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Lives in Germantown, Maryland
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Two weekends in a row of Google Algo updates
 
Not Penguin: Weekend Saw More Core Google Algo Changes
Once again, the SEO community was abuzz over some major fluctuations that the “weather report” tools that monitor Google’s search result fluctuations. High temperatures were seen over the weekend, but we know two things. First, it was not Penguin related, and second, it was a core algo update. This is the second significant core algo …
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Google Ranking Changes - some traditional well ranking sites that have been known as successful print publications had ranking drops at Google; this looks like it was tied to changes in what we have heard were core ranking signals at Google.
Tier one websites including TheAtlantic.com, GQ.com, Newyorker.com, Economist.com and Time.com have all fallen victim to recent updates...
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Understanding our own strengths at +Stone Temple Consulting using the Gallup Strength Center assessment.

My top 5 strengths:

1-Adaptability
2 -Belief
3 -Context
4 -Ideation
5 -Empathy
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In the battle between building mobile sites vs dedicated apps, make sure you know where to invest. Explore the options in today's Whiteboard Friday.
Mobile's been a hot topic for a while now. We know it's not something to be ignored, but when it comes to different mobile mediums, it can be tricky to determine where to focus your efforts. In this week's Whiteboard Friday, Rand goes over the differences between marketing via mobile apps and mobile web, examines some criteria that can help guide your decision, and speculates about the future of the mobile world in general.
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Frustrating day to be a Mountaineer
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Tough Conference, tough schedule, I won't speak on the Coaching... This year is going to be a rough year
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Virtual Keynote with +Gary Illyes is confirmed for Thursday, February 11th, at 1 PM EST! Gary and I will be discussing major industry trends for the first 30 minutes of the event, followed by a 30 minute Q&A moderated by none other than our very own Sr. Director of Marketing, +Mark Traphagen.  Register for FREE today!
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Here are my strengths according to a recent Gallop #strengthsquest study at +Stone Temple Consulting​. This is pretty much in line with what I expected. 
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New Study: Google Continues to Increase Rich Answers in Search
And my Definitive Guide to Google Rich Answers

Our latest data study is LIVE now at stonet.co/richanswersguide

Six months after our last Rich Answers study, were reran our test group of over 800K queries to see whether Google was continuing to grow their use of them. As you can see from the image below, the answer is yes!

But you'll want to go to stonet.co/richanswersguide to get the details because there is a lot more to the story.

BONUS this post serves as my complete guide to everything we know about Google Rich Answers in search, including how they can benefit your site and how to qualify your content!

View and share it now at stonet.co/richanswersguide
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Life is too short to eject a USB stick safely. 
There are only 2 kinds of people in this world...
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Trying to shake off the Mountaineers loss last night with a Raven's win today.

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Education
  • West Virginia University
    Business Administration
  • Potomac State College
    Computer Science
  • West Virginia University
    1986 - 1989
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Marketing Geek, Mountaineer, Husband, Daddy, Believer
Introduction
Most of my posts are about marketing, SEO and social media stuff but I also post about sports, being a daddy or just stuff I think is interesting or funny. I also write a lot of business and restaurant reviews around the Washington, DC area and where ever I travel.

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  • Content Marketing
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  • West Virginia University Alumni
  • Germantown, Maryland
  • Coffee Nerds
  • Ingress (Resistance Agent:Mountaineer)
  • Christians
  • Stone Temple Consultants
Professionally

I'm an SEO geek working for the great Eric Enge as a senior marketing consultant at Stone Temple Consulting. I've worked with Fortune 50 brands, start-ups, and local businesses.

Recently, I've been working on difficult SEO problems including Penguin and Panda recoveries, SEO strategy, site redesigns and re-platforms. I'm become a student of semantic search so I can help my clients adapt as Google evolves. I also enjoy helping individuals and organizations improve their brands by building their influence and trust online.


Personally

I love hanging out with my wife and daughter, working on home improvement projects and going to West Virginia Mountaineer football games. I'm also an active member of the National Capital Area Chapter, WVU Alumni Association and past board member. I've lived in the Washington, DC area for over 15 years, but still call West Virginia home. My faith is important to me. I believe the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God. I recently started attending Germantown Baptist Church.

Anyway, reach out to me and say hello. I'm a pretty friendly guy!


Work
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Senior Marketing Consultant
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SEO, Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, Reputation Management, Web Analytics
Employment
  • Stone Temple Consulting
    Senior Marketing Consultant, 2011 - present
  • 123Print, Inc.
    Chief SEO and Social Media Geek, 2009 - 2011
  • WSI Web Marketing
    Director, Internet Marketing Services, 2007 - 2009
  • Autoscribe Corporation
    Internet Marketing Manager, 2000 - 2007
  • Autoscribe Corporation
    National Accounts Executive, 1998 - 2000
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Currently
Germantown, Maryland
Previously
Germantown, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Rockville, Maryland - Morgantown, West Virginia - Purgitsville, West Virginia
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Let's Get Crack'n Interview with the Head Crab
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More and more smart businesses are realizing that they ignore Google+ to their peril. Knowing the importance of search to getting found by t

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Your First 9 SEO Tasks - Plus Your Business
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Bewildered on how to get started with SEO? Here are your first 9 tasks to take on to setup an SEO optimized web site.

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Infinite scroll search-friendly ...
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:45 AM. Webmaster Level: Advanced Your site's news feed or pinboard might use infinite scroll—much to your u

Google validates that PR is SEO in patent filing
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Google validates that PR is SEO in patent filing. Read how Google uses PR in its search result computations.

New Mountaineer “Fired Up” for DC Golf Tournament -
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Ever wondered what a football team made up of some of the most influential figures in internet marketing would look like? Wonder no more!

A Few Things Google - Google Drive Presentations
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This Drive Deck ranges from a YouTube Guide to Google Plus Basics, this compilation of resources from Denis Labelle is on Google Plus. Googl

Duane Forrester’s 5 Keys to Improving Search Rankings
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Eric Enge: When a publisher comes to you and says, "What should I do to improve my SEO in rank well and Bing", how do you answer that questi

My new favorite restaurant in MoCo. Love the deviled eggs appetizer and the ribs with mustard/bbg sauce.
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Best steak sub ever. Never thought I'd find one I liked better that D'atri in Cumberland but this is it. Also, great fresh brewed sweet tea. It's not cheap but worth it.
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Love DD but this one has long lines and they sometimes close earlier than their posted hours. Still the best coffee in town.
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Great wings but the blue cheese dressing was very watery. Wife and father-in-law had cheese pizza. They loved the crust but thought the sauce could have been more flavorful. My daughter gave the kids pasta 2 thumbs up. Disappointed they didn't have fresh brewed iced tea. Service was excellent and the place is very clean.
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Don't let the outside appearance fool you (it's in a strip mall). It's pretty nice on the inside and the food and service is really good.
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