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Greg Gifford
Works at DealerOn
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Lives in Allen, TX
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Well done.
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For anyone interested, here's a recording of my presentation from the Dallas Digital Summit last week. Tons of local search tips, plus 121 comedy movie references... enjoy!
Dallas Digital Summit Presentation [VIDEO]
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its a great article
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I thought I'd share a few of my thoughts and observations on Google's Pigeon Update:
Google shocked the Local SEO community with its update to the local algorithm, named Penguin by the Search Engine Land staff. It's been two weeks now, and the SERPs are still in complete turmoil. In our latest post, we take a long hard look at Pigeon, what it means, and what it's done.
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and AAAH! Sorry, wasn't trying to break any rules... Just wanted to spread a few laughs!
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Want some extra superhero Local SEO tips? My followup post to my Local Search #mozinar is up over at Moz:

http://moz.com/ugc/tips-for-being-a-local-search-superhero
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actually, the dimensions i listed are still valid - that's the right aspect ratio, and it's the largest image size you're allowed to upload.

and yes, if you show up in an organic search and get clicks on a map pack listing, that's attributed to Organic Search
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If you're in the Dallas area, or anywhere close enough to travel  - you don't want to miss this conference. It's the sickest lineup of SEO and Social Media speakers that Texas has ever seen...

Even better, you can save $50 off of an already cheap ticket with the code "2013ROCKSTAR"

See +Rand Fishkin , +Duane Forrester , +Marty Weintraub , +Wil Reynolds , +Mackenzie Fogelson , +John Doherty , +Derek Mabie , +Dana DiTomaso , and so many more badasses... all in Dallas, all on one day!
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You're a Genius!!
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So if anyone is interested, here's a recording of my Local SEO presentation from the Dallas Digital Summit last week. I know lots of people are curious how the decks work live, so I figured how how to work in the joke movie clips this time - enjoy!
Dallas Digital Summit Presentation [VIDEO]
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Thanks +Greg Gifford . Love the Young Frankenstein citations 'hump' clip. I have a lawyer client whose business name ends 'PC' (That's what GMB uses). Some citations use 'P.C.' but because Moz Local doesn't pick out these as 'inconsistencies' I assumed the difference in punctuation was not an issue. However, you showed an example of a business with different ways the business was named in citations so is the 'PC' punctuation differences a problem?

Love the review landing page suggestion too.
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Hey Local SEO peeps - wanna speak at our conference in November in Dallas? We've got an entire Local SEO track... Go apply! Speaker apps are due by August 25th...
Want to speak at State of Search 2014? Fill out our speaker application and let us know what you've got! We're looking for speakers to cover SEO, Local SEO, PPC, and Social Media. Speakers will be chosen by the end of August.
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+Andreas Sihm We've actually got a few international speakers coming - so yes, you can definitely apply!
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Hey Local Seach geeks - you should come to Dallas in a few weeks for the State of Search Conference - We've got a Local SEO track with some of the best speakers in the industry...
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+Greg Gifford, I wish I could.
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interesting take on the G+ custom URLs...
 
Google's policy on changing the custom URL that Google+ offers up from local Googler +Jade Wang 

At this time, we do not allow you to appeal your assigned Custom URL. Based on user feedback, we’ll determine any necessary updates to this process.

We want to make sure that people, brands and organizations have URLs that point to the proper entity or individual behind them. We’ll use a number of signals, including the name of the page/profile, and the website associated with the page. All custom URLs are subject to the Google+ Terms of Service, which prohibit impersonation or deceptive behavior.
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They also retain the right to charge for custom URLs in the future. More fine print... 
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I'm the Director of Search and Social for a company that provides websites to car dealers all over the country
Employment
  • DealerOn
    Director of Search and Social, 2015 - present
  • AutoRevo
    Director of Search and Social, 2008 - 2015
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Allen, TX
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Dallas, TX
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I think I'm hilarious and laugh at all my own jokes. Totally jazzed about SEO, social media, and photography (& bacon... everyone loves bacon)
Introduction
So I do SEO for a living, and most people don't have any idea what that means... I do "stuff" to websites so that they show up higher on Google.

I also speak all over the country about Local SEO - so I'm really dialed in to the tactics that help businesses show up in local searches.

You can read my blog posts about SEO (with lots of helpful tips) here.

I'm also a GINORMOUS movie nerd. Seriously, let's geek out about movies sometime...
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I'm awesome, hilariously witty, and incredibly good looking (we're supposed to brag here, right?)
Education
  • Southern Methodist University
    Cinema, 1991 - 1995
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