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Michael Black
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I've been a professional SEO since 1997.
I've been a professional SEO since 1997.

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I get phishing emails all the time and know that they probably slip through the cracks and get to you too. Don't let them catch you! My latest blog post explains the anatomy of a link and how phishing emails disguise their true intent and try to fool you. https://www.seomike.com/blog/dont-let-phishers-catch/ 

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Be careful out on the Wild Wild Web. Sneaky spammers are pretending to be Google.com and could easily pretend to be any other site. How? I'll tell you here: https://www.seomike.com/blog/sneaky-referral-spammers/

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Google's offering speed testing in a little app right in the search results. Sucks to be #ookla  right now. https://www.seomike.com/blog/google-not-want-leave/

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The SEO community has been talking about zombies a lot lately and there aren't a lot of old-timers weighing in. Check out my post on zombies, what they are and what to do about it. https://www.seomike.com/blog/dealing-rankbrain-zombie-traffic/

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Can a city get Google to exclude them from geo-targeting? It kinda looks like it... if you have enough money. #seo   #adwords   #google  
https://www.seomike.com/blog/google-allow-paid-exclusion/

Sorry folks, I try hard not to rant about personal stuff here, but +Rob Sight Ford is really difficult to deal with. We tried for two weeks to turn in a lease and they refused to call back. We heard every excuse from "your phone isn't taking calls" to "we've been really busy. My girlfriend needed surgery and we called with plenty of time to get an appointment before the surgery but did we get a response? Nope. All we got was excuses and she was completely ignored. I finally called and after three arguments with the lady who answers the phone (who got quite condescending with me) I got the voicemail for the GM. He called Adrianne back and is making the situation right by coming to get the car from her himself. I don't think we would have gotten that reaction from them without me leaving scathing online reviews. Buyer and lessor beware: Rob Sight wants your money, but the only person concerned enough to take care of their customers is the GM.

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The GM got my messages and decided to take action himself. He is coming to pickup her Escape himself at the house to be sure it gets taken care of. It's very nice of him to take action personally, but is indicative of the problems at the dealership. It shouldn't have taken two weeks of dodged calls, non-returned voicemails, and false claims that her phone couldn't accept calls. It wasn't the GM making those excuses, it was other folks. The one-star review will remain because it is fair since it shouldn't take the GM to accomplish something so simple. Maybe I'll give two stars after the next couple of family lease turn-ins... if they go smoothly. Either way, I'll be sure to update this review to report on them.

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It's quiet... too quiet.  Google SERP flux has been WAY too stable for the last couple of months. Big flux might be a thing of the past, and that makes SEO harder.   #seo   https://www.seomike.com/blog/its-quiet-too-quiet/

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Google is testing a change in the PPC results that display.  They're trying out a green "ad" icon instead of the yellow one they've used since 2013. https://www.seomike.com/blog/google-making-ads-less-obvious/

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Google says mobile devices are taking over the world.  We analyzed our customers' Google Analytics visitor data and found that mobile hasn't quite taken over for them yet.  https://www.seomike.com/blog/mobile-hasnt-quite-taken-yet/
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