Technology vs. Paper for Your Task List
JULY 10, 2012
Yesterday afternoon, Allen Mireles and I were talking about our to-do lists. But I keep going back to the tried and true method of a paper task list. ” The Paper Task List. In that he included ways to manage your to-do list. How do you manage your to-do list? You see, I love technology. Other Tools. Michael Schechter and I have this conversation, as well.
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.
SEO Firm Impersonates Google, Claims Local Listing to be Deleted
AUGUST 6, 2014
During an recent unsolicited telemarketing call , a representative from an SEO firm, located in California, claimed that a company’s local business listing on Google Places (now called Google My Business ) would be taken down and deleted if they are not paid $299 to re-verify and re-boost the local listing. ” He said “Google IS in San Diego!”
Google Places Enforcing Listing Rules For Go-To-Client Businesses
Small Business Mavericks
MARCH 27, 2012
For businesses that use a go-to-client business model, you may wake up one day to find your business’s listing has disappeared from Google’s local search results. Google’s instructions for businesses when filling in their details included the following: Don’t receive customers at your location? Select the “Do not show my business address on my Maps listing” option within your dashboard — if you don’t hide your address, your listing may be removed from Google Maps. Local Internet Marketing Google Places local search
Google Bans UPS Store Locations for Google Maps Listings
MARCH 26, 2013
I knew this was coming at some point, and perhaps we all knew that Google has been starting to crack down on local businesses who have their Google Maps listing using a UPS Store as their location. This local business owner set up a Google Plus account , verified Google Authorship, and set up the Google Local / Google Maps listing. Wrong.
Google+ Tips and Tricks
JULY 5, 2011
This post is meant to be a getting started guide for those of us who got an invite and are now wondering how to use Google+. If you’re looking for an overview of Google+ check out Part 1 of this post: Google+ and World Domination. Start with your Google Profile. Remember that only you see that list of interests. Google+. Google+ Hacks and tips.
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+.
22 Simple Tips to Grow Your Email List Organically
JUNE 22, 2012
While social media marketing like Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn are getting tons of interest, email is still KING. Your email list is the core and infrastructure of your business. Obviously for email marketing to be effective, you’ve got to possess a list, right? You must grow your list organically and you must do it by offering value, that’s it.
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JANUARY 20, 2016
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MAY 7, 2015
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Five Easy Ways to Use Google+
JULY 25, 2012
Last summer, when Google+ launched in beta to the uber-geeky technology crowd, the industry was all a flutter. Was Google to be more kind with our private information? And, because it’s a Google product, the search engine giant ranks content higher if it’s promoted through the platform than that on any other social network. Are you using Google+? Not really. Hangouts.
List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
This list is not exhaustive, just what we covered in the 1 hour chat. Hootsuite for your own channels plus Hashtags and Lists. Follow: location, hashtag (eg conference) or list. Alerts from Google as a gmail or as a monitoring feed ( alerts.google.com – choose RSS not email). Automate Facebook Posts (schedule, timing) & to Twitter. Feedburner and RSS.
24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
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!
Creating Google Plus Business Pages
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Well, Google just changed the conversation in a big way and just in time. The announcement of Google pages for business came just in time to turn the whole argument on it’s head. As I scanned my Google Plus stream it quickly became clear that it was way more than that. How could we resist?
Google Places, Google+ Local, And You
Small Business Mavericks
JUNE 13, 2012
Google, in particular, is well known for changing things. Well, one of the things that has changed about Google in the last year is a strong emphasis on a social media service called Google+. Or Google Plus. In the first month of its existence Google+ became the fastest growing social media website ever. How Google Places Became Google Local. Recently, Google migrated its Google Places service into Google+ and started calling it Google Local instead. Well, the Google Local part does. Why You Should Use Google+.
Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ News
APRIL 12, 2012
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! With a “B.”
Dallas SEO: Google Gets It All Wrong on Google Maps
MARCH 22, 2016
I don’t recall anytime recently when Google showed such a horrible, misguided, completely wrong search result lately. I am stunned that Google would even possibly show a result such as this. Or, perhaps this is a sign of yet another change to Google’s search engine algorithm? Take a look at today’s search results for the search query: Dallas SEO.
Tips To Improve Performance in Google Shopping
Social Media Marketing
OCTOBER 21, 2015
If you are an online shopping store owner looking to drive sales then Google Shopping is your best bet in that endeavor. Means currently setting up ad campaigns in Google Shopping is a profitable option. Here are some useful techniques which you can apply to boost performance in Google Shopping, including tips that can help you reduce your work time. Avoid promotional text.
Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? 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. However, it seems like the more time goes by, the less likely it seems that Google+ will be around for the long haul. Image credit ).
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. The short answer is no. The number of pieces does not matter.
TopSEOs.com Banned In Google
OCTOBER 8, 2014
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.
How to Increase Your Content Visibility in Google Knowledge Graph
Convince & Convert
APRIL 15, 2016
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 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. It’s really the same as the lists you create in Facebook. But you can share with people in your Circles or, with your permission, Google will upload them to a private cloud where people with similar interests can view them.
Breaking Up Google
JANUARY 27, 2014
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.
List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)
OCTOBER 31, 2010
List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS), 20 total vendors Sorted by alphabetized order by parent company, not in priority or capability. Celine Takatsuno Thanks for keeping this list live - can be difficult to keep up in an ever-growing space with so many emerging companies + technologies. We'd be honored to show you a quick overview and addition to your list of tools.
4 Google Apps for Android
JANUARY 17, 2013
Google has taken over a large swath of the World Wide Web. From securing their indelible place as the dominant web search engine, Google is positioned to become just plain dominant. But you can make Google’s xenophobia work in your favor by jumping on the bandwagon. The proliferation of Google makes it easier to jump between apps that they own. Google Drive.
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. The A-list sucks. 10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+ originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 5, 2011.
Build Your Email List with These Growth Hacks
JUNE 4, 2015
By Giles Thomas Building an email list is hard. And yet, your email list suffers. There are some little-known growth hacks that will help you build your email list quickly and efficiently. Hack Twitter Lead Generation Cards You may already get social traffic and visitors from Twitter and some of it may even convert and help to grow your email list. Never fear!
How to Create a Google Reviews Landing Page for Your Business
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 8, 2016
You may have noticed there have been some changes to the Google ecosystem lately, especially in relation to Google+. What What you may not have come to grips with yet is how a new Google+ is going to affect your Google Local Page, the page where you used to accumulate all of those outstanding reviews from happy customers. Get Started With Google My Business.
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 Use Google Hangouts On Air to Run Your Next Webinar
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 4, 2014
Email marketing and list building… We know we have to do it, but how much time do we really spend on it? Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not dropping social media entirely, I’m just focusing my efforts more on my list. Yet, when I look at the activities in 2013 that brought the biggest boost to my email list, webinars were hands-down the most successful. Unlimited Viewers.
Moving Your.COM to a.BRAND Domain? Google Says…
FEBRUARY 10, 2016
recently asked Gary Illyes, the Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, about the effect on search when you move your website from a.COM domain name to a domain on your own.BRAND TLD. You can see the full list here: [link]. Gary from Google implies that you really just need to use the proper 301 Permanent Redirects, and use the Google site move tool.
Is Google Quietly Embracing Paid Inclusion?
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
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. Google Search Engines
Google Hangouts just get better and better
JULY 1, 2013
When we first started using Google+ Hangouts for our show The Friday Hangout the interface was pretty glitchy. Google has continually improving the Hangout interface and features and now we really have a lot to work with on desktop and mobile devices. You’ll see your conversation and the list of attendees on the call. Googleplus Google hangout No more! help, /?
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. by Pam Dyer Superb list. What to do?
On The Death Of Google Reader
APRIL 11, 2013
Google recently announced it is killing off several of its services, which it does from time to time. 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. On The Death Of Google Reader is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. He also blogs.
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). ”).
Google+ and World Domination
JULY 5, 2011
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. My recommendation for a business?
5 Things You Can Do to Escape Google Penalties
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 11, 2016
The SEO world, too, is preparing to combat unexpected threats, especially from various Google penalties. Whether you like it or not, websites in variety of niches depend on Google for a high percentage of their traffic. According to Matt Cutts , around 400,000 of these kinds of actions are being initiated manually every month by Google. What are those possible threats?
4 Steps to Segment Social Media Traffic in Google Analytics
JANUARY 13, 2011
The Google Analytics Traffic Overview is a report that provides an overview of the different kinds of sources that send traffic to your site. Given the rise of social media, a common question by newbies to Google Analytics is how to track their social media referrals. This is the most crucial part, and requires that you have a full list of the sites/words to include. Digg this!
3 Recent Changes To Google
Small Business Mavericks
JUNE 2, 2012
Google is always making new changes to improve its way of operating, and I don’t just mean to its search product. Webmaster Tools-Google Analytics integration – This one is hardly new. Google has been working on it for about a year now, but they’ve recently completed the changeover. Webmaster Tools is being faded out and moved into Google Analytics. Google Local and Google+ integration – Google is consolidating. They want everyone using Google+. However, two of the changes I’ll mention do affect search.
Facebook: How to View Newsfeed of a Friends List
JUNE 30, 2011
Let’s say you want to see just the status updates of a group or list of friends on Facebook. In 2009, I gave some detailed instructions on how to set up a list and then view the newsfeed of that list. When you confirm a friend, click Add To List. Or go to “Friends on the top tab, and start adding friends you’ve already go to lists.
Google Search Console Search Analytics: Last Updated May 3, 2016
MAY 8, 2016
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