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Brilliant post and thank you.
 
UK Biz Hangouts : Google Essentials (Timestamped)
Hangout Hosts +Nick Rink and +Lee Rickler talk with special guests +Ammon Johns and +martin shervington about some of the "Google Essentials" available for your business. Here are some of the key discussions in this hangout:

What are the top Google tools that you would recommend small to medium sized businesses focus on for their business?

03:50 : Ammon highly recommends businesses use Google Adwords to drive traffic immediately - "a traffic system that isn't dependent upon algorithms"; he also talks about the need for analytics ("definitely"), but not necessarily Google Analytics as it needs to be customized to be useful for most businesses. Meaningful data is the only data that is going to help your business; therefore, he recommends getting an expert onboard to set it up for you if you aren't sure of what you are doing.

08:05 : Martin reminds us that you must ask "What is the strategy for my business?" before he can recommend which tools to use first; however, he highly recommends that most businesses, especially local businesses, should take advantage of a free Google+ Business Page and should be sure to optimise their websites to get conversions.

12:30 : Nick gives a recap up to this point and Ammon also recommends using Google Webmaster Tools for a basic website health check.

15:15 : Martin talks about Google Search on mobile and how it is integrated with Google Local/Google Plus. 

18:04 : Ammon talks about what will happen in Google Search and Google Mobile Search if a site is not mobile-friendly . He talks about responsive design and how it can be a "one size fits all" that doesn't always take the users' "motive" into account.

20:25 : Martin answers the question "Should a small business be creating content?" Short answer: "Content needs a community built around it in order to amplify it in search." 

23:32 : Nick reminds us that with all these tools available, if they are not strategically important, don't worry about them.

23:45 : Martin gives an example of how he creates multiple pieces of content around a specific search term and as part of an overall strategy.

26:10 : Ammon reminds us that we have gotten so used to free resources that we have forgotten that sometimes we need to spend money and invest in our businesses. 

26:53 : Nick talks about the potential for rolling Google+ Hangouts out to a wider audience and asks Ammon how businesses can take advantage of them.

29:55 : Lee makes a bold prediction about Google+ Hangouts!

#Adwords #Adsense #Search #RWD #GoogleSearch #GooglePlus #GoogleLocal #WebmasterTools  
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Just added it to my Playlist, Thank YOU :)
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More than happy that +Donna Beckett has let us post this here as it's going to be a stonker!

Make sure you tune in (and bring coffee for Martin!).
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It's the one we've all been waiting for.
The essential mix of +martin shervington and +Ammon Johns can only mean an impressive Hangout.

Be there or be somewhere else.
 
In our first show of 2015 we're tackling a biggie ... Google! Yep, nothing like starting the year as we mean to go on. For this Google Essentials show we'll take a look at Google and all the marketing tools they make available to small businesses, from Google+ to Drive and Gmail.

Sure, it's a pretty chunky topic but we think we've got a couple of chaps who can help us cut through the clutter and get to the good stuff.

The Guests
+Ammon Johns has been commercially involved with the web since back in 1995 and is enormously well respected in internet marketing and SEO circles. He's involved in a number of weekly HOA's and continues to consult with and help all types and sizes of business.
☞ Here's Ammon's website - http://goo.gl/NnLhzD

+martin shervington is a speaker, consultant and marketing psychologist. For the past couple of years he's practically lived on Google+ and continues to offer stacks of free advice and content to help people and their businesses across the globe.
☞ Here's Martin's blog - http://goo.gl/TaaP4

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+Lee Rickler WordPress and web developer, serial HOA'er
+Nick Rink Local marketing chap, BritPack, PYB Pathfinder

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North London - It's not all council blocks and yuppy flats.
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We're too poor to afford cars/ too middle class so only use the car club = delete as appropriate :)
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DEFINITELY NSFW:

Minecraft meets GTA?
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The VR playing field is hotting up.

Any thoughts on this tie-up +James Dearsley ?
 
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HTC is to release its own VR headset - HTC Re Vive - as part of a tie-up with Valve, the PC video games publisher. The HTC Vive will be paired with bluetooth controllers and tracking tech and allow w
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We used to come here a lot - Pizza and beer for £6.
Used to be a bit difficult getting a table on Saturday night but OK if you waited for a few mins.

1st time back in about 6 months and prices have more than doubled and the place is empty.

Shame as it is a lovely place and the staff are always pleasant.
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Tweet your questions for the chat with the hashtag #FutureCrimesConvo, and start reading Future Crimes now: www.futurecrimes.com

In FUTURE CRIMES, one of the world’s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman, takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined. 

Marc Goodman will be in conversation with Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media. Since 1978, Tim O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, honing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. His company is publisher of the iconic "animal books" for software developers, creator of the first commercial website (GNN), organizer of the summit meeting that gave the open source software movement its name, and he was a key figure in the "Web 2.0" renaissance after the dot com bust, focusing the industry on the role of data rather than software in driving competitive advantage in the next generation of applications.
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Firefox Hello.

Video conversations in the browser, with no sign-ups etc, just click and send the link.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/35.0.1/hello/start/?utm_source=firefox-browser&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_campaign=getting-started

Think 'Alpha' Google Hangouts.
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Director - Point and Stare/ Head tech - AmazeWall.
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WordPress development, business consultancy and not taking myself too seriously.
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    Running the show, project management, WordPress development and fetching the biscuits.
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    Organising kit that enables events, retail outlets and gyms to successfully utilise social media tools to their max.
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WordPress and web developer, Director of Point and Stare / Head Tech for social start-up AmazeWall.
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About 15 years ago I was pumping out hand made flyers and tickets for local band nights and raves when I got a phone call from a friend. He asked me if I knew anything about the internet: "you must know about it because you have an email address".
And so my online career commenced.

First port of call was with Microsoft, (designing and building a new Games website), I then swanned over to Apple (converting the US site to English for the UK market), Canon and various other top notch global companies. Remember, this was a long time ago (in internet years) when only the biggest companies could afford anything resembling a professional website.

Fast forward and I found myself at a subsidiary of +Canon UK based in the heart of what is now known as Tech City .
It was a grand job, with brilliantly inspirational people but, eventually, had to come to an end. That's when I set up the online production agency Point and Stare, around 6 years ago, and I'm still loving it.

Coding for WordPress, Google+, social media, client liaison, contract negotiating, IFTTT,  ... yep, that's essentially, my day with Point and Stare and AmazeWall.

At night you can usually find me huddled over a Google Hangout, annoying people on the 4Networking forum, writing WordPress plugins or generally planning my next move which currently includes putting the final touches to the Hangout Staff project.

I'll do World domination ... right after I finish writing this piece of code.
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