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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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Florida Woman Not Impressed By Cop's 'Sorry I Tased You' Cake

Florida woman Stephanie Byron is suing former Escambia County sheriff's deputy Michael Wohlers for a June, 2015 incident in which the deputy, in uniform, intimidated her and then Tased her for no apparent good reason.

Adding insult to injury, Mister Wohlers, who pretended he had accidentally discharged the Taser into a pillow at his home, later apologized to his victim by way of a cake with the words 'Sorry I Tased You' written in frosting.

Brought to you by the state that brought you 'Don't Tase me, bro!'...

#OnlyInFlorida #FloridaMan
The woman's lawsuit says a sheriff's deputy fired his stun gun at her when he arrived at her apartment to inquire about her personal life.
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Ahh. Right here in the land of "Don't tase me bro!". 
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Google Pushing Log-Ins In New Advertising Update

In time for Ad Week, Google is taking the lid off some major new advertising updates, including promoting log-ins as a new way to track users for ad targeting and personalization across apps, sites, and devices.

In the past, Google's tracking has been based largely on cookies and mobile ID's (such as the Advertising ID of Android devices). The shift to promoting log-ins means Google is now confident that their logged-in user base is sufficient to provide an additional, and in some ways superior, metric.

Facebook has actually been ahead of Google on this, due to their enormous base of users who signed up for Profiles. One reason for the Search Company's push for Google+ was to match them in this area. While Google+'s user base has never come close to rivaling Facebook, the accompanying shift to a unified Google account system (i.e. one account system that grants access to all parts of the Google ecosystem) has been extremely successful.

Between Gmail, YouTube, Android, and more, Google now has enough logged-in users to rival Facebook in that area, and while they still lack the 'Social Graph' advantage of their Social Network rival, their capacity to track users across a variety of devices and many different parts of an ecosystem of services and applications may in some ways even surpass Facebook now.

Given the growing antithesis to tracking cookies, especially in some key markets like Europe, this move may help safeguard their advertising future, while giving extremely privacy minded individuals the power to escape ad tracking just by signing out. Granting, cookies and mobile ID's will continue to exist as a tracking metric for now, but in the possible if not probable future where such things are illegal, blocked en masse by ad blockers and browser Privacy Settings, or regulated into virtual nonexistence in some or most major markets, the log-in may become the singular viable form of user ad tracking.

#GoogleUpdates #Analytics
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Woman Finds Burglars Having Sex On Her Couch

Tennessee woman Jamie Barnes came home to find her house ransacked, and the culprits getting down and dirty on her couch. She chased the two out with a broom, preventing the woman of the pair from stealing a dress to cover herself up on her way out. It's not clear yet whether this was the result of very poor judgment, or possibly a bizarre fetish.

Miss Barnes is now looking for a new home, as she feels uncomfortable for understandable reasons remaining in her current home.

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That adrenaline must be extremely high xD They couldn't wait to get home to celebrate? Lol Epic the things people do 
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Help My Step Son Study Abroad In Europe!

Next summer, my step son's Latin Class will be taking a WorldStrides Educational Student Tour of France and Italy. The tour includes some of the most famous landmarks, museums, and cultural highlights of Paris, Provence, Monaco, Cote d'Azur, Florence, Rome, and more. They will stay in centrally located hotels, dine on authentic local cuisine, and experience the local sights, sounds, tastes, and culture of the region in a way only WorldStrides, with over 50-years of educational touring experience, can provide.

Please consider helping him raise money for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by contributing to his GoFundMe Campaign!

Thank you in advance, and God bless!

Help me raise funds for my 14-year old step son Dameon to earn three college credits by taking an educational trip to Europe for 10-days! Next summer, my step son's Latin Class will be taking a WorldStrides Educational Student Tour of France and Italy. The tour includes some of the most famous...
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To get the "Go Fund Me" tot work, you really need a lot of people to help share them constantly. Since I have lost 50% of my leg mobility I have had one to help me with my studio because art work just is not selling. I really wish I could help +Eli Fennell 
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Bing Mobile Apps Add AMP Support

Microsoft's Bing Mobile Apps are beginning to support the open source, Google-backed Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) format, which promises lightning fast load times and a light data footprint for web pages accessed via mobile apps (especially on smartphones).

AMP is essentially an open source alternative to Facebook's proprietary Instant Articles, which are a source of great concern and consternation for online publishers, but which do brilliantly address the problem of slow load times and heavy data footprints for mobile devices which often have weak hardware profiles, slow data speeds, and low data caps (often with high fees for data overages). AMP likewise addresses these issues, but with less concern about a 'Walled Garden' effect due to its open source, multi partner nature.

Presently, the two standards coexist, as Facebook can algorithmically reward or punish publishers for adopting or failing to adopt their standard. With Bing joining the program, and other major players in Web Search, Web Discovery, and Social Media already on-board or sure to join soon, one of the End Games is clearly to force Facebook to adopt the standard as well, at which point they may find it more difficult to promote their own proprietary standard, which may represent one of the greatest threats the Open Web has ever faced.

#Bing #AMP
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Florida Man Dares Cops To Arrest Him For Riding Manatee (So They Did)
A homeless Florida man ignored warnings from bystanders not to touch the manatees after touching two adults and two calves swimming in an Islamorada creek, and decided to go one step further and ride one of them.  When a Florida Wildlife Commission officer showed up and threatened to issue him a notice to appear in court on a misdemeanor manatee violation, he made it clear he wouldn't show up for court and shouted, "Take me to jail!"
So, police officers gave him his wish and booked him at the Monroe County jail, where they held him on $25000 bail.  Never let it be said that police don't take the 'Serve' part of their job seriously.
#OnlyInFlorida #FloridaMan
A homeless guy was riding a manatee in the Florida Keys, and when police came he was belligerent so they took him to jail.
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+Eli Fennell You're pretty deep in denial about how defensive you come across, it seems.
Aren't you in communication? Shouldn't you be better at noticing when you're being played?
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Optimists say it's half full, pessimists say half empty. Narcissists, on the other hand...

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The worrier frets that the remaining half will evaporate by next morning.

The fanatic thinks the glass is completely full, even though it isn't.

The entrepreneur sees the glass as undervalued by half its potential.

The computer specialist says that next year the glass capacity will double, be half the price, but cost you 50% more for me to give you the answer.

The first engineer says the glass is over-designed for the quantity of water.

The second engineer says (when the half is tainted) he's glad he put the other half in a redundant glass. (Based on a Dilbert cartoon by Scott Adams)

The computer programmer says the glass is full-empty.

The Buddhist says don't worry, remember the glass is already broken.
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Australian Man's Penis Bitten By Poisonous Spider... AGAIN
An Australian tradesman experienced every man's worst nightmare when, while sitting on the portable toilet (porta potti, for Americans), his penis was bitten by a redback spider, a poisonous cousin of the black widow.  Now, five months later, it has happened again.
He is in surprisingly good humor about it, but plans to avoid using portable toilets in the future.  Who can blame him?
#ThatHeadlineThough #AustralianProblems
A 21-year-old Australian tradesman using a portable toilet on a building site is bitten by a venomous spider on the penis for a second time.
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Lucky for him it was only a Redback. We've got some pretty nasty beasties down here. 
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How Google+ Changed Her Life

+Gina Fiedel explains how and why Google+ changed her life (for the better, of course). For those of us who have been fans of Google+ for a long time, her words ring familiar and true.

One Thing I Love About Google Plus Is How It Changes My Life
+Gina Fiedel gives insights how does a whole new Universe open with Google+

#GooglePlusKnowledge   #BeKnownForWhatYouCreate  
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+Eli Fennell​​ well for one thing, I can't find the setting you mention on the mobile app.

Moreover, this is not just a setting gripe issue. It shows the general problems that have plagued the network over the past months.

Spam has gotten so bad, power users with large followings opt to disable comments.
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Google's Allo Is Really Targeted At India

Allo, Google's new AI-infused messaging app, is significantly limited by-design, supporting only one device at a time, specifically smartphones. It lacks a PC client of any kind. It isn't even meant to be used with a tablet, or multiple smartphones. It doesn't even support video chat, with that particular feature found instead in its companion app Duo.

For users in developed markets, these choices seem odd, if not deal breaking limitations. However, they make perfect sense if you understand that the first market Allo and Duo are meant to conquer isn't America, or Canada, or Europe, or any other developed markets for that matter. Rather, its limitations, as well as other evidence, point an arrow clearly towards the world's second most populous nation as the target market: India.

Whereas American or Canadian or British users might snort about a messenger app not built for a multi-device world because most people own a PC and a smartphone and often a tablet to boot, India is predominantly a single-device, smartphone-centric computing market. It is also a developing market, where most of the population is just beginning to come online.

Instead of understanding Allo and Duo as competitors for Facebook Messenger or full blown replacements for Hangouts, they should be understood as WhatsApp competitors. WhatsApp, likewise, is not a smash hit in developed markets, but has been extremely successful in developing markets like India.

The real target of these apps is especially obvious when you consider that Allo first launched in India, and Duo is already being preinstalled on devices by Indian OEM Micromax. In addition, Duo's specific focus on video chat will allow it to coexist with WhatsApp on the devices of WhatsApp users, as WhatsApp currently lacks a video chat feature. Google Assistant, the AI 'killer feature' of Allo, also points in the direction of India, as the second language it is learning, after English, is none other than Hindi.

If Allo and Duo prove to be successful in India, and similar developing markets, that would help 'buy time' for Google to expand Allo and Duo to support multiple devices, add new features, etc... without sweating whether or not those multi-device users in developed markets fall in love with them from Day 1.

#Allo #Duo
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Key Facebook Video Ads Metric Was Grossly Wrong For 2-Years

Several weeks ago, Facebook quietly admitted that the key video metric of average viewing time of video ads was way, way, waaaay off for 2-years.

The company wasn't factoring view times of less than 3-seconds into the metric, inflating the average view times of their video ads by 60-80% or more, which is more than a small difference.

The company claims this was an "error", but if we're honest we all know that it wasn't an accident, but rather a way to artificially inflate the metric to be more appealing to advertisers, which is also the same reason they chose the pathetically small figure of '3-seconds or longer of auto play' as a view, whereas competitor YouTube uses a much longer period (about 30-seconds).

Clearly, this will impact perceptions of how effective Facebook video ads really are, and raise questions as to whether other such metrics are similarly in "error", despite The Social Network's promise to "fix" this issue.

#SocialMedia #SocialMediaMarketing #FacebookVideo
Ad buyers and marketers are upset with Facebook after learning the tech giant miscalculated the average time people spent watching video ads on its platform.
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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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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

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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.

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"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.
  • Florida Atlantic University
    B.A. Psychology, 2012 - 2013
  • Broward Community College
    Software Application & Development, 2010 - 2011
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    B.A. Psychology, 2005 - 2007
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A hip and contemporary microbrewery in the heart of downtown Oakland Park. An amazing place to have a few drinks with friends.
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