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The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience

Frank Herbert, Dune

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Semantic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Explained 

Well, the man to speak about Semantics in the era of social web and search engine is +David Amerland (at my humble opinion)!

After all he's the author of Google Semantic Search book!

Now when David recommends a slideshare it's something that you should read!

+Gianluca Fiorelli  is the author of this detailed piece of content and (I couldn't agree more David) it is well worth your time!
 
+Gianluca Fiorelli has a great slideshare on semantic search and SEO that is well worth your time. 

h/t +Bill Slawski for surfacing this on my stream. 
Since Hummingbird was silently rolled last year, Semantic Search has become the new black of SEO. However, many people have a confused idea about it, which can lead to very dangerous misunderstandings about what does Semantic Search really means. Gianluca Fiorelli, SEO & Web Marketing Consultant at ILoveSEO.net, will show you how we can implement Semantic SEO strategically and correctly with actionable practices.
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appreciated your posts!  I've got 8,000 total Google+, 15,000 Twitter followers, and several blogs. Are you open sharing each other in Google+?
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Manchester joins a Global Design Thinking Weekend Event

Manchester Sustainability Jam is a crash course in Service Design with a sustainable twist. This is part of a global event held in more than 40 cities at the same time. The event is a cross between a hackathon and startup weekend, where we'll be creating tangible sustainable services/products that will be shared on a global platform.

Be part of Manchester’s community: Why should you participate?

As a participant in the Global Sustainability Jam, you'll be jamming for 48 hours on a concrete idea. You'll move through the whole design thinking development process in one weekend.

And you won't just be talking about design or sustainability, you will be working with others on developing ideas, designs and initiatives which could become real.

Whether you are experienced or completely new to the field here are some of the things that will happen: 

- You will pick up a load of new ideas and work practices.
- You will meet a lot of interesting people at all levels of experience.
- Your work and ideas will be reviewed by your peers, and presented to the world, where they can be seen by potential customers or employers, or by people who could make them real.
- You will create something that might make a real difference.
- You might get rich and famous.
- You will certainly have a blast.

Time schedule:
Friday: 18.00 - 20.00
Saturday: 9.30 - 18.00
Sunday: 9.30 - 16.30

+David Amerland I know you're a proud Mancunian, could you help us spread the word? Anyone you believe would be interested to participate? Thank you!

Head to the link to read more & book your tickets ->
http://manchesterjams.wordpress.com/

#sustainability   #designthinking   #event   #cource  
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+David Amerland you're most welcome, I know how busy it can get!
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While most of us see waste some see opportunity!

Recycling & upcycling offer a broad range of business ideas. Recycling can give you dog food, tax breaks and more but in Beijing they took it a step further simplifying the idea providing credit for your train ticket! 

#recycling   #upcycling   #businessopportunity  
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“You don't learn to walk by following rules.
You learn by doing and falling over.”

~ Richard Branson ~

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Do you use hashtags?

Besd on this article from +Business Insider you should use them. 

Either way could you please share your opinion and any testimonials you might have?

Based on my humble opinion and experience you must use them.

My personal testimonial:

I started using twitter back in 2011 and if someone takes a look at my timeline I used hashtags based on my intuition. I thought that this is the best way to stand out of the crowd.

The result?

After some months (2012) with only a few hundreds (300-400) of tweets I made it to attract some of the most well-known world-class marketers and social business directors next to authors and leadership/strategy consultants. To be honest this is also based on the fact that I shared quality content. 

Currently I might have just something more than +1K followers but most of them are well respected. Actually around 51,7% of them have more than +25K followers. 

I would really like to hear your story or any commnets on this. 

So concluding I find hashtags is a great social media marketing tool.


h/t +Saul Fleischman 

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Just got featured in Business Insider!!!

"RiteTag helps ensure that the tags you use are well chosen by showing you how good, great, or overused a particular hashtag is. The visual organization of hashtags into colored bars works great for quick analysis at a glance."

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-successfully-use-hashtags-2014-6

#hashtagmarketing #hashtaganalytics #hashtags
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Hmm. Interesting way of looking at it - ill give it some thought. I'm certainly not "against" hashtags - I use them all the time. Just saying we attribute a bit too much credit to the hashtag. :)
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Great teams build great companies, not the other way around! Trust and transparency 

The only thing I would add to this brilliant quote from +Simon Sinek is transparency!

I've been working with a small team in a startup at some point, and although we trusted each other, there was no transparency. One of the team members had a hidden agenda, and I think this is one of the worst things that can happen in a team!

So yes trust but transparency is crucial for a team to succeed and achieve some great things.

Would love to hear your opinion, do you agree?

h/t +Telcom 
 
A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other 

Thank you +Simon Sinek :)

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Friday After Work Drinks Unites Manchester's Startup Community

So if you are close to Manchester any Friday of the month, you don't want to miss this Silicon DrinkAbout MCR! I've been in many events and this community is a live and growing project. 

Three main reasons you should come on board

1) Speak with people who get what you say and care. Not a common characteristic among our friends when you talk for this new API you managed to make work :), no really! 

2) Network with like-minded people is great opportunity with many aspects! You might find your next co-founder or the designer you were looking for!

3) Most Fridays there are local startups sponsoring the event so you guessed right! You will get all of the above combined with free drinks!

+Gabrielle Iskandar  is the usual suspect running the event, always smiley and willing to help together with +Beth Rowan, and +Ash Moran is also a contributor to the event and moderator of this community!

+David Amerland  I think you've been missing from Manchester lately! :) I can't really blame you, I know how much you love Greece's weather! But keep an eye, some great things take place in the city centre, and in case you come along drop me a line, please! :)

#Manchester   #Startup   #Community
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+George Konsta lol, yes, sorry on that one. I can hardly believe the weather myself and also yes, you're right. Things on the ground here are still a little behind the curve. 
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Brilliant ad from +Honda 

Completely agree with you +Nectarios Economakis
 
By far the coolest video I've seen in a while. Good job by Honda and W+K cc: +Adam Green +François Haguel https://www.youtube.com/user/HondaVideo
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Wow! Impressive!  Best Youtube action ever
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Google Glass Selfie

Had a short experience of +Google Glass yesterday! Not much to express a robust opinion but it is surely an interesting product that I keep my eye on as it's being developed!

Have an interesting idea on how this can shift user experience to another level but the product is yet not fully integrated with other +Google products, so I'm just patient.
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Social Platform & Publishers' Sentiment with keyword analysis

Based on social network sentiment analysis I'm happy to know that Google+ is among the most positive social platforms after LinkedIn and Pinterest.

+LinkedIn is the most positive social platform which makes sense for me. Looking at the keyword analysis people talk about ways to achieve success, habits of successful people, leadership, fortune, and more.

+Pinterest is all about experiences and feelings consumed in a visual way. From the keyword analysis it is apparent that women obviously dominate this social platform talking about nails, manicure, hairstyles, kitchen and more. The most used keywords refer are about life-hacks, health, decorating ideas, healthy food and recipes, workouts, DIY, yoga and more.

On the other hand +Google+  has a bit more weird keyword analysis with keywords like introvert, pillow, whistleblower and more.

Moreover, it is evident that publishers' sentiment has a direct impact on the social platform sentiment analysis as shown in the social network sentiment analysis graphs.

It's nothing new that most News organizations tend to publish more negatively toned articles than any other type of outlet but I'm glad to see highly consumed publishers being more neutral and/or positive such as +BuzzFeed and +Upworthy with +Mashable ranking first as the most positive publisher.

Read the full report --> http://goo.gl/ZTgIyd

Don't miss: click the black arrows on the bottom-left corner to reveal  more graphs!

The report is made by  +Contently 

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Highly interested in marketing, technology, entrepreneurship & social impact. Recent postgraduate researcher in Manchester Business School having focus in Corporate Social Responsibility & Social Entrepreneurship.

Up to date I have helped several startups and small businesses to better understand their unique value and improve their business, marketing and communications strategies. Fields I have worked are telecoms, data analysis, crowdfunding, e-commerce, digital marketing such as content marketing and social media..

Specialties: Marketing, Communications, Search Engine Optimization and Social Media.
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