Question Authority - Google Answers with David Amerland

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So much to know about Google+. David Amerland has answers.


david-amerland+David Amerland is graciously giving his time to answer your questions. One hour of questions answered! And new-to-Google+ special guests +Jessica Maynard and +Kevin Burns are joining the panel to prompt questions. Jessica comes from the creative side and Kevin has that analytical engineering perspective. Everyone has a sense of humour. So come have fun and expand your vision of your online presence. Join in. This is a rare opportunity to ask YOUR questions from a thought leader in online presence.

About +David Amerland

I travel a lot. I surf the web even more. Over the last three years I've spent time in thirteen countries and three continents making airports and hotel rooms more of a constant, for me, than home. I also spend more hours, each day, online than most people would consider to be healthy. The one stability in all this is Google+ where I can be found, time allowing, on most days. It has become my anchor.

In my posts, interviews and podcasts I add pieces to the puzzle. I explain how each one fits in a bigger picture. How that bigger picture then makes sense.

Sensemaking changes everything.

Before I got here, I used to be a corporate rat who used to be a journalist, before I jumped ship into full-time writing, speaking and blogging. In my offline time I indulge a lifelong passion in martial arts, I run, hit the heavy bag and try to find the limits at which we can go without sleep and still function. I also visit as many museums and cafes as possible. Funnily enough I regard what can be found in both museums and cafes as brain food.

Fitness is important to me. It helps maintain a level of sanity that would otherwise require pharmaceuticals or expensive therapy. I pay some of what it has given me back by running a Fitness Community. I am also a moderator of Plus Your Business a community focused on helping business people get the most out of G+ and the semantic web.

Speaking of semantics, I am the owner of Google Semantic Search a community I started to explore the implications of semantic technology in daily life (and there are many).

Professionally I advise a handful of companies globally, blog for a number of websites, including Forbes,, and socialmediatoday and write for magazines and newspapers.

I give about 50 talks, speeches and presentations each year and hold an annual seminar on SEO and Social Media (details to which you will find on my website.). I advise a couple of global companies and a handful of startups on social media positioning and search strategies and I write for Forbes, 21CIT, Insights and a number of dead-tree newspapers.

Some of the Events I have been part of: SEO in the Sun (SEO & Introduction to Social Media) Manchester SES (SEO) Business Group Digital Conference (SEO & Social Media) Rutgers University mini-MBA (SEO and Social Media Crisis Management) Shanghai APAC executive SEO & Social Media Crisis Management training. MxDE Senior Executive Program, Zug (Piercing the Search Bubble). SMX East (keynote speech on Entities in semantic search) Semantic Technology & Business Conference panelist Associated with: SynaptIQ+ Rutgers Center for Management Development Digital CRM My Books Google Semantic Search: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Techniques That Get Your Company More Traffic, Increases Brand Impact and Amplifies Your Online Presence SEO Help: 20 steps to get your website to Google's #1 page Online Marketing Help: How to promote your online business using Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other social networks. The Social Media Mind: How Social Media is Changing Business, Politics and Science and Helps Create a New World Order Getting to No. 1 on Google in Simple Steps Brilliant Search Engine Optimisation Google+ Hangouts for Business

Currently working on: Two new ideas. I could discuss both of them with you but then I'd have to track you down and kill you. :) (Be thankful that I am considerate and don't). If you made it this far you might be interested to know that now all of my writing is curated (without comment) at Prometheus. I no longer use RSS on my website and the G+ Page here gives me the opportunity to archive all my writing across the web. I have, however, created an RSS feed for it so you can keep track of everything I write here.

The best way to reach me is through Google+ or my website: Bragging rights I used to wear a suit.

About +Jessica Maynard

Tagline “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind” - Dr. Seuss Introduction I love what I do. I manage & buy for a great boutique called Nouriche. I focus on Eco-friendly fashion, charitable or globally minded or local companies. I run our Facebook page & have tons of fun with the Divas there. I also have another page called TheMainNerd. This is still really evolving but I do fashion tips, health tips & Nerdy jokes. I am a rep for Premier Designs jewelry & Plexus Slim so I get info out about that there. Bragging rights always learning

About +Kevin Burns

Tagline Find your passions and then realize them. Trouvez vos passions et puis réalisez-les. Introduction BSME, M.Eng - Systems Engineering, Emotional Intelligence (EI) change agent, photography, mountain hiking, birds, wildlife, music (Blues, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Rat Pack, Elvis, Country), DVD Movie Night, English/French/Italian language enthusiast, spacecraft/rocket engines/space exploration, sub-orbital/Low Earth Orbit flight. Buongiorno! C’est bon pour la santé. Bonne journée! A presto!



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