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For more than seven years, Rocklin SEO has provided web marketing services to clients. Our proprietor has a proven track record of providing the best copywriting and promotion services accessible. Whether your Sacramento service-based business is run from your home or has a physical site at a commercial facility, Rocklin SEO has your Sacramento SEO needs covered.

Our promise is to produce a custom-tailored project for your business marketing, to get you in the top 3 of the Google 3-Pack in your area, as fast as possible. We only use the best online marketing strategies suitable in Placer county.

Rocklin SEO Services and Google Maps Rankings in Sacramento

When it comes to digital marketing, organic rankings, and Google maps rankings, Sacramento service businesses will quickly recognize Rocklin SEO as the number one Sacramento SEO service company to call. California is a tough place to do business, especially in Placer County, which includes Sacramento. Your competitors may or may not recognize the value of being one of the top three listings on local maps, but I can tell you that if they do, they’re taking business away from you.

We find this absolutely unacceptable. Rocklin SEO is Sacramento’s premier digital online marketing specialist and promises to deliver you results and peace of mind by giving you the personalized service you need.

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Are you trying to improve results from your search engine marketing? Whether you want better rankings in organic or paid search, SMART goal setting can help you track and achieve those results.

In this article, we’ll look at SMART goals and how to apply them to your search engine marketing.

What are SMART Goals?

SMART goal setting first appeared in the business world in 1981. It is an acronym that stands for the following.

S – Specific

Specific goals are clearly defined with an exact amount. Common, but unspecific, goals for SEO could be:

  • Improve search rankings.
  • Increase organic search traffic.
  • Build a diverse link portfolio.
  • Develop new content.

Overall, the main goal of any SEO campaign is to increase visibility in search engines. To make your goal specific, you need to state precisely how you will increase visibility in search engines.

A local business, for example, may set a specific goal to claim new local listings/citations in the next quarter.

M – Measurable

Measurable goals can be quantified. The above example of a specific goal needs an exact amount of local listings to claim.

To make it a measurable goal, the local business may update it to claim 25 new local listings in the next quarter.

Now, it is specific and measurable.

A – Achievable

Is the goal you have set for your SEO strategy achievable?

To answer this question, you have to know if the end result you want is attainable. With the local listings goal above, they would have to know there are still 25 local directories left for them to claim.

Note that while a goal should be achievable, it should also be a challenge to achieve it. If a goal is too easily or quickly obtained, it shows that the measurable portion of the goal wasn’t ambitious enough.

Historically, A stood for Assignable. This is also a good component of a SMART goal.

Who will be involved in any tasks necessary to achieve the goal? Make certain that someone is accountable for each step in the goal completion process.

R – Relevant

Is your goal relevant to your business needs? In the case of a local business seeking to claim local business listings, the answer is yes, the goal is absolutely relevant to the business and the success of its marketing efforts.

By claiming local listings, a local business will increase its visibility in search results. The listings themselves have the potential to cover most of the first page of search results, as well as help boost local rankings in the map pack.

In the past, R has also stood for Realistic when A was for Assignable.

Is your goal realistically achievable with the current resources you have to invest in it? Or will you need to invest in resources before you can start the goal.

A small business with a single owner may not be able to realistically achieve the goal of claiming so many business listings while simultaneously managing other business operations.

A local chain with a marketing team, on the other hand, may be able to claim even more listings in the same timeframe.

T – Time-Bound

Time-bound goals are simply goals that have a time frame for completion.

With the local business example, the goal may be to claim 25 listings by the end of the quarter.

Assuming this is realistic, it will ensure that you work toward your goal in a timely manner.

What happens when we don’t add a time frame to a goal?

In most cases, the goal without a deadline gets put on the back burner while the goal with a deadline gets the focus until the goal is met.

Why are SMART Goals Important?

Unfortunately, it turns out that often-cited study from Harvard or Yale that shows success for MBA students based on goal setting is a myth. However, we do have research that shows the effectiveness of goal setting for marketing.

According to a study by CoSchedule, marketers who set goals are 376% more likely to report success in their marketing efforts versus those who do not set goals. What’s more, 68% of the marketers surveyed set deadlines always or most of the time.

The success of SMART goals is generally linked to the specificity of the goal. Unlike a very loosely defined goal, a specific goal has to be thought out. You have to analyze where you are, where you want to be, and exactly what it will take to get there.

Even the American Psychological Association includes the fundamental components of SMART in their dictionary as the definition of goal setting:

“…a process that establishes specific, time-based behavior targets that are measurable, achievable, and realistic.”

Locke’s theory of goal setting explains why these components improve performance:

“At least four mechanisms explain why the goal setting improves performance: (a) it focuses and directs activities, (b) it regulates the expenditure of energy, (c) it enhances persistence because the effort is continued until the goal or subgoal is reached, and (d) it can promote the development of new strategies for improving performance.”

SMART Goal Examples for Search Engine Marketing

Using some of the top general goals of SEO campaigns, the following are examples of SMART SEO goal setting.

Search Rankings

One of the top goals for most SEO campaigns is to increase search rankings.

Of course, saying that this is your goal is far from specific. And it’s hard to be specific with a metric that fluctuates regularly.

With that in mind, here is an example of a SMART search rankings goal.

Increase search rankings for [specific keyword] from second to the first page of search results by the end of the year.

To determine if this is attainable, you will need to assess your competitors in organic search. Compare the quality of your content with theirs and incoming backlinks.

Traffic Generation

Generating traffic from organic search is the ultimate goal of efforts to improve search rankings.

To create a SMART traffic generation goal, consider modifying the following:

Increase organic search traffic by 25% by the end of the following quarter.

To determine if this is attainable, you will need to assess your competitors in organic search for your top keywords.

Link Building

Links are key to helping Google discover your content and determine its quality and relevance for search queries. To create a diverse link profile, you will need to set a SMART link building goal.

Acquire 50 relevant links to our website in the next quarter.

To determine if this is attainable, create a list of pages that are most likely to win links.

If you have 10 link-worthy pages of content, it’s realistic to assume you could get five links for each page.

Sales/Conversions

Do you want your search engine optimization to result in driving qualified leads or sales on your website? Create a SMART goal that focuses on revenue-generating conversions.

Increase [sales revenue/leads generated] from organic search by 10% by the end of the year.

If you know how well your organic search traffic currently converts, you should be able to extrapolate a realistic increase.

Key Takeaways

If you want to achieve your SEO goals, consider using SMART goal setting.

Create Smart, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound goals that are well thought out.

Use these additional tips to ensure SMART goal success:

  • Know why you are setting a specific goal. Your reason why (such as the potential in ROI) should motivate you and your team to complete the goal.
  • Write down your SMART goals – don’t just formulate them in your mind and forget them.
  • Create accountability for each step in the process with regular meetings and progress reports.

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MediaVision introduces ‘ground-breaking’ predictive SEO tool

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MediaVision, the integrated digital performance agency, has unveiled a new tech stack giving advertisers the keys to predictive SEO, weekly share of search data, and digital demand tracking at a brand and product level.

The company claims the tech marks a significant development in the performance market’s capabilities, and is designed to fill the gaps left by major platforms by combining data sets and sources beyond their current means.

Including three products, whose crowning jewel is the Predict SEO platform, the launch comes after MediaVision’s data science and development teams spent 12 months working as a global retailer New Look to ensure alongside the tech delivered to real-world commercial needs – resulting in impressive revenue growth for New Look. Additionally the collaboration brought home the “Best use of data” category for the pair at the UK Digital Growth Awards 2021 and shortlisted at the European Search Awards 2022.

The Predict SEO platform uses real-time data to move SEO beyond its traditional reactive and proactive elements, and allows it to spot future trends and create content sooner so that a business can earn high rankings.

Crucially, the platform also enables e-commerce brands to maximise the benefits of the whole customer demand cycle to drive incremental revenues. It does this through four key areas:

  • Identifying changes in demand sooner
  • Better matching demand and supply at a product and category level
  • Giving teams the tools to maximise effectiveness in search, performance, merchandising and buying
  • By creating a new growth engine that ensures SEO is seen as a key investment channel and not just a hygiene factor

Predict SEO is supported by MediaVision’s Share of Search tool – the first of its kind to provide weekly insights so brands can compare themselves against each other, and analyse and benchmark that detail over time. This marks a step-change from the monthly reporting under current industry tools.

Not only can Share of Search help document brand strength and track saliency – it can also identify competition at both a brand and product level, and understand the immediate impact of current marketing investments, allowing for better campaign customization and feedback.

Additionally, MediaVision’s Digital Demand Tracker scans search demand in real time across brand and market terms, and does so four times quicker than publicly available data. It supports retail brands by supplying rapid and constant insights into a market, allowing for decisions to be made in confidence.

Commenting on the news, Louis Venter, founder and CEO, said: “Few industry-standard tools could answer the challenge that brands have in today’s e-commerce markets, so we decided to build our own and test them with high performing clients. After a lot of hard work, we can safely say we have a new suite of tools that answer the toughest client challenges across the entire customer demand cycle.

“By improving consumer insight, we’re helping support the most ambitious growth strategies across all digital platforms, giving our clients the advantage they need.”

New Look’s senior SEO manager, Sam Pennington, added: “A traditional SEO strategy is a mix of the reactive and proactive, but what we’ve been able to add to this with MediaVision’s new tech is the predictive data to influence where we start and what we focus on. This has helped refine other functions of the business; and because we’re not looking at the same data as our competitors, the overall impact on incremental sales has been significant.

“New Look’s organic search strategies needed to evolve, and predictive SEO, underpinned by more effective digital demand tracking, is the right step forward in today’s ultra-competitoive e-commerce markets.”

Moving forward, MediaVision – which last month was voted one of the best places to work by magazine, and is the winner of multiple Search Awards in the UK and Europe – will focus on helping clients integrate the Predict SEO platform into e-commerce workflows , and later will launch a front-end product to support less experienced teams.

Interested in hearing leading global brands discuss subjects like this in person? Find out more about Digital Marketing World Forum (#DMWF) Europe, London, North America, and Singapore.

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Money Heist Korea teaser: Professor, his masked robbers plan heist. Watch twist | Web Series

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The much-awaited teaser of the South Korean adaptation of the hit Spanish web series Money Heist, Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area, was released on Friday. The teaser of the Netflix series shared on YouTube, gave a detailed explanation behind the title and also introduced some twists in the plot. Based on the Spanish original, the Korean version gives a glimpse of a heist. (Also Read | Money Heist Korea: First look of Yoo Ji-tae as Professor is out. See pic)

The Korean adaptation is based on the plot that South and North Korea are on the verge of unification. A Joint Security Area, located where North and South Korea are today divided, contains a mint which becomes the focus of the plan. As the process for reunification begins, the Unified Korea Mint prints a new unified currency in a bid to build a stable joint economy. However, despite people hoping for unification, the teaser reveals that only the ‘rich seem to get richer’. The teaser also showed all the characters together for the first time.

Amid this, Professor plans the heist with an ex-soldier from North Korea, Tokyo, and others. Their challenge is a joint task force led by South Korean Negotiation specialist, Seon Woojin, and a North Korean agent, Cha Moohyu. The teaser also introduces fan-favorite characters played by new actors–Yoo ji-tae as Professor, Jung Jong-seo as Tokyo, and Park Hae-soo as Berlin. Though the iconic red jumpsuits, is back in the Korean version, the Hahoe masks have replaced the Salvador Dali ones.

The original Spanish Money Heist was a global sensation and one of the most popular web series at one time. The show began streaming in 2017 and spanned 41 episodes over five parts. The final part

Reacting to the teaser, a fan wrote, “The trailer looks promising. They actually recreate the best version of the best show.” Another fan commented, “Korean also make the next level but no one can beat the Old Berlin & Professor.” “To be extremely honest I’ve never seen a single episode of the original series, but now being a fan of Korean cinema I’m definitely going to watch this masterpiece..!” said another fan.

“Imagine in one of the episodes a cameo of professor or anyone comes out of nowhere,” wrote a person. “Trailer is just amazing it would be great if there’s a minor hint saying that this plan was inspired by the professor’s plan and we see him as a cameo or anything just want this in the same universe as the first one and ya I am saying the first one because if it is set in the same universe then it would be the second team,” said another fan.

A fan said, “I always appreciate Korean content but it’s now so difficult for me to make a comparison with Berlin and Professor… Hope for the best, I must watch this series.” “I don’t think that I can predict with this trailer ….is this MASTERPIECE or not against the Spanish one …but Korean series always surprise us with their uniqueness…let’s wait until the release,” commented a fan.

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area will debut on Netflix on June 24. Earlier, the streamer had shared the release date on Twitter and wrote, “Get ready for a bold new vision of the ultimate heist. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area premieres June 24.”

Part one of the show, directed by Kim Hong-sun, includes six episodes. The show is produced by BH Entertainment and Zium Content.

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What Are The Top SEO Considerations For Merging Sites?

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Today’s Ask An SEO question is regarding the all-too-familiar challenges of site consolidation and migration.

Migrations and consolidations can be daunting and scary but are often necessary nonetheless.

They can also be a great benefit to your website if done properly.

The question comes from Merrill in Portland, who wrote in:

“I have two domains for the same narrow, audience running on WordPress, each with many years of history and consistent traffic.

One has about 2,000 views per month; the other 500.

One site started as a home for podcasts (there are now over 700) and the other was a blog and a link out to a store.

Since both sites are intended for the same audience, I don’t think it makes sense to continue with this segmented structure.

I’m considering creating a new domain and putting the content from both of these under the new domain and using a LMS like Kajabi to put the podcast, blog, email list, store, etc. under one roof and simplify the administration and “get credit” for the combined traffic and page views.

My hope is this will improve my rankings overall. What are the top 3 items I should focus on as I consider this migration?

Great question, Merrill.

I’m going to take off my SEO hat for a minute and tell you that the number one thing you should consider when doing this migration is your users.

Does this make sense for them?

From what you wrote, it sounds like a typical user would expect to see all of this content on one domain, so I would let that be my main driver.

From the SEO side, we can help you get the most “credit” or “authority” out of a variety of solutions, so it’s important to make sure we’re doing this for the right reasons: users!

You mention a new, third domain name.

I don’t know what your existing domain names are or if they make sense, but if they do I’d consider keeping one.

Moving to a third domain won’t really hurt your SEO long term (it may take longer to start but will be fine in the long run) but it can come with unforeseen issues.

If it’s a new domain, you’ll need to research who owned it before and what type of content was there.

It’s possible that the domain could have been used for spam in the past (or something else that would put your business at risk today).

Regardless of what domain you choose to host it all on, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind as you start your migration and consolidation.

1. The Redirect Plan

This is where most sites fail at migrations.

No matter how well planned out, somehow they always miss or improperly configure some sort of redirect.

It’s important to ensure 1-to-1 redirects for all URLs and URL variants.

This might even mean updating older redirects that are currently in place (depending on your tech setup).

It’s too easy for things to fall through the cracks.

Many people use a Screaming Frog crawl to get a list of URLs, but that might not account for unlinked landing pages and such, for example.

Always start by doing an export from the CMS.

2. Content Mapping

Depending on the sites you are migrating, you might have some similar content on both of them.

Now, duplicate content isn’t a “penalty” or big deal in the way many SEOs talk about it. But it’s still not best for users.

You’ll want to plan ahead which content will get rewritten or retired, and which URLs the once duplicate content will live on.

Chances are good that one of those URLs has better SEO signals pointing to it than the other.

3. All The Tech Issues

Once you migrate, you’ll need to make sure all of this is updated properly:

  • Canonical tags
  • Schema tags
  • Hreflang tags (including those on other sites)
  • Sitemaps
  • Paid links
  • Open Graph tags
  • Twitter cards
  • CDN settings
  • Random javascript/images/etc. with static URLs
  • Analytics tags
  • Third-party ad servers, API keys, or other widgets that are domain-specific.

I wouldn’t rely on redirects for search engine signals or code-based stuff, as that adds delays and can slow things down.

4. Tell The Search Engines

While most will figure this out on their own based on redirects, Google and Bing each have a tool to help you speed this up a bit.

You should use those, but only once you’ve triple-checked everything else.

There’s a lot more that goes into a migration or site consolidation than people think.

Having scoped out several of them for clients over the years, I can tell you the amount of work can be eye-opening – sometimes so much so that a team with a large site may reconsider their plan to change domains just for vanity reasons.

Hopefully, this helps.

Remember, if you’re ever stuck on a decision, forget about SEO and ask yourself what’s better for the user.

Usually, that’s better for SEO, too – it just might require some extra work to code it in a proper way.

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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of grilling and BBQ season, throughout the US and there’s nothing more All-American than a cookout with guests over to enjoy the day. Ernie Adler joined Charlotte Today to grill up two great alternatives to a traditional BBQ but with a North Carolina and Mexican spin.

First up stuffed pork loin sliders. Ernie says to start: buy a smaller trimmed loin and cut a pocket lengthwise down about 75% of the way through, and about 6 hours before grilling marinate fully in North Carolina vinegar sauce. If you don’t want the kick from the sauce just season with salt, pepper, onion, garlic, and your favorite dried herbs. Marinate for 3-4 hours, then take out to stuff. While the pork is marinating sauté up sliced ​​mushrooms, and caramelize sliced ​​onions, let cool, and set aside. When the pork comes out of the brine or seasoning stuff the mushrooms and onions into the pocket. For the bacon weave on parchment paper lay out 6 pieces of bacon pulling down alternating pieces and laying another piece of bacon cross wise. Fold back the 3 pieces and then pull down the other 3 pieces, lay another piece of bacon, and continue until there is a bacon “blanket”. Put the stuffed loin on the end of the bacon and carefully roll it up pulling up the parchment paper and squeezing so the bacon starts to stick together all the way to the end, then press down the ends. Heat your grill to 400 degrees and place the pork seam side down so the bacon cooks and joins together, turning slightly every 10 minutes with the burner below the pork on low and other burners higher to keep the heat up. When the center reaches 145 degrees it’s food safe to eat. Take off, let rest for 10 minutes, then slice up and serve on your favorite slider rolls with BBQ sauce.

For the corn: grill on 425 degrees your favorite corn on the cob getting a nice char on all sides, then let cool. At the same time grill red onion sliced ​​into thirds and remove when charred as well. Shuck the corn, dice the onion, add to a bowl with cherry tomatoes sliced ​​in half, and rinsed seasoned black beans. For the dressing whisk mayo, apple cider vinegar, lime juice, Kosher salt and pepper, chili powder, cumin, a dash of cayenne to desired thickness. Fold into the corn, tomato, onion mix with some chopped cilantro, top with cotija cheese and let chill for a few hours.

To find out more go online to ErniesBBQ.com.

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Semrush Earns No. 1 Spot on G2’s 2022 Best Marketing & Digital Advertising Products List

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semrush (NYSE: SEMR), a leading online visibility management SaaS platform, today announces it has been named G2’s 2022 Best Marketing & Digital Advertising Product, ranking No. 1. Semrush also ranked #32 for Small Business Products, #33 in the Global Sellers list, and #53 in the Best Software Products list.

This is Semrush’s second time appearing on one of G2’s Best Software lists, earning its place this year. Thanks to Semrush’s commitment to enhancing its products, accuracy of data, and good customer service. Earlier this year Semrush was named a Leader in 19 Categories in G2’s Winter 2022 Report.

G2 is the world’s largest peer-to-peer software review site, featuring thousands of reviews of business software and services based on user ratings and social data. G2 aims to be a trusted source that helps every business professional in the world make better technology decisions. Its Best annual Software List ranks the world’s best software companies and products based on reviews from real users.

Semrush ranking number one in the G2 list of the best marketing and digital advertising products is a great acknowledgment of our efforts to become the number one tool for any marketer. We have gone through a crucial transformation from a single-point SEO solution into a must-have platform which covers almost all digital marketing aspects. We’d like to thank our clients as we greatly appreciate their trust and feedback — this is the fuel that motivates us to grow bigger and craft the best marketing software,” said Olga Andrienko, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Semrush. “We take pride in Semrush regularly making it to the best software lists and we are committed to expanding our product suite to meet the needs of any marketer all over the world”

This award highlights Semrush’s remarkable development from an SEO focused toolkit to a full-scale digital marketing platform, covering everything from social media and digital PR to content marketing and market research solutions. Semrush aims to empower marketers with a comprehensive set of tools to help boost online visibility.

Acknowledging is how challenging it might be for marketers to explore the interrelated digital marketing ecosystem, Semrush sees educating marketers as part of its mission. With the recent acquisition of Backlinko, Semrush has strengthened and developed its Academy, which educates marketing enthusiasts how to best handle any aspect of digital marketing.

About Semrush

Semrush is a leading online visibility management SaaS platform that enables businesses globally to run search engine optimization, pay-per-click, content, social media and competitive research campaigns and get measurable results from online marketing. Semrush offers insights and solutions for companies to build, manage, and measure campaigns across various marketing channels. Semrush, with over 79,000 paying customers, is headquartered in Boston and has offices in Pennsylvania, Texas, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Poland and Russia.

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G2, the world’s leading business solution review platform, leverages 1M+ user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Every month, more than three million people visit G2’s site to gain unique insights.

Rumored Apple iPhone 14 colors as phone expected to launch in September

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Rumors are flooding the internet this week that the iPhone 14 will be unveiled at this September’s Apple Event.

The tech company hasn’t confirmed whether this is true, but a site called iDropNews has claimed that Apple has planned “something” for September 13th.

They have assumed this to be their famous Apple Event and leaked rumours say that the iPhone 14 and three new smartwatches could be arriving.

The next iPhone is now a hot topic of conversation on Twitter where people are discussing what colors the phone will be available in. Here are all the rumours…

iPhone 14 rumoured colours

A series of photos have surfaced on Twitter that claim to show the colors that the new iPhone 14 models will be released in.

Apple hasn’t confirmed whether this is true, but MacRumours reports that the leak came from Chinese social media site Weibo.

The unverified source alleges that there will be four iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are rumoured to come in:

  • Black (Midnight)
  • White (Starlight)
  • Blue
  • Red (“PRODUCT(RED)”)
  • Purple

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are rumoured to launch in:

However, these are simply just rumours and there has been no official confirmation.

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The four iPhone 14 models

As mentioned, Apple is rumoured to be launching four different iPhone 14 models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The smallest and cheapest model, iPhone 14 is expected to be 6.1 inches, with the iPhone 14 Pro coming in at the same size. As well as that, the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max are rumoured to be 6.7 inches.

MacRumours suggest that the Face ID notch at the front may be removed, the camera bumps could be different, speaker grills might change design and camera will likely be better.

Other rumours say that it could have new technology to minimise overheating and a newer, faster chip, but these are unfounded.

Apple Watch Series 8 rumored release

At the same September event, the Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to be unveiled. Rumors say Apple has ditched the curved edges and the newest model will feature flat sides, similar to the newer iPhones.

It’s also expected to have a flat glass display and could come in three sizes instead of just two.

The new watch is rumoured to have better health features and a faster chip, and there are also rumours of a cheaper Apple Watch SE‌ model and new ‘Rugged’ Apple Watch for athletes and hikers.

However, again, these are all just rumours and we’ll have to wait until the launch event to see what the models will really look like.

In other news, Who is Gabriel Aubry as he and Charlize Theron spark dating rumors?

Talks About Husband Ryan, Leaving ‘Teen Mom OG’ & Sneaky Things MTV Did – The Ashley’s Reality Roundup

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Sadly Debz OG didn’t rap any of the questions she asked Mackenzie…

Mackenzie Edwards recently chatted with an old pal– Teen Mom OG grandma Debra “Debz OG” Danielsen— on Deb’s new RHEB3L – EMPOWER podcast, spilling the tea on shady things she says MTV did to her and husband Ryan Edwards during their time on the show.

As ‘Teen Mom OG’ fans know, Mackenzie, Ryan and Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry Edwardswere given the boot from the show in March 2021, after Ryan’s ex, Maci Bookout, demanded they be cut from the cast. Since then, the Edwards clan has kept a relatively low profile, and Mack’s appearance on Debra’s podcast marks one of the first interviews Mackenzie has done since leaving the show.

Here, The Ashley breaks down some of the most-interesting parts of Debz and Mackenzie’s video chat.

(The Ashley knows that this episode has been out for a few weeks and apologizes for the lateness of this write-up! But hey— better late than…pregnant, right?)

On whether she’d do more TV:

“In the words of Amber Portwood: I’M DONE!”

Mackenzie and Ryan haven’t appeared on any shows since they were let go from ‘Teen Mom OG’ and Mack said that fans shouldn’t expect to see their mugs on TV any time soon.

“I don’t think TV is a place for me or for Ryan anymore,” Mackenzie said. “I think that ship has sailed. I’m not quite sure that I really have anything that interesting going on besides just being a mom. And I’m good with that.

“We don’t have anything interesting going on either but they still make a show about us!”

“But I think that because of the show and because of TV, I do now have a platform on social media that I can promote positivity and encouragement and empowerment to other people,” Mackenzie said.

In another part of the interview, Mackenzie said that being off of reality TV has been a big relief to her, Ryan and Ryan’s parents.

“The show being gone, it’s honestly been a weight lifted off of everybody’s shoulders,” she said. “Everybody just feels like ‘Ahh, I can take a deep breath…not having that extra level of public opinion is amazing for everyone…I know, and the people that I meet know, that I’m not this horrible, nasty human being . It’s a lot better now than it was.”

On why she and Ryan didn’t leave the show earlier:

“You know the money was good if we were willing to put up with Maci’s crap for all these years!”

Mackenzie has stated in the past that she felt MTV villainized her and Ryan; However, in her interview with Deb, Mackenzie revealed why they didn’t quit ‘Teen Mom OG’ before they were let go.

“How are you supposed to say, ‘I’m done’ and bow out and turn the money down? Because it was great money,” Mackenzie— who was paid in addition to Ryan’s big salary from the show—said. “That’s a hard thing to do, especially for your kids. You’re giving them opportunities that you really wouldn’t be able to do in the first place without it.”

She said that she and Ryan had considered leaving the show before they were let go.

So we said, ‘We’re going to pray, and we’re going to say the same prayer. And if God wants to take it away from us, he’s just gonna have to shut the door.’ And I promise you— Bible!— the next day we got the phone call [telling us we were off the show],” Mackenzie said. “That’s what was meant to be, so I don’t think you can be hurt or sad or anything like that when you know that is the plan for you.”

On how upset she was with how MTV portrayed her wedding to Ryan:

Ryan gets the credit for this classy quote, though…

Mackenzie stated that she had been really excited for her wedding, but when it aired on MTV, she was upset to see that it had been edited to look like a mess.

“I was so excited. I had been married before and it was a disaster,” Mackenzie said. “…We were kind of getting help and moving forward on a positive track [from Ryan’s addiction issues]. I was so happy because I had finally met someone and was engaged and getting married to someone that I loved so much. I felt like I was finally getting my ‘happily ever after’ almost.

“My parents worked so hard to pay for this wedding. They didn’t do the show, so they have regular jobs…and to have it portrayed like it was just kind of a trash event, and that we were mad and fighting. It was off-putting…”

On Ryan refusing to do the ‘Bentley needs counseling’ storyline & MTV being shady about it:

“But I’m pretty sure your Mama needed a storyline!”

During the Edwards’ final season of ‘Teen Mom OG’ in 2021, one of the main storylines for Maci was trying to get Bentley— the son she shares with Ryan— to go to therapy with his dad. While Maci was slammed by fans who felt she was exploiting Bentley for a storyline, Ryan also caught a lot of flak for not going to therapy with his son.

In her interview with Deb, Mackenzie explained that the real reason Ryan didn’t go to therapy with Bentley was because he was very against the counseling sessions being filmed and/or discussed on ‘Teen Mom OG.’

“I really wish people could have seen Ryan’s heart behind it,” Mackenzie said. “It wasn’t that he didn’t want his child to receive counseling. It wasn’t anything like that. It was that we knew that it was already in a contract that was given to us, that this is how this was going to be for this season. This is what they were going to do. [Ryan] just wanted to hold on to that level of privacy. Not saying not get counseling [with Bentley] but not do it on television.

“That’s a really private thing to go through…involving MTV is never going to make things better,” Mackenzie said, adding that she was also against Bentley discussing his therapy on TV.

“It’s fine…I like it…right, Mom?”

“I just wish, going back, he could have said—and I’m sure he did say it— but they would have shown him saying, ‘I’m putting my foot down, not because I don’t want to do counseling and not because I don’t think it’s beneficial, but because it’s dramatized. This is for a storyline and that’s not right! I’m still a dad and I still care about my son’s emotions.

“Ryan went round and round with [Executive Producer] Larry [Musnik] Actually, in our garage on the phone saying, ‘I’m not going to do this. I’m not signing’ because they gave him a new contract. He said, ‘I’m not signing this.’”

On the shady way she says MTV tried to get them to disclose their medical/therapy info:

“Did someone call me? I thought I heard someone say something about being shady and medical?”

Mackenzie said that she and Ryan fought back against MTV and the show’s producers after they sat down and carefully read the new contract that was given to them.

“It was the first time I had ever read through a contract cover to cover. It’s like 100 pages of hopla to read through,” Mackenzie said. “I had read through it and there were all of these very oddly placed medical-related questions and releases to sign. I went to [Ryan] and showed him and we both agreed that we’re not going to sign this.

“It was like a medical records request…the paper’s talking about any doctor visit, any therapy visit, all of that is to be released to MTV for the HIPAA release.”

Mackenzie claims that when she and Ryan confronted Producer Larry Musnik with questions about things in the contract, he stated they were misunderstanding it.

“Larry was trying to tell Ryan that’s not how it works, but we’re reading it on paper,” Mackenzie said.

“To be fair, I’ve never had any of these girls actually read a contract before…”

“I am looking right here and it says, ‘I give full permission to authorize MTV to receive all of these records…That’s not OK. We’re not gonna do that.’ And they were like, ‘We’re not going to be able to continue your contract or pay you until you sign this.’

“And [Ryan] was like, ‘You need to tell me what is going on?’ And they were like, ‘No, no, it’s just for future reference.’ They were playing you like you’re stupid. That’s a really big deal. When you start using someone’s child, that’s a very big problem. They should think that’s a problem too.”

Mackenzie said she is not only protective over her son Hudson (from her previous marriage) and her kids by Ryan— Stella and Jagger— but also Bentley.

“Those are my babies, all four of them, those are our kids together,” she said. “That’s not happening on my watch.”

You can watch the full episode of Deb’s podcast below!

RELATED STORY: MTV Confirms ‘Teen Mom’ Shows Will Be Combined & Changes Working Title to ‘Teen Mom: The Next Chapter’

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How Long Are You Contagious With A Cold? An Expert Weighs In

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Those cold medicine commercials depict it right: When you come down with a virus, it can totally take you out, leaving you feeling absolutely terrible and surrounded by crumpled tissues. Adults in the US get an average of two to three colds per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But how long are you actually contagious with one after you get sick? We’ve got you.

First, a refresher: “The common cold is an upper respiratory viral infection that may be caused by a number of different viruses,” says Amy Zack, MD, family medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic. And there are more than 200 viruses (!) that can cause the common cold, according to the CDC. (A note: Since colds are viral, the only way to treat the common cold is by getting a lot of rest, staying hydrated, and eating foods that support the immune system, notes Dr. Zack. Antibiotics do not treat the common cold.)

If you do come down with a cold, you may feel one of many symptoms, including: sore throat, runny nose, post nasal drip, a mild cough, sneezing, weakness, loss of appetite, body aches, and not smelling or tasting food Correct, says Patricia Couto, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Orlando Health.

Now, let’s get into the nitty gritty about how colds spread—and long you should stay away from your family and friends to keep ’em protected.

First, what is a cold’s incubation period?

It typically doesn’t take long at all for you to start feeling sick after being exposed to a cold virus. “The most common colds have an incubation period—the time after exposure and before symptoms develop—from one to three days,” says Dr. Zack.

Yes, you’re technically contagious at this point, even if you don’t feel like you’re ill. “The cold virus maybe spread during this period before the person even knows they are sick,” adds Dr. Zack. “Any symptoms of a cold—congestion, runny nose, sore throat, fever, and cough—should be an indication that you might be contagious.”

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How does a cold spread, exactly?

Colds spread directly from people who have them through small droplets in the air when the person who has the virus sneezes or coughs. “It may also be spread by touching the face, wiping the nose, or coughing into hands,” says Dr. Zack.

A cold can also be spread via close contact, especially while talking. “When you speak, mucous and saliva from the back of throat can get expelled into the air,” says Dr. Coto.

Some of the best ways to prevent the spread of colds is to avoid contact with others, and to do frequent hand washing. (According to the CDC, you should scrub your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.) You can also opt to use hand sanitizer. Dr. Couto prefers hand washing, since the water “drags” viral particles off the skin. And, of course, wearing masks is also a very effective way to decrease the risk of spreading or contracting a cold.

How long should you stay away from someone with a cold?

If you really want to avoid getting sick yourself, you’ll need to stay away for a decent amount of time. “Anyone with a cold may be contagious while they have symptoms, and anywhere from one to two weeks overall,” says Dr. Zack. “It is best to wait at least 72 hours after symptoms have resolved to resume contact.”

Anyone with a cold may be contagious while they have symptoms, and anywhere from one to two weeks.

And if you develop cold symptoms, it is best to stay home and rest, especially to avoid spreading it to others and allowing yourself time to get better. “There are a number of over-the-counter medications to treat cold symptoms,” says Dr. Zack. “Be sure to contact your doctor prior to taking if you have other medical illnesses or take prescription medication.”

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