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SEO on Google+ - Search Engine Optimization has been shared in 221 public circles

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Sara Adam8,975Google Friends! You're in this Circle           Simple Share and be shared                               No RulesAdd People, Share and be included in the next share!2014-09-22 12:59:18466679
Denyse Landry41,974Cercle Art-Photo-Partage-Développeur V.1Circle Art-Photo-Sharing-Developer V.1.Si vous recevez une notification, vous êtes inclus.If you receive a notification, you are included.IMPORTANTI will remove after this sharing those who will not tell me their interest. I will understand that you are not interested. If you ever changed your mind may simply indicate me.Je vais  après ce partage retirer ceux qui ne se manifesteront pas. Je vais comprendre que vous n’êtes pas intéressés. Si jamais vous changés d’idée éventuellement vous n’avez qu’à me l’indiquer .Pour être dans mon prochain cercle partagé, vous devez m’indiquer votre intérêt.To be shared in my next circle, you must indicate me your interest.PARTAGE/ SHARECOMMENTAIRES/ COMMENTSPLUSMaintain an active circle helps everyone circle to expand their network on G+. Share this circle will introduce you to other people and you will know by the fact other interesting people with new things to discover . It is always very rewarding for all. Do not hesitate to share.Maintenir un cercle actif aide tout le monde du cercle à élargir leur réseau sur G+. Partager ce cercle vous fera connaître par d’autres personnes et vous connaîtrez par le fait même d’autres personnes avec des nouveautés à découvrir. Ce qui est toujours très enrichissant pour tous. N'hésitez pas à partager. #sharedcircles     #sharedcirclesshare   #sharedcirclesbestengagers     #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #addcircle   #findcircles   #addmetoyourcircles   #addmetosharedcircle   #bestphotographer     #thankyoucircle   #activepeople   #googlepluscircles   #googlepluscircleshare   #share4share   #circleshare   #circleshared   #circlesharing   #engagerscircle   #engagerscircleshare   #topsharedcircle   2014-09-21 15:58:402977814
Nina Trankova822This is my circle of learning. I know every person here and I recommend that you add and follow as there is a lot you can learn and expand your experience here on Google+ #sharedcircles   #googleplustips   #ninatrankova2014-09-04 04:55:50311205
Becky Collins15,853Exceptional Smartphones and Tablets Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-28 05:24:404411110
Alessandro Marrella0#DigitalMarketing best influencers circleI created this circle with all the best influencers on Google+. If you are interested about Digital Marketing you should definitely follow them!If you have anyone to suggest, please comment below :)Tags: #onlinemarketing   #webmarketing   #socialmediamarketing   #smm   #inboundmarketing   #contentmarketing   #seo   #sem   #adwords   #marketing   #advertising   #circleshare   #circle  2014-07-13 16:49:28178021
martin shervington403,425My BIG circle of thanks! It has been a super busy couple of weeks and I want to give everyone a shout out who has been so active on my Profile and Pages. Also, the campaigns have been amazing and thanks to everyone who has been a part of it all. Have an excellent weekend and see you all soon :D2014-05-16 18:12:1128430464
Shared Circles2,004#SEO #circles - May 12, 2014Follow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +Shared Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization #seo  2014-05-12 17:20:491484616
Hilary Snyder359,580Here's a great circle of #canvaquest  Team B members!be forewarned if you explore +Canva you may get sucked in for hours...So proud of this awesome team's efforts that were showcased in the Canva Quest Hangout today with +Guy Kawasaki, +Peg Fitzpatrick, +martin shervington, +Stan Bush, +Lee Smallwood and myself.  If you missed the hangout you can see a recap with all the fun images and comments here - martinsherv.com/5qGood luck with all of your image creations!  Can't wait to see the next round.  ;-)2014-05-07 21:46:11776014
Augmented Reality Developers7,548GREAT CIRCLEhello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-05-03 12:51:28341317
samudra alioande501. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-01 06:24:48496004
Gregg Lantz2,961Sharing my curated circle of active Google Glass Explorers. These are the amazing people that know Google Glass and use it everyday. Please share!  If I missed anyone let me know.   #glassfamily   #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech  2014-04-10 22:47:58480738
Norm Reid0SEO circle - Please follow these instructions to be included.1. Plus the post  2. Request to be added in comments.3. Share the post  4. Add the circle to your circles.  #circleshare  2014-04-07 01:24:21172000
SEO Sri Lanka55For SEO updatesFollow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +SEO Sri Lanka Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization #seo   #srilanka  2014-03-17 09:19:23162000
Vũ Phá2,541Sharing another interesting circle with all my G+ friends!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing   #googleplus   #socialmedia   #blogger   #blogging   #phongthuytoancanh   #huongnha   #dattencontheophongthuy   #xemtuvi   #lasotuvi  2014-03-13 07:19:5750113817
Krzysztof Skomra4,003#SEO #SEOExpert#mbfavoriteengagers#circle #kręgi #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #akcji #Wspólna #obserwujących #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #akcji #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #krąg #empireavenue #socialmedia #influencers wpływającą #wpływ #fridaycircle #influencermarketing #fridaycircleshare #circlefriday #piątek2014-02-25 08:58:5457018
Vũ Phá1,285 STOP!! Before you share this circle please read everything detailed below:This is the newest release of my #topengagers  circle.  This week I wanted to give this circle a SERIOUS overhaul. So I deleted it. Then, I started with the adding back the core G+'ers of this circle (if you don't know who they are start engaging more!!) and I then added in those who shared the circle previously and whose posts were high quality.  I am sure some have slipped through the cracks, so if that is you please do not be offended, but be certain to get in touch with me. This circle is the result of the overhaul.  Add this circle only if you are interested in great content, great engagers and helping make G+ a better, more social place.  To Be Included Next Time1. Make sure your posts are quality2. Be a great G+ member3. Share this circle to publicG+ GIF community  http://bit.ly/1dI2evU   <--check it outConnect with me on:Twitter: http://bit.ly/1fdTzl5 LinkedIn: http://lnkd.in/V7nKxg Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1f9R70q   (yeah, yeah)#engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #topengagers   #topengagerscircle   #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshares   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #addmeplease   #Addme   #topengagerscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharers  2014-02-22 08:13:5150111814
Vũ Phá1,285A nice circle to explore G+:  ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated February 21st, '14) #circles    #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared2014-02-22 07:20:54465003
Alfred Bohns6,100This circle contains  people who are interested in your pictures and will share their always new creations.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle2014-02-19 11:04:2348517824
Krzysztof Skomra3,7171. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia EN.1. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople 2014-02-17 09:46:105012615
Vũ Phá6081. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   2014-02-12 05:01:1550110712
SEO Circles343#SEO #sharedcircles - February 9, 2014Follow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +SEO Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization #seo  2014-02-09 21:26:37153206
Frank Gainsford19,949A shared circle of people involved in online marketing with a focus on SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and related issues of being found in search engines.   Most in this circle are knowledgeable and are willing to help new entrants to the online marketing industry.Many have their own blogs and some run both pages and communities that support online marketing and share expertise on how to interact with your customer base through social media and related marketing efforts.These folks are the ones I rely one to help me out when I have any issues that I can not immediately resolve my self, and many of those within this circle are very active within the HOA (Hangout On Air) sector where they have regular talk shows and interact directly with the public discussing online marketing and related issues that impact on your online visibility and online reputation.This is not an opt in circle and  the only way to get in is to engage with me directly on a post of mine or if I have engaged directly with you and discussed online marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) or +fufismSome of the folk in this circle discuss the psychological aspects of marketing and related personal interaction and engagement factors, including social networking both online and IRL (IN REAL LIFE) and are not directly involved in SEO  or marketing, but that does not make them any less important within the online marketing industry as these aspects are often over looked and not well managed by most online  marketing professionals.So at the end of the day you will find an awful lot of use for the information flow that comes out of the collective stream of this elite group of active Googlers.2014-02-09 07:10:11122337
Vũ Phá0Shared Circle for those that CareA circle to support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build free homes for Filipinos2014-02-06 11:44:03501000
Frank Gainsford16,715A shared circle of active and helpful Google Plus users for you to improve your information flow patterns.These people are all involved in marketing or promotion in some way and have all contributed, knowingly or unknowingly to the development of the +fufism philosophy.  I have interacted with each person in this circle in some way during the last six months, and they have all responded to my comments with constructive criticism,  and when they do not agree with what I have had to say they have explained their point of view in a way that has had a positive impact on my user experience here on Google plus.These people all contribute to Google plus with their own content and most (but not all) do so on behalf of a company or organisation.  The subject matter that these people write about is very diverse, but the main central theme is improving the end user experience here on Google plus, with helpful tips, tricks and useful information about tools or other information that improve your user experience here on Google plus.To all of you in this circle THANX FOR YOUR SUPPORT2014-01-07 14:16:091129514
Robby Ball21,586This circle is to say THANK YOU to those who followed me in the month of January, if you receive this message you are in this list and circled me, and I have circled you back. All I ask, when you have a moment, is to stop by and share this circle so others can find you and add you to their circles as wellPlease SHARE this circle. It will help you get more followersThank you+Robby Ball #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing  #followers   #social #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshared     #sharedcircleoftheday #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomepeople   #circlecount #newfollowers   #googleplus   #circlemagic  #magic #Magiccircle #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-01-06 01:42:58422282529
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,563My Christmas Boxing Day Circle...hope everyone had a good christmas and holidays :) 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-26 22:12:29500012
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,473My Saturday Late Friday Circle Share...have a great weekend everyone! 1. Add +Best Cars 2. Plus The Post 3. Comment4. Add People To Circles5. Share The Circle!#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare  #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircles  #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharewithyou               #followme  #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2013-12-22 07:03:16500002
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar1,322Sharing my CIRCLE #5. Add +Best Cars   for new circles daily !Welcome to the newest version of my #Active   #Engagers   #Circle  Please add and share this circle and you will be guaranteed to grow your own following. Be open to commenting, sharing, and plussing posts from people in this circle. Most will respond, and in turn it will make your experience on Google + better.If you are NOT in this circle and would like to be added, just let me know in the comments below, and share this circle. Thank you!#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-12-15 05:38:13500001
Hawaii Vacation Travel Tips / Photography6,134Great Hawaii and Tropical Travel Circle Share! #hawaii   #vacations   #travel   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circles   #oahu   #waikiki   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlesunday  2013-12-08 04:21:25129000
Google Glass Revolution9,593Google Glass Explorers Circle Share! #googleglass   #tech   #circleshare   #glass   #sciencesunday   #mobile   #glassexplorers   #google   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circles  2013-12-01 16:47:3867224
Denyse Landry963Voici le CERCLE #7 des meilleurs photographes et  personnes ayant beaucoup de talent et d'originalité.Vous pouvez ajouter dans vos cercles les contacts de votre choix. Vous pouvez créer un cercle,les y ajouter et éventuellement le partager à votre tour et si vous le désirez vous y inclure. Vous pouvez tout simplement les suivre et les apprécier. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circledistribution   #circleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #shared4shared   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharewithyou   #sharewithus   #publicsharedcircles   #thebestcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle   #addmetoyourcircles   #addcircle   #findcircles   #photooftheday   #photographer   #photographerstofollow   #photographertofollow   #photographersaroundtheworld   #besttopphotographer   #thankyoucircle  2013-11-23 00:04:50299014
Justin Fournier1,722Social & SEO CircleIt's been awhile since I've shared circles with the general public.  In this Circle I've labeled it as my Social/SEO circle.  Users within this circle generally gave me insight, tips, and tricks into G+ and social branding.Add and follow their posts to increase your own branding in this now digital world!Share and enjoy all! #SEO   #googleplus   #socialmediamarketing   #sharedcircles   #googleplustips  2013-11-03 01:00:37143215
James Steward1,284*Thanking my friends in SEO community. Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-12 03:07:47157013
James Steward1,284*Thanking my friends in SEO community. Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-12 03:07:11157103
James Steward1,284*Thanking my friends in SEO community. Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-12 03:06:53157001
James Steward1,284*Thanking my friends in SEO community. Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-12 03:06:26157000
James Steward1,284*Thanking my friends in SEO community. Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-12 03:05:55157000
James Steward1,284*Thanking my friends in SEO community. Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-12 03:05:40157000
James Steward1,284*Thanking my friends in SEO community. Sharing them with my other followers*#seocirle #followfriday #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday2013-10-12 03:05:09157000
Shared Circles894#SEO #circles - October 8, 2013Follow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +SEO Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization2013-10-08 21:05:521563817
SEO Circles256#SEO #sharedcircles - October 8, 2013Follow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +Shared Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization2013-10-08 21:04:48156646
SEO Circles252#SEO #sharedcircles - September 16, 2013Follow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +SEO Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization2013-09-16 16:58:05156113
Tablets6,311Tablets and Tech Circle - Smartphones, Mobile, SEO! #tablets   #tech   #smartphones   #apple   #android   #seo   #sem   #circlesharing   #sharedcircle   #circles   #techcircle  2013-09-13 21:14:56184201
Coffee Coffees!3,654Exceptional Coffee Lovers Circle Share! #coffee   #espresso   #roasters   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circles   #coffeebeans   #coffeecircles  2013-09-13 04:31:36140011
SEO51,683SEO, Marketing an Social Media Circle Share! #seo   #marketing   #socialmedia   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #googleplus   #sem   #google   #tech   #circles   #sharingcircles  2013-09-12 14:51:421772610
Wearable Technology Revolution3,303Augmented Reality & Tech Circle Share! #augmentedreality   #tech   #googleglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #smartphones   #tablets   #seo   #sharingcircles   #circleoftheday  2013-09-12 14:40:25162202
Apple iPhone and iPad Apps, News and Updates63,695Apple Tech Circle Share! #apple   #tech   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #iphone   #ipad  2013-09-12 14:30:2220014
SEO Circles243#SEO #sharedpubliccircles - September 11, 2013Follow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +Shared Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization2013-09-11 18:25:26156014
Shared Circles783#SEO #sharedcircles - September 11, 2013Follow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +Shared Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization2013-09-11 17:47:141573107
Shared Circles734#SEO #sharedcircles - August 30, 2013Follow these steps to be added to this circle next time we share!1. +1 this Post.2. Reshare this post.3. Follow +Shared Circles 4. Comment on this Post#circlesharing #circles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleoftheday #searchengineoptimization2013-08-30 19:36:19157213

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2014-10-12 07:28:12 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

10 Blog Post Ideas for Days You Feel Stuck
Ever have a day where you're stuck and need some blogging inspiration?

We've all been there! The good news? There are tried and true topics that can help get you unstuck!

+Kelly Cannon has put together 10 Blog Post Ideas that will kickstart your creative juices.

Each one is a great way to generate content that speaks to your target audience and shares fun and unique details about your company.

Which one do you like the most?

Read it here: http://thetakeactionwahm.com/10-blog-post-ideas-for-when-your-brain-just-isnt-making-it-happen/

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/159526011776529826/

#blogging   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness  

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2014-10-05 14:35:51 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

  #contentmarketing  . 21 New Rules for Content Marketing

WHAT ARE YOUR MARKETING NEEDS? WE BROKE IT INTO 4 CATEGORIES check out---> http://bit.ly/1my89tO

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2014-10-11 04:25:56 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

SEO at a glance #seo   http://bit.ly/1my89tO

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2014-10-24 05:19:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy ~ Is your content "semantically relevant?
https://blog.act-on.com/2014/10/semantic-search-keyword-choices-and-relevancy/
#semanticsearch   #google   #semanticseo   #contentmarketing  

Semantic Search: Keyword Choices and Relevancy ~ Is your content "semantically relevant?
https://blog.act-on.com/2014/10/semantic-search-keyword-choices-and-relevancy/
#semanticsearch   #google   #semanticseo   #contentmarketing  ___

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2014-10-24 05:15:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I made a meme!

#HowItReallyIs

I made a meme!

#HowItReallyIs___

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2014-10-23 20:40:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Social Media Tsumor!
#humor   #socialmedia  

So, there was Ello (that's so 5 minutes ago ;)) now there's Tsu!

Join me: http://tsu.co/JohnDietrich

Brilliant idea

The brilliant idea behind Tsu, is that they will pay you for being active on their network. Build and develop an engaged, relevant audience on Tsu and you'll not only be helping people..but you'll get a check too.

Initial thoughts

My initial thoughts were, sure okay this is just another social network scheme. However, having actually joined and seen how beautifully the network functions..I'm all in!

Your complete guide

+Wade Harman has you covered with the complete Tsu guide here: http://wade.tips/tsuguide

Tsu has backing

Apparently, Tsu has 7 million in backing capital. For more, see +Christine DeGraff's post here: http://bit.ly/1wmxXcA 

Looking forward to connecting with many of you on Tsu! http://tsu.co/JohnDietrich

#socialmedia   #news   #socialmediatips  ___Social Media Tsumor!
#humor   #socialmedia  

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2014-10-23 20:38:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Using Google+ Communities for Outstanding Customer Service!
#business   #googleplus   #communities   #brands  

How to use Google Plus Communities for Outstanding Customer Service (NEW)
A super awesome guest blog post with a load of tips for y'all...

Brilliant +John Dietrich. Thanks chap.
#googlepluscommunities   #communities  ___Using Google+ Communities for Outstanding Customer Service!
#business   #googleplus   #communities   #brands  

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2014-10-23 20:37:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Tsu-mania ~ Insights into the new social platform that pays, ...and an "invite" if you need one!
#tsu   #socialmedia   #tsunation  

My initial findings on Tsu, the social network that pays you!

Thanks to a question from +JP Enterprises, which sparked the idea for a quick Tsu review. 

My initial findings are still positive, I enjoy the user interface and find it intuitive. There are a few minor issues I've noticed, but nothing I would consider major. 

I'm up to 93 followers, so there's for sure an active group already developing there. I've also noticed some G+ power users like +Danny Sullivan checking it out, so that's a good sign!

To date I've made $0.11 cents, which isn't a lot. However, I didn't expect this to be a get rich quick type of scheme..those aren't sustainable. My hopes are that Tsu will develop over time, and that many people from Facebook/Twitter etc. will migrate onto the platform.

To me it's every bit as good as those other social networks, and why not share in the ad revenue being generated!

To join Tsu, you'll need an invitation so here is mine to you: http://bit.ly/JoinUsOnTsu

#socialmedia   #tsunami   #tsunation  ___Tsu-mania ~ Insights into the new social platform that pays, ...and an "invite" if you need one!
#tsu   #socialmedia   #tsunation  

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2014-10-23 06:53:25 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Google's Shift To Semantic Search & It's Impact On SEO!
"...Semantic search is a unique search system that considers factors such as #search context, location, and intent. Semantics can also search based on word variations, synonyms, specialized and generalized queries, concept matching, and natural language queries." ...Read more:
http://www.sitepronews.com/2014/09/29/googles-shift-semantic-search-impact-seo/
#semanticsearch   #google   #semanticseo   #serp   #rankingfactors  

Google's Shift To Semantic Search & It's Impact On SEO!
"...Semantic search is a unique search system that considers factors such as #search context, location, and intent. Semantics can also search based on word variations, synonyms, specialized and generalized queries, concept matching, and natural language queries." ...Read more:
http://www.sitepronews.com/2014/09/29/googles-shift-semantic-search-impact-seo/
#semanticsearch   #google   #semanticseo   #serp   #rankingfactors  ___

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2014-10-22 07:02:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Apple launches new Maps Connect system - Allows small businesses to add and edit their listings on Apple Maps!
#applemaps   #localseo   #business  

Hot off the press -- Apple has launched a new Maps Connect system to allow small businesses to add and edit their listings on Apple Maps.___Apple launches new Maps Connect system - Allows small businesses to add and edit their listings on Apple Maps!
#applemaps   #localseo   #business  

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2014-10-22 07:00:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Thoughts On Tsu!
#tsu   #socialmedia  

Protecting Networks Like Tsu

Well, the stream is now crawling with posts about the new social network, Tsu. I'm playing around with it actively right now: 
http://www.tsu.co/gideonro

An Excellent Principle of Sharing the Bounty
First, let me say that I'm withholding judgement for now. The principles on which this network appears to be founded are rock-solid, in my view. I've been arguing for a long time now that social networks need to compensate their user/contributors, and that's one of the founding principles here. That's good. Really good, and I'll even go out on a limb here and say that I think it is a really important wave of things to come. In fact, this topic is turning out to be a centerpiece of much of my writing going forward.

A Ham-Fisted, Pyramid Blunder
Some will no doubt disagree with me on this, but I find the "Family Tree" concept totally bogus and unnecessary. The idea is that when you invite people into the network, you get a cut of their revenues. +Mark Traphagen did a little digging on this, and this is what he found: 
"Basically, each day tsu says they take all the revenue generated by the site that day and using a secret algorithm, apportion 90% of it to all users who generated whatever the algo deems as significant activity that day (views, likes, comments, who knows what else)."

"But if you're downstream from other people, (you came in through someone's invite code, and maybe they came in thru someone else's, etc.) then that sets up a pyramid."

"In that case you get just 50% of whatever would have come to you, and your "parents" upstream get decreasing amounts of the rest, dividing by 1/3 each step up, I guess until you get to 1 cent and can't divide any more."
(Comment in a post by +Leland LeCuyer: http://goo.gl/0iZk15)

To me, this is totally unnecessary and is going to tinge this network with the feeling of being a pyramid scheme, when it didn't really need to be. It just feels unwholesome to me, and I think it may haunt them for a while and be very hard to back out of. Bad move, in my opinion.
 
Vulnerability to Black Hats
Again, +Mark Traphagen's been doing some good thinking here, and points out that it may just be a matter of time before the Tsu economy collapses on itself due to black hats riding into town and gaming the system to the point where the economics no longer work for law-abiding citizens: 
http://goo.gl/zQ8JKy

Building a Community Immune Response
I think that Mark is hitting on a really serious problem here. Whenever you bring money into the mix, things can get squirrelly pretty fast. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily a lost cause. 

So just spitballing here, what if the way to stop the scams were to stop the connections through which they spread?

What if, when you spread bad stuff by liking it or sharing it, and you are found out, then you are punished - either by losing the points you've earned for the day, for the week, the month or perhaps are even forever banned? And what if part of the way you earned money in the system was by being a protector of the network, by reporting bad behavior as soon as you see it? 

Yes, what if we all formed one giant, virtual posse? Or maybe a better way to describe would be a giant immune response system.

To be clear, I've no reason to believe that this is necessarily what Tsu is actually doing, but I think that if they're not planning on some type of response to what Mark is talking about, well, then they are pretty much doomed. This doesn't stop the fake accounts, which are inevitable and probably unstoppable, but it may just be possible to employ some crowd-sourced vigilante action here to help tamp it down and even the odds of success.  

#tsu  ___Thoughts On Tsu!
#tsu   #socialmedia  

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2014-10-22 06:59:14 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Tsu Launches!
#socialmedia  

Learning more about Tsu, the social network that pays you!

If you'd like to join, you'll need an invitation so here's mine to you: http://bit.ly/JoinUsOnTsu

Since joining Tsu a few hours ago, I've been interested to learn what the payment system looks like. Here's the basic breakdown:

The company, Tsu, gets 10% of the ad revue generated. Of the remaining money, you get 50% and the network (or family tree) above you gets the other 50%. Fairly simple really!

Why let Facebook and Twitter get all that ad revenue, when you as the content creator are doing much of the actual work? That's where I see the value proposition in Tsu. 

The user interface is easy, intuitive and functional. You'll find most of the features you've come to expect from platforms like Facebook and Twitter, except on Tsu you'll be generating your own ad revenue for growing your network.

Is this another ponzie scheme?

Good question! No, in this case there is an actual product being sold ie the ads. Meaning there is revenue being generated in a legitimate way. However, for the system to be sustainable there have to be people who aren't just there to build a network for money. People have to actually generate and share valuable content, which attracts clicks on ads with valuable products and services offered.

Will it last?

Who knows, but it has a lot of potential and getting in as an early adopter has many advantages! 

If you'd like to get started, and see what all the fuss is about you're welcome to join us: http://bit.ly/JoinUsOnTsu

#tsu   #socialmedia   #marketing  ___Tsu Launches!
#socialmedia  

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2014-10-22 06:58:08 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Google+ Easy Share Button!
#googleplus   #googleplustips  

Do you like the new Google+ Easy Share Button?
I do.

Not sure when this one rolled up but I just noticed and used it to create this post. Must easy than scrolling up to the top of the news stream to post new content.

I see you workin' Google+.

One of the reasons I continue to evangelize this platform is for this exact reason. Google+ is always working to make the platform better for the user.

Agree?

#googleplus   #googleplustips   #googleplusupdate  ___Google+ Easy Share Button!
#googleplus   #googleplustips  

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2014-10-22 06:56:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Top 5 Responsive Web Design Myths – Debunked!
#responsivewebdesign   #webdesign   #responsivedesign  

___Top 5 Responsive Web Design Myths – Debunked!
#responsivewebdesign   #webdesign   #responsivedesign  

2014-10-22 06:55:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Nice Responsive Web Design Example!
#responsivedesign   #webdesign   #responsivewebdesign 

New site up: NZ Repo - A repossession agency in Tauranga that services all around the Bay of Plenty.

This great little site works perfectly on mobile, tablet and pc screens, because it is a 'responsive' design. This was so much fun to work on.

#webdesign   #webdesigner   #smallbusinesswebdesign   #vehicleremoval   #reposession   #cartowing   #tauranganewzealand  ___Nice Responsive Web Design Example!
#responsivedesign   #webdesign   #responsivewebdesign 

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2014-10-21 05:46:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Mobile & Social Ads Power First-Half US Digital Revenues Of $23B - Mobile: $5.3 billion; Social: $2.9 billion.
#digitalmarketing   #socialmedia   #mobile   #mobileads   #sem  

Search remains the top category of digital spend online. It dipped a bit, but only because "mobile search" is put into its own category. Social saw big growth year-over-year.___Mobile & Social Ads Power First-Half US Digital Revenues Of $23B - Mobile: $5.3 billion; Social: $2.9 billion.
#digitalmarketing   #socialmedia   #mobile   #mobileads   #sem  

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2014-10-21 05:41:55 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Making sure Google crawls your website? ...Google recommends using a sitemap and RSS feed!
#seo   #google   #sitemap   #rssfeed  

Making sure Google crawls your website? Then Google recommends using a sitemap and RSS feed.

Why? Well, the sitemap allows Google to understand all the content you have within your website and the RSS feed shows them new content that you are creating.

Checkout a quick summary on +Search Engine Land at http://searchengineland.com/xml-sitemaps-rssatom-feeds-google-says-use-optimal-crawling-206006

Read +Google's post along with technical details at http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.ae/2014/10/best-practices-for-xml-sitemaps-rssatom.html

#SEO   #Sitemap   #RSS  ___Making sure Google crawls your website? ...Google recommends using a sitemap and RSS feed!
#seo   #google   #sitemap   #rssfeed  

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2014-10-21 05:39:41 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

SEO And Design: Striking the Perfect Balance!
#seo   #webdesign   #infographic  

SEO And Design: Striking the Perfect Balance by +WMG

"This infographic will serve as the perfect reference guide for anyone wanting to strike the balance between fantastic web design and super-charged SEO.

In this #infographic , you’ll find:

> The 10 crucial elements which ensure your site is beautiful, functional and works for SEO.

> What NOT to do when designing a site if you really want to rank.

> 6 Insider tips and tools you can use to become an SEO pro."

and more.

Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399655885118/

Source: http://www.webmarketinggroup.co.uk/blog/infographic-design-seo-striking-perfect-balance/

#seotips   #seo    #webdesign  ___SEO And Design: Striking the Perfect Balance!
#seo   #webdesign   #infographic  

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2014-10-19 18:45:08 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Tech Support ~ Perception vs. Reality!
#humor   #tech  

___Tech Support ~ Perception vs. Reality!
#humor   #tech  

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2014-10-19 18:43:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Panda & Penguin Caught Up To Their Black Hat?
#seo   #humor   #serp  

#seo   #competitor   #humor  ___Panda & Penguin Caught Up To Their Black Hat?
#seo   #humor   #serp  

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2014-10-19 15:38:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

How To Become A Google Analytics Superhero And Improve Your Adwords Conversion, Too! [Infographic]
#googleanalytics   #infographic   #analytics   #google   #adwords  

How To Become A Google Analytics Superhero And Improve Your Adwords Conversion, Too - #infographic

It's a bird, it's a plane - it's - the most thorough way to gauge your marketing campaign! Learn how to use it like a pro.

Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399655837280/

See the larger image here: http://www.visualistan.com/2014/10/how-to-become-google-analytics-superhero.html

#adwordstips   #analyticsforadwords  ___How To Become A Google Analytics Superhero And Improve Your Adwords Conversion, Too! [Infographic]
#googleanalytics   #infographic   #analytics   #google   #adwords  

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2014-10-19 15:38:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Top Fan Shoutout - +SEO 

It's that time of the week - time to give a big #thanks  to one of our many #awesome  fans and followers here on +Google+ 

Today, we're shining the spotlight on a fellow brand, and one we're a big, big fan of ourselves - +SEO !

As many of you, whether you work in #seo  or not, already know - +SEO does a fantastic job here of sharing great, relevant content, and we've been honored to have them share quite a few of our posts and content lately. #thankyou  for the support SEO!

We hope you - and everyone out there in the wonderful world of #googleplus  - have a great rest of your #friday  and weekend to come!

#support   #engagement   #searchengineoptimization   #miva  +Miva, Inc 

_ #gif  via +Napoleon Dynamite _

Top Fan Shoutout - +SEO 

It's that time of the week - time to give a big #thanks  to one of our many #awesome  fans and followers here on +Google+ 

Today, we're shining the spotlight on a fellow brand, and one we're a big, big fan of ourselves - +SEO !

As many of you, whether you work in #seo  or not, already know - +SEO does a fantastic job here of sharing great, relevant content, and we've been honored to have them share quite a few of our posts and content lately. #thankyou  for the support SEO!

We hope you - and everyone out there in the wonderful world of #googleplus  - have a great rest of your #friday  and weekend to come!

#support   #engagement   #searchengineoptimization   #miva  +Miva, Inc 

_ #gif  via +Napoleon Dynamite ____

2014-10-19 15:37:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

OK Folks, I see this as "Panda 3 Recovery" and not Panda 3 Algo Roll Out.  Make's me want to River Dance and post a Poll!

(Img from http://www.StrangeFunKidz.com)

OK Folks, I see this as "Panda 3 Recovery" and not Panda 3 Algo Roll Out.  Make's me want to River Dance and post a Poll!

(Img from http://www.StrangeFunKidz.com)___

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2014-10-19 14:08:29 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Viral Video Tips!
#viralvideo   #seo   #videomarketing   #contentmarketing  

Secrets to a Killer Viral Video - #infographic

"A viral video is one that becomes popular through internet sharing, typically through video sharing websites, social media and email. They have characteristics of being timely, relevant, and compelling. yet sometimes when we apply these rules, the videos still don't go viral.

There is no secret formula to making a video spread like wildfire, but there are ways you can market your video to give it what it needs to go viral, even if some of that is just a little luck."

This infographic from +WhoIsHostingThis.com offers a wealth of tips on how to make your video content go viral.

Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399655860888/

See the complete infographic here: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2014/10/17/viral-video-secrets/

#videomarketing   #socialmediamarketing   #contentmarketing   #socialmediatips  ___Viral Video Tips!
#viralvideo   #seo   #videomarketing   #contentmarketing  

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2014-10-19 14:05:42 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

lol!  ;)
#humor   #backinmyday  

Punctunation, smunctuation ;)___lol!  ;)
#humor   #backinmyday  

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2014-10-19 14:04:34 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What Does Google+ Mean To You? (and proof their is no length limit on posts :)
h/t +CircleCount 
#googleplus  

What Does Google+ Mean To You?

This is one of my famous "very long reads" so take your time with it and pace yourself!

A few years back, I had a lofty goal in mind to write a book about mastering Google+ and providing insights into how I was able to navigate the waters of this UI. I live on a rural farm in NW Ohio and somehow I've gathered 55,000 followers and 32 million views of my posts, so it feels like I'm doing a few things right. I had about 45 pages written, but life, being unemployed for a lengthy time, then finally finding great new work intervened and this book is now collecting dust in Drive.

But I did reach out to many incredible people on G+ and I asked them one simple question: What does Google+ mean to you?

I hope they won't mind if I share their stories here. I don't want their words to disappear to time, and until I finish this book (and I will!) I thought my circles might enjoy seeing their thoughts. I'd love to hear from them all now and see if anything's changed or gotten better. This is a great journey we're all on...

If you'd like to add your own extended words on this topic, comment here of PM me and I'll be sure you're added. Also, if any of these authors no longer would like to have their words publicly posted in the stream, I'll respect your wishes and remove your words. But each response was lovely and I hope my readers enjoy seeing where all of our collective heads were when I asked the question...

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Paul Roustan - Providence, Rhode Island, USA +Paul Roustan 

Google+ has been, by far, the best means for me to showcase my work. More importantly, it is a platform allowing me to develop relationships with people of all sorts, be it friendships, colleagues, and/or valuable connections for my artwork. I don't think there is any better method to connect to an important person, the right person, bypassing their agency/secretary/bodyguard or whoever would normally deny contact. This is a TREMENDOUS benefit to artists/musicians/directors/etc. Google+ cuts out the middle man, allowing many people to exist that may never have been found.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Stephanie Van Pelt - Florida, USA +Stephanie Van Pelt 

Sometimes technology has a way of touching us in the most unexpected ways.

I joined Google Plus during its infancy, within the first month during the throttled-invite-only phase. I must confess, I was courted more by the exclusivity of it all than because I was so very anxious to join another social network. All I knew was that you had to be invited and that it was only 1 week old.

It took me only a week or so to drum up the courage to join a Hangout, a feature that allows you to video chat with up to 9 other people from pretty much anywhere. It was scary, my palms were sweaty and they were complete strangers. In fact, everyone I interacted with on Google Plus was a stranger. And yet, there we were, saying hello, responding to posts and exchanging ideas down threads of conversation.

I really had no idea what was in store for me. None. If you told me then where I’d be now, I would have said you’re insane.

Once I recovered from the initial nervousness I realized everyone else was in the same predicament. Some hid it better than others, or were just inherently more comfortable with the medium; however Google Plus was too new for anyone to be established at Hangouts. As the comfort level grew, so did my enjoyment and love of Hangouts.

As a single mom, I don’t get out much these days. The boys are in bed early but I am up for hours still, a night owl and social by my very nature. Hangouts give me the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world, to sit up late at night and converse, argue, debate, listen to music, explore the internet and ultimately forge some incredible new connections and relationships.

Over the past 6 months I’ve been able to broaden my horizons in fantastic ways. I was introduced to dubstep (yes, I know!) through a music Hangout. I’ve gotten to know more about the remarkable differences and intriguing traditions of other cultures through direct chat with strangers I may never see or meet. I’ve randomly helped a few strangers through small donations. I’ve seen exotic locations through mobile Hangouts and had discussions on everything from food to health care to love won (and lost) .

There have been some incredible, personal stories shared with me. Some publicly in comments on threads and some far more privately. I’m always touched when virtual strangers open up and tell me more about what makes them, them.

After posing a question, what book really seized your imagination and got you to start reading I was astounded at some of the deep answers shared with me. Behind the curtain of a monitor people shared parts of themselves few people share face to face. I read about one person using books to fulfill the role models they never received from their own parents; another shared his personal work experience with one of my favorite authors.

Similar stories, moving and emotional came after a post about dating single parents. I cherish each time people shared themselves with me. Everything from a mother’s death, to the loss of a twin, to surviving childhood cancer, to orphaned adults alone for the holidays…job loss, promotions!, gift exchanges, sharing of that one little link you know will matter to someone, exposure to new music – so much to explore, but all of it in a very personal matter.

What this has really boiled down to, for me, is that all those random, strange “internet people” have become so much more. Connecting through common interests rather than common locations, I feel like I’ve had this amazing opportunity to explore the people that make up the internet.

So what happened to me? I wound  up on a cruise with some of those “internet people” and had the absolute time of my life. I challenge you , who’s out there waiting for you to get to know them? Who haven’t you met yet? What haven’t you learned about yet?

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Liz Quilty - Cambridge, New Zealand +Liz Quilty 

Google+ has meant a lot to me, it’s enabled me to connect to like minded people who are not always the majority. Being a female in technology means i work and live in a very male orientated world, though i don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing. 

However, i would have liked to meet more females in the industry and be able to help us promote each other, to get more voice and encourage other females who are looking to get into things. Being able to interact with those people, and helping organize things like +STEM Women on G+ has been amazingly awesome.

Google is actively helping us with our task, and this in itself is what is setting it apart from other social media platforms. Google have done this with several other groups and people, and especially minority groups with a good cause have found a voice. 

For this reason, Google+ has changed my life, and the life of a lot of others in a similar way :) For me, Google+ is support, supporting those who want to help themselves go places, and do things :) Its also friendship, and great conversation, i have got a LOT from a lot of great people!

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Michael Vaughan - Mackay, Queensland, Australia +Michael Vaughan 

My first motivation for using Google+ was that it was not Facebook.  At the time Google+ was announced, I was still futilely trying to convince people to use Orkut. Google+, for me, hasn't become the Facebook-killer I'd hoped, because so few people I know in meatspace use it, however I've met so many cool people here.  I think this must be what it felt like for those first internet users, with their wholly new online communities, BBSs and such.

Possibly the thing I like most about Google+, though, aside from the features, is just how accessible the semi-famous can be.  Bloggers, artists, authors, actors; at some point, I've actually exchanged words with people I've looked up to for so long, and that is what keeps me using it.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Daf Griffiths - Ponciau, Wales, United Kingdom +Daf Griffiths 

G+ has been a big boost for me, if you met me face to face you would instantly turn to one of my friends and say the same thing everybody else does: "this guy is hard work to talk to"!

I used to be the type of person who lived for the attention on stage. I always took great pleasure from compliments about my performance in musicals as it meant I'd done my work right, and by doing it right I mean I wasn't me for 3 hours. My greatest pleasure in life was rehearsing for 4 months of the year to not be me for 3 hours a night over the space of a week and that week was the highlight of my year,

NOW, every day is a highlight as G+ has allowed me to be myself without having to come face to face with people in difficult environments and it's incredibly liberating! I aim to join in with hangouts soon and that will be a major turning point for me, but with the friends that I've made on here I'm not worried about the outcome as I already trust those people implicitly.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of jay dawge - Maine, USA +jay dawge 

OK here goes, Google plus came along at a time when things were quite mixed up. I was having a really hard time finding work, so I sold my home and moved south for a job offer that paid better. The move brought me closer to my daughters home +kool cat so the move was a no brainer. I did not know anybody down here and I met my roommate the same day I moved down. I worked a lot and had no friends here, so google plus was a good escape. I have met so many cool people doing so many cool things in so many cool places, that I don't know how I would get by w/o them. G+ also gives me a way to share cool music, pictures, stories and art with my daughter "and many others around the world for that matter". 

Thank you to all that I have met, for the laughter, joy and sorrow you have shared. For those that are home sick for Maine +Sean Cowen  and a few others I have met I think about you when I snap and post photos, trying to capture subjects that are typical of Maine life. I could ramble on for hours but I will spare you the irony LOL, good luck w/ your book I know it will be good w/ your talent and G+ users for the subject matter you will do well.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Ciro Villa - Florida, USA +Ciro Villa 

Google Plus for me has been a venue that has shown infinite possibilities   So many minds and so many talents, have contributed to expanding the horizon of human inspiration for all of us; it's been a fantastic 14 months journey so far and the future appears only as bright as ever. Using this brilliant and fantastic technology through blog posts, comments, debates, images, sound and hangouts, incredible people, virtual pioneers of a new world, have offered and shared the best of themselves, their knowledge and experience to enhance our human experience.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Stefan Svartling - Nycöping, Sweden +Stefan Svartling 

Google+ has the most interaction I've ever seen, so when it came, I'll immediately stopped blogging on my old normal blogs, and started to use Google+ as my main blog. My only blog. Why not blog where the interaction is was my thoughts, and I have never looked back.

So to me Google+ means everything. I love Google+ and all the interaction. It's my home online.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of David Bowden - Santa Monica, California, USA +David Bowden 

The answer to your question is simple really (for me anyway). I came to Google+ to share photography. Unlike many digital photographers I tend to shoot as I did in film. Meaning, I take a moment to compose, measure and shoot. I don’t use the back of the camera much, I tend to focus on what I see in the viewfinder and my overall composition.

What this means is that I don/t take as many pictures as others do. I also have a standard that I don't share "crap." If I am going to put my name on it then it needs to be good.

What does this have to do with my best moment on G+. Well, this set of circumstances is what led to my writing. You see, I ran out of photos to share. Being focused on growing my following I decided to share a story as opposed to a photo.

It led to the post "A Good Day" which is to date one of my most popular shares and most read and commented posts.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/112022983294967948367/posts/aXWLMoXhwLr

It was on this Wednesday that people began following me in larger numbers, commenting and engaging more and the stories followed. Week after week. Sharing this story and reading the comments and seeing the shares associated with it are by far my best experience on G+ and is what keeps me coming back.

I have some very loyal followers, great friends and enjoy the community. Good luck with your book, and thanks so much for thinking of me.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Glenn Rogers - Bedford, Texas, USA +Glenn Rogers 

What Google Means to Me, and More Importantly, Why the Hell Should You Care? +Sean Cowen here ya go!

Oh sure, I could tell you about how I happened upon Google Plus through Facebook and Twitter, thereby making the obligatory comparisons to both social networks, eventually giving Google Plus the nickname "TwitBook".  Or I could tell you that I was instantly impressed with the social network for a number of reasons - 1) no stalkers 2) no Zynga invites and most importantly, 3) did I mention "no stalkers"?

I could tell you all that, but if you're reading this, you've probably realized that I just told you.  So there ya go.

Google Plus, short of the invention of sliced bread and Velcro, is a true miracle, and has become a daily addiction of mine.  A place where I can share my musings with people who will either appreciate them, or in some cases, report me to Google.  (I'm guessing my recipe for "sliced Velcro bread" didn't trend like I hoped)

I have made a number of valuable friends on Google Plus, most with the same twisted sense of humor.  Outside of most national sanitariums, people like that are a true rarity, so yay!

Google Plus gives me a place to be who I am, with people who appreciate who I am, and in turn I appreciate them for being who they are.  Except for that one guy - he's just wacko.

I just happened to jump into the social network world when the water was still cold, and since I joined Google Plus, my nipples have never been happier.

So here's to you Google Plus!  From movie riffing hangouts to shameless self-promotion, I can think of no better social network.  Facebook and Twitter may have a lot of pluses (ha! see what I did there?), but Google Plus will always be the reason I love social networks.

Oh, and stalking?  Still the reason I hate them.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Joel Poirier - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada +Joel Poirier 

I joined Google+ out of curiosity in the early weeks of its launch and found a strong comics and art community already thriving. For a while I went relatively unnoticed: I'm not an exceptionally sociable person in my real life, I don't find it easy to meet new people, but through sharing my artwork I found people who were just like me and that made it easier to come out of my shell. 

I persisted in sharing my art and my interests through my comics, my drawings of album covers from my vinyl record collection and eventually creating, quite spontaneously, the Name That 80s Movie game, which has become my greatest social media success. Here I am now, just over a year later, and I'm in hundreds of thousands of circles with my work be seen all over the world, thousands more adding me every day, all because I share about the things that make me happy. Success is waiting here for anyone! "

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Martin Watson - Spanish Town, Jamaica +Martin Watson 

I don't have much to say though. Not much other than that G+ is the first social network I actually wanted to join. On all the others that I've ever existed, I was, in a sense, dragged onto them kicking and screaming. I first found out about G+ on the day the invite only public field beta had just started. After much begging and pleading to any and everyone that I knew was on here, I managed to get in just before midnight on July 3 in the first week.

Since then, everything for me changed. The biggest change for me is that I've suddenly become more social. This is very strange for me, because I'm an extremely antisocial person. To an extent, I still am in real life. On here, however, I'm almost a different person. I can't explain it. I have absolutely no idea how that happened.

I have also met some of the most amazing people ever, large, small, and somewhere in between. In a sense, how big or small you are didn't matter here, because it's almost a level playing field for everyone. I still get super nervous and surprised whenever someone like +Mike Elgan mentions me in a post of his that I commented on.

Speaking of surprise and extreme nervousness, something of the sort happened earlier this year that almost made my heart stop. It was while we were all in an uproar about CISPA, with SOPA/PIPA and ACTA all still fresh in our minds. I had posted the contents of a mass email from someone at Demand Progress. It was a very passionate and moving message. Mere minutes after posting it, I was contacted by an extremely big name in the tech media space. (I won't mention her name here, but if you really want to know I'll tell you privately. I'm still in shock from all this even though it was months ago.) She asked me to write a commentary on CISPA. A commentary? Me? I'm supposed to write something about CISPA?! Me? Seriously? What the hell do I know? I don't even live in the US! I was in so much shock that I didn't even know to respond! I was surprised she contacted me in the first place!

After calming down, I eventually wrote something. I had a friend that was a writer and a friend that wasn't review it. They both liked it, so I sent it to her. I heard nothing at all from her since, and I hadn't seen it posted or mentioned anywhere at all. Not on her blog, her publication that she was building with other tech media giants, not on Twitter or G+. After a week of not seeing anything, I just assumed she either didn't need it anymore, it slipped through the cracks, or that it wasn't good enough. She is an extremely busy woman, so I understand if she didn't have much time to waste on lowly me.

It was all still an amazing and nerve racking experience though. It was my first time dealing with someone as high profile, prominent and successful and her. No wonder I was so scared. If it happened again, I would be better prepared to handle it, but I would still be scared out of my skin!

In addition to all that, I have somewhat found a sort of extended family on G+. I have a second mother on here, a few sisters I can actually get along with (only my own sister in real life), and other extremely amazing people that would find very difficult to now live without. Funny thing though, through all this, I've only ever been in a handful of hangouts. It's the only feature of G+, aside from Games, that rarely ever use. The few I've been in were all really great though. :)

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Pam Adger - Riverside, California, USA +Pam Adger 

My first public post was July 19th 2011. I came home from work and was talking to my daughter Sydney about this new social network by Google called Google Plus. I was lamenting that the thing was invite only and I was dying to get an invite. She then proceeded to tell me she had a “membership to the Google Plus club.” She said…..Mom, I know all about G+. My friend Kim invited me two weeks ago.  So with membership comes invites so I got an invite from my 18 year old daughter who to this day has less than 100 followers. I immediately posted the following 

Trying out some recommended follows. So far I am underwhelmed. Self promotion and immaturity. I wish I had a better list of recommendations.

I think it was 3 or 4 weeks before the suggested Users List (SUL) was released. It kinda needs a little work still.  In the beginning I was all about politics. That lasted about a month. I rarely post political now. I have found a great group of people. G+ is my second social network. Facebook was first and I still have my settings pretty locked down though I do post public and people could subscribe to me but they don’t. 35 or 40 IRL people (except Matt Gibson and Tim Jones) are my “friends.” Most are my family and coworkers and I can go weeks without logging on. G+ was something I took to right away. Almost instant chat with people from around the world? Holy Crap how awesome is that?????

One year later, I still spend between 4 and 6 hours per day every day including weekends and holidays on G+. It is really more of my life than I would like. 

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Dolidh Young (Eileen)  - Denny, Scotland, United Kingdom +Dolidh Young 

I started off my G+ life in beta... A time that was very difficult for me as I'd lost my father to cancer the year before and I was still grieving pretty badly. Focusing on putting positive energy into something gave me a push to get social again and not just spending my time moping about the house.

And in turn, by being more interested in doing things, I started to get out the house a bit more, travelling around Scotland doing things I want to do and seeing people I love to hang around with... All pretty much documented on my G+ profile. I use G+ like a blog and a vlog.

G+ has really encouraged me to be expressive, creative and a little bit wacky with the new people I've met through posts and hangouts. It's a place I feel I can be myself ^_^ Happy and accepted.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Diniz Chico - Lisbon, Portugal +Diniz Chico 

Well after a traumatic experience with Facebook, had decided to say "no more Social Sites." Completely unmotivated, spent almost 6 months without dedicating myself to my woods, that i always treated as an hobby and a way to relax my mind. But last December one of my sons, said to me: Why not Google +?? Immediately i reply nooo. He argued that it was a different system, but my Noo, prevailed. But i kept that in mind!! Huummm? Google +? Didn't never heard about it and decided to see. 

So i opened my account just for fun and had a circle about Photography, just to see what happened. I upload a few pics of my works and that's it. For 2 or 3 weeks after i even remember i had a new account. When i opened it one day, i noticed that some people had shown interest in what i was doing. Well I felt very cherished by the interest and the comments i received daily and since then i never stopped. And now i found myself like a "Phoenix" reborn from the ashes, always with new projects in my mind to make !! So a BIG thank you to all the Google Art Community..:)

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Nils Hitze (Kojote) - Bayern, Germany +Nils Hitze 

I was one of the first German users here and from Day one G+ feels like the home i had (in the Internet) back in my days as an Admin of Tutorials.de ... and it get's better every freakin day. I had this on Twitter, in the beginning. But not in this quantity.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Daniel Koeker - Riverside, California, USA +Daniel Koeker 

I joined Google+ when it was in beta, mostly because a) it was a Google product and b) because I was in beta and others weren't so neener neener. I wasn't sure what I expected when I came here, and goodness knows G+ has changed enough over the short time I've been here. It's quite unlike anything I've experienced from a social network before, and that sounds like an advertisement, but I've really, genuinely enjoyed myself here.

I've met a number of people who were complete strangers that I now talk to on a regular basis. I met people who are now voices of the G+ community. I've hungout with total strangers, talked about various topics, watched shows, got exposed to Doctor Who, and for some reason there are nearly five thousand people who have me in their circles. That is so weird to me.

What I've found here is a tight-knit community of intelligent people from all over the place. I've done more than I could have imagined here so far, and unlike other social networks that have felt like a chore, this is something I actually look forward to. As cool as G+ may be in design, it's the people that make it up, and some of the best people I know are all here; and the best part is that I wouldn't have known them at all if not for G+. I'd say that's pretty nifty.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Jamie Crouthamel - Charleston, South Carolina, USA +Jamie Crouthamel 

What Google+ has done for me is to present an amazing and fascinating group of people who have accepted me for exactly who I am. The ideas, thoughts, photos and work I post here have sparked incredible conversations and connected me to a network of people that encourage me and hold me accountable for being my most authentic self. 

Who knew people I have never met in person can help me to become the best version of myself? Google+ took the social network and elevated it to a network of intelligent, passionate individuals who have created the perfect environment for ideas and community to blossom.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Paul Stickland - Dorset, United Kingdom +Paul Stickland 

I joined G+ when my working life spirits were at a low ebb. I was drawing towards the end of a four year legal dispute that had seen all my best selling children's books out of print along with a subsequent cessation of royalties. I had been exploring the possibilities of selling my artwork via the world of Print on Demand during this time and guessed that G+ would be a great form of promotion for this.

In days I realised that it would be so much more!

I was talking to scientists, 3D printers, photographers, fellow illustrators, authors, artists, programmers, geeks and stars, WOW!

Artists, illustrators, authors can lead quite isolated lives and this huge rush of stimulation has been incredibly energising.

With the amazing benefit of the crowd-editing we enjoy here, you have all encouraged me to create so much new work this last year, work that I truly feel is closer to my true self than that coaxed out of me by 'professional' editors, whose decisions are, quite reasonably, driven by commercial imperatives.

However this intelligent and informed crowd-editing has resulted in a huge body of work, which in turn has led to a great deal of interest from the big publishing houses. What can I say?

Not just for this but for the friendship and humour shared with new friends around the planet, Thank You!  

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Brooke Johnson - Rogers, Arkansas, USA +Brooke Johnson 

Google+ first drew me with its Facebook-and-Twitter-but-better appeal. I was one of the first plussers, jumping in while it was still in beta, and it was interesting feeling my way around the new digital space, slowly finding interesting people to toss in my circles. After my first post last July, I’ve circled 900 people, and I’m flattered to say that over 1700 people have circled me—a number which seems to grow every day. Sometimes, I’m not sure why people circle me. I’m just a goofy girl who posts about writing and other things—Doctor Who, steampunk, science, publishing insights, various nerd-doms, music and movies I love, and random things I find interesting or pretty or funny. I guess people like that, or they wouldn’t keep circling me. :)
 
I have never had so much fun on a social network as I do on Google+, and when I go there, I can easily spend over an hour just talking to people. Actually talking. Conversations. That’s what I love about it. Everything I say means something. I’m talking to friends and having important discussions about science and fiction and what ifs, and of course, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, who are very important topics. When I post something new, I feel like people are listening, and I feel like these people, separated by a few states or countries or sometimes oceans, that we’re all a big family, that we would do next to anything for each other. I consider a lot of people on Google+ as friends, and if I’m ever in close proximity to some of them, I will definitely let them know so we can meet up and have real life hijinks.
 
Now, I don’t interact will all 900 of the people in my circles or the 1700 people who have circled me, but there are a good 100 or more people that no matter what they post, I’m going to read it. I’m going to comment or +1 or share it, because they’re just that fascinating and fun.
 
As a writer, I’ve found Google+ to be a great place to talk about writing with other writers, whether they be novelists or screenwriters or poets, at all levels of experience. It’s a great place to mine information, test waters for an idea, share stories and updates about my writing experiences, talk about books, and debate about this publishing method or that one. It’s a community. And on the flipside, I feel like I’ve really connected with readers (who are sometimes writers too). I can talk about my book to people who actually care, who want to know how my next book is going so they know when they’ll get to read it. I have fans on Google+, people who will support my writing in any way that they can, and that’s fantastic. My experience as a writer on Google+ has shifted my focus from sales numbers and ratings and reviews to readers, to people who love books as much as I do, who love my books (or will, once I have more published). I feel like these people will stick with me and support me as long as I’m putting books out, and they make me feel like my writing and my books are worth it. They make me feel like I’m worth it.

I love that Sean has me in his Cool People that Matter circle (I hope that’s what it’s really called. It should be, if it isn’t already). I love that I stand out in a sea of other writers, artists, curators, and generally awesome people. I love that I matter to someone I’ve never met, that I’m interesting enough to be singled out, especially when we’re constantly bombarded from all sides with this picture and that video and ooh look! a funny gif and an interesting article, and so on. I feel like I’ve actually made connections with people I never would have met had I not tried this new social front, and I don’t think I ever would have really showcased myself—who I am, what I like—as I well as I have on Google+. And really, I’m more myself there than anywhere else.
 
Google+ is my digital home, where I can talk and discuss and rant and promote and share without constraints, without judgment, without hesitation, and I love it.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Laurie M +Laurie M  

When I first came to G+, in was still very new, but even so I was in complete awe and wonder over all that I found here. It was different from all the other places that I had been and tried and never really connected with, as well as different from the places that I had connected with. I'm very active other places, but my activities there are more targeted. Here the things I find speak to my heart, my mind, my soul and my spirit like nowhere else.

This place speaks the artistic side of me. I've found beautiful stories, music, videos and images from true artists in not just paint, but in photography, stories, poetry, music, mixed media, technology and so many other ways that I'd never dreamed of before it simply astounds me daily. 

I'm inspired by the true heart that I find in the people and their stories and experiences. The open their hearts and allow me in and in doing so they simply speak to my heart and my mind and move me in so many unexpected ways, I'm once again in awe and wonder.

I've enjoyed the interest, love and support of such beautiful and interesting people from all over my own nation and even further afield, throughout the world. I've even discovered some true friends in people that I would never otherwise have had an opportunity to have talked to let alone developed a relationship with. My life is all the richer for having these people and these experiences in it and even if I never were to speak to them again, they have changed me forever and hold a special place in my heart that is all their own. 

So in answer to your inquiry of what are my favorite things, the beauty of the people and all the wonders I see daily would have to be my favorite things and what has it meant to me, it's meant I've found people that speak to my heart and have enriched by life in their own unique and individual ways and I believe that they've changed me for the better.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Sarah Hill - Columbia, Missouri, USA +Sarah Hill 

Google Plus Hangouts are a magic carpet that can take you around the block or around the world in a matter of minutes.  Hangouts are a free broadcast tower in the middle of a powerful crowdsourcing tool where businesses have the ability not only to find customers but connect with them face to face.  More on the emerging #humanmedia movement here.  

http://www.sarahhillstories.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-new-human-media-movement-via-google.html 

Human Media > Texty Tweets.  Live tweeting may be today but live hanging is definitely tomorrow.  :) 

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Denise Morgan Kalicki - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA +Denise Morgan Kalicki 

I can in on invite last July and knew no one!  But I could tell, right away, I had found my community!  Oh the things I saw and read, the wonders of the beautiful photography being shared, the wisdoms, and openness of sharing/trading/engaging ideas.  By the end of Oct. sparked by an idea raised in a post, I created the G+LeapYear Day Project- A day in the life of G+. 

The project asked that everyone on our +1 day of the year (Feb. 29th) submit a photo that showed some part of their life.  That was a wild, wooly and crazy day! 

I met wonderful people here, such as you Sean, the man who shared delightful movie shorts that made me laugh or haz a sad.  People play DJ, sharing playlists and videos.  We have hangouts that are magic! We have covert cupids, secret santas, and many heartwarming fund raisers. We have joined together to stop child abusers +Plussers Against Child Exploitation to help keep those idiots off G+ and continue to keep this a safe community.  

We all, now have good new friends, teachers and communities build over the net that joins us.  We can HiRL, hangout, watch stars being born, be interviewed for a news show in Missouri, get zombized, and best of all, all the food porn!  Oh the places we will go!  Even if we are bedridden because others can take us along via hangouts. I love G+ because of the wonderful people here.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Bearman Cartoons - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA +Bearman Cartoons 

When I first got an invite to join Google Plus, I ignored it. I was already on twitter (@bearmancartoons) and on Facebook both as a profile (https://www.facebook.com/bearmancartoons) and a page (https://
www.facebook.com/Beartoons). Why did I need yet another social media outlet. After the fifth email, I said what the heck and signed up.

Within the first few days I noticed something different that the other two lacked. Facebook is almost like a club where you have to know someone to get in. We have to know each other to “friend” one another and converse. For someone who draws cartoons for fun, that seemed great for my real life friends but horrible for creating new online ones.

With twitter, there was another issue. It gave me the ability to follow anyone and there was no obligation or expectation that they would follow me back. I could see what they had to say and even respond. Problem was, it is a pain trying to follow a conversation on twitter especially if you aren’t there in the beginning.

That is the difference I saw in Google Plus. I had the ability to follow whomever I wanted and we could engage in a conversation that was easy to follow as it was all in one place. The best of Facebook combined with the best of Twitter. In fact I posted this cartoon to show how I saw the difference between Google Plus and some other social media outlets. http://beartoons.com/2011/08/28/why-google-plus-is-better-than/


So I started circling people. About 200 based on my interests of cartoons, learning and Cincinnati. Some followed me back and some didn’t. Many I knew from other social media already. Where I think most people get frustrated with Google Plus is the expectation that everyone you circle will automatically circle you back. Not true. The next step is to actually ENGAGE with the people you circle. That gives them a better idea of who you are and gives them more of a reason to want to circle you back.

Three months in and this was the result: http://beartoons.com/2011/11/27/social-media-love/

And that was before circle shares.

I thought that all this would lead to more people visiting my site. Guess what? It didn’t. But it didn’t matter. I realized that I now had two equally engaging outlets for my work. In addition, I could post other thoughts and finds that don’t work well with my blog but are perfect for Google Plus.

One of those things was drawing caricatures. Sure I have done caricatures of politicians and celebrities in the past but avoided real people for some reason with a few giveaways on my blog. Inspired by Googlers like +byron rempel and +Cliff Roth, I started doing caricatures of other Google Plus members and started calling them “Muggings”. Anyone circling me could get on the list, but those who commissioned me would move to the front of the line. And because I am lucky enough to have a full time job, this was bonus money. 

So instead of having people pay me I could support one of my favorite charities, Crayons to Computers (http://www.crayons2computers.org/). This organization makes sure students and teachers in the Cincinnati area have the school supplies they need to be successful. So instead of paying me directly, I would have the person donate money directly to C2C in honor of Bearman Cartoons. So not only did they get their caricature but also get the tax write off!!! So I can play around on Google Plus, draw some pictures and raise money for charity. How cool is that?!!

So then I wanted to see the power of Google Plus. Using my own money, I promised to donate $1 to a DC comic led fight to combat hunger in Africa for every share of a video describing the program. https:/
/plus.google.com/103857459148999991693/posts/WUpMKa2eiQf

Several days later I announced the total of 387 shares of the video which spread the message to more people than I ever would on my blog. https://plus.google.com/103857459148999991693/posts/ gNaH8VSSuEc

Which led me to May 2012. For four years on my website, I have done a charity challenge where I will donate more and more money for my readers to take on certain challenges. Challenges included paying for every new twitter/facebook follower, guest cartoons, among other things. (http://beartoons.com/ 2012/04/29/bearman-cartoons-charity-challenge-2012/) In the first three years, I put a limit on what I would spend and never hit it. This year with the help of Googlers, I hit the goal within 3 weeks. In addition, for the first time I promised to match donations to Crayons to Computers and several Googlers stepped up including, Ann Marie Dwyer , Liz Krane and Shani Hiraoka.

The support I have gotten from both my work and my fundraising efforts has been nothing short of amazing. What I think is sad, is that I have found myself at times checking into Google Plus before I even check my own blog. Well maybe not that sad.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Andrew Coffman (Firkked) - Oakley, California, USA +Andrew Coffman 

I heard about Google Plus just as the Beta was coming to a close and I pestered a Facebook friend for an invite (who is no longer active here).

Once here I found a great community that wasn't out to maximize friends for digital trinkets in online games or ranting about divisive issues with no hope of rational discourse, instead I found a community of diverse interests and a sincere desire to engage.

I had heard of engagement in social media, but never understood the context before my time on G+. I had control of both my message and who saw it, later I had control of how I saw others presenting their own messages.

Since I have been here I have been a part of helping others in real life through donations, wish lists, social activism, teaching, learning,  debates and live discussions in the hangout feature.

I have been able to share with others the audio-visual peeks into my little corner of the world and others have inspired me to share parts of my life I would have never shared in other outlets.

What Google+ Means to Me: The Story of Matthew Rappaport  - Bayside, New York City, New York, USA +matthew rappaport 

The Google+ Experience has and continues to be all about The People or YOU+ (as I like to post it). There are many social experiences online through many websites that have offered very cool  moments but G+ is the first one where people have gone all out in meeting others & interacting with complete strangers. It didn't take long to find people on the stream and through Hangouts to make the entire PLUSperience become more 4D than any that has come before.

There are no limits on how you can use PLUS and be creative, dive deep in head first showing the world not just your passions & life but YOU+ , your full personality. It's pretty amazing to show the world YOU+ through what you enjoy and easy to pick up on others by what they post, how they are in hangouts and eventually getting to +HIRL  (Hangout in Real Life) with them to make it a FULL, Complete CIRCLE!

I don't just say I have online friends or people I talk to online but I really do have brand new friends as well as people that I've now known over a year that are some of my best friends. There are so many on here with so much to share from art & music to comedy & culinary skills to humanitarian efforts and a whole lot that is nothing short of #awesomesauce !

Each day I'm excited to see what my friends are posting as it leads to discovering new things, new people and what's going on in the world! Nowhere else has people involving people in such a selfless way to really engage and truly mean something more. 

As a new PLUS day came around, I found myself going for it and posting what I wanted to, when I wanted to. People laughed at me for using hashtags, mocked me for not understanding my humor or style and even thought I posted way too much but they were in a minority. It's actually refreshing to have diverse opinions and people not being afraid to express themselves here which is a big part of what makes it great. 

After the beta summer of Google+ and hanging out many hours to the point of seeing the sunrise more than I ever did before before sleeping, I decided to create a Hangout Chat/Interview show called Hangout Conversations w/Matt Rappaport to showcase people I've met on G+ and not just what they do but who they are and to show the world how awesome the entire Hangout / PLUSperience actually is. 

This lead to many G+ Pages and organizing the 1st H.I.R.L. in NYC back in Feb 2012 and just having a second amazing time in August with #nychirl2 . People from Google+ are part of my daily online AND offline life & it has made my world become so much more incredible & Plustastic than ever before! I even had the pleasure of meeting, photowalking , breaking bread & rocking out with the author who is a lot of fun and truly cares with his true dedication here that you can see in his every post and of course, +FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS  FTW! 

I look forward to what's to come and would suggest that you start by posting what you love, resharing stuff that amuses you, searching for keywords that do it for you to find even more people & content to add to your PLUSworld. And.. Definitely HANGOUT! Once you do, you'll be hooked, looped & circled! 

#googleplus   #gplusmeanstome   #whatiloveaboutgplus   #enthusiasm   #mystory  

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#googleplus  

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2014-10-19 02:45:54 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google Panda Update 4.1 Live! - "...According to #Google with #Panda Update 4.1 it wants to be quite precise, allowing high quality medium or small sized sites rank better based upon the quality of presented content. The search engine has used feedbacks from Webmaster and users to use certain signals for precise identification of low quality content." ...Read more:
http://www.krishaweb.com/blog/google-panda-41-algorithm-update-is-live
#panda41   #seo   #websites  

Google Panda Update 4.1 Live! - "...According to #Google with #Panda Update 4.1 it wants to be quite precise, allowing high quality medium or small sized sites rank better based upon the quality of presented content. The search engine has used feedbacks from Webmaster and users to use certain signals for precise identification of low quality content." ...Read more:
http://www.krishaweb.com/blog/google-panda-41-algorithm-update-is-live
#panda41   #seo   #websites  ___

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2014-10-16 22:01:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

SEO Humor!
#humor   #seo  

#Seo #Meme: buona giornata!___SEO Humor!
#humor   #seo  

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2014-10-16 18:22:54 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

SEO Tips: Google Analytics Setup Checklist!
#googleanalytics   #seo   #analytics   #seotips  

How's your +Google Analytics setup? Here's a great checklist to run.___SEO Tips: Google Analytics Setup Checklist!
#googleanalytics   #seo   #analytics   #seotips  

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2014-10-16 18:20:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Tips To Google+ Your Business!
#googleplus   #plusyourbusiness   #googleplustips   #business  

Google Plus For Business (10 videos)
Just about everything you'll need to know...
#googleplusforbusiness  ___Tips To Google+ Your Business!
#googleplus   #plusyourbusiness   #googleplustips   #business  

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2014-10-16 18:19:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Great Guide to Google+ Polls!
#googleplus   #polls   #googlepluspolls   #googleplustips  

A Guide to the Awesomeness of Google+ Polls! (NEW BLOG)
Loads still to explore, but here is a step-by-step guide on major of the main features...
#googlepluspolls   #googleplustips  ___Great Guide to Google+ Polls!
#googleplus   #polls   #googlepluspolls   #googleplustips  

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2014-10-13 22:21:18 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Nice GIF showing how to share a blog post from a website as a Google Plus page, not a profile!
http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/share-blog-post-website-google-plus-page-profile/
#googleplus   #websites   #digitalmarketing   #sem   #plusyourbusiness  

Nice GIF showing how to share a blog post from a website as a Google Plus page, not a profile!
http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/share-blog-post-website-google-plus-page-profile/
#googleplus   #websites   #digitalmarketing   #sem   #plusyourbusiness  ___

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2014-10-13 22:11:02 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Wow, some heated debate in the comments of this G+ post about the AdBlock Chrome extension ~ Does blocking ads make you a bad person?? (and a good reminder to avoid personal attacks when you have strongly differing opinions!)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112355919954371472767/115854344437995415484/posts/PJaS5e4CihY
#chrome   #adblock   #chromextensions  

Wow, some heated debate in the comments of this G+ post about the AdBlock Chrome extension ~ Does blocking ads make you a bad person?? (and a good reminder to avoid personal attacks when you have strongly differing opinions!)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112355919954371472767/115854344437995415484/posts/PJaS5e4CihY
#chrome   #adblock   #chromextensions  ___

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2014-10-13 07:04:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Best Time To Post On Google+!
It's not "one size fit's all - Target audience's time zone; consider topics of your posts; and your objectives.
#googleplus   #socialmedia   #digitalmarketing  

When should you post on Google+?

There is no 'one size fits all' best time to post on Google+ for everybody, but you can use tools and your target audience to help you decide when you should post.

In a recent blog post +CircleCount suggests you consider the following:

1) Your target audience's time zone. Consider who you want to see your message and make sure that your posts are visible when they are likely to be checking Google+. You might adjust your posting scheduled based on when people are awake in their own time zone.

2) The topics of your posts. If you are posting about business-related topics, then you should try to post when people are likely to be at work. However, if your posts are more likely to be read while people are at home, then this will impact your posting schedule.

3) Consider your objectives. If you want people to plus one your posts, then timing is less likely to matter, compared to trying to get people to post comments and have a discussion.

Read Circle Count's full post at http://www.circlecount.com/blog/2014/04/the-best-time-to-post-on-google-plus/

Tools:

You can use Circle Count to analyze the performance of your post at http://www.circlecount.com/dashboard/?type=dayhouranalysis (checkout the heat maps towards the bottom)

You can also use Timing+ to see your historical post performance based on time and day: http://timing.minimali.se/

#GooglePlus   #Tips   #TimeToPost  ___Best Time To Post On Google+!
It's not "one size fit's all - Target audience's time zone; consider topics of your posts; and your objectives.
#googleplus   #socialmedia   #digitalmarketing  

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2014-10-13 07:02:47 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Social Media 2014: User Demographics For Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest! [Infographic]
#socialmedia   #twitter   #facebook   #pinterest   #infographic   #linkedin   #instagram  

Social Media 2014: User Demographics For Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest - infographic

Do you know which social media site teens visit most? Have you ever wondered which demographics dominate Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest?

Find out in this infographic which comes courtesy of Brittonmdg.

Some key stats:

• Nearly, 7 in every 10 internet users have a #Facebook account, and it is the favorite social networking site among adults.

• #LinkedIn appeals most to sub-urban residents, men and those with high-level income.

• Tumblr appeals most to urban area residents and 18 to 29 year olds.

• 21 percent of internet users use #Pinterest.

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399655788408/

Read it all here: http://www.brittonmdg.com/design-feature-social-media-demographic-infographic/

#socialmedia   #infographics   #twitter___Social Media 2014: User Demographics For Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest! [Infographic]
#socialmedia   #twitter   #facebook   #pinterest   #infographic   #linkedin   #instagram  

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2014-10-12 07:31:25 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

15 Experts Weigh In On "What is the WORST blogging advice you have ever heard or read?"!
http://madlemmings.com/2014/10/07/15-experts-share-worst-blogging-advice/
#blogging   #contentmarketing   #sem   #bloggers   #sem  

15 Experts Weigh In On "What is the WORST blogging advice you have ever heard or read?"!
http://madlemmings.com/2014/10/07/15-experts-share-worst-blogging-advice/
#blogging   #contentmarketing   #sem   #bloggers   #sem  ___

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2014-10-12 07:28:12 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Blog Ideas!
#blogs   #blogging   #contentmarketing  

10 Blog Post Ideas for Days You Feel Stuck
Ever have a day where you're stuck and need some blogging inspiration?

We've all been there! The good news? There are tried and true topics that can help get you unstuck!

+Kelly Cannon has put together 10 Blog Post Ideas that will kickstart your creative juices.

Each one is a great way to generate content that speaks to your target audience and shares fun and unique details about your company.

Which one do you like the most?

Read it here: http://thetakeactionwahm.com/10-blog-post-ideas-for-when-your-brain-just-isnt-making-it-happen/

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/159526011776529826/

#blogging   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness  ___Blog Ideas!
#blogs   #blogging   #contentmarketing  

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2014-10-12 07:26:37 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Growth of Social Media! [Infographic]
#socialmedia   #infographic   #digitalmarketing   #twitter   #facebook   #googleplus  

The Growth Of #SocialMedia #infographic http://bit.ly/1my89tO

A new study suggests half of all American adults are now on social networks. In fact, out of American adults who use the Internet, Pew found that nearly two-thirds use social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. Search Engine Journal agrees socia...

#socialmedia   #marketing   #growth   #internetmarketing   #seo  ___The Growth of Social Media! [Infographic]
#socialmedia   #infographic   #digitalmarketing   #twitter   #facebook   #googleplus  

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2014-10-11 04:27:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Building Your Digital Audience! [Infographic]
#digitalmarketing   #sem   #infographic   #onlinemarketing   #seo   #websites   #socialmedia  

 How to Grow Your Digital Audience .> http://bit.ly/1my89tO

#marketing   #socialmedia   #digitalmarketing   #internetmarketing  ___Building Your Digital Audience! [Infographic]
#digitalmarketing   #sem   #infographic   #onlinemarketing   #seo   #websites   #socialmedia  

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2014-10-11 04:25:56 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

SEO At A Glance! [Infographic]
#seo   #infographic   #searchengineoptimization  

SEO at a glance #seo   http://bit.ly/1my89tO___SEO At A Glance! [Infographic]
#seo   #infographic   #searchengineoptimization  

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2014-10-09 21:55:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Google+ Polls Rollout!
#googleplus  

Ask your audience what they think with Polls on Google+

Today Google's +Dennis Troper announced the release of Polls on Google+, you can read his annoucement at http://goo.gl/7LKx8A

When you create a post you will now see the Polls option on the right of the post types.

Happy polling! Be prepared for lots of polls today :-)___Google+ Polls Rollout!
#googleplus  

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2014-10-09 21:54:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

While everyone is talking about Google+ Polls
We have started counting Google+ Polls

Are you looking for an interesting poll?
Or do you want to find a poll with a lot of votes?
Here you go: http://www.circlecount.com/googlepolls/

You haven't heard about polls on Google+ yet?
You don't need to, Google+ launched this feature just 5 hours ago ;)

ping:
+Neila Rey and +Derek Ross for posing on the screenshot.
+Dennis Troper and +Dave Besbris for launching the polls
+martin shervington, +Mark Traphagen and +Ronnie Bincer for always being interested ;)

#circlecountupdate   #googlepluspolls  

While everyone is talking about Google+ Polls
We have started counting Google+ Polls

Are you looking for an interesting poll?
Or do you want to find a poll with a lot of votes?
Here you go: http://www.circlecount.com/googlepolls/

You haven't heard about polls on Google+ yet?
You don't need to, Google+ launched this feature just 5 hours ago ;)

ping:
+Neila Rey and +Derek Ross for posing on the screenshot.
+Dennis Troper and +Dave Besbris for launching the polls
+martin shervington, +Mark Traphagen and +Ronnie Bincer for always being interested ;)

#circlecountupdate   #googlepluspolls  ___

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2014-10-08 05:32:36 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Understanding Panda 4.1, and SEO Tips for Turning Losing Pages Into Winners!
http://moz.com/blog/panda-4-1
#panda   #google   #seo   #panda41   #websites  

Understanding Panda 4.1, and SEO Tips for Turning Losing Pages Into Winners!
http://moz.com/blog/panda-4-1
#panda   #google   #seo   #panda41   #websites  ___

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2014-10-07 06:26:48 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Fresh Data on Social Media Demographics!
#socialmedia   #digitalmarketing   #infographic  

Fresh Data on Social Media Demographics http://bit.ly/1my89tO

Social Media has been around for over 10 years now. Only in the last 5 years has it really blown up, due to internet access being more available and the ability to stay connected through our phones.___Fresh Data on Social Media Demographics!
#socialmedia   #digitalmarketing   #infographic  

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2014-10-07 06:23:43 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Five techniques for improving your posts on Google+!
#googleplus   #googleplustips   #socialmedia  

5 techniques for improving your posts on Google+

1. Consider your image and use it to grab attention.
2. Write a headline that is either 1 or 2 lines.
3. Pay attention to your opening sentence.
4. Write your body.
5. Choose your audience and share.

This is a quick summary from +Demian Farnworth of +Copyblogger. To read the full article and tips head to http://www.copyblogger.com/art-of-google-plus/

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/374361787749605506/

#GooglePlus   #Tips   #WritingPosts  ___Five techniques for improving your posts on Google+!
#googleplus   #googleplustips   #socialmedia  

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2014-10-07 06:20:54 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

4 Ways to Use Images as a Background in your Design!
#sem   #webdesign   #images  

4 Ways to Use Images as a Background in your Design http://bit.ly/1s5Mr1f___4 Ways to Use Images as a Background in your Design!
#sem   #webdesign   #images  

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2014-10-07 06:19:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Ello Cheat Sheet Makes It A Little Easier!
#ello   #socialmedia   #ellotips   #infographic  

Cheat Sheet For Making Ello A Little Easier by +GreenMellen Media

New to Ello and not sure how to format your posts? 

Use the chart below, that will serve as your quick guide to the various markdown codes that can help you get more out of Ello.

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399655727968/

Source: http://www.greenmellenmedia.com/cheat-sheet-ello/

Also read:
Official post from Ello: How to Format Text Posts: goo.gl/2rizx3.

and
Ello: The Complete Guide to the Ad Free Social Network: by +Stone Temple Consulting goo.gl/fFkNU8.

#ello   #socialmediatips   #ellotips  ___Ello Cheat Sheet Makes It A Little Easier!
#ello   #socialmedia   #ellotips   #infographic  

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2014-10-06 18:08:33 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Did someone say the Penguin is dancing again?
#humor   #penguin   #google  

To cute :-) :-) ___Did someone say the Penguin is dancing again?
#humor   #penguin   #google  

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2014-10-06 05:14:59 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

SEO for Small Business Cheatsheet!
#seo   #business   #infographic  

SEO for Small Business check out this great #infographic  

#seotips  http://bit.ly/1my89tO

Our goal is to attract new visitors to your site, while mastering the art of converting those visitors into leads. Then, cashing in those leads for paying Customers is what we do best. It’s as simple as that! Seo and Inbound Marketing services will put your product or service in front of people who are looking for solutions.___SEO for Small Business Cheatsheet!
#seo   #business   #infographic  

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2014-10-06 05:12:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google and the Transparent Semantic Web - Everything matters, everything is connected!
#semanticsearch   #seo   #semanticweb   #google  

The End of Trolling?

Identity on the semantic web is an issue upon which is based the trust of information, our willingness to part with personal data (or not), the quality of engagement and uptake in social networks, the web we are building plus, something greater: the ability of the web to be mapped onto the real world and begin to erase the traditional barriers between online and offline. Plus we may just see the end of trolling. 

Google has began to crack that problem. Its move away from authorship and the relaxation of the real names issue on G+ are the result of improvements it is making on its ability on this front. We're not quite there yet but finally we are beginning to see that in the transparent semantic web everything matters, everything is connected and if you're into trolling you're on the endangered species list. 

+Eric Enge +Mark Traphagen and yours truly will be discussing some of that in the coming #dmashow : http://goo.gl/0gmXTO 

#semanticsearch  
#digitalidentity  ___Google and the Transparent Semantic Web - Everything matters, everything is connected!
#semanticsearch   #seo   #semanticweb   #google  

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2014-10-05 14:37:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The History of Chat: From Stone Scribbles to Swipeable Screens! [Infographic]
#tech   #infographic   #chat   #socialmedia   #pinterest  

The History of Chat: From Stone Scribbles to Swipeable Screens - infographic

Long ago, communication began with simple hand drawn imagery. Through the years, we've evolved to more advance forms of communication, and yet thanks to, technology, internet and social media, we've shifted back to images as a method of communication.

Take a look at this infographic from +WhoIsHostingThis.com that'll walk you through the evolution of chat.

Pin it: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399655707126/

See the complete infographic here: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2014/09/17/evolution-of-chat/

#infographic   #technology___The History of Chat: From Stone Scribbles to Swipeable Screens! [Infographic]
#tech   #infographic   #chat   #socialmedia   #pinterest  

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2014-10-05 14:35:51 (0 comments, 14 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

21 Rules for Content Marketing! [Infographic]
#contentmarketing   #digitalmarketing   #infogrphic  

  #contentmarketing  . 21 New Rules for Content Marketing

WHAT ARE YOUR MARKETING NEEDS? WE BROKE IT INTO 4 CATEGORIES check out---> http://bit.ly/1my89tO___21 Rules for Content Marketing! [Infographic]
#contentmarketing   #digitalmarketing   #infogrphic  

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2014-10-05 06:45:11 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What is Content Marketing? And how to use Google+ to do it brilliantly!
#contentmarketing   #googleplus   #googleplustips  

What is Content Marketing? And how to use Google+ to do it brilliantly! (6 VIDEOS)
If you are interested in know more how I approach content creation and delivering using Google+, then this will get you flying...
#googleplusforbusiness    #contentmarketing  ___What is Content Marketing? And how to use Google+ to do it brilliantly!
#contentmarketing   #googleplus   #googleplustips  

Buttons

A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly in a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

SEO on Google+ - Search Engine OptimizationCircloscope