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Aaron Friedman
Works at Five Blocks
Attended Yeshiva University - Sy Syms School of Business
Lives in Israel
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The direction Google is moving right now, it feels like we should be calling into question their objectivity. Subjective things being displayed objectively is not really ok. What do you think?

http://moz.com/ugc/has-google-gone-too-far-with-the-bias-toward-its-own-content
Has Google crossed the line from playing favorites to being downright deceitful? The way the search giant is handling some images in the Knowledge Graph certainly makes it a fair question.
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While I could NEVER study for tests the way my wife Ariella does, I do know a thing or two about technology... So when she passes with flying colors, I get some of the credit, right??
Google Translate... The App That Runs On Magic.
Google Translate is Really Powerful, Futuristic, and Just Earned Me Major Points with my wife who is studying to transfer her nursing license.
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Kuddos on those "husband points"! #Encouragement  in Action!
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Yesterday I discovered my site was hacked by someone trying to get a Levitra spam site higher up in search results (I cant stop making jokes). Turned out, it was Cialis, Viagra, and other pharma spam. It was all there!

In the process, I learned a ton, and you might too, about how hackers work.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who "gave me a hand". It was "hard" work but I think my site will "perform better" now that its been corrected. Onward and upward!

</end of erectile dysfunction jokes>

http://digitalhighrise.com/my-blog-was-hacked-lessons
I was the victim of a hacking which I only found out about yesterday. No amount of 2 step verification could have helped here to my knowledge, and I am a believer in 2 step verification. Nothing I could have done differently could have made a difference. The scary thing is how long it could have gone on for.
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My post on +Moz​ was promoted to the main blog. Would love to hear your feedback. Do you agree with what Google is doing, or are you sensing they may have some other agenda?
Has Google crossed the line from playing favorites to being downright deceitful? The way the search giant is handling some images in the Knowledge Graph certainly makes it a fair question.
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Little known fact: I have had the same background on my phone for the past 5 years. That my friends is commitment. Do you know how hard that is to do. You wouldn't even believe me if I told you.
And, on a separate note, I have some thought son what your phone actually says about you, selling that data, and becoming billionaires.
But I am more impressed by the same background image for 5 years :)
What does your phones home screen say about you? Imagine the rich information you gather and what you can learn about someone just by looking at their home screen.
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Anyone who knows me knows that I think technology and progress are incredible things. But it does come with a price in the form of privacy, or even a lack of emotional intelligence.
Some of these technologies have a serious commitment to social responsibility.
And as a parent (and as a human) I love this!
Would love to hear other thoughts on this.
Future generations could suffer from emotional intelligence issues. Perhaps technology and progress are messing our kids up. Progress is incredible, but it seems to come with a price. And then there are companies like Facebook trying to solve this, which is just awesome! Kudos to them!
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Creative Inbound Marketer
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  • Five Blocks
    Director of Innovation, 2015 - present
  • Digital Highrise
    Inbound Creative Marketer, 2014 - 2015
  • Kahena Digital Marketing
    Director of SEO, 2013 - 2014
  • Spark Communications
    SEO Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • Resolution Media: Marketing, SEO, Social Media
    SEO Strategist & Social Media Evangelist, 2009 - 2012
  • Zocalo Group
    Analyst
  • Kforce
    Account Manager
  • Vector Marketing
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Chicago, IL. - Skokie, IL. - New York - Chicago - Israel - New Jersey
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SEO | Social Media | Marketing | Emerging Technologies
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Aaron Friedman has over 7 years experience in online marketing.

Aaron is the Director of Innovation at Five Blocks, a brand and reputation marketing agency, where his role is to develop new processes driven by research and technology in order to improve the company’s services and offerings. He oversees and is responsible for the proprietary reputation monitoring dashboard, which is currently in development. Additionally, he plays a major role in business development and company branding by contributing thought leadership.

Previously, Aaron ran his own independent consultancy which focused on creative digital marketing (web presence optimization, SEO, and online branding). Aaron specializes in social media strategy development, its convergence with SEO, and creative content creation. Aaron has worked with major agencies such Resolution Media, (part of Omnicom Media Group) where he played an integral part in laying the foundation for their SEO and social solutions, and the Zocalo Group, a word of mouth digital agency, where he specialized in social media analysis and emerging media tools for digital marketing programs. He also created and ran the SEO team at Spark Communication, (part of Starcom Media Group, a Publicis agency), and was the Director of SEO and Kahena Digital. Aaron has a vast experience leading client strategy ranging from local, digital marketing, to national and global search marketing.

Aaron writes for his personal blog about life, digital marketing and the relationship between search & social, as well as Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and contributes to the other publications across the web. You can find Friedman speaking at SMX, SES, PubCon and other conferences around the world. You can also follow him on Twitter @AaronFriedman.

Aaron is a business and marketing graduate of Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business. When not working, you can usually find him spending time with with his wife and their kids. He enjoys the outdoors, photography and embracing his inner ‘geek’, which means, you can usually find a new technology nearby and a smartphone in his hand.
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  • Yeshiva University - Sy Syms School of Business
  • Ida Crown High School
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This place is by no means a 4 star hotel. Its a tiny room, and hard to move, fine, but they didn't leave me a blanket. It just had a sheet. Which was made way worse by the fact that the air conditioning system wasn't working well and I couldn't regulate the temperature. There was no soap in the shower (i.e. those little bottles). I had no problem with the bigger dispensers, but it wasn't in the shower. Oh, also, my room didn't have adult sized towels in it. I literally dried off with a hand towel. It's advertised that there is a desk. There was no desk so I sat in bed working which considering how small it was in the room, was uncomfortable since i shared the bed with my bags. I had some dirty laundry and couldn't find a bag to put it in. I applaud them if they are going for a new genre of hotel called capsule hotel, but lets please not call this a 4 start hotel. I stay at hotels all the time and this was far from the caliber of hotel I typically stay at. If this is truly classified as a 4 start hotel, I have 100% lost faith in the star syste =m Also, the place charges for every little thing, including receiving packaged, which they were nice about and waved the fee.
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