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I'm more than a little fed up with Search Engine Land's constant pro-Google tripe whenever the search engine lands in hot waters with regulators.
 
New on the Polemic blog: Google is under attack, Search Engine Land comes to the rescue.
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The wait is over: #SEONow2015 is finally live on our website. After reading it you'll learn how to you shape both your #SEO and overall #digitalmarketing strategies in 2015. Download it now!
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An overview of almost ALL Digital Marketing Events in 2015 now available!

(Also as a free download!)

http://www.stateofdigital.com/events-conferences-2015/
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The good folks at +123-Reg have published the latest post in my ongoing series about starting your own business. This one is a bit more personal than the previous ones:

https://www.123-reg.co.uk/blog/business-2/starting-your-own-business-part-4-handling-doubt/
Doubt is something all business owners will encounter at some stage. Handling it is vital. Learn how one founder tackles the issue.
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The third part in my blog series for 123-Reg about starting my own business is now ready to read:
 
Our founder +Barry Adams blog series for 123-Reg about his adventure in to self-employment continues with part 3, where he talks about imposing a disciplined daily routine:

http://www.123-reg.co.uk/blog/business-2/starting-your-own-business-part-3-discipline/

Special shout-out to +Established Coffee, one of Barry's favourite haunts.
Starting your own business? You'll need these tips on getting paid on time and staying productive.
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Who needs dystopian sci-fi when the real world is so much worse?

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/20/rise-of-data-death-of-politics-evgeny-morozov-algorithmic-regulation

"Algorithmic regulation", coming soon to a government near you!
Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance – 'algorithmic regulation'. But where does this leave governments, asks Evgeny Morozov
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I sometimes think politicians mistake books like 1984 as manuals...
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Anyone have any experience with marking up art & artists with schema.org? +Aaron Bradley? Want to do it for a client site but can't find examples of it in the wild.
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So you verry happy and cute
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I've written a new post for +123-Reg, this one is about managing time effectively:

https://www.123-reg.co.uk/blog/business-2/starting-your-own-business-part-7-managing-time/ 
Managing time effectively is one of the biggest challenges a business owner faces. These tips will help you cope
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I did a webinar with the +Digital Marketing Institute about SEO in 2015. You can watch it back here:
 
Duration: 15 mins 
Agenda: Intro & Interview followed by live Q&A

First in a series of DMI Google Hangouts for 2015.

Listen to Barry answer questions like...

- What had the most impact on SEO in 2014 and what are the factors to watch in 2015?
- If a business had to focus on one factor for SEO in 2015 what would you suggest?

and lots lots more...

With over 15 years of experience in SEO and online marketing, Barry Adams is an award-winning SEO and digital strategy consultant based in Belfast, serving a wide range of clients across Europe.

Barry is a regular speaker at local and international digital conferences such as SMX, Friends of Search, SAScon, and the Belfast Technology Conference, and also provides lectures on SEO and digital marketing for the University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast.

He is an editor and contributor for State of Digital, the award-winning European blog on digital marketing, and regularly blogs about SEO on his own website polemicdigital.com which was shortlisted for Best Blog at the 2013 UK Search Awards. In 2014 Barry was awarded Digital Industries Person of the Year at the DANI Awards.

http://digitalmarketinginstitute.com/subject-matter-experts/barry-adams
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Barry, good job. Interesting what you had to say regarding https and that you wouldn't recommend unless part of an overall migration.
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A message of thanks for everyone who's supported me over the years. This one's for you.

https://www.polemicdigital.com/2014/09/ni-digital-industries-person-year/
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Hey, you may be skeptical about G+, but in comparison with twitter and Facebook, G+ directly effects the SERP. 

It's worth the investment. It can lead to 99 domain authority links to your site... And these are followed, as opposed to twitter links that aren't followed. 
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Google's Eric Schmidt recently published an open letter intended to 'set the record straight' about his company's EU antitrust woes.

What Schmidt has actually done is expose the profound ignorance within Google about their actual value proposition and their proper place in the web's ecosystem:

https://www.polemicdigital.com/2014/09/deconstructing-google-users-first/
Google fails to realise its place as an intermediary in the online ecosystem, and their continued willful ignorance is putting the entire web under threat.
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  • State of Digital
    Editor, 2010 - present
  • Polemic Digital
    Founder, 2014 - present
  • The Tomorrow Lab
    Digital Director, 2010 - 2014
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SEO & Digital Marketing consultant based in Belfast
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In April 2014 I founded Polemic Digital, a new expert SEO consultancy based in Belfast.

I'm still a Google+ sceptic, but I figure it's best to have at least a nominal presence here. Just remember that this is not the best way to engage with me on social media.

My real social activity happens mostly on Twitter, with some stuff occasionally finding its way on to Facebook.
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Recovered former member of Mensa.
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