Google+ for Your Business
JANUARY 27, 2014
As promised in my blog post, Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business? , I am following up with an in-depth look at Google+. Google+ has an estimated 300 million active users - far from the ghost town people believe it to be. Statistics also show that Google+ is the second most actively used social platform boasting users in over 31 markets. Use it.
Beware the Google+ Experts
JULY 18, 2011
The “experts are taking advantage of people who feel like they’re going to be left behind if they don’t figure out Google+. As of this writing, it has been 24 days since Google+ launched. If that’s the case, I want their jobs because that means they’ve spent 11 hours, every day, for the past three weeks using Google+. Pay attention to Google+.
Google News Lab, Algorithms, and Content Creation
JULY 7, 2015
Introducing Google News Lab. And now Google News Lab has launched, which is billed as, “a new effort at Google to empower innovation at the intersection of technology and media.” It’s been three years since Narrative Science launched and now Google is getting into the space. Go play in the Google News Lab tutorials. By Gini Dietrich.
Google+ Tips and Tricks
JULY 5, 2011
Google Plus SEO: The Business Benefits
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
Google Plus offers business opportunities available nowhere else. The social network run by Google — the gateway to your business — is a game-changer. It ties together several Google products and delivers many rewards for brands. Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, has said , “It’s really the unification of all of Google’s services, with a common social layer.”
When to Post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest
MARCH 8, 2014
Determining the best times to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and blogs is vital to content marketing success. Timing+ helps you decide when it’s best to post on Google+ by evaluating your historical post data. When to post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and blogs — and when not to. Google+. Blogs.
Use Google Authorship to Improve SEO and Drive Traffic
APRIL 14, 2013
Don’t miss a huge branding opportunity: Link your Google+ profile to the content you create Google is looking to put user identity at the forefront of a number of its products, including search. Blogging Brand Branding Google Google Plus Search SEO google plus They are trying new ways to authenticate quality links.
How Google+ Could Affect SEO
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Google HQ is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of searches. The introduction of Google+ is an interesting attempt in bringing user-generated content through social media closer to the Google search engine. Here is a discussion of how Google+ could affect SEO. Through circles, Google+ could measure the reputation of users. Comments within Google+.
Five Easy Ways to Use Google+
JULY 25, 2012
Last summer, when Google+ launched in beta to the uber-geeky technology crowd, the industry was all a flutter. Was Google to be more kind with our private information? And, because it’s a Google product, the search engine giant ranks content higher if it’s promoted through the platform than that on any other social network. Are you using Google+? Not really. Hangouts.
24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. Many of this year’s best posts about Google’s newest social platform were written early in the year. You can!
Eight Common Blogging Mistakes
AUGUST 9, 2012
We created an editorial calendar and everyone was responsible for blogging, from the interns on up through me. Our goal was to blog about the silly things people do to hurt the perception of the PR industry and perpetuate the “spin doctor” image. So I’ve created a list of eight things to consider while you’re blogging. Was. A. Disaster. Link to people.
Google News Tip for Google+ Embedded Posts
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
A quick tip for news publishers on using Google+ embedded posts. When embedding a Google+ post in a news article, be sure to include enough original editorial text to meet the 80 word minimum for Google News indexation. also want to emphasize that this tip applies only to articles and blog posts that are eligible for Google News indexation.
135 Million Users Are Active in Google+ Stream
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 11, 2012
“Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever” wrote Google Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra in a blog post late last week. The blog post also announced new features for Google+, showing a continued effort to make the social network more appealing to users. Social Media Statistics Google Google Plus social networking statistics
Six Tips for Using Google+ Now
AUGUST 1, 2011
Well, much to my chagrin, I just saw that PRNews is offering Google+ training for $329. The first thing you want to do is create a Google profile, if you don’t already have one. Go to Google Profiles , sign into your Gmail account, and click on the edit profile button. Google+ is set up with what they call Circles. Tracking traffic to your web site or blog.
Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas
AUGUST 4, 2015
Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums. The social share buttons should already be on the content, of course, but this encourages additional sharing, which Google loves. The post Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas appeared first on Spin Sucks. by emmahardy This is a smart blog. mean it.
Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Today we launch our very first (hopefully of many) online course… The Modern Blogging Masterclass. What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass? What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass, you ask? How the constant changes at the social networks—and at Google—affect the work you’re doing. By Gini Dietrich. Alright, boys and girls…ladies and gents. or phrases. .
Create “Perfect” Posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ [Infographic]
AUGUST 17, 2013
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SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page
MARCH 23, 2012
And, right now, Google+ is one of the dominating social networking sites. With that said, take the following aspects into mind while creating your Google+ page. When it comes to the “About” section, make sure that it includes relevant details about you or your company since Google search results use a line or two as a snippet or meta description.
How Indian Politicians are Using Google+ Hangouts
APRIL 19, 2013
But Google has completely changed the way we “hang out” with our near and dear ones. With the advent of Google+ (G+) multi-party video chats or Hangouts, not only can we now hang out with our friends and family, but, if we like, with the Prime Minister, Finance Minister, or the President of the country. Image: SatishAcharya via Google, CC 3.0.
18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+? What are the best tools for analyzing Google+ activity and results? ” Google+ and SEO.
20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Looking for the best social media marketing blogs? Social media is now mandatory for businesses. I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices. You’ve come to the right place! Here are some that [.].
Use Media Relations to Get on the First Page of Google
JANUARY 20, 2015
By Gini Dietrich Last week I wrote a blog post about how to use an editorial calendar to create lots of content ideas from one topic. In the comments, Stephanie Vermillion asked, “Is there a suggested number of total content pieces you need to develop expertise on the main topic in the eyes of Google?” The short answer is no. The number of pieces does not matter.
Making Google+ Worth Your Time
AUGUST 1, 2012
This morning I had a conversation with a friend about Google+ and it’s a conversation I used to have about Twitter. It all started with the announcement that the NFL is adding Google+ Hangouts to the league’s fantasy football pages to enable a video chat feature right on the pages. Clearly he’s not circling the right people on Google+. Get set. Share.
Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? And for individuals who blog or contribute to publications, Google authorship was worth setting up a Google+ profile for in terms of SEO and verification of authority. However, it seems like the more time goes by, the less likely it seems that Google+ will be around for the long haul.
Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success
MAY 2, 2013
That’s a blog post for another day. Google’s Keyword Tool. Google Trends. Then take those new ideas back to the Google Keyword Tool and gather more info. Google Analytics. Once your site has been around for a while, it pays to check your analytics package (whether Google or other). Google search. Competitor websites, blogs and industry forums.
10 Things That Expose Good Sites to Google Panda
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Google Panda was designed to go after sites with a high volume of thin or low-quality content (among other things) in an effort to improve the overall strength of the search results. An example of this would be publishing a blog post, article and gallery all on the same subject, with each version repeating certain portions of the same text and sharing the same headlines and title tags.
Breaking Up Google
JANUARY 27, 2014
It may be time to break Google up. At a minimum, the Justice Department should consider taking up antitrust action against Google again. Google takes these actions to drive revenue for its advertising products. Contextual and creepy at the same time, Google uses all of the data collected from products to serve the ad beast, which in turn suggests products from paying partners.
How to Mention Someone in Google Plus Posts
MAY 21, 2014
Categories: Blog , Facebook , How To Tags: Google , google plus , social media Mention someone on Google Plus to grab their attention, give them credit or ask them a question. Blog Facebook How To Google google plus social media Read more. ).
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.
5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+
MAY 30, 2012
There’s been a lot of noise about Google+. Personally I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Google+. Unfortunately the platform has quite a lot of downside too. I’ve noted before that the Google+ Business pages may not be for all brands, some have built their Google+ pages and done quite well, but maybe not well enough to ax that Facebook page just yet.
How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
We just got word that Google’s AMP ( Accelerated Mobile Pages ) project is live. Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. Here’s how to make your WordPress Site Google AMP compatible. Like this: https://www.billhartzer.com/pages/how-to-make-your-wordpress-site-google-amp-compatible/amp/. Next, log into WordPress.
Some Google Changes and Google Plus Tips
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
I have read a few “How to use Google Plus for Business” posts and presentations. They all focus on search results and the power of Google. While I do not have a Facebook Page, my Google Plus result comes up third in search: I did a test for Chobani and Pepsi. But it is safe to say Google Plus will rank for you if you have enough content. This is true.
10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+
JULY 5, 2011
Something interesting is happening with Google+. You can do this through blog subscriptions, newsletters, and registered content. Yes, you need to have Twitter and Facebook and (now) Google+. We don’t know yet what or if Google will be providing businesses, in terms of data on its customers, so best to collect it yourself now. In this case: A database. Video.
10 Steps To Create An Awesome Google+ Profile
AUGUST 16, 2011
Once you sign-up for Google+, the first order of business should be to build your profile. This is where you showcase the information you want to be publicly available when someone searches, or googles , you online. It is also the information others will use to decide whether or not to connect with you on Google+. More on sharing in an upcoming blog post.
Google+ for Nonprofits
JULY 23, 2012
If there’s one thing the whole world has learned since 1998: ignore Google at your own peril. Google+ may not have the user base or popularity of other social networks, but it does have the search giant’s backing and a whole lot of potential. Hear how nonprofits and associations are approaching Google+ from Debra Askanase of Community 2.0 and Miss the first one on Pinterest ?
Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page
JUNE 24, 2012
I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean. While I’m not really confident of the future of Google+, it doesn’t appear to be fading as fast as Google Wave did, so maybe Google is invested in the long-term search/social integration of the platform and is going to continue to shovel money into it. So here’s what I did. Cheers!
16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats
MARCH 15, 2016
This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? ” Blogging is the ideal vehicle for communicating brand purpose, beyond just “selling stuff.” Business Blogging Stats and Facts. 1.
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?
12 Most Creative Strategies to Craft an Effective Blog Post
JUNE 21, 2016
Do you wonder why some blog posts tend to attract a lot of readers and get a lot of reaction? This In these 12 most creative strategies to craft an effective blog post, we’ll look at ideas how you can accomplish more on your blog. Talking about great blog posts, these are the ones that we would love to read through all the way to the last period. Use subheadings.
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.
Are Google+ Business Pages Replacing Facebook Pages?
JANUARY 19, 2012
I speak a lot about Google+ as a tool for business. In fact I’ve just written a book called “ Google+ for Business Tweet ” and I’m presenting a second Focus.com Roundtable in February. Google+ is a social network with huge potential for businesses, but it’s best value is as an individual user, not a business page. Micro-blog. Hangouts.
Blogger Integrates With Google+
Small Business Mavericks
OCTOBER 25, 2011
Google has said from the beginning that it plans to integrate all of its services with Google+. Well, that integration is happening right now for Blogger, the Google blogging platform. I’ve kept it no secret that I’m a fan of WordPress on your own domain name, but there are still people who would rather use Blogger as a free blogging platform. It’s not as effective in terms of SEO as WordPress on your own domain name, but it’s still a blog. Blogging is still one of the most powerful online marketing tactics.
What the Heck Is Google+?
JULY 4, 2011
I’ve spent the past four days in Google+ , trying to figure out if it’s a Facebook killer , a Twitter killer, or just one more social network we have to use. I can say with certainty it’s none of the above, but I haven’t yet figured out what the heck it is. With the exception of Deb and me, all of the posts, comments, and blog posts about the tool are from men.