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What Impact Does Periscope & MeerKat Have on Privacy and Copyright?
One of the questions we'll be exploring on the #RayBunch  show today at 12:15 PM Et on Google+ and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WGygxYr24

Join +Jessica Dewell +B.L. Ochman +Scott Scowcroft +Randy Bowden and I and share your experiences and opinions of these new apps.
 
Someone is Watching You
And live streaming it to Twitter.

How does that make you feel?
What if you're doing a speaking engagement or producing a concert and half the audience have their arms raised.
They're not asking a question or giving high fives, they're live streaming your presentation to their Twitter stream.

Usually, we encourage people to share on Twitter at talks and show. Creating special hashtags like #RayBunch  has become a must in production preparation.

On a personal level, should we just accept when we leave our home we forget any idea that we travel in a privacy bubble?

As for people doing the live streaming, if you thought butt dials and impulsive Facebook updates were a problem, live sharing is just that -live! There's no edit button.

We'll be discussing the repercussion of live streaming apps - their pros, cons and their inevitable adoption by Brands.

Join us Live Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:15pm ET

Watch on YouTube here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WGygxYr24

The #RayBunch  are:

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell - Business Consulting Advisory Board: http://infusionprinciple.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist & Google+ Specialist  Visit:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz

Here are a few of our recent shows:

- Are Customers Always Right?  - https://youtu.be/kOIgSnYVR5I

- Is Curation Lazy Content Marketing?https://youtu.be/GyETTSKioUg

- Is Sharing Really About Caring? - https://youtu.be/o2e-zQzpRqY

- The Evolution of Google+ and Communities w/ Martin Shervington
https://youtu.be/ecJFjF38V7Q

- The Medium not the Message with Mark Traphagen:
https://youtu.be/h0M1yn-Hfe0

Catch other past Lunch Bunch shows on my YouTube Playlist: -http://goo.gl/6841cD

Subscribe here for my weekly Marketing News & Views Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

Do you want to be in my #RayBunch  show invitation circle?
Reply "yes" or "Maybe" below or leave a comment.
Someone Is Watching You - Live Streaming Apps & Privacy
Today, June 2, 12:15 PM
Here and on YouTube Channel

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Will be traveling back to civilization after a wonderful 4 day break. Replay list.
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Someone is Watching You
And live streaming it to Twitter.

How does that make you feel?
What if you're doing a speaking engagement or producing a concert and half the audience have their arms raised.
They're not asking a question or giving high fives, they're live streaming your presentation to their Twitter stream.

Usually, we encourage people to share on Twitter at talks and show. Creating special hashtags like #RayBunch  has become a must in production preparation.

On a personal level, should we just accept when we leave our home we forget any idea that we travel in a privacy bubble?

As for people doing the live streaming, if you thought butt dials and impulsive Facebook updates were a problem, live sharing is just that -live! There's no edit button.

We'll be discussing the repercussion of live streaming apps - their pros, cons and their inevitable adoption by Brands.

Join us Live Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:15pm ET

Watch on YouTube here:  ...

The #RayBunch  are:

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell - Business Consulting Advisory Board: http://infusionprinciple.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist & Google+ Specialist  Visit:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz

Here are a few of our recent shows:

- Are Customers Always Right?  - https://youtu.be/kOIgSnYVR5I

- Is Curation Lazy Content Marketing?https://youtu.be/GyETTSKioUg

- Is Sharing Really About Caring? - https://youtu.be/o2e-zQzpRqY

- The Evolution of Google+ and Communities w/ Martin Shervington
https://youtu.be/ecJFjF38V7Q

- The Medium not the Message with Mark Traphagen:
https://youtu.be/h0M1yn-Hfe0

Catch other past Lunch Bunch shows on my YouTube Playlist: -http://goo.gl/6841cD

Subscribe here for my weekly Marketing News & Views Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

Do you want to be in my #RayBunch  show invitation circle?
Reply "yes" or "Maybe" below or leave a comment.
Someone Is Watching You - Live Streaming Apps & Privacy
Today, June 2, 12:15 PM
Here and on YouTube Channel

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Does It Feel Like Somebody's Watching You?
Here's a little 80's electro beat soundtrack for our #RayBunch  show on Tuesday: Someone Is Watching You - Live Streaming Apps & Privacy
https://goo.gl/M9mj5U

Join me, +Jessica Dewell +Randy Bowden +B.L. Ochman and +Scott Scowcroft live at 12:15 PM ET on Google+ or on YouTube: https://goo.gl/fdP1Kv
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I always look forward to +Ana Hoffman's Marketing Skinny Newsletter
This week's issue is a good example of why.
Check out her slide share tutorial on Periscope.

#plusonly   #marketing  
In the marketing news this week: Google I/O, all new Google Photos, Periscope on Android, IRS got hacked, 14,000 websites block Congress, and more.
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Thanks so very much, +Ray Hiltz!
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You Still Have Time To Read +Mick Sharpe's +FridayFavourites
I'm really late getting to my favourite weekly roundup, so if you still have some Friday left, grab a java (or beverage of your choice) and catch up on what you missed this week on Google+.

Lots of informative posts and HOAs here given the Google IO Conference.

Have a great weekend!

#Weeklyroundup   #Mickspicks  
 
I.O., I.O., It’s off to work…

Obviously the announcements from the Google Conference are filling the stream at the minute with a lot of thought and commentary coming from all quarters. If you want to pick up on some of the excitement then take a look at Talking about the latest from Google's conference! (https://goo.gl/qKgol3) with +martin shervington and +Travis Taylor enthusing about the changes and new features such as Photos, Android TV and Now on Tap. An appraisal of the opportunities for businesses to take advantage of the ecosystem.

+Ana Hoffman shares some thoughts in “Now on tap” to help you with what you need in the moment, anywhere on your phone (https://goo.gl/9t9jok). The first steps on the way to having a truly helpful personal assistant right at your finger tips. Things are definitely moving apace. Thanks Ana.

There was still some worry about the lack of mention of Google+ in some areas of the presentations but I liked +Stephan Hovnanian’s always sensible take in More affirmation that the bigger picture for Google+ has been about the connective data, not the social network that's supposed to "beat" any other network. (https://goo.gl/zmGzfi). The title pretty much sums it up but always wise to keep in mind Stephan’s advice. Whatever you’re here for - concentrate on the important stuff and remember that Google+ exists primarily as a means to gather more data about us, in order for Google to give us what we need!

Almost missed this but you may also want to take a look at I/O Break (https://goo.gl/KQ9cZ5). +Kristin Drysdale, +Ben Fisher and +Mark Traphagen discuss the event and even bring in some wider discussion on Collections and maintaining your disposable razors! There really is a mine of information on this platform.

Enough of IO for the moment and on with the rest of the week. +Randy Milanovic continues to deliver some great content in 5 Reasons Why Business Leaders Need to Be Social (https://goo.gl/HK0SYV). Randy hits the nail firmly on the head when looking at the main reason why some most business leaders are not using Social Media directly - it’s fear rather than a lack of time. This fear is surprising given the attributes of most business leaders.

Selling things online? Then you need to watch Query Intent, Capture And Conversion In E-Commerce (https://goo.gl/dMKIel). Even if you’re not selling you need to watch this. +Denver Prophit Jr., +David Kutcher and +David Amerland go deep into the Intent based approach that can really make a difference to your bottom line. You know there will be no fluff from the two Davids and this is full of sensible advice of how to satisfy your potential customer. Essentially this is what any e-commerce site needs to do. It will be a paradigm shift to many but there really is no getting around the change in approach needed to succeed in the ever more connected online world. Know yourself and your customer intimately!

Fond farewell

The time has come. Our favourite infotainment show The Mia Connect Power Chat is taking a break for while. Join +Mia Voss and a host of other #BatPackers for The Hiatus Show - The Mia Connect Power Chat (https://goo.gl/fWU5UJ) as they celebrate the relationships forged through the show and Google+. I’ll miss the Friday hijinks and mishaps Mia but looking forward to seeing what else is cooking. Thanks for all the fun.

Wordpress Wisdom

Always good to have a refresher on WordPress best practices and you can’t go wrong with this episode of the Midweek Zap - WordPress: Care & Feeding (https://goo.gl/0Hifch). +Zara Altair and +MaAnna Stephenson dish out the rapid-fire tips relating to backup, plugins (those to avoid and those worth seeking out), DDoS attacks and Schema Markup. MaAnna also points out that the days of easy, cheap DIY are well and truly over. Cheap hosting will trip you up, sooner rather than later. If you’re running a WordPress blog then do take the time to watch and absorb.

Thinkers corner

I’m always conscious of doing a good job and kick myself if I don’t quite manage to hit the mark (my mark, it has to be said, is often too high!). Two pieces highlight the importance of putting in the effort and not just dialling it in. Writing Content Truly From You And For Them What They Need [and] What You Truly Care About (https://goo.gl/V7cZhh) from +Gina Fiedel of +Fat Eyes Web Development uses a recent photo post to illustrate how easy it can be to get drawn into the content for numbers game when, in reality, little value comes from it. Always better to put a little bit of you into every piece and dig deep to make that relevant to your audience. Sometimes difficult, but then the good stuff often is. As ever click through to the article for the full #GinaExperience

Gina’s article was catalysed from +Danny Brown’s short, but incredibly sweet Be proud of every single word (https://goo.gl/L4tWsf) that highlights the sad world we create when driven by the pointless numbers. It seems clear from the comments on Danny’s blog article that the vacuous numbers game has permeated much business thinking. Don’t we all have a responsibility to combat this?

And finally…

You’ll know by now that I’m a fan of +ReachConnectUpliftWomen’s short, information-packed videos. In Neuromarketing and persuasion to increase your sales? (https://goo.gl/CZQIpR) +Lany Sullivan talks with +Mani Saint-Victor about the 4 areas of persuasion that you need to include in any sales pitch. It makes perfect sense when you appreciate that in most cases there will be many types of people that have a say on the value of your proposal.




Have a great weekend wherever you are

#WeeklyRoundUp  #WeekInReview  #Google+

#BitingedgeFridayFavourites  #MicksPicks

Created by +Mick Sharpe of +Bitingedge
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"Who will be the Google of smartphones?"
"Google may just have answered that."  ~ +Eli Fennell 
H/T +Denis Labelle 

#io15  
Eli Fennell originally shared to Technology:
 
Back to the Web: Google I/O 2015

Google is a web company. This is such an uncontroversial statement it usually goes unchallenged, despite how awkwardly it seems to fit with their focus on Android and the mobile app ecosystem.

The irony of this has not escaped The Chocolate Factory, and in recent years much of their development effort in mobile has been geared to making the web the center of our mobile internet experience. As native apps for desktop platforms were once displaced by the browser, so Google wants the mobile browser, web apps, and web views to displace the dominance of native apps. In the meantime, the apps themselves are being transformed into more web-like entities capable of rapid updates, A/B testing, Search indexing, and more

Our mobile devices, however, demand Intelligent Organization even more than our PC's. Mobile screens are smaller, and such devices tend to be used more on-the-go, so that we don't even just use touch instead of a keyboard and mouse, but in some cases cannot even conveniently rely on touch.

Enter Google Now and Now On Tap. Moving beyond the simple queries of the desktop era, Google Now pro actively seeks out information to surface, with a preference for contextual value (i.e. surfacing just the right information at just the right times and places). Now On Tap goes even further by combining data from your open apps and web pages with data from other apps and services and contextual data to serve up on-demand actions and information. Ask Now the real name of the musician playing in your music app; for navigation to the restaurant whose website you're looking at; summon an Uber or Lyft with a simple voice command without even opening the apps.

The web is much larger than any app store can contain, and demands more intelligent organization than never before with so many different types of devices and form factors in use. Until now, it has seemingly remained an open question, "Who will be the Google of smartphones?" Google may just have answered that.
Google just laid out a course for making apps obsolete. And it's paved by Google Now.
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Yeah, good luck with that. Apple tried that. And people didn't like the shitty performance. And developers are moving more and more to native apps cos of performance and user experience.
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The Dangers of Selfie Sticks PSA
Please warn the ones you love about the dangers of Selfie Stick abuse.

And please, block any information about Meerkat and Periscope.
...except for the #RayBunch  show broadcast tomorrow which will prepare them for the dangers of live streaking streaming.

Our agents, +Jessica Dewell +Scott Scowcroft +B.L. Ochman and +Randy Bowden will be on hand from 12:15 pm ET to 12:45 pm to provide counselling.

#livestreaming   #periscope   #meerkat   #privacy  
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Some pretty clever marketing in there, as well.
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10 Tips for Getting Long-Term Traffic to Your Content
via +Sujan Patel for +HubSpot 

At a time when online content has the life span of a May Fly, it makes very good sense to devote resources to creating evergreen content - content that will remain relevant long past its publishing date.

Brainstorming for evergreen content is the first of 10 excellent tips here for building a solid foundation to your content marketing strategy.

#contentmarketing  
Learn how to write and optimize content for long-term success.
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Someone is Watching You
And live streaming it to Twitter.

How does that make you feel?
What if you're doing a speaking engagement or producing a concert and half the audience have their arms raised.
They're not asking a question or giving high fives, they're live streaming your presentation to their Twitter stream.

Usually, we encourage people to share on Twitter at talks and show. Creating special hashtags like #RayBunch  has become a must in production preparation.

On a personal level, should we just accept when we leave our home we forget any idea that we travel in a privacy bubble?

As for people doing the live streaming, if you thought butt dials and impulsive Facebook updates were a problem, live sharing is just that -live! There's no edit button.

We'll be discussing the repercussion of live streaming apps - their pros, cons and their inevitable adoption by Brands.

Join us Live Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:15pm ET

Watch on YouTube here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WGygxYr24

The #RayBunch  are:

+Randy Bowden - Bowden2Bowden marketing & branding virtual consultancy firm: http://bowden2bowden.com - Twitter:@bowden2bowden

+Jessica Dewell - Business Consulting Advisory Board: http://infusionprinciple.com  - Twitter:@jess_dewell

+Scott Scowcroft - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+B.L. Ochman - Google+ Events, Coaching, Digital Strategist: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/ -  Twitter:@whatsnext

+Ray Hiltz - Social Strategist & Google+ Specialist  Visit:  rayhiltz.com - Twitter:@rayhiltz

Here are a few of our recent shows:

- Are Customers Always Right?  - https://youtu.be/kOIgSnYVR5I

- Is Curation Lazy Content Marketing?https://youtu.be/GyETTSKioUg

- Is Sharing Really About Caring? - https://youtu.be/o2e-zQzpRqY

- The Evolution of Google+ and Communities w/ Martin Shervington
https://youtu.be/ecJFjF38V7Q

- The Medium not the Message with Mark Traphagen:
https://youtu.be/h0M1yn-Hfe0

Catch other past Lunch Bunch shows on my YouTube Playlist: -http://goo.gl/6841cD

Subscribe here for my weekly Marketing News & Views Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

Do you want to be in my #RayBunch  show invitation circle?
Reply "yes" or "Maybe" below or leave a comment.
Someone Is Watching You - Live Streaming Apps & Privacy
Today, June 2, 12:15 PM
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"The immediacy changes things,” said +Kerry O'Shea Gorgone attorney and expert in social media and marketing law.
With other video recording apps, users have a chance to review the footage before it goes out, she said, but that is not so with Meerkat or Periscope. 
(from: Live streaming apps like Meerkat and Periscope pose legal risks for users http://goo.gl/ShIjkO)
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This week in Marketing, Google, SEO and Customer Service
In this week's newsletter:
- Is the customer always right?
- Google News: Google IO etc.
- Stuff You Should Read
- HOA of the week
Lots happening this week in Marketing, Google, Customer Service and SEO. Not the least of which, the announcement from the mount that Google+ is not dead.
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Is Brand a Google Ranking Factor?
Today's #WhiteBoardFriday  by +Rand Fishkin for +Moz 

#SEO  
We often hear SEOs questioning whether or not a company's branding is a direct ranking factor in Google's algorithm. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains the nuances of the answer to that question.
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You'll find I post a lot about Google Plus, Social Media, Business and Marketing.

I also like to share posts of funny memes (love puns), do crazy hangouts with old and new friends, share iPhone photos and other stuff that grabs my attention. 

If you want to get down to social business & Google+, then I invite you to circle my G+ Business Page: +NewRayCom and visit to my website: rayhiltz.com where you can subscribe to my weekly Google+ Newsletter.

We hold a weekly Google+ Tips & Topics Lunch Hangout each Tuesday at 12:15pm.

I'm someone who is inspired by people who care about other people. I'm inspired by the creativity process and people who march to their own drummer.

I'm passionate about equal rights civil conversations.

I abhor fundamentalism, ethnic and political nationalism and intolerance.  

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I'm originally from Moncton NB and now live in Montréal QC

I'm married to a great guy, have four great kids (he's not the mom).

If you want to know more about Ray Hiltz, you know where to find me. :-)
 
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