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My beer has a mustache.
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56 miles-ish and 5300ft of climbing.

This one almost killed me.
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So jealous! Haven't gotten back in the saddle yet. Almost warm enough. I did ski 2 out of the last 3 days though :) I even busted out the 157 omeglasses ... You remember those. Gotta love Spring skiing!
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I agree
Google is an information company and their job is to provide answers to our questions. If your business is based on the same model, then sooner or later you will be out of the game. Google has no ambition to show more search results in their search results. This is not being evil, it’s being efficient and giving your users the best answer, and quickly.

Who is at risk?

Any business which provides answers to questions including, but not limited to:

- Data, product and service aggregators
- Flight, hotel, car rental search and booking sites
- Price comparison, weather reports, sports results
- Event calendars and various other data-driven websites
- Domain information, IP address lookups, time/date and currency conversion.

Who is safe?

Original producers or content, products, tools and services will continue to enjoy the benefits of organic search traffic. One thing to watch out for is that your data is not detached from your brand and used to present to your audience directly through search results. Some already fear this might be taking place through rich snippets and the knowledge graph.

In Between

At this stage Google is incapable of providing well-organised, curated content or meaningful advice or opinion. In the next ten years or so we will still see human-generated content as dominant producer of this type of information and advice. The decade after that, however, will challenge this and we will see artificial intelligence assume a more meaningful role in content curation, opinion and even advice.

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This is the first time I've thought of Google in terms of the approaching Singularity.

Wait, doesn't Ray Kurzweil work for Google now?


//light goes on
//brain explodes
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Weirdest ad targeting ever.
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Wow, nothing like a bunch of uterus' to get people's attention lol.
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Need Your Help Testing Google+'s Impact on Search

It's been a long time since a test was run to see if Google+ activity could impact search. <----- Would love your help with this URL

It's a random page I found while searching after hearing about the Tardigrade on Cosmos. Currently, the page ranks #26 in Google US non-personalized results.

Help needed:
1) Please don't link to this page from anywhere except Google+
2) Please do click the link from Google+ and take a gander.
3) Please do share the link itself in your own Google+ account, and +1 others' shares of the link. Feel free to use photos, too :-)
4) Please don't share the post link directly on other social networks

Thanks so much!

p.s. I'm aware G folks might see this and take manual action, but I'm hoping that won't be the case.
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Important tactical read.
New Google Title Tag Length Guidelines: 55 Characters
+ SERP Preview Tool

Dr. +Pete Meyers looked at 89,787 titles in Google's newly designed search results to see where they became truncated. While the length of the titles range due to letter width, bolded words, and CAPITALIZATION, he found the following cut-off lengths at 5 levels of confidence:

 • 80% - 57 characters (81.6%)
 • 90% - 56 characters (91.6%)
 • 95% - 55 characters (95.8%)
 • 99% - 53 characters (98.7%)
 • 99.9% - 49 characters (99.9%)

Read the whole report and try out the tool at
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We came here for a friend's jazz show and it's a cute little spot that we'll come back to for dinner sometime. Great gluten free menu.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Good
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
My favorite pizza place in Manhattan.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been going to this place about once a week for the last year and a half. It is AMAZING. The best and quickest Mexican I have found in the city by far. It is always packed, which tells you how good it is!
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I finally went to this place recently, after hearing friends rave about it for months. It did not disappoint. We started with oysters, 3 different kinds, which were all done to perfection. Then I had a large steak (38oz split between 2 people), which is quite possibly the best steak I have ever had. I combined it with their french fries, which are delicious though not anything unique. We topped off the meal with their chocolate mousse, which if you like chocolate mousse you MUST have it. We drank beers the whole time, mostly local brews. They have their own special Brooklyn Brewery ale, which was amazing and is recommended. I'll be back.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
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This is a great spot to go with some friends. It's a pretty communal dining experience, but the homemade pasta is amazing. We had a bottle of wine, a couple of appetizers, an entree each, and dessert. The chocolate cake with sea salt and olive oil was amazing. Highly recommended spot. Make sure you get there earlier than you want to be sat to put your name in. There's usually a 20-30 minute wait.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
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Love this place. I've seen both Jason and Shane and would highly recommend both. Shane hooked me up with a fresh cut when I decided to cut off my long hair. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone, but I almost don't want to because then it'll be harder to get in for an appointment!
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This place is awesome. I've been here 2-3 times for brunch and once for dinner. I always get the Eggs Benedict, which is pretty awesome. I got the burger for dinner one night, and it was delicious. If you go to brunch and love coffee, get a cup. It's fair trade organic and is delicious. Servers are always super nice (especially Hayden) and the decor is typically awesome Brooklyn - booths and brick walls, and there's a bar. Highly recommended.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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