smoke-indica.com changes & request

5 months ago

Request

Stop using steemimages.com as your image host, I'm unable to cache the images and so where I can I replace them. They're one of the major sources of website slowdown at the moment, using an alternative image host would be appreciated. This applies to your profile image and splash/banner image too.

Much appreciated!

Changes

You can now click on usernames, the 'more by author' button, and avatars to navigate to an author's profile on smoke-indica, where further posts are displayed. You can still navigate directly to smoke.io by clicking on the author username within the profile, or by clicking the 'Source' link within articles.

Whenever you use tags, they'll have unique entries on your profile so that people get a high level summary of your content.

There SMOKE price page now displays how long it has been since the price stats have been updated, the reason for this was that cloudflare was caching the value so it was not showing the latest values. Now you'll know at least if it has not updated recently, so it's more accurate 👍

I've also implemented auto-generated meta tags for posts, this will greatly improve SEO, enabling Google to display the contents of the posts within the results.

Example auto-generated meta tags:

<title>Smoke Indica - rawpride - Illinois has Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis</title>
<meta name="”description”" content="”rawpride's" article on illinois has legalized adult-use cannabis. topics: #news ”>
<meta name="keywords" content="news">
<link rel="”author”" href="”https://smoke-indica.com/Illinois" has legalized adult-use cannabis.html”>
<meta property="og:type" content="article">
<meta property="”og:title”" content="”Smoke" indica - rawpride illinois has legalized adult-use cannabis”>
<meta name="twitter:title" content="Smoke Indica - rawpride - Illinois has Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis">
<meta name="twitter:description" content="rawpride's article on Illinois has Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis. Topics: #news ">
<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image">
<meta name="twitter:image" content="https://img.smoke.io/img0/rawpride/0d6dfdb40ee94a86c522e5568e61a67341d21a9d.png">
<meta name="og:image" content="https://img.smoke.io/img0/rawpride/0d6dfdb40ee94a86c522e5568e61a67341d21a9d.png">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1">
<meta name="description" content="“llinois is one signature away from joining the 10 other states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the House approved a bill Friday that had been pass">
<meta name="keywords" content="news">
<meta property="og:type" content="article">
<meta property="og:title" content="Illinois has Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis">
<meta property="og:url" content="https://smoke-indica.com/2019/06/01/illinois-has-legalized-adult-use-cannabis/index.html">
<meta property="og:site_name" content="Smoke-Indica">
<meta property="og:description" content="“llinois is one signature away from joining the 10 other states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the House approved a bill Friday that had been pass">
<meta property="og:locale" content="English">
<meta property="og:image" content="https://img.smoke.io/img0/rawpride/0d6dfdb40ee94a86c522e5568e61a67341d21a9d.png">
<meta property="og:updated_time" content="2019-06-02T22:00:23.443Z">
<meta name="twitter:card" content="summary">
<meta name="twitter:title" content="Illinois has Legalized Adult-Use Cannabis">
<meta name="twitter:description" content="“llinois is one signature away from joining the 10 other states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the House approved a bill Friday that had been pass">
<meta name="twitter:image" content="https://img.smoke.io/img0/rawpride/0d6dfdb40ee94a86c522e5568e61a67341d21a9d.png">
<meta name="twitter:creator" content="@smoke-indica">

Optimizations

The website's getting pretty optimized, still a bit to go.

Thoughts?

Any thoughts or suggestions regarding the website?

Any plans to make your own smoke blog?

Cheers,
Indica 👍

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Hey, unfortunately this is the easiest way for me to do.
Just drafting in steem and pasting to smoke at the end of the day.Smoke doesn't allow me to upload gifs, too big.

Can you please advise.

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I don't know why smoke blanks out animated images which are too big, I'm not sure how to solve that.

I hope your business trip to Copenhagen was successful.

Thanks for changes and the continue hard working in improving your website.

Look so great / The most important thing now is, to try get a huge traffic (Placing a banner or links in related websites) to get new visitors.

You did great / Keep it up.

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I hope your business trip to Copenhagen was successful.

Yeah it went well, and christiania was really cool 👍

Look so great / The most important thing now is, to try get a huge traffic (Placing a banner or links in related websites) to get new visitors.

Totally, I've been trying to get the SEO optimized so that it will rank higher on search engines, I've also been Tweeting the content. Do you think it needs paid ads to get out there?

Cheers

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Personally I believe, paid ads ( Just if possible ) are needed beside tweeting the content!

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Google doesn't allow cannabis ads, so maybe twitter or reddit ads

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There are a lot of Advertising Solutions
Example ; https://www.mantisadnetwork.com

This is the largest network of its kind. MANTIS influences the world's largest audience of millennials interested in cannabis, yoga, music, wellness, and other real life content.

To be honest:

... this will greatly improve SEO, enabling Google to display the contents of the posts within the results.

Your site is DOA when it comes to SEO because of duplicate content. The Smoke blockchain doesn’t yet support rel=‘canonical’ and thus every post is by google considered published first on Smoke.io.

Open Graph and Schema.org meta tags do help when it comes to sharing on social though, as they improve the display FB and Twitter crawlers find.

The duplicate content is what is holding me back as well with launching a site because it would make it almost impossible to have the site rank. While I could promote that site on social, it would dilute Smoke’s own social [and SEO] efforts, all while the site itself wouldn’t be able to rank organically.

It’s a difficult conundrum at this point. Integrate canonical and hope another interface goes aggressively for SEO ranking [difficult with this small userbase] or support the still centralized SEO efforts and hope social traffic can grow a site [which is expensive too].

Without canonical... busy didn’t ever rank either until canonical was implemented. Their loyalty upvote was a mega incentive for many. Steempeak has the features kitchen sink... both kitchen sinks and the fridge and both microwaves thrown in as well. :D

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Your site is DOA when it comes to SEO because of duplicate content.

It may be duplicate, however it's curated content at least.

I think time will tell whether or not the website is DOA in terms of SEO as you say, it does acknowledge the original author and the source of the information at least.

I don't think its as bad as you're making it out to be.

how about some of or similar to busy.org that there are notifications, power up and down and transfers thingy and prices, market in one as well, i mean it shows everything in a users page.

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That's a bit more than what I want to do, but it should be possible if you want to make it

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As far as I know the next chain update should bring us AppBase integration. But I’m not sure anymore whether AppBase came with native notifications from the start and whether they will thus also be included in the chain update.

That would make notifications a lot easier, currently it would IIRC still require to listen to each block.

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yeah you're right and I know soon enough it'll be realized.

I really like the image sizing you went with for the feed, looks amazing.

Is there any way to have the USD prices of both markets shown next to (or under) the BTS prices? Would save a little calculator work.

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Yeah I could add a final USD value in tomorrow 👍

It made me think whether I used steemitimages.com so I checked-out the setting for the profile image... glad it´s not the host I used.

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That Summary of Content for each user is great improvement.... for instance, I can easily search for my content if I need a link to check on some older posts as reference. Also, there is a comparison of the actual and before price of Smoke.

One thing about the Summary of Content by a user..... is it possible to enumerate the post accordingly by date...would mean the latest post on top of the list and old post below? Wouldn´t it be more functional to see the latest post right away on top rather than seeing the oldest post again and again everytime the Summary of Content is opened?

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It's only the content I've personally resmoked though, but I get what you mean :)

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:))

Duly noted, kind Sir!
I have to contact you with a dm, as I have an idea for smoke! Where can I reach you?
I am EVERYWHERE, but I must say I like discord a lot... Same name!

BTW, can you help me spread my contest, it is the Second Week
of my new ongoing weekly #MaelstrohmBlackSmokedArt contest!
https://smoke.io/offtopic/@maelstrohmblack/wondering-wtf-is-this-shit-about-ceremonial-magick-here-s-me-stoned-af-performing-the-lesser-banishing-ritual-of-the-pentagram

Thanks Mate, you"re quite an alright bloke, if I may dare say so myself...

No Bollocks!

:D

Maelstrohm.
https://thereverendmaelstrohmblack.wordpress.com

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Still getting back on feet from being on business trip, I've got like 50+ tabs open for smoke curation, couldn't focus last night so I put it off, but no worries man I'll upsmoke your contest stuff

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You can DM me on Twitter 👍

Hello Sir @indica, this is the best way of promoting good contents in smoke and I love the way you did it and so much appreciated the improvement here. It's a great job and we'll organized. Keep it up and keep high!

Good work done @indica. May you succeed in your project

Thank you for all your good work, more easy to post and systematically arrange.

Hello..
Good job.
All health and profit.