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25% OFF National Trust Membership :-)

If you live in England and Wales you'll know (or at least should) of the great work the National Trust do to preserver our heritage..whether it's beautiful countryside or coastline, to historic gardens and houses..the National Trust are leading the way in conservation.

Being a National Trust member gets you FREE access to hundreds of these heritage spots + bundles more. It's great value..quick buy it now whilst you get 25% OFF :-)
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Thanks +Cyrus Shepard for your eloquent and well thought out response. Agree with your points here.
 
5 Takeaways and Assumptions from Matt Cutt's Video on Authority vs. Popularity

1. Google repeated tries to downplay the role of social signals in the algorithm. I actually believe them, and take Matt at his word. Where I believe Google is going with social signals is the idea of establishing identity.

2. Raw social signals are messy. Identity is a much more useful signal for determining authority than raw social signals, which can be gained. Identity on the web is hard to figure out, but Google+ helps a lot. Matt doesn't explicitly say this, but this and past statements support this assumption very well.

3. In the past, Google rewarded highly authoritative websites through traditional signals analogous to Trust Authority and Domain Authority, which were highly dependent on raw PageRank and anchor text signals.

This promoted sites with high Domain Authority scores even for long tail terms that they weren't necessarily an authority on. Think of the New York Times ranking for a page on Justin Bieber, just because they have the authority of the New York Times.

4. Going forward, Google plans to incorporate better authority and relevancy signals (possibly based on identity, semantic analysis and other factors I can't begin to imagine).

The result of which is the influence of traditional Domain Authority signals will diminish.

5. How do we adapt and take advantage of Google's new relevancy signals? (yet to be proven or released)

 • Become an authority.
 • Establish real people as authors.
 • Publish regularly creating best-of-class authoritative content on particular subjects.
 • Continue to use good site architecture and best semantic practices to make the meaning of your content clear to Google.
 • Actively promote your content through influencers and influential channels (this isn't link building, it's targeted distribution)

#SEO #Google #marketing  
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Wow - that's seriously good. You must try it :-)

Thanks +Lee Smallwood and +Phillip Olsen

 
#illusion  
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Yeah +Joust Consulting pretty trippy eh :-) 
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+Chris P King :-)
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Learn a Language Online - and for FREE!

I'm heading to Japan soon and want to learn a few basic phrases (greetings etc.) before I leave the UK. I'll put my hands up and say I'm a lazy English (albeit British English :-)) only speaker with a tiny amount of French.  I've also struggled to grasp basic Spanish and Italian from friends I've met along the way...

Anyway, my friend has put me onto a language network called italki. You can organise all sorts of lessons but the great thing is you can also buddy up with people who are willing to help and/or want to learn more of your native language.

I've got my first buddy session this week..I'll keep you posted on how it went!

#chrispking   #italki   #japaneselanguage   #japaneselessons   #japan  
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10% OFF Family and Friends Railcard Promotional Code and Get 1/3 OFF Train Travel in Britain

If you travel a lot on trains in Britain, you've probably heard about Railcards that can SAVE you 1/3 on your journeys. The Family and Friends Railcard is the best option if you're travelling with adults and kids to get fantastic savings. 

You can get 10% OFF the price of the Family and Friends Railcard as well! Find out more about how to SAVE http://thetrainhacker.com/railcards/family-friends-railcard/

#chrispking   #familyandfriends   #familyandfriendsrailcard   #railcards   #cheaptraintickets   #thetrainhacker   #britishrail   #promotionalcodes   #traintravel   #railtravel   #britain   #moneysavings  
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Great words of wisdom from a man who most definitely knows _ +Chris Garrett _ You'll want to ensure quick access to this guide on what content you should and should not give away for free.

#chrispking #contentmarketing
 
People sometimes forget that pioneering blogger +Chris Garrett works at Copyblogger Media. He's too valuable to let write much, though.
Chris Garrett helps you find the line between freely available content and content that is locked behind a paywall.
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The Windsor Castle - Victoria, London

Love the glasswork in this traditional London pub :-)

#chrispking #londonphotography #londonphotographers #londonpubs #englishpubs #englishstyle #londonstyle #ornate #glasswork #traditional #travelphotography 
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Thanks +Philip MacKenzie it was a bitter place last night :-) although Sam Smiths pubs are not renowned for the taste of their beers!
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<Title> Change Roll Out

<Title> tags in Google have been changing the past few weeks and it's out with the old 66 characters and in with the new 55 as the safest length.

I've been reducing my clients the past few weeks.

+Pete Meyers has come up with an excellent guide http://moz.com/blog/new-title-tag-guidelines-preview-tool

If you're rather particular (like me) Screaming Frog have produced a pixel width tool.

Every character counts right :-)

#chrispking #onpageseo #seo #contentmarketing 
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Law Courts - The Strand, London

Otherwise known as the Royal Courts of Justice, shot with an iPhone 5 whilst walking home.

#chrispking #lawcourts #royalcourtsofjustice #highcourt #courtofappeal #londonphotography #iconiclondon #londonarchitecture #architecturephotography #gothicarchitecture #gothic #gothicstyle #travelphotography #traveller 
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Traveller | Digital Marketing Strategist | Publisher | Entrepreneur | Location Independent | Londoner
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Traveller - I've spent five years of my life travelling and will be spending more time travelling in the future. Trips include one month in Thailand, six months in Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos), seven months in India, six months in the US and Canada, nine months in Europe. Numerous holidays in Goa, Spain, Greece, Turkey, the US, France, the UK etc. etc.

Digital Marketing Strategist - Most of my working time is helping travel publishers with their digital marketing strategy. I've been working in online media/marketing 16 years and including this in wider media 20 years. 

I take an ethical approach and deliver high value to my clients by providing consultancy and services 

Particular areas of strength include:
  • Strategy
  • Content Marketing/Strategy
  • SEO 
  • Conversion Optimisation
  • Brand/Reputation Building
  • Traffic Generation
  • Social Media
Publisher/Writer/Photographer - when not helping clients, I have some publishing projects with some long term plans to develop a few more websites in the travel sector.

Location Independent - well not all the time but working towards it. I've spent seven months on the road as a trial and hope to go full-time in the future.

Londoner - when not on the road I'm fortunate enough to live in London..the best city in the world :-)

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Five years spent travelling and more to come :-)
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  • University of Sussex
    History with English & American Studies
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
    Diploma
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
    eMarketing
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101 Holidays is a very inspiring website which has some great ideas for holidays. It has a unique design which makes it different from other holiday websites. The best thing is there's great deals as well!
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