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Leaf blower + paint roller + 2 rolls of TP = Tons of Fun
Toilet Paper Gun - I've got to have one of these.
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This is the kind of Spring we've had here in Maryland.
I decided to do yard work today.  It was 70 yesterday, 31 this morning.
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It snowed one day after >80 degree weather.  But, nothing is wrong with our weather, no sir.
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This is a must read for any serious SEO. My favorite is #4 - Google is broken...makes me lol. Great article +Eric Enge 

#seo #mythbusters
7 Modern Age SEO Myths

SEO is a field that is loaded with myths.  You can still find people who think that SEO is all about metatags. But, the last few years have brought us some new myths, which +Stone Temple Consulting's CEO +Eric Enge  summarizes here in his latest post on Forbes (link is below).

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Correlation does not equal causation. Thank God!

#seo #geekhumor

HT +Tom Fishburne
“Big Data Analytics” - new cartoon and post on correlation versus causation
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Funny, one of the top 10 reasons I couldn't work in corporate sales anymore was the idea that the co existence of two phenomena meant that one was the cause of the other.

Simpletons at the executive level would determine a causal relationship where there was none.

This was more to me than a minor irritant.

It was a major burden on the profit of the company. Not only were we required to spend time on activities that produced little, we were also NOT spending time on those activities that actually DID produce results.

In golf terms, it's a 2 shot swing.
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I agree.  It's definitely a once in a looooong while thing.
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In Your Face, Facebook! Google Launches +Post Ads

If you're wondering what Google +Post Ads are and why they're important for brands, this +Eric Enge article on Forbes will provide a simple explanation.

For a more detailed summary of just how big of a deal this is for Google and how truly revolutionary +Post Ads are, check out +Mark Traphagen's article on Linkedin ( As Mark explains, Google figured out how to monetize Google+ without cluttering it up with ads like Facebook.
Why +Post ads are Important For Brand Pages

Here is my take on the +Post ads program from Google.  I think this is a brilliant move by Google to draw new users into the platform.  Brands will use this program to drive their content marketing program, and in the process create exposure to Google+ to a whole new generation of users.

Here is the article:

Thanks to +martin shervington and +Mark Traphagen for their clear thinking on this new development from the Google + team.  And, Watch for the May 1 edition of the #DMEShow  that will feature +Christian Ashlock who is the product manager for +Post ads at Google!
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Are Hangouts Disruptive Technology? Uh, yeah!

I so wanted to watch this live! This isn't so much a book review of Google+ Hangouts for Business by +David Amerland as it is an in depth discussion about how Hangouts can "make brands more personal and make people more like brands." 

As +Mark Traphagen points out in this HOA, Hangouts allow any of us to become media producers. Or at a minimum we can meet with people more personally.

Another great Hangout you've put together +Eric Enge!
+Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen host +David Amerland, the author of the G+ Hangouts for Business book, and +Ronnie Bincer, the Hangout Helper.

The show will air at 12:30 PM EDT (Boston time) on Monday April 14th.
Just say YES to get access to the video for live viewing, or later viewing.

The YouTube link is: G+ Hangouts for Business - The Book

Also, INVITE others (please)!  Or SHARE the event with others.  Your help in promotion is much appreciated!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Eric Enge. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Hangouts On Air

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+Clark Taylor thank you so much for sharing this and, as always, "Mark is right". HOAs democratize what primarily used to be a means of communication controlled by few. 
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Great new mobile photo sharing features being rolled out to +Gmail
You can now save time and insert your Auto Backup photos into a +Gmail message on the web using the new Insert Photo button. Plus, you’ll have even more control over how your photos look since you can now resize inline images by dragging on any corner. These new features are rolling out today in Gmail on the web.
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I'm excited to see the new wave of Google updates coming to the app platform this summer. Should be awesome.
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Power outage for no apparent reason in Germantown, Maryland.

What's up Pepco? 
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Jeez, I know that doesnt come cheap. A generator that can power a whole home is a pretty pricy object.
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Craft brewed coffee? No thank you. Mine's just fine as it is.
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I take your hookup +Josh Trout. Love trying new coffees. I've been using Mayorga (roasted in Rockville) for the past year. It's available at some local Costco's but they usually don't have many choices in blends.
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SEO, Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, Reputation Management, Web Analytics
  • 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
Germantown, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Rockville, Maryland - Morgantown, West Virginia - Purgitsville, West Virginia
Marketing Geek, Mountaineer, Husband, Daddy, Believer
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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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.


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!

  • West Virginia University
    Business Administration
  • Potomac State College
    Computer Science
  • West Virginia University
    1986 - 1989
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!).
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Good
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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.
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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.
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Used this Chick-fil-A to cater my wife's birthday party. This food was very good and my guests seemed to love it. The only negative is that when picking up the food, the restaurant was very busy and I had to wait until someone had time to help me. I called the order in advance. But I recommend not picking up catering orders near lunch time. I also eat breakfast here on a regular basis. Love the sausage breakfast burrito. I would probably get breakfast here more frequently if the coffee was better.I prefer coffee from McDonand's, Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. Also, it's kind of annoying when they ask me if I'm eating in or taking it with me and they stick my meal in a bag regardless of what I tell them. I've been to many Chick-fil-A's in this area and other areas and the one thing that always stands out is how polite the employees are. This Chick-fil-A is below average on friendliness. Some employees are very friendly and others are not.
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