Optimize a Certain Page on My Site

I run a locksmith business and for now I would like to advertise only one page on my site, Automotive Locksmith. I wanted to know how I could optimize it so that when someone writes a keyword that relates to it (for example: car lockout), they access the page through Google. I know that Google doesn’t support meta keywords anymore so what are some things that I could do? Thank you.

Quant Search Engine .. Have you noticed

I noticed huge crawling activity on 3 of my sites from Quant search engine. Its a french company trying to compete with Google.
They have a some good concepts that google used to follow when it boomed.
No personal search no personal data profiling and assured privacy.
I like their display and the search results are fairly good. I will keep using it for some time now. Not sure if this was already posted but this thing does look good.
IMHO a strong google alternative is good for SEOs.

I sent 3 emails in 1 month—here’s how

HipChat was never created to be an email killer. For many teams,—and even my teammates—email still holds important benefits. But for me, the need for email is (almost) dead.

I rarely use email since HipChat is where my teammates are, where we collaborate and make decisions, and where company culture grows.

The other day, I was curious to see how often I actually use email. I had sent just 3 emails in the past month. Not bad, I thought.

Also, not a shocker. The moment I was introduced to chat at work, I was sold. It was my “lightbulb moment” when I knew this was a (much) better way to work.

I don’t hate email, I just really dislike it. It’s slow, time consuming, and usually feels too formal. I want to get things done—not worry about my grammar and punctuation. I want to read a conversation—not try to figure out which was the last email I read in a long chain.

These are the 3 emails I sent:

1. I forwarded a candidate’s writing sample to a colleague.

I still use email to get information from people outside of Atlassian. A job candidate is perfect example of the need to get information from external sources.

While I got a writing sample via email, the rest of our discussions happened in a private chat room.

2. I sent a confirmation to a real estate agent for a business trip.

Similar to my first email, working with external partners is still done through email. For now.

3. I responded to a company-wide email offering free JIRA stickers.

For company-wide announcements, we use email. In this email, my coworker was giving out JIRA stickers for the first 10 people who took a survey. (Yes, I got one!)

Many HipChat groups have company-wide chat rooms. We’d love that at Atlassian, but as our numbers grow, it’s harder and harder to maintain the right signal to noise ratio. This is something we are determined to make right.

Of course, I work in a specific environment in which 99% of the people I interact with are in my company. They are all on HipChat, and we do most of our collaborating there. Many teams work with people who are not on their HipChat team and have a bigger need for email.

When, on the occasion, an Atlassian teammate sends me an email, I just find and message them on HipChat. Instead of taking a whole day to get to a resolution, we can do it in seconds. It’s not that I refuse to use email but simply don’t have a need for it.

I may be stubborn, but when I see a better way to do things (whether it’s ride sharing, crowd funding, or chat at work), I dive in head first. These are the simple, but powerful, benefits we gain from technology.

Chat hasn’t fully replaced email in the workplace, but I see it on the horizon. As chat becomes more sophisticated, I believe we’ll see the ability to eliminate those 3 emails. I could be wrong—100%. But this is my hope, because once life got easier for me, I knew I wanted the same thing for everyone else.

What are your thoughts on email at work? Let me know on Twitter @hipchat.

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4 HipChat features you should be using, but (maybe) aren’t

There are a bunch of ways HipChat saves you time and mental energy, so you can be as productive as possible. Here are 4 of our favorites—if you’re not using them, you’re missing out on some of the simplest yet most effective features we’ve got!

Per-room notifications

Of all the rooms you’re in, some are going to be more high-priority than others. But getting notified for each and every one makes for a lot of noise, and that doesn’t help you focus on what’s really important. Avoid the noise by customizing notifications for each room you’re in.

Hover over the grey bell in the top right corner, and it’ll tell you what kind of notifications you’re getting for the room you’re currently in.

Per room notificationsClick on the bell, and it’ll allow you to choose between loud, normal, or quiet notifications.Per room notifications HipChatNow you can focus on what’s really important. (boom)

Slash commands

Move through rooms, join rooms, and more using just your keyboard. Slash commands let you take actions in the seconds it takes to type them out.

All HipChat slash commands take the form /Command + Text.

Slash Commands for Room Actions

HipChat slash commands

Slash Commands for Status Control

You can enter these commands in any chat window to change your status.

slash commands HipChat

Slash Commands for Message Formatting

Get fancy by adding some formatting to your messages. Or fix mistakes you made in your last message by replacing words.

slash commands ChatOps

Code Syntax Highlighting (/code):

slash commands code formatting

Quote Command (/quote):

slash command quote

Fix Spelling Mistakes (s/):

slash command fix spelling mistake

Emote Command (/me):

slash command emote

Dark mode

Sometimes all it takes to up your productivity is to rest your eyes. If the brightness of HipChat’s default appearance setting is too much for you, dark mode provides a peaceful alternative. (Or a more badass one, depending on how you view it.)HipChat dark modeChanging from light mode to dark mode is easy: click your avatar in the top right corner, click Settings, click Appearance on the left, and switch your theme.

Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts let you quickly join, create, or close rooms, invite people to rooms, and search room and chat history—all without touching your mouse.

For a list of keyboard shortcuts on the web app while using Windows or Linux, type Ctrl + /. On a Mac, use ⌘ + /.

HipChat keyboard shortcuts

Log in to HipChat now and give them all a try. We bet you’ll find yourself moving through your workflow a whole lot quicker than before.

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Anyone use AMP?

I started looking into AMP, but before implementing, I wanted to know if the benefits outweigh the hassle of implementing it into my files. I tried implementing it into one page and it seemed to throw everything out of wack. Forms wouldn’t submit and images needed changed.

Can AMP be implemented for only certain pages on a site or does Google want the entire site to have it? Do you need a mobile and non-mobile page?

Anyone have any good videos or articles (besides google’s documents) which shows how to incorporate it?

Anyone use AMP?

I started looking into AMP, but before implementing, I wanted to know if the benefits outweigh the hassle of implementing it into my files. I tried implementing it into one page and it seemed to throw everything out of wack. Forms wouldn’t submit and images needed changed.

Can AMP be implemented for only certain pages on a site or does Google want the entire site to have it? Do you need a mobile and non-mobile page?

Anyone have any good videos or articles (besides google’s documents) which shows how to incorporate it?

HipChat Security Notice Followup – Guest Access Reset

As shared in https://blog.hipchat.com/2017/04/24/hipchat-security-notice, our Security Intelligence Team detected a security incident affecting a server in the HipChat Cloud web tier earlier this week. Our ongoing investigation has not revealed any additional evidence of unauthorized access to content or data.

However, as an added precaution, we have reset guest access URLs for any HipChat rooms that have guest access enabled.

When a room admin turns on guest access in a room, HipChat generates a link that can be shared with people outside the organization, enabling limited (guest) access to that room.

  • Users may have received a notification inside the room indicating that this has occurred.
  • Any current users who have joined a room via guest access will have to be re-invited using the new URL link provided for the room. You can read more about how to find and share this link in our HipChat documentation— https://confluence.atlassian.com/hipchat/guest-access-740001159.html.
  • Existing guest access URLs will no longer function.

As a reminder, this is an ongoing investigation, and Atlassian is actively working with law enforcement authorities on the investigation of this matter.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at support@hipchat.com.

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