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Dick Davies
Works at Sales Lab
Attended Hamilton College
Lives in North Carolina
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One of the reasons it still makes sense to focus on Google+ for local businesses

Earlier this week, the team at +Stone Temple Consulting (+Eric Enge and +Mark Traphagen) released a research report "Hard Numbers for Public Posting Activity on Google Plus" (http://goo.gl/SXRJla). Lots of the comments that I saw on this article questioned whether it was "still worth it" to devote time towards Google+ as a business, as well as some more general comments regarding the value in being social as a local business.

In the article I wrote a few short months ago, "Local search, personalization, and small business influence", I discuss the value for local and small businesses in focusing on Google+ and the potential for outsized effects on one of the biggest drivers for local businesses: local search and local influence

Remember, it's not about finding an Audience, but instead about finding Your Audience. And you can do this on Google+, regardless of your business.

Read on: http://www.confluentforms.com/2015/01/local-search-personalization-small-business-influence.html
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The rapid progress we see in the information technology sector today is partly due to Moore's law, which turns 50 years old this week.
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The Google Collections library might be the most beautifully crafted set of APIs I've ever worked with. Like, seriously.
Guava: Google Core Libraries for Java 1.6+
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Integrity is a vital part of the culture and values of a company. Integrity is often mentioned as one of the most respectable aspects of human behavior. It is commonly agreed that it is not possibl...
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The 'New' Role Of Sales In A #SocialMedia World
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Have we forgotten what selling is really about? There is hope, says David Amerland...
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Looking for some weekend reading? Linux Voice issue 5 is available to download for free.

Get started with ethical hacking, discover the Raspberry Pi compute module, find the best RSS aggregator, create a game, learn how BASIC changed the world, and more with 116 pages of Linux awesomeness.
Yes, Issue 5 of Linux Voice is now nine months old, so we're releasing it under the Creative Commons BY-SA license. You can share and modify all content from the magazine (apart from adverts), even for commercial purposes, providing you credit Linux Voice as the original source and retain the ...
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Saw this on Republic Wireless and it reminded me of a supporting page on your website.
What has Republic been up to? We've got Republic Labs, Smartphone updates, App updates, and more. Come see what you might have missed in the March Product Recap!
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From being just a theory to being verified by the market, here are the 4 steps that transform research into successful technology products.
Ever wondered how the technology we use every day came into existence? Sure, an engineer designed it, a manufacturer produced it, and some savvy
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Brian May Shows You How to Play Licks & Solos from 18 Queen Songs, and Reveals the Joy of the Guitar Riff.

Nothing like watching an artist explain their craft.
In the world of rock guitar, gear is king. And technique, one might say, is queen. Both rule, but the equipment can receive an unfair share of royal treatment. There is good reason for this.
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The content that you're sharing isn't nearly this good

Over 2 million views, done by a little kid crashing Lego trucks on his Lego train set.

Know your audience, create engaging content.
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  • Web Managers Roundtable, Planphoria, Magicsoft, Architech, Catapult Technology, Micro Focus, Novadigm, McCaw/CellOne
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Washington, DC - Sausalito, CA - Chicago - Austin - New Jersey - Quebec - Ontario
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Dick Davies is a serial entrepreneur and has been president of Sales Lab for over 30 years. He now blogs to promote his companies, new technologies, and civic and social interests. He is a loud and frequent speaker on how businesses are adopting new technology.
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