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Google+ University

With 40+ articles and counting, it occurs to me that there’s quite a bit of information on our favorite social network within my site, but they’re not so easily organized or discovered. So, I’ve put together this resource for you so that you can jump in wherever you need to. Whether you’re at the 101 level or the 501 level, there are articles and resources here for you.

GOOGLE+ 101: Introduction to Google+

01. The Power of the +Plus 
02. Social Media Active Users by Network [INFOGRAPH]
03. Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority? 
04. Top Google+ Influencers and Educators 
05. Learn About the Benefits of Google+ with Mike Allton [VIDEO]

GOOGLE+ 201: Getting Around The Plus

06. How to make Google+ your favorite Social Network 
07. Guide to Formatting Google+ Posts [INFOGRAPHIC]
08. 6 Ways a Formatted Google+ Post Will Increase Engagement and Interest
09. Secret Tips to Using Google+ Circles 
10. The Complete Social Media Cover Photo Guide
11. How to Save Google Plus Posts for Later Reading 
12. How to Link to a Google Plus Post 

GOOGLE+ 301: Growing Your Business with Google+

13. Manage Google+ Pages from Mobile - 
14. How To Create Google +Post Ads 
15. Are You Mining Google Plus for Gold? 
16. Google+ Releases Gorgeous New Site Badges 
17. Use this Amazing Technique to Increase Blog Engagement on Google+ 
18. Is your brand listening on Google Plus? It should be! 
19. Promoting Content with Google+ 
20. 8 Ways to Get More Google+ Page Followers

GOOGLE+ 401: Advanced Plussing

21. How Not to use Google+ 
22. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers
23. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers [VIDEO]
24. Should You Plus Your Own Plus Posts? 
25. How To Get Full-Bleed Images on Google+ - 
26. How to Track Google+ Post Impressions 
27. Key to Virality: What's Hot on Google+ 
28. Explore the Benefits of Google+ Ripples 
29. Anatomy of a Viral Post

GOOGLE+ 501: HOAs, Tools & Communities

30. Brand Your HOA to Positively Impact Your Audience 
31. How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with Buffer 
32. How to Mention a Google+ User or Business with HootSuite 
33. Scheduling Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide 
34. How to Create a Google+ Community 
35. Stop the insanity! Keep Google+ Community posts off your profile.
36. The Best Google+ Communities 
37. Cleaning Up Your Google+ Communities 
38. Understand and Monitor your Google+ Followers with CircleCount 

GOOGLE+ 601: Google Authorship

39. Google AuthorRank: Fact or Fiction 
40. Google Authorship - are we there yet? 
41. Is Ranking First on Google All That Matters?

This is a lot to cover, so bookmarking this post would be a good idea. (See #11 & #12 above). You can also pin the post to Pinterest!

If you have any questions, or would like more hands-on help developing a strategy for success on Google+ for your business, circle and private message me and we’ll start a dialogue.

Learn everything you need to know to get started on Google+, and start using the platform to learn and grow!

#GooglePlus #SocialMedia #GooglePlusTips #Business  

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No software to buy, install and accessing it through a web browser. What, exactly, is this cloud computing thing all about?
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Last week we discussed the three options a business has when looking for computer support, briefly mentioning the five options available when outsourcing to a competent consultant. Today we are going to dig into the five types of outsourced IT help. 1. Vendor Support: This is the telephone support provided by the big software and hardware [...]
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"Your logo looks like a toilet." Lessons from a branding disaster.
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“It all goes back to the mom and pop business and building something from the heart.”
- Daniel Northcutt, Frank Restaurant

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Cool stuff. What's up with you Chad? Remember me?
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Computers have become a part and parcel of our daily lives. We rely on computers so much that if they break down or stop working for even a day, our lives are put on hold. This is why remaining conscious about the repair of these machines is really necessary. Even though maintaining a computer system [...]
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Businesses computer networks of all sizes require ongoing maintenance from highly-trained technicians. Learn the 5 business options for computer support.
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What is EdgeRank?

You’re probably aware and heard of Facebook EdgeRank Algorithm. But you’re unsure what’s the theory behind it and how it works.

Similar to how Google’s PageRank sorts results to better match your search intention with high relevancy, Facebook uses Edgerank to ensure that. It decides what fans will (and won’t) see your contents in their news feed.

There are far fewer factors Facebook’s Edgerank takes into account versus Google. The higher your Edgerank score, the more likely your fans will see the contents you have posted.

#Facebook   #EdgeRank   #Marketing  
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Feeling in need of some true inspiration? Watch these epics sports pep talks for instant motivation.
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Chad Agate is a Primal living, mountain climbing, leadership studying, b2b inbound marketing guy. Looking for new opportunities
Chad Agate is a global marketing and social media expert who has been connecting people and products through technology for more than a decade. As founder of CMAC Group, he drew on his diverse experience in marketing, sales and business development to create a platform for mid-market industrial distribution and manufacturing firms to grow their companies, share their expertise, seize business opportunities, and interact with consumers.  His innovative and unparalleled ability to harness the power of social networks to increase the bottom line has made him a sought after marketing expert.

Equipped with 10 years of experience building sales and managing teams, Chad uses his expansive network to empower organizations with the tools they need to increase clientele and connect with vendors.

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7 year paleo living powerlifter, father of one outstanding little boy.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
Digital Marketing Manager, Passionate Inbound Marketer
SEO, SEM, PPC, Budget Management, Web Analytics, CRM Integration, Inbound Marketing, Team Building, WordPress, Landing Page Optimization, Email Marketing, Strategic Planning
  • CMAC Group, LLC
    Principal, 2012 - present
    Founder and Principal at CMAC Group, responsible for crafting and execution of Inbound Marketing Campaigns for midsize ($20MM - $200MM) B2B organizations, across multiple Buyer Personas, consistently producing provable data results
  • American Body Company, Inc.
    VP, Business Development, 2008 - 2012
    V.P. Business Development, responsible for developing and executing the marketing and sales plan. Crafted and executed an inbound marketing plan. Including the launch of multiple B2B e-commerce sites, securing purchasing agreements from multiple Fortune 500 organizations, resulting in bottom line growth of 1.75MM in year two of e-commerce site launch.
  • SIPBox / NeoPhonetics
    CEO, 2006 - 2008
    President, Open Source VoIP firm focused on the enterprise. Responsible for day-to-day operations, technical operations and marketing of a SIPBox, and enterprise VoIP SIP based soft switch.
  • Cipher Consulting Group
    CEO, 1999 - 2005
    President and Founder, IT Consultancy and VAR focused on the SMB market. Responsible for day-to-day management, business development, and operations. Implemented one of the first PSA systems for Managed IT services.
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