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Michael George
Works at GuruEffect
Attended Arizona State University
Lives in Phoenix, AZ
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Mobile-Friendly Websites

In 2012, I started converting all of my client's sites into responsive, mobile-friendly sites.

I wrote the article, below, in January of 2013.

Our clients are always ahead of the curve. In a few days, I'm going to explain why your mobile sites aren't truly mobile-friendly, even if Google says so.

  #mobilefriendly

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2. Be accessible to every living person and every device: Some people believe that this is already in effect, but I’ve not seen any direct evidence personally. But regardless of whether or not it’s currently affecting search engine rankings, it is logical to believe that websites which are accessible on every device would perform better in the SERPs. In other words, your website needs to adjust when it is visited by a mobile device.

#seotips #seoservices  
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Today would be my beautiful wife's birthday. I saw this picture today and I realized that as she was getting sicker, I was letting myself go. I've aged so much since this photo. It's been 6.5 years and I'm not feeling any better about it. I love you Karen. I'm so sorry this happened.

#breastcancer  
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I'm Danielle I'm So very sorry I too lost my daughter's father u just have to take it day by day 
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#internationalwomensday
If you do this, it's a way of broadcasting your stupid for the whole world to see.
 
"Repost! Thank you Hilary Clinton! Happy International Womens Day! ❤️ #rebelheart" -Madonna
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I'm sorry to hear that +Danielle Longo
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This cute girl, dressed for the celebration, just served me catfish with crawfish sauce and key lime pie. Happy Fat Tuesday! #fattuesday #mardigras +Baby Kays Cajun Kitchen
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Nice +Michael George looks like you are living the good life!
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I know it's a day late, but if you're smart, you know the best way to a woman's heart is through her stomach. #love
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Google Reviews On Your Website
I wrote an article on how to properly use testimonials for both conversion and #seo . It will be published tomorrow, but in the meantime, check out my webpage with the Google reviews imported directly into it: https://gurueffect.com/seo-consulting/real-estate-seo.html    (I like that my future clients can actually click on the Google+ profiles, to see that it's a real person.) #reviewsmatter  

#googlelocal #googlelocalsearch  
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Thanks +Fred Hernden- you aren't the only person who has told me that (about the last names). But I really do think it makes it look more authentic. Hey! I could be wrong! But I love the Google reviews because people could actually contact my clients...I suppose.
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+Michael George, I'm not sure what it is and can't imagine it would be tummy friendly. 
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Help! Any server engineers out there?

Web Server Issue

My client has a website on Hostgator shared Linux hosting.

This is for a real estate website. She used to have a subdomain called "search-homes".

So the MLS (multiple listing service for homes), was hosted on the subdomain, like this: search-homes.example.com -- so the subdomain wasn't a subdomain in the traditional sense. It was a CNAME pointed to IDXbroker.com

However, I have moved everything to simply: mls.example.com (which now points to IDXbroker)

So I went in and created an actual subdomain called search-mls and I uploaded an htaccess file there. However, none of the redirects work. It never leaves the subdomain. All it gives are 500 server errors, and there is nothing wrong with my htaccess file.

So just to humor them, I gave up on that, deleted my htaccess, and attempted to use the redirection tool in #cpanel

I will put in 3 redirects and they all work fine. Once I add the 4th, that one and everyone after it, gets screwed up. The 4th, the 5th, the 6th...

The losers at #hostgator have kept me on hold for 4 hours at this point (starting last Monday), even though their server is not functioning correctly. Customer support hasn't responded to my ticket since Monday. +HostGator - you suck.

Is this really so hard? I've done it dozens of times before... What is hostgator's tech support not understanding? What is the missing puzzle piece?

Much thanks in advance for any help or advice you may offer. I'm pulling my hair out right now.

#hosting #hostingcompanies #hostgator +HostGator 
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Try contacting their tech support via chat instead of phone. It takes about 20 mins to get hold of them but once you do, they resolve issues like this pretty quick.
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A Nice Place to Visit...

Wow. I think I know where I want to go for my next #vacation - #bali
Thanks +XO Private for giving me something to think about on these dull days.
Viceroy Bali places emphasis on privacy and comfort
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Thinks makes Cancun look shabby 
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I'm at a very strange #mexican #sushi #breakfast place in #phoenix #rightnow. You can see the hand-drawn half-English, half-Spanish breakfast menu. You can see that they oddly serve only two types of sushi rolls... But notice the Mexican #seafood. The first half are #cocktails - similar to #ceviche, served cold. And the bottom half are caldo or hot seafood #soups. I'm having an egg #burrito. 
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Work
Occupation
SEO Guru, Consultant, Expert, Advisor and Consigliere
Skills
semantic seo, regular seo, irregular seo, egg-flipping, high-speed batting cages, Google+, motorcycle riding, throwing darts, local SEO, sarcasm, arguing politics, reputation management, accidentally offending people, putting the toilet seat back down and arguing semantics with other marketing consultants on social media.
Employment
  • GuruEffect
    SEO Consultant, 2008 - present
    I used to be an SEO Guru, but then I became an "SEO expert". But to Google, it's all just semantics. That reminds me, recently, I've declared myself a Semantic SEO Expert. You know, because other people are doing it. Declaring oneself an expert is commonplace- and almost expected- on social media!
  • General Motors
    Systems Analyst, 1996 - 1998
    Worked in the Ergonomics lab and analyzed injury data for "repetitive task" injuries. Being a riveter is not good for one's shoulders, it turns out. Worked with some brilliant minds and loved the high-security environment. It made shopping for items on ebay all the more thrilling.
  • AZWM
    Real Estate SEO (In-House), 2001 - 2008
    Drove more traffic to real estate agent's websites; made them more money...which made AZWM more money, which made me more money. It sounds like it's all about money, but it wasn't. It was all about the love of real estate. True story.
  • Various Restaurants
    Chef, 1989 - 1996
    I used to be a chef. Too many restaurants to list here. Ask me how to cook something.
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Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Phoenix, AZ
Previously
Troy, MI - Mackinac Island, MI - Detroit, MI - Clearwater Beach, FL - Boca Raton, FL - Tampa, FL - Scottsdale, AZ - Chandler, AZ - Miami, FL
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SEO and Sworn Enemy of SkyNet
Introduction
I claim to be a search engine expert, but lots of people claim to be SEO experts, don't they? It doesn't mean much to simply proclaim it. Before you hire an SEO consultant, you might want to ask them where they rank and why.

I like motorcycles, snowboarding, flying kites, hockey, cooking, blogging, and Scrabble. I prefer dogs to cats, but I love all animals, especially Red Wings fans.

Bragging rights
I make an excellent duck confit.
Education
  • Arizona State University
    Education, 2009 - 2012
    An unfortunate circumstance kept me from finishing. I hope to retire soon and continue working towards my DrPhil. (That's how they say PhD in Europe! Did you know that? Me neither.)
  • Oakland University
    Management Information Systems (MIS), 1996 - 2001
    Studied Management Information Systems and Political Science / Pre-Law. Was very lucky to get a full ride from the ATiB program. "Applied Technology in Business." I claim to understand search engines (which are databases) and my degree is in Information Systems a.k.a. "Systems/Database Analysis." When you hire an SEO, if you'll consider education- (as you would with almost any hire)- you'll want to hire somebody with a systems and/or a programming background. When it comes to SEO, don't buy the pitch. Hire and interview as you would anyone else. What makes you a good SEO? Are you doing work for my competition? Do you understand htaccess commands? What about speed? Is WordPress really the best solution for me? What about Paris Hilton? What happened to her?
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