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Tina Becci
Marketing Technologist: Online Marketing, SEO, SEM, Content Strategy, Social Media. Wife. Mother. Writer. Traveler. Arnold Chiari Survivor.
Marketing Technologist: Online Marketing, SEO, SEM, Content Strategy, Social Media. Wife. Mother. Writer. Traveler. Arnold Chiari Survivor.


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15 Favorite Grilling Recipes for Labor Day Weekend

Ready to do some grilling this weekend? Rounded up some of my favorite recipes from my own grill along with ideas from fellow bloggers.  #recipes #grilling #labordayweekend
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I read this on CNN last night - "There's just not enough wine in the world, says Morgan Stanley, and the problem is only going to get worse.
The industry is experiencing an "undersupply of nearly 300 million cases" a year ". Very scary news this halloween! 

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Ever felt like there just isn't enough wine in the world?!  Well, It's time to start hoarding your wine because there is a shortage! : (  
According to estimates, "The industry is experiencing an "undersupply of nearly 300 million cases" a year, according to a report from Morgan Stanley. America consumes 12% of the world's wine but produces just 8%. And the U.S. is only getting thirstier ; consumption rose 2% last year. 
#wine   #redwine   #wineshortage   #winecrisis   #halloween

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Here is a wacky one for Wine and Cat lovers! A Japanese company called B&H Lifes has begun selling wine made specifically for cats. This cat wine doesn’t really contain any alcohol, but it does contain juice made from Cabernet grapes, along with catnip. I am sure my cat would like to try it! It doesn't look like it is being sold in the US yet but I am sure its just a matter of time!
#wine   #pets    #wineforcats  

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Thank you +Joshua Berg for addressing this.... We need links but are so limited. Guest posting comes with its own risks and this piece covers the questions many of us have had...
LATEST NEWS: How can I guest blog without it looking like I pay for links? - from Matt Cutts. This is one a lot of people have been wondering & a few have been scaremongering about lately, so it's great to have it addressed.

Here's the key takeaways, with [my comments]:

If you're paying for links it's more likely that:

    1. It's an off topic, or irrelevant blog post that doesn't really match the subject of the blog itself.

    2. It's more likely you'll see the keyword rich anchor text & that sort of thing.  [ie. Looks spammy.]

Whereas a guest blog:  [Note that he says this in a positive connotation (Matt does not dislike guest blogging).]

    1. It's more likely to be someone that's expert...  [They'd have a little profile & maybe authorship attached to the article.]

    2. There will usually be a paragraph there that talks about, who this person is, why you invited them to be on your blog.  [Guest blogs need an intro folks.]

    3. Hopefully the guest blogger isn't dropping keywords in their anchors nearly as much as these other sorts of methods of generating links.  [Do NOT overdue keywords in the anchors, they should have natural wording.]

You can have an article marketing where somebody doesn't even have a relationship with the blog & they just write an article 500 WORDS & THEY EMBED THEIR KEYWORD RICH ANCHOR TEXT IN THEIR BIO...  [Take note people, Matt has just described the perfect profile of a spammy guest blog.]

...frankly, I think there's been a growth of low quality guest blogging recently.

It can be higher quality stuff, where someone really is an expert and you really do want their opinion on something, that's especially interesting, or relevant to your blogs audience...  [Important point here, this is the kind of good guest blogging Matt likes.]

A word of caution here... a lot of people complaining about people just "spraying & praying," sending out invitations, "I'm gonna guest blog on ALL these DIFFERENT things... SPINNING their guest blog & not even writing unique content... and I don't think that's the best way to build links to your site.   [This kind of guest blogging is so easy to spot & for crying out loud, don't spin rewritten articles for it. That's some of the worst kinds of trash blogging out there.]

Guest blogging should be something you'd be doing in MODERATION.

It's usually pretty clear cut... but if you're doing a guest blog that looks pretty close to what looks like paid links ... then we don't want to count those links regardless.

So in conclusion, this is the clearest example I've seen yet from Matt Cutts on the difference between a paid links spammy guest blog & a high quality guest blog from an expert. If you can't spot the difference between those now, then you might want to get someone who can, or not waste time guest blogging.

It's great that we have this clear cut example on how to do high quality guest blogging. So note these important points.

#GuestBlogging #GuestBlogger   #MattCuttsSEO  
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Is it Friday yet?! Need a little wine tonight! Meiomi is my pick for today! What are u drinking? #redwine #wine #humpday
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A must read... When +Mark Traphagen covers something concerning google+ it is always a good idea to pay attention!
Complete Guide to Google Plus Pages: Now Updated!

I've completely revised my comprehensive guide to how to set up, edit, and use a Google+ Page. It now fully reflects the present interface.

In this guide:
<> How to get to and login to your Page
<> Your Page Dashboard
<> Understanding Page settings
<> Editing your Page profile
<> Understanding and using Page notifications
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Happy Friday! Time for some wine! Enjoying our favorite #ledson #wine - so delicious! Make sure to visit them if your are in #napavalley.
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If the Penguin update ruined your summer then hang on because it's about to ruin the fall too! +Matt Cutts confirmed #penguin2.1 is out
Thanks to +Sam harries for the heads up!
Penguin 2.1 is launching..... now.
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E.L. James, author of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy, has partnered with California wine makers to produce a duo of red and white wines.

Both wines are available at for $17.99, and are to hit select Albertsons, and other retailers nationally beginning Monday, Sept. 30.  A  list on the “Fifty Shades of Grey” website currently lists 17 moments during the plot that include wine. #fiftyshadesofgrey   #wine  

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