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Eli Fennell
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Updated: The Three Branding Opportunities in the Local Knowledge Panel

Google is always testing new ways of organizing and presenting Search results, including Local Knowledge Panel results. Business owners must be aware of these changes, and of the benefits of claiming and optimizing their Google My Business listings.

In the following article, I discuss the three opportunities for business branding in the Local Knowledge Panel, including:

Your Business Logo
Your Map & Search Photos
Your Business Description

I've also updated the article to reflect the removal of Recent Posts on Google+ from Local Knowledge Panel results.  Actively Posting to your Google+ Page might still be valuable in other ways, but is no longer of benefit for Local Knowledge Panel results.

#LocalSEO   #LocalSearch   #Branding  
Your local business is a brand. Maybe you already know that, or maybe you've been thinking of brands as a mighty entity like Apple or Coca Cola. However, whether you're a Small Business of one, a Medium Sized Business of hundreds, or a Mega Corporation with thousands of employees, your company is defined by its brand.In the Internet Era one of the most important places to define your brand is online, and in that online world, one of the most if n...
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I'm not even sure this is a joke. The timing is just too perfect.

#Apple #iPhone #Error53
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But they've also introduced a program to trade in broke phones for generous and benevolent they are.
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The Best Google+ Collections

Welcome, fellow Google+ user! One of the most common questions Google+ users have is how to find great stuff to Follow on this network. One great way is to follow Collections, groups of Posts by Google+ users about a topic or theme they're passionate about. This Collection is an attempt to help you find some of the best Collections on Google+

If you're Following this Collection but not Following my Profile (which you can Follow at or any of my other Collections, please consider following some of my other Collections.

To find out more about Google+ and how to get the most out of it, you may enjoy Following Just Google+ Stuff (, embedded in this Post.

If you're into social networking and social media, I recommend:

Social Media
News, Tips, and Analysis About Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and More

Digital Marketing
News, Tips, and Insights for Modern Marketers

Internet Marketing Blog
All of My Original Blog Posts About Internet Marketing

For more about marketing, see:

News, Tips, & Advice About Search Engine Optimization & Search Engine Marketing


(NEW) Blunt Marketing Tips
Can You Handle the Truth?

For technology-related Posts, please consider following:

Technology Blog
All of My Original Blog Posts About Technology

News, Analysis, Tips, and More About Tech

Search Engines and Virtual Assistants
All About Google, Bing, Google Now, Siri, Cortana, etc...

Digital Privacy, Security, and Censorship
Because Your Privacy and Security Matter

If you're a fan of science, you might enjoy:

Blind Me with Science
For Science News and Analysis

For a good laugh, add these Collections:

A Day Without Laughter Is Wasted

My Memes

My Downfall Memes
Because It Never Gets Old (Yet)

Wacky Tech Predictions
My Annual Satire About Tech in the Coming Year

Wacky Marketing Predictions
My Annual Satire About Marketing in the Coming Year

If you fly your geek colors with pride, check out:

Geeking Out

If you like philosophy and profundity:

Deep Thoughts

And if you want to hear me rant:

Soapbox Worthy Moments

View All My Posts and Collections:

Remember: you can subscribe to receive Notifications from any Collection by tapping the bell on mobile, or clicking the Notification option from the overflow menu (the three dots in the upper right of the Collection image) on the web, so you won't have to miss a single update if you don't want to (and you can just as easily turn them off later, if you change your mind).

Enjoy your Streams, fellow Plussers!

~ +Eli Fennell,

P.S. - Feel free to Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, (@eli_fennell), LinkedIn, Pinterest, ETER9, Tumblr, and YouTube. Links available in 'About Me'.
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Thanks +Eli Fennell​, I for one appreciate your work. I've learned a ton from it my friend :-)
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Cryptids Are Doing It For Themselves

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For my crazies. Merry weekend to you all.
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lol presque le meilleur
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Twitter's Communication Breakdown

via +Ann Smarty on Facebook. h/t +Mark Traphagen

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So Twitter is going to be structured around wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey bits?
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Free Basics By Facebook Permanently Banned In India

Indian regulators recently temporarily banned Facebook's Free Basics, a walled garden 'Zero Rated' (i.e. the data costs were paid for by Facebook so the user didn't pay anything) service providing a wholly Facebook controlled 'Light' version of the internet. Previously known as, a name which even more blatantly deceived the user about what they were getting from the service (which is anything but access to the full world wide web or app ecosystem), Mark Zuckerberg himself falsely portrayed the service as some sort of charity.

Unfortunately for him, Indian regulators saw it for what it was: a violation of net neutrality bankrolled by Facebook itself despite their support for net neutrality in other contexts where it suits their purpose to do so. They were not swayed by this false piety of positioning it as charity in the slightest.

Not only have the regulators now permanently banned the service in its current form, but along with it any and all such Zero Rated schemes.

As other companies like Google and Microsoft are proving, helping give people free or cheap access to the full internet ecosystem (through initiatives like Project Loon) can be good for business without also trying to slip a corporate-controlled version of the internet past people like some 21st Century Trojan Horse. The chance the users will choose to use your services if they can is good enough, without blocking or hobbling competing services in the process.

#FreeBasics #NetNeutrality
Late last year, the Indian government temporarily banned Facebook’s free Basics program over net neutrality concerns. Now, it’s banned for good.
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I don't really have anything invested in this Superbowl since I'm not a fan of either team, so I'm just going to root retroactively for whichever team scores the most points. That way, I can celebrate either way.

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Yes was disappointed I look forward to the super bowl I go all out for it I expect the players on both teams to show up and play their hearts out look at Carolina they lookd like thry threw the game
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To give her credit: Lady Gaga's performance of the National Anthem was good. However, I think we're all, if we're honest, just glad on some level that she did it properly and didn't turn it into a Gaga-esque celebration of her own terminal uniqueness like she does most things. Good on her, because more than a few singers over the years have dinged their own reputations by making the anthem about them instead of patriotism.

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Very well said +Eli Fennell​ :-)
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I take the Superbowl very, very seriously.

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How It Should Have Ended - Super Heroes

+How It Should Have Ended is a YouTube Channel that takes a satirical look at how movies, video games, and other popular media 'should have ended', as explored though the medium of cartoons, legos, etc...

My favorite of their playlists are all about superhero movies. Most begin or end in the 'Superhero Café', where Superman, Batman, and sometimes other heroes (the Avengers, Spiderman, even Doctor Who) sit around a table discussing their adventures and movies and generally joking around and chatting with each other. There is also a 'Villain Pub' where the villains discuss their plans and make fun of the heroes who oppose them.

Whether you love or hate superhero movies, you'll enjoy these.

#TopYouTubePlaylists #HowItShouldHaveEnded #HISHE
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Because I am Batman. 
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Snyder's right, if you read the Superman comics, Man of Steel wasn't at all shocking. If you want to see rampant destruction of Metropolis while Superman battles a Kryptonian foe, read The Death of Superman comics.

What people are mistaking for canonical Superman were the campy, low budget, clearly 80's-ish Christopher Reeves movies made not to upset 2-year olds. Those movies actually sucked, frankly, and I doubt many people complaining are honestly remembering them.

Super battles = Super destruction. If no one can die, there is no tension.
The 'Batman v Superman' director adds that the new Justice League characters will similarly follow comic book canon.
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I'm guessing those eye beams came in really useful prior to Batman vs Superman,  though.
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To paraphrase an internet meme:

"People who feel safer voting for a candidate who promises them unachievable ideals than a candidate who promises to preserve and make incremental gains on progress already achieved don't yet have a fully adult concept of politics."

Take that as you choose.

Oh, and vote for me in 2020, when I will promise free ice cream for breakfast for everyone! Don't worry how I'll pay for it... we'll just tax the rich, or something.

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He'll make all of your dreams come true.
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The Key to Social Media is Being Social
I love technology and how it changes our lives.  There's something almost spiritual about how new technologies connect and empower us.  And it's really cool, too.

I talk about Social Media Marketing, Technology, and assorted nerdishness and geekery, and occasionally try my hand (with some successes and some failures) at a bit of humor.  I love to create conversations across my social networks, and to help others find their own voice through social media and social media marketing

I work with On Track Tips | Wiser Sites on SEO & Social Media Marketing, and am always looking to learn and grow in my career.

Google+ Highlights
  • Active User Since Beta
  • Beta Tester of Google+ Collections
  • In the Top 750 U.S. G+ Profiles according to
  • Have Appeared in Hangouts On Air Alongside Mark Traphagen, Ronnie Bincer, Peter G. McDermott, J.C. Kendall (R.I.P.), Ray Hiltz, Melissa Carlson, Sarah Hill, DeAno Jackson, Adam Eyster, Yifat Cohen, Martin Shervington, Lee Smallwood, Meilani MacDonald, Elaine Nieberding, Sana Ahmed, Mia Voss, and Others
  • Known for: Commentary, Analysis, and Reviews of Technology - Social Media and Internet Marketing Trends and Strategies - Science News and Analysis  - Image and Video Memes - Humor - Weird News

My Communities

Communities I Moderate

How to Get the Most Out of Google+

Be yourself.  Be passionate.  Be open.  Share.  Leave great comments.  Make great stuff, whatever it is, photos, memes, thought provoking articles, selfies, geekery, stories about your children, your adventures and misadventures, your day, your home life, your professional life.  Use Social Media however you want to!

Seek out people with similar interests and passions, or people whose interests inspire you, or people who are just great to talk to.  Make it your own.  Talk to the world, and be prepared for the world to talk back.  If no one you know is using Google+, try meeting people who are, because in my experience we're mostly a friendly lot.  Above all else, be authentic.

Did you know Google has made an Official Guide for growing your presence on Google+?  It's called the Google+ Partner Playbook and it's free to download.

My First 'Viral' Post

Every story of Social Media success begins somewhere.  Mine began with the following post on Google+ (which was also an article on my personal blog): Google+ IS and WILL BE a Huge Success

The article was shared by Mark Traphagen, and from there spread farther and faster than I had ever imagined anything I wrote would.  Four years later I still stand behind that statement, and I'm glad I saw the potential of Google+ in the early days.  A lot has changed since then, but Google+ is a huge success in its own right with a large and passionate user base.  That first spark of social networking connection inspired me to dive deeper into the online realms like Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Facebook again, and now I get to enjoy the company of thousands of great minds and great souls all around the world.


I've lived in South Florida my whole life, and it would be hard for me to imagine living anywhere else.  I was born to two wonderful parents who are still together after all these years and into a wonderful and supportive family that stuck together through all the trials and tribulations that we faced.

I'm an absolute technology geek, especially for personal computing.  If software runs on it, I want to know about it.  I've had many passions in my life, and nearly all of them have involved technology and science, but art, philosophy, and even a mystical streak also help define me.  I can also geek out on stuff like Doctor Who, The Avengers, and Homeland.  The geekery runs deep within me, but so does the artist and the dreamer.

I'm also an Elder Scrolls addict, 1/16th Ewok, half Vulcan, and three-quarters Irish potato stew.

Follow me here on Google+, or on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and ETER9.

Follow my blog at, my memes on Tumblr, my videos on YouTube, and my photos on Instagram.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
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I was there at the fall of Arcadia. Someday, I might even come to terms with that.
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Social Media, Internet Marketing, SEO, Technology, Writing, Psychology, Science
  • On Track Tips | Wiser Sites
    Search Engine Optimization, 2015 - present
  • On Track Tips | Wiser Sites
    Social Media Marketing, 2015 - present
  • Spine and Joint Center
    Director of Social Media, 2013 - 2015
  • Nautical Ventures Group
    Director of Social Media, 2014 - 2015
  • Harbor 1 Marina
    I.T. Administrator, 2002 - 2008
    Network Administration, File System Management, Cyber Security, Accounting, Maintenance and Deployment
  • American Offshore Marina
    I.T. Administrator, 2002 - 2008
    Network Administration, File System Management, Cyber Security, Accounting, Maintenance and Deployment
  • University of Florida I.F.A.S.
    I.T. & A.V. Specialist, 2005 - 2007
    Network Administration, Maintenance and Deployment, Managing and Controlling Audiovisual Systems for Remote Learning Courses
  • University of Florida I.F.A.S.
    Horticulture Research Assistant, 2007 - 2007
    Planting, Harvesting, and Measurements for Horticultural Research at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in Davie, Florida.
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But Facebook still recommends advertisers optimize for total views because its data shows that even very brief views increase recall and bra

Long Before Trees Overtook the Land, Earth Was Covered by Giant Mushrooms

24 feet tall and three feet wide, these giant spires dotted the ancient landscape

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Photo-sharing platform Instagram is the most popular social media site among teenagers in the US, reveals a new survey.

Scientists suggest spacetime has no time dimension

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Moe's Southwest Grill is one of my favorite restaurants. The service is usually outstanding and friendly. The food is fresh and made with quality ingredients. I love the free chips and salsa with every meal. Enter your phone number into their Customer Loyalty Program each time you visit to get a free entree every ninth visit, and receive SMS updates on deals on your cellphone. Join Moe's eWorld for a free cup of queso, and free food on your birthday. Join the Check-In-Club for additional deals for checking in on services like Foursquare. Also, fill out the survey on the back of every receipt for a $2 dollar discount on your purchase. If you love spicy salsas, try the Moe's Hard Rock Sauce but he careful, it packs a punch. And try to the steak, it's some of the best fajita steak I've ever tried.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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