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More details on Google Mobile algo update coming April 21. If you don't know about this and you depend on mobile traffic from Google Search, this is important!
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It's a great night to be a Mountaineer wherever you may be!

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Will April 21 Be a Disaster for Your Mobile SEO Traffic?

That's the day that Google turns up the dial on mobile friendliness as a ranking factor. If you have not already made your site mobile friendly time is running out to get it done.

The first of the 3 links below is an interview of me by Chris Bell of DidIt, in which I talk about this issue, as well as some thoughts on the fate of Google Plus!

The second two links are resources from Google to help you with getting mobile-friendly.

http://www.didit.com/eric-enge-on-421-mobilegeddon-google-plus-and-google-as-fact-checker/
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/helping-users-find-mobile-friendly-pages.html
https://www.google.co.uk/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
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Isn't it funny how cheap ass looking rims are now cool?
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Give me plastidip or give me something that actually looks good.

Though I gotta say, there are loads of regions where, in the winter, people apparently replace their nice wheels with "steelies". I'd never heard about it until joining a few auto mechanic reddit groups...
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Via +Jennifer Slegg -> Major WordPress Exploit Affecting Sites using WordPress SEO by Yoast - update those plugins ASAP!
The major exploit has been discovered in the extremely popular SEO WordPress plugin, WordPress SEO by Yoast. All WordPress blogs that are currently using this SEO plug-in need to upgrade to the latest version. This exploit means that blogs using WordPress and this plugin are vulnerable to a Blind SQL Injection. This particular exploit requires …
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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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I don't think it should be surprising that Google sees pasted links (there's no actual link in the HTML) as links. The question is what is the value if any? My guess is Google treats it as a nofollowed link or a mention.

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Proof Non-Linking URLs Are Seen as Links?

Are non-linking URLs (pasted URLs) seen as links by Google? There’s long been chatter and rumor that they do among various members of the SEO community. I found something the other day that seems to confirm this.

Take a look for yourself and you be the judge. #seo  
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+Mark Traphagen we are considering this for an IMEC Labs test. In fact, +AJ Kohn reached out to +Rand Fishkin and I to discuss that.  Could be the very next test!
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Google clarifies doorway pages and warns that sites with large and well-established doorway pages might soon be punished.

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Google will try to confirm the next Penguin refresh or update says +John Mueller of Google.
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This is what happens when you redesign or replatform a website and THEN think about SEO!
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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...

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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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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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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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Google’s Knowledge Vault is The Future of Search | Eric Enge | LinkedIn
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Currently, Google’s Knowledge Graph is supplying a vast amount of content to users within PC and mobile search results. It has embraced the

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Chromecast
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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
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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

Resistance Medallions | Quexser
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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
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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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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
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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

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

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 - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
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 - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago