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If/When this shoe drops, #lawyer  websites will be hit especially hard. This is a very popular tactic with the law firm web design crowd. You've been warned.
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Local Ranking, Multi-Location, SoLoMo & Reviews - Upcoming InsideLocal Webinars - We have 7 webinars to go this year with leading local search experts like: +Darren Shaw +Damian Rollison +Andrew Shotland +Phil Rozek +Aaron Weiche +Joy Hawkins +Dana DiTomaso +Max Minzer +Bill Hartzer +Brian Anderson +Don Campbell +chris marentis and more
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Hotels added to Google Knowledge Graph
A new option to see hotel average rates by rating, or select view hotels to trigger a [city + state + hotels] Google Search query.

I'm very surprised I wasn't led to #GoogleHotelFinder; maybe a feature coming soon...do you see this in Google when you search for a city?  

+Google Travel 
#travel   #googletravel   #googleknowledgegraph  
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A New Google Ranking Algorithm?

According to http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530102.600-google-wants-to-rank-websites-based-on-facts-not-links.html#.VPLTqMutvqD, it's coming soon:

"Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of incorrect facts within a page. "A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy," says the team."

Here's the paper on which the article is based http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.03519v1

"We call the trustworthiness score we computed Knowledge-Based Trust (KBT). On synthetic data, we show that our method can reliably compute the true trustworthiness levels of the sources. We then apply it to a database of 2.8B facts extracted from the web, and thereby estimate the trustworthiness of 119M webpages. Manual evaluation of a subset of the results confirms the effectiveness of the method."
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+Ed Reese talks dashboards on Whiteboard Friday
In today's Whiteboard Friday, Ed Reese, the founder of Sixth Man Marketing, shares his five favorite approaches to organizing informative analytics dashboards.
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+John Mueller +Jade Wang any insights you can share about how decisions (human or bot) are made at Google for which queries show "Places" / Google My Business results?
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c'mon Google.
 
File this in the "it went very wrong" Google Review category.

 +Dan Petrovic highlighted Google totally misrepresenting the intent of a review in their snippet.

While it is understandable that this might occur, it is a machine after all, the answer from support was from a human. And proves that humans can be even dumber than a machine. 
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In this live Q&A session, we'll answer your questions about the upcoming mobile-friendly ranking change (http://goo.gl/WEAZcX). Post your questions to the Q&A panel or in the comments below. Several questions have already been answered at http://youtu.be/vfSFcImNFX4 so be sure to watch this helpful presentation.

Use our help forum for specific mobile issues related to your site→http://goo.gl/Pd2QAj

#MobileMadness   #mobilefriendly  
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Some programmers are even being wooed by talent agencies that normally represent pop stars http://econ.st/1BGeiLH
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Understanding "who" your prospective clients are and "how" they use the internet is fundamental to earning their attention online.

Part of understanding "how" they use the web is understanding what queries (keywords) they use in search engines.

How are you identifying what keywords people are using relevant to your practice?

In a recent webinar, I had the chance to discuss local keyword strategy with +Casey Meraz & +Dev Basu.

 Thought I'd pass the video along.
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Video is LIVE! Advanced Local Search Keyword Strategies Webinar  This webinar was very insightful and featured great tips from +Casey Meraz +Gyi Tsakalakis and +Dev Basu 

Thanks to +BrightLocal for hosting and +Colan Nielsen for the help in Q & A.
Our expert line-up features: Dev Basu, Casey Meraz and Gyi Tsakalakis.
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#FCC  messes with internet colors, hilarity ensues.
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Education
  • 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.


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30 Blimpy burgers.
Work
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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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The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014
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A Guide to Auditing Your Google Webmaster Tools
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Let us take you on a fantastic journey through Google’s Webmaster tools that will help both beginners and intermediate SEOs on your next sit

What You Can Learn from KISSmetrics’ SEO Strategy
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Have you ever noticed how much advice about SEO and Social Sharing is completely wasted? It's amazing to me how many people can write about

How to Not Suck at Local SEO - MN Search Summit 2014
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What really matters in local search? Which activities are going to have a high return on investment, and which activities are just a waste o

Truths and Lies of Online Marketing for Lawyers
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This is the preso that Leigh, Gyi and myself delivered to the Massachusetts LOMAP Super Marketing Conference in June, 2014.

Local Citation Services Compared - MozLocal vs Yext vs UBL vs BrightLoca...
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Read our detailed comparison of MozLocal vs Yext vs UBL vs BrightLocal vs.Whitespark and see which citation building service is right for yo

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Understanding web pages better
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In 1998 when our servers were running in Susan Wojcicki's garage, we didn't really have to worry about JavaScript or CSS. They weren't used

Announcing Schema.org Actions
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When we launched schema.org almost 3 years ago, our main focus was on providing vocabularies for describing entities --- people, places, mov

#SEOGoFish Great Posts on Site Audits
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Survey: Does Google Local Do Enough About Spam?
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With the rollout of the new Google Guidelines and the @maptavists exploits, there has been a very active discussion about Google and whether

The Art of Link Earning - DEJAN SEO
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Understanding the nature of organic links on the web: An overview of eight primary contextual link environments.

Hey BuzzFeed, Search Traffic is Doing Just Fine - Define Media Group
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BuzzFeed's analysis of social traffic versus search traffic reveals an incorrect measurement and assessment of the publishing industry's ref

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.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Good
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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.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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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.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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