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9 Characteristics Of Human Marketing
by +Robert Caruso via +Curatti 

There's a lot of talk about keeping it real and humanizing business.
But what does that mean?

One of the most real humans I know is Robert Caruso.
He's a no BS guy who wears his heart on his sleeve and his smarts in his head.

We're all busy, and there's no one I know who is busier than Robert. But he always finds time to respond to tweets and send a quick thanks for a shared post. (Great, now I put him on the spot. :-)

Companies are busy.
But there ways to manage the time devoted to social media marketing. One is Automation.

But beware..."The Perils of Automation."

Apps don't replace people. Not yet, anyway.

#socialmediamarketing   #bundlepost  
There are a few highly important things around the human marketing component, that separate big brand social media marketing from everyone else
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so well said Gideon. Appreciate the kind words man. 
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This Week in the Google+ Help Community - The Android App Troubleshooting Edition!
via +Ayoub Khote 
 
This Week In The Google+ Help Community
The Android App Troubleshooting Edition!

Every now and then, an app will misbehave. Sometimes it’s because of data, the connection, or another app conflicting.

If it’s the Google+ app that is misbehaving, there are a few things that can be done to see what is happening.

To get to the screen below, go to your phone’s Settings app, then Apps, then find Google+.

Ignore Force Stop option. That isn’t something to use.

Uninstall Updates will help to force the download of the latest version of the app. If you’re not getting an update, or an update fails to install, then use that option.

Disable will disable the app. But you LOVE Google+, so you won’t do that ;)

Clear Data will clear and reset the app. All data with the app will be wiped, and when the app is run, it will be as if it has been run for the first time. WARNING! This may cause a spike in your data usage. Only do this if you’re on an unlimited connection.

Clear Cache This is the less intensive version of the above, and usually the first thing to try if the app starts misbehaving. This will only clear temporary data that may be interfering with the app.

Tip of the Week

As a bonus, you can also go to Storage from the Settings app, and tap on Cached data. This will clear the caches of all the apps on your Android device :D

Thanks for all of your questions and insights this week. Special thanks to everyone who helped respond to questions this week. Make sure to check back again next week when +Michael Banks will help to highlight the best of the community.

#weeklyreport #googleplusprotip #besthelpontheweb
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Is Social Media a Mobocracy?

Not so long ago, Social Media was seen by many businesses as the realm of unicorns and rainbows. 
“I love you. You love me, We’re a happy family.”

Well, wheres there’s fairies, there’s ogres. (or Vampires, if you’re a True Blood fan.)

The platforms have matured.
Social media is taken more seriously by companies - as an accommodating place for their marketing Trojan horses.

Social media promised to be the great democratizer. 
As in “real life” democracy is messy and without any “governing” body it’s vulnerable to mob rule.

Freedom comes with responsibilities. 
One of the greatest is to treat others as you would have them treat you.
Yes, the Golden Rule.

The dark side of social.
A recent post by +Gini Dietrich ( http://goo.gl/kM6uiv ) casted a another light on the dark side of social media.

One of the examples she cites is of Justine Sacco ( http://goo.gl/tSqALK ) who earlier this year broke her silence after she lost her job and went into hiding after tweeting this unfortunate message:

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”

... “After she tweeted that gem, she got on an 11-hour flight that didn’t have an Internet connection and went to sleep. The social media mob went nuts. Her tweet went viral and the hashtag, #HasJustineLandedYet , trended globally while people gleefully waited to see what would happen.”

What happened was her boss bowed to the mob and fired her while she was still on the flight without hearing her side of the story.

Another more tragic case and all too familiar story, is of a teenager, a beautiful girl from Nova Scotia,  Rehtaeh Parsons, ( http://goo.gl/WNmdDK ) who was raped and then mocked mercilessly on social media until she could take no more.

What can we do as good social media citizens to, if not completely stop this monstrous behaviour, at least not to pick up our own pitchfork and join the mob?

Gini, in the referenced post, wrote her own golden rule list:
For more details go to: http://goo.gl/np73Y9

- If someone wrongs you, talk to them privately. 
- Don’t jump on the bandwagon. 
- Be professional in your discourse. 
- Take time to learn both sides. 
- Remember there are human beings on the other side. 
- Live the Golden Rule.

Do you have others to add?

Join us on Tuesday, March 31st at 12:15pm and bring your stories and thoughts.

Be sure to stick around for the last 5 minutes of the show when we'll be serving our Lunch Bunch Take-Out - tips and links to resources relating to the day's topic.

Watching on mobile? Here's the YouTube link:  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wd-cEph4j0

The #RayBunch  are:
+Scott Scowcroft  - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+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

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

+Ray Hiltz - Digital Strategist, Google+ Specialist - Power Your Business With Google Plus: Visit:  rayhiltz.com- Twitter:@rayhiltz

Here's some of our recent shows:
- Spring Cleaning Your Digital House - https://youtu.be/IVZ7NqEezBc
- It Ain't Easy Being Evergreen - https://youtu.be/pQtFaki1tGg
- Generalist or Specialist? With Ryan Hanley -  https://youtu.be/hoXxt-WSn1k

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

Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

Heads Up:
If you attended the show and commented in the events page, you will be put in a notification circle to be invited to future shows. If you don't wish to be included in this notification circle, let me know and I'll remove you from it. :-) 

 
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What Kind of Music do you Listen to when you're working?
If I need to focus, it's usually some West Coast Jazz like Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan.
If I REALLY have to focus; it's the sound of silence... not the S&G song.

As the day progresses so does my need to up the energy until I'm "Walking On Sunshine" by the end of the day.

#musictoworkby  
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If I really have to concentrate, classic music works best to me.

But to motivate me and lift my mood, afro-american music allways is the best.

What a nice meeting, in the late fifties I think, Mulligan/Desmond. It's years since I heard it.
/Arnaldo
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Have You Done Your Online Spring Cleaning Yet?
You know what Mr. Franklin said:
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
 
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Online Properties
Time for Social Media Spring Cleaning

When was the last time you got to your Twitter account to check how many “bots” were following you?

Like the cleaning supplies under our kitchen sinks, there’s no shortage of products that will help us “clean house”.

Trouble is – cleaning’s right up there with biannual Dental visits among the things we procrastinate.

But if we don’t take time to maintain our digital properties, we could end up with the equivalent of a root canal instead of a relatively painless cleaning.

What are some of the rooms in our digital house that need cleaning?

Apps – Do you know what third party apps have permission to access your account?

Security – When was the last time you changed your passwords?  I use LastPass to generate new passwords ( and remember) them regularly.

Branding - Have you made changes to your profile photo. updated your bio, changed your logo? Have they been implemented across all your properties?

Contact Info - Updated?

Images & other media – Computer feeling sluggish? Spend hours flipping through blog images you don’t need anymore. If you don’t use them, toss them.

Go to the original post to view teh #RayBunch  show and the 2 minute excerpts from each of the LunchBunch responding to:

What platform do you feel is most challenging to maintain?

What’s an example of something that happened that could have been avoided had you “cleaned house”?

Show bonus: The RayLunchBunch TakeOut
This week:
1. Circloscope YouTube Playlist for Cleaning Your Circles http://goo.gl/7gLG6w

2. Duplicate Annihilator app that removes duplicates from iPhoto. http://goo.gl/P6tVV5

3. The Power of the Quarterly Business Review http://goo.gl/703Y38

4. Crowdfireapp Twitter & Instagram manager.

5. The Ultimate Digital Clutter Solution by +Scott Scowcroft 


The #RayBunch  are:

Business strategist, +Jessica Dewell 
Branding & Marketing specialist, +Randy Bowden 
CEO of The Scott Treatment, +Scott Scowcroft 
Digital Strategist & Google+ Coach, +B.L. Ochman 
Social Media & Google+ Strategist, +Ray Hiltz  


#socialmedia   #security   #digitalmarketing  
The internet is not magic. It just may seem so. Like your real house, your digital property needs regular Spring cleaning and maintenance.
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Always look forward to my Weekly SEO Insider
from +Brent Carnduff 

#plusonly  
 
Your Weekly SEO Insider
by +Brent Carnduff 
This week:
   - Mobile SEO
   - Link Building
   - Search Engine News

#SEO  
Mobile SEO Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm goes live on April 21st. It should be noteworthy that Google’s trying to help you get it right. Is your site ready? Since we know this algorithm will be significantly larger in impact compared to the Panda and Penguin algorithms, webmasters are kind of anxious about the release. Google Clarifies …
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Have You Checked Out The Plus Your Business Community, Yet?
Here's a sampling of what goes on. via +Plus Your Business! 
See you there.

#weeklyroundup  
 
‘Plus Your Business’ Community - (NEW) Weekly Roundup!
Check out the current happenings in the PYB Community. Read more…

Message from Martin: 
An amazing week, with beautiful people. If we connected, please come say hi on this thread. We will make sure we support you in the best way we can. Stay safe. I am leaving for Phoenix and #ICON15 very soon. It is quite the journey.
p.s. Plus Your Life and Plus Your Business are working together very well...

“The PYB Show”! Even Newer 30 minute Format…. LIVE From Social Media Marketing World 2015 http://plusyourbiz.com/q8
with Special Guests
+Ronnie Bincer
+Mark Traphagen
+Eric Enge
+David Amerland
+Jeff Sieh
+Wade Harman

Extra Special ShoutOut & Thank-You! to +Travis Taylor
for all the amazing video captured this week!!! Stay Tuned..

FEATURED STORIES From PYB Pro Community 
Posts you may have missed from the PYB Pro Members

1. Reputation, Tourism. Semantic Search and Branding ... by +David Amerland  http://plusyourbiz.com/q9

2. New / Added Google+ Help Tips...by +Denis Labelle  http://plusyourbiz.com/qa

3. Google+ Events on +CircleCount http://plusyourbiz.com/qb

PYB PRO’s
Congratulations to this week’s Pro Members
+Nicky Pasquier Level 1
+Peter Feltham  Level 2
+Rey Ley  Level 3
+Janine Marriott  Level 4
+George Cohn  Level 4
+Ray Hiltz  Level 4

JUST FOR FUN
http://www.googlefeud.com/” by GoogleFeud.com
Google Feud is a web game based on the Google API. They select the questions, then the results are pulled directly from Google's autocomplete. Beware, certain results may be offensive and/or incomprehensible. For updates, like on Facebook. 

That’s our week in review! Great to see you all this week and can’t wait to see what the next 7 has in store. Cheers!

#plusyourbusiness
#plusyourbusinessroundup 
#SMMW2105
#plusyourbusinessnewsletter
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Is Social Media a Mobocracy?
Social media promised to be the great democratizer.

As in “real life” democracy is messy and without any “governing” body it’s vulnerable to mob rule.

Freedom comes with responsibilities. 
One of the greatest is to treat others as you would have them treat you.
Yes, the Golden Rule.

Join +Jessica Dewell +Randy Bowden +Scott Scowcroft +B.L. Ochman and me next Tuesday as we look at the dark side of social.

#RayBunch   #socialmedia   #bullying  
 
Is Social Media a Mobocracy?

Not so long ago, Social Media was seen by many businesses as the realm of unicorns and rainbows. 
“I love you. You love me, We’re a happy family.”

Well, wheres there’s fairies, there’s ogres. (or Vampires, if you’re a True Blood fan.)

The platforms have matured.
Social media is taken more seriously by companies - as an accommodating place for their marketing Trojan horses.

Social media promised to be the great democratizer. 
As in “real life” democracy is messy and without any “governing” body it’s vulnerable to mob rule.

Freedom comes with responsibilities. 
One of the greatest is to treat others as you would have them treat you.
Yes, the Golden Rule.

The dark side of social.
A recent post by +Gini Dietrich ( http://goo.gl/kM6uiv ) casted a another light on the dark side of social media.

One of the examples she cites is of Justine Sacco ( http://goo.gl/tSqALK ) who earlier this year broke her silence after she lost her job and went into hiding after tweeting this unfortunate message:

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”

... “After she tweeted that gem, she got on an 11-hour flight that didn’t have an Internet connection and went to sleep. The social media mob went nuts. Her tweet went viral and the hashtag, #HasJustineLandedYet , trended globally while people gleefully waited to see what would happen.”

What happened was her boss bowed to the mob and fired her while she was still on the flight without hearing her side of the story.

Another more tragic case and all too familiar story, is of a teenager, a beautiful girl from Nova Scotia,  Rehtaeh Parsons, ( http://goo.gl/WNmdDK ) who was raped and then mocked mercilessly on social media until she could take no more.

What can we do as good social media citizens to, if not completely stop this monstrous behaviour, at least not to pick up our own pitchfork and join the mob?

Gini, in the referenced post, wrote her own golden rule list:
For more details go to: http://goo.gl/np73Y9

- If someone wrongs you, talk to them privately. 
- Don’t jump on the bandwagon. 
- Be professional in your discourse. 
- Take time to learn both sides. 
- Remember there are human beings on the other side. 
- Live the Golden Rule.

Do you have others to add?

Join us on Tuesday, March 31st at 12:15pm and bring your stories and thoughts.

Be sure to stick around for the last 5 minutes of the show when we'll be serving our Lunch Bunch Take-Out - tips and links to resources relating to the day's topic.

Watching on mobile? Here's the YouTube link:  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wd-cEph4j0

The #RayBunch  are:
+Scott Scowcroft  - The ScottTreatment: www.theSCOTTtreatment.com

+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

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

+Ray Hiltz - Digital Strategist, Google+ Specialist - Power Your Business With Google Plus: Visit:  rayhiltz.com- Twitter:@rayhiltz

Here's some of our recent shows:
- Spring Cleaning Your Digital House - https://youtu.be/IVZ7NqEezBc
- It Ain't Easy Being Evergreen - https://youtu.be/pQtFaki1tGg
- Generalist or Specialist? With Ryan Hanley -  https://youtu.be/hoXxt-WSn1k

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

Subscribe here for my weekly Newsletter: http://goo.gl/EbWkOa

Heads Up:
If you attended the show and commented in the events page, you will be put in a notification circle to be invited to future shows. If you don't wish to be included in this notification circle, let me know and I'll remove you from it. :-) 

 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Ray Hiltz. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Is Social Media a Mobocracy?
Tomorrow, March 31, 12:15 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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New Search and Analysis Tool for Google+ Events.
from +CircleCount 
h/t +martin shervington 

#googleplusevents  
 
Google+ Events on CircleCount
http://www.circlecount.com/events/

Today we are launching a new search and analysis tool for Google+ Events.

On the main page (linked above) you will find current Google+ Events. You will be able 
► to check for more events on other days with a date selector
► to search for events by keywords
► add new events that are not yet in our index

Every event is linked on this page to an analysis page where you can find more information about this event, like
► the most plusoned comments on the event
► the persons/pages with the most followers having commented on this event
► all commenters of this event
► all guests of this event who are going/went to the event

What could be a better example than an event with +Mark Traphagen, +Ronnie Bincer, +Jeff Sieh, +Wade Harman, +Eric Enge, +martin shervington, +David Amerland (ordered by their Google-ID ;) )?
Check out this event by +Plus Your Business! at:
www.circlecount.com/event/?id=camdfhgipgn6jsomb94h3ekaukk

What's the first event you will add on this page?

#circlecountupdate #events #analytics

Special thanks to the professional team of +Quote Mirror for providing the background image for this and many more upcoming posts. Please check out their awesome quotes and graphics!
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+CircleCount Great stuff as usual, guys.
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Tools To Help You Spring Clean Your Online House
This is the Take Out segment of our latest #RayBunch  show: Spring Cleaning Your Digital House.  http://goo.gl/1u6bEX

1. Circloscope YouTube Playlist for Cleaning Your Circles* http://goo.gl/7gLG6w +Circloscope 

2. Duplicate Annihilator app that removes duplicates from iPhoto. http://goo.gl/P6tVV5

3. The Power of the Quarterly Business Review http://goo.gl/703Y38

4. Crowdfireapp  Twitter & Instagram manager. +Crowdfire 

5. The Ultimate Digital Clutter Solution by +Scott Scowcroft http://goo.gl/mlwGei

#socialmediamarketing  
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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Online Properties
Time for Social Media Spring Cleaning

When was the last time you got to your Twitter account to check how many “bots” were following you?

Like the cleaning supplies under our kitchen sinks, there’s no shortage of products that will help us “clean house”.

Trouble is – cleaning’s right up there with biannual Dental visits among the things we procrastinate.

But if we don’t take time to maintain our digital properties, we could end up with the equivalent of a root canal instead of a relatively painless cleaning.

What are some of the rooms in our digital house that need cleaning?

Apps – Do you know what third party apps have permission to access your account?

Security – When was the last time you changed your passwords?  I use LastPass to generate new passwords ( and remember) them regularly.

Branding - Have you made changes to your profile photo. updated your bio, changed your logo? Have they been implemented across all your properties?

Contact Info - Updated?

Images & other media – Computer feeling sluggish? Spend hours flipping through blog images you don’t need anymore. If you don’t use them, toss them.

Go to the original post to view the  #RayBunch  show and the 2 minute excerpts from each of the LunchBunch responding to:

What platform do you feel is most challenging to maintain?

What’s an example of something that happened that could have been avoided had you “cleaned house”?

Show bonus: The RayLunchBunch TakeOut
This week:
1. Circloscope YouTube Playlist for Cleaning Your Circles http://goo.gl/7gLG6w

2. Duplicate Annihilator app that removes duplicates from iPhoto. http://goo.gl/P6tVV5

3. The Power of the Quarterly Business Review http://goo.gl/703Y38

4. Crowdfireapp Twitter & Instagram manager.

5. The Ultimate Digital Clutter Solution by +Scott Scowcroft 


The #RayBunch  are:

Business strategist, +Jessica Dewell 
Branding & Marketing specialist, +Randy Bowden 
CEO of The Scott Treatment, +Scott Scowcroft 
Digital Strategist & Google+ Coach, +B.L. Ochman 
Social Media & Google+ Strategist, +Ray Hiltz  


#socialmedia   #security   #digitalmarketing  
The internet is not magic. It just may seem so. Like your real house, your digital property needs regular Spring cleaning and maintenance.
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Powering Your Business with Google Plus
Introduction
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.  

My personal interests include:
 -  reading (fiction & non)
 -  music (anything but Opera and harpsichords),
 -  musical theatre,
 -  politics (especially Canadian)
 -  history
 -  human rights
 -  arts (performing & visual)
 -  nature 

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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    Social Media & Google+ Specialist, present
    Google Plus Coach, Social Media Consultant, Strategist
  • l'Hôtel Le Meridien-Versailles
    Accounts, 2009 - 2010
    Accounting
  • Repercussion Theatre
    Executive Director, 2000 - 2009
    Responsible for operations of Theatre Company including, Board Development, Fundraising, production, marketing etc.
  • School of Toronto Dance Theatre
    Aministrator, 1998 - 1999
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