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James Svoboda
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Partner @WebRanking, Founder @MnSearch, Dad & Husband @Home. Passion for SEO, PPC, CRO, Social, and all things Digital Marketing.
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Managing Partner and Search Engine Marketing Consultant at WebRanking.com.  President & Co-Founder of MnSEARCH: the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association. Which Test Won advisory board member.  Marketing Land contributor.  Supporter and frequent host of #PPCchat

SEO since 1999.  Top 25 Most Influential PPC Expert in 2013. Contributor to the Moz/SEOmoz 2011 & 2013 Search Ranking Factors, and David Mihm's 2011, 2012 & 2013 Local Search Ranking Factors.

Former Sphinn.com editor.  Top 50 Biggest Search Geek 2010 & 2011.

Husband & Father of 2 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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Nice post from +Ryan Dahlen on why attending the #MnSummit worth your time.
On Friday, June 26, 2015 the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association, known popularly and fondly around the world as MnSearch, hosted its second annual one-day conference at the St. Paul RiverCentre, the 2015 MnSearch Summit. The local search contingent came out in force to listen to and learn from our industry leaders. [ If you… Read More
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ICYMI - Yesterday, July 5th 2015, Bing.com Featured Superior National Forest in Minnesota on it's homepage: http://www.mnsearch.org/bing-com-features-superior-national-forest-in-minnesota/
We love it when local Minnesota people and places get noticed! Today’s (July 5th, 2015) Bing homepage featured a picture Black Spruce Trees in Superior National Forest, Minnesota. The photo was taken by Jim Brandenburg a local Minnesota environmentalist and nature photographer and filmmaker based near Ely.     Fun Fact: Superior National Forest is… Read More
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Can't wait!  Less than 3 weeks until the 2015 Summit that we're holding at the +MnSearch - Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association!

Lots of awesoMN speakers this year including keynotes from +Wil Reynolds from +Seer Interactive and +Duane Forrester from Bing.  Many great sessions including ones from +John Gagnon from Bing Ads , +Brad Geddes from +Certified Knowledge, +Merry Morud from +aimClear, +Bob Stanke from the +Minnesota Timberwolves, +Mike Blumenthal from Get Five Stars, +Ian Lurie from +Portent, Inc., +Angie Schottmuller, +Casey Henry from +Wistia, +Ross Hudgens from +Siege Media, +Cyrus Shepard from +Moz, Loren McDonald from +Silverpop, an IBM Company, +Jeff Sauer from +Depth of Knowledge by Jeffalytics,  +Aleyda Solis from +Orainti, Megan Casey from Brain Traffic, and Sean Callahan from +LinkedIn .
The 2015 MnSearch Summit is just weeks away (June 26th), and hopefully you’re already registered, because you care deeply about your search marketing, producing results for your organization and growing as a marketing professional. If you have not yet signed up to attend the region’s premier search conference, you’re probably one of those people who likes to… Read More
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So looking forward to it :) 
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Nice guide to event tracking in GA from +Paul Kragthorpe​.
Event tracking is important on a website. It’s the only way to track user engagement. There are certain links that don’t naturally trigger any kind of tracking via Google Analytics, whether you’re using async (ga.js) or universal analytics. The most common are: PDF Downloads – <a href="someurl.pdf">Download my PDF</a> Mailto (Email) Links – <a href="mailto:someone@gmail.com">Email …
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Join me in welcoming the +Local University back to the Twin Cities along with +Jade Wang from Google, +Darren Shaw from Whitespark, +Aaron Weiche from Spyder Trap, +Dana DiTomaso from Kick Point, +Mike Blumenthal from Get 5 Stars, and many others on June 27th in Minneapolis for a full day of Advanced Local Search Training!

http://localu.org/blog/localu-advanced-training-in-minneapolis-june-27th/
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We're very proud of this!
Do you like to win awards? Do you like to support a good cause? We thought so. Well, here’s your chance. MnSearch is excited to be partnering with Search Engine Land as they launch a new industry awards program! The Landy Awards is designed to recognize individuals, agencies and internal marketing teams within the digital… Read More
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AwesoMN!  Wery proud to be selected as a Judge for +Search Engine Land's inaugural Landy awards.

Check out the details and how you can enter here: http://searchengineland.com/awards
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+James Svoboda - thank you for the shout out!  : )  I'm feeling humbled today . . .
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Going to #HeroConf this month? Check out the Hero Conf 2015 Guide to Eating & Drinking in Portland: http://www.webranking.com/blog/hero-conf-2015-your-guide-to-eating-drinking-in-portland #ppcchat
This native Portlander has put together a guide on some of the best places you need to eat and drink at in Portland while at the Hero Conf.
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