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How to Discover Analytics With the Google+ Dashboard

By Liz Jostes

Do you know how your Google+ business page is performing?

Are you using Google+ My Business analytics?

The Google+ Dashboard has greatly improved the analytics it offers for its platform.

In this article you’ll discover the Google+ Dashboard and the analytics included in each option. -Kim

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The Google+ Dashboard has greatly improved the analytics it offers. Discover the Google+ page dashboard and the analytics included in each option.
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If you love social media as much as I do, consider signing up for the social media society!
The Social Media Marketing Society (from Social Media Examiner) is a place where marketers can discover the latest social media marketing techniques.
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GREAT INFO: "With a few simple tweaks, you can optimize images for greater visibility on social media and in search engine results."
Do you create your own images for social media? In this article you'll find three tips to optimize your social media images for better online performance.
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Ads with #red backgrounds saw conversion rates that were 31% higher. Also of note: "Ads in which the logo was placed in the lower left corner saw conversion rates 81% higher than logos placed anywhere else in the ad." Full article here: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/245545/seeing-red-ads-with-red-backgrounds-drive-more-co.html  Thanks +MEDIAPOST 
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Please consider a contribution to help my friend +Marie Walker Riddle kick #Cancer to the curb. Marie is a young Mom of two. Sister, Daughter, Best Friend and Wife. Marie is battling an extremely rare form of stage 4 Breast Cancer. The funds raised here will go towards additional Medical Expenses she will face battling forward. Failure is not an option for Marie. She is determined to raise her children. Any amount helps. Thank you so much. 
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Crazy-weird +Mad Men episode last night. Did you watch it? If you were as confused as I was - here is an l'eggscellent (wink) recap by +Advertising Age   #Leggs  #MadMen 
The final episodes of "Mad Men" take us to April 1970, though you might only be able to tell if you know a scary lot about L'eggs.
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Beautifully stated, and oh-so important is the message of work-life balance. "But then she asked the killer question: So when is it going to be time? Our time? My time? The questions just hung there in the cold morning African air."
 
After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family.  Yeah, I know you've heard that line before.  We give a lot to our jobs.  I certainly did.  And while I am not looking for sympathy, I want to share my thought process because so many people struggle to strike the right balance between work and personal life.

This story starts last fall. A very early morning last September, after a whole night of climbing, looking at the sunrise on top of Africa - Mt Kilimanjaro. Tamar (my wife) and I were not only enjoying the summit, but on such a clear day, we could see in the distance, the vast plain of the Serengeti at our feet, and with it the calling of all the potential adventures Africa has to offer. (see exhibit #1 - Tamar and I on Kili).

And Tamar out of the blue said "Hey, why don't we just keep on going". Let's explore Africa, and then turn east to make our way to India, it's just next door, and we're here already. Then, we keep going; the Himalayas, Everest, go to Bali, the Great Barrier Reef... Antarctica, let's go see Antarctica!?" Little did she know, she was tempting fate.

I remember telling Tamar a typical prudent CFO type response- I would love to keep going, but we have to go back. It's not time yet, There is still so much to do at Google, with my career, so many people counting on me/us - Boards, Non Profits, etc

But then she asked the killer question: So when is it going to be time? Our time? My time? The questions just hung there in the cold morning African air. 

A few weeks later, I was happy back at work, but could not shake away THE question: When is it time for us to just keep going? And so began a reflection on my/our life. Through numerous hours of cycling last fall (my introvert happy place) I concluded on a few simple and self-evident truths:

First, The kids are gone.  Two are in college, one graduated and in a start-up in Africa. Beautiful young adults we are very proud of. Tamar honestly deserves most of the credit here. She has done a marvelous job. Simply marvelous. But the reality is that for Tamar and I, there will be no more Cheerios encrusted minivan, night watch because of ear infections, ice hockey rinks at 6:00am. Nobody is waiting for us/needing us. 

Second, I am completing this summer 25-30 years of nearly non-stop work (depending on how you wish to cut the data). And being member of FWIO, the noble Fraternity of Worldwide Insecure Over-achievers, it has been a whirlwind of truly amazing experiences. But as I count it now, it has also been a frenetic pace for about 1500 weeks now. Always on - even when I was not supposed to be. Especially when I was not supposed to be. And am guilty as charged - I love my job (still do), my colleagues, my friends, the opportunities to lead and change the world.

Third, this summer, Tamar and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. When our kids are asked by their friends about the success of the longevity of our marriage, they simply joke that Tamar and I have spent so little time together that "it's really too early to tell" if our marriage will in fact succeed. 
If they could only know how many great memories we already have together. How many will you say? How long do you have? But one thing is for sure, I want more. And she deserves more. Lots more.

Allow me to spare you the rest of the truths. But the short answer is simply that I could not find a good argument to tell Tamar we should wait any longer for us to grab our backpacks and hit the road - celebrate our last 25 years together by turning the page and enjoy a perfectly fine mid life crisis full of bliss and beauty, and leave the door open to serendipity for our next leadership opportunities, once our long list of travels and adventures is exhausted.

Working at Google is a privilege, nothing less. I have worked with the best of the best, and know that I am leaving Google in great hands. I have made so many friends at Google it's not funny. Larry, Sergey, Eric, thank you for friendship. I am forever grateful for letting me be me, for your trust, your warmth, your support, and for so much laughter through good and not so good times.

To be clear, I am still here. I wish to transition over the coming months but only after we have found a new Googley CFO and help him/her through an orderly transition, which will take some time. 

In the end, life is wonderful, but nonetheless a series of trade offs, especially between business/professional endeavours and family/community. And thankfully, I feel I’m at a point in my life where I no longer have to have to make such tough choices anymore. And for that I am truly grateful. Carpe Diem.


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Web & Social Media Marketing - Aesthetic Medical
Skills
Social Media and Relationship Marketing Strategy, Teaching Social Media, Medical Practice Consulting, Graphic Design, Medical writing for the layperson, Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google+, Pinterest, Constant Contact, LinkedIn
Employment
  • Cosmetic Social Media
    Social Media & Marketing for Aesthetic Medicine, 2010 - present
  • La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre
    Chief Operating Officer, 2005 - 2010
  • Inform Solutions
    Director of Training, 1998 - 2000
  • Robinson's Department Store
    Asst. Buyer & Dept. Manager, 1989 - 1991
  • La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre
    Internal Marketing Coordinator, 1991 - 1992
  • La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre
    Administrator, 1992 - 1998
  • La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre
    Director, Special Projects, 2002 - 2005
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Encinitas, CA
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Del Mar, CA - Rancho Santa Fe, CA - Downtown Los Angeles (@USC) - Long Beach, CA - Costa Mesa, CA - La Jolla, CA
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877-401-5485
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858-775-5225
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Cosmetic Social Media, a division of Monique Ramsey Marketing, Inc. PO BOX 235497 Encinitas, CA 92023-5497
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I ❤ positive attitudes, shoes, music, USC, sports, driving fast, & creative endeavors.
Introduction

I am the Founder and Social Media Horticulturalist of Cosmetic Social Media, a social media and marketing firm dedicated to serving the niche of aesthetic medicine and businesses related to the medical field.

I am one of the first 37 graduates from Mari Smith’s "Mentor with Mari" Relationship Marketing and Social Media Certification program in 2009. Having been personally trained and mentored by internationally acclaimed social media expert and author Mari Smith, I have gained deep social media knowledge as well as extensive personal connections in the social media industry.

With over 20 years of experience in plastic surgery, I have a depth of knowledge and experience difficult to find. From my role as Chief Operating Officer in a large, multi-specialty cosmetic surgery and dermatology practice to my duties as Director of Marketing, I understand the intricacies of practice management, patient care, patient relationship management, and effective patient communication.

Other Background Notes:

  • Panel Moderator and Speaker on social media topics at Las Vegas Multi-Specialty Foundation meeting 2011, 2012; 2013 
  • Speaker at American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) in Las Vegas, June 2013
  • Speaker at American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Spring Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, June 2013.
  • Speaker at Congress of Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery (CAVS), September 2012
  • Speaker on Marketing in the Digital Age at Medical Internet Marketing Symposium (MIMS) 2011; Panel Speaker on practice management at ASPS 1998
  • Interviewed by various publications including AMA, SmartMoney, Dermatology Times, Medical Economics, Administrative Eyecare
  • Integral role in the development of Inform&Enhance practice management software systems (now a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
  • Trained and consulted with cosmetic surgery practices in the US and Canada
  • Contributor to the book Cosmetic Surgery for Dummies, published by Wiley & Sons

Specialties:

  • social media strategy, training, and implementation
  • medical practice marketing and branding
  • patient communications such as e-blasts, skincare promotions, e-newsletters
  • aesthetic medicine sales
  • patient e-surveys and analysis
  • patient communications
  • medical writing for the layperson
  • desktop publishing

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from The University of Southern California

Other: 

My Loves: 

  • Shoes
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Fashion
  • Travel
  • Botox
  • Indy car driving (watching and hopefully one day I'll make it into one!)
  • Baseball, football, hockey (well, any sport except basketball and golf)
  • Desktop publishing
  • Digital scrap-booking
  • Party planning
  • Crafty endeavors

My idea of a perfect vacation is a tropical locale - sun, sand, snorkeling, and relaxing with a tropical beverage in hand. 

 

Bragging rights
* Winner, #influenceSD Award 2010 for Best Social Media in Business - account: La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre * Winner, 2013 Bronze Bernays Award of Merit for Social Media campaign for San Diego Crew Classic.
Education
  • University of Southern California
    1989
  • Torrey Pines High School
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