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#mobilegeddon If your site has been dinged in search engine rankings there could be many reasons.  A site that is not coded to be responsive is certainly "issue 1" but here are a few particular items from an existing site that we just rebuilt.
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Yelp, whose review treatments are already frequently questioned, goes after an online reputation business for allegedly manipulating online reviews. . .  >> http://www.reviewtrackers.com/cheating-yelp-sues-online-reputation-firm-revleap/
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Fully agree with this information on #LocalSEO #DarrenShaw has produced a very easy to read and informative article!
Customers in your neighborhood are looking for your local business online, but will they be able to find it?
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Always good to see musicians that really know how to play (no synthesized filtering), entertaining as can be without moronic choreography or weirdo costumes, and you feed off the vibe that the band is having a blast . . . nice!
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All of the ‪#‎Ferguson‬ related violence, carnage and anarchy around our country is the direct result of one person with a criminal record who consciously and deliberately decided to leave his home and go rob a business. All of this mess rests on the head of one person, ‪#‎MichaelBrown‬

Arson, at least one murder, assault, theft, robbery, disorderly conduct, and countless other criminal acts have arisen from the actions of Michael Brown.  Additionally, economic damage to communities, people at burned businesses have lost their jobs, business owners have lost their means to live . . . and for what I ask?   Maybe the parents of Michael Brown can explain their sons criminal behavior to us.
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While the race baiting hustlers attack the #Ferguson #Police they turn their heads everyday at the real criminal horrors that plague black communities.  Watch what one caring and concerned police chief has to say >>
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#schema   #markup is great for users, search engines and site owners.  Learn mpre about why it matters and how to best integrate it into your website.
Contributor Janet Driscoll Miller recaps an SMX West 2015 session covering the latest in structured data.
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Featured in an article on #SocialMedia in the current edition of Cobb In Focus
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Excellent illustration of color theory in practice
 
Do you know how color can effect how people see your brand?  You might be interested in this infographic from The Logo Company that explores the psychology of colors in logo design.
A cool infographic that lays out the emotions we feel when presented with certain colors and the qualities this brings to logo designs. Color psychology.
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Great information!  Beyond keeping our agency informed, these are very useful pieces to share with clients.  When making recommendations requiring clients to invest more into their internet marketing it is very beneficial to have Google information to validate the worthiness of our recommendation.
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Another way to #improvesearchenginerankings is to lighten up on your robots.txt file  Read this article on #GoogleWMTGuidelines:
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James H. Hobson is the president of E-Platform Marketing, LLC. Known to friends and associates as "Jim", he has over twenty-five years of real world business experience including field level sales and marketing, senior managment and entrepreneurship with operations ranging from small business to Fortune 100 environments. Jim has leveraged this knowledge, along with a passion for helping businesses to grow, to build a very successful internet marketing company, based in metro Atlanta, Georgia, with clients nationwide. The following is Jim's story . . .

It was shocking as a young man to learn that many people in business (and government!) are motivated by power, greed and ego. Long ago I committed that if I ever had my own business it would be an environment where there were rules and expectations on personal conduct, as well as a robust application of integrity and honesty on client interactions. My personal business philosophy is to focus on the client and the money will follow. Any business that focuses on the money will be a business that is reviled (hello yellow pages).

In the beginning I contemplated career paths ranging from law enforcement or career military to being an attorney or geologist. I chose to pursue Geology which I found very interesting however I could not find a passion for advanced mathmatics. Being more of a "people person" I switched to the field of marketing, and graduated in 1983 with a degree in Industrial Marketing. Upon graduation I came to realize that in order to make a good living, my marketing degree had it's greatest value when used to find a good sales position. With that in mind I moved into what would come to be a very rewarding career path.

A sales career improves a person because you must always increase your intelligence, social skills, organization and scheduling skills, as well as develop stamina and tenacity. A sales career will also help you to define, good or bad, your ethics and morals. Sales afforded me the opportunity to live in different parts of the United States, and travel to other countries. The net benefit, relative to my career, is that I have been introduced to varying cultures, thought processes and practices. It is a natural extension of my childhood in Louisiana where we know how to blend cultures and have fun in life. All of this has definitely shaped me as an individual, husband and father.

When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, and doing volunteer work coaching youth football or youth baseball. I also mentor college students in business and marketing disciplines. As a former student-athlete I understand the important life skills that can be learned on the playing field. I enjoy having the opportunity to help instill confidence, knowledge, and personal discipline in the young people I meet. I believe that serving as a positive influence can help to build the good character traits that youth need to be successful in life.

I thank my parents for raising me in an atmosphere of civility and decency. This is certainly because my family holds traditional Christian and Southern values, respects the value of an education, and shares a long standing participation in the United States military. Discipline, honor and loyalty are just a few of the values I took with me from my parent's home and into my business career. I appreciate every second my parents spent to raise me well, and keep me out of trouble.

I am blessed with a wonderful wife, three terrific children, a life in the greatest country the world has ever known, a group of kind and decent friends, and a good business. I express my greatest thanks in my praise to God, my family and my clients as I seek to make the best of every day that I am given.

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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Tustin, CA, USA - Arlington, TX, USA - Tulsa, OK, USA - Shreveport, LA, USA
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Excellent body repair shop! Get with Jerry Hurley and he will work with you to get your car repaired in a timely manner, and with great results. It's worth mentioning too that they have extremely good painters. Maaco did an all over paint job on my BMW several years ago. This week they handled collision repair. The body work is flawless, and the paint match is perfect. I definitely recommend not just Maaco, but THIS particular Maaco shop for your paint and body shop needs.
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Public - a week ago
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Sketchy repair shop! I have rewritten my original review and demoted it to 2 stars. This place will never touch my car again. After a very good initial experience things unraveled miserably. My rep (Tony) put the final nail in the coffin with a "couldn't care less attitude" and failure to follow up on a mess after I paid $2,500 for work. I took my car to them and had at length conversations on my car's situation. I advised them that coolant was being used, car had run hot, and I believed it needed a head gasket. They agreed it needed a head gasket, gave me a price and I agreed to proceed. I told them that since the motor was going to be torn down that far, to let me know if anything such as hoses, clips, etc looked like they needed to be replaced. They came up with many such items, and told me the oil filter housing was leaking oil. I agreed to have all items repaired. I picked up the car about 10 days later. Only 2 days after having my car back my alternator light comes on, and I lose power steering. I pull into a driveway and my car is spewing steam. I open the hood to find the main serpentine belt shredded and wrapped around the fan blade. The radiator hose had blown off of the thermostat housing (the hose is new and undamaged, it was simply not secured). The thermostat housing and hoses were removed as part of their work to replace thermostat. The belts and hoses had been previously replaced, had only about 15,000 miles on them and were in great shape. And it's worth noting that despite being all over my car, and making numerous add-on work suggestions, they never said a word about the belts - and every mechanic quickly spots bad belts. This fiasco happened on a Saturday. I called the shop and spoke to Tony. He had no real interest in addressing this, was totally indifferent to the situation, and started making excuses about "the car is old and has a lot of miles on it". The parts in question are new, and he knows that, so his argument is ridiculous. Rather than wait 3 days to pay for towing and fight with them I replaced the belt, secured the hose and bought BMW coolant. While doing this work I checked the 3 other clamps on my radiator hoses - NONE of them were tight! I tightened them and my car was done in just over an hour - and at my expense. After 9 days he's never called back to check on this situation. I find it EXTREMELY odd that belts this new would fail. I personally did the cooling system overhaul and know how well I tightened the hose clamps. There is NO EXCUSE for a hose to blow off. Also, they told me my oil pan is leaking and needs a gasket at a cost of $550 - my car is tight and not dripping anything! I will say that (so far) the head gasket work seems to have been done satisfactorily, although they really beat up my firewall when pulling/replacing the head. I've worked on cars for over 30 years and do most of the work on my car. I also know what kind of games dealerships and repair shops play with people. The difference in this case is that I know what I'm talking about and can see what's going on. Bottom line, I don't trust this shop or appreciate the attitude. They will NEVER work on my car again. I strongly advise people to not use this shop - there are many other quality BMW shops in the area from which to choose.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wow! In less than an hour of requesting a service call the tech pulled into my driveway. I needed heating repair on a Trane heat pump and the phone rep said they have almost any part that might be needed. The repair tech did a check of my system and found a faulty switch. Yes, he had the part on his truck and the repair was done in about 30 minutes. He also changed the air filter and let me know some maintenance tips. I feel that this company does care about its customers. Their price was less than I expected and I recommend them for heating and air conditioning repair work
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Excellent job of stump removal and root chasing. The risk of damaging our mower is gone. With the trees cut our yard gets more sun, and with the stumps and roots gone we can plant more grass to improve our back yard. The cost was reasonable and it was all done in only two days.
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reviewed 6 months ago
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Gotta love any place with boudin balls (or boudin period!). Corn & crabmeat soup is recOmended! Don't remember what my girlfriend ate but she was smiling.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
A fair place to stay in Bossier City. The room was clean and quiet. The rates are good if you book it a few days in advance (better than the other casinos). In particular, the beds are very comfortable, towels are plush and the room has the amenities of a good hotel. The room had minor disrepair- iron barely hanging on the wall, very difficult to get the shower to function, closet doors hard to open. The turn off is largely with the staff who does not seem overly concerned with the customer experience in terms of being friendly, helpful, etc. The location makes it convenient to travel over to Shreveport or other nearby towns. Your mandatory room deposit is not returned for 7-10 days. The property is clean. There is ample parking is in a well lit covered area. Because it is a casino you are reasonably assured of good security. I'm rating it as a 2 of 5 based on the front desk personnel and reservation process. I booked it online yet upon check-in I was told they did not have my reservation. The desk staff made a minor effort to verify but told me I needed to call back the number I called to make the reservation. I showed them the number (with date/time) on my iPhone, and it was the main line to the casino - they were indifferent. I called the number and explained my situation. The person I spoke with was on-site so I do not know why the front desk could not get this done. I worked with the person on the phone who found my reservation, entered twice, with my name spelled incorrectly. I had to hand my phone over to the desk clerk to get things resolved. Ultimately I was able to check-in however; the front desk was totally indifferent to their service deficiency. From this experience, believing that the customer experience was not a top concern, I chose to dine elsewhere and limit my stay to one night. As far as lodging I think this is a better than average place to stay but you need to lower your expectations for guest service.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Visited this store after going top two other fireplace shops in search of a portable fire pit. I found a very nice one here, at a good price (for something well made), and it was easy to assemble. My friends all agree that this was a good place to shop based on the quality of the fire pit. I definitely would buy from this store again!
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago