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Just under 2 weeks until I'm speaking at SMX London on the topic of App-Indexing will I see you there? #smx
SMX London Returns to Bishopsgate 18-19 May, 2016. Join us for two days of conference sessions on SEO, paid Search Engine Advertising, analytics & more!
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Find all of +Stone Temple Consulting best posts in one spot!
Share this page:Stone Temple Consulting has produced some of the most comprehensive studies of SEO and social media ever conducted. You can find them all listed here.
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So I got a spike of new Twitter followers who wants to guess if they are mostly fake? 
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I was searching for a tool to send a DM to all my followers at once (to tell them about my ebook).

I've found full fledged desktop software that enables you to automate tens of thousands of Twitter accounts. This is probably it.

Of course sending a legitimate DM to my audience is next to impossible. :-(
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Amazon is quietly eliminating list prices
The new approach comes as discounts both online and offline have become the subject of dozens of consumer lawsuits for being much less than they seem.
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Fake online reviews generated by unscrupulous marketers blanket the Internet these days. Although online review pollution isn't exactly a hot-button consumer issue, there are plenty of cases in which phony reviews may endanger one's life or well-being. This is the story about how searching for ...
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Nice work +Moz keep the upgrades coming!
 
5 Big Upgrades to Keyword Explorer

http://bit.ly/KWEUpgrades - A few weeks after launch, and we've already got some big new upgrades in KWE:
#1 - Suggestions filter for questions related to a keyword
#2 - Support for international volume data (not just US volume anymore)
#3 - Automatic keyword grouping in suggestions
#4 - 3X more lists for all accounts
#5 - Improved keyword difficulty score accuracy
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Questions from news publishers related to HTTP to HTTPS site moves....
 
We collected a few questions from news publishers related to HTTP to HTTPS site moves, but some of the answers are relevant to all webmasters who are considering going secure.
If you have more questions you'd like to see answered, we're listening!

Q: Should I move my site all at once to HTTPS, or bit by bit?
A: We recommend initially moving just a piece of the site to test any effects on traffic and search indexing. After that you can move the rest of your site all at once or in chunks.
When choosing the initial test section of the site, pick a section that changes less frequently and isn't significantly affected by frequent or unpredictable events.
Also keep in mind that while moving just one section is a great way to test your move, it's not necessarily representative of a whole site move when it comes to search. The more pages that you move, the more likely you'll encounter additional problems to solve. Careful planning can minimize problems.

Q: How long should I run my trial?
A: Plan for a few weeks to allow for crawling and indexing to pick up changes, plus time to monitor traffic.

Q: Even though we are starting with only a section, we plan to make the entire site available on HTTPS. To avoid indexing of the HTTPS content early, should we use redirects or rel=canonicals?
A: With redirects in place, you won't be able to test those pages from a technical point of view, so we'd recommend using rel=canonical.

Q: We reference our HTTP sitemaps in robots.txt. Should we update the robots.txt to include our new HTTPS sitemaps?
A: We recommend separate robots.txt files for HTTP and HTTPS, pointing to separate sitemap files for HTTP and HTTPS. We also recommend listing a specific URL in only one sitemap file.

Q: Which sitemap should map the section in the HTTPS trial?
A: You can create a separate sitemap just for the updated section of your site. This will enable you to track indexing of the trial section more precisely. Be sure not to duplicate these URLs in any other sitemaps, though.

Q: Are there any other specific things we need to add to the robots.txt for the HTTPS version?
A: No.

Q: Our HTTPS site redirects non-migrated pages back to HTTP. What should our sitemaps list? Should we list in our sitemaps both the HTTP and HTTPS URLs? What if in the test section the HTTP URLs redirect to HTTPS?
A: List all HTTP URLs in your HTTP sitemap, and all HTTPS URLs in your HTTPS sitemap, regardless of redirects when the user visits the page. Having pages listed in your sitemap regardless of redirects will help search engines discover the new URLs faster.

Q: If we set includeSubDomains in our HSTS header, which domains will that affect?
A: After you migrate your entire site to HTTPS, you can support HSTS preloading for extra security. To enable this, you must set the includeSubDomains directive in the HSTS header.
If the site www.example.com serves an HSTS header with includeSubdomains set, then it will apply to www.example.com and foo.www.example.com, but not example.com or foo.example.com.
Keep in mind however that HSTS adds complexity to your rollback strategy. Our recommendation is this:
1. Roll out HTTPS without HSTS first.
2. Start sending HSTS headers with a short TTL. Monitor your traffic both from users and other clients, and also dependants' performance, such as ads.
3. Slowly increase the HSTS TTL.
If HSTS doesn't affect your users and search engines negatively, you can, if you wish, ask your site to be added to the Chrome HSTS preload list (https://hstspreload.appspot.com/).

Q: We use a single Google News sitemap for our entire site. What do we do if we're migrating our site piece by piece?
A: If you want to use a Google News sitemap for the new HTTPS section, you will have to contact the News team (https://support.google.com/news/publisher/contact/update_domain) to let them know about the protocol change, and then in your HTTPS property in Search Console you can submit a new Google News sitemap (https://support.google.com/news/publisher/answer/74288) for each migrated HTTPS section of the site.

Q: Are there any specific recommendations for Google News Publisher Center (https://partnerdash.google.com/) with HTTPS migration?
A: Google News Publisher Center handles the HTTP->HTTPS moves transparently. In general you don't have to do anything from Google News perspective, unless you're also making use of News sitemaps. In that case, please get in touch with the News team and let them know about the change, https://support.google.com/news/publisher/contact/update_domain. You can also let the team know about changing sections, for example in case you're moving to HTTPS, you can specify that you're moving http://example.com/section to https://example.com/section .
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Each Selena Gomez's social posts are evidently worth $550k... but that sounds like a bargain for 200m+ followers
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Had a wonderful time presenting at Search Marketing Expo - SMX Advanced 2016 on Firebase App-Indexing here is my deck I presented #SMX #App-Indexing
Presented during SMX Advanced the presentation covered what you need to know about Firebase App Indexing implementation, impacts and insights learnt.
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SEO Product Manager
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Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Link Building, Digital Strategy, Affiliate Marketing, SEO, Web Analytics, Social Media
Employment
  • Marktplaats B.V
    SEO Product Manager, 2013 - 2016
  • MOZ
    Customer Advisory Board, 2012 - 2016
    Providing input on new features and concepts Moz is working on, and help them build out more awesome products!
  • Majestic
    Ambassador, 2013 - 2016
    I was invited to join their Ambassador program which involves being a volunteer Majestic product advocate, for any questions please visit http://blog.majestic.com/ambassadors/
  • 2dehands.be
    SEO Product Manager, 2013 - 2016
  • SEO Meetups
    Globalisation Chief, 2010 - present
    A monthly digital marketing industry meetup that runs across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide with over 1800 members. There are 2016 plans to expand to Europe, Asia and the USA so stay tuned!
  • Razorfish
    SEO Manager, 2012 - 2013
    Working from the Melbourne office on their Australian SEO projects.Responsibilities:Technical site analysisBack link strategy and implementationInternal link optimizationKeyword researchContent developmentMonitor, track, and report on natural search metrics, including trend analysisSocial media integrationSite change implementationSEO strategy development
  • Next Digital
    SEO Manager, 2011 - 2012
    To improve search engine visiblity for each of Next Digital's SEO clients and work with the marketing team to grow their SEO service line. Working from a technical SEO perspective with a focus on organic growth and increased conversions/sales for their clients.
  • The Lost Agency
    Marketing Director, 2007 - 2013
    The Lost Agency is a web analytics focused search consultancy that helps business get found online. Focusing on SME to Corporate clients and providing boutique assistance around Link Building, Web Analytics, Search Optimisation and Digital strategy consulting.
  • Compare broadband
    Web Marketing Manager, 2011 - 2011
    Responsibility over SEM campaigns, SEO, Social Media, Search Analytics and website conversions across the portfolio of VCA businesses.CompareBroadband,CompareCourses,CompareMobilePlans
  • TravelNetwork
    Founder, 2010 - 2015
  • WebCentral
    Websolutions Consultant, 2007 - 2007
    Outbound Sales Role proactive search for new customers and cross selling online tools & products to existing clients
  • TNT Express
    Internal Business Sales, 2007 - 2007
    Responsible for inner-city and Brisbane airport area of business. Focused on Prospecting Targets, Maintenance Guidelines, Growth Targets and to build and grown my businesses spending on TNT products
  • Diageo
    Customer Service Executive, 2006 - 2007
    Front line customer service support working in Head Office. Also undertook side projects working with Innovations Department on a project to improve loss prevention features retailers could implement.
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I play in the digital space and have been doing it since 1994 so I have a good understanding and interest in most topics so please engage with me and feel free to share and comment on anything I share via this channel. 

I started out in this industry in 2008 under The Lost Agency as a web analyst, since I started back then have worked with several web development companies and several marketing agencies. I've worked on projects focused on Google AdWords, Google Analytics, WebTrends, Facebook Advertising, Twitter Campaigns, Social Media Strategies, SEO Audits, SEO Technical Projects, Link Building Projects and Digital Strategies.

I usually try and blog over at Lost Press Marketing which is my main site but also can be found writing for several industry blogs when I get a good topic and some headspace to write a decent post. I also love promoting conferences and events and working to increase the number of interviews done with industry players.

I'm now based in Amsterdam working for Marktplaats which is part of ebay classifieds group.  Marktplaats is a leading Dutch classifieds platform for Autos, HolidaysServices, Daily Deals, Outlets and more!

I also work with the awesome and highly social team of 2dehands.be and 2ememain.be which is the largest free classifieds site in Belgium. I also have a travel website that I blog about my travels on Travel Network.

Also can you please ensure that you have some details on your profile and some links to your projects or social profiles so I can add you to the right circle. I don't add many people to my circles so please don't feel offended if we engage and I don't add you back.
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I started my own marketing agency, co-authored a book on marketing.... I've worked with some big brands and done some amazing SEO projects and now working in Europe for ebay classifieds group.
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New York - Brisbane - Melbourne - Cairns - London - Gold Coast
So I made the trek across London to grab breakfast at this place, I was a little worried when I saw the line out the front. The staff quickly informed me that it would be about 1 hours wait... I had a newspaper so I thought heck why not wait as I could smell the food from inside and it smelt amazing. After I finished the paper I had about 20 minutes left to wait long, of all the people that were waiting inline only one couple ended up giving up. I ended up going for the full Monty and fresh apple juice for breakfast which was quickly served. The bacon was simple amazing and the bread was good bit could have been a bit larger so it could fit the whole egg. I would recommend coming here for breakfast if you have time and just plan for a 45-90 minute wait but the food is worth it
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Ah I've been missing this place since I've left Australia and the funniest thing was that I was talking to a friend last night how awesome this place was. So happy to find it here in London of all places. I'd suggest the all berry bang it's kinda awesome
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I waited for 10 minutes at steak & Co bar to get served as the staff said wait at the bar until she table is free... After bar staff continued to avoid serving me I left and went elsewhere. I see the issue is that the management understaff the bar team which creates issues for customers who want to spend money while waiting.. It also means the bar doesn't run smoothly...
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
We ended up visiting this spot as it seemed like a good spot to eat, I ordered a juice but the waitress stated that I needed to show proof of age that I was over the age of 21. This was not an issue so I handed her my Dutch drivers license, she looked at it blankly and said what is this, I asked for an ID. I replied that yes this was a EU drivers license which I was advised was not good enough. I needed to provide a passport, US drivers license or military ID... there was several people in our group that didn't have our passports as how often do you take your passport out to dinner. The staff wouldn't budge on the issue, and advised me that I had to leave immediately because I couldn't prove I was over the age of 21. We ended up going another restaurant who had no issue that we only had drivers licenses to prove our proof of age. I felt humiliated at being asked to leave a restaurant when I had government issues identification and have never felt so much disrespect by a server. So if you don't have your passport and not a US citizen do not visit this venue!
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So I would have to say two main factors resulted in a low score. The first was the movie screen in cinema 2 was tiny by cinema standards which I wasn't aware of until I sat down to watch the film. The second most annoying issue was the air-conditioning was set on hell freezing over cold mode. During the whole movie part on my body felt that it was in the artic circle. When this issue was brought up to staff at the end of the movie they shrugged it off as no one else complained about it so it can't have been that bad. I joined in support of the other customers in stating my issues to the staff to which they didn't really seem to care. It was the last screening on a Friday night so they obviously may wanted us all to just shut up and leave. When customers go to the trouble of giving polite feedback it should be taken on board and not dismissed like the staff did.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
I ended up eating here after getting annoyed at the wait at Steak & Co... I waited for 10 minutes at steak & Co bar to get served as the staff said wait at the bar until she table is free... After bar staff continued to avoid serving me I left and went here. The staff greeted you at the entrance, I checked that they could make some food quickly as I had a 9pm movie session to see, they responded yes and quickly found me a spot to sit outside. I asked for some advice on should I go with the tagliatelle or ravioli and my waitress was happy to provide some advice. Based on her feedback I ended up ordering the Tagliatelle pasta with mushrooms and ham which was quickly prepared by the kitchen and I had sometime yo relax and enjoy my dinner with some time to spare. I noticed most other customers also seemed to be enjoying their food so I would recommend eating here if you are in the mood for some Italian.
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a great place to stop by for a trim when you are in town on business. Dave runs a traditional barber shop and takes great pride in his work. I stopped by to get a hair cut as I wanted to look great for a presentation I was doing later in the week.
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