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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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Super successful trip to #SearchLove Boston here is our blog wrap up post with shout outs to +Paul Shapiro +Mackenzie Fogelson +Distilled Justine Jordan and much more! 
Our rundown of #SearchLove Boston SEO conference including the conference, the people, the speakers and everything in between.
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thanks +Jason Nelson it was a ton of fun and definitely one I'd repeat to in the future
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Update: Gary Illyes from Google responded to my Tweet and is going to look into this matter.

Hopefully we should be able to get some kind of resolve on this once and for all!

It appears as though Google has killed off their In Depth Article program as it has been removed from the SERPs for almost 2 weeks.
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Muahahaha hAcking these #NYC Wi-Fi stations to display our website by default 😁💻📱

#guerilla #marketing

Elite Strategies 4 life 
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Just an FYI to any hardcore Facebook / WordPress users here is how to enable and sign up for Facebook Instant Articles in a few steps:
A step by step how to guide on setting up, enabling and configuring Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress publishers.
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So finally figured out a way to post to Instagram from desktop, it isn't perfect but it does work! anyone else have experience posting to Instagram from a PC (or MAC) or using Android inside a container / virtual instance?
In this post, I'll show you one method on how to post photos to Instagram from your Windows desktop PC using Virtual Box and Android.
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Want to rank in multiple locations but are afraid of the doorway page algorithm? Use these SEO tips for better results.
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Very cool, thank god no manual actions for any of my clients. Glad those days are over and I can now watch as a spectator rather than a participant. Curious to when the next iteration of Penguin will be, and how the "real time" update will manifest. 
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hey better collecting dust then having to use them :) amiright?
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Well, the time as come to share a very intimate story of what happened when Penguin 1.0 launched back in 2012. I've chosen to use the stories from some good friends of mine including +Martin Oxby +Matthew Barby +Mark Traphagen +Jacob King

http://www.elite-strategies.com/seo-expert-react-penguin/
A story of how the top SEO experts reacted when Google Penguin 1.0 launched in 2012, one of the biggest SEO algorithm updates ever.
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In this post, we do our best to dispel some of the common misconceptions when it comes to 404 errors. There has been a lot of misinformation flying around the web about this such as "point it to the website" that just is not good. 
Dispelling and discussing many of the common misconceptions about 404 error codes and broken links and how to fix them.
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SEO at Elite Strategies, Llc
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SEO, buzz campaigns, PPC, social media, design, etc
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  • Elite Strategies
    Owner, 2009 - present
    Elite Strategies is an internet marketing agency located in Delray Beach, FL.
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    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.

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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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A website's structured data success story
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The Top 5 Ranking Factors 2015
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First Rich Snippets from JSON-LD Spotted in the Wild
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Recipe rich snippets in Google based on data provided via JSON-LD have now been confirmed in the wild, thanks to Grace Massa Langlois.

Why Enterprises Should Not Guest Post for SEO | John Doherty
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Tweet Buffer Vote on Hacker News Sharebar Tweet Buffer Vote on Hacker News I’ve often been asked about guest posting for SEO purposes. I alw

Why Do Google Employees Keep Spreading False Information on HTTPS?
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HTTPS does not protect user privacy. Anyone who tells you it does either does not understand how the Internet works or they are lying to you

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

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15 SEO Best Practices for Structuring URLs
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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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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

Union Square is a large district of San Fransisco but only takes up about 1 block. This is where all the high end shopping is, and lots of world renown designers are. Great places to eat within a few blocks and only about 2-3 blocks from China Town. You can also hop on San Fransisco's famous trolley line from here. Definitely a must see if you are in San Fransisco.
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Had a quick bite here, its definitely a diner in every sense of the word. Great place to grab breakfast, brunch or dinner. Great burgers, salads and pancakes. Fast service and never too crowded any time I walked by.
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Had a quick meeting at ProsperWorks and glad we could see the headquarters. Excellent CRM and great people. Beautiful office in the financial district of San Francisco.
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I had no idea that this spot was such a huge deal. Apparently this place has been around for decades. You can smell this place from blocks away. Absolutely delicious place, I got a few different donuts late at night. Highly recommended if you are in San Fran for a few days.
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Without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants in Delray Beach. Farm to table, and lots of organic options. New menu items all the time. It is in the "Pineapple Grove" district of Delray which is a great place to walk at night or during the day.
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We had a lot of fun at the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Great food, lots of stuff for kids to do, and right next to the beach. It's a short walk from downtown Santa Cruz and easy to find parking. This is a great place to have a nice walk and see California in all its glory. Lots of beach volley ball and other events going on.
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This is a really fun place that is jam packed every time I walked by, but I finally tried it and was really glad that I did. Crepes were so delicious, great espresso and very fast service once you get past the line. Great place to bring kids, or a family.
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