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Eric Van Buskirk
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Back In The Day there was no blabbing in open workspaces.  Get a private room, people. What happened? The last 2 co-working spaces I've been were louder than Starbucks.  I hope that's not the future.  Remember libraries?  Wasn't the idea to respect people's need for concentration?  Can we concentrate without music/earphones if their are constant simultaneous conversations? Do you remember a librarian saying "please whisper"?  Sometimes we don't want earphones and need to concentrate intensely. 
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After overseeing the Backinko 1 mm keyword study I'm pumped to do my next data case study, again using Google SERPS. This post is about one study that is crying out to be done, and which I've done on a smallish scale: using GOOG organic results to understand keywords for AdWords buyers. There's gold in them there hills. http://clickstream.cc/reverse-engineering-google-humingbird-for-adwords/
Why are AdWords buyers still using related keyword tools? Why are they relying on Google keyword planner which doesn’t have a robust LSI (latent semantic indexing) algorithm as employed for Google’s Hummingbird algorithm? The problem with PPC “related keywords” and research tactics Not showing strength of relationship: why does “basketball” show as top 5 related to …
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This is a real email I just sent to my extended family. Happy holidays! I'm in great spirits, myself, in spite of all you read here.

Family,

Most of you now know that on two days in a row my flight was cancelled and the airline "couldn't" put me on a later flight in the day to VT even with their “partner” airlines. I'm often unsuccessful with my dry humor via email, but please understand this is me: dry and perhaps over the top, an alternative way of looking at a time of year I am VERY exited about this year (and is two day away).

If you didn’t hear, I didn’t not go to the airport, and got notice in advance. So, I’ve just promised American Airlines for the third time over the Web as I checked in again that I will not bring hazardous materials on the flight. I guess after three verifications they can really nail someone who is not honest and the screening process is now awesomely effective. That's a upside here.

Tomorrow we find out if it's true "third time's the charm." If it's not, indicating 3 strikes, you're out!...If indeed that happens, American Airlines will have the wrath of God come down on them vicariously: through ME. I know, this might sound blasphemous to say I can find a way to vicariously work through God himself, but I feel the power is attainable if it's 3 strikes vs. 3rd time charm. I’m thinking at least God can coordinate with Santa to have children of the senior management get coal in their stocking this year.

In seriousness, since this time it's the morning flight, I think it's much less likely they'll kill the flight for the entire day vs. delaying it for hours as would happen in countries like Sudan or Cambodia which have more reliable airlines. Granted the aforementioned countries may be less reliable with respect to number of people that die, in the air or hitting the ground, while using their services.

I'd like to say that 3rd world countries or socialist countries have worse problems, in the case of the latter because the state has no competition-- just as AA Airlines has no competition for this route after buying US Air so doesn't care about malfeasance toward flyers. My experience, however, after traveling in 30 countries, is this is the first time ever when a flight was canceled two days a row when the weather was fine, with visibility over 200 yards, but prepare yourself for this.....THICK CLOUD COVER and LIGHT RAIN!

At least I know the flying safety in this country hasn't faltered with the other disasters in the industry.

This email is not meant as sour grapes! I'm just trying to generating some dry humor and fun from an otherwise frustrating situation. I mostly didn’t want to miss a chance to visit my fantastic Mom after looking forward to being with her immediately after her (very minor) surgery which went so well.

Love to you all. Looking forward to celebrating Xmas side by side, and to those of you not by my side, please consider the merits of the horse and buggy/sled this time of year.
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As I understand it, Saturday is the first +The New York Times front-page editorial since 1920: it calls for an end to America's gun epidemic.

As a media guy, that blows my mind.

How to deal with Great Depression
USA should enter WWII?
Right to abortion vs. no right
Vietnam War
Iraq War

....All of these, to name just a few— they did not seem as blatantly in need of speaking out for or against because none were a situation that's so depraved. I agree with this being a first in since 1920. You can take a stance on many of the other huge issues of the last 100 years and have at least a minuscule semblance of logic behind you. There is NO logic behind the NRA's ownership of politicians and citizens' acceptance.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/end-the-gun-epidemic-in-america.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-top-region&region=opinion-c-col-top-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-top-region
​It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.
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Damn I miss office cubicles soooooo much! #DigitalNomad #Vietnam #NhaTrang
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NASA isn't going to Mars just yet. Maybe not even ever. There's a lot that can or won't happen in the next 15-20 years. Let's take a look at three myths about the space agency's Martian ambitions. - CJ
Three myths about the space agency's Martian ambitions.
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I just hit the publish button on this today. I hope to write more on the topic. I'm fascinated by how new tech can be "re-purposed" to better serve those with vision, hearing, or cognitive disabilities. If you didn't know, right now us web-tech folks are doing a poor job at making content available to them.
By: Eric Van Buskirk People often dislike voice command searches because they’re lousy for multitasking. Perhaps we’ll learn that mega multitasking is not productive, but even when performing one easy and one complex function simultaneously, voice commands create a challenge. The technology is not the problem, and Google’s word error rates are down to 8% as of …
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All about our the 1 Million search results study I oversaw for Backlinko.  This is a fantastic new look at the results, some of it re-states what Brian (Dean) wrote.  Some of it gives some new perspective.  
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President Obama drew lines this week that he has not drawn before, setting the stage for real change.
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This is how demigods win power. Don't be stupid. Don't listen to demigods.
It’s the trope on Trump: He’s authentic, a straight-talker, less scripted than traditional politicians. That’s because Donald Trump doesn’t let facts slow him down. Bending the truth or being unhampered by accuracy is a strategy he has followed for years.
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Sr. Account Manager, North America , SEMrush
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SEO, Social Media, PPC, Inbound Marketing
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  • Tweet Philadelphia
    Digital Media Data Analyst, 2011 - present
  • SEMrush
    2013 - present
  • VIUS
    Director of Business Development, 2012 - 2013
  • Tweet
    2015
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Prague - Philadelphia, PA - Boston, MA - Chicago, IL - New York, NY - Cebu, Philippines - Saratoga Springs, NY
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I do data, very big data, for analysis of Web search
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I help organizations leverage the SEMrush industry leading database of 95,000,000+ keywords and 48,000,000+ domains for competitive analysis. I work with the best known Internet companies, Fortune 500s, and other organizations looking to maximize their SEO and SEM budgets.

Does data sound desirable? Our API intriguing? Integration anyone? Please reach out to me at SEMrush about integrations or custom reports.

I publish a large resouces about the intersection of SEO and Social Media, Clickstream.cc.  

ClickStream Marketing, Inc. was an Interactive agency I owned and ran for three years.  It employed 15 people.  It is a Phoenix, having risen again in January, 2016.

I worked for two dotcom companies before the speculators killed the Web, temporarily, in 2000: Delphi.com and Smartage.com.  

I've been a serious photographer since 1993.  My website, Border Crossing, was on the Web in one incarnation or another since 1995 (on its current domain since 1996).  I've sold my prints on a limited basis.

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At Delphi.com, built partnership with Hasbro, finalist for best online community for New England's Interactive Media trade group, MIMC
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  • Skidmore College
    Psychology, 1994 - 1988
  • Boston University
    MS Mass Communication, 1994 - 1996
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The guys and gals the run A_Space know what it means to be both classy and creative in the community they've created. I'm looking forward to going back and working alongside people from the Philippines and other countries from from every continent (OK, maybe they don't get folks from Antartica?)
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Worst company I've ever paid for service, and I'm in my 40s. Blows my mind that I subsidize their corporate taxes in Philadelphia and they still have far worse tech and customer service/support to ANY internet provider I've seen other reviews for in a metro area.
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Hand's down the best place to buy quality clothes at a steep discount. Don't expect to find everything. Go in and look in all major sections. I haven't seen a comparable store in Boston, NYC, Chicago. I have no idea about the women's section.
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Only a few dollars more than a simple sushi spot and you get far better quality food and decor
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