In a shocking move, Google has removed the ability for site owners to submit URL to Google. This tool allowed anyone without google search access to submit a URL to google without restrictions.
The majority of people who submitted to Google are not necessarily the owner of the website. SEOs could submit a URL for a page they have a link on to get the link indexed and push up the rank faster. Another alternative is to use social media such as Facebook or Twitter profile.
How do I submit my site now?
Google advised site owners to submit their pages via Google search console Or Google Webmaster. You can either run the Fetch and Submit or upload a sitemap of your website. Either way, this is probably the quickest way to add your new content to Google!
Want to let us know about new or updated pages 🚀🚀🚀 quickly? Use Search Console’s Fetch & Submit for individual pages, or just have your CMS tell us directly with a sitemap file or feed. Find out more: https://t.co/bl0wECQCNY
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) July 25, 2018
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Singapore is home to Facebook’s first Asian data centre worth S$1.4 billion
In a couple of years, Singapore will proudly house Facebook’s first Asian data centre. The social media giant announced earlier today that the new facility is expected to cost around S$1.4 billion. Spanning a whopping 170,000 sq m, it’ll be located at Tanjong Kling (west side of Singapore). Not only will this exciting initiative expand Facebook’s growing presence in Southeast Asia, it will also provide employment opportunities for many.
According to their statement, Singapore was selected for a number of reasons, including “robust infrastructure and access to fiber, a talented workforce, and a great set of community partners”, which includes the Singapore Economic Development Board and the Jurong Town Corporation.
The complex will also be positioned close to Google’s upcoming data center and will boast the same eco-friendly features Facebook facilities are known for, such as liquid cooling technology (to minimise water and power consumption). Perforated lightweight material will cover the building’s facade in order to facilitate better air flow.
Operations are estimated to start in 2022 with more construction expected to take place after that.
You Can Now Game Like a Professional Dota Player In This Secretlab Chair
It’s no longer a secret: earlier today, global gaming chair maker Secretlab revealed that they are now the official chair partner of internationally renowned eSports team, Team Secret.
This tie-up means a line of special edition chairs will be created and released for the five-man group — just in time for them to compete in the sport’s most prestigious tournament, The International 2018 (TI8), where a prize pool of $24 million is at stake. The chairs will be based off Secretlab’s OMEGA 2018 and TITAN models, which boosts features fit for a king — multi-tilt mechanism, four-directional armrests and an inbuilt lumbar support system.
Here’s the best part: you get to purchase these chairs too. No special bidding or anything, just hop over to their website. While the chairs don’t look that different from the original models apart from the white accents and team’s logo, it’s still a way to support the crew, especially if you’re a fan. Plus if you haven’t gotten one of these cushioned seaters, the ergonomic and swanky features are worth investing in.
In celebration of the Team Secret x Secretlab collaboration, Team Secret is hosting a giveaway. You can take part here.
Space for Humanity is sending 10,000 citizen astronauts to space for FREE!
Disclaimer: This is 100% true, not fake news, it’s legitimate.
Our goal at Space for Humanity is to send 10,000 ordinary citizens into space.People just like YOU.No experience necessary.spaceforhumanity.org
Did you know that it costs $40 million dollars to send one person to space?
And here’s a fact: To date, only 536 people have traveled to space and the vast majority have been men from a handful of nations. Dylan Taylor, a space industry angel investor and SpaceNews columnist, is eager to share the experience with 10,000 people through a nonprofit organization, Space for Humanity, that will pay for the trips.
“We are going to mint new astronauts from all communities,” Taylor said on 27th June 2018 at the annual NewSpace conference. “We want to influence public policy and opinion… by changing the mindset.”
(Mr Dylan Taylor, a space industry angel investor and SpaceNews Columnist)
Space for Humanity is beginning to gather nominations through its website for people from diverse backgrounds to travel to space or near space and return to Earth to serve as ambassadors who can share their experiences.
“We are not going to send multimillionaire white males who can afford to go,” Taylor said. “When those people come back and talk about their experience, someone who lives in New Delhi who makes $1 a day is not necessarily going to relate to that experience. We need to send someone from their community who can share their experience.”
Through its efforts, Space for Humanity intends to increase global funding for space. “People will come back and influence their communities to get excited about space,” Taylor said. “Space funding will increase because people will see the benefit it has to the way people relate to the world, the way people relate to problems and the way people view themselves.”
Space for Humanity is considering purchasing rides for participants in World View Enterprises’ high-altitude balloon and Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle because both will give “diverse participants a group experience,” Taylor said.
Taylor and a group of donors he cannot yet name plan to provide Space for Humanity with initial funding of $10 million over 24 months. “Successful missions will help us raise additional funding,” Taylor told SpaceNews.
What do you think about this new and highly ambitious initiative? Go ahead and share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
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About Space for Humanity:
Space for Humanity will mean different things to different people. For the non-profit organisation, it means leveraging the power of space to improve humanity for our world by providing an experience that will expand an individual’s perspective on what it means to be a human on mother earth. Individuals who are selected must be willing advocates for the growth of the commercial space industry and have the capacity to both understand and communicate that the intent of the Worldview trip is to give them a rare gift, the gift of perspective.
Apply now before you miss this once in a lifetime opportunity at: https://spaceforhumanity.org/register/.