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SEO Ranking Factors For 2015

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Every two years, the marketing software company Moz conducts a survey of leading search marketing and SEO professionals in order to find out what they consider to be the most important factors which affect rankings in search engine results pages (SERPs). Additionally, the 150 or so experts are asked to predict how they think Google’s algorithm will change over the course of the next year.

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Casting Call – Healthy Living Shoot (2 couples)

We are looking for two couples each to spend half day for a healthy living shoot. This will be shot in East Sussex in the rolling hills of the South downs and on the beach (most likely at Seaford where the cliffs meet the water). We are looking for two real couples. This is a stock footage shoot, but we want to make it look as natural as possible and move away from the typical stock shots you might expect.

PRODUCTION INFO

Production title: Healthy Living
Production Type: Stock Footage
Project format: 4K, ground & drone cameras
Production location: East Sussex, UK
Production Company: So Motion Ltd
Director: Ben Kelly
Audition Location: 38a High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2LU
Shooting Location: Sussex Downs, Cuckmere Haven & Seaford Beach
Email: castme@somotion.com
Compensation: £150 per couple (plus reasonable travel expenses)

KEY DATES

Auditions:
19th August, 2015: 3pm to 8pm
20th August, 2015: 3pm to 8pm
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)

Shooting Date: Week commencing 24th August – TBC when we have a more accurate weather forecast.

SYNOPSIS

Richard and Emily are a couple in their mid 20s and have gone out to get some exercise, take some photos and explore the wide expanse of the countryside and the beach.

Don and Janet are a couple in their mid 60s that like to go out into the countryside and stay healthy.

CHARACTER BIOS

Richard & Emily – a couple in their twenties to thirties. They love healthy living, walks in the countryside, exercise and staying healthy by exploring the great outdoors.

Don & Janet – a couple in their late fifties to late sixties. They love the outdoors, walking over the downs, picnicking and exploring the countryside.

OTHER INFORMATION

We really want couples who have great chemistry, enjoy spending time outdoors together and have a fun-loving outlook. The theme is healthy living, so we are going to be filming exercise (running/jogging/stretching), exploring the countryside and hillwalking. We’ll also be bringing along a picnic hamper, so there will be a few more relaxed shots as well. If the sun is shining and the day is warm, we may even do a few shots along the sea front (so bring a change of clothes in case it gets splashy)!

What makes our shoot different is we will predominantly using  a drone to capture the footage. This will add extra drama and excitement to all our shots.

Each couple will be needed for a half day (5 hrs), and we’ll of course provide lunch/snacks/refreshments. Shoot will run 7am to 12pm for couple 1, and 1pm to 6pm for couple 2.

So Motion is an experienced producer of high quality content, and have completed aerial shoots with helicopters on five continents. We are fully insured with £5m of public liability and are fully licensed by the CAA for commercial drone work.

If you are interested please send an e-mail with recent shots of you both (together preferably) to castme@somotion.com or call us on 01273 921501.

Google Introduce ‘Your Timeline’ Feature On Google Maps

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Google has begun rolling out a new feature for its Google Maps service called ‘Your Timeline’. Similar in principle to their previous ‘Location History’ function, this allows you to revisit the places you have been on any given day over the last few years.

If you want to know where that amazing Italian restaurant was on that holiday in Milan in 2013 for example, then you can simply check your timeline and it will display the exact location of your night out. If you are a Google Photos user, you will also be able to view any photos that you took at the time.

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