Profile

Cover photo
Mike Roberts (mrspy)
Works at SpyFu, Inc
Attended ASU
Lives in Scottsdale, AZ
164 followers|68,327 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
 
We are hiring awesomeness!
1
Add a comment...

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
 
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 ...
1
1
Gerald Leenerts's profile photo
Add a comment...

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
 
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&#...
1
1
Brian Panks's profile photoGerald Leenerts's profile photo
 
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.
Add a comment...

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
 
I wish we +SpyFu had made this video. Brilliant remix of what Google Glasses would really look like: http://youtu.be/_mRF0rBXIeg
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
223 people
Have him in circles
164 people
Gerald Leenerts's profile photo
Adam Sherk's profile photo
Chris McKinley's profile photo
Rashonne Abdul Sabur's profile photo
Adam Cooke's profile photo
cathy best's profile photo
Martin Terbrack's profile photo
Guppy Tank's profile photo
Nazir Ahmad Mian's profile photo

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
 
Free iOS app for software startups.  Pretty awesome.  We're lucky enough to be sponsors.
1
Add a comment...

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
 
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. ;)
2
Add a comment...

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
 
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...
1
Add a comment...

Mike Roberts (mrspy)

Shared publicly  - 
 
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
1
Mike Roberts (mrspy)'s profile photo
 
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."
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
223 people
Have him in circles
164 people
Gerald Leenerts's profile photo
Adam Sherk's profile photo
Chris McKinley's profile photo
Rashonne Abdul Sabur's profile photo
Adam Cooke's profile photo
cathy best's profile photo
Martin Terbrack's profile photo
Guppy Tank's profile photo
Nazir Ahmad Mian's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Employment
  • SpyFu, Inc
    Entrepreneur, present
  • Velocityscape, LLC
  • Microsoft
  • JDA
  • Charles Schwab
  • Wells Fargo
  • NDCHealth
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Scottsdale, AZ
Previously
Spokane, WA - Sandiego, CA
Story
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.
Education
  • ASU
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Michael Roberts, mrspy