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Bogus time again...
 
Bill and Ammon ( +Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).

About Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout
This is not a polished, planned and scripted event.  This is a casual hangout with old friends and new, shared with all.  Somewhere around the halfway point, we'll post the link for anyone who wishes to come and join us (space permitting) allowing us to meet even more old and new friends.

The idea of pre-planning, a set topic, or even simply knowing who will be on the show this week?  All totally bogus.

Free Air-Guitars to all attendees (exact model and colour may vary with imagination)

Our uninvited invitations haven't gone out this time, as (frankly) we are really bad at planning and organizing.  However, that just means more open seats right from the start, right?    

As ever, we'll open up the invitations to all for any empty seats once the hangout has begun.

We have no idea yet who will actually turn up, and that's how we like it.  
Excellent!

#BeExcellent   #bogushangout  
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Hey, if Saint George gets a day, its only fair the dragons get one too ;)  We'll have some tea and sympathy in your absence.
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Foundation to Empire is fittingly titled in its reference to Asimov, as well as the all-important fact that any structure built needs firm foundations.  The larger or taller the structure, the stronger and deeper those foundations must be.

Your business venture is nothing but a gamble unless it is likewise founded solidly in the firmament of marketing.  It all has to begin with the market - before the product, not after.

Understanding the market, knowing what people want, and how much, lets you build and tailor a product that is simply built to sell.  Then all you need is the awareness.

Join us on Wed March 25th for a lively discussion about strong foundations, how to build them how to maintain them, and how to use them to support the empire you want to build.
 
 The friendly curmudgeon and wyld stallion of Google+.+Ammon Johns, pioneer online marketer, brings his wisdom and expertise to building your web presence empire. Without a strong and deep foundation your empire will collapse. 
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Introduction
The common view I get from what others say about me is that I'm a long-timer of Internet marketing, well respected, and described as a mentor, expert, and guru, especially in relation to SEO and search marketing.
(See for what others say at http://www.ammonjohns.com/testimonials.html and http://uk.linkedin.com/in/ammonj )

Sometimes I feel I could describe all that to myself in one word: Old :o)

I've been commercially involved with the web since 1995 when I started building websites, first for myself and later for pay.  Through 1996 and '97 I was spending more and more time on working out how to get traffic and custom to sites.  

Following demand (what people were actually hiring me to do rather than what I advertised I did) I shut down my web design business in 1997 and became a full-time specialist in web promotion.

By 1998 I'd started to attract something of a following for my advice, help and general observations in one of the big forums of the day - MarketPositionTalk - which was run by Web Position Gold.

Later, I moved over to a new forum my old friend +Kim Krause Berg was starting atwww.cre8asiteforums.com and there met a lot of new friends and seemed to gain even more of a following.
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Internet Marketing Consultant since I was the only match for those words together.

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I am very interested as to +Ammon Johns approach as I have come to view the growth of a business as a highway system... But I digress...
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If you aren't already following my friend +Tony Dimmock then you may recall him from one of +Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout or a few other hangouts we've done together.  The thing is, he's put together a truly phenomenal collection of SEO related resources.

This is a must read and bookmark for those interested in SEO generally.
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Thanks for exploding my inbox +Ammon Johns :) I was going to add a "Bogus Hangouts" section, but figured visitors may think it's, well, bogus.

So instead, I've add your Stallyns performance with +Bill Slawski to the main HO's section, 'cos it should have been there in the first place. 'Nuf said? Besides, I prefer wine not swine ;)
 
+Vincent Messina - suspicious? Oh, every single day :)
+Jason Darrell - OCD, ADHD, you name it, soon there'll be sections for all-the-things ;)
+Zara Altair :) I'm feeling the heat now..
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Triumphantly Bogus

In the coming +Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout I thought that, since we never ask permission to invite people anyway, why not reach out to a few of the people I am really not sure will accept the invitation.

So, I sent invites to old friend +Mick Sharpe (who always pleads bandwidth issues in the past on other shows), +Jason Darrell (whom I'm simply long overdue to chat with), and +Hart GA (who has often posted comments that make me certain there's a person I'd really enjoy some chat with behind the avatar).

Add in the lovely and delightful +Sherrill Duce whom we all see too little of these days, and our elusive seeming old pal +Carlos Fernandes and its already an amazing list if only half of them turn up.

So, then, I turned the awesome up to 11 and invited +Teodora Petkova as well!
 
Bill and Ammon ( +Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).

About Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout
This is not a polished, planned and scripted event.  This is a casual hangout with old friends and new, shared with all.  Somewhere around the halfway point, we'll post the link for anyone who wishes to come and join us (space permitting) allowing us to meet even more old and new friends.

The idea of pre-planning, a set topic, or even simply knowing who will be on the show this week?  All totally bogus.

Free Air-Guitars to all attendees (exact model and colour may vary with imagination)

Our uninvited invitations this week go out to: +Jason Darrell +Mick Sharpe +Hart GA +Teodora Petkova +Carlos Fernandes and +Sherrill Duce (We don't promise any of these will attend, but that's who we are flinging unexpected invitations to this week).

As ever, we'll open up the invitations to all for any empty seats once the hangout has begun.

We have no idea yet who will actually turn up, and that's how we like it.  
Excellent!

#BeExcellent   #bogushangout  
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Yeah, totally understand that, +Sherrill Duce.  We have our fingers crossed anyway. :) 
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Check out the comments on the original post too, as there are further examples there.  http://goo.gl/nO9JOO
 
In a couple of episodes of #Ammonize  last year, I mentioned the huge business in gaming video right now through Twitch.tv and youtube both.  If it didn't register with you while I was consulting with +Mia Voss or +David Wells then perhaps this article ( http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/06/18/youtuber-pewdiepie-is-making-4-million-a-year/ ) will help make the connection.

This is not an isolated example.  There are a whole range of Youtubers covering a variety of content niches that are earning very, very serious money in ads alone.  Before considering sponsorships and merchandise opportunities.

A Variety survey that found six of Millennials’ top celebrities were YouTube stars.

In fact, the most influential figures listed by teens include: comedy duo Smosh ( http://goo.gl/hIRzQ ), online producers The Fine Bros. ( http://goo.gl/vh6fD ), and Swedish video game player and YouTube personality PewDiePie, ( http://goo.gl/UldYi ), the survey said.
The YouTube celebrity is making big money while traditional video game sites face layoffs and closures.
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With a prominent h/t to +Pam Adger who shared this with me, I foremost ask people not to just think this is sports news.

This is a powerful story about humanity, manners, and respect

It just happens to occur in relation to basketball, but don't let that blind or dissuade you from discovering its application to life and society generally.
 
Steve Hartman on a gesture that was bigger than who won or lost the game
"When I'm an old man I'll still be thinking about this," said a player on the opposing team
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Like +Ammon Johns said this is a lesson.

Manners, honor, respect and humanity should be job one.     
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Roll your own Free Data SEO Dashboard the +Jan-Willem Bobbink way with this superb roundup of several great free tools and how to bring them all into one reporting option.

The lessons learned from this project can be used to add in other free data exports, and to truly customize your reports for your own needs.
 
Data driven SEO: getting detailed insights by using Free Tools
Small or big SEO projects, all will benefit from a structured approach. Build a data dashboard and get insights by using a few free tools.
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Nice post. SEO Tools is a definite time saver. I liked how he mentioned Social Crawlitics for social data. Another handy tool that can quickly compile both social and link data is Netpeak Checker.
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Viral Partners somehow sounds like what keeps an STD clinic in business, more than someone who keeps getting into relationships they can't sustain.

Be that as it may, today's show from +The Codebreakers is all about serial monogamists and others one could describe as addicted to love, or at least, feeling the need to always be in a relationship, even if they are never good at finding the right relationship to be in.

This may seem like a huge departure from our usual subjects, but is it?  Are not many of the same drives and pressures at play in relationships as in other things we choose to be a part of?

Tune in today to see +The Codebreakers team members breaking the code of bad relationships, and the triggers that can cause people to keep making the same mistakes in their choices, over and again...
 
Pandemic Code: Viral Partners

Unlock the mystery of Attachment Theory with +Craig Calvert, +Kristin Drysdale, +Stephanie Sims, and +Grizwald Grim to examine why some people are content to stay with one partner, while others bounce from one person to the next, seeming to be in an ever-lasting search for happiness and security.

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What is Attachment Theory?

Attachment theory suggests early interactions with parents lead to the formation of attachments that reflect self-perceptions and a measure of one's self-worth. This foundation leads to expectations about intimate relationships and is so deeply rooted in cognitive conditioning that it affects relationships for the rest of one's life.

Three Main Attachment Styles:

Secure Attachment:
Ambivalent Attachment:
Avoidant Attachment:   

Tune in to discover your own attachment style and, most importantly, learn more about the factors that promote attachment security and relational well-being so you can stop bouncing and start really loving your life.

Additional conversation on the topic of finding the love of your life, see:
https://youtu.be/R9RXfByXMwA with +CJ Liu    

Meet the #CodeBreakers :
(In alphabetical order)

+Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales 
Super Power -> Communication

+Ammon Johns 
Super Powers-> Strategist, Visibility Control, Protector of Lawns

+Amy Harrison 
Super Power -> Humor, Wordsmith 

+Christopher Vogelmann 
Super Power -> Engagement, Funnies and Gamification

+Craig Calvert 
Super Power -> Psychology and Psychometrics 

+DENNIS N. DUCE 
Super Power -> Engagement, Creativity, and Misspelling 

+Eric Enge 
Super Power -> Data Analysis 

+Gina Fiedel 
Super-Powers -> Perception, Vision-creation

+Grizwald Grim 
Super Power -> Philosophical and Sociological Analysis

+Kristin Drysdale 
Super Power -> Connection, Diplomacy

+Michael Sutton  
Super Power -> Entrepreneurship 

+Stephanie Sims 
Super Power -> The Number Whisperer

+Thomas E. Hanna | BlogPhoto.tv
Super Power -> Grammar Avenger, Solar-Powered Cranium 
 
#PandemicCode   #AttachmentTheory    
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Super copy, +Ammon Johns! You sure you don't want in the panel?  
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A very Happy Birthday is wished to my dear friend +Bill Slawski today.

He moved all the way to San Diego just to have better weather to enjoy his birthdays in, so I hope its a fine day.

Happy Birthday, Bill.
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Happy birthday +Bill Slawski!
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Local SEO is the topic of the day, as I re-share 2 very useful posts that deal with two of the big factors people struggle with.

First up, +Darren Shaw gives us a share of an article on those all important reviews  looking specifically at reviews from non-customers.  http://goo.gl/hWf6KE 

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what about reviews from people other than your customers, clients, or patients?  How legitimate are those reviews?  Do they have their place in the world when the odds are slim that your customers will ever speak up?  How about when review sites don’t even have policies against non-customer reviews?


Then we have +Tihomir Petrov's post sharing a survey from several 'Local SEO experts' that looks at citations  http://goo.gl/cvI47i

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Welcome to the latest update of the Expert Citation Survey. This survey aims to dig deep into the world of local search citations, and we’ve enlisted the help of 22 local search experts to provide their insights and opinions on the importance, the effectiveness and the relevance of local search citations in 2015. 


Footnote:  Sometimes surveys of ranking factors are misleading where radically different opinions can create a middle-ground that actually nobody agreed with.  This is an endemic problem with the annual 'Ranking Factors' surveys generally.
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that's a lot of info there. +Ammon Johns 
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Back and Bogus....
 
Bill and Ammon ( +Bill Slawski  and +Ammon Johns   ) reprise their role as the "Wyld Stallyns" of SEO, with bodacious babe +Kristin Drysdale helping wrangle comments, and stop them chasing squirrels.  (okay, a more realistic goal: prevent them chasing too many squirrels).

About Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout
This is not a polished, planned and scripted event.  This is a casual hangout with old friends and new, shared with all.  Somewhere around the halfway point, we'll post the link for anyone who wishes to come and join us (space permitting) allowing us to meet even more old and new friends.

The idea of pre-planning, a set topic, or even simply knowing who will be on the show this week?  All totally bogus.

Free Air-Guitars to all attendees (exact model and colour may vary with imagination)

Our uninvited invitations haven't gone out this time, as (frankly) we are really bad at planning and organizing.  However, that just means more open seats right from the start, right?    

As ever, we'll open up the invitations to all for any empty seats once the hangout has begun.

We have no idea yet who will actually turn up, and that's how we like it.  
Excellent!

#BeExcellent   #bogushangout  
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+Ammon Johns It's been a while. Thanks for the invitation. I shall. 
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The Funny Accents HOA

Not often you get a HOA that discusses global marketing stuff and yet features all British accents. :)

The Topic is all things Google, so we'll be taking a look at everything from the all-dominant search engine right on through YouTube to specific apps and features of G+.  One thing is absolutely certain: Google is the single most-important overall company when you are involved in any sort of Internet Marketing.

Perhaps a side-topic is just how powerful and influential Google have been allowed and able to become, where no email marketing can ignore Gmail, no mobile marketing can ignore Android, no search marketing can ignore Google search, etc, etc.  How much more of a monopoly can any company ever be expected to have over all forms of digital communication?
 
In our first show of 2015 we're tackling a biggie ... Google! Yep, nothing like starting the year as we mean to go on. For this Google Essentials show we'll take a look at Google and all the marketing tools they make available to small businesses, from Google+ to Drive and Gmail.

Sure, it's a pretty chunky topic but we think we've got a couple of chaps who can help us cut through the clutter and get to the good stuff.

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+Ammon Johns has been commercially involved with the web since back in 1995 and is enormously well respected in internet marketing and SEO circles. He's involved in a number of weekly HOA's and continues to consult with and help all types and sizes of business.
☞ Here's Ammon's website - http://goo.gl/NnLhzD

+martin shervington is a speaker, consultant and marketing psychologist. For the past couple of years he's practically lived on Google+ and continues to offer stacks of free advice and content to help people and their businesses across the globe.
☞ Here's Martin's blog - http://goo.gl/TaaP4

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+Zara Altair hear, hear.
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The common view I get from what others say about me is that I'm a long-timer of Internet marketing, well respected, and described as a mentor, expert, and guru, especially in relation to SEO and search marketing.
(See for what others say at http://www.ammonjohns.com/testimonials.html and http://uk.linkedin.com/in/ammonj )

Sometimes I feel I could describe all that to myself in one word: Old :o)

I've been commercially involved with the web since 1995 when I started building websites, first for myself and later for pay.  Through 1996 and '97 I was spending more and more time on working out how to get traffic and custom to sites. 

Following demand (what people were actually hiring me to do rather than what I advertised I did) I shut down my web design business in 1997 and became a full-time specialist in web promotion.

By 1998 I'd started to attract something of a following for my advice, help and general observations in one of the big forums of the day - MarketPositionTalk - which was run by Web Position Gold.

Later, I moved over to a new forum my old friend +Kim Krause Berg was starting at www.cre8asiteforums.com and there met a lot of new friends and seemed to gain even more of a following.
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Internet Marketing Consultant since I was the only match for those words together
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