Daily Plus 2014-07-30

What has happened on 2014-07-30 in this circle?

Check out the day before 2014-07-29

The shared circle was collected and
shared on Google Plus on 2012-02-16 02:24:29 by

Mark Traphagen

Graves dating back to the Copper Age 1500 BC
David Amerland David Amerland

Google Penguin Has Gone Nasty, And Google Needs to Fix It

It's no secret that +Eric Enge is a fan of the many great things Google has accomplished. But when the Big G does wrong, Eric's not afraid to call them on it. And he thinks recent behavior by Google's anti-link-spam algorithm update Penguin is very wrong. Eric says:

I am not sure what changed internally at Google, but it sure feels like something has. I say this all with a very heavy heart, because I really love what Google has done over the years in many ways, but I don’t love their Penguin. To explain why I say that, let’s look at the facts.

Read this very important article to find out why Eric thinks the Penguin has turned nasty, as well as his impassioned plea for Google to change their ways.

This is one of the most important articles Eric has written in a while, and I'd appreciate it if you are able to share it widely.

Pin this article at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912517333/

#seo   #penguinupdate   #googlepenguin   #googlepenalty   #plusonly  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

What Are Google's Ranking Factors?

My friend +Brian Dean has assembled a list of 200 factors which, to varying degrees of certainty, may play a part in Google's ranking algorithm.

Keep in mind that a mix of good signals from various factors is what causes the most consistently high rankings, so too much fixation on anyone, or even a few, factors may not work. Even if some of these aren't actually direct ranking signals, they are almost all good practices that will benefit your overall search marketing.

#seo   #linkbuilding   #plusonly  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

3D cloud layers, something's brewing and it ain't happy. #cloudwars 
David Amerland David Amerland

A great way to search Google+ posts: Google Search Tool To Filter Private Content

Personally, I find it cumbersome to search for G+ posts on a specific topic - too much information and scrolling.

Here's a much better solution: saw +Barry Schwartz's post on how to filter private content in Google search (http://tgcafe.it/1qL53Ey) and looks like a great way to search for topical G+ posts!

What to do:

1. conduct a google search like you normally would;
2. click on 'Search tools';
3. choose 'Private' as your setting.

Viola! Google will filter G+ posts from you and your circles on this particular topic as top results.

Quick and handy.
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

dancing at La Nuit de la Roquette Arles

+Wide Angle Wednesday curated by  +Asif Patel #WideAngleWednesday

+Monochrome Monday curated by  +HBE +Jerry Johnson +Steve Barge +Dominique Hilbert +David Orr +Martin Heller #MonochromeMonday

+All Things Monochrome curated by  +Charles Lupica +Ludwig Keck +Brian Cox +Enrique Pelaez #allThingsMonochrome

+Black and White Photos curated by  +Gemma Costa +Ambrogio Bellotti #blackandwhitephotos

+European Photo curated by  +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +* +Michael Muraz +Susanne Ramharter #EuropeanPhotography

+HQSP Monochrome curated by  +Anja Wessels +Luis Vivanco S. +Оксана Крысюкова +Nader El Assy +Lammert Doddema #hqspmonochrome

+HQSP Urban & Street Photos curated by  +Anja Wessels +Michael Sonntag +Оксана Крысюкова +Alejandro J. Soto +Daniel Grey #HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos

+Monochrome Arty Club curated by  +abhishek chamaria +JR Snyder Jr +June Penn +Seth Mayer +Steve Tang #monochromeartyclub

+Photo Journal Worldwide curated by  +andi rivarola #photojournalworlwide

+Street Fine Art Photography curated by  +Gemma Costa +Jarek Łukaszewicz #streetfineart

+StreetPhotography curated by  +Tatiana Parmeeva +Maria Roco #streetphotography

+StreetPics curated by  +Arnold Goodway #StreetPics

+URBAN - in views and life curated by  +Edith Kukla #urbaninviewsandlife
Heather Buckley Heather Buckley

Most Shared Google Plus Content on LinkedIn

Along with a number of my Plus friends, I've been actively experimenting with the new LinkedIn Publishing platform which allows +LinkedIn users to create near-blog-quality original content that is then pushed out into their LI network.

Everyone I've talked to who has remained active in that endeavor is very pleased with the results. LinkedIn really does actively push this content, and it can amass views and shares very quickly. For more on the benefits of LI Publishing see this >> http://stonet.co/1lWORbA

Top Google+ Related LinkedIn Posts
I used +BuzzSumo to find the most socially-shared LI posts from the past six months that had "Google Plus" in their titles. Here are the top three, with direct links to the posts:

1. "The Powerful Punch of a Google Plus +1" by Yours Truly >> http://stonet.co/1xzO1Hw

2. "Top 7 Reasons You Need to Be on Google Plus" by +Ben Fisher >> http://stonet.co/1obAccB

3. "Google Plus: Looking Forward, Not Back" by +Stephen Johnson >> http://stonet.co/XfAv0E

See the complete listing on Buzzsumo at http://stonet.co/XfAI3Q

#linkedin   #plusonly  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

How smart is your company, really? 
David Amerland David Amerland

Powerful Presentations: Simple & Image Centric

Great tips from my friends at +Haiku Deck - the easiest tool to make the greatest presentations you'll ever make.

#presentations   #slidedecks   #haikudeck   #plusonly  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Did the Google Pigeon Update Kill Local Real Estate SEO

A few days ago Google rolled out an update to its local search algorithm that +Barry Schwartz dubbed the Pigeon Update (because pigeons always come home again - local, get it?). The update appeared to make huge changes to how local search works and appears in results.

One of the first things noticed was that some verticals that never had the familiar "7 pack" of local map results on Google started getting it, while others that have had it for a long time lost it. Among the losers: local real estate agents and agencies.

In this post my friend +Bobby Carroll of +Dakno Marketing takes a cool, calm look at the updates' impact on local real estate. He urges caution, perspective, and holding the course.

Interested to know what my other realtor/SEO friends such as +Bill Gassett think.
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Digital Marketing Excellence Show Podcast Now on Stitcher!

Recently we began sharing the audio of our popular Digital Marketing Excellence Show hangouts as podcasts on iTunes (go to http://stonet.co/DMEPodcast to subscribe).

Now we're pleased to announce that the #DMEShow  Podcast is available through the popular +Stitcher Radio app for smartphones! 

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

Google Penguin Has Gone Nasty, And Google Needs to Fix It

It's no secret that +Eric Enge is a fan of the many great things Google has accomplished. But when the Big G does wrong, Eric's not afraid to call them on it. And he thinks recent behavior by Google's anti-link-spam algorithm update Penguin is very wrong. Eric says:

I am not sure what changed internally at Google, but it sure feels like something has. I say this all with a very heavy heart, because I really love what Google has done over the years in many ways, but I don’t love their Penguin. To explain why I say that, let’s look at the facts.

Read this very important article to find out why Eric thinks the Penguin has turned nasty, as well as his impassioned plea for Google to change their ways.

This is one of the most important articles Eric has written in a while, and I'd appreciate it if you are able to share it widely.

Pin this article at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912517333/

#seo   #penguinupdate   #googlepenguin   #googlepenalty   #plusonly  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Tickets are now on sale for the network's launch event!

In one night some of the greatest blogging minds the Triangle has to offer will be in one place, sharing their knowledge.  

In this small setting you will have personal access to our wonderful featured speakers: +Phil Buckley, +Kelly Phillips, +Beth Anne Ballance, +Andrea Updyke and +Molly Stillman    

We call this our 1 hour "spark" session where you will learn: SEO for Bloggers, WordPress Plugins, Effective Social Media, Working with Brands, and How To Monetize Your Blog.

After that, we'll have time to network and meet all the other bloggers who are just as excited about everything NCBN will be as we are. 

Tickets are limited!
Click here to purchase: http://bit.ly/ProBlogMiniCon

#NCBN   #NCBN14   #NC   #Bloggers  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Helpful Videos Are The New Viral!
Don't focus on creating a viral video.  Less than 1% of videos actually go viral.  So, the odds are stacked against you.  Instead, focus on behind helpful in your videos and the forces of karma will guide you to be discovered. 

When you focus on creating short, high quality videos, that are helpful to your target customers, you become their guru.

#videomarketing   #videostrategy   #contentmarketing   #digitalmarketing   #internetmarketing   #onlinemarketing   #viralvideo   #viralmarketing   #viralvideomarketing   #viralcontent  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Falkirk Wheel in Scotland
Neil Ferree Neil Ferree

Assassin's Creed Unity Meets Parkour in Real Life
As if I needed something else to get my excited for Assassin's Creed Unity (I've scheduled vacation time for it's release!).

Ronnie Shalvis and the French FreeRun Family totally recreate the feel of the free running /  #Parkour  feel in Assassin's Creed. I'm pretty stoked, #AssassinsCreedUnity  comes out on October 28 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC: http://youtu.be/-ohFulrJKhI, You get to play as a master Assassin in the French Revolution, and for the first time you can play with your friends in 4-player co-op missions!
Paul Spoerry Paul Spoerry

Can Literature Change Hearts and Minds?

It can, according to a new study, at least if the literature is as powerful as the Harry Potter tales.

The study found that reading the series significantly improved attitudes of tolerance among young people. #plusonly  
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

SEO Myth #1: All Guest Posting Is Now Bad

Earlier this year Google's +Matt Cutts launched a blog rant against spammy, link-manipulating guest blogging. This led many to conclude that Google is now against all guest posting.

Not so! says +Eric Enge. His +Forbes article "7 Modern Age SEO Myths" explains why. Read it now at http://stonet.co/7seomyths

Or view (and repin) all seven of Eric's SEO myths on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/185069865912513150/
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

Move over VW, there's a new most shared ad in town.
Danny Sullivan Danny Sullivan

MailChimp is out with a study saying that rented email lists perform very, very poorly.
Danny Sullivan Danny Sullivan

How to Monetize Social Media to Grow Your Business
Do you feel overwhelmed with what is happening in social media?

Does it feel like everyone else has an answer, and that every answer is different?

Would you like to learn how to leverage social media to grow your business?

Join me and my business partner, +Sabrina Gibson for a FREE one hour training!

WE’LL SHARE WITH YOU:

- Why MOST business owners are NOT successful with Social Media
- SUPER simple techniques that will increase your online results
- A simple plan that you can implement immediately.
- The ONLY thing you need to do to be SUCCESSFUL with Social Media.
- How to get ALL of your marketing efforts working together EFFORTLESSLY

If you're ready to get more exposure and generate additional leads for your business, then this webinar is for you!

Learn more and sign up here: http://rebekahradice.com/monetize-social-media/

#socialmediamarketing   #socialmediastrategy   #socialmediatips  
Neil Ferree Neil Ferree

A DJ Remixed A Gang Of Third-Graders Just Being Kids....
It might get stuck in your head.*
Paul Spoerry Paul Spoerry

What Is The Speed of Dark?
Why the speed of darkness is faster than the speed of light?.... +Vsauce  wow, um.... mind blown
Paul Spoerry Paul Spoerry

Please join us in this special show in which we dig into how Google determines what is good content vs. bad.  Panda is one of the many algorithms they use to do that. Join +Bill Slawski, +Ammon Johns, +David Harry, +Mark Traphagen, and I as we dig deeply into this topic.

The show will air on Thursday July 31st, at 3 PM ET (Boston time).  Say YES to get access to the video for live or later viewing. I will also share the video link here for mobile viewers.

Please share this event or invite others to join us.  Let's pack the house!  Thanks for your help.
Mark Traphagen Mark Traphagen

If you do not install apps from untrusted sources, you're likely safe from the "Fake ID" flaw. Google has scanned all of the apps in the Google Play store, and confirmed they have not seen anyone attempt to exploit this flaw to date.

Read more details in our post:
Paul Spoerry Paul Spoerry

Neil Ferree -
+4 - 1 comments


Neil Ferree Neil Ferree

Which Headline would you Click 1st?

If you were in a truck accident in Phoenix Arizona and you were looking for expert legal representation, which YouTube video would you view 1st based on these two headlines?

A)  choosing the right lawyer
B)  what you need to do immediately
C)  doesn't matter, both are OK as is?
Neil Ferree Neil Ferree

Bookmark worthy: 9,000+ word guide on how to start a blog

This is one of those 'I should've written that post' posts... However, +Ramsay Taplin did such a great job of it that I have nothing to add. Yes, you left me speechless, Ramsay! ;)

Learn everything you need to know about the basics of starting a successful blog, as well as more advanced strategies on how to promote and make money off it. All from someone who's actually done it before - isn't that a novel idea: do it before you teach someone to do it?

#bloggingtipsforbeginners  
Neil Ferree Neil Ferree

Hangouts Is Growing Up and Leaving The Google+ Nest

This is an interesting development. On one hand it makes total sense to let businesses use Hangouts without Google+, but on the other hand what does this further breaking up of the features of Google+ mean for the platform as a whole?

I guess only time will tell. What do you think? Is G+ falling apart?
Seth Goldstein Seth Goldstein

Kick back in your recliner and get to know La-Z-Boy's CMO Doug Collier.
Danny Sullivan Danny Sullivan

Being the only Windows user in a mostly Mac environment, my toolset is a bit different than the rest of the team at GreenMellen. Beyond my Windows devices, I’m also a bit of a gadget guy, so I have a lot of fun little toys to play with. Here’s a quick look at what I use.
Mickey Mellen Mickey Mellen

6 Things You Can Improve about Your Bathroom

There are always things that you can improve around your house, and if you are having doubts, then simply remember that these kinds of investments can turn out to be quite a good way of increasing the value of your home, if you ever wish to sell it. Another great point is that by improving a thing like your bathroom will change the quality of your life for the better, and that will lead to a more increased sense of comfort.

While you can decide and make some big changes, which will naturally require more money, it is always a good thing to think about ways of improving your bathroom with as little money as you can. You’ll be surprised to see how small changes can make a dramatic difference. The most important thing you’ll have to think about is how much money you have dedicated to this project, and what is the overall theme you’re aiming at.
Ivan Dimitrijević Ivan Dimitrijević

5 Great Foods That You Can Eat to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

We are all familiar with the fact that that there is a wide variety of foods that may damage our teeth and that food particles and bacteria found in the mouth can cause tooth decay. We also understand that brushing and flossing regularly are important for maintaining good oral health – but, did you know that there are certain kinds of food that are actually good for our teeth, and that can benefit their health in many ways? Let’s take a look at some of them.
Ivan Dimitrijević Ivan Dimitrijević

Today’s task: packing for WordCamp NYC . Getting excited! Also, testing omitting status post format from RSS.
Courtney Engle Robertson Courtney Engle Robertson

Bullets v Bullets
What a Bummer
Neil Ferree Neil Ferree

Tips for Maintaining a Perfect Relationship
Ivan Dimitrijević Ivan Dimitrijević

Dead On Inbox Arrival: Study Shows Purchased Email Lists Aren’t Worth A Dime
Ivan Dimitrijević Ivan Dimitrijević

Google’s 200 Ranking Factors: The Complete List
Ivan Dimitrijević Ivan Dimitrijević

Great Find +Twoople

Twoople is an absolutely amazing platform that allows anyone to chat with you through a memorable URL - mine is http://www.twoople.me/goldsteinmedia (I can share it anywhere). The best part about Twoople is that you won't have to register or download an app to chat with me when you visit my Twoople address. This changes chat for customer service, and sales as we know it. Give it a try and Twoople me, www.twoople.me/goldsteinmedia
Seth Goldstein Seth Goldstein

This AdWords Ad is bad on so many levels: 
Todd Mintz Todd Mintz

"Beast Mode" is in "Dunce Mode".
Todd Mintz Todd Mintz

Daily Circles check it out

Name Author Members

Austrian Photographers

54

Finnish active people and Pages circle

111

Google Developers GTUG

152

Super Science Circle

220

Photography Newbies

100

Food, Beer, and Wine Circle

165

Social SEO

25

Google+ Pages and interesting people

241

Android Pages

31

Banken und Finanzen

170

Think different: the interaction circle

200

Play Ball! Baseball

31

some great people

501

experts in social business

90

Writer's Circle

99

Science Circle

300

Google Services

48

Daily Fine Art

199


© Siegfried Hirsch 2012 - 2013
Want to stay updated on changes you can circle Siegfried Hirsch (me) on Google+.