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Donna Beckett
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There's a moral to this story ....

#NeverGiveUp #DontBeCocky

Thanks to +Craig Chamberlin​ for today's lesson :-)
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Yep, remember the flag next time ! 
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True!

Enjoy the weekend doglovers!
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+Early Oak Reproductions​ very true!
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Google+ Suggested Collections in the Stream

G+ Collections is a brand new feature and many people are asking about the potential benefits of creating them.

Well, here's one: they can help people find and follow your content. I've just come across these 'Suggested' Collections within my stream. Frankly, neither of these suggestions is relevant to me but I'm sure I'll be tempted by some.

Are you loving or hating the new Collections feature?

#GooglePlus #Suggested #Collections
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Haha +Hot Blog Tips​ and it looks like that constantly! ☺ 
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Are you ready for the bank holiday?

#t   #TGIF   #gif   #gifoftheday  
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haaaa haaaa how funny! that's great! thanks for that +Donna Beckett / +David Cant 
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Google Plus Hashtags: Where Have You Gone?

I've just noticed that post hashtags, including the Google+ auto-generated ones, are missing from the top right-hand corner of posts. When did that happen?
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+Donna Beckett I noticed that too a couple of days ago, and see that they're still missing. What an inconvenience! hope they're back soon!
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Google Announcement: Tweets to Show in Mobile SERPs

Starting today, Google will start to show Tweets in Google Search on mobile devices.

Another reason to dust off your Twitter account!

#SocialSEO

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+Phil Buckley​ fyi your website comes top of page 3 just above the tweets. Your G+ posts x 2 taking up nice big slots on page 1.
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An Inspiration on my Wall!

One of my highlights of 2014 was meeting multiple MotoGP world champion +Jorge Lorenzo who kindly signed a couple of posters for us.

I'm very pleased to finally get this one up on my office wall at work. I think it's much better than the usual 'legal' prints we lawyers tend to favour!

Jorge's motto is Keep Fighting which is something that I shall remember to do every time I look at this. Thank you Jorge!

Who inspires you at work?

#MotoGP   #Champion   #Lorenzo    #Inspiration  
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+Karen Hagopian he was lovely ☺
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No More Shared Circles on Google Plus!

According to this post from +CircleCount​​, G+ is removing the ability to share circles.

Shared Circle chains, which encourage people to randomly add and share a circle to stay in it, can lead to lots of irrelevant connections (but which can, in reality, simply be ignored). However, I've made lots of great connections via shared curated circles ( +Kath Dawson​​'s excellent #BritBrands circles spring to mind).

The ability to share circles with specific people has also been a brilliant way to help new users make a start on G+.

I think removing it is a step which reduces the functionality of G+ so I'd say this is a bit of a backward step.

What do you think? Will you miss the ability to share, or be included in, shared circles?

#CircleShare #GooglePlusTips #SharedCircles
 
#Breaking Shared Circles on Google+: Deprecated

+AyJay Schibig and +John R. Ellis have told us about the missing share buttons on the circles page. After checking our database we can confirm that there haven't been any new shared circles in the last 1.5 days.

The Top Contributors +John Elstone, +Marc-André Beauchamp and +John Skeats have confirmed that the shared circles are being deprecated.

Shared Circles have always been pretty difficult.
Sharing a circle is a pretty useful feature. You can help a new Google+ User get a good starting point without having to use the SUL (=Suggested User List).
But it was also used often in a bad way ("reshared to get included") which led to unrelated/uninterested new followers.

Regardless of what you think about shared circles, it feels pretty strange that this feature is being removed. At least our service isn't called SharedCircleCount, so that we don't have to worry about loosing this feature ;)

What do you think?
Is it a good or a bad move?
Will it help improving the engagement on Google+?

#googleplusupdate   #sharedcircle  
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I hated the shared circle thing and I'm very pleased to see it go. I check every person that adds me and I was getting hundreds of "circle jerks"
Maybe Google can do something about all the pretty oriental girls with very little profile information and just a sexy photograph that keep adding me.
I'm pleased to say that the naked men with all their bits showing seems to have stopped.
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4 Million Views!

Not bad for a UK lawyer using a 'dead' platform

#GooglePlusRocks
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Im just about to add a page to website for new service. Advertising the service and its gonna be landing page. Its a word press site any suggestions would be good :)
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Announcing the Next #ChorleyTweetup

Our next, in person, networking event will be on 26th June. Previous events have been a great success and I'm sure that the next one will be even better!

We're again sponsored by Chorley FM who will be donating some free radio advertising in our business card draw.

Join us if you can! FREE tickets can be booked via the link

#Lancashire    #Networking    #Chorley   #Chorleytweetup  
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Looking forward to see you +Stuart Heaton​ and finally meeting +Amanda Jackson​ ☺

Enjoy Guernsey +Stephen Ward​ ☺
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Clever video with a serious message: Don't Rush!

The video may be innovative but the message is simple: take your time on the roads and avoid accidents.

#RoadSafety   #DontRush   #dashcam  
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I worked it out eventually too - long day at the office! No, was it me, or did you get stuck behind the tractor, the over cautious granny and the moped with a top speed of 20mph??!!! Pity there's no fast forward button for the roads of North Yorkshire. Having said that, maybe it's a good thing!
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Top Tips to Promote a Local Business Online

With advice from no less than 40 experts, including our friend +Nick Rink​, this excellent post from +BuildFire​ will give you some brilliant ideas.

It's a very comprehensive post, with some really useful links to check out, so my advice is to bookmark it and read it over a couple of coffee breaks, complete with notebook in hand to jot down all the gems of advice that it contains. Enjoy!

#LocalSEO #LocalBusiness #OnlineMarketing 
Do you have a local business that's not making the money it deserves yet? Would you like to gain more clients and tap into the online space that so many other local businesses have benefited from? Do you need to expand your brand online and learn the right way to blog and have a social media presence? This blog post gives you expert advice on how to do such and more. We've collected the answers of 40 experts, all responding to this key question: ...
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+Nick Rink there are indeed. Lots of great stuff to work through!
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Lawyer. Social Media Addict. Consultant. Always happy to answer questions and queries!
Introduction

Hello! I’m Donna, and as my tagline says, I’m a lawyer, social media addict and consultant.

The Lawyer: I qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and have specialised as a personal injury solicitor since 1997. I am the owner of Beckett and Co Solicitors Solicitors which is a specialist personal injury practice. 

Connect with Beckett & Co Solicitors on G+


The Social Media Addict: it’s true, I am completely addicted to social media, particularly Google Plus and I am on a mission to get the UK plussing!

I love to help people to connect. I run the UK Connect Community, which I set up to help UK users find, connect and network together. 

I am also very active on Twitter and you can connect with me at @BeckettandCo 

I blog about social media here.

I won the award for Best Use of Social Media at the Lancashire Business Awards 2013

 

The Consultant: I love talking about social media. I mean, I really love it! In particular, I enjoy teaching business owners how they can use social media to catapult their business into the limelight and use social media to achieve real results.

I run social media training workshops, speak at events, and offer 1 to 1 training. If you’re interested in social media training call me for a chat on 01257 469332 or you can contact me here


My other interests: animals, motorbike racing (I absolutely love MotoGP), books, and rock music. I love to spend time in Northumberland – my header photo was taken at Beadnell beach.

What else do you need to know? Nothing much - what you see is what you get!

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Personal injury solicitor at Beckett & Co Solicitors
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Handling personal injury claims and obtaining compensation on behalf of injured accident victims since 1994. Social media training.
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