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#SMX Day One: The Future of Search

SMX day one. SMX has raised the bar for valuable, applicable content. This day was outstanding and if I had to put a theme on the sessions I attended, it would be the future of search. From the growth of direct answers and SERP domination to modern eye tracking and...

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Penguin 3.0: Updated 10/21

The hotly anticipated rollout of Penguin 3.0 began last week, late Friday night the 17th to be exact. Google confirmed it on Sunday afternoon according to Search Engine Land. Analytics for all accounts that I have access to went haywire over the weekend, and so far,...

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Mobile Design & SEO #Pubcon 2014

Rather than think about mobile vs. desktop, consider if your client is in or out. Balance design according to the unique needs of these in and out customers. Mobile design-seo-pubcon2014 from Jenny...

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5 Tiny SEO “Hacks” I Use Daily

If you've been doing SEO for a long time like I have, you come up with little time-saving shortcuts that you use often. Here are five of mine; maybe they'll help you, maybe not. Note: this is an advanced SEO post; it contains many terms that the layperson will not...

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SSL/HTTPS for Websites

Our Opinion on Google's Latest Announcement Google announced on August 7 that they will now be giving a small boost in rankings to sites that are run on HTTPS rather than HTTP. According to Google, this ranking boost will be very small at first, and may increase in...

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Facebook and the Real Me

I saw a video on Facebook today that I found inherently disturbing. It illustrated how people’s lives on Facebook aren't really as good as they seem, and that people save their best (pictures, events, ideas) for Facebook and hide the worst. While that may be true of...

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Marketing 101, SocialChorus, and Google

I am shocked by the internet hubbub today around Microsoft and SocialChorus. For those who aren't familiar, apparently SocialChorus, in a bid to help Microsoft promote their new IE browser, contacted Michael Arrington of Techcrunch offering him compensation in...

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Turn Down the Treadmill – Agency Firebox Event 4/25/14

Sometimes I feel like I am running on a treadmill that never stops; and that it even gets faster as each day I get further and further behind. Eventually, I know I’m going to fall off, but reaching over and pushing the button to slow it down or stop it seems...

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Google Announces Not Provided for PPC – Discussion

I have been meaning to join Dumb SEO Questions for a while now, but finally got the chance to today. We had a number of great conversations, but I wanted to highlight this one about PPC Not Provided from Google: Featuring Alistair Lattimore, Micah Fisher Kirshner, Jim...

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