Big Idea Launchpad Helps Women Entrepreneurs Unleash their Business Potential

Denise Mortimer

My clients get to reap the benefits of my own trial-and-error and accumulation of best practices from the past three years to improve their income and catapult growth”

— Denise Mortimer

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Women entrepreneurs in the services-related field now have access to a tool that can help them start or jumpstart their business by helping them identify their competitive advantage. The Big Idea Launchpad provides step-by-step guidance to start-ups and those that have been in operation two years or less via group or one-to-one sessions. It provides a framework for business growth and is a result of three years of intensive research that was then applied to the founder’s own business as a case study.

Denise Mortimer is the brains behind the program. Nearly three years ago, at age 50, she founded Fearless Enterprises after stepping away from her corporate job to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. The company is an online business and professional development coaching organization that caters to women who want to start or have recently launched a business.

Mortimer says that her clients are often those who have marketable talents but have spent most of their lives doing for others and put themselves last. She helps them break out of limiting thinking while teaching business development skills to support their success.

“Women – especially those of us of a certain age – are needed in the entrepreneurial work space. In the UK, only one third of new businesses are started by women and that needs to change,” said Mortimer during recent interviews on Business Innovators radio and in Small Business Trendsetters magazine.

Mortimer is a walking example of how well her strategy works. In the short time since she started Fearless Enterprises, she has developed a reputation as an industry innovator with an enviable record of accomplishments. She is a noted NLP master coach, positive psychologist, speaker and author with a trail of satisfied clients to her credit.

“With the new Big Idea Launchpad program in particular, my clients get to reap the benefits of my own trial-and-error and accumulation of best practices from the past three years to improve their income and catapult growth,” Mortimer explained. “I have a skill for helping them identify what truly sets them apart from the competition then I teach them how to market that to attract customers.”

“I spent 23 years in the public sector because I was so unsure of how to run a business. When I finally took the leap, there was no stopping me! My biggest goal is to help women turn from dreamers to doers and to know that there is no right time to take the risk, you just have to put one foot in front of the other,” she added. “The monetary rewards are wonderful but it’s the personal satisfaction that is priceless.”

To find out more about participating in the Big Idea Launchpad, go to http://bit.ly/BIGIDEALAUNCHPAD. For more information about Denise, go to DeniseMortimer.com or contact her directly at Denise@denisemortimer.com.

Denise Mortimer
Fearless Enterprises
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Speaker, Author and Coach Samantha Ruth to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Samantha M Ruth is an inspiring professional. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology, which she obtained while living in Michigan. She is a licensed Psychologist in both Michigan and Colorado, where she currently lives. She practices in a way that is beyond therapy—it’s unique and revolutionary, and focused on concepts like overcoming adversity and being your true self (not what family or society expects of you).

Samantha sees people as whole and beautiful, not sick or damaged, and supports them like an ally and coach. She guides clients with more than 20 years of professional experience, along with the experiences of her own life (which often brought challenges and change.) Samantha weaves in the philosophies of famed success coach Jack Canfield, and has had numerous training and speaking sessions with him. Her practices evolved in a way that is so holistic, transformational and distinct, that the only label that could be applied is: The Ruthology Method.

“I think of my mission like the Japanese art of Kintsukuroi,” Samantha says, “It’s a technique that repairs objects like vases with a special gold lacquer, so that the result is even more breathtaking. Samantha actually does that as she coaches people toward meeting new goals, and living with greater stability, happiness and success.

Samantha continues to apprentice with Jack Canfield and co-authored a book with Kate Butler from his inner circle. Part five of the series Women Who Illuminate will be out in August, and Samantha has two books of her own slated for 2020 release. She very much loves to write and use journals, both with clients and for her own self-healing.

Samantha sure is ambitious. She just launched a new online support group, in which a small group of people will deal with their anxiety and related issues. And she created a non-profit foundation, Whole Lotta Love, to honor her husband James Lincoln Ruth. We applaud Samantha for achieving all this and more, and we look forward to talking about it together.

CUTV News Radio will feature Samantha Ruth in interviews with Jim Masters on Wednesdays on June 26th, July 10th and July 17th at 2:00pm EDT

Listen to the shows on BlogTalkRadio

If you have questions for our guest, please call (347) 996-3389

For more information about Samantha Ruth please visit her new site https://samantharuth.com/

Lou Ceparano
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Laura Powell Earns Ayurveda Certification After Years of Coursework

Laura Kathryn Powell Texas

Laura Kathryn Powell Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Laura Kathryn Powell, from Austin Texas, is a professional event planner with a passion for yoga and wholesome methods of attaining peace, exercise, and happiness. She earned her Ayurveda certification after many hours of practice and course instruction to professionally apply teachings with clients.

In addition to a vigorous yoga schedule, Laura Powell balances her professional life by practicing Ayurveda, a whole-body system of living. Through this practice, she is able to manage the stress of day-to-day life easier and better prepare for her duties as a professional and as a mother.

Through Ayurveda, observers learn to naturally eat healthy, strengthen their digestive system, and live a more wholesome life. Ayurveda and yoga teachings together can encourage a much healthier state of being than the average individual experiences with increased core strength alongside a range of physical and mental benefits.

She’s learned that combining Ayurveda with yoga is a resourceful tool to rid the body of impurities and achieve a healthier well-being. From that, she says, flows a more peaceful mind, body and spirit. The practice has survived for thousands of years as a holistic form of medicine with millions of people around the world regularly practicing today. By following Ayurveda, people often overcome common illnesses and achieve a happier, more positive life.

After following Ayurveda instruction and discovering real results in her own life, Laura Powell decided to officiate her expertise through a certification course that would prepare her to help others achieve the same wholeness.

“Not all health solutions require expensive medications, especially if people just want to be healthier in general,” says Laura Powell. “With Ayurveda, we learn things like how sleep affects our overall health and how what we put into our bodies will have direct effects on how we feel.”

To earn her certification, Laura Powell spent hundreds of hours in a program where she learned the fundamentals of the approach to wellness and completed required training to work independently with clients. Half of her program was dedicated to presentations and course readings totaling dozens of lessons, which was necessary before moving onto the second and more specialized half of the teachings. Once students completed fundamentals, they enter a period of clinical mentoring where they take on clients in paced and observed teachings.

The program is hands-on and intensive to ensure that each graduate can successfully practice as well as teach Ayurveda to others. It required students like Laura Kathryn Powell to apply practical knowledge of the fundamentals such as diet, sleep patterns, lifestyle choices and more. In addition, they learned about various herbs that can be used to achieve a healthier digestive system and a clearer mind among other benefits.

“As a certified instructor, I use Ayurveda to help others achieve the wholeness and healthy living I’ve achieved,” says Laura Powell. “The course opened my eyes to the health potential in Ayurveda’s teachings, and I’m glad to share what I’ve learned with my clients through tailored instruction.”

Caroline Hunter
Web Presence, LLC
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Laura Breit of Root Engineers to Speak at CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019

Root Engineers

CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019

Managing principal and mechanical engineer will explore regulatory considerations for hemp processing facilities

My goal is to help operations ensure their ability not only to pass inspections, but to scale with growth and build a successful processing operation.”

— Laura J. Breit, PE

BEND, OREGON, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Laura J. Breit, PE, founder and managing principal of Root Engineers, is honored to announce her upcoming presentation at the CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 event in Seattle, Washington. This speaking engagement comes on the heels of a presentation by Breit’s colleague, Rob James, at MJBizConNEXT in New Orleans.

Breit’s presentation, “Regulatory Considerations for Hemp Extraction,” will explore the different regulatory considerations that go along with producing CBD. Attendees will develop a strong understanding of the different federal, state and local governing bodies and codes, as well as dive into the permitting process and the different steps involved at each stage of building a processing facility. Breit will bring her presentation to life with real-world examples of common mistakes and complications from her experience in designing more than 80 cannabis operations.

“The CBD market is growing rapidly as more and more players enter the game every day,” said Breit. “My goal is to help operations ensure their ability not only to pass inspections, but to scale with growth and build a successful processing operation.”

In addition to her presentation on regulatory considerations, Breit will also serve as a panel member on the panel “Certify This: GMP Certifications Take Facilities And Products To Next Level.” This panel will discuss good manufacturing practices and how they can set apart an amateur operation from an industrial facility capable of meeting customer needs.

“Certify This: GMP Certifications Take Facilities And Products To Next Level” will take place on Friday, June 28 from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Breit’s presentation, “Regulatory Considerations for Hemp Extraction,” will follow from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The CBD Expo Series is powered by CBD Health and Wellness Magazine and is the original CBD event platform to share knowledge with the industry. CBD Expo NORTHWEST will feature a substantial lineup of speaker presentations and panel discussions from experts in the research, technology, production, globalization and sale of CBD and cannabinoid products. The themes of CBD Expo NORTHWEST 2019 are Innovations in Technology, Medical Trends and Broad and Full Spectrum.

To learn more about CBD Expo NORTHWEST and Laura Breit’s presentations, visit: https://cbdexpo.net/cbd-expo-north-west/.

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About Root Engineers
Root Engineers, a division of established firm ColeBreit Engineering, is a team of licensed professional engineers providing engineering, design, and consulting services for cannabis cultivation and processing facilities across the country. Root Engineers began building partnerships in its home state of Oregon in 2014 with growers, architects, contractors, and investors. With more than 100 years of combined engineering experience and more than 80 cannabis engineering projects in their portfolio, Root Engineers is a market leader in engineering services including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and process engineering. www.rootengineers.com @rootengineers

Morgan Whitehouse
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Exclusive Mississippi Paddle Wheeler Cruise – "People on the Great River Road"

American Countess

American Countess

Craig Lesh - Archaelogist

Craig Lesh – Archaelogist

USS Cairo

USS Cairo

Join Archaeology Educator Craig Lesh May 17th – May 24th, 2020 On the Beautiful New Paddle Wheeler "American Countess"

I’m excited about the exclusive tours we’ve put together. We are going back 3000 years to the amazing World Heritage archaeological site, of Poverty Point. Join us!”

— Craig Lesh – Archaeology Educator

REDLANDS, CA, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Join Archaeology Educator Craig Lesh May 17th – May 24th, 2020
On the Beautiful New Paddle Wheeler 'American Countess'

This EXCLUSIVE cruise is Sailing from New Orleans to Memphis.

Sailing on the Mississippi, one of the Great Rivers of the United States.

Craig Lesh is the founder of Heritage Education Programs. He has a B.S. degree from Cal Poly University, Pomona and an M.S degree, in Archaeology Heritage from Leicester University, in the UK. Craig runs the pre-college outreach program at the Center for Near Eastern Archeology, at La Sierra University, Riverside, CA and is Chairman of the Education and Outreach Committee of the Society for California Archaeology.

In addition to the tours provided by American Queen Steamboat Company, we have put together some exclusive tours that delve more than 3,000 years into the past.

In addition to the fine food, Broadway class entertainment and tours provided by American Queen Steamboat Company, we have put together some exclusive tours that delve more than 3,000 years into the past.
Our private group will tour the site of the oldest city in North America, Poverty Point archaeological site. Before the Maya pyramids and before Stonehenge, the residents of Poverty Point built a master planned city for with a large plaza, concentric C shape living terraces and monumental earthen platform mounds. It is one of the most important archaeological sits in the country, and it is a World Heritage Site.

In addition to one of the first cultures mound-building cultures, our tour group will also visit the site of one of the last of the mound-building cultures; the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. The Natchez’s village was destroyed by the French in 1730.

Another archaeological discovery we will visit is the Civil War Gunboat USS Cairo. Sunk in 1862, it was raised in 1964. The reassembled gunboat is displayed at the Vicksburg Military Park and is the only Civil War river gunboat in existence.

Our group’s host is Craig Lesh, the founder of Heritage Education Programs. Craig runs the pre-college outreach program at the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology, at La Sierra University in Riverside California and is the Chairman of the Education and Outreach Committee of the Society for California Archaeology. He has a B.S. degree from Cal Poly University, Pomona and a M.A degree, in Archaeology and Heritage from Leicester University, in the UK.

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Upgrade Your Lab with Amphenol RF Precision Test Cables

ATC-PS Precision Test Cables

Amphenol RF introduces additional phase stable test cable configurations ideal for test and measurement applications requiring performance through 20 GHz.

Amphenol (NYSE:APH)

DANBURY, CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Amphenol RF is pleased to announce the expansion of the ATC-PS series of amplitude and phase stable test cables. These pre-configured assemblies are now available in SMA and N-Type configurations and are designed for high-performance applications which require minimal insertion and return loss. They are ideal for test and measurement applications up to 20 GHz and each assembly is tested to ensure electrical and mechanical performance. These new assembly options are available in standard lengths of 24, 36, 48, 60 and 72 inches, as well as 1 meter. Custom lengths are available upon request.

These ultra-low loss cable assemblies feature a robust strain relief construction to ensure stability of the center contact relative to the connector body. This rigidity allows for optimal performance and consistent phase stability of ±5°. These connectors are precision machined from stainless steel to provide enhanced durability of over 5,000 mating cycles. Connectors are terminated to triple shielded coaxial cable with FEP jacket featuring strip braid construction to provide low attenuation with maximum shielding effectiveness.

Amphenol RF is a leading manufacturer of coaxial connectors for use in radio frequency, microwave, and data transmission system applications. Headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Amphenol RF has global sales, marketing and manufacturing locations in North America, Asia and Europe. Standard products include RF connectors, coaxial adapters and RF cable assemblies. Custom engineered products include multi-port ganged interconnect, blind mate and hybrid mixed-signal solutions.

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Amphenol RF
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Swan Island Networks Sponsors Texas Readiness for Resilience Workshops

Preparedness done well can save lives, property, and operational continuity for all types of organizations;”

— Pete O'Dell

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Swan Island Networks, creators of the TX360 real-time situational awareness platform deployed on the Microsoft Azure Cloud, will sponsor the Texas Hurricane Resilience workshops in Houston and Port Aransas the week of July 8.

The workshops are being conducted by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension and other partners, including the Smart Cities Council, the National Association of State Energy Officials, and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.

“Preparedness done well can save lives, property, and operational continuity for all types of organizations;” said Pete O’Dell, CEO of Swan Island Networks. “The workshops are aimed at increasing overall resilience, which can help with multiple types of emergency events. Situational awareness of possible threats and disruptions can give you more time to prepare, prevent and mitigate.“

TX360 is a real-time situational awareness platform that is cloud-based, easy to deploy and use, and allows a great deal of redundancy through its distributed access. The platform has integration capability with a wide range of other continuity and emergency response tools.

“The NYC Metropolitan Resilience Network has over 1,200 credentialed users from 400+ organizations;” said Bill Raisch, Executive Director of INTERCEP/NYU. “TX360’s unique ability to add new intelligence sources has greatly streamlined the delivery of our regional situational awareness picture.”

The Texas Readiness for Resilience workshops on July 9 in Houston and July 11 in Port Aransas will bring community leaders, stakeholders and technology partners together to discuss post-Harvey regional initiatives, public-private partnerships, and funding opportunities towards building a more resilient future.

About Swan Island Networks
Swan Island Networks, Inc. is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that has developed innovative software platforms that deliver trusted situational awareness and threat intelligence services. Swan Island’s TX360 service is a highly secure cloud-based platform for managing the integration, display and sharing of critical real-time information, supporting virtual Global Security Operations Centers (GSOC as a Service) and security and operations teams around the world. For more information, please visit swanislandnetworks.com.

Pete O'Dell
Swan Island Networks
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Lilo's End User Guide on how to Recover from a Google Penalty

Recover from Google penalty

Recover from Google penalty

algorithms vs penalties

algorithms vs penalties

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In this guide, we’ll discuss some of the most effective ways to recover from a Google Penalty (and come back stronger than ever before).

Google penalties are bad news for your site – and your reputation. We will show you how to avoid Google penalties or fix them if you have any.”

— Elodie Berland

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Google Penalties are designed to penalise or punish the owner of a website that uses unscrupulous SEO practices or attempts to manipulate search results. Some of these penalties are implemented manually, others are algorithmic. Whether it is intentional or completely accidental, a practice that doesn’t comply with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines will be penalised.

Penalties are bad news for your site – and your reputation. In this guide, we’ll discuss some of the most effective ways to recover from a Google Penalty (and come back stronger than ever before).
The Two Different Types of Google Penalties

Google can issue manual and algorithmic penalties to a site listed in its index.

Manual penalty: This type of penalty is applied by a human being on Google’s team. The action removes a website from search engine results pages (SERPs), as a punishment for unscrupulous practices.
Algorithmic penalty: This type of penalty is applied automatically by one of Google’s algorithms. The action reduces a website’s position in SERPs as a punishment for unscrupulous practices.

Manual penalties come in two forms.

Partial matches: Penalties affecting portions of your website, such as specific pages.
Site-wide matches: Penalties affecting your entire site.
Google Penalties: Myths vs Facts

Let’s debunk some of the common misconceptions about Google Penalties.

Myth: A penalty and an algorithm are essentially the same thing.

Fact: Don’t mistake an algorithm for a penalty. High-profile updates like (like Google Panda or Penguin) are algorithms, not penalties – although they can result in sites being devalued, which has a similar effect to a penalty (such as loss of organic traffic).

Myth: Google only penalises sites with “black hat” SEO.

Fact: Google initiates more than 400,000 manual actions every month! That’s in addition to the major algorithmic updates that have been released over the years, such as Penguin and Panda. This is a lot for SEOs to keep on top of – even those with the best of intentions for their website. While penalties are often intentionally given to sites using manipulative techniques, sometimes they may also be a by-product of an algorithm update. Any site can be affected by a Google Penalty, even if their SEO practices are well-intentioned.

Myth: If you’ve used some questionable tactics but haven’t been penalised yet, you won’t be.

Fact: Don’t assume you’ve dodged a bullet just because Google hasn’t picked up an issue with your site. Algorithms run every day and are constantly evolving as well, becoming more accurate and intelligent. You can be flagged for review at any time, so be sure to get your site in order before that happens. Start by removing any unnatural backlinks, and improving the quality of your onsite copy.

Myth: Recovering from a penalty means your site is safe from being penalised again.

Fact: Once you’ve removed any bad links and submitted a reconsideration request to Google, you can get a penalty revoked – but that’s not to say you should sit back and relax. If you’ve built bad links in the past, you’ll certainly still be on Google’s radar. Keep focusing on link risk management, to find and remove any bad backlinks to your site that might still be lurking out there.

Myth: You can recover from a Google Penalty by re-launching your site on a new domain.

Fact: This is a highly risky (not to mention dishonest) strategy. When the original Penguin penalty was released, some website owners migrated their content and code onto new domains, while others used a 301 direct for their site content, code and backlinks. At first, it looked as if their rankings were recovering, but Google caught up to them shortly afterwards, with heavy penalisation.

Myth: Your site will recover from a manual penalty and regain rankings as soon as you get it revoked.

Fact: Once a manual penalty action is revoked, it can take several weeks for the rankings to get back to normal, even after you receive a recovery message through Google Webmaster Tools.

Algorithms vs Penalties

Finding yourself on the wrong side of an algorithm update can certainly feel like you’ve been hit by a Google Penalty. So how can you tell if you’re being penalised, or merely feeling the effects of an update?

Here is the key difference: if your site is being penalised by Google, you’ll receive a manual action report via Google Search Console. Once you fix the problem, you’ll need to submit a reconsideration request to Google, explaining the origins of the problem and the solution you have implemented.

On the other hand, if you take a knock from an algorithmic update, you won’t be required (or given the ability to) submit a reconsideration request. Algorithmic penalties don’t include any manual processing by Google employees, so they cannot be lifted or revoked during a manual review by an employee.
Common Manual Penalties & How to Address Them

Here are the steps you can take to help a site recover from Google’s various types of manual penalty actions.

Hacked Website

The problem:
Hackers can infiltrate your content management system to add their own malicious content and links. They often “cloak” this content, making it difficult for you to find – but Google will spot it, and will add a notification to the hacked pages, which will lead to a drop in your organic search results.

The solution:

Contact your web host about the problem.
Quarantine your site.
Assess the damage and determine whether the issue is spam or malware.
Determine how the hacker gained access to your site.
Clean up the malicious content and install the necessary security features to protect any vulnerable areas and prevent future hacking.
Request a review, asking Google to consider removing the notification about your site being hacked.
Make sure you always have a clean, recent backup of your website available in case of hacking.

Thin Content

The issue:
Google may manually penalise sites with poor quality or shallow page content.

The solution:

Identify and remove any auto-generated content, doorway pages or low-quality affiliate pages.
Use duplicate content detection software to find any content that has been “scraped” or copied from somewhere else on the web. Remove and replace with unique content.
Improve upon copy with low word counts and make it more detailed and informative. Invest in the services of a professional content writer to help you create unique, high-quality onsite copy.
Submit your reconsideration request.

Unnatural Links

The issue:
Any purchased links, or links created in order to manipulate search rankings, are considered “artificial, deceptive, or manipulative outbound links” and will be penalised.

The solution:
Remove any unnatural links, or modify them by adding a rel=”nofollow” attribute. This attribute will ensure that the links no longer pass PageRank.
Disavow any bad links that you aren’t able to delete.
Be thorough and ensure all non-compliant links have been cleaned up before submitting a reconsideration request.

Did You Know? Neil Patel reports that more than 95% of Google Penalties are related to the backlink profile of a website. Avoid linking to sites of low quality, sites that are unrelated to your industry, sites with thin content and sites with large numbers of external backlinks.

User-Generated Spam

The issue:
User-generated spam is low-quality content from “black hat” SEOs, typically found in online forums and post comments.

The solution:

Identify any pages on your site where users are able to leave comments.
Check these pages for commenters with spammy usernames, comments with non-relevant links, automated comments, off-topic comments, and adverts masquerading as comments.
Remove all inappropriate comments.
Remove the ability for users to post unmoderated content to your website.
Prevent unmoderated content from appearing on your website.
Send your reconsideration request, and be sure to moderate all future user-generated content on your site.

Image Mismatch

The issue:
If an image on your website appears differently in a search on Google Images, you can be penalised by Google’s “Image Mismatch” manual action. This is to prevent websites from manipulating Google Images by forcing the search engine to index images that don’t match what visitors are seeing on the site.

The solution:
Update all your image alt attributes (alternate text) and image descriptions.
Make sure these descriptions actively reflect what is being shown in the image.
Once this has been done for all images on your site, you can submit your reconsideration request.

Keyword Stuffing

The issue:
You can be penalised for having too many keywords or phrases crammed into your onsite copy, especially if the phrases are repetitive and impact the readability of the copy. The same goes for hidden text, which is a dishonest SEO practice.

The solution:

For excessive keywords:

Remove or rewrite any repetitive or keyword-heavy paragraphs.
Fix any title tags and alt text that contain strings of repetitive words or phrases.
Consider investing in an SEO-compliant content writer to boost the quality of your onsite content.

For hidden text:

Go to Google Search Console > Crawl > Fetch as Google.
Fetch the pages from the affected parts of your site.
Look for any text that is the same colour as the web page body.
Look for hidden text using CSS styling or positioning.
Remove any hidden text, or make it visible, so that it’s obvious to human users as well as search engines.

Once you’ve addressed all keyword issues and removed all hidden content, you can send a reconsideration request to Google.

Bad Use of Structured Markup

The issue:
Structured content markup is a great way to get enhanced SERP results for your website. However, if you don’t follow the proper rich snippets guidelines from Google, you will be penalised.

The solution:
Remove or update any markup that is irrelevant, misleading or invisible to users.
Send your reconsideration request.
Algorithmic Penalties: Some Background on Panda & Penguin

Panda and Penguin are two of Google’s most significant algorithm updates, and each of them has had a far-reaching impact on the SEO world. Let’s go over the basics of Panda and Penguin, and the factors that caused them to devalue websites across the globe:

Google Panda

Release date: February 2011.

Purpose: To reward high-quality sites while reducing the prevalence of low-quality sites in Google’s top organic search engine results.

Panda aimed specifically to target content farms and devalue them, returning better-quality sites to the top (or near the top) of the search results. Over the years, Panda became a more holistic quality-seeking algorithm, and it was eventually incorporated into the main Google algorithm.

Triggers: Panda knocked down sites in SERPs that displayed the following problems:

“Thin content” – pages with very little text (i.e. just a few words or sentences) and no relevant or substantial information.
Low-quality content – pages with little or no valuable information for human readers (i.e. content focused largely or exclusively on search phrases, written with only search engines in mind).
Duplicate content – content copied from another place on the Internet, or multiple pages across the same website with identical or very similar content.
Untrustworthy content – content from sources that are not authoritative or verified.
Content farms – sites containing large numbers of low-quality pages with no real value to human users; typically short articles that cover a wide variety of search phrases, for the purpose of gaining search engine rankings.
Low-quality user-generated content – UGC can be a great organic marketing tool if it’s implemented in the right way. But Panda looks out for low-quality implementations, like badly written guest blogs that are full of errors and contain no authoritative information.
High ad-to-content ratio – web pages that are made up mostly of paid advertising, with very little original content.
Blocked websites – Sites that human users have chosen to block (either directly in the search engine results or via a Chrome browser extension), which indicates that the site is spammy or bad quality.

Google Penguin

Release date: April 2012.

Purpose: Like Panda, Penguin aimed to reward good quality sites while diminishing the presence of low-quality sites in Google’s organic search results. Penguin became a part of the core algorithm in 2017.

Triggers: There were two specific triggers for Penguin:

Keyword stuffing – pages populated with large numbers of keywords and phrases; a manipulative attempt to rank for those phrases. Keyword stuffing leads to a lot of unnatural sounding repetition, sacrificing the readability of the content.

Link schemes – acquiring or buying backlinks from low-quality or unrelated websites, to generate an artificial image of popularity and relevance.

The ultimate goal here was to reward sites that meet the quality standards outlined by Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. While Penguin and Panda did cause significant drops in traffic for websites using the above practices, they are are not the same as “penalties” themselves; they are what’s known as “algorithmic filters”.

As mentioned previously, if your site is being affected by an algorithmic filter like Panda, Penguin or any other member of Google’s menagerie, you won’t receive any notification from Google. You’ll need to use your site’s analytics tools to try and determine whether you’ve been on the receiving end of an algorithm smackdown.

First, check your Google Search Console > Search Traffic > Manual Actions to rule out a manual penalty (no notification = no manual action).
Make sure your Google Analytics tracking code is working correctly.
Take a look at organic Google traffic (not all traffic) to your site, and see if you can spot a dip in this traffic that coincides with a confirmed or suspected algo update.
Check your rankings manually on an incognito browser to determine if there really is a drop.

Note that this is a good rule of thumb, although it doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to spot the culprit. It could also be that your competitors are outperforming you, hence the drop in rankings. This is a sign that you need to refocus your efforts on improving the overall quality of your site.

If you think you have been affected by an algorithmic filter or update, first do your research into that update and its triggers, before taking action. Then clean up your site and make sure it’s free of issues that could get you targeted by a filter like Panda or Penguin.

Make sure you stay up to date with Google’s latest search algorithm changes. Follow the senior webmasters and trend analysts on Twitter and YouTube, for news and advice. Check out other trusted sources in the SEO community too, for their take on unconfirmed updates.

Original Article found @ https://www.lilo.co.uk/blog/End-User-Guide-Recover-Google-Penalty
Identifying an Algorithmic Penalty

Elodie Berland
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5 SATURDAYS 2019 SUMMER STEAM WORKSHOPS COMES TO TUCSON AZ STUDENTS LEARN AGILE, TECHNOLOGY, & LEAN BUSINESS STARTUP

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5 Saturdays – Opening a door to a future in technology and business

Students from Tucson, Sahuaro, University, and Catalina Foothill High Schools attended the 5 Saturdays STEAM program at the University of Arizona

I did not want to participate originally because I thought this program would be like school. But it wasn't! It was fun AND I learned A LOT.”

— 5 Saturdays STEAM Program Student

TUCSON, AZ, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Twenty-two Students from Tucson, Sahuaro, University, and Catalina Foothill High Schools recently started the 5 Saturdays STEAM summer workshop, which introduced them to Agile practices, lean business startup, and technology, including skills to develop WordPress websites. This is the first year the 5 Saturdays STEAM program is being held in the city of Tucson AZ. Six industry professionals and two teachers from Sahuaro high school served as Learning Facilitators and mentors to the attending students.

“We are committed to sharing Agile and Scrum life practices, as well as technology and business skills with students. The 5 Saturdays leadership wants students to build personal confidence and succeed, so we focus on having students discover and use their individual power and leadership skills. It is exciting to see students take ownership of lifelong learning”, said Dr. Dave Cornelius, founder of the 5 Saturdays STEAM program.

The 5 Saturdays STEAM program offers scholarships to students accepted into a college to study in a STEAM field. Students must attend the 5 Saturdays STEAM program one year as a student and one year as a Learning Facilitator to be eligible for the scholarship drawing.

“I am extremely excited to have so many Sahuaro high students attend the program to learn STEAM-based skills that are not only vital in the IT and business industries but can be extended to virtually any 21st century career. These skills will contribute to the students becoming college- and career-ready upon graduation” said Dr. Charles Collingwood, Math Dept. Chair at Sahuaro High.

“It is a great responsibility and opportunity to give back to our future leaders in the community by sharing our industry experiences and knowledge” said Bernadine Cannon, owner of Bernadine Cannon Consulting.

Michael Tucker, founder of Tucker Strategic Marketing and Consulting is one of these facilitators. He states that "opening the door to STEAM and meaningful entrepreneurship creates unimaginable possibilities for young people."

About 5 Saturdays
Started in 2013, Costa Mesa- and Tucson-based 5 Saturdays focus on opening the door for underserved students to a career in information technology and business. Students learn in a collaborative and project-based environment and are exposed to concepts such as Kanban and user stories that they can use right away to tackle homework or community service activities, and in the future as they move on to college and a career. Knowledge sharing is done by industry professionals, coaches, and trainers, who donate their time and serve as learning facilitators and mentors. visit www.5Saturdays.org.
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EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTEND 5 SATURDAYS 2019 AGILE, TECHNOLOGY, & LEAN BUSINESS STARTUP SUMMER WORKSHOPS

5 Saturdays STEAM Program Logo

5 Saturdays – Opening a door to a future in technology and business

I did not want to participate originally because I thought this program would be like school. But it wasn't! It was fun AND I learned A LOT.”

— 5 Saturdays Student

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Students from Early College High School recently started the 5 Saturdays STEAM summer workshop, which introduced them to Agile practices, lean business startup, and technology, including skills to develop WordPress websites. This is the fourth year that students from Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Early College High School (ECHS) participated in the program. As part of the summer workshop, students learned about innovation, as well as job readiness, resume writing, and effective communication / interviewing skills. Twenty ECHS students registered and are actively participating in the workshops with 20 industry professionals serving as Learning Facilitators and mentors. Six ECHS students will now serve as Learning Facilitators to gain valuable leadership skills.

Dr. David Martinez, principal at Early College High School, said the innovative 5 Saturdays program is invaluable for students. “We at Early College High School are very much excited to once again be hosting the 5 Saturdays Summer Program. The 5 Saturdays Summer Program is unique with providing students to learn STEAM-based skills that are not only vital in the IT and business industries but can be extended to virtually any 21st century career our young people wish to pursue. It is our job as a high school to have our student’s college- and career-ready upon graduation. The wealth of knowledge shared by the professionals who serve as the program learning facilitators is invaluable by allowing our students to see first-hand a variety of career-building skills they need to be impactful contributors in a global society. The activities, exercises and projects that are completed in the program enrich the Four Essential Cs we are striving our students to develop towards becoming college- and career ready: Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Communication.”

“We are delighted to launch our fourth summer workshop with students from Early College High School. Dr. Dave Martinez is a wonderful partner, and we appreciate working collaboratively with him and the students to achieve the best possible results,” said Dr. Dave Cornelius, founder of 5 Saturdays.

We are committed to sharing Agile and Scrum life practices, as well as technology and business skills with students. The 5 Saturdays leadership wants students to build personal confidence and succeed, so we focus on having students discover and use their individual power and leadership skills. It is exciting to see students take ownership of lifelong learning.

This is the third year that scholarships were offered to students attending the 5 Saturdays STEAM program workshops. Students must attend one year as a student and one year as a Learning Facilitator to be eligible for the scholarship drawing. Two students from ECHS were the 2019 recipients.

About 5 Saturdays
Started in 2013, Costa Mesa- and Tucson-based 5 Saturdays focus on opening the door for underserved students to a career in information technology and business. Students learn in a collaborative and project-based environment and are exposed to concepts such as Kanban and user stories that they can use right away to tackle homework or community service activities, and in the future as they move on to college and a career. Knowledge sharing is done by industry professionals, coaches, and trainers, who donate their time and serve as learning facilitators and mentors. For more information, visit www.5Saturdays.org.
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Dr. Dave Cornelius
5 Saturdays
+1 5204430072
email us here
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Source: EIN Presswire