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A friendly SEO audit of MattCutts dot com :)
An informal and friendly audit of MattCutts.com who holds the title of Google of webspam czar at Google.
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No kidding +Patrick Coombe, that's why I follow you, always have creative stuff worth reading.
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The Twitter "photo" card is going to be depreciated?
The Photo Card puts the image front and center in the Tweet. Clicking on the photo expands it to a richer, detailed view.
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lol glad I'm not in the plugin business
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In honor of our nations birthday, it is tradition for me to post this #AmericanFlag design (with PSD download) God bless the USA!
This is a complete rundown of how to design an American Flag with proper dimensions and a free PSD download (no signup or email required)
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Happy Independence Day!!
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Wow huge shout out to Rank Watch for being included in this awesome post, and this wonderful illustration by Crackitt.com 10/10 above and beyond!

https://www.rankwatch.com/future-of-seo.html
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Smart! Congrats on featuring amongst some SEO greats +Patrick Coombe 
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Haha!
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+Peter Nikolow haven't seen it yet
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A huge thanks to Googlebot for this exclusive guest post on my personal blog! What an honor it is!
This is an exclusive letter obtained from Googlebot written to SEO's throughout the world.
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+Peter Nikolow this is what happens when Matt leaves
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If you've accumulated some spammy links over the course of the years, you may want to consider taking some preemptive action to avoid a Google penalty.
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Last week the FASTER cable, a new transpacific network link with a theoretical peak capacity of 60 Tbps (that's 60 million megabits), landed in Japan.  FASTER is a joint project between Google and several ISPs to provide, well, faster Internet speeds between the two regions.  The album (with pictures courtesy of http://gigazine.net/news/20150615-kddi-faster/) give you a quick overview of how such a cable is installed.

PS: see how this was done in 1956 for TAT-1, the first modern transatlantic telephone cable (with capacity for 36 phone calls, or about 0.2 megabits): http://atlantic-cable.com/Cables/1956TAT-1/index.htm.
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A lot of people misuse these terms or use them interchangeably, this post clearly defines what click bait and link bait actually mean.
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Why Do Answer Boxes Show Up at Google?

A Newly published Google patent application explores how Answer Boxes might be triggered in search results in response an a search result that can be associated with an answer box topic. The patent application was published  a couple of weeks ago, so this is potentially a fairly new technique to Google
A Google patent application describes how Google may identify search results for a query that are associated with an answer box topic in response to those results to decide what to show in an answerbox for that query.
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Free wifi and charging stations in NYC
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Good. Let's see if it a a pass or an EFAIL.
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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
Previously
San Diego, FL - Washington DC - Ashland, PA - Tiajuana, MX - Philadelphia, PA - Great Lakes, IL - Havre De Grace, MD
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How Search Works - The Story – Inside Search – Google
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The search lab. Our algorithms are constantly changing. These changes begin as ideas in the minds of our engineers. They take these ideas an

Schema Scanner From Synup
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15 SEO Best Practices for Structuring URLs
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Testing Tool — Google Developers
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Lessons from the Front Line of Front-End Content Development
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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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How to Acquire Anchor Text-Rich Links Without Resorting to Spam or Manip...
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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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Are Hashtags Dead? Do Tweets with Images Get More Followers? Twitter Gro...
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Side Effects of Being an SEO | Patrick Coombe | LinkedIn
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To Barry and Co. / MoveMeJoe- Wanted to put in writing and express our gratitude and appreciation for moving us with not a lot of advance notice. Everyone did a great job and was very professional, courteous and friendly. A note for anyone reading this: Not all moving companies are alike. We had another moving company quit mid-move and literally walk off the job leaving our belongings on the curb. MoveMeJoe was able to get us scheduled within 48/72 hours which is unheard of at this time of year. From the first call my mind was put at ease, Barry took the time to listen to my rant and offered some mental encouragement along the way. While they were booked solid, that didn't stop them from answering the phone any time I had a question. They also called and confirmed multiple times and were upfront about all charges. There were no hidden fees. Each item was carefully inspected, packed, bubble wrapped / padded when appropriate, and moved with extreme care. All furniture and beds which needed to be disassembled were reassembled to our satisfaction and in some cases some improvements were made. They know how to handle HOA politics, were courteous with neighbors that needed to get by, and paid attention to all the fine details that oftentimes go unnoticed. When moving into our new house the movers asked where each item should go, and I didn't feel as though I was being rushed or like I was bothering them. This crew was STRONG! They moved a 200lb dresser up 2 flights of stairs like it was a gallon of milk. They are also a very green company and offered to recycle or reuse the 100+ boxes that we used during the move. We will definitely be recommending you to all of our friends and business associates. Sincerely, Patrick & Jacquelyn Coombe
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
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.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
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 - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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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.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 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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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year 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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago