Is your Jetpack ‘Popular Posts’ WordPress plugin/widget not refreshing? [solved]

Over the last month or so, the Popular Posts plugin I use for one of my sites stopped refreshing. For that particular site, I have been utilizing Jetpack’s WordPress Top Posts and Pages widget for many years and rarely ever had an issue. Continue reading “Is your Jetpack ‘Popular Posts’ WordPress plugin/widget not refreshing? [solved]”

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Here’s 5 reasons why online casinos have exploded and have become so popular

In the rush of modern life, technology is something we now all rely on a great deal. This can be at work where computers help us perform our roles or at home where the internet is used to shop or to stay connected with friends. Of course, tech is also behind how we like to stay amused in our spare time in many ways. Online casino play is a great example of this in action. The Hollywood online casino is popular with many U.S. players and shows what these internet casinos have to offer.

The figures around this industry certainly back up how popular playing casino games online now is globally. From a net worth of around $45.8 billion in 2017, it is being tipped to reach close to the $100 billion mark by 2024. But how has the industry become such a massive presence in the entertainment sector?

Rise of mobile gaming Some things just go together well – peanut butter and jelly, or bacon and eggs for example. Online casino play and mobile gaming are another match made in heaven. It is estimated that this sector made around $60 billion alone last year which shows just how buoyant it is. Playing at internet casinos made up a big portion of this global annual revenue as more people began to use their smartphones to enjoy classic slots or card games. As mobile gaming has continued to become more popular to enjoy in our spare time, then it would seem activities which are most suited to it, have also flourished. After all, what better way is there to kill time when waiting for friends or during your commute to work?

Convenience  When looking at how online casinos have become such a dominant force, you must take into account the convenience they offer to players. For many people, convenience is a major attraction and it has allowed the industry to attract a new, wider audience. But how has this been achieved by the technology and the companies? The answer is that combined they have made playing casino games much simpler and less hassle.

Rather than having to travel to the nearest physical casino, you can now play from the comfort of your own home. You can play in an atmosphere you find less intimidating and more pleasant when compared to traditional casinos. All these factors have encouraged people, including more female players, to log onto online casinos in recent years when they otherwise would not have given casino games a try.

Greater media exposure When it comes to how online casinos have risen in popularity so quickly, a major reason is how they are marketed. Brands have far greater media exposure now than in the past which helps bring new players into the sector.

Soccer club sponsorship is a classic example of this in action. 32Red sponsor Derby County in the English Championship league and this is also seen at other soccer clubs around the world. By taking advantage of how popular these sports are, casino brands can attract a far greater number of people to play. When you also add in TV advertising and the greater media exposure online or in print, it is clear to see how this has helped.

Legality Growing The United States is a great example of how laws have changed the minds and hearts of a previously illegal industry. With several recent changes of online gambling laws allowing individual states — including Michigan, Illinois, and New Jersey — to make online (and offline) gambling a legal leisure activity.

By making online gambling a pastime which is not only legal but also socially accepted, changes to laws like this are bringing more people to the online gaming sphere. If you’re interested in dabbling, We’d check out the best casino reviews.

Online casino play is seen as socially acceptable  One clever thing the sector has done to promote growth is to change the image of gambling at a casino. Rather than the slightly seedy image of traditional casinos, internet casinos are fun, bright and inclusive places. This has helped overhaul the image of casino play and as a result society has become more accepting about people enjoying it. The changing attitude of some governments has also helped the sector to grow.

Ultimately – it lets us enjoy ourselves Looking at how online casinos have become so popular is worthwhile, but it is also worth thinking about why this has happened. While the range of games and promotions help, the major thing is that they’re fun and give you an enjoyable way to fill any spare time with no fuss. When you also add the chance to win some money, it is no surprise to that this way of playing games online has become so popular.

 

 

 

 

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Salad dreams do come true: Sweetgreen announces delivery through their app

Your salad dreams may be fulfilled sooner than later. Sweetgreen has been trying to make it easier to get their Harvest Bowl or Cobb salads into your hungry little hands. Continue reading “Salad dreams do come true: Sweetgreen announces delivery through their app”

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Citi Bike’s electronic bikes will return this winter to New York City (with new pricing!)

If you’re a Citi Bike member then you may have received an email this afternoon with some great news. Citi Bike’s Ebikes will be available this winter. No date has been announced, so we’ll only have that timing to look forward to.

While the company was planning on having the electric bikes back earlier, they needed extra time to prepare the new bikes and complete safety testing. After feedback from members, the company also took the opportunity to announce a lower e-bike pricing structure (yay!). Check out the lower pricing for Citi Bike’s E-Bikes:

Lower e-bike pricing

Citi Bike is updating their pricing, which was a $2 charge on every ebike ride.

  • Annual Members will pay a $0.10/minute ebike charge.
  • Members’ ebike charges will be capped at $2 for rides 45 minutes or less beginning and/or ending outside Manhattan.
  • Two minute wait time removed to make it easy to swap from ebike to classic bike (and vice versa).
  • Non-Members will pay a $0.15/minute ebike charge.
  • Reduced Fare Bike Share Members will pay a $0.05/minute ebike charge.

We’ve always loved the public bike system — affordable and convenient, well worth the annual membership fee.

Extra time fee changes

Starting January 15, the public bike system owned by Lyft is also updating extra time fee. The current “late fees” are currently $2.50 for every 15 minutes over the allotted time — for Annual Members and Single Ride riders.

  • Annual Member fees will be $0.15/minute after the included 45 minutes.
  • Single Ride fees will be $0.15/minute after the included 30 minutes.

The new, per-minute pricing model is being promoted as one that will save riders money by only charging them for the time they use. Are you excited and want more and more and more electronic bike info? Read more about all the changes at Citi Bike’s blog.

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Are halal cart ‘chicken over rice’ plates healthy and how many total calories without rice and white sauce?

In terms of cheap eats, there’s nothing more common or more affordable than the one dollar slice in New York City. It’s no surprise because pizza is the unofficial food in the Big Apple. Continue reading “Are halal cart ‘chicken over rice’ plates healthy and how many total calories without rice and white sauce?”

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Jason Zuffranieri’s 19-Game Winning Streak makes him one of Jeopardy’s all-time biggest winners

Jason Zuffranieri, who just a couple of weeks ago was the new media sensation because of his win streak on Jeopardy, just ran out of luck. Continue reading “Jason Zuffranieri’s 19-Game Winning Streak makes him one of Jeopardy’s all-time biggest winners”

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Configure your Ads.txt to protect and maximize your revenue on Taboola, Google Adsense

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Tech Lab first introduced ‘Ads.txt’ (Authorized Digital Sellers) back in 2017 to help advertising buyers avoid arbitrage of unauthorized inventory and prevent the selling of fake domains. Continue reading “Configure your Ads.txt to protect and maximize your revenue on Taboola, Google Adsense”

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Pokeworks to expand Houston imprint with nine new locations by the end of 2019

Pokeworks has only been in the Houston area for two years but that’s been enough to convince the Hawaiian-poke inspired fast casual store to bring another 9 Pokeworks storefronts to H-Town. Continue reading “Pokeworks to expand Houston imprint with nine new locations by the end of 2019”

Cafe X Review: My first coffee experience with Cafe X (with free drink promo code)

Cafe X is the next level cafe. Cafe X is an automated espresso and coffee bar where a robotic arm “hand crafts” your coffee, latte, Cappuccino, Macchiatto, or Americano order across kiosks and store fronts around the San Francisco Bay Area. Continue reading “Cafe X Review: My first coffee experience with Cafe X (with free drink promo code)”

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Fast Fashions in Asia: Westside and Urban Revivo are the Zaras of India and China

For almost ten years, India’s country’s largest conglomerate The Tata Group – who has their hands in just about every industry in India — has helped establish Zara locations and storefronts in India. Continue reading “Fast Fashions in Asia: Westside and Urban Revivo are the Zaras of India and China”

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Shopify SEO: Is Shopify’s redirect tool a 301 redirect? The inner workings of Shopify’s native redirect tool

Shopify is the largest e-commerce content management platform in the United States, if not the world, so I take particular interest in how the CMS manages SEO with their native tools. Today I’ll go into detail how the Shopify system processes redirects.

James Holzhauer wins again! Here’s all his record-setting, single day winnings on Jeopardy!

James Holzahuer won again on Jeopardy. We wrote this in the past, but it might as well been in the future. Continue reading “James Holzhauer wins again! Here’s all his record-setting, single day winnings on Jeopardy!”

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Jeopardy Perfect Games: Has there been a perfect game or perfect round in Jeopardy?

I’ve never even entertained the idea of a contestant getting a perfect game in Jeopardy, but apparently it can be a thing. First though, what does a perfect game even look like on the popular trivia game show? Continue reading “Jeopardy Perfect Games: Has there been a perfect game or perfect round in Jeopardy?”

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Review: Fogless By Design Bathroom Mirror Anti-Fog, Anti-Steam Spray

Even though my showers tend to be shorter in duration than average, I like hotter than normal showers. That means even though it’s been only 3-5 minutes my bathroom mirror is severely fogged over Continue reading “Review: Fogless By Design Bathroom Mirror Anti-Fog, Anti-Steam Spray”

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Projecting when ZARA’s Spring / Summer sale dates are in 2019 [Updated]

We all know that ZARA has great prices and that their sales make price-sensitive fashionistos foam at the mouth. Over the last two years, it seems that the fast-casual company has introduced more promotions to their 2019 calendar.  Continue reading “Projecting when ZARA’s Spring / Summer sale dates are in 2019 [Updated]”

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12 ways to re-purpose old pages, outdated content and blog posts for improved SEO

Every company that has a blog or been around for many years has created content that’s now outdated, irrelevant, off-message or seemingly offers no value. So what does a company do with that content? Continue reading “12 ways to re-purpose old pages, outdated content and blog posts for improved SEO”

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ZARA announces that their latest SRPLS collection is on sale (2019)

Tis the season of Zara sales. We’re nearing the tail end of the 2018-19 ZARA winter/fall sale and the company just sent out an email that they’re putting their latest “SRPLS” collection on sale. Continue reading “ZARA announces that their latest SRPLS collection is on sale (2019)”

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