This is a test to see how Google indexes posts from my site v. crap sites like TheSamSchwartz.com which copies posts from my RSS feed and provides no attribution back to my site.  I have no idea if the Sam Schwartz Company sucks or not, but based on what they do with my content, I […]

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Moderator: Anthony Ha of TechCrunch Angus Davis: CEO of Swipely Derek Webster: CEO of LocalBonus John Valentine: VP Local of LevelUp Webster: There are 50 start-ups trying to make loyalty punchcards obsolete. Valentine: Typical LevelUp merchant does about $1MM in sales, mostly restaurant customers. 60-70% of business comes from repeat customers. Difference between daily deals […]

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I am in Shanghai this week checking out the SEO scene.  These guys rank #1 in Baidu for “shanghai seo”.  Thinking I may have to redesign my site to make it a little tougher.  If you are looking for some “brand hype” I can get you a good deal.      

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Part 5 in the popular SEO Death series. Brick Marketing’s post Can Too Many Pages Hurt Your SEO? reminded me that I had a royally tanked one of my test sites by allowing Google to crawl too many new URLs without adding any more inbound links or non-“thin” content. (hard to read text in graphics = […]

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It’s not every morning that the first call I get is from Sequoia Capital. Then again it’s not every morning that the first call I get is from Sequoia Capital telling me that my Yahoo email account has been hacked. For about the past 30 minutes I have received so many calls alerting me to […]

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Business over here keeps exploding and I am looking to expand the team to include an awesome SEO Manager and/or Director (Titles are meaningless here btw). I am looking for someone who is interested in learning or improving their already considerable skills in the SEO trade and helping service some of the biggest brands online, […]

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Miranda Miller of SearchEngineWatch dropped a bombshell today that Bruce Clay was rolling out a service to sell “Local Paid Inclusion” in Google, Yahoo & Bing local organic results to SMBs. From the site advertising the service: “The way it works is simple: you create a legitimate places or local profile page, then you select […]

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Mike asked me what I had read in 2011 that had influenced me, so I told him.

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to all you Misers out there.

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