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SEO-For-Lawyers on the importance of .attorney names for marketing – TheDomains.com

SEO-For-Lawyers on the importance of .attorney names for marketing
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Luke Ciciliano did a post for Seo-for-lawyers.com on why he thinks .attorney and .lawyer will hold significance for lawyers in their marketing efforts. In the article he references a Dallas related name being used and showing in the search results, he

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bestseos.com Names Ten Best Legal SEO Companies for October 2014 – Marketwired (press release)

bestseos.com Names Ten Best Legal SEO Companies for October 2014
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NAPLES, FL–(Marketwired – October 16, 2014) – bestseos.com, the leading provider of independent reviews and ratings in online marketing, has named the ten best legal SEO companies for the month of October 2014. Each month the rankings are updated …

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A Top Facebook Executive Apologizes For “Real Names” Policy

After weeks of controversy surrounding Facebook’s “real-names” policy kicked off by a group of drag queens and LGBT supporters, Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, apologized on behalf of the company for the “hardship” the policy has caused.

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Facebook has long prided itself on requiring users to use their “real identity” on the social network. And its help pages outline a clear definition of what this means

The name you use should be your real name as it would be listed on your credit card, driver’s license or student ID

Cox is a Facebook veteran who joined the company in 2005 and is considered to be in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s inner circle. As such, he’s a key player in shaping policies around how users present themselves on the social network.

In his post, he wrote that one individual reported hundreds of drag queens for violating this policy. (Though it’s unconfirmed, that user may have boasted about his or her behavior on the anonymous social app Secret. Ironically, we don’t know who made that claim—because Secret doesn’t attach any kind of identity to its postings.) 

When it receives a report of an account for not using a “real name,” Facebook logs the account holder out of the site and sends an email informing them they must use a “real name” in order to continue using the account. A number of drag queens received such an email weeks ago, and it ignited a push to get Facebook to axe the real-names policy.

Cox says that the reaction to these incidents of enforcing its stated policies took Facebook by surprise. 

“Our policy has never been to require everyone on Facebook to use their legal name,” Cox wrote in a Facebook post. “The spirit of our policy is that everyone on Facebook uses the authentic name they use in real life. For Sister Roma, that’s Sister Roma. For Lil Miss Hot Mess, that’s Lil Miss Hot Mess.”

See also: Drag Queens Read Facebook’s Real-Names Policy For Filth 

Cox wrote about the spirit of the policy—apparently his own interpretation. The way it’s written in Facebook’s help pages and the way that it’s been enforced points to a policy that does, in fact, require people to use their legal names. 

Good luck getting an official ID which says “Sister Roma” or “Lady Bear.” In most places, drag queens and transgender individuals can’t even get driver’s licenses in makeup—though one teen is suing South Carolina for that right.

It’s not just drag queens who were affected by Facebook insisting people use their “real names”—the #MyNameIs movement inspired people around the world to share their own belief that a name and an identity is not necessarily tied to a document that proves you are a person that exists, but rather the person you choose to be. 

Drag queens and representatives of the LGBT community met with Facebook at least once before, just days after Facebook initially started warning drag queens to use their “real names.” On Wednesday, Sister Roma posted a selfie of her heading to Facebook headquarters to talk about the real-names policy just hours before Cox posted the apology. 

Cox said the “real-names” policy is the right policy for Facebook, because it’s “the primary mechanism we have to protect millions of people every day, all around the world, from real harm.” He did not address the very real harm some people in the LGBT community, as well as victims of abuse and stalking, may face when using their “real names.”

He also said that there is room for improvement in how the company handles reporting and enforcement, and said that the company is building better tools to manage and verify accounts using names that don’t qualify as “real” under Facebook’s stated standards.

It’s clear that outside pressure from the LGBT community prompted Facebook to apologize, and although it’s unclear whether Facebook will be changing the wording of its policy, hopefully Cox’s new spiritual definition will prevail.

Here’s Cox’s full post.

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uk-topseos.com Names Thirty Best SEO Companies in the United Kingdom for … – Marketwired (press release)

uk-topseos.com Names Thirty Best SEO Companies in the United Kingdom for
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NAPLES, FL –(Marketwired – September 06, 2014) – The independent authority on Search vendors in the United Kingdom, uk-topseos.com, has named the thirty best search engine optimization companies in the online marketing industry for the month of …
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Wickes names Dentsu Aegis Network for social, PPC and SEO – The Drum

Wickes names Dentsu Aegis Network for social, PPC and SEO
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The team demonstrated the business benefit of better aligning our above-the-line activity with engaging content and best in class digital thinking by using the talent across DAN – making them the obvious choice to work with across social, PPC and SEO.”.

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topseos.in Names Indazo Solutions as the Best Enterprise Search Engine … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

topseos.in Names Indazo Solutions as the Best Enterprise Search Engine
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The independent authority on online marketing in India, topseos.in, has named Indazo Solutions as the top enterprise SEO firm in India for July 2014. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014. topseos.in has named Indazo Solutions the best enterprise search engine …
Boostability Named Top Local Search Service in the UK by uk-topseos.com for PR Web (press release)

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Topseos.in Names SEO.IN as the Top Integrated SEO & PPC Agency in India for … – DigitalJournal.com

Topseos.in Names SEO.IN as the Top Integrated SEO & PPC Agency in India for
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The independent authority on search marketing vendors, topseos.in, has named SEO.IN the best integrated search service in India for July 2014. SEO.IN was selected due to their remarkable performance in the meticulous evaluation process. Thousands of …
topseos.com Acknowledges Boostability as the Second Best SEO Agency for the PR Web (press release)

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House of Fraser names James Peach as Head – SEO – Fibre2fashion.com

House of Fraser names James Peach as Head – SEO
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House of Fraser, the UK and Ireland's premium department store group, today announces the appointment of Jamie Peach as Head of Search Engine Optimisation ('SEO'). As part of the newly created role, Jamie Peach will lead a team of in-house SEO …
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Google’s EU Censorship Removes Links For More Than Just Names On Their Own

It turns out that those in the European Union asking Google to “forget” links they don’t like that appearing for searches on their names are also getting links removed for any search that involves their names and additional words, rather than just their names alone. Until now, it…



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topseosin Names SEOIN as the Best Website Audit Company in India for July 2014 – IT Business Net

topseosin Names SEOIN as the Best Website Audit Company in India for July 2014
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topseos.in, the independent authority on internet marketing, has named SEO.IN the best site audit service in India for July 2014. Each month, the independent research team at topseos.in investigates thousands of agencies to identify which agencies
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