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I see a bunch of posts about the robotted resources message that we're sending out. I haven't had time to go through & review them all (so include URLs if you can :)), but I'll spend some time double-checking the reports tomorrow. 

Looking back a lot of years, blocking CSS & JS is something that used to make sense when search engines weren't that smart, and ended up indexing & ranking those files in search. For a long time now, that's no longer the case  (happy to get reports if you do see it though), and nowadays it's extremely helpful to be able to access CSS & JS files so that we understand what a page really looks like. Is it mobile-friendly? Is there content that we'd miss without JavaScript? Blocked CSS & JS files are some of the bigger problems that we run across in the meantime.

Search Console gives you tools to find blocked content across your site, to test individual pages to see if all embedded content is accessible, and to test your robots.txt files to find why a specific URL is blocked (and to submit an updated robots.txt so that we can crawl it ASAP). We've also documented this problem in various ways over time, for example in https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/mobile-seo/common-mistakes/blocked-resources 

That said, we hear you that these messages aren't as clear as they could be, and we'll double-check your reports (here on G+, on Twiter, in the forums, etc) to see what we can do to improve that. 
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Yeah, give Google all your "great content", especially your images! Or face a penalty.
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A look at how to maximize the micro-moments and mobile moments your small business has with customers. Great mention and endorsement for www.GetFiveStars.com too! 

http://www.thesempost.com/making-the-most-of-micro-moments-at-your-small-businesses  
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Some great data from +Myles Anderson.

"The local pack offers the most consistent opportunity for local businesses to appear on page one, so local businesses should focus efforts on local search optimization.

Long tail terms offer the best organic ranking opportunity, so local businesses need a solid content strategy that delivers unique and deep content covering a wide range of relevant topics."
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90 SEO Experts Share their Best White Hat Link Building Tips  - Want more ideas for white hat link building? Earlier this month the +Ahrefs  blog did a great roundup that featured well known SEO experts like Rand Fishkin. Plus several local peeps too including: +Phil Rozek +Joy Hawkins +Tyson Downs and +Adam Steele

There are lots of local tips, so Ctrl F "Local" and you'll find lots of local link building ideas too.

Shared part of Joy's creative linking idea below.

#seo #seotips  
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Thanks for sharing +Gyi Tsakalakis 
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Enhance your Google Analytics data with R and Shiny with this free online dashboard template 

Quick start your own online statistics dashboard using R and Shiny with this how-to guide: http://goo.gl/mJYiyj

The guide walks through the steps you need to follow to import your own GA data into an online dashboard like this one: https://goo.gl/0Adh0l 

The dashboard features auto-importing your data, Google Cloud SQL connector, and analysis of marketing events using R packages such as Google’s CausalImpact and Twitter’s Anomaly Detection.

Code available on Github: https://goo.gl/klefL9 
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Uploading #mozcon knowledge.

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This Post Was Handwritten By A Neural Network

#awesome   #eerie  
Except this. This is the only part the neural network did not write. Blame our CMS.
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Making the Most of Micro-Moments at Your Small Businesses by new columnist +Gyi Tsakalakis
It’s no secret; our rapid adoption of mobile devices is completely changing how we learn, search and buy. The traditional consumer journey models are undergoing a massive transformation. With consumer patience plummeting and expectations soaring, businesses that want to survive must adapt to these changes in order to stay in the game. Here are a …
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Have you received one of these? For an account long forgotten? 

Google seems to be sending these out, particularly to old crusty accounts that are old and untouched. 

Did you get one? Do you recognize the account?
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Google has a patent application on using the sensors in your phone (with your permission), to map indoor spaces.  We have replaced Googlebot in crawling the World for Google, for services like Google Maps
A recent Google Patent Application describes how Google might used sensors in Mobile devices to track and Map indoor spaces.
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Reputation Scores to Replace PageRank?

A second patent in a series of patents that look like they are a replacement for Agent Rank, which seemed to disappear with the end of authorship markup at Google+.  This Authorized user approach would still use author images to indicate content from specific users of a social network in response to a specific query. 

This kind of reputation scoring could potentially be a replacement for PageRank.  The snippets that would accompany images of indidividuals would come from user profiles and user posts, comments, and responses in Google+.
Sometimes, I run across a patent that provides details on things that Google might do, but only hints at whether or not it might actually be implemented. A few years back in 2007, I wrote about a Google patent for Agent Rank, which described reputation scores for authors (to be used as an alternative to … Continue reading Is An Improved Version of Agent Rank Returning to Google? →
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I hear they know a bit about search.
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Hmm.  Apparently I am overqualified. (possibly true) :-)
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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.
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Moving business metrics with the web (SEO, SEM, Analytics).
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Listening.
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  • 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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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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