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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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That's right, we are giving away a $100 Amazon Gift card to the winner of this SEO quiz. Be warned, you can only take quiz 1 time. Enjoy! Share you results on Twitter.


http://www.elite-strategies.com/seo-quiz-contest/
Take the SEO quiz and test your knowledge of technical SEO, SEO practices, and the SEO industry and culture. Good luck!
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Can I use blackhat article spinning (spintax) for whitehat purposes? A  big thanks to +Paul Shapiro for allowing me to post on Search Wilderness. Awesome blog with a really cool mix of technical SEO and other IM related posts.
Article spinning (aka Spintax) gets a bad rap as tactic used by blackhat SEOs, but there are some excellent whitehat applications as well. Learn more.
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Friends, Romans and Countrypeople: please help me by completing this very short survey:

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thank you +Tony Dimmock  :)
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If you've been scrounging for a new way to grab some solid backlinks, you might want to try software mirroring.
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So far +Umar Khan is in the lead of the SEO quiz with 104 points

take the SEO quiz today and win a $100 Amazon gift card :)

http://www.elite-strategies.com/seo-quiz/
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Bitcoin hit 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 hashes per second!

(No, this is not wasteful http://blog.zorinaq.com/?e=82)

2^59.8 hashes per second
10^18 hashes per second
1 exahashes (EH) per second
1 quintillion hashes per second
1 billion billion hashes per second
1,000,000,000,000,000,000 hashes per second

Whatever you call it, the global Bitcoin hash rate has hit this arbitrary yet impressive figure. When making hash rate announcements, I prefer to wait for the 3-day average to reach a certain value before claiming the network has reached it, because of variance. See: http://bitcoin.sipa.be/speed-lin-2k.png

Since Bitcoin's launch in January 2009 it has computed:

2^83.9 hashes
1.8 × 10^25 hashes
18 yottahashes
18 septillion hashes
18 million billion billion hashes
18,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 hashes

(These figures are ±10% accurate—I calculated them by counting the pixels in the area under the curve at http://bitcoin.sipa.be/speed-lin-ever.png)

What does this computational power mean?

The miners' network is by far the largest and fastest publicly known distributed system working synchronously on the same cryptographic problem, namely finding numerically small SHA256 hashes. For example a hash starting with no less than 87 zero bits was found in August 2015: 00000000000000000000013712632da34788a7b4ae2cd78f7982c7036610126b

A Bitcoin hash consists of two calls to the SHA256 compression function, so the network is actually computing 2^60.8 SHA256 compression function calls per second and has computed 2^84.9 compressions total.

With 2^84.9 "operations", a 1024-bit RSA key could have been factored.

With 2^84.9 "operations", a 160-bit ECC key could have been broken.

With 2^84.9 "operations", a SHA1 collision could have been found by simple brute force.

It is estimated the Bitcoin network's power consumption is approximately 150 megawatts.

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Alrighty for all my WordPress nerd friends I made a compilation of how to fix practically all 500 Server Error Messages you might encounter.

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A list of reasons why you could get a 500 Internal Server Error in WordPress and how to fix each problem.
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Patrick is one of the "greats" in SEO marketing, again and again his articles are informative and right to the point.
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Alrighty for all my WordPress nerd friends I made a compilation of how to fix practically all 500 Server Error Messages you might encounter.

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A list of reasons why you could get a 500 Internal Server Error in WordPress and how to fix each problem.
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It's weird how much less I've been using Google+ lately, nothing really changed with me other than when they removed the "Google+ link" from Google.com homepage. 
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You’re really good at what you do, you’re really talented, and you’ve got a great portfolio, so why aren’t new clients beating down your door? Many times, when we’re on an initial call with a client, we jump right in to telling the client about the features of our services instead of the benefits we …
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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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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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San Diego, FL - Washington DC - Ashland, PA - Tiajuana, MX - Philadelphia, PA - Great Lakes, IL - Havre De Grace, MD
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Came at 430 it was closed when window said open till 5.
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Excellent experience collecting funds for commercial invoices. Great people to work with, located in delay not off shore.
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Great dentist and great practice overall. Front office very organized and lots of high tech dental equipment.
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Fantastic experience, my friends brought me here the other night lots of fun great food, reasonably priced and great service.
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Really fun place to eat whilst in Deerfield Beach. Great eclectic menu of American food and lots of seafood. I usually get the salmon, or burger but tons of good apps. Always super fast service and delicious food.
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Not a real dunkin donuts it is a self serve counter with a few donuts and coffee. Not bad for a quick stop it is inside an airport restaurant.
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