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Gary Magnone

Gary Magnone graduated from San Diego State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and a minor in Marketing. Through college, Gary worked as a marketing assistant for a busy real estate team in Los Angeles, eventually obtaining his California real estate license and becoming the team’s buyer’s agent. He also gained extensive experience in restaurant and bar hospitality as well as customer service through his work at a popular restaurant chain.

After graduation, Gary went to work at a local SEO company, which quickly grew his interest and passion for internet marketing. After honing his skills at his own internet start-up, Gary joined Thunder SEO in March of 2010. His favorite aspects of working at Thunder include the hands-on involvement in SEO, the growing impact of social media on traditional online campaigns, and interacting with the other members of Thunder’s bright and energetic team.

When not in the office, Gary enjoys sports, tasting craft beer and wine, cooking, playing music, and spending time with family.

Gary can be reached at gary [at] thunderseo [dot] com

Secrets of SearchLove NYC: Community, Tools, and Takeaways [VIDEO]

11/10/2011

Last week, Monique and I had the privilege of attending SearchLove, Distilled’s search marketing conference in New York City. In between the awesome Halloween party complete with burlesque dancers, playing tourists in Times Square, and hitting a Russian vodka bar with the Image Freedom guys, we actually got to learn some really awesome stuff!
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6 Ways Your Blog Design Affects Your Content’s Linkability

08/29/2011

Even before Google’s Panda update, producing great blog content has been a solid strategy to increase inbound links, boost site traffic & brand awareness, and ultimately, ramp up conversions. But in order to reap those rewards, visitors have to not only feel comfortable browsing your content, but also feel confident in recommending your content to others.
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Tumblr or Google+ vs. Self-Hosted Blogs

07/14/2011

Gary and Bekka (with Kevin moderating) from Thunder SEO discuss the pros and cons of using Tumblr or Google Plus (G+) for your blog content versus using a self-hosted blog such as WordPress or…
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Eating Panda for Breakfast – 5 Ways to Stay Ahead of Google’s Algorithm

06/16/2011

One of the most difficult things about search engine marketing is keeping up with Google’s ever-changing algorithm. They’re constantly tweaking and making small changes throughout the year, but once in awhile, they unleash a…
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Five Ways to Turn Boring Services Pages Into Link-Worthy Content

05/13/2011

So you’ve got a services-based business and a website that’s been around for a little while. Your site’s already got a bunch of inbound links to the home page, which ranks great for your…
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A Look Into Link Building at Thunder SEO

04/09/2011

With my recent move into business development for Thunder SEO, I’ve been starting to think more granularly about the online marketing services that we offer, why we offer them, and how those services get…
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Ranking Reports Obsolete + How to Prioritize Guest Blogging Prospects

02/04/2011

Ohh Conrad Saam, you are amazing. Last year, Max attended (and spoke!) at SMX East, and was super inspired by Conrad’s presentation about rank reports. So much in fact that we changed the entire…
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The Power of Exact Match Domains: Fact or Fiction?

02/03/2011

As you’ve probably seen, there’s been a ton of buzz recently on the power of Exact Match Domains (EMD’s) to rank in Google’s SERPs. An example of this would be www.competitivekeyword.com to rank very…
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Keep Your Eyes Open! 5 SEO Trends for 2011

12/21/2010

As 2010 comes rapidly to a close, I look back on my second year as a search engine marketer and reminisce on the roller coaster ride. From Caffeine & Mayday, to switching marketing agencies, to Google’s new local SERPs, to attending my first industry conference, to the Bing/Yahoo Integration, it sure has been a crazy year, and I bet I’m not alone in saying that I can’t wait for 2011! But I think as an SEO professional, it’s imperative to pay close attention to what has happened in the past in order to structure a game plan for the future.
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Using Twitter for Link Building: The Death of the Cold Link Request

12/07/2010

By now, pretty much everyone in the online marketing world knows the benefits of using Twitter to engage and connect with others in your industry’s online community. But the popular social service is also proving itself to be a really useful and innovative tool for SEO by facilitating relationships between linkers and linkees, potentially inciting the death of the cold link request email altogether.
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