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Clark Taylor
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Figured this would happen!

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Yahoo's gains from its Firefox deal didn't make it into a third month. The company lost some share, even, due likely to switchback to Google.
Yahoo couldn't maintain gains from previous months and small "switchback" losses to Google likely to erode share more in the coming months.
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Search quality matters I assume.
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Yes, average sites can be included in Google's Answer Boxes too! Another great study by +Stone Temple Consulting.

HT +Eric Enge 

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50% of the Sites Google Uses in Rich Answer Boxes Have a Domain Authority Less than 60

This was one of the more interesting findings from our study of Google's Knowledge Graph. Yes, Wikipedia is the most frequently referenced site, and the Domain Authority sites are used in 52% of the rich answer results.  But, if you just look at the 19,004 domains we found that Google references in their rich answers (AKA direct answers or knowledge boxes), 9515 of the domains that got attribution links were from pretty average authority sites.

http://stonet.co/RichAnswers
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Thanks +Clark Taylor!
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#8 Sign of a Bad SEO Firm: They Focus on Site Submissions or Listings

In our current #QuickTip series we're going through Eric Enge's "12 Signs of a Bad SEO Firm"

Eric says: "This is pure spam. Just delete any such proposal on the spot."

Read all 12 Signs at >> http://stonet.co/BadSEOFirm

Pin all 12 from >> https://www.pinterest.com/MarkTraphagen/12-signs-of-a-bad-seo-agency/

Watch this profile every weekday at 11AM EST for another!
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Basics of a mobile website for SMBs
Join us for a 4-part web series on making great mobile sites for your small and medium businesses. Learn the correct configurations, go-to tools and optimization strategies to make a big impact on both your customers and search engines. Invite your company's web developers, webmasters, decision-makers and marketers. We'll see you soon!

1. Learn the tools: PageSpeed Insights, Mobile-Friendly Test and Mobile-Usability
http://goo.gl/qpDvR7

2. Bring it in: Viewports, zoom and plugins
http://goo.gl/dWHqQq

3. Focus on the user: Tap targets, margins and font sizes
http://goo.gl/tQYS7w

4. Set it right: Redirects and canonicals
http://goo.gl/6y7Twi

#MobileMadness #mobilefriendly 
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Mountaineer Mayhem!

Leading the nation in steals, forced turnovers and offensive rebounds. Now, if we could just shoot the ball a little better we'd be hard to beat.

#wvu #westvirginia #PressVirginia

HT +ESPN​
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Mountaineers UPSET Kansas in Morgantown!

A great night to be a Mountaineer!

#wvu #PressVirginia #westvirginia
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If we could shoot the ball just a little bit +Christopher Boyer they'd be down right scary!
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OMG! Who came up with this racket?

And the line is out the door. My daughter is getting her doll's ears pierced ($16). The things we do for our kids...

#suckers #americangirl 
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I love it

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Ok, this might actually make me want to get a smartwatch!

Google bringing Ingress to Android Wear.

#ingress   #android   #androidwear  
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+GoToMeeting is getting a much improved design for Windows.  Looks really nice!
New look, fewer clicks. Sure, the modern new design looks good, but we also moved all the most critical features—mute, share your screen, turn on your webcam, record—within one click. Your meeting, your way. Put the GoToMeeting control panel anywhere you want. Push it to the opposite side, ...
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Had the best Uber driver ever. Made the 40 min ride from +Stone Temple Consulting​ seem like 10.
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Resharing your content isn't spammy...though it could be if you over-do it. 

HT +Mark Traphagen 
 
If you only share something once, or a few times, the majority of your followers won’t see it
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Nice reshare!
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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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Germantown, Maryland
Previously
Germantown, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Rockville, Maryland - Morgantown, West Virginia - Purgitsville, West Virginia
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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
  • SEO
  • Social Media
  • Plusers
  • Geeks
  • Internet Marketing
  • Mountaineers
  • Washington, DC
  • West Virginia University Alumni
  • Germantown, Maryland
  • Coffee Nerds
  • Ingress (Resistance Agent:Mountaineer)
  • Christians
  • Stone Temple Consultants
Professionally

I'm an SEO geek, social media and Google+ evangelist working for the great Eric Enge as a principal marketing consultant at Stone Temple Consulting. I've worked with Fortune 50 brands, start-ups, local businesses and previously as an in-house SEO.

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, currently serving as a board member. I created and manage the chapter's Google+ page and have setup several private communities. I've lived in the Washington, DC area for over 14 years, but still call West Virginia home. I guess some might say I'm religious. I believe the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God. I recently started attending Trinity United Methodist Church in Germantown.

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


Education
  • West Virginia University
    Business Administration
  • Potomac State College
    Computer Science
  • West Virginia University
    1986 - 1989
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GoToMeeting for Windows Reveals New, Reimagined Design
www.gotomeeting.com

New look, fewer clicks. Sure, the modern new design looks good, but we also moved all the most critical features—mute, share your screen, tu

Google’s Knowledge Vault is The Future of Search | Eric Enge | LinkedIn
www.linkedin.com

Currently, Google’s Knowledge Graph is supplying a vast amount of content to users within PC and mobile search results. It has embraced the

Let's Get Crack'n Interview with the Head Crab
www.wvualumni.org

About John WallsJohn has been a WV NCAC Board member for the past two years, and is a 1978 graduate of the WV Journalism School. He worked i

Chromecast
market.android.com

Chromecast is an easy way to enjoy online video, music and more on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartpho

Google+ Services
www.stonetemple.com

More and more smart businesses are realizing that they ignore Google+ to their peril. Knowing the importance of search to getting found by t

Resistance Medallions | Quexser
quexser.com

UPDATE. Thanks for the response, I just wanted you all to know I have been watching and trying yo keep count. As of now I believe we have th

Ingress
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✮ Top Game of 2013 at Google Play Player's Choice Awards. ✮ Best Android Strategy Game Runner-up at Android Central Best of 2013 Awards ✮ On

Your First 9 SEO Tasks - Plus Your Business
www.plusyourbusiness.com

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 ...
googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com

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
www.shiftcomm.com

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 -
www.wvualumni.org

About John WallsJohn has been a WV NCAC Board member for the past two years, and is a 1978 graduate of the WV Journalism School. He worked i

SEO FC: The Internet Marketing 11
www.top5seo.co.uk

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
www.stonetemple.com

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

Google Search Can Now Take Photos, Videos, On Your Android Phone
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So you want to take a quick photo or video with your Android phone? It just got a bit easier, at least for those who like to tell their phon

My truck broke down in a remote area of WV on a Sunday evening. This shop was recommended by my brother who helped me get it towed to Valley Servicecenter. They didn't have a key drop so I left my key with my brother who dropped the key off the following day. I talked to Chris about the symptoms and we both expected a blown plug. Turns out we were right. I was expecting that he'd need to use a helicoil kit to repair but was lucky the threads we're not stripped and the repair was to simply replace the plug and the damaged coil. The repair cost me less than $150 and was turned around quickly even though I didn't have an appointment. I believe Chris is an honest mechanic and if he were closer to my home, I'd go to him first (though I do have a mechanic in my area who I also trust).
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Worst. Panera. Ever. 30+ mins to get our food. The manager did come over to apologize after we finished out meal. He said 3 people didn't show up for work and they had been short staffed all day.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Spent 3 nights here for the ClickZ Live conference earlier this month. Hard to find anything to complain about in this place other than the rate. But it's New York, right? Initially the elevator system is a shock but once you understand it you'll wonder why all large hotels don't do it the same way. The location in Times Square couldn't be better. Like most people, I do wish Internet access was included. At $300++ per night, you'd think that would be covered.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Love the Jamaican blend the most. My favorite coffee now for over a year. Wish Costco had more blends to choose from. Haven't tried ordering online but may try that next.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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Very good steak sub and reasonable beer prices for NYC. Just a couple of blocks from Times Square right around the corner from all the chain restaurants.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I have a real problem trusting auto mechanics but I really do trust Auto Masters. My wife and I have both had minor repair work done here and I feel we got quality repairs at a reasonable price. The shops we used to take our cars to usually require an appointment more than a week in advance. Both times we've used Auto Masters we've been able to get our cars in for an appointment within a couple of days.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Carabba's is one of our go-to places in Germantown. It was recently remodeled and has a much more open feel than before. Our food is consistently good and 90% of the time we go here we get excellent service. My wife likes the spiedino de mari and I usually the the veal marsala. My daughter just gets pizza or or spaghetti with butter. Regardless, I always get the sausage and lentil soup (Awesome!).
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago