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Is your website traffic converting to sales or leads? Get the most out of your traffic. #SEO   #websitetraffic   #conversionoptimization  
If a tree falls in the woods, but no one hears it - did it really fall? If your page gets traffic, but no one coverts - did anyone really see it?
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Have any of you seen any effects of the Google Mobile Algorithm Update yet? #googlealgorithm  
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Outstanding findings here. This is a must read for any #seo
 
Volume Nine CEO +Chuck Aikens sheds his insight on the top mistakes websites are making and how they effect the SEO value of the site.

Would your site pass an SEO audit? #SEO #SEOtips 
SEO audits identify what needs to be done to improve a site's traffic, boost conversions & increase revenue. Find the biggest SEO audit wins & fails here.
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The company I work with +volume9inc has a few open positions for SEOs / digital marketers that we're trying to fill. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for one of these positions, let me know! I've been with the V9 team since April, and absolutely love it. This group of professionals is innovative, intelligent, and nailing it with their digital marketing expertise. Check it!
 
#Hiring  - Talented Digital Marketers in Denver! We have a few open positions with wide ranges of experience - check them out today: http://bit.ly/v9careers #SEOjobs   #SocialMediaJobs   #digitalmarketingjobs  
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Hide your kids. Hide your wives...Penguin 3.0 is coming. 
Our experts expect some big Google algorithm updates in the near future that could have very large implications for your search rankings. Find out more!
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Great article from +Chuck Aikens 
Ever heard of growth hacking? This method of fueling new user growth is only a few years old, but it has already influenced a vast amount of online marketing and web ...
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Project management is no cakewalk. From crushing deadlines to strangling budgets, there is no arguing with the fact that project management is downright brutal. In my experience, one of the best ways to view the task of project management is from the perspective of studies and statistics.
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After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family.  Yeah, I know you've heard that line before.  We give a lot to our jobs.  I certainly did.  And while I am not looking for sympathy, I want to share my thought process because so many people struggle to strike the right balance between work and personal life.

This story starts last fall. A very early morning last September, after a whole night of climbing, looking at the sunrise on top of Africa - Mt Kilimanjaro. Tamar (my wife) and I were not only enjoying the summit, but on such a clear day, we could see in the distance, the vast plain of the Serengeti at our feet, and with it the calling of all the potential adventures Africa has to offer. (see exhibit #1 - Tamar and I on Kili).

And Tamar out of the blue said "Hey, why don't we just keep on going". Let's explore Africa, and then turn east to make our way to India, it's just next door, and we're here already. Then, we keep going; the Himalayas, Everest, go to Bali, the Great Barrier Reef... Antarctica, let's go see Antarctica!?" Little did she know, she was tempting fate.

I remember telling Tamar a typical prudent CFO type response- I would love to keep going, but we have to go back. It's not time yet, There is still so much to do at Google, with my career, so many people counting on me/us - Boards, Non Profits, etc

But then she asked the killer question: So when is it going to be time? Our time? My time? The questions just hung there in the cold morning African air. 

A few weeks later, I was happy back at work, but could not shake away THE question: When is it time for us to just keep going? And so began a reflection on my/our life. Through numerous hours of cycling last fall (my introvert happy place) I concluded on a few simple and self-evident truths:

First, The kids are gone.  Two are in college, one graduated and in a start-up in Africa. Beautiful young adults we are very proud of. Tamar honestly deserves most of the credit here. She has done a marvelous job. Simply marvelous. But the reality is that for Tamar and I, there will be no more Cheerios encrusted minivan, night watch because of ear infections, ice hockey rinks at 6:00am. Nobody is waiting for us/needing us. 

Second, I am completing this summer 25-30 years of nearly non-stop work (depending on how you wish to cut the data). And being member of FWIO, the noble Fraternity of Worldwide Insecure Over-achievers, it has been a whirlwind of truly amazing experiences. But as I count it now, it has also been a frenetic pace for about 1500 weeks now. Always on - even when I was not supposed to be. Especially when I was not supposed to be. And am guilty as charged - I love my job (still do), my colleagues, my friends, the opportunities to lead and change the world.

Third, this summer, Tamar and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. When our kids are asked by their friends about the success of the longevity of our marriage, they simply joke that Tamar and I have spent so little time together that "it's really too early to tell" if our marriage will in fact succeed. 
If they could only know how many great memories we already have together. How many will you say? How long do you have? But one thing is for sure, I want more. And she deserves more. Lots more.

Allow me to spare you the rest of the truths. But the short answer is simply that I could not find a good argument to tell Tamar we should wait any longer for us to grab our backpacks and hit the road - celebrate our last 25 years together by turning the page and enjoy a perfectly fine mid life crisis full of bliss and beauty, and leave the door open to serendipity for our next leadership opportunities, once our long list of travels and adventures is exhausted.

Working at Google is a privilege, nothing less. I have worked with the best of the best, and know that I am leaving Google in great hands. I have made so many friends at Google it's not funny. Larry, Sergey, Eric, thank you for friendship. I am forever grateful for letting me be me, for your trust, your warmth, your support, and for so much laughter through good and not so good times.

To be clear, I am still here. I wish to transition over the coming months but only after we have found a new Googley CFO and help him/her through an orderly transition, which will take some time. 

In the end, life is wonderful, but nonetheless a series of trade offs, especially between business/professional endeavours and family/community. And thankfully, I feel I’m at a point in my life where I no longer have to have to make such tough choices anymore. And for that I am truly grateful. Carpe Diem.


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"An SEO audit can analyze your site to determine where problems are and provide the best solution." Volume Nine CEO, Chuck Aikens, weighs in on SEO mistakes in an article by Search Engine Guide: http://www.searchengineguide.com/jayson-demers/the-6-seo-mistakes-your-business-cant-af.php #SEO #SearchEngineGuide
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I'm thrilled to be part of an organization that values and drives this kind of innovation. +Chuck Aikens +volume9inc 
About a year ago, Rand from Moz wrote this article about the T-Shaped Marketer. Ever since I read it, I have spent time thinking about this both on an individual level for an SEO expert, as well as from an overall perspective for an organization that is focused on SEO. So, in this post I would like to talk about what the ‘T-Shaped Marketer’ concept means for Volume Nine.  First and foremost, we are a service organization. That means our consisten...
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Good perspective on #remotework. Completely agree!
People will often ask us if we have an office or when we plan to get one. Our immediate response is that we have no plans to get an office for TeamGantt. The reason is that we wouldn't get anything done! Ok, maybe we would get some things done, but we wouldn't be nearly as productive as we are ...
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  • Volume 9
    Senior SEO Specialist, 2014 - present
  • Threlfall Consulting LLC
    Owner, 2008 - present
  • Sharefaith
    VP of Marketing, 2009 - 2014
  • AudienceBloom
    SEO Manager, 2013 - 2014
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