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Mark Traphagen has been shared in 626 public circles

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John Nuntiatio0#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484010CC G+
Shivakant Tripathi1,650IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS WORK PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:  1. Plus the post  2. Share the post  3. Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.  4. Request to be added in comments or let me know if you should be in it and for some reason are not. (。◕‿◕。)#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers #followback   #awesomecircles #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles 2014-04-16 21:12:28436015CC G+
Ryan Johnson2,352sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     #myseoissocial     #besocial     #socializethesocial     #trust   #circles   #sharedcircle     #followers      #social     #socialnetworking     2014-04-16 05:12:352627210CC G+
Richard Paulik4,758Dragon's Eye Circle Volume 5!  (Updated 4/15/14)Revised and improved circle! Welcome new members!I have personally assembled a circle of some of the most legendary and highly prospective engagers that the Google+ community has to offer. I call this elite circle share the "Dragon's Eye Circle"  and it is a great honor and privilege to be a part of this unique social network. These profiles are extremely active and will help you to build a large following that will help you share your posts, content, and material.If you are interested in becoming a part of this esteemed circle please follow the guidelines below.1. Add me and share the Dragon's Eye Circle with your friends and communities.2. +1 this post.3. Leave a comment saying that you would like to be included.4. Join the Dragon's Eye Circle Sharing Community. (link below)https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108895721684215302696I will be checking the post activity daily to make sure that all new circle members have completed the above steps and I will be using my circloscope application to remove any duplicate or fake profiles. Members that have been inactive for more than 20 days will also be excluded from the circle. The Dragon's Eye Circle is filling up fast so get in while you still can!Thank you everyone for your support and cooperation!Richard Paulik#topsharedcircle   #facciamolastoria   #leonardo   #deroplus   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social   #socialnetworking   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #googleplus   2014-04-15 23:36:29463222234CC G+
Chris Cota24,003The Snowball Circle #taxday is in Effect. We have over 20 new members and as the tradition as been started I will continue to share this circle everytime it grows.Trending #taxday #googleglass  Follow all steps below for it to work.OK awesome on each   #snowballcircle share we average 50 engagements. I have passed 23,000   #folllowers gaining 1300 a month. TO BE A PART of the most active circle on   #google plus it is simple!1. ADD the circle this insures you stay in it.2. Share the post.3. Plus the post4. Comment to be added once you have done this!That is all simple right!+Linda Dee +Tazein Mirza Saad +Soko Llc. - Soko Marketing +MONTLICK & ASSOCIATES, Georgia Injury Attorneys +Karen Michelle +shane wahner +Google Glass +Mott Marvin Kornicki +Mike Pachulski +Daniel Stock +Scott Buehler +ATL Computer Dude +MORE CRAZY ENTERTAINMENT +5ive Mics 2014-04-15 14:59:0036291432CC G+
Gregg Lantz2,962Tomorrow is a taxing day here in the United States. You get to decide if you want to buy Glass (sorry IRS). If you're not sure and would like to know what others are saying, add this circle.  You'll be able to look at public posts from people that use Glass and people that purchased Glass and put it on the shelf while software was being developed. You'll get both sides of the story. Hopefully this circle will help make the decision process a little easier. Don't forget to post your questions with #askanexplorer  so  people can chime in and help answer your questions. #glassexplorers   #throughglass   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #wearables   #wearabletech   #glasswaiters  2014-04-14 21:08:59425004CC G+
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 22:47:58480638CC G+
John Nuntiatio33,101#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health #tennis #europe   #asia   #america   #africa   #australia   #football   #golf   #basketball   #news  2014-04-09 06:25:5632961311CC G+
Catherine Tramell2,290My April Google + circleJoin this circle and also shareWelcome to  my latest Full Circle Edition of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves! few suggestion and request1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above #Dublin   #uk   #london   #vacation  #circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #authiclevol46 #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer 2014-04-09 05:09:39216549CC G+
Wade Harman11,655Circle of ThanksThank you to everyone that watched the hangout today with myself, +Jay Baer and +Mark Traphagen    Everyone included here had some type of engagement on the show.I want to remind you to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can watch the past shows here: http://goo.gl/NcNImxAlso, if you forgot, circle +NOD3x  and try out their awesome Google Plus tool (free) http://goo.gl/hVniiZMust Read BookYour next book needs to be YouTility from Jay Baer!  Find out why you should do what you do in this great read! http://goo.gl/LT7KCjI also invite each of you to come to the Relationship Marketing community here on G+! http://goo.gl/xmXdVNSo add all of these people to your circles, and start making some new relationships today!#ChocolateCricket 2014-04-05 05:35:1942124CC G+
martin shervington343,845A circle of thanks on a fine Friday in April!It has been an AMAZING couple of weeks and I want to give a quick shout out to you all for being around. Especially thanks to everyone for their support around the conference last week, and with the PYB Academy announcement yesterday.And if you weren't involved in either then you probably said something that made me chuckle or smile.Have a lovely weekend and catch you soon! #thanksfromthebrit  2014-04-04 14:28:291457130111CC G+
Amaresh Singh0Great circle shared  AprilThis circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement .Boost 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 post#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus  #community #followback   #followers     #gplus   #influence  #leadership   #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags  #ripples   #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle   #socialmedia #theplus #tcs  #team2014-04-04 13:10:16494115CC G+
Ian Archibald19,730People I Learn FromWe all have people we like to learn from, who we might look up to to act as a mentor and people we connect with.  This share is people who meet these criteria for me.I haven't crafted any circle shares of late, and those who remember the shares that I created during Christmas took a lot of effort - sorting through 100's of posts, locating the top people/posts/engagement, etc.  The last significant one I did took me over 7 hours to produce.  I really enjoy creating them, but alas I don't have that much time.Who's in this circle?A lot of people you likely know and may already have circled. There are educators, scientists, speakers, developers, SEO Experts and just plain awesome people.I know many people like to add rules to their circle shares. Personally, I don't. There are many reasons for this, but let's just say, I don't like spam and the countless BS Community requests that surely follow. In short, don't blindly add people just for the sake of doing so.How Can I Get Into This Circle?I don't add people blindly.  Each person in this list has been vetted. If there needs to be some rules to end up here...• Be active - No activity = no circle.• Create Quality Content - I want to hear what you have to say• Be Original - Be Awesome• Engage with people. If you're not being seen, who will find you?Hope you all have a great week!2014-03-31 01:02:36186182222CC G+
Richi Jennings57,419Sunday Circle Share of Awesome... ~ A big HELLO to all the new Plussers I met over the past few weeks -- and a few I reconnected with. In the main, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+. Also, feel free to share this publicly. Spread the love! Missed the previous share? Go here: plus.google.com/+richijennings/posts/9YV2AsGVPcv If you're using the G+ mobile app, this may not work correctly, because circle sharing doesn't seem to be implemented right :-(#sharedcircles  #publicsharedcircle  #circleshare #sharedpubliccircle   #circlesharing   #circle  #hashtag  2014-03-30 13:33:315611523CC G+
Rok Šimec4,478Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 post*More you share more you get!* #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circle #share #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #googleplus #googleplustips #seo #wordpress #socialmedia #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #engagersshowcase  2014-03-30 08:22:52489251436CC G+
Torben Colding19,984ADD AND RESHARE THE 20K CIRCLEThis is your chance to add 100 people who have each more than 20,000 followers.They're all spread across different nationalities and topics, but with one thing in common -  great content.If you're new on Google+, this is your chance to get a head start by adding this circle to your stream.If you want to be included in the circle you must:1. Have more than 20,000 followers2. Plus the circle3. Comment the circle4. Reshare the circle #SharedCircle   #CircleSharing  2014-03-30 01:13:2310010612CC G+
Daily Tip Sender0Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get! #circle   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #blogging   #makemoney   #affiliatemarketing   #marketing   #money   #moneytips  2014-03-24 14:04:09477229CC G+
Rok Šimec3,801Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 post*More you share more you get!* #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #share   #sharedcircles   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagersshowcase   #googleplus   #wordpress   #seo   #blogging  2014-03-24 11:22:32477312243CC G+
martin shervington335,921My circle of thanks!Thanks to everyone for their support good humor and gentle encouragement over the past few weeks.San Diego is a great place to 'be' for a while, and yet you all make me feel connected when I get back from a surf, hop out the hot tub, trek back from some fish tacos, etc. :DHave a great weekend and see ya'll soon.2014-03-21 18:18:5110746874CC G+
Rok Šimec3,392Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 post*More you share more you get!* #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharepoint   #sharedcircleoftheday   #wordpress   #seo   #blogging  2014-03-20 20:31:51497333347CC G+
Alessandro Folghera39,965#TOPSEO #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   #SEO  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:Marija Mijajlovic   +Marija MijajlovicMY CIRCLES   +MY CIRCLESEdith Kukla   +Edith KuklaRaffaele Romeo Arena   +Raffaele Romeo ArenaJasmina Brozović   +2014-03-18 05:04:03248252528CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:45475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:46:00475125CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:45:28475014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:44:37475126CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 19:43:264755010CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna35,467Learning with friendsCircle of thanksIt is time for me to apply for my small business all what I've learned here in recent months.By sharing this circle, I want to thank those with whom I have gained a better knowledge of best practices of the Internet and information, particularly about G+ which represents now (and tomorrow) an enormous part of the Web dynamics.I named this circle "Learning with friends" because it sums up for me a big part of that is Google+.1- Learning, because these people have given me valuable assistance by sharing their knowledge and their information and they have convinced me by their active presence of the importance of spending time on G+, of learn more and always consider the long term.2- Friends, because they do it with generosity, not against party, in a spirit of exchange and mutual enrichment, as friends do.The common vector is that I always read their posts carefully.I communicate regularly with some, I just "plus" with others (often because my bad english keeps me better participate) to mark my interest and I discovered regularly (often in comments) new people who all publish / share high quality stuff.Thank you +martin shervington, +Denis Labelle, +Dustin W. Stout, +Jens Graikowski, +Christine DeGraff, +Eli Fennell, +Frank Gainsford, +John Kellden, +David Amerland, +Luis Galarza, +Mike Allton, +Max Huijgen, +Michael Bennett, +2014-03-13 01:52:247031634CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:21:31469006CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,572#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-12 06:20:51469102CC G+
Rok Šimec2,565Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 post*More you share more you get!* #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleshared   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #blogger   #wordpress   #seo   #socialmedia                             2014-03-11 11:52:42467271535CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109CC G+
martin shervington326,999Circle of thanks!Well, it has been another excellent week and I want to say thanks to you all. So, if you are in the circle you've done something, said something, or simply were 'about', and I want you to know I appreciate you being there.Have an excellent weekend and catch you all soon! #thankyou  2014-03-07 19:11:26144621691CC G+
John L0Hello guys you can add this circle and meet wonderful people. This circle is originally shared by +Ralf Skirr.2014-03-07 08:18:3544615214CC G+
Stephan Hovnanian27,240Conversation Hosts on Google+Circle number 2 that I talked about in my latest ebook on managing your Google+ circles (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IU1JXUY) is a way for newer users to include activity in their stream that consistently has value and discussion. In other words, these people continually debunk the ghost-town myth, and are very welcoming to newcomers on the platform. I'm sending my audience your way. Take good care of them.Pick up a copy of Google+ Pro Tips: Managing your Google+ Circles now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IU1JXUY (you do not need a Kindle device to read kindle ebooks, just a free reader app available on iOS, Android, and desktop).  #googleplus   #stephanhovprotip   #stephanhovnanian  2014-03-06 22:55:17347417CC G+
Stephan Hovnanian27,240Google+ Starter CircleIn my second ebook in the Google+ Pro Tips series (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IU1JXUY) I reference two circles that will help newcomers to Google+ get their feet wet in a big way. This one includes people and pages who regularly post about Google+, and whose primary business revolves around Google+. There are obviously dozens more amazing users here that would fit this description, but I know these users well enough to recommend them within my ebook.Pick up a copy of Google+ Pro Tips: Managing Your Google+ Circles on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IU1JXUY  _(you do not need a Kindle device to read these, just a free reader app on iOS, Android, or PC)._  #googleplus   #stephanhovprotip     #stephanhovnanian  2014-03-06 22:52:14275322CC G+
Corlis Gray5,393Shared Circle of Bloggers V55These are people that really engage with posts.  I mean REALLY.  Plussers, sharers, circle adders, you name it!  Every post every time!  Awesome people if you ask me!Want more followers?  Want people that engage with your posts?  What people that care about growing your followers as much as theirs?  Please follow these steps:1. +1 (please)2. Share this circle publicly. (show them love, and they'll show you love in return)3. Add this circle to your circles.4.  Share this circle (adding yourself of course!)#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #circleshareoftheday   #sharedacirclewithyou   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircle #chicagoweddingphotographers   #chicagoweddingphotography   #chicagoweddingphotographer  http://corlisandmegangray.com2014-03-05 21:59:1944712323CC G+
Brian Mcquillan3,088Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!  Meet new people who will engage with you and as always add major PPPllllluuuuSSSS OnEs!!!!!!!!  Welcome to +Circle your Circle with Circles!!!!   :D  Thanks for the support.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create a new circle name on the top left3-  Click "Create Circle" 4 - share the new circle (include yourself) 5 - add +1 to this post 6- enjoy your new fRiEnDs!!!More you share more you get!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   #influencermarketing #sundaycircle   #circlesunday   #circlesundaycircle  #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday     #circleshare     2014-03-05 09:54:52446151020CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis3,819Another cool circle, an eclectic mix of people. Just like playing G+ Russian Roulette! :)2014-03-04 21:06:034018312CC G+
Thomas Kohler2,762To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Do +1 the post.  2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (pets, travel, marketing, funny people, ...)3 - Include the circle among your circles.   4 - Share the circle (include yourself). #circleshare #sharedcircle  2014-03-04 17:43:41447181223CC G+
Ralf Skirr14,917The How To Get Started With Shared Circles V2 Circle! Lots of people re-share other people’s shared circle by simply clicking the share button on the circle post. THIS circle is a starting point and a short introduction into creating your OWN shared circles.Just Published - My EPIC Circles Tutorial.5,000 Words. 29,000 Pixels long. Check it out:http://ralfskirr.com/google-plus-circles-tutorial-for-businessFor The Critics: Did you bother to take a look? This is an excellent circle that I've put together over 6 weeks. When you add these people to your circles you'll get an amazing variety of interesting, entertaining, and educational content. From G+ gurus as well as from people with only a few dozen followers but amazing profiles.Back to How-to-get-started...Of course, if you don't feel like creating your own circle, you can simply share the traditional way: 1. Click the share button below and share. 2. Plus one this post. 3. Comment on this post. [Will add you to my upcoming engagers circle.]Quick start steps for creating your own shared circle:Create the new circle1. In the circle below click ‘Add people.’ A popup will open where you can create a new circle.2. Type a new name for your new circle, and click the button ‘Create [name of your circle] circle.’ You will now have a new circle with the 450 people from the circle I created. Google sends you to the circle page in your browser. From there you can share right away:How to share your new circleIf you want to share the 450 people circle without adding more people:1. From the circle page, click the ‘Share circle’ arrow in the round circle icon. A popup opens where you can share.2. Check ‘Include yourself in shared circle.’3. Add a comment.4. Click ‘Share.’If you want to add people to the circle before sharing:Simply visit your circles or your stream and hover over the names from people you like to add and add them to your new circle like you always add people to circles: by checking the box with the circle name.To share the circle after you've added your own people:1. Place your cursor in the top left corner for the Google+ main menu. Click ‘People. ‘2. Click ‘Your circles.  ‘3. Select the circle that you’d like to share. 4. Click the ‘Share circle’ arrow in the round circle icon. A popup opens where you can share.5. Check ‘Include yourself in shared circle.’6. Add a comment.’7. Click ‘Share.’Before you share a circle, you might want to get an idea who is actually in this circle!What's NOT in this circle:No spammers. No offensive content. No inactive people.Who I've added:- I've put a lot of time into finding interesting people. Not all 450, but lots of people who are active posters, posting a variety of topics on g+. - An even smaller [than last time] pinch of 'the usual suspects,' i.e. people active in circle sharing.- A few people who have helped me to grow my following, i.e. who have RECENTLY included me in their shared circles. Including them here is a THANK YOU for their support!AND A SPECIAL SHOUTOUT for the amazing admins of our community BLOGGERS OF GOOGLE PLUS+Julie DeNeen +elizabeth obih-frank 2014-03-04 16:51:4545012590129CC G+
IObit5,620Dear IObit Fans & Cool GooglerAre you looking for some cool, fun, and interesting people to add to your circles (although, I think we all agree that everyone on G+ are all of the above)? Check out this #iobitcircle share!   If you would like to be included: 1) Share the circle publicly & privately (public is preferred), as much as you feel necessary, my main objective is to have the people included in this circle, shared!2) Add & Plus this page +IObit , as well as leave a comment (Please do this if you would like to be included) letting me know that you’d like to be included.  3) Leave a comment on THIS post. This is a very important step, if you would like to be included in any of my circle shares, leaving a comment on this original post helps me know that, so please leave a comment stating your interest. 4) Last but not least, REMEMBER to check out the awesome people who are included in this circle share.*Just to break the ice here, do not be ashamed to share circles (especially if you're in it already), there is nothing wrong with wanting more followers and finding more cool and interesting people to follow. That is the intent of circle shares. Just do it :) * #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #encouragement   #iobitcircle  2014-03-04 02:48:2329517919CC G+
Rok Šimec1,665 *Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!*This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 post*More you share more you get!*   #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharecirclesmagicg+ #publicrelations #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #engagersshowcase #googleplus #social #socialmedia #socialmarketing #wordpress #blogger #blogging  2014-03-01 08:40:07468261237CC G+
Rok Šimec1,595 Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost 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 circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post More you share more you get! #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #engagers #engagerscircle #engagerspeople #engagersshowcasecircle #engagersshowcase #share #sharedcircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheday #publicidad #publicrelations #publicsharedcircles #googleplus #social #socialmedia #seo #wordpress   #blogging #blogger  2014-02-28 07:36:57490291233CC G+
Abhijit Gupta14,406What is this circle? People from all walks of life, from all over the world - geeks, writers, fun people, pages, supportive and interesting streams. Please reshare to grow and support it!Add these circles to be feel the power of this circle! If you are notified, you are probably in this circle, please reshare to continue being in it. If you are not in this circle, reshare and comment to be added! (Please remember that you have to circle us for us to add you!)Reshare to be shared, gain followers and make this circle even more awesome!Promoting all the people here - People who want to engage, share and be shared!!!! - Make it happen people !!! #awesome   #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople     #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome       #awesomesauce   #awesomeness   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   2014-02-28 01:08:19487241431CC G+
Camilla De Felice0THE BEST Circle of the DAY #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-02-27 11:15:14434181220CC G+
Wade Harman10,109Supercallafragalistic Mega Power Awesome Instant Follower CircleIn lieu of my Relationship Marketing HOA this week with +Shawn Manaher and +Nicholas Cardot, I will be curating this circle and sharing it randomly until Thursday because I want to really see how these circle shares work in regards to relationships.This Is A Real CircleHowever, instead of plus 1'ing and resharing (you're welcome to do this), I would like you to do something else:Circle +WadeHarman.com (it's in sad shape)RSVP to the HOA this Thursday at this link: http://goo.gl/KIG0ctGive a shout out to at least 3 people in this circle and introduce yourself.  I prefer it done in the comment section so I can monitor this.These are all great people that you should have in your circles anyway!  Add yourself and reshare. #circleshare   #circlesharing  2014-02-24 23:10:34182211CC G+
Phil Aston1,738Google Plus Fab 50 CircleThis is a special circle, hand crafted like a fine beer, it is in essence a microcosm of all that is good about Google plus. If you're new to Google+  then it will be like subscribing to some of the best channels all at once.  If you have been here a while it will still introduce to you to some very talented and inspiring people.The IngredientsGoogle+ experts (tick)Authors (tick)Business advice (tick)Hangouts On Air expertise (tick)Photography (tick)The Arts & music (tick)Inspiring engagers (tick)I wanted to put together a circle that was not overwhelming, added real value but also had some surprises it in.  These are people I engage / collaborate with on a regular basis and I will be constantly adding to it,Thank you, Phil #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-02-24 12:46:49509917CC G+
Steve Spell II0Great circle of people.  If anyone is interested, add and share.  :-) If not then go watch me break something with the nunchucks or sing along with my epic song about Why I Love Google+ !  LOL   #circle   #share   #googleplustips   2014-02-23 22:47:58308013CC G+
martin shervington318,330People who like fun experiments on Google+!Here is the circle for people who want to play, and learn together...Add them in if you want to connect with some open minded folks.Note: this circle is not 'vetted' and you may need to 'put down' any content in your stream of you don't like it :PI will send you all a private message soon, and then a notification tomorrow as soon as the experiment begins.Not in the circle? Don't worry, the experiment will be open to everyone at around 7.30am EST! #googleplusexperiments   #learning  2014-02-23 20:54:052057020116CC G+
martin shervington317,255My circle of AWESOMENESS!Yes, I have a circle called this right now, and you are in it.Thanks for all your support and helping my Google+ experience be one that gets me up in the morning and excited about the day.Heading off to be funny soon; see you all later on :D #thankyou  p.s. I am not in this circle, so share if you want to, don't if you don't.2014-02-21 00:33:191176127100CC G+


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2014-04-18 23:10:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Google+ Tip: Grab a Link to Your Google+ Post

Did you know you can link directly to any of your public posts on Google+, and anyone can see the linked post, even if they aren't signed in to Google?

It's very easy to do, and there are two ways to do it:

1. Right click the time stamp just after the poster's name and copy the link.
2. Click the arrow in a circle to the right of the poster's name and select "link to this post."

You can then use that link anywhere else on the web (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to link back to that post!

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2014-04-18 23:05:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

How to Promote Google+ Posts

Reserve your spot at our FREE LIVE Q&A Show where we'll answers your questions about the best ways to promote your Google+ posts to gain engagement, audience, branding, and traffic to your site!

Google+ experts +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen (95,000+ combined followers) will share their secrets and answer your LIVE questions.

Just go to http://stonet.co/1me5jsu and respond "YES, I'm Going"  to reserve your spot and get the event on your Google Calendar. Then go to the event page on Tuesday, April 22 to watch live and post your questions (or visit there later to catch the video recording). 

Just leave us a comment below if you need more information!

Now go to http://stonet.co/1me5jsu and RSVP for FREE NOW!

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2014-04-18 23:01:54 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Atlas Moth (from the +Museum of Life and Science butterfly house). I love how the wing tips look like the heads of predatory birds!

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2014-04-18 22:58:20 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

A powerful message
#unexpected  

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2014-04-18 19:45:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Digital Marketing Answers Show - Show Archive

Behind on episodes of the #DMAShow  featuring myself and +Mark Traphagen?  Here is the link to the show archive.

Also, want to have input into future shows?  Provide your ideas in the comments below!

http://www.stonetemple.com/the-digital-marketing-answers-show/

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2014-04-18 19:29:00 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 23 +1s)

Google+ Help’s 3 Hottest Questions of the Week
Engagement, Photos to albums, Larger images in posts

Hey everyone! Time for the latest Google+ Help Weekly Round-Up where the top trending questions of the week are answered!

It’s been a busy week, with lots of interesting topics. The three I've chosen here are great, but there are lots more out there. I encourage everyone to look through the discussions in this community, there’s a lot of information out there.

1) Suppose you’re a blogger, and new to G+. What’s the best strategy to get traction and engagement? Public posts? Posts to Communities? Both? And if so, in what order? That’s what +Karie-Ann Cooper wanted to know about, and +Alex Garcia and +John Skeats provided a wealth of advice, including tips about how not to appear spammy.

See the full post here:https://plus.g... more »

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2014-04-18 16:46:37 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)

Another Blog Network Hit by Google

This is one that claimed that it had "Zero Footprint" - but it looks like they got stomped.  They no longer rank for their brand name.

Expect this to keep happening.  Google is going to take them down one by one.

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2014-04-18 16:10:47 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)

This Will Happen: SMX Advanced Social Media Panel

So very pumped to be on the "25 Social Media Ideas for the Advanced Marketer" panel with +Michael King +Lisa Williams +Matt Siltala

image courtesy of our moderator and Fearless Leader +Monica Wright of +Search Engine Land

#smx #smxadvanced #plusonly

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2014-04-18 14:19:26 (10 comments, 17 reshares, 78 +1s)

I imagine there are more than a few brands whose SEO's are going through this right now.

#pluspostads  

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2014-04-18 14:06:17 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

A big basket of Easter goodies

+Mia Voss predicted that 2014 would be the year of the kickass. Mia’s not wrong! There seems to be a surge of activity at the moment, a quickening, an increased positivity. It’s fitting then to start with the Saturday edition of +The Mia Connect Power Chat  (http://goo.gl/wXksta). Always worth watching for +Dustin W. Stout, just don’t mention Facebook or Snapchat. Mia was also joined by +David Amerland, +Ileane Smith, +Debi Davis and +Rebekah Radice who gave their predictions for the next few months. Always #BatCrapCrazy this show broke the comments limit again and apparently also broke Instagram! It might be something to do with Dustin’s posted image - you have been warned!

Obviously one of the big topics of the last week was +David Amerland’s new book Google+ Hangouts for Business and there were a couple of HOAs(in additi... more »

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2014-04-18 13:28:18 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

What is SEM (Search Engine Marketing)?

It's always interesting to see how a term evolves within a group of people who invented it and then use it, especially when others who were not part of the original "inside" group begin to adopt it and use it in their own ways.

One of the more fluid terms in our industry is SEM, which stands for Search Engine Marketing. In this +Search Engine Watch article, +Rebecca Murtagh reviews "official" definitions from various sources, and then turns to a number of industry professionals (including Yours Truly) to ask how we define it.

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2014-04-18 12:15:20 (0 comments, 11 reshares, 32 +1s)

How to Set Up Google+ +Post ads: A Guide

+Ben Fisher of +Steady Demand has put together a quick guide to walk you through the steps of setting up Google+ +Post ads in Adwords. 

Please share this guide far and wide, as the new "Engagement Ads" (as Google is calling them inside AdWords) are a new interface that will be unfamiliar even to experienced AdWords users.

Also, in the opening section, Ben reveals some things about follower numbers that will be very helpful, as some pages were noticing they couldn't use +Post Ads even though they had more than 1000 followers. There are a few hidden qualifiers.

For more on what +Post ads are about, see my article on LinkedIn at http://stonet.co/1gDc7Jb and one by +Eric Enge on Forbes at http://stonet.co/1pcQmJp

#googleupdates   #postads   #advertising   #digitalmarketing   #ppc  

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2014-04-17 22:33:32 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)

How To Pick The Perfect Plus Post Ad
Personal profiles and Community posts can be promoted. 
But there is more...

Being able to promote one of your Google Plus posts is one thing. Being able to promote the right Google Plus post, is a whole other story. 

✓ Pick a post that did well and promote it.
( Engagement by Day )
✓ Tailor the time your ads show based on your best times to post.
( Engagement by Time )
✓ Use your top performing post type to test different calls to action.
( Engagement by Type )

So, that being said, are you jumping on the +Post bandwagon?

Share your success ( or fails ) with us.

#pluspostads   #googleplus   #steadydemand   #benfisher  

Thanks to the great contributions of +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen as well as our own +Stephan Hovnanian 

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2014-04-17 22:17:56 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)

Getting the Courage to Climb on the Startup Roller Coaster Ride

My friend +Phil Buckley always has a way of bringing the human element to business. In this post he tells about the roller coaster of emotions, including fear and shame, he and partner +Martin W. Smith are experiencing as they launch into the unknown with their startup company +CrowdFunde.

Takeaways: ask for help and move on. Read and share! #plusonly  

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2014-04-17 22:07:23 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 23 +1s)

A Complete Guide to Google Plus. (10 VIDEOS and BLOG)
Just about everything you'll need to know...
#googleplustips   #learngoogleplus  

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2014-04-17 22:04:50 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)

My grandson: the fossil sifting machine

#autoawesome  of my grandson during our trip to the Museum of Life and Science here in Durham earlier this week. In their dinosaur park they have a fossil dig area where they've dumped dirt from a mine in Eastern North Carolina that was the ocean floor millions of years ago. Kids digging here regularly find fossilized shark's teeth, shells, and all sorts of ancient sea critters. #durham  

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2014-04-17 19:07:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

LIVE NOW!

#plusonly  

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2014-04-17 18:38:07 (13 comments, 9 reshares, 54 +1s)

Why Google+ + Post Ads Are an Advertising & Branding Revolution

Two posts from our STC analysts on Google+ +Post Ads (now available to brand pages with more than 1000 followers):

From +Mark Traphagen "Google+ Post Ads: Bringing Engagement to Advertising" concentrates on the genius of Google's new ad strategy. READ IT --> http://stonet.co/1gDc7Jb

From +Eric Enge "Why Google+ +Post Ads May Be Important for your Brand" examines the benefits to brands of this new ad platform. READ IT --> http://stonet.co/1pcQmJp

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2014-04-17 17:37:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Durham rooftops.

Working today from Bull City Co-working in downtown Durham NC as their guest. Very cool space!

This is the view out their break room window. Thanks +Jack Warman for inviting me!

#durham #coworking #plusonly

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2014-04-17 17:35:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)

Durham rooftops.

Working today from Bull City Co-working in downtown Durham NC as their guest. Very cool space!

This is the view out their break room window. Thanks +Jack Warman for inviting me!

#durham #coworking #plusonly

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2014-04-17 17:04:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

*Looking for Past Episodes of the #DMEShow *

The show has now completed 30 episodes.  When I began this journey, it seemed like a real "bet" on my part, but I am sure glad I did it.   Many more to come!

Here is how you can find the show archive:

http://www.stonetemple.com/the-digital-marketing-excellence-show/

Special thanks to +Ronnie Bincer for his teachings so I can run a show efficiently, to +David Amerland for his excellent Google+ Hangouts for Business book (reviewed here:http://www.stonetemple.com/google-hangouts-for-business-by-david-amerland-a-review/) , and +Mark Traphagen for all his awesome assistance.

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2014-04-17 16:49:45 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 21 +1s)

Google Plus Help and Resources - Google Drive Presentation
+Jaana Nyström has collected some of the best articles and posts about the use of Google+ here on this post. I compiled that into a single Google Drive Presentation or Drive Deck. 

There's a great deal of curating that went into this and Jaana did a spectacular job. If you haven't circled her, do it. Now. Have a great Thursday G+ h/t +DriveDecks.com 

GOOGLE+ IN GENERAL

1) Official Google+ Help & Support by +Google+ Help
2) What is Google+: A complete user guide by +martin shervington  
3) Having trouble circling people on Google+? by +Jaana Nyström
4) Getting started on Google+ by +Computerworld 
5) Hangouts: Messaging and video calls basics by+Ronnie Bincer 
6) Organize your Circles by +Gplus Expertise 
7) The anatomy of a perfect Google+ post by+Dustin... more »

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2014-04-17 16:30:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

My 18 year anniversary writing about search is today. So I guess I'm an adult at this now :) Here's a page from my original guide, way back when, covering the major search engines and why they were deemed important by me to publishers.

2014-04-17 15:47:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Wilson Owens of Royalty Exchange (http://www.royaltyexchange.com) is a very successful entrepreneur.  So much so that he was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in music.  Join me for a special #DMEShow  as we talk about the special magic that leads to building a successful company from the ground up.

Just say YES to get access to the video for live viewing, or later viewing.  We will also share the YouTube link here in the event for mobile viewers.

Please INVITE others or share the event.  We appreciate your help!

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2014-04-17 14:45:01 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)

Breaking Ivy League School Elitism: The New Career Network Building

This post from +Rand Fishkin of +Moz is a veritable Bible for building career success today. Rand starts out by detailing why connections from an Ivy League school used to be a huge advantage for building a business career, but of course closed off to all but the elite minority who could afford such an education.

But now on- and offline networking and relationship building can circumvent those old networks. When you produce valuable content online and engage through it, when you become indispensably helpful to others in your industry, when you're present at conferences (not only as a great speaker but as someone everyone wants to hang with), you begin to build a network that can propel you, without anyone giving a flip about what school you came from.

I know this works. It's why I'mw... more »

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2014-04-17 14:17:42 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)

Why Google+ + Post Ads Are an Advertising & Branding Revolution

Two posts from our STC analysts on Google+ +Post Ads (now available to brand pages with more than 1000 followers):

From +Mark Traphagen "Google+ Post Ads: Bringing Engagement to Advertising" concentrates on the genius of Google's new ad strategy. READ IT --> http://stonet.co/1gDc7Jb

From +Eric Enge "Why Google+ +Post Ads May Be Important for your Brand" examines the benefits to brands of this new ad platform. READ IT --> http://stonet.co/1pcQmJp

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2014-04-17 12:14:45 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 35 +1s)

Sweet Tip! Get the Google+ Social Proof Number of Any G+ Page
Quick, easy way to view a Page's total +1's

We got this from +Dejan SEO's amazing "Comprehensive Study of Google Plus Content and Brand Visibility* (see it at stonet.co/1gCZON4)

When Google+ introduced view counts two weeks ago, they took away the visible total +1 count that used to appear in the cover image of brand Pages. That number was a useful "social proof" number, as it represented a sum of all the brands followers, +1's (on posts and on it's site), members in owned communities, and others.

The number still exists though, and is displayed on the official Google+ Badge on a brand's website, if they display it. But as +Dan Petrovic pointed out, you can use Google's Google+ Badge Tool to quickly get the number for any page on G+:

1. Go to the... more »

2014-04-17 01:18:47 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

Google's announcement of +Post ads reminds us of how important it is to effectively promote your content.  Mark Traphagen and Eric Enge will discuss strategies for promoting your content, including +Post ads, in this week's #DMAShow .

The show will be on Tuesday April 22nd at 1 PM EDT (Boston time). Say YES to get access to the video, either for live or later viewing.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.

Please INVITE others by the thousands (;->), or SHARE the event.  More attendees will grow the conversation during the show. Your help is appreciated.

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2014-04-17 01:05:29 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)

7 Modern Age SEO Myths

SEO is a field that is loaded with myths.  You can still find people who think that SEO is all about metatags. But, the last few years have brought us some new myths, which +Stone Temple Consulting's CEO +Eric Enge  summarizes here in his latest post on Forbes (link is below).

Please SHARE the article if you like it.  Thanks!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericenge/2014/04/15/7-modern-age-seo-myths/

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2014-04-16 22:06:53 (10 comments, 21 reshares, 53 +1s)

Google+ Post Ads: A Revolution in Online Advertising

As you may have heard, Google+ today announced that its +Post Ads feature, in beta testing since last fall, is now available to a wider array of Google+ brand pages.

Below is my post on this on the LinkedIn Publisher platform, explaining why I think +Post Ads are a revolution in online advertising and a genius move for Google+.

cc: +Vic Gundotra  #postads   #googlepostads   #advertising   #googleupdates   #plusonly  

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2014-04-16 20:40:43 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)

Why Isn't Google Using Social Signals for SEO? -Here's Why with Mark & Eric Episode 4

In the 4-minute video below, +Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge of +Stone Temple Consulting explain why there is not yet any discernible direct effect of social signals on SEO in Google rankings. Here's a complete transcript:

(Resource article links are at the end of this transcript)

ERIC: Welcome to another thrilling episode of "Here's Why with Mark and Eric." I'm Eric Enge, CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, and with me is...

MARK: Mark Traphagen, Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting. 

ERIC: So Mark, why is that Google is not making more use of social signals?

MARK: Well, Eric, a lot of people assume that they do, that Google draws a lot of signal--and by signal, we should first define thatwe ... more »

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2014-04-16 14:18:40 (28 comments, 30 reshares, 86 +1s)

Last December, we introduced +Post ads to a limited number of AdWords advertisers as a way to amplify their content to new audiences. Starting today, we’re making +Post ads available to all advertisers with at least 1000 Google+ followers: goo.gl/6gNlsx.

See how brands such as +Audi USA  and +Topman  are using +Post ads to drive more participation with their brand’s content across the web. 

#GooglePlusUpdate

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2014-04-16 14:08:38 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

Facebook helped advertisers grow revenue by nearly 200% in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the year before; paid search was 12%.

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2014-04-16 13:49:13 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)

50 Great Content Curators - Mark Traphagen
http://www.crowdfunde.com/great-curator-profile-mark-traphagen/

Today I get to, ever so slightly, repay an impossible to repay debt - the one I owe to +Mark Traphagen. Mark's generosity is amazing and knows no bounds as many know. His DEEP G+ expertise means he is in demand.

Mark speaks all over the country about his understanding and deep love for +Google+. Evangelical support can be damaging to an Internet marketer UNLESS that support is RIGHT (lol). Mark's call on GPlus was early and perfectly timed. When people were making fun of Google's attempt to catch up in the social space Mark stayed the course.

At one time he may have been the only boat in the G+ ocean. Not so much anymore and for good reason. I won't evangelize about G+ here since that is not today's mission, but Mark's call was... more »

2014-04-15 16:49:56 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

Do you have social media snow blindness?  Too much going on and no idea how to manage it all, or what to do next? This episode of the #DMAShow  is going to cover Mark Traphagen and Eric Enge's strategies for coping with those challenges.

Here is the YouTube link: Managing Social Media without Losing Your Mind 

The show will be at 1 PM EDT (Boston time) on Tuesday April 15th.  Just say YES to the invite to make sure you get access to the video (either to watch live or for later viewing).

Please INVITE others or share the event to help spread the word.  We appreciate it!

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2014-04-15 13:55:21 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 16 +1s)

Google+ Hangouts for Business by David Amerland: A Review

Here is my review of the brand new book by +David Amerland, Google+ Hangouts for Business. Learn why this book is the must-have manual for anyone who wants to make use of this disruptive technology. 

We are all media makers now...David shows us the way!

#plusonly   #hangoutsonair   #hangouts   #bookreview   #seo   #digitalmarketing  

2014-04-15 11:48:52 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

My Mysterious Superhero of the Night

A little while ago, I got a snack urge.  There isn't much open in my neighborhood at this hour, so I walked to a local BP gas station.  I could have driven, but the night is lovely and the place is basically around the corner so it would be a waste of gas.  The neighborhood is generally safe enough to walk at night.

On my way there, as I was cutting through an office-condo complex parking lot, I noticed a man ahead of me on the main road.  He was an amputee, walking gracefully on a pair of gleaming silvery crutches.  If that was the only notable detail, i.e. his handicap, he wouldn't be my mysterious hero of the night.

As I began to cut across to the main road, I heard someone coming up fast behind me.  Not directly behind me, and not running or anything, but my spidey sense tingled.  I looked back and saw a youngman, a... more »

2014-04-15 11:31:16 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Do you have social media snow blindness?  Too much going on and no idea how to manage it all, or what to do next? This episode of the #DMAShow  is going to cover Mark Traphagen and Eric Enge's strategies for coping with those challenges.

The show will be at 1 PM EDT (Boston time) on Tuesday April 15th.  Just say YES to the invite to make sure you get access to the video (either to watch live or for later viewing).

Please INVITE others or share the event to help spread the word.  We appreciate it!

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2014-04-15 01:01:03 (21 comments, 7 reshares, 46 +1s)

Updated Google+ Notifications

Don't Panic.

This isn't a huge change.

I did notice though that Google+ has tweaked how notifications are displayed, and the details that are included, so that I think it becomes even more important to include a great headline in your Google+ posts.

#GooglePlus   #GooglePlusUpdate   #SocialMedia  

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2014-04-14 16:23:55 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)

Google+ Hangouts for Business the Book - by David Amerland

We're live with +David Amerland at the top of the hour!

2014-04-14 11:41:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

+Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen host +David Amerland, the author of the G+ Hangouts for Business book, and +Ronnie Bincer, the Hangout Helper.

The show will air at 12:30 PM EDT (Boston time) on Monday April 14th.
Just say YES to get access to the video for live viewing, or later viewing.

The YouTube link will be shared here.

Also, INVITE others (please)!  Or SHARE the event with others.  Your help in promotion is much appreciated!

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2014-04-14 11:37:46 (15 comments, 4 reshares, 50 +1s)

Guest Lecturing at Elon University

This morning I'll have the honor of being a guest lecturer for the iMedia 572 class of Dr. Amanda Sturgill in the Elon University School of Communications. I'll be demonstrating why Google+ should not be ignored for business marketing.

#plusonly  (Photo from Wikimedia Commons - Wikipedia)

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2014-04-14 10:13:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)

When you are out walking, biking, and hiking, be sure to keep your eyes open! Stay curious! I glimpsed this little mud turtle out of the corner of my eye while bicycling on the American Tobacco Trail and went back to see more closely. Take the time to stop and explore! Note the pine pollen! #ScienceSunday  

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2014-04-14 10:02:52 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)

Seventy percent of workers are not engaged in their work

Yikes. I've seen these number before, but every time I see them, I am astounded.  Gallup breaks the numbers out as follows: 

THREE CATEGORIES OF WORKER ENGAGEMENT:

Engaged (30% of the U.S. population): Deeply committed to the success of their organization and emotionally connected to its mission and goals. Routinely willing to put forth discretionary effort.

Disengaged (52% of the U.S. population): Less emotionally connected to their work and less compelled to put forth extra effort. They show up for work but generally do only the minimum required.

Actively Disengaged (18% of the U.S. population): Actively against what the organization, and their boss, is trying to get done.

Here's a good piece by Mark Crowley at +Fast Company,wh... more »

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2014-04-13 21:41:28 (0 comments, 9 reshares, 24 +1s)

Building a Business With No Sales Force

Listen to +James Reynolds as he interviews me on how we built +Stone Temple Consulting without any sales force.  The key has been a content marketing / inbound marketing strategy that we have no plans to change.

In fact, we doubled down on the inbound marketing focus when we had the opportunity to have +Mark Traphagen join us in January.  It works!  Listen to the podcast to learn more about how it has worked for us.

http://www.veravo.com/trafficjam/tj34-inbound-marketing-eric-enge/

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2014-04-12 22:46:56 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Durn Heartbleed!

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2014-04-12 18:32:33 (89 comments, 3 reshares, 24 +1s)

Curated Shared Circles on CircleCount
http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcirclesbest/

Today we are launching a new page, where we are suggesting a few curated shared circles for different topics.

We are starting with the following shared circles:
The Sunshine Ladies On Google+ and The #31people
curated by +Christine DeGraff

People Who Hangout On Google+ and Video Game Fans on Google+
curated by +Amanda Blain

The Social Media Mentors on Google+, The Most Helpful People On Google+, The Most Creative and Inspiring People on Google+ and The Best Photographers on Google+
curated by +Dustin W. Stout

Social Media Tools On Google+
curated by +Bernd Rubel

The #Super8
curated by +Denis Labelle

Feel free to suggest any... more »

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2014-04-12 18:22:44 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 58 +1s)

Google Authorship: Authority Myth Busted!
It is not necessary to be active on, or to have a huge following on Google+ in order to gain author authority in Google.

According to +Mark Traphagen there has been a lot of poor information published about Author Authority. Some people are saying that you must be present and active on Google+ to build authority and affect Author Rank ~ a term which too has been largely mis-publicised.

Sure, it does not hurt to build a large network on Google+ - your content can get bumped up in personalised searches, but your Google+ network does not directly affect your Author Authority.

What is WAY more important is that you are producing the best quality content that you can, posting that to high authority sites and then building your own personal network, not just on Google+ but everywhere. 

Your network builds ana... more »

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2014-04-12 18:19:31 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

It's Yellow Snow Season Here in Durham Again!

No, not that kind of yellow snow! ;-)

This is our annual early spring coating of yellow pollen. For the next couple of weeks, we can't have windows open (just at the best time of year to have them open), and you can get cars in any color you want, as long as it's yellow.

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2014-04-12 18:07:53 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)

Programmable notifications system for Google+ communities, and beyond! (VIDEO about 4 mins)
Imagine a way to tailor messages on Google+ 'to the right people, at the right time...'

Well, this is exactly what we have created!

The quick video will show you a demo of a programmable desktop notification, and 'badging system' to follow soon  - meaning you can e.g. attribute different 'levels of competence' to people in a community, and deliver unique content to specifically them.

It is about you, and your community.
But here is the thing: you will be able to decide how you and your community want to use it (within reason, of course)!
You will decide on the images, the call to action, and where people will 'land' next, as well as 'when' they see it.
It may be a featured article, a 'member of the... more »

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