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Gregory T'Kint
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I have just published my first Travel Blog post in over 6 years. La Coquillade Village in the Luberon region was pure bliss... if you are looking for Picture Perfect Provence, this is definitely worth a try!
It has been over 6 years since I last posted something on this blog... I might be a little rusty, but I hope that my experience of La Coquillade Village (early July 2015) can be of help. As usual, please feel free to ask me some questions in the Comments section and I will do my best to reply.
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If you are thinking of updating your Sony Xperia Z1 to Android Lollipop... Don't!!!
It's terrible... It turned my phone into a lagging unresponsive piece of tech that is ultimately frustrating. As an added bonus, the Wifi keeps dropping.

#Sony #Xperia #Lollipop 
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Just registered for SearchLove London... and so should you probably!

#searchlove   #distilled  
 
It's here! The SearchLove flash sale is on now. Get huge discounts off your SearchLove London and San Diego tickets today only.

http://bit.ly/1IqiRsQ
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I just wish that Google would allow us to scan the barcodes on our CDs and automatically add the respective mp3s to our Google Play Music accounts... Trying to rip hundreds of CDs is a non-starter.
(I know streaming is the future, but it would still be nice to feel like my CD collection is not completely obsolete)

#googleplaymusic
Google has bumped the storage limit for its locker service for Google Play Music from 20,000 to 50,000 songs, giving users more than double the capacity to..
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Look into the future without needing a DeLorean. Google Maps is our crystal ball.

#seo  #localseo #googlemaps
If you keep yourself in the loop as to all matters SEO you will probably know about Google’s Pigeon update. This algorithm update has had quite an effect on the rankings of local businesses across the US… not always for the better. The consensus seems to be that: * An internal reshuffle within - but also reduction in - the Local Pack (often from 7 to 3) * A shift in the signals used to rank local businesses with more ...
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Is this a sign of things to come?  Worldwide roll-out?

And more interestingly, is Google getting rid of the carousel?
(unified ux)

#localseo
Google is ditching its carousel integration for the hotel vertical in favour of a new (more profitable) 'three-pack' SERP rendering and some new secondary page experiences.
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Why doesn't Google allow adding company details straight into Google Contacts from Search or Maps results?  Just saying...

#google #contacts
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Wow, Google Contacts got a serious make-over... might be late to the party, only realising this today?

#googlecontacts  
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Hmmm, Chrome doesn't allow me to upload music to my Google Play Music library... I need to use IE to achieve this... FAIL!

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How Chaos Theory explains why you can't just replicate Serendipity.
A slightly different post about SEO.

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This could shake things up a little...

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Google's rocky relationship with the EU looks like it could be getting rockier. The European Parliament's new draft motion, spotted by the Financial Times, is looking to break Google's ...
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Only just realised that when I Clear All Browsing Data in Google Chrome on my iPad (iOS) that also clears out my Desktop browser... oops!

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Marketing Manager
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  • James Hargreaves PM Ltd
    Marketing Manager, 2011 - present
  • Big Time International
    Product Manager, 1995 - 1998
  • Psygnosis Benelux
    Product Manager Benelux, 1998 - 1999
  • Case Consult - USWeb/CKS
    Sales Executive, 1999 - 1999
  • GlobalSign
    Internet Marketing Manager, 1999 - 2002
  • Atoll Soft Benelux
    Product Manager Benelux Eidos & VU Games, 2002 - 2004
  • MediaMix
    Marketing Manager Benelux, 2004 - 2004
  • Nobilis Benelux
    Marketing Manager, 2004 - 2006
  • My Digital Partner
    Owner, 2008 - 2011
  • Wireless CCTV (WCCTV)
    Marketing Manager, 2007 - 2010
  • XO Private
    Online Business Development Manager, 2010 - 2010
  • No Studio Productions
    Music Producer - Composer, Arranger, 1992 - 1993
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Jette, Brussels - Burnley - Wemmel - Relegem
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Passionate about travel and all things new media & technology.  Fascinated by (Local) SEO, social media, cloud computing, PR, mobile marketing, apps and marketing automation. Constantly amazed at how technology impacts on society.

To keep fit I have been doing martial arts for about 25 years now.  Before leaving Belgium for the United Kingdom I trained with Sensei Richard Prospero for many years. Now I train in Muay Thai at Hakuda Gym in Burnley, Lancashire.

I moved to the UK after meeting my English partner in Bangkok and we now are the proud parents of a beautiful baby daughter.
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Education
  • Erasmushogeschool Brussel (previously known as IHB)
    Master in Industrial Sciences (Electronics/Automation), 1993 - 1995
  • Erasmushogeschool Brussel (previously known as IHB)
    Bachelor in Industrial Sciences, 1989 - 1992
  • Koninklijk Atheneum Brussel
    Maths & Science, 1984 - 1989
  • Opleidingscentrum Merchtem
    Marketing Basics, 1996 - 1997
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How To Break Every Google Guideline Going (And Rank For Insanely Competi...
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Can a site that is spamming on an industrial scale rank for a competitive keyword such as SEO? The answer would appear to be yes.

The Greatest Misconception in Content Marketing - Whiteboard Friday
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Great content certainly helps business, but it isn't as simple as "publish, share, convert new customers." In today's Whiteboard Friday, Ran

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Local Landing Pages: A Guide To Great Implementation In Every Situation
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With the right types of landing pages, you can dramatically increase your local visibility. These helpful guidelines and tips will help you

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Google's SERP and ad format redesign may finally be rolling out, after months of testing. Before we lose the old version forever, here's the

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Hummingbird's Unsung Impact on Local Search
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Top quality theme park resort in well-kept stunning grounds. Staff were very friendly and accommodating at all times. All Day Dining bracelets are a good investment while Fastrack passes can be worthwhile to avoid the lengthy queues... but these passes are rather pricey unfortunately. As to food options, probably best to stay away from Woodcutter's Bar & Grill. All the food tastes as if it has just been 'pinged'... mushy, lukewarm and the texture shouts of frozen foods. If you want to stay on the safe side, go for the breaded tiger prawn starters and have ribs for mains. The rest is absolutely terrible! They do pile a lot of food on your plate, but that unfortunately doesn't make up for the mediocre quality... luckily we had the All Day Dining bracelets so we could just go sample some other foods and didn't feel ripped off. The Burger Kitchen actually offers better quality food and the Coffee Lounge and Coffee Corner both produce very decent coffees and offer a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, etc... Alton Towers is not the place to go on a RAW Vegan low-carb health kick however ;-) I still think that Alton Towers deserves 5* as long as you stay away from the sub-par Woodcutter's or stick to only a couple of items on the menu.
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Referring to a visit early July 2016... Last time I went to Sweet Mandarin was six and a half years ago (even ordering the Sweet Mandarin book on Amazon back then), so when I noticed an offer on Groupon it all came back to me and I decided to give this restaurant another go… The interior is nothing spectacular but the friendly and welcoming staff immediately make it a pleasant experience upon entering. Between the four of us we had some starters (sharing platters and Salt & Pepper Soft Shell Crab) and we ordered two out of three Signature Dishes, namely Lilly Kwok’s Chicken Curry and Mabel’s Claypot Chicken. We also had Firecracker Chicken, batter-free Sweet & Sour Chicken and a Fried Rice dish. The starters were nice - not exceptional - but portion sizes were rather small unfortunately. This was the first hint towards things being overpriced really. A 750ml bottle of water at £5.50 is also rather steep we thought… the wine however was reasonably priced, while the beers weren’t. Actually, the reason we didn’t try the 3rd signature dish listed on the menu - Cantonese Style Filet Steak - is that it was a whopping £18.95… to put things in perspective, the stylish TNQ Restaurant across the road charges less for their pan fried sea bass. Back to the food… the mains were definitely good though and we couldn’t really fault these. Maybel’s Claypot Chicken definitely was the highlight and this is the dish I will remember from this restaurant experience. If it wouldn’t have been for the Groupon voucher however I feel that this meal might have left a bitter taste in my mouth since the prices seemed overinflated… I didn’t mind the 10% service charge but I did mind the fact that nothing seemed to justify the artificially high prices. Don’t get me wrong, the food was good but except for Maybel’s Claypot Chicken nothing really seemed better than what I have experienced at many other Chinese restaurants. The presentation of the food was actually rather poor and very basic, while the paper napkins, basic cutlery and wine glasses certainly did not reflect the prices. It feels as if this restaurant has ridden a wave of media attention (Gordon Ramsay’s F Word, Dragons Den) which might have allowed the owners to increase their prices but now the restaurant wasn’t busy at all on a Saturday evening, even with the help of Groupon vouchers… I guess the locals know. I would rather have been able to give 3.5 stars. Three stars would not do this restaurant justice, while four stars feels a little too generous.
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The interior is stylish and the service is friendly and efficient. We were only after a light dinner and ended up opting for Mas Q Menos after searching on our TasteCard app for nearby places. It was a pleasant experience but the tapas unfortunately didn’t leave any lasting impressions… not bad but nothing that made my tastebuds have a happy dance. If it wasn’t for the fact that our TasteCard made this good value I would probably have been a little disappointed to be honest.
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reviewed a week ago
Stunning interior, nice food and friendly service... try the Butterfly King Prawns starter! Tips: 1) use a TasteCard to enjoy 2for1 (excl. Fri-Sat and Dec) 2) Happy Hour 5-7pm makes for excellent value cocktails (2 for £5.95)
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The lesser part of going to Oriole is actually getting into the place. The entrance is not particularly welcoming and neither are the first minutes where you are asked to wait at the door, then go stand at the top of the stairs and wait again, until you are ‘allowed’ to walk downstairs… Seriously? It felt a little contrived… or so I thought. The reason for the wait is that patrons are guaranteed top service once walking into the actual bar area. Nothing is left to chance and the service was absolutely impeccable. Our experience at Oriole was amazingly good actually and you end up savouring the cocktails, not unlike a Michelin starred meal with many different gustatory layers, different flavours and unusual combinations that were in perfect harmony while nothing was overpowering... well except for the bill, which will very likely sober you up ;-) We also enjoyed the music, but the cocktails were the stars of the night.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Excellent location for this hotel that looks rather stylish and which boasts a nice club lounge area with complimentary coffee, tea and bottled water. The rooms are very functional, modern and clean but won’t win any design awards… if you are looking for ornate plush rooms, then probably best to look elsewhere. I had expected the rooms to feature a safe however, but this wasn't the case. Staff were always friendly, very accommodating and efficient… What however makes this hotel unique and a good value proposition is the fact that you can enjoy the front terrace which faces the Lincoln’s Inn Fields square and allows guests to enjoy this very chilled out area while having one of the aforementioned complimentary drinks - or whatever snack you picked up walking around London - throughout the day. In the evenings you can however enjoy the outdoors ‘pop-up’ bar and have dinner here. Food however is what brings me to the only negative experience about the hotel unfortunately. We tried to have breakfast here but the rather limited ‘full’ English option was actually cold… literally none of the ingredients were warm and the cold sloppy scarmbled eggs were terrible. We tried a few bites and left the breakfast for what it was. Since I really was after a buffet breakfast that morning we then randomly headed for the nearby Premier Inn whose breakfast offering is much more varied and freshly cooked… meaning warm! Would I return to to this hotel? Absolutely! Especially when the weather is mild and dry enough to enjoy the terrace, but I wouldn’t plan on eating here though...
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reviewed a week ago
The parking itself is very good actually but the Night Rate is very misleading in the way it is phrased and communicated. E.g. when pulling up on a Friday evening after 6pm and glancing at the pricing you will see a Night Rate* of £4.50, the line below it explains the asterisk: * The night rate applies between the hours of 18:00 and 06:00 After reading the above I thought things were pretty straight forward, £4.50 for the night after which the Weekend Rate kicks in... easy! Or so I thought. Make sure to read the rest of the fine print (as you do when pulling up at a parking barrier... not!) since this explains that you actually have to leave the parking before 6am to enjoy the Night Rate. So basically for APCOA the definition of Night Rate is depending on when you leave, not on the actual night time as one might have expected. The parking itself is actually excellent and staff are pleasant but the pricing policy is misleading.
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