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Surfing the web one page at a time with a focus on SEO and Social Media for Business.
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My passion is the internet but not in a time wasting game playing fashion. I enjoy finding new ways to get my content in front of interested web searchers around the world. I have recently joined the team at Longhorn Ford and Lone Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram as their Digital Strategist. I also enjoy affiliate marketing and helping friends and family publish content on the world wide web.
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Automotive OEM Advertising on Facebook

Every week it seems like more and more car dealers are advertising on Facebook. Of course the OEMs have been advertising on Facebook as well. But in the last several days Cadillac has targeted me for an ad that drives me to a map page for a Cadillac dealer. Curiously the map takes me to not the closest Cadillac dealer but the 2nd closest Cadillac dealer. I would think a Tier 1 ad would drive me to a Cadillac page. Have any of my other automotive peeps run across these types of ads?
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Great chance to support the library and take a test drive in a new Ford. I predict the Mustang will be a popular choice for the event.
 
Drive 4UR Community Lindale Texas

Longhorn Ford is honored to present the Drive 4UR Community Test Drive event to help raise funds for the Lillie Russel Memorial Library in Lindale, Texas. The event is scheduled for May 7, 2016 at Picker's Pavilion in Lindale, Texas. Eligible test drives earn $20 for the library with a maximum total donation of $6,000.
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2016 Digital Marketing Predictions

Interesting thoughts for 2016 including Mobile and DuckDuckGo. 
It's that magical time of year where, once again, I examine my predictions for the year that's just ended, and make new ones for the year ahead. As is my personal tradition, I'm going to first look at the accuracy of what I've suggested would happen in 2015 first. Based on how I've done, perhaps, you can get a sense of how seriously to take my ideas for the future...For posterity,...
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Lindale Championship Rodeo

It is a working weekend for me since we are the Presenting Sponsor for the Lindale Championship Rodeo this year. Yes, my job can be exciting coming face to face with bulls like this guy. Come on out there are still 2 nights of rodeo action left.  #lindaletexas   #rodeo  
2015 Lindale Championship Rodeo is a Ram Rodeo Series Event presented by Lone Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram at the Lindale Rodeo Arena in Lindale Texas.
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Baseball Monogram Shirt

My wife and daughter continue to produce awesome monogrammed and embroidered shirts. Being a baseball fan I'm kind of partial to the baseball shirts like this one. #baseball  
Cute Personalized Monogrammed Baseball Stitches shirt featuring your initials between the red baseball stitches. Available in several colors and sizes.
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I need one that has SOTF initials, probably a large.
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Facebook at Work - Why Not?

When I saw Facebook at Work in my news feed today my first thought was, Why not? The vast majority of people are on Facebook at work anyway. We should at least be able to communicate and maybe get some work done while we're there. Anyone planning on trying it out?

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About six months ago, we reported that Facebook was working on a new product aimed squarely at the enterprise market under the working title, "FB@Work."..
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Affiliate Marketing Goes Mainstream

Great article on how big business with huge audiences are taking advantage of affiliate marketing. I have also noticed more third party auto classified sites using affiliate links to increase their revenue.

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31 Years in the Car Business

Driving home from the dealership tonight it dawned on me that I have been in the car business for 31 years. I’ve worn many hats over yikes, three decades. In those early days a typical Wednesday would find me spending the afternoon lining up 20 or so cars so tight I had to climb out the passenger side. Shine up the hoods and put those big yellow numbers on the windshield and get ready to drive the TV truck up and down the row as Tom Park walked the line with his perfect hair as he pitched the weekly deals. Sometimes we didn’t finish till after 10:00 especially in the summer when the days were longer. 

Much has changed in 31 years. The internet and smartphones have completely changed the auto industry just as it has everything else. Today my Wednesday started with checking my email on my phone and a mobile app for overnight internet leads and that was before I made it to the office. In the office I load up four different web browsers with about six tabs in each, email, voicemail, reports, tweak new inventory arrivals and head over to Lindale High School to cook lunch for the teachers. 

31 years ago there was more to operating a successful car dealership than selling cars and fixing cars. Today that still holds true. Although you can’t have a car dealership without those two things you won’t have a car dealership for very long if thats all you do. A dealership is like a living thing. All of the parts work together to make everything run smoothly. 31 years ago we had salespeople, finance managers, sales managers, technicians, service advisors, parts salespeople, service managers, parts managers, shipping clerks, receptionists, car wash staff, accounting staff and me the humble porter. 

Today a typical car dealership still has those same jobs available plus a bunch of new jobs and skills. There is something for everyone in the car dealerships of today. Technology has created a lot of opportunity that you might easily think of like website development, network management, computer repair and maintenance. Some of the techie jobs you might not think of are photography, videography, digital marketing, graphic artist and a  host of specialized software applications. Some dealerships also have business development staff, customer service staff, community liaisons and more. 

I’m happy to say I’ve been involved in some way in just about every aspect of a dealership over the years. My career has never been boring and everyday brings some new experience or something new to learn. I got my start in the car business because the guy before me thought he had reached a level where he could coast at work and a childhood friend, Craig Williams, said I should apply for the job and Gary Livingston gave me a shot. 

My dad taught me to do more than my job required and the rest is history.
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Homage to Big Foot

The Jeep brand is packed with loads of fun and capability. The elusive Big Foot on the rear glass of the 2015 Jeep Renegade delivers smiles when you see it. #Jeep #BigFoot
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More NFL Bad Lip Reading

I love these NFL Bad Lip Reading videos. My favorites in this edition were Jason Garrett and Cam Newton. Enjoy!

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Favorite 2015 Ford F150 Platinum

This might be my favorite 2015 Ford F150 we have received so far. I'm digging the Brunello leather seats and the twin panel moonroof.

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Condo was exactly as the pictures showed. Everything worked and was very comfortable. Just a short walk to the beach. Nice pool with a hot tub and children's area.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place is an accident waiting to happen. Don't take small children. The colorful animal figures are not bolted down. The concrete paths are uneven and a tripping hazard. The course is not in good shape so if you are serious about your mini golf this place will frustrate you. The only good thing about the place is you can play all the golf you want for $5.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I was there for a social media conference for two days. The room was comfortable and cool during the 100 degree weather. It could have been a bit cleaner in some spots, corners and floor moldings ect. The staff was friendly. The dining options on site are limited. There are several good options with a short drive of 2 miles and under. The facility did have a nice pool I liked the way it was kind of tucked away and from the main traffic. I would stay there again if the opportunity arose.
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Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
My favorite place in Mineola to have lunch. Great atmosphere and even better sandwiches. My favorite is the Meat Lovers on Sourdough. If you are into homemade cakes, pies and other tasty treats check out the ever changing array of sweets. Or if you are watching your waist line stay away from the display case filled with sugary goodness.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Was in Vegas for a conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center. I chose the Tropicana based on its proximity to the Monorail and the rates. Turned out it was a solid choice. It was very convenient to get to the conference and other places I wanted to go. The room was clean and spacious. Great TV that swiveled so I could see it while I worked at the desk. Comfortable bed. The food choices were not expansive but I was able to find a good meal whenever I was hungry. The hotel staff was very friendly. Every morning when I stepped off the elevator several of the table dealers greeted me with a wave and a smile. By midweek I was coming off the elevator head up looking for smiles and waves. There were only a couple of things I would like to see improved. One was the shampoo, it took the whole bottle to wash my hair. The second thing was I could have used a brighter light in the bathroom. All in all I would not hesitate to stay at the Tropicana on my next trip to Las Vegas.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I had avoided this place because it said sushi on the sign. Finally, I gave them a try and I had a very nice lunch. There are plenty of options on the buffet including a section where you can choose your meats and veggies and have them cooked up fresh and hot. I just happened to be there when their new pocket calendars came in and scored one of those as well. I will be adding the Yes Buffet to my lunch rotation in Mineola.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Let me get this straight. The slowest part of the whole process is getting your snacks and drinks at the concession. So, you make that process even slower by selling movie tickets along with candy, popcorn and drinks. Not too mention that the staff has to walk from one end of the concession area to the other depending upon what the customer has ordered. It took 17 minutes to get a coke and some popcorn which meant we just barely got seated before the movie trailers started. Sell tickets at the ticket counter and snacks at the snack counter. Stop making things worse.
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Appeal: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago