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Clark Taylor
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Attended West Virginia University
Lives in Germantown, Maryland
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Up early to see this on my last full day of summer vacation.

#sunrise
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Eliminating Duplicate Content in Faceted Navigation with Ajax/JSON/JQuery
My Latest Column for Moz

In my latest column for the +Moz blog, I help sites deal with a classic SEO problem: Navigation schemes that are good for users but may create problems with search engines.

In this post I outline how you can use JavaScript solutions to more completely eliminate the problem altogether.

Read it now at http://stonet.co/FacetedNavDupes
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Google algo update apparently rolling out.
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Thanks +Ricky Crites​! You're OK for a frog! :)
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Finally arrived after several weather delays. In town for +Stone Temple Consulting​ company meeting.
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Day 2 without internet or phone. Working from Corner Bakery. 
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Yeah...I did need a change of venue +Jeff Miller​ but this forced me into it. I missed my external monitors mostly. Internet back on at home now!
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Thanks +JetBlue.  This was probably my only bad experience.  Things happen!
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Dear all, 

Please be mindful with noindex directives and remember that most search engines will honour it, even if it's in the BODY element.

Check your includes, make sure you're not injecting in the DOM a noindex directive! I found the easiest way to do this is with the Chrome Dev tools: open it up on the page you want to check, hit Ctrl+F (or Cmd+F for those who like fruity flavours), and then type noindex. Nothing found? Great!
If you find something like this:
<meta name="robots" value="noindex" />

Probably not so great. Maybe fix?

Gary out.
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+Mark Traphagen​ showing off +Stone Temple Consulting​'s marketing successes from the past year.
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You should see some of our DIY standing desks +Ben Landers​!
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Great question posed by +Mark Traphagen​. Forcing your company to use your mobile site only for a week might make you want to make some changes.

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What would happen if you were forced to use only the mobile version of your own site. Would it make you change anything?
Desk jockeys at the New York Times are about to get a lesson on the importance of mobile -- whether they like it or not.Next week, the company will temporarily block access to the nytimes.com homepage on desktop computers at its headquarters, according to an email sent to staff Friday. Employees that try to access the desktop site will receive a message prompting them to switch over to phones or tablets.
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  • West Virginia University
    Business Administration
  • Potomac State College
    Computer Science
  • West Virginia University
    1986 - 1989
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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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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!


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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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Rockville, Maryland - Morgantown, West Virginia - Purgitsville, West Virginia
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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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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

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.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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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 - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago