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Margery Spears
Works at Search Engine Catalyst LLC
Attended University of Washington
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Love the summary of the Google Webmaster Guidelines changes from SE Roundtable. 
Patrick Sexton asked if he can publish the new changes and additions made to the Google Webmaster Guidelines update I mentioned this morning. So here is his take on that. But first, Patrick Se
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Scratching your head over your Google Search Console reports? There was an update on Dec. 14:
Apps only: App install button data in search results added to the report. This change may increase the total number of clicks and impressions.
Websites only: An update to web search logs analysis. This change may increase the total number of clicks and impressions.

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Search for "bubble level" on your smartphone. Useful, and replaces an app.
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Rand on Whiteboard Friday talks about how to make good presentations. Be specific, respectable, and actionable:
"You used to do X, but after I share Y, you'll switch to doing Z and get better results. You'll use Y to do Z and get better results than what you were getting with X." 
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Writers - have you used the Hemingway Editor? What do you think of it?
Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The app highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow sentence, shorten or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, ...
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Google image identification abilities are increasing, but what happens when these technologies make a very bad non-PC mistake? Last week's Note to Self podcast explores one such embarrassment.
This is a story about an incident that happened to 22-year-old web developer Jacky Alciné, the racist slur that caught him off-guard, and the machines behind it.
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Christmas shopping season is almost here. Are your retail sites ready?
Digital marketing is quite the fragmented landscape; modern marketing channels can be so complex that they often require dedicated specialists. But who is
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I wasn't aware of a partnership between Disney and Google, but this is cool. #starwars

Awaken the Force within you. Choose a side and your Google apps will follow your path.
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It's time to participate in the bi-annual SEMPO salary survey.
2015 Search Salary Survey. The 2015 Search Salary Survey is underway. The survey is available now through November 30, and all responses are anonymous. All participants will receive a free summary report, and they may enter a drawing to win one of five $25 American Express vouchers.
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Can one article bring you up to date on Google's search algo? Danny Sullivan nails it. #rankbrain #seo
Google's using a machine learning technology called RankBrain to help deliver its search results. Here's what's we know about it so far.
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Looks like Google is playing with longer snippets for the top search result. This snippet compiles the breadcrumb + meta description + a portion of the first line in the body copy. Wild!
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Growing search results naturally
Introduction
Search engine optimization (SEO) consultant in the Seattle area and beyond helping businesses small and large get found in organic search results.
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SEO for sushihanasan.com, AJACtraining.org, Microsoft, and others.
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search engine optimization
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organic traffic growth
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  • Search Engine Catalyst LLC
    Owner, 2008 - present
    Search Engine Catalyst focuses on growing organic traffic and revenue for mid- to enterprise-sized corporations.
  • Ascentium
    Content Manager, SEO, 2007 - 2008
    In this agency, worked as a website PM, editor, content manager, SEO, writer.
  • Microsoft
    Technical Editor, 1999 - 2006
    Technical editor for Windows print documentation, UI text error messages, Exchange Server pre-sales website, TechNet Exchange Server website. Served on the Windows home page editorial board. Managed content for Virtual Earth (i.e. Bing maps), Microsoft MapPoint, Microsoft Streets & Trips, AutoRoute, online help, and wrote marketing copy
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I dropped in on a Saturday to get my flat tire fixed, and they did it within an hour while I waited. The waiting room was comfortable and had lots of interesting books and magazines. I particularly enjoyed the Seattle history books and photos on the wall.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
What an experience. This restaurant serves gourmet meals, with great service in a genuine western saloon hall built in 1803. It's a half hour drive from Silver City. Reservations are essential.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Nice little urban park with swings and jungle gyms for the kiddies and tennis courts for the adults. The jogging circle is always popular. In the summer, the free outdoor concerts are a treasure. Great place to take the kids or the dogs for a quick bit of exercise.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Best lattes in Burien. Hands down.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
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Great breakfast with luxurious, large rooms in an historic building that is tastefully modernized and within blocks of the art galleries, coffee shops, and main drag of Silver City. The owner, Sandy, is very knowledgeable about local events and places to go.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Best pizza in Burien, IMHO. Very reasonable price for an all-you-can-eat pizza and salad buffet. If you are a vegetarian, just ask for a veggie pizza and they'll cook one up for the buffet. The large selection of draft beers is always very good. In the summer, the patio is a real treat.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Classy food and beer restaurant that is always busy. Nice menu choices. The cook is always willing to adjust the ingredients for allergies and vegetarians. The burgers are divine. The booths are dark wood and comfortable and the long bar accommodates many drinkers. Parking can be a hassle, but well worth it.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago