization, Summer Internship Hackathon

Hi everyone!   Today at the Summer Internship Hackathon, Blake, Justin and I started off the morning with a meeting to make sure the Traction team was going in the right direction. We decided on a plan to reach out to SEO pros by email and LinkedIn messages. We also decided on a “growth hacking” … Continued

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Day 7: An Algorithm for SEOQ

Day 7: An Algorithm for SEOQ

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Day 7 consisted of breaking down how the algorithm for the new SEOQ would work. There are many different variables that Google uses in order to determine the rankings of pages for each search. For example, the keyword phrases that appear in a URL, Page Title or Heading, all affect how good of a score … Continued

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Pranav

Search Engine Algorithm Planning

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Today we began taking the factors that Blake, Joyce, Luis, and I had identified as being key indicators of an SEO performance and planning how this information would be used to build our tool at SEOQ.com. While SEOQ.com does currently check for some of the factors, it lacks depth and sophistication in its algorithm. This … Continued

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