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Did you know? Do you use Instagram a lot?? Try this out.. +Rachela Bella +Ashley Ryan +Lacy Arnold +Lisa Larter 
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This is a fabulous new feature.. who will be using this right away? thanks for the share +chee chew and also thank you +Amit Fulay 
Broadcasting Hangouts On Air across the web with +Post ads 

From world leaders such as President Obama and Chancellor Merkel connecting with constituents, to fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg debuting a collection for fans, Hangouts On Air give you a new way to have meaningful conversations with your audience. 

Last week, we announced the full availability of +Post ads to all advertisers with at least 1000+ followers ( Brands can now grow the audience of their Hangouts On Air by promoting them across the web with +Post ads. People can participate with your Hangout directly from the ad by engaging in Q&A, leaving a comment, or sharing your broadcast. 

See how +ASOS used +Post ads to reach more fashion fans before, during, and after their most recent Hangout on Air. 

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Want to be part of history in the making and a conversation that is creating a new political paradigm?

Join Women Speakers Association TODAY April 24th @ 9am PT for a LIVE TELECONFERENCE with NY Times Best-Selling Author, world-renowned speaker and now U.S. Congressional Candidate Marianne Williamson. Together we'll be exploring “the birthing of a new American politics.” 

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A sadly evocative photo that to me screams loneliness.. by +Boris Gorelik  #nycphotography   #nycmusic   #blackandwhitephotography  
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I think it screams "enjoyment";)
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thanks to +martin shervington  for the share and h/t to +Wade Harman  for the article Its really important to understand the differences and to stick with your strategy.
Google Plus Marketing: The Pull & Push
There are tons of different strategies that we can go by when it comes to using Google Plus.  But while most of us have different strategies, there is one thing that we can all agree on.  

Marketing and Branding are two different things.

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+martin shervington (also mentioned in the article) has been a key element in helping me understand how branding actually works, and beat it all, +Dustin W. Stout kindly mentioned me last night in his run down of the speech +Jay Baer done at SMMW14 about how people were getting tired of the "look at me" strategy.

Push and Pull Marketing

This article really shows you why you should do each of these things and when the right time is to actually bring these ideas into your strategy here on Google Plus.  

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If you push a string it collapses in the middle, sometimes overlapping itself and basically represents chaos and disorder.  That is what pushing your followers too early can get you with your Google Plus marketing strategy.  Understanding when to push them is the key to being successful.


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Shocked as so many are +Vic Gundotra  has been a star at the helm of G+.. Join me in lauding all his efforts and offering best wishes #andthen  
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 

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Wow +Vic Gundotra. I've been a Google + plusser for 3yrs now. I met so many awsome smart and helpful people on this social site. The first person I followed and became one of 50 in her social circle was the one and only +Daria Musk singer songwriter Google + Hangout music Artist sensation.. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas that we know get to enjoy here on Google +.. Jo Jo Good Luck Vic..
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My friend +Tim Jones  shared this photo.. Tell me what you think? How long before you feel the creepy factor... and what is your story to go with this image?
Creepy photo. Take a moment with it. You'll see why. 
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some great reminders here to always be helping, and give credit and lots more.. thanks for the share +Peg Fitzpatrick  and the post +Becky Gaylord 
12 Most Powerhouse Habits of Social Media Pros by +Becky Gaylord 

"What’s the secret sauce of social media? Well, it’s not just one recipe. After all, far too many apps, sites and tools exist for there to be a definitive source of success on social media. But it seems the pros share some common habits." From Becky:

1. Help
It doesn’t matter whether they have 1,000 followers or 100,000, social media pros often help others. If it could be harnessed, the karma flying around the Twittersphere (and on G+ and Pinterest and so on) might just be sufficient to advance all humanity closer to world peace.

2. Share fairly
The pros never steal. They don’t have to because they’ve figured out that it’s not actually content that’s king. It is the creators of content that rule the kingdom. Social media stars create amazing content. And they also share content liberally, crediting generously as they press the words: publish, pin or post.

3. Thank
The smoothest social media folks are also among the kindest. Just check out the Twitter streams of those with hordes of followers eager to sop up the social savvy. Tweets from the pros often contain thanks and kind words for others.

4. Remember
To have an effective social presence, you need to be mindful of others. Social media pros remember what it was like not to know that RT stood for ReTweet (or to not know what retweet meant!) I think it is, in part, their own memory of feeling like a newbie that keeps the social media pros so generous with their tips and advice.

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  #Earthday   lets all #Takeaction   as +Sandra Dee Robinson suggests
Appreciate the Earth today Even if it's listening to a bird's call #Earthday  Then do something nice for the planet! #Takeaction
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An adorable bunny hopped onto an email to surprise the Glamma!! Love it!! 
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Elaine Lindsay 'Kinda Bionic' Speaker & PollyAnna who never quits! ♥

Elaine Lindsay, Speaker Trainer Social Media Marketing Consultant Certified Relationship Marketing Professional  a G+ Evangelist & early adopter Host of Business Banter Plus TV.   

Elaines a  Kinda BionicPollyanna who never quits. Her goal is to inspire you to seize joy no matter what life throws at you. When Elaine speaks, trains and hosts her show, Elaine discover passion: yours and her own!  Elaine lives her passion – you can too!

Find Elaine @ the corner of Search and Social!

As a Consultant

Elaine will identify the key focus for your goals in simple terms and clear steps, using simple terms and clear steps so you can maximize your social signals and your web presence as a trusted, recognized expert in your target niche. Elaine can give you what you need to be certain that you are making the best choices with an effective and personalized plan suited to your priorities and requirements. Elaine tells it like it is. Elaine Lindsay thrives on helping people share their passion

Helps you to maximize your digital footprint by optimizing your social signals. Because if you aren't on Page 1 in search your competitors are taking your dollars

As a Speaker

Elaine Lindsay shares her passions with riveting honesty.

As a technical speaker Elaine is generous with insights and information in an engaging delivery. Elaine’s most popular technical topics are effective social media, web presence optimization and Social ‘Best Practices.’

As a motivational speaker Elaine is heartrending and inspiring – be prepared to feel moved and excited. Elaine’s most popular motivational topics include finding joy despite hardship, making lemonade, and never quitting.

As a Google+ Evangelist

Elaine enjoys any opportunity to help others share their passion, leverage their social signals and claim their niche. The Google+ features Hangouts and Hangouts on Air provide great resources for building connections, increasing your traffic and collaborating on a Global scale, to complete your digital footprint so your entire web presence is optimized. 

As a Social Media & Relationship Marketing Expert

Elaine has a gift for identifying effective goals for your social media and marketing both online and offline.

Elaine’s keen insight into your messaging, imaging and target audience will focus your social media to develop your online presence and credibility. As a Certified Relationship Marketing Professional Elaine will guide you in developing a solid foundation for your presence as a trusted, recognized expert in your target niche.

Listen Connect Engage Social is a 2-way street!

Some Facts about Elaine:

  • ·  Certified by The Relationship Marketing Institute. I mentored with Mari Smith.
  • ·  One of the featured authorities in the #1 Best Seller ‘ 
            Solving the Social Media Puzzle‘. Kathryn Rose and Apryl Parcher..
  • ·  Host of  bi-weekly ‘Business Banter Plus TV
  • ·  Part of the  first ever Google+ #NYC HIRL (Hangout in Real Life).
  • ·  Clients call Elaine ‘The Maximizer’ and the Google+ Diva..

Elaine Says

After losing part of my leg, gaining some metal, titanium and other new parts as well multiple surgeries and hospital stays  I am Kinda Bionic and I am uniquely positioned to speak to the concept ‘never give up‘..I play the ‘Glad” Game every day, and find the humor in almost everything.  My Gran & Life have taught me much and I want to share her wisdom with the world. The road has not always been easy or smooth. I feel the ups 
and downs have molded me into the woman I am today. 

"Social media is a Marathon:NOT a Sprint"~ Elaine Lindsay 2011

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Married 33+ years-awesome hubby, 2 kids, 4 grandkids and 1 furkid ♥ Born to 'Schmooze'♥Love Hangouts! ♦'Eternal PollyAnna'♥ Kinda Bionic ♦World's 2nd Most Curious person! (the 1st is in Texas, right?)
  • Life's Highway of Hard Learning
    Everything!, 1955 - present
    I seem to want to try pretty much everything. Having been hit by cars, yep plural and yep multiple times.. I think vehicles are the universes 'brick' for me! Still checking it out, still trying.. I'm like a Weebil ( Fisher Price reference)
  • Relationship Marketing Institute-Certified Social Media & Relationship Marketing Professional
    Certified Social Media & Relationship Marketing Professional -Social Media, 2011 - 2012
  • Let's Get Social
    Social Media Management, 2010 - 2011
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    Host the BBPTV show bi-weekly ♦I consult with small to medium (start-ups to $30M in sales) businesses, providing social media ‘Best Practices’. Working with you to tailor your social media and online marketing efforts to yield the most exposure and optimization through engagement. Utilizing your authentic voice, you could win more often, with less effort, in less time.
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