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Brian Jensen
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Had a great time chatting with +Mark Traphagen​ at #smmw15

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Inspiration and motivation gathered from wise kind hearts and minds connected as one on the internet joining together in the flesh is super to see. Congratulations and thank you +Brian Jensen and +Mark Traphagen for caring and sharing your meeting. Have a magical week ahead. Cheers. 
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YouTube Introduces Interactive Cards

As creators, many of of have been relying on annotations to provide viewers with important calls-to-action. The issue was that annotations did not work with mobile which is why YouTube has released six different types of interactive cards.

Cards can inform your viewers about other videos, merch, playlists, websites and more. They look as beautiful as your videos, are available anytime during the video and yes, they finally work on mobile.

I for one am looking forward to getting started.

Pinging +Ronnie Bincer & +martin shervington 

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As a creator, you’ve probably been using annotations to engage with your viewers for years. But one of the things you’ve told us is that you need more flexibility with the info you share through annotations, and—most importan...
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+Joe Rega definitely. Another move by Google/YouTube to provide a better experience for mobile visitors. 
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11 Ways for Local Businesses to Get Links

Great local links not only can increase the reputation of your site with Google, they can increase relevant traffic from your community. 

In this post on the +Moz blog, Casey Miraz provides some very creative solutions for local businesses to get involved with their community and earn links. 

Thanks to +Hortense Soulier originally sharing. 

#localseo   #locallinks  
Follow Casey Meraz as he covers 11 ways for local businesses to earn valuable, non-spammy links to help you build the authority of your site.
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Questions About the Upcoming Mobile Friendly Algorithm?

If so, +Ana Hoffman has you covered with the comprehensive list of tools, resources and posts to prepare you for April 21st! 

#mobilesearch   #mobileseo  
 
Google's mobile friendly algorithm as a search ranking factor: what you need to know

♨  April 21 is the deadline Google set for the webmasters to get mobile ready. http://tgcafe.it/1LQ0Zbe

"Take out your phone, look up your web site. See if there is a gray mobile friendly label in your description snippet. If it is in the search results, if you see it, that means that Google understands that your site is mobile friendly and if you don’t see it then we don’t see that your site is mobile friendly or your is not mobile friendly." http://tgcafe.it/1HFy3l1

♨  Google's mobile friendly ranking algorithm will "take a few days to roll out, like maybe a week or so." http://tgcafe.it/1NgvLL2

♨  The mobile friendly ranking algorithm will affect mobile searches in ALL languages worldwide and 'will have a significant impact in our search results.' according to Google http://tgcafe.it/1ARdm3P

♨  It'll have a bigger impact on the search results than Penguin and Panda did. http://tgcafe.it/1FGOBvD  

♨  It is a yes or no algorithm (either you are mobile friendly or not) - no 'degrees' of mobile friendliness. http://tgcafe.it/1Cqpwmc

♨  The mobile friendly ranking algorithm will not have any impact on the desktop search whatsoever. http://tgcafe.it/1NgvLL2

♨  Responsive design works well, but it's not the only way to be mobile friendly. http://tgcafe.it/1MvxRGC

♨  Your site must unblock CSS & javascript to pass mobile friendly test. http://tgcafe.it/1MvxRGC

♨   All pages must be mobile friendly for your site to be considered mobile friendly. http://tgcafe.it/1MvxRGC

Clarification of the last point from +Mark Traphagen: The 'mobile friendly' designation is site wide. The ranking boost or demotion will be page by page. 

Does your site pass the Mobile-Friendly Test?

Take it here: http://goo.gl/YPb80C

Mobile Friendly algorithm RESOURCES:

Google's 4-part live series: Basics of a mobile website for SMBs
→ 1. http://goo.gl/qpDvR7
→ 2. http://goo.gl/dWHqQq
→ 3. http://goo.gl/tQYS7w
→ 4. http://goo.gl/6y7Twi

Google's Q&A session for mobile-friendly ranking change
http://goo.gl/VB9qPT

Special thanks to +Barry Schwartz +Jennifer Slegg for keeping up with the changes!

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I am planning on keeping this post continuously updated as mobile friendly algorithm news/notes/clarifications come out. 

If you have anything to add, let me know in comments.

I am also planning on offering Traffic Generation Café Wordpress theme, which is completely mobile responsive (among other great features), for sale in the near future.

So if your site runs on Wordpress and you need an easy solution to your site mobile unfriendliness, this might be it.

Stay tuned!

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Thanks so much for sharing, +Brian Jensen!
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Chrome Developer Tools

Nice overview from AJ on Chrome Developer Tools. Its a pretty robust free tool and I certainly don't take advantage of all the features.  

I primarily use it for the following tasks:

➫ Inspecting elements on a page 
➫ Changing the HTML/CSS on a page - useful for making proposed changes to a page that you'd like to present to a client
➫ Copy XPath - if you're using importXML in Google Docs, it's a time saver
➫ PageSpeed - provides a report of suggestions on how to improve page speed performance

What tasks/analysis are you using Chrome Developer Tools for?

#chromedevelopertools   #pagespeed   #xpath  
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Removing Spam Referral Traffic in Google Analytics

Not sure how frequently everyone checks their Google Analytics referral traffic, but even with having bot and spider filtering enabled, reports can often be riddled with ghost visits and spam.

The following posts outline different solutions for filtering or preventing these types of sessions from appearing in your GA reports:

- http://viget.com/advance/removing-referral-spam-from-google-analytics

 - http://www.lunametrics.com/blog/2015/03/19/eliminating-dumb-ghost-referral-traffic/ 

+David Kutcher is this something you've looked at? 

#googleanalyticsspam   #ghosttraffic   #spamreferraltraffic  
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Very, +Brian Jensen! I have only started getting it in the last couple of months - must mean I have made it. ;)
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Hey +DENNIS N. DUCE,

I hope things are going well in SLC! I wanted to let you know I've partnered with a friend to start our own digital marketing agency, Big Marketing where we offer social media, SEO, content and analytics services.

If there are any small to medium sized businesses that you feel could benefit from any of these services, we'd be happy to pass along a referral fee for any leads that close.

Looking forward to hearing back from you!

All the best,

Brian  
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Thinking about updating your profile pic?

If so, the +Kevan Lee from the +Buffer team digs into some research about the different elements of profile pictures that have the biggest impact on an audience.

Profile pic best practices

➫ Smile with teeth
➫ Dark-colored suits, light colored buttondowns
➫ Jawline with a shadow
➫ Head-and-shoulders, or head-to-waist photo
➫ Squinch
➫ Asymmetrical composition
➫ Unobstructed eyes

Anything you'd add to the list?

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#profilepic   #headshottips  
Science, research, and psychology behind the best profile picture for your social media accounts.
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Does Google Sniff Your Gmail to Discover URLs?

Interesting test from +Eric Enge and the IMEC crew that showed no evidence of Google crawling URLs that were shared within Gmails,

Click through below to get the full story

#seotest  
So here is the question: Does Google scan Gmails to see URLs shared within them, and then does it use these to discover new content? There are many who adaman
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Thanks +Brian Jensen!
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Meet Google Keep

Google Keep may have just become my favorite tool for storing notes. 

h/t +Tihomir Petrov 
 
Whether you're jotting down a shopping list or putting ideas together for your next novel, Google Keep helps you capture your thoughts in the form of notes. Starting today, when you visit http://keep.google.com, you can export notes to Docs to expand, edit, and polish your ideas.
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Good to keep in mind, thanks +Liz Christopher!
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Social Media Search Engine

As the amount social content Google crawls and indexes across platforms continues to grow, having a tool that provides insight into what content is indexed can be valuable. 

Meet Social Searcher

Social Searcher is a free social media search engine that provides indexed social content for Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. 

http://www.social-searcher.com/

#socialsearch  
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I didn't know about this either but I see that not all the results are relevant for the topic I search for. I will analyse it more because it has a big potential. Thanks for sharing +Brian Jensen.
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Plus Your Business Team Meet Up

It was great spending a little time with +martin shervington​, and a few members of the +Plus Your Business!​ crew today in Pacific Beach.

Pinging +Wayne Brett​, +Travis Taylor​ and +Mary Stovall​.
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Thanks for the very nice post on LinkedIn +Hal Lumley !
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Analytical digital marketing consultant with comprehensive experience in social media, paid, search engine optimization, and content marketing. 

I work at the digital marketing agency Big Marketing, and am passionate about providing clients with customized integrated marketing strategies that include SEO, social media and content marketing.  

I'm also proficient at the following:

  • Competitive analysis and market research
  • In-depth technical SEO analysis 
  • Creating customized reports 
  • Keyword research
  • Content strategy, audits and editorial calendars
  • Social media strategy
  • Manual action and algorithmic penalty removal and recovery

I enjoy writing about online marketing related topics and have been published on Social Media Today, BuzzStream, JeffBullas, Virante, SteamFeed, Tech Page One, Marketing Pilgrim, SEO.com, SEER Interactive, SLC|SEM, Duct Tape Marketing, Plus Your Business, SEMrush, and am a moderator for the Content Marketing Community on Google Plus. I'm also a founding member in the Plus Your Business Academy

Visit my marketing blog for posts that provide actionable tips for search and social media marketing.


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Google Analytics Certified, Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, Dell Certified Social Media & Community Professional
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