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The game of the week in college basketball is from the Big East on Saturday afternoon as No. 3 Villanova visits No. 4 Xavier. The winner likely will claim the Big East regular-season title and top seed in the conference tournament. A No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament also is in play. Check back for the latest NCAA Basketball betting odds.

NCAA Basketball Betting Preview & Pick: Villanova at Xavier

When: Saturday, 4:30 PM ET
Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati
TV: Fox
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Radio: 950 AM (Villanova) / 700 AM WLW  (Xavier)
Opening NCAA Basketball Betting Lines: TBA

First Meeting

The first game in Philadelphia on Jan. 10 was a laugher as Villanova rolled to an 89-65 win – Xavier hasn’t lost since.  Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored a career high 21 points while Jalen Brunson had 17 for lead Nova; Booth has since been lost to injury. Villanova jumped out to a 22-9 lead and never looked back. Xavier stars Trevon Bluiett and J.P Macura were terrible in the first half and could not stop Nova from dominating. The duo went 3-for-11 from the floor. Kerem Kanter led Xavier with 16 points. Xavier committed 15 turnovers leading to 18 points for the Wildcats, while only forcing eight VU miscues for six points.

Expert 2018 March Madness Betting Guide

Why Bet on Villanova?

The Wildcats (23-3) are in a mini-slump in losing two of three. They were stunned 76-71 at unranked Providence on Wednesday. It was Providence’s first win over Villanova since Jan. 24, 2016. With the victory the Friars greatly improved their at-large resume for the NCAA tournament.

Mikal Bridges had 19 points for Villanova, but fouled out with 1:12 to play in the game. Jalen Brunson added 14 points. Villanova pulled within 59-54 on a pair of free throws by Omari Spellman with 6:25 left. But the Friars outscored the Wildcats 8-4 over the next two minutes to push the lead back to 67-58.

The Wildcats entered the game averaging 11.5 made 3-pointers per game (No. 3 in Division I) and averaged 40.8 percent from deep (No. 4 among major conference teams). They were just 3-for-20 vs. Providence. The Wildcats trailed for most of the game and each time it seemed like they started to make a run, especially in the second half, no one hit a key 3. Guard Phil Booth’s absence since fracturing his right hand late last month has clearly had an impact.

Booth’s absence also has damaged Villanova’s perimeter defense as he was the Wildcats’ biggest ballhawk and one of their better on-ball defenders. Collin Gillespie has taken much of Booth’s playing time, and while the freshman is an excellent shooter, he is a defensive liability. Nova surrendered 49 points after intermission. It was the 14th time this season that Villanova had allowed 40 or more points in a half.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Average Score For: 87.15
  • Field Goals: 50.60%
  • Three Points: 40.06%
  • Free Throws: 76.35%
  • Rebounds: 35.38

Defense:

  • Average Score Against: 70.58
  • Field Goals: 43.44%
  • Three Points: 33.58%
  • Free Throws: 73.07%
  • Rebounds: 32.77

Why Bet on Xavier?

Villanova has won nine of 10 games against Xavier, but the Musketeers have won nine straight since that loss. Xavier has the more favorable remaining schedule after Saturday, meaning a Musketeers victory would all but clinch the Big East title and further solidify a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The Musketeers beat Seton Hall on Wednesday, 102-90. Trevon Bluiett scored 37 points — three shy of his career high — and the Musketeers let most of a 25-point lead slip away before holding on. Bluiett missed all of his four shots from beyond the arc and finished with a season-low six points during a win at Creighton last Saturday. Against Seton Hall, he was 8 of 11 beyond the arc, one shy of the school record for 3-pointers made in a game. Naji Marshall added a career-high 20 points. Xavier went 14 of 29 from beyond the arc while topping 100 points in a Big East game for the first time.

Is Xavier a safe bet on Saturday vs Villanova?

Seton Hall opened the second half with a 9-2 run and closed the gap to 47-34, but then three 3-pointers by the Musketeers extended their lead to 56-39 at the 15:44 mark. Bluiett had six of the Musketeers’s nine points during the first four minutes. Bluiett, who eclipsed 1,000 career points in Big East play in the game, said he learned of the Villanova loss mid-game.

“I think one of the managers said something about it at halftime,” Bluiett said.

The Musketeers improved to 16-0 at home this season, which ties the school record for most home wins in a season. The last time Xavier won 16 games at home was in the 2007-08 season where they went 16-1 at home. Xavier’s all-time winning percentage at Cintas Center is ranked fifth in the nation.

Xavier, a 2017 NCAA Elite Eight team, has made it to at least the Sweet 16 six times in the last 10 years, one of only nine schools that can say that. XU is one of only eight schools have been to at least 11 of the last 12 NCAA tournaments.

Team Statistics

Offense:

  • Average Score For: 85.33
  • Field Goals: 49.94%
  • Three Points: 37.63%
  • Free Throws: 77.30%
  • Rebounds: 38.44

Defense:

  • Average Score Against: 74.63
  • Field Goals: 42.36%
  • Three Points: 33.71%
  • Free Throws: 74.42%
  • Rebounds: 31.59

Latest NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

  • Villanova is 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Villanova is 22-3 SU in the last 25 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Villanova’s last 7 games
  • Xavier is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Xavier’s last 6 games when playing Villanova

Expert Prediction & NCAA Basketball Pick

Villanova clearly misses Booth, who may or may not be back for the Big East Tournament. Xavier wins outright.

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Contributed by Pragni Sanghvi, Product Marketing Manager at eSignLive


Companies today have understood the value of digitizing business processes and are joining the digital transformation revolution to maximize sales, efficiency and productivity.

Let’s start from the top. What exactly is the digital transformation wave? Digital transformation is more than a trending topic. At its core, digital transformation is driven by ease of use, convenience, and the opportunity to eliminate manual errors and efforts. Organizations can clearly see value in getting rid of labor-intensive, paper processes that are susceptible to data and human errors, and take a longer period of time to execute than their digital counterparts.

Reinventing the core operating model with digital business processes is what drives digital disruption.

In its “Digitization and Disruptive Innovation” report, McKinsey & Company stated that technology is now affecting every single sector of the economy. “Every sector, whether it’s retail, financial services, shipping, manufacturing, and even agriculture, now takes inputs and uses technology to drive much of what it does.”

Reinventing the core operating model with digital business processes is what drives digital disruption. According to John Chambers, executive chairman at CISCO Systems, “At least 40 percent of all businesses will die in the next 10 years if they don’t figure out how to digitize their entire company beginning with business processes.”

Businesses that are slow to adapt this digital transformation often face the biggest issues that a company can come upon – diminishing margins of profit caused by cumbersome, time-consuming manual processes while the competition grows steadily and fast because of their digital adaptation.

E-signatures is one of the fastest ways to accelerate a business’ digital transformation. Using e-signatures helps streamline the manual-based process of acquiring signatures for contracts, approvals or any other document that requires a signature; e-signatures is a fast and convenient process for senders and signers.

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Benefits of E-signatures

E-signatures is a game-changing technology and can help provide value to your organization in the following ways.

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1. E-signatures give you great ROI on your digital initiative

Market shifts are driving new ways of organizing, operating and innovating, which naturally leads to digital disruption. Manual, paper-based processes are the root of high transaction costs. Studies show that among U.S. companies alone, 30 billion paper documents are copied or printed every year. In addition to the cost of paper, the time spent by teams in pursuit of signatures is quantifiable as a cost. When these processes are digitized, the cost to implement, learn and adopt an e-signature solution is minimal in comparison.

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2. End-to-end digitization accelerates the time to close deals and minimizes manual errors

One of the biggest issues with manual processes is human error. Creating error-free transactions means that you can successfully lower the risk for every transaction, resulting in operational excellence. Forrester has stipulated that enterprises today have two key imperatives: Digital customer experience and digital operational excellence.

Being able to sign documents without being asked to download, print, sign, scan and then re-upload them is a huge step that ultimately results in a compliant and risk-free documentation. Electronic signature solutions offer a systematic workflow to the user, ensuring that all the documents captured are in the right order with all the right data and signatures.

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3. Use e-signatures to connect your business processes

As companies comprehend and catch up to the digitization trend and slowly start converting their manual business processes into digital ones, one key fact emerges. Actions like e-signatures, document storage, payment processing and more are used across several transactions, business processes and workflows. These aren’t restricted to just one line of business, application of use or channel. As such, implementing e-signatures as a shared service across enterprises – no matter their location, requirement or workflow – is easy to set up. This makes it easy to have a single unifying service that is familiar across the organization. To hear how real-world cases use e-signatures as a shared service, this webcast is a great listen.

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4. E-signatures improve customer experience

Several studies have shown that improving customer experience is a priority for many organizations. A research study conducted by Watermark Consulting clearly shows that customer experience leaders outperformed the broader market, generating a total return that was higher than 35 percent than the rest. Eliminating inefficiencies is easy with automated systems and digitization. What adds to this already beneficial model is the enrichment of the customer experience. Digital transformation via e-signatures brings ease of use and access to your customers as well. Customers can sign documents directly with a click of a button: anywhere, any time and on any device.


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E-signatures are a crucial business process that help organizations around the world go digital, and they’re steadily gaining popularity, especially in the last five years. Businesses are realizing the importance of implementing e-signatures as an important and key piece in their digital transformation. There are a few smart process applications that have significant success in their implementation, and use of e-signatures is riding on the top of that wave.

Get started with that as a pilot project to test the waters in your organization as a first step. Calculate the ROI that e-signatures can bring your organization to build your business case or to create a yardstick for your pilot project. If your company is already on board and wants to get started with e-signatures already, check out G2 Crowd’s E-Signature Grid® to identify the solution that will work best for you.


Pragni Sanghvi eSignLive E-Signature Benefits

Pragni Sanghvi

Product Marketing Manager, eSignLive

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Pragni Sanghvi is a Product Marketing Manager with eSignLive. In this role she is responsible for go-to-market strategy and launching products, as well as positioning and messaging for all of eSignLive’s connectors. She is also closely aligned with customer and market needs and requirements.

Prior to joining eSignLive, she held Product Manager roles at TEC, LULU Software and Kutoto, Inc. During her tenure in product management and marketing, Pragni has been responsible for driving product strategy and direction as well as new product ideas and development efforts.


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If you have been watching and involved with the College Basketball betting action for many years now, you are probably well aware of the fact that teams who head into the big tournament on a hot streak are the ones that tend to make a deep run. There are, of course, always exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking, teams ending the regular season on a high note are often able to carry that momentum over into the next stage. With that in mind, the Purdue Boilermakers need to get themselves sorted out before the tournament begins, as they are beginning to see their NCCAB odds fall after taking back to back losses.

They haven’t dropped too far just yet, but another loss or two this week could see them go into freefall. Purdue have a very winnable game coming up on Thursday night when they head to Wisconsin to face a Badgers team that has been nothing short of brutal in conference play. Ordinarily, Purdue would be expected to win this one going away, but you need to wonder if those back to back losses may be on their mind. Are the Boilermakers on upset alert on Thursday night?

Purdue vs. Wisconsin College Basketball Betting Preview & Pick

  • When: Thursday, February 15, 7 PM EST
  • Where: Kohl Center
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 95.7 FM (Purdue) / 92.7 FM (Wisconsin)
  • Live Stream: Watch ESPN
  • College Basketball Betting Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -9.5 (Over/Under at 138 points)

Team Records

  • All: Purdue Boilermakers 23-4 / Wisconsin Badgers 11-16
  • Home: Purdue Boilermakers 14-2 / Wisconsin Badgers 9-8
  • Away: Purdue Boilermakers 9-2 / Wisconsin Badgers 2-8
  • ATS: Purdue Boilermakers 14-11-1 / Wisconsin Badgers 11-15
  • Over/Under: Purdue Boilermakers 12-14 / Wisconsin Badgers 12-14

College Basketball Odds & Betting Analysis: Cincinnati at Houston

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Tied 5-5
  • Score: Purdue Boilermakers 66.10 / Wisconsin Badgers 64.40
  • Field Goal Percentage: Purdue Boilermakers 45.24 / Wisconsin Badgers 41.96
  • Rebounds: Purdue Boilermakers 32.70 / Wisconsin Badgers 29.40
  • 3 Point Shots: Purdue Boilermakers 65-155 / Wisconsin Badgers 66-200
  • Steals: Purdue Boilermakers 4.80 / Wisconsin Badgers 6.00

Why bet on the Purdue Boilermakers?

This is not exactly new territory for Purdue, as they lost back to back games early in the season. All they did after those defeats were go on a 19-game winning streak. They don’t need to come up that big right now, but they do need to get their mojo back with a win on the road on Thursday night. Purdue will be looking for a performance similar to the one they put in when they faced Wisconsin a few weeks back, a game that ended 78-50 in favor of the Boilermakers.

Purdue can take some solace in the fact that the games they lost last week were both against ranked opponents, although those are the types of teams they are going to need to beat if they have national championship aspirations. The Boilermakers saw their offense sputter in their back to back losses, falling well below their 82.5 PPG average in both games. Purdue is 14-11-1 ATS and 11-15 O/U this season.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Total Score: 82.42
  • Field Goal Percentage: 49.62
  • Three-Point Percentage: 42.38
  • Free Throw Percentage: 75.23
  • Total Rebounds: 35.70

Defense

  • Total Score: 64.30
  • Field Goal Percentage: 40.15
  • Three-Point Percentage: 32.91
  • Free Throw Percentage: 67.85
  • Total Rebounds: 32.74

Why bet on the Wisconsin Badgers?

The Badgers have been brutal in conference play this season, going just 4-10 in the Big 10. They have just 1 win in their last 6, that one coming on the road against Illinois, the worst team in the conference. The unfortunate thing for the Badgers is that they are solid on the defensive side of the court, giving up just 67.1 PPG this season, but the offensive players are not holding up their end of the bargain, scoring just 67.6 PPG.

The Badgers come in as the College Basketball Betting underdogs against Purdue.

Further compounding the issue for the Badgers heading into this one is their performance against ranked teams this season. They are 0-7 in those games, which does not inspire a lot of confidence going into a game against a Purdue team looking for a statement game to get back on track. Wisconsin is 10-15-1 ATS and 12-12-2 O/U this season.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Total Score: 67.56
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.29
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.97
  • Free Throw Percentage: 69.98
  • Total Rebounds: 30.96

Defense

  • Total Score: 67.11
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.36
  • Three-Point Percentage: 36.11
  • Free Throw Percentage: 74.44
  • Total Rebounds: 30.22

Latest College Basketball Betting Trends

  • Boilermakers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Boilermakers are 19-2 SU in their last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Purdue’s last 12 games
  • Badgers are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 games at home
  • Badgers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisconsin’s last 7 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Purdue to get back on track with a win over the Badgers on Wednesday night. It may not be as convincing a victory as their last meeting, but still in the double digits.

Score: Purdue Boilermakers 76 – Wisconsin Badgers 61

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Mesh topology is a method of wireless connectivity that involves devices feeding off of one another’s connections through nodes, or points at which lines or pathways intersect.

Devices on a mesh topology are connected similarly to flies caught in a spider’s web. Like the web weaving to form a connection between these unfortunate insects, mesh networks form a transparent connection between devices. Through this invisible system, computers are able to share a trusted connection and communicate in order to perform tasks and help with business operations.

According to an article by Link Labs, mesh topology is nothing new, although it may be a new term for some. It has been around for more than 30 years and was originally created for military applications. It has since evolved from its original purpose, and is used for more commercial and, in some instances, individual or residential purposes.

Mesh topology can be distributed in one of two ways: a full mesh topology, or a partially connected mesh topology.

The explanation of mesh topology and Wi-Fi is riddled with techie talk, so bear with me as we try to break this down in common terminology — mostly for my sake. I know you’re already a genius on all things mesh.

Mesh topology can be distributed in one of two ways: a full mesh topology, or a partially connected mesh topology. Full mesh topologies are very reliable because they offer a number of paths for data to travel, so if one node were to fail, it could self-repair and simply “drop” that defective node.

Partial mesh, on the other hand, has some nodes in a mesh topology, while others are part of peripheral networks that connect to the mesh (imagine it like a small offshoot cluster of nodes/devices that is then connected to the mesh network). Partial mesh tends to be less expensive and less complex than a full mesh topology. Neither runs the risk of one failure impacting the whole; both partial and full topologies should be self-healing.

“In Partial mesh topology, nodes are allowed to connect with more than one node present in the network through the uses of a point-to-point link,” reads an article on Networking Basics. “The point-to-point link advantage is that the redundancy provided by full mesh topology can be taken to its maximum capability without the complexity required for the node in the network.”


mesh topology

The diagram above shows how mesh networks function. Signals are passed to and from each individual node, or connected device, creating a web of connected devices. If one node is removed or has an outage, the mesh network is self-healing and wireless signals are sent to another device.


Most mesh networks send and receive tasks to devices via a router. A routing table is kind of like the traffic director of the system. It communicates with the nodes and devices and tells them how to communicate with the access point and how to direct other nodes to the access point. Data routing basically sends information down a predetermined path, from one device to another, until it reaches its endpoint. With mesh networks these routes can also be self-healing, so if a device in the path isn’t functional, the data can be easily passed to another node/device connected to the network.

Data flooding is different from data routing, but remains an important option for mesh operations. The flooding method continually sends data through the network and has the correct device grab onto it once it passes through. Devices check the address of a certain piece of data and, from that, can determine whether to keep it or send it on. Flooding is a less complicated method than routing.

Like any method of connectivity, mesh topology has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to consider both sides of the story before jumping into something complex or new. Let’s go through a list of the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of mesh networking and mesh topology.


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Mesh topology advantages

Mesh topology is scalable. Administrators or network managers can add or remove devices with minimal disruption. This is a positive feature for companies that wish to grow in size, but also those that wish to adapt and change their workflows or processes. For example, a manufacturer can easily add additional intelligent equipment without interrupting production.

— Within a mesh topology, it is not difficult to find the root of an issue. Issues are more easily diagnosed because data is so transparent.

Mesh topology is, thus far, known to be a more private network. They don’t route packets through one main monitoring point, meaning information is only sent to the device it belongs to.

— One or more devices can fail while others continue working as usual. Because all devices are not dependent on the success of one object, such as a traditional wireless router, one shutdown does not take down the whole system. This is advantageous for any use case.

Mesh topology is not intimidated by a large amount of traffic. While some networks slow down with overuse, mesh topologies are able to skirt around this scenario. The computers and devices are continually sending data back and forth at the same time, and each device can carry its own weight. This takes pressure off of the network as a whole, spreading the responsibility out among devices.


Mesh topology disadvantages

Mesh topology may be a more expensive solution, and implementation is known to be complex. There are other genres of topology that can be implemented at a lesser price. It also consumes more energy to have that many nodes functioning, which could add to your costs. A fully connected topology is more expensive than a partial connection.

Mesh topology, even after setup and initial deployment, is a more complex system to maintain. If issues arise, an IT professional may have to consider network planning, which is the strategic deployment of nodes that exist to accomplish a specific task. This will be even more difficult for companies or residences that have little understanding of how topologies work.


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Mesh topology is known to some as an investment. By this, I mean companies may put money down on this system without ever knowing if it will be worth the trials and effort. Some informed sources, such as the aforementioned article on Networking Basics, assert that mesh topology will “definitely give back the invested capital.”

As with any technological decision, it’s up to the organization or the individual to determine what’s worth it in the end. Mesh topologies are unlike any strategies many companies have ever implemented. It takes a knowledgeable and ambitious team to not only set it up correctly, but to maintain it over time. But perhaps mesh topologies have a mainstream future, and over time and with adaptations, their disadvantages will be but a glimmer in our memories.


Learn more about AI, machine learning, cybersecurity and IoT in our recent feature on Digital Trends. You can also explore some of the companies offering B2B solutions in these spaces by exploring their respective categories on G2 Crowd.

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Ranking higher in your local area requires you to let search engines know more about what you do. Search engines take into account everything, ranging from the type of business you provide for the physical location and hours of your business. Just try going to a search engine, such as Google, and type in whatever product you like. You will be amazed to know that most of the results delivered on the first page are located within or around your city. It happens because Google knows the different businesses in your location, and fetches them when searched from a particular location. Getting on the local search engine list requires more than just SEO. Your search engine optimization needs to be localized.

Here are a couple of tips to get your website on the local search engines: 

1) Google My Business

First thing first! Claim your Google My Business page if you haven’t already. There are tons of things that explain the process; however instead of getting into details, just know these tips:

  1. Create a unique, long description that includes links and formatted correctly.
  2. Assign the right category for your business.
  3. Add a local phone number and add as many photos as you can.
  4. Add the address of your business similar to the one on your website and local directories.
  5. Upload a quality cover photo and profile image.
  6. Add the closing and opening time of your business.
  7. Get reviews from customers.

2) Mobile & Desktop Friendly Website

Make your website user-friendly on both devices (Desktop & Mobile). Also, take care of your website page load speed on both devices. Use GTmetrix or PageSpeed Insights to know your website speed. Why you need to do that is because if your website isn’t mobile friendly then your website will receive less traffic as people get irritated, and go away by viewing your unorganized website’s content. So make it friendly. In addition, ensure that your web pages are loaded fast as it helps users to quickly gaze for the information they are looking for.

3) Make Use Of Title & Meta Description Tags

Don’t forget to use title and meta description tags. Though these meta tags do not have a direct bearing when Google ranks and indexes pages, these tags still help in providing a short description of a business, letting both visitors and search engines know what to expect.

4) Name, Address & Phone Number

Consistency is important, which will make your business stand on the top pages of search engines. Ensure that your business has a full NAP on your complete website. Also, make sure that the addressing you are using on Google pages is similar in format and details on your website. You can also use Schema.org. Get the benefit of Schema by putting it in the below HTML code. It helps to represent your web page in SERPs as more attractive or best way. <div itemscope itemtype=”Book – schema.org”> <span itemprop=”name”> XYZ Things </span> <span itemprop=”author”>XYZ</span> </div>  

5) High-Quality Links

Create good and high-quality backlinks to your website. It will help a user to easily find about your business from several places. Points you should keep in mind.

  • Avoid creating backlinks of your website on low authority sites.
  • Don’t write content just for SEO perspective. Write to provide the best information.
  • Try using short videos, Infographics, Article, Forum, Question & Answering websites, Guest Post etc.

6) Add Local SEO Plugin By Yoast

With an average rating of 4.7 and more than 15 million downloads, WordPress SEO by Yoast is a popular SEO plugin that has extensions specifically designed for local searches. This plugin sends out the information to Google that your website needs to rank higher in your area. It tells the location, name, type and the services of your business. It offers another great feature that allows you to localize your contact page by inserting your operating hours, company address, a store locator, and Google Maps. This plugin costs depending on the number of websites you have for your business. Starting from $69!

7) Technical Assessment, Recommendations and Corrections

Search engines don’t see what we do – they see code and structure. It’s vital that your website is built according to search engine guidelines, otherwise, you run the risk of being passed over. Have your team run a complete technical audit of your website to ensure the setup is done properly, and in the favor of the search engines. This will allow a website to get indexed and rank higher in local searches.

8) List Your Website On Popular Website

Create your business pages on several popular businesses listing websites as Hotfrog, Aabaco, Manta, Citysearch, Yelp, Houzz etc. Points you should keep in mind.

  • Put your local address including streets, City, Zip etc.
  • The phone number should be active and responding.
  • Opening hours.
  • Link your website and social media platforms.
  • Ask your clients to review your business.
  • Keep posting your latest business news, events, any changes, offers etc.
  • Always provide a clear business logo to any listing or some images of your business.

9) Get On Social Media Platform

Create your Social Media Pages on various social media platforms As Facebook, G+, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube etc. Points you should keep in mind are:

  • Create your pages in the specific industry where your business belongs.
  • Mention your proper address, Opening hours, functions, website etc.
  • Make your Social Media pages engaging in regular posting.
  • Join groups or share the information avoid selling.
  • Share your posts to different groups.
  • Ask your users or clients to review your social media pages.
  • Keep posting short attractive videos, you can also link your YouTube channel to FB page.

Conclusion

Optimizing a website for a local search on the search engines can help bringing traffic, that can be converted into potential customers. It is true, especially when you have a local business. As a website owner, you would want to be listed when users perform a research locally and globally. These practices will get you to the high ranking on local searches at the least!

Author bio:

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Ryan ZinkeDENVER /February 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Two Democratic congressmen are accusing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of withholding key information from lawmakers while launching a massive overhaul of his department. Reps. Raul Grijalva (gree-HAHL’-vuh) of Arizona

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While teams in the NBA have played more than half of their games, this week’s All-Star Break is still considered to be the official midseason point. The trade deadline has passed, which means that all the teams in the league now have the rosters that they believe will serve them well in the second half of the season. Will the teams currently dominating the NBA betting odds to win it all be the ones that are there come to the end of the regular season or will there be a couple of teams that make a run in the second half, upsetting all the NBA lines and predictions in the process?

Let’s look ahead to see how things might play out in the second half of the NBA season.

Midseason NBA Betting Predictions for the 2018 Championship

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Eastern Conference

  • 1-Toronto Raptors
  • 2-Boston Celtics
  • 3-Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 4-Milwaukee Bucks
  • 5-Washington Wizards
  • 6-Indiana Pacers
  • 7-Philadelphia 76ers
  • 8-Miami Heat

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Western Conference

  • 1-Golden State Warriors
  • 2-Houston Rockets
  • 3-San Antonio Spurs
  • 4-Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 5-Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 6-Denver Nuggets
  • 7-Portland Trail Blazers
  • 8-New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Betting Prediction for the Eastern Conference

No team appears to have benefitted more from the trade deadline than the Cleveland Cavaliers. They are now on a 4-game winning streak after making a ton of moves, but they may have dug themselves too big a hole in the first half, which is going to make it tough for them to get the #1 seed that they have been so used to in recent years.

The top spot appears as though it is going to come down to the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics. It is the Raptors who are on top right now, thanks in large part to a 6-game win streak that has come at the same time as the Celtics going through a bit of a slump.

I like Toronto to finish on top, and I also think that the Cavs might make a serious run at second, ultimately falling short in the end. Also, I don’t see there being many changes below the top 3, although I think that Washington will end up in 4th, ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks. I also like the Detroit Pistons to take the final spot ahead of the Miami Heat.

No matter how good the Cavaliers look right now, I still think they will fall short in the postseason, with Toronto going all the way to the NBA Finals.

NBA Betting Prediction for the Western Conference

Much like the East, the Western Conference is down to a 2-horse race for the #1 seed. The Golden State Warriors are on top right now, but they do not look like a team in total sync. A break this weekend might help them get back in a groove, but the Houston Rockets look like a team on a mission, which makes them the team to beat in the second half.

Once again, Steve Kerr and the Warriors are the NBA Betting favorites to win the Championship.

The Rockets are on a 9-game win streak right now, and I believe they will continue rolling all the way to the end of the season, beating out the Rockets for the top spot. The reality here is that the rest of the seedings don’t really matter, as I think the Rockets and Warriors are on a collision course in the playoffs. Can the Rockets end the stranglehold that the Warriors have had on the West over the past few season? I’m not so sure that they can, as the Warriors always seem to find a second gear in the postseason.

I’m going with the Warriors to win the West, after which they go on and beat the Wizards in 6 in the NBA Finals.

As far as the league MVP race, my money is on James Harden. The only time the Rockets looked vulnerable this season was when Harden was out with an injury. He makes this team tick, and even if the Rockets don’t win the West, he still gets the MVP.

Last 10 NBA Champs

  • 2017: Golden State Warriors
  • 2016: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2015: Golden State Warriors
  • 2014: San Antonio Spurs
  • 2013: Miami Heat
  • 2012: Miami Heat
  • 2011: Dallas Mavericks
  • 2010: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2009: Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2008: Boston Celtics

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*creaking sound*

Nope this is not the sound of my coffin opening up after a week of  restful Goth UV light (Ultra Velvet), but the sound of my body lately!

I have not done a runner from my little WordPress platform, but I have been plagued with some nefarious health issues the past week – including “Back to Work-itus“, “Wake up at Unholy Hour-itus” and the exhausting “FuckThisShit-itus“. Thankfully, I am recovering slowly but surely with hefty doses of Judas Priest’s Painkiller.

…However, this treatment wouldn’t have been successful without a trip to the Spring 2018  Edition of London Edge , THE alternative lifestyle and fashion trade event of the year!

I attended my first show last year, and it was A BLAST !!! Whilst intended mostly for retailers, London Edge opens its door to online babblers like me who will squeal in delight every 2 steps of the way and remember every single product code for future purchases.

This year, I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging around with fellow blogger Heavy Metal Momma , with whom I had a righteous blast, all the way down to the afterparty (PS: I lost my voice the next day, thanks to screeching to Disturbed and System of A Down!)

I will be taking you through my favourite stalls of this edition in a second post coming this week, as I am still going through all photos.

Instead, here is an outfit post from the day!

I have really digged my purchases from The Gothic Shop , which include the headpiece and shawl/cape you will see below.

The dress is a dress from Boohoo – I really love high/low dresses and you can find them also on Amazon for cheap. I pimped this dress with a belt from Primark – honestly Primark can produce some amazing stuff in the winter season for us ladies of the Dark.

What I do is buy the stuff and store it for future use. I have loooooads of really badass belts from Primark. This was £3!

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Queening it up with my Pendulous Thread Crown ! The choker is from my trusted WonderlandMC.


 

I am not farting on this picture but I was mid talking and this unfortunate upside down pout came out ! Nevermind, I hope you are looking at the jacket instead 😉

This jacket cost me £39 in Reserved. I LOVE it! Always helpful to get space in the underground. Ain’t nobody trying to squeeze me when I am wearing that teehee.

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The focus of this picture is the ring : £0.99 in Primark again. I always check their bling because once in a while something badass shows up.IMG_7040 2

That cape/shawl is BOMBASTIC ! Oh yeah, and this is a sneak peak of the shenanigans from this weekend (mama wants that crown! more coming up on that!)

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Hope you stay tuned because I have a whole lotta gothilicious pictures to share – and I have remembered all the product codes if you fancy badgering your partner for new goodies 😉

Until Next Time!

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