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Kelly Duffort
Works at KD Web Strategies
Attended Wake Forest University
Lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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Glad I stumbled across an article that explains WhatsApp.
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Thanks for sharing this +Kelly Duffort
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See...and this is one of the reasons I can't make the Google+ leap, they don't give without asking for something in return. Yes, I want my custom URL, but do I really and truly have to give you my cell phone number to get it? Argh!
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+Karen Marsh   There is an initial investment of time. Hints: Join some communities of personal interest and business interest. Watch the active people and jump in at some point. Find people you think have their act together and study their profiles. Alternatively, find the Google+ power users and study them. Google+ is really different than other platforms, but I think in a better way. I've met some really cool people both in and out of my industry.
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I really enjoyed "Power of Habit." Since reading it, I've replaced my old habit of staying up on the later side with a new habit of going to bed early so I can get up at 5am 3-4 days per week to exercise.
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+Kelly Duffort Sounds like I need to read this book too.
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Here's my checklist of "shareable content" qualities.
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Has anyone attending the Internet Summit in Raleigh, NC next week started an #isum12 circle?
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Sharing this with you (and bookmarking it for myself to read over my lunch break)...
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Studying algorithms in the 1st grade and Boolean logic by age of 16? Wow. Concerns about the need for ethics courses to go along with these coding study paths are interesting.
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Here I am again, at Internet Summit, listening to the message of "You better be on Google+," which makes sense, but me oh my, I can't seem to make the leap and stick with it for any period of time. #isum13
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New Google+ For Business website
Today, we've launched a new version of our Google+ for Business website (www.google.com/+/business/). The new site helps you find more information about Google+'s full suite of benefits for your business. Click around and check it out! Don't miss these highlights:

1. Our new resources section. Download our new getting started best practice guide or Google+ icons. Scroll down and take a look at case studies from brands using Google+ well (http://goo.gl/cdOPN).

2. Learn about social extensions for AdWords. Did you know ads with Google+ annotations have a five to ten percent CTR uplift? LEarn how to connect your AdWords account to your Google+ profile (http://goo.gl/7zUps).

3. Learn how to qualify for your page to show up on the right hand side of Google Search. Create a page, publish regular posts, and connect your page to your site (http://goo.gl/3NMdN).
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At last year's Internet Summit, many of the speakers said, "You gotta be on Google+. You just gotta." I'm trying. But where is everyone else? #isum12.
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People at #isum12 since it's typically a large group of people on tech's
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Definite advantage for Google over Bing in social search approaches, assuming users dig having social search results served up to them automatically.
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Per +HubSpot , SEO and social media strategies should be intertwined as we prepare for the inevitable social search age. I'd argue to give content strategy a mention, but they cover this point further down in the post when they write, "Above all else, create good, useful content."

Section on encouraging your social media influencers gave me food for thought.

And, I agree with "Don't rule out Bing." Bing and Google are taking two very different approaches to social search (Bing allowing you to reference social search results (or not), Google serving them up automatically.) I think it will be fascinating and perhaps surprising to see how general web users (i.e., people who don't spend all of their waking time on the web) react to the different approaches.
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Web strategy, content strategy, website production
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  • KD Web Strategies
    Principal, 2009 - present
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Fascinated by the convergence of social media and SEO, I'm currently very interested in "social search" and the concept that the #1 goal for all content marketers now is to create content that is shareable.
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  • Wake Forest University
    Communications, 1990 - 1994
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