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Grant Simmons
Works at Homes.com
Attended West Hatch Tech
Lives in Norfolk, VA
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Wow Grant - love your new boat!
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"My Brain Hurts!" and other shenanigans attributed to Monty Python that help explain the intricacies of Search Marketing.
#DeadParrot   #SpamSpamSpamSpam   #WhatHaveTheRomansEverDoneForUs   #CheeseShop   #IsThisTheRightRoomForAnArgument  #NoOneExpectsTheSpanishInquisition
What kind of SEO takeaways can you get from classic Monty Python sketches?
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Great! Understand through associated context.
 
Beginners Guide to Google+ (AWESOME!)
This is a super quick guide for anyone looking to get started...

http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/beginners-guide-google-plus/
#googleplustips   #learngoogleplus  
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Cool Google awesome photos took some distractions out of the pic.
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Luv'ly sunset sail @SailNauticus Norfolk, VA
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Great marketing requires a great understanding of your audience.
Few insights into my up-coming presentation at #ClickZ Live in NYC
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My first blog for Homes.com and its cooking (not search) related.
Hope it drives traffic anyway :-)
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Chestnuts (Not) Roasting on an Open Fire | A Real Estate News & Tips Blog
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+Sail Nauticus luv'ly evening in the water #Sailing #Norfolk
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OBX sunshine & catching up with old friends. Priceless.
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Friday after work sail, enjoying the company of fair winds and schooners out on the Elizabeth River!
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Search Marketing, Marketing Strategist incl. SEO, SEM, Social and helping define what's next.
Skills
SEO, Search Marketing, Online Marketing, Marketing, Online Strategy, Sailing
Employment
  • Homes.com
    VP of Search Marketing, 2014 - present
  • The Search Agency
    Director, SEO & Social Product, 2008 - 2014
  • Instant Estimator
    VP Marketing, 2005 - 2013
  • Diamond Resorts International
    VP Global eCommerce, 2008 - 2008
  • Simmonet Marketing
    Owner / Creative Director, 2001 - 2008
  • Club Med
    Chef de Moi Meme, 1987 - 1992
  • TGIF Productions, Inc.
    Senior Producer, 1994 - 2001
  • Rottnest Lodge Resort
    Bar Manager, 1986 - 1987
  • Bradwell Sailing Center
    Sailing Instructor, 1974 - 1982
  • Realty Marketing Solutions
    Sales & Marketing, 1985 - 1986
  • Myers Ltd.
    Data Entry & Processing, 1986 - 1986
  • Golden Plover
    Windsurfing Instructor & Camp Master, 1986 - 1987
  • The Albion Hotel, Bayfield
    International Man of Mystery, 1987 - 1987
  • WH Smiths
    Shop Assistant, 1979 - 1980
  • Lillywhites
    Manager, 1980 - 1982
  • Computer Exploration Services
    Computer Operator / Programmer, 1980 - 1980
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Norfolk, VA
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Los Angeles, CA - London, England - Las Vegas, NV - California - Australia - Mexico - Canada - Colorado - Florida - New York - New Zealand - Hawaii - France - Greece - Martinique -
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Tagline
Author, speaker, sailor, SEO practitioner and Virginian with a funny accent.
Introduction
Author, speaker and global citizen, providing strategy, tactics and thought leadership on all things Search Marketing (with a passion for SEO!). A Londoner by birth, I now call Norfolk Virginia home, football 'soccer' and lifts 'elevators'. Stranger things have happened.
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Search Marketing Savvy & SEO House-Trained
Education
  • West Hatch Tech
    Economics / Physics
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Joe's Job: Sailing Instructor
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Joe was invited to Sail Nauticus to try his hand as a sailing instructor.

Feeding the Hummingbird: Structured Markup Isn't the Only Way to Talk to...
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Many SEOs limit their understanding of entity search to vague concepts of structured data, Schema.org and Freebase. They fall into the trap

Over Optimization is Dead. Long Live Optimization! | ISOOSI Blog
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SEO isn't dead, but some of the old tactics are. It's time to update over optimization methods, and focus more on the user experience.

How Google's Panda update is changing content sourcing - Blogs &...
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For many brands optimized blog content has been considered a huge selling point but one expert warns that Google's latest Panda update is ch

All You Need is Links: Valentine's Day Edition | The Search Agents
www.thesearchagents.com

Today is a day for celebrating love, so why not celebrate your love of SEO?

Building a CRAP SEO Content Strategy
searchenginewatch.com

How concepts and connections, relevance and relationships, authority and authenticity, and promotion and prominence (pardon the unfortunate

I'm Dreaming of a White Hat Christmas - An SEO carol for the holidays! |...
www.thesearchagents.com

Continuing a long standing (second year) The Search Agency tradition, Grant Simmons, Director of SEO & Social Product, belts out a song wort

Top 10 SEO New Year's Resolutions for a Successful 2014
searchenginewatch.com

It's been quite a year for SEO folk everywhere. As 2013 shutters its doors and 2014 beckons, it's an opportune time to reevaluate, reassess,

ASK THE EXPERTS: What SEO Subjects Will be Important in 2014? | HigherVi...
www.highervisibility.com

We asked 10 industry experts what SEO topics will be surprisingly important in 2014 and how they will take advantage this upcoming year. See

Gearing up for the New Year: The Search Agency’s Search Marketing Predic...
www.thesearchagents.com

It's that time of year again... time for The Search Agency's new year predictions! Our paid and earned media teams weigh in on what they see

The 2013 Local Search Ecosystems (and a GetListed Upgrade)
moz.com

Brand new visualizations show the state of the local search ecosystems in the US and several other countries. Along with this exploration, w

Holiday Ecommerce SEO: The (Almost) A to Z Guide
searchenginewatch.com

Has your ecommerce website been a bit naughty this year? If so, it's not too late to implement these tactics to equip your ecommerce site wi

Councillor prepares to set sail on Atlantic challenge
www.oxfordmail.co.uk

A COUNCILLOR is preparing to set sail across the Atlantic Ocean to fulfil a lifelong dream for charity.

Google’s Hummingbird Algorithm: What It Means For E-Commerce
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We wanted to know what the new Google Hummingbird algorithm means for e-commerce. So, we asked Grant Simmons, director of SEO and social pro

Apple Flunks Mobile Marketing
www.dmnews.com

Its website is ranked last for mobile experience in a new survey of 100 retailers. REIs is tops, followed by Toys R Us and CVS.

Why Google's Hummingbird Algorithm Isn't for the Birds
searchenginewatch.com

Hummingbird gives Google a better understanding of query meaning by recognizing and then connecting entities and attributes contained within

Fortune 100 Mobile 'Report Card' Provides Insights into Mobile Best Prac...
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As the migration of consumers from desktop to mobile devices continues with little indication of abating, it remains as much of a concern as

Google Tests Replacing URL With Site Name In Search Results; Again
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Google is yet again experimenting with the snippet display in the search results. Google Operating System noticed Google bringing back a tes

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