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KNOWN to Many as the #GeekAholic or #MasterGeek
True Geek in every way possible, I enjoy technology and feel it is my destiny to keep companies not only SAFE ONLINE but to help them  GROW their Internet Traffic into qualified leads.

Areas of Expertise & Skills:

I have a vast skill set gained through years of past experience. I provide high caliber marketing solutions to companies, and specialize in
  • Conversion Analytics Training
  • Business Marketing Seminars
  • Internet Marketing Strategy Advisement
  • Web Site / Off Site Forensics / Security 
  • Video / Editing
  • Photography
….. and Much More

Favorite Color: Blue was my NORMAL Goto however NOW it's Bright #ORANGE for Support to FIND a CURE for CRPS (Chronic PAIN) 

Hobbies Include:
  • Paintball
  • Bass Fishing
  • Archery
  • Sporting Clays
  • Technology
  • Photography
  • R/C Truck Racing
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I ENJOY Teaching
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Self Employed / Internet Marketing Coach in Kansas City
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I am a Professional Internet Marketing Coach / SEO / Videographer / Entrepreneur / WHITE HAT all the WAY!
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  • William Rock LLC.
    CEO, 2001 - present
    Small Business Marketing Consulting Kansas City When Hiring a Consultant for your Project: The role of the internet marketing consultant is a form of a business analyst for the client. It's important that the SEO consultant have at least a basic understanding of the core business and the goals of the businesses. This is critical to provide solid recommendations throughout the SEO process. This could potentially be the most time-consuming part of the Project.
  • Half Price Banners
    E-Commerce Marketing Director, 6 - 2012
  • NetStandard - Kansas City Data Center
    Internet Marketing Director, 2011
  • BankCard Central
    Internet Marketing Director
  • Choppers Apparel
    Internet Marketing Director
  • Concrete Network
    Internet Marketing Director
  • Computer Career Center
    Web Design & Graphic Arts Instructor
    I was a student going through rehabilitation training from an injury and become a teacher Certified by the State of California to teach Web Design and Graphic Arts.
  • Cybertime ISP
    Web Designer / Consultant
    This was my Start in the Online Industry after getting injured as a Firefighter / Ski Instructor
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Early Stats on the Google Mobile Update from +Searchmetrics 
Analysis of winners and losers of the Google Mobile Update of April, 21th. "Mobile-friendly" is now a ranking signal for Google SERPs.
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Prospect education. How do you show you prospects what they should be thinking about?+Mark Traphagen  of +Stone Temple Consulting  chats about teaching your prospects to think in new ways. We hear about knowing your prospect and getting into their head, but what should you do to get them really engaged?

Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)

Watch live at Actation Now! http://actationnow.com/this-weeks-zap/
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About Mark:

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Social Media Marketing | Content Marketing | Personal Brand Authority
Introduction
As Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, I'm responsible for raising the awareness of STC's renowned services for our many Fortune 500 level clients. 

What can you expect me to talk and engage about? Social Media Consulting + Social Media Marketing + Content Marketing +Inbound Marketing + Internet Marketing + Google+ Business Pages + Paid Search Advertising and anything to do with connecting on the web!

My mission is to help you get seen and heard, to get your message out and bring in people who want and need what you have to offer. My special know-how is in the intersection of social and search.

I'm the Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, one of the leading online marketing agencies in the United States.

On Google+ you'll see me posting and sharing mostly about social media and how we can more effectively use it to collaborate and transform our world.

My Creds: 

Active user every day since Google+ Day 3
In the Top 500 of US G+ users according to CircleCount.com
The Stone Temple Digital Marketing Excellence Blog
Social Media Marketing columnist for Marketing Land
Published on Search Engine Land, Moz (Featured Author),Social Media Today and many other top publications.
All my LinkedIn Pulse articles
Speaker at major conferences across the US, including MozCon, SMX, and Pubcon
Read and subscribe to my Flipboard Magazines. I daily curate there the best online marketing related news, tips, and articles I run across all over the web:

Google+ Plus Power http://flip.it/IxUeA
Online Marketing Daily http://flip.it/h2nXP
SEO Search Engine Optimization Daily http://flip.it/7LvQK
Available to speak at your conference! Also for press, podcast, and webinar interviews. Contact me through this profile or the email address below.

Personal Stuff


Married for over 30+ years to Karyn Louise Murphy Traphagen. Two grown-and-married daughters; six grandchildren.#nerdfighter #DFTBA!

I've competed in The Monti storytelling event (winning a StorySlam and runner-up in a GrandSlam), and joined a New Orleans-style second line band called the Bulltown Strutters.

Cover photo courtesy of Dustin W. Stout & Weal Media. Profile image by Jennifer Rich.

All posts and opinons expressed by me on Google+ are entirely my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or any other organization with which I might be connected.

Elsewhere

My home blog is at Stone Temple Consulting. I write the Social Media Marketing column for Marketing Land, I also contribute toMoz, Search Engine Land, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Today and many other top digital marketing sites.

I have spoken at numerous industry conferences, including MozCon, Pubcon, SMX (Advanced, East, West & Social Media), and SearchExchange.

I tweet at @marktraphagen

Finally, let me leave you with a benediction, courtesy of my friend Eli Fennell:

In nomine Google, et Long Tail, et spiritus AuthorRank.

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Old enough to have an Early Adopter Badge from Foursquare for Planet Earth | The Monti StorySlam Winner & GrandSlam Runner Up

f you came to the show and commented in the events page, you will be put in a notification circle to be invited to future shows.
Host +Zara Altair  created *The Midweek Zap*to help you develop an online strategy that works for you and your business. You are here!
Go to Actation Now! website to view all original events plus articles to help you create and sustain your web presence.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Zara Altair. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Google's Changes Have Created More SEO Value for Those w/ Loyal Audiences

New WB Friday: http://bit.ly/LoyaltyBeforeSEO

This week, I'm talking about 5 changes Google's made over the last few years that have resulted in a powerful bias in the organic results toward those sites and brands that have built up loyal audiences. Also included - some marketing tactics that can help build loyalty.
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This week we will learn all about header design and go over the key features of Canva.com for header design - and other web graphics.

Join +Ron Snayberger and +Amanda Cote' - our #TechScholars ,+Bill Reed our IT Master and me, +Arizona Lowe, the Tech Mentor as we delve into the world of header design.  

Also, as a special treat this week,+William Rock will be joining us to discuss the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) aspects necessary in good header design and while choosing your topics.  I cannot wait to see what I can learn from William.  

+William Rock 

"True Geek in every way possible, I enjoy technology and feel it is my destiny to keep companies not only SAFE ONLINE but to help them GROW their Internet Traffic into qualified leads."

+Arizona Lowe 
A self-professed geek and the Creative Director for A&G Synergy, LLC. She also is the founder of TodaysVisions.com which sponsors this show.

Website: http://todaysvisions.com

+Bill Reed 
Over the last several years I've been deeply involved and focused on migration planning, system design, and implementation of Google Apps and Messaging.  The results of Google Apps implementations have been the successful deployment and migration of customers to Google Apps for Gov’t & Enterprise.  

While customer satisfaction has been vital in the success of these projects; more importantly, building trust with partners, customers and users has allowed for consistent transitions in the cloud computing model of doing business.

My Blog: http://theedgeofthecloud.blogspot.com/

Watch the last series here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOhhDzeRcURLQreq3gkMrdpnINObKjqYF
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Arizona Lowe. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I was curious what variety of Local Pack displays there might be across devices, OS & screen sizes. I used a responsive testing tool to find out. 

The results are interesting to say the least. The variety is legion.

http://blumenthals.com/blog/2015/04/11/the-google-local-pack-display-across-devices/
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How to Rank a YouTube Video
How can you make sure your hard work pays off and your videos rank high on Google and YouTube?

#videomarketing #videomarketingtips #youtubemarketing
In the digital era, few sites are more powerful than YouTube. As the number one video site, second-most popular search engine and third-most trafficked website on the entire Internet, YouTube is the place to be. Smart business owners know that they can connect with current and potential customers by creating engaging and informative YouTube videos. …
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We're looking for some more people to try out things around App-Indexing. If you have an app that's set up for App-Indexing, and want to try things out, we'd love to hear from you!

http://goo.gl/u5thlp
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Prospect education. How do you show you prospects what they should be thinking about?+Mark Traphagen  of +Stone Temple Consulting  chats about teaching your prospects to think in new ways. We hear about knowing your prospect and getting into their head, but what should you do to get them really engaged?

Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)

Watch live at Actation Now! http://actationnow.com/this-weeks-zap/
*Hashtag: #MWZlive * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.

Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends! 

Love the show? Become a patron for just $1 a month.http://www.patreon.com/ZaraAltair

About Mark:

Tagline
Social Media Marketing | Content Marketing | Personal Brand Authority
Introduction
As Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, I'm responsible for raising the awareness of STC's renowned services for our many Fortune 500 level clients. 

What can you expect me to talk and engage about? Social Media Consulting + Social Media Marketing + Content Marketing +Inbound Marketing + Internet Marketing + Google+ Business Pages + Paid Search Advertising and anything to do with connecting on the web!

My mission is to help you get seen and heard, to get your message out and bring in people who want and need what you have to offer. My special know-how is in the intersection of social and search.

I'm the Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, one of the leading online marketing agencies in the United States.

On Google+ you'll see me posting and sharing mostly about social media and how we can more effectively use it to collaborate and transform our world.

My Creds: 

Active user every day since Google+ Day 3
In the Top 500 of US G+ users according to CircleCount.com
The Stone Temple Digital Marketing Excellence Blog
Social Media Marketing columnist for Marketing Land
Published on Search Engine Land, Moz (Featured Author),Social Media Today and many other top publications.
All my LinkedIn Pulse articles
Speaker at major conferences across the US, including MozCon, SMX, and Pubcon
Read and subscribe to my Flipboard Magazines. I daily curate there the best online marketing related news, tips, and articles I run across all over the web:

Google+ Plus Power http://flip.it/IxUeA
Online Marketing Daily http://flip.it/h2nXP
SEO Search Engine Optimization Daily http://flip.it/7LvQK
Available to speak at your conference! Also for press, podcast, and webinar interviews. Contact me through this profile or the email address below.

Personal Stuff


Married for over 30+ years to Karyn Louise Murphy Traphagen. Two grown-and-married daughters; six grandchildren.#nerdfighter #DFTBA!

I've competed in The Monti storytelling event (winning a StorySlam and runner-up in a GrandSlam), and joined a New Orleans-style second line band called the Bulltown Strutters.

Cover photo courtesy of Dustin W. Stout & Weal Media. Profile image by Jennifer Rich.

All posts and opinons expressed by me on Google+ are entirely my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or any other organization with which I might be connected.

Elsewhere

My home blog is at Stone Temple Consulting. I write the Social Media Marketing column for Marketing Land, I also contribute toMoz, Search Engine Land, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Today and many other top digital marketing sites.

I have spoken at numerous industry conferences, including MozCon, Pubcon, SMX (Advanced, East, West & Social Media), and SearchExchange.

I tweet at @marktraphagen

Finally, let me leave you with a benediction, courtesy of my friend Eli Fennell:

In nomine Google, et Long Tail, et spiritus AuthorRank.

Bragging rights
Old enough to have an Early Adopter Badge from Foursquare for Planet Earth | The Monti StorySlam Winner & GrandSlam Runner Up

f you came to the show and commented in the events page, you will be put in a notification circle to be invited to future shows.
Host +Zara Altair  created *The Midweek Zap*to help you develop an online strategy that works for you and your business. You are here!
Go to Actation Now! website to view all original events plus articles to help you create and sustain your web presence.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Mark Traphagen. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
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Midweek Zap - Level Up On Wonder
Wed, April 22, 3:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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#tbt to the 2nd presentation in our 'Basics of a mobile website for SMBs' series.

If the #tldr below catches your eye, watch the full YouTube presentation here → http://goo.gl/hvLD5Q

- a #MobileMadness  recap
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Why Identity is important?
in 35 seconds, by +David Amerland.

"When you're dealing with a business - you're really dealing with the people behind it" - David Amerland

More discussion on this topic coming soon in HOA #2...
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GOOGLE’S MOBILE ALGORITHM UPDATE IS COMING APRIL 21. ARE YOU PREPARED?  :-) 
( +Guy Kawasaki is definitely all set...can't say the same for +Morgan Spurlock. Well he can always be a stock photography model...)

If not ready for this important #Google  update read this article called '7 Common mistakes to avoid when when going mobile-friendly' here  http://goo.gl/bq6Jfi

#mobileseo   #seotips2015   #seotips  
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We got our Mobile friendly site upgrade published a month ago, and Google still hasn't crawled all of it. If you aren't ready by now, you are so screwed, the hit is coming.
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Civil rights of military vets now on the line as liberals' enemies list grows.

Google Panda 4.0 Update – Good News for Small Businesses?
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Today in USA, Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that Google has rolled out 4.0 version of Google Panda Algorithm. Will this help small busines

Google Launches Two Algorithm Updates Including New Panda
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Google makes changes to its algorithm every day (sometimes multiple changes in one day). When the company actually announces them, you know

Official: Google Payday Loan Algorithm 2.0 Launched: Targets "Very Spamm...
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Google has confirmed they have released a new algorithm update to their Payday Loan Algorithm update over this weekend. This algorithm speci

Google Slaps Another Guest Blog Network: PostJoint
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Google’s Matt Cutts somewhat confirmed on Twitter that Google has taken action on another guest blogging network. This network is named Post

Trivago.com Can't Sleep: 95% Loss of Search Visibility
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Think you have a hotel horror story? Trivago, a hotel price comparison site, has one better. A Google Penguin penalty trashed their search v

Thursday Apple Rumors: Yahoo Wants to Become Apple’s Default Search Engi...
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Yahoo wants to become the iOS default search engine; Apple to integrate song recognition in iOS 8; and Apple may boost its share buyback pro

70% of Consumers Researching Cars Turn to Search Engines First [Stats]
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New data from Kenshoo on the automotive industry shows that search engines are the number one place consumers go to find information about a

Google AdWords Call Conversions To Get More Granular, Enable Target ROAS...
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Google is continuing to refine the way advertisers can track and optimize for conversion tracking events in AdWords. Last week, advertisers

Adopt A Contingency Search Marketing Plan Before You Get Dinged
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My daughter and I just got back home from this place of anything you ever dreamed of being on ice cream but its Yogurt.. Fantastic and Fun experience, took pictures of our creations and then ordered moms for the way home, and I think she agrees just as much as we did that this place just ROCKS. Thx for the coupon, my daughter got $5 off from a friend and figured ok, let's go play and get a sugar high from all the toppings.
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This is one of the best paintball fields in the Kansas City Area.. I take my son down to play once every few months but when we go I have to say everyone who works their are extremely helpful and very educated on the sport. However I think one of the things that this paintball field excels in is SAFTEY they have some of the BEST Refs on the field, making sure everyone is having fun and doing it in a safe mannor. If you are a new player or experienced each one of their fields are unique. Two of our favorite fields are the Woodsball/Speedball style field as well the Castle is my favorite of them all, as they have developed many cool games to play with that field. They have portable bathrooms and are well kept up as well they have snacks but we like bringing the cooler and as we sit back and relax we cook up some Hot Dogs and such.. The other cool thing these guys do are Birthday Party Events and they really cater to the party as you have your own ref/guide for the day.. If you have not played at this field and you are in the Kansas City or Lawrence Area you need to stop by and play.
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