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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 :-) 
One day walking home from school, little Evie made the remark..."I wish someone would fix Santa's house". And, a child's wish has brought a community together. The Pleasure Island community and 5 local contractors have came together to build Harry (Santa) a brand new 1 bedroom/1 bath 500 sq....
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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 
Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout #76
Tue, September 6, 3:00 PM

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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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Hopefully, this week it won't just be me on my own when starting time rolls around. It does amuse me most weeks that a panel of people so well-versed and experienced in all things Internet still ask for the link, forgetting they can actually log-in as the Hangout organiser account. :)
 
Weekly discussion and chat show by marketers, but not necessarily about marketing. The regulars chat with diverse guests about anything and everything.

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).  +Terry Van Horne joins us to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking. Bodacious SEM babe +Jennifer Slegg has somehow been convinced that joining the band is a good idea.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


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. It is a virtual meetup group of genuine conversation.  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 general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). 

This week we're going for our version of a jam session again, with no particular invitations, and an open invitation for any of our viewers to jump in and join us for the conversation.
      
We'll post the link to join us live once we start.

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

#beexcellent       #bogushangout   
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Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout #72
Tue, August 9, 3:00 PM
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Later today (at least from the UK perspective) it's that time of week again.
 
Weekly discussion and chat show by marketers and guests about anything and everything.

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).  +Terry Van Horne joins us to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking. Bodacious SEM babe +Jennifer Slegg has somehow been convinced that joining the band is a good idea.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


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. It is a virtual meetup group of genuine conversation.  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 general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). 

This week we're going for our version of a jam session again, with no particular invitations, and an open invitation for any of our viewers to jump in and join us for the conversation.
      
We'll post the link to join us live once we start.

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

#beexcellent       #bogushangout   
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout #67
Tue, June 28, 3:00 PM
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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  
Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout #78
Tue, September 20, 3:00 PM

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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 
I was having a conversation earlier today about some of my favorite SEO resources and how I felt like they were flying under the radar. So I decided to put together a list of my favorites that I feel aren’t shared or mentioned enough. Not because I think these individuals deserve more views, but because I think the SEO community is missing out by not listening to what they have to say. Bill and Ammon’s Bogus Hangout Bill Slawski and Ammon Johns ...
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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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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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My elder brother was the computer guy in the house. I used to just sit down and have fun watching him play.....most of the time. :)

Barbarian, R-Type, Altered Beast, World Games and California Games, plus all those Psygnosis games with mad graphics and music (Shadow of the Beast)..... Funny enough, he later got to work at Psygnosis and Electronic Arts by the way.
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The Chat Show where anything can happen, and anyone could be talking about anything. Who knows, perhaps this week we'll even remember we are supposed to stop the broadcast after an hour!
 
Weekly discussion and chat show by marketers, but not necessarily about marketing. The regulars chat with diverse guests about anything and everything.

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).  +Terry Van Horne joins us to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking. Bodacious SEM babe +Jennifer Slegg has somehow been convinced that joining the band is a good idea.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


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. It is a virtual meetup group of genuine conversation.  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 general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). 

This week we're going for our version of a jam session again, with no particular invitations, and an open invitation for any of our viewers to jump in and join us for the conversation.
      
We'll post the link to join us live once we start.

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

#beexcellent       #bogushangout   
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Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout #71
Tue, August 2, 3:00 PM
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Trying not to be late, as I'm rushing to cook and eat between this and an earlier webinar...
 
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).  +Terry Van Horne joins us to release more squirrels when Kristin isn't looking. Bodacious SEM babe +Jennifer Slegg has somehow been convinced that joining the band is a good idea.

(No squirrels are harmed in the making of this program)


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. It is a virtual meetup group of genuine conversation.  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 general style is to issue uninvited invitations, naming folks we think might like a chat, without asking first if they are available (or willing). 

This week we're going for our version of a jam session again, with no particular invitations, and an open invitation for any of our viewers to jump in and join us for the conversation.
      
We'll post the link to join us live once we start.

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

#beexcellent       #bogushangout   
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Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout #66
Tue, June 21, 3:00 PM
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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.

Across the years since then, I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of clients, and to exchange views and ideas with hundreds of other SEOs, webmasters, and others.  I've had the honour of helping small businesses to be successful, and of helping successful businesses to become giants.

My approach is inherently practical yet with a high degree of creativity.  I love when a client can show me a problem and I can get to work on coming up with solutions that can blow your mind with the creative thinking, yet at the same time are so completely practical they seem obvious in hindsight.

Of course, I'm not just about my work.  I'm fascinated by psychology, passionate about many arts, and can rarely resist the opportunity to share a good pun ... or a bad one. 

In addition to this personal profile, you can also find me interacting through my business profile https://plus.google.com/+Ammonjohns/

I am also involved with Bill and Ammon's Bogus Hangout (an extremely casual but fun weekly Hangout on Air with no specific topic) and with The Codebreakers (examining memetic triggers and memetic effects in relation to marketing, media, and events)
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Internet Marketing Consultant since I was the only match for those words together
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