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The appliances are taking over!
 
Smart Refrigerator exposes your Google account login: Internet of Things needs better security

Researchers demonstrated they could access a Google account login when on the same WiFi network as an internet-enabled refrigerator. The fridge displays the owner's Google Calendar.

They incorrectly implement SSL: when presented with an incorrect certificate, they fail to validate it. This lets someone on your network -- say, someone who's broken your wifi password -- to get your Google login. With more work, the researchers believe they could overwrite the fridge's firmware and the mobile app that lets you control it.

I think the bottom line is that if you do buy a Smart allowance, think twice before letting it sign in to any important account, at least until they can demonstrate better security.

More details:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150824/06411532041/internet-not-so-smart-things-samsungs-latest-smart-fridge-can-expose-your-gmail-password.shtml
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So...am I an SEO professional or is that just my cover?   #ingress   #seo   #Resistance  
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Sorry I didn't leave much for you to kill last weekend +Sean Epperson​. I'm sure it's rebuilt by now.
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User Behavior Data as Ranking Signal

IMO, +Dan Petrovic is putting out some of the best, most advanced, most well-researched content in the SEO field right now. If you haven't seen his post on User Behavior yet, check it out: https://moz.com/blog/user-behaviour-data-as-a-ranking-signal
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Guess what?  Links still matter!
 
Happy to Announce the Release of Search Engine Ranking Factors 2015 by +Moz
https://moz.com/blog/ranking-factors-2015

I'm excited to announce the results of Moz's biannual Search Engine Ranking Correlation Study and Expert Survey, a.k.a. Ranking Factors.

This is the largest study of this kind we've ever undertaken, including our Expert Survey of over 150 professional search marketers, and a ranking correlation survey of over 17,000 keywords.

In addition to the classic signals we've studied in the past, this time we worked with 3 data partners including +SimilarWeb +Ahrefs and +DomainTools to study additional correlations.

The Expert Survey also includes valuable insight into Google's broad algorithm, negative ranking factors, and the future of search.

Take a look, let us know what you think! https://moz.com/blog/ranking-factors-2015
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BAD reasons sites don't link out to other sites:

- Trying to hoard link juice
- Fear of sending visitors away from their site
- Fear of Google penalty

Here's why Google actually wants you to link out to others sites.

#SEO  
 
Why Linking Out Can Is Good For Your Site

This is the latest edition of Here's Why with Mark and Eric in which +Mark Traphagen and I talk about the benefits of linking to other sites.

Bottom line is that it's good for the users on your site, and things that are good for those users is also good for you.

And, as the search engines evolve, this could even be a positive ranking factor.

https://www.stonetemple.com/why-should-you-not-fear-linking-out-heres-why-with-mark-eric/
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The return of Google Authorship?
 
Reputation Scores to Replace PageRank?

A second patent in a series of patents that look like they are a replacement for Agent Rank, which seemed to disappear with the end of authorship markup at Google+.  This Authorized user approach would still use author images to indicate content from specific users of a social network in response to a specific query. 

This kind of reputation scoring could potentially be a replacement for PageRank.  The snippets that would accompany images of indidividuals would come from user profiles and user posts, comments, and responses in Google+.
Sometimes, I run across a patent that provides details on things that Google might do, but only hints at whether or not it might actually be implemented. A few years back in 2007, I wrote about a Google patent for Agent Rank, which described reputation scores for authors (to be used as an alternative to … Continue reading Is An Improved Version of Agent Rank Returning to Google? →
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+Clark Taylor LOL I can understand why.  Totes his thing.  But after almost 4-years of evangelizing Google Authorship, I'm gunshy. ;-)
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Want that coveted No. 1 spot on Google for a particular term? Here's how to write the kind of content that makes it happen!
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ummm...I don't know.

#hydroelectricity  
 
Funny question for a homeowner to ask.
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+Clark Taylor +Mark Traphagen The problem is that water is just as scarce as gas in some parts of the world!
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Edited: according to this article Niantic will not be under the umbrella of Alphabet: http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/12/9145693/niantic-labs-leaves-google-independent-ingress

Google augmented reality division, Niantic, becomes its own division as part of the Google restructuring. #Alphabet
 
Important Account Information: Niantic Labs is becoming an independent company.  We’ll be taking our unique blend of exploration and fun to even bigger audiences with some amazing new partners joining Google as collaborators and backers. Niantic will be building on the success of +Ingress, which has been downloaded more than 12M times, has attracted more than 250,000 people to live events around the world, and has inspired users to collectively walk the distance from the earth to the sun while playing, exploring and discovering.

Stay tuned at www.NianticLabs.com and our social channels for more information.

#IngressNews  
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Study: How to Maximize Your Google+ Engagement

In our latest +Stone Temple Consulting big data study, I looked at over 32,000 Google+ posts to find the post factors that most and least affect engagement (+1's, replies, and reshares).

Some of the results may surprise you!

The post includes a sharable "Here's Why" video that summarizes the study findings. We also compare the factors we found for Google+ to those we discovered for Twitter in an earlier study.

If you benefit from this study, the best way to say "thanks" is to share it with others! For that, we thank you!

Read the post at stonet.co/gplusengagement
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So sad...my favorite restaurant near my home is closed.

Cc +Dawn Studniarz​
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+Sam Chalker is was slow...a lot of people didn't even know there was a Silver Diner at the mall. Me too +Dawn Studniarz.  Going to miss kid's night with Mr. Funnyman!
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Pretty cool but I don't think they'll have my size.

#ingress #nerdfashion
 
For a limited time, you can order the original Weapons of Mass Distraction dress. If your size is not in stock, pre-orders are being taken until July 17th. Pre-orders will be shipped in 6-8 weeks.

http://happynerdcore.com/collections/1142247-ingress
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  • Potomac State College
    Computer Science
  • West Virginia University
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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!


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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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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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