Sponsored Comments: Is the Web About to Get Uglier?
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
” The idea was to generate a little awareness and build relationships with journalists and bloggers by commenting on articles where the client had an expertise. Though the idea has evolved to look more like DIY media relations , it still is pretty viable…if you know how to comment well. We evolved as comments became the next big thing. Sponsored Comments?
Non-Facebook Users: Please Comment Here
DECEMBER 19, 2012
Scroll below his post to add a comment — and be forced to comment through Facebook. Whether or not you choose to share that comment on your Facebook wall is up to you, but it’s either comment with Facebook or don’t comment at all. His readers preferred Disqus. I’ve asked you before which commenting system you prefer best. Need help?
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. Resources.
The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools
JUNE 21, 2016
Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do. As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools.
Why Blog Comments Are About Branding
Small Business Mavericks
DECEMBER 26, 2013
Remember when blog comments were about building links and traffic? Then Google decided not to count blog comments for links. That pretty much shut down the blog-commenting-as-linkbuilding game. But blog comments still hold value. The value to be found in blog comments today is in branding. When you leave a blog comment on a blog post within your niche, you are essentially signing that comment with your stamp of authority. When you successfully brand yourself through blog comments, you’ll find your traffic. Others won’t.
Why people don’t get Google+
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
Google+ is a great social network. I can’t count the number of people I’ve said that to and they didn’t really believe me. Google+ is worth the effort. like to say Google+ combines the best of Twitter and Facebook on one network. But nobody uses Google+. It’s no surprise that Mike has over 170,000 people following him on Google+.
Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments
The Social Media Hat
JUNE 10, 2016
Social Media Stop Losing Track of Instagram Comments. Comments From Engaged Followers Are Too Easily Buried In Notifications. You see, when you post a great image to Instagram, it will garner all kinds of likes and comments. Continue to post great images and those likes and comments will pile up gloriously. Comments are effectively buried! Comments you cannot see!
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.”
Where does Google+ fit into your B2B Marketing plans? [infographic]
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JULY 9, 2014
Have you made Google Plus a part of your marketing strategy yet? After all, it’s not every day that a social media website goes to great lengths to make your business more visible, but that’s exactly what you’ll get from Google’s services. By giving every plus profile a page rank, Google makes it easier for everyone to show up online in the search engine.
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+.
How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting
MAY 1, 2011
And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. In Google Reader, of course. Why I Use Google Reader. It’s easy.
Matt Cutts Comments on My April Fool’s Prank
APRIL 9, 2015
By the way, if you haven’t seen the post, it’s titled “ Globe Runner Welcomes Matt Cutts as Director of Search “ On the April 8, 2015 “This Week at Google” Twit.tv Here are Matt Cutts’ comments: Leo Laporte : I was really disheartened that a couple of weeks ago that you left Google. Google Search Engines
Facebook vs Google Infographic
DECEMBER 22, 2010
Subscribe to the comments for this post? Post on Google Buzz. Google vs Facebook facebook versus google facebook vs google google facebook infographic google versus facebook google vs facebookContinue reading for an insightful infographic from digitalsurgeons. Click for larger image.). Email this to a friend? Share this on Facebook. Digg this!
How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks
JANUARY 24, 2012
As many of you know, I love writing about Google Analytics. I’m a data junkie, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than learning more about the visitors coming to my blog. One of the best ways to get actionable data out of your Google Analytics is to set up goals. Absolutely – you can start with your comments! good reason to encourage comments! Disclaimer.
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. This is so disappointing to me. So I give in.
What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?
JULY 9, 2013
What is the true value of a comment on a blog? Eventually, additional features like the ability for a reader to comment on a post and the introduction of RSS (a syndication feature that would notify readers by email or web-based readers when the blogger updated or published to the blog) helped to propel the platform to the mainstream. To this date, there is a constant slew of criticism and discourse on the importance of comments. Schaefer ) who spend a lot of time playing in the comments. personal story: often when people leave a comment on my blog, I do not respond.
10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments
OCTOBER 26, 2011
PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings. Want some of that?
Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted
JANUARY 27, 2011
Nevertheless, you Googled them and eventually got to know them, which would have been the first step toward buying from them. Having negative comments on your Facebook wall or blog means you’re doing something right! Take those negative comments from your pagans, and address it in a way that talks to your core believers! What can you post today on Facebook, Twitter, a blog’s comment section, etc. Inspire me below… -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Why Negative Blog Comments are Important and Wanted on his blog. would argue no.
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.
Use Media Relations to Get on the First Page of Google
JANUARY 20, 2015
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?” You could have one epic piece of content that gives you expertise on that topic—in the eyes of Google—or you could create 200 pieces. Whether they comment on it. The short answer is no.
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. Update: for more on this last point see the comment from Michael Cottam below). Once a site has cleaned up its profile, breaking free of Panda requires a rolling update by Google.
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. Other people, from around the world who share those same passions, can comment and create conversation around your topic. The Google+ Project Is Here originally appeared on Spin Sucks on June 29, 2011. Ai yi yi! Circles.
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.
The Value Of Blog Comments
JANUARY 12, 2012
Last week, Mathew Ingram over at GigaOm published a Blog post titled, Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort. It seems like there's a movement for more and more Blogs to not bother having the comments enabled. The story goes back to the early days of Blogging (now, over a decade old) where the discourse tightens over the idea that anyone and everyone should be able to contribute to content, and that the true value of Blogging content - in the first place - is how the Blogger engages and responds in the comment section. They can do all of that (and more) on Google+.
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+. See the red arrows above to direct you to the correct page.
PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.
JUNE 9, 2013
No, this isn’t another one of those anti-Google+ posts and no…it isn’t one of those reverse psychology attempts to actually trick you into visiting my Google+ page. In fact, I really don’t want you to visit my Google+ page and I have a good reason for it. We can all lie with charts and graphs and corporations like Google excel at it. Cheers!
10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+
JULY 5, 2011
Something interesting is happening with Google+. 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. 10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+ originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 5, 2011. You have to know this.
The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MAY 15, 2012
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).
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 ?
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?
Google Helpouts- Small Biz Boon?
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
We are big fans of the Google Hangout around here. Now Google’s introduced a new program called “Helpouts” The idea is to do a hangout with someone else to help them solve a problem or learn a skill. Examples on the Google website include learning to play guitar, navigate a software application, or cook, but the opportunities are endless. All good. Think Wave.
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. Angry Birds.
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.
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. Here’s the thing.
10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool
JANUARY 4, 2014
The demise of Google’s Keyword Tool, the most popular of its kind, has left marketers scrambling for alternatives. It has been rebranded as Google AdWords Planner , which offers much less functionality and requires users to have an AdWords account in order to use it. . 10 best alternatives to the Google Keyword Tool. Comments Thanks, Michael! What to do?
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). ”).