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Google+ for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

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.

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How to Leverage the New Twitter Partnership with Google

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto.com On February 4, Bloomberg broke the news about a deal between Google and Twitter , allowing tweets to appear in Google’s search results as soon as they are posted. In today’s post, I am going to delve more deeply into this topic, as it’s big news for people who are active in Twitter, or who are actively implementing SEO.

Agency Leads Must Absolutely Use Twitter

Spin Sucks

We try it all first and take our learnings and apply them to that of our clients. A few weeks ago, a client asked if we should try Twitter Lead Generation Cards  for their business. Just Follow on Twitter? You see the author, a lead at a very well-known firm, thinks those of us who run agencies should only follow people on Twitter—not engage, respond, or even tweet. She agreed.

Why people don’t get Google+

Janet Fouts

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+.

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

Pamorama

Optimize your Twitter posts. Optimize your Google+ posts. Keep in mind that Google+ will automatically add a hashtag to your post for key/trending topics. Optimize Your Posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and More is a post by Pam Dyer on Pamorama | Social Media Marketing Blog. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer. Optimize your LinkedIn posts.

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!

The Power of Social Over Search Engines

Spin Sucks

How long do you think you could go without using an Internet search engine? asked my friends and networks the question, and two thirds of the people I asked said that, on average, they use a search engine more than 10 times per day. Think about the power and influence this gives search engines over the way we see the world. quit Google cold turkey. What do you think?

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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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.

Meeting Google’s Quality Guidelines: Will Google EAT Your Content?

ProBlogger

Google’s Updated Quality Guidelines  . This past November, Google released their Quality Rater Guidelines so that businesses, marketers, content writers, and SEO experts could get an idea of exactly what the search engine giant was looking for when it came to quality content. Then, on March 28, Google updated the original document and pared it down from 160 pages to 146 pages.

How to be Twitterific – 39 Expert Twitter Guides and Tips

Webbiquity SMM

From humble beginnings, Twitter has grown to become an indispensable source for online news alerts as well as a vital marketing tool. The microblogging site now boasts more than 255 million monthly active users , and 53% of Twitter users recommend products in their tweets at some time. How can marketers best utilize Twitter’s expanded features and the latest tools?

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

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+. It’s Twitter on steroids. The user interface is getting better but it’s still painful to get in and out unlike sites like Twitter and Facebook which are very manageable through 3rd party apps. Here’s what they said: Google+. Twitter.

The Difference Between SEOs and Search Engine Marketers

Bill Hartzer

During a recent comment thread on Facebook by my buddy Steve Floyd , the subject of SEOs (Search Engine Optimization pros or “search engine optimizers”) and SEMs (Search Engine Marketers or “Pay Per Click professionals”) came up. It’s the way SEOs and Search Engine Marketers work. Search Engine Marketing Search Engine Optimization

Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords: Which Is Better for Your Business?

SocialTimes Facebook

In a June Newsroom post , engineer Lars Backstrom  made it pretty clear that Facebook is aware the changes will disrupt businesses. Do Facebook’s changes make Google AdWords  a more viable advertising spend? To answer that question, we probably need to look at the differences between Facebook ads and Paid Google Search (PPC): Pinpoint targeting: With Facebook ads, you can get extremely specific about the people who see your ads, unlike Google PPC, which based on keywords. Few people are on Facebook searching for products, so this point goes to Google.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. We’re proud to acknowledge these 50 women from 41 different organizations as the top #Nifty50 women of technology on Twitter for 2012. Now a Business Information Analyst at The Mint Partnership, Valerie has an extensive background in the architecture and engineering industry. Stacey Acevero. Elyse_D.

4 Steps to Segment Social Media Traffic in Google Analytics

Idaconcpts

The Google Analytics Traffic Overview is a report that provides an overview of the different kinds of sources that send traffic to your site. “Search Engines&# shows visits from people who clicked to your site from a search engine result page. Given the rise of social media, a common question by newbies to Google Analytics is how to track their social media referrals.

The #1 Reason You’ll Want to Use Google+

Almost Savvy

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.

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Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

According to this unsolicited commercial email (spam), getting more Facebook Likes will increase your search engine rankings. And the sender, Nick Grey, even says that Matt Cutts from Google said so. Googles software engineer, Matt Cutts, has confirmed reports that Google uses social signals, such as links from Facebook and Twitter, as a ranking factor.

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 mostly a playground for engineers and marketers. What are Google’s future plans for the platform? Image credit: SEOmoz.

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Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

Remember, the more you clean up those old posts the more they will pay you back with increased search engine traffic or organic traffic from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Use Google’s Webmaster tools to ensure that there aren’t any 404s occurring – If you aren’t familiar with Google’s Webmaster tools , now is the time to get familiar.

How Social Media Can Affect Your Search Engine Rankings

ProBlogger

Now more than ever, marketing experts are improving their marketing strategy with fewer resources, and they are shifting marketing budgets from traditional to digital tactics like search engine optimization and social media. You can see 38% of those doing very well with search engine optimization were also extensively integrating social media. Twitter has over 550 million accounts.

Behr Paint Now Offering SEO and Search Engine Marketing Services

Bill Hartzer

But, apparently Behr Paint ( Behr Process Corporation ) is now offering search engine optimization and search engine marketing services to registered BehrPro professionals. Local businesses can now get their paint and their search engine optimization and search engine marketing services from the same company. – Google+ Local registration. And, Ms. Carter.

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?

Did Google Just Kill Email?

Twist Image

No need to fret, Google is here. Let''s go back in time to a blog post titled, Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown? from January 2012: "Google has the power (and ability) to make Google+ (and everything being shared within it) the underlying social platform within all of its many applications ( Android , Gmail , Google Docs , Picasa , Google Maps , Google News , YouTube , etc.). And - make no mistake about it - both Facebook and Twitter are not fans of having their information indexed on Google." google. email.

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.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week.

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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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Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. I won’t break down all the features and how-tos and what-ifs, as other folks are better at that, including  Jason Falls and Chris Brogan. Already, some early Google Plus users have created 20 or more Circles to categorize their online relationships.

How to Get Your Google+ Plus Posts Indexed in Google

Bill Hartzer

Google+ (also referred to as Google Plus), is the new social network by Google that is very similar to Facebook in its functionality. As you probably know by now, I am certainly a tough critic at times when it comes to search engine optimization. After all, that’s what I do for a living (specifically organic search engine optimization).

Some Google Changes and Google Plus Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Chobani was not on the first page, and Pepsi’s Twitter link actually trumped Facebook.

Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. After all, if you’re paying $150,000 for Google Analytics Premium, you’d be expecting all information. That’s entirely lost now.

Is Twitter Or Facebook More Influential In The SERPs?

Small Business Mavericks

Todd Mallicoat aka Stuntdubl recently fielded a series of SEO questions on Twitter. Next year, what will effect (sic) SERP’s (sic) more, Twitter or Facebook? As Rand points out, Google and Facebook aren’t exactly friends. In fact, Google has decided not to use popular Facebook indicators in its search algorithms, which means that Facebook does not really affect Google’s SERPs. But Bing still is way behind Google in search market share. Take a look at Twitter, on the other hand. Directly, he says, it will be Twitter.

What Could Kill Google and Facebook

Webbiquity SMM

potential Google killer , Facebook killer or even Twitter killer may not do it with superior technology, but simply with a better user experience. Google. Google not only accounts for 85% of all web searches but controls an astounding 44% of the global online advertising market. Twitter. Last year it stopped sharing tweet data with Google (bad for the SEO results of Twitter users) and more recently the company eliminated the ability to automatically share tweets on LinkedIn. You can’t even find anyone working in the place. Twice. Facebook.

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools

Pamorama

pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. Infographic] Next post: Who’s Using Twitter in the U.S.?

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. I won’t break down all the features and how-tos and what-ifs, as other folks are better at that, including  Jason Falls and Chris Brogan. Already, some early Google Plus users have created 20 or more Circles to categorize their online relationships.

Is Google+ About To Make Facebook Frown?

Twist Image

It's time to pay attention to Google+. Back in July, I Blogged about Google 's foray into online social networking, Google+ (more here: Co-dependency In The Age of Facebook ). At the time, the majority of the discourse surrounding Google+ was about whether or not it would be able to compete in a Facebook world. Google+ for business. google. google docs.