Mark Traphagen Moderator

Senior Director of Online Marketing at Stone Temple Consulting in United States (Karma: 12,157)

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Mark is Director of Digital Outreach for Virante. Adept at enabling brands to spread their authority and influence, Mark has gained a special reputation as an expert on Google+. A former teacher, Mark has worked directly in Internet marketing since 2005, but has been involved in social media and online community formation since the mid 1990s. When not helping Virante clients improve their online presence, Mark participates in competitive storytelling, plays with a Dixieland street band, and (surprise) spends more time on the web.Mark has spoken at numerous conferences including SMX, led local SEO meetups, has conducted webinars for SocialFresh and Bulldog PR, and is a regular columnist on the Windmill Networking Blog

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  1. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Show Inbound: Let's connect on social media! Share your social media accounts. (April 2015 Edition)
    I'm Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, which means I have the super-meta job of marketing a marketing agency ;-) We're a content-driven SEO agency serving businesses from…
  2. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Google Plus Is Small, But Still Not Dead Yet
    Hi, I'm the author of the linked post. I welcome your comments or questions!
  3. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Hard Numbers for Google+ Users
    @pathaleySays Good observation. I'm hoping under Horowitz's leadership they'll do something to really shake it up this year.
  4. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Hard Numbers for Google+ Users
    @oompt Oh please always question me! 
  5. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Hard Numbers for Google+ Users
    @onreact_com I think that is exactly the right takeaway from our study. In fact, it very well may be that Google+ is at least as big as any number of other social networks that everyone labels success…
  6. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Hard Numbers for Google+ Users
    @oompt Except that we're here a year later, they just put someone very invested in the platform in charge (Horowitz in place of Besbris, who it is now clear was just a temp caretaker), and I have very…
  7. Mark Traphagen added an article Twitter’s new home page: Can it help the social network appeal to non-tweeters?
  8. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Hard Numbers for Google+ Users
    @MaryGreenIM Great questions. My next Marketing Land column will have a number of reasons why I think Google still has a long term plan for Google+. Also, if you look near the end of Eric's article (t…
  9. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Hard Numbers for Google+ Users
    @patrickcoombe I agree. There is likely a great deal more private activity on G+ than people think.
  10. Mark Traphagen added a comment on Hard Numbers for Google+ Users
    @LuizCent Thanks. The truth is any social network has a ton of inactive, fake, and duplicate profiles. Google+ is going to have a lot more, though, due to things like many people having more than one …