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Michael George
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Google finally admits defeat on Plus experiment

Remember when authorship was a thing? Google couldn't figure it out. My participation in this social media experiment dropped dramatically after Skynet screwed with my click through ratios. I bet those astounding figures, regarding usage of this social media platform, drop dramatically, very soon. Worse than politicians, really.

At least people are smart enough to dislike politicians.

#skynet #googleplus #socialmediatips
 
Google is finally going to stop trying to make Plus happen. The company announced in a blog post Monday that it will no longer force people to use a Google Plus account to log in to other, more popular Google services. That includes YouTube, whose users have been howling for...
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Population: 294

A Bloody Mary at the Leggs Inn, garnished with house-made #polish sausage. Honestly, it's the best smoked sausage I've ever had. This place is located near #petoskey and #harborsprings in a tiny town called Cross Village-- population of 294 people. The restaurant owner flies most of his staff in from Poland. My kind of town. The beautiful hunting-lodge style restaurant is located on #lakemichigan with cabins out back.

#puremichigan   #saynicethings #michigan
  #foodphotography #foodporn  
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#detroit Fireworks were terrific on Monday night. I drove to the Canadian side #windsor #ontario and was able to see the familiar Detroit Skyline from a different angle. Great time. These photos were taken before it got dark. It was a lot better 45 minutes later...

  #4thofjuly #independenceday #fireworks #autoawesome  
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Waw..:))
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This is all the rage in #phoenix. Blow-dry bars... Is it popular in other states?
 
Buy a Blow-Dry Bar Franchise!

This seems like a lot of fun. As an entrepreneur myself, I love new fresh ideas like this. It’s wildly popular here in #phoenix #AZ. Stay tuned, I might be a salon owner one day soon! Check out the site if you’re interested in a blow dry bar franchise.
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When doctors have financial incentive to prescribe mind altering pharmaceuticals to 'cure' normal childlike behavior, we might have a problem.

Are your kids pharmaceutical free? Why or why not?

Join us >> www.fb.com/thefreethoughtprojectcom
Follow us >> https://twitter.com/TFTPROJECT
On Google+ >> google.com/+Thefreethoughtprojectcom
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+Michael George you must own more domains than godaddy!! pathetic, but funny all at the same time. Lawsuits and attorneys are another topic that makes me more than a little crazy.
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But if you create a social media account, and call yourself a Faith healer on Google plus, you'll get 30,000 followers who will actually believe you. Why? Because you have a Google plus account, that's why! Post some cat photos; post some articles that other people wrote- and you're in business my friend!

#socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #seo
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The typical crap I deal with on a daily basis.
 
So it appears NetSol has a new business model, it's called hostage negotiations.

You see, in order to do anything with your account, you need to call customer support and speak to a customer representative who asks the answer to a secret question. here's the problem. Not everyone remembers their secret question. 

You can have all your login information including username and password, but without this phone call and the secret answer, you cannot do anything. 

Well, more specifically, you cannot transfer the domain, turn off the hosting, cancel any services, or edit public records. 

You CAN NOT access any of this though your +Network Solutions dashboard. 

I have a corporate account who has been with NetSol for 5 years. When the account was set up, it was a secretary that set up the account. She is no longer with the company. The company does not have a record of the secret question / answer, only passwords. They cannot access their account. 

I called on behalf of the customer and the customer support person from NetSol said, "This is why it is clearly stated in our TOS that you should not use fictitious answers to the secret questions"

So that's why I say, it's a hostage situation. 

Boo on you NetSol. Boo on you! 

#hosting   #customersupport  
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The two competing #coneyisland places in #detroit. Lafayette and American. I prefer Lafayette, but Detroit is divided on the issue, clearly. Two wid' everything and a Coke, no Pepsi. Maybe throw a chili-cheese fries in there if it's 2am and you need to soak up some beer.

#michigan #puremichigan #saynicethings
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Google's Advanced Search

The regular Google basic search is for commoners!

It's so odd, but I can't find any posts in Google+ about this. But did you know Google has an advanced search? That's right folks. Skip the basic Google search- that's for sissies. If you want to be sure to find the information you need, go straight to advanced search.

http://www.google.com/advanced_search

#seo #googlesearch #google  
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Then maybe you could help me?sherri Lasseter 
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I saw wonton wrappers in the store yesterday, so I thought I would make them into ravioli. They turned out looking like wonton, but the insides are filled with pork, beef, Parmesan, and provolone. The sauce is fresh tomato with crispy fried salami, tons of garlic, and heavy cream. #foodphotography #italianfood  
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Google Local Reviews Just Got Better....maybe.

So Skynet is now allowing businesses to contest reviews. This has been necessary since Google started posting reviews. I've been waiting for this for years. But what about missing reviews? You can't contest a review that's mysteriously disappeared, and lots of people have had that problem. (I lost two legitimate ones myself.) If Google is going to publish reviews, then this is just responsible behavior. I'm kind of amazed.

#localseo #googleplus #localbusiness #googlereviews

http://blumenthals.com/blog/2015/04/03/new-google-support-option-offers-a-form-to-contest-reviews/
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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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SEO Guru, Consultant, Expert, Advisor and Consigliere
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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.
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  • 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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Phoenix, AZ
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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.

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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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