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Kyle Finley
Works at MusicInTheRaw.com
Attended University of Colorado at Boulder
Lives in Boston, MA
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New follower analytics tool released from +Twitter. 
Today we’re introducing a new tool to help advertisers better understand key audiences.
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"Startup SEO: How to Get the Ball Rolling on a Limited Budget"

Nice article on SEO for Startups from Jonathan Long of MarketDominationMedia.com. I agree with his approach 100%. This statement really rings true in regards to getting your on-page optimization in shape before your launch.

"Neglecting the on-page optimization is like attempting to run a marathon with one leg."
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be a complete nightmare if you are a new startup. The majority of new startups know that SEO contributes to online success but many do not fully understand how to develop an effective SEO strategy. SEO companie...
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Back up your shit because you never know when you might lose it!
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Thanks for the show #DigBoston. Tigerman Woah killing it.
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Nice write up and I completely agree!
 
MUSIC & EQUALITY
Last night at the #VMAs  it was clearer to me than ever that music with a message outshines the pop-circus and takes a place in history and in our hearts. 

Getting to "crash" the VMAs last night was a bright shiny new experience for me and it was fascinating to observe this mammoth event from inside the party gates. One thing I noticed quickly was that the tiny outfits and pyrotechnics and shock-value moments wear off pretty quickly... Like a sped-up time-lapse of the effect of any drug, it peaks, your mind and body acclimate and then you need more and more to get any kind of a reaction at all. In a huge arena like this fire, troupes of dancers, crazy outfits and other techniques try to engage everyone in the room... The reaction was often lukewarm.

But when there's real, authentic sharing - music with a meaning and a message bigger than the performer singing it - it's effortlessly larger than life. It pulls you by the heart and connects you with every other living person in the room. The musician becomes a megaphone for everyone's collective passion and purpose. Suddenly it's not about outfits it's about how we outfit our world for the present moment and the age to come.

That kind of moment, stripped of pomp and circumstance, happened last night during Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' performance of "Same Love" which featured Mary Lambert who sings the chorus on the record and was lifted to the rafters by Jennifer Hudson who surprise-guest-starred on the song. 

People stood up, the hairs on the backs of our necks stood up, our arms were in the air and our hopes for #equality  of all kinds were raised with those flags and voices that echoed through the arena. 

So today, on #WomensEqualityDay  here's my little behind-the-scenes video of these two powerhouse female voices singing a song about equality for all. On this day in 1920 women were given the right to vote. Now we all have the right to keep leaning in, to keep stretching what's acceptable, expanding what's possible and make our view of the future as unlimited as our spirits. 

XO, Daria

Ps. Isn't that a better women's equality post than another #mileycyrus  reaction? ;)

#throughglass  
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Follow me on Twitter for tweets on Growth Hacking, Search and Social Optimization, Food & Cocktails, #Photography, #KiteSurfing   Longboarding, #Skateboarding, #Wakeboarding, and other board related sports!
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Good read for .NET developers working in a production environment. 
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If you missed this last year give it a listen. Dave Grohl talking about his start in music, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and more.
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Make the most of your social shares with the proper in page Meta Tags and Markup in place.
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Interesting findings.  Looking forward to the hangout tomorrow to discuss the study.
Read the groundbreaking study that shows that Google Plus Shares may not have any impact on search rankings after all!
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Pretty interesting insight into the ousting of Steve Jobs from Apple from John Sculley.
After years of silence, former Apple CEO John Sculley has recently been moving more into retrospective mode.  On Thursday, Sculley gave perhaps his fullest public account ever of the circumstances surrounding Apple's firing of Steve Jobs, spending eight extemporaneous and uninterrupted minutes on the most infamous human resource decision in [...]
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Software Developer & Growth Hacker
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  • MusicInTheRaw.com
    Founder / System Architect, 2011 - present
  • KyleFinley.net
    Software & SEO / SMO Consultant, 2012 - present
  • KarmaLoop.com
    Search & Social Optimization Manager, 2013 - 2014
  • FirstGiving.com
    Senior e-commerce Developer, 2010 - 2011
  • DiningIn.com
    System Architect, 2009 - 2010
  • Hitachi Consulting
    Senior Consultant, 2004 - 2009
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Boston, MA
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Boulder, CO - Little Rock, AR - Arkadelphia, AR - Denton, TX - Hope, AR - Shreveport, LA
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Passionate about Kitebaording, Travel, Music, Web Technology, and trying new things.  I'm also a big fan of good food, good beer, and good times.
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I've kiteboarded 18 states in the US and working toward kiting all the coastal states and eventually all the US states.
Education
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Information Systems, 2001 - 2004
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