How to Use SQL in SEO

If you talk to any search engine optimization specialist, they’ll surely tell you how many tools are used throughout their workday – from keyword research and backlinking to crawling and metric analysis tools. SEO is a world of its own with countless facets of information that need tweaking and examination constantly. It can quickly become overwhelming if you don’t have the right tools at your disposal. Or if you simply don’t understand how to make your job easier with SQL. 

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MySQL Count Weekday occurrences

Each SQL dialect is different in some way, shape, form, or fashion from the next flavor. Some dialects have this function, while others have that function. In this post, I cover porting over Oracle SQL to MySQL in order to count the number of occurrences of a specific weekday found in the current given month (at the time of writing) purely as a learning exercise focused on MySQL DATE functions and the WITH clause…

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MySQL COUNT() aggregate function – Medium cross post

I recently published a blog post over on Medium about the differences in 2 versions of the MySQL COUNT() aggregate function: COUNT(*) and COUNT(column_name or expression). I wanted to share the post here with any readers who may be interested so continue reading for more on this post…

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MySQL TABLE statement – Example queries

Recently, I learned through some online reading that the TABLE statement is supported in MySQL. I was aware that PostgreSQL supported the TABLE command and used it from time to time. As time went on and I used MySQL more (nothing at all against PostgreSQL) I forgot about the TABLE statement. In this blog post, I’ll cover some rudimentary uses of the MySQL TABLE statement for any other developers who may not be aware that it too exists in MySQL…

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MySQL’s AUTO_INCREMENT attribute

Most developers use some form of auto-incrementing integer counter for a given database table, ensuring uniqueness among the rows. Several of the popular SQL dialects implement this facility. For instance, MySQL’s AUTO_INCREMENT attribute is used to provide a unique identity for a table row. What exactly is the behavior of AUTO_INCREMENT? Can you explicitly use a value of your choosing for it if you need to? How does it count? Continue reading and know the answers to these questions and more…

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