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How 16 Companies are Dominating the World’s Google Search Results

Viper Chill

Instead, that seemingly endless variety is actually controlled by just a handful of companies. Today I’m going to reveal how the huge diversity we perceive in Google search results is once again a few large corporations controlling what we assume to be choice. As I stated earlier, I was far more surprised by how Google reacted to this. So Why Am I Surprised? Social Medi

Google News Lab, Algorithms, and Content Creation

Spin Sucks

Three years ago, I was introduced to  Narrative Science , a company that trains computers to write news stories and create content or, better explained, how  algorithms are becoming superior storytellers over journalists. An algorithm can take the data, the facts, the stats, and the angles and create a structure around earnings reports for the other 450 Fortune 5oo companies.

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50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock

Spin Sucks

This blog post idea was shamelessly stolen from  Jeff Bullas  and “ 30 Tips To Make Your Company’s Blog Rock.” 50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock. Subscribe to  SmartBrief  newsletters, RSS feeds, and  Google alerts  in order to find ideas for new content. Subscribe to the top industry blogs in your market, both company blogs and personal blogs for ideas.

Infographic on Amazing Google Facts

Idaconcpts

If you saw The Internship starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, you would have learned a couple of amazing facts about Google. It is an actual method used by Googlers for quick group discussion. A lot of Googlers were happy to see that reference to their company on the movie. There are tons of more amazing facts about Google. And they know heck of a lot about Google!

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Fast Company. Google. Connect with Fast Company. My Bookmarks Digg Del.icio.us My Yahoo Google Stumble Upon. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Energy Efficient Servers See how HP Energy Efficient Servers can help your company save energy. About Fast Company.

How Google+ Could Affect SEO

Idaconcpts

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+.

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Google to Start Showing Company Logos in Search Results?

Bill Hartzer

Based on what I am seeing using the Google Rich Snippets Tool , it looks like Google is going to be soon showing your company logo in the search results, just like they’re currently doing with Google Authorship. Search Engine Marketing

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? 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!

Six Tips for Using Google+ Now

Spin Sucks

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.

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Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ News

Spin Sucks

And yesterday, Google+ launched a new design that looks scarily similar to Facebook. Targeted updates allow companies to segment their followers, just like you can do both on Facebook and Google+. Now you can create lists by industry, job function, company size, and geography. Google+ Design. It’s been a busy week in the PR/marketing/social world!

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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Building Trust Behind a Company’s Social Media Account

Spin Sucks

We never really think about who is behind the social media accounts of our favorite companies. Very rarely do owners and CEOs of companies take on the responsibility of running their own social media accounts. This task is usually taken on by someone in the marketing department or a person whose sole position is dedicated to Facebook , Twitter , Google +, LinkedIn , and more.

Do You Use Google +?

Unspoken

Oh Google+. Google+ is the social network brought to you by arguably the biggest Internet conglomerate of all time. When this brainchild of the Google brand was announced, many people thought it would be so successful that it could edge Facebook out of the social media market. Google will be integrating photo editing capabilities right into the Google+ platform.

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.

Differences Between Facebook and Google+

Idaconcpts

Google+ provides easier access to options for sharing information than Facebook does. Google+ Circles allows its users to select which of their friends they want to share certain things (such as a photo or post) with, while not allowing the others to see them. Google+ allows its users to have live video feed interactions with each other using webcams in its Hangouts option.

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.

SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page

Mindjumpers

Tweet Guest post written by Emma Tomlinson , who is the Head of Retail at Smart Traffic, a SEO consulting company based in Bristol delivering successful campaigns to both SMEs and major brands. 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.

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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. How do I sign up?

5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

Janet Fouts

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 (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. Facebook / LinkedIn / Google Plus metrics (i.e. But “use” and “success” are two different things. What your competitors are doing in social media.

Why Google is Really Pushing HTTPs

Bill Hartzer

After all, Google has publicly stated that their search engine crawler, called Googlebot, is going to be supporting HTTP/2 soon. As you might recall, I moved this website to HTTPs a few days after Google announced that HTTPs is a search engine ranking factor. So why is Google really pushing us (especially publishers) to move our websites away from HTTP and to move to HTTPs?

TopSEOs.com Banned In Google

Bill Hartzer

TopSEOs.com, a site that listed the “top SEO firms” in a list (for a fee) has been banned in Google. TopSEOs is a paid rating system website, that, in my opinion, has used deceptive practices over the years to list what were supposedly the “Top SEOs” However, that’s just not the case: the companies on the list pay for their spot. August 2008: [link].

Marketing Doubleshot Podcast – Ep. 5 – Brands as Media Companies & Google’s Doorway Page Update

The New Strategist

In this episode Josh Muirhead and Jonathan Barrick discuss brands evolving in to full-fledged media companies, putting customer experiences and user-generated content at the forefront. Additionally, Jon and Josh discuss the news of Google’s latest algorithm change, taking aim at doorway pages, and what it means for your SEO strategy. Links & resources mentioned in this episode: 5 Predictions for GoPro As A Media Company - www.edelmandigital.com/2015/02/19/friday5.

The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The way content is shared today changes online marketing, putting content to the forefront of what users, companies, brands and products are about. 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.

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Are Google+ Business Pages Replacing Facebook Pages?

Janet Fouts

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.

The Future of Google+: Social Network or Search Enhancer?

Spin Sucks

I’ve been thinking a lot about Google+ since they launched their business pages last week. Google+ announced at 1 p.m. Here is what I think is going on: Google has been working with companies, behind the scenes, to build their brand pages and collect followers through search and employees, so at launch the perception is everyone is flocking to Plus.

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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On The Death Of Google Reader

Waxing UnLyrical

Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. Really, that’s what any good company does; cut the dead weight. This time though, Google  cut services for a tool that isn’t just “popular.” ” Google Reader is the bedrock for how many people collect information on the Internet.

Google Removed Carousel from Google Search Results

Bill Hartzer

Google has removed the Google Carousel from the search results. search for keyword phrases such as Dallas Hotels, Chicago Hotels, and New York Hotels, popular searches that previously showed the Google Carousel, now shows a different type of search result, which is similar to the traditional map pack. Google removed carousel. Google Search Engines For good.

Media companies and losing talent

The Way of the Web

And related to that was Neil Perkin, with a typically insightful post asking ‘Why big companies get rid of talented people?’ To quote: Despite talking a good game, many large organisations remain relatively poor at moving talent around the company. So companies take the easy option. How big media companies can keep talented people. 1. Freedom.

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?

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. Still, those same critics cannot blame the Mountain View-based search giant for not trying and, actually, may be shortchanging the company’s actual efforts. When asked about Google social media tools, the average person will immediately mention Google+.

Are YOU a Social Asset to Your Company? Are Your Employees?

Stay N' Alive

One of the things I talk about in Google+ Marketing For Dummies is the importance of getting your employees and brand loyalists involved in social media. This is something I''m seeing has more and more importance with the emergence of Google Authorship and the affect a public profile on Facebook has for individuals. Let''s take Google Authorship as an example.

Google Search Console Search Analytics: Last Updated May 3, 2016

Bill Hartzer

Google Search Console’s Search Analytics feature, the feature that allows you to see the keywords, impressions, clicks, and average position of your website’s pages, has not been updated since May 3, 2016. Usually, Google allows verified website owners to see their search query data up to the past two days (the data is delayed two days). Google Search Engines

Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google News Optimization Tips by Adam Sherk on September 3, 2009 This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it. To get your videos into Google News you need to create a YouTube channel.

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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. Additional people will be invited over time, as the company tries to build anticipation while working out any bugs. Personally, I feel it is a quite intelligent move if Google wants to expand commercially (for businesses), in line with Facebook’s move.

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

Pamorama

The team at Vocus has researched the latest and greatest trends in marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Example: Starbucks posts photos to Facebook from Instagram, and many of the brand’s photos are taken by customers — not the company. Google+. The world of social media is ever-changing. Twitter.

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Interview With a Small Business Owner Crushed by Google

Bill Hartzer

Mr. Zoot originally claimed that he, as a small business owner, has been crushed by Google. He’s been only for over 10 years, and, in the past several years Google has taken steps through various algorithm changes and other policies, to crush his business online. You shouldn’t have relied solely on Google for your traffic and revenue”. Google Search Engines

Google Knol Is Dead

Small Business Mavericks

Google has finally decided to kill its Knol pages. It’s been 3 1/2 years since Google opened up its Knol pages to the public. My suspicion is the service isn’t as popular as Google initially thought it would be so they are either selling it or making some kind of deal with the new owners/developers to keep the product going under a new name. The Google Knol home page links to a company called Annotum , which will be the new name of Knol pages starting in May 2012. But it appears that come May 1, 2012, Google will be out of the picture.

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. Google+ : A Quick Snapshot. New features.

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

SocialFish

While going through the process it also occurred to me that companies are setting themselves up for significant problems should they ever have to fire the person who established their organization’s various social media presences because, in many cases,company pages or accounts are linked to personal accounts. managed the org’s Linkedin group and company page.

Get Twitter Follow and Google +1

Spin Sucks

It may not come as a big surprise to you that Google is trying to beat Facebook. And it’s been a big week for both with  Google +1 and Twitter follow launching. Likewise a person can like your website or blog, just like they would for Facebook, but this time it hits their Google profile. You’ll want to make sure you’re logged into Google. Viola!

Google Targets ‘Scraped’ Content and ‘Content Farms’

Idaconcpts

In a move “to encourage a healthy web ecosystem,” Google recently announced a major change to its search algorithm – a move to devalue so-called “content farms” that primarily copy content from other websites, and sites that offer little or no value-added content for users. Google,” he notes, “launched an algorithm tweak in January to combat spam and scraper sites.” Tweet This!

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