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This week's round up!
Thanks +Mary Stovall​ :D
 
‘Plus Your Business’ Community - (NEW) Weekly Roundup!
Check out the current happenings in the PYB Community. Read more…

Martin is taking a few well deserved days off to move back to the UK & spend time with family.
 
Thank-you +martin shervington  for all you do to support us in growing our businesses! (from the PYB Academy & Community members) 

The PYB Show - Changes to Google+ & YouTube+ with  +martin shervington  &  +Ronnie Bincer & +Travis Taylor   http://plusyourbiz.com/wf 
 
FEATURED STORIES From PYB The Academy Community 
Posts you may have missed from PYB Academy Members

1. 6 Online Marketing Mistakes that Still Happen (After 6 Years in Business!) http://plusyourbiz.com/wd +Melinda Samson

2. LinkedIn Member Data Goes Missing In a Potential PR Nightmare http://plusyourbiz.com/we +Greg Cooper

3. Small Business Owner Interview - #6 The Importance of Reviews to The Small Business Owner (2:27) Interview with ++Matt Pentecost of Sacramento, CA.*  hosted by +Sheila Hensley    http://plusyourbiz.com/wg

4. What's Going On With Google+? +Mike Allton http://plusyourbiz.com/wh


Learn More About Being an Academy Member here...www.plusyourbusiness.com/academy

That’s our week in review! Great to see you all this week and can’t wait to see what the next 7 has in store. Cheers!

#plusyourbusiness
#plusyourbusinessroundup 
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You'll love it +Charlie Bradley​, even if you don't use it much in your current job. I know you'll soon have your own biz so we'll be here to support you when you get fed up with employee status 😀 xx 
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Very good and nice Thursday everyone!
Please give a warm welcome to our new arrivals....

+Shweta Sharma 
+Klaus Kapitals 
+Brian Morenz 
+Carol Soriano 
+CloudHax 
+Farzana Riffat 
+MAKE SMILE 02 
+Avishek Singh Vishen 
+Latin Music 
+Aaron Frater 
+Katia Gusso 
+Ritika Jain 
+Sasa Garelovic 
+Bikash Raj Lamsal 
+Jigar Wala 
+syed rehan 
+Charlotte McClung 

Please check out our private Academy here too:
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Love that quote +Jaz Greer! and Welcome to all new members.  It is an amazing place to be.
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Over the last two days I have had periods when it is impossible for me to log into G+.  I can log into all of my other sites, so I'm wondering if anyone else has had a problem.
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Chris Cargo

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Hi can anyone tell me how to get your social media profile links to show up  in the knowledge graph (as below)
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A very good day to you all in PYB!
Please put your hands together and give a warm welcome to:

+admin admin 
+Trena Ordonez 
+Foreland Covers 
+Julia Bayne 
+Artha Media Cemerlang 
+Alan Jeffries 
+Chantale Willaby 
+All My Sons Moving & Storage 
+Nasa Jaya 
+Lutfun Juthi 
+Digix Media 
+Matthew Albright 
+Cindy Baccus 
+neon emmanuel 
+Jim Thome 
+OfficeKey Downtown Cincinnati 
+Nola Clarke 
+Maurizio Carrus 

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Plus Your Business!
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Have an excellent Sunday everyone in PYB!
Please welcome the new arrivals…

+Mike Kong 
+Tinc TRAIAN-LAVINIU 
+SANA NOHA 
+iACT Global 
+Manu Maan 
+Rad Kostka 
+Chantile Smith 
+Seema Barathi 
+Hamid's Tours & Travels 
+Bryan Aucremanne 
+Kevin Brock 
+1-Box 
+Los Alcatraces Cozumel 
+Greg Lupone 
+Chase Markovich 

Please check out our private Academy here too:
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+Tinc Dumitru thank you for your enthusiasm, but some people may not want to be plus mentioned several times on posts.
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Google Apps - quick case study.
Improving productivity by 30%...

#googleapps   #googlework  
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Incidentally, checking Grow Marketing, they have 22 employees - 20F & 2M. Without suggesting anything heavy, I wonder if the Google Apps adaptation is a better/easier fit for firms with that range of gender distribution.

Would it hinder others that are predominantly male?
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Is there a way or a tool that allows for scheduling posts to G+ Communities?
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+Mike Allton so it's time for me to Go one step further and der up a page and then use hootsuite all over ;-) 
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Our fourth and final show is Monday at 12pm ET, all about SEARCH! We have an incredible panel, so I hope you'll be able to attend and ask questions.

Meanwhile, you can go back and catch the replays of each of our first three outstanding panels on ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WRITING / BLOGGING, and SOCIAL MEDIA.
 
4 Topics. 12 Experts. 1 Incredible Series.

How do I grow my business? What do I write about? How can I leverage social media? How will I be found on search engines?

These, and many more, are questions that we've all faced and been challenged by in our business. There are books and there are courses you can turn to, but seldom has there been an opportunity like this to learn from some of the top minds in these fields.

#SiteSellPresents  is a series of free Hangouts On Air throughout this month, specifically designed to tackle these kinds of questions. For each Event, you can see the topic, follow the guests, and RSVP to the live broadcast. You can attend the event and participate in the discussion - even ask questions of the panelists, or you can watch the recording on replay at a later date.

Monday, July 06th at 12:00pm ET - ENTREPRENEURSHIP with +Guy Kawasaki +Mia Voss and +Kenneth Manesse Sr. 

View The Replay: http://sbi.me/1LIhf1n 
Transcript: http://sbi.me/1K7B0Qz

Monday, July 13th at 12:00pm ET - WRITING/BLOGGING with +Demian Farnworth +Wade Harman and +Kevan Lee 

View The Replay: http://sbi.me/1FYmXF1 
Transcript: http://sbi.me/1fQvhCc 

Monday, July 20th at 12:00pm ET - SOCIAL MEDIA with +Jeff Sieh +Dustin W. Stout and +Rebekah Radice 

View The Replay: http://sbi.me/1JCQxaU 
Transcript: http://sbi.me/1CZCuK3

Monday, July 27th at 12:00pm ET - SEARCH with +David Amerland +martin shervington and +Mark Traphagen 

RSVP: http://sbi.me/1epFHqY 

For more information, please visit the +SiteSell blog post at http://sbi.me/SiteSellPresents 

Pin it here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/12666442679154234/ 

Hope to see you there!
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Thanks for the ping! Bookmarked :)
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About this community

Welcome to the ‘Plus Your Business!’ Community and Agency. About us: We have assembled a world class team to cater to all marketing needs for businesses small or large, with a real focus on Google for business. Leveraging the power of community you can achieve amazing things, including building your personal network and getting top positions in Google Search. Ready for the next step? The Academy is our paid membership. Request access here: http://plusyourbiz.com/academy001 Over the coming years we look forward to helping you use Google products and services to transform your business or organization, including exclusive articles and videos. We are also here if need some extra guidance, so just ask. Please note, please do not attempt to solicit business. You will be politely asked to leave. This is not a place for consultants to find business. Also, no self-promo blogs, events, shared circles. Level 3+ of the Academy can post at their discretion. (Engagement is the indication as to whether people relate!). Please do not promote other communities - one strike and out. Please do not promote your collections into the community. Posting policy: We reserve the right to remove any content without explanation.

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Thank you for the approval! I am a social entrepreneur working on countless projects that work to find a balance between humanity and business! I look forward to what's in store here!!
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Nice hearing from you +Kamala T.​, you'll find plenty of lovely people here to support you ;)
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This what happens every time my wive wants to spend a nice summer day in the garden with the dog. Google plus tip of the day. Leave the dog inside while you garden.
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ohhhh - he was trying to help.  Just look at that cute face!
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Something for your weekend!

Thanks +Nick Rink 
 
Smart Local Roundup - Home Services, local or organic, ranking guide and avoid the lines

Because life in local search isn't already tasty enough, this past week has seen Google add even more spice to the pot! Home services is the next target, following in the footsteps of Amazon and other established businesses like Taskrabbit. Other articles in this week's roundup include research into which results are best, a handy local SEO guide to ranking and using Google to avoid queues. Enjoy!

Google testing Home Services ads in San Fran
Earlier this month Google hired the team from Homejoy http://smrtl.cl/1My1sm2 and that led to the belief that they'd soon be entering the home services market to compete with the likes of Amazon. They're now testing it through paid ads for plumbers in the San Francisco area http://smrtl.cl/1My1Xwm Potential game changer? If they can get it to work and then replace the usual local search results with this then yeah, I'd say so. Suspect there's still lots of work for them to do though, which leads to plenty of time for us to all debate and speculate!
Read more:
http://smrtl.cl/1My0HJM via +Pete Meyers
http://smrtl.cl/1MxYHRI via +Search Engine Land
http://smrtl.cl/1My0PsC via +Mike Blumenthal

Which delivers more traffic, organic or local?
Another research study carried out by the folks at +BrightLocal looking at which search results deliver more for businesses, local or organic. The survey suggests that most SEO's believe that it's the local (pack) results that win but there are some great comments below the numbers that highlight the need for a more rounded approach.
Read more:
http://smrtl.cl/1MxYZrJ via +Ross Marchant

Ultimate guide to ranking in local SEO
There are plenty of local SEO guides out there on the web and every so often I come across a good one. This ultimate guide does a great job of setting the scene first and really explaining why local SEO is important to business owners (and yes, even big national brands!). The guide includes NAP, Schema, Google My Business and more, keeping things nice and simple. The only thing that's really missing is any mention of Apple Maps (http://smrtl.cl/applemapsuk)
Read more:
http://smrtl.cl/1OShVRl via +Tamar Weinberg

Avoid long lines with Google's help
There seem to be more and more cool and helpful updates coming through the Google Search app, including this one that rolled out just a few days ago. Search for any cafe , restaurant, grocery store, etc and you can now see how busy that place is on any given day. Will be handy for tomorrow's weekly shopping trip and for Sunday lunch at the pub!
Read more:
http://smrtl.cl/1My0VRb via +Google

If you would like to be notified when I post each new local roundup (every Friday morning) please leave a comment below on this post saying notify please and I’ll add you to my circle. Alternatively, you can just turn notifications On for this Collection.

See you all back here same time next week ?

#smartlocalroundup   #localseoroundup   #localsearchmarketing   #localseo   #smartlocalmarketing  

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Curated by Nick from +Smart Local Marketing
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notify please . thanks
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Good day to you all in PYB!
Please give a warm welcome to our new arrivals....

+Shoppa Storm 
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+Elena Loghin 
+Claus Fonnest 
+John Chang 
+Sophie Addams 
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+Sue Sharpe 
+Ashish Joshi 
+JAN ROBINSON 
+Philip JL 
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Plus Your Business!
We've been preparing for a shift re: G+ for a little while now. And are ready to help you build your brand, or get you more customers walking through the door...
 
A Day of Pivots.
It has been a little more than a quarter since Bradley Horowitz said he has taken over Photos and Streams, not 'Google+' (March 1st)...

After hearing the news, I cried into my cornflakes for days - lamenting the loss and shouting "Why Bradley? Why?", and "Dude, you could have thrown us a bone, and at least mentioned ‘the plus!", I manned up. I knew I was going to have to ‘pivot’.

I’ve been living in South Bay, California for the past 6 months and if there is one word you will hear people say in the startup scene is ‘pivot’.

Definition:

To Pivot: turn on or as if on a pivot.
"the sail pivots around the axis of a virtually static mast"
(a good sailing reference there)

Google too said there would be pivots in articles preceding the announcement today. 
And we can see Collections, and Photos, are getting a lot of attention.

Back to the pivot...

Google is the static mast. The apps are the sales.
Google is an eco-system, the world is going mobile, and people are increasingly entering via Android.
You log into your Google Account (your One account) - then you have the apps on your phone. Google+ is an app. It is no longer the fabric of the eco-system.

What about Plus Your Business?

We’ve been preparing for a series of pivots, this being the latest, where our business is much less determined by the tilt of the sail by any one business/product.
Putting it simply, if you don’t want to always be dependent on the wind, you cannot be in a sailing boat.
We loved G+ as it was, but we dig Google more.

But knowing our love of Google, we’ve still been moving our blogging attention across platforms, with awesome guest blogs to help with small business marketing for the past 4 months.
And we’ve shifted the products/services too...

The Academy (individuals): brand building, and how to use ‘Google for Business’, including Search.

Google For Business: services we are focusing on include Local, review and reputation management, and Google Adwords.

Why the ‘We Dig’ pivot in particular?

We wanted to pivot in a way that brought our closest community members with us, and to do this we create a shared brand: We Dig
This has created the energy we needed to move to the next phase. (More on this movement again.)

A personal thank you - a little while back I asked the community members who was willing to steady up the ship to help me see a way through. Many did and I thank you all for your support. We’ve made it to the other side now.

Next steps for me:

Over the past few years, I’ve been blessed to make beautiful connections, and the time has come to settle down in one place. As such, I will be leaving the USA on Thursday this week, and returning to set up the business in the UK after 5 years of living two sides of the pond. The business will be PYB, with 'We Dig Reviews' as a central product for small businesses.

This is all a journey for so many of us, and sometimes people not 'throwing us a bone' but showing us what is 'there' now is exactly what we need to move forward. 
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Joseph Scott

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Good day everyone
Do you happen to know if we can move a YouTube channel from one Google+ page to another?
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martin shervington
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This week's roundup!
Have a great rest of your Sunday, and please do ask questions in the community. Here to help, M

Thanks +Mary Stovall 
 
‘Plus Your Business’ Community - (NEW) Weekly Roundup!
Check out the current happenings in the PYB Community. Read more…

Message from Martin: 

It used to be a phone call that got you attention.
And it still might, but things have certainly changed.
And a mobile is no longer a 'phone'.  As such, this week we explored 'notifications' across social platforms. It was wide roaming - knowing that notifications are what will bring people 'in', you'll want to make sure your content reaches the right people. Enjoy exploring - this I believe is one area to master if you want to be a modern marketer.

Watch This Weeks PYB Show with +martin shervington  &  +Travis Taylor
How to Use the Power of Notifications to Get People’s Attentionhttp://plusyourbiz.com/w7

FEATURED STORIES From PYB The Academy Community 
Posts you may have missed from PYB Academy Members

1. Local Small Business Marketing in 2020 +martin shervington  http://plusyourbiz.com/w8

2. Smart Local Roundup - Snack Pack Update….and Maps Timeline from Local Search Roundup Collection by... +Nick Rink    http://plusyourbiz.com/wb

3. Introduction: How does Google Adwords work? +martin shervington  http://plusyourbiz.com/w6

Want to learn more about the Academy?...www.plusyourbusiness.com/academy


That’s our week in review! Great to see you all this week and can’t wait to see what the next 7 has in store. Cheers!

#plusyourbusiness
#plusyourbusinessroundup 
#PYBAcademy 
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sushil pandey

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Is there a way or a tool that allows for scheduling posts to Instagram for free on PC/Laptop?

Or i can manage my Instagram account easily, i know bluestacks, is very complex for me.

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schedugram, i think its not free??
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For scheduling to Instagram, this article should give you some ideas +sushil pandey

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/4-instagram-tools-scheduling-instagram-updates/

Instagram doesn't make it easy to schedule content and they maintain strict control over their API - so you may come across some free tools; however, I would be very careful using them because most don't follow Instagram's guidelines and can lead to issues with your account - losing access to hashtags, disabling your account, and so on. It's definitely worth it to spend a little money on a quality tool - if you absolutely need to schedule Instagram content. 
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It’s a weekend happy Saturday to you all!
Please give a warm welcome to our new arrivals....

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+Colleges World 
+Tinc Dumitru 
+Crystal Dsouza 
+Thrive Creative Business Coach 
+sushil pandey 
+Tredici Montreal 
+TIFFANY MOREL 
+ANNIE SALVADOR 
+Megan Slack 
+Marc Beharry 
+Timur Tezisler 
+Ashoka Liviano 
+Emanuel Cmap 
+Rudy Susanto 
+Noman Ali 

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Most people think of marketing as just the promotion aspect.  Marketing is so much more.  It begins with the idea, research and development, creating the product, packaging, getting it into the hands of the user, customer service and finally lots of promotion. 
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