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Steven D. Lawrence
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Matt Cutts announces that social signals are NOT a factor is search algorithm. How should this effect your strategy? Should we change the way we use social media? The consensus is - not at all. However, as the semantic web expands, it seems inevitable that these signals will play a pivotal role in establishing author validity and correlated topical influence. It's the whole premise behind G+ just as it was with eBay back in it's early days of assigning mutual accountability for content (buy/sell) and the interaction of others with it. The knowledge graph - Google's new baby - can't function indefinitely without this social component. This of course is my personal opinion on the matter.
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If you haven't heard already, Google search is about to undergo a paradigm shift. Well... if the truth be known - and while using the closest analogy I can think of at the moment is that, the bread is ready to come out of the oven! All of the carefully measured ingredients for the bread, as well as the meticulous instructions on how best to bake it has been on the back of the box from the very first day it was placed on the shelf. So it begs the question - "Is SEO still alive, or is SEO dead?" And the answer is, "yes." Too ambiguous? Perhaps. But 'ambiguous' might be the best definition for the mechanics of it all as well. Join the conversation started by +David Amberland about +Google Semantic Search.
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Is your website optimized for speed? Did you know you can dramatically increase performance by deploying a content delivery network (CDN) on your site?
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#Neostead has designed our website at #Braintek. The site is professional and looks fantastic!
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Have you made significant changes to your site recently? Perhaps you have new posts that haven't been indexed. Here's how to ask Google to crawl your site. 
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Using the opportunity of quest blogging....
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Great plugin. Thanks Joost!
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Web Design & Internet Marketing
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SEO, WordPress, Web Design, Graphics, Copywriting
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  • Neostead.com
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I go by 'Steve'
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Google+ Evangelist and WordPress Designer
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I am an astute pupil of all things web related. From fundamentals to advanced techniques to experimental practices of things yet proven; I thrive on learning - and yet surrender to the fact that I will never know it all. I am wise, in that I seek out and listen intently to those who are better, faster and more educated but willing to share with those of us who are hungry for morsels of brilliance.  I am committed to passing on to others the things I learn on my own and from those who have taught me.

As the son of a military officer, I have lived and experienced the military existence from California to Hawaii to Georgia and finally to Houston, Texas where I live, work and reside.  With the help and direction of +David Amerland, I have engaged the G+ society as a means to embrace the changes of social media, and to emulate to the best of my ability the willingness that David and other brilliant minds have put forth to buttress a community of well-informed individuals.

Social media has become ubiquitous. It's interwoven into society. It interconnects humans in the same way spoken language does. Like it or not, it's here to stay, and it's our job as users, observers and teachers of it to know it in the same way we know our iPhones and Androids. Though I will admit, that when it first emerged on the scene with MySpace, I was not impressed. Not because it wasn't an interesting new technology - but because from a web marketer's perspective - it had little to no impact on the job I did as a web designer and SEO practitioner ( I use the acronym mindfully as the experimental practice that it still was in the early 2000's). If Google didn't care - then neither did I.  

Obviously things have changed. Nowadays, not only does Google care - but it [social media] is a fundamental and necessary variable of the overall equation. It's a point on the knowledge graph in much the same way a hydrogen atom is a necessary element of a water molecule (H20). And just as a missing hydrogen atom cannot satisfy the physics of water - neither can a missing social media signal satisfy the new semantic web.

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The place is a lot of fun, but I have to agree that it's way too expensive. It would be cheaper to pay for a tee-time at a real golf course. With limited expendable income, families have to choose wisely. We took my son and a couple of his friends for his birthday and the cost was over $300!!! While our server was very friendly and helpful, the line at the front desk was 50 people deep and it took 20 minutes per party to sign in! My guess is that those people were still in line after we were leaving. Lastly, the food "looks" good, but the price comes nowhere near the quality. I would give the food 1 star. Overall a great place to have fun if cost isn't an issue for you. For us, it is. So it won't be on top of the list of options to spend our limited entertainment dollars. I hope that management looks closely at what their customers are saying and responds in earnest to address these valid concerns. And with that I say good luck and thanks for listening.
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