What can you expect me to talk and engage about? Social Media Consulting + Social Media Marketing + Content Marketing + Inbound Marketing + Internet Marketing + Google+ Business Pages + Paid Search Advertising and anything to do with connecting on the web!
My mission is to help you get seen and heard, to get your message out and bring in people who want and need what you have to offer. My special know-how is in the intersection of social and search.
I'm the Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, one of the leading online marketing agencies in the United States.
On Google+ you'll see me posting and sharing mostly about social media (Google+ tips in particular), and how we can more effectively use it to collaborate and transform our world.
My Google+ Creds:
- Active user every day since Google+ Day 3
- In the Top 3000 of 500 million G+ Users by an engagement-based metric
- In the Top 500 of US G+ users according to CircleCount.com
- Well-known for my Google+ tips here and on my blog
- Regular columnist about Google+ for Maximize Social Businesshttp://maximizesocialbusiness.com/author/mark-traphagen/ (owned by Fortune Mag Top 50 in Social Media guy Neal Schaffer)
- Speaker on Google+ for business and Google Authorship at major conferences across the US.
- Regular panelist for Google+ webinars subscribed to by Fortune 500 companies and major universities
Here's a timeline of my Most Popular Google+ Posts Ever (good place to hunt down my Google+ Tips!).
Read and subscribe to my Flipboard Magazines. I daily curate there the best online marketing related news, tips, and articles I run across all over the web:
Available to speak at your conference on Google+ for business. See what recent attendees at one of my presentations had to say. Contact me through this profile or the email address below.
Google+ Communities I Moderate
Want to get the most out of Google+? I've discovered Google+ to be extremely powerful for getting your message spread far if you know how to use it right. Here are my free Google+ Guides that will help you use brand pages effectively, implement and use Google Authorship and Author Rank, and grow a powerful Google+ network.
New to Google+? Forget the "official" recommended users list. Lots of celebs who either never post or let their publicists do it. If you want to find real people who know their stuff and really engage on Google+, start with this awesome list of shared circles in dozens of topics. Shared Circles are groups of users you can add to your own circles with one click. Also check out this community-nominated list of most-valued plussers. And here's a great guide to the awesome features of Google+.
Married for over 30 years to Karyn Louise Murphy Traphagen. Two grown-and-married daughters; six grandchildren. #nerdfighter #DFTBA!
Here's my Vizify interactive social media bio.
I've competed in The Monti storytelling event (winning a StorySlam and runner-up in a GrandSlam), and joined a New Orleans-style second line band called the Bulltown Strutters.
About my cover photo: That's me some 30 years ago pointing out the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains to my two daughters. I'm still trying to point myself and others toward the high peaks today.
All posts and opinons expressed by me on Google+ are entirely my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or any other organization with which I might be connected.
Writing for Windmill Networking Blog, Secret Life of Emily Dickinson and Virante Orange Juice. I tweet at @marktraphagen
Finally, let me leave you with a benediction, courtesy of my friend Eli Fennell:
In nomine Google, et Long Tail, et spiritus AuthorRank.