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Feature Friday: How to Increase Web Traffic

Ari Herzog

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

Janet Fouts

This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+.  If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile. Google+ has it’s own privacy policy, here’s a link. Google+. Language.

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Feature Friday: Why Violating Copyrights on YouTube is Good

Ari Herzog

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

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

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.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

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). ”).

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. Does Google PageRank Really Matter? : The answer is no, but it’s still a metric that is close to Larry Page’s heart. And I did. Blogging.

Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Well, Google just changed the conversation in a big way and just in time. The announcement of Google pages for business came just in time to turn the whole argument on it’s head. As I scanned my Google Plus stream it quickly became clear that it was way more than that. How could we resist?

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New Twitter Features Summed Up

Mindjumpers

As you use Twitter, the feature will be better at serving you content. But still – looks like Twitter is stepping up the competition to Google+ and Linkedin, who has also recently created space for special brand presences – and of course Facebook who has been there for some time now. How To Create a Presence on Google+. Launches brand pages. infographic].

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

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?

The #1 Reason You’ll Want to Use Google+

Almost Savvy

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.

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The Google+ Project Is Here

Spin Sucks

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.

How to get your content shared on Google+

Janet Fouts

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?

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Google Analytics for Beginners

Idaconcpts

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.

Feature Friday: Social Media Marketing Across Global Cultures

Ari Herzog

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 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

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.

Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted

Ari Herzog

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.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

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.

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How To Create a Presence on Google+

Mindjumpers

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+ vs Facebook: A Turf War? [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

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.

#FollowFriday: January through June 2011

Spin Sucks

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.

Eleven Digital Trends to Watch In 2011

SocialFish

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.

25 Google Plus Resources, Articles, and Reviews to Help You Get Started

Pamorama

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.

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Women

Blue Focus Marketing

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.

PWBlog Now Featured on B2B Marketing Zone

PWB Marketing Blog

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.

You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?

SocialFish

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.

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Google+: The New Kid on the Block, but is it Too Little, Too Late?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

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.

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Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

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?

2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men

Blue Focus Marketing

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.

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Google+ : A Quick Snapshot

Mindjumpers

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.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

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?

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Should you start a Google+ page for your business?

Janet Fouts

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.

Why the Facebook Feature Frenzy Will Fail

Geoff Livingston

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Google+

Social Media Marketing

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.

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

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.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

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.

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Google vs Facebook: Name the 2011 Winner

Ari Herzog

Judging by an analysis of the most-visited websites during the first 11 months of 2010, in comparison to 2009, Facebook hit first place and surpassed Google. When you consider Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was featured as TIME magazine’s person of the year, not to mention ‘The Social Network’ film success, is the top honor a surprise to you?

Wanna learn about Google+? I’m your girl

Janet Fouts

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+!

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Kikolani

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

5 Things Google+ Pages for Brands Are Missing

Firebelly

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.

How Google’s Newest Announcements Will Affect SEO

Firebelly

On Tuesday, Google let loose on to the world a slew of new announcements , all changing the way users can search the web. First and foremost is Search by Image, a new feature that opens desktop searching up to the features of Google Goggles for Android phones. Google has simply introduced new ways to enter text in to the search box.

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Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

So, here is this year’s list, the top ten public relations blunders of 2011. 1. University President Graham Spanier fanned the flames with a poorly planned initial statement featuring more support for two University officials alleged to have been covering up a 2002 incident than for the eight abuse victims. I always look forward to the end of the year. Cain Undeniably Unprepared.

Announcing Google For Nonprofits!

SocialFish

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.

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What Makes Your Facebook Page Post Feature On Feeds? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

While Google's search algorithms are well kept secrets Facebook is transparent about the algorithms that it uses for Posts of Pages to appear on the Feeds of the Fans / Community Members. The Facebook algorithm is called EdgeRank. EdgeRank consists of three main variables. They are: Affinity Weight Recency Affinity: This is the number of times the person and the Page interact. Weight: Is the number of times comments, likes and such interactions take place. Recency: This is the time since content was posted. My Business Page is on Facebook at: [link] Do join me

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