Link Directory – Season Submit http://seasonsubmit.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:26:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://seasonsubmit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2-150x150.png Link Directory – Season Submit http://seasonsubmit.com/ 32 32 Dukas supplies 80% of the products in Kenya https://seasonsubmit.com/dukas-supplies-80-of-the-products-in-kenya/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:12:28 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/dukas-supplies-80-of-the-products-in-kenya/ Did you know: Dukas supplies 80% of the products in Kenya By Soko Directory Team / Posted on November 22, 2022 | 10:10 p.m. Small retail stores, known as Doukas mushroomed in Nairobi. That aside, anyone would admit how handy they are for all of us. It may be that once you forgot that you […]]]>

Did you know: Dukas supplies 80% of the products in Kenya

By Soko Directory Team / Posted on November 22, 2022 | 10:10 p.m.

Small retail stores, known as Doukas mushroomed in Nairobi. That aside, anyone would admit how handy they are for all of us. It may be that once you forgot that you need to replenish the salt in the house. Or this time you wanted to buy groceries and cornmeal and found them at a one stop shop that has a store and a grocery stand in the front of the store. For years, Dukas has been kept out of critical conversations about ‘small businesses’, even though they play a vital role in the lives of many Kenyans.

According to TechnoServe statistics, Dukas in Kenya provide about 80% of consumer goods and are often run by women or families. They bring products and services closer to consumers and are the only ones known to sometimes give goods on credit to the consumer lowest in the value chain.

Despite the enormous advantages of Dukas in Kenya, they still face many challenges and are unable to operate effectively, which results in lower income for their owners. The challenges were more dominant during the pandemic, not only in our country, but globally. To help Dukas in Nairobi meet these challenges, in partnership with the elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization and the Citi Foundation, TechnoServe has worked to increase the profitability of over 1,000 high-potential stores in Nairobi through to its Smart Duka initiative.

The methodology combines individual in-store consulting, group training, association formation and innovative digital solutions that have enabled them to future-proof their businesses, strengthen the supply chain and play a major role in inclusion digital finance.

Smart Duka tools equip store owners with management skills and business knowledge. They can foster business networks and optimize financial performance, aesthetics, product offerings, and store displays. The project is also exploring convenient digital solutions that allow traders in Nairobi to efficiently manage inventory and make mobile payments.

The program operates on the promise that micro and small enterprises form the backbone of emerging economies and, according to the International Labor Organization, generate around 90% of jobs in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, micro-retail outlets are an essential source of basic goods and services for vulnerable communities and are an essential link in food supply chains.

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WhatsApp expands in-app features to help users browse and find businesses • TechCrunch https://seasonsubmit.com/whatsapp-expands-in-app-features-to-help-users-browse-and-find-businesses-techcrunch/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:02:27 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/whatsapp-expands-in-app-features-to-help-users-browse-and-find-businesses-techcrunch/ WhatsApp is introducing new Yellow Pages-like features to help users find businesses from the instant messaging app, as part of the Meta-owned platform’s growing attempts to make deeper inroads into commerce electronic. The encrypted messaging service, used by over 2 billion users worldwide, said Thursday it was extending a feature called “Directory” to all users […]]]>

WhatsApp is introducing new Yellow Pages-like features to help users find businesses from the instant messaging app, as part of the Meta-owned platform’s growing attempts to make deeper inroads into commerce electronic.

The encrypted messaging service, used by over 2 billion users worldwide, said Thursday it was extending a feature called “Directory” to all users in Brazil’s key overseas market to help them browse and discover local small businesses in their neighborhoods. The nationwide rollout follows WhatsApp testing the directory feature in São Paulo last year.

WhatsApp is also introducing the ability to find larger businesses from within the app. The feature — rolling out in multiple markets (Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico and the UK), a spokesperson told TechCrunch — will allow users to browse businesses by category such as banking, food and beverage and trips as well as by their names.

The feature, called “Business Search,” aims to help individuals avoid wasting time looking up business phone numbers on their websites and entering and saving those details to their phone contacts, the company said during a WhatsApp-focused business summit in Brazil.

The new features underscore WhatsApp’s growing attempts to turn the giant messaging app into a commerce engine, one of its biggest bets to generate revenue from the otherwise free service. The company revealed in its quarterly results last month that click-to-WhatsApp ad activity grew 80% year-over-year and was on track to generate $1.5 billion. of annual income.

“We want to make it easier for people to do more on WhatsApp,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at the summit. “Part of that is creating better ways to engage with businesses. And although millions of businesses in Brazil use it for chat, we haven’t made it easy to find businesses or buy from them, so people end up having to use workarounds . The ultimate goal here is to make sure you can find, message and buy from a business in the same WhatsApp chat.

Brazil, the most populous country in Latin America, is a key region for WhatsApp. The platform, which has more than 120 million users in Brazil, has chosen the South American market to test several new commercial offers.

whatsapp last year introduces payment service to merchants in Brazil, in what was briefly a world first for WhatsApp. This canceled the feature shortly after following the local central bank stating that adequate risk and regulatory testing must first be undertaken.

Brazil’s monetary authority said at the time that its decision would “preserve an adequate competitive environment, guaranteeing the operation of an interchangeable, fast, safe, transparent, open and cheap payment system”.

The crypto messaging platform, which received approval to operate peer-to-peer payments in the country last year, said it was still awaiting regulatory clearance on merchant payments. But that doesn’t stop him from pursuing some development work.

Payments giant Cielo, multinational Fiserv, merchant acquirer Getnet, payment platform Mercado Pago and credit and debit card player Rede have built technical integration with WhatsApp and many of them are participating in the production testing, the Meta-owned unit said.

“If you run a business in Brazil, that means people will be able to find, contact and buy from you in one WhatsApp chat, and we’re also working to bring that experience to more countries in the coming months,” Zuckerberg said. “This is the next step for enterprise messaging and I can’t wait to hear about the opportunities it opens up for all of you.”

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Reggae Festival Guide Magazine and Online Reggae Festival Directory Now Book Worldwide 2023 2X GRAMMY Nominee, Famous Reggae Singer-Songwriter Glen Washington https://seasonsubmit.com/reggae-festival-guide-magazine-and-online-reggae-festival-directory-now-book-worldwide-2023-2x-grammy-nominee-famous-reggae-singer-songwriter-glen-washington/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 06:11:15 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/reggae-festival-guide-magazine-and-online-reggae-festival-directory-now-book-worldwide-2023-2x-grammy-nominee-famous-reggae-singer-songwriter-glen-washington/ Now Booking Worldwide 2023 2X GRAMMY Nominee, Famous Reggae Singer-Songwriter Glen Washington November 13, 2022 Latest Reggae News Book Now Worldwide 20232X GRAMMY Nominee,Famous reggae singer/composerGlen Washington The esteemed conscious musician has signed exclusively with Guess what entertainment as his booking agency. Born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, he is currentlyone of the most […]]]>

Now Booking Worldwide 2023 2X GRAMMY Nominee, Famous Reggae Singer-Songwriter Glen Washington

November 13, 2022
Latest Reggae News


Book Now Worldwide 2023
2X GRAMMY Nominee,
Famous reggae singer/composer
Glen Washington

The esteemed conscious musician has signed exclusively with Guess what entertainment as his booking agency.

Born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, he is currently
one of the most requested artists in reggae music;
this came after many years of recording and touring around the world. With the release of over 40 singles and 20 albums, Washington has established himself not only as a singer
but also as a gifted songwriter who writes his own songs.

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Glen Washington’s endurance triumph was
25 years of preparation. His popularity is evident on the internet, as evidenced by 15 million views on his hit video.
Kindness for weakness”

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Another hit track, “If loving you is wrong” count more
8 million views on Youtube. Her fans are very supportive
and he has 78,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

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Her latest album ‘I’m Living Well’ caught the eye
and broadcast on radio around the world.

Glen has graced the stages of reggae festivals and venues around the world including: Dub Camp Festival (France), Reggae Geel (Belgium), Big Ship Music Fest (Florida), Windsor Riverfront Festival (Canada), One Love One Heart Festival (California), Barbados Reggae Festival, Monterey Bay Reggae Fest, Summer Splash Reggae On The Bay (San Diego), World End Music Festival (Austria), LA Reggae Vegan Fest (California), Island Fest (Florida), Winter Reggae Fest (New York), Jerk Roots & Yam Festival (New York), Reggae Vybz Fest (California), One Love Fathers Day Reggae Concert (Georgia), 4 Seasons Party Cruise (Miami), Christmas Reggae Extravaganza (Black River, Jamaica), Under The Stars (Miami), and Jamaica 60th Independence Celebration (Florida).

Additionally, he has performed at concerts in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Norway, Trinidad, Kenya, Bahamas, USA, Guyana and Jamaica.

UnitedReggae.Com attended a live broadcast from Glen’s in Beverly Hills and reported, “With so much original material to draw from, Glen had to choose from the requests put forth by the crowd. He did 18 songs in his set and I was lucky enough to get a set list for you to browse and find all the songs! Glen was brought back for an encore by his delighted audience and gave us four more songs to close out his set with I can’t keep a good manthe title track from his album of the same name,
her waist-length locks swinging at the riddim.

Washington says, “As a drummer accompanying other artists, I have toured the world, playing in countries such as Japan, North, South and Central America, all over Europe and all the islands of the Caribbean. Now I repeat these trips as a featured artist, and it’s a great feeling to see thousands of fans coming for my performances.

The musical career of singer, songwriter and drummer Glenroy Washington epitomizes the cliché; “Racing is not for the fast, but for those who can endure.” In 1997, he released his first album “Brother to Brother” and, to date, has released 11 albums. Fans and critics alike say there isn’t a single bad song in her catalog. Washington made his first hit record “Rockers Not Crackers” in 1978 for the Joe Gibbs Record label; but it didn’t reappear on the charts until the release of the hit “Kindness For Weakness” in 1998.

Read an interview with united reggae here

Over the years, Washington recorded sporadically as a solo singer and extensively as a studio drummer and laid tracks for various artists. Simultaneously, Washington was a full-time drummer (sometimes vocalist) in several different bands, such as: The Avengers, The Titans, and Happiness Unlimited. With Happiness Unlimited, he emigrated to the United States to work with Stevie Wonder.

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“GLEN WASHINGTON IS LIVING ITS BEST LIFE”

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Of the resurgence of Glen Washington’s singing career,
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by Beres Hammond. Washington says:Beres is one of my favorite artists so I consider him a compliment to compare
with him.”

Glen is available for festivals, concerts, interviews and more. Please email one4allmgt@gmail.com

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Male reggae singer – 1998
New Reggae Artist – 1998
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National Male Singer of the Year – 2000
5) Reggae Soca Music Awards
Reggae Album of the Year: Number One Girl – 2000
6) New York FM Awards – 2000
7) Bruk-Out – Lover Girl Productions – 2001
8) Canadian International Reggae Awards – 2002

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Want to work in climatetech? Here’s how to start https://seasonsubmit.com/want-to-work-in-climatetech-heres-how-to-start/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:52:00 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/want-to-work-in-climatetech-heres-how-to-start/ Canary Media’s Climate meets culture column explores the intersection of energy, climate and broader culture. So you want to work in climatetech? Good! We need you. As someone who has worked in space for almost a decade (although it was called cleantech or Green technology when I started), I can testify to his enthusiasm and […]]]>

Canary Media’s Climate meets culture column explores the intersection of energy, climate and broader culture.

So you want to work in climatetech? Good! We need you.

As someone who has worked in space for almost a decade (although it was called cleantech or Green technology when I started), I can testify to his enthusiasm and the passionate commitment of those who work there.

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Thanks to the passage of Inflation Reduction Actbillions of dollars are being invested in renewable energy and other emissions reduction technologies, so there’s never been a better time to take the leap.

In reality, CNBC reported last summer, many professionals working at the world’s biggest tech companies quit their well-paying jobs and turned to climate tech (albeit likely to equally well-paying positions). With the latest news from tech layoffsthat talent migration is only likely to increase.

Resources for breaking into climate and clean energy: Climatetech recruiters

I was recently at a an event put by Greentown Laboratoriesthe largest climate technology incubator in North America, where I met Brendan Andersen from climate people, a staffing firm specializing in transitioning workers to climate technology. We talked a lot about this migration and the need for more people to work in the climate field, so I followed him via email to continue the conversation.

At Climate People, we recognize that the climate technology ecosystem is currently in its early adopter phase – people interested in this space are driven by climate work,” Andersen said. However, to get things done, we need to involve those who are unaware of climate-related jobs. »

Andersen pointed to a statistic of Terra.doa platform for climate professions, which claims 99% of people who will work in the local climate 2030 hasn’t started yet.

Here are the climate tech-specific recruiters on my radar:

climate people

EnergyWorks

Gaia Human Capital Consultants

Piper Maddox

Resources for breaking into climate and clean energy: Job boards and directories

At the Greentown Labs event, I also met Kristy Drutman, an environmental and climate communicator better known as Green brunette girl. We discussed our relationship with each other Alaina The Trash Queen’s Wood and Rollie Williamsand how she was still dealing with the recent Meet she had with them and President Biden. We then talked about his latest adventure, Green Jobs Council.

She told me that men, especially white men, are overrepresented in the climate tech space, and she wanted to create a more inclusive platform. In a recent Instagram postshe notes that the Green Jobs Board will be working to fill the green divide” when it comes to attracting more people – especially BIPOClow-income and people from the Global South – possibly employed in businesses and organizations aligned with tackling the climate crisis.

(Greentown Laboratories CEO Emily Reichert also works on changing climate technology’s lack of diversity and recently partnered with Browning green space throw ACCELan acceleration program for BIPOC founders. Entrepreneur application window is open until December 23.)

Another popular job board is run by Climatic basiswhich the company says is used by 750,000 job seekers and 2,500 employers. We’re not just a job site,” co-founder Jesse Hynes told me over email. We are a marketplace network, combining climate jobs, climate news and content, and a community through our educational programs like the Climatebase Fellowship.”

Here is a list of these and other climate tech job sites and directories worth bookmarking.

Climatic basis

List of jobs for the climate

Climate technology resume

Green Jobs Council

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Apple fixes code execution flaw in Xcode https://seasonsubmit.com/apple-fixes-code-execution-flaw-in-xcode/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 20:04:34 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/apple-fixes-code-execution-flaw-in-xcode/ Apple released a update for its Xcode IDE which includes fixes for several security vulnerabilities, including one that leads to the execution of arbitrary code under certain circumstances. Three of the four bugs fixed by Apple are in Git, including the remote code execution flaw. This vulnerability (CVE-2022-39260) is a heap overflow in the Git […]]]>

Apple released a update for its Xcode IDE which includes fixes for several security vulnerabilities, including one that leads to the execution of arbitrary code under certain circumstances.

Three of the four bugs fixed by Apple are in Git, including the remote code execution flaw. This vulnerability (CVE-2022-39260) is a heap overflow in the Git shell, which can be used as a login shell via SSH. For an attacker to achieve code execution using this bug, the victim must use the Git shell as their login shell.

“Before executing commands, git shell splits the string in an array with split_cmdline(). This function incorrectly uses an int to represent the number of entries (argc) in the argv array, allowing a malicious actor to intentionally exceed the return value, leading to arbitrary heap writes. As the resulting argv array is then passed to execv(), it is possible to leverage this attack to achieve remote code execution on a victim machine,” the bug description reads.

“Note that a victim must first allow access to git shell as a login shell and allow interactive mode by having the $HOME/git-shell-commands directory present in order to be vulnerable to this attack. “

Xcode is Apple’s integrated development environment for developing software on macOS.

One of the other vulnerabilities fixed by Apple is a separate issue in Git that may allow disclosure of sensitive information.

“When running a local clone (where clone source and target are on the same volume), Git copies the contents of the source $GIT_DIR/objects directory in the destination either by creating hard links to the source content or by copying them (if hard links are disabled via --no-hardlinks),” reads the description of the vulnerability.

“A malicious actor could convince a victim to clone a repository with a symbolic link pointing to sensitive information on the victim’s machine. This can be done either by asking the victim to clone a malicious repository on the same machine or by having them clone an embedded malicious repository as a bare repository via a submodule from any source, provided that he clones with the --recurse-submodules option.”

Apple also fixed a serious vulnerability in its Xcode server that could allow an application to gain root privileges. The fourth patch included in Xcode 14.1 resolves several other issues in Git.

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How to Find Your Twitter Friends on Mastodon https://seasonsubmit.com/how-to-find-your-twitter-friends-on-mastodon/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/how-to-find-your-twitter-friends-on-mastodon/ You can now scroll through tweets from people you follow who have mentioned Mastodon, most of whom will also include a link to their page. Click on the “Latest” tab and these results will even be in reverse chronological order. I found a handful of my Twitter friends this way. There are a few other […]]]>

You can now scroll through tweets from people you follow who have mentioned Mastodon, most of whom will also include a link to their page. Click on the “Latest” tab and these results will even be in reverse chronological order. I found a handful of my Twitter friends this way.

There are a few other search terms you can use – some people use the #TwitterMigration hashtag, for example. Others might spell Mastodon as “Mastadon”, so maybe look that up too. Be sure to come back in about a month. Assuming this isn’t a momentary thing, more people could create accounts.

Services that can find accounts

The method above will probably find most people, but if you are not satisfied, you can try a few services. The first, Twitodon, lets you connect using Twitter and Mastodon. It will analyze your Twitter followers for anyone who has also logged in using both services, then give you a list. I find it unlikely that this service will pop up someone who hasn’t pasted a link to their Mastodon profile on Twitter, but there’s no reason not to try.

Some Twitter users add a link to their Mastodon page to their Twitter bio without ever tweeting about it. fedifinder can help you find them. This application analyzes the profile of each Twitter user you follow and shows you all the Mastodon accounts there, regardless of the server they are on. I found a few people this way, you could too.

Find other interesting people to follow

The sad truth is that most of the people you follow on Twitter don’t currently have a Mastodon account. That might change, but for now you’ll probably need to find some new people to follow. The good news is that there are several ways to do this.

The first thing I would do is follow the account @fedifollows@mastodon.online, which recommends a new person to follow every day. After that you should check Fedi.directory, which reminds me of Yahoo’s directory back in the late 90s. Basically, you can browse an index of interesting accounts to follow in a variety of areas. Another similar site is Trunk, which offers lists of interesting accounts. I found a bunch of interesting accounts to follow this way.

Mastodon, for me, is what Linux would be if it were a social network. Some people will hear that and think it’s an insult — I mean it as a compliment. The Internet has become increasingly corporatized. It’s refreshing to use a service that hasn’t been A/B tested to death, a service that feels more like a tool than a dopamine trap. I’m not going to delete my Twitter account anytime soon – I want to continue posting links to my articles – but I think I’ll spend more of my time scrolling from Twitter to Mastodon. Consider joining me.

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Opendoor is laying off about 550 employees, or 18% of its workforce • TechCrunch https://seasonsubmit.com/opendoor-is-laying-off-about-550-employees-or-18-of-its-workforce-techcrunch/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 18:30:25 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/opendoor-is-laying-off-about-550-employees-or-18-of-its-workforce-techcrunch/ Opendoor is laying off about 550 people, or 18% of the company, across all functions, its co-founder and CEO Eric Wu announced in a blog post today. The real estate technology company is one of many real estate technology companies that had to lay off workers in 2022. Online Mortgage Lender better.com had several rounds […]]]>

Opendoor is laying off about 550 people, or 18% of the company, across all functions, its co-founder and CEO Eric Wu announced in a blog post today.

The real estate technology company is one of many real estate technology companies that had to lay off workers in 2022. Online Mortgage Lender better.com had several rounds of layoffs and in June, Redfin and Compass lay off more than 900 workers combined.

Skyrocketing mortgage interest rates and inflation are largely to blame for the drop in demand that has slowed business for these companies. For his part, Opendoor’s Wu said his company was navigating “one of the toughest real estate markets in 40 years.”

In his blog post, the executive said his company had worked over the past two quarters to reduce operating expenses. He wrote: “Before today, we reduced our capacity by more than 830 positions – mainly by reducing third-party resources – and we eliminated millions of fixed expenses. We didn’t make the decision to downsize the team lightly today, but we did so to ensure we can accomplish our mission for years to come.

Affected employees will receive 10 weeks of severance pay, with two additional weeks of pay for each full year beyond two years of service. All current health care benefits will remain active for the remainder of the month, after which Opendoor will pay for three months of health insurance.

The company also plans to offer “career transition support” and launch an opt-in talent directory to help laid-off team members “connect with new opportunities.”

Opendoor went public at the end of December 2020 after completing its planned merger with SPAC Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings II, led by investor Chamath Palihapitiya. The eight-year-old company first offered its shares to the public at $31.47 per share. At the time of writing today, shares were trading at $2.48, slightly above the company’s 52-week low of $2.26. That means the company is valued at just $1.56 billion, down from a 2021 valuation of $8 billion.

In venture capital, Opendoor last raised $300 million in a $3.5 billion pre-money valuation in March 2019. Over time, it has raised approximately $1.3 billion in equity and nearly $3 billion in debt financing to fund its home purchases. The company’s investors include General Atlantic, the SoftBank Vision Fund, NEA, Norwest Venture Partners, GV, GGV Capital, Access Technology Ventures, SV Angel, and Fifth Wall Ventures, among others.

Founders include Eric Wu and Keith Rabois, general partner of the Founders Fund.

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How to Use Relevant and Targeted Directories for Link Building https://seasonsubmit.com/how-to-use-relevant-and-targeted-directories-for-link-building/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/how-to-use-relevant-and-targeted-directories-for-link-building/ There’s no doubt that people get most of their information online these days. But did you know that people are also looking for local businesses just as much as they are looking for answers to their problems? A BrightLocal consumer survey found that 99% of consumers used the Internet to research a local business in […]]]>

There’s no doubt that people get most of their information online these days.

But did you know that people are also looking for local businesses just as much as they are looking for answers to their problems?

A BrightLocal consumer survey found that 99% of consumers used the Internet to research a local business in the past year.

78% are looking for local businesses at least once a week or more.

Screenshot from BrightLocal, September 2022

What does that tell you?

The Internet is the telephone directory of the 21st century. Remember that big, book-thick doorstop that housed all the numbers and addresses in your area?

And if you’re not in the phone book, you won’t be found.

It goes without saying:

You want your business to be found online.

This means you need to get your details from an online directory – the Internet equivalent of the telephone book.

Even if you’re not an SEO expert, or if link building isn’t in your wheelhouse, don’t worry…

There is a internet directory for that.

3 benefits of using online directories

Online directories – also known as business directories or business listings – are an easy way for businesses to build links and drive traffic to their site.

Here are three benefits of using an online directory:

1. Targeted and relevant reach

Directories typically index businesses by niche, location, or category and often include reviews.

When someone uses an online directory, they want to locate a business that matches their needs – what they are looking for at that exact moment.

A directory makes it very easy for consumers to cut through the (marketing) noise.

By listing your business in a directory, you increase your site’s visibility, which also increases the chances of a sale.

Targeted and relevant reach sampleScreenshot from business.foursquare.com, September 2022

2. Bonds of Trust

Improving your site’s SEO and rankings is a good by-product of listing your business in an online directory.

If you are listed in a popular directory that many users trust when looking for businesses, and your SEO is relevant to user needs, directories can benefit your SEO.

This can mean improved visibility and range. You might even see indirect benefits that help your SEO and site rankings.

Online directories are reliable sources and are usually high ranking sites themselves.Screenshot from bingplaces.com, September 2022
Online directories are reliable sources and are usually high ranking sites themselves.Screenshot of Bing search, September 2022

3. Profitability

Many online directories – for example, Bing Places, Yelpand Foursquare – allow companies to submit their information to their index free of charge. Some online directories, on the other hand, charge listing fees.

It may be useful to add your business information to a paid directory. But be careful.

Paying for links is cons Google guidelinesso don’t pay for ads if you are looking for dofollow links.

Even if a paid listing provides a dofollow link, chances are you’re wasting your money.

It may be useful to add your business information to a paid directoryScreenshot from Yelp.com, September 2022

3 Ways to Find the Right Directory for Your Business

There are many types of directories online. For example, you can find general directories, business listings, local listings, and niche directories.

Choosing the directory – or directories – you want to be listed on is not like throwing spaghetti against the wall and seeing what sticks.

As with all other marketing tactics, you need to have a web directory link building strategy.

Here are some things to consider when developing your strategy:

1. Relevance

Relevance – and reaching your target audience – is key to getting the most out of an online directory. Relevance is also a factor that search engines consider when crawling sites.

Are you a travel agency in Texas that specializes in road trips within the continental United States?

Second, don’t add your business to a directory of international travel sites.

It’s irrelevant, you won’t reach your target audience, and even if someone clicks on your link, they’ll only be frustrated that you don’t offer international travel services.

If you’re not an international travel business, you don’t want search engines to associate your website with international travel. And yes it can hurt SEO!

Choose a directory relevant to your niche, and the chances of reaching your target audience and boosting your SEO will be much higher.

2. Domain Authority

When deciding between online directories, consider domain authority.

It may be more useful to get an inbound link from a site with high domain authority (but not always – read more in The Truth About Domain Authority: What Every SEO Should Understand).

You can check if you are listing your business in a reputable, well-established directory by checking the authority using a tool like Ahrefs, Semrush, or Moz. They all have slightly different scores and scoring methods.

It is essential to remember that all “authority” metrics are third-party. Google doesn’t have any kind of official authority metrics for domains. High authority signals usually mean that the tool you are using considers the domain to be displaying all the right “good” signals. This does not necessarily mean that the domain holds better SEO value for you than others.

The DA score for a directory of bakeriesScreenshot from Semrush, September 2022

3. The right features

Some online directories are more detailed than others, and it’s up to you whether you want a simple SIESTA+W list (name, address, phone, and web URL) or a list with photos, reviews, and ratings.

In the interest of reaching your target audience, taking advantage of directories with more features will be worth the extra effort.

Listing your business in a directory with additional features will encourage your customers to provide reviews and ratings as well, which is useful for boost site authority and SEO.

Make the Most of Online Directories: Stay Consistent

If you take advantage of several business directories, stay consistent with your information and updates on all your listings.

Make sure every piece of your information, down to the smallest detail, is accurate, on-brand, and up-to-date.

Consistency is needed across your entire web presence, including your directory listings, if you want to boost your SEO and build your authority.

Your reputation will be Be impacted if people searching for a business like yours encounter errors and inconsistencies in seemingly minute details like your hours of operation, website URL, or email address.

At the end of the line: Don’t turn people away before they’ve had a chance to interact with your brand or visit your physical store.

If you do it right, listing your business on a relevant online directory is one of the best ways to build high-quality links to your site, build your presence, and bring more customers to your virtual and real doors. .


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Without a family doctor? Doctors offer short-term solutions https://seasonsubmit.com/without-a-family-doctor-doctors-offer-short-term-solutions/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 08:00:58 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/without-a-family-doctor-doctors-offer-short-term-solutions/ The dose28:10How can I take charge of my health without a family doctor? Millions of Canadians do not have a family doctor or primary care provider. Dr. Peter Lin, family physician and director of the Canadian Center for Heart Research, explains how people can take charge of their health when they are in between or […]]]>

The dose28:10How can I take charge of my health without a family doctor?

Millions of Canadians do not have a family doctor or primary care provider. Dr. Peter Lin, family physician and director of the Canadian Center for Heart Research, explains how people can take charge of their health when they are in between or looking for a primary care provider.

Millions of Canadians do not have a family doctorand with long waits in the emergency room and walk-in clinicsmany wonder where they can get the care they need.

So how can people ensure their health is taken care of when they don’t have a regular primary care provider?

There is no single answer, as individual health needs are complex and can vary depending on factors such as age, family history and any existing chronic conditions. The first piece of advice is not to give up on finding a family doctor, as many doctors agree that people should have a family doctor or primary care provider.

“We need this continuity of care to make sure you don’t get in trouble,” Dr. Peter Lin, a family physician in Toronto and director of the Canadian Center for Heart Research, told Dr. Brian Goldman on The dose.

“Family physicians…primary care [providers]nurse practitioners…are really good at pattern recognition to try to figure out what’s going on and put the pieces together.”

Family doctors say there are ways people can take care of themselves in the short term, but they should keep looking for a primary care provider.

“Even if you’re healthy, you should seek out a family doctor because you don’t know when you’re going to get sick,” said Dr. Yvette Lu, a community family doctor who works in Surrey, B.C. .

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How do I find a family doctor who is accepting patients?

Doctors say there are several ways to find a family doctor, as the process can vary from province to province.

Lin suggests people start by asking family or friends if their doctor is accepting new patients.

If that’s not an option, he suggests looking for clinics and physician groups that are always accepting new patients. on the website for the College of Physicians and Surgeons in their province or territory or any other regulatory body.

Depending on where you live, there may be specific services available for finding a family doctor.

For example, in British Columbia, a province where almost a million inhabitants do not have a family doctor – the website Pathways Medical Directory is an option to help find a supplier, Lu said.

In Ontario, residents can sign up for Health Care Connect, a service that connects someone with a nurse who “will find a doctor or nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients in your community,” according to the province’s website.

Lu says the provincial hotline that exists in many provinces — call 811 in British Columbia and Alberta — can also help people access services in their community.

Sometimes specialists can also recommend a doctor willing to treat you as a patient, she said.

And be sure to ask if a local clinic has a waiting list, Lu said.

“It’s important to remember that sometimes places open up because people are moving away or leaving a practice for other reasons,” she said. “So even if a practice is closed, it’s worth checking in from time to time to see if they’re accepting new patients.”

When should I go to the emergency room if I don’t have a family doctor?

If there is a medical emergency, such as if you have difficulty breathing, chest pain or excessive bleeding, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room, advises Dr. Rita McCracken, family physician and assistant professor at the University of British Columbia. family medicine department.

If in the past three to six months you have had problems such as unintentional weight loss of more than 10 pounds, profuse night sweats, blood in your stool or urine, or a breast lump, she will tell you advises to consult a doctor within two weeks.

Most provinces and territories have a 24/7 service that connects people with a nurse or other qualified professional to advise them on health issues and health information.

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What about walk-in visits or emergency primary care centers?

Depending on where a person lives, walk-in clinics or primary care centers may also be options, Lin said.

He advises people to come prepared when visiting a walk-in clinic by having a list of their recent medications, illnesses or diagnoses, and new symptoms. He said it might help the doctor.

“They try to make decisions quickly,” Lin said, and to do that it’s best to be able to “immediately have all the information available to them.”

In some provinces, community health centers are also an option. And there are also virtual clinics, McCracken said.

“While expectations may be high in some areas, you can get in,” she said.

A walk-in medical clinic is seen in Cobequid, NS. When patients visit walk-in clinics, doctors advise them to bring a list of their medications along with any recent illnesses or diagnoses and any new symptoms. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

How can I stay healthy without a family doctor?

There are ways to take charge of your health while seeking a family doctor.

McCracken’s main suggestion is to keep up to date with vaccinations, whether it’s routine vaccinations like the flu shot or COVID-19 vaccines.

“To the best of my knowledge, anywhere in Canada, you can access vaccines in ways other than your family doctor. So either through public health or through pharmacies,” she said.

She also recommends people wash their hands and wear a mask around sick people and says more practical advice can help people maintain their health.

“All the things our moms and grandmothers told us: stay hydrated, wear your seatbelt, floss, don’t drink too much alcohol or smoke other things, get enough sleep, make more friends and find a hobby.. It’s all actually linked to better health outcomes,” she said.

Lin said quitting smoking, managing your weight and eating healthy are also important factors for your health.

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How can I get a routine screening?

Depending on your age, there are recommended routine screening tests you can perform.

McCracken said if you have a cervix, a Pap test is essential to do every three years if you have no symptoms. In British Columbia, you don’t need a family doctor to get tested, she said.

Lin acknowledges that it can be difficult to perform these routine tests without a primary care provider. He suggests visiting walk-in clinics to help get a referral.

“This is where you, as the person in charge of your health, will have to figure out what tests you need to do because you don’t have a family doctor as a quarterback for you,” he said. he declared, noting that the organizations for specific cancers and diseases often have websites that explain when people should get screened.

Some provinces also have self-referral for some cancer screening tests. Lin recommends contacting your provincial cancer care agency to find out.

He also recommends checking your blood pressure regularly at a local pharmacy and tracking the results.

If people turn to walk-in clinics for follow-up care, Lu suggests going to the same clinic each time, as doctors will often work regular shifts at these clinics.

“If you go to the same walk-in clinic or the same urgent care clinic, they will have your records, which will make it easier for the doctor who sees you to take care of you,” he said. she stated.

What about medical records?

It’s important for patients to get copies of their test results or other health records, ideally in digital format, Lin said. Lu agrees that it can help doctors better understand a patient’s medical history.

“If you end up going to different walk-in clinics, you will always have a copy of, say, an ultrasound you did,” she said, adding that sometimes these tests also advise patients to follow up in six months. or a year.

She says patients can make note of this follow-up date by scheduling it into their phone or calendar.

“Don’t rely on the doctor to call you,” she said.

McCracken’s parting advice to those who don’t have a family doctor is to write a letter to their political representatives.

“If you really want this to change, put your story on paper and send it to your MPP and your MP and demand that we get funding and evidence-based solutions to solve the primary care crisis once for all. everything.”

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Next.js 13 folders routing, layouts, rendering https://seasonsubmit.com/next-js-13-folders-routing-layouts-rendering/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/next-js-13-folders-routing-layouts-rendering/ Next.js 13, the latest version of Vercel’s React framework for building web appsadds a preview version of a faster bundler as well as a redesigned approach to rendering, routing, layouts, and data fetching on the server. With Next.js 13, introduced on October 25, the Turbopack bundler, written in Rust and still in the alpha phase […]]]>

Next.js 13, the latest version of Vercel’s React framework for building web appsadds a preview version of a faster bundler as well as a redesigned approach to rendering, routing, layouts, and data fetching on the server.

With Next.js 13, introduced on October 25, the Turbopack bundler, written in Rust and still in the alpha phase of development, is positioned as the successor to Webpack. Offering improved speed and better architecture, Turbopack is a build system for JavaScript and TypeScript designed for incremental builds. Turbopack is 700 times faster than Webpack when working with large applications, Vercel said.

Next.js 13 also has a beta version of app/Directory, an enhancement to the framework’s filesystem-based routing system intended to make it easier to layout complex interfaces and maintain state across navigations while avoiding costly re-renders. Layouts can be defined through the file system. In addition, app/Directory provides a way to recover data built on top of React Suspense for data recovery, and it introduces support for the React Server Component architecture.

React server components provide a way to define components that can have data requirements attached to them that, by default, have no impact on the client. This improves performance, especially for mobile apps, said Vercel CEO Guillermo Rauch.

Next.js users can upgrade to version 13 by running the following:

npm i next@latest react@latest react-dom@latest eslint-config-next@latest

Also in Next.js 13:

  • A new font system automatically optimizes fonts, including custom fonts, and suppresses external network requests, for improved performance and privacy. The font system also has built-in auto-hosting of any font file and zero layout offset that automatically uses the CSS size adjustment property.
  • An image component is introduced to display images without layout shift. The component optimizes File on Demand for better performance and allows less client-side JavaScript to be sent.
  • Library, @vercel/ogwas created to work with Next.js to create social maps, which are open graphical images.
  • The minimum React version has increased from 17.0.2 to 18.20, while the minimum Node.js version is now 14.0.0.

Although Next.js can be considered a competitor of Google Angular Web FrameworkNext.js does, however, have an advocate at Google: Kelsey Hightower, a distinguished Google engineer and technical adviser to Vercel, who attended the Next.js Conf 22 conference in San Francisco this week.

“The biggest difference I’ve seen between the two is that Next.js actually calls this multilevel computational problem,” Hightower said. While many front-end frameworks are designed for what can be done on the client side, Next.js provides a CDN (content delivery network) component; the computation can be run on the CDN, a layer below the browser.

But Hightower was not ready to declare Next.js superior to Angular. “It’s like saying, is iOS better than Android? You can try to make this comparison.

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