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I would venture a guess that these numbers vary a LOT by market.  In a major U.S. city mobile search can be very high however; smaller markets and and rural areas probably have significantly higher desktop searches. 

Additonally age demographics should show significant differences.  Younger users may be on smart phones more and older users are on a desktop using whatever version of IE came on their PC.

Desktop search remains a very important part of a sound internet marketing strategy.
 
Desktop Search Query Volume Yearly Growth

Thanks to +Rand Fishkin for reminding me to update this chart, which shows that 2013 did reverse the negative trend from 2012. The question is whether it can keep that up in 2014? 

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Are junior high (middle schools) now becoming a farm club system?
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Excellent criminal defense law firm in Canton GA.  The partners have excellent relationships within their field, impeccable reputation and a track record of getting excellent results for their clients.
211 E Main St #100, Canton, Cherokee, GA 30114
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Very good article on how to improve your local search rankings . . . or at least not harm them by following bad advice and knucklehead tips.  We definitely recommend reading and printing this article.
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When you're too good for too long some people don't like it.  In this case it's the highly successful SEC and specifically the football teams.  Anyone who has a clue knows that Boosters and some agents slide money and perks to a LOT of top college football players in major programs.  Here's the latest . . .
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An often overlooked way to improve website performance.
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Spoof #Apple   video which throws a humorous light on the trendy marketing style used to make techies "have to have" the latest iPhone . . . in this case the #iPhone5s  
 
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Funny! I always look forward to these spoofs every year!
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Great information for internet marketing professionals and for clients who care enough to learn about #LocalSEO best practices.  Wesley Young provides specific and valuable insight on how to improve, or not harm, you local search rankings.
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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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