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Michael Griffin
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Entrepreneurs overestimate their start-ups' chances of success and their own personal lifespans. While this (over)confidence might be detrimental to the individual founder, it has several social benefits:
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Cold, rainy days call for coffee by the pint glass. Cheers, Portland!
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Hi Michael, we have done several installations already at Olympic Mills.  Just tell your landlord you can't take the noise anymore!  Here's a nice little case study we did:  http://www.indowwindows.com/portfolio/trains/
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Wanna build a social media app? Maybe add a social layer to your existing product? Get a list of the data available from established social networks' public APIs in +The New Yorker 's sweet interactive infographic: http://www.newyorker.com/sandbox/infographics/api/
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Search engine marketing isn't just about sales - it has profound implications for all aspects of society.  +The New York Times reports that Google search data shows that interest in quitting smoking peaks on Monday, and thus anti-smoking efforts should be focused on Mondays as well. "This kind of information, [John W. Ayers, research professor at the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health] said, 'has immediate import for how we manage public health interventions.'"  Check it: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/quit-smoking-its-probably-monday/
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Google Testing HUGE Banner Ads
If these ads match a user's query intent (and they must, if Google is to avoid alienating their users) they'll only marginally increase clicks. Without an increase in clicks (today's search-ad gold standard) Google will have to convince brands that the additional SERP exposure is valuable based on some other metric.   http://searchengineland.com/google-testing-top-banner-ads-174927 
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Amazon moves the shopping cart closer to your social media profile with their new  #AmazonCart  Twitter tie-in.
Analysis: simplymeasured.com/blog/2014/05/05/amazoncart-twitter-and-amazon-partner-to-pair-commerce-and-conversation/
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Welcome to my neck of the woods Michael. 
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I like Rap Genius - their intuitive UI and wikipedia-esq styled crowd-sourcing provide more user value than most lyric sites.
Unfortunately they announced a spammy, outdated SEO link building campaign on Dec 23rd.  Google de-indexed the site once Rap Genius's tactics were widely publicized - just 2 days later.
Google will punish spammy tactics even if the site in question is providing real value for users and has a strong online community (RG has >500k FB fans).
Key point: talk to a professional search engine marketer before scaling your next "growth hack."
http://searchengineland.com/google-is-looking-into-rap-genius-linking-scheme-masked-as-affiliate-program-180631
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If you favor online video / audio over the TV & radio you're part of a growing trend that  +The New Yorker calls a "low-ad lifestyle."  http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/10/is-ad-avoidance-a-problem.html
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Happy birthday Google! 15 years is an eternity on the Internet. #googlebirthday doodle score: 140
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Get in touch with me on twitter, peep my photos on flickr & instagram or - if you like - we can connect over SEO, PPC, Design, Analytics and associated biz-ness on LinkedIn.

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    2010
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