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The Internet Crashed. What Happened?

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Many people think of the internet as something that will always be there. Yes, specific websites may crash or go down from time to time, and it can be frustrating, but the internet as a whole is considered stable. Until Tuesday. That's when a relatively small error led to a major crash taking a huge portion of the internet offline. This has also been fixed -- as evidenced by the fact that you're reading this post -- but it's still important to consider what happened and whether or not such a thing could happen again in the future.

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A 404 Is a Traffic Killer for Most Sites

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You have a comprehensive site with dozens of landing pages, scores of main pages and category pages, and hundreds of weekly blog posts aimed at increasing traffic and SEO. The vast majority of all of this works flawlessly. The pages load correctly, the links work and traffic flows as it should. But, unknown to you, you also have a single page that generates a 404 error. The page cannot be found. And that page is likely costing you the majority of its traffic.

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Google Quietly Releases Fuchsia Operating System

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Google has been working on an operating system called Fuchsia for a few years now. It has been tested on a Pixelbook, for instance, but that was back in 2018 -- now three years ago. The year before that, it ran on an Android phone. Now, in a slightly perplexing move, Google has decided to release it with no fanfare and no headlines. They've barely said a word about it, other than confirming it, but released the system on the Google Home Hub. If you're unfamiliar with that name, don't be alarmed. This is a piece of hardware from 2018, which was renamed the Nest Hub for future iterations. Only the outdated Home Hub can use the new operating system.

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For SEO, How Important Is Your Domain Name?

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Back when people used to consult the phone book when finding new businesses and services, some companies opted for names that would make them more visible. For instance, there are companies with names like "Aardvark Construction." The sole reason for this is that "aardvark" will almost always come first in an alphabetical list of names. If someone flipped to the business directory and started looking at lists of construction companies, that company could count on being first. Something like "Zimmerman Construction" may have made more logical sense, but it also would tend to rank last.

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Ten Years From Now, What Will the Internet Be?

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Throughout human history, technology has changed slowly. If you were able to take a person from 1000 A.D. and put them into 1200 A.D., they'd be fine. They'd recognize everything and feel that the world was similar to the one they'd left. If you took a person from 1821 and put them in 2021, though, it would be chaotic. They wouldn't recognize anything. They'd have no idea what a computer was -- much less a smartphone -- and they'd assume the world was far larger than it really is. Medicine, transportation, communication -- all versions of technology would be staggeringly different.

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