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What we stand for
 
Our eight company "we" statements. #valueswelive

From Instagram- follow us at @stonetempleconsulting
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Thanks +Bruce Clay, Inc. - we know you guys succeed because people know the value their getting right up front!
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+Ronnie Bincer is on Blab LIVE NOW!
 
Building Trust & Marketing with Live Video
Join in on the discussion on Blab... The topic of Building TRUST as part of your video marketing efforts will be the main focus. Why does using LIVE VIDEO make a difference when it comes to Trust and Relationships?

Visit the link below and 'subscribe' to this show.
https://blab.im/ronnie-bincer-building-trust-marketing-with-live-video

We Go Live @ 9pm ET/6pm PT tonight; 9/3/15

This will be my first time Hosting a live Blab session. I've been a video guest on a few others, but never hosted... till now!

I plan on bringing in a lot of the viewers if you want to show up in the video, so be ready! (you get to request to be on video, I don't just force you ;-)
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SEMRush Introduces NEW Social Media Analysis Tool

I haven't had time to play with this yet, but you can bet I will! The folks at +SEMrush build good stuff.

They say the tool will allow you to:

* Keep track of your social media campaigns
* Research your competitors
* Visualize data
Track social audience, activity and user engagement with the new SEMrush Social Media tool!
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This amazing post on the value of #RightTime  marketing by +David Kutcher now includes an embed of the 30 minute Blab chat we did on the topic!
Moments in time guide our web experience - how a website connects with us in that moment will define its success in converting potential customers into actual customers.
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Great article. Great chat. Great men. ;o)
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LIVE NOW!
 
The Video Marketing edition.  With the arrival of Blab everyone is going...er well Blab crazy!. But what about the other newbie, Periscope and of course Hangouts On Air...and more importantly what about your fans and followers.

Special Guests
+Chef Dennis Littley  : Chef / Food Blogger / YouTube Host & Producer

+martin shervington  : Speaker, Consultant, Author, Professional Coach, Marketing Psychologist. 

+Ronnie Bincer : The Hangout Helper: Coach & Trainer for Hangouts of all types, Google+ tactics & strategy

+Mark Traphagen : Social Media Marketing | Content Marketing | Personal Brand Authority

+Phil Aston  Digital Marketing for Tourism, Online Broadcasting and Media Producer

+Sue Aston  Composer, Violinist, Writer and Artist
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Genius Loci. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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The Hands Across The Ocean Show Episode 8
Yesterday, September 3, 12:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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I was lucky enough to be on an impromptu Blab with Blab's Shaan Puri where he unveiled several exciting new features to be rolled out (they hope!) later this week.

Get the details in my post linked below. #blab  
 
Blab Announces Major New Features

In a live Blab chat this evening, Blab's Shaan Puri announced several new features that will enhance the #Blab  experience for both show creators and viewers.

Full details and screen shots in my post at LinkedIn: http://stonet.co/BlabUpdate1015
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Our family on the summit of Mt. Algonquin in the Adirondacks, July 1990

On our way to completing our quest to be Adirondack 46rs, those who have climbed all 46 Adirondack peaks over 4000 feet. We finished together over eight summers. 

I'm the 3218th person to have done it.

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Google news: Google launches Street View on Google Maps as a standalone app

Google has spun its Street View function of Google Maps app into a standalone app for Android and iOS. (http://tgcafe.it/1LXLmU3)

The new app has two functions:

1. Explore

In one gallery, you can explore Street View collections and content from Google Maps alongside photo spheres contributed from people around the globe.

So whether you want to track the Loch Ness monster in Scotland, scale the famed rock wall El Capitan in Yosemite, or hike Mt. Fuji, the Street View app has you covered.

2. Contribute

Now you can publish photo spheres of your favorite places from around the world (or around the block!) to Google Maps instantly.

How it works: the app will guide you through the relatively simple process of following an orange ball. Users simply access their smartphone cameras (or third party “spherical cameras”) and center the orange ball on the screen within a circle. The app indicates how many more pictures must be taken and where to take them until a 360 “street view” (or interior view) photo sphere is created.

Looks like fun!

Starting today, the Street View app will replace the Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhones and the Street View from Google Maps app on Android phones. It is available for download on iTunes and Google Play.

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More marketing news: http://tgcafe.it/your-marketing-news
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+Ronnie Bincer will be hosting a Blab session on the topic of Building Trust & Marketing with Live Video this evening 9/3/15 at 9pm ET... here's the link if you'd like to join in or watch: https://blab.im/ronnie-bincer-building-trust-marketing-with-live-video
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+Ronnie Bincer unless of course, we're all on the night shift! Subscribed anyway.
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+Eric Enge is on the expert panel for a Twitter chat 2pm EDT TODAY sponsored by +BrightEdge 

Join us at the #ContentBattleground  hashtag on Twitter!
As Share15 approaches, we’re doubling down on our efforts to spread the word on content performance marketing. With content in mind, we’re excited to
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Good gods I hope so +Ronnie Bincer. I hate Twitter chats. Like a room full of people all talking at once in sound bites. I'm looking for the first major Twitter chat to make the leap.
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I'm the guest of +Chef Dennis Littley on this live Blab show starting at the top of this hour! 

If you haven't yet checked out Blab, this is an excellent opportunity to give it a spin, and find out why some of us diehard Google+ fans have left Hangouts for Blab!
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23 Foot Tide Change at Tutka Bay Alaska (Timelapse)

My wife +Karyn Traphagen shot this amazing timelapse of the huge change from low to high tide at Tutka Bay Lodge on the Kenai peninsula of Alaska, where she is working as a guide this summer.
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+Mark Traphagen
 here we measure in meters, so 50 foot is just over 16  meters, or a bit shy of 17  meters.   quite a scary difference, and the water must be really rushing at great speed in the narrow sections where the water ways meet the ocean....
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Sr. Director of Online Marketing: Social Media Marketing - Google+ Marketing - Content Marketing - SEO - Organic Link Building
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SEO, social media marketing, link building, content marketing, writing, content production, blogging, speaking
Employment
  • Stone Temple Consulting
    Senior Director of Online Marketing, 2014 - present
    Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of the online branding, promotion, and reputation of Stone Temple Consulting, as well as specialized consulting with selected Stone Temple clients.
  • Virante Inc.
    Director of Digital Outreach, 2011 - 2013
  • Virante Inc.
    Internet Marketing Analyst, 2009 - 2011
  • Westminster Bookstore
    Manager of Online Marketing
  • The Covenant School (Charlottesville VA)
    Assistant Administrator of Lower School
  • Abbot Laboratories
    IV Products Sales Representative
  • Uarco Business Forms
    Account Manager
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Youngstown OH - Columbus OH - Dayton OH - Muskego Lake WI - Menomonee Falls WI - Indianapolis IN - San Antonio TX - Cedar Grove NJ - Ramsey NJ - Cortland NY - Lynchburg VA - Hoolehua HI - Charlottesville VA - Glenside PA - Wyncote PA
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Introduction

As Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, I'm responsible for raising the awareness of STC's renowned services for our many Fortune 500 level clients. 

What can you expect me to talk and engage about? Social Media Consulting + Social Media Marketing + Content Marketing + Inbound MarketingInternet 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 and how we can more effectively use it to collaborate and transform our world.

My Creds: 

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! Also for press, podcast, and webinar interviews. Contact me through this profile or the email address below.

Personal Stuff

Married for over 30+ years to Karyn Louise Murphy Traphagen. Two grown-and-married daughters; six grandchildren. #nerdfighter #DFTBA!

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.

Cover photo courtesy of Dustin W. Stout & Weal Media. Profile image by Jennifer Rich.

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.

Elsewhere

My home blog is at Stone Temple Consulting. I write the Social Media Marketing column for Marketing Land, I also contribute to Moz, Search Engine Land, Maximize Social Business, Social Media Today and many other top digital marketing sites.

I have spoken at numerous industry conferences, including MozCon, Pubcon, SMX (Advanced, East, West & Social Media), and SearchExchange.

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.

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Old enough to have an Early Adopter Badge from Foursquare for Planet Earth | The Monti StorySlam Winner & GrandSlam Runner Up
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Education
  • Westminster Theological Seminary
    M.A.R. in Biblical Studies, 2004 - 2009
  • Liberty University
    B.A. Interdisciplinary.
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Absolutely amazing. Some of the best French food I've had anywhere. The owner is a delight.
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If you want to experience all the charm, elegance, and nostalgia of 19th century Lancaster PA first-hand, you'll do no better than a stay at Ascot House. My wife and I stayed two nights here while attending a wedding in a nearby town. We first fell in love with the town itself. Market Street, it's main street, is like a museum of 19th century architecture. You'll see it all there, from log cabins to Federal style, Duch Colonial, etc. But staying at Ascot House makes the experience even better. Owner Wendy has done an incredible job to restore this c. 1812 townhouse while subtly including modern conveniences that made our stay enjoyable. We arrived in the afternoon and after settling in enjoyed a fabulous wine and cheese snack on the veranda overlooking the spectacular back garden that Wendy created as her first project after buying the house. Part of a good B&B experience is an interesting and gracious host, and Wendy excels in those categories. She retains most of her delightful English accent though she's lived in the US almost 30 years. And she brings a touch of British polish and charm to the Americana of Ascot House, including to her delicious breakfasts that always have a Brit touch to them. We highly recommend Ascot House, and would definitely stay there again when staying in the area.
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The Sichuan is authentic and delicious. Be adventurous!
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I have found the dentist I've been looking for all my adult life. Not only was the entire staff friendly and highly professional, they and Dr. Gadol did everything possible to make me relaxed and for my procedures to be as pain-free and comfortable as possible. I particularly appreciate that Dr. Gadol explains everything she is doing and why. I would recommend this service to anyone I know.
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I just found my new regular dry cleaner. At 11:30 am today I found out I needed to leave early tomorrow for an event that would require my suit, which needed cleaning. I called Regency, knowing that I was way past their deadline of 10 am for same-day service. The woman who answered the phone couldn't have been nicer. She repeated their policy, but understood my plight, and found a way for them to get my suit into their schedule. With service like that, you know I will be back!
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We asked our relatives to recommend one of the best restaurants in Ithaca and they sent us to Mahogany. They called it right. We were so impressed with everything from the appetizers to the entrees to the cocktails. This is a place to be savored, so it upsets me that people took away a star because the service wasn't "fast." Try McDonalds.
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