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Amanda King
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Attended Skidmore College
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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Internet Marketing Specialist
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  • Switched on Media
    SEO Specialist, 2013 - present
  • Outspoken Media
    Internet Marketing Specialist, 2012 - 2013
  • Independent Consultant
    Writer, Editor, SEO, 2011 - 2012
  • Mountain Media
    Search Engine Marketing Specialist, 2011 - 2012
  • Mannix Marketing
    Editor/SEO, 2010 - 2011
  • China University of Petroleum, Qingdao
    English Teacher, 2009 - 2010
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Sydney, Australia
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Saratoga Springs, NY - Qingdao, China - West Windsor, NJ - Bath, England - Wisacsset, ME
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writer, photographer, bookish, nerd, dork, traveler, internet marketer...
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digital maven, word guru.sarcastic grammar nazi, photo dork.gadget freak, poor world traveler, creatively licensed pain in the ass, typical crazy.nice writer
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lived in China for a year and survived, know some Chinese, traveled to over 30 countries,
Education
  • Skidmore College
    English, Art History, Business, 2005 - 2009
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In an odd way, Laneway is the first true music festival I've been to. I went to Live 8 in Philly and various concerts, but not a festival in the Woodstock kind of way. And while Laneway wasn't in a...
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If you're interested in #travel , especially in APAC, take a read over my travel site. Knowing I have people other than family read it will help motivate me to write. So if you want to hear more, read on! 
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And I'm still writing for my travel website as well - 
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+Zeph Snapp shares 5 ways to welcome international visitors to your site. Are you following his advice?
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I'm looking for places to post international travel stories - advice, experiences, all of it. Anyone have any suggestions? Or anyone they could put me in touch with?

Much appreciated!
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Agreed! Anyone you can point me to? ;) 
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Hunter Valley, #australia  ... tasted some very good wines here. From +Elsewhere Traveler 
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i am very interest to try wines there
thanks for your information
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great, need to take a look at this. been meaning to do the cert for a while
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question. will i ever use google+ - answer. unsure. 
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Excited to get to the +Distilled Linklove conference in Boston Monday. Will hopefully get to catch a drink with +Wil Reynolds and/or +Tom Critchlow (unless Wil is sleeping in his cups)
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Wow, I'm just awful at using social media for anything other than self-promotion now, aren't I? Well, anyway, go over to the article and tell me what you think! SEOs, you too. If I'm completely off my rocker, just put me in my place. :)
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just entered the 2nd annual bad ass SEO guest blogging contest - cross your fingers for me! If I win, it's lotsa free money. I'll post the article up when it's published on Tuesday.
Blog post at Houston Search Engine Marketing and Optimization Services : It’s time for the 2nd Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest! This year’s Donkeys Behaving Badly event is being held In...
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I might have started off on the wrong foot here because I got the special - chicken pesto cheese 'burger' with avocado. The combination sounded like it would be really good, but the pesto was overpowering, the cheese wasn't melted and generally the dish was unappetizing. While I can't speak for their other dishes, the place was busy on a Saturday, though part of that may have been it's proximity to Vibe Hotel; I won't be going back to give it another try. The best part of my meal was the chai latte, which was not too sweet and well mixed.
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Popped in here on a gloomy Saturday and it was still relatively busy. Got a ham, cheese and tomato toastie and a pot of tea. Simple, but the food was quite good. Just melty enough. My tea was a little over-brewed, but I didn't bring it up and it didn't really affect my experience overmuch. Enjoyable atmosphere, and good, straightforward food.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
I was here a few months ago, with a previous menu. I would have to say, while service generally I don't expect much, here I had little faith the staff would get our order correct. While what I ordered sounded intriguing - tongue and some Southern-US-inspired sides for breakfast, it ended up being uninspiring. Maybe they've changed chefs since I've been, but I'm unsure if I'd like to go back and see for myself. Also, my friend and I got stuck in the corner at the window seats at the Surry Hills location - not the most ideal place to eat; wish they had a bigger space.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stoned Crow is a good local bar. My friends have said amazing things about the schnitzel. When I've gotten the burgers, I've been underwhelmed, I much prefer the steak salad. The brownie scroll dessert was interesting and quite good, though presentation wasn't the best for the dessert. Generally good service times, though I did once end up waiting much longer than the rest of my table for a dish once, the staff moved quickly to get me my order in time.
Public - a month ago
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I really enjoyed my experience here at the Botanist. Met a friend for after work drinks. Got one of their house specials with a lot of rum and a tiki glass, and ordered their soft tacos. While not the cleanest feed with a decent amount of sauce, the tacos had a great balance of flavours which I really enjoyed, and were filling enough for me. My friend ordered the cheesecake dessert, which was quite good as well. Overall, great atmosphere, food and drinks. Would totally go back, and frequently.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
It's a bit of a haul to get to, but the view is worth it. I did find table service a bit slower than I anticipated. I had the 'famous' berry and ricotta crepes and was not overly impressed. I have a massive sweet tooth, but even for me there were elements of the dish that were too sweet. While the ricotta did balance a bit, it still pushed a bit too sweet. Overall, a good place for a chill brunch on the weekends.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tapas style food, friendly bartenders and not too small, the Crow Bar is a great little hangout, with interesting house drinks. I had an Old Fashioned and then a Strawberry smoothie type thing with Bailey's. Even on a weekday, this place was relatively busy. I'd definitely recommend the atmosphere to a friend.
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