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Quick & easy fix to solving this issue.

H/t to +Cyrus Shepard for posting earlier!
Yesterday, Google sent mass notifications for blocked JavaScript and CSS. I recommend you read that story if you haven't yet. Since then, there have been many questions about what to do. I recommen
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The Buyer’s Journey: From Content Creation to CRO

The buyer’s journey is a great way to visualize how consumers and potential clients are looking for the exact thing you are offering. Although it typically applies to ecommerce, the buyer’s journey can be applied to any industry.
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What's Going On With Google+?

Perhaps you've seen the news, perhaps you haven't, but once again, Google has made some decisions and course-corrections with Google+ that have caused a bit of a ruckus. Naysayers are naysaying again, and fanboys are getting as desperate as the Cubs to spin a win out of things.

So what's really going on?
There's been more news from Google about Google+ and once again, there's confusion and doubt about the network's future. But you may not be hearing all of the facts.
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Update on the Autocomplete API

Here are some key takeaways from this post:

Google Search provides an autocomplete service that attempts to predict a query before a user finishes typing. For years, a number of developers have integrated the results of autocomplete within their own services using a non-official, non-published API that also had no restrictions on it.

We built autocomplete as a complement to Search, and never intended that it would exist disconnected from the purpose of anticipating user search queries. Over time we’ve realized that while we can conceive of uses for an autocomplete data feed outside of search results that may be valuable, overall the content of our automatic completions are optimized and intended to be used in conjunction with web search results, and outside of the context of a web search don’t provide a meaningful user benefit.

In the interest of maintaining the integrity of autocomplete as part of Search, we will be restricting unauthorized access to the unpublished autocomplete API as of August 10th, 2015. We want to ensure that users experience autocomplete as it was designed to be used -- as a service closely tied to Search. We believe this provides the best user experience for both services.

For publishers and developers who still want to use the autocomplete service for their site, we have an alternative. Google Custom Search Engine allows sites to maintain autocomplete functionality in connection with Search functionality.
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Google+: A case study on App Download Interstitials

Based on these results, we decided to permanently retire the interstitial. We believe that the increase in users on our product makes this a net positive change, and we are sharing this with the hope that you will reconsider the use of promotional interstitials. Let’s remove friction and make the mobile web more useful and usable!
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I recently updated my +Contently page with all recently posts.
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h/t +Peter Meyers and +David Mihm 

Essentially in this scenario, the snak pak becomes pay to play and the goal isn’t a website visit or a call but a booking.
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Google has a patent application on using the sensors in your phone (with your permission), to map indoor spaces.  We have replaced Googlebot in crawling the World for Google, for services like Google Maps
A recent Google Patent Application describes how Google might used sensors in Mobile devices to track and Map indoor spaces.
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Update on the Autocomplete API

Here are some key takeaways from this post:

Google Search provides an autocomplete service that attempts to predict a query before a user finishes typing. For years, a number of developers have integrated the results of autocomplete within their own services using a non-official, non-published API that also had no restrictions on it.

We built autocomplete as a complement to Search, and never intended that it would exist disconnected from the purpose of anticipating user search queries. Over time we’ve realized that while we can conceive of uses for an autocomplete data feed outside of search results that may be valuable, overall the content of our automatic completions are optimized and intended to be used in conjunction with web search results, and outside of the context of a web search don’t provide a meaningful user benefit.

In the interest of maintaining the integrity of autocomplete as part of Search, we will be restricting unauthorized access to the unpublished autocomplete API as of August 10th, 2015. We want to ensure that users experience autocomplete as it was designed to be used -- as a service closely tied to Search. We believe this provides the best user experience for both services.

For publishers and developers who still want to use the autocomplete service for their site, we have an alternative. Google Custom Search Engine allows sites to maintain autocomplete functionality in connection with Search functionality.
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What Are You and Your Blog All About?
There is a place on your website that you’re probably neglecting. It’s the same place where new visitors flock to everyday to see if what you have to say is
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Google+: A case study on App Download Interstitials

Based on these results, we decided to permanently retire the interstitial. We believe that the increase in users on our product makes this a net positive change, and we are sharing this with the hope that you will reconsider the use of promotional interstitials. Let’s remove friction and make the mobile web more useful and usable!
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Google's handling of new top level domains

Overall, our systems treat new gTLDs like other gTLDs (like .com & .org). Keywords in a TLD do not give any advantage or disadvantage in search.
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    SEO & Social Media Strategist, 2013 - present
  • ThomasNet
    SEO Strategist, 2011 - 2013
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I am an SEO with nearly 10 years experience currently employed at Path Interactive in NYC. I perform technical audits on websites and implement changes that directly impact their rankings and traffic. In addition, I am also a guest lecturer at NYU.

When I'm not behind a computer dousing digital fires I'm dedicated to being a father, bass player, amateur dslr photographer and rider of mountain bikes.
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