Damon Smith, a 20-year-old with Asperger’s, has been found guilty of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life after he left a home-made bomb on the London tube.
Smith was described as being “fascinated with bombs and guns” from an early age, however his fascination turned dangerous when he reached the age of 19. After reading about bombs on google, he bought a £2 clock and attached an explosive devise to it. He then boarded an underground train at rush hour and left his rucksack behind. Thinking that it had been left behind, a passenger gave the bag to the train driver who immediately spotted protruding wires and a timer. The bomb was filled with shrapnel and nails, and could have caused “astronomical” damage.
It’s impossible to get anyone to notice run-of-the-mill military stories these days. Imagine seeing the headline “Four Killed In Drone Strike In Yemen.” Who cares? Doesn’t that happen like twice a day? People need something new. Something concise, snackable. Something they can latch onto and make Twitter jokes about for like eight hours. Engagement.
That’s where “Mother of all Bombs” comes in. It’s distinct, it’s easy to Google, and it handily captures the Call Of Duty demographic. It’s a catchy phrase you haven’t heard before, and you instantly have an opinion about it. Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin had their “conscious uncoupling”? If they just broke up, it would’ve been out of the news in one day. But once you hear that specific phrase? We’re talking Twitter jokes for days, late-night jokes for months, and morning radio jokes for an ageless eternity.
Plus, it’s a perfect hashtag! #MOAB. Short, punchy, instantly searchable – you think any of Obama’s drone strikes had kickass SEO like that? Hell no. Even if you Google “Obama Bomb” TODAY, ALL of the stories are about the MOAB. We already knocked eight years of warfare right off the front page of Google. Shoulda’ branded them drones, Barry! #BrandingFail.
Summary: Sequel to Gate 24B. Lin and reader go on their first date in London.
Word Count: 1,560
Warnings: a little cursing, allusion to smut but sadly no smut on this blog yet folks.
A/N: THIS WAS QUITE A RIDE. I am so happy about how this turned out, for real. I was going to take things further on the end but I’m just not ready to write /that/ yet. Still, I hope y’all like it <3 PS: MAJOR shoutout to mah girl @ourforgottenboleros for the title idea and for proofreading this mess haha
That was everything you had planned for your second day in London: after leaving the airport on the day before, took you a really long nap and a few e-mails to adjust yourself as much as possible to the timezone and pull yourself together to work the next day, but Lin was the only thing on your mind.
He texted you minutes after leaving you on a cab to your hotel, discussing dinner plans and places to visit since he was a ‘newbie’ when it comes to London. You, however, had been there many times because of work, making you an expert when it came to restaurants and locations.
Of course, this time your knowledge on the best places to try the British cuisine wouldn’t be used to convince a business partner or seal a deal.
For this assignment I have chosen my SEO/SMO website to be Pintrest.com because I feel that it is one of the most SMO and SEO efficient websites there is. This is because you can type almost anything into Google and one of the top five results will be a Pinterest board. As you can see in my example picture I typed into Google “bath bomb diy” and the fourth result that came up was a link to a Pinterest board on “best 25+ bath bomb recipes.” I had also typed into Google tattoo Ideas because it is something completely different from bath bombs and the first two links are links to different Pinterest boards full of tattoo ideas.
I think Pinterest uses SEO strategies on site because as you can see in my third picture on the website itself there is a search feature where you can type in what you want to find and it will take you to a page full of all different types of what you are searching for. I searched for desert and funny memes seeing as we talked about memes this week I felt it was fitting. Once you are on the search page, it gives you common suggestions to make your search even more specified, such as with the desert search I could look up recipes, easy, healthy, or any of the other common tags that go along with the recipes. You can add as many as you would like to make it as specific as you would like. This optimizes content value, uses tags and keywords to help find what you are looking for. When you click on something it will link the original URL, with most cases it is a blog. They also have a huge linkwheel structure where everything links to a bunch of other sites.
Pinterest optimizes SEO strategies off site with publishing the related content elsewhere with the lings to the original such as the blogs that a lot of the recipes are from, if you would like to know more about the people who came up with the recipe, or bath bomb instructions. There is a lot of tags with almost everything which helps Google’s algorithm system pick up Pinterest.
Pinterest also uses SMO techniques on site with it’s RSS feed options and every “pin” has three options on it where you can share, save, and more. You can use the share feature to share to your facebook, twitter, facebook messenger, direct send it to someone, or get the URL so you can put it on your own blog. Which again is getting it more out into the world for the algorithms to pick up.
Pinterest uses SMO off site by being a social bookmarking site itself, it’s number 2 on the top 8 social bookmarking sites only following twitter. Pinterest also allows users to kind of microblog by letting people leave reviews on everything they have tried to tell you how well it worked out, or if they changed anything and made it better, they can also leave pictures of the finished product.
The first picture I have attached is of Pinterest’s landing page which allows you to log in to the site or create an account with your email address, Facebook, or Google account. Which is handy because it increases its SEM because Pinterest will be linked to another person’s Facebook or Google account and is more convenient for most people rather than having to set up a whole new account. The second picture is of my dashboard when I log in. It is much like Tumblr with the blogs i follow and suggestions showing up it is all stuff I’m interested in and can click the more option if I see something I would like to see more similar things of.
I believe the Pinterest is an amazing website and the only thing I would suggest to them to optimize the site even further is promote social media press releases, because this is the only real thing that it is missing.
What is the craziest/weirdest/most unexpected response a reader has had to an article or video?
This isn’t TOO crazy but it still makes me laugh all these years later. Back in 2010, I invented a horrible piece of fast food called DOB’s Toilet-Bombing Heart-Molester for an article titled Fast Food Meals for Failures.
If you Google DOB’s Toilet-Bombing Heart Molester, you’ll get a BUNCH of videos of real people in the real world making and eating this full-blown disaster. We write in vacuums and you can’t see or hear anyone when an article or video goes live, so it’s easy to forget that we have any real reach into the actual real world.
To everyone who is commenting, “these are auto-generated results, don’t blame Google! It’s the algorithm!” Right, but who writes and maintains the algorithm? Google is now tweaking it so much there are more than 365 updates per year.
You’re acting like because a person isn’t hand-picking each result set, Google isn’t in control of the process and the overall result criteria.
Google skews its result algorithms all the time so that the results are RELEVANT. The top result isn’t necessarily the page that gets the most views or visits, it’s the page that makes the most sense for someone legitimately searching on the topic.
They have the power to adjust the results and they do it all the time.
When “the internet” portrays someone falsely - for example when hackers use “Google-bomb” efforts to get a politician to show up when you search Google for “idiot” etc. - Google will correct that
when they learn about it (not always, but many times).
I work in the web and with search engines. Bottom line = you don’t know what you’re talking about here if you think that the Google team doesn’t influence and shape what sites and types of sites show up in top positions for searches.
This is a simple, easy to follow short guide on how to get rid of your review for the Keystone Motel in Florida. If you wrote a review, PLEASE DELETE IT unless you’ve actually been and did not write the review in the context of Steven Universe.
I completely understand many of you put good ratings with good intentions, but those ratings aren’t accurate either unless you’ve really been to the motel.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DELETE YOUR REVIEW.
Do not cause trouble for this business or for the Crewniverse!