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Seems the new Twitter profiles are out now... Here's a few tips on creating them and even a PSD you can download from changing all our various ones today (personal, Verve Developments - SEO Training Dojo etc...)

I hope it helps...

http://vervedevelopments.com/Blog/twitter-launches-new-expanded-profile-pages.html
Ok folks, seems that we can finally get access to the new Twitter profile designs... Here's a few tips and a template so you can do your own.
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The image manager sucks. To big and really to big. Google made this mistake did Twitter hire the guy they fired?
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We'll be talking Forensic SEO and Recovery on the next episode of SGS (Thurs May 1). One of my fav topics, should be a good one.

Be there!

Guests; +Dan Thies  and +Dom Hodgson 
 
Coming on May 1st we'll be doing another episode of the Search Geeks Speak. This time out we're going to be looking at what you should be doing if there's been traffic loss. From competitors and on-site issues to algorithmic changes and penalties... we'll look at potential causes and of course what you can do to recover.

+Dan Thies  runs the SEO and Marketing Braintrust and has a ton of experience in dealing with forensic SEO. He's been on the show before, and I talk forensic with him all the time privately.

+Dom Hodgson  has also been on the show a few times and now runs the popular penalty analysis and recovery tool; Link Risk. He's sure to bring lot's of insight for the session.

It should be a great show, so be sure to join us. 
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or those that missed last week's SGS show on Local, we had a guy that does the photography for Google Business View stuff (in EU). I really hadn't spend a lot of time getting to know that stuff and found it damned interesting.

Anyway, I chopped out a few bits of the convo into separate videos. Well worth a watch if you're interested, certainly was fascinating for me at least...

Understanding Google Business View for Local SEO

Google Business View; Indoor Maps ( for Local SEO)
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No probs brother... it was a very interesting session and I'd really not thought of the implications as much as I have since the show. Always nice when I can learn new things instead of just rambling on the shows lol
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Checking if a domain is toxic before you purchase it

How can I research a domain that I may want to purchase?
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It's like I saw this coming or something ROFL
Well, it was bound to happen and I even wrote about them thinking they were "different" at the time of the whole MyBlogGuest fiasco. Folks... do NOT poke the bear. Ok? Duh
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NEVER poke the bear!
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Looks like a good session with the Isoosi folks, starting up shortly!! 
 
Ep 22: In this weeks ISOOSI Chat we will be joined by +David Amerland to discuss how to harness the power of semantic search and develop successful marketing strategies that will help boost your brand and online exposure now and in years to come.

David is the author of  "Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Gets Your Company More Traffic, Increases Brand Impact and Amplifies Your Online Presence"
- which is must read for all.  The book not only deconstructs semantic search to allow the reader to see how it works, but it also provides actionable advice along the way that can help businesses leverage its power. 

Read more about David's book:
http://davidamerland.com/google-semantic-search.html

Join David and the #isoosichat regulars +Ammon Johns+Bill Slawski, +Carlos Fernandes and +Erik Stafford
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Who's yer fav grumpy old shit of SEO? 

We're putting together a show/panel for next month with some of the best grumpy old fecks of the SEO world. If you have someone that you think should be on it, please do let me know...

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Just kidding but you can be grumpy sometimes
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A few weeks ago someone sent me a link to the BuzzSumo website. It is a gold mine of data regarding what content is the most shared across any topic. Cha-Chin
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Indeed, lot's of interesting bits in there. I guess it does bear noting that we (marketers) should also be aware and intimate with a client's market. Generalizations like these, while certainly insightful, should always be taken as a consideration, not a law.
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In case you missed it on Friday, Google spanked another guest blogging 'network'

http://vervedevelopments.com/Blog/postjoint-penalized-by-google.html
Well, it was bound to happen and I even wrote about them thinking they were "different" at the time of the whole MyBlogGuest fiasco. Folks... do NOT poke the bear. Ok? Duh
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Don't poke the bear dammit... never ends well. DUH... 
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SEO Dojo G+ Community Changes

Ok folks, I spent the last few hours cleaning out the membership, more in-line with what we have with our Facebook group and even the Dojo itself (and chat room) lately. 

In sort, we're scaling back on membership; quality over quantity. 

I've taken it down by 50% and have restricted access to the community, instead of having an open door policy. I have kept those I felt were relevant, active and those I know personally as well as Dojo members.

If you survived the cull, congrats... lol. You are indeed special.

As far as new members, if you'd like to nominate someone, do get in touch with us. Those that apply that aren't sponsored by an existing member, we'll be fairly stringent with application processing. 

Anyway, the goal is to have a tighter group of search geeks that will benefit each other moving forward.

--- Dave
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Hi there, Dave here, first things first, I don’t enjoy SEO… don’t even like it; I LOVE IT. While I participate in and am surrounded by many facets of internet marketing, SEO is where the heart is. As one would for any art, expression is an important part (as is passing it on).

I own and operate both Search News Central and the SEO Training Dojo where I write, teach and participate in the search industry's evolution. My real job, my 'day job' is as a search and internet marketing consultant with Verve Developments.

Full time Fire Horse and wandering web Gypsy - I am but a twig on the shoulders of the mighty river of life. If we knew it all, where would be the mystery?

Wise men don't judge: they seek to understand. - by Wei Wu Wei

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Won a couple of SEMMY awards, write for awesome places like Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal and had mentions in places like USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
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