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martin macdonald
Worked at Expedia, Inc.
Attended St Anthonys College
Lives in London
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Before anyone else loses their minds because twitter decided to de-index yesterday...
A small thread yesterday on HackerNews claimed that Twitter had de-indexed their entire site, using Robots.txt to block crawler access. They link to
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1200 Votes were cast, three category winners and one overall winner are now announced:  the best SEO tools of 2015 roundup!
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Over 500 Votes cast since last night, but which are YOUR favourite SEO Tools?  Vote here & please share with your colleagues!
Last year I ran an informal questionnaire on twitter, that ended up getting 130+ responses, and hundreds of votes on your favorite SEO tools. While it wa
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Just rebuilding our company blog :)
The Orbitz Travel Blog is a hub of travel hints, tips, ideas & news for people that love travel as much as we do!
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+David Iwanow yeah agreed, this is just a temporary fix though, as we're building a kick ass one for launch in January.  Right now, this gets us going and is way better than the 5 year old one that was there before ;)
ALSO: will check out knowem :)
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So who's still using G+ then? And why?

(working out whether to bother trying to dip back in, your comments (or lack thereof) will help me decide!)
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Yep its my homepage, a number of useful communities, baked in functions like hangouts and easier to filter/circle to reduce noise/increase relevance than Twitter lists
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I'm not sure this is going to play out well for Lidl...
German discount supermarket chain Lidl is sponsoring a trend on twitter in the UK today, using the hashtag #LidlSurprises - so what could possibly go wrong?
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Lidl is infamous for spying on and exploiting its employees, they aren't even allowed to go to the toilet in many cases, and for lax food safety measures. People died already of poisoning.
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Google went on record last week claiming that PageRank Sculpting wasn't a "thing".  

They were quite dismissive I think.   Problem is, it was either naive or disingenuous..  Not sure which, but your shares would be appreciated!
; SEMpost reported this week that some googlers stated: "PageRank Sculpting still doesn't work, which it hasn't for over six years" ;
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Submit your travel selfies, and win vacations!
Upload your Trelfies for the chance to win a free vacation!
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I'd love to hear about your favorite SEO tools of 2015 - what can't you live without?   For bonus cool points, please share this with your friends, followers and colleagues so we can get the best possible dataset!
Last year I ran an informal questionnaire on twitter, that ended up getting 130+ responses, and hundreds of votes on your favorite SEO tools. While it wa
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Took the survey, look forward to the outcome.
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Surely Seth Godin would be turning in his.... oh, right, yeah... Well - seriously though?
Is it ok to simply pretend we're getting permission from our users to email them? Are we, in fact, merely bribing them?
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How to get customers before you launch?  I've got some ideas about that.....  :)
Launching a startup company in any field is daunting even if you’ve got the next hot product. Getting the message out to your customers on day one is often a make or break challenge for would-be entrepreneurs. The first few sales are often the hardest to achieve, there are few things [...]
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Does it involve +Ryan Hoover and product hunt? 
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Im not buying that Apple were at fault with the alleged iCloud hack:
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Work
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Travel Marketing Consultant
Skills
Organic search, PPC, Social Media & eMail Marketing.
Employment
  • Expedia, Inc.
    Inbound Marketing Director, 2012 - 2014
  • OMD
    Head of SEO, 2011 - 2012
  • Seatwave
    Head of Search, 2007 - 2011
  • MOGmedia
    MD, 2003 - 2007
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London
Previously
Fuengirola - Marbella - Inverness
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Long term practitioner of SEO, since before it was called SEO.
Introduction
Online marketing enthusiast.  Work in travel, which is handy, as I like to travel.
Education
  • St Anthonys College
    Jaffa Cake Consumption, 1982 - 1996
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Networking
Birthday
November 22
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Single
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MOGmartin