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Phil Singleton
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Attended Fairfield University
Lives in Overland Park, KS
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Here is a post I did up on WebDesigner Depot where I asked best selling authors like +John Jantsch , +Ann Handley and +Neil Patel what we as web designers and web developers could do avoid pitfalls, add more value, and create more productive websites for our clients:
As web designers, we are always trying to create websites that leave a lasting impression. Yet in today’s world, websites have evolved from digital brochures
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Engagement as an SEO ranking factor is here now.  Content can only be King if it is engaged, like, shared and discussed.
 
"Over the past two or so years, social media has become a huge component of SEO" Yes, there should be little doubt that social engagement is a ranking factor now.  Via +Recalibrate Strategies 
Over the past two or so years, social media has become a huge component of SEO and a successful overall marketing plan. People of all ages use social media not
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So true.
 
Trend: SEO Experts Turning Into Content Marketers

+SEMrush 5.4.2015
A professional contact/friend, +Adam Dince, and I were having a discussion regarding the many hats that SEOs wear today, and the lack of understanding/stigma that the term "SEO" connotes within other industries. Our discussion included whether or not SEOs needed a new title due to the expansion of tasks and skills, or if just education and clarification was necessary.

This article talks about how SEOs have expanded into the content marketing realm among others by necessity. Recommended read.
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“Content marketing dominates SEO… content marketers have killed SEOs… content marketing takes over the SEO jobs.” If you come across these headlines recently, you should know that the surge actually started way back in between 2011 and 2012. However, the repercussions are still on. I’m sure this article “why every online store owner must be concerned …
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Thanks for sharing, Phil!
Please let us know if you have time to share your knowledge and expertise with our audience again! :)
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Good read if you are an agency owner or small business via +Allied Telecom 
The real test of any service provider is how they respond to you when a critical, service-affecting issue arises.
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Per Google, this update:
-Affects only search rankings on mobile devices
-Affects search results in all languages globally
-Applies to individual pages, not entire websites
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This is how you should post blogs and do content-driven SEO.
 
Here is a guest blog post up on +John Jantsch Duct Tape Marketing website that outlines how we engineer post and page content.  Keep in mind, today's SEO must be anchored with great content first, and only tweaked for SEO in a way that does not alter the value of the content or its value to the reader. 
One of my biggest competitive advantages over other providers of content marketing services is my keyword research methodology.
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This guy +Joshua Steimle is my new favorite SEO blogger, every post he does on Forbes is better than the last.  Also, love seeing this infographic again.
Want to get your company featured in major publications and drive traffic and SEO results? Here's how one startup used simple research and outreach to grow their traffic by over 1,200% in a few months and generate hundreds of high quality backlinks.
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I have been screamin this from the mountain tops for ten years.  Maybe now that +Seth Godin is saying it, businesses will listen.
...are rarely websites that convert as well as unpretty ones. If the goal of your site is to position you, tell a story, establish your good taste and make it clear what sort of organization you are, then pretty might...
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Very solid post on comparing the pros and cons of hiring an SEO agency vs trying to manage in-house.  Forbes has two really good SEO columnists now that are creating great content to present to prospective customers in terms of the realities and costs of professional SEO services.
For most entrepreneurs, especially those of new or small businesses, the prospect of SEO is burdened by one major factor: cost. Optimizing for search engines is a long process, and as a result, its ultimate payoff is delayed and uncertain. Paying a fixed rate for your SEO efforts over the [...]
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That little beast of an algorithm we know and love as Penguin turned 3 years old today.
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This is what #SEO  is all about today.
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So true...seo friendly web design requires a lot more than a one line answer.
 
Anyone else run into this?  Merely creating a website in WordPress and installing Yoast WP SEO does not make a site SEO friendly all by itself.   A lot more goes into it, such as keyword analysis, content creation, code and content optimization, plugin configuration, content marketing and of course, VERY CAREFUL and ongoing off-page SEO.
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Web Designer, Internet Marketer & SEO Consultant
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Web Design, SEO, Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing,Wordpress
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  • Kansas City Website Design & SEO
    Founder, 2006 - present
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SEO, Web Design & Internet Marketing in Kansas City
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I work for Kansas City Website Design.  We sell and market two web design and Internet marketing brands: Kansas City SEO® and Kansas City Web Design®.  We also offer web development and software development services.  Our KC SEO agency specializes in corporate, local & small business search search engine marketing, search engine optimization and social media marketing.

I love building WordPress websites and then endlessly tweaking them and improving them for search engine visibility.  SEO is fascinating - its feeds my competitive nature while also giving me an opportunity to create and test new SEO methods and ideas.

When I am not working, I am playing with my twin sons, Ely & Ostyn.  We love to swim, fish, play outside...pretty much anything as long as we are hanging out together.
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  • Fairfield University
    Finance, 1989 - 1993
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
    MBA, 1998 - 1999
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This is the best small business magazine in Kansas City and has been for years. Not only is this the best magazine of its kind, Thinking Bigger Business Media offers so much more with the company's diverse platform of marketing and media channels from events, print magazine and radio, to social media, podcasts, email and online marketing - and a great website to boot. I can say first hand that my company has acquired new business from the exposure I have received through this media company. I can also say that having worked with President and Publisher Kelly Scanlon that she and her team are first rate, hard-working and very talented. I can’t recommend the magazine, the website and their advertising programs highly enough.
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Brant is simply an outstanding photographer. My company has used his services for some of our web design clients. His work makes our work better, and more importantly, helps our websites convert more traffic into qualified leads and sales. Please don't underestimate the value of quality photography on your website - and please use Brant Brogan Photography for your photography needs as you will not be disappointed.
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We had the pleasure of collaborating with Christian Vedder and Viral Video Marketing on a project recently. If you are looking for Kansas City video production services, this is your team! They offer outstanding video production services at affordable rates, and great value. The type of web videos they produce are not only highly-professional, but also the type of engaging, high-quality online video content that we find is the most effective for boosting SEO rankings, as well driving internet traffic, increasing conversion rates, and more. However, what truly sets them apart from other video production companies, and independent videographers is that Viral Video Marketing specializes in video marketing strategies that are proven to be valuable for small businesses in Kansas City. They have quickly become our ‘Go To’ guys for small business video marketing.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Unique Epoxy Designs helped us do a 4-car garage on our new house as well as two unfinished basement areas...somewhere around 3,000 square feet of custom epoxy. They also did about 1,500 square feet of polished concrete in our basement in the finished areas. This was a botched job that TWO flooring contractors could not get correct. Finally, we hired Unique Epoxy Designs and they got it right at more than fair pricing. If you are looking for a Kansas City epoxy flooring contractor, these are you guys....acid stained concrete too.
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I can't say enough about John Jantsch or Duct Tape Marketing. I've been addicted to all the DTM content (website, blogs, podcasts and of course best bestselling books) for some time now. Now I have become a certified Duct Tape Marketing Consultant and can help small businesses in Kansas City the way John and his Duct Tape Marketing system have helped me. What a great 3 days I just had at the Duct Tape Marketing HQ completing my certification. I had pretty high expectations for this training event and John and his team met or exceeded them all! I am still very pumped and cannot recommend the certification program and the DTM consulting network highly enough!!!
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I met Mike of KC iPhone Doctor at Starbucks off of 69 and 119th St. on 2/7/14, It was a pretty amazing experience. He took apart my iPhone on a coffee table (and I mean completely took it apart!), replaced two major components, and put it all back together in under 15 minutes. Time, labor & materials all under $100 in my case. This was an iPhone5, out of warranty period, that I thought I was going to have to trash it and buy a new one. This guy is the Kansas City equivalent of a national treasure...let's call Mike a KC Metro Treasure. I would bet money that no other iPhone repair person in Kansas City has his experience or capability with iPhone or iPad repair. KC IPhone Doctor provides an awesome service - I think Mike can fix just about any ipad or iphone issue including severely damaged phones. My issue was that people listening to my could not hear me...kind of like from minor water damage or a faulty microphone (although I never dropped my water or on the ground and its always been in an Otter box). This problem was driving me crazy and I could only talk to people in speaker mode. All problems REPAIRED - my iphone 5 is completely repaired and works like a brand new phone again. So happy! Thanks Mike / iPad + iPhone Doctor!!
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Our favorite pizza place in KC. Its not designer pizza like Spin or California Pizza Kitchen, but its awesome, thin crust crispy pizza every time. Not chewy dough mass of dough like some other places. This is our 'GoTo' pizza place. Oh - its a little bit 'dive-y' but who cares...its great 'Za.
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