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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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Man Eaten By Gator After Shouting 'F--k The Alligators' and Jumping In Lake

A Texas man ignored warning signs about an alligator in a lake, going as far as to shout 'F--ck the alligators', jumped into the lake, and was almost immediately eaten by an alligator.

His female companion, who also jumped in the lake with him, managed to escape unharmed, thus proving the Neodarwinian logic that when in a group of two or more people, you don't have to be faster than the predator pursuing you, you just have to be faster than at least one other person in the group.

#ThatHeadlineThough #OnlyInTexas #Alligator
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This proves that alligators don't like to be insulted!
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Police GPS Bracelet Accidentally Locked To Suspect's Prosthetic Leg

A DC area resident, facing gun charges, was ordered to be fitted with a GPS Bracelet to track his movements.

Unfortunately, the bracelet was locked on to the suspect's prosthetic leg, which he simply removed and substituted for a backup prosthesis.

He now stands accused of committing a murder after receiving the bracelet, while police believed him to be at home.

Oops doesn't begin to cover it.

#ThatHeadlineThough #Prosthetics
Technically Incorrect: In Washington, DC, a security company fits a tracking device onto the leg of a man awaiting trial. But the firm makes an apparently fatal mistake.
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Brits Vote To Brexit

#NewsFlash #Brexit
PM announces resignation following victory for leave supporters after divisive referendum campaign
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My stance: we've got rid of one oppressive and corrupt government ruling our lives, now we just have to vote out the other.

The rest I can live with.
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The 'Why' of AMP and Other 'Instant' Mobile Web Standards Explained

Everyone is doing it. Google and partners are pushing Accelerated Mobile Pages. Facebook is promoting their own Instant Articles. Even Apple News has its own version of the idea. Whatever you call them, these 'Instant' content standards are intended to load web content at hyperspeed and with a small data footprint, even on low end smartphones with slow data speeds and low data caps.

Some have mistakenly seen these as simply 'Power Grabs' by big web companies wanting to absorb the internet onto their own servers. To some degree, that may not even be entirely incorrect... but it isn't its real purpose.

#AMP #InstantArticles
How Accelerated Mobile Pages and Instant Articles Will Change the Mobile Web Forever
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Pluto Probably Has A Subsurface Liquid Water Ocean

A new analysis of images from the New Horizon space probe has provided strong evidence that the icy outer planetoid Pluto has a liquid water ocean beneath its icy surface.

This raises the very real possibility that Pluto may be a candidate for a life bearing world, despite this possibility having rarely been entertained due to its remote proximity to our star or the so-called 'Goldilocks Zone' inhabited by planet Earth.

#Astronomy #Pluto #NewHorizon
Features on the dwarf planet's smooth surface suggest that not all is frozen on that tiny, distant world
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That's remakable one..big up scientists
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"You can't separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom." - Malcolm X
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This has to be said:

Just because a democratic process doesn't turn out how you'd like, doesn't make it not democratic.

But they didn't really understand what they were voting for!

Welcome to Democracy.

But some people regretted their vote!

Welcome to Democracy.

But only a plurality voted for it, not a majority!

Welcome to Democracy.

But they had lousy, questionable, possibly inanely wrongheaded reasons for how they voted!

Welcome to Democracy.

It's the worst form of government except for every other type that has ever been tried. (Shamelessly paraphrased from Churchill)

Oh, and News Flash: the same complaints apply to both sides of the argument.
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+Gene Chiu​​​ LOL Not sure where you got that fictitious nonsense from, but your understanding on this one is wrong. The Amerinds got the European diseases by exposure, not conspiracy. People with diseases exposed to other people tend to give those people their diseases, simple biology.

And I still don't see what this has to do with this particular Post.
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Star Trek Fan Films Approved By Paramount & CBS (But It Won't Save Axanar)

Paramount and CBS have announced that they will be allowing Star Trek fan films to flourish... but only within serious limitations. This includes: Films may not exceed 15 minutes for a self-contained film, or two part films of up to 30 minutes; may not use Star Trek in the title, but must include A Star Trek Fan Production subtitle; must use original content, with no reproductions, recreations, or clips from Star Trek; uniforms, accessories, toys, props and other Star Trek merchandise must be official merchandise; all participants must be true amateurs, uncompensated, and unaffiliated with any other aspect of the franchise or studios; budget must not exceed $50,000.

While some of these are absolutely reasonable, unfortunately, this also means the most hotly anticipated Star Trek Fan Film Axanar is still toast, as it involves veterans of the franchise and a much larger budget than the budget allowed (it would also, presumably, exceed the time limit). This will also kill numerous other fan film and fan series projects.

While it is good that Paramount and CBS are allowing room in the market for fan film productions, the very real risk here is that these restrictions will kill some of the most exciting fan efforts to-date or to-come, and consequently diminish fan enthusiasm for a franchise now over half a century old (old enough that its once 'futuristic' elements often look pitifully arcane nowadays). Certainly no Intellectual Property owner or official licensee wants to lose control of their properties and franchises, but it's also a Pyrrhic Victory if the end result is for these properties and franchises to lose their value.

This also means J.J. Abrams overstated matters when he said that these studios would stop trying to halt major fan projects like Axanar. It may be that, in coming years, technology will enable some fantastic fan projects even under the terms permitted, but it will severely curtail the quality of and enthusiasm for these efforts, without a doubt.

#StarTrek #Axanar
Paramount has unveiled a list of guidelines for keeping Star Trek fan films from being hit with expensive lawsuits.
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at this point, even if CBS/Paramount rescinded their strangling guidelines, I'm still going to boycott Star Trek Beyond
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YouTube Live Streaming Coming To Mobile

Live video broadcasting on social media is becoming all the rage, and +YouTube​ is finally answering back to its rivals.

To be fair, YouTube was ahead of the trend in the area or of Live social video broadcasting, but until now this has been a cumbersome process and not designed for Mobile broadcasting.

Now, the social video giant is launching an easy Mobile broadcasting features (currently limited to a few big partner channels), allowing Channel owners to go Live with only a few simple taps, and to chat Live with their audiences as well.

Given their strength in social video, and perhaps most importantly the fact that video is their core purpose instead of something hacked on (as with Twitter and Facebook), and that users expect as much (and thus won't be likely to be upset by it), YouTube may have unique advantages in this area.

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Please keep all dumbing in approved dumb areas.

#ThatsSoDumb #Engrish
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"Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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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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.

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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.
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    Network Administration, File System Management, Cyber Security, Accounting, Maintenance and Deployment
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    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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Mark Zuckerberg Not a Lizard Person: Facebook Live

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The Puzzling Vilification of Hillary, A Psychoanalyst's Perspective

How can we explain the virulent hatred toward Hillary Clinton from men and women of both political parties? The attacks against her: Benghaz

Complex Ideas Can Automatically Enter Consciousness

It's difficult to look at pictures of cars shown on a computer and then keep yourself from saying "car" inside your head the next time one s

Videostream for Google Chromecast™

Play your downloaded videos on the Chromecast™ (any file type)

LastPass: Free Password Manager

LastPass, an award-winning password manager, saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.


The easiest way to share to ANYWHERE including Google+ profiles, pages, circles, communities and collections.

Trump campaign manager charged with battery in Florida - The Washington ...

Corey Lewandowski faces a misdemeanor count for allegedly grabbing a reporter.


A tool that helps prevent online bullying behaviour, identifying insulting statements in real time with a red line.

Google is making a keyboard for the iPhone

Google has been developing a third-party keyboard for iOS that would put the company’s search engine in a highly used part of the interface,

ETER9 - Living Cyberspace

It's a world that never sleeps and where you can interact and intervene without stops, relying on a counterpart that will be active while yo


Google+ is a place to connect with friends and family, and explore all of your interests. Share photos, send messages, and stay in touch wit

Reports: New Haven hit-&-run driver was a "wolverine with vampi...

It is unclear if the witness meant the character Wolverine from the XMen comics or an actual wolverine.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Apple’s Appeal in E-Book Pricing Case - T...

Apple had wanted to appeal a lower court’s determination that it and five publishers had conspired to raise e-book prices above Amazon’s sta

Ray Tomlinson, creator of the email, dies aged 74

He was responsible for the @ in your address.

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dead at 94 - NY Daily News

She was one of the most hands-on First Ladies the nation has ever known

Ben Carson Ends His Once-Promising Presidential Bid

Ben Carson officially suspended his presidential campaign on Friday, ending an upstart bid that began with promise before fizzling out.

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In another twist in the long-running O.J. Simpson saga, Los Angeles police are investigating and testing a knife that was reportedly recover

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