Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic
MARCH 17, 2011
When you end up in the first page of Google your traffic explodes. The greatest advantage of getting traffic through Google first page is that your average bounce rate decreases dramatically, because these users know exactly what they are looking for and they land in your nice well-crafted webpage. Features searchTunnel picture by pixelplacebo. Why will they return often?
Google+ Tips and Tricks
JULY 5, 2011
Feature Friday: Why Violating Copyrights on YouTube is Good
MARCH 4, 2011
The following feature article is written by Joy Mystic. When YouTube started and then later was acquired by Google there was a well-publicized copyright brawl between publishers of all kinds and Google. More publishers are embracing your violation and opting to allow you to keep your work on YouTube while Google serves ads on your creative videos. Features Youtube
34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. It’s “the linchpin of Google’s plan to own the entire internet” (see below for the source of that quote). ”).
The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011
MAY 3, 2011
Allison lives in the New York City area and works with the Marketing team at Google to explore the changing face of media, mobile and consumer behavior, drive new thinking internally, and communicate Google’s visionary concepts to wider audiences. Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. What is it? Jennifer Aaker. aaker. Diana Adams. Ambal.
How to get your content shared on Google+
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Sure Google+ can be a powerful tool to share your message with, but this network is in it’s infancy, and with millions of users your message can be left largely unheard unless you have created circles who care about what you have to say and will share it with their own circles and help you get the word out. So how can you measure how effective your Google+ engagement is?
Feature Friday: Social Media Marketing Across Global Cultures
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
The following is a feature article by Christian Arno. While this can be achieved via machine translation programs such as Babelfish and Google Translate that are often built into social media sites, machine translation is prone to mistakes. Related articles you may enjoy: Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social? Features globalization networking
The #1 Reason You’ll Want to Use Google+
AUGUST 10, 2011
If you’re still wondering if you ought to bother spending time getting to know yet another social network, I’ve got one big reason you might want to give Google+ a try. To keep things simple for the moment, let’s focus on the top reason you should care about Google+. Google is the power player when it comes to online search. Google Gets to Make the Rules.
50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. going to YouTube and running a search or clicking around the featured or related videos). 2011 Trends: Make Your Corporate Site A Social Media Hub by Business 2 Community. How much does Social Media cost companies in 2011?
How To Create a Presence on Google+
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Tweet On November 7 2011, Google+ launched their highly anticipated pages. For long, Google’s message to business has been to “hold your horses”, while they were creating a proper solution for businesses and brands. Of course the reasons for having a Page on Google+ are those that we already know from Facebook: To build relations and to connect with your network. Pepsi.
Google Analytics for Beginners
JULY 25, 2011
Google has made all this possible with its quintessential service called Google Analytics that specifically caters to online marketers. So what exactly is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a flagship service from the Google stables that furnish accurate visitor data for an online enterprise. Advantages of using Google Analytics. Features.
#FollowFriday: January through June 2011
DECEMBER 23, 2011
This week is a list of everyone featured January through June. But the cool thing? I’ve created both Twitter and Google Reader lists that you can follow at once. Click here for the Google Reader blog subscription. For the last two Fridays of the year, I thought I’d do something a little bit different and fun. And next week we’ll do July through December.
The Google+ Project Is Here
JUNE 29, 2011
Well, the Google+ Project is here (sort of – they’re rolling it out slowly to high influencers first) and I don’t know what to make of it. But you can share with people in your Circles or, with your permission, Google will upload them to a private cloud where people with similar interests can view them. Yes, this is their answer to Facebook. Ai yi yi! The Breakdown.
Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted
JANUARY 27, 2011
The following is a feature article by Jeannie Chan. Nevertheless, you Googled them and eventually got to know them, which would have been the first step toward buying from them. Inspire me below… -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted on his blog. Related articles you may enjoy: Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog. Features branding commentsThis may come as a surprise to you, being a reader of a social media blog. Because we are scared. would argue no.
Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011
JANUARY 13, 2011
Eleven Digital Trends to Watch in 2011. Location, Location, Facebook – If 2010 belonged to solely Foursquare, it’s likely that Facebook will rain on their parade in 2011. Google Strikes Back – Google proves that the best way to beat Facebook & Twitter is to do what they do best: index them to pieces. Featured predictions trendsRelationship-building, too.
You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Tuesday night I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with Marc Pitman and Nathan Hand on Google Plus. At one point Nathan put a challenge on the table for the three of us to write a post about Google Plus Pages during the Hangout. So you have a Google Plus Page… Now What? People who know nothing about Google Plus. Google Plus Pages vs. Facebook Pages.
Google+ and World Domination
JULY 5, 2011
If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. Adding the “ Authorship tag to syndicated posts will allow users to follow specific authors and list your content on the +1 tab of your Google profile. What if you did get into Google+ already?
Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ
MARCH 10, 2011
Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. Offering a wide range of useful gadgets, including calendars and calculators, and even a joke-of-the-day gadget, iGoogle’s custom features can easily be added to your homepage with the click of a button. First, you’ll need a Google account.
25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started
JULY 16, 2011
Google+ (or is it “Google Plus ?), the search giant’s big social initiative, has arrived and there’s a lot to learn. Google’s answer to Facebook has been in the works for a year and has been delayed several times due to disagreements about its design, purpose, and execution. Facebook’s threat to Google’s domination of the Web was a wake-up call that ignited the development of the new social platform. and Canada , the network’s exponential growth frightened Google’s leadership into taking action. Enough said.
Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
AUGUST 11, 2011
The newest social network de jour is Google+. Available by invite only (for now), Google+ has taken the social networking scene by storm. Live for just over a month, Google+ has already hit 10 million+ users, and it’s still not open to the pubic. Google+ is like a shiny new birthday toy. Learn About Google+ on Google+. Google isn’t offering anything new.
Should you start a Google+ page for your business?
DECEMBER 2, 2011
page doesn’t get notifications by email, text or in the Google+ bar, so it’s hard to keep on top of your discussions. Unless you’re a big brand with Google Direct Connect you don’t own the page name. Currently few social media management tools offer Google+ support, though Hootsuite will be soon. If you can’t grow your network on Google+ easily what’s the point? So why do all the big brands have Google+ pages then? They actually get to reserve the name of their company on Google+using Google+ Direct Connect.
Google+ vs Facebook: A Turf War? [Infographic]
JULY 11, 2011
Tweet Searching the web, I found this interesting infographic by Technobombs.com , which gives a feature by feature comparison of Google+ and Facebook. When Google launched its +1 Button two months backs, there were instant comparisons to Facebook’s Like Button. But Google+ is yet to launch its brand pages and APIs. New features.
2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women
Blue Focus Marketing
MAY 8, 2011
Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project – and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. Paul Pioneer Press as well as the Features/Travel editor for the newspaper. Maybe next year… Watch next month (close to Father’s Day ) for the #Nifty50 Men of Twitter for 2011.
The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise
JUNE 6, 2011
Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. Now, along with Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and myself, we would like to introduce the recipients of the 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Award.
PWBlog Now Featured on B2B Marketing Zone
PWB Marketing Blog
AUGUST 3, 2011
Google Analytics ? B2B Marketing Business Blogging Blogging Demand Generation Google AnalyticsPWBlog is now a member of B2B Marketing Zone , a site that brings together top bloggers and topics on B2B marketing in one place. B2B Marketing Zone culls the web for the best B2B bloggers and includes them in their community. This is no easy feat. Content is categorized by topics.
Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011
JANUARY 9, 2012
10 Twitter Features You Might Be Missing by GigaOM. Aliza Sherman highlights 10 features of Twitter that not all users may be aware of–including a few that may be news even to power users–such a list of helpful Twitter keyboard shortcuts. Twitter gets new, Facebook-like feeds & features by DevBeat. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. The conclusion?
2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men
Blue Focus Marketing
MAY 23, 2011
Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list. These men are indeed using Twitter to rewire and reorient the Web. But, by no means, is this list complete. Adam L. Andres Silva A.
Everything You Need to Know About Google+
Social Media Marketing
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
In case you're coming out from the rock you've been living under for the summer, Google+ arrived on our digital doorsteps in early July - but only for limited field testing. Yesterday, it was announced that Google+ had finally been released as a public beta, meaning that you no longer require an invitation to join the network. At this time, Google+ is only open to individuals.
Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics
Small Business Mavericks
FEBRUARY 12, 2011
» Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics There have been several significant improvements made to Google’s Webmaster Tools over this past week. One feature that has been added is the ability to link your Google Analytics data to your Webmaster Tools account. About Us What’s a Maverick? Is your web site optimized for mobile?
Google+ : A Quick Snapshot
JULY 4, 2011
It’s a social networking web of ideas and elements that’s set to change the way we work with Google. Personally, I feel it is a quite intelligent move if Google wants to expand commercially (for businesses), in line with Facebook’s move. feel its really innovative and one of the most cool features Google+. Google’s +1 Button vs. Facebook’s Like Button.
Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus
Convince & Convert
JULY 3, 2011
Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. I won’t break down all the features and how-tos and what-ifs, as other folks are better at that, including Jason Falls and Chris Brogan. Already, some early Google Plus users have created 20 or more Circles to categorize their online relationships.
Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
NOVEMBER 24, 2011
This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. This is where Google Analytics Advanced Segments come into play. Is Google+ Imperative For SEO? Google stuff. The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing. All Your Writing Clips on One Site: Cuttings.me
Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011
MARCH 21, 2012
And while LinkedIn’s features remain focused primarily on activity at the individual professional level, the network has added several features for enterprises over the past year, including most recently the Follow Company button for business websites. ” Tips for LinkedIn Company Pages. 8 New LinkedIn Features Worth Exploration by Social Media Examiner.
Announcing Google For Nonprofits!
MARCH 16, 2011
We’re frantically digging out from Great Ideas (one word – awesomesauce) and heading over to NTC for the next three days, so I’ll just drop this completely unedited little list of informational links from Google, who have just launched Google for Nonprofits. I headed straight from the airport to their offices in DC today to hear the announcement, so here is the scoop. We’ll blog some more in depth analysis of what this all actually means in a few days, when our heads stop spinning… in the meantime, check it out. Read the Official Google blog post.
Why the Facebook Feature Frenzy Will Fail
JULY 11, 2011
Last week Mark Zuckerberg revealed video chat (see above video), the first of many new features in what will be called, “ Launching Season 2011. Yet, this announcement (conveniently timed one week after Google+ launched) only seems to add to the problems that Facebook has. Google+ is not perfect by a long mile, but it did up the ante. Image by Geeky Gadgets.
Is Google becoming evil?
The Way of the Web
NOVEMBER 3, 2011
Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. After all, if you’re paying $150,000 for Google Analytics Premium, you’d be expecting all information. That’s entirely lost now.
Wanna learn about Google+? I’m your girl
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
You might have seen my post last week when Google+ launched business pages or attended my webinar to help people get started with Google+. Since then I’ve had a lot of questions from readers and clients about Google’s newest network, so two things are in the works I thought you’d like to know about. I’ve just launched an e-learning course about Google + on Udemy. Google+ for Business. ” book on Google+ for business, so look for a new book with quick tips written in easy-to-digest tweets all about how to use Google+!
Google+ and Lessons Learned
JULY 16, 2011
I saw a message on Google+ yesterday from the-ever on top of the newest app-Louis Gray that made me cringe. Basically it allows you to invite your entire Facebook friends list to Google+. Of Facebook shut the application down immediately, and I’m thinking that’s not exactly a bad thing. I don’t want all my connections on Google+ yet, maybe ever. ARRGGGHHH!!
Once upon a time, I Believed in the Fairytale of Klout
DECEMBER 2, 2011
On August 10th 2011 Klout announced on their blog that they now measure influence across 10 networks. ” On September 20th 2011 Klout announced that Google+ now has Klout. In fact, GooglePlus did not have Klout untill November 22, 2011 when Klout officially announced that Klout Scores would now integrated activities on GooglePlus. KLOUT TRANSPARENCY. Look closely.
5 Things Google+ Pages for Brands Are Missing
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Google+ Pages for brands have launched; let the comparisons to Facebook brand pages begin! Many people have been boasting the potential search engine optimization advantages these Google+ Pages will have, but there are 5 important things Facebook Pages have that Google+ Pages currently do not. 1. Only one admin per Google+ Page, along with the inability to transfer admins, makes it impossible for internal teams and outside resources to manage or post content to your page. 3. Have you set up a Google+ Page for your brand yet? Vanity URLs. Multiple Admins.