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80% all audio calls are recorded and stored in the US (according to Antony Loewenstein) So, yeah, I wouldn't worry too much about Google Analytics.
Antony Loewenstein: At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that's a 'totalitarian mentality'
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...since Google itself  is cooperating with NSA anyway.
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+Portent 's  +Meegan Kauffman  explains how to write #content that appeals to readers - human readers, even.
With so many tools to use and rules to follow, it’s easy to forget that all this is being created for a human being.
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Get on that Map: Local SEO [VIDEO WEBINAR]  

+George Freitag 's webinar is fantastic. Here it is, recorded, free, no registration required.
Learn about Local SEO Best Practices, including basic on-site SEO, business profiles, directories, citations, reviews, and more in this PortentU webinar!
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Watching now.  The link for the linkbundle is malformed though.  
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Google Hummingbird and Semantic Search http://slidesha.re/1x65vgb Best explainer I've seen, by +Eric Enge 
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Thanks +Ian Lurie 
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I'm doing an AMA on Reddit today. Come one! Come all! Ask me anything!
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This is absolutely the way G+ is going. It's a platform, not a network. Thanks, +Mike Blumenthal 
 
+Mike Blumenthal brought this up during his My Business presentation at SMX Advanced last week and it was probably one of the one things that resonated most with me during his presentation.  Sadly, I didn't see much talk about it following the conference, so it's good to see that he has put together a full post about it here.  
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Personally, I've always called it one, and treated it as one, so no surprises here (but pleased that it will be looking better integrated (or separated depending on your point of view).
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Not what I would've expected. But really interesting.
 
How Do You Boost Ad CTR 44.8%? Remove Google+ Authorship Photos

http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2014/07/10/removal-google-photos-impacts-ad-ctr

+WordStream calls this "the smoking gun," and while I'd still agree with skeptics that there were probably other factors at play in Google's decision to remove profile photos, it's hard not to think that ad CTR (and the resulting addition of billions of revenue to Google) weren't also a consideration.
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If you want to learn from every mistake, gaffe, error or foot-in-mouth incident I've ever had while presenting, have a look:
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I don't want to be a total butthole, but for all the people saying the semantic web is revolutionary  (I might write part 2 now, who knows)
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Yep, I'm back at CEO.

Honestly, I'm excited about it. After 18 years in the job, I was stuck in a rut of bad habits. Now, with 6 months away, I've rebooted. 

In the last 6 months +Steve Gahler got the books in order, the leadership team organized. In the last 2 years, he helped double the company in revenue and size. And, he's given me the time to adjust my role, learn more about what I should do, and get my oomph back.

It's good to be back!
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Just don't ruin the buzz.
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Product Pages Tested by +Marketing Experiments  Moving product description up page increased conversions 78% #toldyouso
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Internet marketing blogger. Chairman and Principal Consultant at Portent, Inc. Internet marketer. Hater of buzzwords. Believes good internet marketing can save the world.
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Chairman and Principal Consultant at Portent, a Seattle internet marketing company.

Author of Conversation Marketing, 1/2 of The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, various blog posts

And, in case that wasn't enough, father of 2. 
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