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for those of you going to Pubcon - my satire site, wtfseo.com is donating all of its adsense revenue to help sponsor the EpicDinner event.  Seeing as sponsorship levels start at $750, some other SEOs who wanted to contribute a small amount have thrown a few bucks in with wtfseo.com as well.  If you're interested, anybody who submits money will be allowed to submit guest posts (if they're funny and not spammy) or be mentioned in a future post (in a funny way) or have me buy you a beer at pubcon.  The paypal is thehockeygod at gmail dot com 
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Thank you. Thank everybody - none of you had to chip in, and you did - and now this dinner is possible for the people who signed up - so thank you. I owe you all
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I think that Node/Angular/Parallax/Inifinite Scroll sites need to look at Flash to see their past and future all at once.  
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WTFSEO just published their complete list of Google ranking factors: http://wtfseo.com/the-complete-list-of-google-ranking-factors/

If you want my "real" list, there's only 2 ranking factors:
Quality
Spam Penalties.
There's a lot of posts, infographics, lists, and tables going around these days full of Google ranking factors. In an ever changing, constantly updating industry like SEO we took one look at these ...
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The Industry Survey Results are in.  http://wtfseo.com/wtfseo-industry-survey-results/
It's time again to reveal the results of our yearly industry survey. We'd like to thank both respondents who took this years survey and provided us with valuable demographic and personal informatio...
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Is this thing still alive? somebody told me it was dead. 
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What's the current preferred method for age verification on Liquor sites?  If you make it a page with a redirect, Google never indexes the site. In 2010 they said "make it javascript" but now that they index javascript, they just index the age verification and not the actual pages anyway.

Curious if anybody's found a better way than cloaking ot deal with this. I thought about first click free - but legally I can't let a user in with that, so I'm back to cloaking.  
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It's a valid question. They haven't posted anything in 5 years about it.
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Anybody seeing weird things happening with URLs that have # in them in Google lately?

I have a URL that uses window.location.hash= to add a # specific to data about that user's location to the URL.  That page has a canonical that points back to the URL without the # in it, but if you visit it re-adds it again.

That page completely fell out of google last week.  I'm wondering if Google is starting to try to index # as actual URLs and the canonical is causing an infinite loop.  
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Meant to post this under my account sorry.  

I've always thought Google doesn't index hash tag URLs... but I have a page where we use JS to append a #parameter based on the visitor. It then canonicals back to the page without a #

I noticed htis page completely fell out of Google around the 29th/30th.  Are you guys doing new stuff with JS and # pages, or is this a coincidence? 

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While hanging out at the bar this weekend one of our senior editors (who graduates from college next month!) sat next to a woman wearing an "I'm feeling Lucky" Google t-shirt. Assuming that she wor...
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Manager Search Strategy & Analytics - Sapient
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SEO, SEM, Analytics, Measure, Omniture, Google Analytics, Excel, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Public Speaking
Employment
  • SapientNitro
    Manager Search Strategy & Analytics, 2012 - present
  • Team Detroit / ZAAZ
    Sr. SEO Strategist, 2009 - 2012
  • Identity.net
    Sr Mgr Product Marketing, 2008 - 2009
  • BrandLabs.us
    SEO/SEM Department Lead, 2007 - 2008
  • Auto Credit Express
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Morton Marketing
    PHP Developer, 2005 - 2005
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Allen Park, MI
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SEO, Programmer, Marketer, Analyst, Speaker from Michigan. Plays hockey, softball, & golf (poorly.)   Would have already taken over the world if not for those meddling kids and their dog. 
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Once turned down an opportunity to appear on Dr. Phil. I work with fortune 500 clients.
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  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
    Computer Science, 2004
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