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Michael George
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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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Oh he can be trying..lol
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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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Hay michael..
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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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Ha ha
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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

From the post:

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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Oh and how do u get people to add u as u can see im not very smart when it comes to this so id really appreciate your help
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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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+Michael George I allowed Hostgator to waist two weeks of my life working on a problem which was their doing and which they finally acknowledged. I promised myself I would never go through that again, and I haven't. I use getflywheel for all my sites and my clients sites their support is amazing link to them speak to Josh or Rick it;s a small company you know everyone by name  - http://share.getf.ly/m40m4c  
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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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Brillant
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To me, nothing is tummy-friendly +Lea Deo. But I worked as a butcher for a while, and I really couldn't tell what I was looking at here. Very weird.
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#tacos near my #phoenix home. There are many buildings in downtown Phoenix that have #murals. 
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yup thats it ...im taking my harley this next wknd to take pics
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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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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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