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Blogger Integrates With Google+

Small Business Mavericks

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. If you are a Blogger user and a Google+ user, then I believe integrating your two accounts will cause a big boost in your blog. Blogger has done a lot to help new businesses go online.

Google News Lab, Algorithms, and Content Creation

Spin Sucks

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.” They’re helped journalists, bloggers, and citizen journalists pull data for part of the story while the humans add the color. Go play in the Google News Lab tutorials.

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Blogger Outreach: Three Steps to a Successful Program

Spin Sucks

Going through the list of questions, there were a lot around finding the right bloggers to pitch for your product or service. Finding the Right Bloggers. There are multiple tools you can use to find the right bloggers to pitch: Vocus (paid). Google Blogsearch (free). They are the first step in developing your list of bloggers to reach. Blogger Outreach.

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9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers

Pamorama

Google Trends: Hot Searches. Click on a trend and see the related Google search results: 4 Content Improvement Tools. The app highlights common errors and catches wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated language: 9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. Content Idea Tools. Soovle.

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Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

Webbiquity SMM

Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. ” Perfect!

4 of the Best Blogger Outreach Strategies

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com I’ve been writing about, participating in, and talking about blogger outreach for years. My favorite posts and topics of conversation revolve around actual examples or case studies of blogger outreach done well. To complete that guide, I want to provide a wrap up of my favorite blogger outreach examples from the past year.

The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Google+ has just won the People’s Choice award for social media at The Webby Awards presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. This may come as a surprise, since Google+ isn’t as popular as was first expected. Prior to the latest Google updates, links were closely related to high rankings and more pronounced visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs).

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Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

Bloggers too, are being taken seriously as true influencers by marketers and are being courted by brands and the PR agencies that represent them. Here are some tips for new bloggers to help get the best out of brand relationships: Seattle-area Blogger Meetup Group Photo (2) (Photo credit: Chris Pirillo). Should the blogger tweet throughout the event? Related articles.

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?

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Ari Herzog

21 Reasons to Use Google Analytics by David Murton. If you can give me solid writing about a new and emerging media subject, I can give you an engaged international readership with hundreds of daily visitors with a Google page rank of 5. Please continue reading Guest Bloggers Wanted and leave a comment if inspired. You used to read guest blog posts every Friday. Know someone?

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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Google Chrome: The Ideal Browser for Bloggers and Content Authors?

Idaconcpts

For all bloggers and content authors there’s nothing more annoying than a browser’s crash just before you were about to hit the ‘submit’ or ‘publish’ button into a blogging or CMS system. Instead of running as one process, Google learned from the other browsers mistakes and designed Chrome in such a way so each page or tab runs as a separate process. Google Chrome Protection.

Bloggers: Let Your Content and Your Readers Breathe

Myrland Marketing

Updates on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook & Tumblr. Blogging Content Marketing Uncategorized Bloggers Content Content marketing Facebook Google+ How To Write A Blog Post LinkedIn Marketing Publisher Tumblr Twitter Visual Content EVERYONE IS BECOMING A PUBLISHER. We don’t have much time to grab our readers’ attention these days. Comments on blog posts.

Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

SocMed Sean

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!

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What the Best Bloggers Do Right

Convince & Convert

So what are the qualities or distinct characteristics that mark these super bloggers, setting them on a plane higher than us lesser mortals? I am inclined to think that entry to this rarefied region is free, as long as you get these three steps just right. Being regular and keeping that blog fresh is one thing that nearly every successful blogger did. Last time I checked , 3.75

How to Increase Your Content Visibility in Google Knowledge Graph

Convince & Convert

The way our mind acquires, operates, and responds reminds me of the Google Knowledge Graph. Google Knowledge Graph is the largest warehouse of knowledge in digital history—and it’s doing it with your help. What Is Google Knowledge Graph? In a nutshell, Google knowledge graph is a systematic way of organizing facts, people, and places to improve the relevancy of search outcomes.

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Blogger and influencer outreach is an area with strong crossover between PR, audience development and link building. Finding Bloggers and Influencers. Just search on something like “fashion blogger,” “foodie” or whatever topic you need and you’re on your way. Google+ Tools. CircleCount and FindPeopleonPlus are decent databases of Google+ users.

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How Bloggers Can Benefit From Google’s Rich Answers

ProBlogger

That achieving first position on page one of Google through organic traffic is the target of any blog or online business. And it  makes a world of difference to your traffic. I’m going to show you how utilising a particular feature of Google can help you to a prominent position on the first page of Google – making good use of Rich Answers. Answers provided by Google.

A Review of Google Social Media Tools

Idaconcpts

Google has often been blasted for failing to understand social media and capitalize on the rise of this communication channel. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+. However, that is not the only venture from Google into social networks and, in some markets, not even close to its most successful one. Google Buzz.

Google Author Rank and the Have Nots

Geoff Livingston

The rush to become officially integrated into the Google Author Rank system or has begun. It’s unfortunate, because Google Authorship forces weighted search rankings that favor popularity and SEO skills over substance. There have been many blogs about how to implement Google’s Author Rank system , but this isn’t one of them. Geoff Livingston on Google+.

PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 9, 2011. Blog Social Media adage adage power 150 doug davidoff Google analytics matt royse postrank Spin SucksMy mission today is to change that! people like to RT the heck out of lists.

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

Shares Extract: George Brandis today said that “Bloggers are not Journalists” meaning they don’t need the same protection. It’s probably worth investigating the number of bloggers killed in the “Line of Duty”… Today, George Brandis Attorney General for Australia stated that “ bloggers are not journalists ” in regard to the #metadata debate (Government accessing Big Data vs Privacy debate). AG George Brandis ‘I don’t regard bloggers as journalists.’ And we may need those bloggers in the future.

Advisory: Google+ Begins Booting Brands

Geoff Livingston

Much has been said about marketing on Google+. Both of us have been intentionally conservative about marketing on the new network due to a statement from Google+ specifically asking businesses and brands to wait until it formalized its business offering. To date, ABC News Radio, LAUNCH and Boing Boing have all been removed, or have voluntarily taken down their Google+ profiles.

Is Google Quietly Embracing Paid Inclusion?

Bill Hartzer

Let’s think about Google’s current product offerings, what services they are offer us as business owners, online merchants, and website owners. Over the years, Google says that it’s free to get listed. It seems as though that Google just won’t send you a lot of traffic to your website unless you pay for it. Is Google quietly embracing paid inclusion?

Google AdWords – Easy Tips for Bloggers and Small Business Owners

Kikolani

Google AdWords is one of the most popular ways of online advertising. Track the conversions and use the recorded data in Google Analytics to see what serves you the best. You're reading Google AdWords – Easy Tips for Bloggers and Small Business Owners , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. Be sure to follow Kristi on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+. Improve Your Work Habits – Healthy Living Tips For Bloggers. This is a guest post by Ivan Dimitrijevic. Campaign Budgeting.

21 Top Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers

Socially Sorted

In this post, I share 21 Top Google Chrome Extensions that will help you get more done as a social media marketer.  . Many of them I use every day!  . I’ve been using Google Chrome extensions for a couple of years now.  To say that I love them would be an understatement. Over time, I’ve started to focus in on the top Google Chrome Extensions that I use every day.

Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline Forever

Convince & Convert

PR behemoth Ketchum (the PR agency of record for ConAgra) caught it’s foot in a bear trap of its own manufacture recently, when it thunk up and perpetrated a bait and switch blogger outreach program. Simon Salt has an excellent post about this that rightly points out that the bloggers should have been more cognizant of the overall scenario, and asked who Ketchum was representing.

Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters

ProBlogger

Google+ has allowed bloggers to become broadcasters , adding a visual component to each blog post, and all you need to become a “Blogcaster” is a webcam, an internet connection, and Google+. Understanding the Basics of Google+. First, create a Google+ public event announcement a few days to a couple weeks before your Hangout. Hangout Preparation. Claim Your Work.

A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every PR or marketing person who is focused on journalists or bloggers should read this. Without further ado, this is a great story: Working with bloggers can be a somewhat daunting task if you’ve never done it before. When we decided to start marketing our app, we tried Google AdWords, social ads, social media, and a bunch of other tactics to help market our app. Yes, I know. 

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Creating a network of bloggers and journalists is a great way to provide mutual support in the world of online media. For Look for online communities of bloggers and contribute to their conversations to begin building contacts in your focus area. Type  “inurl” or “allintext” queries  in Google. 2. How do you connect with other bloggers and gatekeepers?

What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr

Spin Sucks

There is no secret formula here; these are techniques every business blogger can adopt, and their marketing counterparts can help them build it. The post What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Aly Saxe. Great investors love to send reading recommendations to their investees. follow many great blogs. I’ve helped create some notable ones.

Blogger to WordPress – Why Make The Change?

Firebelly

Recently a lot of websites and blogs have made the transition from Google’s Blogger service to an independently-hosted WordPress installation. One of the disadvantages with Blogger is that it only does that – blogs. It can be a tricky process, because transferring isn’t easy when you have hundreds of posts published already. WordPress can run an entire website.

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.

Basic SEO for Bloggers

Kikolani

For more than a decade, we have relied on websites like Google and Yahoo to sift through the billions of web pages and present a list of contenders that, according to the search engines, most accurately relate to our search query. Google will find you. Search engines, after all, are merely indexes of the many websites that the Google or Bing bots discover – or as we say, crawl.

SEO for Bloggers: A Basic Explanation

ProBlogger

Just reading that phrase can make some bloggers break into cold sweats. In other words, it’s a method of writing and building web pages that allows them to rise in the Google rankings, instead of attracting traffic through paid ads. Creating clear information that Google can understand gives it the same thing. What Does Google Want? Search Engine Optimisation.

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Top 5 Google Chrome Extensions For Bloggers

ProBlogger

Today, I’m going to share with you some of the Google Chrome extensions that have made my daily blogging tasks easier. All you need to do is type in your URL and tons of information about your site’s SEO will pop out, from your indexed pages in Google and Bing, to your Pagerank and traffic levels. Google Dictionary. Top 5 Google Chrome Extensions For Bloggers.

You'll Always Hear it First on Google+

Stay N' Alive

From now on every post I make to StayNAlive.com will originate on Google+. You'll recognize this trend immediately as you visit my blog and see the ability to automatically share the articles you read on StayNAlive.com to Facebook, and today I'm going to continue that trend with the strengths that Google+ provides. blogger google+ blog email Google

How to Market with Mom Bloggers

Convince & Convert

Therefore, brands of every genre are teaming up with mom bloggers and reporting awesome brand lift and campaign results. From fashion brands to food to travel, any brand that has moms as even some of their consumers has been at least dabbling with mom blogger partnerships. Work with each blogger’s strengths. They also had a few bloggers approach them to work together.

Google’s new privacy policy

Sherrilynne Starkie

Most Gmail users will have received at least one message from Google this week (I received ten) explaining the company’s new privacy policy.  Many bloggers and Internet industry pundits are saying this new approach is all a little too ‘Big Brother’ for comfort.  But this unified approach seems inevitable considering Google ubiquity across the Web. 

5 Goals Every Blogger Should Set Up in Google Analytics

ProBlogger

The simplest way to do this is by using Google Analytics. Google Analytics helps you not only see stats about your visitors, but also lets you create and measure your website goals and objectives. But, you likely already have a Google Analytics account, so let’s just dive in to creating the first goals for your website. How to measure your Google Analytics goals.