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Eric Enge19,669+David Amerland +Mark Traphagen and I are looking forward to discussing the rapid advances in semantic search. Google, Siri, and Cortana are all making advances, but Google is the clear leader in this space.Here is the YouTube link: Scaling the Semantic Web +Stone Temple Consulting has documented that in a study that will publish in the Digital Marketing Excellence Blog on Tuesday morning.  David is about to publish a post on a "reconciliation of identities across different social networks".Join us on Tuesday October 7th at 1 PM ET to talk about these new papers and more.  Say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.Please reshare the event or invite others.  Thanks for your help!Scaling the Semantic Web2014-10-07 19:00:00294 
Wade Harman16,089Join me as I carry the camera with me through the streets of Las Vegas and inside of this extreme convention, meeting new people and interviewing and getting to know other marketers.The Hook of RealityNothing will be hidden from the audience, day to day life in a convention-goer's world as I leave the camera on for the maximum time that Google Hangouts allows, which is 8 hours.Come and go as you please, leave us comments, join the fun, and tell me who or what you would like me to say to people!This is a test event as we will see how this goes, but it looks like a really fun time as you'll get to see a Hillbilly out of his element in the "big city".This show is sponsored by +Weal Media corporation, everything social media, content marketing, and SEO that you will ever need for your online business, please give us a call or ping our fearless leader +Kristoffer Howes and he will be happy to set up a consultation with you!  Mention that you saw this show and he will give you a discount on your pricing!Check out Weal Media Here http://wealmedia.comGet More Tips!Subscribe to the blog: http://wadeharman.com/subscribeGet more sneak peeks at recorded shows not on Live Hangouts on the iTunes channel here: http://goo.gl/LNPUXQ #convention   #pubcon   #lasVegas   #socialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #contentmarketing   #speaking   #realitytv  Reality TV: The PubCon Experience (Day 1)2014-10-07 18:00:0072 
On Track Tips | Wiser Sites1,640Ten things Cynthia Sanchez and I will NOT talk about during this week’s interview about Pinterest http://jtw.bz/PinBlog1As I was preparing for this week’s program, I was reading article after article about Pinterest for marketing and small business, and it was almost embarrassing how they were saying the same exact thing. Right up front, here are 10 things we won’t be talking about:1.) You need to "engage"2.) Be "authentic"3.) Build a community around your brand4.) Visit others’ boards and pin their things; this will get their attention and they’ll pin yours 5.) Use hashtags6.) Fill out your Pinterest profile7.) Pin two to three times a day8.) Use bigger images9.) Add links to your pins into your G+ posts (G+ and Pinterest play very nicely together) and other profiles10.) Have fun!Tips are good, no doubt, but this week Cynthia Sanchez and I will not be wasting this half hour just to meme out on “Pin all the things.” +Cynthia Sanchez started to use Pinterest in 2011 and in 2012 left her job as a full-time radiation oncology nurse to focus on building her “Oh So Pinteresting” business. Today Cynthia is a leading authority on Pinterest and is commonly found presenting at larger social media conferences and summits. I will be asking Cynthia to share some of her best small businesses success stories. We’ll get into bootstrapping business owners who are juggling social media and other marketing channels - trying to figure out this whole online space - and seeing real success in their small business.If this sounds Pinteresting to you, we’ll see you there!======================================================Start asking questions now AND invite 2 friends!Did you click "Yes" on the event invite?Subscribe to our YouTube Channel - http://jtw.bz/OTTlistListen on iTunes - http://jtw.bz/OTTitunesTweet this - http://jtw.bz/CSTweet1Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #OnTrackTips Future guests include:Yifat CohenJay BaerIan ClearyMark TraphagenVisit On Track Tips and press the BIG red button for your chance to meet the experts and ask them your small business question.http://OnTrackTips.com/========================================¬==============Connect with +Cynthia Sanchez on G+ or Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/CynthiaPins/and visit heThe Pinterest Marketing HOA for All the Things2014-09-22 19:00:00104 
Wade Harman16,089Mad Men of Google+This is going to be a tiny webinar that will help you on every count of the Google+ platform.  We will be taking each aspect of Google+ and what it does for you and explaining how you can make it work for you.Meet The Panelists+Eric Enge will be talking about the SEO value of Google+ and what you need to find better rankings on this platform.  +Mark Traphagen will be talking about the personalized search options inside of Google+ and why this is important to your business strategy.+Ronnie Bincer will be taking us through the benefits of Google Hangouts and why you should start using this for your business.+Ryan Hanley will be the content marketing expert for the Google+ platform and he's going to show you how to market your articles the best way possible.+Wade Harman will be speaking on the relationship factor of Google+ and what you should be doing to get people's attention to build relationships with them.TBA There will be others to be announced later that will be on the show.SubscribeThe Relationship Marketing Show on iTunes: http://goo.gl/f9DTj6Never miss anything: http://wadeharman.com/subscribeDisclaimerIf you are commenting on this event page, you will be seen as someone who's interested in these shows and therefore will be put in a HOA invite circle to be notified of future shows.  If you would rather opt out of this, please let us know. #google   #googleplus   #googleplustips   #googleplusmarketing   Mad Men of Google+2014-09-18 00:00:0084 
josh bachynski1,588Famed SEO Reporter Barry Schwartz & SEO and Ethicist Bad Boy Josh Bachynski are back to debate and discuss the secrets of Google and SEO!this ain't yer grandma's HOA (pronounced huuu-aaahhhh)* WATCH US * The SEO Friday SHOW (on Wednesday) w/ Barry and Josh2014-09-17 21:00:0043 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,476The End of the Authorship (Tagging) with Eric EngeTuesday (9th September 2014) at 12pm PDT // 3pm EDT // 8pm GMTThe End of the Authorship (Tagging) with guest Eric Enge2014-09-09 21:00:0076 
David Amerland358,990Semantic search is scaling across the web and we are now in the semantic technologies age. In this HOA I will cover what's new, what we are seeing and marketers can/should do. Data Density and Semantic Search2014-08-30 18:00:0099 
Google Webmasters278,846Join us for a Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout :)Add your questions to this event page, this session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, indexing, mobile sites, internationalization, duplicate content, Sitemaps, Webmaster Tools, pagination, duplicate content, multi-lingual/multi-regional sites, etc. This is a Hangout on Air on Google+. It works best with a webcam + headset. You can find out more about Hangouts and how to participate at office hours | webmasterhelpforum Feel free to drop by - we welcome webmasters of all levels! English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout2014-08-29 11:00:00109 
Fearlessly Questioning117What's holding you back from taking your second chance to reinvent yourself?When you talk to +Mark Traphagen you normally think you're going to get something super smart about something you barely understand.Well, I'm pretty sure we are still going to get something super smart, but I bet the challenge this time won't be understanding it, rather taking action... If you aren't already familiar with Mark's story and how he became one of the most respected and trusted names on SEO, Google+ and Google Authorship, you're in for a treat.We are going to explore what it takes to find success from a point in your life that you thought was permanent. Today we're are going to go deep, rattle some cages and find out if you have what it takes to reinvent yourself Join me,  +Joey Giangola for this new adventure. You can learn more about +Mark Traphagen   for yourself at http://www.stonetemple.com/Join The Hangout (No Seriously, For Real, Like on Camera)We are going to try something "fearless" in the hangout world and bring on the person each week who asks the best fearless question in the event page. If you want a chance to ask your question to Mark face to face, start submitting your questions now. If your question gets the most +1's we will invite you to join us in the hangout for the last few minutes.Be sure to check out the first two parts of this conversationFearlessly Questioning Second Chances and Reinventions 8.1Fearlessly Questioning Second Chances and Reinventions 8.2 - Mark Traphagen's RantFearlessly Questioning Second Chances & Reinventions with Mark Traphagen2014-08-28 20:00:0068 
Eric Enge19,669Join +martin shervington +Mark Traphagen and I as we go beyond the basics of engagement, and right into the Master's class.  The focus in this show will be on advanced tips and techniques.Here is the YouTube Link: The Art of Engagement: The Master's Class This week's #DMAShow  show will air at 1 PM ET (Boston time) on Tuesday August 26th. Just say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live, or later, viewing.  I will also share the YouTube video link here for mobile viewers.Please feel free to invite others, or to reshare the event.  Your help is much appreciated!The Art of Engagement: The Master's Class2014-08-26 19:00:00319 
Social Media Hangout3,787TWO lucky (U.S.) viewers will win a Google Domains BETA code!!! Join us as we discuss a whole slew of topics related to Design, Marketing, SEO and and Social Media.Here is the YT Link: Business, Design and Marketing Talk Show - S01E21 Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like  +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout, +Eric Enge, +Mark Traphagen,  +Shannon Hernandez  and maybe even a surprise panelist or two!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enterIn the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:http://smhangout.com/youtubehttp://smhangout.com/ituneshttp://smhangout.com/soundcloudhttp://smhangout.com/stitcherKeep us up and running and improving! Business, Design and Marketing Talk Show - S01E212014-08-24 21:30:00184 
Wade Harman16,089Why Relationships Are An SEO FactorHave you tried out +NOD3x for your G+ account yet?  It will literally open up a brand new world for you to explore here on Google Plus! http://goo.gl/hVniiZ  Also check out some upgrading options in Nod3x here: http://nod3x.com/pricing-table.html  Get a 20% discount on anything on that page with the code WadeH2OShowtimeJoin +Wade Harman and special guest host +Mark Traphagen as we talk to +Rand Fishkin , SEO guru and WhiteBoardFriday host, about the power of the relationship and how that factors into SEO.SEO is a powerful aspect in any type of marketing and a strategy that you shouldn't take lightly.  Come and learn about the way you can make your relationship stronger and learn some cool stuff about SEO as well.Make A Friend!Don't forget to go find the "Make A Friend Button" and press it!  http://wadeharman.com/subscribeSubscribe via iTunes: http://goo.gl/f9DTj6Monetize Your HOA Webinarhttp://wadeharman.com/webinarDisclaimerIf you have posted to this event page, I will assume that you enjoy the content that the Relationship Marketing show produces and will include you in a HOA invite circle where I will notify you of future shows.  If you would rather I didn't include you, please let me know! #seo   #seotips   #seostrategy   #seomarketing   #relationshipmarketing   #searchengineoptimization  Why Relationships Are An SEO Factor2014-08-21 23:30:00113 
SEO Training Dojo6,223This week our special guest will be +Bill Slawski who will be talking about 'Entity Audits'. Not sure what that is? Here's a teaser from Bill;"Before Google announced their Knowledge Base with their words about indexing things instead of strings, I was already working to make web pages "about" Something.We are seeing knowledge panels and rich snippets and sitelinks in search results. Special OneBoxes are also appearing more quickly.In response to those, we've been doing Entity audits for sites, where we look at entities that already appear on sites, and ones that maybe should appear but don't.We've been looking at what shows up when the name of a site, and the domain name for a site are searched for in terms of knowledge panels, related entities, sitelinks,  at the search engines. We're looking at what appears for these at places such as Wikipedia and Freebase an other knowledge bases.I have a couple of examples that I would like to share of how doing an entity audit can make a site richer, and potentially show up for more searches, including some changes on a site from 2005 that set me off on this path. :)"Friday SEO Chat - Entity Audits2014-08-15 19:00:0037 
Eric Enge19,669Have a question about digital marketing?  Bring it on and +Mark Traphagen and I will do our level best to give you an intelligent answer. Want to ask us about something else? We will take that on too.  It's been a while since we have done this on the #DMAShow  and we figured it was time to do it again.Here is the YouTube Link: Open Q&A (Ask Us Anything) HOA With Mark and EricThe show will air at 1 PM ET (Boston time) on Tuesday August 12th. Just say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.Please fee free to invite others or reshare the event.  Thanks for the help!Open Q&A (Ask Us Anything) HOA With Mark and Eric2014-08-12 19:00:00228 
Ammon Johns & Company237This is the pilot episode for a brand new series of HOAs: "Ammonize"Featuring +Donald Brant and a guest appearance by +Stephanie Sims all joining me, +Ammon Johns for this pilot show.Ammonize is a new series in which I'll be sharing my unique approach to marketing.  Each week I'll be sharing my insights, processes, approaches and perspectives, from almost 20 years of experience as a leading Internet Marketing Consultant.  The aim is helping you to 'Ammonize' your own projects and business ventures by understanding exactly how I approach various marketing objectives and situations.What is really  special about the shows is that every other week, the show will be an hour of actual consulting, live on air.Real-world cases, real solutions, in real time!Please join me for this pilot show where my willing sacrifice wonderfully generous guest is +Donald Brant allowing me to share with you an hour of consultation on his business and marketing.  Join the show to lend him your own support, views, and insights, as I examine his business and marketing plans, evaluate his market position and align what he wants to achieve with the resources he has available.  The end result ... tune in to see!Ammonize - The Pilot Episode2014-08-09 20:00:001 
Eric Enge19,669Google's recent local search related update has thrown many into a tizzy.  Join +Mike Blumenthal and I as we dig into what has happened in the world of local search.The YouTube link will be: Umasking the Pigeon Update: Understanding and Dealing With the ImpactThe show will air at 4 PM ET (Boston time) on Thursday August 7th. Just say YES to the invite to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube URL here for mobile viewers.Please feel free to invite others or re-share the event.  The more participants we get, the richer the discussion is in the comments portion of the event.  Thanks for your help!Umasking the Pigeon Update: Understanding and Dealing With the Impact2014-08-07 22:00:00225 
Eric Enge19,669It's first Tuesday again, and +Mark Traphagen and I look forward to our regular monthly event with +David Amerland on the #DMAShow .  This time, we are going to put theory into practice and focus on what types of things you can do to put semantic search to work for you ... and drive results for your business.The show will air at 1 PM ET (Boston time) on Tuesday August 5th.  Say YES to to the invite/event to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.Please Invite others or Reshare the event, as it helps grow the audience interaction.  Thanks for your help!Semantic Search Optimization - How to Make Your Pages Sing2014-08-05 19:00:00349 
Social Media Hangout3,787Watch live and you have a chance to win a BETA invite code for Google Domains! Join us as we discuss a whole slew of topics related to SEO and Google Search. Recaps  and insights from MozCon 2014 with +Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge  and listen in as we chat about the lack of updates on Penguin, and why we think that Google needs to adjust how they penalize those who break the rules.Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like  +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout, +Eric Enge, +Mark Traphagen,  +Shannon Hernandez  and maybe even a surprise panelist or two!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)If you have watched before, please take a minute to review our show here, on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3750472/reviews-enterIn the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:MozCon 2014, and Attack of the Killer Penguin Update (or lack thereof) - S01E192014-08-03 21:00:00143 
Wade Harman16,089Join +Wade Harman of +WadeHarman.com and guest host +Mark Traphagen as they sit down for round two of the Relationship Marketing series with +Jay Baer to talk about social marketing as a whole and what we need to be doing different to stand out from the crowd in this noisy atmosphere.  You will learn the real truth about social media marketing and what you should be doing to better your online business.  Both in marketing and relationships.Read Jay here: http://www.convinceandconvert.comThe podcast: http://jaytoday.tv and http://www.convinceandconvert.com/category/social-pros-podcast/Join the Relationship Marketing Community here: http://goo.gl/ma1wejJoin the Webinar!Take the class on how to monetize your hangouts here: http://www.wadeharman.com/webinarWant to become a part of the Relationship Experience Course? Find out more here: http://www.wadeharman.com/relationship-marketing-course.SubscribeBe in the closed group that gets all the juicy relationship marketing and social media tidbits first here: http://www.wadeharman.com/subscribeGet All Your HelpHave you tried out +NOD3x for your G+ account yet?  It will literally open up a brand new world for you to explore here on Google Plus! http://goo.gl/hVniiZ  Also check out some upgrading options in Nod3x here: http://nod3x.com/pricing-table.html  Get a 20% discount on anything on that page with the code WadeH2OAlso, don't forget one of the best cross posting platforms out there devoted to G+ as well caThe Baer Truth About Social Marketing2014-07-31 23:00:0085 
Eric Enge19,669Please join us in this special show in which we dig into how Google determines what is good content vs. bad.  Panda is one of the many algorithms they use to do that. Join +Bill Slawski, +Ammon Johns, +David Harry, +Mark Traphagen, and I as we dig deeply into this topic.Here is the YT Link: How Does Google Determine Content Quality? How Would You? The show will air on Thursday July 31st, at 3 PM ET (Boston time).  Say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing. I will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please share this event or invite others to join us.  Let's pack the house!  Thanks for your help.How Does Google Determine Content Quality? How Would You?2014-07-31 21:00:004 
M- Gamer1asdproba papers please2014-07-29 22:40:191 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,476Video Marketing - the unfair advantageThe ISOOSI Tuesday Marketing Chat ( #isoosichat  )hangout with special guests +Mark Timberlake and +Scott Scowcroft  joining the regular discussion panel of +Ammon Johns +Bill Slawski and +ISOOSI Research Engine This week our show focuses on video marketing, and at the ways in which video excels as a medium for marketing to the extent that it almost seems like an unfair advantage.Our Guests this week are incredibly knowledgeable and talented in this space.+Scott Scowcroft is famed for giving "The Scott Treatment" - Reviving, Re-packaging and Re-purposing great content with an emphasis on video and HOAs.  Among other clients, he works on doing his thing for Stonetemple's excellent video/HOA strategy.+Mark Timberlake of +SME Heroes is very knowledgable in this space.  Not only does he produce a range of video marketing production services for clients, he also experiments extensively with what can be done on a given platform.This week's panel will be discussing the power of video for marketing in all its aspects.  Obviously we are fans, as the weekly shows prove.  But there's a lot more to video marketing than just hangouts and live streaming.For one thing, YouTube has a massive user-base, and a search traffic all of its own, which you are not able to tap at all without some kind of video offering.  Unlike other search engines, people searchingISOOSIchat: Video Marketing2014-07-29 21:00:0030 
Eric Enge19,669Misconceptions are rampant in the world of SEO. So much speculation and so little real info. Yet, operating with the wrong information can have fatal consequences to your SEO plan. Join +Rae Hoffman and I as we share our thoughts on common myths, how to recognize new ones, and how to protect yourself from them.The show will air on Friday July 25, 2014 at 3 PM ET (Boston time). Say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live or later viewing. I will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please help us by sharing this event or inviting others to attend.  Thanks for your help!SEO Myths, and the Damage They Cause2014-07-25 21:00:001 
Eric Enge19,669Paid search is a wholly different ballgame than SEO.  Know something about SEO?  Forget about it, that won't help you here. Watch this show with +Larry Kim and I to learn what it takes to master paid search and turn it into a money making machine.Here is the YouTube link: Paid Search: Mastery of Strategy and ExecutionThe show will air at 5 PM ET (Boston time) on Thursday July 17th.  Say YES to this event invite to get  access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.Please invite others or re-share the event, and thanks for you support!Paid Search: Mastery of Strategy and Execution2014-07-17 23:00:191 
Eric Enge19,669It can be a thin line that separates success from failure in the world of content marketing.  Join +Rand Fishkin +Mark Traphagen and I as we take this hot topic head on.The show will air at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday July 10th.  Say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here later for mobile viewers.Please spread the message far and wide by inviting others or re-sharing the event.  Thanks for your help!Content Marketing: Separating Success From Failure2014-07-10 21:00:00265 
Eric Enge19,669+David Amerland joins +Mark Traphagen and I to get a down and dirty update on the progress of semantic search, and there has been a LOT of it! For example, the recent How Tos showing up in Google search.Here is the YouTube link: Gut Check Time - What's Up With Semantic Search? Please join us at 1 PM ET (Boston time) on Tuesday July 8th.  Say YES to this event to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewing.We's love it if you share the event or invite others too!  It helps us build a large audience and drive the interaction with all of you during the show.Gut Check Time - What's Up With Semantic Search?2014-07-08 19:00:00202 
Mia Voss28,038It's time for another weekend edition of +The Mia Connect Power Chat! This week we are going casual and opening up the panel to the audience. Let's hear your stories!  How was your holiday? How is your summer going so far? What fun things have you been up to? Let's hear it.Subscribe at http://themiaconnect.com/ If you have never been on a Hangout OnAir - now is your chance. Would love to see some my favorite #BatPack  Audience Members.+The Mia Connect  Power Chat:Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment      And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy    The Mia Connect Power Chat Weekend Edition - Celebrating the Audience2014-07-05 18:00:00195 
James Dearsley4,243Welcome to our second Midweek Marketing Mix. A new show with only the best guests and the most up to date news about the digital marketing world. Do Join me (+James Dearsley) +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge  +Krishna De +Mike Allton  and special guest +Grant Leboff  for a quick fire update on all that is newOur Aim:To discuss only what is new and exciting in the key areas of marketing; an education and overview for both viewers and filmstrip guests   Format: These will run every two weeks and there will be 5 segments, each 10 minutes long. These segments will include a segment on each of these areas: 1/ Google+2/ Other Social Platforms3/ SEO/Content Marketing4/ Video Marketing and Hangouts5/ Special Guest slot – book launch, influential website owner or influencerThere will be 10 minutes to top and tail it which hopefully leaves some time for some extra questions should this be required. #MarketingMix  The Midweek Marketing Mix2014-07-02 18:00:00107 
Eric Enge19,669Video marketing is a hot commodity these days, but getting a good ROI on your investment is not a walk in the park.  In fact to knock it out of the park you need to do a lot of things right, and bring some special "juice" to boot.  Join +Mark Traphagen +Todd Hartley and I, as we discuss ways to drive success with video.Here is the YT Link: Knocking it Out of the Park With Video MarketingThe show will air at 1 PM ET (Boston time) on Tuesday July 1, 2014.  Say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the YouTube link here before show time for mobile viewers.Invite your best friends or re-share the event to help us build a great audience and increase the fun during the show.  Thanks for your help!Knocking it Out of the Park With Video Marketing2014-07-01 19:00:00209 
Chef Dennis Littley634,340Join our Team of SEO Experts as they discuss SEO as it is today and what the future may hold for us.+David Amerland Author of Google Semantic Search, Speaker, Analyst, Blogger and Master of Breathing without much effort.+Joshua Berg Specializes in Google Plus SEO, Social Media & Search Optimization For Businesses,  Real estate investor & marketing mentor; Tech business writer & speaker; International trade consultant.+Eric Enge CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, Author Art of SEO, Speaker, Blogger, HOA Host and 1984 World Foosball ChampionIf you can't make the sessions don't worry, they'll all be recorded for you to view when you have the time, just check out my YouTube Channel http://goo.gl/X8vwu0Schedule of all the events  http://goo.gl/EVoQBs10 AM EDT / 9 AM CDT /  8 AM MDT / 7 AM PDT#SAVBC2014   #seotips   #seo     #askchefdennis  The Future of SEO - The Second Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference2014-06-29 16:00:00146 
Carol Dodsley10,460If we run out of comment space - come join us on the website:  http://www.thehow2girl.com/go/google-plus-celebrates-its-3rd-birthday/Google Plus is three years old this month and what a celebration!  Come and join us as people who have been using Google plus since the day it launched, join us to share why they love the Plus.You can also invite your friends who are not yet on Google+ and they can join us on the website page and join the conversation too: http://www.thehow2girl.com/go/google-plus-celebrates-its-3rd-birthday/We will be joined by many of those who have become Google Plus Top Contributors and are helping over 100,000 people in the Google+ Help communityBusinesses who are seeing amazing results using google Plus and everything it offers.People who love Hangouts and are using them all the time - who will share why they love them so much.This is a celebration event and everyone is welcome.  If you would like to join us LIVE inside the hangout let us know in the comments .......A list of guests will be added as people confirm they can join us and you too are welcome to hop into the Hangout and share why you love Google Plus too.This is a party - no business pitching or self promotion - simply Google Plussers coming together to raise a glass to the awesomeness of being part of Google Plus.Did you know that Google+ originally started as the Google Product?http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/introducing-google-project-real-life.html+Vic Gundotra Posted this on the day it was launched:  https://plus.google.com/+VicGundotra/posts/UJ4nJtiBQzgMore to come:  Google Plus 3rd Birthday Party2014-06-28 17:30:00114 
Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales7,447Glass in the Class2014-06-25 22:38:579 
Glass in the Class34 Glass in the Class Episode Season 2 Episode 1: The Art of Delivery in Public SpeakingYoutube Live Event URL: Here's the rundown: My classroom for 30 minutes with my students.3 perspectives: Google Glass, The computer camera, and the camera on my guest.Discussing how communication and changing technology has affected the life/work of my guest.So who's my guest speaking about delivery you ask?!+Mark Traphagen, forever an educator but at one point a teacher will be talking to my students about how the art of delivery in public speaking continues to be important, but how it might be changing with technology today. Mark's expertise in Authorship and understanding of search, coupled with his innate ability to educate and reduce complexities to simple "start here" ideas will make this particular episode a great learning experience for my students. Did I mention Mark also has experience with improv? You know he has a thing or two to teach my students about how to master the art of delivery!There are many components to public speaking, and it's usually the parts of delivery we tend to need to work on. Things like volume, appropriate movement and gestures, use of space, tone, and many others are the things many of us forget in our excitement anxiety to speak in front of a crowd. So how do we master these cues that seem like things you either have or you don't? Well, that's for Mark to answer ;)As always I'd also like to thank +John Ellis for running my cameras for me.Live Event URL:Glass in the Class: The Art of Delivery2014-06-25 22:30:0022 
Eric Enge19,669And, the journey continues.  SEO has been through a constant state of change since its inception.  Understanding where its been can provide powerful clues to where it's going, and how market forces operate.  +Mark Traphagen +Ammon Johns and I will share what we have learned along the way!Here is the YouTube Link: The History of SEO - What a Long Strange Trip it's Been!The show will air at 1 PM EDT (Boston time) on Tuesday June 24, 2014.  Say YES to make sure you get the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please help us make this a rocking event by inviting others and re-sharing the event.  Thank you! #SEO  The History of SEO - What a Long Strange Trip it's Been!2014-06-24 19:00:00163 
Ray Hiltz24,321How is Google Authorship relevant to your business?Google Authorship has been around since 2011 and while more and more people and brands have implemented “rel=author”, there is still a lot of confusion as to what exactly it accomplishes.Some think that it improves search results, others install it for the reported improvement in Click Through Rates (CTRs) by having your face appear on SERPs. Some because they hear it will improve their SERP ranking.To tell us the benefits of authorship and dispel some of the myths, the #GPlusLunchBunch  is very excited to have the authority on Authorship and all round nice guy +Mark Traphagen join us at our virtual lunch table.Mark is the Senior Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple Consulting.He is a prolific content creator and my chief source of information relating to online authority.He’s generous with his knowledge and time as is demonstrated by his many appearances on HOAs.If you have questions about authorship and want to know more, join us around the table. However, you’ll have to bring your own lunch (east coast), breakfast (west coast), dinner (UK).Recommended viewing: Mark’s SlideShare: Author Authority for Advanced Search Marketershttp://goo.gl/whr30CThis is a Google+ Tips & Topics Community presentation. Join us at: http://goo.gl/uJh80aIf you'd like to keep on top of what's happening on Google+, subscribe to my weekly Google+ Tips of the Week Newsletter here: www.newraycom.com Google Authorship: Hits & Myths2014-06-24 18:15:0055 
iStock35,850If you have big plans for your small business that aren’t quite coming together, we want to help. Join us to find out if you’re making one or more of the 5 big branding mistakes that could be holding you back — or even putting you in legal hot water.Send us your questions starting now by clicking the Q&A button, and vote for the questions you’d like answered by clicking +1.You also have a chance to win one of 10 free Brand Health Checks with BrandTwist’s Julie Cottineau. Just fill out this form to enter: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BrandHealthCheck_IStock_GoogleHangout  Co-hosts:Julie Cottineau, Founder/CEO of BrandTwist & former VP of Brand for VirginTerry Byford, Director, Corporate Counsel at Getty ImagesTop 5 Small Business Branding Mistakes with BrandTwist and iStock2014-06-23 17:00:002237 
Social Media Hangout3,787Welcome to another special edition of Social Media Hangout as we welcome Circloscope's finest: +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Ryan Crowe, +Dustin W. Stout and our special guests from +Circloscope, +Christine DeGraff and +Craig Fifield!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)Share this event publicly along with the hashtag #SMcircloscope   to be entered in our giveaway this week! Link to promotionSocial Media Hangout #14 - Circloscope and More!2014-06-22 21:00:00119 
Eric Enge19,669+martin shervington joins us today to discuss building a presence on Google Plus.  We will have a room of people in the room here at +Stone Temple Consulting as part of the New England Google Plus Meetup group why will be joining us, and you can join and watch the show remotely!The YouTube link is here!  Building a Presence on Google Plus We will be live at 7:30 PM EDT today!Building a Presence on Google Plus2014-06-20 01:30:00137 
Social Media Hangout3,787This is our first SPECIAL episode, just in time for Father's Day. Not only are we expecting some special guests and prizes/giveaways, but just like every other week, get ready to walk away with real, actionable advice and information you need to run the promotion and marketing for your profession, business, organization, or event! Okay, that was a run-on sentence. But maybe that will stress the point of how excited we are!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Ryan Crowe and other special guests!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)Share this event publicly along with the hashtag #SMhangoutDads to be entered in the first of our giveaways, for a free copy of Semantic Search by +David Amerland, a Google Chromecast, or some great Google branded office supplies!In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Social Media Hangout #13 - SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY EPISODE!2014-06-15 21:00:00123 
Sanctuary Networking Community1,145+Gary Matthews has come up with a unique way to tag and track G+ posts. Read his original post here: http://goo.gl/ZXiijfIn this +Sanctuary Networking Community  Hangout Event Gary will discuss his process for tagging posts and we will plan some experiments to test this method. We will then revisit the experiments and compare results in a future HOA, (date/time to be announced later.)The expert panel includes:+Randy Milanovic of +KAYAK Online Marketing +Beth Browning of +Discover Your Customers +David Amerland  author of Google Semantic SearchIf you would like to be a panelist for this event, please complete this form at least one day prior to the event: http://goo.gl/fjaLI6Learn about the Sanctuary Networking Community: http://goo.gl/0bXnLdComplete the membership application to join: http://goo.gl/wMFqW1 #3g0i5EyBQ9  Increase Your Engagement With Post ID Tracking with Gary Matthews2014-06-11 17:00:0028 
Eric Enge19,669Structured Data is awesome, and it can help you drive great search results.  Join +Mark Traphagen +David Amerland and I as the Dr.s of search talk about how it should fit into your overall digital marketing strategy.The show will air at 4 PM EDT (Boston time) on Tuesday June 10th.  Just say YES to get access to the video for now or later viewing.  We will also share the YouTube video for mobile viewers.Please help us by sharing the event for inviting others.  Thanks for your help!Give Me Structure or Give Me Death.2014-06-10 22:00:00207 
Social Media Hangout3,787We are joined by two special guests this week. +Avtar Ram Singh of +Circus Social will talk to us about the awesome "Social Marketer's Quiz" http://beta21.circussocial.com/smquiz/, and +Wade Harman will be around for us to pick his brain on relationships, trust and authority!This is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening in!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Andrij Harasewych, +Kristoffer Howes and +Dustin W. Stout!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Social Media Hangout #122014-06-08 21:00:0093 
Mia Voss28,038This week on +The Mia Connect Power Chat, we'll be talking with some of my favorite creatives and getting the 411 on graphic design, video, marketing, branding and Shiny Objects!Friday, June 6 - 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET+The Mia Connect Power Chat:Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment     And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy        Check out the Guest Panel List of Fabulous:+Jeff Sieh - +His Design  - If you've ever seen any of those cool trailer bumpers on #TheManlyShow , then you've seen his work! A little more about Jeff: Creative brain for hire • Visual storyteller • Social media consultant • Speaker • Humorist   #Indeed +Susan Finch  - #SusanFinchSolutions   - Marketing, PR & Web Pro for DECADES! LOVE my clients  She's also a "gentle guide for clients trying new venues online" - LOVE this!+Ryan J. Rhoades - CEO & lead graphic artist at Reformation Designs. Ryan and his wife Laura bust out some great work! "We do everything from business cards and posters to abstract art, book covers, infographics and video."+Aaron Wood  - He designs things. And draws things. He made a pillow with the word "Bacon" on it. And he knits. And he's currently working on the logo for the The Mia Connect Power Chat - Shiny Graphics & Images!2014-06-06 18:00:00172 
Eric Enge19,669Join +Lee Odden and I as we discuss social media, SEO, PR, Content Marketing, Influencer Marketing and how you put it all together to drive results.  We'll also get into Integrated Marketing Communications, Content Shock (how to survive it) and Brand Publishing.  This show is going to be packed with great stuff!Here is the link: Integrate or Dis-Integrate: The Future of Marketing The show will air at 5 PM EDT on Thursday June 5th.  Say YES to the event invite to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the YouTube link in the event comments for mobile viewers.Please help us load up the audience by inviting others or resharing the event.  Thank you!Integrate or Dis-Integrate: The Future of Marketing2014-06-05 23:00:00168 
Mom Complicated220#Blogging411 - Blogging Myths!+Randy Brown is tired of seeing bloggers led down the wrong path! His opinion is based on years of experience and a couple of very successful blogs. Randy is going to fill us in on  things you don't HAVE to do that everyone says you must do. More importantly, he is going to tell us about things that you should be doing that nobody else is doing. Join +allison carter  +Nikol Murphy and +Randy Brown tonight to see if you are on the right path. As always if you prefer to follow the Twitter stream join us at http://MomComplicated.com/Blogging411#Blogging411 - Blogging Myths!2014-06-05 02:00:0021 
Eric Enge19,669Got the Panda blues? Or just terrified of the next chapter and what it may do to you? Join +Mark Traphagen, +Bill Slawski, +David Harry, and I in this week's #DMAShow  to learn what it is that makes you a target for Panda and how to recover/avoid it!This week's show is on Tuesday June 3rd, at 1 PM EDT (Boston time).  Say YES to the event or the Panda bear will eat you alive to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the mobile link here for mobile viewers.Please help us out and invite others or re-share this event.  Thank you!(Note: Even though it's "First Tuesday" +David Amerland can't join us this week so he will be with us on June 10th!).Panda-monium Got You Down?2014-06-03 19:00:003 
Eric Enge19,669This week on the #DMEShow  +Peg Fitzpatrick and +Rebekah Radice and I will chat about Pinterest and G+ and how to leverage them together.The show airs at 5 PM EDT on Thursday May 29th.  Just say yes to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  I will also share the video here for mobile users.Please help us by inviting others or sharing the event!Pinterest and Google Plus: Two Peas in a Pod2014-05-29 23:00:23209 
Carmen Rojas950I am honored to feature digital marketing guru +Eric Enge  as we do a quick HOA to answer your questions about Panda 4.0. Do you need to shift strategy? What do you need to know to shift in the right direction? What's next from Google?All this and more will be answered in the most content packed 30 minutes on the air!Since this show will move fast, make sure you presubmit any questions or problems you are having below. Share the link on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and we will be ready for you!What You Need to Know about Panda 4.0 in 30 minutes!2014-05-27 23:00:0082 
Eric Enge19,669Join me for this special edition of the #DMAShow  as we have tossed +Mark Traphagen to the side (sorry Mark!) and I will be joined by +Dustin W. Stout.  Dustin and I are going to talk about the role of images/photos/visuals in amping up your content marketing to the next level.The show will air at 1 PM EDT on Tuesday May 27th. Just say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please help us pack the house by inviting others or sharing the event.  It helps make for a lively event comment stream which we will pull into the show!I Don't Need No Stinkin' Images! Or Do I?2014-05-27 19:00:00190 
Social Media Hangout3,787In this episode of Social Media Hangout, we overview Google+ Stories, issues surrounding Panda 4.0, and Google vs the European Union. Remember, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening in!Also available on +SoundCloud:https://soundcloud.com/smhangouts/social-media-hangout-10Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher,  +Andrij Harasewych, +martin shervington, and +matthew rappaport!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #45. Google+ Stories, Panda 4.0, Google v EU: Social Media Hangout #102014-05-25 21:00:0086 
Wade Harman16,089Building Your CommunitySponsored by +NOD3x a powerful tool for your Google Plus marketing, try it here free http://goo.gl/hVniiZJoin +Wade Harman, +martin shervington,and +Stan Bush as we discuss the power behind building your own community for your brand and how that relates to your target market.Recommended For YouDon't forget to circle the +WadeHarman.com G+ page and give Martin's +Plus Your Business! page a circle as well!  Also, would love to have you join the Relationship Marketing Community here: http://goo.gl/iFYcC1And the Plus Your Business community here: http://goo.gl/zkzHqRDon't forget about the Relationship Marketing Community HOA on Friday at 2pm EST!  RSVP here: http://goo.gl/iNZngKSee how you can support Relationship Marketing Personal for as little as $1 mo here: http://goo.gl/NXKjP2Come and subscribe to my YouTube Channel! http://goo.gl/X9rocw #marketing   #googleplusmarketing   #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #relationshipmarketing   Building Your Community2014-05-22 23:00:0077 
Eric Enge19,669Join us as +Mark Traphagen and I chat with +Jay Baer about the role of social media in your overall business.  We will talk about identifying and leveraging the highest octane gasoline possible!Here is the YouTube Link: Playing with Gasoline With Jay BaerThe show will be at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.  Just say YES to get access to the video link for live or later viewing.Please INVITE others or SHARE the event to help us build up the audience.  We appreciate your help!Playing with Gasoline With Jay Baer2014-05-22 21:00:00176 
Daria Musk3,538,132HUGE HANGOUT CONCERT!This Wednesday, 5/21, I'll be playing and hanging out with you live from the world-famous House Of Blues in New Orleans! OMG!!I am so crazy excited about this G+niuses! Beyonce drops surprise albums, we drop surprise Hangout Concerts!!! Yeah, we woke up like dis. HOUSE OF BLUES HERE WE COME!It's time for our first big blow-out Hangout Concert of the season and I can't imagine a cooler way to do it! This will be the first interactive live concert from The House Of Blues, ever!And most importantly, it's featuring you! There will be a huge screen up on stage with your gorgeous faces on it as you join and watch the show live!! That means you'll be the real stars of the show, with the packed house "ooohing and aaahing" at your awesomeness.WATCH & JOIN THE HANGOUT CONCERT LIVE:Read below to see how you can hop into the Hangout and be live on-stage with me on Wednesday! Yay!Here's your Hangout to do list:✖ RSVP HERE!✖ Let me know - in the comments - that you'd like to join live and see your face on the big screen!✖ You'll get a private message from me and the team who will be running the Hangout backstage to confirm your VIP first-join status!✖ Feel free to make fun signs to show off in the Hangout so the crowd at the venue and the global audience watching see how awesome you are!✖ Spread the love and share this post (and the event page) so everyone can rock out with us!!✖ Get ready to rock on Wednesday 5/21!Cannot wait to look up and see you on stage with me!XO, DariaPs. This concert will be brought to you by CO-OP Connected Credit Unions. Empowering people. Amplifying Dreams.DARIA MUSK ★ HANGOUT CONCERT ★ LIVE FROM THE HOUSE OF BLUES2014-05-22 02:45:00401 
Christine & Mia5,356YouTube Link:What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/14Join +Christine DeGraff and +Mia Voss and guest host +Craig Fifield  as we chat with our guest +Ronnie Bincer Wednesday, May 21st11:30am PT/12:30pm MT/1:30pm CT/2:30pm ETA little more about Ronnie: You know him as the Hangout Helper and a master at  - #VideoContentMarketing / Video SEO (VSEO) and Online Marketing. We'll be peeking into the Man Behind The Hangout during this episode. We are looking forward to hearing the rest of the story from Ronnie!This week's show is sponsored by:+Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/White House  A full service hotel, conveniently located in downtown Washington, DC The hotel is located within walking distance of the White House, DC Convention Center, and two separate Metro/subway stops. http://www.inndc.comFollow the buzz on Twitter and Google+ using hashtags #15MinutesOnAir  & #WhatsYourStory      What's Your Story - Ronnie Bincer - 5/21/142014-05-21 20:30:00158 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,476In the latest installment of the weekly ISOOSI Tuesday Chat we are joined by +Debra Mastaler - a true veteran of Internet Marketing.  Together, we shall discuss and explore ways to attract those all-important links and citations to a site or venture that is not yet famed or renowned.How Do You Attract Links Before  You Have Reputation?Years ago, +Mike Grehan (another true veteran marketer) wrote a superb article entitled "The Filthy Linking Rich", where he explained how the same sort of power law that applies to other resources, such as wealth, apply just as much to links.  Just as the rich get richer, so do those with lots of links get more exposure, and thus attract more links.We'll discuss that power law briefly, but mainly we'll focus on how to overcome it.  How do we attract links to a site that is newer, or has so far been seen as less authoritative (its cited less often)?This topic naturally follows from last week where we discussed Starting New Online Ventures, and has a strong relationship to getting that new venture up and running.  As always, expect some wonderful food for thought, and many practical insights.Join +Debra Mastaler   and the  #isoosichat regulars +Ammon Johns, +Bill Slawski, and +ISOOSI Research Engine How Do You Attract Links *Before* You Have Reputation?2014-05-20 21:00:0067 
Eric Enge19,669Is your content marketing campaign driving you mad? Good, I am not the only one! Join +Mark Traphagen and I as we talk about the strategies we employ to make our content marketing efforts more efficient.Here is the YouTube link! Rocking Your Content Marketing Without Tearing Your Hair Out The show will air on Tuesday at 1 PM EDT (Boston time).  Just say YES to get access the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.Please help us out by sharing this event far and wide ;->, or inviting others.  Thanks, and looking forward to the show!Rocking Your Content Marketing Without Tearing Your Hair Out2014-05-20 19:00:00208 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Using Google Authorship to Increase Visibility & Influence in Google SearchAn interview with: +Mark Traphagen, Sr. Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple Consulting “Anyone who wants to make use of Google+ as part of an overall strategy of increasing visibility and influence in Google Search should be actively pursuing all of the following tactics: Build a strong network within Google+; Cultivate quality links from trusted websites; Use Google Authorship for your content across the Web” How Google Plus Profiles & Pages Gain Search Authority (Search Engine Land, Nov 21, http://selnd.com/1mShoVB ) Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x *******************************************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesWelcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. Monday, May 19thAn interview with: +Mark TraphagenSr. Director of Online Marketing at Stone Temple ConsultingMonday, June 2ndAn interview with: +#TNTBootcamp - Establishing Influence w/Google Authorship2014-05-19 20:30:00215 
Social Media Hangout3,787Suggested Topics:• Ch-ch-changes. Google is not yet what Larry Page would like it to be. What does that mean for us?http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/05/15/google-still-million-miles-away-search-engine-larry-page-dreams/Suggested Subtopics:• Net Neutrality and You!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe, +Gary Emmette Chandler  and perhaps some surprise guests!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES! (You don't have to watch live if you can't make it, simply RSVP to take part in the great discussion afterwards! The video will always be available on YouTube.)Remember, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening it!In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #45. Twitter Redesign, &quoSocial Media Hangout #92014-05-18 21:00:0066 
Eric Enge19,669What?  What do I mean by that? There are lots of different ways people talk about SEO that are not really SEO.  Its important to understand the difference as it will help you build better, more actionable plans to grow your business online.  Join me as I host +AJ Kohn on this week's episode of the #DMEShow .Here is the YouTube link: When is SEO Not SEO? The show will air on Thursday at 3 PM EDT (Boston time).  Just say YES to this event to get access to the video for live or later viewing.  The YouTube link will also be shared here for mobile viewers.Please help us spread the word by inviting others of sharing this event.  Your help is appreciated!When is SEO Not SEO?2014-05-15 21:00:00205 
Eric Enge19,669We are going to break ground with a brand new HOA format.  On Tuesday evening the New England Google Plus Meetup Group is going to "remote-in" +Ronnie Bincer and in honor the occasion we are going to talk about unique and novel ways to use HOAs for branding purposes.  This is going to be all about pushing the envelope!Here is the YouTube Link: *The New England Google+ Meetup HOA - Novel Uses of HOAs!* The event will be on Tuesday evening starting at 7:30 PM EDT (Boston time).  Just say YES to gain access to the video for live or later viewing.  We will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please invite others or share the event so others can join us in this revolutionary event!*The New England Google+ Meetup HOA - Novel Uses of HOAs!*2014-05-14 01:30:00204 
Social Media Hangout3,787Okay, so the first acronym might just be a reference to Naughty By Nature, but the second two are vital components of your social media strategy. Are you leveraging other people's audiences, and other people's content in order to grow your own authority?Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Andrij Harasewych, +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe and perhaps some surprise guests!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES!Remember, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening it!In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #45. Twitter Redesign, "And Therefore" Content: Social Media Hangout #56. It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #6 7. Christine & Mia Show... oh wait, no... its Social Media Hangout #7!#googleplusevents         #hangoutsonair         #SMhangout  FAQ:What time is the event? The event always shows the local time (dependant upon your own time zone).Word to your mother Happy Mother's day!Are you down with OPP, OPA and OPC? Social Media Hangout #82014-05-11 21:00:0071 
Mia Voss28,038YouTube Link: The Mia Connect Power Chat - Ask The Experts!This week on +The Mia Connect Power Chat, we feature a panel of experts and guess what?! We are going to pick their collective brain! Have a question about business strategy, branding, social media, online marketing, finding a niche? This is the show to watch.Meet the Guest Panelists:+Rebekah Radice - Social Media Strategist, Consultant, Trainer and Digital Marketing Specialist and author of "How to Use Social Media to Virtually Crush the Competition"  http://rebekahradice.com/+Stephan Hovnanian - Author of Google+ Pro Tips series, Web strategist, email marketer, Host of +GPLUSSPOTLIGHT  - http://gplusspotlight.com/+Eric Enge  - CEO of +Stone Temple Consulting  SEO Jedi Master,  Forbes & Copyblogger contributor, Foosball Champion+Ben Fisher - CoFounder of +Steady Demand  Internet Marketing Guy, Video Games & Web Hosting industry consulting, BizDev, producer, SEO, SEM and Social Media.Friday, May 9th at 9am PT | 10am MT | 11am CT|12pm ET+The Mia Connect  Power Chat:Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: The Mia Connect Power Chat - Ask The Experts!2014-05-09 18:00:00183 
Wade Harman16,089Live at Digital Marketing For Business ConfDon't forget my sponsor +NOD3x where you can use this tool to build your Google Plus account to help you find others that love the same stuff you do!  Try it here http://goo.gl/hVniiZJoin me as I will be broadcasting live from the Digital Marketing for Business Conference in Raleigh, N.C. and will be speaking to +Michele Lawson +Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge, and I'm hoping that +Pepper Oldziey and +Nikol Murphy will stop by the hangout booth and give us her time for a bit as well!  I will also try to get some people that are in attendance to tell us how they're enjoying the experience too. Join me for some great fun! #DMFB   #marketingtips  Live at Digital Marketing For Business Conf2014-05-07 19:00:0034 
Eric Enge19,669It's First Tuesday! That means that +Mark Traphagen and I will be joined again by +David Amerland on the #DMAShow !  The topic for this week is social business culture and how understanding it and leveraging it is critical to business success!Here is the YouTube URL: Social Culture and Driving Business SuccessThe show will be on Tuesday May 6th at 1 PM EDT (Boston time).  Say YES to get access to the video.  We will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.Please invite others or share the event!  We appreciate your help!Social Culture and Driving Business Success2014-05-06 19:00:00186 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?An interview with: +Eric Enge“If you can build a strong audience of your own, or if major influencers in your market space +1 or share the content, this can get you a lot of exposure to your target market.” Google+ & SEO: How Google+ Impacts Search Results, Nov 2013, http://bit.ly/1tXnC7vInfluence Marketing Tools N' Techniques+Christine DeGraff & +Ronnie Bincer launched Influence Marketing Tools N' Techniques aka #TNTBootcamp to an audience of over 300 who were eager to learn more about the tools used to identify and engage with key influencers on Google Plus and to understand how to "get on the radar" themselves. Click here to watch the first episode in the series and to read the recaps put together by several of the audience members: http://bit.ly/MhiA4x*******************************************Upcoming Shows in the SeriesWelcome to the second part of our series where we will explore the techniques of influence marketing. In the coming weeks, Christine & Ronnie will interview several influencers to get their perspective on how relationships are built on Google Plus and to understand which tools n' techniques work best for (and with) them and why. Monday, May 5thAn interview with: +Eric EngeCEO of +Stone Temple Consulting, Author Art of SEO, Speaker, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch ColumnistMonday, May 19thAn interview with: +Mark TraphagenSr. Director of Online Marketing at +Stone Temple ConsultingMonday, June 2ndAn interview with: #TNTBootcamp - Can Connecting With Influencers Improve Search Results?2014-05-05 20:30:00233 
Social Media Hangout3,787Today's Topics: Post Ads, STAR WARS, Princess Leia's favorite Social Network, Social Media Etiquette and more!Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Andrij Harasewych, +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe and two VERY special surprise guests: +Christine DeGraff and +Mia Voss of the +Christine & Mia HOA series!All you need to do to gain access to the video is RSVP: YES!Remember, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business, so it's worth listening it!In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Christine & Mia Show... oh wait, no... its Social Media Hangout #7!2014-05-04 21:00:00133 
Eric Enge19,669I am pleased to announce a special #DMEShow  event where I will joined by Google's +Christian Ashlock to discuss +Post ads.  The program was only recently made available to all Brand pages with 1000 followers or more.  Learn more about how the program works and how Google views the program overall.Here is the YouYube Link: *The Inside Story on +Post ads* The show will be at 4 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday May 1st. Say YES to get access to the video for live viewing or later viewing.  Please spread the word and INVITE others or SHARE the event.  Your help is appreciated!The YouTube link will also be posted here for mobile viewers.*The Inside Story on +Post ads*2014-05-01 22:00:00222 
martin shervington727,589This week I'll interview +Barry Feldman.Barry loves me; in fact, Barry loves me so much he called me a knucklehead earlier. Yes, that much.But here is the thing, that is Barry, it expresses who he is - an energetic, straight talking, 'from the hip shoot' King of personal branding.And that is what I want to show you. Not just 'go read his stuff', but to show you how to infuse your personality into everything you do online.I'll be learning too, of course.p.s. I met Barry at the Social Media Marketing World conference, and he is starting to 'get' Google+, and maybe even fall in love with it as well.So, please join me, to shake out your branding cobwebs, get fresh, and be inspired this Wednesday!How to build an AWESOME personal brand!2014-04-30 20:00:00106 
SEO Training Dojo6,223Another week... another show. We just can't help ourselves. Join the boys today at 11am est for this week's episode. It looks like there's lots on the docket... we should be in fine form.Join us!The Regulators Search & Social News; April 30 20142014-04-30 17:00:008 
Ray Hiltz24,321There’s been a lot of squawking in the henhouse about +Vic Gundotra's departure from Google and where that leaves Google Plus?The crap hit the fan when TechCrunch published its article: "Google+ is Walking Dead", and it’s been flying since.We’ve had the weekend to compose ourselves so today, the #GPlusLunchBunch  will chat about the departure of the G+ leader and what that means to the “platform”.How do you think Google+ will be changing in the months ahead?+Mark Traphagen wrote a personal analysis of what this change may mean. Quo Vadis Google+? What's Next for Google's Social Network? http://goo.gl/KPZGk5I particularly liked his analogy addressing the comparison of Google+ to the fate of Google Reader:“...to say for now that turning off Google Reader was like removing a sock. Dismantling Google+ would be more like ripping out a person's nervous system.”Today's lunch Bunch show will be a chance for you and our panel to sit and discuss how we feel things will change...or not, with Google+ now that Vic has left and “Bez”, +Dave Besbris is taking over.For further research, there was a great HOA from the guys at +Social Media Hangout  It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Is It?  http://goo.gl/W3uvPVHow did you feel when you heard the news?Do you think it means big changes?This is a Google+ Tips & Topics Community presentation:http://goo.gl/uJh80aIf you'd like to keep on top of what's happening on Google+, subscribe to my weekly Google+ Tips of the Week Newsletter here: www.newraycom.com Is Google Plus Now a Minus?2014-04-29 18:15:0055 
Social Media Hangout3,787Sit down with the owners and moderators of your favorite Social Media Communities on Google+, as they discuss the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head +Vic Gundotra. Get great insight and learn valuable lessons from experts like +Andrij Harasewych, +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Ben Fisher, +Dustin W. Stout, +Kristoffer Howes, +Ryan Crowe and possibly even a surprise guest or two!As usual, this is an unscripted hangout so our hosts may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business. Be sure to tune in and share your questions about the introduction of +Post ads and the surprise departure of Google+ head Vic Gundotra.In the event that you missed any of our previous episodes:1. Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)2. Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #23. Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #34. Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #45. It's the End of Google+ As We Know It.... Or Not - Social Media Hangout #62014-04-27 21:00:00245 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Brand Building with Hangouts on Air - Is Your Brand Visible?There are many ways we can Build a Brand. Be it a Business Brand or a Personal Brand, the brand will grow if it is more visible.Join +Eric Enge and me, +Ronnie Bincer for an in depth discussion on Building your Brand with Google Hangouts on Air. What are the things to consider, how to do it well, what to stay away from, why does it work or not work... questions like these and the ones you ask will be brought onto the screen and into the show.Invite people and brands that you know will benefit from the information shared. This Hangouts on Air (HOA) tool is really one of the best communication tools we've got... Learn How to Use it Well.Please leave some questions for us in the comments and share the event with others. Invite in those that need to know this stuff. If you don't invite them, they may not be able to join in.The trailer video will automagically be replaced by the live HOA video once we start. Play the trailer video to see an intro and a countdown to the live broadcast.Is Your Brand Visible?=== === #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #PageHOA   #Brands   #SocialMediaMarketing  Brand Building with Hangouts on Air - Is your brand visible2014-04-25 19:00:00182 
Ryan Hanley12,270Building Remarkable Professional NetworksLearn the power of connection from +Derek Coburn, author of Networking is NOT Working.Online or offline, we grow our business not just in the quality of our work but in the network of peers we surround ourselves with.Derek has honed his networking skills as the founder (with his wife Melanie) of CADRE, Washington, D.C.'s premier organization connecting remarkable professionals.I asked Derek on this week's episode of Content Warfare TV to share his expertise in not just building connections, but the type of quality, lasting connections that grow a business.Whether you're a solopreneur, small business or corporate executive this is a CAN'T MISS episode.Learn more about Derek and CADRE here: http://www.cadredc.com/meet-derek-melanie/=======If you can't make the live event, make sure you subscribe below and never miss an episode of Content Warfare TV.Youtube Subscribe link: http://goo.gl/My8UpZiTunes subscribe link: http://goo.gl/o6u9G6Stitcher subscribe link: http://goo.gl/HAoxVR #networking   #networkingtips   #contentwarfare  Building Remarkable Professional Networks with Derek Coburn | Content Warfare TV2014-04-25 17:00:00118 
Wade Harman16,089Branding & Marketing-Which One Should I Begin First?Don't forget to check out my sponsors +PicMonkey and +NOD3x, get your learn on with the Nod3x Google Plus account that is totally free here http://goo.gl/hVniiZJoin +Wade Harman and +Unbounce co-founder +Oli Gardner and Unbounce Social Strategist +Tia Kelly as we talk about the many different options a user has on Google Plus as it relates to their followers.  We have all heard about branding and also marketing, but what's what, and how do we decide which one to start for best results in the relationship marketing process.Get 50% off for 3 mo after your 30 day trial of Unbounce here http://try.unbounce.com/relationship-marketing/Don't forget to join the Relationship Marketing community here http://goo.gl/7Rm7fdAs always, +WadeHarman.com gives you the big data on how relationships are made and what you need to do to cultivate them on Google Plus! #brandingtips   #marketingtips   #googleplustips   #googleplusmarketing   #googleplusbrandingBranding or Marketing-Which One Should I Begin First?2014-04-24 19:00:0031 
PicVidShare290First Click Yes or Maybe. Invite some people and share the event.Share your Earth Day photos with others on Google+ Events. They can be taken at anytime. Photos, images and animated photos welcome. Pictures with photographers name and information and positive messages that encourage people to save the world and make it a better place on them encouraged.To Share click your picture, or any picture, then the Share arrow. It will then share to your Google+ and anyone else you select. Anyway I think that is how it works.To celebrate Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, Google+ and +TIME are teaming up with you to celebrate our beautiful Earth. +PicVidShare  has joined the efforts by setting up an Event page to share your photos at.Share photos that show natural beauty near you with the hashtag #MyBeautifulEarth in the Comments section. Your photos may appear on the #MyBeautifulEarth photo mosaic at https://mybeautifulearth.withgoogle.com/, and +TIME  will feature some of their favorite photos on their website on Earth Day. #earthday   #mybeautifulearth   #picvidshare   #GerryGrant  Share Earth Day Photos On Google+ Events2014-04-22 10:30:0018 
Eric Enge19,669Wilson Owens of Royalty Exchange (http://www.royaltyexchange.com) is a very successful entrepreneur.  So much so that he was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in music.  Join me for a special #DMEShow  as we talk about the special magic that leads to building a successful company from the ground up.The YouTube Link will be: 10 Tips for Success that Most Entrepreneurs Never Think ofPlease INVITE others or share the event.  We appreciate your help!10 Tips for Success that Most Entrepreneurs Never Think of2014-04-17 21:00:00195 
Wade Harman16,089Relationship Marketing: Do We Benefit From Circle Shares?I would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZThe second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIPThis week +Wade Harman is joined by +Shawn Manaher and +Nicholas Cardot to talk about circle sharing.  We will discuss if this is a viable option to build relationships and how the people coming in at the last minute are affected.  Circle sharing has been the topic of conversation with me for a while with various people, and I want to get to the bottom of it and ask if this really does work.  I've got my own experience in circle sharing that I want to divulge, and you may find it surprising! Don't forget to circle the new G+ page +WadeHarman.com and would love to have you come join us over in the Relationship Marketing Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNCircle Sharing: Do We Benefit From Relationships?2014-04-17 19:00:0063 
Social Media Hangout3,787Sit down with the owners and moderators of your favorite Social Media Communities on Google+, as we talk about the Twitter redesign (and how it can help your business), teaching you about "and therefore" content, a must for your strategy, as well as the most spectacular social media fails we've seen (and how to avoid or correct them) and more! With great insight and lessons from experts like +Andrij Harasewych +Eric Enge +Mark Traphagen +Ryan Crowe +Kristoffer Howes +Dustin W. Stout  and possibly even a surprise guest or two!Don't forget to post your best #DoTheDustin  submission for the chance to win a prize, announced during this hangout!Of course, as this is an unscripted hangout, we may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business. Be sure to tune in!In case you missed our previous shows:Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #2Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media Hangout #3Social Media & SEO, Hashtags, Google+ Views, SMMW Conference Wrapup: Social Media Hangout #4Social Media Hangout #52014-04-13 21:00:00144 
Mia Voss28,038IT IS TIME  .... for another weekend +The Mia Connect Power Chat, that is!  Join me along with my fave weekend guests +Dustin W. Stout & +Ileane Smith AND some of my other faves +Debi Davis & +David Amerland as we recap what's been happening in 2014 so far and maybe do a little comparison to our end of 2013 predictions.Topics:  online, social media, what's trending in general, you name it! We really want to hear from you, the #BatPack  Audience as well so throw your questions, comments, observations into the event thread now!Guest Lineup:+Dustin W. Stout  - +dustn.tv  - web designer, branding enthusiast, blogger and social media junkie+Ileane Smith - +Basic Blog Tips  - Blogger, Podcaster, YouTuber, Social Media Diva!+Debi Davis - +3D Communications (Debi Davis) -  Business Communication Strategist+The Mia Connect Power Chat - Q1 2014 Overview- Weekend Edition2014-04-12 18:00:00173 
Eric Enge19,669Here is the YouTube link! Landing Page Optimization LollapaloozaJoin +Tim Ash and I as we talk about landing page optimization.  Tim is considered one of the very top experts in this space.  Watch this show if you want to come away with a rich array of ideas of how to get more out of the visitors coming to your site.The #DMEShow  will be live at 3 PM EDT (Boston time) on Thursday April 10.  Just say YES to get access to video, either at show time or for later viewing.  We will also share the YouTube link here for mobile viewers.Please invite others to the show, or share the event as any business owner/publisher can benefit from the advice Tim will bring to today's show!Landing Page Optimization Lollapalooza2014-04-10 21:00:00262 
Social Media Hangout3,787Sit down with the owners and moderators of your favorite Social Media Communities on Google+, as we talk about the SEO benefits of Google+ (with great insight and lessons from experts like +Ben Fisher, +Dustin W. Stout +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge +Kristoffer Howes +Ryan Crowe +Andrij Harasewych  and +David Amerland), and in addition to that, we'll have a wonderful post-Social Media Marketing World wrap-up, as two of our community owners (+Dustin W. Stout and +Ben Fisher) were able to attend the event themselves. Should be a fantastic show!Of course, as this is an unscripted hangout, we may suddenly veer off into any number of topics that can be helpful to you and your business. Be sure to tune in!In case you missed our previous shows:Greetings and Salutations: Social Media Hangout #1 (Edited)Trust, Relationships, and Dancing Squids: Social Media Hangout #2Conferences, Communities, and Social Networks at large: Social Media HanGoogle+ Profile Views and SEO Benefits, SMMW Conference Wrapup and more: Social Media Hangout #42014-04-06 21:00:00148 
Wade Harman16,089Relationship Marketing- The Pretend Friends of Social MediaI would love to point you toward some of my favorite social media tools, the first being a Google Plus tool called +NOD3x get a tour here: http://goo.gl/hVniiZThe second being +PicMonkey where you can get a free month of Royale here! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIPI hope you join myself(+Wade Harman) and my guest host +Mark Traphagen as we talk to social media superstar +Jay Baer on the topic of one of his articles that he wrote on the convince and convert blog called Social Media, Pretend Friends, and the Lie of False Intimacy Do you really Know the people around you in social media?  This is going to be a great discussion on what I'll quote from Jay's article spending considerable time building large networks of shallow connections, potentially at the expense of deepening a few cherished friendships upon which we can truly rely?How are you building your relationships on social?  Join us this Friday!Get Jay Baer's new book YouTility from Amazon now http://goo.gl/LT7KCjWould love to have you come join us over in the Relationship Marketing Community http://goo.gl/xmXdVNDon't forget to circle +WadeHarman.com for more info on building relationships here on Google Plus!Jay Baer & Where You Can Find HimRead his blog at http://www.convinceandconvert.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/jaybaerRelationship Marketing- The Pretend Friends of Social Media2014-04-04 23:00:0096 
Mia Voss28,038Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat and this week we are mixing it up with a LIVE IRL (in real life) with +Denise Wakeman and we'll be chatting about all the great info & influencers we've met along the way here in San Diego. Looking forward to hanging with the #BatPack  and chatting with you right here on the event!  Follow the +HOA Street Team Event page to see who we've been talking with this week!http://bit.ly/TeamSMMW14Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:   #Infotainment And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy      Friday, March 28th at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm ESTSpecial thanks to our show sponsor +Steady Demand  for great insights & analytics for Google+!  Go to http://bit.ly/SteadyDemandTMC and use the code #BCCApproved  for a 20% lifetime discount!How & where to watch:- Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube- Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect- TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy            Subscribe to +The Mia Connect community for updates:http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunityCan't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at The Mia Connect Power Chat - LIVE from Social Media Marketing World 2014 in San Diego2014-03-28 17:00:00148 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,476Special Guest:  Danny SullivanOne of the things that either makes people love or hate SEO the most is how things constantly change.  To those who have been in the industry more than 15 years, even all the pace of change today doesn't seem as extreme in many ways as the days when each month there might be yet another upcoming search engine, or the closure of a search engine you'd used to optimise for and got good traffic from.  In this epic Roundtable discussion, industry leader +Danny Sullivan  joins the regular ISOOSI panel (+Ammon Johns, +Bill Slawski and +Carlos Fernandes)   to talk about how change should be dealt with, anticipated, and adapted to.We'll look at the truth in the old saying "The more things change, the more they stay the same", looking at some of the constant factors of SEO, not least that people themselves have not (yet) changed nearly so much.We'll talk about wether Google's dominance is now too great to challenge, or if a serious potential rival is already out there, be it Apple, or some less-expected challenger.We will look ahead at some of the changes we expect, and discuss ways to deal with such changes.  We'll talk about the things we don't expect to change much over the next few years, which may therefore be the most 'future-proof' areas to invest in for value.We'll also talk about changes to the industry of web marketing itself, drawing upon Danny's insights running SMX as a sign of what people are most (and least) interested in learning today.Change: The Constant of SEO2014-03-25 20:00:00103 
Social Media Hangout3,787Join the owners and moderators of the Social Media communities on Google+ as they talk about what is important to you. Most likely featuring people like +Ryan Crowe +Kristoffer Howes  +Ben Fisher +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge +Andrij Harasewych, but more information on hosts, guests and topics to come! Have something you really want us to talk about? Be sure to mention in the event comments!Social Media Hangout #3: The Hangout-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named2014-03-23 20:00:00107 
Eric Enge19,669Content Marketing, Social Media, and SEO Tips from PubconThe YouTube link is: Content Marketing - The Latest from Pubcon New Orleans+Mark Traphagen and I are here in New Orleans at Pubcon, and we are going to pick out some of the top speakers from Pubcon and have them join us for the #DMEShow  this Thursday at 3 PM EDT (Boston time).Just click YES to this event to make sure you get easy access to the video.AND, INVITE others or SHARE the event - the more people that join us the better!Top Speakers from Pubcon New Orleans2014-03-20 20:00:00174 
Eric Enge19,669How to Build Engagement in Google PlusHere is the YouTube Link: Building Engagement in Google PlusThis time on the #DMAShow   +Mark Traphagen and I are taking on an oldie but goodie.  How can you get more engagement with your activity on Google Plus?  This is the core issue - not the number of followers you have.  Build the engagement and the followers will, well, follow.The live YouTube link will be shared here just before show time.  Just say YES to make sure that you get the video link in your notifications/stream.Also, INVITE OTHERS!  Or SHARE the event with others.  This a public event, and the more the merrier.Building Engagement in Google Plus2014-03-18 16:00:00196 
Social Media Hangout3,787Back by popular demand. (And because we don't have anything else to do at 3PM EDT on a Sunday). Join the owners and moderators of the Social Media communities on Google+ (Strategy, Professionals, Creative, and Discussions) as they talk about what is important to you. Okay, that's vague. To be honest, we haven't decided yet, just exactly what we will be talking about. But know this... it will be awesome. Featuring the likes of +Eric Enge +Dustin W. Stout +Mark Traphagen +Andrij Harasewych +David Amerland +Ryan Crowe +Ben Fisher and more!Also featuring: fewer technical difficulties!Social Media Hangout #2: Insert Catchy Title Here2014-03-16 20:00:0073 
Mia Voss28,038YouTube: The Mia Connect Power Chat - Interesting Characters!Time for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat! This week our theme is interesting people I think you need to know!  Our guests will be +Laurie Laizure +Marc Ensign & +Sandra Sallin Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment    And we always get a little   #BatCrapCrazy       Check out this week's panel of amazing guests:  +Laurie Laizure  Founder of +Customized Walls & Founder of #InteriorDesignCommunity on G+, IDC Hangout Host, Graphic Artist, Printer and Color Expert, Blogger, Social Media Guru+Marc Ensign - Author & Blogger, here to save the Internet, connect the dots and humanize the web. His buzz phrase that sums it up: Search Engine Humanization+Sandra Sallin - a professional artist who has become a 72-year-old-blogger with way too many lipsticks.Friday, March 14 at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm ESTFind your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1lQ1h9qSpeciaThe Mia Connect Power Chat - Interesting Characters!2014-03-14 17:00:00150 
martin shervington727,589Discussion about the new 'Google+ Link Preview Cards', with Mark Traphagen and Martin ShervingtonIt launched less that 24 hours ago and we are ready to discuss some of the potential consequences and opportunities of this AWESOME new feature.Starts at around 4.30pm EST...Discussion about the new 'Google+ Link Preview Cards', with Mark Traphagen and Martin Shervington2014-03-13 21:26:1621 
Jim Munro17,100Each week we ask Dumb SEO Questions.Dumb SEO Questions 75.2014-03-13 12:02:065 
Glass in the Class34*Glass in the Class Episode 3: The Power of Verbal Communication today!First note: I can't schedule for a specific time but it actually starts at 9:20a.m. EST.Youtube Live Event URL: http://goo.gl/LNFqNdHere's the rundown: My classroom for 15-20 minutes with my students.3 perspectives: Google Glass, The computer camera, and the camera on my guest.Discussing how communication and changing technology has affected the life/work of my guest.So who's my guest of verbal communication you ask?!+Mark Traphagen, forever an educator but at one point a teacher will be talking to my students about how he sees the power of verbal communication with new technology today. Mark's expertise in Authorship and understanding of search, coupled with his innate ability to educate and reduce complexities to simple "start here" ideas will make this particular episode a great learning experience for my students.A lot of us forget the distinction between verbal and nonverbal communication, considering it all just communication, but when functioning virtual it's a distinction we definitely have to consider and its affects on trust and authenticity. As always I'd also like to thank +John Ellis for running my cameras for me (it's really early in the morning for him) and +todd l lebeauc for the mad imaging skills on the banner!Live Event URL: http://goo.gl/LNFqNdGlass in the Class: The Power of Verbal Communication Today2014-03-13 09:00:0011 
Social Media Hangout3,787Join the owners and moderators of the Social Media communities on Google+ (Strategy, Professionals, Creative, and Discussions) as they introduce you to this brand new HOA series: Social Media Hangout! as well as the Social Media communities.3:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time - NEW YORK TIME ZONE)This means: 7:00 PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)http://smhangout.comFeaturing the likes of:+Andrij Harasewych +Dustin W. Stout +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge +Ben Fisher +Kristoffer Howes +Ryan Crowe and more to come, keep an eye out for announcements this week!We just may sneak in a few surprises and gifts for viewers, so this is one HOA you definitely don't want to miss.Brought to you by +Social Media Hangout, as well as our wonderful partners: +Socialize Me +Stone Temple Consulting +dustn.tv +Social Media Hangout: Greetings and Salutations2014-03-09 20:00:00172 
Mia Voss28,038YouTube: The Mia Connect Power Chat - Weekend Edition!  Blogging & ContentTime for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Blogging & Content with +Dustin W. Stout +Ryan Hanley & +Ralph M. Rivera Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word:    #Infotainment  And we always get a little  #BatCrapCrazy     Check out this week's panel of amazing guests:  +Dustin W. Stout -  DustnTV, Social Media Consultant, Web Designer, Blogger, Strategist, Branding enthusiast, social media junkie. +Ryan Hanley - Content Warfare-Director of Marketing | Author | Speaker | Content Warrior+Ralph M. Rivera - +Triberr & Web.Search.Social -  Marketing professional focused on branding, web, search & social marketing. Web developer, writer & web design teacher.Saturday, March 8 at 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm ESTFind your timezone:  http://bit.ly/1fCNmAVSpecial thanks to our show sponsor +The Mia Connect Power Chat - Weekend Edition! Blogging & Content2014-03-08 18:00:00182 
Ryan Hanley12,270If Content Marketing and SEO had a baby, would it be named Google Plus?Here is the mobile link: http://youtu.be/IyAcU50xCboThis is the very question I'm going to ask our two wonderful guests on Content Warfare TV, +Mark Traphagen and +Eric Enge.A funny question for sure, but an honest one. With SEO quickly evolving as Google Search continues to refine it's algorithm and content glut taking it's toll on any piece of content less than outstanding...I want to know if Google+ the perfect place for businesses, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs to combine content marketing with SEO and begin to stand out on the noisy Inter-web?Mark's first visit to the Content Warfare Podcast is still one of the most downloaded episodes the show's ever had. You can listen here: http://goo.gl/Vll38GIf you're unfamiliar with Mark and Eric's work visit: http://www.stonetemple.com/In prep for this interview I'd also like to encourage you to read Mark's latest article on +Moz about Google Authorship: http://goo.gl/l1fIUa==========If you're not going to be able to make the live event and still don't want to miss what might possibly be the BEST Google Hangout in the History of the World...I encourage you subscribe in your preferred location:Youtube Subscribe link: http://goo.gl/My8UpZiTunes subscribe link: http://goo.gl/o6u9G6Stitcher subscribe link: http://goo.gl/HAoxVR #contentmarketing     #googleplus     #seo   Google Plus: Where Content Marketing and SEO Collide | Content Warfare TV2014-03-07 16:00:00131 
Jason T. Wiser16,900Storytelling for Business Building with Chris BroganThere’s a lot of talk lately about storytelling in business and for good reason. Stories help people to understand and relate to your business journey. Where did you get the idea? What was the first thing you did when you realized that you had a good idea? what worked? what was your biggest mistake? This program is produced by http://ontracktips.com/storytelling-business-building-chris-brogan/It’s the answers to these questions that interviewers love to ask because viewers want to experience the journey of the successful business owner. They want to imagine themselves walking this path and living this dream. But aside from telling your rise to the top story, what other stories can we tell as business owners? what other stories do people want to hear?That’s why I have invited +Chris Brogan  to “Get on Track, Stay on Track” because Chris is passionate about small business and he understands the value of telling story for branding, for marketing, for business.Chris is the Author of "Trust Agents", "Google+ for Business" "The Impact Equation" "Social Media 101" and the soon to be released "The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth" http://jtw.bz/ChrisBr (affiliate link)Some of the questions I’m going to be asking Chris are:⇒ Other than your rise to the top story, what day to day stories can we tell in marketing?⇒ What are some of the best examples of companies that are using storytelling in business today?⇒ How much of your personal life do you share in your business story?If this interests you, start asking questions now AND Invite 2 friends!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Did you click "Yes" on the event invite?Catch past interviews  http://ontracktips.com and look for the big RED button.Upcoming Guests:⇒ Andrea Vahl "How to Find clients"⇒ Phyllis Khare "Time Management for Small Business Owners"Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube -http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT Join us on Twitter using the hashtag    #OnTrackTips   ========Storytelling for Business Building with Chris Brogan2014-03-06 19:00:00244 
Stephan Futeral3,867Why Are We Here (On Google Plus?) Authorship, SEO, & Relationship Building Demystified - Featuring Guests +Mark Traphagen and +David Oldenburg  Mobile Users Watch Here: Legally Speaking - Featuring Guest Mark TraphagenJoin us Monday, March. 3rd. 4 pm EST/3 pm CST/2pm MST/1pm PST for Legally Speaking.Are you on Google Plus to market, build meaning business relationships or for SEO? Do you feel like you're wasting your time or you just can't get a handle on what all the hoopla is about Google Plus, authorship, and relationship building? If so, then whether your a lawyer or anyone else who is trying to build their brand or business presence on G Plus, then this is the show for you! What’s Your Google Plus “Strategy?”Everyone has their "strategy" for building their presence and relationships on Google Plus. But is it all that really worth it? What works and what doesn't? Is Google Plus worth the investment of time and energy to engage? Well, we've got two folks who have great answers to these questions and more!Guest Speaker +Mark Traphagen on Authorship & SEO Friendly Authority BuildingIf anyone is adept at reading Google's "tea leaves" concerning Google Plus, authorship, and the impact all of this has on SEO, it's Mark Traphagen of +Stone Temple Consulting. Mark is an expert on social media, content marketing, internet marketing, Google Plus Business Pages, authorship, and much more. According to Mark, his mission is to "help you get seen and heard, to get your message out and bring in people who want and need what you have to offer. My special know-how is in the intersection of social and search.” Together with +Eric Enge, Mark co-hosts the Digital Marketing Answers Show. Mark will share his insights on what works and what doesn't on Google Plus and best practices for building SEO-friendly authoLegally Speaking Hangout On Air2014-03-03 22:00:00135 
Jess + Scott + You276Last week we unleashed the power of the story.Next week we'll find out about a story in the correct place and time.This week, be it painful or blissful, stories are only effective when received.Believe it or not, your business tells a story, and we don’t mean to your customers. We mean to you. Are you listening? Do you even know what to listen for? To do what? MORE, right? Well, what does that actually mean?This week +Jessica Dewell and +Scott Scowcroft will explore what your business can tell you, and if you don’t like the storyline? Well, that’s part of this week’s show too.Who better to help us explore and dig into this topic than +Jason Frasca? He loves solving technical, operational and business inefficiencies using my unique ability to deconstruct complex problems, and leveraging technology to optimize business performance.Whether looking for new opportunities, ways to grow, building processes, acquiring expertise…first, check in with the business. It gladly gives us information, clues, and areas to explore. Yet, we overlook this attention our business shines on us.Receiving, or active listening, to the business will help identify low hanging fruit (easy to implement ideas), cost savings and time savings.Let’s give our business a bit of love back through active listening - and see how we can tune in and magnify the things that could hold us back or propel us forward by learning how to listen and receive important information.Spoiler Alert: Jason’s in depth knowledge of the how and why of Evernote  allows him to share how operational competency and narrative can touch at the deepest level to create great stories.This is one episode of the JSY! show you’ll not want to miss.YOU (the Y in JSY) matter - come and explore this topic with us. Start the conversation now.(We are a LATE show. Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay if it isn't a time you can join us live.)*Hashtag: #JSY *Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends to watch too - right below these words you’ll see an Invite More button. Are You Telling a Daytimer Story in an Evernote World?2014-02-26 04:15:0034 
martin shervington727,589Who wants to join me as I interview Jay Baer about his New York Times best selling business book?We will be talking about the attitude/culture/approach of 'helping', including how Jay finds the culture on Google+; where he thinks we should be putting our attention right now, and where it is going in the future.Whether you are a business or an individual looking at your own approach, this should be a lot of fun and give you new insights too!What is 'Youtility' all about?Jay says..."The difference between helping and selling is just two letters. But those two letters are critically important to your company’s success.You’re not competing for attention only against other, similar products. You’re competing for attention against everything. To win in this hyper-competitive environment, you must ask “How can we help?”If you sell something, you make a customer today, but if you genuinely help someone, you create a customer for life. This is Youtility."Sound good? See you then!An interview with Jay Baer about his book 'YouTility"!2014-02-25 20:00:0077 
Wade Harman16,089Sponsored by +PicMonkey:  Get a free Royale membership and see how you can create awesome, attractive images for social media here: http://goo.gl/bqnNpfJoin +Wade Harman as he hosts +Ronnie Bincer and +Greg Trujillo to talk about why face to face meetings are important to building the relationship bond between you and the person of interest.  We'll be talking about different steps you can take to build the relationship, and take it to the next step with meetups.  We'll also be talking about the power of Hangouts and how you can use them and other tools as well.The Importance of Face to Face Meetings in Relationship Building2014-02-21 02:00:0059 
Mark Traphagen104,351No snow will stop the beer! +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen are still planning to be at British Beer Company in Framingham MA tonight at 7 for the first of what we hope will be many Boston Area HIRLs (Hangouts In Real Life). Anyone who is Boston Brave is welcome to come join us this evening (unless we post otherwise in this event. If we haven't already heard from you, leave a comment to let us know you're coming!Meetup with Mark HIRL2014-02-18 19:00:005 
Daria Musk3,538,132BE MY VALENTINE!Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤HOW TO ATTENDYou are cordially invited to watch and most importantly join my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert!❤ RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME! I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;)DAY + TIMEI know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;)WHAT TO EXPECTWe can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;)SHARE THE LOVEShare the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too! So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday! XO, DariaDaria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00293 
Mia Voss28,038YouTube Link: The Mia Connect Power Chat - Gender DiversityTime for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat! This week we will be discussing Gender Diversity on The Plus (and in general) with +Mark Traphagen +Irene Brodie +Eric Enge +Fran Harris, +Jessica Dewell +Trina Paulus  and more!  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: +Mark Traphagen - Social Media | Google+ | Content Marketing - Sr Director of Online Marketing for +Stone Temple Consulting, Early Adopter Badge from Foursquare for Planet Earth | The Monti StorySlam Winner & GrandSlam Runner Up | 2011 Communicator's Award of Distinction from International Academy of Visual Arts+Irene Brodie  - +The Mia Connect Power Chat - Discussing Gender Diversity2014-02-14 18:00:00155 
Wade Harman16,089Sponsored by +PicMonkey because images are the front door to social media! http://goo.gl/9EIPKlJoin +Wade Harman as he hosts +Mark Traphagen +Eric Enge and +Ben Fisher to talk about relationships and how they affect your ranking standing on Google.  Learn some new things about the responsibilities of a G' Plusser and what you can do to build your rank while you're here.Relationship Marketing- Do Relationships Affect Ranking?2014-02-14 02:00:0088 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,476+Mark Traphagen joins the ISOOSI chat today at 3pm EST and we're super excited to have him on the show. Mark has been one of the people for me personally (and I know for many others too) that has really been instrumental in highlighting the benefits of Google+. But, not only the easy pickings that are clear to see. Mark evangelizes the use of Google+ as not only a business network but a social network. A social network that is on a different level to anything else we have on the interwebs. He'll be the first to say that it has given him opportunities that would never have existed before it. And I for one share that experience and couldn't agree more.All businesses can learn from this hangout... and we'll start really with the basics too. We know we have many small businesses that use ISOOSI and list their businesses in our search directory that currently have zero presence on Google+  So, some of what we talk about may be already known to those that are immersed in it on a daily basis.... but through this hangout we hope to join Mark in expressing our belief in the platform and communicate the benefits it can bring to you - from a personal AND business perspective.+Carlos Fernandes President, ISOOSIGhost Town or Land of Opportunity - Google+2014-02-11 21:00:0095 
Eric Enge19,669Join +Mark Traphagen and I as we take questions on digital marketing topics from the audience.  This week we will take questions specific to Authorship and AuthorRank (and authority in general).  Bring your questions!Here is the YouTube Link: Authorship and AuthorRank with Mark Traphagen and Eric EngeThe event will be at 1:00 EST (Boston time) on Tuesday February 11th.Please feel free to re-share this event or invite others.  Please use the hashtag #DMAShow  when referring to the show!Open Q&A on Authorship / AuthorRank with Mark and Eric2014-02-11 19:00:00250 
martin shervington727,589Google Plus for Individuals and Business!Including launch of the free 'Quickstarter' courses...There have been so many changes in the Plus over the past few months, and as such we wanted to get together to re-launch the website, tell you about some of the resources and pick up on some of your questions as well. So get yourself ready and see you on Monday!The PYB team talk about some amazing, free resources available for Google+!2014-02-10 21:00:00116 
Eric Enge19,669In this week's #DMEShow  I will be joined by Google's +Christian Ashlock and +Rico Farmer:1. Getting Started Strong on Google Plus (for brand pages)2. +Post ads what to expect, and how to use them3. How to Run a Great HangoutThe live YouTube link will be here: Google Plus Tips From the Google Plus Team This should be a fantastic event!  We will share the live YouTube link here just before show time.  The event will be live at 3 PM ET (Boston time).Please feel free to share the event or invite others!Google Plus Tips From the Google Plus Team!2014-02-06 21:00:00264 
Dustin W. Stout43,988Who is this +Jeff Sieh character and where did he come from?You may know Jeff from his #ManlyPinterestTips  show, which certainly lives up to it's title! He's also a creativity advocate and practitioner of creative things! So naturally, I like him a lot. We'll find out Jeff's story, his best #socialmedia  advice and maybe have a few laughs along the way. Tune in this Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11am PST (2pm EST)!If you have questions for Jeff or myself, we'll try to grab a couple of them during the show if time allows. Drop them in the comments section here before the show starts!Interview: Jeff Sieh2014-02-01 20:00:0028 
Dejan SEO16,406Italian SEO community has been buzzing with excitement over a comprehensive study of Google+ by +Maurizio Ceravolo which includes tons of data, visualisations and interactive graphs (http://goo.gl/hPsBx9). In this hangout we will interview the author of this article and discuss his research process and findings with the specialist panel including:+Maurizio Ceravolo+Enrico Altavilla+Andrea Pernici +Martino Mosna +Andrea Scarpetta+Gianluca Fiorelli+Dewaldt Huysamen+Mark Traphagen and your host +Dan Petrovic. Note: This event will be broadcast live and recorded on +YouTube but if you wish to join the live discussion as a member of the specialist panel let us know in the comments.Google+ Profile Authority: An In-Depth Analysis2014-01-30 19:30:0091 
Eli Fennell65,218Social Media and Internet MarketingThere are many ways to use social media and internet marketing successfully.  Our panel of guests +Mark Traphagen, +Pam Adger, and +Christine DeGraff will be talking about how they use these online tools in their careers and in their daily lives, and how to establish an online presence.  Are you reaching the right people, and are you achieving your goals?The show will take place at 8 PM ET, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  We will paste the link to the YouTube event here 15 minutes before show time.Please feel free to join us and to share and invite others to this event!Hashtag: #digitalmediaconnectionsDigital Media Connections Show #12014-01-30 02:00:0058 
Christine & Mia5,356YouTube link: What's Your Story? Mark TraphagenJoin +Christine & Mia and our January guest host +Craig Fifield as we welcome our special guest, +Mark Traphagen - if you've ever been curious about his backstory.. then this is the show for you!Wednesday, January 29nd11:30am PST/12:30pm MST/1:30pm CST/2:30pm ESTMore about our guest +Mark Traphagen: Mark is Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing agency located in the Boston area. He's pretty sure Stone Temple CEO Eric Enge added "senior" to Mark's title as a veiled reference to his age. He lives in Durham NC, which he regards as Portland OR without a web parody (yet).Mark has been active on Google+ since its third day and has developed a reputation as an expert on using Google+ for business and personal branding, as well as on Google Authorship.When he's not singlehandedly trying to eliminate Google+'s "ghost town" image by posting there at least once every 10 minutes, you'll find Mark playing mandolin in a New Orleans-style second line band called The Bulltowns Strutters, and competing in storyslam events.This week's show is sponsored by:+CT Social  is an interactive digital agency based in Central Florida. We provide web design and optimization, social media management and consulting, mobile apps (Apple / Android / Windows 8), and graphic design for web promotions. CT Social emphasizes a personalized approach, tailored to the needs of each individual or business we serve, and continuously aims for high standards of innovation and social integration in all projects. http://www.ct-social.com+Holiday Inn Washington DC-Central/Wh#15MinutesOnAir with Christine & Mia featuring Mark Traphagen & Guest Host Craig Fifield2014-01-29 20:30:00186 
Sanctuary Networking Community1,145In this live hangout, Sanctuary Networking Commumity members introduce you to 5 tools which provide a number of ways to measure your performance on Google+ and even beyond - to your blog or website.At the time of this post, all of the tools are free (or have free versions) and under active development. A partial list of functions includes:❃ Find out what public circle-shares you have been included in.❃ Measure and analyze your followers, and manage your circles efficiently.❃ View rich data on your network, and your influence among your followers.❃ Identify influencers in your circles and identify your supporters.❃ Learn how to build your author content authority.❃ ...and a lot more than I can possibly list.This hangout will explore the tools discussed in this post: Free Google+ Analysis Tools - Visualize Your Network and Measure Results ➤ http://goo.gl/ocqK7T⚠ Google+ will automatically adjust the event time to your local time after you RSVP.⚠ This is an on-air hangout event. It will be recorded live and made available to the public on the Sanctuary Networking Community YouTube channel.⚠ Note that anyone can attend and watch the live hangout, but only members of the Sanctuary Networking Community can participate. If you would like to join the community, please complete the membership application: http://goo.gl/1VNzqv #kJBC38MDu8  Free Google+ Analysis Tools - Visualize and Manage Your Network2014-01-28 19:00:0063 
Mia Voss28,038Click 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 
Eric Enge19,669Relationships, Influence and MarketingWhat role will these play in your marketing mix in 2014? Are you worried about the content marketing glut?  How will you stand out? +Wade Harman, +Eli Fennell, +Mark Traphagen, and I will take these topics on and due our level best to see if we can help make some useful suggestions.The live broadcast YouTube link is here: What's In a Relationship (And Who Cares)?The show will take place at 3 PM ET on Thursday January 23, 2014.  We will post the live YouTube link here 15 minutes before showtime.Watch the trailer for more info on the show:What's In a Relationship? (And Who Cares?) - TrailerPlease feel free to share the event or invite others!What's In a Relationship? (And Who Cares?)2014-01-23 21:00:00193 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,476Part 2 of this series of ISOOSI Tuesday roundtable chats, where we ask our distinguished panel  what they will be focusing on in terms of marketing in 2014. Have they made some New Year's resolutions as it relates to their businesses or strategies they execute for clients?Our panel includes +AJ Kohn +Bill Slawski and  +Ammon Johns Whether you are a small business owner or work as part of agency or as part of a dedicated marketing team in a large corporation, our panel of experts will have some great advice. Actionable takeaways applicable for any business.Learn what's new, what's important and what you should be considering.As we all know, new tools, new strategies and tactics are always being developed. But what skills and techniques should you develop this year for the maximum impact?And with so many areas of marketing to consider, how do you divide your resources (financial, time, etc) to position yourself well for 2014's needs and market?It's a great chance to ask questions to a panel of guests that have been extremely successful in business by continuously improving their own marketing techniques, processes and systems. Part 2 - Future-Proofing Your Business Marketing2014-01-21 21:00:0070 
Eric Enge19,669Catch a Glimpse of the Future of Semantic SearchCome look in the crystal ball with us and let's figure out what's happening now, and where it's going.  Our special guest will be +David Amerland who literally wrote the book on this topic (http://davidamerland.com/google-semantic-search.html). Here is the Live Broadcast Link: Semantic Search SeanceJoin +Mark Traphagen and I as we join forces to share our best wisdom.  And, as always this is a Q & A show.  Bring your questions - you will drive the agenda for the show.The live YouTube link will be shared here.  The time will be 1:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 21, 2014.Please invite every person you know, or everyone you wished you knew, and share this far and wide!  OK, just join us if you like, as we would love to have you there.#dmashow   #semanticsearch  Semantic Search Seance2014-01-21 19:00:00273 
Sanctuary Networking Community1,145In this community spotlight interview we will meet Sanctuary Networking Community member +Bradford LowryThe Sanctuary Spotlight is a series of interviews where community members talk about life, their business and how they use social networks including Google+ for marketing and networking. Guests are asked 8 questions including:Describe what you do. (your “elevator pitch”)How did you get started?How did you get started on Google+?⚠ The Official Site link will take you to the member's business website.⚠ Google+ will automatically adjust the event time to your local time.⚠ This is an on-air hangout event. It will be recorded live and made available to the public on the Sanctuary Networking Community YouTube channel.Bradford Lowry | Sanctuary Networking Community Member Spotlight2014-01-21 17:00:005 
Eric Enge19,669Masters Course in Being a Great HOA HostWant to host your own Hangouts on Air and want some coaching on how to it well?  For this week's show we have pulled together 4 people with just a tiny bit (;->) of HOA hosting experience.YouTube link: The Art of Being a Great HOA Host+Ronnie Bincer will co-host the show with me and our guest stars are +Chef Dennis Littley , +Dan McDermott, and +Mia Voss.This will be a live YouTube broadcast, on Thursday January 16th at 3 PM EST.  The live YouTube link will be posted here at or before 15 minutes before show time.Please feel free to spread the word, and share the event, or invite others.The Art of Being a Great HOA Host2014-01-16 21:00:00381 
Sanctuary Networking Community1,145Flipboard is a smartphone and tablet app that presents content from your social feeds and user-curated magazines you subscribe to in an attractive magazine format.Mark Traphagen maintains 3 Flipboard magazines totaling 660 articles with nearly 3,000 readers and he will talk about how he uses Flipboard to curate content using this mobile app.Read Mark's Flipboard Magazine: http://goo.gl/y8nmknView Mark's SlideShare presentation: http://goo.gl/1Oah87⚠ Google+ will automatically adjust the event time to your local time after you RSVP.⚠ This is an on-air hangout event. It will be recorded live and made available to the public on the Sanctuary Networking Community YouTube channel.⚠ Note that anyone can attend and watch the live hangout, but only members of the Sanctuary Networking Community can participate. If you would like to join the community, please complete the membership application: http://goo.gl/1VNzqv#L2QtuUadti  Using Flipboard for Content Curation with Mark Traphagen2014-01-16 16:00:0054 
ISOOSI Research Engine3,476In this ISOOSI Tuesday roundtable chat, we ask our distinguished panel  what they will be focusing on in terms of marketing in 2014. Have they made some New Year's resolutions as it relates to their businesses or strategies they execute for clients?Our panel includes Rand Fishkin, Eric Enge and Ammon Johns.Whether you are a small business owner or work as part of agency or as part of a dedicated marketing team in a large corporation, our panel of experts will have some great advice. Actionable takeaways applicable for any business.Learn what's new, what's important and what you should be considering.As we all know, new tools, new strategies and tactics are always being developed. But what skills and techniques should you develop this year for the maximum impact?And with so many areas of marketing to consider, how do you divide your resources (financial, time, etc) to position yourself well for 2014's needs and market?It's a great chance to ask questions to a panel of guests that have been extremely successful in business by continuously improving their own marketing techniques, processes and systems. Future-Proofing Your Business Marketing2014-01-14 21:00:00236 
Mia Voss28,038Time 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. Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests: +Lany Sullivan +Shannon Hernandez +Eli Fennell +Leah Segedie Topics: Leveling the gender playing field on Google Plus, stories from Vegas & the @th and more!Friday, January 10th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm ESTFind your timezone: http://bit.ly/TMCPC11014Special thanks to our show sponsor & affiliate +Edge Ad Exchange How & where to watch:- Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube- Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect- TweetHappy? Follow @themiaconnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy        Subscribe to +The Mia Connect  community for updates:http://bit.ly/SMPCcommunityCan't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn         #PeopleYouNeedToKnow          The Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Lany Sullivan, Shannon Hernandez, Eli Fennell & Leah Segedie2014-01-10 18:00:00236 
Wade Harman16,089Your FREE Gift! https://www.picmonkey.com/#promo/RELATIONSHIP3Sponsored by +PicMonkey  for social media image editing http://goo.gl/9EIPKlJoin +Wade Harman +David Amerland  +Chef Dennis Littley and my guest host +Mark Traphagen  as we discuss the importance of trust and how that pertains to effective relationship building here on Google Plus.  Mark recently wrote a Hiaku Deck called "Trust the Currency of Relationships"  We'll get into some of that and how we use this to build our relationships.Relationship Marketing #5- Trust in Relationship Building2014-01-10 02:00:001 
Chef Dennis Littley634,340Join 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 
Wade Harman16,089Join +Wade Harman in his show Relationship Marketing!  The very first show in a weekly series I will be doing.  My first guests will be +Mark Traphagen and +Eli Fennell, and we'll be discussing how to build relationships with that influential person and what it's like from both sides.  Come and join us as we talk about different strategies that will help you cultivate relationships out of basic connections!Sponsored by +Discover North Carolina and +The Mast Farm Inn, visit http://goo.gl/E8AFR for more information on your vacation to North Carolina!#hangouts   #hangoutsonair  Relationship Marketing2013-12-06 02:00:00155 
Steady Demand3,476What has happened to SEO? No PageRank Update? No more Keywords? Hummingwhat? If you are on Mobile click here: Adapt or Become Irrelevant - Google SEO changes for Small BusinessMore importantly why are Hulk Hogan and GoDaddy in this Hangout?Join us for a power packed event with some of the most knowledgeable educators on Google+ and in the Web Hosting Industry. We welcome GoDaddy.com, come see the fresh new face of GoDaddy.With a special guest appearance by none other than +****   !( He is a brilliant marketing person )The cast for tonight's show is comprised of:+Ben Fisher    - Google Plus, SEO, Web Hosting Industry Consultantwww.SteadyDemand.complus.google.com/u/0/+BenFisher+David Amerland     - Author of Google Semantic Searchdavidamerland.complus.google.com/+DavidAmerland+Ronnie Bincer - The Hangout Helper Video SEO and morethehangouthelper.complus.google.com/+RonnieBincer +Joshua Berg  - Google Plus SEO, Social Media & Search Optimizationrealsmo.complus.google.com/+JoshuaBerg+Marc Hardgrove    - Web Hosting Vet, Founder of nextnetmedia, Jumpline, and hostamania.com plus.google.com/u/0/116112069997941624911"Adapt or Become Irrelevant" Google SEO changes for Small Business2013-11-21 21:00:00499 
Jason T. Wiser16,900What you NEED to know about SEO?Join us on Mobile http://jtw.bz/MTseoHOAIn this series, we've looked at Business Strategy, Marketing, and Monetization. Now it's time for Optimization. SEO, or search engine optimization, is one of those terms that is often misunderstood and misrepresented. There are hundreds of SEO "gurus" out there teaching the latest tips and tricks. In fact there is so much misinformation being regurgitated and thrown around its almost impossible for a small business owner know where to begin. And that's exactly why I've invited SEO expert +Mark Traphagen  to the program. Mark has a proven track record as one of today's most respected authorities on SEO. This week Mark will answer questions like: ⇒ What is optimization and why do I need it? ⇒ Where should I begin?⇒ Can I do it myself?⇒ 7 things you must do for your website SEO⇒ What is the difference between onsite and offsite SEO?We will be answering your questions on this event, start asking now! Catch past interviews at http://ontracktips.comSubscribe to "Get on Track" on YouTube http://bit.ly/u2beWS  Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #OnTrackTips Visit our Facebook App http://jtw.bz/FBonTrackIf you like this series, please share this with 2 friendsDisclaimer: You will receive an invite if you have asked to be added to the invite circle, attended past events, if you have commented positively on past event, or if you are a member of the Christians in Business community. If you want to be removed from the invite list, please tell me. I am sorry for any inconvenienceWhat you NEED to know about SEO2013-11-11 19:00:00161 
Ronnie Bincer89,488How Google Semantic Search Changes Online BehaviorAsk Questions by playing the video you see then use the green button!Mobile Viewers YouTube Link: How Google Semantic Search Changes Online Behavior - live discussionCheck out the Live Discussion with Mr. Semantic Search himself +David Amerland, Google Authorship Expert +Mark Traphagen, Social Psychologist +martin shervington and myself pushing the Hangout Buttons ;-) Also visit the Plus Your Business Community for additional follow-up: http://goo.gl/QpLimSWe'll be using the New Scheduled HOA tool and the Questions app so feel free to watch the preview trailer video and leave some questions for us to discuss in the live show. You can also up vote the questions you like that you see others have submitted.The Event should translate to your local date/time but as a reference point the show will start live on Halloween… Thursday Oct. 31, 2013 at 1pm ET (New York) time.As a reference after the Promo video is removed, here is the YouTube link to that short 3 min. video: http://youtu.be/Ip05TjjsvRY== == ==#SemanticSearch #SocialSEO #GooglePlusTips #SemanticSEO #HOAdiscussions #TheHangoutHelperHow Google Semantic Search Changes Online Behavior2013-10-31 18:00:00213 
Google+8,198,996The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034150 
Chef Dennis Littley634,340Join me for this weeks Good Day Google+ with my very special guests -+Mark Vang (Social Media Optimization) +Stephan Hovnanian (Web Strategies) and +Susan Serra  (Kitchen Designer)As we talk about life and Google+.Bring a beverage and being your questions just don't forget to join us for this weeks edition of Good Day Google+ 1:00 pm ET (New York Time) Friday October 18thCheck your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP #gooddaygoogleplus   #gplustipsandtricks   #varietyshow  Good Day Google+2013-10-18 19:00:00104 
Michael Ehline19,041This is the big one.  Many of us have been members of this exciting invitation only, honorary society of lawyers for over a year, journeying along the semantic web. Now many of us meet for the first time, and dig deep into LSI, branding, co branding, basic quality control, and more. Discovering client solutions and creative, cutting edge semantic brand presence, running an HOA, etc. are just a few of the many benefits of COLT membership, that will be reinforced at this workshop. Google powerhouses like +Neil Ferree +Mark Traphagen +Ronnie Bincer +Eric Enge +Joshua Berg +Jason Brick +Jason Dunkle +Emery Ledger +Seth Price +William Bill Hurst +Alexander Limontes +Andre van Wyk and more, will either be attending in person, or via Google HOA.  Another exciting event sponsored by Circle of Legal Trust. "Where the Law Meets the Semantic Web" +Chase Billow +AJ Kohn +Max Minzer +Mike Blumenthal are all invited of course! :-)Circle of Legal Trust - First Annual Las Vegas Convention - Ehline + Jason Brick2013-10-13 09:00:0062 
Bradford Lowry6,467Join FitnessHOA and an amazing panel of Fitness Entrepreneurs as we  learn  how to grow our fitness authority and influence online.  Joining us as our guest professor for this Master Class is Internet Marketing & Google Plus Expert +Mark Traphagen.The topics on the board for discussion include, but are not limited too:What is Authorship and why is it important?Social Media - building my authority and influence onlineOnline Marketing - Pro TipsSearch Engine Optimization - Best PracticesContent & Engagement Our Panel: Online Marketing Experts and Fitness Entrepreneurs+Cindy Molchany - Social Media Strategist for Zephyr Adventures +Michael Harris - Creator of +40plusfitness +Neila Rey - Fitness Guru and SEO expert  (200,000+ Google Plus followers)+Anthony Hall - Marketing Solutions Expert with StrategicMarketingEDU.com +Randy Bauer - Physical Therapist and owner of Bauer Physical Therapy +Joe Napolitani - Creator of FitnessHOA and founder of Plethora LLC.+Bradford Lowry - Co-Founder of Fitness & Nutrition Community Fitness: Online Marketing Master Class featuring Mark Traphagen2013-09-14 17:00:0022 
Video In Person™ Conference97An exciting and engaging conversation on Local social and innovations that are changing the landscape.  Join us with hosts and attendees: +Larry Fournillier  +Mark Traphagen +Sarina Bland +Julia Senesac +Joshua Berg +Yifat Cohen +Chris Butler +Mandy Miller +Hermine Ngnomire and +All American Johnny's Pizza  #denverhirl  Fireside Chat - Strategic Local Social with All American Johnny’s Pizza2013-09-04 02:30:0050 
Eric Enge19,669How does Google Plus impact SEO?If you are on mobile watch via YouTube on this link: Google Plus Impact on SEO with Mark TraphagenWatch as I interview Google Plus Master +Mark Traphagen about what the impact is, and what we expect to happen in the future!Below you will see a YouTube link which is a preview of the event.  Pay attention to the whiteboard.The time of the event will show your local time, unless you are on mobile.  For clarity, the start time is 1:30 PM Eastern (Boston) time.- - - #gplusseo   #googleplusseo   #googleplus   #seo   #linkbuildingGoogle Plus Impact on SEO2013-08-29 19:30:00199 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: +Mark Traphagen +martin shervington & +Dave Williams for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air.Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and AnswersThose interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/membersI've had many requests to do a Public Q & A session regarding how to best use Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). Here is your chance to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions/concerns.Please leave your questions (make them short if possible) in the comments of this event. We'll try to get to as many as we can in our 45 min. time-frame.Feel free to invite others here to the Event...More Special Links and help info will be added after we go live... see you soon!- - - #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #GooglePlusTips   #HVCtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusHangouts   #SocialMediaMarketing   #TheHangoutHelper   #EventsTips  Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers event2013-08-21 18:00:43190 
Triangle Google+ HIRL305RSVPing yes to this event does not guarantee a spot! Please go to the Meetup Page and RSVP there. Thank you! We hope to see you on the 25th.The New Google Plus +1 & What It Means To You2013-07-25 12:00:0033 
Ben O'Hanlon4,813A G+ Hangout focussing on Social SEO. We've confirmed +Mark Traphagen, +Phil Buckley, +andreas wpv (from Dell), +Richard Stacy and +martin shervington will be there! A great opportunity to gain valuable insight into making the most out of your social networks and the communities you manage. Let us know any questions you'd like to ask in the comments below.myCMGR Worldwide Edition: The Rising Role Of Social In SEO2013-07-24 14:00:0061 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Recently Google+ Changed some things regarding a Plus One to a Post. Come watch a Live discussion with at least 3 Google+ Power users as to how this has changed things. Learn from the discussion what you may want to do differently or if nothing has changed for you.Mobile Viewers can watch via this link: To Plus 1 or Not to Plus 1... That is the Question! ...* and those wanting to try out the Questions App can visit this link or click the *"Official site link below" once it shows.I'll be joined by +Mark Traphagen & +Dustin W. Stout ... there may be more people on the Panel by the time we get going on Tuesday.There will be a LIVE Video just to the left of this text at show time. The Event time will translate to your local time (unless you are on Mobile) Start time reference is 7pm PT/10pm ET USA.There is a chance we may be using the Questions App {Beta - Field Trial} during the show, if so, we will leave a link to guide you there if you want to see it in action during the show.Plus 1's now are truly recommendations. Many of us used Plus 1's for other things like "Got it" or "I see this" - a form of acknowledgement, or other "social kindness" but with the new normal, some of this is changing.Leave your questions, concerns, etc. in the comments... we'll try to address them in the live show. Remember, shorter comments/questions (that still make sense!) have a better chance at showing up on screen.Here is a post that can help get you started on this topic if you are not sure what we are talking about: http://goo.gl/ojsMc - This one is a follow up that helps explain more of the details: http://goo.gl/nUe2i - - - #GooglePlusUpdates   #PlusOne   #GooglePlusTips   #PostingStrategy  To Plus 1 or Not to Plus 1... That is the Question!2013-07-17 04:00:0077 
Chef Dennis Littley634,340The First Annual (Virtual) G+ Bloggers Conference - Session 8Join us as +Ronnie Bincer aka The Hangout Helper  Presents G+ Hangouts and what you need to know to use them successfully2:30 PM New York Time#gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference - G+ Hangouts and What you need to know2013-07-14 20:30:00118 
Chef Dennis Littley634,340G+ Virtual Bloggers Conference- Session 6Join us as +Joshua Berg and +Mark Traphagen Present  The SMO of SEO  8:00 PM New York Time#gplusfoodbloggerscommunity   #gplusbloggersconfernce  G+ Bloggers Conference - The SMO of SEO2013-07-14 02:00:00217 
Ronnie Bincer89,488What is Semantic Search and how will it impact your life?+David Amerland will help us see the future of online activity in this rapid fire discussion regarding the future of search. Time for the live event is translated to your local time (as a reference point it starts at 2pm ET).Join us Live for the discussion... add your questions in the comments below so we can try to address them live! At show time, there will be a video to the left you can watch for the live broadcast. If you are on MOBILE click here: Semantic Search - What it means to you and Video ...Some questions we will get answers for are:► What is Semantic Search & How is it Different?► Why do you see it becoming the 'Norm'... and how long before it does?► How does "Social" Impact Search?► How Important is Google Plus in the mix of things?► How does Semantic Search work with Video & Hangouts?► What can a Business do now to get ready?► How will Individuals notice the change?And more...Leave some of your questions in the comments so we can try to address them in the discussion. Share this Event with others that you think would be interestedInvite others into the Event, if you like.- - - #SemanticSearch   #SEO   #SEOtips   #SocialMediaTips   #GooglePlusTips  #SocialSearch  Semantic Search - What it means to you!2013-07-12 20:00:0087 
Yifat Cohen69,805Join the top brains in this area - +Joshua Berg  and +Mark Traphagen as they share the the real power of Google Plus, and discuss how to - -- Optimize engagement,-- Enhance your reputation,-- Become a notable authority & Thought Leader, and-- Boost your business brand.THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE HANGOUTso bring your questions and get concrete answers from these top experts - face to face.PLUS - Get a step by step manual on how to increase your Author Rank and be found organically on Search.-----------#authorship   #authorrank   #SMO   #SEo   #optimization   #reputation   #engagement   #livehoa   #hangoutsonair  Social is the new SEO - Here's how to do it right.2013-07-11 19:00:0541 
martin shervington727,589I will be doing an interview with +Mark Traphagen this Friday to look at 'how to' set up authorship.This session will only quickly cover the 'why to' and dive into the differences between rel= author and rel=publisher, and what you need to make sure you have in place.Hope to see you then!All about the 'How to' of Google Authorship, with Mark Traphagen2013-07-05 18:00:00136 
Google Plus Week TV Show412Google Senior Vice President +Vic Gundotra will be joining me to answer your questions (and ours) in a live Google+ Hangout on Air Wednesday at noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific.  Joining us will be +Allen Firstenberg from Google Plus Week and +Nate Swanner from +Android Authority and Our Android Week.Here's last year's interview:  Google Plus Week Special with Google Senior VP Vic GundotraHere is this year's interview, with your questions: https://plus.google.com/u/0/hangouts/onair/watch?hid=AP36tYfZ5sy09OFmHtjpQtjO0M5MihMiGc3Y15Yq4aw3Gv8wgnW037-VCsxr2yEk4DfogfE&ytl=KCOLVcznEOQ&hl=enLIVE: Vic Gundotra Answers Your Questions2013-07-03 18:00:00301 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Having trouble deciding if you should use a G+ Brand Page vs. a G+ Personal Profile? Then come watch and interact with this live HOA discussion to see what may work best for you.Feel free to click the play arrow if you see it to watch the recorded show. Mobile viewers here is the YouTube link for you to use: Google Plus Page or Profile - which should I use?I'll be chatting with +Mark Traphagen  a highly skilled user of Google Plus in both realms: Pages and Profiles. I've also done a thing or two to help people and businesses decide what will work best for them, so it should be a great discussion as we talk about the pros and cons of each online identity option we have here on Google Plus.As mentioned in the live show, here is a link Mark has provided to help you Verify your Brand  Page: Here's a link to my instructions on how to get your Google+ Brand Page verified with Google: http://www.virante.org/blog/2012/09/07/google-plus-verified-pages-of-what-benefit-is-the-verification/There will be discussions of rel=Author and rel=Publisher for those that want it, and more clarity as to what Pages can do that Profiles can not and vice versa.Feel free to leave your questions in the comments here and invite others to come as well. To help prep those more interested in the technical details on that SEO rel = stuff, check out this post by Mark to get you started: http://www.virante.org/blog/2013/06/14/relauthor-or-relpublisher-which-should-i-use/- - - #GooglePlusTips   #PostingStrategy   #GooglePlusSEO   #SEO   #Pages   #BrandPages   #OnlineMarketing   #Authorship   #Branding  Google+ Page or Profile... Which Should I Use?2013-06-28 01:00:00112 
Bradford Lowry6,467Bridging the Gap Between You and the People Who Need YouEARLY BIRD REGISTRATION - http://goo.gl/nHZO3   (FREE PARKING)- Seminar:  Free Google resources such as Google+ and You Tube/ Case Studies from Healthcare Professionals/ Effective Online Marketing. - Networking Lunch - Free copy of Google+ for Business Guide , Ebook by Mark Traphagen - DRS Health product samples- Coupon - FREE 1-hour online marketing consultation with Mark Traphagen of ViranteGuest Speakers Include: +Elizabeth Hawkins  – Google, Google Plus Marketing. Lifestyle, Health & Wellness Community Platform +Bradford Lowry  – DRS Health, Inc., Vice President of Marketing +Marc Stevens  MD, FACS, FICS - American Board & Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons, AMA Advisory Task Force, DRS Health Chairman.+Isaac Porter, MD MD - American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, AMA, and NC Medical Society.+Mark Traphagen  – Virante, Director of Digital Outreach. 50,000+ followers on Google+, co-author with Neal Schaffer (Forbes Top 35 Social Media Influencer) of Maximize Your Social (Fall 2013)What You'll Learn:Discover How to Get Found by Those Who Need Your Products and ServicesRealize the Unknown Powers of Google PlusMaximize Your Message with Google and Google PlusEngage Your Patient Base with Google ToolsHear Powerful Case Studies using Google Plus & YouTubeLearn to Build Authority with Google PlusUnderstand the Power of Your Online ContentEARLY BIRD REGISTRATION - BEFORE JUNE 21 ONLY $20REGISTER HERE - http://goo.gl/nHZO3The Future of Healthcare Marketing2013-06-27 09:00:0019 
Breast Cancer Answers671,427This Friday, Dr. Harness will be sitting down with Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society, Dr. Otis Brawley. They'll be discussing breast cancer prevention and screening, BRCA testing and disparities in breast cancer treatment.To submit a question visit: http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/askWe believe that educating as many people as possible can save lives. To get the latest in breast cancer awareness, circle us at https://plus.google.com/113258379539644876834/Breast Cancer Answers Bi-Weekly Hangout2013-06-21 20:00:0023 
Dustin W. Stout43,988Part of an ongoing dustn.tv interview series I'm sitting down with +Jesse Wojdylo to talk about his journey in #SocialMedia  and his advice for those aspiring to become digital rock stars!Interview: Jesse Wojdylo2013-06-08 17:00:006 
Todd Hartley11,261Join Mark Traphagen & Todd Hartley to learn how to leverage content marketing to generate business through Google Search.  http://youtu.be/3vJLYm-l9r0How to Use Content Marketing To Generate Business Through Google Search2013-05-03 01:00:0031 
martin shervington727,589In this interview I plan to ask every question I can think of to understand the relationship between Google+ and Google Search results.I will start with the most basic ones and then get into the nitty gritty.Joshua and I have already spent some time chatting and we know you will be in for a treat, no matter what your level of understanding.See you then.Background:Joshua know his stuff when it comes to this area.Here are just a few articles he wrote (you'll find them in search)Ⅰ.Is G+ PageRank behind suspicions of AuthorRank? Ⅱ.How PageRank in G+ is Earned. Link Myths Busted! Ⅲ.Why PageRank in G+ Matters To You & Connections Ⅳ.PR in G+ - PageRank is Still Guts of Google Search Ⅴ.PageRank, Link Juice & SEO for G+ Communities. Ⅵ.Balance Returns to PageRank. Avoid The Dark SideHow does our activity on Google+ potentially influence our search engine results? An interview with Joshua Berg2013-04-20 13:00:0042 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Watch the 8th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community (GPC) Public with "Permission to Enter" focusSpecial Guest: +Chef Dennis Littley - owner/moderator of a Large & Active Public Permission Only GPC for Food Bloggers on Google Plus. Listen and watch as Chef Dennis, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the latest developments for GPC and what happens when you have a "Permission Only" Public Community.Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!What is the strategy you may want to use when creating a GPC? What are the pros and cons of an "invite only" or "Permission" based GPC?The video up top is the Live recording of Episode 8*Scroll Down for more info...The next episode is scheduled for the same time on May 1, 2013... watch the stream for info... Managing LARGE GPC on Google Plus.Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here...To get ready, you can watch part 1 here:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadwatch Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 Months2013-04-03 21:00:3073 
Collectors Hangout578,751This episode we have a +Joshua Hanlon who is the host and page manager of +Beyond the Brick and will be talking about LEGOs and collecting LEGOs. Joshua is going to be sharing some of his prize sets, his own builds, and we'll also be talking about the history of LEGO. As always come and bring whatever collectibles you have to show and/or that you are selling. We look forward to seeing what you have to share!If you are one of the following, +Collectors Hangout is for you!- A collector- A seller of collectibles and antiques- A picker- An artisan or creator of collectible items- An appraiser of collectibles or antiquesCome share with us your collections and why you collect what you do. Come tell us what you as a seller of collectibles or antiques have to offer this week. Come show us your latest creations that are for sale. Our show is here to serve you!+Collectors Hangout is a weekly (every Tuesday 8pm-9pm EST / 5pm-6pm PST) Hangout On Air (HOA) show that brings together collectors, sellers, artisans, and appraisers. Our aim is to help collectors find pieces to add to their collection, help sellers to connect to a larger audience of potential buyers, and help all to have a better appreciation for collections of all kinds by guest hosting appraisers and artisans on a regular basis.- The HOA video will be added above when the show goes live. You can watch it later or join our live discussion here in the Event. Please add your comments and we'll try to address them live on air.- To showcase items you'd like to sell or to let our network of collectors and sellers know what you are looking to buy, circle +Collectors Hangout so we can send you an invite!Also follow us on twitter.com/collectorsHOA#CHOA21LEGOS, with Beyond the Brick | Collectors Hangout - Episode: 212013-04-03 02:00:0026 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Google Plus profiles, pages and communities all have PageRank! What's that mean to you and why you should care are the main topics for discussion here. Authorship, PageRank, Algorithms; all SEO stuff you should know more about.Join +Mark Traphagen +Joshua Berg & +Ronnie Bincer as they break this stuff down into manageable concepts and tactics.This HOA Discussion will attempt to de-mystify some of this if you are new to it, and help you know the facts if you are familiar with these terms. More and more attention should be given to what happens with our activity on Google Plus and this HOA will help you know where to focus your attention if Google Search Results mean anything to you and your work on Google Plus.Some points to ponder are:1. PageRank is actually about quality, not quantity.2. Why engaging with your own experts is better than many others.3. For Numbers, look at followers, But for results, look at PageRank.4. Why Google's updates are trying to perfect PR, not replace it.5. Why PR in verified profiles is Google's purest authorship ranking system to date.Much of this discussion has come about from +Joshua Berg's interesting mini-series on Google Plus PageRank here are some links if you have not read them:Pt 1: Is Google+ Page Rank the culprit behind the current... http://goo.gl/R4TZMPt 2: How PageRank in Google+ is Earned. G+ Link Myths... http://goo.gl/0YcDpPt 3: Why PR in G+ Matters To You & Your Connections... http://goo.gl/zHKhxPt 4: PR in G+. PageRank is Still The Guts of Google Search http://goo.gl/uMcuoPt 5: PageRank, Link Juice & SEO for G+ Communities  http://goo.gl/ViTocAlso read up on Mark's recent post on Google+ SEO: http://goo.gl/41CNnFor those wanting to check your "Toolbar" PageRank via an online tool, this is the one we have seen show PR for most items inside Google Plus: http://www.prchecker.net/ Copy the URL to your ProfilGoogle Plus PageRank - HOA discussion: What's it mean?2013-04-03 00:00:00107 
martin shervington727,589In this interview with the brightest chap on the subject, I ad going to be asking every question I've wanted to ask Mark for months!We should all get the most understanding on this whole subject area in a rapid fire, energetic and dense 30-40 minute session.Content will include...What is ‘authorship’?How do you set authorship up? (G+ account, website, publishers)What is the benefit of setting it up?Can a business Page have authorship?What is ‘rel publisher’ all about?What is PageRank? (simple version!)Is this all about ‘relevance’?How do the people you to whom you are connected matter now?What advice would you give to:a) an individual, and b) a business to get it all set up!See you all there :DJust about everything you need to know about 'authorship', 'author rank' and 'social SEO', with Mark Traphagen2013-03-30 18:00:0094 
Virtual Star Party11,067We're taking the Virtual Star Party on the road to SXSW in Austin. Join +Fraser Cain and +Scott Lewis, members of the regular Virtual Star Party team as well as local Austin astronomers who will be sharing their telescopes. If the weather cooperates, we'll be sampling lots of different telescopes and sharing our view of the night sky.If you want to join us in person, we're going to be located at the giant life-sized model of the James Webb Space Telescope, so come by and say hi if you're in the area.Virtual Star Party - SXSW Edition2013-03-10 20:30:00405 
Helpdesk Hangouts854We will talk about Webmaster, SEO/SEM, & Search issues. If you have a site you want us to look over please post your issue in the moderator area.Register your questions ahead of time here: http://goo.gl/rNwMxFor World Times: http://goo.gl/qsL09(Note that you will have to be a follower of the Helpdesk Hangout Page in order to get an invite, since G+ Brand Pages/Hangouts on Air are treated differently from ordinary accounts.)Webmaster/Search Helpdesk Hangout #402013-03-08 20:00:0024 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Watch the 7th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community (GPC) SEO & "Flavor" focusSpecial Guest: +Mark Traphagen - owner/moderator of many GPC on Google Plus. Listen and watch as Mark, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer  discuss the SEO Tips and things we've seen re. different "Flavors" of GPC re. this 3 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus.The Date / Time should be displayed in your local timezone above.Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!Are you getting the most Search Engine juice from your GPC activity? Do you even want any Search Engine attention to your GPC?Scroll Down for more info...What have you noticed are some of the difference between the various GPC you are part of (different 'Flavors')? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan.Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.The video up top now is the Live (or recorded) HOA Video (part 7). When it comes to show time, the Existing video will be Replaced with the Live HOA feed.Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here...To get ready, you can watch part 1 here:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAGoogle+ Communities - What we know after 3 Months2013-03-05 21:00:4383 
The White House2,500,111First Lady Michelle Obama is kicking off a nation-wide tour to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move! and you’re invited!On March 4th, the First Lady will join her first-ever +Google+ Hangout to discuss Let's Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Mrs. Obama will join families from around the country in a virtual conversation moderated by Kelly Ripa, co-­host of +LIVE with Kelly and Michael.Tune in to the First Lady’s Hangout live on the White House Google+ Page or Let's Move YouTube channel at 11:10 a.m. ET on March 4th.#firesidehangout   #LetsMoveTour   #letsmovehangout  First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Hangout2013-03-04 17:10:0012686 
Ronnie Bincer89,488I rarely use this "On Air" option for events... I'm trying to see if people I invite can be added to the guest list, and say Yes, No, Maybe, etc. to this invitation. I thought they could but a fellow G+er thinks that maybe they can't, so here we go!Can you help out by asking fellow testers (via the Invite more people button) to join in for a bit and get added to the guest list? You can say "yes" or "no" or "maybe" yourself too!Thanks for helping... it may help me with one more issue re. the Events tool as I continue my research on how all its bits and pieces function as I prep my eBook on this topic.This is a TEST of the 'On Air Event' functions, it is only a test ;-)2013-03-02 07:00:0061 
Bradford Lowry6,467Join us for our first in a series of Healthcare HOA's where your healthcare questions will be answered by leading healthcare professionals.  This event features award winning Orthopaedic Surgeon, Marc S. Stevens, MD, FACS, FICS.  Dr. Stevens will be answering the following questions: 1. What are the different athletic injuries you have seen over your career as an Orthopaedic Surgeon?2. Are there things that I can do to avoid having surgery after an injury?3. How do I lower the risk of getting an infection?4. If surgery cannot be avoided, what do I need to know before I'm admitted into the hospital?We also invite you to join the NEW Healthcare Q&A Community, where you can post healthcare related questions for our medical team and view the categories for each of the Healthcare HOA Events! We look forward to this launch of a great series for the Health & Wellness platform here on Google Plus! #hangoutsonair   #drshealth  *How to Quickly Recover From an Athletic Injury*2013-02-26 02:00:0020 
Helpdesk Hangouts854We will talk about Webmaster, SEO/SEM, & Search Issue. If you have a site you want us to look over please post your issue in the moderator area.Register your questions ahead of time here: http://goo.gl/CVtoqFor World Times: http://goo.gl/uYq0c(Note that you will have to be a follower of the Helpdesk Hangout Page in order to get an invite, since G+ Brand Pages/Hangouts on Air are treated differently from ordinary accounts.)Webmaster, SEO/SEM, & Search Issue Hangout2013-02-22 20:00:0032 
Virtual Star Party11,067It's time again for another Virtual Star Party, where we connect up telescopes into a live Google+ Hangout. If the weather behaves, we should be able to see the Moon, Jupiter and plenty of deep sky objects, including galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. We'll talk about what we're seeing with astronomers, discuss gear and technique - we'll even take requests.If you want a reminder for the star party, make sure you click "Yes", and that'll put a notification into your calendar. Then come back to his event page at the starting time and you'll be able to watch the show here.#vsp02172013Virtual Star Party - Feb. 17th, 20132013-02-18 04:00:00366 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Watch the 6th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)Google Plus Community Check-upSpecial Guest: +Fraser Cain - author of the GPC 30-day challenge. Listen and watch as Fraser, +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 2 month-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus.Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!Do you primarily post inside your GPC now? How do you like the interaction in your GPC? Do you have suggestions for changes? These and other topics will be quickly discussed... 30 min. show is the plan.Scroll Down for more info...Leave Questions to Cover in the comments.The video up top is the recording of the Live HOA Video.Fraser's 30-day Challenge: http://goo.gl/rDWHd & the 30-day wrap-up post: http://goo.gl/jKMDbFind all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here...To get ready, you can watch part 1 here:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadwatch part 6 via this link here (this one):Google Plus Communities - What we know after 2 Months (pt. 6)Tell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show.Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!- - - #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 Months2013-02-06 21:00:25150 
Virtual Star Party11,067It's time for another Virtual Star Party. Join +Scott Lewis +Thad Szabo and a team of astronomers from across the globe as they explore the night sky with telescopes streaming into a live Google+ Hangout. We should be able to see Jupiter, maybe the Moon, and a whole range of wonderful deep sky objects.We'll even take requests. :-)Here's a link to last week's star party if you're wondering what it's all about.http://youtu.be/ZsqKkSq7vnEThis explainer video will be replaced with the live video when we're about to start. Also, remember that the start time can be a little rough, it's tough to get everything lined up perfectly to start at 7:00 PM PST sharp.#VSP03022013   #StarParty  Virtual Star Party -- 3 February, 20132013-02-04 04:00:00350 
Virtual Star Party11,067It's time for another Virtual Star Party. Join +Fraser Cain, +Pamela Gay, +Scott Lewis, +Thad Szabo and a team of astronomers from across the globe as they explore the night sky with telescopes streaming into a live Google+ Hangout. We should be able to see Jupiter, maybe the Moon, and a whole range of wonderful deep sky objects.We'll even take requests. :-)Here's a link to last week's star party if you're wondering what it's all about.Virtual Star Party - Jan. 13, 2013This explainer video will be replaced with the live video when we're about to start. Also, remember that the start time can be a little rough, it's tough to get everything lined up perfectly to start at 6:00 PM PST sharp.#StarParty   #VSP  Virtual Star Party -- 20 January, 20132013-01-21 03:00:00470 
PGA TOUR3,884,685We'll be chatting with a handful of PGA TOUR rookies live from the Sony Open. Tune in and leave your questions below!Google+ Hangout: Meet the PGA TOUR Rookies2013-01-10 01:00:0047 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Join us for the 5th in the series about Google Plus Communities (GPC)2013 Google Plus Community Focus...What do you/we see ahead for Communities and 2013? Catch up on the series by clicking the links below.The video up top has the Live HOA Video ... since the Live event has ended, you can watch it here or on YouTube. Click to Watch.Here is the YouTube link for today's show in case you can't see it just above here: Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadScroll Down for more info...What has your own GPC experience been like? Have you continued with GPC you joined? How many have you left? Do you have any plans to join or create any New ones for 2013Listen and watch as +Jesse Wojdylo +Nikol Murphy +Ronnie Bincer discuss the ups and downs of this 4 week-old Topic Based Community tool for Google Plus.Feel Free to Share this Event with others to help them get up to speed!Find all the previous discussions in this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLh2TCfgo3UtvWhn9rV0qox1Vj2KHykLl1 or if you prefer check them out here...To get ready, you can watch part 1 here:Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)watch part 2 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2) watch part 3 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)watch part 4 via this link here:Google+ Communities - What we know after 2 weeks (part 4) HOAwatch part 5 via this link here (this one):Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks (pt. 5) 2013 a look aheadTell your friends, come join in the discussion as we will try to bring in some of the comments from the stream into the live show.Feel free to share this event and invite others to join in!- - - #communitytips   #googlepluscommunities   #communities   Google+ Communities - What we know after 4 weeks2013-01-02 21:00:1796 
Jens “Google Plus Yoda” Graikowski579,019is the world going to end on the 21st of december? ...according to the mesoamerican long count calendar which the mayans used, the 21st of december is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle ... the end of the world as we know it ...who cares? ... let's have a party! ...i invite you all to a pre-end of the world hangout party ... if the world ends we might as well go down in style ... live music, drinks, fun and good company ... what better way to spend the last hours and minutes ... and if the world doesn't end, we can go straight over into the after-end of the world hangout party with even more music, drinks, fun and the same good company ...and don't you guys forget to state if you are going or not by clicking on the going button on the top right! ...and of course invite your mates too (you can simply share the event publicly via the share button on the top) ... it's going to be a 24 hrs event and will be on-air ... the more the merrier ... ;-) ...so, what's planned? ...i want this event to be spectacular ... to achieve this we'll need some help from you guys ... it is supposed to be a 24 hrs event (since we want to be sure we won't miss the end of the world) and we need to fill it with some action ... i was thinking about live music, among other things ... when i discussed this party with +Ryan Van Sickle quite some time ago (no, this idea is not new) he generously offered to play for us ... he can't play 24 hrs though ... only +Daria Musk can do that ... ;-) ... we therefore need musicians all over the world, who will play for us in their timezone ... i would also like other stuff, so if there are artists out there who'd like to contribute, you are more than welcome ... magicians? ... dancers? ... cultural stuff? ... if you have what it takes and would like to participate, please let me know in a comment! ... also if you have any ideas on how to make this event a day to remember (wait! ... who's going to remember it after the end of the world?), please let us know! ...i will regularly update this event, to let you guys know how the whole thing is progressing ... stay tuned to this frequency! ...greez,+Jens Graikowski ...***************************************************#endoftheworldhangoutparty  Pre-End of the World Hangout Party2012-12-21 01:00:0025 
Blythe Metz289,197This is a Hangout On Air, 4pm PST or 7pm EST, with +Marc Stevens and +Bradford Lowry . Dr. Marc Stevens will be discussing  ways to stay healthy this holiday.Please feel free to post your questions on this events page, We will be answering those questions during the HOA (hangout On Air). Staying Healthy This Holiday with Nutrition2012-12-18 01:00:0066 
Dan Petrovic18,087In this hangout we'll be focusing on a single website and throw all our technical and creative power at it. This hangout will be broadcast live to everyone but only members of the The Hangout Panel can participate in the live session. For more info about membership and the community rules please visit: http://goo.gl/kxtxPHangout Panel:+David Amerland +Lyndon NA +Karol Dziedzic +Tomasz Stopka +Toni Anicic +Jey Pandian+Wissam Dandan +Rob Maas +Jim Munro +Tim Capper +Matt HolmesHost & Moderator:+Dan Petrovic Creative Link Building Hangout2012-12-13 21:00:0050 
Virtual Star Party11,067Join +Fraser Cain  +Scott Lewis  +Pamela Gay  and our team of astronomers from across the globe as we visit the furthest reaches of the Universe. Our fantastic team of hardy and dedicated astronomers will set up their scopes and journey from object to object. We might get a waxing gibbous Moon, a rising Jupiter and even some deep sky objects.We'll even take requests.Because evening arrives earlier, we're able to start earlier, so make sure you double-check the start time.If you want to be notified each week about our star parties, make sure you circle +Virtual Star Party on Google+#vsp-nov25#starparty  Virtual Star Party -- 25 November, 20122012-11-26 03:00:00364 
The Planetary Society3,199,647Join +Emily Lakdawalla and +Fraser Cain for an update on what Curiosity's up to, now that the rover has finally started driving again!Cosmoquest science hangout: Curiosity update2012-11-22 01:00:00192 
Mark Traphagen104,351Sponsored by Social Media Marketing Raleigh MeetupsPresenter: +Mark Traphagen  Host: +Lawrence Harte  Discover how you can use Google+ right now to multiply your social media effectiveness. Google+ is different than Facebook and there are key reasons why the worlds largest search engine considers it important. Learn about important Google+ options such as authorship verification that lets Google know what you created and your areas of expertise.The event will be held at the QIC Learning Cary Location: 1500 Piney Plains Road, Suite 200, Cary, NC 28518 - phone 1-919-521-8093Note: This is a Raleigh NC area local "in real life" event, but we may try to broadcast it as an HOA.Covered in this session:- What Google is really up to with Google+- Google+ and Google Authorship: SEO Power Combo- How Google+ can accelerate the reach of your content marketing- Best practices to setup and build your Google+ business- Google+ Local for local businessesPLEASE RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Social-Media-Marketing-Raleigh/events/82615932/ --- and feel free to invite anyone you know in the Triangle Area of NC! Phone number for QIC Learning Center Cary is  - phone 1-919-521-8093How Social Media Marketers Have an Advantage with Google+ Now2012-10-29 22:30:0030 
Triangle Google+ HIRL305We are going to try for something a little bit different this time as the HIRL will be a lunch hangout.  I realize many of you have evening plans but maybe you can get away for 30 minutes to an hour for lunch.  The event will start at 11:30 am and it will last until, at least 1:30 or 2 depending on who shows up later.  If you can only do a later lunch let me know and I will stay to chat with you guys and gals.  I hope to see you at the Ale House in Brier Creek.Triangle Google+ HIRL Lunch2012-10-03 11:30:0022 
Fraser Cain909,507If you want to get a reminder of the Virtual Star Party, you need to confirm that you're going.Are you going? Click "Yes"Every week we connect up multiple telescopes into a +Virtual Star Party, and showcase the night sky, right here on Google+. We'll point our telescopes at any planets, Moons or deep sky objects up at the time - even the Sun!We'll also have Ph.D. astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what we're looking at.We'll even take requests.I'm attaching last week's episode so you can get a sense of what this is all aboutIf you want to be notified about future broadcasts, make sure you add the +Virtual Star Party to your circles.#virtualstarparty-sep23Virtual Star Party - Sept. 23, 20122012-09-24 04:30:00426 
Mike Searle42,469I would like to personally invite you to the very first Kansas City HIRL from the +Google Fiber Space. We'll be joined in person by +Sarah Hill, and possibly by some of the creators of +Google+ for a tour of the Fiber Space, as well as doing what may be the very first Hangout on Air from the Fiber Space. We also hope to have some fun swag to give away!Following the event, we'll have a meal at +Anna's Oven, which is within walking distance of the Fiber Space. Anna's Oven is the only restaurant I've ever heard of that donates 50% (!) of their profits to charity. While there we hope to join Sarah and her KOMU team via hangout as they attend the Emmy's for their team's nomination!Date: September 22, 2012Time: TBD (shortly following the conclusion of the tour)Place: Anna's Oven, 1809 West 39th Street Kansas City, MO 64111‎Cost: As much or as little as you want to spendJust what is a "HIRL"? HIRL is an acronym for when Google Plus users decide to meet in person. A "Hangout In Real Life". Here's a link for more info: https://plus.google.com/116758906530929229377/aboutThe event is FREE, and I hope to see you all there, but even if you can't make it I hope you'll share this post with anyone you know who is in the area and/or you think would be interested in attending.Lastly, be sure to thank +John Maguire and +Meghan Saint for their huge help in making this happen!Kansas City - Google Fiber HIRL2012-09-22 12:00:00105 
Devin Buell2,385Google & Local-Ventures are pleased to invite you to a presentation by Google representative Devin Buell on how your business can harness the social power of Google+. It's free and open to all businesses -- until we fill up! You must register to attend at www.googletriangle.eventbrite.com. Hashtag: #GoogleTriangle  Devin will introduce you to Google+ and showoff some of the features. Then he will turn the floor over to local "power users" will also share how they've used Google+ advance their interests. New and experienced G+ users welcome!The presentation will be followed by a reception in Marbles amazing Curiosity Hall with hors d'oeuvres, drinks from local brewer Lonerider, mingling and maybe even some giveaways from Google.Since space is limited we will also be broadcasting via Hangouts on Air so if you can't get ticket, check back next Thursday for the link the HOA. We hope to see you there!Google+ for the Triangle2012-09-20 18:00:0079 
Yifat Cohen69,805How Do You Rise To The Top?In 2008, at the age of 24, +David Garland took all of the Bar Mitzvah money he'd saved up and started a television show in St. Louis, Missouri on ABC with literally zero experience writing, producing or hosting a television show. The Rise To The Top TV show focused on entrepreneurship and aired for 36 episodes.HOW DID HE DO IT, AND HOW CAN YOU DO IT TOO?How did a kid with no experience managed to interview The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, Two-time New York Times Best Selling Author +Tim Ferriss and creator of Wine Library TV +Gary Vaynerchuk, among others?YOUR 30 MIN. WITH DAVIDIn the tradition of my What's Your Story? Entrepreneurial Interviews, you get the last 30 minutes to engage in conversation with David and fill in your own gaps so that you get the answers you need to reach the same level of success.RSVP FOR EARLY INVITATIONSAnd to make sure I get your questions answered - start typing them here.FUN FACTS ABOUT DAVIDDavid is the Creator/Host of The Rise To The Top: The #1 Badass Show, Resource & Community For Mediapreneurs.Author of Smarter, Faster, Cheaper and super passionate about helping mediaprenuers (entrepreneurs who create media) grow their biz like a weed and dominate online. (Grab it here: http://amzn.to/P5g11D)David's interviews have been viewed over 6,000,000 times in over 100 countries.Creator of Create Awesome Interviews the #1 program to help folks create their own interview-based web show with hundreds of graduates creating shows on everything from NASCAR to healthy living.How to create and profit from your own interview-based web show?2012-09-13 18:00:00106 
Dejan SEO16,406Your host, Martin Reed will guide you through authorship markup and rich snippets. We'll be discussing impact on CTR in search results, implementation statistics and the issue of rich snippet and review spam. We'll use real data samples in our demonstration. The second part of the hangout will be dedicated to discussion about authorship as a search engine quality signal and the much debated concept of "AuthorRank".Feel free to invite guests to this hangout.Authorship & Rich Snippets in Search2012-09-13 01:00:0034 
Freezerburns466http://www.foodbankcenc.org/telethon24 Hour Telethon for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina2012-09-08 00:00:0018 
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors161,196On the next Books & Beer Hangout, @109952403888787261893 and @114714204358609742953  Nathan Lowell and Debora Geary defend their love of unconventional novel creation. Both have received criticism for writing books “where nothing happens”. That’s a rather unfair characterization, but you need to hear what they have to say on the topic.Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive Books & Beer Hangover at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions.The Books & Beer Hangout is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Rules for Writers, and When You Can Break Them2012-08-31 03:00:0063 
Dejan SEO16,406This hangout is all about challenging our skills and knowledge in SEO. Watch the recorded event here: http://goo.gl/qHuc8  and vote for your favourites.SEO Challenge Hangout2012-08-30 11:00:0031 
Triangle Google+ HIRL305The event will start at 6:30 pm and will last as long as people want to "hang out."  Tomato Jakes is located beside the Target in Southpoint.  It is actually on the backside of the mall off exit 274 if you don't want to find Southpoint Mall traffic.  Feel free to bring friends, family or whomever!First Triangle Google+ Hangout in Real Life (HIRL)2012-08-28 18:30:0011 
Ronnie Bincer89,488Google Plus is a Brave New World Now... Certain Tools (i.e. Circle Level Notifications) have been removed from our toolbox. We had a lively discussion on what and how to post now that things have changed.And don't be fooled, they have changed...Watch part 1 above and watch part 2 here: http://goo.gl/N07RN ..+Mark Traphagen & +Ronnie Bincer host the discussion... Join in via comments or make a request here in the Event (and say you are "Going") to get a possible Invite to join in the HOA Filmstrip discussion.The HOA video will be streamed live right here when we start - and after the show for your viewing pleasure.Google Plus New Posting Strategy Discussion - HOA2012-08-24 20:00:0072 
Yifat Cohen69,805How did +Mark Traphagen managed to Outranked +Mari Smith for Her Own Post?If you know Mari, you know this is no easy thing to do. And if you know Mari, you know this means that Mark really knows his stuff.HAND HOLDING, STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONSMark described the process in this post: https://plus.google.com/109417353800451599337/posts/YfmnwpKiSeaJoin us this Thur. as Mark will walk us through all the steps you need to take in order to rank high in Search.WE'LL DISCUSS:The Relationship of Google+ to SEOAuthorship: Myths, facts and misconceptions (is the badge enough?)+1, shares, comments - which one affect ranking the most?The growing benefits of being social, link building - which ones Google likessocial signals.And if we have time....Google+ local and SEO - The importance of creating a local google page, and how to do that.How to verify the local page and why should you.TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS HANGOUTRead Mark's post, prepare your questions and come ready to learn how to get your post rank higher in Google Search. #search   #googleranking   #authorship   #googleplustips   #seo   #googlelocal   #googlepages   #contentmarketing   #content   #marismith   #gplusgotogal   #blogging   #comments  Which of Google+ features matter in Search Ranking?2012-08-21 18:00:0073 
Fraser Cain909,507Come join our weekly Virtual Star Party, held right here on Google+ as soon as it gets dark Sunday night on the West Coast of North America. We'll stream multiple telescopes into a Google+ Hangout, and show you the night sky. Learn about telescopes and astrophotography from the people actually doing it. We'll also have research astronomers on hand to explain the science behind what you're seeing.Is there a specific object you'd like to see? We'll even take requests. Virtual Star Party - July 1st, 20122012-07-02 06:00:00219 

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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
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
Masternet Practitioners Lounge0Fabulous Friends 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.2014-10-15 17:24:08423000
Becky Collins17,572Social Media Solutions & Platforms Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-14 09:14:42500000
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
Rosie Taylor10,162#6 GOOGLE FRIENDS! -  RESHARE if you want to be included *'"*:•:••:*:•-:¦:*  *SHARE AND BE  SHARED*  *:¦:-•:*:••-:•:''''*  This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top   Google + users that share unique and original contents.Follow   this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:boost   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! :)I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-10-12 04:05:30436000
Richard Paulik12,327Newly Revised Circle! Inactive and fake profiles removed!Dragon's Eye Circle Share Volume 12!Updated 8/7/14  Welcome all new members!!I have assembled a notable group of involved members that I have personally handpicked myself. I call this elite circle share the Dragon's Eye Circle. These top influencers are some of the most interesting and engaging associates that I have encountered here on Google Plus. These people are extremely active and will help you to build a large following that will help you share your posts, content, and material. If you are interested in becoming a part of this esteemed circle please follow the guidelines below.#1. Add me and share the Dragon's Eye Circle with your friends and communities.#2. +1 this post.#3. Leave a comment saying that you would like to be included.#4. Join the Dragon's Eye Circle sharing community right here on google plus. (See link below)https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/108895721684215302696I will be checking the post activity daily to make sure that all new circle members have completed the above steps and I will be using my circloscope application to remove any duplicate or fake profiles. Members that have been inactive for more than 14 days will also be excluded from the circle. The Dragon's Eye Circle will be filling up fast so try to get in as soon as possible!Thank you everyone for your support!Richard Paulik#petermarbaise #tuxoche #happysharing #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople2014-10-03 18:48:16488010
John Wood15,305I also include some of those who include me in their own shared circles.If I forgot to include some of you please tell me.Active 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 post#petermarbaise #tuxoche #happysharing #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles 2014-10-03 07:20:36498224
Gamer0Here'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 #sharingcircles2014-10-01 01:08:29331000
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
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 15:34:09422158
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
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:530292437
John Wood14,677This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-09-25 08:04:124928277117
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 17:19:44420458
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 23:27:42407228
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
Sara Adam8,975Google Friends! You're in this Circle           Simple Share and be shared                               No RulesAdd People, Share and be included in the next share!2014-09-22 12:59:18466679
Rok Šimec21,835Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post*More you share more you get!                  2014-09-18 20:04:37500261938
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
Phil Aston9,318Google Plus Fab 50+ Circle V2You could look at this as a Google Plus Circle starter kit, but it is in essence to me a snapshot of all that is good about being on this platform.In this finely curated circle you will find people who inspire, engage, teach, inform and support.  All of the people included have personally helped me on my Google Plus journey.  Thank you, Phil #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles  2014-09-16 14:50:5659207
Thomas Kohler5,519Increase your following with PowerCircleTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers2014-09-15 21:18:07493311929
Brian Mcquillan6,433Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesTo be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback2014-09-13 07:12:31493484365
Becky Collins16,214Car Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-09 09:07:27447117
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
Dr. John Cassone12,100Dr. John's Selectgood content and engagementThese are people I follow, engage with, and suggest for my new followers who want quality people in their stream. This circle changes each time I share it based on how people are engaging and sharing content.This is not a megacircle.People are only added based on good content or my experience engaging with them.Best way to sort and manage your stream:1. add new circle2. follow it in your stream separately 3. engage with those that interest you (good content/interaction)4. cherry pick those you like and make your own circles5. let go of the rest (or put them in a circle that's dialed down on your stream)If you add too many people too often then you will not build meaningful connections which is the point here.Circle Management Basics:1. Circles control who you follow:►   I might feel like reading the news so I have a news channel circle. I don't build relationships with these pages but follow them and share content when interesting. This way I can completely control my stream based on my mood.2. Circles control who your share to: ►   Share to your interests: I like martial arts but most of my followers do not. By collecting a circle of others that like martial arts I can share specifically to those interested in this topic and not bore anyone.►  I have also collected an "inner circle" of g-peeps that I have gotten to know and share more person pics and info with.3. Control your stream flow:►   When you click on a specific circle in your stream you can adjust how much the posts from that circle appear in your "everything" stream. ►   Organize people based on flow: I have three main circles called 1, 2, and 3. I have the amount of flow dialed in priority (circle 1 is high, 2 is medium, and 3 is low). I move people between circles based on the progression of our relationship. ►   Notify circle: I have another circle with people that I don't want to miss a single post from. This circle is set to notify me whenever someone from it posts. This is a great way to focus on building a relationship with specific people.Happy Plussing :)2014-09-07 19:22:331921015
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

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2014-10-18 22:12:36 (62 comments, 18 reshares, 103 +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 »

Most reshares: 30

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2014-10-19 23:30:01 (5 comments, 30 reshares, 60 +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

Most plusones: 103

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2014-10-18 22:12:36 (62 comments, 18 reshares, 103 +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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2014-10-21 19:59:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Google Adds a New Level of Account Security

According to +Matt Cutts this goes beyond two-step verification (which I already use) and could be used to verify logins to other sites as well.

A new security key protects your accounts from hijacking

Lots of people protect their Google accounts with two-factor authentication. If you use two-factor authentication, you might be interested in a new security key that works with Google. It makes it harder for bad guys to phish your account.

In addition, the security key uses an open protocol, so it can authenticate your logins for other websites too. Note that other websites need to add support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol by the Fido Alliance: https://fidoalliance.org/ .

If you don't use two-factor authentication yet, this isn't as good a match for you, although there are many reasons to consider enabling two-factor authentication. Read more about that here: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-two-step-authentication/ .

If you're a high-profile individual, or someone whose account has been hacked before, or someone at high risk of being hacked (like a journalist or a dissident), consider getting one of these security keys. Personally, I'd recommend this for anyone tech-savvy or security-conscious enough that they already use two-factor authentication.___Google Adds a New Level of Account Security

According to +Matt Cutts this goes beyond two-step verification (which I already use) and could be used to verify logins to other sites as well.

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2014-10-21 19:14:00 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Google's Knowledge Graph Evolves Right Before Our Eyes

+Eric Enge has just published an article showing three examples of how Google's Knowledge Graph is getting craftier (and more useful) at answering our questions.

He shows:

1. How Google shows additional information in a carousel, but only after the reader shows interest by clicking a secondary result in a Knowledge Box.

2. How Google now shows tabbed results for things like movie times at a local theater or the categories of food on the menu of a local restaurant.

3. How Google sometimes understands that a sequence of questions are still about the first thing asked about, even if that thing isn't explicitly mentioned again.

See his examples at http://stonet.co/KGAdvances

Repin this at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912976062/

#seo   #go... more »

Google's Knowledge Graph Evolves Right Before Our Eyes

+Eric Enge has just published an article showing three examples of how Google's Knowledge Graph is getting craftier (and more useful) at answering our questions.

He shows:

1. How Google shows additional information in a carousel, but only after the reader shows interest by clicking a secondary result in a Knowledge Box.

2. How Google now shows tabbed results for things like movie times at a local theater or the categories of food on the menu of a local restaurant.

3. How Google sometimes understands that a sequence of questions are still about the first thing asked about, even if that thing isn't explicitly mentioned again.

See his examples at http://stonet.co/KGAdvances

Repin this at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912976062/

#seo   #googlesearch   #knowledgegraph   #plusonly  ___

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2014-10-21 17:23:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Reason #11: I'll be speaking there!

#plusonly  

Our SMX Social Media Marketing conference comes to Las Vegas next month. 10 reasons you should attend....___Reason #11: I'll be speaking there!

#plusonly  

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2014-10-21 16:46:25 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Taking my lunch break with +Daria Musk LIVE #plusonly  

Taking my lunch break with +Daria Musk LIVE #plusonly  ___

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2014-10-21 16:19:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Embracing Your Critics: a Case Study

I'm sharing this here not because I feature in the story (the part of The Critic could have been played by many others) but because +Carrie Reynolds does such a great job of showing how listening to a constructive critic instead of reacting helped her take a piece of content from good to great.

That's an important lesson for personal brand builders, and one I'm still struggling to learn myself.

How to Accept Constructive Criticism and Why You Must

Imagine writing a blog post that you believe to be the best blog post on the planet and then releasing it to the world only to have a colleague comment that the post isn't nearly as great as you think it is?

Yep- that happened to me recently. And I could have lashed out. I could have thrown a tantrum like a 2 yr old who doesn't get a lollipop. I could have just cried sour grapes and said he was full of crap. 

But I didn't. And I'm so glad I didn't. Because his feedback actually made me improve my post tenfold. 

My latest post explains the back story, including what I did with his comments and includes links and screenshots of the actual online conversation we had.  The lessons I learned are tremendously valuable and I think will help you too. 

Take a read- you'll get lots of helpful advice on how to deal with constructive criticism as well as how to deal with haters/trolls and how to tell the difference between the two.    

Who else has war stories like this to share? Because if you've been producing content online for longer than 5 minutes, chances are you've encountered a similar situation. And one with perhaps not such a positive outcome.

Ping +Mark Traphagen - our recent interactions inspired me to write this post. There's always a valuable lesson to share.  ___Embracing Your Critics: a Case Study

I'm sharing this here not because I feature in the story (the part of The Critic could have been played by many others) but because +Carrie Reynolds does such a great job of showing how listening to a constructive critic instead of reacting helped her take a piece of content from good to great.

That's an important lesson for personal brand builders, and one I'm still struggling to learn myself.

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2014-10-21 12:46:34 (2 comments, 8 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Beyond Keywords: Understanding How Google Understands Web Pages Today

If you're confused by all the talk you hear about "semantic search" and "what used to work on Google no longer works," +Cyrus Shepard has brought it all together for you in one article.

He covers seven key likely ways Google is not evaluating the meaning and importance of web pages, and why good, thorough, well-researched and expressed writing properly structured will actually get rewarded more and more in the rankings.

Don't miss his seven practical takeaways at the end!

#seo   #semanticsearch   #plusonly  

Beyond Keywords: Understanding How Google Understands Web Pages Today

If you're confused by all the talk you hear about "semantic search" and "what used to work on Google no longer works," +Cyrus Shepard has brought it all together for you in one article.

He covers seven key likely ways Google is not evaluating the meaning and importance of web pages, and why good, thorough, well-researched and expressed writing properly structured will actually get rewarded more and more in the rankings.

Don't miss his seven practical takeaways at the end!

#seo   #semanticsearch   #plusonly  ___

2014-10-21 12:36:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The Business Value of Becoming an Expert

Another great discussion over at the Thought Leadership & Personal Branding Community stonet.co/TLPBComm

I'm so grateful for the level of conversation and learning going on in this community. If you have any interest in what it means to become a respected "thought leader," someone people refer to as a reliable source of information and ideas, this community is for you. 

Come join us at http://stonet.co/TLPBComm

(Comments closed here to keep the discussion on +Vincent Messina's post) #plusonly  

The business side of becoming an expert.

Visible expert, thought leader, specialist etc etc, who cares what you call it, there is a tangible, and dramatic business upside to being someone that others recognize as an expert. So, the trick of course is to become an expert.

THEN become known as an expert.

Once this happens, the business upside manifests itself in a number of areas including but not limited to:

- More speaking engagements which are a primary source of leads for experts.

- More job opportunities if you decide you don't want to go solo. There is strong evidence to suggest that firms grow when they are aligned with well known experts.

- Billing rates skyrocket through the roof. Let's face it, you can charge more if you are a famous expert.

- You attract either to yourself or to your firm a much higher quality of client, usually coinciding with a much higher rate of profit.

- Massive upside on the differentiation front in that people who have problems look to experts to solve them. The more famous you are, based on your expertise, the more likely that YOU will attract those in need.

- Buyers choose service providers based on their level of expertise. Expertise is easily demonstrated using a web presence loaded up with all types of content. The winner is the one who delivers the most value.

- Everyone gains by being aligned with an expert. Referrals and recommendations combined with those who give you the thumbs up, make attracting and winning clients a cake walk.

These are just a few ideas I had while checking out a few sources re the merit of becoming a well known expert.

We cannot forget the business upside of this endeavor in that we all become more profitable as not only our expertise becomes real, but we become front and center to those who need us the most.
___The Business Value of Becoming an Expert

Another great discussion over at the Thought Leadership & Personal Branding Community stonet.co/TLPBComm

I'm so grateful for the level of conversation and learning going on in this community. If you have any interest in what it means to become a respected "thought leader," someone people refer to as a reliable source of information and ideas, this community is for you. 

Come join us at http://stonet.co/TLPBComm

(Comments closed here to keep the discussion on +Vincent Messina's post) #plusonly  

2014-10-21 12:21:54 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google's Pierre Far: Penguin  3 Affects Less than 1% of Sites & Will Take Weeks to Settle In

HT +John Mueller +Pierre Far 

Penguin update rolling out

On Friday last week, we started rolling out a Penguin refresh affecting fewer than 1% of queries in US English search results. This refresh helps sites that have already cleaned up the webspam signals discovered in the previous Penguin iteration, and demotes sites with newly-discovered spam. 

It’s a slow worldwide rollout, so you may notice it settling down over the next few weeks.___Google's Pierre Far: Penguin  3 Affects Less than 1% of Sites & Will Take Weeks to Settle In

HT +John Mueller +Pierre Far 

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2014-10-21 12:07:17 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

A lot of people are thanking me for sharing this last night. Read it and you could join them.

(Note: I shared the post below purely out of my sincere love for what +Marc Ensign brings into the world. This was a completely unsolicited testimonial, and I have not been compensated in any way, except for the great benefit I got from reading Marc's little eBook)

#plusonly  

Trust Me. Give This Man Your Email Address & Read His Book

The man is +Marc Ensign. He's the author of one of the most remarkabel things I've ever read on these Internets: From Now On I'm Going to Be a Dick to Everyone I Meet (http://stonet.co/1pvRMtX) <-- go read it; I'll still be here when you come back.

So tonight I couldn't get to sleep and I happened upon an offer to download a book written by the guy who wrote that piece up there that I still can't stop thinking about over a year after I read it. (You've read it, right?)

What's the book cost? An email address. Yes, that means you'll be on Marc's email list. Oh the horror! At the worst you can unsubscribe, and at the best (and I'm betting it will be "best") you'll get more great stuff like "Be a Dick!"

And you'll get this book.

You can read it in half an hour. But you'll be thinking of it much longer. LIke the Dick story (am I having too much fun saying that?), Unbreakable is a parable. It's about a struggling musician, but it's really about you. You and whatever you're trying to do with your life.

So put that email address of yours to good use. Go over to http://www.marcensign.com/ look for the book cover in the sidebar, and be prepared to become Unbreakable.___A lot of people are thanking me for sharing this last night. Read it and you could join them.

(Note: I shared the post below purely out of my sincere love for what +Marc Ensign brings into the world. This was a completely unsolicited testimonial, and I have not been compensated in any way, except for the great benefit I got from reading Marc's little eBook)

#plusonly  

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2014-10-21 12:02:58 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Web Analytics for People Scared by Numbers

It's likely that a lot of site owners avoid looking at their analytics just because they're intimidated. So many numbers. So many graphs. What does it all mean? Where do I look first.

In brilliant fashion +Martin W. Smith takes away the fear factor and shows that the way to approach analytics is by coming up with the most important questions you would ask about your business, the questions you might ask if you were someone thinking about buying your business.

Once you have the right questions, it's a simple matter of learning what part of your analytics answers each question. From that point on the intimidation is gone and the utility begins.

#plusonly  

Web Analytics For Non Quants
Web metrics are easy when you don't think of it as math :). http://www.curagami.com/featured/web-analytics-for-non-quants/___Web Analytics for People Scared by Numbers

It's likely that a lot of site owners avoid looking at their analytics just because they're intimidated. So many numbers. So many graphs. What does it all mean? Where do I look first.

In brilliant fashion +Martin W. Smith takes away the fear factor and shows that the way to approach analytics is by coming up with the most important questions you would ask about your business, the questions you might ask if you were someone thinking about buying your business.

Once you have the right questions, it's a simple matter of learning what part of your analytics answers each question. From that point on the intimidation is gone and the utility begins.

#plusonly  

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2014-10-21 04:37:50 (30 comments, 26 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Trust Me. Give This Man Your Email Address & Read His Book

The man is +Marc Ensign. He's the author of one of the most remarkabel things I've ever read on these Internets: From Now On I'm Going to Be a Dick to Everyone I Meet (http://stonet.co/1pvRMtX) <-- go read it; I'll still be here when you come back.

So tonight I couldn't get to sleep and I happened upon an offer to download a book written by the guy who wrote that piece up there that I still can't stop thinking about over a year after I read it. (You've read it, right?)

What's the book cost? An email address. Yes, that means you'll be on Marc's email list. Oh the horror! At the worst you can unsubscribe, and at the best (and I'm betting it will be "best") you'll get more great stuff like "Be a Dick!"

And you'll get this... more »

Trust Me. Give This Man Your Email Address & Read His Book

The man is +Marc Ensign. He's the author of one of the most remarkabel things I've ever read on these Internets: From Now On I'm Going to Be a Dick to Everyone I Meet (http://stonet.co/1pvRMtX) <-- go read it; I'll still be here when you come back.

So tonight I couldn't get to sleep and I happened upon an offer to download a book written by the guy who wrote that piece up there that I still can't stop thinking about over a year after I read it. (You've read it, right?)

What's the book cost? An email address. Yes, that means you'll be on Marc's email list. Oh the horror! At the worst you can unsubscribe, and at the best (and I'm betting it will be "best") you'll get more great stuff like "Be a Dick!"

And you'll get this book.

You can read it in half an hour. But you'll be thinking of it much longer. LIke the Dick story (am I having too much fun saying that?), Unbreakable is a parable. It's about a struggling musician, but it's really about you. You and whatever you're trying to do with your life.

So put that email address of yours to good use. Go over to http://www.marcensign.com/ look for the book cover in the sidebar, and be prepared to become Unbreakable.___

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2014-10-21 02:38:03 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Jay Baer on How Brand's Form Relationships

From +Jay Baer's keynote at Pubcon 2014 Las Vegas. See my complete notes from his talk at http://stonet.co/JayBaerPubcon

Repin this quote at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912972149/

#jaybaer   #branding   #plusonly  

Jay Baer on How Brand's Form Relationships

From +Jay Baer's keynote at Pubcon 2014 Las Vegas. See my complete notes from his talk at http://stonet.co/JayBaerPubcon

Repin this quote at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912972149/

#jaybaer   #branding   #plusonly  ___

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2014-10-21 02:13:52 (19 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Google’s Biggest Competitor… is Amazon — Medium

And author +Gideon Rosenblatt isn't just making that up. He actually has that as a quote from none other than Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

This is a fascinating investigation of the strengths and weaknesses of the two biggest online shopping rivals. Gideon says that Amazon is way ahead in many ways, but don't count Google out.

#plusonly

Google’s Biggest Competitor… is Amazon — Medium

And author +Gideon Rosenblatt isn't just making that up. He actually has that as a quote from none other than Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

This is a fascinating investigation of the strengths and weaknesses of the two biggest online shopping rivals. Gideon says that Amazon is way ahead in many ways, but don't count Google out.

#plusonly___

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2014-10-21 01:48:08 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Seth Godin's Advice to Creatives

From "Here's How Seth Godin Writes" on +Copyblogger (http://stonet.co/10fRPV1)

Repin this quote at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912971773/

Seth Godin's Advice to Creatives

From "Here's How Seth Godin Writes" on +Copyblogger (http://stonet.co/10fRPV1)

Repin this quote at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912971773/___

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2014-10-20 23:13:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

My wife +Karyn Traphagen's iPhone makes this crayfish look like a giant alien. 

This is the kind of stuff you see if you get out and stay curious. Check her blog post for bigger shots and a video of the little critter! #plusonly  

You never know what you will see on the paths at the +Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC! Stay Curious out there!!___My wife +Karyn Traphagen's iPhone makes this crayfish look like a giant alien. 

This is the kind of stuff you see if you get out and stay curious. Check her blog post for bigger shots and a video of the little critter! #plusonly  

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2014-10-20 21:28:42 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

I See Content Everywhere - Whiteboard Friday - Moz

Feeling stuck when its time to come up with new content? Wonder where new ideas will come from?

In this 10-minute video I did for +moz I reveal the secrets of how I constantly and consistently turn out new content that my audience loves and loves to share with others!

I See Content Everywhere - Whiteboard Friday - Moz

Feeling stuck when its time to come up with new content? Wonder where new ideas will come from?

In this 10-minute video I did for +moz I reveal the secrets of how I constantly and consistently turn out new content that my audience loves and loves to share with others!___

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2014-10-20 20:16:37 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Google Authorship: Why Did Google End It?

At Pubcon this month I was interviewed by +Brent Csutoras of +Search Engine Journal about the death of Google's Authorship program, and what the future might be for author authority in search.

#plusonly  

Interview with Mark Traphagen on the Demise of Google Authorship

+Search Engine Journal has released this nine-minute video interview of our Senior Director of Online Marketing +Mark Traphagen hosted by +Brent Csutoras, recorded at +Pubcon in Las Vegas earlier this month.

Brent asks Mark to explain why he thinks Google pulled Authorship results from search after three years, and what the future may hold for author authority in Google search.

Resources mentioned in the interview:

It's Over: The Rise and Fall of Google Authorship stonet.co/AuthorshipDead

Authorship Adoption Fail: The Detailed Stats http://stonet.co/1DtDoKW___Google Authorship: Why Did Google End It?

At Pubcon this month I was interviewed by +Brent Csutoras of +Search Engine Journal about the death of Google's Authorship program, and what the future might be for author authority in search.

#plusonly  

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2014-10-20 19:52:36 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

More great answers from Siri ;-)

HT +Steve Plunkett on Twitter. #plusonly  

What happens when you ask Siri for "Justin Timberlakes' Facebook Page"

Not much, unless you're Jessica Biel  ;-)

Repin this at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138767232244042899/

For other bad answers from Google Now, Siri, and Windows Cortana, see our hysterical Pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/stcericenge/google-siri-cortana-bad-answers/

(Idea contributed by +Steve Plunkett on Twitter)___More great answers from Siri ;-)

HT +Steve Plunkett on Twitter. #plusonly  

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2014-10-20 19:30:02 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Content Marketing: How to Get Started - With Brian Clark

Great tips for the content marketing beginner from +Brian Clark of +Copyblogger.

#contentmarketing

Content Marketing: How to Get Started - With Brian Clark

Great tips for the content marketing beginner from +Brian Clark of +Copyblogger.

#contentmarketing___

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2014-10-20 19:28:42 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Siri: How Long Is Summer?

Looks like Siri is too much of a movie buff to give us the answer we were looking for ;-)

Repin this at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138767232244042446/

See our entire "Bad Answers from Google, Siri & Cortana" board at http://www.pinterest.com/stcericenge/google-siri-cortana-bad-answers/

Siri: How Long Is Summer?

Looks like Siri is too much of a movie buff to give us the answer we were looking for ;-)

Repin this at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138767232244042446/

See our entire "Bad Answers from Google, Siri & Cortana" board at http://www.pinterest.com/stcericenge/google-siri-cortana-bad-answers/___

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2014-10-20 18:27:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Sometimes the old ways are best, even in the digital age...

#plusonly  

What an Old Corner Store Can Teach Us About Online Marketing

+Eric Enge draws lessons from a bygone era of selling that really haven't changed today.___Sometimes the old ways are best, even in the digital age...

#plusonly  

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2014-10-20 18:10:57 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Penguin 3.0 Initial Post-Mortem

As usual, +Ana Hoffman does a great job of summarizing the news posts out there.

#seo   #penguinupdate   #penguin3   #plusonly  

Penguin 3.0 Update - the SKINNY

Penguin 3.0 is done rolling out. http://tgcafe.it/1ySkyNN

What else do we know about this much anticipated (some good, some bad) update?

Here's the Skinny (based on +Jennifer Slegg's post http://tgcafe.it/1rYi0F4) :

International hit first

Penguin rolled out on international Google sites including Google.co.uk, Google.de and Google.fr first, instead of rolling out within the US first.

 +Glenn Gabe noticed US starting to roll out on Sunday morning.

Internal pages ranking after homepage removed

This is interesting: there are some reports that homepages for sites have been deindexed, but internal pages are replacing the homepage in the search results.

It is unknown if this is a partial penalty or if it is an issue with a longer roll out of Penguin and eventually those internal pages will be deindexed as well.

301 redirect penalties

Seems like Google is catching on to sites that utilized 301 redirects to get around previous penalties.

Affiliate sites hit hard

Link profiles

Those who stuck with typical link profiles for sites that matched link profiles for sites that were penalized in the last update got hit this time around too.  (see +Glenn Gabe's screenshot below)

Automated ranking & spam link network programs hit

No penalty notices yet

♨♨♨♨♨♨♨♨♨♨♨

COMMON SENSE: If you got hit, you need to clean up the problems before the next update goes out. 

It's our hope (and speculation) that Penguin will start updating on a more regular cycle now - more like Panda - so if you want to see your site out of Penguin hole, you'd better start digging.

Again, for more visit +Jennifer Slegg's http://tgcafe.it/1rYi0F4.

#penguinupdate   #linkbuilding   #searchengineoptimization  ___Penguin 3.0 Initial Post-Mortem

As usual, +Ana Hoffman does a great job of summarizing the news posts out there.

#seo   #penguinupdate   #penguin3   #plusonly  

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2014-10-20 17:54:41 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Top Speakers from Pubcon 2014

Congrats to Duane Forrester, +Jay Baer, +Bill Slawski, +Eric Enge and +Mary Bowling who were named by this blog as the top five speakers at this year's Pubcon conference in Las Vegas.

#plusonly   #pubcon  

Top Speakers from Pubcon 2014

Congrats to Duane Forrester, +Jay Baer, +Bill Slawski, +Eric Enge and +Mary Bowling who were named by this blog as the top five speakers at this year's Pubcon conference in Las Vegas.

#plusonly   #pubcon  ___

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2014-10-20 14:06:37 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

5 Reasons Why Restaurants Suck at Social Media

My friend +Matthew Zaffina with a humorous yet enlightening post on +BuzzFeed. 

His point is unfortunately so true. Most restaurants leave huge opportunities on the table (pun intended) by not engaging with social media audiences. 

Last year I spend a few hours listening to a very frustrated young bartender. He has proven experience in building buzz on social media, and offered his services for free on his own time to build up the social following and engagement of the bar he worked for. They turned him down, saying that "our paid ads are enough." 

On the other hand, there are bars, restaurants, and food trucks that get it. Here in Durham NC +Fullsteam Brewery engages in wonderful and creative ways, especially on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Many people are more aware of their specials andeven... more »

5 Reasons Why Restaurants Suck at Social Media

My friend +Matthew Zaffina with a humorous yet enlightening post on +BuzzFeed. 

His point is unfortunately so true. Most restaurants leave huge opportunities on the table (pun intended) by not engaging with social media audiences. 

Last year I spend a few hours listening to a very frustrated young bartender. He has proven experience in building buzz on social media, and offered his services for free on his own time to build up the social following and engagement of the bar he worked for. They turned him down, saying that "our paid ads are enough." 

On the other hand, there are bars, restaurants, and food trucks that get it. Here in Durham NC +Fullsteam Brewery engages in wonderful and creative ways, especially on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Many people are more aware of their specials and events because they actually look for Fullsteam's entertaining updates.

#plusonly  ___

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2014-10-20 13:52:29 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Could eCommerce Be Safer Than Brick & Mortar Retail?

Seems counter intuitive, but a fascinating read shared by +Jon Parks 

Is eCommerce safer than retail?

There has been a lot of bad news coming out of the world of retail in the past year related to system hacks and stolen credit card information at places like Target, Home Depot, Jimmy Johns and Kmart. In this post, Mike McTaggart explores just what factors may make the eCommerce environment safer for consumers than retail stores. Interesting perspective.

#ecommerce   #retail  ___Could eCommerce Be Safer Than Brick & Mortar Retail?

Seems counter intuitive, but a fascinating read shared by +Jon Parks 

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2014-10-20 13:43:42 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

PODCAST: How Does Google Determine Content Quality?

This was one of our best #DMEShow  discussions ever, and we got tons of positive viewer feedback from the original Hangout show.

Now you can listen to it at your convenience in podcast audio!

#plusonly  

How Does Google Determine Content Quality? How Would You?

Google has always told us they want us to be creating “high quality pages” that give searchers exactly what they were looking for, but what do they mean by “quality”?

This episode of The Digital Marketing Excellence Podcast brings you a lively and sometimes intense dialogue among some of the most seasoned veterans in SEO. +Eric Enge and guest co-host +Mark Traphagen invited +Bill Slawski, +Ammon Johns, and +David Harry to share their experience, tested knowledge, and outright speculation about how Google evaluates quality content.

Now that Google’s Panda algorithm is out in its fourth version, (and Penguin 3.0 just released) understanding content quality is more important than ever, as you’ll hear.

Listen via iTunes >>> http://stonet.co/DMEPodcast

While there, please subscribe, and if you like what you hear, a 5-star review would be most appreciated! 

If you use Stitcher, find us at http://stonet.co/DMEShowStitcher or in the Stitcher app just search for "dmeshow"

#dmeshow   #dmepodcast   #podcasts   #seo   #searchmarketing  ___PODCAST: How Does Google Determine Content Quality?

This was one of our best #DMEShow  discussions ever, and we got tons of positive viewer feedback from the original Hangout show.

Now you can listen to it at your convenience in podcast audio!

#plusonly  

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2014-10-19 23:59:07 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +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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2014-10-19 23:36:31 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Carson Daly Interviews Ello CEO Paul Budnitz

Budnitz says the monetization model of Ello is this: whereas Facebook is an ad platform, Ello will be an app store. That is, Ello will sell upgraded services to users at a buck or two.

He gave an example of a service they plan to sell: the ability to create multiple accounts from a single login for $1.

Update: The audio embed at the link below times out after a few minutes. Here's a link straight to the audio file: http://embed.radio.com/clip/58448151/?ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Famp.cbslocal.com%2F2014%2F10%2F17%2Fcarson-daly-talks-to-ello-ceo-paul-budnitz-about-the-ad-free-social-network%2F&amp;station_id=603&amp;rollup_ga_id=UA-20574761-1&amp;ads_ga_page_tracker=UA-17434253-6#

#ello   #plusonly  

Carson Daly Interviews Ello CEO Paul Budnitz

Budnitz says the monetization model of Ello is this: whereas Facebook is an ad platform, Ello will be an app store. That is, Ello will sell upgraded services to users at a buck or two.

He gave an example of a service they plan to sell: the ability to create multiple accounts from a single login for $1.

Update: The audio embed at the link below times out after a few minutes. Here's a link straight to the audio file: http://embed.radio.com/clip/58448151/?ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Famp.cbslocal.com%2F2014%2F10%2F17%2Fcarson-daly-talks-to-ello-ceo-paul-budnitz-about-the-ad-free-social-network%2F&amp;station_id=603&amp;rollup_ga_id=UA-20574761-1&amp;ads_ga_page_tracker=UA-17434253-6#

#ello   #plusonly  ___

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2014-10-19 23:30:01 (5 comments, 30 reshares, 60 +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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2014-10-19 22:32:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

First Weather Report on the Penguin 3.0 Update

From +Cyrus Shepard and +Pete Meyers of +Moz 

#plusonly   #penguin   #penguin3   #seo  

What Google's Penguin 3.0 Looks Like from 7 Reporting Stations Around the World

While +Barry Schwartz has confirmed that Google has rolled out the long anticipated Penguin 3.0 update, we're seeing different reports from webmasters about its effects. Some report recovery, while only a few report penalization (although I expect we'll see more.)

This doesn't look like other updates. The major reporting stations only show moderate to normal SERP fluxuations. The reports that show large movement tend to come from agencies, the difference possibly that they mostly track client-specific keywords.

Data Sources:
1. http://mozcast.com/
2. http://serpmetrics.com/flux/
3. https://serps.com/tools/volatility
4. http://www.branded3.com/blogs/google-penguin-3-0-damage-report/
5. http://www.theseotailor.com.au/serpbulance-index/
6. http://algoroo.com/
7. https://www.serpwoo.com/members/stats___First Weather Report on the Penguin 3.0 Update

From +Cyrus Shepard and +Pete Meyers of +Moz 

#plusonly   #penguin   #penguin3   #seo  

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2014-10-19 21:58:33 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Confirmed by Google: Penguin 3.0 Update Now Live

Google has confirmed what many webmasters were sure they were seeing in their ranking reports this weekend: after a full year Google has finally released a major update to the Penguin algorithm.

Penguin is Google's attempt to automate the identification of and rank-lowering "spammy" sites (sites that use manipulative techniques to try to influence search rankings).

If a site is hit by Penguin, it's owners can do a cleanup and ask Google to reconsider their site. However, even if Google grants the reconsideration request, no rankings will return until Penguin is updated, so some webmasters have been waiting for a year now to get out of jail.

HT +Brian Jensen and +Search Engine Land 

Breaking: Google Releases First Penguin Update In Over A Year

Rumors from the Moz camp and from webmasters who were seeing fluctuations starting on Friday, seemed to point to Google releasing their latest Penguin iteration.

Minutes ago, a Google rep. confirmed that the new algorithm is live. At this point, it's unclear how large the impact will be. 

h/t +Joseph Mas 

Pinging +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge 

#penguinupdate   #penguin3   ___Confirmed by Google: Penguin 3.0 Update Now Live

Google has confirmed what many webmasters were sure they were seeing in their ranking reports this weekend: after a full year Google has finally released a major update to the Penguin algorithm.

Penguin is Google's attempt to automate the identification of and rank-lowering "spammy" sites (sites that use manipulative techniques to try to influence search rankings).

If a site is hit by Penguin, it's owners can do a cleanup and ask Google to reconsider their site. However, even if Google grants the reconsideration request, no rankings will return until Penguin is updated, so some webmasters have been waiting for a year now to get out of jail.

HT +Brian Jensen and +Search Engine Land 

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2014-10-19 15:11:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

If you missed any of our content from this past week, our #stcats  provide a chance to get caught up! 

#plusonly   #caturday  

The STCats Take You Inside the Stone Temple: Week Ending 17 October 2014

Each #caturday  our #stcats   prowl deep in the CATacombs of the Stone Temple to bring you the best of our online content from that week. These are posts and media here on G+ and from the web that you might have missed. Our cats battle the mummies and zombies that lurk beneath the Internet so you don't have to!

Here are our recent highlights:

Google vs Siri vs Cortana: Which Gives the Best Answers? INFOGRAPHIC 
Our recent test of how well the three major voice answer apps answer user questions went viral (approaching 100,000 page views now). Now we have the results for you in two easy to share formats.
Infographic version  ➤➤ http://stonet.co/1rgayVM
Slide Deck version ➤➤ http://stonet.co/1wduvRA
Read the complete study at  ➤➤ http://stonet.co/KnowledgeBoxStudy
Bonus: Eric Enge interviewed by Forbes about our study: ➤➤ http://stonet.co/1FhYhuq

Evidence That Google Can Manually Tweaks Search Results 
+Eric Enge shows how in playing along with a viral joke, Google may have violated one of its own "prime directives:" never manipulate a search result.
See it at ➤➤ http://stonet.co/1t0Yv5f

Hold Your Horses: Knowledge Vault Is Just a Research Project (For Now) 
Recently there was a lot of hububb over supposed news of a new Google project called the Knowledge Vault. +Eric Enge explains that this was a misunderstanding. But...the Knowledge Vault ideas point to where Google is headed for the future of search.
Read it at  ➤➤ http://stonet.co/KnowlVaultSEL

How to Double (or Better) the Reach of Your Blog Post 
+Mark Traphagen shares some things we learned when our Knowledge Box study post went viral that more than doubled the reach of the post.
Read it at  ➤➤ http://stonet.co/DoubleReach

Our Media

☥ How to Build Awesome Relationships in Social Media
+Peg Fitzpatrick was the guest of +Eric Enge on this week's Digital Marketing Excellence Show.   
(Click title link to view video)

☥ Midweek Zap - Brand & Reputation
+Eric Enge was the guest of +Zara Altair for her Midweek Zap! show.
(Click title link to view video)

☥ The Power of Visual in Marketing
+Dustin W. Stout was our guest speaker for this live broadcast from our New England Google+ Meetup
(Click title link to view video)___If you missed any of our content from this past week, our #stcats  provide a chance to get caught up! 

#plusonly   #caturday  

2014-10-19 15:02:07 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Google+ Pushing Posts from "People You May Know"

Users +Mohamed Magdy, +Lee Jarratt and +martin shervington all spotted a recent update on Google+.

Now in addition to "recommended posts" (posts +1'ed by someone who has you in their extended circles), Google+ may show you posts from people it thinks you may already have some connection with but haven't yet circled on Google+.

How are those connections made? We don't know completely, but things I've seen that seem to generate "People you may know" recommendations include:

➢ The person is in your Gmail contacts
➢ The person has the same school in their profile as you
➢ The person has the same employer (past or present) listed as you
➢ Possibly you have enough mutually-circled people.

What do you think of this new feature? I think it's potentiallyuseful as... more »

minor update:
a new suggestion method for friends you may know with there posts

   
how do you find it ?
#googleplusupdate  ___Google+ Pushing Posts from "People You May Know"

Users +Mohamed Magdy, +Lee Jarratt and +martin shervington all spotted a recent update on Google+.

Now in addition to "recommended posts" (posts +1'ed by someone who has you in their extended circles), Google+ may show you posts from people it thinks you may already have some connection with but haven't yet circled on Google+.

How are those connections made? We don't know completely, but things I've seen that seem to generate "People you may know" recommendations include:

➢ The person is in your Gmail contacts
➢ The person has the same school in their profile as you
➢ The person has the same employer (past or present) listed as you
➢ Possibly you have enough mutually-circled people.

What do you think of this new feature? I think it's potentially useful as part of the value of a social network is discovering new connections that might actually be useful to you.

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2014-10-19 13:50:01 (32 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

So Tsu Me: Why I Won't Be a Tsu Early Adopter

As many of you know, when the Ello social network went viral a few weeks ago, I jumped right in. Heck, I even wrote a complete guide to it (stonet.co/ElloUserGuide). Early adoption of Google+ taught me the value of such a move, and it's kind of my job to keep on top of new, promising social networks.

So it might surprise you to learn I won't be joining Tsu, even though it's been the hottest topic among many of my G+ friends overnight, and a great many of them have already set up accounts.

Jump to the link below to find out why I won't be joining them.

#tsu   #plusonly   #socialmedia  

So Tsu Me: Why I Won't Be a Tsu Early Adopter

As many of you know, when the Ello social network went viral a few weeks ago, I jumped right in. Heck, I even wrote a complete guide to it (stonet.co/ElloUserGuide). Early adoption of Google+ taught me the value of such a move, and it's kind of my job to keep on top of new, promising social networks.

So it might surprise you to learn I won't be joining Tsu, even though it's been the hottest topic among many of my G+ friends overnight, and a great many of them have already set up accounts.

Jump to the link below to find out why I won't be joining them.

#tsu   #plusonly   #socialmedia  ___

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2014-10-19 03:45:16 (46 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

A lot of Google+ers are jumping on this new Tsu network. Not me.

Why? I checked it out. I've seen schemes like this before promising to get everybody in a "revenue sharing network" that is really an elaborate pyramid scheme.

+Ronnie Bincer what was that one we almost got into a couple of years ago?

These always fail. Always.

I'll bite!
I just found a new social platform via +Dustin W. Stout and I've jumped in with both feet!  Come and sign up and be added to my "tree" at http://tsu.co/wadeharman

It looks pretty cool!  ___A lot of Google+ers are jumping on this new Tsu network. Not me.

Why? I checked it out. I've seen schemes like this before promising to get everybody in a "revenue sharing network" that is really an elaborate pyramid scheme.

+Ronnie Bincer what was that one we almost got into a couple of years ago?

These always fail. Always.

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2014-10-19 01:13:36 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

OK Google: How Many Eggs in a Dozen?

Contributed by +Cyrus Shepard (note, result is from Google.co.uk. Does not work on Google.com)

Pin it at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138767232244032996/

#plusonly  

OK Google: How Many Eggs in a Dozen?

Contributed by +Cyrus Shepard (note, result is from Google.co.uk. Does not work on Google.com)

Pin it at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138767232244032996/

#plusonly  ___

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2014-10-18 22:12:36 (62 comments, 18 reshares, 103 +1s)Open 

Google+ has over 2 Billion Accounts

...according to data gathered by +Greg Miernicki. Let me immediately address the two objections to this I know spring to the minds of many.

(This post is a bit of a long read, but if you're interested in solid reasons why I think Google+ isn't going anywhere, this is one of them.)

First, though, I'm really impressed with the integrity and likely accuracy of these numbers. Unlike other third parties who try to guess the number of accounts by things like browser toolbars, Greg and his partners actually get their data straight from Google. How? Click to his page and click on "How did we obtain this data?" http://plus.miernicki.com/

1) These aren't all "active" accounts. That's right. And it's wrong. If by "active" you mean "doing stuff at plus.google.com" you are... more »

+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 ___Google+ has over 2 Billion Accounts

...according to data gathered by +Greg Miernicki. Let me immediately address the two objections to this I know spring to the minds of many.

(This post is a bit of a long read, but if you're interested in solid reasons why I think Google+ isn't going anywhere, this is one of them.)

First, though, I'm really impressed with the integrity and likely accuracy of these numbers. Unlike other third parties who try to guess the number of accounts by things like browser toolbars, Greg and his partners actually get their data straight from Google. How? Click to his page and click on "How did we obtain this data?" http://plus.miernicki.com/

1) These aren't all "active" accounts. That's right. And it's wrong. If by "active" you mean "doing stuff at plus.google.com" you are correct. But see objection #2

2) Non-active accounts aren't "real" Google+ accounts and shouldn't be counted.  NO <buzzer!> They are only inactive in one small part of Google+. But most of these are active accounts anyway, as far as Google is concerned.

Wait. How can accounts that don't "use" Google+'s social network be "active"?

Thanks for asking!. 

The real success story of Google+ for Google that so few understand (pinging +Larry Kim ;-) is how powerful these accounts are for Google. While I'm sure Google is delighted by however many of those accounts do stuff on the social network part of G+, ultimately Google doesn't need them to do that for their accounts to be useful to Google.

History Lesson. In January of 2012 Google took one of its boldest steps in its history. They trashed all their old privacy policies and logins for various services and united all Google products and services under One Login to Rule Them All, the Google+ account. 

At that time users who wanted to continue to have the advantages of using Google services and products logged in had to acknowledge their acceptance of the new, unified privacy policy. In so doing, they enabled the ability to have one log in for all things Google. 

Since then Google has significantly increased the usefulness and benefits of the Google+ Sign In. Now you can log in once to Google and move seamlessly from Google service to service. Your data carries over, so you get a better, more customized and personalized experience across the Googlesphere.

In addition, hundreds of thousands of apps and sites have adopted the Google+ Sign In as a means of logging in to their services. 

All that means that every day, whether they are "on" Google+ or not, millions of people use the web while logged in to a Google+ account. And for Google, not only does that mean they can deliver a better and more useful experience to those people when they use Google services, Google also gets much more abundant and useful data on those users, enabling Google to better target advertising. And that is Google's bottom line.

And that is why Google+ isn't going anywhere anytime soon. You don't kill the goose that laid the golden egg.

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2014-10-18 21:03:44 (23 comments, 15 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

This is one of my favorite little lifehacks...

I've gone through several iPhone earphones because I often use them attached to the phone in my pants pocket, which tends to crimp the cord where it joins into the jack that plugs into the phone. Eventually this causes a break in the wire and the earphones are trash.

A while back I saw this idea of taking the spring from an old ballpoint pen and wrapping it around that spot on the earphone cable. The spring keeps the cable from crimping. 

Haven't had to replace earphones since I did this! #plusonly  

This is one of my favorite little lifehacks...

I've gone through several iPhone earphones because I often use them attached to the phone in my pants pocket, which tends to crimp the cord where it joins into the jack that plugs into the phone. Eventually this causes a break in the wire and the earphones are trash.

A while back I saw this idea of taking the spring from an old ballpoint pen and wrapping it around that spot on the earphone cable. The spring keeps the cable from crimping. 

Haven't had to replace earphones since I did this! #plusonly  ___

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2014-10-18 18:01:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Best of Stone Temple Consulting This Week

The STCats Take You Inside the Stone Temple: Week Ending 17 October 2014

Each #caturday  our #stcats   prowl deep in the CATacombs of the Stone Temple to bring you the best of our online content from that week. These are posts and media here on G+ and from the web that you might have missed. Our cats battle the mummies and zombies that lurk beneath the Internet so you don't have to!

Here are our recent highlights:

Google vs Siri vs Cortana: Which Gives the Best Answers? INFOGRAPHIC 
Our recent test of how well the three major voice answer apps answer user questions went viral (approaching 100,000 page views now). Now we have the results for you in two easy to share formats.
Infographic version  ➤➤ http://stonet.co/1rgayVM
Slide Deck version ➤➤ http://stonet.co/1wduvRA
Read the complete study at  ➤➤ http://stonet.co/KnowledgeBoxStudy
Bonus: Eric Enge interviewed by Forbes about our study: ➤➤ http://stonet.co/1FhYhuq

Evidence That Google Can Manually Tweaks Search Results 
+Eric Enge shows how in playing along with a viral joke, Google may have violated one of its own "prime directives:" never manipulate a search result.
See it at ➤➤ http://stonet.co/1t0Yv5f

Hold Your Horses: Knowledge Vault Is Just a Research Project (For Now) 
Recently there was a lot of hububb over supposed news of a new Google project called the Knowledge Vault. +Eric Enge explains that this was a misunderstanding. But...the Knowledge Vault ideas point to where Google is headed for the future of search.
Read it at  ➤➤ http://stonet.co/KnowlVaultSEL

How to Double (or Better) the Reach of Your Blog Post 
+Mark Traphagen shares some things we learned when our Knowledge Box study post went viral that more than doubled the reach of the post.
Read it at  ➤➤ http://stonet.co/DoubleReach

Our Media

☥ How to Build Awesome Relationships in Social Media
+Peg Fitzpatrick was the guest of +Eric Enge on this week's Digital Marketing Excellence Show.   
(Click title link to view video)

☥ Midweek Zap - Brand & Reputation
+Eric Enge was the guest of +Zara Altair for her Midweek Zap! show.
(Click title link to view video)

☥ The Power of Visual in Marketing
+Dustin W. Stout was our guest speaker for this live broadcast from our New England Google+ Meetup
(Click title link to view video)___Best of Stone Temple Consulting This Week

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2014-10-18 16:40:49 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

NEW: Google Knowledge Panel Tabbed Results

While at +Stone Temple Consulting this past week we were continuing to test how Google Now, Siri, and Cortana answer questions looking for factual answers. (See our complete study results at stonet.co/KnowledgeBoxStudy).

One evening I was searching for a menu from a Framingham MA restaurant to order takeout. I was surprised to get a Knowledge Panel result with tabs for each of the restaurant's menu categories. There was a tab for appetizers, salads, entrees, etc. Clicking on each tab changed the display in the box to show food from that category.

Below is a result I got just now from typing "gone girl showtimes" in Google. Notice the tabs with dates, so I can find not just showings today but for several days into the future.

Notice that I can also filter each day by morning, afternoon, evening or... more »

NEW: Google Knowledge Panel Tabbed Results

While at +Stone Temple Consulting this past week we were continuing to test how Google Now, Siri, and Cortana answer questions looking for factual answers. (See our complete study results at stonet.co/KnowledgeBoxStudy).

One evening I was searching for a menu from a Framingham MA restaurant to order takeout. I was surprised to get a Knowledge Panel result with tabs for each of the restaurant's menu categories. There was a tab for appetizers, salads, entrees, etc. Clicking on each tab changed the display in the box to show food from that category.

Below is a result I got just now from typing "gone girl showtimes" in Google. Notice the tabs with dates, so I can find not just showings today but for several days into the future.

Notice that I can also filter each day by morning, afternoon, evening or night. Super useful!

Teaser: This coming Tuesday +Eric Enge will publish on the +Stone Temple Consulting blog a post showing and commenting on multiple examples of the kinds of creative answers Google is providing in Knowledge Panels.___

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2014-10-18 16:26:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Is Public Exposure Ever a Useful Educational Tool?

That's my rewording of the question +Craig Burton asked in our Thought Leadership & Personal Branding Community and it has generated a lively discussion by some of the most thoughtful people on Google+.

To see it and join in (by joining the community), go to http://stonet.co/1rO2ATN

Such in-depth discussions are already a daily occurrence in that community, making it already the most valuable and interesting community I've ever created.

(Closing comments here to keep them on the original post)

Is Public Exposure Ever a Useful Educational Tool?

That's my rewording of the question +Craig Burton asked in our Thought Leadership & Personal Branding Community and it has generated a lively discussion by some of the most thoughtful people on Google+.

To see it and join in (by joining the community), go to http://stonet.co/1rO2ATN

Such in-depth discussions are already a daily occurrence in that community, making it already the most valuable and interesting community I've ever created.

(Closing comments here to keep them on the original post)___

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2014-10-18 16:11:54 (28 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

For a Joke, Google WILL Manipulate a Search Result

In this +LinkedIn post +Eric Enge uncovers the buried headline in what everyone else today is just sharing as a bit of fun from Google.

You can get the background in Eric's post, but the short version is Google played along with a playful jab from Stephen Colbert about Google's Knowledge Panel result for his height. A couple of days later, Google poked back by changing that result in a humorous way.

The sorta mind-blowing thing here for search fans, as Eric points out, is that this appears to be an instance of something Google maintained in the past they would never, ever do: change a search result manually.

#plusonly   #seo   #google   #googlesearch   #colbert  

For a Joke, Google WILL Manipulate a Search Result

In this +LinkedIn post +Eric Enge uncovers the buried headline in what everyone else today is just sharing as a bit of fun from Google.

You can get the background in Eric's post, but the short version is Google played along with a playful jab from Stephen Colbert about Google's Knowledge Panel result for his height. A couple of days later, Google poked back by changing that result in a humorous way.

The sorta mind-blowing thing here for search fans, as Eric points out, is that this appears to be an instance of something Google maintained in the past they would never, ever do: change a search result manually.

#plusonly   #seo   #google   #googlesearch   #colbert  ___

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2014-10-18 13:46:11 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

View Occurrences of Terms in Google Books

Here's a fun little tool built off the enormous Google Books database. The Google Books Ngram Viewer (https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph) allows you to plug in multiple terms and see how they compare in terms of mentions in books over the years. 

The index currently runs from 1800 to 2008.

Below I compared Franklin Roosevelt to Joseph Stalin and found that over the years Roosevelt consistently got mentioned about 5 times as often as Stalin in English language books.

It is interesting though that mentions of Roosevelt began to drop in recent years, while Stalin remained fairly steady.

(Recommended: check "case insensitive" when searching). Have fun, and let me know what interesting things you find out. HT +martin shervington 

View Occurrences of Terms in Google Books

Here's a fun little tool built off the enormous Google Books database. The Google Books Ngram Viewer (https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph) allows you to plug in multiple terms and see how they compare in terms of mentions in books over the years. 

The index currently runs from 1800 to 2008.

Below I compared Franklin Roosevelt to Joseph Stalin and found that over the years Roosevelt consistently got mentioned about 5 times as often as Stalin in English language books.

It is interesting though that mentions of Roosevelt began to drop in recent years, while Stalin remained fairly steady.

(Recommended: check "case insensitive" when searching). Have fun, and let me know what interesting things you find out. HT +martin shervington ___

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2014-10-18 13:13:08 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Why a Great Marketer Really Has to Be a Know-It-All

My dear friend and mentor +Phil Buckley was just hired as Director of Technical Marketing for PrecisionLender. What the heck is "technical marketing"? Phil had the same question when he first saw the job offer.

Turns out PrecisionLender defines a Technical Marketer as a marketer who is familiar with and can get involved in every aspect and phase of the marketing world. Not someone who literally "knows everything" about every aspect (no one does) but someone with enough experience and knowledge to leap over the silos a large company's marketing typically settles into.

Phil says,

What I've learned in 2 years of teaching a Content Marketing Bootcamp class to some of the biggest and most well known brands in the United States is this; you've asked your marketing people to do... more »

Why a Great Marketer Really Has to Be a Know-It-All

My dear friend and mentor +Phil Buckley was just hired as Director of Technical Marketing for PrecisionLender. What the heck is "technical marketing"? Phil had the same question when he first saw the job offer.

Turns out PrecisionLender defines a Technical Marketer as a marketer who is familiar with and can get involved in every aspect and phase of the marketing world. Not someone who literally "knows everything" about every aspect (no one does) but someone with enough experience and knowledge to leap over the silos a large company's marketing typically settles into.

Phil says,

What I've learned in 2 years of teaching a Content Marketing Bootcamp class to some of the biggest and most well known brands in the United States is this; you've asked your marketing people to do great things, then you give them short-sighted goals and starve them of resources. The only people who have pushed the envelope are the ones with the skills to go rogue and do things on their own... the technical marketers.

And congrats Phil, on the new position!

#plusonly  ___

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2014-10-17 23:36:31 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Everyone thinks it's all fun and games working at Google

One of my very favorite coworkers, +Abe Rahey​, returned to his desk to find this instead. He does bring in very good donuts.....___Everyone thinks it's all fun and games working at Google

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2014-10-17 23:15:38 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

The Hard Work of Building Authority

From the Bing blog 

The Hard Work of Building Authority

From the Bing blog ___

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2014-10-17 22:55:54 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Google Goes After Movie & Music Piracy with New Ad Format

Heard about this on +Search Engine Land and just found my first example in the Google mobile search below.

Google stared they are pushing these ads in this special format to go after piracy that is rampant for certain search queries.


Google Goes After Movie & Music Piracy with New Ad Format

Heard about this on +Search Engine Land and just found my first example in the Google mobile search below.

Google stared they are pushing these ads in this special format to go after piracy that is rampant for certain search queries.
___

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2014-10-17 22:46:58 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

I normally hate formulas, but what fascinates me in this post is how the authors demonstrates the ability to tell an effective and compelling story in 140 character tweets.

#plusonly

*27 Best Copywriting Formulas: How to Tell a Captivating Story Online *

Many storytellers and copywriters have tested out the best intros and segues to draw readers to a piece of content.

Their copywriting formulas just plain work—in blogpost intros, in social updates, in emails, and anywhere else you might happen to write online.

Here are 27 of the best ones I’ve heard. Give them a try and see how they might make storytelling a breeze for you.

http://rnmkr.me/11FSnnI___I normally hate formulas, but what fascinates me in this post is how the authors demonstrates the ability to tell an effective and compelling story in 140 character tweets.

#plusonly

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2014-10-17 19:35:35 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Why Your Local Business MUST Be on Google My Business

+David Kutcher shares some very interesting stats for a local business that is completely connected to Google+ Local (now known as Google My Business). 

If David is right, any business not owning their connections is leaving money on the table.

Why Your Local Business MUST Be on Google My Business

+David Kutcher shares some very interesting stats for a local business that is completely connected to Google+ Local (now known as Google My Business). 

If David is right, any business not owning their connections is leaving money on the table.___

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2014-10-17 19:27:42 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

A fascinating read from +Erika Napoletano on +Copyblogger 

Earlier this year Copyblogger decided to no longer have comments on its blog posts, instead encouraging its audience to engage with their content on Google+ and Twitter. 

The decision was controversial, but they had their reasons (see http://stonet.co/1pl758V).

Now they have announced they are killing their Facebook page. 

Why? Because no matter what they did, they simply could not get engagement and meaningful traffic to their site their. 

Now what I find interesting is in the Google+ post comments about this (see http://stonet.co/1vFIe6J) there are a lot of "Yeah, Facebook sucks" comnents. But that wasn't why Copyblogger left Facebook.

In fact, in their post below they go out of their way to showthat o... more »

Why Copyblogger Is Killing Its Facebook Page

A fascinating read from +Erika Napoletano on +Copyblogger 

Earlier this year Copyblogger decided to no longer have comments on its blog posts, instead encouraging its audience to engage with their content on Google+ and Twitter. 

The decision was controversial, but they had their reasons (see http://stonet.co/1pl758V).

Now they have announced they are killing their Facebook page. 

Why? Because no matter what they did, they simply could not get engagement and meaningful traffic to their site their. 

Now what I find interesting is in the Google+ post comments about this (see http://stonet.co/1vFIe6J) there are a lot of "Yeah, Facebook sucks" comnents. But that wasn't why Copyblogger left Facebook.

In fact, in their post below they go out of their way to show that other Facebook pages they run do quite well on Facebook. The real issue: for whatever reason, Copybloggers community doesn't choose to engage with them on Facebook.

From the article: While sometimes, as William Faulkner said, you must kill all your darlings, a brand’s first responsibility is to know what’s useful to its audience.

We all might love Facebook for a wide variety of reasons, but that means jack if our audiences don’t interact with us on Facebook.

It’s not our job to tell our audience where we live. It’s to grow communities where they live.

That's the real message here, folks. It's not that "Facebook sucks for marketing." That's just patently untrue. There are loads of brands who do quite well with Facebook. The real message is never be so married to any platform that doesn't perform for you that you can't bring yourself to a quick divorce.___

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