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Brandon Schaefer has been at 13 events

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Plus Your Business!9,458The PYB Show! Lights, Camera, Action!!! Broadcast Your Story with G+ Hangouts On AirDuring the month of September we've introduced you to a few of the people who work behind the scenes to make The Plus Your Business Show go.  We're all here because we all use Google Plus for business.  Putting this show together is a great way for us to demonstrate Google Plus in action. This week you'll meet the man at the switches, +Travis Taylor.  He brings his background in film production to this team, and is an integral part in threading our content together in a cohesive and consumable format. It’s not all technology with Travis, although none of this would work without his expertise with cameras, lighting and sound, and making all of that mesh with the G+ hangout interface. Travis is also a storyteller. He designs productions that  are compelling and engaging.This week on The PYB Show, Travis will be interviewed by +Stan Bush.  Stan will ask Travis about how he uses Google Plus in his craft, and how Google Plus helps him serve his clients.Travis is also a contributor/consultant to the Plus Your Business website focusing on helping folks with the G+ Local Process and Google Apps –  http://www.plusyourbusiness.com/  Other places you can find Travis on line:DigiVid Media for Video and G+ Marketing service: www.digividmedia.comDigiVid Media YouTube channel:  http://goo.gl/r8FDiLLive Weddings & Events Steaming Service:   www.streamido.comIMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1792596/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/pub/travis-taylor/5b/a02/272/Today’s #PYBShorts include: +Mary Stovall, Community Moderator - PYB Community Report+The PYB Show! - Lights, Camera, Action!!! Broadcast Your Story with G+ Hangouts on Air2014-09-25 20:00:0057 
Manly Pinterest Tips239Join us each week for The Manly Pinterest Tips Show and PodcastOur mission, (and we choose to accept it) is to give practical tips to help you succeed on +Pinterest Join us for this episode as we talk to +Kim Vij  about Educating With PinterestKim Vij is a pinterest consultant, blogger, educator, freelance writer, and mom of 3.  After 10 years of teaching and 21 years of parenting she was inspired to create a website called The Educators’ Spin On It with co-founder Amanda Boyarshinov.  She enjoys sharing ideas for making everyday moments into teachable opportunities, including sharing tips for success on Pinterest!  She contributes to several educational websites including Melissa and Doug, Sylvan Learning, BonBon Break, Virtual Book Club for Kids and featured as Parents Magazine Top Pinterest Boards for Parents. She uses Pinterest as a key social media tool to share educational resources and ideas with parents. Kim has created award winning boards on Pinterest with over 1.5 Million followers by focusing pins on Education and Parenting.  She’s successfully partnered with leading education bloggers and brands to create powerful Pinterest boards for early childhood education.You can connect with Kim on Twitter at @EducatorsSpin, Pinterest, Google, Facebook, and on her Pinterest consulting site www.kimvij.com. Kim's EducatorSpin Pinterest boards can be found here:http://www.pinterest.com/educatorsspinon/Make sure to ask questions for Kim on the event page!If you'd like to be kept in the loop of all things Manly, head over to www.manlypinteresttips.com and sign up for our email updates so you'll never miss a show! ****************MANLY Disclaimer:  You will have received an invite if you have asked to be added to the invite circle, attended past events, if you have commented positively on a past event, or if you're Chuck Norris…because Chuck Norris doesn't ask to be invited to HOA's.  If you want to be removed from the invite list, please let me know.  I forgive you.  But Chuck Norris probably won't. #ManlyPinterestTips     #Pinterest  The Manly Pinterest Tips Show - With Special Guest Kim Vij2014-09-18 21:00:0079 
Manly Pinterest Tips239Join us each week for The Manly Pinterest Tips Show and PodcastOur mission, (and we choose to accept it) is to give practical tips to help you succeed on +Pinterest Join us for this episode as we talk to +Peg Fitzpatrick about The Power Google Plus and Pinterest TogetherPeg is currently the Head Of Social Strategy at +Canva  She's the most passionate person I've ever met about social media.  She's also currently co-writing The Art and Science of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with +Guy Kawasaki.  Her tips and techniques that she has shared on Google+ and Pinterest has helped countless people use those social platforms together effectively.You can read more great tips from Peg on her blog at:  http://pegfitzpatrick.com/Make sure to check out her boards on +Pinterest here:http://www.pinterest.com/pegfitzpatrick/Make sure to ask questions for Peg on the event page.If you'd like to be kept in the loop of all things Manly, head over to www.manlypinteresttips.com and sign up for our email updates so you'll never miss a show! ****************MANLY Disclaimer:  You will have received an invite if you have asked to be added to the invite circle, attended past events, if you have commented positively on a past event, or if you're Chuck Norris…because Chuck Norris doesn't ask to be invited to HOA's.  If you want to be removed from the invite list, please let me know.  I forgive you.  But Chuck Norris probably won't. #ManlyPinterestTips  The Manly Pinterest Tips Show - With Special Guest Peg Fitzpatrick2014-08-21 21:00:0092 
Ronnie Bincer89,367HOA Videos and Your Website should work well together... do they?Join us for a HOA show discussing how to use the HOA videos you create as part of your website. They should add value to each other and they can!Special guests +Stephan Hovnanian & +Laurie Laizure join the discussion and demonstrate how they get value from HOA Videos on their websites.Some Video SEO discussion, Marketing Strategy, Website Strategy, Content Creation and more will all be in the mix. Hope you can make it live but if not, watch the replay of the video (here or... on my website via http://www.thehangouthelper.com/select-broadcasts-hangouts-on-air ).If this is important to someone you know, invite them to the show... and share the event with others. Questions/Comments are welcome before, during and after as well. Thanks!Maintain (or learn then maintain) your Hangout Skills via the Hangout Mastery membership community... find out more at www.bit.ly/HangoutMastery (the sponsor of this show).=== === #HangoutsOnAir   #HOAtips   #HangoutMastery   #HangoutMarketing   #SocialMediaMarketing   #VideoSEO   #ContentMarketingTips  Hangouts on Air Videos and Your Website2014-07-17 17:00:00181 
Ronnie Bincer89,367Private HOA showing How 22Social Brings HOA to FacebookPUBLIC followup event re. 22Social is here: http://goo.gl/7slk7WThe membership alone could watch: Here's the Facebook post: www.22s.com/thehangouthelper/22socialhoa . Here is a YouTube Mobile link: http://youtu.be/r_pY4Gjn220And here is the 22Social link to click if you are interested in doing this yourself: www.22s.com/free/60271The Hangout Mastery has a special treat in that 22Social's creator +Rene Banuelos will be showing us the powerful Facebook tool that shows off the wonders of Hangouts on Air to your followers on Facebook.This is a fantastic tool to bridge the divide between the 2 largest Social Networks. Members of the Hangout Mastery should Only sign in with the Google+ ID that they use for the Hangout Mastery Community in order to see the training live as it will be a private HOA broadcast.There will be a follow-up Public Training event on this powerful tool after the members only session. Check out a Facebook Page I made using this tool here: http://www.22s.com/thehangouthelper/basicsLoad up this event with questions and we'll see if we can integrate them into the training/demonstration. Members can watch live and after the show on the membership site. We made this a Public event so the comment tracker can bring in the questions/comments from the event here.If you are not a member of the Hangout Mastery and would like to check it out, visit bit.ly/HangoutMastery for details.Using 22Social to show Live HOA in Facebook - Private Session2014-01-30 23:00:0097 
Laurie Laizure (Customized Walls)82,388Lot of our Interior Design Community members have really fantastic blogs. Triberr is a tool to help you save time commenting and sharing your favorite blogs AND having your friends share theirs. I am so excited to have Co-Founder +Dino Dogan share with us top +Triberr tips and tricks and a tutorial on how best to use this service. I have been using it for a month now and LOVE it. It saves me so much time and makes my twitter and LinkedIn feed more active with all the great blogs I am sharing! Learn more about Triberr at www.triberr.com and join the +Interior Design Community  here: http://triberr.com/pages/tribe-details.php?tribe=47455IDC Hosts Triberr Tutorial with Founder, Dino Dogan2014-01-24 22:00:0038 
Mia Voss28,015Click here for the direct YouTube Link:The Mia Connect featuring Anabell Hilarski, Iva Ignjatovic, Dave Moore, Mike AlltonTime for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat! This week we are featuring +Iva Ignjatovic +Dave Moore +Anabell Hilarski & +Mike Allton on the panel!Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests: +Iva Ignjatovic   - Marketing Strategist, Business Developer, Pinterest RockStar!  http://www.pinterest.com/ivaignjatovic/+Dave Moore   - Moore Consortium - Behavioural Psychologist and Firewalk Trainer+Anabell Hilarski -  #SocialMediaGuia  Marketer, Blogger & Web Traffic expert.  THE woman to know in Panama!+Mike Allton  - +The Social Media Hat - Social Media Manager, Hootsuite Consultant, Star Wars AficionadoTopicThe Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Iva Ignjatovic, Dave Moore, Anabell Hilarski & Mike Allton2014-01-24 18:00:00178 
Jeff Sieh5,421Join +Mike Allton, +Stephan Hovnanian, +Les Dossey, +Wade Harman, and +Jeff Sieh  as they discuss how men can use +Pinterest  more effectively. In this HOA we'll be continuing the discussion on how Pinterest can:-Strengthen and grow your network-Drive traffic to your blog or website-Increase the benefits to your business-Enhance other areas of your life Learn from other men how they have benefitted from using Pinterest in this 30 min HOA. Pinterest Boards of the Panel+Les Dossey  - http://www.pinterest.com/lesdossey/+Mike Allton  - http://www.pinterest.com/mikeallton/+Wade Harman  - http://www.pinterest.com/blogger32/+Stephan Hovnanian  - http://www.pinterest.com/stephanhov/+Manly Pinterest Tips - Episode III2014-01-17 22:00:0099 
Mia Voss28,015Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat!  Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests: +Fran Harris -  TV host, celebrity life coach, Fortune 100 consultant and WNBA Champion, BadAss - http://franharris.com/+Nikol Murphy of +Talking Moose Media  & +Mom Complicated - Google+ Hangout on Air Producer | Digital Event Planner | Live Tweeter | Passionate Mom+Lance Fields  Lance helps businesses make their mark on Google Plus and maintain a balanced approach to life. Ever heard of the phrase transformational sharing? He's going to tell us allll about it! Topics: With this panel? Well take your pick! It's going to be #uberawesome  But I know we'll cover  how rebranding, social media, online business & any questions YOU have for the panel!Friday, January 17th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm ESTFind your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC011714Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate +Edge Ad Exchange Click for more info:   http://bit.ly/EdgeAdExHow & where to watch:- Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube- Facebook:  The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Nikol Murphy, Fran Harris & Lance Fields2014-01-17 18:00:00206 
Johnny Base3,871Web Hosting with Special Guest Rick Knudston From FLYWHEEL HostingWe will discuss website speed, what is web hosting, how do you migrate a blogspot website, and more. FLYWHEEL Hosting is a special hosting company comprised of ex-wordpress developers and only hosts wordpress websites! We will also take questions! Watch the show live & Web Hosting master Rick will answer your questions On Air!Webhosting Everything You Need To Know with FLYWHEELS Rick Knudston2014-01-16 19:00:0019 
Wade Harman16,022YOUR FREE GIFT IS AT MY SITE: http://www.wadeharman.com/hangoutsSponsored by +PicMonkey for your social media image editing needs! http://goo.gl/9EIPKlJoin +Wade Harman +Neal Schaffer +Lee Smallwood and my guest host +Les Dossey as we discuss some tips on how you can connect rapidly with your online audience to build your connections and relationships online!Relationship Marketing #5- Tips on Connecting Rapidly2014-01-16 18:00:0067 
Chef Dennis Littley633,653Join me this Friday for the Baby it's Cold Outside Editon of Good Day Google+This week my guests will be:+Jason T. Wiser  Owner of Webination Station Digital Strategy Development.  Digital Strategy / Web Development / Social Media+Ben Fisher  Internet Marketing / Social SEO Strategist / Co-Founder of Steady Demand - Business Brand Page Management on Google+ +David F. Leopold  Small Business Owner and Founder of  smallbizdavidfoundation.org / and David's Barter - Dreaming with Entrepreneurs Directory  +jean Layton  Naturopathic Physician / Gluten-Free Blogger / Author / and  owner of Wingwoman Productions specializing in Google+ Technical Assistance Stop by Friday as we chat about Google+, Marketing,  Improving your diet, and anything that happens to spark our interest.   You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions!Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF!Friday, January 10th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST  Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP  Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennisSubscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.comFollow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennisFollow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis#gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google + - The Baby it's Cold Outside Edition2014-01-10 19:00:00141 
Chef Dennis Littley633,653Join me this Friday as we dive into the world of SEO on Google+ This week my guests will be:SEO and Content Marketing Specialist / CEO of Stone Temple Consulting +Eric Enge Google+ SEO Specialist / Social Media & Search Optimization for Business Consultant +Joshua Berg SMO and SEO specialist also consulting in Search engine marketing (SEM), Social media management (SMM)  +Mark Vang Gluten-free recipe developer, baking expert, author, consultant and creator of Jules Gluten Free Flour & Baking Mixes +Jules Shepard Join us as we chat about SEO, SMO, Google+, Life and our plans for 2014  on Google Plus  You never know what we're going to talk about, but you can be sure you'll learn something on every show, and we're always ready to answer your questions!Bring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF!Friday, January 3rd at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST  Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP  Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennisSubscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.comFollow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennisFollow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis#gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   Good Day Google+ - SEO Edition2014-01-03 19:00:00188 

Brandon Schaefer has been shared in 257 public circles

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Carlos Ramos12,069Let's break 500 shares and keep the momentum going! These are the best of the best #engagers from all walks of life. Give yourself a little diversity and add these great people to your circles.➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #googlecircle #googlecircles  #googlecircleshare  2014-10-18 19:14:39232001
martin shervington719,021A Circle of Thanks!You've all said something, done something, didn't do something, thought something, maybe sung something, eaten something or just been great over the past few months......and for that I thank you.Some of you are in the Academy and pushing me to learn more everyday; many of you are my mentors, and a few of you I haven't seen for a while, but you've been of great support. Onwards!p.s. I'm not in the circle, so I would ask you to please share away if you want to give people a boost...2014-10-17 14:02:46203103
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Sedona Sky Academy188Fabulous Engagers CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 20:35:51441001
Sedona Sky Academy188Fabulous Engagers CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 20:34:57441001
Elevations RTC172This is my Plus Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-15 18:15:36415000
New Directions for Young Adults122This is my Rock Stars CircleI will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities every week.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 17:57:50425125
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Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-10-13 19:23:48424000
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-10-13 19:23:19424000
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-10-13 19:22:50424000
Kerpi Burgan6,106#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 #team #круги   2014-10-07 12:08:54318105
Kerpi Burgan6,106#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 #team #круги   2014-10-07 12:07:44318004
Derek Dillon15,432Circle Share October 5 2014Derek’s Weekly Disk | Engagers Circle Share V1.26Thanks to this week's active engagers, those who’ve enriched my G+ experience. For more plusses, shares, and comments, consider adding them to your circles.If you received a notification below or in the comments, you're included. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles.If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: •  +1 this circle•  Share this circle to PUBLIC•  Include me in your circles•  Comment on this post #topofthepeople   #influencermarketing   #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun  #circles   #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare   2014-10-05 13:47:2131912517
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Gamer0Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 18:08:21423000
Gamer0Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 18:07:46423000
Эксперт Биткоин396Обмениваемся полезными контактами !!! (часть 6)#CircleSharing#Circle#SharedCircles#CircleOfTheDay#GooglePlusTips#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#Google#EliteInnerCircle#PublicCircle#AddCircle#Marketing#teamelitecircle#SocialMedia#HearingAids #SocialMediaMarketing#dontconfusethecircles#TeamElite#Engagers#Shared #ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный 2014-09-30 17:42:32499000
Where The Deal Is236Top Google PeopleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:46:20427000
mark sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:34:09422000
mark sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:33:36422000
mark sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:33:10422000
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303273140
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share.This #circle has professionals, photographers, musicians, geeks, social media marketers, developers, and just plain old people of g+ who like to engage. Thanks2014-09-24 17:23:17420124
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share.This #circleshared  has professionals, photographers, musicians, geeks, social media marketers, developers, and just plain old people of g+ who like to engage. Thanks2014-09-24 17:22:25420114
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-09-24 17:19:44420569
mark sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:27:42407239
mark sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:26:53407019
mark sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:26:24407327
George Clark7,088Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing #mlm #affiliate #internet #internetmarketing #mlm #google #googleplus #community #communities #ripples 2014-09-23 10:46:01468707580
Ian Archibald30,884A Circle of Major SharersGood Morning.  Today (September 20) is my birthday, so I decided to change things up a bit and give you a present!  In the past, this share has taken me hours to curate, because I was investigating 100's of circle shares, 1000's of posts, and seeing who was sharing and giving the post some love.Nonetheless, this share contains people who are simply awesome. They are great sharers, contributors and engagers.  Having taken a peak over the past year - these people are enjoying great success. There are a handful of new people to Google+ that I have also included - hoping to get them some additional exposure.I have no rules pertaining to this share, other than to be considerate of others.  I will encourage you to add it, though you would be losing out on connecting with some great people if you didn't. I hope you all have a wonderful day today!May All Your Successes Be MajorIan AKA "Major Twister" 2014-09-20 14:57:00177522654
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:34:593905415
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:34:32390207
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:32:04390279
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:20:27374179
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:19:36374004
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:19:043742210
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:18:37374315
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:18:05374017
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:17:28374105
Harry Day6,979This circle includes people from all around the globe relating to different fields and they gonna make your G+ Experience awesome.Please plus, add and publicly share the circle so that everyone will benefit#circleoftheday #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #elfopower #social #socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialnetworks #socialnetworking #xeeme #marketing 2014-09-05 07:49:42484121110154
mark sampson1,464Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-02 18:48:41374129
mark sampson1,464Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-02 18:48:18374126
mark sampson1,464Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-02 18:47:51374217
EDZUL FREDY KRISNAWAN0#sharedcircle#CirclefREAK#CirclespEOPLEActive users on Google+. Circle Share.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles.If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: •         +1 this circle•         Share this circle to PUBLIC•         Include me in your circles•         Comment on this post2014-09-02 05:21:085006311
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mark sampson1,209Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me." Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-08-29 02:27:49360005
mark sampson1,209Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me." Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-08-29 02:26:033605710
mark sampson1,209Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me." Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-08-29 02:25:063604312
mark sampson236Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-08-27 20:15:35353228

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2014-10-20 02:11:43 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Most shared content marketing articles last week
Nice posts by +RebekahRadice +matthewbarby +kevanlee http://ow.ly/D0jRi

Most reshares: 1

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2014-10-20 02:11:43 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Most shared content marketing articles last week
Nice posts by +RebekahRadice +matthewbarby +kevanlee http://ow.ly/D0jRi

Most plusones: 3

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2014-10-19 00:38:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data (as JSON feeds) from http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+FrançoisBeau... more »

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2014-10-20 11:54:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Follow #90DayEntrepreneur for all the latest #entrepreneur and #business tips and trends: http://buff.ly/10djxBV

Follow #90DayEntrepreneur for all the latest #entrepreneur and #business tips and trends: http://buff.ly/10djxBV___

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2014-10-20 10:24:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Small Business Guide to Google My Business

"Google has over 1.2 billion unique users per month and is an amazing marketing opportunity for small businesses.
Getting set up used to be a pain. Fortunately, Google My Business has just been launched to make it easier for brands and local businesses to connect with customers on search, on Maps, and on Google Plus.
Follow this step by step guide for getting set up and optimised."

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1pTDFP9

#Googleplus #Business #Jaanatip

The Small Business Guide to Google My Business

"Google has over 1.2 billion unique users per month and is an amazing marketing opportunity for small businesses.
Getting set up used to be a pain. Fortunately, Google My Business has just been launched to make it easier for brands and local businesses to connect with customers on search, on Maps, and on Google Plus.
Follow this step by step guide for getting set up and optimised."

Learn more: http://bit.ly/1pTDFP9

#Googleplus #Business #Jaanatip___

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

10 Crucial Lead Generation Opportunities on your Business Blog (Infographic) by +Callbox

"The goal of a blog is like how man courts a woman, the first step is to get noticed.

Introduce yourself and impress her. Just like how content marketing goes you need to make that impression, feed your readers with incredible thoughts to ponder and that they will never forget your name from the first day you met.

Having a blog doesn’t end at posting, it’s just the start of something big. You don’t want your crush to know you stay friends with her, right. It’s time to take the next move.

Show some effort. Content marketers don’t just stop at writing 500 words article a day, they share it. They broadcast it to the world through social networking sites, curation and many other mediums. Here is a infographic that will show you how to make your readers say‘yes‘.&qu... more »

10 Crucial Lead Generation Opportunities on your Business Blog (Infographic) by +Callbox

"The goal of a blog is like how man courts a woman, the first step is to get noticed.

Introduce yourself and impress her. Just like how content marketing goes you need to make that impression, feed your readers with incredible thoughts to ponder and that they will never forget your name from the first day you met.

Having a blog doesn’t end at posting, it’s just the start of something big. You don’t want your crush to know you stay friends with her, right. It’s time to take the next move.

Show some effort. Content marketers don’t just stop at writing 500 words article a day, they share it. They broadcast it to the world through social networking sites, curation and many other mediums. Here is a infographic that will show you how to make your readers say ‘yes‘."

Via: http://www.callboxinc.com/content-marketing-2/10-crucial-b2b-lead-generation-opportunities-on-your-business-blog/___

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2014-10-20 10:23:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The 10 rules that every business needs to know before posting on Twitter

Tip No 1. Engage your followers

A great way to engage your followers is to use questions, facts, and figures.  This increases the chances that they interact with you and retweet your content.

Read it all here: http://www.sr-strategies.com/blog/2014/4/2/the-10-rules-that-every-business-needs-to-know-before-posting-on-twitter

The 10 rules that every business needs to know before posting on Twitter

Tip No 1. Engage your followers

A great way to engage your followers is to use questions, facts, and figures.  This increases the chances that they interact with you and retweet your content.

Read it all here: http://www.sr-strategies.com/blog/2014/4/2/the-10-rules-that-every-business-needs-to-know-before-posting-on-twitter___

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2014-10-20 10:22:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Social Media Marketing Podcast 115, in this episode Mari Smith explores what you need to know about marketing with Facebook, and in particular the news feed.

Social Media Marketing Podcast 115, in this episode Mari Smith explores what you need to know about marketing with Facebook, and in particular the news feed.___

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2014-10-20 10:22:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Looking forward to the holiday season to really boost your sales and income? Here are five Facebook strategies you can start implementing now!

Looking forward to the holiday season to really boost your sales and income? Here are five Facebook strategies you can start implementing now!___

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2014-10-20 10:22:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Wondering how to convert traffic into leads? It’s not complicated. Just follow a recipe that includes 3 essential ingredients. #onlinemarketing   #onlinemarketingtips   #marketing   #marketingtips   #adtech   #adtechlondon   #adtechny   #advertising   #advertise   #internetmarketing   #leads   #traffic   #traffictowebsite   #traffictoblog   #traffictoleads   #websitemonetization   #monetization  

Wondering how to convert traffic into leads? It’s not complicated. Just follow a recipe that includes 3 essential ingredients. #onlinemarketing   #onlinemarketingtips   #marketing   #marketingtips   #adtech   #adtechlondon   #adtechny   #advertising   #advertise   #internetmarketing   #leads   #traffic   #traffictowebsite   #traffictoblog   #traffictoleads   #websitemonetization   #monetization  ___

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2014-10-20 10:20:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

15 Ways to Simplify Your Content Writing for Social Media by +Social Media Today 

"If you don’t know this by now, you might have to learn the hard way: social media is the most important thing your company can have when it comes to marketing campaigns. You can bring in numerous new clients and work to keep relationships with existing ones. There is hardly a soul alive over the age of 13 that does not have a social media account, giving you the opportunity to advertise to an incredibly large pool of people. However, you might be stuck in the quagmire of social media posts and wondering just how you can simplify and smarten your social media content writing. Let’s look at 15 great ways to do this."

Read it all here: http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/15-ways-simplify-your-content-writing-social-media

H/t +Julia McCoy

15 Ways to Simplify Your Content Writing for Social Media by +Social Media Today 

"If you don’t know this by now, you might have to learn the hard way: social media is the most important thing your company can have when it comes to marketing campaigns. You can bring in numerous new clients and work to keep relationships with existing ones. There is hardly a soul alive over the age of 13 that does not have a social media account, giving you the opportunity to advertise to an incredibly large pool of people. However, you might be stuck in the quagmire of social media posts and wondering just how you can simplify and smarten your social media content writing. Let’s look at 15 great ways to do this."

Read it all here: http://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/15-ways-simplify-your-content-writing-social-media

H/t +Julia McCoy___

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2014-10-20 10:20:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Quickest Ways To Grow Your Twitter Followers - #infographic  

"You already know that if you follow people on Twitter, a portion of those users will follow you back. But is that really the best way to get your first 100 Twitter followers?

It actually isn’t! From running contests and writing guest posts to reaching out to influencers, you can use at least 10 different tactics to grow your follower count.

To show you how you can use each of these tactics and the impact they will have on your account, +Neil Patel created an infographic that details the tactics and ways to implement them."

Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399655872917/

See the complete infographic here: http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/10/17/how-to-get-your-first-100-twitter-followers/?display=wide

#socialmediamarketing   #twit... more »

Quickest Ways To Grow Your Twitter Followers - #infographic  

"You already know that if you follow people on Twitter, a portion of those users will follow you back. But is that really the best way to get your first 100 Twitter followers?

It actually isn’t! From running contests and writing guest posts to reaching out to influencers, you can use at least 10 different tactics to grow your follower count.

To show you how you can use each of these tactics and the impact they will have on your account, +Neil Patel created an infographic that details the tactics and ways to implement them."

Pin it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/381539399655872917/

See the complete infographic here: http://www.quicksprout.com/2014/10/17/how-to-get-your-first-100-twitter-followers/?display=wide

#socialmediamarketing   #twitter   #socialmediatips  

You can connect with me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/irfanahmad1989___

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2014-10-20 10:20:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Ultimate Guide to Delegating (for Entrepreneurs Who Hate Delegating) http://bit.ly/1oeccwK

The Ultimate Guide to Delegating (for Entrepreneurs Who Hate Delegating) http://bit.ly/1oeccwK___

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

How to Build Powerful Alliances on Google+ | Social Media Examiner http://buff.ly/1ri7RmD

How to Build Powerful Alliances on Google+ | Social Media Examiner http://buff.ly/1ri7RmD___

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2014-10-20 10:20:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Boost Your Traffic Using Big, Beautiful & Easy-To-Read Infographics

Do you want to boost your social shares? Want to drive more traffic to your site? More sales? Invest in infographics!

I've proved this myself, many times over. Notice how most of my posts get 1000+ social shares? INFOGRAPHICS! This is definitely my favorite marketing tool. It's my best weapon for attracting more website traffic and more sales.

Here are the major reasons why you should use infographics to promote your content/products/services:

- Visual content is social-media-ready and social-media-friendly. It’s easily sharable and easily palatable. - Wishpond
- Publishers who use infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those that don’t. - Unbounce
- In just over 2 years, infographic search volumes increased over 800%. - Unbounce - 65%... more »

Boost Your Traffic Using Big, Beautiful & Easy-To-Read Infographics

Do you want to boost your social shares? Want to drive more traffic to your site? More sales? Invest in infographics!

I've proved this myself, many times over. Notice how most of my posts get 1000+ social shares? INFOGRAPHICS! This is definitely my favorite marketing tool. It's my best weapon for attracting more website traffic and more sales.

Here are the major reasons why you should use infographics to promote your content/products/services:

- Visual content is social-media-ready and social-media-friendly. It’s easily sharable and easily palatable. - Wishpond
- Publishers who use infographics grow in traffic an average of 12% more than those that don’t. - Unbounce
- In just over 2 years, infographic search volumes increased over 800%. - Unbounce 
- 65% of the population are visual learners - Unbounce

And I'm here to help YOU design an infographic that gets shared! I'm now offering "Infographic Design Services", for more details, please go to: http://www.twelveskip.com/services/design/1357/infographic-design-services

HAPPY MONDAY everyone!

#infographics   #visualmarketing  ___

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2014-10-20 02:11:43 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Some great #contentmarketing articles here!

Most shared content marketing articles last week
Nice posts by +RebekahRadice +matthewbarby +kevanlee http://ow.ly/D0jRi___Some great #contentmarketing articles here!

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2014-10-20 01:38:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Google+ Now Has 2 Billion+ Accounts. Yes, You Read That Right

...according to this analysis by +Greg Miernicki and +François Beaufort, using actual data they found inside Google+ itself. 

Caveat: "Accounts" does not mean "users active on the social network." 

But...these accounts have tremendous value and significance for Google, and they are the real success story of Google+. 

To find out why, read my in-depth analysis at http://stonet.co/GPlus2B

Google+ Now Has 2 Billion+ Accounts. Yes, You Read That Right

...according to this analysis by +Greg Miernicki and +François Beaufort, using actual data they found inside Google+ itself. 

Caveat: "Accounts" does not mean "users active on the social network." 

But...these accounts have tremendous value and significance for Google, and they are the real success story of Google+. 

To find out why, read my in-depth analysis at http://stonet.co/GPlus2B___

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2014-10-20 01:38:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

LinkedIn Love: How I Got Featured (Twice!) in a LinkedIn Top Category

Someone at LinkedIn loves me. Twice this week one of my LinkedIn Publisher posts has been featured as a top post in LinkedIn Pulse's Social Media category. That means my post is also being shown more in other user's Pulse feeds, users that LinkedIn thinks are a good audience for me.

Actually, it would be more accurate to say "some algorithm at LinkedIn loves me." My posts have begun to trip some thresholds that make LI want to feature them and promote them.

What are those triggers? Based on both LinkedIn's own suggestions for how to get your posts more promoted and my own experience, I think some of them likely include:

☞ Posting regularly.
☞ Creating posts that users want to engage with (comments, likes, reshares). This one is probably most critical. ☞ ... more »

LinkedIn Love: How I Got Featured (Twice!) in a LinkedIn Top Category

Someone at LinkedIn loves me. Twice this week one of my LinkedIn Publisher posts has been featured as a top post in LinkedIn Pulse's Social Media category. That means my post is also being shown more in other user's Pulse feeds, users that LinkedIn thinks are a good audience for me.

Actually, it would be more accurate to say "some algorithm at LinkedIn loves me." My posts have begun to trip some thresholds that make LI want to feature them and promote them.

What are those triggers? Based on both LinkedIn's own suggestions for how to get your posts more promoted and my own experience, I think some of them likely include:

☞ Posting regularly.
☞ Creating posts that users want to engage with (comments, likes, reshares). This one is probably most critical. 
☞ Having spend time building good quality connections with other users who are likely to like what I write and want to share it.
☞ Regularly engaging on LinkedIn with content of other influencers writing in my field.

For more suggestions, see this article >> http://howtomakemyblog.com/linkedin-publishing/___

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2014-10-20 01:36:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

How to Make a Statement That Earns Respect in 3 Easy Steps http://bit.ly/1Cr40dm

How to Make a Statement That Earns Respect in 3 Easy Steps http://bit.ly/1Cr40dm___

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2014-10-20 01:36:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Store, manage, and analyze your visual #socialmedia content. Click http://mvnt.us/m82462 to sign up for FREE!

Store, manage, and analyze your visual #socialmedia content. Click http://mvnt.us/m82462 to sign up for FREE!___

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2014-10-19 22:28:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

h/t +Pauline Cabrera and +Ashley Faulkes

Your customers spend more money with your company when they feel as if they count and you care about them. Make your communication personal for better success. #emailmarketing   #bizitalk  ___h/t +Pauline Cabrera and +Ashley Faulkes

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2014-10-19 22:12:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

h/t +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice 

7 Piece of Offbeat Advice I Wish I Knew Sooner
"Flaws are beautiful and likeable."
Accept your mistakes.
Embrace your unique qualities! 

Pin it here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/11329436537867869/
by  +Marc Chernoff 
#inspiration   #motivation   #ns  ___h/t +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice 

2014-10-19 22:11:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Which is your favorite social network?
And be honest-- I know this is on Google+, but tell the truth!

And while you're at it, go ahead and throw a link in the comments below to your profile on the social network that you vote for! (And if you vote for Google+, just comment with "#PlusOne!")

This seemed like a great way to meet new people, and do further testing on this polling feature! 

#socialmedia   #poll   #favoritesocialnetwork  

Which is your favorite social network?
And be honest-- I know this is on Google+, but tell the truth!

And while you're at it, go ahead and throw a link in the comments below to your profile on the social network that you vote for! (And if you vote for Google+, just comment with "#PlusOne!")

This seemed like a great way to meet new people, and do further testing on this polling feature! 

#socialmedia   #poll   #favoritesocialnetwork  ___

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2014-10-19 20:39:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This infographic shows you how to plot a perfect, productive morning. http://bit.ly/1tDulpI

This infographic shows you how to plot a perfect, productive morning. http://bit.ly/1tDulpI___

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2014-10-19 20:39:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Tweet Images for More Impact on Twitter http://bit.ly/1rTNb4n

Tweet Images for More Impact on Twitter http://bit.ly/1rTNb4n___

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2014-10-19 20:38:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Content Marketing Throughout the Marketing Funnel
Generally, the marketing funnel reflects stages in the customer journey — from initial awareness of your brand to purchase. The marketing funnel gets it funnel shape because there’s a huge drop, with fewer prospects making it down to the next stage. Here, we'll focus on inbound marketing that supports content marketing throughout the marketing funnel, as opposed to the actual content you create for different stages.
http://buff.ly/1weJieG

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Content Marketing Throughout the Marketing Funnel
Generally, the marketing funnel reflects stages in the customer journey — from initial awareness of your brand to purchase. The marketing funnel gets it funnel shape because there’s a huge drop, with fewer prospects making it down to the next stage. Here, we'll focus on inbound marketing that supports content marketing throughout the marketing funnel, as opposed to the actual content you create for different stages.
http://buff.ly/1weJieG

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2014-10-19 20:38:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media: http://buff.ly/1qQjX7e

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media: http://buff.ly/1qQjX7e___

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2014-10-19 20:38:45 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

5 Basic Types of Logo to Help You Decide What Kind Your Business Needs - http://red-blog.co.uk/1zevtCA

5 Basic Types of Logo to Help You Decide What Kind Your Business Needs - http://red-blog.co.uk/1zevtCA___

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2014-10-19 20:38:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A Christmas Story. How to Boost Sales With Content Marketing
Use multicultural content marketing to engage local audiences in the international market

#contentmarketing #internationalsales #globalsales

A Christmas Story. How to Boost Sales With Content Marketing
Use multicultural content marketing to engage local audiences in the international market

#contentmarketing #internationalsales #globalsales___

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2014-10-19 20:38:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The 10 Pillars To Creating a Personal Brand in a Digital World http://ow.ly/CZONU 
#Personalbranding   #personalbrandingtips   #personaldevelopment  

The 10 Pillars To Creating a Personal Brand in a Digital World http://ow.ly/CZONU 
#Personalbranding   #personalbrandingtips   #personaldevelopment  ___

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2014-10-19 12:57:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Need Help with Your #EmailMarketing Plan for the Upcoming #HolidaySeason: http://buff.ly/1y6oBCX

Need Help with Your #EmailMarketing Plan for the Upcoming #HolidaySeason: http://buff.ly/1y6oBCX___

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2014-10-19 12:52:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Check out the new #ComicHeroes Theme from #PicMonkey: http://buff.ly/1sYg7gU

Check out the new #ComicHeroes Theme from #PicMonkey: http://buff.ly/1sYg7gU___

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2014-10-19 12:45:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Are you an #Entrepreneur or #BusinessOwner that wants to learn about #SocialMediaMarketing: http://buff.ly/1y6miQz

Are you an #Entrepreneur or #BusinessOwner that wants to learn about #SocialMediaMarketing: http://buff.ly/1y6miQz___

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2014-10-19 12:19:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Another New Social Network In Town
And it's much prettier than Ello

Update [Because it clearly wasn't blatantly obvious that I wasn't endorsing/recommending this new social network]: I have in no way, shape or form endorsed Tsu in this post. I am simply curious-- a trait that us creatives and social media junkies have when there's a shiny new thing. Upon further review, I do not recommend this network as it's business model is doomed to fail.

I just came across this today thanks to +Thomas VanWart. Now, I'm pretty excitable when it comes to new social networks, and when I laid eyes on this one, I was quite pleased. 

See my profile here: http://tsu.co/DustinWStout
[Full disclosure: by clicking through to my link I am under the understanding that I somehow get "credit" for anyone who registers through landing on myp... more »

Another New Social Network In Town
And it's much prettier than Ello

Update [Because it clearly wasn't blatantly obvious that I wasn't endorsing/recommending this new social network]: I have in no way, shape or form endorsed Tsu in this post. I am simply curious-- a trait that us creatives and social media junkies have when there's a shiny new thing. Upon further review, I do not recommend this network as it's business model is doomed to fail.

I just came across this today thanks to +Thomas VanWart. Now, I'm pretty excitable when it comes to new social networks, and when I laid eyes on this one, I was quite pleased. 

See my profile here: http://tsu.co/DustinWStout
[Full disclosure: by clicking through to my link I am under the understanding that I somehow get "credit" for anyone who registers through landing on my profile. I'm not 100% sure what this means yet, but thought a disclosure was necessary.]

Now I am a bit reserved though because the focus is on monetizing your social media activity. I haven't yet vetted all the ins and outs of the structure/policy yet, but I'm digging. And digging. 

One observation I did have though was about the name, tsu which is pronounced like "Sue". In today's social media crazed world, it's always a good branding practice to test how your social network name will sound as a verb-- like "Facebook me" or "Instagram me" or "Google me"... I don't think "sue me" has a great chance at becoming a thing. lol

Take a look and tell me what your initial thoughts are. I'm in pure curiosity mode at the moment. 

You might be interested in this: +Mark Traphagen +Andrij Harasewych +Wade Harman +Kristin Drysdale +Kristoffer Howes +Ben Fisher +Mia Voss +Christine DeGraff 

#tsu   #socialnetwork   #newsocialnetwork  ___

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2014-10-19 12:19:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

How to Share Old Blogposts on Social Media: 5 Quick Tips for Getting More Out of Your Archives by +Buffer 

Social media advice seems to come in two flavors: what to do and how to do it.

Take, for instance, the advice to reshare content from your blog’s archives. This strategy seems to pay big dividends for the accounts who’ve embraced it. They’ve seen more traffic, more reshares, and more engagement even though the content itself isn’t brand new.

Sharing old content is awesome social media advice.

So how exactly does one go about it?

Find out here: http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-share-old-blogposts

How to Share Old Blogposts on Social Media: 5 Quick Tips for Getting More Out of Your Archives by +Buffer 

Social media advice seems to come in two flavors: what to do and how to do it.

Take, for instance, the advice to reshare content from your blog’s archives. This strategy seems to pay big dividends for the accounts who’ve embraced it. They’ve seen more traffic, more reshares, and more engagement even though the content itself isn’t brand new.

Sharing old content is awesome social media advice.

So how exactly does one go about it?

Find out here: http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-to-share-old-blogposts___

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2014-10-19 12:15:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

How To Use Pinterest Analytics To Create Content Your Audience Will Love
If you’re on Pinterest, it’s important to take full advantage of the site’s analytics dashboard, Pinterest Analytics. Pinterest Analytics are designed to help you get the most from Pinterest by giving you the insights you need to create content your audience will love. Pinterest recently updated the platform, introducing a new look and adding a number of powerful new features.
http://buff.ly/1wejRvG

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How To Use Pinterest Analytics To Create Content Your Audience Will Love
If you’re on Pinterest, it’s important to take full advantage of the site’s analytics dashboard, Pinterest Analytics. Pinterest Analytics are designed to help you get the most from Pinterest by giving you the insights you need to create content your audience will love. Pinterest recently updated the platform, introducing a new look and adding a number of powerful new features.
http://buff.ly/1wejRvG

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We're covering digital marketing skills, email marketing and other topics. If you can't attend the one you want, sign up and you can view it at your convenience once it's available.
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2014-10-19 12:15:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#Howto Run a Successful #Facebook #AdCampaign for Your #SmallBusiness #Infographic


http://buff.ly/1qPHrJI

#Howto Run a Successful #Facebook #AdCampaign for Your #SmallBusiness #Infographic


http://buff.ly/1qPHrJI___

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2014-10-19 12:11:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How To Fix Your Marketing Blind Spot | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy http://buff.ly/1z6PiMa

How To Fix Your Marketing Blind Spot | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy http://buff.ly/1z6PiMa___

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2014-10-19 12:10:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is the ultimate, in-depth guide to generating leads with SlideShare. Click through for best practices for titles, length, cover images, and more!

This is the ultimate, in-depth guide to generating leads with SlideShare. Click through for best practices for titles, length, cover images, and more!___

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2014-10-19 12:08:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Why you don't need as many followers as you think by +Pinterest 

"Collecting followers has become an important part of how businesses connect with their customers online. But on Pinterest, followers don’t play the same role as they do on other services.

Instead of thinking of followers as your audience on Pinterest, think of them as the gateway to your audience on Pinterest."

Read more: https://business.pinterest.com/en/blog/why-you-dont-need-many-followers-you-think

Why you don't need as many followers as you think by +Pinterest 

"Collecting followers has become an important part of how businesses connect with their customers online. But on Pinterest, followers don’t play the same role as they do on other services.

Instead of thinking of followers as your audience on Pinterest, think of them as the gateway to your audience on Pinterest."

Read more: https://business.pinterest.com/en/blog/why-you-dont-need-many-followers-you-think___

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2014-10-19 12:08:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The 9 Types of Social Media Updates (and the 1 that will get you more followers) http://buff.ly/1rDythQ

The 9 Types of Social Media Updates (and the 1 that will get you more followers) http://buff.ly/1rDythQ___

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2014-10-19 12:07:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

h/t +Denis Labelle

+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data (as JSON feeds) from http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+François Beaufort +Denis Labelle ___h/t +Denis Labelle

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2014-10-19 12:07:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

h/t +John Paul Aguiar

10 Do’s and Don’ts To Using Twitter To Grow Your Blog or Small Business

>> http://t.co/W6BxNs1sXK

Are you seeing results from your Twitter marketing efforts?

If not. these 10 do's and dont's might help you see a few things you should be doing and a few you should NOT be doing.___h/t +John Paul Aguiar

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2014-10-19 12:04:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

10 Effective Ways to Increase Twitter Followers and Build Your Business - http://red-blog.co.uk/1w2tw8y

10 Effective Ways to Increase Twitter Followers and Build Your Business - http://red-blog.co.uk/1w2tw8y___

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2014-10-19 12:04:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

3 Absolutes for Success http://bit.ly/1wzheT9

3 Absolutes for Success http://bit.ly/1wzheT9___

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2014-10-19 12:04:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

What Does Google+ Mean To You?

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

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

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

I hope they won't mind if I share their stories here. I don't want their words to disappear to time, and... more »

What Does Google+ Mean To You?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

And that was before circle shares.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#googleplus   #gplusmeanstome   #whatiloveaboutgplus   #enthusiasm   #mystory  

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Google Ecosystem Toolbox
Everything on one post: 5 Toolboxes.

1. Google+ Toolbox
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2. Google for Work/Entrepreneurs/Business Toolbox
> goo.gl/QMZUVp

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Google Ecosystem Toolbox
Everything on one post: 5 Toolboxes.

1. Google+ Toolbox
> goo.gl/y5pNSV

2. Google for Work/Entrepreneurs/Business Toolbox
> goo.gl/QMZUVp

3. Google Toolbox
> goo.gl/Kr5jiK

4. YouTube Toolbox
> goo.gl/AUeBlB

5. Discover the World of Google (+)
> goo.gl/aJojwC

#googlehelp #googleplustips #googleplushelp     

My Top/Best Google+'s posts -> goo.gl/pgO5fW
About +Denis Labelle -> goo.gl/namV1b   #DenisLabelle  ___

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2014-10-19 12:03:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic) by +Entrepreneur 

From to-do lists to time management to goal-tracking to file storage, here's a look at 44 of the best apps to help entrepreneurs systematize the unwieldy process of building a business, as compiled by +Conosco.

+Todoist: An efficient to-do list tool for those who want to keep projects organized.

+RescueTime: A browser time meter app that sends weekly reports on where you waste your time.

+Basecamp: A core project management tool for tracking schedules, files and to-do lists.

+Redbooth: Formerly Teambox. A multi-platform service to increase company productivity.

+Hootsuite: A social media dashboard for monitoring and scheduling posts on different social networks.

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44 Apps That Turn Your Smartphone Into a Productivity Powerhouse (Infographic) by +Entrepreneur 

From to-do lists to time management to goal-tracking to file storage, here's a look at 44 of the best apps to help entrepreneurs systematize the unwieldy process of building a business, as compiled by +Conosco.

+Todoist: An efficient to-do list tool for those who want to keep projects organized.

+RescueTime: A browser time meter app that sends weekly reports on where you waste your time.

+Basecamp: A core project management tool for tracking schedules, files and to-do lists.

+Redbooth: Formerly Teambox. A multi-platform service to increase company productivity.

+Hootsuite: A social media dashboard for monitoring and scheduling posts on different social networks.

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See the complete list here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237875

#mobileapps   #infographic   #productivity  ___

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2014-10-19 12:03:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Listing skills on LinkedIn gets you an average of 13 more views. Here are the most popular skills on the rise: http://slidesha.re/1wdmMUp #SlideShare

Listing skills on LinkedIn gets you an average of 13 more views. Here are the most popular skills on the rise: http://slidesha.re/1wdmMUp #SlideShare___

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2014-10-19 12:03:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Are you using LinkedIn to generate leads, the RIGHT way? http://thesmh.co/1uk2ngS

Are you using LinkedIn to generate leads, the RIGHT way? http://thesmh.co/1uk2ngS___

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2014-10-19 02:05:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

h/t +Pimwi Web Application and +Sébastien Cochard and +Kristi Hines for the content!

Social media gives businesses the opportunity to create a solid presence online through the creation of business pages on their platforms. Surprisingly, many businesses opt to make their Facebook page or their Google+ business profile their main focus. While solely using social media may seem like a good option, there are several reasons why you shouldn’t rely on it as your only online property. Here are the top reasons why you need a dedicated website for business. Click here http://buff.ly/1Dnwib3 to keep reading this article written by Kristi Hines.___h/t +Pimwi Web Application and +Sébastien Cochard and +Kristi Hines for the content!

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2014-10-19 00:38:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data (as JSON feeds) from http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

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+Google+ now has more than 2 BILLION accounts !! In a little over 3 years, 1207 days to be precise, the number of personal profiles and pages has increased at a meteoric growth rate of approximately 1,658,625 new users/pages per day!

I've been calculating the growth rate of G+ for some time now at a website that I myself host http://plus.miernicki.com and if you would like to plug this data into another application, you can access the raw data (as JSON feeds) from http://plus.miernicki.com/plus and http://plus.miernicki.com/minus

To just say +Google+ is just about numbers would definitely be doing it a disservice. In the 3+ years I've been here, I've made tons of friends, shared countless stories, and photographs with a wide and varied group of people... and to that I say, "Here's to the next 2 Billion users!"

+François Beaufort +Denis Labelle ___

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2014-10-19 00:38:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Put Your New Business Idea to the Three-Question Test http://bit.ly/1wyLD3W

Put Your New Business Idea to the Three-Question Test http://bit.ly/1wyLD3W___

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