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Jan Kearney
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Google Maps and the case of the missing cog

This drove me nuts earlier today - the Google Maps embed code has moved and I was blaming Monday and my lappy.

Thanks +Nick Rink for hunting down the embed Map code and nifty gif.

#GoogleMaps   #GoogleLocal  
 
How to get Google Maps embed code and share links

Not sure if this is brand new or if I just haven't noticed it before today but the journey to get embed codes and shareable links for +Google Maps appears to have changed.

There used to be a gear icon towards the bottom left of the screen where you could grab links and the code but that's now gone. In it's place are 3 horizontal lines to the left of the search box in Google Maps. Click on those and a menu pane slides out and presents different options. As you can see from the screenshare attached the Share or embed codes are now there.

Thanks to +Malcolm Maybury for making me hunt for the new link ☺

Have you seen this yet?

#googlemaps   #localsearch  
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I'm not a Donna Beckett Fangirl - honest

Sharing 2 posts in a day?  Good heavens...

Great tip for Instagram (not that I use it!) popping it here so I can tag +Brianne Kearney and not forget.

h/t +Donna Beckett via the UK Connect Community https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106840654774513136686
 
Adding your website link to Instagram posts

I just came across this top tip via +Rebekah Radice​​​ on Linked In (proving that you really need to cross surf the channels!)

When posting to Instagram (or editing a post) click on 'Add Location' and paste your website link into the location search box. This will create your website as a location beneath your user name on that individual post.

You can add links to different web pages on different Instagram posts: perhaps to a blog or other article page that relates to the Instagram post.

The photos below show a pre-edited post and the end result.

By the way if you would like to connect on Instagram I can be found at @beckettandco and @donnabeckett1

**Edit: the blog that I saw this tip on states that the weblink link as location creates a clickable link to the website. However, after testing this over on Instagram it appears that the website link is not clickable which is a pity. Despite this, it still helps to promote the site.

#Instagram #Tips
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Haha - thanks again +Jan Kearney​ ☺
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Who's watching you on social media?

You are what you share...  How much of your social activities should be used against you?

Food for thought over on the +Beckett & Co Solicitors blog.

#socialmedia   #personalinjury  
 
Who has your social media profile in their sights?

I'm a huge fan of social media but it's use can prove to be a double-edged sword - particularly for Claimants pursuing a personal injury claim.

What do you think? Should social media posts be used in evidence?

#SocialMedia   #CompensationClaims   #Legal  
How solicitors and insurance companies are using social media to investigate personal injury compensation claims.
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Things to do with your Venus Fly Trap

Why you would want to and would it survive...?

Saw this and thought of you +Brianne Kearney 

#venusflytrap   #plants   #funnygif  
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I used to have one on my desk way back when I had a "proper job" +Dave Sutton My daughter has just got one too - they are very cute :)
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What Apps Are Your Kids Downloading?

New app now available for Android to help parents evaluate the apps kids are downloading to their phones.

I think it's a fab idea - pop over to +Blue Dog Scientific blog to read all about it.

Check out the Digital Chaperone App on Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zhs.youthguardian
 
Parents Wanted to Help Evaluate New App.
Parents Needed to Help Evaluate New Online Child Safety App. I recently found myself with a new task through interactions on
LinkedIn which is concerned with online safety and children, especially issues around mobile devices. Due to personal experiences, w...
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The Do's and Don'ts of Blogger Outreach

I love this post over on +David Leonhardt  's blog because I can so relate...

It's one of my pet peeves of blogging.

Not the request to guest post, but the requests to submit posts to my little blog without actually reading anything on it.  Because if you did read you'd see I rarely accept guest posts and when I DO they tend to be from people I have some connection with elsewhere.

It has got to the point where blog outreach mails go straight to spam - and I only have a tiny blog.  I sympathise with proper bloggers who get spammed to death.

So if you are planning a blog outreach campaign, do take some time to read David's post to get insight into the pitfalls to avoid so your request actually gets read.

And if you're a blogger, pop over and have a read even if it's just to nod along and agree :)
Want to get the attention of a blogger? Here are five rules, along with a little insight into my own reactions to the non-stop spam I get from people like you. Almost every day, somebody emails me offering to write a free post for this blog. Sometimes they offer a list of titles.
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Gimme big mac, fries to go

 +Ian Dixon kindly reminded us that it's 41 years since McDonalds opened in the UK.  Being veggie, I have never eaten a maccies burger.

This is the closest I've come to a Big Mac and reminds me of what little I remember of the late 80's!  Not heard this tune in years.

Here's the link to the first McDonalds UK menu Ian shared http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mcdonalds-75th-anniversary-can-you-5696486  Looks just as gross then as it does now!

#pwei   #mcdonalds   #defconone  
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You say tomato...

A few weeks ago, my friend popped round with a bag of home grown tomatoes and we lived on roasted tomato soup and pasta sauces for a week or so.

She offered a couple of tomato plants in pots - well I don't have a single green finger or a garden for that matter. 

Shockingly, I haven't killed the plants yet and they're starting to sprout actual tomatoes too!

Look tomatoes!

Will go well with the basil off the window ledge that somehow is still alive too in a few weeks :)

#greenfingers   #tomatoes   #growyourown  
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+Ian Dixon I don't think there's anything quite as heavenly as freshly picked tomatoes.  My great aunt used to grow them, no chickens to battle first thankfully!

When I managed the composting site years ago, there was a guy on the allotments around the back who used to pop in with fresh veg from time to time - tomatoes were still my favourite.

+Donna Beckett I'm still in shock I have my own home-grown tomatoes!  A bigger arrow may be needed :D
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Is your craft a hobby or a business?

The Knitting Fairy +SHARON JARDINE gets a few things off her chest...

Prepare for a few home truths!

#crafts   #craftbusiness   #homebusiness  
 
Is your Hobby really a Craft Business and therefore no longer should be regarded as just a Hobby - enjoy my blog on it all lol x
When is a hobby no longer a hobby but a Craft Business? Some home truths from the Knitting Fairy.
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You're welcome +SHARON JARDINE :)
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It's National Bring Your Dog To Work Day

I'm very lucky working from home, every day is bring your dog to work day.

Muppet doesn't care that it's Bring Your Dog To Work Day, she's on strike and refusing to even look like she's working.  This is Muppet supervising my daughter blogging on her bed...

Bring Your Dog To Work Day is organised by HOWND raising funds for +All Dogs Matter Discover more at https://bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk or donate £5 by texting ADMS23 to 70070

#BringYourDogToWorkDay 
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It's one of the many upsides of working from home isn't it +MaAnna Stephenson :)
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Child Friendly Business Networking In Widnes

The words "child friendly" and "networking" are not something you would associate with "Jan Kearney" since I don't make a habit of being either...  

However I'm pleased and honoured to step out of my comfort zone to be the new host of Widnes Bizmums.

Bizmums offers child friendly networking in 60 locations around the UK.  You don't need to be a mum or even a woman to pop along.  The first meeting is free to attend.  Pay as you go networking sessions are £6 and Bizmums memberships start at £10 per month.

I'm looking forward to doing my little bit to support local business women (and may be the odd bloke too!)  You don't need to be a mum or even a woman to pop along ☺

Widnes Bizmums Networking is on 18th June at Crazy Club, Earle Road, Widnes WA8 0TA.  10am start.
This months topic is growth and expansion.

Find out more on Facebook (sorry!  will have to work on that haha) https://www.facebook.com/events/992732807417438/

Or on the Bizmums website: http://www.bizmums.biz

#bizmums   #networking   #widnes  
Join local mums in business to share what you do and make some new connections. You are welcome to bring your children along but if they are at school or all grown up you are welcome to come alone too. June's theme is Growth/Expansion so there will be a short talk on Growth/Expansion and the ...
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The Best Google Plus Community

It can seem quite lonely and bare here on G+ without connections.  The secret is in the communities!

There's so many communities to choose from - where do you start?  Well if you're UK based, start right here:

https://plus.google.com/communities/106840654774513136686

A community for any UK based people wanting to connect with other UK people.  

#britpack   #ukconnect   #community  
 
UK Connect: A Vibrant Community!

If you're based in the UK and looking for a place to connect and network with some great UK Plussers, then the UK Connect Community is the place for you! It's vibrant, varied, and very engaged. 

https://plus.google.com/communities/106840654774513136686

Come and say hello!

#GooglePlusCommunity   #UK   #Britpack  
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+Richard A'Court it's one of a very select few I make a point of popping in :)
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  • Halton College of Further Education
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Local business online marketing consultant and coach
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Hi there, lovely to "meet" you.  I help small businesses in the UK get to grips with the web, get found online and boost their online visibility.

My main love is local search and I help business owners grapple with Google on a daily basis.  I work with micro-businesses (1-10 employees) providing local business websites, Google My Business local pages optimisation, social media training and online visibility coaching if you prefer to do it yourself.

You'll often find me over on my Local Business blog or Facebook page or My Local Business Online's G+ page where I post more info and articles to help you get your local business found online.

If the web baffles you and you don't know where to start or even if it's worth the learning curve that comes with it, pop over or simply drop me a note.  I'm always happy to have a no obligation chat to see if we're a good fit to work together.

Warmly,
Jan

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