The Importance of Learning Code as a Second Language

The Importance of Learning Code as a Second Language

 

The benefits of learning a second language are vast. Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than those that know just one language. These differences offer a multitude of benefits including memory, multitasking skills, even your knowledge of English. This shared thought has been around for decades. More recently people have begun to entertain this idea with coding as well.

Coding is so important in today’s day and age. As Randy Redberg, a father of two and a managing member of the online tech community, put it, “I don’t want my kids to outsource their future in the digital age”. According to a recent Glassdoor report, a  job search platform, more than a third of the highest paying jobs in the U.S. right now require some form of programming expertise.

With programs from codecademy, you can learn basic to advanced CSS and HTML for free. Introducing coding as a part of the school curriculum is the next step. States like Texas, Kentucky, and New Mexico have actually gone as far as introducing legislation allowing a computer course to serve as a foreign-language requirement in 2015. As Tim Cook so famously said, “Learning how to code is more important than learning English as a second language”.

Coding is currently one of the fastest growing occupations, and it is getting more popular day by day. If we look at the direction that technology is headed in, it is logical to consider how this bright future will affect children. Developing a coding literacy may mean a lot to them now and even more so when they grow up.

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GetnSocial SEO Dashboard and What It Can Do for Your Company

GetnSocial SEO Dashboard and What It Can Do for Your Company

Using GetnSocial SEO Dashboard to Dominate Your Local Search Results Today!

Local SEO is one aspect of the SEO division, which is often overlooked by website owners and SEO service providers. Notably, local SEO is important for businesses and can be of utmost help during the planning stages of a new website optimization campaign. It helps businesses to gain extensive recognition in their locality and to grab customers more accurately. For example, if one is an electrician based in Normal, for whom “electrician” would not be beneficial, but “electrician Normal Illinois” could be.

Such campaigns work on the same lines as that of the other white hat SEO, but the only difference between SEO and local SEO is that the reach in the latter’s case would be restricted to the locality of one’s business.

This helps in increasing brand awareness and online visibility.

These efforts can benefit the local businesses such as lawyers, dentists, restaurants, plumbers, electricians, real estate, family owned business, etc. Local keyword rankings are easy to achieve and would help to target relevant traffic.

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Do You Know How Local Your Local Business Is?

Do You Know How Local Your Local Business Is?

Drive More Business from Local SEO

Effective local SEO requires focus on a lot of areas – your site, your listings, reviews, links and more.
We may need to work on all those areas, or just a couple.

Here’s what your GetnSocial Project Manager will work on:

Before we get to the next-level work, we may need to work on the basics at least a little bit.
In the first few months of our working together, we’ll likely need to help you on these fundamentals:


Google My Business Optimization

We’ll make sure your Google My Business listing is problem-free, perfectly optimized, and appeals to customers. This step is crucial: if anything’s wrong with your Google My Business listing, you’re less likely to show up on the “local map”.

Citation Cleanup & Building

If your business isn’t listed on the sites Google expects to find you, you may not rank as well. The same is true if your listings have incorrect business info. We’ll spend hours fixing your incorrect listings, and creating the ones you’re missing.

Website Audit & Optimization

First we’ll do a head-to-toe audit of your site and send you all our recommendations for technical fixes, pages to build, and other improvements. Once you’ve approved our suggestions, we’ll make the changes for you (or work with your IT team to get them done.)


Once we’ve built a strong foundation for your business,
we’ll move on to the next stage:

Once we’ve done the one-time work on your website and listings, we’ll need to shift focus to the harder stuff that really sets you apart from your competitors over time. We’ve got you covered:

Content Creation

Your site probably doesn’t have all the content it needs to impress Google and would-be customers. You may not have all the pages you need, or they’re not focused enough, or they’re not detailed enough. We’ll help you create content that shows off your expertise, and we’ll help you revive pages that need more work. Our in-house writer will do the legwork; we’ll only ask you to fact-check the content before we publish it.

Link Research

Earning good links from other sites is one of the trickiest parts of local SEO. First we’ll ask you some questions to understand your resources, interests, “linkable resources,” and more. Then we’ll put in the hours to research practical, high-payoff link opportunities for you.

Asset Creation

Sometimes we’ll need to create a great piece of content in order to pursue a link opportunity. We’ll create it or tap into your expertise to make it link-worthy.

Outreach & Relationship Building

Once you’ve got our suggestions for links to get, we’ll help you get those links. We’ll make connections with the right people, figure out which linkable assets to promote, send outreach emails, and we’ll give you guidance on any link suggestions that require teamwork.

Wordclass Expertise

We’ll help you get more reviews from your customers. Reviews will help you rise above your competitors. We’ll develop the most-doable strategy for getting more and better reviews on the sites that count.

Local SEO is no paint-by-numbers project, because every business is unique. Challenges and questions will pop up that you just can’t plan on – plus some tough issues we know you’ll encounter.  We’ve probably helped a business like yours already.

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