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Just published! Big shout out to +Bruce Breton Jr. +Antonino Bologna +Kelsey Cesar +Sam Hollis +Elizabeth Hodapp and the rest of the crew for making this happen :)

This is one of our prouder moments, there is no better feeling than seeing great results for a great client. If anyone has any questions or wants to see more information not provided in the case study, please feel free to reach out to me.

This case study focuses on #CRO (reducing bounce rate) and #SEO #inbound marketing, increasing traffic via these channels.
A case study of a website development, CRO, and SEO project where we radically decreased bounce rate and increased organic traffic.
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great case study
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I wrote this post recently after talking with a friend who was complaining about all the small jobs he was taking on. I thought it was a good time to share some of my experiences with small jobs and some of the successes we've had as an agency.
Taking on small and cheap jobs is a great way to grow your agency or consultancy, here are some examples of how I did it.
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thanks +Chase Billow :)
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Great time at a great cause with great friends at +Shuzz with +Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe last week.
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haha +Tadeusz Szewczyk basically yes
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Hello Google, please index me.
Patrick Coombe[edit]. Patrick Coombe (born October 2, 1979) is the current founder and CEO of Elite Strategies Llc, a position he has held since November of 2009. He in an internet entrepreneur, search engine optimization specialist and internet marketer.
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A notice to online businesses that solicit reviews or compensate people in exchange for something.
A recent FTC ruling drove home the fact that compensating or incentivizing for online reviews is a huge no.
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We've had a number of scenarios recently where a WordPress theme got in the way of our SEO efforts, follow these SEO tips and you'll be good to go.
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These are some of the funniest SEO's on the Twitter -
Here are what I consider the funniest SEO consultants on "the Twitter"
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Always happy to see great testimonials and get referrals on Facebook :)

Big thanks to +Bruce Breton Jr. !
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Phase 2: Content locked and loaded.

Hmm, should I implement Open Graph into my Wiki pages?

Posting just for indexing :)
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Reading through a few hundred pages of documentation tonight and ran across this nugget of info from the WikiData toolkit

Wikidata is a project of the Wikimedia project that aims to gather data from all Wikipedias and many other projects in a single location.

I know Google has used data from wikis other than Wikipedia, right now I'm on edge waiting to see what this big data merge is going to look like since Freebase is now a page in the history books.

Another interesting fact I learned tonight is that Wikidata refers to the actual data being stored but WikiBASE is the software used to access it.

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The Wikidata Toolkit is an open source Java library for using data from Wikidata and other Wikibase sites. Its main goal is to make it easy for external developers to take advantage of this data in own applications. The project started in early 2014, supported by an Individual Engagement Grant ...
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+Patrick Coombe  If you do, let me know haha In all seriousness though, it does strike me as a little bit DMoz. 

Wikipedia's editors are vast in number which makes editing the information quite a robust process; I doubt however that WikiData will have even 10% of the number of editors... Could be an issue
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Wikidata: A Free Collaborative Knowledge Base

BY DENNY VRANDECI ˇ C AND MARKUS KRÖTZSCH

A little of the history and purpose behind Wikidata.
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I made this list last night. Big websites that use WordPress in response to the haters that say no big websites use this platform.
This is an accurate list of popular / large websites that use the WordPress platform for their company site.
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SEO at Elite Strategies, Llc
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SEO, buzz campaigns, PPC, social media, design, etc
Employment
  • Elite Strategies
    Owner, 2009 - present
    Elite Strategies is an internet marketing agency located in Delray Beach, FL.
  • GlassPro
    Owner, 2004 - 2006
    Installed and replaced new glass in broken windows aka "reglazer"
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organic search engineer
Introduction
Patrick Coombe is the founder of Elite Strategies Llc an internet marketing agency based in Delray Beach, FL. Patrick manages the day to day operations of Elite Strategies but spends most of his time developing customized organic ranking strategies for their clients.  Patrick is a veteran of the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Boxer, he is an avid programmer and overall internet marketing enthusiast. 

About Me
I am happily married and am the proud Father of a 2 year old boy. I'm definitely an introvert. I really like people, but I do prefer to be alone. I'm more comfortable behind a keyboard than I am at a bar or a club.

I have 2 chihuahuas that are completely insane, and I love them.

 My non-work hobbies consist of:
  • wood working
  • electronics
  • photography
  • electronics / PC stuff / Linux / Android

However I am very lucky in the fact that my favorite hobby is also my job: SEO.


My Job / Work

I work really odd hours.  Generally I wake up at around 11am and am in the office by noon.  I work with my crew in the office till 5pm then go home for family time till around 10pm. From 10pm till 5am is where I get the bulk of my work done.

I love working at night.  There are no distractions, phone calls, crying children, appointments or anything like that.  I get in more work during the 5-10 hours I work overnight than most people do in a week.

I'm the CEO of our company, but I co-run the company with my wife. We work really well together mainly because we stay out of each others way.  I've learned enough about relationships over the years to know that spending too much time together can put a strain on your relationship.

Blogging

I used to blog because it was "good for SEO" but recently I found out that I really love to write. Actually, I love to research. Writing is normally the end result of a process if that makes sense.

I try to do 2-3 posts per week on our company seo blog but I also try to do outreach and guest posting as well.

White Hat vs Black Hat

I am a scientist at heart, so when I first discovered SEO I tried many different tactics. Over the years through seeing hundreds of penalized sites through my colleagues and my own experimentation I've established myself as strictly white hat.

I am a white hat SEO for several reasons:

  • I keep ethics at the forefront of not only my job, but my life.  Violating the TOS of Google is not something that makes me feel good as a person.
  • 90% of the SEO I do is for my clients. It is not right to gamble with other people's websites.
  • It works.
  • SEO that goes against Google's guidelines is just not a long-term strategy.

I've also found over the years that SEO's group themselves into different categories amongst ourselves.

Bragging rights
I have never caused or been in a car accident
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Delray Beach, FL
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San Diego, FL - Washington DC - Ashland, PA - Tiajuana, MX - Philadelphia, PA - Great Lakes, IL - Havre De Grace, MD
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15 SEO Best Practices for Structuring URLs
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It's been a long time since we covered one of the most fundamental building blocks of SEO--the structure of domain names and URLs--and I thi

Testing Tool — Google Developers
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Test your structured data markup using this tool

Lessons from the Front Line of Front-End Content Development
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Thinking about starting out in content development? Let Richard share some valuable lessons he's learned along the way...

SEO by the Sea
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Getting Information about Search and SEO Directly from the Search Engines

Eye Tracking in 2014: How Users View and Interact with Today's Google SERPs
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With Google's SERPs regularly testing new features, the team at Mediative decided it was time to figure out how the "Golden Triangle" has ch

Announcing the 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors Results
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Many of you have been tweeting, emailing, asking in conference Q&As, or just generally awaiting this year's Local Search Ranking Factors sur

How to Acquire Anchor Text-Rich Links Without Resorting to Spam or Manip...
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How can we earn links with exact match anchor text without raising red flags? In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains a few ways that mi

The Sometimes Forgotten Basics of Semantic Search | ISOOSI Blog
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Understanding semantic search, knowledge graphs and taxonomy can help you structure your site to perform better in search engines.

13 Most Important Pieces Of Advice For Digital Marketers
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Understand and embrace the importance of content strategy as a foundational element of your SEO and online marketing campaign. Furthermore,

Are Hashtags Dead? Do Tweets with Images Get More Followers? Twitter Gro...
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What factors go into determining how many Twitter followers you gain (and lose) each day? I analyzed thousands of accounts to find the answe

Side Effects of Being an SEO | Patrick Coombe | LinkedIn
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Being an SEO is a really interesting existence. One day you might find yourself behind the Linux terminal typing commands, then the next day

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Author Photos are Gone: Does Google Authorship Still Have Value?
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Does Google Authorship still matter once photos no longer show up in SERPs? Mark Traphagen considers why they were removed and what's next f

Ripoff, scam, fraud, cheat - these are the words that come to mind for 1st Florida Notary. Took my money, never called, emailed, or wrote. 4 weeks later get my paperwork back from them return to sender. They do not pick up their phone, return calls, or emails.
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reviewed 3 months ago
Coffee district is the coolest coffee shops in Delray Beach, it also has amazing coffee. Evil Starbucks moved in across the street so doing my part to help them by leaving this unsolicited review. It is a great place to stop by for a coffee, latte, or espresso. Their empenadas are amazing. Great art also.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Full disclosure: I have worked in Fancy Fixtures marketing department in the past. That said, I have also used them as a vendor and can say with 100% confidence that they truly have some of the lowest prices out there. I've compared their costs vs some of the big box retailers and they are considerably lower (comparing exact SKUs). In addition this is a small business that will work with you if you have any questions or complaints they will always be handled immediately.
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reviewed 11 months ago
I've been to a Ridge Landing several times over the course of the last few months. There is really nothing else like it in South Florida particularly Fort Lauderale. One of the few places that you can rent float planes, which I have not done yet but would like to check out next time I am with a license pilot.
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By far, one of the best casual men's clothing shops I've been to outside of NYC/Miami and will give any of them a run for their money. Came in to check out some raw denim which I've been into lately. Stayed for their excellent and very reasonable selection of other men's goods. Also a great little selection of boots/shoes, bags, even a few knives(picked up an Opinel in addition to a handful of tops). Both girls, one of which was the owner were extremely educated & helpful much like everyone I encountered in Asheville. Fabulous selection of raw/selvedge denim, great accessories, great vibe, great prices, and great people. I take reviews very seriously and usually only review 5-10 companies per year, this is definitely one that I wanted to go out of my way to leave a review for.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I have seen this facility first hand, upon first impression it is nothing like what my idea of an assisted program was! The food was better than anything I imagined and the facility was truly top notch. This is definitely a place I have referred a family member to and will continue to. I don't give away "5 star reviews" very often but Nuvista is very well deserving of it.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
People tend to only leave reviews when they are angry. With that said, I am not angry I am very satisfied with my service with Comcast overall. I am leaving this review while I am using high speed internet from Comcast and my wife is watching on-demand Comcast. I also run an internet company with nearly 10 employees in our Florida location and we never, ever have issues (except those times I forgot to pay my bill) In the 8 years I have lived in Florida, I have never had an issue. Sure there might have been a half dozen hour long outages, but that is normal. Customer service is great. The problem is not the friendliness of the people whatsoever. All of the install technicians and phone reps are great. I might have removed a half a star but Google would not allow half stars to be removed. My one complaint is because of their communication systems. If you put in a ticket it gets lost. If you schedule an appointment they are always early, or late, or don't call, or forget a crucial piece of direction needed to get to your house. If they could just get a better infrastructure Comcast would rule the world.
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reviewed a year ago