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Rand Fishkin has been at 4 events

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Wade Harman21,720Why Relationships Are An SEO Factor Have you tried out +NOD3x for your G+ account yet?  It will literally open up a brand new world for you to explore here on Google Plus! http://goo.gl/hVniiZ   Also check out some upgrading options in Nod3x here: http://nod3x.com/pricing-table.html  Get a 20% discount on anything on that page with the code WadeH2O *Showtime* Join @111552522175915203592 and special guest host @107022061436866576067 as we talk to @111294201325870406922 , SEO guru and WhiteBoardFriday host, about the power of the relationship and how that factors into SEO. SEO is a powerful aspect in any type of marketing and a strategy that you shouldn't take lightly.  Come and learn about the way you can make your relationship stronger and learn some cool stuff about SEO as well. *Make A Friend!* Don't forget to go find the "Make A Friend Button" and press it!  http://wadeharman.com/subscribe Subscribe via iTunes: http://goo.gl/f9DTj6 *Monetize Your HOA Webinar* http://wadeharman.com/webinar *Disclaimer* If you have posted to this event page, I will assume that you enjoy the content that the Relationship Marketing show produces and will include you in a HOA invite circle where I will notify you of future shows.  If you would rather I didn't include you, please let me know! #seo   #seotips   #seostrategy   #seomarketing   #relationshipmarketing   #searchengineoptimization  Why Relationships Are An SEO Factor2014-08-21 23:30:00113  
Eric Enge24,796It can be a thin line that separates success from failure in the world of content marketing.  Join @111294201325870406922 @107022061436866576067 and I as we take this hot topic head on. The show will air at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday July 10th.  Say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here later for mobile viewers. Please spread the message far and wide by inviting others or re-sharing the event.  Thanks for your help!Content Marketing: Separating Success From Failure2014-07-10 21:00:00263  
Search Marketing Expo (SMX)9,805Join search marketing experts from Germany and around the world at SMX Munich. This event is Germany’s largest search engine marketing conference and expo. Sessions cover the latest issues and successful tactics in SEO and PPC, presented by nationally and internationally renowned experts ready to share their knowledge. Conducted in German. For more information: http://smxmuenchen.de/Search Marketing Expo - SMX Munich 20142014-03-25 07:00:007  
ISOOSI Research Engine3,520In this ISOOSI Tuesday roundtable chat, we ask our distinguished panel  what they will be focusing on in terms of marketing in 2014. Have they made some New Year's resolutions as it relates to their businesses or strategies they execute for clients? Our panel includes Rand Fishkin, Eric Enge and Ammon Johns. Whether you are a small business owner or work as part of agency or as part of a dedicated marketing team in a large corporation, our panel of experts will have some great advice. Actionable takeaways applicable for any business. Learn what's new, what's important and what you should be considering. As we all know, new tools, new strategies and tactics are always being developed. But what skills and techniques should you develop this year for the maximum impact? And with so many areas of marketing to consider, how do you divide your resources (financial, time, etc) to position yourself well for 2014's needs and market? It's a great chance to ask questions to a panel of guests that have been extremely successful in business by continuously improving their own marketing techniques, processes and systems. Future-Proofing Your Business Marketing2014-01-14 21:00:00236  

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2015-11-26 16:31:58 (24 comments; 119 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

Google+ is More Popular Than You Think

GlobalWebIndex's chart of the day covers Google+'s surprising popularity, particularly in some developing regions where Internet adoption is high. http://www.globalwebindex.net/blog/google-plus-is-more-popular-than-you-think

Most reshares: 119

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2015-11-26 16:31:58 (24 comments; 119 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

Google+ is More Popular Than You Think

GlobalWebIndex's chart of the day covers Google+'s surprising popularity, particularly in some developing regions where Internet adoption is high. http://www.globalwebindex.net/blog/google-plus-is-more-popular-than-you-think

Most plusones: 147

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2015-11-26 16:31:58 (24 comments; 119 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

Google+ is More Popular Than You Think

GlobalWebIndex's chart of the day covers Google+'s surprising popularity, particularly in some developing regions where Internet adoption is high. http://www.globalwebindex.net/blog/google-plus-is-more-popular-than-you-think

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2016-02-12 08:33:04 (0 comments; 20 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Should You Rank for Your Competition's Branded Keywords? How?

This week's brand new Whiteboard Friday discusses this challenging process: http://bit.ly/CompKWs

Should You Rank for Your Competition's Branded Keywords? How?

This week's brand new Whiteboard Friday discusses this challenging process: http://bit.ly/CompKWs___

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2016-02-11 07:34:06 (15 comments; 12 reshares; 93 +1s)Open 

It's Official. I'm Writing a Book!

It's being published by Penguin Random House's Portfolio imprint and will likely come out in 2017. All the details plus a ton about the publishing process in my latest blog post: http://bit.ly/RandsWritingaBook

It's Official. I'm Writing a Book!

It's being published by Penguin Random House's Portfolio imprint and will likely come out in 2017. All the details plus a ton about the publishing process in my latest blog post: http://bit.ly/RandsWritingaBook___

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2016-02-06 21:36:30 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Geraldine's satiric recreation of the most insane healthy-eating article I've ever read cracked me up.

http://bit.ly/NoBacon <------- amazing.

Geraldine's satiric recreation of the most insane healthy-eating article I've ever read cracked me up.

http://bit.ly/NoBacon <------- amazing.___

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2016-02-05 16:08:11 (3 comments; 20 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

Can SEOs Stop Worry About Keywords and Just Focus on Topics?

http://bit.ly/KWsVsTopics
My latest Whiteboard Friday disagrees with some other practitioners about the approach to keywords vs. topics in page targeting and on-page optimization.

Can SEOs Stop Worry About Keywords and Just Focus on Topics?

http://bit.ly/KWsVsTopics
My latest Whiteboard Friday disagrees with some other practitioners about the approach to keywords vs. topics in page targeting and on-page optimization.___

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2016-02-01 05:16:56 (11 comments; 9 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

This webcomic is outstanding http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate

This webcomic is outstanding http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate___

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2016-01-29 13:57:11 (1 comments; 17 reshares; 48 +1s)Open 

Optimizing the Targeted Link Building Process

New Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/TgtLinkBuilding

Optimizing the Targeted Link Building Process

New Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/TgtLinkBuilding___

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2016-01-26 07:21:47 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

"The root of this problem isn’t about whether or not you have kids. It’s about being decent to one another, and respecting someone else’s life and the choices that they’ve made (or the ones they’ve been unable to make), even when they are radically different from your own. There’s no war. There’s just people being shitty to one another because they’re looking for external validation for really big life questions that don’t have a clear answer."

http://bit.ly/ToKidorNot

"The root of this problem isn’t about whether or not you have kids. It’s about being decent to one another, and respecting someone else’s life and the choices that they’ve made (or the ones they’ve been unable to make), even when they are radically different from your own. There’s no war. There’s just people being shitty to one another because they’re looking for external validation for really big life questions that don’t have a clear answer."

http://bit.ly/ToKidorNot___

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2016-01-22 18:04:35 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Fascinating experiment from +Marie Haynes

And maybe the biggest lesson is what Google did to all the pages that were part of the test! :) Is the order of keywords in a title tag important? An experiment. via +Marie Haynes #seo https://www.mariehaynes.com/keywords-in-title-tag/ ___Fascinating experiment from +Marie Haynes

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2016-01-22 18:02:46 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

The Right Mix of Channels to Hit Your Marketing Goals

This week's new Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/RightMktMix

It's all about how to look at your funnel, discover where you're struggling (vs. doing fine), and assigning marketing efforts to the elements that can actually make a difference.

The Right Mix of Channels to Hit Your Marketing Goals

This week's new Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/RightMktMix

It's all about how to look at your funnel, discover where you're struggling (vs. doing fine), and assigning marketing efforts to the elements that can actually make a difference.___

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2016-01-21 23:06:52 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Why Are Some People So Much Luckier Than Others

I found this piece to be surprisingly powerful and interesting: https://m.signalvnoise.com/why-are-some-people-so-much-luckier-than-others-b07e08e265f1#.yi5ixhg5n

To be honest, I'm generally not a believer in "you make your own luck" and I think that many of the advantages that I've had are due to circumstance and right place/right time. But, the research in this article is worthy of a read, even for skeptics like me.

Why Are Some People So Much Luckier Than Others

I found this piece to be surprisingly powerful and interesting: https://m.signalvnoise.com/why-are-some-people-so-much-luckier-than-others-b07e08e265f1#.yi5ixhg5n

To be honest, I'm generally not a believer in "you make your own luck" and I think that many of the advantages that I've had are due to circumstance and right place/right time. But, the research in this article is worthy of a read, even for skeptics like me.___

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2016-01-15 08:31:22 (5 comments; 9 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

B2B Content Marketing

This week on Whiteboard Friday, I discuss strategic and tactical approaches for B2B companies trying to do content right: http://bit.ly/B2BContentMkt

B2B Content Marketing

This week on Whiteboard Friday, I discuss strategic and tactical approaches for B2B companies trying to do content right: http://bit.ly/B2BContentMkt___

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2016-01-15 08:14:53 (10 comments; 22 reshares; 57 +1s)Open 

EmailHunter - impressive email finding tool

https://emailhunter.co/ - I haven't yet tested the premium version, but the initial results looked pretty darn good. 

EmailHunter - impressive email finding tool

https://emailhunter.co/ - I haven't yet tested the premium version, but the initial results looked pretty darn good. ___

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2016-01-12 22:50:38 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

One of the most overlooked topics (making better emails) in web marketing IMO, and a great, short, actionable post with solid examples:

Here’s How Brands Execute Truly Awesome Tactics for Email Marketing

Effective email marketing campaigns begin with attention to detail and empathy for your customers.
___One of the most overlooked topics (making better emails) in web marketing IMO, and a great, short, actionable post with solid examples:

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2016-01-08 08:28:24 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

Modelling the Demand Distribution Curve of Your Industry/Niche Can Help You Know How to Invest in Marketing Channels

That's the topic of my latest Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/distributioncurve

Modelling the Demand Distribution Curve of Your Industry/Niche Can Help You Know How to Invest in Marketing Channels

That's the topic of my latest Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/distributioncurve___

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2016-01-08 08:25:07 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

This was a great post from Geraldine:

A friend recently asked me what's the secret to being happy forever. 

I tried to answer. 

http://bit.ly/ForEVER___This was a great post from Geraldine:

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2016-01-05 08:16:30 (1 comments; 30 reshares; 67 +1s)Open 

My 10 Predictions for SEO & Web Marketing in 2016

http://bit.ly/RandPredicts2016

As has become tradition, I'm publishing my analysis of how I did with last year's predictions and making some new ones for the year ahead. See if you agree with my ideas and feel free to leave some of your own!

My 10 Predictions for SEO & Web Marketing in 2016

http://bit.ly/RandPredicts2016

As has become tradition, I'm publishing my analysis of how I did with last year's predictions and making some new ones for the year ahead. See if you agree with my ideas and feel free to leave some of your own!___

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2016-01-01 17:06:02 (0 comments; 10 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

NEW Whiteboard Friday: Measure Your 2016 Success Right!

http://bit.ly/2016DashboardsWBF

Happy New Year all! In 2016, I want to help you build analytics for your funnel that measure success the right way. This video dives into dashboard creation and how to use metrics to answer the tough questions.

NEW Whiteboard Friday: Measure Your 2016 Success Right!

http://bit.ly/2016DashboardsWBF

Happy New Year all! In 2016, I want to help you build analytics for your funnel that measure success the right way. This video dives into dashboard creation and how to use metrics to answer the tough questions.___

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2015-12-31 20:37:28 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

The Best Press Photos of 2015

100s of amazing images from photojournalists around the world: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/12/the-best-press-photos-of-the-year-2015/ This one of rime ice in New England (formed by freezing fog and winds) blows me away.

The Best Press Photos of 2015

100s of amazing images from photojournalists around the world: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/12/the-best-press-photos-of-the-year-2015/ This one of rime ice in New England (formed by freezing fog and winds) blows me away.___

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2015-12-25 22:19:30 (6 comments; 12 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

My Complicated Relationship With No Longer Being CEO

http://bit.ly/NotTheCEO
This was a post that had been sitting in my drafts for too long, and today, I finally felt that overwhelming pressure to finish it off and publish.


My Complicated Relationship With No Longer Being CEO

http://bit.ly/NotTheCEO
This was a post that had been sitting in my drafts for too long, and today, I finally felt that overwhelming pressure to finish it off and publish.
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2015-12-25 08:35:54 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Merry Christmas & a Happy Whitebeard Friday

In keeping with our holiday tradition, we'd filmed a special edition of Whiteboard Friday. This one's all about giving searchers a reason to prefer your brand in the results.

http://bit.ly/PreferWhitebeardFriday

Merry Christmas & a Happy Whitebeard Friday

In keeping with our holiday tradition, we'd filmed a special edition of Whiteboard Friday. This one's all about giving searchers a reason to prefer your brand in the results.

http://bit.ly/PreferWhitebeardFriday___

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2015-12-25 01:12:10 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 17 +1s)Open 

The Most Misleading Charts of 2015, Fixed

I thought this was a great content idea, well executed by the folks at Quartz: http://qz.com/580859/the-most-misleading-charts-of-2015-fixed/

The Most Misleading Charts of 2015, Fixed

I thought this was a great content idea, well executed by the folks at Quartz: http://qz.com/580859/the-most-misleading-charts-of-2015-fixed/___

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2015-12-24 17:00:33 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

This photo-essay from Maptia is a remarkable read, and the photography is just incredible. Makes me desperately want go see it in person: https://maptia.com/haarbergphoto/stories/lapland-the-last-wilderness-of-europe

This photo-essay from Maptia is a remarkable read, and the photography is just incredible. Makes me desperately want go see it in person: https://maptia.com/haarbergphoto/stories/lapland-the-last-wilderness-of-europe___

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2015-12-23 01:40:35 (0 comments; 15 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

Worth a read to see which sites gained and lost the most in Google over the course of 2015.

Find out which brands dominated Google search results in 2015 and which are losing ground.___Worth a read to see which sites gained and lost the most in Google over the course of 2015.

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2015-12-23 01:33:08 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

The Monster Project
http://www.gomonsterproject.com/monster-gallery
Kids draw pictures of monsters. Then, professional artists take those drawings and produce new creations inspired by them. The results are both very cool and super rewarding for both sides. Love it.

The Monster Project
http://www.gomonsterproject.com/monster-gallery
Kids draw pictures of monsters. Then, professional artists take those drawings and produce new creations inspired by them. The results are both very cool and super rewarding for both sides. Love it.___

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2015-12-21 06:41:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

What Do Attendees Want from Marketing Conferences?

My latest post sums up and analyzes results from the survey I ran last week about events in our space: http://bit.ly/MktgConferencesResults

What Do Attendees Want from Marketing Conferences?

My latest post sums up and analyzes results from the survey I ran last week about events in our space: http://bit.ly/MktgConferencesResults___

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2015-12-20 19:39:51 (4 comments; 13 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

I think this backs up my general feeling that when it comes to mobile apps, it's very, very hard to break into the top spots:

Nielsen Data: 9 out of the top 10 apps in the U.S. in 2015 are owned by either Google or Facebook. Wow. ___I think this backs up my general feeling that when it comes to mobile apps, it's very, very hard to break into the top spots:

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2015-12-17 19:48:25 (0 comments; 13 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Google's Biggest Algo Updates of the Last 2 Years

Using the Mozcast data, +Pete Meyers and +Dave Snyder of Copypress joined forces to build a remarkable resource visually showing off the last two years of Google's changes: https://moz.com/blog/mozcasts-year-in-review-infographic

Google's Biggest Algo Updates of the Last 2 Years

Using the Mozcast data, +Pete Meyers and +Dave Snyder of Copypress joined forces to build a remarkable resource visually showing off the last two years of Google's changes: https://moz.com/blog/mozcasts-year-in-review-infographic___

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2015-12-16 18:16:25 (4 comments; 14 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Solid study as always from +Eric Enge and the Stone Temple crew:

Do Major Backlink Tools Show You All Your Links?

My latest study is published now at http://stonet.co/1TPPQvZ.

I recorded outbound links from 20 high authority sites and the sites to which they linked, then looked for those links in the three major backlink tools: Moz Open Site Explorer, Majestic, and ahrefs.

View the study to find out which performed best, how good the tools do overall, and what this all means for your SEO!

See and share it at http://stonet.co/1TPPQvZ

(You'll also find on the post a shareable short video in which +Mark Traphagen asks me to summarize the study findings)___Solid study as always from +Eric Enge and the Stone Temple crew:

2015-12-16 17:22:43 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

2 Minute Survey on Marketing Conferences

If you've attended any marketing conferences/events in the last few years, I'd love to hear your thoughts: http://bit.ly/MktgConferencesSurvey

I'll publish results on my blog. Thanks!

2 Minute Survey on Marketing Conferences

If you've attended any marketing conferences/events in the last few years, I'd love to hear your thoughts: http://bit.ly/MktgConferencesSurvey

I'll publish results on my blog. Thanks!___

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2015-12-11 08:31:39 (4 comments; 23 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

6 Tips to Make Your Presentations WAY Better

http://bit.ly/MakeBetterPresentations <----- This week's Whiteboard Friday will, I promise, make the presentations you deliver substantially better (well, only if you put these in action).

6 Tips to Make Your Presentations WAY Better

http://bit.ly/MakeBetterPresentations <----- This week's Whiteboard Friday will, I promise, make the presentations you deliver substantially better (well, only if you put these in action).___

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2015-12-09 07:50:14 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 43 +1s)Open 

Playing around with the Corpus for our New Keyword Explorer Product

Tonight, I spent some time digging into the massive, multi-billion keyword corpus my team is building for our new Keyword Explorer product (launching in Q1). You can see I copied and pasted a bunch of columns to show off just ~5% of the suggestions the corpus is returning in a search for "standing desk."

The final version will have all the metrics - volume, difficulty, opportunity, and an editable score for including your own businesses value/importance - as well as a very nice, polished UI. I'm getting pretty excited about this thing!

p.s. If you want to see a bit more, I shared a few details & screenshots on this post: https://moz.com/blog/acquisition-of-serpscape-russ-jones-sneak-peek-new-tool

Playing around with the Corpus for our New Keyword Explorer Product

Tonight, I spent some time digging into the massive, multi-billion keyword corpus my team is building for our new Keyword Explorer product (launching in Q1). You can see I copied and pasted a bunch of columns to show off just ~5% of the suggestions the corpus is returning in a search for "standing desk."

The final version will have all the metrics - volume, difficulty, opportunity, and an editable score for including your own businesses value/importance - as well as a very nice, polished UI. I'm getting pretty excited about this thing!

p.s. If you want to see a bit more, I shared a few details & screenshots on this post: https://moz.com/blog/acquisition-of-serpscape-russ-jones-sneak-peek-new-tool___

2015-12-08 17:52:05 (3 comments; 12 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Some Good SEO Reading This Morning

A few pieces that might be worth your time:

1) On how to create "alternative" pages vs. market leaders in your field in order to draw those searchers: https://medium.com/@grigoriy_kogan/how-i-learned-to-get-customers-from-competitors-popularity-901a1d0a31e1#.ntca7itxs

2) On experimenting with hidden/tabbed content and whether Google indexes it: http://www.returnondigital.com/blog/does-hiddentabbed-content-still-get-picked-up-by-google

3) Another experiment, this one looking at whether/how Google indexes javascript in various forms: http://www.centrical.com/test/google-json-ld-and-javascript-crawling-and-indexing-test.html

Some Good SEO Reading This Morning

A few pieces that might be worth your time:

1) On how to create "alternative" pages vs. market leaders in your field in order to draw those searchers: https://medium.com/@grigoriy_kogan/how-i-learned-to-get-customers-from-competitors-popularity-901a1d0a31e1#.ntca7itxs

2) On experimenting with hidden/tabbed content and whether Google indexes it: http://www.returnondigital.com/blog/does-hiddentabbed-content-still-get-picked-up-by-google

3) Another experiment, this one looking at whether/how Google indexes javascript in various forms: http://www.centrical.com/test/google-json-ld-and-javascript-crawling-and-indexing-test.html___

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2015-12-04 21:30:00 (12 comments; 26 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

Twitter Removed Share Counts on Nov. 20th, and Sharing Activity Declined Right Away

According to https://blog.shareaholic.com/sharing-to-twitter-declines-11-after-twitter-kills-share-counts/, Twitter sharing as a percentage of social shares is down ~11% since the change.

The craziest part to me is that you can't buy sharecount data from Twitter or GNIP. They've removed the ability to get the numbers at all, forcing companies like Moz and Buzzsumo to come up with our own unique methodologies to sample and create synthetic metrics. Why not just charge us!? We'd be happy to pay for the data.

Twitter Removed Share Counts on Nov. 20th, and Sharing Activity Declined Right Away

According to https://blog.shareaholic.com/sharing-to-twitter-declines-11-after-twitter-kills-share-counts/, Twitter sharing as a percentage of social shares is down ~11% since the change.

The craziest part to me is that you can't buy sharecount data from Twitter or GNIP. They've removed the ability to get the numbers at all, forcing companies like Moz and Buzzsumo to come up with our own unique methodologies to sample and create synthetic metrics. Why not just charge us!? We'd be happy to pay for the data.___

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2015-12-04 19:42:15 (2 comments; 26 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

Mobile App vs. Mobile Web - which is right for you, and which is winning?

New Whiteboard Friday this week explores the app vs. web world: http://bit.ly/mobileappvsweb

Mobile App vs. Mobile Web - which is right for you, and which is winning?

New Whiteboard Friday this week explores the app vs. web world: http://bit.ly/mobileappvsweb___

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2015-12-02 17:34:17 (1 comments; 9 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

This is a really excellent piece, particularly +Larry Kim's advice about what gets folks to follow you when running Twitter ads (and how that runs contrary to Twitter's advice).

Find out what's worth paying for when you're building your Twitter following.___This is a really excellent piece, particularly +Larry Kim's advice about what gets folks to follow you when running Twitter ads (and how that runs contrary to Twitter's advice).

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2015-12-02 17:29:39 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

The State of Startups in 2015

+First Round Capital put together a great collection of data based on a survey of 500 venture-backed founders: http://stateofstartups.firstround.com/#highlights. Worth a read if you have any interest in understanding how VC-backed founders think about their challenges and the startup process.

The State of Startups in 2015

+First Round Capital put together a great collection of data based on a survey of 500 venture-backed founders: http://stateofstartups.firstround.com/#highlights. Worth a read if you have any interest in understanding how VC-backed founders think about their challenges and the startup process.___

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2015-12-01 08:35:13 (0 comments; 10 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

The 5 Lies Google Keyword Planner Tells Us All

https://moz.com/blog/google-keyword-planner-dirty-secrets

Great post by +Russell Jones showing how Google's KW Planner buckets volume numbers, rounds, doesn't show data, has combination inconsistencies, and strange recommendations.

The 5 Lies Google Keyword Planner Tells Us All

https://moz.com/blog/google-keyword-planner-dirty-secrets

Great post by +Russell Jones showing how Google's KW Planner buckets volume numbers, rounds, doesn't show data, has combination inconsistencies, and strange recommendations.___

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2015-11-30 18:16:06 (0 comments; 11 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

Superb Piece on How to Give Feedback (and How Not to)

I haven't read many articles that hit home on the process of managers and ICs giving feedback to one another in a professional setting like this one: http://firstround.com/review/radical-candor-the-surprising-secret-to-being-a-good-boss/

Can't recommend reading it enough - we struggled a lot with these issues while I was CEO at Moz, and it's something +Sarah Bird has made way better since taking over (and that's made a big difference).


Superb Piece on How to Give Feedback (and How Not to)

I haven't read many articles that hit home on the process of managers and ICs giving feedback to one another in a professional setting like this one: http://firstround.com/review/radical-candor-the-surprising-secret-to-being-a-good-boss/

Can't recommend reading it enough - we struggled a lot with these issues while I was CEO at Moz, and it's something +Sarah Bird has made way better since taking over (and that's made a big difference).
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2015-11-27 16:00:01 (4 comments; 32 reshares; 63 +1s)Open 

Should You Blog Here on Google+? On LinkedIn? On Medium?

There are upsides & downsides to each, and that's the topic of today's brand new Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/WhereToBlog

Should You Blog Here on Google+? On LinkedIn? On Medium?

There are upsides & downsides to each, and that's the topic of today's brand new Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/WhereToBlog___

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2015-11-26 16:31:58 (24 comments; 119 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

Google+ is More Popular Than You Think

GlobalWebIndex's chart of the day covers Google+'s surprising popularity, particularly in some developing regions where Internet adoption is high. http://www.globalwebindex.net/blog/google-plus-is-more-popular-than-you-think

Google+ is More Popular Than You Think

GlobalWebIndex's chart of the day covers Google+'s surprising popularity, particularly in some developing regions where Internet adoption is high. http://www.globalwebindex.net/blog/google-plus-is-more-popular-than-you-think___

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2015-11-25 06:08:47 (1 comments; 35 reshares; 59 +1s)Open 

The Keyword Research Tools Universe in 2015

I've collected and shared the results from the 300+ responses received in my survey on keyword research tools: http://bit.ly/KWResearchUniverse

Many thanks to all who participated!

The Keyword Research Tools Universe in 2015

I've collected and shared the results from the 300+ responses received in my survey on keyword research tools: http://bit.ly/KWResearchUniverse

Many thanks to all who participated!___

2015-11-23 23:55:32 (6 comments; 3 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

Super Short, Easy Survey About Keyword Research Tools

I'm curious, and figured I'd ask what folks are using today: https://randfish.typeform.com/to/Aq1TrH

Will share the results here in the next few days. Thanks for taking and for helping it spread!

Super Short, Easy Survey About Keyword Research Tools

I'm curious, and figured I'd ask what folks are using today: https://randfish.typeform.com/to/Aq1TrH

Will share the results here in the next few days. Thanks for taking and for helping it spread!___

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2015-11-20 14:59:26 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

This is a great post, and well worth the short read.

Why I think a lot of marketing tactics fail:___This is a great post, and well worth the short read.

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2015-11-20 14:55:42 (3 comments; 38 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

New Whiteboard Friday: 20 Attributes That Influence a Link's Value

This week, I'm covering links >>>> http://bit.ly/SEOLinkAttributes <<<< and the various factors that can affect how search engines weight them in their ranking algorithms. If you're doing manual link acquisition of any kind, this is worth a watch.

New Whiteboard Friday: 20 Attributes That Influence a Link's Value

This week, I'm covering links >>>> http://bit.ly/SEOLinkAttributes <<<< and the various factors that can affect how search engines weight them in their ranking algorithms. If you're doing manual link acquisition of any kind, this is worth a watch.___

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2015-11-18 18:32:08 (10 comments; 17 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

SEO Reminder: Redirected URLs Don't Always Retain Rankings

Following a redirect (last week), this page on Moz: https://moz.com/rand/recommended-list-seo-consultants/ fell from a #1 ranking for the query: https://www.google.com/search?q=recommended%20list to position #7. A good reminder that redirects don't pass 100% of ranking signals (at least, not at first). My suspicion is that the rankings will bounce back up in the near(ish) future.

If you are redirecting URLs that rank well for important keywords, keep this in mind! Moving to HTTPS or changing to a better URL, a better platform, upgrading UI/UX, etc. are all important, but we, as SEOs, need to create the right expectations for our work.

SEO Reminder: Redirected URLs Don't Always Retain Rankings

Following a redirect (last week), this page on Moz: https://moz.com/rand/recommended-list-seo-consultants/ fell from a #1 ranking for the query: https://www.google.com/search?q=recommended%20list to position #7. A good reminder that redirects don't pass 100% of ranking signals (at least, not at first). My suspicion is that the rankings will bounce back up in the near(ish) future.

If you are redirecting URLs that rank well for important keywords, keep this in mind! Moving to HTTPS or changing to a better URL, a better platform, upgrading UI/UX, etc. are all important, but we, as SEOs, need to create the right expectations for our work.___

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2015-11-18 16:03:29 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Join me (and a bunch of amazing speakers) in Boston!

The ‪#‎SearchLove‬ Boston 2016 flash sale is here. For 24 hours starting now, tickets will be on sale for only $699. That's a $400 saving on the headline price.

Don't miss out. Head over to our SearchLove Boston page to get yours: http://bit.ly/1zGyN7V___Join me (and a bunch of amazing speakers) in Boston!

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2015-11-18 16:02:49 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

This was so much fun - highly recommended if you go to Ireland (it's worth the 2.5 hour drive from Dublin)

Rand and I visit The Princess Bride's Cliffs of Insanity, aka the Cliffs of Moher, in Ireland.

http://bit.ly/Cliffsof___This was so much fun - highly recommended if you go to Ireland (it's worth the 2.5 hour drive from Dublin)

2015-11-16 18:51:30 (2 comments; 8 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

A Number of Great Job Opportunities in SEO & Web Marketing

The SEO job market is crazy hot right now. Some listings to consider if you're seeking something new:

Balsam Hill (A premium artificial Christmas tree manufacturer.)
Redwood City, CA
Director of SEO+ - http://balsambrands.theresumator.com/apply/7EKE2w/Director-Of-SEO-
Web & Marketing Analytics Strategist - http://balsambrands.theresumator.com/apply/aYXy5t
Web & Marketing Analytics Manager - http://balsambrands.theresumator.com/apply/5p6ICL

Deloitte (world's largest consulting firm)
Remote work, but West Coast preferred - see details in the ad
Search Engine Optimization Manager / Lead Search Engine Optimization Consultant- ... more »

A Number of Great Job Opportunities in SEO & Web Marketing

The SEO job market is crazy hot right now. Some listings to consider if you're seeking something new:

Balsam Hill (A premium artificial Christmas tree manufacturer.)
Redwood City, CA
Director of SEO+ - http://balsambrands.theresumator.com/apply/7EKE2w/Director-Of-SEO-
Web & Marketing Analytics Strategist - http://balsambrands.theresumator.com/apply/aYXy5t
Web & Marketing Analytics Manager - http://balsambrands.theresumator.com/apply/5p6ICL

Deloitte (world's largest consulting firm)
Remote work, but West Coast preferred - see details in the ad
Search Engine Optimization Manager / Lead Search Engine Optimization Consultant - https://jobs2.deloitte.com/us/en/job/DELOA004X11737/Search-Engine-Optimization-Manager---Lead-Search-Engine-Optimization-Consultant

Anthropologie (Women's fashion retailer)
Philadelphia, PA
Global SEO Specialist - https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=URBN&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&site=VjItbUVvaVFkMnZMYXh2TmxuekE5Wmx3dz09&career_job_req_id=31602&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=bQCJe2%2bmiOg2Bg8SbJ1ZI5jisDU%3d

Disney (Disney)
Glendale, CA
Manager, Search Engine Optimization - https://xjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&noback=0&partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&jobid=315596

BoomtownROI (Real estate marketing software)
SEM Analyst (Atlanta, GA) - http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?k=Job&c=q81aVfwY&j=oqBG1fws
SEM Analyst (Charleston, SC) - http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?k=Job&c=q81aVfwY&j=ot7m0fwG
Social Marketing Analyst (Charleston, SC) - http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?k=Job&c=q81aVfwY&j=ojCD1fwj___

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2015-11-16 03:12:12 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

The Spectacular Rice Terraces of Yuanyang

Another amazing photo essay from +Maptia https://maptia.com/thierrybornier/stories/the-spectacular-rice-terraces-of-yuanyang

The Spectacular Rice Terraces of Yuanyang

Another amazing photo essay from +Maptia https://maptia.com/thierrybornier/stories/the-spectacular-rice-terraces-of-yuanyang___

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2015-11-13 08:36:38 (2 comments; 35 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

WB Friday on How to Prioritize Potential SEO Investments

http://bit.ly/PrioritizingSEO <----- We've all got dozens, if not hundreds, of ideas we could invest in to improve our SEO and organic site traffic, so how do we decide which ones to prioritize? That's the topic of this week's brand new Whiteboard Friday video.

p.s. Yes, I'm still growing my beard back after shaving it for Halloween.

WB Friday on How to Prioritize Potential SEO Investments

http://bit.ly/PrioritizingSEO <----- We've all got dozens, if not hundreds, of ideas we could invest in to improve our SEO and organic site traffic, so how do we decide which ones to prioritize? That's the topic of this week's brand new Whiteboard Friday video.

p.s. Yes, I'm still growing my beard back after shaving it for Halloween.___

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