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Jacksonville.attorney’s real success is due to a Pygmalian make-over of one of legal’s most sickly, pathetic sites with a comprehensive redesign, an upgraded infrastructure, a massive expansion of high quality content and a wickedly aggressive linkbuilding campaign.

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Announcing JSON-LD support for Reviews and Products structured data markup.

Along with the launch of support for JSON-LD for Reviews and Products structured data markup, we've cleaned up some of our application logic.  For example, requirements for explicit reviewed item and correct property name values are now enforced. Check your markup in the Structured Data Testing Tool ( https://developers.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/ ) and Search Console Structured Data Dashboard ( https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2650907 ) to see if your site is impacted by these changes.  For more information about how to format Reviews and Products markup to comply with Google's validation rules, see the documentation at https://developers.google.com/structured-data/

We hope these changes make it easier to use structured data on your side!
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Interesting read on the importance of encryption!

#httpseverywhere   #tls  
Some government agencies use terrorist attacks to justify limiting encryption. TechRepublic spoke with two UN reporters who explained why encryption is critically important for all citizens.
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Featured Local Search Articles from Industry Leaders - Coming Soon! Our starting lineup of Featured Authors includes:  +Casey Meraz +Joy Hawkins +Andrew Shotland +Dan Leibson +Greg Gifford +Gyi Tsakalakis & +Tim Capper a fellow Google Top Contributor.

We are lucky to have members and forum Top Contributors that are some of the most well known Local Search speakers, authors & bloggers in the industry! So I decided to start a new forum specifically for select authors to share original articles, tips and content you won't find anywhere else.

Launching in 2 weeks, more info inside.

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Reviews not a ranking factor

Have seen a fair bit of discussion about this here in the UK today. Much of it is pointless ... whether reviews are a ranking factor or not, they're always going to be important for other reasons.

For the average SMB / SME owner though the title of this article surely creates confusion as I'm not sure they'd distinguish between web search, i.e. organic, and local.

Any thoughts from the Community here?
In the hangout from last week on Google+ at the 17:27 minute mark Google's John Mueller said he doesn't think reviews left on your local business has a direct impact on your web search organic ranking
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Pretty pics and gold stars are however a conversion factor :-) 
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Check out the highlights of MozCast data from the past two years to get a look at potential trends in Google's algorithm.
What were Google's most volatile days of 2014–2015, and what algorithm updates did you miss? Two years of data from the MozCast project, visualized.
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  • University of Michigan
    2001
  • Wayne State University Law School
    2005
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Birthday
January 19, 1979
Other names
Argyrios
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Whatever you are, be a good one.
Introduction
Hello!  My name is: Gyi (rhymes with key, with a hard "g"). I was born in Detroit, MI, grew up in Birmingham, MI, and currently live in Chicago, IL.

I help lawyers at AttorneySync & other businesses at EPL Digital.

I graduated from Harlan Elementary School, Derby Middle School, Seaholm High School, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University Law School.

I'm a student of marketing, business, philosophy, law, politics, and football.


Bragging rights
30 Blimpy burgers.
Work
Occupation
Moving business metrics with the web (SEO, SEM, Analytics).
Skills
Listening.
Employment
  • AttorneySync
    Owner, 2008 - present
    Co-Founder
  • EPL Digital
    Director, 2013 - present
    Helping businesses grow revenue and decrease costs with internet marketing (SEO, SEM, Analytics).
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Chicago, IL
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Birmingham, MI - Ann Arbor, MI
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Excellent food and service. They had a pulled pork tamale bowl on special during my visit. It was excellent. Menu reads like a Top Mexican Brunch Fare list.
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Primo's (Mo's to many) is the source of a lot of great memories. I grew up less than a full block away. Needless to say, I've had more than my share. If you have the opportunity to order a few hot, fresh slices, that's the way to go. Be sure to ask when the slices came out. If you're in the market for a full pie, my recommendation is square with pepperoni. You can't go wrong with a round pie either, but square is where the magic happens, particularly at the corners.
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I've tried 5 of their pies: PARTY BOI, BENNETT’S BEAUTY, LEW-WOW, MR. SANCHEZ and DA DUBA. All good. Party Boi is great. Great decor too. You can tell they put in the extra effort.
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Great music. Great food. Good vibe. If you haven't done #jazzfest, you're missing out.
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Hummus base 1/2 falafel 1/2 chicken shwarma wrap, tzatziki, tahini, onions and tabouli. 3x lunch in one week... Enough said.
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Get the octopus. Do it.
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My order: Hackney’s Original French Fried Onions®, their signature dish, named one of the top 3 in the U.S.A. get the full order 7.25. Inside Out Burger a Hackneyburger stuffed with bacon and cheddar cheese10.95. Darn good burger.
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