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Mike Roberts (mrspy)
Works at SpyFu, Inc
Attended ASU
Lives in Scottsdale, AZ
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Beware of Expectations When Selling SEO Services Managing expectations is a key component to successfully selling SEO services and maintaining healthy business relationships with your clients, yet it ...
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Google drops multivariate testing, says "Go F*&k yourself."
Over the last 5 years, it's been great to see how many marketers and publishers have improved the web by using insights from Google Website Optimizer to create better site experiences. Today, we&#...
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What's interesting is how Google is taking the Apple "let's make it so simple a 5-year old can use it" approach in "upgrading" their features, but at the same time are nerfing their features for people who want precise results.
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I wish we +SpyFu had made this video. Brilliant remix of what Google Glasses would really look like: http://youtu.be/_mRF0rBXIeg
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Free iOS app for software startups.  Pretty awesome.  We're lucky enough to be sponsors.
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Google nukes more marketing tools:  RIP Website Optimizer, RIP Traffic Estimator, and RIP Adwords Alerts.  $30 Billion/yr in revenue from advertisers and features just keep getting killed.  Fortunately, it'll free up more resources for space mining and flying cars. ;)
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I was annoyed by all the false information about the "evil" Google Drive terms of use. What's most annoying is that I was fooled at first too. Anyway, I was annoyed enough to write about it.
Google Drive ToU-Scandal a Distortion. Have you heard the "controversy" about Google's “evil” GDrive Terms of Use. It seems the instant GDrive launched, all I saw was reposts of quotes f...
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Ruh, roh - Google's unified Terms of Use biting them in the ass: https://twitter.com/#!/timsneath/status/194865858525413376/photo/1
Engadget commentary on Google Drive v. @SkyDrive terms of use - if that's true, wow... http://t.co/pDkrnSjM
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Of course, then there's this -- which seems pretty clear: "Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours."
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Occupation
Entrepreneur
Employment
  • SpyFu, Inc
    Entrepreneur, present
  • Velocityscape, LLC
  • Microsoft
  • JDA
  • Charles Schwab
  • Wells Fargo
  • NDCHealth
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Scottsdale, AZ
Previously
Spokane, WA - Sandiego, CA
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Introduction
On 2/3/2010, I became a father. I am the President of my second successful Internet company, SpyFu. I failed before I succeeded. That's a pretty general pattern in my life.

My wife's name is Lacey. We conceived my son, Finley, on our wedding night.  Alternatively, it could have been on our honeymoon in Istanbul (we also went to Egypt, Greece, and Italy).

As an entrepreneur, by necessity I am at least average at a lot of different things.  I'm second or third best at a lot of stuff, but rarely the best.  But, there's one thing I'm really good at, and that's complaining. I can find a problem where nobody even knew one existed.  Figuring out a solution is an engineering challenge, but complaining -- well I don't know what it is, but I'm good at it.
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  • ASU
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Michael Roberts, mrspy