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User Experience Quick Poll: Should your title tag always match the title of your blog post

Please note - it is OK to factor in SEO into your thoughts, however I am primarily concerned with how the user will perceive the message of your blog post.

This poll will be published in an upcoming post I'm writing.
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Yes, always
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It should at least be the same idea
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It does not matter at all
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thats a good point +Nick Cooper don't get all smarty pants on us now
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Over the last few weeks we've seen a number of WordPress themes mess with our SEO efforts. Here are some ways this can happen, and how you can avoid it.
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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Pharma SERPS (search engine result pages). PHARMA SEO CASE STUDY. Why study this serp? (Sure it might feel a bit slimy, but there is gold in these hills). ANSWER: Because some of the BEST SEO's, albeit blackhatters, work the Pharma serps. Why? $$$$$$$, that's why.
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Does anyone even check-in on Google+? It's got the option on Google+ mobile on Chrome but not on the Google+ app / desktop. Weird, why even have this feature? What does it do?

I just happened to accidentally notice this while perusing Google+ and was wondering what the deal was or if anyone personally has used this.
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I noticed when I add a picture it picks up my location but have never checked in. I'm thinking it has to bring positive social signals especially for local?
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Alright everyone, I have a question / need an opinion and if this doesn't get me kicked out of this community I don't know what will.

I've been messing around a lot with Article / Blog Posting and implementing random properties, just for practice, fun, and experimentation purposes.

Just noticed the "keywords" property from BlogPosting schema

http://schema.org/BlogPosting

e.g.  "keywords": "seo sales b2b",

What is your take on this? How is this meant to be used?  The magic question: do you think Googlebot likes it?

I just created a post and added this property with 3 keywords, just for fun. Was just curios as to what your thoughts were on this.

#tgif :)
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thanks +Jarno van Driel and yes I do agree it probably won't make a difference. thanks for the link, that is a great reference.
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A wise man once coined this SEO term
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wow +Tadeusz Szewczyk TIL! actually really cool :)
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Posting this here, because I am really looking for some feedback on this. As you may or may not know it seems as though Google updated its documentation for social profiles for KG. After that I noticed that certain a-listers (athletes, musicians, etc) were starting to show social profiles on their Knowledge Graph.

Do you think they are rolling this out for all person-entity KGs? Or are they just treating these profiles as brand entities?
Google has updated its documentation for social profiles in Knowledge Graph boxes for people in the search engine results.
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+Denver Prophit Jr. tough to say. If the site has enough authority, it will get a Knowledge Graph without any microdada / schema. I've added json ld to body, footer/header and it all seems to get read.
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Very impressed with the level of skill and research it took to pull off this piece by +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen 
In a test of over 850,000 search queries, we found that Google offered some form of rich answer (AKA a knowledge box) 19+% of the time. If you are not familia
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I'm on a roll lately! Today I discovered that Google has again quietly added support for program downloads in the search results. This is a big move by Google, since there are many implications with downloading a program onto your computer. What do you think?
Our dedicated search engineers discovered today that Google is now displaying application exe downloads in the SERPs.
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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 think it's high time to revisit.
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This Friday I wanted to talk about a sales tool that we've been using for quite a few years. It is designed to help business owners truly look at their situation on the web, and to get an honest assessment of their assets. Appreciate any comments, feedback!
One philosophy we have when trying to help people with SEO, is to create a crisis so they see the situation their website is in.
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So I have a theory Google has an obsession with MySpace. Anyone have any theories on why this might be?
You might have recently read our theories on Google and their newest update to allow social network profiles in Knowledge Graph boxes for people. Well, we did a bit more digging tonight to see who had...
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+Tadeusz Szewczyk​ I like your theory!
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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
  • leather craft
  • 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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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 a month 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.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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 - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 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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reviewed 4 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 - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 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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