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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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As a business owner, how do you feel about Mondays?
We Dig Mondays!
If you are a a business owner, then hopefully you'll feel excited for Monday morning.

So many of us now run their business off their laptop - we write on it, we broadcast from it, we connect with people in every corner of the globe, building communities around our businesses.

And I've found a few cool articles to start your day off:

The first is a guide to monetizing your podcast from +John Lee Dumas of EntrepreneurOnFire (very smart fellow)

Next up we have one from me on 'Blab' - which is a new broadcasting platform, and could be handy for podcasting:

And finally here is a HOA (just like a podcast) talking about branding tips for start-ups:
From Academy member +Edwin Dearborn. Good work sir!

Have a most excellent Monday. And know we will be opening up the 'We Dig Movement' to the wider community (and those who opted in) over the next few weeks, with t-shirts and everything!
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As a business owner +Daz Thornton I LOVE Mondays! 
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Excellent advice if you are a local business and want to increase brand awareness via your Facebook Page.

Via +Andrea Vahl

#FacebookMarketing  #FacebookPages
In this article you’ll discover nine ways to use Facebook to increase your facebook visibility and get more local exposure for your business.
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+Andrea Vahl You're welcome :)
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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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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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Quite the range +Daz Thornton!
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Karen attempts one of the tricky technical challenges from tonight's Great British Bake Off, an Austrian meringue cake called Spanische Windtorte >>>

Great to share if you want to practice on before the show, or are simply looking for an amazing dessert!

#cooking   #baking   #bakingrecipe   #greatbritishbakeoff   #tvshow  
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49 years ago today
We need to get back there!

The First Earthrise Was Captured 49 Years Ago Today

On August 23, 1966, Lunar Orbiter 1 spacecraft captured the first picture of Earth taken from lunar orbit. This image shows the photo as it was first seen in 1966, as well as a restored version of the photo created by the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project using the original tapes and 1960s era technology.

Learn more about the restoration of this image here:

Learn more about the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project here:

#NASA #Earth #Moon #Space #Science  
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+David Stickney I have no wish to discuss conspiracy theories on this thread I'm afraid matey. That is not why I posted it.

Please respect my wishes. Any further comment relating to 'we didn't go to the Moon because.....' will be removed.

Thanks muchly :)
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How to deal with bad reviews for your business

#business #businesstips
How to deal with bad reviews! (NEW)
Sometimes things won't go to plan, and you'll want to know how to deal with it...

Thanks to +Priya Chandra for all her input on this one.

Want some more tips?
Grab our free reviews guide here:

#wedig   #wedigreviews   #reviews   #reputationmanagement  
If you get a bad review there is a lot you can do to either turn the customer feedback around, or look to create a buffer so you don't get hit too hard.
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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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Facebook Authorship... this looks promising for personal branding!

#Facebook   #FacebookAuthorship  #SocialMediaTips
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