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Today's Fat Free Guide episode: The Blank Sheet of Paper test. aka: The Supreme Court didn't really try sodomy. 
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As an example of when, in a chocolate and wine fueled rage, you write the blog post that will probably get you beaten up at every marketing conference, I give you:
Or, a short discourse on how not to be one.
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My #searchfest  slide deck today. Actually, one of two, but this is the primary: All about #seo   #Penguin  and other link penalties.

Enjoy...
Learn the difference between Penguin and other link penalties, how to recover and factors around which links get caught. Also, learn the day Portent got a manual penalty, and why I laughed.
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+Ian Lurie It's your personality - sporadic, clever, to the point. At least, that's what I gathered from reading your stuff for a while. I love it. I am sure other people do it. 
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+Erica McGillivray  gives some great advice on publishing polished, useful content.
The content’s finished, but it is ready for the rest of the world to read? Competing for eyeballs means more than just clicking “publish.” Learn what a business should do to create compelling and sharable content.
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Sponsored content has a trust problem?...

This post by +Contently implies that the data they collected spells problems for sponsored content.

I have no dog in this fight. But the data they're showing tells me sponsored content is a lot more effective than banners. Look at the likelihood people will click on a sponsored article. 32%?!!!!!

What am I missing...?

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#contentstrategy  
Two-thirds of readers have felt deceived upon realizing that an article or video was sponsored by a brand, and 54 percent of readers don't trust sponsored content.
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Mobile SEO: Should I be worried?

I know, I know. Yet another article about mobile SEO. 

I usually avoid the bandwagon. But this is a really big deal. Even if you don't get significant business from mobile now, Google's April 21 mobile search update will impact your future ability to compete for customers.

So please don't fling rotten vegetables at me. 

#mobile   #seo   #google  
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I wrote a post about it too. It is a massive update. We shouldn't have to apologize for writing about the important stuff.
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All About Google's Mobile Update

GAAAH it's #Mobilegeddon!

If you've been looking for a somewhat panicked but potentially useful 6 minute rant about the #Google #Mobile update, well, I may have just the thing. 

In this emergency broadcast, I talk about the upcoming update, what to worry about, what NOT to worry about and what I think the impact will be. 

I also attempt to horrify you all into paying me. But you'll have to watch for that part.
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The Fastest SEO Checkup: Fat Free Guide Episode 4

If you want to do a really, really quick #SEO checkup for your site (really quick - no fancy stuff), check out my latest Fat Free Guide episode.

Note for all you SEO geeks - this won't find anything fancy. It's all about using Google to detect top-level issues.
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The Fat Free Marketing Tip of the Day: My new video series

So, I'm cautiously dipping a toe into #video with a series called Fat Free Marketing Tip of the Day. The goal is a series of 2-3 minute episodes.
You'll see that I start out pretty ragged, and well over 5 minutes. But things are improving, I've got the recording down pat, and I've stripped out all the marketing crap. This month is all about SEO. The first episode is, appropriately, "What is #SEO?"

Enjoy. Or not. But only comment if you love it.
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upon quick perusal... looks like a terrific resource! 
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Ranty Ian showed up, but I got him under control and got all positive. Spooky, I know. 

This one's pretty lightweight. It's a list of 10 things like to see happen in the day-to-day life of a marketer. 

Enjoy

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#wishing  
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Subdomains vs. Subfolders, 301s vs. Rel=Canonicals, Single Site vs. Multi-Domain Strategy

New Whiteboard Friday covering some of the structural content and links questions that pop up again and again in SEO: http://bit.ly/16L7Bud
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  • Portent Interactive
    Internet Marketer, present
    Chairman and Principal Consultant
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Internet marketing blogger. Chairman and Principal Consultant at Portent, Inc. Internet marketer. Hater of buzzwords. Believes good internet marketing can save the world.
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Chairman and Principal Consultant at Portent, a Seattle internet marketing company.

Author of Conversation Marketing, 1/2 of The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, various blog posts

And, in case that wasn't enough, father of 2. 
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Two amazing kids who resist my attempts to warp them. Author of 2 books, co-author of another. Internet marketer since 1995.
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  • UCLA Law School
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