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Bill Slawski
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Bill and Ammon (+Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).  +Terry Van Horne joins us again to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


About Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout
This is not a polished, planned and scripted event.  This is a casual hangout with old friends and new, shared with all.  Somewhere around the halfway point, we'll post the link for anyone who wishes to come and join us (space permitting) allowing us to meet even more old and new friends.

The idea of pre-planning, a set topic, or even simply knowing who will be on the show this week?  All totally bogus.

Free Air-Guitars to all attendees (exact model and colour may vary with imagination)

Our general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). Of course, these are completely uninvited and unexpected invitations to those named, so any or all of them may be unavailable.  That's just another part of the chaos.

However, as this is our 30th show, and we are chronically disorganised, we're just leaving it all open and haven't sent out any particular invites at all.  Instead, it's open to anyone from the start this week.

As ever, we'll open up the invitations to all for any empty seats once the hangout has begun.  Feel free to jump in and not only join the conversation, but help steer it.

We have no idea yet who will actually turn up, and that's how we like it.  
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#BeExcellent   #bogushangout   #all
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+David Kutcher always, but it's 'bring a bottle' rules.  For some reason, nobody will license us...
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Join us next Wednesday 11am (est) 4am (uk) 8.am (pst) for #SEMrushchat, for "Keywords are Dead. Long Live Topics & Entities!"
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+Bill Slawski​ Looking forward to it! About time you were the guest on +SEMrush​ 😊
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I am joining +Barbara Starr in giving a presentation tonight for the Lotico Semantic Web San Diego Meetup, which is being cohosted by the SEO San Diego Meetup and the SEM San Diego Meetup.. We are sharing out slide deck to point out many of the patents we've been seeing from Google involving ranking in these days of the Knowledge graph.

We have a series of questions that we are discussing, that include:

What is a SERP?
Why Did Google Buy Meta-Web?
What is an Identifier?
How Does Google Use Machine IDs?
Why have Actions in Knowledge Panels?
Why Use Structured Displays (Cards)?
How Does Universal Search and Entity Search Use Repositories?
How Does Google Use Site Quality Scores?


The Presentation include links to a number of patents on those topics, some images from those patents, and quotes from the patents that stood out to us.

If you're in the San Diego area, and can join us, it would be great if you did.
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+William Rock Hope so !!!

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This Presentation is in San Diego, tomorrow night. If you're in the area, come on out, as I'm joined by +Barbara Starr for a presentation in which we explore Google's patents in.
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Hi +Patrick Coombe,

We have 136 people who RSVPed to attend tonight. It's a lot more active than the part of rural Virginia I moved here from. I'm looking forward to presenting this with Barbara, tonight.
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A Google patent discusses how a site might be labeled a low quality site by Google based upon the links from other pages pointed to the site, and how this can potentially reduce rankings for a page.
A Google patent describes how it may assign a site a low quality score based upon the links pointed to the site; such as links from boilerplate or multiple redundant resources on a site.
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Over a yeaqr on Google and finally got a page with non-informed Help. Huh?
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Really interesting, informative, story-filled presentation.
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If you're around San Diego, Come join us on June 23rd as we talk about ranking in the knowledge graph at Google.
 
Please join +Bill Slawski & myself at this event.

You never know what information gems you may uncover :)

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A Two Person Panel Discussion/Presentation by Bill Slawski and Barbara Starr User experience drives search engines, and hence their results. Search Engine Result Presentation/Placements naturally follow that route. This means that search results are no longer exclusively based on just ranking criteria. Amongst other critical factors is understanding the notion of 'ordering vs ranking', the impact of context and many others. Take-Aways: Google'...
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Why Do Answer Boxes Show Up at Google?

A Newly published Google patent application explores how Answer Boxes might be triggered in search results in response an a search result that can be associated with an answer box topic. The patent application was published  a couple of weeks ago, so this is potentially a fairly new technique to Google
A Google patent application describes how Google may identify search results for a query that are associated with an answer box topic in response to those results to decide what to show in an answerbox for that query.
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Is Click Through Rate A Ranking Signal?

The evidence suggests that Google does use click-through rate as a ranking signal. Or, more specifically, Google uses click data as an implicit form of feedback to re-rank and improve search results.

My latest post where I explore whether CTR is a ranking signal. Hopefully the answer seems clear once you get through the post.

Thanks to +Danny Sullivan for continuing to ask the question, to +Rand Fishkin for continuing to test and to folks like +Ann Smarty, +Dan Shure, +Bill Slawski and +Cyrus Shepard (and many others I'm missing) for sharing this late yesterday with their followers. 

#seo  
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Bill and Ammon (+Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).  +Terry Van Horne joins us again to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


About Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout
This is not a polished, planned and scripted event.  This is a casual hangout with old friends and new, shared with all.  Somewhere around the halfway point, we'll post the link for anyone who wishes to come and join us (space permitting) allowing us to meet even more old and new friends.

The idea of pre-planning, a set topic, or even simply knowing who will be on the show this week?  All totally bogus.

Free Air-Guitars to all attendees (exact model and colour may vary with imagination)

Our general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). Of course, these are completely uninvited and unexpected invitations to those named, so any or all of them may be unavailable.  That's just another part of the chaos.

This week, Ammon asked Terry and Kristin if they wanted to invite guests for the show.  The names of +Steve Gerencser +Debra Mastaler and +Patricia Skinner were all mentioned very quickly, but at the time of writing this, I don't know if any of them were formally invited (until now).  We shall soon find out.

As ever, we'll open up the invitations to all for any empty seats once the hangout has begun.  Feel free to jump in and not only join the conversation, but help steer it.

We have no idea yet who will actually turn up, and that's how we like it.  
Excellent!

#BeExcellent   #bogushangout   #all
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Bill and Ammon (+Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).  +Terry Van Horne joins us again to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


About Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout
This is not a polished, planned and scripted event.  This is a casual hangout with old friends and new, shared with all.  Somewhere around the halfway point, we'll post the link for anyone who wishes to come and join us (space permitting) allowing us to meet even more old and new friends.

The idea of pre-planning, a set topic, or even simply knowing who will be on the show this week?  All totally bogus.

Free Air-Guitars to all attendees (exact model and colour may vary with imagination)

Our general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). Of course, these are completely uninvited and unexpected invitations to those named, so any or all of them may be unavailable.  That's just another part of the chaos.

This week, Ammon asked Terry and Kristin if they wanted to invite guests for the show.  The names of +Steve Gerencser +Debra Mastaler and +Patricia Skinner were all mentioned very quickly, but at the time of writing this, I don't know if any of them were formally invited (until now).  We shall soon find out.

As ever, we'll open up the invitations to all for any empty seats once the hangout has begun.  Feel free to jump in and not only join the conversation, but help steer it.

We have no idea yet who will actually turn up, and that's how we like it.  
Excellent!

#BeExcellent   #bogushangout   #all
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This is long past due.
 
Even though they are going to get input before they decide, a woman will be featured on the $10
bill. It's past due.
A woman will be featured on the new version of the $10 bill, the Treasury Department is set to formally announce on Thursday. "America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statem
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Thanks for sharing that, +Ammon Johns I am happy that the treasury has taken this seriously and is doing something about it.
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Interested in seo, search engines, searchers' behaviors, the future of search, the semantic web, music, the environment, and how the Web works.
Introduction
I grew up in New Jersey and Ohio, studied at the University of Delaware and Widener University School of Law, and spend a lot of my time either doing SEO, looking at the code behind web pages or with my nose buried in a search-related patent.

I previously lived in the Virginia Piedmont, about 50 miles west of Washington, DC in a county filled with horse pastures and farm fields. I am presently located in Carlsbad, California.

I enjoy reading fiction and science fiction, listening to most types of music, delving into  the history behind small towns, out door photography, and exploring nature.

I am the Founder and President of SEO by the Sea, and I like working with people with their web sites, to help make them easier to find, and easier to use.

Some posts I've written in the past that focus upon analyzing patents from the search engines:

I am the Director of Search Marketing at Go Fish Digital, on Google+ at Go Fish Digital

I am often called a patent analyst or patent expert or patent guru by many people and bloggers and media writers, but my job is not to analyze or interpret patents. I do that for fun, and to learn things about search engines and search that I otherwise couldn't.

I consider it performing due diligence and feeding my curiosity - the information behind many business models and algorithms that search engines use are being made public, and it's worth taking the time and making the effort to read through them and trying to understand what they say and why they say it.

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Reads patents for fun
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SEO / Internet Marketing Consultant
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  • Go Fish Digital
    Director of Search Marketing, 2013 - present
  • SEO by the Sea
    President and Internet Marketing Consultant, 2005 - present
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The Afro-American Historic Association of Fauquier County shows off images and artifacts from local people and places in the area. The exhibits stretch from Egypt to the election of President Obama. To me, the most powerful of the exhibit items is the Slave Cage outside of the museum from the 1850s, which is haunting.
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A great place to get local and healthy foods and produce, including farm fresh meats, cheeses, and many other products straight from the farm itself. I enjoy shopping at the farm market because I find myself wanting to sample everything I've purchased as soon as I get home and start unpacking my bags (sometimes I don't wait that long). The people who work there clearly love the place, and I'm usually asked more than once if I need any help, or have any questions. The store also includes lots of baked goods at great prices, honey and salsas and chutneys and many types of pickled produce from local manufacturers. They also carry organic goods and gluten-free mixes
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The best BBQ I've ever eaten was in a roofless wooden shack just outside of Dallas, serving ribs and pulled pork, brisket and chorizos, fried okra and cornbread, and more. It's a long way from Virginia to Dallas.Fortunately, the second best BBQ I've eaten is about a six minute drive away, at a truck stop down the Seminole trail. If you like BBQ, and you get a chance to stop by, you definitely should. It's not fine dining, but it's definitely good eating.I have half my meal left, and if I wasn't full, it might not last too long. Other reviews I've read have pointed out the location, decor, and atmosphere of the truck stop, and if you drive past, it might not be a place you'd consider stopping at. If you like ribs or pulled pork though, that would be a mistake.
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