Ian Lurie AMA

CEO at Portent in Seattle (Karma: 3,558)

Professional Bio

Internet marketing including all the favorite buzzwords.

CEO of Portent, Inc. And the founder.

Consults with brands like Kate Spade, Juicy Couture and Readers Digest.

Co-author of The Web Marketing All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

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  1. Ian Lurie added a comment on I Am Ian Lurie, Founder/CEO of Portent, author of Conversation Marketing. Ask Me Anything.
    Founder passion about the product (not acquisition) A founder who understands the product Cash
  2. Ian Lurie added a comment on I Am Ian Lurie, Founder/CEO of Portent, author of Conversation Marketing. Ask Me Anything.
    Ensuring you provide trustworthy advice. I always say I'd rather have a client trust me than like me. It's very tempting to tell clients what they want to hear. But that rarely works out as well as te…
  3. Ian Lurie added a comment on SEO Using Force-Directed Diagrams
    That's actually how we started using it. We just couldn't explain it, and clients didn't trust whiteboard drawings. For some reason, this explains things perfectly.
  4. Ian Lurie added a comment on SEO Using Force-Directed Diagrams
    Hi Jim, Yep, we're drawing a very similar diagram. It even does the pretty dancing around thing :) It exposes real site problems and strengths that we'd never seen before, at least around internal aut…
  5. Ian Lurie added a comment on Under manual penalty - Portent
    Er, thanks. With an s on the end.
  6. Ian Lurie added a comment on Under manual penalty - Portent
    Thank!
  7. Ian Lurie added a comment on Under manual penalty - Portent
    It took 24-36 hours. I wouldn't take that as a precedent, though.
  8. Ian Lurie added a comment on Under manual penalty - Portent
    I know in hindsight some of you folks are saying, "Well, duh, Portent, what did you expect?" Three things to keep in mind: We've built a lot of sites over the years. We took down the exact-match ancho…
  9. Ian Lurie added a comment on Under manual penalty - Portent
    AJ - yes, we know. We have a lot of client sites. Somehow missed the UCubed site. The other one - Hydro - was a very small site until 3 days ago when it got hacked and went from about 50 to 50,000 pag…
  10. Ian Lurie added a comment on Under manual penalty - Portent
    It was a crappy PR stunt, trust me. I can find ways to get PR that don't take 10 years off my life :) But once it happened, being totally transparent felt like our only choice. The difference between …