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Marty Twelves
Works at Apply Knowledge Institute
Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Springville, UT
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Tee hee.
 
Heh.
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Absolutely love this. Simple things can make all the difference in life. #29 is my favorite.
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Great read! #Journalism  needs to continue exploring different revenue models, and this is one well worth exploring.
 
Introducing the First Post in Our Native Advertising Series

Tomorrow we are publishing the first post in +Demian Farnworth's series on native advertising. Its called "5 Ways to Rankle an Old-School Journalist."

In this post he'll make the case that native advertising and great journalism are NOT incompatible. In fact, they are both advertising models … and they can both be profitable.

And he'll make his point by highlighting five ways you can irritate old-guard journalists … 

Stay tuned. 
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Cool test.
 
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. http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/introducing-the-tardigrade/ <----- 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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I still say if Disney had led with this kind of trailer, John Carter would have done so much better at the box office.
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Scary, but so, so true.
 
So now you know.
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This goes out to all my #journalism  friends out there. Great tool to build up your portfolio.
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It may seem difficult to write content that's engaging and seductive, but it doesn't need to be. Here are three steps to turn boring sentences into sparkling content.
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"Followers are tempted to try to get ahead of the market leader by denigrating them through negative advertising. But this is the sign of a loser, not a winner, and markets don't buy from losers. Ultimately, great brands inspire their customers. It's hard to inspire if most of one's marketing is directed at shouting down the market leader. Such 'hating' is a sign of weakness, not strength."
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Ecommerce Consultant
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SEO, PPC marketing, social media marketing, web design, WordPress, copywriting
Employment
  • Apply Knowledge Institute
    Ecommerce Consultant, 2012 - present
    Coached clients on ecommerce techniques, including web design, conversion testing, SEO, and content marketing. Designed and marketed over 50 ecommerce sites.
  • The Universe
    Scheduling Editor, 2012 - 2012
    Managed the social calendar for local events related to students at Brigham Young University. Built contacts in the local community for music, film, theater, and charity events.
  • New York Daily News
    Intern, 2012 - 2012
    General assignment reporter intern. Worked in all five boroughs reporting on politics, local crimes, and national trends.
  • Daily Universe
    Social Media Editor, 2012 - 2012
    Managed the social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+) for Brigham Young University's student newspaper. Increased Facebook interaction by 20%.
  • Fortune Learning Systems
    Internet Coach, 2010 - 2011
    Coached clients on building successful retail sites. Helped design and market over 50 ecommerce sites.
  • Thrive Learning Institute
    Internet Coach, 2008 - 2010
    Coached clients on setting businesses on eBay, retail sites, and affiliate marketing. Educated clients on SEO and social media marketing techniques.
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Springville, UT
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Manhattan, NY - Provo, UT - San Diego, CA - Stuart, FL - Glastonbury, CT - Phoenix, AZ - Page, AZ
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Introduction
Everything can be done better. Doesn't mean what we did before was wrong. Just means there's always something more out there.

I love reading. Especially comic books, since that's how I learned to read. It's a vastly underappreciated art form that most people snub. Their loss.

I've lived all over the country: San Diego, Florida, Connecticut, Utah. It's made me appreciate how people are people, no matter where you go. Sure, there's always the walking stereotype that you bump into, but that just makes it even funner.

I'm a big believer in leaving your mark on the world, whatever it may be. Everybody is unique and has something to share. That's why I love the idea of self-publishing and getting your work out there, whether or not the big shots like it.

If anything, that's why I love technology and the Internet. Opportunities that never would have existed 20 years ago are now possible. People don't have to settle for the typical life. If you want to make movies for a living, you can! (thank you, YouTube) Love writing? Get a blog! Publish on the Kindle! Want to get your art out there? Hello, deviantART.

Self-expression is endless now, thanks to the Internet. It's not just about doing something to occupy your time: it's about sharing it with others.
Bragging rights
I read more than I talk. Considering how much I talk, that's impressive.
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    Communications, Business Management
  • Glastonbury High School
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View lessons from experts. View lessons from Google's digital analytics experts at your own pace. Test your knowledge. Apply what you learn

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For most businesses, SEO provides the highest ROI of all marketing investments. As long as you choose a quality SEO agency, your decision wi

VIDEO: Mormonism Is a Christ-Centered, Global Faith
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This video provides a brief look at Mormonism — a Christ-centered, global faith.

How Schools Can Give Men the Skills They Need to Be Good Dads
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Apprenticeship programs have the potential to help young men get better jobs and develop relationship abilities.

How Anti-Poverty Programs Marginalize Fathers
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Based on decades-old stereotypes that unmarried dads are “deadbeats,” the majority of welfare programs almost exclusively serve women and ch

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Check out these 5 awesome tools for website optimization to understand how to make your website convert users more efficiently.

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How to Get Anything You Want in Business (and Maybe Life)
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This simple sales tip will change the way you ask for things—and drastically improve your success rate.

Sibling Rivalry
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I have been slacking, which I knew would happen, because it was CHRISTMAS (obviously the best time of the year). I decided to try something

I've only had the Don Pablo, but it was great! The garlic knots are the really clincher for me. They're way too addicting, but too good to say no to.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
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Great food! Their orange chicken is better than anything else I've had in Utah County. The service was great.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Very good
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The Off Broadway Theatre is fantastic! I've never seen a bad show. It's very family friendly, but works for just fine for adults too.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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