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Why my 5th link-building post is a little late

Why, you may ask?
Let me tell you why.
It all starts with the Seattle Parks Department.
See, once a year they come by our office, which is backed up against a very nice greenspace, with this huge weedwhacker machine that looks like a Terminator nightmare. They turn it on (pushing it with a full-sized tractor, by the way) and it goes bzzzzzzzzzz, chopping down all that pesky green stuff.
This year, it threw a small rock through one of the windows in my office. I wasn’t there at the time but near as I can tell it was going about 186,000 miles/second. It left a small hole in the window.
I reported this to our landlord.
5 weeks go by.
Then, with no notice, these guys show up to fix the window. They have a nice, shiny new piece of glass. Cool! Except apparently Neanderthal Man never saw one of these:
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THIS IS A MEASURING TAPE, YOU NUBWITTED MISSING LINK. You use it to MEASURE STUFF. BEFORE YOU RIP OUT THE OLD WINDOW.
Alas, they yanked the old window and then realized that the glass they’d brought was the wrong size.
So they left my office open to the elements for a few hours, then came back and boarded up the window in fine zombie-apocalypse fashion. Which is to say it looks awful, provides no insulation and generally makes my office feel like I’m working in a war zone.
So yeah, I’ve been a tad distracted. No fear, though, part 5 in the link building series is going live tonight.

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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie.

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