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Jason McDonald has been at 1 events

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Google Ads1,722,214Thanks for joining our Hangout!Please fill out our feedback survey after the Hangout at http://goo.gl/QW9ZBAlso, we've included the links from the Hangout below:- Success Stories: www.goo.gl/EKRGC- Retail Promotions: http://www.google.com/offers/business/promotions/- Google Shopping Microsite: www.google.com/ads/shopping- Google Commerce Blog: www.googlecommerce.blogspot.com- Google Merchant Center: www.google.com/merchantsFinally, you can check out this Hangout along with a host of other helpful videos at the Google Business YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/GoogleBusiness-What you used to know as Product Search in the U.S. has just transitioned to a new commercial experience, based on Product Listing Ads, called "Google Shopping."  We are making it easier for retailers of all sizes to compete and acquire customers more efficiently.In this session you'll hear about pertinent best practices for succeeding in the new Google Shopping experience.  We'll cover campaign structures and bidding strategies -- from simple to advanced -- with a special focus on holiday products and promotions.  We'll share retailer success stories.  And, we'll take a quick look at upcoming features.Post your questions here and we'll answer some in the Hangout.Google Shopping - Bidding Strategies for the Holidays2012-10-29 18:00:00123 

Jason McDonald has been shared in 21 public circles

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Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers 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 ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
Camilla De Felice147THE BEST Circle of the DAY #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-02-27 11:15:14434181220
Alessandro Folghera34,330#TOPSEO #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) #SEOsharedcircle   #socialmediamarketing   #seosocial   #seo   #searchengineoptimizationcircle   #seoprohets   #seoengagers   #seomasters   #seoevangelists   #seostrategists   #googlenotprovided   #seoprofessionals   #sem #ottimizzazionemotoridiricerca   #optimizaciondelmotordebúsqueda   #searchengineoptimization   #mobilemarketing  Special thanks to:Matteo Pelucchi   +Matteo PelucchiSean Patrick Si   +Sean Patrick SiAJ Kohn   +AJ KohnDan Petrovic   +Dan PetrovicPete Cashmore   +Pete CashmoreCindy Krum   2014-01-28 05:55:35429261530
Alessandro Folghera33,382#TOPSEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - 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 ...        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 circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     2014-01-21 09:04:16409151425
Rob Gordon38,275Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed & Small Business Owners.  SUPPLEMENTAL CIRCLE 3This is my third and final supplemental circle of the popular set of circles of the same name that I have published here since early in the history of Google+.  I have to retire this approach, because it has become circumvented by the new communities function which is a better tecnnology for this, but I promised a number of people I would include them in these circles, and I need to keep that promise.  This last supplemental circle is a grab bag of all different kinds of entrepreneurs - from influential industry leaders, to people running little struggling ventures, and everything in between.   If you want a little jolt of  of entrepreneurial energy then this circle would be a good place to start. There is no rhyme or reason to the selection - just people who caught my eye - there are some very smart birds in this one though so you may want to take a look.  If you really want to "entrepreneuralize" your stream go to our original set of shared circles and add those as you see fit. http://goo.gl/P0IrgUnfortunately, this method is simply no longer manageable or effective.  I am simply missing too many good people with this approach so with this last shared supplemental  this will no longer be maintained or updated, though I may continue to publish smaller, more specialized shared circles.   In a way, I am sad to see this go.  It is probably the most successful thing I have done on Google+ and I am rather proud of it.  I think it helped to make the entrepreneurs and small business owners on Google+ far more interconnected than they would have been otherwise, but all good things must come to an end. The good news is that these shared circles have been replaced with a community of the same name.  The "Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed & Small Business Community" has more than 8,000 members and is growing like mad.  More significantly, people are not just "posting stuff" - they are actively engaging in discussions, meeting each other personally. coming up with ideas and addressing any number of important small business issues.   In ny humble opinion, this is the best business community on Google+.  It is already being discussed on other social networks - Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and blog posts - and we even got a mention in "Inc Magazine".  I believe that we in the small business community, even the most humble among us, could become far more powerful if we figure out ways to work together and use our massive brainpower to our mutual advantage.  We are going to continue to throw everything but the kitchen sink at this to make it happen.  If this is your thing, I hope you continue joining us.  This community can be found at this link: http://goo.gl/ejG9P  2013-02-11 22:57:081001616
Randy Culler3,593This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-10 13:25:23139404
Randy Culler3,511This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount2012-08-03 19:29:01138001
Randy Culler3,055This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheday #circlecount  2012-07-26 17:02:48134414
Chris Cota0Hybrid Circle - #snowballeffect   #nothingbutcircles  Cool G+ Chicks! Circle them! from +Michelle Marie  and  "Social Media Peeps" from +Scott Ayres  #sharedcirclessharedacirclewithyou   #sharingiscaring   #circleshare  #livewelllaughoftenlovemuch  2012-07-20 21:19:52293012
Randy Culler2,573This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-07-12 11:02:34127011
Randy Culler2,204This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles2012-06-21 11:00:06126512
Randy Culler2,170This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare #publiccircles #circlecount #publicsharedcircles  2012-06-16 12:54:28116412
Randy Culler2,107This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included#kindlefire #circleshare2012-06-01 10:35:221091035
Randy Culler1,951This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #circlecount #kindlefire2012-05-12 12:26:03102503
Randy Culler1,833This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-26 10:43:0399001
Randy Culler1,612This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #circleshare #kindlefire #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles2012-04-13 10:59:2696800
Randy Culler1,320This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included #kindlefire #circleshare2012-03-30 10:58:5283502
Randy Culler1,152This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-03-15 17:01:00741001
Randy Culler902This is my shared circle of #kindlefire users. Comment if you'd like to be included.+Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Google+2012-02-04 14:02:4462301
Randy Culler843This is my shared circle of Kindle Fire users. Drop me a comment if you'd like to be included2012-01-27 12:07:2552011
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2014-10-17 23:17:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google strikes out against 'TopSEOs.' I personally never really participated in 'TopSEOs,' but have nothing against their service. That said, you have to wonder about Google's policy of FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt against the SEO community... that has become their hallmark of late. If TopSEOs were TopDoctors... would the penalty have been as drastic?

Most reshares: 2

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2014-09-28 21:33:02 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

RIP Yahoo Directory.  For those who know.. bye bye akebono. We're all Googlers now.

Most plusones: 7

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2014-09-01 17:34:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Humor and Marketing. Two sites I recommend if you like to laugh, and you like to market.

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2014-10-24 18:04:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Quality Score Explained.  I hate Quality Score in AdWords. Here's my rant as to why. http://bit.ly/1wuHAGp

Quality Score Explained.  I hate Quality Score in AdWords. Here's my rant as to why. http://bit.ly/1wuHAGp___

2014-10-20 17:21:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Does anyone really use the G+ one button?

Does anyone really use the G+ one button?___

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2014-10-17 23:17:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google strikes out against 'TopSEOs.' I personally never really participated in 'TopSEOs,' but have nothing against their service. That said, you have to wonder about Google's policy of FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt against the SEO community... that has become their hallmark of late. If TopSEOs were TopDoctors... would the penalty have been as drastic?

Google strikes out against 'TopSEOs.' I personally never really participated in 'TopSEOs,' but have nothing against their service. That said, you have to wonder about Google's policy of FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt against the SEO community... that has become their hallmark of late. If TopSEOs were TopDoctors... would the penalty have been as drastic?___

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2014-10-17 13:23:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google's Cash Cow: AdWords. Wall Street is growing frustrated, and I can understand why.

Google's Cash Cow: AdWords. Wall Street is growing frustrated, and I can understand why.___

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2014-10-15 23:44:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Fun with Google Suggest. Here's my latest Haiku from Google.  OK it's not a Haiku, but it's funny.

Fun with Google Suggest. Here's my latest Haiku from Google.  OK it's not a Haiku, but it's funny.___

2014-10-15 13:40:27 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I just deleted Upworthy from my Feedly.  (Gosh tech words can sound weird).  Every Upworthy post was a) formulaic and b) politically correct.  So I just got sick of them.  What is your opinion of Upworthy?

I just deleted Upworthy from my Feedly.  (Gosh tech words can sound weird).  Every Upworthy post was a) formulaic and b) politically correct.  So I just got sick of them.  What is your opinion of Upworthy?___

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2014-10-13 14:29:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

AMC's Internet Marketing for 'The Book of Life.' Some thoughts. http://bit.ly/1qjr9IV

AMC's Internet Marketing for 'The Book of Life.' Some thoughts. http://bit.ly/1qjr9IV___

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2014-10-08 03:05:54 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Hashtag #AdWords fail.  Here's a funny image from AdWords - I searched for ICE-9 from the Cat's Cradle novel, and of course - here come the ads!

Hashtag #AdWords fail.  Here's a funny image from AdWords - I searched for ICE-9 from the Cat's Cradle novel, and of course - here come the ads!___

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2014-10-07 21:48:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Google+ is Thriving?  But no numbers.  I love headlines - they just can say so much about the doublespeak of corporations.

Google+ is Thriving?  But no numbers.  I love headlines - they just can say so much about the doublespeak of corporations.___

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2014-10-07 19:02:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Yelp for business owners. Here's my resource list: http://wp.me/p54xLs-kR

Yelp for business owners. Here's my resource list: http://wp.me/p54xLs-kR___

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2014-10-07 02:25:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Do header tags improve SEO? Do Rabbit Foots bring luck? Yes (and no).  http://bit.ly/1EmQxa3

Do header tags improve SEO? Do Rabbit Foots bring luck? Yes (and no).  http://bit.ly/1EmQxa3___

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2014-10-02 14:40:56 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Title Tag Optimization. It's so banal. It's so important. It becomes your headline on Google... It must include the target keywords and it must shout out (or whisper)... Please please click on me.  Some thoughts on Title tag optimization for SEO in this timeless article.

Title Tag Optimization. It's so banal. It's so important. It becomes your headline on Google... It must include the target keywords and it must shout out (or whisper)... Please please click on me.  Some thoughts on Title tag optimization for SEO in this timeless article.___

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2014-09-30 15:18:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

In case you missed it: Updates to Google's "Quality Guidelines," and authorship (in the sense of who wrote what, not Google+ authorship which died).

In case you missed it: Updates to Google's "Quality Guidelines," and authorship (in the sense of who wrote what, not Google+ authorship which died).___

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2014-09-30 14:58:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

HTTPS and SEO.  Should you switch?  I'm not sure; I do agree that much of this is a "publicity stunt" by Google to improve their image around security.  Here's an interesting article - I really like this blog, as it has an "edge" to it.  Not the usual blithering babble.

HTTPS and SEO.  Should you switch?  I'm not sure; I do agree that much of this is a "publicity stunt" by Google to improve their image around security.  Here's an interesting article - I really like this blog, as it has an "edge" to it.  Not the usual blithering babble.___

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2014-09-29 13:34:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Your Facebook App on Your Phone is Watching You.  From the New York Times, "If a person is logged into the Facebook app on a smartphone, the company has the ability to see what other apps he or she is using and could show ads within those apps."

Your Facebook App on Your Phone is Watching You.  From the New York Times, "If a person is logged into the Facebook app on a smartphone, the company has the ability to see what other apps he or she is using and could show ads within those apps."___

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2014-09-28 21:33:02 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

RIP Yahoo Directory.  For those who know.. bye bye akebono. We're all Googlers now.

RIP Yahoo Directory.  For those who know.. bye bye akebono. We're all Googlers now.___

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2014-09-26 02:52:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'll be teaching #Socialmedia at BAVC in San Francisco on Saturday and in November. They're having a fun, one hour bash tomorrow - Friday - as well.

I'll be teaching #Socialmedia at BAVC in San Francisco on Saturday and in November. They're having a fun, one hour bash tomorrow - Friday - as well.___

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2014-09-25 16:00:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

And we can create customers who love us - by 1) great products or services, 2) happy staff.  I just visited this new coffee shop in Fremont... and it was so wonderful... that I a) reviewed them on G+ and b) reviewed them on Yelp. Question: do you a) provide an amazing product or service? b) have a happy staff? c) do everything honestly possible to encourage positive reviews and buzz on the Internet?

And we can create customers who love us - by 1) great products or services, 2) happy staff.  I just visited this new coffee shop in Fremont... and it was so wonderful... that I a) reviewed them on G+ and b) reviewed them on Yelp. Question: do you a) provide an amazing product or service? b) have a happy staff? c) do everything honestly possible to encourage positive reviews and buzz on the Internet?___

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2014-09-17 04:12:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

We can create customers who really, really hate us. HP is teaching me how.  Learn more.

We can create customers who really, really hate us. HP is teaching me how.  Learn more.___

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2014-09-16 15:38:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Someday in the near future humans will lose the ability to read. The Web will all be pictures.  And grunts. And drones will deliver us stuff.  Part of marketing to this emerging non-literate culture is Slideshare. Pictures good. Must make pictures.  Words bad.  Reading hard.  Check out this informative post on Slideshare (Spoiler alert: reading IS required).

Someday in the near future humans will lose the ability to read. The Web will all be pictures.  And grunts. And drones will deliver us stuff.  Part of marketing to this emerging non-literate culture is Slideshare. Pictures good. Must make pictures.  Words bad.  Reading hard.  Check out this informative post on Slideshare (Spoiler alert: reading IS required).___

2014-09-16 15:33:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Here's a new competitive metrics tool.  Input your domain (or a competitor) and get some basic facts about traffic, keywords, referrers and all that. Do you think it's useful?  Or just fluff?

Here's a new competitive metrics tool.  Input your domain (or a competitor) and get some basic facts about traffic, keywords, referrers and all that. Do you think it's useful?  Or just fluff?___

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2014-09-13 16:16:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I used to love Progressive Insurance's #SEO. Yikes! Look now, they've shot themselves in the foot. http://bit.ly/1uuBDKq

I used to love Progressive Insurance's #SEO. Yikes! Look now, they've shot themselves in the foot. http://bit.ly/1uuBDKq___

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2014-09-12 14:36:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Get Your Content Indexed by Google, Faster. Here's a nifty trick on how to get Google to find, and index your new content.  This doesn't mean it will rank; but getting indexed is of course the first step.

Get Your Content Indexed by Google, Faster. Here's a nifty trick on how to get Google to find, and index your new content.  This doesn't mean it will rank; but getting indexed is of course the first step.___

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2014-09-11 14:22:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Google Algorithm SEO Ranking Factors Search Metrics has released their latest PDF / study of what makes Google tick. An interesting read with some new insights... but the oldies but goodies (TITLE tags and Links) still go on and on and on and on...

Google Algorithm SEO Ranking Factors Search Metrics has released their latest PDF / study of what makes Google tick. An interesting read with some new insights... but the oldies but goodies (TITLE tags and Links) still go on and on and on and on...___

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2014-09-10 14:49:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Be Cool, Fool. Google is making it easier to add and control sitelinks and in-site search.  Branded search is when someone searches for your company name, and you want to be cool, fool.

Be Cool, Fool. Google is making it easier to add and control sitelinks and in-site search.  Branded search is when someone searches for your company name, and you want to be cool, fool.___

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2014-09-09 16:48:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Being Bad in Link Building Might be Good. I've had this suspicion myself - there's too much of a good thing, and then there's too little.  But for some link-building tactics a little old fashioned link building is actually good.

Being Bad in Link Building Might be Good. I've had this suspicion myself - there's too much of a good thing, and then there's too little.  But for some link-building tactics a little old fashioned link building is actually good.___

2014-09-09 02:13:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I totally wanted to sell dangerous counterfeit knives to enable dishonest behavior using inappropriate content and offensive language!  Check out Google's new AdWords Policy Center. New policies go into effect this month. Gosh Google can't a guy have some fun?

I totally wanted to sell dangerous counterfeit knives to enable dishonest behavior using inappropriate content and offensive language!  Check out Google's new AdWords Policy Center. New policies go into effect this month. Gosh Google can't a guy have some fun?___

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2014-09-08 14:27:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Facebook is aggressively moving into video marketing. Read today's announcement, and find other ways to market your videos online.

Facebook is aggressively moving into video marketing. Read today's announcement, and find other ways to market your videos online.___

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2014-09-03 15:52:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Panda Penalty and Avoiding It. Here's a great lil' article about factors creating a Panda penalty.  One I think is very important AND easy: a few OUTBOUND links to quality sites in your own industry. 

Panda Penalty and Avoiding It. Here's a great lil' article about factors creating a Panda penalty.  One I think is very important AND easy: a few OUTBOUND links to quality sites in your own industry. ___

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2014-09-01 17:34:16 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Humor and Marketing. Two sites I recommend if you like to laugh, and you like to market.

Humor and Marketing. Two sites I recommend if you like to laugh, and you like to market.___

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2014-08-30 13:41:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Instagram's #Hyperlapse. Pay attention marketers!

Instagram's #Hyperlapse. Pay attention marketers!___

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2014-08-29 04:18:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

With Google+ Authorship Dead - What's the Point of Google+?

With Google+ Authorship Dead - What's the Point of Google+?___

2014-08-29 03:02:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google Kills Authorship. Oh the struggles of Google+!  Authorship was a great idea, but it never took off.  Which is to say pretty much Google+ (outside of Google+ local) is not very strong... Google+ seems to be trending towards being a vanity product by Google - the "also ran" of social media.  "Also ran" to Facebook as a general platform, and even an "also ran" to Yelp in local. Thoughts about the impending demise of not just authorship but Google+ itself?

I’ve been involved since we first started testing authorship markup and displaying it in search results. We've gotten lots of useful feedback from all kinds of webmasters and users, and we've tweaked, updated, and honed recognition and displaying of authorship information. Unfortunately, we've also observed that this information isn’t as useful to our users as we’d hoped, and can even distract from those results. With this in mind, we've made the difficult decision to stop showing authorship in search results. 

(If you’re curious -- in our tests, removing authorship generally does not seem to reduce traffic to sites. Nor does it increase clicks on ads. We make these kinds of changes to improve our users’ experience.)

On a personal note, it's been fun and interesting travelling the road of authorship with all of you. There have been weird quirks, bugs, some spam to fight, but the most rewarding thing has been (and will continue to be) interacting with webmasters themselves. We realize authorship wasn't always easy to implement, and we greatly appreciate the effort you put into continually improving your sites for your users.  Thank you!

Going forward, we're strongly committed to continuing and expanding our support of structured markup (such as schema.org). This markup helps all search engines better understand the content and context of pages on the web, and we'll continue to use it to show rich snippets in search results.

It’s also worth mentioning that Search users will still see Google+ posts from friends and pages when they’re relevant to the query — both in the main results, and on the right-hand side. Today’s authorship change doesn’t impact these social features.

As always, we’ll keep expanding and improving the set of free tools we provide to make it easier for you to optimize your sites. Thank you again, and please keep the feedback coming.___Google Kills Authorship. Oh the struggles of Google+!  Authorship was a great idea, but it never took off.  Which is to say pretty much Google+ (outside of Google+ local) is not very strong... Google+ seems to be trending towards being a vanity product by Google - the "also ran" of social media.  "Also ran" to Facebook as a general platform, and even an "also ran" to Yelp in local. Thoughts about the impending demise of not just authorship but Google+ itself?

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2014-08-27 14:07:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Social Media and Politics: Bye, Bye, Diversity. Birds of a feather flock together, and apparently on social media Dem's associate with Dem's, and Repub's with Repub's. All made worse by algorithms which show us more of what we just watched.

Social Media and Politics: Bye, Bye, Diversity. Birds of a feather flock together, and apparently on social media Dem's associate with Dem's, and Repub's with Repub's. All made worse by algorithms which show us more of what we just watched.___

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2014-08-26 01:59:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Profit Driven Marketing. So, Google AdWords releases a study that concludes (guess what?), we should all be bidding higher on AdWords, and spending more money. So my question to you is at what point does research become self-serving propaganda, or is this a legitimate study, or is it somewhere in the middle?  It "might" be true, but then when I read the study... it just sounded sort of like a used car salesman talking to me. In my humble opinion.  What are your thoughts on "sponsored" research by Google, the Tobacco industry, the Kale Council, etc.?  Good for marketing, or are people just too skeptical to believe it?

Profit Driven Marketing. So, Google AdWords releases a study that concludes (guess what?), we should all be bidding higher on AdWords, and spending more money. So my question to you is at what point does research become self-serving propaganda, or is this a legitimate study, or is it somewhere in the middle?  It "might" be true, but then when I read the study... it just sounded sort of like a used car salesman talking to me. In my humble opinion.  What are your thoughts on "sponsored" research by Google, the Tobacco industry, the Kale Council, etc.?  Good for marketing, or are people just too skeptical to believe it?___

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2014-08-25 22:43:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Beginners Guide to Link Building. The hardest, most difficult, and most important part of SEO success: links. Here's the latest in beginner's guide.  Tip: skip to about the end, it tells you what to do.

Beginners Guide to Link Building. The hardest, most difficult, and most important part of SEO success: links. Here's the latest in beginner's guide.  Tip: skip to about the end, it tells you what to do.___

2014-08-25 20:35:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google+ - Does it really matter?  I'm almost at 5000 followers on G+, so I'm wondering for that 5000th, should I give him / her - a puppy? a hug? a Google mug?  William Shatner did this on Twitter... what do you think? 

Google+ - Does it really matter?  I'm almost at 5000 followers on G+, so I'm wondering for that 5000th, should I give him / her - a puppy? a hug? a Google mug?  William Shatner did this on Twitter... what do you think? ___

2014-08-22 22:38:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Yelp Class Action. Yelp is among the most hated of all social media (I know from participants in my classes). So now they have an investor lawsuit.  BUT it's an incredibly important site AND it's heavily used, especially in BLUE states.  Love Yelp?  Hate Yelp? But don't ignore Yelp?

Yelp Class Action. Yelp is among the most hated of all social media (I know from participants in my classes). So now they have an investor lawsuit.  BUT it's an incredibly important site AND it's heavily used, especially in BLUE states.  Love Yelp?  Hate Yelp? But don't ignore Yelp?___

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2014-08-22 22:24:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Google Semantic Search & Facebook Semantic Search: Fooey. I'm setting up a Facebook ad about entertainment, and it's suggestions are - bass guitar (a lil narrow?), television (not TV, I guess people wanting to BUY a TV), and then Music or Dance (pretty relevant). Oh Terminator, you are just not yet ready to take over the world.  Hold on, what did you say, Siri?

Google Semantic Search & Facebook Semantic Search: Fooey. I'm setting up a Facebook ad about entertainment, and it's suggestions are - bass guitar (a lil narrow?), television (not TV, I guess people wanting to BUY a TV), and then Music or Dance (pretty relevant). Oh Terminator, you are just not yet ready to take over the world.  Hold on, what did you say, Siri?___

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2014-08-22 15:00:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Pitch a Journalist a Story. How? #1 Twitter. #2 Email. Free report from Vocus... But I've already told you the take-aways.  Oh, and guess what, print media is dying...  Shocking new revelation!

Pitch a Journalist a Story. How? #1 Twitter. #2 Email. Free report from Vocus... But I've already told you the take-aways.  Oh, and guess what, print media is dying...  Shocking new revelation!___

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2014-08-21 02:03:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google Blog Search is Dead.  Alas.  But if you use the 'tbm' code, you can still access it.  Google is pretty sloppy about leaving the old tools with a nice back door.

Google Blog Search is Dead.  Alas.  But if you use the 'tbm' code, you can still access it.  Google is pretty sloppy about leaving the old tools with a nice back door.___

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2014-08-19 22:09:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Gloria's is blogging for us, and loved social media world. Here's her take on this important show.

Gloria's is blogging for us, and loved social media world. Here's her take on this important show.___

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2014-08-19 21:28:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Viral oops.  Oh can one actually "shame" a Kardashian?  I think that's only possible in theory. 

Viral oops.  Oh can one actually "shame" a Kardashian?  I think that's only possible in theory. ___

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2014-08-16 14:35:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Email marketing and Rodney Dangerfield. It don't get no respect. http://jm-seotips.org/?p=37914

Email marketing and Rodney Dangerfield. It don't get no respect. http://jm-seotips.org/?p=37914___

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2014-08-15 14:36:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

AdWords and the Drug Pusher. Always, always, always Google is incented to make your campaigns / keyword "too broad." For you as an advertiser LESS is MORE. For Google MORE is MORE. So pay attention to the new changes!

AdWords and the Drug Pusher. Always, always, always Google is incented to make your campaigns / keyword "too broad." For you as an advertiser LESS is MORE. For Google MORE is MORE. So pay attention to the new changes!___

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2014-08-13 17:58:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

AdWords Location Extensions.  Google is consolidating everything around Google+, including location extensions.  No longer will you be able to manually enter an address.  A sign that G+ is here to stay.

AdWords Location Extensions.  Google is consolidating everything around Google+, including location extensions.  No longer will you be able to manually enter an address.  A sign that G+ is here to stay.___

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2014-08-13 16:35:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Linkarati Link Bait. Yeah, I'll take the bait.  They've created a wonderful list of link building resources and ideas. Check it out y'all!

Linkarati Link Bait. Yeah, I'll take the bait.  They've created a wonderful list of link building resources and ideas. Check it out y'all!___

2014-08-13 13:47:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Bing Webmaster / SEO Guidelines. Mark Twain said if he'd had more time, he'd have written a shorter novel. Bing does us all a favor with this VERY short but right-on-target guide to SEO basics. I love Bing (sorry Google).

Bing Webmaster / SEO Guidelines. Mark Twain said if he'd had more time, he'd have written a shorter novel. Bing does us all a favor with this VERY short but right-on-target guide to SEO basics. I love Bing (sorry Google).___

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2014-08-13 13:32:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Social Media, SEO and ROI. Gosh that's two acronyms in one headline. Not surprisingly, SEO beats out social media in terms of ROI. User intent drives search, and social sharing is much weaker. Read this thought-provoking article for more info.

Social Media, SEO and ROI. Gosh that's two acronyms in one headline. Not surprisingly, SEO beats out social media in terms of ROI. User intent drives search, and social sharing is much weaker. Read this thought-provoking article for more info.___

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2014-08-11 17:50:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

More on the Amazon self-publishing industry.  Sure, this was funded and produced by Amazon but the author and her story are real. So which is better: traditional publishing or self-publishing?  Or perhaps both can co-exist?

More on the Amazon self-publishing industry.  Sure, this was funded and produced by Amazon but the author and her story are real. So which is better: traditional publishing or self-publishing?  Or perhaps both can co-exist?___

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