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Meagan French
Works at Lotus Growth
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#contentmarketing  is not a channel in and of itself, but does support #SEO , referral, PR, email, and social channels.
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Be part of +Rand Fishkin's experiment to see if G+ shares significantly move #SEO  ranking. Results benefit all search nerds.
 
Need Your Help Testing Google+'s Impact on Search

It's been a long time since a test was run to see if Google+ activity could impact search. http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/introducing-the-tardigrade/ <----- Would love your help with this URL

UPDATE: Despite a tremendous amount of G+ activity, the target URL only moved up 3 positions, then fell back down and is currently sitting at #24 (as of 12:55am Pacific).

It's a random page I found while searching after hearing about the #Tardigrade on Cosmos. Currently, the page ranks #26 in Google US non-personalized results.

Help needed:
1) Please don't link to this page from anywhere except Google+
2) Please do click the link from Google+ and take a gander.
3) Please do share the link itself in your own Google+ account, and +1 others' shares of the link. Feel free to use photos, too :-)
4) Please don't share the post link directly on other social networks

Thanks so much!

p.s. I'm aware G folks might see this and take manual action, but I'm hoping that won't be the case.
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I'm growth hacking my job search and this is what's happening http://ow.ly/u4A4l   #growthhacking  
What happens when you apply the principals of inbound marketing to find a new job or client? That's what I'm going to find out.
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New post on how the heavy internet usage changes the way your brain processes information.   #lifehacking  
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Google's Hummingbird update is happening: Here's how to "update proof" your content: http://ow.ly/pgjYa #contentmarketing #seo #search
3 Tips to "update proof" your content marketing the wake of Penguin 2.0 and Hummingbird Google updates.
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My latest piece on how to use your Twitter bio to promote your personal brand. #personalbranding   #smallbusiness  
How to write a twitter bio to reflect your personal brand. Four indispensable tips for marketers, consultants and small business owners.
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Some great advice, especially for +Sarah Drasner who's burning up the conference circuit.
 
Please don't think that you aren't guru enough to speak at conferences! I have attended conferences and hack-a-thons where I have caught mistake after mistake from people who label themselves as gurus in fields i don't feel anywhere near guru-esque.

So, you don't have to label yourself a guru (I certainly don't claim to be a guru of anything, other than making chocolate desserts and self-invented mixed drinks). Just realize that many people speaking at conferences aren't gurus at all. They just feel comfortable enough in a single sub-topic to present on that topic. Realize, if someone knows your topic like the back of their hand, they're not going to attend your session. Instead, they'll attend a session where the material is new.

So, while I truly believe all speakers should be competent in their subject matter (and i have seen many 'great' presentations where the material was well presented but actually wrong .... don't do that please), you don't need to be a guru in all aspects of the subject to speak on it. For example, i speak on HTML5 at HTML5 conferences, even though I feel completely less than competent speaking, coding or teaching the <canvas> API. I just don't teach <canvas>. So, if you are really can't explain closures to save your life, but you are a pro at integrating YQL with geolocation, submit a talk on YQL for location based results.

Please, please, please submit talks in the niches you feel comfortable in. If all women wait until they master every nuance of their primary programming language we likely would have even fewer female presenters. If, in general, men waited for complete mastery too, we likely wouldn't have enough presenters to have conferences.

Also, remember that what we individually know really, really well may seem easy to us. To easy for a conference. Remember, it wasn't always easy. If you think it's too easy to present, that means you know it really, really well and you can likely teach it. Maybe it really isn't that easy. And, if it really is too easy, the conference organizers can always say no. But, they can't say "yes" if you don't apply.
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I'm #growthhacking  my career and this is what's happening 6 weeks out. #freelance  
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I’ve been working on a more systematic way to parse my client’s marketing funnels, so I created this worksheet to help me with the process. I create an excel doc that helps me easily visualize marketing funnels.

Why take the time to do this? Because you can’t growth hack what you can’t see. Once I parse out the marketing funnel into stages and visualize it with this worksheet, it’s much easier to notice where we’re losing potential customers. http://ow.ly/ucaZt 
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How's my writing  visually simplified by +Obvious State Studio  #contentmarketing  
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9 Steps to Achieving #Flow (and #Happiness) in Your Work


Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Have your ever lost yourself in your work, so much so that you lost track of time? Being consumed by a task like that, while it can be rare for most people, is a state of being called Flow. In my experience, it's one of the keys to happiness at ...
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Such a necessary service for app #marketing. Product screenshots on devices sans the expensive photographer. http://buff.ly/13lJNrH
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Growth Hacker
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  • Lotus Growth
    Founder, 2014 - present
    I founded Lotus Growth in 2014 to continue to provide my clients with the best possible service and expand my growth hacking capabilities.
  • Meagan French Marketing
    Lead Consultant, 2012 - present
    Freelance growth hacker, content strategist, & designer.
  • CraftHabit.com
    Creator and Editor, 2012 - present
  • Go Smile
    Web Marketing Analyst, 2010 - 2012
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Founder of Lotus Growth, a consultancy that helps SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.
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    Literature, 2004 - 2007
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