Static Site Generators

Well, now i’m looking into options besides jekyll, to expand my skills, and try out some themes that aren’t available for Jekyll.

I’ll be honest, if you are new like me, getting jekyll themes to work is tricky. Many of them are not supported anymore.

What is a Static Site Generator (SSG)?

There are some configuration files, layouts and templates, and all of the content you create. So.. the trick is to find something that runs nicely on your system and that you can figure out how to operate.

I’ll have a few general resources at the top and just add as I go, since I’m not ready to learn about too many of them, just yet.

General

Hugo

These links have moved to their own page:

MkDocs

MkDocs has built in search, and in some ways simpler than publishing w jekyll.

For example, you don’t need to put frontmatter into every single document.. it will just create a website from markdown files and autogenerate toc based on directory structure.

MkDocs really caught my eye when I saw it running at EthHub

Because MkDocs builds with python, that opens up a whole universe of tools at your disposal. The python markdown extensions are a prime example.

However, basically none of the regular jekyll plugins work with mkdocs, it’s a whole universe to its own w Python.

Now Dev

I don’t even know… but it seems pretty dope.

Keybase

Just sayin’… keybase has 250 gigs of free storage you can use to host a website…

you could build gem based sites locally, and keybase will automatically sync the data.

Open Source Publishing.

Pro-tip: Go Home for a full view of featured image.

Shows what can be done in a short period of time. I didn’t start building any of this till the beginning of this year.

It’s true that it’s a ton of work to do what I do, but you could use this concept for just one topic instead of 100 and build a valuable resource in a few days!

I will publish monthly stats, though it won’t always be the same, and if you have any requests, pop up in the issues.

Soon, I’ll have comments enabled, and that will be great.

How to present CSV?

Because of multiple columns and long urls, it’s difficult to display this informaiton in text form. It’s easier for me to transform the pdf\csv into png. Then it can be displayed just fine on any screen.

To get a high-quality image, I used convert-my-image.com.

Generating Pages from Data using Liquid

I put performance1.csv and performance2.csv into the /images directory (you can check out on github)

From there, jekyll throws it all up into site.data.performance1 and site.data.performance2 so I can call it with a bit of code and generate pages with it.

Sometime I’ll create a post, or stub, to begin documentation of that feature of Jekyll and grow in familiarity with it.

For now I’ll just share a few links here.

from: GitHub Pages Starter Pack - Extended Resources

pull requests welcome ;)

As you can see, it’s possible to begin showing up in google pretty quickly. I started building at the beginning of the year, and I hadn’t begun in earnest until you see the chart starting to pop off (around the time I submitted my sitemap to google).

infominer-id-Performance-2019-05-24.csv
How to Sign Up and Get Started using Google Adwords Keyword Planner

Note: This is just a “stub”, and doesn’t go fully into the details of keyword research. I have written an article on the subject, and begun some study of Keyword Research and SEO, although I’m not by any means an expert.

I made this, because it was a little confusing for me when I first tried to use it, and I wanted to be sure that eveyone in my organization had a fundamental understanding of keyword research, so they could assist in coming up with seed-keywords, and understand the building blocks of keyword-research.

Everything builds from this. In my opinion, it will be valuable to get input from everyone in the organization for at least the first round of keyword research, since this is all about the identity of your website and your organization.

This step-by-step guide will ensure that anyone can try out keyword planner and begin learning a keyword research\SEO fundamental. It’s a valuable tool to have in your arsenal, but takes some manual effort to get the most out of.

You don’t need to worry about it immediately, however, you’ll find that many guides have adwords keyword planner as one of the tools to use. This is the really basic instructions for getting started, so anyone should be able to!

Contents

Set up Free Google Ads Account

go to ads.google.com and click start now at the top right corner and choose a gmail account to use.

Click “Experienced with Google Ads” at the bottom.

Click create an account without a campaign.

Click Submit.

OK! Now you have an account w google ads.

You have to click “explore your account” to proceed.

Start Using Keyword Planner

In the top right corner, click the little wrench for tools, and then select “Keyword Planner” on the left of the screen.

Click Find New Keywords and then you’re good to go!

We’re going to enter 10 Seed Keywords, those are different ways someone might search for your business, or a business like it. If you don’t get enough keyword ideas then leave the web-site blank.

Download and Explore Data

Google comes up with keywords, based on your seed keywords. Ideally you want google to come up with a lot of them. We’ll get to that later.

Go to the top right corner and download the keywords and keyword planner will give you a csv file that we’re going to open up in a spreadsheet program.

You can see that there are a lot of ways to explore this data, I’m going to sort it by volume.

Then I can cut out all of the keywords that are really high volume or by whatever metrics I’m looking at, and use the keywords I get from keyword planner with a number of other tools.

Using PGP and Cryptocurrency Keysignatures

"Public key encryption: supporting secure transactions online since 1991!!"

I created this resource while researching the following article:

Phil Zimmerman

PGP for Newbs and Beyond

SSH

Another form of public key encryption, allows you to remotely connect to a server, without typing in your user\name password.

Signing Commits

Protonmail

Has built in support for PGP for your e-mails… but doesn’t make it super easy to verify messages from outside.

Somehow you can use PGP with non-protonmail users.. but I haven’t figured it out, yet.

It’s really super to use Protonmail and I’ll recommend it to anyone.

Verifying PGP Signatures

gpg --import singing_key.pub
gpg --verify signed_file.sig

Bitcoin and Ethereum Signatures

Keybase

deepdotweb

We established DeepDotWeb in the wake of our friend being arrested by local authorities, for buying drugs from the original Silk Road marketplace. Our aim is make information about dark net markets accessible to everyone, as well as making the dark net safer by reporting on security risks, scams and operations conducted by law enforcement.

Escrow Services

Escrow Agents are impartial and trusted intermediaries who hold custody of buyer’s funds until pre-defined conditions are met. They allow parties who don’t know or trust each-other to engage in commerce, online.

  • Bitrated.com

    Using multi-signature ensures that the trust agent never has full control over the funds and cannot take them to himself. In addition, when everything goes well, the funds can be released with no intervention by the trust agent.

 Launched in 2013, Bitrated was the first multi-signature application ever released to the public. Bitrated is operated from Israel and was founded by Nadav Ivgi, a software developer and a long time Bitcoin enthusiast.

Traffic on the Jobs4Bitcoins subreddit is picking up, and with it, the number of transactions with anonymous strangers around the internet. One thing that is sorely needed is a simple, trusted escrow system through which to have secure trades of work for bitcoin.

Commissioned by the admin of the subreddit, /u/matthew_boyd, this app attempts to fill that hole, by providing the service of trusted escrow for a small fee.

When some work is uploaded, a community-trusted programmer will check through it, to make sure that the project has been successfully completed.

Discord

Yes you can even “unofficially” get encypted chat for discord

BitcoinTalk Escrow

These seem to be the currently active bitcointalk threads.

Apps

Resources

  • CyPurr-Collective/cryptoparty-presentation
  • modernpgp.github.io/about/
  • Documentation and Examples
  • ModernPGP/icons
  • EMAIL SELF-DEFENSE - “Learn GnuPG in 30 Minutes”

    In addition to using encryption, standing up to surveillance requires fighting politically for a reduction in the amount of data collected on us, but the essential first step is to protect yourself and make surveillance of your communication as difficult as possible. This guide helps you do that. It is designed for beginners, but if you already know the basics of GnuPG or are an experienced free software user, you’ll enjoy the advanced tips and the guide to teaching your friends.

100's of Mostly Free SEO Tools

Google and Company

For adding ^^^ this link to my page (It seems like a decent guide.) they gave me this cool video :)

Limited Trial-Power Tools

Audit and Analytics

  • Seomator free online SEO Audit Tool. This tool crawls your website and provides an analysis. If you are just beginning to optimize, Seomator will likely highlight a number of issues you can begin to fix right away.
  • SEO Quake Chrome Extension provides on-the-fly analysis of any webpage you visit.

    “More raw data than any other SEO toolbar out there.” -moz

  • screamingfrog.co.uk

    “must-have for most serious SEOs.” -moz

  • Bitly.com - Analytics
  • Builtwith.com - find out what websites are made of.
  • Chrome Webscraping Extension
  • Similarweb - Competitive analysis “Competitor website stats are hard to come by, but Similar Web does a good job.” -moz
  • Browseo - See your website the way the search engine sees it.
  • SEER’s SEO Toolbox
  • SEO Toolbar - information including backlinks and competitive research.
  • SEO Tools for Excel
  • SEOgadget Tools includes Excel plugins, content strategy generator….
  • URI Valet - check server headers, canonical information, analyzing redirect problems and more.
  • Virante SEO Tools
  • Xenu’s Link Sleuth - Site Crawler, find broken links, create sitemaps, etc.
  • Raven Tools Site Audit
  • Nibbler Audit for accessibility, SEO, social media, technology. (limited to 3 reports)
  • Statcounter - Free-Lightweight analytics - alternative to Google Analytics for privacy.
  • Whois Lookup registration, contact, and administrative information for any domain.
  • http://www.quicksprout.com/ - Website Analysis

Rank and Visibility

Optimizations

Speed-Responsiveness

Keywords

Domain Authority

Social

Market Research

Content Creation

Local SEO

Schema

API

Track Google Algorithm

You can minimize your chances of avoiding a huge impact by always focusing on the SEO fundamentals. Avoid any shortcuts or spammy tactics that may have short-term gains but could create disaster in the long term.

You’re far better off understanding your audience and creating content that builds your authority, relevance, and trust.

Resources