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Ian Lurie

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CEO at Portent

Seattle

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Internet marketing including all the favorite buzzwords.

CEO of Portent, Inc. And the founder.
Co-author of The Web Marketing All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

I write all over the place. But come read my stuff at www.portent.com/blog.

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  1. Ian Lurie added a comment on How are small E-commerce shops driving traffic in competitive niches?
    It depends on the size of the company. Smaller players aren't trying to do it.  If you're a smaller player, do it by publishing content on third-party sites that have more authority. (I just wrote abo…
  2. Ian Lurie added a comment on What is the funniest question someone has asked you about SEO?
    "Do you work at Google?" Which I found hilarious, for some reason. Also, from a relative: "Is that all about ULRs and HMTL?"
  3. Ian Lurie added a comment on We Run Marketing Agencies. Ask Us Anything. #DigitalAgencyDay
    @hazenreed I think as long as you set that expectation at the start, it's fine.
  4. Ian Lurie added a comment on We Run Marketing Agencies. Ask Us Anything. #DigitalAgencyDay
    @mldriggs I think this is probably better answered in another thread. But start with a full site crawl (I know, it's a big site).    
  5. Ian Lurie added a comment on We Run Marketing Agencies. Ask Us Anything. #DigitalAgencyDay
    @vinnylabarbera Oooh, yes, everything by Lencioni.
  6. Ian Lurie added a comment on We Run Marketing Agencies. Ask Us Anything. #DigitalAgencyDay
    @gsthomas22 Sorry! I meant I'm a huge fan of a few products, and it'd sound like I'm promoting them. Nothing bad about your question. We have a pre-approved list of applications we like. We try to avo…
  7. Ian Lurie added a comment on We Run Marketing Agencies. Ask Us Anything. #DigitalAgencyDay
    @victorpan My feeling has always been that people are going to jump ship, all the time. I don't like it, and I get really angry when other agencies come to Portent and deliberately lure people away. B…
  8. Ian Lurie added a comment on We Run Marketing Agencies. Ask Us Anything. #DigitalAgencyDay
    @backlinksmattr Well, it creates tons of work for us, fixing it all. We are very clear with clients about the risks and benefits of any action they're going to take. Blackhat included, but I don't thi…
  9. Ian Lurie added a comment on We Run Marketing Agencies. Ask Us Anything. #DigitalAgencyDay
    @adriannutiu  I don't know if I would, but I did, and here's why: I didn't feel as experienced. I didn't have as many resources or a great team. I undervalued myself. Should you do it? I don't know. E…
  10. Ian Lurie added a comment on We Run Marketing Agencies. Ask Us Anything. #DigitalAgencyDay
    @jatko23 I'm not familiar with it, I'm afraid.