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Protect Digg, StumbleUpon & Propeller from uSocial.net’s Spammers

Protect Digg, StumbleUpon & Propeller from uSocial.net’s Spammers

I hate that I’m writing this post, but I’ll be damned if this service goes unnoticed by any of the 13 readers of my blog. I’m lying. I actually love that I’m writing this. Passion like this doesn’t come frequently to me, so when it’s here – I’m tapping it. As the post title suggests I’m talking about uSocial. Specifically, uSocial.net. I’m not sure what they prefer to go by and we won’t know too much more until they launch…

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Thank You, Cambridge SEO Meetup Group!

Thank You, Cambridge SEO Meetup Group!

When I had to cancel my plans to speak at ScarySEO, I was bummed. I actually fear speaking to groups. There’s something about the social anxiety and fear of bringing nothing of value to the table that’s simply intimidating. It doesn’t matter how large or small the group is… It’s simply tough for me to get used to. I was sitting around a bar Monday night with Eddy, Hunter and Matt before we went over to the Cambridge SEO Meetup…

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SEMNE Event – Inside the Black Box: How Search Engines Rank Web Pages

SEMNE Event – Inside the Black Box: How Search Engines Rank Web Pages

Just throwing a feeler out there to see if any of the local SEO crew will be heading into Providence on Tuesday night to meet Nick Gerner of SEOmoz when Jill Whalen, Pauline Jakober and Jonathan Hochman throw the next installment of SEMNE events. I’ll be there. Likely with a hearty crew of my ADP search team. If you’re planning to attend, hit me up with an email or comment so I know to look for you and say hi.

Ranting on Criticism, Innovation, Ethics and Conversation

Ranting on Criticism, Innovation, Ethics and Conversation

Criticism and innovation are nothing new to our small, opinionated and fiery industry. If you’re not truly  passionate about search, you’re not going to make it in this space. At least not long. I was reminded of how passionate I can become when I was speaking Monday night. I said a few things that in may have rubbed people the wrong way. While my first inclination was to apologize – I opted not to. That’s because ethical practices are becoming…

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Google Sitelinks Research, Examples, Theories and Best Practices

Google Sitelinks Research, Examples, Theories and Best Practices

Google Sitelinks is an automated program that displays between three and eight indented links for the top ranking website shown for particular search query.  This blog post is dedicated to my research of the Google Sitelinks program and will include a number of examples, theories and best practices. Preface On Tuesday October 7, 2008, I spoke at the Search Marketing Expo East (“SMX East”) event at the Javits Center in New York City.  The panel I was part of discussed…

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Tonight’s SEMNE Event in Trumbull Connecticut

Tonight’s SEMNE Event in Trumbull Connecticut

It’s a long ride from our office in Coventry Rhode Island but we’re putting our SEMNE membership to use! I’m joining three other team members and two designers (including Hunter Satterwhite) from the ADP and BZ Results teams, and we’re making the 99 mile drive to Trumbull Connecticut for tonight’s Search Engine Marketing New England (SEMNE) event, The SEMNE event was originally slated to have Vanessa Fox‘s panel of Using Marketing to Enhance Your Search Traffic. Vanessa will be unable…

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