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Trey Collier
Works at VIMATA Interactive, Inc. - eCommerce Marketing with Live Customer Service
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* After 9 years,  #Twitter  turns #Wordpress  into #BirdPress  *

They have announced their 1st official Wordpress Plugin, and it has some pretty cool things right out of the gate.

- Customize Twit Cards to match your site
- Embed Tweets or Twitter Video
and more.

I like that they also released their Code for the plugin on GitHub, for those that want to dive in deeper under its hood.
https://github.com/twitter/wordpress

Documentation for this plugin is here:
https://dev.twitter.com/web/wordpress

Available NOW!
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This pretty much sums it up.    Now what to do with what's left of my day?  :P
 
Think you have a handle on online marketing?  This will blow you mind, or at least give you a mild headache (but pretty cool!). #internetmarketing  
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Attending the Martech Conference in SF. The first one in Boston last year was great. 
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Facebook, seems to be down!   

If the post goes through, then my internet isn't down!      Could be issue with my Comcast and facebook.     Anyone else see that Facebook can't be reached?  

 #facebookdown
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Trey, cannot believe that you American have problems processing FB, I use a proxy to process FB, sometimes the FB pages just keep silence, clicked but no response at all. G+ works much better.
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I kinda may know why...but want to see what y'all think why.

TWO posts hrs apart show up in my stream.

Any insights From +Jason Acidre  or +Al Remetch as to why?
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+Trey Collier looks like Jason and I both shared this content publicly and you have us both circled so both of our shares made it into your stream.  I see this type of duplicate in my stream all of the time.  
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I had a small epiphany tonight!  

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/epiphany  (3rd)

I've been redesigning one of my site's templates.....mainly to make it fully responsive mobile friendly.      

Attending a local Meetup,   I asked a few UI/UX specialists about a possible issue that I was aware of and was confirmed to me by +Dan Petrovic about readability of a medium green with white text issue.

Anyway...the two UI/UX specialists (one is from a fortune 100 company)   asked me if I had considered those that have a red/green color blind?     I hadn't even thought about it.   (my site has a bunch of green in it)      He explained that Reds or Greens are viewed by those effected as shades of gray.      Hmmm...this might be a possible issue.  

But there really can't be that many people effected with that issue.    Right?    Nope.

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+percent+of+population+is+red+green+color+blind&oq=What+&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i65l3j69i60l2.5113j1j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

Google's own Knowledge graph shows that nearly 8% of men have this issue.    (Women...not so much)  

So I now have more than a clear path for me to fix this.    Question is, have you considered this in your sites' design?
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I tried.....it just wouldn't load without lots of issues +Ken Rohrer 
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GWT Crawl Error Reporting at its finest

Was gonna track down a possible errant link, then this happened.     Now what?
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Thank you +John Mueller for your clarification.      44 of 50 of the newly found 404 errors yesterday shown to me had no "Linked From" tab.

Before your input,    I just marked them "Fixed"     I didn't know if if this was a glitch error or what, but figured that if it was a "Real" issue, it would re-show itself with good information (with "Linked From" tab)   so I'd know better how to deal with it in the near future.

But taking a step back, shouldn't GWT tools be giving us the best information on what needs to be fixed that may have issues with us ranking well?      Until now, I never thought of it being a tool that made us think of chasing our tails doing things that don't really matter in the long run.
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Proud of my oldest!     She got a mention in local news.

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Students at Dogwood Elementary School are making a major impact through community service. They have a major campaign underway this month to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
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It figures they won't show video after the day it airs....but ask for subscriptions.  

http://goo.gl/fp6yow  <----Video here
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Over 50 people showed up for our neighborhood home owners meeting. Super encouraging. #DogwoodGardensHOA
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Can the meta keywords tag/code still hurt your rankings?

Ran across a site yesterday.     It showed that the the Meta tag "Description" was fairly influential in G's ranking.

http://www.metatags.info/meta_name_keywords

They state: "So why do we say meta tags keywords have significant influence ?
Because wrongful use of keywords will get your website banned from the seach engines. The negative effect will even double. If you use the keywords right, the influence wil be little. But if you use them wrong, perhaps you get banned. So the negative effects are huge ! "

I've not even thought about the keywords tag for years....so can it be a negative influence if used improperly?     Can it be a negative influence....if it isn't used at all?
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Crap. I just realised I misread the article. Meta keywords, not meta description. Meh, I'll blame Matt Cutts
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Trey, males CAN see the content - you're over-dramatising. What they possibly CAN'T see is when red has to contrast against green for a very specific reason in your site. If anyone puts red text over a green background, even colour blind people can still see the contrasting tones and be able to read it. Colour-blindness tests for example purposefully use mixed green and red tonal ranges in spots so that the tones cover a spectrum and can no longer be discerned from the other toned colours. Look at it this way: can you see #ccc coloured text on #555 background? They are both the same colour, but one is just darker. Now try #777 over #555 - I bet you can still see it! Even #666 over #555 remains legible.
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Education
  • Auburn University
    Computer Engineering
  • Kansas State University
    Computer Science
  • Gadsden State University
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Male
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William P. Collier, III
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I'm a tech savvy eCommerce business owner. SEO is fun for me. I can steer you in the right direction if you aren't tech savvy. Be happy to do it too. :)
Introduction
Grew up as a Military Brat.   (Thanks Dad.   Hats off to my Mom too as it took a special person to be married to someone in the military)

Long time Nerd (Yes, I was excited to upgrade my 300 baud modem to 1200 baud to browse CompuServe and a myriad of BBS's faster).    Nerds are cool.

Was a serious competitive swimmer, and later a 2 man Sand volleyball player.     Played raquetball in between their seasons to stay in shape.    Now I'm in perfect shape.....Round is a shape, right?   LOL

Due to my Uncle Fred who was a famous engineer at  Auburn University to have 1st super sonic wind tunnel in USA,   he was a sailor.    He taught me how to sail on his Flying Scot.    Later I raced and did well among the top 50 in the world with Hobie 16ft Cats.    :) 

I was the "Computer Guy" before there were specialized IT jobs like network engineers,  database administrators, webmasters or Social Media Bloggers.   I still maintain my first web based email address on yahoo email circa 1993.  

I've consulted with Harrah's Entertainment, Promus, First Tennessee Bank, Williams Sonoma, Bank of America and countless others over the years. 

I'm well aware of the start up and ongoing issues of running a pure online company.   I have much more to learn.   See outdoor patio products at www.BackyardCity.com or pool supplies & equipment at www.BackyardCityPools.com and get your covers at www.MightyCovers.com.

I love to help others learn what I have learned about SEO and Internet Marketing and the like.   

I love to hear about and learn new ways to do the same.       

Lets have some fun learning G+.    
   
Bragging rights
Fire Eater in Bahamas and more importantly, Daddy to the 2 cutest girls in the world.
Work
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eCommerce business owner
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I am a Meat Popsicle! (Hope you get that) If you read my bio you'll get what I do. SEO is fun, SEM is fun/challenging. So is rearing my 2 girls.
Employment
  • VIMATA Interactive, Inc. - eCommerce Marketing with Live Customer Service
    CEO / Founder, 2001 - present
  • BackyardCityPools.com - Above Ground Pools, Pool Cleaners, Covers, Supplies & Equipment
    present
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Collierville, TN
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Cordova, TN - Springfield, VA - Gadsden, AL - Ft. Sill, OK - Ft. Riley, KS - Manhattan, KS - Lawton, OK - Geissen, Germany - Auburn, AL - Memphis, TN - Ft. Irwin, CA
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I've been to many steak houses all across the USA & Canada. And I'm not talking about chain steak houses like Ruth's Chris. I'm talking more along the likes of Smith & Wollensky in Chicago, or St. Elmo Steakhouse in Indianapolis or that of Carnevino in Las Vegas. I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted a steak that rivals those above. (St Elmo's is still my favorite) I'm very partial to rib eye, but was in the mood for some seafood. We were promptly seated at a small table, with nice comfy wide chairs. The atmosphere was nice, but it was a little loud, but that could just be the table of 6 people with the 5 bottles on wine on it. :P I was comfortable. We decided on the anti-pasta for our appetizer, which should be marked for parties of 4+. I didn't want to stop eating it. But I knew what else I ordered and forced myself to stop. She ordered Grilled Salmon with steamed asparagus, I decided to feed both my craving for seafood and my carnivorous need to steak. I chose the 20oz bone in Rib Eye "Cowboy" steak, with Oscar topping (hollandaise sauce, with carmelized onions and Lobster meat) with saute spinich. Both the vegetables was more than enough for 3 people. My 1st bite of the steak didn't have any part of the Oscar, and wow did it get my attention. The knife dropped right thru the meat as it was very tender. 2nd bite was mixed with lobster meat and sauce and I'm still drolling over it now 24hrs later. I slowly at each bite as it was like slow dancing with that special someone you finally got the nerve to ask to dance. The service was very good, prompt, and not over zealous. I am not a food critic, nor a writer (as you can tell) I just felt compelled to let some others know of this place (that replaced DUX in the Peabody Hotel) and of this awesome steak! It was far better than any Ruth's Chris' (or Flemings or Folks Folly here in the Memphis area) and on par with those I mention above for sure. I cannot wait to go back! Is tomorrow too soon?
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Never heard of this place. Not that many reviews. I have no idea why as this place was delight. Outside was old Tin roof with Canoe on roof, kinda like a Trappers Field house. We were greeted by a 10+ foot stuffed Alaskan Brown bear. It took me and the kids about 10 mins to compare hand vs paw sizes. We were seated immediately by Shayla (I think that's her name, great service by her) Trapper decorations everywhere. Never seen so many types of stuffed animals, trapping equipment, and even a live baby aligator. (wonder if it will be on the menu in a few years) Fish, steak, chicken, shrimp, Gator and lots more on the menu. Something for everyone. Had the Gator for Appitizers. Fried was pretty good, but the Cajun styled Gator was out of the Swamp awesome. They are known for their Prime rib, so had one of them with Mesquite grilled shrimp. Simply devine. Service was Great. Atmosphere made me think I was in a Swamp Trappers hut in the Mountains! LOL Full bar avail. Wine & Beer. (Sweet Tea was my choice and was quite good) Cannot wait to travel to OK City again to this place. If you have a chance and don't go....you are truely missing a great dinner experience.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Used Google Maps and the reviews to find this place. Was in town for a family reunion. Two places show up at top and this was one of them. One of my local cousins said this was the best place in ALL of Oklahoma City for steak. I had the Presidential T-Bone. (I'm normally a ribeye). I have to say it was cooked the way I asked, hot, and juicy. 22oz of mouth watering beef. Only wish I could have taken back the bone to my dog. She'd paw out a good review too. This T-Bone beat out all but a few Ribeyes I've ever had and at much pricier establishments. Its is an old County Cafe styled dining that was established 100+ years ago. Not fancy, not dirty either. Quaint and comfortable. Great Steak at any price. Awesome steak for the value. I'll be sure to come back as I'd like to try their ribeye next time.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago