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Kathy Long

Web designer, Local search specialist, internet marketer, and lover of WCS dancing So come by, say hi, and leave me your questions. I'll help if I can. I also love to dance, specifically International ballroom and WCS, but more than that, I'm an extremely passionate person who finds most everything exciting and interesting and loves to squeeze every bit of juice out of it. I'm also a very spiritual person but believe spirituality is a condition of the heart and not an affiliation. I belong to nothing and follow no one in my spiritual quest because the truth is within me as it is within you.

Google Nails for Spammy SEO. Cut corners, suspicious methods, regrettable decisions – these are all signs of a contractor from hell.

Google Nails for Spammy SEO

It could very well define some SEOs. For, it describes their link profile.


Bay area videographers. Developers. Reputation Management. Guitar teachers Bay Area. Nice try marketing. Infographics and how-tos. Moneymaking on the internet. Business Tools. CRM. CSS Tutorials. Joomla upgrade. Photography. Office Management Tools. Health. Google apps. Cycling partners. Phone app software. Promotion, campaign tools. Server maintenance. Cycling. Marathon food recipes. DIY. Recipes. Google+ Is Now The Number Two Social Network In The World. The Google+ Ghost Town talk is finally beginning to come to a screeching halt thanks to a new report by Global Web Index.

Google+ Is Now The Number Two Social Network In The World

The numbers gathered now show that Google+ has surpassed Twitter in active users and is second only to Facebook. From now on, whenever somebody even hints at Google+ being a failure all you can do is tilt your head slightly and look at them funny. This quick graphic I created only shows the numbers for Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, although Technically YouTube was considered #3 and Twitter came in at #4 by the numbers. Although it is good to note that Twitter is actually the fastest growing of them all, with 40% growth in the last quarter. As advertisers, businesses and brands continue to see a decline in the effectiveness of their Facebook efforts, Google+ continues to gain ground with it’s innovative features. Google+ Rolls Out A New Page Manager Dashboard. As Google Plus Daily first reported, Google+ has launched a new Page manager dashboard with a new look, added functionality and some very basic stats about the Pages you manage.

Google+ Rolls Out A New Page Manager Dashboard

The old dashboard was spartan and borderline useless. It only displayed the different Pages you managed with a blue “Switch to this page” button for each — the same button you’d see if you skipped the dashboard and went directly to the Page itself The new dashboard still shows all your Pages and links to “Switch to this page,” but also includes: basic stats like how many followers each page has and when the last post was madethe red notifications icon for quick access to Page activitya link to manage the Page Managerslinks to the Page settings and profile Here’s a screenshot of my Pages dashboard:


On Startups. Website Worksheet. SEO Proposal Templates. Google’s Local Offerings Have Gotten Too Complicated. It says something about Google’s local products that consultants and bloggers like Mike Blumenthal and Linda Buquet are known specifically for their skill in keeping track of the name changes, the shifts in direction, the feature rollouts and rollbacks, and the exception cases and frustrations that have become a fact of life for local businesses trying to use the search giant’s services.

Google’s Local Offerings Have Gotten Too Complicated

The much-publicized shift from Google Places to Google+ Local that took place back in May (and still has not finished rolling out) is just one milestone in a complicated history. Remember Google Hotpot, to take just one example of a once-promising service which fell by the wayside before many had even heard of it? The extended Google+ Local rollout has been more troublesome than most. Usually when Google has experimented with social services in the past, such as Google Buzz and Google Wave, it has done so in a tangential way that does not threaten core functionality.

Merge the Back End. How to Increase Your Google+ Followers. Bloggers and marketers are always aiming to weave magic by placing their brand in front of as many people as possible without having to show up. That is why I like video marketing and blogging because after you have recorded or written it and then uploaded it, your presence whether it is on video or in the written word continues to be read or viewed while you sleep all around this social and intriguing web world. The online videos educate while you snooze and the blog articles inform while you nap… that is what I call efficiency and leverage! Social Networks such as Facebook and the fast rising Google+ (which is projected to reach 20 million users by this weekend) provide platforms to leverage your content and spread your brand.


All about book marketing. Planet Promise. Startup Marketing. Best Blogs. Shopping. Social Media Tips for Small Business. You’ve recently setup the obligatory Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ profile pages for your small business and you’re asking yourself, “Now what?”

Social Media Tips for Small Business

If you’re new to the game and wondering what to do next, below are 5 social media tips to send you and your small business off in the right direction to achieve social media success: 1) Develop a Strategy I’ve seen many companies make the mistake of approaching social media without a strategy. First, decide which social networks make most sense for your company.

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  1. amsika Dec 13 2011
    Hi, it was certainly a message telling you that since there was a lot of pearls in the pearltree in which you were, they needed to be organized so that they can be browsed easily. If you can't do it we'll suggest you an automatic reorganization :) If you want to organize them by yourself, just create a few sub-pearltrees and organize your pearls within them :)
  2. kathylong Dec 12 2011
    Hi, justs came to my account, saw a message from you that said something about you intervening because you saw I had a lot of pearls, but I was already clicking it away before I fully read it. I want to know what that message was but it's gone now. What was it? How can you help? Thank you .