5 proven SEO tips to boost your site’s search rankings right now

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These tips will boost your SEO immediately
These tips will boost your SEO immediately.
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This post is brought to you by SEO PowerSuite, an all-in-one suite of powerful yet easy-to-use Mac SEO tools.

As Google changes its algorithms, website operators who want to land a prized top spot in search results must update their approaches to publishing and search engine optimization, or SEO.

Google’s goal is to return helpful search results to its users. Understanding how Google determines what sites are relevant is critical if you want to raise or maintain your site’s organic visibility.

Memories photo scanner brings your old photos into digital world

Memories Photo Scanner makes it easy to digitize your pictures. Photo: Idea Solutions
Memories Photo Scanner makes it easy to digitize your pictures. Photo: IdeaSolutions

This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of Memories Photo Scanner.

Do you have a bunch of old photographs — you know, photos printed on paper — stored away in photo albums or yellowing in cupboards? Pictures you wish to see again and share instantly, the way you do with digital photos through apps and social media?

Photo-scanning app Memories makes bringing old photos into the digital world incredibly easy. Using the app on your iPhone, you can scan up to 15 photos per minute. And the results are awesome.

4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab YouTube videos

4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab videos from YouTube and other services. Photo: OpenMedia
4K Video Downloader makes it easy to grab videos from YouTube and other services. Photo: OpenMedia
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This post is brought to you by OpenMedia, creator of 4K Video Downloader.

Do you want a copy of a YouTube video on your iPad, iPhone or other device? 4K Video Downloader allows you to download video, audio and subtitles from YouTube and other services. The easy-to-use Mac software lets you grab media files of the highest possible quality, as quickly as your computer and connection will allow.

Downloading is simple and straightforward: Just copy the video link from your browser and click the Paste URL button into 4K Video Downloader.

4K Video Downloader does the rest!

Free up space on your iPhone with Duplicate Photos Fixer

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This post is brought to you by Systweak Software, creator of free iOS app Duplicate Photo Fixer.

If your iPhone is short on storage, it’s most likely crammed with pictures and videos — especially if you’re not prone to sorting your photos manually. In fact, photos and videos typically occupy more than 50 percent of storage space on iOS devices, according to Systweak Software. And up to 10 percent of the photos could be duplicates created inadvertently during the simple act of shooting or editing pictures with your iPhone.

Luckily, Systweak Software’s free Duplicate Photos Fixer makes it easy to locate, evaluate and delete duplicate photos. The iOS app is a quick and simple way to recover valuable storage space and organize your photos.

Short film Life on Trial spoofs a murderous case of internet lag

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In short film Life on Trial, a gamer deals with the devastating effects of lag. Photo: Life on Trial
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If your internet service provider faced a trial, would it be found guilty of sucking?

That’s the cheeky question posed by satirical short film Life on Trial, a goofball riff on classic courtroom dramas. Only in this trial, the victim is a video game character — Poanbone the Smashivator — and the defendant is the game’s creator, who skimped on network services.

The murder weapon? A serious case of lag.