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79% of Businesses Have Rejected a Job Candidate Based on Social Media Content; Job Seekers Should Post Online Carefully

Nearly all businesses (98%) do background research about job candidates online, and 80% say a personal website is important when evaluating candidates. Job seekers should create a personal brand online to stand out during the economic downturn Most businesses have rejected a potential employee after looking at their social media profiles, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. About 90% of employers look at potential employees' social media profiles, and 79% have rejected a…

New Study Reveals Positive Impact of Page Speed on Google Rankings

Searchmetrics Uses Google Lighthouse to Analyze Google Ranking Factors 2019 Even Highly-Ranked Sites Neglect Accessibility for the Visually Impaired and Blind Websites that rank higher on Google tend to load faster and provide a smoother user experience on mobile according to a new Searchmetrics study conducted using Google’s open-source website auditing tool, Google Lighthouse. And higher ranking sites in general are more likely to use modern web technologies such as next-generation image formats and the newer, faster…