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What Happens When You Remove Your Social Sharing Buttons?
Danny Brown loves to tinker with his blog.
In the past year he's chosen to write about topics other than marketing (thank you).
In this post he shares what he has learned from experimenting with removing his social share buttons.

The results are surprising.
Replicating them yourself depends on your over blogging strategy and experience.

After 30 days of blog posts without social sharing options, Danny Brown shares the results of his experiment. They may just surprise you.
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Here is the scoop on the "new" +Google+
 
Google Plus is New. Is it improved? #Ray2Go Live streaming 2day 12:15 PM ET BLAB at 1:00 PM http://goo.gl/lnnrGD
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I'm not "free," hoe about you?
 
Do you give away free samples of your work?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say unless you bake cookies or are a wedding caterer, you probably don’t give away free samples of your work.

But there seem to be  are exceptions.
Advertising agencies have since the beginning, have responded to free spec work RFPs (Request for Proposals). 

Freelance consultants have been having their brains picked along with french fries at countless lunches. 

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Join us on:
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RayHiltz.com - http://rayhiltz.com/ray2go/ *Post-Show Blab* -  https://goo.gl/WXF0Sb

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Creatives and self-employed people are targets for free advice requests. 
I don’t think this is intentionally done to rip us off, but done through ignorance.
After all, if you’re creative, you must love what you do and will welcome any opportunity to do it.
(I worked in theatre - been there.)

As for consultants, well, they’re in control of their hours so surely they can spare some time for a free consult. After all, they may get a job or recommendation from it.

The #RayBunch  did a show last year about giving away free advice, "Does Giving it Away for Free Make Me Cheap?" (https://goo.gl/CqJaOv)  and we had a lot of feedback from our followers.

“Unless you are a surgeon, you cannot pick my brain.” ~+Jimmie Lanley 

“If I ever follow up with the phrase “let's talk about it so I can get you a quote”  then you know the timer's up" ~+Stephan Hovnanian 

How do you handle requests for free advice?

Our #Ray2Go Show Experts:

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com
Twitter:@ScottScowcroft
Scott's our Rumplestiltskin who spins gold from raw video in his “SCOTT Treatment.” tower.

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com -
Twitter:@bowden2bowden
Randy's spent many years in the mad world of marketing. He’s our Southern ambassador who keeps us on the straight, but never narrow path.

+Jessica Dewell - A Business Strategist, Consultant and Speaker: http://JessicaDewell.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell
Jessica's creative insights add sparkle to the show and inspires us to think outside the circle.

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext
B.L. has been marketing since 1996. She writes for AdAge Digital Next and for her own site: Whatsnextblog.com.
She’s also the best swing dancer on the panel.

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist, Google+ Specialist:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz
I host this weekly show. It's how I learn stuff.  :-)

View past shows on my YouTube Playlist: - https://goo.gl/jEQGq9

Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: Rays Weekly Marketing Roundup (http://goo.gl/EbWkOa)

To be notified of future Ray2Go shows, leave a comment with the hashtag #ray2go  and I'll include you in our Ray2Go circle of friends.
Do You Give It Away For Free? - Ray2Go Show Ep 9
Tue, November 10, 2015, 12:15 PM
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Let's go Blabbing
 
The Ray2Go Post-Show Blab: Are You Too Old to Work in Digital Marketing
What I enjoy about our post-show Blabs is that we expand and add onto the conversation on our show topic, This week, that was ageism in digital marketing.

Co-chair +Randy Bowden and I were joined by +Scott Scowcroft +Jessica Dewell +Lisa Engles +Chuck Bartok +Jenny Stiven and Jayce.

This Blab is filled with shared personal experiences, insights and advice. 
The #Ray2Go Show
Are You Too Old To Work In Digital Marketing - Ray2Go Blab Ep7 by The #Ray2Go Show
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This is going to an interesting talk...
 
Are You Too Old to Work in Digital Marketing?

This week we talk about ageism.
What does it look like?
Is it true?
What can we do about it?

Join us Tuesday at 12:15 PM ET when we live stream on:
YouTube - https://youtu.be/YBEGL_xJMH0 RayHiltz.com - http://rayhiltz.com/ray2go/
Blab -  https://goo.gl/vS40Es
(Our post-show Blab starts at 12:50 PM ET)   

Ever get the feeling you've become invisible after reaching a "certain age"?
People never come out and say it.
In fact many go out of their way to tell you how good you look for someone your age.
Or
_ "I hope I look as good when I get to be your age."_
As if just getting there would be a herculean challenge. 

Since the 2008 recession, many Boomers and Gen X'ers have been pushed from the workplace leaving many to become reluctant entrepreneurs.

Many who used to work for agencies have tried to continue to work in out of their home.
Many others who never worked in marketing, took advantage of the low entry cost afforded by social media, to begin careers as Social Media Consultants.

Ageism exists in every field but particularly in one identified by companies who decorate their work space with bubble gum machines and climbing walls.

Do you feel you've been discriminated against? 
Does ageism cut both ways, too old and too young?

The #Ray2Go  panel:

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com
Twitter:@ScottScowcroft
Scott's our Rumplestiltskin who spins gold from raw video in his “SCOTT Treatment.” tower.

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com -
Twitter:@bowden2bowden
Randy's spent many years in the mad world of marketing. He’s our Southern ambassador who keeps us on the straight, but never narrow path.

+Jessica Dewell - A Business Strategist, Consultant and Speaker: http://JessicaDewell.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell
Jessica's creative insights add sparkle to the show and inspires us to think outside the circle.

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext
B.L. has been marketing since 1996. She writes for AdAge Digital Next and for her own site: Whatsnextblog.com.
She’s also the best swing dancer on the panel.

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist, Google+ Specialist:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz
I host this weekly show. 'Nuff said. :-)

View past shows on my YouTube Playlist: http://goo.gl/6841cD

Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: Rays Weekly Marketing Roundup (http://goo.gl/EbWkOa)

To be notified of future Ray2Go shows, leave a comment with the hashtag   #ray2go  and I'll include you in our Ray2Go circle of friends.
Are You Too Old to Work in Digital Marketing? - Ray2Go Ep.7
Tue, October 27, 2015, 12:15 PM
here and rayhiltz.com/ray2go

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Are you a risk taker, like to shake it up or are you one that is afraid of imploding?
 
*Can Being a Trail-blazer Get You Burnt? - Ray2Go Show Ep.5 *
Looking forward to today's discussion with +Randy Bowden +Scott Scowcroft and +Jessica Dewell and comments from +B.L. Ochman who we send our best wishes to for a speedy recovery.

Live-streaming at 12:15 PM ET
Join us for the post-show Ray2Go Blab immediately following the show. https://goo.gl/IvUOJd
Randy will be sitting in the co-chair seat as we invite you to share your opinions on whether it's best to be a trailblazer or to let someone else clear the path.
Are you a trail-blazer? Are we all cut out to be early adopters. Many on Google+ and now, Blab couldn’t wait to try out the new technology and plant their flags on it. Join us Tuesday at 12:15 PM ET when we live stream on: YouTube - https://youtu.be/-gI00dTFaLU RayHiltz.com - http://rayhiltz.com/ray2go/ Blab - https://blab.im/RayHiltz (Our post-show Blab starts at 12:50 PM ET) – Join Ray Hiltz's Crowdcast on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 4:15 PM UTC
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Our last show of the season, time for a 🎄break
 
Watch the +Ray2Go crew explore the NEW Google Plus … is it better? Will the changes alter your G+ marketing strategy in 2016? Another terrific topic and conversation!  https://goo.gl/j0QXvv (pin for later: https://goo.gl/1YtvJv)

+Ray Hiltz +Scott Scowcroft +Randy Bowden +B.L. Ochman 

#Ray2Go   #NEWGooglePlus   #MarketingStrategy
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This is our last show of the year and of course we are talking Google+
 
Do you prefer the classic Google+ or the new Google+?
Seems a pointless question since we won’t have access to the classic Google+ for very long.

For the last #Ray2Go  show of 2015,  +B.L. Ochman +Randy Bowden +Jessica Dewell +Scott Scowcroft and I will reflect on the biggest news on Google+ of the year - the New Google+.

Join us Tuesday at 12:15 PM ET when we live stream on:
YouTube - https://youtu.be/FoffDSa7hb0

RayHiltz.com - http://rayhiltz.com/ray2go/

BLAB - https://blab.im/ray-hiltz-google-plus-is-new-is-it-improved-1 - - How have the changes affected you?
- Does it matter if you access Google+ on mobile or desktop?
- What features do you miss most?

Will the change to Google+ affect your marketing strategy for 2016?

Our #Ray2Go Show Expert Panel:

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com
Twitter:@ScottScowcroft
Scott's our Rumplestiltskin who spins gold from raw video in his “SCOTT Treatment.” tower.

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com -
Twitter:@bowden2bowden
Randy's spent many years in the mad world of marketing. He’s our Southern ambassador who keeps us on the straight, but never narrow path.

+Jessica Dewell - A Business Strategist, Consultant and Speaker:http://JessicaDewell.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell
Jessica's creative insights add sparkle to the show and inspires us to think outside the circle.

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist:http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext
B.L. has been marketing since 1996. She writes for AdAge Digital Next and for her own site: Whatsnextblog.com.
She’s also the best swing dancer on the panel.

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist, Google+ Specialist:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz
I host this weekly show. It's how I learn stuff.  :-)

View past shows on my YouTube Playlist: - https://goo.gl/jEQGq9

Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: Rays Weekly Marketing Roundup (http://goo.gl/EbWkOa)
Google Plus is New. Is it improved? - Ray2Go Ep. 12 -
Tue, December 1, 2015, 12:15 PM
Google+, YouTube, RayHiltz.com/ray2go

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Does Ageism exist in Digital Marketing
"If you want to work in Digital Marketing, age, unlike size, does matter."

This week's Ray2Go Show explores age discrimination in the digital marketing space.
"Digital immigrants" need not apply?

The post includes the video replay, the Blab video and SoundCloud audio podcast.

Our Ray2Go Panel:
+Scott Scowcroft  – The ScottTreatment: Twitter:@ScottScowcroft

+Randy Bowden  – Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm:Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell  – JessicaDewell.com A Business Strategist, Consultant, and Speaker: Twitter:@jess_dewell

+B.L. Ochman  – Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist:  –  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz  – Social Strategist, Google+ Specialist: rayhiltz.com – Twitter:@rayhiltz
Do you want a job in digital marketing? Better check your 'best before date'.
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your are only as old as you feel...
 
Are You Too Old to Work in Digital Marketing?
The #Ray2Go  Show tackles ageism in Digital Marketing tomorrow at 12:15 PM ET. https://goo.gl/tAkC18

After the live-stream, join +Randy Bowden +Scott Scowcroft +B.L. Ochman +Jessica Dewell and have your voice heard in our Post-Show BLAB. https://goo.gl/JbNFvp
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Last Tuesday's Ray2Go show was all about being first in...
 
Watch the +Ray2Go crew explore being in the vanguard (or not)! Did you blaze a trail ... or get singed? Another terrific topic and conversation! https://goo.gl/74ufdu (pin for later: https://goo.gl/gCxeaG)

+Ray Hiltz +Scott Scowcroft +Randy Bowden +B.L. Ochman 

#Ray2Go   #vanguard   #singed   #trailblazer
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Fun and new stuff talking about +Google+ 
 
Watch the +Ray2Go crew explore reassessing G+ marketing plans in light of the platform's erosion. Another terrific topic and conversation! https://goo.gl/bwLxKt (pin for later: https://goo.gl/ML8cE6)

+Ray Hiltz +Scott Scowcroft +Randy Bowden +B.L. Ochman

#Ray2Go #reassessing #GPlusMktg #erosion
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