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Rand Fishkin has been at 4 events

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Wade Harman15,139Why 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 23:30:00115G+
Eric Enge18,802It 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 21:00:00265G+
Search Marketing Expo (SMX)8,277Join search marketing experts from Germany and around the world at SMX Munich. This event is Germany’s largest search engine marketing conference and expo. Sessions cover the latest issues and successful tactics in SEO and PPC, presented by nationally and internationally renowned experts ready to share their knowledge. Conducted in German.For more information: http://smxmuenchen.de/Search Marketing Expo - SMX Munich 20142014-03-25 07:00:007G+
ISOOSI Research Engine3,425In 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 21:00:00237G+

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Becky Collins15,900Dance Related 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 ?2014-09-02 05:00:43471001CC G+
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492348CC G+
Alessandro Folghera49,669#socialmediamarketing   #SharedCircle   #BestEngagers 12August2014To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)  Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ... 3 - Include the circle among your circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful weekend and a better popularity 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   #Mondaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo #myseoissocial     2014-08-12 07:31:04501422747CC G+
Jade Turner0#seo  #online  #marketing  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #cir2014-08-08 11:33:26501889CC G+
Alessandro Folghera49,863Happy Friday #FFcircle  of #topengagers   #FollowFriday  These are very reactive engagers of my last period, enjoy them!!!To be included in my weekly shares, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among yours circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Have a better popularity, be #trustable enjoy the #sharedcircles#fridaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing        #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles        #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followfriday   #follow    #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus  #communities #hangouts  #events  #coolpeople  #circleshare 2014-08-08 06:03:44501432650CC G+
Alessandro Folghera49,237Sunday #SundaySharedCircle   Enjoy my TOPENGAGERS sharedcircle   #topengagers   #sharedcircle  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)#FollowBack #FB  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    #circleshare    #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare 2014-08-03 06:53:58456502757CC G+
Jade Turner0#seo   #online   #marketing  #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #c2014-08-01 15:07:07500437CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena44,430Influencer Circle #googlepluscircles  This is an important circle with important people about Social Media Marketing, particulary Google Plus.If you want to know all secrets of Web communication, Social Media, Google Plus, follow this circle.Special thanks to:+martin shervington +Plus Your Business! +Dustin W. Stout +dustn.tv +Peg Fitzpatrick +Mark Traphagen +Rand Fishkin +Guy Kawasaki +Denis Labelle +Ana Hoffman +Gianluca Fiorelli +Rick Eliason +Ronnie Bincer +Amanda Blain +Ryan Crowe +Brian Jensen +Canva +Copyblogger 2014-07-15 21:44:381488421CC G+
Alessandro Marrella0#DigitalMarketing best influencers circleI created this circle with all the best influencers on Google+. If you are interested about Digital Marketing you should definitely follow them!If you have anyone to suggest, please comment below :)Tags: #onlinemarketing   #webmarketing   #socialmediamarketing   #smm   #inboundmarketing   #contentmarketing   #seo   #sem   #adwords   #marketing   #advertising   #circleshare   #circle  2014-07-13 16:49:28178021CC G+
Alessandro Folghera47,069Circloscope PRO Beta is out !!!Enjoy my TOPENGAGERS sharedcircle   #topengagers   #sharedcircle  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)#FollowBack #FB  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    #circleshare    #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circlesunday 2014-06-19 05:23:10500423150CC G+
Fredrik Blanke2,455Hi! :-) You're hereby included in my "VIP G+ Club" of people I can highly recommend on the google+ platform! So congrats with that ;-)This means I have enjoyed your content sharing on G+ and would like to see more from you in the future :)A big special thanks to +Brandon Leibowitz , since I found many people through one of his circle shares.If you're looking for active google plus followers who will +1 and reshare your content, I can only suggest you add this circle now :)If you are feeling left out, and consider yourself an active Google+ user, then do the following to be included next time:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above :) #circleshare     #sharedpubliccircles   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #circle   #circles   #morefollowers   #google   #findcircles   #topsharedcircle   #addcircle   2014-06-14 19:12:54476623760CC G+
Erik Larson303Active SEO Experts Shared CircleI've curated a circle of people that are frequently posting meaningful things on SEO, and some that are more experts in Social Media, and SEM. If I've missed anyone, please let me know and I'll add them. Thank you and please reshare!Erik2014-06-10 15:44:0769425CC G+
Brandon Leibowitz38,245#SEO, #SocialMedia, and #Google #AdWords training courses at http://training.seooptimizers.com/course-registration.htmlV13   #GrowthCircle   #TopEngagers I wanted to create a new #GoogleCircleShare  for top engagers.  These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content you produce.I highly suggest adding each and every person in this #GoogleCircle  as they will b sure to interact with you.If you would like to be a part of my top engagers #BosmolCircle  then please do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps aboveSEO, Google AdWords, & Social Media training courses at http://training.seooptimizers.comMake sure to check out my social media blog at http://bosmol.comFor all you SEO and social media marketing needs visit my company http://www.seooptimizers.com #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google  #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle 2014-06-09 07:19:12476483455561CC G+
Ali Sadikin0 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 postMore you share more you get!#deal   #dx   #cheap   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #electronic   #phone   #wholesale   #free   #freeshipping2014-06-06 22:04:44500457CC G+
Daniel Zawadzki7,897This #circle is #great, #amazing, #wonderful,Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!#1 - Click add people and create your circle#2 - share the circle (include yourself)#3 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-05-19 20:33:554709446123CC G+
Social Media Fuel0Share Google Plus Circles #sharedcircle    #sharedpubliccircles    #circlesharing   #growyourgoogleplus  2014-05-13 16:16:2349021725CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena36,776Very Important Circle#specialcircle #topengagers #circleoftheday #springcircle #weekendcircleHi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle. And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, *what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce V.21:1 - include me in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post 5 - happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you are great.https://plus.google.com/b/101934378356376916861/+GooglepluscorsoItaly#InteraMaxima  #SpecialNew    #circles  #sharedcircles #addcircle  #veryimpcircle  #sharedpubliccircles  #growfollowers #circleshare  #publicsharedcircles  #circleoftheweek #circlesharing  #publiccircle  #findcircles  #circlemeup #influencers  #influencer  #influence  #influencermarketing #sharedcircle      #raffoar    #circleshare  #howtoenlargecircle 2014-05-13 12:05:39490202142212CC G+
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012CC G+
Matheus Florêncio410Círculos de pessoas extremamente ativas, adicione e compartilhe o círculo para ter ótimas postagens!Extremely active people, add and share the circle!Agradecimentos a  +Miguel Ricardo pelas dicas!#circle #circles #circleshare #circleshares #circleshared #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #follow #followme #followers #following #authicle #authiclecircleshare #authiclecircle #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles 2014-05-02 06:23:1650113517CC G+
Nabeel Saleem934My favorite circle shared for all. #circleshare   #topsharedcircle   #mostpopular   #enterpreneur   #ceo   #blogger   #sharedcircles  2014-04-30 13:25:3768000CC G+
curator Circle0Content Curator Edition 2As I said yesterday, I am here to share my fun with people that share the passion with me.Today's Tip  Did you add people and you are wondering that no one has cared to add you back? here can be one of your issues: you did not have an attractively written profile. Make sure you add a nice picture of you, a well crafted intro and more importantly let others know your fields of interest.In this edition, I will like to thank: +notjustwebmarketing.com +not-just-web Marketing  +Vale mica  +David Oldenburg  +Blythe Ayne  +Sanchia Adolph +Anastas Georgiadis  +Ashima Dogra +Ben Capelo +Ronald Balbach +Danica Macanga Here are the rules for those that part of this circle:1. Plus the circle (and add me if you have done so yet)2. Comment to ask for inclusion if you are not in.3. I highly recommend you to add other fellows that are with you in the circle (if you want!)The next one is coming very very soon with more Tips2014-04-28 14:43:4837619414CC G+
curator Circle0Content Curator Edition 1If there is something that I have learned in life until now, it is to be patient and learn actively. I joined Google+ a while ago, and I sit around to learn, interact and ask questions to those that I think have been here for a long time. I think the first thing I have learned so far is that if you want to have followers, you have to #engage  with others and their   #shared   #contents In this first edition, I decided to promote some of the folks that I think were keen to teach me on a daily basis and that love helping. In between, who will say the contrary: being part of a circle always brings followers.Rules are only 2:1. Plus this circle (and add me if you haven't done so yet).2. Comment if you want to be included.I will be sharing the next edition very soon and the circle will be a lot bigger.2014-04-27 21:59:3621015513CC G+
Yoga Imawan947Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#FridayCircle#FridayCircles#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle2014-04-26 21:02:16501000CC G+
Yoga Imawan947Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#FridayCircle#FridayCircles#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle2014-04-26 21:00:26501000CC G+
Engage Digital Media0The best users #googleplus particularly active, followed, appreciated, shared. There are more than 500 and representing a #SharedCircle not to be missed! Included in my shared circles (# sharedcircle), please: 1 - Make +1 on this post. 2 - comment it, specifying a category in which you would like to be included (or working interest) 3 - include your circles. 4 - Share the circle to include yourself.#topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou       #circle   #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare   #circlesunday     #social   #socialnetworks   #socialnetworking   #community #communities   #ripplescircle 2014-04-14 00:05:595001239CC G+
Chiara Marcelli3,772The great circle to share on wednesday ;-)To 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)Do you like traveling? Let's visit this G+ page  and have fun!https://plus.google.com/112348424024361306059/posts?hl=it#SpecialNew #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howenlargecircles #topofthepeople 2014-04-02 13:09:33501261425CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena29,463Very Important Circle#specialcircle     #topengagers   #circleoftheday     #wednesday  #springcircleHi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle. And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, *what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce V.16:1 - include me in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post 5 - happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you are great.https://plus.google.com/b/101934378356376916861/101934378356376916861/about?hl=it#InteraMaxima #SpecialNew   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #raffoar   #circleshare #howtoenlargecircle 2014-04-02 11:10:46486197155233CC G+
Jean-Marc Luna36,938My buddies (432/2)of the G+ villageI am happy to share (finally) my first big circles (432/1 and 432/2) with you. It is also a way to thank you and to inform you of my consideration.You will find in these two circles all the people I follow regularly since my first steps on Google+ and which accompany me for soon two years in this beautiful adventure, bringing every day, by their sympathy, their humor, their knowledge, their generosity and their open-mindedness, a bit extra to my everyday life.I do not know everybody, I have crossed the path with some, I communicate more with some and many people became friends, thing which I did not expect by landing here.When I began, I was lucky enough to discover new interesting people, thanks to the system of circles sharing, and I hope that these both will be for you of the same utility.If you add a “plus”, maybe it will have an impact on climate change,if you share this circle, maybe Putin is going to get married with an ukrainian women in 2014,if you include me in your circles, maybe it will solve the problem of hunger in the world,Maybe ... but in fact, nothing is sure ;)A good day to all :)With a special thought for #dirktalamasca  #sharedcircles #circles #circlesharing  2014-03-31 15:30:374321234895CC G+
Daniel Zawadzki6,461Very soccial Circle#specialcircle      #topengagers   #circleoftheday     #saturdaycircle #weekendcircleHi friends! This is very imoprtant circle, most of top g+ pplif you want to add this circle:1 - include all circle in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post More you share more you are great.2014-03-22 09:41:38472571572CC G+
Alessandro Folghera39,965#TOPSEO #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   #SEO  To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...        Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ... 3 - Include the circle among your circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) #SEOsharedcircle   #socialmediamarketing   #seosocial   #seo   #searchengineoptimizationcircle   #seoprohets   #seoengagers   #seomasters   #seoevangelists   #seostrategists   #googlenotprovided   #seoprofessionals   #sem #ottimizzazionemotoridiricerca   #optimizaciondelmotordebúsqueda   #searchengineoptimization   #mobilemarketing  Special thanks to:Marija Mijajlovic   +Marija MijajlovicMY CIRCLES   +MY CIRCLESEdith Kukla   +Edith KuklaRaffaele Romeo Arena   +Raffaele Romeo ArenaJasmina Brozović   +2014-03-18 05:04:03248221926CC G+
Andrea Campaci1,466#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-03-17 19:41:29479501448CC G+
Massimo Santamicone747#sharedcircle  2014-03-16 21:32:16479532055CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena26,718Very Important Circle#specialcircle     #topengagers   #circleoftheday     #Tuesdaycircle #sundaycircle  Hi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle. And so, do you want enlarge your cirlce? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce V.13:1 - include me in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post 5 - happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you are great.#InteraMaxima #SpecialNew   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #raffoar   #circleshare #howtoenlargecircle #socialmediamarketing   2014-03-16 20:43:16479246166253CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis3,819A great travel related circle.2014-03-04 15:45:0349213929CC G+
Alessandro Folghera38,253#HappyBirthday my 500 #TOP  Users !! >>> Happy Birthday to Me !!!      >>>> Thanks to all the Google Friends who wrote me !!!!To 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 circles  4 - share the circle (include yourself)  Improve your popularity, be social be cool !  #Saturdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday       #afo    #sharewithyou         #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles #afo #myseoissocial     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles #loveisthelaw       #sharedpubliccircles     2014-03-01 16:35:045019761112CC G+
Core Marketing3,897Hello guys and girls!It's finally time to share one great circle full of interesting people and businesses!Here we go:1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles/Include Yourself4. Share The Circle!#awesome      #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles    #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles    #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday      #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles      #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing      #sharingcircle 2014-02-28 22:06:574951379CC G+
Camilla De Felice147THE BEST Circle of the DAY #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  2014-02-27 11:15:14434181220CC G+
Moda con stile online325#Fashion #FashionCircle #FashionBrands#mostactive  people in #Fashion #Design #ShoesHi fashion people. This is an important fashion circle, with many important fashion people. If you love high heels and fashion life, you could follow your passion with reshared this circle. And also, if you want enlarge your circle fashion, just reshare this circle. And so, What are you waiting to reshare?To 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)5 - Life is fashion.Have a #fashionday  and increase your popularity  !!!Enjoy the heels page:https://plus.google.com/b/106553703339163410723/+Modaconstile/postsThis shared circle has fashion brands and fashion People, enjoy the circle!  And More you share more you are great.#Fashionist #TopFashionCircle  #fashioncommunity #fashionripples   #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos   #circulocompartido   #cerchiacondivisa   #cerchiafashion #highheelsbrands   #befashion   #becool   #fashion   #fashionblogs   #fashionblogger   #fashionblogging   #fashionclothing   #fashionheels   2014-02-26 08:46:24491302CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Social Media Circle #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 06:32:15497382044CC G+
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Marco Favero3,215Circle share: Google+ stuff!Enjoy!#sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circles #circlethis #circleyoushare #circle #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #topofthecircle  #enlargecircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #publiccircles #publicsharedcircle  #circleme #sharewithyou #googleplus #communities #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circlesunday #shared 2014-02-20 15:49:42168002CC G+
Jaana Nyström490,177Circle share: Google+ stuff!Enjoy! #Circles   #Circleshare  2014-02-20 08:57:471673416CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena22,826Very Important Circle#specialcircle     #topengagers   #circleoftheday     #mondayblues   #mondaycircle  Hi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with importante selection from my another ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle. And so, do you want enlarge your cirlce? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce V.7:1 - include me in your circles 3 - shared the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post 5 - happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you are great.Follow the fashion:https://plus.google.com/b/115659215816906922581/115659215816906922581/posts#InteraMaxima #SpecialNew   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #veryimpcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle     #raffoar   #circleshare #howtoenlargecircle 2014-02-18 22:15:09483237151268CC G+
not-just-web Marketing743Here we are with my Top400ContentSharersCircle! After I created and shared with a great success my #Top100ContentShareresCircle, it took me a while to decide who to add in the group. I then took some time to hand pick as usual some of those that suited my conditions and included them on top of the previous Top100 to promote.Please if you are included in this circle and have not circled me yet, please do it otherwise I will be obliged to take you out of my circles.Here are the conditions to added in this Circle and / or to be included in the next one:1. Plus the Circle if you are in! (and share it; this won't cost you anything)2. Plus and share it if you are not in the circle (I will include you).3. Include me into your Circles (if you have not done it yet).Share the belated Valentine's Day and enjoy your #caturday! The next round of our #broadenyouraudiencecircle is collecting new members and will be going live soon....2014-02-15 11:12:18394211918CC G+
Alessandro Folghera36,373#SocialMediaMarketing #SharedCircle  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  #social      #socialmedia  #socialmediamarketing  #socialnetworking  #internetmarketing   Special #SocialMention to:Marija Mijajlovic   +Marija MijajlovicMY CIRCLES   +MY CIRCLESEdith Kukla   +Edith KuklaJasmina Brozović   +Jasmina BrozovićMilan Pavlovic   +Milan PavlovicDaniela Calabrò   +Daniela CalabròZara V   +Zara VLinda Dee   +Linda DeeRaffaele Romeo Arena   +Raffaele Romeo ArenaDubie Bacino   +2014-02-12 05:54:02491533171CC G+
not-just-web Marketing743As I promised during the week, here my #Top100ExclusiveContentSharersCircle! Some of the people included have applied by plussing and resharing my previously shared content on Google+. I have hand picked others among my most respected contents sharers in Google+. In fact many of you that have spent some time on this #SocialMedia will easily recognize some of these people as great content sharers.To apply in order to be considered to complete the 399 missing faces of this circle, here are the steps to follow:1. Plus this Circle2. Share the Circle.3. Make your comment.4. Add me to your Circle (if you haven't done it yet)5. If you are in the circle I highly recommend you to plus and share it!Also, my next Circle in the series of my #broadenyouraudienceCircle will be following soon (when the number of people to promote with be around 400).If you are in one my circles and will not like to be promoted, please kindly send me an inbox message. Thanks.2014-02-08 12:18:08100072CC G+
Hermann Bock1,891This is circle of people interested in Internet Marketing and Online Business.  Let's try to keep it under 500. Lol!Originally shared by: +Wade Shuler #circleshare #internetmarketing #circlesharing #sharecircles #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek  2014-02-01 10:58:42487002CC G+
Alessandro Folghera34,330#TOPSEO #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...        Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ... 3 - Include the circle among your circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) #SEOsharedcircle   #socialmediamarketing   #seosocial   #seo   #searchengineoptimizationcircle   #seoprohets   #seoengagers   #seomasters   #seoevangelists   #seostrategists   #googlenotprovided   #seoprofessionals   #sem #ottimizzazionemotoridiricerca   #optimizaciondelmotordebúsqueda   #searchengineoptimization   #mobilemarketing  Special thanks to:Matteo Pelucchi   +Matteo PelucchiSean Patrick Si   +Sean Patrick SiAJ Kohn   +AJ KohnDan Petrovic   +Dan PetrovicPete Cashmore   +Pete CashmoreCindy Krum   2014-01-28 05:55:35429261530CC G+
Alessandro Folghera33,382#TOPSEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #SEOTopEngagers   To be included in my weekly share, just: 1 - Do +1 t the post 2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...        Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ... 3 - Include the circle among your circles 4 - Share the circle (include yourself) If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors.  Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity   #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou         #circlefriday   #circletuesday   #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     2014-01-21 09:04:16409151425CC G+
John Nuntiatio25,056#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-01-21 06:49:48458161224CC G+

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2014-08-15 22:24:02 (53 comments, 66 reshares, 154 +1s)

I'm Not Exaggerating When I Say Reading this Article Might Save Your Life

I've never read a more convincing, well-documented, well-researched, and well argued article on a health benefit I had no idea existed: http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/truth-wont-admit-drinking-healthy-87891/

The shocking part to me was not that 1-2 drinks a day is healthy. The shocking part was learning that 6 drinks a day is statistically (peer-reviewed, massive-sample-size, every-known-factor-controlled-for) healthier than 0. Culturally speaking, my brain is not caught up to this reality, but I'm going to work on nudging it in that direction.

Most reshares: 166

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2014-08-08 07:29:05 (22 comments, 166 reshares, 249 +1s)

SEO Tactics to Love vs. Leave

I gave a new presentation today at the +500startups conference in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/seoloveleave with a broad overview of some big changes in the SEO world alongside tactics I recommended startups should leave behind vs. those they should embrace. Hope you find it useful!

Most plusones: 249

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2014-08-08 07:29:05 (22 comments, 166 reshares, 249 +1s)

SEO Tactics to Love vs. Leave

I gave a new presentation today at the +500startups conference in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/seoloveleave with a broad overview of some big changes in the SEO world alongside tactics I recommended startups should leave behind vs. those they should embrace. Hope you find it useful!

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2014-08-30 05:01:56 (1 comments, 13 reshares, 58 +1s)

Mobile & Tablet Advertising Benchmarks Report

Very comprehensive set of stats from +Medialets in their new report: http://www.medialets.com/insights/benchmarks-2014-h1/

I was surprised to see mobile web use so high (almost 50%). When I've seen stats on this previously, it was under 30% (usually because of games, which suck inordinate amounts of time from the average mobile user). I wish we could see the stats with vs. without games (I really think games aren't the same as using your mobile or any other device for any other function).

Mobile & Tablet Advertising Benchmarks Report

Very comprehensive set of stats from +Medialets in their new report: http://www.medialets.com/insights/benchmarks-2014-h1/

I was surprised to see mobile web use so high (almost 50%). When I've seen stats on this previously, it was under 30% (usually because of games, which suck inordinate amounts of time from the average mobile user). I wish we could see the stats with vs. without games (I really think games aren't the same as using your mobile or any other device for any other function).___

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2014-08-30 04:03:46 (14 comments, 5 reshares, 53 +1s)

Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge Down Under

Just before +Geraldine DeRuiter & I flew to Australia for the +ProBlogger event, +Matt Cutts tweeted the #alsicebucketchallenge  to us. When we arrived at +Thala Beach Lodge we managed to convince the staff to give us ice buckets and had +Ciarán Norris film us.

Challenge extended to +Dharmesh Shah, +Sarah Bird, & +Mike Curato 
BTW - for those interested in critiques of the challenge, I liked +Mike Rowe's http://mikerowe.com/2014/08/not-throwing-cold-water-on-a-cause/ commentary 

Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge Down Under

Just before +Geraldine DeRuiter & I flew to Australia for the +ProBlogger event, +Matt Cutts tweeted the #alsicebucketchallenge  to us. When we arrived at +Thala Beach Lodge we managed to convince the staff to give us ice buckets and had +Ciarán Norris film us.

Challenge extended to +Dharmesh Shah, +Sarah Bird, & +Mike Curato 
BTW - for those interested in critiques of the challenge, I liked +Mike Rowe's http://mikerowe.com/2014/08/not-throwing-cold-water-on-a-cause/ commentary ___

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2014-08-29 00:03:00 (17 comments, 32 reshares, 76 +1s)

The Weird & Magical Powers of Google+

My presentation from #PBEvent (Problogger Australia) is now live: http://bit.ly/gplusmagic

NOTE: The bits about authorship showing in search results is out of date, but the rest should still be current. I'll fix that when I'm back in the States next week.

The Weird & Magical Powers of Google+

My presentation from #PBEvent (Problogger Australia) is now live: http://bit.ly/gplusmagic

NOTE: The bits about authorship showing in search results is out of date, but the rest should still be current. I'll fix that when I'm back in the States next week.___

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2014-08-20 23:35:22 (7 comments, 46 reshares, 126 +1s)

Rich Snippets in Search: A History and Where They Are Going Next

+AJ Kohn has published a masterful, comprehensive overview of rich snippets in Google search. Read it at >> http://stonet.co/1rYXS7M

Rich Snippets are visual add-ons to the regular organic search results that in some way enhance those results. Authorship photos, review stars, and video thumbnails are all examples of the great variety of rich snippets Google has tried out in its results.

The Faded Glory of Rich Snippets
But has that grand experiment, one AJ notes Google entered kicking and screaming, now run its course? It is beginning to appear that the results are in, and Google has decided that rich snippets have perhaps been overserved, and like a barroom drunk were drawing too much attention to themselves. 

In his article, AJ discusses the maturing ofGo... more »

Rich Snippets in Search: A History and Where They Are Going Next

+AJ Kohn has published a masterful, comprehensive overview of rich snippets in Google search. Read it at >> http://stonet.co/1rYXS7M

Rich Snippets are visual add-ons to the regular organic search results that in some way enhance those results. Authorship photos, review stars, and video thumbnails are all examples of the great variety of rich snippets Google has tried out in its results.

The Faded Glory of Rich Snippets
But has that grand experiment, one AJ notes Google entered kicking and screaming, now run its course? It is beginning to appear that the results are in, and Google has decided that rich snippets have perhaps been overserved, and like a barroom drunk were drawing too much attention to themselves. 

In his article, AJ discusses the maturing of Google's rich snippet algorithm, and why he thinks it has increasingly incorporated site quality filters, perhaps gained at least in part from Google's Panda updates. This (along with UX concerns, very likely) has led to an overall reduction in the amount of rich snippets now being shown.

Authorship As an Example
As I pointed out in my January article http://stonet.co/AuthorshipPurge, Authorship results were a prime example of this. Starting in December of 2013 Google not only began reducing the amount of Authorship rich snippets shown overall, but also instituted what I called two "classes" of Authorship. First class authors still got an author photo for most of their authorship-qualified results, while second class got only a byline.

Of course now, since the end of June, author photos have been removed altogether from non-personalized search. 

Finally, AJ posits that the Knowledge Graph may be replacing much of what rich snippets once did.

Please read his article for a fascinating deep dive into the mind of Google and how search results evolve over time. 

Read it at >> http://stonet.co/1rYXS7M___

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2014-08-20 08:03:06 (10 comments, 63 reshares, 140 +1s)

Moz's New Link Building is Excellent

I'm not just saying that. It's seriously good. Written by +Paddy Moogan, who consistently delivers some of the best tactics and tips for link builders, it's a terrific intro to the topic.

Announcing the All-New Beginner's Guide to Link Building
http://moz.com/beginners-guide-to-link-building

Authored by the one and only link building expert +Paddy Moogan
Topics covered include:
 1: What is Link Building & Why is it important?
 2: Types of Links (Both Good and Bad)
 3: How to Start a Link Building Campaign
 4: Link Building Tactics
 5: Link Building Metrics
 6: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Link Building
 7: Advanced Link Building Tips and Tricks

Announcement: http://moz.com/blog/beginners-guide-to-link-building___Moz's New Link Building is Excellent

I'm not just saying that. It's seriously good. Written by +Paddy Moogan, who consistently delivers some of the best tactics and tips for link builders, it's a terrific intro to the topic.

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2014-08-19 19:27:28 (14 comments, 42 reshares, 108 +1s)

Differences in How Rich vs. Poor Use Search Engines

The NYTimes' Upshot blog posted this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/upshot/inequality-and-web-search-trends.html on inequality and web search. An excerpt:

"The results, based on a decade of search data, offer a portrait of the very different subjects that occupy the thoughts of richer America and poorer America. They’re a glimpse into the id of our national inequality.

In the hardest places to live – which include large areas of Kentucky, Arkansas, Maine, New Mexico and Oregon – health problems, weight-loss diets, guns, video games and religion are all common search topics. The dark side of religion is of special interest: Antichrist has the second-highest correlation with the hardest places, and searches containing “hell” and “rapture” also make the top 10."

Differences in How Rich vs. Poor Use Search Engines

The NYTimes' Upshot blog posted this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/19/upshot/inequality-and-web-search-trends.html on inequality and web search. An excerpt:

"The results, based on a decade of search data, offer a portrait of the very different subjects that occupy the thoughts of richer America and poorer America. They’re a glimpse into the id of our national inequality.

In the hardest places to live – which include large areas of Kentucky, Arkansas, Maine, New Mexico and Oregon – health problems, weight-loss diets, guns, video games and religion are all common search topics. The dark side of religion is of special interest: Antichrist has the second-highest correlation with the hardest places, and searches containing “hell” and “rapture” also make the top 10."___

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2014-08-15 22:24:02 (53 comments, 66 reshares, 154 +1s)

I'm Not Exaggerating When I Say Reading this Article Might Save Your Life

I've never read a more convincing, well-documented, well-researched, and well argued article on a health benefit I had no idea existed: http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/truth-wont-admit-drinking-healthy-87891/

The shocking part to me was not that 1-2 drinks a day is healthy. The shocking part was learning that 6 drinks a day is statistically (peer-reviewed, massive-sample-size, every-known-factor-controlled-for) healthier than 0. Culturally speaking, my brain is not caught up to this reality, but I'm going to work on nudging it in that direction.

I'm Not Exaggerating When I Say Reading this Article Might Save Your Life

I've never read a more convincing, well-documented, well-researched, and well argued article on a health benefit I had no idea existed: http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/truth-wont-admit-drinking-healthy-87891/

The shocking part to me was not that 1-2 drinks a day is healthy. The shocking part was learning that 6 drinks a day is statistically (peer-reviewed, massive-sample-size, every-known-factor-controlled-for) healthier than 0. Culturally speaking, my brain is not caught up to this reality, but I'm going to work on nudging it in that direction.___

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2014-08-15 07:49:07 (10 comments, 49 reshares, 111 +1s)

Link Echoes (aka Link Ghosts) Appear to Be Consistent Parts of Google's Ranking Algorithms

This week's Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/linkechoes focuses on a pattern we observe when testing links. Remove the links and the page that moved higher seems to stay ranking, despite the loss of the links that propped it up.

Link Echoes (aka Link Ghosts) Appear to Be Consistent Parts of Google's Ranking Algorithms

This week's Whiteboard Friday: http://bit.ly/linkechoes focuses on a pattern we observe when testing links. Remove the links and the page that moved higher seems to stay ranking, despite the loss of the links that propped it up.___

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2014-08-14 17:27:23 (13 comments, 20 reshares, 67 +1s)

Super useful tool for those researching themselves, their competition, or their interests on G+:

NEW: Search Recent Posts of Any Google+ User at CircleCount

It happens all the time. You know someone you have circled wrote a post about a certain topic recently, but you can't find it. As good as Google+ search is, it isn't always great at locating content from a particular user.

+CircleCount comes to the rescue! Now if you find the user in CircleCount and scroll down to the listing of his or her most recent posts, you can do a quick search for any words in the 50 most recent posts.

Below is a search I just did on the profile of +martin shervington. He posts a lot about social media. Shocking! ;-)___Super useful tool for those researching themselves, their competition, or their interests on G+:

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2014-08-12 07:36:23 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 37 +1s)

My Email Stats from GoConspire

The nice folks at http://goconspire.com send a weekly stats email. This one is mine from last week, showing that I'm slowing down a bit (used to do ~2X that many emails/week as CEO). Might be because it's August, and peeps are on vacation :-)

My Email Stats from GoConspire

The nice folks at http://goconspire.com send a weekly stats email. This one is mine from last week, showing that I'm slowing down a bit (used to do ~2X that many emails/week as CEO). Might be because it's August, and peeps are on vacation :-)___

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2014-08-12 07:34:06 (6 comments, 15 reshares, 60 +1s)

A brave test to verify Groupon's fascinating results:

New Experiment: We Removed a Major Website from Google Search, for Science!

http://moz.com/blog/we-deindexed-followerwonk

At +Moz, we rolled up our experiment sleeves and chose to de-index Followerwonk, both for its consistent Google traffic and its good analytics setup—that way we could properly measure everything. We were also confident we could quickly bring the site back into Google's results, which minimized the business risks.

We wanted to measure and test several things:
• How quickly will Google remove a site from its index?
• How much of our organic traffic is actually attributed as direct traffic?
• How quickly can you bring a site back into search results using the URL removal tool?

Here's what happened. http://moz.com/blog/we-deindexed-followerwonk___A brave test to verify Groupon's fascinating results:

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2014-08-08 07:29:05 (22 comments, 166 reshares, 249 +1s)

SEO Tactics to Love vs. Leave

I gave a new presentation today at the +500startups conference in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/seoloveleave with a broad overview of some big changes in the SEO world alongside tactics I recommended startups should leave behind vs. those they should embrace. Hope you find it useful!

SEO Tactics to Love vs. Leave

I gave a new presentation today at the +500startups conference in San Francisco: http://bit.ly/seoloveleave with a broad overview of some big changes in the SEO world alongside tactics I recommended startups should leave behind vs. those they should embrace. Hope you find it useful!___

2014-08-06 18:41:06 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)

Do you use the new Mozbar? Help us make it better!

I've been loving the new Mozbar, though I always want to do more with it. If you use it and have 60 seconds, would love your input on this short, 5 question survey I'm running to help improve it: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MT8M6QF

Do you use the new Mozbar? Help us make it better!

I've been loving the new Mozbar, though I always want to do more with it. If you use it and have 60 seconds, would love your input on this short, 5 question survey I'm running to help improve it: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MT8M6QF___

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2014-08-05 07:56:19 (13 comments, 44 reshares, 116 +1s)

Given that Moz was a huge benefactor of both authorship photos and rich video snippets, so comparing our traffic and impression data from before vs. after Google's removal of those elements may be an interesting/useful barometer for others.

Thanks +Cyrus Shepard for doing the leg work to make this data transparent

What Happened After Google Pulled Author and Video Snippets: A Moz Case Study
http://moz.com/blog/traffic-case-study

Traffic didn't do what we expected after Google pulled our authorship photos. We also saw surprising impression changes in video results. We dug into the data to find out what it all means.

http://moz.com/blog/traffic-case-study___Given that Moz was a huge benefactor of both authorship photos and rich video snippets, so comparing our traffic and impression data from before vs. after Google's removal of those elements may be an interesting/useful barometer for others.

Thanks +Cyrus Shepard for doing the leg work to make this data transparent

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2014-08-05 05:22:13 (35 comments, 54 reshares, 116 +1s)

More bad news about authorship (and those who hoped it might eventually return):

Google Author Stats Is Missing! Removed From Google Webmaster Tools
And that's after sitting since 7/9 without being updated. I was going to write a post about that, but now it's completely gone. Yes, author stats leads to a 404 page in GWT.  Is it simply a glitch or is there something else going on? #seo cc: +Barry Schwartz

In the screenshot below, you can see the original link for author stats, then the 404 page, and then the "labs" section removed. It's gone alright.

+John Mueller is this coming back? Does this have anything to do with photos being removed?  Thanks for any help you can offer.___More bad news about authorship (and those who hoped it might eventually return):

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2014-08-01 00:13:29 (1 comments, 14 reshares, 69 +1s)

Webmaster Tools Showing Personalized Authorship Traffic?

If you log into Google Webmaster Tools, you'll find it's still reports authorship impressions and clicks, but at a much reduced level. Logically, this could be an indication of instances where your photo appeared in personalized, logged in searches from people who follow you on Google+.

In other words, GWT isn't reporting all the "byline" (photo-less) authorship results, but only those search results where your photo actually appears.

Webmaster Tools Showing Personalized Authorship Traffic?

If you log into Google Webmaster Tools, you'll find it's still reports authorship impressions and clicks, but at a much reduced level. Logically, this could be an indication of instances where your photo appeared in personalized, logged in searches from people who follow you on Google+.

In other words, GWT isn't reporting all the "byline" (photo-less) authorship results, but only those search results where your photo actually appears.___

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2014-07-31 17:50:34 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 24 +1s)

Must read from Dr. Pete:

One post, four Google updates. Authorship drops, video drops, in-depth articles double, and "Pigeon" rocks local packs, all between 6/28-7/28. Oh, Google - you so crazy...___Must read from Dr. Pete:

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2014-07-26 00:23:58 (3 comments, 29 reshares, 73 +1s)

Ugh. More changes from Google that require more changes from marketers - this time on video hosting and YouTube strategy. Good thoughts from +Casey Henry of +Wistia 

My new post on how to survive without Video Snippets. Check it out!___Ugh. More changes from Google that require more changes from marketers - this time on video hosting and YouTube strategy. Good thoughts from +Casey Henry of +Wistia 

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2014-07-26 00:20:16 (7 comments, 13 reshares, 37 +1s)

Big shakeup in Google's Local/Maps results:

Big Decline in 7 Pack Results

+Pete Meyers & +Cyrus Shepard of +Moz Local reached out to me and shared the results of the frequency of 7 Pack results in the 5000k localized queries they track every day.
+Greg Sterling fyi___Big shakeup in Google's Local/Maps results:

2014-07-23 22:41:07 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)

Google's principal designer for Search is doing an AMA! So many questions for him (but I'm locked up in meetings this afternoon, so y'all should ask):

I'm doing an AMA on Reddit from now until later this afternoon.

http://redd.it/2bitvo___Google's principal designer for Search is doing an AMA! So many questions for him (but I'm locked up in meetings this afternoon, so y'all should ask):

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2014-07-23 18:17:47 (20 comments, 7 reshares, 59 +1s)

Detective Hats On: A Mystery in "Related Searches"

The screencap below shows a list of what Google suggested as "related searches" for the query: https://www.google.com/search?q=bartender+community. Any guesses as to why terms like "arashi_on promoting" and "other advertisements" or even "promoting bartender community other" would show here?

Detective Hats On: A Mystery in "Related Searches"

The screencap below shows a list of what Google suggested as "related searches" for the query: https://www.google.com/search?q=bartender+community. Any guesses as to why terms like "arashi_on promoting" and "other advertisements" or even "promoting bartender community other" would show here?___

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2014-07-23 07:50:29 (21 comments, 57 reshares, 130 +1s)

Dear Google, links from YouMoz don't violate your quality guidelines

After a member of our community received an "inorganic links" warning in Webmaster Tools for his contribution to YouMoz, I wrote a letter to help set the matter straight: http://bit.ly/DearGoogle

Dear Google, links from YouMoz don't violate your quality guidelines

After a member of our community received an "inorganic links" warning in Webmaster Tools for his contribution to YouMoz, I wrote a letter to help set the matter straight: http://bit.ly/DearGoogle___

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2014-07-19 21:36:20 (11 comments, 35 reshares, 97 +1s)

How Moz Does Video

http://wistia.com/wistiafest/speaker/rand-fishkin - The crew from +Wistia posted my full presentation from Wistiafest on their site. If you're curious about our video stats, I'm very transparent with the data, and I also share a number of the specific tactics that help us succeed with video as a content format.

How Moz Does Video

http://wistia.com/wistiafest/speaker/rand-fishkin - The crew from +Wistia posted my full presentation from Wistiafest on their site. If you're curious about our video stats, I'm very transparent with the data, and I also share a number of the specific tactics that help us succeed with video as a content format.___

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2014-07-18 18:44:02 (32 comments, 8 reshares, 81 +1s)

Working on a New, Brighter/Lighter Version of the Mozbar

Some new screens from our design team that will be going to production soon are below. We heard the feedback that while folks love the features in the Mozbar (http://moz.com/tools/seo-toolbar), many wanted a less dark, less intrusive color palette.

Working on a New, Brighter/Lighter Version of the Mozbar

Some new screens from our design team that will be going to production soon are below. We heard the feedback that while folks love the features in the Mozbar (http://moz.com/tools/seo-toolbar), many wanted a less dark, less intrusive color palette.___

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2014-07-16 02:01:35 (4 comments, 46 reshares, 113 +1s)

GigaOm Research Survey of 300 Digital Marketers

What are we investing in? What's growing vs. shrinking? The report has some very nice data: http://go.extole.com/GigaOM-Research-TY.html?aliId=9472848

Sadly, they don't expound on methodology of gathering the responses, nor explain who the 300 marketers surveyed were (in-house, agency, consultant, independents, etc?).

GigaOm Research Survey of 300 Digital Marketers

What are we investing in? What's growing vs. shrinking? The report has some very nice data: http://go.extole.com/GigaOM-Research-TY.html?aliId=9472848

Sadly, they don't expound on methodology of gathering the responses, nor explain who the 300 marketers surveyed were (in-house, agency, consultant, independents, etc?).___

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2014-07-15 04:36:54 (16 comments, 9 reshares, 41 +1s)

What's Moz Up to the Next Few Years

I did an interview with +Andre Alpar on this topic and many others that was published today: http://www.omreport.com/episode-35-interview-with-rand-fishkin/ 

What's Moz Up to the Next Few Years

I did an interview with +Andre Alpar on this topic and many others that was published today: http://www.omreport.com/episode-35-interview-with-rand-fishkin/ ___

2014-07-13 19:04:25 (41 comments, 45 reshares, 78 +1s)

Do You Have 20 Seconds to Help Run an Experiment?

If so, please visit http://bit.ly/HelpRandTest3. Would love help sharing and spreading to get as many experiment takers as possible. Thanks so much!

p.s. Results from this series of tests will be published soon (a few more still to run) :-)

Do You Have 20 Seconds to Help Run an Experiment?

If so, please visit http://bit.ly/HelpRandTest3. Would love help sharing and spreading to get as many experiment takers as possible. Thanks so much!

p.s. Results from this series of tests will be published soon (a few more still to run) :-)___

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2014-07-11 19:04:31 (16 comments, 33 reshares, 154 +1s)

C'mon Google+, Get Me Some Stats Like Twitter!

Twitter's internal analytics took a giant step forward recently (https://analytics.twitter.com/user/randfish/tweets - replace "randfish" with your account to see your own). Here's to hoping that Google+ does the same in the near future (and LinkedIn for that matter).

C'mon Google+, Get Me Some Stats Like Twitter!

Twitter's internal analytics took a giant step forward recently (https://analytics.twitter.com/user/randfish/tweets - replace "randfish" with your account to see your own). Here's to hoping that Google+ does the same in the near future (and LinkedIn for that matter).___

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2014-07-11 08:05:49 (36 comments, 67 reshares, 153 +1s)

How Do You Boost Ad CTR 44.8%? Remove Google+ Authorship Photos

http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2014/07/10/removal-google-photos-impacts-ad-ctr

+WordStream calls this "the smoking gun," and while I'd still agree with skeptics that there were probably other factors at play in Google's decision to remove profile photos, it's hard not to think that ad CTR (and the resulting addition of billions of revenue to Google) weren't also a consideration.

How Do You Boost Ad CTR 44.8%? Remove Google+ Authorship Photos

http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2014/07/10/removal-google-photos-impacts-ad-ctr

+WordStream calls this "the smoking gun," and while I'd still agree with skeptics that there were probably other factors at play in Google's decision to remove profile photos, it's hard not to think that ad CTR (and the resulting addition of billions of revenue to Google) weren't also a consideration.___

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2014-07-11 07:59:20 (24 comments, 81 reshares, 159 +1s)

Can You Boil SEO Down to Just a Few Simple Practices?

It's a question that many of us in the SEO field hear all the time from those outside. This new Whiteboard Friday is for them (and for you): http://bit.ly/doesSEOboildown

Can You Boil SEO Down to Just a Few Simple Practices?

It's a question that many of us in the SEO field hear all the time from those outside. This new Whiteboard Friday is for them (and for you): http://bit.ly/doesSEOboildown___

2014-07-10 16:17:35 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)

I'll be live with Eric & Mark later today talking about how to suck (and how not to suck) at content marketing.

It 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!___I'll be live with Eric & Mark later today talking about how to suck (and how not to suck) at content marketing.

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2014-07-09 17:25:49 (4 comments, 30 reshares, 99 +1s)

Excellent Research Into Google's Indexation of Tweets

http://www.stonetemple.com/how-does-google-index-tweets/ - from +Eric Enge and the Stone Temple crew comes a great resource for those interested in how fast Google indexes tweets, what percent they keep in index (vs drop) and what predicts more/less indexation.

The only part I don't fully agree with are the conclusions. I think the researchers conflate indexation and discovery and assume that if Google doesn't index something, they must not be crawling it or finding URLs from it (which I'm not saying they always do - just that they could).

Excellent Research Into Google's Indexation of Tweets

http://www.stonetemple.com/how-does-google-index-tweets/ - from +Eric Enge and the Stone Temple crew comes a great resource for those interested in how fast Google indexes tweets, what percent they keep in index (vs drop) and what predicts more/less indexation.

The only part I don't fully agree with are the conclusions. I think the researchers conflate indexation and discovery and assume that if Google doesn't index something, they must not be crawling it or finding URLs from it (which I'm not saying they always do - just that they could).___

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2014-07-07 17:39:32 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 38 +1s)

+Oli Gardner writes a wonderful narrative about his first few experiences becoming a speaker in the marketing world.

+Oli Gardner writes a wonderful narrative about his first few experiences becoming a speaker in the marketing world.___

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2014-07-05 17:51:18 (5 comments, 19 reshares, 57 +1s)

We think words are arguments, but images are facts

This great contribution from Stephen J. Meyer shows the best way to change someone's mind isn't through arguing facts or even building up their self esteem. The key is to show data with visuals.

We think words are arguments, but images are facts

This great contribution from Stephen J. Meyer shows the best way to change someone's mind isn't through arguing facts or even building up their self esteem. The key is to show data with visuals.___

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2014-07-04 07:47:46 (21 comments, 18 reshares, 110 +1s)

The Most Ridiculous Whiteboard Friday I've Ever Done?

Well, you decide: http://bit.ly/mktmenfashion . It's called "5 Fashion Hacks for the Modern Male Marketer." Hopefully you'll enjoy this 4th of July weekend!

The Most Ridiculous Whiteboard Friday I've Ever Done?

Well, you decide: http://bit.ly/mktmenfashion . It's called "5 Fashion Hacks for the Modern Male Marketer." Hopefully you'll enjoy this 4th of July weekend!___

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2014-07-02 21:56:27 (11 comments, 74 reshares, 186 +1s)

The Content Promotion Ecosystem

This is a great graphic and solid article from +RelevancePublication on the ecosystem around paid promotion of content: http://relevance.com/introducing-the-content-promotion-ecosystem/ I think this merging of paid promotion and amplification of content is going to be very big over the next few years.

The Content Promotion Ecosystem

This is a great graphic and solid article from +RelevancePublication on the ecosystem around paid promotion of content: http://relevance.com/introducing-the-content-promotion-ecosystem/ I think this merging of paid promotion and amplification of content is going to be very big over the next few years.___

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2014-07-02 21:40:40 (3 comments, 7 reshares, 54 +1s)

How GrooveHQ Reached 1mm+ People Through Guest Blogging

Stick a fork in it? Maybe guest blogging (even without the SEO value) still carries some serious marketing firepower. Case study from +Groove http://www.groovehq.com/blog/guest-blogging

How GrooveHQ Reached 1mm+ People Through Guest Blogging

Stick a fork in it? Maybe guest blogging (even without the SEO value) still carries some serious marketing firepower. Case study from +Groove http://www.groovehq.com/blog/guest-blogging___

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2014-07-02 08:03:25 (15 comments, 77 reshares, 157 +1s)

Brands are Becoming Publishers

The trend feels almost unstoppable, and the data, stories, and reasoning behind the shift is well explained in this piece http://www.hugeinc.com/ideas/report/brands-as-publishers from +Huge 

Hattip to +SEER Interactive for the link via Twitter

Brands are Becoming Publishers

The trend feels almost unstoppable, and the data, stories, and reasoning behind the shift is well explained in this piece http://www.hugeinc.com/ideas/report/brands-as-publishers from +Huge 

Hattip to +SEER Interactive for the link via Twitter___

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2014-06-30 16:58:17 (24 comments, 7 reshares, 46 +1s)

"I believe conferences who only have white men speaking aren’t working hard enough. If you can only find Caucasian men living up to your conference’s standards, then your standards are biased and your worldview narrow. " +Erica McGillivray 

Bravo Erica! Also - if you want to understand how conferences like Ad:Tech, SMX, and Mozcon choose speakers, check out this interview with the folks behind speaker selection at each.

p.s. I'm very proud to say that the last few years, #Mozcon has been 50/50 women and men.

"I believe conferences who only have white men speaking aren’t working hard enough. If you can only find Caucasian men living up to your conference’s standards, then your standards are biased and your worldview narrow. " +Erica McGillivray 

Bravo Erica! Also - if you want to understand how conferences like Ad:Tech, SMX, and Mozcon choose speakers, check out this interview with the folks behind speaker selection at each.

p.s. I'm very proud to say that the last few years, #Mozcon has been 50/50 women and men.___

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2014-06-30 05:01:47 (7 comments, 6 reshares, 33 +1s)

For the Last Decade, I've Admired a Lot About Silicon Valley Culture

But over the last few years, that respect has faded, and http://qz.com/225782/the-next-thing-silicon-valley-needs-to-disrupt-big-time-its-own-culture/ shows a lot of examples why. My favorite part of the piece is below:

"Try to remember the last time someone successfully changed your mind. Try, just for a moment, to suppose that it’s probably unnatural for an industry to be so heavily dominated by white and Asian middle-class males under 30 who keep telling each other to only hire their friends. Having supposed that, think about what a just future should look like, and how to get there."

For the Last Decade, I've Admired a Lot About Silicon Valley Culture

But over the last few years, that respect has faded, and http://qz.com/225782/the-next-thing-silicon-valley-needs-to-disrupt-big-time-its-own-culture/ shows a lot of examples why. My favorite part of the piece is below:

"Try to remember the last time someone successfully changed your mind. Try, just for a moment, to suppose that it’s probably unnatural for an industry to be so heavily dominated by white and Asian middle-class males under 30 who keep telling each other to only hire their friends. Having supposed that, think about what a just future should look like, and how to get there."___

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2014-06-29 19:51:09 (20 comments, 66 reshares, 170 +1s)

Anchor Text Probably Influences Search Suggest

A few years ago, I started using the phrase "serendipitous travel blog" when linking to Geraldine's travel blog. The phrase had almost no exact matches around the web, and now it's used on many places that have picked it up from my professional bio. As you can see, it's also become part of Google's search suggest.

It's also possible that this could have influenced search suggest even if it wasn't anchor text (and was just part of the text, but then other phrases in my bio would do the same thing, and that doesn't seem to be the case).

Anchor Text Probably Influences Search Suggest

A few years ago, I started using the phrase "serendipitous travel blog" when linking to Geraldine's travel blog. The phrase had almost no exact matches around the web, and now it's used on many places that have picked it up from my professional bio. As you can see, it's also become part of Google's search suggest.

It's also possible that this could have influenced search suggest even if it wasn't anchor text (and was just part of the text, but then other phrases in my bio would do the same thing, and that doesn't seem to be the case).___

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2014-06-27 15:20:32 (14 comments, 64 reshares, 144 +1s)

8 Tactics Leveraging Email Alerts to Boost SEO

http://bit.ly/emailalertSEO <-- New Whiteboard Friday on setting up alerts that can help you ID link sources, monitor the competition, and discover keyword & content opportunities.

8 Tactics Leveraging Email Alerts to Boost SEO

http://bit.ly/emailalertSEO <-- New Whiteboard Friday on setting up alerts that can help you ID link sources, monitor the competition, and discover keyword & content opportunities.___

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2014-06-25 23:46:59 (30 comments, 70 reshares, 136 +1s)

Google Is Removing Author Photos from Search. Why?

Anyone who follows me knows that I have invested heavily in trying to be one of the foremost experts on the subject of Google Authorship and Google's overall desire to be able to identify authors as topical authorities.

So you might imagine that it came as a huge shock to me when I heard the announcement today that Google will be removing author photos entirely from Google search results. Some might expect I'd even consider it a blow. I don't, but more on that below.

In addition to removing the photos, they will also no longer show Google+ circle counts for Google Authorship authors. All that will remain is a small byline in the result. For more details see http://searchengineland.com/google-plays-authorship-search-results-dropping-profile-image-google-circle-count-195163

Cleaning Up the... more »

Google Is Removing Author Photos from Search. Why?

Anyone who follows me knows that I have invested heavily in trying to be one of the foremost experts on the subject of Google Authorship and Google's overall desire to be able to identify authors as topical authorities.

So you might imagine that it came as a huge shock to me when I heard the announcement today that Google will be removing author photos entirely from Google search results. Some might expect I'd even consider it a blow. I don't, but more on that below.

In addition to removing the photos, they will also no longer show Google+ circle counts for Google Authorship authors. All that will remain is a small byline in the result. For more details see http://searchengineland.com/google-plays-authorship-search-results-dropping-profile-image-google-circle-count-195163

Cleaning Up the SERPs
Google's +John Mueller had the following to say about this change:

We've been doing lots of work to clean up the visual design of our search results, in particular creating a better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices. As a part of this, we're simplifying the way authorship is shown in mobile and desktop search results, removing the profile photo and circle count. (Our experiments indicate that click-through behavior on this new less-cluttered design is similar to the previous one.)

And that's why this doesn't come as a huge surprise to me. Google has been telling us (and signalling by much of what they've done) that the game for the future of search is now to be won or lost on the mobile playing field. But with the addition of a street band's worth of bells and whistles on the SERPs these past few years, they had set themselves up for a very wobbly and inconsistent search experience.

In short, mobile users want things simple and clean.

It's the same thing most of us do when we realize it's finally time to unclutter our houses. Ultimately, some things must go. You hold up each object and try to think of ways you could justify keeping it, but in the interest of the bigger project (a cleaner, less cluttered house), that old bowling trophy goes into the waste bin.

The End of Authorship? Hells No
That's how I think the decision process went down at Google. I think they understood the value of the author photos, but at the end of the day, whatever that value was, it was not greater than the value they'd gain by uncluttering their search pages.

Google Authorship continues. Qualifying authors will still get a byline on search results, so Google hasn't abandoned it. 

Besides, the bigger project here for Google I think is not author photos in search but the much ballyhooed but so far elusive "author rank," the ability to confidently determine who the content creators are in any given topic whom most people trust, and boost their content when appropriate. At SMX Advanced this month +Matt Cutts indicated that was still a priority, but was also still a long way off in being accomplished.

This is a long haul project folks. Don't head for the lifeboats every time Google makes a change.

Am I disappointed to see the photos going? I sure am. But such is the search business. Google isn't driven by whims or emotions. If they're doing this, they're doing it because their data and testing tells them it will be for the better in the long run.

The biggest downside I see is that probably now there will be less incentive for new people to use Authorship markup. But I have a feeling Google isn't worried about that. As I've been saying, they know that most people never would adopt it anyway. They've got to be working on the ability to identify authors and their content without depending on markup.

That's coming, but it will take a while. Stay tuned!

For another very thoughtful take on this development, I highly recommend this post by +Eli Fennell: http://stonet.co/TkfMpU

#googleauthorship   #authorship   #googleauthorrank   #authorrank  ___

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2014-06-23 22:47:08 (0 comments, 22 reshares, 72 +1s)

An expansion on what "Negative SEO" can entail, and a look at the truly shady tactics that site owners should be aware of.

___An expansion on what "Negative SEO" can entail, and a look at the truly shady tactics that site owners should be aware of.

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2014-06-22 00:47:28 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

Video About Independent Games Provides Surprising Insights into Marketing & the Web

New post on my personal blog: http://moz.com/rand/video-independent-games-provides-surprising-insights-into-marketing-the-web/

Video About Independent Games Provides Surprising Insights into Marketing & the Web

New post on my personal blog: http://moz.com/rand/video-independent-games-provides-surprising-insights-into-marketing-the-web/___

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2014-06-20 16:41:49 (10 comments, 34 reshares, 110 +1s)

Death of the Office / Rise of the Telecommuter

http://www.intuit.co.uk/small-business-resources/death-of-the-office/index.jsp is one of the only infographic-style content pieces I've seen a in a long time that was well-designed enough to hold my attention and deliver the content in a usable format. Hopefully, more graphics will be designed with this degree of care.

Death of the Office / Rise of the Telecommuter

http://www.intuit.co.uk/small-business-resources/death-of-the-office/index.jsp is one of the only infographic-style content pieces I've seen a in a long time that was well-designed enough to hold my attention and deliver the content in a usable format. Hopefully, more graphics will be designed with this degree of care.___

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2014-06-20 16:40:15 (3 comments, 8 reshares, 26 +1s)

Potentially important to those who may be hit by Panda. See +Joost de Valk's findings below: 

We've managed to "recover" two sites from the last Panda with a simple fix; read all about it :)___Potentially important to those who may be hit by Panda. See +Joost de Valk's findings below: 

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2014-06-19 17:05:03 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 64 +1s)

Great Example of Content with Broad Resonance, Sailing Across the Web

This piece currently has more than 500K collective shares: http://oliveremberton.com/2014/life-is-a-game-this-is-your-strategy-guide/ Impressive, and I think there's takeaways for content marketers in terms of format, appeal, use of custom images, and short, punchy blocks of text and bullets rather than long-form paragraph after paragraph.

Great Example of Content with Broad Resonance, Sailing Across the Web

This piece currently has more than 500K collective shares: http://oliveremberton.com/2014/life-is-a-game-this-is-your-strategy-guide/ Impressive, and I think there's takeaways for content marketers in terms of format, appeal, use of custom images, and short, punchy blocks of text and bullets rather than long-form paragraph after paragraph.___

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2014-06-17 15:17:20 (1 comments, 26 reshares, 72 +1s)

Feeding the Hummingbird: Structured Markup Isn't the Only Way to Talk to Google
http://moz.com/blog/feeding-the-hummingbird

Here's the deal: People who haven't implemented structured data on their website shouldn't feel left out of the entity search revolution. While microformats and Schema.org are great, they are only one of the ways search engines can extract relationships from your content.

In this post we explore 7 ways to strengthen semantic relationships in your content, including;
• Keywords
• HTML elements
• Entities and synonyms
• Anchor text and links
• Google Local
• Structured data highlighter
• CMS plugins

... all without complex markup languages. (and at least 3 reference to +Bill Slawski) Read the full post here: http://moz.com/blog/feeding-the-hummingbird

Feeding the Hummingbird: Structured Markup Isn't the Only Way to Talk to Google
http://moz.com/blog/feeding-the-hummingbird

Here's the deal: People who haven't implemented structured data on their website shouldn't feel left out of the entity search revolution. While microformats and Schema.org are great, they are only one of the ways search engines can extract relationships from your content.

In this post we explore 7 ways to strengthen semantic relationships in your content, including;
• Keywords
• HTML elements
• Entities and synonyms
• Anchor text and links
• Google Local
• Structured data highlighter
• CMS plugins

... all without complex markup languages. (and at least 3 reference to +Bill Slawski) Read the full post here: http://moz.com/blog/feeding-the-hummingbird___

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2014-06-17 06:33:19 (8 comments, 30 reshares, 65 +1s)

If Negative SEO is Possible, We Need to Prove It

New blog post: http://moz.com/rand/negative-seo-possible-need-irrefutable-public-example/ on what's needed to help nudge Google to change their practices.

If Negative SEO is Possible, We Need to Prove It

New blog post: http://moz.com/rand/negative-seo-possible-need-irrefutable-public-example/ on what's needed to help nudge Google to change their practices.___

Buttons

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

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






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

Rand Fishkin