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From a Program to an Environment

We've come to make an MIT Labs prediction real not so much by design as by happenstance. By looking at ways we could do more, be more efficient, achieve greater connectivity, become more able using technology we have, by degrees, in a largely organic way, come to the "intelligent design" solution proposed back in 1996 (yep, last century). ;) 
Back in 1996 I was given an MIT Media Labs research paper by an editor who wanted me to “check out the possibilities”. Windows 95 was almost two years old, Google was still two years in the future, Yahoo search used human-powered results in what...
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Want one! Well, two to be honest. Shnick! :D 
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From Cause to Purpose

The Superhero Character Development Arc is also one that mirrors the development of brand reach and power in a modern commercial environment. Nothing is accidental.
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+David Amerland now coming back to SEMANTIC SEARCH and SEO with this purpose in mind ......  and following the information flow from inside out   1)Cause ,  2) Vision,   3) Intent,  4) purpose we notice that the purpose flows outward from intent....

From a #FUFISM based marketing perspective this makes so much sense, as the purpose (4)  is to supply information to your intended target market, and the intent (3) of this information must be clearly understsood by search engines, which will only happen if you have a vision (2) of how to transfer the information of your cause (1)

From the other side where your intended target market operates,  their purpose of using a search engine is to locate information around your cause, and the search engine must match the intent of the search query to the intent of your online content. this will be an awful lot clearer when your intended target market has a clear understanding of your own, or the brand's  vision. 

That is (at least in my mind) the primary reason that you need to have a well structured marketing plan in place that lists the  Purpose, aims and objectives of the major components of your marketing strategies, showing how the intent within each separate marketing strategy that you employ, is integrated into your total marketing plan, and how this compliments or enhances the other  marketing and advertising strategies that you may  make use of.

As an example how does the intent of you social media marketing enhance the intent of your blog pages or web site?

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

If you're a small business you have the exact same needs as a large one and none of the budget or manpower. This is why a modular solution to having your own dedicated IT department, like the one proposed by +Productive Computer Systems  actually makes a lot of sense. 
 
If you're a small business - you must use technology to improve efficiency, be cost-effective... improve the bottom line, by doing more with less.  You need a tool and technology is that tool.  The problem is - technology is fast-moving, constantly growing train.  Jumping on it without proper amount of knowledge of what to do, how to do it and making sure it's done properly - will get you in serious trouble.   #SPECzone  will ensure it never happens to your business.
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Thank you very much for the share & your sentiments on the subject, +David Amerland. Always astute and always much appreciated!
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Virtual Learning

The Click-It Summit on Search Marketing is now open. Registration is free and yours truly is one of the speakers. :) I know, it's been a busy few months! Check it out: http://goo.gl/3gHYUO
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Invested in what we do

"Can we write content in a way that we genuinely feel invested in?" +Gina Fiedel asks a question that should only have one obvious answer. The fact that many of us have to write content as part of our work adds an additional dimension to Gina's exploration and as you've come to expect, this post is a path that takes you deep before you get to any answers. And BTW, check out the rose in the illustration. It is important. 
 
Writing Content Truly From You And For Them
What They Need [and] What You Truly Care About

How do we shimmy our most inventive selves into the business message container [our website & blog] that we’ve created with purpose for our customers and their needs? It’s the consistently echoing dilemma that small business owners face about writing content. Like a record with a skip, over and over, we puzzle the question; do we focus on writing in a way that fulfills a requirement or do we write what we’re inspired to write about, the things that our business inspires us to write about? The dilemma highlights the disconcerting largish detail that those two things aren’t always aligned.

Can we bring them into alignment? Can we write content in a way that we genuinely feel invested in? That exercises our creative muscles, and in turn also reaches back its hand and invites inspiration to flow forward into our business creating that two way street? Can we find what drives us to make that extra effort at excellence? And here’s the tricky part: that also provides our customers with what they need at the same time?

Yes. We can. We should.

I read a terrific short piece from +Danny Brown, called The BuzzFeed Economy and the Chase for Social Proof, (http://goo.gl/uK8qqx) that helped me to crystallize my thoughts on this article- how not only worthless it is to settle for less than good from ourselves, but how do we avoid funneling down into the swirling vortex of less-than-important?

When we begin to articulate what the content will be on the websites we develop for our clients and when the envisioning for their blog sets in, we help them mine the good stuff that lays waiting to be brought into some light. The preparation and guidance is moving them toward writing content with inspiration and clear investment. Addressing and pulling from the things that inspire them in their work, their company why and why they are there in the first place, who are they helping and why and how, what that means to them and their customers.

http://www.fateyes.com/writing-content-truly-from-you-and-for-them/  
Article and Photo: +Gina Fiedel for +Fat Eyes Web Development

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Don't funnel down into a vortex of less-than-excellent website & blog content. Writing content you care about & still fulfill the needs of your customers.
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+Gina Fiedel nicely thought through. 
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Google Expands Reach

Ahead of Google's IO that kicks off tomorrow, this announcement shows Google's expansion in the on-board cognitive computing car market. This is a slice of the population that Google now only gets signals from if/when someone uses their phone to actively do things while driving (never a good idea) or Google Maps are used for navigation. An on-board, car-implemented Android environment transforms the entire car into a phone adding an additional layer of granularity in the signals Google will get. 

Beyond the ability to provide practical uses (and predictive services will inevitably surface here - think Waze -https://goo.gl/ubaff, amongst others) Google will also be able to better define profile intent and purpose behind the use of its services (and we are talking about more than just search now). 

As a matter of fact here is a classic example where search in the traditional sense of the word just disappears. a voice-controlled interface becomes the point where the driver interacts with the car via the phone and asks/commands/requests information and services as necessary. This is semantic search in action, evolving as we speak. 
South Korea's Hyundai becomes the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model.
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Talking eCommerce and semantic search with +David Kutcher and +Denver Prophit Jr. in just a few minutes. 
 
Every day businesses make investments in their company by spending money on their websites, their online marketing strategy, and search engine optimization. They read marketing journals and blogs, hire a consultant, or hire an entire firm to assist them - and the success rates aren't always so encouraging in terms of results. Now imagine you are a company that sells a commodity online, in direct competition with much larger competitors who benefit from scale and greater resources.  How would you approach this investment? +David Kutcher of +Confluent Forms LLC.

Join +Denver Prophit Jr., +David Kutcher&+David Amerland as we discuss how Mr. Kutcher's article relates, specifically, to e-commerce shopping cart platforms. Content management within a shopping cart is quite different than WordPress or Joomla.

Why Get Involved?

Sharpen your skills for e-commerce marketing as we dive in headfirst and collaborate how to focus your product content to match user query intentions and capture the sale.

We'll be using the +PrestaShop platform as our guide. The only free open source shopping cart to provide mobile response AND rich snippets. Where all the parts fit into place to best optimize for user query intent.

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I'm the co-owner of Confluent Forms LLC, a boutique firm providing web design, web development, branding, graphic design and custom software development services. We incorporated in January 2002 and have worked with over 200 clients during that time, many with on-going relationships lasting 5+ years.

We are the owners and developers of the RFP Database, one of the largest sites/exchanges for Requests for Proposals with ~127,000 registered users, announcing over $1 billion in business opportunities a month. More information at http://www.confluentforms.com/p/about.html

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 I am the owner of Google Semantic Search a community [ http://goo.gl/pfCoUE ] I started to explore the implications of semantic technology in daily life (and there are many) and I also own and post a lot in the SEO Help Community.

Professionally I advise a handful of companies globally, blog for a number of websites, including +Forbes ,+Journalism.co.uk, and +Social Media Today and write for magazines and newspapers. 

I give about 50 talks, speeches and presentations each year and hold an annual seminar on SEO and Social Media (details to which you will find on my website.)

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Mr. Prophit began creating websites and networking in the days of 300 baud dial-up modems and IBM 286 computer systems. He has over 20 years experience in e-commerce open source. He is one of the co-founding board members of +StrikeHawk eCommerce as a certified linux administrator and certified e-commerce strategy consultant.

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Google doing its bit h/t +Laurie DesAutels 
 
Floods of historic proportions swept through Texas and Oklahoma on Memorial Day weekend and have continued into this week. Lives have been lost, a number of people are still missing, and property damage is extensive and widespread. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing, and cleanup has begun—but rains are still in the forecast.

In response, +Google is committing $300,000 in Google.org and employee support to flood recovery efforts in the hardest-hit counties of Texas and Oklahoma. We’ll continue to work with the many nonprofits and responders who are providing lifesaving resources on the ground and we’re searching for additional opportunities for Googlers from the Austin office and our Mayes County Data Center to lend their hands.

In both Texas and Oklahoma we’re devastated by the destruction but are inspired--and proud of--the courage of the first-responders and neighbors who have been braving the weather to support our communities. We hope these funds will help to ease the suffering of so many and to accelerate the rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the floods.
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The Mythos We Need

Superman is a myth about the immigrant experience. Batman emerged as a way to address dissatisfaction with crime and government complicity. Each superhero added to the pantheon of super beings exhibited the 'other'. The projected quality we know exists in diluted form of our collective, too diffuse to have immediate impact or bring about quick results. Whether with power or not, each super hero belongs to a special group we can best describe as metahumans. 
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We've just discovered tools that predate our estimate of the emergence of man on the planet by some 700,000 years: http://goo.gl/eWW9cD. Now, the dinosaurs. Well, this ...yep. Laugh, but seriously? 

h/t +Aaron Bradley 
 
Dinosaurs lived =< 6,000 years ago

Because, claims +Answers in Genesis:  "Dinosaurs could not have died out before people appeared because dinosaurs had not previously existed."  And of course we all know that people haven't been around longer than 6,000 years old.  Ahem.

Anyway, a commenter poses the question on the post:
"Ok, but haven't you thought it could be just a good SEO? I mean, the result is relevant to the search query."

A sentiment echoed by another commenter:
"I'm not sure why you're suggesting this is a search algorithm error. The answer card is relevant. It's not like searching for Dinosaurs gives you answers about Pepsi or baseball or some other unrelated topic."

Of course, relevance isn't in and of itself the measure of satisfaction for a search result, and especially for a direct answer. Veracity - as +David Amerland will be happy to tell you (http://bit.ly/1PLoUzV) plays a central role in the semantic processes that allow Google to provide an answer to just this sort of question, and "the ability of the computationally driven, answer engine of semantic search to gain our trust, rests completely upon it."

Two things come to mind here.

The first is that, yes, SEO has actually changed.  It's no longer feasible to have a top-ranked answer that is merely relevant because users just won't stand for it.  (I thought of your recent observation about SEOs in denial, +Jan-Willem Bobbink, when I read the post's comments.)

Secondly, issues like this make it clearer to me why Google would back research like that which resulted in the Knowledge-Based Trust (KBT) proposal (http://bit.ly/1zRQtdG).  And seeing this story from +The Next Web I'm now maybe see the value in KBT without worrying as much about the fact (ha) that the proposal never defines what a "fact" is, as the more valuable service rendered by KBT may be scoring propositions that aren't facts.

I'll note in passing that the KBT authors believe "the facts are correct if they are extracted from an accurate source."  A belief with which Ken Ham could not more enthusiastically agree - the sticking point being, of course, that Google's idea of what might constitute an "accurate source" (of which there might be many) is different from Ken Ham's "accurate source" (of which there is only one).

H/T to +Wayne Barker for leading me down this rabbit hole via Twitter. :)
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+Chef Dennis Littley serves a mean course of #BrainFood  each year with his Annual Virtual Blogger's Conference. Yours truly will be attending :) 
 
Mark Your Calendars for the Third Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference

Events will be posted over the next few days with invitations sent out automatically to those that are following +Ask Chef Dennis Productions and will be available for replay on my new YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/RQFELG

#VBlogCon15   #askchefdennis   #bloggingtips   #conference  
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The world is changing. Showing how is part of what I do. I travel a lot (less than I used to). G+ is my home in more ways than one. In one way or another, all of us here, are part of a vanguard that "gets" the change that's happening.  

In my posts, interviews and podcasts I add pieces to the puzzle. I explain how each one fits in a bigger picture. How that bigger picture then makes sense. 

Sensemaking changes everything.

Before I got here, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing, speaking and blogging. 

In my offline time I indulge a lifelong passion in martial arts, I run, hit the heavy bag and try to find the limits at which we can go without sleep and still function. I also visit as many museums and cafes as possible. Funnily enough I regard what can be found in both museums and cafes as brain food. 

Fitness is important to me. It helps maintain a level of sanity that would otherwise require pharmaceuticals or expensive therapy. I pay some of what it has given me back by running  a Fitness Community. I am also a moderator of Plus Your Business a community focused on helping business people get the most out of G+ and the semantic web. 

Speaking of semantics, I am the owner of Google Semantic Search a community I started to explore the implications of semantic technology in daily life (and there are many) and I also own and post a lot in the SEO Help Community.

Professionally I advise a handful of companies globally, blog for a number of websites, including Forbes, journalism.co.uk, and socialmediatoday and write for magazines and newspapers. 

I give about 50 talks, speeches and presentations each year and hold an annual seminar on SEO and Social Media (details to which you will find on my website.). I advise a couple  of global companies and a handful of startups on social media positioning and search strategies and I write for Forbes, 21CIT, Insights and a number of dead-tree newspapers. 

Some of the Events  I have been part of:
  • SEO in the Sun (SEO & Introduction to Social Media)
  • Manchester SES (SEO)
  • Business Group Digital Conference (SEO & Social Media)
  • Rutgers University mini-MBA (SEO and Social Media Crisis Management)
  • Shanghai APAC executive SEO & Social Media Crisis Management training.
  • MxDE Senior Executive Program, Zug (Piercing the Search Bubble).
  • SMX East (keynote speech on Entities in semantic search)
  • Semantic Technology & Business Conference panelist
  • SMX London
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Currently working on:
  • Working on a writing project about which I can't yet say anything. (Sorry)
If you made it this far you might be interested to know that now all of my writing is curated (without comment) at Prometheus. I no longer use RSS on my website and the G+ Page here gives me the opportunity to archive all my writing across the web.  I have, however, created an RSS feed for it so you can keep track of everything I write here.

The best way to reach me is through Google+ or my website: davidamerland.com
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Googleplex has a feel and atmosphere that is uniquely its own. I had relatively little time to spend there but the place is totally addictive. It thrums with intent and everyone you meet is dead earnest about their ability to change the world and have an impact. Plus you really got to love a place where ideas simply flow across every conversation.
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The Temple of the Jade Buddha, in Shanghai is one of those experiences every visitor should treat themselves to at least once. The temple is in the heart of the city surrounded by tall buildings, yet manages to retain a sense of tranquility that is truly timeless. There are bi-lingual tours but the exhibits are also in English. I kinda just lost myself for three hours in there.
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No visit to Paris can be complete without at least one trip to the S=arc De Triomphe. I walked the route rather than drive and it allowed me to take in the Seine river barges that were very much Highlander in style (for those who know the TV series). Totally loved the change of the guard.
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There are not many truly customer-centric companies in Greece. Plaisio is one of them. Staffed by people who love tech they also try really hard to make sure that customers are really happy. It has become the only place I buy tech from when In Greece.
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