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Weekly Tweet Roundup 04/04/2014

April 4, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Weekly Tweet Roundup

Friday, April 4, 2014

  1. Google Pushing App Indexing As It Adds 24 More Apps | Search Engine Roundtable
  2. Facebook Adds Free Voice Calls to Messenger App | Mashable
  3. Bing Testing New Search Results Design | Search Engine Land 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

  1. Report: Google Eyes Its Own Wireless Network | Mashable 
  2. Breaking Down Pinterest’s Updated Policies and What This Means for Marketers | ClickZ
  3. Matt Cutts on How Google Tests Its Algorithms | Search Engine Watch

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Weekly Tweet Roundup 03/28/2014

March 28, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Weekly Tweet Roundup

Friday, March 28, 2014

  1. Surviving the SEO “Slog” – Whiteboard Friday | Moz
  2. Webmasters Getting Creative With Their Link Removal Requests & It Works | Search Engine Land
  3. Google: Almost All Penalties Are Over Violations Of Google Guidelines & Not Tech Issues | Search Engine Roundtable

Thursday, March 27, 2014

  1. Microsoft Office for iPad Isn’t Perfect, But It’s What We Needed All Along | Mashable
  2. How To Reduce Landing Page Clutter For Optimal AdWords Performance | Search Engine Land
  3. The New SEO: How to Create Hummingbird-Friendly Content | ClickZ

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Weekly Tweet Roundup 03/21/2014

March 21, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Weekly Tweet Roundup

Friday, March 21, 2014

  1. How Can Mobile SEO Help my Non-Mobile or Local Business? | Moz
  2. How to do SEO for Local Business, WITHOUT Content Marketing | Search Engine Watch
  3. The Hierarchy of Social Engagement Value | ClickZ

 Thursday, March 20, 2014

  1. Twitter Celebrates 8th Birthday With #FirstTweet Tool | Search Engine Watch
  2. Yelp and YP Enter Into “Strategic” Content, Distribution Partnership | Search Engine Land
  3. Twitter Study: Which Tweets Get the Most Engagement? | ClickZ

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Weekly Tweet Roundup 03/14/2014

March 14, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Weekly Tweet Roundup

Friday, March 14, 2014

  1. Pinterest Debuts A “Gifts Feed” Featuring Only Things You Can Buy | TechCrunch
  2.  Brands and Social: Finding the Perfect Fit | ClickZ
  3.  Reasons You Should Start Obsessing About AdWords Quality Score | Search Engine Watch

Thursday, March 13, 2014

  1. That New Google Search Results Design Test You Didn’t Like Is Now Officially Live | Search Engine Roundtable
  2. Facebook Says Video Ads to Hit News Feed ‘Over the Next Few Months’ | Mashable
  3.  Twitter Testing Click-to-Call Ad Feature | ClickZ 

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Digital Reading List | February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Our Reading List for Wednesday, February 21, 2014

 

Friday, February 21, 2014

  1. LinkedIn Now Lets You Block Other Users | Mashable 
  2. Google+ Pages Dashboards Now Link to Google Analytics | Search Engine Watch
  3. Bing: Poor Grammar & Typos May Result In Lower Search Rankings | Search Engine Land

 

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Digital Reading List | February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Our Reading List for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  1. Instagram Showcases Best Brand Content to Inspire Businesses | ClickZ
  2. Is Pinterest the New Darling of Retail Search? | Search Engine Watch
  3. 5 Times Google Penalized Itself For Breaking Its Own SEO Rules | Search Engine Land

 

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Driving with Abbey

February 9, 2014 by Darrin Widick  Email    Leave a Comment

Dear Abbey,

“How Do You Like Me Now?”

The author and daughter, driving.

The author and daughter, driving.

You know, that Toby Keith tune really has nothing to do with anything. But that song means everything to me. It represents 17 years of some really great times that you and I have spent together in the car. More on that later, but let’s start at the beginning …

I remember the first ride with you, leaving North Kansas City Hospital with you and Mom in the back seat. And I remember being in the left lane, and needing to be in the right lane, and not changing lanes for a mile because I didn’t want to risk it. (In my previous 30 years on this Earth, I would have made that lane change without hesitation. But not this time.) We missed the turn we needed to make, and had to turn around in a parking lot. But you were safe. And that was important to me.

I remember sitting at a stoplight not far from our first home in Independence. Listening (and singing out loud) to Wee Sing Silly Songs. And for no reason whatsoever you said, “You know what, Dad? I love you.” It touched me. I wrote a letter to you about it, to give to you when you were older. Which I will give to you. When I find it again. I will find it.

I remember driving you around to get you to fall asleep. At all hours of the day. And night. And morning. And afternoon. And evening. I could get you to sleep no other way. It made me happy when you fell asleep.

I remember driving you to weeknight Mizzou basketball games in Columbia. You’d let me watch the game while you watched some of it, but mostly you’d watch and mimic the Golden Girls and cheerleaders, then go down after the game to get your picture taken with them. Then we’d put on your jammies and drive home late at night. I loved it.

I remember driving to Father/Daughter dance practices at Steppin’ Out, worried that I would embarrass you (and myself) with my (lack of) dancing ability. But you didn’t care about how poorly I danced. You just cared that you got to perform with your Dad. That meant a lot to me.

I remember driving you to middle school every morning, listening to National Public Radio, talking about the events of the day. I liked that.

I remember checking you out of that middle school to drive you to an interview. You had entered an essay into a contest for a $1000 scholarship as part of The Federal Reserve’s Money Smart Week. At the conclusion of the interview, one of the judges asked you how you knew so much about current events and financial issues. You turned to me and said, “My Dad and I talk and listen to NPR every morning in the car on the way to school.” I was very proud.

I remember driving you to a fancy breakfast at the Federal Reserve Bank downtown, where you picked up an over-sized $1000 scholarship check from Dr. Thomas Hoenig, then the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and now a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C. Those in attendance included school district officials, and mayors, and congressmen, and other dignitaries. I told Dr. Hoenig that I had read his recent essay, titled “Too Big Has Failed,” about the then-ongoing financial crisis. He said he was going to read your essay on his flight to Washington later that day. I was a proud Dad.

I remember driving to soccer practices in Blue Springs, and Lee’s Summit and Overland Park. I remember driving to local soccer matches, and to matches in Topeka and St. Louis and Des Moines and Cedar Rapids and Little Rock and Tulsa. And often those drives, as we neared the soccer field, ended with a blaring rendition of that Toby Keith song, “How Do You Like Me Now.” I have no idea why that was the song. But it was. And I’m glad for that song.

I remember you driving me during preparation for your driving test. We practiced parallel parking, and turns and stops, and driving the actual course. You passed. And Mom and I gave you my favorite car ever. That 200,000+ mile car had a lot of memories of a father and daughter driving around, talking about stuff, going to places, listening to NPR and Toby Keith. I love that car. And I love you. And I love you and that car.

And I remember driving you yesterday, in that 200,000+ mile car, to your ACT test. So you could relax, and eat your breakfast, and put on your makeup, and Instagram your friends. Driving you home from that test, listening to NPR (for a little while anyway), brought back a lot of memories from the past 17 years. Thanks for the drive down memory lane.

How do you like me now, you ask? I like you a lot. I love you. I’m proud of you, and all that you’ve accomplished. I’m excited for your future. And for wherever our drives take us down the road.

Happy 17th Birthday!

Dad

Digital Reading List | February 7, 2014

February 7, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Our Reading List for Friday, February 7, 2014

 

Friday, February 7, 2014

  1. How Vine Has Changed the Video Landscape in Just 12 Months | Search Engine Watch
  2. YP Wants To Compete Directly With Google And Yelp In Local | Search Engine Land
  3. LinkedIn Buys Job-Matching Firm Bright in Data-Centric $120M Move | ClickZ

 

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Digital Reading List | February 6, 2014

February 6, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Our Reading List for Thursday, February 6, 2014

 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

  1. Google ad head Susan Wojcicki to head-up YouTube in bid to boost ad revenues? | 9to5Google
  2. Google Requiring Some Business To Reverify Their Listings Or Be Removed From Google Maps | Search Engine Land
  3. Google Starts Penalizing Sites for Rich Snippet Spam | Search Engine Watch

 

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Digital Reading List | February 5, 2014

February 5, 2014 by Ryan Kesner  Email    Leave a Comment

Our Reading List for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  1. Twitter Stock Down 10 Percent After Earnings Show Disappointing User Numbers | TechCrunch
  2. Microsoft Invests $15 Million in Foursquare | Mashable
  3. Google Showing Large Video Embeds In Some Search Results | Search Engine Land

 

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