Profile

Cover photo
Sean McGinnis
Works at Sears Holdings
Attended University of San Diego School of Law
7,551 followers|117,042 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

Sean McGinnis

Shared publicly  - 
 
Intersting data on G+ usage and signups.
 
+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data (as JSON feeds) from http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories/photographs, and had interactions with a very diverse group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+François Beaufort +Denis Labelle 

footnote:
#theresnosuchthing as being FORCED to have a Google+/- account.
54 comments on original post
6
1
Andrew M. Smith's profile photoFranklin D Rivera II's profile photo
 
Kick ass read..
Add a comment...
 
I am hiring a significant number of paid search experts in Chicago over the coming weeks and months. If you know any good people, this is a tremendous opportunity to get in on the ground floor. 

There are three different roles I'm hiring:

Manager Role (3 available – report to director) - http://jobs.sears.com/career/372657/Manager-Paid-Search-Illinois-Il-Chicago 
Specialist Role (6 available – report to managers) - http://jobs.sears.com/career/371673/Specialist-Paid-Search-Illinois-Il-Chicago 
Analyst Role (2 available - multiple business units and report to director) - http://jobs.sears.com/career/372661/Analyst-Business-Analytics-Illinois-Il-Chicago 

Please share with your network if you know any good peeps in Chicago. Thanks!
7
4
Gyi Tsakalakis's profile photoJeremy Mayes's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
I'm hiring a Content Marketing Manager in Austin to lead a team of 4 Content Marketers (2 will be focused on Youtube).

If you know anyone who would be a good fit, please have them get in touch with me directly via email (sean.mcginnis@searshc.com) or phone (224.245.8969).

The profile I am looking for is an experienced manager and marketer who will govern the process, edit the team's work, define the content road map and editorial calendar and be a non-nonsense go-getter.

Sears PartsDirect is a dynamic, higher performing e-commerce business that is rapidly growing. In my opinion, it's the coolest business inside all of Sears.

This position reports directly to me and must be based in Austin (not remote or virtual).
Please share across your network if you are so inclined.
Job Details: Job Summary:  Sears PartsDirect is looking fo
3
Andrew M. Smith's profile photo
 
Wrong location for me :-)
Add a comment...
 
Chris Haden was a dream to work with. Another site delivered on time and on budget. 
 
Very proud of the work our team did on this new Injury Attorney web site. Looking forward to helping attorney Haden build his practice online.
The text on this page is taken from the personal-injury page (ID=10) in the home.php template query for the_content area. To update any text on this page, update the Personal Injury page, and it will update both pages. I’m available on my cell phone right now.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Sean McGinnis

General Discussion  - 
 
I'm adding to a world-class PPC team. If you're in #Chicago  or the surrounding suburbs and looking to make a move, get in touch with me directly here or on Twitter (@SeanMcGinnis). 

Great opportunity to join a top performing paid search team at a Fortune 100 company that is growing.
1
Add a comment...
 
I'm adding to a world-class PPC team. If you're in #Chicago  or the surrounding suburbs and looking to make a move, get in touch with me directly here or on Twitter (@SeanMcGinnis). 

Great opportunity to join a top performing paid search team at a Fortune 100 company that is growing.
1
Add a comment...

Sean McGinnis

Shared publicly  - 
 
My favorite city.
 
Chicago Skyline Photography - John Hancock at Night
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. Ann Landers
For More Images and Prints Check the New Site: 
http://www.michaelbennettphotos.com


Shot this a couple weeks back. Have a great Tuesday. There’s more in my gallery too! 

#Chicago   #Sunrise   #LakeMichigan   #Nikon   #HDR  #QuoteoftheDay #quote #ChicagoPhotography #skylinephotography #HancockBuilding #cityscapephotography  

#10000photographers by +Robert SKREINER  +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS

 #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by+Dirk Müller  +Anja Wessels

#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Andrew Prokos

#BTPArchitecturePro  +BTP Architecture Pro +Aamir Shahzad +Best Top Photographer Group
30 comments on original post
5
Aimee Jeane Elizabeth's profile photo
 
Excellent stuff :) 
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
7,551 people
MUHAMMAD MUJAHID SHERAZ's profile photo
Leila Martin's profile photo
Jeff Willinger's profile photo
Nischala Murthy Kaushik's profile photo
Jim Brodo's profile photo
Adi Stelcer's profile photo
Donna Lehman's profile photo
Paul Steven's profile photo
Tamanna Patel's profile photo
 
We've filled 3 of our paid search positions pretty quickly. Exciting time to be building an internal paid search team. If you're interested ina  job change this new year, here's a link to some junior positions (looking for 1-3 years of paid experience). I have 4 roles open and available right now. 

http://jobs.sears.com/career/371673/Specialist-Paid-Search-Illinois-Il-Chicago

#ppc   #chicago   #sem   #paidsearch  
Specialist Paid Search Job; Location: Illinois (IL); job in Sears Holdings Corporation Company;
1
Add a comment...
 
Seems so long ago now...
 
Yahoo! Once The Most Important Search Engine Closing

Was really quite surprised to see Yahoo! is closing the Yahoo! Directory, especially since Yahoo! began with the Yahoo! Directory and it was once considered the most important search engine of it's time. That was till Google came along, but even then & up until not long ago, being in the Yahoo! Directory was still a coveted place to be for SEO.

To me it represents an important end to an era of manually sorted information, not unlike what we're seeing with Google's Knowledge Graph being overtaken by the algorithmically sorted Knowledge Vault.


The Yahoo Directory — Once The Internet’s Most Important Search Engine — Is To Close by Danny Sullivan

Once the Google of its time, the Yahoo Directory is finally coming to the end of its slow death.

For some, it may seem like there has always been Google, and it’s always been the main way people have found things on the web. But before Google, there was the Yahoo Directory and its hand-compiled list of websites, organized into topics. Now, the venerable Yahoo Directory is closing.  goo.gl/ccaa6B

Yahoo shared the news today, a short paragraph that’s part of announcing two other closures, under a headline of “Progress Report: Continued Product Focus.” That sure fails to give the Yahoo Directory its proper due. From Yahoo’s post:

"Yahoo was started nearly 20 years ago as a directory of websites that helped users explore the Internet. While we are still committed to connecting users with the information they’re passionate about, our business has evolved and at the end of 2014 (December 31), we will retire the Yahoo Directory. Advertisers will be upgraded to a new service; more details to be communicated directly."

Yahoo! Directory obituary  goo.gl/ywGzgu


The following image I have taken from the Yahoo! Directory's popular format, as seen in 1999.

#SEO #YahooDirectory #TechNews  
11 comments on original post
4
1
Jason Roberts's profile photoDavid Salkover's profile photo
 
:: pours out a Bud Light :: since that's all it's good for
Add a comment...

Sean McGinnis

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Chicago Skyline Photography - Chicago Skyline & River Reflection
Words may show a person's wit but actions their meaning. Benjamin Franklin
For More Images and Prints Check the New Site: 
http://www.michaelbennettphotos.com


Heading downtown tonight. Have a great rest of your weekend. There’s more in my gallery too! 

#Chicago   #Sunrise    #Bluehour     #Nikon   #HDR  #QuoteoftheDay #quote #ChicagoPhotography #Photography #riverscapephotography   #skylinephotography  

 #hqspnight  +HQSP Night curated by+Dirk Müller  +Anja Wessels

#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Architecture curated by +Andrew Prokos

#BTPArchitecturePro  +BTP Architecture Pro +Aamir Shahzad +Best Top Photographer Group
31 comments on original post
2
Add a comment...

Sean McGinnis

Jobs & Careers  - 
 
I'm adding to a world-class PPC team. If you're in #Chicago  or the surrounding suburbs and looking to make a move, get in touch with me directly here or on Twitter (@SeanMcGinnis). 

Great opportunity to join a top performing paid search team at a Fortune 100 company that is growing.
2
1
ADX SEARCH's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
7,551 people
MUHAMMAD MUJAHID SHERAZ's profile photo
Leila Martin's profile photo
Jeff Willinger's profile photo
Nischala Murthy Kaushik's profile photo
Jim Brodo's profile photo
Adi Stelcer's profile photo
Donna Lehman's profile photo
Paul Steven's profile photo
Tamanna Patel's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Digital Strategy Consultant & Speaker
Skills
Digital marketing, search engine optimization, seo, content strategy, content marketing, copywriting, design, analytics, email marketing
Employment
  • Sears Holdings
    Marketing GM, Sears PartsDirect, 2013 - present
    My role at Sears PartsDirect is Marketing GM with a strong focus on digital marketing, including SEO and SEO of our flagship web property SearsPartsDirect.com.
  • 312 Digital
    Founder, 2010 - present
    312 Digital is a full service digital agency based in Chicago. We build exceptional websites for small and medium sized businesses. We also provide SEO, copywriting, content marketing, email marketing and much more. We also provide digital training for all levels of knowledge in many digital marketing disciplines. We conduct regular full day training classes in Chicago.
  • DotCO Law Marketing
    VP Sales & Marketing, 2011 - 2012
  • Multistate Edge
    General Manager, 2009 - 2011
  • FindLaw
    SEO Manager, 2006 - 2009
  • FindLaw
    Regional Sales Manager, 2004 - 2006
  • FindLaw
    Sales Executive, 2002 - 2003
  • Thomson West
    Sales Executive, 1999 - 2002
  • Thomson West
    Sales Executive, 1994 - 1997
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
Digital Marketing Director at Sears Parts Direct
Introduction
Sean McGinnis is Director, Digital Marketing at Sears Parts Direct, a part of Sears Holding Corporation. Responsible for overall e-commerce experience of http://SearsPartsDirect.com, he also manages significant paid search budget and improves organic results via SEO, content and social activities.

Sean is also a blogger and digital consultant (http://312digital.com) and public speaker on a variety of digital marketing topics (http://seanmcginnis.me/speaking).
Bragging rights
Married with 3 sons. Survived three corporate relocations, catholic school and a slew of bad decisions during the college years.
Education
  • University of San Diego School of Law
    Law, 1990 - 1994
  • Elmhurst College
    1984 - 1988
Contact Information
Work
Email
Sean McGinnis's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
10 Tips to Help Your Business Stand Out in Google Local (Maps) Listings ...
www.linkedin.com

We all know how important Google is as a tool to market your local business, or, in the case of my clientele, how important Google is to mar

White guy killer syndrome: Elliot Rodger’s deadly, privileged rage
www.salon.com

Can I go ahead and scream yet? It's time for America to admit what it's long resisted: white male privilege kills

Google's Schmidt Dismisses The Threat Of Social, Mocks Microsoft, Speaks...
www.forbes.com

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is not a fan of Microsoft, and isn’t at all afraid of the rise of social media. In a recent speech, S

Bunkr is more than just a presentation tool: collect, organize, present
www.bunkr.me

Bunkr is cloud-based presentation software that allows professionals to centralize all the content that inspires them, and to use this conte

PageSpeed Insights
developers.google.com

Dismiss PageSpeed Insights has a new look and feel! The PageSpeed score has been updated to better reflect page performance across a variety

Amazing Correlation Between Google +1s and Higher Search Rankings
moz.com

This year's Search Ranking Factors Study showed a very strong correlation between Google +1s and higher rankings, and there's a compelling r

Why Writing for the Web Isn't Much Different Than Print Journalism
lightspandigital.com

Old-school writers recoil at the constraints of writing for search, but is writing for the web really any different than the classic rules o

Link building that works - Wordcamp Chicago #WCCHI
www.slideshare.net

These are the slides I presented at Wordcamp Chicago #WCCHI on June 29, 2013 about specific link building techniques and tactics. If you're

Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success
www.waxingunlyrical.com

Finding keyword is the most important aspect of web marketing. Guest contributor Sean McGinnis shares six tools for success when incorporati

ReelSEO: The Online Video Guide for Video Marketers & Producers
www.reelseo.com

News, trends & tips for video & marketing professionals. Learn video marketing, video advertising, video SEO, production, web TV, so

SEO Book.com ~ SEO Training Made Easy
www.seobook.com

SEO Book. Join Free About Support Login. Home; Blog; Pricing; Community; Training. Overview SEO Training Pay Per Click Ads Tracking Results

Social Media & Internet Marketing News for Business | Marketaire
marketaire.com

Marketaire is your SEO, social media & Internet marketing news hub for business! From Facebook to Google to Twitter, let us be your guid

Pittsburgh Steelers
plus.google.com

The Official Pittsburgh Steelers Google+ Page

SEO Software. Simplified. | SEOmoz
www.seomoz.org

SEOmoz is the most popular provider of SEO software. Our easy to use tools and tutorials make search engine optimization accessible to every

312 Digital v The Conference - LOOP CAMPUS
www.linchicago.com

ENTER PROMO CODE : LINKEDNCHICAGO and receive $100 off the ticket price!

A guide to managing your online reputation before a crisis hits | Articl...
ragan.com

Don't wait until a crisis hits to start monitoring your online reputation. Follow these tips to stay a step ahead of trouble.

Reviews Update - Google Product Forums
productforums.google.com

Reviews Update, Dasha, 1/31/13 9:01 AM, We've made some recent improvements to our spam detection algorithms that have increased the number

10 great Google Analytics walkthroughs
econsultancy.com

Over the past 12 months, our guest bloggers have written some excellent step by step guides to help marketers make the most of Google Analyt

Hewlett-Packard Shows Hazard of Sharing LinkedIn Profiles: Tech
bloom.bg

Hewlett-Packard Co. Vice President Scott McClellan gave away more than his job status when he mentioned the computer maker’s new Web-storage