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James Svoboda
Works at WebRanking.com
Lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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Search Engine Marketing and Digital Strategy Consultant
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SEO, CRO, PPC, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Web Analytics, Link Building
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    CEO & Partner, 1999 - present
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Google quietly rolled out a few updates to the AdWords Structured Snippets ad extension recently. These changes took the form of adding a new “Models” Header, removing the Black Friday and Cyber Monday options, and adding Languages to choose from.

Read more: http://www.webranking.com/blog/adwords-updates-structured-snippets-extension-with-models-header-and-languages
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A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped me write my latest blogpost! Follow the full list of contributors here: https://twitter.com/erinsagin/lists/agency-post-contributors!
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AdWords Social Annotations will stop showing on ads this week.

http://www.webranking.com/blog/google-sunsetting-adwords-social-ad-extensions
Google is retiring the AdWords Social Ad Extension used to enhance search ads with Google+ annotation data after 4 years in use. [caption id="attachment_9634" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Google ...
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6 Frightening Tales from the Paid Search Crypt.
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The schedule for MN Blogger Conference is up. I'm presenting "From Keywords to Content: A Data Driven Approach to Blog Ideation and Strategy" @ 11:30 on November 14 at St. Catherine University, St. Paul.

Are you going?  +Adam Dince will be there also rocking the big room.

Schedule: http://www.mnbloggerconference.com/schedule/

#mnblogcon
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The 2015 Local Search Ranking Factors has been released.  Survey input from some other great folks like +Aaron Weiche +Mike Blumenthal +Mike Ramsey +Andrew Shotland +Darren Shaw +Michael Cottam +Mary Bowling +Phil Rozek +Gyi Tsakalakis +Matt Siltala and of course Mr. +David Mihm. 
Local marketing experts rank the most important factors that influence Google's local search algorithm. What's most important for Local SEO?
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Minneapolis gets the featured pic on the Bing homepage.
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Working on my presentation for the sold out +SEMpdx event in Portland.  Now, where to put the bird???

Deets: https://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/november-2015-conversion-rate-optimization-james-svoboda/

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Google +AdWords turned 15 today!  We've been using it for over 13 and I've got screenshots from 2002 showing $0.05 clicks!
: http://www.webranking.com/blog/google-adwords-turns-15-years-old-happy-birthday

Happy Birthday AdWords!
Today is milestone day for Google AdWords as it turns 15. The little engine that could, definitely did. And in a big way as Google is the largest search engine and has one of the most powerful ad ne...
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I'll be presenting "The Portlandia Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization" on Nov. 10th @ +SEMpdxorg in Portland.

Join me: http://www.sempdx.org/sempdx-events/november-2015-conversion-rate-optimization-james-svoboda/
Look into the many influences that affect conversion rates, how to assess them, and even how test them, all with a focus on conversion rate optimization.
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My presentation from Social Media Breakfast - Minneapolis/St. Paul's event ‪#‎SMBMSP82‬ earlier today is now up online.

http://www.webranking.com/blog/search-social-a-match-com-made-in-heaven-or-tinders-awkward-hook-up
  I recently had the honor of presenting to the Social Media Breakfast group at “SMBMSP #82 – Social + Search = A Whole New Ballgame for SEO & SEM” along with Aaron Weiche on September 11th, 2015 at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota. My presentation for this session is entitled “Search & Social: …
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