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Google and Its Updates

Google Updates

The use of the internet has taken over so many aspects of our lives – online marketing, online sales, online banking. The use of websites to create and offer products and services are but a few such amenities that have grown significantly in the past 5 – 10 years. Life has become one of convenience; the store doesn’t close in an online environment. This process has also been significantly aided by the innovations and growth in the use of smartphones and mobile technology.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Before we get into anything, lets just mention that one of the best seo services in Sydney happens to know a lot about Google SEO. SEO consulting specialists are usually very good at SEO. As the use of websites and webpages, particularly for monetary gain (monetization) has increased, the need to optimize this �traffic’ on the internet became a reality. Simply put, SEO is really the use of different criteria and parameters to rank a website or webpage. One practical example of this is the use of the search engine, Google. When you type in your search criteria in the search bar websites (URL’s) are listed for you to enquire and find the desired information. If you look at the bottom of the page you will see a set of numbers -1,2,3,4,5…These numbers are the �page’ where the websites are placed based on the ranking. The sites which come up first are on Page 1 and are the highest ranked in SEO.

Online marketers, online sales sites and services using the online environment will do many things to increase their ranking; the higher the ranking, the more visible the product or service will be and the higher the potential revenue. This is the philosophy behind SEO.

The Use of Mobile Devices

The younger generations e.g. the millennials, and many older ones too, primarily use their mobile devices for most, and in many cases, all online activity. The mobile device is always with you….it is your map, your telephone directory, your bank etc. With this in mind it was critical that web programming and SEO be taken to the next level and move to incorporate the mobile world of information, knowledge and commerce. Hence the development and introduction of the Google Mobile Friendly Update.

Google Mobile Friendly Update

On February 26, 2015, Google announced to the Webmaster community that they would be introducing several enhancements to improve the experience of online users using mobile devices. One such announcement was that, on April 21 of the same year, Google would be disseminating the Google Mobile Friendly Update. This update would enhance the search results of webpages (not websites) on mobile devices. These webpages should however be deemed mobile-friendly.

So, once the webpage could be accessed, used and read (usable & legible), the ranking could be enhanced/boosted with the use of the Google Mobile Friendly Update. The next step for the website’s Webmaster was to ensure that the webpage was mobile-friendly. To assist in this exercise Google provided the Mobile -Friendly Test. It was important that the webpages which were not mobile-friendly be made so, to improve the probability of high ranking in the search engine.

In addition to only affecting the ranking on mobile devices, this update was also written to include all languages, worldwide. And remember, it affects webpages, not websites. So, care had to be taken to review all pages on any site.

Was the Google Mobile Friendly Update Necessary?

Not only was this update absolutely necessary, it was critical. This was introduced in 2015. Today, in 2018, the proliferation of internet ready mobile devices has increased even more. Can you imagine the use of a mobile device today without SEO and the Google Mobile Friendly Update?
What would the status of the online mobile world be without it? I can’t imagine.

Finding What Works: Dealing with Autism

Finding What Works: Dealing with Autism

When dealing with autism, just as in most other disorders, you will be faced with a number of treatment options for yourself or your child. These include treatments that are educational, behavioral, biomedical, nutritional, and sensory. Unfortunately, for patients who are not affluent or who do not have good medical insurance, the cost of these treatments can be pricier than what they can afford. One way to ensure that you or your child receives the best possible treatment for autism is to carefully monitor the effects a treatment has over time. By finding out which treatments work and which do not, you can stop paying for the ineffective methods and put more of your money into those which are creating a positive difference.

First, evaluate the abilities of the autistic individual before treatment begins. To do this, many services and organizations, including the Autism Research Institute, provide a checklist of evaluation points that focus on behavior and illnesses associated with autism. Autistic individuals tend to have increasing functionality as they mature, so remember that some of the positive effects in his or her life are simply due to the natural growth process. However, after two months fill out the checklist once again and compare it to the first. Are there any sharp positive increases in behavior characteristics? If so, this is more likely due to the treatment.

It is important to begin only one treatment method at a time. If you try everything at once instead, good and bad effects may cancel one another out, or even if the effect is totally positive, you will not know which treatment method is causing it and which are not doing anything. Of course, past studies can help you choose which methods to use, but because autism is an extremely complicated and individual disorder, these studies are not always helpful. Also, some treatments are so new that the studies done are only on short-term effects, which is usually unhelpful. Instead, it is a process of trial and error. Two months is a good amount of time to study the differences within an autistic individual trying a new treatment. After two months, if you do not see positive improvement, you can discontinue your use of that particular method and better invest your money in treatment options that work.

Remember that you do not always have to wait two months to make choices about whether to continue or discontinue a treatment method. If the side effects of a medication, for example, are interfering with the patient’s life in an unbearable way, then you should discontinue the treatment. You can also make continual treatments based on immediate good reactions-just remember to continually monitor the various methods. Autistic individuals grow and mature just like everyone else, so treatments may stop working after time. Before trying anything new, consult your doctor to make sure you are being as safe and healthy as possible.

Why Use A Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon?

Why Use A Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon?

Beauty tips
Source: Flickr

Beverly Hills is Mecca of all people looking for plastic surgeons, though not many of prospect patients really know why. “Beverly Hills” and “plastic surgeon” are two phrases that are almost inseparable now. Thanks to Extreme Makeover™ and Dr. 90210 TV shows every Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is by definition a good one. And, unlike many other TV-created myths, this one is generally true.
The best specialists are practicing in Beverly Hills.
Almost every plastic surgeon has tried to establish the business there. As the result competition increased and those worse or unable to keep up with competitors were forced to leave. Almost every Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with over three years of practice there is worth their money. Almost every kind of plastic surgery is performed there, and there is virtually no chance of falling into hands of some half-learned doctors who will train their skills on your body. All plastic surgeons from Beverly Hills are top professionals in their industry and there is almost no risk of any complications resulting from the lack of necessary skills.
Looking for Beverly Hills plastic surgeon for you.
Not every Beverly Hills plastic surgeon specializes in film stars. Every year more and more everyday people find there some help in enhancing their personal beauty. The surgeries are becoming more and more popular, easier, quicker and less painful. At the moment you read it, there are tens of people in plastic surgery clinics and hundreds of people who are recovering now after the cosmetic surgeries. Beauty has become one of the mass-produced goods and there is nothing to be afraid of anymore.
Where’s the catch?
The catch is still in the surgery price.
Beverly Hills is an expensive place and every Beverly Hills plastic surgeon has to send you high bills just to have enough money to rent the house. Unfortunately the top quality means top prices and there is almost no chance that it will change soon. It seems that if you want to avoid risk, you just have to pay them. But don’t hesitate – they are surely worth your money.

Chicago Paralegal Jobs

Chicago Paralegal Jobs

A non-lawyer who performs much of the normal tasks of a lawyer, the paralegal works under the supervision of an attorney engaged in the practice of law. The term “paralegal” is often used interchangeably with the term “legal assistant,” with little to no distinction between the two.

Nature of the Job

The duties of a paralegal vary, depending upon the attorneys for whom they work. Some paralegals may focus their skills and knowledge on special areas of law, such as personal injury or laws on will, trusts, and estates. Others may focus on less specialized areas of the legal system. From the traditional viewpoint, the paralegal deals more with procedural law than with substantive law.

Educational Requirements

The educational requirements of paralegals are not standardized. As such, many employers have varied requirements for applicants. But while different employers have different paralegal educational requirements, it is recommended that you get at least some formal education to get a better foothold in this exciting but highly competitive career field.

Where to find Chicago Paralegal Jobs

The demand for more paralegals is ever increasing. According to a recent projection report released by the US Department of Labor and Statistics, the number of paralegal jobs is set to increase by 33%. This is true in all U.S. states, including the state of Illinois.

Below are a few places where you can find Chicago paralegal jobs, as well as a brief description of each job placement:

Craig’s List of Chicago Paralegal Jobs
(Chicago.CraigsList.org/lgl/)

Craig’s List provides a comprehensive list of Chicago paralegal jobs currently up on offer. Whether you are a paralegal employer or a prospective paralegal looking to apply for a vacancy, this is a good place to start looking for Chicago paralegal jobs. The site allows job postings submitted by employees, encompassing different paralegal specializations, such as real estate, administration/office management, litigation, medical malpractice, among others.

Southern Illinois University Chicago Paralegal Jobs
(SIU.edu/~para/1jobs.html)

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Campus website offers a Chicago paralegal job portal for students enrolled in their Paralegal Studies Program. The portal includes not only Chicago paralegal jobs but also paralegal job placements in the St. Louis area, local area, and other areas, as well as internships in paralegal work.

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Classified Ads
(Jobs.LawBulletin.com)

Offering one of the most up to date sources of legal jobs in Chicago and the Midwest, the Law Bulletin is a good place to start looking for a job in a law firm or corporate law environment. From Chicago paralegal jobs to attorney jobs and other related fields, such as legal secretary, law/docket clerk and legal administrator, the Law Bulletin has job postings of all these areas. In addition, this site may also double as a legal resource for those who would like some help in their chosen career.

Of ‘Meese’ and Maple Leaves

Of ‘Meese’ and Maple Leaves


“The US is our trading partner, our neighbour, our ally and our friend… and sometimes we’d like to give them such a smack!”
– Rick Mercer

Because of Canada’s proximity to the United States and its similarities to its neighbor, it ranks number 2 out of the top 10 major destinations for an education abroad.

And just like the good ol’ red-white-and-blue, this red maple leaf has several requirements in order for you to study in its academic institutions – or at the very least, be allowed to risk riding a barrel down the Niagara Falls.

First of all, to be allowed to study in a Canadian institution, one must have a student authorization/permit.

Issued by an immigration officer, the said authorization simply means that you are allowed to remain in Canada to take an academic, professional or vocational training course at an approved university, college or other institution.

(* taken from the international education site)

What are the basic requirements for student authorization?

You must satisfy the visa officer that you meet the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Act and Regulations and that you will be in Canada for a temporary stay.

You must also:

· satisfy a visa officer that you will be able to return to your country or be admitted to another country after your studies;

· have been unconditionally accepted by an approved educational institution;

· proof that you have enough money during your stay in Canada to pay for:

– tuition fees;
– living expenses for yourself and accompanying dependants; and
– return transportation for yourself and accompanying dependants;

· be law abiding and have no record of criminal activity (you may be asked to provide a Police Clearance Certificate);

· not be a risk to the security of Canada;

· produce any additional documents requested by the visa officer to establish your admissibility;
· complete a medical examination, if required; and

· pay the fee.

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When should I apply?

The time required to process an application to study in Canada may vary at different visa offices. You should apply as early as possible, and allow at least six months to plan and prepare for your move.

Note: Canadian universities suggest you apply for admission at least one year in advance of your planned arrival.

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How do I apply for a student authorization?

Complete the application form, and include the fee and the documents listed below.

To complete your application you will need to know the cost of your education including tuition fees and books, medical insurance, return transportation costs and living costs for yourself and any dependants while in Canada. Living costs vary in each province.

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What documents are required?

You are required to provide the following documents for yourself and any accompanying dependants:

1. Proof of acceptance

· for attendance at a university, college or technical institution, a letter from the educational institution to show:

– the name of the institution;
– confirmation of your acceptance and/or registration as a student;
– the course of study;
– the duration of the academic program; and
– the latest date you may register.

· for attendance at a primary or secondary school, a letter from the school board having jurisdiction for the school you are attending (or for private schools, a letter from the school itself), indicating:

– the name of the school;
– the level of study; and
– the duration of the course.

For attendance at an educational institution in Quebec, you will also require a “Certificat d’acceptation du Québec” (Quebec Certificate of Acceptance, or CAQ) issued by the Ministère des Relations avec les citoyens et de l’Immigration (MRCI)

2. Proof of identity

· a valid passport or travel document or identity document that guarantees re-entry to the country that issued it (citizens and permanent residents of the United States, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and Greenland do not require a passport but do require proof of status such as a national identity card or an alien registration card); and

· two recent passport size photos for each family member (the name and date of birth of the person should be written on the back of each photo).

3. Proof of financial support

· evidence that you can support yourself and accompanying dependants while you study in Canada. Such evidence may include:

– proof of a Canadian bank account in your name if money has been transferred to Canada;
– your bank statements for the past four months;
– a bank draft in convertible currency;
– proof of payment of tuition and residence fees;
– for those with a scholarship or those with a Canadian funded educational program:
proof of funding paid from within Canada;

· if foreign exchange control measures exist in your country, you must provide proof that you will be permitted by the exchange control authorities of your country to export funds for all of your expenses; and

· if additional documents are required, a visa officer will inform you.

Note: Children under 16 years of age who are travelling alone must have information (name, address, phone number) about the person or school who will be responsible for them. If the child is the subject of a custody order, proof of custody and the other parent’s consent must also be provided. Minors travelling without their parents require a letter of permission from the non-accompanying parent(s).

But, if you’re a student, wallowing in your tough, pressure-cooker-like studies and long lists of student debts, is there a way you could actually earn your keep and continue on with your scholastic pursuits?

Sit back and relax, while I fry up the next post on how to bring home the ‘Canadian’ bacon while holding a student permit.

For more information regarding Student Visas and Permits, visit :

CIC Canada

Information To Help You Make Health Care Decisions

Information To Help You Make Health Care Decisions


Armed with good information, you can be your own best advocate when it comes to making health care decisions.
That means not only gathering information on specific medical conditions and the latest treatments, but asking questions and seeking advice during your doctor visits.

But where can consumers get reliable and accurate health care information? In many cases, it’s from prescription drug advertisements. Studies show that direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising starts important conversations about overall health and disease between doctors and patients-conversations that may lead to new diagnosis and better treatment.

According to a Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital and Harris Interactive health care survey, for example, one-quarter of adult patients who consulted a doctor after seeing a DTC ad received a new diagnosis. Some of the most common new diagnoses included high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes and depression. These conditions are often undertreated and underdiagnosed in the general population.

“Direct-to-Consumer advertising plays an invaluable role informing physicians and patients both about disease and new and lifesaving medicines,” says Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Senior Vice President Ken Johnson. “Educational advertising empowers patients to seek guidance from their doctors, which can lead to earlier detection and treatment of diseases.”

Guiding Principles

PhRMA recently issued new guiding principles to further improve the educational value of prescription drug advertising. Through these principles, pharmaceutical companies pledge to provide even more accurate information to patients and doctors about health and disease they can use. Key elements include:

• Companies should submit all new DTC television advertisements to the Food and Drug Administration before releasing them for broadcast.

• DTC television advertising that identifies a product by name should clearly state the health conditions for which the medicine is approved, as well as the risks associated with the medicine being advertised.

• Companies should spend an appropriate amount of time educating health care professionals about new medicines or new therapeutic indications before beginning the first direct-to-consumer advertising campaign.

PhRMA represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

You Too Can Have Hospital Zen

You Too Can Have Hospital Zen

Maybe it’s the smell of antiseptics or disinfectant in the air but many people have fears of hospitals or clinics. If not, maybe it is the association of hospitals to surgery, death, and sickness that made our brains resistant to the thought of going there. But what if you really need to? Say, you can hardly get your nose or your chin done in your garage right? Here’s a positive thought for you: health and medical spas.

Think about how you would feel getting Botox injections, not with the sound of droning machines, but of water cascading into stone pools. Or how about getting a cleansing facial with the scent of lavender and chamomile rather than alcohol? So much relaxing right? This is what health and medical spas offers. Researches show that people are more receptive to cosmetic treatments and procedures when relaxed. Health and medical benefits are also fully manifested when the body is in its relaxed state. These results pushed forward the development of health and medical spas. These spas are simply cosmetic surgery clinics whose interiors and services are patterned after the day spas of Europe. Availing of foot spa services are just as easy getting a nose job. In short, medical cosmetic services (think Botox, cellulite reduction, liposuction, etc.) and health spa services (foots spas, hair spas, facials, massages, aromatherapy) can all be availed in one place.

Health and medical spas differ in type. There are spas owned by private individuals or even big beauty companies. Hospitals can also have their own spas. Doctor-owned spas are usually the most recommended because they have surgical facilities affiliation. However, don’t worry if your regular health and medical spa is not doctor-owned. It is ruled that a medical practitioner should be on the spa’s premises all the time. Also, most of these spas have affiliate cosmetic and plastic surgeons, licensed aestheticians, and dermatologists. In addition, some health and medical spas provide their own salon. Now, isn’t it great to get an over-all beauty make-over in a single place?

In conclusion, the advantages of a health and medical spas are great. First, with trained personnel, you can expect the hospital-quality procedures. Secondly, with the relaxing atmosphere you could get all the service and pampering of your regular health spa. Third, you could even get personalized body care systems. The only disadvantage I see is the damage you could do to your credit card. After all, it’s hard to resist pampering and quality service under the same roof.

How Can You Find Newport Beach Liposuction Center?

How Can You Find Newport Beach Liposuction Center?

Finding the clinic that performs liposuctions in Newport Beach is quite easy. All Newport Beach liposuction clinics have their websites, so it’s a good idea to start looking for them on the Net. Then continue the survey by visiting them personally and seeing how the clinics look like. But you must understand a few things before you start searching Newport Beach. Liposuction has its limits and you have to know them before you decide to have it.
What is liposuction?
Technically speaking, it is a process of removing fat from certain parts of your body. Fat is removed by inserting a small tube through tiny incisions close to the area to be suctioned. Incisions are very small, often only a few millimeters long, but it is surely a surgery, not cosmetics. It isn’t an alternative to a diet as liposuction is used only as a tool to shape your body, not to make it thinner. Even at the best plastic surgery clinic in Newport Beach, liposuction will not help you in changing your appearance drastically. It can remove a spare tire, but not ten of them.
What can be achieved by liposuction?
When you find an appropriate clinic in Newport Beach for your liposuction, make sure you’re realistic in your expectations. If you want to look good, you’re fit and healthy, but you just can get rid of the fat that occupies one specific area of your body, the liposuction might be the solution to this problem. It can help you in shaping your body, and in cosmetic changes of your figure. The change is stable, but there is no Newport Beach liposuction center that will insure that the fat will not return if you gain weight again. If you gain more fat, it has to go somewhere – not necessarily to the same area as before, but the fat will show up somewhere anyway.
Is there a Newport Beach liposuction center that is the best?
The answer is simple: no. There are at least dozen professional plastic surgery clinics there and most of them specialize in liposuction, but there is no clear leader there. You have to compare the prices and decide yourself which one is the best.

Hepatitis C: What You Should Know

Hepatitis C: What You Should Know

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common, chronic blood-borne infection in the United States, with nearly 4 million Americans (or 2% of the population) infected. The hepatitis C virus can result in a swelling of the liver known as hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is slightly more common among men than women, and while it affects people of all ages, it is most commonly found among those aged 20-39.

Hepatitis C infects the liver, which removes waste products and worn-out cells from the blood. If untreated, hepatitis C can lead to scarring of the liver (known as cirrhosis), cancer of the liver and, in some cases, even death.

The hepatitis C virus is spread through contaminated blood. Hepatitis C is most commonly spread through intravenous drug use, as users often share needles that are contaminated with the virus.

People who had blood transfusions before 1990, when screening blood for HCV began, are also at risk. Tattooing and body piercing may also transmit hepatitis C if dye or needles contaminated with HCV are reused.

Hepatitis C is often referred to as a “silent threat” since a majority of people have no symptoms for many years after they become infected. In fact, more than 70 percent of HCV-infected people have no idea that they are infected.

Symptoms of HCV may include:

• Fatigue

• Loss of appetite

• Dark urine

• Nausea/stomach pain

• Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes).

Hepatitis C is a serious disease, but there are many treatment options which may help infected people get rid of the virus. PEG-INTRON® (Peginterferon alfa-2b) Powder for Injection combined with riba-virin is one such treatment which has been shown to clear HCV from the blood in about half of the people taking this medication. Medical, educational and emotional support are also available for HCV-infected individuals and their families. People being treated with PEG-INTRON® and ribavirin, as well as those considering treatment, can enroll in a free patient support program called The Be In Charge® Program. This program offers 24/7 telephone access to a live nurse, many educational materials, and counseling (decisions about medical treatment should always be discussed with a health care professional).

In addition to treatment, there are steps that people with hepatitis C can take to live healthier lives. For instance, studies have shown that avoiding heavy alcohol consumption (defined as five or more drinks per day) can reduce liver damage among people with hepatitis C. Obesity can also contribute to more advanced liver disease, and has been shown to lessen the effectiveness of certain medicines that treat HCV. While a diagnosis of hepatitis C should be taken seriously, taking control by seeking treatment, making healthy lifestyle changes, and getting appropriate support can help make HCV a manageable disease.

Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles

Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles

Long before Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan ruled the cinemas because of their movie entitled the “City of Angels”, Los Angeles was already otherwise known with such moniker. According to the 2005 United States Census, the estimate population of the city was 3.8 million. Aside from being a core cultural and economic center, it is also one of the leading producers of entertainment and the hope of realizing the “American Dream.” It is home to virtually every race on the planet which could somehow explain why surgeons of rhinoplasty in Los Angeles chose to have their clinics there. They can get a wide scope of clients, not just those who want their noses to be trimmed but also those who want to have it lengthened.

Let us get to discover some of these medical practitioners of rhinoplasty in Los Angeles.
* Jason Diamond, M.D.
A graduate of University of Rochester School of Medicine where he took his medical degree, he is now certified as a facial plastic surgeon and fellow of American College of Surgeons. After completing a five- year residency, Dr. Diamond did not stop in seeking for more avenues where he can continually hone his skills. He has been featured by numerous media outfits including Harpers Bazaar, E Entertainment and NBC as one of the top physicians in his field.
For those who want rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, Dr. Diamond can be contacted through 310-859-9816 or visit his website at www.jasonbdiamond.com. You can also personally see him at 9201 Sunset Boulevard, Ground Floor, Los Angeles, California.

* Peter Cheski, M.D.
He is an alumna from the University of Western Ontario where he attained his medical degree, internship and residency. Dr. Cheski further trained in cosmetic surgery under the guidance of the founder of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. He is now a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Royal College of Surgeons in Canada and American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. Dr. Cheski’s clients are from the entertainment industry who work in Sony Studios and Culver Studios, among others.
For those who want rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, Dr. Cheski can be in touched through 310-575-1500 or log on to his website at www.drcheski.com. You can personally see him at 2034 Corner Avenue, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, California.

* Alexander Rivkin, M.D.
Trained in Yale University for facial plastic surgery and a UCLA faculty member, Dr. Rivkin has focused his practice on non- evasive, non- ablative cosmetic treatments. He believes that “modern technology can provide today’s patients with superior alternatives to painful surgery that requires long recovery time.” Due to such, Dr. Rivkin has been featured on television programs such as Today, Tyra Banks show, Extra, Univision, PBS, KNBC- TV, KABC- TV and many more.
If you want rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, Dr. Rivkin can be contacted through 888-722-7727 or visit his website at www.westsidemedicalspa.com. You can also personally see him at Westwood Village, 1033 Gayley Avenue, Los Angeles, California.