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A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators

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Gini Dietrich shares a gigantic list of our favorites. The post A Gigantic List of Tools for Communicators appeared first on Spin Sucks. There are a ton of free and paid tools that makes the job of the communicator much, much easier. Comments I need an Excel support group. It's the one piece of software I. by Samantha McCain Excel! Oh, how do I love thee! I'm still relatively new to.

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Technology vs. Paper for Your Task List

Spin Sucks

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.

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Google+ for Your Business


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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SEO Firm Impersonates Google, Claims Local Listing to be Deleted

Bill Hartzer

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!”

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Google Places Enforcing Listing Rules For Go-To-Client Businesses

Small Business Mavericks

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

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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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Google Places, Google+ Local, And You

Small Business Mavericks

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+.

Five Easy Ways to Use Google+

Spin Sucks

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.

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Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

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?

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Free Search Engine Submission Get Your URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Do you have a URL that you want to submit to Search Engines so that you are much easily seen on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Much More? Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! With business going all out on Social Media it is time that you have a good understanding of Search Engines. Apart from this you can have simple OnLine Submissions that do not cost anything. Better to start now rather later. Over 3.5

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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! With a “B.”

List of 3rd Party Social Media Tools #Blab #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

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 ( – choose RSS not email). Automate Facebook Posts (schedule, timing) & to Twitter. Feedburner and RSS.

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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? 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!

Tips To Improve Performance in Google Shopping

Social Media Marketing

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.

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Your URL Can Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

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! link] Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! 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! Automatic Re-Submissions Increases the possibility of staying listed in the search engines. This Is Free To Join.

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Dallas SEO: Google Gets It All Wrong on Google Maps

Bill Hartzer

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.

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?


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 ).

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Use Media Relations to Get on the First Page of Google

Spin Sucks

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.

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Bill Hartzer, 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.

3 Recent Changes To Google

Small Business Mavericks

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.

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.

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. My recommendation for a business?

10 Things to Consider As You Move to Google+

Spin Sucks

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.

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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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Build Your Email List with These Growth Hacks

Spin Sucks

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!

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List of Social Media Management Systems (SMMS)

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


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.

Google Helpouts- Small Biz Boon?

Janet Fouts

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.

The Google+ Project Is Here

Spin Sucks

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.

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

SocialTimes Facebook

Just don’t try to generate reach with clickbait , because that’s another thing on the hit list. 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. Possibly.

How to Create a Google Reviews Landing Page for Your Business

Convince & Convert

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.

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.

10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool


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?

How to Use Google Hangouts On Air to Run Your Next Webinar

Convince & Convert

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.

Google Hangouts just get better and better

Janet Fouts

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, /?

4 Steps to Segment Social Media Traffic in Google Analytics


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!

5 Things You Can Do to Escape Google Penalties

Convince & Convert

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?

How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

Google News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list or a definitive ranking. The figures include traffic directly from Google News and well as traffic from embedded news oneboxes in the regular Web search results.

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Looking Back on the Year of the Panda: Google Algorithm Changes

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This last year Google brought a large number of algorithm changes to the table.  In case you missed it through all the chaos, below lists all of the crazy Google changes that occurred in 2011and just what they all meant: Top 10 Google Algorithm Changes of 2011. April 11 : Panda update 2.0 – This incorporated Google searcher blocking data. Like this post?

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How to Remove in Google Analytics

Bill Hartzer

There’s a rogue website that is showing up as a referral in your Google Analytics. So, to accurately see your referral and website visitor traffic in Google Analytics, I recommend removing this or “excluding” in your Google Analytics tracking. First, you need to log into Google Analytics. Google Search Engines Web Analytics