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Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate

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Kimberly Erskine says Google+ is not dead and makes the case on why businesses are discounting their SEO efforts if they don't use it consistently. The post Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate appeared first on Spin Sucks.

22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

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In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has  created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. lively community has developed and grown on  Facebook  and  Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.

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The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. This struggle is even more difficult for business-to-business (B2B) marketers, who feel so lost trying effectively target business professionals on Facebook that they only put in half the effort or abandon the platform completely. Go Viral.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? It’s certainly gaining traction, with over 500 million users now on board, already half of Facebook’s total. 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.

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” We ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. Putting “we” in community.

Social Media Marketing Tips and Tricks for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and More


The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Here’s what they found: Facebook. Facebook users like photos. Google+. Chobani uses hashtags created by the community, not the company. The world of social media is ever-changing.

How Google+ Could Affect SEO


Google HQ is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of searches. There are several issues with ranking user-generated content through social media because it depends who is the original author, to what communities the author belongs to, and whether the author is an authority on the subject of the content. Here is a discussion of how Google+ could affect SEO.

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How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Our conversation reminded me of Jeff Jarvis’   What Would Google Do ? Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

Then you started distributing said content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… maybe other platforms as well. You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Content Marketing Public Relations automation community building content marketing

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community. What sort of community will it become? It became a community dedicated to change…a community of action.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:  Community managers have a challenging job. Following a hilarious video on improving your private life, in which the company introduces guru Fille Güte, Ikea Singapore took to Facebook to launch the Shelf Help Guru Contest. Continue the conversation on our Facebook or Google+ pages. Include a visual or video response.

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Waxing UnLyrical

In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Now, definitions aside, I think community building (and, therefore, the management thereof) is one of the biggest differences between “old” and “new” PR. That’s ok.

135 Million Users Are Active in Google+ Stream

The Realtime Report

“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

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Happy Monday! Enjoy! 1. 

How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?


It was probably because Google issued a signal way back in 2010 that website speed is soon going to be an important consideration for ranking going forward. It was then in October 2015 that Google announced its AMP project and made everyone’s obsession reaching a peak with their website speed, further making sure that Accelerated Mobile Pages don’t go a miss. What is ‘Google AMP’?

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This post will depress all the Facebook Ninjas who’ve drunk the Facebook Koolaid. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. But their Facebook Page has just 23 fans so far. Three of those are my two Facebook accounts, and the third is that of my partner. The Page will show up in Google search results.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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Cinemagraphs: The “New” Facebook Ad Format is Mesmerizing GIF/Video Hybrids


As auto-play videos is now being fully established on Facebook, the social network is looking into ways to increase the quality of the ads displayed in the News Feed. A new ad format called a cinemagraph could be the answer and it is expected to start appearing soon. Similar Posts: How to secure your Facebook Page from being hacked. General Electric. Honda. Burberry.

Google+ Page Tips for Nonprofits


I admit I was a bit skeptical when I got an email from a Google rep offering to help set up a Google+ page for ASHA. mean, god knows I’ve never heard of Facebook offering to help organizations with anything, much less brand pages. Also, I am  still kind of lukewarm on Google+ overall. He shared this handy guide, 10 ways to build your community on Google+.

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Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. Now, especially if you work in the PR field, you may be familiar with #soloPR (and the excellent Twitter chats); you may not be as familiar with , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform. measurepr.

Building Your Community On Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Building Your Community On Social Media I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ? Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Use This As Invite Click Here Join Me: [link] ?2. Add Your Site For FREE! Over 3.5 link] 3.

Top Magazines on Google+ Have Larger Fan Base But Less Engagement Than On Facebook

The Realtime Report

The buzz about  Google Plus  was grim as 2012 began: “ a virtual ghost town compared to Facebook ” was how the platform was described in February, as the rapid user growth following its June 2011 launch leveled off — and data revealed that those who signed up were doing little after that. Community Size: Impressive.  By November 2011, comScore reported that 15.2 visitors.

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?


As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? When it launched three years ago, I was among the many who had high hopes for the platform, wishing it would replace Facebook. 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.

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Breaking Up Google

Geoff Livingston

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.

Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More


There are many tricks of the trade, such as including a shortened URL in your LinkedIn posts, using mobile-friendly images on Facebook, and applying the rule of thirds on Instagram. Optimize your Facebook posts. Provide a link: If you include a link, use a URL shortener such as so you can track how many people are clicking through from Facebook. Shorten URLs:

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global  community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. The best resources can be found by looking simply around online and seeing what other brands are doing with their communities. It should always be organic).

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies


I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. In the process of disconnecting myself from the organization’s various social media accounts, it occurred to me that I haven’t seen a lot–or anything–written about how to leave a community management position. Facebook. Google+. Linkedin.

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!


Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager. With a boom in social media presence of brands, the role of a Community Manager is growing.

15 Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+

The Social Media Hat

Social Media 15 Ways To Get More Followers On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+. We can tell you how to get more followers on Twitter, how to get more fans on Facebook, and how to get followers on Instagram and Google +. How to Get More Followers on Facebook. Ah Facebook. But how do you get more followers on Facebook? 1. Google Hangouts.

Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger


Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. Facebook is now venturing into their next Messenger-based project: bots. Facebook Reactions – Three Months On. Open for Business.

Boost your business with Google Plus Page ??? How Create Google+ Profile and Page

Social Media Marketing

Google Plus is a social networking site design and developed by Google Inc. Google+ is a similar social media site like Face book, Linkedin and Stumble Upon where user can share anything that he/she like. Google+ is the second largest social media site after Facebook. After completing their profile you are ready to use Google+.

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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YouTube, Gmail, Google Places are Dead, Long Live Google Plus

Laurel Papworth

Will Google fold YouTube, Gmail and Places into Google Plus? Oh, and Google’s Authorship Markup suddenly screws with your SEO (search engine optimisation) and SMO (social media optimisation) in ways that you can only imagine. Google’s SMO search algorithm ). The images show the eery similarity between the rebranding of YouTube into OneChannel and Google Plus.

The Truth about Google + for Business (and Content Marketing)

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments They’re not going to take away the aspects of the social layer; Google+ is Google. Tweet This Social Infrastructure This week’s podcast guest, Martin Shervington , was scheduled a long time ago, but his appearance comes at a particularly appropriate time given the recent announcement about changes in Google+ leadership. Holy Social! Seth Godin.

Google: Plus or Minus?

Geoff Livingston

Many folks have reviewed Google+. Certainly the launch went well with pundits acknowledging the significant improvement over past Google efforts and the serious competition it may offer Facebook. However, while Google+ adds to the game, it subtracts from the dwindling pool of time dedicated to social networks. Google+ will add to that competitiveness.

Google+ v. Facebook: The Battle For Our Love

Waxing UnLyrical

But the ability to put people in them is not a big enough draw for me to entirely abandon Facebook if only a small number of my contacts set up Google+ profiles. are all still over at Facebook. And, more importantly, the audience my organization is trying to connect with is still on Facebook. LinkedIn was like Facebook, but for work. But it’s coming.).

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. admire a lot of the community and social media work done by the Xbox team. If you don’t put the effort in then your community will wither and die. Just start talking.

Social media training on Foursquare Google Plus Pinterest Facebook Training for June and July 2012

Laurel Papworth

Here are some social media courses for you (or perhaps, for someone you know) for June and July.  A hands on, practical computer class on Google Plus ( half day ) and some short 2 hour  howto sessions ( demonstration ) on Pinterest Foursquare and Facebook Timeline for Business. Google Plus Business Page training and computer workshop. Perhaps you have a Facebook Page?

Strength of Community Supersedes Influence

Geoff Livingston

After the influencer “graces&# everyone with their presence, the organization’s community remains. After a sales or advocacy campaign winds up, the community remains. When those initiatives are needed again, they require a strong community in place, openly receptive of such overtures. That’s why the most important metric should always be Strength of Community.