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Ian Anderson Gray
Works at Select Performers Internet Solutions | Web Development | SEO | Social Media
Lives in Manchester, United Kingdom
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Want to know the best WordPress plugins? Ask the Experts...

There are so many WordPress plugins out there, but which are the best? I always find asking the experts and what they use is a great start. 

In this in depth post, +Ashley Faulkes goes through all the best plugins recommended by experts. It's definitely worth a read!
 
Choosing a WordPress plugin can be insanely tough. That is why I asked the Pros
Here are their votes, their answers and some interesting tips

http://madlemmings.com/2015/08/04/best-wordpress-plugins-2015-pro-bloggers/

#wordpress   #plugins   #marketing   #bloggingtips  

Starring +Social Warfare +Dustin W. Stout +Jeff Sieh +Andrea Beltrami +Ian Anderson Gray +Ann Smarty +Ana Hoffman +Adam Connell +Jon Morrow +Spencer Haws +noah kagan  and many other pros
Find out what WordPress plugins the pros are using everyday. Save yourself all the time and pain of trying them all and just use the best!
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I whipped it out with Photoshop! +Wade Harman 
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Are you Scheduling your Social Media Posts Responsibly?

#EvilWade  +Wade Harman continues to share evilly, and this time he has the audacity to share one of mine on how to schedule your social media posts responsibly.

Would love to know your thoughts on this, and what you do to schedule or if you prefer not to schedule. 
 
Scheduling Social
Are you doing this responsibly? +Ian Anderson Gray takes his time to share thoughts about why you should schedule social media posts a little more responsibly, and why it's important to do so.

Take a minute to circle Ian and subscribe to his blog because he's a great guy!

#socialmediatips
Why Schedule? The ability to schedule your social media posts has been around for a long time. Some people love scheduling and others do not. I’ve seen quite a few heated conversations about whether it is a good thing or … Continued
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Nicely done +Ian Anderson Gray.  Not one of my strong suits - scheduling - but I'm encouraged by your wisdom here. :)
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Want to Rock the World with Pinterest?

#EvilWade  continues to do evil on the +Convince & Convert Google+ page. I do hope +Jay Baer is doing ok!

So, now +Wade Harman shares an article by +Vincent Ng. I got the chance to meet Vincent at #SMMW  in San Diego earlier this year. Not only was he a mighty nice and fine gentleman, he knows his stuff when it comes to Pinterest. You definitely should be listening to what he says! 
 
The Pinterest Thing
+Vincent Ng knows his stuff when it comes to Pinterest marketing and, as you know, its always important to get people to pin the images you want on your blog.

This article shows you how to get people to do that!

Ask me how you can win things!

#EvilWade #pinteresttips
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Pedantic me says "the URL in that image plate screen grab is wrong on so many levels".
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I do agree with #EvilWade  in his assessment of +Adam Connell's articles- awesome!

I've never met +Adam Connell, although he doesn't live too far away from me, but I love his articles. He does what I like- goes into a lot of detail and writes a lot about tools.

If you haven't visited his blog before, do! And thanks to +Wade Harman for sharing this.
 
 
Growing Your Audience
+Adam Connell is a great blogger and businessman.  One of the reasons I like this guy is that he looks at blogging from a different perspective than other bloggers do, and he get's results!

Here's an article from him that talks about how you can grow your blogging audience, and, more importantly, keep it.

See, I told you he was good

#bloggingtips  
Need some actionable tips to grow your blog's audience? Check out this detailed post which has plenty of tactics to keep your audience coming back for more.
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This is where I am at the moment. By the banks of Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District. So peaceful. 
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Lake District is really a beautiful place.
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Oh Google+, why do I keep on going away from you and then realising how awesome you are all the time?
Actually, it is the community that is awesome. And I think to get the most out of Google+ you need to spend time with it. It is like any relationship, quality time matters.

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+Hania Whitfield Yes ma'am, well said.  
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Think Pinterest is irrelevant for your business? Think again!

Mr. Manly himself, +Jeff Sieh​ of +Manly Pinterest Tips​ is the guest of the +Social Media Examiner​ podcast with +Michael Stelzner​.

Just oozing with tips and great advice, +Jeff Sieh​ gives a bit of history on how he came to be working with Pinterest and how listening to the wonderful +Cynthia Sanchez​ on the podcast put it on his radar. Some great tips and lots on how powerful a traffic driver Pinterest is.

I won't go on, but do have a listen!

#Pinterest #SocialMedia
 
Read/listen now: http://bit.ly/1IjgcFs

Do you use Pinterest for your business?

Want to know what works on Pinterest?

Click here to learn how to improve your Pinterest marketing as Mike interviews Jeff Sieh: http://bit.ly/1IjgcFs -Kim

#pinterestmarketing #smexaminer
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I'm in this month's Interview Series by +Mandy Edwards (5 on the 5th)

I've never had the chance to meet Mandy yet, but hopefully I'll be able to next year at some conference or other. But I've been following her social media posts and articles for a long while. So I was honoured (or should I say honored) to be asked by her to do an interview. This was the result! Thanks +Mandy Edwards !
 
This month's 5 on the 5th Interview: +Ian Anderson Gray .

Read below and get to know this awesome marketer :)
This month's 5 on the 5th Interview with Ian Anderson Gray of Seriously Social. Let's get serious.
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Congrats! +Ian Anderson Gray Good choice in Johann Sebastian Bach. :)  Great answers sir.
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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Epic Content

This is indeed an ultimate guide by the wonderful +Mike Allton who always seems to be able to write amazing blog posts at an alarming frequency. Not that I am jealous or anything....

Definitely read this and subscribe to Mike's blog. And thanks to the most evil +Wade Harman for sharing this epic post.
 
Writing Epic Content
So you think you can write blog posts? Well, you probably don't write them like +Mike Allton because this guy is a #BloggingBrute and he proves it in this article as he shows us how to write epic blog posts, IN AN EPIC POST!

What an article. You've gotta see this one.

#bloggingtips
Epic Content relentlessly drives traffic, leads and sales for our business. This will help you weave multiple elements together to create a true masterpiece of the written word.
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Build Relationships with a Beard

I'm not sure I should be sharing this article via #EvilWade  - I have a distinct lack of facial hair. Having said that, +Wade Harman doesn't seem to have an over-abundance of facial hair. 
But, our good friend, +Jeff Sieh is one of the manliest men I know- and that's not just because he has a very manly beard. He also writes some rather fabulous articles and hosts the rather manly +Manly Pinterest Tips show and podcast.

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Relationships & A Beard
One of my favorite people on social media is my good friend +Jeff Sieh.  The guy is a powerhouse of knowledge when it comes to the Pinterest platform.  

Here's his show, that time when he interviewed me (hey I can share what I want, right?) about relationship marketing and how you go about doing it on Pinterest!

Enjoy

#pinteresttips   #EvilWade  
Jeff Sieh interviews relationship marketing expert Wade Harmon on how he uses Pinterest to build relationships online. Is social media ruining relationships? Can we really build authentic relationships online? Can you build relationships on Pinterest? These are all topic discussed in today's episode.
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Evil Wade does good and shares how to Tantalise Your Audience!

Although #EvilWade  (+Wade Harman) has tied up +Jay Baer in his evil bid to rule the +Convince & Convert Google+ page, he is doing good in sharing some awesome articles. This one entitled Tantalise Your Audience with Branded Visual Content was written by the awesome +Nicky Pasquier 

Great stuff! 
 
Branded Visual Content
+Nicky Pasquier is another great writer that I feel should be put in the spotlight and this article that she writes talks about the importance of branded visual content and how it can be used to get the attention of your audience, past and future.

Nicky is an awesome person that knows what she's talking about when it comes to topics like this. Take a look at how you can revitalize your presence on social media with these tips.

Ask me how you can win things!

#visualmarketing
Images are to prospective customers what 'amuses bouches' are to diners. Images are to prospective customers what 'amuses bouches' are to diners. Those delicious, bite-sized appetisers tantalise an...
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Lol, he is doing something with his mind...couldn't figure out how he was using the computer yesterday until he told me
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Warning, Evil Wade has been unleashed and is holding +Jay Baer​ hostage. Please do something before it is too late!

cc: +Wade Harman
 
Help!
We need your help! +Wade Harman otherwise known as Evil Wade this week, has taken our Google+ page hostage and it looks like he has also drove to Indiana and tied up our owner +Jay Baer for some diabolical reason!

He said he will give his demands in just a few minutes, and we appreciate anything you could do to help us out!

#EvilWade
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Social Media Consultant & Trainer, Web Developer & Co-founder of Select Performers Internet Solutions
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I'm co-founder and partner of
Select Performers Internet Solutions.
I'm a social media consultant & trainer and a
web developer specialising in PHP, MYSQL, HTML5 and CSS3 using web standards.

I blog at Seriously Social about social media tools, social media strategy and digital marketing as well as the psychology of social media.

I love converting the technobabble of geek speak to plain English.

I organise a local monthly tech meet up called Cheadle Geeks and a regular co-workers day called Cheadle Jelly.

I'm also a freelance baritone (I studied at the Royal Northern College of Music) as well as a vocal consultant & singing teacher.

I'm a dad, husband and Christian.
I'm interested in technology, social media, music, faith, politics, photography, travel, food and drink and many other wonderful and varied things!

I''m passionate about social media and (in addition to G+) am an avid user of Twitter (@iagdotme @ 
@baritoneuk), Facebook & LinkedIn


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    Web Developer | Social Media & SEO Consultant | Partner, 2003 - present
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