Everything you wanted to know about SEO & SEM people

I’ve got something going on in my head. Most people consider that obvious, but to me it’s thought. And I’m starting to think a little more. I’m in the process of working on a new site at Marshall Stevenson.ca and have determined that it will be a little more professional in nature while keeping the 360aday.com site more personal. I know, it’s probably not the way you’d think it makes sense, but it’s how it makes sense to me as I work to personally brand myself a little better.

I’m wanting to try something a little different…even though it’s been done before to some extent. I’m going to focus on people I know and have met in the SEO & SEM industries to start. It’s an area of interest to me and one that I’m passionate about. In fact what I’d like to do is a few interviews with them. That’s where you come in.

I’m looking to find out

  • Who you’d like me to interview
  • Questions you’d like me to ask
  • How often you think I should bug them
  • And anything else

I’m headed to SMX Advanced in Seattle at the beginning of June and there will be a lot of key people there…and I plan to chat with them.

I know you have questions and now’s your time to ask them. Please leave your questions and interview nominees as a comment or tweet them to me. I don’t think it’s a lot to ask but I hope you’ll help.

Thanks in advance.

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The “Buy Canadian” challenge

I can’t take credit for this thought, but it did strike a solid chord with me and it makes perfect sense. It was in an email that I received this morning from a friend and I figured it was something I truly needed to share. It makes sense no matter if you’re Canadian, American, Australian or any other nationality. The ideas are clearly and easily transferable to impact any country’s economic outlook.

What would happen to our trade and economic growth if we all bought Canadian???????

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good Canadian.

Good idea . . .everything from one light bulb to vehicles at a time . . . .

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe’s the other day for some reason and just for the fun of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Home Hardware and just for the fun of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in Canada. Start looking.

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track. Let’s get behind her!

She said: My grandson likes Hershey’s candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked, ‘Made in Mexico’. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico now. I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.

This past weekend I was at Wal-mart. I needed 60W light bulbs. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labelled, “Everyday Value.” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats – they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – in Canada in a company in Ontario.

So throw out the myth that you can not find products you use every day that are made right here.

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in Canada — the job you save may be your own or your neighbour’s!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying Canadian, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!

(We should have awakened a decade ago…)

Let’s get with the program…help our fellow Canadians keep their jobs and create more jobs here in Canada.

If President Obama insists on a “Made in America” policy, which is commendable of him to support American workers, we should do likewise.

BUY CANADIAN! Read the labels. Support Canadian jobs.

So that’s my thought. I plan to start looking to buy Canadian. I’m amazed there’s not a “buy Canadian” website out there yet…or maybe there is. I honestly haven’t looked yet.

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Empire Avenue

EAVB_TNXJBJZNYL – that’s the code that I need to verify that my blog is actually my own blog in this new social media game called Empire Avenue (www.empireavenue.com). I’m typing this on my new iPad as well just to see how well the keyboard functionality works. So far not bad.

Empire Ave is similar to an idea that I had with a few colleagues a few months back but that the stock was actually co-workers and management. I still think there’s an opportunity for it but we’ll see what Empire Avenue turns in to. If you want to get in, you’ll need an invite. Luckily I’ve got a couple. Just let me know.

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