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I Help With Google+ Business and Social SEO Strategist, Internet Marketing since 1994
Introduction

If you are looking for an experienced person that really cares about your growth and success online, then I may be the right fit for you. I have had the pleasure, over the last 15 years, helping 100's of small businesses succeed. I have personally worked with companies ranging from bed & breakfasts to technology giants. If you are serious about being found in this new Social SEO world, contact me, or call me at (623) 252-3845 and my company Steady Demand.

I love to help and educate.

Proud to have produced / conceptualized and executed this:
Hulk Hogan and GoDaddy Live in my HOA
GPlus Tool Party ( First time all G+ Tools in one Hangout )


Happy to be an Owner of the following Google Plus Communities ( 200K Members):
Google Plus for Small Business
Social Media Strategy
Social Media Professionals
Social Media Discussion
Creative Social Media
Web Hosting Industry


Intrigued - Keep Reading?

I am the co-founder of a company called Steady Demand. We are solely focused on Business Brand Page Management on Google+. To put it simply, we do all the heavy lifting, writing, engagement, developing quality followers and we stay up to speed on social and search so you can focus on what you do best -- growing your business

( We also educate you along the way ) - Check out this free tool we created to help you check your connection from your G+ business brand page to your website. The tool will also grade your posts and teach you how to make them the best they can be.

We started Steady Demand after a few of our consulting clients came to us and started asking for help with manual penalties. We saw the coming of semantic search ( Hummingbird ) Social Signals and the convergence of Social and SEO a while ago, so we decided to apply Google+ and experiment with how we can help companies rank better naturally.

Using a combination of relationship building, thought leadership and the creation of great content, we will work with you ( as a partner ) to help you meet your business objectives.

The circles I would recommend to putting me in:

  • Google Plus Educators
  • Internet Marketing and Strategy
  • Google Plus for Business
What do I share on Google Plus?
  • Google Plus Tips
  • Google Plus Experiments
  • Google Plus News
  • Sometimes funny things and video game related stuff
PS I am available on Helpouts sometimes:
Review Your Google Plus Business Brand Page
Learn How to Post Properly on Google Plus

Things I am proud to be a part in founding

TheHostingNews.com and ServerSchool.com,XBLAFans.Com, SteamGameFans.com, PSNFans.com TheGameReviews.com, -- ( Mobile Apps ) iNetManiagame.com EvilPerfected.com 

I am also the moderator for the 1st Google Plus Linkedin Group

If you need my bio here it is:

Mr. Fisher is an experienced veteran in the SEO and Social Media space. He began experimenting and practicing these disciplines back in 1994 when Internet Marketing and SEO was not even a buzzword. Ben works with most of the leaders in the Internet Marketing community and is himself a speaker at conferences such as PubCon and HostingCon. Ben has worked with such clients as Seagate, Hostway, ValueWeb, Godaddy, Ipower ( Endurance International Group ) , SoftLayer, CodeMasters and D3 Publishers.


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Had Hulk Hogan and GoDaddy in an HOA, Internet Marketing since 1994, Beta tester of many Google products, Tagline Creator - Go Plus Yourself! and SKETCH
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Internet Marketing Guy: Video Games and Web Hosting industry consulting / biz dev, producer, SEO, SEM and Social Media.
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Google+, Social Engagement and Development, Internet Marketing, Google Analytics, SEO
Employment
  • Steady Demand - Google+ Brand Management
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • SocialDude.Com - Social Media Content Strategy / Marketing
    Founder, present
  • XBLAFans.com
    Co-Founder, present
  • TheHostingNews.com / Social Media Marketing Web Hosting
    Dir of Marketing, 2003 - present
  • cPanel, Inc
    Director of Marketing, 2011 - 2012
  • Gaming Industry
    Hosting Industry, 2003 - 2011
  • TheGameReviews.com
    Co-Founder
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houston - san diego - flagstaff - mt laurel

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Getting Traction On Google Plus Is Hard Right?
Well, it does not have to be.
Download The Guide - http://guide.steadydemand.com 

We just put together a guide based on our experience over the last few years, working with business pages.

In the guide you will see:

*Company Page Setup Checklist - keep control of your account and set yourself up from the start, using the same process we use with our clients!

*Links to common articles - no need to sift through Google's gigantic help sites, we did it for you!

*Optimization tips - dimensions and settings to help you make your page follow-worthy!

Plus 10 bonus tips that answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Google Plus for Business.

One of those tips covers; How do I balance posting to my company page vs. personal profile?

Please feel free to share, forward or send out via smoke signals ;P 

#googleplustips   #help   #FridayReads   #business  
 
New Free Guide Available Today
How To Get Traction & Value From Your Google Plus Page.
Plus 10 bonus Tips From Our Experience.
Grab it at http://guide.steadydemand.com 

Included:
►Company Page Setup Checklist - keep control of your account and set yourself up from the start, using the same process we use with our clients!

►Links to common articles - no need to sift through Google's gigantic help sites, we did it for you!

►Optimization tips - dimensions and settings to help you make your page follow-worthy!

#googleplustips   #googleplusforbusiness   #googlemybusiness   #googleplushelp  
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Last week hanging out with +Mark Traphagen +Jeff Sieh +Dustin W. Stout and not pictured +Mike Allton and +martin shervington

#smmw16 #sandiego
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Absolutely +Mike Allton and +Dustin W. Stout !!
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G+ Android Update 7.7.0
We're beginning to roll out our eighth Android app update of the year. In addition to bug fixes, we've made updates to Home, Profile, and Collections features plus continued to improve Web page loading times:

* 19 bugs fixed
* 7 accessibility issues addressed
* Updated "new posts" notification
* Chrome tab pre-connect to further speed up Web pages
* Changed info icon to ABOUT text on profile
* Updated create and edit Collection features

As always, additional Android updates are on the way, so please keep the ideas & issues coming by using our Send Feedback menu item. Thanks~
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Removing Near Duplicate Posts from Search

H/T +Luke Wroblewski 

#googleplusupdates   #googleplus  
 
G+ Search Update April 15
We're continuing to improve Google+ search this week with another update (on Web, Android, & iOS) that removes nearly identical posts in search results. These occasionally show up because two different branches of the same company have posted similar content. With this update, we're tracking down such near-duplicates so you shouldn't see them popping up in your search results anymore.

As always, please send us your ideas/issues using our Send Feedback menu item as that's the best way to ensure we'll see them.
Thanks~
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Greater Community Spam Filtering Controls

H/t +Luke Wroblewski 

#googleplusupdates   #ns  
 
Community Content Controls
Today we're rolling out a new feature on all platforms (iOS, Android, and Web) designed to make Communities on Google+ even better by keeping more spam out. For details, check out Frank's post: https://plus.google.com/+FrankRodriguez_Google/posts/KJ5vJem5PJt

As always, please send us your ideas/issues using our Send Feedback menu item as that's the best way to ensure we'll see them. Thanks~
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I had to ban some folks from some of the Communities, +Ben Fisher , so since they were adding nothing but "spam", it was a very useful exercise. Also, it can me a chance to "review" what was actually happening within the Community.  Once again I made the decision to "delete" what was not bringing any value...
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Yes Break The Rules - Be a Scientist
Experimenting is something we should all strive to do, ignore the dogma echochamber... be a scientist and question everything!
 
Break the Rules

If you have read any social media advice lately, there sure seems to be a lot of rules. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason ... or data ... to back most of them up.

So what are some of these rules? Here are a few in no particular order:

- Don't like your own post.
- Don't use hashtags on FB or Pinterest.
- Don't use all 140 characters on Twitter.
- Don't send DM's on Twitter.
- Don't automate across platforms.
- Don't write in 1st person plural (e.g. "we", "us", "our"). 
- Don't ask for retweets or shares.
- Don't overshare.
- Don't reshare the same post, except for on Twitter.

You get the picture. A whole lotta "don't do this" and "don't do that" and guess what? We have done all of these things at one time or another and some of them work out pretty well. 

We think the one thing you should add to your "don't" list is listen to a bunch of people telling you a bunch of things you shouldn't do. It is your business. Experiment. Try asking for a retweet or resharing the same post tomorrow that you shared last week ... you might find that you reach a whole new audience. If you don't have time to post to two networks, try automating one. What is the harm? You can always turn it off.

Go ahead, break a few rules today.

#socialmedia #socialmediatips #breaktherules  
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+John Velasquez Take Care.
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Social Engagement and Values Can Be Viral
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the takeaway is that if your posts have valuable content or ideas, take into account what your audience wants, and if YOU BELIEVE in their value and are committed to spreading the message, they are much more likely to get engagement or even go viral.
 
Engagement and 'Going Viral'
You've had the magic in your hands all along... and you didn't even know it.

Earlier today, +David Amerland shared a post that he wrote for +Social Media Today  The Social Media Engagement Formula (http://gplus.ly/21jY43F). In it, he basically says that a post should do well (whether original or shared) as long as it adheres to five very specific requirements. We are paraphrasing these five requirements, so be sure to read his article for more in-depth reasoning.

Appeal: Interests your audience.

Social Proof: Basically, once it starts getting shared, more and more people will feel comfortable sharing it.

Connection: Resonates with your audience.

Feeling: Some emotional trigger. In other words, the audience can't be indifferent to your content. 

Values: A subtle code that the creator of the post is passing on. (This is probably subconscious.)

It was the last piece "values" that reminded us of a post we came across on +Harvard Business Review  Which Messages Go Viral and Which Ones Don't (http://gplus.ly/1Umk7Ga). Here is the important paragraph from that article:

"A recent study (http://gplus.ly/21k2UOp) demonstrated that we can successfully predict which messages will go viral and which will not. This study showed that the ideas that are destined to spread have a characteristic signature at their origin — that is, quite literally, within the brain of the sender. These messages specifically activate key regions in two circuits in the sender’s brain: the “reward” circuit, which registers the value of the message to the sender, and the “mentalizing” circuit, which activates when we see things from the point of view of the person who receives the message. From the moment we first formulate a message, these two factors play a key role in whether or not they will go viral. The more you value an idea that you want to spread, the more likely you are to be successful at spreading it. In addition, the more accurately you can predict how others will feel about the message, the more likely you are to be successful at spreading this idea. These findings are profound because they imply that we can predict which messages will go viral and which ones will not based on these two factors."

If we combine both articles, the takeaway is that if your posts have valuable content or ideas, take into account what your audience wants, and if YOU BELIEVE in their value and are committed to spreading the message, they are much more likely to get engagement or even go viral.

#dropsmic
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+Ben Fisher Too true. Authoring with your audience in mind is more vital than ever.

I've specifically studied the language patterns within viral memes and there is a clear correlation between the unique use of floating context and subresonant pattern matching

#infotainment
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Hovercards Added to G+ Web Preview
Thanks to Google for listening to user feedback. The Hovercard has made it's way back in to the UI.

Now if we can only get local reviews back on brand pages +Luke Wroblewski

#googleplusupdates #googleplus
Google Plus Preview. This article is meant as a placeholder to keep you up to date, on Google Plus Updates.
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G+ Popular Among Millennials - for The Wrong Reasons 

While G+ is great from a semantic standpoint, I agree many businesses do not take the time to respond to engagement.

Those that do see great rewards from engagement. 

h/t +Mike Elgan +Peggy K 
 
Google+ is more popular than Facebook among millennials

And equal to Twitter.

Although all three get smoked by Snapchat and Instagram.

http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-tai-tran-on-social-media-marketing-2016-4

#Google+ #Facebook #Twitter




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Solving Pain is What We Do
Growing your agency is hard. Scaling your business is even harder!
It takes time, people and expertise. All of which are in short supply.

This is where those of us at +Steady Demand, LLC can help.

*Expand your army of experts
*Add a new recurring revenue stream
*Get results that matter
*Save you time
*Whitelabel solution

What experiences have you had in outsourcing?

#outsourcing #googleplus #whitelabel
 
Are You Missing a Piece of the Puzzle? 
We think you are: http://gplus.ly/263IgWA

If you manage social media for your clients, we are talking to you. 

Perhaps you are doing a great job on Facebook and Instagram... but can't seem to gain much traction on Google Plus or Twitter? Or perhaps you have so many clients that you really need some extra hands on deck? Whatever the case, we may be the missing piece to your puzzle. 

We work closely with several agencies to increase THEIR clients' social reach. Some prefer that we remain anonymous and communicate only with them, not their clients, basically as a "white label" or silent partner. And it works. We know how to make it work.

Our expertise is and has always been Google Plus, and that seems to be the one network where many social media professionals run into problems. Luckily, we don't view social as "all or nothing" as some do. We can manage your clients' Google Plus accounts while you manage their Facebook accounts. We are flexible and we will work with you to meet your clients' social media goals. 

Immediately upon partnering with us, you will be able to advertise expertise in Google Plus, particularly for local businesses, and add a new profitable/billable line item to your services without adding the extra time to your day that it takes to manage each new account. We are fast and reliable with many happy customers ... and we would love to add you to that list. 

If that sounds good to you or if you have questions, give us a call at 844-731-1223 or contact us through our website: http://gplus.ly/263IgWA

BTW: We are pretty good at a few of the other social networks as well - but G+ will always be our first love! :D

#socialmedia #socialmediamarketing #socialmediamanagement  
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Sales and Social Media?
I have not done a hangout in a while, but when it comes to +Zara Altair and +Susan Finch I cannot help myself!

We will be talking about something that is a passion of mine and a problem for most businesses to understand. 

How, why and where #socialmedia  fits in the sales cycle. 

Hint, is is about #trust , right +David Amerland? :P 

We will go over real life stories of success and failures as well as a ton of core concepts!

Here is some good reading material to with: http://www.steadydemand.com/blog/social-media-buyers-journey-1111.html
 
Social media - you won’t make any sales…or will you? Expect a lively conversation when +Ben Fisher  and +Susan Finch  join the Midweek Zap to talk about what to expect from sales via social media. 

Ben and Susan have each joined the Midweek Zap before. Expect a lively and fun discussion and some great actionable tips.

Responding Yes or Maybe will set a reminder so you can catch the replay.)
*Hashtag: #MWZlive * Please use for your tweets and when sharing out the show.

Like the topic? Know someone that will enjoy it? Invite your friends! 

Love the show? Become a patron for just $1 a month.http://www.patreon.com/ZaraAltair
About Ben:

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I Help With Google+ Business and Social SEO Strategist, Internet Marketing since 1994 
Introduction
If you are looking for an experienced person that really cares about your growth and success online, then I may be the right fit for you. I have had the pleasure, over the last 15 years, helping 100's of small businesses succeed. I have personally worked with companies ranging from bed & breakfasts to technology giants. If you are serious about being found in this new Social SEO world, contact me, or call me at (623) 252-3845 and my company Steady Demand.
I love to help and educate.

About Susan:
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Marketing, PR & Web Pro for DECADES! LOVE my clients.
Introduction
I ended up here because I was told I needed to jump into Google+ by people I respect. I want to share what I'm learning, how it can be applied to your success path and allow you to share your new knowledge.

http://susanfinch.com 

My background is primarily in PR/Marketing & Advertising.

If you came to the show and commented in the events page, you will be put in a notification circle to be invited to future shows.
Host +Zara Altair  created *The Midweek Zap*to help you develop an online strategy that works for you and your business. You are here!
Go to Actation Now! website to view all original events plus articles to help you create and sustain your web presence.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Zara Altair. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Google RankBrain, a Deeper Understanding of Intent
+Eric Enge delves into the myths about what RankBrain actually is and is not. 

The fascinating part of the algorithm is how it matches user intent to content, and applies the appropriate algorithm based on the perceived intent of the user's query using a tested data set.

SEO has changed, that is for certain, but then again it appears, good old marketing rules still apply.

Thanks +Stone Temple Consulting 

h/t +Mark Traphagen 

#rankbrain   #seo  
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