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Community update!
Just to let you all know we will be launching Level 2, leading into Level 3, of the PYB Academy on...Thursday 17th July at around 9am UK time.
Many of you have already joined, but within 48 hours I'll post a link into the community with more information and an offer for you all as well.
Lift off coming soon...
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Thanks +Leni Spooner! Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to. :D
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Florence Ugorji

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Thanks for accepting me. I am here to learn how to make g plus to bring traffic to my site
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+Florence Ugorji ... you don't have the URL to your blog in your profile.  If you can do that, then we can look at it... 
thanks
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Hi I am looking for guidance please. I have franchisees that don't have store fronts but service a large area covering several towns. 

The Google Plus local badge is linked to their specific landing page eg Midlands, and the page is optimised for that.However, the areas covered include Birmingham, Coventry etc etc and I need the local page to show up in local search results for these areas. 

How would I go about optimising a Google local page that covers many towns? Thanks so much. Janine
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hi +Bill Verboom yes I have but thanks for checking. It certainly is tricky!
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Michael Harrington

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Hello PYB Community, Thank You for accepting my request to join the community :) Im very passionate about socìal media. One of my favorite tools is G+ :) looking forward to learning and making new friends here. 
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Welcome +Michael Harrington look forward to seeing you in the community!
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Phillip J Mather

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Pleased to have been accepted - keen to learn more of how I may plus my VoiceOver business
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+Phillip J Mather your coach's humor made me stop and listen to your voice. Glad you were able to get everything working :D
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alton shillingford

I have a question about Google+!  - 
 
Are there a Google drive for business? 
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Yes. If you are using Google Apps... go here https://drive.google.com/ and see if it takes you there.  
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Andrej Kozelj

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Thank you for adding me within the membership appreciated. Looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing here and understanding how all works. To everyone's success whatever it may be.
Take care and be well.
Andre
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Thank you Take care and be well.
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Vibhooti Chauhan

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Thanks for adding me as member :)

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Thanxx everyone for this warm welcome :) :) #gratitude 
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Suzanne Baracchini

A touch of humour (yes with a 'u')  - 
 
Another day in the world of #socialmediamarketing   done and dusted! Onwards and Upwards see you tomorrow +Plus Your Business! 
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Ha-ha-ha!
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PYB The Show July 10, 2014
This week's topic is "How To Write An Effective Community Post.
It has happened to more than one of us.  It may have happened even more than once too!  You spend all sorts of time creating a posts that tells everyone that reads it 'The Five Reasons You Should Buy Sir Wigglesworth Chocolate Peanut Pudding Bars!" and nobody plusses it. They don't even read it. And sometimes... it even gets deleted.  Why?   What gives?  
This week the PYB Show takes a look at the difference between community posts, and the public stream. Join Host +Nazim Beltran and guest +Debi Davis  as they take a look at how you can make posts into communities more effective. 
Here's the link! https://plus.google.com/events/cr3n186u6nt1g6ra3nrp0qjk59s
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Great topic! Well done +Nazim Beltran and  +Debi Davis! 
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Melinda Sellyei-Barócsi

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Thanks for adding me as a member!
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Great first name :) 
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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 G+ needs for businesses small or large. 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. The PYB moderators are the best in the world and are here to help in a paid and unpaid capacity. Also, no self-promo blogs, events, shared circles (unless a moderator). Posting policy: We reserve the right to remove any content without explanation; but will do our best to let you know why. Community Managers: “Hi there, I'm Martin Shervington, 'Plus Your Business!’ agency and community manager. And below are the people I go to when I need help... Lee Smallwood is the man for corporate Google SEO, Social SEO, Viral Marketing, Corporate Campaigns, Measurement Tools and Analytics. Seriously smart. Mike Allton is one of the best in social media. Writer, Coach, Page manager and spreading his magic across all channels. He is an asset to the team. Jim Banks educates me on the subtle integration of Google Plus into Google Adwords. He is an Adwords Ninja, it is that simple. Mark Traphagen: the expert for Authorship and Social SEO. George Cohn and Marilyn Ritter offer insight into the Google Plus culture, community and coaching. Rebekah Radice - a brilliant social media consultant/trainer; she will 'join the social media dots' to deliver incredible results. Paulino Brener is an excellent community manager, using Google Plus for coaching people on how to Plus their skills (languages: Spanish and English) Ronnie Bincer is my Hangout Helper; helping us all get the most out of this magical communications tool; before, during and after the show. George Sepich is one of the most creative people I know. An excellent wordsmith, ideas magnet and brainstorming master. Joshua Berg: the chap I talk with about a 360 degree web, social and SEO service. One of the best. Colman Carpenter: manages my website and I recommend him for all things re: Google Plus integration. Travis Taylor covers Apps and Local in a friendly and approachable manner." Support We are here to help you with free advice on Google Products and Services, including Google Plus Need a little extra help? Well, we are also available for: Coaching and consultancy, via Google hangouts or face-to-face Speaking engagements and events, and more... Community Guidelines: Please do not promote other communities - one strike and out. Please don’t self promote your blogs/event unless a moderator.

Suzanne Baracchini

I have a question about Google+!  - 
 
Another pesky little question! When I am enjoying my morning coffee and scrolling through my notifications on my iPAD,  why do my +1's not populate when I write a response to someone as they do on my desktop? Any thoughts?
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+Suzanne Baracchini It must be because you not having the google+ app or as +Leni Spooner said, tweek your notifications & your syncs; when my syncs are off, I don't get immediate notification I "+1" anyone.
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Mark Crosling

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Unable to "Mute" a Post

Is it just my end (Australia) or general but I'm unable to "Mute" a post. Anyone one else?
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Thank you for that information +Priya Chandra - most appreciated. At least it's just not me :)
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Jeannette Marshall

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This is a valuable community that will enable me to be a stronger Google Plus user, resource and advocate #plusyourbusiness  
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Welcome +Jeannette Marshall - nice to have you here!
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Sophia Rosenthal

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Hello and thank you for adding me!  I am looking forward to learning all I can from this community.  I am very new to Google+ (heck, I finally got used to FB! hahaha) and am overwhelmed trying to understand all it has to offer.  :-)
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You have certainly come to the right place +Sophia Rosenthal. There was no PYB when  I started -- I was lucky and happened across most of the team that is making this community such a wonderful resource. Enjoy! You will soon discover it is actually easier, more fun, and has far fewer potential land-mines  -- if any -- compared to FB ;)
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Sheila Hensley

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+Stan Bush  +richard clarkson watched the hangout today, wants to join the community but I am unable to tell him where to go on the page to join.  Could you or one of the moderators help him out please with a DM.  Thanks!  Great hangout today!
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+richard clarkson there ya go.  Good folks over here.  Thanks +Wayne Brett and +Mary Stovall!
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I have a question about connecting a YouTube channel with a Google+ page. I have a YouTube channel for my company under an old gmail account. This account is only used for the YouTube channel. I want to somehow connect it with our Google+ business page. The channel has thousands and thousands of views, so I don't want to lose it. Thanks in advance!
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+Bobby Holland what do you think to +Anne Shenton comment:

I haven't considered that really, but here's why: I embed videos on our site from YouTube, so we get traffic to the site and the traffic that comes through YouTube. I don't embed on-site to save bandwidth and also to get the additional YouTube exposure. If you have a compelling reason to host on-site, I am certainly open to your advice!
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Sat in the airport, found wifi. Thought you may appreciate this.
I gave +Russell Allert the answers just this morning :D
 
The second of my speaker interviews for +Social Media Examiner's Social Media Success Summit is up! This time I am highlighting one of the most well-known and active Google+ experts, +martin shervington

http://goo.gl/51gRBp

#SMSS14  
An executive coach, personal development trainer, author and marketing consultant. 
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Thank you +Nayakam Murugesan
(I Googled it :D)
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Usama Meer

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thanks for adding me as member
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Welcome to the PYB +Usama Meer! We are a friendly group  with a common love of Google+ knowledge.
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Derrick Heydon

I need help...  - 
 
Looking to get as much information that I can from anyone that has sent or received invitations via e-mail, social media, text message, etc.  Specifically, I am interested in any troubles you might have encountered in the process or if it was everything you dreamed of and more.  Go ahead and leave a comment below, I'd appreciate any help I can get.

Or if you don't care, just click the +1 button and move on.  

Have a marvelous day!
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Good question +Derrick Heydon .... I guess I missed the opportunity to seque into this : https://plus.google.com/events/cr3n186u6nt1g6ra3nrp0qjk59s  +Mike Allton  LOL.  
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