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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Good Web Marketing Reads for the Week Ending Oct. 25

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing Articles This week I come to you with geeky goodness for Halloween. Need a geeky and cheap Halloween costume for you or your kids? Uproxx has you covered with their list of 25 Geeky Homemade Halloween Costumes. If you’d like to plan a geek Halloween party, Geek Girl Chicago has 10 geeky Halloween theme ideas for you. Finally, if you haven’t carved your pumpkin yet, I think you need to consider creating a Cylon pumpkin.Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Good Web Marketing Reads for the Week Ending Oct. 18

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing ArticlesI came across the coolest infographic of all time while surfing the web this week. It has nothing to do with the world of web marketing, but everything to do with the world of sci-fi. Titled “All Sci-Fi Spaceships Known to Man,” it features almost every sci-fi spaceship. It is missing some early sci-fi crafts, due to images of them not being readily available, but it’s pretty awesome nonetheless. The mother ship of all spacecrafts has to be the Serenity from Firefly. It’s a smuggler’s ship with all kinds of places to hide (great for alter-egos like myself), and it even looks like a firefly. Deb’s favorite is the Battlestar Galactica. Why you ask? If you’ve never seen a huge ship jump into a planet’s atmosphere, you’re in for a treat. Which sci-fi spaceship is your favorite?Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Good Web Marketing Reads for the Week Ending Oct. 11

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing Articles Let me start by letting you know that I’m not forgetting about my beloved Star Trek. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched my copy of Into Darkness. But something else has captured my attention this week, and we should all be afraid—very afraid. Season 4 of The Walking Dead premieres this Sunday! In honor of the return of one of my favorite shows, I decided to try to “dead” myself. Alas, my blasted helmet got in the way! Didn’t anyone think to make sure the visor on this thing flips up? I guess being zombie-fied is out of the question for poor, old Max. Oh well, I’ll still be tuning in this Sunday, even if some of the other members of the pit crew prefer their TV characters alive rather than dead. (I have it on good authority that Kathy would much rather catch the latest episode of Downton Abbey. Where have I gone wrong?!?) In the meantime, get your fill of some good reads on analytics, link building, SEO, and content marketing. Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Good Web Marketing Reads for the Week Ending Oct. 2

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing Articles I’ve been a bit busy this week working on my stand-up comedy routine in the office. It seems the ratio of employees to headphones has reached a full 1:1. Not sure I understand why. I’m funny, right? Anyhoo… my personal life somehow got in the way of the professional this week, and we all know that that means. It means I have to phone in this week’s final lap. Go ahead and insert your own thoughts below, accordingly. [Snarky comment], [Star Trek], [Star Wars], [Firefly], [Battlestar Galactica], [clever pun] That’s it for me. I’ve got some new stand-up to write. Speaking of, did you hear the one about the government that balances its budget and lives within its means? No? Yeah, me neither. Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Good Reads for the Week Ending Sept. 27

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing Articles Instead of talking about Star Trek, Star Wars or making some other sci-fi reference this week, I’ve got a few articles of my own to share. Well, they’re not really “my” articles, they’re Stoney’s, but who’s splitting hairs.  If you missed it, take a minute to read his Search Engine Land post, Why My Optimized Landing Pages Trump Your SEO Or PPC Landing Pages Every Time! We just got notification that it was Search Engine Land’s top story in August. Earlier today, Stoney appeared on GinzaMetric’s FOUND Friday hangout talking about his latest article on Search Engine Land, 4 Ways To Avoid An SEO Disaster Of Monumental Proportions. Take a few minutes to watch the recording of his FOUND Friday chat with Laura Worthington and Erin O’Brien. We’re thinking he needs some art on the walls of his new office for videos like this. What do you think? Maybe a mural of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol?Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Good Reads for the Week Ending Sept. 20

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing Articles You may have noticed we’re posting this a day earlier than usual. I understand that there are some coding updates that need to take place in the far corners of our website. The pit crew needs to get to work on these and sent me an emergency message (via a droid) that this post needed to be expedited. I’m just glad I wasn’t recruited to perform the updates. This is how I feel about getting my hands dirty in coding.
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Photo credit: Star Wars Daily
That’s why I stick to my free advice and “Maxisms.” Here’s what the pit crew has been reading this week:Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Great Reads for the Week Ending Sept. 13

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing ArticlesSeveral members of the PPM Pit Crew were up in Cleveland earlier this week for SEMCLE+’s local search event with David Mihm. I bummed a ride and tried to stalk research where William Shatner was staying for his Content Marketing World appearance. I came up empty handed. I went to all of the likely downtown hotels. No one registered under Shatner or Kirk. #fail If you didn’t get to see Shatner’s keynote at Content Marketing World, Kapost has a great post with three marketing lessons from his presentation. Even if you’re not interested in the marketing lessons (which you should be), the post also includes three fun Capt. Kirk gifs.Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Great Reads for the Week Ending Sept. 6

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing ArticlesAnother week, another article in the digital marketing world mentioning Star Trek! Thanks to Orbit Media’s email yesterday, I learned there are 7,983 people on Twitter with the term “Star Trek” in their bio.  Do you know how to find them and target your sharing? Andy Crestodina, one of the founding Orbiteers, wrote a great article on Twitter targeting this week. Stoney should get to know the 31 people mentioned in the article that love zombies and SEO! Here’s what the rest of the pit crew has been reading:Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.

Final Lap: Great Reads for the Week Ending August 30

A Weekly Review of Web Marketing ArticlesIt’s been a great week for me here at Pole Position Marketing. First, I received an email from Deb with her contribution for the Final Lap that ties together blogging and Star Trek. It made my day! And, it made the top of the list. Let that be a lesson to all of the other pit crew members when submitting their reads to me! The second thing that made this week great, they let me be the voice of the welcome slides for our upcoming Web Marketing Driver’s Ed Workshop Series. I can’t be at the workshops in person, I’m an alter-ego, but at least I can be there in spirit! I’m excited to help welcome people to the Pole Position Marketing offices and hopefully they appreciate my humor. Here’s what the team has been reading this week–don’t skip the first article! Continue Reading


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Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud. Read Max's full bio.