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    Report Raises Questions About ShotSpotter Technology | Latino Voices | Chicago News

    According to a new report from the inspector general’s office, alerts by the gunshot detection system ShotSpotter “rarely” lead to evidence of a gun crime.  The multimillion-dollar technology uses microphones and sensors to identify the sound of gunshots and alert the Chicago Police Department to the location of the reported gun activity. But the accuracy of the system was brought into question in a recent analysis from Lucy Parsons Labs and the MacArthur Justice Center.  The inspector general’s report, released earlier this week, finds that between last year and this year, fewer than 1 in 10 ShotSpotter alerts resulted in  

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  • SEO

    27 Must Ask Questions for New SEO Clients

    There is nothing more exciting than bringing on a new SEO client. However, to get your new relationship off to the right start, you must ask the right questions and get vital information. The following 27 questions are my favorite to ask any new client to make sure I have a smooth onboarding process and am set up to improve ROI and meet their business objectives. Each question has been broken down into the following categories: Implementation. Access. Strategy. Goals and Objectives. Challenges. Team. History. Implementation One of the biggest issues facing the SEO industry is the implementation of SEO  

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  • Gadjet And Laptop

    Refurbished phones and laptops can save you hundreds in cash. 5 questions to ask before you buy

    Refurbished devices like phones and laptops are cheaper than buying new. Can you trust them? Angela Lang/CNET You can potentially save yourself hundreds of dollars by buying a used phone or laptop compared to purchasing brand-new, pricey electronics. There are several ways to buy a used device, including from sites like Swappa or eBay. While both sites have buyer protection policies to ensure you get what you paid for, we might suggest going with a refurbished device instead. Refurbished electronics follow a set of guidelines from the seller that can offer you standards and assurances beyond buying electronics used  

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  • SEO

    Google Answers Five SEO Lighting Round Questions In Less Than Two Minutes

    Google’s John Mueller answered five different SEO related questions in a video less than two minutes long. It is called the SEO Lighting Round video where he answered the following questions. Here is the video: Here are the questions: (1) Can a self referential canonical override an existing canonical or preferred page? (submitted by @adityaskrishnan) (0:04​) It should be avoided, John said. (2) Will putting the date and month in URLS affect my Google ranking? (submitted by @VaranasiBlogger) (0:22​) It is fine and doesn’t impact crawling, indexing or ranking, John said. (3) I heard that using CDNs to deliver images  

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    Google’s John Mueller Answers Rapid Fire SEO Questions

    Question 1: Canonicals Question 2: URLs Question 3: Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) Question 4: Broad Audience Targeting Question 5: Sitemap Files Google’s John Mueller answers a mixed bag of SEO questions in rapid fire style in the latest video on the Google Search Central channel. This video is the latest installment in the Ask Googlebot (formerly “Ask Google Webmasters”) series where members of Google’s search advocacy team answer questions submitted by site owners. Previous editions of Ask Googlebot have focused on answering one question per video. But not every SEO question needs a four minute video in order to give  

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  • SEO

    3 HTML & Coding Questions Answered

    Let’s take a break from constantly refreshing the stock market and do something a bit different. Instead of just one SEO question, we’ll do an ‘Ask an SEO Lightning Round’ and answer three different questions in one post. Such Value. To the Moon! All of today’s questions are somewhat related to HTML and coding issues, so that is our theme. Today’s first question comes from Bianca in Holland. Should I use (or refrain from using) keywords in button-text to improve SEO? I’m not sure that anyone has ever asked this question directly of Google, but I don’t think that  

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