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James Crothall
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Now's the time to make the most of App Indexing...  #android   #googlenow
 
How do you use Google Now?

Does pasta with dill and bacon whet your appetite? More than 40 new apps have been added to Google Now - helping to give you relevant information (and recipes) at the right time.

In the morning, catch up on news of the day with cards from +The Guardian or +The Economist. Browse holiday homes in the lunch queue with +Airbnb, and plan your itinerary with +TripAdvisor - all with the help of Google Now.  

Read more on the official Google blog → http://goo.gl/J8Vg6K

#GoogleNow  
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I only just noticed +Google Analytics breaks down Acquisition, Behaviour and Conversions (ABC) on standard reporting. Nice summary (2010) from +Avinash Kaushik#buildingblocks   #betterlatethannever
Segmentation is a key strategy in any analytical endeavor. This post shares three category of segments (Acquisition, Behavior, Outcomes) that are key to identifying actionable insights.
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"We're putting more emphasis on UX because we simply want users to enjoy the web" < and more and more users are on #mobile !
Google's Gary Illyes recently was gracious enough to answer questions about the new "Mobile Friendly" ranking factor, as well as other SEO related topics. Er
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The way the Government Digital Service (the team behind www.gov.uk) are so open with their online marketing strategy is not only refreshing but also insightful. Thanks +Econsultancy for diving into it!
Along with many others, we've been full of praise for the Government Digital Services at Econsultancy.
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SERP alert! I think this may have been around for a while, but starting to see longer snippets (this one is almost 300 characters) for question-type queries (logged out, Chrome). #SEO #breakfast
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Perhaps one day, every car on the road will have a "protective cocoon", potentially making road traffic accidents a thing of the past: http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-model-d-features-elon-musk-acceleration-car-speed-2014-10

Whilst amazing, this concept relies on complete trust in technology. And what if this technology fails? Eventually, some pretty serious ethical and legal questions are going to need to be answered. Nice motor though. #Tesla 
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Bristol is the UK’s first European Green Capital – an inspired choice, not only for its green spaces and easy access to the countryside, but for its enthusiasm for all things sustainable, writes Lesley Gillilan
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Webmasters assemble!
 
What would you like to see from Google Websearch & Webmaster Tools in 2015?

We'd love to hear your feedback & collect your suggestions on the kinds of things you'd wish to see being added, improved, removed, or changed by the Webmaster Tools and websearch teams at Google. We set up a Google Moderator page where you can submit your suggestions & vote on the existing ones. Thanks for all of your input over the years!

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"Everything should be just a tap away..." #context  
Google's Physical Web project is a new initiative to establish a standard for making 'smart' objects which people can interact with via their smart phones or similar devices. This post introduces the Physical Web concept, how it works, and will make a couple of first predictions about how this might affect SEO in the future, including how interactions will be ranked.
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Having read the email regarding Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), I'm convinced. Ello, Ello!
Simple, beautiful & ad-free.
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We would like to learn about how we can help you manage your sites easier.

We are looking for companies, agencies, and website owners willing to let us observe for a couple days (at most) how they are managing their sites' content and infrastructure. We would meet with & observe the developers, designers, content creators, SEOs, and decision makers, we would take notes and ask questions. If your site is managed by an agency, we want to hear about that, too! All this to create internal reports that we'll use for improving our communication, support, and web-search related products like Webmaster Tools.

This is for everyone! It doesn't matter if your site is huge or small, we're interested in all kind of sites. We are happy to travel to any place in Europe and North Africa (at our own cost of course). At the end of our visit, we'll be happy to answer YOUR questions: you can ask us anything and we'll try to answer them within reason. 

If you're interested, sign up using the linked form. We'll select a handful of sites and get in touch with them.

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Education
  • The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing
    Award in Search Marketing, 2012 - 2013
  • Cardiff University
    BSc Business Management & Marketing, 2005 - 2008
  • Churcher's College
    A-Levels in Economics, English, History, 1996 - 2003
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#Search, #Pompey & #Kaizen makes me tick.
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Digital Content Specialist. Portsmouth FC Shareholder. Aspiring Triathlete. Views mine, Club ours.
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Top Student for the IDM Search Marketing Qualifications 2013
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Digital Content Specialist
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Online Marketing, Digital Marketing, SEO, Search Analysis
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  • Hargreaves Lansdown
    Digital Content Specialist, 2012 - present
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Bristol, UK
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Portsmouth (UK) - London - Cardiff - Sydney
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Hargreaves Lansdown, 1 College Square, Bristol, BS1 5HL
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Social media engagement is a tactic, not a strategy
econsultancy.com

While most brands are focused on increasing social media engagement, the smart ones are looking beyond Likes, towards building genuine, long

If you're looking to lunch in Bristol, look no further. The food on offer here is superb; not only in choice but also in quality. If you're after something quick, the Grillstock Pulled Pork Bap is top notch at around £5, or if you're looking for something more substantial, try Pieminister (on Tuesday's they do a deal on any pie, mashed potato, minted mushy pies and shallots). Not to be missed.
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