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Please help me out: I'm running a very, very basic survey of marketing consultants/agencies: Go take it. #thanks
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It would seem to me that question 3 should be "select all that apply" style... I've definitely seen clients leave us for all of those reasons in different circumstances. Also a final reason which was not included in your list: We accomplished their goals and parted ways with both parties satisfied! Which has happened more than once, although sometimes those same clients return later for more work once needed.
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Change your passwords on:
Dropbox.com
Google.com
Fitbit.com
ServerDensity.com
Spotify.com
Bufferapp.com
99Designs.com

That's my list so far. BTW I'm using https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/ to test for vulnerable sites.

Remember: DO NOT change passwords on vulnerable sites until those sites are patched and no longer vulnerable!
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No Surprise to me Godaddy is vulnerable. +LastPass is better than the 1st site I checked out for heartbleed. 
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I gave my 2nd favorite talk last night: Everything I Needed To Know About Marketing I Learned Playing Dungeons & Dragons

It's changed a little. But more important, I did annotated slides! Now you can experience the nascent nerdiness! The gaggle of geekdom! 

I'll stop. Just have a look.
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what's your most favorite? (there's something you love talking about more than D&D and marketing??)
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Remember, Obi-wan Creepy, not NSA Creepy. From +Tim Gillman 
As an analytics nerd people often assume I’m a Star Wars geek. And they’re absolutely right! While learning about Demographic Reporting in Google Analytics, I found plenty of data analysis aspects similar to one Star Wars character: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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So, today's post/rant isn't to lecture or even tell folks to stop. It's just my feeling about all the hate being flung around in our industry right now at Google and Facebook and such. I simply don't feel it helps.
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It's the ads that have leverage, it's true. If Google sees a threat there they instantly work to fix it.
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"The Hadza’s poop, however, was like stepping into a lost continent of microbe biodiversity."

It's worth a read for that quote alone.
In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that's been seen before in a modern human population -- providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors figured out how to farm about 12,000 years ago.
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Everyone who pooh-pooh's content, or tries to measure it in direct ROI, needs to read this. Well, folks who don't should read it, too.
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If you're launching a new content site and have no idea where to start (or think you know but actually don't), check out +Pete Meyers' post. I'm already waiting for #2, so Dr Pete, get on it, will you?
As a marketing bloggers, we sometimes get separated from the day-to-day of actual marketing. This is the story of how I started over and got back in the trenches.
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Ha! yea me too +Ian Lurie. Let's get it moving +Pete Meyers 
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I love this. Too much testing is bad, too. #perspective
 
Why Great Marketers Must Be Great Skeptics

My latest slide deck: http://bit.ly/mozskeptics includes some never-before-shared results of SEO tests we've done (including one on Google+), alongside a framework for thinking about testing and optimization.
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Next week's Seattle SEO meetup http://bit.ly/P8AW9l I talk nerdist, gaming and marketing.
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    Internet Marketer, present
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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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Does anyone care that these guys falsified these reviews? I do. Especially when they wrote them using the names of real SEOs in real businesses who do great work. This is bad SEO, and any business practicing it is begging for trouble.
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