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Carol D
This is my personal profile for private connections only - please visit me on my professional profile to connect
This is my personal profile for private connections only - please visit me on my professional profile to connect


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A new class of “profit-driven marketers“ focuses on profits by rethinking digital advertising basics like KPIs, budgets and customer journeys. Read more on how these marketers are achieving a better bottom line.

Anyone here know php and css?  I have a theme that I really like that needs a couple of tweaks but I am stuck and dont know what code I need to use to do what I need to do :(

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Google certified shopping h/t +Thomas Morffew for finding this exciting news

Introducing Google Certified Shops UK.

Here's a post from +Brian Marquardt, Group Product Manager, Google Shopping about Google Certified Shops.

"Last year, we introduced a free certification programme in the US to help consumers shop online with confidence and create new opportunities for businesses to build trust and loyalty with their customers.

We’ve been working hard to expand the programme, and today, we’re excited to announce that we are piloting Google Certified Shops with select retailers in the UK.
Helping people identify excellent online shops.

Google Certified Shops helps consumers find online merchants that offer a consistently great customer experience, including excellent service and reliable dispatch.

Qualifying retailers display the Google Certified Shops badge on their site, letting visitors know that they can trust that store.

When a shopper hovers over the badge, they’ll see helpful performance metrics, plus information about free purchase protection from Google.

If a shopper has an issue with a Google Certified Shop protected purchase, we’ll be there to help, including protecting eligible orders for up to £1,000 ( Below is an example of a Google Certified Shop badge.

Helping great shops grow their businesses.

When retailers display the Google Certified Shop badge, their potential customers will know instantly that they can shop with confidence.

Based on the success stories that we’ve seen in the US , we expect that participating UK retailers will see meaningful increases in their online sales (
We’re thrilled to be partnering with a terrific set of retailers in the UK. You can see the badge on their sites starting today:  

Google Certified Shops is entirely free, both for shoppers and online stores. We’ll be testing the most helpful way to display Google Certified Shops information, so you may see different versions of the badge, or not see the badge at all, whilst we conduct experiments.

If you’re a retailer and interested in the programme, please let us know: To learn more about Google Certified Shops, visit"

Testing the new updates in a community - this is a post from the official owner.... you will now see the word OWNER displayed in green on any posts a community owner makes.

HI everyone - can a community owner/manager please accept my request to join as myself here on my main profile (this is my old pre- Google apps profile that I originally joined with but would much prefer to be here as the real me with my pic etc) 

This is my primary profile that I am hoping you will accept so I can come and join the conversations with you all

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If you would like to unravel Google Plus and learn more about using it to build great relationships and increase your visibility - the brand new G Plus Divas guide is available for download for just $.99 this weekend only and has top class 5* reviews as well as being #5 in the best sellers list for its category in less than 24hrs too  (US)  (UK)

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Carol Dodsley hung out with 1 person. <a class='ot-hashtag' href=''>#hangoutsonair</a>Rob Warner

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Carol Dodsley hung out with 2 people. <a class='ot-hashtag' href=''>#hangoutsonair</a>Jenny Braithwaite and Clare Turner Marshall

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Interesting article about Googles planned Babel chat If this replaces skype - I for one will be a happy bunny as skype really does not work on a chromebook :)
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