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Facebook's Impact On The Media Is Overblown, starring Define Media Group
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We took issue with BuzzFeed's claims that Facebook traffic was outpacing Google's for publishers. Read on for the fun....
BuzzFeed's analysis of social traffic versus search traffic reveals an incorrect measurement and assessment of the publishing industry's referral traffic.
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http://www.toodledo.com/tasks/index.php Trying out Toodledo for productivity this week.
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Let me know how this works out.
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Want to see the power of big data? Football, basketball & hockey are the same game. http://slate.me/JVz6Fj
Data analysis is a fact of life in pro and college sports. Teams have statistics gurus on the payroll, fans track every player movement, and corporate owners collect data on the optimal stadium experience. More than ever before, we know which variables matter in determining who wins and who loses. So what...
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TO DO this week: Before the Holidays overwhelm you, purchase your ticket to Portland's #SearchFest conference so you don't miss the Dec. 31 end of Early Bird pricing! 
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News Optimization and Online PR. Use #SEOPROS on twitter to ask +Marshall Simmonds  Questions
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Nice to see +Marshall Simmonds get a shout-out from +Joshua Benton of the Nieman Journalism Lab.  (The Lab is an organization which, despite the futuristic sounding name, often has a reactionary bent, and is often behind the digital ball - note it's lack of a Google+ Page, or mis-ascribed authorship for this article :)

Marshall's colleague at +Define Media Group, Inc, +Adam Sherk, published a nice companion piece yesterday, where he reports on "2013 referral data for a selection of 52 magazine and content sites, all well-known brands from major publishers":

How Much Search and Social Media Traffic Do Publishers Get?
http://bit.ly/1bSiyt0

You'll be unsurprised that search is a primary traffic driver in Adam's data too.

#searchmetrics   #publishing   #news  
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As the entire search world knows, Matt Cutts released a post last week - I'm paraphrasing - warning us that Google now considers "low quality guest posting" to be spam under their guidelines and will begin to take action in accordance with those beliefs. I don't plan to revolve this post entirely ar
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If you get a chance to check out this series, it's WELL WORTH the train ride.
 
Enterprise SEOs - We just posted all videos for FREE from our most recent event - http://seer.is/19wq4bZ #searchchurch please give a big TY to +Matthew Brown +Adam Melson +Adam Audette +Marshall Simmonds for donating their time for the event +SEER Interactive - they don't ask to be paid, which helps us to raise all the $$ for charity, if you get value from the videos please consider donating something even 5 bux for the value you got from it.
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Hi Marshall, was wondering if I could include you in an interview post I'm doing for Inbound.org about fears that keeps search engine marketers awake at night? it's a quick question :)
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it does via Chrome and Gmail https://todoist.com/app?v=189#start Once I learned the hotkeys it got very very useful. 
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Such a great time speaking here. I highly recommend making the trip. People came from as far as Boston for this event. It's $25, is donated to charity, is catered and the speakers are top notch. Watch and then go! 
 
Enterprise SEOs - We just posted all videos for FREE from our most recent event - http://seer.is/19wq4bZ #searchchurch please give a big TY to +Matthew Brown +Adam Melson +Adam Audette +Marshall Simmonds for donating their time for the event +SEER Interactive - they don't ask to be paid, which helps us to raise all the $$ for charity, if you get value from the videos please consider donating something even 5 bux for the value you got from it.
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Starting Thursday 7/30, we noticed that the Dark Google problem plaguing iOS and Android mobile searches was no longer happening.
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  • Define Media Group
    Founder and CEO, Define Media Group Inc., 2005 - present
  • The New York Times Company
    Chief Search Strategist, 2005 - 2011
  • About.com
    Chief Search Strategist in charge of SEO, 1999 - 2011
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Founder of Define Media Group specializing in big media and enterprise SEO
Introduction

Marshall Simmonds is the Founder of Define Media Group, the enterprise SEO company specializing in enterprise search marketing and strategic audience development.

He’s been involved in search since 1997, was the Chief Search Strategist for About.com from 1999-2011 and spent 2005-2010 overseeing all search strategy initiatives for the New York Times Company portfolio. Define Media Group started in 2005 and officially broke off from the NYTCo in January of 2011. Define works with many of the most influential brands and networks in the world.


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