How Website Design Can Make or Break the SEO for Startups


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When you think of search-engine optimization (SEO), you most likely think of keywords, meta descriptions and search engines. You might know how content marketing can help your SEO efforts, but website design is probably not something you see as a vital component of your SEO strategy. However, the truth is that website design can make or break the SEO for most startups. 

Why website design is important for SEO 

The goal of SEO is to bring the right people to your website. But that’s only half

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Has Applied Materials (AMAT) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Applied Materials (AMAT), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? Let’s take a closer look at the stock’s year-to-date performance to find out.

Applied Materials is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 629 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #13. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of

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Computer security personnel need tools, training to assist survivors of intimate partner violence

FACULTY Q&A

Survivors of intimate partner violence who experience tech abuse often reach out to computer security companies for help. But the customer support personnel at these companies are not sufficiently prepared to handle such cases, research from the University of Michigan School of Information finds.

Through a multipronged approach, U-M doctoral students Yixin Zou and Allison McDonald and assistant professor Florian Schaub, along with colleagues from Cornell Tech and Norton Research Group, go right to the subjects—those customer support agents—to find out where training falls short in helping IPV survivors and what can be done to address the

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Is Shopify (SHOP) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Shopify (SHOP), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? Let’s take a closer look at the stock’s year-to-date performance to find out.

Shopify is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 629 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #13. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

The Zacks Rank is a proven system

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How Michael Dell Turned His Declining PC Business Into A $40 Billion Windfall

After years battling Silicon Valley skeptics and Wall Street adversaries, Michael Dell has pulled off the deal of the century, borrowing and flipping his way to a $50 billion fortune. His biggest ambitions lie ahead—and they have nothing to do with space.

by Antoine Gara


Sitting at the headquarters of his Austin, Texas–based philanthropic foundation, personal computer pioneer Michael Dell is acutely aware that on that very morning in that very state, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has rocketed himself into space in his Blue Origin space shuttle as millions of viewers around the world looked on. “I’m perfectly happy

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