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Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Works at Pacific Ridge Media
Attended University of California, Irvine
Lives in San Francisco Bay Area, California


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Just released another new book! This is a completely revised second edition of My Google Apps, covering Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, and more. Haven't received my box of books yet, but they should arrive soon. Now I have to get back to finishing the next one, due July 1st!

#GoogleApps   #gmail   #drive    #Docs   #Slides   #Sheets  
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Fun and informative infographic from +SumAll with ideal character count, word count, and number of minutes for online content. Except for podcasts, I'm pretty much on target. 
Have you ever woken up in cold sweat in the middle of the night wondering exactly how many characters long a tweet should be to get the most engagement, or how many words long a blog post should be so... Read more »
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Just finishing the final edits on my latest book, My Google Apps (co-authored with Sherry Kinkoph Gunter). Should be released in June!
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Interesting to see how the audience demographics for social media keep changing. Totally different from when I first got involved in social media 7 to 8 years ago.
Interesting findings on how tween girls use social media. Not surprisingly, 81% of kids between ages of 12 and 17 use social media. Moreover...

- The most popular social networking site for tweens? YouTube, used by 45% of girls age 6 to 12 in one survey.
- 38% of kids between 8 and 12 use Facebook. 35% think of it as a site for parents, not kids.
- 44% of girls surveyed between the ages of 8 and 12 use Instagram, and 23% say it’s their favorite app.

Useful for those of us keen to reach this emerging market.
Remember back in the day when you thought it was absurd that kids had cell phones at age 15? Well, today, 48% of girls between the ages of 6 and 12 have a cell phone — and 51% of those have a smartphone! It’s not surprising, then, that tweens (who thrive on social interaction at... Read more »
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My latest book, My LinkedIn, is now available! This is my fifth book about #LinkedIn  and includes full-color step-by-step guidance as well as strategic tips. It's available in eBook and print formats at booksellers worldwide, including Amazon 
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Want a four-step process for resolving #Gmail overwhelm? Check out my latest tips on +InformIT.  
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My latest book has just been released from +Que Publishing. Gmail  Tips, Tricks, and Tools is great for anyone who wants to escape email overwhelm and tame their inbox. This is my first "digital only" book and is available in EPUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. Now I need to get started on the next one! #Gmail
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Great infographic and post about snackable content from my former employer +Oracle via +B2B Marketing. #contentmarketing   
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Great Google+ resource from +Denis Labelle. Even experienced users should find something new and useful here. 
Google+ Toolbox
I. Google+
. Discover Google+:
. How-To Google+ Videos:
Meet the new Google+: A stream with style and smarts 
Google+: Related Hashtags
Hangouts: Conversations that last, with the people you love
Google+: How to get started <- click
Google+: About circles
Google+: Fun with Hangouts
Google+: Reading and responding
Google+: Sharing
Google+: Set Up Your Profile
Google+: Find people you know
Google+ Communities: A place for whatever you're into
Google+ Events: Introducing a new way to get together
Google+ Photos: Great photos, in less time
Bring your conversations to life with Hangouts
Google+: Share photo albums
Google+ Photos: Editing tools to make your photos smile

. Google+ Support:
. Google+ Help 101:
. Google+ Help Tips:
. Google+ Help Community:
. Google+ Help Weekly Round-Up:
. Things you can do on G+ right now:
. Google+ in 2013:
. Google+ At Work:
. Google+ Safety Center:
. Hangouts on Air: /
HOA guides:,, , and
Complete Guide to Hangouts for Businesses and Individuals:
. G+ Platform:
. Circle +Google+  and +Google+ Help 

II. Google+ Your Brand / Business
. Discover here:
. G+ Brand/Business - 21 Case Studies:
. Google+ Partner Playbook:
. Video: Complementary Google Products - Google+
. Webinars:
Kick-Starting Social with Google+
Growing your Business and Engaging your Audience with Google+
. Circle +Google+ Your Business  

III. Google+ Teaching 
. Google Plus Posts and Photos - complete guide (updated) (more to come...)
. Google Plus Basics, Tips, Tricks and Updates:
. What is Google Plus? A Complete User Guide. (Videos and Blog):
. Free Google+ courses, content and resources. Sign up here:

. Google Plus Tips and Tricks -GPlus Basics - Google Drive Presentations:

lV. Free Google+ Training Materials:

V. G+ Coaching, Training, Consulting Directory:

Vl. 50 Things you can Do on G+ Right Now:

Vll. Google+ For Business and Individuals:

VIII. Google+ - Frequently Asked Questions:

Sign Up For Weekly G+ Updates:

#googleplustips   #googleplus  
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+Patrice-Anne Rutledge , thanks for the re-share.
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If you don't have an image to go with a blog post, here are some great options. 
Every beautiful theme needs some beautiful imagery to go along with it. Finding high quality photos and graphics for your website is important! Here are twelve great spots to find awesome images for your site.
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One of my favorite book covers, just because it's so different from all the rest. It's my LinkedIn book translated into Spanish by Anaya Multimedia in Madrid. #LinkedIn  
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Growing up as a geeky girl, I would have loved some of these. 
Nothing is more depressing than to be the sister who gets the sparkly sweater while your brother unwraps his remote control building kit.
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Content Marketing Strategist + Trainer

I’ve had a passion for words, books, and the power of a good story since early childhood and love what I do. I thrive on variety in style and format and have written everything from 140-character social media content to magazine articles to full-length books with hundreds of pages. My portfolio also includes web content, newsletters, brochures, datasheets, white papers, case studies, press releases, eBooks, and more.

 Content Marketing Strategy + Training

I'm the founder and principal of Pacific Ridge Media, a boutique content marketing agency offering content marketing consulting, training, and “done for you” services for clients worldwide. My specialties include content strategy, business blogging, social media content, and book publishing consulting. As a content marketing strategist, I’ve been quoted in major media outlets around the world, including CNN, Inc., Fox News, ABC News, CBS/KDKA, MSN, AOL, and more. 

☛ Published Books

I’m the author, co-author, or editor of several books by top publishers including Pearson Education, FT Press (Financial Times), Macmillan, and Ziff-Davis Press. My books include My LinkedIn, WordPress on Demand, Gmail Tips and Tricks, My Google Apps, Your Home Office, and Smart Travel. I’ve also ghostwritten several books. 

☛ Magazine + Web Work

Early in my career, I started contributing to numerous print and online publications and continue to do so today, specializing in business, technology, and lifestyle topics. My credits include numerous magazines (Smart SolutionsSmall BusinessBusiness StrategiesGlobal Business Technology ReportCareer WomanBlack Diamond Living, and Interactive UK) and websites (,, and

☛ Education + Other Interests

I'm a graduate of the University of California with a degree in French Linguistics and also speak Italian and Spanish (handy for those global projects!). I frequently offer my communications and technology expertise on a pro bono basis to children’s and environmental charities including several through UN Volunteers. Outside of writing, my passions include great food, green living, and yoga. 

  • University of California, Irvine
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Content Marketing Strategist + Published Author
content marketing | brand journalism | social media | business blogging | WordPress | ghostwriting | book coaching
  • Pacific Ridge Media
    Content Marketing Consultant, 2008 - present
  • Oracle Corporation
    Senior Project Manager, 2005 - 2008
  • PeopleSoft
    Global Communications Manager, 2000 - 2005
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