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MOBILEGEDDON: Non-Mobile Friendly URLs Show Nearly 50% Ranking Drop!
See Our Just-Published Before & After Study

+Eric Enge at +Stone Temple Consulting pulled ranking data on the top 10 mobile results for 15,235 search queries the week of April 17th (before the so-called #Mobilegeddon  Google update rollout), and again the week of May 18th. We pulled ranking information, and also identified whether or not the URLs in the results were designated as Mobile Friendly by Google or not.

Because of the size and methodology of our study, we were able to show the real change that the Mobile Ranking Update brought about that other, smaller and more anecdotal studies missed.

Read the complete study at http://stonet.co/MobilegeddonStudy

If you find this information useful, please reshare it! Thanks!

#mobilemarketing   #mobilefriendly   #mobileseo   #seo  
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Study finds that 36% of tweets get retweeted, but less than 1% get replies
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Welcome to Science....you're going to like it here.
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+Eli Fennell _for fun, for show, or to learn more._ Experimental thinking.
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This Shark Attacking a Cage Is Every Photo You've Seen During Shark Week for 27 Years

....and yes, Discovery Channel has been running Shark Week for 27 years.

....and yes, +BuzzFeed has been desperate for clickbait headlines for nine years.
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Thanks to the +Plus Your Business! PYB Academy for featuring our latest "Here's Why" video in the weekly roundup.
 
‘Plus Your Business’ Community - (NEW) Weekly Roundup!
Check out the current happenings in the PYB Community. Read more…

Message from Martin: 

I had an awesome time at the conference in Dallas last week. Great to connect with Lissa Duty and the crew at #RocksDigital - talking Google for Business.

I'm still building up content, case studies and connections re: Local, Reviews and bringing customers to your door. Thanks for your patience, it will all start flowing again soon. I have a plan! :D

p.s. this was a cool, well done, made me 'feel special' kind of a list to be included in: http://plusyourbiz.com/vp

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Special Edition for Academy Members Only with +martin shervington  & +Travis Taylor 

Login to your Academy account to catch up on what Martin has on the horizon!

FEATURED STORIES From PYB The Academy Community 
Posts you may have missed from PYB Academy Members

1. The World of Periscope and Real Estate - Will it be a game changer? by…  +James Dearsley  http://plusyourbiz.com/vi

2. Why Your Content Needs to Be Unique - Here's Why with Mark and Eric ...by +Mark Traphagen  & +Eric Enge http://plusyourbiz.com/vj

3. Help Your College Graduate Get on Track Financially...by  +Jodi Okun http://plusyourbiz.com/vo  
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That’s our week in review! Great to see you all this week and can’t wait to see what the next 7 has in store. Cheers!

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I m , New on , google i will need lots of help , and see how all , works ,
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Google Announces Camp Google for Kids

Hey parents! Camp Google is a free summer camp that gets kids learning through fun, interactive science activities and adventures. Led by experts, the activities have been designed to encourage kids to ask questions, setting them on a lifelong journey of exploration and discovery. Camp Google opens July 13th, stay tuned!

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Eh I am already curious and I am 15 years old but this is great for others
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A great example of the reasoning behind the constant tweaking and revaluation needed for machine learning algorithms.
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If you grew up in the late 60s, early 70s like me, you probably had a Desiderata poster on your bedroom or dorm room wall. 

But you've never seen it like this.

The brilliant Zen Pencils​ manages to turn a poem that is little more than a loose collection of aphorisms for living a good life into a touching and impacting narrative. 
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Yes, I did +Mark Traphagen. And I agree, this is pretty wonderful. I love the Zen context and am feeling grateful, I actually have some familiarity with Zen to enjoy all the more. Thanks for posting it.
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We are falling like some stars
Down to earth
We're collapsing like buildings
Burning down
We are echoes over hills
Fading out
We are chasing the sound

But the world keeps turning
At the end of everything
Yeah, the world keeps turning
At the end of everything

"The End of Everything" by Measure

Photo: Taken by me at the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
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The greatest escape in the process of the poems openness for majestic explorations within,...self.
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New Horizons NASA Pluto Spacecraft Has Temporary Blue Screen of Death

Just 10 days before its closest flyby of Pluto, +NASA's New Horizons spacecraft experienced a scary (and we hope temporary) computer glitch.

An anomaly signal in the main computer caused New Horizons to switch to its backup computer and temporarily lose contact with earth. Contact is now reestablished, and diagnostics are being run on the problem.

No indication yet if this is any threat to getting good data from the flyby.

#PlutoFlyby   #nasa   #t  
New Horizons decided to put on a little 4th of July drama for the mission's fans. It's currently in safe mode, and it will likely be a day or two before it recovers and returns to science, but it remains on course for the July 14 flyby. Here's the mission update in its entirety.
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Waiting for BANG! outside the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
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Happy 4th of July to ya all!
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Sr. Director of Online Marketing: Social Media Marketing - Google+ Marketing - Content Marketing - SEO - Organic Link Building
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SEO, social media marketing, link building, content marketing, writing, content production, blogging, speaking
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  • Stone Temple Consulting
    Senior Director of Online Marketing, 2014 - present
    Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of the online branding, promotion, and reputation of Stone Temple Consulting, as well as specialized consulting with selected Stone Temple clients.
  • Virante Inc.
    Director of Digital Outreach, 2011 - 2013
  • Virante Inc.
    Internet Marketing Analyst, 2009 - 2011
  • Westminster Bookstore
    Manager of Online Marketing
  • The Covenant School (Charlottesville VA)
    Assistant Administrator of Lower School
  • Abbot Laboratories
    IV Products Sales Representative
  • Uarco Business Forms
    Account Manager
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Youngstown OH - Columbus OH - Dayton OH - Muskego Lake WI - Menomonee Falls WI - Indianapolis IN - San Antonio TX - Cedar Grove NJ - Ramsey NJ - Cortland NY - Lynchburg VA - Hoolehua HI - Charlottesville VA - Glenside PA - Wyncote PA
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Introduction

As Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, I'm responsible for raising the awareness of STC's renowned services for our many Fortune 500 level clients. 

What can you expect me to talk and engage about? Social Media Consulting + Social Media Marketing + Content Marketing + Inbound MarketingInternet Marketing + Google+ Business Pages + Paid Search Advertising and anything to do with connecting on the web!

My mission is to help you get seen and heard, to get your message out and bring in people who want and need what you have to offer. My special know-how is in the intersection of social and search.

I'm the Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, one of the leading online marketing agencies in the United States.

On Google+ you'll see me posting and sharing mostly about social media and how we can more effectively use it to collaborate and transform our world.

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Read and subscribe to my Flipboard Magazines. I daily curate there the best online marketing related news, tips, and articles I run across all over the web:

Available to speak at your conference! Also for press, podcast, and webinar interviews. Contact me through this profile or the email address below.

Personal Stuff

Married for over 30+ years to Karyn Louise Murphy Traphagen. Two grown-and-married daughters; six grandchildren. #nerdfighter #DFTBA!

I've competed in The Monti storytelling event (winning a StorySlam and runner-up in a GrandSlam), and joined a New Orleans-style second line band called the Bulltown Strutters.

Cover photo courtesy of Dustin W. Stout & Weal Media. Profile image by Jennifer Rich.

All posts and opinons expressed by me on Google+ are entirely my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or any other organization with which I might be connected.

Elsewhere

My home blog is at Stone Temple Consulting. I write the Social Media Marketing column for Marketing Land, I also contribute to Moz, Search Engine Land, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Today and many other top digital marketing sites.

I have spoken at numerous industry conferences, including MozCon, Pubcon, SMX (Advanced, East, West & Social Media), and SearchExchange.

I tweet at @marktraphagen

Finally, let me leave you with a benediction, courtesy of my friend Eli Fennell:

In nomine Google, et Long Tail, et spiritus AuthorRank.

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Old enough to have an Early Adopter Badge from Foursquare for Planet Earth | The Monti StorySlam Winner & GrandSlam Runner Up
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  • Westminster Theological Seminary
    M.A.R. in Biblical Studies, 2004 - 2009
  • Liberty University
    B.A. Interdisciplinary.
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Excellent service! Driver was 10 minutes early for a 5am pickup, which was great because my check in at the airport was going to be tight. I had a lot of luggage, and the driver hustled up to my door to bring it down to the car. Car was immaculate, and the driver extremely courteous. Kudos to the office staff as well, who were very flexible with an itinerary change I needed to make, and who followed through to make sure that everything was correct. Everything you could want in a limo service, and I will use it again.
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Absolutely amazing. Some of the best French food I've had anywhere. The owner is a delight.
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If you want to experience all the charm, elegance, and nostalgia of 19th century Lancaster PA first-hand, you'll do no better than a stay at Ascot House. My wife and I stayed two nights here while attending a wedding in a nearby town. We first fell in love with the town itself. Market Street, it's main street, is like a museum of 19th century architecture. You'll see it all there, from log cabins to Federal style, Duch Colonial, etc. But staying at Ascot House makes the experience even better. Owner Wendy has done an incredible job to restore this c. 1812 townhouse while subtly including modern conveniences that made our stay enjoyable. We arrived in the afternoon and after settling in enjoyed a fabulous wine and cheese snack on the veranda overlooking the spectacular back garden that Wendy created as her first project after buying the house. Part of a good B&B experience is an interesting and gracious host, and Wendy excels in those categories. She retains most of her delightful English accent though she's lived in the US almost 30 years. And she brings a touch of British polish and charm to the Americana of Ascot House, including to her delicious breakfasts that always have a Brit touch to them. We highly recommend Ascot House, and would definitely stay there again when staying in the area.
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The Sichuan is authentic and delicious. Be adventurous!
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I have found the dentist I've been looking for all my adult life. Not only was the entire staff friendly and highly professional, they and Dr. Gadol did everything possible to make me relaxed and for my procedures to be as pain-free and comfortable as possible. I particularly appreciate that Dr. Gadol explains everything she is doing and why. I would recommend this service to anyone I know.
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I just found my new regular dry cleaner. At 11:30 am today I found out I needed to leave early tomorrow for an event that would require my suit, which needed cleaning. I called Regency, knowing that I was way past their deadline of 10 am for same-day service. The woman who answered the phone couldn't have been nicer. She repeated their policy, but understood my plight, and found a way for them to get my suit into their schedule. With service like that, you know I will be back!
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We asked our relatives to recommend one of the best restaurants in Ithaca and they sent us to Mahogany. They called it right. We were so impressed with everything from the appetizers to the entrees to the cocktails. This is a place to be savored, so it upsets me that people took away a star because the service wasn't "fast." Try McDonalds.
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