Something’s Brewing at Platform Pundit

mark-516277_1920Hi, it’s Gary McLaren here. Over the past two years, I have been heavily involved with other projects and Platform Pundit was not updated. Something new is in the works and I am sure that readers of Platform Pundit will love what is coming.

I’ll be in touch again soon.


Google Discontinues Google Authorship

Google has announced that it is discontinuing its Google Authorship program. Practically this means that the search engine will no longer be tracking data from content using the rel=author markup. Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller had this to say, “I’ve been involved since we first started testing authorship markup and displaying it in search results. […]

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How to Set Up Google Authorship with Your Google+ Profile

Have you noticed that some people have a profile photo appear alongside their results in Google Search? Would you like to do that with articles and posts that you have written?  This post explains how to officially link your content to your Google+ profile. You can set this up for multiple domains to which you contribute. […]

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How to Find People to Circle on Google Plus

Find People On Plus

Google Plus is now the second largest social network and growing quickly with 500 million registered users and an estimated 343 million active monthly users (January 2013). That is an impressive achievement given that Google Plus only launched in June 2011. But how can you find people to follow? In this article I discuss some of my favorite methods for finding new […]

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5 Ways to Find Shared Circles on Google Plus

Have you noticed that there are “Shared Circles” on Google Plus? This is a powerful feature that enables you to share circles of people that you have curated. It also means that when you discover someone else’s shared circle of interesting people you can quickly add that entire circle to your circles. To add a circle you […]

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You Can Now Download Your Twitter Archive

Have you ever wanted to go back in time and explore your past Tweets? Until recently you could not easily do that. Now Twitter have introduced a feature where you can download your Twitter archive. Your Twitter archive includes all your Tweets (including Retweets) going back to the very beginning when your account began. To […]

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SEO for Startups in 10 Minutes

SEO for Startups

In this YouTube video Maile Ohye from Google advises your startup as if she had only 10 minutes as your SEO consultant. Just a few of the recommendations she makes: Choose if you want your visitors to see your site at or Verify ownership of your site with Google Webmaster Tools Perform a […]

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Social Media Demographics – Where Can You Find Your Audience?

Social Media Demographics

Do you ever wonder where your target audience spends their time online? Which major social networks do they use? Depending upon whether your audience tends to be male, female, younger, or older, some social networks will be better than others for reaching them. We’ve put together an Infographic showing a breakdown of the major social […]

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How to Write Killer Blog Headlines

  OK, so you are building a platform online. You’re off to a good start. And you have a blog? Even better! But with so many online distractions what is it that can grab your readers’ attention and get them to read your posts? A good title or headline! Today I want to give you […]

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