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Update 4/23/15: Google has updated their help file with additional information about these scams with additional instruction on how to report them.
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Favorite intermediate/advanced +Google Analytics training (books, training, whatever you got), ready go!
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+Gyi Tsakalakis Here is a link to a similar question I had (books). There are some great suggestions in there - https://plus.google.com/+TiaanVanZylJourno/posts/32h8dNZg8Qk
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#WebmasterNews: You can now use Change of Address in Webmaster Tools to move between subdomains, not just root domains.

For example, you can now move from foo.example.com to bar.example.net and any combination of domains/subdomains. Learn how in our help center article: http://goo.gl/5M7xab

If you’re moving sites, make sure to read our detailed site-moving guide. If you're moving between different hosts, it’s considered a site move with URL changes. See http://goo.gl/C7LLpK for details.

Happy moving!
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Hard Data on Google+ Activity

The debate on the activity level on Google+ has raged for years. How many users are really active on it? Is the place a ghost town? Why hasn’t Google shut it down already? Well, I decided to put it to the test, so I did a hardcore analysis of 516,246 randomly selected Google+ profiles, and this post has the scoop for you. Sit down and fasten your seat belts because here we go!

I'm sure many will look at this data and say that Google+ is dead. But in reality it seems to be following the 90-9-1 principle pretty closely. And that's actually impressive since Google 'forces' Google+ registration in some ways through sign-in to their services. 

This also shows how important it is to understand the level of engagement when determining active users. Someone who never looks at Google+ would be inactive. What about someone who looks at the stream but doesn't + or comment? How about those who just +1? And those that +1 and comment?

I'd be far more interested to learn about the level of engagement of those currently in the 'lurker' category. Because if there is some level of engagement there is an opportunity to encourage and deepen that engagement in the future, should Google decide to focus on that metric.

#googleplus   #research  
The debate on the activity level on Google+ has raged for years. How many users are really active on it? Is the place a ghost town? Why hasn't Google shut it
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Asked on +Quora  Does FindLaw actually sell websites or do they just "rent" them?
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When Passing the Mobile Friendly Test is Not Enough

It turns out that there are 2 cases where passing the mobile friendly test in the search results is not enough for Google.  Google's +Gary Illyes clarified this for me late last week.  The scenarios are:

1. Your URL passes in the tool, but Google has not verified it via crawl as yet.

2. Your site is blocking resources in robots.txt, so it passes the tool (which is not a robot), but it does not pass muster with the crawler.  Read the post to see the details of what Gary said.

http://stonet.co/MobileNotFriendly
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Ipsos announced today that they are launching location-based customer satisfaction tracking powered by Google Consumer Surveys.
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Probably the most important single image you have and one of the hardest to control. Some tips on maximizing your G+ Profile image for Local Search. 
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Custom Audiences Coming To AdWords? Google might allow advertisers to target ads in SERPs to existing customers #ppc  

That's huge news and would be awesome. Custom Audiences in Facebook are killer. Would love to have that ability in AdWords.
Google in talks to let advertisers reach existing customers
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That would be good but does Google have as much data as Facebook though?
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Education
  • University of Michigan
    2001
  • Wayne State University Law School
    2005
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Friends, Networking
Birthday
January 19, 1979
Other names
Argyrios
Story
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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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A Guide to Auditing Your Google Webmaster Tools
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What You Can Learn from KISSmetrics’ SEO Strategy
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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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Announcing Schema.org Actions
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#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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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.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
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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reviewed 5 months ago
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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reviewed a year ago
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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reviewed a year ago
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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