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Ben Donahower
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Attended Franklin and Marshall College
Lives in Elizabethtown, PA
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Polling  - 
 
I thought this was an interesting polling / referendum post. In this case, when you make 'I don't know' much more prominent, the question becomes a lot closer. It's something for candidates to think about when they are trying to ID votes... Do you prominently offer undecided or force them to make a choice? 
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Curious if anyone here was going for a delegate spot to the respective conventions. Did you hear back good / bad news?
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No but I have a few friends who are.
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G+ Questions - Desktop  - 
 
How can I add text / create a meme from images on Google+? I knew how to with the old design but not now :(
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+Ben Donahower no worries. 
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With the forthcoming presidential election, I thought it is a good time to reminder community members, especially the new ones, that this group is about the art and science of campaigning for political office. It's not about the political race, poll results, gaffes and gotchas, etc. The exception is if you are using it as a case study to explain something about campaigning. For example, you were involved in turning a gaffe into a local media firestorm, linked to an article about the gaffe, and then explained how you did it.
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This is a very beginner guide, but it also links to some other resources that are a little more advanced.
Regular Epolitics.com contributor and digital strategist Laura Packard (of PowerThru Consulting) is back with us, this time to help folks take the plunge into d
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General Tech Talk  - 
 
Google is showing this website's menu as the meta description. I know Google disregards my custom meta description from time to time, but whew, it seems silly to replace it a listing of menu items. 

Have any ideas about how I could encourage Google to show my meta description or at least cobble something together that makes sense?
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If possible, you should try amending the phone number from:
800 BIOSME (246763)
to
800 246763

And I would envisage that you'd then get your meta description to appear as the only place you find BIOSME on the home page is the URL.

Appreciate it may not be possible to change the number for a number of reasons, but would be interesting to see the results of doing so.
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Technical Audits  - 
 
I'm looking for a tool that I can export a list of lost backlinks from 30 months ago. The tools I normally use only go back 6 months. Any ideas?
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Bing Webmaster tools goes 6 month back AND when I compared several tools with Google data, they had the highest overlap - meaning showing the same backlinks as google. 
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Is there any way to stop the sharing notifications that come up every time I move a file from one folder to another?
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Nice to see some more content from coming this website since it was sold the other year.
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Google is showing this website's menu as the meta description. I know Google disregards my custom meta description from time to time, but whew, it seems silly to replace it a listing of menu items. 

Have any ideas about how I could encourage Google to show my meta description or at least cobble something together that makes sense?
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Any recommendations of the most effective Christian organizations to donate to that are providing aid to Christians in and around ISIS held territory? Same with Syrian refugees? Just been thinking a lot of about persecuted Christians around the world and the huge humanity crisis because of the war in Syria, respectively, and lot and want to contribute to the effort to help those people.
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+Joel Martin thanks.
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Education
  • Franklin and Marshall College
    Government
  • Villanova University
    Transfer
  • Conestoga Valley High School
    Diploma
  • Donegal High School
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September 22
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Internet Marketing | Politics
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I have over a decade of proven traditional and internet marketing experience. I focus on creating value for the complementary medicine community, boosting the bottom line for social entrepreneurs, and raising awareness for political organizations.

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State Government
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  • Pennsylvania
    State Government, present
  • Hillary for President
    Lead Organizer
  • Pennsylvania Democratic Party
    Field Director
  • Floyd Institute Center for Opinion Research
    Supervisor
  • Ephrata Public Library
    Community Relations
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Elizabethtown, PA
Previously
Lancaster County, PA
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328 W High St Elizabethtown, PA 17022
God I love this place, specifically, upstairs. Now that I'm in my 30s, cough cough, going to standing room only shows can get a little old. WCL upstairs is a great place to get a little something to eat, drink, and watch live music all at the same time. But don't get me wrong, the crowd and vibe are young and energetic.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
This is my go to coffee shop in Harrisburg. > Atmosphere is great. I'm Protestant, not Orthodox, but I love the Orthodox music and aesthetic of the coffee shop. > Good coffee. The only negative I've heard about Agia Sophia is that it's not Little Amps. Little Amps has very good coffee, but it's very, very strong. I don't mind grabbing a cup from them in the morning but for the afternoon pick me up, I much prefer Agia Sophia. > Government and student discount. Government employees get 15% off on Mondays and students always get 10% off. > Proceeds benefit local charities. The charity varies from month to month.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
BCS Appliance staff didn't communicate well with me. My dehumidifier built in pump failed, and I took it in for repair. Two weeks later, I hadn't heard from them. I turned out that they had trouble getting the part. That's fine, but I would have appreciated a call not having to call them. I took the dehumidifier home and asked them to keep me up to date on the part order. I had to follow up several times and the final time they said that they had actually called me a couple of weeks prior though I have no indication of it on my phone. My Friedrich dehumidifier was fixed on 12/13/2014 and as of the middle of April, 2015 the pump starting failing again. I called after hours, but expected a call the next day. Towards the close of business on Monday, today, I called them. The person who answered the phone was not familiar with my message. Though the part they installed failed within four months, my concern isn't with their workmanship. It could have been top notch for all I know and the part was bad. What I am concerned about is their poor communication and response time. When you work with a local company, you may pay a little more, but you expect better service than what the big box stores provide. Unfortunately, I would rate both experiences that I've had with BCS Appliance lower than what you would find from Lowes or Home Depot.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My wife and I have been unsatisfied with the doctors that we have tried. I took the internet and researched nearly every medical office that we could in Lancaster and Dauphin counties. This is what we were looking for: + Excellent customer service + Use of modern technology + Male and female practitioners + Focus on wellness and nutrition + Openness to integrative medicine On paper, Aspire was the only practice that ticked all of those boxes. We weren't sold, however, since we haven't been happy with our past experiences with doctors, but any doubts that we might have had were blown away after our initial visit. I was incredibly impressed with the level of care that we received, that they were prompt, took a significant amount of time with us, wanted to know what our health goals were, and were thoughtful in their approach. I'm so happy that my wife and I have found a medical practice that we feel comfortable with. There is much wrong with medicine today and Aspire is a breath of fresh air amongst all of the problems.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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It seems that every time I go to Kmart for something specific they don't have it. Last trip, they didn't even have the vacuum filter to the vacuum that I bought at that very store. 6/14/15 Update Lack of common products is still a problem as is quality products. The pharmacy has been a disaster for the last year after a good pharmacist left. It looks like there is a new pharmacist who is doing a decent job and things have improved. The pharmacy seriously needs a 2nd register. I would also avoid purchasing Kmart products online if possible. I recently purchased a dehumidifier because of a coupon and to use up some points and it took two weeks to be delivered.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
This is a very busy office. The staff are working full tilt; despite their workload, they were pleasant. My wait time was 13 minutes. I was originally seen by a PA, Donna, who I was pretty happy with. We discussed my sleep study results and potential options moving forward. She listened to my concerns with certain types of interventions and we discussed other options that I would be more comfortable with. I spent 15 to 20 minutes with her. Then, I saw the doctor. Dr. Maria Michalek was not helpful. She spent 3 to 5 minutes with me including showing me the door. She was very quick to recommend uvula extraction, push me off on an ENT, and schedule a follow up with her. This process might be an excellent way for the Neurology Center to maximize insurance reimbursements, but it's not good patient care! If you're interested in more detail about my interaction with Dr. Michalek: 1. She recommended uvula extraction to reduce my snoring. 2. When I asked if there was a medical reason for her recommendation not just snoring, she then said that it would reduce the number of times that I wake up at night (the primary finding from the study was that I wake up frequently) 3. She then proceeded to explain that while I don't have apnea if I were to gain ten pounds that I might. Okay, so I won't become overweight then! 4. She also quibbled with the definition of apnea suggesting that just because I didn't meet the definition of not breathing for 10 seconds doesn't mean that I don't have some level of apnea or wouldn't get it in the future because of my enlarged, bifurcated uvula. My baseline oxygen saturation was 98% with a minimum of 94% for crying out loud! 5. She didn't bother to ask or listen whether I am averse to pharmaceutical or surgical interventions, which I am as an initial treatment.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I wish there was a way to rate Rooster Street Provisions better than excellent, because they are exceptional, superb, and any other word that you can think of that puts them in a class of their own. Wonderful food and wonderful people!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago