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It's Officially NOT PROVIDED: Google Secures Keywords to Ads, Withholds Paid Click Search Queries
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As suspected, Google is moving to secure search for clicks on paid search ads.
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! Google to decapitate Paid Keywords?
There are reports we are receiving from a few sources, including AJ Ghergich who posted it on his blog, that Google will soon stop passing keyword data to analytics software even for AdWords advertisers. We expected changes to not provided in the near future, and based on these reports, the likelihood of advertisers being stripped […]
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E-Coms - patch time!
Heartbleed: What to do, what to know, plus UPDATES on who's fixed & ready for a new PassWord.
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+Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge thanks for the informative ramble on value of personal brand... I appreciate the answers, and take to heart the need to always consider the market (audience tastes, your market's preferences, demographics, who you're trying to reach). Your good advice about being affable, accessible and approachable is always welcome. Dynamite stuff.   
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Glad you liked it +Michael Stricker!
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Happy Birthday, Internet, it is, increasingly, the world we all live in, one of our own making.
Thanks to +Avinash Kaushik, it is also happy "Moore's Law" day...'s_law
...the logarithmic acceleration of technology. 
The amazing evolution of technology...

The graph shows how long it took from first availability (in red font) to it being used by 25% of US population (in black font).  It just gets faster, and faster and faster.

I bet if you check how long it will take 25% of the population to adopt the next big technology, it will be 25 months.

I'm personally grateful to the Internet/Web. Without it I would never have discovered what I truly love doing. Without it I would not have the opportunity to wake up and be incredibly excited to try in a small way to have a big impact. 

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A strong company needs stamina, and that comes from a firm hand on the purse strings -- welcome new CFO, Michael Gurzo, to WebiMax! 
+WebiMax is proud to welcome Michael Gurzo to the team as Chief Financial Officer.  Read the official press release on +PRWeb:
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How Time is Spent on Mobile Devices! #infographic
It's a good thing for SEO that Search happens so rapidly... I'd love to see number of requests or clicks VS the time spent...
and conversions, or revenue from each type...
in a time when 76% of Mobile Search results in a purchase, I'd be hard-pressed to think that Social via Mobile performs remotely like that.
Thanks +Charlie Scholz
How do you spend your time on your mobile device? 

+Flurry, Inc. put together a nice circle graph detailing mobile use! 
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Yup, that's me. Older markets may take a bit longer to learn, or to age out of the python. Experiential marketing, immersion, iBeacon, location-sharing, here we come!
Meet Tomorrow’s Consumer [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Are you ready to win 2015’s consumer heart and mind?

"Harvard Professor Shoshana Zuboff said that every century or so, fundamental changes in the nature of consumption create new demand patterns that existing companies can’t meet unless they applied imagination to see beyond what they’re selling today.  Indeed, consumers have never been savvier, well connected, and value conscious.

Today’s consumers engage with your company in very different ways than they used to.

Meet Mike, your customer in 2015.  Mike never loses sight of his iPhone. He’s very opinionated and not afraid to share his opinion using his social media channels (whether good or bad). He doesn’t trust advertising and only connects with brands that he feels are authentic and stand for higher purpose. He publicly admits to showrooming and has been conditioned to expect everything immediately and now."

Take a look at this infographic to find more about your tomorrow’s consumer.

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H/t +Reuven Gorsht
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Kinda reminds me of Giardia, cryptosporidium and cytocysts, but much more complex!
The Tardigrade Can Survive almost anything.

This is a test introduced by +Rand Fishkin to see if Google+ activity can influence search. Please share this URL in your own Google+ stream to participate. (but don't link to the page, these posts, or share socially anywhere outside of Google+)
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How did a big heart like +Cathy Chester escape my notice? Such open-ness has got to be good for the community... check her out. 
March is MS Awareness Month, so I thought it'd be a good time to share a video featuring my family and me in 2006 for a local TV program about "Families Coping With Illness." I hope it helps to spread awareness about MS and disability. +NationalMSSociety  #disabilityadvocate   #multiplesclerosisawareness
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Thank you for sharing my post +Michael Stricker.  What a lovely introduction and a nice way to "meet" you!  Thanks so much.
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SEO & Social Media Strategist is a fancy name for a guy who uses analytics, research and experience to help websites gain all of the organic traffic they're entitled to. I like to think of it as "adding value to search engines".
Online Reputation Management. Social Media, Growth, Engagement, Influence. Conversion Optimization and User Experience (UX). Consulting, Training, Teaching, Mentoring. Presentations, Decks, Interviews. Google Organic Search, Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Panda, Penguin, Manual Penalty prevention and recovery. Link-Building, Profiling, Vulnerabilities and Remediation. Keyword Analysis, #Hashtags and Trending Topics. Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Metrics, KPIs. Reporting, Audits, Analyses. Content Marketing, Blog, Rich Media, Video, Photos, Curation.
  • MSDesign
    Consultant, 2013 - present
    Digital Marketing Consultant.
  • WebiMax
    SEO & Social Media Strategist, 2010 - 2013
    As a Digital Marketing Strategist consultant at WebiMax I made it my mission to bringing a targeted and motivated market to websites, then serve those visitors with conversion goals in mind to achieve the best business results (ROI). As I grew from Project Manager, then Sales Support, SEO & Social Media Strategist and finally, Digital Marketing Strategist, I was a dynamic part of growing this online marketing agency, one of Forbes Most Promising Companies, and twice awarded the Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Companies. • I created strategies that improved business metrics and thus, KPIs, for B2B and B2C from SMB to enterprise. Those strategic marketing plans led the SEO, Inbound Marketing, Content, Design, Development and Social Media teams. I trained clients, inspired and instructed their teams to attain traffic, increase impressions, grow reach and market share. • New profit centers grew, including the agency's Reputation Management practice established under my tutelage, expanded and improved Social Media offerings, effective Conversion Optimization auditing, Link Profiling and Google Algorithm and Penalty prevention and recovery. Most of these operations began as extensions of my Consulting work. • Peers and consulting clients know me for bringing exhaustive research and masterful, personable communications to relate actionable strategies, creative concepts, scalable processes and do-able tactics geared to achieve business goals. A creative with formidable analytic skills, I bring a unique perspective to my profession.
  • Marketing Communications Studio
    Independent Consultant, 2009 - 2010
    • Worked with clients and/or firms on corporate identity issues, wrote website content, company one-pagers, and other marketing strategies • Lead and facilitated projects on branding and positioning briefs • Designed, Developed, Edited and Managed corporate websites • Supervised investment meetings and coordinated with support staff • Responsible for outlining product development process, provided a work calendar detailing project deadlines, delivered a complete report of findings and recommendations • Utilized email and CRM to manage business contacts, clients, contract renewals and sales leads
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Digital Marketing Strategist, SEO & Social Media Consultant; Technologist & President of the Acronym Club.

I've been driving Digital Marketing for over a decade, training and consulting extensively with E-Commerce, Organizations, SEO and Content teams, CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CMOs, owner-operators. 

As an agency consultant, I create strategies that lead the SEO, Inbound Marketing, Content, Design, Development, Social Media, Brand and Reputation Management teams as a Digital Marketing Strategist. 

I have... 

  • been an invited speaker at ASPDotNetStoreFront Conference, SMX East, 
  • led webinars, training, mentoring, and performed in promotional videos
  • written on agency blogs, and publications such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly Ad News magazine.

Among my peers and consulting clients, I am known for bringing exhaustive research and masterful, personable communications to relate actionable strategies, creative concepts, scalable processes and do-able tactics geared to achieve business goals. I have helped websites recover from Google Penguin, Panda and Manual Penalties and Filtering. A creative with a fearsome grasp of analytic skills, I bring a unique perspective to my profession. 

I consult for MSDesign. That grew from a successful Marketing Communications agency serving the web design and development, print design, publishing and financial reporting needs of brands such as Audubon, PBS, GE, Verizon, Doubletree, FAA, Equity Inns, Sears, Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Our clients included Philadelphia's largest agencies and studios working on accounts from Fortune 500 to SMB. I'm proud to have earned numerous national and regional creative awards. 

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Marriage, like a summer's day, should be impossibly long. Beautiful daughters may result. Constantly re-inventing my working self, fueled by curiosity and the drive for results.
  • Network Learninig Institute
    Net+ Certification, 2009 - 2010
  • Internetwork Learning Institute
    CIW Web Professional, 2009 - 2010
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