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If you only read one thing on Google+ today then please make this it.

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Google+: Looking Behind The Scenes of Profiles and Posts

I love Google+. In addition to using it for content discovery, this rapidly growing social network is an incredible tool for micro blogging, networking and relationship building.

While Google+ can effectively be used as a micro blogging platform, it lacks many of the features that give blog owners using a CMS more control of the HTML elements, tags and styling of their blog.

To help Google+ users understand what is happening behind the scenes, I’ve dug into the source code of Google+ posts and pages to show you elements that affect how your posts appear in Google+ and in Google Search. In this guide, you’ll learn what tags are added automatically and how to optimize the elements you have control over including:

☞ Titles
☞ Meta descriptions
☞ Canonical tags
☞ Alt attributes
☞ No follow attributes
☞ Rel=author
☞ Target="_blank" 

Read the full post here: http://www.seerinteractive.com/blog/google-looking-behind-the-scenes-of-profiles-and-posts

Pinging +Denis Labelle, +martin shervington  


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Thanks +Nick Rink  for sharing this, picked up a couple of tips I didn't know about.
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Bug with +Google Maps? Last time I checked SW19 wasn't centered in Buckingham Palace! Get the same thing with a couple of other SW post codes as well ... strange ☹

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Thx for you input +Dan Austin really appreciate it. There are a handful of SW postcodes that are doing this and the bug seems to be a fairly recent occurrence. Will keep an eye on it and see if they revert back to normal. Thx again. 
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Happy Tuesday ... here's your project for the day :)

h/t +Ben Mynott 

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How To Moonwalk

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I wanna know who's out there trying now?
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There are quite a few tools out there to help with managing your social media and Hootsuite is one of the more well known ones. With their free plan you can manage up to 5 accounts, which quite nicely covers Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & a couple more if you need to.

If you're not familiar with Hootsuite or haven't used it before, here's a smart guide to get you started.

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Hootsuite is a great tool to use to help organise and run your local business social media profiles. Here's our smart guide to help you get started.
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First plans drawn up for redevelopment of Battersea Power Station - interesting, not sure what else to say!

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First session of puppy school for Fenway this evening. Big room little dog! As well as some basic training there was a whole bunch of dog behaviour insights which will come in really handy during walks in the park. Looking forward to session number 2 next Tuesday.

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10 Smart Tips to Leverage Google+ for Increased Web Traffic

Marvellous post over on +Moz this morning from +Cyrus Shepard  laying put some pretty handy & simple tips to help with Google+. 

Engagement takes time, effort and a certain level of creativity. This shouldn't be about how many followers you have (or can get) but about the quality of the relationships you can and are building. Whether you're doing it offline or online, that's what successful marketing is all about today ... relationships, as good folks like +martin shervington  and +David Amerland  repeatedly remind us.

These 10 smart tips will most definitely help:

1. Create a headline for your posts
2. Format your posts in order to grab attention
3. Use words (& lots of them), not just images
4. Use your images too, G+ is visually appealing
5. Be smart with your sharing, target via your Circles
6. #hashtags ... nuff said!
7. Find the followed links (they're not everywhere you look)
8. Leverage Google+ comments (I'll be looking to switch to this soon, away from Disqus)
9. +Post Ads - could this be the future?
10. Interactive posts (which I highlighted here - http://goo.gl/cgDsgt)

Just click on the link to read the entire article, which I highly recommend you do.

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While not everyone has an audience active on Google+, the number of people who interact socially with any Google products on a monthly basis now reportedly ​exceeds 500 million.
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Thanks for the shout out +Nick Rink!
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+Nick Rink Will read this you as it's an area I'm keen to move into (Social Media)
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11 Trivial Things That Make Londoners Really Angry

Great post on +Londonist looking at things that drive us nuts that really shouldn't. If anyone living in London can't relate to at least three of these then you haven't been here long enough!

1. Eating on the tube
2. Siffing/coughing/throat-clearing
3. Bad walking etiquette
4. Music leakage
5. Not moving down
6. Oyster card unreadiness
7. The cable car
8. Leaning on the poles
9. Road rage and red lights
10. Delays
11. Generally being objectionable

Any others to add?

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Sunny Sunday afternoon in London & we all go loopy #peacheetini
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Local SEO & Digital Marketing for SME's
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Helping businesses with their local search marketing to increase their online visibility using everything from SEO services to social media and mobile marketing.

Director at Smart Local, a marketing company based in south west London.

Also involved in a small action sports publishing company that does fun stuff like surf travel guides and ski resort guide books.
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Proper fish and chips! Nice and meaty slabs of fish with a fine batter. Portions are huge and you could probably share one chips between two. Will definitely be tucking into fish and chips from this place again.
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Have been getting my hair cut here for a couple of years now and the guys have always done a great job. You get a nice welcome as soon as you walk through the door and even if there's a bit of a queue it generally doesn't take too long. Quality gents haircuts in very pleasant surroundings, so I'll be getting mine done at eds for a few more years yet!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Popped in here for a mid morning meeting on a Thursday and the place was very quiet. It's set back down a little alley off the main street and is away from the main hustle & bustle of Portobello Road. Had a very decent coffee along with a raspberry & white chocolate muffin. Better than most of the well known chains so if you're looking for a somewhat quirky independent coffee spot in Notting Hill I'd recommend checking it out.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Cracking weekend spot to grab something interesting for lunch. Having said that I generally always go for the pork roast! Some great stalls for cheese and desserts. Don't forget the crepes and churros.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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Delightfully cosy French bistro that, in our experience, has never failed to deliver an enjoyable meal. You can quite easily forget that you're in London with the chatter of the staff, who I found to be polite & friendly without necessarily being right on top of things all the time. Have been here multiple times and will keep coming back.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Got here for an early Saturday lunch around 12.30pm and there was no queue. Friendly staff took our order, plenty of tables with sauces and kitchen roll. Americana decor and soundtrack was great. Burgers were excellent, nice and juicy with a great flavour and on the rare side of medium. They do fall apart a bit so either get your hands messy or resort to using a fork. We found a single portion of fries to be plenty for two. They're McD's style fries and wicked salty so make sure you get a drink as well.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Nice traditional pub with a good range of beers and plenty of comfy seating available. Went here in the evening for a couple of drinks with friends and the staff were friendly and the overall atmosphere was welcoming. Didn't have any food so couldn't comment on that. Decor of the place is interesting with plenty of actor posters. Could be a good spot if you're in the West End / Covent Garden area and you just need a break!
Public - 3 months ago
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