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Google+ and it's affect on search results

In April 2013 the Chief Evangelist for Google+ was in Raleigh for the Digital Marketing for Business conference where he explained that Google views Google+ as "the spine" to which all other Google products are connected.

Mark Traphagen is one of the world's leading voices on Google Plus and the ways it integrates with search. He regularly speaks at the biggest search marketing conferences on this very subject.

Mark has been doing experimentation and research for the last few years about the link between Google+ and how it impacts all of the other aspects of online marketing.

You can pay a few thousand dollars and fly far away to hear Mark talk about this of show up and be able to ask follow-up questions.


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  • Bill D

    Phil Buck'in'tackular! Does G+ work in Meetup comments? +Phil Buckley Rocks!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Kevin J.


    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Janet

    I'm completely new to all of this and a lot went over my head... but a lot seeped in too. It was a GREAT presentation and I learned a lot already. I will definitely keep coming to these meetings! Thanks to all involved!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Brian H.

    Thanks for all the great info. I really enjoyed the event and venue. Hope to see you all again soon.
    As far as Google+, I'll much more excited about its potential now, but still need insights on how to formulate a strong online/SEO strategy for my business.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Mario C.

    excellent event; the content was great, the crowd was great and the speaker fabulous. we definitely need to have more events at BITD Cafe; very good hospitality

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Keith C.

    I'm so disappointed that I ended up not making it last night. Is there a way of watching the Hangout recording or is there any handouts I can read?

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Mike J.


    June 25, 2013

  • Pamela St. P.

    The meetup was great. I really liked the venue; BITD Cafe is the perfect place to hold this group (at least until it grows even bigger as the word gets out). To have brought us Mark Traphagen last night was a real bonus Phil. Thanks to both of you for a well organized and very informative event!

    June 26, 2013

  • Michael A. M.

    One of the best trainings we've ever had!

    2 · June 26, 2013

  • Julie H.

    Packed with golden nuggets of information about SEO for me and my web biz and clients. Big take away tonight? Authorship in Google+ is link building!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great information

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • John B.

    Great information and inside tips - as usual!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Milton r.


    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Frank C J.

    Lots of good info and great people to talk with.

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Great nuggets from a passionate G+ pro - thanks again to Mark for being so generous sharing his knowledge!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Terry P.

    great meeting learned a ton!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Phil B.

    Bad news. We had to scrap the streaming video for tonight's event. So sorry. Just not enough bandwidth.

    June 25, 2013

  • Phil B.

    We're getting ready to live stream at

    June 25, 2013

  • Andy W.

    Have to miss this one.

    June 25, 2013

  • Dede

    Will this be available via HangOut??

    June 25, 2013

  • Michael

    Yes :-) I'm already here. The meatloaf is great!

    June 25, 2013

  • Hank H.

    Is anyone getting together to grab dinner before hand?

    June 25, 2013

  • Behnaz

    I would like to attend via google hangout. Is that possible? Thank you.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Time conflict and I can't make it anymore :( Hopefully next time!

    June 24, 2013

  • Krista C.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and learning more about Google+.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Margaret M.

    Looking forward to learning more about Google+

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Keith C.

    Looking forward to another Awesome Meeting.

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to future events.

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Christopher P.


    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    These events are always well worth time, plus you meet great folks too!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Bill D

    Remember, wherever we meet I'll be there. Dah! Just like wherever you go, there you are. LOL!

    1 · June 12, 2013

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