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How to use Google+ to Grow Your Business: 
If you're a Google+ newbie, and want to get to grips with the platform quickly, here's a Free Quickstarter Guide from +Plus Your Business!

CLICK HERE to access ☜

Enjoy :)

#googleplus #socialmediatips #googleplustips
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Thanks +Patti Pokorchak - Glad you found it useful!
I've used Google+ to help build relationships around what I do, and subjects I'm interested in. It's this above all, along with the fantastic functionality of the platform itself that makes +Google+ the social destination of choice for me :)
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Do you know if you own your branding or not?

#smallbusiness   #brandingtips  
Do you own your own brand? 
"I’ve worked in an agency, so I know full well that if the transfer of copyright ownership is not officially documented then it actually remains with the originator of the design (the graphic designer or agency), not with the commissioner (client, or me in this instance) of that design.

So, it was with horror that I looked back through my paperwork to find no evidence that the transfer of rights had come across to my business when I had the brand visuals expertly designed....."


#smallbusinessmarketing   #brandingstrategy  
Let me ask you something... do you own the copyright on your logo and other brand visuals? And, can you prove it? Are you sure?
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Facebook Authorship... this looks promising for personal branding!

#Facebook   #FacebookAuthorship  #SocialMediaTips
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You've gotta love the Facebook News Feed ;)
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Beautiful Moon!
See stunning views of Jupiter's moon Io and its many volcanoes.
See stunning views of Jupiter's moon Io and its many volcanoes.
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'My Account' rolls out!
Google rolls out My Account, a new dashboard that promises better privacy and security controls -
If you're spooked by how much Google seems to know about you, well, Google has heard you. Which, come to think of it, might be spooky in and of itself. But, never mind.
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Some Google+ News!
Lovely to hear this come from +Bradley Horowitz rather than some biased, ill-informed and speculation laden tech journalist :)

#Googleplus #socialmedia
Everything in Its Right Place

It’s been a little more than a quarter since I took on leadership of a newly formed team, which we’ve christened SPS: Streams, Photos, and Sharing.

In that short time, I’ve had some time to reflect on the products we’ve built over the last few years, and also the opportunity to oversee the launch of our new Google Photos product. I’ve concluded that it’s time for a “pivot”... or more precisely time to talk more openly about a pivot that’s been underway for some time (and in fact is reflected in the name of the new team). We're going to continue focusing Google+ on helping users connect around the interest they love, and retire it as the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products.

Four years ago when we conceived of the “Google+ Project”, we made it clear that our goals were always two-fold: Google+ aspired to be both a “platform layer that unified Google’s sharing models”, and a product / stream / app in its own right.

This was a well-intentioned goal, but as realized it led to some product experiences that users sometimes found confusing. For instance, and perhaps most controversially, integration with YouTube implied that leaving a comment on YouTube (something users had obviously been doing successfully for years) suddenly and unexpectedly required “joining Google+.”

We decided it’s time to fix this, not only in YouTube, but across a user’s entire experience at Google. We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google… other than using Google+ itself.  

Some of the consequences of this shift in thinking have already been deployed. Others we’re rolling out as fast as possible (e.g. the changes to YouTube we referenced today). And many more will roll out over the rest of the year.

What does this mean for Google+ the product? Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine (like the recent launch of Collections -

It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how this strategy has played out as realized in the recent Google Photos launch, a product which in many ways embodies and telegraphs the changes discussed above. Google Photos not only doesn’t require a Google+ account, but as much of the functionality as possible doesn’t even require an account at all. It was important to me that when we launched Google Photos, we stressed the product implements sharing by any means a user prefers… without compromise or agenda. This is the right thing for users and the feedback and usage has been extremely validating.

I’m excited to share this strategy with the world, excited about what it means for Google+, and most of all for all of Google’s users.
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Ohhh this just gets better!
Best Pluto image yet from our New Horizons spacecraft will be released and discussed at our 8 a.m. EDT briefing on NASA Television. Get a SNEAK PEAK here:

At 7:49 a.m. EDT today, New Horizons will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data. The mission will complete the initial reconnaissance of the solar system with the first-ever look at the icy dwarf planet. Images from the #PlutoFlyby will be processed and released on Wednesday, July 15.
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Interesting new feature for Facebook Pages!
New Facebook Feature "See First" Will Fix Your Facebook Feed!
See it LIVE above!
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Do we have any budding musicians in the house?
Many of you know that as well as providing my social media marketing services, I'm also a musician and piano teacher. So...I decided to create a 2nd G+ profile to specifically share piano / music related content with those who'd enjoy seeing it.

Anyone fancy joining me?

If so, and you'd like a little music in your stream, pop over and say hello :)

Cheers folks!
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Something interesting brewing for 'Facebook Local'!
Place Tips help businesses connect online with customers while they are in-store. Learn how to get started with Place Tips at your business.
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Wonder if  it be of any value (ie: will results show in organic search) if people are not paying for Facebook ads?
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Automatically notify your fans whenever you create a new event on Facebook..

Great for local businesses :) Don't forget to add a call-to-action when you post your event to encourage your fans to subscribe!

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#Facebooktips  #socialmediamarketing
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    Connecting Your Business With Its Customer, 2012 - present
    I specialise in business growth through Social Media to help develop a long term connection with your customers. This helps you provide that all important social proof, demonstrating that your business really puts the customer at the heart of its operation, and puts YOUR BRAND front of mind whenever people think of your products and services.
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Business Growth Through Social Media Specialist | Online/Offline Social Marketing Strategist For Retailers | Making You Better At Connecting Your Business With Its Customer | Pianist & Musicologist | Sci-fi Geek ;)
Helloooo! Daz here (generally known as Dr Daz) and I’d like to welcome you to my Google+ Profile. is my own contribution to the social media marketing world - curating & commenting on world class social media content to help grow your business online (with a few of my own hints and tips thrown in here and there!)

If you're after a daily dose of how YOU can use social media to connect your business with its customers, get more brand recognition, and ultimately bring in more money, please add me to one of your circles :)


I specialise in Social Media Relationship Marketing, both as a mentor to small businesses who want to do it themselves, and by providing a personalised Social Media Management service for those who want to outsource the techniques. Both these services are intended to amplify the personality of YOUR business through highly strategic social marketing campaigns and strategies that build a long lasting and memorable relationship with your clients and customers. 

To put it simply, I focus on : 

✔ Social Media Marketing - with a particular interest in Google+ & Facebook
✔ Social Media Management - placing your business 'front-of-mind' in your niche
✔ Social Media Consultation - do you need help and advice on your own social media integration?
✔ Retail (online and offline) - how to reach more potential and existing customers
✔ SEO & Website Development - getting found online and converting customers when they find you


These days every savvy business owner, general manager and department head knows how important it is to spend time properly planning their day to day marketing campaigns, whether that be leaflet drops, advertisements in the paper, tv ads, signage or radio campaigns, so why not do the same with social media marketing? 

So many people create a Facebook page or a Twitter profile for their business, because they hear that this is the way forward in the modern marketing world - HOWEVER, they either don't have the time to think about regularly posting great engaging content, have no idea how to integrate the platforms into their pre existing marketing, or continually post spam about their special offers in the hope that someone will take notice.....but believe me – THEY WON’T! 

Word-of-mouth marketing is without a doubt the most powerful form of marketing there is - FACT! Anything recommended by a friend or family member is far more likely to make more of an impact on you than receiving it from someone you don’t know, or don't know well. This is why social media is the perfect vehicle to amplify your brand message - to build a following of regular customers who think of YOU whenever they need your products or services. Encouraging people to interact with and share your content online AND verbally should be the primary aim of successful social media marketing. If they look forward to, and enjoy your content, they are more likely to want to spend money with you when you advertise your products or services!


As mentioned above, social media, when used correctly, is an extremely effective tool for business growth through word of mouth marketing, keeping you front-of-mind, and building a lasting connection with your customers. There are many businesses today enjoying incredible results from their social media presence. BUT, the people running it for them actually KNOW and keep up with the correct techniques that SHOULD be used to generate relevant content, active engagement, & ultimately more brand awareness, & they are executing these things consistently, every day. 

Even if businesses actually know what they need to be doing, most business owners, managers and staff, are too busy with the day to day running of their business to strategically target & interact with the right people on social media effectively. These could be potential customers OR current customers, as well as joint venture partners & suppliers. In this new world where people are having as many conversations online as face-to-face, building strong & lasting connections with your social community is crucial to YOUR business successfully growing online!

If you already have someone in your business that has the time to do that on a daily basis, as well as stay up to speed with all the constant changes on each social platform, adapt to and refine the techniques that make your social presence really work for you, AND plan the posts that should be going out on a daily basis with optimised graphics and sharable content, then GREAT… you should be connecting with your ideal customer, & your social community should be at your fingertips. If they aren't and YOU need help from someone who knows EXACTLY how to apply a strategically tailored social layer over your business …. I can DEFINITELY help you!

Savvy business owners are using Social Media to achieve FANTASTIC results – will you be one of them?

Please feel free to send me a private message with any problems you're having with your social media marketing, questions you need answering, or help with how on earth to set all this 'stuff' up for your business!

Let's sort it!

Dr Daz :)

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