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Skype to give HOAs a run for the money
See # 6 in this roundup from +MarketingProfs Microsoft is trying to leverage Skype as a live broadcast platform, but only if you're an Office365 user.
 
Facebook revenue share, buyable pins, Slideshare best practices and much more.
Catch up on the top stories before starting a new week with the #SocialSkim!

Read all the stories here: http://buff.ly/1JAEJ91

Other top stories:
Just how much engagement did Facebook's #lovewins filter generate?
Skype opens your meetings up to the world
Ways to up your Instagram game and get more likes

All that and much more!

#marketingnews #socialmedia #marketing
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Social media and SEO
This just made it to my HOAs to watch list.
Thanks to +ReachConnectUpliftWomen for the blast info vids!
 
Don't believe the lies!

Your social posts are not being indexed; at least for most of you.

I recorded this 12 minute interview with +Ammon Johns this week because he had written a post about how Social is ineffective in Search. I think it's important for the truth and facts to come out so that newbies on social and small business owners are not swayed by the Guru's and Experts b.s.

Of course, it would be AWESOME if everytime we made a post in social it showed up in search, but let's look at reality.

What do you think about the facts that +Ammon Johns is giving here in this video? Will it change the way you think or operate?
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Is your site doing all it can for your business?
Delighted to join this stellar panel for an HOA about making your site WORK FOR YOU!
 
“My website really does not help my business or organization very much..”.

Is that true for your business?  

If so, why is that, and does it have to be that way?

There is no way to know the answers for a specific business or organization but experience suggests that it is probably less true than a business owner realizes, and more often than not they have not even begun to leverage the power of their website and their web presence for their business.  

Though our focus in this series is largely on your website as a business asset, we now will explore how the web hub of your website is part of a broader web presence that interconnects and enhances your ability to be: findable, discoverable and topical by becoming an integrated part of your business.  This integration then makes your web based business asset all the more valuable.

A key problem businesses face is that in the last 5 plus years the dominance of the “business web” has quietly snuck up, especially via mobile, and most micro/small business owners have not connected those dots yet with their business.  

When there is rapid change, there are carpet baggers that quickly take the buzzword of the day and sell it as a quick fix or miracle path to riches. But so often it fails, not because it is bad or wrong, but because it lacks context and is not really connected to how that business should be working and thinking.  Unfortunately what was needed was not a specific “trick” but a change of orientation that guides a larger strategy.

So, it is time to smell the coffee of an orientation change and from that, opportunity.  Because in this change of focus there are many opportunities for those business owners that seriously work on making their businesses... 

...Web Centric

Exploring web centric ideas for business is the purpose of this show. We have brought together a panel of professionals that deal with addressing and solving these very problems and issues for their clients.  Through our discussion we hope to come up with both the needed new orientation and actionable ideas that you can begin to address with your business. 

You need both to succeed!

Join +Marilyn Moore ,+Gina Fiedel , +John Moore , and our panel of web professionals and let us help you connect your business to the WORLD WIDE WEB…

About Our Guest Host

+Gina Fiedel  is the founder and owner of web development company, Fat Eyes Web Development with her husband, Doug Anderson. Her company is based in Santa Barbara and combines strategic and sophisticated web solutions to create websites that offer better, more authentic and effective communication, sales and marketing tools for their clients.

About Our Panel

+Stephan Hovnanian  is the owner of Shovi Websites, a digital marketing firm whose strategies make businesses more connected to their customers in today's attention economy. Stephan's practical, business-focused mindset means his clients build a web footprint that attracts and retains customers, without resorting to "tips and tricks" that will become obsolete in a few months' time. He wrote the Google+ Pro Tips ebook series, contributed a chapter about Google+ to the book Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars, and has produced or participated in over 100 live webcasts using Google Hangouts on Air.

+David Kutcher is the co-owner of Confluent Forms LLC, a boutique firm providing web design, web development, branding, graphic design and custom software development services. David believes that a website should never stop innovating; it can continually be improved upon, better accomplishing business goals. He believes that a strong content strategy, coupled with great design, intuitive information architecture, and a well-developed and managed web presence can be empowering tools to the success of a business or non-profit.

+MaAnna Stephenson , is the owner of BlogAid.net, where non-geeks get total site success consultation and training. WordPress, SEO, content, conversion, security, performance, membership sites, and more. MaAnna helps small businesses and solopreneurs be successful and profitable through comprehensive site consultation and training including WordPress, SEO, conversion, performance, and security.

How to join us for the show

For those that live in the San Diego North County area, the live event is hosted at the +Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. You can register for the event at our Meetup.com event page.

http://www.meetup.com/WebTechBusiness/events/223214673/

For all others, click YES or MAYBE to get this event on your calendar and queue.

A special thanks to +Oceanside Chamber of Commerce   for hosting the venue for the live audience and broadcast,  and  to +Richard Peat-Hanna   for his technical assistance.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Gina Fiedel. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Non désolé moi j'ai toujours mon vieux Cellulaire Samsung E 2222 GTE 222 qui ne me permet pas d’être connecter à internet
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I'm about to record the Tips Tuesday podcast. Y'all don't let anything else big happen tonight, you hear? ;-)
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Thrilled silly to be highlighted as a teaching example in this fine post from +Ana Hoffman on influencer marketing.
 
Influencer marketing example #2: Pay attention, then display expertise

In March, Google’s +John Mueller stated that load times over 2 seconds cause Google to limit how much of your site they crawl.

As usual, I immediately reported the news in a Google Plus post.

By the third comment, John Mueller had already chimed in. He pointed to the difference between “page load time” and “server response time,” and then asked if anybody would be willing to write up a post that discusses it.

Look at how quickly +MaAnna Stephenson from BlogAid jumped on the ball…

Not only did she offer to take John up on that challenge within minutes of it being offered, but she had the entire post written and published within the hour.

You think that made an impression on John Mueller?

More practical influencer marketing examples at Traffic Generation Café: http://tgcafe.it/be-memorable-2

Or pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/263953228137295975/

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You absolutely blew it out of the park on that one, +MaAnna Stephenson. It was a pleasure to watch!
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To 404 or 410
From the horse's mouth.
 
I have a large site and removed lots of irrelevant pages for good. Should I return 404 or 410? What's better for my "crawl budget"? (more from the depths of my inbox)

The 410 ("Gone") HTTP result code is a clearer sign that these pages are gone for good, and generally Google will drop those pages from the index a tiny bit faster. However, 404 vs 410 doesn't affect the recrawl rate: we'll still occasionally check to see if these pages are still gone, espectially when we spot a new link to them.  

In practice, I doubt you'll see a noticable difference at all between 404 and 410, so while it's great to use 410 in situations where you're sure, with regards to Google search, it's not worth spending too much time on that decision or on its implementation. 
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+John Mueller that's priceless! 
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Tonight I am grateful for freedom - and that the sounds of celebrating it don't bother my new dog. :-)
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Woohoo, my first little SlideShare!
On 8 tips for better site security. Looks like a PPT, and I'll get better at styling them. But so nice to have one done. Learned a lot. Looking forward to embedding quick vid tuts next. That will likely be my main gig there.

Big thank you to +Denise Wakeman for telling me we can embed vids. That's what lit me on fire to get busy on SlideShare!!


#MaAnnaMinute #security #wordpress  
With hack attacks on the rise, a secure site is a top priority these days. But it doesn't have to be hard or cost a lot. Here are 8 tips for a more secure site. Many of them you can do this minute.
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Thank you +Anne Katzeff. Can hardly wait to start adding videos.
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Work on a laptop? A little key can make it more secure.

h/t +David Kutcher who just got one and highly recommending it
 
Innovative security tools only work when people use them. Google Apps for Work customers now get Security Keys at half cost: http://goo.gl/f5lSpF
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Tips Tuesday – SlideShare Success, Influencer Marketing, Know Your Worth
10 minutes of power packed site success tips
Read or listen: http://bit.ly/tt150630

Tips include:
- super SlideShares
- controlling mission creep
- know your worth and stand by it
- why not to design your own site
- the not so new Facebook authorship tags
- to 404 or 410 a post, advice straight from Google
- what’s up with Google making clicks on mobile harder
- how to check your mobile click friendliness factor
- influencer marketing tips that work
- multiple site management tool reviews
- crafting an effective call to action
- and WishList Member now integrating with bbPress

Thanks to +Denise Wakeman, +Ana Hoffman, +Rob Cubbon, +Mark Timberlake, +Yoast, +John Mueller, +Barry Schwartz for all their inspiration and tips this week!

#blogaidtipstuesday #tipstuesday #wordpresstips #seotips #siteseucrity #cybersecurity #contentmarketing #conversionoptimization
Tips include: - super SlideShares - controlling mission creep - know your worth and stand by it - why not to design your own site - the not so new Facebook authorship tags - to 404 or 410 a post, advice straight from Google - what’s up with Google making clicks on mobile harder - how to check your mobile click friendliness factor - influencer marketing tips that work - multiple site management tool reviews - crafting an effective call to action ...
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It's nice +MaAnna Stephenson but I feel lazy sometimes! :)
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Site security chat
Looking forward to presenting to +Denise Wakeman's 30 Day Challenge group in just a bit on site security. And happy to have the group's feedback on the slides. Hopefully this will become my first SlideShare presentation too. :-)
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Thanks so much +Terry Green
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Getting schooled on Periscope and SlideShare
Watching +Ana Hoffman's amazing tutorial on Periscope for Android and getting ideas for how to make a super SlideShare while I'm at it. Nothing like seeing how it's done right as a way to learn how to do it for myself. Take a look
 http://www.slideshare.net/MeetAna/periscope-on-android-tutorial
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I'll be uploading a modest one soon +Ana Hoffman. Plan to do more with videos, like +Denise Wakeman does. Will be a while before I catch up to your awesomeness with it, though, if ever. You have a real flare for it. But, I'm doing what you challenged me back in December to do - repurpose my content.
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Owner of BlogAid.net Where non-geeks get total site success consultation and training. WordPress, SEO, content, conversion, security, performance, membership sites, and more.
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I'm a geek who can still speak in plain English. I help small businesses and solopreneurs be successful and profitable through comprehensive site consultation and training including WordPress, SEO, conversion, performance, and security.

Visit BlogAid.net to learn more about me and how I can help you become a confident, successful site owner.

I also love trees and working with wood. You can see my unique carvings at Heartwood Art.
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Multi-instrumentalist and composer with music airing in 14 countries, first book was featured in Publishers Weekly, nationally recognized woodcarver featured in several magazines.
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