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Ah yes, Google+, I remember you - what have I missed?
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Hi +Ryan Prince - thanks for the update :-)
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Oooh, shoes... 
People from Reading and beyond can step into town and step out in style as Broad Street gained a brand new shoe store today. // ECCO opened its doors...
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No snow this weekend after all

Cold and wet, though. +Xn Media
lists local weather forecasters and other sources. 
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Am in the peaks. Deffo bin snowing here!
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So that's what 'going viral' means

I've been working with a hyper-local church and community magazine, taking on the task of moving their online presence up a gear. First off, we've been improving the way we do Facebook. Good progress from a low starting point - big increases in reach and engagement.

So yesterday, the editor decided to experiment with a story about the weather. I scoffed. But we ran it online and promoted it on Twitter and Facebook.

To cut a long story short - page views have gone from the low hundreds a day to the same in a minute. That article has going on for 100k views in a day and a half. And it's still accelerating. All referred from Facebook.

It only goes to show that we Brits like nothing more than to talk about the weather.

Now, how to make it happen again...
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Not many websites take advantage of Google+ Interactive Posts. Learn how to implement them!
You have probably seen Google+ Interactive Posts around, whether you realize it or not. There are plenty of large sites that use Google+ Interactive Posts
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Christians feed the hungry

Not news, then, Mail on Sunday.... #foodbanks  
A newspaper report revealed hungry people being helped by a Christian charity. And that's news? On Sunday April 20, the Mail on Sunday published an a...
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Happiness is...

Signing into Chrome on a new computer and watching all my settings and plugins configure themselves.
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The height of irony?

Hibu are advertising SEO and other digital marketing services on the radio, with a URL that they have to spell (H-I-B-U).

Maybe they should hire their own experts? 
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You've Got Question, We've Got Answers
Here is the video from today's #DMEShow  with +Mark Traphagen and I.

Topics included:

Local search
Getting started with content marketing as a new business
What social sites should you show buttons for on your site?
Is Google going to move into the POS environment?
Would merchants supporting Google Wallet be a ranking factor?

and more!
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Good morning, Google+!

Looking forward to a half-day strategy meeting today with a hyperlocal community news outlet I'm helping out. They need to make the transition from a print magazine with a website to an online-first publication with decent SEO, semantics, publication workflow and ad serving.

Fun times!
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God bless brother!  I will pray for your meeting today.
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Hi folks  - a quick question if I may. It's been a while since I needed to get involved with authorship, and I just wanted to check something...

When the authorship verification methods first emerged, the recommended way was to have each content page on the content site link to an 'author profile' page, and have a rel=author link on the author profile page (I think).

Does this method still work? I can only see the simpler single-step method with rel=author links on each content page described in the help - that would be harder for me to implement on the site I'm currently working with.

Thanks for any advice!
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Panto Season in Reading

Oh yes it is...
It's curtain up for Imagine Theatre's latest hit pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. An all-star cast including local ladies Debbie McGee and Dani Harme...
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Oh no it isn't. 
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I'm an IT consultant by trade - these days I mostly work in an Assurance role for major programmes with big clients. I write, blog, and have been known to speak in public.
  • Freelance
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Christian, Technologist, Family Man
My career in IT has taught me a great deal about how to get things done with technology. These days I write and blog about it, and interfere annoyingly with those doing the 'doing'.
I'm a devoted Christian and use my experience and contacts in IT to advance God's kingdom. I'm particularly interested in evangelism and outreach through technology and digital media.
On Google+ I get involved in conversations on a wide range of subjects - so don't be surprised if I pop up out of the blue.
I have circles for those who want to read my faith-related posts, but most of my posts are Public.
I also enjoy (strictly amateur) photography and post photographs regularly on Google+. I often contribute to various daily photography themes, and maintain a gallery on Smugmug of some of my more popular images, in case anyone might want to purchase a print or two. The real photographer in the family is +Lynda Bowyer - her work is available to view and to purchase at

I'm a licensed Amateur Radio operator with the callsign G4MJS, although I haven't been active recently. I've recently got into Geocaching - grown-ups treasure hunting with tech toys. 
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In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever. (Psalm 44:8)
  • Oundle School
    1971 - 1978
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