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Ammon Johns
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Marketer, SEO, and Pioneer
Marketer, SEO, and Pioneer

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This week's #BogusHangout  sees the special uninvited invitations going out to +Christine Churchill, +Debra Mastaler, +Kim Krause Berg, and +Sophie Iredale. If they are all willing and able that is one heck of a line-up. Not that one should ever forget our regular panel of +Bill Slawski +Kristin Drysdale +Terry Van Horne and +Jennifer Slegg are all-stars in their own right.

In all seriousness, I've seen many conferences boast less luminous speakers than this panel present. However, being the Bogus Hangout we'll probably squander this meeting of brilliant minds to gossip about inconsequentials just as much as #SEO and #marketing things.   

I cannot promise any spare seats to join in the hangout directly this week, but we always follow our viewers comments avidly and eagerly. Come along and join in the conversation.
Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout is a weekly chat and discussion event. The main crew are #SEO and #marketing folks (of some note) but guests come from all sorts of jobs and interests and our discussions may meander onto all sorts of topics.

The norm for discussion shows is to carefully pick guests and topics. That's where this show is most Bogus. This is a casual chat between interesting people and whoever joins is welcomed. Serendipitous chaos is our USP.

Our habit is to simply throw out a few invitations to guests without much (if any) ado, often without asking them in advance, and simply seeing who is free to turn up.

Our uninvited invitations this week go out to +Christine Churchill, +Debra Mastaler, +Kim Krause Berg, and +Sophie Iredale.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14kYLTbvXFk

Regular crew:
+Bill Slawski- https://twitter.com/bill_slawski
+Ammon Johns- https://twitter.com/Ammon_Johns
+Kristin Drysdale- https://twitter.com/kymaniKD  
+Terry Van Horne- https://twitter.com/terryvanhorne 
+Jennifer Slegg- https://twitter.com/jenstar  

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Another episode of our merry misfits meandering marketing mayhem...
Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout is a weekly chat and discussion event. The main crew are #SEO and #marketing folks (of some note) but guests come from all sorts of jobs and interests and our discussions may meander onto all sorts of topics.

The norm for discussion shows is to carefully pick guests and topics. That's where this show is most Bogus. This is a casual chat between interesting people and whoever joins is welcomed. Serendipitous chaos is our USP.

Our habit is to simply throw out a few invitations to guests without much (if any) ado, often without asking them in advance, and simply seeing who is free to turn up.

This week we are calling out uninvited invitations for +Stephen Kenwright and +Gerry White and will issue an open invitation (a live link) for others to join us in any empty spots once we begin.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDxXIquNS6s

Regular crew:
+Bill Slawski- https://twitter.com/bill_slawski
+Ammon Johns- https://twitter.com/Ammon_Johns
+Kristin Drysdale- https://twitter.com/kymaniKD  
+Terry Van Horne- https://twitter.com/terryvanhorne 
+Jennifer Slegg- https://twitter.com/jenstar  

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Added photos to Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout #79.

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It's that time of the week again.
Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout is a weekly chat and discussion event. The main crew are #SEO and #marketing folks (of some note) but guests come from all sorts of jobs and interests and our discussions may meander onto all sorts of topics.

The norm for discussion shows is to carefully pick guests and topics. That's where this show is most Bogus. This is a casual chat between interesting people and whoever joins is welcomed. Serendipitous chaos is our USP.

Our habit is to simply throw out a few invitations to guests without much (if any) ado, often without asking them in advance, and simply seeing who is free to turn up.

This week we are simply going without any specific nominations for guests, and will instead issue an open invitation (a live link) to join us once we begin.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRzaE4KByQg

Regular crew:
+Bill Slawski - https://twitter.com/bill_slawski
+Ammon Johns - https://twitter.com/Ammon_Johns
+Kristin Drysdale - https://twitter.com/kymaniKD  
+Terry Van Horne - https://twitter.com/terryvanhorne 
+Jennifer Slegg - https://twitter.com/jenstar  

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Building a New House For Santa

Where I live, this man walks the streets daily with a Santa hat or a Dr Suess hat on, headphones in, just bebopping all over the place.

This is Harry Buie, he has lived in that house behind him for 59yrs, he was literally born inside the home. It is falling apart and the Town determined it was uninhabitable.

We need approximately $50k to build him a 1br/1ba cottage to finish out his days in. Any and all donations matter tremendously.

Thanks in advance, and if you can't give, please at least share :-) 

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Was really nice to see both +Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout and the Cre8asite Forums get a shout-out in this article on lesser-known resources: https://searchenginewatch.com/2016/09/06/nine-lesser-known-seo-resources-and-blogs-you-might-not-follow-but-should/

+Bill Slawski +Kim Krause Berg 

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Actually, +Bill Slawski will be on a flight at the time, this week, but have no fear that we'll still have plenty to chat about.
Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout is a weekly chat and discussion event. The main crew are #SEO and #marketing folks (of some note) but guests come from all sorts of jobs and interests and our discussions may meander onto all sorts of topics.

The norm for discussion shows is to carefully pick guests and topics. That's where this show is most Bogus. This is a casual chat between interesting people and whoever joins is welcomed. Serendipitous chaos is our USP.

Our habit is to simply throw out a few invitations to guests without much (if any) ado, often without asking them in advance, and simply seeing who is free to turn up.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9Ha3Yj8ILs

Regular crew:
Bill Slawski - https://twitter.com/bill_slawski -+Bill Slawski 
Ammon Johns - https://twitter.com/Ammon_Johns -+Ammon Johns 
Kristin Drysdale - https://twitter.com/kymaniKD -+Kristin Drysdale 
Terry Van Horne - https://twitter.com/terryvanhorne -+Terry Van Horne 
Jennifer Slegg - https://twitter.com/jenstar -+Jennifer Slegg 

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Google Q&A on Crawling and Rendering
September 7th
*Google Q&A (#5) 'Crawling and Rendering' *

http://webpromo.expert/google-qa-crawlingrendering/

This series of Q&A Hangouts with Googlers has been both fun and fascinating.

Fun because all of those involved are good humoured, genuinely good people to have a conversation with. And they still laugh at my dancing pandas backgrounds, or whatever else I decide to bring along.

Fascinating because, let's face it, Google itself is absolutely fascinating on so many levels. The sheer size and scope of what Google does is utterly amazing. That some of their absolute finest technical attainments are virtually unknown, completely unappreciated by most of its users, even those who consider themselves fans, only adds to that for me.

Well, this time around we get to touch on one of those truly amazing parts that are rarely appreciated - Crawling and Rendering.

Google crawl and index millions of pages per day, and billions, perhaps even trillions per month. The sheer scale of this is utterly mind-boggling, and the logistics of it - to simply grab all of those URLs without flooding any one server, even when it is virtually hosting hundreds of different sites, is truly fantastic.

Imagine having 10 billion pages to index. Imagine having to do that in a month, every month. Lets say there are 30 days in each month. Multiply that by 24 to get a number of hours, then multiply that by 60 to get the number of minutes in a month. Finally multiply that sum by 60 to calculate the total number of seconds in the month.

30 x 24 x 60 x 60 = 2,592,000

Now divide 10 billion by that number to work out how many pages Google have to grab and process in every single second, just to index those 10 billion documents once per month.

A little over 3,858 pages per second.

Now, remember that Google need to index many pages multiple times each month, and news sites multiple times per hour. They also like to have the freshest possible idea of what's on the homepage and category pages of important/popular online stores too, of course.

Then think about how few pages actually load in one second or less.

Then add to all of that, the whole thing about how no server could handle that kind of load from a spider, and how Google have to intelligently split up that whole task, carefully scheduled, so even with hundreds of sites on one server, Googlebot isn't taking servers down all over the web day in and day out.

Seriously, I'd rate this as one of the most complex pieces of logistics imaginable, and Google do it with such ease and grace that most people will never even think about it.

In our discussion, +Ammon Johns+Bill Slawski, +Eric Enge and +Jennifer Slegg once again get to put their questions to Google's +Andrey Lipattsev and +John Mueller  - hosted by +Anton Shulke of +WebPromoExperts (дистанционное обучение) 

We'll be discussing what Google can crawl, how it prioritizes, whether Crawl Budget is something you should think about, and of course, questions about how Google renders and indexes things like javascript, content in areas that only load later, as the page scrolls, or as tabs are clicked, and more.

Join us.

http://webpromo.expert/google-qa-crawlingrendering/

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The Business of Digital Marketing

In a few days time, I'll be discussing the business of digital marketing and SEO with +WebPromoExperts (дистанционное обучение), +Tony Dimmock, +Dawn Anderson+Tim Capper, and +Craig Campbell  (couldn't originally find his G+ profile).

This is going to be a frank, no-hold-barred talk about all of the business issues of starting, running, growing, and managing a business in SEO or other forms of digital marketing (including social media management).

We'll talk about getting started, about getting clients, about managing clients, and of course, about pricing models. In essence, we'll talk about the Marketing of Marketing.

http://webpromo.expert/digital-marketing-as-business-seo/

This should be the start of a very good discussion, and if you have specific questions you'd like answered, register for the event and post them on the page.

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Way back, before I even started messing around with the Internet, I still loved computer games. Like many others of my era, that means I have a ton of fond memories of the Amiga, and the huge array of games it offered.

Well, apparently some 20,000 of those games (along with some utilities, demos and other Amiga software) are available at https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_amiga

I certainly remember playing a few of these, such as Spy vs Spy, and Battle Command, as well as the many versions of the popular arcade games like Galaga, Manic Miner, and many others.
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