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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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RIP Wes Craven

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Pinned Tweets Showing in Twitter App

I'm not sure if this is fairly new or just new to me, and I didn't see any mention of it in any of the app changelogs, but Twitter is finally showing our Pinned Tweets in their app and not just on their website. Excellent!

#SocialMedia #Twitter
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Ah, good, so I wasn't too far out of the loop.
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Six Person Crew Begins Simulated Mars Journey

A team of six people has begun a 1-year analog version of a a Mars mission today, in a dome designed to simulate the living conditions they would experience on an actual mission.

The crew will be monitored by a variety of sensors and carefully observed for physical, mental, emotional, and other types of performance relevant to such a mission.

What may come as the biggest surprise is that their food actually looks pretty appetizing. We've come a long way from the days of Tang and food pastes.

Good luck, HI-SEAS Team!

#NASA #SpaceExploration
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Matt Damon is going to Mars in the Movie Martian
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Are they really your 'Friends'?

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If the advertisers, marketers, fake accounts, account hijackers and spammers sent representatives, then it'd be closer to 2000😉
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20 Doctor Who Inspired Pop Songs

I'll admit, I had no idea The Doctor had inspired so much music in his time.

#DoctorWho #DrWho
From Christmas with a Dalek to Foxes' jazzy take on Don't Stop Me Now, right through to chart music from the Third, Eighth and Twelfth Doctors and companions Rose, Wilf and Captain Jack...
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Finally got the 'Rediscover This Day' feature on my Android Google Photos app (hadn't even seen it on desktop, yet).

No app update, looks like it was activated on the server-side when it was ready.

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+Scott Winberg​ I haven't tried sharing them, yet. Be sure to submit feedback!
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Quantum Entanglement Survives 'Spookiness' Test

For over eight decades, a debate has raged in the halls of science over a peculiar quantum phenomenon known as Entanglement, nicknamed 'Spooky Action at a Distance'.

When two (or possibly more) particles are entangled, then separated by any apparent distance, an effect on one appears instantaneously to affect the other equivalently. If true, hypothetical Speed of Light Speed Limits on transference of data would be, at the very least, shown not to be absolute.

Skeptics like Einstein, however, have long proposed a 'hidden variables' hypothesis suggesting the 'Spooky' behavior could be a coincidental result of unidentified (i.e. hidden) variables affecting both particles. In the 1960's a researcher named John Bell, in fact, defined the limits of the consistency the two particles could display in order for such an hypothesis to be viable, called (appropriately enough) 'Bell's Limit'.

Unfortunately, due to imperfections and imprecisions in the design of experiments used to test for this over the decades since, allowing for various 'loopholes', the debate has never been fully settled... until now, perhaps.

A new study, using much more sensitive and accurate measurements and closing the possible loopholes, has seemingly shattered the hidden variables hypothesis and upheld the eery and instantaneous consistency of entangled particles.

This could very well have a practical application in Quantum Computing: absolutely secure data transmission, immune to hackers because any intervening interference, i.e. any attempt to hack the transmission would result in detectable changes in the properties of both particles. Change either particle at the source by any attempt to eavesdrop, and the attempt would be instantly recognized for what it was.

So, while old Albert may be rolling over in his grave (assuming anyone is observing him, of course; #PhysicsHumor), his error may be a blessing to all mankind, perhaps destroying malicious hacking as a hobby, pastime, profession, or tool of espionage and warfare in one fell swoop... eventually, once all the practical technological issues are ironed out, which may take quite some time. Still, it is reason for hope, at least.

#QuantumPhysics #Science
Experiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of 'action at a distance', against Einstein's objections — and could make data encryption safer.
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Many studies, writings and articles +Eli Fennell  and I love it and you are of course right!   Will go now to see if I can effect being pinged, while observing a hangout on air!
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Is Periscope Heading for a Copyright Showdown?

Periscope by Twitter is a new and potentially powerful tool for Live broadcasting to the world, especially if it ever achieves true mainstream status (as opposed to the current marketer heavy demographics), but it could also have a big problem looming: policing copyright violations.

Should the service ever obtain real scale, given the limits of current technology, it may prove nearly impossible to catch every copyright violation in Real Time. As a Live platform, it doesn't have the benefit YouTube enjoys of scanning each video with a Content ID type system before it goes out to the world.

So the Million Dollar Question, possibly literally, is... will Hollywood, the Music Industry, or some other major player in Big Content bring down the lawsuit hammer?

#Periscope #DMCA
With millions of users flocking to Periscope, how long before a major Hollywood studio slaps a copyright lawsuit on the their parent company, Twitter?
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Well that makes much more sense, thank you +Lee Rickler​
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Google Connecting Searchers to Plumbers, Locksmiths, More to Come?

Google Search is getting into the business of directly connecting Searchers with home services, beginning with plumbers and locksmiths.

For home services businesses, this development makes proper Search Engine Optimization more important than it ever has been. This is just one more move in Google acting as a direct mediator between businesses and Searchers.

Search is changing at an incredible pace, and businesses that don't keep up will lose out to the competition.

#LocalSEO #SEOTips
Tell Google you have a problem (leaky faucet, locked out, messy room) and it will find someone to fix that for you -- but only in San Francisco for now.
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Join me as I guest star once again on +Elaine Nieberding​​'s Holy Shift Show this coming Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 at 2PM EDT (with Blab starting at 1PM EDT), along with my good friend and colleague +Mark Traphagen​​, as well as +Christine L Bowen​​ and +Roland Takaoka​​, whom I am looking forward to getting to know better.

See you there!

#HolyShiftShow #HangoutsOnAir (register/Twitter)
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Hangout hosts jumping to Blab for shows? It can be an AND thing!
*This 2 pm EDT show will have Pre-Show 1 pm EDT on Blab
AND a Post-Show 3 pm EDT on Blab.*  
Let's get Twitter, Facebook and G+ tribes playing together.
AND is good for "finding unifying solutions through Play".

Sure to have a fine panel of Hangout Hosts, G+ defectors, and ones skilled on social media commentary!  

Your hostess, Elaine Nieberding - holistic nurse, hangout host, Contagious Carrier of TLC "Today's Laughter Care", teacher of Laughter Practices (for the health of it!).   "Finding unifying solutions through Play."
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Twitter @laughingelaine

Crowdcast is a "wrapper" platform for this Hangout.  Sign-in/register via G+, Facebook, Twitter or an e-mail address.  You can engage/comment, participate in polls, ask questions PRE event, during LIVE event, and POST event/watch replay.  The comment stream remains - AND - you may fully participate via MOBILE, Android or IOS really well.  Basic info:, Developer is Cy Hossain.
#holyshiftshow 32: Blab, Hangouts, Crowdcast - Livecasting, It's an AND Thing!
Tomorrow, September 1, 1:00 PM
Crowdcast Hangout on Air + Pre and Post Hangout BLABs!

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Skype Co-Founder Learns an Expensive Lesson in Love

Janus Friis gave his fiancé a nearly half million dollar engagement ring. With money like that to blow, he would have been wise to invest in a Private Investigator, as it turned out she was cheating on him with multiple men.

Now he is suing his ex, and not surprisingly he wants the ring back. Unfortunately for Friis, laws on gift giving tend to favor the recipient of the gift, and he may or may be able to recoup his loss through the suit.

And you thought your breakup was costly.

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lol maybe not. $471K isn't quite a lot if you compare it with some other famous engagement rings out there. Thus, my guess she cheated on him because wanted a better ring. Of course it's stupid.
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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 am available to help small businesses succeed at SEO & Social Media, and for I.T.  You can contact me by email at

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  • Have Appeared in Hangouts On Air Alongside Mark Traphagen, Jesse Wojdylo, 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, Sana Ahmed, Mia Voss, and Others
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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, who has since become a true friend, and from there spread farther and faster than I had ever imagined anything I wrote would.  Nearly two years later, I still stand behind the substance of that post, and I'm glad I saw the potential of Google+ in the early days.  That first spark of social networking connection inspired me to dive deeper into the online realms, 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 we faced.

I'm an absolute technology geek.  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, Sleepy Hollow, 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 on Google+ and Twitter, or follow my blogs at Social Media ForecastTech Nerd Corner.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
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Product somehow succeeds without social media bullshit

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First, I've been very neglectful of my blog, and I apologize. It's been a crazy busy year, and and keeping up with publishing everything I w

How an emphasis on content makes Google+ better than Facebook

If you were to read any article about Google+ on the web, chances are the article would compare Google+ to Facebook, and call it a failure d

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The man himself Hugh Jackman opens up about the upcoming Wolverine 3, citing a fan desire to see the return of Sabretooth in his final X-Men

Welcome to the social media presidential election

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are threatening to make traditional campaigning obsolete.

August 6, 2015 - Jon Stewart's Final Episode

On Jon's last episode of The Daily Show, he revisits The Best F#@king News Team Ever, gets a send-off from his top political targets and say

The New Google Plus: Will Tighter Focus Lead To Success?

It's been a rough ride for Google+. Columnist Mark Traphagen delves into the early vision for the social network, what has emerged from thos

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Facebook has been granted an updated patent from the U.S. Patent office on a technology that can help lenders discriminate against certain b

Google Isn’t Breaking Up With Social | SEW

The recent Google+ announcements about YouTube and photos have many wondering if Google is finally throwing in the social towel.

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A Nepalese man has confessed to the murder of a young boy after claiming a local holy man advised him that a human sacrifice would heal his

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The two soldiers, both of whom are West Point graduates, are within 17 days of becoming the first women ever to earn a Ranger tab.

Bravo, Microsoft. Windows 10 Is Fast, Smart, and Surprisingly Innovative.

I’m typing this article on a Microsoft Surface tablet, using Windows 10. That's important for two reasons. First, Microsoft released Windows

Could It Be Second Time Lucky For A Facebook Phone ?

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The Emerging Role Of SEO In App Discoverability

In the old days, search engine optimization (SEO) was all about web pages -- however, as columnist Janet Driscoll Miller points out, the gro

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Tory assembly member Darren Millar’s question to economy minister Edwina Hart about alien craft over Cardiff airport answered in Star Trek l

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