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Gideon Rosenblatt

The Eiffel Tower

Erected as the entrance arch to the 1889 Word Fair and named after the engineer who constructed it the Eiffel Tower is one of those structures that have come to mean a lot more than just what they are. There is an incredible sense of place, history and an attendant, ever-evolving culture that is closely associated with it. To see it, just like that, at a distance and to live in close proximity to it as Parisians do becomes a reinforcing element of a sense of identity that anchors a people to the world. 

This was taken from one of the banks of the Seine river. 
David Amerland David Amerland

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

#pluspostads  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Question of the Day

If you were approached by a company called “Engage,” what would you think they do?

I'm not going to answer this, yet, because I don’t want to influence answers... :D

#crosspostall #questionoftheday
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

The Parisian skyline. For those who remember Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge (http://goo.gl/Csaec) this will be a familiar site. This is the view from +Yasine Aguig: G+ Engager, Speaker, Consultant's office window.  
David Amerland David Amerland

In a life where one can choose never to die, how do you know you’re really alive?

+Zoe Goodacre does it again in just 100 words. Dive in and be prepared to use your noodle. 
David Amerland David Amerland

Write for us

Build your authority through our traffic and our klout.

If you're a great writer who writes about - 
Business (starting, funding, growing...tools..)
Entrepreneurship,
Cutting edge technology
Social Media
Marketing 

We want to hear from you
Contact +Yifat Cohen with samples of your work and you might have a spot on our roster of experts.

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#guestblogging   #businesswriting   #buildabusiness #authorship  
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

What is a Regenerative Business?

One of the first steps to building regenerative business is rejecting the idea that your business is just a piece of property. Regenerative businesses prioritize people, then they prioritize mission, and then they prioritize maximizing returns for shareholders. 

Sound radical? Well, apparently, even someone like "Neutron Jack" didn't think so: 

“On the face of it, shareholder value is the dumbest idea in the world. Shareholder value is a result, not a strategy… your main constituencies are your employees, your customers and your products.”
– Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric

Think a minute about what Welch is saying when he says that “shareholder value is a result, and not a purpose for business” - he’s saying that even if you do care about shareholder returns, focusing on building shareholder value is not how you get there.

How do we go about building regenerative businesses that sustain themselves and the broad range of stakeholders on which they depend, and do so for the long-haul? 

#regenerative   #mission  
Gideon Rosenblatt Gideon Rosenblatt

Google has launched the Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android.
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

This Will Happen: SMX Advanced Social Media Panel

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

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

#smx #smxadvanced #plusonly
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

The Matrix gets a step closer with the latest update to Android's camera app. It now allows for this kind of "bokeh" blur effect, something you could only get with a SLR camera in the past. It's a pretty nifty trick. You snap the pic and then shift the camera up ever so slightly. The software then handles the blur between foreground and background. 

Uh, Apple, you might want to take note on this one. Pretty cool trick. 

More on the app:
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/548666/20140418/google-android-kitkat-4-camera-app-lens.htm

#images   #camera   #photo   #blur   #bokeh  
Gideon Rosenblatt Gideon Rosenblatt

The Matrix gets a step closer with the latest update to Androids camera app. It now allows for this kind of "bokeh" blur effect, something you could only get with a SLR camera in the past. It's a pretty nifty trick. You snap the pic and then shift the camera up ever so slightly. The software then handles the blur between foreground and background. 

Uh, Apple, you might want to take note on this one. Pretty cool trick. 

More on the app:
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/548666/20140418/google-android-kitkat-4-camera-app-lens.htm

#images   #camera   #photo   #blur   #bokeh  
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

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

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

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

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

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

#googleupdates   #postads   #advertising   #digitalmarketing   #ppc  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

An EPIC Discussion on Semantic Search
a real conversation on what semantic search means to your business.

If you missed today's Hangout with +David Amerland on Semantic Search, don't fret... Here's the video replay and audio only podcast ready whenever you are.

Here's just a few of the topics we hit on:

- What did SEO used to look like?
The symbiotic relationship between the web & search
- How does Google capture "Intent?"
- How does content change in the semantic web?

...and so, so much more. David was an amazing guest with so much knowledge to share. 

You don't want to miss this one.

How do you leverage semantic search?

Watch/listen here: http://www.ryanhanley.com/harness-semantic-search/

#semanticsearch   #semanticweb   #contentwarfare  
David Amerland David Amerland

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

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

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

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

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

Another Blog Network Hit by Google

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

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

World Changing Meeting
Paris, APRIL 16th 2014
Some Meet in Davos and Some Meet in Paris.
Our Private HIRL(Hangout In Real Life) Valuable Content.
What has been said in Paris, stays in Paris+David Amerland;)

#BHC-SIMPLIFYandGROW
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

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

What is SEM (Search Engine Marketing)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/+ArtbyKarieAnn/posts/KN74xJuNNot

2) +Rj Cuaresma asked how to upload photos directly to specific albums using his mobile. +Kamal Tailor recommended using autobackup to upload the photos, and then move them to albums once they’ve been uploaded.

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/101925350292265490851/posts/jHtFMjhhgke


3) +Katt Mamma was wondering how to share Blogger posts and consistently have a good looking photo in the result. +Peggy K and +David Kutcher both jumped in to help sort out what triggers the system to use larger images in posts. David did some subsequent research that I suspect resulted in this post from him https://plus.google.com/+DavidKutcher/posts/cYiabkXfwQY.

See +Katt Mamma's original post here: https://plus.google.com/108339146813785067387/posts/5zhmfr2Sdzf


► Tip of the Week
Did you know you can submit feedback directly to Google? You may not get an individual reply or follow-up as a result, but the team will definitely look at it. This is extremely helpful, because they can’t fix what they don’t know about.

When you do give feedback, it needs to be more than just saying “this isn't working”. You need to give them enough information to describe the problem in detail so that they can understand and reproduce it.
+Jaana Nyström provides the basic guidelines in this post: https://plus.google.com/+JaanaNystr%C3%B6m/posts/biGd3w7gocn

Thanks everyone for all of your questions and insights this week, and special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics. Make sure to check back again next week when +Kim Beasley will help highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyroundup   #googleplusprotip   #besthelpontheweb
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Ayoub Khote - Heh.
+29 - 3 shares - 1 comments

Heh.
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

The Disconnect

The law works incredibly slowly. In almost every case when it comes to the web old laws are being stretched (and bent) to fit each case. At some point this will no longer be enough and new laws will come into existence. 

I've spent the best part of this month talking to legal teams of many large corporations. All of them are being challenged by social media and the way it is changing how we connect. 

+Volker Harbecke shared a post that shows exactly how social media causes a real disconnect with the past. Laws designed to safeguard the brand equity of a company that can tun promotions and competitions that provide value to those who take part and restrict them from taking action against the company should they be disappointed in some way (and therefore nurse a grudge) sound ridiculous when applied to a Facebook page and Likes. 

Catch the discussion here: http://goo.gl/5s7jIN I've disabled comments on this post by design. 
David Amerland David Amerland

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

"British managers are diplomatic, casual, helpful, willing to compromise, and seeking to be fair, though they can be ruthless when necessary. Unfortunately, their adherence to tradition can result in a failure to comprehend differing values in others.

American managers are assertive, aggressive, goal and action oriented, confident, vigorous, optimistic, and ready for change. They are capable of teamwork and corporate spirit, but they value individual freedom and their first interest is furthering their own career.

French managers tend to be autocratic and paternalistic, with an impressive grasp of the many issues facing their company. Opinions of experienced middle managers and technical staff may be dismissed.

Swedish management is decentralized and democratic. The rationale is that better informed employees are more motivated and perform better. The drawback is that decisions can be delayed.

German managers strive to create a perfect system. There is a clear chain of command in each department and information and instructions are passed down from the top. Nonetheless, considerable value is placed on consensus."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/leadership-styles-around-the-world-2013-12#ixzz2zF5QAyQT

#leadership  
Paul Simbeck-Hampson Paul Simbeck-Hampson

The alt text is awesome:

I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express.
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

Proximity security works for autos, why not your computer? I like this idea.
John Blossom John Blossom

A big basket of Easter goodies

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

Obviously one of the big topics of the last week is +David Amerland’s new book Google+ Hangouts for Business and there were a couple of HOAs (in addition to the Power Chat above) that are well worth viewing for some background to the book and some further pearls of wisdom. In How to Use Hangouts to improve Brand Impact (http://goo.gl/mQIQ74) +Yifat Cohen looks at how HOAs can be an important element of any business strategy. The second half of the show was driven by guest questions and is well worth staying the course. Good job Yifat.

In G+ Hangouts for Business - The Book (http://goo.gl/fu3q8s) the guys from +Stone Temple Consulting, +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen were joined by +David Amerland and the master of the HOA, +Ronnie Bincer. Lots of information as you would expect from these G+ giants including a strategy for coping with the huge growth in the number of available HOAs competing for our time and the lessons we have to learn to effectively use Hangouts. Some humour thrown in for good measure - I’ve now refined my strategy to four words: Sell turnips, buy beer. Thanks guys.

Between these three HOAs you should have enough information to know that you should go and buy the book!

Back to school

David was also centre stage alongside +martin shervington at an innovative HOA organised by +Jim Shankle at +John Brown University. (http://goo.gl/zo4aax) Discussions about the challenges that face businesses in today’s attention economy - it’s all about the trust. Some excellent questions from the students and the usual great responses from David and Martin.

As ever the event comments are well worth a read and I make no apologies for borrowing this insight from +Kristin Drysdale that distils an important aspect of this platform.

The invisible layer of Google Plus is gratitude. It's infectious and overwhelming. We jump at the chance to help others because we are truly, honestly, sincerely grateful... Many thanks Kristin.

I really enjoy these classroom HOAs - they give an extra dimension to an already great medium for sharing knowledge. Glass in the Class Episode 5: The importance of Group communication (http://goo.gl/ymb7gI) is another great example with +John Ellis providing the technical wizardry to put guest educators in front of +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales’s Kent State University class. This week’s expert was +martin shervington sharing his experience of Google services as he has developed Plus Your Business. I could only dream of this kind of information flow when I was but a lad in Academia. Top marks to all for taking this tool to another level.

Adios to the Online Money Show

The final Online Money Show: Earn $100,000 Blogging! Monetize Your Blog! (http://goo.gl/qFrfZB) was everything you could hope for as a swan song. Always full of top tips for making money +David Oldenburg and +Christine DeGraff welcomed +Henneke Duistermaat, +Nicholas Cardot and +Randy Brown to share their money-making tips. You’ll take away a lot from this show and it stands as a testament to the value given by this show and hosts David and Christine. I’m sure we all wish David well in his new venture the Real Estate Power Show.

Social Media: Is it Changing You?

+Gina Fiedel is one storyteller here on Google Plus for whom I always have time. Social Media: Who Are You Becoming? (http://goo.gl/6TJXr2) takes a look at how Google Plus has changed all of us, given us a new landscape to explore and pushed boundaries aside. This thoughtful piece will have you nodding as you see elements of your own development on this platform - I was frequently. Gina also anticipates the coming possibilities, the growth and support of the community, the inspiration, the confidence to venture forward. All of this conveyed in her own inimitable style. I, for one, will never tire of Gina’s Google Plus Mantra (one that I’m sure we all share anyway). Take the time to enjoy this.

Thinkers corner

Those of you who have followed these #FridayFavourites will know I like posts that make you think. It might be a little self indulgent but I’m going to include a couple of posts every week that get you thinking.

This post I missed last week. It is +Bruce Marko’s Denting the Universe (http://goo.gl/SWd9bs). Bruce makes the connection between the content we create and gravitational forces in the Universe. Quality over quantity is something that I try to apply to everything I do. I think it’s the most rewarding in the long term. Go ahead and start creating your brightest stars.

Quality also provides a running thread through issue 21 of the disseminating seeds series from +Owen Ellis. Continuing Lessons (http://goo.gl/mnUYUs) makes the statement that Writing matters. You've probably guessed that I’m in total agreement (or this weekly review would be an HOA!) but you may be thinking it’s not that relevant to you. Well read through and you may change that view.

And finally…

I’ve been in a few offices where the plants have provided the camouflage. Crack a smile at this one from +Craig Chamberlin, When Your Boss Is Coming  (http://goo.gl/FKRL7X). Then take a look at the Craig and Chris Show (http://goo.gl/JEn3LP) - I think you’ll agree that Gary Busey does have taste :-)


Have a great weekend wherever you are

#WeeklyRoundUp   #WeekInReview   #Google +

#BitingedgeFridayFavourites
David Amerland David Amerland

A Lesson For Mundanes
Share this to all your mundane friends. Shame on you for having any.
Chris Veerabadran Chris Veerabadran

Need Wordpress Help?
Have a Wordpress website or blog and you may be stuck on something?  Everything that you need this guy can do it!

I just want to take a minute and promote someone who has really helped me out in my adventures in blogging, and that is +Jason Mathes.

This is my "guy" when it comes to tech and programming on the site or off the site.  If you're like me and have no idea how to do the inner workings of Wordpress, or you may just be stumped, you should hire Jason to help you.  

I know that he's helped popular people like +Jeff Sieh and +Yifat Cohen with some things that had them stuck on and he can help you as well.  

Big shout out and thank you for the guy you never hear about...He's the reason you're reading the blog!  Thanks a lot Jason!  

Go visit his site: http://avgjoegeek.net

Hey, ask him about his yearly retainer fee for one website.  Very reasonable!

#wordpress   #wordpressbroke  
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

A big basket of Easter goodies

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

Obviously one of the big topics of the last week was +David Amerland’s new book Google+ Hangouts for Business and there were a couple of HOAs (in addition to the Power Chat above) that are well worth viewing for some background to the book and some further pearls of wisdom. In How to Use Hangouts to improve Brand Impact (http://goo.gl/mQIQ74) +Yifat Cohen looks at how HOAs can be an important element of any business strategy. The second half of the show was driven by guest questions and is well worth staying the course. Good job Yifat.

In G+ Hangouts for Business - The Book (http://goo.gl/fu3q8s) the guys from +Stone Temple Consulting, +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen were joined by +David Amerland and the master of the HOA, +Ronnie Bincer. Lots of information as you would expect from these G+ giants including a strategy for coping with the huge growth in the number of available HOAs competing for our time and the lessons we have to learn to effectively use Hangouts. Some humour thrown in for good measure - I’ve now refined my strategy to four words: Sell turnips, buy beer. Thanks guys.

Between these three HOAs you should have enough information to know that you should go and buy the book!

Back to school

David was also centre stage alongside +martin shervington at an innovative HOA organised by +Jim Shankle at +John Brown University. (http://goo.gl/zo4aax) Discussions about the challenges that face businesses in today’s attention economy - it’s all about the trust. Some excellent questions from the students and the usual great responses from David and Martin.

As ever the event comments are well worth a read and I make no apologies for borrowing this insight from +Kristin Drysdale that distils an important aspect of this platform.

The invisible layer of Google Plus is gratitude. It's infectious and overwhelming. We jump at the chance to help others because we are truly, honestly, sincerely grateful... Many thanks Kristin.

I really enjoy these classroom HOAs - they give an extra dimension to an already great medium for sharing knowledge. Glass in the Class Episode 5: The importance of Group communication (http://goo.gl/ymb7gI) is another great example with +John Ellis providing the technical wizardry to put guest educators in front of +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales’s Kent State University class. This week’s expert was +martin shervington sharing his experience of Google services as he has developed Plus Your Business. I could only dream of this kind of information flow when I was but a lad in Academia. Top marks to all for taking this tool to another level.

Adios to the Online Money Show

The final Online Money Show: Earn $100,000 Blogging! Monetize Your Blog! (http://goo.gl/qFrfZB) was everything you could hope for as a swan song. Always full of top tips for making money +David Oldenburg and +Christine DeGraff welcomed +Henneke Duistermaat, +Nicholas Cardot and +Randy Brown to share their money-making tips. You’ll take away a lot from this show and it stands as a testament to the value given by this show and hosts David and Christine. I’m sure we all wish David well in his new venture the Real Estate Power Show.

Social Media: Is it Changing You?

+Gina Fiedel is one storyteller here on Google Plus for whom I always have time. Social Media: Who Are You Becoming? (http://goo.gl/6TJXr2) takes a look at how Google Plus has changed all of us, given us a new landscape to explore and pushed boundaries aside. This thoughtful piece will have you nodding as you see elements of your own development on this platform - I was frequently. Gina also anticipates the coming possibilities, the growth and support of the community, the inspiration, the confidence to venture forward. All of this conveyed in her own inimitable style. I, for one, will never tire of Gina’s Google Plus Mantra (one that I’m sure we all share anyway). Take the time to enjoy this.

Thinkers corner

Those of you who have followed these #FridayFavourites will know I like posts that make you think. It might be a little self indulgent but I’m going to include a couple of posts every week that get you thinking.

This post I missed last week. It is +Bruce Marko’s Denting the Universe (http://goo.gl/SWd9bs). Bruce makes the connection between the content we create and gravitational forces in the Universe. Quality over quantity is something that I try to apply to everything I do. I think it’s the most rewarding in the long term. Go ahead and start creating your brightest stars.

Quality also provides a running thread through issue 21 of the disseminating seeds series from +Owen Ellis. Continuing Lessons (http://goo.gl/mnUYUs) makes the statement that Writing matters. You've probably guessed that I’m in total agreement (or this weekly review would be an HOA!) but you may be thinking it’s not that relevant to you. Well read through and you may change that view.

And finally…

I’ve been in a few offices where the plants have provided the camouflage. Crack a smile at this one from +Craig Chamberlin, When Your Boss Is Coming  (http://goo.gl/FKRL7X). Then take a look at the Craig and Chris Show (http://goo.gl/JEn3LP) - I think you’ll agree that Gary Busey does have taste :-)


Have a great weekend wherever you are

#WeeklyRoundUp   #WeekInReview   #Google +

#BitingedgeFridayFavourites
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

Map Your Desired Super Powers

If your interests lie in the cross-section of super powers and infographics, you will absolutely love this one. 

Powers of the body? Well, under "body manipulation", there's invisibility (Invisible Woman), and body growth (Ant-Man, Goliath). And under "transmute body", there's sand (Sandman), diamond (Emma Frost).

But there's also "Object Manipulation", "Mastery", "Force Control" and ... well, you get the idea. 

OK. Geek out. (It's ok). What are your top three? 

#superpowers   #superheroes   #modernmyths  
Gideon Rosenblatt Gideon Rosenblatt

Discussing "why" about certain plot points in Star Wars Episodes I to III with fanboys. Why am I bothering?
Brendan Howard Brendan Howard

HTC makes great phones. Marketing, though, is not their strong point. Good move.
John Blossom John Blossom

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

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

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

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

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/+ArtbyKarieAnn/posts/KN74xJuNNot

2) +Rj Cuaresma asked how to upload photos directly to specific albums using his mobile. +Kamal Tailor recommended using autobackup to upload the photos, and then move them to albums once they’ve been uploaded.

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/101925350292265490851/posts/jHtFMjhhgke


3) +Katt Mamma was wondering how to share Blogger posts and consistently have a good looking photo in the result. +Peggy K and +David Kutcher both jumped in to help sort out what triggers the system to use larger images in posts. David did some subsequent research that I suspect resulted in this post from him https://plus.google.com/+DavidKutcher/posts/cYiabkXfwQY.

See +Katt Mamma's original post here: https://plus.google.com/108339146813785067387/posts/5zhmfr2Sdzf


► Tip of the Week
Did you know you can submit feedback directly to Google? You may not get an individual reply or follow-up as a result, but the team will definitely look at it. This is extremely helpful, because they can’t fix what they don’t know about.

When you do give feedback, it needs to be more than just saying “this isn't working”. You need to give them enough information to describe the problem in detail so that they can understand and reproduce it.
+Jaana Nyström provides the basic guidelines in this post: https://plus.google.com/+JaanaNystr%C3%B6m/posts/biGd3w7gocn

Thanks everyone for all of your questions and insights this week, and special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics. Make sure to check back again next week when +Kim Beasley will help highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyroundup   #googleplusprotip   #besthelpontheweb
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

Twitter buying long term partner, Gnip #bigdata
Paul Simbeck-Hampson Paul Simbeck-Hampson

A big basket of Easter goodies

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

Obviously one of the big topics of the last week was +David Amerland’s new book Google+ Hangouts for Business and there were a couple of HOAs (in addition to the Power Chat above) that are well worth viewing for some background to the book and some further pearls of wisdom. In How to Use Hangouts to improve Brand Impact (http://goo.gl/mQIQ74) +Yifat Cohen looks at how HOAs can be an important element of any business strategy. The second half of the show was driven by guest questions and is well worth staying the course. Good job Yifat.

In G+ Hangouts for Business - The Book (http://goo.gl/fu3q8s) the guys from +Stone Temple Consulting, +Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen were joined by +David Amerland and the master of the HOA, +Ronnie Bincer. Lots of information as you would expect from these G+ giants including a strategy for coping with the huge growth in the number of available HOAs competing for our time and the lessons we have to learn to effectively use Hangouts. Some humour thrown in for good measure - I’ve now refined my strategy to four words: Sell turnips, buy beer. Thanks guys.

Between these three HOAs you should have enough information to know that you should go and buy the book!

Back to school

David was also centre stage alongside +martin shervington at an innovative HOA organised by +Jim Shankle at +John Brown University. (http://goo.gl/zo4aax) Discussions about the challenges that face businesses in today’s attention economy - it’s all about the trust. Some excellent questions from the students and the usual great responses from David and Martin.

As ever the event comments are well worth a read and I make no apologies for borrowing this insight from +Kristin Drysdale that distils an important aspect of this platform.

The invisible layer of Google Plus is gratitude. It's infectious and overwhelming. We jump at the chance to help others because we are truly, honestly, sincerely grateful... Many thanks Kristin.

I really enjoy these classroom HOAs - they give an extra dimension to an already great medium for sharing knowledge. Glass in the Class Episode 5: The importance of Group communication (http://goo.gl/ymb7gI) is another great example with +John Ellis providing the technical wizardry to put guest educators in front of +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales’s Kent State University class. This week’s expert was +martin shervington sharing his experience of Google services as he has developed Plus Your Business. I could only dream of this kind of information flow when I was but a lad in Academia. Top marks to all for taking this tool to another level.

Adios to the Online Money Show

The final Online Money Show: Earn $100,000 Blogging! Monetize Your Blog! (http://goo.gl/qFrfZB) was everything you could hope for as a swan song. Always full of top tips for making money +David Oldenburg and +Christine DeGraff welcomed +Henneke Duistermaat, +Nicholas Cardot and +Randy Brown to share their money-making tips. You’ll take away a lot from this show and it stands as a testament to the value given by this show and hosts David and Christine. I’m sure we all wish David well in his new venture the Real Estate Power Show.

Social Media: Is it Changing You?

+Gina Fiedel is one storyteller here on Google Plus for whom I always have time. Social Media: Who Are You Becoming? (http://goo.gl/6TJXr2) takes a look at how Google Plus has changed all of us, given us a new landscape to explore and pushed boundaries aside. This thoughtful piece will have you nodding as you see elements of your own development on this platform - I was frequently. Gina also anticipates the coming possibilities, the growth and support of the community, the inspiration, the confidence to venture forward. All of this conveyed in her own inimitable style. I, for one, will never tire of Gina’s Google Plus Mantra (one that I’m sure we all share anyway). Take the time to enjoy this.

Thinkers corner

Those of you who have followed these #FridayFavourites will know I like posts that make you think. It might be a little self indulgent but I’m going to include a couple of posts every week that get you thinking.

This post I missed last week. It is +Bruce Marko’s Denting the Universe (http://goo.gl/SWd9bs). Bruce makes the connection between the content we create and gravitational forces in the Universe. Quality over quantity is something that I try to apply to everything I do. I think it’s the most rewarding in the long term. Go ahead and start creating your brightest stars.

Quality also provides a running thread through issue 21 of the disseminating seeds series from +Owen Ellis. Continuing Lessons (http://goo.gl/mnUYUs) makes the statement that Writing matters. You've probably guessed that I’m in total agreement (or this weekly review would be an HOA!) but you may be thinking it’s not that relevant to you. Well read through and you may change that view.

And finally…

I’ve been in a few offices where the plants have provided the camouflage. Crack a smile at this one from +Craig Chamberlin, When Your Boss Is Coming  (http://goo.gl/FKRL7X). Then take a look at the Craig and Chris Show (http://goo.gl/JEn3LP) - I think you’ll agree that Gary Busey does have taste :-)


Have a great weekend wherever you are

#WeeklyRoundUp   #WeekInReview   #Google +

#BitingedgeFridayFavourites
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

I am on the lookout for good comics on the web these days. If you know of any, if you got stuff to recommend, please let me know...

Here is something I found recently. It's short, but I think this is a little gem. It's made by a guy named +Matthew Bogart 
Find some more of his stuff here: http://www.matthewbogart.net/comics/ and if you like what you see, maybe consider this http://www.patreon.com/matthewbogart
Gilliom Werner Claessens Gilliom Werner Claessens

Question to Google+ gang.
My site was hacked this Am. Thought I had it resolved but my IP +HostPapa closed it. I have no access at all.
I do have a backup but will take a while to restore (WP to Dropbox plugin).

Question: How does this affect my online reputation, authority and ranking?
If people can access my content, am I basically starting out from scratch?

Anyone recommend a Web Hosting company that actually talks to you?

#IPfail  
Ray Hiltz Ray Hiltz

Breaking News! Kepler Has Found the First Earth-Sized Exoplanet in a Habitable Zone!

It’s truly a “eureka” moment for Kepler scientists: the first rocky Earth-sized world has been found in a star’s habitable “Goldilocks” zone, the narrow belt where liquid water could readily exist on a planet’s surface without freezing solid or boiling away. And while it’s much too soon to tell if this really is a “twin Earth,” we can now be fairly confident that they do in fact exist.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/111319/kepler-has-found-the-first-earth-sized-exoplanet-in-a-habitable-zone/#ixzz2zAiyg8K0
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

"Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life."

It's 500 lightyears away, though. But when you think about it, that's only like 15,000,000 years with current propulsion technologies. So basically as far back as when deer and bears and horses and other familiar mammals started wandering Earth. 

Admittedly, humans have only been around for 100,000 years give or take, so a lot could change about us after 14.9M more on a spaceship. At the very least, you'd want a flight with wifi.
John Blossom John Blossom

How to Promote Google+ Posts

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

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

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

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

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

We've got just over a month to raise another $2,700.00 so we can bring baby home. Contributions may be made at http://goo.gl/PCE3GE. I would be deeply touched if you would like to consider a donation. 

Regardless whether you can consider a contribution, I politely ask that you would please share this post.

Thank you so much for all your support!

#adoption   #baby   #family  
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

Google Analytics Changes Terminology

Google Analytics has quietly changed the terminology they use within the reports to change what they call "_visits_" and "_unique visitors."

Now, visits are "_sessions" and unique visitors are "_users_."

Nothing else seems to have changed.

ht +Barry Schwartz and +Nikhil Raj 
Dawn Mentzer Dawn Mentzer

Hope you're all having a peachy day!

#tgif
Dawn Mentzer Dawn Mentzer

So yeah, this is stuck in my head...

:D
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

Digital Marketing Answers Show - Show Archive

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

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

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

Schema.org Introduce Actions

"...the Web is not just about static descriptions of entities. It is about taking action on these entities --- from making a reservation to watching a movie to commenting on a post."

Today, we are excited to start the next chapter of schema.org and structured data on the Web by introducing vocabulary that enables websites to describe the actions they enable and how these actions can be invoked.

Interesting to see the future potential for search engines to return results by what a visitor is able to do on a site when they arrive there.

h/t +Bill Slawski 

#seo  
Yifat Cohen Yifat Cohen

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

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

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

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

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/+ArtbyKarieAnn/posts/KN74xJuNNot

2) +Rj Cuaresma asked how to upload photos directly to specific albums using his mobile. +Kamal Tailor recommended using autobackup to upload the photos, and then move them to albums once they’ve been uploaded.

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/101925350292265490851/posts/jHtFMjhhgke


3) +Katt Mamma was wondering how to share Blogger posts and consistently have a good looking photo in the result. +Peggy K and +David Kutcher both jumped in to help sort out what triggers the system to use larger images in posts. David did some subsequent research that I suspect resulted in this post from him https://plus.google.com/+DavidKutcher/posts/cYiabkXfwQY.

See +Katt Mamma's original post here: https://plus.google.com/108339146813785067387/posts/5zhmfr2Sdzf


► Tip of the Week
Did you know you can submit feedback directly to Google? You may not get an individual reply or follow-up as a result, but the team will definitely look at it. This is extremely helpful, because they can’t fix what they don’t know about.

When you do give feedback, it needs to be more than just saying “this isn't working”. You need to give them enough information to describe the problem in detail so that they can understand and reproduce it.
+Jaana Nyström provides the basic guidelines in this post: https://plus.google.com/+JaanaNystr%C3%B6m/posts/biGd3w7gocn

Thanks everyone for all of your questions and insights this week, and special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics. Make sure to check back again next week when +Kim Beasley will help highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyroundup   #googleplusprotip   #besthelpontheweb
Ray Hiltz Ray Hiltz

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

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

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

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

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/+ArtbyKarieAnn/posts/KN74xJuNNot

2) +Rj Cuaresma asked how to upload photos directly to specific albums using his mobile. +Kamal Tailor recommended using autobackup to upload the photos, and then move them to albums once they’ve been uploaded.

See the full post here: https://plus.google.com/101925350292265490851/posts/jHtFMjhhgke


3) +Katt Mamma was wondering how to share Blogger posts and consistently have a good looking photo in the result. +Peggy K and +David Kutcher both jumped in to help sort out what triggers the system to use larger images in posts. David did some subsequent research that I suspect resulted in this post from him https://plus.google.com/+DavidKutcher/posts/cYiabkXfwQY.

See +Katt Mamma's original post here: https://plus.google.com/108339146813785067387/posts/5zhmfr2Sdzf


► Tip of the Week
Did you know you can submit feedback directly to Google? You may not get an individual reply or follow-up as a result, but the team will definitely look at it. This is extremely helpful, because they can’t fix what they don’t know about.

When you do give feedback, it needs to be more than just saying “this isn't working”. You need to give them enough information to describe the problem in detail so that they can understand and reproduce it.
+Jaana Nyström provides the basic guidelines in this post: https://plus.google.com/+JaanaNystr%C3%B6m/posts/biGd3w7gocn

Thanks everyone for all of your questions and insights this week, and special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics. Make sure to check back again next week when +Kim Beasley will help highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyroundup   #googleplusprotip   #besthelpontheweb
Ayoub Khote Ayoub Khote

Tina Belcher: voice of a generation? ""mmmmmmmm"" -- voice of a generation?

Read why Tina is a hero for young anxious people everywhere: http://fox.tv/1h88FFF
G Hartman G Hartman

First Test Flight of the F9R

Stop what you're doing and watch this video of the F9R rocket taking off, rising to an altitude of 250 meters, and then landing again. Each time we see one of these tests, SpaceX is getting closer to the dream of a reusable spacecraft.

I love the hexacopter footage... where do I get one of these?

Thanks to +Alessondra Springmann 
Evo Terra Evo Terra

Some Friday Fun: The 7 Reactions to Language Change

Which one describes your typical reaction?
Mignon Fogarty Mignon Fogarty

:So I got invited to go to dinner at an Indian restaurant. Im taking my sidekick. I figure we try to experiment with new foods. I have no idea how this is going to turn out. LoL! If its that bad, we'll go to Chuckie Cheese to lighten her. 
Brendan Howard Brendan Howard

As a male comic book fan and video game player, this shames me. Not because I've ever engaged in this behavior, but because it happens in larger circles of people who share the same interests.
Brendan Howard Brendan Howard

British linguist Richard Lewis charts everything from structured individualism in the U.S. to ringi-sho consensus in Japan.

Here's 24 charts of #leadership styles from his book: When Cultures Collide. 
Gunther Sonnenfeld Gunther Sonnenfeld

Flying 3D mapping Project Tango Spheres - Awesome

The goal: to integrate a Project Tango prototype onto a robotic platform, called SPHERES, that flies inside the International Space Station. The SPHERES program aims to develop zero-gravity autonomous platforms that could act as robotic assistants for astronauts or perform maintenance activities independently on station.
John Blossom John Blossom

Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics

This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation. Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find they have contracted occupational diseases or worse, leukemia, by the age of 25.

#beproudAmerica  
Chris Veerabadran Chris Veerabadran

Marc Canter - Latest blog post
- 1 comments

Latest blog post
Marc Canter Marc Canter

Want to know what +Google Glass will look on you? Try out the colors and frame styles with a mail-order kit. Spoiler alert: they don't work, and you have to return the kit to get a deposit back.
John Blossom John Blossom

Despicable Social Me-dia. Note: You may share this ONLY if you spot the error in the cartoon. No spoilers.
Ganesh Nayak Ganesh Nayak

Last week I talked about the importance of people in growing business. Content may not be king, but that doesn't mean it’s not an important ingredient in your marketing pie. 

I was inspired to do a show on this week’s topic while reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  _Dracula_ is a story that has been around for over a hundred years. We all know the story even if we have never read the book.

Countless books, television shows and movies have come alive based on this story, which, according to some, is based on several legends. Why has this story stood the test of time? Notice I didn't say book, I said story. What makes this story so special, while others have flopped? 

Google has told us for years that if you want to rank well in search engines, you have to write good shit. Content producers never believed that and devised all sorts of ways to trick search engines into ranking well. Instead of writing for people, we wrote for bots, spiders and tweaked pages to align with an algorithm. 

All these tactics have accomplished is a race to the bottom and a move away from the one thing that will make your content rise to #1, people.  If we want our content to make a difference, we need to make it sparkle (I'm borrowing my friend +Jessica Dewell's  line, not referring to the vampire story that shall not be named). 

So, this week we are putting a wooden stake in all that SEO’d content, and explore the idea of telling stories - or more specifically; Showing versus Telling. 

I am so excited to have the amazing +Krithika Rangarajan  help me fight the undead and show you ways that you can create content that builds a community of people that will not only buy, but evangelize. 

About Kitty
First, go follow her right now if you're not already. Her morning posts have become a staple in my morning ritual (we'll get into why during the show).  

She uses the power of words to heal.  Words are her passion, marketing is her obsession, and making a positive impact is her mission. Those are her words, not mine, and I think that describes her perfectly. 

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Phil Bowyer Phil Bowyer

Give $1 to 'Micro Loan to Sri Lankan Family'. Support Global Hope Network International together! – One Today by Google

https://onetoday.google.com/m/MPP_gWnR
Chris Veerabadran Chris Veerabadran

#8withKate  
http://8withkate.com

Working On A New HOA Project called Unleash. 

#8withKate is several things rolled into one. It's an accountability tool (it almost forces you to work on your dream so you have something to post), its a progress tracker (you can go back and see your progress over a period of time) and it's a networking opportunity (you can meet others who are following their dreams).
Phil Bowyer Phil Bowyer

"Treat different people differently. Anything else is a compromise."

(From today's post on Seth's blog.)
Gilliom Werner Claessens Gilliom Werner Claessens

Cambodian School Children
No date on this picture of Cambodian school boys and their chalkboards.

Image by By Natasha Graham, EFA FTI (Own work)  CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
dixie pomerat dixie pomerat

Neanderthal Parenting: the Archaeological Evidence
New research by the +PALAEO: Centre for Human Palaeoecology & Evolutionary Origins  and the Department of Archaeology at York, England, looks at the archaeological record with an eye to children and their role in the Neanderthal social world. From the link below:

“Our research found that a close attachment and particular attention to children is a more plausible interpretation of the archaeological evidence, explaining an unusual focus on infants and children in burial, and setting Neanderthal symbolism within a context which is likely to have included children.

The paper is behind a paywall but the abstract is below (link here:  http://goo.gl/69uSnb).

Childhood is a core stage in development, essential in the acquisition of social, practical and cultural skills. However, this area receives limited attention in archaeological debate, especially in early prehistory. We here consider Neanderthal childhood, exploring the experience of Neanderthal children using biological, cultural and social evidence. We conclude that Neanderthal childhood experience was subtly different from that of their modern human counterparts, orientated around a greater focus on social relationships within their group. Neanderthal children, as reflected in the burial record, may have played a particularly significant role in their society, especially in the domain of symbolic expression. A consideration of childhood informs broader debates surrounding the subtle differences between Neanderthals and modern humans.

#parents   #children  
dixie pomerat dixie pomerat

FERPA: Does It Limit Criminalizing Truancy?
The Philadelphia School District, citing FERPA, is pushing back against the District Attorney seeking possible felony charges on truant families. 

“We just want to be the bad cop, to DHS’s good cop.” Williams complained that while school district leadership is supportive, bureaucracy stands in the way.

“I’m very thankful that charter schools have worked very well with us. I cannot say the same for the School District of Philadelphia,” he said. “It’s this layer of bureaucracy right below (leadership) that has thwarted any opportunity for collaboration — meaningful collaboration with the District Attorney’s office.”

The issue, Williams said, is that district will not provide names and addresses of students who are chronically truant, citing the federal privacy law known as FERPA — the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act

#truancy  
dixie pomerat dixie pomerat

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