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Wayne Barker has been shared in 15 public circles

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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 09:14:42500115
Patrick Coombe1,293Hey Everyone! Sharing my inbound.org Google+ Circle for anyone that is interested.This is a great circle to follow, and has a ton of talented people from our industry. I've updated this circle to include the current "top 50" on inbound as well as another 31 people that I've met through inbound along the way including:+Robert Duckers+Mark Traphagen+Max Minzer+Rand Fishkin+Jonathon Colman+David Cohen+AJ Kohn+Tom Critchlow+Tony McCreathand so much more!Feel free to share this circle or add people as you wish.Thanks!2014-01-20 06:45:08815310
Alessandro Folghera17,593#SEO Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just: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 ...      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)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     #sharedcircle  2013-10-15 04:16:57354222337
Meilani MacDonald9,465Social Media and Marketing CircleA couple of days ago I wrote this great long post about having goals and reaching for them here on Google+. I mentioned several people in that post who I had watched and learned from.  Folks who make the best posts, from which I learned so much about marketing, social media networking, and business in general. I want to share these gems with you.This is my social media and marketing circle. Many of the people in this circle are professional social media or Internet marketers. Some use a specific medium for their marketing, such as video, or press releases, for example. Some of them are just folks that are doing such a great job of marketing themselves that I added them to the circle as people to watch and learn from. There are just a few included who are not active here on G+, but they are more active on FB where I follow their posts, and since I want to encourage them to come to the light side and share their great stuff with us here, I still included them. Whether you want to learn the principals of social media and Internet marketing yourself, or you're thinking about hiring someone to do your social media and/or Internet marketing tasks, this is a good place to start. #socialmedia   #marketing   #sharedcircles   #business  2013-02-06 23:14:39209628
Best Publicly Shared Circles590We are back!Celebrating the upcoming New Year with a grab bag circle! #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #circleoftheday   #circleshared  2012-12-27 00:55:182630811
Shared Circles Public328Our followers are growing and we want others to be a part of it!When you see a circle of interesting people here on Google+ mention this page and we will make sure to pass the circle onto others! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday  2012-09-15 08:22:08181426
Circle Share Public329187 Interesting people to follow!See a circle that needs to be passed on? Mention this page and we'll share it with others! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday  2012-09-15 08:15:5218712618
Best Publicly Shared Circles0Our followers are growing!Remember if you come across worthwhile circle in your stream that contains interesting people make sure to mention our page and we will share it with others! #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday  2012-09-15 08:06:15117007
Full Circle4,124Full Circle Share #5 of 7319 Awesome Google+'er's to follow. #circleshare   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare2012-08-17 20:06:08319001
Full Circle2,965Welcome New Followers You've been Circled 7.23.12#circleshare   #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshareThis circle only contains people who have circled us since our last update. Want to be included in the next "New Followers" circle update? Just add us to your Circles (new circlers only, sorry, we can't add you if you don't circle us).2012-07-23 18:10:46214727
Nothing but Circles2,585Welcome to +Nothing but Circles Note:  If you have been shared in  this circle before, you will not be included in another. The circle is of people that just started following our page and every welcome circle will have different people in them. #welcome  2012-07-20 17:54:02971110
ilaxi patel0SEO Wisdom Shared Circle : are you an SEO ?2012-07-20 08:46:54200403
Thomas Hefke140200 english speaking SEOs with a lot of interesting people from the US, UK +++ including Distilled, SEOmoz, Seerinteractive ... #seo  2012-07-09 13:57:54200535
Paul Gailey Alburquerque529Outreach InboundRead on for a suggestion how you can make Inbound more cool.Enlarged Circle of Inbound MembersA few months back I originally shared out this Circle of the top 50 Inbound members.Of course the list changes and so does the opportunity to welcome new people to inbound.orgThe enlarged Circle is contained here although note it is only visible/manageable from a full PC/Mac browser and not from mobile access.The Fat slice challengeSince the January launch of Inbound.org I've been interested in the share pie evolution of the community mmkt.in/inboundsharepieThe largest category at launch and therefore segment of that pie was, unsurprisngly, SEO.It has since shrunk from it's peak of 29% as a proportion of the overall category pie.Alas these are not Karma weighted share of categories, just simple submission arithmetic, however I still think it would be cool to see that dominating proportion shrink more so as other content categories become populated by new contributors.And that's the point of this post on Google Plus: Everyone can attract a new member. Allow me to suggest how.Tag 'n Tell to Outreach InboundSo here's the deal. Do you want to see more cool content on inbound.org ?Want to see more content from new contributors?More content diversity, and not just the usual suspects or sources?If yes, then let's play as follows.1. Comment here and briefly explain how Inbound has made a difference to you. Maybe it's a technique that you have applied or benefitted from. Perhaps an awesome discovery, person, company, case study, Hottest item, whatever that has really moved the needle for you or your clients. Something that made you go YES!2. Tag at least two people who you think are not yet active on inbound.org People who you think would make brilliant contributors. Other marketers who create or share amazing stuff. This is their invitation to join in so everyone can win.Twitter ListFinally, if Google Plus is not yet floating your boat (hell WTF not?) here is a public Twitter list from the top 50 Inbound members: mmkt.in/inboundersSo here goes, this is my Tag 'n Tell for Inbound Outreach:1. I've made some fantastic introductions via Inbound with some fine minds and now have an excellent noise filter to draw on. Thank you to all of you. One post that totally caught my imagination from +Chris Dyson was the technique: Using an Email from Google+ to Update a WordPress Blog.2. Tagging +Paul Fabretti +Kelvin Newman +Paul Sutton --------------p.s The more observant of you may notice this post conforms to Google Plus' new Asynchronous Post Rank Incomi2012-04-01 16:25:50592411
Paul Gailey Alburquerque159Here is a #gplus Circle of the Top 50 Members of Inbound.org This Circle is manually created from http://inbound.org/top-members as of 20th February 2012. Ideally I would prefer to see, in addition to this, at least an all Members circle but that's not possible based on the available public information.On the whole I've been pretty stoked about the content shared by the Community which supplements, albeit overlaps a little, with Twitter, although I do confess I was hopeful of more debate in the threads.Personally I find that the composition of the share pie http://mmkt.in/inboundsharepie still leans too much towards pure SEO (at 29%) although that's understandable based on the seed list.However it is somewhat short on those areas that so much pro SEO opinion has deemed important in 2012+ I'm referring to the Categories of Video, Local, Mobile.I think it would also be welcome for Members to exert their attraction charms to bring other marketing professionals onboard in those categories where the numbers are relatively low.I'm hopeful the Community will evolve onwards & upwards as will the functions and integrations of the site.Thanks to all of you.Paul2012-02-20 22:48:2850101510

Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 8

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2014-05-06 18:53:57 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The Good Ole Days

Who remembers the bag phone on the boat? Wait. Me either! Silly Radio Shack.

#gifs   #gif  

Most reshares: 2

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2014-02-27 20:12:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

*Hats of to +dan barker (@danbarker) for this one!!*

Most plusones: 7

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2014-02-27 20:12:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

*Hats of to +dan barker (@danbarker) for this one!!*

Latest 50 posts

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2015-02-27 22:21:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Twitter Adds 'View Tweet Activity' to Tweets
Nice little addition to see real-time analytics on your tweets rather than having to go to the usual analytics.twitter.com...

#twitter #socialmedia

Twitter Adds 'View Tweet Activity' to Tweets
Nice little addition to see real-time analytics on your tweets rather than having to go to the usual analytics.twitter.com...

#twitter #socialmedia___

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2015-02-27 20:54:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-08-11 21:06:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Every Monday we do a little Ecommerce Chat thing on twitter (#ecomchat). Today was on 'Content for Ecommerce'. Here was the list of 30 purposes/benefits of content for ecommerce sites, as defined by the (excellent) participants.

(for clarity - they're in the order they were mentioned, not priority order)

Every Monday we do a little Ecommerce Chat thing on twitter (#ecomchat). Today was on 'Content for Ecommerce'. Here was the list of 30 purposes/benefits of content for ecommerce sites, as defined by the (excellent) participants.

(for clarity - they're in the order they were mentioned, not priority order)___

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2014-07-30 06:38:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

“Content is King” I hear every day. But do we really create content for the audience or content to satisfy our marketing bosses...

“Content is King” I hear every day. But do we really create content for the audience or content to satisfy our marketing bosses...___

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2014-07-30 06:35:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"General Shenanigans"

:-)

Everything You Think You Know About Generation Y Is Wrong! 

Young adults today are better behaved than they have been in the past 20 years. When it comes to general shenanigans—including alcohol and drug use, teen pregnancy, violent crimes and more—rates have declined across the board over the past 20 years. 

Source (and more drill-downs): http://goo.gl/MwCSCp

#foodforthought  ___"General Shenanigans"

:-)

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2014-07-30 06:31:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Avoid Playing Email Ping Pong With “If…Then” Statements 

Avoid Playing Email Ping Pong With “If…Then” Statements ___

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2014-07-30 06:31:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Avoid Playing Email Ping Pong With “If…Then” Statements 

Avoid Playing Email Ping Pong With “If…Then” Statements ___

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2014-07-08 06:20:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

There’s Something In The Water At This Abandoned Shopping Mall… http://feedly.com/e/Jm9Pt4Cl

There’s Something In The Water At This Abandoned Shopping Mall… http://feedly.com/e/Jm9Pt4Cl___

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2014-06-22 21:03:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

LOL :D

LOL :D___

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2014-06-14 07:24:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-06-14 07:22:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Oops. Math #fail

Oops. Math #fail___

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2014-06-10 17:01:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

New on SEtalks.com >> SEO Interview with very Interesting Mr. +Tony Dimmock 

New on SEtalks.com >> SEO Interview with very Interesting Mr. +Tony Dimmock ___

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2014-06-10 12:19:43 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

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2014-06-10 06:46:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Ow.

Ow.___

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2014-06-07 10:55:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Anatomy of a Perfect Web Page

A nicely presented ebook-as-a-web-page guide to every element of a well-designed web page from +Hit Reach. It includes a clickable index at the top.

HT +Chris Dyson  #plusonly  

Anatomy of a Perfect Web Page

A nicely presented ebook-as-a-web-page guide to every element of a well-designed web page from +Hit Reach. It includes a clickable index at the top.

HT +Chris Dyson  #plusonly  ___

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2014-06-07 10:53:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I think it's time to call it a day. My brain has too many tabs open!

Can you relate?

Enjoy your weekend!

h/t +Dean Radice 

#tgif   #weekend   #fridaynight  

I think it's time to call it a day. My brain has too many tabs open!

Can you relate?

Enjoy your weekend!

h/t +Dean Radice 

#tgif   #weekend   #fridaynight  ___

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2014-05-23 19:30:37 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

We are at an inflection point with mobile technology. At least for now this picture accurately captures the relationship between me and my iOS and Android devices!

How about you?

Source: +Manu Cornet  + http://goo.gl/MpwfhQ

We are at an inflection point with mobile technology. At least for now this picture accurately captures the relationship between me and my iOS and Android devices!

How about you?

Source: +Manu Cornet  + http://goo.gl/MpwfhQ___

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2014-05-21 02:00:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Link Attraction, not Link Building

There's a very widespread misconception that I'd be remiss not to address.  There's a lot of people who seem to believe that the shift in focus from link building to attracting links is a new thing, and only brought about by Penguin penalties.

http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/forums/topic/2126-linking-strategies/#entry18798

So, here's a post I made back in 2003 on the Cre8asite forums, during the first year those forums were around.

"So lets look at how to approach it like the marketing objective it is today. You make it a part of the design. You build link-attracting content, and link-helping features right into the website" 

That's 11 years ago, and using those exact words: "link-attracting"

Yes, before penguin came along a lot of very poor-quality SEOs wereb... more »

Link Attraction, not Link Building

There's a very widespread misconception that I'd be remiss not to address.  There's a lot of people who seem to believe that the shift in focus from link building to attracting links is a new thing, and only brought about by Penguin penalties.

http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/forums/topic/2126-linking-strategies/#entry18798

So, here's a post I made back in 2003 on the Cre8asite forums, during the first year those forums were around.

"So lets look at how to approach it like the marketing objective it is today. You make it a part of the design. You build link-attracting content, and link-helping features right into the website" 

That's 11 years ago, and using those exact words: "link-attracting"

Yes, before penguin came along a lot of very poor-quality SEOs were building links through methods that were corner-cutting and of dubious value.  Worse than that, before Penguin it often seemed to work for a while.  At least for long enough for the site below it to see it and emulate the same tactics.  And even before Penguin, a lot of those sites got slapped with penalties within 6 months.  Of course, six months was often long enough to make it all seem worthwhile.

But even back then good SEO companies and individuals were resisting the shortcuts and advocating much more robust, reliable, solid linking strategies.  You can see in the tone of my post from 11 years ago that even then I didn't think I was exactly creating a whole new philosophy.  This is what I'd been doing for years.

You'll see that my recommendation all those years ago was in leveraging your network, and creating remarkable, link-attracting content.  The exact same advice we still give today.

In fact the only part of that not-insubstantial post that I'd probably not still advise is the one part that, post-Penguin, now needs more caveats than I gave it then:
"Giving testimonials, or articles, to other sites will almost always earn you a link in return"

Not that the advice has changed, it simply needs a list of provisos and advice about where you put those articles, that the quality be high, etc.

This, my friends, is why we old-school SEOs get grumpy about clueless people who knew nothing but the very worst of SEO tricks shouting that "content marketing is the new SEO" or that "social media is the new SEO", etc.  It's old SEO for those who had a clue about SEO, and very, very little has changed in SEO best practices in 12 years, apart from the level of foolproof provisos we have to give to those who invariably fail to understand.___

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2014-05-06 18:53:57 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The Good Ole Days

Who remembers the bag phone on the boat? Wait. Me either! Silly Radio Shack.

#gifs   #gif  

The Good Ole Days

Who remembers the bag phone on the boat? Wait. Me either! Silly Radio Shack.

#gifs   #gif  ___

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2014-05-06 18:50:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Betcha didn't know you were following the best looking man in the world! Unfortunately, Google has stripped me of the #1 image listing - where is you come in! If there's anywhere you can toss the site a link or two, I'd be super appreciative.

If not, just read it and laugh.

Betcha didn't know you were following the best looking man in the world! Unfortunately, Google has stripped me of the #1 image listing - where is you come in! If there's anywhere you can toss the site a link or two, I'd be super appreciative.

If not, just read it and laugh.___

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2014-04-29 15:38:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So we went to BrightonSEO. +Lauren Roitman did the words and I messed around with some felt tips :)

So we went to BrightonSEO. +Lauren Roitman did the words and I messed around with some felt tips :)___

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2014-04-25 19:39:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

SKINNY NOTES: Is Google+ Walking Dead Mass Hysteria

I am in the middle of putting together my #WeeklyMarketingSkinny  for tomorrow and one of the biggest stories of the week is the sudden departure of Google+ head +Vic Gundotra and the revelations rumors told as facts that followed/still coming.

Here are the skinny notes on what went down thus far.

1. +Vic Gundotra ANNOUNCED HIS DEPARTURE FROM GOOGLE.

Vic Gundotra, the father of Google+, announced on April 24 that he is leaving Google after eight years with the company.

It’s unclear where he is going next or who will take over his position at Google.

In his announcement, Gundotra says he is “looking forward to the journey yet to come.”

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+VicGundotra/posts/MFrDF3W4RJL

2. +Larry Page REACTS TO VIC'SDEPARTURE... more »

SKINNY NOTES: Is Google+ Walking Dead Mass Hysteria

I am in the middle of putting together my #WeeklyMarketingSkinny  for tomorrow and one of the biggest stories of the week is the sudden departure of Google+ head +Vic Gundotra and the revelations rumors told as facts that followed/still coming.

Here are the skinny notes on what went down thus far.

1. +Vic Gundotra ANNOUNCED HIS DEPARTURE FROM GOOGLE.

Vic Gundotra, the father of Google+, announced on April 24 that he is leaving Google after eight years with the company.

It’s unclear where he is going next or who will take over his position at Google.

In his announcement, Gundotra says he is “looking forward to the journey yet to come.”

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+VicGundotra/posts/MFrDF3W4RJL

2. +Larry Page REACTS TO VIC'S DEPARTURE

In his response, Larry Page emphasized that Google would continue to invest in Google+. 

"Good luck with your next project after Google.  In the meantime we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever increasing number of Google+ fans."

https://plus.google.com/+LarryPage/posts/A2gm48nzitx

3. +Dave Besbris  WILL BE NEW HEAD OF GOOGLE+

David Besbris will take over for departing Vic Gundotra - confirmed by Google to +Marketing Land.

http://marketingland.com/google-head-vic-gundotra-david-besbris-81478

And then...

4. TECHCRUNCH PUBLISHED GOOGLE+ IS WALKING DEAD POST

This is where all the mass hysteria comes from.

Following +David Amerland's footsteps, I won't link to the post directly (not a big fan of being baited); you figure it out: techcrunch[dot][com]/2014/04/24/google-is-walking-dead/

Main points from TC post:

♨  they learned the following unconfirmed facts from multiple sources (one paragraph later they say 'two sources');

♨  Google+ will no longer be considered a product, but a platform — essentially ending its competition with other social networks like Facebook and Twitter;

♨  Google has apparently been reshuffling the teams that used to form the core of Google+, a group numbering between 1,000 and 1,200 employees;

♨  the Google Hangouts team will be moving to the Android team;

♨  the photos team will follow;

♨  Google+ is not “officially” dead, more like walking dead;

♨  there will no longer be a policy of “required” Google+ integrations for Google products;

♨  A Google representative has vehemently denied these claims. 

As you can imagine, all hell broke loose after this post.

5. A SLEW OF GOOGLE+ IS DEAD / NOT DEAD POSTS FOLLOWED

Everyone and their dog jumped on the bandwagon.

Some simply retold TC rumors as facts, like +Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/google-changes-2014-4.

Others actually took their time and offered their best take on the situation, like +Fast Company http://goo.gl/rPEfMz, +Forbes http://goo.gl/G9GZdO, or +The Wall Street Journal http://goo.gl/GV0oGa.

Yet others really took their time to analyze the situation as they saw it.

Here are a few notables:

♨  +Danny Sullivan wrote What Would Happen If Google Really Did Kill Google+? at +Marketing Land, where he plays out the scenario to imagine what might happen if Google were to go the 'single-purpose social apps' route like Facebook.

http://goo.gl/N4t4JN

♨  +David Amerland writes in Didn’t You Hear? Good Journalism is Dead! that the stories TechCrunch writes are intended to get as many eyeballs as possible because the metric affects their advertising rate.

http://goo.gl/kNRZOB

♨  +Mark Traphagen mentions in a comment on +David Amerland G+ post:

What is at issue is the reporters' interepretation of what the sources said. NONE of the sources actually said "Google is killing Google+" That's the interpretation of the writers, trying to put together a story out of a few isolated facts.

Anyway, for what it's worth, I just got my own anonymous source. Just had a private conversation with someone very highly placed in G+, someone whose name many of you would recognize, but I can't name him here.

He told me that not only is G+ not "walking dead," they are working crazy schedules to bring out a number of new features and innovations in the coming months. He said, and this I quote, "everything about Google+ is up and to the right at Google."

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DavidAmerland/posts/3suFwbTBB2m

♨  +Matt Cruikshank, an ex-Googler, responded with I'm embarrassed for TechCrunch at how badly they handled Vic Gundotra's departure - the title says it all. 

My fave from Matt's post in response to TechCrunch statement We hear that there’s a new building on campus, so many of those people are getting moved physically, as well — not necessarily due to Gundotra’s departure.:

We hear they're also eating Chinese food on Fridays - not necessarily due to Gundotra's departure.

http://goo.gl/ssIINF

ht +Mark Traphagen 

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And that's the latest thus far, folks.

I am sure you've got a take or two on all of this; would love to hear from you in the comments.

#googleplus #techcrunch___

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2014-04-25 19:31:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-04-22 18:24:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

When Can We Get Our Number 1s Back?

Bloody hell!! 400,00 Spammy links!?

http://www.hitreach.co.uk/digital-rockstars/when-can-we-get-our-number-1s-back/

When Can We Get Our Number 1s Back?

Bloody hell!! 400,00 Spammy links!?

http://www.hitreach.co.uk/digital-rockstars/when-can-we-get-our-number-1s-back/___

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2014-04-22 17:37:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

alas drop catch spammers still succeed Matt

The video seems common sense, like so many of them, but the reality is that drop catch spammers still play havoc on the SERPs.

I've seen them time and again, and Google, despite getting into the registrar space, seems unable to detect them.

So there's an old .org out there somewhere from probably a campaign that maybe 10 years ago had big celebrity backing and widespread mainstream media mention. It's got a tonne of high quality LRD's attached to it but at some point the .org is no longer maintained and the organisation disbandens.

Along comes the drop catcher, keeps the domain and only slightly modifies the content to contextually semantically outwit the Google Bot.

Preserves some of the money pages on the domain and orphans them so not to unsettle the spider.

Keeps... more »

alas drop catch spammers still succeed Matt

The video seems common sense, like so many of them, but the reality is that drop catch spammers still play havoc on the SERPs.

I've seen them time and again, and Google, despite getting into the registrar space, seems unable to detect them.

So there's an old .org out there somewhere from probably a campaign that maybe 10 years ago had big celebrity backing and widespread mainstream media mention. It's got a tonne of high quality LRD's attached to it but at some point the .org is no longer maintained and the organisation disbandens.

Along comes the drop catcher, keeps the domain and only slightly modifies the content to contextually semantically outwit the Google Bot.

Preserves some of the money pages on the domain and orphans them so not to unsettle the spider.

Keeps the anchor text links from the high authority pages (I mean those BBC or wikipedia pages never get updated/removed do they?) and starts to inexplicably rank high for competitive terms. Heck, they will even change their trading name and business to match the inherited domain.

And Google does not see it.

It's just a more advanced form of spam, but it still oozing out of SERPs like it's 1999.___

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2014-04-21 13:27:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It was an honor for me to Interview +Dan Sharp of +Screaming Frog SEO Spider in my SEO Interview section and get some amazing answers regarding SEO and Digital Marketing.

It was an honor for me to Interview +Dan Sharp of +Screaming Frog SEO Spider in my SEO Interview section and get some amazing answers regarding SEO and Digital Marketing.___

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2014-04-19 10:40:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

'Productivity'

http://feedly.com/e/4vfHx4C6

'Productivity'

http://feedly.com/e/4vfHx4C6___

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2014-04-10 19:55:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#ThrowbackThursday: Flash web design (formerly known as SmartSketch, then FutureSplash) was all the rage in the late 1990s. You could hardly navigate the web without encountering a bouncing logo or a splash of neon. http://hub.am/1lEqFiB Fun fact: The Space Jam website still exists as it did in 1998! #TBT

#ThrowbackThursday: Flash web design (formerly known as SmartSketch, then FutureSplash) was all the rage in the late 1990s. You could hardly navigate the web without encountering a bouncing logo or a splash of neon. http://hub.am/1lEqFiB Fun fact: The Space Jam website still exists as it did in 1998! #TBT___

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2014-04-10 19:17:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Before the Internet 

Before the Internet ___

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2014-04-07 21:10:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The Totally Mathematical Reason Why Social Matters to SEO

+AJ Kohn does a great job of logically explaining the relationship between social and SEO

h/t to +Mark Traphagen  for originally sharing

The Totally Mathematical Reason Why Social Matters to SEO

+AJ Kohn does a great job of logically explaining the relationship between social and SEO

h/t to +Mark Traphagen  for originally sharing___

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2014-04-05 22:00:35 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Best watched while listening to music. Any music. 

Best watched while listening to music. Any music. ___

2014-04-03 08:08:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

17 PR Pros Share Their Best Pitching Tips

17 PR Pros Share Their Best Pitching Tips___

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2014-04-02 19:59:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

5 Takeaways and Assumptions from Matt Cutt's Video on Authority vs. Popularity

1. Google repeated tries to downplay the role of social signals in the algorithm. I actually believe them, and take Matt at his word. Where I believe Google is going with social signals is the idea of establishing identity.

2. Raw social signals are messy. Identity is a much more useful signal for determining authority than raw social signals, which can be gained. Identity on the web is hard to figure out, but Google+ helps a lot. Matt doesn't explicitly say this, but this and past statements support this assumption very well.

3. In the past, Google rewarded highly authoritative websites through traditional signals analogous to Trust Authority and Domain Authority, which were highly dependent on raw PageRank and anchor text signals.

This... more »

5 Takeaways and Assumptions from Matt Cutt's Video on Authority vs. Popularity

1. Google repeated tries to downplay the role of social signals in the algorithm. I actually believe them, and take Matt at his word. Where I believe Google is going with social signals is the idea of establishing identity.

2. Raw social signals are messy. Identity is a much more useful signal for determining authority than raw social signals, which can be gained. Identity on the web is hard to figure out, but Google+ helps a lot. Matt doesn't explicitly say this, but this and past statements support this assumption very well.

3. In the past, Google rewarded highly authoritative websites through traditional signals analogous to Trust Authority and Domain Authority, which were highly dependent on raw PageRank and anchor text signals.

This promoted sites with high Domain Authority scores even for long tail terms that they weren't necessarily an authority on. Think of the New York Times ranking for a page on Justin Bieber, just because they have the authority of the New York Times.

4. Going forward, Google plans to incorporate better authority and relevancy signals (possibly based on identity, semantic analysis and other factors I can't begin to imagine).

The result of which is the influence of traditional Domain Authority signals will diminish.

5. How do we adapt and take advantage of Google's new relevancy signals? (yet to be proven or released)

 • Become an authority.
 • Establish real people as authors.
 • Publish regularly creating best-of-class authoritative content on particular subjects.
 • Continue to use good site architecture and best semantic practices to make the meaning of your content clear to Google.
 • Actively promote your content through influencers and influential channels (this isn't link building, it's targeted distribution)

#SEO #Google #marketing  ___

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2014-03-29 21:27:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Troubles identifying keyword opportunities? 

Troubles identifying keyword opportunities? ___

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2014-03-22 16:42:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This made me laugh so hard. Even the URL is good. If you need some catharsis from a brilliant individual, I trust you will click through to this web treasure from +Julie Joyce . 

This made me laugh so hard. Even the URL is good. If you need some catharsis from a brilliant individual, I trust you will click through to this web treasure from +Julie Joyce . ___

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2014-03-19 22:27:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Say hello to LinkedIn integration! http://raven.im/1ePvNsp

LinkedIn was our most requested feature last year. Now, it’s integrated in Raven.

Say hello to LinkedIn integration! http://raven.im/1ePvNsp

LinkedIn was our most requested feature last year. Now, it’s integrated in Raven.___

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2014-03-18 20:30:24 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Luck O' The Link Builder: Creating Luck Through Preparation

In honor of St. Paddy's Day, my latest contribution to +Linkarati discusses the luck o' the link builder  and explains how we can create our own luck through proper preparation.

Check it out for the complementary Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson meme and Oprah Winfrey quote!

Luck O' The Link Builder: Creating Luck Through Preparation

In honor of St. Paddy's Day, my latest contribution to +Linkarati discusses the luck o' the link builder  and explains how we can create our own luck through proper preparation.

Check it out for the complementary Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson meme and Oprah Winfrey quote!___

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2014-03-17 20:54:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Wes Anderson // Centered, A Visual Exploration of the Director’s Perfect Symmetry in Films 

Wes Anderson // Centered, A Visual Exploration of the Director’s Perfect Symmetry in Films ___

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2014-03-13 21:59:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

SMX: Things SEO's might want to consider from Matt Cutts & Duane Forrester -
From Google - 
* Penalties might follow you even if you do not redirect
* You need a mobile friendly site
* Mobile sites can impact both mobile and desktop results
* Getty images is not a spam for links, it's attribution
* If you get hit by panda or penguin you HAVE to wait to for data refresh (if you get hit by Panda, you have to wait until the next rollout to get out... and those come roughly once a month)
* Panda updates are more frequent than Penguin 
* Panda comes out monthly 
* a "well known" guest blog network will take a "hit " next week
* 'Next Generation of Panda on the Way'
* No penguin update since 7th of October (2013)
* How to stand out from the crowd and do the right thing -   - "Ask yourself howyou make... more »

SMX: Things SEO's might want to consider from Matt Cutts & Duane Forrester -
From Google - 
* Penalties might follow you even if you do not redirect
* You need a mobile friendly site
* Mobile sites can impact both mobile and desktop results
* Getty images is not a spam for links, it's attribution
* If you get hit by panda or penguin you HAVE to wait to for data refresh (if you get hit by Panda, you have to wait until the next rollout to get out... and those come roughly once a month)
* Panda updates are more frequent than Penguin 
* Panda comes out monthly 
* a "well known" guest blog network will take a "hit " next week
* 'Next Generation of Panda on the Way'
* No penguin update since 7th of October (2013)
* How to stand out from the crowd and do the right thing -   - "Ask yourself how you make something appealing and user centric"
- Great content: doing things better than anyone else does, make a great product, be addictive (Better UX)
* AuthorRank is used in one way with indepth articles
* You do not need to worry about negative SEO
* A lot of hummingbird is about the query itself
* MC "It'd be a lot of machines to give you all of your links in GWT"
* If you are aware of bad links, disavow even without a penalty 

From Bing - 
* Bing doesn't give out a lot of penalties   
* Bing likes clean URLs
* If you want assistance, email Bing they do get read and they get actioned 
* Build links for direct traffic, not rankings
* Content is a priority when assessing your site =>UX => social media => links
* Put your time into content & (SEO) best practices



Mostly taken from #smx  hashtag (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23smx&src=hash) ___

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2014-03-13 20:58:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The White Stripes’ ‘The Hardest Button to Button’ Music Video Dubbed Over with Awkward Drum, Guitar, & Vocal 

The White Stripes’ ‘The Hardest Button to Button’ Music Video Dubbed Over with Awkward Drum, Guitar, & Vocal ___

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2014-03-10 21:01:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

3 New Tools To Help Marketers Battle Information Overload http://raven.im/1nC5Imt

Here are three tools the Raven team uses to deal with information overload.

On +State of Digital Raven's Director of Marketing and Customer Experience, +Arienne Holland, covers the following three tools:

- https://push.co
- https://slack.com
- https://idonethis.com

What tools can your team not live without?

3 New Tools To Help Marketers Battle Information Overload http://raven.im/1nC5Imt

Here are three tools the Raven team uses to deal with information overload.

On +State of Digital Raven's Director of Marketing and Customer Experience, +Arienne Holland, covers the following three tools:

- https://push.co
- https://slack.com
- https://idonethis.com

What tools can your team not live without?___

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2014-03-10 20:56:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Outreach is the crux of link building imo. So much time is spent sharing best practices; I decided to do the opposite. Thoughts/feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Outreach is the crux of link building imo. So much time is spent sharing best practices; I decided to do the opposite. Thoughts/feedback would be greatly appreciated!___

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2014-03-04 18:45:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

The truth about tiered link building


Tiered links are the way to go!!


http://www.hitreach.co.uk/digital-rockstars/the-truth-about-tiered-link-building/

The truth about tiered link building


Tiered links are the way to go!!


http://www.hitreach.co.uk/digital-rockstars/the-truth-about-tiered-link-building/___

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2014-03-04 18:43:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Interesting SERP on Google - Possible Testing?

I've just stumbled upon a SERP for the query "vegetables high in iron" which I've never came across before. Anyone else seen this?

Seems like a great feature, and one that could have a lot of implications on those sites ranking for that phrase.

Interesting SERP on Google - Possible Testing?

I've just stumbled upon a SERP for the query "vegetables high in iron" which I've never came across before. Anyone else seen this?

Seems like a great feature, and one that could have a lot of implications on those sites ranking for that phrase.___

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2014-03-03 21:23:46 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to Build Links Like A Hippie
Spoiler: you need to cuddle with your competition

How to Build Links Like A Hippie
Spoiler: you need to cuddle with your competition___

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2014-03-01 13:31:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Light drawings created from semantic rap lyrics data... 

Light drawings created from semantic rap lyrics data... ___

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2014-02-28 20:09:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How I Claimed Back my Health and Sanity #productivity  
Do not get caught up in the draining vicious cycle

How I Claimed Back my Health and Sanity #productivity  
Do not get caught up in the draining vicious cycle___

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2014-02-28 20:02:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Start saying "thanks" more often. http://themeld.co.uk/classing-it-up-like-it-actually-is-your-job/

Start saying "thanks" more often. http://themeld.co.uk/classing-it-up-like-it-actually-is-your-job/___

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2014-02-27 20:12:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

*Hats of to +dan barker (@danbarker) for this one!!*

*Hats of to +dan barker (@danbarker) for this one!!*___

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2014-02-27 20:10:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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