What Is SEO and How Can It Help Your Business?

You have probably seen the letters SEO when you have been skimming some online articles. However, you might have never taken the time to actually find out what those letters mean. They stand for search engine optimization. You would be wise to learn as much as you can about SEO if you own an online business. The simple truth is that effectively using SEO could be the difference between your online business succeeding or failing. It is literally that important. Here is a little more info on what exactly SEO is.

1. What is SEO?

SEO is basically a way for your website to appear higher than it currently does on the rankings of various search engines. Why is this important? There have been numerous studies that have looked at the way that people perform online searches. The vast majority of people do not click on search results that are located lower than the 10th position in the search rankings. These results have proven the importance of being ranked higher in the search results. It means thousands of the unique visitors go to the highest ranked sites every month. The sites with the highest rankings will also sell the most products and make the most money. SEO places specific keywords and phrases on your website. Hopefully, the algorithms being used by the search engines will pick up on these keywords and phrases when someone performs a search for something that you sell. SEO takes a long time to work. However, it can boost the search ranking position of your site if it is done correctly.

2. Why should you pay for an SEO company?

The amount of money you can make if your SEO is done correctly is quite significant. It would be well worth the investment that you would make to hire a company to perform your SEO for you. It is important to understand that patience is key where SEO is concerned. It could take several months to see any major rise in the search results for your online business site. People need to know that your online business exists in order for them to start shopping there regularly. Therefore, higher search results would be the best way to let the world know about your business. Your site will be exposed to an enormous amount of people who never heard of it before if it begins to show up near the top of the search rankings.

3. How do you get started with making SEO part of your online business?

There are companies that specialize in performing SEO in the same way that there are many ecommerce web hosting services. The trick is to find a company that really knows what they are doing. You will need to read the websites of these companies very carefully to find out their level of experience. How many years have they been doing SEO? Talk to their former clients to see if they are satisfied.

Acer Unveils World’s First Curved Screen Notebook

Acer recently unveiled its new Predator 21 X gaming laptop, the world’s first curved screen notebook, integrated with eye-tracking technology for an even more immersive user experience.

A New Sheriff in Town

The Predator 21 X takes the flagship spot in Acer’s gaming notebook series and is advanced beyond anything on the market today. It’s the world’s first notebook to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display (2560 x 1080), and when combined with wide-angle viewing, it delivers a truly immersive gaming experience.

To bring gameplay immersion to the next level, the notebook also integrates Tobii eye-tracking technology for a new method of control that’s more intuitive and natural. Built-in eye-tracking hardware (infrared sensors and software) unlocks a completely new face in gaming. By tracking a gamer’s eye with software, the notebook introduces new interactions like aiming, identifying enemies and taking cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen. Eye tracking also enhances the experience by providing infinite views whilst navigating treacherous paths and roads in a game.

 photo Predator 21 X
Predator 21X (photo credit to Acer)

With 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI, the Predator 21 X takes the AAA gaming experience to new heights. The curved screen also features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to ensure smooth and sharp gameplay in every scenario. Visuals aren’t the only star of the show: the Predator 21 X also ships with SoundPound 4.2+ (4 speakers and 2 subwoofers), 3-way audio and Dolby® Audio for truly pristine aural enjoyment. The notebook also features an advanced cooling architecture with 5 system fans, 3 of which are ultra-thin AeroBlade™ metal fans, to dissipate excess heat effectively for uninterrupted performance during intense gaming sessions.

The Predator 21 X has a full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry® MX switches, with customizable RGB backlight settings for each individual key. Aside from its unique curved form factor, the Predator 21 X’s numeric keypad also touts a unique design that allows it to be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad.

New Eye-Tracking Monitors Revealed

In addition to its flagship notebook, Acer announced 3 new Predator gaming monitors that also feature Tobii eye-tracking technology. Each new monitor features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ and high refresh rates for smooth gaming experiences without lag. The new Predator gaming monitors are available in different sizes and configurations to meet the needs of a wide range of users looking to take their gaming experiences forward:

• Predator Z271T: 27”, curved screen (1800R curvature), FHD 1920 x 1080 (144 Hz)
• Predator XB251HQT: 24.5”, flat ZeroFrame screen, FHD 1920 x 1080 (240 Hz)
• Predator XB271HUT: 27”, flat ZeroFrame screen, WQHD 2560 x 1440 (165 Hz)

 photo Predator Z271T
Predator Z271T (photo credit to Acer)

GPU Upgrades for More Power

The Predator 15 and 17 gaming notebooks received GPUs refreshes based on the all-new NVIDIA Pascal architecture, with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics and run on Windows 10. This brings the notebooks in line with Acer’s push to have the Predator series ready to power the latest VR devices.

Price and Availability

The Predator Z271T gaming monitor will be available in EMEA in October with prices starting at €799. The Predator XB271HUT gaming monitor will be available in EMEA in December with prices starting at €899. The refreshed Predator 15 will be available in North America in September with prices starting at $1,699, and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,799. The refreshed Predator 17 will be available in North America in September with prices starting at $1,699, and in EMEA in October with prices starting at €1,899.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com. For more information, visit acer.com/nextatacer.

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