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My life is, occasionally, very weird...
 
"'Oh, god. What did I do?'

I didn’t answer. I just started laughing maniacally. Surprisingly, my cackling like a Bond villain did nothing to do calm him down."

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“Why … why would you do this?” BECAUSE I CARE, RAND. BECAUSE I CARE. Someone once told me that the key to any lasting marriage is honesty, which is maybe true for, like, the Pilgrims, or any other archaic religious group that doesn't believe in the real secret to marriage: passive aggressiveness ...
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Excellent idea - glad to see this out in the wild
 
Free Crowdsourced Tool Brings Google Disavow Link Data to Light

How do you know if you have backlinks that others have disavowed? Wouldn’t you like to know if another site has disavowed your pages?

Launched today at #SMX Advanced, DisavowFiles started as a wish list tool project at Bruce Clay, Inc. because, in a world of link penalties, why wouldn't you want more disavow link data? SEOs and site owners can help each other have better intelligence on backlink disavowals with this new crowdsourced tool.

Read the full post to learn about the reports, features and, of course, privacy and anonymity of http://bit.ly/1eN2Lk5 http://bit.ly/1I8IxuB
Join the free service that simplifies the process of building a Google disavow links file. Crowdsourced disavow file database at DisavowFiles.com.
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Agreed +Michael Ross .  Great to have this!
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This Interactive Graph Might Be the Future of Content

Hard to find a better example of 10X Content than this: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/05/28/upshot/you-draw-it-how-family-income-affects-childrens-college-chances.html

Great content isn't just about a powerful story or great data -- it's about how it makes consumers of that content feel. The greater the connection a content publisher can deliver, the more that work will resonate and be remembered. I think this idea - to ask readers to draw the graph themselves, then compare their guess against reality, is incredible. 

I suspect that because of this interactivity, the issue and the real data will stay with me far longer than if I'd merely read the article and seen the visual. Bravo +The New York Times.
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Really great idea.
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Unbelievable Photos from Burma

I love +Maptia, and I especially loved this story and the included photos from their latest newsletter: https://maptia.com/davidheath/stories/burma-an-enchanted-spirit 
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Unfortunate that you post such a beautiful picture of Mayanmar today when innocent people are being killed there at an unbelievable rate. Goes with the saying... all that glitters is not gold 
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Mobile Isn't Killing Desktop. It's Killing Free Time.

The latest stats from Mary Meeker's Internet Trends deck (http://www.kpcb.com/internet-trends) show that desktop isn't fading much at all (in fact, there's more desktop use today than 6 years ago). But mobile is skyrocketing.

I'll probably have a few more slides to share from this deck, as her stuff is always superb.
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Totally agree #KinlayHouseCork  
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I Hate the Phrase "Good, Unique Content" in SEO

This week's Whiteboard Friday is about why I hope that mantra dies: http://bit.ly/DieGoodUniqueContentDie
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The "Pester Your Potential Lead Until They Hate You" Approach to SaaS Sales Sucks

Wrote a new blog post: http://bit.ly/DontPesterEarn about the trend of awful sales emails I've been seeing out in the software world.
I caught this tweet from Peep Laja (someone I admire greatly and whose advice I generally think is gold) today: This was one of the rare times I disagreed with Peep (or at least with my initial interpretation of this tip), and so I replied, wanting to provide some nuance but limited by Twitter’s short-format. …
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You can die and whether you end up in hell or heaven, Yext will find you. Once Yext has your information you will be contacted by every common name in the US you know. If that's not bad enough, when you try to fix your Yahoo account you get Yexted.
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How Accurate are Metrics from Compete.com, Alexa, Quantcast, SimilarWeb, & Others?

That's what we attempted to quantify in our latest IMEC labs project: http://bit.ly/AccuracyAlexaCompeteSimilarWeb
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I Went Paleo and Now I Hate Everything

Please put aside whatever religious sentiments you have about the Paleo Diet, and read this because it is simply the funniest thing I've read in months.

Recently, I went pseudo Paleo.

I say pseudo, because, like most things in my life, I’ve jumped in headfirst without putting any thought or research into it (this is also how I ended up taking a workout class called “Insanity.” Afterwards, I was drooling and delirious. So I guess it delivered).

It just happens to be by Geraldine, the wife of +Rand Fishkin, and I don't even know why I mentioned that because she'd be just as good a writer if she were actually sleeping with "the guy from the farmers market" instead of Rand (read the piece!).
Recently, I went pseudo Paleo. I say pseudo, because, like most things in my life, I've jumped in headfirst without putting any thought or research into it (this is also how I ended up taking a workout class called “Insanity.” Afterwards, I was drooling and delirious. So I guess it delivered).
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I gave up the paleo diet cavemen keep getting stuck in my teeth. Boom boom
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Is Brand One Of Google's Ranking Factors?

That's the topic of this week's new Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/IsBrandARankingFactor

Alongside the primary question, I talk about what elements of brand/branding may have direct and indirect influences in the rankings and why.
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+Donnie Strompf LMMFAO Now thats hilarious! Brands will definitely make SERP's dance!! Great article. I still think we should make the damn video LOL
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Fonts Impact the Credibility We Give to Content

Some remarkable experiments that people may perceive different fonts as having different credibility: http://eyeondesign.aiga.org/can-a-font-make-us-believe-something-is-true/
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Nice thanks for sharing!
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What Are Traffic Waves & Why Do They Happen?

Superb bit of creative, interactive content here: http://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/11/12/traffic-waves/ I not only learned a lot, but instantly wanted to make something like it to show patterns of how sites earn links & social shares :-)
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That is why I don't drive in traffic circles.
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