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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.
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.
- 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
- SEO Help: 20 Semantic Search Steps that will Help your Business Grow
- Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Get Your Company More Traffic, Increases Brand Impact and Amplifies Your Online Presence
- Google+ Hangouts for Busines
- SEO Help: 20 steps to get your website to Google's #1 page
- Online Marketing Help: How to promote your online business using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social networks.
- The Social Media Mind: How Social Media is Changing Business, Politics and Science and Helps Create a New World Order
- Getting to No. 1 on Google in Simple Steps
- Brilliant Search Engine Optimisation
- Working on a writing project about which I can't yet say anything. (Sorry)
- DavidAmerland.comme, present
If it's not it has little value (and that constitutes goods without label that make a 'brand' of their state). When it comes to countries we only now begin to realise that we are all accountable for the national brand and we all benefit, equally by becoming actively involved in its reputation and working to build it up. Brands work at the perceived value interface to produce a relationship between them and their audience that is largely cost-agnostic.
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It's time to discover our passion, what truly fuels us, stand up and - unapologeticly - grab it with both hands and drown in its bliss.
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i have, all this week, been going to bed about 3.30am - 4.00am. At that time in the morning the research I am looking at and the writing I am doing become synthesized into all sorts of things. I take mental breaks by dipping into the webz where the world appears both wonderful and crazy, at the same time. Late last night I found this and back then it made total sense to me! ;)
I've been looking forward to meeting and for over a year now since the last SEO Conference in Sofia. This time wil be there too :)
Next week much of the European #SEO elite will be on the move to Sofia or have already taken over the streets of this beautiful ancient city.
This isn't an event that just gives you cliches like all those other conferences. Forward-thinking and actionable session only.
Pinpointing on all aspects of building #trust in a semantic search environment, including content marketing, local and mobile optimization (21st of April is coming folks), power of social signals in link building, data-driven marketing, SEO copy writing, managing online reputation, social advertising and more, SEO Conference Bulgaria is designed to help all SEO and #SEM experts, digital and advertising agencies, business owners and #marketing directors move their businesses forward.
Some of the stars: , , , , , , +Mariya Moeva and many more
There is an election coming up in Britain and were to put in, he'd have my vote. In Seven minutes he manages to peel back the layers of a number of social issues, the dysfunction of the banking system and the disconnect between government and its people. It's worth listening to because Britain is not alone in what it is experiencing, the same pattern, in different severity, is found practically everywhere.
I am with on this. While European consumers use tech freely to their advantage EU politicians and a few 'old guard' holdouts amongst traditional media are trying to 'level the playing field' by hobbling the opposition.
Mike says this will backfire and I think he is right, Beyond the fact that EU citizens will realize that their politicians fail to grasp the importance of technology, there will also be the imminent repercussions of throttling tech, on local economies.
Coz...you just never know. says so (in just 100 words).
Friday's here. Gratitude :)
In a week that is seeing much discussion around the difficulties that the Old Establishment in Europe is having with the big, new kids on the World Stage I was pleased to see the response from Google showing the continued innovation, growth and new entrants in the sector. Far from the damaging monopoly feared by the EU. Yet, you can sense it will get a lot worse before it gets better.
It’s not about the numbers…
...but here are the numbers. shares the latest comprehensive study from in Hard Numbers on Google Plus Activity (http://goo.gl/jeVfJr) Over 500,000 Google+ profiles analysed, you’ve got to admire the do it justice approach. The findings are laid out in a very easy to digest form with a substantial conclusion that is worth reading. If you, or anyone you know, need any more convincing that Google+ isn’t going anywhere then Eric’s colleague tells us Why Google+ Isn't Going Away in his latest podcast (http://goo.gl/5t30uR). I’m really enjoying these Traphagen's Takeout Orders - I’ll take a rant at market price any day of the week ;-)
You may well have noticed the number of social profiles and content that are often returned in search queries. noticed and shows us how to make the most of this opportunity to increase our online visibility in The Rise of Social Search (And How to Take Advantage Of It) (http://goo.gl/mBZMRB). Peppered with real examples you’ll find some sound, actionable advice in this post. Good job Brian.
People don’t speak finance
is the friendly face of finance and funding on Google+ (that’s a lot of Fs in one sentence!) Stephanie joins for The Theory Of Funding Your Business (http://goo.gl/e5iB7n) and makes the finance speak intelligible for those at the coal face. Always sound advice from Stephanie - I really need to reduce the bus factor of my business! And that advice goes far beyond the financial, great stuff. Go get the book too!
If you’re looking to expand your services or improve your knowledge then you probably should take a look at this week’s The PYB show! (an experiment) (http://goo.gl/HPuU4p) , still under the beardy influence of , announces the new PYB Local Consultant Course and the reasoning behind the donation-based offering. There’s certainly a lot of value in Local Search for every business and this is a chance to get on board early and make a difference.
A guiding light
It’s here! Let’s Put Eagle, CO on the Google Map : A Case Study … (http://goo.gl/JnQfKq). A comprehensive review of the work undertaken by the team. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of all that the team has achieved in this project and I’m really glad that they have gone the extra mile to give us the benefit of their gathered knowledge and experience. Anyone looking to improve their local presence would do well to take a long look at this to see how the team implemented the Audit, Localize, Optimize, Socialize strategy. A huge pat on the back to all involved - well done.
And if you needed any further evidence of the value to come from the project take a look at this post from team member : Ongoing Management of A Google My Business Account (http://goo.gl/UPkY0w) a comprehensive guide to making the most of a Google My Business listing. Read, absorb, deploy (and share in your local business community!).
Batting against the Big Boys
The opportunity for small business to compete in search has never been greater. provides the expert guidance in the Small Business WebTech Show: SEO Help for Small Business (http://goo.gl/zZ07Yr). I have to acknowledge the continued efforts of and bringing this kind of expertise and support to the busy small business owner. The section on the importance of process particularly resonated. Everything works great up to a certain workload, all enquiries dealt with, adequate social media engagement, all good. Then I make the mistake of taking on that extra client, extra piece of work and bam - it all goes out the window! I know we all get the importance of the people-to-people engagement - after all people buy from people. For anyone who doesn’t point them to this show, even if they aren’t looking for a landscape gardener! The ever helpful #timestamp summary from here (http://goo.gl/37Q07E)
has given us plenty to think about in Honesty Culture: Truth In Business - Who Are You? Who Do You Want To Be? (http://goo.gl/WcJexd). We all hope, and believe ourselves, to be honest in the things that we do in both our business and social activities. It’s the right thing. Respect and trust the reward for such honesty. But is it so? Gina points out ”We’re so utterly faithful, that sometimes we don’t even realize we’re lying to ourselves.” This is a rich vein, dig deep, and then ponder how honest can we actually be?
Get behind the facade of democracy! shares the latest Trews in Use Your Power To Empower Yourself (http://goo.gl/F2uqt2) It’s hard to disagree with the issues raised by , issues that become more and more apparent in our age of increased reportage and information exchange. Hell he might even get my vote and that’s saying something - the last time I exercised my right was 1983!
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Everything we do in this world is governed by physics. When we break it down, analyze it and understand it we can then learn to apply it at will. Fighting is no different. It takes the human body, a 'weapon' that is disadvantaged (no claws, big teeth or really large muscles) and it shapes it into a weapon by using its mass and ability to accelerate in short bursts.
In just over four minutes you learn the basics that boxers and martial artists take years to understand. I hope you're enjoying your Thursday. :)