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Just found an article I wrote Jan 2006 (10 years ago) titled:

"Rank Checking, It's Not Worth the Effort"

Yep, for ten years I have been trying to tell people that search engine rankings are not the goal of SEO.

Someday it will be common knowledge. Someday.
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Love to read it John - have you a link or if not on the web could you report here
please?
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Gonna dig deeper into this with Ross on the next show. Should be a lively discussion.

Get your questions in now. :)
Find out how search results' CTR and other user factors can affect your Google rankings — and how you can use that to your advantage.
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Nice find +John Carcutt The suggestions are obvious but a very welcome reminder to actually do them, rather than just know the theory.
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It's been an interesting week for Local Search. First the oddly named Pigeon update that is shaking up the local search results and now this ...

Google has FINALLY made local business verification easier .. About Freak'n Time !!!@
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Unfortunately it looks like healthcare is one of the categories that doesn't get instant verification.

Back to Google's hold music.
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+Jim Hedger wrote an interesting piece about communication and knowledge in our Industry ... Mentions to ClickZ "SEO is Dead" article that I ranted about a couple of months ago.
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+Jim Hedger has written a great piece on the State of the SEO Industry .. Please read and I would love to hear your thoughts.

Jim is a long time friend, an ex-employee of +Ross Dunn and hosts his own show on WMR called Webcology ... I recommend you check it out.
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This is great post about the state of the SEO industry. 2013 was,  I would say,  volatile and specifically targeted for a thriving SEO community who make shortcuts a way of life. I think it was a very important year. Over time SEO would mature and will take rightful place as mainstream online media for all businesses. 
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So I am thinking about doing an Article called "Everything I Learned about SEO, I Learned from Playing Drums"

If you had to compare SEO to something else that was completely offline, what would it be?
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That is correct  +John Carcutt  music is something related to listening and Art. web is something content and authority driven for initial stage and rankings, later other metrics gets involved like CTR in search resultes and people liking the site or following it and making it viral just like music of gangman style :) once people start liking it then its on its own until person managing it is keeping it on right track. My view of thought is Content and Authority will give exposure for initial stage. later its peoples choice :)
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Our new Google rep Matt is a great guy and a two time silver medal winner in swimming, however, he kept threatening to take a Sharpie to my shirt for some reason. 
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What no duckduckgo shirt? :)
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Nice to be associated with a Network that is in such good company.

Interesting presentation, I wish they would have added some kinda of actual game component though. Plus the "Go to Jail" space should have been about penalties, not user behaviour. LOL


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WOW.. Just WOW ...

"920 horsepower, goes 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds, and propels the car to a top speed of 217.5 mph!"

Yep, runs on SaltWater
In a breakthrough that is bound to catch the attention of the oil industry and even electric car makers, a…
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Good gods that is sexy! 1.7m buckarroos... yikes. I hope this technology can soon be scalable and affordable for mass production. 
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If you didn't hear google launched a major update to their local search algo last week. It's being called "Pigeon". This is shaking up local search result quite a bit and I suggest you go and double check your or your clients metrics. 

Our SEO Manager +Ryan Miller has written a great piece recapping what you need to know based on what we know so far.
Last week Google rolled out its latest algorithm update that is targeted toward local search, with a core focus on local businesses ranking in the “7-Pack” SERPs, and searches that are targeted toward geo-based searches or searches with local intent. While Google has not officially named this ...
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Almost everything Google is doing these days related to search is tied to mobile. Better, more relevant local results means better mobile search. 
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Nice to see SEO's ranking at the top of a work related list for a change. (pun intended) 
Balancing out your career and personal life is no easy task. Here's a list of top 10 jobs with the best work-life balance.
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Yeah, seems like to be a great SEO Specialist, one must spend a fair amount of time outside of work to keep up on all of the latest information and tactics. I know, I personally do not take off my SEO hat after simply leaving the office. (maybe I should do it more frequently though) :-) 
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This is interesting, but the "Experiment" is not very scientific.

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Everyone knows that browsers don’t always report where visitors came from when they arrive at a website. When they don’t report where they were in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) referrer header, often the traffic is considered “Direct” — which really means, “we have no clue where they came from, maybe they typed the URL […]
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  • Advance Digital Inc.
    Director of SEO and Social Media, 2011 - present
  • Wright State University
  • Voltexx
  • Real Estate Information Services
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  • MediaWhiz
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Central Jersey - Philadelphia PA - Waverly Ohio - Hawaii - Alaska - London - Ohio - Colorado - Nebraska - Florida
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I'm trying to live an optimized life. Are you?
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An SEO & Social Media veteran and recognized industry thought leader with over 12 years of expertise in both agency and in-house search engine optimization. He is a regular speaker and teacher at the top national SEO and Social Media marketing conferences including SES, SMX, PubCon, and is a published author on the topic of SEO in iMedia, Search Engine Journal, and WebProNews . John is Director of Search & Social Media for Advance Digital, a division of Advance Publications Inc.
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National Speaker on SEO and Social Media - SMX, SES, Pubcon, Affiliate Summit, WordCamp, DMA & Many many local events.
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  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
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I recently bought a new Jeep at Global and my experience was very good. I found these guys by driving by and had not seen any TV or heard any Radio spots and thought they might not be to pushy or aggressive because of that and I was right.Our salesman Scott met us outside and was careful to give us our space. We knew exactly the type of Jeep we wanted and Scott walked us out back to see the selection. Overall experience was a pleasure and I would recommend these guys for a Jeep purchase any day. Ask for Scott because he will treat you right.
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