How To Become a Google+ City Expert

How To Become a Google+ City Expert

Google Maps recognizes the most active reviewers on Google+ Local and Google Maps and designates them Local City Experts. I am often asked: What is a Google Plus Local City Expert? You must have 50+ quality reviews completed and be actively adding a minimum of 5 new

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AutoAwesome Twinkle and AutoAwesome Snow

AutoAwesome Twinkle and AutoAwesome Snow

Google+ does it again! The new features are coming out so fast they’re almost impossible to keep track of. Today it’s AutoAwesome Twinkle and AutoAwesome Snow! (examples below) To get an AutoAwesome Twinkle image, just upload a new photo of something that sparkles, like a Christmas tree

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What is Google+ Community Rank?

What is Google+ Community Rank?

Google+ Community Rank isn’t quite an official term (yet), but we’re going to need a term for community authority on Google+ so I refer to it as Google+ Community Rank. This article will also raise more questions than it answers. Various ranking factors apply to Google+ Communities,

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What is Google Now?

What is Google Now?

Google Now is essentially …. Amazing…. Is Google Now the future of search? Is Google Now the next big thing? Combined with the Hummingbird update and all of the new knowledge graphs, Google Now isn’t going anywhere any time soon. This article is from 2012 but I

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Changes are Coming

Changes are Coming

Changes are coming to telapost.com. I love the SEO world, but it has come to my attention I’ve been spreading myself too thin and spinning my wheels. I must come up with dedicated packages to concentrate on. I’d love to manage PPC campaigns, set people up with

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WordPress 3.7.1 Released

Wordpress 3.7.1 Released

WordPress 3.7.1 was released today here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.7.1 This is a maintenance release for the recently released 3.7. It addresses 11 bugs. The most important are: Images with captions no longer appear broken in the visual editor. Allow some sites running on old or poorly configured servers to

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What is an Internet Meme?

What is an Internet Meme?

Oh, where to begin. Richard Dawkins coined the term “meme” (pronounced meem) back before I was born in 1976. It was his way of explaining how cultural information spreads. An “Internet meme” follows this same concept but is specific to Internet culture. People usually think of Internet

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Google+ News Coming Today

Google+ News Coming Today

Google+ doesn’t always deliver their news live like this, on the Internet’s birthday. But, today they are! So, what could the news be? Will the news be that big? Why can’t the Senior VP of Google Engineering get to sleep? Anyways, I’ll be online to watch the

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What are Google Shared Endorsements?

What are Google Shared Endorsements?

Today Google announced Shared Endorsements. You might be thinking that this sounds a lot like Facebook’s Sponsored Stories or other forms of social advertising, but there are some big differences. Google is telling us ahead of time of the changes. Google will not lie about pages we

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Penguin 2.1 Launches Today

Penguin 2.1 Launches Today

Matt Cutts announced Penguin 2.1 today via tweet. This is good news. Spammers beware. Clients rejoice. Panda & penguin are all black and white to me (pun intended). If you have a quality website with quality SEO done to it and are playing by the guideless, and you

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Google+ Hashtags Come to Google!

Google+ Hashtags Come to Google!

Starting now, when you search for a hashtag on Google, Google+ hashtag results may display on the right hand side of the page. Today’s update will be available (initially) to English language users on google.com & google.ca. I’m playing with hashtags now. This is great. Google gets

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